NORTH BEND — A night at the Liberty is always filled with glamour, stars and excitement. The next show at the Liberty will again be online. It’s the annual Masque Awards, honoring special performances by actors and showing video clips of the past season shows.

COOS BAY — The Coos Bay Public Library will be offering ¡Spanglish Virtual! via Zoom. The September virtual sessions will be from 2-3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, and from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. 

BANDON — The public is invited to Art by the Sea Gallery & Studio’s annual yard sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at member Janice Horne’s home, 1239 Indiana Ave. SE, Bandon.

SOUTH COAST —Those looking for something close by to do outdoors can find lovely formal gardens and rugged sandstone cliffs right out their back door at Shore Acres State Park.

BANDON — The Port of Bandon will hold its annual Marine Swap Meet from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, on the boardwalk.

COOS BAY — Southwestern Oregon Community College announces the opening of "Expanding Perspectives on the Universe: 30 Years of Hubble Space Telescope," an interdisciplinary student art exhibit. The show will be on display from Aug. 1 through Oct. 31 in the Sprague Gallery of the Coos History…

BANDON — The Bandon Library Friends & Foundation, Inc. will hold its second ITTY BITTY Book Sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, in the courtyard outside the library’s Sprague Community Room, 1204 11th St. SW, in Bandon City Park. This will be the BLFF's final sale until spring 2021.

COOS BAY — The Coos Bay and North Bend libraries will co-host a class, "The good4u Lifestyle," by Natural Grocers’ Nutritional Health Coach Cheryl O’Dell, MSN. The class will be held from 12-1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, online via Zoom.

COQUILLE — The Coquille Valley Seed Community invites the public to a virtual meeting on winter gardening from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, July 30, through Zoom online teleconference.

BANDON — Residents and visitors alike, weary from four months of social distancing and mask wearing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, have been waiting to hear whether the 74th annual Bandon Cranberry Festival will happen.

PORT ORFORD — The first Port Orford Art Walk of 2020 will be held from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, July 25, as a socially distanced art event.

NORTH BEND — Celebrate North Bend's birthday with Little Theatre on the Bay. July Jubilee, usually held the third weekend in July, is canceled this year, but Little Theatre on the Bay wants to bring the entertainment from the Liberty Theatre stage into residents' homes.

COQUILLE — The Coquille Valley Seed Community invites the public to a Garden Work Party at 1 p.m., Sunday, July 12, with Cathryn at her homestead farm, Olde Thyme Herbal Farm.

BANDON — In times when social distancing is the new normal and art museums and galleries are closed, what better than to bring an exhibit outdoors for all to enjoy? 

BANDON — Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio invites the public to attend an open house from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 11, to view “No Better Place to Be,” the stunning photography of the gallery's Featured Artist and member Tom Hutton.

The Sixes River Recreation Site, located 11 miles up Sixes River Road off U.S. Highway 101, 25 miles south of Bandon and five miles north of Port Orford, is a popular camping and day-use area. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, both the Sixes River Recreation Site and Edson Creek, loc…

BANDON — Residents and visitors alike are probably wondering what's happening this weekend in town with the current COVID-19 restrictions. Here's an update (scroll down for what events are still scheduled):

So, what has happened in the country since our last column? Well, Memorial Day festivities, black lives matter rallies and further opening up of the country. Where has this left us now a few weeks later? Well, exactly where we’d expect to be. The virus is spreading uncontrolled through new p…

PORTLAND — SOLVE announces the addition of two new events this summer: the Summer Beach Cleanup Series, presented by AAA, and SOLVE IT for Oregon, presented by Portland General Electric. These new events were created in response to the urgent need for volunteerism to support Oregon’s environ…

Reedsport Community Charter School seniors Makenzie Seeley and Dallas McGill were presented the annul Rudy Ruppe Memorial Award and Scholarship on June 7 during the school’s limited-attendance commencement ceremony.

REEDSPORT — As the graduates of Reedsport Community Charter School look back on their high school experiences with sports, class and the novel coronavirus, they look forward to entering the workforce, going to college and achieving their goals.

NORTH BEND — At 7 p.m. on Friday, June 19, the North Bend Public Library will present storyteller Steven Henegar live on Zoom and streaming on Youtube. His performance will be available for later viewing for one week. To register for this event, go to

NORTH BEND — At 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, local historian Steve Greif and poet/memoirist Annis Cassells will hold a discussion on "The Intersection of History and Memoir." This conversation is part of the North Bend Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.

COOS BAY — Come on in and explore the Artist Loft Gallery at 367 Anderson St. in downtown Coos Bay as they reopen their doors to the public. There is a lot to enjoy, from paintings in a variety of mediums to jewelry, sculptural wood pieces, gift cards and more — all by local artists.

View the online version of our Class of 2020 graduation publication here!

PORT ORFORD — The Pacific High School Class of 2020 is a resilient group — all 12 of them. A tight knit class, they had to endure many challenges and changes, as all high schoolers did this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

BANDON — In Bandon, the senior meals program offers group lunches at the Bandon Community Center and Meals on Wheels delivery for homebound clients. The community center is among many group venues closed since March to slow the spread of the coronavirus. But, Bandon meals cook-manager Tracey…

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