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Community Events Calendar
4/14 Meet the Candidates! Bethel and Eugene 4J School Boards
4/14 Interweave Potluck and LGBTQ Movie Night
4/15 The Music Compass Website Launch and Open House
4/15 Fighting Charges, Strengthening Movements!
4/15 Beyond Fake News: Identifying Deception
4/15 Eugene Tax Justice March
4/16 Eugene Public Library Family Fun - "Get Egg-Cited" 
4/17 Bridgeway House Richard Wigney Memorial Run for Autism Kick-Off
4/17 4J School Board Candidate Forum
4/17 Earth Week Kick-Off Nature Hike & Work Party
4/18 Beat the Odds Scholarship Dinner
4/18 Tweens, Teens and Technology Night
4/18 Opportunity Village Fundraiser at Ninkasi
Rally for Water and Wildlife
4/19 Natural Death Workshop
4/20 Springfield: A Sanctuary City?
4/20 Whole Earth Nature School Volunteer Information Night
4/20 Creating a Healthy School Food System
4/20 Pastors for Peace/IFCO Speaking Tour on Cuba
4/20 The Frontline is Everywhere: Resisting Grand Juries
4/20 Eugene Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) Chapter Meeting
4/20 Syrian Refugees: A Presentation by Tod Schneider
4/21-23 The Next Step: Advanced Tactical Direct Action Training
DisOrient Asian American Film Festival
4/21 Yujin Gakuen Dinner and Auction
4/21 Aloha Friday
4/21 Peter DeFazio - Our Representative Democracy - Can it Survive?
4/22 March For Science Eugene
4/22 Earth Day Science Pub
4/23 Eugene Public Library Family Fun - Yoga Geared to Families
4/26 We/Us/Ours: A Trans/Gender Diverse Happy Hour
4/27 Starhawk: Vision and Story for Challenging Times
4/27 Gender Revolution Documentary Screening and Q&A
4/28 Democracy School
4/28 Ben Linder: ¡PRESENTE!
4/28 Treasure Island Theater Production Benefitting Bridgeway House
Rally for a Climate of Safety
Multicultural Student Union: 3rd Annual POW WOW
4/29 Lane County Master Gardener Association Plant Sale
4/30 Día de los Niños / Día de los Libros (Children's Day / Book Day)
5/1 May Day March for the Liberty and Lives of Our Families
5/3 Democracy and Civic Engagement
5/4, 5/18 Small Business Clinic: Ask the Experts
5/9 Money Matters for Beginners
5/9 Rally to Save the Elliott State Forest
5/12 We Are Neighbors - Celebrating Immigrants in Lane County
ThinkMujer Summit 2017
5/13 "Triumph Anyway!": Counselor Tanya Peterson on How to Thrive Despite Mental Health Challenges
Through 5/13
"Uprooted" Photo Exhibit
5/18 Talk Time: Conversational English
5/19 Bertha Holt Elementary School 2nd Annual Cultural Heritage Celebration
5/19 "So Small" Miniature Art Benefit and Silent Auction - Deadline to Submit Artwork
5/23 Fake News: Why It Matters and How to Fight It
5/25 Citizen Journalism: Writing Workshop
5/25 "So Small" Miniature Art Benefit and Silent Auction
6/1 What The Health
6/3-4 Rural Caucus and Strategy Session
6/11 Music in the Meadow with Special Guest Peter Wilde
Ongoing Events:

Meet the Candidates! Bethel and Eugene 4J School Boards

April 14th, 12 - 1 p.m.
UO Academic Extension at the Baker Center at 975 High in Eugene

Coordinator: Sandy Ericson

Join us for a great opportunity to meet those who be making important education decisions for the Bethel and 4J Schools Districts. Each candidate will speak about their values and beliefs for children's education as they seek 4 year positions on the Bethel and 4J School Boards.

The priorities of school board members are a key factor in determining how the districts cope with funding limitations, diversity, school facilities, hiring and many other issues that directly determine how prepared Eugene's future generations will be. This is an opportunity for City Club members and others, via a member, to ask candidates directly where they stand on the current hot button topics in education. 

$5, free for members. See more


Interweave Potluck and LGBTQ Movie Night

April 14th, 6pm
Unitarian Universalist Church at 1685 W 13th in Eugene

Interweave is a church supported, educational resource consisting of Eugene-area Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual,Transgender, Queer individuals and their heterosexual allies who gather every Second Friday evening to share fabulous food, discuss LGBTQ- themed issues, then watch an LGBTQ themed movie. 


The Music Compass Website Launch & Open House

April 15th, 3 - 6 p.m.
Madison Meadow Studio

We are super excited to announce that our new website is almost ready to be unveiled! It is going to be the place to promote and describe all the programs being offered by Scotty and his team, and it will also be an online archive for a lot of the videos, games and other elements of his curriculum. Website designer Brock Butterfield and graphic artist Ayele Forde have taken Scotty and Jen's vision and made it so incredibly beautiful and colorful we can barely wait to share it with you! So please stop by and celebrate with us with snacks and drinks!

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Fighting Charges, Strengthening Movements!

April 15th 4 - 6 p.m.
The Boreal at 450 W 3rd in Eugene


A presentation and community discussion based on the Tilted Scales Collective's new book, A Tilted Guide to Being a Defendant.

Please join us for a community discussion about strengthening our struggles for liberation when facing criminal charges. This presentation and discussion are based on the ideas in A Tilted Guide to Being a Defendant. The Tilted Scales Collective is excited to bring to you this comprehensive guide for radicals about facing charges in the criminal legal system. Rather than being a how-to guide, this book offers a way of thinking about criminal charges that is based on defendants' goals: personal, political, and legal. And these goals are framed with this question in mind: "How is my case part of revolutionary struggle?"

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Beyond Fake News: Identifying Deception

April 15th, 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Amazon Community Center at 2700 Hilyard in Eugene

First in a three-part series. Recognize fake news, identify fallacies in reasoning and improve communication skills. Presenters: LCC professors Jay Frasier and JJ Kiser. Sponsored by Oregonians for Science and Reason, an Oregon educational nonprofit which promotes evidence-based reasoning and critical thinking.

$10. Limited scholarships available. Register via or 541-760-2822. 



Eugene Public Library Family Fun - "Get Egg-Cited" 

April 16th, 1 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th & Olive

Games and crafts led by Nearby Nature.


Bridgeway House Richard Wigney Memorial Run for Autism Kick-Off

April 17th,
Alton Baker Park
The 2017 Richard Wigney Memorial Run for Autism will benefit Bridgeway House, a local nonprofit organization that provides enriching programs and services for children and families affected by autism and related disabilities. This annual event provides an opportunity to raise autism awareness, acceptance, and support in our community. 
The event features two races: a 5K run/walk and an 8K run. Both courses begin and end in Alton Baker Park, are flat and scenic on the bike paths along the Willamette River.
Awards will be presented to the top overall male and female finishers plus to the top three finishers in each age group in both races. Every child who participates in the run or walk will receive a ribbon.

More info


4J School Board Candidate Forum

April 17th, 6-7:30 p.m.
Chávez Elementary School Cafeteria

This will be a town hall forum to allow voters to engage with the candidates and provide an opportunity for the candidates to introduce themselves and their goals and ideas.

We are accepting questions in advance from the 4J Community to ask the candidates. We will have questions prepared by the League of Women Voters, and will take more from the forum audience to incorporate into the forum discussion.

More info


Earth Week Kick-Off Nature Hike & Work Party

April 17th, 4 - 7 p.m.
Danebo & Roosevelt Blvd in Eugene

Friends of Trees and Beyond Toxics will lead an urban nature hike and non-chemical environmental restoration work party to kick off Earth Week 2017! The urban nature hike will be led by Erik Burke and Mysti Frost. They will talk about environmental justice, urban spaces and planning in low income areas. During the work party, we will be weeding and mulching recently planted trees in this low-income area in West Eugene.


Scholarship Dinner

April 18th, 6-8 p.m.
North Eugene High School

Every year, Stand for Children hosts a wonderful evening to celebrate impressive students and raise funds for the critical work ahead. Meet this year's scholar and hear how Stand for Children is working to bring career technical education and expanded college preparation back to Oregon's high schools to finally address Oregon's unacceptable graduation rate.

The determination, perseverance, passion, and heart that the Beat the Odds scholars possess make it impossible to hear their stories without feeling moved. This is a hugely inspiring event - you don't want to miss it!

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Earth Week special film showing: "Rachel Carson, American Experience"

April 18th,  7 p.m.
Bijou Arts Cinema at 13th and Ferry in Eugene

Learn about how Carson's courage ignited an ecological awareness that burns to this day! Rachel Carson (1907-1964) is remembered more today as the woman who challenged the notion that humans could obtain mastery over nature by chemicals, bombs and space travel than for her studies of ocean life. Erik Burke from Friend of Trees, Jason Gonzales from Oregon Wild, and Lisa Arkin from Beyond Toxics will talk about modern day environmental issues, including our local government's regulation of toxic chemicals.

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Natural Death Workshop

April 19th, 1:30 p.m.
McNail-Riley Building at 601 West 13th in Eugene

Part of Wisdom Workshop Educational Series, expand your natural lifestyle beyond death. How does your decaying body effect the earth? We will discuss grieving, community funeral, cremation, do it yourself burial, and coffin making.

More info: 775-209-0145,


Springfield: A Sanctuary City?

April 20th, 11:45 a.m to 1 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn at 3528 Gateway in Springfield

Springfield, a Sanctuary City? Does this come as a surprise to you? Well, it certainly did to the staff and City Council! A map produced by the Center for Immigration Studies shows Springfield not only as a Sanctuary City, but the only one in Oregon. In fact, it's one of only three on the West Coast (the other two are Berkeley and Orange County in California). This program will provide some clarity.

Niel Laudati, the community Relations Manager for the City of Springfield, and Phil Carrasco, Regional Field Coordinator for the Oregon AFL-CIO will provide the facts on what a Sanctuary City is, and what Oregon statutes and Springfield ordinances say about cooperation with federal law enforcement agencies, including ICE.

Members: $13 with lunch, free without lunch.
Non-members: $18 with lunch, $5 without lunch.


Whole Earth Nature School Volunteer Information Night

April 20th, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Second floor of 150 Shelton McMurphey Blvd in Eugene

Have you been interested in joining the Whole Earth Nature School team but want to learn more first? Then come to our free Volunteer Information Night to learn how you can become the next nature mentor hero! Positions now open for 2017 Summer Nature Camps.


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Beyond Toxics Bingo Night

Join us for prizes and lots of fun! Learn more about Beyond Toxics.


Pastors for Peace/IFCO Speaking Tour on Cuba

April 20th, 6 p.m.
458 Blair in Eugene

Manolo de los Santos of IFCO/Pastors for Peace will visit Eugene to  challenge the US government to revoke its blockade of Cuba and establish a  foreign policy based on respect between the two nations. He will also  speak on the impact the US blockade has on people in both countries.

Manolo de los Santos is a staff member of Pastors for Peace. In the last decade he has co-led numerous delegations and caravans to Cuba in civil disobedience of the US blockade. He also coordinates solidarity, community organizing, and political education projects in Haiti, Cuba, and Central America for Pastors for Peace. Manolo currently lives in Cuba where he studies Theology and Philosophy at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Matanzas, Cuba.

This event is a potluck - please bring food to share if possible; beverages and table settings provided. This is a free public event at a fully accessible facility. Sponsored by LASC, Latin America Solidarity Committee (formerly CISCAP). More info: l


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Eugene Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) Chapter Meeting

April 20th, 6 p.m.
Upstairs at Market of Choice at 67 W 29th in Eugene

The meeting will listen to a recording of a presentation on the April CCL educational conference call by Katherine Hammack, former Asst. Secretary of the Army, an experienced leader in the energy and environmental field.

She was appointed by President Obama, and confirmed by the Senate, to be the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.  She worked with the Obama administration, focusing on Net Zero (energy, water and waste), resiliency and sustainability for all of the Army's installations worldwide.

She is an expert on climate change and sustainability strategies and oversaw LEED certification for the largest LEED project in the world when she was with Ernst & Young. She has extensively spoken around the world at conferences and in radio interviews regarding sustainability, resilience and net zero strategies.

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Syrian Refugees: A Presentation by Tod Schneider

Unitarian Universalist Church at 1685 W 13th in Eugene
April 20th, 7 p.m.

The Unitarian Universalist Church will present a talk by guest speaker Tod Schneider followed by a short documentary on the Syrian refugee crisis.

Tod Schneider is a Eugene-based writer active in Community Supported Shelters and the Lane County Refugee Resettlement Coalition. He recently traveled to Greece as a member of a fact-finding team investigating conditions in refugee camps. The team provided assistance and interviewed and recorded the stories of refugees who risked everything attempting to reach safety in Europe, but now find themselves trapped in camps with minimal access to food, healthcare, and personal safety. Tod will discuss the trip and show slides from the group's experience.

Tod's talk will be followed by a showing of the PBS Frontline episode "Children of Syria" that features a Syrian family with four children living in the ruins of war-torn Aleppo. Filmed over a three year period, the documentary follows the family's flight to a refugee camp in Turkey and eventually to resettlement in a small town in Germany where they cope with the after-effects of trauma, dislocation, and loss while meeting the challenges of assimilation and acceptance in a foreign country.

This event is free and open to the community.






Peter DeFazio - Our Representative Democracy - Can it Survive?

April 21st, 12 - 1 p.m.
Knight Law Center, Room 175, University of Oregon in Eugene

Pre-registration is required. More details coming soon!


March For Science Eugene

April 22nd, 12-2 p.m.
UO Quad

Join scientists, activists, and concerned citizens to stand and march for science, research, investigative integrity, and the environment! See more


April 22nd, 2 - 5 p.m.
The Barn Light East near 8th and Ferry

Come to the Science March, then join us for  Earth Day Science Pub!  Local scientists Tom Titus, Brian Dykstra and Rachel Zitomer share some of their work and educate local communities about native amphibians & reptiles, bees, plants and community conservation efforts.


Eugene Public Library Family Fun -  Yoga Geared to Families

April 23rd, 1 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th & Olive

Brynne Blevins Andrus teaches relaxing, energizing "Yoga" geared to families.


The Future of Public Education With Randi Weingarten, 
President, American Federation of Teachers

April 26th, 7 p.m.
Guistina Ballroom, Ford Alumni Center, 1720 E 13th in Eugene
Randi Weingarten has served as president of the 1.6 million-member American Federation of Teachers since 2008. Previously, she was president of the United Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 2, representing approximately 200,000 educators in New York City.

Weingarten holds degrees from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Cardozo School of Law, and has worked as a lawyer and a high school history teacher. 

In 2013, the New York Observer named Weingarten one of the most influential New Yorkers of the past 25 years. She is a regular columnist for The New York Times'  SundayReview and an active member of the Democratic National Committee.

This event is part of the Wayne Morse Center's Margaret Hallock Program for Women's Rights. Cosponsored by United Academics, AAUP-AFT Local 3209; AFT-Oregon; the World Affairs Council; and the UO Labor Education and Research Center.


A Trans/Gender Diverse Happy Hour

April 26th, 5 - 8 p.m.
Wayward Lamb at 150 W Broadway in Eugene

Come join us for our monthly Trans/Gender Diverse Happy Hour at The Wayward Lamb!!

Come hang out, meet new people, connect with old friends, and help us build a better sense of community here in Eugene. 

The HIV Alliance will be there providing FREE HIV testing, safer sex supplies, safer sex education, and a FREE needle exchange. Need clean needles for your hormones, a new Sharps container, or have old needles that need to be disposed of? The HIV Alliance is here to help! Come check them out!

AGE 21+
ALL IDENTITIES WELCOME (that includes allies too!)

*** This is a trans/gender diverse dedicated event. No gender or sexuality policing will occur and all are welcome to enjoy! ***


Starhawk: Vision and Story for Challenging Times

April 27th, 6 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th & Olive

Says activist and author Starhawk, "Stories tell us who we are and who we can be.  They can limit us or liberate us. The stories we tell determine what images fill our minds, what possibilities we believe in, what forces we set in motion. To make change, we must first envision it." In this free talk, Starhawk will draw from her visionary fiction, "The Fifth Sacred Thing" and its sequel "City of Refuge," to help listeners find vision and inspiration for these times of great change.
Starhawk is an author, activist, permaculture designer and teacher, and one of the most respected voices in modern earth-based spirituality. She is the author or coauthor of twelve books, including "The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess" and the ecotopian novel "The Fifth Sacred Thing," now in development for film and television. Her most recent non-fiction book is "The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups," on group dynamics, power, conflict and communications.
Starhawk directs Earth Activist Training, teaching permaculture design grounded in spirit and with a focus on organizing and activism. She travels internationally, lecturing and teaching on earth-based spirituality, the tools of ritual, and the skills of activism. This talk is presented in partnership by Eugene Public Library, the University of Oregon Center for the Study of Women in Society, and the University of Oregon Office of Academic Affairs. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the University of Oregon Duck Store. Free. Information:  541-682-5450 or


Gender Revolution Documentary Screening and Q&A

April 27th, 6-8 p.m.
Camas Ridge Community School at 1150 E 29th in Eugene

Join us for a screening of this riveting documentary that takes a deep look at the personal journeys of intersex and transgender people that explore the meaning of gender, understanding gender identity and gender expression, what science tells us about gender, gender and childhood, and how gender politics play out in the larger culture. There will be a Q&A after the screening.

This event is for adults and young adults (high school age) only, please. There is limited space available, so please RSVP here to ensure a spot.

Childcare will be provided at Camas Ridge and light refreshments will be served.


Democracy School

April 28th - April 29th

Hosted by Community Rights Lane County and presented by Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. Please let us know if you or anyone else you know would be interested in participating to learn more about the history and legal system that drives the Community Rights Movement.

$70/person - limited scholarships available. The second class is not yet scheduled but will be in the next few months. 

Learn more about the Democracy School


Ben Linder: ¡PRESENTE!

April 28th, 7 p.m.
EMU Crater Lake Room, UO campus in Eugene 

A celebration of the life and work of  Ben Linder, on the 30th anniversary of his assassination.  More details soon.


Treasure Island Theater Production Benefitting Bridgeway House

April 28th, 7 p.m.
Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene
Bridgeway House will present their 11th annual theatre production featuring a cast of stage performers with autism.
This year's production features the interpretation of the classic adventure novel Treasure Island by Robert Lewis Stevenson. Directed by Judy Wenger, the theatre presentation will feature a talented cast of performers with autism who each bring their own exceptional touches to the theatre interpretation.
$10.50 for those 17 and younger, $12 for those 18+.  More information and tickets.


Multicultural Student Union 3rd Annual POW WOW

April 29th, Noon - Midnight
Werner University Center, Western Oregon University, Monmouth

Dinner provided during the dinner break, from 5-7 p.m. First grand entry is at noon, and 2nd grand entry is at 7 p.m. Free admission, and all ages welcome!


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April 30th, 1 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th & Olive

Join us for a bilingual family festival with live music, dance, and more!



Democracy and Civic Engagement

May 3rd, 6 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th & Olive in Eugene

The tools of the Internet have made it easier for one to communicate to many, but have also made it easier to invent and share misinformation. Join Andrew DeVigal for a talk about the ways in which good journalism and facts are inextricably linked to the health of democracy. He will also lead discussion of potential solutions to the timely, thorny issues of trust, civic life, and public knowledge. DeVigal is the Chair of Journalism Innovation and Civic Engagement at the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication.
Recent developments in technology have wrought great changes in the communication and media industry - and, maybe more importantly, altered society. The technology that is supposed to bring people closer may also be eroding the environment democracy needs to thrive.
While hoaxes and propaganda are not new, never before has everyone been able to share opinions or broadcast real-time events globally. As a nation, the public must face these challenges with courage, integrity, innovation, and engagement. 
Andrew DeVigal  is the Chair of Journalism Innovation and Civic Engagement, and the first professor of practice, at the School of Journalism and Communication and the Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon. DeVigal is an  Emmy-award winning journalist and was formerly multimedia editor at The New York Times. Free. Information:  541-682-5450 or


Small Business Clinic: Ask the Experts

May 4th and 18th, 5 - 7 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library

Running a small business? Or thinking of starting one? Get one-on-one advice and mentoring from the experts. Sign up in advance for a no-cost, individual, and confidential one hour session with a SCORE counselor to address the issues most important to your business right now. This project is sponsored by Eugene Public Library and SCORE: Counselors to America's Small Business.

Free.  Pre-register for individual one hour appointments:  541-682-5450.


Money Matters for Beginners

May 9th, 5:30 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th & Olive

Money matters affect everyone every day. But not everyone know that there are some basic rules that lead to financial stability and success. This user-friendly workshop outlines these rules and helps participants to apply them to improve their financial outlook. Learn about savings, budgeting, cash flow, debt management, and how to adopt financial strategies that lead to positive long-term outcomes. This event is presented in partnership by Eugene Public Library, Prosperity Program of  Goodwill Industries of Lane and South Coast Counties, and  United Way of Lane County.

Free. Information:  541-682-5450 or


Rally to Save the Elliot State Forest

May 9th, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
State Capitol (Eugene carpool info TBA)

Join us for the State Land Board meeting in Salem - this meeting could decide the fate of this magnificent public treasure! The people will be heard! Wear green. Bring signs! 

Over 300 activists went to Salem to pressure Oregon legislators and State Treasurer Tobias Read last Wednesday to keep the Elliott public. OLCV Executive Director Doug Moore said, "I was very encouraged by Treasurer Read's response as well as his thoughts on the Elliott. He's listening to our concerns and is open to a better solution." Keep the pressure on!

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Springfield Museum at 590 Main in Springfield

"We Are Neighbors" is a photography exhibit celebrating immigrants living in Lane County.  The exhibit features photographs from the original collection first presented by Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC) in 1996, as well as eight new photographs, representing individuals from six countries.

The official opening night will also the night of the Springfield Friday Art Walk. Music and poetry will be part of our celebration at the Museum that evening. We hope to see you there!

The exhibit will be at the Springfield Museum from May 2nd through the month of June. This project was organized by members of the Immigrant Rights subcommittee of the Springfield-Eugene SURJ (Showing Up for Justice) chapter, in collaboration with Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC). The event is co-sponsored by the City of Springfield Diversity and Inclusion Committee, SAfER (Springfield Alliance for Equality and Respect), and Skipping Stones Multicultural Literary Magazine.


ThinkMujer Summit 2017

May 12th, 7:30 a.m.
Oregon Convention Center at 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. in Portland 

This single-track annual event convenes the region's foremost Latina thinkers and doers to gain leadership insights, network for personal and professional growth, and share each other's stories. Our summit attendees believe it's the most  rewarding  professional development seminar they attend all year.


"Triumph Anyway!": Counselor Tanya Peterson on How to Thrive Despite Mental Health Challenges

May 13th, 2 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th & Olive

For Mental Health Awareness Month, counselor and author Tanya Peterson will give a talk on how to thrive despite mental health challenges. Peterson will share the principles of acceptance therapy and how to apply them to create a quality life and "triumph anyway!" Tanya J. Peterson is a counselor, writer for the "Anxiety-Schmanxiety" blog, and author of four novels.

Free. Information:  541-682-5450 or



Through May 13th
Lane County Historical Museum, Eugene

"Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War II" is a traveling exhibit produced the by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission. It features forty-five images, taken by Farm Security Administration photographer Russell Lee near the communities of Nyssa, Oregon and Rupert, Shelley, and Twin Falls, Idaho in the summer of 1942, three text panels, and a short video featuring excerpts from oral history interviews with people who lived in the camps. The exhibit examines farm labor camps during the war and the use of Japanese Americans as a labor source, specifically in the sugar beet industry. More info


Talk Time: Conversational English

May 18th, 4 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th & Olive

Learning English? Come meet other learners and practice conversational English together. Talk Time is an opportunity to build listening and speaking skills at a friendly, casual gathering.

Free. Information: 541-682-5450 or .


Bertha Holt Elementary School 2nd Annual Cultural Heritage Celebration

May 19th, 6-8:30 p.m.
Bertha Holt Elementary School at 770 Calvin Street in Eugene

Our goal is to celebrate and educate students about the various cultures that make up our school and community. Last year was a huge success - we had 40 display tables, 10 art activities, donations from various restaurants and 5 performances. It's a night to celebrate a variety of cultures at our school, community, country and from around the world!

We are currently seeking community members and student organizations to participate by hosting a booth with information that showcases their culture or to do a performance. The display could include traditional regalia, artifacts, musical instruments, food, cultural game, art activity, or a display board outlining the characteristics of their culture or a prominent figure from their country of origin (ex. artists, scientists, inventors, or musicians).

If interested, contact


Deadline to Submit Artwork

May 19th
309 W 4th in Eugene

So Small: Miniature Art Show is a silent auction of donated artwork for the OSLP Arts & Culture Program. This year, all proceeds will go into the OSLP Arts & Culture Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship fund provides full and partial scholarships to participants who could not otherwise afford to attend classes, workshops, and/or mentorships at the OSLP Arts & Culture Program.

More info


Fake News: Why It Matters and How to Fight It

May 23rd, 6 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th & Olive

Explore the current debate about fake news with University of Oregon journalism professors Damian Radcliffe and Peter Laufer. These information experts will offer historical insights, contemporary analysis, and practical tools to empower the public in telling fact from fiction.

Peter Laufer is the James Wallace Chair Professor in Journalism at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. An international news correspondent and award-winning author, he has written over 18 books, produced several documentaries for NBC News, and consulted on National GeographicWashington Monthly, and Mother Jones radio programs.

Damian Radcliffe is the Carolyn S. Chambers Professor in Journalism at the University of Oregon and a fellow of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. A regular contributor to the BBC, Huffington Post, and others, he writes about digital trends, social media, technology, the business of media, and the evolution of journalism.

Free. Information: 541-682-5450 or


Citizen Journalism: Writing Workshop

May 25th, 6 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th & Olive


May 25th
309 W 4th in Eugene

So Small: Miniature Art Show is a silent auction of donated artwork for the OSLP Arts & Culture Program. This year, all proceeds will go into the OSLP Arts & Culture Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship fund provides full and partial scholarships to participants who could not otherwise afford to attend classes, workshops, and/or mentorships at the OSLP Arts & Culture Program.

More info


Deadline to buy tickets: May 22nd


Rural Caucus and Strategy Session

June 3rd and 4th
Madras, Oregon

This is the biggest day of the year for Rural Organizing Project (ROP) - it is when the entire statewide network of rural organizers and community leaders come together to share stories and skills, build relationships and analysis, and advance plans to strengthen the movement for democracy and justice in rural and small town Oregon.  

The Rural  Caucus and Strategy Session began in the early 1990s and continued as an annual tradition because it serves as a space for leaders to reflect on our work over the last year, share our lessons learned, and build collective next steps. Every Rural  Caucus and Strategy Session features think tanks on topics that reflect on our moment in time, the issues impacting rural and small town Oregon, and how to continue to build our long-term movement for justice and human dignity.


"Music in the Meadow" with Special Guest Peter Wilde

June 11th, 12 - 6 p.m.
Madison Meadow

Once again, we will celebrate the close of yet another wonderful school year by holding our annual "un-Recital"! This annual event is an opportunity for students old and new to present anything that they would like to share, in a causal family-picnic-style setting. It is also a great way to share our accomplishments with the neighbors in the vicinity who have been exceedingly supportive with everything we do over here.

Depending on how many people wish to play, we may start and/or end an hour earlier or later, but the general time frame is from noon to 6pm, with families coming and going throughout the day. Please email us at if you have any special time requests for performing at this event! And Jen will have a wish-list for what folks they can bring and how they can help with set-up, etc. Hope to see you all there!


Community Rights Lane County Meetings

Every 3rd Monday, 6-8 p.m.
First United Methodist Church at 1376 Olive in Eugene

Learn more at


Friends of Sanctuary City

Every Second Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church at 1376 Olive in Eugene

Join our meetings to advocate for and support the people of the Sanctuary City! More info: Kate Gessert at


Rush Hour Resistance Eugene

Every weekday, 5-6 p.m.
Old Federal Building at 211 E. 7th in Eugene

Rally. Protest. Speakers. Networking.  Stop Trump!  Reclaim Democracy!  Learn more at


Free Family Fun

Every Sunday, 1 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th and Olive

Kids and family: drop in for a new activity every week! More info:  541-682-8316 or


Weekly Peace Vigils in Eugene

Women in Black
Mondays, 5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Across from the old federal building

Peace Meditation
Tuesdays, 8:20 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Old federal building plaza

Peace Vigil
Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Old federal building plaza

Peace Vigil
Saturdays, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Outside Eugene Downtown Library

For more information contact Michael at CALC at or (541) 485-1755.


Occupy Medical Free Clinic

Every Sunday
Intake 11:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.
509 East 13th Ave


KEPW 97.3 FM  Home Grown Community Radio Meeting

Every Thursday, 6-8 p.m.
Upstairs Growers Market at 454 Willamette in Eugene

Eugene PeaceWorks is the parent organization of Home Grown Radio Station 97.3 KEPW-LP. This station's focus is economic justice, environmental sustainability, local food production, and music made right here in Oregon.

If you'd like to be a part of Home Grown Radio and you have ideas, skills, energy and want to help,  come to our weekly meetings!


Whiteaker Community Council (WCC) Meetings

Second Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Whiteaker Community Center at Clark and N. Jackson

Free and open to the public.


The Interfaith Prayer Service

11th of every month,  6:45 p.m. - 8 p.m.
1166 Oak in Eugene

Each month features 8-10 presenters representing a variety of spiritual backgrounds.


Volunteer for Burrito Brigade

Every Sunday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
First Christian Church at 1166 Oak in Eugene

Burrito Brigade's mission is to feed the unhoused and hungry of Eugene through a local community network of personal donors and nonprofit partnerships while engaging our community in the fight to end hunger. Burrito Brigade works with, accepts donations from, and provides for the public, regardless of ability, race, gender, gender identity, sexuality, sexual orientation, social status, addiction, criminal background, political and religious affiliation or age.


Volunteer for Pita Brigade (aka Pita Parade)

Every Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Bethesda Lutheran Church at 4445 Royal in Eugene

Join us on Saturday at Bethesda Lutheran Church to make Vegan Sloppy Joe Pita's for the hungry!

We are making about 200 pitas, so we need at least 8 to 10 volunteers. We desperately need help with distribution. If you have a car and can spend an hour Saturday afternoon distributing meals, we would really appreciate your help! Please do RSVP so we know how much coffee to put on! Folks who want to help set up, please come anytime after 9 a.m. Please enter via the kitchen which is on the north east side of the Church (by the wooden gate surrounding the trash cans).


Cuentos y Canciones:
Stories & Songs in Spanish

Every Saturday, 11:15 a.m.
Bethel Branch of Eugene Public Library
1990 Echo Hollow in Eugene

A free weekly storytime in Spanish for children and families.  Para información en español, llame 541-682-5450 y presione 5 For information in English, call 541-682-8316.

Sensory Storytime 

Every Wednesday, 1 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library

Fun stories, songs, and word play designed especially for children with sensory integration or other special needs, with caregivers. Developed by Debby Laimon, Early Childhood School Psychologist.

Free. Information:  541-682-8316  or .


Every Friday 3-7 p.m.
Sprout Market, 418 A St in Springfield

Have a sit-down meal and a beer from Claim 52, or buy food to go!

Huerto de la Familia is a nonprofit organization offering Latino families a place to connect to their roots and the earth by growing their own food, as well as training and peer education in organic gardening, small scale farming and small business creation. They build wide-ranging partnerships to achieve their goals of cultural identity, community integration and economic self-sufficiency in the Latino community.


Free Monthly Urgent Care Pediatric Clinic

First Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Centro Latino Americano at 944 W. 5th Ave. in Eugene

Occupy Medical, with the amazing support of Florencia Kantt, N.P., will be offering a free monthly urgent care pediatric clinic at the Centro Latino Americano, for children 15 years or younger. Services include non-emergent care for common childhood illnesses such as allergies, colds and flu, conjunctivitis, coughs, sore throats, fever and constipation.

More info: 541-687-2667

Clínica de Urgencias Pediátricas Mensual

Si usted o su niño/a no tiene seguro médico y usted tiene preguntas sobre la salud de él o ella, lo invitamos a participar en nuestra clínica pediátrica mensual.

No es necesario filar una cita.

La clínica funcionará el primer miércoles de cada mes desde las 6:30-8:30 pm
( Nov. 2, Dic. 7, Ene. 4, Feb 1, etc)

Los servicios incluyen atencíon para urgencias simples y no emergentes-
resfríos/gripa, dolor de gargantua, tos, calentura, esteñimiento, conjunctivitis de ojos, y problemas de alergias para niños y niñas haste los 15 años.

Centro Latino Americano
944 W. 5th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon
Teléphono: 1-541-687-2667