Event Calendar

August – September 2014

Extraordinary Grandparent Contest @ Dandelions Flowers & Gifts
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am – Sep 3 @ 5:30 pm

Do you know an extraordinary grandparent? Take a moment to acknowledge their experience, strength and sacrifice over the years, and enter them in our Eugene’s Extraordinary Grandparents contest.
The grandparent(s) chosen as 2014′s Eugene’s Extraordinary Grandparent receives beautiful flowers and balloons from Dandelions Flowers & Gifts, a $50 gift certificate to Dandelions and a framed certificate. Grandparents Day is September 7th and entries are due September 3rd.
Download an entry form, or submit your entry at www.eugenesextraordinarygrandparent.com/#
Call us with more questions at: 541-485-1261

Dancing Weasel @ The Dancing Weasel Toy Store
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm

Dancing Weasel Toy Store’s Community Fundraiser for The Roving Park Players

After sponsoring the August performances of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, The Dancing Weasel Toy Store continues their generous support of The Roving Park Players with a fundraising event August 26–30!
It’s easy as counting 1, 2, and 3.

1. Shop at The Dancing Weasel Toy Store on the dates below.
2. Tell the store’s sales team you are here for The Roving Park Players.
3. And all purchases made in the organization’s name will earn the organization 20% of the sales!

The sky’s the limit on how much is raised so invite your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and everyone in between!

It’s a great time to support your local community!

Event Dates: August 26 through 30

Call 541-246-8781 for info!

Location: The Dancing Weasel Toy Store, 30 E. 17th Ave., Eugene 97401


Hometown Buffet Food Drive @ Hometown Buffet
Aug 30 @ 3:30 pm – Aug 31 @ 8:30 pm

Help us support Food for Lane County by bringing in 3 nonperishable food items to the Springfield Hometown Buffet located at 3000 Gateway Springfield Or. 97477 and you will receive $3 off an adult dinner.

Saturday 30 3:30pm to 8:30pm & Sunday 11am to 8:30

Swap don’t Shop @ Thurston Park
Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Bring out your GENTLY used clothes, shoes,coat’s,socks all of your stuff stays together for easy to find for you to TAKE BACK HOME WITH YOU.The idea behind this event is for families to find “new”clothes for the kiddo’s for back to school (yes any age children can come and find clothes) and less stress and worry about purchasing items for your children at the store.
If you have items you don’t feel comfortable bringing that you would normally want money for leave them at home. I explain it to my daughters as a no money yard sale.A pay it forward way to help others in our community, at the same time de-cluttering your house.
You will need to bring your own tables/blankets if you’d like to put your things on.you leave your items together so you can find your things easier to take home. you leave your items and walk around and find new things for your kids. everyone at every event has been very respectful of everyone’s things no one over takes, everyone has been amazing keep it up  Yes your children may come with you, they need to be supervised at ALL TIMES. REMEMBER TO PLEASE HELP ME CLEAN UP BEFORE YOU LEAVE, PLEASE TAKE YOUR ITEMS HOME, PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY TRASH AT THE PARK.Don’t want swap don’t shop a bad name.

You may start setting up 30mins before hand. Everyone who comes will need to take home everything they brought. DO NOT LEAVE anything behind again. Do Not bring anything broken, stains,holes,stains to swap/ The space we are using will need to be cleaner than before we got there, its a group effort. Thanks so much . Please RSVP so I have a head found thanks so much and look forward to seeing everyone again.

Shoreline Science Workshop @ Bandon High School, Yachats Commons, and Nehalem Meeting Hall
Aug 31 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


We have a special opportunity to offer CoastWatchers and Oregon Shores members this summer.  We have planned three intensive, three-day workshops on coastal science and natural history, led by coastal ecologist, Stewart Schultz and CoastWatch volunteer coordinator, Fawn Custer.

Workshops will be held in Bandon, Yachats, and Nehalem.  They will cover everything from tidepools and sandy beaches, to estuarine and ocean ecosystems, to marine mammals and birds. Each session will include field trips, indoor presentations and laboratory experiences (with some variation, depending on the weather).

The workshops ar open to the public, but the primary focus will be on providing CoastWatchers with training in many aspects of coastal ecology relevant to monitoring the shoreline. Matters of concern such as marine debris, invasive species, microplastics, and sea star wasting syndrome will also be discussed.

The three workshops will be held:

July 18-20, Bandon High School, 550 9th St., N.W., Bandon July 28-30, Yachats Commons, 441 Highway 101 N., Yachats Aug. 1-3, City of Nehalem Meeting Hall, 35900 8th St., Nehalem

Each workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the first day, and at 8:00 a.m. on the final two days, and will run until approximately 4:30.

Workshop fee will be $60 for those who are both CoastWatchers and Oregon Shores members, $75 for those who are either CoastWatchers or Oregon Shores members, and $100 for others (who are invited to join Oregon Shores on the registration site and take the discount).  Snacks will be provided; lunch is brown-bag.
Reservations can be made online at http://tinyurl.com/orshoresworkshop, or by linking through the CoastWatch website, http://oregonshores.org/coastwatch.php5.   It is also possible to reserve a place and pay by mail.  Checks made out to the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition can be sent to P.O. Box 33, Seal Rock, OR  97376.  Be sure to specify which workshop is intended.

For more information, or to reserve a place in one of the workshops, contact Fawn Custer, (541) 270-0027, fawn@oregonshores.org; or Phillip Johnson, (503) 754-9303, phillip@oregonshores.org or visit our website www.oregonshores.org

Oregon Shores is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the natural communities, ecosystems and landscapes of the Oregon coast while conserving the public’s access.

Labor Day Picnic @ Jack B. Lively Memorial Park Picnic Shelters
Sep 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

1:00 to 4:00 on Labor Day, Monday September 1, 2014. The Lane County Central Labor Council will be assisted again by Eugene/Springfield Solidarity Network / Jobs with Justice (ESSN) and other local unions including United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) who will be in charge of barbequing hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers. Guests bring delicious pot luck items and feast on fresh corn on the cob.  Iced beverages will also be provided but no alcoholic beverages are permitted at this event in compliance with Lively Park requirements.
There will be live music, door prizes, Labor Recognition Awards, and speeches by local dignitaries. Lively Park features a wonderful playground for children and is right next to SPLASH, an indoor water park featuring slides, a wave pool and kiddie pools. (SPLASH charges admission.) There will be opportunities for the media to interview the guest speakers as well as capture the fun and the spirit of union workers and their families at a fun event that focuses on the pride of American workers.
Come enjoy corn on the cob and the camaraderie of union friends and family – young and old at the Lane County Central Labor Council’s annual Labor Day Picnic! Please bring a side dish. No alcohol please.

Genealogy: Next Steps @ Sheldon Branch of Eugene Public Library
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Exploring your family tree? Learn advanced tips at “Genealogy: Next Steps,” a free class at the Sheldon Branch of  Eugene Public Library on Tuesday, September 2, 6:00 p.m. The Sheldon Branch is located at 1566 Coburg Road.
This two-hour, hands-on class will cover topics including in-depth Internet searching, how to organize data and keep track of sources, and the benefits of connecting with the genealogy community online.
This class is designed for those who have already attended Eugene Public Library’s introductory genealogy class. Internet skills are required. For more information, contact Eugene Public Library at 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.
The Celtic Tradition in Cottage Grove @ Bohemia Park
Sep 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

An Irish “hooley” (party) is planned to open Cottage Grove’s FREE Concerts in the Park, which continue every Wednesday through September 10! Join The Celtic Tradition for lively jigs, reels, hornpipes, aires, pub songs & ballads. Based in Eugene and Roseburg, The Celtic Tradition is Linda Danielson (fiddle, vocals), Janet Naylor (harp, vocals) and Joe Ross (mandolin, guitar, concertina, hammered dulcimer, vocals). The trio is always a crowd-pleaser with its great musical variety. You might also hear some Scandinavian tunes, as well as other traditional world dance music, in their repertoire. Bring a blanket, picnic and the whole family. Band info and bookings: 541-673-9759 or rossjoe@hotmail.com

Cottage Grove concerts offer up a variety of local musical entertainment to please all ages.  Bring your picnic or purchase your cuisine there. Bring a friend and support your local growers, musicians, and their sponsors.  You’ll be glad you did!  The 6:30 – 8 p.m. shows continue in beautiful Bohemia Park every Wednesday through Sept. 10th. Brought to you by the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce.

Here is the complete 2014 Line-up for Cottage Grove’s Concerts in the Park!!!
June 18 – The Reveleers…Revisited (Classic Rock, local)

June 25 – Peace N Love (Modern Rock, local)

July 02 – The Celtic Tradition (Celtic Festival music, Roseburg)

July 09 – Koko Bola (Groove Jazz, Eugene)

July 16 – Breakers Yard (Delta Blues and Ragtime, local)

July 23 – CASCADA (Latin Guitar, Bay area CA)

July 30 – Annie Mae Rhodes Band (Bluegrass, local)

Aug 06 – Steel Wool (Classic Folk Rock originals, Eugene)

Aug 13 – The Fret Boys (Classic Rock, Creswell)

Aug 20 – Windy Ridge (Country Rock, local)

Aug 27 – Flies with Honey (Unspecified Rock, local)

Sep 03 – Blue Skies Big Band (Classic Swing Jazz, Eugene)

Sep 10 – Left of Yellow (Pop Cover, local)

Don’t let the repeat of the word “rock” fool you. There is a lot of variety of music this season. Every week will be different than the next and we have great bands that are looking forward to breaking in the new Bohemia Park Amphitheater with style and an abundance of awesome talent.

CLICK HERE for the Celtic Tradition

CLICK HERE for more information on Cottage Grove Concert in the Park Series

Community Advisory Council Meeting @ Oregon Coast Community Action Building
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Community Advisory Council for Western Oregon Advanced Health, Coordinated Care Organization, is scheduled to meet on Thursday, September 4, 2014, from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. at the Oregon Coast Community Action Building, located at 1855 Thomas St., in Room 215, in Coos Bay.

The meeting is open to the public, with a section of the agenda set aside for public comment at 1:00 p.m.

Organize to Optimize Your Small Business @ Downtown Eugene Public Library
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn how to “Organize to Optimize Your Small Business” at a free talk on Thursday, September 4, 6:00 p.m., at the Downtown Eugene Public Library.
Discover new ways to optimize your time, space, and effort with productivity consultant Jan Lehman. She will offer thought-provoking, practical advice on how to get more done, feel less stressed, and increase your job satisfaction.
For more information, contact Eugene Public Library at 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.
Sponsored by Eugene Public Library, LCC Small Business Development Center, SCORE: Counselors to America’s Small Business,
Friends of Eugene Public Library, and Eugene Public Library Foundation.