Coos County Community Events

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Coos Bay Public Library Events

Please visit the website for a complete list of current library events.

  • Cooking the Books - Book Club | Second Friday of Every Month | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM | Each month will feature a food theme.

Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay |

North Bend Public Library Events

Please visit the website for a complete list of current library events.

North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend | 541-756-0400 | | Facebook Page

South Slough Reserve Events

  • Hansen Art Opening | September 15 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | South Slough Reserve Interpretive Center
  • Winged Wildlife | September 16 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Charleston Visitor Center | $1/birder
  • Sensational Seaweed Art | September 23 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Oregon Institute of Marine Biology | $20

541-888-5558 ext 126 | Facebook: SouthSloughEstuary

2017 Prefontain Memorial Run

September 16 | 10:00 AM | Entry Fee: $30 - $40

The run held in conjunction with the Bay Area Fun Festival, Coos Bay’s largest annual community celebration.

This year’s Prefontaine Run has been designated as the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Oregon State Championship 10K race. RRCA Championship medals will be presented to the top overall masters (40-49), grandmaster (50-59) and senior grandmaster (60 & over) male and female winners.

A stand-alone 5K high school cross-country team competition will start at 9:45 AM. Participating teams last year included Arcata, CA, Brookings-Harbor, Cascade Christian, Douglas, Grants Pass, Henley, Hidden Valley, Marshfield, Medera CA, North Bend, Reedsport, St. Mary’s, Sutherlin & Toledo.

Awards for the open 10K Pre Run will be given in five-year age groups. First through third place finishers in each division will receive awards. The awards ceremony for both races will be held adjacent to the finish line on the Prefontaine Track at Pirate Stadium.

The entry fee is $30.00 if made prior to September 13th, and $40.00 thereafter. High School team competitors must register on and receive a discounted registration fee. All race entrants will received a T-shirt especially designed to commemorate the Pre Run. On-line registration is encouraged by logging on to the Pre Run website at Registration forms are available at the Coos Bay Visitor Information Center, Farr’s True Value Hardware and Nasburg Huggins Insurance in Coos Bay.

Downtown, Coos Bay | 541-267-3165 |

2017 Bay Area Fun Festival: "Oh, The Places You'll Go Coos County!"

September 16 - 17 | 1:00 PM

Come downtown for family fun, tasty food and live entertainment during this two-day community celebration!

Visitors can enjoy a large vendor market located on Central Avenue between Hwy 101 S and 4th Street. The Bay Area Fun Festival Parade will take place on Saturday, September 16th at 1:00pm. This year’s theme is “Oh, The Places You’ll Go Coos County!” Parade participants are encouraged to decorate their entries in keeping with this theme. Best decorated entries will be eligible for prizes. Staging begins at 10:00am at the corner of Golden Ave and 4th Street. Parade applications are available at All proceeds support the purchase of flower baskets in downtown Coos Bay.

The Prefontaine Memorial Run is scheduled for 10:00am on Saturday, September 16th. More information is available at . The Pre Run for Kids will take place on Sunday, September 17th at 1:30pm. Registration will be located on S. 2nd Street behind the Coos Bay Museum, 235 Anderson Ave.

Cruz the Coos featuring nearly 500 vintage automobiles will take place at 6:00pm on Saturday, September 16th. This event is organized by the Coos Bay-North Bend Rotary Club. Registration and staging take place at Golden Ave & 2nd Street beginning at 5:00pm. More information is available at

Other events taking place during the Bay Area Fun Festival include the Rock and Gem Show in the 4th Street parking lot near 7 Devils Brewing Co., a Beer Garden provided by Walt’s Pourhouse and the K-DOCK Music Festival featuring the finals of the Bay Area Teen Idol.

For a full schedule of Bay Area Fun Festival events visit:

Come join us for the Bay Area Fun Festival on Oregon’s Adventure Coast. We can’t wait to see you downtown!

Downtown, Coos Bay | 541-266-9706 |

A Sea of Quilts XXIII

September 16 - 17 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | $5, under 12 free

Coos Sand 'N Sea Quilters 2017 Quilt Show. Over 200 quilt entries, hourly demonstrations, shop the vendor mall and member boutique, quilt raffle drawing.

Boy & Girls Club, Coos Bay | | 209-601-8616

Facebook Page: Coos San 'n Sea Quilt Guild

South Coast Aquatic Team

September 18 | 5:00 PM | Free

The South Coast Aquatic Team (SCAT) will have a meeting at the North Bend Municipal Pool for all parents of children that are interested in joining the world of competitive swimming. The coaching staff will be there to answer any and all questions and to explain the sport of swimming. Team swimming builds self confidence, promotes self esteem, teaches a child how to compete, how to win, how to lose gracefully, and hopefully will create a lifetime love for swimming.

2455 Pacific St., North Bend | 541-808-0309 |

South Coast Regional Early Learning Hub Meeting

Meetings held Monthly:

  • September 20
  • October 18
  • November 15
  • December 13

SCREL will hold a regular meeting to consider the following business:

Previous meeting minutes

Any other business with the permission of the hair.

The meeting is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need special accommodations please contact 541-435-7746 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

TBD/Elcebronic, Coos Bay | | 541-435-7746 |

We All Belong Here: A Community Forum

September 21 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | $1 donation requested

Join us at the Coos History Museum for a forum about the ways that our county can come together and create a community where EVERYONE can thrive and feel safe. We are asking a $1 donation to defray printing costs, no one will be turned away for lack of fundsl.

Coos History Museum, 1210 N. Front St., Coos Bay | Facebook Event

Coos Bay Farmers Market

Every Wednesday | Now - October | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Free

The Coos Bay Farmers Market features over 60 vendors and provides the community with fresh locally grown produce, eggs, honey, meat, baked goods, roasted coffee, flowers, body care products, handmade craft items, ready-to-eat food and much more!

Historic Downtown, Coos Bay | | 541-266-9711 | Facebook: coosbayfarmersmarket

Get Ready Event to Prepare for Natural Disasters

September 23 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Free

American Red Cross and NW Natural Partner During National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, a time when NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) and the American Red Cross host Get Ready events to help the public prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies. Local groups will be available in eight cities to offer valuable tips for building a kit, making a plan, emergency communications, first aid, natural gas safety and more.

Get Ready is open to the public and free lunch will be provided. The first 100 families at each event will receive a starter emergency kit courtesy of NW Natural. Attendees will also have the chance to enter a drawing to win an American Red Cross preparedness kit.

Local fire departments, police departments, and other emergency teams will join the American Red Cross Cascades Region and NW Natural.

Coos Bay Fire Department, No. 1, 450 Elrod Eve., Coos Bay | Facebook: RedCrossCascades| Twitter: @RedCrossCasc | Instagram: @RedCrossCascades

Volunteers Needed for Statewide Cemetery Cleanup

September 23

Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is partnering with SOLVE to bring cemetery cleanups into the statewide Beach & Riverside Cleanup, presented by the Oregon Lottery. Many of these cemeteries were established in the 1800s and are in need of helping hands to remove invasive weeds and woody debris, clean headstones, and assist in other tasks. Cemeteries all over the state, Canby to Coos Bay to Gold Hill are sprucing before Veterans Day and the onset of winter. All cleanups will take place on September 23 unless noted otherwise. To see a complete list of cemeteries and sign up visit the SOLVE website. State law established the seven-member Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances.

State of Oregon Cemeteries | | 503-986-0685

For complete list of cemeteries and to sign up:

Shore Acres Events 2017

Dahlia Day at Shore Acres State Park | September 23

Treat your family, friends and visitors to a delightful day at Shore Acres. In the Garden House, members of the Southern Oregon Dahlia Society will have a display of cut dahlias and information about growing dahlias. The park is open from 8 am to dusk and the Garden House will be open from 11 am-4 pm with refreshments provided by the Friends of Shore Acres.

31st annual Holiday Lights at Shore Acres | Thanksgiving thru New Year's Eve, 4:00-9:30 Every Night

At least 325,00 Lights; Garden House open with hot cider, punch, coffee and cookies

Shore Acres, GPS address: 89039 Cape Arago Hwy, Coos Bay, OR 97420 | 541-756-5401 |

Beginning Square Dance Class

October 1 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | $3.00

Saints-n-Aints will be starting a new square dance class Oct.1. Casual dress. Class is open for two weeks. After that no new students will be admitted unless they have danced before.

Harmony Methodist Church, Coss Bay | 541-888-4280 | Facebook: South Coast Square Dance

Marine Life Storytime

October 6 | 10:30 AM | Free for children & their grown-ups

Science and stories join forces to offer Coos County kids an incredible chance to learn about the amazing creatures in our coastal waters. Join us for Marine Life Storytime! Stories will be geared toward preschool age, but all ages are welcome! After exploring the sea through books, we will have a guided exploration of the Charleston Marine Life Center.

Marine Life Center, 63466 Boat Basin Rd., Coos Bay | 541-269-1101


Fiddle Lessons

First & Third Wednesday Every Month

Beginning Fiddle Class | 6:30 PM

Intermediate Class | 7:35 PM

The music room at Harbor Lights Middle School has been generously donated to use for instruction.A $5.00 donation to the OOTFA Scholarship Fund is suggested per lesson, and membership in the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers in encouraged which allows many musical opportunities. Loaner fiddles are also available to members. Help us keep the “Old Time” music going and those Old Time Fiddlers Fiddling!The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association is a non-profit organization which was founded in 1964 with the sole purpose of promoting, preserving and perpetuating old time music. It is with that intent and focus that the District 5 chapter of OOTFA is offering fiddle lessons.

Harbor Lights Middle School, 390 9th Street SW, Bandon

For more information, call Dawn at 541-347-4561 or Jolly at 541-347-2229

Healing Strong Meeting

2nd Saturday of Each Month | 10:00 AM - Noon | Free

To connect, support, and educate individuals facing cancer and other diseases through the empowerment of community.

WOAH Facility, Coos Bay | 541-759-3562

ORCCA Board of Directors Meeting

Last Tuesday of Each Month | 5:30 PM | Free

  • September 27, 2017
  • October 25, 2017
  • November 29, 2017
  • December 20, 2017
  • January 31, 2018
  • February 28, 2018
  • February 28, 2018
  • March 21, 2018
  • April 25, 2018
  • May 30, 2018
  • June 27, 2018

Regular scheduled Board of Directors meeting to discuss previous meeting minutes and other information deemed necessary.

1855 Thomas Avenue, Coos Bay | | 541-435-7746 |


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