Coast Community Health Center open house

Everyone is invited to the Coast Community Health Center open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Come to the new health center location at 1010 First St. SE in Bandon to tour the new clinic, meet the medical team and enjoy refreshments. The event is free and open to the public.

Coast Community Health Center, formerly Bandon Community Health Center, began serving patients in the new clinic and introduced family physician Dr. Hank Holmes to the community Aug. 11. The health center is the newest Federally Qualified Health Center in Oregon, with expanded health care services for residents of south Coos and north Curry counties.

Drop by the open house to see your local community health center in action. Meet the entire health center team, including Dr. Holmes and family nurse practitioners Laura Bye and Debra Guzman.

The day’s activities include clinic tours, with free first aid kits to take home. The Bandon Chamber of Commerce will present a ceremonial ribbon cutting to begin the event at 11 a.m. And guests can enjoy a picnic in the parking lot.

Coast Community Health Center provides caring attention from highly skilled medical professionals. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, the center offers primary health care to residents of Oregon’s South Coast in the Bandon clinic and Pirate Wellness Center at Pacific High School. The health center is accepting new patients. For more information, call 541-347-2529, or visit coastcommunityhealth.org.

Meditation seminars offered at St. John

Best selling author Inbar Shahar, in Bandon until November, will be offering a four-week, one-hour seminar in meditation and relaxation.

The sessions will run for four Saturdays starting Sept. 27 for one hour from 10 to 11 a.m. Love offering donations are accepted.

Week 1, Sept. 27, begins with Relaxation Meditation and Stress Reduction.

Week 2, Oct. 4, will be Meditating and Breathing for Health and Well Being.

Week 3, Oct. 11, introduces Peace, Love, Harmony and Other Mantras Bringing Peace in a Chaotic World.

Week 4, Oct. 18, covers Meditation Through Mantras and Chakras.

The seminars will be held at St. John Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall at the corner of Eighth Street Southwest and Franklin. Parking is in the back.

Participants can join Shahar for one session or all four. Bring a mat or cushions to sit on the floor or comfortable chair seating is provided. Wear comfortable clothing.

To register or for more information, phone Shahar at 310-927-6786.

Community Choir resumes on Mondays

The South Coast Community Choir has started its 2014-2015 season. The nonauditioned community choir meets every Monday, at 6:30 p.m. in the Harbor Lights Middle School choir room. John Harding, Charlotte Pierce and Holly Sylvester will continue to co-direct.

For those who are able, a monthly contribution of $5-$15 is appreciated. All are welcome. Bring a friend and see you there! For more information contact Holly Sylvester at 541-290-9293.

Diabetes and You workshop

A free workshop, Diabetes and You, will be presented by Stephanie Polizzi, registered dietitian and OSU faculty member, from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Bandon Public Library, 1204 11th St. SW. Anyone interested is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Diabetes used to be a disease of the elderly but today, many adolescents are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. In Coos County, 1 in 10 adults has the disease and many more go undiagnosed. Despite the negative hype, diabetes is not a death sentence. In fact, much of today’s research indicates people can not only prevent and manage diabetes, but may even be able to reverse the disease entirely.

Explore the simple strategies and newest developments for Type 2 diabetes offered free through OSU Extension Family & Community Health. This three-hour session describes the characteristics and progression of the disease and outlines simple eating strategies that can help prevent or manage symptoms. Some programs have even shown reversal of diabetes with proper nutrition.

For more information, contact the Coos County Extension Service at 541-572-5263, ext. 292.

Gospel message delivered via simulcast

On Sunday, Oct. 5, those interested are invited to find answers to their questions about the purpose and meaning of life when Bandon’s Sprague Theater will simulcast Greg Laurie live from Dallas, Texas, starting at 4 p.m. There is no charge.

The live video feed will include music from Mercy Me and Phil Wickham. All are invited to attend and discover why the gospel message is true hope, “One Day, One Church, One Message,” according to a spokeswoman from Pacific Community Church.

For more information call 541-347-6095, or go to harvestamerica.com.

Peace dances at Unity

Dances of Universal Peace will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at Unity of Bandon.

Peace dances invite participants to deepen their own spiritual experience through movement, music and song. Various spiritual traditions of the world are honored and celebrated through singing and dancing. The words and music are beautiful and the steps simple.

The dances are suitable for all ages and levels of participation and all are welcome to attend. Unity of Bandon is located on U.S. Highway 101 South, one mile south of 11th Street. For more information call 541-347-4696.

Showcase presents The Voetberg Family

Eight siblings ranging in age from 15 to 25, with more than eight years of performing experience will open Bandon Showcase’s 2014-15 season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the Sprague Community Theater.

Powered by two national fiddle champions, a west coast flat-picking champion and 10 state fiddle championships, The Voetberg Family Band puts on a show that displays a cohesive variety of musical styles and a developed musicianship beyond their years.

As classically trained musicians, each band member displays unique versatility while remaining technically sound. The Voetberg Family Band performs Irish, Scottish, American, swing, jazz and classical music and have been coached by several world class musicians — including Grammy winners Floyd Domino and Chris Booher.

“The Voetbergs continue to inspire me with their incredible talents,” said Hanneke Cassel, U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion and performing artist who grew up in Port Orford. “They are great entertainers and express a love of music and life joyfully and passionately.”

The Voetberg Family includes, from eldest to youngest, Liddy, Elisha, Annnie, Lilja, Tucker, Deter, Vance and Rudy, who all have special talents they bring to the stage.

Tickets cost $25 each or $100 for the entire season, which, in addition to The Voetbergs, features Ted Vigil’s John Denver Musical Tribute on Jan. 10; comedians Lynn Trefzger and George Casey on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17; and Anthony Kearns, “Star of the Irish Tenors” on May 13.

The season includes interactive outreach assemblies for Ocean Crest Elementary and Bandon High School students.

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All seats are reserved and all shows start at 7:30 p.m. at the Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St. SW in Bandon. Season show tickets are available at Bandon Mercantile or call 541-347-SHOW.

Contact Bandon Showcase at www.bandonshowcase.org for show information and a downloadable ticket order form for season tickets. Visit Bandon Showcase on Facebook too.

Art professor exhibits paintings at library

Christine Hanlon, local artist and teacher, will be exhibiting maritime oils and plein air watercolor paintings in the lobby of the Bandon Public Library for the months of September and October. The exhibit is open during regular library hours Tuesday through Saturday.

In the glass case of the lobby Hanlon has installed an educational display that explains how she uses geometric proportions and other harmonious ratios to help compose and design her paintings.

Hanlon has been on the fine art faculty of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco since 1998 but now teaches exclusively in the cyber campus. The public is invited to come meet the artist and enjoy some refreshments at the opening reception Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5-8 p.m. For more information about the artist’s work, visit her website at www.christinehanlon.com, call 541-347-5003 or email paintdemo@yahoo.com.

Postcard Show featured at gallery

Art by the Sea Gallery presents the 2014 International Mail Art Postcard Show, featuring art postcards sent from artists living in countries around the world including Belgium, France, the Netherlands, S. Korea, Spain and USA. The show is an open theme and includes a variety of subjects.

In addition to the postcard show the gallery also is featuring Matthew Hanna, winner of the People’s Choice Award in the previous “Eye and the Lens” show. His photography displays on the south wall of the gallery.

Art by the Sea Gallery is located on the pedway near Foley’s Pub and Gypsy Wagon.

New Artists presents ‘The Guardian’

Turn on your imagination and visualize you are in the ancient city of Thebes in Egypt, modern-day Luxor. A group of archeologists has just discovered a new tomb. The tomb is believed to be the final resting site of the Priestess Iset, a Princess of the 20th Dynasty.

She is known for her unusual abilities to cast spells and create deadly curses. Iset is the daughter of Pharaoh Amenhotep the Third who was a feared and hated ruler. He buries Iset alive in her tomb so she will always remain vigilant as a guardian of the entrance to the Valley of the Kings. All who pass by her tomb may fall under her spell as they enter the Valley; it is even worse for those who enter her tomb.

Twenty-two young actors from the New Artists Productions program will take the Sprague Community Theater stage to unfold the story and to solve the mysteries of Iset.

Cast members will have the opportunity to create some very unusual and sinister characters: a Professor of Egyptology from Boston, his young professorial assistant, representatives of the Press, the five top youth participants in a worldwide Egyptology contest, and Iset, herself. There are others in the cast, some of whom represent the evil encountered in dramatic plays of this nature.

Presenting the story of “The Guardian” are Nathan Woodruff, Dustin Wilson; Russell, Natalie, and Isabella Jones; Nathan Malamud, Abigail Hall, Alyssa Matas; Sarai and Hannah Perkins, Kayla Dugan, Kylie Gomes, Rachel Etzel, Natalie Vincent; Megan, Adam, and Henry Wood; Kristina Allen, Carter Precourt, Elli Schulz, Olivia Kincaid, and McKenzie Martin. These young actors reside in Bandon, Coos Bay, Coquille, Langlois, North Bend and Sixes.

“This production is planned to be a dramatic effort with some interesting turns and some fearful events,” said Dan Almich, who wrote the play.

“The Guardian” opens a two-weekend run beginning Oct. 17. Tickets, priced at $10 adults, $8 senior citizens, $5 students (K-12), are available at Bandon True Value Hardware, 541-347-2506, at the box office prior to each show, or by reservation with the Almichs at 541-347-2517.

Show dates for “The Guardian” are Oct. 17, 18 and 19; and Oct. 24, 25 and 26. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. For information, contact the Almichs at 541-347-2517.


Garage sale will fund trip to orphanage

LANGLOIS — The Langlois Community Church will be sponsoring a large yard sale to raise funds for an upcoming trip to their supported orphanage in India. The sale is planned for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27.

Noah McKenzie, a member of Langlois Community Church, is scheduled to travel to Maharastra, India in November to visit My Father’s House, an orphanage that is largely supported by the Langlois congregation. McKenzie will be assisting with construction on the orphanage building, working with the children, and joining the director, Kantharao Gorrepaly, in village outreach evangelism during his stay there.

The orphanage, My Father's House 1, is located in Polampolly, Telangana state, southern India, and houses 200 orphans. They are currently in construction of a school and a building for the boys. This orphanage and school is one of a number of ministries provided through Wordsower International, which is headed by well-known Christian evangelist Jason Nightingale.

The sale will be held 1 mile south of the church in Langlois, at milepost 289, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the event of rain, the sale will be relocated to the church in the center of Langlois. Members have donated a huge array of items including furniture, books, household wares, exercise equipment a fish tank, and more. No early birds please.

Harvest Festival comes to Myrtle Point

MYRTLE POINT — The 36th annual Harvest Festival offers the last chance for Coos County’s 2014 festival season, so reserve Saturday, Sept. 27, for a trip to downtown Myrtle Point.  

Visitors will be greeted by a wide array of street vendors. Classic cars will line Spruce Street as part of the 25th annual Car Show, Shine and “Cruisin Good Time.”  The festival is sponsored by the Myrtle Point Chamber of Commerce and supported by many local area merchants.

The cars start arriving in town as early as 8 a.m. with the actual “show and shine” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the rods, customs, classics and trucks. Beginning at 5 p.m., the drivers fire up the engines for the cruise around a designated area.

There will be many vendors lining the streets. Also featured will be a Log Truck Show N Shine in the OSU Extension Office parking lot and city’s public works lot from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Restored older trucks will be on display near the Logging Museum. Registration forms are available at Umpqua Bank in Myrtle Point.

The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers will be playing from noon to 2 p.m. in front of The Feed Store. Other live entertainment includes Passin’ Notes between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. A new group called Calling Cross is scheduled from 3-5 p.m.

The annual Myrtle Point Fire Department steak feed and the high school wrestling team’s rib and oyster feed also will be held during the Harvest Festival.

Sign-ups for the 5K run and youth 1-mile run begin at 8:30 a.m. at Second and Spruce. The youth run is free and starts at 9:30 a.m. and the 5K at 10 a.m., with a $5 entry fee.

Roaring Sea open house is Sept. 28

PORT ORFORD — The Roaring Sea open house will return to its regular schedule on the last Sunday of the month, from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Roaring Sea Gallery in Port Orford.

In addition to the Kammeroque group, Bandon’s Crystal Landucci will accompany violinist Jean Mautner playing the “Bach A Major Violin Sonata.”

All musical, poetic and artistic participants and audience members are welcome. Impromptu creations are encouraged for anyone who wants to add art to the “gallery,” so please join us to enjoy sharing sights and sounds, and pot-luck snacks, said hostess Donna Roselius. Refreshments are provided.

For further information about treats of all kinds (edible, musical, artistic) call Roselius at 541-332-4444 or Suzanne Monks at 541-332-0540.

The entrance to the Roselius home, where Roaring Sea Studio is located, is the driveway shared with the Sea Crest Motel on Highway 101 just south of town.

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