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Cottage Theatre’s 2017 Calendar of Events

5).Jekyll & Hyde

October 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, 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


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


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

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

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.

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Thanksgiving - an evening of community, song, & gratitude

6:00 pm on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Life Bible Church located at

23650 Peoria Road, Harrisburg, OR

Enjoy a free concert featuring the NCU Choir and the University of

Oregon Gospel Choir. A donation of canned goods will be accepted for

God's Storehouse in Harrisburg. Come join us as we offer thanksgiving

with music, worship, and praise! An event for the whole family.

Open Microphone Musical Benefit for Habitat for Humanity (130th month)

Tuesday, December 12, January 9, etc. - always on the 2nd Tuesday each month) at 6:30 pm

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

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

Eugene Ballet's The Nutcracker

Friday, December 22 at 7:30PM

Saturday, December 23 at 2PM and 7:30PM

Sunday, December 24 at 2PM

Hult Center for the Performing Arts

Youth and College tickets available for as low as $15. Groups of five or

more receive $10 off per ticket!

Celebrate your holiday season with a marvelous journey to Eugene Ballet's

The Nutcracker with Orchestra Next.

There's a joyful magic at every performance as hundreds of aspiring young

dancers join the Company on stage, while the Sugar Plum Fairy transports all

to the Snow Kingdom and the Land of the Sweets. You'll cheer and boo at the

battle with the not-so-scary Mouse King and his Pirate Henchmice, as Clara

and The Nutcracker win the day. Mark your calendar for a special free

Holiday Concert December 24 at noon in the Hult Center Lobby.

Valley River Urgent Care hosting drop-in flu shot clinics

Eugene, Ore. - PeaceHealth echoes the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s recommendation that everyone age 6 months and older get a flu shotand this year, we’re making it easier than ever.

Through October and November, PeaceHealth Medical Group’s new Valley River Urgent Care clinic is hosting drop-in flu shot clinics every Tuesday and Thursday during regular hours8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Patients can pay a fee of $25 or the clinic can bill insurance. Anyone age 4 or older is welcome, with no appointment necessary.

The clinic is located at 1400 Valley River Dr., Suite 100, across from Valley River Center. The phone number is 541-222-7375.

Getting the vaccine is especially important for those who are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications, including young children, older adults, pregnant women and people with chronic medical conditions or disorders. The antibodies from the vaccine typically take about two weeks to fully offer protection. Although flu season is not yet in full swing, physicians recommend getting the flu shot as soon as possible.

October 17, 2017 - Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record-breaking sold out engagement in 2016, returns for a limited engagement January 16 - 21 at The Hult Center. Individual tickets will go on sale October 17 at 12:00 p.m. Tickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON are available at the Hult Center ticket office at 1 Eugene Center, Eugene, OR 97401, online at or by calling 541.682.5000. Group orders of 10+ may be placed by calling 866-314-7678.

THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.

THE BOOK OF MORMON is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Book (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Direction (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker), Best Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.

THE BOOK OF MORMON features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus. Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording for THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, is available on Ghostlight Records. THE BOOK OF MORMON uses explicit language and is recommended for mature audiences.

Performance Schedule for THE BOOK OF MORMON at The Hult Center:

Tuesday, January 16 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 17 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 18 7:30 p.m.

Friday, January 19 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 20 2:00 p.m.

Saturday January 20 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 21 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 21 6:30 p.m.

Tickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON are available at the Hult Center ticket office at 1 Eugene Center, Eugene, OR 97401, online at or by calling 541.682.5000. Group orders of 10+ may be placed by calling 866-314-7678.

Left Hand of Darkness Nov 3-18, 2017

Nov 3, 4, 10, 11,17,18 @ 7:30 pm. 11/12/17 @ 2:00 pm, Robinson Theatre

On the frozen planet of Gethen there are not two sexes. Gethenian people

share a unique biology that makes each individual potentially capable of

bearing a child. Without sexual categories there is no history of

normalizing “gender,” and interstellar observers suspect the lack of

gender constructions on Gethen is one factor in why its populations have

never experienced war. An envoy from a consortium of planets who

coordinate for mutual benefit, seeking to extend and exchange knowledge,

has come alone to Gethen to invite its people to join. The envoy’s

arrival is fraught with peril after the shock for Gethenians that there

are other worlds, with technologies and understanding more advanced than

their own. Powerful people of Gethen’s two great nations are suspicious,

fearful of this strange visitor and his invitation - arriving at a

moment when there are new tensions along their borders and dangerous

differences in state power and control. Unaware, they are at the brink

of inventing war. One gendered person and one un-gendered person,

across a great glacier, must fight to stop war and open a world’s

future, together. Award-winning Oregon author Ursula K. Le Guin’s

groundbreaking novel, The Left Hand of Darkness, is adapted for the

Robinson stage by John Schmor, in cooperation with the author.

Sweet Home Singing Christmas Tree Performances under the direction Paul Rowton

THEME: “The Love of Christmas”

TIME: Friday Dec. 1nd at 7:30pm - Saturday Dec. 2rd at 7:30pm - Sunday AFTERNOON MATINEE Dec. 3th at 3:00 PM

PLACE: Sweet Home High School Auditorium 1641 Long St Sweet Home, OR 97386

Wheelchair and Walker Accessible - For groups, you can call ahead to reserve seats

ADMISSION: FREE with Donations accepted

Contacts: Sue Olson 541-367-4639 - or - Sherry Johnston 541-367-4824

Immunotherapy is a revolutionary new approach to cancer treatment and one of the most promising developments in cancer research today. Jimmy Smits, the award-winning actor, has joined Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) to help raise awareness about the increasing role of immunotherapy as an effective option for cancer treatment through a new public service campaign, entitled: “Your Body Your Hope.”

Experience Christmas with Northwest Christian University's Music Department!

Saturday Dec. 2nd 7 PM

Sunday Dec. 3rd 2:30 PM and 5 PM

Tickets available: Nov. 1st at

General Admission- $10

Students- $5

Morse Event Center

828 E. 11th Ave Eugene, OR 97401

More info-541-349-7400

Noises Off by Michael Frayn

Dates: Feb. 2-18, 2018

Description: Called “the funniest farce ever written” by the New York Post, this play-within-a-play presents a touring theatre troupe’s production of a farce called Nothing On, as seen from both the audience and backstage.

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

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

Sunday matinees start at 2:30pm

Box Office: 541-942-8001

Steam Tuba Tuba Carol Concert 12/02/17 Saturday

Place: Two Rivers-Dos Rios Elementary School

1084 G Street, Springfield

Time: 8:30 a.m. for participant registration ($5 fee; mid/high school students free)

9:00--11:00 rehearsal for tuba players

NOON--Concert Open to all, donation jar at the door.

Garland Nursery Upcoming Events

TITLE: Beginning Indoor Bonsai

WHEN: Sunday, November 19th at 11am

WHERE: Garland Nursery 5470 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis, OR 97330

DESCRIPTION: Create and go home with your own indoor bonsai. Instructor Theo Bennet will walk you through the process and answer all your questions. Great gift idea !

COST: $50 (Includes, plant, pot and soil.

Preregistration required. Please call 541-753-6601.


TITLE: Create Your Own Holiday Wreath

WHEN: Saturday, November 25th at 1pm

Sunday, November 26th at 1pm

Saturday, December 2nd at pm

Sunday, December 3rd at 1pm

Wednesday, December 6th at 1pm

WHERE: Garland Nursery 5470 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis, OR 97330

DESCRIPTION: Learn how to make your very own holiday wreath from just a wire wreath ring and cut greens. This workshop is fun and messy! Class is held in a lightly heated house so wear layers for warmth and bring gloves. We will provide the materials, tools and hot cider.

COST: $30

Preregistration required. Please call 541-753-6601.


TITLE: Create Your Own Holiday Swag

WHEN: Saturday, December 9th at 2pm

Sunday December 10th at 2pm

WHERE: Garland Nursery 5470 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis, OR 97330

DESCRIPTION: It’s so popular we had to do two workshops! No, we are not talking about bling or the evergreen garland rope that goes on railings. Our definition of swag is “an informal door or wall decoration created from cut evergreen boughs”. Add a bow and some berries or other ornamentation and you have your very own signature holiday decoration! Great as a gift! It’s easy, really! Class is held in a lightly heated house, so dress in warm layers and bring gloves. We will provide the materials, tools and hot cider.

Cost: $30

Preregistration required. Please call 541-753-6601.


TITLE: Little Sprouts: Fresh Green Holiday Swag

WHEN: Saturday, December 9th at 11am

WHERE: Garland Nursery 5470 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis, OR 97330

DESCRIPTION: Our young ones love to contribute their own special piece to holiday decor. At this month’s Little Sprouts, each child will create their own swag to proudly display with their other holiday decorations. Or, give it to that special loved one as a holiday gift!

COST: $7 per child

Preregistration required. Please call 541-753-6601.


TITLE: Create Your Own Holiday Centerpiece

WHEN: Saturday, December 16th at 1pm

Sunday, December 17th at 1pm

WHERE: Garland Nursery 5470 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis, OR 97330

DESCRIPTION: Learn to make a beautiful holiday centerpiece using cut greens, berries and other accessories and finish it all off with a candle. Class is held in a lightly heated outdoor house, so dress in warm layers and bring gloves. We will provide all the materials, tools and hot cider.

Cost: $30

Preregistration required. Please call 541-753-6601.

About Garland Nursery

Garland Nursery is a family-owned-and-operated business. For 79 years, they have been supplying customers in the Willamette Valley with the highest quality plants and garden supplies. With a knowledgeable staff and a peaceful, park-like setting, Garland Nursery upholds its reputation for inspiring customers and helping them create a calming, beautiful setting in their own back yard. Additionally, Garland Nursery has a beautiful selection of home decor and gifts. Garland Nursery is open year-round.

Junction City Grange Country Bazaar

Nov 17-18 9AM to 6PM

1420 Kalmia (corner of 14th and Kalmia)

Junction City Oregon 541-913-6854

Several crafters and vendors under one roof.

Beginning December 1st tickets go on sale for the 7th annual "Florence Crab Crack" which will take place at the Florence Events Center on Saturday, February 3rd from 4 to 7pm. Enjoy Oregon Coast crab along with pasta, coleslaw, garlic bread, sodas, coffee and dessert by BJ's. A no-host bar will be available. There will also be a silent auction held during the event that will include a beautiful selection of items. Ticket price is $40 per person. Advance purchase is required. Only 400 tickets will be sold and the deadline to purchase is January 25th (however we have sold out two years in a row, so don’t wait to purchase!).

There will be no ticket sales at the door. All proceeds will benefit the hunger relief efforts of Florence Food Share (, an emergency and supplemental food pantry serving individuals and households in West Lane County. For more information, to arrange group seating or to purchase tickets contact Executive Director, Norma Barton, at 541-997-9110 or nbarton@florencefoodshareorg.Tickets also are available (after December 1st) M-F, 10am to 1pm at Florence Food Share, 2190 Spruce St., 541-997-9110.

Past Crab Cracks have all sold out, so get crackin’ and get your tickets.

World AIDS Day 2017

Please join us to honor our combined work to end HIV, celebrate our collective successes, and remember those that we have lost.

Friday, December 1, 2017 from 7-9 p.m.

Location: At the Market Hall at Sprout!, 418 A St., Springfield

Nibbles & Beverages

Claim 52 is generously co-hosting this event

Contact – Lyndsie Leech,, 541 342 5088

Online Description -

HONOR our combined work to end HIV

CELEBRATE our collective successes

REMEMBER those that we have lost


Market Hall at Sprout!

418 A St. in Springfield

Nibbles & Beverages Provided

Save the Date!

Saturday, May 19, 2018


Valhalla Winery (formerly Domaine Meriwether)

23785 HWY 126, Veneta, OR

Get your tickets!

$75 for one; $125 for two

Purchase online:

To purchase tickets by phone

or for more info, contact Lyndsie Leech at or 541-342-5088

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market takes the best things about the Saturday Market, bringing them indoors for 6 weekends! You’ll find locally hundreds of booths with handcrafted gifts, our international food court and great live music all day long at the Lane Events Center at 13th & Jefferson in Eugene.

Explore every booth, in our Main Hall & Holiday Hall, to find unique gifts that keep your holiday dollars in Eugene, supporting local artisans. The Market provides a place for artisans to sell their handcrafted goods directly to their customers - everything at Holiday Market must be handcrafted, and sold by their maker.

Holiday Market opens Saturday, November 18th, and runs weekends through December 24th. Hours 10am-6pm, closing at 4pm on 12/24.

Questions? 541-686-8885 and

Fall Bird Walk

Saturday November 25th 9-11am

South R Street, Cottage Grove, Join the Coast Fork Birders on Saturday, November 25th at 9am for a fun bird walk. Grace Fowler-Gore will lead the group in looking for feathered friends. This bird walk is open to participants of all birding abilities with extra help for beginner bird watchers. 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 in the back parking lot of Cottage Grove High School along South R Street. RSVP to the Coast Fork Office (541) 767-9717 or email by Tuesday, November 21st. More information about the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council can be found online at and on Facebook.

Open Microphone Musical Benefit for Habitat for Humanity (131st month)

Tuesday, November 14th (also December 12, January 9, February 13, 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.

Here is a more detailed description:

On the second Tuesday of every month for eleven years (and counting), the monthly "Open Microphone Musical Benefit for Habitat for Humanity" has been held on stage at the Axe and Fiddle Music Pub, located at the corner of 7th and Main Street in Cottage Grove.

This monthly event is a benefit for the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, to help the folks at Habitat fund the construction of housing within our community for families that would not be able to afford to own a home otherwise. It is open to all. There is no cover charge; donations are gratefully accepted; and the talent is always mostly quite good.

If you are a musician and you would like to perform at the open mike, prepare a musical set up to 20 minutes long, then show up and sign up by 6:30pm. (When 10 or more musicians sign up, each one will be given 15 minutes for their set; when 9 or fewer folks sign up, each performer will be allowed 20 minutes.) If you would like to be part of our audience, please join us any time from 6:30pm on for this unique local display of talent and generosity, which supports a worthy non-profit cause, Cottage Grove’s local branch of Habitat for Humanity.

Folks who are under 21 are allowed into the pub until 8:30 pm in order to enjoy and fully participate in the evening, but not to drink alcoholic beverages.


at Whiteaker Head Start Center, 21 North Grand, Eugene

Thursday, November, 23rd 11 am to 3 pm

The dinner is coordinated by WHITEAKER COMMUNITY DINNERS, a group of volunteers interested in bringing community together. Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

Businesses, organizations, schools, families, and individuals contribute items, money, or time to put on this special event.

For information or 541-485-8179


Donation Drop-off Days

at Whiteaker Head Start Center, 21 North Grand, Eugene

Saturday, Nov. 18th 9 am to 12 pm

Homeless and less fortunate community members are in need of blankets, warm coats and other clothing as they sleep in their cars or houses without heat.

For information or 541-485-8179

Animal Adventures Green Start Play Day: November 20th, 10-1130am

Enjoy outside nature play in Nearby Nature's Learnscape plus pre-school crafts and stories. Rain or shine! Indoor area available for wet weather. Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Members free, non-members $5/family (adult and pre-schoolers). Meet by the Yurt in our Learnscape at Alton Baker Park. Pre-register at or call 541-687-9699.

Thanksgiving Open House

Date: November 24th, 2017

Recurs: November 25th, 26th

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Organization: Cliff Creek Cellars

Phone Number: 503-487-6692

The Place: Cliff Creek Cellars - Newberg Tasting Room

Address: 214 East First Street, Newberg, OR, 97132



Bring family and friends to relax away the holiday stress and enjoy a wine flight featuring our Red Red Wine and White White Wine. We will also be featuring our Library 2009 Claret and Syrah Library Wines. Stock up on our case deal for your upcoming holiday parties!

Prior to the Feast

Date: November 18th & November 19th, 2017

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Organization: Cliff Creek Cellars

The Place: Cliff Creek Cellars - Newberg Tasting Room

Phone Number: 503-487-6692

Address: 214 East First Street, Newberg, OR, 97132



We are featuring two gourmet appetizers perfectly paired with your wine flights. Take the recipe home with you to impressive friends and family at your Thanksgiving feast!

Our normal tasting fee is $10 per person/flight. One $10 fee is waived with a purchase of three or more bottles. Tasting is always complimentary for Cellar Club Members and up to 4 guests.

Join the cast and crew of the Vagina Monologues! We are looking for a diverse cast to participate in the Eugene/Springfield Shadowed Performance of The Vagina Monologues. No acting experience necessary and no memorization required! Join us to learn more on :

Monday11/13 6:00-8:00 PM at LCC Downtown Campus Room 312

Sat. 11/18 noon- 2:00At the Springfield Library 225 5th Street Conference Room 2

November 4rd, 2017 and November 5th, 2017

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Organization: Cliff Creek Cellars in Newberg

Phone Number: 503-487-6692

The Place: Cliff Creek Cellars - Newberg Tasting Room

Address: 214 East First Street, Newberg, Oregon, 97132


Tasting Fee: $10

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Join us this First Friday in our beautiful historic tasting room in downtown Newberg featuring Artist Kelly Gregg.

Our normal tasting fee is $10 per person/flight. One $10 fee is waived with a purchase of three or more bottles. Tasting is always complimentary for Cellar Club Members and up to 4 guests.

Eugene Weavers' Guild Annual Holiday Fiber Arts Sale and Celebration

Featuring handcrafted items by local and regional artists

Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25, 10:00-5:30

Demonstrations, Refreshments, Daily Prize

Raffle to benefit Cafe 60 and Egan Warming Centers

(sale continues through Dec. 24)

Eugene Textile Center, 1510 Jacobs Drive, Eugene, Oregon

Cottage Treasures Holiday Bazaar

Cottage Treasures, Handmade for your Home, Garden, Bath & Body

Samples from Bella’s Soap Box, Product Demo’s, Meet the Maker Nickii Neilson from LoveLight Herb Farm (samples too!) and More!

Event Participant in the: Fern Ridge Holiday Bazaar November 17 & 18, 2018 10am – 6pm

Over 30 locations throughout the Fern Ridge area!

Shop Local, Shop Small this holiday season. Unique, one of a kind artesian gifts for everyone on your list!

Cottage Treasures is located in Veneta, a small town, country setting only 15 minutes from Eugene.

Open 5 days a week from Tuesday through Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturday from 10am to 5pm

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

Saturdays 1-3PM

Robin Levin will be instructing kids on 11/18 -

Imagining and Creating Your World - Artist, Robin Levin will be encouraging children to visualize their very own worlds and helping them develop them into works of art using mixed media.

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

Emerald Art Center

500 Main St

Springfield, OR 97477

Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm

One-day-only sale of art in Corvallis at the First Alternative Co-op South Store in their meeting room. The event will go from 9-7 this Saturday, November 4th.

The Co-op is located at 1007 SE 3rd Street in Corvallis, OR.

I will have everything from cards, necklaces, buttons and ornaments, to prints, paintings, wood burnings and home decor.

There is no admission fee and it's a great chance to support a local artist!

Thanksgiving Open House

Date: November 24th, 2017

Recurs: November 25th, 26th

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Organization: Cliff Creek Cellars

Phone Number: 541-855-5330

The Place: Cliff Creek Cellars - Vineyard Tasting Room

Address: 1015 McDonough Road, Gold Hill, OR, 97525



Bring family and friends to relax away the holiday stress and enjoy a wine flight featuring our Red Red Wine and White White Wine. We will also be featuring our Library 2009 Claret and Syrah Library Wines. Stock up on our case deal for your upcoming holiday parties!

Eugene Weavers' Guild Annual Holiday Fiber Arts Sale and Celebration

Featuring handcrafted items by local and regional artists

Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25, 10:00-5:30

Demonstrations, Refreshments, Daily Prize

Raffle to benefit Cafe 60 and Egan Warming Centers

(sale continues through Dec. 24)

Eugene Textile Center, 1510 Jacobs Drive, Eugene, Oregon

Lane Community College Symphonic/Jazz Band Concert

When: November 21st, 7:30pm-9:30pm

The show will kick off with a local high school band. The Symphonic band will then play an extensive program including serious, humorous, and unusual works. After intermission the Jazz portion of the night will begin with Combos under the direction of Olem Alves and Ron Bertucci. The night will end with the Lane Jazz Ensemble with big band swing contemporary, and afro-cuban jazz.

Admission: Sliding Donations $3-$10

All proceeds go directly into student scholarships for Lane's Music students.

Where: Lane Community College Ragozzino Performance Hall

4000 E. 30th Ave

Eugene, OR 97405 Building 6

Lane Community College Choir Concert

When: November 30th, 7:30pm-9:00pm

Come hear uplifting, inspiring music from around the world by the Lane Concert Choir, Lane Chamber Choir, and the North Eugene High School choral program.

Admission: Sliding Donation $3-$10

All proceeds go directly into scholarships for LaneCC Music students.

Where: Lane Community College Ragozzino Performance Hall

4000 E. 30th Ave

Eugene, OR 97405 Building 6

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Description: 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.

Location: Cottage Theatre

Dates: December 1-23, 2017

Times: Thursday, Friday, Saturday performances at 8:00pm; Sunday matinees at 2:30pm; special Saturday matinee on 12/23/17 at 2:30pm

Tickets: $25 Adults and $15 Youth ages 6-18

Box Office: 541-942-8001

Saturday, December 9th the Eugene Downtown Lions present the 10th Annual Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, and eggs then visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will be cookie decorating for the kids and a bike raffle. Adults - $8.00, kids - $5.00, and kids under 3 are free. 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1465 Coburg Road, Eugene. Visit the EDTL website at for a $1.00 off coupon.

Holiday Market November 17th & 18th. Friday 4pm to 8pm: Saturday 10am to 4pm. Gifts, Crafts, Home Decor, Vintage & Antiques and Food. Free Apple Cider on Friday. Irving Grange 1011 Irvington In Santa Clara

Emerald Valley Opry

Powers Auditorium

Willamette High School

1801 Echo Hollow Rd. Eugene Or.

On our opry stage Dec 9th

Dallas McCord -- Western Poet

Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising –Bluegrass (Full Hour)

Slow Ponies -- Silver Screen Western Music

Xtra-Mile -- Country/Rock

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

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

bring non perishable food, hygiene products, or toys for the needy Get a dollar off admission

Friday, November 24, 2017

5:00pm 8:00pm

Mark your calendars!

Come help us kick off the holidays at the 5th Street Public Market

Friday, November 24 | 5-8 pm

The 5th Street Public Market presents "Night of A Thousand Stars". Experience all of the magic of the Christmas season with amazing lights, winter snowfall, Christmas music, and everyone's favorite: SANTA!

Saturday, December 9th, 7:30 to 8:45pm at the Lane County Fairgrounds, Ice Arena. The Eugene Figure Skating Club presents an evening of family fun on ice! Join us as we showcase local talents on the ice as we skate to your favorite movie music! Come enjoy snacks, fun holiday gift buying opportunities, and a chance to enter in our raffle to win a prize! This is a benefit for the Relief Nursery, a local nonprofit working to help families with young children in our community. Price of admission is one new, unwrapped book for ages 6 and under.

A Magical mix of Artisans, School Fundraisers and Consultants! You won't want to miss it!

Date: Saturday December 2nd

Time: 9am to 2pm

Location: Howard Elementary School - 700 Howard Ave. Eugene, Oregon 97404

More Info: or 541-933-5336

Wreath Workshop

Dec. 2, 2017, 10 AM-1 PM

ECEC will host a wreath making workshop in our greenhouse. All materials are provided, but please bring gloves, favorite trims and hand tools (clippers, pruners, wire cutters). Hot drinks and cookies provided. Remember to dress warmly! The workshop is $10 and RSVP-ing is recommended. Call (541) 584-2692 or email us by Monday, 11/27 to sign up.

Contact 541-584-2692 or email to RSVP

7th Annual Elkton Art & Wine Weekend

Nov. 24-26, Hours vary by location

On Thanksgiving Weekend, local artists and wineries open their studios and tasting rooms for a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience. This 7th annual, free tour is a unique opportunity to visit with winemakers and artists, while enjoying Elkton's scenic views and picturesque drives. ECEC will also have 20+ local crafters on-site. Pick up an event passport and visit 5 or more locations to be entered for a chance to win a gift basket. Hours vary by location and are available on our site:

Contact 541-584-2692 or email for more info

one-day greeting card extravaganza!

Saturday, November 18 at the Karin Clarke Gallery in downtown Eugene

The Artist Card Event will be all day, 12 to 5:30, with special reception from 1:00-3:00 pm during which many of the artists to be on hand to answer questions.

Individual cards and card sets available for sale, both holiday and all-occasion cards.

Participating Artists:

Kris Jennings

Kris Hurwit

Beverly Soasey

Lynn I. Peterson

Germaine Bennett

Emma Lang

Betsy Wolfston

Heather Halpern

Erika Beyer

Refreshments served!

Karin Clarke, Owner/Director

Karin Clarke Gallery

760 Willamette Street

Eugene, Oregon 97401

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday Noon - 5:30

On view at the gallery: Margaret Coe: New Paintings, November 1 - 25, 2017.

Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, November 18th

9:00 - 4:00

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Corner of Coburg & Harlow Roads, Eugene

Arts & Crafts featuring local artisans

Treasure Shoppe - antiques & collectibles

The Cafe serving soups & desserts

Silent Auction (Symphony tickets, themed baskets, services)

Raffle - Depoe Bay Getaway and Duck sports tickets

Children's Activities

FREE Annual Live Nativity December 15th-17th, nightly 7 PM-9 PM @ 23rd & Friendly St. Friendly Street Church invites you to drive or walk by still life scenery depicting the story of Jesus, including live actors, sets and animals. A free event for all. 2290 Friendly Street Eugene, OR 97405

Downtown Springfield Second Friday Art Walk|November Guided Tour

Enjoy a fun-filled journey through several artful venues with guest guide, Paula Goodbar, Executive Director for Emerald Art Center and Art Walk Coordinator. Our special theme for the evening will be Gratitude.

1. Emerald Art Center-500 Main St-Featuring Visiting artists from SAQUA with “Bridge” a fine art Quilt Show as well as Featured Member Artist , abstract acrylic painter, Nancy Cheeseman.

2. Wise Turtle Acupunture/Talking Rythms -500 Main St., Ste C-1 and C-2- Featured artist, acrylic painter Hito. Artist’s Bio: I’ve explored ‘floating’ acrylic paint in my work—the results are never the same in any piece. I chose the first four or five colors for the background. I place the paint on the canvas very wet, and I follow the paint with my brush, finger or whatever else may be handy. The paint flows for me. Then I choose the colors for my subject, after the background has dried, and I ‘float’ the paint again, following how it flows more closely because the subject has more detail in a certain fashion than the background. Animals of all kinds are my subject because they are so precious—kindred spirits for humans. It is my hope that art appreciators take their time when they look at my work—one may never know what you might see lurking in the paint.

3. Springfield Museum-590 Main St.- “I Am Not Invisible” an exhibit that features 20 portraits of Oregon women veterans produced by the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs. Elizabeth Estabrooks, one of the curators of the exhibit will discuss the project at 6:00pm. Light refreshments provided.

4. Memento Ink-525 Main St.- Memento Ink will be showing art by Lynette Slape. Light refreshments.

5. Hearts for Hospice-444 Main St- Hearts for Hospice presents realism painter Tabitha Edwards. She specializes in acrylic portraits of people and animals, capturing minute details making her subjects “come alive”. Music by EDM composer and performer Airon Mallars. Gourmet cookies by Paco.

6. Washburne Café- 326 Main St- Benjamin Terrell with “Fall Amongst the Fables”. All paintings are oil on canvas.

7. 331 Mosaic-331 Main St.- The featured artist for Mosaic 331 for November is Betty O'Connor.

8. Malerische Gallery-240 Main St.- Malerische Galerie. 240 Main St. Wine reception with artist R. Atencio and her exhibition of oil paintings: “Access- Greek Isles. .Duration of show - through November 30. Hours of operation - Thursday - Saturday, Noon - 5 pm or by appointment.

Other Participating Venues:

9. Tronson Gallery of Contemporary Art-740 Main St-Jerry Ross will be the featured artist with his recently completed work from his travels in Holland with wonderful landscapes, still lifes and figuratives. There will also be work by Jim Tronson and Orval Dillingham. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 1-4 pm

10. Cascade Center for Spiritual Living-741 Main St. –featured photographer Keith Munson called Bodie, California. Bodie had been one of the richest mining towns in California.

11. A3 Arts Academy and Academics-615 Main St-.Academy of the Arts and Academics high school will be featuring student artwork

12. Chow Restraunt-471 S A St, Springfield, OR 97477- Chow Restaurant will feature paintings by artist Shelley Albrich.

13. U.S Bank-437 Main St.-Featuring the artist, Ronald Pennington-Satterfield

14. 100 Mile Bakery-418 A. St.- will feature paintings by artist Shelley Albrich.

Sponsored by Emerald Art Center, City of Springfield and Tronson Gallery of Contemporary Art

November 30 Public Meeting – Long Tom Enhancement Plan Ready for Comment. The Long Tom Watershed Council is hosting a free public meeting to present the Long Tom River Habitat Enhancement Plan and discuss alternatives to provide fish passage at the Monroe, which is currently blocked by a small check dam. The plan is a summary and prioritization of the information, ideas, and habitat enhancement opportunities generated by the convening of multiple Steering Committee meetings of local stakeholders and conversations with neighbors along the Long Tom River. We’ll present what we have heard from the community and the possible alternatives at the dam site. This meeting is an opportunity for watershed stakeholders to review the main content of the draft plan and provide comment. All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Light refreshments provided. Thursday, November 30, 6 – 8 p.m., Monroe Community Library, 380 N. 5th St. More info at / 541-338-7055.

Girlscout Troop 20096- Self Defense Class

Girl scout Troop 20096- Self Defense Class

As part of our Journey badge project, Troop 20096 will be hosting a girls self defense class. The class will be taught by instructor's at Duers ATA Martial Arts.

When: Sunday, December 3- 12:15-3 PM

Cost: $10/girl to be paid at the door

Age: 6-12th grade

Location: Duers Martial Arts: 2160 W. 11th Ave #E Eugene, Oregon 97402


Questions: Contact Terri Fackrell at 503-504-3249

Date: 12/03/2017 (Sun.)

Time: 12:15pm - 3:00pm EST

Location: Duer's ATA Martial Arts- 2160 W. 11th #E Eugene Oregon 97402

Birding Without Borders:

An Epic World Big Year

Coast Fork Science Pub

Tuesday November 28th 5-7:00pm

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

On November 28th, the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council welcomes writer, photographer and record-setting birder Noah Strycker, for our November 2017 Science Pub presentation entitled Birding Without Borders: An Epic World Big Year. In 2015, bird nerd Noah Strycker of Oregon became the first human to see more than half of the planet’s bird species in a single, year-long, round-the-world birding trip. Anything could have happened, and a lot did. He was scourged by blood-sucking leeches, suffered fevers and sleep deprivation, survived airline snafus and car breakdowns and mudslides and torrential floods, skirted war zones, and had the time of his life. Birding on seven continents and carrying only a pack on his back, Strycker enlisted the enthusiastic support of local birders to tick more than 6,000 species, including Adelie Penguins in Antarctica, a Harpy Eagle in Brazil, a Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Thailand, and a Green-breasted Pitta in Uganda. He shared the adventure in real time on his daily blog (, and now he reveals the inside story. This humorous and inspiring presentation about Strycker’s epic World Big Year will leave you with a new appreciation for the birds and birders of the world.

Noah Strycker, 31, is Associate Editor of Birding magazine, the author of two well-regarded books about birds, and a regular contributor of photography and articles to all major bird magazines as well as other media; he blogs regularly for the American Birding Association. Strycker set a world Big Year record in 2015, and his book about the experience, Birding Without Borders, will was released in October 2017. Strycker has studied birds on six continents with field seasons in Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Australia, Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands, and the Farallon Islands. He also works as a naturalist guide on expedition cruises to Antarctica and Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, literally spreading the inspiration of birds from pole to pole. His first book, Among Penguins, chronicles a field season working with Adélie Penguins in Antarctica (Oregon State University Press, 2011) and his second, The Thing with Feathers, celebrates the fascinating behaviors of birds and human parallels (Riverhead Books, 2014). Strycker is also a competitive tennis player, has run five marathons, and hiked the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. He is based in Oregon, where his backyard has hosted more than 100 species of birds. Visit his website at:

The Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council hosts a free monthly public meeting series called the Coast Fork Science Pub on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 5-7pm at the Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main Street in Cottage Grove. The event begins with informal socializing, trivia, prizes and updates about the watershed and watershed council during the first hour. Then our Science Pub presentation begins at 6pm. Participants are encouraged to support the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council by ordering food & drinks from 5-7:30pm, as 10% of the sales from evening sales will benefit the Watershed Council. The event is free to the public and all ages are welcome. For further information, visit Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council on Facebook and

Holiday Photography Market at Don Dexter Gallery

Date/Time: Saturday, November 18th, 2017, 10:00AM-5:00PM

Admission: Free

Address: Donald R. Dexter, Jr., DMD, 2233 Willamette Street, Ste B, Eugene, OR 97405

Details: Support our local artists and find that perfect piece of artwork from Bob Keefer, Katsuyuki Shibata and Mark Gotchall at our Holiday Photography Market on Saturday, November 18th at Eugene dentist Dr. Dexter's office (2233 Willamette Street, Ste B). Enjoy the photography with cider, refreshments and a giveaway! We hope to see you there!

Women's Winter Wonderland

Dec 3 11am-5pm

1480 18th Street, Springfield 97477

We're partnering with Lane Blood Center.

Please email Courtney to sign up.,

We are holding a bake sale to raise donations for Food for Lane County.

We're also accepting canned goods.

For every 2 cans or $1 donated, you'll be entered in a raffle to win a free prize!

Come support our business women!

We'll be featuring several vendors, including Damsel in Defense, Perfectly Posh, LulaRoe, Younique, Scentsy, Usborne Books, local crafters and jewelers, and more!

The 4th annual Haiti Holiday Marketplace will be December 2, 2017, from 9:00am to 5:00pm inside Oakway Center Mall, near Burch’s Shoes in Eugene. Shop unique gifts from Haiti, as well as many high quality handmade items from local artisans. Sales support Chances for Children’s Women Empowerment Programs, which keep impoverished Haitian families together by creating sustainable jobs. For more information contact jessica@chances4children.orgildren

Event sponsored by: Lane Apex, Osbourne & Associates, Cole|Ecsrich Group, and Moss Hair Studio


Umpqua Discovery Center

Nov. 24th & 25th, 10-4pm

Win a Prize!!

(Age 5+ with adult & paid admission.)

Kids will hunt through the exhibits for answers to questions.

When completed, they will choose a prize from a variety of items.

Drawing for Free Membership

Check out the Gift Shop for Educational & Unique Items

Women's Bazaar

Saturday 11/18 9am-5pm

245 W 5th Ave, Junction City, Oregon 97448

Come enjoy and support local women and their businesses and more! Meet lovely ladies selling cosmetics, skin care, house hold items, jewelry, desserts, health and much more!

Holiday Gift & Craft Boutique

35425 Camp Creek Rd, Springfield, Oregon 97478

Friday 12/1 4pm-8pm

Saturday 12/2 9am-4pm

We will have several direct sales vendors as well as handcrafted booths for our shoppers. We will also have a yummy coffee bar with lots of goodies to choose from. Come shop til you drop, indulge in sweet treats & have fun while you're doing it!

Emerald Art Center presents our Annual Holiday Art Fair on Saturday, November 25th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm as part of the Small Business Saturday Promotion. Artists and media will include Wendy Hoffman, B.J. Burnett, Sharon Heinz, Kyla Corbett, Jo Dunnick, Robin Levin, Catt Foy, and Paula Goodbar will be selling jewelry, watercolors, acrylics, oils, photography, cards, prints, fabric art, and many more surprises, Yummy food and plenty of warm beverages to create a lovely shopping experience. Our gift shop and gallery will also be full of delightful, original art. Join us at 500 Main Street in Springfield.

Eugene Friends of Jung and

the Center for Community Counseling Presents

Healing Trauma:

The Lost and Recovered Soul in Depth Psychotherapy

Presented by Donald Kalsched, Ph.D.

Lecture: Friday, December 1st, 2017

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Church, 1685 W. 13th

Free for EFJ members; $15 for non-members;

Free for students with student i.d.

Workshop: December 2nd, 2017

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Church

$75 for EFJ members and CCC volunteers;

$90 for non-members; $60 for students with i.d.

Please register for the Workshop by November 24th

Colored Pencil Drawing Class with D.L. Zanetta

Thursdays from 2:00pm-4:00pm

$15.00 Per Session

at Emerald Art Center

The purpose of this class is for a student to learn how to draw with colored pencils by exploring the different techniques. The instruction includes learning about colored pencil basic tools (paper, pencils etc), color theory, how to lay down color, layering the pencils, and different techniques to create a beautiful piece of art while continuing to develop the artist's eye, to name a few. This done through lecture, demonstrations, exercises and drawing. Basic drawing skills required.

The course objective is to teach people about colored pencils as a drawing medium through examples and then practicing in and outside of class. Students will be able to pick projects they want to work on. This is a course that can be repeated to improve skills or a person may start at any time and receive the basic education while seeing the progress of other students.

Emerald Art Center

500 Main St

Springfield, OR 97477


We are off to see the Wizard in Junction City! A well put together

Live Theater Event, performed by VERY talented adults and children.

Generations Theater located inside the Christ Center in Junction City

530 West 7th Street

Junction City, Or 97448 541-636-6766

5 performances:

Thursday Nov 30th 7:30

Friday December 1st 7:30

Saturday December 2nd 2:00 and again at 7:30

Sunday December 3rd 4:00

Zaniyan Wellness Conference Highlights Indigenous Holistic Wellness Dec 2-3,2017

EUGENE, ORE – Zaniyan Center is hosting its first annual conference, “Decolonizing Natural Medicine: Increasing Access to Holistic Health for All”, on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the

Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., Eugene, OR. On Sunday, December 3, 2017, workshops on “Preparedness Equals Resilience” will be offered at Trauma Healing Project classroom, 2222 Coburg Rd. in Eugene.

On Saturday, health care professionals will be exposed to traditional and community paradigms of healing that speak to the needs of diverse, underserved communities. Session topics include: The

Diagnostic Skills of Tai Chi; Healing Community with Plants; Creating New Healthy Traditions; Effective Herbal Alternatives to Opiates; Moving Toward Trauma-Sensitive Practices/Occupy Medical; and, Bringing Herbs to the People.

CEU credits are available for eligible health care practitioners.

Sunday workshops, “Preparedness Equals Resilience”, aim to provide tools the community at-large can utilize to increase resilience and safety in a variety of situations. Sessions include, Woods Wise;

Safety for Wildcrafters; Garden Medicine: Top Herbs for Community Resilience and Emergency Preparedness; and, Making Your Integrative Medicine “Go” Bag.

Register now, space is limited. All tickets include lunch.

• Saturday Conference: $75.00 or $40.00 student/low income. After 11/27 $90/55

• Sunday Post Conference: $65.00 or $35.00 student/low income. After 11/27 $80/50

• Both days $125.00 or $60/student/low income. After 11/27 $150/75

• Work trades (4 hrs/ Sat & 3 hrs/Sun) and scholarships available.

• Lunch & Panel Discussion Saturday Only cost is $15.00

For more information and to register:

This New Year's, get a little trim!

Eugene Opera presents Rossini's The Barber of Seville

Silva Hall at the Hult

December 30 at 2:30 pm and December 31 at 7:30 pm

More information is at

Tickets at the Hult/UO Box office or call 541.682.5000

Tickets are $20-79 (students $15)

Join Mountain Rose Herbs on Saturday, December 16 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. to celebrate the one year anniversary of their Mercantile! The Mercantile is located in the historic Farmers’ Union Marketplace in downtown Eugene at 152 W. 5th Ave.

They'll have birthday cake, prize drawings all day, plenty of free-flowing organic tea, and a DIY aroma spray bar. Plus the first 100 customers will receive a commemorative tote bag.

A party isn’t complete without some of your closest friends so they’ve invited Wildcraft Cider Works and Thinking Tree Spirits to help them celebrate. Wildcraft Cider Works will be sampling their delicious botanically infused artisanal dry ciders from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Thinking Tree Spirits will sample their herbaceous grain-to-bottle craft spirits from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Elmira High School Chamber Choir

Title: “ Holiday Cheer Through Music”

When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017; 7:00 p.m.

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

A small group from the Elmira High School Chamber Choir will be performing together and individually. They look forward to presenting familiar Christmas carols and other tunes.

The FR Library program is provided free of charge by the Friends of the Fern Ridge Library. For more information, call 541-935-7512.

Tree and Tea Party Nature Quest, Saturday December 16th, 1-3pm. Join Nearby Nature for a family-paced winter wander through Hendricks Park’s tall trees. Post walk, enjoy tea and a warm fire in the Wilkins Shelter. Meet outside the Shelter. Members FREE, non-members $5/family. Pre-register online at

Winter Watershed Soirée

Friday, December 8th 6-10:00pm

at The Cottage Grove Armory, 628 East Washington Avenue, Cottage Grove

The Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council invites you to the Winter Watershed Soirée on December 8th at The Cottage Grove Armory. Our annual holiday fundraiser is generously sponsored by Banner Bank, the City of Cottage Grove, and Weyerhaeuser. This fun-filled evening will feature live music, a wine wall, silent auction, watershed awards ceremony, delicious local food and refreshments by Ninkasi Brewing and Wildcraft Ciderworks.

Tickets are $30 for Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council members or $40 for non-members. Ticket price includes entry to the event, buffet-style dinner and two drink tickets. Cocktail attire is suggested. Become a table sponsor for $320 and receive seating for eight, recognition in our event program, and a bottle of wine for the table. Tickets are available at The Bookmine in Cottage Grove, online at and the Coast ForkWillamette Watershed Council Facebook page (@CoastFork), at the door or by contacting our office directly by phone (541) 767-9717 or email

Greetings, friends! We are rapidly accelerating into the holiday season, and that means FOOD! This year, we hope to tempt you in to trying more healthy fare with our next vegan cooking class. It is going to be held on MONDAY, December 4th from 6:30-8:30 at the Eugene Adventist Church, located at 1275 Polk Street. This month's topic is Healthy Holidays - No Meat? No Problem! The menu is geared towards appetizers and desserts, those delectable treats that you want to eat but avoid because they are full of fat and calories. Now you can indulge! Our menu is:

•Cucumber Herb Canapes

•Cheese ball

•Mexican Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

•Amaretti Cookies

The class will be held upstairs in the church Fellowship Hall. Assistance is available for those needing help getting upstairs. Please contact Stephanie at 541-228-0667 if you have any questions.

Florence Nativity Festival Starts Friday, Dec 1st

The public is invited to the 12th annual Nativity Festival to be held in Florence on Friday, December 1st, Saturday December 2nd and Sunday December 3rd from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. each day. The event is held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' local building located at the corner of Munsel Lake Road and North Fork Road (2705 Munsel Lake Road). This is an event for the entire family. Admission is FREE.

The following lineup of musical talent will perform plus others currently being scheduled:

Friday 1pm - Ron Stanley on guitar

2pm - Lynette Blue on piano/organ

Saturday 1pm - Fran Hostetter and Nancy Klassen - piano/organ duet

2pm - Mary Morganti on piano

Sunday 1pm - Reedsport Presbyterian Church Choir

2pm - Florence Ward Choir

Come away from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and escape to an afternoon filled with the joy of the Christmas season. Enjoy seeing hundreds of nativity scenes, crèches, tapestries and other art forms depicting the birth of Christ.

The Festival will culminate on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. with a Christmas Devotional message, live from Salt Lake City, Utah, featuring music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Festival Contact Vickie Kennedy 541-997-7404


Karin Clarke Gallery is pleased to present an exhibit of new work by the popular and prolific Eugene artist, Adam Grosowsky.

Grosowsky was born in Chicago in 1959. He received a B.A. in Fine Arts from Evergreen State College, followed by a M.A. and M.F.A. in Printmaking from the University of Iowa in 1984 and 1986, respectively. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries around the United States and for more than 10 years at Karin Clarke Gallery. He has been a full-time art faculty member at Lane Community College for over 25 years.

Although much of his training was in printmaking, his primary medium today is oil painting. His large canvases, often portraits of women, are studies in light and dark. They are distinguished by dramatic contrasts – light or bright color against large areas of rich, dark background.

This new group of about 25 pieces continues his focus on portraits of women, sometimes with animals, but also includes landscapes and circus themed works. Although many pieces are on Grosowsky’s grand scale, there are a number of smaller works in this collection.

An artist reception will be held Friday, December 1st, during the First Friday ArtWalk, from 5:30-7:30 pm.Please join us in celebrating this new work and meeting the artist!

Karin Clarke Gallery at 760 Willamette Street is open Wednesday through Saturday, from noon until 5:30, or by special appointment. Please call 541- 684-7963 for information.

There will be a Family Event: Christmas Beyond Santa, Saturday, December 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Ebbert United Methodist Church, 532 C St, Springfield, Oregon. The event for all ages is free. There will be a puppet show, crafts to make and take home, games and music to teach about the meaning of Christmas. Families are invited to bring canned food to fill a Food for Lane County barrel. For more information call or text June at 541-603-8706. Ebbert United Methodist Church, 532 C St. Springfield, OR 97477

Florence Community PTA Breakfast with Santa

Saturday December 2nd, 8:30 am - 11 am

Crossroads Community Church, Florence, OR

Pancakes will be hot off the griddle for Florence Community PTA’s first Breakfast With Santa event, scheduled for Saturday December 2nd from 8:30 – 11:00 am at Crossroad Assembly of God Church, located at 1380 10th Street in Florence. The event will feature an opportunity take selfies with Santa, a delicious pancake breakfast, hot cocoa bar, bake sale and fun for the whole family.

“Our goal is to bring some holiday cheer to the community, while raising funds for the programs supported by Florence Community PTA,” said Tiffany Holdahl, FCPTA President. Tickets for the event are $15 for adults and $10 for children. All proceeds will go to PTA to support programs including teacher grants, Teacher Appreciation Week recognition, scholarships for graduating seniors, community and parent engagement events and more.

Tickets will be available at the door the day of the event. For more information, check out Florence Community PTA on Facebook or email

First Friday: Sarah Henke Jewelry Pop Up Boutique

Date: December 1st, 2017

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Organization: Cliff Creek Cellars

Phone Number: 503-487-6692

The Place: Cliff Creek Cellars

Address: 214 East First Street, Newberg, OR, 97132

Price: Free Admission



During first friday we'll be hosting Sarah Henke and her jewelry company "Soul State of Mind". Sarah finds artisan jewelry creators in the Portland area and brings their works together for you. She'll be selling and displaying pieces in the TR all evening.