Monday, Dec. 24
Tri-Cities Bridge Club plays at noon at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 401 Fir St., Brookings. Entry fee is $4 per session. For information, call Dottie Ellis at 541-661-1015. Players seeking a partner may call Joyce Stockwell at 541-469-5707. 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.
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.
A meditation class taught by Abby Gail Layton is offered from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at Visana Yoga Studio, 603 Hemlock St., Suite 3C, Brookings. This is an ongoing, drop-in class. For information, call 541-254-0485.
Traditional Yang-style tai chi classes are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Chetco Grange Community Center, 97895 Shopping Center Ave., Harbor. For information, call 541-469-3473 or 541-661-3593. Classes are also offered from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays.
Tuesday, Dec. 25
The second annual Free Christmas Day Banquet will be served from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in Docia Sweet Hall at the Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach. The public is welcome.
Community Kitchens offers a free Christmas dinner from noon to 2 p.m. at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 401 Fir St., Brookings. Donations are welcome. Everyone is invited. For information, call 541-469-3314.
Wednesday, Dec. 26
Whale Watching Spoken Here volunteers will be at coastal headlands to help visitors spot California gray whales during the peak of their annual migration. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily through Sunday, Dec. 30. Wild Rivers Coast sites are at Battle Rock in Port Orford, Cape Ferrelo and Harris Beach in Brookings, and Brother Jonathan Point in Crescent City.
China painters, and those interested in the fine art of china painting, meet from 10 a.m. to noon at Manley Art Center and Gallery, 433 Oak St., Brookings.
Thursday, Dec. 27
The Outreach Gospel Mission presents its third annual free Christmas Vacation Movie Matinee for children and teens at 2 p.m. at the Redwood Theater, 621 Chetco Ave., Brookings.
Moms In Touch International meets for prayers weekly. For information, call Ruth Wilson at 541-469-4798.
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.
Alcoholics Anonymous has many meetings from which to choose in Brookings-Harbor and Gold Beach. 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.