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Tingstad and Rumbel return REEDSPORT — Every holiday season for 28 years, Grammy Award-winning artists Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel have come home to illuminate the enduring spirit of the season with a gift of song. Their performance is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Pacific Auditorium, 2260 Longwood Drive, Reedsport. Admission is $10 at the door. The perfect blend of Americana fingerstyle guitar, double reeds and the ocarina emitting the nostalgic sound of penny whistles lends magic to the season. This year, bass player, Garey Shelton will join Tingstad and Rumbel in quintessential holiday fare. Tingstad and Rumbel first collaborated in 1985 recording their debut CD, “The Gift,” which quickly became a holiday classic. Their holiday discography includes, “Comfort and Joy,” “Star of Wonder” and “Peace on Earth.” Well-known throughout the country and throughout the music industry, Tingstad and Rumbel won the Best New Age Grammy Award in 2003 in support of Acoustic Garden. Tingstad’s latest ensemble release, “Southwest” was nominated for a Grammy in 2007. For more information about their touring schedule, history and discography visit Contributed photo

Lladro porcelain art figurines to be raffled for Carousel project COQUILLE — A beautiful porcelain 12-piece Lladro Nativity scene has been donated to the Coquille Carousel Association to raffle off as a fundraiser for the building of a Carousel in Coquille along state Highway 42. The Nativity pieces are currently on display in the front window of Frazier’s Bakery downtown Coquille. These Lladro figurines are valued at more than $4,000. Raffle tickets are on sale for $5 each, available at: the Carousel Workshop, 117 N. Central; the

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chamber office; the Coquille Community Building, 115 N. Birch, Coquille; Judy’s New Image, 18 E. Sixth St. and at the OSU Extension

office, Myrtle Point. Have questions or want a list of more locations to purchase raffle tickets? Call Linda at 541-396-2579.

COQUILLE — Join the carvers of the Open House for the Coquille Carousel Workshop/storefront. Join us at 117 N. Central in Coquille on Saturday, Nov. 16, 1-4 p.m. You are invited to visit with the master carver Ken Means and his wife Betty. Local carvers will be in attendance showing various stages in carving their dream-figures. See the special tools in use. Join in with these carvers learn to carve a flower, medallion or start your own animal creation. Coffee, tea and cookies at First and Central. Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. The Monthly Carousel meeting will be at 4 p.m.

FLORENCE — The Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra opens its 20132014 concert season with an all-American program featuring music of Gershwin, Grundman, DeVour and a special tribute to the late Charlie Perkins who passed away in Florence this July at the age of 88. Perkins was a prolific composer, professional trumpet player and a good friend. The orchestra has performed many of his compositions over the past 13 seasons including “Mouth of the Siltcoos,” “North Fork,” “Box Car” and “A Bassoon and Oboe Affair,” which are on this

concert’s program. Orchestra founder and co-conductor Robin DeVour is an avid composer and arranger. His “Sea Shanty Suite” was composed in 2003 expressly for the orchestra and is dedicated to the composer’s wife, Helen, “without whose collaboration it would never have been written.” The work consists of six movements of contrasting tempi including hauling shanties (work songs sung by the sailors as they hoisted sails) and slower American river shanties sung when raising the anchor. Co-conductor John Monks will lead his

arrangement of Perkins’ last piece, appropriately titled “Last Waltz” as well as George Gershwin’s “Promenade” and a medley of American folk tunes by Clare Grundman.

Performances: ■ Sunday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m. Reedsport Community Charter School Auditorium, 2260 Longwood Dr. ■ Sunday, Nov. 24, 2 p.m. Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, 360 W. Seventh St. ■ Sunday, Dec. 1, 2 p.m. Florence Community Baptist Church, 4590 U.S. Highway 101.

John Monk acts as on of the conductors for Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra.

All tickets are $10 for adults. Tickets are not specific to any one concert, but good at any of the

three performances. Available at Mari’s Books in Yachats, Newport Performing Arts Center,

Nativities on display in Florence FLORENCE — Nativity scenes are popular at Christmas and many people collect them from all over the world. They can be made from many different materials and can vary from single piece displays to a whole entourage of shepherds, wise men, cattle and the Holy Family. A preview of the up coming Florence Nativity Festival will be on display at the Siuslaw Public Library through Tuesday, Jan. 14. A sampling of Nativity scenes will be displayed in the show cases near the book stacks. Enjoy this wonderful display of Nativity scenes at the library but also take a few minutes to drop in at the eighth annual Nativity Festival, too. The eighth annual Nativity Festival will be held Friday-Sunday, Dec. 6-8, 1-6 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of

pate. All Nativity sets, large or small are welcome. Security is provided for the Nativity scenes once they are set up at the church. Please contact Vickie Kennedy at 541-9977404 or by email at for registration information. The festival is sponsored by the women’s auxiliary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. People of all faiths are invited to begin the Christmas season with them.

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Umpqua Bank in Reedsport, the Oregon Pacific Bank in Florence and at the door. For more

information see the website or call 541-997-3727.

Expressions West 2014 call to artists COOS BAY — The Expressions West 2014 — April 18 through June 28, 2014 — exhibition call to artists is open through January 2014. Unlike past competitions, Expressions West 2014 will offer cash awards, not purchase prizes. Prizes are: First, $1,000; second, $750; third, $250; and four honorable mention ribbons. Opening night artists reception and the awards ceremony will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Coos Art Museum. Painters residing in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming are invited to provide up to three submissions in one or more of four media: oil, acrylic, pastel or watercolor. Any and all themes of expression define the parameters of acceptable entries. Previous winners of cash awards from Expressions

West 2012 and Expressions West 2013 are eligible to enter, but will not be eligible to win a cash award. Deadline for submissions is a postmark of Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Send a CD, completed entry form and entry fee to Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay, OR 97420. Include your entry information, a resume and a selfaddressed, 6x9 stamped envelope for submission returns and acceptance letters with shipping information. The museum will put together a handout of artists’ information whose works were accepted and will be available during the exhibit. Notice of acceptance will be sent by Feb. 14, 2014. The prospectus is available online, by visiting the museum or by calling 541-267-3901.

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Latter-day Saints, 2705 Munsel Lake Road, Florence. Event organizers expect to have more than 400 manger scenes or Nativity sets on display for all to enjoy. The event is free of charge. Musical will entertainment enhance the Festival daily. Anyone in the area who desires to display a Nativity scene with us this year is invited to partici-

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Classes & Workshops SATURDAY, NOV. 16 Business Facebook Account Workshop 10 a.m.-noon, Lower Umpqua Hospital, 600 Ranch Road, Reedsport. Beginner level presentation by Ashely Hodge, $20. Register by calling 541 271-4608. Gifts from the Kitchen 10 a.m.-2 p.m., OSU Extension Building, 631 Alder St., Myrtle Point. Cost is $15. For information or to register, call 541-572-5263, ext. 292 or 299. Heirloom Collage with Sun Vie 4-6 p.m., Artist Loft in Pony Village Mall, 1611 Virginia Ave., North Bend. Bring life to old photos. Fees are hourly, $10 for adults and teen and $15 for children. Register at 541-756-4088 or 541-217-9249.

SUNDAY, NOV. 17 Wire Wrapping Pendants Class 1-4 p.m., Art By the Sea Studio and Gallery, Continuum Building, 175 Second St. SE, Bandon. Dress for a mess using acrylics. Class with Shawn Tempesta, $25. Register by calling 541-3475355.

TUESDAY, NOV. 19 Foreclosure Prevention Information Sessions 1-3 p.m., NeighborWorks Umpqua Coastal Housing Center, 1984 Sherman Ave., North Bend. This is a free overview of the foreclosure process. Heirloom Collage with Sun Vie 4-6 p.m., Artist Loft in Pony Village Mall, 1611 Virginia Ave., North Bend. Bring life to old photos. Fees are hourly, $10 for adults and teen and $15 for children. Register at 541-756-4088 or 541-217-9249. Artificial Wreath Workshop with Kathleen Miller 5:30-7:30 p.m., Coastal Ceramics, 159 S. 20th, Reedsport. Decorate purchased wreath. Cost of workshop, $10. 541-271-4608 Mindfulness: Stress Reduction Class 6-8 p.m., BAH Community Health Education Center, 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend. Restore well-being and relaxation lost through illness, pain and difficult times. Registration is

required at or 1-800-272-3900. Film: The Last Ocean 6 p.m., Hales Center for the Performing Arts, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. The toothfish and the battle for antarctica’s soul.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20 Library2Go eBook Workshop 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library Myrtlewood Room, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. No registration is required. Attendees must have library card, email address and the ability to connect wirelessly to a network. 541-2691101 Ready Set Start Your Business Workshop 6-8 p.m., The Business Center, 2455 Maple Leaf, North Bend. Cost is $20. Register at 541-7566866

THURSDAY, NOV. 21 Food Handlers Class 1:30 p.m., OSU Extension Office, 631 Alder St., Myrtle Point. Be prepared to pay $10 cash for card if passed. Register at 541-751-2431 Diabetes Support Group Meeting 2 p.m., Bandon Public Library, 1204 11th St. SW, Bandon. Part two of “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” will be shown. Heirloom Collage with Sun Vie 4-6 p.m., Artist Loft in Pony Village Mall, 1611 Virginia Ave., North Bend. Bring life to old photos. Fees are hourly, $10 for adults and teen and $15 for children. Register at 541-756-4088 or 541-217-9249. To Vaccinate or Not? 6-7 p.m. Bay Area Hospital Myrtlewood Room, 1775 Thompson Road, Coos Bay. Dr Jay Rosenbloom will discuss the pros and cons of flu vaccines for children.

FRIDAY, NOV. 22 Email Refresher Workshop 9:30-11 a.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Registration is required due to limited space. Register at the reference desk. Participants must have an email account. No

formal instruction but, assistance using email will be offered. Meet at the front door in the morning by 9:15 a.m. 541-269-1101 Estuary Explorers 12:30-3:30 p.m., South Slough Interpretive Center, 61907 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. Children ages 6-12 learn about watershed inhabitants. Come dressed for the weather and a hike. Bring lunch and water. Cost is $7 per child or four for $20. 541-888-5558

CHARLESTON — A cedar, sedge and rush woven tote workshop will be offered in two parts 9 a.m.-4p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 14, at the South Slough Interpretive Center, 61907 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. Cost is $130 for two-day workshop. Good hand dexterity and weaving skills are preferred. There will be limited space so register by calling 541-888-5558. Cost is $130 per person. Bring a lunch.

Teach children to be estuary explorers

CHARLESTON — The South Slough Estuary offers children an opportunity to explore nature 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 or Jan. 17. Children 6-12 years old, can experience hands-on fun Heirloom Collage with Sun Vie 4-6 p.m., Artist Loft in Pony Village Mall, 1611 Virginia in the estuary and create ornaments and gifts from nature. Children should be dressed for the weather, ready Ave., North Bend. Bring life to old photos. Fees are hourly, $10 for adults and teen and to hike and bring a snack lunch and water bottle. Class $15 for children. Register at 541-756-4088 or size is limited to a minimum of five children and a maximum of 12. Cost is $7 per child or four classes for $20. 541-217-9249. South Slough Interpretive Center, 61907 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. SATURDAY, NOV. 23 Registration is required for all South Slough activities. AARP Safe Driving Program 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Call 541-888-5558 or email Bandon Fire Hall, 50530 U.S. Highway 101, Bandon. Any licensed driver is eligible to participate in these programs. Drivers 55 and older may get an insurance deduction from their Insurance agencies. Cost for the Captain Phillips — PG-13 one-day class is $12 to current AARP mem• Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 2:10; S-W: 5:10, 8:15; Th: 5:10 bers and $14 for nonmembers. Drop-ins are welcome, but preregistration is advised. Carrie — R Register by calling Sharon Bessey at 541• Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 1:20; S-W: 3:55, 6:30, 9:05 269-0845.


Tide of the Toddlers — Leaves 10-11 a.m., South Slough Interpretive Center, 61907 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. Program for children ages 1-5. Maximum of 15, $1 each. Register at 541-888-5558 Natural Holiday Wreath Workshop 10 a.m.noon, 207 Laskey Road, Reedsport. Use your fresh cut greenery to create a holiday wreath. Workshop is $20. 541-271-4608 Heirloom Collage with Sun Vie 4-6 p.m., Artist Loft in Pony Village Mall, 1611 Virginia Ave., North Bend. Bring life to old photos. Fees are hourly, $10 for adults and teen and $15 for children. Register at 541-756-4088 or 541-217-9249.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 — PG • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 1:50; S-Th: 4:10

Enders Game — PG-13 • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 12:00; S-Th: 2:50, 5:40, 8:30

Free Birds 3D — PG • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 12:35; S-W: 7:50

Free Birds 2D — PG • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 11:55; S-Th: 3:00, 5:30

Gravity 3D — PG-13 • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 12:05; S-Th: 7:00, 9:15

Gravity 2D — PG-13 • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 2:20; S-Th: 4:40

Hunger Games — PG-13 • Pony Village Cinema: Th: 5:00

Hunger Games: Catching Fire — PG-13 • Pony Village Cinema: Th: 5:00, 8:00

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 12:10, 2:30; S-Th: 4:50, 7:10, 9:30


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Coquille Carousel Workshop Storefront Open House 1-4 p.m., Meet at the carving worksite, 117 N. Central, Coquille. Meet carver Ken Means and his wife Betty. See carvers in action. Ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Carousel meeting follows at 4 p.m. Egyptian Theatre Preservation Association Membership Meeting 1 p.m., Black Market Gourmet, 495 Central Ave., Coos Bay. Open to anyone interested in the project. Refreshments will be served. 541-269-8650 No Lazy Kates 1 p.m., Wool Company, 990 U.S. Highway 101, Bandon. Yarn projects welcome. 541-347-3115 Film: Ocean Frontiers 1-2:30 p.m., South Slough Reserve Interpretive Center, 61907 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. On the big screen. Free popcorn. Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers, District 5 1-3 p.m., Winchester Bay Community Center, 625 Broadway, Winchester Bay. Featured musician, Adam Taylor of Brookings. Circle jam follows 3-4 p.m. 541-7593419 Church Choir Clinic 2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 123 Ocean Blvd., Coos Bay. Anyone can come to listen or music for “Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree” music is available by contacting Refreshments will be served. Free will offering. Family “Drive-In” Cardboard Car Fundraiser 5:308:30 p.m., Trinity Preschool Academy, 3219 Broadway, Suite C, North Bend. Bring cardboard boxes to decorate as cars. “Turbo” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. and a mini concession stand will be set up. Proceeds will go toward start-up costs. Cost is $2. 541-294-9873 Movie Night with Katniss, Peta and Gale 7 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Popcorn and refreshments. Movie is prequel to Catching Fire. Writers on the Edge 7 p.m., Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 N.W. Beach Drive. Guest: Charles Finn. Live Music with The Koz 9 p.m.-1 a.m., The Mill Casino Warehouse 101, 3201 Tremont, North Bend.

Author Night: Rivers of America 7 p.m., Bandon Public Library, 1204 11th St. SW, Bandon. Author Tim Palmer is an award winner with 22 books about rivers, conservation and adventure travel.

SUNDAY, NOV. 17 “Spy On Clinton Street” Ukulele and Book Launch Party 1-5 p.m., North Bend Senior Center, 1470 Airport Lane, North Bend. Author Carol Sanders. Open Mic and Jam Session 1:30-5:30 p.m., Jitterbug N Java, 2211 Winchester Ave., Reedsport. Strange Brew plays. Andy Feldbau Concert 3 p.m., Marshfield High School auditorium, 10th and Ingersoll, Coos Bay. Tickets, $28. or 541-269-1272 Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra 7 p.m., Reedsport Community Charter School Auditorium, 2260 Longwood Dr., Reedsport. Tickets $10, available at or call 541-997-3727.

TUESDAY, NOV. 19 One Man Band noon-2 p.m., Jitterbug N Java, 2211 Winchester Ave., Reedsport. Grubby plays blues and ballads. Film: The Last Ocean 6 p.m., Hales Center for the Performing Arts, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. The toothfish and the battle for Antarctica’s soul. Tuesday Jam for a Cause 7-10 p.m., Blue Moon, 871 S. Broadway, Coos Bay. Donations go to Girls Fight Like Girls.

Brookings bazaar this weekend

Holiday Bazaar 3-7 p.m. Events Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach. Art Opening Reception 5-8 p.m., Artist Loft Gallery, Pony Village Mall, 1611 Virginia Ave., North Bend. Artist’s co-op will display seasonal art in the newly decorated gallery. Farr’s True Value Customer Appreciation Day 6:309 p.m., 880 S. First St., Coos Bay. “The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet” 6:30 p.m., Marshfield High School auditorium, 10th and Ingersoll, Coos Bay. Presented by Marshfield Theatre Company. Admission for adults, $6 and students, $4. Live Music with Mr. Wizard 9 p.m.-1 a.m., The Mill Casino Warehouse 101, 3201 Tremont, North Bend.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20 Wednesday Business Connection 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Mill Casino-Hotel Salmon Room East, 2201 Tremont, North Bend. Friends of Shore Acres Holiday Lights. RSVP at 541-266-0868. No host luncheon. Comedy Night 7 and 9 p.m., The Mill Casino Warehouse 101, 3201 Tremont, North Bend. Tobe Hixx with Cory Robinson.

THURSDAY, NOV. 21 “Coastal Textures” — Pat Snyder Art Opening 1-3 p.m., Lane Community College Art Department Gallery, Building 11, 4000 E. 30th Ave., Eugene. Exhibit will remain until Dec. 12. Annual Spaghetti Feed 4-7 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 510 Greenwood Ave., Reedsport. Adults, $8 and younger than 12, $4. Raffles, Chinese auction, and live auction, 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit Neighbor to Neighbor Christmas in July. Chamber Business After Hours 5-7 p.m. Portland Bagel Co., 3385 Broadway, North Bend. 541-7562221 Interesting Langlois Series: Chris Hawthorne Art Glass Presentation 6 p.m., Langlois Public Library, 48234 U.S. Highway 101, Langlois. 541348-227 “The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet” 6:30 p.m., Marshfield High School auditorium, 10th and Ingersoll, Coos Bay. Presented by Marshfield Theatre Company. Admission for adults, $6 and students, $4.

FRIDAY, NOV. 22 Candy Cane Lane Bazaar 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Pioneer United Methodist Church, 180 N. Baxter, Coquille. Crafts, homemade goodies. Turkey, salmon and the trimmings for donation. Donations go to community projects. Delivery orders at 541-396-4645. Annual Holiday Crafts Fair 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Langlois Lions Hall, 48136 Floras Loop Road, Langlois. Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. by Tasty Kate’s. Senior’s Pool Volleyball 10-11:30 a.m., North Bend Public Pool, 2455 Pacific Ave., North Bend. Fee $2. Refreshments served.

Enjoy the largest holiday bazaar on the southern Oregon coast this weekend. Visit the 44th annual Brookings Community Holiday Bazaar starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. “Friends meet friends, old and new, and find incredible bargains in a delightful variety of handcrafted items,” said a spokeswoman. The Lavender Lady of Bandon will join more than 100 vendors in two back-to-back gyms at Brookings Harbor Azalea Middle School and the Brookings High School.

Taste of the Northwest at OCCI Southwestern Oregon Community College and Oregon Coast Culinary Institute present their annual Taste of the Northwest dinner. OCCI has an extraordinary evening planned for guests to indulge in the delicacies of the spectacular Pacific Northwest beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. Expect wild game, local mushrooms, fresh seafood, rustic breads, topped-off with fanciful desserts. Prices are $30 per adult, $20 for children 6-15 years, and children 5 and under are free. No host bar includes International beers and wines. Oregon Coast Culinary Institute, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. For reservations, call 541-888-1540 or email:

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The Coats are the Pacific Northwest’s premiere a cappella band will make two appearances at The Mill Casino Nov. 23.

SATURDAY, NOV. 23 Mary’s Decorative Painters and Friends Holiday Bazaar 9 a.m-3 p.m., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1290 Thompson Road, Coos Bay. One of a kind hand sewn and painted items. Refreshments available to purchase, proceeds will benefit women’s scholarships. Annual Holiday Crafts Fair 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Langlois Lions Hall, 48136 Floras Loop Road, Langlois. Holiday Bazaar 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Events Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach. SWOCC Alumni Basketball Games 1 p.m. Women in Prosper Hall SWOCC, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Men’s game follows at 3 p.m. Admission is free, but canned food donations will be accepted. The Coats Holiday Concert 7 and 9 p.m., The Mill Casino Salmon Room, 3201 Tremont, North Bend. Tickets, $15 at Ko-Kwel Gifts. 800-953-4800, ext. 9 The Nutcracker Ballet 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., The Hales Center for the Performing Arts, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Advance tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for ages 12 and younger. Available at Checkerberry’s Flowers and Gifts or Pacific School of Dance. At the door, $25 for adults and $15 for youth.

Southwestern Oregon Preppers will hold a meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Coos Bay Fire Department, 450 Elrod, Coos Bay. The main topic is “20 Real Survival Lessons from World War Z (the movie) and more.” This is a free public meeting to get to know fellow local preppers in southwestern Oregon counties and to exchange information and ideas. It is important for individuals to understand that they will be “on their own” in the event of a disaster and not to depend on receiving outside help. Join Southwestern Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or

‘Nutcracker’ at SWOCC The Nutcracker will be onstage at the Hales Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Nov. 23. Shows are at 3 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. on the Southwestern Community College campus. This performance is being presented by Dance Umbrella for South Coast Oregon. Tickets are available at Checkerberry’s Flowers and Gifts and at the Pacific School of Dance in Coos Bay. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for youth (12 and younger). Tickets also are available at the door, adults, $25 and youth, $15.

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Proposal would rework gnarly Rogue River stretch BY MARK FREEMAN Medford Mail Tribune

GOLD HILL — Rafters and kayakers know this gnarly and dangerous Rogue River whitewater rapid as Mugger’s Alley, and its main feature — Mugger’s Rock— for a reason. “That’s where you flip and get mugged,” says Steve Kiesling of the nearby Gold Hill Whitewater Center. But take a little dynamite to Mugger’s Rock and anchor some well-placed concrete faux-boulders to the Rogue’s bedrock, and K iesling sees Mugger’s Alley becoming a whitewater haven that would draw kayakers from across the globe to recreate, compete and even train for the Olympics. “With a little bit of shaping, it goes from something that nobody runs into a world-class

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Pete Gruendike of River Design Group, left and Covey Baack of Gold Hill move one of the gates from the slalom course as they map the bottom of the Rogue River near Gold Hill,Tuesday, Nov. 5. Rafters and kayakers know this gnarly and dangerous Rogue River whitewater rapid as Mugger’s Alley, and its main feature — Mugger’s Rock — for a reason. course,” Kiesling says. “We could have world-class events here.” “Making waves isn’t that difficult,” Kiesling says.


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The ambitious idea of creating a whitewater course in this stretch of the Rogue took a step forward this week when river experts began mapping the Rogue streambed and water depths in and around Mugger’s Alley. The mapping will give course designers a blueprint of what structures are currently in the rapids and where adding rock or removing it would create the gurgling features desired by boaters with varying whitewater abilities. “It’s the first stage toward the reality of filling in the details,” says K iesling, a former Olympic canoeist who owns the land on the rapid’s south side. But this is not the 1920s of famed Grants Pass

boater Glen Wooldridge, who simply blew up Rogue boulders that were in his way while navigating the Rogue’s more treacherous reaches. Adding or removing rock from the Rogue requires state and federal permits that come only after various agencies review the proposals for their potential impacts on everything from water quality to fish passage and navigability. Compounding the process for K iesling ’s plans is that the stretch is part of an area designated as critical habitat for the Rogue’s wild coho salmon, which is protected as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act. The project would require permits from the

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Oregon’s Department of State Lands, both of which would consult with state and federal fish biologists about whether the proposal would illegally harm wild salmon if allowed. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife would be asked to review any state permit application, while NOAAFisheries biologists would be consulted on any Corps permit application. Biologists from both organizations say they are familiar with Kiesling’s concept of a whitewater park, but its viability hinges on exactly what he seeks permission to do and what impacts those proposed actions would have on the Rogue and its wild denizens. “It’s high-quality whitewater in that area in its current state,” says Dan VanDyke, ODFW’s Rogue District fish biologist. “It seems like a logical plan. “The devil will be in the details,” VanDyke says. One step in clarifying those details occurred Monday and Tuesday when the Corvallis-based River Design Group used sonar and GPS devices to map the riverbed’s exact contour and current depths. The work cost about $10,000 and was paid for by the city of Gold Hill, with help from Southern Oregon University’s outdoor program, Sawyer Paddles & Oars in Talent,

SOTAR, a Merlin-based whitewater equipment company, and several individuals in the local kayaking community, Kiesling says. The designer of the proposed course has not been chosen at this point, but Kiesling says he would like to see it done by River Design Group, which conducted the studies and designs for removing Gold Ray Dam and the Gold Hill diversion dam last decade. While salmon swim through that part of the Rogue at various times of the year, Muggers Alley is not the kind of rapid where spawning salmon dig their redds and lay their eggs. Kiesling, therefore, hopes any design will pass the scrutiny of fish biologists. Kiesling says he would like to see the park designed, permitted and in place before mid-August, when he plans another series of whitewater races there called King of the Rogue. The first of those races was held in September. If completed, the park would include “play waves” for kayakers to surf in, slower-water portions for beginners, as well as a slalom course and the run through Mugger’s Alley, but with a re-engineered substitute for Mugger’s Rock. “By removing that rock it will make a really safe wave there,” Kiesling says. “That run will automatically be safe. We hope that’s an easy process.”

There it was, moths fold their hastily crawling NATURE narrow, pointed GUIDE across the road last wings back along JOURNAL their bodies when week — the brickred band on a field they land, making of black is hard to each look like a miss. Catching broad capital “A.” and watching the Not a huge densely fuzzy moth, adult woolly bear caterIsabella tiger pillars is a seamoths have a 1-to soned autumn 2-inch wingspan. tradition for Far different from MARTY many children the striking con(and inquisitive trasts of the caterGILES adults) who pick pillar’s coloring, them up to examthe body and wings ine them for a long-range of adult Isabella tiger weather prediction. moths are softly colored in Our “banded woolly creamy- or bronzy- or bears” are the larvae of rusty-yellow tones. Fine Isabella tiger moths black specks on the wings (Pyrrharctia isabella). and in fine lines on the Tiger moths are active, body are the only adult night-flying moths with remnants of the caterpilsubstantially fuzzy tho- lar’s black fore- and aftraxes that make them look regions. rather “beefed up.” Tiger While Isabella tiger

moth larvae are black with a brick-red or orangebrown band around the middle, other tiger moth caterpillars are other, generally less vibrant, colors. Usually dark but bandless, other tiger moth caterpillars are still densely bristled enough to be sometimes called “woolly bears.” Banded woolly bear caterpillars feed on a vari-

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Fish Restoration and Enhancement to meet and tour The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board will meet on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16, in Coos Bay. On Friday, the board will meet 9 a.m.4:30 p.m. at the Morgan Creek STEP Hatchery Education Building at 97155 Morgan Creek Lane to review three grant proposals and conduct program business. The meeting is open to the public, and there will be an opportunity for public comment in the late morning. On Saturday, the board will tour local R&E projects from 8 a.m.-noon. Members of the public may accompany the group but must provide their own transportation. For additional information on the field trip, contact R&E Program staff at 503-947-6232. Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations may call the Information and Education Division at 800-720-6339 or 503-947-6002 at least

ety of plants, many of which are plants most gardeners like to see insects eat, such as dandelions and plantains. A just-picked-up woolly bear typically rolls into a tight disk of stiff, densely packed bristles. If handled, the caterpillar may squirm and roll to present a continual bristly surface. When the woolly bear deems its environment safe, it will unroll, untucking its small, shiny black head, to begin its travels anew. Like other caterpillars, woolly bears crawl using six wiry thoracic legs up front (which will remain legs after metamorphosis into an adult) and 10 stumpy “protolegs” in the back (which will be absorbed during metamorphosis).

Why do we see so many of them motoring about in autumn? After feeding through the summer, Isabella tiger moths will over-winter as larvae: they’re marching purposely about in search of a well-sheltered hibernation site. In spring, the banded woolly bears will emerge to feed for a short while. After recharging, they’ll spin a cocoon laced with stiff hairs, where they’ll spend the next few weeks metamorphosing into adult moths. Does the folklore hold true — that the width of the brick-red stripe on a banded woolly bear predicts the severity of the upcoming winter? The coloring seems to be influenced by the caterpillar’s age or growth. A lush spring and

the Coquille River in Coos County. ODFW and other partners plan to restore the area to benefit threatened coho salmon and E S T other fish species and to provide nesting and feeding areas for a wide range of 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Created by the Oregon Legislature in wildlife. 1989, the Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program is funded by a surcharge on sport and commercial fishing licenses and commercial poundage fees. The program’s seven-member citizen board reviews fish restoration and enhancement project proposals and makes funding recommendations to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission. For more information on the Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program, visit or contact Kevin Herkamp at 503-947-6232.

ODFW acquired land topic The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a meeting of the Coquille Valley Wildlife Area Stakeholders Committee on Monday, Nov. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Owens Building, 201 N. Adams St., Coquille. The committee representing neighboring landowners, drainage districts and agriculture, hunting, fishing, and other conservation groups, will assist ODFW in creating a management plan for the new wildlife area. ODFW recently acquired land along

summer with lots of growth apparently leads the caterpillar to grow longer in the black sections, resulting in a relatively narrower reddish band. The relative proportion of the red band in the black field is actually an indicator of the quality of the woolly bear’s past spring and summer, rather than a predictor of our upcoming winter. For information on how you can arrange an exploration of our fascinating natural history, contact Giles at 541-2674027, or ecrestdiscoveries. Questions and comments about local natural history are welcome.

An important element of the restoration plan is to provide public access to the land for wildlife-related recreation, including wildlife viewing, fishing and hunting. The meeting is open to the public.

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YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE Marine Mammals Seal and sea lion abundance in coastal waters around Coos County is high this time of year, especially south of Coos Bay. At Simpson Reef, a heavily used haul out exists. From the look out, viewers can see California sea lions, Steller sea lions, harbor seals and elephant seals. Do not approach seals and sea lions you may find on Oregon beaches. If you think an animal you find is, in fact, in trouble, contact your local ODFW office to report the animal or contact the Marine Mammal Stranding Network at 800-452-7888. Waterfowl Waterfowl numbers in local bays have increased markedly in the past two weeks. Presently, most birds in Coos Bay are concentrated in the lower bay, near Empire along Cape Arago Highway. These birds will move as precipitation begins to fall and fill inland valleys. At that time most waterfowl will be in Coquille Valley and other inland locations with flooded agricultural fields.


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FISHING Coos River Basin There are still a few Chinook being caught in Coos Bay. Most of the boat effort is in the upper tidewater sections of the Millicoma and South Fork Coos rivers. Bank anglers are still catching a few Chinook at the Coos Bay Boardwalk, mouth of Daniels Creek and upper Isthmus Slough. A few anglers are catching some brighter fish on the lower bay in front of the Fourth Creek Reservoir. The wild coho season is open in the Coos Basin until Nov. 30. Coho fishing has slowed down, but fish are still spread throughout the bay. A good way to catch coho is to cast or troll spinners, especially pink in color. Anglers are allowed one wild coho per day and two for the season. The wild coho season bag limits are in aggregate with all other wild coho fisheries in the northwest and southwest coastal basins (not including the ocean season). Crabbing in Coos Bay has been slow, but improved slightly this past week. Crabbers from a boat can pick up several legal-size crabs, but they you will have to work hard for them. Best places to crab are from the jetties up to the BLM boat ramp off the North Spit. In a cooperative effort including ODFW and OSU researchers, hundreds of red rock crabs have been tagged with a small blue “floy tag” in Charleston, to gain an understanding of their growth, age, movement, population size and fishery. Red rock crabs are native to Oregon and are found in only a few Oregon estuaries. If you catch a tagged red rock crab, please contact the ODFW Charleston office at 541-888-5515. Clamming is excellent during low tides near Charleston, off Cape Arago Highway and Clam Island. There are also good places to dig clams even on positive low tides in Coos Bay. Before any shellfish harvest trip, make sure to check the Oregon Department of Agriculture website for any updates.

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Most of the Chinook salmon fishing on the Coquille River is occurring upstream of Coquille. There is an occasional brighter fish, but most fish are dark. Anglers are catching Chinook in the upper river on bait (sand shrimp or eggs) suspended under a bobber. The wild coho season will continue until Nov. 30 in the Coquille Basin. Anglers are reporting catching wild coho on the lower Coquille River over the past week. Anglers are allowed one wild coho per day and two for the season. The wild coho season bag limits are in aggregate with all other wild coho fisheries in the northwest and southwest coastal basins (not including the ocean season).

Tenmile Basin Bass fishing has been decent for anglers in Tenmile Lakes. Largemouth bass can be found in both shallow and deep water near weed lines and/or submerged logs. Five or six inch Senko’s are a good bait to use to catch bass in Tenmile Lakes. Anglers should also try to use crankbaits to catch bass. Yellow perch fishing has been very good in Tenmile Lakes recently. Anglers are catching lots of yellow perch fishing in water 20 feet or deeper. The best baits are jigs and/or night crawlers fished on or near the bottom. Some of the yellow perch being caught are very large (12 to 15 inches). Fishing for wild coho opened in Tenmile Lakes on Oct. 1. The daily bag limit is one wild coho adult per day and five for the season. The wild coho season bag limits are in aggregate with all other wild coho fisheries in the northwest and southwest coastal basins (not including the ocean season). Anglers have reported a few coho have made their way into Tenmile Lakes. Fishing is usually best in the upper arms of the lakes.

Winchester Bay The Umpqua from the mouth, up to the Scottsburg Bridge is open for wild coho. Harvest is limited to one wild coho per day, two per season in aggregate. There is a 3,000 fish quota for the Umpqua which is the same as last year. So far, just over 50 percent of the quota has been caught. For river specific season, quota or bag limit information, go the ODFW website. Bank anglers are still catching fall Chinook and coho. Bobber and eggs, shrimp or both is working well. Anglers are also using the traditional spinner. Bank anglers are having the most success at the East Boat Basin. Boats are moving above the bay area to locate salmon. Some bright fish are still being caught.

HUNTING Waterfowl — The season in most areas locally opened Oct. 12. Duck numbers in the area are low presently. As fall storms come on land from the Pacific more waterfowl will begin to move in to the area. In the early fall the best hunting is generally in or near salt marshes and estuaries where tide is a factor. Later, as fall rains fill inland valleys, waterfowl will move to those valleys and hunting in the bays will suffer. Hunting in the bays generally means hunting on incoming or out-going tides. At extreme high or low tides waterfowl tend to move less. Places to hunt in Coos County include, but are not limited to, certain islands in Coos Bay, Bandon Marsh Unit of Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge and parts of New River ACEC, near Langlois. For the past few years, brood survival for grouse has been very low due to rainy weather in May and June, which causes young chicks to get wet and become hypothermic. As a result populations are depressed in Coos County. There are some indications that this spring was less problematic for broods, but the over-all population is low enough due to past years that finding grouse remains difficult. Quail — Populations are also decreased compared to the past, but they are doing better than grouse. This is likely due to the fact that their broods hatch later in the spring than grouse. Hunters wanting to harvest quail will find the best hunting either in the vicinity of farm land for California quail or on exposed ridges for mountain quail. Deer — Hunters may find deer in clearcuts and other good habitat. Deer abundance in most of Coos County appears to be continuing on a slow increase. As in past years the highest density of deer will be found in southern Coos County. However, deer populations appear to be improving in other parts of the county, as well. Deer will be found in highest density near clear cuts with a high brush component in them. Also, deer will be most active in early mornings and late evenings. Bear — Numbers in the county are healthy. Moist cool conditions are causing bears to be active in search of food. It appears they are attempting to pack on weight in preparation for winter. Since black berries, to a large extent, are no longer available bears are switching to other foods. Bear sign will be prevalent around stands of huckleberries and in places where they are feeding on mushrooms. Hunters may find success using predator calls to lure in bears. Cougar — The season is currently open. Hunters can expect an average year. Cougars are abundant throughout with indicators pointing to stable or increasing numbers. Hunting cougar is a challenge because these animals are very secretive, but harvest success is greatest adjacent to private land with high deer populations using a predator call.


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