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2018 North Bend July Jubilee Parade Accepting Entries

On behalf of the City of North Bend we invite you and your organization or business to join us for the 2018 July Jubilee Parade, which will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018, along with a variety of other events to mark the City’s 115th Birthday!

The Theme for this year is  ”SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE”.

The parade line-up will begin at approximately 11:30 PM, Judging will begin at 12:00 Noon and the parade will start promptly at 1:00 PM.

This year’s parade line-up is again being organized by North Bend Masonic Lodge and the Coordinator is Tom Shine and Bonnie Hayes. This will be the 7th year that the Masonic Lodge has helped coordinate the parade and we are all very excited to make this parade one of the best in the area!

If you have questions about the parade, or need additional information, Call Tom Shine, 541-297-0086, or the North Bend Visitor Center, 541-756-4613, and ask for Bonnie or Martha.

For a  2018 Parade Registration Form, information sheet, and a Map of the Parade Route go to or pick up a form at the North Bend Visitor Information Center @1380 Sherman Ave.

Hope to see you there!

Relay For Life Coos County Events 

June 16th: Team for Family and Friends -  Christmas in June Bunco, 9th annual Relay for Life Bunco Fundraiser, proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society - Join us for a fun filled

For updates and more information on these and other events please like us on our Facebook page: Relay for Coos County. Feel free to contact via email or phone at 541-260-2273.

Relay For Life Coos County will be on Saturday, June 23rd from noon-6pm. This event will take place at the public parking lot at 4th & Bennett in Coos Bay, (located behind the Egyptian Theatre and in front of 7 Devil’s Brewing).

Activities, vendors, live music and entertainment, fundraising competitions, Superhero costume contest and more! A Survivor & Caregiver celebration will be taking place at the same location beginning at 10am, details to come. Survivor Spirit of Hope nominations or survivor questions to:

If you would like to sign up as a fundraising team, visit for more info. You do not need to be registered to attend.

Transportation Help Available For Some Veterans - Bus Passes And Taxi Vouchers Available

NORTH BEND, OR, April 16, 2018 - Southwestern Oregon Veterans Outreach (SOVO) has free CCAT bus passes and taxi vouchers for qualified veterans who need help with essential transportation such as to doctor and medical appointments.

To qualify, the veteran much be 60 years of age or older. Those under 60 years of age must document a qualifying disability preventing driving or walking distances.

Veterans who are interested in transportation help should contact SOVO at 541-756-8718 or stop by the office, Suite 212, upstairs on the mezzanine at Pony Village Mall.

SOVO operates on volunteer power and community donations.  In 2017, the organization logged in 4,881 volunteer hours, served 3,091 veterans and resolved 2,570 issues brought to them by veterans. The same year, the organization obtained $1,946,000 in annual recurring payments to veterans from the Veterans Administration and $178,000 in retroactive payments to veterans, dependents, and survivors.

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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