Wednesday, April 18
•League of Women Voters will have its second in a series of candidate forums from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Port Orford Public Library, 1421 Oregon St. The nine Curry County commissioner candidates have been invited.
•Lunch and Learn at Chetco Activity Center will present Dana Maciel, R.N., discussing the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. The lecture will be from 11:45 to 12:30 p.m. at the center, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings.
•The Wednesday Farmers Market will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chetco Grange Community Center, 97895 Shopping Center Ave., Harbor.
•Kids Club meets at Living Waters Foursquare Church, 1136 Fifield St., at 7 p.m. Children 3 years old through sixth grade are invited.
•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.
•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. The club is for children preschool through high school. 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.
Thursday, April 19
•The Chetco Library Book Discussion Group will meet at 2 p.m. in the Chetco Community Public Library small meeting room, 405 Alder St., Brookings. The group will discuss “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Selznick. April is poetry month, so bring a short poem to read and discuss. Everyone is welcome.
•Brookings-Harbor Redshirts invites the public to help pack boxes to send to American troops serving overseas. The group meets at 2 p.m. at Lighthouse Assembly of God, 15803 Highway 101, Harbor. Donations of food, snacks and hygiene items are always welcome. The group also accepts the address of any American soldier serving overseas. For information, call 541-412-8968 or visit www.brookings-harbor-redshirts.org.
•League of Women Voters will have its third in a series of candidate forums from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St., Brookings. The nine Curry County commissioner candidates have been invited.
•Bee Friends meets at 7 p.m. in the Education Service District building, 29805 Mary St., Gold Beach. Anyone interested in beekeeping is welcome to attend.
•The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will visit Crescent City more than a year after the deadly tsunami of March 11, 2011. The ships will be in port daily through March 30.
•Chetco Chatterers Toastmasters meets at 7 a.m. at the Curry Coastal Pilot conference room, 507 Chetco Ave., Brookings. Enter through the back door along Art Walk Alley. Guests and all Toastmasters are welcome.
•TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) OR432 members weigh-in from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. A program and business meeting is from 9 to 10 a.m. at Sea View Senior Living Community, 98059 Gerlach Lane, Harbor. Anyone interested in joining this weight-loss support group may call 541-412-8022 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 6 p.m. in the Driftwood Estates Mobile Home Estates clubhouse, 16063 Driftwood Lane, Harbor. 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. Cub Scouts is for boys between first and fifth grades. For information, call Cub Master Tim Buehler at 541-469-0897.
•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. 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.
Friday, April 20
•The Coast Hour Exchange will meet at 4 p.m. at the Chetco Grange Community Center, 97895 Shopping Center Ave., Harbor. A seed and plant exchange is planned along with the normal goods and services. A brief meeting to explain bartering will be offered. New members are welcome.
•Brookings textile artists gather from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Manley Art Center and Gallery on Oak Street. People interested in all levels of knitting, crocheting, weaving, felting – as well as sharing working projects and patterns – are welcome. 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. All Shriners and Master Masons are welcome.
•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. The group encourages people with friends or family members whose drinking affects their lives to share experiences, strengths and hope. 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.
Saturday, April 21
•The annual Bruin Bash Auction will be in the Brookings-Harbor High School cafeteria, 625 Easy St., Brookings. Dinner – featuring spaghetti served with bread sticks from Zola’s Pizzeria and dessert from Slugs ’N’ Stones ’N’ Ice Cream Cones – will be served at 6 p.m.with the auction scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Brookings-Harbor High School Safe and Sober Graduation Party. For information, call Jill Fairchild at 541-661-0724.
•The Brookings Tea Party will meet at 2 p.m. in the Best Western Beachfront Inn conference room, 16008 Boat Basin Road, Harbor. The featured speaker will be Matt Robinson, who is running against Peter DeFazio for Congress. An open forum will follow.
•Dress a Girl Around the World meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Living Waters Foursquare Church, 1136 Fifield St., Brookings. Bring a sewing machine to make pillowcase dresses or T-shirt britches for children in Uganda. Donations of pillowcases and T-shirts are welcome. For information, call 541-661-0349 or visit www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.com.
•Democrats of Curry County meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Port Orford Public Library, 1421 Oregon St. All Democrats are invited to attend. For information, call 541-412-DEMS (3367) or visit http://currydemocrats.org.
•Calvin E. Murphy Detachment 578, Marine Corps League, will have an installment of officers dinner and 25th anniversary celebration at The Tea Room, 434 Redwood St., Brookings. No-host cocktails will be served at 3:30 p.m. followed by dinner and cake cutting at 4. Awards and installation of officers will be at 5.
•The free 2012 Youth and Family Fair will offer entertainment and healthy snacks from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the Del Norte Fairgrounds main hall, 421 Highway 101 N., Crescent City.
•Veterans of Foreign Wars will host Spaghetti Night at the VFW Hall, 507 Pacific Ave., Brookings. The dinner includes spaghetti with homemade sauce, salad, French bread, dessert and drink. The cost is $7. Proceeds benefit local veterans.
•Al-Anon Fourth Step group 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, April 22
•Friends of Unitarian Universalists will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the Evergreen Federal Bank meeting room, 850 Chetco Ave., Brookings. Judy Kaplan will present “Myths and Facts of Cloning.” The program will be followed by refreshments and fellowship. Everyone is welcome. For information, call 541-469-6395.
Monday, April 23
•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. Carol Sayles will teach “Paper Piecing of a Modified Feathered Star.” For information about this method, call 541-469-7304. Evening activities begin with a social time at 6 followed by a meeting at 6:30. Applications for the Azalea Festival quilt show and taking photos of entries may be done during Fun Day or the evening meeting.
•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 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.
•Nichiren Buddhist gatherings are scheduled weekly in Brookings. New introductions are welcome. For information, call 541-412-3639.
•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.