Event Calendar

One-on-One Computer Help @ Eugene Public Library
Aug 9 @ 2:30 pm – Aug 27 @ 3:30 pm
Eugene Public Library will offer free “One-on-One Computer Help” during a drop-in session on Tuesday, September 9, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Downtown Library.
Friendly, patient, and expert Library staff will respond to each participant’s concerns, including basic computer skills, e-mail, and Word; searching the Library catalog or the Internet; and how to use Library computers to download, save, or print from e-mail accounts or the Internet.
For more information, contact Eugene Public Library at 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.
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

Dancing Weasel @ The Dancing Weasel Toy Store
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm

Dancing Weasel Toy Store’s Community Fundraiser for The Roving Park Players

After sponsoring the August performances of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, The Dancing Weasel Toy Store continues their generous support of The Roving Park Players with a fundraising event August 26–30!
It’s easy as counting 1, 2, and 3.

1. Shop at The Dancing Weasel Toy Store on the dates below.
2. Tell the store’s sales team you are here for The Roving Park Players.
3. And all purchases made in the organization’s name will earn the organization 20% of the sales!

The sky’s the limit on how much is raised so invite your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and everyone in between!

It’s a great time to support your local community!

Event Dates: August 26 through 30

Call 541-246-8781 for info!

Location: The Dancing Weasel Toy Store, 30 E. 17th Ave., Eugene 97401


Freedom and Dialogue in Polarized World @ Downtown Eugene Public Library
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Freedom and Dialogue in a Polarized World
Wednesday, August 27, 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library
10th & Olive
On Wednesday, August 27, 6:00 p.m., the Downtown Eugene Public Library will host a free talk by Sharon Schuman about her book, “Freedom and Dialogue in a Polarized World.”
Schuman argues that some of our society’s most cherished ideas about freedom, such as being left alone to do as we please, have failed us because they promote polarized thinking. Rooted in literature, political theory, and Mikhail Bakhtin’s theories of language, she introduces a new concept: dialogic freedom.
According to Schuman, “In today’s polarized world, prevailing concepts of freedom as autonomy and enlightenment have encouraged us to take refuge in echo chambers among the like-minded. These concepts encourage us to shut out the voices of those who dare to disagree. We need a new way to think about freedom.”
Schuman shares moments of choice from literature, ranging from Homer’s “Iliad” to Morrison’s “Beloved,” to illustrate “reading for and with dialogic freedom.” She also discusses the practical application of this philosophy to the debates about abortion, terrorism, gun control, and other polarizing issues.
Sharon Schuman has taught literature and interdisciplinary seminars at Deep Springs College, Willamette University, University of Oregon, and Oregon State University. 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.
Neighborhood Ice Cream Social @ Campbell Community Center
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Campbell Center Hosts Neighborhood Ice Cream Social

Spend an evening enjoying ice cream and musical rhythms at Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., on Thursday, August 28, 5:30- 7p.m. Enjoy live music by The Corn Stalkers and the artwork on display by Campbell’s plein air oil painting class. It’s Free! And drop in.

BEE JAZZY! @ Silvan Ridge Winery
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

BEE JAZZY! A Beyond Toxics Benefit To Save Bees at Silvan Ridge Winery in Eugene

Event Description:WHAT: BEE JAZZY!…a FUN Beyond Toxics benefit to save bees, featuring Silvan Ridge wine, music by the Zac Wolfe Band and a silent auction! Sponsored by Oregon’s Constant Gardener. Help us continue our work to Save Oregon’s Bees.

WHERE: Silvan Ridge Winery

WHEN: Thursday, August 28, 2014 – 6 to 8 PM

TICKETS: $30 (includes 1 voucher for a glass of wine). Buy tickets on our web site or send your checks made out to Beyond Toxics (P.O. Box 1106, Eugene, OR 97440)

Spread out your blanket and relax under the summer evening sky as you enjoy a glass of your favorite Silvan Ridge wine and listen to music by the Zac Wolfe Band.

MORE: http://www.beyondtoxics.org/get-involved/events/

Start Date & Time: August / 28 / 2014 at 6:00pm

End Date & Time: August / 28 / 2014 at 8:00pm

Venue: Silvan Ridge Winery

Address: 27012 Briggs Hill Rd., Eugene, OR 97405

Cost (if applicable): $30 per person (includes a voucher for a glass of wine)

The Lost Princesses: A Musical Tale @ Lebanon High School Auditorium
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A musical fantasy fundraiser.
It’s bedtime, but Molly doesn’t want to hear Hansel and Gretel… The witch from Hansel and Gretel is so jealous that she banishes the princesses and erases them from the memories of the princes! With the help of the her Fairy Godmother, Molly joins forces with Hansel and Gretel to set things right, but all is not as easy as it seems when the princes find and fall in love with the wrong gals. Characters abound from your favorite bed time stories and chaos ensues…. Can Molly, Hansel and Gretel fix things and what will be the end result of the mayhem?

Start Date & Time: August / 28 / 2014 at 7:00pm nightly and a 2:00pm matinee

End Date & Time: August / 30 / 2014 at 9:00pm

Shoreline Science Workshop @ Bandon High School, Yachats Commons, and Nehalem Meeting Hall
Aug 29 @ 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.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) @ Nazarene Church
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

Summer Reading Family Storytimes
Aug 29 @ 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.