Actress portrayed in next Playhouse show
Judith Chapman, from “Young and the Restless” fame, will star in the next Bandon Playhouse production, the one-woman show, “Vivien,” a journey into the triumph and madness of Vivien Leigh.
The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St. S.W. in Bandon City Park.
Chapman’s performance in Rick Foster’s critically acclaimed play will be a limited engagement to celebrate Vivien Leigh’s centennial birthday.
Opening in a darkened theater, “Vivien” is an illuminating journey beyond Leigh’s triumphs into madness that tortured her all of her life, as she reflects on her tumultuous relationship with actor Laurence Olivier and her tragic battles with manic depression and tuberculosis. Leigh also expresses her insecurities despite winning two Oscars for her Southern Belle performances in “Gone With The Wind” and a “Streetcar Named Desire.” Judith Chapman has been praised for her uncanny mastery of Leigh’s mannerisms.
Only two performances at the Sprague Community Theater are sure to be sold out, so those interested are advised to get their tickets early. Tickets are $15 each and available at Bandon True Value Hardware, Bandon Mercantile, Billy Smoothboar’s Restaurant or by calling 541-290-5383.
Foster Parents training
The Coos County Foster Parents Association will sponsor a training from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at The Barn/Bandon Community Center, 1200 11th St. S.W. in Bandon City Park.
The speaker, Scott “Q” Marcus, is well known across the United States. His topic will be “Striving for Imperfection.” How do you realize you’re only human and can’t do it all? The talk deals with attitude, communication, handling difficult people, staying focused and will provide some motivation.
Cost of the training is $40 per couple. The fee includes fruit and rolls for breakfast, a lunch and beverages. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-347-4224.
Spinners to meet
No Lazy Kates will be spinning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Wool Company, 990 Highway 101 in Bandon. Visitors are welcome.
Call Isabel Buschman at 541-347-3115 for more information.
Champneys, Mueller at Author Night
The February Author Night will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, at the Bandon Public Library, 1204 11th St. S.W. in City Park.
The public is invited to an evening of light verse, prose, music and art with local authors Weld Champneys and Joyce Mueller, members of the Bandon Writers Group who have read together at various public presentations for more than a decade.
There is no cost to attend and refreshments will be served. Author Night is sponsored by Bandon Library Friends and Foundation.
Vendors sought for craft fair
The Coastal Harvest Spring Craft Fair & Bake Sale is quickly approaching. The two day event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, at The Barn, 1200 11th St. S.W. in Bandon City Park.
Vendors spaces are available. For more information or for an application or if you wish to donate something for the bake sale, call Lyn Silverman 541-347-1585, email email@example.com or write to Coastal Harvest, P.O. Box 1122 Bandon OR 97411.
Coastal Harvest is a nonprofit, all volunteer, gleaners group that helps low income persons with food security. Members are asked to give eight hours of volunteer service a month in exchange for a box of food every Wednesday and firewood when available.
Coastal Harvest food distribution is every Wednesday from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and is located in the gymnasium of the Seventh Day Adventist Church located in Bandon at 10th and Elmira.
February library art offered
Tonya Rosen’s needlepoint in the glass cases of the Bandon Public Library through February in a show she has titled, “It’s Not Your Mother’s Needlepoint.”
Lea Lyman’s woven tapestries, titled, “Reflections,” are on display in the library’s hall.
Twenty-eight years ago, Rosen’s best friend introduced her to needlepoint. Betty only had two warnings for Rosen: First, that needlepoint was addicting and second, that it was an expensive hobby. Rosen took her first class in Carmel, Calif., and now has more than 100 finished pieces.
Lyman said, “I am calling this exhibit “Reflections” for many of the friends who have died during the past few years, and whom I miss. Also, I love using light-reflective materials whose allure has been part of my visual experience, always.”
‘Trees’ on display at SC Hospital
The newest show at Southern Coos Hospital, “Trees,” features works by some of the finest painters and photographers in the area, including David Castleberry and Robin Jenkins of Coos Bay, Susan Applegate of Yoncalla, Magda Druzdzel of Gold Beach, Lane Hall of Medford, Janne LaValle of Lakeside, Steve and Susan Dimock of Bandon and all the Monday Plein Air Painters who have made “Trees” the subject matter of their paintings all this past summer and fall.
The show also includes paintings done by students of Harbor Lights Middle School and Bandon High School (working with Vicki Affatati and Jen Ells).
The show will remain on display through March 31. It is sponsored by AVK Arts, a foundation based in Los Angeles whose mission is to promote art in public places.
Gold Coast Valentines
The Gold Coast Barbershop Chorus is offering Singing Valentines in the South Coast area. For $30, have members of the chorus sing two songs, give your loved one a rose, a Valentine and take a photo with them as a keepsake. It’s not too late to order for Valentine’s Day on Thursday. Call 541-267-7892, 541-347-3573 or 541-297-7939.
Langlois library book sale Feb. 16
The Friends of the Langlois Public Library will hold their annual book sale on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Langlois Lion’s Hall (Floras Lake Loop), just south of Langlois.
The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tasty Kate’s is providing her famous cinnamon rolls; artichoke, garlic and fresh mozzarella tart; and brie and caramelized onion tart. Coffee and tea will be available all day.
Old Time Fiddlers to play
The Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers, District 5 will be making music at the Winchester Bay Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 16. The on-stage performance will go from 1 to 3 p.m. with an acoustic circle jam from 3 to 4 p.m.
The public is welcome to listen and dance if they can. A meeting for members only, with finger food, starts at 11 a.m.
For more information, call 541-759-3419.
‘Great floods’ next geology lecture
The Geology Lecture Series continues at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, with “Cataclysms on the Columbia, A New Perspective — A Talk About the Great Missoula Floods” by Dr. Scott Burns. The free lecture is at the Hales Center for the Performing Arts on the Southwestern Oregon Community College campus and is open to all members of the community.
Burns received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Stanford and PhD from the University of Colorado. Burns is a professor of Geology at Portland State University where he specializes in engineering and environmental geology, soils, geomorphology, Quaternary Geology and terrior.
He has also taught at the university level in Switzerland, New Zealand, Washington, Colorado and Louisiana. An author or co-author of two books, more than 80 articles and more than 200 published abstracts, Burns has worked on research topics as diverse as landslide, debris flow, radon and earthquake hazard mapping, heavy metals and trace elements in soils, loess stratigraphy, slope stability, Missoula Floods, bio-geomorphology (pocket gophers, tree throw, and ants), alpine soil development, and terrior (relationship of geology, soils, climate and wine).
Burns has won many awards for outstanding teaching. He actively helps local TV and radio stations and newspapers bring important geological news to the public.
Future talks in the lecture series this year include Dr. Daniel Fisher of the University of Michigan on April 26, discussing “New Insights into the Lives of Mammoths” based on his research in Siberia; and Dr. Brandon Dugan of Rice University on May 18, who will talk about massive undersea landslides as an Ocean Leadership Consortium distinguished speaker.
All of the talks are free and start at 7 p.m. in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts on the SWOCC Campus.
Continuing sponsors of the lecture series include Oregon Resources Corporation, the SWOCC Foundation and the College.
For additional information contact Ron Metzger at 541-888-7216.
Writers Conference in Gold Beach
Registration continues for the South Coast Writers Conference in Gold Beach. The conference includes two days of workshops, author readings, book signings and a writer critique circle. Several renowned writers serve as workshop instructors, addressing a variety of genres including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and songwriting, and writers of varying styles.
This year’s group of presenters includes William Sullivan, Linda Barnes, Merritt Barnes, Judy Cox, Bruce Holbert, Elizabeth Lyon, Carolyn J. Rose, Johnny Shaw, Lauren Sheehan and Bob Welch.
Keynote speaker for the conference will be non-fiction and outdoor column writer, William Sullivan, author of one of Oregon’s 100 books “Listening for Coyote.”
Workshopswill be held Friday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 16. Cost for the Friday seminar is $55 and $70 for Saturday.
Author’s Night with keynote speaker William Sullivan is scheduled at 7 p.m. Feb. 15, and will be held at the Showcase Building at the Event Center on the Beach and is free to the public.
For more information or to register, contact Southwestern’s Gold Beach Center at 541-247-2741 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete information is also available at www.socc.edu/scwriters.
VISION art show opens Feb. 8 at CAM
Through March 9, the Coos Art Museum will be exhibiting VISION 2013, its annual high school art competition, underwritten by Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation. Coastal high schools as well as high schools in Douglas, Josephine and Jackson counties have submitted entries.
The competition, consisting of drawings, paintings, etchings, mixed media, ceramics and photography, will be on display in all upstairs galleries at Coos Art Museum.
Southwestern Oregon Community College will present the VISION 2013 awards to 19 students in a ceremony for the winners, their families and their high school teachers on from 4-4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, followed by the opening reception for the exhibition from 5-7 p.m. Admission is free to the public.
Basic cheese is the topic of the next Master Food Preservers workshop to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the OSU Extension Service conference room, 631 Alder St., Myrtle Point.
Workshop participants will learn the process of making fresh cheese as they get hands-on experience with washed and stretched curd. On the agenda are making and tasting, mozzarella, and queso fresco, a soft un-aged cheese that is often flavored with interesting ingredients such as lemon and pepper.
Cost of the workshop is $15 per participant. Preregistration is recommended. Call the extension office at 541-572-5263, ext. 292. Cheese samples will be served, but no lunch. Participants may wish to bring a sack lunch.
Barn dance at Greenacres Saturday
The Monday Night Jam Band from Coos Bay will play music to make the audience’s feet move at the Greenacres Grange Barn Dance on Saturday, Feb. 16. This group of local musicians plays lively up-beat music. Stacy Rose, a local caller and dance teacher, will take the stage to teach and call the dances. No prior knowledge, special clothing, or partner is needed.
A beginner’s workshop will be taught at 7 p.m. For first-timers who arrive by 7 p.m. the admission is $5 and they also receive a ticket for free admission to their second dance.
The monthly Barn Dance series is sponsored by the nonprofit South Coast Folk Society. The program includes contras, circle mixers, a waltz or two and squares.
Refreshments are available. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Admission: General $7, students w/id and seniors over 60 $6, members and first-timers (by 7 p.m.) $5, supervised children under 6 free.
The dances are alcohol and fragrance free. For more information call 541-572-0518 or visit http://southcoastfolksociety.wordpress.com.
The South Coast Folk Society is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, study, teaching, enjoyment, and continuing evolution of traditional and historical dance, music and song.