‘Wine & Chocolate’ event to be held in Newport

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The Central Oregon Coast NOW Foundation is hosting its second annual Celebration of Women “Wine & Chocolate” event on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive St.
In addition to wine and chocolate, light hors d’oeuvres will be available for purchase. There is no admission charge.
Besides celebrating women’s contributions to the local art and literary scene, this year’s program will focus on girls and women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The girls’ robotics teams from Isaac Newton and Eddyville Charter , which were co-sponsored by Central Oregon Coast NOW, will share their experiences preparing for and participating in the Oregon Regional Mate ROV Competition in Coos Bay. In addition , exploration geophysicist and astrophotographer Kay Wyatt will discuss the Earthquake Day Camps and Starry Night Astronomy Camp that she and Central Oregon Coast NOW Foundation will o•er for local girls in 2016. Also, state Rep. David Gomberg will highlight some of this year’s legislative accomplishments of particular interest to women.
Several local organizations will have information available about their groups. These include the Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women; League of Women Voters of Lincoln County; Parents, Families, Friends and Allies United with LGBTQ People to Move Equality Forward; Peace and Justice Coalition; Central Coast Ceasefire; Agate Beach Women’s Golf Association; and My Sisters’ Place. The silent auction includes more than 85 items to bid on, donated by local artists and businesses. There are paintings, photographs and handcrafted jewelry, as well as a variety of gift certificates.
For more information, email centraloregoncoastnow @gmail.com or phone 541-614-4677 .