LANGLOIS - The Langlois Public Library offers the following events:

Holiday Craft Fair

Start the season with a visit to the 22nd annual Holiday Craft Fair at the Lions Hall on Floras Loop Road just south of Langlois.

The Holiday Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17 and Nov. 18 and is sponsored by the Langlois Lions and the Friends of the Langlois Library.

Talented South Coast artists and craftspeople will be displaying an array of creations, which will make shopping for holiday gifts a pleasure, according to organizers.

"Whether you are looking for a gift of wood, metal, fiber or locally grown food, you will find unique and surprising gifts at the Langlois Holiday Craft Fair," said a spokeswoman.

Bring a friend and enjoy lunch by Sandie McDonald. Friday, McDonald is serving her chicken pot pie. Saturday, Icelandic Meat Stew and thunder bread are on the menu. Vegetarian options are available.

Look for the Craft Fair signs on U.S. Highway 101. Parking is plentiful. For more information, call the Langlois Public Library at 541-348-2066.

Interesting Langlois

Interesting Langlois Presents Helen Picca, author of "The Last Frontier of the Fading West" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the Langlois Public Library. "The Last Frontier of the Fading West" is a work of historical fiction. Set in October, 1942, a tanker that is torpedoed off the coast of Port Orford, thus beginning a story rich in history, of love and life by the sea.

Picca is a former marketing executive from New York City and holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from Marymount College, where she learned to love the written word. She visited Port Orford several years ago quite by accident and fell in love with the place. Since that fateful day, she has been living there and enjoying the many wonders of the Oregon Coast.

OHP assistance offered

Coast Community Health Center will be providing Oregon Health Plan assistance at from 3-6 p.m on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Langlois library. CCHC's certified assister will be able to complete new and renewal OHP applications, as well as answer any questions about the Oregon Health Plan. This service is free, confidential and open to all.

For more information, call the Bandon outreach office at 541-347-2529 ext. 120.

Play and Learn Story Time

The Langlois Public Library is partnering with Kaleidoscope Play & Learn to bring an interactive Play and Learn Story Time to parents or guardians and their child (0-5 years). There will be stories, crafts, game playing, and children will have fun while learning. The Play and Learn Story Time will be held from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Fridays, Dec. 1, 8, and 15. For more information call the library at 541-348-2066.

SCBEC representative available

A representative from South Coast Business Employment Corporation/Worksource Oregon will be available the third Tuesday of every month at the Langlois library. The next event will be held Tuesday, Dec. 19.

Job seekers and business representatives are encouraged to stop by to discuss available services. Classroom training and on-the-job training programs are available for eligible individuals. SCBEC currently provides certified nurse assistant training at the Coos Bay SCBEC corporate headquarters. Appointments may be made by calling Mo Aakre at 541-751-8506.

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