Event Calendar

Jul
22
Tue
Science Pub @ Axe & Fiddle Public House
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council invites the public to join us for a free Science Pub speaker series that will occur the fourth Tuesday of each month from 5-7pm through November 2014. (Join us for the Winter Watershed Soirée on December 12th.) The purpose of Science Pub is to share watershed information through updates and dynamic speakers in a relaxed setting at Axe & Fiddle Public House in downtown Cottage Grove. Join us from 5-6pm for informal games and happy hour. Presentations begin at 6pm with updates from the watershed council and speaker introductions.

Upcoming Science Pubs:

July 22nd—Water Law for the Lay Person; Understanding Oregon Water Rights System, featuring Water Master Michael Mattick, Oregon Water Resources Department

August 26th—Fish in the Coast Fork with Shannon Richardson, Springfield Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (tentative)

Past Speakers include:

Melissa Scherr, Northwest Entomological Research Center – March 2014

Wes Messinger, United States Army Corps of Engineers – April 2014

Luke Shultz & Gabe Sheoships, Oregon State University – May 2014

The Celtic Tradition in Cottage Grove @ Bohemia Park
Jul 22 @ 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

Jul
23
Wed
MC Yogi @ WOW Hall
Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

***Tickets On Sale 5/16*** Wed, July 23, 2014 8:00 PM (Doors open at: 7:30 PM) MC Yogi Wow Hall 291 West 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401 (541-687-2746) All Ages. $16.50 Advance. $19.00 Day Of Show. Tickets available from Ticketmaster Presale Password: MOOSE – Presale starts 5/13 at 10am!

Jul
25
Fri
Shoreline Science Workshop @ Bandon High School, Yachats Commons, and Nehalem Meeting Hall
Jul 25 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

COASTWATCH ANNOUNCES WORKSHOPS ON SHORELINE SCIENCE

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.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) @ Nazarene Church
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

Summer Reading Family Storytimes
Jul 25 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Bring the kids to Family Storytimes at the Bethel and Sheldon Branches of Eugene Public Library every Friday at 10:15 a.m. During Summer Reading season – June, July, and August – join the fun with special guest storytime leaders every week. Admission is free.

Starting in June at Bethel Branch, join entertaining educators Rich Glauber on June 6 and June 27, Kellee Blanchard on June 13, and Shauna Dyer on June 20.

Sheldon Branch will feature Shauna Dyer on June 6, Rich Glauber on June 13, Kellee Blanchard on June 20, and Kelly Terwilliger on June 27.

For more information, contact Eugene Public Library at 541-682-8316.

Sponsored by Eugene Public Library, Eugene Public Library Foundation, and the Friends of Eugene Public Library.

GREEN VALLEY MUSIC FEST @ Dean Family Farm
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 27 @ 9:00 pm

Staged on the Dean Family Farm (2005 Green Valley Road, Oakland Oregon 97462), The Green Valley Music Fest is located a few miles west of historic Oakland, Oregon on a family run eco-farm.

The festival takes place in an old horse riding arena on top of the hill with a gorgeous view of the Green Valley and breath-taking sunsets. An old wagon wheel road used to go through the fields. The festival is an entire weekend of bluegrass, folk and indie music and also features performance artists such as interpretive dancers, hulahoopers, belly dancers, aerial silks, poi, stand-up comedy and fire juggling. There is a variety of local beers, wines and food karts on site. In a natural Oaks Savannah, there is a beautiful camp ground available for tents, buses and vans all weekend.

We hope you will come and enjoy good food and make new friends with us the last weekend of July every year!

We are family-friendly and kids under 12 will always be free.
Website: www.greenvalleymusicfest.com
Facebook: Green Valley Music Fest
Email: greenvalleymusicfest@gmail.com
Phone: (503) 319-7638

Tickets are available through the Green Valley Music Festival website and all major debit/credit cards and paypal are accepted.

Tentative Schedule of Events:

FRIDAY, July 25
*Campers & Volunteers welcome at 10am
2:30 Festival Introduction & Performance by JonCarl & Marty DeGroot: Acoustic Bluegrass
MC: Tom Hasvold, Sound Manager: Rob Sidle 4:00 Whisky Barrel Rockers: Bluegrass/Rock 6:00 SIRI VIK: Indie Cover Songs
7:45 Mystical Oasis Dance Co. (Belly Dancers) 8:00 The Pitchfork Revolution: Bluegrass
8:45 LED Poi by Lesley Burke
9:00 HotQua String Band: Bluegrass
9:45 Stand-up Comedy by JIRO
10:00 Jive Coulis: Funk/Rock
12:00 DJ Sofa Soul Late Night Show: Records-only Soul DJ Adriel Camacho

SATURDAY, July 26
12:30 Solo performance by Greg Botsford: Loop artist 2:00 Hollerbodies: Bluegrass 4:00 Solo performance by MAI (Pronounced My): Bluegrass 6:00 Jive Coulis: Funk/Rock
7:45 The SubRosa Dance Collective: Interpretive dance performance 8:00 Tone Red: Bluegrass
8:45 The Super Hoopers (Hula hooping & fire hoop performance) 10:00 Moon Mountain (Ramblers): Bluegrass 12:00 DJ Sofa Soul Late Night Show: Records-only Soul DJ Adriel Camacho

SUNDAY, July 27
11:00 Rolling Waves: Celtic
1:00 Alicia & Alex: Acoustic Townes Van Zandt cover song performance 3:00 Roses & Whiskey: Bluegrass/Folk 5:00 Charlie & The Chin-ups: Bluegrass/Cowboy Rockabilly 7:00 Sons of the Soil: Bluegrass/Irish Folk

*Campers are welcome to stay until Monday, July 28th at Noon.
There will be a variety of local beer, wine & food karts on-site. Campers are welcome to bring food, but due to high fire danger no fires are allowed. For safety, there are no dogs or outside alcohol allowed either. A full set of rules & regulations are listed on the website.

Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band @ Central Park, Sutherlin, Oregon
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A night of Bluegrass Music with the Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band. Free admission. Bring your blanket, chair, & picnic. Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band features banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, upright string bass and 3-part vocals. Members are Gene Hodson, Liz Crain, Francis Stephenson, Jon Mac Parker and Joe Ross. The members have many years of experience playing bluegrass, classic country and other styles of music. The group has been together for two years, forming 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, restaurants and special occasions throughout the greater southern Oregon region.  Band info and bookings: 541-670-9120 or rossjoe@hotmail.com

Movies at the Lake @ Dexter Lake State Park
Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Dexter fire dept presents free movie night at DexterLake State Park.

Movie starts at dusk on June 21st.

Paper airplane building and races start at 8 p.m. then the movie Turbo starts at dusk.

Jul
26
Sat
Shoreline Science Workshop @ Bandon High School, Yachats Commons, and Nehalem Meeting Hall
Jul 26 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

COASTWATCH ANNOUNCES WORKSHOPS ON SHORELINE SCIENCE

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.