KVAL Community Calendar

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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.

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

3).The Importance of Being Earnest

June 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.

Date(s): 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,

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

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

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.

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

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

Open Microphone Musical Benefit for Habitat For Humanity (125th month)

Tuesday, July 11, August 8, 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.

This fall, LLS will host approximately 150 Light The Night Walks across the U.S. to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer. The walks are open to all; there is no fitness requirement. Participants walk in their community and carry lighted lanterns for survivors, supporters and in memory of loved ones lost.

Your local walk(s) will take place on: 10/14/2017

OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Portland, OR

When you or someone you love hears the words, “You have cancer,” it’s one of the darkest days of their lives.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) award-winning community events, Light the Night Walks, bring light to the darkness of cancer by uniting survivors and supporters and are a remembrance, a celebration and a rallying cry to help fund critical advances in the fight against blood cancers.

As a result of LLS’s fundraising campaigns like Light The Night, LLS has invested more than $1 billion to advance cancer therapies and save lives. While blood cancer survival rates have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled for some blood cancers since 1960, there is still more work to be done to find cures. Every three minutes on person in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer, and every nine minutes someone dies from a blood cancer.

LLS’s Light The Night brings light to the darkness of cancer through hope, research and support for patients and their families. For more information or to register for your local walk, call (877) LTN-WALK or visit or to learn more, or to find your local chapter, please visit

or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572.

New Dream’s 8th Annual Fiesta!

We will be having family activities including games, music, face painting and delicious food plates! We will have fresh fruit refreshments as well. Our raffle will be at the end of our event, which are donated by local businesses.

On Saturday June 24th, 2017, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cash ONLY, Donations are accepted.

Event Phone: 541-344-1905


Contact email:

ARTS AND CRAFT SHOW presented by Sweet Home Singing Christmas Tree

WHEN: Saturday July 8 9AM – 4PM

PLACE: Out front of the Sweet Home High School – 1641 Long St. Sweet Home, OR



FOOD: come for lunch or snack

MORE VENDORS WELCOME contact sherry 541-367-4824 or Sue 541-367-4639

Vacation Bible School June 26th - June 29th daily at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, 421 South 40th Street, Springfield, OR 97478. Ages 4 years through 8th grade. Individual classes for different age groups and music, recreation, crafts, and snacks too. On Thursday, June 29th, at 7:30 p.m. there will be a special, musical program for the children to show what they have learned. Join us for a great time of fun on Dr. Vanguard's Voyage to learn more about our Redeemer! Transportation may be provided. To pre-register call: 541-747-3549 or email

Springfield Utility Board’s Light of Liberty Celebration 2017

Event Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Event Location: Island Park, 200 West B St., Springfield, OR 97477

Event Time: Gates open at 4 p.m. Music begins at 5 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m.

Event Admission: Tickets available in advance for $5.00 at SUB (Springfield Utility Board) or Jerry’s Home Improvement Center, Eugene and Springfield locations. $8.00 at the gate. Kids 5 and under free.

Event Description:

Springfield Utility Board’s Light of Liberty Celebration 2017 is a 4th of July festival not to be missed! A fundraiser for Project Share, the celebration features music, food, family fun and a fabulous fireworks show reflected over the scenic Willamette River. Enjoy country rock with EXILE, playing selections from nearly a dozen number one hits, including the pop megahit Kiss You All Over. Openers include Jet Harris and his Hotrod Hellcats (rockabilly blues) and the ever popular Etouffee (zydeco swamp rock).

GEM FAIRE: Jun. 30-Jul. 2, 2017, Lane County Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave., Eugene. Fri. 12pm-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. Admission $7 weekend pass. Free parking! Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Over 70 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. For more info, visit or call (503) 252-8300 or email:

Contest Wordcrafters in Eugene, Step Into Comics Contest, June 1-30, Downtown Eugene. FREE

Wordcrafters seeks short comic submissions from local writers, reflecting on life in Eugene for the Step Into Comics. All writers are welcome–published, unpublished, professional, amateur, any age! In partnership with the city of Eugene, selected work will be exhibited in the Parkade garage (Willamette between 7th & 8th) and the Eugene Public Library garage.

The call for submissions run the entire month of June with the deadline on June 30, 2017. Visit for submission guidelines and more information.

Workshop Wordcrafters in Eugene, Comic Writing Workshop, 5:30pm, Springfield Public Library. FREE.

Wordcrafters in Eugene is hosting a comic writing workshop in conjunction with the “Step Into Comics” Contest. Anyone interested in submitting to “Step Into Comics”—or in the craft of writing comics, in general—is welcome to attend the Step Into Comics Workshop, hosted by local illustrator Matt Brundage. The workshop will be held on Monday, June 19, at the Springfield Public Library. The workshop is from 5:30-7:30. (Attendance at the workshop is not necessary to submit to the contest.)

Open Microphone Musical Benefit for Habitat For Humanity (126th month)

Tuesday, June 13th (also July 11, August 8, September 12, 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.

Downtown Springfield Second Friday Art Walk begins at 5:00 pm at Willamalane Adult Activity Center located at 215 W. “C” St. Shuttles will run every 30 minutes til 7 pm between Willamalane and Emerald Art Center for the June Guided Tour.

Youth Art Works! Free Art Class. Ages 6-12. Saturdays 1-3PM.

6/24: Watercolors with Shawney Goings-Discover the appeal and the flexibility of creating art with watercolor paints.

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

There will be a Fourth Annual Interfaith Peace Walk in Springfield, Sunday, June 25 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. We will meet at the Ebbert United Methodist Church Community Garden at 6th and D St. for peace making activities and then walk through the neighborhood to see a couple historic sites. We will finish at The Learning Garden @ Brattain ( C St near 10th.) for refreshments. For more information contact June at 541-603-8706.

Medicare made easy at the June 22 Workshop in Roseburg

Linda Clarkson and John Root of Futurity First Insurance Group are offering two Medicare 101 workshops, Thursday, June 22 at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

The hour-long workshop will be at the Umpqua Valley Tennis Center, 1200 Stewart Parkway in Roseburg.

The workshop will explain Medicare Parts A and B, and explore options with Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Supplements. Participants will also learn how prescription drug plans work, how to get help with the cost of prescription drugs and how Medicare works with the VA.

The workshop is available at no charge. To register, call Futurity First at 541-973-2100, Ext. 1.

Futurity First is an independent broker, specializing in the financial security and retirement needs of seniors, pre-retirees, families, and businesses. Agents have one mission -- to help retirees obtain everything they have already paid for, and to help maintain financial independence in our changing environment.

What the heck is Dendroctonus?! Coast Fork Science Pub Tuesday June 27th 5-7:00pm at Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main Street, Cottage Grove. On June 27th, the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council welcomes Christine Buhl, Forest Entomologist with Oregon Department of Forestry, for our June 2017 Science Pub presentation entitled What the heck is Dendroctonus?! Learn all that you ever wanted to know (and more!) about urban and forest tree health as it pertains to insects. Ms. Buhl will provide a general overview of what makes trees tasty to insects, how to diagnose attacks from our more prominent pests, invasive insects to be on the lookout for and the benefits of forest insects. This presentation will answer questions like: Why is my tree dying? What are those holes or globs of sap from? What’s eating those leaves? What good are insects to trees anyway? And most importantly: What can I do to protect my individual urban tree or forested stand from insect damage?

Long Tom Watershed Council Tour June 27. The Long Tom Watershed Council (LTWC) is hosting a tour of a project that’s improving habitat for migratory songbirds and native fish along the Willamette River at Snag Boat Bend, a unit of the Finley National Wildlife Refuge. Wildlife biologist Joan Hagar will discuss neotropical migratory bird biology and why riparian floodplain forest provides essential bird habitat. Fish Biologist Greg Taylor will talk about the importance of river side channel and alcove habitats to native fish. Tuesday, June 27, 6 – 8 p.m. Free and open to all. Meet in Snag Boat Bend parking area, about 11 miles north of Harrisburg on Peoria Road. Visit for more info or call 541-338-7055.

Music at the Market Series, Thu, Jun 15, 2017 6:00pm Thu, Sep 28, 2017 8:00pm. The perfect date night on Thursday evenings (June 15th through September 28th) from 6-8pm in the Courtyard at the 5th Street Market. Enjoy dinner and a beverage while relaxing to the beautiful sounds. The International Cafes will extend their hours until 8pm. All concerts are FREE!

Where: Fifth Street Market Courtyard (296 E 5th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401)

When: Thursdays from 6-8pm

Cost: FREE!


June 15th: Taste (R&B/Soul)

June 22nd: Blues Club Project (Blues)

June 29th: Riffle (Dance/Pop/Jazz)

July 6th: The Brewketts (Acoustic Trio)

July 13th: Shelley James MusicBox (Gospel Rock)

July 20th: Marc Siegel & Friends (Jazz/Tap/Dance)

July 27th: Mike Denny Trio (Acoustic Trio)

August 3rd: Caroline Bauer with Austin Farrell (Acoustic Guitar/Folk)

August 10th: Heavy Chevy Lite (Funk/Rock/Blues)

August 17th: Sugar Beets (Americana/Soulgrass)

August 24th: Kareem Kandi Band (Jazz Fusion) Tacoma, WA

August 31st: Opal Creek (Acoustic Folk/Country)

September 7th: Omie Wise (Blues/Folk)

September 14th: Butterchuck (Old Timey Pop Revival)

September 21st: Jazz Flute Project (Bossa Nova/Jazz)

September 28th: Henry Cooper (Blues)

Program brought to you by the 5th Street Public Market.

Ann’s Heart presents a Karaoke/ Talent Contest Friday, July 7 at 6:30 pm at 532 C St . in Springfield, Oregon. This event is to raise funds to open a transitional home for women and trans women who have experienced a lack of safe housing. The audience will choose the contest winner by voting with their donations. This contest will showcase a variety of local talent. If you wish to enter the contest contact June at 541-603-8706 or Ebbert UMC at 541-746-3513 or email The grand prize will be $100 Visa card plus many other fun prizes. Come join the fun and make a difference.

Dr. Amnesia Trance’s Hypnotic Show…OR It’s Mining Memories Down a Long, Dark Hole

Event location: Cottage Theatre

700 Village Drive, Cottage Grove, OR 97424

Contact Info: Phone 541-942-8001, email:,

Event Dates: July 21-23

Performance times: Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:00pm, Sunday matinee at 2:30pm

Tickets go on sale June 21

Ticket Price: $7 all ages, reserved seating

Event Description: An original family-friendly melodrama perfect for audiences of all ages. This event features youth actors from Cottage Theatre’s summer Melodrama Camp, plenty of booing and hissing at the villains, and an old-fashioned audience sing-along.

HIV Alliance will be celebrating its new building next Friday, June 23rd, from 5 to 6 and is looking for some help in spreading the word. The event will have beer and wine, with plenty of room to peruse. There will be speeches from Eugene's Mayor Vinis, Springfield's Mayor Lundberg, and Lane County Commissioner, Pat Farr. Thank you for supporting us in getting through this move, now it’s time to enjoy this new balcony and have a nice beer provided by Claim 52 Brewing. We will also have wine available, courtesy of Justin Schmick with Windermere Real Estate.

What: HIV Alliance Open House

Where: 1195A City View St., Eugene, OR, 97402

When: June 23rd 5- 6 pm

Why: HIV Alliance New Building + Free Wine, Beer, and Finger Foods, as well as speeches from Eugene's Mayor Vinis, Springfield's Mayor Lundberg, and Lane County Commissioner, Pat Farr

Who: Open to public, 21+ to drink

Identity Dance Company

When: July 14th 6:30pm and July 15th 2pm and 6pm

Where: LCC Ragozzino Performance Hall 4000 E 30th Ave Eugene OR 97405

What: Never Land Production

Synopsis: JOIN PETER PAN, WENDY AND they journey to the world of Never Land, where time stands still and you never grow up. Along the way they discover that Time has been locked away by an evil Sea Queen, who has tricked Captain Hook into her scheme. Peter Pan, the Lost Boys and Tink are unaware of the Sea Queen’s actions, but as Wendy arrives, she discovers things aren’t as they should be and that there is only 1 person with the power to free Time.

Identity’s production of Never Land is unlike any story you’ve seen, with new characters, and plot twists. Your whole family won’t want to miss this exciting adventure to unlock Time and restore happiness to Never Land!

Ticket Link:

What are you doing for Breakfast on the the 4th of July? Join us for Grace Lutheran Church's 65th Annual 4th of July Breakfast! Breakfast includes hot cakes, eggs, sausages, juice and other beverages. We will be serving breakfast from 7:00 am to 10:00 am at Grace Lutheran Church on the Corner of 18th & Hilyard in Eugene. We are only blocks away from the Butte to Butte route, so drop on by for breakfast. A Freewill donation will be accepted. Call 541-342-4844 for more information. Or visit

Join WREN at Ninkasi Brewery for Pints for a Cause

WHAT: Who doesn’t love having a nice cold drink and giving back to a great cause?

Come out, enjoy the sunshine and a nice Brew and help WREN while doing it.

Ninkasi is generously giving $1 of every Pint to WREN for the whole day on June

27th. This will also be an opportunity to learn about volunteer opportunities

through some the WREN staff and volunteers at the event. Additionally, there will

be a raffle with some awesome prizes! This event will run all day.

For more information on WREN events please visit

or visit our Facebook page

WHERE: Ninkasi Brewing

272 Van Buren St, Eugene, OR 97402

WHEN: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017


Youth Art Works! Free Art Class for Kids. Ages 6-12. Saturdays 1-3 PM at Emerald Art Center!

July 1st - Volume & Shape of Living Forms continues with Jac Hoffman - Learn gestures and basic drawing skills to build other art approaches in this ongoing class.

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

South Lane County Relay for Life. Bohemia park Cottage Grove Or. Friday June 16th 5pm- Saturday June 17th 9:00am. Survivor dinner 630pm. Bingo, yard games, bands, food, booths.

Good Karma Monday – Eugene Emeralds vs. Hillsboro Hops (benefit for Pearl Buck Center)

Presented by Yogi. Every Monday, fans that come to the Emeralds Box Office will be able to choose what they pay in dollar increments for their tickets. Fifty percent of what the fan chooses to pay will be donated directly to the local charity partner of the night, Pearl Buck Center.

Date: June 26, 2017

Time: 7:05pm

Location: PK Park

Address: 2760 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Eugene, OR 97401

Admission: Ticket costs are by donation only in whole dollar increments. Tickets must be purchased on 6/26/17 starting at 9am at the PK Park Ticket Office.


Phone: 541-342-5367