Event Calendar

August – September 2014

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

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.
The Celtic Tradition in Cottage Grove @ Bohemia Park
Sep 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

An Irish “hooley” (party) is planned to open Cottage Grove’s FREE Concerts in the Park, which continue every Wednesday through September 10! Join The Celtic Tradition for lively jigs, reels, hornpipes, aires, pub songs & ballads. Based in Eugene and Roseburg, The Celtic Tradition is Linda Danielson (fiddle, vocals), Janet Naylor (harp, vocals) and Joe Ross (mandolin, guitar, concertina, hammered dulcimer, vocals). The trio is always a crowd-pleaser with its great musical variety. You might also hear some Scandinavian tunes, as well as other traditional world dance music, in their repertoire. Bring a blanket, picnic and the whole family. Band info and bookings: 541-673-9759 or rossjoe@hotmail.com

Cottage Grove concerts offer up a variety of local musical entertainment to please all ages.  Bring your picnic or purchase your cuisine there. Bring a friend and support your local growers, musicians, and their sponsors.  You’ll be glad you did!  The 6:30 – 8 p.m. shows continue in beautiful Bohemia Park every Wednesday through Sept. 10th. Brought to you by the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce.

Here is the complete 2014 Line-up for Cottage Grove’s Concerts in the Park!!!
June 18 – The Reveleers…Revisited (Classic Rock, local)

June 25 – Peace N Love (Modern Rock, local)

July 02 – The Celtic Tradition (Celtic Festival music, Roseburg)

July 09 – Koko Bola (Groove Jazz, Eugene)

July 16 – Breakers Yard (Delta Blues and Ragtime, local)

July 23 – CASCADA (Latin Guitar, Bay area CA)

July 30 – Annie Mae Rhodes Band (Bluegrass, local)

Aug 06 – Steel Wool (Classic Folk Rock originals, Eugene)

Aug 13 – The Fret Boys (Classic Rock, Creswell)

Aug 20 – Windy Ridge (Country Rock, local)

Aug 27 – Flies with Honey (Unspecified Rock, local)

Sep 03 – Blue Skies Big Band (Classic Swing Jazz, Eugene)

Sep 10 – Left of Yellow (Pop Cover, local)

Don’t let the repeat of the word “rock” fool you. There is a lot of variety of music this season. Every week will be different than the next and we have great bands that are looking forward to breaking in the new Bohemia Park Amphitheater with style and an abundance of awesome talent.

CLICK HERE for the Celtic Tradition

CLICK HERE for more information on Cottage Grove Concert in the Park Series

Community Advisory Council Meeting @ Oregon Coast Community Action Building
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Community Advisory Council for Western Oregon Advanced Health, Coordinated Care Organization, is scheduled to meet on Thursday, September 4, 2014, from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. at the Oregon Coast Community Action Building, located at 1855 Thomas St., in Room 215, in Coos Bay.

The meeting is open to the public, with a section of the agenda set aside for public comment at 1:00 p.m.

Organize to Optimize Your Small Business @ Downtown Eugene Public Library
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn how to “Organize to Optimize Your Small Business” at a free talk on Thursday, September 4, 6:00 p.m., at the Downtown Eugene Public Library.
Discover new ways to optimize your time, space, and effort with productivity consultant Jan Lehman. She will offer thought-provoking, practical advice on how to get more done, feel less stressed, and increase your job satisfaction.
For more information, contact Eugene Public Library at 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.
Sponsored by Eugene Public Library, LCC Small Business Development Center, SCORE: Counselors to America’s Small Business,
Friends of Eugene Public Library, and Eugene Public Library Foundation.
Shoreline Science Workshop @ Bandon High School, Yachats Commons, and Nehalem Meeting Hall
Sep 5 @ 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.

@ Science Factory Children's Museum & Exploration Dome
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Discover science with your preschooler.  Interactive learning stations designed to create an experience that will ignite your child’s curiosity and interest in science.  Come join us for a day of bubble fun

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) @ Nazarene Church
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band @ My Coffee & Wine Experience
Sep 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band at My Coffee & Wine Experience

Event Description:TGIF Party featuring the Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band. Come and try the coffee or wine with a delicious house made muffin, pastry or hot yummy Panini. My Coffee & Wine Experience also makes fresh salads and soups daily! $4 cover. Music booked by Shasta Ray Productions.

Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band features a rustic, traditional, mountain bluegrass sound with banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, upright string bass and 3-part vocals. Members are Gene Hodson, Liz Crain, Francis Stephenson, Mac Parker and Joe Ross. The members have many decades of experience playing bluegrass, classic country and other styles of music. The group formed in 2010 when they saw a classified ad for a “Bluegrass Band Needed for Pig Roast BBQ.” The Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band now plays frequently at festivals, fairs, park concerts, restaurants and special occasions throughout the greater southern Oregon region.
Band info and bookings: 541-673-9759 or rossjoe@hotmail.com







The Corn Stalkers @ Downtown Eugene Public Library
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Corn Stalkers
A concert of rock and roll, country,
rockabilly, pop, surf, & swing
First Friday, September 5, 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library
10th & Olive
On Friday, September 5, 6:00 p.m., the Downtown Eugene Public Library will host a free concert by The Corn Stalkers.
The Corn Stalkers play a lively mix of rock and roll, country, rockabilly, pop, surf, and swing. Their spirited sound never fails to get a crowd moving. Come have bushels of fun with Paula Hunt (fiddle, mandolin, dobro, guitar, and vocals); Chris Pontrelli (lead guitar); Gary Hunt (drums, acoustic guitar); and Joe Hughes (bass).
The Downtown Library is open until 8:00 p.m. the First Friday of each month. For more information, contact Eugene Public Library at 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.