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NORTH BEND EVENTS

COOS BAY EVENTS

1

Empire Bakery

2

Visitors Center 50 Central Ave, Coos For information Bay 541-269-0215

575 Newmark, 10-5:30pm

1

Empire Bakery

2

Visitors Center 50 Central Ave, Coos For information Bay 541-269-0215

MARCH

575 Newmark, 10-5:30pm

MARCH

11-13

Clambake Jazz Fest

541-756-8800

4

Wine Walk 5-7pm

50 Central Ave

11,18,25

Music, Mill Casino

541-756-8800

4

Hogan Fundraiser

Egyptian Theatre

16, 23,30 Comedy, Mill Casino

541-756-8800

11

Foreign Film Friday

525 Anderson Ave

12

Contra Dance 7-10:30 93393 Greenacres Ln.

APRIL 6,13,20 Comedy, Mill Casino 541-756-8800 27 15,22,29 Music, Mill Casino 541-756-8800 30

14 7pm World Bellydance APRIL 1

Wine Walk 5-7pm

50 Central Ave

MAY

MAY 6,13,20 Music, Mill Casino 541-756-8800 21,27,28 11,18,25 Comedy, Mill Casino 541-756-8800 27-29

Egyptian Theatre

BBQ Blues & Brews 541-756-8800

6

Wine Walk 5-7pm

50 Central Ave

7-16**

Tall Ships

200 Bayshore Dr.

**Be sure to confirm date and location for TALL SHIPS. 800-200-5239 or HistoricalSeaport.org or facebook.com/GHHSA

JUNE

JUNE

1,8,15

Comedy, Mill Casino 541-756-8800

3

Wine Walk 5-7pm

50 Central Ave

3,10,17

Music, Mill Casino

17,18

Lighthouse Run

541-266-7051

541-756-8800

Adventure Awaits

By Colette Kimball Photo by Ron Arel, Coastal Images

Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington

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Ever dreamed of being a pirate, sailing away into the open sea with adventure lying just over the horizon? This maritime dream comes to life every year when two tall ships sail up the Pacific coast. The ships belong to the non-profit Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, whose goal is “to preserve and promote our maritime history and traditions,” according to Communications Director Joe Follansbee. Educational programs for young students at each of the ports the ships visit is the primary aim. However, would-be-pirates of any age can have a few hours of adventure. A “tall ship” is a traditionally-rigged sailing vessel with topmasts and top sails, like the Lady Washington. The original Lady Washington voyaged to the Pacific Northwest in 1787. Today’s Lady Washington, launched in 1989 by the Historical Seaport, is a full-scale replica of that original ship. The Historical Seaport’s second ship, the Hawaiian Chieftain, is designed after early passenger and cargo vessels of the 18th and 19th centuries. Together, the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain provide a range of adventures and educational programs. The most popular program, according to Follansbee, is the 3-hour battle sail, where the two ships battle it out with real cannons, real gun powder, and real booms – but no cannon balls. For people who like their experiences a little quieter, the adventure sail and evening sail might be better options. This year, the tall ships dock in Coos Bay from May 7 to 16 and Newport from May 19 to 31. For more information visit http://www. historialseaport.org. Colette Kimball is a writer based in Cottage Grove, Oregon. In her free time she blogs at www.MySouthLane.com.

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A magazine dedicated to the small town and rural communities that dot the Willamette Valley to the Oregon Coast. Our mission is to bring you...

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