Event Calendar

Sep
24
Wed
eBooks for Kindle @ Downtown Eugene Public Library
Sep 24 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn how to get the most out of your Kindle at free hands-on workshops led by helpful experts at the Downtown Eugene Public Library.
“eBooks for Kindle” on Wednesday, September 24, 2:30 p.m., will teach how to download free eBooks from Eugene Public Library.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices. 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.
UO SPICE! Science Open House @ Willamette Halle Atrium, University of Oregon Campus
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence (SPICE) and UO STEM CORE will hold the 4th annual “Science Open House” September 24, 2014 in the Willamette Hall Atrium (6:30pm-8:30pm) on the University of Oregon (UO) campus.

The purpose of the event is to help connect community families and educators to science outreach programs on campus and in the community.  All activities are completely free and open to the public.  There will be something fun for children of all ages.

Hands-on activities and demonstrations will include the Flubber Factory, the Egg Drop, Laser Maze, Science Jewelry-making, and much more.  Attendees can also sign up for the Science Pentathlon where they will complete five activities in the core science disciplines (biology, chemistry and physics). Lane Ignite which will present a table on the Common Core State Standards and you: “Learn about the Common Core approach to mathematics education from UO experts who are helping out local districts!”

Parking & Directions
Willamette Hall is on 13th street between Agate & University near the heart of campus.  Close parking after regular business hours can be found in staff lots 2, 5, & 12.  Additional parking can be found on 15th between Agate and University and long University and Agate between 15th & 18th.

The EMX also droops off at the intersection of Franklin Blvd and Agate St (grid I8). From there it is a short walk to Willamette Hall.

Questions? Contact spicescience@uoregon.edu

Sep
26
Fri
Shoreline Science Workshop @ Bandon High School, Yachats Commons, and Nehalem Meeting Hall
Sep 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.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) @ Nazarene Church
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

FREE CHILD SAFETY FAIR @ Lassen Chevrolet Toyota auto dealership
Sep 26 @ 3:00 pm – Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm

The Keeping Kids Safe Project will be hosting a free child safety fair in Albany on September 26th and 27th to provide children with free fingerprints and photographs. The child safety organization will take a child’s fingerprints and send them home directly with parents. Parents can use the record to turn directly over to authorities anywhere in the world to instantly aid in an investigation. There will also be community organizations present to provide safety information and entertainment for families. Join us at the Lassen Chevrolet Toyota auto dealership at 1205 Price Rd in Albany from 3PM -7PM on Friday September 26th and 10AM-4PM on Saturday, September 27th.

Sparkling Nights with Jen Sennett @ Domaine Meriwether Winery
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lovely and talented musician Jen Sennett plays September 26th from 6-9pm for Sparkling Nights. Enjoy food for purchase from Comforts Mobile Cuisine, and try our award winning wines! Join us every Friday night for live music, great food and drink, and so much more! Free admission.

ORB – A Tribute to Roy Orbison @ Drain Civic Center
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The North Douglas Performing Arts presents “ORB” – A Tribute to Roy Orbison.

Stone Soup Cartoonist Speaker @ Northwood Christian Church
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jan Eliot, author and Stone Soup Cartoonist will speaker at a fundraiser for Northwood Christian Church in Springfield  on Friday Sept 26 at 7 pm.

The event includes music, goodies, book purchases and autographing.

Child care will not be provided

Sep
27
Sat
Shoreline Science Workshop @ Bandon High School, Yachats Commons, and Nehalem Meeting Hall
Sep 27 @ 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.

Weekend of Inquiry with Gangaji @ World Forestry Center, Cheatam Hall
Sep 27 @ 9:30 am – Sep 28 @ 5:30 pm

The Inner Dive: Discovering the Truth of Yourself

Using the gift of self-inquiry, Gangaji will support you in cutting through the egoic strategies of seeking control, and invite you to open to the effortless simplicity of lasting fulfillment and peace—the truth of who you are.
The weekend program includes of two meetings with Gangaji and an afternoon video program each day.

“This is an invitation to shift your allegiance from the activities of your mind to the eternal presence of your being.”

As a teacher and author, Gangaji travels the world and shares her direct experience of the essential message she received from her teacher Papaji, powerfully articulating how it is possible to discover the truth of who you are and be true to that discovery.