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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 9.10.09

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The World/Inferno Friendship Society has been called, or have called themselves, many curious things: circus-like, vaudevillean, X meets Dandy Warhols, Jefferson Airplane meets Nirvana, a Traveling Greek Festival of Music and a soul-punk orchestra whose most recent live show is a musical entitled “Addicted to Bad Ideas: Peter Lorre’s Twentieth Century.” OK. All we know, for now, are the facts: This octet features members of Eugene’s Dead Americans as well as Brian Viglione of The Dresden Dolls, and Monday they play WOW Hall. Go make friends with them, or watch the world burn.

One of the most amazing moments in all of the accumulated footage of the Woodstock festival occurs when, post-song, Crosby, Stills and Nash thank the crowd — in harmony. This golden-throated trio, in songs like “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” and “Marrakesh Express,” captures something essential and mythic with their intricate vocal interplay and fragile folk flow, which dips and soars like some beautiful, broken-winged angel flying too close to the ground; Jimi Hendrix called CSN “groovy, Western-sky music.” Their autumnal melodies will sing a bittersweet farewell to summer Friday at Cuthbert Amphitheatre. 

City Club of Eugene is coming back from its August hiatus, and Eugene City Manager Jon Ruiz (pronounced Reese, we’re not sure why) has agreed to kick off this year’s series with a talk on how Eugene is going to muddle through the economic downturn. For you newbies, City Club is a public forum with open debate on issues important to Eugene. Meetings take place Fridays at 11:50 am, lately at the Eugene Hilton, though the location changes. Anyone can attend; it costs $5 for nonmembers and is free for members. For more info, go to www.cityclubofeugene.org

The glorious fall theater season opens Friday, Sept. 11 with two classic faves: Tom Stoppard’s word-tastic — and, in this production, gender bending — Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the Cottage Theatre (pictured; 942-8001 or cottagetheatre.com for tix, only through Sept. 19!) and the Ashman/Menken glories of Little Shop of Horrors at Actors Cabaret of Eugene (683-4368 or www.actorscabaret.org, through Oct. 17). See one Friday and one Saturday, and you’ll be ready for more!


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., chess@uoregon.edu. 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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., chess@uoregon.edu. 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 jessi@ofam.net.

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.