Wednesday, Nov. 22

South Coast Linux Users Group meets at 7 p.m. in the Chetco Community Public Library Annex, 402 Alder St., Brookings.For more information, call 541-251-3680 or send email to pyewhite@gmail.com.

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. 23

Community Thanksgiving dinners are scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. at the Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach; 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings; at 1 p.m. at Brookings-Harbor Christian Church, 777 Fifth St., Brookings; and at noon at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds, 421 Highway 101 N., Crescent City.

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, Nov. 24

Nature’s Coastal Holiday festival of lights opens in Azalea Park with entrances off Old County and North Bank Chetco River roads. The event is from 5 to 9 nightly, except during severe weather, through Dec. 31.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announces free fishing day throughout Oregon. No licenses are required for residents and nonresidents. Free fishing is open on the Rogue, Chetco and Winchuck rivers, Garrison Lake and the ocean. Free fishing day is also Saturday, Nov. 25. For more information, visit myodfw.com/recreation-report.

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, Nov. 25

The eighth annual Gold Beach Rotary Turkey Trot begins at 9 a.m. at the former Hospice Market building on Wedderburn Loop. The theme is “Run for Your Life.” There are prizes for the best disaster-preparedness costume, fastest male and female runners, and youngest and oldest participants. The entry fee is a donation of nonperishable food.

Monday, Nov. 27

The Azalea Quilters Guild meets at the Driftwood Estates clubhouse, 16063 Driftwood Lane, Harbor. Fun day is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will make baby quilts. A board meeting is at 5:30 p.m. followed by a social time at 6 and a general meeting at 6:30.

Tuesday, Nov. 28

Medicare open enrollment help is offered from 4 to 6 p.m. at Southwestern Oregon Community College, 29392 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach. Help will also be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29. There is no charge. Appointments are recommended by calling 503-947-7088 or sending email to miranda.s.mathae@oregon.gov.

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.

Saturday, Dec. 2

Coastal Christmas Elves will decorate downtown Brookings beginning at 9 a.m. Meet at the Down Town 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.

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.

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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