Lane County Community Events

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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

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.

Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive, Eugene

541-682-8316 |

Hult Center Shows

  • Road Trip | June 11
  • Joe Bonamassa | October 16

Hult Center for the Performing Arts, One Eugene Center, Eugene

541-682-5000 |

Lane Events Center Events

Lane Events Center at the Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave., Eugene

541-682-7395 |

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


  • Check the website for current events

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art,1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene

541-346-3027 |

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 |

Science Pub

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 | 541-767-9717 | Facebook Event Page

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


Eugene Saturday Market

Every Saturday Now - 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 | 541-686-8885 |

Walk and Talk with a Doc

Now - September | 5:00 PM | Free | Rain or Shine

  • June 19
  • July 10 & 24
  • August 7 & 21
  • September 11 & 25

Have fun and join us for a healthy walk. We will begin with a few minutes to discuss the importance of exercise and then head out for a 30 minute walk. It's a great way to get out, get active, and enjoy good conversation. Who can come? ANYONE! People of all ages and walking abilities are welcome. Don't forget to bring a friend to this FREE community event!

Sponsored by McKenzie Hear, Lung and Vascular Center.

Doris Ranch, Springfield | 541-744-8640

Last Resort Players present: "Master Class"

June 16-18 | Friday & Saturday at 7:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM | $20

Master Class is a 1995 play by American playwright Terrence McNally, presented as a fictional master class by opera singer Maria Callas near the end of her life in the 1970's. In the play Master Class, opera diva Maria Callas is holding a voice master class at the Julliard School. Alternately dismayed and impressed by the students who parade before her, she retreats into recollections about the glories of her own life and career. Included in her musings are her younger years as an ugly duckling, her fierce hatred of her rivals, the unforgiving press that savaged her early performances, her triumphs at La Scala, and her affair with Aristotle Onassis. It culminates in a monologue about sacrifice taken in the name of art.

Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St., Florence | | 541-999-4353 | Facebook Event

Dad's Night & Kart Races at the Cottage Grove Speedway!!!

June 16 & 17

This year for Father’s Day give dad something he will really enjoy, a fun weekend with you at Cottage Grove Speedway! Friday night come watch the future stars of Cottage Grove on the newly renovated kart track, general admission is FREE for everyone and it’s a great time!!

We have some pretty special things in store for dad on Saturday and dad will get in FREE!!!!

In addition to the insane racing we have planned, Dad’s will also have the chance to win some great prizes and have some added fun with the kids!! We have some entertaining father son games planned and a very special daddy daughter dance on the front stretch!!

The Wingless Sprints will be back in action for the 2nd of their 3 trips to Cottage Grove this season, these cars always provide some wild and crazy side by side, slide job throwing racing! The Late Models will also be back for the 4th time this year, each race has had a different winner in this ultra-competitive class!! This will be the last chance the Street Stocks will have to get ready for the Wallbanger Cup and you can bet they will be racing hard! After a couple weeks off the Quality RV Hornets will be back and ready to battle!!

Cottage Grove Speedway is definitely where dad wants to be this Father’s Day so bring him down to the races and have the best Father’s Day yet!!

Free Fast Times:

  • Pit Gate – 3:00 PM
  • Front Gate – 5:00 PM
  • Racing – 6:00 PM

Friday Prices: General Admission – FREE | Kart & Driver - $35 | Pit Passes – $10.00

Saturday Times:

  • Pit Gate – 2:00 PM
  • Front Gate – 4:00 PM
  • Hot Laps – 5:30 PM
  • Qualifying – 6:00 PM
  • Racing – 6:30 PM

Saturday Prices:

  • General Admission: Dad's - FREE! | Adult - $13.00 | JR (13-17), Seniors 62+, Military – $10.00 | General Admission Youth (6-12) – 5.00 | Youth 12 & Under – FREE

Cottage Grove Speed Way, Cottage Grove | 541-729-8666

South Lane Relay for Life

June 16 & 17 | 5:00 PM | Free

Walking for a cure.

Bohemia Park, Cottage Grove | 541-913-5947

Columbia Drag Boat Association Season Opener

June 17 & 18 | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM | $2 off with Bi-mart Card/see website for admission info

See website for schedule.

Dexter Resivor, Lowel | 541-643-6726 | Facebook Page: Friends of CDBA

Soaring for Sobriety!

June 17 | 9:00 AM until finish | No Cost to watch

In partnership with our Title Sponsor, Willamette Family Treatment Services, as well as Chambers Construction and Sponsors, Inc., Serenity Lane is hosting it's first annual PDGA sanctioned disc golf tournament. Proceeds go toward helping treat others in addiction. Register to play!

Dexter lake Disc Golf Course, Dexter | | 541-733-6698

Art of Tasting

Saturday, June 17 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $20

Please join us for an evening of music, wine and food at the 4th annual Art of Tasting event benefiting local nonprofit Bags of Love. Generously hosted by Silvan Ridge Winery and featuring the lively and entertaining music of The Sugar Beets, this all-ages event is the perfect way to kick off the summer season.

Silvan Ridge Winery, Eugene | | 541-357-4957 | Facebook Page: BagsOfLoveEugene | Facebook Event

One-woman Play about Eleanor Roosevelts

June 18 | 1:00 PM | $22

The League of Women Voters of Lane County sponsoring a performance of the one-woman play, "Eleanor Roosevelt: Across a Barrier of Fear". The play deals with Roosevelt's place in American history.

Purchase tickets online. Use the code word "VOTE"? when purchasing your tickets and a portion of the play's proceeds will be donated to League of Women Voters of Lane County.

Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Springfield | | 541-343-7919

Emergency Preparedness with Master Food Preservers

June 20 | 7:00 PM -8:30 PM | Free

This Lane County Master Gardener Association seminar is open to the public.

996 Jefferson St., Eugene | | 541-344-5859 | Facebook Page: LaneCoMGA

Sustainable Landscape Training

June 20 & 21 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | $25 per person

Lane County homeowners can learn to save money on yard maintenance and lessen their impact on the environment.

The two-day training includes a combination of classwork and yard evaluations that can lead to a Sustainable Landscape Certification. Participants will learn a variety of landscape practices that can help them improve water efficiency, enrich soil quality through mulching and composting, create wildlife habitat, reduce the use of pesticides and fertilizers, and protect nearby waterways. Efficiencies in the use of resources should also lead to lower power, water, and waste bills.

OSU Extension Service in Lane County has received a grant from EWEB to promote this program. Pre-registration is requested one week prior to training. Additional information and the registration form is available at the OSU Extension Service office, on the website. Future workshops are planned for October 24-25 and December 12-13, 2017.

996 Jefferson Street, Eugene | 541-344-5859 |

Vacation Bible School

June 26-29 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | FREE

Classes for ages 4 years through 8th grade. Recreation, music, snacks, and crafts for all the ages listed. It's a great time of fun and on Thursday, June 29th, at 7:30 p.m. we have a musical program for the children to show what they have learned.

421 South 40th Street, Springfield | | 541-747-3549

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 |

Lane Arts Council's First Friday Art Walk

July 7 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Free

Guest hosted by Janelle McCoy, Executive Director of Oregon Bach Festival.

The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at The Lincoln Gallery (309 W 4th Ave), followed by stops at:

  • 6:00 PM with #instaballet at Capitello Wines (540 Charnelton St)
  • 6:30 PM at Karin Clarke Gallery (760 Willamette St)
  • 7:00 PM at InEugene Real Estate (100 E Broadway)
  • 7:30 PM at Pacific Rim Art Guild (160 E Broadway, basement)

Special thanks to our ArtWalk sponsor Oregon Bach Festival and our Media Sponsor Eugene Magazine!

309 W 4th Ave, Eugene | | 541-485-2278

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 | 541-515-8382 | Facebook Event: Willamette SXS Festival

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 | 541-515-8382 | Facebook: OakridgeConcertsInThePark

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 | 541-682-7135 | www.eugene.or-gov/fire

Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver at the Lane County Fair

July 19 - 23 | 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM | $9: Adult (13 to 64) $7: Seniors (65+) $6: Youth (6 to 12) FREE: Children (5 and Under)

Join us at the Lane County Fair for a day of family fun that you won't forget! Come visit us during the fair to learn how to keep your home cool during the hot summer months!

Lane Events Center, Eugene | | 800-640-1500

Blues Americana

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 | 541-515-8382 | Facebook: OakridgeConcertsInThePark

Science Pub - 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

July 25 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Suggested Donation $5

The Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council welcomes Steve Kilston, astronomer and retired aerospace engineer, for our presentation entitled Grokking the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. This year on Monday, August 21st, the moon's shadow shall darken a path across the country, from the Pacific to the Atlantic, including right across Oregon. Probably more Americans will view this solar eclipse than any other in history.

This presentation will discuss:

  • How eclipses happen
  • What people see
  • How to get the most out of our Oregon experience on August 21
  • How eclipses and the sun relate to our human future
  • How eclipses and astronomy can help us feel our universe
  • Dr. Kilston will also explore a few unusual connections of eclipses: Earthquakes, long-term prediction and planning, and SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) and interstellar travel.

The Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council hosts a free monthly public meeting series called the Coast Fork Science Pub on the fourth Tuesday of each month. 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 6:00 PM . Participants are encouraged to support the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council by ordering food & drinks from 5:00 PM -7:30 PM, as 10% of the sales from evening sales will benefit the Watershed Council. The event is free to the public and all ages are welcome.

Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main Street, Cottage Grove | | 541-767-9717 | Facebook Event

2nd Star Festival

August 5 & 6 | SATURDAY: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM | SUNDAY: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • 12 years old and under: FREE!!
  • $5 SENIOR DAY PASS (65+)
  • $10 INDIVIDUAL DAY PASS FOR SUNDAY 10am to 6pm $15 - WEEKEND DAY PASS FOR BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY (Save $5 and get in for both days!!) BEST SAVINGS!

2nd Star Festival presents its third annual Cultural Arts celebration honoring creativity of all forms to be held at Dorris Ranch in Springfield, OR. Our grassroots mission is to take adults and children alike to a land beyond. Once you step through our gates, you will enter into a Land of Inspiration, where all forms of creativity, music, and dance are celebrated and shared. A land that includes us all. There are a billion ways to be creative. Most of us forget this the older we get. We are here to remind you that we all have that Creative Spark. Come and find it! Or come and rediscover it! And then, share it! Let's keep The Creative Spark going!

Our event will highlight artisans, authors, illustrators, and performers of music, storytelling, puppetry, live art, collective art piece, large art displays, & more. It is an experience for all ages to be mesmerized and immersed in a land of imagination and inspiration. Our festivities for 2017 will continue to include opportunities for participants to be captivated by many unique areas of creativity meant to inspire and encourage! Artisan booths will offer unique ink stamps for attendees to collect in their Passports as they wind their way through the Goblin Market. Make sure to journey through the Steampunk Museum, and tour a Tiny Home (because after all, even your living quarters can be done creatively). Be sure to make your intentional walk through the beautiful labyrinth to the center Wish Tree and hang your wish! Grab some food, non-alcoholic drinks, coffee, and tea from one of the many food trucks while you catch one of the music or dance acts on the Main Stage. Stay tuned to our website to see a full list of all music and dance performances for 2017! Workshops and talks can be found under the Workshop Pavilion. Take a step through the gates of the Lost Boy/Girl Enchanted Glen (Family/Kids' Area), where you will find mermaids, pirates, face painting, demonstrations, rock painting, nature walks, gaming area, & more! It is in this area that you will find an acoustic Vardo Stage, where musical acts will be continually inspiring everyone!

Dorris Ranch, 205 Dorris St, Springfield | | 541-731-4626 | Facebook: 2ndStarFestival

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 | 541-515-8382 | Facebook: OakridgeConcertsInThePark

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 | 541-515-8382 | Facebook: OakridgeConcertsInThePark


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 | 541-520-5365


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