Eugene Weekly : Holiday Happenings : 11.19.2009


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Holiday Events Calendar


holiday events

Thursday Nov. 19

Eugene Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker, 7:30pm, LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis. or 682-5000. $20-30.

Friday, Nov. 20

Holiday Bazaar at 5th St. Market, 10am-7pm today, tomorrow, Nov. 27-28, Dec. 4-5, 11-12 & 18-19; 11am-5pm Nov. 22 & 29 and Dec. 6, 13 & 20.

White Christmas, 8 pm today, tomorrow, Nov. 27-28 and Dec. 4-5, 11-12 & 18-19; 2pm Dec. 6 & 13, Actors Cabaret of Eugene. and 683-4368. $16-$32.95.

Saturday, Nov. 21

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring hundreds of booths, international food court and Coburg Razzle Dazzle Singers, 100% Pure Delta Stomp, Shades of Blue, Inspirational Sounds, Whitney Moulton Quartet and The Sugarbeets, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Holiday Craft Fair, 9am-4pm, Benton County Fairgrounds, Corvallis. FREE.

Sunday, Nov. 22

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Invincible Vincent, Carl Faddis, students of Olem Alves, Scrambled Ape, David Helfand & the Majestic Ensemble, and Eagle Park Slim All Star Blues Band, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE. 

Meet Your Maker Holiday Shows, 11am-5pm today and Dec. 13, Fenario Gallery. FREE.

Monday, Nov. 23

Chamber Music Amici, Concert #2, 7:30pm, Wildish Community Theater, Spfd. 915-5232. $18-$22.

Wednesday, Nov. 25

Festival of Trees, 9am-6pm today & Nov. 29; 10am-7pm Nov. 26, 9am-2pm Nov. 28; 9am-9pm Nov. 27, Valley River Inn. 228-3003. $6, $4 sr., under age 12; $3 in strollers.

Eugene Recreation’s Senior Program serves a Thanksgiving turkey meal, noon-1:30pm, Campbell Center, 155 High St. RSVP, 682-5318. $5.

Thursday, Nov. 26

Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 11am-3pm, Whiteaker Community Head Start Center, 21 N. Grand. 485-8179. FREE.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner to all with no place to go for the holiday, transportation available, noon-3pm, Friendly Street Church, 2290 Friendly. 345-6553. FREE.

Friday, Nov. 27

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market,  featuring Two Easy, Chip Cohen  & Kenny Sokolov, Swinging Marmalukeys, Conjugal Visitors, Sun Bossa Quintet, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. 686-8885, FREE.

Veneta Holiday Market, 10am-6pm today, tomorrow, Nov. 29, Dec. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 22-24, West Lane Shopping Center, Veneta. 206-4498.

Holiday Bazaar, 9am-5pm today and tomorrow, Benton County Fairgrounds, Corvallis. FREE.

Viridian Wines/Olsen Family Vineyards Thanksgiving Open House, 11am-5pm, today through Nov. 29, 8930 Suver Rd., Monmouth. or 888-344-2022. FREE.

Saturday, Nov. 28

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Rich Glauber & The Reach Center Choir, Eagle Park Slim, Halie Loren & Matt Treder, Kef, Opal Creek and Gypsy Moon,10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. 686-8885, FREE.

Holiday Art Market, art, music and snacks to benefit Dharmalaya, noon-4pm, 356 Horn Lane. 342-7621. FREE.

“Turkey Burn” acquatic fitness class, 9:30am, Echo Hollow Pool,1655 Echo Hollow Rd., & Sheldon Pool, 2443 Willakenzie Rd. 682-5525 (Echo Hollow) or 682-5314 (Sheldon). $4.25.

Barnraisers Homeschool Group’s craft fair and bake sale, 2pm-5pm, Tsunami Bookstore, 2585 Willamette. or 935-9402.

Oregon Ballet Foundation Children’s Swan Lake, 7pm today; 1pm & 6pm tomorrow, LCC. $12-15.

Sunday, Nov. 29

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Eugene Bhangra Youth Group, Janet Naylor, Blue Road, Shade Tree Mechanix,  Wegner & Friends, Jerry Zybach & Friends, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Monday, Nov. 30

Shasta Middle School Winter Concert, 7pm, Hult Center. $6.50.

Holiday Marketplace, 10am-8pm today through Dec. 3; 10am-2pm Dec. 4, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd. 736-4444. FREE.

Friday, Dec. 4

2nd & Blair Artists Holiday Open House & Studio Sale, 5pm-9pm today; 11am-5pm tomorrow; 11am-4pm Sunday, W. 2nd Ave. & Blair Blvd. FREE.

Faye Nakamura’s Holiday Studio Sale, 5pm-9pm today and 10am-5pm tomorrow, 2695 University. FREE.

Annie Hubbird’s Holiday Studio Sale, 6pm -9pm today, 11am-4pm tomorrow and 1pm-5pm Sunday, 2489 Emerald Street. FREE.

ClaySpace’s Holiday Studio Sale, 5pm-9pm today, 11am-6pm tomorrow & noon-4pm Sunday, 222 Polk. 653-8089. FREE.

White Christmas, 7:30pm today, tomorrow & Dec. 10-12; 2:30pm Dec. 6 & 13, The Shedd. or 434-7000. $20-$42.

Marley & Scrooge, 8pm today, tomorrow, Dec. 10-12 & 17-19; 2:30pm Dec. 6, 13 & 20, Cottage Theatre, Cottage Grove. or 942-8001. $16-$19.

A Tuna Christmas, 8pm today, tomorrow and Dec. 11-12 & 17-19; 2:30pm Dec. 13, Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. SW. $8-$11.

Saturday, Dec. 5

Authors & Artists Fair, meet 40 Oregon authors and 15 local artists, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. $1-$5 sug. don.

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Edison & Edgewood Elementary Choirs, Bin Daas, Richard Crandell, Cutean, Sweet Papa Lowdown, Calango10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

“A Holiday for Heroes,” Springfield Christmas Parade, 2pm, downtown Springfield. or 988-0955. FREE.

Parents’ Shopping Day Out, for ages 3-10, bring lunch for children,10am-3pm, Willamalane Community Recreation Center, 250 S. 32nd St., Spfd. 736-4544. $7/$5 by Nov. 21; $14/$10 drop-in.

Artist holiday show and FOOD for Lane County benefit, with Sookjae McCarty, Jae McDonald, Janet Hiller, R. Atencio and Sally Zehrung, 11am-5pm today and tomorrow, 2780 McMillan St. FREE; raffle ticket with canned goods donation.

Faith Rahill’s Holiday Studio Sale, 5pm-8pm today; 10am-5pm tomorrow; 11am-4pm Sunday, 775 W. 26th Ave. 344-2100. FREE.

Mike Pease (drawings, watercolors, & prints) and Hannah Goldrich’s (jewelry) Holiday Sale, 11am-4pm, 768 W. 10th. 345-8819. FREE.

Tim Boyden’s Holiday Open Studio Sale, 11am-5pm today and tomorrow; Dec. 12 & 13, 1568 Fairmount Blvd. 342-5937.

Eugene Garden Club’s Greens Sale, 9am-3pm, 1645 High. 485-5772. FREE.

River Road’s Holiday Bazaar, 9am-4pm, River Road Park. FREE.

Eugene Waldorf School Winter Light Faire, 11am-4pm, 1350 McLean Blvd. FREE.

White Christmas (movie), 4 pm, Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd. Req reg at by Dec. 1. FREE. 

Children Ask the World of Us, Oregon WAND’s fundraiser auction w/M.C. Leigh Anne Jasheway-Bryant, 6:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Eugene Concert Choir presents: The Mason Williams & Friends Holiday Show, 8pm today & 2:30pm tomorrow, Hult Center, $19, $24, $29 & $34. 

Oregon Tuba Associations presents Tuba Carol Concert, 1pm, in parking lot next to Springfield Museum (Main & 5th). FREE.

Christmas Bells Tea, 2pm, Our Daily Bread Restaurant, 88170 Territorial, Veneta. or 935-4921. $15.95 afternoon tea; $28.95 high tea. 

Winter’s Eve Corvallis, shopping, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, music and more, a benefit for Assistance League of Corvallis, 5pm-10pm, Downtown Corvallis. or 757-1978. $35 adv., $40 door.

Holiday Market Place, 10am-6pm today & tomorrow, MU, OSU, Corvallis. or 737-2937. FREE.

UO Choral Ensembles present a Holiday Choral Concert, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7/$5.

Sunday, Dec. 6

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Linda Yapp, David Rogers,  Accordions Anonymous, 3 On The Tree, Apocalypso, Paul & Nancy’s Love Truffle-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert, with OSU Choirs, 7pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU.

University Percussion Ensemble, 2pm, 163 Music, UO. $7/$5.

University Gospel Ensembles, 5pm, Beall Hall, UO. 346-4363. $8/$6.

Monday, Dec. 7

Oregon Mozart Players present “Candlelight Baroque,” 7:30pm today & tomorrow, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak. 682-5000. $16-$38.

Tuesday, Dec. 8

Arts Umbrella Little Symphony & Junior Orchestra Winter Concert, 7:30, South Eugene High School. $8, $6 sr., $5 stu. ($20 family).

Wednesday, Dec. 9

Eugene Youth Symphony Winter Concert, 7:30, South Eugene High School. $8, $6 sr., $5 stu. ($20 family).

Thursday, Dec. 10

Kids’ Chanukah party: Build your own menorah! 11 am for preschool kids; 3:30 pm school-age kids Ahavas Torah, 2935 Onyx. or 844-1430 $2 per menorah. 

Eugene Youth Ballet performs scenes from The Nutcracker, 4pm, Springfield Library. FREE

Friday, Dec. 11

Eugene Concert Choir’s English Madrigal Dinner with the Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble, 6pm tonight and tomorrow, St. Paul’s Parish Hall, 1201 Satre St. $85; $680 table of eight.

Winter Ball, semiformal dance for Springfield-area middle school students, school ID required, 7pm, Memorial Building, 765 A St., Spfd. 736-4544. $10.

Oak Patch Gifts Blowout Warehouse Sale, feat. Jodi Coyote, 10am-6pm today & 10am-5pm tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

A Christmas Carol, 7:30pm today and tomorrow; 2pm Dec. 13, Pleasant Hill Community Theater. or 988-1195. $15.

Holiday Ice Show, a benefit for Toys for Tots, 7:30pm today and 1pm & 7pm tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds Ice Center. 682-3615. Admission is a new, unwrapped, store-bought toy for a child.

Saturday, Dec. 12

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Willagillespie School Choir, O’Carolan’s Consort, Soromundi Lesbian Chorus of Eugene, Janet Bates with the Instruments of Change, Darcy Du Ruz & Ben Farrell, Alves & Inner Limits, Cal Young Jazz Band, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Ken Standhardt’s Holiday Pottery Sale and Open House, 10am-4pm today, noon-4pm tomorrow, 4875 Garnet St. 514 4646. FREE 

Lu’s Studio Sale, 10am to 5pm today and tomorrow, 2755 Kincaid Street. FREE.

Eugene Recreation presents Breakfast with Santa, 9:30am, Petersen Barn Center, 870 Bentzen. Register, or 682-5373. $5.

Eugene Symphony and Chambers Family Foundation Yuletide Celebration, with host Jodi Benson, 7:30pm today; 2:30pm tomorrow, Hult Center. or 682-5000. $15-$48.

Cascadia Wildlands Project’s Wild Wonderland Auction, food, drinks, live music, bid on rafting trips and much more, all proceeds help protect endangered forests and wildlife, 6pm-10pm, EMU Ballroom, UO. or 434-1463. $20 adv., $25 door.

Oregon Knife Collectors Winter Show, 8am-4pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Chanukah concert and celebration, 6:30pm, Ahavas Torah, 2935 Onyx. or 844-1430.

Hosanna Dance Studio presents Adventures in Narnia, 1pm & 7pm today; 4pm tomorrow, Performance Hall, LCC. $10-$15.

Willamette Valley Concert Band Christmas Concert, 2pm, First Presbyterian Church, Albany.

Heceta Head Lightstation Victorian Christmas, 4pm-7pm today, tomorrow & Dec. 19-20, 92072 Hwy 101, Yachats. $3 per vehicle.

Sunday, Dec. 13

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Rob Tobias, Wegner & Friends, Laura Kemp, Chris Kokesh, The Streamliners, Gus Russell Trio, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

HOUR Traders Winter Cele-bration, 11am-4pm, Old World Deli Arena, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. or (541) 753-0595. FREE. 

Corvallis Youth Symphony Winter Concert, 3pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU, Corvallis. $10 adv. $12 door.

Tuesday,  Dec. 15

Corvallis Community Band’s Holiday Concert, 7pm, First Presbyterian Church, Corvallis.745-5843.

Wednesday, Dec. 16

A Celtic Holiday, featuring “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” read by David Stuart Bull with music by Linda Danielson and Chico Schwall, 9:30 pm Dec. 16-17 & 21-23; 3pm Dec. 18-20, Café Soriah, 384 W. 13th. $10.

Friday, Dec. 18

River Road Park & Rec presents Old Fashioned Family Holiday, 6:30pm, refreshments, crafts, photos with Santa Claus, 1400 Lake Drive. Reg. reqq., 688-4052.$10 per family of 4: $5 for each extra member.

Eugene Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker, 7:30pm today and tomorrow; 2pm tomorrow and Dec. 20, Hult Center, Eugene. or 682-5000. $22-$48.

Saturday,  Dec. 19

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Young Writers Association, Chip Cohen & Sharon Rogers, Sacred Harp Singers, The Traceys, The Klezmonauts, Moon Box, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Eugene Ballet Company presents “Nutcracker Tea,” noon today & tomorrow, Hult Center. 682-5000. $25.

Cascadia Yulegrass Celebration, 7:30pm, McDonald Theatre. $18/$10 children. 

Corvallis Repertory Singers present “An Evening of Candlelight & Carols,” 7pm, First United Methodist Church, Corvallis. $15; donation boxes for Linn-Benton Food Share. or 737-4061.

Sunday, Dec. 20

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Roger Fountain, Janet Naylor & Linda Danielson, Steve Goodbar & Mark Ross, Pajamas, Page, Hou Hawaiian Ensemble, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Winter Solstice 5K Run, 2:30-3:45 registration, 4pm start, Amazon Park. $15 w/o shirt through Dec. 19, $20 race day; tech shirts $10 & cotton $16. 

Eugene Sacred Harp Singers’ concert & sing-along, 7:30 PM, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High. 345-3626. Don.

Tuesday, Dec. 22

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Anahid Bertrand, The Rosen Sisters, .O.G., Peter Wilde & Friends, Rob Tobias & The Northwest Express, , 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Eugene Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker, 7:30pm today & tomorrow, Elsinore Theater, Salem. 503-375-3574 and $18-$30.

Wednesday, Dec. 23

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Dharmika, Under The Trestle, Sweet River, Faculty Jazz Band, NOW! Trio, Drifters, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Thursday, Dec. 24

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Sharon Rogers, Eugene Recorder Ensemble, Cigarbox Jerry, Fearless Love, Americanistan,10am-4pm,Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Thursday, Dec. 31

New Years Eve Hoof ‘n Holler Bull Ride & Dance, 7:30pm, Linn Co. Fair & Expo Center, Albany.

Eugene Opera presents The Marriage of Figaro, 7:30pm today & Jan. 3, $21+; special Figaro for the Family 2:30 pm Jan. 2, $10+ Hult Center.