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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.

12th Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show

Jan 20-22, 2017

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

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

January 29, 2017

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

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

Open Microphone Musical Benefit for Habitat For Humanity (119th consecutive month)

Tuesday, January 10, 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.

Beginning December 1st tickets go on sale for the 6th annual "Florence Crab Crack" which will take place at the Florence Events Center on Saturday, February 4th 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.

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.


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

"Join us for a Midwinter's Madrigal Dinner on Friday, January 13, 2017, a grand Renaissance-themed dinner theatre. Enjoy comedic skits, choir concert, and a four-course meal, all for the price of entry. It will the held in the auditorium at Christ's Center, 530 W. 7th Ave.,Junction City. The evening's event will be performed by the Middle School and High School Students of Navigator's Homeschool Group. Tickets are $15/each for adult and children 10+, $7.50 each for children 3-9 years old, and Children aged 2 and under are Free. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door on the night of the performance (availability is not guaranteed). Purchase your tickets ahead of time for best seating. Email us at or visit our webiste at"

Cottage Theatre’s 2017 Calendar of Events

1).Peter and the Starcatcher

February 3, 4, 5*, 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

Email Contact:

Phone: 541-942-8001


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

Email Contact:

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.

Email Contact:

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.

Email Contact:

Phone: 541-942-8001

5).Jekyll & Hyde

October 6, 7, 8*, 12, 13, 14, 15*, 19, 20, 21, 22*, 26, 27, 28, 29*

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

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances start at 8pm

Sunday matinees start at 2:30pm

Jekyll & Hyde, a thrilling pop rock musical based on the classic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson, explores that fine line between good and evil existing in us all.

Email Contact:

Phone: 541-942-8001

The Acappella Group Divisi stemming from The University of Oregon, are holding their 2nd annual Winter Gala. It will include performances by Divisi, YouTube sensation Evynne Hollens and Oregon Children's Choir all female group Synergy.

Tickets are on sale on Divisi Facebook page

The Shedd Tickets:

Teen Harry Potter Yule Ball

Friday, January 27th, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Springfield Public Library, 225 5th St. Springfield, OR 97477


Springfield Public Library invites magical teens, muggles, and no-maj to don their finest garb and dance the night away. There will be music, fantastic beasts, activities, a photo booth, prizes and treats. This event is for teens and is totally free. For more information contact the library at 541-726-3766 or see our website at

If you would like to find out more about what will be happening at the

former site of Civic Stadium, come to the American Association of University

Women meeting on January 14. Bev Smith, who is the Executive Director of

KIDSPORTS will be speaking about what we can expect to see there. Her talk

will be at 10:30 after the 10:00 business meeting. A social hour begins at

9:30 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 777 Coburg Rd. in Eugene. Please

enter the parking area off of Harlow Rd. This event is free and open to the

public. For more information, please contact Carol at 541-344-4267.

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art


Free First Friday

February 3, March 3, April 7

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

First Saturday Pubic Tour

February 4, 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.


The Gallery–Artist Relationship: A Conversation between Catharine Clark and Sandow Birk Moderated by Jill Hartz, JSMA executive director and exhibition curator

Thursday, January 19, noon

Opening Reception

Sandow Birk American Qur’an

Friday, January 20

Public: 6 – 8 p.m.

Gallery Tour with Sandow Birk

Saturday, January 21, 1 p.m.

Whose Qur’an?

Saturday, January 21, 2 p.m. Panel Discussion with Sandow Birk; Rick Colby, Associate Professor, Religious Studies; UO student Awab A Al-rawe; and moderator Angela Joya, Assistant Professor, International Studies

Involuntary Movements

Wednesday, February 1, 12 p.m.

By Darion Smith, Artistic Director, Resident Choreographer, and co-founder of Janusphere Dance Company (JDC)

10 minute performance, shown twice with 15 minute pause between showings.

Smith's Involuntary Movements explores the physical and emotional reactions of racism and injustice towards the African American population through his own experiences. Smith uses sound and prop to evoke a palpable experience for onlookers.

The local WHAT A JOKE event is being organized by Leigh Anne Jasheway and will be held at Sam Bond's Garage on January 21 from 5-7 p.m. This stand-up and improv show will feature political comedy from Eugene's favorite comedians. Admission is free, but attendees will be ask for a donation for the ACLU.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call 541-688-1674.

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.


· February 7th

· 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


Contact: Lindsay Marcum,

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

Workshops offered by Lisa & Aryeh

Jan 14 2017 Joyce Putnam Emerald Valley Opry

Lisa Lynne

Beginning Harp for newbies (with harps provided)

Music for Therapeutic settings

Playing by ear and composing

Getting your music out into the world

Aryeh Frankfurter

Swedish music for the Celtic harp

Swedish and Norwegian music for all instruments

Arranging Traditional music on the harp

Recording your music The art of street performing

"Extending the Gardening Season" Darren Morgan from Shonnard's Nursery, Corvallis will show us various techniques for extending the gardening season. Darren is a lifelong resident of the Willamette Valley and has worked in the nursery industry for over a 25 years.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

7 - 8:30 pm.~ OSU Extension Office

996 Jefferson Street, Eugene

(Enter on West 10th Avenue at the ramp)

This event is part of our monthly Lane County Master Gardener seminars at the Lane County OSU Extension Service, which are free and open to the public.

Contact: 541-344-5859

Facebook event link:

Lane County’s Greatest Natural Disasters Coast Fork Science Pub

Tuesday January 24th 5-7:00pm at Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main Street, Cottage Grove

On January 24th, the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council welcomes William L. Sullivan, author of “Oregon’s Greatest Natural Disasters,” to Cottage Grove for our January 2017 Science Pub presentation entitled Lane County’s Greatest Natural Disasters. Sullivan will present an illustrated lecture about the floods, earthquakes, forest fires, eruptions and tsunamis that have hit Oregon during the past 13,000 years of human settlement. Although these disasters occur at irregular intervals, Sullivan shows that they are in fact part of natural cycles. While it is not possible to predict these catastrophic events precisely, we can prepare for their impact. Are we ready for the giant earthquake and tsunami that is coming to Western Oregon? And how will global warming change the natural cycles behind Oregon’s forest fires and floods?

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:

Patricia Hillyer of Your Style Connection Title: “The Art of Decluttering”

When: Tuesday, January 24, 2017; 7:00 p.m.

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

Join Patricia Hillyer of Your Style Connection for an inspirational and eye-opening seminar on closet and home organization.

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

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!

Blues to Cure the Blues, A WellMama Fundraiser. Jan 27, 2017 at 7pm-10pm

Cost: $60, includes food, entertainment, and open bar (beer, wine, nonalcoholic drinks)

Location: Ninkasi Admin Building, 155 Blair Blvd., Eugene, OR

Description: Join us for a night of live country blues music, great food, and tasty Ninkasi beverages as we support our local nonprofit, WellMama. A silent auction will feature local products, artists, and adventures. Music featuring local artists, Breaker's Yard and delicious local BBQ dinner will be provided by Bill & Tim's Barbecue!

Proceeds go to benefit the new mothers and families served by WellMama. For pregnant and postpartum women who are struggling emotionally, WellMama provides no-cost peer support services and is dedicated to educating the professional community on the prevention and treatment of perinatal mood disorders throughout Lane County.

Annual Model Railroad Show at Valley River Center


Visit us to see operating model railroad displays throughout the mall!

The trains will be operational during normal mall hours in the following areas:

• H Scale in Center Court

• Thomas the Train near Center Court

• O Gauge in front of H&M

• N Scale near the Duck Store

• G Scale in front of Rue 21

• Operation Life Saver, between Hot Topic and Torrid (Railroad Crossing Safety Exhibit)

Presented by local clubs: Willamette Cascade Model Railroad Club and Oregon O’Gaugers

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


Phone contact: 541-990-7501

Email contact:

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.

Youth Art Works Free Art Class for Kids Ages 6-12. Saturdays 1-3PM at Emerald Art Center.

1/21- Donna Sterns-Wish Boxes-We will create paper boxes for 2017, by bringing together 2 art forms: Calligraphy (which means "beautiful writing") and Origami (which translates as "folded paper"). Students may use their completed box to add pieces of paper upon which they write good things that happened to them, and add regularly through the year. We will add the first one at the end of our time together.

Call 541-726-8595 to reserve your space.

Emerald Art Center 500 Main Street, Springfield, OR 97477

Falcons on the Ridge at Silvan Ridge Winery. An Elmira High School Grad Night Fundraiser

Saturday, January 28th at 6pm. Join us for a memorable evening at Silvan Ridge Winery. Dine on a selection of Pastas and award-winning wines. Entertainment includes both silent and oral auctions and music by Jennifer Sennett. Help make Grad Night a Safe, Sober and Fun celebration for this years senior class. $25 per person. Tickets are availablefrom EHS Cashier, Cup of Joe, Tammy Linn and Debbie Harrison. Please have exact cash or make checks payable to Elmira Grad Night.

Other Ticket Options $150 Reserve a table and receice 8 tickets. $250 Sponsor a table and receive a specially reserved table marked with your company's name. Includes 8 tickets, a bottle of wine served table-side and a special recognition at year's end for all of our Grad Night supporters and donors.

There will be a Town Hall Meeting at the Leaburg Fire & Rescue Training Center (Mile Post 20, McKenzie Hwy) at 6:00p.m. on Monday, January 23rd, to discuss the impacts of New Floodplain Rules upon area residents and businesses. Presentations by representatives from Federal, State and County government will be followed by a Question/Answer session. Refreshments will be served. Carpooling advised. For more information go to:

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 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.

PeaceHealth dietitian hosts cooking demos for community

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Registered dietitian Cecelia Jacobson will lead two cooking demos at the PeaceHealth Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute demo kitchen located at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, 3333 Riverbend Drive. The classes are at 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. Each demonstration will last an hour, with attendees cooking traditional Chinese New Year specialties.

Preregistration and payment of $10 is required. Class size is limited to 15.

For more information or to reserve your spot, please call 541-222-1895.

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth was founded in 1890 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Based in Vancouver, Wash., PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit, mission-based Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend is one of Oregon's busiest hospitals located in Springfield, Ore., 110 miles south of Portland. This 347-bed facility is one of the largest hospitals between Portland and San Francisco, serving as a Level II Trauma Center for an eight-county region. Key services for the not-for-profit hospital include cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, oncology, orthopedics, neonatal intensive care, neurosurgery and other specialized surgical services. Visit us online at

PeaceHealth Hospice seeking volunteers

EUGENE, Ore. – PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Hospice is seeking caring men and women who are interested in assisting terminally ill patients and their families in home or care facilities. Individuals who would like to volunteer with families in the Hospice Bereavement program, or with patients in the Palliative Care program who are living with a serious illness are also needed.

An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hospice office at 677 E. 12th Ave. in Eugene. Training for patient care volunteers is scheduled for the last two weeks of April and first week of May.

For information or to register for the meeting (with no obligation), contact Victoria Spear at 541-242-8755.

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth was founded in 1890 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Based in Vancouver, Wash., PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit, mission-based Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. PeaceHealth Oregon is comprised of four hospitals, six clinics and several laboratory locations that it serves with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship. Visit us online at