Hip hop spring term workshop

Ages 10 and up or with instructor's consent. Class held 4-5 p.m. Fridays: April 4, 11, 18 and 25 and May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. $86 for all or $10 per drop-in class. For more information call 541-269-7163 or email pacificdanceinfo@gmail.com.

Strengthening families workshops

This free workshop, sponsored by SWOCC, is for parents and young teens together (ages 9-14). It will focus on how to communicate effectively with one another and set appropriate limits. A free, healthy dinner will be provided. Limited child care will be available for siblings 0 to 8. Sessions will focus on: communication skills, building bridges and family meetings; dealing with peer pressure and protecting against substance abuse; and family fun and communication activities. The workshops will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 17-May 22 in the Millicoma School library. Register by calling 541-888-1588 or email positiveparenting@gmail.com.

Career/college fair

The Boys and Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon will host a Career and College Expo 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 19 for fifth-12th graders from Coos and Curry counties. There will be a keynote speaker and five breakout sessions on:

  • How to fill out job applications
  • Career interview skills and appropriate dress
  • College admissions process
  • Paying for college
  • Fields of study

Cost: $10. Sign up early to receive a gift bag. Register at the Boys and Girls club between now and April 19. For more information contact either Angie Reiber at 541-267-3635 or angier@great-futures.org; or Meggan McLarrin at 541-888-7232 or meggan.mclarrin@oregonstate.edu.

Young Authors' Tea

The Driftwood Reading Council of Oregon Reading Association and Friends of the Coos Bay Library present the ninth annual Young Authors' Tea: 1-2:30 p.m. April 26. Pre-K through high school entries are accepted. Submit entries to Madison School, Attn. Michelle Newsum, 400 Madison St., Coos Bay, OR 97420, or michellen@coos-bay.k12.or.us. Include the child's name, school, grade and teacher (If you're not a CBSD employee, include your email). Deadline: April 24.

Bay Area Teen Idol auditions

Bay Area Teen Idol is a vocal competition for Coos County and western Douglas County teens ages 13-18. For more information, call 541-294-2276 or click here.

Auditions will be in the Coos Bay Fire Department's conference room, 450 Elrod Ave.:

  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 5
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 6
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 8
  • 10 a.m.-noon May 10

Students should prepare to sign a capella and with karaoke. They do not need to be the same song, but karaoke must be free of lyrics from the original artist. Karaoke should be provided on a CD, thumb drive, iPod, MP3 player or smartphone.

Students should also bring entry and consent forms filled out and signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Vet med

OSU College of Veterinary Medicine summer camp for tenth- and eleventh-graders will take place Aug. 17-22. The camp accepts 16 students with eight scholarships available for high-need students. Application here; available until May 15.

Girl Scouts summer day camp

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington invites you to join the excitement at Day Camp Explore. Spend four fun-filled days making new friends as you learn about our local forests, build a wooden birdhouse, count the rings of a tree, and enjoy many more activities and games. Camp will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 23-26 at Millicoma. It's open to girls completing grades K-5. Cost: $30 for registered Girl Scouts or $45 for girls new to Girl Scouts (cost includes Girl Scout membership through Sept. 30). Deadline to register: June 9. Registration packets available during mall hours at Girl Scouts' North Bend Service Center in Pony Village Mall or here.

Reporter Chelsea Davis can be reached at 541-269-1222, ext. 239, or by email at chelsea.davis@theworldlink.com. Follow her on Twitter: @ChelseaLeeDavis.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.