Monday, November 30, 2015

EOTSC20151206 South Coast Hospice - REMEMBRANCE CEREMONIES

CONTACT:    Doreen Kelly                                                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Outreach & Volunteer Manager, South Coast Hospice                            November 19, 2015
541-269-2986 (Office) / 541-297-3241 (Cell)


            As we head into the holiday season we look forward to a variety of family, faith, and community activities. Often, each of us has a role in these cherished traditions. But when a loved one passes, they leave a hole.  A chair at the table is empty.

            Empty chairs change holiday traditions and the reality of loved ones gone before us becomes very evident. Many desire to find ways to continue to include these family members and friends this time of year.

            For those who wish to honor the memory of a loved one, South Coast Hospice is holding “Winter Remembrance” ceremonies in Coos Bay, Bandon and Reedsport this December. It’s an opportunity to share in the remembrance and celebration of the lives of those who were so very important to us. There will be beautiful harp music, refreshments and the lighting of candles. South Coast Hospice Chaplain, John Sheese, will be guiding the ceremonies and those who wish to share their loved ones names and/or stories will be welcomed. Attendees can bring a 4” x 6” or smaller photo that will be displayed prominently. Everyone is invited to attend these free events.

            Bandon’s event will take place on Monday, December 7th, at the Barn Community Center in City Park.

            More information regarding “Holidays and Grief” and Grief Support Groups in Bandon, Coos Bay, Coquille and Reedsport can be found on the South Coast Hospice website,,  at the SCH Community Bereavement & Education Center, or call 541-269-2986.

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Holiday preview for Train Lovers! All ages and it's FREE
Come to Drain to see a Train!
December 5,6 & 7
Drain Civic Center
Sat 10-4pm
Sun 10-4pm
Mon (Grade school only)
Sponsored by Drain Chamber of Commerce and North Douglas Performing Arts Council
More info call Joe Burres

EOTSC20151205 (th) CB Library - Book Sale

Friends of the Coos Bay Library Used Book Sale - Special Bag Sale on Sunday!

December 5 & 6, Saturday and Sunday in the Cedar and Myrtlewood rooms.

Saturday: 10am - 4pm; Sunday: noon - 4pm

December Special: Bag sale all day on Sunday.  The $1 a bag in the Myrtlewood Room and $10 a bag in the Cedar Room.

Early bird, members-only access, 9-10 am on Saturday.  Membership is only $5, see theMembership form,, or join at the door.  

EOTSC20151204 (th) SWOCC - Exploring Ocean History

Southwestern’s geology lecture series continues on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm with “The Great Museum of the Sea: Exploring the Ocean's Depths For History”.  Join maritime archaeologist Dr. James Delgado (Director of Maritime Heritage – NOAA) on a thousands-of-years, global tour of some of history’s greatest discoveries beneath the seas, ranging from the ancient world to modern wrecks.  Dr. Delgado will discuss some of the sites he has personally investigated, from Kublai Khan’s lost fleet, to the Titanic and World War II warships. He also will explore West Coast and Oregon maritime past and archaeology.

In addition to the lecture, representatives of the Coquille Tribe and the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians will be present in the lobby before and after the lecture to display and discuss some of their extensive cultural history along Oregon’s south coast.   

All geology talks are free and are held in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts on Southwestern’s Coos Campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay.  For those not able to attend in person, all lectures are Livestreamed and archived, with access from the college website at www.socc.eduFor additional information contact Ron Metzger at 541-888-7216.

EOTSC20151204 (th) Harmony United - Craft Sale

Craft Sale by local vendors

December 4 & 5, 9am - 4 pm
Harmony United Methodist Church
123 Ocean Blvd, Coos Bay
wood crafts, antique attic, jams & jellies

Soup & pie lunch, Friday, $6, 11 am - 1 pm

Proceeds to mission & ministry.

EOTSC20151204 (th) Siuslaw Library - book sale

The Friends of the Siuslaw Public Library will hold a one-day Holiday Book Sale on Saturday, December 5th, from 10am to 4pm, in the Bromley Room. A pre-sale for Friends members will be held from 9 am to 10 am.  The Library is located at 1460 Ninth Street in Florence.

Just in time for gift-giving, this themed book sale will feature thousands of like-new hardback and paperback fiction and nonfiction, holiday books, special & collectible books, magazines, the new Got Books canvas bags, and more.  In addition to great buys on books, a gift wrapping service will also be provided at the sale.  Pick up presents for your holiday wish list—and support your Library while you’re at it—then let the Friends do the wrapping!

EOTSC20151204 (th) Umpqua Discovery Ctr - Community Appreciation