Monday, Dec. 26
•Whale Watching Week will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily through Dec. 31. Volunteers will be on hand at locations all along the Oregon Coast – including Harris Beach and Cape Ferrelo in Brookings, Battle Rock Wayside in Port Orford, and Brother Jonathan Point in Crescent City. Look for Whale Watching Spoken Here signs.
•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.
•Veterans of Foreign Wars will host an indoor tailgate party at 5:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 507 Pacific Ave., Brookings. Monday Night Football will be shown on a large-screen TV and food will be served. The event will be every Monday through football season. For information, call 541-412-7214.
•Tri-Cities Bridge Club plays at noon at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 401 Fir St., Brookings. Entry fee is $4 per session. For partnerships, call Dorothy Nixon at 541-469-1901 or manager Dottie Ellis at 541-661-1015. Games are also played at noon on Thursdays.
Tuesday, Dec. 27
•Outreach Gospel Mission presents the second annual Christmas Vacation Movie Matinee for Children and Teens, ages 8-16, at 2 p.m. at Redwood Theater, 621 Chetco Ave., Brookings. Admission is free. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Santa will visit. Free candy and prizes will be available. Tickets are available at Shabby to Chic, 702 Chetco Ave., Brookings. For information, call 541-251-3071.
•The Rotary Club of Brookings-Harbor meets at noon at Sea View Senior Living, 98059 Gerlach Lane, Harbor. For information, visit www.district5110.org/brookings.
•Al-Anon Family Group meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 209 Wharf St., Brookings. The group is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who meet to share their experience, strength and hope in an effort to solve common problems.
•Mommy and Me meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, 15803 Highway 101, Harbor, or at KidTown at Azalea Park in Brookings. For information call 541-251-2468.
•Quilters gather from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings. For information, call 541-469-6822.
•The Del Norte International Folkdancers invites adults who want to get moving to join the group from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Del Norte Senior Center, 1765 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City. No experience or partner is necessary. There is no charge to participate. Beginning dances from around the world will be taught the first 45 minutes, with request dancing afterward. Participants are asked to wear comfortable shoes. For information, call 707-458-3132 or 707-464-9690.
•A free exercise class is offered by the Chetco Activity Center from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. in the Seventh-day Adventist Church lower level, 102 Park Ave., Brookings. The class also is offered from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. on Thursdays. The program is open to all ages and ability levels and participants are welcome to join anytime. For information, call 541-469-6822.
•Choi’s Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts offers classes from 6 to 7 p.m. Classes are also offered on Thursdays. For information and location, call instructor Greg Doan at 541-469-2804.
•Adult tae kwon do classes are from 6 to 7 p.m. at South Coast Fitness Center in the Brookings-Harbor Shopping Center in Harbor. For information, call 541-469-7118. Classes are also from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays.
•Tai chi classes are from 10 to 11 a.m. at South Coast Fitness Center in the Brookings-Harbor Shopping Center in Harbor. For information, call Saun Stone at 707-954-9824. Classes are also from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays.
•Traditional Yang-style tai chi classes are from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Chetco Grange Community Center, 97895 Shopping Center Ave., Harbor. For information, call 541-469-3473 or 541-661-3593.
•Community Kitchens offers free meals from noon to 1 p.m. at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 401 Fir St., Brookings. Donations are welcome. Everyone is invited. For information, call 541-469-3314.
•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 new clients begins at noon and returning clients at 2 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.
•Line dance lessons for anyone age 11 and older are offered at the Chetco Grange Community Center, 97895 Shopping Center Ave., Harbor. The first session begins at 6:30 p.m. and the second at 7:30 For information, call 541-469-2445.
Wednesday, Dec. 28
Thursday, Dec. 29
•Cancer Support Group, for those diagnosed with cancer and their friends and family, meets from 10 to 11 a.m. at Calvary Assembly of God, 518 Fir St., Brookings. Use the side entrance facing Oak Street. For information, call 541-469-2631.
•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.
•Moms In Touch International meets for prayers weekly. For information, call Ruth Wilson at 541-469-4798.
•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 on domestic violence intervention from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call for dates. For assistance, call 541-247-7600 or 800-447-1167.
•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 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 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.
•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.
•Nichiren Buddhist gatherings are scheduled weekly in Brookings. New introductions are welcome. For information, call 541-412-3639.
•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.
•Stop-smoking workshops are offered as a free public service of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints missionaries and is for people of any faith. For information about the program, call 541-254-1012.