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Activist Alert 6-26-2014

• A benefit concert for David Oaks will be from 6 to 8 pm Thursday, June 26, at Cozmic, 199 W. 8th Ave., featuring music by Steel Wool. Oaks is a longtime advocate  for people with mental challenges. He was paralyzed in an accident last year. Contact Tim Mueller at gwproj@pacinfo.com for more information.

Nancy Golden, chief education officer for the state and former Springfield schools superintendent, will speak at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, June 27, at the Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette St. Her topic is “What the Oregon Education Investment Board is Up To.” $5 for non-members. No program is planned for July 4, but the July 11 program will be on “Oso Mudslides: Lessons for Oregon” with Josh Roering and Megan O’Hara. See cityclubofeugene.org.

• A Eugene chapter of Sea Shepherd is forming with its first public meeting at 7 pm Friday, June 27, at Pure Life Chiropractic, 315 W. Broadway, according to Robbin Freedman. Her husband, Matt Freedman, D.C., just returned from a Sea Shepherd summit in Vermont. Representatives of Sea Shepherd in Washington state will be at the free meeting. Call 844-6924 for more information.

LULAC of Lane County will hold an all-ages fundraising salsa event from 8 pm to 1:30 am Saturday, June 28, at Cozmic, 199 W. 8th. Salsa dance lessons begin at 8pm and music will be provided by local and San Francisco Bay Area DJs. $10 cover.

Cycling for Veterans is planning the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway Veterans Ride Saturday, June 28, and is looking for volunteers and other support. The ride this year is from Champoeg State Heritage Area south of Newberg to Willamette Mission State Park north of Kaiser. More food, more volunteers and some shuttle pickups and drivers are needed. Email cyclingforveterans@gmail.com or call 337-3710 to help.

Health Care for All Eugene will meet at 7 pm Tuesday, July 1, at First United Methodist Church, 13th and Olive. Slides will be shown about recent polls that support universal single-payer health care. Summer events will also be planned. Call Ruth Duemler at 484-6145.