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

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

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 weekendJuly 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

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, 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.

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

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

Tuesday, August 8, September 12, etc; always on the 2nd Tuesday each monthat 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.

Dr. Amnesia Trance’s Hypnotic ShowOR 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.

Willamette High School Class of 1967 50 year reunion

Ice Breaker Friday, August 11, 5:30, Roaring Rapids

No host cocktails and dinner Saturday, August 12, 5:00 cocktails, 6:00 dinner

$50 Each for both nights

Contact Mike Larion @ 541-520-7949

Register now for Mighty Fortress Vacation Bible School, July 17-21 at Grace Lutheran Church on the corner of 18th & Hilyard in Eugene.

In Jesus the Victory is Won!

At Mighty Fortress, kids learn that God is their refuge and strength. Friends may fail them. They may not ace their test or make the team, but God promises to be their rock and their salvationtheir fortress and sure defense. So raise your banner! In Jesus, the victory is won!

Mighty Fortress is at Grace Lutheran on July 17-21, 9 am to noon. Sing fun songs, do crazy crafts, eat yummy snacks, play awesome games, and more. Registration is open for ages 4 years to those who have completed 5th grade. Can’t wait to see you there! Registration forms are available at or call 541 342-4844 to register your kids, grandkids, neighbors and friends! .

The Springfield Emblem Club #506 annual ‘Open Air Flea Market’ is fast approaching. The Date is July 30, 2017, from 9 am to 4pm at 1701 Centennial Blvd, Springfield BPOELKS #2145 parking lot.

The Springfield Emblem Club #506 is a local service organization, dedicated to helping in our community. This year the funds raised from the Flea Market, (space fees, food, books and bake goods) will go to Local Scholarships awarded to our local Eugene/Springfield students, Literacy programs for local Elementary Schools and Drug Awareness by supporting the Springfield K-9 unit.

If you would like to reserve a booth, please contact Boni Penning @ 541-726-0448 or Susan Dahlquist @ 541-726-6252

22nd Annual Santiam SummerFest presented by Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce with Title Sponsor NW Preferred Federal Credit Union

Where: Downtown Historic 3rd Ave, Stayton Oregon

When: Saturday, July 29th, 10AM - 6PM

Why: Good. Family. Fun. free and open to public

Includes: 100+ Vendor Street Fair, Classic Car Show & Cruise Out in Pioneer Park, Art Show & Tours at the Historic Brown House, Corn Hole Tournament, Free Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Family Fun Zone, Food, Live Entertainment, and Beer Garden hosted by Rusty Truck Brewing, LLC.

The 4th Annual Bee Jazzy is Thursday, August 3rd at Silvan Ridge Winery from 5:30 to 9:30 pm!

Bee Jazzy features jazz singer, Halie Loren and her jazz trio. Enjoy two of Eugene’s finest food carts, exquisite Portland jewelry and clothing artists and an exciting silent auction! Tickets are $25. All proceeds go to benefit Beyond Toxics and the Save Oregon’s Bees Campaign.

Visit or call: 541-465-8860 for advance tickets and details.

McKenzie River Chainsaw & Arts Festival

When: July 21-23, 2017

Where: McKenzie Community Track & Field, 51326 Blue River Dr., Blue River, OR

Come watch world class carving artists make sculptures out of logs! In only 1.5 hours, 12 of the world's best carvers will each make a complete carving, twice a day! Many vendors will also be there, selling their jewelry, etc. Food & activities for children, also. Come have fun at this event!

KVAL, for further information, please contact:

Peggy Pantel

McKenzie Community Track & Field

Carver Chair

Tel.: 541-822-1073

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.

9th annual "Wine For Water" event--A benefit for Water For People, Sweet Cheeks Winery, 27007 Briggs Hill Rd, Eugene 97405. July 27, 6-9 PM. Entertainment by Mutswi Wambuya marimba group, speaker is Kat Wasberg from Water For People headquarters in Denver, Colorado. Silent auction, appetizers and local food cart. First beverage free with admission. Tickets $25 at the door, $20 in advance. Buy Tickets

Live Theatre/Performance Arts: Gnit

Play runs August 25th and 26th at 7:30 pm.

Location: Hope Theatre, Miller Theatre Complex, University of Oregon,

1231 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403

Tickets free at the door!

Second play in the Summer Soup (free theatre by the Seat of OUr Pants)


Play description:

Is laziness the opposite of love? Is the search for the Self for total

nobodies? These are questions posed through the prolific pen of Will

Eno, one of America's leading contemporary playwrights, whose talents

for playful idiosyncratic language shine through in Gnit. Watch closely

as Peter Gnit, a funny-enough but so-so specimen of humanity, makes a

lifetime of bad decisions, on the search for his True Self, which is

disintegrating while he searches. A rollicking and very cautionary tale

about, among other things, how the opposite of love is laziness. Gnit is

a faithful, unfaithful, and willfully American misreading of Henrik

Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, a 19th century Norwegian play which is famous for all

the wrong reasons.

Live Theatre/Performance Arts: The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence.

Play runs July 28 and 29th at 7:30 pm.

Location: Hope Theatre, Miller Theatre Complex, University of Oregon, 1231 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403

Tickets free at the door!

First play in the Summer Soup (free theatre by the Seat of OUr Pants) series.

Play description:

Four constant companions become one in this brilliantly witty, time-jumping, loving tribute (and cautionary tale) dedicated to the peopleand machinesupon which we all depend.

Watson: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became reigning Jeopardy! champ; amiable techno-dweeb who, in the present day, is just looking for love.

Written by Madeleine George

Directed by Nelson Barre

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.



RiverFusion 22 August 18-21, 2017. Escape and celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse in North Santiam River Country at the foothills of the Cascade mountains. Local music, food, art, and great Oregon outdoor recreation await you. The weekend is filled with multi-site festivities, plus excellent camping and viewing locations directly in the path of totality. 503-581-4325

Swingin’ Summer Night, Thursday, August 3, 2017

6:00 to 10:00 PM

Tickets: $125 per person at Shadow Hills Country Club, Smith Garden

Swingin’ Summer Night is Volunteers In Medicine’s summer fundraiser, dinner and dance. Cost is $125 per person. Guests enjoy a “happy hour” from 6:00 to 6:45 with silent auction items up for bid, followed by a delicious dinner, fun and unique oral auction packages, like Tandem Sky Diving for Two, Chicago Excursion, Week in Tulum, Mexico near the Mayan Ruins, to name just a few, followed by dancing to the amazing “Shelley James Musicbox.” Get your tickets today by contacting Diane LeClere at 458-205-6366 or email for more information.

St. Peter Yard Sale plus 4 classrooms full of housewares, linens, toys, clothing, china, books, DVDs, lamps, crafts, sporting goods,

furniture, and so much more, all at terrific bargain prices!!

August 3-5 (Thu/Fri 8-4, Sat 8-2), 1150 Maxwell Rd., Eugene

Applegate Regional Theatre is proud to present “Love Letters” by A. R. Gurney for one weekend,

August 18 th (7pm), 19 th (7pm), and; 20th (2pm)

For more information, contact: Sharron Winslow 541-530-9033

The Douglas County YMCA joined Roseburg Zonta as a drop-off site for the Zonta Dignity Drive. Throughout July and August, you can contribute to the dignity of women by dropping off new undergarments or sanitary products. All sizes in both tops and bottoms are needed. Women forced out of their homes due to an abusive relationship or pregnancy, frequently have little time to pack. They may have to scrape by for months before they regain control over their lives. The undergarments and sanitary products provide dignity.

The garments (preferably still packaged) can also be dropped-off at West Harvard Furniture Store (2558 W. Harvard Avenue) and Branding Iron’s new hair and nail salon location at 1780 Hughwood. The YMCA is located at 1151 NW Stewart Parkway. Garments can also be dropped-off with Zonta members.

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 or call 541-741-6000 for more information.

AskTHEO LIVE Saturday, August 26th: 10 AM to 5 PM

Lunch Included

Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites

2525 Ashland Street, Ashland, Oregon 97520

Open Map in New Window

Early registration $97 per person purchased by August 22nd

$147 per person August 23 - at the door

* Awaken & Supercharge Your Intuitive Abilities

* Expand Your Joy, Elevate Your Vibration

* Increase Your Spiritual Awareness

* Connect with Soul Family

Join WREN for our Family Exploration Day at Golden Gardens

WHAT: The sun is shining, children are out of school, and hopefully work is allowing time for

some summer family fun! What better way to enjoy a Saturday then to have the Family

come explore our beautiful wetlands!

Join WREN for unstructured, independent exploration of the wetlands! We provide a

backpack of binoculars, field guides, bug net, hand magnifier, and bug boxes, you bring

your curiosity and sense of adventure! Drop by anytime between 10am and 2pm to check

out your backpack. WREN staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions.

This event is FREE and families are encouraged!

Directions: The location is Golden Gardens. In order to find this when in Eugene, coming

from Hwy 99, West on Barger, Right on Golden Gardens Street. We will meet at the

intersection of Golden Gardens Street and Jessen Drive. Look for WREN staff sitting

under a booth.

For more information on WREN events on WREN events please visit or visit

our Facebook page

WHERE: Golden Gardens

WHEN: Saturday, August 5th, 2017


Join WREN for our August Wetland Wander at Wild Iris Ridge

WHAT: It is almost that time of the month again for WREN’s Wetland Wander! This month we

will be wandering around the Wetlands at Wild Iris Ridge ! Wild Iris Ridge is a 228 acre

property owned by the City of Eugene that boasts a wide range of plant communities,

including upland prairie and oak savanna, excellent wildlife habitat, stunning vistas,


Wetland Wanders are casual walks through the West Eugene Wetlands. The walks are

FREE and open to the public. We suggest to bring water and appropriate layers. WREN

will provide binoculars for anyone interested. If you have any further questions don't

hesitate to call or email!

Directions: In Eugene. From west 18th Ave, turn south onto Bailey Hill Road. Turn left

on Warren St. and go 1/3 mile; turn right to stay on Warren Street. Turn right on Summit

Terrace. Turn right again on Bailey View and follow it to the end and look for WREN


For more information on WREN events please visit or visit

our Facebook page

WHERE: Wild Iris Ridge

WHEN: Tuesday, August 8th, 2017


Identity Dane Company, Junction City School of Dance and Word in Motion will be putting on a benefit to support Hope Ranch Ministries. We are looking for radio stations to advertise the event in order to maximize the potential audience. All funds raised will be going to support Hope Ranch Ministries as they work to provide a safe, loving environment for women who have fallen victim to sex trafficking.

Christ's Center Church

530 W. 7th Ave

Junction City, OR 97448


Cost $10.00 per person

Representatives of Lane Electric Cooperative

Title: “Solar Power 101”

When: Tuesday, August 15, 2017; 7:00 p.m.

Where: Fern Ridge Library, 88026 Territorial Road, Veneta, Oregon 97487

Representatives from Lane Electric Cooperative will be presenting the program which will cover

? the realities and myths of solar energy

? Is solar energy right for you?

Lorane Fire Volunteer Association's 40th Annual Ice Cream Social

August 13

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This annual event helps the Volunteers raise money for the community services and continuing education programs for the community. In addition to ice cream, home-made pies and cakes will also be available. Many activities for children including a ride in a Fire Truck! Enjoy LIVE music during the celebration.

Lorane Fire Hall, 80287 Old Lorane Road, Lorane

"Wise Up to Wireless Tech: Can We Make It Sustainable and Safe?"

Katie Singer from the SW, author of An Electronic Silent Spring, will give a talk

Sunday, July 30th at 3:00 p.m.

Tsunami Books,

2585 Willamette Street, Eugene (suggested donation $5)

Given that the Internet is the largest thing that humanity has built, Katie will report on its energy demands,

rare mineral requirements and electronic waste.

Katie will also present practical solutions for every concerned citizen who aims to reduce their energy use and EMR exposure.

also see

6th Annual Iron Woman, Early Bird Discount Ends Soon

The early bird registration for Roseburg Zonta’s 6th annual Iron Woman ends August 1. Until then, teams can register for $130. The event takes place on September 9, where teams, comprised of two women, over 21 years old, combine their scores in shooting, yard games, horseshoes, bowling and golfing. The event begins at Melrose Vineyard at 8:45a.m. where teams board the Backside Brewery bus. The bus provides transportation so that all participants arrive at the same time to each event. Roseburg Rod and Gun Club provides the guns and basic gun handling and safety instruction. Likewise, the Roseburg Horseshoe Club provides pointers for pitching horseshoes. For bowling, yard games, and putting, you’re on your own to use whatever skills you already may (or may not) posses. The day concludes about 5 p.m. after Hors d’oeuvres, wine, and a closing ceremony, which includes prizes for the highest team scores and best team t-shirt.

After August 1, registration goes to $150 per team. Registration includes a goody bag, transportation, the events, lunch, plus Hors d’ oeuvres and wine at Melrose Vineyard. Adding to the fun factor and comradery, the Backside Brewery bus is known for enticing participants to sing along to the music. For information and registration, visit the Roseburg Zonta website at:

The Iron Woman is a major fundraiser for the Roseburg Zonta Club’s service projects. Projects include the Hand Up program, scholarships for women, reducing violence against women, reducing HIV and Obstetric Fistula, Roseburg’s Wishes Come True program for seniors, and the Dignity Drive.

Zonta International is a service organization of executive and professional women and men dedicated to empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday's at noon at Elmer's Restaurant. Guests are always welcome.

For further information, contact Gail Trimble (541-672-6202).

Cascade Corvette Club will be hosting its biannual event Corvettes in the Park in Cottage Grove, Aug. 11 and 12. The cost for the event (which includes three meals) is $85 for one or two Corvettes and two people. Registration forms are available at, or by phone at 541-683-2538, or e-mail to

YARD SALE PLUS 4 classrooms full of housewares, collectibles, linens, toys, clothing, china, books, DVDs, lamps, crafts, sporting goods, furniture, and so much more, all at terrific bargain prices.

St. Peter's Church, 1150 Maxwell Rd. Eugene

AUGUST 3rd, 4th, and 5th

Thurs/Fri 8am - 4pm

Saturday 8am - 2pm