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


Fiddle Lessons

First & Third Wednesday Every Month

  • Beginning Fiddle Class at 6:30 PM
  • Intermediate class at 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!

  • March 25
  • April 15
  • 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


Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans: Proclamation and Reception

March 29

1:00 PM


Learn about exciting events coming up in Coos County to say Thank you…and Welcome Home to our Vietnam Veterans. Refreshments will follow a shor program. CCAT is donating free transportation for Vietnam Veterans in need who would like to attend the event! Coos County Veteran Services is asking Vietnam Veterans to send a photo by 3/28 to be included in the slideshow at this event!

Owens Conference Rooms, Second and Adams, Coquille


Scratchdog Stringband Album Release!

March 30

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM


Scratchdog Stringband is thrilled to announce the release of their second full-length album, Scratchdog Saloon, accompanied by a month long West Coast Tour to show it off!

Since early 2015, Scratchdog Stringband has been touring throughout the West Coast and Midwest with their fresh amalgamation of classic and contemporary Americana music. Based in Portland, OR, the dogs have blasted through over three-hundred shows in two years, all the while honing their technical finesse through careful craftsmanship and intuitive improvisation. The sound that emerges is uniquely "Scratchdog"? deriving from influences in Rock, Folk, Country and Jazz. This sound has been explored through tens of thousands of road miles, on stages shared with bands like Brothers Comatose and Yonder Mountain String Band, and captured in all its aspects on their original full-length album, "Three Times Fast".?

247 S 2nd St., Coos Bay


Facebook: scratchdogstringband

Fiddler on the Roof Jr.

  • March 31
  • April 1 - 2
  • April 7 - 9

Fridays/Saturdays: 7 pm; Sundays 2 pm

Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students (K-12) $5

The presentation of Fiddler on the Roof Junior takes the Sprague Community Theater stage under the direction of Dan and Anita Almich, founders of New Artists Productions; a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The cast of 37 young actors, ages 6 to 18, residing in Reedsport, North Bend, Coos Bay, Coquille, Bandon, Langlois, and Sixes, will bring the audience on a journey through life in Anatevka, Russia. The journey outlines life's triangle formed by the traditions of the Jewish faith, the love of family, and the subtle changes occurring within the family and village because of the outside influences.

Sprague Theater, Bandon


Facebook: New Artists Productions

Coos Bay Library Fourth Annual Adult Spelliong Bee

April 8

7:00 PM


Teams of three adults will challenge others in this entertaining spelling bee.

Black Market Gourmet, Coos Bay


Hinsdale Garden Tours

April 15, April 29, May 13

10 am to 2 pm


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

A Novel Idea Book Club

April 13

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


The April book is "An Obvious Fact" by Craig Johnson

Description: In the 12th novel in the New York Times bestselling "Longmire"? series, the basis for the hit Netflix original series "Longmire". Walt, Henry, and Vic discover much more than they bargained for when they are called in to investigate a hit-and-run accident involving a young motorcyclist near Devils Tower. In the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the world, a young biker is run off the road and ends up in critical condition. When Sheriff Walt Longmire and his good friend Henry Standing Bear are called to Hulett, Wyoming-- the nearest town to America's first national monument, Devila Tower-- to investigate, things start getting complicated. As competing biker gangs; the Bureau of Alocohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; a military-grade vehicle donated to the tiny police force by a wealthy entrepeneur; and Lola, the real-life femme fatale and namesake for Henry's '59 Thunderbird (and, by extension, Walt's granddaughter) come into play, it rapidly becomes clear that there is more to get to the bottom of at this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally than a bike accident. After all, in the words of Arthur Conan Doyle, whose "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes"? the Bear won't stop quoting, "There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. "

Book can be purchased on

1800 Sherman Avenue, North Bend



Now through April 15th 2017

For those of ALL ages with low to moderate income

Bring Photo ID, Your Social Security Card, Your 2015 Tax Return and 2016 Tax Information.

  • Bandon Bandon Senior Center: 1200 11th ST SW, Tues & Sat, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Brookings Chetco Activity Center: 550 Chetco Lane, Spanish available,Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, & Fri 8:30 AM –4:00 PM, Appointment Only, 541-469-6822
  • Florence Siuslaw Public Library: 1460 9TH Street, Mon & Thurs, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Lakeside Lakeside Lions Club: 890 Bowron Road, Thurs, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • North Bend College Park Community Church: 2548 Newmark St., Mon, Tues & Fri 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM & Sat 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

For more information call: Fain at 541-297-3722

Catch the Title Wave: Meet the Author Craig Johnson

Meet the Author Craig Johnson Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Walt Longmire mystery novels, which are the basis for "Longmire"? available on Netflix. Johnson's books have won numerous awards. Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming.

Four chances to meet the author and hear him speak:

Monday, April 24:

  • 2 pm Sprague Theater, Bandon
  • 7 pm Coos Bay Public Libary, Coos Bay

Tuesday, April 25:

  • 2 pm North Bend Public Library, North Bend
  • 7 pm Coquille Public Library, Coquille

Craig Johnson's visit is made possible by the Friends of the Library and Library Foundations of Coos County, the Coos County Library Service District, Books by the Bay, the Mill Casino, and Winter River Books.


Improving Learning Outcomes for Students with TBI

April 28

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM


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


Coos Bay Farmers Market

Every Wednesday, May - October

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


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


Facebook: coosbayfarmersmarket


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