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Activist Alert 9-5-2013

• Bijou Metro is holding over the documentary Dancing Salmon Home with showings at 2 and 6 pm through Thursday, Sept. 5. The film by Will Doolittle describes the Winnemem Wintu Tribe’s efforts to restore ancestral salmon that went extinct but were successfully transplanted to New Zealand. Email ruth2341@msn.com for more information or Google the film title to see a trailer. 

• Noted attorney Terry Fisher of Harvard Law School will speak at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, Sept. 6, on “Fashion, Drugs, and Music: How Law Affects Innovation.” $5 for nonmembers. Fisher, an expert on intellectual property rights, is speaking in Eugene and on the UO campus as part of the Morse Center’s 2013-2015 theme, “Media and Democracy.”

Eugene Sunday Streets will roll into the Bethel neighborhood from 11:30 am to 4 pm Sunday, Sept. 8. The 1.5-mile route will be closed to motor vehicle traffic to enable walking, cycling, roller skating, wheelchairing and other forms of people-powered transporation. The route includes parts of Elmira Road, Archie Street, Wood Avenue, Baxter Street, Hawthorne Avenue, Berntzen Road, Bell Avenue and Louis Street, with activity centers at Petersen Barn Park and Fairfield Elementary School. See eugene-or.gov/essvolunteer to help or call 501-0390.

• The Oregon Board of Forestry and Department of Forestry are looking at options to manage Oregon’s state forests “to improve conservation outcomes and financial viability.” The Alternative Forest Management Plan for Northwest Oregon Subcommittee will meet from 1 to 5 pm Tuesday, Sept. 10, on the ODF campus, 2600 State St. in Salem. See oregonforestry.gov.

Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, will give a public talk at a “Looking Back, Moving Forward” event from 6 to 9 pm Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Eugene Hilton. Lowest-priced tickets are $125. See ppaction.org.

• The monthly Interfaith Prayer Service will be at 6:45 pm Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the First Christian Church, 1066 Oak St. Childcare available. Free parking across the street. Donations welcomed.

Sheriff Tom Turner will be holding an open meeting from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the River Road Park District Annex, 1055 River Road, as part of his series of community meetings to report on the state of public safety in Lane County.

• Another O&C forestry forum is being planned for 6 pm Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Cottage Grove Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs Ave. in Cottage Grove. The forum follows a similar event that was standing-room-only at the Eugene Public Library Aug. 26. Speakers in Cottage Grove will include Francis Eatherington of Cascadia Wildlands and Doug Heiken of Oregon Wild, Ernie Niemi of ECONorthwest. Camilla Mortensen of Eugene Weekly will moderate.