Event Calendar

Sep
20
Sat
Cycle the Lakes Bike Ride @ Bohemia Park
Sep 20 @ 7:00 am – Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm

The Rotary Club of Cottage Grove will host the 4th annual Cycle the Lakes Bike Ride in Cottage Grove.  Choose from 32, 67 or 102 mile rides.  Gaze upon picture-perfect views of Dorena Lake, Cottage Grove Lake, covered bridges, rivers and streams.  Each ride includes the Row River Trail, a national recognized Rails-to-Trails path.  Food stations on the routes, along with support vehicles, help ensure a great ride.

Adult registration through September 6th is $35 and $40 beginning September 7.  Registration for age 17 and under is $25 through September 6 and $30 beginning September 7.  Get a free bike safety check if you register by September 6.

The Oregon Covered Bridge Festival will be held in Cottage Grove on September 19-20 in conjunction with Cycle the Lakes.  There will be live music and a number of fun activities for everyone.  Bring the family and friends.  Bike riders can enjoy the route of their choice and the Festival while other members of your party can enjoy the whole range of activities of the Festival.

Check out our website for more information.

Shoreline Science Workshop @ Bandon High School, Yachats Commons, and Nehalem Meeting Hall
Sep 20 @ 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.

Drag Boat Races at Dexter @ Lowell State Park on Dexter Reservoir
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm

Columbia Drag Boat Association last home race of the season. Races begin at 9am each day, get your $2 off coupon at Bi-Mart
ADMISSION: $10 Saturday, $12 Sunday ($20 for weekend pass)
Parking: $3 per day

http://www.cdbaracing.com

Umpqua Valley Barrel Tour @ Cottage Grove & Sutherlin
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of Fall in the Umpqua Valley. Immerse yourself in deep reds and yellows of the changing vineyard leaves. By bus, you’ll visit the wineries and sample wines beautifully paired with food. It couldn’t be a more perfect time to learn about the wineries and the winemaking process from our skilled winemakers – it’s Harvest season! You’re sure to enjoy the fall colors, and the reds, whites and blush in the glass as well!

Harrisburg Harvest Festival Pull @ Harvest Festival Grounds
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm

Harrisburg Harvest Festival Tractor and Truck Pull

This two day festival has a little bit of everything! Come and enjoy two full days of tractor and truck pulling, live music, kids carnival, food and arts and craft vendors, horseshoe tournament, bounce houses, beer garden, dance, pie-eating contests, cowboy church, and antique tractor and car displays! You can come for the day or stay and party for the whole weekend. Come see how Harrisburg throws a PARTY!

Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band @ Idleyld Lodge & Restaurant
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band will perform at Idleyld Lodge & Restaurant from 3 – 5 PM on Saturday, September 20. The band has a mountain-styled rustic bluegrass sound with banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, bass and vocals. Formed in 2010, the band keeps busy playing at fairs, festivals, pubs, restaurants and special events.

Idleyld Lodge & Restaurant is at 23834 N Umpqua Hwy, Idleyld Park, OR 97447 TEL. (541) 496-0088

Idleyld Lodge offers dining facilities, bed and breakfast, and outdoor supplies store. Includes photographs, room rates, and area activities. The full-service restaurant is open daily from 8 AM to 8 PM, except on Wednesdays, when they close at 2 PM. Enjoy Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner inside the Lodge or out on our deck anytime.

IdleYld Lodge, pronounced “Idle-Wild,” is near great fishing, rafting, and 25 waterfalls. And their hospitality will bring you back! The historic lodge can accommodate  needs for lodging, meetings, weddings, receptions, theme parties, fundraisers, reunions…you name it, they can do it!  They feature four non-smoking rooms each with private baths, Satellite TV, Free WIFI and breakfast to start the day off right! Enjoy your meal in our Great Room by the large river rock fireplace then stop by our game room for a game of ping-pong or pool.

Located 20 miles east of Roseburg,  Oregon and 3 miles past Glide, Oregon,  IdleYld Lodge is the perfect destination for anyone seeking a mountain getaway, nature hike, scenic road trip, mountain bike ride, world-class steelhead & trout fishing, waterfall viewing, bird watching & more.  GPS Coordinates are 43.3233050-123.0270350.

www.idleyldlodge.com

Tween Scene and Teen Book Groups @ Downtown Eugene Public Library
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Now is the time for tween and teen readers to pre-register and pick up books for the September meetings of Eugene Public Library’s free book groups for youth. The groups will meet on Thursday, September 25, at 4:00 p.m. at the Downtown Library.
This month, the Tween Scene book group for grades 4 through 6 will talk about “Ella Enchanted” by Gail Carson Levine. In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against a childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.
 
The Teen Book Group, for middle and high school youth, will talk about “Eleanor and Park” by Rainbow Rowell. This award-winning novel tells a story of first love between two teens who don’t fit in. Sharing comics and music, they begin to realize that they might just fit together.
 
Pre-register and pick up the books at the Downtown Library Children’s Center or Teen Desk now. 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.
Sep
21
Sun
Shoreline Science Workshop @ Bandon High School, Yachats Commons, and Nehalem Meeting Hall
Sep 21 @ 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.

Douglas Community Hospital Reunion @ Umpqua Valley Arts Center
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Douglas Community Hospital Annual Reunion – Potluck. All previous employees,friends and family invited.Sunday Sept. 21st at the Arts Center on Harvard Blvd. Roseburg, OR

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.