Springfield Briefs

Springfield Night @ the Emeralds Aug. 11
Eugene Emeralds will team up with the City of Springfield for the annual Springfield Community Night on Sunday, Aug. 11 at PK Park. Tickets include the pregame exhibition softball game between the Springfield Police Department and returning guest team, The Replacements. The softball game begins at 3 p.m. and the Emeralds game begins at 5:05 p.m. The Ems will play the Vancouver Canadians in the final Monarcas game of the season. Springfield residents get a discount when purchasing tickets at the box office. Just bring proof of your Springfield address.
More info: milb.com/eugene.
Springfield Museum space sees renovations
The Springfield Museum’s second-floor permanent exhibit space and stairwell closed last Thursday in preparation for upcoming renovation work. The first-floor Kathy Jensen Gallery will remain open to the public with no change in hours.
As part of the Springfield Museum’s reorganization, the Springfield Interpretive Center will be moved from the second floor of the museum to the first floor, and the second floor will be used for collections storage and conservation workspaces.
“This renovation will give community members, visitors and researchers more accessibility to the museum’s exhibits, while also supporting the care and conservation of our irreplaceable artifacts,” said museum curator, Madeline McGraw.
In May 2019, the museum was awarded an $18,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation to purchase archival storage equipment to support the renovation project. The museum will continue to host changing exhibits, receptions and programing in the Kathy Jensen Gallery during the renovations.
More info: Facebook@SpringfieldMuseum or call 541-726-2300.
CLASS OF 1979: Thurston High School 40th class reunion weekend
— Friday, Aug. 2 event: No-host pizza social, 6 p.m. to close at Roaring Rapids Pizza Company, 4006 Franklin Blvd, Eugene. Meet at the outdoor reserved area.
— Saturday, Aug. 3 events: Tour of Thurston High School, 40 years later. Meet at 9 a.m. at the high school, 333 58th St., Springfield. At 10:30 a.m., take a Thurston-area bike trail walk. Meet at the parking area for the Jasper Road Trailhead at 32nd and Jasper roads. From 6 to 11 p.m., come to a dinner/dance at Along Came Trudy, 1488 18th St., Springfield. Join at 6 p.m. for socializing with no-host bar. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Bring any memorabilia you want to share with your former classmates for the evening. Dress code is semi-formal/casual.
Art Walk is Aug. 9
Second Friday Downtown Springfield Art Walk is Friday, Aug. 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. Join every second Friday of the month to celebrate local artists, musicians and merchants in Downtown Springfield. Venues and artists change monthly. More info: Facebook @ Discover Downtown Springfield.
Fall Hunting Classic is Aug. 17-18
Fall Hunting Classic at Cabela’s, 2800 Gateway St. will be held Aug. 17-18. Local pro-hunting tips, seminars, giveaways and prize drawings.



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