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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 1.6.11

.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

As the cold snap snaps and things begin to thaw out a bit, you’d be well advised to take advantage of a First Friday Art Walk that looks  downright hot this month. Just a few of the highlights include the complexly textured, brilliantly disturbing paintings (including wonderful self portraits) of Rebecca DeMoss and the sepia-tinted photography of John Watson at Studio Mantra, illustrations by Stone Soup cartoonist Jan Eliot and the lovely collage work of Rogene Manas at Jacobs Gallery, and the always intriguing art of Shannon Knight, whose pieces (such as “Angels” pictured above) are a collision of Bosch, Bacon and the late David Wojnarowicz. And these are but a few of the fine local artists represented this time around. Check out www.lanearts.org for a full schedule and walking map.


thurs, january 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.

Gatherings Central Services Advisory Meeting, noon, Downtown Library, info at 682-5700.

Police Commission: Use of Force Committee, 5:30pm, City Hall, 777 Pearl St., info at 682-6308.

Emerald City Chess Club, 6pm, EMU Fishbowl. FREE.

Trainsong Neighbors General Meeting, 6:30pm, Bethel Community Church, 2600 Wood Ave., info at mscoolsharette@yahoo.com

Santa Clara Community Organization General Meeting: Elections, 7pm, Messiah Lutheran Church, 3280 River Rd., info at 688-1406.

West University Neighbors General Meeting, 7pm, Central Presbyterian Church, 555 E. 15th Ave., info at steven@bobbennettrealty.com

Kids/Families Tiny Tots Co-op Indoor Playground Open House, noon-3pm, 2200 Coburg Rd. and 834 Monroe St. 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 Obsidians: Ridgeline Trail, hike, 6.2 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. 13, meet at Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd. FREE.

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.

Drop-in Kayaking, bring equipment, no instruction provided, ages 12 & up, 8-10pm today & Thursday, Jan. 13, Echo Hollow Pool, 1655 Echo Hollow Rd. $5.

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.

fri, january 7

Sunrise 7:47am; Sunset 4:51pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32

Film Nordic Film Series: Elling, 7pm, 177 Lawrence. FREE.

Gatherings Health Care Reform with Commissioner Pete Sorenson and Rep. Val Hoyle, Church Women United Lane County Monthly Forum, 10-11:15am, Ebbert Memorial United Methodist, 532 C St., Spfd. FREE.

First Friday Art Walk, various locations, 5:30-9:30pm, visit www.lanearts.org for a walking map. FREE.

Celebration of Life: Alison Cadbury, beloved member of LCC community, memorial contributions may be made to FOOD for Lane County, 7-9pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Kids/Families Play with Clay Family Fun Night, parent/children event, supplies provided, 6-8pm, Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard St. FREE.

Music Concrete Love Seat, jazz, 6pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Brooks Robertson, guitar, 6pm, Supreme Bean, 2864 Willamette. FREE.

Hell’s Belles, all-female AC/DC tribute, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $14 adv., $17 door.

Son Melao, salsa, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $9.

Lana Rebel, Stagger & Sway, Tara Stonecipher, alt country, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

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 Friday Night Milonga, 8-11pm, Just Breathe Studio, 2868 Willamette. $7.

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

Theater No Shame Eugene performance, 15 original five-minute acts, 7:30pm, The Atrium Building, 99 W. 10th Ave. FREE.

Circle Mirror Transformation, 8pm today, tomorrow & Thursday, Dec. 13; continues through Jan. 29, Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton, info & tickets at www.lordleebrick.com or 465-1506. $10-$30.

sat, january 8

Sunrise 7:47am; Sunset 4:52pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32

Benefits “Future Signs: The Astrology of 2011,” w/astrologer Johanna Mitchell, benefit for Laurel Hill Center, 2-4pm today and tomorrow, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. $10-$15 sug. don.

Film SpringFILM Movie & Discussion: Cool Hand Luke, 2pm, Springfield Library, 225 5th St. FREE.

Gatherings Community Outreach Gathering w/Commissioner Rob Handy, discussion of issues and concerns, 9-10:30am, Todd’s Place, 355 E. Broadway; 11am-12:30pm, Sweet Life, 755 Monroe; 2-3:30pm, Sushi Seoul, 2532 Willakenzie. FREE.

Oregon Wedding Showcase, today 10am-5pm, tomorrow 11am-4:30pm, Lane Events Center. $8.

Used Mystery Novel Sale, books for a buck, proceeds benefit library, 10am-4pm, Downtown Library, info at 682-5450. FREE.

Songwriters Workshop: “Time for Our Songs” w/Rocky Montenegro, presenting & critiquing songs, 11am-1pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. $5.

Post Holiday Really, Really Free Market, bring/take anything, no money, trade or barter, noon-6pm, Lorax Manner, 1648 Alder St.

Community Cooperative Winter Market, food, arts & crafts, noon-6pm today & tomorrow, 55 W. Broadway. FREE.

Energy Healing. intro to PNW Pranic Healing, 2-4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Kids/Families Family Music Time w/Pia and Jason Robbins of Little Timbre Studio, 10:15am, Downtown Library. FREE.

Saturday Stories with Pattiebuff Bear, stories, songs & crafts, all ages, 1pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St. FREE.

Dog Tale Time, build skills reading to dogs, grades 1-6, 2-3:30pm, Downtown Library, reg. at 682-8316.

Lectures/Classes “Home Energy Retrofits,” seminar w/specialist Aaron Solbeck, 11am, bath and kitchen design and remodeling at 10am & 12pm, respectively, Neil Kelly Showroom, 2817 Oak St. FREE.

“Public Health 101” w/Karen Gillette, 10:30am, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 777 Coburg Rd. FREE.

Oregon Mozart Players: Coming to America, pre-talk, 6:45pm, Hult Center Studio. FREE.

Literary Arts Eugene Poetry Slam, featuring Dakota Belle Witt, sign up 7pm; slam at 7:30pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. $5-$10.

Music BluesOut! Under 21 blues jam, 4-6pm, Lesson Factory, 1011 Green Acres Rd. FREE.

Emerald Valley Opry feat. Howard Steele, Mitch Hider & more, 5:30pm, Willamette H.S., 1801 Echo Hollow Rd. $6, $5 sen., 16 & under $3, under 7 FREE.

Eugene Jazz Composers Orchestra, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Oregon Mozart Players: Coming to America, selections from Samuel Barber’s Adagio, Aaron Copland’s Tender Land Suite, and works by George Gershwin & Walter Ross, 7:30pm, Hult Center. $16-$39.

“Volac: The Music of John Zorn” & “Masada Book II: The Book of Angels” w/Erik Friedlander, virtuoso cello, 7:30pm, The Shedd, 868 High St., tickets at www.theshedd.org or 434-7000. $20-$28.

Guilty Pleasures feat. local artists “unashamedly singing songs from their youth,” variety, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

ANA SIA, Alex B., Tiger Fresh, 9pm, WOW Hall. $12 adv., $15 door.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Rosary Lakes, snowshoe, 6 miles, info & sign-up at www.obsidians.org

GEARs ride, 10am, Alton Baker Park. FREE.

Advanced Telemark Lessons, women-only or coed classes, 10:30am-12:30pm, Hoodoo Ski Area, reg. 682-5329. $25.

Social Dance Hot Flash Dance Party w/DJ Fastlayne, women only, 7-11pm, The City, 2222 MLK Blvd. $8.

Contra Dance w/Joy Ride, lesson at 7:30pm; dance at 8pm, Cesar Chavez School, 1510 W. 14th. $8, $6 mem.

Spiritual Meditation practice w/Alan Zundel, 8:30-9:45am, 41 W. 19th Ave. Don.

Theater Circle Mirror Transformation continues. See Friday.

Volunteer Amazon Creek Tree Planting, gloves, tools & refreshments provided, 9am-1pm, Cesar Chavez School, 15th & Taylor, info at 284-9854.

sun, january 9

Sunrise 7:47am; Sunset 4:53pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32

Benefits “Future Signs: The Astrology of 2011,” w/astrologer Johanna Mitchell continues. See Satruday.

Dance “Music, the Food of Love: Pieces from Shakespeare to Playford” w/Oregon Bach Collegium, 7:30pm, 2230 Washington. $5 sug. don.

Gatherings Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market, 10am-4pm, Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave., info at 683-5589. $1.50.

Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation Board Annual Meeting, luncheon, special guest Dan HoSang, board elections, 1-3pm, 595 Crest Dr., info at 682-5380.

Community Cooperative Winter Market continues. See Saturday.

Kids/Families Bhangra Dance w/Sat Pavan Kaur Khalsa, energetic Indian dance, 3pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Family Art Sunday: Brazil, projects for all ages, 2-4pm, Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St., Spfd. FREE.

Lectures/Classes Intro to Computers, basic skills, no experience required, 2pm, Downtown Library, reg. at 682-5450. FREE.

“Simplifying & Streamlining Your Belongings” w/Rita Prothero, how to get uncluttered, 2pm, Oakland Community Center, Washington School, info at 459-9504. FREE.

Music Tom Mohler, acoustic guitar, 11am, Supreme Bean, 2864 Willamette St. FREE.

Grendel’s Wailing, Jennifer Sennett, singer/songwriters, variety, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3.

David Jacobs-Strain, country blues, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $10.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Circle Lake Trail, cross-country ski, 10 miles, info & sign-up at www.obsidians.org

Try Cross Country Skiing, 10am, Campbell Community Center. FREE.

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.

Prayers for Bahais in Iran, devotional gathering, 10am, Eugene Bahai Center, 1458 Alder St. FREE.

“Spiritual Tools for Life’s Problems,” presentation and discussion on problem-solving skills, 10-11am, Eckankar Center, 2833-C Willamette St. FREE.

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

mon, january 10

Sunrise 7:46am; Sunset 4:54pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32

Kids/Families Preschool Fun with Art, ages 3-6, 10:30-11am, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St. FREE.

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

Keep Your Computer Healthy, maintenance and virus protection, 6:30-7:30pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St. $5.

“Delights, Myths and Legends of Native Plant Gardening,” w/Bruce Newhouse, 7:30pm, EWEB, 500 E. 4th Ave. FREE.

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

On the Air Permaculture Television, Curing Nature Deficit Disorder, 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.

Spiritual Open Heart Meditation, 5:30-6:30pm, 15 N. Cedar St., www.heartsanctuary.org FREE.

tues, january 11

Sunrise 7:46am; Sunset 4:55pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32

Dance Shen Yun Performing Arts: Chinese classical dance & music, ages 4 & up, 7:30pm, Hult Center. $60-$130.

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

Film DIVA “Behind the Lens” Seminar: George Stevens’s Penny Serenade (1941), screening & discussion w/Tom Blank, 7pm, Baker Center, 975 High St., info at www.divacenter.org or call 344-3482.

Gatherings Tuesday Tasting, 4-6:30pm, Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Center, 3312 Gateway St., Spfd. FREE.

Poetry’s Table poetry appreciation group, ages 50 & up, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., 541-736-4444 for info. FREE.

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

Lectures/Classes Palestinian Action Week: Bilin, Habibiti, film screening & discussion, 6-8pm, 128 McKenzie Hall, UO. FREE.

Hardy Plant Group: “Meadows by Design” w/grass expert John Greenlee, 7pm, Agate Hall, UO. $6, mem. FREE.

Learn to Cross-Country Ski, pre-trip session for Jan. 15 trip, 7-9pm, River House Community Center, 301 N. Adams St., reg. at 682-5329.

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

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.

Wetland Wander at Golden Gardens Park, 9am, Golden Gardens Park, Golden Gardens St & Jessen Dr. 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, january 12

Sunrise 7:46am; Sunset 4:56pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32

Film Enter the Void, non-profit event with UO’s Ethos Magazine, 9pm, Bijou. $5.

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.

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.

Very Little Theatre Backstage Tour, 12:15pm, 2350 Hilyard St. FREE.

LTD presentation on West Eugene EmX extension, snacks provided, potluck encouraged, 7pm, Whiteaker Community Center. FREE.

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

Family Night: Kid’s Open Mic, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Lectures/Classes Senior Health Series: “Diet and Exercise,” 11am-12pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., pre-registration required, 541-682-5318. FREE.

Personal 15-min. cell phone lessons from Willamalane teens, 4-4:45pm, Willamalane Park Swim Center, 1276 G St., 541-736-4444 for info. FREE.

“Strong Bones Strong Body” intro class, 10-11am, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., 541-736-4444 for info. FREE.

“Healthy Friendships,” for individuals age 13-21 with cognitive disabilities, six week session, 6:30-7:45pm, Hilyard Community Center, info at 541-682-5311. $40.

“Who Speaks for the American Jewish Community? What Does It Mean to be Pro-Israel Now?”  Presented by Carinne Luck, national organizer for J Street, 7pm, 1175 E. 29th Ave. FREE.

Palestinian Action Week: “Eyewitness in Palestine: UO grad works for Human Rights in Palestine,” 7pm, Straub Hall, UO. FREE.

“Cross Border Unity Against the Korea Free Trade Agreement” w/ South Korean trade activist and Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, 5:30pm, Ben Linder Room, EMU, UO.  FREE.

“Tapping” workshop: EFT basics for self-healing, 7-8:30pm, 466 W. 17th Ave. FREE.

“Art Lunch,” free workshop, 12-1pm, Amazon Community Clay Arts Studio, Amazon Community Center. FREE. 

Music The Now Trio, Coastwest Unrest, variety, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $1-$5.

Outdoors/Recreation Beginning Snowshoe Lessons, snowshoe at Santiam Pass, 1-2 hour practice lesson, 10am-5pm, leave from Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., reg. at 682-5318. $20, transportation included.

“Ride in the Rain: A Celebration of Wet Weather Bike Transportation,” free bike repairs, music, rain gear fashion show, “track-stand” competition, community ride & more, 10:30am-5pm, Erb Memorial Union, UO.

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

Community Rock Climb, instruction and climbing, 5:30-8:30pm, 1650 W. 22nd Ave. $5.

Social Dance Cajun/Zydeco, beginners’ lesson 6:30pm, dancing 7pm, New Day Bakery and World Café, 449 Blair Blvd. $3.

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

thurs, january 13

Sunrise 7:45am; Sunset 4:57pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33

Film Dust & Illusions, 9:30pm, Bijou Art Cinemas, $7-$12.

Gatherings Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon launch of Lane Legislative Action Team, general interest meeting, 6pm, info at 541-510-2025.

Harlow Neighbors Association general meeting, 6-8pm, North Park Community Church, 3484 Harlow Rd. FREE.

Science Pub: “Friends or Foes? Facing Facts About American Crows” w/Dr. David P. Craig, all ages, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Hearing Loss Association of Lane County meeting, “How to Get the Most from Your Hearing Aid,” 7-9pm, Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard. FREE.

Elkton Community Education Center “Soup Sampler” fundraising dinner, 6pm, ECEC Community Building, 15850 Highway 38 W., info at 541-584-2692. Sug. don $10.

“A Proposal for Street Artists,” seeking feedback on proposal to display art downtown, 6-7pm, New Zone Gallery, 164 W. Broadway. FREE.

Lectures/Classes Joseph Straus, Music Theory Lecture: “Theorizing Disability in Music” w/Robert M. Trotter, 1pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

Palestinian Action Week: “Anarchists Against the Wall: Israeli Activists join the Palestinian struggle to end Israeli Aparatheid,” 7:30pm, Ben Linder Room, EMU, UO. FREE.

Cascade Mycological Society: “From Maitake to Morels, a Regional Look at the Edible Mushrooms of North America,” w/Britt Bunyard, 7pm, room 115, building 16, LLC. FREE.

Oregon Arts Alliance “Call to Artists” workshop, 5:30-7pm, 881 Willamette St., info at 541-687-8353. $10 public, free to OAA members.

Literary Arts “Why Read Crime Fiction?” 6pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Music Collegium Musicum, UO early music ensemble, 7pm, Collier House, UO. FREE.

“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.

Macacao Velho, Brazilian dance, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Walk with Us continues. See Jan. 6.

Drop-in Kayaking continues. See Jan. 6.

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

Circle Mirror Transformation continues. See Friday.

corvallis events

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

Thursday, Jan. 6 “Rural Living Basics: Wells and Septic Systems, Streamside Plants, and Native Fish,” w/OSU Extension, 6:30-9pm Benton County Fairgrounds Carriage House, reg. 541-753-7208. FREE.

Saturday, Jan. 8 Musicafe Rock School’s “Real Guitar Hero,” 3pm, Life Center, 4900 Hwy. 99. $10 adv., $12 door.

Monday, Jan. 10 “Over 30 Years in the Rearview Mirror” w/Campbell Soup CEO Douglas Conant, 2pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. FREE.

“Not Quite Adults,” w/Rick Settersten and Science Pub, delayed adulthood stereotypes, 6pm, Old World Deli, 341 2nd St., additional presentation 4pm, Thursday, Jan. 13, OSU Memorial Union lounge. FREE.

Tuesday, Jan. 11 “Building Your Killer Business Plan” w/Jeanne Smith, 6pm, Kelley Engineering, OSU.

Thursday, Jan. 13 A Midsummer Night’s Dream, set at 1984 Venice Beach, 7pm, Crescent Valley High School. $8 students/seniors, $10 adults, under 5 free.

attn: opps

Registration is now underway for Mother-Daughter Belly Dancing classed offered by the city’s Youth and Family program; classes are offered on Sundays at 3-3:45pm for ages 6-11 at a cost of $36 per individual and $40 a pair; and from 4-5pm for ages 12 and up, $40 individual/$40 pair; the nine-week sessions begin Jan. 9 and April 3 at Amazon Community Center; for more information or to register, visit www.eugene-or.gov or call 682-5373.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) needs volunteers to help count birds in Oregon’s newest state natural area; Park Ranger Brian Fowler, the census coordinator, can be contacted at 563-6413.

Rental applications and a waiting list for the Afiya Apartments, located at 1082 Main St., in Springfield, will open at 9am, Jan. 10, to low-income individuals with psychiatric disabilities; questions about Afiya Apartment applications can be directed to Mele Tatton at ShelterCare administration, 686-1262.

Rock Reiki/Reiki w/out Borders is offering a 10 week class as well as a weekly Reiki Circle; the organization trains volunteers to go out and do Reiki all over our community; for further information, email rockreiki@gmail.com or call 556-9276.

Oregon State University will honor the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with a celebration Jan. 10-20; for a full of list of events, visit http://people.oregonstate.edu/~thiesr/MLKevents.html

The Very Little Theatre has announced auditions for Three Days of Rain to be held on Saturday, Jan. 22 at noon; for more information or a script, contact Director Sarah Etherton by phone at 852-7900; further information is also available on the audition page at www.TheVLT.com

Custom Quality Computers and the Eugene Elks Lodge #357 invites you to attend JANLAN 2011, an annual computer gaming event focused on providing a positive environment for communal computer gaming; for more info, contact David Hulegaard at finnr01@comcast.net or call 357-1311.