KVAL Community Calendar

SUBMIT AN EVENT: Please email the date, time and other information

Bag Up Your Items...

Eugene Mission

A Wellness Center for The Homeless

Start Cleaning Out Your Closets as We Turn Unwanted

Clothes into cash for Eugene Mission

Drop off Location: Rifes Home Furniture

150 Oakway Road, Eugene

Clothes, Shoes, Towels, Hats, Sheets, Blankets, Quilts, Drapes

Purses, Belts, Stuffed Animals.

Open Microphone Musical Benefit for Habitat For Humanity (118th consecutive month)

always on the 2nd Tuesday each month)

6:30 pm at the Axe & Fiddle Music Pub, 657 East Main Street, Cottage Grove,

Free (donations encouraged and gratefully accepted). Call (541) 942-3878 for more information.

Tuesday, April 11th (also May 9, June 13, July 11, etc; always on the 2nd Tuesday each month) at 6:30 pm

at the Axe & Fiddle Music Pub, 657 East Main Street, Cottage Grove,

Free (donations encouraged and gratefully accepted). Call (541) 942-3878 for more information.

Eugene Ballet Company’s 2016-2017 season

Regional performances:

The Nutcracker- Historic Elsinore Theater, Salem, OR

Thursday, December 22nd, 7:30pm

Friday, December 23rd, 7:30pm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream- Historic Elsinore Theater, Salem, OR

Cottage Theatre’s 2017 Calendar of Events


April 27, 28, 29, 30

$25 Adult, $15 Youth (6-18)

This bright and brassy musical comedy whodunit from the creators of Cabaret and Chicago is set in 1959 Boston, where a pre-Broadway run of a new musical comedy is interrupted by the murder of its extremely untalented leading lady.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances start at 8pm

Sunday matinees start at 2:30pm

Email Contact:

Phone: 541-942-8001

3).The Importance of Being Earnest

June 9, 10, 11*, 15, 16, 17, 18*, 22, 23, 24, 25*

$25 Adult, $15 Youth (6-18)

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances start at 8pm

Sunday matinees start at 2:30pm

Arguably the wittiest farcical comedy in English, The Importance of Being Earnest is an 1895 play by Oscar Wilde in which the protagonists invent fictitious personae in order to escape burdensome social obligations.

Email Contact:

Phone: 541-942-8001

4).The Good Doctor

August 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20*, 24, 25, 26, 27*

$25 Adult, $15 Youth (6-18)

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances start at 8pm

Sunday matinees start at 2:30pm

Russian humor meets classic American wit! American playwright Neil Simon dramatizes several short stories by Russian author Anton Chekhov in this highly amusing series of sketches first produced on Broadway in 1973.

Email Contact:

Phone: 541-942-8001

5).Jekyll & Hyde

October 6, 7, 8*, 12, 13, 14, 15*, 19, 20, 21, 22*, 26, 27, 28, 29*

$25 Adult, $15 Youth (6-18)

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances start at 8pm

Sunday matinees start at 2:30pm

Jekyll & Hyde, a thrilling pop rock musical based on the classic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson, explores that fine line between good and evil existing in us all.

Email Contact:

Phone: 541-942-8001

TrackTown Tuesday connects local track and field athletes and the sport to the community of TrackTown USA. The popular town hall meetings are held each month in the third floor ballroom at the Downtown Athletic Club. They are free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a social hour, followed by the one-hour show at 7 p.m. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.


· May 2nd

· June 6th (In conjunction with TrackTown Live at Hayward)

Times: Social hour 6pm, Showtime 7pm

Location: Downtown Athletic Club

Address: 999 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401

Admission: Free Event / Free Parking


Contact: Lindsay Marcum,

TrackTown Fitness is a free community fitness program based on the concepts first taught by University of Oregon track and field coach Bill Bowerman more than 50 years ago. His community jogging classes are credited with sparking the running boom in the U.S. and TrackTown USA is using those same principles to help anyone achieve their fitness goals.

TrackTown Fitness will prepare participants for the Eugene Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k on May 6–7, but everyone is welcome at TrackTown Fitness, whether you plan to participate in a Eugene Marathon event or not. Join us Sunday mornings, rain or shine! Free and open to all ages and abilities.

Date(s): Every Sunday Morning (until April 30, 2017)

Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Location: Hayward Field

Address: 1580 E 15th Ave. Eugene, OR 97403

Admission: Free & open to all

Parking: Free


Bellies, Birth & Babies Expo 2017 Bob Keefer Center

250 S. 32nd St Springfield, Or 97478

May 6, 2017 11am-4pm

$5 Suggested donation per family

Doulas of Lane County continues to expand the size and scope of our educational, interactive, and informative event for childbearing families. Whether you are pregnant, recently pregnant, or on the path to conceiving, you will:

1. Learn about community services and local businesses,

2. Engage in demonstrations & games, and

3. Acquire useful knowledge and skills throughout the journey from preconception to pregnancy and through early parenthood.

Lane County Master Garden Association Plant Sale

Saturday, April 29, 2017, Lane County Fairgrounds Horse Barn, 796 W. 13th Ave. Eugene, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

It's time for the annual Spring Plant Sale and Garden Fair, presented by the Lane County Master Gardeners Association. This year we bring together a HUGE selection of plants, trees, shrubs and berries, Master Gardener creations, the garden journal, the new MG Cookbook and a used book sale, along with artists and other vendors specializing in the best for your garden. Check out the informative booths staffed by local organizations, 4-H, Master Food Preservers and Master Recyclers.

Ask an Oregon State University Master Gardener to answer your gardening questions. Bring the kids by the "Kid Zone" to learn about Square foot gardening and fun garden crafts. Talk worms with the Compost Specialists and then take a break with a cup of coffee and something sweet.

We will have a large Silent Auction from 9 a.m. - noon, a Bucket Raffle, a Free Plant Check to hold your purchases while you shop the vendors.

Caregiver SUPPORT EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR SERIES You are invited to attend a FREE monthly educational series featuring experts and professionals who provide support to families and who are advocates for seniors and their care. All events will be held at City of Eugene Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St, Eugene, OR 97405

Call us at (541) 343-8439 for more information or to reserve your seat(s). Hurry space is limited. Refreshments provided

Conversation involving loss of independence with an

elderly parent can be difficult.

THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017, 10:00 A.M.

Brain Fitness for Seniors is an Important

Part of Lifelong Well-being

Brain exercises are important to maintain brain function

and keep the mind sharp and alert.

THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017, 10:00 A.M.

Helping Seniors Manage Chronic Disease

Self-management support is the assistance caregivers can

use to encourage daily decisions that improve health.

THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017, 10:00 A.M.

Senior Finances, What to do When it’s

Time to Help

Employ strategies to protect your loved ones from financial


THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2017, 10:00 A.M.

Managing Chronic Pain

Effective pain management is a crucial component to

caring for the elderly.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017, 10:00 A.M.

Congestive Heart Failure Facts and Fiction

Caregivers can benefit from specialized training about the

disease process of CHF and how to best encourage their

loved ones to manage the disease.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017, 10:00 A.M.

Living Without Depression is Possible

Learn how you can help your loved ones suffering from


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017, 10:00 A.M.

Skip the Holiday Blues and Enjoy

the Season

Learn how you can enhance your loved ones holiday spirit

and create enjoyable experiences with family and friends.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017, 10:00 A.M.

Eating Is Essential to Promote Health

Learn how to identify underlying factors that affect



A 40 yr. Class Reunion is planned for the graduating classes of Springfield High School & Thurston High School 1977. Both classes will be combined for this fun filled weekend—July 21, 22, & 23. All students that would have graduated with either the Springfield or Thurston Class in 1977 are invited to attend.

July 21, 2017 The Opening Event: a meet & greet with a Taco Bar Buffet

July 22, 2017 The Main Event: a sit down dinner. Choice of Prime Rib, Chicken or Fish

July 23, 2017 The Final Event: a no host pizza final day gathering at Roaring Rapids Pizza.

Planning is still in the works. For more information, contact either:

Trina Halpain 541-514-9494

Or Debi Alger Jensen 541-227-8992

1st annual Makindu's proper amazing race. The children of Makindu are in desperate need of your help. So get a team together and register today.

-Teams will consist of 2 players

-Registration deadline is Saturday April, 30 2017

-Team Registration Fee $200 (includes both players)

-Everything needed to participate is included in registration fee

-Race starts at RE/MAX Integrity, 4710 Village Plaza Loop Eugene, OR 97401


How to Register...

With a credit or debit card

Tax Receipt will be emailed to you


-Click Donate at the top of the screen

-Check Set your own amount & fill in box will $200

-Fill in the rest of the page with your info

-In section In Honor/Memory Information

Please list Both Team Members on Individual’s Name line

Please list Team Name under Notification Name

With a check

Deb will provide a Tax Receipt

-Make check Payable to Makindu Children's Program & mail with the name of your

team & both members to

Deb Bean c/o RE/MAX Integrity

4710 Village Plaza loop #200

Eugene, OR 97401

Help bring hope to the fight against ALS. Join in The ALS Association’s fundraising event on Saturday, May 6th at Sprout Regional Food Hub from 6 to 8pm. Comedian Leigh Anne Jasheway will perform, dinner provided by 100 Mile Bakery and beer from Claim 52 Brewing. Come support the fight against ALS and give hope to thousands affected by this devastating disease. To register, please visit

Harrisburg Multicultural Celebration in its third year

Harrisburg’s third annual Multicultural Celebration promises to be the biggest, best, yet, featuring dancers and music from around the world, local crafts, and food.

Several dance troupes will perform, headed up by Aztec Dance Titlakawan performing Native American dances from Mexico. Other acts include Irish and Scottish traditional dances, the Mexican hat dance, and Samoan dances. The finale to this year’s Multicultural Celebration will be the Mexican Dancing Horse troupe. Their high-stepping prancing delighted parade attendees last Fourth of July, and are sure to please the kids and families attending the Multicultural Celebration.

The Multicultural Celebration is Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Harrisburg Elementary School’s covered playground, 642 Smith St. in Harrisburg. Attendance is free. For more information about the event, or if you are interested in being a vendor, contact the HART Community Center, 541-995-7700,

The Big O International Roller Derby Tournament hosted by Emerald City Roller Derby

The three-day Big O Tournament takes place May 5-7 at the Lane Events Center, and will host 35 women’s, men’s, and junior roller derby teams. Teams from as far away as Argentina, Sweden, and Finland will be competing this year, as well as many of the highest-ranking teams in the world. Competition is fierce and the stakes are high. Teams compete to gain ranking points to attend playoffs, and to ultimately compete for the title of world champion.

Teams include the repeat 2015 & 2016 Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) World Champions, Portland's Rose City Rollers, along with six more of the top 10 women's teams including Victorian Roller Derby League, Angel City (Los Angeles), Arch Rival Roller Derby, Denver Roller Derby, and the Texas Rollergirls. Juniors Gems vs Rose City Rose Petals, Have you ever wondered what the future of roller derby looks like? Well here’s your chance! On April 8th the Emerald City Junior Gems very own Modified Contact team will be going up against the Rose City Rose Petals from Portland.

Emerald Valley Opry

Powers Auditorium

Willamette High School

1801 Echo Hollow Rd. Eugene Or.

On our opry stage May13

Wayne Graber--"Country Gospel

56 Pontiac - Traditional Country/Rockabilly

Mike & Carleen McCornack - Folk

Julie Nedele—country

The House Band --you requested

Doors open at 5PM Houseband 5:15 Concert 6-9:30

Adults $8- Seniors 55+ $5 -7 thur16 $3 under 7 free

Emerald Art Center presents featured Artist Janene Diaz, "Mocking Art's Union"

featuring member artist Carol Fairbanks.

April 4-28, 2017

Artist reception: April 14 2017 5:00-8:00pm

Emerald Art Center

500 Main St

Springfield, OR 97477


Youth Art Works! Free Art Class for Kids Ages 6-12

Saturdays 1:00-3:00pm

April 15: Mixed Media Collage with Shawney Goings

April 22:TBD

April 29: Abstract Painting with David Placencia

Call 541-726-8595 to reserve your space! Space is limited!

Emerald Art Center

500 Main St. Springfield, OR 97477

St. Baldrick's UO: Oregon Baldfest

Sunday, April 30 at 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Pape Field (2727 Leo Harris Parkway, Eugene, OR)

St. Baldrick's UO is partnering with The University of Oregon Women's Soccer Team to host the 2017 Inaugural Oregon Baldfest! There will be a 7 v. 7 collegiate soccer tournament, food, games, head-shaving, and more! The fun starts at noon on Sunday, April 30th. Who will be the #BaldestOfThemAll?

Twitter: StBaldricksUO Facebook: StBaldricksUO Instagram: StBaldricksUO

The League of Women Voters of Lane County invites the public to attend a talk by Eugene-based author and linguist Rosemarie Ostler, 5:30-7:30 pm Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., in Eugene.

Described as “entertaining, knowledgeable and humorous”, Ostler will discuss the origins and usage of the colorful language of America’s past and the country’s tradition of sometimes outrageous political diatribe. She will read excerpts from Founding Grammars, a book said to be “for curious readers who want to know where grammar rules have come from, where they’ve been, and where they might go next.”

2ND ANNUAL LOCAL HERBDAY CELEBRATION. Veneta, OR May 6, 2017 - Central Grange, 87200 Central Rd , 10am - 6pm. An entirely volunteer-run free event open to the public with a suggested donation for Occupy Medical. Our mission is to celebrate the many uses of herbs in our daily lives; emphasizing cultivating herbs locally, building the local herbal community, teaching people about herbs and how herbs benefit our bodies and the environment around us. We see this day as an opportunity to enrich our local communities while speaking to the importance of sharing herbal traditions.

Willamette Leadership Academy will be hosting an auction fundraiser May 5, 2017. Doors will open at 5:30 PM, Live Auction will begin promptly at 6:00pm, and a Silent Auction will follow the live Auction. The auction will be located in the gym of Willamette Leadership Academy. Address is 34020 B Street Eugene, OR. 97405. Food & beverage will be able for purchase.

The HIV Alliance is holding an event at the Wayward Lamb in Eugene, OR. April 26th at 5pm – 8pm at the Wayward Lamb, in downtown Eugene. Join the HIV Alliance at the Wayward Lamb in down town Eugene to get access to prep, connect with doctors, enroll in OHP and get free HIV testing! There have been a large number of new HIV diagnoses. It’s easy to prevent and we’re here to help!

Harrisburg High School is having their annual plant sale at the greenhouse on LaSalle St between 8th and 9th streets in Harrisburg

When: May 6th, 2017

Hours: 9am-1pm

The students will be selling vegetable starts, flower starts (both annual and perennial), hanging house plants, aloes, orchid cacti, and young trees

Proceeds go to the continuation of the horticulture program next year

Save the Date, May 6 Pleasant Hill Booster Auction. Doors open at 5 pm. Get tickets at our website: Location: Triple Crown Arena, Pleasant Hill

Sharie T Insta/storiesphotography_

The 7th annual Young Women’s Fire Camp will be hosted by Eugene Springfield Fire during the week of July 10th through the 14th, 2017. This FREE day camp is for high-school aged young women who are interested in gaining confidence and leadership skills and provides an opportunity for them to try fire-fighting and emergency medical services through hands-on training in a safe and controlled environment. Further information and an application may be found by going to www.eugene.or-gov/fire or by calling 541-682-7135.

University Theatre Presents Cinderella Waltz - April 28 - May 13 Robinson Theatre: Romantic Comedy. Rosey Snow is trapped in a fairy tale world that is by turns funny and a little frightening, with her stepsisters Goneril and Regan, her demented stepmother, her lecherous father, a bewildered Prince, a fairy godmother who sings salty old sailor songs, a troll and a possibly homicidal village idiot. This play investigates the archetypal origins of the world’s most popular fairy tale, contrasting the familiar and charming Perrault version with the darker, more ancient and disturbing tale recorded by the brothers Grimm. Grotesque farce and romantic fantasy blend in a fairy tale for adults (ages 13+).

Directed by Chryss Allaback

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 8:00pm

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 8:00pm

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 8:00pm

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 8:00pm

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 8:00pm

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 2:00pm

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 8:00pm

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 8:00pm

2nd annual Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 13 at 9:00am at River Forks Park. Cost is $35 when registered by May 7; $45 after. Kids under 12 run free with paid registration. Parking fees included in price of registration; please indicate whether or not you have an Annual County Parks Parking Pass. Registration packets will be available race day from 7:45-8:45am.

All proceeds benefit Safe Haven Maternity Home, a nonprofit 501c3. For more details about our program and to register for the event visit our website at

South Eugene High School Theater presents the first show of its 2016-17 spring season, “Other Desert Cities” by Jon Robin Baitz, premiering april in the school’s Little Theater at 400 E. 19th Ave. Other Desert Cities will be directed by Kyra Siegel. Brooke Wyeth played by Samantha Stout (sophomore) returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, Polly played by Hannah Montgomery (senior) and Lyman Wyeth played by Sage Siepert (senior). Her brother, Trip played by Reed Davies-Latimer (sophomore), and her formerly alcoholic aunt, Silda Grauman played by Emma Mowry (junior) are there too. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history - a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it. Newsday writes, “the five-character family drama feels even more powerful -- a boldly conventional yet altogether gripping work that knows individual psychology as keenly as it understands the world around it.”

MA - 14 for explicit language and reference to drug use

The show runs for one weekend with four evening performances on April 26, 27, 28, 29 at 7:00pm. Tickets for students & seniors are $7 and are $10 for adults, and can be purchased online at or at the box office prior to the show. For further information, call the South Eugene Theater box office at 541-790-8070.

Pints & Dreams: A Fundraiser for Oregon Supported Living Program

Pints & Dreams is a one-day fundraiser for Oregon Supported Living Program’s One Dream at a Time Fund to be held at Sam Bond’s Brewing Co at The Foundry, 540 E 8th Ave, on Thursday, April 27th from 4-10pm. Live music will be presented by local ukulele troupe TRUE (The Ridgeline Ukulele Experience) from 6-7pm and $1.00 from every pint sold will go towards the Fund. Minors are welcome until 9pm.

The One Dream at a Time Fund helps fulfill the dreams of adults with developmental disabilities by paying for the additional supports and staff that these individuals may need in order to participate in life-enriching experiences. In the last four years, One Dream at a Time has funded over 30 trips, including a European cruise, trips for individuals to visit family, participating in the Special Olympics, NASCAR race, Disneyland, and a Green Bay Packers game—in Green Bay, WI.

For further information please go to or OSLP’s Facebook event page, or call 541-343-4196.


The Destination Imagination Plant Sale to benefit Pleasant Hill DI teams will be on Saturday, April 29, from 9:00-4;00 in the Pleasant Hill Elementary School Parking Lot. The Sale features unusual and traditional plants, shrubs and trees, and includes native plants, blueberries, bedding plants, and fruit trees from a wide variety of outstanding local nurseries.

For additional information, contact Joan Hladky, 541-746-0135,

WOW Newts! Nature Quest, Saturday, April 29th, 10am-12pm

Enjoy a newt quest in Tugman Park! Learn about these cool critters from naturalist Tom Titus as we explore the wild side of this south Eugene park. Event co-sponsored by the Eugene's Southeast Neighbors. Meet at the Tugman Park picnic shelter (3666 Hilyard Street, Eugene). Members FREE, non-members $5/family. Pre-register: 541-687-9699 or online at

May 20, HIV Alliance will once again be hosting “Big Night”—our annual auction and benefit event. The theme for this year’s Big Night is “Big Disco Night.” We hope you can join us for a groovy evening of fun and feasting all while helping to provide critical support for our HIV education and prevention programs. Special getaways and unique auction packages also await your perusal!

When: May 20, 2017

Time: 4:30 – 7:00 pm

Where: Domaine Meriwether/Valhalla Winery, 23785 OR-126, Veneta, OR 97487

Entertainment provided by Evynne Hollens

Ticket Price: Single tickets are $75 each or you can purchase a pair of tickets for $125 (limited time pricing so register today!). You also have the option of purchasing a combination of tickets at these pricing. For example, to purchase tickets for three people and still get the pair discount, click the “Single Ticket” option to purchase 1 single ticket and then click on the “Pair of Tickets” option to purchase 1 pair of tickets before checking out to pay for all three tickets.

Camp Harlow's Annual Open House?

Join us for our Annual Open House and experience a taste of Camp!

Sunday, June 1th - 1 to 4pm

Free Event, fun for the whole family!

Swimming, Bumper Boats, Go-Karts, Zipline and much more!

We hope to see you there!

Have you ever thought about building your dream home but need help getting started?

Join us for a free construction seminar on building your home from the ground up! We'll talk about the entire financing and building process, from start to finish. We'll also have residential construction, mortgage, and real estate professionals on hand who can provide you with valuable information about the process. There will be two seminars: May 11 from 6:00-7:30pm and May 13 from 11:00am to 12:30pm.

Northwest Community Credit Union Downtown Eugene branch, Community Room

545 E 8th Ave

Eugene, OR 97401

Rsvp at

35th Lane County Home Improvement Show

Oct. 6-8, 2017

Lane Events Center - Convention Center: 796 W 13th Ave, Eugene (541) 484-9247

Showcasing Great Home & Garden Transformations! Shop & compare 250 exhibits featuring experts, products and services for homes & yards. Learn “How-to” at 40 seminars. Register to win $5,000 of Prizes Sponsored by KEZI-9.

FREE admission with canned food donations. FREE Parking.

Fri: 5pm-9pm, Sat: 10am-8pm, Sun: 10am-5pm.

13th Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show

Jan 19-21, 2018

Lane Events Center - Convention Center: 796 W 13th Ave, Eugene (541) 484-9247

America’s 1st Sustainable Home & Garden Show Returns!

Over 225 Sustainable Exhibits for the Home, Garden & Life. Tour Oregon’s Tiny House Round-Up! Explore 7 Pavilions of Green Good Earth Living: Home, Garden, Food, Transportation, Art, Wellness, and ReUse. Enjoy National Green Building Experts, Sustainable Living Experts, NW Authors, Live Music, Organic Eats, 80 Eco-Friendly Seminars, Green Neighbors, and Our Signature Chickens Over the Aisles!

FREE admission with canned food donations. FREE Parking.

Fri: 5pm-9pm, Sat: 10am-8pm, Sun: 10am-5pm

39th Lane County Home & Garden Show

March 8-11, 2018

Lane Events Center - Convention Center & Expo Halls: 796 W 13th Ave, Eugene (541) 484-9247

Springtime on every Aisle! Shop & compare 325 exhibits featuring experts, products and services for homes & yards. Meet Don Engebretson The Renegade Gardener! Learn “How-to” at 50 home & garden seminars. Spring Gardens in Bloom, Big Plant Sales, $5,000 in KEZI-9 Prizes.

American Family Insurance is the Official Show Sponsor.

FREE admission with canned food donations. FREE Parking.

Thurs: 5pm-9pm, Fri: 5pm-9pm, Sat: 10am-8pm, Sun: 10am-5pm

Bikes to Blooms Wildflower Event Saturday May 13th 8am-3pm

Bake Stewart Park & Row Point Trailhead, Row River Rd., Dorena

(12 mi. east of Cottage Grove)

The Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council (CFWWC), US Army Corps of Engineers, US Forest Service Cottage Grove Ranger District, Native Plant Society of Oregon, and Kennedy Alternative High School, welcomes the community to discover spring wildflowers in bloom. With a local expert as your guide, we invite you explore a series of rare, remnant prairie and oak habitats along Dorena Lake. Bikes to Blooms is a free, educational event that features activities for families and nature enthusiasts, including a morning bird walk, stewardship opportunities, educational booths hosted by local organizations and guided wildflower walks. Travel east of Cottage Grove and experience this ecologically valuable and scenic landscape and to see the southern Willamette Valley in bloom.

“Quantum computers and Schrödinger’s cat”

David Wineland

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 30

University of Oregon

Struab 156

1451 Onyx St.

Eugene, OR 97403

What is quantum computing and what does it have to do with physicist Erwin Schrödinger’s famous quantum physics cat? In a free public lecture, Nobel-laureate physicist David Wineland will explore these topics and discuss how his research group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology became aware of their connection when carrying out experiments on individual atomic ions. Wineland’s work as the founder of NIST’s ion storage group and as a member of the physics faculty of the University of Colorado at Boulder has led to advances in spectroscopy, atomic clocks and quantum information. He shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics with French physicist Serge Haroche “for groundbreaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems.” The lecture is sponsored by the University of Oregon’s Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation and the Department of Physics.

FREE Ongoing Drop-In Art Classes with Alan M. Clark.

Helping to guide you toward your creative vision in painting, drawing and/or illustration.

Learn how to digitally prepare images for reproduction and use of the Photoshop Program. You will need this program on your laptop for hands-on training. Alan will be using his computer to walk students through the process.

Tuesdays 1:00pm-4:00pm

Call 541-726-8595 to reserve your space

The Middle School and High School Drama Team of Navigators Homeschool Group will be performing Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Christ's Center Auditorium, 530 W. 7th Ave., Junction City, Oregon, on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5/Student and $7/Adult and are available at

20th on the 20th All Ages Dance Party Celebrating 20 years serving and celebrating the Autism Community


DJ Spins-a-Lot

MC Mark Roberts

Fun Raffle



Special Friends Costume Contest

Dress up your favorite stuffed animal and win a prize!

May 20, 2017. 7-11PM


Vet’s Club Ballroom

Willamette St

Join a Wetland Wander with WREN at Stewart Pond

WHAT: Many people have heard the saying, April showers bring May flowers! Well, May is right around the corner and the wildflowers are starting to blossom! This month’s walk will be hosted by Wetland Ecologist, Diane Steeck. She will be walking us through the spring wildflowers where we might be able to see some Oregon Irises, Buttercups, Camis and many more!

WREN Wanders are casual walks through various West Eugene Wetlands sites each second Tuesday of every month. These exciting opportunities are FREE to the public and provide observation, education and inspiration in our surrounding natural spaces. WREN staff and volunteers will guide this walk. Participants should bring water and wear muck boots. WREN will provide binoculars.

For more information on WREN and Wetland Wanders please visit or visit our Facebook page

WHERE: Stewart Pond

Directions: From west 11th, turn north onto Bertelsen Road. Turn right onto Stewart Road and follow it to the end, the Stewart Pond parking area will be clearly marked on the left. Look for WREN staff.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017