A Painless Way to Help

Especially around the holidays, it’s easy to make your money spend itself twice! How, you ask? Well, for example, we’d much prefer you spend your dollars locally, but if you need to shop via Amazon, you can nominate Yachats Youth and Family Activities Program as your charity and use AmazonSmile instead! Not only will you get your own purchases as usual, but behind the scenes a small portion will be zipping to us. 2 gifts in one! (You can do this at Fred Meyer and at Ray’s, too! Just go to their websites and nominate YYFAP as your charitable recipient.) And thank you!! ♥


Families Together – November 20th from 6-8 pm


Join us Friday night for a fun Families Together. Every child attending will take home a copy of the featured book or another book more appropriate to their age level. We will have storytime, free dinner and crafts. This month our friends from the Yachats Ladies Club are baking pies for dessert. You really don’t want to miss it!

The fun all happens at the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church at 360 W. 7th Street. Be sure to thank all the wonderful church volunteers who help set up, cook, serve and clean up for this monthly event. See you there!

Art Fridays at the Newport Visual Arts Center

Click on the image for the pdf form to fill out and send off!



Classes are geared toward 5th to 8th graders, though, upon consultation, younger and older students are welcome. Classes limited to 12 students. Classes are from 3:30pm to 5:30pm at the Newport Visual Arts Center (777 NW Beach Drive, 2nd floor). Classes include a brief tour of the Newport Visual Arts Center. Classes include snacks. Cost: $12 per class (scholarships available). $70 for all 7 sessions. Upon request, Newport-area school buses will drop students off at the VAC after school; inquire with your school.
Visit www.coastarts.org or email artslearning@coastarts.org
To register, call 541-265-6569 or email artslearning@coastarts.org (see form on reverse)

Families Together: Halloween Storytime, Dinner & Trunk or Treat

Room-on-the-Broom_940x528Join us Friday night, October 30th from 6-8 pm at the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church for our October Families Together. We will feature “Room on the Broom”, by Julia Donaldson and every family will take home a free copy while supplies last! (In addition, we will have age appropriate chapter books for the older kids.)

There will be fun Halloween activities and even Trunk or Treating thanks to the Retro Road Gypsies HHR – PT Cruiser Club, Central Oregon Coast. Everyone is encouraged to come in costume, parents included. You really don’t want to miss this one!






































































































Families Together Friday, September 25th 6-8 pm

PorcupinePlease join us Friday night, September 25th for the first Families Together of the school year. We will be featuring “How Do You Hug A Porcupine?” by Laurie Isop. We start with story time and every child gets to take home their very own copy of the featured book.* (Age appropriate books for older children are also available.) After story time their will be free dinner thanks to The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund and our hardworking friends from the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church. After dinner, there will be a story related craft for the kids to do. You really don’t want to miss it! We hope to see you there!

(360 W. 7th Street- Yachats Community Presbyterian Church)

*Purchased through an Oregon Early Literacy Grant

Banana Slug String Band Free Concert Aug. 21st at 5 pm

2015 Banana Slug for WEB and emailYes it’s true, the Banana Slugs are returning to Yachats for a free concert at the Yachats Commons. Our own local Bluegrass Band The Bad Weeds is playing too. This is an event you don’t want to miss! Thanks to the generosity of local donors who care about children’s exposure to quality music and environmental issues, this concert is entirely free. The fun starts at 5 pm. Come join us for a really fun, all-ages, end of summer event for our community; especially the youth. Learn more about The Banana Slug String Band at www.bananaslugstringband.com

Any donations collected at the door will be given to YYFAP.