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Biz Beat 3-15-2012

The Divine Cupcake, a Eugene local organic bakery and café, is celebrating its second anniversary by offering a free cupcake to all store visitors on Saturday, March 17. The store will be open from 10 am to 10 pm and is located at 1680 W. 11th Ave.  

A free community workshop on residential solar power is planned for 5:30 to 7 pm Monday, March 19, at the Eugene Public Library Bascom-Tykeson Room. Sponsored by Solarize Eugene and The Resource Innovation Group. The idea is to use bulk purchasing to lower the cost of solar hot water and electricity generation products and installation. See solarizeeugene.info for details.

Bike Friday in Eugene and Corvallis Cyclery in Corvallis are now carrying an electric-powered bike trailer called the Ridekick, manufactured in Colorado. The 500-watt electric motor boosts the rider for 12 to 15 miles on a charge. “Our mission is to get people back on their bikes for short trips and leave the car in the garage,” says Chelsey Walker of Ridekick. See www.ridekick.com or call Bike Friday at 687-0487 or Corvallis Cyclery at 752-5952.

A new brewery, Falling Sky Brewing, had its first “down pour” March 13 and plans to keep its tanks full and taps flowing. Their brews include Bare Hands Bitter, Persuasion Pale Ale, First Flight IPA and Pouring Porter. The shop is at 30 E. 13th Ave. and the Brewing House is at 1334 Oak Alley. See fallingskybrewing.com or call 505-7096.

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