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2013 Holiday Happenings calendar

Friday, Nov. 22

Fern Ridge & Veneta Annual Holiday Bazaar, food and crafts by local artisans, 9am-5pm today and Nov. 23, 541-935-8443.

Maude Kerns presents “Art for All Seasons” exhibit, Nov. 22 - Dec. 20, Opening Reception Nov. 22, 6-8pm, FREE.


Saturday, Nov. 23

Holiday Market, hundreds of booths with handcrafted gifts, international food court and live music, 10am-6pm ongoing weekends until Dec. 24, Exhibit Hall, Lane County Fairgrounds, FREE.

“Let it Snow” presented by the Academy of Ballet Fantastique, 7pm, Wildish Theater, Springfield, $16, $9 kids.


Sunday, Nov. 24

Children’s Chanukah Celebration, crafts, activities, live music, stories and baked goods, 10am-1pm, Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th Ave., $5 per child suggested donation.


Tuesday, Nov. 26

New Zone Gallery Holiday Store featuring handcrafted gifts made for the holidays under $50, noon-6pm Tuesdays through Saturdays, Nov. 26 to Dec. 28, 164 W. Broadway, 541-683-0759.


Wednesday, Nov. 27

Festival of Trees, trees, wreaths, Christmas stockings, gift baskets, holiday fair in Dicken’s Village, entertainment, visits from Santa, Candy Cane Forest and chainsaw art carving, 9am-6pm today, 10am-7pm Nov. 28, 9am-9pm Nov. 29, 9am-2pm Nov. 30, 9am-6pm Dec. 1, Valley River Inn, 541-228-3040.


Thursday, Nov. 28

Annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner hosted by Friendly Street Church of God, transportation available and volunteers welcome, noon-3pm, 2290 Friendly St., 541-345-6553.

Turkey Trot, 4-mile run, 2-mile walk, 200-meter kid’s Gobbler Gallop, benefit run for FOOD for Lane County 9am, Valley River Center, register through FOOD for Lane County or Eugene Running Company, 116 Oakway Center, $20 adults, $15 17 and younger.


Friday, Dec. 6

6th Annual Holiday Sale at Clay Space featuring more than 20 local artists, 3-9pm today, 10am-6pm Dec. 7, noon-5pm Dec. 8, Clay Space, 222 Polk St.

Upstart Crow Studios presents Pinocchio, 7pm Dec. 6 and 7, 3pm matinees Dec. 7 and 8, 855 W. 1st Ave., $10. 

Naughty Listed: Stories of Holiday Misbehavior presented by Planned Parenthood, 6pm, Cozmic, $13 adv., $15 door.

“Holly Jolly Follies” celebration presented by Florence Events Center, 7pm today, 7pm Dec. 7 and 2pm Dec. 8, Florence Events Center, visit www.eventcenter.org for more info, $15, $8 ages 12 and under.

Tree Lighting Festival with caroling, refreshments, hayride and gift giveaways, 5pm, downtown Oakridge, FREE.

2nd and Blair Artist’s Holiday Sale and Open House, 5pm Dec. 6, 11am Dec. 7 and 12pm Dec. 8, 2nd and Blair St., FREE.

Cottage Theatre presents James W. Rogers’ adaptation of It’s a Wonderful Life, 8pm, Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21, 2:30pm matinees Dec. 8, 15 and 22, 700 Village Dr., $18 adult, $15 youth.

33rd Annual Holiday Ceramics Studio Sale at Faye Nakamura Studio, 1-6pm today, 10am-4pm Dec. 7, 2695 University St., FREE.

Holiday Choral Concert presents four UO choirs performing holiday-themed music, 8pm, Beall Concert Hall, $7, $5 students, seniors.

R. Atencio’s Studio Sale, today 3pm-7pm, and Dec. 7 10am-4pm, 98 W. 26th St. 

It’s a Wonderful Life presented by Radio Redux 7:30pm today and Dec. 7, 2pm Dec. 8, at the Wildish Theater, Springfield, 541-206-3283, $40-$60.


Saturday, Dec. 7

6th Annual “Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus” hosted by Eugene Downtown Lions Club, breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, cocoa and coffee, photographer available, Santa’s helpers assist kids with frosting cookies, bike raffle, 8am-11am, St. Thomas Episcopal Fellowship Hall, 1465 Coburg Rd., 541-344-1049, $8, $5 kids.

Annual Greens Sale hosted by Eugene Garden Club. Natural wreaths, table floral designs, little trees, cone baskets, poinsettias and other holiday home decorations, 9am-3pm. Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St., 541-485-5772 for more information or special orders.

Sugar Plum Festival with craft show, food and drinks, 9am-5pm today, 11am-3pm Dec. 8, 48119 E. 1 St., Oakridge, FREE.

Wednesdays at St. Jude’s Art Group Open Studio Sale, today 10am-6pm, Dec. 8, 12-5pm, 2275 Columbia St. 541-683-3424. 

The Eugene Symphony Guild presents “Christmas in the Kitchen, a Tour of Homes,” self-guided tour to home kitchens hosting local chefs, gift basket drawings, holiday décor, live music, 10am-4pm, for more information call 541-255-7323, visit eugenesymphonyguild.org, $15 adv, $18.

Jingle Bells Run, 12k run (new), 8k run and 5k run/walk, music, Santa, breakfast, noon, Maurie Jacobs Park, 541-484-9883, eclecticedgeracing.com, $15-20.

Holiday Home Tour presented by the Newport Symphony Orchestra, four houses decorated for the holidays, live music, 11am-4pm today, noon-4pm Dec. 8, Newport, 541-574-0614, $18 adv., $20 door.

Eugene Waldorf School’s Winter Light Faire, puppet shows, cakewalks, candle dipping, The Nutcracker ballet, Hanukkah room, crosscut saw competition, games, food and live music, 11am-4pm, 1350 McLean Blvd, FREE, some activities require ticket; $1.50 each.

The 61st Annual Springfield Christmas Parade, 1pm, begins at Olympic St., FREE.

“Christmas in Cottage Grove” with tree lighting at Trailhead Park, scavenger hunt in Historic Downtown District, pictures with Santa, winter wonderland, 6pm-9pm, Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce, FREE.

Handel’s Messiah presented by Eugene Concert Choir, 8pm, Hult Center, $24-38. College, youth and senior discounts available.


Sunday, Dec. 8

12th Annual HOUR Traders Winter Celebration, activities, live music, entertainment, 11am-5pm, Old World Deli Arena, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis, FREE.

UO Gospel Choir and Ensemble’s 30th Anniversary Concert, celebrating thirty years of uplifting, high-energy music, 5pm, Beall Concert Hall, $8, $5 students, seniors.

The 11th Annual “Experience Christmas with NCU” community concert presented by Northwest Christian University, 7pm today and Dec. 9, Silva Concert Hall, FREE.


Monday, Dec. 9

Oregon Brass Quintet feat. UO Student Ensembles, holiday concert in support of homes for Lane County’s homeless, 7:30pm, Central Presbyterian Church, 555 E 15th Ave., $10 suggested donation.


Wednesday, Dec. 11

Tingstad & Rumbel performance, 8pm today, 8pm Dec. 12, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., 541-345-8986.


Thursday, Dec. 12

Very Victorian Holiday Party and Silent Auction, 5:30-8pm, Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 541-484-0808, www.smjhouse.org, $10.

“Button Up Your Overcoat,” The Shedd’s 6th annual Christmas show, 7:30pm today, Dec. 17 & 18, 1:30pm Dec. 15, The Shedd, $15-$30.


Friday, Dec. 13

Holiday Pottery Sale at Standhardt Studio, 5-8pm today, 10am-4pm Dec. 14, 11am-4pm Dec. 15, 55 W. 27th Ave., 541-514-4646.

Faith Rahill’s Holiday Pottery Sale, 5-8pm today, 10am-4pm Dec. 14, 11am-4pm Dec. 15, 2581 Monroe Street, Eugene, 541-344-2100.

Winter Wonderland, pictures with Santa, prizes, 5:30-8:30pm, Willamalane Center, Springfield, 541-736-4544, $6-$7.50.

12th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration “The Gift of Storytelling,” live music, performances, storytelling and crafts, 5-8pm, UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1680 E. 15th Ave, admission free with donation of money or non-perishable food item for FOOD for Lane County.

Earl Thomas & The Blues Ambassadors with The True Gospel Singers, 7:30pm, The Majestic Theatre, 155 SW 2nd St., Corvallis, $18-$25.


Saturday, Dec. 14

Nearby Nature Lessons in the Learnscape Workshop: Draw Your Own Nature-Theme Holiday Cards with David Wagner, bring microtip pens and a favorite nature photo, other materials provided, pre-registration encouraged, 1-4pm, 541-687-9699 or info@nearbynature.org, Nearby Nature’s Learnscape Yurt in Alton Baker Part, $17-$30 members, $20-$35 non-members. 

Frozen Trail Runfest, 5K, 6,8, and 14 mile, 50K, 9am 50K, 10am all other events, Mount Pisgah, register at Eugene Running Company, 541-484-9883, 116 Oakway Center, $20-$55.

Breakfast with Santa, pancakes, crafts, photos, 9am-noon, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, Springfield, 541-912-8773.

McCornack Elementary Holiday Bazaar, gifts for the holidays, 9am-3pm, 1968 Brittany St., for information and application contact Kim at hove_k@4j.lane.edu.

Tracie Manso’s 18th Annual Pottery Studio Sale and Open House, 10am-6pm today and Dec. 15, 2966 Calla St., 342-8213, FREE.

Suzuki Strings Holiday Concert at the Holiday Market, Students of the UO’s Suzuki Strings Program, ages four to 10, celebrate the holiday season by performing on violin, viola and cello, 11am, Lane County Fairgrounds, FREE.

Past and Presents Holiday Open House, nature-inspired gifts by local artists, cider and cookies, 11am-5pm today and Dec. 16, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 384 W. 13th Ave, 541-342-4410. FREE.

11th Annual Adventures in Narnia Holiday Ballet and Toys for Tots Benefit presented by Hosanna Performing Arts Foundation, 1pm and 7pm today, 4pm Dec. 15, Ragozzino Performance Hall, Lane Community College, 541-607-5798, $13.

Holiday Tea at the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 1pm- 3pm today and Dec. 15 by reservation. www.smjhouse.org or 541-484-0808 for reservations, $30.

Nearby Nature Lessons in the Learnscape Workshop: Draw Your Own Nature-Theme Holiday Cards with David Wagner, bring microtip pens and a favorite nature photo, other materials provided, pre-registration encouraged, 1-4pm, 541-687-9699 or info@nearbynature.org, Nearby Nature’s Learnscape Yurt in Alton Baker Part, $17-$30 members, $20-$35 non-members. 

Dylan Thomas' "A Child's Christmas in Wales" read by David Stuart Bull and accompanied bye Celtic music and song by Linda Danielson and Chico Schwall, 3pm today, Dec. 21 and Dec. 22, 9:30pm Dec. 17-19 and Dec. 23, at Cafe Soriah, 384 W. 13th Ave., reservations by phone at 342-4410.


Cascadia Wildlands’ 11th Annual Wonderland Auction, live and silent auctions, live jazz, buffet dinner, Ninkasi beer and local wine, 6pm-10pm, UO EMU Ballroom, $40 adv., $50 door.

The Nutcracker Remixed presented by All That! Dance, 7pm today and 2pm Dec. 15, Soreng Theater, $18.

Pink Martini presented by Eugene Symphony, 7:30pm, Hult Center, $40-$75.


Sunday, Dec. 15

Oregon’s Ugliest Sweater Run, 10am at Alton Baker Park, for more info visit oregonsugliestsweaterrun.com.

“Holiday Pops!” presented by Eugene Concert Choir, 4pm, Hult Center, $24-38. College, youth and senior discounts available.


Tuesday, Dec. 17

Shelton McMurphey Johnson House presents Candlelight Tours, 6-9pm today, Dec. 19 and Dec. 22, 541-484-0808, www.smjhouse.org, $6 adults, $3 for children 12 and younger.


Thursday, Dec. 19

Candlelight Baroque Concert featuring the Oregon Mozart Players, 7:30 pm today and Dec. 20, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St., 541-346-4363 $15-$45, $10 students and youth.


Friday, Dec. 20

The Nutcracker presented by Eugene Ballet Company, 7:30pm today, 2pm and 7:30pm Dec. 21, 2pm Dec. 22 Hult Center, $28-$53, college and youth discounts available.

“A Camerosity Christmas” presented by Camerosity Improv Theater, 8 pm today and Dec. 21, Blue Door Theater, Lane Community College.


Sunday, Dec. 22

Eugene Sacred Harp Singers’ Annual Concert and Sing-Along, 7pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St., 541-345-3626, FREE, donations welcome.


Tuesday, Dec. 31

La Traviata presented by Eugene Opera, 7:30pm today and Jan. 3, 2:30pm Jan. 5, Hult Center, $31-$79, college and youth discounts available.

Zepparella New Year’s Eve with Blue Lotus, 9pm, McDonald Theatre, $18 adv, $22 door.