Eugene Weekly : News : 7.26.07

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A singer-songwriter with a country spirit lands at the McDonald Theater on Saturday. John Hiatt is one of those behind-the-scenes songwriters that can tackle pretty much any genre of music. In the early ’80s, he even dabbled in New Wave when it was popular to do so. Hiatt also penned hit singles for Bonnie Raitt, Three Dog Night and Roseanne Cash. Lately Hiatt’s been dipping his music in bluegrass jam band fondue, recording his 2005 LP Master of Disaster with the North Mississippi All-Stars as backing band. Shawn Colvin (pictured) is the fresher face on the double bill. If you were like us and stopped listening to commerical radio back in 1998, you probably at least remember her catchy single “Sunny Came Home.” Or, if you like your TV trivia, Colvin played Rachel Jordan, lead singer of a Christian rock band, on The Simpsons, who captures and then breaks Ned Flanders’ lonely heart. See Saturday Calendar.

Tracy Byrd (pictured left) just really enjoys doing things for charity. He has raced a marathon, developed a special fishing lure (with a portion of sales going to the Special Olympics) and has marketed his own line of rubs, spices and sauces (with a portion of sales going to the Children’s Miracle Network), in addition to playing countless benefit concerts all over the country. Now the Texas crooner has himself a concert in the park — the ballpark, that is. Byrd takes over Civic Stadium for a night of country music in a benefit for the Lions “Campaign SightFirst II,” an effort to combat emerging threats to vision. “The Ragin’ Cajun” Doug Kershaw opens the show. See Wednesday Calendar.

It’s a Last Friday Artwalk Extravaganza this week! If you find yourself sucked into the Blair Boulevard vortex, don’t be alarmed; there’s just so much happening along this stretch of Eugene. First, start your night off right with the monthly Critical Mass community bike ride at 5:30 pm (starts at 17th and Charnelton). The ride will most likely end up in the Whiteaker area, where you can park your bike and stroll the art walk at 6 pm. Check out Valisa Higman’s mixed media (pictured right) at Infinity Mercantile, James Herman’s “primitive pop art” at Wandering Goat, John Holdway’s surreal paintings at Studio C or Zen paintings by The Sad Monk at The Art of Glass. These and many more nontraditional venues will be hosting art for your viewing pleasure. If music is more your thing, check out Baker London and the Fuumes at the Whiteaker International Hostel or The Sound Visionary at Studio C or get your dance on at Scobert Gardens Park for a rousing 7 pm show from Samba Ja. As twilight settles in, switch to Monroe Park for an evening screening of everyone’s favorite Bill Murray flick, Ghostbusters. We’re already tired just thinking about how much fun this night will be. See Friday Calendar.


Sunrise 5:54am; Sunset 8:44pm, Av High 83; Av Low 52

ARTS/VISUAL Mitzi Linn’s studio sale, 10am-7pm today, tomorrow and July 28, 4942 W. Amazon. 485-8725. FREE.

BENEFIT Charity Poker Tournament, benefit for MDA assistance, 7pm, Royal Flush Poker Room, 2043 River Rd. $20 buy-in, w/$10 unlimited re-buy for 1st hour.

FILM Retro Mystery Cinema: The Maltese Falcon, 1pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

GATHERINGS Coffee chat with state representative Chris Edwards, 7am-9am, The Viking Inn Restaurant, 1155 Ivy St., Junction City. FREE.

MarketPlace Antiques Show with folks from the Coburg Antique Mall, 11am-6pm today, tomorrow and July 28-29, King Estate MarketPlace. www.kingestate.comFREE.

Jammin’ with Carolynn, cooking demos, berry information and samples; with Shane of Kekau Chocolates, 11am-6pm today & tomorrow, King Estate MarketPlace. www.kingestate.comFREE.

Wine tasting: warm-weather reds, 5pm, WineStyles. $5, FREE members.

KIDS/FAMILIES Destination DJ, karaoke for kids, 11:30am, Meadow Park, Spfd. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Reflective Readers book group: American Gods by Neil Gaiman, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

MUSIC Blue Skies Big Band, 6:30pm, Campbell Center. FREE.

Etoufée, 6:30pm, Pavilion Park, Coburg. FREE.

Very Small Rocks, 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

Baker London, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $3-$5.

ON THE AIR “The Jefferson Exchange” talks w/conservative columnist Holly Swanson, author of Set Up and Sold Out, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

“New Dimensions” discusses “Orgasm, Time and Human Evolution” w/Leonard Shlain, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Mountain biking skills clinic, 5:30pm today & 9am July 28, OP Barn. 346-4368. $1.

SPIRITUAL “Trusting the Magical, Transformative Power of Silence,” w/BK Michael Frank, 7pm, Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center. Reserve, 343-5252.

THEATER Grease, 7pm today & tomorrow at Upstart Crow Studio, 855 W. 1st Ave.; 7pm July 28 and 3pm July 29 at Wildish Theater, 620 Main St., Spfd. 688-8260. $10 adv., $12 door.

The Music Man, 7:30pm today, tomorrow, July 28; 2pm July 28-29, Performance Hall, LCC. $22, $18 stu., sr., $12 under age 12.

Ruby by the River, 8pm today, tomorrow and July 28, Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton. $12, $10 stu., sr.



Sunrise 5:55am; Sunset 8:43pm, Av High 83; Av Low 52

ARTS/VISUAL Last Friday Artwalk, self-guided tour through many venues around town, 6pm-9pm. For details and locations go to 6pm openings include drawings by Nicola Noetic, Emerald City Coffeehouse; paintings by James Herman, The Wandering Goat; Zen paintings by The Sad Monk (Scott Martinez), The Art of Glass; paintings & prints by John Holdway, Studio C.

Cottage Grove Downtown Artwalk, 6pm, downtown Cottage Grove. FREE.

Studio Show & hands-on Silk Painting, 5pm-9pm today & noon-6pm tomorrow, 1510 Lincoln. 485-5513. FREE.

Mitzi Linn’s studio sale continues. See Thursday, July 26.

DANCE Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

FILM War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits are Spinning Us to Death, w/Norman Solomon Q&A, 7pm, 150 Columbia, UO. FREE.

Ghostbusters, with subtitles for the hearing impaired, 9pm, Monroe Park. Free valet bike parking. FREE.

GATHERINGS City Club Friday forum: “Downtown Eugene: 2007 Excellence Awards,” w/Mike Kuykendall, Portland Business Alliance, 11:50am, Downtown Athletic Club.$3.

Blackberry Jam Festival, 2pm-10:30pm today & tomorrow, Rolling Rock Park, Lowell. FREE.

Wine tasting: “Bites and Flights,” 3pm-10pm today & tomorrow, Oregon Wine Warehouse. $10+.

Bite of Downtown Food Festival, proceeds benefit FOOD for Lane County, 5pm-7pm, various downtown Eugene restaurants, free map available at Broadway Plaza. $2-$5 per plate.

Critical Mass community bike ride, 5:30pm, meet at 17th & Charnelton. FREE.

UUCE Singletarians singles gathering, 7:30pm, Unitarian Universalist Church. 729-6655. FREE.

“Discover Drawing” clinic for teens, 2pm, Sheldon Library. 682-5778. FREE.

King Estate’s Antiques Show continues. See Thursday, July 26.

Jammin’ with Carolynn continues. See Thursday, July 26.

KIDS/FAMILIES Music in Action w/Rich Glauber, songs, stories, movement & comedy for all ages, 2pm, Downtown Library. 682-8316. FREE.

MUSIC The Sound Visionary (CD release party), 6pm, 245 Blair Blvd. FREE.

Larry DeRieux, Rock-It, Johnny Wilde, 6:30pm, 5th and A Street, Spfd. FREE.

Samba Ja, 7pm, Scobert Gardens Park. FREE.

Aphrodesia, Lunar Fire, 9pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

Halie Loren, 8:30pm, Luna. 21+. $6.

Steep Canyon Rangers, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $10.

Hillstomp (CD release party), Cicada Omega, Glassell Park, 9pm, John Henry’s. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses healthy aging and good nutrition w/Sharon Johnson, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Eugene Skate Park Contest Series, noon, Meadowview Skate Park. Register, 682-5329. $3 for contestants, FREE for spectators.

THEATER Grease continues. See Thursday, July 26.

The Music Man continues. See Thursday, July 26.

Ruby by the River continues. See Thursday, July 26.



Sunrise 5:56am; Sunset 8:41pm, Av High 83; Av Low 52

ARTS/VISUAL Great Outdoor Art Contest, artists complete a plein air artwork by 2pm, 7am-2pm, Island Park, Spfd. Register at Springfield Library. 726-2237. $8.50 adult, $2 child/teen entry fee. FREE for spectators.

Faye Nakamura’s studio sale, 10am-4pm, 2695 University. FREE.

Mitzi Linn’s studio sale continues. See Thursday, July 26.

Studio Show & Silk Painting continues. See Friday.

BENEFITS Oregon Glass Guild & Eugene Glass School present “Fuse-A-Thon,” benefit for FOOD for Lane County, learn how to fuse glass bowls, 10am-1pm, Eugene Glass School, 575 Wilson. $5.

Benefit event for Guatemala computer & children’s clothing drive, feat. music by Emily Jensen, Paula Jo Vaden, Soulicious, w/pizza and beer donated by Cozmic Pizza and Willamette Brewery, 7:30pm, NextStep Recycling, 2101 W. 10th Ave. Don.

Eugene Greyhound Picnic, fundraiser for GPA-Northwest, merchandise for sale, nail clipping, photos of your hound, raffle, 11am-4pm, 1250 Irvington Dr. Reserve, or 688-1406. $5, FREE under age 12.

COMEDY PotPie improv theater, 7:30pm, Centro Del Sol, 513 E. Main St., Cottage Grove. $3.

GATHERINGS Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, with entertainment from Laurie McCloskey, 10am; Roger Fountain, 11am; Sweet Papa Lowdown, noon; Paul Prince, 1pm; Side Roads, 2pm; Vega, 3:30pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. www.eugenesaturdaymarket.orgFREE.

“Success with Orchids,” w/Helene from Briggs Hill Orchids, 10am, Gray’s Garden Center Eugene. FREE.

“Intro to Drip Irrigation,” 10am, Gray’s Garden Centers, Eugene and Spfd. FREE.

30th Anniversary Celebration, 10am-6pm, McKenzie Outfitters. FREE.

Animal Well Fair Adopt-A-Thon, hundreds of pets up for adoption, music, vendors, low-cost vaccination clinic, 11am-4pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

People Powered Festival, feat. Mayor Kitty Piercy, bike tuneups, kinetic sculpture rides, free ice cream, music by Electric Soul Improv, The Mike Tracy Band, The T Club, 1pm-5pm, Skinner Butte Park (near RiverPlay). Free valet bike parking. FREE.

Rise Fighting Championships, 7pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. 228-7378.$25+.

Wine tasting: Sicilian wines, 6:30pm, Midtown Wine Shop. FREE.

King Estate’s Antiques Show continues. See Thursday, July 26.

Blackberry Jam Festival continues. See Friday.

OWW wine tasting continues. See Friday.

KIDS/FAMILIES Nearby Nature Quest: “Busy as a Bee,” 10am, Alton Baker Park. 687-9699. $2, $5 family.

“The Fish of Fall Creek,” presented by Greg Taylor, fisheries biologist, 9pm, Cascara Campground amphitheater, Fall Creek State Recreation Area. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Words of Wonder poetry reading & open mic, feat. 2007 Eugene Poetry Slam Team, 8pm, The Wandering Goat, 268 Madison. Don.

MUSIC Eugene Sacred Harp Singers’ all-day singalong, 9am-3:30pm, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 85780 McBeth Rd. 342-4131. Don.

Japanese American Obon and Taiko Drumming Festival, dance, food, crafts, music, more, 5pm-9pm, Alton Baker Park. FREE.

John Hiatt, Shawn Colvin, 7:30pm, McDonald Theatre. www.mcdonaldtheatre.comSam Bond’s 13th Anniversary Show, feat. Tom Heinl, Dan Jones & the Squids, Yeltsin, more, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $1.

Jerry Zybach and his Blues Scoundrels, Al Rivers, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5, $7 couple.

Sam Marshall w/Colin Lake & Nathan Wade, 8:30pm, Luna. 21+. $6.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Beginning tree climbing session, 11am-2pm, see 682-5329 to register and get tree location. Wear closed toe shoes. All climbing & safety equipment provided. $25.

GEARs rides: Crow via Central, 40 miles; Poodle Creek Metric Century, 65 miles, 8:30am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.orgMountain biking skills clinic continues. See Thursday, July 26.

SPIRITUAL Healing with Stones, hands-on practice for massage, Reiki, shamanic & other practices, 1pm-3pm, Shambala, 446 W. 13th. 868-1178. FREE.

THEATER Actors Cabaret Youth Academy presents High School Musical, 2pm today; 2pm & 7:30pm tomorrow, Hult Center. $15-$20.

Grease continues. See Thursday, July 26.

The Music Man continues. See Thursday, July 26.

Ruby by the River continues. See Thursday, July 26.



Sunrise 5:57am; Sunset 8:40pm, Av High 83; Av Low 52

GATHERINGS Community celebration of return of Torah, feat. Mayor Kitty Piercy, music, refreshments, 11:30am-2:30pm, Ahavas Torah Synagogue, 3800 Ferry. 334-6772. FREE.

Friendly Area Neighbors Annual Summer Picnic, feat. music by Laurie McCloskey, David Gross, Red Pajamas, Rob Tobias, w/raffle, book project, more, 4:30pm-7:30pm, Washington Park. FREE.

King Estate’s Antiques Show continues. See Thursday, July 26.

MUSIC Andrew ElRay Stewart-Cook organ recital, 4pm, Central Lutheran Church, 18th & Potter. Don.

Springfield Community Concert Band, 6:30pm, Washburne Park, 20th & Agate. 344-0483. FREE.

Beep! Trio, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3-$5.

Circus Contraption, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

Jesse Meade, Beth Preston, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $3-$5.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Berry Walk, w/herbalist Sue Sierralupe, 10am, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. $5, FREE members.

Women’s Day at the Challenge Course, 10am-4pm, Spencer Butte. 682-5329.

Tai Chi w/Machiko Shirai, 10:30am, Scobert Gardens, 4th Ave. & Blair Blvd. 686-4646. FREE.

Obsidians trips: Bunchgrass Ridge, 12 miles; Yoran Lake, 12 miles. See YMCA board for details.

GEARs rides: Mohawk Store, 30 miles; West Hills: Butler, Sheffler, etc., 80 miles, 8:30am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.orgTHEATER Grease continues. See Thursday, July 26.

High School Musical continues. See Saturday.



Sunrise: 5:58am; Sunset 8:39pm, Av High 83; Av Low 52

GATHERINGS Buy Nothing New sponsors a tour of the Planet Improvement Center, 6:30pm, 4446 Franklin Blvd. FREE.

Springfield Jazz Singers rehearsal, 7pm, Emerald Art Center. www.springfieldjazzsingers.orgor 744-1097. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES “To the Rescue,” meet emergency workers & learn about life-saving equipment, for grades 1-6, 2pm, Downtown Library. 682-8316. FREE.

LECTURE Mayal Tshiabuila speaks on his work in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as a UN employee and teacher, 7pm, First Christian Church. 344-0924. Don.

MUSIC Oregon Festival of American Music: “A Wonderful Guy!” gala dinner celebration of Dick Hyman, 6pm, Shedd Recital Hall. www.ofam.orgor 434-7000.

ON THE AIR “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses teen mental health & warning signs of depression w/Gretchen Erickson & Gary McConahay, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.



Sunrise 5:59am; Sunset 8:38pm, Av High 83; Av Low 52

GATHERINGS Opal Network mtg. to support mental health consumers & psychiatric survivors in Lane County, 2pm, Downtown Library. 894-8195. FREE.

Wine tasting: Rieslings, 5pm today & Aug. 2, WineStyles. $5, FREE members.

KIDS/FAMILIES “To the Rescue,” meet emergency workers & learn about life-saving equipment, for grades 1-6, 2pm, Bethel Library. 682-8316. FREE.

MUSIC Brian Hanson, 6:30pm, Island Park, Spfd. FREE.

The Alliance Band, Peter Giri, 6:30pm, Harrisburg gazebo. FREE.

Ruby Dee & the Snakehandlers, 9pm, Indigo District. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses the Enertia, a zero-emissions electric motorcycle, w/Craig Bramscher & Brian Wismann, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

“Alternative Radio” airs David Korten’s lecture, “From Empire to Earth Community,” 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

“Women in Music” farewell show, 7pm, KRVM 91.9 FM.

THEATER Mad Duckling Children’s Theatre presents Free To Be … You and Me, 11am today, tomorrow, Aug. 2-4 at Island Park, Spfd.; 11am Aug. 7-11 at Amazon Park. 346-4192. $5.



Sunrise 6am; Sunset 8:37pm, Av High 83; Av Low 52

GATHERINGS “Youth Leadership in Changing the Mental Health System,” moderated discussion, 5:30pm, 454 Willamette St. 345-9106. FREE.

Wine tasting: LaVelle Winery, w/appetizers, 5:30pm-7pm, Ambrosia. $15.

Greek polytheism discussion group, 7pm, Perugino. www.wildivine.orgFREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES Cwerks, Inc. presents “The Missing Pet,” 11:30am, Douglas Gardens Park, Spfd. FREE.

Opening of “Galaxies” planetarium show, 10am today through Aug. 19, Science Factory. $4, FREE under age 3.

LITERARY ARTS “Promoting Your Music: The Lovin’ of the Game,” seminar, reading, signing & songfest, 3pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

MUSIC Oregon Festival of American Music presents Richard Rodgers—The Sweetest Sounds: Talk w/Jim Ralph, 4pm, Shedd Recital; Jazz Band 1, 7pm, Hult Center lobby, FREE; “Where or When,” opening gala concert with Dick Hyman and the festival big band, chorus and guests, 7:30pm, Hult Center, $22-$42. www.ofam.orgor 434-7000.

Bayou Cadillac, 6:30pm, Coiner Park, Cottage Grove. FREE.

Kef, 7pm, Scobert Gardens Park. FREE.

Tracy Byrd, Doug Kershaw, benefit concert for Lions Club International, 7pm, Civic Stadium. $29.

Rick Zar, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

The Reverend Peytons Big Damn Band, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR “The Jefferson Exchange” talks w/botanical surveyors Gretchen Vos & Rachel Werling, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

SPIRITUAL Drumming Circle, 7pm, Spiritual Growth Center, 390 Vernal St. 485-0035. Don.

THEATER Free To Be … You and Me continues. See Tuesday, July 31.



Sunrise 6:02am; Sunset 8:35pm, Av High 83; Av Low 52

GATHERING WineStyles’ wine tasting continues. See Tuesday.

MUSIC OFAM: Hallelujah, I’m a Bum!, film screening, 10am, Shedd Recital Hall, FREE; “My Favorite Things: Improvising on Richard Rodgers,” concert, 2pm, Jaqua Concert Hall, $20-$28; “Out of My Dreams: Classic Rodgers,” concert, 7:30pm, Jaqua Concert Hall, $24-$38. www.ofam.orgor 434-7000.

Concert and kirtan w/Jami Sieber, 8pm, Tamarack Wellness Center. 686-9290. $15 adv., $20 door.

Mole in the Ground, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

The Two Gentlemen Band, Sassparilla Jug Band, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses environmental ethics and climate change issues w/Baird Callicott, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

“New Dimensions” discusses “Controlling Your Genetic Blueprint” w/Bruce Lipton, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Outdoor Program presents “Intro to Sea Kayaking,” 5:30pm today & 9am-4pm Aug. 4, OP Barn. FREE today; $20, $15 UO stu. Aug. 4.

THEATER Free To Be … You and Me continues. See Tuesday, July 31.



Note – Continuation dates for out-of-town events are listed under the first day of the event.

THURSDAY, JULY 26 Albany Quilts Downtown, daily today through July 28, downtown Albany. 928-2469. FREE.

Bard in the Quad: Much Ado About Nothing, 7pm today, tomorrow, July 28-29 and Aug. 1-5, MU, OSU. 737-2784 or$10, $7 sr., $5 stu.

Curtis Salgado, 7pm, Monteith Park, Albany. FREE.

FRIDAY, JULY 27 This Island Earth, 9pm, Wyatt’s Eatery parking lot, 1st St., Albany. FREE.

SATURDAY, JULY 28 Historic Interior Home Tour, 11am-5pm, downtown Albany. 928-0911. Don.

Stand By Me Celebration and Rolling Roadshow, feat. pie-eating contest, cruise-in, 1950s sock hop, outdoor film screening, 1pm-11pm, downtown Brownsville. 466-5709. FREE.

MONDAY, JULY 30 The Knox Brothers, 7pm, Monteith Park, Albany. FREE.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1 Cholesterol screening, 6:30am-8:30am, Corvallis Senior Center. 768-5090 for appt. $15.

Talisman, noon, OSU Bookstore Courtyard, Corvallis. FREE.

THURSDAY, AUG. 2 Geno Delafose, 7pm, Monteith Park, Albany. FREE.



THURSDAY, JULY 26 The Fray, Meese, 6:30pm, Edgefield, Troutdale. www.mcmenamins.comor (800) 669-8610. $37.50 adv., $40 door.

Gypsy: The Broadway Musical, 7:30pm today, tomorrow, July 28 and Aug. 2-4; 2pm July 29 & Aug. 5, Jacoby Auditorium, UCC, Roseburg. $10.

Chamber Music NW: Classical Masterpieces (Handel, Mozart, Mendelssohn), 8pm today at Reed College; 8pm tomorrow at Catlin Gabel High School, PDX.$10-$43.

Oregon Brewers Festival, noon-9pm today, tomorrow and July 28; noon-7pm July 29, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland. www.oregonbrewfest.comFREE admission; required tasting mugs cost $4 and each taste requires a $1 token (four tokens fill a mug).

Henry Taylor Jr., Flavor, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

FRIDAY, JULY 27 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $25.

Snakes, Snails and Everything Nice, feat. Splendora, Gender Fluids, Felina’s Arrow, Adam Hurst, more, 9:30pm, Someday Lounge, PDX. 21+. $5.

Inner Limits, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Red Steagall, D.W. Groethe, 7pm, Riverbend Park, Winston. FREE.

SATURDAY, JULY 28 Ho’ike & Hawaiian Festival, 11am-7pm, Esther Short Park, Vancouver, Wash. www.kaleinani.comFREE.

Wine tasting: High Pass Winery, 1pm-4pm, The Wine Place, Yachats. FREE.

T-Bone Stone Band, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Siuslaw Watershed Council presents a Family Watershed Education Workshop on Swamp Creek restoration planning, 8am-noon, contact 541-268-3044 or for where to meet & more info.

SUNDAY, JULY 29 Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash, with music, tie-dye golf tourney and more, all day, Edgefield, Troutdale. www.mcmenamins.comor (800) 669-8610. FREE.

Shark Week, including “Breakfast with the Sharks” at 8:30am today, continues daily through Aug. 4, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport. www.aquarium.orgEric Jerardi Band, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

TUESDAY, JULY 31 Pink Martini, 7pm, Stewart Park, Roseburg. www.halfshell.orgFREE.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1 “The Retail Revolution in Europe and America,” lecture by Cristina Ziliani (Italy), noon, Rm. 228, Smith Memorial Student Union, PSU, PDX. FREE.

Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni Potluck Picnic, 11am, Longbow Organization Camp, 23 miles east of Sweet Home, milepost 46. FREE, open to all.

THURSDAY, AUG. 2 Red Bull Illume, international photography competition and exhibit featuring action and adventure sports photography, today through Aug. 12, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland. www.redbullillume.comFREE.



Attention 16-19 year olds. Positions and scholarships are still available with summer and fall Northwest Youth Corps crews building trail in a forest setting. Summer program runs July 28-Sept. 1; fall runs Sept. 15-Oct. 20. 349-5058.

Nominations being sought for a Willamette Valley birding trail site. www.oregonbirdingtrails.orgDeadline is Aug. 31.

Exhibitors wanted for “Shades of Pink” event on Oct. 1 promoting general women’s wellness. Vineyards are also invited to promote their wines at the event. 684-5416.

Eugene Police Department seeks citizens who wish to learn more about police operations by attending the 21st Century Police Academy on Sept. 6-Nov. 29. 682-2753 or 682-2751. Applications due Aug. 1.