Wednesday, Nov. 29

The Veterans Administration holds a town hall meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Brookings VA Clinic, 840 Railroad St.

Brookings-Harbor School District hosts a Community Night from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Brookings-Harbor High School cafeteria, 625 Pioneer Road, Brookings. A free spaghetti dinner will be served. Opportunities to learn more about the schools will take place. To RSVP or for more information, visit www.brookings.k12.or.us or call 541-469-7443.

Nature’s Coastal Holiday festival of lights is open from 5 to 9 p.m. in Azalea Park. Entrances are off Old County and North Bank Chetco River roads. The event is open nightly, except during severe weather, through Dec. 31. General admission is $2.

Exercise classes on the basics of tai chi are at 9 a.m. at the Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings. Classes are also offered at 9 a.m. on Fridays. For more information, call 541-469-6822.

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.

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 541-469-2313.

The Wednesday Farmers Market will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside Safe Harbor Christian Church, 15786 Highway 101, Harbor.

Storytime is offered for children at 10:30 a.m. at Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St., Brookings. Stories, songs, rhymes and art are offered for children through preschool age. The event is free. For more information, call the library at 541-469-7738.

Rotary International of Gold Beach meets for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. at the Gold Beach Senior Center, 29841 Airport Way, Gold Beach. For more information, call 541-247-6612 or visit http://goldbeachrotary.com.

A writers’ group for all levels and genres meets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chetco Community Public Library Annex, 402 Alder St., Brookings. For more information, call 541-660-9413.

Thursday, Nov. 30

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. 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 Cubmaster 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.

Cribbage games are played at 12:30 p.m. and mah-jongg is played at 2 p.m. at the Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings.

Children’s Story Hour is at 10:15 a.m. at the Curry Public Library, 94341 Third St., Gold Beach. For more information, call 541-247-7246.

The Brookings Skunkers Cribbage Club meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Driftwood Estates community room, 16063 Driftwood Lane, Harbor. For more information, call 503-508-0338 or 541-813-1969.

Knifty Knitters meets from 1 to 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 29692 Hillcrest St., Gold Beach.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) OR432 meets at Sea View Senior Living Community, 98059 Gerlach Lane, Harbor. Weigh-in is from 8 to 8:30 a.m. with the meeting following at 8:45. For more information, call 541-469-4457 or 541-251-3775.

Order of St. Luke, a nondenominational healing study group, meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at the home of Clare Price, 97839 North Bank Chetco River Road, Brookings. For more information, call 541-254-1743.

Friday, Dec. 1

Brookings textile artists gather from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Manley Art Center and Gallery, 433 Oak St., Brookings. For information, call Susan Rhoads at 541-469-7716.

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.

Pelican Bay Amateur Radio Club meets for coffee and to discuss ham radio at 8:30 a.m. at Dee-Ann’s Tea Room Cafe, 434 Redwood St., Brookings. Those interested in amateur radio are invited to attend. For more information, call 541-251-3972.

Rummy is played at 12:30 p.m. at the Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings.

Chetco Shrine Club meets at 11:15 a.m. for lunch at Dee Ann’s Tea Room Cafe, 434 Redwood St., Brookings. All Masons and guests are invited to attend. For more information, call 541-469-3454.

Bingo is played at the Brookings Elks Lodge, 800 Elk Drive. Early-bird bingo begins at 11 a.m. followed by regular bingo. The public is welcome.

Computer tutoring is offered from 10 to 11 a.m. at Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings. For more information, call 541-469-6822.

A tai chi class is offered at 1 p.m. at the Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings. For more information, call 541-469-6822.

Bingo is played at noon at Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings. Games are free with the purchase of lunch. For more information, call 541-469-6822.

Saturday, Dec. 2

Coastal Christmas Elves will decorate downtown Brookings beginning at 9 a.m. Meet at the Downtown Coffee Lounge, 625 Chetco Ave., Brookings. Cookies, coffee and hot chocolate will be served.

ChariTree Holiday Festival is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chetco Grange Community Center, 97895 Shopping Center Ave., Harbor. Christmas trees decorated by nonprofits will be sold in a silent auction. A kids store will be open and lunch served for $5. Santa will be present.

Rogue Grange and Community Center hosts an open house to celebrate the Grange’s 150th anniversary from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Grange building, 33043 Nesika Road, Nesika Beach. Free finger-foods and drinks will be served. Entertainment provided by Dan Dresser.

Progressives of Gold Beach meet at 11 a.m. at Behind the Red Door, 29745 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach.

Rogue Valley Windchaser Club invite the public to fly kites at Crescent City’s South Beach off Ancher Way. The event begins at 10 a.m. and continues all day and will be repeated Sunday, Dec. 3. The club offers free kites for children, the use of trainer kites for beginners and advanced kite-flying lessons. The event is canceled if raining.

Sunday, Dec. 3

The Secret Law of Attraction discussion group meets at 1 p.m. For location, call 541-412-8664. Everyone is welcome to attend.

A beach grass pulling party will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at Tolowa Dunes State Park, 2591 Old Mill Road, Crescent City. Volunteers are advised to dress in layers, wear sturdy shoes and a hat, bring water, snacks and sunscreen. The event is canceled if it’s raining. For information, call 707-954-5253.

Tuesday, Dec. 5

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 966 meets at 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 507 Pacific Ave., Brookings.

Azalea Quilters Guild meets at 6 p.m. in the Driftwood Estates Clubhouse, 16063 Driftwood Lane, Harbor. Bonnie Hunter will give a lecture.

Chetco Stamp Collectors meet at 1 p.m. at the Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings, to exchange stamps.

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Azalea Quilters Guild hosts a class taught by Bonnie Hunter from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Brookings Church of the Nazarene, 1600 Chetco Ave.

Friday, Dec. 8

Langlois Public Library hosts movie night at the library, 48234 Highway 101, Langlois. The audience will vote on which movies they would like to watch. Bring a pillow and snacks to share. For more information, call 541-348-2066.

Saturday, Dec. 9

Coastal Christmas Elves host a light parade and Santa event. The parade lineup begins at 4:30 p.m. on Lundeen Lane next to KidTown in Azalea Park. The parade, which include Santa riding on a fire truck, starts at 5:15 p.m. and proceeds down Azalea Park Road, Pacific Avenue, Oak Street and Chetco Avenue to Oasis Park. At the park, children can visit with Santa. Cookies, hot chocolate and apple cider will be served. To sign up for the parade, call Kathy Breshears at 541-412-0674.

Stout Mountain Railway presents “The Great Model Train Exposition of 2017 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Brookings-Harbor Shopping Center, 97900 Shopping Center Ave., Harbor. Displays feature G-, O-, On30-, HO-, N- and Z-scale trains. The exhibit is open through Dec. 24.

Sunday, Dec. 10

The Compassionate Friends participates in the annual Worldwide Candle Lighting at 6 p.m. at Kalmiopsis Elementary School, 650 Easy St., Brookings. Candles will be lighted to honor and remember children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters who have died. Candles, refreshments, hand warmers and seating provided. Bring pictures to display on the memorial table. For more information, call Georgia Cockerham at 541-469-5814.

Wednesday, Dec. 27

Whale Watching Week features volunteers helping people spot whales along the coast from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily through Sunday, Dec. 31. Look for Whale Watching Spoken Here signs at Brother Jonathan Point in Crescent City, Harris Beach and Cape Ferrelo Viewpoint in Brookings and Battle Rock State Wayside in Port Orford.

Support Groups

Al-Anon — 541-469-5504, 541-469-0972 or 707-487-9046.

Al-Anon Fourth Step — 541-469-0972 or 541-469-2931.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 541-469-2440 in Brookings, 541-247-9038 or 541-247-0695 in Gold Beach.

Bariatric Support Group — 541-247-7421.

Breastfeeding Support Group — 707-464-0955.

CC’s Cancer Resource Center — 541-469-2072.

Celebrate Recovery at Brookings Church of the Nazarene — 541-469-2571.

Celebrate Recovery at Living Waters Foursquare Church — 916-397-1758.

Community Grief Support Groups — 541-247-7084.

Family Caregiver Support Group — marihelenpc@gmail.com, 541-251-0498.

General Addiction Recovery — 541-469-4079.

Moms In Touch International — 541-469-4798.

Oasis Shelter Home — 541-247-7600, 541-425-5238 or 800-447-1167.

Overeaters Anonymous — 541-813-1786.

Pelican Bay Narcotics Anonymous — 541-787-6282.

Pregnancy Care Center — 541-469-1846. Hotline — 800-395-4357.

The Compassionate Friends — 541-469-5814.

Weight Watchers — 541-469-4568.

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Announcements for club meetings and other public events happening in Curry and Del Norte counties may be sent to Bill Schlichting, features editor at the Curry Coastal Pilot, at news@currypilot.com. For information, call 541-469-3123. Classes, seminars and workshops must not require preregistration and will not be listed on an ongoing basis.

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