Coos County Community Events

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Cooking the Books - Book Club

Second Friday of Every Month | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Each month will feature a food theme. Participants can check out a cookbook that fits the theme, try a few recipes, and prepare their favorite dish for the meeting. During the gathering participants will discuss the cookbook they used and taste everyone's creation.

Coos Bay Public Library, 525 W Anderson Ave., Coos Bay

541-269-1101 |

Fiddle Lessons

First & Third Wednesday Every Month

  • Beginning Fiddle Class | 6:30 PM
  • Intermediate Class | 7:35 PM

The music room at Harbor Lights Middle School has been generously donated to use for instruction.A $5.00 donation to the OOTFA Scholarship Fund is suggested per lesson, and membership in the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers in encouraged which allows many musical opportunities. Loaner fiddles are also available to members. Help us keep the “Old Time” music going and those Old Time Fiddlers Fiddling!The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association is a non-profit organization which was founded in 1964 with the sole purpose of promoting, preserving and perpetuating old time music. It is with that intent and focus that the District 5 chapter of OOTFA is offering fiddle lessons.

Harbor Lights Middle School, 390 9th Street SW, Bandon

For more information, call Dawn at 541-347-4561 or Jolly at 541-347-2229

SPANGLISH! Conversational Program

Once a Month on Saturday | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

FREE! Gratis!

  • May 20
  • June 17

Come to the library and practice speaking Spanish in an informal, friendly setting and help others improve their skills. This is NOT a class but ideas for conversational topics will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to converse with a group in Spanish for 90 minutes. Beginners welcome!

Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay

541-269-1101 |

South Coast Regional Early Learning Hub Meeting

Meetings held Monthly:

  • May 17
  • June 21
  • July 19
  • September 20
  • October 18
  • November 15
  • December 13

SCREL will hold a regular meeting to consider the following business:

  • Previous meeting minutes
  • Any other business with the permission of the hair.

The meeting is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need special accommodations please contact 541-435-7746 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

TBD/Elcebronic, Coos Bay | 541-435-7746 |

COASST Beached Bird Training

April 29 & 30 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | $20 refundable deposit

Join the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) and help make a difference for the environment! COASST participants collect data on beach-cast carcasses of marine birds on a monthly basis to establish baseline patterns of bird mortality on North Pacific beaches. Data collected helps address important marine conservation issues and protect marine resources. Beach surveys are best conducted in groups of 2 of more - please come with a survey partner in mind or plan to join a team during training. The training event is free and we ask for a $20 refundable deposit to take home survey supplies. To reserve a training spot, please contact COASST at or by calling (206) 221 - 6893.

Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Birds and Mammals Classroom, 63466 Boat Basin Rd., Charleston | (206)221-6893

Hinsdale Garden Tours

April 29 & May 13 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Free

Come tour the spectacular Hinsdale Garden and see hundreds of rhododendrons, azaleas and trees in full bloom. Members of the Friends of Hinsdale Garden and the Bureau of Land Management will be on hand to answer questions or give tours.

Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area/Hinsdale Garden, Reedsport | (541) 756-0100

Historic Rhododendron Garden Opening to Visitors

April 29 and May 13 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Enjoy hundreds of blooming rhododendrons, azaleas and trees. The Friends of Hinsdale Garden and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Coos Bay District will be on hand to answer questions and give tours. The Friends of Hinsdale Garden and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Coos Bay District will be on hand to answer questions and give tours.

541-756-0100 |

North Bend Public Library:

  • Teen Book Club "I'll Give You the Sun": May 6 at 4:30 PM, Conference Room
  • Adulting 101 "News and the Like": May 20 at 4:30 PM, Meeting Room
  • Aneme Club "Avatar the Last Airbender" Season 1: May 22 at 3:30 PM, Conference Room

North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend | 541-756-0400 |

Youth Mental Health First Aid

April 28 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Free

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course, but it is ideally designed for adults who work with young people, ages 12-18 teachers, coaches, leaders of faith communities, public safety personnel, and other caring citizens. Reservations required.

1255 Hemlock Avenue, Coos Bay | 541-267-1336 |

Improving Learning Outcomes for Students with TBI

April 28 | 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM | Free

Open to family members, educators and others working with TBI students. Will focus on social-emotional and behavior changes, as well as strategies, accommodations and modifications for students.

South Coast ESD, Coos Bay | (541)396-2181

Coos Bay Farmers Market

Every Wednesday | May - October | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Free

The Coos Bay Farmers Market features over 60 vendors and provides the community with fressh locally grown produce, eggs, honey, meat, baked goods, roasted coffee, flowers, body care products, handmade craft items, ready-to-eat food and much more!

Historic Downtown, Coos Bay | 541-266-9711 | Facebook: coosbayfarmersmarket

2nd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser and Fashion Show

May 6 | Doors open at 11:00 AM | Tickets: $30

Sponsored by the Coos County Republican Women. Proceeds from this event will be used to fund the 2017 scholarships awarded to college and high school females living in Coos or Western Douglas Counties.

Southwestern Oregon Community College, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay | 520-483-3562

Poetry Reading

May 11 | 6:30 PM | Free

Poetry Reading with Eugene area poets Tim Whitsel and Quinton Hallett. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Avenue, North Bend | 541-756-0400 | Facebook: northbendpubliclibraryoregon


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