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Holiday Events

Coos Bay Public Library Kids & Teens Event: DIY Gifts. Friday, December 15, 2:30pm-4:30pm. Make handmade gifts for friends and family at this drop-in event. Quality gifts, cookies and a gift wrap station—don’t miss this FREE event! All craft materials are provided but children may want to bring a paint smock or old t-shirt.  

Santa On A Harley, Saturday, December 16, 11am-1pm. Come down to Coos Bay Toyota and get your picture taken with Santa on a Harley.

Ornament Making For The Whole Family At Coos Art Museum. Saturday, December 16th, 11am-3pm.  Drop in and make Two Wood Slice ornaments – one for the Art Museum’s tree and one to take home! All supplies are provided and all ages are welcome. Admission is Free.

“CHRISTMAS IS JESUS”! A Children’s Sunday School Musical Program.Sunday, December 17, 11am (during 11am Service). Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1290 Thompson Rd Coos Bay. Open to all community members. 


4th Annual Kids Fishing Pole Giveaway, December 14, 3-6pm at Englund Marine, 91146 Cape Arago Hwy. For kids ages 14 and under. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Santa will be there for photo ops! This event is made possible by the Marine Corps League Coquille River Detachment 1042 and community members.

31st Annual Holiday Lights at Shore Acres, Now through December 31, 2017, 4:00–9:30pm every night (including Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Walk-thru Display – All abilities accessible. Open Garden House with hot cider, punch, coffee and cookies! Parking fee $5 per vehicle, or current OPRD Annual Parking Permit, or Coastal Passport, or current Campground Receipt. No additional charge for lightsviewing. More information, call 541-756-5401.

Inspecting Carol at the Dolphin Playhouse

A theatre company is in dire straits: they're broke, the actors seem to be trying to sabotage "A Christmas Carol," their one shot at some actual revenue, and the Feds are about to pull their life-or-death funding.  Their one hope is to win over the evaluator who seems to be disguised as a struggling but incompetent actor. Their survival depends on going along with every bizarre idea this spy comes up with.

Inspecting Carol at the Dolphin Playhouse will run from December 1st thru 17th at 580 Newmark Ave. in the Historic Empire District.  Tickets are $10, $8 for seniors and students, and $5 for under 12 (PG13 for some profanity).  As always, first Saturday, the 2nd, is Pay What You Can. More information and reservations at (541)808-2611,

Bay Area Seniors Computer Club

Regular Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month and held at: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1290 Thompson Rd., Coos Bay. Refreshments Visiting & Help Stations 9:15-9:45A.M., Presentation 9:45-11A.M.

Friday, December 15, 2017 - “Q&A with Tim Edingfield”. Questions on Windows 10, the new fall update, new program features, computer buying, computer issues, and any audience questions will be addressed as time allows.

Come and be our guest. For more information email Check out our website Membership is 50 years and over.

Drop-in Computer Lab

Coos Bay Public Library will be offering FREE Drop-in Computer Labs for users with general questions about computers and devices. The next December lab will be held Wednesday December 20th from 2:00 to 4:00pm in the Coos Bay Library’s Cedar Room.

Labs are for computer owners who have general computing questions. These labs are open to questions regarding apple devices, windows devices, mobile devices, and eBook questions. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops or mobile devices, but a couple additional laptops will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no formal lecture, but we will be here to answer your questions!

Please call 269-1101 for further information on this program. These labs are free of charge and registration is not required.

South Coast Wood at Coos Art Museum

Coos Bay – From December 15, 2017 to February 17, 2018 Coos Art Museum will be exhibiting a selection of wood art by local artist/craftsmen. The South Oregon Coast is known for its wood and woodworkers. This exhibition highlights some of this local talent featuring many pieces of fine furniture, woodturning, and decorative wood art.

The exhibition will be held on the second floor

A free public opening reception will take place from 5pm until 7pm on December 15 and all are invited to attend and meet the artists.

Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) Meeting

Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding a meeting at Noon on Saturday, December, 16, 2017 at COOS FOREST PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION, 63612 FIFTH ROAD, COOS BAY, OR 97420.

The main topic is “Avoiding Disaster”.  This will be a discussion about how to avoid disasters and how to minimize the impact of disasters when you can’t avoid them.

SWOP meetings always start with a question and answer period before the main topic so all in attendance get a chance to participate.

This is a free public meeting to get to know fellow local preppers in southwestern Oregon counties and to exchange information and ideas.  It is important for individuals to understand that they will be “on their own” in the event of a disaster and not to depend on receiving outside help.   Join Southwestern Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or

The Film Noir Series At Coos Bay Public Library

The FILM NOIR series at Coos Bay Public Library continues on Sunday, December 17th at 4:00.  Otto Preminger’s 1952 thriller Angel Face is this month’s feature.

Angel Face is a film noir that started as an under-appreciated melodrama but later gained an almost cult-like status. Directed by Otto Preminger for RKO a year after he made the noir melodrama The Thirteenth Letter, Angel Face features a stunning portrayal by Jean Simmons and an understated and enjoyable performance by Robert Mitchum.  Beautiful Diane Tremayne (Simmons) is a sophisticated, wealthy young woman capable of manipulating anyone who crosses her path. She also has a dark side she manages to conceal behind her appearance and her good manners. Soon after the untimely death of her stepmother (Barbara O’Neil), Diane pursues handsome Frank Jessup (Mitchum). Before long, she starts to win him over -- but Frank quickly suspects that the manic Diane had more to do with her stepmother’s death than she lets on.  When he shows signs of pulling away, Diane schemes to get him in so deep he’ll never get out.

The Film Noir series is held on the third Sunday of the month. Everyone is welcome at this free program sponsored by The Friends of Coos Bay Public Library.  The Library is located at 525 Anderson Avenue.  Please call 269-1101 or visit for further information about this program.

South Coast Inventors Monthly Meeting

South Coast Inventors is a free to attend non-profit organization. Our monthly meeting is at 6:30pm on Thursday December 7th, at the Newmark Center, 1988 Newmark Ave, Room 207. For more information visit our site or call 541-366-1677.

 Rick Stillwagon, President of Stillwagon Distillery’s will be our next speaker. He will discuss about the company history, the current liquor/spirits market and advice for startup business.

 Our group helps turn your idea into products, improve existing ones or help you to start a new business. Learn to navigate the complicated path of product development, patent search & application plus prototype construction. Everyone uses their expertise to solve problems. This help is ongoing and can continue in future meetings. All meetings attendees must sign a non-disclosure agreement to protect your ideas.

Traffic Control Flagger Training

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Community Education Department is offering a one day, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) approved, safety training course covering the requirements for flaggers and approved techniques for moving traffic cautiously and consistently through work zones. Students who successfully complete the course receive an ODOT credential for flaggers, valid for three years. You must be 18 years of age or older to receive certification. Class fees cover all materials. Please bring snacks to eat during breaks if needed, as there is no lunch break provided during this training. Pre-registration and payment is required.

Course Number: IND*4100

Location: Lakeview G, Southwestern Oregon Community College, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay

Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Time: 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Cost: $107 each class

For more information please contact Brenda Rogers in the Community Education and Workforce Development office at 541-888-7328.

Volunteer to Help Families!

South Coast Family Harbor needs your help! We are in need of volunteers for our program. If you like to work with children we have a place for you.  We can also use help with answering phones, fund raising, washing donations and sorting them. We also need Board Members. If you can’t volunteer maybe you can help with a donation to the baby closet.  We are in need of diapers and pull ups size 4-6  and wipes.  We take gently used items so if you are looking for a place to donate your items we would love to have them. We take just about anything that a baby or child under 5 might use.

Call 541-982-3090 or visit the website at

Coos Bay Area Habitat For Humanity Has Extended Its Critical Home Repair Program Qualifying Application Cycle!

This Qualifying Application cycle will now be open through December 22, 2017. Critical home repairs are defined as being detrimental to the health and/or safety of the homeowner.  Categories of repairs include, but are not limited to:  roof, windows, siding, entryways/porches, and ramps. Coos Bay Area Habitat staff and volunteers complete the repair work. Critical Home Repair Qualifying Applications are available at:  Coos Bay Area Habitat’s ReStore, 776 S. 2nd St., Coos Bay; on our website,; or by mail, call 541-756-9080.

Minimum program qualifications:

- Applicants must own the home.

-The home must be the primary residence of the homeowner for 2 or more years prior to application date.

-Applicants must be current on mortgage payments and property taxes.

- Household income must be 60% or less of Coos County Area Median Income (AMI).  Gross income for all adults (18+) residing in the home will be considered.

Homeowners repay a portion of the material costs of the repair project through an affordable, no-interest loan and partner with Coos Bay Area Habitat during the project by contributing “sweat equity.”  Some examples of sweat equity include construction, painting, office work, help with special events, and providing refreshments for volunteers.

Qualifying Applications will be processed as they are received. This revised application cycle closes at 5pm on December 22, 2017

Zonta Club Celebrity of the Year

Nominations are open for the 2018 Zonta Celebrity to be honored at the upcoming 20th Annual Zonta Celebrity Dinner & Auction on February 24, 2018. The Celebrity Dinner is hosted by the Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area. The Zonta Celebrity can be either female or male, is a resident of Coos County and is selected for their contributions to Coos County and beyond. Additional criteria includes:

Made significant and enduring contributions to their field, whether professional or volunteer;

Made improvements to the cultural, economic, political or social status of  the Coos County community or the state of Oregon;

Elevated  and improved the status of women and/or girls;

Helped open doors for women, girls and the general society;

Are inspirational role models.

Nomination form and list of previous Zonta Celebrities is available on the club website Submission deadline is December 20, 2017. The 2018 winner will be elected by club vote and presented with their award at the Zonta Celebrity Dinner and Auction, February 24, 2018.

The Zonta Celebrity Dinner and Auction is the club’s largest fundraiser complete with dinner, live and silent auction followed by dancing with DJ Daryl Elkin’s. This fundraiser supports local and international scholarships for women, grants to local non-profits, the Little Red School House School supply program as well as Zonta International service projects.

The Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area is encouraging people to nominate a colleague, neighbor, friend or family member, or someone well known in one of the following categories: Community, Business, Health, Education, Arts, or Sports. For more information contact Genelle Hanken 541-297-4042.

Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. The Coos Bay Area Club was formed in 1953.

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