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July 2018

YMCA Teen Leadership Program

July 19 • 8:00 am - August 30 • 5:00 pm
Eugene Family YMCA, 2055 Patterson Street
Eugene, OR 97405 United States
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The YMCA offers a Counselor in Training (CIT) Volunteer Program for teens ages 14-18 to develop leadership and volunteer experience as a camp counselor. As Counselors-in-Training, teens are an integral part of camp life including field trips, crafts, games and songs; and of course the ability to act silly and have fun IS required. Cost is $25/week and CIT's may register for any number of weeks throughout the summer.

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August 2018

Garden and Community: Tuesdays at Hendricks Park

August 21 • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2018

Hendricks Park, Summit Ave & Skyline Blvd
Eugene, United States
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Learn gardening techniques and meet other passionate plant lovers at this weekly work party in the Rhododendron Garden. This lively volunteer group meets at the Hendricks Park office, on the northeast end of the Rhododendron Garden, under the restrooms.

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Rose Garden Summer Work Party

August 23 • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2018

Owen Rose Garden, 300 N. Jefferson St.
Eugene, 97402
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As the queen says, “Off with their heads!” It’s deadheading time at the Owen Rose Garden, a favorite task for many volunteers. Join us in the garden every Thursday for pruning and weeding. No experience necessary. For more information, contact Vanessa Young, Park Volunteer Coordinator, at vanessa.l.young@ci.eugene.or.us  or 541-510-9318.

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Hendricks Park Native Plant Garden Work Party

August 23 • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2018

Hendricks Park, Summit Ave & Skyline Blvd
Eugene, United States
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Join our work party every Thursday in the native plant garden at Hendricks Park. Learn about the Willamette Valley native plants and their uses while supporting the garden's continued growth. Beginner and experienced gardeners welcome. Tasks vary by season. RSVPs encouraged so we can provide plenty of tools, gloves and refreshments. Meet at the F.M. Wilkins Shelter.

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Auditions for 2 plays at Applegate Regional Theatre

August 23 • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Applegate Regional Theatre, 87230 Central Rd
Eugene (Fern Ridge area), 97402
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Auditions for 2 plays at Applegate Regional Theatre Applegate Regional Theatre is holding auditions for 2 plays to be performed this fall.  Auditions will be held at the theater – 87230 Central Rd, at the corner of Central and Fleck in the former Central Elementary School – on Thursday, August 23rd at 7pm or Saturday, August 25th at 11am.  Callbacks will be Tuesday, August 28th at 7pm and rehearsal schedules will be assigned then. The first play is Murder Club…

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Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Work Party

August 24 • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 31, 2018

Alton Baker Park, 622 Day Island Rd
Eugene,
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Join us every Friday at the Native Plant Nursery in Alton Baker Park to learn something new about native plants from Kelsey Irvine, host of the Native Plant Nursery work parties. Make new friends while seed collecting and weeding around the natives as they advance into the summer season. For more information, contact Kelsey Irvine-McElroy, Park Volunteer Coordinator, at kelsey.c.irvine@ci.eugene.or.us  or 541-682-4845

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Market Fest

August 24 • 5:00 pm - August 26 • 2:00 pm
5th Street Public Market, 296 E 5th Ave
Eugene, 97401
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Something is always happening at the Market, but (dare we say it?) we’ve really outdone ourselves with this inaugural MARKET FEST, celebrating summer in a whole new way. The event is FREE, chock-full of surprises and delights, and a portion of food & beverage sales will benefit local non-profit 15th Night. Summer ain't over till it's over. Come on down and kick up your heels, dance with friends, or relax enjoying some good tunes - whatever works! We're not saying good-bye to summer…

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Friends of Trees Community Pruning Event III

August 25 • 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Friends of Trees, 12th and Lincoln, 12th and Lincoln
Eugene, 97401
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Join Friends of Trees to prune young street trees in Eugene! These fun events help you learn pruning skills, get outside, and meet new people. No specific training is needed. All tools are provided.  At each event, we'll have a brief demonstration of proper pruning technique, then break into small teams and pair new volunteers with experienced pruners to prune street trees for structure, clearance, and health. Meet at the Friends of Trees office at 12th and Lincoln, 8:45am -…

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Blackberry Eat and Cut Work Party

August 25 • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mount Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Rd
Eugene, United States
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It’s blackberry season! Join us as we walk the trails and remove blackberries and their ripe fruits. Tools, gloves, and a parking pass will be provided to volunteers (we suggest you bring along a water bottle). Please RSVP to site@mountpisgaharboretum.org if you plan to attend.

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Auditions for 2 plays at Applegate Regional Theatre

August 25 • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Applegate Regional Theater, 87230 Central Rd
Eugene (Fern Ridge area), 97402
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Auditions for 2 plays at Applegate Regional Theatre Applegate Regional Theatre is holding auditions for 2 plays to be performed this fall.  Auditions will be held at the theater – 87230 Central Rd, at the corner of Central and Fleck in the former Central Elementary School – on Thursday, August 23rd at 7pm or Saturday, August 25th at 11am.  Callbacks will be Tuesday, August 28th at 7pm and rehearsal schedules will be assigned then. The first play is Murder Club…

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Heart of Country

August 26 • 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Family For Every Child is holding a barbecue cook-off with Industry and Backyard competitors to see who can make the best ribs, pork, and chicken! There will so be a Bacon Side Dish Contest and a Kids Cooking Contest. This event will be fun for the entire family with live music, a kid's zone, and a beer garden! Enjoy the perfect summer day complete with amazing food, drinks, and entertainment for the whole family!

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September 2018

First Saturdays in Awbrey Park

September 1 • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2018

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Join the Friends of Awbrey Park for their monthly volunteer gatherings. The tasks are varied, the people are welcoming and the results are remarkable—wildflowers cover the banks of Spring Creek every spring. Tools, gloves and a snack are provided. Dress for the weather and to get dirty. Boots or sturdy shoes are best. For more information, contact Natural Area Volunteer Coordinator Carrie Karl at carrie.l.karl@ci.eugene.or.us or 541-682-4850.

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First Fridays at Finn Rock Reach

September 7 • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until October 5, 2018

Finn Rock Reach, Finn Rock Boat Landing Quartz Creek Rd
Vida, 97488
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Join McKenzie River Trust and the Friends of Finn Rock Reach to help care for this iconic property along the upper McKenzie River. We will be tackling invasive species, cleaning up trash and debris and maintaining a newly opened walking path along the McKenzie River. Help us to protect and care for this special place! Please register to attend and learn more at www.mckenzieriver.org/volunteer

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Friends of Trees Community Pruning Event IV

September 8 • 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Friends of Trees, 12th and Lincoln, 12th and Lincoln
Eugene, 97401
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Join Friends of Trees to prune young street trees in Eugene! These fun events help you learn pruning skills, get outside, and meet new people. No specific training is needed. All tools are provided.  At each event, we'll have a brief demonstration of proper pruning technique, then break into small teams and pair new volunteers with experienced pruners to prune street trees for structure, clearance, and health. Meet at the Friends of Trees office at 12th and Lincoln, 8:45am -…

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Nearby Nature Fall Volunteer Information Session

September 12 • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Eugene Public Library, 100 West 10th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon, 97401
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Love nature? Enjoy kids? Learn all about leading school nature walks in Alton Baker Park this fall as well as other Nearby Nature volunteer opportunities -- including gardening, restoration work, special events, and school visits. No experience is needed--training provided. For our Guides Program Overview, Guide Training Schedule, and Internships, see http://www.nearbynature.org/volunteer/nature-guide-training-information. Meet in the Singer Room of the Eugene Public Library. Questions? Call Nearby Nature at 541-687-9699 or email info@nearbynature.org. For more information about all of our volunteer opportunities,…

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Friends of Trees Community Pruning Event V

September 22 • 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Friends of Trees, 12th and Lincoln, 12th and Lincoln
Eugene, 97401
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Join Friends of Trees to prune young street trees in Eugene! These fun events help you learn pruning skills, get outside, and meet new people. No specific training is needed. All tools are provided.  At each event, we'll have a brief demonstration of proper pruning technique, then break into small teams and pair new volunteers with experienced pruners to prune street trees for structure, clearance, and health. Meet at the Friends of Trees office at 12th and Lincoln, 8:45am -…

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National Public Lands Day

September 22 • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Red House, 751 S. Danebo Ave.
Eugene, 97402
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National Public Lands day aims to get people connected with the public lands in their community and is the largest single-day volunteer effort in the nation. This year, WREN is joining efforts with the BLM to highlighting the resilience of public lands. Bring your family, friends, students, and coworkers to spend the morning helping to make our lands more resilient! Volunteers will pull invasive species, clean-up garden beds, plant natives, pick up trash and more. All participants will receive a…

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Sole Support for Parkinson’s Walk – Eugene

September 23 • 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Alton Baker Park, 622 Day Island Rd
Eugene,
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Lace up your walking shoes and join us at SOLE SUPPORT for Parkinson’s September 23rd, 2018 at Alton Baker Park! This family friendly walk along the river benefits Parkinson’s Resources – a local nonprofit bridging the gap between medical care and wellness for families facing this disease in the Northwest. Gather your friends and Step Out on Parkinson’s. Registration is free at www.solesupport.org or call 800.426.6806.

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