Lane County Community Events
Springfield Public Library Events
Teen program - Learn to Draw Steampunk Art
Every Tuesday | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | FREE | For teens
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 | Children from kindergarten to sixth grade to build skills by reading to trained dogs. 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
Intro to the Internet: FREE | April 29 | 10:00 AM | Keyboard and mouse skills required.
Small Business Clinic: Ask the Experts: FREE | Pre-register in advance for individual appointments on May 4 and May 18 between 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Running a small business? Or thinking of starting one? Get one-on-one advice and mentoring from the experts.
May the Fourth Be With You: FREE | May 4 | 6:00 PM | Family activities will include space-themed stories and hands-on arts. Plus, pose for green screen photos with Star Wars backgrounds and live costumed characters.
Passion Meets Profit: FREE | May 4 | 6:00 PM | . Participants will learn how create a business that reflects their key interests and values in order to more fully serve their market. Learn how to identify potential clients in ways competitors may not have considered; use social media to establish a position as the go-to expert; and more.
First Friday Concert: Delgani String Quartet: FREE | May 5 | 6:00 PM | Travel through time with this delightful tasting tour of 300 years of classical music.
Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive, Eugene
541-682-8316 | www.eugene-or.gov/library
Hult Center Shows
- Treasure Island | April 28
- Follies Frolic for Kids | April 29
- Vicious So Delicious! | April 29
- Tin Pan Alley Follies | April 29
- Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella | May 2 & 3
- Alpine Symphony | May 11
- Aladdin: The Ballet | May 12, 13 & 14
- W. Kamau Bell | May 19
- Soromundi Sings Broadway | May 20
- The Enchanted Garden | June 4
- David Blaine | June 6
- Road Trip | June 11
- Joe Bonamassa | October 16
Hult Center for the Performing Arts, One Eugene Center, Eugene
541-682-5000 | hultcenter.org
Lane Events Center Events
- Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market: April 29 | 8 AM - 4 PM | www.piccadillyflea.com
- Master Gardener Plant Sale: April 29 | 9 AM - 3 PM | FREE extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens
- Emerald City Roller Girls Big O Tournament: May 5 - 7 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.bigotournament.com
- Women's Symposium: May 6 | 10 AM - 4 PM |$15 per person/ lunch | 541-747-6828 or 541-543-5791
- Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market: May 7 & 21 | 8 AM - 4 PM | www.piccadillyflea.com
- Midtown Throwdown 11: May 20 | Hours: 6 PM - 10 PM | Tickets: $30-$60 | www.midtownthrowdown.com
- Afghan Hound Club of America: May 26 - 28 | Live Stock Area | www.afghanhoundcluofamerica.org
- Kendall Auto Group's Face Off at the Fairgrounds: May 26-29 | FREE | www.kendallauto.com
- Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market: June 4 | 8 AM - 4 PM | www.piccadillyflea.com
- Eugene Food Truck Fest: June 17 | Main Parking Lot
- Emerald Dog Obedience Club: June 17 & 18 | emeralddogobedience.com
- Gem Faire: June 30 - July 2 | Performance Hall | 503-252-8300 | www.gemfaire.com
- Lane County Fair: July 19 - 23 | 541-682-4292 | www.atthefair.com
- Donkey Basketball/Shriners Fundraiser: August 13 | 503-371-7361 |
- Gun Show: September 9 & 10 | Auditorium | www.collectorswest.com
- Big Tree Beer and Cider Festival: September 16 & 17 | www.bigtreebeerfest.com
- Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market: September 17 | 8 AM - 4 PM | www.piccadillyflea.com
- Free Community Dental Clinic: October 15 - 16 | email@example.com
- Clay Fest: October 6 - 8 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.clayfest.org
- 35th Annual Lane County Home Improvement Show: October 6 - 8 | www.EugeneHomeShow.com | Facebook
- Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market: October 8 | 8 AM - 4 PM | www.piccadillyflea.com
- Lane County Stand Down: October 13 | email@example.com
- Eugene Chamber Business to Business Expo: October 19 | www.eugenebusinessexpo.com
- Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market: October 22 | 8 AM - 4 PM | www.piccadillyflea.com
- Gun Show: October 28 & 29 | Auditorium | www.collectorswest.com
- Gem Faire: November 3 - 5 | Performance Hall | 503-252-8300 | www.gemfaire.com
- Holiday Food & Gift Festival: November 3 - 5 | www.hfgf.com
- Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market: November 5 | 8 AM - 4 PM | www.piccadillyflea.com
- Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market: November 19 | 8 AM - 4 PM | www.piccadillyflea.com
- Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market: December 3 | 8 AM - 4 PM | www.piccadillyflea.com
- Oregon Knife Collectors Holiday Show: December 9 | www.oregonknifeclub.org
- Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market: December 17 | 8 AM - 4 PM | www.piccadillyflea.com
- 13th Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show: January 19 - 21, 2018 | www.eugenehomeshow.com | Facebook
- 39th Lane County Home & Garden Show: March 8 - 11, 2018 | www.eugenehomeshow.com | Facebook
Lane Events Center at the Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave., Eugene
541-682-7395 | www.LaneEventsCenter.org
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art: 2017
- First Saturday Public Tour: 45-minute tour | Free
- Free First Friday: Enjoy the JSMA the first Friday of every month. | Free
- May 3 | 5:30 PM: Curator’s Talk: Mark Tobey and the Calligraphic Line
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art,1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene
541-346-3027 | jsma.uoregon.edu
OSU Extension Service Sponsors Pruning Classes in Lane County
See website for classes.
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.
A $10 donation per person is recommended for classes and will be collected at class site.
541-344-5859 | extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org | 541-767-9717
Open Microphone Musical Benefit for Habitat For Humanity
2nd Tuesday of each Month | 6:30 PM
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
Youth Art Works: Free Art Class for Kids Ages 6-12
Every Saturday | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St., Springfield
Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War II
Now until May 6 | Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Admission: 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
email@example.com | 541-682-4242
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
firstname.lastname@example.org | 541-686-8885 | www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org
Pints & Dreams: A Fundraiser for Oregon Supported Living Program
April 27 | 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Free
Pints & Dreams is a one-day fundraiser for Oregon Supported Living Program's One Dream at a Time Fund. Live music will be presented by local ukulele troupe TRUE (The Ridgeline Ukulele Experience) from 6-7 PM and $1.00 from every pint sold will go towards the Fund. Minors are welcome until 9pm. The One Dream at a Time Fund helps fulfill the dreams of adults with developmental disabilities by paying for the additional supports and staff that these individuals may need in order to participate in life-enriching experiences. In the last four years, One Dream at a Time has funded over 30 trips, including a European cruise, trips for individuals to visit family, participating in the Special Olympics, NASCAR race, Disneyland, and a Green Bay Packers game”in Green Bay, WI.
Sam Bond's Brewing Co at The Foundry, 540 E 8th Ave., Eugene
Well Mama: Perinatal Mental Health Summit
April 27 & 28
Training Fee: $150
April 27 | 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM: Hospital-based registered nurse curriculum including perinatal mood disorder prevention, treatment, recognition, communication skills in crisis, cultural differences in birth/minorities and mental health, and local resources.
April 27 | 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM: Provider (physican, doctor, NP, PA) on perinatal mood disorders 201, an update on medication safety and lactation pregnancy, communication skills during crisis and difficult birth experiences, cultural differences in birth/minorities and mental health, and local resources.
April 28 | 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM: A training where all are welcome: social workers, nurses, doctors' office workers, public health workers, home visitors, therapists, doulas, midwives, and anyone seeking a greater knowledge of perinatal mood disorders. This will be a comprehensive training with a full range of topics.
The trainings include a light breakfast, and either lunch or dinner depending upon the time. Scholarships are available through the website.
Thursday day and Friday day sessions will be held at: 1685 W 13th Ave and Chambers St., Eugene
The Friday evening session will be held at: Riverbend Annex, Rainier Room, 123 International Way, Springfield
email@example.com | www.wellmamaoregon.com
Variety Show Fundraiser
April 28 | 5:30 PM
$5 Suggested Donation | High School Students FREE | NO one turned away for lack of funds.
Network Charter School's National Parks Class is raising money for their trips to Yellowstone National Park and the John Day Fossil Bed National Monument.
Tsunami Books is a local independent bookstore in the South Eugene area. For more than 22 years they have enriched our community hosting book readings, poetry slams, concerts, workshops, and more.
Twenty local dancers, comedians and clowns are donating their time to support these students and this beloved local institution. There will be performances by students as well.
Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., Eugene
Rose Children's Theatre: Guys and Dolls
- April 28 & 29 | 7:00 PM
- April 30 | 2:00 PM
- May 6 | 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
- May 7 | 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Tickets: Adults $12 | Students $9
Guys and Dolls tells and exciting story of the 1920's New York underworld through compelling dialogue, dance number, and fourteen original musical numbers.
The local production features local actors ages 7 to 17 under the direction of Scott Frazier-Maskiell and Lyn Burg. Rose Children's Theatre is a nonprofit charitable organization.
Wildish Theatre, 630 Main St., Springfield
548-215-0220 | therct.com
April 28 - May 13
- Friday, April 28, 2017 - 8:00 PM
- Saturday,April 29, 2017 - 8:00 PM
- Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 8:00 PM
- Friday, May 5, 2017 - 8:00 PM
- Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 8:00 PM
- Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 2:00 PM
- Friday, May 12, 2017 - 8:00 PM
- Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 8:00 PM
$10 Adult | $8 Seniors 65+/UO Faculty/Staff/Non-UO Students | Free for UO Students
Rosey Snow is trapped in a fairy tale world that is by turns funny and a little frightening, with her stepsisters Goneril and Regan, her demented stepmother, her lecherous father, a bewildered Prince, a fairy godmother who sings salty old sailor songs, a troll and a possibly homicidal village idiot. This play investigates the archetypal origins of the worldâ€™s most popular fairy tale, contrasting the familiar and charming Perrault version with the darker, more ancient and disturbing tale recorded by the brothers Grimm. Grotesque farce and romantic fantasy blend in a fairy tale for adults. Intended for audiences 13+
Robinson Theatre, Eugene
firstname.lastname@example.org | 541-346-4363 | Facebook: uouniversitytheatre
Plant Sale by Lane County Master Gardener Association
April 29 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM | FREE
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
LCMGAplantsale@gmail.com | 541-344-5859 | extension.oregonstate.eldu/lane/gardens
WOW Newts! Nature Quest
April 29 | 10:00 AM - Noon
Members FREE | Non-members $5/family. Pre-register by phone or online.
Enjoy a newt quest in Tugman Park! Learn about these cool critters from naturalist Tom Titus as we explore the wild side of this south Eugene park. Event co-sponsored by the Eugene's Southeast Neighbors. Meet at the Tugman Park picnic shelter.
Tugman Park, 3666 Hilyard Street, Eugene
email@example.com | 541-687-9699 ext. 2 | nearbynature.org
UO Football Spring Game
April 29 | 11:00 AM
Come to the UO Football Spring Game. The Oregon Ducks will face each other in this annual spring scrimmage at Autzen Stadium. This will be the first spring game for Willie Taggart. Go Ducks!
Autzen Stadium, 2727 Leo Harris Pkwy., Eugene
Cottage Grove Speedway is Celebrating The Class of 2017 with Grad Night at the races!!
Times: Pit Gate – 2 PM | Front Gate – 4 PM | Hot Laps – 5:30 PM | Qualifying – 6 PM | Racing – 6:30 PM
Adult – $13
Seniors 62+, Military – $10.00
Youth (6-12) – $ 5.00
5 & Under – FREE
Family Pass (2Adults & 4 Youth (6-12)) – $30.00
Pit Pass – $30.00
Cottage Grove Speedway would like to congratulate all high school seniors by giving them all FREE general admission to the April 29th races!!
Grad night will have a very full night of action with 5 classes on the schedule, Todd’s Auto Body Sprints, Mohawk Metal IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sportmods, Street Stocks, and Quality RV Hornets will all be here to give the class of 2017 and the rest of you great fans a night of exciting entertainment like you won’t see anywhere else!
The IMCA Sportmods and Quality RV Hornets have only been able to see the dirt once this season and the Todd’s Auto Body Sprints, Mohawk Metal IMCA Modifieds, and Street Stocks will be here for the first time this year, with all the cancelations so far you can bet that these talented drivers are more than ready to battle for the checkers!!
See you all at Cottage Grove Speedway and Congratulations Class of 2017!!
Cottage Grove Speedway, 2150 North Douglas Street, Cottage Grove
541-942-7561 | www.cottagegrovespeedway.com
An Afternoon of Cello and Piano
April 30 | 3:00 PM
Suggested donation $10 and canned goods for Food for Lane County
Piano recital by Sandy Holder and guest celloist, Jeffrey Allen. The program includes music of Scarlatti, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin and Scriabin.
First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive Street, Eugene
firstname.lastname@example.org | 541-345-8764 | www.eugenefume.org
Oregon Wine Month - May
31 days of wine tasting, wine learning and wine loving.
Oak Hill School Plant and Bake Sale
May 5 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Free
Proceeds will go towards reconstructing the school's educational garden greenhouse damaged in the recent wind storm. You will find vegetable Garden starts, ornamentals, & shrubs at reasonable prices that were nurtured by students and parent volunteers through out the year. The event includes entertainment and Firesmith Cooper balloons and cartoons.
86397 Eldon Schafer Dr., Eugene
541-744-0954 | www.oakhillschool.com
WLA Spring Auction
May 5 | 5:30 PM | Free
Willamette Leadership Academy is hosting it's annual auction. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Live Auction will start promptly at 6 PM with a Silent Auction following the Live Auction. Food & beverage will be available for purchase.
34020 B Street, Eugene
email@example.com | 541-246-2842 | www.willametteleadershipacademy.net
Jane’s Walk Festival
May 5 - 7 | Free
Since 2007 the annual global event, Jane’s Walk, has celebrated the life and thought of urban activist Jane Jacobs by promoting community-led walking tours in cities around the world. For the second year in a row, Eugene will join the list of cities participating in the Jane’s Walk global festival.
Worldwide, community members will lead over 600 walking tours over the course of one weekend, May 5th – 7th. To join this celebration, Eugene will hold several walks, exploring new and familiar neighborhoods with friends, family and other community members.
These free, locally organized and citizen-led walking tours, bring people together to talk about their neighborhoods, what makes these places great, and Eugene’s unique identity. The event is an expression of our community’s shared values of civic engagement, connected communities and healthy, walkable neighborhoods.
Historic WWII B-17 "Flying Fortress" Bomber
May 5-7 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | FREE(with rides and interior tours for sale)
Chapter 1457 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is inviting families, aircraft enthusiasts and WWII historians to come to the Eugene Airport to get a rare look at one of the few flyable B-17 "Flying Fortress" bombers that is still airworthy and flying. Visitors will be able to view the plane's exterior, with rides interior tour passes available for sale.
90454 Boeing Dr., Eugene
firstname.lastname@example.org | 425-766-6812 | Facebook Event
McKenzie Artists' Guild 26th Annual Art Show
May 5 & 6 | 10:00 - 5:00 Each Day | FREE Admission
Nine artists will be showing their works for sale. Artists include: Corlyss McCullough, Kathy Whitson, Pat Kellison, Janet Biles, Cindy Cartledge, Kyla Corbett, Joyce Hubbard, Martina Conn and Pat Cane. There will even be nine varieties of art mediums. Refreshments of coffee, tea and cookies will be served.
Leaburg Fire and Training Center, Leaburg
email@example.com | 541-822-1039 | www.JanetBilesArt.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lane Events Center, Eugene
UO Surplus Sale
May 6 | 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Mashofsky Center, 2727 Leo Harris Pkwy., Eugene
2nd Annual Royal Tea!
May 6 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Identity Dance invites you to our 2nd annual Royal Tea! An event where kids come and feel like Royalty! With appearances by Belle, Cinderella, Snow White, Moana, Elena of Avalore, Rapunzel, Anna & Elsa and more! All proceeds go to scholarships for area youth to participate in dance classes where they learn body awareness and community building skills.
Click the link for more information. Last year sold out, so hurry and get your tickets!
1479 Mohawk Blvd, Springfield
541-654-0202 | email@example.com | identitydancecompany.ticketleap.com
Zero Clearance Theater Company presents: The Orphans By James Prideaux
Dinner: 6:00 PM | Curtain: 7:00 PM
$19 dinner and show | non-dinner May 8th: $6
25 years ago, their parents set sail on the Titanic. The Orphans? have stayed in their small, protected world ever since.
46433 Westfir Rd., Westfir
firstname.lastname@example.org | 541-782-5701 | Facebook: Zero Clearance Theater Co.
Hellshire Day & Barrel-Aged Beer Fest 2017
May 6 | Noon
Advanced ticket sales open now at: helshireday2017.brownpapertickets.com
The Fest will include live music by local bands and food served up by local food carts. Festival tickets will include a commemorative Helshire V11 tasting glass and five sampling tokens, with more available for purchase. There will also be Entry-only tickets available for adults over 18 who wish to enter but not participate in consuming festival beers.
Oakshire Public House, 225 Madison St., Eugene
Senior Spring Fling
May 6 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Free
There is lunch, music and vendors.
25035 West Broadway, Veneta | email@example.com | 541-935-7354
Free Comic Book Day @ DragonVine
May 6 | 10:00 AM | Free
The 2017 National Free Comic Book Day is happening throughout the US including DragonVine at Pioneer Plaza of Springfield . To remind people of the power and the fun of comics, comic book stores, such as DragonVine, will be giving out comics to 30 plus different titles for free. People are reading less, so we're trying to get people reading again with great stories told by talented writers and artists. Thanks to Little Caesar's we will also be having free pizza starting at 11 am.
1859 Pioneer Parkway E., Springfield
firstname.lastname@example.org | 541-746-0203
Bellies, Birth & Babies Expo
May 6 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested dontation of $5 per family.
The Bellies, Birth & Babies Expo showcases local products and service providers for all things related to pregnancy, birth, and infant care. This educational, interactive, and informative event offers the public a full spectrum look at the support and services Eugene/Springfield and surrounding areas have to offer families, and expectant parents.The Eugene and Springfield area continues to be a great place for families to grow. Come to the Expo and see the depth of resources available to you, all in one place! Dr. Bill Sears, renowned author of over 40 books on parenting, nutrition, and infant care, will offer a presentation on nutrition from pre-conception through childhood, and a Q&A on parenting. Submit questions to our Facebook page and meet him at the event!
Visit Doula Central and all the vendor booths and find out about the services and organizations that can support, educate, and serve your growing family!
Pleasant Hill Booster Auction
May 6 | Doors open a 5 pm | $25 Includes dinner
Supports PH Athletics. Doors open at 5 pm. Get tickets at our website: pleasanthilloregon.com. Location: Triple Crown Arena, Pleasant Hill
84652 Weatherberry Ln., Pleasant Hill
email@example.com | 541-729-5266
Vineyards & Violins Silent Auction
May 6 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM | $25 in advance/$30 at the door
The 15th annual event offers an array of silent auction items, including weekend getaways, dining, golf, entertainment, gifts and much more. All proceeds benefit Willamalane Adult Activity Center programs, keeping older adults active and engaged. Guests must be 21 or older.
Willamalane Adult Acivity Center, 215 W. C St., Springfield
541-736-4444 | www.willamalane.org
Inspirational Singer/Songwriter: Laura Berman
$15 Suggested Love Offering
Center for Spiritual Living Eugene, 390 Vernal St., Eugene
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.LauraBermanMusic.com
Wetland Wander with WREN at Stewart Pond
May 9 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Free
Many people have heard the saying, April showers bring May flowers! Well, May is right around the corner and the wildflowers are starting to blossom! This month’s walk will be hosted by Wetland Ecologist, Diane Steeck. She will be walking us through the spring wildflowers where we might be able to see some Oregon Irises, Buttercups, Camis and many more!
WREN Wanders are casual walks through various West Eugene Wetlands sites each second Tuesday of every month. These exciting opportunities are FREE to the public and provide observation, education and inspiration in our surrounding natural spaces. WREN staff and volunteers will guide this walk. Participants should bring water and wear muck boots. WREN will provide binoculars.
Stewart Pond, Eugene
Directions: From west 11th, turn north onto Bertelsen Road. Turn right onto Stewart Road and follow it to the end, the Stewart Pond parking area will be clearly marked on the left. Look for WREN staff.
Construction Loan Seminar
Two Seminars to choose from:
- May 11 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
- May 13 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Have you ever thought about building your dream home but need help getting started?
Join us for a free construction seminar on building your home from the ground up! We'll talk about the entire financing and building process, from start to finish. We'll also have residential construction, mortgage, and real estate professionals on hand who can provide you with valuable information about the process.
Northwest Community Credit Union Downtown Eugene branch, Community Room, 545 E 8th Ave., Eugene
Baby Boot Camp and Mother's Day Event
May 12 | 9:30 AM | Free
It's time for our biggest event of the year! In honor of all MOMS, you're invited to come to a FREE Baby Boot Camp class and Mother's Day Celebration at Bethel Community Park!
Attend a FREE Baby Boot Camp-Eugene class from 9:30am-10:30am, then enjoy some healthy snacks while you bid at our silent auction. 100% of the auction proceeds will go to Daisy C.H.A.I.N!
Emerald Valley Opry
- Doors open at 5:00 PM
- Houseband at 5:15 PM
- Concert at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Admission: Adults $8 | Seniors 55+ $5 | Ages 7-16 $3 | Under 7 Free
- Wayne Graber--"Country Gospel
- 56 Pontiac - Traditional Country/Rockabilly
- Mike & Carleen McCornack - Folk
- Julie Nedele—country
- The House Band --you requested
Willamette High School, Powers Auditorium, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd., Eugene
26th Annual Hardy Plant Sale
May 13 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The indoor sale has more than 20 specialty vendors and non-profit groups. We will have a few new and many familiar vendors selling perennials, trees, shrubs, grasses, hosta plants, rock garden plants, heather, rhododendrons, ferns, natives, and food plants.
Meet our new vendors and your old favorites, all under one roof, rain or shine. Admission is free. There is a central checkout area. Cash, checks and bankcards are all welcome. Help will be available to move plants from the checkout area to cars. Park free at the Fairgrounds.
Proceeds from the sale support the Hardy Plant Group’s Speaker program.
Lane County Fairgrounds, Auditorium Building, Eugene
541-556-0330 | www.thehardyplantgroup.org
Bikes to Blooms Wildflower Event
May 13 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Free guided walks & activities for ALL ages.
Bake Stewart Park
- 8 AM | Bird Walk
- 10 AM | Wildflower Walk
- 11 AM | Family Wildflower Walk
- 1 PM | Pollinator Walk
- 9 AM - 3 PM | Educational Booths
Row Point Trailhead
- 10 AM | Invasive Plant Stewardship Project
- 1 PM | Wildflower Walk
Bake Stewart Park and Row Point Trailhead, Dorena Lake
541-767-9717 | www.coastfork.org
Coburg Community Charter School Rummage Sale
May 20 | 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Free
HUGE rummage sale. All proceeds go to Coburg Charter School.
91069 N Willamette Street, Coburg
email@example.com | 541-603-8674
Harrisburg's 3rd Annual: Multicultural Celebration
May 20 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | FREE
Featuring dancers and music from around the world, local crafts, and food. Several dance troupes will perform, headed up by Aztec Dance Titlakawan performing Native American dances from Mexico. Other acts include Irish and Scottish traditional dances, the Mexican hat dance, and Samoan dances. The finale to this year’s Multicultural Celebration will be the Mexican Dancing Horse troupe. Their high-stepping prancing delighted parade attendees last Fourth of July, and are sure to please the kids and families attending the Multicultural Celebration.
Harrisburg Elementary School, Covered Playground, 642 Smith St., Harrisburg
firstname.lastname@example.org | 541-995-7700
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.
Florence | events@FlorenceChamber.com | 541-997-3128
NEW Senior Clay Class "Specially For Seniors"
May 23 | Fee: $10
- One-day/3-hour workshop: Participants will receive materials and instruction in forming with clay. Students will receive their glazed and fired ceramic pieces a few weeks later.
June 6, 13, 20, & 27 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Fee: $125
- 4-week class: Offers an extended taste of the process and joys of working with clay. The 4-week class fee includes clay, glaze and firing. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to attend.
An active group of Clay Space volunteers have decided to take to the streets (in this case, Eugene and Springfield area community centers and retirement residences), with the message that Clay Space is an ideal spot to spend their afternoon hours exploring their creative interests. Karen Perkins, Helen Kaufman, Richard Strunk and Susan Fairchild, all members, teachers or students at Clay Space, are making arrangements for presentations and demonstrations through activity directors at various facilities. Their goal is to turn some of the unscheduled hours in the lives of active adults and new retirees, into a rewarding pursuit of their creativity, and in some cases, offer them a chance to revive an interest they didn’t have time to fully develop earlier in their lives.
Students registered for on-going classes may use the quiet, light and spacious Clay Space studio any time during open hours. The studio offers a great opportunity as a place to engage in a creative venture with friends, and offers a chance to meet other people of all ages from around the community.
Clay Space Studio, 2nd & Polk St., Eugene
email@example.com | 541-653-8089 | www.clayspaceonline.com
The Shedd Institute's 2017 Theatricals Season
- Gypsy (1959) | June 16-25 (6 performances)
- Good News! (1927) | July 21-30 (6 performances)
- Singin’ In The Rain (1952) | December 1-17 (9 performances)
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, 868 High Street, Eugene
541-434-7000 | www.theshedd.com/Theatricals2017
Willamette SXS Festival
July 7-9 | Noon | $50 per vehicle + $10 to camp
Spend the weekend riding your side-by-side on two of four guided routes in the Willamette National Forest. See the website for more information.
Oakridge Industrial Park, Oakridge
DeadMountainEcho@live.com | 541-515-8382
Kick'n it Country
July 8 | 2:00 PM | Free
Family friendly outdoor concert featuring the bands "80 Proof Ale" and "Bump in the Road". Food, drink, and craft vendors. (No outside alcohol please).
Banner Bank in Greenwaters Park, Oakridge
DeadMountainEcho@live.com | 541-515-8382
Young Women's Fire Camp
July 10 - 14 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | FREE
Eugene Springfield Fire will host its 7th annual Young Women's Fire Camp for one week in July. This camp is for high school aged young women who are interested in gaining confidence and leadership skills and provides an opportunity for them to try fire-fighting and emergency medical services through hands-on training in a safe and controlled environment.
Eugene Springfield Fire, Eugene
Firecamp@ci.eugene.or.us | 541-682-7135 | www.eugene.or-gov/fire
July 22 | 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Free
Family friendly outdoor concert featuring the bands "Broke Down Guitars" and "The Tracys".
Bring a chair or blanket and relax by the river or kick off your shoes and dance on the lawn.
Banner Bank in Greenwaters Park, Oakridge
DeadMountainEcho@live.com | 541-515-8382
Just Us Festival
August 5-6 | 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Free
Come visit Oakridge for two days of 80s and classic rock featuring the bands "The Edge", "Messenger", "Stoute", and "Flasher".
Banner Bank in Greenwaters Park, Oakridge
DeadMountainEcho@live.com | 541-515-8382
Stewart's Roadhouse Jam
August 19 | 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Free
Family friendly outdoor concert featuring Stewart's Roadhouse Band (formerly the Dexter Lake Club House Band), and friends Steve Ibach, Craig Sorseth, and Hank Shreve.
Banner Bank in Greenwaters Park, Oakridge
DeadMountainEcho@live.com | 541-515-8382
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
firstname.lastname@example.org | 541-520-5365
To reach our Community Calendar Coordinator, please email: LaneDouglasCoosCommunity@sbgtv.com