Father-Daughter Dance

Second annual Coos County Father-Daughter Dance 5:30-9 p.m. May 17 at the North Bend Community Center. This year's theme is Glow in the Dark. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Just Kids Early Learning Center/Grace Church, 2389 Sherman Ave. in North Bend. Like Coos County Father Daughter Dance on Facebook for more information and a chance to win prizes.

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. May 15 and 22 in the Millicoma School library. Register by calling 541-888-1588 or email positiveparenting@gmail.com.

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 hereavailable until May 15.

Hip hop spring term workshop

Ages 10 and up or with instructor's consent. Class held 4-5 p.m. Fridays: May 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.

Financial aid

Are you thinking about college, but don't know how you'll pay for it? Upward Bound and Talent Search are hosting a financial aid night 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 28th in Eden Hall Room 1 at SWOCC. The meeting will cover different types of financial aid and college savings opportunities. This event is open to all grades.

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.

Guitar for beginners

The Boys and Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon is offering a beginner’s guitar class to kids fifth grade and older beginning June 17. While learning to play an array of songs, the beginner’s guitar class will teach participants guitar notes, basic chords, and strumming and picking patterns. Classes will be 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July. Those interested should contact the Boys and Girls Club to register and learn about guitar options: 541-267-3635.

The Guitar Center of Eugene is offering a 20 percent discount to the Boys and Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon for select 3/4 and full-size guitars popular among beginners.

Summer programs

The Boys and Girls club is now accepting participants for its morning and afternoon middle school summer programs. Begin the day with Adventure Reading Group, Zine Making, and Beginning Guitar Class, and transition into weekly themed afternoons filled with field trips, games, and challenges. To learn more or register, contact The Boys and Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon at 541-267-3635.

Weekly themes:

  • Sci-Fi Week: Explore a fictional alien crash site from the perspective of an archaeologist, make up myths about the start systems, and learn about popular science fiction tropes, films, and books
  • Mad Science Week: Make your own podcast, explore food science, tour the local Bi-Coastal Media station, and solve the cookie jar mystery and participate in a mock trial to sentence the thief
  • Grand Ol' Flag Week: Celebrate the independence and history of our nation while learning to make sparklers, touring the local airport, and competing in a hot air balloon design challenge
  • Oregon Trail Week: Explore the Douglas County Museum, go birding at the South Slough, make seed bombs, and tour Cranberry Sweets
  • Around the Globe Week: Explore different cultures through food, games, and film. Tour Cape Arago and imagine life as a park ranger
  • Water Week: Spend a day at the beach, take a trip to the Coos Bay Watershed, learn to make ice cream in a bag, and compete in a water relay
  • Challenge Week: Participate in a series of relays and challenges for a regal grand prize
  • Earth Week: Build a solar panel and put the "reduce—reuse—recycle" mantra to practice
  • Mystery Week: Help solve a series of mysteries and visit the Salem Ropes course

Drivers ed

Bandon High's Tom Hutton is offering a summer driver education course, open to several southern Oregon communities. This class is open to any 15- to 17-year-old student with a valid Oregon drivers permit. The mandatory parent meeting is July 2 and class begins 1-4 p.m. July 7 and July 9. Call Hutton at 541-297-8722 for more information. The cost of the course is $200 or $185 if paid prior to July 2. The first 20 students who pay in full will be guaranteed a spot.

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.

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