Event Calendar

Jan
8
Thu
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.

Jan
14
Wed
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.

Jan
21
Wed
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
FREE
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
541-682-5450
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Jan
26
Mon
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).

Jan
27
Tue
One-on-One Computer Help @ Downtown Eugene Public Library
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
One-on-One Computer Help
Monday, January 5, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 13, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 27, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Pre-register for individual appointments: 541-682-5450
Downtown Eugene Public Library
10th & Olive
FREE
The Downtown Eugene Public Library will offer “One-on-One Computer Help” on Monday, January 5, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Tuesday, January 13, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.;
and Tuesday, January 27, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sign up in advance for appointments by calling 541-682-5450.
Friendly, patient, and expert Library staff will respond to each participant’s concerns, including basic computer skills, e-mail, and Word; searching the Library catalog or the Internet; and how to use Library computers to download, save, or print from e-mail accounts or the Internet.
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
541-682-5450
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Weaving together culture and habitat @ Veneta Community Center
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

All are welcome to join the Long Tom Watershed Council on Tuesday, January 27 for a fascinating presentation on the cultural heritage of the Long Tom Watershed. This event will weave together a Tribal view of habitat management and explore some of the native species that are important to Indigenous people and hold cultural value. Learn about the traditions, stories, and uses of native plants and animals from educator Brenda Brainard of the Eugene 4J School District Natives Program, and staff from the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians will discuss habitat improvement from a Tribal perspective.  Don’t miss this fun, engaging, and free presentation! Time & Location: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Veneta Community Center, 25192 E. Broadway Ave. (by community pool). Refreshments provided. Visit www.longtom.org, or call 541-338-7060 for more information.

Jan
28
Wed
Risky Business? Buying and Selling Goods @ Downtown Eugene Public Library
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Risky Business?
Buying and Selling Goods in Ancient Amphoras
A talk by visiting archaeologist Mark Lawall
Wednesday, January 28, 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library
FREE
On Wednesday, January 28, 6:00 p.m., the Downtown Eugene Public Library will host an illustrated talk by archaeologist Mark Lawall titled “Risky Business? Buying and Selling Goods in Ancient Amphoras.” Admission is free.
Visiting scholar Mark Lawall will talk about marketplace practices in ancient Greece and Rome, where many goods were bought and sold in plain clay jars called amphoras.
It was long believed that amphoras came in standard sizes, but with unique designs for each place of origin, with the style of the jar serving to advertise the local wine or oil inside. However, research over the past two decades has shown that containers from different cities and territories actually shared similar shapes. And while some jars were standardized for volume, others were not. Also, amphoras contained items other than wine or oil, and were sometimes refilled with new goods once they were emptied.
Scholars know that people regularly purchased amphoras filled with wine, honey, chopped meat, olive oil, and other products. But how did ancient buying and selling work? How did shoppers know which merchant of unlabeled products to trust?
Mark Lawall is an award-winning Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Manitoba, specializing in Archaic through Hellenistic transport amphoras, ancient economies, and archaeology. His work has been widely published, and he has conducted field work on amphoras in many locations including Athens, Corinth, Ephesos, the Kyrenia and Pabuc Burnu shipwrecks, Troy, and Rhodes.
This talk is sponsored by Eugene Public Library, the Eugene chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America, and the University of Oregon Classics Department. For more information, contact Eugene Public Library at 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.
Sponsored by Eugene Public Library, the Eugene chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America,
and the University of Oregon Classics Department.
Eugene Public Library
541-682-5450
Jan
29
Thu
Junction City Open House @ Oregon State Hospital,
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Oregon State Hospital invites you to come and tour its recently completed Junction City campus at 29398 Recovery Way, Junction City, on Thursday, January 29, 1 – 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Hospital staff will be on hand to tell visitors about the new hospital, types of treatment and how people recover from mental illness.
For more information, call 541-465-2554.