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Eugene Weekly : Holiday Happenings : 11.17.11

Holiday Happenings

Thursday, Nov. 17

Eugene Ballet Company: The Nutcracker, 7:30pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU, Corvallis, hultcenter.org or 682-5000. $20-30.

Friday, Nov. 18

Save the Pets Annual Holiday Fundraiser: percentage of piercings at High Priestess to Save the Pets, today through Sunday, 675 Lincoln St., 342-6585; 525 E. 13th Ave., 343-3311; 2475 N.W. Monroe Ave., Corvallis, 738-7711; highpriestess.com or savethepets.net $10.

Country Holiday Bazaar, crafts & baked goods, 9am-5pm today & tomorrow, pick up bazaar map at Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce, 24949 Hwy 126, Veneta, or Ray’s Market, 25013 Highway 126.

Julie Reisner Fine Porcelain & Stoneware Annual Winter Studio Show & Sale, 10am-4pm today, tomorrow & Sunday, 3586 Willamette St., 345-0103.

Opening for Art for All Seasons Membership Exhibit & Club Mud Ceramics Show and Sale, 6pm-8pm, Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E. 15th Ave., 345-1571 or www.mkartcenter.org $3 sug. don.

A Christmas Carol, 7:30pm Fridays & Saturdays, Nov. 18-17; 2pm Dec. 4 & 11, Actors Cabaret, 996 Willamette St. $16-$41.95.

Saturday, Nov. 19

All That! Dance Company: Sugar Plum Fairy Breakfast, pancakes & characters, 9-10am, Applebee’s Restaurant, 3000 Gateway St., Spfd., www.allthatdancecompany.com $7.

Fleece Navidad, holiday sale with alpaca items, sweaters, 9am-6pm, Travel Lane County Adventure Center, 3312 Gateway St, Spfd., www.alpacabreedersconnection.com FREE.

Holiday Bazaar & Tea, 9am-5pm today & tomorrow, Our Daily Bread Restaurant, 88170 Territorial, Veneta, www.ourdailybreadrestaurant.com

Turkey Shoot Free Throw Contest, 9am-noon, fundraiser for middle school sports programs, Willamalane Center, Spfd. $2.

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market: hundreds of booths, international food court & Linda Yapp, Gordon Kaswell, Extra Mile, Swinging Marmalukeys, Mike Brewer & The Brewketts, The Geo, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave. www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

Sixteen Tons Winter & Strong Ale Fest, cash only, noon-10pm today & tomorrow, 265 E. 13th Ave. 345-2003. Entry FREE.

Free People Thanksgiving Dinner, 3pm, WOW Hall, www.freepeopleeugene.com FREE.

Oregon Mozart Players: Candlelight Baroque 2011, 7:30pm today & 2:30pm tomorrow, First Christian Church, 1066 Oak St.

Sunday, Nov. 20

EWEB Run to Stay Warm, 7am registration, 8:30am Kids 400 Meter Fun Run, 9am Half Marathon, 9:15am 10K & 5K, EWEB Plaza, 500 E. 4th Ave. $20-$30, kids’ run FREE.

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market: hundreds of booths, international food court & Anahid Bertrand, Janet Naylor, U of O Opera Workshop, Mithrill, David Helfand & Friends, Eagle Park Slim All Star Blues Band, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave. www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

Monday, Nov. 21

Chamber Music Amici: Concert #2, 5-10pm, Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd., 953-9204. $20-$25, $5 stu.

Wednesday, Nov. 23

Festival of Trees, 9am-6pm today & Nov. 27; 10am-7pm Nov. 24, 9am-2pm Nov. 25, 9am-9pm Nov. 26,; Valley River Inn, 228-3003. $6, $4 sr. & under age 12; $3 in strollers.

Thursday, Nov. 24

Celebration on the Territorial Thanksgiving Wine Trail, today through Nov. 27, various wineries, price varies, http://www.southwillamettewineries.com

Turkey Stuffer 5K, 8:30am, Splash! at Lively Park, 6100 Thurston Rd., Spfd., 

736-4033. $15-$20.

Turkey Trot, 4-mile run, 2-mile walk & 200 meter kids’ Gobbler Gallop, benefit for FFLC, 9am, Skinner Butte Park & RiverPlay Playground. http://www.runnerspace.com or 484-9883. $20 adults, $15 kids in advance; add $5 day of race. 

Whiteaker Thanksgiving Dinner, 11am-3pm, Whiteaker Community Head Start Center, 21 N. Grand, 485-8179. FREE.

Friday, Nov. 25

Aurora Glass Seconds Sale, today through Dec. 23, glass demos Nov. 26 & Dec. 17, 2345 W. Broadway, www.auroraglass.org FREE.

Manna Boardshop Black Friday Sale, 7am-7pm, 5640 Main St., Spfd., 746-0397. FREE.

After Thanksgiving Yoga Special, 9:30-11am, Green Phoenix Institute, 352 W. 12th Ave., http://greenphoenixinstitute.com FREE.

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market: hundreds of booths, international food court & Two Easy, Mingushki, Jerry Zybach & Friends, Rob Tobias & The Northwest Express, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave. www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

Thurston High School Holiday Craft Faire, hand-crafted gifts, movies for kids, food, choirs, 10am-6pm today, 10am-5pm tomorrow, 333 N. 58th St., Spfd. FREE.

Night of A Thousand Stars: Carolers, Oregon Tuba Ensemble, Tree Lighting Ceremony, pictures w/Santa, preview of Eugene Opera’s Carmen, 4:45-8pm, 5th Street Market, 296 E. 5th Ave. FREE.

Saturday, Nov. 26

“Turkey Burn” aquatic fitness class, 9:30am, Echo Hollow Pool, 1655 Echo Hollow Rd., & Sheldon Pool, 2443 Willakenzie Rd., 682-5525 (Echo Hollow) or 682-5314 (Sheldon). $5.

Eugene Friends Church Holiday Bazaar, 10am-5pm, 3495 W. 18th Ave. FREE.

Handmade Holiday Sale, luxury knitted & woven items, jewelery, local fiber, yarns, patterns, kits, soaps, wheels, looms, fiber class schedule, grange kitchen serving food & drinks, 10am-4pm, Spencer Creek Grange, 86013 Lorane Hwy. FREE.

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market: hundreds of booths, international food court & Douce Ambiance, Chip Cohen & Sharon Rogers, Olem Alves & Inner Limits, The Klezmonauts, Jim Bronson Band, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave. www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

Oregon Ballet Academy: The Sleeping Beauty Ballet, 1pm & 7pm today, 1pm & 6pm tomorrow, LCC Performance Hall. $15, $12 age 12 & under.

Moroccan Buzz, Arts of Asia & Saravi Arts treasures sale, percentage to TBI building fund, 6-9pm today, 11am-5pm tomorrow, Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th Ave.

Sunday, Nov. 27

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market: hundreds of booths, international food court & Rob Tobias, Paul Prince, The Traceys, Breath, Paul & Nancy’s Love Truffle, The Usual Suspects, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave., www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

Monday, Nov. 28

GEARs Bike Swap & annual meeting, 6-8pm, Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard. $5, mem. FREE.

Thursday, Dec. 1

Beyond Toxics Holiday Cheer & Open House, 4-6:30pm, 1192 Lawrence St.

A Christmas Carol in Prose, performed by A Man of Words, 6pm today, 5:30pm Dec. 8, 6pm Dec. 22, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

Northwest Christian University’s Candlelight Carols, 7pm today & Saturday, 828 E. 11th Ave. FREE.

Friday, Dec. 2

Faith Rahill’s Holiday Pottery Sale, 4-8pm today, 10am-4pm tomorrow, 11am-4pm Sunday, 2581 Monroe St., 344-2100.

City of Eugene Adaptive Recreation Service’s Art Show & Sale, noon-7pm, Hilyard Community Center, 2560 Hilyard St. 541-682-5311. $5 to rent a table, admission FREE.

Holiday Sale at Clay Space, 3-10pm today, 11am-6pm tomorrow, noon-5pm Sunday, Clay Space, 222 Polk St., clayspaceonline.com FREE.

Kids: Create Holiday Cards, ages 6 & up, 3-4:30pm, Springfield Library, 225 5th St., Spfd. FREE.

Prospectors Holiday Bazaar, 4pm-8pm today, 10am-8pm tomorrow & 1pm-4pm Sunday, Dr. Snapp House, 360 S. River Road, Cottage Grove, 942-5055.

Standhardt Studio, Holiday Open House & Pottery Sale, 4-8pm today, 10am-4pm tomorrow, 11am-4pm Sunday, 4875 Garnet St., 514-4646. FREE.

Winter’s Eve Corvallis, shopping, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, music and more, a benefit for Assistance League of Corvallis, 5pm-10pm, Downtown Corvallis, www.alcorvallis.org or 757-1978. $35 adv., $40 door.

Sweet Dreams Pajama Party w/the Grinch, games, activities, photo opp, parents can drop off or stay, 6:30-9pm, Upstart Crow Studios, 855 W. 1st Ave. $10.

Ballet Fantastique: Beatrix Potter: Tales for the Holidays, 7:30pm today, Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd.; 2:30pm Sunday, Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St., balletfantastique.org $16, $10 youth.

The Sound of Music, 7:30pm, Fridays & Saturdays Dec. 2-17; 2pm Sundays Dec. 4-18, The Shedd, www.theshedd.org $20-$42.

The SantaLand Diaries, 8pm Fridays & Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, Dec. 2-18, Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton St., www.lordleebrick.com $17.

Tingstad & Rumbel Holiday Concert, 8pm, Unity of the Valley, 3912 Dillard Rd., www.tingstadandrumbel.com $18.50 adv., $20 door.

A Year with Frog & Toad, 8pm Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18; 2:30pm Dec. 10 & 17, Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Dr. $10-$21.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Eugene Downtown Lions Club “Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus,” pancakes, sausage, eggs, cocoa & coffee, bake sale, photographs w/Santa, raffle, 8:30am-noon, St. Thomas Episcopal Fellowship Hall, 1465 Coburg Rd., 344-1049. $7, $5 kids.

River Road Holiday Bazaar, 9am-3pm, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr. FREE.

Eugene Symphony Guild’s Christmas Walk, tour of three decorated homes, live music, 10am-5pm today, 11am-4pm tomorrow, www.eugenesymphonyguild.org $12 adv., $15 day of.

Pet Food Drive at the Eugene Holiday Market, pet food & other supplies, 10am-6pm today & tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave., www.sarastreasures.org

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market: hundreds of booths, international food court & Eugene Bhangra Youth Group, Chip Cohen, Bin Daas, Brian Cutean, Ghillie Dhu & the Dhonts, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave., www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

Eugene Waldorf School Winter Light Faire, 11am-4pm, 1350 McLean Blvd. FREE.

Holiday High Tea, noon & 3pm today & Dec. 10, Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House, 303 Willamette. $25.

Oregon Tuba Association & the City of Springfield: Tuba Carol Concert, noon, Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd., www.oregontuba.org FREE.

“Through the Eyes of a Child,” Springfield Christmas Parade, 1pm, downtown Springfield. www.springfieldchristmasparade.org or 988-0955. FREE.

Christmas Tea Parties, 2pm, Our Daily Bread Restaurant, 88170 Territorial, Veneta, reg. www.ourdailybreadrestaurant.com or 935-4921. $15.95 afternoon tea; $28.95 high tea.

Lane Literary Guild & Oregon Poets Association seasonal party, bring any literary magazines & journals you’d like to give away, 3-6pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. 

Oregon Children’s Choir Holiday Concert, 3pm, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. $14, $11 stu. & sr., $38 family.

The Nutcracker: Kingdom of the Sweets, family-friendly, condensed version of the holiday favorite for children, 4:30pm today, 2:30pm tomorrow, Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd. $5 sug. don.

Oakridge Tree Lighting Festival, 5-8pm, Oakridge City Hall, 48318 E. 1st St., Oakridge. FREE.

Winters Eve Corvallis, fundraiser for Assistance League of Corvallis, 5-10pm, Madison Avenue between 2nd & 3rd, www.alcorvallis.org $35 adv., $40 day of.

All That! Dance Company: The Nutcracker Remixed, 7pm today, 2pm tomorrow, Hult Center, www.allthatdancecompany.com $18.

Poison Pen Players: Dead in the Sled: Ho Ho HO … OH NO!, a murder mystery comedy dinner theater production, 7pm, Silvan Ridge Winery, 27012 Briggs Hill Rd., 866-5-SILVAN. $50, $45 wine club.

Sunday, Dec. 4

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market: hundreds of booths, international food court & Lorna Miller, Richard Crandell, Those Dirty Rounders, Kef, Calango, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave. www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

The Motet Singers Holiday Concert, 4 pm, Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church, 532 C St, Spfd., 344-5271. $7, $5 sr., youth FREE.

Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert w/OSU Choirs, 7pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU, Corvallis cosusymphony.org $15-$30.

Holiday Choral Concert, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu. & sr.

Monday, Dec. 5

Holiday Marketplace, 10am-8pm today through Dec. 8, Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd.

Shasta Middle School Winter Concert, 7pm, Hult Center. $8.50.

Arts Umbrella: Junior Orchestra & Little Symphony Winter Concert, 7:30pm, South Eugene High School Auditorium, 400 E. 19th Ave., http://artsumbrellausa.org $10, $5.

Tuesday, Dec. 6

Holiday Open House Preview w/Winter Evening Book-signing, 5-7pm, UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1680 E. 15th Ave., 346-3024. FREE.

Create Holiday Cards Online, free & easy online programs, some computer experience required, 6:30-7:30pm, Campbell Center, 155 High St., reg. 682-5318. $5.

OMP Messiah Sing-Along, 7:30pm, Hult Center. $20, $10 stu. & youth.

Wednesday, Dec. 7

Trip to Grotto Festival of Lights in Portland, dress for cold outdoor weather, 2-10pm, Campbell Center, 155 High St., reg. 682-5318. $35.

Eugene Youth Ballet: favorite scenes from The Nutcracker, 4pm & 5pm, Springfield Library, 225 5th St., Spfd. FREE.

Arts Umbrella: Youth Symphony Winter Concert w/string bass soloist Kyle Lambert, 7:30pm, South Eugene High School Auditorium, 400 E. 19th Ave., http://artsumbrellausa.org $10, $5.

Thursday, Dec. 8

Eug Rec: Handcrafted Cards Class, all supplies included, 1-3pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., 682-5521. $12.

Celtic Christmas Concert, 7-9pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU, Corvallis. 

Christmas at The Shedd 2011: “Yule Be Swinging,” 7:30pm today, 2pm Sunday, The Shedd, www.theshedd.org $20-$32.

How the Grouch Stole XMas Tour: The Grouch, Zion I, Eligh, Evidence, DJ Fresh, hip hop, 8pm, WOW Hall. $20 adv., $25 door.

Friday, Dec. 9

Oak Patch Gifts Blowout Warehouse Sale, feat. Jodi Coyote, 10am-6pm today & tomorrow & 10am-5pm Dec. 12, Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave. FREE.

Historic Broadway & Pearl District Annual Holiday Party, free food, refreshments, music & deals for Santa, 5pm, downtown Eugene. FREE.

Holiday Dance, for those w/developmental disabilities, 6:30-9pm, Hilyard Center, 2580 Hilyard St., reg. 682-5311. $5.

The Grinch, 7pm today, 2pm & 7pm tomorrow, Upstart Crow Studios, 855 W. 1st Ave. $10.

Riverside Chamber Symphony, 7:30pm, Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd. FREE; sug. don. $5.

Parade of Lights, downtown Junction City tonight, Harrisburg tomorrow & Coburg Sunday. 541-998-6154. FREE.

Saturday, Dec. 10

Oregon Knife Collectors Winter Show, 8am-4pm, Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave. FREE.

Breakfast with Santa, 9:30-10:30am, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., reg. 682-5521 or www.eugene-or.gov/rec $5.

Authors & Artisans Fair, meet 38 Oregon authors & 12 local artists, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave., www.lanelibrary.org $1-$5 sug. don. 

Christmas in Coburg, 10am breakfast w/Santa, 6pm park lighting, 345-6791. FREE.

Pet Food Drive at the Eugene Holiday Market, pet food & other supplies, 10am-6pm today & tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave., www.sarastreasures.org

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market: hundreds of booths, international food court & Meadow View School, U of O Suzuki Strings Program, Walker T. Ryan, Wade Barnett Trio, Soce, Cal Young Jazz Band, 10am-6pm, 796 W. 13th Ave. www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

Family Day: East Asia, open house with family activities, 11am-3pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. 541.346.3027 or jsma.uoregon.edu

Hannah Goldrich & Mike Pease holiday show & sale, jewelry, watercolors, drawings, cards, calendars, 11am-4pm, 768 W. 10th Ave., 345-8819. FREE.

Suzuki Strings Concert, 11:30am, Holiday Market, Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave. FREE.

Festival of Lights Parade, 3-8pm, meet at Petersen Barn, 870 Berntzen Rd., reg. 682-5521. $22.

Jingle Bells Run, 8K run/5K run/walk & Kids’ Rudolph Fun Run, benefitting Parkside Community Preschool, noon, Maurie Jacobs Park, Fir Lane off River Rd., reg. www.runnerspace.com $15-$20.

Hosanna Dance Studio: Adventures in Narnia Ballet, 1pm & 7pm today, 4pm tomorrow, LCC Performance Hall, www.adventuresinnarnia.com $13.

Cascadia Wildlands’ Wonderland Auction, food by Ring of Fire, swanky jazz, live & silent auctions, 6-10pm, EMU Ballroom, UO, www.cascwild.org

Emerald Valley Opry, w/Fairfield Trio, Larry Wilder, Mike & Carleen McCornack, Apropos Musique, The Hanson Family Singers, 6pm, Willamette High School, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd. www.emeraldvalleyopry.com $4 w/food don.; $6, $5 sr, $3 stu.

Bingo Night fundraiser for Save the Pets, 7-9pm, Diablo’s, 959 Pearl St., www.savethepets.net 

Poison Pen Players: Dead in the Sled: Ho Ho HO … OH NO!, a murder mystery comedy dinner theater production, 7pm, Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St., Florence, 999-9281. $45.

The Eugene Concert Choir: A Classic Christmas w/Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble, Oregon Mozart Players, Laurel James, Brennen Guillory, Peter & Evynne Hollens, On the Rocks, Divisi, Darline Jackson, 8pm today, 2:30pm tomorrow, Hult Center, 682-5000, www.eugeneconcertchoir.org

Sunday, Dec. 11

Kids’ Chanukah Crafts, tots-3rd grade, 9am; Chanukah Music w/Rabbi Boris Dolin, 10:15am, Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th Ave. Don.

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market: hundreds of booths, international food court & Edison Elementary Choir, David Rogers, Inspirational Sounds, Red Pajamas, Sun Bossa Quintet, To theBRIDGE, 10am-6pm, 796 W. 13th Ave. www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

HOUR Traders Winter Celebration, music by Eric Nicholson, Eric Vanderwall, Sharon & Dave Thormalen, Lorraine Anederson, Karl Smiley, Th’Amazing Acorn Bros., 11am-5pm, Old World Deli Arena, 341 S.W. 2nd St., Corvallis. FREE.

Cascade Chorus Community Christmas Celebration, 2:30pm, Sheldon High School, 2455 Willakenzie Rd. $10-$12.

Corvallis Youth Symphony Winter Concert, 3pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. $10 adv., $12 door, youth w/adult FREE.

A Child’s Christmas in Wales, benefit for Free Shakespeare in the Park, 3:30pm, today, 3pm Dec. 16, Café Soriah, 384 W. 13th Ave., reg. 342-4410. $10.

Tuesday, Dec. 13

Christmas Treasures & Belknap Hot Springs, 9am-5:30pm, meet at Amazon Center, 2800 Hilyard St., reg. 682-5373. $28.

Holiday Dinner at the Barn, 5:30-7:30pm, Petersen Barn, 870 Berntzen Rd., reg. 682-5521. $7.

Wednesday, Dec. 14

Local Holiday Lights, 4:30-9:30pm, Petersen Barn, 870 Berntzen Rd., reg. 682-5521. $28.

Thursday, Dec. 15

SHOcase: Eugene Opera, excerpts from Carmen, 11:15am, Hult Lobby. FREE.

Friday, Dec. 16

Julie Reisner Fine Porcelain & Stoneware Annual Winter Studio Show & Sale, 10am-4pm today, tomorrow & Sunday, 3586 Willamette St., 345-0103.

Winter Solstice Celebration, family fun and festivities, 5-8pm, UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1680 E. 15th Ave., 346-3024. FREE w/3 non-perishable food items or cash donation for FOOD for Lane County.

Winter Wonderland, 6-8:30pm, Willamalane Center, Spfd. $6, $7.50 out-of-district.

“Ye Olde Christmas Feaste,” w/Thurston High School Choirs, music & catered dinner, 6:30pm, 8:30pm free performance, 333 N. 58th St., Spfd., 744-5141. $15.

Eugene Ballet Company: The Nutcracker, 7:30pm today & tomorrow; 2pm tomorrow & Sunday, Hult Center, Eugene. hultcenter.org or 682-5000. $22-$48.

Fred Crafts’ Radio Redux: It’s a Wonderful Life, 7:30pm today & tomorrow; 2pm Sunday, Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd., 736-4544. $13, $10 sr. & stu.

Saturday, Dec. 17

Breakfast with Santa, 9:30am & 10:30am, Amazon Center, 2700 Hilyard St., reg. 682-5521. $5.

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market: hundreds of booths, international food court & Oak Hill Glee Club, Janet Naylor & Linda Danielson, Sacred Harp Singers, Soromundi Lesbian Chorus of Eugene, The Dennis Smith Project, Dreamdog, 10am-6pm, 796 W. 13th Ave., www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

Free People Christmas Dinner, noon, WOW Hall, www.freepeopleeugene.com FREE.

Santa Paws photos,  benefit for Save the Pets, 11am-4pm, Petsmart, 2847 Chad Dr., www.savethepets.net

Eugene Ballet Company: “Nutcracker Tea,” noon today & tomorrow, Hult Center, 682-5000. $20-$25.

Kidical Mass: Holiday Lights Ride, 5pm, Monroe Park, 8th & Monroe. FREE.

Corvallis Repertory Singers: “f Candlelight & Carols,” 7:30pm, First United Methodist Church, Corvallis. $15; donation boxes for Linn-Benton Food Share. www.repsing.org or 737-4061.

Sunday, Dec. 18

Country Holiday Bazaar, crafts & baked goods, 9am-5pm, today & tomorrow, pick up bazaar map at Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce, 24949 Hwy 126, Veneta, or Ray’s Market, 25013 Highway 126.

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market: hundreds of booths, international food court & Twin Oaks Choir, Olem Alves & Jason Butterworth, Barefoot Leroy, Opal Creek, Laura Kemp Trio, The McKenzie Drifters, 10am-6pm, 796 W. 13th Ave. www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

Winter Solstice 5K Run, 2:30-3:45pm registration, 4pm start, Amazon Park, 27th & Hilyard, www.eclecticedgeracing2.com/Winter_Solstice_Run.html $15-$20 w/o shirt through Dec. 17. $25 race day; tech shirts $10 & cotton $6. 

Monday, Dec. 19

Local Holiday Lights & Dessert, 4-8pm, Campbell Center, 155 High St., reg. 682-5318. $12.

Wednesday, Dec. 21

Senior Chanukah Brunch, latkes & holiday entertainment, 11:30am, Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th Ave., reg. by Dec. 16, 485-7218.

Thursday, Dec. 22

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market: hundreds of booths, international food court & Circlesong Music Together, Acoustic Roger McConnell, Darcy Du Ruz & Ben Farrell, Marty Chilla & Friends, Gus Russell Trio, The Fiddlin’ Big Sue Band, 10am-6pm, 796 W. 13th Ave., www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

Latke Dinner & Chanukah Music, singalong w/Beth Miriam Rose, 6pm, Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th Ave., reg. Dec. 16, 485-7218.

Friday, Dec. 23

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market: hundreds of booths, international food court & Michael Conley, Sweet River, Joe Manis Trio, LCC Faculty Jazz Band, The Fiannacats, 10am-6pm, 796 W. 13th Ave., www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

Tot Shabbat w/Chanukah songs, stories & candle lighting, 6:30pm; Shabbat Services, Chanukah songs & candle lighting, 7:30pm, Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th Ave., reg. Dec. 16, 485-7218.

Saturday, Dec. 24

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market: hundreds of booths, international food court & Sharon Rogers, Eugene Recorder Ensemble, Eagle Park Slim, Jerry Zybach & Friends, Americanistan, 10am-6pm, 796 W. 13th Ave., www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

Wednesday, Dec. 28

Eugene Opera: Carmen, 7:30pm today & Saturday, 5pm Friday, Hult Center. $20-$84.

Saturday, Dec. 31

First Run, 10K run & 5K run/walk, 11:59pm tonight & 10am tomorrow, Valley River Inn, reg. 484-9883 or www.eclecticedgeracing2.com $15-$30 plus shirt. 

 

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