Snowy Plover presentation, November 14 at The Barn in Bandon

The Pacific Coast population of the Western Snowy Plover is federally listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as threatened. The Western Snowy Plover is a Bird Species of Special Concern in California. Snowy Plovers were listed as endangered under Washington Department of Game Policy No. 402 in 1981, and as threatened by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission in 1975. The threatened status in Oregon was reaffirmed in 1989 under the Oregon Endangered Species Act.

David Lauten has monitored the Western Snowy Plover since 1997 as part of the Western Snowy Plover working team and will be making a presentation to the Redwoods Regional Audubon Society next weekend. He will be sharing that presentation at the next meeting of the Cape Arago Audubon Society at 7 PM on November 14 at the Bandon Community Center (The Barn). The public is invited to this free event.

The Cape Arago Audubon Society meeting will also include election of officers for 2018-19, information on a November 17 field trip as well as information on upcoming Christmas Bird Counts in the area. Join the National Audubon’s local chapter for Coos county on November 14 – for more information, check out their site Here.


 The Bandon Showcase Presents…Seffarine!

Friday, November 16

Seffarine’s international blend of sounds features soulful Moroccan singer Lamiae Naki and flamenco guitarist Nat Hulskamp. Their music embraces and extends Naki’s rich heritage, which spans from Moorish Spain to the Sahara, by mixing Arabic Andalusi music with Manuel Gutierrez’s explosive flamenco footwork, the grooves of acclaimed bassist Damian Erskine and the exotic instrumentation of Persian master multi-instrumentalist Bobak Salehi. These diverse backgrounds meld into an intoxicating blend of ancient and modern that Bass Player Magazine describes as a “gorgeous intersection of Spanish flamenco, Arabic and Andalusian music, Persian classical, and jazz”.

Seffarine takes its name from the ancient metalworking square in Lamiae’s home city of Fes, Morocco. Her family is well known in the Seffarine as master metalworkers continuing the tradition today. The square dates back to the 9th century and is famous for the complex rhythms that can be heard from the blacksmiths’ hammers.

To check out their tour schedule, visit their website Here.

Bandon Showcase is dedicated to bringing professionally presented music to the community and providing outreach opportunities for youth. To purchase tickets, visit their website Here.


Bandon’s Thanksgiving meal at the Bandon Community Center!

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a free meal on Thanksgiving – This year, the annual meal is on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 22nd, from 11 am until 2 pm at The Barn, located at 1200 11th St. SW in Bandon. The meal is free, donations are happily accepted, and will feature Turkey, Ham, and all the trimmings.

Holiday Meals started more than 26 years ago as a way for the community to enjoy the holiday with one another and get to know their neighbors, and that is still the spirit of the event. Volunteers and businesses donate food items and/or time to serve community members. The meal consists of turkey and ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, yams, green beans, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, bread rolls, assorted desserts and beverages (coffee, juice, water). Anyone in the Bandon area who is homebound and unable to attend the community meal can pre-order a Thanksgiving dinner, and Holiday Meals will have it delivered.

If you have questions, would like to help out or donate, please call:

Ginny: If you’d like to volunteer – 541-404-4702
Colleen: To order a Homebound meal delivered – 916-221-0318 (Please call by 11/21)
Linda: To donate a dessert – 541-347-8347