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What: North Bend Drive-Through Christmas Cruise

When: 5-8 p.m., December 3

Where: North Bend Community Center

You Should Know: The community is invited to drive through a lighted display and drop off their letters to Santa.

What: Shop Small Saturday and Santa visits

When: November 27

Where: Downtown Coos Bay

You Should Know: Businesses throughout downtown will be having specials for Shop Small Saturday. For every $100 spent, you can receive a coffee mug from Jennie's Shoes. From 1-5 p.m., Santa Claus will be available to greet children at the Coos Bay Visitors Center. Santa and Mayor Joe Benetti will light the city's Christmas tree at 5:30 p.m.

What: Food and Literature Distribution Drive

When: 3-5 p.m., November 27

Where: Mingus Park

You Should Know: Movement for a People's Democracy is hosting more We Help Us! Food and Literature Distribution Drive. Free food will be available to those in need, and the organization will also be handing out literature. Those who can are asked to bring food items that can be shared with others. Specific items of need include canned food with pull tops, water bottles, granola bar, dried fruit and disposable masks.

What: NYC Conversation exhibit

When: Through December 4

Where: Coos Art Museum

You Should Know: The Coos Art Museum will be featuring NYC Conversation a two-person exhibition of works by Ken and Jan Ayers of Bandon. Various aesthetic concerns expressed in this show were nurtured by their shared experience of the multidimensional, experimental art, music and performance scenes flourishing in downtown New York City at that time.

What: UnBook Club

When: 1 p.m. every fourth Thursday

Where: North Bend Public Library

You Should Know: The UnBook Club is a book club without assigned reading. Come tell us what you’ve been reading and leave with new ideas for your next book.

What: Little Bites

When: Every Tuesday

Where: Coos Bay Library via Yutube or Facebook

You Should Know: Every Tuesday, Miss Laura presents songs, rhymes, and flannel stories for children 6 or under. Little Bits can be viewed on the library's Facebook and Youtube channels.

What: North Bend virtual Christmas tree lighting

When: 5 p.m., December 1

Where: The event will stream live at https://www.facebook.com/NorthBendOregon

You Should Know: Mayor Jessica Engelke will offer a holiday greeting and other gursts will take part in the virtual tree lighting.

What: Spanglish

When: Noon-1 p.m., December 1

Where: Virtually via Zoom. Register at https://bit.ly/3bihvqB

You Should Know: The program is for those who wish to practice their Spanish conversational skills and help other learners in a friendly setting.Attendees will have the opportunity to converse in Spanish as a group for one hour in a casual, informal environment.

What: North Bend Drive-Through Christmas Cruise

When: 5-8 p.m., December 3

Where: North Bend Community Center

You Should Know: The community is invited to drive through a lighted display and drop off their letters to Santa.

What: North Bend Lighted Christmas Parade

When: 5:30 p.m., December 4

Where: Starts at Pony Village Mall.

You Should Know: The parade will start at the rear of Pony Village Mall onto 12th Street, onto Marion Street, onto 10th Street, onto Broadway Street, onto 11th Street, onto Marion Street and finishing back at the mall. Community members are invited to come to the back of the mall where toys, food, and cash donations are being accepted for the 20th annual Bus Jam.

What: Little Ole Christmas Opry

When: 7 p.m., Dec. 3; 2 and 7 p.m., Dec. 4; 2 p.m., Dec. 5

Where: Liberty Theatre, North Bend

You Should Know: The holiday favorite returns December 3. All tickets are $20 and may be purchased online www.thelibertytheatre.org or by calling 541-756-4336. Masks are required when not eating or drinking.

What: Book launch of “The Apology Box” by Naomi Ulsted

When: 1 p.m., December 4

Where: Books by the Bay, North Bend

You Should Know: Launch will include a reading, prizes, snacks and more. Ulsted's debut young adult novel (published by Idle Time Press) has been called a "poignant novel about redemption, community, and moving forward after life-altering mistakes" (Foreword Review).  Indies Today calls it "a contemporary novel that overflows with the raw intensity of the human spirit". All ages welcome.

What: Red Cross blood drive

When: December 7

Where: Bandon High School

You Should Know: The American Red Cross will host the blood drive to gather blood used in local facilities for surgeries and other emergencies.

What: DIY Body Care

When: 11 a.m., December 8

Where: Virtually via Zoom. Register at https://tinyurl.com/3jprp6z3

You Should Know: Cheryl O’Dell of Natural Grocers will talk about body care products you can make at home using natural ingredients. Easy soaps, scrubs and lip balms make great gifts, and making them at home allows the home crafter to choose favorite scents. As Cheryl says, “Scrub goodbye to skin care chemicals and learn fun, easy do-it-yourself body care using oils, foods and everyday ingredients at home.”

What: Community Yoga with Kelli

When: 6 p.m., December 8

Where: Hosted by Coos Bay Public Library, the event will be on Zoom. Register at https://bit.ly/3CbG1V

You Should Know: Coos Bay Public Library, in partnership with yoga instructor, Kelli Bosak, will co-host Community Yoga. Kelli has been practicing yoga and mindfulness for over 15 years. She has taught yoga in community health centers, schools and jails for adults and families with all levels of experience and abilities over the last seven years.

What: Unlimited Book Club

When: 6 p.m., December 9

Where: Virtually via Zoom. Register at https://cooshistory.org/unlimited-book-club

You Should Know: Unlimited is a joint venture of Coos History Museum, Coos Bay Public Library, and North Bend Public Library. It was formed to encourage awareness and foster community discussions on equity, diversity and inclusion through reading and thoughtful conversation.

What: ASL Practice Place

When: Noon, December 16

Where: Hosted by Coos Bay Public Library, event will be virtual. Register at https://bit.ly/3CbG1VR

You Should Know: Coos Bay Public Library has partnered with instructor, Kandy Bergquist, to offer ASL Practice Place. Program is for those who wish to practice their ASL conversational skills and help other learners in a friendly setting. Attendees will have the opportunity to sign in ASL as a group for one hour in a casual, informal environment.

What: Spanglish

When: 10:30-11:30 a.m., December 18

Where: Coos Bay Public Library

You Should Know: The program is for those who wish to practice their Spanish conversational skills and help other learners in a friendly setting.Attendees will have the opportunity to converse in Spanish as a group for one hour in a casual, informal environment.

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