Thursday, May 16
Mayfly Festival Parade Costume Workshop 4-6 p.m., Harding Learning Center, 755 S Seventh St., Coos Bay. Free but registration ensures adequate materials. https://coosmayflyfestival.weebley.com
Powerful Living Talk by Life Coach Leslie Strong 5:30 p.m., Southwestern's Eden Hall room 1, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Author of "The YOU Factor."
Bay Area Artists Association 6 p.m., Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Featured artist, Tony Adams. The artist will discuss his career at Walt Disney Studios and later General Dynamics Corp.
Friday, May 17
Shoreline Education for Awareness Volunteer Training 9 a.m., The Barn, 1200 11th St. SW, Bandon. Two day (and May 18) training prepares volunteers to staff interpretive spotting stations in various locations. www.sea-edu.org
AARP Smart DriverTEK Class 10-11:30 a.m., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1290 Thompson Road, Coos Bay. Class is to help learn about vehicle technology. Register by calling 1-877-805-4115 or online at www.aarp.org/findaworkshop10.
Doodle Drawing for Design with Sharon Guinn noon-3 p.m., Art By the Sea Gallery, 145 Fillmore Ave. SE, Bandon. Minimum of 8 students. Fee $22, materials provided. Register by calling 541-347-5355.
Geology Lecture Series 7 p.m., Hales Center for the Performing Arts, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Dr. Palumbi will present "The Extreme Life of the Sea: Amazing Ways Animals Live in Amazing Parts of the Ocean." In addition to the talk, representatives of the Charleston Marine Life Center will be present in the lobby starting at 6:30 p.m. and also after the lecture with some examples of extreme life of the sea for the audience to observe in person.
Saturday, May 18
USCG Auxiliary Boater Education 8 a.m.-5:15 p.m. U S Coast Guard Station, 63450 Kingfisher Drive, Charleston Marina. Cost is $15. Registration is required, call 541-267-6152. Participants will qualify for the required Boater Education Card (mandatory for operation of all vessels with 10 horsepower or greater). Additional provisions apply to youth.
Pressure Canning 101: How to Can Low Acid Food Safely 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Coos County OSU Extension, 631 Alder St., Myrtle Point. Cost is $10. Register by calling 541-572-5263, ext. 25292 or 25299.
Sunday, May 19
Clam Digging Clinic 7 a.m., confirm location when registering. Call Basin Tackle at 541-888-FISH. Wear rubber boots, sleeves that roll up and sunscreen.
Monday, May 20
Oregon's New Landlord-Tenant Law: What Does It Mean? 11 a.m.-noon, Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Presented by Oregon Law Center 501(c)3.
ABC's of Homebuying Part 1 5-9 p.m., NeighborWorks Umpqua, 93781 Newport Lane, Coos Bay. Learn financial preparation, compare rates and various mortgage options. Class is $100, or scholarship if you qualify. Part 2 will be 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. Online classes available. Register online at nwumpqua.org/classes.