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Classes & Workshops

Thursday, Aug. 16

AARP Safe Driver Course 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Hales Center for the Performing Arts, Lakeview G, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Drivers 55 and older may qualify for reduced insurance premiums. Cost to AARP members $15, nonmembers $20. Register and confirm location by calling 541-269-0845.

Awesome Thursday 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., CREATE Center at Downtown Studio, 74 E First St., Coquille. For kids 5-15, includes escort to free lunch and playground time. Arts and activities will vary each week. Fee $20 per Thursday. Register at the center or on Facebook. Questions? Call 541-290-8479.

Saturday, Aug. 18

Good Earth Garden Series 10 a.m., Good Earth Community Garden, 780 Eighth Ct. SW, Bandon. Children's program: Leslie Wirt, TBA. bandoncommunitygarden.org

Pickling Workshop 10 a.m.-2 p.m., OSU Extension Building, 631 Alder St., Myrtle Point. Learn the basics of making pickles. Up to date fermentation information. Cost is $10. Limited space. Light snacks included. Register by calling 541-572-5263, ext. 25299 or 25240.

Suncatcher Workshop with Joni Bour 1-3:30 p.m., South Slough Interpretive Center, 61907 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. Class fee $28 includes all materials but participants may bring some glass or stones. Limited to 12. Register online a www.southsloughextuary.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

Drop-in Computer Lab 10 a.m.-noon, Coos Bay Public Library Cedar room, 526 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Bring your device for assistance. No formal lecture or registration is required. First-come, first-served.

Gel Plate Printing Play Day with Ilese Levitt 1-4 p.m., Artist Loft Gallery, 367 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Studio fee $30, all materials provided. 541-756-4088

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Medicare 101 3 p.m., Reedsport Public Library, 395 Winchester Ave., Reedsport. Learn the basic requirements for health care choices. Hosted by Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon.

Thursday, Aug. 23

Awesome Thursday 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., CREATE Center at Downtown Studio, 74 E First St., Coquille. For kids 5-15, includes escort to free lunch and playground time. Arts and activities will vary each week. Fee $20 per Thursday. Register at the center or on Facebook. Questions? Call 541-290-8479.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Course 6-10 p.m., Coos Bay Fire Station, 450 Elrod Ave., Coos Bay. Course is for health care providers. Fee is $50, includes certification. Class will follow American Heart Association curriculum. Registration is required, class is limited to 15 participants. 

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