Bandon Oregon Activities, Arts, & Lifestyle

Only one weekend remains to see New Artist's Production's latest show "Granny's Big Bad Bakery," and it's not a show one should miss. Written by local Rebecca Jones for her three very talented children who played the leads, the play opens with a board meeting at...

Saturday's drizzle did not keep the dedicated from helping clean Bandon's beaches on SOLVE's annual Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup.  SOLVE and Washed Ashore volunteers along with an Oregon State Parks employee were stationed at the gazebo at the City Park to register helpers and give...

City Park was the place to be on Saturday for the 10 and under crowd for the Bandon Lion's Club held its 47th annual Easter Egg Hunt. The advertising said "rain or shine," and for a while it looked like Bandon's children would have to call their...

Oregon Governor Tom McCall (1967-1975) was one of the state’s greatest champions, instating the Bottle Bill, introducing urban growth boundaries, and creating the law that set in stone Governor Oswald West’s legacy of the public ownership of our beaches.  In 1969, McCall also founded the...

This month's installation at the Bandon Library art gallery displays beautiful necklaces created by Jane Ujhazi and Susan DeSalvatori's fiber arts.  Both artists are from Bandon. Ujhazi's necklaces are colorful and varied, each one honoring ethnic, tribal, and artistic aspects.  She has collected antique and tribal beads from...

Saturday night's 2016 Bite of Bandon, a fundraiser for the Bandon Community Youth Center, was packed with good food, good beverage, good people, and good times.  Fifteen restaurants brought bites and nibbles to represent the variety of food options here in Bandon, a new Huffy...

Retirement opens up a wide variety of options that may not have previously been available.  No longer are people tied to a particular town or even a specific state for employment, and as their kids are increasingly settled and independent, retirees are freer to live...

Just 18 miles from Bandon is one of the most beautiful spots on the South Coast.  The South Slough National Estuarian Reserve stretches north, roughly paralleling Seven Devils Road, to the ocean and encompasses 5,000 acres of open water channels, tidal and freshwater wetlands, riparian...

This month's installment at the Bandon Library gallery is entitled "Between Stillness and Motion" and features paintings and photographs by Portland artist Jill Falk. For this show, Falk has focused on pieces that hide meaning in familiar images.  A cursory look at these pieces just won't...

“Symbols – Past, Present, Future” is the theme of the Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center’s new art show, on display now through the end of March.  Artists were called upon to reflect upon petroglyphs, hieroglyphs, or other ancient symbols and communication methods and then...

We all have excuses for not working out.  “It’s too hard,” “it’s too cold/wet/windy/dark outside to go for a walk,” “it’s too boring,” and “I wouldn’t know what to do” are some of the most frequently used reasons we don’t get our exercise.  Now, with...

Allison Hundley, one of Bandon’s prime volunteers, is president of the E.A.T. program and has been helping those on limited incomes since 2004.  E.A.T., which stands for Everyone At Table, invites those on limited incomes to come and share in a home-style nutritious meal every...