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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.



Eugene Ballet Company’s 2016-2017 season

Eugene Performances: Ticket prices range $29-$59, discounts available.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream- Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Silva Hall

Saturday, April 8th- 7:30pm

Sunday, April 9th- 2:00pm

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

2).Curtains

April 7, 8, 9*, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23*, 27, 28, 29, 30* (14 performances; no show on Easter Sunday 4/16)

$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

http://www.cottagetheatre.org/curtains.html

Email Contact: info@cottagetheatre.org

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.

http://www.cottagetheatre.org/the-importance-of-being-earnest.html

Email Contact: info@cottagetheatre.org

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.

http://www.cottagetheatre.org/the-good-doctor.html

Email Contact: info@cottagetheatre.org

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.

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

Email Contact: info@cottagetheatre.org

Phone: 541-942-8001



Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

ONGOING EVENTS

Free First Friday

April 7

Enjoy the JSMA with free admission the first Friday of every month.

First Saturday Pubic Tour

April 1

Enjoy a 45-minute tour of highlights from the museum’s’ collection and current exhibitions with a docent. Free with museum admission.

Whose Qur’an?


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):

· April 4th

· 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

Website: http://gotracktownusa.com/events/tracktown-tuesday/

Contact: Lindsay Marcum, lindsay@gotracktownusa.com


Reedsport Branch Library Advisory Board meets the last Thursday of March, May, September and November at noon in the library meeting room. Public comments are welcome on the future of Douglas County libraries as Commissioners strive to get the system off general fund reserves, close branches on April 1, close the main Roseburg Library on May 30, and possibly transition the library system operation to some other organization/s.

Formal Public Hearings on Wed 4 Jan and Wed 5 April at 9 AM in Room 216 of the County Courthouse. Written comments can also be email'ed to dclibrary@co.douglas.or.us AND commissioners@co.douglas.or.us. Snailmail comments to Commissioners, Courthouse - Room 217, 1036 S.E. Douglas Ave, Roseburg, Oregon 97470.

Reedsport Public Library 395 Winchester Avenue, Reedsport, OR 97467

Phone: 541-271-3500 Branch Librarian: Sue


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

Website: www.tracktownfitness.com


Emerald Valley Opry

Powers Auditorium

Willamette High School

1801 Echo Hollow Rd. Eugene Or.

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

April 8 2017

The Trammels --Country Gospel

New Folksters -- Folk Music –

Homemade Jam-- Bluegrass and Folk

Dusty Herd ---Classic Country

WILDFLOWERS---- Bluegrass

Money raised goes to the Bethel School district for the music programs

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

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


Winter Workshops for Arts Organizations

Lane Arts Council, in partnership with the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division, is excited to announce the 2017 Winter Professional Development Workshops for Arts Organizations. All workshops are 3-5 pm at the Hult Center Studio. Participants may sign up for an individual workshop for $20, or attend the full series for a discounted price of $50. To register, visit: lanearts.org/workshops

April 17 | Proactive and Strategic Communications Planning

Presented by Michael Knackstedt, Donor Relations Associate, Oregon Community Foundation


Dancing for Life class is designed specifically for individuals with Parkinson's or other movement disorder. No experience necessary! Every Sunday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Campbell Community Center, 155 High Street, in Eugene. First class is free; suggested donation is $5. 541-541-4629 for more information.


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.


The NCU Music Department invites you to "Spring Desserts: A Moses Story." Set in New York at the beginning of the 20th Century, this ancient biblical narrative takes on a new shape while telling an amazing story of deliverance, redemption, and hope.

Dates: April 8th at 7:00 pm & April 9th at 3:00 pm

Location: Morse Event Center, NCU Campus, 828 E. 11th Ave. Eugene, OR 97401

Tickets: $10 General Admission, $5 Students; tickets are available March 1st at nwcu.edu/springdesserts

For additional info call 541-349-7400


MARCH FORTH FOR TSUNAMI and Pledge Form, Questionnaire Hosting 4,000 venues in the last 22 years, Tsunami Books, Eugene's unique Culture and Community Center is now in jeopardy!

Tsunami needs to raise $400,000 by the end of March, 2017, to retain its rental location. Owner wants to see this amount in a dedicated fund.


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, APRIL 20, 2017, 10:00 A.M.

Navigating Difficult Conversations with

Your Loved One

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

ruin.

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

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.


SPRINGFIELD & THURSTON HIGH SCHOOL 40 YEAR CLASS REUNION

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 trina.halpain@gmail.com

Or Debi Alger Jensen 541-227-8992 debijensen@charter.net


Creswell Star #96 Order of the Eastern Star! Would you kindly include our upcoming fundraising event "Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner" in your March Calendar? It will be on March 25, 2017 from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Cottage Grove Masonic Lodge located at 33322 Row River Road,Cottage Grove, OR 97424. Our flyer for this event is attached. It is a fundraising effort the proceeds of which will be used to finance community projects for both Cottage Grove #4 and Creswell Star #96 Chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star of the Grand Chapter of Oregon.


Color Me Rad - 5K Run

Valley River Center

APRIL 1, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We’re the only 5K that will send you running through RAD color stations and leave you covered from head to toe in powders and gels of pink, yellow, green, blue, and violet.

Not only will you be having healthy amounts of fun, but you’ll be getting your daily exercise in the process.

To top it off, we’re making it rain with free t-shirts and a pair of RAD sunglasses for all regular participants. That’s right - FREE.

Packet Pickup will be at Valley River Center on Friday, March 31st.


Become more than just piece of paper to employers at LIVE RESUME March 23rd, 2016 in Eugene, OR

What: Live Resume is an excellent and unique opportunity for job seekers with disabilities to meet and network with local employers in an intimate and supportive environment. During the main event, every participant will have up to three minutes to verbally present their “Live Resume” to a room full of recruiters and hiring managers who are looking to fill positions within their organization. After the presentations, there is an hour of networking with the employers. Leading up to the main event, participants must be available for a practice session, where they work on their presentation and learn how to best communicate their skills and abilities. Participants will also receive a handout with insider tips on how to best network with employers.

Live Resume: Thursday, March 23rd, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Who: Job-ready individuals with disabilities will meet with representatives from a number of organizations. Early sign-ups include: Garten Services, DePaul Industries, Galt Foundation, Wells Fargo, Department of Human Services, Lane Community College, and possibly more to come!


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

-LUNCH PROVIDED!!!

How to Register...

With a credit or debit card

Tax Receipt will be emailed to you

-Go to MAKINDU.ORG

-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


Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest gives seasoned and novice cider drinkers alike the chance to sample cider from Hood River County’s very own cider makers, as well as a variety of additional Northwest cideries. Twenty-five cideries will be participating, with more than 50 ciders on tap. With a bigger footprint in 2017, the popular annual festival gives attendees more space to enjoy original ciders from local and regional craft cideries, plus adds a craft and produce market.The daylong event also features a lineup of local music, and a kids’ area, complete with a bouncy house – guaranteeing a great time for the whole family. Spring showers aren’t a problem, as the tasting area takes place in a covered hall.

Details:

• Date: April 22, 2017

• Time: 12-7 PM

• Location: 3315 Stadelman Drive, Hood River, OR 97031

• Website: hoodriver.org/cider-fest/

Tickets:

•$20 – Full event pass (includes entry into Cider Fest, entry into 21+ Cider Garden, 4 (3.5oz) taste tokens, and commemorative glass.)

•$15 – Presale event pass (includes entry into Cider Fest, entry into 21+ Cider Garden, 4 (3.5oz) taste tokens, and commemorative glass.)

•$10 – Entry only (entry into Cider Fest event; does not include commemorative glass and tokens)

•Free – Under 21


Eugene Friends of Jung Presents Encounters with the Trickster Reflections on How Consciousness and Conscience are Currently at Play Individually and Collectively Presented by Jacqueline West, Ph.D.

Lecture: Friday, March 31st, 2017

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Downtown Baker Center; 975 High St.

Free for members; $15 for non-members; Free for students with student i.d.

Workshop: Saturday, April 1st, 2017

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Downtown Baker Center, The Canada Room, 975 High St.

$60 for members; $75 for non-members; $50 for students with i.d.


Butterflies In and Around the Watershed

Coast Fork Science Pub

Tuesday March 28th 5-7:00pm

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

On March 28th, the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council welcomes Alison Center, North American Butterfly Association Oregon Chapter President, for our March 2017 Science Pub presentation entitled Butterflies In and Around the Watershed. From Spencer Butte to Fairview Peak, from Mt. Pisgah to Dorena Reservoir, our watershed covers many different habitat types. What butterflies can you find in each of them? How can you see and attract butterflies where you live in the watershed? Come to the March Science Pub and find out! With spring on the horizon, this is a great opportunity to learn about these incredible creatures.


The Dance Factory presents: "Up Close" Benefit Show for Direction Service

Weekly DanceAbility Classes, Spring Dates

General schedule:

EUGENE Adults: Thursday's, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

EUGENE Youth: Thursday's, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

COTTAGE GROVE Combo Adults/Teens:

Monday's, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.

SPRINGFIELD Youth: Monday's, 3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

In these creative movement classes, led by Jana Meszaros, participants explore how their bodies want to move, explore improvisation, and connect profoundly with each other through dance and movement.

EUGENE Adult Class, Spring Session:

Thursday, April 6 - Thursday, June 8, 2017

5:00 - 6:00p.m.

Hilyard Community Center

2580 Hilyard St., Eugene

EUGENE Youth Class, Spring Session:

Thursday, April 6 - Thursday, June 8, 2017

4:00 - 5:00p.m.

Hilyard Community Center

2580 Hilyard St., Eugene

COTTAGE GROVE Combo Adult/Youth Class

Monday, April 3 - Monday, June 12, 2017

5:15 - 6:15p.m.

CG Body Studio

28 S. 6th St., Cottage Grove

SPRINGFIELD Youth Class

Monday, April 3 - Monday, June 12, 2017

3:45 - 4:15p.m.

Please call or email for location

Spring Session will have 10 weeks of classes. (No class Memorial Day weekend.) Full and partial scholarships are available. $100 for 10 classes. Pro-rated open enrollment is available. First class free for newcomers.


Youth Art Works! Free Classes for Kids Ages 6-12. 1-3PM Saturdays

3/25- Donna Stearns- Drawing Class- Look, Eat and Draw.

Using fresh fruits, students will make a drawing of the whole fruit then 3 more images, as they eat the piece of fruit. They will color the drawings with paint or colored pencils.

4/1- Jac Hoffman- Drawing Volume and Shape of Living Forms-learning gestures and basic drawing skills to build to other art approaches. This is a progressive class with regular attendance progress recognizable.

4/8 David Placencia- Painting- Intro to abstract painting-Learning fundamentals in a series of classes on materials practice and form.

Emerald Art Center

500 Main Street

Springfield, OR 97477

Call to register at 541-726-8595, Space is limited.


Learn about the latest tends in plants and landscaping at Eugene Garden Club's Nerd Night, Thursday, March 30. Experts from Johnson Brothers, Coburg; McKenzie River Nursery, Springfield; Shonnard’s, Corvallis and Territorial Seed Company, Cottage Grove, will present exciting new and familiar plants that could replace winter casualties and perk up your garden. Nurseries will bring plants to sell. Raffle tickets winners can win a plant and everyone can enjoy free refreshments. No admission fee. All are welcome. Plant sale begins at 6p and presentations at 7p. Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St., Eugene. 541-686-6592. www.eugenegardenclub.org


How are public libraries faring, in today's electronic environment? What

can we expect from our public libraries, now and in the future? Hear from

Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, and Rob Everett, Director

of Springfield Public Library, about what they are doing to serve their

communities in nontraditional ways. Come to the meeting of the American

Association of University Women on Saturday, April 8, 10:30 a.m.,

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 777 Coburg Road, Eugene. A social time

begins at 9:30 am, and the business meeting at 10:00. All are welcome to

this free event. For more information, contact Carol at 541-344-4267


FOOD for Lane County Gardens Program at the Spring Plant Sale Benefit, Saturday April 8, from 10am-5pm at the GrassRoots Garden! Fill your yards and gardens with healthy, vibrant plants and support the FOOD for Lane County Gardens Program.

Available will be a large selection of organically grown annual vegetable, flower and herb starts carefully seeded and lovingly tended by Gardens' staff and volunteers. A dozen nurseries will donate perennial plants including blueberries from Fall Creek Farm and Nursery, herbs from Log House Plants, natives from Doak Creek Native Plant Nursery, Native Grounds and Trillium Gardens, and ornamentals from Peoria Gardens and Little Red Farm Nursery.

All proceeds support the Youth Farm and GrassRoots Garden and our efforts to grow healthy food and build skills for our community.

The GrassRoots Garden is located at 1465 Coburg Rd., Eugene.

Contact: Jen Anonia Gardens Program Manager FOOD for Lane County

541-343-2822; 541-915-2511 (c); gardens@foodforlanecounty.org www.foodforlanecounty.org


Join the McKenzie River Trust for our 6th annual celebration of the history of the McKenzie with storytelling, rare historic photos, artifacts, and more. Step back in time as we learn about historic McKenzie lodges. Paddle downstream with local storytellers Steve Schaefer, Don Wouda, and Dana Burwell from the McKenzie River Guides Association. Then listen as former river guide and hydrologist Gordon Grant weaves tales of the McKenzie's unique geology.

Friday, April 7. Venue 252: 252 Lawrence St in Eugene. 7pm - doors at 6pm Tickets $15

Tickets available at: http://mckenzieriver.org/events/mckenzie-memories/


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 www.LaughYourAlsOff.org.


Ewethful Fiber Farm & Mill is holding a grand opening party on March 25th from 1-5 pm. Attendees can explore the newly refurbished retail space, meet the owner, tour the mill and browse local antiques and handmade goods. The event is free and open to the public at Ewethful Fiber Farm & Mill, 91 W 1st Street, Halsey, OR 97348.

Facebook event:https://www.facebook.com/events/158862584629058/

Website: https://ewethfulfiberfarm.com/

Contact email: savanna@awordsmithcomm.com


GEM FAIRE: April 14-16, 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 www.gemfaire.com or call (503) 252-8300 or email: info@gemfaire.com.


Whole Earth Nature School Volunteer Information Night

Thursday, March 23rd

7pm-8:30pm

150 Shelton McMurphey Blvd Eugene (2 blocks east of REI)

Second Floor

Have you been interested in joining the Whole Earth Nature School team but want to learn more first? Then come to our free Volunteer Information Night to learn how you can become the next nature mentor hero! Positions now open for 2017 Summer Nature Camps.


Autosomal DNA Seminar

Saturday, April 1, 2017. 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Please join us for our annual Spring Seminar with Patti Hobbs as she explains Autosomal DNA and how it may help you find living relatives and uncover your common ancestors.

Lecture Topics:

Autosomal DNA: Testing for All Genealogical Lines: Autosomal DNA testing is the most complex to analyze, but it is often the most useful because we inherit autosomal DNA from all our ancestral lines. This session will instruct on understanding and analyzing results as well as strategies for test subject recruitment.


ONCE UPON A TIME... Father Daughter Dance

Friday April 7th 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Eastside Baptist Church 4045 Commercial Ave., Springfield, OR 97478

Cost is $35 per couple $5 each additional daughter

$40 at the door

Purchase tickets online at eventbright.com search Springfield Young Life

Tickets include: food, crafts, a framed photo and a Cinderella Horse and Carriage ride


Bugotopia No School Day Adventure: Discover who’s flying, digging, and hopping in the park and garden! Use nets, screens, and magnifiers to find hidden creatures in the compost, soil, ponds, and meadows. Play fun bug games and build your own cool insect out of recycled materials. Monday, March 27th, 8:30am-3pm. $45 members/$50 non-members. Scholarships available. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. Outdoors in Alton Baker Park and at our Yurt. To register, call 541-687-9699, ext. 2 or visit nearbynature.org


"Majesty of Oregon" Umpqua Valley Quilters' Guild 34th Annual Quilt Show

Dates: April 21, 22 and 23

Times: Fri. & Sat. – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun. – 10 a.m to 3 p.m.

Admission – $6.00 – Children 12 and under are admitted FREE!

The Umpqua Valley Quilters’ Guild will be holding it’s 34th annual quilt show, "Majesty of Oregon" on April 21, 11 and 23 in Douglas Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. There will be Judged and Exhibited Quilts, Raffle Quilt, Quilter's Cafe, Stitch and Sew Emporium, Door Prizes and Make & Take Classes. We are very excited to have VIOLET CRAFT from Portland as our Featured Quilter this year. She is a quilt professional who designs patterns and fabrics as well as teaches sewing and design workshops. Come join us for this fabulous three day event!

Address: Douglas County Fairgrounds, Douglas Hall, 2110 Frear St. Roseburg, OR

Contact Email – umpquavalleyquiltshow@gmail.com

Contact Phone #: (541) 844-8056

Website: www.umpquavalleyquilters.com

Facebook: Umpqua Valley Quilters' Guild Quilt Show


Mental Health Support Systems for Lane Co. Youth

Guest Speakers include:

-LCBH Child & Adolescent program

-Youth Move OR

-Looking Glass Counseling program

-OR Family Support program

April 26th 6:30 to 8:30

Lane Co. Behavioral Health services, room 198

2411 Martin Luther King blvd. Eugene OR


Easter Stories and Fun: Beyond the Bunny

Saturday April 8, 2017 10 a.m.-12:00

Ebbert United Methodist Church

Rainy place- Fireside Room at 532 C St. Office Entrance

Sunny place- Church lawn- 6th and D St.

We will have a Puppet Show, Crafts, Games, Snacks

exploring the meaning of Easter.


Knight Campus Town Hall slated for April 4

Patrick Phillips, the acting executive director of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, will host a Town Hall and Q&A on Tuesday, April 4 to share updates on the project.

“The Knight Campus marks a historic and transformative leap for the University of Oregon,” said Phillips. “The hard work of turning an idea into reality is just beginning, but much has happened behind the scenes over the last few months, and we look forward to bringing the community up to speed on some of our early milestones.”

Students, faculty, staff, members of the public and anyone else who is interested in learning more about the planning and vision of the Knight Campus are invited to attend the event which is free and open to the public.

The Town Hall will be held 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4 in the Lease Crutcher Lewis room in the Erb Memorial Union.


the Junction City, Oregon Church of the Nazarene will be starting an early morning Traditional Worship Service on April 2nd, 2017 starting at 8:30 AM for those wanting to get an early start into the world. Please contact Pastor Darin Olson at 541-250-6780 if you have questions.


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, admin@hartcommunitycenter.org.


Earth Day Celebration Saturday April 22nd 10am – 4pm at Coiner Park, 1319 East Main Street, Cottage Grove

The Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council, City of Cottage Grove, Urban Forestry Committee and First Presbyterian Church Earth and Social Justice Committee welcomes the community to join us in celebrating Earth Day. The annual Earth Day Celebration is designed to educate all ages on environmental awareness. Fun for the whole family, this event will feature local site tours, live music, informational booths hosted by community organizations, local vendors, youth activities, face painting, food and a Native American blessing. Free tours will take place at the City of Cottage Grove Water Treatment Plant, Aprovecho Sustainability Center and Kizer Creek Farm. Round trip transportation from Coiner Park to tour locations will be provided by South Lane Wheels at no cost to participants.

The 2017 Earth Day Celebration will take place on Saturday, April 22nd from 10am to 4pm at Coiner Park, 1319 East Main Street in Cottage Grove. The event is free and open to the public. Tour sign up is available with the Cottage Grove Library, please call 541-942-3828 or visit 700 E. Gibbs Ave., Cottage Grove to reserve your spot on the local site tour(s) of your choice. Cottage Grove Earth Day Celebration event information can be found at www.coastfork.org and on the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council Facebook page. For more information please contact the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council office at 541-767-9717.

“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors but we borrow it from our children.” – A Native American Provereb


The Living Last Supper will be presented on April 13, 2017, 7 p.m. at Allison Park Christian Church, 1520 Echo Hollow Rd. Eugene, Or. 97402 541-689-0265 Freewill Offering will be taken and a Pie Social will follow.


FREE CLASS ON 4/6 HELPS OREGONIANS CARE FOR AGING LOVED ONES. State-funded half-day class helps caregivers strengthen communication strategies to enhance care. On Thursday, April 6 from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Oregon Care Partners will host a free, instructor-led class in Eugene titled “Challenging Behaviors: Effective Approaches to Common Behaviors “ designed to help anyone who cares for an aging Oregonian better manage challenging behaviors that are common among older adults. This half-day class is free of charge, thanks to funding from the State of Oregon and partnerships with trusted non-profits including the Alzheimer’s Association and Oregon Health Care Association.


Youth Art Works! Free Art Classes for Kids Ages 6-12.

Saturdays 1:00PM-3:00PM at Emerald Art Center.

April 1, 2017 1:00-3:00pm- Volume and Shape of Living Forms with Jac Hoffman. Learning gestures and basic drawing skills to build to other art approaches.

April 8, 2017 1:00-3:00pm Painting with David CP Placencia-Learn a variety of skills and techniques painting your way to creative self-expression.

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

Emerald Art Center. 500 Main St. Springfield, OR 97477


DEQ to Hold Public Hearing on Heard Farms Biosolid Site Authorizations

How do I participate? Attend the public hearing to learn about the site

authorizations, ask any questions you might

have, and provide oral or written comments on

the proposed site authorizations. You may also

submit written comments by mail, fax or email

to Paul Kennedy (contact information below).

Hearing details

When: 6 p.m. Presentation and Q&A

6:30 p.m. Public Hearing

Wednesday, April 19

Where: Douglas County Library, Roseburg

Branch

Ford Community Room

1409 Northeast Diamond Lake Blvd.

Roseburg, OR 97470

Written comments due: 5 p.m., April 24, 2017, Monday.


NEW SKATER ORIENTATION: JOIN Emerald City Roller Derby Rec Program!

Ever wanted to try roller derby but not sure where to start? Were you a skater in a previous league or a few years back wanting to pick up the sport again? Tired of just going to the gym sporadically and looking for a new, fun workout routine to meet new people while getting your sweat on? If you answered yes or maybe to any of these questions, we have the program for you!

Emerald City Roller Derby's Recreational Program is the perfect fit for anyone looking to learn how to skate as a derby skater and/or ref. We will TEACH you how to put on your gear (it's harder than it looks!), stand, move, stop, block, fall, and skate like a derby person.

NO EXPERIENCE OR SKILL REQUIRED! RENTAL GEAR AVAILABLE! Rec Program practices twice a week. No attendance requirement necessary but you get out of it what you put into it.

Practices: Mondays, 6-7pm off-skates workout; 7-9pm on-skates

Thursdays 6-8 pm on-skates

First practice for this session is April 10! 12-week program for $150. That's over 120 hours of personal training and serious booty shaping while you make new friends, acquire new skills, and tap into the derby person in you!
























































































































































































































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