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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 8.20.09

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

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Bob Weir, co-vocalist and rhythm guitarist, spent 30 years in the shadow of an icon as a member of the Grateful Dead. His side project RatDog, was formed in the mid ’80s and has been going strong ever since. With a solid line-up and a big following this band is going to rock the Cuthbert on Saturday. California native Jackie Green opens the show. Don’t miss it.

At this point in the world’s sad, tragic history, you’d have to be a self-deluding ass or an utter idiot not to believe that old truism about money being the root of all evil. So, if you are neither the former nor the latter type of person, you’d do well to get your cash-less self down Saturday to The Really, Really Free Market being held at the East Blair Housing Co-Op. This is the real deal: no money, barter or trades, just a potlatch-style give-away and take-away of stuff.

A benefit gala almost single-handedly planned and organized by a local dancer Linsday LePon, Circus Sol LesPaul is billed as a “must sea” celebration intended to raise funds for her brother’s fight with cancer. The multi-media event Saturday at Luckey’s will feature music from such local performers as Jamie Sterling, Purple Heart and The Dylan Keim Debut; tap dance, contact juggling, “underwater dance” (pictured) and an after-midnight special performance; and a boatload of swag, including hundreds of dollars in gifts and gift certificates from Kitsch, Off the Waffle, Redoux Parlour, Laughing Planet, Sweet Life & more.

Nothing says righteous late-summer fun like guzzling a malt liquor in the parking lot, ripping off your shirt and crashing the gates (with ticket in hand, of course) to scream, sweat, shimmy and head bang at a balls-to-the-wall extravaganza like the Pedal to the Metal Tour coming Tuesday in a blaze of furious hellfire to Cuthbert Amphitheatre. Dude, with a line-up like Mudvayne (pictured), Black Label Society, Static-X, Suicide Silence, Dope, Bury Your Head and Hellzapoppin, the only way you’re gonna get hit with more metal this week is if you throw yourself in front of a semi.


Sunrise 6:22am; Sunset 8:08pm, Av High 82; Av Low 51

Film Urban Renewal Film Festival (URFest), documentaries on urban revitalization, 7pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway. Don.

Beer & Old Movie Night: Night at the Opera, 9pm, Wandering Goat, 21+ FREE.

Movie Night: The Adventures of Baron Von Munchausen, bring chairs, 9pm-ish, Broadway Plaza, Downtown Eugene. FREE.

Gatherings Lane County Fair, today through Aug. 23, Lane County Fairgrounds, www.atthefair.org. $9, $6 under age 17, FREE under age 5.

Jordan Family Home Groundbreaking, Habitat for Humanity event, 10am, 4868 A St., Spfd, 741-1707. FREE.

UO Chess Club Meeting, opening gambit: Fried Liver Attack, 5-8pm, Espresso Roma, 825 E. 13th Ave. FREE.

Emerald Valley Time Exchange Meeting, potluck, informational, open to public, 6-8:30pm, Skinner Butte Park, 343-2734. FREE.

Lectures Hypnobabies: Comfortable Natural Childbirth w/Self-Hypnosis, 7pm, Market of Choice, 28th & Willamette, 514-3042. FREE.

Music Johnny Laser, 11am; Meg Graf, 5pm, Fifth Street Public Market. FREE.

Paul Bioni & Friends, jazz, 6pm, Lavelles, Fifth Street Public Market. $5.

Gloriana, 7pm, Main Stage, Lane County Fairgrounds, www.atthefair.org FREE.

The Last Drags, The Stagger & Sway, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $4.

Moonalice, psychedelic, 9pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

Birds & Batteries, Baitball, rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Eugene Emeralds vs. Vancouver Canadians, 7:05pm today, tomorrow & Aug. 22, Civic Stadium, 342-5367. $4.50-$9 per game.

Social Dance Thursday Throwbacks w/DJ Foodstamp, 10pm, The District, 21+ FREE.


Sunrise 6:23am; Sunset 8:07pm, Av High 82; Av Low 51

Arts/Visual DIVA Art Talk w/illustrator & sculptor Geoff McCormack, noon, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway. FREE.

Benefits Square Dance for the Forest, fundraiser for Elliot State Forest w/music by Molasses, 8pm, Bulb Ranch, 1475 Brooklyn, Glenwood, www.ForestDefenseNow.org. $5-$15 sug. don.

Farmers’ Market Springfield Farmers' Market, 9am-2pm, Springfield Museum Parking Lot, Main St. between 5th & 6th. FREE.

Veneta Downtown Farmers Market, 3-6pm, Territorial & W. Broadway. FREE.

Film Archaeology Fest Film Series: Best of 2009, films celebrating human diversity, culture & environment, 7:30-9:30pm today & tomorrow, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway, www.divacenter.org. $6.

Movie Night: James and the Giant Peach, in Spanish with English subtitles, 9pm-ish, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd. FREE.

Food/Drink Wine Tasting: Dobbes Winery, 5-7pm, Winestyles. FREE.

International Kitchen Garden Day Tour & Feast, celebration of food produced on a local, organic, human scale, vegetarian lunch, noon-2pm, Lost Valley Educational Center, 81868 Lost Valley Lane, Dexter, www.lostvalley.org. FREE.

Gatherings Cottage Grove Family Fair & Timber Carnival, home crafts, animals, rides, food & more, today, tomorrow & Sunday, WOE Fairgrounds, 520-6105.

Homeschool Open House & Coffee, everyone welcome, 7-9pm, LIGHT, 2530 Crescent Ave., www.LIGHThomeschooling.org. FREE.

Open Mic Poetry, song & storytelling, 8pm, One Cup Coffee, 298 Blair Blvd., 683-5046. FREE.

Lectures Pacifica Forum: “The Goddess that Failed: Marxist Roots of Radical Feminism, Pt. 1,” Valdas Anelauskas, 3pm, EMU Walnut Room, UO. FREE.

Literary Arts Vincenza Scarpaci, reading/book signing by author of The Journey of the Italians in America, 1pm, UO Baker Downtown Center, 975 High St. FREE.

Music Marvin Music, 10:30am; Allan Stuart, 5pm, Fifth Street Public Market. FREE.

Old-Time Tune Jam, everyone welcome, 5:30pm, World Café. FREE.

McG’s, Celtic, bluegrass, 6pm, Supreme Bean, 29th & Willamette. FREE.

Nat & Alex Wolff, 7pm, Main Stage, Lane County Fairgrounds. $20-$30 incl. fair admission; $18-$28 w/o fair admission.

Music’s Edge Rock Camp Showcase, student recital, 7pm, WOW Hall. $5.

Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra, Cage the Elephant, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $25 adv., $30 door.

The Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene, feat. Circus Tribal, belly dancing, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5 sug. don.

The Dead Kenny Gs feat. Skerik, jazz, rock, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $12.

Outdoors/Recreation Co-Motion Classic Tandem Stage Race, today through Aug. 23. www.co-motion.com/CCTandemRace.html or 866-282-6336.

Mountain Bike Oregon II, 7am-10pm today & tomorrow; 7am-sunset Sunday, Greenwaters Park, Oakridge, www.mtbikeoregon.com, 503-459-4508. FREE.

Eugene Emeralds vs. Vancouver Canadians continues. See Thursday.

Pets Feline Fridays, adopt a cat/kitten, fees cut, Greenhill Humane Society, 88530 Green Hill Rd., www.green-hill.org.

Social Dance Drop-in Dance: Rumba, 8:30pm, Staver Dance Sport, 41 E. 6th. $10.

Dance Party w/Bohemian Sound, 10pm, The District, 21+ FREE.

Spiritual Dharma Talk w/John Friend, founder of Anusara yoga, 6:30pm, Vets Club, 1626 Willamette St. $15.

Dances of Universal Peace, dances taught to all ages, 7pm, Friends Meeting House, 2274 Onyx, 345-4951. Don.

Theater Into the Woods, Tony-winning Sondheim musical, 8pm, today & tomorrow, Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Dr., Cottage Grove, 942-8001. $17-$19.


Sunrise 6:25am; Sunset 8:05pm, Av High 81; Av Low 50

Benefits Circus Sol LesPaul, a medical aid benefit, w/raffle, singles auction, dance, performance, music w/Jamie Sterling, Purple Heart & more, door prizes from ReDoux, Off the Waffle, Laughing Planet & more, 9:30pm, Luckey’s. $5 sug. don., giftbag for largest donation.

Farmers’ Markets Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, w/entertainment by Petrojvic Blasting Co., 10am; Sharon Rogers, 11am; Bridget Wolf, noon; Sweet River, 1pm; Music's Edge Rock Camp Showcase, 2pm; Jerry Zybach & the Blues Scoundrels, 3:30pm; Park Blocks, 8th & Oak, www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org. FREE.

Applegate Trail Community Market, crafts & produce, 2-7pm, Curtin, I-5 exit 163. 942-1222. FREE. 

Lane County Farmers’ Market, 9am-4pm, 8th and Oak. FREE. 

Farmers’ Market, 9am-1pm, Hideaway Bakery (behind Mazzi’s). FREE.

Southtowne Farmers’ Market, 9am-3pm, Southtowne Shoppes, Oak between 28th & 29th. FREE.

Film Archaeology Fest Film Series continues. See Friday.

Food/Drink Cooking Class: Chinese Favorites, after-class dinner, 5:30pm, McKenzie Orchards Bed and Breakfast, 34694 McKenzie View Dr., Spfd. $50.

Gatherings Green Homes Neighborhoods Bike Tours: Jefferson Westside Neighborhood, 11am-2pm, Monroe Park, 10th & Monroe, 686-5562. FREE.

Kendall Auto Group 3rd Annual Yard Sale, school supplies fundraiser, 8am-5pm, Collision Center, 345 Goodpasture Island Rd., 543-5275.

Public Market Tag Sale, selling off of store fixtures, furniture & more, live music, 9am-2pm today & tomorrow, Fifth Street Public Market, 296 E. 5th Ave., Suite 29. FREE.

Berry Bash, pre-picked/you-pick berries, music, food, 10am-4pm, Stillpoint Farm, 86915 Territorial Rd., Veneta. FREE.

Salon des Refusés, art refused for the Mayor’s art show welcome at New Zone Gallery, 11am-6pm, intake at Jacob’s Gallery, 1 Eugene Center, www.newzone.org. FREE.

Nearby Nature’s Learnscape Grand Opening, tours, solar-oven baking, composting demo, music w/Blair St. Mugwumps, noon-3pm, Park Host Residence, Alton Baker Park. FREE.

Willamette Valley NORML Meeting, 2pm, Herb’s Toasted Subs, 1210 Willamette St. FREE.

Petersen Park Neighborhood Campout, pitch a tent or sleep under the stars, activities & crafts, community meals, 2pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., reg. req., 682-5521. $5.

The Really, Really Free Market, no money/barter/trades, just give away usable items, skills, talents, live music, workshops, 2-8pm, East Blair Housing Co-Op, 4th & Adams. FREE.

Heceta Head Lighthouse Night Program, learn about history and how the lens works, bring flashlight & coat, 9pm, 92072 Hwy. 101 S., Yachats, meet in parking lot. FREE.

Lane County Fair continues. See Thursday.

Cottage Grove Family Fair & Timber Carnival continues. See Friday.

Co-Motion Classic Tandem Stage Race continues. See Friday.

Music Marvin Music, 10:30am, Fifth Street Public Market. FREE.

Eugene Suzuki Strings Assoc. Play-In, concert w/violin students & teachers, 11am, Monroe Park, Monroe & Broadway. FREE.

Music w/the McCornacks, folk, 1pm, Fountain Plaza, 225 5th St., Spfd. FREE.

Cascadia Concert Opera: Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, satirical one-act opera, 2pm, Atrium, 10th & Olive. FREE.

Bob Weir & RatDog, Jackie Greene, 7pm, Cuthbert Amphitheatre, 682-5000. $35 adv., $40 door.

Petrojvich Blasting Company, Mood Area 52, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $8.

Yeltsin, Wow & Flutter, Pony Prancing, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Chambers Lake, hike, 14.2 miles/1800 ft., 736-7498; Maiden Peak Saddle, hike, 8.5 miles/1000 ft., 688-4978; North Fork Siuslaw, bike, 37 miles/500 ft., 484-6196, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Where’s Waldo 100K Ultramarathon, 5am, Willamette Pass Ski Area, Hwy. 58, www.wpsp.org/ww100k, 686-6580.

Kelly Butte Classic 5 mile run/walk, 8am, Eastgate Woodlands Park, D St. & Aspen, Spfd, eclecticedgeracing2.com, 484-9883.

GEARs Bike Ride: Coast & back, two-day camping or motel trip, 102 miles, today & tomorrow, 9am, Alton Baker Park, 345-3941, www.eugenegears.org. FREE.

Nature Quest: Sandbox Science, watershed education, 10am-noon, Park Host Residence, Alton Baker Park. $2, $5 family.

Eugene Emeralds vs. Vancouver Canadians continues. See Thursday.

Mountain Bike Oregon II continues. See Friday.

Social Dance Introductory Square Dance w/LGBT club Spin Cycle Squares, caller Michael Kellogg, 5:30-8:30pm, Emerald Square Dance Hall, 2095 Yolanda St., Spfd. $7, FREE to new dancers.

Dance-Off & Costume Contest, “Baby Got Back” theme, best booty contest for men/women, 10pm, The District. 21+ FREE.

Theater Much Ado About Nothing, 6pm tonight, tomorrow, Aug. 29 & 30, Amazon Community Park, 2700 Hilyard St. 682-5373. FREE.

Into the Woods continues, see Friday.


Sunrise 6:26am; Sunset 8:04pm, Av High 81; Av Low 50

Benefits End of Summer Gala: Common Good Benefit, feat. music w/I’chele & the Circle of Light, yard sale, kids’ games, 4-10pm, 948 W. 12th Ave. $10, $7 w/potluck dish, kids FREE.

Farmer’s Markets Dexter Lake Farmers' Market, 11am-2pm, Cascade Foothills Library, 39095 Dexter Rd., Dexter. 937-3007. FREE.

McKenzie Sunday Market, 11am-4pm, Walterville Grade School 10 miles east of Spfd. FREE.

Gatherings Concours d’ Elegance, race cars of all eras on show, 9am-4:30pm, Village Green Resort & Gardens, 725 Row River Rd., Cottage Grove. FREE.

Diablo’s 4th Annual Bicycle Poker Cruise, fundraiser for Livestrong cancer foundation, mapped bike cruise/poker match, 3pm; reg. at 1pm, Diablo’s, 959 Pearl St., 343-2346. $20.

Skate Jam ’09, a celebration of skateboard culture, music, 4-8pm, Churchill Youth Sports Park, Bailey Hill & W. 18th. FREE.

Lane County Fair continues. See Thursday.

Cottage Grove Family Fair & Timber Carnival continues. See Friday.

Public Market Tag Sale continues. See Saturday.

Lectures Gardening Workshop: Seed Saving, 1-3pm, for info, location and to register, call 682-4845 or email lorna.j.baldwin@ci.eugene.or.us. FREE.

Music Allan Stuart, 11am, Fifth Street Public Market. FREE.

Eugene Symphonic Band, 6:30pm, Washburne Park, 20th & Agate. FREE.

Skinner City Old-Time Jam feat. Skinner City, 2-5pm, FREE.

Lane County Friends of the Birth Center Benefit w/Bryan & the Rockin’ Amigos, The Low Tide Drifters, Molasses, country, bi-lingual kids’ music, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5 don., kids FREE.

Skatepark Fundraiser, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $4-$20.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Opie Dilldock, hike, 14 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Adaptive Cycling Day, bikes for individuals w/disabilities, clinics, 9am-noon, Alton Baker Park, info & pre. reg. at 682-5311, www.eugene-or.gov/recenroll FREE.

Community Climb Time at the Columns, basic/experienced instruction, equip. provided, everyone welcome, 9-11am, Skinner Butte Park, info & pre-reg. at 682-5329, www.eugene-or.gov/recenroll $10.

Co-Motion Classic Tandem Stage Race continues. See Friday.

Social Dance Cuban Salsa, intro lessons, 5pm, Courtsports, 2728 Pheasant Blvd., Spfd. FREE.

Spiritual Native American Service, theme: “Honoring Mother Earth,” stories, songs, drum circle, 11am, Unity of the Valley, 39th & Hillyard. FREE.

Theater Much Ado About Nothing continues. See Saturday.


Sunrise 6:27am; Sunset 8:02pm, Av High 81; Av Low 50

Gatherings Philosophy Discussion, 7pm, One Cup Coffee, 298 Blair Blvd., 683-5046. FREE.

Music Allan Stuart, 11am; Gorden Kaswell, 5:30pm, Fifth Street Public Market. FREE.


Sunrise 6:28am; Sunset 8:00pm, Av High 81; Av Low 50

Farmers’ Markets Lane County Farmers’ Market, fresh produce, fruit, plants, breads, sweets & prepared foods, 10am-3pm, 8th and Oak. 431-4923. FREE.

Creswell Farmers’ Market, 4-7pm, behind Creswell Library, Oregon Ave & 1st, Creswell. FREE.

Gateway Farmers’ & Artists’ Market, 4-8pm, Gateway Mall. 747-6294. FREE.

Film Green Mind Film Series: The Doctor Who Hears Voices, free popcorn, 6:30pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Movie Night: Horton Hears a Who, 8pm, Island Park, Spfd. FREE.

Gatherings Town Hall w/UO Athletic Director Mike Bellotti, progress of new ballpark & Matthew Knight Arena, Q&A period, 5:30pm, Endzone Terrace Club, space limited, RSVP to 346-2246. FREE.

Board of County Commissioners Community Outreach, focus on child/youth/family services, 6pm, Looking Glass Riverfront School, 1475 Franklin Blvd. FREE.

Lectures Acupuncture & Fertility Q & A, 6pm, Five Seasons Women’s Wellness, 840 Lawrence St., www.FiveSeasonsWellness.com. FREE.

Music Left Turn Only, 11am; Meg Graf, 5pm, Fifth Street Public Market. FREE.

Pedal to the Metal Tour, feat. Mudvayne, Black Label Society, Static-X, Suicide Silence, Dope, Bury Your Head & Hellzapoppin, 5pm, Cuthbert Amphitheatre, 682-5000. $32.

The Sam Bond’s Bluegrass Jam, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Outdoors/Recreation GPS 101, get the most out of your backcountry tool, GPSs available for use, 7pm, REI, 306 Lawrence St. $20, members FREE.


Sunrise 6:29am; Sunset 7:59pm, Av High 81; Av Low 50

Gatherings Teen Gaming, ages 13-18 invited to play Guitar Hero & other Wii games, 3-4:30pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

Alzheimer’s Association Education Meeting, presenting “Validation: The Feil Method” w/Amira K. Fahoum, 6pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd. FREE.

Health Options Forum w/Mayor Kitty Piercy, Betty Taylor, 7-9pm, City Hall Chambers. FREE.

Kids/Families Family Night, entertainment, food, beer, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Lectures What is Animal Communication? 8pm, Market of Choice, 29th & Willamette, 654-0591. FREE.

Music Left Turn Only, 5pm, Fifth Street Public Market. FREE.

Open Mic w/Uncle T, everyone welcome, 8pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Spencer Butte, trail maintenance w/Peter Green, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

GEARs Bike Ride: Sovern-Fir Butte, 35 miles, bring food, 6pm, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org. FREE.

Theme Swim: Ducks vs. Beavers, 1:10-3:40pm, Echo Hollow Pool, 1655 Echo Hollow Rd., 682-5525. FREE.

Twisted Bit Arena Weeknight Barrel Races, 7pm, Twisted Bit Arena, 24221 Suttle Rd., Veneta.

Women’s Cycling 101, basics of maintenance, safety, 7pm, REI, 306 Lawrence St. FREE.

Eugene Emeralds vs. Vancouver Canadians, 7:05pm today, tomorrow & Aug. 28, Civic Stadium, 342-5367. $4.50-$9 per game.


Sunrise 6:30am; Sunset 7:57pm, Av High 81; Av Low 50

Arts/Visual Hot August Nights, car show, food, music, dance, benefit for Food for Lane County, 5:30-7:30 pm, Acme Collision Service, 4350 Main St., Spfd. FREE, bring canned food.

Gatherings UO Chess Club, opening gambit: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation, 5-8pm, Espresso Roma, 825 E. 13th Ave. FREE.

Community Reception for New Police Auditor w/auditor Mark Gissener, Mayor Kitty Piercy, 4-6pm, McNutt Rm., Eugene City Hall. FREE.

City Club of Eugene, feedback & suggestion meeting, discussion, public welcome, 6pm, High St. Brewery, 1243 High St., 345-4905. FREE.

Lectures The Cost of Living Buildings w/SERA architect Lisa Petterson, discussion of costs/benefits of green & sustainable architecture, 5:30pm, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. 6th Ave., pre-reg. at tbaker@chambersconstruction.com. $25 dinner & program, $10 stu.

“Cambodia: Back from the Brink,” visual tour w/Don Lyon, Bhavia Wagner, discussion on socially responsible tourism, fair trade, 7pm, 1166 Oak St., www.friendshipwithcambodia.org. FREE.

Music Johnny Laser, 11am; Meg Graf, 5pm, Fifth Street Public Market. FREE.

Baker London, Sam Barber, rock, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3.

On the Tundra CD Release w/the Tunnel Kings, rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Vivian Lake, hike, 8 miles/1600 ft., 344-6447, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

End of Summer Skate Jam, equipment demos, hot dogs, prizes, concert at 6pm, helmets required, 4-7pm, Churchill Youth Sports Park, 2000 Bailey Hill Rd. $3.

Eugene Emeralds vs. Vancouver Canadians continue. See Wednesday.


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

Thursday, Aug. 20 Bootyology & Salsa Footwork Workshop, 7:30pm, Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St., sign up at rumbanana@gmail.com.

Friday, Aug. 21 All the Great Books (Abridged), comedic play speeding through world literature; Persuasion: a play, 7pm today, tomorrow & Thursday, Aug. 5; 2:30pm Sunday; continues through Sept. 5, Majestic Theatre at the Bruce Starker Arts Park, 783-SHOW, www.majestic.org. $10, FREE under 11 w/adult paid admission.

Saturday, Aug. 22 Corvallis Artisans Market, local art, music, kettle corn, 9am-1:30pm, First & Monroe. FREE.

Running w/Hat-titude 5k/1k, benefit races for Girls on the Run Willamette Valley, 10am & 11am start times; reg. at 9am, Willamette Park, www.active.com. $15-$25.

Free Wine Tasting, noon-3pm, Avalon Wine, 201 SW 2nd St., 752-7418.

Sunday, Aug. 23 Dance for a Cause Lavender Festival, feat. music w/ Athena Reich, Erika Gabonay, Cassandra Robertson Trio & more, theater, dance, benefit for Center Against Rape & Domestic Violence, noon-11pm, Fireworks, 1115 SE 3rd St., 760-9603, www.SouthtownStreetParty.com. $10 sug. don.


Basic Rights Oregon is seeking nominations for Equality Champions from the public to recognize LGBT Oregonians and allies to honor at their annual dinner and auction; nominations will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 21; for more info, call 503-222-6151.

Artists are encouraged to take part in the intake for the 2009 Mayor’s Art Show on Saturday, Aug. 22, between 11am and 6pm at Jacob’s Gallery in the Hult Center; all work will be displayed by medium for jurying; for more info, visit www.jacobsgallery.org.

Break the Chain Apparel and the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force are sponsoring a project called “Roots of Change” and seeking design concepts and slogan ideas related to sexual consent; Oregon residents between ages 14-21 eligible; info at www.breakthechainapparel.com or www.oregonsatf.org; entries may be submitted by mail, fax or email no later than Sept. 14.

Inspirational Sounds Gospel Choir is holding auditions for new members every Monday through September at Northwood Christian Church in Springfield; for information, call 747-3774.

The Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on the following committees: the Roads Advisory Committee & the Health Advisory Committee; applications are available at the Public Service Building, 125 E. 8th Ave. or online at www.lanecounty.org; for additional info, call 682-4203; deadline is Sept. 11.

The Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on the Commission for the Advancement of Human Rights; to download an application, visit www.LaneCounty.org, call 682-4203 or visit the Public Service Building, 125 E. 8th Ave.; deadline is 5pm, Sept. 25.

DIVA’s open call for Proposals for Exhibits to show January 2010 through June 2010 has been extended to 5pm, Saturday, Aug. 22; procedures for submitting work available online at www.divacenter.org, or call 344-3482.

Grrrlz Rock 2009 month-long music festival is now accepting submissions; any act including one or more female performer is encouraged to apply; send your contact info and links to awecindy@efn.org; more info at www.grrrlzrock.com.

The city of Eugene is recruiting volunteers to serve on a variety of boards and commissions; recruitment ends Sept. 18; prospective candidates are encouraged to apply on-line at www.eugene-or.gov/bcc or call 682-5021.

Eugene Glass School is asking local artists to donate artwork for the organization’s 10th annual Art Glass Auction & Benefit to be held Oct. 10; work must be delivered to EGS, 575 Wilson St., by Aug. 31; for more information, visit www.eugeneglassschool.org or call 342-2959.

Applications for 2009 S.L.U.G. Queen are now available; deadline is Aug. 27, competition is Sept. 3. Info at www.slugqueen.com, email kimstill@eugenesaturdaymarket.org, or call 686-8885.

Habitat for Humanity benefit raffle: tickets are $10 each or $25 for three, with a grand prize of $1,000 gift card to Jerry’s; available at Salon DeLange, 3007 N. Delta Hwy #205, www.salondelange.com; drawing will be Aug.28.breakthechainapparel.com or www.oregonsatf.org; entries may be submitted by mail, fax or email no later than Sept. 14.