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South Coast Head Start expands services in Coquille and Bandon

Coos County, OR- Oregon Coast Community Action’s South Coast Head Start has been awarded extended duration funding to expand Head Start service hours in Coquille and Bandon. This funding will extend the school day for 38 children and families at both the Coquille and Bandon Head Start locations.

“Longer hours will increase children’s learning and developmental outcomes along with supporting working families,” said Child and Family Service Director, Wendi Baird.

This extended duration grant also includes $11,000 for one-time purchases to ensure staff and children have a dynamic and developmentally appropriate place to teach and learn.

“We are excited to be able to offer extended day services in Bandon and Coquille. The earlier and better we prepare our children, the better they perform in school later in life,” said ORCCA’s Executive Director, Mike Lehman.

Head Start and Early Head Start provides a comprehensive child development program for low-income children from birth to age five. The program supports parents as the first and most important teacher of their children.

Information about South Coast Head Start can be found on our website at www.orcca.us.

Free Summer Sundays At The Bandon History Museum

Visit the museum for free on summer Sundays, starting May 27-Sept 3, courtesy of Best Western Inn at Face Rock and First Interstate Bank. Bring the family and have the kids take the History Detective’s Challenge.

Bandon History Museum is located at 270 Fillmore Ave SE, Bandon. 541-347-2164. bandonhistoricalmuseum.org.

Port Of Bandon Boardwalk Art Show: People’s Choice Voting

Visit the annual Port of Bandon Boardwalk Art Show– Bandon’s uniquely accessible public art display on the picturesque boardwalk in Old Town. The 2018 theme is “Salmon Dreams, Marshes and Streams.” The show features works by amateur and professional artists living throughout southwestern Oregon and beyond, with prizes awarded in youth and adult categories, along with people’s choice winners. The show opens Memorial Day weekend and continues through the second weekend in September. Vote for your favorite entries. People’s Choice voting is open Saturday, May 26 – Wednesday, September 5. Choose up to 3 artworks, 1 ballot per voter. Free ballots are available at Bandon Bait & Tackle, on the boardwalk at 110 First St. SE. The 2018 show is presented by the Port of Bandon, with grant support by the Coquille Tribal Community Fund, and sponsored by the Bandon Professional Center. Contact port staff for more information, 541-347-3206, or visit portofbandon.com.

Chair & Mat Yoga by Dorothy Tharsing

Please note there is no classes on third week. “Love offering” or donations accepted. Wednesdays at Unity of Bandon: 8:30am Mat, 9:45 Chair. Thursdays at Bandon Fitness Center:   Contact: d.tharsing@gmail.com

Langlois Public Library Events

A representative from South Coast Business Employment Corporation (SCBEC)/WORKSOURCE Oregon will be available the third Tuesday of every month at the Langlois Library.  Job Seekers and business representatives are encouraged to stop by to discuss available services. Classroom training and On-the-Job Training programs are available for eligible individuals. SCBEC currently provides Certified Nurses Assistance training at the Coos Bay Corporate Headquarters. Appointments may be made by calling Mo Aakre at 541 751-8506.

Veterans Outreach Day at the Langlois Public Library Wednesday, June 20th from 11am to 4pm. The outreach will continue on every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Come and let us help you file your service connection claims, obtain military documents, medical enrollment, housing assistance and additional services.  We thank each and every veteran for their service to this country!

Langlois Public Library presents, a Night at the Library, a movie night on June 8th at 6pm. Come join us as we watch Black Panther and snack on some popcorn. Chadwick Boseman, Micheal B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Letita Wright star in this Sci-Fi Action Adventure. Black Panther follows T’Challa, the King of Wakanda; a technologically advance African nation that has keep itself isolated. T’Challa’s right to the throne is challenged by an outsider who may pull Wakanda into a world war. This movie is Rated PG-13 for prolonged sequence of action, violence, and a brief rude gesture.

Author Alisa Green is coming to the Langlois Public Library on Wednesday June 27, 2018 at 2:00pm, to speak about her new book “The ABCs of Assisted Living, A practical guide to choosing your home with care”. This event is for those considering Assisted Living for themselves or their loved ones. Alisa will share why she has written this helpful guide, and she’ll be answering your questions. Books will also be available for purchase for $12.50.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alisa Green has been a surgical nurse for over 25 years. During that time, she has also been an educator, as well as an advocate for patients, residents, and her own parents during their search for an assisted living home. “The ABC’s of Assisted Living” was written to share valuable and insightful information to searching for an assisted living home for themselves or their loved ones. Ms. Green resides on the Southern Oregon Coast. For more information, please visit www.lisagreenwrites.comor visit facebook.com/AuthorAlisaGreen

As school winds down the Langlois Public Library is gearing up for our annual Summer Reading program.  Get ready to celebrate summer reading with the Libraries Rock! theme. We have a variety of programs planned for this summer, running from June to August. We will also have active Maker Spaces every weekend from June to August, starting with the Inventors’ Box. Open to ages 3 to 15; we welcome children of all abilities.  For more information call the Langlois Public Library at 541.348.2066.

For more information contact the Langlois Public Library at 541.348.2066.


SNAP Recipients Eligible For Free Career Services Through Southwestern

Coos Bay, OR – SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Recipients are eligible for free Career Coaching services from Southwestern Oregon Community College through a new program called STEP (SNAP Training & Education Program).

 Individuals and families receiving SNAP Benefits can contact Genavieve Sharkey at 541-888-1647 or Genavieve.sharkey@socc.edu with questions and to determine eligibility.

 Services include:  Employer Connections, Resume and Cover Letter Assistance, Interview and Job Search Skills, College Readiness and Education Planning, Financial Aid and Scholarship Navigation, Community Resources and Referrals, and more!

Bandon Oregon Ballroom Dance Association

To be put simply, dancing in Bandon is not only entertaining, its an experience you wont soon forget! Between the mood lighting and the surround sound music system they have, you will be engrossed in every moment of your dance.  BOBDA is all about having a great time social dancing. Between doing Swing scrambles to playing freeze-tag ballroom style, your bound to have fun. All ages are welcome so brush off your dance shoes and come to Bandon.

Regular Dances are Every Saturday Night starting at 7pm at the Odd Fellows Building, Highway 42S and Ohio Street, Bandon

Cost is Free, However a $3 donation to help cover rent is highly appreciated.

Email dancebandonwithbobda@gmail.com for more information.


Friday Night Bingo in Langlois

The Langlois Lions Club continues to host a Friday Night Bingo game every 2nd Friday of the month 6:30 p.m. at the Langlois Lions Club 48136 Floras Lk Lp Rd- just south of Langlois. The Club has been holding Bingo games for over 25 years. Any profit does to go our charitable work such as Sight and Hearing, food banks, scholarships, etc. Regular players come to the Langlois Bingo because it is “good fun”, it is “nice and friendly”, “I wait all month for this” and “it is a big night on the town”. So, our bingo games provide a community service in more ways than one. We invite any interested community member to join us for an evening of fun, perhaps, a win or more, and all for a great cause.

Bandon Public Library Events

1204 11th St. SW. For more info call 541-347-3221
    LEGO TIME - Monthly on the first Saturday of each month, 2:00pm-4:00pm.  

Blood Pressure Clinic 

Occurs every Tuesday 10:30am-12:30pm. FREE. Bandon Barn. This free screening is provided by the Southern Coos Health District. For more information call 541-347-2426.


Bandon Grief Support Group
2nd and 4th Mondays from 10:30am-Noon Southern Coos Hospital Conference Room. Contact Michelle at 541-269-2986


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