Event Calendar

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

St. Peter Yard Sale! @ St. Peter Catholic Church
Aug 22 @ 8:30 am – Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm

Annual Community Sale featuring a huge assortment of household furniture and appliances.  Plus, sporting and outdoor goods. Fantastic selection of clothing, bikes, toys and seasonal items.

Great bargains and food too!

August 22 8:30 – 4:00
August 23 8:30 – 2:00

McKenzie Art Festival @ Mckenzie Fire and Rescue Center, Leaburg
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 24 @ 3:45 pm

The McKenzie Art Festival is an annual fundraising event and a great venue for artists to show and sell their work. This festival has been around for a lot of years; people come from near and far to enjoy the art along with food and entertainment.

The art includes wood, glass, jewelry, watercolor, pastel, oil, pottery, basket making, colored pencil and lavender products.

Movies at the Lake @ Dexter Lake State Park
Aug 22 @ 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.

Shoreline Science Workshop @ Bandon High School, Yachats Commons, and Nehalem Meeting Hall
Aug 23 @ 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.

Neighborhood Yard Sale @ Oakleigh Lane, Eugene, OR
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm
Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive @ Delta Oaks Wal-Mart
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm

Join EEF and the Eugene Delta Oaks Walmart as we “Stuff the Bus” with school supplies for students! Donation barrels are located at Walmart (1040 Green Acres Road) through August 24 to receive new school supplies for back to school 2014. Items needed include pens, pencils, rulers, glue sticks, folders, 3-ring binders, backpacks, calculators, tissues, erasers and such. Packaging must be new and unopened. Bundles of school supplies will be available for purchase on August 23rd and 24th between 11-4, as well as vendor displays and other activities. EEF representatives and volunteers will be on hand to “Stuff the Bus” with your donations for Eugene area students in need.

History of the U.S. Women’s Movement @ Downtown Eugene Public Library
Aug 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
On Saturday, August 23, at 3:00 p.m., the Downtown Eugene Public Library will host an illustrated talk on the “History of the U.S. Women’s Movement.” Admission is free.
Papers certifying ratification of 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution were signed to give women the right to vote on August 26, 1920. Join Olivia Taylor-Young and Kirk Taylor to learn about the seven-decade struggle that led to that accomplishment, and the progress of the women’s movement since.
For more information, contact Eugene Public Library at 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.
Springfield Community Band Concert @ Island Park
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Springfield Community Concert Band presents a free symphonic band concert in Island Park, Springfield. The concert will take place on Saturday, Aug. 23rd at 4:00 p.m. The band, directed by Dana Demant, will perform pieces such as Lassus Trombones, Selections from Man of La Mancha, the Captain America March, and other crowd favorites.

Free Shakespeare in the Park @ Amazon Community Park
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

presents: Antony & Cleopatra

Antony & Cleopatra Opens Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 6:00pm Playing Saturdays & Sundays August 2 through August 24 at 6:00pm Outdoors on the south lawn at Amazon Community Park 2700 Hilyard St, Eugene OR 97405 Amazon Phone: (541) 682-5373 Performances of Antony & Cleopatra are FREE.

Now celebrating our SIXTEENTH year!
Free Shakespeare in the Park presents the action packed romantic drama of William Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra.
Bring a picnic, blanket, family, and friends, and join us for an evening of fun in beautiful Amazon Community Park, 2700 Hilyard Street in Eugene, Oregon 97405.

Performances of Antony & Cleopatra run for four weekends in August beginning August 2 & 3 and running through to August 23 & 24. Show starts at 6:00pm. For more information call the Amazon Office phone at 541-682-5373 .