Bandon Oregon Activities, Arts, & Lifestyle

The first time I visited Bandon, I saw the Coquille River Lighthouse from the boardwalk in Old Town and wanted to see it.  We only had a short time before we had to leave, so we drove in the general direction of the lighthouse, and...

There are a number of excellent places to hike around Bandon, but hiking at the New River is at the top of the favorites list.  The New River runs from Floras Lake in Langlois and parallels the Pacific to where it flows into the ocean...

Proving that mosaics are for more than just stepping stones, Tracy Hodson, the curator of this month's art show at the library, has gathered a selection of beautiful mosaic pieces to show off the diversity of the medium. The contributing artists are, with the exception of...

It's summertime, and that means fresh blueberries on the South Coast!  There are plenty of convenient places to buy these beauties, but there's nothing like going out into the rows yourself with a bucket and a hat and coming out with gallons of deliciousness.  Fortunately, blueberry...

  Each year, locals of and regular visitors look forward to the celebration of the 4th of July in Bandon, and for those who were new to the event this year were happily surprised by the lineup of fun and exciting activities that lasted all day and...

It’s summer!  The kids are out of school, the sky is blue, and the days are long.  Many folks take vacation time in the summer and are drawn to the ocean from 90 degree weather along the I-5 corridor, from the deserts of Arizona and...

There's just one more week to see this month's art show at the Bandon Library's art gallery.  Bandon High School students, guided by teacher Jen Ellis, have created a beautiful variety of art using a range of mediums and are the focus for May. Ms. Ellis,...

MarLo Dance Studio has once again demonstrated the depth of talent in Bandon with its latest production at the Sprague Theater, "Once Upon a Time."  Dance students from age 4 to age 50+ tapped, leapt, and twirled across the stage in this celebration of literacy. The...

This Mother's Day weekend, Face Rock Creamery celebrated its third anniversary with music, dancing, burgers, hot dogs, panini, local beers, ice cream, and of course, some of the best cheese around.  Several area wineries came with wine to sample, and live music included the local...

Saturday night's 22nd annual Wine and Cheese Extravaganza was quite a success!  A fundraiser for the Bandon Rotary Club, the event packed the Barn Community Center with bunches of happy people. Representatives from local wineries poured samples and glasses of some of their finest wines, and...

This weekend will be the last opportunity to see Bandon Playhouse's newest production "Agnes of God," directed by Bobbi Neason.  "Agnes of God" is an emtionally intense drama that lends itself to intimate theater, so the decision was made to change the venue from the...

The newest show of artwork at the Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center centers around the theme "Home: The Place, the Feeling, and the State of Mind."  Three local and regional artists are featured among others who answered the call for original pieces related to...