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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 9.25.08

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

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Two classical music superstars visit Eugene this week, and they’ve got more in common than you’d think. Fans of strings get cellist powerhouse Yo-Yo Ma (Tuesday with the Eugene Symphony, sold out) while fans of horns get jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis (Thursday, Oct. 2, with the Philharmonia Brasileira). Both were born into musical families and trained in music at young ages; both have won Grammy awards, collaborated with Sting, performed on motion picture soundtracks and are around 50 years old. The Marsalis gig celebrates the 50th anniversary of the death of Brazil’s revered composer Heitor Villa-Lobos by performing his Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5 and Fantasia for Soprano Sax & Orchestra, in addition to two other works by Brazilian and French composers. The Ma affair visits Europe for a taste of Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major and two works by Tchaikovsky. See Calendar.

While we grudgingly pull out the box from under the stairs with our supply of scarves, hats, gloves and sweaters — still not believing that Labor Day was over three weeks ago — we remind ourselves why we love fall. The colors, the crisp apples, the crunchy leaves underfoot: It’s enough reason to celebrate. It’s also enough reason (for Eugeneans) to make the trek up to the Corvallis Fall Festival, a two-day arts-and-craft fair with local food vendors, childrens’ activities, 5k/10k road race and an evening street dance with music from soul diva Linda Hornbuckle. Dancing with the Disco Cart at the Eugene Celebration was one thing … dancing in Corvallis’ lovely downtown and parks is on a whole ‘nother level. See Corvallis listings.

We will save you 10 seconds of your precious time and tell you what The Weather Channel predicts for weather during the Last Friday Art Walk: high of 74, overnight low of 47, partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. We can probably predict that, even though the Last Friday Art Walk gets featured on this page month after month, about 80 percent of you still haven’t a clue what it’s all about. Well, now would be the time to check out why it puts the “fun” back in “funkiness.” For starters, see the new venue Pink Robot Studios (175 N. Van Buren), where work by Scott Boyes will show next to free games of foosball. Also stop by the Cat’s Meow (443 Madison) for exciting work by Jessica Dorff (pictured), Teresa Meier and Joshua Evert. Live music and a photo projector show in the parking lot of Living Art Botanicals (544 Blair) round out the evening. See www.lastfridayartwalk.org and Friday Calendar.


Sunrise 7:04am; Sunset 7:04pm, Av High 75; Av Low 45, SnarkCast: HUMMING

Benefit Cans Film Festival, donate three cans of food and receive free movie admission & popcorn, all day today, Regal Cinema, Valley River Center. Does not include starred attractions.

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

Food/drink Wine tasting: “Beautifully Bold Reds,” 5pm-8:30pm, WineStyles. $5.

Redhawk Wine Dinner, 6:30pm, Bel Ami Restaurant. RSVP, 485-6242.

gathering Public hearing for potential increase to sewer user rate, 8am, Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, 410 River Ave. 726-3695. FREE.

kids/families Art Projects w/Kim Jarvis, for grades 3-8, 3:30pm, Springfield Library. Register at Youth Services Desk. FREE.

Literary arts Teen book group: Good Omens by Neil Gaimen & Terry Pratchett, 4pm, Downtown Library. 682-8316. FREE.

Reflective readers book group: London Fields by Martin Amis, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Mike Farrell discusses & signs Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

music Arif Khan, tabla, and Brandon McIntosh, sarod, 7:30pm, Harmony Roadhouse Music Studio, 2650 Willamette. $5-$10.

Eugene Symphony presents an audition concert w/Tito Munoz, conductor, feat. Bernstein, Schubert, Prokofiev and Beethoven, 8pm, Hult Center. sold out.

Green is for Go, The Touchy Feeliacs, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

The Sweet Hollywaiians, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

on the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses why we’re so gosh darn gullible, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

“New Dimensions” presents “Going Green Is Not Enough” w/Chuck Burr, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Outdoors/recreation Obsidians hike: Rexius Trail, 4 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

Spiritual Satsang w/Alan Zundel, 7pm, upstairs at the BodyJaz Center, 29th & Willamette. www.heartawake.org FREE.

Theater Doubt: A Parable (preview performance), 8pm, Lord Leebrick Theater, 540 Charnelton. www.lordleebrick.com or 465-1506. $12, $8 reduced.


Sunrise 7:05am; Sunset 7:02pm, Av High 73; Av Low 45, SnarkCast: RENT THIS SPACE

Arts/visual Last Friday Art Walk, 6pm-9pm, various locations, Eugene. See www.lastfridayartwalk.org for a walking map. FREE.

5:30pm openings include prints by Steven Weeks, Wandering Goat. 6pm openings include glass work by Jamie Burress, The Art of Glass; work by Gloria Udosenata, The Hub; work by Flora Neustel, Stephen Peeler, Christine Decker, Leslie Ann Fuson, Museum of Unfine Art.

dance Hip hop dance performance by The Dance Factory, benefit for both Dance Factory and MKAC, 7pm, Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E. 15th Ave. $3.

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

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

Film Searchers 2.0, w/Alex Cox Q&A, 11:30pm, Bijou Cinemas. $4.

Food/drink Wine tasting: Patchwork Cellars, 5pm-7pm, The Broadway. FREE.

Wine tasting: Namaste Vineyards, 5pm-7pm, WineStyles. FREE.

Wine tasting: Trinity Vine-yards, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Midtown Wines. FREE.

Gatherings Breakfast at the Bridges, free coffee & bagels to bike commuters, w/bike safety checks and free bike bells (while supplies last), 7am-9am, DeFazio Bridge at Alton Baker Park. FREE.

Guaranty Van & Trailer Show, 10am-6pm today, tomorrow & Sept. 28, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

City Club Friday Forum: “Preserving Neighborhoods While Increasing Density,” w/Sue Prichard & Gordon Anslow of Infill Compatibility Task Team, 11:50am, Downtown Athletic Club. $3.

BikeLane Coalition presents “Tune Up,” bike maintanence & safety class, noon-1pm, The Tango Center, 194 W. Broadway. FREE.

Open house for Community Mediation Services’ new location, 4pm-6pm, Ste. 100, 59 E. 11th. FREE.

Presidential debate party, w/live broadcast, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

literary arts Liz Cratty reads from The Northwoods Chronicles, w/book release party to follow, 6pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Nought-ies (year 2000 to current) book group meets, discusses J. Troost’s The Sex Lives of Cannibals, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

music Rochelle Hunter & G-Force, 6pm, Studio C, 245 Blair. FREE.

The Jenny Gutierrez Trio, 6pm, outside of Supreme Bean, 29th & Willamette. FREE.

Jessica Williams, solo piano concert, 7pm, United Lutheran Church, 2230 Washington St. 741-6079. $25 adv., $30 door.

Barrington Levy, 9pm, WOW Hall. $25 adv., $30 door.

Laura Kemp w/Eli Copeland, T. Sky Stafford, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+ $7.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses water quality and supply in rural Oregon, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

Outdoors/recreation Obsidians hike: Red Butte, 11.8 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

Theater Doubt: A Parable (gala opening), 8pm, Lord Leebrick Theater, 540 Charnelton. www.lordleebrick.com or 465-1506. $30.

Tell Me, 8pm today, tomorrow and Oct. 3 & 10-11, Actors Cabaret, 996 Willamette. 683-4368. $19 reserved, $16 restricted view, $35.95 dinner seating.


Sunrise 7:06am; Sunset 7pm, Av High 73; Av Low 44, SnarkCast: BALLISTIC

Arts/visual Free Museum Admission Day, 11am-5pm, UO’s Museum of Natural & Cultural History and Museum of Art. FREE.

benefits Garage sale to benefit Arts Umbrella, 8am-4pm today & tomorrow, Dunn School, 3411 Willamette. www.artsumbrellausa.org FREE.

“Breakfast for Dinner,” community fundraiser and hunger awareness event, w/cereal, yogurt & other food items donated by local businesses available to eat, 6pm-8pm, Petersen Barn, 870 Berntzen Rd. FREE (donation to FOOD for Lane County encouraged).

Viva Las Vegas! Casino Night, fundraiser for community projects in Cottage Grove, 7pm, Cottage Grove Community Center, 8th & Gibbs. 942-8890. 21+. $40.

dance Gypsy Fire Belly Dance w/Arif Khan, Paul Prince, Josh Humphrey, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $6.

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

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

gatherings Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, with entertainment by Mark Harris, 10am; Youth Music Showcase, 11am; Justus, noon; Colin Spring, 1pm; Paul & Nancy’s Love Truffle, 2pm; The Dimes, 3:30pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org FREE.

Collectors West Gun & Knife Show, 9am-5pm today and 9am-3pm tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds. $6. 

“Job Search & Resumes” computer clinic, 10am, Downtown Library. 682-5450. FREE.

Greenhill Humane Society will be at LexiDog with adoptable dogs & kittens, 11am-3pm, 5th Street Public Market. FREE.

“Finding a Job,” practical information & advice w/expert panel, 1pm-3pm, Downtown Library. 682-5450. FREE.

Spaghetti Western Saturday, feat. For A Few Dollars More and Companeros film screenings, food, costume contest, trivia, music, 7pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.

Guaranty Van & Trailer Show, continues. See Friday.

Kids/families Fourth Saturday Studio Project, make collages & cards, 9am-noon, Emerald Art Center, Spfd. 726-8595. $5.

Take a Child Outdoors Day, w/scavenger hunts, PEAK presentations, activities, 10am-4pm, Science Factory. FREE w/museum admission.

Creative Kids clinic w/Linda Burden Williams, 11am, Barnes & Noble. RSVP, 687-0356. FREE.

Literary arts Bill Claasen reads from & signs Another World: A Retreat in the Ozarks, 5pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Music Quintessential Winds, 2pm, Atrium Bldg., 10th & Olive. FREE.

Marv Ellis feat. D.N.A., Viasol, 10pm, Latitude 21. 21+. $7.

Wayne Horvitz & Sweeter Than the Day, Josh Deutsch Quartet, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $8.

Outdoors/recreation Eugene Buddy Walk, benefit for Emerald Family Down Syndrome Network, 10:30am-1pm, Alton Baker Park. Don.

Obsidians trips: Lorane to Drain, bike, 52 miles; Mount Yoran, 11 miles; Umpqua Dunes, 8 miles; Vivian Lake, 8 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

GEARs rides: McKenzie View w/Sunderman, 35 miles; McKenzie View/Deerhorn, 70 miles, 9am, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Social dance Contra dance, w/music by Three Fingered Jack, 7:30pm, Cesar Chavez School Gym, 1510 W. 14th. 521-0596. $7, $6 stu.

“Sacred Groove,” community prayer dance, 9pm, The Spirit Moves, 1840 Willamette. $10 sug. don.

Theater Doubt: A Parable, 8pm today and Oct. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18; 2pm Oct. 5 & 12, Lord Leebrick Theater, 540 Charnelton. www.lordleebrick.com or 465-1506. $14 general, $12 stu. Th; $19 F-Sa; $14-$15 Su.

Tell Me continues. See Friday.

Volunteer Plant bulbs, remove invasive species & help clean up Amazon Creek, 9am-11:30am, meet at Stewart Pond parking lot, West Eugene Wetlands. www.wewetlands.org or 683-6483. Gloves, tools, T-shirt & lunch provided.

Hendricks Park volunteer work party, 9am-noon, meet at F.M. Wilkins Shelter. www.friendsofhendrickspark.org Tools & snacks provided.

Plant trees & shrubs at Cottage Grove Lake, 1pm-5pm, meet at Pine Meadows Campground amphitheater. 541-942-5631. Gloves, tools, water & snacks provided.


Sunrise 7:08am; Sunset 6:58pm, Av High 73; Av Low 45, SnarkCast: TAPERED

Arts/visual Open house & sale of lone goose press letterpress work, w/guest Richard Gabriel Rummonds, 2pm-5pm, 2580 Augusta St. 465-9079. FREE.

benefit Garage sale to benefit Arts Umbrella continues. See Saturday.

film Centrifugal Cinema: 9-5, 7pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.

Gatherings Open house for PeaceHealth’s RiverBend Pavilion, 11am-3pm, 3377 RiverBend Dr., Spfd. FREE.

BRINGfest, warehouse sale & reuse crafts fair, 11am-4pm, 4446 Franklin Blvd. FREE.

Reception for Sister Priscilla Dlamini, 4pm, Unitarian Universalist Church, 477 E. 40th. FREE.

Guaranty Van & Trailer Show continues. See Friday.

Collectors West Gun & Knife Show continues. See Saturday.

Kids/families Nearby Nature Quest, learn about squirrels, spiders, mice & more, 1pm-3pm, meet outside the Park Host Residence, Alton Baker Park. 687-9699. $2/person or $5/family.

lecture Harvard University linguistics professor Steven Pinker gives a convocation speech, 3:30pm, McArthur Court, UO. FREE.

Music Chiwoniso Maraire, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $12.

Hot Buttered Rum, 8pm, WOW Hall. $14 adv., $16 door.

Lila Nelson, Jackie Hooper, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

Outdoors/recreation Fall Celebration 5k/8k run & walk, plus kids’ 1k, 9am, Alton Baker Park. $15+.

Obsidians hikes: Heceta Head, 6 miles; Maiden Peak, 11 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

GEARs rides: Priceboro, 48 miles; North Coburg Rd. & Powerline via Herman, 25 miles, 9am, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Social dance Ballroom dance, 2pm-5pm, Vet’s Club, 1626 Willamette. 556-9133. $8.


Sunrise 7:09am; Sunset 6:56pm, Av High 72; Av Low 44, SnarkCast: REAR-ENDED

Arts/visual An opening for needlework by Cascade Stitchers, 5pm, Dr. Don Dexter, 2233 Willamette St., Bldg. B. FREE.

music Think Tank, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Silver Jews, Monotonix, 8:30pm, WOW Hall. $12 adv., $15 door.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses midlife crises w/Sandra Tsing Loh, author of Mother on Fire: A True Motherf%#$@ Story About Parenting! 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.


Sunrise 7:10am; Sunset 6:54pm, Av High 72; Av Low 44, SnarkCast: PRYING

Benefit “A Breath of Fresh Air” benefit for The Campaign to End Field Burning, 6:30pm discussion followed by music by Basin & Range and Runaway Slave, Oak Street Speakeasy. FREE.

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

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

Gatherings Opal Network presents “Police and Mental Health,” panel & community forum, 2pm, Downtown Library. 607-7020. FREE.

Open house for potential volunteers, 4pm, Museum of Natural & Cultural History, UO. FREE.

Zonta Club of Eugene’s prospective membership info meeting, w/Bob Welch discussing Pebble in the Water, 5:30pm, Quail Run Club House, 477 Covey Ln. 302-8094. FREE.

West Eugene Collaborative seeks public comments on concept for addressing West Eugene traffic, 7pm at Downtown Library, 7pm at Veneta City Hall. FREE.

lecture Post Carbon Eugene presents “Moving Beyond the Global Age of Energy and Economic Uncertainty to Local Permaculture Prosperity,”  Jan Spencer, 7pm, EWEB. 485-6846. FREE.

music Eugene Symphony presents Yo-Yo Ma, 8pm, Hult Center. SOLD OUT (but some rush tix may be available).

on the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses jobs from the perspectives of looking and hiring, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

“Alternative Radio” presents an interview w/Gore Vidal, “The Fall of the United States,” 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

spiritual “The Law of Achievement” event feat. Kathleen Gage, 6:30pm, Spiritual Growth Center, 390 Vernal. 485-0035. FREE.


Sunrise 7:11am; Sunset 6:52pm, Av High 71; Av Low 43, SnarkCast: HORSHIT

Arts/visual Judy Alison gives an art talk: “Hands in Clay: A Tactile Conversation,” noon, DIVA. FREE.

Film Heckler’s Night: Big Trouble in Little China, 7pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.

Food/drink Wine tasting: “Basically Pinot Noir,” w/appetizers, 5:30pm, Ambrosia. $15.

Gathering Eugene Recreation’s Senior Program serves a casserole, w/international student giving presentation, noon, Petersen Barn, 870 Berntzen. 682-5521. $5.

lectures Science: “Time, Einstein, and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe,” Nobel Laureate Bill Phillips, 7pm, 150 Columbia, UO. 346-3001. FREE.

Northwest Ecobuilding Guild presents “Salvaging the Urban Landscape,” Jan Spencer, 7pm, BRING’s Planet Improvement Center, 4446 Franklin Blvd. FREE.

music Tift Merritt, 7:30pm, The Shedd. 682-5000. $18-$26.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses whether the Electoral College should go the way of the effing dodo, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

Outdoors/recreation Beginning tree climbing clinic, 4pm-7pm today & Oct. 8, Maurie Jacobs Park. 682-5329. $10.

theater An Evening with Storyteller Mark Lewis and Friends, 7:30pm, Wildish Theater, Spfd. $5.


Sunrise 7:12am; Sunset 6:51pm, Av High 71; Av Low 43, SnarkCast: IGLOOED

Food/drink Wine tasting: “Que Syrah Shiraz?” 5pm-8:30pm, WineStyles. $5.

gatherings Vice-presidential debate party, w/live broadcast, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Eugene Bonsai Club meets, w/demo of creation of miniature landscapes, 7pm, Eugene Garden Club bldg., 1645 High St. 686-6153. FREE.

Literary arts Mid-Valley Willamette Writers Series presents Pamela Smith Hill discussing Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life, 7pm, Tsunami Books. $10, $5 stu.

music Tom Rush, 7:30pm, The Shedd. 682-5000. $22-$34.

Dean Kramer, piano concert, benefit for Mount Pisgah Arboretum, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. 346-4363. $10-$20.

Branford Marsalis and members of the Philharmonia Brasileira present “Marsalis Brasilianos,” the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, 8pm, Hult Center. $25+.

The Pack, Catracks, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

on the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses Laura Ingalls Wilder with biographer Pamela Smith Hill, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

“New Dimensions” presents “The Practice of Settlement, Finding a Sense of Place” w/John Lane, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Theater A Winter’s Tale, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and Oct. 4, 10-11, 17-18; 2pm Oct. 12, Performance Hall, LCC. 463-5761. $5-$8.

Doubt: A Parable continues. See Saturday.

Volunteer Native tree planting and trail building at Island Park, come for a morning, whole day or all three days, 9am-5pm today, tomorrow and Oct. 4, Island Park. mikem@willamalane.org or 736-4130.



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

Friday, Sept. 26 Corvallis Community Theatre presents The Exonerated, 7:30pm today & tomorrow, Corvallis High School Mainstage Theater. 738-7469. $10. 

Saturday, Sept. 27 Farmers’ market, 9am-1pm, City Hall parking lot, Albany. FREE.

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

Corvallis Fall Festival, arts, crafts, music and entertainment, 10am-6pm today (w/street dance 6pm-10pm); 10am-5pm tomorrow, Central Park, Corvallis. www.corvallisfallfestival.com or 752-9655. FREE.

Pigs on the Wing (Pink Floyd cover band), 7:30pm, Majestic Theater. www.majestic.org or 541-738-7469. $18 adv., $20 door.

Sunday, Sept. 28 Corvallis Fall Festival 5k/10k run and walk, 9am, starts/ends at 8th & Jefferson St. www.corvallisfallfestival.com $22-$29.

The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue, 5pm, Venetian Theater, Albany. $20-$35.



Thursday, Sept. 25 Shiny Toy Guns, 9pm, Berbati’s Pan, PDX.

Tsalila: The Umpqua River Festival, 4pm-7pm, Umpqua Discovery Center, 409 River Front Row, Reedsport. FREE.

Friday, Sept. 26 World Tour of Gymnastics Superstars, 7:30pm Rose Garden, PDX. $29.50+.

The New Year, A Weather, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. $13.

Saturday, Sept. 27 My Morning Jacket, 6:30pm, McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale. www.mcmenamins.com $30 adv., $35 door.

Calexico, The Cave Singers, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $16.

Newport Symphony Orchestra, feat. Hsing-ay Hsu, piano, 7:30pm today & 2pm tomorrow, Newport Performing Arts Center. 541-265-ARTS. $10-$32.

Wine tasting: Bargains, 1pm-4pm, The Wine Place, Yachats. FREE.

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

Florence Holistic Arts & Crafts Show, 10am-6pm today & tomorrow, Three Rivers Casino. FREE.

Sunday, Sept. 28 “Natural Cycles” family day w/hands-on art activities, 2pm, Trillium Trail, Tryon Creek State Park, PDX. FREE. 

Monday, Sept. 29 Mission of Burma, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. $15.

Wednesday, Oct. 1 “Urban Planning and Sustainability,” lecture by Alexander Schmidt, 1pm, Rm. 142, UO’s White Stag Block, PDX. FREE.

Jamie Lidell, Janelle Monae, 8pm, Wonder Ballroom, PDX. $22.

Solas, 8pm, Aladdin Theater, PDX. $22.

Hockey, AAN, Blue Horns, 9pm, Holocene, PDX. 21+. $4.

Thursday, Oct. 2 “Placemaking: Lessons from Portland,” lecture by Sabrina Jetton, noon, Rm. 142, UO’s White Stag Block, PDX. FREE.

“Covering the Coverage: A Report Card for Presidential Campaign Reporting,” panel discussion, 4pm, George S. Turnbull Center, UO’s White Stag Block, PDX. FREE.

“Rethinking Human Origins,” lecture by Richard Leakey, 7pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, PDX. 503-232-2300.


Cascade Health is in need of hospice volunteers for up to 4 hours per week. Training dates are Oct. 24-26. www.cascadehealth.org or 228-3081.

Sleep Country USA Foster Kids Winter Coat Drive begins Sept. 29 and runs through Nov. 2. Drop off new coats in every shape and size at any Sleep Country USA store. 888-88-SLEEP.

Applications now available for Climate Masters at Work, a 10-week course for saving money through energy and resource efficiency while curbing greenhouse gas emissions at your workplace. www.climateleadership.org or 346-0786. Deadline is Oct. 1.

Eugene Recreation invites middle and high school students to drop by Sheldon Community Center for a free open gym from 6:30pm-7:30pm every Tuesday, Oct. 7-Dec. 16. 682-5312.