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May 13, 2013 01:00 PM

For those who do not already have the song stuck in their heads.

May 12, 2013 10:36 PM

The best way to say goodbye to the International Space Station?

Sing "Space Oddity."

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield rocks out in outer space and is possibly the most tech savy space walker ever. You can see his educational videos via the Canadian Space Agency or his own YouTube channel where he talks about how to poop in space. He has a Twitter feed where he famously tweeted with William Shatner.

He also recorded Is Somebody Singing (ISS) from space with Barenaked Ladies.

May 10, 2013 05:38 PM

Now that the Dalai Lama has come and gone, it's time to change the world. You can start doing it one book at a time, so says Gertie the Bookbus.

On Saturday, May 11th from 1-6 pm, Books To The People will hold a Pie and Ice Cream Social and Mother's Day Cookbook Sale at the Westside Christian Church, 1866 Chambers Street (opposite the Bi-Mart parking lot).

Incorporated in 2009, Books To The People is an Oregon nonprofit which sponsors GERTIE THE BOOKBUS, our blue and white repurposed bookmobile which drives around and gives away great books for absolutel free. In addition to the pie and ice cream, our fundraiser will feature music, poetry, tables piled high with cookbooks and wonderful doorprizes. Suggested donation is $10 for individuals and $20 max for families. All proceeds go towards operating expenses (like books and fuel!)

See pics of Gertie at bookstothepeople.org or else look up Books To The People on Facebook. For more information, or to donate books, time, money or pies, call 541-520-9821.

May 9, 2013 10:26 AM

Today is a big fundraising day for Basic Rights Oregon because it's the first-ever National Give OUT Day (see what they did there?), in which people give to causes that support gay rights. The video after the link describes several aspects of gay rights that BRO is working on, which is important because sometimes they get forgotten in the midst of the big conversations on marriage equality.

The School Garden Project helps Lane County schools with gardens, and we all know that this nation needs to work on its messed-up relationship with food. What better way than to help kids understand food by growing and eating some of the good stuff? Now the organization is in the running for a Seeds of Change grant, and they need help with online voting (through May 17). Go vote for them!

May 7, 2013 05:08 PM

Coming to a house party near you!

May 7, 2013 09:46 AM

There's a rally to support union negotiators at UO today:

 

 

WHAT: RALLY - Faculty at University of Oregon support their Bargaining Team

WHERE: Knight Library (Northwest Entrance)

WHEN: Noon, Tuesday, May 7

WHY: Faculty are rallying in support of their negotiating team to send an unambiguous message to the Administration: prioritizing high quality research and education means reaching a fair agreement with the faculty union now.

 

May 6, 2013 06:54 PM

Now that warm weather is upon us, all the fun bike events are coming out to play. Here are a few of Eugene's events this week (May 7-12):

Tuesday: Bike Commute Fashion Show. From 7 am to 9:30 am, roll the red carpet and have your picture taken in your best bike commuting gear. The event even includes free minor bike repairs, so meet up on the South Riverbank Path behind the Campbell Center.

Wednesday: National Bike to School Day. Go to school by bike. Heck, bike by a school even if you're no longer a student. Solidarity!

Thursday: Bike in Shapes. While the details for this month's ride aren't set yet, previous maps are pretty awesome, and you can plan on meeting at a local bar and then heading off for a super fun ride. Check the Wordpress site Wednesday night for details.

Saturday: WREN's Walkin' and Rollin' Event: Local organizations display educational information to help you get to know your local wetlands while you walk or ride.

Sunday: CycloFemme. The annual Mother's Day event celebrates women on bikes. Dudes and those who don't want to check a gender box are also welcome.

May 3, 2013 04:45 PM

We hear the Old McKenzie Highway has been plowed all the way, one lane, to allow bikes and pedestrians. Check http://wkly.ws/1gj for updates and news on when the road will be open for motor vehicles.

May 3, 2013 01:17 PM

 

Upcoming  Eugene Fashion Week events:

Friday, May 3 The Ready To Wear Runway Show, all ages, 8pm, The Shedd. $12 adv., $15 door, children under 12 half off. 

Saturday, May 4 The Avant Garde/Evening Wear Runway Show, all ages, 8pm, The Shedd. $12 adv., $15 door, children under 12 half off. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 3, 2013 11:28 AM

Eugene Fashion Week opening Meet and Greet ©Trask Bedortha

Eugene Fashion Week opening Meet and Greet ©Trask Bedortha

Eugene Fashion Week opening Meet and Greet ©Trask Bedortha

Eugene Fashion Week opening Meet and Greet ©Trask Bedortha

Eugene Fashion Week opening Meet and Greet ©Trask Bedortha

Eugene Fashion Week opening Meet and Greet ©Trask Bedortha

Eugene Fashion Week opening Meet and Greet ©Trask Bedortha

Eugene Fashion Week opening Meet and Greet ©Trask Bedortha

Eugene Fashion Week opening Meet and Greet ©Trask Bedortha

Eugene Fashion Week opening Meet and Greet ©Trask Bedortha

Eugene Fashion Week opening Meet and Greet ©Trask Bedortha

Eugene Fashion Week opening Meet and Greet ©Trask Bedortha

Eugene Fashion Week opening Meet and Greet ©Trask Bedortha

Eugene Fashion Week opening Meet and Greet ©Trask Bedortha

Eugene Fashion Week opening Meet and Greet ©Trask Bedortha

Eugene Fashion Week opening Meet and Greet ©Trask Bedortha

Eugene Fashion Week opening Meet and Greet ©Trask Bedortha

Eugene Fashion Week opening Meet and Greet ©Trask Bedortha

 

Upcoming  Eugene Fashion Week events:

Friday, May 3 The Ready To Wear Runway Show, all ages, 8pm, The Shedd. $12 adv., $15 door, children under 12 half off. 

Saturday, May 4 The Avant Garde/Evening Wear Runway Show, all ages, 8pm, The Shedd. $12 adv., $15 door, children under 12 half off. 

May 2, 2013 12:39 PM

The League of American Bicyclists has released its annual rankings of bike-friendly states, and Oregon is up to number three in 2013 from number five in 2012. Hooray for us!

Oregon scores high in the categories of legislation and enforcement, policies and programs, and education and encouragement. Our biggest weakness is in the area of infrastructure and funding.

April 29, 2013 09:51 AM