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Mushroom Identification workshops in Curry County

Port Orford, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is hosting Mushroom Identification workshops in Brookings and Port Orford. The workshops are scheduled to meet November 17 and 18 in Brookings and November 18 and 19 in Port Orford. The class will be taught by mycologist Bob Burch.

Positive identification of local edible and non-edible species—as well as favorable locations, preparation, and preservation methods—will be covered during the evening lecture. The group will participate in a field trip the next day to hunt for wild mushrooms. After the field trip, students will have an opportunity to taste the mushrooms. Registered students may bring mushrooms to the class for identification.

The Brookings class is scheduled to begin with a lecture from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, November 17 at Southwestern’s Curry Campus, followed by a field trip from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18. The Brookings field trip is under a Special Use Permit with the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

The Port Orford class will begin with a lecture from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18 at the Port Orford City Hall in the Council Chambers, followed by a field trip from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 19.

Cost of the workshop is $45. This class fills up so register soon! For more information or to register, those interested can contact Southwestern’s Curry Campus at 541-813-1667 or the Gold Beach Center at 541-247-2741. 

Langlois Public Library Events

A representative from South Coast Business Employment Corporation (SCBEC)/WORKSOURCE Oregon will be available the third Tuesday of every month at the Langlois Library.  Job Seekers and business representatives are encouraged to stop by to discuss available services.  Classroom training and On-the-Job Training programs are available for eligible individuals.  SCBEC currently provides Certified Nurses Assistance training at the Coos Bay Corporate Headquarters.  Appointments may be made by calling Mo Aakre at 541 751-8506.

Play and Learn Story Time at the Langlois Public Library selected Fridays 11 am to 12:30 pm. The Langlois Public Library is partnering with Kaleidoscope Play & Learn to bring an interactive story time to you and your child (0-5 years).  We’ll be telling stories, doing crafts, playing games, and having fun learning. Come join us November 10th, 17th and December 1st, 8th, and 15th.  For more information call the Langlois Public Library at 541 348 2066.

Interesting Langlois Presents: Helen Picca, author of The Last Frontier of the Fading West, November 29th at 6pm at the Langlois Public Library. The Last Frontier of the Fading West is a work of historical fiction. October 1942. A tanker is torpedoed off the coast of Port Orford. Thus begins a story rich in history, of love and life by the sea. Helen Picca is a former Marketing Executive from NYC and holds a BA in English from Marymount College, where she learned to love the written word. She visited Port Orford, OR, several years ago quite by accident, and fell in love with the place. Since that fateful day, she has been living there and enjoying the many wonders of the Oregon Coast.


Start the season with a visit to the 22nd Annual Holiday Craft Fair at the Lions Hall on Floras Loop Road just south of Langlois.  The Fair will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 17th and 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.and is sponsored by the Langlois Lions and the Friends of the Langlois Library.

Talented South Coast artists and craftspeople will be displaying a fabulous array of creations which will make shopping for holiday gifts a pleasure.  Whether you are looking for a gift of wood, metal, fiber or locally grown food, you will find unique and surprising gifts at the Langlois Holiday Craft Fair.

Bring a friend and treat yourself to a lunch by Sandie McDonald.  Friday, Sandie is serving her incredible chicken pot pie.  Saturday, Icelandic Beef Meat Stew and thunder bread are on the menu.  Vegetarian options are available.

Look for the Craft Fair signs on Highway 101. Parking is plentiful. Great shopping, food and friends!  For more information, call the Langlois Public Library at 541-348-2066.

Coast Community Health Center will be providing Health Insurance Marketplace assistance at Langlois Library on December 7, 2017 from 3pm-6pm. Our Certified Assister will be able to complete new and renewal applications through the Marketplace and answer any questions. This service is free, confidential and open to all. For any questions, please call our Bandon Outreach Office at 541-347-2529 ext. 120.

For more information call the Langlois Public Library at 541-348-2066.

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