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.

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.

Community Kitchens offers free meals from noon to 1 p.m. at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 401 Fir St., Brookings. Donations are welcome. Everyone is invited. For information, call 541-469-3314.

New Thought Study Group meets at 11 a.m. at the Chetco Community Public Library Annex, 402 Alder St., Brookings. For more information, call 541-247-7577.

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

The Saturday Artisans Market at the Port of Brookings Harbor boardwalk is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 26

Love Your Neighbor, an outreach of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, distributes free sack lunches from noon to 12:30 p.m. at the church, 401 Fir St., Brookings. The lunch includes a sandwich, fruit, snack, bottled water and coffee. For more information, call 541-469-3314.

Bingo is played from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 94259 Leith Road, Gold Beach. Doors open at noon. Snack foods are available for purchase.

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.

Community Kitchens offers free meals from noon to 1 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 102 Park Ave., Brookings. Donations are welcome. Everyone is invited. For information, call 541-469-3030.

A foreign languages group meets at 6 p.m. at the Chetco Community Public Library Annex, 402 Alder St., Brookings. Anyone interested in foreign languages is welcome. For more information, call 541-373-1397.

Tri-Cities Bridge Club plays at noon at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 401 Fir St., Brookings. Entry fee is $4 per session but first-timers play for free. For information, call Jack Grasham at 541-813-1743 or Kirk Roberts at 707-464-1506. Games are also played at noon on Thursdays.

Boy Scout Troop 32 meets at 7 p.m. at Scout Hall, 414 Azalea Park Road, Brookings. For information, call Scoutmaster Jason Tripp at 541-412-0176 or Alan Neerenberg at 541-469-8939.

Community Kitchens offers free meals from noon to 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Little Church by the Sea, 29692 Hillcrest St., Gold Beach. Donations are welcome. Everyone is invited. For information, call Alice Allen at 541-247-6930 or Beth Weigand at 541-698-7693.

Time Out For Me adult daycare is offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings. The program offers respite for unpaid family caregivers as well as activities for care recipients. For more information, call 541-373-0009 or leave a message at the activity center at 541-469-6822.

Soroptimist International of Gold Beach meets from noon to 1 p.m. at the Soroptimist Building, 94202 Caughell St., Gold Beach. Lunch is served. Guests are welcome. For more information, call 541-247-2644.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) OR1116 meets in the Evergreen Federal Bank conference room, 850 Chetco Ave., Brookings. Weigh-in is from 8:15 to 8:30 a.m. with the meeting following from 8:30 to 9:30. For more information, call 541-469-3419 or 541-469-7325.

Walk with Ease, a walking group, meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Jubilation statue near the southwest parking lot in Azalea Park. For more information, call Chetco Activity Center at 541-469-6822 or send email to . The group also meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

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 .

Sutter Coast Hospital sponsors a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the hospital, 800 E. Washington Blvd., Crescent City.

Community Kitchens offers free meals from noon to 1 p.m. at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 401 Fir St., Brookings. Donations are welcome. Everyone is invited. For information, call 541-469-3314.

Del Norte Women’s Golf Club meets at Del Norte Golf Course, 130 Club Drive, off Highway 197, Hiouchi. Coffee is served during a social time at 9 a.m. followed by golfing at 9:30. Lunch follows the games. For more information, call Sue Ryan at 541-469-9460.

Pelican Bay Amateur Radio Club meets on the airwaves to test signals. Radio operators can tune in at 6:45 p.m. on 147.25 +/88.5 — Curry Emergency Net; 7 p.m. on 146.96 -/88.5 — Pelican Bay Amateur Radio Club Net; 7:15 p.m. on 146.88 -/103.5 — Del Norte Amateur Radio Club Net; and 7:25 p.m. on 146.56 — ORCA (Oregon/California) Emergency Net. Visitors are welcome on all nets. For more information, contact club president Butch Jark, KG7LIK, AT 562-366-6999 or vice president Paul Carlin, KE6NVU, at 541-469-3943.

Bingo from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Gold Beach Senior Center, 29841 Airport Way.

Wild Rivers Swim Coast Masters Swim Club meets from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. at Fred Endert Municipal Pool, 1000 Play St., Crescent City. Participants must be 18 or older and either be registered with U.S. Masters Swimming or complete a waiver. Swimmers of all abilities are welcome. The club also meets from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. Thursdays and 8 to 9:20 a.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 541-890-5483 or 707-218-5467.

Tuesday Night Knit, Crochet and Sew Gatherings are from 5 to 7 p.m. at By My Hand, 1109 Chetco Ave., Brookings. For information, call 541-412-0917 or send email to .

Games are played at 12:30 p.m. in the Chetco Activity Center lounge, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings.

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 or call 541-469-7443.

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.

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 —, 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.


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 . For information, call 541-469-3123. Classes, seminars and workshops must not require preregistration and will not be listed on an ongoing basis.