This Week on the Coast: Feb. 22-March 1

The Florence Community PTA Brave Kids Talent Show returns Feb. 26 and 27 at the Florence Events Center.

A Weekly Listing of Community Events in the Florence Area

Feb. 22, 2020 — Submit all events information to [email protected]

Weekly

Florence Pickle-Ball Assoc.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday — weather permitting

8:30 to 11 a.m.; Open to all ages and levels

Rolling Dunes Park, 35th St, Florence

Mondays

Band of Brothers Meeting

10 a.m., local veterans meet for donuts, coffee and talking

Florence Elks Lodge #1858, 1686 12th St.

Coastal Babies Support Group

2nd and fourth Mondays

WellMama & Pregnancy & Parenting Center

10:30 a.m. to noon; for new and expectant parents

1525 12th St., Ste. G

Helping Hands Coalition

Noon to 1 p.m.; open to those needing lunch or services

Florence Community Baptist Church, 4590 Highway 101

Sit-n-Knit or Crochet Drop-in

Noon to 6 p.m.; $10

The Mustard Seed, 509 Kingwood St.

www.themustardseed1720.com

Suicide Survivors Support Group

Facilitated by SVFR/WLAD Community Support Team

5:30 to 7 p.m.; open to those who have lost a loved one to suicide

Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue, 2625 Highway 101

Tuesdays

Peace Harbor Farm Stand

Collaboration between PeaceHealth, Trillium Community Health Plan and FOOD for Lane County

Fresh, seasonal vegetables and fruits free to people with OHP or who qualify for food assistance

PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center, 400 Ninth St.

Florence Rotary Club

Noon; lunch purchase available

Florence Events Center

theflorencerotary.org

Wednesdays

Fun Connections Playgroup

For parents and children 5 and under

10:30 a.m. to noon

Open to families of young children

Pregnancy & Parenting Center, 1525 12th St., Suite G

Points of Grace Community Acupuncture

Experience relief from pain and stress

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; donations appreciated

1845 Highway 126

Florence Kiwanis Club

Noon; lunch purchase available

Ocean Dunes Golf Links

www.florencekiwanis.org

Helping Hands Coalition

Noon to 1 p.m.; open to those needing lunch or services

Florence Community Baptist Church

Celebrate Recovery

5:30 p.m.; open to public

Florence Church of the Nazarene, 1536 12th St.

Thursdays

Women’s Empowerment

A safe space for encouragement, life skills

4 to 6 p.m.; open to women

Siuslaw Outreach Services, 1576 12th St.

Call 541-997-2816

Weekly New Testament Class

Taught by Joel Marks, 541-840-0620

6:30 to 8 p.m.; open to public

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Community Chorus of Florence

7 p.m.; open to public

Presbyterian Church of the Siuslaw, 3996 Highway 101 | 541-999-7575

Fridays

Florence Testing for HIV & HepC

Every second and fourth Friday

Hosted by Alliance for Men’s Wellness and HIV Alliance

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Free to public

PeaceHealth Oregon Cardiology, 310 Ninth St.

Helping Hands Coalition

Noon to 1 p.m.; open to those needing lunch or services

Florence Community Baptist Church

Live Music at Three Rivers

7 to 11 p.m.; 21+

Blue Bills Sports Bar at Three Rivers Casino Resort

Saturdays

Live Music at Three Rivers

7 to 11 p.m.; 21+

Blue Bills Sports Bar at Three Rivers Casino Resort

Feb. 22

FEC Indoor Yard Sale

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; minimal admission

Florence Events Center

Joy of Quilting Hand Piecing Class

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; $20 per course

Joy of Quilting, 2970 Highway 101

Wet Felted Flowers with Kathy Elfers

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; admission required

The Timber Fallers Daughter, 483 Fir Ave. in Reedsport

Writing/Illustrating Retreat — “A Swirling Of Ideas”

Hosted by Dragon Art

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; $25 per person

Creative Mercantile, 392 Fir Ave. in Reedsport

Corvids on the Coast

11 a.m. to noon; parking pass required

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, 2400 Highway 101 near Yachats

Beginning Truffle Hunting with Your Dog

Hosted by Premier Truffles

Noon to 3 p.m.; $125 per person/dog pair

www.facebook.com/premiertruffles/

Author Talk: “Shipwrecks of the Southern Oregon Coast”

Hosted by H.S. Contino

1 to 2 p.m.; open to public

Siuslaw Public Library

Feb. 23

Writing/Illustrating Retreat — “A Swirling Of Ideas”

Hosted by Dragon Art

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; $25 per person

Creative Mercantile, 392 Fir Ave. in Reedsport

Florence Ukulele Club “The Flukes”

1:30 to 2:15 p.m. — Beginners

2:15 to 2:45 p.m. — Advanced Beginners and Intermediates

3 to 4 p.m. — Song Circle for all levels

Loaner ukuleles available; open to public

Siuslaw Public Library

[email protected]

Breakfast Tasting Event

Featuring plant-based breakfast options

5:30 p.m.; register at 541-999-2052 or [email protected]

Florence Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 4445 Highway 101

Feb. 25

Mapleton Cribbage Club

5 p.m.; open to public

Mapleton Branch of Siuslaw Public Library, 88148 Riverview Ave.

Big Wave Poetry Workshop

Bring paper copies of your poems

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; open to public

FRAA Art Center, 120 Maple St.

Feb. 26

Meet Boomer in Mapleton

Hosted by Boomer Wright, candidate for state house representative

4 to 6 p.m.; open to public

Old World Gingerbread Village Restaurant, 12300 Highway 126 in Mapleton

“Diamonds Under the Douglas Fir”

An introduction to truffle farming in Western Oregon

5:30 to 8 p.m.; open to public

Siuslaw Watershed Council Office, 10868 E. Mapleton Road, Mapleton

Brave Kids Talent Show

Hosted by Florence Community PTA

6 p.m.; $2 admission/$5 family

Florence Events Center

Last Resort Players Board Meeting

6 p.m.; open to public

Florence Events Center conference room

www.lastresortplayers.com

Feb. 27

Brave Kids Talent Show

Hosted by Florence Community PTA

6 p.m.; $2 admission/$5 family

Florence Events Center

Precious Plastics Florence Crafting Day

6 to 8 p.m.; open to public

Florence Maker Space, 1230 17th Place Suite D

Feb. 28

Waite Ranch — Coastal Conservation Project

Project with McKenzie River Trust and Siuslaw Watershed Council

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; open to volunteers who can help plant native plants and remove invasive species

Register at www.mckenzieriver.org/events/list/waite-ranch-coastal-conservation-project/

Veteran’s Service Officer at Disabled American Veterans

Open to area veterans by appointment; 541-997-8060

Florence DAV Hall, 1715 21st St.

Best Books List of 2019

With Librarian Kevin Mittge

1 to 2 p.m.; open to public

Siuslaw Public Library

Feb. 29 — Leap Day

Siuslaw Education Expo

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; open to public

Siuslaw High School, 2975 Oak St.

“The Blank Page: Conquer It, Fill It and Master It”

FRAA Writing Workshop with instructor Catherine J. Rourke

10 a.m. to noon; Cost: $20 FRAA members, $25 non-members;  FRAA, 120 Maple St.

Register at 541-708-2120 or [email protected]

Wet Felted Floral Wall Hanging with Kathy Elfers

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; admission required

The Timber Fallers Daughter, 483 Fir Ave. in Reedsport

“A Taste of Fanana”

Drag Show featuring Fanny Rugburn and Ana Khonda

7 p.m.; $15 admission for PG-13 audiences

Florence Golf Links, 1201 35th St.

www.showtix4u.com/event-details/37419

March 1

Flow Art with Pam Nedder

Hosted by Florence Regional Arts Alliance

1 to 3 p.m.; $30 for FRAA members, $35 for non-members

Florence Regional Arts Alliance, 120 Maple St.

MainlyPiano House Concert Series featuring Kate Moody

Hosted by Kathy Parsons

3 to 5 p.m.; suggested donation of $20

Reservations are required by emailing [email protected]

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