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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 1.14.10

.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

If poetry is the language of love, music is the language of lust and sweat — and there is nothing more sweaty and lusty and unrepentantly macho-mucho-gusto than the New Orleans big, bad horny-ness of the Rebirth Brass Band, a conglomerate of swinging, swaying, swaggering, tooting, tweeting and tottering Southern guys who blow their horns and bang their drums with vivacious verve and chant and shout explicit sexual come-ons that might have made Norman Mailer blush. Rebirth don’t give a fuck what you think — they even challenge you to “hate” them — and, brother, there is something just so refreshing, funky and hiliarous about that, like Earth, Wind & Fire on rum and tumblers. Rebirth’s Derrick Tabb was one of CNN’s top-10 Heroes for 2009, having started up a music program providing New Orleans’ youth an alternative to hard-bitten street life. They play WOW Hall with Ivan Neville’s Dumstaphunk on Thursday, Jan. 21. $18 adv., $20 door.

Whatcha doing this weekend? The theater scene kicks into high gear Friday, Jan. 15, with the Lord Leebrick’s Speed-the-Plow (541-465-1506; lordleebrick.com), the UO Theatre’s The Good Doctor (541-346-4363) and the Very Little Theatre’s The Country Girl (541-344-7751). Choosing from among the Major Dude Playwright (Mamet, Chekov/Simon and Odets) offerings won’t be easy — but you don’t have to, really; the UO and VLT plays run three weekends and the Leebrick through Feb. 6. Read director interviews on EW! A Blog and get your tix soon.



thurs, jan 14

Sunrise 7:45am; Sunset 4:59pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33

Arts/Visual Tim Giraudier, Headwaters Photographic’s Slide-show 2010, 5-7pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Benefits “Dinner with a Cause” Abacela Vineyards Winemaker’s Dinner feat. Chef in the City Catering & Nib Dessert & Wine Bar, benefit for Oregon Pacific Chapter of American Red Cross Local Emergency Services, 6pm, Laurelwood Golf Course Fireside Room, 2700 Columbia St. $50.

Gatherings Hearing Loss Association Monthly Meeting, speaker: Kenji Carp on balance issues, technology corner demo on sonic boom alarm, 7-9pm, Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard, 731-8135. FREE.

Science Pub: “Living in a Quantum World” w/Michael Raymer & Steven Van Enk, analogous investigation of quantum physics, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Cascade Mycological Society Meeting w/guest speaker Jim Trappe, 7pm, Science Building, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave., info at http://wkly.ws/49 FREE.

Kids/Families Preschool Storytime, ages 3-6, picture books, fingerplays, rhyming songs, 11am, Sheldon Library, 1566 Coburg Rd., 682-8316. FREE.

Lectures/Talks Digital Photo Management, computer class, internet experience required, 6-8pm, Downtown Library, pre-reg. at 682-5450. FREE.

GPS Seminar w/Jeff Bongcayao, demo of basic & advanced operations of hand-held unit, 6:30pm, Mazama Sporting Goods, 293 Valley River Center. FREE.

Literary Arts Book Signing & Talk w/Ellie Gunn, author of One Handful of Earth, 5-7pm, Mrs. Thompson’s Herbs, Gifts & Folklore, 347 W. Fifth Ave., 686-6136. FREE.

Willagillespie Community School Student Reading, students present works from intensive writing residency, 7pm, Barnes & Noble, 1163 Valley River Dr. FREE.

Music The Daveys, rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Stew About the Barn, learn more about adult programs, noon-1:30pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd. FREE.

Theater No Shame Eugene Theater Workshop, write, direct & act in original 5-min. pieces, 7:30-9:30pm, 126 W. Broadway, 573-6155. FREE.


fri, jan 15

Sunrise 7:45am; Sunset 5:00pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33

Arts/Visual Celebration of Life for Nick Nickolds, memorial for local fine artist, an appreciation of his life & work, 3-7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Dance MEDGE feat. Maia Alexandra, Belly Dancer USA “People’s Choice” award-winning belly dancer, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Film Movie Matinee at the Barn: Night at the Museum, free popcorn & soft drinks, 1pm, Petersen Barn Com-munity Center, 870 Berntzen Rd. $1.

Swedish Film Series: Patrik, Age 1.5, by director Ella Lemhagen, screening & presentation, open to public, 7pm, Lawrence Hall, UO. FREE.

Screening: Beervana by Open Lens visiting artist Beth Harrington, documentary on history & current state of suds brewing in Oregon, 7pm, DIVA, 100 W. Broadway. FREE.

Second Friday Film Night: The Flaming Lips’ Zaireeka, experimental four-disc album synched up & played simultaneously on multiple boom boxes w/film montage, 7pm, New Zone Gallery, 164 W. Broadway, 683-0759. FREE.

Gatherings Women’s Stroke Survivors Support Group, 9:30-11am, Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St., 682-5531. FREE.

City Club of Eugene Friday Forum: “Voice, Choice & Human Rights in Medical Care” w/David Oaks, TC Dumas & Ron Unger, public welcome, 11:50am-1:30pm, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. 6th Ave., www.cityclubofeugene.org. FREE.

Pacifica Forum: “Symbolism of the Swastika” w/Billy Rojas & Jimmy Marr, debate, public welcome, 3pm, EMU Walnut Room, UO, 344-0483. FREE.

Vegan Potluck, b.y.o. place settings, no animal products, 7pm, McNail-Riley House, 601 W. 13th Ave., 341-1690. FREE.

Eugene Peace Choir: “Songs of the Civil Rights Movement” workshop w/John Gainer, prep for Jan. 18 Hult Center concert, potluck, 7-9:30pm today & 10am-noon tomorrow, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St., 302-6418. $10 sug. don.

Kids/Families Baby Story-time, ages 0-1, books, fingerplays, rhyming songs for infants, 10:15am & 11:15am, Downtown Library, 682-8316. FREE.

Preschool Storytime, ages 3-6, picture books, fingerplays, rhyming songs, 10:15am, Bethel Library, 1990 Echo Hollow Rd., 682-5766. FREE.

Nearby Nature’s Crazy Critters w/Tanya Turtle, games, stories, crafts, ages 5-9, 3pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd. FREE.

Lectures/Talks Eugene Natural History Society: “Stop the Invasion: Invasive Wildlife in Oregon” w/biologist Rick Boatner of Oregon DFW, 7:30pm, Willamette Hall, Rm. 100, UO. FREE.

Eugene Friends of Jung: “What’s Up History’s Inner Sleeve? Myth & Fabric of Culture” w/Dennis Slattery, 7:30-9:30pm, Sacred Heart Medical Center Auditorium, 12th & Alder St. $10.

“Fearless Buddha, Peaceful Warrior,” public talk on the Shambhala Buddhist Path, 7:30pm, 100 W. Q St., Spfd., info at http://wkly.ws/4d, 654-0236.

Literary Arts Live-Lit West, UO creative writing students read from works-in-progress, 7pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. FREE.

Music Oregon Music Educators Association 2010 OMEA Gala Concert, high school band, choir & orchestra performances, 4pm today & 3pm Sunday, Hult Center.

Howie Day, Serena Ryder, singer/songwriters, 8pm, WOW Hall. $20.

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

Outdoors/Recreation Try Qigong w/Suman, promotes relaxation, mental concentration, health & fitness, 9-10am, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., pre-reg. at 682-5521. FREE.

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

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

Theater The Good Doctor, 8pm today, tomorrow & Thursday, Jan. 21; runs through Jan. 30, University Theatre, 1109 Old Campus Ln., 346-4363. $14, $12 UO staff, sen. & non-UO stu., $6 UO stu.

The Country Girl, 8pm today, tomorrow & Thursday, Jan. 21; 2pm Sunday; continues through Jan. 30, The Very Little Theatre, 2350 Hilyard St., 344-7751, http://wkly.ws/4w $10-$14.

Speed the Plow, 8pm today, tomorrow & Thursday, Jan. 21; 2pm Sunday; continues through Feb. 6, Lord Leebrick Theatre Co., 540 Charnelton, 465-1506. $10-$14/$30.


sat, jan 16

Sunrise 7:44am; Sunset 5:02pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33

Arts/Visual Opening Reception: Amazonia, photos by Sam Abell & Torben Ulrik Nissen, artists in attendance, 6-9pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE.

Benefits Fun w/Fermentation Festival, feat. Willamette Valley cheeses, wines, beers, breads & more, benefit for FFLC, noon-5pm, WOW Hall. $8, $5 w/two canned food don.

Comedy “Funny, It Doesn’t Feel Like a New Decade” w/Comedy Workout, 8pm, Downtown Lounge, 959 Pearl St. $5.

Farmers’ Markets Farmers’ Market, 9am-2pm, Hideaway Bakery, Hilyard & 30th. FREE.

Lorane Saturday Market, local produce & crafts, 10am-3pm, Common Area, Dew Drop Inn, 80301 Territorial Rd., Lorane. FREE.

Applegate Trail Community Mar-ket, crafts & produce, 2-7pm, Curtin, I-5 exit 163. 942-1222. FREE.

Gatherings A Celebration of an Amazing Life: Danny Cook, Empress 1 of the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Emerald Empire Cherresse, Oct. 3, 1939-Jan. 7, 2010, noon, Campbell Senior Center, 155 High St. FREE.

H.O.N.E.Y. MLK Celebration, recognizing the birth & life of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., music w/Maya Thomas, So-Far-I, Prodigious Message, belly dancing, pizza, birthday cake, raffle, speakers feat. Abrella Luvert, 2-5pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Art of War Mixed Martial Arts School & Art Gallery Grand Opening, 4pm-midnight, Art of War, 251-B W. 7th St., Spfd. 870-6954. FREE.

Eugene Peace Choir: “Songs of the Civil Rights Movement” workshop continues. See Friday.

Kids/Families Family Music Time w/Anahid Bertrand of Early Ears, multi-lingual singing, dancing, all ages, 10:15am; Dog Tale Time, 15-min. sessions for kids to build reading skills w/dogs, grades 1-6, 2-3:30pm, Downtown Library, pre-reg. at 682-8316. FREE.

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

Saturday Sing-a-Long w/Emily Fox, all ages, 1pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd. FREE.

Lectures/Talks City Chickens: Nutrient Cycling w/Animals, info about caring for an urban flock, 9am-noon, Nearby Nature Learnscape & Yurt, Alton Baker Park, 687-9699. $35.

North American Rock Garden Society: “Wildflowers, Volcanoes & Lakes: It’s Chile in December” w/Tanya Harvey, slideshow of flora & scenery in the Andes, 1pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St., 937-1401. FREE.

Literary Arts A Guys’ Big Book of Poetry Reading w/Larry Jacobs, Don Kunz, John Kvapil, Pete Lovering & John Martin, 5pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. FREE.

Music Kim Pineda, Baroque flute, 2pm, Atrium Building, 10th & Olive. FREE.

The Ascetic Junkies, indie folk, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Basin & Range w/the Filthiest People Alive, power rock, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Dorris Ranch, hike, 3 miles; Gold Lake, snowshoe, 5.6 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Third Saturday Birdwalk: Winter Raptors w/biologist Dave Bontrager, 8am-noon, South Eugene High School, 19th & Patterson. $3 sug. don.

Pruning at Thistledown Farm, prune apples, peaches & berries, 10am-noon, Thistledown Farm, 91455 River Rd., Junction City. $5 sug. don.

GEARs Bike Ride: Lorane, Spencer Creek, Crow, Doan, Briggs, Crow, Fern Ride, 41 miles, bring food, 10am, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org. FREE.

Tweed Bicycle Ride, bike in your itchy-ass tweed jacket, all welcome, 10:30am, Wandering Goat, 268 Madison St. FREE.

Social Dance Barn Dance w/Old Time Fiddlers, all welcome, 7pm, Spencer Creek Grange, 86013 Lorane Hwy, 341-1709. Don.

Dances from Romania, performance, 7:30pm, FREE; Dance Party, music w/Chubritza, food, 8:15pm, Veteran’s Memorial Association, 1626 Willamette St. $15-$20.

Spiritual Devotional Chanting w/Eostar & Fearless Love, 8pm, Tamarack Wellness Center, 3575 Donald St. Don.

Theater The Good Doctor continues. See Friday.

The Country Girl continues. See Friday.

Speed-the-Plow continues. See Friday.

Volunteer Walama Restoration Project: Maurie Jacobs Park/Willamette River Waterfront, install native plants, mulch & maintenance, 9:30am-12:30pm, meet at west end of Greenway Bridge across from Valley River Center, 484-3939.

Spring Creek Elementary Planting Party & Training, tools & refreshments provided, 10am-noon, Spring Creek, 560 Irvington Dr.


sun, jan 17

Sunrise 7:43am; Sunset 5:03pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33

Comedy Rich Praytor, 5pm, New Life Church, 2080 19th St., Spfd. $15 adv., $20.

Film Video Slam, student, amateur & pro filmmakers encouraged to bring completed or in-progress videos for screening & subsequent discussion, 7pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway, www.divacenter.org. FREE.

Gatherings Student Productions Association Talent Showcase, LCC student artists, variety, 3-5pm, Cozmic Pizza, 463-5761. $1-$5.

Eugene Rainbow Family Potluck, b.y.o. food & utensils, drummers welcome, 1-6pm, Growers Market, 454 Willamette St. FREE.

A Celebration of the Gift of Sharing w/Native American flutist Beth Evans, author Dean Van Leuven & Katherine Rile, volunteer worker for Maitreya the World Teacher, reading, presentation, 6:30pm, Center for Spiritual Living, 390 Vernal St. Don.

Lectures/Talks “Dances from Romania” w/Daniel Sandu, cultural talk, 11am-noon, Vet’s Memorial, 1626 Willamette St. FREE.

You’re On YouTube, computer class, basics of uploading videos, internet experience required, 4-6pm, Downtown Library, pre-reg. at 682-5450. FREE.

Literary Arts A Celebration of William Stafford: The Poetry & Practice of Peace, commemorative birthday reading of Oregon’s greatest poet, read your favorite Stafford poem, 2-4pm, Tsumani Books, 2585 Willamette St. FREE. 

Music Trio Con Brio Copenhagen, strings & piano, award-winning chamber music, 3pm, Beall Hall, UO, 346-4363. $16-$33.

An Afternoon of Organ Music w/organist Dan Rinnan, feat. Bach, Handel, Rinnan & more, 4pm, Central Lutheran Church, 18th & Potter St. Don.

Concerto-Aria Competition, top UO student musicians compete, 7pm, Beall Hall, UO. $5, stu. FREE.

Neil Bjorklund & Friends, singer/songwriter, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

The Reverand Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Bloodbath Burlesque Orchestra, The Dirty Commies, Americana, 7pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

Oregon Music Educators Association 2010 OMEA Gala Concert continues. See Friday.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Arrowhead Lake, cross-country skiing, 8 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Family Snowshoe Day, basics of snowshoeing, limited equipment available for loan, ages 8 & up, 8:30am, River House, 301 N. Adams. $15.

GEARs Bike Ride: Breakfast ride to Veneta, 38 miles, bring food, 10am, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org. FREE.

Walking Tour of UO Riverfront Research Park, topic: proposed building & alternatives, 2pm, Starbucks, 13th & Alder St., 343-1926. FREE.

Spiritual World Religion Day Celebration, music, devotional readings & discussion of “One Common Faith” theme, 10am, Baha’i Center, 1458 Alder St. FREE.

“The Way It Works” w/Linda Finley, 10:30am, Center for Spiritual Living, 390 Vernal, 485-0035. FREE.

Buddhist Teachings of Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, 4-6:30pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Theater The Country Girl continues. See Friday.

Speed-the-Plow continues. See Friday.


mon, jan 18

Sunrise 7:43am; Sunset 5:04pm, Av High 47; Av Low 33

Kids/Families No-School Swim Day, 1:40-3:40pm, Sheldon Pool, 2443 Willakenzie Rd. $3 kids, $3.75 adults.

Lectures/Talks “A Farming Life” w/Anthony & Carol Boutard, discussion of present farming & food system, 6:30pm, Avid Gardeners, 1645 High St., 726-8997.

Music Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, 4pm & 6pm, Hult Center. FREE.

“The Ancestors of the Guitar” w/Hideki Yamaya, Renaissance lute, vihuela & Baroque guitar, 7pm, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 166 E. 13th Ave. $9-$12 sug. don.

Open Mic w/Uncle T, variety, 8pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

On the Air City Club of Eugene: “Voice, Choice & Human Rights in Medical Care” w/David Oaks, TC Dumas & Ron Unger, 6:30-7:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

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

Volunteer MLK Day Legacy of Hope Blood Drive, 11:30am-6:30pm, Lane Memorial Blood Bank, 2211 Willamette St., appt. at 484-9111.


tues, jan 19

Sunrise 7:42am; Sunset 5:06pm, Av High 47; Av Low 33

Dance Ragamala Music & Dance Theater, three works of Bharatanatyam, classical dance from southern India, feat. taiko drumming group Wadaiko Ensemble TOKARA of Japan, 7pm, LCC Performance Hall, 4000 E. 30th Ave. $15, $7 stu.

Film Behind the Lens Seminar: Roberto Rosselini’s The Flowers of St. Francis, screening & discussion, 7pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway, www.divacenter.org $3 door.

NEHS Academy of Arts Oral Histories Documentary Showcase, screening of 12 short documentaries by North Eugene High School students, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Gatherings Sleep Apnea Support Meeting, w/Richard Marcus, 6:30-8pm, Sacred Heart Medical Center, 3333 RiverBend Dr., Spfd. FREE.

Police Use of Force: Account-ability & Alternatives, public forum, 7pm, WOW Hall, 206-3333. FREE.

Kids/Families Tiny Tots Storytime, reading aloud for 1 year olds, singing, playtime; Toddler Storytime, aged 2, 10:15am & 11am, Downtown Library. FREE.

Jammie Storytime, wear PJs for an evening story, all ages welcome, 7pm, 225 Fifth St., Spfd. FREE.

Lectures/Talks Getting Back in the Workforce, first steps for older job seekers, 2-3pm, Campbell Senior Center, 155 High St., pre-reg. at 682-5318. FREE.

“Renew Your Health, Renew Your Life,” intro to stress-reduction program, 6:30pm, Northwest Center for Health Promotion, 90 E. 27th Ave., pre-reg. at 343-0536. FREE.

“A Life Unraveled: Aspects of Addiction & the Path to Recovery” w/Kara Litwiller, 6:30pm, Sacred Heart Medical Center Auditorium, 1255 Hilyard St. FREE.

“A Traveler’s Tales: Storytelling in China, India & Thailand” w/ Yvonne Young, storytelling for adults, 7pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd. FREE.

Literary Arts Windfall Reading Series: “Love & Islands” w/travel essayist Alison Cadbury & poet Henry Hughes, reading, signing, refreshments, 5:30-8pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Music Jennifer Rhyne & Julia Lin, piano, flute, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 stu. & sen.

Bluegrass Jam, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Outdoors/Recreation Wii Bowling, Nintendo virtual bowling, 1-2:30pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., pre-reg. at 682-5521. FREE.


wed, jan 20

Sunrise 7:41; Sunset 5:07pm, Av High 47; Av Low 33

Film Heckler’s Night: Die Hard II, all ages, 7pm, Wandering Goat, 268 Madison St. FREE.

Kids/Families Preschool Storytime, ages 3-6, picture books, fingerplays, rhyming songs, 10:15am & 11am, Downtown Library, 682-8316. FREE.

Family Night w/Rich Glauber, interactive musical experience, food, beverages, all ages, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Lectures/Talks “Politics & Passion in Maoist & Post-Mao China” w/Stanford professor Ban Wang, 3pm, Mills International Center, EMU, UO. FREE.

Oregon Wild Wednesday: William Sullivan, Master of Trails, presentation on Oregon hiking, hints & tips, 6pm, Davis’, 94 W. Broadway. FREE.

Intro to “Heart of Now,” experience the practice of presence, 6:30-8:30pm, EMU, UO. FREE.

Intro to Emotional Freedom Techniques: Tapping, 7pm, EWEB Community Room, 500 E. 4th Ave. FREE.

“The Search for the Historical Francis of Assisi” w/UC Berkeley history professor Augustine Thompson, 7:30pm, 175 Knight Law Center, UO. FREE.

Music Eugene Symphony Guild Preview: Excerpts from Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, noon, The Studio, Hult Center. FREE.

Sam Adams, Opal Creek, acoustic, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Outdoors/Recreation Bicycle Appreciation Day, volunteers do minor bike repairs, bring bike & a reusable mug, 10am-2pm, 13th & Lillis Hall, UO, 346-4365. FREE.

GEARs Bike Ride: Average speed 16-18 mph, 50 miles & up, bring food, group sticks together, canceled if 60 or more percent chance of rain, 10:30am, Albertsons, 30th & Hilyard, www.eugenegears.org. FREE.

Winter Mini Clinic: Avalanche Beacon Practice, noon, today & tomorrow, the OP, UO, 346-4365. FREE.

Spiritual A Course in Miracles, drop-in study group, 10-11:45am, Unity of the Valley, 39th & Hilyard, 914-0431. FREE.

“Relax into Reality” w/Alan Zundel, 7-8:30pm, Tamarack Wellness Center, 3575 Donald St. Don.


thurs, jan 21

Sunrise 7:41am; Sunset 5:08pm, Av High 47; Av Low 33

Benefits Lane County Animal Shelter Benefit Show w/Apropos Musique, 3rd National Band, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$20.

Film Seniors on the Big Screen Matinee Series: Grand Torino, 2-4:30pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., pre-reg. at 682-5318. FREE.

Snow Sliding Film Screening: Signatures, HD documentary set in Japan, 7pm, 100 Willamette Hall, UO. $3, stu. FREE.

Kids/Families Preschool Storytime, ages 3-6, picture books, fingerplays, rhyming songs, 11am, Sheldon Library, 1566 Coburg Rd., 682-8316. FREE.

Lectures/Talks League of Women Voters of Lane County Third Thursday Lecture: “Health & Human Services in Your Community: The Challenge of Increasing Needs & Declining Resources” w/Oregon DHS director Bruce Goldberg, noon-1pm, Mallard Banquet Hall, 725 W. First St., 343-7917. FREE.

Explore International Cultures w/out Leaving Eugene, 12:30-1:15pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., 682-5521. FREE.

Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies: “Community Banking, Conflict & Cooperation in Nicaragua,” 3:30pm, Jane Grant Room, Hendricks Hall, UO. FREE.

Music Sacred Harp Singers, American Revolution-era “shape note” hymns, 11:15am, Hult Center Lobby. FREE.

Rebirth Brass Band, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, 7pm, WOW Hall. $18 adv., $20 door.

Eugene Symphony presents Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, Beethoven & more, 8pm, Hult Center. $15-$58.

Yogoman Burning Band, rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Winter Mini Clinic: Avalanche Beacon Practice continues. See Wednesday.

Theater The Good Doctor continues. See Friday.

The Country Girl continues. See Friday.

Speed-the-Plow continues. See Friday.


corvallis events

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

Thursday, Jan. 14 Blood Pressure Screening, 9-11am, Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., pre-reg. at 766-6959. FREE.

Sunday, Jan. 17 My Name is Rachel Corrie, 2pm, Majestic Theatre, 758-7827. $10.

Monday, Jan. 18 Monday’s at the Majestic Movie Series: Casablanca, 7pm, Majestic Theatre, www.majestic.org, 758-7827. $5.

Tuesday, Jan. 19 Food Film Series: We Feed the World, 7pm, Memorial Union, Rm. 108, OSU. $10.

Food for Thought Lecture Series: “The Ethics of Modern Agriculture” w/Robert Paarlberg, open to public, Q&A to follow, 7pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. FREE.

Wednesday, Jan. 20 Senior Council Meeting, 1:30-3pm, Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., info at 766-6959. FREE.


attn: opps

Boys & Girls Clubs of Emerald Valley is joining in a national search to identify talented young artists as part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Fine Arts Program; for more info, visit http://wkly.ws/4f

Open casting auditions will be held starting 4:45pm, Saturday, Jan. 16 for Pacific Classical Ballet’s Springtime Story Ballet, The Blue Bird; more info at 510-4629.

Creswell Library is seeking work by Lane County artists for its Feb. 27-March 27 art show; for more scoop on the poop, call 895-3053.

A writing group for six to eight members is starting in February; for more information, call Eliel Fionn at 653-8959.

Central Oregon Community College is asking artists in Oregon to submit original works for interior art for installation in the college’s campus center; for more information, visit http://wkly.ws/4g or call 383-7564.

On Monday, Jan. 18, students of Oakridge Junior High and Oakridge High School will be rejuvenating the Willamette Activity Center as part of a national Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.; volunteers are welcome at the event; if you have questions or would like to volunteer, contact Katie Turner at 782-2731 ext. 2706 or kturner@oakridge.k12.or.us