Wednesday, Dec. 26
Whale Watching Spoken Here volunteers will be available to help visitors spot 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.
Historic Hughes House at Cape Blanco State Park north of Port Orford has been decorated for the holidays and will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2. Homemade cookies and hot spiced cider will be served.
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. 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.
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.
Chetco Activity Center offers free beginning tai chi classes from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the center, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings. Classes are also offered from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays.
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.
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.
Chetco Chatterers Toastmasters meets at 7 a.m. at the Curry Coastal Pilot conference room, 507 Chetco Ave., 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 Cub Master 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, Dec. 28
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 a.m. at the Brookings Elks Lodge, 800 Elk Drive. The public is welcome.
Saturday, Dec. 29
The second annual Fruit Cake Fling and Best Fruit Cake competitions will be held at 11 a.m. at Beachfront Park, Crescent City.
Redwood Parks Association and Redwood National and State Parks hosts free tours to view the annual fall salmon spawning runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Registration is required by calling 707-465-6191.
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.
Monday, Dec. 31
The Event Center on the Beach presents a New Year’s Eve Dance Party, featuring the Ferguson Brothers, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the fairgrounds, 29392 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach.
Tuesday, Jan. 1
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring First Day Hikes in 22 state parks, including one scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Cape Ferrelo Viewpoint in Boardman State Park. For information, call 541-469-0224.
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.