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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 12.22.11



.This Week's Calendar | Galleries | Music @ the Clubs

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Snakes, tortoises and lizards, oh my! Reptile Man Richard Ritchie is introducing some of his creepiest, crawliest creatures to the Springfield Library Thursday, Dec. 22. The herpetologist has a cadre of reptiles, many rescued by animal control agencies and police, that he brings around the state to teach kids about this fascinating class of the kingdom Animalia. The Reptile Man slithers into the Springfield Library (225 5th St., Spfd.) at 1pm and 3pm Thursday, Dec. 22.

 






thurs, december 22

Sunrise 7:45am; Sunset 4:37pm, Av High 45; Av Low 33

Food/Drink The Corner Market, fresh local produce, noon-6pm, 295 River Rd.

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

Eugene Metro Business Networking International, 11:30am, Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette St., http://wkly.ws/159 $12 lunch.

MindFreedom International 25th Anniversary Celebration, 5-7pm, 454 Willamette St. FREE.

Latke Dinner & Chanukah Music, singalong w/Beth Miriam Rose, 6pm, Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th Ave., reg. by Dec. 20, 485-7218. Don.

Kids/Families Wonderful Ones Storytime, 1-year-olds w/caregivers, 10:15am & 11am, downtown library, info at 682-8316. FREE.

Family Storytime, 11am, Sheldon Branch Library, 1566 Coburg Rd., info at 682-8316. FREE.

Reptile Man, all ages, 1pm & 3pm, Springfield Library, 225 5th St., Spfd. FREE.

Music Back Porch Soiree, 4-5:30pm, FREE; Brian Cutean, Lisa Markley, Bruce Balmer, folk, 8pm, $5, Cozmic.

Poli High, Dan Jones, Tom Heinl, rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

On the Air “Merry Beatles, A Cool Yule With The Fab Four,” 10pm-midnight, KLCC, 89.7 FM.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: hike Mount Pisgah for Winter Solstice, 3 miles, info & sign up obsidians.org

Strong Bones, Strong Body, osteoporosis exercise class, 9:30am today & Thursday, Dec. 29, Garden Way Retirement, 175 S. Garden Way, reg. 343-3317. First class FREE, then $2.

Walk with Us, weekly self-led neighborhood walking group, ages 50 & up, 9:30-10:30am today & Thursday, Dec. 29, meet at Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd. FREE. 

Prenatal Yoga, 5-6:15pm today & Thursday, Dec. 29, RiverBend Medical Center, 3333 Riverbend Dr., Spfd., 222-7074. $11, $40 for 4 classes.

Drop-in Kayaking, bring equipment, no instruction provided, ages 12 & up, 8-10pm today & Thursday, Dec. 29, Echo Hollow Pool, 1655 Echo Hollow Rd. $5.

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

Spiritual Reiki Tummo Healing Clinic, by appt., 5:30-7:30pm, 15 N. Cedar St., 914-0431. Don.

Volunteer Care for Owen Rose Garden, bring gloves & small hand-weeding tools, instruction provided, noon-3pm, end of N. Jefferson St., 682-5025.



fri, december 23

Sunrise 7:46am; Sunset 4:38pm, Av High 45; Av Low 33

Benefits Julia Brown, organ, canned food donations to Food For Lane County suggested, 12:15pm, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. FREE.

Food/Drink Eugene Food Not Bombs, 2-4pm, 8th & West Park. FREE.

Wineries Without Walls: Wine Tasting of Cottonwood Wines, 3-6pm, Fern Ridge Chamber Visitors’ Center, Hwy. 126 & Territorial, Veneta. FREE.

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

Guided Tours at UO Museum of Natural & Cultural History, 1pm & 3pm, UO. FREE w/admission.

Game Night, bring board game or use house game, 7pm, Divine Cupcake, 1680 W. 11th Ave. FREE.

Trivia Night, 8pm, Rogue Public House, 844 Olive St. FREE.

Kids/Families Baby Storytime, ages 0-1 w/caregivers, 10:15am & 11:15am, downtown library. FREE.

Family Storytime, 10:15am, Bethel Branch Library, 1990 Echo Hollow Rd. 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.

Music Acoustic Hootenanny, 3-6pm, Mrs. Thompson’s Herbs, 347 W. 5th Ave., 686-6136. FREE.

Kathryn Claire & Hanz Araki, Celtic guitar, fiddle, flute, 7:30pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. $7.

Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers District 6 acoustic jam & finger-food potluck, 7:30-10pm, Santa Clara Grange, 295 Azalea Drive, 998-2064. Don.

Laura Kemp, 8pm, Cozmic. $8.

Ty Connor’s Solstice Pudding Nightmare Festival of Lights w/Richard Crandell & special guests, Grizzly Adams, variety, comedy, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

On the Air “The De’Ampy Soul Hama Show,” Christmas Special, 10pm, Comcast channel 29.

“The Sunday Morning Hangover TV Show,” “Hot Drama Again,” w/Terri & Gina of the rock band, 11pm, Comcast channel 29.

Outdoors/Recreation Weight Training & Strength Yoga, 8:30-9:30am today, Monday & Wednesday, Celebration Studio, 1840 Willamette St. $10 drop-in, first class FREE.

Prenatal Yoga, 5:30-6:45pm, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St., www.eugeneyoga.us $11.

Social Dance Contact Improvisation Dance Jam, 6-8pm, Musical Feet Studio, 420 W. 12th Ave., heartandsoulwellness.com $5-$15 sliding scale.

Salsa Dancing w/Jose Cruz, 9pm, Vet’s Club Ballroom, 1626 Willamette St. $6.

Salsa dance w/DJ Pachuco, lesson included, 21 & up, 9:30pm, Davis, 94 W. Broadway. $5.



sat, december 24

Sunrise 7:46am; Sunset 4:39pm, Av High 45; Av Low 33

Food/Drink Hideaway Bakery Farmers’ Market, 9am-2pm, Hideaway Bakery 3377 E. Amazon.

Gatherings Saturday Market’s Holiday Market: hundreds of booths, international food court & Sharon Rogers, Eugene Recorder Ensemble, Eagle Park Slim, Jerry Zybach’s Holiday Singalong, Americanistan, 10am-4pm, 796 W. 13th Ave., www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

Peace Vigil, noon-1pm, downtown library, info at 342-2914. FREE.

Kids/Families Family Music Time w/Emily Fox, 10:15am, downtown library. FREE.

Music Brian Cutean, wordless guitar, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

On the Air “The De’Ampy Soul Hama Show,” Christmas Special continued, midnight, Comcast channel 29.

Outdoors/Recreation GEARs Bike Ride: Veneta via Lorane Hwy, 40 miles, 10am, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org FREE.



sun, december 25

Sunrise 7:46am; Sunset 4:39pm, Av High 45; Av Low 33

Gatherings Senior Holiday Dinner, 11:30am singalong, 1pm dinner, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. 6th Ave. 

Drums of Peace, 2-4pm, old federal building, 211 E. 7th Ave. FREE.

Lectures/Classes Understanding the Constitution, 3pm, Occupation site, Washington Jefferson Park between 6th & 7th., www.occupyeugenemedia.org FREE.

Social Dance Tango Milonga, 5-7pm, Reach Center, 2520 Harris St. $5.



mon, december 26

Sunrise 7:47am; Sunset 4:40pm, Av High 45; Av Low 33

Gatherings Women in Black Standing for Peace, silent vigil, 5-5:30pm, across the street from old federal building, 7th & Pearl St., info at 343-0063. FREE.

SASS Monday Night Drop-in Group, for all 18+, female-identified survivors of sexual assault & abuse, past or recent, doors lock at 7:05pm, 7-8:30pm, 591 W. 19th Ave., 343-7277. FREE.

Christmas Bingo, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: cross-country skiing, Pretty Lake, 5.5 miles, info & sign up obsidians.org

Aerial Circus Arts & Acro-Balance, free trial, 8-9pm today & Wednesday, GymFusion: National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics, 1205 Oak Patch Rd., 344-2002. $10 drop-In, $80 for 10 classes.

Hoop Dancing, free trial, 8-9pm, GymFusion: National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics, 1205 Oak Patch Rd., 344-2002. $10 drop-In, $80 for 10 classes.

Spiritual Open Heart Meditation, 5:30-6:30pm, 1210 W. 4th Ave., 914-0431. Don.



tues, december 27

Sunrise 7:47am; Sunset 4:41pm, Av High 45; Av Low 33

Food/Drink Creswell Farmers’ Market, indoors, 4-6pm, 182 S. 2nd St., Creswell.

Gatherings Cascade Toastmasters, drop-ins welcome, 6:45-8:15am, Original Pancake House, 782 E. Broadway, call 343-3743 for info. FREE.

Trivia Night, 7pm, Divine Cupcake, 1680 W. 11th Ave. FREE.

Kids/Families Terrific Twos Storytime, for 2-year-olds w/caregivers, 10:15am & 11am, downtown library, info at 682-8316. FREE.

Mad Science: Spin, Pop, Boom! 11am Bethel Library, 1990 Echo Hollow Rd.; 2pm Sheldon Branch Library, 1566 Coburg Rd. FREE.

Family Music Time w/Kris Olsen of Do Re Play, all ages, 1pm, Springfield Library, 225 5th St., Spfd. FREE.

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

Social Dance Eugene Folk Dancers, weekly international folk dancing, 7:45pm, Willamalane Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd., 344-7591. $2. 



wed, december 28

Sunrise 7:47am; Sunset 4:41pm, Av High 45; Av Low 33

Gatherings SASS LGBTIQA Wednesday Semi-Drop-In Group, for 18+ lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and/or asexual survivors of past or recent sexual assault, abuse or harassment, screening interview first, call 484-9791 x 312 to join the eligible-to-drop-in list and for time & place. FREE.

Free Admission Day at UO Museum of Natural & Cultural History, 11am-5pm, UO. FREE.

Bingo Night, 8pm, Rogue Public House, 844 Olive St. FREE. 

Kids/Families Lapsit Storytime, ages birth-3 w/adult, 10am, Springfield Library, 225 5th St., Spfd. FREE.

Preschool Storytime, ages 3-6, 10am, Springfield Library, 225 5th St., Spfd. FREE.

Preschool Storytime, ages 3-6 w/caregivers, 10:15am & 11am, downtown library, info at 682-8316. FREE.

Mad Science: Spin, Pop, Boom! 1pm & 3pm, downtown library. FREE.

Sensory Storytime, kids w/sensory integration or other special needs w/caregivers, 1pm, downtown library. FREE.

Lectures/Classes Break Dance, free trial, 8-9pm, GymFusion: National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics, 1205 Oak Patch Rd., 344-2002. $10 drop-In, $80 for 10 classes. 

Tribal Belly Dance & Performance, free trial, 8-9pm, GymFusion: National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics, 1205 Oak Patch Rd., 344-2002. $10 drop-In, $80 for 10 classes.

Aerial Circus Arts & Acro-Balance continues. See Monday.

Literary Arts Ronnie Yimsut: Facing the Khmer Rouge: A Cambodian Journey, 7:30pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. FREE.

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

Open Mic Night, 7:30pm, Cozmic. FREE.

Annual John Prine Singalong, folk, rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $1-$5.

Outdoors/Recreation Bike Riding for Seniors, weekly in-town rides, helmets required, 9:30am, Campbell Center, 155 High St., reg. 682-5218. FREE.

Stress Relief for the Holidays w/Kundalini Yoga, 7-8:30pm, YogaWest, 3635 Hilyard St. $8 drop-in.

Social Dance Eugene Community Orchestra Nutcracker Dance Along, 6pm, Cozmic. $5 sug. don.

Spiritual A Course In Miracles Drop-In Study Group, 10-11:15am, Unity of the Valley, 39th & Hilyard, 914-0431. Don.

Open Heart Meditation, noon-12:30pm, Unity of the Valley, 39th & Hilyard, 914-0431. Don.



thurs, december 29

Sunrise 7:47am; Sunset 4:42pm, Av High 45; Av Low 33

Film Movie & Discussion: housing is a human right/stop the foreclosures film night, 7pm, Reality Kitchen, 245 Van Buren St. FREE.

Rock documentary: Zepparella Play the Axe & Fiddle (& Eugene Celebration), 8pm, Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main St., Cottage Grove. FREE.

Kids/Families Wonderful Ones Storytime, 1-year-olds w/caregivers, 10:15am & 11am, downtown library, info at 682-8316. FREE.

Family Storytime, 11am, Sheldon Branch Library, 1566 Coburg Rd., info at 682-8316. FREE.

Lego Club, Legos & Duplos supplied, ages 2-13, 2-4pm, Springfield Library, 225 5th St., Spfd. FREE.

Literary Arts Teen Book Group & Movie, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, middle & high schoolers, 4-5pm, downtown library, 682-8316. FREE.

Tween Scene Book Group: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, grades 4-6, 4-5pm, downtown library, 682-8316. FREE.

Music Joe Manis Trio, jazz, Sam Bond’s. $1-$5.

Outdoors/Recreation Strong Bones, Strong Body continues. See Thursday, Dec. 22.

Walk with Us continues. See Thursday, Dec. 22.

Prenatal Yoga continues. See Thursday, Dec. 22.

Drop-in Kayaking continues. See Thursday, Dec. 22.

Spiritual Reiki Tummo Healing Clinic, by appt., 5:30-7:30pm, 15 N. Cedar St., 914-0431. Don.

Volunteer Care for Owen Rose Garden, bring gloves & small hand-weeding tools, instruction provided, noon-3pm, end of N. Jefferson St., 682-5025.



corvallis events

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

Thursday, Dec. 22 Deliciously Slow Yoga, 8:30-10am Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1165 N.W. Monroe, Corvallis, heartandsoulwellness.com

Saturday, Dec. 24 Celtic Christmas Eve Prix Fixe, Dave & Sharon Thormahlen, harp & strings, 4-10pm, FireWorks Restaurant & Bar, 1115 S.E. 3rd, RSVP 754-6958. $35, kids half off.



attn: opps

No-School Days: From the Ends of the Earth, 7am-6pm, Willamalane Center. $30 per day, $90 Tuesday through Friday.

DIVA Calls for Artist Proposals for 2012 calendar year, solo & group exhiitions, due Jan. 12, 2012, see http://diva.proscenia.net/

Age Knows No Limit Project seeks nominations for outstanding Lane County residents over age 60 who enhance communities with their inspiring active engagement, see www.ageknowsnolimis.org

Chamber Music Amici seeks art for poster contest, due Jan. 15, 2012, see www.chambermusicamici.org for info.

PeaceHealth seeks artwork for display at cafes inside both Sacred Heart Medical Center campuses, imagery that suggests wellness, healing and the power of nature to improve patients’ lives, due Dec. 30, send artist bio or statement, images in jpeg format and preferred rates to cmccornack@peacehealth.org

Oregon Pacific Chapter of the American Red Cross accepting nominations for the 2012 Everyday Heroes Award, due Jan. 15, 2012, see oregonpacific.redcross.org

Lane County Mental Health Advisory/Local Alcohol & Drug Planning Committee seeks applicants for three vacancies for four-year terms, due Jan. 5, 2012, see www.lanecounty.org/volunteer

Holiday Store through Dec 24th at the New Zone Gallery, many gifts under $20, 264 W. Broadway.