Community, Cottage Grove

Plan now for Bohemia Mining Days activities

The 59th annual Bohemia Mining Days festival is fast approaching and will be held July 19-21 in Cottage Grove. Here are a few suggestions that will maximize your fun and enjoyment of Cottage Grove’s biggest event of the year:

BMD’s Bohemia City Players casting call
Thanks to a grant from Dari-Mart, live theatre returns to “Bohemia City’s” Cultural Heritage Stage in Coiner Park. The play, “Gold, Grit and Guns: Locals Who Left a Mark” is written and directed by Jennifer Mandeville Schulz. There will be two daily performances, Thursday through Saturday.
Actors interested in auditioning for the play may participate in one of the two planned auditions: Wednesday, June 20 and Saturday, June 23 at 7 p.m. at the Cottage Grove Community Center & Library, 700 E. Gibbs Ave.
The casting call is for men ages 18-85, 1 woman 18-25 and several kids ages 8-13.
Please direct all questions to Jennifer Mandeville-Schulz at 541-510-8894

BMD’s Covered Bridge Tours pre-registration underway
Bohemia Mining Days, in partnership with South Lane Wheels and the Cottage Grove Tour Guides, offers a two-hour guided tour of the six area covered bridges. Knowledgeable costumed guides share information on the history of the Cottage Grove community and each bridge. The tour allows time for photo-taking at each stop and each participant receives a keepsake at the end.
Two tours are available on Saturday, July 21 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Seating is limited to 18 per tour on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tickets are $10 and must be paid in advance by Friday, July 6 at 5 p.m. Please mail check payable to Bohemia Mining Days and put Covered Bridge Tour in the memo. Mail to P.O. Box 1297, Cottage Grove, OR 97424. For credit/debit card payments by phone, call the Festival Office at 541-942-5064.

BMD’s Carnival All-Day Advance Ride Bracelets now on sale
Save money on carnival rides. Discount Bohemia Mining Days All-Day Carnival Ride Bracelet coupons are now available at the Cottage Grove Bi-Mart, 100 N. Gateway Blvd. for $22 ($30 on site). Save even more with two-for-1 Buddy Day on Thursday, July 19: buy one bracelet and get one free. Limited number of coupons available while supplies last before July 19.

More information is available at or call 541-942-5064.



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