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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
Sunrise 6:46am; Sunset 7:32pm, Av High 78; Av Low 48
Benefits Oregon Toxics Alliance Victory Celebration & Benefit Silent Auction, food, beverages, music, guest speakers Mayor Kitty Piercy, Shawn Donille & more, 6-8:30pm, Mt. Pisgah Pavilion, www.oregontoxics.org, 465-8860. $5-$10 sug. don.
Gatherings Newcomers Social, learn about programs, refreshments, 10-11:30am, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., 682-5318. FREE.
Lane Council of Governments Meeting, agenda: MPO issues, 11:30am-1:30pm, Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth St., 682-4405; LCOG Executive Committee Meeting, planning, funding, 5:30pm, LCOG, 859 Willamette St., 682-4395.
“Beans at the Barn,” program info, chili & cornbread feed, noon-2pm, Petersen Barn, 870 Berntzen Rd., info & reg. at 682-5521 or www.eugene-or.gov/recenroll. $1.
First-Time Home Buyer Seminar, 3 & 6pm, Courtyard by Marriott, 25 Club Rd., 342-7576. FREE.
Midtown Pearl District Block Party, music, disco, food demos, beer tasting, roller derby, massage & more, 4-7:30pm, from 13th & High St. to 15th & Pearl, 683-3377. FREE.
UO Chess Club Meeting, opening variation: Evans Gambit, 5-8pm, Espresso Roma, 825 E. 13th Ave., email@example.com. FREE.
Dining for Women, support group, featured agency: Shem Women’s Group, 6pm, Wesley United Methodist Church, 1385 Oakway Rd. FREE.
Human Rights Commission introduction, presentation & panel discussion, annual recruitment, 6pm, Atrium Building Lobby, 99 W. 10th St. FREE.
Jewels of the Vine, women’s gathering, food, wine, massage, facials, 6:30-9:30pm, Sweet Cheeks Winery, 27007 Briggs Hill Rd., 349-9463, www.sweetcheekswinery.com. $20.
Study Group w/Rabbi Derfler, theme: “Love Your Neighbor” in Jewish law, 7pm, Market of Choice, 29th & Willamette. FREE.
Hearning Loss Assoc. of Lane County Meeting, subject: partnership w/Sacred Heart Medical Center, 7-9pm, Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard, 731-8135. FREE.
Science Pub, learn about cutting-edge science & technology, eat food, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza, www.omsi.edu/sciencepub. FREE.
Habibi Eugene: A Belly Dance Show, feat. Razia, Amani & Elena Villa, 8pm, One Cup Café, 298 Blair Blvd., all ages, www.raziadance.com. $5.
Kids/Families Tiny Tots Indoor Playground Open House, kids under 5, today, tomorrow & Monday, 9am-noon today & tomorrow, in two locations, visit www.tinytotscoop.org for more info: Our Saviors Lutheran, 2200 Coburg Rd. & First Evangelical Church, 834 Monroe St.
Pre-School Storytime, ages 3-6, 11am, Sheldon Library, 1566 Coburg Rd., 682-8316. FREE.
Literary Arts Bill Cameron: Digging into the Hearts & Minds of Your Characters to Create a Story, creating characters in mystery/thriller genre, Q&A, signing, 6:30pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette, 345-8986. $10, $5 stu., FREE for members of Willamette Writers.
Music Paul Biondi & Gus Russell, jazz, 6pm, Lavelle’s, 5th St. Public Market. $5.
Poor Man’s Whiskey performs “Dark Side of the Moonshine,” bluegrass Pink Floyd tribute, 9pm, WOW Hall. $15 adv., $20 door.
Marv Ellis, Niayh, Moore Brothers, variety, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.
Outdoors/Recreation Walk With Us, weekly adult walking group, 9:30am, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., 682-5333. FREE.
Nearby Nature Fall New Volunteer Orientation, lead kids on nature hikes, 6:30-8pm, Downtown Library, 687-9699. FREE.
Social Dance Thursday Throwbacks w/DJ Food Stamp, dance, 10pm, The District, 21+ FREE.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Sunrise 6:47am; Sunset 7:30pm, Av High 78; Av Low 48
Arts/Visual Needlework by Cascade Stitchers Artist’s Reception, 5:30-7:30pm, Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St., Spfd., 505-2548. FREE.
Birds of a Feather Flock Together Artist Talk & Reception, 5:30-8pm, Springfield Museum, 590 Main St., Spfd. FREE.
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.
Gatherings Fiesta Latina, Latin American cultural celebration feat. food, art, dancing, music & fireworks finale, 5-11pm today; 11am-11pm tomorrow, Island Park, 200 W. B St., Spfd.
City Club of Eugene w/City Manager Jon Ruiz, subject: Eugene’s Three-Pronged Approach (to current economic downturn), everyone welcome, 11:50am, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. Sixth Ave., www.cityclubofeugene, 485-7433. $5.
Rosie the Riveters Monthly Meeting, noon, Adult Activity Center, 315 W. C St., Spfd., 747-9542. FREE.
Green Drinks, gathering for progressives, 5-7pm, World Café, 449 Blair Blvd. FREE.
Open Mic Poetry, song & storytelling, 8pm, One Cup Coffee, 298 Blair Blvd., 683-5046. FREE.
Kids/Families Pre-school Storytime, ages 3-6, 10:15am, Bethel Library, 1990 Echo Hollow Rd. FREE.
Baby Storytime, ages 0-1, 10:15 & 11:15am, Downtown Library. FREE.
Family Fun Night, games, crafts, dinner, 5:30-8pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., 682-5521. FREE.
Tiny Tots Indoor Playground Open House continues. See Thursday.
Lectures Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation Symposium, theme: “Advocating for an Environment of Equality: Legal & Ethical Duties in a Changing Climate, 8am-5pm, UO School of Law, 1515 Agate St. FREE.
Music Skip Jones & Gus Russell, dueling keyboards, 6pm, Lavelles, 5th St. Public Market. $5.
Hunt Family Band, bluegrass, country, 6pm, Supreme Bean, 2864 Willamette St. FREE.
Crosby Stills & Nash, 8pm, Cuthbert Amphitheatre, 682-5000. $41-$61.
Chibuku & Thioub, World Beat, dance, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$10.
Club Pynk, rock, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.
Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Baker Beach, hike, 6 miles; Crater Lake, two-day bike trip, 33 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.
Walk ‘n Talkers, weekly adult walking group, 9-11am, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., 682-5333. FREE.
Pets Feline Fridays, adopt a cat/kitten, fees cut, Greenhill Humane Society, 88530 Green Hill Rd., www.green-hill.org.
Social Dance Flamenco por Fiesta, intro to Andalusian dance & culture, all ages & levels, 6-7pm, East Blair Co-Op Community Room, 4th & Jackson, 515-5776. $10 sug. don.
Drop-in Dance: Fox Trot, 8:30pm, Staver Dance Sport, 41 E. 6th. $10.
Dance Party w/Bohemian Sound, 10pm, The District 21+ FREE.
Spiritual Church Women United Forum Meeting, nonviolent peacemaking w/Caitlin Robertson, 9:15am, McKenzie Valley Presbyterian Church, 88393 Walterville Loop, Walterville, 302-8095. FREE.
96th Interfaith Prayer Service, 7pm, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St., www.interfaithprayer.org. FREE.
Shabbat Services, kosher vegan dinner, 7:30pm, Ahavas Torah, 2935 Onyx, 844-1340. FREE.
Theater Little Shop of Horrors, 8pm, today & tomorrow; weekends through Oct. 17, Actors Cabaret, 996 Willamette St., www.actorscabaret.org, 683-4368. $16-$35.95.
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, 8pm, today & tomorrow; 2:30pm Sunday, Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Dr., Cottage Grove. $8-$10. www.cottagetheatre.org or 942-8001.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Sunrise 6:49am; Sunset 7:28pm, Av High 78; Av Low 47
Benefits Bhoom Tsog Fundraiser, garage sale, Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center, 2340 Grant St., hours & info at 688-0073.
Stop Pet Overpopulation Today (SPOT) Giant Parking Lot Sale, gently used pet & people stuff, 8am-1pm, We Suds ‘Em, Suds ‘Em Yourself, 192 W. 11th, 684-4429, www.spotspayneuter.org.
Tropical Thunder Party, fundraiser to support Hispanic youth access to higher education, fire dancing, raffle, belly dancing, DJ, 7pm-2am, Rodeo Steak House, 495 Holly St., Junction City, 788-3318. $10.
Farmers’ Markets Saturday Market, 10am-6:30pm, w/entertainment by Jim Fritz, 10am; Robert Paslay, 11am; Eagle Park Slim, noon; Paul & Nancy’s Love Truffle, 1pm; Laura Kemp, 2pm; The Usual Suspects, 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.
Food/Drink WildAire Pinot Noir Tasting, 5-7pm, Nib, 769 Monroe St., 485-1269. FREE.
Gatherings Walterville Community Fair, parade, talent contest, kids games, music, dinner, 9am, George Millican Community Hall, 39259 Camp Creek Rd., Walterville. FREE.
Market of Creations, sale of local arts & crafts, 9:30am-5pm, 760 Chambers. FREE.
FOOD for Lane County Youth Farm Fest, tomato taste-off, fresh produce, samples, pick-your-own flowers, tours, 10am-2pm, Youth Farm, 705 Flamingo Ave., Spfd. FREE.
Songwriters Workshop: “What Makes a Hit?” 11am-1pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. $1 sug. don.
Neighborhood Green Homes Bike Tour, noon, Whiteaker Station, 520 Blair Blvd. FREE.
Community Art in the Garden Potluck, art, music, group mural project, bring a dish, refreshments provided, 3-8pm, One Cup Café, 298 Blair Blvd., 683-5046. FREE.
Fiesta Latina continues. See Friday.
Kids/Families Family Music Time, sing & dance w/community musicians, 10:15am, Downtown Library. FREE.
Lectures “A New Way” Study Group, based on Success Principles by Jack Canfield, 8am, Market of Choice, 29th & Willamette, 228-8546. FREE.
Intro to Computers, no experience necessary, 10am-noon, Downtown Library, pre-reg. at 682-5450. FREE.
Gardening Workshop: Putting Your Beds to Bed, 10am-noon, call 682-4850 for location & to register. FREE.
First-Time Home Buyers Seminar, 12:30pm, Springfield City Hall, 342-7576. FREE.
Literary Arts What It Means to Be a Duck: Mike Bellotti & Oregon’s Greatest Players, booksigning feat. Register-Guard’s Rob Moseley & former UO players, noon, UO Duck Stop, 895 13th Ave., 346-4331. FREE.
New Poetry Series: Lindsay Hill & Dan Rafael, 7:30pm, DIVA Center, 110 W. Broadway. $5 sug. don.
Music Kelly Thibodeaux & the Étoufée Band, Mardi Gras celebration, 2-8pm, Siuslaw Bank Amphitheatre, Greenwaters Park, 48362 Hwy 58, Oakridge, 782-4146. FREE.
Pearwood Pipers, Renaissance vocal & instrumental, 2pm, Atrium, 10th & Olive. FREE.
Emerald Valley Opry feat. Billy Pollard, Urban Monroes, Kerry Grombacher, Gunnips, Julie & the Guys, 5:30pm, Willamette High School, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd., www.emeraldvalleyopry.com. $6, $5 sen., $3 under 3.
Complicated, Stephanie Herwig, pop, rock, 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $6-$10.
Hyding Jekyll, Broken Cell, Face of Order Tullis, 8pm, WOW Hall. $5 adv., $7 door.
Star Anna & the Laughing Dogs, Brian Ledferd, Americana, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.
Outdoors/Recreation GEARs Bike Ride: Ingram Island Loop, 55 miles, bring food, 9am, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org. FREE.
Fall Bird Walk w/birder Davey Wendt, bring binoculars, field guide & food, 8-10am, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Rd. $5.
Tri-Trail Challenge, three events: Amazon Headwaters-Ridgeline Trail, 7K; 1K time trial; Rexius Trail, 3K, 9am, Frank Kinney Park, Martin St. off W. Amazon Dr. $15-$20.
Family Exploration Day, explore Stewart Pond, binoculars/bug nets/field guides supplied, 9am-2pm, Stewart Pond Natural Area, Bertelsen Rd. & Stewart Rd. FREE.
Go Take a Hike, scenic hikes for individuals with developmental disabilities, ages 16 and up, 10am-4pm, meet at 10th & Olive, info & pre-reg. at 682-5311, www.eugene-or.gov/recenroll. $25.
Social Dance Contra Dance w/music by Three Fingered Jack, calling by Stacy Rose, 7:30pm, Cesar Chavez School Gym, 1510 W. 14th Ave., 521-0596. $7, $6 stu.
Dance-Off, final qualifying week, theme: “SexyBack,” 10pm, The District, 21+ FREE.
Spiritual Shabbat Services, food & beverages, limited childcare, 9:30am; lunch at 12:30pm; learn with the Rabbi, 2:30-3:30pm, Ahavas Torah, 2935 Onyx, 844-1340. FREE.
Theater Little Shop of Horrors continues. See Friday.
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead continues. See Friday.
Volunteer Hendricks Park Volunteer Forest Work Party, pull ivy, remove invasives, 9am-noon, Hendricks Park, 2200 Summit Ave., www.friendsofhendrickspark.org.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
Sunrise 6:50am; Sunset 7:26pm, Av High 78; Av Low 47
Farmers’ 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.
Food/Drink Wine at the Farm, 11am-5pm, Lone Pine Farms, 91909 River Rd., Junction City, 688-4389.
Gatherings Coburg Antique Fair, 300+ antique dealers from Northwest, free parking & shuttle, music, food, 8am-4pm, Coburg city blocks, 91055 S. Willamette St., www.coburgchamber.org , 683-0916. FREE.
Chicken Barbecue, noon-4pm, Spencer Creek Grange, Lorane Hwy & McBeth Rd., 343-6970. FREE.
Cool Congregations Workshop, national program to help congregations reduce carbon footprint & save money, 1-4pm, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 3925 Hilyard St., pre-reg. & info at 221-1054. $20 sug. don., $50 groups of 3 & more.
Eugene Skinner’s 200th Birthday Party, author/historian William Sullivan, music, cake, readings of Skinner’s letters, poetry, 3-10pm, Eugene Masonic Cemetery, E. 25th Ave & University St., 684-0949. FREE.
Lectures “Is Life a Random Walk?” w/Mark West, 10am, Eckankar Center, 2833-C Willamette St., 343-2657. FREE.
Music Alison Zopel, piano, 11am, Supreme Bean, 2864 Willamette St. FREE.
Village Harmony World Music Choral Concert, acapella, 3:30pm, Eugene Mennonite Church, 3590 W. 18th Ave. $10, $7 stu. & sen.
High School Open Mic, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.
Richie Spice, Spanner Banner, Medium Troy, reggae, 9pm, WOW Hall. $20 adv., $25 door.
The Filthiest People Alive, rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.
Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Green Lakes, hike, 8.8 miles; Oregon Military Road, hike, 5 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.
GEARs Bike Ride: Applegate Trail, 48 miles, 9am, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org. FREE.
Psycho Cross P-Series, cyclocross race, 10am, Camp Harlow, 3850 County Farm Rd. FREE to watch, $20 to race.
Raptor Walk w/birder & naturalist Rick Ahrens, 1-3pm, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Rd. $5.
Social Dance USA Dance 2nd Sunday Dance, tango, ballroom, 6-9:30pm, Vet’s Club, 1626 Willamette St. $5 mem., $8.
Spiritual Words of Peace Video Showing: Maharaji on inner peace & happiness, 7pm, EWEB Community Room, 500 E. 4th St., 393-5120. FREE.
Taize Service, teaching healing & wholeness, music, 7-8pm, Unity of the Valley Church, 39th & Hilyard. FREE.
Vendanta & the Teachings of Jesus Christ, Sadhvi Chaitanya, 7-9pm, First Unitarian Church, 1166 Oak St., 344-1425. Don.
Theater Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead continues. See Friday.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Sunrise 6:51am; Sunset 7:25pm, Av High 77; Av Low 47
Benefits Gil’s Ride 2009 Welcome Home Party, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza, www.gilsride.blogspot.com. Don.
Gatherings Wood Carving w/The McKenzie Carvers, presentation, 12:15-1:15pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Bernzten Rd., pre-reg. at 682-5521. FREE.
The Work of Byron Katie Inquiry Group, no experience necessary, 7-9pm, call 514-3042 for info & location. FREE.
Kids/Families Tiny Tots Indoor Playground Open House continues. See Thursday.
Music The World Inferno Friendship Society w/Brian V., art rock, 7:30pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.
Outdoors/Recreation Water Walking Aerobics, 8:30am, Sheldon Pool, 2443 Willakenzie. FREE.
Social Dance Flamenco por Fiesta, intro to Andalusian dance & culture, adults only, 5:15-6:45pm, East Blair Co-Op Community Room, 4th & Jackson, 515-5776. $15-$20 sug. don.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Sunrise 6:52am; Sunset 7:23pm, Av High 77; Av Low 47
Farmers’ Markets Lane County Farmers Market, fresh produce, fruit, plants, breads, sweets & prepared foods,10am-3pm, 8th and Oak. 431-4923. FREE.
Creswell Farmer’s Market, 4-7pm, behind Creswell Library, Oregon Ave & 1st, Creswell. FREE.
Gateway Farmer’s & Artist’s Market, 4-8pm, Gateway Mall. 747-6294. FREE.
Gatherings Committed Partners for Youth/Big Brothers Big Sisters Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony w/Mayor Kitty Piercy, food, stories, 4:30-6:30pm, 935 Oak St. FREE.
AWAKE Sleep Apnea Support Meeting, 6:30-8pm, Sacred Heart Medical Center, 3333 RiverBend Dr., Spfd, 343-0134. FREE.
Kids/Families Tiny Tots Storytime, ages 1-2, 10:15 & 11am; Toddler Storytime, ages 2-3, 10:15 & 11am, Downtown Library. FREE.
Pajama Storytime, wear PJs to library, kids of all ages, 7pm, Springfield Library, 255 Fifth St., 726-3766. FREE.
Lectures “The Common Soldier of the Civil War” w/Randy Fletcher, 7pm, Fern Ridge Library, 88016 Territorial Rd., Veneta. FREE.
Literary Arts Windfall Reading Series: Laura HeHew & Matt Love, theme: “The Story Behind the Story,” booksigning, refreshments, 5:30pm, Downtown Library, 682-5450. FREE.
Chelsea Cain, Portland author reads from Evil at Heart, 7pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St. FREE.
Music The Sam Bond’s Bluegrass Jam, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.
Outdoors/Recreation Cardio Challenge, 8am; Arthritis Aquatics Exercise, 10:30am, Sheldon Pool, 2443 Willakenzie. FREE.
Social Dance International Folk Dance Class, no experience necessary, 2:30-4pm, Jasper Grange, Jasper, 744-3244. FREE.
Spiritual Movie Night: Conversations with God, feat. short film Eternal Gaze, 6pm, Shambala Center, 446 E. 13th Ave., 868-1178. FREE.
Intro to Sacred Sexuality for Couples, 7-9pm, 1784 W. 9th Pl., www.awakeningconnection.com, 556-6263. FREE.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Sunrise 6:53am; Sunset 7:21pm, Av High 77; Av Low 47
Farmers’ Markets Bethel Farmers’ Market, fresh flowers, produce & more, 3-7pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., 682-5521. FREE.
Food/Drink Market to Pantry Class, homemade condiments, 5:30pm, OSU Extension Service, 950 W. 13th Ave. $15.
Gatherings Quilters Day of Caring: Old-Fashioned Quilting Bee, quilt tops, batting & backs provided, work benefits community service fund, 8-11am, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., 682-5318. FREE.
Rainy Day Blues Society Membership Meeting, music w/Colin Lake, Broh-Taylor Band, 6:30-8:30pm, Mac’s at the Vet’s Club, 1626 Willamette, 344-8600. FREE.
Kids/Families Pre-school Storytime, ages 3-6, 10:15 & 11am, Downtown Library. FREE.
Family Night w/Rich Glauber, music, food, beer, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.
Lectures Hope for Remote Darfur Villages: Kids for Kids, Patricia Parker, 7-8:30pm, Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard. FREE.
Literary Arts Love to Read Weekly Book Club, discuss story lines, authors, next book to read, 10-11:30am, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., 682-5318. 25 cents.
Music Girl Talk, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $15 adv., $18 door.
Jake Allen, singer/songwriter, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.
MoonBox, Concrete Love Seat, acoustic, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.
Outdoors/Recreation Forest Discovery Tours, sustainable forestry explained by leaders from Davidson Industries, LCC’s Sitcoos Station & Oregon Small Woodland Assoc., 8:30am-2pm, call for registration & location, 484-5307, www.travellanecounty.org. FREE.
Bike Riding for Fun & Fitness, weekly seniors in-town bike ride, helmets required, 9:30am, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., 682-5318. FREE.
Deep Water Fitness, 5:30pm, Sheldon Pool, 2443 Willakenzie. FREE.
GEARs Bike Ride: Lorane Hwy-Gimple Hill, 30 miles, bring food, 6pm, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org. FREE.
Spiritual Open Heart Meditation, 5:30pm, 310 Fulvue, 914-0431. FREE.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Sunrise 6:54am; Sunset 7:19pm, Av High 77; Av Low 47
Film Matinee Movies: Last Chance Harvey, films celebrating seniors, snacks provided, 2-4:30pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., 682-5318. FREE.
Gatherings Welcome Party for Kim Leval, new NCAP executive director, 5-7pm, for directions RSVP by Sept. 15 to 344-5044, ext. 22. FREE.
UO Chess Club Meeting, opening variation: Semi-Slav Defense, Botvinnik Variation, 5-8pm, Espresso Roma, 825 E. 13th Ave., firstname.lastname@example.org. FREE.
Kids/Families Pre-school storytime, ages 3-6, 11am, Sheldon Library, 1566 Coburg Rd. FREE.
Lectures Digital Photo Management, Internet experience required, 6-8pm, Downtown Library, pre-reg. at 682-5450. FREE.
Music Those Darn Accordions, Felina’s Arrow, rock, polka, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $10.
Two Cow Garage, Austin Lucas, Mike Hale, rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.
Outdoors/Recreation Active Water Jogging, 9:30am, Sheldon Pool, 2443 Willakenzie. FREE.
Social Dance Thursday Throwbacks w/DJ Food Stamp, dance, 10pm, The District, 21+ FREE.
Note - Continuation dates for out-of-town events are listed under the first day of the event.
Thursday, Sept. 10 Blood Pressure Screening, 9-11am, Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., 766-6959. FREE.
Brown Bag Artist Talk w/artist Nancy Pobanz, noon, The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison. FREE.
Movie Night: The Jerk, 9pm, Cloud9. FREE.
Friday, Sept. 11 North American Wildlife Exhibit Artists’ Reception, feat. work by Sharon & Larry Rosenkoetter, 4:30-8:30pm, Giustina Gallery, OSU. FREE
Saturday, Sept. 12 Rhapsody in the Vineyard, downtown wine walk, tasting, music, 4-7pm, www.downtowncorvallis.org. $5.
Monday, Sept. 14 Corvallis City Club, “Prosperity Through Innovation: exploring the process,” 11:45am-1:30pm, First Presbyterian Church, 8th & Monroe, 757-1507. $5.
Wednesday, Sept. 16 Senior Council Meeting, 1:30pm, Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., 766-6959. FREE.
The Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications for residents interested in serving on the Public Safety Coordinating Council; deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 11; for applications, call 682-4203 or visit www.lanecounty.org; the BOC is also seeking applicants for the Health Advisory Committee; deadline for submissions is Friday, Sept. 11; forms available on line at www.lanecounty.org or by calling 682-4207.
Enter Oregon Wild’s outdoor photo contest; deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 15; for info or to submit photos, visit www.oregonwild.org/photo_contest.
Auditions for Cottage Theatre’s production of Dames at Sea will be held 12:30pm, Saturday, Sept. 19, at Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Dr., Cottage Grove. More info at 942-8001 or visit www.cottagetheatre.org.
Auditions for The Shedd Institutes December production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, from noon-6pm, with callbacks on Sept. 13; auditions by appointment only; email Jessi Cotter at email@example.com.
Young adults grades 6-12 are encouraged to write a short story for the Springfield Library Teen Short Story Writing Contest; story must include the sentence, “No one knew for sure how it happened”; deadline is Oct. 30 by 5pm; entries must include a submission form available at the library or on line at www.wheremindsgrow.org/teens.
Eugene Community Orchestra has openings for strings, winds and percussion; rehearsals are Tuesday nights, 7pm, at Sheldon High School; no audition required; for further info, call 343-7443.
Eugene city pools hold recreational swims for all ages; daily use fee varies by pool; for schedules, times and further information, call 682-5333.
Arts Umbrella announces Fall auditions for its three orchestras held Monday, Sept. 14, at the Arts Umbrella offices, 3411 S. Willamette, between 4-6pm; for further information, call 484-0473 or visit www.artsumbrella.org.
Hebrew School after-school classes are available starting Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Ahavas Torah; call 844-1340 to register; also now accepting childcare applications for new children, ages 2-5, call above number for information or to register.