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Think Global, Act Local at Coos Head Food Co-op’s Earth Day Fair   

Make every day Earth Day by joining Coos Head Food Co-op’s sustainable weekend celebration during Saturday, April 21st, and Sunday, April 22nd. Located at 353 S. 2nd Street in downtown Coos Bay, the community-owned food cooperative is hosting a showcase of environmental groups, family activities, local and sustainable food businesses, conscious consumer tips, raffles and more!

Earth Day Fair will operate from 10 am to 4 pm on both days with outdoor environmental booths including organizations such as Coos Bay Surfrider, Coast Range Forest Watch, Coos Watershed Association and more. Family-friendly activities will include recycled paper button pressing with 3B’s Buttons on Saturday and light switch artwork with Coos Habitat Restore on Sunday.  Samples will highlight alternative proteins, Keto Diet, bulk foods, local products, and more.  

There is no cost to attend this event and is open to the Coos Community.  Coos Head Food Co-op Member-Owners on Sunday, April 22nd receive 10% off of bulk foods that include grains, nuts, spices, coffees, honey, and etc.  Anyone can shop and everyone is welcome to join the Coos Head Food Co-op membership as an invested owner.

Coos Head Food Co-op has been in operation for 47 years with the mission of sourcing local, organic, sustainable, natural foods and products for a vibrant Coos Community.

 Join us at Coos Head Food Co-op where it is Earth Day, every day!

FREE Family Fun Day And 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk For The Kids

The Kids’ Hope Center invites you to join us for a Free day of fun that includes music, a cake walk, and FREE Fishing for Children 11 and Under by ODFW (Fishing license required if child is over 11years of age.) BBQ Lunch provided by NW Natural.

This Free Family Fun Day will happen on Saturday, April 28, from 10am-2pm at the John Topits Park/Empire Lakes, Coos Bay. Call 541-266-8806 for more information and to pre-register for the Run for the Kids. Or online: Search: Family Fun in Coos Bay, OR

Run/Walk starts at the National Guard Armory. Registration 8:15am, Races start: 5K 8:45am, Run/Walk 9:30am.

Coastal Celtic Society Scotch Whisky Tasting!

The Coastal Celtic Society presents its 4th Annual Scotch Whisky Tasting on Saturday, April 21 at the Black Market Gourmet, 495 Central, Coos Bay, from 4pm-7pm.

Tickets: $55 per person: Available at the Black Market Gourmet, or at 7 Devils Brewing Co., 247 S. 2nd St., Coos Bay. Limited seating - only 55 tickets will be sold! For more info or tickets call Black Market Gourmet: 541-269-0194

Join Presenter Robert More and Chef Jardin Kazaar for tastes of five single-malt Scottish whiskies, each accompanied by special food-pairings. Whiskies to sample include: Glen Garioch Founders Reserve;  Balvenie Caribbean 14-yr; Caol Isla 12-yr;  Longrow Peated; Longmorn 16-yr.

Robert will provide instruction in the procedure of whisky tasting - which is not the same thing as “drinking whisky.” He will also share points of interest about each whisky, the distilleries, and medals the whiskies have been awarded. The presentation is accompanied by a PowerPoint slide show. Participants will be encouraged to share their impressions while enjoying the individual whiskies and their food pairings.

Strange Tales at The Dolphin Playhouse

The Dolphin Players proudly present Strange Tales, a pair of stories that are sure to delight the whole family. The Magic Pot, a charming old folk tale, adapted by director Cheri Valentine, presented with action, humor, music, and just a hint of spooky. Orange Is The New Glass is the wacky tale of Cinderella after she has retired the slippers and is now on a quest to rescue her step sister, Goldie Locks.

Strange Tales runs from April 13th thru 29th at The Dolphin Playhouse, 580 Newmark Ave., in the Historic Empire District. Showtimes are at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $10 General, $8 for seniors and students, and $5 for children. Family discount plans are available. Information and reservations are at (541)808-2611, by email at on the net at and please follow us on Facebook.

Shakespeare In The Park Announces Auditions For Twelfth Night

Coos Bay Shakespeare In The Park proudly announces auditions for its 2018 production of TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare.

TWELFTH NIGHT, or What You Will, performs July 14th-22nd in Mingus Park, the location of last years epic HENRY V. The production is presented with the valuable support of the Coquille Tribal Community Fund and the public at large.

Director John Beane has put out a call for all actors, tumblers, singers, and performers of all ages, genders and creeds for TWELFTH NIGHT.

The shipwrecked twins, Viola and Sebastian, find themselves on the lost island of Illyria where a lovesick Duke rules over a fantasy land of swooning aristocrats, piggish drunks, swashbuckling vagabonds, bumbling fools and a very special Widow. TWELFTH NIGHT is a fantasy in the comic-romantic vein, with great pangs of music, destiny, adventure and desire.

Seeking: (will consider any gender or race):

VIOLA: The heroine who is shipwrecked and  falls in love with a duke while in disguise as a boy.

SEBASTIAN: Her plucky twin brother who has an adventure of his own.

ORSINO: Duke of the isle, in love with love and Olivia and possibly Viola and..

OLIVIA: Mourning widow in the grand tradition, beautiful and wealthy and having to deal with all measure of suitors though she has vowed to stay in mourning.

SIR TOBY: Falstaffian uncle to Olivia, king drinker, would be wise man, parter of fools and their money.

AGUECHEEK: Young lord that is hopeful for Olivias hand through Toby,and is willing to fight, though not perhaps, and that’d be fine thank you.

MARIA: The serving maid that knows what is what and helps cultivate a plan to ruin Malvolio, affected toward Toby.

MALVOLIO: The tragicomic steadfast butler that ends up with delusions of grandeur when tricked by his confederates into thinking Olvia loves him.

FESTE: A fool, a genie, the spirit of the island, sings, operatic, high energy.

ANTONIO: A brigand on the run, swashbuckler, possibly a beast, impossibly devoted to Antonio

AND: A fair phalanx of captains, bumblers, beasts, gardeners, secret masked police and other assorted marvels.


Wednesday April 25th at 6PM

Thursday April 26th at 6PM

Mingus Park, Coos Bay

Please prepare a short classic piece.

Callbacks are Saturday April 28th at 3PM at Mingus Park

For more information on Coos Bay Shakespeare In The Park please visit or find us on Facebook or Instagram.

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 April 20- Getting acquainted Linux workshop. A step by step PowerPoint with printed handout materials on how to use a live Linux DVD at home.  This will be followed with a hands-on opportunity to use a live DVD and play with several Linux desktop variations.

If you are interested call 541-269-7396 or email

Come and be our guest.

Earth Day Falls Hike With The South Slough Reserve

“Hidden gems in the dense emerald forests of southwest Oregon, Golden and Silver Falls are transformed by the spring rains into raging giants”

Join OSU forester Norma Kline for an Introduction to “Insects and Diseases of the Fog Belt Forest” at the South Slough Interpretive Center Saturday, April 14 from 9am-1pm.  Workshop includes a lecture followed by a walk around the South Slough Reserve where we will learn to identify common symptoms of insects and diseases.  To Register call Shawna at OSU Extension at 541-572-5263 Extension 25292 ($15 / person)

On Saturday, April 21 from 10 am- 4 pm join us for a 3 mile, moderately-strenuous, hike where we will explore the falls and rich natural and cultural history of Gold & Silver Falls State Park.   Things to bring:  rain gear, sturdy hiking boots, camera, water bottle, lunch and snacks.  We will provide binoculars and transportation from Coos Bay.  Registration Required:  [Max. 20] ($10 / person)

Unless otherwise noted, all programs begin at the South Slough Reserve Interpretive Center, located 4 miles south of Charleston on Seven Devils Road. Reservations are required for all programs.  Programs may be cancelled due to low enrollment or hazardous weather. Activity fees and donations cover materials and are used by the Friends of South Slough Reserve, Inc. in support of the Reserve. The Interpretive Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4:00 pm. All cancellations must be received 48 hrs. prior to the start of a program to receive a refund.  Questions or concerns? Please contact Eric Dean, Education Specialist at (541) 888 - 5558 Ext. 126

South Coast Head Start Is Accepting Applications For Our 2018-19 Program Year

South Coast Head Start is accepting applications for our 2018-19 program year staring in Sept 2018. We request your assistance by providing the following Public Service Announcement:

South Coast Head Start is accepting applications for our waitlist for our FREE preschool and Early Head Start program for qualifying families! Openings may occur weekly and the wait list is used to fill any spots that come available. We offer a fun, researched-based curriculum; free and healthy meals; and child development, nutrition, and health screenings with follow-up support for all enrolled children. No potty-training required! Our services are for pregnant mothers to children age 5. Call us today at 541-888-3717 and ask for enrollment. Or visit us at our Facebook page South Coast Head Start.

Volunteers Sought for Railroad Group

The Oregon Coast Historical Railway is looking for volunteers to help out at their popular museum and display area in Coos Bay. No prior railroad experience is needed, just a desire to greet the many enthusiastic visitors who visit this year round attraction. The group also has a number of restoration projects under way, with a particular need for volunteers with carpentry or woodworking skills.

Hours are flexible but one thing is constant – just about everyone loves a train, so this is a fun place to visit and spend some time. If you can help, call Dick Jamsgard at (541)297-6130.

SNAP Recipients Eligible For Free Career Services Through Southwestern

Coos Bay, OR – SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Recipients are eligible for free Career Coaching services from Southwestern Oregon Community College through a new program called STEP (SNAP Training & Education Program).

 Individuals and families receiving SNAP Benefits can contact Genavieve Sharkey at 541-888-1647 or with questions and to determine eligibility.

 Services include:  Employer Connections, Resume and Cover Letter Assistance, Interview and Job Search Skills, College Readiness and Education Planning, Financial Aid and Scholarship Navigation, Community Resources and Referrals, and more!

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

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