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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 10.22.09





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True, last year was hot and a bit inebriated, the mayor got spanked (literally) and don’t even ask us about Cookie Monster, but we’ve revamped for this year’s Best of Eugene Awards Show. It’s a mere $10, and the money goes to White Bird Clinic. Plus, there’s the suspense: Who will win Best Bakery? Seriously, surprises await the finalists, and we’ve got participants from Next Big Thing Eugene. You bring the costumes (black tie and tie dye optional) and anticipation; we’ll bring sparkly awards from the Eugene Glass School. Show starts at 7:30pm Saturday, Oct. 24, at the McDonald.


It is a true sign of culture for a town to have a movie theater that not only permits but promotes the consumption of adult beverages while beautiful images flick and flitter across the big screen. No more hidden hip flasks and boxes of Dots tucked in your underwear! God bless David Minor Theater, where you can sip a pint and gobble a burger while basking in the warm glow of Hollywood — cult classics, second runners and old favorites like Dirty Dancing and Saturday Night Fever, which will run, respectively, as a free double feature starting at 7:30pm (doors at 7) Friday, Oct. 23, in celebration of the theater’s successful first year. 21 and over.



All mushrooms are magical. Ask any chef. Fungi as gorgeously, strangely different as the H.R. Pufnstuf-ish crimini to the sea anemone-like enoki to the decomposed thumb-looking morel — besides providing visual proof of nature’s variegated bounty — can put the finishing cap (get it?) of flavor on just about any dish, from a simple cheeseburger to the most fine-tuned risotto. Sunday, Oct. 25, at Mount Pisgah Arboretum you can ogle, celebrate and sample the Northwest’s fungi-rific harvest during Mushroom Fest 09, which also features hayrides, crafts, live music, wine, children’s activities, a scarecrow contest and much, much more. (Anyone interested in volunteering to help set up the fest on Oct. 23-24 should visit http://bit.ly/awKJy). $5 suggested donation.







THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22

Sunrise 7:37am; Sunset 6:17pm, Av High 62; Av Low 39

Arts/Visual Art Talk w/freelance photographer Justin King, illustrated discussion of photographer’s second tour in Iraq, 7pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway, www.divacenter.org. FREE.

Farmers’ Markets The Corner Market feat. Sweet Leaf Farm, local produce, 2-7pm, today & tomorrow (runs Tuesday through Friday every week), 295 River Rd.

Film UO Film Series: Horror & the Horrific, screening of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, 6pm, 180 PLC, UO. FREE.

Thursday Film Series: The Namesake, Mills International Center, UO. FREE.

Warren Miller Films Screenings: Dynasty, 6 & 9pm, McDonald Theatre. $15.50 adv., $16.50 door.

Food/Drink Ingredients 101: Cheese Pairing, 7:15pm, Marche Provisions, 296 E. 5th Ave. $10.

Gatherings Springfield Public Schools Wellness Committee Meeting, topic: wellness policy, 4:30pm, District Administration Center, 525 Mill St., Spfd.

Lights on Afterschool, celebrating after-school activities feat. kids carnival, free hot dog dinner, tour, raffle, 5:30-7pm, Maple Elementary School, 2109 J St., 736-4544. FREE.

UO Chess Club Meeting, opening variation: King’s Indian Attack, 6pm, EMU Fishbowl, 13th & University, chess@uoregon.edu. FREE.

Keeping Eugene-Springfield Cool & Climate Friendly: Creating Livable Communities Through Blueprint Planning, community discussion w/Task Force on Greenhouse Gas Emissions, open to public, 6-7:30pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd., info at 503-497-1000. FREE.

Let’s Talk About Sex, Eugene: NRO facilitated women’s forum on sex, health & politics, 7-9pm, The Q Center, 1309 Lincoln St., 345-5702, www.nroptions.org. FREE.

Lectures Roundtable Discussion: “What if Politics Fails Us?” w/James McCarthy, Dale Jamieson & Mary Wood, 4:30pm, Knight Law Center, UO.

Kitty Calhoun: Last Ascent, discussion & slide show by first woman to summit two Himalayan peaks, 7pm, Lawrence Hall, UO. $5, FREE for stu.

Literary Arts Pastiche Reading: Cai Emmons reads from recently completed novel, Continuous Travelers, w/musical atmospherics, 8pm, Knight Library, UO. FREE.

Music Franz Liszt Birthday Recital w/Alex Dossin & UO students, 8pm, Beall Concert Hall, UO. $7, $5 sen. & stu.

Mozart’s Magic Flute, Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2, Sibelius Symphony No. 2, feat. pianist Inon Barnatan, 8pm, Hult Center, www.eugenesymphony.org. $15-$53.

True Margrit, Halie Loren, folk, jazz, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3-$5.

The Devil Makes Three w/Alder Street All-Stars, bluegrass, 9pm, WOW Hall. $15.

Kingdom County, Stone Jumpers, indie acoustic, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $4.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: North Fork Trail, hike, 12 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Walking Tour of Lane Community College, scenic campus sites, tour, 9:30am-3:30pm, meet at Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., 682-5318. $20, lunch not incl.

Fall Equipment Swap, buy, sell & trade sports/outdoor gear, 7pm, EMU Ballroom, UO. FREE.

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

Thursday Throwbacks w/DJ Food Stamp & Dance-Off Part Two, 10pm, The District, 21+ FREE.

Spiritual Screening & Discussion: 2012: Through the Portal, 6pm today & Oct. 29, Shambala, 446 E. 13th, 337-0394. Don.

“The Light Inside Dark Times”: An Evening of Poetry, Story & Discussion w/mythologist Michael Meade, 7pm, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St. $12 sug. don.

Theater Rumors, 8pm today, tomorrow & Saturday; 2pm Sunday; through Nov. 7, Very Little Theatre, 2350 Hilyard St., 344-7751. $14, $10 seniors matinee.

No Shame Eugene: Theater Workshop, write, direct & act in original, 5-min. productions, 7:30-9:30pm, 126 W. Broadway. FREE.



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23

Sunrise 7:38am; Sunset 6:15pm, Av High 61; Av Low 39

Arts/Visual Art Talk w/Crystal L. Scott, drawings on exhibit, noon, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway, www.divacenter.org. FREE.

Benefits Fundraising for an Indian Family, proceeds of sales of prints by photographer Mark Morris donated, music w/Bindaas, 6:30-9pm, Mills International Center Gallery, UO. Don.

Rebel Revelry: A Patriot Act Bash, fundraiser for Civil Liberties Defense Center, music w/Jessie Marquez & Three on the Tree, guest speaker Bryan Lessley, Guantanamo attorney, raffles, auction, pizza incl. in cover, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $10, includes 2 raffle tickets.

An Epic Benefit feat. music w/War Monger, Facing Extinction, Staggering Depths, 8pm, Epic Space, 245 Van Buren St., all ages. $5.

Comedy Rodney Carrington, stand-up, for mature audiences, 7pm, Hult Center. $44.75.

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.

The Corner Market continues. See Thursday.

Film “Visions of the Universe” After School Film Festival: The Last Starfighter, 4-6pm, Cottage Grove Community Center, 700 W. Gibbs Ave., Cottage Grove.

One Year Anniversary Disco & ‘80s Night: double feature, dress up disco or ‘80s, Dirty Dancing, 7:30pm; Saturday Night Fever, 9:30pm, David Minor Theater, 180 E. 5th Ave., www.davidminortheater.com, 21+ FREE.

Food/Drink Wine Tasting: Hip Chicks Do Wine w/wine rep. Emmery Raw, 5-7pm, WineStyles, 2846 Willamette St. FREE.

Friday Night Wine Down, music w/Alexa, 5-9pm, A Taste Gourmet, 270 W. 6th Ave., Junction City. FREE.

Gatherings Understanding Superheroes Conference feat. keynote speakers Danny Fingeroth, Charles Hatfield, Henry Jenkins & more, in conjunction w/”Faster than a Speeding Bullet” exhibit, 9am-5pm today & tomorrow, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art & EMU, UO, reg. at jsma.uoregon.edu.

Kids/Families Haunted Camp Wilani, spooky walk through woods, kids activities from 4-5:30pm; 7-10:30pm today & tomorrow, Camp Wilani, Veneta. $7, $5 16 and under, $1 off w/canned food don.

Haunted House, 6:30-9pm today & tomorrow, Broadway Events Center, Veneta. $4, $2 kids, half-price w/non-perishable canned food.

Lectures Take a Deep Breath & Feel Refreshed w/Phyllis Linn, relaxation techniques, 10-11:30am, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., pre-reg. at 682-5318. FREE.

Learn about Rheumatoid Arthritis, 1-2pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, pre-reg. at 682-5521. FREE.

Savvy Job Search Strategies, 1-3pm, Goodwill Industries, 855 Seneca Rd., reg. at 431-3306. FREE.

Pacifica Forum: “The Hindu Holocaust: How Islam nearly destroyed the civilization of India” w/ Billy Rojas, 3pm, EMU Ballroom, UO, 344-0483. FREE.

Archaeology Lecture Series: “Oregon’s Earliest Inhabitants: Pleistocene Archaeology at Paisley Caves” w/Dennis L. Jenkins, 5:30pm, Knight Law Center, UO. FREE.

Literary Arts “Nought”ies Book Group: Driving with Dead People by Monica Holloway, 7pm, Barnes & Noble, 1163 Valley River Dr. FREE.

Music Steve Goodbar, 6pm, The Supreme Bean, 2864 Willamette St. FREE.

Shannon Thompson, clarinet, 6:30pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

Umphrey’s McGee, Iration, 8:30pm, McDonald Theatre. $17.50 adv., $20 door.

Ghostface Killah, Fashawn, Animal Farm, Person People, hip hop, 9pm, WOW Hall. $22 adv., $25 door.

Willie Porter, acoustic, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $15.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Opal Creek, hike, 7 miles; South Willamette Trail, hike, 8 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

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

Talk & Walk: Skinners Butte Bald Eagles, DVD presentation, guided walk, 1:30-4pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., pre-reg. at 682-5318. $13.

First Quarter Star Party w/Eugene Astronomical Society, telescopes provided, dusk, College Hill Reservoir, 24th Ave. & Lawrence St. FREE.

Eugene Generals vs. Rogue Valley Wranglers, hockey, 7:35pm, Lane Events Center-Ice, 796 W. 13th Ave. $5-$8.

Social Dance Drop-in Dance: Night Club 2 Step, 8:30pm, Staver Dance Sport, 41 E. 6th Ave. $10.

Salsa Dance w/DJ Pachuco, cover incl. lesson, 9:30pm, Davis Restaurant, 94 W. Broadway, 21+

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

Spiritual A New Beginning: Women’s Only Shabbat, 6:15pm; Kosher Vegan Dinner, 7:30pm, Ahavas Torah, 2935 Onyx, RSVP to 844-1340. FREE.

Public Talk w/author Esther Perel, marriage & family therapist, 7pm, Center for Spiritual Living, 390 Vernal St., www.radiantliving.com, 687-2835. $25, $35 couple adv., $35-$45.

Introduction to Reiki Tummo w/Master Djoko Santosa, 7:30pm, 3940 S. Ridge Dr., direction & info at 914-0431.

Chi Rho Lecture Series: “Hearing Jesus: the First Century Jew” w/Amy Jill-Levine, 7:30pm, today, Central Lutheran Church; several times & locations Satuday, call 514-1567 or visit www.chi-rho-lectures.org. FREE.

Theater Rumors continues. See Thursday.

The Miracle Worker, 8pm today & tomorrow; 2:30pm Sunday, Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Dr., Cottage Grove, 942-8001, www.cottagetheatre.org. $14, $12 sen. & stu.

The Rocky Horror Show, 8pm, today & tomorrow; runs through Oct. 31, Actors Cabaret, 996 Willamette St., www.actorscabaret.org, 683-4368. $16-$35.95.



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24

Sunrise 7:40am; Sunset 6:14pm, Av High 61; Av Low 39

Arts/Visual Open Studios Art Tour, 33 artists open studios, self-guided tour, 11am-5pm today & tomorrow, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway, www.divacenter.org. $15.

Colored Pencil Drawing Styles w/Kris Mitchell, method overview, 2-4pm, The Duck Store, 895 E. 13th. FREE.

Benefits Howl-O-Ween Costume Party, fundraiser for Greenhill Humane Society, games, raffles, goodie bags, dog & people costume contest, 3-5pm, Downstairs Courtyard, 5th Street Public Market, 296 E. Fifth Ave. Don.

Cornucopia: A Multicultural Celebration & Silent Auction, fundraiser for Community Alliance of Lane County feat. youth entertainment, free ice cream, crafts, 6:30-9:30pm, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. 6th Ave., 485-1755. $5-$100 sug. don.

Dance Swing Out!: A celebration of ballroom dancing & tribute to Frankie Mannning, performance, 7:30pm, Lane Performance Hall, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave., www.swingoutloud.com. $10 adv., $13 door.

Farmers’ Markets Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, w/entertainment by Janet Naylor, 10am; Youth Music Showcase feat. Angel Torres Mann & Ulises Perez, 3-Way Street, 11am; Paul Naylor, noon; Inspirational Sounds, 1pm; Two Easy, 2pm; People’s Choice, 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.

Gatherings Lane County Dental Care Day, free emergency dental treatment for low-income & uninsured patients, extractions/fillings only, first-come, first-serve basis, 8am, 2745 Delta Oaks Dr., 686-1175. FREE.

Lane Community College Master Perimeter Workshop, 9am-2pm, Building 19, LCC, info at mark@uoregon.edu.

Barnyard Sale, toys, games, arts, crafts, clothes & more, 9am-2pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., pre-reg. for sellers at 682-5521. $9 for sellers, FREE for shoppers.

A Harvest Celebration, business expo, food, drawings, shopping, 11am-3pm, West Lane Shopping Center, Veneta. FREE.

Jack-O-Lanterns Light the Way, carved, painted & decorated pumpkins cast a glow along 5th St., noon-10pm, Fifth Street Public Market, www.sheltercare.org.

Fall Festival of Dance w/Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene, feat. Claudia, music w/Americanistan, screening of documentary Belly: Sensual, Scarred, Sacred & more, noon-11pm, Cozmic Pizza, www.medge.org. $5.

Eugene Pokemon League, noon-3pm, The Coaching Center, 4750 Village Plaza Loop, 653-0111. FREE.

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

LILA’s Fall Celebration, potluck, prizes, 4-7pm, Atrium Building, 99 W. 10th Ave., 607-7020. FREE.

Eugene Weekly’s Best of Eugene Awards Show, theme: Black Tie or Tie Dye (optional), music feat. finalist of “Next Big Thing Eugene” contest, benefit for Wild Bird Clinic, 7:30pm, McDonald Theatre. $10.

Understanding Superheroes Conference continues. See Friday.

Kids/Families Dog Tale Time, 15-minute reading sessions, grades 1-6, 2-3:30pm, Downtown Library, pre-reg. at 682-8316. FREE.

Haunted Camp Wilani continues. See Friday.

Haunted House continues. See Friday.

Lectures Blogging & More, create your own blog, 10am-noon, Downtown Library, reg. at 682-5450. FREE.

Literary Arts Banned Books Talk w/author Jay Asher, 1pm; meet the author, Jay Asher, 13 Reasons Why, a novel about teen suicide, Q&A, discussion, pizza, 3pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

4th Annual Celebrate Cambodia Event w/author Kilong Ung, discussion & reading, 7pm, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St. FREE.

Music Tots to Ten Family Concert: Magical Mozart feat. Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre, 10am & 11:15am, Hult Center. $8, $5 youth.

John Doan, harp guitarist, 1pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St. FREE.

Kate Petak, Laura Zaerr, Jeff Parsons, harp, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 sen. & stu.

Charles Littleleaf w/John Sarantos, Native American flute, 8pm, Freedom Yoga Studio, 1633 Willamette St., 554-3216. $12 adv., $15 door.

MC Chris, Whole Wheat Bread, I Fight Dragons, hip-hop comedy, rock, 8pm, WOW Hall. $13 adv., $15 door.

Macaco Velho, Scrambled Ape, variety, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation GEARs Bike Ride: Winberry Creek Park, 73 miles, bring lunch, 9am, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org. FREE.

Spooktacular Open Show, horse show, costume class, today & tomorrow, Oregon Horse Center, 90751 Prairie Rd. FREE.

Monster Mash, spooky 5K fun run or walk, 5K-9 doggie dash, costume contest, 10am, Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, 55 Coburg Rd., www.eclecticedgeracing2.com. $20 adv., $30 door.

4-H Fall Round-Up, project area exhibits, noon-2pm, Lane County Fairgrounds Livestock Arena, 796 W. 13th Ave. FREE.

Nearby Nature’s Haunted Hike, pumpkin-lit hike, crafts, snacks, raffle, 5:30-9pm, Alton Baker Park. $5, FREE for mem.

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

Square Dance w/Molasses, all ages & levels welcome, 8pm, EMU, UO. $5, $3 students.

Contra Dance, calling w/Lynn Ackerson, music w/The Nettles, no experience required, bring soft-soled shoes, 8pm, Cesar Chavez School Gym, 1510 W. 14th, 521-0596. $7, $6 stu.

Salsa Dance Halloween Party w/Son Mela’o, 9pm-2am, Vet’s Club, 1626 Willamette St., all ages. $10.

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

Chi Rho Lecture Series continues. See Friday.

Theater Rumors continues. See Thursday.

The Rocky Horror Show continues. See Friday.

The Miracle Worker continues. See Friday.



SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25

Sunrise 7:41am; Sunset 6:12pm, Av High 61; Av Low 39

Arts/Visual Open Studios Art Tour continues. See Saturday.

Benefits Autism Rocks Mask Making Party, feat. Cloud City Garrison, Star Wars Costumers & Karaoke w/”Mr. Sinatra,” 4-7pm, Cozmic Pizza, www.kindtree.org. $5, $20 family.

Local Food for All: Squash Cook-Off & Silent Auction, benefit for the Willamette Farm & Food Coalition & the David Minor Memorial Fund, feat. music w/Laura Kemp, Kathy Marshall & the Steel Magnolias, food art, local wines & beers, 5-8pm, Davis Restaurant, 94 W. Broadway, 341-1216. $25-$50.

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

Film Centrifugal Cinema: V is for Vendetta, 7pm, Wandering Goat, 268 Madison St., all ages. FREE.

Gatherings “Test Drive” Free Student Testing, feat. LSAT, GRE, MCAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT, 9am-6pm, Eugene Kaplan Center, 720 E. 13th Ave., info & pre-reg. at www.kaptest.com, 800-KAP-TEST. FREE.

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

Mushroom Festival, plant sale, live music w/Molasses, Colin Spring, The Slow Ponies & more, scarecrow contest, children’s activities, hayrides, food cider & more, 10am-5pm, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, 39401 Frank Parrish Rd., www.mountpisgaharboretum.org. $5 sug. don. FREE kids under 12.

Oregon Toxics Alliance & Centro Latino Americano Community Meeting on Health, topic: air quality & public health, refreshments & childcare provided, 1-3pm, St. Peter Catholic Church, 1150 Maxwell Rd. FREE.

Music University Symphony, UO Ensemble, 3pm, EMU Ballroom, UO. $7, $5 sen. & stu.

Belcea String Quartet, chamber, 3pm, Beall Hall, UO, 346-4363. $16-$33.

Straight No Chaser, a cappella, humor, 7pm, Hult Center. $20-$32.

Eric Richardson’s Invisible Arts Project: Thelonius Monk Tribute, Andy Rosenthal film screening, live jazz tribute, 8-10pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

Alder Street All-Stars, Tater Famine, acoustic, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation GEARs Bike Ride: Southwest of town, 20 miles, 9am, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org. FREE.

Campus Tree Walk w/tree expert Whitey Lueck, 1-3pm, meet by Pioneer Woman north of Gerlinger Hall, UO, pre-reg. at www.outdoorprogram.uoregon.edu. $2.

Spooktacular Open Show continues. See Saturday.

Spiritual Tao Drum Circle, no experience needed, drums available, 4pm, Shambala, 446 E. 13th, 337-0394. Don.

Theater Rumors continues. See Thursday.

The Miracle Worker continues. See Friday.



MONDAY, OCTOBER 26

Sunrise 7:42am; Sunset 6:11pm, Av High 60; Av Low 39

Gatherings Web Surfing w/StumbleUpon, website presentation, 6:40-8:30pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., pre-reg. at 682-5318. $10.

Music Eugene Jazz Composer’s Orchestra, 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Donald George, tenor & Lucy Mauro, piano, feat. “The Old Wicked Songs of Heinrich Heine,” 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 sen. & stu.

On the Air City Club of Eugene: “What’s Up With Aging? Where Are We Going & Who’s Going to Help Us Get There” w/Ron Stock, Kathy Stedman Cox & Patti Little, 6:30-7:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Outdoors/Recreation Yoga Stillness in Motion, 8:30-10am, Celebration Bellydance & Yoga, 1840 Willamette, 767-1113. $8, FREE first class.

Haunted Hayride, ride trails of Dorris Ranch, apple cider, games, crafts, 6-9:30pm, Dorris Ranch Living History Farm, 250 S. 32nd St., Spfd. $7.50.

Spiritual Open Heart Meditation, 5:30-6:30, 310 Fulvue, 914-0431. Don.



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27

Sunrise 7:43am; Sunset 6:09pm, Av High 60; Av Low 39

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 “A Slice of Family Fun” Pizza Night, fundraiser for Rehberger Foundation, Papa’s Pizza, several locations in Eugene/Springfield, visit www.papaspizza.net, 485-5555.

“Daily Practices to Inspire & Renew Your Spirit” workshop w/author & breast cancer survivor Kristine King, fundraiser for Breast Friends, 7-9pm, WINGS Seminar Building, 275 W. Fifth Ave. $10 sug. 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’ & Artists’ Market, 4-8pm, Gateway Mall. 747-6294. FREE.

The Corner Market continues. See Thursday, Oct. 22.

Gatherings Many Rivers Group Sierra Club Beer Social, informal informational evening w/Eugene Parks & Open Space head Johnny Medlin, 6:30-8:30pm, Eugene City Brewery, 844 Olive St.

Kids/Families Little Monsters’ Bash, ghostly stories & songs, costumes encouraged, 7pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St. FREE.

Lectures Astronomical Lecture Series: “Who’s Looking At You, Kid?” w/guest speaker Steve Kilston, talk & discussion exploring search for extraterrestrial intelligence, 6-8pm, Cottage Grove Public Library, 700 E. Gibbs Ave., Cottage Grove.

“Socialism: What is it & why we need it,” 7pm, McKenzie Hall, UO. FREE.

Lane County Audubon Society Presentation w/Willamette Riverkeeper executive director & author Travis Williams, discussion of environmental history of Willamette River, info on paddle trips, slide show, 7:30pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St. FREE.

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

Outdoors/Recreation Intro to Bike Maintenance, 6-9pm, OP Barn, UO, 346-4365. $10.

Spiritual “Inquiry into the Self” w/Rev. Wesley Lachman, 7pm, Unity of the Valley Church, 3912 Dillard Rd., 344-1425. Don.



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28

Sunrise 7:45am; Sunset 6:08pm, Av High 59; Av Low 39

Arts/Visual Exhibit Presentation Workshop, presentation techniques, 6:30-7:30pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway, reg. at www.divacenter.org. $25, $15 mem.

Benefits Lane Community College Harvest Dinner & Benefit Auction w/James Beard Award-winner & Marché owner Stephanie Pearl Kimmel, 5:30pm, Center for Meeting & Learning, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave., www.lanecc.edu/foundation, 463-5777.

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

The Corner Market continues. See Thursday.

Film Heckler’s Night: Billy Jack, 7pm, Wandering Goat, 268 Madison St., all ages. FREE.

Food/Drink Beer Maker’s Dinner, food paired w/Oakshire Brewing Co.’s adult beverages, 6pm, Ambrosia Restaurant, 174 E. Broadway. $55.

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

Lectures Cohousing: Sustainable Neighborhoods for the Future, slide show & discussion w/architect & author Charles Durrett, 5:45-7:15pm, Lillis Hall, UO. FREE.

Travel Trips & Alzheimer’s/Dementia w/Beverly Cridland, 6pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd. 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.

Slam Workshop w/host Jon Labrousse, open to public, 7pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette. FREE.

Music Open Mic w/Uncle T, 8:30pm, 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.

Hatha Yoga Class w/Margaret Pratt, 9:30-11am, Friends Meeting House, 2274 Onyx, 485-4221. Don.

GPS 101, basics of backcountry navigation, 7pm, REI, 306 Lawrence St., reg. at 465-1800. $20, FREE for mem.

Kayak Pool Sessions, first-come, first-serve, 8-9:30pm, Leighton Pool, SRC, UO, 346-4365. $4 pool rental, $6 kayak rental.

Spiritual Reiki Clinic, weekly healing circle, 6pm, Shambala, 446 E. 13th, 337-0394. Don.



THURSDAY, OCTBER 29

Sunrise 7:46am; Sunset 6:06pm, Av High 59; Av Low 39

Farmers’ Markets The Corner Market continues. See Thursday.

Film UO Film Series: Horror & the Horrific, screening of George Romero’s Land of the Dead, 6pm, 180 Prince Lucian Campbell Hall, UO. FREE.

Gatherings Fair Fish National Day of Action, info & action calling for sustainable fishing regulations, 10am-2pm, Kesey Square, Downtown. FREE.

“Scary” Halloween Luncheon, bewitching food, spooky stories, costumes encouraged, prizes for best get-up, for seniors ages 50 & over, 11:59am-1:30pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., pre-reg. at 682-5521. $5.

Lectures Landscape Preservation Lecture Series: “L.A. Has a River? Reviving America’s Most Famous Forgotten Waterway” w/environmental historian Jenny Price, 5:30pm, McKenzie Hall, UO.

“Gut Feelings,” informational talk w/Kamala Quale & Carole Warner, 7-9pm, Tamarack Wellness Center, 3575 Donald St., 345-2220. $18 adv., $22 door.

Literary Arts Tween Scene Book Group: The Gravity Keeper, grades 4-6, 4pm; Teen Book Group: The Disreputable History of Fankie Landau-Banks, grades 6-12, 4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Reading & Signing w/Cezanne’s Quarry author Barbara Corrado Pope, 7:30pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette. FREE.

Music Strange Charm, Jennifer Sennett, fusion, folk, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

From Bach to Einstein & Beyond, performance/lecture feat. Vladimir Chaloupka, 7:30pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

Vienna Teng & Alex Wong, singer/pianist, 7:30pm, The Shedd, 868 High St., www.theshedd.org. $24-$32.

Casey Neill, rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $7.

Outdoors/Recreation Cycling 101, basics of bike maintenance, 7pm, REI, 306 Lawrence St. FREE.

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

Thursday Throwbacks w/DJ Food Stamp & Dance-Off Part Two, 10pm, The District, 21+ FREE.

Spiritual Screening & Discussion: 2012: Through the Portal continues. See Thursday.

Theater No Shame Eugene: Theater Workshop, write, direct & act in original, 5-min. productions, 7:30-9:30pm, 126 W. Broadway. FREE.



CORVALLIS EVENTS

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

Thursday, Oct. 22 My Name is Rachel Corrie, 7:30pm today, tomorrow & Saturday; 2pm, Sunday, Lab Theatre of Withycombe Hall, OSU. $2 sug. don.

Friday, Oct. 23 Improvement of Balance & Fall Prevention Seminar, 12:30pm, Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., pre-reg. at 766-6959. FREE.

Earth Democracy Lecture: Women, Justice & Ecology w/Vandana Shiva, 7pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. FREE.

Saturday, Oct. 24 2009 Magic Barrel: A Reading to Fight Hunger, Oregon writers read from works, 7pm, Corvallis High School. $7 sug. don.

Sunday, Oct. 25 Cuban Salsa Workshops w/Nick & Serena of Salsa Vale Todo, SF, 1-4pm, Women’s Building, OSU. $10, $8 stu.

Monday, Oct. 26 Oregon Public Health Association Conference, open to public, today & tomorrow, OSU, www.oregonpublichealth.org.



ATTN: OPPORTUNITIES

Recruitment is open until Nov. 15 for a citizen committee that advises local elected officials on regional transportation planning issues; info & applications at www.TheMPO.org or email MPO@lcog.org.

October is “Use Your Head” month, and local chapters of the Mensa society are holding I.Q. tests at several locations in Eugene, Corvallis & Coos Bay on Oct. 17; test fee to see if you’re a genius is $40 and an I.D. is required; advance registration is recommended at testing@oregon.us.mensa.org; for times, locations and further information, visit www.us.mensa.org or call 866-239-7548.

The Springfield Library Board is seeking applicants; deadline is 5pm Monday, Oct. 26; applications are available at the City Manager’s Office in City Hall, 225 Fifth St., Spfd.

Siamesebirds art collective is seeking individuals to help create a mural Nov. 3 through Nov. 5 in the main gallery at DIVA; register with exhibits director Bernie Brooks at 344-3482 or via email at diva.exhibits@gmail.com.

The Greater Eugene Chorus invites women to join the group’s Christmas Chorus starting Nov. 2 at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 1385 Oakway Rd.; for more information, call 341-3756 or visit www.greatereugenechorus.org.

The deadline for children to enter the Springfield Public Library Bookmark Contest is Saturday, Oct. 31; entry forms can be picked up at the library or downloaded at wheremindsgrow.org/kids; for more information, call 726-3766.