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Activist Alert 8-9-2012

• The annual Eugene/Springfield Pride Celebration will be from noon to 7 pm Saturday, Aug. 11, at Alton Baker Park. Entertainment includes Wetsock, Spin Cycle Squares, Richard Mills, Champagne GaGa and the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Emerald Empire. The event is free but a $5 donation will be asked to help cover expenses. A “Rhapsody Under the Stars” annual coronation event is coming up Aug. 17-19 at Valley River Inn. See Facebook at http://wkly.ws/1c0

• The Green Neighbor (Not Just) Bike Tours continue with a South East Neighbors gathering at 11 am Saturday, Aug. 11, at Avalon Lodge, 5210 Canyon Dr. See http://wkly.ws/1c1 for schedule and more information, or leave a message at 632-4321.

• The Lane County Chapter of the ACLU of Oregon is holding a series of “Civil Conversations” from 5:30 to 7 pm on the second Tuesday of the month at Café Yumm, 730 E. Broadway. The next is Aug. 14 on “Separation of Church and State” with Dan Bryant as facilitator. See www.aclu-or.org

Rep. Peter DeFazio will host town hall meetings at 5:15 pm Thursday, Aug. 16, at Eugene City Council Chambers, 777 Pearl St., followed by 7 pm at Springfield City Council Chambers, 225 5th St. Later this month DeFazio will be in Cottage Grove, Drain, Albany and Corvallis. See defazio.house.gov