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Activist Alert 4-5-2012

• An Envision Eugene community forum organized by Downtown/Westside neighborhoods will be from 6 to 8 pm Thursday, April 5, at the Hult Center Studio downstairs. Email terri.l.harding@ci.eugene.or.us or call 682-5635. The next forums will be at the same time April 10 at Sheldon Community Center, and April 12 at South Eugene High School. 

• West University Neighbors general meeting will be at 7 pm Thursday, April 5, at Central Presbyterian, 555 E. 15th Ave. 

• Santa Clara Community Organization general meeting will be at 7 pm Thursday, April 5, at Messiah Lutheran, 3280 River Road. Email jerfinigan@comcast.net

Solarize Eugene will hold free solar workshops at 7 pm Thursday, April 5, at the Washington Park Community Center, and at 2 pm Sunday, April 15, at First United Methodist Church. See solarizeeugene.info or email sarah@trig-cli.org for more information. 

• A community forum on animal enforcement and licensing in Lane County, Eugene and Springfield will be at 7 pm Thursday, April 5 at the Eugene Public Library. See www.eugene-or.gov/animalservices for details. 

• The campaign to re-elect Commissioner Pete Sorenson is planning a benefit music event from 5:30 to 8 pm Saturday, April 7, at the home of Deborah Noble. Music by Laura Kemp, Sean Peterson and Paul Biondi. Tickets are $50 per person with all proceeds going to the campaign. RSVP and get directions by emailing nathan.cole.howard@gmail.com or call (503) 936-0710. Or donate directly at www.petesorenson.com

• The local NAACP in partnership with the city of Eugene is holding the 21st Annual ACT-SO Talent Competition at 7 pm Saturday, April 7,  at the Hult Center. ACT-SO is an acronym for Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics. The performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call Arbrella Luvert  at 285-1916.

• Move-On.org is planning to train 100,000 people to tell the story of what happened to the economy and to teach “how to join together in the work of reclaiming our country through sustained nonviolent action” during the week of April 9-15. The 99% Spring Action Training is 6 pm Tuesday, April 10, in the Whiteaker. It’s already listed as full but to find out more or to host your own event go to http://wkly.ws/18h 

• The deadline is April 10 for comments on the Waldo Lake gas motor ban (see Slant this week and our cover story last week). Written comments can be emailed to osmb.rulemaking@state.or.us or by mail to June LeTarte, 435 Commercial St. NE, Suite 400, Salem 97309. The public meeting will be held at 6 pm Tuesday, April 10, at the Willamalane Center, 250 South 32nd St. in Springfield. Comments on the Waldo float plane ban can be emailed to the Oregon Aviation Board at aviation.mail@state.or.us or mailed to the Department of Aviation at 3040 25th St. SE Salem
97302-1125. See http://wkly.ws/185 for individual board members’ email addresses and phone numbers.

• Local organizations are hosting community meetings to share current information and science on marine debris left by the Japanese tsunami in 2011 from federal, state, and local experts. Lane County events will be at 6 pm Thursday, April 12, at Newport City Hall, 169 SW Coast Hwy; at 10 am Friday, April 13, at the Florence Fire Station, 2625 Hwy. 101; and at 3 pm Saturday, April 14, at the EWEB Training Center, 500 E. 4th Ave. in Eugene. Contact rachael@solv.org