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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 4.1.10

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A movie geek and unrepentant pothead, Doug Benson happened into stand-up as a dare and, over the years, has made a name for himself as a stoner comedian whose credits include the mock-documentary Super High Me and The Marijuana-Logues. It would be a mistake, however, to lump the comedian’s shtick in with the mongo-joint, THC-addled, East L.A. antics of Cheech & Chong. Benson is more awkward average guy than slangy surfer dude, and his routines tend toward the smartly ironic, self-deprecating humor of such latter-day comedians as John Stewart and Zach Galifianakis. And, as with the best stand-up comedy from Lenny Bruce to Chris Rock, Benson uses his smoky persona as a subtle wedge into all sorts of social issues. Catch the Benson buzz, along with opener Graham Elwood, 8pm Thursday, April 8, at WOW Hall; $20 adv., $25 door.

It wiggles and shimmies and shines. It comes in all the colors of the rainbow, amplified by a day-glo neon aura. Enterprising people have put everything in it from Spam to booze to wedding rings. It is as indubitably American as apple pie and imperialism, and quite possibly the defining symbol of our bizarre consumer culture… Yes, we are speaking of Jell-O, that amber-like translucent hyper-unkosher substance made from ground animal hooves that sits on your plate like a hunk of squared cellulite. What’s not to celebrate? Don’t ask the folks at Maude Kerns Art Center, where at 5-8pm on Saturday you can take part in “Jello Fever,” an arts extravaganza that will feature Jell-O art, a “Tacky Food Buffet” and a performance by the Radar Angels (pictured); $3 per person, $5 for families.





thurs, april 1

Sunrise 6:45am; Sunset 7:40pm, Av High 58; Av Low 38

Benefits Eugene Laff Off w/emcee Leigh Anne Jasheway, 20 regional stand-up comedians vie for funniest person award, fundraiser for Greenhill Humane Society, 7-10pm Actors Cabaret, 996 Willamette St., tickets at 683-4368. $15.

Annual Dahlia & Tuber Auction & Sale, fundraiser for Lane County Dahlia Society, refreshments, prizes, 7:30pm, Celeste Campbell Senior Center, 155 High St., 461-8004.

Gatherings UO Edible Book Festival, 11am-2pm, Knight Library Browsing Room, UO. FREE.

Women’s Business Network w/guest speaker George Rode, 11:15am-1:30pm, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. Sixth Ave., $20, $15 mem.

Lectures/Talks “Gender Systems in Latin American Philosophy” w/Maria Lugones & Pedro Di Pietro, 3:30-5:30pm, Knight Library Browsing Room, UO. FREE.

Natural Relief from Allergies, 6pm, 1397 Willamette St., 914-4126. FREE.

Literary Arts “Dialog Gaffes” w/John Reed, discussion, Q&A for writers, everyone welcome, 6:30pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. $10, Mid-Valley Willamette Writer’s mem. FREE.

Music SHOcase: Margaret Blaine, 11:15am, Hult Center. FREE.

Hapa, Hawaiian music, 7:30pm, The Shedd, 868 High St., tickets at 434-7000. $24-$32.

Even Churchill, Tango Alpha Tango, Sam Adams, variety, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Bill Nershi w/Elephant Revival, rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $12.

Outdoors/Recreation Thursday Nighter Ride, 26-mile training ride w/local teams, 5:30pm, Church Corner, Spencer Creek & Lorane Hwy. FREE.

Women’s Thursday Ride, 26-mile training ride w/Poplollies, 5:45pm, Church Corner, Spencer Creek & Lorane Hwy. FREE.

Theater Fred Crafts’ Radio Redux Players: The Hitchhiker & The Fat Man, live radio dramas, 7:30pm today, tomorrow & Saturday, Wildish Theatre, 630 Main St., Spfd., tickets at 736-4544. $10, $5 sen.

No Shame Eugene Theater Workshop, write, direct & act in original 5-min. pieces, 7:30-9:30pm, 126 Broadway, 773-573-6155. FREE.

The Clean House, 8pm today, tomorrow & Saturday, Very Little Theatre, 2350 Hilyard St., tickets at 344-7751. $10-$14.

fri, april 2

Sunrise 6:52am; Sunset 7:41pm, Av High 58; Av Low 38

Arts/Visual First Friday ArtWalk, 5:30pm, various locations, begins at Imagine Gallery, 35 E. 8th, www.lanearts.org FREE.

Benefits Who’s Got Talent? Show fundraiser for LCC Specialized Support Services, 6:30-8:30pm, LCC Performance Hall, 4000 E. 30th Ave. $5.

Dance Contact Dance & Musical Improv, 6-8pm, Studio B, 189 Eighth Ave. $5-$10.

Nia Jam, music, movement & magic, 6-8pm, The Reach Center, 2520 Harris St. $5-$15 sug. don.

Gatherings Gem Faire, gem, jewelry, beads & more, noon-7pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday & 10am-5pm Sunday, Lane County Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave. $5 weekend pass.

City Club of Eugene Friday Forum: “The Courthouse Garden” w/Ann Aiken & Ann Bettmann, 11:50am-1:15pm, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. Sixth Ave. $5, members FREE.

Music Cozy Evening Concerts w/Timothy Shaw, soulful rock, 6pm, Supreme Bean. FREE.

Alder Street Woodwind Quintet, classical ensemble, 6pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

“Two Guitars, Two Worlds” w/Francesco Buzzurro & Richard Smith, variety, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO, tickets at 346-4363. $10, $8 stu.

The Whiskey Chasers, The Blair St. Mugwumps, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3.

Blue Scholars, Macklemore w/Ryan Lewis, Bambu, DJ Phatrick, hip-hop, 9pm, WOW Hall. $13 adv., $15 door.

Black Prairie w/Mimicking Birds, acoustic, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $8.

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

Spiritual Tenebrae: Service of Darkness, choir music & readings, everyone welcome, 7pm, First Presbyterian Church, 3rd & Adams. FREE.

Dances of Universal Peace, all ages, 7pm, Friends Meeting House, 2274 Onyx. Don.

Theater The Taffetas, musical revue, 7pm, Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St., Florence. $22.

No Shame Eugene Performance, 15 original acts of 5-min. max., music w/Mudpuppy, 8pm, The Atrium, 10th & Olive. FREE.

Kiss of the Spider Woman, 8pm today & tomorrow, Upstart Crow Studios, 855 W. First Ave., 683-1429. $5.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 8pm today & tomorrow; continues through April 24, Actors Cabaret, 996 Willamette St., 683-4368. $16-$39.95.

The Four of Us, 8pm today & tomorrow, Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton, tickets at www.lordleebrick.com, 465-1506. $12-$19.

Fred Crafts’ Radio Redux Players: The Hitchhiker & The Fat Man, continues. See Thursday, April 1.

The Clean House continues. See Thursday, April 1.

Volunteer All Species Parade Project, get involved in April 24 Earth Day celebration/parade, 6-8pm, LCC Cottage Grove Campus, 510-9492. FREE.

sat, april 3

Sunrise 6:50am; Sunset 7:43pm, Av High 59; Av Low 38

Arts/Visual Autism Artism: Art by People with Autism, gala opening, refreshments, music, 4-7pm, Territorial Vineyards, Adam & 3rd.

Jell-O Fever: Jell-O Art Show, feat. Slug Queen Benediction, live music w/Radar Angels, edible art, performance, 5-8pm, Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E. 15th Ave. $3.

Live Glass Blowing Demos, 6-9pm, Studios West, 245 W. 8th. FREE.

Comedy “April Foolishness” w/the Comedy Workout, stand-up, 7:30pm, Downtown Lounge, 959 Pearl St., 21+ $5.

Dance Springtime Story Ballet: The Blue Bird, feat. Pacific Classical Ballet, 2pm & 6pm, Willamette High School, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd., 343-3914. $10, $7 kids.

Farmers’ Markets Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, w/entertainment by Chip Cohen, 10am; Rich Glauber, 11am; Dave Stewart & Laura Kemp, noon; Accordions Anonymous, 1pm; Conjugal Visitors, 2pm; Zambuko, 3:30pm; Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. FREE.

Gatherings Library Quilt Club, create lovely quilts to be displayed & then donated, 3-4:30pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd., reg. at 726-3766.

PeaceHealth Nurse Midwifery Birth Center “Sneak Peek” Tour, public invited, 10-11am, 513 Deadmond Ferry Rd., Spfd., sign up at www.peacehealth.org/birthcenter

Gem Faire continues. See Friday.

Kids/Families mEGGa Hunt, Easter egg hunt, games, entertainment, prizes, 9:30am-noon, Lively Park, 6100 Thurston Rd., Spfd. $5.

Bunny Egg-stravaganza, ages 3-7, games, crafts, activities, 10-11:30am, River Road Park Dist. Bldg., 1400 Lake Dr. $7.

Songs & Stories w/Pattiebuff Bear, 1pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd. FREE.

Mini-Medical School, all ages, 1-4pm, Science Factory Children’s Museum, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy. FREE w/admission.

Lectures/Talks Intro to Internet, keyboard/mouse experience required, 10am-noon, Downtown Library, pre-reg. at 682-5450. FREE.

Intro to Bookbinding w/Kiley Gwynn, 2-5pm, MECCA, 449 Willamette St. $25.

Job & Career Options Workshop, 3-5pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

“Golden Leaf Seeks a Forest” w/Khmer Rouge genocide survivor Kilong Ung, 7pm, Unitarian Universalist Church, 477 E. 40th. FREE, don. accepted.

Literary Arts DIVA Poetry Series: Kit Robinson, Jen Tynes & Ce Rosenow, 7:30pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway. $5 sug. don.

Music Senior Violin Recital w/Tricia Buzzard, classical works, 1pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

“Elvis & the Stars” w/David Lamond, variety, 7pm, Eagles on the Green, 1375 Irving Rd., tickets at 688-9452. $18.

Phantom Buzz, KW Pluckett, variety, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3.

Hank III & Assjack w/Kyle Turley, country, hard rock, 8pm, WOW Hall. $20 adv., $23.

Hillstomp, Rollie Tussing & the Diminished 7, country, blues, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $7.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Ridgeline Trail, hike, 6.2 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Cascadia Wildlands Devil’s Staircase Wilderness, all-day hike, RSVP & info at 747-1250.

Native Plant Society Field Trip w/Robb Weiss, view spring wildflowers around Sweet Cheek, 2-4 mile hike, bring lunch, raingear & hand lens, 9am, South Eugene High School, 400 E. 19th Ave.

First Saturday Park Walk, hike, explore Delta Ponds, 9-11am, Goodpasture Island Rd. FREE.

Complete Training for the Endurance Runner, advice for long-distance runners, Q&A, 11am, TAI @ Gateway PT, 2728 Pheasant Blvd., Spfd. FREE.

Signs of Spring Family Walk w/nature guide Tom Bettman, 1-3pm, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Rd. $5, $2 kids.

Pets Dog-Gone Easter Egg Hunt w/Greenhill Humane Society, dog/anthropoid Easter treat hunt, 11am, Greenhill Humane Society, 88530 Green Hill Rd., 689-1503. $5 per dog.

Theater Singing in the Rain, variety of performances created/performed by artists w/autism, 1pm, Hult Center. $10, $6 ages 18 & under.

Fred Crafts’ Radio Redux Players: The Hitchhiker & The Fat Man, continues. See Thursday, April 1.

The Clean House continues. See Thursday, April 1.

Kiss of the Spider Woman continues. See Friday.

The Four of Us continues. See Friday.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee continues. See Friday.

sun, april 4

Sunrise 6:48am; Sunset 7:44pm, Av High 59; Av Low 38

Benefits Benefit for Operation Easy, 4pm, Cozmic Pizza. $7.

Gatherings Eugene Rainbow Family Potluck, bring food & utensils, 1-6pm, Alton Baker Park.

Gem Faire continues. See Friday.

Kids/Families Family Music Time w/Bryan Reed, singing & dancing, all ages, 3pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Music Whiskey Chasers, acoustic, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $3.

Outdoors/Recreation DOA Pro Wrestling Spring Shoot Out, 5pm, Downtown Lounge, 959 Pearl St. $5.

Social Dance Dance Night, 10pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

mon, april 5

Sunrise 6:47am; Sunset 7:45pm, Av High 59; Av Low 38

Gatherings LTD Budget Public Open House, 7am-6pm, Springfield Station, Spfd. FREE.

Lectures/Talks Aging Strong & Healthy w/Dr. Daniel Hardt, 1:30pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., reg. at 736-4444. FREE.

“Life History of Cascadia Butterflies” w/OSU entomologist David James, 7pm, EWEB Training Room, 500 E. 4th St. FREE.

“Understanding Oneself: Vedanta, Psychology & the Unconscious” w/Vedic monk Sadhviji Chaitanya, 7-8:30pm today through Friday, April 9, Trauma Healing Project, 222 Coburg Rd., 684-0322. FREE.

“Getting a Grip: Gaining Clarity, Creativity & Courage for the World We Really Want” w/Frances Moore Lappe, 7:30pm, EMU Ballroom, UO. FREE.

Literary Arts Book Discussion: Twilight, girls ages 10-18, 4-5pm, Ophelia’s Place, 1577 Pearl St. FREE.

The Work of Byron Katie inquiry group, 6-8pm, location & info at 514-3042.

On the Air City Club of Eugene: “The Courthouse Garden” w/Ann Aiken & Ann Bettmann, 6:30-7:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM. FREE.

Spiritual Open Heart Meditation, 5:30-6:45pm, 310 Fulvue, 914-0431. FREE.

tues, april 6

Sunrise 6:45am; Sunset 7:46pm, Av High 59; Av Low 38

Arts/Visual “Fuse-a-Thon” for the FOOD for Lane County Empty Bowl Sale, glassblowing demos, 5:30-8:30pm, Eugene Glass School, 575 Willamette St., 342-2959. FREE.

Benefits Chef’s Night Out, best of local restaurants, breweries & wineries, benefit for FLCC, 6:30-9:30pm, Hult Center. $75.

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

Lectures/Talks “The Evolution of Whales: Fossils from the Pacific Northwest” w/Smithsonian curator Nick Pyenson, fossil expert, 7pm, Knight Law Center, UO. FREE.

“Understanding Oneself: Vedanta, Psychology & the Unconscious” w/Vedic monk Sadhviji Chaitanya continues. See Monday.

“Renew Your Health, Renew Your Life” Stress Reduction Program, introductory meeting, 6:30pm, Northwest Center for Health Promotion, 90 E. 27th Ave., reg. at 343-0536.

Literary Arts Spring Poetry Reading w/Quinton Hallet, Laura LeHew, Martha Gatchell, Victoria Harkovitch & Erik Muller, 7pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St. FREE.

Music New Composers Forum, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

Yonder Mountain String Band, acoustic bluegrass, all ages, 9pm, McDonald Theatre. $20 adv., $25 door.

Bluegrass Jam, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Peavy Arboretum, hike, 4.8 miles; Spencer Butte, hike, 7 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Twilight Hillclimb, uphill 5K time trials, beginner to pro, reg. at 5pm, race at 6pm, McBeth Rd.

Fibromyalgia Movement Class, 9:30am, Just Breathe, 2868 Willamette St., 343-3770. FREE.

Spiritual The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, multimedia presentation, 6:30-8:30pm, Friends Meeting House, 3311 Polk St., 766-8090. FREE.

The Tandava: Tantric Movement Meditation, 7-9pm, 1784 W. 9th Pl., 556-6263. Don.

wed, april 7

Sunrise 6:43; Sunset 7:47pm, Av High 59; Av Low 38

Arts/Visual “Portraits in Watercolor” Artist Reception, wine, snacks, music, 5-7pm, Island Park Art Gallery, 215 W. C. St., Spfd. FREE.

Comedy LOL Wednesday w/Ray Osborne, stand up, 7pm, Three Rivers Casino, 5647 Hwy 126, Florence. FREE.

Film Schnitzer Cinema: Passages from James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake, adaptation of literary classic, in conjunction w/”The Art of the Book” exhibit, 5:30pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO, 346-3027.

The Living River: River Webs, documentary about streams, 7pm, Hult Center. FREE.

Gatherings Cottage Grove High School Career Day, panel discussion, Q&A, 8am-noon, Cottage Grove High School, 1375 S. River Rd., Cottage Grove.

Self Defense Workshop for Mothers & Daughters, hosted by Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS), 4-6pm, Wellsprings School, 3590 W. 18th Ave., info & reg. at 484-9791 (ext. 319). FREE.

“Sarah Palin: Honorary Diagnosed Psychotic” w/MindFreedom, planning meeting for peaceful protest street skit protesting former Alaska governor’s April 23 appearance in Eugene, moderated discussion, 5:30pm, Grower’s Market, 454 Willamette St., www.mindfreedom.org

Cesar Chavez Celebration, feat. Springfield High School’s Mariachi del Sol, refreshments, displays, all ages, 6:30-8pm, Agnes Stewart Middle School, 900 S 32nd St., Spfd. FREE.

Compassionate Friends Support Group, for families that have experienced the death of a child, ages 18 & older, 7pm, St. Mary’s Church, 11th & Charnelton. FREE.

Health Care for All Oregon Meeting, discussion of health care reform, 7-8pm, EWEB Community Room, 500 E. 4th Ave. FREE.

Eugene Rising Tide Meeting, confronting causes of climate change/resource depletion, 7pm, Grower’s Market, 434 Willamette 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/Unkle Bunkle, music, all ages, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Lectures/Talks “Climate Change: What Are Our Representatives Doing?” w/Mary Wood, Mayor Kitty Piercy, Lane County Commissioner Pete Sorenson, Rep. Phil Barnhart & Tim Ream, public forum, 7pm, Harris Hall, 125 8th Ave. FREE.

Northwest EcoBuilding Guild: “Making Sense of Solar, A Triple Bottom Line” w/JD Howell, 7pm, BRING’s Planet Improvement Center, 4446 Franklin Blvd., Glennwood. FREE.

“Understanding Oneself: Vedanta, Psychology & the Unconscious” w/Vedic monk Sadhviji Chaitanya continues. See Monday.

Music Koffin Kats, Brother Bear & the Skitzopunx, Manitoba Lights, psychobilly, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

Nick Jaina, Leo London, indie rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

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

thurs, april 8

Sunrise 6:41am; Sunset 7:49pm, Av High 59; Av Low 38

Comedy Doug Benson w/Graham Elwood, stand-up, 8pm, WOW Hall. $20 adv., $25.

Film Queer Film Festival, feat. works by filmmakers Sam Zalutsky, Jack Smith & Gus Van Sant, Q&A w/Zalutsky, 6:30-9:30pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE.

Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators, screening & panel discussion w/experts, 7-9pm, 180 PLC, UO. FREE.

Gatherings Hearing Loss Assoc. Meeting: “Hearing & Compatibility: Choosing a cell phone that works for you” w/Clark Anderson, discussion, demos, Q&A, 7-9pm, Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard, 942-8407.

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

Science Pub: “The Physics of What Surrounds You” w/Stanley Micklavzina, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Lectures/Talks “The Hidden Legacy of Roosevelt’s New Deal” w/UC Berkeley professor Gray Brechin, 1pm, Bldg. 17, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave.; 4pm, Lillis Building, UO. FREE.

“Reconstructing the World from Photos on the Internet” w/Steve Seitz, city-scale 3D reconstruction & navigation, 3:30pm, 177 Lawrence Hall, UO. FREE.

“What is Saengerin: Anna Magdalena Bach, Coffee & Musical Women in 18th-Century Leipzi” w/Cornell’s David Yearsley, 4pm, Knight Library Browsing Room, UO. FREE.

Human Rights Summit Preview: “Looking at Eugene & Lane County Through a Human Rights Lense,” 6:30-9pm, Hult Center, www.humanrightscity.com FREE.

“Understanding Oneself: Vedanta, Psychology & the Unconscious” w/Vedic monk Sadhviji Chaitanya continues. See Monday.

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

Outdoors/Recreation Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route Release, unveiling of new Sierra Cascades bike route, 7-8:30pm, REI, 360 Lawrence St. FREE.

Social Dance Contra Dance, no partners/experience needed, wear soft-soled shoes, 7:30pm, Cesar Chavez School Gym, 1510 W. 14th Ave., 521-0596. $8, $6 stu.

No Shame Eugene Theater Workshop, write, direct & act in original 5-min. pieces, 7:30-9:30pm, 126 Broadway, 773-573-6155. FREE.

Romeo & Juliet, 8pm today through Saturday; runs through April 18, Blue Door Theater, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave., tickets at 463-5761. $10, $8 stu.

corvallis events

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

Friday, April 2 Poet Jane Hirshfield, 7:30pm, OSU Valley Library. FREE.

The Nerd, 7:30pm today & tomorrow; 2:30pm Sunday; continues through April 11, Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd. $11, $9 sen.

Frozen, 8pm today & tomorrow; 2:30pm Sunday; continues through April 17, Black Box Theatre, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave. $19, $16 sen. 

Monday, April 5 Coin Club, 7-9:30pm, Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., 766-6959.

Monday Movies at the Majestic: 3:10 to Yuma, original 1957 version, 7pm, Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., 541-738-7469. $5.

Thursday, April 8 “The Artist Observes the Doctor: Half a Millennium of Scrutiny” w/Yale School of Medicine’s Sherwin B. Nuland, illustrated lecture, 7pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU.

attn: opps

Free, newly tilled community garden space is available on Jacobs Drive off Fairfield; for further information, call 337-0394.

Opal Free School in Cottage Grove will host a free mask-making workshop for the April 24 Earth Day/All Species Parade; materials provided, donations accepted, class is for all ages and takes place April 5-8; for information or to register, call 942-9855; an open workshop for the Earth Day/All Species Parade will be held at Centro Theatre in Cottage Grove from April 6-23; call 510-9492 for more information.

Columbian biologist Angelica Hernandez is volunteering for the Mckenzie River Ranger District and offering a Natural Resource Education Program for schools and the general public of Eugene and Springfield; for further information, call 541-822-7269.

The Friends of Washington School in conjunction with the non-profit Oakland Community Response Team are planning a special afternoon of fun in celebration of the 100th Birthday of Historic Washington School at 2pm, April 17; tickets are $15 and sold in advance through Oakland City Hall; for reservations and ticket information call 541-459-4531 between 8am-5pm.

A fashion show by UO students, staff and faculty, in collaboration with Eugene community members, will feature original designs that challenge some pervasive assumptions about militarism; bring your outfit-in-progress for a trial run in the Fir Room, EMU, UO, between noon and 5pm on April 2 or April 9; also bring any ideas you have for a script and music on CD, or send a sketch or description of your design to Gwyn Kirk, Women’s and Gender Studies Dept, 1298 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403; for more info, email to gkirk@uoregon.edu; designs are due Friday, April 2.

If you’re a kindergartener or first grader who loves to sing, come join the Oregon Children’s Choir Spring Singers; for more information, call 541-343-0840.

Downtown Languages will offer two beginning-level Spanish classes for adults 7-8pm on Tuesdays, or 1-2pm on Thursdays; classes start the week of April 11 and run for 8 weeks; for more details, call 541-686-8483.

Coffee Party USA will hold its inaugural Eugene meeting 3-5pm Saturday, April 10, at Cozmic Pizza; for further information, email to lpduzan@yahoo.com.

Auditions for Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical will be held 1pm Saturday, April 3; needed are are 8 men and 6 women over 16 years old, plus a chorus; for more information, call (541) 683-4368.