Saturday, July 14

The Brookings/Harbor Progressives’ Second Saturday Brunch will be a no-host gathering at 11 a.m. at Blue Water Cafe and Lounge in the Brookings-Harbor Shopping Center in Harbor. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, call 541-469-1970.

Azalea Quilters Guild meets from open sewing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Driftwood Estates clubhouse, 16063 Driftwood Lane, Harbor.

Dress a Girl Around the World meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1200 Easy St., Brookings.

The 48th annual Gasquet Raft Races are on the Smith River starting at noon. Advance registration is available at online at gasquetraftrace.com or starting at 10 a.m. at the confluence of the middle and north forks. A deep pit barbecue at the American Legion Hall, 1555 Gasquet Flat Road, is from noon to 4 p.m. The cost of the barbecue is $10. For more information, call 707-954-1836.

A welcome reception for new library director Julie Retherford is from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St., Brookings.

A Tolowa Nation Honoring Dance — an annual free event — is at 1 p.m. at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park day use area in Hiouchi. Tribal elders will provide interpretation. For more information, visit www.redwoodparksconservancy.org or call 707-464-9150.

A pancake breakfast fundraiser for Katy Joy Pettinger’s medical costs will be from 8 to 11 a.m. at Brookings-Harbor Christian Church, 777 Fifth St., Brookings. The cost is $8, or $5 for a lighter meal.

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, July 15

A free tidepool excursion is featured for the Tolowa Coast Nature Programs from 8 to 11 a.m. at Garths Beach on the road to Point St. George. The event will be led by Melissa Lockwood, a national park ranger.

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.

Southern Oregon Kite Festival will have a volunteer meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the Driftwood Estates clubhouse, 16063 Driftwood Lane, Harbor. Anyone interested in volunteering for the 26th annual festival is welcome. For information, send email to marihelenpc@gmail.com or call 541-251-0498.

The Del Norte Habitat for Humanity Garden Tour fundraiser is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Johnston’s Gift Garden Home, Del Norte Office Supply or the farmers markets; they can also be purchased on the day of the Tour at the gardens. People are welcome to photograph the gardens but please do not bring pets. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Chris Owen at 707-954-5119.

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, July 16

Rock identification games and tumbling will be presented from 3 to 4:40 p.m. during the Geology Rocks! series of the Summer Reading Program at Port Orford Public Library, 1421 Oregon St.

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 respite care 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. The group also meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

Summer Story Time is from 11 to 11:45 in the Port Orford Public Library children’s room, 1421 Oregon St. The event is free for families with children of all ages. For more information, call 541-332-5622.

Tuesday, July 17

The monthly HOG meeting is at 6 p.m. at The Spot restaurant, 97953 Shopping Center Ave., Harbor. All Harley riders are welcome. For more information, call Dale Baker at 541-412-7435.

Oregon South Coast Beekeepers Association meets at 6 p.m. at the Oregon State University Extension Office at the Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Avenue, Gold Beach. A potluck precedes the meeting. All are welcome. For more information, call 541-247-7633.

Oregon Health Sciences University will have a meeting to hear from parents and teenagers about HPV vaccinations from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St., Brookings. For more information, call 503-983-8152 or send email to vandehji@ohsu.edu.

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.

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 bymyhandonline@gmail.com .

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

Wednesday, July 18

Oregon South Coast Fishermen meet from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St., Brookings. For more information, call Dave Kuehn at 805-350-0542.

Lost and Imperiled Species of the Oregon Coast is presented by Oregon Wild at 5:30 p.m. at the Oregon State University Field Station, 444 Jackson St., Port Orford. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and light snacks provided.

Thursday, July 19

Grief and Loss Support Group meets at 2 p.m. at the Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings.

Del Norte Relay For Life meets at 5:30 p.m. at Pizza King, 1348 Front St., Crescent City.

Friday, July 20

The Southern Oregon Kite Festival kicks off with an indoor kite-flying demonstration at 7 p.m. in the Brookings-Harbor High School gymnasium, 625 Pioneer Road, Brookings. Admission is free. The festival continues Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22, at the kite field at the Port of Brookings Harbor.

The 19th annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life begins at 6 p.m. at Mike Whalen Field at Del Norte High School at West Washington Boulevard and Arlington Drive in Crescent City. This free event continues until 6 p.m. Saturday, July 21. For more information contact Chelsea Sanyaolu at 707-951-9154.

Support Groups

Adult Children of Alcoholics — 541-698-0216.

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 — 541-930-7819.

Breastfeeding Support Group — 707-464-0955.

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, sponsored by Coastal Home Health and Hospice — 541-469-0405.

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

General Addiction Recovery — 541-469-4079.

Moms In Touch International — 541-469-4798.

MS Support Group — michellemerkleyms@outlook.com, audreyms@aol.com or speedymsgirl@gmail.com

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 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.

20770308