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Activist Alert 9-12-2013

• Another O&C forestry forum is 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 downtown Eugene Public Library Aug. 26. Speakers in Cottage Grove will include Francis Eatherington of Cascadia Wildlands, Doug Heiken of Oregon Wild and Ernie Niemi of ECONorthwest. Camilla Mortensen of Eugene Weekly will moderate.

• Winners of the 24th annual People’s Choice Awards for architecture and landscape architecture will describe and discuss their projects at City Club of Eugene, noon Friday, Sept. 13, at the Hilton Ballroom. $5 for nonmembers.

• Research hydrologist Gordon Grant will speak on “Out, Out Dam Spot!” at 7:25 Monday, Sept. 16, at the Boulevard Grill, 2123 Franklin Blvd. Grant is the guest speaker for the McKenzie Flyfishers monthly dinner meeting which begins at 6 pm. 

• The next ACLU Civil Conversations will be on “The Many Faces of Censorship,” from 5:30 to 7 pm Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Springfield Library meeting room. Educator and actor Jonathan Siegle will be the facilitator for this discussion. Call 683-9277 for more information.

Hospital workers at McKenzie-Willamette hospital will host a picnic with the theme of “Community Before Profits” from noon to 5 pm Saturday, Sept. 14, at Willamalane Park in Springfield. They will be joined by Reps. Val Hoyle and Phil Barnhart as well as Occupy Medical and representatives of more than a dozen other community nonprofit organizations whose missions involve healthcare, food security and social justice.