Friday, Aug. 23
Art Cart in the Park 10-11:30 a.m., Eastside Park, Fifth & D Streets, Coos Bay. Weekly art project for children enjoying Coos Bay School District's free lunch. www.coosart.org
Saturday, Aug. 24
Crabbing Around 10-11:30 a.m., meet at the Charleston Visitor Center, 91141 Cape Arago Highway, Charleston. Participants will explore the life cycle of crustaceans and ways to harvest them. Dress for the weather. Register online at www.southsloughfriends.org.
Monday, Aug. 26
Travel Night: China with Kathryn Simonetti 7 p.m., Bandon Public Library, 1204 11th St. SW, Bandon. Refreshments.
Study Abroad Presentation 6:30 p.m., Southwestern's Eden Hall, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Presented by Southwestern students Maria Arellano, Jorda Harlow, and Stephanie Hockema who recently spent the summer in Istanbul, Turkey.
Tuesday, Aug. 27
Food as Medicine 7 p.m., Seventh-Day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, 2175 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Presented by OSU Extension Family & Community Health Registered Dietitian Stephanie Polizzi. Learn how simple food can prevent or reverse chronic disease.
Thursday, Aug. 29
Fiber: The Fabric of Health 7 p.m., Seventh-Day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, 2175 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Presented by OSU Extension Family & Community Health Registered Dietitian Stephanie Polizzi. Learn how fiber impacts your body's performance.
Saturday, Aug. 31
Clam Digging Clinic 7:30 a.m., confirm location when registering. Call Basin Tackle at 541-888-FISH. Wear rubber boots, sleeves that roll up and sunscreen.
Paddle the Estuary 10 a.m.-3 p.m., meet at Distant Water Fleet Facility (dock) on Troller Road in Charleston small marina. Limited to 3-12 boats. Cost is $15 per boat. Kayak rental, $45. Bring your boat or kayak, paddles, PFDs, water and lunch. Be prepared to get muddy. Register online at www.southsloughestuary.org.
Water-blessing Ceremony 2-4 p.m., Evergreen Court, 451 O'Connell St., North Bend. Presented by Ruth L Miller, PhD. Miller has studied both spiritual and scientific approaches to health and healing. She will share her insights about water's healing element.