The Coquille River Water Trail under Bullards Bridge (copy)

Kayak paddlers explore the Coquille River Water Trail under Bullards Bridge.

COOS BAY — Celebrate with local Surfriders as the Coos Bay Chapter holds their 2019 Gala event.

Attendees are invited to put on their fancy clothes and enjoy an evening with food and drink pairings, live music and dancing starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at Black Market Gourmet.

Chef Jardin Kazaar will prepare delicious eats to go along with beverages from local favorite breweries, wineries and of course some locally roasted coffee and spirits. Discover the Wall of Beer and bid on auction items. This ticketed event is open to anyone, cost is $45. Advance tickets are available at 7 Devils Brewing Co. or online.

There is no cost to join the annual Community Paddle. Prepare to launch a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddle board at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27, starting at the Eastside Boat Ramp. To ensure everyone's safety, the local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be providing water support. 

After the gear has been put away and dried off, head down to the Egyptian Theatre to catch the 2019 World Tour Paddling Film Festival. South Coast Tours, Oregon Coast Kayak, and 7 Devils Brewing Co. invites the public to watch the film and enjoy some beer and wine with pizza. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the film starts at 5 p.m. Admission is $10 and proceeds will benefit Coos Bay Surfriders. Advance tickets for this event also are available at 7 Devils.

The Coos Bay Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation works within the greater Coos County area focusing on a variety of programs, stewardship activities, campaigns and fun events – all for the love of local ocean, waves and beaches. The chapter serves Coos County with the longest running beach water quality monitoring program (Blue Water Task Force) in the state of Oregon.

For more information about the organization, their partners or their events, visit https://coosbay.surfrider.org.

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