Moving to a new location is a lot of WORK.
Fortunately, you are moving to a region that offers a lot of PLAY.
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The South Coast Development Council, Inc. offers a special Trailing Spouse/Family program. We want to help you and your family enjoy and thrive in our beautiful region and have over 60 Council and regular members that are dedicated to improving our communities. Some of the specialty services we can help connect you with include:
--Employment/workforce companies if you are interested in working. If you need assistance check in with WorkSource Oregon, plus our Expanding Your Business pages.
--Childcare services are limited but we are actively working on improvements in the number of providers and the quality of care. The Rural Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Framework (REEF) will also be providing some Childcare in the near future. We are also now fueling a childcare blog to help get everyone connected.
--Specialty services, such as pet grooming, yard cleanup, and more all exist in our area. Many of these specialty services are micro-businesses and therefore may not advertise heavily. If you are unable to find a service in our area, give us a call, we just might know someone!
--Churches and religious organizations
--Non-profits of all types
--Quilting and sewing for charity
--Plant and garden groups
--Art courses and mentoring
--Music, dance classes
Almost every town has at least one festival every year! Some celebrate the harvest season, a particular crop harvest (such as cranberries, grapes, apples, and more); others celebrate music, art, the beach (kite flying anyone), and always lots of food. Always much to do
THEATER, MUSIC, FILM
Love live theater, music, and comedy? You are in for a treat. Several communities work very hard at providing exciting live theater performances on a regular basis. This may include Showcase level events (such as the quarterly Bandon Showcase) down to more local music and live dinner theaters (So it Goes Coffee Shop sponsored one in late 2018). There are also films shown both at the Egyptian Theater and at many libraries and other local venues.
Almost every town has a library that not only have a great selection of books available (or can be ordered), music, and other materials. Most also feature regular speakers, film, and fun events.
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--Boys & Girls Club o Southwest Oregon--Plenty of opportunities to get kids involved in sports (volleyball, soccer, basketball, track, and Sportsmanship Awards), Animation, and Music.
--4-H County Programs--Learn life skills, and more through this exciting Oregon State University Program.
--Things to do in Coos Bay with kids--This link will take you to some exciting local sites and activities for the whole familiy.
--State Parks. The Oregon Coast features some of the most stunning and enjoyable parks in the country. Roam the Oregon beach which are accessible and enjoy wonderful vistas, explore wildlife, tide pools, kite flying, and several beach-centric festivals.
--Local parks. Most towns have at least one city park and may have several State and County parks nearby. Some towns have a variety of options such as dog parks, children's play yards, baseball fields, basketball courts, disc golf, walking and hiking, picnic areas, beach access, indoor / outdoor swimming, and other sports. More populated towns typically have more and larger options available. Mingus Park--in Coos Bay/North Bend includes a very nice outdoor skate park. Several smaller communities also have smaller skate park structures.
--Golf. Many of our communities have their own golf courses, and one of those is a World Class golf resort (Bandon Dunes Resort which features five fabulous restaurants).
--Hike some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. All ocean beaches in Oregon are accessible and offer wonderful vistas and opportunities for exploring wildlife, tide pools, sand art, kite flying, and several festivals.
--Horse rides on the beach
--Kayaking, canoeing, boating, fishing, crabbing...oh the list goes on!
--Eco-tours, bird watching, and botany groups.
--Sand art on the Beach
--Tour historical museums--most of our communities have a museum or two that help illustrate the region, struggles, and hope for the future.
--Special tours like for the local Olympic runner Steve Prefontaine.
--Sand cars, ATVs, and fun on the dunes. Vehicles are rentable, several campsites close by (State Parks, KOAs, and more).
--Several communities have built small skateboard parks
--The new Whiskey Run Mountain biking. Note there are many more links to this popular destination point.
SHOPPING (another form of extreme sports):
--Grocery - Every town has some type of store. In the Bay area you can find a Safeway, Fred Meyer, Walmart, Natural Grocers, Grocer's Outline, plus many more chains and several locally owned boutiques....
--Clothing - Lincoln city outlet mall, local boutiques, Roseburg opportunities.
--Farmer's Markets during the summer in almost every community; days open will vary allowing you an opportunity to visit several every week.
--Fish Markets - several towns have fish markets, for instance in Bandon fresh fish is brought in twice a week from different coastal fishing locations.
--Second hand stores, antique markets.
--Art galleries, jewelry, tires, car repairs, computer equipment.
--Crafting and Yarn -- like JoAnn Fabrics, Bandon fabrics... and YARN
--Equipment - Sears