Wednesday, Dec. 28
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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, Dec. 29
•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.
•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.
•TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) OR432 members weigh-in from 8 to 8:45 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 541-412-0726.
•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.
•Traditional Yang-style tai chi classes are from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and 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.
•The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Addiction Recovery Program meets at 7 p.m. at the church, 770 Elk Drive, Brookings. The program is based on 12 steps designed to assist those suffering from addictions and their families, but also to help with harmful habits, behaviors and ways of thinking common to everyone. For information, call 541-254-1012.
•Civil Air Patrol meets at 6 p.m. at the CAP building at the Brookings Airport at the end of Parkview Drive. The organization teaches leadership, aerospace education and emergency services to children in sixth through 12th grade. Pilots and non-pilots are welcome to attend meetings. Students interested in joining may contact Charles Kresa for information at 707-218-4529.
•A meditation class taught by Abby Gail Layton is offered from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. at Visana Yoga Studio, 603 Hemlock St., Suite 3C, Brookings. This is an ongoing, drop-in class. No experience necessary. Donations accepted. For information, call 541-254-0485.
•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.
Friday, Dec. 30
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
Saturday, Dec. 31
•Free guided tours of salmon spawning areas on the Mill Creek Watershed are set for 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday in December, organized by the Redwood Parks Association and Redwood National and State Parks. Preregistration is required by calling 707-465-6191.
•Al-Anon Fourth Step group meets at 10 a.m. at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 401 Fir St., Brookings. For information, call 541-469-9002.
Tuesday, Jan. 3
•The Compassionate Friends meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St., Brookings. TCF is a self-help bereavement group for those whose child, grandchild or sibling has died, at any age and from any cause. For information, call 541-469-5814.
•On the Rainbow is presenting a new Getting Out of the Abyss class from 7 to 9 p.m. at 1043 Chetco Ave., Brookings. The 12-week class is free, but there is a small charge for course materials, which may be purchased at the door. For information, call 541-412-7000.
•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.