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Henry V performance at Mingus Park

Greetings heroes, barbarians, vagabonds, and fiends. This summer, Mingus Park explodes with righteous victories and unbridled heroics!

In collaboration with Little Theater on the Bay and Dolphin Players, The Logos Players are proud to announce the second annual Shakespeare in the Park. Under the direction of John Beane, Henry V shall lay siege to Mingus Park on July 22, 23, 29 and 30 at three of the clock. Admission will be at no charge for wench, knave, or child.

Bring a picnic midday feast and enjoy the Green Show at 2:30 pm. Featured Green Show performers include The Fipples, a local recorder ensemble with repertoire from the medieval, renaissance, and baroque eras; also Side of the Tide Morris Dance Troupe specializing in 16th century dances from the English-Welsh border.

Then at 3:00, a local 28-member cast will share the tale of Henry V. The play is set in England in the early fifteenth century as young King Henry V assumes the throne. It focuses on the Battle of Agincourt - so many battle scenes! Swords! Action! Several bitter civil wars have left the people of England restless and dissatisfied. Furthermore, in order to gain the respect of the English people and the court, Henry must live down his wild adolescent past, when he used to consort with thieves and drunkards at the Boar’s Head Tavern on the seedy side of London.

The production is being made possible thanks to generous grants from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund and Coos County Cultural Coalition. The Logos Players was established in 2009. Formed to provide uplifting, quality performances which support local nonprofit organizations, the group has since donated over $28,000 in ticket sale proceeds to local charitable organizations. 

Bay Area Concert Band Performance at Mingus Park

Join us for a FREE concert to kick off our 2017 music festival! Saturday, July 22 at 12pm at Mingus Park in Coos Bay.

The Bay Area Concert Band has been the opening act for every Oregon Coast Music Festival since it began 39 years ago. This community band supported by Southwestern Oregon Community College is conducted by Stephen Simpkins. Be a part of the tradition of music in the park. Bring the family, a picnic, and join us for the free concert. Enjoy an afternoon of splendid music performed by distinguished local musicians.

Music on the Corner in Downtown Coos Bay

Grab your lunch and relax to some tunes on Fridays at noon, starting this Friday July 7 until August 25. Music on the Corner returns to the lot on 4th Street and Anderson in Downtown Coos Bay. Free to attend.

Scheduled performances are:

July 21 — The Happy Five: Polka, Americana

July 28 — The Strange Brew Band: Popular Cover Songs

Aug. 4 — Caught Red Handed: Bluegrass, Country Rock

Aug. 11 — Finavarra: Celtic, Sea Shanties

Aug. 18 — Dale Inskeep & Friends: Surf Country, Americana

Aug. 25 — MetroGnomes: Contemporary Rock

Brought to you in part by The World.

Kick it with Coos Bay Area Habitat for Humanity!

Everyone is invited to participate (18 years and older please) or cheer on a favorite team at Coos Bay Area Habitat for Humanity’s second annual Kickball Tournament on Saturday, July 22 from 10:00am-3:00pm at Sunset Middle School (245 S Cammann Street, Coos Bay). Teams from America’s Mattress, Bay Area First Step, Coquille Indian Tribe and Farr’s will compete for the Larry Haun Trophy, and there will be a super silent auction filled with really great items!  This event is a fun way to help raise money to support Coos Bay Area Habitat’s mission to build homes, communities, and hope.

Coos Bay Area Habitat works in partnership with people in need to build affordable, safe, and environmentally conscious homes and help with critical home repairs for low-income families. Volunteers help provide most of the labor, while individual and corporate donors provide the money and materials necessary to build the homes.  For more information about the Kickball Tournament or Coos Bay Area Habitat for Humanity call (541) 756-9080 or visit

Oregon Learners Permit Prep-class

Coos Bay Public Library, in collaboration with state certified instructor Mike Zinno, will be offering an OREGON LEARNERS PERMIT PREP-CLASS for individuals who need help with passing the Oregon DMV Permit Test. This class will be held on Friday, July 21st, from 9:00am to 3:00pm in the library’s Myrtlewood Room. 

Mike will go through the entire manual in a one-day session. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch and eat while they learn!

No registration required.  This FREE class is open to everyone. Please call 269-1101 for further information on this program.

Introduction To The Internet Browser

Coos Bay Public Library will be offering an INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET BROWSER class for novice computer users.  The class will be held on Friday, July 21st, from 9:30am to 11:00am at the library’s Internet computers (entrance at 9:15am). 

This class is for computer novices who need help in learning how to use the Internet. The class will cover the most important features of a browser, how to use an Internet address, and will also discuss first steps and tips for easier use.  Attendees should be comfortable using a computer mouse. 

Seating is limited so pre-registration is required.  The sign-up sheet is available at the Reference Desk in the Library.  There is no admission charged.  Please call 269-1101 for further information on this program.

“Listen, Learn & Lunch!”

“Listen, Learn & Lunch!” returns to Coos Bay Public Library during festival week of the Oregon Coast Music Festival with noontime presentations by Associate/Pops Conductor Adam Stern. The public is invited to bring a lunch and listen to an acclaimed conductor and musician talk about some of this year’s festival highlights.

Adam Stern has been leading the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra since 2003 and is Music Director of the Sammamish Symphony. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at Cornish College of the Arts, where he teaches composition, conducting and orchestral studies. He brings a fresh, entertaining and insightful approach to the discussion of the music and composers featured in the three classical programs to be performed July 25th, July 27th and July 29th.

On Monday, July 24th, “The Virtuoso Concert ” featuring Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, Ginastera’s Variaciones Concertantes, Copland’s Suite from “The Tender Land”, and Ravel’s Bolero will be discussed. Wednesday will focus on “A Tribute to American Song-and-Dance” and on Friday, July 28th the “Northern Lights” concert featuring Nielsen’s Helios Overtur, Alfven’s Misommarvaka “Swedish Rhapsody”and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 will be introduced.

The free program is sponsored by the Coos Bay Public Library Foundation and the Friends of Coos Bay Public Library. The Library is located at 525 Anderson Avenue. For more information call 541.269.1101.

Learn more about Oregon surfing at Coos Bay Public Library

Learn more about Oregon surfing at Coos Bay Public Library on Thursday, July 20th at 7:00 p.m. from Newport authors Scott and Sandy Blackman. The authors of two surfing books, OREGON SURFING CENTRAL COAST and OREGON SURFING NORTH COAST will be on hand to autograph books, share surfing stories and to present a 30-minute video about one of Oregon’s first surf clubs: The Agate Beach Surf Club that was organized in 1965.

Both books have been published by Arcadia Publishing and cover Oregon’s Surfing culture that began in Portland, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Pacific City, Agate Beach, South Beach and the surrounding surfing spots. The books feature personal recollections by Central and North Coast Surfers as well as their vintage photographs. While working on both of these books the Blackman’s reestablished relationships and networked with a few south coast pioneer surfers along the way as well. Notebooks and materials from south, central and north coast will be made available at this presentation that covers the pioneer days of Oregon’s surfing culture.

Scott and Sandy Blackman have lived their entire lives along the Oregon coast. Scott, a pioneer surfer has been photographing the evolving surf culture for 50 years. Sandy, a retired educator is a successful writer and storyteller. Together, the Blackman’s have become the historians of Oregon’s pioneer surfing days along the central and north coasts. This free program, sponsored by the Friends of Coos Bay Public Library is open to the public. For more information call 541.269.1101 or visit . The library is located at 525 Anderson Avenue.

Summer Activities for Kids & Families

RT CART IN THE PARK, June 19-August 18th. Three days a week and in three locations per week, the Art Cart will be in parks right as the Free Lunch Program is winding down. We will offer a FREE art project for kids of all ages.

Mondays 11:15am at Millicoma School in Eastside. Wednesdays 12:30pm at Boyton Park in North Bend. Fridays 11:45am at John Topits park in Empire. Brought to you by The Coos Art Museum with the help of the Autzen Foundation and Coos Bay Toyota.

Build a Better World , 2pm July 20. Children are invited to a birdhouse workshop at the Coos Bay Public Library. Our friends from the South Slough Estuarine Reserve will help you put together a red cedar wren house to take home!

Kid's Paracord Keychain Workshop, 11am - 2pm July22. Bring your Kids into Farr's True Value for a FREE Workshop! In this workshop we will be using Paracord rope to make keychains. This FREE workshop is open to any child with an adult companion.

Summer is coming and so are South Slough Summer Science Camps!

Camps offer hands-on activities in the estuary with a focus on natural history and outdoor exploration. Campers bring their own lunch, but a snack is provided during the day. Camps are designed to fit the abilities and interests of campers according to the grade they will be entering in the Fall of 2017. Registration is available online:

July 26 to 28    9 am to 3 pm    Instar Camp (grades 4 & 5) $70 - WAITLIST

August 2 to 4    9 am to 3 pm    Dungeness Camp (grade 6 & above) $70

August 16 to 18    9 am to 2 pm    Megalops Camp (grades 2 & 3) $65

This year Summer Science Camps will run three days, Wed-Fri rather than four as in previous years.  There is a slight reduction in cost to account for the shorter time frame.  All fees include snacks and a t-shirt and help cover the cost of instructors. 

*The Friends of South Slough Inc. (FOSS) strive to keep camps affordable. Limited scholarships are available, contact Eric Dean at  541-888-5558 ext. 126 for more information.

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