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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 9.4.08

.This Week's Calendar | Ongoing 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 cal@eugeneweekly.com

It’s not every month that we give a full write-up to two of the five stops on the First Friday ArtWalk, so you should be as informed about this ArtWalk as ever. This month the tour is co-hosted by Debbie Williamson-Smith and Jill Hartz, both of the UO’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Starting with Jean Denis’ encaustic paintings of ancient Egyptian portraits at La Follette Gallery (see page 27), the walk will jump over to the Fenario Gallery for paintings and a mural installation by former Eugenean Steven Lopez (see our 8/7 issue). Stop #3 features etchings by Tanaka Ryohei and silkscreens by Kozo at White Lotus Gallery, before turning a corner and peeking at Allen Cox’s abstract paintings at Opus6ix. The final stop isn’t really a gallery, it’s the S.L.U.G. Queen competition and coronation at the Park Street Blocks, complete with costuming, talent strutting and question answering! Afterwards, you are invited to shake it. See Friday Calendar.  The Crime of Indifference by Steven Lopez

When Al Stewart was a wee lad in the south of England, learning guitar from Robert Fripp of King Crimson, he listened to The Beatles and “wanted to be Al Beatle.” But then the Rolling Stones hit it big, and he wanted to be Keith Richards. Eventually he settled on a hero more to his temperament: Bob Dylan. Shifting from a guitarist to a lyricist and vocalist, Stewart embarked on a stellar career in the U.S. that mostly floated under the pop music radar but was popular on college radio stations. Does this make him the first indie rock star? Well, Stewart’s still going strong well into his 60s and stays up to date on the music scene with a MySpace page. If you visit his MySpace, you can listen to “Katherine of Oregon,” where Stewart has “albums of photographs spread on the floor again,” but will spend his “evenings with Katherine of Oregon.” We’re not sure who Katherine is, or if she still lives in Oregon, but we hope she can make it to the Intimate Evening with Al Stewart at the Hult Center this week. See Thursday, Sept. 11 Calendar.

If you’re like us (and you’re like us if you spent every weekend this summer at least 50 miles away from Eugene in a desperate attempt at excessive camping), then you may’ve missed the opportunity to check out the local area’s many farms for prime berry picking. Well, you blew it! It’s fall now, cold as frick, and it’s apple and pear season. But it’s not too late to visit FOOD for Lane County’s Youth Farm for their Youth Farm Fest on Saturday, where you can meet the teens who toil in the soil to bring you the organic flowers, fruit and fennel at their Youth Farm Stand (as well as distribute to FFLC’s kitchens and CSA subscribers). Don’t miss the always tasty tomato taste-off! See Saturday Calendar.


Sunrise 6:40am; Sunset 7:42pm, Av High 80; Av Low 49, SnarkCast: CAVED

Arts/visual Cascade Stitchers, a chapter of The Embroiderers’ Guild of America, is hosting an open house, w/needlework display by members, 7pm, EWEB. 505-2548. FREE.

Farmers’ Market Farmers’ market, noon-5pm, 8th Ave. & Oak St. FREE.

gatherings Emerald Classic Cluster Dog Show, 8am today, tomorrow and Sept. 6-7, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Learn about volunteer opportunities with SMART (drop-in), 10am-noon, Springfield Library. FREE.

Jeff Merkley Senate campaign fundraiser, feat. Merkley, Pete Sorenson and Mayor Kitty Piercy, 5pm-7:30pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette. Don.

music Jes Karper, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

Moreland and Arbuckle, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

on the air “New Dimensions” presents “A Simple Buddhist Monk” w/Pico Iyer, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Outdoors/recreation Obsidians hike: South Cinder Peak, 13.4 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.


Sunrise 6:41am; Sunset 7:41pm, Av High 79; Av Low 49, SnarkCast: HOO-HA

Arts/visual Painters Charles Little & D. Brent Burkett’s studio sale, noon-7pm, U-Pick Flowers, on Seavey Loop near Mount Pisgah. FREE.

A public viewing of newly installed 20-foot tall mosaic by Joanne Chase, 5pm-8pm, in front of Harlequin Beads, 1037 Willamette. FREE.

Lane Art Council’s First Friday ARTWalk, hosted by Debbie Williamson-Smith of the UO’s J-Schnitz Art Museum, 5:30pm, meet at La Follette Gallery. FREE.

5pm openings include woodwork by the Splinters group, 174 W. Broadway; work by Johnny Correa, WOW Hall. 5:30pm openings include paintings by Steven Lopez, Fenario Gallery; work from the Open Studios Art Tour and “Recent Green Works” by Suma Elan, DIVA; paintings by Allen Cox, Opus6ix; ceramics by Faye Nakamura, Karin Clarke Gallery; “If the Shoe Fits,” work by local fourth graders, Museum of Natural & Cultural History; “Fare Well!,” encaustic portraits by Jean Denis, La Follette Gallery. 6pm openings include “Widescreen” photos by Dennis Galloway, Downtown Library; work by Jennifer Morell, Jimmy Mckenny, Nicole Colbath and Jeff Hurt, Museum of Unfine Art. 7pm openings include work by River Hawkins, Diablo’s Downtown Lounge; “Cut Out Cut Ups,” work by Dan Hitchcock, New Odyssey.

Farmers’ markets Springfield farmers’ market, 9am-3pm, on Main Street between 5th and 6th. FREE.

Veneta farmers’ market, 2pm-6pm, in Veneta, turn south off Hwy. 126 at the light, go three blocks, on the left. FREE.

Food/drink Beer tasting: New Belgium Brewery, 5pm-7pm, The Broadway. FREE.

Gatherings Sampler classes: “Total Body Workout” at 6:45am; “Yoga” at 9am; “Qigong” at 11am, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd. 682-5521. FREE.

Church Women United of Lane County presents a “Fair Trade/Free Trade” program, w/presenters, 9:15am, Valley United Methodist, 25133 E. Broadway, Veneta. FREE.

City Club Friday Forum: “Pumped: Biofuels in the Northwest,” w/Ian Hill & Mark Kendall, co-founders of SeQuential Biofuels, 11:50am, Downtown Athletic Club. $3.

Pacifica Forum: “Swastikas: A Personal Passion,” presentation by Billy Rojas, 3pm, EMU, UO. 344-0483. FREE.

First Friday at the Downtown Library, feat. jazz & Latin music by Clifford & Eva, opening of Widescreen panoramic prints by Dennis Galloway, 6pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

S.L.U.G. Queen Coronation, w/dancing & music, 6:30pm, Saturday Market Stage, Park Blocks. FREE.

Eugene Astronomical Society hosts a “First Quarter Friday” star party, 7:30pm, College Hill Reservoir, 24th & Lawrence. FREE.

Emerald Classic Cluster Dog Show continues. See Thursday, Sept. 4.

music Green Mountain Bluegrass Band, 4pm, Harlequin Beads & Jewelry. FREE.

Eugene Symphony presents an audition concert w/Nir Kabaretti, conductor, feat. Mozart, Shubert, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov, 8pm, Hult Center. FREE.

Moonfleet, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

The Human Revolution, The Alder Street All-Stars, 9pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $10 door.

Eric Deaton, Gravelroad, DJ Hwy. 7, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+ $7-$10.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses the fantasy and reality of becoming a rock star w/Roger Trott, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

Spiritual Dances of Universal Peace, 7pm, Eugene Friends Meeting House, 2274 Onyx Ave. 345-4951. $5 sug. don.

“Steven Sadleir’s The Science of Manifestation,” screening, discussion & refreshments, 7pm, Inside Edge Program, SGC, 390 Vernal St. www.InsideEdge-Eugene.org $5-$8. 


Sunrise 6:42am; Sunset 7:39pm, Av High 79; Av Low 49, SnarkCast: EGGY

Arts/visual Charles Little & D. Brent Burkett’s studio sale continues. See Saturday.

Benefit Open Garden Tour, benefit for The Garden Conservancy and Avid Gardeners, 10am-5pm today & tomorrow, gardens located in Eugene & Veneta open today; gardens in Springfield and Dexter open tomorrow. http://gardenconservancy.org/opendays/events.pl Don.

Comedy The Comedy Workout presents “Top Secret Comedy,” 8pm, Diablo’s Downtown Lounge. 21+. $5.

Farmers’ markets Farmers’ market, 9am-4pm, 8th & Oak St. FREE.

Southtowne farmers’ market, 9am-3pm, 28th & Oak St. FREE.

gatherings Youth Farm Fest, 10am-2pm, feat. tomato tastings, youth-led farm tours, pick your own flower bouquets, produce samples and more, 705 Flamingo Ave., Spfd. FOOD for Lane County’s Youth Farm, 343-2822. FREE.

Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, with entertainment by Geoffrey Mays, 10am; TBA, 11am; Blue Road, noon; Sweet Papa Lowdown, 1pm; Brian Cutean, 2pm; Apocalypso, 3:30pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org FREE.

Native American Wetland Cultures Day, feat. storytelling, basket making demos, drumming, dancing, kids’ activities, interpretive walks & more, 10am-4pm, West Eugene Wetlands project office, 751 S. Danebo. Bring a picnic lunch. FREE.

“Intro to Computers” for beginners, 10am, Downtown Library. 682-5450. FREE.

Open house, w/free dance lessons & theater performances, 1pm-3pm, Upstart Crow Studios. 688-8360. FREE.

Emerald Classic Cluster Dog Show continues. See Thursday, Sept. 4.

Kids/families Musikgarten, music & movement classes for kids, 10:15am (babies), 10:45am (toddlers) and 11:30am (preschoolers), Tamarack Wellness Center, 3575 Donald St. 554-3101. FREE.

Songs & stories with Pattibuff Bear, 1pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

lecture “Forest Brews and Herbal Beer-making,” 10am-1pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. 747-1504. $10. 

Lgbt Rowdy Rainbow River Womyn meet, 5pm, McMenamins North Bank. 514-1639. FREE.

Music John Jarvie and Peter Thomas play Vivaldi, Carulli & Ravel, 2pm, Atrium Bldg., 10th & Olive. FREE.

Lisa Forkish, Emily Jensen, 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Built to Spill perform Perfect From Now On, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $20 adv., $23 door.

Rupa & the April Fishes, Bindaas, 9pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $10 door.

Green Mountain Bluegrass Band, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $7.

Outdoors/recreation Run for Young Life 10k, 8am, Cottage Grove. www.eclecticedgeracing.com or 484-9883.

First Saturday Park Walk: Skinner Butte Park, 9am, meet at Lamb Cottage. FREE.

Whiteaker Bike Tour for Sustainability, 11am, meet at Red Barn Grocery, 4th & Blair. FREE.

GEARs rides: Hamm Road, 43 miles; Lorane Hwy/Fox Hollow, 28 miles, 9am, Paul’s Bicycles on W. 11th. www.eugenegears.org

social dance Boomer dance, 8pm-11pm, w/lesson at 7pm, Courtsports East, 2728 Pheasant Blvd., Spfd. 461-0319. $7.


Sunrise 6:43am; Sunset 7:37pm, Av High 79; Av Low 48, SnarkCast: WEIRDISH

Benefit Open Garden Tour continues. See Saturday.

Gatherings Coburg Antique Fair, w/food vendors and music, 8am-4pm, downtown Coburg. www.coburgorchamber.org FREE.

Chicken BBQ and community country sale, noon-4pm, Spencer Creek Grange, corner of Lorane Hwy. & McBeth Rd.

Open house and art show, 1pm-4pm, Sheldon Oaks Retirement Community, 2525 Cal Young Rd. 341-3700. FREE.

Rainbow Family potluck, 1pm, Sladden Park, N. Adams St. (3 blocks from 1st St.). Bring food & juice to share, utensils & musical instruments.

Montana in Oregon gathering, celebrate your Montana heritage, 1pm-3pm, Maury Jacobs Park. 942-5411. Bring dessert to share & utensils.

Guided tour of Aprovecho’s organic garden, straw bale dormitory, sustainable forest and more, 2pm, 80574 Hazelton Rd., Cottage Grove. www.aprovecho.net $5 sug. don.

Emerald Classic Cluster Dog Show continues. See Thursday, Sept. 4.

Music Rick Zar, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

One More Time Marching Band, 6:30pm, Washburne Park, 20th & Agate. 344-0483. FREE.

Benefit concert for Break the Chains, feat. Mood Area 52, Madam Flodd, The Whiskey Spots, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $3-$20.

Outdoors/recreation GEARs rides: Gimpl Hill, 30 miles; Pine Grove, 25 miles, 9am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

spiritual Coalessence: The Alchemy of Movement, 10:30am, Eugene Ballet Academy, 1590 Willamette. 556-4355. $5-$10.

Taize service, 7pm, Unity of the Valley Church, 39th & Hilyard. Don.


Sunrise 6:44am; Sunset 7:35pm, Av High 79; Av Low 48, SnarkCast: RUNTY

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses how to feel good when faced with a gazillion food fads and trends, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

Outdoors/recreation Women’s Climb Night at the Cruz, 7pm, Crux Rock Gym. $12.


Sunrise 6:45am; Sunset 7:33pm, Av High 79; Av Low 48, SnarkCast: MAXED

Film Silent Film Night: Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush, 8pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.

Farmers’ Markets Farmers’ market, 10am-3pm, 8th Ave. & Oak St. FREE.

Creswell farmers’ market, 4pm-7pm, behind Creswell Library on Oregon Ave. & 1st St. FREE.

gatherings Zonta Club of Eugene monthly luncheon, program: “Past, Present & Future,” 11:45am-1pm, Eugene Hilton. 343-3746. $15 includes lunch. 

WREN education volunteer orientation, 7pm, Wetlands Project Office, 751 S. Danebo. 683-6948. FREE.

WOW Hall volunteer orientation, 6:30pm, WOW Hall. FREE.

Kids/family Mask-making crafts w/PJ Sargeant (for grades 3-8), 3:30pm, Springfield Library. Register at Youth Services Desk. FREE.

Lecture Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group presents “Weird and Wonderful Plants of the World: Botanically Intriguing Options for Your Garden,” Gary Lewis, w/gardening mini-clinc, 7pm, Agate Hall, 18th & Agate, UO. 344-0896. $6.

Literary arts Classics book group: Carry On, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

on the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses how to keep the peace on roads and trails while biking, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

“Alternative Radio” presents Ahmed Rashid’s lecture, “Afghanistan & Pakistan: Descent into Chaos,” 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Outdoors/recreation Wetland Wander: 9am, meet at Checkermallow Access Point off Royal Avenue. FREE.


Sunrise 6:47am; Sunset 7:32pm, Av High 78; Av Low 48, SnarkCast: ALT-SHIFTED

Gatherings Climate Change/Peak Oil Coalition meets, 6:30pm, EWEB. 937-3034. FREE.

Sustainable solutions town hall meeting, w/Mayor Kitty Piercy, 7pm, St. Mary’s Episopal Church, 13th & Pearl. 937-3034. FREE.

Community forum on development/sustainability in the Whiteaker, 7pm, Whiteaker Community Center, Clark & N. Jackson. FREE.

Literary arts James White reads & signs My First Million, 5:30pm, UO Bookstore. FREE.

Experimental Poetry Reading Series, feat. Robert Grenier, 7:30pm, DIVA. $1-$5 sug. don.

music Anne Feeney, Brian Cutean, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses talks w/UC-Berkeley astronomy prof Alexei Filippenko and why his carbon footprint is so huge (hint: he’s addicted to total solar eclipse experiences), 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

Outdoors/recreation GEARs ride: Dillard Road/Cloverdale, 30 miles, 6pm, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

social dance Cajun/Zydeco dance, 6:30pm, World Café. 344-0748. FREE.


Sunrise 6:48am; Sunset 7:30pm, Av High 78; Av Low 48, SnarkCast: SILENCED

Farmers’ Market Farmers’ market, noon-5pm, 8th Ave. & Oak St. FREE.

Food/drink Vine Connections Ginjo Sake dinner, 6:30pm, Bel Ami Restaurant. www.midtownmarketplace.com

gatherings Interfaith Community Breakfast, feat. Marshall Rosenberg speaking on nonviolence, 7am, EMU, UO. $15-$20, $10 stu. 

Nonviolence as a Way of Life Conference, 9am today, 7am tomorrow and 7am Sept. 13, UO campus. www.nonviolentliving.org

Preview of Women in Transitions program, 4pm, LCC. Register, 463-5353. FREE.

“America’s Response to AIDS in Africa: A First-hand Perspective,” w/Lindsey Reynolds sharing photos and experiences from her research in Africa, 6:30pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Lecture Literary Craft: “Transition Tricks: Getting from Here to There,” John Reed, 6:30pm, Tsunami Books. $10, $5 stu.

Literary arts Lily Koppel reads & signs The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal, w/reception, 7pm, UO Bookstore. FREE.

music An Acoustic Evening with Al Stewart, 8pm, Hult Center. 682-5000. $29.50-$25.

Fatigo, Jump Back Heart Attack! 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3.

Willy Porter, Raining Jane, 8pm, WOW Hall. $15 adv., $17 door.

Todd Sickafoose, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

on the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses investing in CDs, mutual funds, stock and bonds in this economic and political climate, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

“New Dimensions” presents “The Sacred Story of Evolution” w/Michael Dowd, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Spiritual Interfaith Prayer Service, 6:45pm, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak. 344-5693. FREE.


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

Thursday, Sept. 4 Wine tasting: Cline Vineyards, 5:30pm-7:30pm, WineStyles, 2333 NW Kings Blvd. $5.

Saturday, Sept. 6 Farmers’ market, 9am-1pm, City Hall parking lot, Albany. FREE.

Corvallis artisans market, 9am-2pm, downtown Corvallis. www.corvallisartisansmarket.com FREE.

“Solar Hot Water Systems” informational workshop, 9am-11:30am, Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe. RSVP at www.solaroregon.org FREE.

Sunday, Sept. 7 “Sowing the Seeds of Peace” music event, feat. Brian Cutean, Mighty Warriors and the World Peace Band, more, 3pm-8pm, Starker Arts Park, near SW 45th St. and Country Club Drive. $5-$15.

Monday, Sept. 8 Wine tasting: Wine Club September selections, 6pm, WineStyles, 2333 NW Kings Blvd. $5.

Tuesday, Sept. 9 Memory Loss support groups meet, 1:30pm, Corvallis Senior Center. babersj@msn.com or 791-9057. FREE.


Thursday, Sept. 4 Musicfest NW, numerous music offerings spread over downtown Portland, daily today, tomorrow and Sept. 6, various locations, PDX. www.musicfestnw.com $50 for wristband.

The Phantom of the Opera, 7:30pm today and tomorrow; 2pm & 7:30pm Sept. 6, Keller Auditorium, PDX. 866-739-6737. $23+.

Battles, No Age, 5:30pm, Wonder Ballroom, PDX. FREE w/MFNW wristband.

Deerhunter, Starfucker, Bodies of Water, Oxford Collapse, Silver Summit, 8pm, Holocene, PDX. 21+. $12 or MFNW wristband.

Del tha Funkee Homosapien, The Cook Kids, Cool Nutz, Animal Farm, 8pm, Roseland Theater, PDX. $20 or MFNW wristband.

M Ward, Calvin Johnson, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $20 or MFNW wristband.

Nada Surf, Pseudosix, Port O’Brien, Love as Laughter, 9pm, Berbati’s Pan, PDX. 21+. $15 or MFNW wristband.

Guys and Dolls, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and Sept. 6, 10-13; 2pm Sept. 7, Pentacle Theater, 324 52nd Ave., Salem. www.pentacletheatre.org $22-$23.

Jazz at Newport Festival, 8pm today; 9:45am tomorrow and 10am Sept. 6-7, various locations, Newport. www.jazzatnewport.org

Roger “Hurricane” Wilson, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Friday, Sept. 5 Built to Spill, Britt Daniel, 5:30pm, Wonder Ballroom, PDX. FREE w/MFNW wristband.

The Black Crowes, 6:30pm, McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale. www.mcmenamins.com $39.50 adv.

TV on the Radio, Jaguar Love, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, 9pm, Roseland Theater, PDX. $20 or MFNW wristband.

Kevin Selfe & the Tornadoes, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Sisters Folk Festival, feat. Rosalie Sorrels, The Waifs, Tim O’Brien, Wailin’ Jennys, Keith Greeninger & Dayan Kai, Susan Werner, Jackstraw and many more, Sept. 5-7, Sisters. www.sistersfolkfestival.com 

Melon Festival, grand parade, vendors, games, sports, talent show, music and more, Sept. 5-7, Riverbend Park, Winston. www.winstonoregon.net FREE.

Saturday, Sept. 6 Les Savy Fav, Ratatat, 5:30pm, Wonder Ballroom, PDX. FREE w/MFNW wristband.

G. Love & Special Sauce, John Butler Trio, Tristan Prettyman, 6:30pm, McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale. www.mcmenamins.com $29.50 adv.

Hot Water Music, Bouncing Souls, Bitchin Summer, 8:30pm, Roseland Theater, PDX. $16 or MFNW wristband.

The Helio Sequence, Menomena, Fleet Foxes, Blizten Trapper, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $15 or MFNW wristband.

Thao with Get Down Stay Down, The Shaky Hands, Panther, Horse Feathers, 9pm, Holocene, PDX. 21+. $12 or MFNW wristband.

Lewis & Clark Kite Exposition, 10am-4pm, Seaside Beach. www.seasideor.com

I-Chele & The Circle of Light, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Florence Old Town market, 10am-6pm today & 11am-5pm tomorrow, Florence. FREE.

Sunday, Sept. 7 Hanson, 8pm, Aladdin Theater, PDX. $30.

Patton Oswalt, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $30.

Wednesday, Sept. 10 Pendleton Round-Up, parades, barrel racing, pageant, night show, barbecue and more, Sept 10-13, Pendleton. www.pendletonroundup.com $14-$18 per day.

Sister Hazel, 8pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $20.

Thursday, Sept. 11 Mount Angel Oktoberfest, music, beer, food chalets, Kindergarten with rides and shows, arts and crafts, car show, weiner dog races and more, Sept. 11-14, Mount Angel. www.oktoberfest.org

Sonny Rhodes, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.


Auditions for Pleasant Hill Community Theatre’s production of School House Rock Live! are being held 3:45pm-5:30pm Sept. 16 through Sept. 18. for kids aged 5-12. www.phct.org 

Eugene Community Orchestra has openings for strings, winds and percussionists. Rehearsals begin 7pm Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Sheldon High School. No audition required. 343-7443.

The Climate Master Program seeks volunteers who want to reduce their household greenhouse gas emissions and motivate others to do it too. The program specifically seeks Springfield volunteers. www.climateleadership.org or 346-1609.

The Eugene Gleemen seek new singers for the 2008-09 season. Rehearsals start at 7pm Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St. www.eugenegleemen.org or 344-0502.

Grrrlz Rock 2008 is now accepting submissions for November performances. All ages and abilities are encouraged to apply. Email links to awecindy@efn.org and see www.grrrlzrock.com

Astoria High School’s cross country running program celebrates its 50th anniversary with its Alumni Run at 5pm Friday, Sept. 5, at Coffenbury Lake. All alumni and their families are welcome to run or spectate. 503-325-0209.