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Saturday, May 3, 2014 The World

Molly’s Revenge headlines the Celtic Fest at the Hales Center for the Performing Arts..........Page7

Expressions West 2014 winners announced and on display. Visit during Tall Ship Days ......Page 3

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Tall Ship Days COOS BAY — The tall ships visiting Coos Bay have officially become a tradition celebrating a rich maritime and cultural history in Coos Bay. Sailing vessels were once constructed and are still being repaired right here in the “Kuse Bay area.” A proclamation was recently endorsed by the Coos Bay Boat Building Center, the International Port of Coos Bay, Coos Maritime and Historical Museum, the cities of Coos Bay and North Bend to designate Coos Bay the Tall Ships Port of Oregon. From the proclamation, a longstanding relationship with the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain from Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority has become official. By Alysha Beck, The World The first Tall Ship Days will include Captain JB Morrison oversees the crew on the Lady Washington during a Reconciliation Ceremony sail that special offers at participating downtown met on the water in front of The Mill Casino on May 5, 2013. restaurants, open mic performances with the likelihood of salty song, the screening

of a documentary film that shows life on the seas aboard at 13-story high masted sailing ship, a treasure hunt, a pub crawl, water sports activities and cleanups, a traditional Native American canoe display and Reconciliation Ceremony which reenacts the welcoming of visitors to our shore and the opening of Coos Bay Farmers Market. Sponsors of this year’s Tall Ship Days include the Coos Bay Downtown Association, Coos Bay Boat Building Center, Sol Coast Consulting and Design, and Downtown Health and Fitness. Find the tall ships at waterfront at Coos Bay Boardwalk, U.S. Highway 101 and Anderson Avenue, Coos Bay. For updated information on Tall Ship Days, visit www.CoosBayDowntown.org. Tickets are available now for all sailings, though they are expected to sell quickly. All sails require advance tickets, call 800200-5239 or buy online at www.historicalseaport.org.


Friday, May 2 ■ Welcome and Walk-on ours, 4-5

p.m. A $3 donation per person requested. ■ Downtown Coos Bay Pirate Theme Wine Walk 5-7:30 p.m. Start at Coos Bay Visitor Information Center, 50 Central Ave. Map and commemorative wine glass costs $10. Proceeds benefit Coos Bay Boat Building Center, Friends of the South Slough National Estuarine Reserve, The Egyptian Theatre Preservation Association and Coos Art Museum. Also visit Bay Appliance for a canoe raffle. Winner will be announced at 7 p.m. For more information, call 541269-1222, ext. 248. ■ Open Mic 6-9 p.m. at Orcoast Music, 787 Newmark Ave., the historic Empire District of Coos Bay. ■ Chef’s Table 6 p.m., Oregon Coast Culinary Institute, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Reservations, 541-888-1540. Saturday, May 3 ■ Traditional Native American Canoe Display 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Coos Bay Boardwalk, U.S. Highway 101 and Anderson Avenue, Coos Bay. ■ Walk-on tours, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A $3 donation per person requested. ■ South Coast Celtic Fest 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Hales Center for the Performing Arts, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Vendors and live music free admission, 10 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. 24 Hands-on workshops, $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Evening concerts, begin at 7 p.m. Cost is $20. Featured: Molly’s Revenge plus Kitchen Ceilidh and Oregon Coast Pipes and Drums. Celtic dinner buffet begins at 5 p.m., $7 at the door. Event tickets available at: Off the Record, Books by the Bay, Coos Bay Visitors Center and Bandon Mercantile. ■ Downtown Coos Bay Treasure Hunt 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Find your first clue and a map to the self guided tour at Coos Bay Boardwalk, U.S. Highway 101 and Anderson Avenue, Coos Bay. ■ Battle sails, 2-5 p.m. Cost is $43$63. ■ Evening sail on the Hawaiian Chieftain, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Cost is $43 all ages. Sunday, May 4 ■ Adventure Sail on Hawaiian Chieftain 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $39. A Reconciliation Ceremony will be hosted by the Lady Washington at The Mill Casino-Hotel waterfront. ■ Battle sails, 2-5 p.m. Cost is $43$63. Monday, May 5 ■ Historic Downtown Coos Bay Walking Tour noon, meet at Coos Bay Visitor Information Center, 50 Central

Ave., Coos Bay. Tuesday, May 6 ■ Walk-on tours, 4-5 p.m. A $3 donation per person requested. Wednesday, May 7 ■ Coos Bay Farmers Market Opens 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Downtown Coos Bay on Central Avenue. ■ Walk-on tours, 4-5 p.m. A $3 donation per person requested. ■ Evening sail on the Hawaiian Chieftain, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $33. Thursday, May 8 ■ Historic Downtown Coos Bay Walking Tour noon, meet at Coos Bay Visitor Information Center, 50 Central Ave., Coos Bay. ■ Walk-on tours, 4-5 p.m. A $3 donation per person requested. ■ “Tall Ship: High Sea Adventure” 7 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. ABC’s World of Discovery program, narrated by Jason Robards. This documentary set aboard The Danmark, a fully-rigged sailing ship owned by the Danish Maritime Authority Copenhagen shows its incredible journey across the North Atlantic. Friday, May 9 ■ Walk-on tours, 4-5 p.m. A $3 donation per person requested. ■ Chef’s Table 6 p.m., Oregon Coast Culinary Institute, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Reservations, 541-888-1540. ■ Open Mic 6-9 p.m. at Orcoast Music, 787 Newmark Ave., the historic Empire District of Coos Bay. Saturday, May 10 ■ Walk-on tours, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A $3 donation per person requested. ■ Community Paddle Day and Cleanup 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Waterfront at Coos Bay Boardwalk, U.S. Highway 101 and Anderson Avenue, Coos Bay. Bring your own watercraft or join others for a paddling clean-up event celebrating tall ships. Some boats, paddles and life jackets will be available. 541-297-6773 ■ Battle sails, 2-5 p.m. Cost is $43$63. ■ Evening sail on the Lady Washington, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $43 all ages. ■ O Ship! Pub Crawl 7-10 p.m. Yellow Cab Taxi will shuttle adventurers between participating pubs. Check with the Coos Bay Downtown Association for details. Sunday, May 11 ■ Walk-on tours, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A $3 donation per person requested. ■ Adventure sail on the Lady Washington, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $43 all ages. ■ Battle sails, 2-5 p.m. Cost is $43$63.

COOS BAY — In conjunction with the opening of the Expressions West 2014 exhibition on April 23, juror Robert Canaga announced his selection of prize winners in this 13-state painting competition. The first three honors in Expressions West 2014 went to Washington artists: first place and a $1,000 prize was awarded to Harold W. Johnson of SeaTac, for his oil “Portland, the Max.” Second place and $750 prize was presented to Austin Dwyer of Mukilteo, for his oil “Fiona’s World.” And Jim Matthew of Des Moines, received the third place and a $250 award for his acrylic, “Stepping Out.” Four Honorable Mention recipients are: Lillian Almeida of Eugene, for “Jay 1,” acrylic and latex; David Castleberry of Charleston, for “Light on the Pond,” oil; Aaron Hatefi of Coquille, for “The Pianist,” oil; and Kirk Lybecker of Portland, for “The Lessening Dissatisfaction of Distance,” oil. Entry of Merit awards went to: Scott Berger of Driggs, Idaho; Rebecca Fogg of Emeryville, Calif.; Virginia Gourley of Coos Bay; and Claudia Schouten of Eugene.

Coos Art Museum 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $5 general, $2 students, veterans and seniors; and free to museum members.

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Above, first place winner Harold W. Johnson of SeaTac, for his oil “Portland, the Max” was awarded $1,000. On the cover,Austin Dwyer of Mukilteo, for his oil “Fiona’s World”earned second place and a prize of $750. Expressions West is now in its 18th year and remains one of the premier exhibitions held annually at Coos Art Museum. This year’s exhibition runs through June 28. Juror Robert Canaga was born in Oregon and makes his home in Eugene. He is known as one of the state’s most experimental printmakers, and currently focuses on abstract painting in oil, raw pigments and wax.

His involvement in the arts community spans decades. He is curator at The Gallery at the Watershed in Eugene, past president of the board for Oregon Mozart Players and former curator at Opus6IX Gallery. His work is collected nationally. Canaga’s own paintings are also on display at the Museum in the Mabel Hansen Gallery. His solo exhibition runs consecutively with Expressions West 2014.

Celebrate watching “Tall Ship: High Sea Adventure” Actor Jason Robards narrates this documentary set aboard The Danmark, a fully-rigged sailing ship owned by the Danish Maritime Authority Copenhagen, for a remarkable journey across the stormy North Atlantic. Eighty cadets — young men and women — signed on for a four-month training expedition, documented by Emmy Award-winning producer James Lipscomb and his crew. From the drudgery and discipline of life at sea, to the fear of high-sea gales, to the sheer danger of 13-story high masts, they experience the thrill of a lifetime on this high sea adventure. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of Coos Bay Public Library and open to the public. For more information, please visit http://bay.cooslibraries.org or call 541-269-1101.

Local railroad group to celebrate Amtrak National Train Day COOS BAY — Join the Oregon Coast Historical Railway in Coos Bay in celebrating Amtrak’s National Train Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, with an open house featuring tours, equipment demonstrations, free food and refreshments at their display area and museum at 766 S. First St. (U.S. Highway 101), Coos Bay. Railroaders from several eras will be on hand to share their experiences and explain the function of equipment. Youngsters can ring vintage bells, including the one on steam engine No. 104, and there will be other hands-on opportunities. Visitors can explore the group’s two vintage cabooses, and sit at the controls of diesel engine No. 111 and a vintage Caterpillar tractor. Also check the progress of the group’s latest restoration effort, a 1927-era steam crane that worked on the rails and in the woods of Coos County. Call Dick Jamsgard at 541-297-6130 for information.

BANDON — Art by the Sea Gallery will be hosting the late John Schiefer’s artwork during the month of May. The public can purchase his art by making a donation to the Bandon High School Art Program at the gallery. John Schiefer was the owner of BASS Art Supply for many years, and after selling the business he continued to work at Bandon Artist Supply in Old Town. He was a prolific painter and enjoyed visiting with everyone who came in to buy supplies. His landscape paintings in oil were featured last year in a show at Southern Coos Hospital. Some of those will be available along with other works in a variety of mediums. Art by the Sea Gallery is located in the Continuum Building on the pedway in Old Town Bandon. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m., every day May through October. For information, call 541-347-5355.

Habitat in Coos Bay builds a home COOS BAY — Habitat for Humanity in Coos Bay has materials. A grant for $5,000 will help procure materials and is sponsored by Lowe’s in Roseburg. This home will go to a qualifying family headed by a single mother whose income is below the 50 percent median. The Women Build Event is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at 1085 Webster, in Coos Bay. Free lunch will be provided for those who participate. Limited to 18 years and older. Register by calling 541756-9080 or by emailing info@coosbayhabitat.org.

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Classes & Workshops SATURDAY, MAY 3 Flower Power Plant Your Garden Glass Class 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sage Place, 525 11th St. SE, Bandon. Cost is $35, materials included. Register at 541-329-0303.

MONDAY, MAY 5 Safe Boating Class 6:30-8:30 p.m., Coos Bay Power Squadron Building, 90346 Guano Rock Lane, Charleston Marina. Four additional two-hour classes will be required, May 12, 15 and 19. Registration is required, call 541-888-6178, 541-290-3947,

Ready, Set, Start your Business 541-266-8187 or register at the first class. Cost is $35, includes a Workshop 2-4 p.m., The Busifree six-month trial membership ness Center, 2455 Maple Leaf, North Bend. Learn many to USPS and CAPS. aspects of owning your own business. Cost is $20, registraTUESDAY, MAY 6 tion is required. Call 541-756AARP Safe Driving Program 9 6866 or email a.m.-4 p.m. Southwestern Oremloiselle@socc.edu. gon Community College, Empire F o od Handlers Class 3:30 p.m., Hall, Lakeview G, Coos Bay. Intended for those 55 and older. Bandon Senior High School, Some insurance companies may cafeteria, 550 Ninth St., S.W., offer a discount after taking this Bandon. Be prepared to pay $10 class. Cost is $20 or $15 to AARP cash for card if passed. Register at 541-751-2431 members. Register by calling 541-269-0845.

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Geology Lecture Series: ‘Plastics in the Global Ocean’ 7 p.m., Hales Center for the Performing Arts, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Featured: Dr. Giora Proskurowski. Guests: Washed Ashore, Surfriders, South Slough and Coos Watershed. Live stream www.socc.edu.

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COOS BAY — A free geology lecture sponsored by Oregon Resources Corporation, the SWOCC Foundation and the college, will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Hales Center for the Performing Arts. Giora Proskurowski, University of Washington, will present “Plastic in the Global Ocean.” As a chemistry major graduate from Amherst College, Proskurowski was lured to earth sciences by the prospect of using the submersible, Alvin, to study hydrothermal vents. He earned his degrees in chemical oceanography studying the connections between biology, geology and FRIDAY, MAY 9 chemistry at deep-sea hot vents. He has spent more than a year in the middle of the ocean, five days on the seafloor, Estuary Explorers Spring Series and months in the center of the North Atlantic and North 12:30-4 p.m., South Slough Reserve Interpretive Center, Pacific gyres. 61907 Seven Devils Road, Several local groups, including Washed Ashore, Charleston. Children can explore Surfriders, South Slough National Estuarine Research the estuary. Cost is $7 per child. Reserve and Coos Watershed, will also have a presence in Dress for the weather and a the lobby before and after the talk. hike, bring lunch and water. Gregory Retallack, University of Oregon, will speak on Limited space, registration is “Precambrian Life on Land” Saturday, June 7. required. Call 541-888-5558. All lectures are live-streamed and archived, with access from the college website at www.socc.edu. For SATURDAY, MAY 10 information, call Ron Metzger at 541-888-7216. Introduction to Bird Watching 1011:30 a.m., South Slough Reserve Interpretive Center, 61907 Seven Devils Road, Coos Bay Farmers Market Charleston. Dress for weather, Wednesday, May 7, is the opening day for Coos Bay Farmers Market. Every bring scopes and binoculars. Wednesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., vendors will line Central Avenue in downtown Coos Bay Celebrate International Migrato- between U.S. Highway 101 and Fourth Street. The market will continue to be open ry Bird Day. Call 541-888-5558. Wednesdays through October. for Saving 6 p.m., Owen Building, 201 N. Adams, Coquille. Fragrance free please. Growing Seeds for Saving will be presented by Sue Hopkins. Roundtable led by Heike-Marie Eubanks on Proactive Gardening for Seed Saving. www.coquillevalleyseedlibrary.org

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Heaven is for Real — PG • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 1:00; S-Th: 3:35, 6:10, 8:40 • Redwood Cinema: S-Su: 1:00, 4:00; S-Th: 7:00; W: 2:00

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Transcendence — PG-13 • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 12:55; S-Th: 3:45, 6:30, 9:15

Rio 2 — G • Pony Village Cinema: S-Su: 12:10; S-Th: 2:45, 5:20; S-W: 7:55 Pony Village Cinema, North Bend: 541-756-3447 Redwood Cinema, Brookings: 541-412-7575

Farmers ready for local markets

You will find fresh seasonal local produce, food vendors with a variety of options for your palate. Artisans will display their wares, plant enthusiasts will offer garden lovers flowers or plants, you will find local honey, mushrooms, meat products and hear live music. Sunday Public Market The Sunday Public Market will begin Aug. 3 and continue through Oct. 26. The hours will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the north parking lot of the Coos Bay Visitor Information Center, U.S. Highway 101 and Commercial Avenue in downtown Coos Bay. For information, call Sarah Crawford at 541-266-9706. Old Town Marketplace The Port of Bandon’s Old Town Marketplace opened for the season on Friday, May 2. The market will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through December. For information, contact the port at 541-347-3206. Also at the marketplace, the third annual Good Earth Garden Fair and Plant Sale will offer organic vegetable, flower and herb starts for sale. Other participants in the garden fair and plant sale include OSU Extension Service Master Food Preservers, Coos Watershed, garden experts, Raven’s Eye and bug/disease education. Raffle items include custom-built cedar planters, benches, local art, seeds, baskets and gardening supplies. For information, call Rushel Reed at 541-297-5806. The Coquille Valley Farmers Market The farmers market in Coquille is changing its name, day and location. The market traditionally has been Thursdays in front of the Coquille Community Building but will be moving to a location that will accommodate more people and have additional parking. The Coquille Valley Farmers Market will be located just off state Highway 42, at the only stop light on Highway 42 in Coquille, exit toward the river onto Mill Street. Plans are to open at 9 a.m. Saturdays and to continue through October, weather permitting. New vendors are welcome. For information, call The Coquille Sentinel at 541396-3191. Port Orford Saturday Farmers Market Saturday Farmers Market is set to open Saturday, May 24, and continue through Oct. 5. Hours will be 9 a.m. to noon at the Port Orford Community Co-op site located at U.S. Highway 101 and Eighth Street. For information visit www.portorfordcoop.org.


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Noon - 7:00 pm Enjoy food vendors, beer garden and live entertainment Sample over 20 craft brews for a $10 donation* Noon - 3:00 pm Live Entertainment by Hans Olson. Outdoor event tent Sample BBQ from the competitors 2:00 - 4:00 pm Eating contests 3:30 - 7:00 pm Live Entertainment by Big Pete Pearson. Outdoor event tent

Noon - 5:00 pm Enjoy food vendors, beer garden and live entertainment Sample over 20 craft brews for a $10 donation* Noon - 3:30 pm Live Entertainment by Big Pete Pearson. Outdoor event tent 2:00 pm Jim Monihan Mac ‘N Cheese Challenge Turn In. 2:30 - 3:30 pm Sample BBQ and Mac ‘N Cheese from the competitors 4:00 pm - Awards Ceremony

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Meet and greet with cooks and professional pitmasters. Live Entertainment by Hans Olson. No host bar. Salmon Room *Proceeds of beer garden benefit the Coos Historical and Maritime Museum & the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.

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GO! Outdoors theworldlink.com/sports/outdoors • Outdoors Editor George Artsitas • 541-269-1222, ext. 236

The swallows have returned

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Flutter and glide, flutter and glide, again and NATURE the boards as the adults swooped up near my face again, executed with agile turns and acrobatic and darted into the nests to feed their young. GUIDE swoops almost too fast to follow with my eyes. The hungry chicks would chatter and jostle JOURNAL The flight pattern was distinctive: Swallows! For each other, jockeying for the best spot, while the many, the return of the swallows equals alighting parent would cram a tasty insect down “Spring!” the throat of the most insistent chick. Swallows are found all over the world, repreDelivery made, the adult would turn and drop sented by about 80 species in total; Coos County off the edge of the nest, opening its wings to claims six or seven species. flutter off for more. Sometimes an adult would Violet-green, tree, cliff and barn are the most take out the garbage with it, carrying off one of common here, while according to Alan the small fecal pellets the chicks produce. Contreras’ “Birds of Coos County, Oregon,” the The drop off the nest is pretty scary, even for northern rough-winged swallows are “uncomswallows born to fly. The parents have to lure MARTY mon” and bank swallows are “vagrants” in our their freshly-fledged young into the air by teasGILES county. Purple martins, the largest North ing them with a promised meal, pulling away just American member of swallow family, are before the youngsters can snatch a bite. Instinct described by Contreras as an “uncommon irregular local takes over when they finally fall out and they usually breeder.” make it to a wire or branch before the ground. The parents All North American swallows are about the same size, continue the technique, eventually leading to in-air feedshape, and general coloring: dark above — usually some ing that helps the young learn to catch meals on their iridescent variety of blue — and lighter below. (Purple own. martins and rough-winged swallows are exceptions: The swallow’s stunning flight is high speed, in-air martins are purple all ‘round and rough-winged swallows predation, as the birds deftly swoop and twist after a are brown above.) variety of insect prey, such as flies and ants and The bird that first caught my eye on this occasion was a grasshoppers. violet-green swallow — identified by the iridescent violetOther predators dart about the air, too, of course. green back, contrasting white belly and showy white patch- However, bat flight tends to be more erratic in rhythm es that creep up the sides above the tail, almost meeting in and direction and is usually at dusk, dark, or pre-dawn. the middle on top. And swifts seemly vibrate their pointed, stiff wings as Barn swallows have always been my favorite, though. If they fly, looking almost as if the wings are alternating in they weren’t so common, they’d be revered for their beau- beats. ty — iridescent near-purplish backs with a buff-colored While sighting the first swallow may signal spring, belly and a rufous throat. The fanciest and most distinc- watching the aerial acrobatics of swallows will certainly tive barn swallow feature is the male’s long, forked tail. be one of the highlights of summer. For information on how you can arrange an exploI was enraptured by the barn swallows when I was a child in the Willamette Valley. They’d build their nearly ration of our fascinating natural history, contact Giles at spherical nests, one small glob of mud at a time, in the 541-267-4027, mgiles@wavecrestdiscoveries.com, or high eaves of the big barn near our house. I’d sit for hours www.facebook.com/wavecrestdiscoveries. Questions perched high on the hay bales, peering through a gap in and comments about local natural history arewelcome.

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ODFW: Raffles “Dream” big game hunt SALEM — Some people spend thousands of dollars for the chance to hunt a trophy animal anywhere they want in Oregon. But it could cost you less than five bucks. Raffle tickets for one of 12 Oregon special big game hunts are on sale online, at license agents or by mail order/fax through May 5. Winners get to hunt a long season over a large area or even statewide, a privilege that people often pay thousands of dollars for at auction. Raffle tickets start at just $4.50 for a deer hunt, $6.50 for elk, or $11.50 for a combination deer/elk, bighorn sheep, pronghorn or Rocky Mountain goat ticket. Save on the per-ticket cost by purchasing multiple ticket packages (for example, 100 deer tickets for $101.50). ODFW will raffle off the following 12 hunts at the Oregon Hunters Association State Convention, Saturday, May 17, at the Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville: Governor’s Statewide Deer/Elk Combo, Statewide Deer, Southeast Oregon Deer, Central Oregon Deer, Northeast Oregon Deer, Statewide Elk, Northeast Oregon Elk, Central/Southeast Elk, Western Oregon Elk, Rocky Mountain Goat, Pronghorn Antelope and Bighorn Sheep. Raffle tickets will also be sold at the convention on May 17 from 4:30-7 p.m. The raffle tickets can be given as gifts; just fill out the name of the family member or friend who you want to win the hunt. Raffle tags are also an additional hunt opportunity for anyone who wins, meaning winners can still hunt on a tag drawn in the controlled process or general season tags. Each ticket must be filled out (online or at a license sales agent during the sale, or by hand) to indicate the tag recipient. Tickets not completed during the sales process must be received no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at ODFW Headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE, Salem, OR 97302. Completed tickets can also be handdelivered to the OHA Convention between 4:30-7:30 p.m. on May 17. All raffle ticket buyers or recipients are responsible for mailing tickets to ODFW by the May 15 deadline; see highlighted section below for details including P.O. Box address for mailing tickets. Proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets benefit hunting access, habitat improvement and wildlife research projects in Oregon.

USCG Auxiliary offers boating class The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct an 8hour boating safety education course on Saturday, May 17, in Charleston. The course covers the basics of boating safety, rules of the road and Oregon boating laws. A test at the end of the course will qualify boaters for their Boater Education Card, under the Oregon Mandatory Boater Education Program. The Boater Education Card is required for all motorboat operators of all ages for boats over 10 horsepower. SEE DIGEST | PAGE 7


FRIDAY, MAY 2 Hearts and Hands Crafters Guild Spring Craft Sale 5-8 p.m., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1290 Thompson Road, Coos Bay. Lunch available. Partial proceeds support Young Life Club. “Guys and Dolls” 7 p.m., Little Theatre on the Bay, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend. www.ltob.net.

SATURDAY, MAY 3 Explore Birds of the Estuary 8-10 a.m., meet at Charleston Visitor Information Center, west end of South Slough Bridge on Basin Drive. Dress for weather, bring scopes and binoculars. Guided, $1 each birder. 541-8885558. Hearts and Hands Crafters Guild Spring Craft Sale 8 a.m-4 p.m., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1290 Thompson Road, Coos Bay. Lunch available. Partial proceeds support Young Life Club. Bay Area Brigade Cleanup 9 a.m., Meet at Coos Bay Visitor Information Center, 50 Central Ave., Coos Bay. Brigade team trash tally 11 a.m., meet at North Bend Fire Hall, 1880 McPherson, North Bend for a barbecue sponsored by NW Natural. Register at http://www.solv.org/getinvolved/events/2nd-annual-bay-areabrigade. South Coast Celtic Fest 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Hales Center for the Performing Arts, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Vendors and live music free admission, 10 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. 24 Handson workshops, $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Evening concerts, begin at 7 p.m. Cost is $20. Featured: Molly’s Revenge plus Kitchen Ceilidh and Oregon Coast Pipes and Drums. Celtic dinner buffet begins at 5 p.m., $7 at the door. Event tickets available at: Off the Record, Books by the Bay, Coos Bay Visitors Center and Bandon Mercantile. www.southcoastfolksociety.wordpress.com. Friends of Coos Bay Library Used Book Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Memberships available, $5. Book Reading and Signing 1 p.m., Coos Historical and Maritime Museum, 1220 Sherman Ave., North Bend. Featured authors: Chuck King, Linda Kirk, Carolyn Prola and Mary Ellen Robertson,” Myrtle Point and Vicinity 1893-1950. Film: Winged Migration 1-2:30 p.m., South Slough Reserve Interpretive Center, 61907 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. Follow a variety of birds as they migrate across seven continents. Shown on the big screen, popcorn provided. 541-888-5558. Free Roller Skating 3-5 p.m., Snoddy Memorial Gymnasium, Bay Area Church of the Nazarene, 1850 Clark St., North Bend. Skates

provided for all ages. Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Empty Bowls Fundraiser for South Coast Food Share 3:30-6 p.m., Oregon Coast Culinary Institute, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Live music, silent auction. Bowl of soup and bread $15, seniors and students $10. Bowls made by Bay Area Potters. “Guys and Dolls” 7 p.m., Little Theatre on the Bay, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend. www.ltob.net.

SUNDAY, MAY 4 Friends of Coos Bay Library Used Book Sale noon-4 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Memberships available, $5. Bargains, $3. Game Days 1-4 p.m., Coos Bay Fire Station, 450 Elrod Ave., Coos Bay. Bring board games and snacks to share. 541-888-5249. “Guys and Dolls” 2 p.m., Little Theatre on the Bay, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend. www.ltob.net.

MONDAY, MAY 5 — CINCO DE MAYO Bay Area Teen Idol Auditions. Coos Bay Fire Station, 450 Elrod, Coos Bay. Appointment required for ages 13-18. Consent forms and other requirements to compete. Details at 541-269-0929 or visit www.kdcq.com. Coos Bay Garden Club Plant Sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m., College Park Community Church, 2548 Newmark Ave., North Bend. Proceeds benefit club programs. 541-756-4285.

TUESDAY, MAY 6 Forever Young Adult Book Group 6:30 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library Cedar room, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. For 18 and older. Talk Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. 541-2691101. Canine Good Citizen Test 6:30-8 p.m., HansonMeekins Vet Hospital parking lot, 25 East Lockhart, Coos Bay. 541-266-7440, www.furryfriendstherapydogs.org. Dolphin Players Play Reading 7 p.m., North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend. 541-808-2611.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 SWOCC Student Art Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Eden Hall, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay.

THURSDAY, MAY 8 SWOCC Student Art Sale 10 a.m.4 p.m., Eden Hall, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Pony Village Mall Open Art Show 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Pony Village Mall, 1611 Virginia

DIGEST | FROM PAGE 7 Additional provisions apply to youths. The cost of the course and materials is $15. Registration is required, call 541-267-6152.

Commission sets 2014 halibut seasons

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FRIDAY, MAY 9 SWOCC Student Art Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Eden Hall, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Pony Village Mall Open Art Show 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Pony Village Mall, 1611 Virginia Ave., North Bend. “Guys and Dolls” 7 p.m., Little Theatre on the Bay, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend. www.ltob.net.

SATURDAY, MAY 10 Habitat for Humanity — Women Build Event 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Habitat site, 1085 Webster, Coos Bay. Join by calling 541-756-9080 or email info@coosbayhabitat.org. Lunch will be provided. Let’s Walk and Talk Together! 9:30-11 a.m., Mingus Park, 600 N. 10th St., Coos Bay. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Presented by Coos County Women’s Health Coalition. Music, drawings and other events. 541-297-0421. Headles & Treadles Fiber Guild Meeting 10 a.m., Headles & Treadles, Pony Village Mall, mezzanine suite 20, 1611 Virginia Ave., North Bend. Introduction to Bird Watching 10-11:30 a.m., South Slough Reserve Interpretive Center, 61907 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. Binoculars, spotting scopes and field guides available. 541-888-5558. Amtrak National Train Day 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oregon Coast Historical Railway, 766 S. First St., Coos Bay. Food, refreshments, displays and interactive tours. 541-297-6130. Pony Village Mall Open Art Show 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Pony Village Mall, 1611 Virginia Ave., North Bend. Explore Birds of the Estuary 2-4 p.m., meet at Charleston Visitor Information Center, west end of South Slough Bridge on Basin Drive. Dress for weather, bring scopes and binoculars. Guided, $1 each birder. 541-888-5558. Foreign Film Friday: “Sidewalls” 7 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Argentinean film. “Guys and Dolls” 7 p.m., Little Theatre on the Bay, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend. www.ltob.net.

SUNDAY, MAY 11 — MOTHERS DAY Rhododendron Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Highway, Charleston. Refreshments and experts will be in the Garden House. Parking $5.

SALEM — The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission set the 2014 sport and commercial halibut seasons during its meeting today in North Bend. The Pacific halibut seasons set today are concurrent with those recently adopted by the International Pacific Halibut Commission and the National Marine Fisheries Service, and are similar to 2013 seasons. Though the 2014 U.S. West Coast halibut quota is essentially the same as last year, Oregon anglers will notice four changes that affect sport fisheries: ■ In the Columbia River subarea, the open days will be Thursday through Sunday during the all-depth season — an expansion of the Friday through Sunday open days last year. ■ Also in the Columbia River subarea, a nearshore fishery has been established to allow more groundfish anglers to retain incidental catches of halibut. ■ In the Central Coast subarea, the nearshore fishery will start July 1 and be open seven days a week. This compares to the 2013 season that started May 1 for three days a week. The goal is to provide more fishing opportunity in July when all-depth fisheries are generally closed. ■ The former South of Humbug subarea has been separated at the Oregon and California border, and the Oregon portion is now known as the Southern Oregon subarea. This will allow the Oregon and California fisheries to be managed separately. As with all other subareas, the Southern Oregon subarea will now close once the quota has been attained. The final 2014 Pacific halibut sport seasons are on the ODFW website.

Watch for wildlife on the road SALEM — Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists warn drivers that deer, elk, turtles, frogs and other wildlife are on the move, crisscrossing roads as they seek food, water and necessary habitat. Each year, vehicle collisions kill large numbers of deer and elk and threaten human safety. Frogs, newts, turtles and owls are also frequently killed on highways. “Roads can create dangerous barriers for many species of wildlife, because they often bisect migration paths and can separate breeding, feeding and other areas vital for animals’ survival,” said Simon Wray, ODFW Conservation Biologist, in Bend. “We think of deer and elk mortality because it is so visible, but many wildlife species die on the road every day.” Wildlife and roads is an issue of statewide concern and a number of organizations are doing research and producing tools that can be used to design solutions. ■ An Oregon Department of Transportation map shows which roads in the state have the highest historic incidents of vehicle-wildlife collisions. The map, Wildlife Collision Hot Spots, is available on ODOT’s website. ■ A map of wildlife linkages, places where wildlife are known to cross Oregon’s roads, is available on ODFW’s website. It shows amphibian, reptile and small and large mammal crossings. This data is also incorporated in the new compass wildlife habitat mapping tool. ■ Migration mortality is especially high in Central Oregon. Research conducted near Bend shows that 67 percent of the annual 400 mule deer mortalities in the study area occur during migration months — peaking in May and November. Particularly dangerous areas are primary migration pathways along highways 97 and 31.

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