Event Calendar

Free well water testing @ Well water testing at Thurston High School
Jan 8 @ 7:00 am – Mar 12 @ 9:00 am

The Springfield Public School’s WELL Project offers free well water testing once a month for the general public starting in January 2015. Dates of testing, locations of sample kits and more details can be obtain at www.thewellproject.education or by calling the WELL Project office @ 541.744.4140

GriefShare New Hope Eugene @ New Hope Eugene (Church)
Jan 8 @ 1:30 pm – Apr 2 @ 8:15 pm

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who have known grief and will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. It is Christian based with a weekly video and discussion groups.
The meetings run for 13 weeks.
There is a $20.00 cost for worksbooks. Scholarships are available.
We Offer afternoon and evening sessions for the Winter Series.

Start Date & Time: January / 8 / 2015 at 1:30pm or 6:30pm

End Date & Time: April / 2 / 2015 at 3:15 pm or 8:15pm

Living Well With Chronic Conditions @ Sheldon Park Senior Living
Jan 8 @ 2:00 pm – Feb 12 @ 4:30 pm

Senior and Disabled Services presents Living Well With Chronic Conditions- Developed and licensed by Stanford University School of Medicine, it is a free 6-week workshop series designed for adults with any type of chronic health condition, and teaches skills and information related to sleep, exercise, nutrition, medication use, and much more.
Join us Thursdays 1/8/15-2/12/2015 from 2:00 to 4:30 PM At Sheldon Park Senior Living. Spots are filling up; call 541-682-4103 now to register.

2015 EWEB Greenpower grant proposals
Jan 14 @ 8:00 am – Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm

We are pleased to announce that the Eugene Water & Electric Board’s Greenpower program is now accepting applications for two 2015 EWEB Greenpower Grants worth up to $50,000 each. EWEB Greenpower supports local renewable energy projects including research, education and local solar energy installations.

The EWEB Greenpower Grant program is designed to reinvest the voluntary contributions of Greenpower customers back into the community by funding high-impact projects and programs that drive advancements in renewable energy for all EWEB customers. Grants are open to not-for-profit organizations, academic institutions and government and other public agencies. The grant application deadline is Friday, February 20, 2015. We appreciate your help spreading the word to your own networks and encouraging interested organizations to apply.

The grant winners will be announced at the 2015 Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the River Edge Plaza adjacent to EWEB Headquarters, 500 E. Fourth Ave, Eugene.

Health Insurance for Oregon Workshop @ Downtown Eugene Public Library
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm
Health Insurance for Oregon
Wednesday, January 7 , 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 21, 12:00 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library
10th & Olive
Find out about free and low-cost options at “Health Insurance for Oregon,” a workshop with specially trained staff from White Bird Clinic, at the Downtown Eugene Public Library on Wednesday, January 7, 12:00 p.m. and Wednesday, January 21, 12:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Learn the meaning of insurance terminology, the differences between public and private insurance, who qualifies for which kind of plan, what’s covered by various plans, and how to apply. The presentations will cover the Oregon Heath Authority free state health insurance as well as Qualified Health Plans available for purchase.
White Bird staff are also available for individual meetings to help people understand their options and sign up for insurance.
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.
Eugene Public Library
Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show @ Lane County Convention Center
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm

10th Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show

Jan 23-25, 2015

Lane Co. Convention Center:  796 W 13th Ave, Eugene (541) 484-9247

America’s 1st Sustainable Home & Garden Show Celebrates 10 Years in Eugene!
Over 250 Sustainable Exhibits for the Home, Garden & Life.  Explore & shop Pavilions of Sustainable Good Earth Living: Home, Garden, Food, Transportation, Living & Wellness, and Recycle.  Enjoy national green building experts, sustainable living experts, NW authors, and live music.
75+ Eco-Friendly Seminars, Green Neighbors, and our signature Chickens over the Aisle!
FREE Admission with canned food donations benefiting Food for Lane County.
FREE Parking.
Fri: 5pm-9pm, Sat: 10am-8pm, Sun: 10am-5pm

Shoreline Science Workshop @ Bandon High School, Yachats Commons, and Nehalem Meeting Hall
Jan 25 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 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.

Family History Open House @ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Eugene Family History Center Open House: Sunday, January 25, 2015 Noon – 8:00 PM, 3500 West 18th Avenue Eugene

The Eugene Family History Center invites to you to bring your family and friends to come learn and find your family roots. Activities for the whole family: how-to videos, children activities/scavenger hunts/prizes, individual research assistance, photo scanning, free research information and forms. Learn about what the Family History Center has to offer including premium subscription websites like Ancestry.com and FindingMyPast.com at no charge.

The Church has established over 4,500 family history centers in 70 countries and operates one of the most popular genealogical services on the Internet free of charge at www.familysearch.org. Assistants will help individuals set up a free FamilySearch account and start their research. FamilySearch.org contains access to more than a billion genealogical records from more than 110 countries and territories.

Spanish speakers will be available to help.

Inspirational Sounds Concert @ Eugene's Good Earth Home Show
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

On Sunday, Jan. 25th, Inspirational Sounds,singing African-American Gospel, will be singing at Eugene’s Good Earth Home Show  at 1:00 p.m.
This is held at the Convention Center at the fairgrounds in the north hall.
There is no charge

Family Fun @ Downtown Eugene Public Library
Jan 25 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Family Fun
Every Sunday at 2:30 in JANUARY
Jan. 4: Bhangra Dance
Jan. 11: Postcard Art
Jan. 18: Engineer This
Jan. 25: Arcs & Sparks
Downtown Eugene Public Library
10th & Olive
During January, kids and their families are invited to a different fun event every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Downtown Eugene Public Library. Admission is free.
On January 4, jump into high-energy Indian dancing with Sat Pavan Kaur Khalsa at “Bhangra Dance.” On January 11, make “Postcard Art” to keep or send, with Sharon Kaplan of Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.
At “Engineer This!” on January 18, the University of Oregon’s Science on Demand will bring demonstrations and hands-on activities. On January 25, explore electricity at “Arcs and Sparks” with the Science Factory.
For more information, contact Eugene Public Library at 541-682-8316 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.
Sponsored by Eugene Public Library, Friends of Eugene Public Library,
and Eugene Public Library Foundation.
Eugene Public Library