Saturday, Dec. 15

A children’s Christmas party is from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Brookings Elks Lodge, 800 Elk Drive. Children 10 and younger are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. Santa will be present. Refreshments served.

The Elks’ Christmas Basket Program and Toys for Tots will distribute food baskets and toys in the lower level of the Elks Lodge, 800 Elk Drive, Brookings. Those who are signed up for one or both programs can stop by between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

South Coast Humane Society holds a wellness clinic at the shelter, 828 Railroad St., Brookings. For an appointment, call 541-412-0325.

Calvary Chapel of the Redwoods hosts a free Drive Through Live Nativity Scene from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the church, 3180 S. Fred D. Haight Drive near the Dr. Fine Bridge in Smith River. The show will also be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.

Trains in Toyland, presented by the Stout Mountain Railway, is open from 1 to 5 p.m. daily through Dec. 24 in the Brookings-Harbor Shopping Center in Harbor. Model railroads in G, O, On30, NO, N and Z scales will be displayed. Admission is free.

Nature’s Coastal Holiday, a light show in Azalea Park, is open from 5 to 9 p.m. nightly through Dec. 28. Admission is $2. Instrument craft will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the gazebo followed by caroling from 6:30 to 7 at the Capella by the Sea every Thursday . Santa will visit from 6 to 9 p.m. in the gazebo. Princess Elsa from “Frozen” will visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. For more information, visit naturescoastalholiday.com.

Illuminate the Pacific, an oceanside holiday light show, is from 6 to 8 p.m. nightly on 6 acres between Pacific Reef Hotel and the beach, 29362 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach.

A drive-thru light display is from 5 to 9 nightly through Dec. 23 at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds, 421 U.S. 101 N., Crescent City. For more information, call 707-464-9556 or send email to info@dnfair.org .

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, Dec. 16

Redwood Parks Conservancy and Redwood National and State Parks are offering free guided trips to view the annual fall migration and spectacle of spawning salmon in the Mill Creek Watershed in Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Space is limited. Call 707-465-6191 for reservations.

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.

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, Dec. 17

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 Scouts meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Scout Hall, 414 Azalea Park Road, Brookings. Boy Scouts if for youth ages 11-18. For more information, call 541-254-4754.

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.

Play and Learn Story Time is from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Curry Public Library, 94341 Third St., Gold Beach. Stories, crafts, games and learning will be offered for children 5 and younger. For more information, call 541-247-7246.

Tuesday, Dec. 18

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.

A representative of South Coast Business Employment Corp. will be available at Langlois Public Library, 48234 U.S. 101. For appointments, call Mo Aakre at 541-751-8506.

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.

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.

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, Dec. 19

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.

Soroptimist International of Brookings holds a program meeting at noon at Blue Water Cafe and Lounge in the Brookings-Harbor Shopping Center in Harbor.

Curry County volunteers with the Southwest Oregon Chapter of the American Red Cross meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Curry Public Library, 94341 Third St., Gold Beach. For more information, call 503-528-5624 or send email to volunteer.cascades@redcross.org .

Thursday, Dec. 20

Grief and Loss Support Group meets at 2 p.m. at the Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings. For more information, call 541-469-6822.

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.

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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