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News from Lake Wobegan has arrived. Private eye Guy Noir is at your door. Follow the sound of Garrison Keillor’s downhome baritone to that illusory pastoral paradise, because time — even in the town that time forgot — is running out. When A Prairie Home Companion “America the Beautiful Tour” stops at the Cuthbert Amphitheater Aug. 27 (and the following night at the Portland Zoo), it may be the last time Oregonians get to see Keillor helm his mighty ship that has long soothed the hearts and heads of America. After hosting the radio show for the better part of three decades, Keillor announced in June that he’s passing the torch to mandolinist, and longtime friend of the show, Chris Thile, in 2016. So grab a chair, a blanket, your loved ones and find a spot on the edge of the prairie.

Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion “American the Beautiful Tour” kicks off at 7:30pm Thursday, Aug. 27, Cuthbert Amphitheater; $40-$60.

Illustration by Ben Ricker

Certain activities are best enjoyed in the dark. With the lights out, it’s less dangerous — cuts down on the shame and blame. Golfing, it turns out, is not only adaptable to after-hours endeavors; in a lot of ways, teeing off at sundown is far superior to whiffing in the harsh light of day. Every summer for the past six years, Hidden Valley Golf Course in Cottage Grove has hosted “Starlight Golf” on the last Friday of July, August and September. The activity involves neon-marked flags and tees, and LED-lit golf balls sailing through the pitch black like UFOs launched into infinity (or into the muddy side of a hill). It’s ridiculously fun, and (unlike its daytime counterpart) there’s no talent required. And the glowing balls come in all different colors! Pink! Blue! Green! “What do you see when you turn out the lights?” asked that chorus of Sgt. Pepper stalwarts before Ringo gave them the answer: “I can’t tell you but I know it’s mine.” Maybe.

You can register for a round of Starlight Golf at 8pm Friday, Aug. 28 (tee off at 8:30), at Hidden Valley Golf Course, 775 N. River Rd., Cottage Grove; $15 (plus colored LED balls $10 a pop), reservations at 541-942-3046.

Actor Patrick Stewart wishes world leaders would follow the example he set while playing the part of Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Wise Picard is one of fiction’s greatest diplomats. “Talk, talk, talk and keep on talking. That would be a great message for the world to absorb,” Stewart recently told Huffington Post. “I believe that we reach for the weapons far too quickly.” Think back to ST:TNG Episode 102, titled “Darmok,” in which the crew aboard the USS Enterprise meet the puzzling Tamarians. Stranded on a hostile planet, Picard and his bat-faced Tamarian counterpart overcome the language barrier between them just in time to defend themselves against the bloodthirsty predator of El-Adrel IV and prevent their crews from destroying each other. Catch Trek Theatre’s “Darmok” this weekend in Amazon Park. It’s one of the best-loved TNG episodes, and it settles an age-old debate: Picard is the better Starfleet captain.

Trek Theatre performs “Darmok” at 5pm Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 29-30, at the Amazon Community Center Amphitheater, 2700 Hilyard St.; FREE.

 


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Thursday, August 27

Sunrise 6:30am; Sunset 7:57pm

Avg. High 81; Avg. Low 50

Farmers Markets McKenzie SmartGrow Farm Stand, 8am-6pm Thursday through Saturday & Monday through Thursday, Sept. 3; 10am-4pm Sunday, 1305 39th St. Spfd. FREE.

Lane County Farmers Market, 10am-2pm today & Thursday, Sept. 3; 9am-3pm Saturday; 10am-3pm Tuesday, 8th & Oak. FREE.

FFLC Youth Farm Stand, 2-6pm today & Thursday, Sept. 3, Sacred Heart Medical Center, 3333 RiverBend Dr., Spfd; 10am-2pm Saturday, Youth Farm, 705 Flamingo Ave., Spfd. FREE.

Food/Drink Thirsty Thursday, tasting & tap attacks, 5-8pm, Tap & Growler, 207 E. 5th Ave. FREE.

Gatherings Historic Review Board w/presentation by UO campus planner Christine Thompson, 8:30am, Atrium Building, 99 W. 10th Ave. FREE.

Oregon State Capitol Tower & Building Tours, 10am-3:30pm today, tomorrow & Monday through Thursday, Sept. 3, Oregon State CapBuilding, 900 Court St. NE., Salem. FREE.

Eugene Metro Business Networking International, 11:30am today & Thursday, Sept. 3, LCC Downtown Center, 101 W. 10th Ave. $12 lunch.

Downtown Public Speakers Toastmasters Club, drop-ins welcome noon-1:05pm today & Thursday, Sept. 3, Les Lyle Conference Rm, fourth floor Wells Fargo Bldg., 99 E. Broadway Ave., 485-1182. FREE.

Exhibit Talks, 2pm today through Sunday & Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 3, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1680 E. 15th Ave., natural-history.uoregon.edu. FREE with price of museum admission.

Temporary Internal Audit Committee Meeting, 2-3:30pm, Board of Commissioner’s Conference Room, 125 E. 8th Ave. FREE.

Open Figure Drawing, 4-6pm today & Thursday, Sept. 3, MECCA, 449 Willamette St. Pay what you want.

Ice Cream Social, 5:30-7pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St. FREE.

Party on the Plaza: The Embodiment Project “Chalk Outlines,” 5:30-6:15pm, Hult Center Plaza. FREE.

Concerts in the Park: Make-a-Band’s Featured Band, 6:30pm, Cal Young Middle School, 2555 Gilham Rd. FREE.

Nar-Anon Meeting, beginners, 7pm, Wesley United Methodist Church, 1385 Oak Rd. FREE.

Doc’s Pad Drag Queen Bingo w/Karess, 9pm today & Thursday, Aug. 27, Doc’s Pad, 710 Willamette St. FREE.

Kids/Families Wonderful Ones Storytime, 1-year-olds w/caregivers, 10:15am & 11am today & Thursday, Sept. 3, downtown library, 682-8316. FREE. 

Zany Zoo, 10:15am, downtown library. FREE.

Ballet North West Academy Open House,  free classes for kids 3-6 years old, 1-4pm, BNWA, 380 W. 3rd Ave. FREE.

Parks & Recreate Pop-up Tour, 6-8pm, Cal Young Park. FREE.

Literary Arts Lunch w/Theo Czuk, author of Heart-Scarred, Book Nest, 1461 Mohawk St., Spfd. FREE. 

On the Air “The Point,” 9-9:30am, KPOV 88.9FM.

“Arts Journal,” current local arts, 9-10pm, Comcast channel 29.

Outdoors/Recreation GEARS Bike Club: McKenzie View, Sunderman, 35 miles, medium pace, 8:30am, Alton Baker Park: Women Only Ride, 20-30 miles, easy pace, 6pm, Alton Baker Park. FREE.

Pool Hall for seniors, 8:30am-4:30pm today, tomorrow & Monday through Thursday, Aug. 27, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St. $0.25.

Social Dance English & Scottish Country Dancing, 7pm today & Thursday, Sept. 3, Vet’s Ballroom, 1620 Willamette St. $7, first time FREE.

Music & Dance Workshops w/Taller de Son Jarocho, 7-9pm, American Legion Hall, 344 8th St., Spfd. FREE.

Spectator Sports Baseball: Emeralds vs. Spokane Indians, 7pm, PK Park. $7-$13.

Spiritual Zen Meditation Group, 7-8am today & Thursday, Sept. 3, Blue Cliff Zen Center, 439 W. 2nd Ave. FREE.

Theater No Shame Workshop, short-form theatre and improv, 7:30pm, today and Thursday, Sept. 3, New Zone Gallery, 164 W. Broadway. FREE.

Quilters, 8pm today through Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday, Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Drive, Cottage Grove. $20-$24.

Volunteer Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Work Party, 8-11am today, Saturday, Tuesday & Thursday, Sept. 3; 9am-noon Monday, Native Plant Nursery in Buford Park, rsvp to volunteer@bufordpark.org. FREE.

Care for Owen Rose Garden, bring gloves & small hand-weeding tools, instruction provided, noon-3pm, end of N. Jefferson St., 682-5025.

 

Friday, August 28

Sunrise 6:31am; Sunset 7:56pm

Avg. High 81; Avg. Low 50

Benefits “Stuff the Bus,” Bags of Love collects used clothing, books & toiletries, 11am-6pm today, 1-3pm tomorrow, parking lot at 235 Coburg Rd. FREE.  

Farmers Markets Marketplace@Sprout, year-round indoor & outdoor farmers market w/entertainment, 3-7pm, 418 A St., Spfd. info at sproutfoodhub.org.

McKenzie SmartGrow Farm Stand continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Food/Drink Hop Harvest Celebration, tye-dying, music & new beer release, noon-9pm today through Sunday, Agrarian Ales, 31115 W. Crossroads Ln. FREE.

Wine Tasting & Music, 5-10pm, Noble Estate Urban, 520 Commercial St. FREE.

Wine Tasting, 6-9pm, Sweet Cheeks Winery, 27007 Briggs Hill Rd. FREE.

Gatherings Northwest Permaculture Convergence, today through Sunday, River Road Rec Center, 1400 Lake Drive, northwestpermaculture.org. FREE activities today & tomorrow.

Yawn Patrol Toastmasters, 6-7:45am, LCC Downtown Center, 110 W. 10th Ave.

Nar-Anon Meeting, 12:30pm, Springfield Lutheran Church, 1542 I St., Spfd. FREE.

Food Not Bombs, vegan meal, 2-4pm, 8th & Oak. FREE.

Kesey Mural Unveiling Celebration w/Green Mountain Bluegrass Band, 5:30pm, corner of 4th & Main St., Spfd. FREE. 

SASS Friday Night Mens Meet-up, for survivors of sexual assault, self-identified men 18+, 5:30-7pm, NAMI, 2411 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. FREE.

Cottage Grove Art Walk: Freestyle, 6-8pm, downtown Cottage Grove. FREE. 

NAACP Meeting, watch speeches by Barack Obama & Bill Clinton from this year's NAACP National Convention, 6-7:30pm, downtown library. FREE.

Exhibit Talks continue. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Oregon State Capitol Tower & Building Tours continue. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Kids/Families Family Game Night, 6-8pm, Petersen Barn, 870 Berntzen Rd. FREE.

On the Air “The Sunday Morning Hangover TV Show,” 11pm, Comcast channel 29.

Marc Time’s Record Attic, 11:30pm, Comcast channel 29.

Outdoors/Recreation Breakfast on the Bike Bridges, coffee, bagels & bike repairs, 7-9:30am, 24th Ave. & Amazon Path. FREE.

Walk ‘n’ Talkers, weekly self-led neighborhood walking group, 9-11am, meet at Campbell Community Center, 155 High St. FREE.

Bridge Group for Seniors, 12:30-3:30pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St. $0.25.

Final Table Poker, 6pm & 9pm, Steve’s Bar & Grill, 117 14th St., Spfd. FREE.

Magic the Gathering, standard deck casual play, 6pm, Castle of Games, 660 Main, Spfd. $1.

Magic the Gathering, 6pm, Delight, 811 E. Main St., Cottage Grove, info at delightcg@gmail.com. FREE.

Starlight Golf, 8pm, Hidden Valley Golf Course, 755 N. River Rd., Cottage Grove. $15.

Pool Hall continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Social Dance All Request International Folk Dancing, 2-3:30pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., info at 603-0998. $1.50.

Advanced dance class w/Taller de Son Jarocho, 4:30-6pm, Whiteaker Community Center, N. Jackson & Clark St. FREE.

Salsa Dancing w/Jose Cruz, 8:30pm, Vet’s Club Ballroom, 1626 Willamette St. $7.

Church of ‘80s, 9pm, Blairally, 245 Blair Blvd. $3.

Spectator Sports Baseball: Emeralds vs. Hillsboro Hops, 7pm today & tomorrow, 5pm Sunday, PK Park. $7-$13.

Theater Degenerate Art Ensemble’s Predator Songstress, 7pm today & tomorrow, Ragozzino Hall,  4000 E. 30th Ave. $12-$16.  

The Illiad. the Odyssey & all of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less, 7:30pm today & tomorrow, 2pm Sunday, Opal Center, 513 Main St., Cottage Grove. $5-$10.

Quilters continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Volunteer Eugene Park Stewards Work Party, 9am-noon, Alton Baker Park Native Plant Nursery, 538 Day Island Rd. FREE.

 

Saturday, August 29

Sunrise 6:32am; Sunset 7:54pm

Avg. High 81; Avg. Low 50

Benefit Garage Sale for Eugene Women’s Rugby Club, 9am-4pm, 3074 Country Lane. FREE.

Rummage Sale for local housing initiatives & scholarships for Salvadoran children, 9am-4pm, First Congregational Church, 1050 E. 23rd Ave. FREE.

Second Hand Book Sale for Santa Clara Volunteer Library, 9am-4pm today, 9am-2pm tomorrow, 1055 River Rd. FREE.

Ice Cream Social for the Science Factory, noon-3pm, Capella Market, 2489 Willamette St. FREE to attend. 

“Stuff the Bus” continues. See Friday.

Farmers Markets Hideaway Bakery Farmers Market, 9am-2pm, Hideaway Bakery, 3377 E. Amazon.

Spencer Creek Growers Market, 10am-2pm, Spencer Creek Grange, 86013 Lorane Hwy. FREE.

Coast Fork Farm Stand, 11am-6pm, 10th & Washington, Cottage Grove.  

FFLC Youth Farm Stand continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Lane County Farmers Market continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

McKenzie SmartGrow Farm Stand continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Food/Drink Wine & Music, 5-10pm, Noble Estate Urban, 520 Commercial St. FREE.

Summer Concert Series, live music, 8-10pm, Tap & Growler, 207 E. 5th Ave. FREE.

Hop Harvest Celebration continues. See Friday.

Gatherings Saturday Market, 10am-5pm; 10am Michael Hall; 11am Adams Marimba Band; noon Sweet River; 1pm Sun Bossa; 2pm Americanistan; 3:30pm Soulicious, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak, eugenesaturdaymarket.org for info. FREE.

Elect Bernie Sanders Meeting, 10:30am, Democratic Party of Lane County Office, 224 11th Ave. FREE.

Harrisburg Harvest Festival, 11am today & tomorrow, 23914 Peoria Rd. $5-$10.

Co-Dependents Anonymous, 12 step meeting, noon-1pm, White Bird Clinic, 341 E. 12th Ave. FREE.

Peace Vigil, noon-1pm, downtown library, info at 342-2914. FREE.

Dungeons & Dragons, roleplaying, 3pm, Delight, 811 E. Main, Cottage Grove, info at delightcg@gmail.com. FREE.

Exhibit Talks continue. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Northwest Permaculture Convergence continues. See Friday.

Health GNG Fitness Grand Opening Celebration, 9am-2pm, 2512 Oakmont Way, 321-525-2875. $15-$25.

Kids/Families Eugene Waldorf School Open House, 10am-noon, 1350 McLean Blvd. FREE.

Family Music Time, 10:15am, downtown library. FREE.

Lectures/Classes Women’s Self Defense Class, 10:30-11:45am, The Boreal, 450 W. 3rd St. FREE.

A Look at the 1950s w/Kirk Taylor & Olivia Taylor-Young, a musical & photographic presentation, 3pm, downtown library. FREE.

On the Air Taste of the World w/Wagoma, cooking & cultural program, 9-10am today, 7-8pm Tuesdays, Comcast channel 29.

Outdoors/Recreation 5K on the Runway & Air Fair, 7am, Eugene Airport, 28855 Lockheed Drive. FREE.

Mossbacks Volkssport Club: Historic & Nature Walk through Hunter Arboretum, 3-4 miles, carpool meets 7am, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd. FREE.

GEARS Bike Club: McKenzie View to Walterville, 42 miles, 8:30am; Crawfordsville-Brownsville via Marcola Rd., 80 miles; 8:30am, Alton Baker Park. FREE.

Family Night Hike, 7-8:30pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Rd. $5-$8. 

Social Dance Sidewalk Dance, all styles welcome, 8pm, Blair Blvd & Monroe. FREE.

Spectator Sports Baseball: Emeralds vs. Hillsboro Hops series continues. See Friday.

Theater Left Hand of Darkness, 2pm, Blue Door Theater, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave. FREE.

Trek Theatre performs Darmok, 5pm today & tomorrow, Amazon Community Center Amphitheare, 2700 Hilyard. FREE.

The Illiad. the Odyssey & all of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less continues. See Friday.

Predator Songstress continues. See Friday.

Quilters continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Volunteer Water Garden Trail Rehab & Wetland Enhancement Work Party, 10am-1pm, Mount Pisgah Aboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Rd., rsvp to w/site@mountpisgaharboretum.org. FREE.

Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Work Party continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

 

Sunday, August 30

Sunrise 6:33am; Sunset 7:52pm

Avg. High 80; Avg. Low 50

Benefit Blues, Brews & Classic Cars for FOOD for Lane County, 11:30am, Fifth St. Market, 296 E. 5th Ave. $3 w/a can of food.  

Garage Sale for Eugene Women’s Rugby Club continues. See Saturday.

Second Hand Book Sale for Santa Clara Volunteer Library continues. See Saturday.

Farmers Markets Fairmount Neighborhood Farmers Market, 10am-2pm, 19th & Agate St. FREE.

Dexter Lake Farmers Market, noon-3pm, Dexter State Recreation Site, 39011 Hwy 58, Dexter. FREE. 

McKenzie SmartGrow Farm Stand continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Film Documentary & Discussion, 1pm, Centennial Market, 651 W. Centennial Blvd., Spfd, rsvp to 912-9061. FREE.

Food/Drink Sunday Suppers in the Garden, purchase dinner or bring your own picnic, 4-7pm, Pfeiffer Winery, 25040 Jaeg Rd. FREE.

Mimosa Sunday, noon-6pm, Sweet Cheeks Winery, 27007 Briggs Hill Rd.

The Awesome Food Goddess, Chrissy’s Festival of Wonder & Delight, 2-4pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak St. FREE.

Hop Harvest Celebration continues. See Friday.

Gatherings Eugene Astrology Meeting, noon-2pm, Market of Choice, 67 W. 29th Ave. Don.

Concerts in the Park: One More Time Marching Band, 6:30pm, Washburne Park. FREE.

DJ Dance Party in the Park, 3-6:30pm, Cal Young Park. FREE.

Exhibit Talks continue. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Festival of Eugene continues. See Friday.

Harrisburg Harvest Festival continues. See Saturday.

Northwest Permaculture Convergence continues. See Friday.

Health Occupy Eugene Medical Clinic, noon-4pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. FREE. 

Kids/Families Family Nature Discovery Day, learn about owls, noon-4pm, Cascade Rapton Center, 32275 Fox Hollow Rd. $2 plus CRC admission.

On the Air “The Sunday Morning Hangover TV Show,” 1:30am, Comcast channel 29.

Sentinel Radio broadcast, 7am, KPNW 1120AM.

Outdoors/Recreation GEARS Bike Club: Rattlesnake Butte via Wheeler Rd., 51 miles, 8:30am, Alton Baker Park. FREE.

Church of Pinball, tournament, minors welcome, 3pm, Blairally, 245 Blair Blvd., 683-1721 $5.

Final Table Poker, 3pm & 6pm, Steve’s Bar & Grill, 117 14th St., Spfd. FREE.

Social Dance Music & Dance Workshop w/Taller de Son Jarocho, 3-5pm, Whiteaker Community Center, N. Jackson & Clark St. FREE.

Argentinian Tango, lesson 3-4pm, dance 5-7pm, 485-6647. $5-$12.

Veselo Folk Dancers, weekly international folk dancing, 7:15-10pm, In Shape Athletic Club, 2681 Willamette St., 683-3376. $3.

Spectator Sports Baseball: Emeralds vs. Hillsboro Hops series continues. See Friday.

Spiritual Zen Meditation Group, 5:30-7pm, Blue Cliff Zen Center, 439 W. 2nd Ave. FREE.

Way of the Tao Drum presents NOVA’s Fabric of the Cosmos, 6:30pm, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1685 W. 13th Ave. Don.

Gnostic Mass Celebration, 8pm, Coph Nia Lodge OTO, 4065 W. 11th Ave. #43, info at cophnia-oto.org. FREE. 

Theater Darmok continues. See Saturday.

The Illiad. the Odyssey & all of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less continues. See Friday.

Quilters continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Volunteer Feed the Hungry w/Burrito Brigade, noon, The Lorax, 1648 Alder. FREE.

 

Monday, August 31

Sunrise 6:34am; Sunset 7:50pm

Avg. High 80; Avg. Low 49

Benefits Pints for the Planet for BRING, 5-9pm, Ninkasi Brewing, 272 Van Buren St. FREE.

Farmers Markets McKenzie SmartGrow Farm Stand continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Gatherings Eugene Lunch Bunch Toastmasters, noon, 101 W. 10th Ave., rm. 316. FREE.

Yoga of 12 Steps Recovery, 4:30-6pm. 2466 W. 11th St., the building behind the Elks Lodge. $12-$14 sug. don.

Cascadia Forest Defenders Meeting, 5:30-7pm, Rose Garden, 300 N. Jefferson. FREE.

Overeaters Anonymous, 5:30-6:30pm, Central Presbyterian Church, 555 E. 15th Ave. FREE.

Co-Dependents Anonymous, men only 12-step meeting, 6:30-8pm, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St. FREE.

Men’s Mentoring Circle, 6:30-8:30pm, McKenzie River Men’s Center, 1465 Coburg Rd. $10 sug. fee.

Board Game Night, hosted by Funagain Games, 7pm, The Barn Light, 924 Willamette St., info at thebarnlightbar.com. FREE.

Marijuana Anonymous, 12-step meeting, 7-8pm, St. Mary’s Church, 166 E. 13th Ave.

Nar-Anon Meeting, 7pm, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1465 Coburg Rd. & Cottage Grove Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs Ave., Cottage Grove. FREE.

SASS Monday Night Drop-in Group, for survivors of sexual assault, self-identified women 18+, 7-8:30pm, Sexual Assault Support Services, 591 W. 19th Ave. FREE.

Eugene Cannabis TV Recording Session, 7:30pm, CTV-29 Studios, 2455 Willakenzie Rd., contact dankbagman@hotmail.com. FREE.

Oregon State Capitol Tower & Building Tours continue. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

On the Air “The Point,” 9-9:30am, KPOV 88.9FM.

Outdoors/Recreation Pool Hall continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Social Dance West Coast Swing, lessons & dance, 7-10:30pm, The Vet’s Club, 1626 Willamette St.

Spiritual Inspirational Sounds, sing African-American gospel, 6:30pm, Northwood Christian Church, 2425 Harvest Ln., Spfd. FREE.

Volunteer Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Work Party continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

 

Tuesday, September 1

Sunrise 6:35am; Sunset 7:49pm

Avg. High 80; Avg. Low 49

Farmers Markets Lane County Farmers Market continues. See Saturday.

McKenzie SmartGrow Farm Stand continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Food/Drink New Beer Release, 6pm, Oakshire Pub, 207 Madison St. FREE.

Gatherings Cascade Toastmasters, drop-ins welcome, 7-8:15am, Lane Transit District, 3500 E. 17th Ave., 682-6182. FREE.

NAMI Connection, peer support group for people living with mental illness, 3:30-5pm, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. FREE.

Board Game Night, new players welcome, 6-11pm, Funagain Games, 1280 Willamette St., info at 654-4205. FREE.

Shuffleboard & Foosball Tournament, 6pm, The Barn Light, 924 Willamette St. FREE.

Gateway Toastmasters, drop-ins welcome, 6:30-7:45 pm, LCC, 101 10th Ave., info at toddk.pe@gmail.com. FREE.

Adult Children of Alcoholics Meeting, 7-8pm, Santa Clara Church of Christ, 175 Santa Clara Ave., Santa Clara.

Co-Dependents Anonymous 12-step Meeting, 7-8pm, Valley Methodist Church, 25133 E. Broadway, Veneta. FREE.

Nar-Anon Meeting, 7pm, Wesley United Methodist Church, 1385 Oakway Rd. FREE.

Eugene Men Against Rape Culture, book discussion group, 7:15pm, Owen Rose Garden, 300 N. Jefferson St. FREE.

Open Mic Poetry, 7:30pm sign-up, Cush Cafe, 1235 Railroad Blvd., call 393-6822. FREE.

Exhibit Talks continue. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Oregon State Capitol Tower & Building Tours continue. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Kids/Families Baby Pop Music, 9:30am, Daisy’s Place, 1244 Lawrence. FREE.

Lectures/Classes The Fanged Fishosaurus: Oregon’s Sabretooth Salmon, 6pm, downtown library. FREE.

On the Air “The Point,” 9-9:30am, KPOV 88.9FM.

Anarchy Radio w/John Zerzan, 7pm, KWVA 88.1FM. 

Taste of the World w/Wagoma continues. See Saturday.

Outdoors/Recreation Pool Hall continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Social Dance Eugene Folk Dancers, weekly international folk dancing, 6:45pm lessons, $3; 7:45pm dance, $3, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd., 344-7591.

Bailonga: Argentine Tango Milonga, lessons and open dance, 8-11pm, Vet’s Club, 1626 Willamette St. $4.

Spiritual Relationship w/Sacred Texts, instructional classes based on text by Dogen, 7-9pm, Eugene Zendo, 2190 Garfield St., call 302-4576. FREE.

Volunteer Eugene Park Stewards Work Party, 9am-noon, Hendricks Park Rhododendron Garden, 1800 Skyline Blvd., 510-4636. FREE.

Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Work Party continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

 

Wednesday, September 2

Sunrise 6:37am; Sunset 7:47pm

Avg. High 80; Avg. Low 49

Benefits Oakshire Inspires for Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center, 11am-10pm, Oakshire, 207 Madison St. FREE.

Farmers Markets The Corner Market, fresh local produce, noon-6pm, 295 River Rd., 513-4527.

Sweetwater Farm Stand, fresh farm produce, products & recipes, 4-6pm, 1243 Rainbow Dr.

Coast Fork Farm Stand continues. See Saturday.

McKenzie SmartGrow Farm Stand continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Film Movies on the Square: Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 8:30pm, Kesey Square. FREE.

Food Wine Wednesday, tasting, 5-7pm, Tap & Growler, 207 E. 5th Ave. FREE.

Gatherings Nar-Anon Meeting, 12:30pm, Springfield Lutheran Church, 1542 I St., Spfd. FREE.

Peace Vigil, 4:30pm, 7th & Pearl. FREE.

Asperger’s Support Group, 6-8pm, 541 Willamette St. FREE.

Co-Dependents Anonymous, women-only 12-step meeting, 6-7pm, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1465 Coburg Rd. FREE.

NAMI Connection Peer Support Group for individuals w/mental illness, 6pm, NAMI Lane County Resource Center, 2411 MLK Jr. Blvd. FREE.

Open Session Figure Drawing, 6:30-9pm, Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St., Spfd. $6.

Salem Drum Circle, 6:30pm, downtown Riverfront Park, Salem. FREE.

Live Drawing Session, 7-9pm, New Zone Art Gallery, 164 W. Broadway. $5.

Exhibit Talks continue. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Oregon State Capitol Tower & Building Tours continue. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Kids/Families Lapsit Storytime, ages birth-3 w/adult, 10am, Springfield Library, 225 5th St., Spfd. FREE.

Preschool Storytime, ages 3-6, 10am, Springfield Library, 225 5th St., Spfd. FREE.

Family Board Game Night, 6pm, Castle of Games, 660 Main, Spfd. FREE.

Lectures/Classes “Medicare Made Clear” w/the Oregon Insurance Lady, 5-6pm, Insurance Lady Office, 1163 Olive St., Suite 300. FREE.

Edible Wild Plants, 6pm, downtown library. FREE.

On the Air “The Point,” 9-9:30am, KPOV 88.9AM. 

“That Atheist Show, weekly call-in, 7pm, Comcast TV channel 29, 790-6617.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Hike Amazon Headwaters, 6.2 miles, reg. at obsidians.org.

Accessible Aquatics, swimming classes for individuals with disabilities, 10am, Amazon Pool, 2600 Hilyard St. $7.

Pinball Knights, double-elimination pinball tournament, 21 and over, 8pm, Blairally, 245 Blair Blvd., 683-1721. $5 buy in.

Pool Hall continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Spiritual Buddhist Meditation Practice & Philosophy w/Tulku Jigme Rinpoche, 7pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. Don.

 

Thursday, September 3

Sunrise 6:38am; Sunset 7:45pm

Avg. High 80; Avg. Low 49

Farmers Markets FFLC Youth Farm Stand continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27. 

Lane County Farmers Market continues. See Saturday.

McKenzie SmartGrow Farm Stand continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Film Plank Town Presents: Repo Man, movie & discussion, 6:30pm, Wildish Theatre, 630 Main St., Spfd. FREE.

Food/Drink Thirtsy Thursday continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Gatherings Doc’s Pad Drag Queen Bingo continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Downtown Toastmasters continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Eugene Metro Business Networking International continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Exhibit Talks continue. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Nar-Anon Meeting continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Open Figure Drawing continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Kids/Families Wonderful Ones Storytime continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Lectures/Classes Mbira Music of Zimbabwe, 6pm, downtown library. FREE.

Mid-Valley Willamette Writers Speakers: New Blink Media, w/Kim Stone, 6:30pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. FREE.

On the Air “The Point,” 9-9:30am, KPOV 88.9FM.

“Arts Journal,” current local arts, 9-10pm, Comcast channel 29.

Outdoors/Recreation Oregon State Capitol Tower & Building Tours continue. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Pool Hall for seniors continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Social Dance English & Scottish Country Dancing continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Music & Dance Workshops w/Taller de Son Jarocho continue. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Spiritual Introduction to Raja Yoga Meditation, 7-8:45pm, Brahma Kumaris Center, 175 E. 31st Ave. FREE.

Zen Meditation Group continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Theater No Shame Workshop continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

Volunteer  Care for Owen Rose Garden, bring gloves & small hand-weeding tools, instruction provided, noon-3pm, end of N. Jefferson St., 682-5025.

Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Work Party continues. See Thursday, Aug. 27.

 

 

CORVALLIS and surrounding areas

Thursday, Aug. 27: “Modern Materials: Quilts of the 1970s,” 10am-4:30pm, today through Saturday, Benton County Museum, Philomath. FREE.

Saturday, Aug. 29: Corvallis Farmers Market, 9am-1pm, 1st St. FREE.

 

 

attention opportunities

Eugene Concert Choir holds auditions Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 1-3. Call 687-6865 for information.

Friends of the Farmers Market seeks volunteer Veggie Valets, market guides, customer counters & cooking demos leaders. Call 341-1216 for information.

Oregon Ballet Academy hosts free boys ballet class. Call 338-7800 for information.

Oregon Book Awards accepts submissions until 5pm Friday, Aug. 28. Call 227-2583 for information.

Sponsors Inc. seeks volunteer mentors for men & women transitioning out of state & federal institutions. Call 505-5662 for information.

The Springfield Arts Commission accepts proposals for Heritage Arts Grants until 5pm Tuesday, Sept. 22. Call 726-2232 for more information.

Springfield Library Advisory Board positions open. Applications are due 5pm Thursday, Sept. 3. Call 726-3756 for information.

 

 

 

 


Calendar Submission Guidelines:

 

Calendar publication days are every Thursday. Due date for the calendar is the Thursday before the Thursday issue in which you would like your event published. Our What's Happening calendar is an eight-day calendar, Thursday to Thursday, while our music listings calendar is a seven-day calendar, Thursday to Wednesday. 

Example: If your event happens on Wednesday, Aug. 20, your listing would appear in our Aug. 14 issue, and the listing would be due to the calendar editor on Thursday, Aug. 7. Events that happen on Thursdays may be listed in two issues if the listing is submitted on time.

To facilitate organizing our calendar listings, please send your information as text in the body of the email  to cal@eugeneweekly.com, and attach only pertinent photos as high resolution jpg files, 1MB or larger. Attaching high resolution pictures greatly increases your chances of getting featured in our weekly calendar.

Sending information mixed with images descriptions, formatting and attachments makes locating the information difficult for our calendar writers, so please send all information in text, at the top of your message. Label all photos with the name of what is pictured or the event.

At the bottom of the email feel free to add extra information and details in case we can expand on your listing a little.

The closer you are to our listing format, the better the chance of your listing getting in the way you want it! Not following these guidelines greatly decreases the likelihood of your event making it into our calendar.

 

For WHAT'S HAPPENING

The calendar lists free events and special events that charge admission. We list workshops under $15. 

The What's Happening Calendar no longer accepts submissions regarding music; please submit these in a separate email to the Music Listings calendar  outlined below.

To list in our calendar: Place the date (example: July 15, 2014)  in the subject line of your message. 

At the top of the message, include briefly and without extra description:

Event name, time, location, address and cost.

Refer to our online calendar listings for the format. For times, am and pm are always lowercased, and we use & instead of and. 

 

Some examples are:

Gatherings Eugene Astronomical Society, star party, 7:30pm, College Hill Reservoir, 24th & Lawrence. FREE.

Lectures Brown Bag: “Water Pollution Control Issues in China,” Zhuoni Wanh, 12pm, 103 Gerlinger Hall, UO Campus. 346-1521. FREE.

 

For MUSIC LISTINGS

MUSIC LISTINGS lists music events that happen at regular venues.

Place the date in the subject line of your message. 

At the top of the message, include briefly and without extra description:

Your venue and its address

What performer– time; Genre, the cost.

Use & for and. 

 

Some examples are:

Sam Bond's Alpha Dalia–8; CD release, rock, n/c

Cozmic Pirate Radio–9; Punk, $5