Wednesday, Dec. 7
•Nature’s Coastal Holiday light show will shine from 5 to 9 p.m. at Azalea Park. General admission is $1. Refreshments will be served. The show will be nightly through Saturday, Dec. 24.
•The second annual ChariTree Festival will be on display through Friday, Dec. 9, in vacant storefronts at the Brookings-Harbor Shopping Center. The public is welcome to vote for their favorite tree. The event is sponsored by Shop Smart and Pharmacy Express.
•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.
•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.
•An Advent Soup Supper, Family Devotions and Worship Service will be at 6 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 188 E. Cooper Ave., Crescent City.
Thursday, Dec. 8
•Friends of Music members meet at 4 p.m. in the Chetco Community Public Library large meeting room, 405 Alder St., Brookings. For information, call Tom Broderick at 541-469-7625.
•Pelican Bay Arts Association general meeting will be at Manley Art Center and Gallery, 433 Oak St., Brookings. A short business meeting begins at 11 a.m. followed by a potluck lunch. Instead of a demonstration there will be a “recycled” gift exchange.
•The second annual “Dress Up for the Holidays” fashion show and festival of desserts will benefit CC’s Clothes for Cancer at 1:30 p.m. at Sea View Senior Living Center, 98059 Gerlach Lane, Harbor.
•The Curry County Republican Central Committee meets at 7 p.m. at Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St., Brookings. For information, call 541-251-3897.
•National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dragon Palace Restaurant, 1025 Chetco Ave., Brookings. Participants are asked to bring a Christmas present for a gift exchange. For information, call 541-469-3250.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
Friday, Dec. 9
•The second annual ChariTree Festival will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Brookings-Harbor Shopping Center. The event is sponsored by Shop Smart and Pharmacy Express. Charities decorate trees that are sold at silent auction event during festivities.
•The Gold Beach Chute Out features bull riding and barrel racing at 7 p.m. at the Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach, with the rock band Crush playing for a dance after the competition. The rodeo and dance will also be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, Advance tickets are $9 or $13 at the gate. Children 4 and younger are free. Tickets are available at the Event Center on the Beach, Gold Beach Visitor’s Center and Gold Beach Books in Gold Beach; at Wright’s Custom Framing in Brookings and Crescent City; and Del Norte Office Supply in Crescent City. For information, call 800-525-2334 or 877-739-4228 or visit www.likethatproductions.com.
•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 stick fighting) classes are offered from 7 to 8 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. 10
•Santa arrives for Christmas at the Port of Brookings Harbor boardwalk at noon with activities from noon to 5 p.m.
•The Stout Mountain Railway presents “Trains in Toyland” from 1 to 5 p.m. daily through Saturday, Dec. 24, at Brookings-Harbor Shopping Center.
•Secret Law of Attraction meeting from 10:15 a.m. to noon. For location call 541-412-8664.
•Sole Pursuits hosts the sixth annual Elk River Salmon Walk. Ken Fliszar, of the Elk River Fish Hatchery, will lead walkers up Elk River Road to view salmon spawning. A hatchery tour will follow. To car pool, meet at 8:30 a.m. at Coastal Cardiology, 412 Alder St., Brookings; at 9:15 a.m. at Curry General Hospital, 94220 Fourth St., Gold Beach; or 10 a.m. at Battle Rock State Wayside in Port Orford.
•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.
•A Toy Dance to benefit the Elks Lodge Community Christmas Program will feature the Spence Brothers Band from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Brookings Elks Lodge, 800 Elk Drive. Bring an unwrapped toy or canned goods as admission.
•The second annual Artisans Holiday Market and Food Drive will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Seascape Regional Center, 98158 West Benham Lane in Harbor. The event will also be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11.
•The 12th annual Crafter’s Holiday Market will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach.
•The 43rd annual Community Christmas Bazaar will be all day at the Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach. It will also be all day Sunday, Dec. 11.
•Brookings-Harbor Progressive’s second annual Saturday brunch at the Flying Gull restaurant, 1141 Chetco Ave. For information, call 541-469-1970.
•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.
•Curry Coastal Republican women Christmas brunch, 10 a.m. at Soroptimist International building in Gold Beach. A potluck brunch and ice breaker. Bring a White Elephant gift to exchange. Early arrival time is 10:30 a.m. For information, call 541-469-5652.
Sunday, Dec. 11
•Curry County Habitat for Humanity will have its annual Christmas Home Tour from 3 to 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $10, which includes a tour map, and are available at Feather Your Next, Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies and The Book Dock. Optional tours by bus are offered. Bus tours are by reservation. Call 541-469-8899 by Tuesday, Dec. 6.
•The Compassionate Friends will participate in the Worldwide Candle Lighting at 7 p.m. The event will be from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. at Kalmiopsis Elementary School shelter 1, 650 Easy St., Brookings. The eighth annual event will include music, a video and readings.
•Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m., Star of the Sea Church, 820 Old County Rd., Brookings. $7 ($3 under 12), includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, jice and coffee.
Monday, Dec. 12
•Caregiver Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. in the Sea View Senior Living Community second floor activity room, 98059 Gerlach Lane, Harbor. Coastal Home Health and Hospice will give a presentation. Visitors are welcome. For respite services, call Time Out Adult Day Care at Chetco Activity Center at 541-469-6822.
Tuesday, Dec. 13
•Vietnam Veterans of America will not have a general meeting this month. Instead the group will have a Christmas party at 6 p.m. at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 820 Old County Road, Brookings. The public is invited. For information, call 541-254-1002.
•Brookings Emblem Club 265 will meet at 7 p.m. at Brookings Elks Lodge, 800 Elk Drive.
•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 – also known as P.C.C. Connections – 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. Tuesday through Thursday. Client classes are offered at 2 p.m. Wednesdays. 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.