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OCMA is keeping music alive The limited edition posters will be available at the festival office on the second floor of Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave. in Coos Bay; through www.OregonCoastMusic.o rg; and at all festival events. Two festival fundraisers take place this weekend and both events are donation only. At 7:30 p.m. Satuday, Jan. 25, a musical group will perform at 7 Devils Brewery, 247 S. Second, Coos Bay.” On Sunday, the Winterlude Tea will be held 2-5 p.m. at the Coos Bay Manor, 955 S. Fifth. Experience classical music as it was meant to be in one of Coos Bay’s landmark homes. Delectables and tea will be served and if you Contributed photo attend, bring your favorite Artist Pam Dennis signs the offi- tea cup for that personal cial 2014 OCMA poster that fea- touch. Music will be provided by Shelley tures her art.

BAY AREA — The cover of the Oregon Coast Music Festival’s 2014 program features the work of local artist Pam Dennis. Every year a poster party launches the season and the poster becomes available for purchase. Poster sales help fund Oregon Coast Music Association events.

Mathewson and Casey Bozell, of the festival orchestra. Seating is limited, so call for reservations, 541-267-0938. A l l p ro ce e d s f ro m these events will help fund the Oregon Coast Music Festival, now in its 36th year. The longest running music festival on t h e So u t h e r n O re go n coast, this year’s event takes place July 12-26. Live music will be staged at nine venues in Coos B ay, No r t h Be n d , Charleston and Bandon and will include two outdoor family favorite sites. M u s i ca l s tyl e s w i l l include big band, marimba, barbershop, jazz and rock ’n’ roll. The highlight of the festival will be three classical concerts by an 80member orchestra. These professional musicians come from orchestras

By Alysha Beck, The World

Local artist Pam Dennis looks through some of her artwork at Black Market Gourmet in Coos Bay where her work is currently on display. Dennis designed the 2014 Oregon Coast Music Festival poster, which was revealed Friday, Jan. 24. throughout the country and play together only at the Oregon Coast Music

Festival. Visit www.Oregon for a com-

plete festival schedule, tickets and membership information and more.

2014 Oregon Coast Music Festival July 12-26 Schedule of events ■ Bay Area Concert Band noon Saturday, July 12

■ Artist TBA 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16

■ Orchestra Concert I, “A Salute to Shakespeare” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22

Free event at Mingus Park, Coos Bay.

North Bend Library, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend. Donations will be accepted on behalf of the artist and the festival.

Marshfield High School Auditorium, 10th and Ingersoll, Coos Bay. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $15 for students and $20 OCMA members.

■ Artist TBA 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17

■ POPS Concert, “The Composer is Dead” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24

The Liberty Pub, 2037 Sherman Ave., North Bend. Admission $10 for those 21 and older.

Marshfield High School Auditorium, 10th and Ingersoll, Coos Bay. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $15 for students and $20 OCMA members.

■ Kukuva Marimba Band noon Saturday, July 19

■ Left Coast Jazz Quartet 7 p.m. Friday, July 25

Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Highway, Charleston. Event is free but, parking is $5 per vehicle..

Sprague Community Theatre, 1202 11th St. SW, Bandon. Donations will be accepted on behalf of the artists and the festival.

■ Slow Ponies

7 p.m. Saturday, July 12 Egyptian Theatre, 255 North Broadway, Coos Bay. Donations will be accepted on behalf of the artist and the festival.

■ Left Coast Jazz Quartet 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13

OIMB Boathouse, 63466 Boat Basin Road, Charleston. Refreshments by Black Market Gourmet and wine tasting provided by Eola Hills winery. Tickets are $30 or $25 to OCMA members. ■ Gold Coast Chorus and Sea Breeze Harmony Chorus 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 400 Highland Ave., Coos Bay. Donations will be accepted on behalf of the artist and the festival.

■ Brown Bag Lecture Series with Festival Associate Conductor Jason Klein noon July 21, 23 and 25 Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay.

■ Orchestra Concert II, “The Russians Are Coming” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26

Marshfield High School Auditorium, 10th and Ingersoll, Coos Bay. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $15 for students and $20 OCMA members.

For information on Oregon Coast Music Association festival events, call 541-267-0938, email: or online at

CHARLESTON — Join the Charleston community in celebrating Oregon’s fresh Dungeness crab harvest at the 29th annual Charleston Merchants Crab Feed on Saturday, Feb. 15. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the “old” Charleston Elementary School, 64065 Seven Devils Road. This is the main fundraiser for the Charleston Visitors Center, but also provides assistance to Charleston Food Bank, Shore Acres Holiday Lights and other needs in the Charleston community. “There is no better way to celebrate Oregon’s tasty, fresh Dungeness crab than to join the party at the Charleston Crab Feed,” Harbormaster Mike Dunning said. “Our

Dungeness crab fishery is certified sustainable and this festival is certifiably fun.”

Volunteers will serve whole or half fresh crab with side dishes, garlic bread, a beverage and cake dessert. Projected prices, subject to market changes, are $13 for a half-crab lunch and $17 for a whole crab meal. There will be crab bibs for all and Charleston merchants will host prize drawings during the festival. Make a weekend of it and while you’re in Charleston visit Shore Acres, Sunset Bay and Cape Arago State Parks, along with the interpretive center and hiking trails at the South

Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. All are popular recreation spots just minutes away. The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay also provides free loaner life jackets outside of the Charleston Marina office for families who visit the public docks during the Crab Feed and year-round. The volunteer members of the Wild Women of Charleston, and a few wild men, will be the servers for this year’s Crab Feed, but they aren’t the highlight of this annual event. “The star celebrity is fresh, delicious Oregon Dungeness crab caught by Charleston fishermen,” Wild Woman Ruth Barker said. “You don’t want to miss this party; get crackin’ and come to Charleston.”

Yachats Lions serve fresh crab YACHATS — The Yachats Lions Club annual crab feed will be Saturday, Jan. 25, and feature all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab. Traditionally, the Yachats Lions have served more than 1,500 pounds of fresh crab to an average of 500 people at two venues. The Yachats Commons is on Fourth Street off U.S. Highway 101 and the Yachats Lions Hall is one block west on Fourth Street. Cost is $30 per person and will include coleslaw, French bread, baked beans and a beverage. Tickets are available by calling Kevin or Peggy at 541-563-5629. Seating at the Commons, will be 12:30 p.m. and again at 4 p.m. The 12:30 seating is for groups and anyone who may

wish to eat early. The 4 p.m. seating at the Commons is reserved for groups of six or more only. At the Lions Hall, seating starts at 4 p.m., and is firstcome-first-serve, cafeteria style seating. All proceeds from the annual crab feed fundraiser support Yachats Lions’ community service projects. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization, with a network of 1.3 million men and women in more than 200 countries and geographical locations. The Lions serve where they live, as well as globally, and they have fun doing it.

Mondays in February: Focus is on environment at Coos Bay Public Library COOS BAY — Mondays in February at the Coos Bay Public Library the public can attend an “enviro-mentary” series, “Inherit the Earth.” Each Monday, at 7 p.m. an award-winning documentary concerning the state of our planet will be screened. The screening events are free and sponsored by the Friends of Coos Bay Public Library.

■ Monday, Feb. 3 – “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle

for a Living Planet” Spanning 50 years of grassroots and global activism, this film offers a detailed history of environmentalism. ■ Monday, Feb. 10 – “Last Call at the Oasis” (library closed, doors open at 6:40 p.m.) This film sheds light on the vital role water plays in our lives, exposes the defects in the current system, and shows communities already struggling with its ill effects. ■ Monday, Feb. 17 – “Chasing Ice”

Time-lapse cameras in the Arctic capture a multiyear record of the world’s changing glaciers, showing ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. ■ Monday, Feb. 24 – “Surviving Progress” Explores the concept of progress in our modern world, examining the major “progress traps” facing our civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment. For more information call 541-269-1101 or visit


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Burns Night celebration features young musician NEWPORT — The Coastal Celtic Society presents its 12th annual Scottish Burns Night Celebration which features entertainment by bagpipers, harpists, guitarists and singers. The 2013 scholarship winner, 13year-old Aiden Stephan of Port Orford, will be performing Scottish fiddle tunes. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, The Mill Casino-Hotel in the Salmon Room, 3201 Tremont Ave., North Bend. The banquet will include traditional Scottish dishes tatties and neeps, cock-a-leekie soup, haggis, and trifle for dessert, as well as chicken in the heather and top sirloin. Tickets are, $35 per person and available online at or by calling KoKwell Gifts, 800-953-4800.

Burns Night celebrates 100th year Coastal Celtic Society organizers were surprised and excited to discover that its 12th annual Burns Night Celebration marks the 100th year since Burns Night was first celebrated in the Coos Bay Area. According to an archival copy of the Coos Bay Times dated Jan. 26, 1914, the celebration was held on Jan. 23, 1914, at the Loggie Hall in North Bend. Apparently, “…attendance was in excess of three hundred….After the [program] dancing was the principal form of diversion, and the merry party danced until midnight.” This year’s celebration has added some new features. The Society’s newly built curragh, a traditional Celtic boat, will be on display. Scottish country dancing has been added during the social hour.







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‘Crack Up’ fresh Oregon Dungeness crab at the Charleston Crab Feed, Feb. 15

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Classes & Workshops SATURDAY, JAN. 25 Transitioning Early Childhood Special Education to Kindergarten Workshop 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., South Coast Educational Service District, 1350 Teakwood Ave., Coos Bay. For IFSP children. Learn the importance of Individualized Education Program and how to be an effective advocate. RSVP at 541-238-5595. South Slough Volunteer Orientation: Symbiosis In Your Community 10 a.m.-1 p.m., South Slough Interpretive Center, 61907 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. Volunteers will receive an overview and skills development for our outreach programs, including festivals, speaking engagements and more. Learn to effectively use artifacts, exhibits, displays and brochures to tell the story of South Slough to the general public. Cheese-making Workshop 10 a.m.-2p.m., OSU Extension Building, 631 Alder St., Myrtle Point. Cheese samples will be served, but bring your lunch. Cost is $15. Space is limited so registration is suggested. Walk-ins are welcome if space allows. Register by calling 541-572-5263, ext. 292. Women’s Self Defense Workshop 1-5 p.m., SWOCC Prosper Hall gymnasium, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Free workshop presented by local law agencies is sponsored by Zonta. Register by emailing or calling 541-888-8249. Individualized Education Program Workshop 1:304:30 p.m., South Coast Educational Service District, 1350 Teakwood Ave., Coos Bay. If your child receives special education supports and services, learn details of the IEP that are critical for being an effective advocate. RSVP at 541-238-5595.

SUNDAY, JAN. 26 Creating Beautiful Jewelry with Shawn Tempesta noon-3 p.m., Art By the Sea Studio and Gallery, Continuum Building, 175 Second St. SE, Bandon. Cost, $30. A bracelet and two pair of earrings will be designed by each participant. Register by calling 541-347-5355.

MONDAY, JAN. 27 Customer Service Workshop 6-8:30 p.m., The Business Center, 2455 Maple Leaf, North Bend. Cost is

$45. Register at 541-756-6866 or or www.bizcenter.or

TUESDAY, JAN. 28 International Folk Dance Course 7 p.m., Harding Learning Center multipurpose room, 755 S. Seventh St., Coos Bay. Cost for the 10-week course is $50. Register by calling 541-808-1002 or emailing

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29 Yupo Playday with Ava Richey 1-4 p.m., Art By the Sea Studio and Gallery, Continuum Building, 175 Second St. SE, Bandon. Cost, $16. Most materials provided, bring favorite brushes. Dress for a mess. Register by calling 541-347-5355.

THURSDAY, JAN. 30 The Animal Nutrition and Health Connection 6-8:30 p.m., Elkton Community Education Center, 15850 state Highway 38, Elkton. Cost is $10, payable at the door. RSVP by Jan. 28. Call 541-672-4461 or email Basics on animal nutrition, vaccinations, livestock production, management and more. Focus is cattle, sheep and goats. Refreshments will be served.

FRIDAY, JAN. 31 Job Assist Computer Lab 9:15-11:15 a.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Limited space for serious job searches. Learn to use software applications to help with job searches. Register at the reference desk. Space is limited. 541-269-1101 Drawing People in Plein Air, Pen and Ink Playday with Carol Casmier 11:15 a.m., meet at Art by the Sea Gallery, 175 Second St. SE, Bandon. Cost is $16. 541-347-5355

Traffic control flagger training COOS BAY — Traffic control flagger training is being offered that is Oregon Department of Transportation approved. Training will cover the requirements for flaggers and approved techniques for moving traffic cautiously and consistently through work zones. Students who successfully complete the course will receive an ODOT credential for flaggers, valid for three years. Participants must be 18 years of age or older to receive certification. Preregistration and payment is required. The class fee of $85 will cover all materials. Class will be 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, in Sitkum Hall room 13 at Southwestern Oregon Community College, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. For more information, call Community Education at 541-888-7328.

Poets reconvening NORTH BEND — Poetry by the Bay is for local poets and friends. It is hosted by Herb Yussim and Thomas Brinson who will present Poemoirs — memoir pieces as prose poems at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, with an open mic to follow. Poetry by the Bay is ongoing and meets the last Friday of each month in the Community Art Gallery of the Historic North Bend Hotel at Oregon Bay Properties LLC, 1992 Sherman Ave., North Bend. RSVP by calling Herb at 541290-0889 or Thomas at 631889-0203.

Learn to create a customer survey COOS BAY — Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Small Business Development Center (Southwestern SBDC) is offering an informative workshop on gathering customer feedback using a customer survey. Customers have some very important information for businesses — but how do business owners gather and use that information effectively? Learn how to solicit and analyze specific feedback about what customers are thinking in this SBDC workshop. The workshop will include both presentation and hands-on practice. Creating a Customer Survey will be taught by Marty Giles. Giles is owner/operator of two businesses: Wavecrest Discoveries, a nature-guiding service that specializes in “mind-refreshing” explorations of the Southern Oregon coast; and Sharp Point Writing and Editing, contract writing and editing services specializing in semi-technical and nonfiction. In addition to gathering more than 40 years of experience in many aspects of communicating about nature — from program delivery to teaching and supervising to writing — she has facilitated a variety of business development opportunities. Giles participates in many nonprofit groups involved in natural resources, cultural resources, and community. She lives in Oregon’s Bay Area with her family. A fee of $45 per person including materials will be charged. Preregistration at is required to ensure seating availability and materials. The workshop will be held in North Bend at The Business Center, 2455 Maple Leaf, from 6–8:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 14. Contact the Southwestern SBDC at 541-756-6866 or email Mary Loiselle at for more information.

SATURDAY, FEB. 1 Traffic Control Flagger Training 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sitkum Hall, Room 13 at Southwestern Oregon Community College, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Preregistration and payment is required. Fee will cover all materials, $85. Must be 18 to receive certification. Register with Community Education at 541-888-7328.

Master Gardener Training classes open to the public MYRTLE POINT — If you’re interested in improving your green thumb, consider the variety of gardening classes

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being offered during the Coos County Master Gardener’s 2014 Training in January, February and March. Classes are open to drop-in participants and range from botany and entomology to landscaping, water conservation in the garden and sustainable gardening on the coast. Classes are taught by Oregon State University faculty and staff and local gardening experts. Cost for each threehour class is $10, or participants can pay $15 to take both the morning and afternoon sessions on two different subjects. Most classes will be held at the

South Coast Education Service District office in Coos Bay, with a few being held at the Coos County Extension Service office in Myrtle Point. Drop-in participants will not become certified Master Gardeners but will gain knowledge and connect with local resources and fellow gardeners. To see the schedule of classes, visit the Extension Service website at and select 2014 Master Gardener Training and then on 2014 schedule of classes. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 541572-5263, ext. 240 or 299.

FLORENCE — For audience members ages 18 and older — they’re baaaa-ck, and you’d better watch your back! Florence-based Poison Pen Players is returning with brand new murder mystery comedy, penned by veteran author, Rose Ellen Jacobson. The murder mystery comedy dinner show will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Red Lion Hotel, 1313 N. Bayshore Dr., Coos Bay. Cost is $44.95 per person. Reserve seats by calling 541-999-9281. In addition to a delicious three course meal, this show serves up plenty of laughter and audience interaction. Audience members are encouraged to dress in their “Roaring 20s” finery and there may even be an opportunity for you to show off your dancing skills! Oh, and of course, someone is going to wind up “dead”….so audiences will need to help figure out WHODUNNIT!?! And yes, there are prizes for those sleuths who are smart enough to solve the crime. “You Dirty Rat!” takes place in 1926 in Chicago. The story revolves around Edith Fleisher’s world famous speakeasy, “Big Mama’s.” Gangsters, gun molls, flappers and floozies abound....and that’s just in the audience. Prepare to laugh, as you meet some of Poison Pen Players’ unusual suspects, including Eldon “Eggs”

Kryzicki (played by Michael Jacobson) and his boss, Jeno “Uncle Jeannie” Costanza (played by David Lauria). Bugs Moran has sent Jasmin Jarvis (played by Polly Fleming/Tamara Szalewski) to stir things up, and Lola “Lips” LaPierre (played by Rosemary Lauria) isn’t happy about it. We mustn’t forget about the mesmerizing antics of Walter “The Worm” Wurman (played by Mat Korso), who is apparently up to no good (as usual). Poison Pen Players troupe is headquartered in Florence, and a family business with strong experience in professional theater totaling more than 16 years. Members of this theater company include Mike and Ellen Jacobson, and their daughter, Melanie Heard, who also directs C.R.O.W. (Children’s Repertory of Oregon Workshops). Poison Pen Players distinguishes itself by providing audiences with quality original scripts and one-of-a-kind interactive entertainment, focused on providing laughter. Their motto is “Murder is an Art.” Additionally, the Poison Pen Players team prides itself on hiring the best actors to make certain that audiences find themselves having a “killer” time. Additional performances — Feb. 7 and 8, at Three Rivers Casino,Feb.15,at Big K Guest Ranch, and May 10, at Silvan Ridge Winery.

REEDSPORT — The Concordia University Christi Crux Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Kurt Berentsen, will give a free concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Pacific Auditorium, 2260 Longwood Dr., Reedsport. Sponsored by Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church of Reedsport. The Christi Crux Vocal Ensemble is part of Concordia University’s music ministry and outreach program that shares more than 30 presenta-

tions each year throughout the United States and Europe. Christi Crux includes 45 singers chosen from the larger Concordia University Choir based on their musical gifts and their ability to share these gifts in a ministry setting. Their repertoire includes both traditional and more contemporary choral selections. As part of the worship service, the choir also will sing at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 2160 Elm Ave., Reedsport.

Concordia University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university in Portland with a mission of preparing leaders for the transformation of society. Founded in 1905, Concordia University has more than 6,000 students through its College of Education, College of Health and Human Services, College of Theology, Arts and Sciences, School of Management, and School of Law.

Positive Change Series starts soon at Hales COOS BAY — Recommended for all business owners, organizational and community leaders, and students. This fivepart series will offer participants a whole new framework for creating positive change in the workplace, at home and in the community.

Begining Saturday, Feb. 8, sessions will be 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Lakeview E and F of the Hales Center for the Performing Arts on SWOCC campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Cost for each participant is $425, which includes books and other materials, business counseling and

lunches. Registration is required by Saturday, Feb. 1, online at or by calling 541-756-6866. Instructor: Deborah Maher, President DFM Consulting Inc.

Expressions West call to artists COOS BAY — The Expressions West 2014 exhibition— April 18 through June 28 — call to artists is open through January. 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. 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 self-addressed, 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. The prospectus is available online, by visiting the museum or by calling 541-267-3901.

Movies August: Osage County — R • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 12:05; S-Th: 3:00, 5:50, 8:40

Dallas Buyers Club — R • Pony Village Cinema: S-Th: 3:35, 8:50

Devil’s Due — R

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit — PG-13 • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 1:15; S-Th: 3:55, 6:35, 9:15 • Redwood Cinema: S-Su: 1:00, 4:00; S-Th: 7:00; W: 2:00

Lone Survivor — R • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 12:25; S-Th: 3:15, 6:10, 9:00 • Redwood Cinema: S-Su: 1:00, 4:00; S-Th: 7:00; W: 2:00

Nebraska — R • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 12:20; S-Th: 3:10, 6:00, 8:45

• Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 12:15, 2:35; S-Th: 4:55, 7:20, 9:40

Ride Along — PG-13

Frozen — PG

Saving Mr. Banks — PG-13

• Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 12:10; S-Th: 2:50

Gravity 3D — PG-13 • Pony Village Cinema: S-Th: 3:25, 9:05

Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug — PG • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 12:00; S-Th: 5:40

I, Frankenstein 3D — PG-13 • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 2:30; S-Th: 7:10

I, Frankenstein 2D — PG-13 • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 12:10; S-Th: 4:50, 9:30

• Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 1:45; S-Th: 4:15, 6:45, 9:20

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The Legend of Hercules — PG13 • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 1:00; S-Th: 6:20

The Nut Job 3D — PG • Pony Village Cinema: S-Th: 8:00

The Nut Job 2D — PG • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 1:05; S-Th: 3:30, 5:45

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GO! Calendar of Events SATURDAY, JAN. 25 CDABA Annual Meeting 9-11 a.m., Coastal Ceramics, 159 S. 20th, Reedsport. 541-271-2103 Coos Bay Facilities Outreach Committee Meeting 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Marshfield High School Library, 10th and Ingersoll, Coos Bay. Seeking help developing plans on facilities and grade configurations. Lunch provided. RSVP at 541-267-1310. Langlois Lions Indoor Garage Sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Langlois Lions Club, 48136 Floras Lake Road, Langlois. 541-348-2507 South Coast Striders Walkable North Bend 9:45 a.m., Coos Historical & Maritime Museum, 1220 Sherman Ave., North Bend. Meet early to register for one of two hikes. Bring water. 541-7566320 Canine Good Citizen Test 10 a.m.2 p.m., Inside Pony Village Mall near Macy’s, 1611 Virginia Ave., North Bend. Cost is $10. 541266-7440 Brown Bag with Local Author Panel noon-2 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library Myrtlewood Room, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Authors: Carlene Dater, Carol Sanders, JoAnn Gilbert Stover and Shinan Barclay. Yachats Lions Annual Crab Feed 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Yachats

Commons, U.S. Highway 101 and Fourth Street, and Yachats Lions Club, west on Fourth Street. Early seating is for large groups. Afternoon seating for groups of six or more at Commons and first come at the Lions Club. Tickets ar $30 each for all you can eat Dungeness crab. Meal includes coleslaw, French bread, baked beans and a beverage. Call 541-563-5629. Artists Reception 1-3 p.m., Evergreen Court, 451 O’Connell St., North Bend. “Pacific Northwest Photography” features Patricia Davidson, Andy Moe and Hope Sessions. Refreshments will be served and entertainment provided by Robin O’Neill. 541-7564466 Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet 6 p.m., The Mill Casino-Hotel Salmon Room, 3201 Tremont, North Bend. Tickets are available at the chamber, 145 Central Ave., Coos Bay. 541-266-0868 Troop Carebox Celebration 6 p.m., Fairview Community Church, 96718 Fairview Sumner Lane, Coquille. All active and veteran military are invited. 541-396-7217 Concordia University Christi Crux Vocal Ensemble Concert 7 p.m., Pacific Auditorium, 2260 Longwood Drive, Reedsport. Spon-

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cussion on grandparents’ rights effective Jan. 1, led by Kathy Prouty. 541-297-9256 SUNDAY, JAN. 26 Favorite Readings 6 p.m., Langlois Public Library, 48234 U.S. Concordia University Christi Crux Vocal Ensemble Concert 8:30 Highway 101, Langlois. Bring a.m., Beautiful Savior Lutheran passages of prose to share, Church, 2160 Elm Ave. Reedpoetry or original work. 541sport. The choir will sing as part 348-2066 of the morning worship.


Pool Volleyball for Seniors 10Coquille Watershed Association 11:30 a.m., North Bend Public Presentation 7 p.m., Owen Pool, 2455 Pacific Ave., North Building, Coos County Annex Bend. Fee $2. Refreshments large conference room, 201 N. served. 541-756-4915 Adams, Coquille. See restoration Poetry By the Bay 6 p.m., Oregon and salmon habitat enhanceBay Properties, 1992 Sherman ment projects. Q&A to follow. Ave., North Bend. RSVP by call541-396-2541 ing Herb at 541-290-0889 or Travel Night: Turkey with Ed Thomas at 631-889-0203. Swenson 7 p.m., Bandon Public Library, 1204 11th St. SW, BanSATURDAY, FEB. 1 don. Refreshments will be B e s t o f the Creek Tenmile Creek served. Steelhead Derby 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Spinreel Park Boat Ramp. Fee WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29 $15. Prizes awarded at 4:15 p.m. SWO Bowhunters Meeting 6 p.m., Smoked Salmon/Steelhead Bay Burger Inn-Praus Haus, 1175 Competition — Entries due by Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Club noon. Three samples on paper to discuss future events. 541plates, $5 fee. Limited to three 266-9726 per family. Prizes. Antiques and Collectibles Show THURSDAY, JAN. 30 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Port Orford Community Building, 11th and Grandparents ROCK 5:30-7 p.m., Newmark Center Room 113, 2110 Washington streets, Port Orford. Proceeds benefit Port Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Dis-

Orford Library. Wedding Faire Extraordinare 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Pony Village Mall, 1611 Virginia Ave., North Bend. Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Associa tion, District 5 noon-2 p.m, Chetco Grange, 97895 Shopping Center Ave. and Zimmerman Way, Harbor. Acoustic circle jam follows 2-3 p.m. 541-759-3419 Family Fun Bingo Event 1-5 p.m., North Bend Community Center, 2222 Broadway, North Bend. Ages 13 and older, $20 per bingo book. Additional books, $10 per person. Children with adult players can play for prizes. Food and refreshments available. Proceeds benefit Coos Elderly Services. 541-756-1202

Florence Crab Crack 4-7 p.m. Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St., Florence. Limited seating ticketed event. Cost is $30. Meal includes crab, coleslaw, pasta, garlic bread, beverage and dessert. No host

Attention Bowhunters COOS BAY — The Southwestern Oregon Bowhunters will meet Wednesday, Jan. 29, 6 p.m., at the Bay Burger Inn, 1175 Newmark Ave. The meeting will serve to set shot dates, go over fundraising ideas and other new and old topics.

bar. Proceeds benefit Florence Food Share. Tickets available at 541-997-9599. 12th Annual Scottish Burns Night Celebration 5 p.m., The Mill Casino-Hotel, 3201 Tremont, North Bend. Tickets, $35 each. Includes live entertainment, traditional foods and a presentation about Robert Burns. 2013 scholarship winner Aiden Stephan will perform Scottish fiddle tunes. or 800-953-4800 2014 Miss Coos County Pageant 6:30 p.m., Hales Center for the Performing Arts, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Tickets: advance, $10; at door, $15; or $20, which includes exclusive visit with all the contestants and titleholders prior to show, preferential seating and a program book. Tickets are available at Katrina Kathleen’s in Coos Bay or Painted Zebra in North Bend. “You Dirty Rat” 7 p.m., Red Lion Hotel, 1313 N. Bayshore Drive, Coos Bay. Murder mystery comedy dinner show, $44.95 per person. Dress in Roaring ’20s style. For ages 18 and older, RSVP at or 541-999-9281.


Public asked to help shape sport halibut season NEWPORT – Halibut anglers will hear the details of the Pacific halibut sport quota for 2014 and have the opportunity to weigh in on open dates in the Central Coast area spring all-depth halibut fishery at a public meeting in Newport on Jan. 29. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.29, at the Holiday Inn Express, 135 SE 32nd St., Newport (South Beach). Attendees will be asked to comment on the spring (May to July) all-depth fixed dates between Cape Falcon and Humbug Mountain, backup dates for the spring fishery (in the event quota remains after the fixed dates are completed), and the dates for the summer (August to October) all-depth season. “We know that the sport halibut fishery is important to anglers, so their input is very important to ensure we have a good season structure,” said Lynn Mattes, halibut project leader for ODFW. At the meeting ODFW staff also will report on the recent annual meeting of the International Pacific Halibut Commission, where the annual quota for the West Coast was set. For those who cannot attend in person, presentation materials and an online survey will be available Jan. 24-31 on the ODFW sport halibut webpage. If you have questions or want to provide additional comments without attending the meeting, please contact Lynn Mattes at 541-867-0300 ext. 237 or Patrick Mirick at 541-867-0300 ext. 223. The fax number is 541-867-0311. • Outdoors Editor George Artsitas • 541-269-1222, ext. 236

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The straight truth: Crooked River Gorge is awesome CROOKED RIVER RANCH (AP) — A hike in the Central Oregon desert often requires some patience. It can take some time tromping through the sagebrush to reach the payoff. And sometimes the beauty of the desert is in the eye of the beholder. But the Crooked River Gorge, I believe, would leave anyone mesmerized. The 300-foot-deep, fourmile-long gorge offers some of the most breathtaking desert scenery in Central Oregon. A relatively new trail system offers hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians a chance to explore the gorges carved over the centuries by both the Deschutes and Crooked rivers near Crooked River Ranch. On a recent Friday, yet another sun-drenched winter day in Central Oregon, I made the drive with my 5-year-old son, Mason, to the western edge of Crooked River Ranch and the Otter Bench Trailhead. We started out on the Lone Pine Trail to the northeast, which after just a quarter of a mile or so led us to the edge of the Crooked River Gorge. We decided to skip the steep switchback descent and head back to the trailhead. From there, we took the Otter Bench Trail west. The ground was frozen, and we had to hike for about a mile before we exited the shade of the canyon wall and the sun shone on the trail. The Otter Bench trail system is along the Crooked River, and the

Steelhead Falls and Scout Camp trails on the Deschutes were completed and designated in 2010 by the Bureau of Land Management’s Prineville District. The trails — about 10 miles in all — include new sections and some reconstructed paths that anglers have hiked for decades to travel down the canyon walls and reach the rivers below. “These are some of the best trails in the Central Oregon desert,” Tom Mottl, recreation planner for the BLM Prineville District in 2010, told me that year when I first explored the trails. “Some of the most dramatic stuff you’ll see. It’s a totally different environment. If you’re looking for canyon country in Central Oregon, this is it. It’s a mini-Grand Canyon type of experience.” Mason and I needed to hike only about two miles to get that experience. After passing through juniper and sagebrush for about an hour, we arrived at the intersection of the Otter Bench, Pink and Opal Canyon trails. When I hiked in this area in 2010, I took the Pink Trail, which led me along a precipitous path all the way down to the Crooked River. With Mason along this time, I decided to take the Opal Canyon Trail — which turned out to be a wise decision. After just a short uphill hike, the trail emerged on a cliffside that offered breathtaking views of the deep, rugged canyon and the river far below.

Mason and I marveled at the desert scenery as we continued along the Opal Canyon Trail. We came across a mountain biker who was descending the rocky trail along the steep drop-off. (Mountain bikes are allowed on the Otter Bench and Opal Canyon trails.) Some hiking paths in the trail system are moderately challenging, and some are difficult. Otter Bench is considered the easiest trail in the system, according to the BLM. The trails down to the rivers are the most demanding, and bikes and horses are prohibited on them. After another half-hour of hiking and gazing at the canyon, we decided to turn around. We headed back on the Horny Hollow Trail to make it more of a loop hike. While most of the trails in the Otter Bench system are singletrack,

Horny Hollow is more of a dirt road that parallels the rim of the canyon. We completed the hike in less than three hours, and we saw just two others along the way — one hiker and one mountain biker — not counting those we came across at the trailhead. Many of the BLM trailheads in Crooked River Ranch — Otter Bench on the Crooked River and Steelhead Falls, Foley Waters and Scout Camp on the Deschutes — are reached via public roads. The Steelhead Falls and Foley Waters trails, both popular among anglers, have existed for many years but are now defined and designated by the BLM. No matter which trail hikers choose, Crooked River Ranch is a gateway to the solitude, and the stark beauty, of Central Oregon canyon country.

Leave marine mammal alone It’s normal for young marine mammals (seals and sea lions in Oregon) to rest on the shore. If they’re pups, their mothers are more than likely hunting and feeding in the waters offshore. Although our first reaction is to do something, it’s best to stay away and let them be.

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Mason Morical, 5, checks out the view of the Crooked River Gorge from the Opal Canyon Trail in Jefferson.The Crooked River Gorge is 300-feetdeep, 4-mile-long gorge that offers some of the most breath-taking desert scenery in Central Oregon.

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tors to keep their distance. ■ If the animal is hurt or in distress, or you see someone disturbing, moving, touching or feeding the animal (it’s against the law), call the Oregon State Police Tipline, 800-452-7888. For information about stranded animals, visit the NOAA Fisheries website.

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NEWS AND NOTES ■ Winter steelhead fishing is picking up — recent rains brought more fish into many levels, but be prepared for low, clear conditions as water levels drop. ■ With all the local rivers low and clear, Garrison Lake may be the best option for anglers wanting to do a little fishing. ■ Lost Creek Reservoir also can be a winter trout hotspot, and is the best bet for Rogue Valley anglers at this time. Trout to 18 inches have been caught near the dam recently. Willow Lake is also worth a try for trout anglers.

Take a bird hunting trip and the new increased possession limits Possession limits were increased to three times the daily bag limit for all migratory birds, so it’s a great time to go hunt in a new area.

Report your tags by Jan. 31 — even if you didn’t hunt or weren’t successful Hunters are required to report on every deer, elk, cougar, bear, pronghorn and turkey tag purchased. Hunters who fail to report their 2013 deer and elk tags by the deadline (Jan. 31, 2014 for most hunts) will have to pay a $25 penalty fee to purchase a 2015 hunting license. Report online or call 1-866-947-ODFW (6339).

FISHING Tenmile Basin: steelhead A few steelhead were caught in Tenmile Creek over the past week. A few steelhead have been reported in the Eel Lake trap, meaning fish are also in Eel Creek. Fishing in Eel Creek opened on Jan. 1. In the Tenmile Basin, from Dec. 1 through April 30, anglers may keep one additional adipose fin-clipped steelhead per day for a total aggregate of three adult fish harvested daily. Umpqua River: winter steelhead The South Umpqua is open for winter steelhead fishing. Few steelhead are in the south during December, but numbers increase throughout January and February and peak in March. Most hatchery steelhead return to the South Umpqua, so anglers interested in harvesting a hatchery fish will be most successful in the south. Fishing and boating will improve once rain warms up the water and provides more flow. Despite last week’s rain, the south is forecasted to drop fairly quickly. However bank anglers may enjoy some good success. Winchester Bay: winter steelhead Steelhead will be migrating up the Umpqua for the next several months. Most steelhead fishing in the lower, main and north Umpqua is catch-and-release since most of the fish are wild. Anglers wishing to harvest a hatchery fish should focus on the South Umpqua. Loon Lake: rainbow trout, bass, bluegill Loon Lake has been stocked with more than 8,000 trout. The lake can also provide good fishing for crappie, bluegill and bass. Fishing is slow and both the BLM and resort’s boat ramps are closed. Coos River Basin: Dungeness crab, bay clams, steelhead

The rain over the past weekend finally brought the river levels up in the Coos Basin. Anglers have been catching steelhead in their typical fishing holes. Water levels have already started to drop and may be low again in some rivers by this coming weekend. In the Coos Basin through April 30, anglers may keep one additional adipose fin-clipped steelhead per day for a total aggregate of three adult fish harvested daily. Anglers wanting to fish the South Fork Coos River will need to pick up an access permit from the Weyerhaeuser Dellwood office. Crabbing in Coos Bay has been good with both crabbers from boats and docks picking up legal-size crab. 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. C l a m m i n g 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. Coquille River Basin: steelhead Over the past weekend anglers reported catching fish in both the North Fork and South Fork Coquille rivers. River levels have started to drop and the smaller rivers will most likely be low by this weekend. In the Coquille Basin through April 30, anglers may keep one additional adipose fin-clipped steelhead per day for a total aggregate of three adult fish harvested daily.

HUNTING Waterfowl numbers in Coos County bays are good in inland valleys. This means that while hunting for ducks and geese will not be as good in the bays it has improved in inland valleys. What tends to be particularly attractive for these birds are places where pasture or other agricultural lands flood with a foot or two of standing water. This situation makes food, in the form of seeds and invertebrates, available for feeding waterfowl. Since agricultural lands are in private ownership hunters must secure permission to hunt these places. Good areas to look for concentrations of waterfowl are the Coquille Valley near Coquille or Myrtle Point and agricultural fields near the Coquille River estuary and Coos Bay. Those interested in hunting coastal bays will find that some waterfowl are still using these areas. Also, sea duck numbers are quite high in the bays. These birds will not disperse inland as rain occurs, so they will be accessible until the season closes Jan. 26. Wilson’s snipe season is open and will continue until Feb. 16. There are good numbers of birds in the County presently. Look for these shore birds in the vicinity of flooded grass, marshes and areas in clear cuts where puddling occurs. They will be in these areas searching for invertebrates to eat. Remember that while hunting snipe is much like hunting upland birds, lead shot may not be used or possessed while hunting them. So use non-toxic shot when hunting snipe even if you find them in upland settings. Grouse brood survival has been very low the past few years due to rainy weather in May and June, which caus-

es 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 farmland for California quail or on exposed ridges for mountain quail. Cougar hunting is 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. Coyote populations are good in Coos County and they will often respond to calls. Calling coyotes in the coast range is challenging due to brush. Many landowners with sheep are complaining about losses of sheep to coyote predation. Hunters interested in hunting coyotes may find success in asking for permission to hunt private land where landowners are losing sheep.

TRAPPING Bobcat and Gray Fox – Currently open. Healthy populations throughout Western Oregon. The last day of the season for these species is Feb. 28. River Otter, Beaver, Raccoon – Currently open. Healthy populations throughout Western Oregon. The last day of the season for these species is March 15. Mink and Muskrat – Currently open. Healthy populations throughout Western Oregon. The last day of the season for mink and muskrat is March 31. Marten – Currently open. Good populations at higher elevations of the Cascades. The last day of the season is Jan. 31.

YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE Marine Mammals Seal and sea lion abundance in coastal waters around Coos County is high at 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 an 800-452-7888. Waterfowl Waterfowl numbers are still high in coastal bays and marshes but, as winter storms occur and flooding develops in inland basins, these birds will move to inland agricultural fields. As flooding occurs in these areas, high quality feeding opportunities become available. A birding tour on North Bank Lane and state Highway 42S will provide many opportunities to view waterfowl as they feed in these agricultural fields. Sea ducks are scoters, eiders, harlequin ducks and other ducks that spend most of their lives in the ocean or estuaries or near these environments. Surf scoters are the most common sea duck in Coos County. Presently there are large numbers of them in local bays. These ducks are strong swimmers and fliers. They often are found in flocks numbering in the hundreds. The Coos Bay North Spit is a good place to see these birds gathered in flocks that at times are vast.


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