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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 12.30.10

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Gift of Gab rings the ding on New Year’s Eve with Marv Ellis at McDonald Theater


thurs, dec 30

Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:43pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32

Gatherings Tween Scene Book Group: London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd, 4-5pm; Teen Scene Book Group: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World by Bryan Lee O’Malley, book talk, movie screening & pizza for middle- and high-school readers, 4-6pm, Downtown Library, info and reg. at 682-8316.

Music Aaron Ward, solo trumpet, 6:30pm. Cozmic Pizza. $3.

Eugene Opera: La Boheme, feat. Metropolitan Opera’s Emily Pulley, Yeghishe Manucharyan & Michael Mayes, 7:30pm today & tomorrow; 2:30pm Sunday; New Year’s Eve Gala w/Eugene Opera, 10pm,  Hult Center. $20-$89.

Mood Area 52, The Satin Chaps, indie, tango, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Waldo Lake Road, cross-country ski & snowshoe, 6 miles, info & sign-up at www.obsidians.org

Walk with Us, weekly self-led neighborhood walking group, ages 50 & up, 9:30-10:30am today & Thursday, Jan. 6, meet at Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd. FREE.

Drop-in Kayaking, bring equipment, no instruction provided, ages 12 & up, 8-10pm today & Thursday, Jan. 6, Echo Hollow Pool, 1655 Echo Hollow Rd. $5.

fri, dec 31

Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:44pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32

Gatherings Holiday Market, 10am-4pm, w/entertainment by Sharon Rogers, 10:30am; O’Carolan’s Consort, 11:30am; Eugene Recorder Ensemble, 12:30pm; Jerry Zybach, 1:30pm; Americanistan, 3pm, Lane County Fairgrounds, 13th & Jefferson, www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

Last Friday Art Walk, various locations, 5:30-9:30pm, visit www.facebook.com/pages/Whiteaker-Last-Friday-Art-Walk for a walking map. FREE.

Sober Up Breakfast, midnight-4am, Stadium Bar & Grill, 1675 Franklin.

Music New Year’s Eve Last Supper & Party w/Satori Bob, all ages, 3-course dinner, champagne toast, party favors & more, 7pm-midnight, A Taste Gourmet, 270 W. 6th, Junction City, www.atastegourmet.com FREE, $25 dinner.

Medium Troy w/members of Reeble Jar, Connah Jay, Sporeganic, Twinkle Thizz, Citizen Science, bohemian dub, DJ dance, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $10 door in 2010; $11 door in 2011.

Gift of Gab, Marv Ellis, rap, hip-hop, 9pm, McDonald Theatre. $15 adv., $20 door.

Samba Ja, The Beat Crunchers & African Dance Ensemble, variety, 9:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Sugar Beets, Peter Wilde, New Year’s Eve bash, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5-$10.

La Boheme, continues w/gala event. See Thursday, Dec. 30.

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

Social Dance New Year’s Eve Dance w/Carl’s Band, games, food, prizes, 8:30pm-12:30am, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd., reg. at 736-4444. $7 adv., $10 door.

Murder Mystery Dinner Dance w/The Valley Boys, 9:30pm, LaVelle Vineyard, 89697 Sheffler Rd., waiting list tickets at 935-9406. SOLD OUT.

sat, jan 1

Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:35pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32

Music Under 21 Blues Jam w/the Rainy Day Blues Society, open to all grades/levels/instruments, 4-6pm, Lessons Factory, 1011 Green Acres Rd., info at 338-9338. FREE.

Jean Grey, The Fool, Only Nightmares, Pantheon, hard rock, 7pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $10 door.

Benefit for Talon w/Filthiest People Alive, Bingo w/Tom Heinl & Scott K, Kermit East Pork, Tarahumara, variety, 7:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5-$20.

La Boheme, continues. See Thursday, Dec. 30.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Spencer Butte, hike, 2.2 miles, info & sign-up at www.obsidians.org

New Year Tai Chi Practice, 10am-noon, EWEB Reservoir, 24th & Lawrence, info at 683-8626. FREE.

sun, jan 2

Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:46pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32

Film Blue Gold: World Water Wars, documentary on world water crisis, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Healing Movie Night: Food, Inc., screening & discussion, 6:30-8:30pm, Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St. FREE.

Gatherings Eugene Rainbow Family Indoor Potluck, bring food & eating utensils, 1-6pm, Growers’ Market, 454 Willamette St. FREE.

Kids/Families Sunday Fun for Kids & Families: Creative Clothespins w/Cynthia Black, crafts, 3pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Music Jeffrey Martin, singer/songwriter, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $1-$5.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Fawn Lake, cross-country ski, 7 miles, info & sign-up at www.obsidians.org

Social Dance Cuban Salsa, free beginning lessons, 5-6pm, FREE; Cuban dance, 6-8pm, Courtsports, 2728 Pheasant Blvd., Spfd. $2 sug. don.

Spiritual Coalessence Ecstatic Dance, 10am-noon, WOW Hall. FREE.

Screening: In Search of Self, documentary on two dozen Zen Buddhist nuns undertaking Dong Anh Geo journey, 11am, Green Phoenix Institute, 352 W. 12th Ave., info at 345-0102. FREE.

Gnostic Mass, w/Coph Nia O.T.O., 8pm, 1125 Bailey Hill Rd. FREE.

mon, jan 3

Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:47pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32

Lectures/Classes Mixed-Media Painting w/Jennifer Bernatz, 12:30pm, Downtown Library, reg. at 682-5521. FREE.

Music Open Mic, 8pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

On the Air Permaculture Television, interviews w/Eugene permaculture people, 7pm, CTV Cable 29.

Outdoors/Recreation Exercise & Movement, stretch, work on balance & tone, 10-11am, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., reg. at 682-5318. FREE.

Healthy Moves, attain & maintain  better physical health, ages 50 & up, 12:45-1:30pm, Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St., reg. at 346-2589. FREE.

tues, jan 4

Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:48pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32

Farmers’ Markets Creswell Farmers’ Market, indoors, 4-6pm, 2nd & D St., Creswell.

Film DIVA “Behind the Lens” Seminar: William Wyler’s The Letter (1940), screening & discussion w/Tom Blank, 7pm, Baker Center, 975 High St., info at www.divacenter.org or call 344-3482.

Gatherings State of the City Address w/Mayor Kitty Piercy, 5:30pm, Hult Center. FREE.

Kids/Families Storytime for Terrific Twos, age 2, 10:15am & 11am, Downtown Library. FREE.

Lectures/Classes Try Spanish, one-day class, 8:30-11am, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., reg. at 682-5318. FREE.

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

Outdoors/Recreation Total Body Workout, get moving & in shape, 6:45-7:45am, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., reg. at 682-5318. FREE.

Social Dance Eugene Folk Dancers, weekly international folk dancing, 7:45pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd., info at 736-4444. $2.

wed, jan 5

Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:48pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32

Gatherings Church Women United of Lane County Meeting: Health Care Reform, discussion, 7-8:30am, Brails Restaurant, 1689 Willamette St.

Eugene Stroke Support Group, weekly meeting, 11am-12:30pm, Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St., info at 682-5311. FREE.

Screenwriting Group, beginners welcome, 6:30pm, CTV Studio, Sheldon High School, 2455 Willakenzie Rd., info at 359-2593. FREE.

Health Care for All Oregon Meeting, screening of Amy Goodman’s interview of Wendell Potter, discussion, 7-8:30pm, EWEB, 500 E. 4th Ave., info at 342-4795. FREE.

Compassionate Friends Support Group, for those who have experienced the death of a child, ages 18 & up, 7pm, St. Mary’s Church, 1062 Charnelton, info at 689-1626.

Kids/Families Preschool Storytime, ages 3-6 & Lapsit Storytime, ages birth-3, 10am, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St. FREE.

Family Night: “Zany Zoo Exotic Pets Presentation” w/Nate of Zany Zoo, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Lectures/Classes Northwest EcoBuilding Guild: “Sunspaces in the Land of Fog & Moss: Thermal architectural investigations of passive solar heating in northern climes” w/Alexandra Remple, 7pm, BRING, 4446 Franklin Blvd. FREE.

Music Space Neighbors, funk, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $1-$5.

Outdoors/Recreation Slow & Easy Fitness, increase flexibility & tone muscles, 9-10am, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., reg. at 682-5318. FREE.

Bike Riding for Seniors, weekly in-town rides, helmets required, 10:30am, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., reg. at 682-5218. FREE.

Beginning Snowshoe Lessons, classroom session, prep for Jan. 12 outing, 2-4pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., reg. at 682-5318. FREE.

thurs, jan 6

Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:50pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33

Dance SHOcase: Ballet Fantastique’s Bossa Brazil, excerpts, 11:15am, Hult Center. FREE.

Literary Arts Mid-Valley Willamette Writers: “The Emerging World of eBooks & What it Means to Writers” w/publisher & agent Bill Jensen, 6:30-9pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., info at www.willamettewriters.com or 345-8986. $10, mem. & stu. FREE.

Music “Of Words & Music” Series: Epiphany & Translation, short readings in multiple languages, musical improv w/Jeremy Wagner, all ages, 5:30-7pm, OPUS VII, 22 W. 7th Ave., info at www.opusvii.com FREE.

Ryan Rose, Amitie, acoustic pop, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

“The Great All Merge” w/members of Long, Tall & Ugly, Beyond the Pale, Hot Drama!, Alpha Dahlia & others, Syd Barrett tribute, costumes encouraged, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $3-$5.

Outdoors/Recreation Yoga w/Christine Hotaling, beginners welcome, 11am-noon; Vinyasa Yoga w/Christine Hotaling, synchronizing breath w/movement, 12:30-1:30pm, Downtown Library, reg. at 682-5521. FREE.

Walk with Us continues. See Dec. 30.

Drop-in Kayaking continues. See Dec. 30.

Spiritual “Healing Dysfunction: Mental Peace vs. Possession” w/Nancy Lynne Harris, lecture, workshop, 7pm, 2283 Warren St., info at www.GodSpiritsUnited.com Don.

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

corvallis events

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

Monday, Jan. 3 Coin Club, 7-9:30pm, Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., info at 766-6959. FREE.

Tuesday, Jan. 4 “Building Your Killer Business Plan” w/Ray Jenski, 6pm, Kelley Engineering, OSU.

attn: opps

The Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on the Lane County Animal Services Advisory Committee, which meets monthly; application deadline is 5pm Friday, Jan. 7, 2011; applications are available on line at www.lanecounty.org; for further information, call 682-4203.

On Monday, Jan. 10, come to Chipotle Mexican Grill, 460 Coburg Rd, dressed head to toe in green and yellow and get a free Chipotle burrito when you buy one burrito; for further info, call 687-5220.

Cottage Grove Theatre is holding auditions for Sweeney Todd at 1pm Saturday, Jan. 22 and 6pm Sunday, Jan. 23; for more information, visit www.cottagetheatre.org

Open casting auditions will be held for Pacific Classical Ballet’s Springtime Story Ballet at 5pm Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Ballet North West Academy Studios, 1144 Willagillespie, Ste. 4; call 510-4629 for more information.

The second and final round of yard leaves collection service in Eugene is underway; here’s the second-round schedule (all dates are subject to change based primarily on weather conditions because the same crews that pick up leaves respond to winter storms and snow and ice emergencies): North Eugene, Dec. 27-Jan. 6; Southeast Eugene, Jan. 5-12; Southwest Eugene, Jan. 10-14; residents are reminded that they should not put leaves in bike lanes; if your property is next to an on-street bike lane, call the Public Works Maintenance Division at 682-4800 to discuss options for leaf disposal; for more information about Eugene’s leaf program, call 682-4800.

On Saturday, Feb.19, Soromundi will host an all-day choral workshop in Eugene that will provide women who are interested an opportunity to join the choir for a day, see what we are all about, and sing in a concert that evening to benefit the Women In Transitions program at Lane Community College; for further information, contact Linda at 1cipriano@comcast.net

The Maude Kerns Art Center seeks submissions for the Artists’ Marketplace at the 28th annual Art and the Vineyard Festival, Saturday through Monday, July 2-4, 2011, in Eugene’s Alton Baker Park; prospectuses are available at www.mkartcenter.org; for more information, call 345-1571.

The Maude Kerns Art Center offers winter art classes for adults beginning the week of Jan. 10 and art classes for youth and young adults starting Jan. 17; to register, call the Art Center at 345-1571 and leave a message or email Sabrina@mkartcenter.org; for more information, visit www.mkartcenter.org

The Maude Kerns Art Center invites Oregon artists to submit to the 13th biennial “Oregon Made for Interiors” exhibit featuring high quality, handmade furniture, light fixtures, wall hangings, and other artistic furnishings; the deadline for submissions is Friday, March 25; there is a $15 submission fee; for a prospectus/application form, contact the Art Center at 345-1571 or visit www.mkartcenter.org

Sign up now for January computer classes at the Downtown Eugene Public Library; all classes are free, but pre-registration is required for limited spaces; call 682-5450, press 2.