Event Calendar

Free well water testing @ Well water testing at Thurston High School
Jan 8 @ 7:00 am – Mar 12 @ 9:00 am

The Springfield Public School’s WELL Project offers free well water testing once a month for the general public starting in January 2015. Dates of testing, locations of sample kits and more details can be obtain at www.thewellproject.education or by calling the WELL Project office @ 541.744.4140

GriefShare New Hope Eugene @ New Hope Eugene (Church)
Jan 8 @ 1:30 pm – Apr 2 @ 8:15 pm

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who have known grief and will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. It is Christian based with a weekly video and discussion groups.
The meetings run for 13 weeks.
There is a $20.00 cost for worksbooks. Scholarships are available.
We Offer afternoon and evening sessions for the Winter Series.

Start Date & Time: January / 8 / 2015 at 1:30pm or 6:30pm

End Date & Time: April / 2 / 2015 at 3:15 pm or 8:15pm

Living Well With Chronic Conditions @ Sheldon Park Senior Living
Jan 8 @ 2:00 pm – Feb 12 @ 4:30 pm

Senior and Disabled Services presents Living Well With Chronic Conditions- Developed and licensed by Stanford University School of Medicine, it is a free 6-week workshop series designed for adults with any type of chronic health condition, and teaches skills and information related to sleep, exercise, nutrition, medication use, and much more.
Join us Thursdays 1/8/15-2/12/2015 from 2:00 to 4:30 PM At Sheldon Park Senior Living. Spots are filling up; call 541-682-4103 now to register.

2015 EWEB Greenpower grant proposals
Jan 14 @ 8:00 am – Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm

We are pleased to announce that the Eugene Water & Electric Board’s Greenpower program is now accepting applications for two 2015 EWEB Greenpower Grants worth up to $50,000 each. EWEB Greenpower supports local renewable energy projects including research, education and local solar energy installations.

The EWEB Greenpower Grant program is designed to reinvest the voluntary contributions of Greenpower customers back into the community by funding high-impact projects and programs that drive advancements in renewable energy for all EWEB customers. Grants are open to not-for-profit organizations, academic institutions and government and other public agencies. The grant application deadline is Friday, February 20, 2015. We appreciate your help spreading the word to your own networks and encouraging interested organizations to apply.

The grant winners will be announced at the 2015 Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the River Edge Plaza adjacent to EWEB Headquarters, 500 E. Fourth Ave, Eugene.

Health Insurance for Oregon Workshop @ Downtown Eugene Public Library
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm
Health Insurance for Oregon
Wednesday, January 7 , 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 21, 12:00 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library
10th & Olive
Find out about free and low-cost options at “Health Insurance for Oregon,” a workshop with specially trained staff from White Bird Clinic, at the Downtown Eugene Public Library on Wednesday, January 7, 12:00 p.m. and Wednesday, January 21, 12:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Learn the meaning of insurance terminology, the differences between public and private insurance, who qualifies for which kind of plan, what’s covered by various plans, and how to apply. The presentations will cover the Oregon Heath Authority free state health insurance as well as Qualified Health Plans available for purchase.
White Bird staff are also available for individual meetings to help people understand their options and sign up for insurance.
For more information, contact Eugene Public Library at 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.
Sponsored by Eugene Public Library, Friends of Eugene Public Library,
and Eugene Public Library Foundation.
Eugene Public Library
Neighborhd Sustainability Stewards Class @ Grace Lutheran Church
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 16 @ 8:30 pm

:Make a difference in your community – join the Neighborhood Sustainability Steward Program. Attend an 8-week course to increase your knowledge of energy savings and sustainable living practices in your own home. The course meets on Monday evenings starting January 26th, 2015. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn how you can do your part to combat climate change. Register at: https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/812 (closes Jan. 12).

Crowd funding campaign for Oregon web @ kickstarter
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm

Support local filmmaking and become a backer of “The Duel”, a ten part mystery series coming to the web in 2016.  Visit “The Duel”‘s crowd funding campaign page on Kickstarter.com to contribute and show your support.

Lane County Children’s Photo Contest @ Parenting Now!
Feb 1 @ 8:00 am – Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm

Keepsake photos of your child at a discounted price, thanks to 4 professional photographers. You might win prizes. Sign up now for February sessions, using code “PN15.” Details at Benefit for Parenting Now! http://bit.ly/1yNaDtr.

Lynn Spigel – Cinema Scholar Series @ Gerlinger Lounge, University of Oregon Campus
Feb 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cinema Studies invites you to a public lecture by Lynn Spigel, Professor of Screen Cultures at Northwestern  University. This talk explores Spigel’s new collection of over 5000 family snapshots depicting people posing in front of their TV sets in the 1950s and 1960s, showing how people used TV as a backdrop for social performances of family life  and social identifies of gender, class, and race.

Classical Cartography: The Missing Genre @ Downtown Eugene Public Library
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The innovative, award-winning map-maker speaks on
“Classical Cartography: The Missing Genre”
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library
10th & Olive
Award-winning cartographer Dave Imus made national news with the publication of his innovative map, “The Essential Geography of the United States of America.” Imus will give an illustrated talk, “Classical Cartography: The Missing Genre,” on Tuesday, February 3, 6:00 p.m., at the Downtown Eugene Public Library. Admission is free.
Imus will discuss his work and the field of classical cartography, the type of map making that explains geography, which is an approach not traditional in North America. According to Imus, “The goal of the Essential Geography of the United States of America is to reveal this country’s basic geographic sculpture so more people can see its intricacy, beauty, and value.”
Slate magazine called The Essential Geography “the greatest paper map of the United States you’ll ever see.” According to writer Barry Lopez, “Like a beautifully illustrated manuscript, the map engages both sides of the human brain.”
Dave Imus founded Imus Geographics in 1983, originally working under contract for street map publishers including Rand McNally. His interests expanded to making maps of scenic areas in Oregon, and then to other areas, in recent years in partnership with cartographer Pat Dunlavey. He has won top national honors in ACSM/CaGIS (Cartography and Geographic Information Society of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping) Annual Map Design Competitions for a number of projects.
For more information, contact Eugene Public Library at 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.
Sponsored by Eugene Public Library, of Eugene Public Library, and Eugene Public Library Foundation.
Eugene Public Library