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DFPA: Fire season ends today
 10.12.17

Fire officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association and Umpqua National Forest will officially end fire season on their respected lands today. The end of fire season is a result of cooler temperatures and rainfall returning to the area.

With the end of fire season, all Industrial Fire Restrictions and Public Use Restrictions on DFPA protected land and the Umpqua National Forest will no longer be in effect. Backyard debris burning outside of incorporated cities will be allowed without a permit from DFPA, however, residents should contact their local fire department before conducting any burning as fire restrictions vary between local fire districts. The end of fire season does not affect the status of the current wildfires (whether they are contained, controlled, or out) nor work on the fires in any capacity.

Despite the end of fire season, fire officials advise residents to exercise caution when burning or using fire in the woods. Even outside of fire season, several days of sunshine and dry weather can create a fire risk even if a week or more of rainy, cool conditions precedes them. When burning yard debris, make sure to have an adequate fire trail around the pile or incinerator and never leave the burn unattended. Campfires are now allowed on public lands or private property with landowner permission, but should be fully extinguished before leaving. Should a debris pile or campfire escape, the responsible party may be financially responsible for damages and fire suppression costs.

The only type of burning requiring a permit is for industrial logging slash and heavy debris disposal burning. Any type of commercial tree harvesting that requires excess debris to be burned constitutes industrial logging slash and therefore requires a permit to burn. To request a permit for industrial slash burning, call DFPA at 541-672-6507.

Fire staff with the Douglas Forest Protective Association and the Umpqua National Forest would like to thank everyone for their cooperation during the 2017 fire season.


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SOUTH COAST BRIEFS
 10.12.17

Head Start is accepting wait list applications

COOS BAY — South Coast Head Start is accepting applications for wait list placement in the Head Start and Early Head Start programs offered throughout Coos and Curry counties. Openings may occur weekly, and the wait list is used to fill any available spots. Programs are provided at no cost to families.

For more information or to receive an application, call 541-888-3717 ext. 204.

So it Goes celebrates two years

COOS BAY — So it Goes Coffeehouse will be turning two years old Friday, Oct. 13, and is inviting the community to celebrate with a champagne art opening featuring the powerful work of artist Joi Smith of Astoria, and the music of Crushing Crayons. The event will begin at 7 p.m.

Champagne will be served for those 21 and older at no charge. So It Goes Coffeehouse is located at 190 Central Ave., Coos Bay.

For more information, call 541-808-9333.

 

Coos Elderly Services to host Charity Bingo

COOS BAY — Coos Elderly will be hosting holding their fourth annual Charity Bingo event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Holy Redeemer Church, ADDRESS. They are seeking sponsors and prize donations.

To help, contact Coos Elderly Services at 541-756-1202 or heather@cooselderly.org.

First Interstate Bank hosts grand opening

NORTH BEND — First Interstate Bank will be hosting a grand opening celebration at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 1611 Virginia Ave., North Bend. The event will celebrate a successful transition from Bank of the Cascades to First Interstate Bank, a merger that occurred mid-August. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call First Interstate Bank at 541-756-3102.

 

CB Library hosts Tween Book Club

COOS BAY — Coos Bay Public Library is inviting kids 10-13 years old to the free Tween Book Club. The club meets once a month to play games, eat snacks, and discuss books. The next meeting will take place from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay.

For a list of upcoming meetings and books, visit coosbaylibrary.com or call 541-269-1101. Sponsored by the Friends of the Coos Bay Public Library.

Library service district board seeks members 

NORTH BEND — The City of North Bend is accepting applications from individuals passionate about libraries who would like to serve on the Coos County Library Service District Advisory Board representing the North Bend Public Library.

Applicants must live outside of the North Bend but within the boundaries of North Bend School District 13. The successful candidate will be appointed to serve a four-year term.

Applications are available at http://northbendoregon.us/bc/page/committeecommission-application. Paper copies of the form are available at North Bend City Hall, 835 California St.; North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave.; or by calling 541-756-8500.

Application deadline is Monday, Oct. 23 by 5 p.m. Please submit applications to City Recorder Rene Collins, North Bend City Hall, P.O. Box B, 835 California St., North Bend, OR 97459 or emailed to rcollins@northbendcity.org. For more information, contact Gary Sharp at 541-756-5442, ext. 0025 or gsharp@cclsd.org.

League of Women Voters to host forum

COOS BAY — The League of Women Voters of Coos County will present an informational forum on the Coos Bay Schools Bond Measure 6-166 from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Coos Bay City Hall, 500 Central Ave., Coos Bay. Coos Bay School Board Member James Martin will be the presenter.

The League of Women Voters of Coos County is a non-partisan organization providing informational forums as a voters’ service project to encourage active and informed participation in government.

For more information, contact Judith Vanduzer Uno at 541-404-0274 or Sue Thornton at 541-297-8305.


WHAT'S UP?
 10.03.17

TUESDAY, OCT. 3

Mahaffy Ranch Pumpkin Patch noon-5 p.m., Mahaffy Ranch, 10362 Highway 241, Coos Bay. www.mahaffyranch.com

Auditions: Dash Riprock & the Tentacles of Doom 6 p.m., So It Goes Coffeehouse, 190 Central Ave., Coos Bay. http://soitgoescoffeehouse.com

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4

Coos Bay Farmers Market 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 50-400 Central Ave., Coos Bay. www.coosbaydowntown.org

Live Music 11 a.m., So It Goes Coffeehouse, 190 Central Ave., Coos Bay. http://soitgoescoffeehouse.com

Mahaffy Ranch Pumpkin Patch noon-5 p.m., Mahaffy Ranch, 10362 Highway 241, Coos Bay. www.mahaffyranch.com

Job Fair 1-4 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. www.cooslibraries.org

Harvest Moon Evening Paddle 3-5 p.m., meets at Distant Fleet boat launch on Troller Road, Charleston Marina. Limited to 3-14 boats. Cost is $20 per boat, driver and shuttle included. Participants should bring kayak or canoe, paddles, PFDs, headlamp or waterproof flashlight, as well as water and evening meal. Feet and legs may get wet and muddy at launch points. Register at http://www.oregon.gov/dsl/SS.

THURSDAY, OCT. 5

Mahaffy Ranch Pumpkin Patch noon-5 p.m., Mahaffy Ranch, 10362 Highway 241, Coos Bay. www.mahaffyranch.com

Coast Community Health Outreach Program: OHP 3-6 p.m., Langlois Public Library, 48234 U.S. Highway 101, Langlois. Certified assister will help with Oregon Health Plan applications. www.coastcommunityhealth.org

Live Music with Finavarra & the Nor'Westers 5-7 p.m., So It Goes Coffeehouse, 190 Central Ave., Coos Bay. http://soitgoescoffeehouse.com

Girls Night In Party 5-7 p.m., Bree's Upscale Resale, 3229 Broadway Plaza, North Bend. The Cup of Love Bras will be on display for voting. www.breesonline.com

South Coast Inventors 6:30 p.m., Newmark Center Room 207, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. No disclosure contracts required. Guest speaker Eric Radkey will discuss basics of starting a new product. southcoastinvetors.org

6 Guitars: Concert with Chris Padgett 7:30 p.m., Sprague Theatre, 1202 11th St. SW, Bandon. Tickets $25, available at www.bandonshowcase.org or Bandon Mercantile, 541-347-4341.

FRIDAY, OCT. 6

Old Town Marketplace 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Town Marketplace, 250 First St. SW, Bandon.

Mahaffy Ranch Pumpkin Patch noon-5 p.m., Mahaffy Ranch, 10362 Highway 241, Coos Bay. www.mahaffyranch.com

Storytime 10:30 a.m., Charleston Marine Life Center, 63466 Boat Basin Road, Charleston. Co-hosted with Coos Bay Public Library. Program is geared toward preschool ages, with their adults. After and exploration of the sea through books there will be a guided tour. 

"Inspecting Carol" Auditions 4-6.m., Dolphin Playhouse, 580 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Performance dates are weekends Dec. 1-17. Roles for both men and women, no preparation required. 541-404-1947

Coos Bay Downtown Wine Walk 5-7 p.m., start at Coos Bay Visitor Information Center, 50 Central Ave., Coos Bay. Map and glass for $10 donation. Proceeds are donated to various organizations. www.facebook.com/coosbaywinewalk

Wine Tasting: Girardet Vineyards 5-7 p.m., Mindpower Gallery, 417 Fir Ave., Reedsport. Appetizers and non-alcohol beverages; live music by John Stokes. 

Bad Poetry/Poetry Jam 7 p.m.,  So It Goes Coffeehouse, 190 Central Ave., Coos Bay. http://soitgoescoffeehouse.com

Kingston Trio Benefit Concert for Chetco Bar Fire Fund 7 p.m., Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach. Advance seating tickets $25, reserve seating $45. Beer, snacks, T-shirts will be available. 541-247-2541 or www.facebook.com/eventcenteronthebeach.

Live Music with John Kadlecik 7 p.m., 7 Devils Brewing Co., 247 S Second St., Coos Bay. http://www.7devilsbrewery.com

USA Dance: South Coast Ballroom Dancers Waltz Lesson 7 p.m., Eagles upstairs ballroom, 568 S Second St., Coos Bay. New dancers admitted free. Beginning Waltz 7-7:30 p.m. Intermediate 7:30-8 p.m. with guest instructor Maria Merriam of MarLo Dance Studio. Open dance 8-10. Admission $4.

6 Guitars: Chris Padgett 7:30-9 p.m., Sprage Community Theatre, 1202 11th St. SW, Bandon. Reserve seating $25 online at www.bandonshowcase.org or at Bandon Mercantile, 541-347-4341. Event includes complimentary treats by Coastal Mist Chocolate Boutique and Edgewaters Restaurant.

SATURDAY, OCT. 7

Coos Community Swap Meet 8 a.m.-6 p.m., North Bend Community Center, 2222 Broadway, North Bend. 541-236-2970

Port Orford Farmers Market 9 a.m.-noon, Co-op parking lot at Eighth Street and US Highway 101, Port Orford.

Friends of Lakeside Public Library Used Book Sale 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lakeside Public Library, 915 N Lake Road, Lakeside.

Friends of Coos Bay Library Used Book Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Members admitted starting at 9 a.m. Memberships available for $5.

Old Town Marketplace 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Town Marketplace, 250 First St. SW, Bandon.

Mahaffy Ranch Pumpkin Patch 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mahaffy Ranch, 10362 Highway 241, Coos Bay. www.mahaffyranch.com

13th Annual Octoberfish: A Celebration of Coos Culture 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, 63466 Boat Basin Road, Charleston. Activities for kids and adults, food and live music. www.facebook.com/octoberfish

Third Annual Oregon Authors Day 10:15-1:30 p.m., Coos History Museum, 1210 N Front St., Coos Bay. Over a dozen local authors and Southwestern's writers club. Readings will continue 5-7 at The Black Box in Empire Hall on Southwestern's campus. Refreshments provided.

67th Annual Holy Name Spaghetti Dinner noon-4 p.m., Coquille Community Center, 115 N Birch St., Coquille. Meal includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, beverage and home-made dessert. Cost is $7, ages 5-10 is $5 and younger eat free. Family rate $20.

"Inspecting Carol" Auditions 2-5 p.m., Dolphin Playhouse, 580 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Performance dates are weekends Dec. 1-17. Roles for both men and women, no preparation required. 541-404-1947

Charleston Fishing Families Bingo Fundraiser 4-7 p.m., Pony Village Mall, 1611 Virginia Ave., North Bend. Bingo packs, 10 games for $25; additional game packets $5. Silent auction: OSU Football, Wildlife Safari, Oregon Zoo and more. www.charlestonfishingfamilies.com

Nan Forsberg-Hammonds Art Opening 5-7 p.m., Gallery By the Bay, 2100 Union, North Bend. Live music from Robin O'Neill, refreshments and a drawing for Hammond original at 6 p.m.

Fall Library Trivia Night 6 p.m., Coquille Community Center, 115 N Birch St., Coquille. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Event theme: We Love our Library. Teams (with creative names) of up to 8 members compete. Fee is $15 per player. Bring your snacks. Proceeds will go to the new library project. 541-396-2166

Fifth Annual Oregon Coast Film Festival 6-9 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, 229 S Broadway, Coos Bay. Ticket, $10. Proceeds go to hurricane and fire recovery. Featured: Under and Arctic Sky film by Chris Burkard. www.oregoncoastfilmfestival.org

Bandon Feeds the Hungry: Variety Show & Silent Auction 7 p.m., Sprague Theatre, 1202 11th St. SW, Bandon. Two non perishable food items earn raffle ticket for door prize drawings. Tickets: $12, adults; $10, seniors and students; $5, children 10 and younger. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. 541-290-9989.

Classic Film Night 7 p.m., Bandon Public Library, 1204 11th St. SW, Bandon. Refreshments served.

Comedy Night with Patrick Kent 7 p.m., The Liberty Theatre, 2100 Sherman Ave., North Bend. Tickets $10, 21 and older event; thelibertytheatre.org by calling 541-756-4336 or at the box office.

Live Music with Dale Inskeep Band 7 p.m., 7 Devils Brewing Co., 247 S Second St., Coos Bay. http://www.7devilsbrewery.com

SUNDAY, OCT. 8

Pet Pawlooza 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Cascade Farm and Outdoor, 3111 Ocean Blvd., Coos Bay. Pet adoption event with special prizes and gift baskets to adoptive families. www.facebook.com/cooscountyanimalshelter

Mahaffy Ranch Pumpkin Patch 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mahaffy Ranch, 10362 Highway 241, Coos Bay. www.mahaffyranch.com

Friends of Coos Bay Library Used Book Sale noon-4 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay.

Art Opening 1-3 p.m., Evergreen Court at Baycrest Village, 451 O'Connell St., North Bend. Featuring the art of Liz Younker, acrylics; George Martin and Jean Boynton, watercolors.

Family Fun Day 1-3 p.m., Coos History Museum, 1210 N Front St., Coos Bay. Hands on activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult. www.cooshistory.org

Fifth Annual Oregon Coast Film Festival 2-4 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, 229 S Broadway, Coos Bay. One day ticket $10, 2-day $15. Proceeds go to hurricane and fire recovery. Featured: Photo exhibition, student films. www.oregoncoastfilmfestival.org

Drinking Civilly & Campfire Songs 4 p.m., 7 Devils Brewing Co., 247 S Second St., Coos Bay. Drinking Civilly is a moderated discussion about health care in America. Campfire Songs is a sing-a-long around the fire pit. http://www.7devilsbrewery.com

Indigenous People's Day Recognition 4-5 p.m., Coos History Museum, 1210 N Front St., Coos Bay. Guest speaker Mark Petrie will give a presentation on Revitalization of a Culture through Resiliance and Passion: The Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw people bring back their culture. www.cooshistory.org

MONDAY, OCT. 9

A Little Lunch Music: The Little Match Girls noon-1:30 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library Myrtlewood Room, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Oregon Culture Days event. Bring your lunch or purchase soup and bread from Black Market Gourmet.


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MEETINGS
 10.12.17

Wednesday, Oct. 11

North Bend Public Library Board — 5 p.m., library, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend; regular meeting.

Bay Area Health District Board Quality and Safety Committee — 5:30 p.m., Bay Area Hospital, 1775 Thompson Road, Coos Bay; regular meeting.

Coquille High School Board — 6 p.m., school, 499 W. Central Ave., Coquille; regular meeting.

Bunker Hill Sanitary District — 7 p.m., district office, 93685 E. Howard Lane, Coos Bay; regular meeting.

Cape Arago Audobon Society — 7 p.m., The Barn, 1200 11th St. SW, Bandon; annual meeting.

Thursday, Oct. 12

Cammann Road District — 7 p.m., Charleston Fire Hall, 92342 Cape Arago Highway, Coos Bay; regular meeting.

Lakeside City Council — 7 p.m., City Hall, 915 North Lake Road, Lakeside; regular meeting.

Coos Bay-North Bend Visitor and Convention Bureau — 8:30 a.m., Mill Casino, 3201 Tremont Ave., North Bend; regular meeting.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Coos County Public Safety Coordinating Council — noon, courthouse, 290 N. Central Blvd, Coquille; regular meeting.

Monday, Oct. 16

Coos Bay School District Superintendent Evaluation Committee — 5:30 p.m., Milner Crest Education Center, 1255 Hemlock Ave., Coos Bay; regular meeting.

Reedsport City Council — 6 p.m., City Hall, 451 Winchester Ave., Reedsport; special meeting.

Port of Coos Bay Board — 6:30 p.m., commission chambers, 125 West Central Ave., Coos Bay; hearing.

North Bend Planning Commission — 7 p.m., City Hall, 835 California St., North Bend; regular meeting.

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission — 9 a.m., Harbor Water District Office, 98069 Benham Lane, Brookings; special meeting.

Gardiner Sanitary District Board — 6 p.m., district office, 208 Marsh St., Gardiner; regular meeting.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Coos Bay School District Policy Committee — 8 a.m., Milner Crest Education Center, 1255 Hemlock Ave., Coos Bay; regular meeting.

South Coast Early Learning Hub — noon, ORCAA, 1855 Thomas Ave., Coos Bay; regular meeting.

Charleston Marina Advisory Committee — noon, Charleston Marina RV Park, 63402 Kingfisher Road, Charleston; regular meeting.

Thursday, Oct. 19

Charleston Sanitary District — 10 a.m., district board room, 63365 Boat Basin Road, Charleston; workshop, regular meeting.