Friday, October 17, 2014

"Find your inner bug dork!"

The Bug Chicks are two entomologists who travel the world to teach about the amazing world of insects, spiders and other arthropods, and they are coming to Coos Bay! 
The Coos Bay Public Library will be hosting a workshop for children on Friday, November 14th at 1:00pm. Registration is limited; get your student signed up today! This is a hands-on insect experience they will never forget! Call the library at 541-269-1101 for more information.

2-day Drill Conductor Course for Commercial Fishermen

Charleston Marina RV Park, 63402 Kingfisher Road, Charleston, OR.
November 13th and 14th, 07:45am-5:00pm
The course is FREE for commercial fishermen, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. 
To register or for more information, please contact (503) 240-9373 or (541) 756-9224.
Participants will need to bring a photo ID, rain gear, a change of clothes, a towel, swimsuit, and immersion suit.
Steve Kee
U. S. Coast Guard
Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety

Researching Grants for the First-Time Grant Writers

North Bend Public Library

Is your nonprofit group thinking about writing a grant? If so, come to the North Bend Public Library's "Researching Grants for the First-Time Grant Writer" workshop on Friday October 24 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.
Pre-registration is not required.

Library Director Gary Sharp and Assistant Library Director Abbie Anderson will guide grant seekers through the research process, using reference books, an online database, and the Internet. The workshop provides tips on selecting Oregon foundations for grant funds and gives a brief look at state and federal government grant programs.

The librarians' presentation also includes recommended books and websites that help first-time applicants prepare successful proposals.

The workshop is free and will be held in the Library's large meeting room starting at 3:30 pm. For more information, call the North Bend Public Library 756-0400 or visit them on the web at


October 21, 2014 – 7:00 p.m.

Council Chambers – 500 Central Avenue – Coos Bay, Oregon

1)         Flag Salute
2)         Public Comments
3)         Consent Calendar
a)      Approval of the minutes of September 30 and October 7, 2014
b)      Acceptance of the September Check Register
c)      Acceptance of the September Combined Cash Report
      4)         New Council Business
5)         Presentation on the Coos Bay/North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau by Katherine Hoppe
6)         Public Hearing to Consider an Ordinance Creating Medical / Recreation Marijuana Sales Tax – Approval will Require Enactment of the Proposed Ordinance and Adoption of Resolution 14-19 
7)         Approval of Amending Resolution 14-13 Authorizing Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to Negotiate Easement Acquisition for Empire Boulevard Newmark Street – Wisconsin Avenue Multi-Modal Transportation Improvement Project – Approval will Require Adoption of Amended Resolution 14-13 
8)         Consideration of Approval of the Final Design Contract for Pump Station No. 1 
9)         Approval of an Amendment to Wastewater Treatment Plant No. 2 Project for Future Demolition of the Existing Wastewater Treatment Plant No. 2 
10)     Approval of the Egyptian Theatre Management Agreement Amendment 
11)     Discussion of Ocean Boulevard Wastewater Collection Basin 
12)     Review of North 8th Street Gate 
13)     Annual Coos Bay Public Library Report by Library Director Samantha Pierson
14)     City Attorney’s Report
15)     City Manager’s Report
16)     Council Comments
17)     Adjourn

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Web Searching Class @ Coos Bay Library

 Coos Bay Public Library will be offering a SEARCHING THE WEB class for novice Internet users. The class will be held on Friday, October 31st from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Coos Bay Public Library. Seating is limited so pre-registration is required; the sign-up sheet is available at the Reference Desk in the Coos Bay Public Library.
This session is designed for users who wish to learn how to better use the Internet to find information. The basic tools and methods for finding information will be covered.
There is no admission charged. 
Please call 269-1101 for further information on this program.

Trunk ‘n’ Treat

The Reedsport Church of God is sponsoring its tenth annual Trunk ‘n’ Treat on Halloween night, October 31, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. A free spaghetti feed dinner will be served downstairs in the Church of God Fellowship Hall directly before the event from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

Trunk ‘n’ Treat provides an opportunity for families to engage in trick-or-treating in a safe, well-lit, and central location. Police officers will close off 22nd Street in front of the Reedsport High School football field on Halloween night so that church members can park their vehicles in a secure Trunk ‘n’ Treating zone for children and their parents. Families can then proceed from trunk to trunk to collect candy.  

The free spaghetti feed before the event is open to everyone in the community, especially trick-or-treating kids and their parents. Additional refreshments will be served during Trunk n- Treat in the Church of God parking lot.

Myrtle Point Pumpkin Carving Contest

The Myrtle Point community carving contest is open to all ages and also includes a group category. Just bring a carved or decorated pumpkin to Cherry Creek Floral 608 Spruce Street in Myrtle Point.
You can drop off your entry Oct 29th or October 30th judging will be on the 31st
Over $600 in cash prizes will be given out. For more information call: 541-572-4409