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Annual book sale brings in the crowd

Crowds pour over thousands of books at library book sale, which continues today, Sunday.
Brookings residents line up around the block at the Chetco Community Library on Thursday to buy books in every genre to support the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale.

“We usually have a line out the door,” said Tony Parrish, president of Friends of the Library. “This place is packed.”


Bikers ride 100 miles

BACA members are, from left, Cowgirl, Wingnut, Rooster, Griff, Breaker, Crawler, Tattoo, Trouble, Jarhead, Chopper and Tom McKenzie, child therapist. The Pilot/Desireé Hood
The Wild Rivers Coast Chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) held its first organized 100-mile ride on Saturday to raise awareness of child abuse in the county; in the process, they raised more than $2,000 to help victims of child abuse.

In the morning rain with peeks of sunshine, more than 23 bikers traveled from Brookings to Klamath and returned to the Lucky 7 Casino in Smith River, where the casino donated $250 to the group and invited them back for future events. 


Trail offers choice

At the base of the left fork of the trail from House Rock Viewpoint to the south end of Whaleshead Beach, hikers are greeted by a rocky coastline. The Pilot/Gabriel Chatman
Last time I covered Lone Ranch Beach to House Rock Viewpoint (Pilot, Saturday, March 30). 

This time we pick back up at House Rock Viewpoint, heading north to Whaleshead. This is a longer trek with several exceptional views, so packing a picnic lunch is a fun option. 


Beauty and the Beast

Maurice (Brad McPherson), is given encouragement by his daughter, Belle (Lisa Price), that his machine will work. The Pilot/Bill Schlichting
Brookings Harbor Community Theater (BHCT) will be presenting a three-week run of “Beauty and the Beast,” which opens Friday, May 17, at the Harbor Performing Arts Center.

Performances will continue at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, as well as the following Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through June 2.


Music in the Park

A Portland-based Vaudeville ensemble will perform June 16.
Vagabond Opera and the Joe Craven Trio are among the acts scheduled to perform during the 2013 summer concerts in the park series at Azalea Park in Brookings. 

The first concert, schedule for Sunday, June 2, will feature the crowd-pleasing big band sounds of the Tsunami Swing Band.


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