Activist Alert 12-17-2015

Kesey Square will be the replacement program at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, Dec. 18, at the Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette Street. (UO President Michael Schill canceled his scheduled talk Dec. 11.) The title of the program is “Distinctive, Creative and Active Uses for Broadway Plaza,” and speakers include landscape architect David Dougherty and Brittany Quick-Warner of the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. Other informed advocates on different sides of the issue have been invited to join the discussion. See $5 for non-members. The next City Club meeting will be on Black Lives Matter Jan. 8.

• A “Yule Fire, Feast and Ritual” is planned for 5:30 to 8 pm Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Kesey Square downtown. “We intend to bring the warmth of the sacred Yule fire to those who need it most, and share in food and friendship with our community both housed and homeless alike,” organizers say. Find the event on Facebook.

• The Democratic Party of Lane County is hosting its annual holiday party starting at 6:30 pm Friday, Dec. 18, at Old Nick’s Pub, 211 Washington Street. Jamaican reggae singer/songwriter Norma Fraser will perform at 9 pm.