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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.


Chamber Music @ Beall series put on by Oregon Bach Festival and The School of Music & Dance at the University of Oregon

February 18, 2017

Beall Concert Hall Dover Quartet with Avi Avital-7:30; Chamber Music @ Beall, $20-$50

March 12, 2017

Beall Concert Hall Trio Solisti-3; Chamber Music @ Beall, $20-$50

http://oregonbachfestival.com



Peter and the Starcatcher

Runs: February 3 – 19, 2017

Thursday, Friday, Saturday performances start at 8pm

Sunday matinees start at 2:30pm

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

Description: Peter and the Starcatcher provides a fantastical backstory for the century-old character of Peter Pan in this wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels.

Website: www.cottagetheatre.org

Phone: 541-942-8001

Eugene Ballet Company’s 2016-2017 season

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

The Nutcracker- Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Silva Hall

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

Saturday, February 11th- 7:30pm

Sunday, February 12th- 2:00pm

The Snow Queen- 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

Wednesday, February 1st, 7:30pm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream- Florence Events Center, Florence, OR

Thursday, February 2nd, 7:00pm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream- LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis, OR

Friday, February 3rd, 7:30pm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream- Bend High School Auditorium, Bend, OR

Saturday, February 4th, 7:30pm


Cottage Theatre’s 2017 Calendar of Events

1).Peter and the Starcatcher

February 9, 10, 11, 12*, 16, 17, 18, 19*

$25 Adult, $15 Youth (6-18)

Peter and the Starcatcher provides a fantastical backstory for the century-old character of Peter Pan in this wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances start at 8pm

Sunday matinees start at 2:30pm

http://www.cottagetheatre.org/peter-and-the-starcatcher.html

Email Contact: info@cottagetheatre.org

Phone: 541-942-8001

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

March 3, April 7

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

First Saturday Pubic Tour

March 4, 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):

· March 7th

· 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


Emerald Valley Opry

Powers Auditorium

Willamette High School

1801 Echo Hollow Rd. Eugene Or.

On our opry stage Feb 11th Here is

Jerry Ott and Glory Road Travelers- Gospel

Monroe Street--Americana

Slow Ponies—Silver Screen Western Music

Jimmy Bobby Band--Country some blues and rock

Back porch Soiree --"Multifarious acoustic

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

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


4th Annual Eugene Salsa Festival, Friday, February 24 – Sunday, February 26, 2017

Vet’s Club Ballroom, 1626 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR

The 4th Annual Eugene Salsa Festival is a weekend of live music, workshops, and performances. On Friday and Saturday night, there will be a one-hour beginning salsa lesson, an hour of performances by local and world-class groups, and live music and dancing until 2:30am. Saturday and Sunday will feature a full day of workshops taught by world-renowned instructors as well as an all-day beginners’ training program. No previous experience is necessary to attend the festival, and you can come by yourself, with a partner, or with friends.

The festival is organized by Salseros Productions and sponsored by NeuroSpine Institute, Medyssey, Lane Arts Council, Centro Latino Americano, and other local organizations. Tickets range from $15-$135 – get your discounted pass online at: www.eugenesalsafestival.com


Blood Drive at Whole Foods Market

When: 2/25/17 (all day)

Where: Whole Foods Market. 353 E Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401

On February 25, Whole Foods Market will be hosting one of the 18 blood drives taking place in Western Washington and Oregon. The process of giving blood takes less than an hour, and can potentially save three lives. Join Whole Foods Market in helping local hospitals!


Winter Poultry and Homesteading Faire and Seed Swap

February 11th, 2017 10am till 4pm

Expo Halls 1, 2 and 3 Lane County Event Center, 796 W. 13th Avenue, Eugene

Free and Open to the Public

Website: www.oregonpoultryswapinc.com

Phone contact: 541-990-7501

Email contact: oregonpoultryswapinc@gmail.com

Event description: What is Homesteading? Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of foodstuffs, and it may or may not also involve the small scale production of textiles, clothing, and craftwork for household use or sale.


The Eugene Gleemen will be holding their 15th Annual Valentine's Sweethearts Ball on Saturday, February 11 from 5:30-10:30 pm at the Hilton Eugene. Evening includes dinner, plus entertainment from the Eugene Gleemen, Blue Skies 22-piece Big Band featuring the Jewel Tones, the Oregon Young Men's Ensemble, plus ballroom dance lessons and dancing!

Cost is $55 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at www.EugeneGleemen.org or by calling 541-255-3003.


The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap

Did you know that women earn 80% of what men earn? And the gap is even

worse for mothers, and for women of color. At the current rate at which the

Gender Pay Gap is closing, it will be our great-great-great-great

granddaughters whose salaries will finally be the same as men's salaries in

the year 2152. Learn more about what you can do to close the gap sooner.

Eugene-Lane AAUW, February 11, 2017 at Westminster Presbyterian Church at

10:30 a.m., preceded by social time and refreshments at 9:30, and a business

meeting at 10:00.

For further information, call Cindy at 541-344-4572.



Bonsai: Repotting for Beginners

Sat. February 11th – 11:00 a.m. / Garland Nursery 5470 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis, OR 97330

Sat. February 18th – 11:00 a.m. / Garland Nursery 5470 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis, OR 97330

What: Celebrate the New Year by learning the traditional art of bonsai. In this hands-on workshop, we will provide you with everything you need, including a European Beech tree, pot, soil, instruction, and guidance for you to bring home a beautiful piece of living art. This class fills up quickly, so register today!

Registration: Registration required. Call (541) 753-6601 to register. Cost: $45 per person. Includes: European Beech, pot, soil


Little Sprouts: Fairy or Gnome Valentine’s Garden

When/Where: Sat. February 11th – 11:00 a.m. / Garland Nursery 5470 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis, OR 97330

What: We tried to keep it as a surprise but there’s no hiding something this exciting from our little sprouts. Our fairies and gnomes are back and they’re very eager play in the miniature Valentine’s gardens we’ll be creating in our February Little Sprouts workshop.

Registration: Registration required. Call (541) 753-6601 to register.

Cost: $15 per child.


Rose Care

When/Where: Sat. February 18th – 1 p.m. / Garland Nursery 5470 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis, OR 97330

What: Like many plants, roses grow better when pruned and cared for while they are dormant. In this class, we’ll review how to properly prune your roses to encourage an abundance of blooms and a strong healthy plant. We will also share how best to fertilize and protect your roses from pests.

Registration: No registration required. FREE and open to the public.


Pruning Japanese Maples & Other Small Trees

When/Where: Sun. February 19th – 1 p.m. / Garland Nursery 5470 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis, OR 97330

What: To continue our theme of TLC, we’re delving deeper into pruning with a focus on Japanese maples and other small trees. For many, these majestic trees can be intimidating, but we are here to remove any mystery. We’ll discuss pruning basics, pruning tools, and exactly how to prune Japanese maples and other small trees.

Registration: No registration required. FREE and open to the public.


Youth Art Works! at Emerald Art Center offers free children's classes on Saturdays from 1-3. Located at 500 Main Street -

January offers Create Your Personal Wish Box with artist, Donna Stearns on Saturday, February 21st

ZenValentangle - Learn the art of Zentangle and create heartfelt Valentines with artist, Wendy Hoffman

Seating is limited, please call 541-726-8595 to reserve your space.


McDonald Theatre Datsik - 7:00pm - Midnight; Dubstep/EDM; $29

On February 26th, 2017 Datsik brings the Ninja Nation Tour through Eugene, featuring young bass masters Crizzly and Virtual Riot! The crew will be rolling deep with the legendary PK Sound, as well as a brand new never before seen stage called ‘The Shogun’.

Buy tickets here: http://ev12.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS:TWS:PMCD17:PMCD0226:&linkID=twspok


On Friday, February 10th, 2017, the UO PeaceJam Club is

hosting the “JAM for PEACE” Event at 7PM at the University of Oregon

Global Scholars Hall Great Room. We hope to put this event on the

calendar in order to let more community members know this meaningful

event. This free event will showcase various performers from the

Eugene/Springfield community, while attendees will enjoy food and drinks

from UO Catering and participate in a raffle. The purpose of this event

is to fundraise for our club activities, initiatives, and service

projects for the duration of the 2017 school year.

Here is our Facebook Event Page: https://goo.gl/QBp4gn


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


Susan G. Komen - 5k Race for the Cure, MARCH 5, 2017 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

RACE INFORMATION

Pick-up Event Days

Saturday, March 4 at Valley River Center.

Schedule of Events

Eugene's 2017 Race for the Cure is on Sunday, March 5th

7:00am - Race Village Opens

8:00am - Survivor/Fighter Tribute (Main Stage)

8:30am - 5K Fun Run

8:35am - 5K Fun Walk

8:45am - 1-Mile Family Walk

12:00pm - Race Village Closes


EMERALD CITY ROLLER DERBY CELEBRATING A DECADE OF DERBY! SEASON 11 OPENER: SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2017 Eugene's Emerald City Roller Derby proudly announces the start of their

11th season on Sunday, February 12th at the Bob Keefer Center for Sports

and Recreation (née Willamalane Center). The Emerald City All Stars

travel team will play the Rose City Rollers' Fresh Meat. This single

game special officially begins the hard-hitting 2017 roller derby season

for the Emerald City All Stars as they fight for international rankings.

Join us on Sunday, February 12th at the Bob Keefer Center for Sports and

Recreation in Springfield.

Doors open at 12:00 pm, action starts at 1:00 pm.

Tickets $8 advance, $10 door, and $5 for kids 6-10.

Couple's Special Date Day ticket pricing: 2 tickets for $14

Visit www.emeraldcityrollerderby.com for more information, or to

purchase tickets in advance online at

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2828616


Create Collage Valentines Class for Adults at Emerald Art Center. Located at 500 Main St. Springfield. Saturday, February 11th from 10 am - 12 pm - Sliding scale fee of $5.00 - $10.00 -

Inspired by this day of love, we will each make several valentine cards for our favorite people. In this relaxing and fun class, we will experiment with different textures using materials you might never have thought of using! We will provide materials, though if you have some favorite papers, laces, doilies, feathers, swarovski crystals, or other textural elements, bring them. We will gain inspiration from the materials and each other. Lots of fun and lots of mess! Call 541-726-8595 to register


PeaceHealth Diabetes Support Group meets Feb.13

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The Diabetes Support Group team at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend offers a free support group for anyone with diabetes or affected by diabetes. Dr. Annette Lanning, audiologist from Advanced Hearing Plus, will talk about how diabetes can impact hearing.

The meeting is Monday, Feb.13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute, located at 3311 RiverBend Drive in Springfield. The group will meet in Room 12C. All are welcome; no registration is required.


Arun Gandhi to speak at Lane Community College Main Campus in the Center for Meeting and Learning on February 16th at 7:00 pm

The Lane Peace Center is proud to bring Arun Gandhi to the Lane Community College Main Campus Center for Meeting and Learning the evening of February 16, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. His talk is entitled “Gandhi and Nonviolence: Relevance for the 21st Century”.


Nearby Nature Quest: Treasure Trails (Saturday, February 18th, 1-3 pm) Wander park trails and explore the Learnscape on family-paced scavenger and treasure hunts. Discover secret spots where animals hide and gnomes might have homes. Meet outside our Yurt in Alton Baker Park. FREE for members, $5/family for non-members. Pre-register: 541-687-9699 or nearbynature.org/pre-registration


Emerald Art Center will be featuring an Emerging Artists Fine Art Photography Exhibit featuring Adam Bernard, Matthew DeFeo and Deigh Bates as well as Member artist, Jill Atkin - "An Extravaganza of Color" Jill's show is an explosion of color this month showcasing her skills in pastels. Opening reception will be on Friday, February 10th from 5-8 pm. These shows run from February 7th through March 3, 2017. Emerald Art Center is located at 500 Main Street and hours are Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 - 4:00. Call 541-726-8595 for more info.


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


Mardi Gras Drag Bingo Fundraiser for Valley AIDS Information Network February 25, 2017. 7pm-11pm

Oddfellows Hall 223 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis

$15 donation at door, $10 for seniors and students

No-host wine, beer, and food

Must be 18 or older

https://www.facebook.com/events/1949509818613073/


Saturday, March 4, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Coquille Valley Quilters invite you to join them for the 9th annual Quilt-a-Thon. 10144 Hwy 42, Coquille OR. Call 541-888-8633 for additional information. No experience necessary. We will provide all you need including lunch!


“Preparing to Enter or Return to the Workforce: The ABC’s of Writing a Winning Resume”

When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017; 7:00 p.m.

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

Cathy Schleuter will:

? Discuss the Job Connections program available free at Goodwill Industries.

? Help increase your understanding of how your resume and cover letter are used in the job search process and make sure they target your career goals.

? Will show you how to compose a resume that reflects your strengths and explore different resume formats.


SOROMUNDI: LESBIAN CHORUS OF EUGENE WITH IN ACCORD COMMUNITY CHOIR PRESENTS “FOR GOOD”

Join Soromundi in our 28th season, along with In Accord, as we celebrate our shared values of inclusion, accessibility and the power of music with social relevance!

The concert is on Sunday, February 12th, 7pm, in Lane Community College’s Ragozzino Hall, 4000 East 30th Avenue, Eugene. Tickets are $10, general admission, and are available online now at http://tinyurl.com/zwqtjlm. The theater is fully accessible and the concert will be ASL interpreted.


The Woman of Salt: A Project in Opera February 10, 2017 at 7:00pm

Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St

The Woman of Salt: A Project in Opera is series of interactive and informal concerts and performances in February and April created to enhance our understanding and appreciation of opera’s power. The project strives to honor and realize opera's potential for transformation through community engagement and participation in the operatic medium. The first evening on February 10th will feature music samples by three local opera composers: Daniel Daly, Jason Heald, and Anice Thigpen. Proceeds benefit The Woman of Salt project and Lane Arts Council's arts education programs. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: www.lanearts.org

Direct ticket link: http://lanearts.org/woman-salt-project-opera/


February 16 Public Meeting: Long Tom River Landowners – come review maps please!

The Long Tom Watershed Council (LTWC) is hosting the second project meeting on the Lower Long Tom Enhancement Project. We’ll present maps created by River Design Group that show where water is using its floodplain under a range of winter flow conditions. These maps and conversations with landowners will be used to help us all generate ideas for future habitat enhancement projects. We invite your participation at this meeting to learn more about the mapping process, tell us how these maps line up with water levels you observe on your property or elsewhere, and to generate and share ideas for better habitat along and around the Long Tom River. Free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be provided. Time & Location: Thursday, Feb. 16, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Monroe Community Library, 580 N. 5th St., Monroe. Join us beforehand from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. for casual conversation and an opportunity to meet our new Executive Director, Clinton Begley. For more info visit www.longtom.org.


SECOND THURSDAY Open Mic

Thursday FEBRUARY 9

Oran Mor Artisan Meads

305 Melrose Rd Roseburg, OR 97471 (across from Kruse Farms in “the garden shed”)

6 pm –8 pm

All ages welcome! Local Roseburg musician Joe Ross hosts a Second Thursday OPEN MIC at Oran Mor Artisan Meads. Singers, songwriters, musicians, poets, actors, stand-up comics are all invited to stop by and sign up after 5:30 pm to present their art or music at the meadery’s stage. We also need an encouraging audience there to cheer them on! Enjoy a variety of meads, beer, local wines, cider & live music. Mead flights $10 (8 samples): half flights $5 (4 samples). Snacks also available for purchase. Bring your own folding chair for extra comfort.

FOR MORE INFO: EMAIL info@oranmormead.com OR TEL. (928) 600-8138

http://www.oranmormead.com/

http://www.oranmormead.com/events.html

Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong Last of the Vaudeville Cowboys

Sutherlin Grange Hall 851 Comstock Rd, Suitherlin, OR

Fri, Feb 17 from 7 – 9 pm

Hey there cowpokes, caballeros, saddle pals & bronco riders! On FRIDAY, Feb 17, Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong will perform at Sutherlin Grange Hall, 851 Comstock Road, Sutherlin, OR 97479. Not a show to be missed! Door opens at 6 pm for a social hour before the 7 PM show. Tickets are $15 at the door (with kids 17 and under just $5). Advance tickets (available for $12) will be available at While Away Books in Roseburg after JAN 9th. All others will just be sold at the door after 6 PM on day of the show. Refreshments available.


On February 28th, the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council welcomes Erik Petersen, US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Operations Project Manager for Portland District’s Willamette Valley Project, to Cottage Grove for our February 2017 Science Pub presentation entitled The USACE Willamette Valley Project – An Overview. Each dam in the Willamette River basin contributes to a water resource management system that provides flood risk management, power generation, water quality improvement, irrigation, fish and wildlife habitat and recreation on the Willamette River and many its tributaries. Petersen will discuss the USACE dams operated in the Willamette River basin, especially focusing on the dams of the southern Willamette Valley, how the system is managed, address natural disaster related concerns, and explain how the USACE works with partner agencies and stakeholders to protect and revitalize waterways within the Willamette Valley.


Birding Blitz!, Monday, February 20th, 8:30am-3:00pm

Discover who's zipping, zooming, and looming in Alton Baker Park. Practice beak techniques, check out our talon collection, and make a tasty bird seed treat. Go on a bird watching walk in the park.

$40 members/$45 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/programs/no-school-day-programs.


Non-Traditional Approaches to Mental Health

Hear speakers and authors talk about the benefits of meditation, yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy, etc. on health and well-being

Wednesday February 22nd 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Lane Co. Behavioral Health Services, Rm. 198

2411 MLK Jr. blvd., Eugene

(541) 343- 7688


Emerald Valley Opry Powers Auditorium

Willamette High School

1801 Echo Hollow Rd. Eugene Or.

On our opry stage March 11th

Billy McCoy – Great Country

Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising-----bluegrass (full hour)

Tatiamo - Folk

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


The Lane County Master Gardener Association presents "Preparing Roses for Summer Bloom"

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

OSU Extension Service

996 Jefferson St., Eugene

(enter on 10th at the ramp)

Free, open to the public.

Dorothy Cruickshank, a long-time Master Gardener, will share tips for getting our roses into tiptop shape for a fantastic blooming season in what is sure to be an informative and entertaining presentation. Please join your fellow Master Gardeners, and invite your rose-loving friends to attend!

For more information call 541-344-5859 or go to Extension.oregonstate.edu/lane


PeaceHealth Stroke Support Group meets Feb. 15

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The Primary Stroke Center team at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend offers a free, self-led support group that meets the third Wednesday of each month. The group offers opportunities for stroke survivors and caregivers to share their stories.

The next meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the medical center, located at 3333 RiverBend Drive in Springfield. The group will meet in Room 22Y. No registration is required. First time attendees are invited to join the facilitated group meetings on the first Wednesday of each month before joining a self-led group. For information, call 541-222-5144.


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

February 21 | Audience Engagement in Today’s 24/7 Digital World

Presented by Janelle McCoy, Executive Director, Oregon Bach Festival

March 21 | Building Meaningful Donor Relationships

Presented by Jen Parker, Director of Development, Robert D. Clark Honors College & University Scholarships

April 17 | Proactive and Strategic Communications Planning

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


Don your finest intergalactic gear and come out to Gays in Space: The UO LGBTQA3 Annual Drag Show! Local superstars Facisha Farce and Karress Ann Slaughter will host this fabulous event with student and community performers.

The event will be hosted by the UO LGBTQA3 in the UO EMU Ballroom. Doors

open at 6:30PM on Saturday, February 18th.

Tickets are available at the UO Ticket Office

(http://tickets.uoregon.edu/lgbtqa3dragshow)

Price for admission is as follows: $5 for all UO Students, $7 for non-UO

Students, and $8 for all other Community Members.

Students: Remember to bring your student ID when picking up your tickets

at the UO Ticket Office or at the door.


The 36th Annual Truffle Shuffle, a run to support veteran assistance programs through St. Vincent de Paul. The Truffle Shuffle will be held at Alton Baker Park in Eugene on February 12th. The event includes a 700m Kids’ Dash kicking off at 12:45PM, the 2 mile run or walk at 1:15PM, and the 4 mile starting at 2:15PM. Veterans receive complimentary entry, registered participants may receive a Euphoria Chocolate truffle, and prizes will be drawn for registered participants! Register at www.eclecticedgeracing.com or by visiting The Eugene Running Company at Oakway Center.

Volunteer opportunities are available, contact Ashely Hensley at 541-743-7147 for inquiries.


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.


Florence Community PTA presents: Multicultural Celebration "Around the World in a Day"

Sat. February 25, 2017. 11 am to 2 pm

Siuslaw Middle School, Florence

On stage performances, food tastings, booths & displays


32nd Annual Oregon Asian Celebration

February 18 & 19, 2017

Lane Events Center Fairgrounds, Eugene, OR

EUGENE, OR – Tons of Fun is this year's theme for the Oregon Asian Celebration planned for February 18th & 19th at the Lane Events Center in Eugene. This colorful festival features an array of Asian cultural performances and dances, music, and fine art; demonstrations of Asian crafts, cooking, and martial arts; children and youth activities, a heritage exhibit, an Asian food court and marketplace, and more.

Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.


Sunday, Feb. 19th, 3 - 5 p.m. A meeting of 4 OR choirs singing for peace and social justice. Central Presbyterian Church 555 E. 15th. Contact person: Vicki nondi2011@gmail.com or 541 556-5612


NEHS Booster Club is hosting a Community Bingo Night. Booster raises money to support NEHS athletics. We will be giving away 2 prizes each game. 1 school aged prize and 1 adult prize, as we ll as 1 50/50 cash prize. We will aslo have multipul raffle baskets avaliable. Prizes have been donated by local business'. A PG movie will be avaliable for school aged children that are not intrested in playing Bingo. Our Concession stand will be open for snacks! Student athletes will be helping to make this event successful!

Place: North Eugene High School 200 Silver La. Eugene, or 97404

Date: 02/15/2017 at 6pm


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.


Rene` Nelson, CCIM, and recent author of a book entitled, "They're Gone, The

Survivor's Guide: Seven Steps to Protect Your Real Estate" will give a talk

about how to protect real estate and move toward a stable financial future.

This will be the program presentation on March 11, 2017 when the American

Association of University Women meets at Westminster Presbyterian Church,

777 Coburg Rd. in Eugene.

A social time begins at 9:30 am followed by the business meeting at 10:00 am

and the talk by Ms. Nelson at 10:30.

For further information call: Carol at 541-344-4267


Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, speaker, author, agent of change,

Wednesday, February 15, 7 PM:

Topic: “Gandhi and Nonviolence: Relevance for the 21st Century”

Arun will also sign books.

Wednesday Location: Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., Eugene 97405;

the Wed. evening event is a fund-raiser for Tsunami.

Arun will also speak Thursday, February 16, 7-9PM at

Lane Community College Center for Meeting and Learning, 4000 E. 30th Ave. Eugene.

The LCC talk is free and open to the public.

































































































































































































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