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
Neighborhd Sustainability Stewards Class @ Grace Lutheran Church
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 16 @ 8:30 pm

:Make a difference in your community – join the Neighborhood Sustainability Steward Program. Attend an 8-week course to increase your knowledge of energy savings and sustainable living practices in your own home. The course meets on Monday evenings starting January 26th, 2015. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn how you can do your part to combat climate change. Register at: https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/812 (closes Jan. 12).

Crowd funding campaign for Oregon web @ kickstarter
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm

Support local filmmaking and become a backer of “The Duel”, a ten part mystery series coming to the web in 2016.  Visit “The Duel”‘s crowd funding campaign page on Kickstarter.com to contribute and show your support.

Secret in the Wings Play
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 31 @ 10:00 pm
Shoreline Science Workshop @ Bandon High School, Yachats Commons, and Nehalem Meeting Hall
Jan 31 @ 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 Music Time @ Downtown Eugene Public Library
Jan 31 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Family Music Time
Every Saturday at 10:15 in JANUARY
Downtown Eugene Public Library
10th & Olive
Kids and family are invited to sing and dance their way into the weekend at Family Music Time on Saturdays in January, 10:15 a.m.at the Downtown Eugene Public Library. Admission is free.
On January 3, elementary school teacher Bryan Reed will really make learning rock. On January 10, Pia and Jason Robbins of Little Timbre Studio will share songs, rhymes and music. On January 17, Emily Fox will play lively fiddle tunes.
Join Anahid Bertrand on January 24. She is fluent in musical fun — and six languages! On January 31, singer/songwriter Rob Tobias will perform classics, originals, and tunes made up on the spot.
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