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Purebred Or Mixed...Would You Like To Earn A Blue Ribbon For Your Dog!

You might be interested in getting a ‘’Title “. This is new for dogs from the American Kennel Club. Its called “Canine Good Citizen” or CGC. It is open for all dogs whether pure bred or mixed. Cost of test is only $10. Once you pass ,you will get a CGC certificate ,a blue ribbon and a collar tag

Our Good Citizen test is very easy. It takes just a few minutes. While your dog is on a leash he has to sit, lie down and come when called. He also has to walk nicely on a leash and meet another dog . With the CGC tag on your collar, you will be very proud of your dog when going out and about!

The CGC program is designed to recognize dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. This rapidly growing American Kennel Club program stresses responsible dog ownership, basic training and good manners. Besides that, Dogs love to please and be taught by their owners!

Most therapy dog groups require passing the CGC as a prerequisite to becoming a therapy dog. Some insurance companies recommend CGC. Owners of apartments sometimes require a CGC for resident dogs. Even RV parks for certain dogs.

Our therapy group, Furry Friends Therapy Dogs will be holding our next test is Saturday, February 24th from 11am-1pm at the Pony Village Accross from Harry Ritchie’s. The fee is $10. Please come and join us. or call Joanna at 541-267-6258 or go online to We look forward to seeing you and your dog there! Even if you do not have a dog and would like to see the test, you are welcome.

On Broadway Thespians are proud to present “Annie” - the Musical!

ANNIE is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray 1920’S comic strip “Little Orphan Annie,” with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and book by Thomas Meehan. It’s the extraordinary story of a spunky little orphan embarking on a child Odyssey-like quest for her missing parents. Come sing with a talented cast such iconic songs as “Tomorrow,” “Hard Knock Life,” and “Think I’m Gonna Like It Here,” among many other favorites.

Directed by Joe Vos, Annie opens this coming friday February 9th at LTOB’s newly refurbished Liberty Theatre located at 2100 Sherman Ave, North Bend. Show times for Friday and Saturday evening performances is 7 pm, with Sunday matinees at 2 pm. Box office opens one hour prior to performance.  This year, opening night proceeds to Annie will be donated to “A Family For Every Child,” a wonderful organization that heads up the foster care and adoption of children in our area.

So pass the word around, and show your support for both our talented cast and worthy charity organization by attending opening night performance!  Tickets are $8 Seniors and Children 12 and under, $10 Adults and all others.

Annie (February 9th through 25th, 2018). Tickets available @ LTOB Box Office 2100 Sherman Ave., North Bend, 541-756-4336, or online at

A Night in Oz –Zonta’s 20th Annual Dinner and Auction

Get your Ruby Slippers out and plan to attend one of the biggest parties and most successful fundraisers in town!  A semi-formal event with a plated dinner, DJ music and dancing.  The evening includes a silent and live auction to raise funds to be distributed locally and globally for the health, education and economic well-being of women.  Our 2016-2017 local funding included $30,000 in grant awards to local non-profits, $14,500 in academic scholarships and $17,000 to the Little Red Schoolhouse school supply project for all Coos County schools.

February 24, 2018 The Mill Casino and Hotel

Dinner, Auction and Dancing Seating is limited – for tickets, to sponsor a table or become a corporate sponsor  for the event please contact  Genelle Hanken at 541-396-3329 or Julie Reed at 541-290-1270

The Local Chapter Of The Catholic Daughters Of The Americas Will Be Offering One Scholarship This Year

The local chapter of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Our Lady of the Sea, Court #2405. will be offering one (1) $1500.00 scholarship this year.  This scholarship is for a woman that is 25 years of age or older, who wishes to start or continue their education.  Applicants must be a resident of the Oregon South Coast, from Florence to Brookings, and must use their scholarship at a college, tech or vocational school. There is NO restrictions of race or religion.  Applications MUST be postmarked by April 16, 2018 and will be voted on by our scholarship committee and the winner will be notified and presented their award at the Annual Tea on May 12, 2018.  Applications are available at the Coos Bay and North Bend Libraries, Southwestern Community College Library, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and St. Monica’s Catholic Church. 

Return applications to: 

CDA Scholarship Committee, 68248 North Bay Rd, North Bend OR 97459.

For any additional questions, contact Susan Kulick at 541-297-0552.

Having Difficulty Affording Prescription Eye Glasses?  New Eyes for the Needy

New Eyes purchases new prescription eyeglasses for low-income individuals in the U.S. through a voucher program. To be eligible for our program, applicants must:

Meet household requirements for low-income.

Have had a recent eye exam with a pupillary distance measurement. New Eyes does not pay for eye exams. Contact Us if you need assistance in locating a source of free or low-cost eye exams.

Have no other resources available to them to pay for glasses, including federal or state programs or assistance from local charitable organizations.

A New Eyes voucher provides a basic pair of single or lined bifocal eyeglasses.

Individuals cannot apply for themselves. The online application is only accessible to social service agencies who apply on their clients behalf.

OHP/WOAH clients: Contact Lovena Flaherty at 541-269-7400

 North Bend Medical Center clients: Contact your provider.

SNAP Recipients Eligible For Free Career Services Through Southwestern

Coos Bay, OR – SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Recipients are eligible for free Career Coaching services from Southwestern Oregon Community College through a new program called STEP (SNAP Training & Education Program).

 Individuals and families receiving SNAP Benefits can contact Genavieve Sharkey at 541-888-1647 or with questions and to determine eligibility.

 Services include:  Employer Connections, Resume and Cover Letter Assistance, Interview and Job Search Skills, College Readiness and Education Planning, Financial Aid and Scholarship Navigation, Community Resources and Referrals, and more!

Volunteer to Help Families!

South Coast Family Harbor needs your help! We are in need of volunteers for our program. If you like to work with children we have a place for you.  We can also use help with answering phones, fund raising and washing donations and sorting them.  We also need Board Members.  If you can’t volunteer maybe you can help with a donation to the baby closet.  We are in need of diapers and pull ups size 4 -6  and wipes.  We take gently used items so if you are looking for a place to donate your items we would love to have them.  We take just about anything that a baby or child under 5 might use.  Thank you.

Call 541-982-3090 or visit the website at

Free Traditional Dance Class Offered in North Bend

The South Coast Folk Society welcomes public participation in its new free traditional dance class for beginners. This class meets every Monday for two hours starting at 7:00PM. The North Bend Housing Authority has provided their spacious meeting room for this free weekly class. They are located at 1700 Monroe Street in North Bend. Singles, couples and families will enjoy this light-hearted social gathering. Drop-ins are always welcome at every class.

This is a beginner’s level class. No previous dance experience is required. All ages and abilities can have fun dancing to live music provided by area musicians. The emphasis will be on traditional dances from America and around the world. These include squares and circles, line dances and set dances, folk and ballroom dances. Many of the dances will be accompanied by live music, and musicians are invited to join in. All dances will be taught, and no partner is needed. For more information email or call Paul at 541-404-8267.

The North Bend Housing Authority is a smoke and fragrance free venue. Children must be accompanied by a responsible supervising adult. Light refreshments will be available.

Tech Soup Friday

Maybe we can Help! Bring your device and/or technical questions to the North Bend Public Library for some friendly advice. (No repairs, please). Every Friday from 2-4 pm at the North Bend Public Library.

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Call 541-269-0310 for more information.
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