Wednesday, March 20
Curry County Democrats will host a Celebration of Spring party and potluck from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Democratic Headquarters, 619 Chetco Ave., Brookings. Attendees are encouraged to bring spring flowers from their gardens and a spring-inspired potluck dish to share. For information, call 541-412-DEMS (3367) or visit http://www.currydemocrats.org.
Soroptimist International of Brookings will have its program meeting at noon at Sebastian’s Seafood Grill, 16011 Boat Basin Road, Harbor.
The Harlem Crowns basketball team plays for fun at 7 p.m. at Del Norte High School, 1301 El Dorado St., Crescent City. Tickets are $9 presale and are available at Del Norte Office Supply, or $10 at the door. The event is a fundraiser for the annual DNHS Safe and Sober Graduation Party.
Kids Club meets at Living Waters Foursquare Church, 1136 Fifield St., at 7 p.m. For more information, call 541-469-5757.
FACE Cancer Support Group meets at 12:30 p.m. at Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St., Brookings. For information, call Marie Kirk at 541-412-7977.
Curry County Master Gardeners will have a plant clinic from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oregon State University Extension Office at the Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach. For information, call 541-247-6672 or 800-356-3986.
A pinochle group meets at 12:30 p.m. downstairs in the Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings. For information, call 541-469-6822.
Awana Club meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Community Church, 607 Pacific Ave., Brookings. For information, call 541-469-2014 or visit brookingsbaptistchurch.com.
Community Kitchens offers free meals from noon to 1 p.m. at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 820 Old County Road, Brookings. Donations are welcome. Everyone is invited. For information, call 541-469-3411.
Renegade line dance class for beginners is from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by classes for intermediate to advanced dancers from 7:15 to 8:30 at Ship Ashore Resort, 12370 Highway 101, Smith River. For information, call 707-464-6866.
A computer class, taught by James Warren, that focuses on Macintosh and Windows is offered from 10 to 11 p.m., in the Chetco Activity Center computer room, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings. For information, call 541-469-6822.
Girl Scout Troop 30023 meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Azalea Middle School room 16, 505 Pacific Ave., Brookings. For more information, call Troop Leader Jacque Graves at 541-412-3404.
Thursday, March 21
The Chetco Library Book Discussion Group will meet in the Chetco Community Public Library Annex, 402 Alder St., Brookings. The group will discuss “The Believers” by Zoe Heller. Everyone is welcome.
Friends of the Brookings-Harbor Aquatic Center will meet at 7 p.m. at the Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St., Brookings.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) OR432 members weigh-in from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. The program and business meeting is from 9 to 10 a.m. at Sea View Senior Living Community, 98059 Gerlach Lane, Harbor. For more information, call 541-412-0726 or 541-251-3775.
Game day is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings.
Chess players gather at 1 p.m. at the Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St., Brookings. For information, call 541-469-8461 or 541-469-4353.
Mexican train dominoes are played at 5 p.m. in the Driftwood Estates Mobile Home Estates clubhouse, 16063 Driftwood Lane, Harbor. Both hand and foot players are welcome. For information, call 541-251-3442.
Cub Scouts meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Scout Hall, 414 Azalea Park Road, Brookings. For information, call Cubmaster Jerry Law at 541-646-9270.
Community Kitchens offers free meals from noon to 1 p.m. at Brookings Presbyterian Church, 540 Pacific Ave. Donations are welcome. Everyone is invited. For information, call 541-469-3725.
Al-Anon Family Group meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 209 Wharf St., Brookings.
Oasis Shelter Home offers a free support group for women at 11 a.m. at Fleet Street Counseling, 624 Fleet St., Brookings. For more information, call 541-373-1630.
Star of the Sea Thrift Store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 820 Old County Road, Brookings. The sale of goods benefits the needy, the church and Catholic education. The store is also open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, March 22
Star of the Sea Catholic Church will be having a fish fry in observance of Lent. This is the final fish fry of the holiday. Fish, prepared as desired, will be served from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the church, 820 Old County Road, Brookings. The cost is $7.50 for adults, $4 for children 5-12 and free for children younger than 5. Everyone is welcome.
Brookings textile artists gather from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Manley Art Center and Gallery, 433 Oak St., Brookings. For information, call Marge Norvelle at 541-469-1949.
Chetco Shrine Club meets at 11:30 a.m. at Sebastian’s Bar and Grill, 16011 Boat Basin Road, Harbor.
Community Kitchens offers free meals from noon to 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1200 Easy St., Brookings. Donations are welcome. Everyone is invited. For information, call 541-469-3411.
Arnis (Philippine martial art of stick fighting) classes are offered at 7 p.m. at South Coast Fitness Center in the Brookings-Harbor Shopping Center. For information, call 541-469-7118.
Al-Anon meets at noon at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 401 Fir St., Brookings. For information, call 541-469-5504, 541-469-0972 or 707-487-9046. The group also meets at 10 a.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Mondays.
Bingo is played at 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Brookings Elks Lodge, 800 Elk Drive. The public is welcome.
Pelican Bay Amateur Radio Club meets for coffee and to discuss ham radio at 8:30 a.m. at Dee-Ann’s Tea Room, 434 Redwood St., Brookings. Those interested in amateur radio are invited to attend. For more information, call 541-469-7240.
Saturday, March 23
Kalmiopsis Audubon Society will have a birding field trip around the Port of Brookings Harbor. Meet in the parking lot at the corner of Alder Street and Spruce Drive across from the Chetco Community Public Library to car pool. No birding experience is required and experts are welcome to share their knowledge. Binoculars are recommended. In the event of rain, call Gary Maschmeyer at 541-412-0806 to learn when the event will be rescheduled.
A No Name-Calling Week fundraiser will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fred Meyer entrance, 325 Fifth St., Brookings, sponsored by TheCitizensWhoCare.org. Orange wrist bands will be available for donations. The event will continue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24.
The Brookings-Harbor Shoe Exchange will be from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Brookings Elks Lodge lower level, 800 Elk Drive. Shoes of different styles are available in all sizes. All are in good shape and are available for free. Donations of shoes in any condition are accepted at shoe bins at Ray’s Food Place in Brookings, Shop Smart in Harbor, Smith River School and Julindra Recycling in Crescent City. For more information, call Linda Schreiber at 541-469-9850.
Disabled American Veterans, S.R. Pyne Chapter 20 , will meet for a Commander’s Breakfast from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. at the Beachcomber Restaurant, 800 Chetco Ave., Brookings, followed by a meeting at 10 a.m. at Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St., Brookings. For information about veterans’ services, attend the meeting or call 541-254-1141 or 707-954-3657.
Oregon Emergency Management brings its Tsunami Road Show to the Brookings Elks Lodge, 800 Elk Drive, Brookings from 2 to 4 p.m.
The annual spring Whale Watching Week has “Whale Spoken Here” volunteers posted at coastal headlands to help spot the California gray whales from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Saturday, March 30. Sites are at Cape Ferrelo Viewpoint and Harris Beach State Park in Brookings and Brother Jonathan Point in Crescent City.
The annual Redwood Wild River Run kicks off at 11 a.m. along Douglas Park Drive and Howland Hill Road in Hiouchi.
Al-Anon Fourth Step meets at 10 a.m. at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 401 Fir St., Brookings. For information, call 541-469-0972 or 541-469-2931.
Sunday, March 24
The Friends of Unitarian Universalists will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the Evergreen Federal Bank meeting room, 850 Chetco Ave., Brookings. The program will be a discussion of GMO foods. The program will be followed by refreshments and fellowship. Everyone is welcome. For information, call 541-469-6395.
Rev. Rosa Redtail will create a Wiccan ritual to honor spring (ostara) from 1 to 4 p.m. at 549A Chetco Ave. (upstairs from Gypsies). Participants are asked to bring a hard-boiled egg decorated with symbols of how they would like to grow or create in their lives this season. The cost is $10.
Monday, March 25
The Azalea Quilt Guild meets in the Driftwood Estates Mobile Home Park community room, 16063 Driftwood Lane, Harbor. Fun day begins at 10 a.m. Members will be using a variety of patterns to put together half-square triangles. This will be followed by a potluck. People are asked to bring a dish to share. Evening activities begin with social time at 6 followed by the meeting at 6:30. Anyone interested in entering a quilt during the Azalea Festival quilt show are invited to complete their applications and have their quilts photographed either during fun day or the meeting. For more information,call 541-412-7498.
Tuesday, March 26
A free showing of the movie “Bully” will be at Redwood Theater, 621 Chetco Ave., Brookings. The PG-13 version will be shown at 10:15 a.m. and the G version will be at 11:10. Those wearing an orange wristband obtained from a weekend fundraiser at Fred Meyer will be eligible for raffle drawings.
A vigil will be at 6 p.m. on the front lawn of Brookings-Harbor High School, 625 Pioneer Road, Brookings, to commemorate the life of Dorothy Shull, who would be a senior this year.
The Pregnancy Care Center of Brookings, located at 344 Pacific Ave., offers free and confidential pregnancy tests, education on all pregnancy options, parenting classes, baby and maternity items and more. The center is open from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Client classes are offered on Tuesdays. For information about classes or about the center, call 541-469-1846. A 24-hour hotline is available at 800-395-4357.
Moms In Touch International meets for prayers weekly. For information, call Ruth Wilson at 541-469-4798.
Alcoholics Anonymous has many meetings from which to choose. Locations and times in Brookings-Harbor may be obtained by phoning 541-469-2440. In Gold Beach, call 541-247-9038 or 541-247-0695.
Oasis Shelter Home provides a haven for women and their children to be free of domestic violence, sexual abuse and resulting homelessness. Oasis offers a women’s peer support group in Gold Beach that is open to the public. Call 541-247-7600 or 800-447-1167 for dates, times and assistance.
CC’s Cancer Resource Center offers free counseling and resource options daily to women addressing cancer issues. The resource center is inside CC’s Upscale Resale Clothing Store in the Brookings-Harbor Shopping Center in Harbor. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The resource center also hosts Tea at Ten group meetings every Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. For information, call 541-469-2072.
The Christian Science Reading Room and Bookstore, 429 Pine St., Brookings, is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The room contains products and resources for the exploration of spiritual healing. For information, call 541-469-2398.