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Cottage Theatre’s 2017 Calendar of Events

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.

http://www.cottagetheatre.org/jekyll--hyde.html

Email Contact: info@cottagetheatre.org

Phone: 541-942-8001


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, 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

depression.

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

appetite.


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.

www.EugeneHomeShow.com


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

www.EugeneHomeShow.com


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 www.lightthenight.org or to learn more, or to find your local chapter, please visit www.lls.org

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


GriefShare Seminar/Support Group

Mon. Sept. 11, 2017 - Dec. 18, 2017 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. New Hope Eugene 1790 Charnelton Street, Eugenbe, Or 97401

Workbook cost: $15.00 Scholarships available if needed

GriefShare is a video seminar series that features some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on grief and recovery topics as seen from a biblical perspective. The video seminars are combined with support group discussion of the materials presented during the video. While this is a Bible based seminar the public is welcome. There are many practical helps for the grief journey. Respect is the key.


Day of Caring, September, 21 2017; all day, various locations. United Way of Lane County's annual Day of Caring event brings together local nonprofits and community volunteers for one incredible day of service. Projects take place throughout Lane County and volunteers are able to choose what site and time frame works best for them. Please see http://unitedwaylane.org/get-involved/volunteer/days-of-caring/ or call 541-741-6000 for more information.


Tri-County Chamber of Commerce 24th Annual Golf Tournament Diamond Woods Golf Course

96040 Territorial Hwy.

Monroe, OR 97456

September 17, 2017

8:00 a.m. shotgun start

Phone: The Chamber Office at 541-998-6154 for additional Information.


PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FOR THE 2017-18 BROADWAY IN EUGENE SERIES:

BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical October 11-15, 2017

THE BOOK OF MORMON January 16-21, 2018

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL February 2-3, 2018

KINKY BOOTS February 27-March 1, 2018

A CHORUS LINE March 30-31, 2018



Long Tom Watershed Council 20th Anniversary Annual Celebration

At the September 14 Annual Meeting and Celebration, the Long Tom Watershed Council (LTWC) is commemorating 20 years of the watershed community’s accomplishments through voluntary action. A fantastic panel of speakers will be “Sharing 20 Years of Watershed Moments,” featuring a series of short stories from community leaders and council partners including former Restoration Director Cindy Thieman, local farmer Jason Hunton, and others. Enjoy a delicious dinner buffet, watershed awards, board member election, and live music by the Eugene City Barnstormers! Event details: Thursday, September 14, 5:45 – 8 p.m. at Bennett Vineyards and Wine Co., 25974 Highway 36, Cheshire. Registration required by September 6. Tickets are $25/person and $60/family. Visit www.longtom.org to register and for more information, or call 541-338-7055. Sponsored by Ninkasi Brewing Co. and Stroda Brothers Farm. Don’t miss LTWC’s biggest event of the year!


September 24th, 2017,Pagan Pride Eugene & Springfield,11am to 7pm, Alton Baker Park Pavilions, Cost of admittance a donation for Food For Lane County

Food For Lane County food drive, Fall Harvest Celebration, Free Workshops, Networking, Games, Tug of War, Children's Area, Merchants, Harvest Ritual. http://?eugenepaganpride.org


Youth Art Works! Free Art Classes for kids ages 6-12

Saturdays from 1:00-3:00pm

9/16-Painting with Feeling with Robin Levin-We'll explore how color, shapes and motion can express our emotions. We'll examine work that demonstrates the artists feelings. We'll play with an assortment of materials to "show some emotions".

To reserve your space call: 541-726-8595. Space is limited.

Emerald Art Center

500 Main St

Springfield, OR 97477

Hours: Tues-Sat 11-4


Hungry Bowls Project Dinner to benefit UCAN Food Bank. Dinner to take place on World Hunger Day, October 16, 2017 at the Phoenix Charter School at 5:30pm. Attendees select a handmade bowl which they may choose to keep or donate back for the following year's dinner. A plethora of delectable soups and delicious breads will be served. Tickets are $25 and available at the UCAN office, online, or at the event.

Contact information: Susie Johnston-Forte susie.forte@ucancap.org (541)492-3522 www.ucancap.org


Oregon CareWorks members invite everyone who gives And receives Care or loves someone who does , to our free screening of the acclaimed new Documentary "Care" .

Join us for an important film and conversation about Care in our country .

Wednesday, September 27,2017

at the First United Methodist Church located at

1376 Olive Street Eugene Oregon 97401

From 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Light refreshments will be served .


Downtown Springfield Second Friday Art Walk|September Guided Tour

Join us as we help celebrate Santa Frida Bobasita’s new reign as Slug Queen! Santa Frida Bobasita will be leading a guided tour through several art venues. The fun begins at Emerald Art Center from 5 – 8 pm with the guided tour beginning at 5:30. Art, Artists, Fun, Food and Beverages to discover and enjoy along the trail.

1. Emerald Art Center-500 Main St- EAC will be featuring the Photography at the Emerald Second Annual Fall Exhibition - National Photography Competition - Photographers from across the United States and Oregon are sharing some of their incredible contemporary and fine art photography through September 29th. Award ceremony will be at EAC during art walk. Colored Pencil Artist, D.L. Zanetta will also be doing a free demo as an introduction to Colored Pencil.

2. Wise Turtle Acupunture-500 Main St.- Wise Turtle Acupuncture will be hosting the newest collection of whimsical animal portraits by artist Johnmichael T. Lahtinen. Join us for light refreshments with an artist meet and greet from 5-8. Artist Bio: "I have been working as an artist in the Eugene/Springfield area for three years now and I'm so thankful for the nurturing environment it provides for the arts. Recently I've been focusing on a semi-monochromatic aspect of imagery to better practice realistic impressions of my subjects. This has been a fun process which has helped me to better understand light and the way it creates three-dimensional-ism "

3. City Hall Gallery-225 A. St.- 5- 7 pm - Simon Graves (portraits) – see artist’s website http://gravessimon.wixsite.com/simongpaintings. Musician: Steve Goodbar http://stevegoodbar.com/ Light refreshments provided.

4. Hearts for Hospice-444 Main St- Hearts for Hospice hosts Heidi Stolp and Judy Black local multi-media/calligraphy artists. Their artwork and cards incorporate traditional and modern calligraphy. Both have been members of the Valley Calligraphy Guild for many years and teach classes in bookmaking and calligraphy techniques. Music by Annie O’Shea. Gourmet treats by Paco.

5. Haven-349 Main St.- Haven will be hosting local Artist Emily Schultz McNeil and beautiful paintings of the Canals of the McKenzie and more personal portraits as well. Light refreshments and wines will be served.

6. A3 Arts Academy and Academics-615 Main St- A3 will be showcasing staff Art work for the month of September, for 2nd Friday Art Walk

7. Tronson Gallery of Contemporary Art-740 Main St.- The Tronson Gallery of Contemporary Art will feature over 60 years of the artwork of artist and educator Orval Dillingham. New pieces will be available for sale and wine and refreshments will be complimentary. The Gallery is located at 740 Main Street, Springfield. The regular gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 1-4pm. Or call all Jim Tronson at 541.600.5417 for an appointment.


The Lane County Master Gardener Association invites you celebrate the fall season at its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, September 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at River Road Park and Recreation Center, 1400 Lake Drive, Eugene.

Learn research-based gardening and food preservation techniques, meet community organizations, and shop local vendors. Enjoy free workshops, tomato and heirloom apple tastings, free cider pressed on-site, a vegetable-judging activity, and kids' activities. There will also be a bake sale, book sale, plant sale, seed swap, and store featuring items made by local Master Gardeners. Scheduled classes are:

10:30-11:30 a.m. - “Hot and Cold Composting & Bokashi” with Rodney Bloom, OSU Extension Service Compost Specialist

10:30-11:30 a.m. – “Native Trees of Lane County” with Lauren Grand, OSU Extension Agent, Forestry and Natural Resources

12:00-1:00 p.m. – “Fall Cover Crops” with Jeff Choate, OSU Extension Horticulturist

12:00-1:00 p.m. – “Native Shrubs and Wildflowers” with Bruce Newhouse, Master Gardener

1:30-2:30 p.m. – “Glorious Garlic” with Pat Patterson, Master Gardener and retired OSU Horticulture

1:30-2:30 p.m. – “Basics of Choosing and Growing Tree Fruits” with Jim Rundall, Master Gardener Tree Fruit Specialist

1:30-2:30 p.m. – “Fermentation” with OSU Extension Master Food Preservers

1:30-2:30 p.m. – “Butterflies of Lane County” with Alison Center, North American Butterfly Association

This event is free, open to the public, and fun for your entire family!

For more information, call 541-344-5859, email lanemg@oregonstate.edu, or go to extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens.



McKenzie Cider & Craft Beer Festival

The Springfield Rotary Club is hosting the 6th annual McKenzie Cider and Craft Beer Festival November 10th and 11th at the Bob Keefer Center (Willamalane), 250 S. 32nd Street in Springfield. The festival is made possible in part by Presenting Sponsor Courtyard® Marriott and Revolution Design.

Come join in the fun and sample over 150 cider and beers at Bob Keefer Center (Willamalane) from 5pm-to 11pm on Friday November 10th and 12 noon to-11pm on Saturday November 11th, -with family hours from 12noon to 5pm. Event entrance costs $15 for one day and $20 for two days. This includes a commemorative glass and two beverage tastings. Additional taste tickets will be available onsite for only $1 each. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased on our website: www.mccbf.com or at the door. Cash and credit cards accepted. Buy your ticket in advance for only $12/$17 and receive an extra token for beer. Presale available through November 3.

Enjoy a huge selection of the finest Cider and Craft Brews from Oregon, Washington, and California along with live entertainment from your favorite local artists. A limited selection of oak-aged beers will also be available. Hole in the Wall Barbecue and Salsa Garcia will offer food selections. Purchase gifts in our vendor marketplace.

Everyone benefits in attending and supporting this community signature event.

Springfield Rotary is honored to bring you this event. Proceeds benefit Rotary projects in the community, such as Belly-Full, which works to prevent childhood hunger; Gift of Literacy, which provides books to elementary school students; and the STRIVE mentorship program which pairs youth with adult mentors at Springfield High School. Additional signature projects are determined each year.


Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Fall Events

SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER

Fall Opening Reception

Friday, September 22 Public: 6-8 p.m. The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of Baroque Rome

Graphic Ideology: Cultural Revolution Propaganda from China

Barbara MacCallum: Appropriating Science

Conversations in the Round House: Roots, Roads, and Remembrances

Artist’s Talk: Barbara MacCallum: Appropriating Science

Saturday, September 23, 2 p.m. Join Barbara MacCallum for a discussion on her exhibition "Barbara MacCallum: Appropriating Science."

A Conversation on Collecting with Dr. Elizabeth Moyer and Dr. Michael Powanda

Wednesday, September 27, 5:30 p.m.

Join us for a far-reaching conversation, facilitated by Executive Director Jill Hartz, with two passionate art collectors and generous supporters of the JSMA. We’ll explore the connections between art and science, how they develop their connoisseurship, and why they collect. The JSMA has benefited immeasurably from their support for particular artists and art forms, resulting in loans and acquisitions of work by Catalina Delgado-Trunk, Juan De Dios Mora, Andreas Nottebohn, Gabpr Peterdi, and Kent Rush, and summer support for student work in the museum.

Curator’s Tour: The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of Baroque Rome Sunday, October 1, 2 p.m. Join curator and Professor James Harper for a special gallery tour.

The Tapestries of Coptic Egypt

Wednesday, October 4, 5:30 p.m. Lecture by Nancy Arthur Hoskins

Over a hundred thousand tapestries, from small fragments to large wall hangings, were discovered in the burial grounds of Coptic Egypt (late 3rd to mid-7th century AD) – by the French Egyptologist Albert Gayet. Colorful birds, fish, fruit, flowers, figures, portraits, religious symbols, and narrative scenes -- both Classical and Christian -- decorate the textiles. These tapestries reveal the rich cultural construct of the time and place in which they were created. Nancy Arthur Hoskins, an author, artist, and former college weaving teacher, has taught and exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2009 and 2010 she led The Textiles of Egypt Tours.

Artist’s Talk: James Lavadour

UO Department of Art Lecture Series

Thursday, October 5, 6 p.m.

Location: Lawrence Hall Room 177 Made possible by the Gordon W. Gilkey Endowed Fund; jointly sponsored by the Department of Art and the Department of the History of Art and Architecture

Lecture by artist Hung Liu

Saturday, October 7, 2 p.m.

An Emerita Professor at Mills College, Liu painted propaganda murals in her youth.

Gallery Tour with Anne Rose Kitagawa and Faculty

“Graphic Ideology: Cultural Revolution Propaganda from China”

Sunday, October 8, 2 p.m.

Join curator Anne Rose Kitagawa and UO Faculty for a tour of “Graphic Ideology: Cultural Revolution Propaganda from China.”

Reading, Writing and Collecting in Baroque Rome Lecture by Nathalie Hester Wednesday, October 11, 5:30 p.m. Nathalie Hester, University of Oregon Associate Professor of Italian and French, provides a general overview of the literary production of Baroque Rome including the knowledge that was disseminated through the region from travelers, missionaries, especially Jesuits, and collection building.

Lunchtime Concert: Italian Music of the Baroque Period

Friday, October 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m. UO graduate students Holly Roberts and Alison Kaufman present a wide range of 17th-century Italian instrumental and vocal music, performed on period instruments

Schnitzer Cinema: Citizen Blue with Richard Blue and director Daniel Miller Wednesday, October 18, 7 p.m. UO SOJC Professor Daniel Miller will present the world premiere of his documentary on James Blue, the unjustly neglected American master, featuring rare clips and images from the James Blue Archive in UO Special Collections and interviews with Blue’s legendary colleagues David MacDougall, George Stevens, Jr., Joan Churchill, Colin Young, and many others.

Guided Tour and Opening Reception

Mark Clarke and Margaret Coe: Our Lives in Paint

Saturday, October 21, 2 p.m.

Join Margaret Coe and McCosh Associate Curator Danielle Knapp for a tour of the exhibition, followed by an opening reception.

“How to Conduct a Revolution with Culture? Some Core Logics of China’s Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976” – Lecture by Professor Laikwan Pang

Sunday, October 22, 2 p.m.


BROADWAY’S NEWEST SMASH HIT BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL WILL PREMIERE AT EUGENE’S HULT CENTER OCTOBER 11-15, 2017

EUGENE, OR - Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony® & Grammy® Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Eugene premiere at The Hult Center for Performing Arts for one week October 11-15, 2017.

Individual tickets are available at the Hult Center ticket office at 1 Eugene Center, Eugene, OR 97401, online at BroadwayInEugene.com or by calling 541.682.5000. Group orders of 10+ call 866-314-7678.

“Carole King might be a native New Yorker, but her story of struggle and triumph is as universal as they come – and her music is loved the world over,” producer Paul Blake said. “We know that audiences throughout the country will embrace this show just as Broadway and London audiences have.”

For more information and a video sneak peek, please visit www.BeautifulOnBroadway.com.


Emerald Valley Opry

Powers Auditorium

Willamette High School

1801 Echo Hollow Rd. Eugene Or.

On our opry stage

Oct.14 2017

Jerry Ott and Glory Road Travelers- Gospel

The Trammels --Country Gospel

Billy McCoy – Great Country

Satori BoB-- Alt-Americana

Cowboy Cadillac- Country/Rockabilly

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

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


Mercury in Our Environment: Black Butte Mine Superfund Site Coast Fork Science Pub Tuesday September 26th 5-7:00pm

at Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main Street, Cottage Grove

On September 26th, the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council welcomes Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Black Butte Mine Superfund Site Project Team members for our September 2017 Science Pub presentation entitled Mercury in Our Environment: Black Butte Mine Superfund Site. Dave Tomten, Chris Eckley, Bryn Thoms and Howard Young, will share information about mercury in our environment and discuss the importance of mercury contamination prevention in Cottage Grove Reservoir. Mining Geochemist Chris Eckley will explain his research on mercury methylation in the reservoir.


Join us for our Annual Harvest Time at Harlow!

Tuesday, Oct. 31st from 6-8:30pm

This is a free event!

Fun for the Whole Family!

Games, prizes, candy, Train rides, and much more!!

3850 County Farm Rd.

Eugene, OR 97408

www.campharlow.com


Hear Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis speak on “Local Politics Matter” at the League of Women Voters of Lane County annual Fall Luncheon at 11:30 am on Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Valley River Inn. The event is open to the public. A buffet luncheon is available for $17; beverage only is $5. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 541-343-7917.


Tom Lynch Watercolor Workshop “Watercolor Secrets Revealed”

Tom’s objective is to show the vast range and flexibility of watercolor. You will learn new techniques, how to plan for success, build a successful painting, and to put drama, emotion and conviction into your art. This award winning artist will show you how to push the limits of color, contrast and light. Tom likes to put fun into the process of painting. He has an organized program, with lots of visuals that sets a goal for each day and sees that each student has an example and understand of that day’s lesson. You will see daily demonstrations with detailed explanations of all the how’s and why’s, followed by plenty of individual attention, and a positive critique session.

Tom has been selected by American Artist Magazine as one of the “top 20” teachers in the nation. What past students have said…”The most I have ever learned in one workshop.” ~ ”Patient and positive the entire time.” ~ “A wide variety of demonstration paintings.” ~ “Wonderful visual aids.”

View Tom giving you a “feel” about what to expect in his workshops at; www.tomlynch.com. Click on Workshop Schedule; then on description and watch Tom’s “Workshop Promo” video!

The workshop dates are: September 25-28, 2017, that is a Monday through Thursday. The members cost is; $525, non-members cost is; $550. Invite a friend to sign up with you and you will receive a 20% discount!

Hurry! There are only a couple of spots left!

For more information call: 541-726-8595, or you can register and pay for your workshop on our website: www.emeraldartcenter.org


Fight Night with Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

New Hope Eugene

1790 Charnelton Street

Eugene, Oregon 97401

Contact Number: Steve Kenny @ 360-921-7716

Tickets $20 per person

Eventbrite : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fight-night-with-drs-les-leslie-parrott-in-eugene-or-tickets-37326317019?aff=eac2


Native Tree Walk with OSU Extension

Sept. 22

$25 per household, includes a copy of the book Trees to Know in Oregon

Registration required by 5 PM on 9/20 at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/classes-events

Learn to identify and care for your trees! Trouble distinguishing White and Black Oaks? Wondering if that huge cedar is an Incense, Port-Orford, or Western red? The more you know about your trees, the better you can care for them and improve their overall health. This workshop will give you all the tricks of the trade to identify the native trees in Douglas County – even the look-a-likes! We will also discuss the tree’s life characteristics, so you know how to give your trees what they need to stay healthy.

Email Contact: holly.burton@oregonstate.edu

Phone: 541-672-446


Seussical at Cottage Theatre December 1-23, 2017

Fun for the whole family, Seussical is a magical, musical extravaganza featuring everyone’s favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including The Cat in the Hat and Horton the Elephant.

Tickets: $25 Adults, $15 Youth (ages 6-18)

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances start at 8:00pm

Sunday matinees and Saturday 12/23 start at 2:30pm.

Box Office: 541-942-8001

www.cottagetheatre.org


The Mystique of Colored Pencils will be discovered in this new class offered from local artist and instructor, D.L. Zanetta. Emerald Art Center will be offering weekly drop-in classes every Thursday from 2:00 - 4:00 pm beginning on September 14th for only $15.00 per session. These sessions offer personal one-on-one instruction in learning to draw with colored pencils by exploring different techniques. Learn about basic tools, color theory, how to lay down color, layering the pencils and different techniques to create a beautiful piece of art while continuing to develop your artist's eye. Students choose the projects they want to learn and complete. This class can be repeated to improve skills or any person can begin at any time to receive basic education while seeing the progress of other students. Please call for Supply List or drop by Emerald Art Center at 500 Main Street, Springfield, OR - 541-726-8595.


Columbia Drag Boat Assoc. event:

When: Sept. 16th and 17th

Where: Dexter Reservoir in Lowell OR

Time: 9am-5pm

Admission $10 on Saturday $12 on Sunday $2 off with Bi-Mart Card

Kids under 12 free

Parking $5


Celebrate National Public Lands Day!

WHAT: This year, we are excited to be partnering once again with the Bureau of Land Management to

host National Public Lands Day (NPLD) in Eugene! NPLD aims to get people connected with

the public lands in their community and is one of the largest single-day volunteer efforts in the

nation. We will be hosting NPLD in Eugene at Stewart Pond (on Stewart Rd. East of

Bertelsen Rd.) from 9am-noon on Saturday, September 30 th .

Do you like disc golf, dragonflies, wildlife or native plants? This is a free volunteer event to

give back to our public lands and the community by helping remove invasive plants, pick up

trash, maintain trails and more. Bring your co-workers, families and friends for a great

morning of giving back! Participants will receive a free t-shirt, parks pass and delicious local

refreshments! We hope to see you there!

For more information on WREN events please visit http://wewwild.blogspot.com/ or visit

our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WRENintheWEW/

WHERE: Stewa rt Pond, 3853-4099 Stewart Rd, Eugene, OR 97402

WHEN: Saturday, September 30th, 2017 9am-12pm


Free Staged Play Reading of "Sun Poisoning":

Sun Poisoning is about a small desert town on the edge of a disastrous fundamental change. This is a new play by Harrison Sim that's been in development for three years and is receiving its first public reading.

Written by Harrison Sim, Directed by Ellen Gillooly-Kress

7:30 PM, Hope Theatre, Thursday 9/21/17

Free Staged Play Reading of "The Wolves":

An indoor soccer field somewhere in suburban America. A girls soccer team warms up for their games. DeLappe's play invites an audience into the stretch circle along with nine young women who navigate big questions while they work toward big wins.

FINALIST! 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

WINNER! 2015 Relentless Award for Playwriting

Written by Sarah DeLappe, Directed by Tricia Rodley

3:00 PM, Hope Theatre, Saturday 9/23/17

Free Staged Play Reading of "Men on Boats":

Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men on Boats is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.

Written by Jaclyn Backaus, Directed by Nelson Barre

7:30 PM, Hope Theatre, Saturday 9/23/17


Elkton Oktoberfest

Sept. 30, 12-4 PM

$6 cover charge, kids 12 and under free with paying adult

Elkton Community Education Center (ECEC) is hosting its 9th annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 30 at 15850 Hwy 38 from 12 PM-4 PM. This year’s festival will feature music by Roseburg’s German Band, an apple cider press, traditional German food, local beer, wine, and other beverages. This event is open to all ages, including families with children.

This year's event is sponsored by Elkton’s Anindor Vineyards and Hop Valley brewery. Local potter, Jayme Allen, has commemorative Elkton Oktoberfest mugs available for purchase at the event. A cider press is available throughout the event and guests can by bring their own apples or purchase them on site (BYO-containers). There are also fall-themed activities for kids and to-go brat orders. See you in Elkton!

Email Contact: info@elktonbutterflies.com

Phone: 541-584-2692


FREE Square Dance Introduction to Modern Square Dance

Callers Jim Hattrick and Sandy Harris

Friday, September 29 • 7:30pm

Emerald Square Dance Center

2095 Yolanda, Springfield

541-913-7310 • DareToDanceSquare.info

No Partner Needed

Casual Clothes • Family Friendly


Run to Stay Warm 2017. Date: November 19, 2017. Time: 9am

EWEB hosts the 11th annual Run to Stay Warm half marathon, 10K, 5K and kids’ race. All proceeds benefit EWEB's Customer Care Program to help income-eligible customers who are having difficulty paying their utility bills. Each year the program helps thousands of families stay warm throughout the winter months. To date, the EWEB Run to Stay Warm has raised more than $212,000 for Customer Care. Come join us on November 19 for a scenic race, hot soup and beverage courtesy of Tap & Growler and Claim 52, and fun for the whole family.

Website: [runtostaywarm.org]runtostaywarm.org

Email contact: runtostaywarm@eweb.org


Take Charge of your wellnes. Paul Bando Certified PEMF-Consultant presents on the use of PEMF as a supplemental modaliy for cancer and other auto immune conditions. September 16th from 1pm - 3pm. Eugene Puplic Library Tykeson Room. Free Presentation.


Fall Birding for Beginners

Saturday October 14th 9-11am

Row River Nature Park, 33301 Row River Road, Cottage Grove

Join the Coast Fork Birders at Row River Nature Park on Saturday, October 14th at 9am for an introductory bird walk. Alison Center will lead the group in looking for fall migrants, such as ducks and songbirds. This bird walk is open to participants of all birding abilities, but will be focused on introducing birding to beginner bird watchers. The terrain is flat at Row River Nature Park and the walk will be on both paved and unpaved surfaces. Be sure to bring weather appropriate clothing and footwear, binoculars and bird identification book if you have them (we have some spares in case you don't), and your own snacks and water. Park by the former BMX track at the east end of the large parking lot on Row River Rd. (east of the weigh station). RSVP to the Coast Fork Office (541) 767-9717 or email maggie@coastfork.org. More information about the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council can be found online at www.coastfork.org and on Facebook.


Hannah Tavalire, recently awarded a PhD in science at Oregon State

University, will talk about her experience as an AAUW Fellow and her new

career at the University of Oregon at the Oct. 14, 2017 meeting of the

Eugene-Lane

branch of the American Association of University Women. The meeting will

begin at 9:30 am at Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Coburg and

Harlow Roads, with a social time and refreshments. After a brief business

meeting, the program will begin at 10:30 am. The public is welcome.

Parking is free.

For further information, contact Carol at 541-344-4267.


Decolonizing Natural Medicine: Increasing Access to Holistic Health for All

Zaniyan Center is a 501c3 non-profit educational organization that promotes health through plants. The word "Zaniyan" is a Lakota word meaning, "being in a state of health or wholeness. Hosting its first annual conference, "Decolonizing Natural Medicine: Increasing Access to Holistic Health for All", on Saturday, October 14th, 2017, at the Lane Community College Longhouse from 8 am to 5:30 pm. The Longhouse is located on Lane's campus at 4000 East 30th Ave., Eugene, OR 97405.

The objectives of this conference are to learn mind-body-heart-spirit tools that professionals can integrate into our practices to further the healing of those we serve. This one-day conference is designed for healers and health professionals, including MD, DO, ND, DC, RN, LAc, PA, NP, Herbalists, Midwives, Energy Healers, Counselors, Community Health Workers, LMT and body workers, community members, activists and students entering the healing professions.

The cost of the conference is $75, $40/student or low-income individuals. A limited number of work trades are available, and we are fundraising for travel stipends for those from out of the area that currently serve their communities who otherwise would be unable to attend. Admission includes a continental breakfast and a plant-based buffet lunch focusing on indigenous and locally grown organic foods. For those attending only the lunch and the panel discussion, the cost is $12.00.

Conference topics, all presented by regional experts-in-the-field include: Movement Therapeutics; The Diagnostic Skills of Tai Chi, Healing Community with Plants, Creating New Healthy Traditions, Food Grows Community (panel discussion), Herbal Pain Relief; Effective Alternatives to Opiates, Moving Toward Trauma-Sensitive Healing Arts Practices and Occupy Medical; Bringing Herbs to the People.

We specifically scheduled our Decolonizing Natural Medicine conference to coincide with Mountain Rose’s free herbalism event on Sunday, October 15, from 12-5 pm at Mount Pisgah


Eugene Friends of Jung Present “Clinical Chaos: The Strange Attractors of Childhood Trauma” - a lecture presented by John Van Eenwyk, Ph.D. .

Lecture: Friday, October 13th, 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Downtown Baker Center; 975 High Street. Free for members; $15 for non-members; Free

for students with student ID. This will be a benefit for The Trauma Healing Project here in Eugene.

Workshop: Saturday, October 14th, 2017, 9:00am - 1:00pm at the Downtown Baker Center, The Canada Room, 975 High Street.

$60 for members; $75 for non members; $50 for students with ID.




























































































































































































































































































































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