Saturday, May 10
The Brookings-Harbor Shoe Exchange will be from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Brookings Elks Lodge lower level, 800 Elk Drive. Shoes 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 the Brookings Elks Lodge lower level, Smith River School and Julindra Recycling in Crescent City. For more information, call Linda Schreiber at 541-469-9850.
The Safe and Sober Bruin Bash Auction will be at 6 p.m. in the Brookings-Harbor High School cafeteria, 625 Pioneer Road, Brookings. Live and silent auctions will take place. Refreshments will be served.
The Brookings/Harbor Progressives’ Second Saturday Brunch will be a no-host gathering at Sebastian’s Seafood Grill, 16011 Boat Basin Road, Harbor. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, call 541-469-1970.
The Democratic Headquarters, 619 Chetco Ave., Brookings, will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. There will be a box to gather non-perishable donations for the food bank. For more information, call 541-813-1709.
The Saturday Walk N Talks will be a ranger-led wildflower hike along the Riverview Trail at Loeb State Park. The event is scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Meet at the Loeb day-use parking lot for this 1.25-mile moderate-grade hike.
Muscle Busters will host a geology and plant identification hike to the Hunter Creek Bog southeast of Gold Beach. Meet at Dr. Larsson’s office, 414 Alder St., Brookings, to car pool. Wear waterproof hiking boots, and bring a walking pole, snacks and water. For more information, call Al Collinet at 541-412-8444.
Curry Coastal Republican Women will meet from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cannery Building, 29975 Harbor Drive, Gold Beach. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Men are welcome. For more information or car pooling details, call Dianne Daniels at 541-247-0651.
Curry County Master Gardeners will hold a plant sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Forestry and Floral buildings at the Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach.
The Mother of All 5Ks Fun Run and Walk will begin at 9 a.m. at the North Coast Marine Mammal Center, 424 Howe Drive, Crescent City.
The monthly HOG breakfast meeting will be at 9 a.m. at Sebastian’s Seafood Grill, 16011 Boat Basin Road, Harbor. All Harley riders are welcome. For more information, call Dave Kitchen at 541-661-7437.
The Ruby Van Deventer Wildflower Show will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Del Norte County Fairgrounds, 421 Highway 101 N., Crescent City. The show will feature displays of wildflowers and carnivorous plants, as well as Native American uses of plants and the geology of the area.
A hike along the Stony Creek Trail in Gasquet will be in conjunction with the Ruby Van Deventer Wildflower Show. This moderate, uneven trail is 2 miles round trip. Meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Arts and Crafts Building at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds, 421 Highway 101 N., Crescent City, or at 1 p.m. at the Gasquet Store, 10350 Highway 199. For more information, call 707-465-6191.
The Innominata Garden Club will host a flower show from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Floral Building at the Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach.
The 27th annual America’s Wild Rivers Coast Wine and Music Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach. Admission on Friday is $10, Saturday is $12 or a two-day pass is $15 for guests 21 and older, which includes a limited-edition, commemorative wine glass and a free tasting. Guests younger than 21 are admitted free.
A benefit car wash will be from 9:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Harbor Fire Station, 98069 W. Benham Lane. Proceeds will benefit a firefighter whose home was destroyed last month. Donations may be made to the Simpson Family at Rogue Federal Credit Union.
Community Kitchens offers free meals from noon to 1 p.m. at Azalea Middle School, 505 Pacific Ave., Brookings.
New Thought Study Group meets at 11 a.m. at the Chetco Community Public Library Annex, 402 Alder St., Brookings. For more information, call 541-247-7577.
Sunday, May 11
Two hikes are scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. in conjunction with the Ruby Van Deventer Wildflower Show. One will be to the Mill Creek Watershed, and the other to Lake Earl Wildlife Area. For more information and meeting locations, call 707-954-5253.
Knights of Columbus will serve breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m. in the Star of the Sea Catholic Church parish hall, 820 Old County Road, Brookings.
The Friends of Unitarian Universalists will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the Evergreen Federal Bank meeting room, 850 Chetco Ave., Brookings. A program led by Isabel Buck will be a celebration of Mothers Day. All are welcome. For more information, call 707-951-9420.
Love Your Neighbor, an outreach of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, distributes free sack lunches from noon to 12:30 p.m. at the church, 401 Fir St., Brookings. The lunch includes a sandwich, fruit, snack, bottled water and coffee. For more information, call 541-469-3314.
Monday, May 12
The Brookings-Harbor Shoe Exchange will have a special cleats distribution during the Brookings-Harbor Soccer League registration from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St., Brookings. For more information about the exchange, call Linda Schreiber at 541-469-9850.
The Family Caregiver Support Group will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. in the second-floor activity loft at Sea View Senior Living Community, 98059 Gerlach Lane, Harbor. The group will discuss “Care for the Caregiver.” For more information about the group, call 541-251-0498. Caregivers in need of respite services may contact Time Out adult day care at Chetco Activity Center at 541-469-6822.
Tri-Cities Bridge Club plays at noon at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 401 Fir St., Brookings. Entry fee is $4 per session but first-timers play for free. For information, call Dottie Ellis at 541-661-1015 or Kirk Roberts at 707-464-1506. Games are also played at noon on Thursdays.
Boy Scout Troop 32 meets at 7 p.m. at Scout Hall, 414 Azalea Park Road, Brookings. For information, call Scoutmaster Tim Buehler at 541-412-0176.
Girls Scouts meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 416 Azalea Park Road, Brookings. For information, call Troop Leader Cheryl Buehler at 541-469-0897.
Community Kitchens offers free meals from noon to 1 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 102 Park Ave., Brookings. Donations are welcome. Everyone is invited. For information, call 541-469-3030.
A Windows computer workshop led by Lori Paulson is from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Chetco Activity Center computer room, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings. Paulson is also available for consultation at that time. For more information, call 541-469-6822.
Al-Anon meets at 6:30 p.m. 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 noon Fridays and 10 a.m. Saturdays.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) OR1116 meets in the Evergreen Federal Bank conference room, 850 Chetco Ave., Brookings. Weigh-in begins at 8:30 a.m. with the meeting following from 9 to 10. For information, call 541-469-3419.
Mindfulness Meditation classes are offered from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at Visana Yoga Studio, 603 Hemlock St., Suite 3C, Brookings. The class is free.
Traditional Yang-style tai chi classes are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 820 Old County Road, Brookings. For information, call 541-469-3473 or 541-661-3593. Classes are also offered from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays.
Breastfeeding Support Group meets from 11 a.m. to noon at the Family Resource Center, 494 Pacific Ave., Crescent City. The group also meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, call 707-464-0955.
Tuesday, May 13
Brookings Emblem Club 265 meets at 2 p.m. at the Brookings Elks Lodge, 800 Elk Drive.
A free health clinic for the uninsured will be from 1 to 4 p.m. in the St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church lower level, 401 Fir St., Brookings. Registration for all clients is from noon to 1 p.m. People are seen on a walk-in basis and only a limited number can be seen weekly. For information, call 541-469-3314.
Vietnam Veterans of America will meet at 6 p.m. at the Brookings Elks Lodge lower level, 800 Elk Drive, Brookings. A potluck dinner follows the meeting. All veterans are welcome.
The Interesting Langlois series will be a talk by Kean Fleming who will give a presentation on the Port Orford Co-op. The program will be at 6 p.m. at the Langlois Public Library, 48234 Highway 101.
An AARP Driver Safety Class will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. To register, call 541-469-6822. Remaining classes in Brookings will be July 8, Sept. 9, and Nov. 18.
Community Grief Support Groups meet at noon at Coastal Home Health & Hospice office, 29975 Harbor Way, suite A, Gold Beach. For information, call Damon McCoy at 541-512-5036.