Lane County Community Events
Springfield Public Library Events
- Teen program: Learn to Draw Steampunk Art: Every Tuesday, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, FREE , intended for teens. Hang out, enjoy a snack, learn new skills, and have fun. (Meeting Room)
Springfield Public Library, 225 Fifth Street, Springfield
Eugene Public Library Events
- Family Music Time: FREE every Saturday at 10:15 AM
- Dog Tale Time: FREE every Saturday, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, intended children from kindergarten to sixth grade to build skills by reading to trained dogs in fun, short one-on-one sessions. Dogs and handlers come courtesy of PAAWS (Project Canine and Pet Partner teams). Pre-register starting one week in advance.
- Family Fun!: FREE every Sunday at 2:30 PM
Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive, Eugene
Hult Center Shows
On Sale Now!
- Damsels, Divas & Dames | March 25
- Chefs' Night Out | April 4
- Soromundi Sings Broadway | May 20
Hult Center for the Performing Arts, One Eugene Center (7th Avenue at Willamette Street), Eugene
Lane Events Center March Events
Lane Events Center At the Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave., Eugene
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art: Winter Events 2017
- Free First Friday: April 7. Enjoy the JSMA with free admission the first Friday of every month.
- First Saturday Public Tour: April 1. Enjoy a 45-minute tour of highlights from the museum’s’ collection and current exhibitions with a docent. Free admission.
- April 12, 5:30 PM: Kent Rush: Artist’s Talk
- April 12, 7:00 PM: Schnitzer Cinema, Same Streets, Different Worlds featuring a Skype Q&A with Jem Cohen
- April 15, 11:00 AM - noon: Reception: NewArt Northwest Kids
- April 15, noon - 3:00 PM: Family Day: Landscapes, Seascapes and Vistas. NANW Kids Reception 11-12. Spend this free family day with art activities, museum tours, and performances.
- May 3, 5:30 PM: Curator’s Talk: Mark Tobey and the Calligraphic Line
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art,1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene
OSU Extension Service Sponsors Pruning Classes in Lane County
March 2017 classes are as follows:
Pre-Registration is requested for all pruning sessions. Classes will be held rain or shine.
For more information or to register for a pruning class call the number noted for the specific class, or for all other classes call the OSU Extension Service – Lane County office at 541-344-5859.
A $10 donation per person is recommended for classes and will be collected at class site.
Forth Tuesday of Each Month
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The event is free to the public and all ages are welcome. $5 Suggested Donation
On March 28th, the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council welcomes Alison Center, North American Butterfly Association Oregon Chapter President, for our March 2017 Science Pub presentation entitled Butterflies In and Around the Watershed. From Spencer Butte to Fairview Peak, from Mt. Pisgah to Dorena Reservoir, our watershed covers many different habitat types. What butterflies can you find in each of them? How can you see and attract butterflies where you live in the watershed? Come to the March Science Pub and find out! With spring on the horizon, this is a great opportunity to learn about these incredible creatures. Alison Center previously worked as a biologist for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U. S. Forest Service (USFS) and volunteers on the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Councilâ€™s (CFWWC) Technical Team. Alison, a Cottage Grove local, is passionate about engaging citizen scientists in data collection and applies her knowledge and experience from her work with BLM and USFS in leading the annual Bald Eagle Count and other efforts. She is presently working as the editorial assistant for BioProcess International magazine and is the president of the Oregon Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) based in Eugene.
The Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council hosts a free monthly public meeting series called the Coast Fork Science Pub. 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.
657 E. Main Street, Cottage Grove
Lane County 4-H Host’s Free Winter Workshop Series for Youth
Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
All workshops are held at the OSU Lane County Extension office in Eugene.
The full schedule follows:
- March 11: Prepare your Spring Garden!
- March 25: Food Preservation: Learn How to Make Jam!
- April 8: Experience Fine Arts like Never Before!
Each workshop has a maximum capacity of 20 students, so RSVP today to reserve your spot by contacting Emily McDonald-Williams, (541) 344-5043, Emily.firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Microphone Musical Benefit for Habitat For Humanity
2nd Tuesday of each Month
Free (donations encouraged and gratefully accepted).
This monthly event is a benefit for the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. 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.
Axe & Fiddle Music Pub, 657 East Main Street, Cottage Grove
Yourth Art Works: Free Art Clas for Kids Ages 6-12
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Different activity each week.
Emerald Art Center, 500 Main Street, Springfield
Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War II
Now until May 6, 2017
Adults $5, Seniors $3, Youth $1, 14 and under FREE
Uprooted visually documents the first of the Japanese-American farm labor camps with photos taken in July 1942 in Oregon and Idaho. This exhibit tells the rarely told story of the 33,000 Japanese Americans from the high security WWII assembly centers and concentration camps who volunteered to harvest sugar beets for the war effort.
740 W 13th Street, Eugene
Facebook: Lane County Historical Museum
First Day of Springfield
All Day, Free & Family Friendly
Downtown Springfield merchants are donating a percentage of the day’s receipts to Downtown Languages, a Springfield-based 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to increasing opportunities for immigrants and building respect and understanding across cultures.
The community is invited to drop by local participating businesses all day long to receive a stamp on a card. Each stamped card will be entered into the evening's raffle. Prizes include an assortment of goodies from all your favorite downtown Springfield businesses. Participating merchants include Transitions Garden, Plank Town Brewing Company, Roman Studios, Pig & Turnip, La Granada, Claim 52 Abbey, and many more.
NEDCO’s Sprout Regional Food Hub and Friday night market vendors will be open for business between 5:00 and 9:00 P.M. Sprout is located at 418 A Street in Springfield. Claim 52 Brewing will host Trivia beginning at 7:00 P.M. in the Market Hall. Raffle drawings for prizes will be at 9:00 P.M.
Friends with Heart: 8th Annual Spring Art Show and Benefit
March 24 & 25
- Friday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Saturday 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friends with Heart is a group of local artists that provide a benefit show for a local cause. This years benefit is for the Community Veterinary Center . The art includes wood working, textiles, clay, jewelry, photography and more!!
The Vets Club, 1626 Willamette St., Eugene
Pin-Ups on Tour
Doors @ 5pm | Show @ 6pm
- Veterans Attend Free *While tickets last
- General Admission $20 online/$25 at the door
- Reserved Seating $35 - $50
The group works to recreate the bawdy fun of vaudevillian theaters so popular across America during and post-WWII.
Veterans & active duty service members always attend for free as the group’s way of saying ""thank you for your service"". And the best part? As part of their mission to make veterans smile, these performers bring a family-friendly version of our show & gifts to hospitalized veterans across America who aren't able to make it out to our events.
From the moment guests enter the event, they will be treated to something special. Pin-Ups on Tour’s goal is to recreate the magic of the Hollywood Canteen that operated during the 1940’s as a club offering dancing, drinks and entertainment for servicemen, usually on their way overseas. The evening will feature dancing showgirls, Comedy, Variety Acts, Soulful Lounge singers, vintage tray girls and more than a few surprises! With entertainment & atmosphere around every turn, guests will feel like they stepped into another era.
Vintage Attire Encouraged.
Eugene Elks Lodge #357, 2470 W 11th Ave, Eugene
Spring Break Barista Camp
March 27, 28, & 29
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Do you know someone 15-25 ish who might be interested in spending part of their spring break learning to be a barista? This camp might just be the thing they are looking for.
Learn vocational skills that transfer to most any job such as:
- customer service
- cash management
- order taking
- working as a team
- job interviewing as well as learning all of the basics to being a barista.
Each student receives a certificate of completion from Eugene Barista School.
We do have a few partial fee waivers available for students who are in need.
Eugene Baristas School, Eugene
Eugene Garden Club Plant "Nerd" Night
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Four nurseries will bring great plants to sell and give talk on making gardens great.
- McKenzie River Nursery
- Territorial Seed Company
- Shonnard's Nursery, Corvallis
- Johnson Brothers Garden Market
1645 High Street, Eugene
Autosomal DNA Seminar
9:30 PM - 3:30 PM
See website for fee. oregongs.org
- Testing for All Genealogical Lines: Autosomal DNA testing is the most complex to analyze, but it is often the most useful because we inherit autosomal DNA from all our ancestral lines. This session will instruct on understanding and analyzing results as well as strategies for test subject recruitment
- Working the Results: Many tools for analyzing autosomal DNA have become available. This session will instruct on how these tools can advance the identification of common ancestors. However, genuine success in DNA testing requires correlation of the test results with quality genealogical scholarship. Ex-amples will be presented.
- GEDmatch: An Invaluable Tool for Autosomal DNA Analysis: All three DNA testing companies have some limitations. GEDmatch provides a means to compare DNA with testers from other companies. Not only does it enlarge the testing pool for comparison, it allows in-depth analysis of matching DNA segments to further possibil-ities for confirming or identifying unknown ancestors.
- Essential Research: Collateral lines are those people who descend from the same people you do, but are not your ancestors. They are your ancestors' siblings and their descendants. This presentation will provide examples of how researching collateral lines solved research problems and will inspire you to do the same.
Wesley united Methodist Church, Eugene
Doors Open at 6:00 PM Start Time at 7:00 PM
$15 in advance
What was life like along the McKenzie River in generations past? Join the McKenzie River Trust for the 6th annual celebration of the history of the McKenzie with storytellin, rare historic photos, artifacts, and more. Sponsored by EWEB, HEXION, and Mountain Rose Herbs.
Venue 252, 252 Lawrence Street, Eugene
Father Daughter Dance
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
- $35 per couple in advance or $40 at the door
- $5 additional daughter
Tickets include: food, crafts, a framed photo and a Cinderella Horse and Carriage Ride
Eastside Baptist Church, Springfield
Not Your Parents' Library
- Social Time: 9:30 AM
- Business Meeting: 10:00 AM
All are welcome to this free event.
How are public libraries faring, in today's electronic environment? What can we expect from our public libraries, now and in the future? Hear from Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, and Rob Everett, Director of Springfield Public Library, about what they are doing to serve their communities in nontraditional ways.
American Association of University Women, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 777 Coburg Road, Eugene
Emerald Valley Opry
- Doors Open: 5:00 PM
- Houseband: 5:15 PM
- Concert: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Adults $8- Seniors 55+ $5 -7 thur16 $3 under 7 free
- "The Trammels --Country Gospel
- New Folksters -- Folk Music –
- Homemade Jam-- Bluegrass and Folk
- Dusty Herd ---Classic Country
- WILDFLOWERS---- Bluegrass
Money raised goes to the Bethel School district for the music programs.
Willamette High School, Powers Auditorium, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd., Eugene
Eugene Saturday Market
Every Saturday April 1 - November 11
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Eugene's weekly arts, food and music festival. Over 200 artisans sell their handcrafted goods, fifteen food booths serve up an international array of foods, and the stage features six different live music acts each day.
In operation since 1970, the Market is the oldest weekly open-air crafts festival in the U.S.
126 E 8th, Eugene
Plant Sale by Lane County Master Gardener Association
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
It's time for the annual Spring Plant Sale and Garden Fair, presented by the Lane County Master Gardeners Association. This year we bring together a HUGE selection of plants, trees, shrubs and berries, Master Gardener creations, the garden journal, the new MG Cookbook and a used book sale, along with artists and other vendors specializing in the best for your garden. Check out the informative booths staffed by local organizations, 4-H, Master Food Preservers and Master Recyclers.
Ask an Oregon State University Master Gardener to answer your gardening questions. Bring the kids by the ""Kid Zone"" to learn about Square foot gardening and fun garden crafts. Talk worms with the Compost Specialists and then take a break with a cup of coffee and something sweet.
We will have a large Silent Auction from 9 a.m. - noon, a Bucket Raffle, a Free Plant Check to hold your purchases while you shop the vendors.
Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave., Eugene
The Big O Roller Derby Tournament
May 5 - 7
- Daily and Weekend Tickets $15 - $60 available at Brown Paper Tickets
- $15 get you in the door after 5 PM
- Day passes are $25 or come for the whole weekend for $60
Nine countries, thirty-five teams, hundreds of bodies, three days, three tracks, and eight wheels: The sixth-annual Big O Roller Berby Tournament has grown to become the premiere early-season tournament for men’s and women’s flat track roller derby teams from around the globe.
Full line up of teams is available at: http://ecrg.com/bigo/2017teams/
The event will have a full house of local and national vendors, as well as local food and beer for the attendees
Volunteers are still needed. No experience is necessary and volunteers receive on-day entry for each 3-hour shift worked. If you would like to assist, visit http://ecrg.com/bigo or contact email@example.com.
Lane Events Center, Eugene
Inspirational Singer/Songwriter: Laura Berman
$15 Suggested Love Offering
Center for Spiritual Living Eugene, 390 Vernal St., Eugene
110th Rhododendron Festival
May 19 - 21
Davis Shows Northwest returns to bring big time thrills with their amazing carnival rides, food booths, and games for the entire family. Presale of discounted carnival tickets begins April 3. Advance purchases save buyers $6 on Wednesday and Thursday admission, and $7 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday admission. Presales continue through noon on Wednesday, May 17, when the carnival opens; however, the supply of advance tickets is limited and can run out early. New this year is the availability to purchase tickets online at FlorenceChamber.com. Each day’s tickets are redeemed at the carnival for an admission bracelet for that day.
Applications for youth (ages 9-17) who wish to volunteer as banner carriers in the Grand Floral Parade are also available at the Florence Visitors Center, 290 Highway 101. Youth volunteers receive a day pass for the carnival.
Festival pins are currently on sale. Funds raised from the $3 purchase go to scholarships for the boys and girls selected for the Rhododendron Court. The crowning of Queen Rhododendra and the King of the Coast takes place on Thursday, May 18, at 6:00 p.m. at the Florence Events Center.
VET'S CLUB 5 STAR HOLIDAY SALE
November 25 & 26
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Pottery, baskets, lotions and soaps, garden art, specialty foods, jewelry and more!
1626 Wllamette St., Eugene
To reach our Community Calendar Coordinator, please email: LaneDouglasCoosCommunity@sbgtv.com