The National Weather Service forecasts partly sunny skies for Coos Bay on Thursday with a high near 58 and a chance of rain throughout the weekend.
Red Cross Blood Drive 1-6 p.m., Church of Christ, 2761 Broadway, North Bend. 800-733-2767 or www.redcross.org
Coquille River Walk Annual Meeting 4 p.m., Coquille City Hall, 851 N Central, Coquillle. Anyone interested in joining the committee is welcome. This is the officer election meeting.
Jordon Cove Removal-fill Permit Application Comments 5:30-8 p.m., The Mill Casino-Hotel, 3201 Tremont, North Bend. Oregon Dept of State Lands: LNG slip/access channel; terminal; and natural gas pipeline. https://www.oregon.gov/dsl/WW/Pages/jordancove.aspx
Live Music with The Brother Brothers 7 p.m., 7 Devils Brewing Co., 247 S Second St., Coos Bay.
Red Cross Blood Drive 11 a.m.-4 p.m., First Baptist Church, 860 Second St. SE, Bandon. 800-733-2767 or www.redcross.org
Art Opening: Elaine Dunham & Dana Gronemyer 6-8 p.m., God's House of Vision Art Gallery & Studio, 10 East First St., Coquille. "Abstract Paintings" will remain on exhibit through Feb. 28.
Art Opening: Opie Jones 7 p.m., So It Goes Coffeehouse, 190 Central Ave., Coos Bay. Live music by Grim Neff.
Friday Foreign Film: In Syria 7 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Belgium, France, Lebanon, 2017. Discretion advised. 541-269-1101
Art Opening: The Little Things That Run the World 1-3 p.m., South Slough Reserve Interpretive Center, 61907 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. Local photographer and environmental educator Alexa Carleton shares images of small critters and insects most people overlook. RSVP online at www.southsloughestuary.org.
Fur Trade History Rendezvous 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., Defeat River Brewery, 473 Fir Ave., Reedsport. Tickets $30 until Jan. 6, includes presentation by James C Auld and Jim Hardee (Rocky Mountain Fur Trader) on the historic Defeat River incident between local natives and fur traders. Enjoy a beverage and wood fired meal prepared by Rust'd Star. Recommended age 14 and older. 541-808-5562
Coos Library Board — 2:30 p.m., courthouse, 250 N. Baxter St., Coquille; regular meeting.
Umpqua Soil and Water Conservation District — 6:30 p.m., district office, 1877 Winchester Ave., Reedsport; regular meeting.
Cammann Road District — 7 p.m., fire hall, 92342 Cape Arago Highway, Coos Bay, regular meeting.
Lakeside City Council — 7 p.m., City Hall, 915 N. Lake Road, Lakeside; regular meeting, public hearing.
COOS COUNTY — Congressman Peter DeFazio is fighting for U.S. Coast Guard members to get paid during the government shutdown.
On Wednesday, the U.S House of Representatives sent out a press release detailing efforts from DeFazio, who is also the Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. He introduced legislation that would “provide funding for the Coast Guard and ensure that active duty and reserve members of the Coast Guard are paid during the government shutdown,” the release said.
“Members of the Coast Guard are the only members of the United States military not being paid for their critical and continuing operations,” the release stated, pointing out that the shutdown is impacting over 41,000 active duty Coast Guard members, 6,200 reservists, and 8,500 civilian personnel.
“According to the Coast Guard, an estimated 31 percent of active duty Coast Guard members do not have enough money in an emergency savings fund to cover one month’s worth of expenses,” the release said.
“President Trump and his Mar-a-Lago cronies may not have trouble ‘adjusting’ if they miss a paycheck, but for thousands of Oregon families, a paycheck means a mortgage payment, childcare, or a medical bill,” said Congressman Peter DeFazio in the release. “While the President obsesses over a wall that experts agree will not make our nation safer, he is ignoring the men and women who protect our coastlines every day. The Pay Our Coast Guard Parity Act will provide financial stability to these men and women by ensuring they get paid despite the government shutdown.”
Congressman Kurt Shrader joined his voice with DeFazio’s, adding that Oregon is also mourning the loss of three fishermen this week from a capsized fishing boat that the Coast Guard “risked life and limb to save.”
“We are asking them to do their job serving and protecting our communities, which sometimes means life or death situations, without pay,” Shrader said in the release. “Meanwhile Congress can’t do its number one job. What kind of message is that? Those keeping us safe, especially, don’t deserve to suffer because of our failures. Congress must step it up and fully fund the government.”
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici added to that, underlining that the Pay Our Coast Guard Parity Act would “provide relief” to members and “allow them to stay focused on their mission.”
If passed, the Act would provide funding during any “period during which an interim or full-year appropriations for the Coast Guard are not in effect,” the release said.
This means active duty and reserve members of the Coast Guard are paid, as are civilian employees and contractors for the Coast Guard. It also means there would be payment of death gratuities with respect to members of the Coast Guard, funeral travel, temporary continuation of basic housing allowance for dependents, and continue retired pay and benefits.
Bay Area Seniors Computer Club First and Third Friday 9:15-11 a.m., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1290 Thompson Road, Coos Bay. For ages 50 and better. 541-269-7396
Al-Anon Support Every Friday 10-11 a.m., The Nancy Devereaux Center, 1200 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. 541-888-3202
Music Time Every Friday 10-11 a.m., North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend. For ages 3-6. http://www.northbendoregon.us/library SEPT-MAY
Narcotics Anonymous Hope Dealers Every Friday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., The Nancy Devereaux Center, 1200 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. http://coosbayna.org
Play & Learn Story Time Every Friday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Langlois Public Library, 48234 US Highway 101, Langlois. 541-348-2066
Project Blessing Community Food Pantry Every Friday 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Project Blessing Food Pantry, 150 S 20th St., Reedsport. 541-271-3928
Lunch Every Friday 11:30 a.m., Coos Bay Senior Activity Center, 886 S Fourth St., Coos Bay. 541-269-2626
Cookbook Book Club Second Friday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library Cedar Room, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Monthly theme. 541-269-1101
Zonta Club of Coos Bay First and Third Friday noon, The Mill Casino-Hotel Saw Blade Restaurant, 3201 Tremont, North Bend. 541-396-3329
Coos Bay Lions Club Every Friday noon, Inland Point, 2290 Inland Drive, North Bend. 541-267-4387
Senior Water Volleyball Every Friday 12:30 p.m., Bay Area Athletic Club, 985 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. 541-888-5507
Coos Stamp Club Third Friday 2 p.m., Cedar Room, Coos Bay Library, 525 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3614
Tech Soup Friday Every Friday 2-4 p.m., North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend. Bring your portable device for a little assistance. No repairs. http://www.northbendoregon.us/library
One More Cast Fly Fishing Fourth Friday 3 p.m., Oregon Coast Historical Railway Museum, 766 S. First St. (U.S. Highway 101 N), Coos Bay. 541-267-6900 or 541-267-3166
Fizz-ics Friday Third Friday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Grades K-5 will explore, experiments and experience the awesome power of science. 541-269-1101
Open Mic/Jam Session Every Friday 5:30-7:30 p.m., OrCoast Music Annex, 757 Coos Bay. 541-888-6805
Sunset Classic Chevys Club Third Friday 6 p.m., Meeting 7 p.m., Fisherman’s Grotto, 91149 Cape Arago Highway, Charleston. 541-888-1437, 541-297-4300
Car Enthusiasts Meet Every Friday 6-8 p.m., Dishner’s Fine Foods, 2603 Broadway St., North Bend. All car clubs invited. 541-888-1437, 541-404-3399, 541-290-6496
Celebrate Recovery Groups Every Friday 6-8:30 p.m., Bay Area Church of the Nazarene, 1850 Clark St., North Bend. Breakout groups. Dinner, child care, van pick ups available. https://nbendcr.com
Bingo Every Friday 6 p.m., North Bend Senior Center, 1470 Airport Lane. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. 541-756-7622
Reedsport Eagles Card Bingo Every Friday 6:30 p.m., Reedsport Eagles Lodge, 510 Greenwood Ave., Reedsport. 541-271-2037
North Bayside (Glasgow) Grange Potluck and Meeting Third Friday 6:30 p.m., North Bayside Grange, 3159 East Bay Drive, North Bend. 541-756-2969
Bandon Jam First Friday 7 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, Highway 42S & Ohio, Bandon. All ages and skill with acoustic instruments welcome. 541-347-2229
Friday Foreign Film Second Friday 7 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Award winning, subtitled and often no rating, viewer discretion advised. www.coosbaylibrary.org
AL-ANON Experience, Strength, & Hope Group Every Friday 7-8 p.m., BAH Community Education Center, 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend. For family and friends of alcoholics. 541-290-1516
NA Friday Night Live Every Friday 7-8:30 p.m., Neighbor to Neighbor Resource Center, 2630 11th St., North Bend. http://www.coosbayna.org
U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps First and Third Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Salvation Army, 1155 Flanagan Ave., Coos Bay. 541-290-9187
South Coast Woodturners Second Saturday 9 a.m., Harding Building wood shop, 755 S. Seventh St., Coos Bay. 541-271-1915, http://southcoastwoodturners.com
Coos County Republican Women Third Saturday 9:30 a.m., Pony Village Mall Suite 202, 1611 Virginia Ave., North Bend. firstname.lastname@example.org
Heritage Textile Arts Guild Second Saturday 10 a.m.-noon. Call for location, 541-269-5661.
Coos Bay Chapter of The American Daughters of the Revolution Second Saturday, 10-11 a.m. September through May. Call 505-401-1225 for location.
Pacific Orchid Society First Saturday 10 a.m.-noon, Pony Village Mall, 1611 Virginia Ave., North Bend. 541-267-6747
CAM Community Day Third Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Monthly family friendly project. www.coosart.org
South Coast Senior Singles Second Saturday noon-1 p.m., locations vary. 541-266-1012
No Lazy Kates First Saturday 1 p.m., The Wool Company, 990 U.S. Highway 101, Bandon. No summer meetings. 541-347-3115
Southwestern Oregon Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society Third Saturday 1-3 p.m., North Bend Housing Authority, 1700 Monroe, North Bend. Meets September through May, October and November. email@example.com
Southwestern Chapter American Council of the Blind of Oregon Second Saturday 1 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Meets September through May. Confirm location for meeting by calling 541-888-0846.
Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 38 Second Saturday 1-2 p.m., American Legion Post 34, 1421 Airport Way, North Bend. Service-connected disabled. 541-217-8044
Humbug Mountain Weavers & Spinners Guild Third Saturday 1-3 p.m., Langlois Fire Hall, 94322 First St., Langlois. September through May. firstname.lastname@example.org
Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Third Saturday 1-3 p.m., Winchester Bay Community Center, 625 Broadway, Winchester Bay. http://ootfa.org
Bingo Every Saturday 1 p.m., North Bend Senior Center, 1470 Airport Lane. Doors open at noon. 541-541-756-7622
Coos Mommies Activities First, Third and Fifth Saturday 2 p.m., Boynton Park, 799 Exchange St., North Bend. 541-260-9339
Inside the Lines: Coloring Club for Grown-ups Third Saturday 2-4 p.m., North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend. Club meets through October. www.northbendoregon.us/library
Saturday Poets Fourth Saturday 2-4 p.m., North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend. November and December meet second Saturday. email@example.com
Bingo at Coos Bay Eagles Every Saturday 4 p.m., Eagles, 568 S Second St., Coos Bay. 541-267-6613
Teen Zone: Teen Book Club First Saturday 4:30-5:30 p.m., North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend. http://northbendoregon.us/library/page/teen-zone
Coos County Beekeepers Association Third Saturday 6:30 p.m., OSU Ohlsen Baxter Building, 631 Alder St., Myrtle Point. No formal meeting in December. 541-396-4016
Beachcombers Square Dance Fourth Saturday 7 p.m., Beachcomber's Hall, Nicholson Lane, Port Orford. 541-294-5679, 541-294-6204
Saints N Aints Square Dance First and Third Saturday 7 p.m., Harmony United Methodist Church, 123 Ocean Blvd., Coos Bay. 541-294-5679, 541-294-6204
Sets in Order Square Dance Second Saturday 7 p.m., Coquille Community Center, 115 N. Birch, Coquille. 541-294-5679, 541-294-6204
South Coast Folk Society Contra Dance First and Fifth Saturday 7 p.m., Bay Area Senior Activity Center, 886 S Fourth St., Coos Bay. September through May. www.southcoastfolksociety.com
Wild Rivers Group of NA Every Saturday 7-8 p.m., Airport Terminal Bldg., 29866 Air Port Way, Gold Beach. 541-267-0273
NA The Here & Now Group Every Saturday 7-8:30 p.m., Bay Area First Step, 1741 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. http://www.coosbayna.org
Vintage Haulers Third Saturday Call for times, location. 541-260-1940
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