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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 9.17.09

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Founded in 1999, the Eugene-based Huertos de la Familia helps low-income families achieve a level of self-sufficiency through gardening. The nonprofit organization offers education on gardening as well as matters of personal health and food preservation, and it provides seeds, tools and a plots where families have reported harvesting anywhere from 25 to 200 pounds of their own produce. Huerto de la Familia’s 10th anniversary celebration Saturday at Cozmic Pizza will include a screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary The Garden (pictured), about community gardeners in South Central L.A. who stand up to the bulldozers of big developers and city hall.

The Aztecs ate them, used them in ritual ceremonies and often smoked out of their long, reedy stems. Some can grow bigger than your head. They provided the darkly mythical name for one of early Hollywood’s most notorious murder cases. Dahlias, that unmistakable flower that blooms like a sun in supernova, will play the starring role this weekend at the Lane County Dahlia Society’s annual show at Lane County Fairgrounds.

Happy New Year! It’s Rosh Hashanah, the start of Judaism’s High Holy Days. In areas with larger Jewish populations, school schedules might work a bit differently with the holy days, which begin at sundown Sept. 18 and end with Yom Kippur, after 10 days of repentance, the casting off of sins and good works. The Eugene area hosts at least three Rosh Hashanah services this year. Wish your friends L’shana tovah, a good year, and listen for the notes of the shofar (pictured), the traditional ram’s horn.


Sunrise 6:54am; Sunset 7:19pm, Av High 77; Av Low 47

Benefits Special Benefit Reception for Relief Nursery, 4-6pm, Karin Gallery, 760 Willamette St., www.reliefnursery.org, 684-7963.

Film Matinee Movies: Last Chance Harvey, films celebrating seniors, snacks provided, 2-4:30pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., 682-5318. FREE.

Gatherings League of Women Voters’ fall luncheon feat. Secretary of State Kate Brown, 11:30am-1:30pm, Mallard Banquet Hall, 725 W. 1st Ave., 343-7917. FREE, $12 lunch.

Welcome Party for Kim Leval, new NCAP executive director, 5-7pm, for direction RSVP by Sept. 15 to 344-5044, ext. 22. FREE.

Business After Hours, early holiday shopping, treats, drinks, 5-7pm, The District, 1290 Oak St. Eugene Chamber members pay $10 and non members pay $20 at the door.

UO Chess Club Meeting, opening variation: Semi-Slav Defense, Botvinnik Variation, 5-8pm, Espresso Roma, 825 E. 13th Ave., chess@uoregon.edu. FREE.

Downtown Neighborhood Association general meeting, current focus: Eugene revitalization, development of EWEB riverfront property, downtown progress report from William Kennedy, George Brown discusses urban renewal, 5:30-7:30pm, WOW Hall, 291 W. 8th Ave. 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.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra w/Wynton Marsalis, jazz ensemble, 7:30pm, Silva Concert Hall, Hult Center. $28-$68

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 Throw-backs w/DJ Food Stamp, dance, 10pm, The District, 21+ FREE.

Theater No Shame Eugene: Theatre Workshop, write & produce original 5-minute works, 7:30-9:30pm, Tango Center, 194 W. Broadway, 573-6155. FREE.


Sunrise 6:56am; Sunset 7:17pm, Av High 76; Av Low 46 

Arts/Visual Art Talk: photographer Blake Edwards on the Eugene Grid Project, noon, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway, www.divacenter.org. FREE.

Film Movie & Discussion: Reversing Diabetes Naturally, 10:30-noon, Campbell Senior Center, 155 High St., reg. at 682-5318. 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, food, art, music & dancing, 5-11:30pm today & 11:30am-11:30pm tomorrow, Island Park, 200 W. B St., Spfd. $5.

Vegan Potluck, bring a dish w/place setting, 7pm, McNeil-Riley House, 13th & Jefferson, 341-1690. FREE.

Eugene Natural History Society Monthly Meeting w/Charles Goodrich, 7:30pm, Willamette Hall, UO. FREE.

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

Kids/Families Baby Storytime, ages 0-1, 10:15 & 11:15am, Downtown Library. FREE.

Pre-school Storytime, ages 3-6, 10:15am, Bethel Library, 1990 Echo Hollow Rd. FREE.

Family Fun Night, mini-carnival dinner, yard games, swimming & “dive in” movie: Monster House, 6pm, Sheldon Community Center, 2445 Willakenzie Rd., 682-5333. FREE.

Family Movie & Game Night, 7-9pm, Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard St., 682-5373. FREE.

Lectures Pacifica Forum: “Radical Centrism: A New Political Philosophy for Independent Voters” w/Billy Rojas, 3pm, EMU Walnut Room, UO, 344-0483. FREE.

Meet the Undertaker, Q&A w/natural funeral director, arranger & natural burial advocate, 6:45-8:30pm, Sunset Hills Cemetery Chapel, 4810 Willamette, www.naturalend.org. FREE.

Youth Empowerment Project w/Karen Olch, 7pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway, www.divacenter.org. FREE.

Music Justin Scott King, singer/songwriter, 6pm, Supreme Bean, 2864 Willamette St. FREE.

Portugal. The Man, Drug Rug, Bazil Rathbone, rock, 8:30pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene feat. Mystical Oasis, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Ruins of Ooah, Empty Space Orchestra, rock, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Early Bird Fitness, water aerobics, 7am, Sheldon Pool, 2443 Willakenzie, 682-5333. FREE.

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.

West Coast Dog & Cat Rescue Adoption Event, 9am-6pm, today & tomorrow; 11am-5pm Sunday, Johnson Brothers Greenhouses, 91444 Coburg Rd., 337-2157.

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

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

Spiritual Dances of Universal Peace, all ages, 7pm, Friends Meeting Hall, 2274 Onyx, 345-4951. Don.

Rosh Hashanah Service, meditation, music, Kiddish, 6:30pm, Ad-Olam at Unity of the Valley, 39th & Dillard, www.adolam.org. 

Rosh Hashana Services, limited childcare, refreshments, 6:45pm today; 9am & 6:45pm tomorrow, Ahavas Torah, 2935 Onyx, 844-1340. FREE.

Rosh Hashanah Service, music, singing, prayer, 7pm, Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th, www.tbieugene.org, RSVP to 485-7218.

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 and Guildenstern Are Dead, 8 pm today & tomorrow, Cottage Theatre, Cottage Grove, www.cottagetheatre.org or 942-8001. $7-$10.


Sunrise 6:57am; Sunset 7:15pm, Av High 76; Av Low 46

Farmers’ Markets Saturday Market, 10am-6:30 pm, w/entertainment by J Stephan Mockli, 10am; Rich Glauber, 11am; The Traceys, noon; Larry Murante, 1pm; Brian Cutean, 2pm; Cap’n Trips, 3:30pm; Park Blocks, 8th & Oak, www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org. FREE.

Lorane Saturday Market, local produce & crafts, 10am-3pm, Common Area, Dew Drop Inn, 80301 Territorial Rd., Lorane. 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 Farmer's Market, 9am-3pm, Southtowne Shoppes, Oak between 28th & 29th. FREE.

Film Adult Services Screening, documentary about reversing diabetes, 10:30am-noon, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., pre-reg. at 682-5311, www.eugene-or.gov/recenroll. FREE.

Gatherings Gathering of Gardeners, vendors, speakers, music, tomato taste-off, 9am-5pm today & 10am-4pm tomorrow, Village Green Garden Resort, Cottage Grove, www.gardenersevents.com, 942-2491. $2, FREE under 16.

McMenamins Mid-Valley Brew Fest, local brews, music, 11am, McMenamins High St. Brewery, 1243 High St.

Recovery Rocks Annual Celebration, alcohol & drug recovery event, motorcycle ride, picnic, face painting, raffle, games & more, 11am-4pm, Skinners Butte Park, www.recoverymonth.gov. FREE. 

Really, Really Free Market, give away/take away of goods, music, clothes, skills, workshops, noon-6pm, East Blair Housing Co-Op, 4th & Adams. FREE.

Eugene Pokemon League, noon-4pm, The Coaching Center, 4750 Village Plaza Loop. FREE.

Super Stitches Clothing & Re-Design Party, music, noon-7pm, Redoux Parlour, 780 Blair Blvd. FREE.

Lane County Dahlia Society’s Annual Dahlia Show, 1-6pm today & 10am-3pm tomorrow, Wheeler Pavilion, Lane County Fairgrounds, 461-8004. FREE.

Neighborhood Green Homes Bike Tour, Laurel Hill Valley, www.eugeneneighbors.org, 485-6846. FREE.

Huerto de Familia’s 10th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit, Andean music w/Uandinos, screening of The Garden, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza, www.huertodelafamilia.org. $5-$10.

Car Free Party, video showings, drinks, light snacks, 6pm, Organic Haus, 180 Polk St. FREE.

Saturday Night Action, activities for individuals with developmental disabilities, teens & young adults, 18 & up, 6-9pm, Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St., pre-reg. at 682-5311, www.eugene-or/recenroll. $15.

Pirate Costume Party, international “talk like a pirate” day, games, no booze, 6:30pm, Irving Grange, 1011 Irvington Dr., 998-2803. $2.

Youth Empowerment Project Video Screening & Performance: Project Invoke, I Want to Live & Universal Declaration of Human Rights, art, readings, 7-9pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway, 344-3482. FREE.

Fiesta Latina continues. See Friday.

Kids/Families Family Music Time 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.

Literary Arts Literary Reading: poets Ce Rosenow & Laura Winter, 5-7pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette, 345-8986. FREE.

Music Riffle Tailgate Party, Ducks’ pre-game & half-time, 10am, Moshofsky Center, Autzen Stadium. FREE w/ game ticket.

Philip & Friends, classical, 2pm, Atrium, 10th & Olive. FREE.

Sean Tyrrell presents “Message of Peace,” story & song, 7:30pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette. $10.

Mayer Hawthorne & The County, James Pants, Buff 1, Animal Farm, soul, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

Basin & Range, North of West, rock, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation GEARs Bike Ride: Veneta via Bolton Hill, 45 miles, 9am, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org. FREE.

Obsidians: Bellfountain Loop, bike, 40 miles; Carl Lake, hike, 13.4 miles; Vivian Lake, 8 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Depoe Bay Indian-Style Salmon Bake, live entertainment, shopping tour, 8am-6pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., 682-5521. $27 trip, $16 meal ticket.

Audubon Bird Walk, all levels of birders welcome, 8am-noon, South Eugene High School, 19th & Patterson, 968-5533. $3 sug. don.

Yoga Workshops w/Suman Barkhas, tai chi, qigong, dance, relaxation, 9am-noon, River Road Park Center, 1400 Lake Dr., reg. at 688-4052, www.holistichealinginstitute.org. FREE.

AcroYoga in the Garden w/Santa Cruz teacher Amy Impellizzeri, 10am-1pm, Fox Hollow Studio, directions & sign-up at 831-227-1911, www.elementalbalance.org. $45.

Fall Fruits & Folliage w/botanist Rhoda Love, learn about plant adaptation, seed dispersal & more, 10am-noon, Mt. Pisgah Visitors Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Rd. $5.

Pets West Coast Dog & Cat Rescue Adoption Event continues. See Friday.

Social Dance Barn Dance w/the Country Club Band, refreshments, 7-9:30pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., reg. at 682-5521. $2.

Dance-Off, grand finale comptetiton w/DJ Pheonix, 10pm, The District, 21+ FREE.

Spiritual Rosh Hashanah Morning Service, 9am; Children’s Service, 7 & under, 10am; Children’s Service, 8 & up, Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th, www.tbieugene.org.

Rosh Hashanah Morning Service, 10am, Ad-Olam at Unity of the Valley, 39th & Dillard, www.adolam.org. 

Rosh Hashana Services continue. See Friday.

Theater Little Shop of Horrors continues. See Friday.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstren Are Dead continues. See Friday.


Sunrise 6:58am; Sunset 7:13pm , Av High 76; Av Low 46

Benefits Sole Support for Parkinson’s Walk, fundraiser for regional services, music, vendors, kids’ activities, w/emcee Tim Chuey, reg. at noon, walk at 1pm, Alton Baker Park, pavilions 1 & 2, 632 Day Island Rd., reg. at www.solesupport.org. $15, FREE ages 5 & under.

Emerald Family Down Syndrome Network’s Buddy Walk, fundraiser, music, crafts, face painting & more, reg. at 12:30pm; walk at 2pm, Amazon Park Amphitheatre, 2700 Hilyard St.

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.

Film Video Slam, student, amateur & pro videos encouraged, 7pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway, www.divacenter.org. FREE.

Video Showing: Peace One Day, documentary of International Day of Peace, 7pm, Center for Spiritual Living, 390 Vernal St. Don.

Gatherings Whiteaker Plant Sale, trees, shrubs, houseplants, 9am-2pm, Scobert Gardens Park, 686-4646.

Gathering of Gardeners, gardening exhibitions, music, art, grand opening of Children’s Playhouse, demonstrations, vendors, wine tasting and more, 9am-5pm today & 10am-4pm tomorrow, Village Green Resort Gardens, Cottage Grove, www.villagegreenresortandgardens.com, 942-2491. $4.

Fall Equinox Open House, cider pressing, grape tasting, tours, 10am-3pm, Fern Hill Nursery, 78703 Echo Hollow Ln., Cottage Grove. FREE.

Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market, 10am-4pm, Lane County Fairgrounds, 683-5589. $1.50.

Eugene Battle Roads Official Tournament, 11am sign-up; competition at noon, The Coaching Center, 4750 Village Plaza Loop. FREE.

Coast Fork Annual Picnic in Mosby Creek, potluck, barbecue, discussion, plant walk, photo exhibit, 1-4pm, Blue Mountain Park, 76132 Blue Mountain School Rd., Cottage Grove, www.coastfork.org. FREE.

Gasthaus Bierstube/Bavarian Restaurant Oktoberfest Reunion, authentic German food, music w/RK Band, golf, lots of parking, bring photos & memories, 1-5pm, Eugene Eagles #275, Eagles on the Green, 1375 Irving Rd., 688-9471. $8 mem., $10.

Eugene Rainbow Family Potluck, bring food & utensils, 1-6pm, Alton Baker Park, 632 Day Island Rd.

Open Belly Casting, plaster casts created for pregnant moms, 1-4pm, $65, includes materials; Vegetarian Potluck, 6pm, Spirit In The Sky Center, 1151 Lorane Hwy, 345-1070, www.spiritinthesky.org. FREE.

Vegetarian Supper Club, potluck, theme: Silk Road Adventure, 6pm, RSVP & location at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vegsupperclub/. FREE.

Barn Dance, 7pm-9pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., 682-5521. $2.

Lane County Dahlia Society’s Annual Dahlia Show continues. See Saturday.

Gathering of Gardeners continues. See Saturday.

Lectures Real Hope for Zimbabwean AIDS Orphans w/Tariro founder Jennifer Kyker, slide show, discussion, 1pm, Downtown Library, www.tariro.org. FREE.

Music Rainy Day Blues Society International Blues Challenge: finalists Adam Scramstad, Pure Delta Stomp, acoustic, 2-6pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

An Afternoon of Organ Music w/Dr. Mark Brombaugh, Back, Vierne, Schneidermann & Woodman, 4pm, Central Lutheran Church, 18th & Potter St. Don.

Jim Page, Brian Cutean, acoustic, 7 pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette. $10 sug. don.Ninjasonik, Totally Michael, hip-ho, 7:30pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

Al Rivers, Low Tide Drifters, Americana, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Broken Top Traverse, hike, 12 miles; Clear Lake, hike, 8 miles; Triangulation Peak, hike, 4.2 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

GEARs Bike Ride: Deerhorn via Camp Creek Road, 60 miles, 9am, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org. FREE.

Pets West Coast Dog & Cat Rescue Adoption Event continues. See Friday.

Social Dance Dance Workshop, jazz, hip hop, intermediate levels, ages 9 & up, 2-4pm, The Dance Factory, 1590 Willamette St. FREE.

Spiritual Rosh Hashana Second-Day Services, Shofar, 11am; Tashlich Ritual, 5pm, Ahavas Torah, 2935 Onyx, 844-1340. FREE.


Sunrise 6:59am; Sunset 7:11pm, Av High 75; Av Low 46

Film Pacific University Screening: The Other Side of Immigration, by Roy Germano, documentary, 6:30-8:30pm, Churchill Alternative High School, 1850 Bailey Hill Rd. FREE.

Gatherings Walkabout at West Gate Woodland, 9am, meet at Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., reg. req., 682-5111. $2.

Avid Gardeners Meeting, social, presentation on “propagation techniques revisted” by Mark Bloom, raffle & refreshments, 6:30pm, 1645 High St., 343-0882. FREE.

Vegan Potluck, bring a dish & place setting, 7pm, McNeil-Riley House, 13th & Jefferson, 341-1690. FREE.

Gathering of Gardeners continues. See Sunday.

Lectures Learn to Lower Stress & Unhappiness by Changing Your Thinking, presentation about the work of Byron Kate, 6:30-8:30pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., pre-reg. at 682-5318. FREE.

Music Alex Caton w/Sabra Guzman, roots, gospel, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

On the Air City Club of Eugene: Priorities of the New UO President, What Do the Neighbors Think? w/Eric Forrest, Deborah Healey & Mayor Kitty Piercy, 6:30-7:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.


Sunrise 7:00am; Sunset 7:10pm, Av High 75; Av Low 45

Arts/Visual Art Talk w/painter JulieAnn Millis-Testi, noon, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway, www.divacenter.org. FREE.

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 Sophia Sanctuary Autumnal Equinox Ritual, all genders & ages welcome, bring food, 7pm, Gillespie Butte on Crenshaw Rd. Don.

Singing in the Equinox: a Contemplative & Celebratory Song Circle, 7-9pm, 1784 W. 9th Pl., www.awakeningconnection.com, 556-6263. FREE.

Kids/Families Tiny Tots Storytime, ages 1-2, reading aloud, sing along, movement rhymes, 10:15 & 11am; Toddler Storytime, ages 2-3, 10:15 & 11am, Downtown Library. FREE.

Lectures Health & Nutrition w/Dr. K, 12:30-2pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd, pre-reg. at 736-4444. FREE.

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

Outdoors/Recreation Virtual Bowling, play Nintendo Wii, 2-4pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., pre-reg. at 682-5318. FREE.


Sunrise 7:01am; Sunset 7:08pm, Av High 74; Av Low 45

Farmer’s Markets Bethel Farmers’ Market, fresh flowers, produce & more, 3-7pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., 682-5521. FREE.

Kids/Families Pre-School Storytime, ages 3-6, 10:15 & 11am, Downtown Library. FREE.

Family Night w/Unkle Bunkle, music, food, beer, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Lectures Women, Families & Long Term Care: Protecting Your Independence & Assets, 5-6pm, Eugene Chamber Building, 1401 Willamette St., RSVP to 222-9020. FREE.

“Journey to the Grave, Dance to Paradise” w/anthropologist Laurel Kendall, Korean mortuary rituals, 5:30pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE.

Informal Report Back w/Corvallis City Councilor Mike Beilstein, subject: “Pastors for Peace” Cuban travels, defiance of U.S. embargo, potluck, presentation, discussion, 6pm, LASC Office, 458 Blair Blvd., 485-8633. FREE.

Keeping the Alzheimer’s Person Busy, Happy & Engaged in Life, w/Susan Stewart-Clark, 6pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd. FREE.

Talk & Slide Show w/Village School teacher Sally Grimsrud, trip to Kenya, opening remarks by Mayor Kitty Piercy, 6:30-7:30pm, Village School Cafeteria, 2855 Lincoln St. 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 Joe Manis Trio, jazz, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Outdoors/Recreation Bike Riding for Fun & Fitness, weekly seniors in-town bike ride, helmets required, 9:30am, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., 682-5318. FREE.

GEARs Bike Ride: Lorane Highway, McBeth, Fox Hollow, 22 miles, bring food, 6pm, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org. FREE.


Sunrise 7:03am; Sunset 7:06pm, Av High 74; Av Low 45

Arts/Visual Pecha Kucha Night, designers present work, 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza, www.pecha-kucha.org/cities/eugene. $5 sug. don.

Film Screening & Discussion: What Babies Want, w/hypnobabies childbirth educator Phyllis Linn, 7-9pm, Market of Choice, 28th & Willamette, reg. at 514-3042. FREE.

Gatherings Teen Book Group, feat. The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, grades 6-12, 4-5pm; Tween Scene Book Group, feat. The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex, grades 4-6, 4-5pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Grief Overview Class, coping w/grief & bereavement, 4-5:30pm, Cottage Grove Hospital Community Room, sign-up at 942-2850 ext. 18. FREE.

UO Chess Club Meeting, 5-8pm, Espresso Roma, 825 E. 13th Ave., chess@uoregon.edu. FREE.

Eugene Hearing & Speech Center 2009 Communication Achievement Awards, dinner, entertainment, auction, presentations, 5:30pm, LCC Building 19, 485-8521.

Kids/Families Pre-School Storytime, ages 3-6, 11am, Sheldon Library, 1566 Coburg Rd. FREE.

Lectures Brown Bag Talk: “Shamans, Nostalgias & the IMF: South Korean Popular Religion in Motion,” w/Laurel Kendall, noon, 159 PLC, UO, 346-1521. FREE.

Music George Mann & Mark Ross, folk, acoustic, 4-6pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette, 345-8986. Don.

Eugene Symphony: New World Symphony, feat. Wagner, Adams & Dvorak, 8pm, Hult Center, www.eugenesymphony.org. $15-$63. Mason Jennings, Crash Kings, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $17 adv., $20 door.

Outdoors/Recreation Women’s Cycling, bike maintenance basics, 7pm, REI, 306 Lawrence St. FREE.

Social Dance Tango Dance Class, all levels, first class free, 7-8pm, Studio B, 8th & Charnelton. $12.

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. 17 Improv Comedy Theater, 9pm, Cloud 9.

Saturday, Sept. 19 Working & Writing in the Woods, autumn work party, writing workshop, 10am-5pm, Cabin at Shotpouch Creek, RSVP to charles.goodrich@oregonstate.edu or 737-6198. FREE.

International Day of Peace Fair, music, games, dance, arts, parade, 1pm, Central Park, Madison Ave. & 8th St. FREE.

Ala Nar feat. Jennety, belly dancing, 9pm, Cloud 9.

Sunday, Sept. 20 Passport to Healthy Gardens, organic garden/sustainable living tour, 10am-5pm, various locations, 752-3517. $8, FREE 12 & under.

Lecture: Mind/Body Connection & Meditative Journaling w/Mary Ann Wallace, 10:30am-2:30pm, Chintimini Senior Center, 27th & Tyler. $20.

World Beat Equinox Festival, benefit for Sambanyi Project, noon-11pm, FireWorks Restaurant, 1115 SE Third St., www.southtownstreetparty.com. $10 sug. don.


The Eugene Symphony will hold instrumental competition open to violinists ages 18 and younger from 4-6pm on Wednesday, Sept. 23, in The Studio of The Hult Center; those interested in participating can call 687-9487 to schedule a competition time.

Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on the Community Health Council; application deadline is 5pm, Friday, Oct. 9; call 682-4035.

Women singers are urged to join the Women’s Choral Society, which meets Mondays, 7-9pm, in the School of Music Choir Room, UO; call 554-4633, www.womenschoralsociety.org.

City of Eugene Adult Services is offering two-day driver safety courses designed for motorists age 50 and older; classes will be held at Campbell Community Center and Petersen Barn Community Center on various dates; cost is $14; for more info or to register, call 682-5521 or visit www.eugene-or.gov/recenroll.

Free screenings for peripheral vascular disease will be held 10am-5pm, Sept. 21-24, at OHVI at RiverBend, and Friday, Sept. 25, at Cottage Grove Community Hospital; to pre-qualify and register, call 222-6376.

Open auditions will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, at Ballet North West Academy, 1144 Willagillespie, for Pacific Classic Ballet’s production of Adventures in Neverland; call 510-4629 for more information.

Eugene’s Echo Hollow Pool is available for birthday parties; call 682-5525 for details, availability and decorations provided; price is $115; also, Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center, 2445 Willakenzie Rd., has reopened, and now through Oct. 11, Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center, 1655 Echo Hollow Rd., will be closed for routine annual maintenance.

Free hourly business advising sessions for beginning to advanced businesses are offered at the LCC Business Development Center, 1445 Willamette St.; appointments are held Monday-Friday; call 463-5255 for an appointment.