Coos County Community Events

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Bear Cupboard Food Pantry Peanut Butter & Jam & Jelly Drive


Bear Cupboard in Coquille is doing a peanut butter & jam/jelly drive for the summer months to help feed our kids. Drop off sites are First Community Credit Union & McKays Market, both in Coquille. If you are in need of food or clothing Bear Cupboard is located at the old Jefferson School at 790 W 17th St, Coquille open Tuesdays 11am to 1pm except first Tuesday of the month hours are 4pm to 6pm. Thank you and God Bless.

First Community Credit Union, Coquille | | 541-900-9658

Coos Bay Public Library Events

Please visit the website for a complete list of current library events.

  • Cooking the Books - Book Club | Second Friday of Every Month | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM | Each month will feature a food theme.
  • Used Book Sale | August 5 & 6 | Saturday: 10-4; Sunday 12-4
  • SPANGLISH! | August 12 | 10:30 AM - Noon | Free
  • Oregon Learners Permit Prep-Class | August 25 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM | FREE | Bring a lunch.

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

North Bend Public Library Events

Please visit the website for a complete list of current library events.

  • Mat Ministry | August 10 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Free | Crochet & weave mats.
  • Fingerprinting | August 12 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Free | Have your fingerprints professionally done for your piece of mind.
  • Origami by Aiden Stephen | August 17 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Free
  • Cupcake Wars | August 19 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Free

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

Riverfront Rhythms: Free Outdoor Concert ‘On the Waterfront’

August 10 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

‘HOT WAX’, Doo Wop, 50’s to 80’s. Bring your chairs or blankets.

Umpqua Discovery Center, 409 Riverfront Way, Reedsport | 541-271-4816

Mega Sale at North Bend Medical Center

August 12 | 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM | Free

Community garage sale to benefit South Coast Hospice. Space for sellers can be purchased for $20. Contact Susan Molzahn at 541-267-5151 x1474 for details.

1900 Woodland Drive, Coos Bay | 541-267-5151 | Facebook Page: NBMCOregonCoast

2nd Annual Bikes, Bugs and Imports

August 12 | 10:00 AM | $12

  • VW Air-cooled Vehicles
  • Motorcycles of all makes and models
  • Show and Shine
  • 1/8 Mile drag racing
  • Swapmeet

Coos Bay Speedway, Coos Bay | 541-396-5000 | Facebook Event Page

Historic Liberty Theatre Fundraiser

August 13 | 2:00 PM | $15

LTOB’s Little Ole Opry on the Bay will present Directors Shirley Kintner and Becky Engle most popular acts from the 2017 Opry series as well as some crowd favorites from previous seasons to the Egyptian Theater. According to Director Shirley Kintner, the 2016 fundraiser at the Egyptian Theater was a big success and this August 13th finale for the 36th season of Little Ole Opry on the Bay will be a perfect way for our community to come out and support the Liberty Theatre Restoration Project and to celebrate the talent of local singers and musicians.

The Liberty Theatre, home of Little Theatre on the Bay, is pleased to announce it will be the recipients of proceeds from an Opry Band and Performers Show at the Egyptian Theater, in Coos Bay. These funds will support the Liberty Theatre Restoration Project, including upgrades to the lobby and concession area. This next phase will enhance the recently completed Phase 2 that included construction of the 1364-square foot south end of the first floor expansion, which includes ADA restrooms, a family room with baby nursing area.

Tickets can be purchased for $15 and are available by calling or visiting the Liberty Theatre Box Office, online or at the door one hour before show time.

Liberty Theatre, 2100 Sherman Ave., Coos Bay | 541-756-4336 |

Oregon Old Time Fiddlers: "Fiddle at the Beach" Jamboree

August 17 - 20 | 7:00 AM till 11:00 PM | Free

Acoustic jams will be held all day and each evening there will be a stage show beginning with a "Fiddle Jamboree"? at 6:00 P.M. Friday night is contest night. This years theme will be Celestial Songs in honor of our upcoming Solar Eclipse, so dress accordingly. A Gospel Show will be featured on stage Sunday morning at 9:00 A.M. which will close the show around 10:30. Admission is Free though donations are greatly appreciated. All are welcome to attend. So put on those Cowboy boots and hat and come enjoy a wide variety of Old Time Music.

Winchester Bay Community Center, 635 Broadway, Winchester Bay | 541-347-4561 | Facebook Page: Oregon Old Time Fiddlers

South Slough: Evening Esturary Paddle Trip

August 19 | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM | $15/boat

Come experience the rich cultural and natural history of the South Slough on a trail that flows with the tide. During the five mile paddle, experienced guides will show you areas of the Reserve rarely seen by visitors. Bring your oen kayak or canoe, paddles, PFD’s, water and supper. Feet and legs may get wet and muddy at launch points. Driver and shuttle will be provided. Register for this event on our Facebook page.

Meet at the Distant Water Fleet Parking Lot on Troller Rd., Charleston

541-888-5558 ext. 121 | Facebook: SouthSloughEstuary

1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament

August 20 | 9:00 AM Registration | 10:00 AM Shotgun Start | $75 per person, $300 per Team of 4

Money raised will benefit children in foster care in Douglas County.

1005 NW Stewart Parkway, Roseburg | |541-670-8865 | Facebook: Stewart Park Golf Course

Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers: Summer Series

Performances the 2nd & 4th Friday of each month | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM | FREE (Donations greatly accepted)

  • August 11 & 23

Come and listen to a wide variety of Old Time music. A fun event for the whole family. Nestled in the trees, the Amphitheater is a most enjoyable setting. Bullard’s Beach is one of Oregon’s mostly beautiful State Parks, so please join us for an evening of Old Time Music .

Bullard's Beach State Park, Bandon

Four Shillings Short: Celtic, Folk, and World Music

August 24 | 7:00 PM | free

This free concert is sponsored by the Friends of the North Bend Public Library. This husband/wife duo from Ireland and California live as troubadours, traveling from town to town performing music from the Celtic lands, Medieval and Renaissance Europe, India, and the Americas on over 30 world instruments.

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

AskTHEO Live - with Spiritual Medium Sheila Gillette

August 26 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | $97 before August 22, $147 at the door

AskTHEO LIVE is an intimate experience designed to inspire you to know yourself as the divine spiritual being that you are and have a more empowered connection to your soul. Don't miss this opportunity to spend a day with like-minded seekers and awaken your intuitive abilities. You'll be amazed at the transformations that can happen in just a few precious hours.

2525 Ashland St., Ashland | | Facebook Event Page

South Slough: Backyard Woodlands Workshop

August 26 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM | $35/Participant

Are you a landowner with 1-40 acres? Interested in learning how to get started in the management and care of your property? This workshop will teach you how to tend your woodland. Morning classroom and afternoon field visit will cover Stewardship & Woodland Planning, Woodland Health, care for trees on your home landscape, enhancing wildlife habitat, and where to get assistance. Pre-registration required. Lunch Provided.

South Slough, 61907 Seven Devils Rd., Charleston | 541-572-5263 ext. 25292

The Boys & Girls Clum of Sothwestern Oregon Garage Sale

August 25: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | August 26: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

All proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs’ after-school programs to purchase new board games, educational supplies and arts and crafts materials.

William J. Sweet Memorial Tennis Center, 3333 Walnut Ave., Coos Bay | 541-267-3635

35th Annual Blackberry Arts Festival

August 26 - 27 | Saturday, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM & Sunday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Activities will be centered on Central Avenue and will feature an impressive array of talented artisans, music, and great food, including lots of blackberry items.

K-DOCK Radio will again host the Blackberry Jam featuring the semifinalists for the 2017 Teen Idol Competition as well as a full array of other talented musicians. Check out the line up at

This year the Blackberry Arts Festival includes several new events on Sunday, August 27th. The Coos Bay Downtown Association and Northwest Natural Gas invite all foodies, chefs, and self-proclaimed best cooks to enter their favorite blackberry recipe in the “It’s All Berry Good” Recipe Contest. Recipes must be received by the CBDA (320 Central Ave, Suite 410, Coos Bay, OR 97420) by August 5th to participate. Semi-finalists will be selected to present their finished recipe during the Farmers Market on August 23rd. The top two finalists will present their dish during the Blackberry Arts Festival on August 27th, where a winner will be announced.

The Coos Bay Downtown Association and Too Sweet Photography invite all children ages 0 to 5 to participate in the first annual “Berry Best Dressed Contest and Parade.” Registration and judging begin Sunday, August 27th at 12:00pm. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers for best use of the blackberry theme.

Coos Bay Toyota and iHeartRadio are partnering to bring an exciting onsite art project to the Blackberry Arts Festival. Bring your creativity to the festival and help decorate a car!

Come down and join the Drum Circle near the Food Court on Saturday at noon.

Keep an eye out for the sign of the blackberry throughout the festival and downtown. This year a number of local restaurants will be joining in the blackberry celebration. You will know it when you see it!

Downtown, Coos Bay | 541-266-9706 | |

2017 Prefontain Memorial Run

September 16 | 10:00 AM | Entry Fee: $30 - $40

The run held in conjunction with the Bay Area Fun Festival, Coos Bay’s largest annual community celebration.

This year’s Prefontaine Run has been designated as the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Oregon State Championship 10K race. RRCA Championship medals will be presented to the top overall masters (40-49), grandmaster (50-59) and senior grandmaster (60 & over) male and female winners.

A stand-alone 5K high school cross-country team competition will start at 9:45 AM. Participating teams last year included Arcata, CA, Brookings-Harbor, Cascade Christian, Douglas, Grants Pass, Henley, Hidden Valley, Marshfield, Medera CA, North Bend, Reedsport, St. Mary’s, Sutherlin & Toledo.

Awards for the open 10K Pre Run will be given in five-year age groups. First through third place finishers in each division will receive awards. The awards ceremony for both races will be held adjacent to the finish line on the Prefontaine Track at Pirate Stadium.

The entry fee is $30.00 if made prior to September 13th, and $40.00 thereafter. High School team competitors must register on and receive a discounted registration fee. All race entrants will received a T-shirt especially designed to commemorate the Pre Run. On-line registration is encouraged by logging on to the Pre Run website at Registration forms are available at the Coos Bay Visitor Information Center, Farr’s True Value Hardware and Nasburg Huggins Insurance in Coos Bay.

Downtown, Coos Bay | 541-267-3165 |

South Coast Regional Early Learning Hub Meeting

Meetings held Monthly:

  • 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 |

Coos Bay Farmers Market

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

The Coos Bay Farmers Market features over 60 vendors and provides the community with fresh 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

Cool off at Cape Perpetua and the Oregon Dunes with free family events this August!

Celebrate the second half of summer with family-friendly activities and events at Cape Perpetua and Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. In addition to the camping, hiking, tidepooling, and picnicking always on tap, visitors can choose from any of the activities below to experience these special places in new ways. Additional details on events are available online or at the Cape Perpetua visitor center.

Family Forest Exploration Day | August 5 | 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Cape Perpetua Visitor Center

Enjoy guided forest hikes, special exhibits, and family friendly crafts. Special exhibits will include Get to Know the Trees and An Ocean in the Forest. Interested in natural journaling? Join a Field Ranger Naturalist at 11am and 2pm to explore new ways to express yourself and connect with nature through a journal. Ranger lead hikes will be available throughout the day. You can learn about our Clean Camp Ranger program and earn your Jr. Ranger badge while you’re at it.

Cape Perpetua Photography Program | Sundays, August 13 and 27 | 10:00 AMCape Perpetua Visitor Center

Join professional photographer Dale Dombrowski for an interpretive presentation on photography and the "art of seeing". Learn how to capture lasting memories by gaining an understanding of photographic composition techniques used by profession photographers.

Saturday Hike | August 5 and 12: The perfect spot for a summer hike, join Field Rangers at Sweet Creek Falls to explore the cool forest and waterfalls of the Coast Range.

Sunday on Mary's Peak | August 6 and 13: High above the valley, Field Rangers will be on Marys Peak talking about meadow restoration and the spectacular views.

Oregon Dunes Jr. Ranger Programs | Fridays in August | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Teaching families about Oregon Dunes Restoration, OHV Safety, snowy plover protection, wildlife tracking, and other topics.

  • August 11: Eel Creek Campground
  • August 18: Driftwood and Waxmyrtle Campgrounds
  • August 25: Spinreel Campground

Friday Evening Campfire Programs | 8:00 PM

Rangers will explore a unique theme each week related to threatened species, old growth forests, sharing the beach, and being a clean camp ranger.

  • August 18: Evening Campfire programs at South Beach State Park
  • August 11 and 25: Evening Campfire program at Beverly Beach State Park
  • August 12 and 26: Cape Perpetua Campground Campfire and Jr. Ranger Programs

Throughout the summer: Ranger programs most days at the Oregon Dunes Day Use Area and Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, with longer programs and guided hikes at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays (plus 2pm & 3pm at the Cape). Most Saturdays (except Aug. 19), rangers will be at the Oregon Dunes Siltcoos Staging Area and will lead guided hikes on the Wax Myrtle Trail. Junior ranger programs for kids Friday and Saturday evenings (except Aug. 18 – 19) at campgrounds around the Oregon Dunes. Programs are from 5:30pm – 7:00pm and alternate between Forest Service and State Park campgrounds. Call Cape Perpetua visitor center for schedule.

These events are free, but a Northwest Forest Pass, Oregon Coast Passport, federal recreation pass, or $5 day-use fee is required within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and at some trailheads and day use sites. For more information on these events, contact the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center at 541-547-3289. To learn more about family-friendly activities on the forest, visit

Shore Acres Events 2017

Bonsai Day at Shore Acres State Park | August 19, 2017

Treat your family, friends and visitors to a delightful day at Shore Acres. In the Garden House, members of the Bay Area Bonsai Society will have a display of bonsai plants and information about growing bonsai plants. The park is open from 8 am to dusk and the Garden House will be open from 11 am-4 pm with refreshments provided by the Friends of Shore Acres.

Dahlia Day at Shore Acres State Park | September 23

Treat your family, friends and visitors to a delightful day at Shore Acres. In the Garden House, members of the Southern Oregon Dahlia Society will have a display of cut dahlias and information about growing dahlias. The park is open from 8 am to dusk and the Garden House will be open from 11 am-4 pm with refreshments provided by the Friends of Shore Acres.

31st annual Holiday Lights at Shore Acres | Thanksgiving thru New Year's Eve, 4:00-9:30 Every Night

At least 325,00 Lights; Garden House open with hot cider, punch, coffee and cookies

Shore Acres, GPS address: 89039 Cape Arago Hwy, Coos Bay, OR 97420 | 541-756-5401 |


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

Healing Strong Meeting

2nd Saturday of Each Month | 10:00 AM - Noon | Free

To connect, support, and educate individuals facing cancer and other diseases through the empowerment of community.

WOAH Facility, Coos Bay | 541-759-3562

ORCCA Board of Directors Meeting

Last Tuesday of Each Month | 5:30 PM | Free

  • August 30, 2017
  • September 27, 2017
  • October 25, 2017
  • November 29, 2017
  • December 20, 2017
  • January 31, 2018
  • February 28, 2018
  • February 28, 2018
  • March 21, 2018
  • April 25, 2018
  • May 30, 2018
  • June 27, 2018

Regular scheduled Board of Directors meeting to discuss previous meeting minutes and other information deemed necessary.

1855 Thomas Avenue, Coos Bay | | 541-435-7746 |


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