Event Calendar

August – September 2014

Aug
20
Wed
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

Aug
26
Tue
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

THANK YOU!

Aug
29
Fri
Movies at the Lake @ Dexter Lake State Park
Aug 29 @ 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.

Aug
30
Sat
Shoreline Science Workshop @ Bandon High School, Yachats Commons, and Nehalem Meeting Hall
Aug 30 @ 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.

Write the Perfect 10-Minute Play @ Downtown Eugene Public Library
Aug 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Write the Perfect 10-Minute Play
A workshop with Paul Calandrino & Connie Bennett

Saturday, August 30, 1:00 p.m.
 
Downtown Eugene Public Library
10th & Olive
 
FREE
 
What’s a 10-minute play? How is it different from a skit, sketch, or vignette? How does a writer handle structure, character, dialogue, and theatricality in such a short piece?
Learn the answers to these questions and more at “Write the Perfect 10-Minute Play,” a workshop on Saturday, August 30, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Downtown Eugene Public Library. Admission is free.
Instructors Paul Calandrino and Connie Bennett have produced the annual Northwest 10 Festival at Oregon Contemporary Theatre in Eugene for the past 6 years.
 
Calandrino is an award-winning playwright who holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. His work “Big Life” was a finalist in the 2011 National 10-Minute Play Contest. He regularly teaches playwriting and screenwriting at Oregon Contemporary Theatre. Short plays by Bennett, the Director of Eugene Public Library, have been produced in a number of U.S. states and Canada. Her work “Gray Reflections” was a finalist in the 2010 National 10-Minute Play Contest.
 
This workshop is part of Create! Eugene, a project featuring more than 100 creative workshops in the local area during the month of August. For more information, contact Eugene Public Library at 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.
Hometown Buffet Food Drive @ Hometown Buffet
Aug 30 @ 3:30 pm – Aug 31 @ 8:30 pm

Help us support Food for Lane County by bringing in 3 nonperishable food items to the Springfield Hometown Buffet located at 3000 Gateway Springfield Or. 97477 and you will receive $3 off an adult dinner.

Saturday 30 3:30pm to 8:30pm & Sunday 11am to 8:30

Swap don’t Shop @ Thurston Park
Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Bring out your GENTLY used clothes, shoes,coat’s,socks all of your stuff stays together for easy to find for you to TAKE BACK HOME WITH YOU.The idea behind this event is for families to find “new”clothes for the kiddo’s for back to school (yes any age children can come and find clothes) and less stress and worry about purchasing items for your children at the store.
If you have items you don’t feel comfortable bringing that you would normally want money for leave them at home. I explain it to my daughters as a no money yard sale.A pay it forward way to help others in our community, at the same time de-cluttering your house.
You will need to bring your own tables/blankets if you’d like to put your things on.you leave your items together so you can find your things easier to take home. you leave your items and walk around and find new things for your kids. everyone at every event has been very respectful of everyone’s things no one over takes, everyone has been amazing keep it up  Yes your children may come with you, they need to be supervised at ALL TIMES. REMEMBER TO PLEASE HELP ME CLEAN UP BEFORE YOU LEAVE, PLEASE TAKE YOUR ITEMS HOME, PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY TRASH AT THE PARK.Don’t want swap don’t shop a bad name.

You may start setting up 30mins before hand. Everyone who comes will need to take home everything they brought. DO NOT LEAVE anything behind again. Do Not bring anything broken, stains,holes,stains to swap/ The space we are using will need to be cleaner than before we got there, its a group effort. Thanks so much . Please RSVP so I have a head found thanks so much and look forward to seeing everyone again.

Aug
31
Sun
Shoreline Science Workshop @ Bandon High School, Yachats Commons, and Nehalem Meeting Hall
Aug 31 @ 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.

Sep
1
Mon
Labor Day Picnic @ Jack B. Lively Memorial Park Picnic Shelters
Sep 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

1:00 to 4:00 on Labor Day, Monday September 1, 2014. The Lane County Central Labor Council will be assisted again by Eugene/Springfield Solidarity Network / Jobs with Justice (ESSN) and other local unions including United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) who will be in charge of barbequing hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers. Guests bring delicious pot luck items and feast on fresh corn on the cob.  Iced beverages will also be provided but no alcoholic beverages are permitted at this event in compliance with Lively Park requirements.
There will be live music, door prizes, Labor Recognition Awards, and speeches by local dignitaries. Lively Park features a wonderful playground for children and is right next to SPLASH, an indoor water park featuring slides, a wave pool and kiddie pools. (SPLASH charges admission.) There will be opportunities for the media to interview the guest speakers as well as capture the fun and the spirit of union workers and their families at a fun event that focuses on the pride of American workers.
Come enjoy corn on the cob and the camaraderie of union friends and family – young and old at the Lane County Central Labor Council’s annual Labor Day Picnic! Please bring a side dish. No alcohol please.

Sep
2
Tue
Genealogy: Next Steps @ Sheldon Branch of Eugene Public Library
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Exploring your family tree? Learn advanced tips at “Genealogy: Next Steps,” a free class at the Sheldon Branch of  Eugene Public Library on Tuesday, September 2, 6:00 p.m. The Sheldon Branch is located at 1566 Coburg Road.
 
This two-hour, hands-on class will cover topics including in-depth Internet searching, how to organize data and keep track of sources, and the benefits of connecting with the genealogy community online.
 
This class is designed for those who have already attended Eugene Public Library’s introductory genealogy class. Internet skills are required. For more information, contact Eugene Public Library at 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.