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Activist Alert 2-6-2014

City Club of Eugene will look at “Working Together on the BEST Outcomes for Kids” at its luncheon at noon Friday, Feb. 7, at the Downtown Athletic Club third floor ballroom, 999 Willamette. Speakers include Raquel Gwynn, Sharon Tabor and Randy Bernstein from School District 4J and Peter Chavannes of the city. $5 for nonmembers. 

Bike sharing in Eugene? An open house to review and discuss a recent bike share feasibility study will be at 6 pm Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the LCC Downtown Center, Room 112. LTD and the city contracted the study by the Toole Design Group. See Eugene-or.gov/bikeshare or call 682-5727 for more information.

• The 13th annual Worst Day of the Year Ride will begin gathering at 8 am Sunday, Feb. 9, outside 915 SE Hawthorne in Portland. Thousands of cyclists are expected to show up, many in costume, for this zany ride through the streets of Portland. Eugene always sends a flock of riders to this event, but we don’t have anything quite like it at home — yet. See orbike.com to register. In related news, Cycle Oregon will be Sept. 6-13 this year and the “secret” route was to be announced just after we go to press this week.

• The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the topic of a free Sierra Club forum at 7 pm Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 13th and Chambers. Main speaker will be Jesse Swanhuyser, chair of the national Sierra Club’s Committee on International Trade, Human Rights and the Environment. Also speaking will be Linda Peterson of the Oregon Fair Trade Coalition and AFSCME Local 3214. Contact Bill Rogers at 654-0405.

• A free meeting on “Marijuana Re-Legalization” will be from 5:30 to 7 pm Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Eugene Public Library downtown. Facilitator will be Dan Koozer, director of Willamette Valley chapter of National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and co-founder of the Cannabis Liberation Front and the Emerald Empire HempFest. Sponsored by the Lane County ACLU. Email lanechapter@aclu-or.org for more information.