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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 01.05.06



.This Week's Calendar | Galleries | Music @ the Clubs

Deadline for Calendar and Art in the Galleries submissions are noon on Thursday, a week before the issue that covers your event. Send an e-mail with event, date, time, location and cost to attend to Molly at cal@eugeneweekly.com

 

Need more art in your life? Make a resolution to start each month with the Lane Arts Council First Friday ArtWalk, which kicks off 2006 with Carol Phillips, the Hult Center's director of programming, as its leader. The first stop, appropriately, is the Hult Center, for a look at the space's extensive indoor public art collection. Stop #2 stays in the building but heads downstairs to Jacobs Gallery for "Allusion and Allegory," work by Eric Petersen and Beverly Soasey (including Soasey's Know What You Prefer, above). White Lotus Gallery is Stop #3, where you'll see selected work by gallery artists including Helen Liu, Connie Mueller, Gary Tepfer and Jamie Newton. The short but sweet walk ends at New Zone Gallery, where work by more than 40 members of the New Zone Artists Collective is on display. Many other galleries downtown are open late but not part of the walk; be sure to stop by Circle of Hands, which is hosting one last party before closing its doors for good at the end of the night. And don't forget the Eugene Public Library, which has gotten into the First Friday game: This month they celebrate the birthday of former U.S. Poet Laureate William Stafford with readings of his work and "American Songs of Protest," a talk with music by Twilo Scofield of Oregon Chautauqua. See Friday Calendar.



We may have made a few predictions of our own for 2006 (see last week's cover story), but we can't measure up to Johanna Mitchell, who for 23 years has made annual predictions based on planetary alignments. Tsunami Books hosts her upcoming talk, "The Astrology of 2006," which includes forecasts for each Zodiac sign and the city of Eugene — and on top of that, it's a fund-raiser for Laurel Hill Center, a rehabilitation facility for adults with serious mental illnesses. Get a glimpse of the future for a very worthy cause. See Wednesday Calendar.



Who would have thought the fluffy, obscenely catchy songs of Swedish superstars ABBA would have made for a hit musical? Not us. But the simple fact that Mamma Mia! is stopping in Eugene on its national tour ought to tell you something. If not, try this line from the press release: "With more productions playing simultaneously around the world than any other musical, Mamma Mia! is now the world's #1 show." Zoinks. The plot involves a girl who, on the eve of her wedding, is seeking the identity of her father, who is likely one of three men from her mother's past. The music — and we assume this is the important part — includes "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance on Me" and more. Mamma Mia! rolls into the Hult Center this week for a five-night run. For a preview, tune in to KWVA and give Reverend Marc Time's radio show, "The Sunday Morning Hangover," a listen; this week features the story of ABBA and a celebration of the music that inspired the musical. See Tuesday (and Sunday) Calendar.



THURSDAY, JANUARY 5

Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:49pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32

GATHERINGS Women's Business Network monthly meeting with networking, buffet lunch and presentation by Christine Schaefer on "Doing What You Love," 11:45am, Eugene Hilton. Reservations recommended at 984-8778. $15, $12 members.

Information sessions on the OASIS tutoring program in which adults 50 and older tutor local elementary students, 1pm today and Thursday, Jan. 12, Meier & Frank second floor rotunda, Valley River Center. 342-6611 ext. 2601.

Mayor Kitty Piercy's State of the City Address, 5:30pm, Hult Center Lobby. FREE.

KIDS Book Buzz for grades 1-6, "Don't Fidget a Feather!," 4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Book Group discussion of your choice of short story collections, 6:30pm, Bethel Library. FREE.

ON THE AIR "Breakfast With Nancy," features Norman Soloman, 6am, KOPT 1600 AM.

"The Jefferson Exchange" discusses dog training tips with Jean Donaldson, author of The Culture Clash and Dogs are from Neptune, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" features "Dr. Quantum and the Spiritual Laws of Physics" with Fred Alan Wolf, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6

Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:50pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33

ARTS/VISUAL Lane Arts Council First Friday ArtWalk led by Hult Center Director of Programming Carol Philips, 5:30pm, beginning at Hult Center lobby. See lanearts.org for stop details. FREE.

5:30pm art openings include Robin Hostick, DIVA; Shirley D. Cross, Randall Ingalls and Joy Descoteaux, Emerald Art Center. 6pm art openings include Ila Kriegh, City View Deli; John Holdway, Gallery at Opus6ix; Kent Goodman & Jennifer Leister, Mrs. Thompson's Herbs, Folklore & Gifts. 6:28pm art openings include George Rhinko, Cosmos Corbin, David Norem, J.A.E. and Rob Adams, Museum of Unfine Art & Record Store.

COMEDY Eugene Wilders vs. Autzen Masters, 8pm tonight and tomorrow, ComedySportz Theater. $8, $6 stu.

GATHERING Pacifica Forum: "New Year, New Reporting," 4pm, 128 Chiles, UO. 344-0483. FREE.

KIDS Tot Science Discovery Day: Weather, 10am, Science Factory. $10 per parent/child combo; members free.

Pajamarama storytime with video of The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS William Stafford Birthday Party and American Songs of Protest with Twilo Scofield of Oregon Chautauqua, 6pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

William L. Sullivan lecture and slideshow on New Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades, 1:30pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, Spfd. Register at 736-4444. FREE.

MUSIC Peter Giri, noon, Rose's Diner, Spfd. FREE.

Michael Kevin Daly & Richie G., 6pm, Mrs. Thompson's Herbs, Folklore & Gifts, 27 W. 5th. FREE.

Darby O'Gill, 7pm, Borders Books. FREE.

Swing Shift, 7:30pm, John Henry's. 21+ show. $5.

Phamous Phaces (CD release), Easterly, 10pm, Diablo's Downtown Lounge. 21+ show. $5.

ON THE AIR "Breakfast With Nancy," features Hart Williams, Mad Mac & astrologer Johanna Mitchell, 6am, KOPT 1600 AM.

"The Jefferson Exchange" features Tom Cole of Kids Unlimited of Southern Oregon, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

SPRITUAL "Healing Power of Qigong" seminar with Suman Sensei, 10am, Petersen Barn Community Center; 1:30pm, Campbell Senior Center. Register at 515-0462. FREE.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 7

Sunrise 7:47am; Sunset 4:51pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33

ARTS/VISUAL Oregon Crafted open studio weekend, artist studios in Lane, Linn, Lincoln and Benton Counties will be open for visitors, 10am-4pm, various locations. Oregon Crafted guidebook required. www.oregoncrafted.org

An opening for "Nelson Sandgren: Oils, Watercolors, Prints and Drawings," 1pm, Karin Clarke Gallery. FREE.

COMEDY Eugene Wilders vs. Autzen Masters continues. See Friday.

GATHERINGS Slavic Festival, 9am-11pm today and 9am-8pm tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.slavichome.org$5.

Foam recycling event, bring #4 polyethelene foam, #5 polypropelene foam, #6 polystyrene foam, foam food trays and foam packing peanuts, 9am-3pm, Glenwood Transfer Site, 3100 E. 17th Ave. FREE.

Rainbow River Womyn meeting, lesbian social group, 5pm, McMenamin's North Bank. Sue, 741-1210. FREE.

The Misfats, the world's fattest Misfits cover band, return to John Henry's Saturday.

MUSIC Cas Lucas, 7pm, Borders Books. FREE.

The Idit Shner Quartet, 9pm, Luna. 21+ show. $6.

Eagle Park Slim's Birthday Bash, 9pm, Quacker's. 21+ show. FREE.

Mill Race (CD release), Root Villa, 10pm, Diablo's Downtown Lounge. 21+ show. $5.

A Tribute to CBGB with The Misfats, Blondage and The Romanes, 10pm, John Henry's. 21+ show. $5.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION GEARs ride: Bailey Hill, Fern Ridge and beyond, 25-40 miles, 10am, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Obsidians trip, Midnight Lake cross-country, 6 miles. See YMCA board for details.

PETS "Positive Redirecting of Negative Behaviors," an As You Wish Canine Obedience seminar, 2pm, Amazon Community Center. 496-4115. FREE; people only, no dogs.

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 8

Sunrise 7:47am; Sunset 4:52pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33

ARTS/VISUAL Oregon Crafted open studio weekend continues. See Saturday.

GATHERINGS Food Not Bombs serves meals, 3pm-5pm, near deer mural at Washington Jefferson Park. FREE.

Slavic Festival continues. See Saturday.

LITERARY ARTS Book Group discussion of Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather, 2pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

MUSIC Cascadia Forest Defenders Benefit with The Ol' Howl and Smash, Piss Artists, 8pm, Sam Bond's Garage. 21+ show. $5-$15.

ON THE AIR "The Sunday Morning Hangover" features the story of ABBA, celebrating the music of Mamma Mia!, 8am, KWVA 88.1 FM.

"The Son of Saturday Gold" features "Elvis '56," 11am, KRVM 91.9 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION GEARs ride: breakfast ride to Lucky Logger Café in Walterville, 30-47 miles, 10am, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Northwest Association for Adult Competitive Kickball game, 1pm, 20th & Washington. myspace.com/eugene_nwaak

Obsidians trips: Midnight Lake cross-country, 6 miles; Redtop Mountain cross-country, 8 miles. See YMCA board for details.

SPIRITUAL Sunday devotional service on "Prayer and Meditation," 10am, followed by adult spiritual enrichment program, 10:30am, Eugene Baha'i Center. 344-3173. FREE.

Screening of The Jew in the Lotus, video about Rodger Kamenetz, 11am, Center for Sacred Sciences. 345-0102. FREE; discussion and potluck brunch included.

"What Would Jesus Think About the War in Iraq?" forum, 5pm, Springfield Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1072 Main, Spfd. FREE.

Dances of Universal Peace, devotional dances from many traditions taught to all ages, 7pm, St. Mary's Episcopal Church. FREE.

Taize, 7pm, Unity of the Valley. Nettie, 767-0953.

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 9

Sunrise 7:47am; Sunset 4:54pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33

BENEFIT Community Toilet Paper Party, a benefit for local charities, donate new, wrapped rolls or packages of toilet paper through Jan. 12 at YMCA, Girl Scouts or U.S. Bank. The party, with airplane building, is 3pm Thursday, Jan. 12, U.S. Bank, 8th & Willamette. 343-6511.

GATHERINGS Eugene Astronomical Society meeting with "Learn to Use Your Brand New Telescope" information fair, 7pm, Science Factory. $1 don.

River Road Community Organization meeting, 7pm, River Road Annex. Rob, 689-6372. FREE.

LECTURE "Complexity 101: An Overview of Complexity Sciences," first in an 11-week series, 6:30pm, ProtoTista. 762-1217. www.prototista.org FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Socrates Café book group discusses Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

ON THE AIR "Breakfast With Nancy," features Phyllis Bennis and study circle on racism, 6am, KOPT 1600 AM.

"The Jefferson Exchange" discusses the challenges of providing rural health care as coverage from the Oregon Health Plan and Medicare changes, with Susan Scheufele, CEO of Siskiyou Community Health Center, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"'60s Beat" features music and conversation with Paul Revere and the Raiders, 5pm, KVRM 91.9 FM.

"UO Today" features Julianne Newton on the ethics of photography, 10:30pm tonight, 10:30am & 7:30pm tomorrow and 7:30am Nov. 9, Community TV of Lane County Ch. 29; 8pm Nov. 9, Educational Access Television, Ch. 23.

THEATER "Cartoon Theater" with puppetmaster Gabriel Ponti, 7:30pm, Blue Door Theater, LCC. FREE.

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 10

Sunrise 7:47am; Sunset 4:55pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33

GATHERING Intercambio: Conversation Circles / Círculos de Conversación, adults and teens practice English and Spanish, with Hora de Diversión for grades 1-6, 6:30pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

"How to Adopt" information meeting, 6:30pm, Holt International Children's Services. Becky, 342-7557. FREE.

Eugene Hardy Plant Group meeting with "Lessons Learned" presentation by Pam Harper, 7pm, Agate Hall, UO. 343-0882. Members free; membership $20/year.

LECTURE "Climate Change 101: A Lecture About Global Warming and Climate Change," first in an 11-week series, 6:30pm, ProtoTista. 762-1217. www.prototisa.orgFREE.

"Peak Oil: Challenges and Opportunities at the End of Cheap Petroleum," a presentation by Richard Heinberg, with introduction by Mayor Kitty Piercy, a fundraiser for the Eugene Permaculture Guild, 7pm, Eugene Hilton. 344-7196. $5.

LITERARY ARTS Explorations book group discusses Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

MUSIC Eugene Youth Symphony Winter Performance featuring flute soloist Beth Walker, 7:30pm, South Eugene High School. 484-0473. $7, $3 stu., $15 family.

Greg Davis, Sebastian Roux, Bird Show and more, 8:30pm, DIVA. $5.

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Secret Chiefs 3, 9pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 dos.

ON THE AIR "Breakfast With Nancy," features Carlos Aguirre, Latin American Studies professor at the UO, 6am, KOPT 1600 AM.

"The Jefferson Exchange" discusses guitars, guitar repair and the passion and profession of guitar playing with Steve Spaulding and Jeff Pevar, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"UO Today" continues. See Monday.

SPIRITUAL Bruno Groening Circle of Friends healing circle, 7pm, EWEB. Phyllis, 684-6798. FREE.

THEATER Mamma Mia!, 8pm tonight, tomorrow and Jan. 12-14; 7pm Jan. 15; 2pm Jan. 14 & 15, Hult Center. $35-$60.

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11

Sunrise 7:46am; Sunset 4:56pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33

The UO's Winter Sociology Film Series kicks off with The Wide Blue Road at Prince Lucien Campbell Hall Wednesday.

FILM The Idiot, Episode 1, 6pm; The Sky, the Plane, the Woman, 7pm; Brigade, Episode 1, 9pm, all in Russian with English subtitles, 111 Pacific, UO. FREE.

The Wide Blue Road, 7pm, 180 PLC, UO. FREE.

GATHERINGS "Future Signs: The Astrology of 2006," annual astrology forecast by Johanna Mitchell, 7pm, Tsunami Books. Don.

Cajun/Zydeco Dance, 7pm, World Café. Helmut, 344-0748. FREE.

LECTURES "Underrepresent-ed Perspectives on Indigenous Cultural Survival in Southern Africa," Holly Lemasurier, noon, 330 Hendricks, UO. FREE.

"Biology 101: From Atoms to Autopoiesis: An Introduction to the Chemistry of Life," first in an 11-week series, 6:30pm, ProtoTista. 762-1217. www.prototisa.org FREE.

Craig Lesley reads from Burning Fence at Borders Books Wednesday.

LITERARY ARTS Craig Lesley reads and signs Burning Fence: A Western Memoir of Fatherhood, 7pm, Borders Books. FREE.

ON THE AIR "Breakfast With Nancy," features Bob Jensen, 6am, KOPT 1600 AM.

"UO Today" continues. See Monday.

SPIRITUAL Green Tara Commentary and Practice (Part IV) with Tulku Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche, 6:30pm, Nyen-Gyud Samten Choe Ling Tibetan Buddhist Study Center. 554-9696. $10-$15 sug. don.

Interfaith Service of Prayer and Reflection focused on feeling the presence of the Divine, with representation from Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, Native American, Sikh, Mazda Yasna and Quaker communities, 7pm, First Christian Church. FREE.

THEATER Betrayal previews, 8pm tonight and tomorrow, Lord Leebrick Theatre. $8.

Mamma Mia! continues. See Tuesday.

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12

Sunrise 7:46am; Sunset 4:57pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33

BENEFIT Community Toilet Paper Party, build airplanes with toilet paper and tape, 3pm, U.S. Bank, 8th & Willamette. 343-6511.

GATHERINGS Catholic Community Services Open House, 10:30am-1pm, Springfield Service Center, 1025 G St. FREE.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, 6:30pm, Willamette High School. FREE.

Information sessions on the OASIS tutoring program continue. See Thursday, Jan. 5.

KIDS Gimme Games for grades 1-6, play word and storytelling games, 4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS "Unleashing Your Primitive Dog" with novelist John Reed, 6:30pm, Baker Building, 975 High. Valerie, 896-3511. $5-$10 sug. don.; Willamette Writers members free.

MUSIC Pacifica Quartet, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $12-$29.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses national security and computer defense with James Adams of Vortx Inc., 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" features "Raising a Wondrous Child" with Dawna Markova, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

THEATER Mamma Mia! continues. See Tuesday.

Betrayal previews continue. See Wednesday.

VOLUNTEER Volunteer orientation, 6:30pm, WOW Hall. 687-2746.

 

CORVALLIS EVENTS 

THURSDAY, JAN. 5 Corvallis Community Theatre presents Bullshot Crummond, 8pm tonight, tomorrow and Jan. 7; 2:30pm Jan. 8, Majestic Theatre. $10, $8 stu., sr.

Blood Pressure Clinic, 9am-11am, Corvallis Senior Center. Make an appointment at 766-6959. FREE.

FRIDAY, JAN. 6 An opening for "Series: A Diverse View," work by Donna Beverly, Carolee S. Clark and Signe Davis, 5pm, Benton County Historical Museum. FREE.

SATURDAY, JAN. 7 Corvallis Indoor Winter Market, fresh produce, dairy, vegetables, art and more, with special guests the Chintimini Wildlife Rehabilitation Raptors, 10am-2pm, Guerber Hall, Benton County Fairgrounds. 456-2004. FREE.

MONDAY, JAN. 9 Perpheral Neuropathy support group, 7pm, Corvallis Senior Center. Phyllis, 929-6779. FREE.

TUESDAY, JAN. 10 Alzheimer's support group, 1:30pm, Corvallis Senior Center. Glenda, 745-5104. FREE.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11 Pacifica Quartet, 7:30pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. $22.

Random Reviews: Karen Hopson discusses classic gardening books, noon, Corvallis Library. FREE.

THURSDAY, JAN. 12 Lecture by visiting designer Elliot Earls, 7pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. FREE.

 

Ricky Skaggs plays the RiverCity Bluegrass Festival in Portland this weekend. See On the Road listings.

ON THE ROAD

Note- Continuation dates for out-of-town events are listed under the first day of the event.

FRIDAY, JAN. 6 RiverCity Bluegrass Festival featuring Earl Scruggs and Family and Friends, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Yonder Mountain String Band, Misty River and more, all day today, tomorrow and Jan. 8, Oregon Convention Center, Portland. www.ticketswest.com

Vintage Singers present "Twelfth Night," 7:30pm tonight and tomorrow, First Presbyterian Church, Roseburg. $5, $12 family.

An opening for "A Visible Representation of Time," work by Marilyn Peer, Vern Oremus and Ona M. Dehne, 5pm, Galleries at the Events Center, Florence. FREE.

SATURDAY, JAN. 7 Pioneer Hopyard Vineyard tasting, 1pm-5pm, The Wine Place, Yachats. FREE.

Willamette University Chamber Choir, Willamette Singers and Willamette Brass Ensemble Winter Tour Kickoff Concert, 7pm, Hudson Hall, Willamette University, Salem. FREE.

Elizabeth Engstrom discusses "How to Write a Sizzling Sex Scene," 10am, Anna Maria Creekside Retirement Resort, Medford. Lori, 955-9365.

SUNDAY, JAN. 8 Public meeting with Gangaji, 4pm, Stevenson Union, SOU, Ashland. 800-267-9205. $15 sug. don.

MONDAY, JAN. 9 Kris Kristofferson, 8pm, Aladdin Theater, Portland. $39.50 adv., $42 dos.

Mark Kozelek plays Portland Thursday, Jan. 12. See On the Road listings.

THURSDAY, JAN. 12 Mark Kozelek, Corrina Repp, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, Portland. 21+ show. $13.

Oregon Essential Oil Growers League 57th Annual Meeting, 9am-4pm today and 8:30am-noon tomorrow, Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, Gleneden Beach. 503-364-2944.

 

ATTN: OPPORTUNITIES

Auditions for new members of the Eugene Concert Choir and Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble will take place Jan. 11. To schedule an audition, call Diane Retallack, 687-6865. Auditioners should prepare a solo song, be prepared to sing scales and demonstrate tonal ability, and have some sightreading ability.

Auditions for the Lane Community College Chamber Orchestra and Symphonic Band will be held from 3pm-8pm Tuesday, Jan. 10 and Thursday, Jan. 12 in room 142 of building 6 on the LCC campus. The auditions are open to students and community members. For information and to make an audition appointment call 342-3257.

Community Puppet Theater seeks volunteer puppeteers and stage assistants for The Magic Camel, Saturdays Jan. 21 through March 4, performances to be announced. For information call 206-4678.

Willamette Leadership Academy is conducting a can and bottle drive as a new year fundraiser. To donate cans and bottles with an Oregon redemption value, contact Thomas at 998-7323 to schedule a pickup or time to drop cans and bottles off at the school.

The Florence Events Center Art Committee seeks artists to participate in the "Rent-A-Rod" show. The show is open to artists working in any 2-dimensional medium except photography, and will allow artists to "rent" the gallery's hanging rods for $10 per rod. Each rod can hold up to three paintings depending on size. For information pick up an entry form at the Florence Events Center or call Pat, 271-0874. Deadline is Jan. 15.

 

DANCE LISTINGS

TH: Adult ballet—10 & 5:30, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.

Adult/teen ballet—6, The Shedd. Starts Jan. 12. www.oregonballetacademy.com

Adult urban beat jazz dance—4:30, In Shape Fitness. 517-9665.

Argentine tango, all-level—8; Studio B. www.eugenetango.com

ÐBailámos! dance concepts en Español for ages 3-4—3:30, Washington Park Community Center. 689-3233.

Hip hop, beginning/intermediate—4, Paradise Dance Studio. 747-1323.

NIA—9 & 6, Body Now (women only); 9, Studio B; 5:30, YMCA; 5:30, Willamalane Adult Activity Center. www.nia-nia.com

Salsa, Cuban style with Josh Remis—8, In Shape Fitness. Starts Jan. 12. josh@eugenesalsa.com

Sparkplug Dance, creative dance for teens and adults—6:30, Washington Park Community Center. 689-3233.

Swing aerobics—noon, Paradise Dance Studio. 343-7826.

FR: Adult ballet—5:30, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.

Bhangra—6, Yoga West.

Capoeira, all-level—7, In Shape Fitness. www.capoeiraeugene.org

Flamenco, beginning—5. 431-1640.

Friday Night Dance—9, StaverDanceSport. 746-6268.

HoopDance—7, Core Star Cultural Center. www.mandalahoops.com

NIA—9, Body Now (women only); 5:30, In Shape Fitness (868-5900). www.nia-nia.com

Salsa—9, Studio B. 687-0678.

Salsa—9, Vet's Club Ballroom. www.eugenesalsa.com

Tango, intro class—8; Milonga (social dance)—9, The Tango Center. www.tangocenter.org

SA: Adult ballet—10, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.

African, all-level—11, Skinner Butte Park near Campbell Senior Center. 653-2840.

Ballroom, Latin—7:15, Studio B. www.alexanderdanceonline.com

Brazilian (Samba, xe, Coco, Maracatu, Forro)—1, Core Star Cultural Center. 686-5708

Healing dance & yoga—11, Fool's Paradise Tea House. 653-2840.

NIA—9, Body Now. Women only. www.nia-nia.com

Pre-ballet/creative movement—11:30, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.

New Year's Eve Salsa Party—9; Vet's Club Ballroom. 683-1384.

Tango intro class—8; Milonga (social dance)—9, The Tango Center. www.tangocenter.org

Tango with Homer Ladas—9, Eugene Tango Center.

West African, all levels—6:30, Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis. 753-6833.

SU: Ballet, intermediate—4:30, InShape Fitness.

Bellydance workshops with Razia: New Year, New Moves—noon; New Drum Solo Choreography—2:30, TaDaDance Studio. 228-4094.

Capoeira, all-level—7, Core Star Community Space. www.capoeiraeugene.org

Contact improvisation—4, Eugene School of Ballet. 607-9416.

International—7:15, In Shape Fitness. 726-7548.

Lindy, advanced—5; intermediate—6; Lindy hop swing basics—7, Agate Hall, UO. www.thejointisjumpin.com

NIA—12:30, In Shape Fitness. www.nia-nia.com

West African—11, WOW Hall. 687-2746.

MO: Adult ballet—5:30, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.

Afro-rhythmic dance fitness—10, Paradise Dance. 747-1323.

Capoeira, all-level—8, In Shape Fitness. www.capoeiraeugene.org

Flamenco, beginning—7. 431-1640.

Jazz, intermediate—11, Paradise Dance. 747-1323.

NIA—9 & 5, Body Now (women only); 9 & 7, Eugene School of Ballet (868-5900); 9:30 & 5:30, Tamarack Wellness Center; 9:30, YMCA. www.nia-nia.com

Tap, beginning—7, Paradise Dance. 747-1323.

West Coast swing—7, Agate Hall, UO. www.68swing.com

TU: Adult ballet—10, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.

Adult dance—9, The Shedd. www.oregonballetacademy.com

African—6:30, Fool's Paradise Tea House. 653-2840.

Dancesport Fever, ballroom dance for ages 6-12—4, Studio B. 431-1177.

Eugene Swing Team—7, Rock 'n' Rodeo. 687-9464.

Hip hop, beginning/intermediate—5:30; Bhangra—7, Paradise Dance Studio. 747-1323.

International folk—7, St. Mary's Episcopal Church. 461-9328.

Mom and Me for ages 2-4—10:15, The Shedd. www.oregonballetacademy.com

NIA—9 & 6, Body Now (women only); 9, Studio B; 9, YMCA; 5:30, Willamalane Adult Activity Center. www.nia-nia.com

Neuro Nurture developmental movement for babies and parents—10:30, Sparkplug Dance. www.sparkplugdance.org

WE: Adult ballet—5:30, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.

Afro-rhythmic dance fitness—10, Paradise Dance. 747-1323.

Bellydance with Astryd deMichele, beginning/intermediate—7:30, Ballet Fantastique. 683-7778.

Capoeira, all-level—8, In Shape Fitness. www.capoeiraeugene.org

Contact improvisation—5:30, Agate Hall, UO. 343-2913.

Dance in earth tones—9, Studio B. 342-4690.

Flamenco, beginning—6. 431-1640.

Fluid movement—9, Tamarack Wellness Center. 683-9501.

Jazz, intermediate—11, Paradise Dance. 747-1323.

NIA—9 & 5, Body Now (women only); 10:30, Core Star; 7, Eugene School of Ballet (868-5900); 5:30, Tamarack Wellness Center. www.nia-nia.com

Pilates mat—9, The Shedd. www.oregonballetacademy.comPre-ballet for ages 3-4—10, The Shedd. www.oregonballetacademy.com

Swing, lindy hop—8, Studio B. www.eugenelindy.com

Tap, beginning—4:30, Paradise Dance. 747-1323.

 

ONCOING EVENTS

thursdays

ARTS/VISUAL Buddhist art, 7pm, Dzogchen Dharma Center. Registration required at 431-1066.

GATHERING Womenspace LGBT drop-in/support group, 7:30pm. 302-2417.

Por Eso Somos Amigos/For This We Are Friends, bilingual workshop, 5:30pm, Turtle Island Health Care.

Brain Injury Group II meeting, share dilemmas, offer encouragement and hope, 11am, Jefferson Park Recreation Room, Cottage Grove.

Eugene Chess Club meeting, 7pm, Vet's Club. 485-5471.

KIDS Baby storytime, 10:15am & 11am, Downtown Library. 682-8316.

Pre-school storytime, 10:30am, Bethel & Sheldon Libraries. 682-8316.

Pre-literacy activities for parents and children, 10am, Community Center, Creswell.

LITERARY ARTS Science of Spirituality book group meeting, 7pm second and fourth Thursdays, Borders Books.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Eugene Women's Rugby Club practice, no exp. necessary, 6pm, Alton Baker Park. 338-0238.

VOLUNTEER Help out at the Delta Ponds Enhancement Project, 1pm, Delta Ponds. 913-1292.

fridays

ARTS/VISUAL Open studio, bring projects and ideas to work on, 11am-4pm Fridays, Saturdays and Wednesdays, Applegate Art Gallery, West Lane Center, Veneta. 935-4286.

GATHERINGS Low-cost spay-neuter surgeries for pets by appointment, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 607-4219.

Drum circle, 7pm, Mother Kali's Bookstore.

LGBTQ youth group, ages 13-18, 4pm, Amazon Community Center. 684-3466.

KIDS Pre-school storytime, 10:30am, Bethel Library. 682-5766.

ON THE AIR Informed Talk, Eugene/Springfield community dialogue, 4pm, KWVA 88.1 FM.

SPIRITUAL Free Reign, party in the name of Jesus with live local bands and speakers, 8pm, Centennial Christian Center, Spfd. freereign@juno.com

VOLUNTEER Construct raised beds, sow seeds, learn propagation and more, 2pm, Alton Baker Park Native Plant Nursery. 913-1292.

saturdays

GATHERINGS Co-dependents Anonymous meeting, noon, White Bird.

Community Puppet Theater, make marionettes, shadow and rod puppets and rehearse for The Magic Camel, 1pm through March 4. For location and information call Norma, 206-4678. SS.

KIDS Trillium Pregnancy & Family Resources "Walking With Bellies," 10am, meet at Owen's Rose Gardens. 579-0670.

Family Music Time, 10:15am, Downtown Library & Bethel Library (Spanish/English). 682-8316.

Dog Tale Time, kids read to supportive canines, 2pm, Downtown Library. Register at 682-8316.

Planetarium viewings, "Up in the Sky," 1pm; "Saturn: New Discoveries," 2pm, Science Factory. $4.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Gay and lesbian tennis group, 2pm. Kevin, 686-2557.

Eugene Frontrunners, LGBTQ runners and walkers, 9am, 15th and Agate. 683-2692.

One-hour fast bike rides, noon weekdays, Bike Friday. (800) 777-0258.

Oasis Indoor BMX, 6:30pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. Registration takes place for two hours before race. $12 race fee; spectators free.

SPIRITUAL Outdoor Tai Chi, 9am, Alton Baker Park. Register at 688-5857. $5.

VOLUNTEER Help pull English Ivy from Eastgate Woodlands and Greenway, 9am-noon first and third Saturdays, meet at the boat ramp off Aspen St. 736-4048.

sundays

GATHERINGS Potluck chorus led by Val Rogers, 5pm. Register at 344-8931.

LGB 20s/30s social club, 10am. 485-3437.

"UO, Nike, Nanotechnology, Eminent Domain and University Privatization and Militarization" discussion group, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza.

KIDS Planetarium viewings, "Up in the Sky," 1pm; "Saturn: New Discoveries," 2pm, Science Factory. $4.

ON THE AIR "The Sunday Morning Hangover" with Reverend Marc Time, exotica, lounge, novelty, outside music, stupid songs and bizarre children's music, 8am, KWVA 88.1 FM. www.kwvaradio.org

"Anarchy Radio" with John Zerzan, talk radio, news opinion, call-ins, occasional guests, 11pm, KWVA 88.1 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Oasis Indoor BMX, noon, Lane County Fairgrounds. Registration takes place for two hours before race. $12 race fee; spectators free

Gay and lesbian tennis group, 2pm. Kevin, 686-2557.

SPIRITUAL Sunday Morning Yoga, Kriya Tantra mudra movement meditation led by Stephen, 9am-10:30am, 439 2nd. Donation.

Qigong, 9am, Maurie Jacobs Park. Register at 688-5857. $5.

Chenrezig (Bodhisattva of Compassion) practice, 10am, Nyen-Gyud Samten Choe-Ling Tibetan Buddhist Study and Meditation Center. www.ngscl.orgSunday devotional service, 10am; adult enrichment program, 10:30am, Eugene Baha'i Center. 344-3173.

Meditation and practice of the Buddha Path, 11am, Dzogchen Dharma Center, 2895 Oak St.

Sunday services including meditation, chanting and a talk on a Buddhist topic by priest Ejo McMullen, 9am, Eugene Zendo. 302-4576. FREE.

Women's Sacred Sound Circle with Auriel Loux, 6pm. For registration and location call 342-3336. $10 drop-in.

Way of the Tao Drum Medicine Wheel, 7pm second and fourth Sundays, Yurt, 2826 Floral Hill. 915-5723. Donation.

mondays

ARTS/VISUAL MuseArt Drawing Group, draw local musicians, 6:30pm, World Café. 543-9704. $5 don.

GATHERINGS Co-dependents Anonymous meeting, noon, St. Mary's Episcopal Church.

French conversation, 4pm. 937-2304.

LGBTQ youth group, ages 18-24, 5pm, WCA. 345-5088.

SASS drop-in women's support group, 7pm. 484-9791.

HEALTH Free confidential HIV testing, 4pm. 342-5088.

ON THE AIR Amy Goodman's Democracy NOW!, 7am M-F, KWVA 88.1 FM and 5pm M-F, CTV Channel 29.

Inform Radio, progressive news and community affairs, 6:30pm, KWVA 88.1 FM.

"Blood on the Saddle," country & western favorites with the Kranky Kowboy, 7pm, KWVA 88.1 FM. Request line: 346-0645.

SPIRITUAL Yoga for body and mind, 9am, Campbell Senior Center. Register at 688-5857. $5.

Heal Your Body, breathing, meditation, stretching, 4pm, 2580 Hilyard. 461-7789. $5 don.

Womens' bible studies, 6:30pm, Testimonies Coffee House & Bookstore. 935-0858.

Men's bible studies, 6:30pm. 915-1351.

VIGIL "Women in Black Standing for Peace," 5pm-5:30pm, 7th Avenue & Pearl St.

tuesdays

GATHERINGS Medicine Buffalo Women Society discussion, 7pm, Eugene Evangelical Church.

Women's circle, 11am and 7pm. 517-9655.

Katrina jam and potluck, social and music jam with Hurricane Katrina folks and friends, 8pm, 366 Clark St. 684-9656.

KIDS Toddler storytime, 10am, Barnes and Noble. 687-0356.

Toddler storytime, 10:15am & 11am, Downtown Library. 682-8316.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Eugene Women's Rugby Club practice, no exp. necessary, 6pm, Alton Baker Park. 338-0238.

Show and Go GEARs rides, 10am, meet at Alton Baker Park. 345-3941.

SPIRITUAL Open Sky Shambhala Meditation group, 7pm, 100 West Q Street, Spfld.

Truth For Today study, 7pm, Harlow Lodge. 915-1351.

Tai Chi in the Park, Yang 24-step form in breath and presence, led by Stephen, 1pm, near the VRC footbridge. Donation.

Yoga for body and mind, 9am, Campbell Senior Center. Register at 688-5857. $5.

Tai Chi in the Park, 6:30pm, Washburne Park (20th & Agate). 338-2170. $5.

VIGIL "Practicing Being Peace," silent meditation, 8:15am-8:45am, Federal Building.

VOLUNTEER Weed, prune, mulch and plant in the Rhododendron Garden, 9am, Hendricks Park. 682-5324.

Learn about native plants while helping with upkeep and maintenance, 2pm, Stream Team Native Plant Nurseries. 913-1292.

wednesdays

GATHERINGS Co-dependents Anonymous meeting for women, 5:30pm, St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

Hemp Cannabis meeting, 6:30, Community TV Station, behind Sheldon High School.

HIV-Poz social group, 7pm, HIV Alliance. 342-5088.

Contact improvisation jam, 5:30pm, Agate Hall. 343-2913.

UO juggling club, 6pm, 220 Gerlinger. 346-4436. $1, students free.

Fun, real-life practice using Nonviolent Communication's "Langugae of Compassion," 7pm, call 484-7366 for location and information. Sug. don.

Chess Knight, informal, open play for all ages and skill levels, 7pm-9pm, River Road Parks, 1400 Lake Dr.

KIDS Trillium Pregnancy & Family Resources "Walking With Strollers," 10am, meet at Owen's Rose Gardens. 579-0670.

Old favorites and new releases on the picture book wall, 7pm, Barnes and Noble. 687-0356.

Pre-school storytime, 10am, Springfield Library.

Pre-school storytime, 10:15am & 11am, Downtown Library. 682-8316.

SPIRITUAL Shamatha (calm abiding) meditation practice, 6:30pm, Nyen-Gyud Samten Choe-Ling Tibetan Buddhist Study and Meditation Center. www.ngscl.org

Kundalini yoga, 8:45am, Yoga West. $6.

Yoga for body and mind, 9am, Campbell Senior Center. Register at 688-5857. $5.

Eckhart Tolle Power of Now Practicing Presence group meeting, 10am, Unity of the Valley Church. 344-6606.

Kirtan with Jaya Lakshmi & Friends, community gathering for prayer and meditation, 7pm, Dharmalaya. 342-7621. $5-$10 sug. don.

VIGIL Faith in Action and Progressive Responses Peace Vigil, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Federal Building.