Upcoming Community Events
Once again, historian Steve Greif will offer a series of local history lessons during winter at the Coos History Museum. Weaving together information from his previous classes as well as some new material, the course is called “South Coast History Thru the Lens of Geography”. Lessons will be held at the museum each Wednesday evening, from 6:30 to 7:30 starting January 9th and ending March 20, 2019. Steve Greif is a retired North Bend High School teacher and has written a history of North Bend High as well as a two-volume U.S. History text for students. He is a front desk volunteer at the Coos History Museum as well as a researcher and board member. The course will offer a look at local history centered on geographic themes. Using many images from the vast photographic collection of the Coos History Museum, each session will explore the events, natural history and the people associated with different places on Oregon’s South Coast. Upon completion of the course, students will have learned more about the historic background to places where they live, work, and recreate. The tentative schedule for the course: January 9, 2019 – The Beach: North Spit to the Umpqua; January 16, 2019 – Native Lands: Geography, Ethnobotany, and Culture; January 23, 2019 – The Bay, Part I: Empire and Marshfield; January 30, 2019 – The Bay, Part II: North Bend; February 6, 2019 – The Forests: The Elliott and the O & C Lands; February 13, 2019 – Small Towns North & South: Lakeside and Powers; February 20, 2019 – Bandon-By-The-Sea; February 27, 2019 – Coquille River Communities; March 6, 2019 – Rogue River Revelations; March 13, 2019 – Coos River and Golden/Silver Falls; March 20, 2019 – The Parks: State, County, and Local. The course, open to the public, is a fundraiser for the museum and the fee is $70 with Coos History Museum members receiving a 10% discount. To register, call 541.756.6320 or visit the Coos History Museum during business hours, 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, please visit the website at www.cooshistory.org.
From Wednesday, February 6, 2019 to Monday, April 15, 2019 at Pony Village Mall, 1611 Virginia Ave, North Bend, OR; Neighbor Works Umpqua will have a Tax Program located in Suite #166 next to Bayside Bakery in Pony Village Mall down the East Wing. This program will go all day. For information call (877)527-5630 if you have any questions.
On every Friday night from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, come join the fun of Open Mic, next door to Orcoasat Music. Fun for all ages! For more information call John at 541-888-6805 or locate Open Mic
at Orcoast Music Annex, 757 Newmark Coos Bay, Oregon.
There will Crab Feast is on Sunday, February 24th, 2019 at the Old Town Marketplace in Bandon, Oregon from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This is a free event! You can locate the Old Town Marketplace at 250 1st st SW Bandon, Oregon. For more information call Lori Osborne at (541)-297-8472.
The annual Bite of Bandon Culinary Showcase and Auction to benefit the Bandon Community Youth Center, will be held Saturday, March 2, 6-9pm at the Bandon Community Center, 1200 11th Street SW. Tickets are available from The Bandon Mercantile and Bandon Ace Hardware, $35 each or $250 for a table of 8. Quantity is limited. Ticket price includes selections from a variety of local restaurants, caterers, and coffee roasters. This is a “over 21” event. Beverages sold separately. For more information about the Bandon Community Youth Center, visit www.bandonyouth.org
Polish up those dancin’ shoes and get ready for the exciting musical extravaganza known as the South Coast Clambake Music Festival! The Clambake Music Festival features incredible music that ranges from traditional jazz to 50’s rock, including swing, doo-wop, blues, big band and Zydeco! Dancers and music enthusiasts from up and down the West Coast, visit each year, as the Clambake Music Festival has developed a reputation as a favorite.
The South Coast Clambake Music Festival is held at the luxurious Mill Casino Hotel in North Bend on Oregon's Adventure Coast! The Mill hosts four venues under one roof. Each venue has a top of the line sound system, dance floor and bar.
Featuring the music of bands all across these United States! Enjoy the Dave Bennett Quartet from Detroit, Good Co. from Seattle, Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang from Los Angeles, Gator Nation from Sonoma California, Gino and Lone Gunmen from Temecula California, Phat Cat Swinger from Disneyland, Royal Jelly Jive form San Francisco, Barn Door Slammers from Portland, Lisa Mann from Portland, Bay City Swing from Coos Bay/North Bend Oregon and the Young Bucs from North Bend/Coos Bay Oregon!
For Clambake Music Fans there are discounts from several Hotels, Motels and RV Parks! Visit our website for details: https://clambakemusicfestival.com . You can locate the Clambake Music Festival at The Mill Casino 3201 Tremont Ave, North Bend, OR 97459.
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