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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 9.24.09

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

Deadline for Calendar and Art in the Galleries submissions are noon on Thursday, a week before the issue that covers your event. Send an e-mail with event, date, time, location and cost to attend to cal@eugeneweekly.com

Hey look! It’s another Last Friday Art Walk! How did that happen? September is all too short, and probably (though October may surprise us) this is the last LFAW that will be gloriously pleasant to walk or wheel. Live music, free espresso shots from the Goat, not-free but very tasty pizza from PRI, wine from Territorial — it’s all here! In an exciting development, CALC is opening a “Latin American Artists of Eugene” show, which is fantastico as far as we’re concerned, and there’s everything from mixed media madness at One Cup Café to Teresa Meier’s children’s book illustrations at The Cat’s Meow (pictured), plus a lot more in between. Find the entire map at lastfridayartwalk.com and check our Art in the Galleries for more deets.

If, as some have claimed, a great stand-up comic is the proverbial canary in the coal mine, chirping dark warnings about our murderous social toxins, then Lewis Black is about to go tits up. His own chain-of-logic punch lines — more hyper-canny commentary than yuk-yuk jokes — often push The Daily Show alum to apoplectic fits of hopping-up-and-down, finger-wagging, cross-eyed rage. Plus, he’s turned the unconjugated “fuck” into a perfect adjective for the modern age. As Kierkegaard warned, the world will end to the general hilarity of humanity missing all the alarms. With Black, however, hilarity and understanding go hand-in-hand, and that’s a good, abeit scary, thing. Catch his brilliant rant Sunday at the Hult Center

HapDid you know that the Eugene Symphony is one of the top-rated orchestras for a city our size? Did you know there’s a famous electric violin player (Tracy Silverman) coming? Or, if your tastes incline this way, did you know that the (oft-played yet lovely) New World Symphony kicks off the start of new music director Danail Rachev’s tenure? And wait: Did you know that tix for Symphony performances start at $15? (The sound is SUPERB up in $15 nosebleed land too, let us assure you.) Don’t be intimidated — you can dress up or down; there’s plenty of free parking around the Hult; or you can join many musicians in biking to the building! Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Hult. $15-$63


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.

Food/Drink Ingredients 101: Oil & Vinegar, 7:15pm, Marche Provisions, Fifth Street Market. $10.

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.

AAA Travel’s Europe Showcase, 6pm, AAA Eugene Service Center, 983 Willagillespie Rd. FREE.

The Myth of Sisyphus: A roadmap to greening our buildings w/green architect/author Eric Corey Freed, 6pm, EWEB Community Room, 500 E. 4th Ave., RSVP to 485-8186. $5, FREE for Cascadia mem. & stu.

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

Gretchen Parlato, jazz, 7:30pm, The Shedd Institute, 868 High St., 434-7000. $24-$34.

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.

Blue Turtle Seduction, rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $7.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Fuji Mountain-Island Lake Loop, hike, 15 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Mossbacks Group Walk, walk & lunch, 8:45am, Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way. FREE.

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, first class FREE.

Thursday Throwbacks w/DJ Food Stamp, dance, 10pm, The District, 21+ FREE.

Theater No Shame Eugene: Theater Workshop, write, direct & act in original, 5-min. productions, 7:30-9:30pm, Tango Center, 194 W. Broadway. FREE.


Sunrise 7:04am; Sunset 7:04pm, Av High 74; Av Low 45

Arts/Visual Art Talk w/ceramist Sheila Roth, noon, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway, www.divacenter.org. FREE.

Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Art of the Superhero, preview reception, 6-9pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE.

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

Cottage Grove Art Walk, 6pm, Main Street, Cottage Grove. FREE.

Benefits MADD About You! Gathering & Silent Auction, ice cream social, car show, music w/The Tracy’s, 5-8pm, Oregon Trail Council Center, 2525 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Farmers’ Markets 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 Family Film Fest: Horse Feathers, 7pm, Spencer Creek Grange, McBeth Rd. & Lorane Hwy, 341-1709. Don.

Screening: Behaviors of the Backpacker, documentary, 7:30pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway, www.divacenter.org. $5 sug. don.

Food/Drink Summer Concert & Wine Tasting w/Pavlah’s Dog, jazz, 6-8pm, New Frontier Market, 1101 W. 8th Ave. FREE.

Gatherings Margaret Johnson Bailes Track Dedication, feat. Bailes, Mayor Kitty Piercy & more, 11:30am, ATA Jefferson School, 1650 W. 22nd Ave. FREE.

Obsidians Open House, learn about outdoor activities, potluck, 6:30pm, The Obsidian Lodge. $1.

Music Left Turn Only, folk, 6pm, Supreme Bean, 2864 Willamette St. FREE.

Blitzen Trapper, in-store performance, 6pm, CD World, 3215 W. 11th. FREE; & w/Wye Oak, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $14 adv., $17 door.

Olem Alves, jazz, blues, all ages, 6-8pm, A Taste Gourmet, 279 W. 6th Ave., Junction City. FREE.

Kevin Burke & Cal Scott, traditional Irish folk, 7:30pm, The Shedd Institute, 868 High St., 434-7000. $18-$26.

Mark Wagner, Tommy Parker & Jenna Cugno, 9pm, NCU Chapel, 828 E. 11th Ave., 684-7200. FREE.

Los Cumbiamberos, Cuban dance, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Walk ‘n Talkers, weekly adult walking group, 9-11am, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., 682-5333. FREE.

First Quarter Star Party, look at stars, telescopes provided, dusk, College Hill Reservoir, 24th & Lawrence. FREE.

Bon Voyage to Vaux’s Swifts, observe & learn about migrating birds, sunset, Agate Hall, UO. FREE.

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

Social Dance Cultural Dancing w/Veselo Community Folk Dancers, 7:15-10pm, In Shape Fitness, 27th & Willamette. $3, first-time FREE.

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

Jose Cruz Salsa Dance, cover includes lesson, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Salsa Dancing, lessons at 9:30pm; 10pm, Davis, 94 W. Broadway. FREE.

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

Spiritual Shabbat Meditation, 6pm; Vegetarian Potluck, 7pm; First Night Fire for Munay-Ki Universal Fire Cermony, 8pm, Spirit in the Sky, 1151 Lorane Hwy, 345-1070. FREE.

Kosher Vegan Dinner, 7:30pm, Ahavas Torah, 2935 Onyx, RSVP to 844-1340. FREE.

Theater Children of a Lesser God, 7:30pm today & tomorrow, Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd.

Shipwrecked! The Amazing Adventures of Louis De Rougemont (As Told by Himself), 8pm today & tomorrow; 2pm Sunday; through Oct. 17, Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton. $14-$30.

Little Shop of Horrors, 8pm, today & tomorrow; weekends through Oct. 17, Actors Cabaret, 996 Willamette St., www.actorscabaret.org, 683-4368. $16-$35.95.

Live Matinee Comedy Theatre, skit comedy, no kids under 12, 8pm today & tomorrow; & Oct. 2-3, Tsumani Books, 2585 Willamette St., 345-8986. $14.99, $10 SRO.


Sunrise 7:05am; Sunset 7:02pm, Av High 73; Av Low 45

Arts/Visual Smithsonian Magazine National Museum Free Admission Day, celebrating culture, learning & education, 11am-5pm, two locations: Museum of Natural & Cultural History and The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO, www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday. FREE.

Comedy The Comedy Workout for The School of Hard Knock-Knocks, 8pm, Downtown Lounge, 959 Pearl St. $5.

Farmers’ Markets Saturday Market, 10am-6:30 pm, w/entertainment by Allan Byer, 10am; Youth Music Showcase, 11am; Eric Nicholson, noon; The Streamliners, 1pm; The McKenzie Drifters, 2pm; Red Pajamas, 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 Farmers’ Market, 9am-3pm, Southtowne Shoppes, Oak between 28th & 29th. FREE.

Film Movie Night: The Corporation, documentary feat. Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Michael Moore & more, 7pm, United Methodist Church, 10th Ave. & Maple, Junction City. FREE.

Gatherings Heart of Creations (A Gathering of the Tribe), community kitchen, workshops, music, 8am -11pm today & tomorrow, Skinner Butte Park. 653-7817. FREE. 

National Alpaca Farm Days w/Emerald Valley Alpaca Association, meet the animals, material demos, feeding & walking times, today & tomorrow, various locations, visit www.emeraldvalleyalpacas.org for times, farms & more info. FREE. 

Climate & Energy Action Plan Kick-Off, two events: World Café Discussions, climate challenges, generate action plan, 9am-1pm; Open Space Conversation, create important topics, connect w/others, share info, 2-5pm, North Eugene High School, 200 Silver Lane, www.sustaineugene.com/eugeneclimate. FREE.

Celebration Belly Dance & Yoga Studio Open House, mini-classes, performances, 10am-5pm, 1840 Willamette St., www.celebrationbellydanceandyoga.com. FREE.

Genealogy & More, learn how to research your ancestors, 10am-noon, Downtown Library, pre-reg. at 682-5450. FREE.

Native American Wetland Cultural Day w/Kalapuya elder Esther Stutzman, storytelling, basket making, drumming, dancing & more, 10am-4pm, West Eugene Wetlands, 751 S. Danebo Ave. $7.

Banned Books Read-Out w/Mayor Kitty Piercy, celebrate free speech, defend First Amendment, noon-4pm, Downtown Library, 682-5450, www.aclu-or.org. FREE.

Neighborhood Green Homes Bike Tour: Fairmont Neighborhood, 1pm, Walnut Street Co-Op, 1680 Walnut St., www.eugeneneighbors.org, 914-4787. FREE.

Emerald Valley Time Exchange Potluck/Info Meeting, open to public, 6-8:30pm, Skinner Butte Park, 343-2743. FREE.

Kids/Families Curious George Appearance, bring camera, get monkey photo, 11am, Barnes & Noble, 1163 Valley River Dr. FREE.

Lectures “A New Way” Study Group, based on Success Principles by Jack Canfield, 8am, Market of Choice, 29th & Willamette, 228-8546. FREE.

Soap/Skin Care, learn to make soap, lotions & more, 9am-3pm, GloryBee Foods, 55 N. Seneca Rd. $40.

Applying for College & Financial Aid, tips on writing, filling out forms & more, 3-5pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Literary Arts Poetry Reading w/Ed Littlecrow, original verse, 7pm, World Café, 449 Blair Blvd. FREE.

Music The Emerald Chamber Players, classical, 2pm, Atrium, 10th & Olive, 912-3830. FREE.

Volifonix, funk, rock, 3pm, CD World, 3215 W. 11th. FREE.

GardenAid w/Green Mountain Bluegrass Band, Bad Mitten Orchestre, Opal Creek, bluegrass, benefit, education, 7pm, WOW Hall. $10-$25 sug. don., FREE for kids under 5.

Blackberry Bushes, acoustic, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation GEARs Bike Ride: Herman Rd. via Coburg Btm Lp, 30 miles/10-13 mph pace, bring food, 9am, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org. FREE.

Yoga Day, full day of yoga & meditation, Dharmalaya Center, 356 Horn Lane. $30-$50 sliding scale.

Women’s Open Bike Ride w/Poplollies Cycling Team, 9am, Full City, 13th & High St., www.thepoplollies.com. FREE.

Rappelling at the Columns, climbing experience recommended, equipment provided, 9-11am, Skinner Butte Park, 2nd & Lincoln. $10.

Back to Basics, Practices of Yesteryear, old-timey forestry & agricultural practices, 9am-1pm, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Rd. $30.

Oregon Horseshoe Pitchers Assoc. Connolly Memorial, open to everyone, 9am, Washington-Jefferson Park. FREE, $10 to play.

Of Cabbages, Carrots & Cloches: Fall Gardening Workshop, 10am-2pm, Laurel Valley Education Farm, 2621 Augusta St., RSVP to 510-8888, LVEF@nwyouthcorps.org. $10.

Glorious Gastropods Playshop w/the Slug Queen, learn about slugs & snails, crafts, all ages, bring lunch, 11am-2pm, Alvord Farm & Museum, www.alvordmuseum.org, pre-reg. at 968-1986. FREE.

Family Sunset Raft, paddle raft down Willamette, 5pm, Island Park, 200 W. B St., Spfd. $15.

Pets Ask the Vet, drop-in Q&A w/holistic vet, cats & dogs, 10am, The Healthy Pet, 2777 Friendly St., 343-3411. FREE.

Social Dance Tango Lessons w/Tango Brio, 1-2pm, all ages, FREE; Back-To-School Dance Party w/DJ Phoenix & Reverie Go-Go Dancers & Silk Aerialist, 10pm, The District, 21+ FREE.

FFLC Girls Aloud! Dance Party, “for all self-identifying womyn,” 8pm, Cozmic Pizza, www.euglove.blogspot.com. $7, $5 w/ two or more food items.

Contra Dance w/caller Woody Lane, music w/Abby Young, Dave Young & Bo Leyden, no partner or experience required, 7:30pm workshop; 8pm, Cesar Chavez School Gym, 1510 W. 14th Ave., 521-0596. $7, $6 stu.

Spiritual Shabbat Services, 9:30am; lunch, 12:30pm; Learn w/the Rabbi, 2:30-3:30pm, Ahavas Torah, 2935 Onyx, 844-1340. FREE.

Neshama Minyon, Jewish renewal w/Rabbi Jonothan Seidel, 10am; Healing Hands Mandala Workshop, 2-5pm, $35; Potluck & Munay-Ki Fire Ceremony, 5-7pm, Spirit in the Sky, 1151 Lorane Hwy, 345-1070. FREE.

Theater Little Shop of Horrors continues. See Friday.

Children of a Lesser God continues. See Friday.

Shipwrecked! continues. See Friday.

Live Matinee Comedy Theatre continues. See Friday.


Sunrise 7:06am; Sunset 7:00pm, Av High 73; Av Low 44

Benefits Debut Fantastique, opening benefit reception & preview for Ballet Fantastique, French desserts, hors d’oeuvres, wine, live jazz, 5pm, Café 440, 440 Coburg Rd. $40-$500.

Comedy Lewis Black, scathing stand-up comedy, 8pm, Silva Hall, Hult Center. $37.50-$52.50.

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.

Gatherings Heart of Creation continues. See Saturday.

Last of the Season BRINGfest, re-use artisans, music, bake sale, 10am-3pm, BRING Recycling, 4446 Franklin Blvd., www.bringrecycling.org. FREE.

Tao Drum Circle, no experience necessary, bring a drum, 4pm, Shambala Center, 446 E. 13th Ave., 868-1178. Don.

Lectures Salmon & His People w/Jeremy FiveCrows, illustrated talk about salmon & Native American culture, 3pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Music Skinner City Old-Time Jam, 2-5pm, FREE; Pete Herzog, blues, roots, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3.

Jazz Jam w/Rich Platz, all-ages, 4-7pm, The Jazz Station, 68 W. Broadway. FREE.

Dark Star Orchestra, Grateful Dead tribute & benefit for Rex Foundation, 8pm, McDonald Theatre, www.darkstarorchestra.net. $24 adv., $27 door.

W.P.A., Ehren Ebbage, Molly Jenson, bluegrass, rock, 8pm, WOW Hall. $15 adv., $18 door, $20 res.

African Gospel Acappella, 7pm, Messiah Lutheran Church, 3280 River Rd., www.africangospel.org. Don.

Tune Thyself Music to Thy Heart: A Unique Harpsichordal Recital w/Margret Gries, 8pm, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 3925 Hilyard St., $18, $15 sen., $5 stu.

Zony Mash w/Wayne Horvitz & feat. special guest Skerik, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $15.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Maiden Peak, hike, 11 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

GEARs Bike Ride: Wendling Covered Bridge, 63 miles, 9am, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org. FREE.

McKenzie Trail Hike, for individuals w/developmental disabilities, 1.5 miles, 9am-5pm, meet at 10th & Olive, pre-reg. at 682-5311. $18.

Fall Celebration Run, run or walk, various distances, 9am; reg. at 7:30, Alton Baker Park. $15-$25.

Social Dance Coalessence Ecstatic Dance, 10:30am-noon, WOW Hall, 343-2246. $7-$12.

Spiritual Energy Healing Circle, 3-6pm, $8-$10 sug. don.; Munay-Ki Fire Ceremony, 7pm, Spirit in the Sky, 1151 Lorane Hwy, 345-1070. FREE.

Ad-Olam Synagogue Without Walls Yom Kippur Service, 6:30pm, Unity of the Valley, 3912 Dillard Rd. $25 sug. don.

Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre) Service, 6:45pm, Ahavas Torah, 2935 Onyx, 844-1340. FREE.


Sunrise 7:07am; Sunset 6:58pm, Av High 73; Av Low 44

On the Air City Club of Eugene: The Unfinished Business of the Baby Boom Generation w/former Oregon governor John Kitzhaber, 6:30-7:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Outdoors/Recreation Women’s Open Bike Ride w/Poplollies Cycling Team, 5:45pm, Albertson’s, 18th & Chambers, www.thepoplollies.com. FREE.

Intro to Backpacking, 7pm, REI, 306 Lawrence St. FREE.

Spiritual Ad-Olam Synagogue Without Walls Yom Kippur Service, 10am, Unity of the Valley, 3912 Dillard Rd. FREE.

Yom Kippur Shacharit (Morning) Service, 11am; Ne’ila Service, break-fast after service, 6:45pm, Ahavas Torah, 2935 Onyx, 844-1340. FREE.

Reiki for Pregnancy, 7-9pm, Spirit in the Sky, 1151 Lorane, 345-1070. $20 sug. don.


Sunrise 7:08am; Sunset 6:57pm, Av High 72; Av Low 44

Arts/Visual Discussion of “American Verismo” & Art Critique w/Jerry Ross, weekly art talk, 7-10pm, El Corral Restaurant, 40th & Donald, 485-9792. FREE, dinner not included.

Benefits Wine Tasting & Fundraiser for Israeli peace activist Gila Svirsky (not an appearance), 5-8pm, WineStyles, 2846 Willamette St. Don.

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’ & Artist’s Market, 4-8pm, Gateway Mall. 747-6294. FREE.

Film Radiant Life Center Screening: Try It On Everything, about emotional freedom techniques, 7pm, Downtown Library, 687-2835. FREE.

Gatherings Take an “Ethnic Excursion” Right in Eugene, dine at Ta Ra Rin Thai Cuisine restaurant, 11:45am-2pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., pre-reg. at 682-5521. $4, lunch not included.

Lectures The Opal Network Discussion: Trauma & Healing w/Patricia Henry-Schneider, Elaine Walters & Kathleen McNeal, 2-4pm, Tykeson Room, Downtown Library. FREE.

Literary Arts Author Reading w/Register-Guard columnist Bob Welch, 7pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd. FREE.

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

Outdoors/Recreation Exploring Oregon’s New Wilderness w/author William L. Sullivan, talk & slide show, 6:30-8pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St. FREE.

GPS 101, digital navigation techniques, batteries not included, 7pm, REI, 306 Lawrence St. FREE.

Volunteer Museum of Natural & Cultural History Volunteer Open House, 4-5pm, 1680 E. 15th Ave., 346-1671. FREE.


Sunrise 7:10am; Sunset 6:55pm, Av High 72; Av Low 44

Arts/Visual “J.M.W. Turner & the Sister Arts of Painting & Poetry” w/UO art historian Kate Nicholson, discussion of Romantic era painting, 5:30pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE w/admission.

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

Food/Drink Culinary Tour de France, six-course prix fixe tasting, Marche, Fifth Street Market. $38.

Gatherings Sex & Cocktails: Planned Parenthood Cocktail Party w/Sen. Chris Edwards, 5:30-7pm, Studio West, 245 W. 8th Ave., reg. at www.ppsworegon.org. $10.

EWEB Project Kick-Off, developing master plan for riverfront property, tour of EWEB site, 6-8:30pm, EWEB, 500 E. Fourth Ave., www.eugeneriverfront.com. FREE.

Town Hall Meeting: “H1N1: What You Need to Know” w/County Commissioner Rob Handy, public health info on swine flu, 6:30-8pm, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St., www.lanecounty.org. FREE.

Kids/Families Family Night: Mecca Craft Night, music, food, beer, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Lectures Spiritual Memoir Writing Workshop: Shared Spiritual Writing w/UO Writing Project’s Nan Phifer, 6pm, Downtown Library, pre-reg at 682-5450. FREE.

Grassroots to Government: America’s Role in Palestine & Israel w/Gila Svirsky, 7pm, Harris Hall, 125 E. 8th St. FREE.

Native American Flutes & World Flutes, demo & lecture w/John Sarantos, 7:30pm, Freedom Yoga Studio, 1633 Willamette St., RSVP to 554-3216. 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 Open Mic w/ Uncle T, 8pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

The English Beat, Wetsock, ska, 8pm, WOW Hall. $20 adv., $23 door.

Iration, Pepper, Ill Scarlet, funk, reggae, 9pm, McDonald Theatre. $15.

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

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

Bicycle Appreciation Day, minor repairs & adjustments, music w/Stephan Nance, 10am-2pm, Lillis Hall, UO, 346-4365. FREE.

Teen Gaming, video & board game playing, ages 13-18, 3:30-5pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St. FREE.

Spiritual Open Heart Meditation, 5:30pm, location & info at 914-0431. FREE.

Theater So the Arrow Flies, solo theater performance w/Esther Chae, 7pm, Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd., 744-0954. $10, $5 stu.


Sunrise 7:11am; Sunset 6:53pm, Av High 71; Av Low 43

Film LCC & DIVA Screening: the Films of Werner Herzog feat. Fitzcarraldo, 1pm; My Best Friend, 4pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway. $5.

Food/Drink Cooking Class: Chinese Favorites, 5:30pm, McKenzie Orchards Bed & Breakfast, 34694 McKenzie View Dr., Spfd. $50.

Gatherings Outdoor Program Open House, slide show, education, 5:30pm, OP Office, EMU, UO, 346-4365. FREE.

UO Chess Club Meeting, opening variation: Ruy Lopez, 6pm, EMU Fishbowl, 13th & University, chess@uoregon.edu. FREE.

Lectures A Dialogue on Human Rights & Prospects for Peace in Israel & Palestine w/Gila Svirsky of B’Tselem, 7pm, 1175 E. 29th Ave., RSVP to 485-7219. FREE.

Hormone Havoc! w/Kamala Quale, Lac & Carole Warner, discussion of eating and hormones, 7-9pm, Tamarack Wellness Center, 3575 Donald St., 345-2220. $18 adv., $20 door.

Literary Arts Get Known Before Your Book Deal: Your Platform Checklist w/author Christina Katz, 7pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette, 345-8986. $10, $5 stu.

Music The Norsemen, male chorus, 11:15am, Hult Center Lobby. FREE.

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Cajun, soul, 7:30pm, The Shedd Institute, 868 High St., 434-7000, www.theshedd.org. $24-$34. 

The Yard Dogs Road Show, progressive vaudeville, cabaret, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $18 adv., $20 door.

Social Dance All Levels Tango Dance Class, 7-8pm, Studio B, 8th & Charnelton. $12, FREE first class.

Theater No Shame Eugene: Theater Workshop, write, direct & act in original, 5-min. productions, 7:30-9:30pm, Tango Center, 194 W. Broadway. FREE.



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

Friday, Sept. 25 Latin X Night, dance, 9:30pm-2am, Cantina, 140 NW 3rd St. FREE.

Saturday, Sept. 26 37th Annual Corvallis Fall Festival, arts, music, kids’ activities & “talent spotlight,” today & tomorrow, Central Park, www.corvallisfallfestival.com, 752-9655.

Monday, Sept. 28 Public Talk: “A Science of Peace,” 6pm, LaSells Stewart Center, 753-2513. FREE.

Tuesday, Sept. 29 Public Talk w/Israeli peace activist Gila Svirsky, 7pm, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd., 752-5218.

Wednesday, Sept. 30 Portland Trail Blazer president Larry Miller: “Unify in the Championship Culture,” lecture on strategies for building the brand & reputation of organizations, 7-8:30pm, Austin Auditorium, 26th St. & Western Blvd. 



Northwest Earth Institute and the Center for Earth Leadership are offering a six session training course in Eugene for the Agent of Change Program; classes are free, but advance registration is required; contact 503-227-2315 or eugene@earthleaders.org by Thursday, Oct. 1.

The Volunteer Tutor Program at LCC is seeking literacy tutors for adults; a free 12-hour training will be provided on Sept. 30, Oct. 7 & 14; a required orientation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 4:30pm in room 136 at the Lane Community College Downtown Center; call 463-5919 for further information.

Oregon Children’s Choir is holding auditions through Wednesday, Sept. 30; for more information or to schedule an audition, call 343-0840 or visit www.oregonchildrenschoir.com.

The Little Songs Music for Every ONE program offers classes throughout the day; for details, visit www.littlesongs.org or call 345-1070.

Inspirational Sounds non-denominational community gospel choir is holding auditions for new members; for more information or to schedule an audition time, call 747-3774 or 995-8459.

The Very Little Theatre, 2350 Hilyard St., will hold auditions for The Dresser on Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27; for scripts or further information, call 484-6760; the show will open Dec. 4.