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

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.
Shoreline Science Workshop @ Bandon High School, Yachats Commons, and Nehalem Meeting Hall
Sep 5 @ 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.

@ Science Factory Children's Museum & Exploration Dome
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Discover science with your preschooler.  Interactive learning stations designed to create an experience that will ignite your child’s curiosity and interest in science.  Come join us for a day of bubble fun

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) @ Nazarene Church
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

TOPS members meet every Friday morning at 9am at the Nazarene Church.

Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band @ My Coffee & Wine Experience
Sep 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band at My Coffee & Wine Experience

Event Description:TGIF Party featuring the Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band. Come and try the coffee or wine with a delicious house made muffin, pastry or hot yummy Panini. My Coffee & Wine Experience also makes fresh salads and soups daily! $4 cover. Music booked by Shasta Ray Productions.

Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band features a rustic, traditional, mountain bluegrass sound with banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, upright string bass and 3-part vocals. Members are Gene Hodson, Liz Crain, Francis Stephenson, Mac Parker and Joe Ross. The members have many decades of experience playing bluegrass, classic country and other styles of music. The group formed in 2010 when they saw a classified ad for a “Bluegrass Band Needed for Pig Roast BBQ.” The Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band now plays frequently at festivals, fairs, park concerts, restaurants and special occasions throughout the greater southern Oregon region.
Band info and bookings: 541-673-9759 or rossjoe@hotmail.com







The Corn Stalkers @ Downtown Eugene Public Library
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Corn Stalkers
A concert of rock and roll, country,
rockabilly, pop, surf, & swing
First Friday, September 5, 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library
10th & Olive
On Friday, September 5, 6:00 p.m., the Downtown Eugene Public Library will host a free concert by The Corn Stalkers.
The Corn Stalkers play a lively mix of rock and roll, country, rockabilly, pop, surf, and swing. Their spirited sound never fails to get a crowd moving. Come have bushels of fun with Paula Hunt (fiddle, mandolin, dobro, guitar, and vocals); Chris Pontrelli (lead guitar); Gary Hunt (drums, acoustic guitar); and Joe Hughes (bass).
The Downtown Library is open until 8:00 p.m. the First Friday of each month. For more information, contact Eugene Public Library at 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.
The Defiant Diva Boutique Sip n Shop @ The Defiant Diva Boutique
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Defiant Diva Boutique has remodeled! We are bigger and better and have plenty of room to socialize and sip!

Come out the the Defiant Diva Boutique and join us for our Friday Night Sip n Shop!
Shop, socialize and sip wine and snack with all your girlfriends! This is a F R E E event! Check our Facebook event page for more details.

Store hours 2pm to 8pm
Sip n Shop starts at 6pm!

The Defiant Diva Boutique is located at 2144A Main Street Springfield, OR97477 thedefiantdivaboutique@gmail https://www.facebook.com/events/849581708408901/

We will see you there!

Huge “Second Chance” Sale @ St. Mary's Church, Church Gym
Sep 6 @ 8:00 am – Sep 7 @ 4:00 pm

Church Gym, St. Mary’s Church, 501 NW 25th St. Corvallis SAT and SUN Well worth the drive!
Huge selection of quality gently used and like new items!  Clean and no junk!
Vintage Boutique with collectibles, china, antiques and other beautiful and unique items Quality clothing, many new with tags still on, brand names and nice selection of plus sizes too!
Furniture, bookcases, computer desk, baby items, high chairs, floor rugs, lovely lamps and more!
ATTENTION  STUDENTS: Very nice housewares, linens, small appliances!
Crafts, Fabrics galore!  Nice, clean  toys and costumes. Big inflatable basketball hoop and ball.
Stereos, including a turntable and records from 70s in great condition. 1920′s standing radio.
This sale is fun, fun, fun!
Proceeds benefit CDA charities.