Go2: Local Calendar

Go2: Week of Nov. 16

SPRINGFIELD 

THROUGH  NOV. 30

• Day of the Dead Photography Exhibition in Springfield City Hall Lobby, presented in partnership with Comunidad y Herencia Cultural, Eugene Arte Latino and Día de Muertos Oregon Project.

THURSDAY, NOV. 16 

& SATURDAY, NOV. 18

• Thurston High School Theatre presents “The Apocalypse,” 7:30 p.m., Thurston HS Auditorium, $5 for students, $7 for general admission.

THURSDAY, NOV. 16

•  PNW Tuners and Muscle Cars meet up, 6:30 p.m. in the Safeway parking lot, 5415 Main St. All are welcome. 

•  Medicare Help Day, 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. at Willamalane Adult Activity Center. Get answers to Medicare questions. Schedule counseling sessions. No registration required.

•  Greeters: Business Before Hours at Tavern on Main, 7-8:30 a.m., 338 Main St.

• Six Pillars of Brain Health, 2:30 p.m., Bob Keefer Center in the Heron Room, 250 S. 32nd St. Hosted by AARP OR. Register online. Free admission.

• Greeters Business of the Month Mixer with Springfield Chamber of Commerce, 5:30-7 p.m. at Edward Jones-Shiloh Powers, 1400 Executive Parkway #307.

• Welcoming Our New Neighbors event, 6 p.m at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1300 Pearl St., Eugene. A community fundraiser supporting refugees and immigrants in Lane County. Tickets: ccslc.org/wonn2023.

•  “Wunderkammer” performance by the Student Production Association of Lane Community College, 7:30 p.m. in the Blue Door Theatre on Lane Community College’s main campus. All seats are free; donations accepted at the door. 

FRIDAY, NOV. 17

• Cascade Volunteers Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, 6-9 p.m. at Willamette National Forest HQ, 3106 Pierce Parkway. 

• Free family movie night, 6-8 p.m., Guy Lee Elementary School. Showing “Super Mario Bros” movie.

FRIDAY, NOV. 17 & 

SATURDAY, NOV. 18

• The Academy of Arts and Academics Arts Department presents “‘’93 Unplugged,” 7:30 p.m. at A3. Free. Donations accepted at the door. 

SATURDAY, NOV. 18

• Lane County Audubon Society Third Saturday Bird Outing, 8 a.m. at 307 S. 5th St. Vjera Thompson will lead the outing. It will cover 2-3 miles on a flat, paved, multi use path with a couple of benches. There is a beaver pond. Attendees with accessibility requests may contact Vjera at [email protected].

• Holiday Fair, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. at Thurston Community Baptist Church. 

• Stuff the Trunk Christmas Toy Drive Benefit for The Arc Lane County, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at 4181 E St. Hosted by Women of American Muscle. The ladies will be decorating their cars in a Christmas theme and the community will get to vote for their favorite by placing toys in the trunk of their favorite car. Christmas booths, shopping, and food trucks. 

• Let’s Roll! Skate Party, noon-2 p.m. at Bob Keefer Center. Skate in style with music, games, and fun for all ages. Bring roller skates, in-line skates, rollerblades, or rent skates for $3 when you register. Admission is in-district $7 or out-of-district $10. Register at willamalane.org/SkateParty.

• Donuts and Drop-off Bottle and Can Drive for the Centennial Elementary School, 9-11 a.m., at the Centennial Elementary School.

SUNDAY, NOV. 19

• Comic Book Swap, noon – 6 p.m., Castle of Games in Springfield, Free admission to the public. Tables available for vendors.

• Original Artist Showcase, 3 – 8:30 p.m, Plank Town Brewing

TUESDAY, NOV. 21

• Springfilm: School of Rock (2003) at the Springfield Public Library from 6-10: p.m. 

THURSDAY, NOV. 23

• Turkey Stuffer, 8:30 a.m., Lively Park, A 5K community tradition to run, walk, roll, or waddle on Thanksgiving morning.

FRIDAY, NOV. 24

• Drop-In Tech Help at the Springfield Public Library from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

• Mobile Pantry at the Bob Keefer Center, 4-6 p.m., 250 32nd St.

SATURDAY, NOV. 25

• NaNoWriMo Write-In at the Springfield Public Library from 10 a.m -2:30 p.m. 

TUESDAY, NOV. 28 

• Springfield Chamber of Commerce Chamber Roundtable, 4-5 p.m., Chamber Depot, 101 S A St.

THURSDAY, NOV. 30

• Greeters Business of the Month Mixer with Springfield Chamber of Commerce, 7-8:30 a.m., Springfield City Hall, doors open at 6:30 a.m.

SOUTHERN WILLAMETTE VALLEY

FRIDAY, NOV. 17

• Native American Cultural Presentation with Deitrich Peters, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, 6:30 p.m., Cottage Grove Library.

SATURDAY, NOV. 18

• South Valley Winter Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Cottage Grove Armory,  628 E. Washington Ave.

• BINGO at the American Legion, 5-7 p.m., American Legion 826 W. Main St., Cottage Grove. 

• Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Elementary School, hosted by the Class of 2025.

• Nature Walk, 10 a.m. at Mount Pisgah Arboretum. Join Mount Pisgah Arboretum Education staff and Migrant Education Teen Nature Guides for a free guided walk all about acorns. Meet at the Education Building. Ask staff beforehand at the beginning for a free parking pass.

SATURDAY, NOV. 18 & SUNDAY, NOV. 19

• Pre-Thanksgiving Bazaar at Western Oregon Exposition Fair Grounds, 2000 N. Douglas Ave., Cottage Grove. Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

SUNDAY, NOV. 19

• November Craft Market, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Saginaw Vineyard, 80247 Delight Valley Road, Cottage Grove. Local vendors, live music, food and drink. Family friendly. Free.

• Bingo benefiting South Valley Athletics, 3-5 p.m. at Covered Bridge Brewing Group.

MONDAY, NOV. 20

• Art Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Crafty Mercantile, Cottage Grove. $5-10 admission.

TUESDAY, NOV. 21

• Poetry Night, 7:30-9:30 p.m., The Cottage Events Venue, Cottage Grove.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 22

• Mobile Pantry, 3:30-5:30 p.m., 7th and Whiteaker parking lot behind Umpqua Bank, Cottage Grove.

FRIDAY, NOV. 24

• Art Walk, 6-8 p.m., Downtown Cottage Grove.

SATURDAY, NOV. 25

• BINGO at the American Legion, 5-7 p.m., American Legion 826 W. Main St., Cottage Grove.

SATURDAY, NOV. 25 & SUNDAY, NOV. 26

• A Very Merry Fundraiser at the Cottage Grove Armory, noon-5 p.m. Vendors, food, entertainment, children’s crafts. Some proceeds benefit Hope + Safety Alliance. Food For Lane County will have donation barrels for non-perishable food items. Admission is free; donations of non-perishable foods will get you a discount on food and drinks. Also accepting new and gently used winter clothes, winter shoes, new unopened underwear, and toiletries. More info: moblifeboutique.shop.

MONDAY, NOV. 27

• Art Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Crafty Mercantile, Cottage Grove. $5-10 admission.

• November meeting and community potluck, 5:30 p.m. at Dorena Grange. 

TUESDAY, NOV. 28

• Science on Tap, 5-7 p.m. at Axe and Fiddle, Cottage Grove.  Topic: northwestern pond turtle restoration. Suggested donation of $5.

Music 2 Your Ears

FRIDAY, NOV. 17

• Blue Mountaineers (bluegrass) – Brewstation, Cottage Grove, 6-9 p.m.

• Chris Baron & Two Secrets (rock fusion) – PublicHouse, Springfield, 7-9 p.m.  

• Sequel (psychedelic groove rock) – Axe & Fiddle, Cottage Grove, 8:30 p.m.

• Men from S.U.R.F. (hot rod music) – Monkey’s Paw Tiki Bar, Springfield, 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOV. 18

• Grrrlz Rock 2023 – Axe & Fiddle, Cottage Grove, 4-10:45 p.m. 

• Ida Jane & The Weekend Gardeners (alt folk) – Brewstation, Cottage Grove, 6-9 p.m.

SUNDAY, NOV. 19

• Petunia & The Vipers (modern rock & balladeering) – Axe & Fiddle, Cottage Grove, 8 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 22 

• Acoustic Jam with Gregg Biller – Brewstation, Cottage Grove, 6-7:30 p.m.

• Greg Nestler (singer-songwriter) – PublicHouse, Springfield, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

FRIDAY, NOV. 24

• The Huckleberrys (Americana) – Brewstation, Cottage Grove, 6-9 p.m. 

• Molasses (soul, jazz, R&B, hip hop) – PublicHouse, Springfield, 7-9 p.m. 

• Diminished Men, Egotones, Desert B (dark punk, psychedelic) – The Spot, Springfield, 8 p.m. 

SATURDAY, NOV. 25

• LB & Company (blues) – Brewstation, Cottage Grove, 6-9 p.m.

• Spacebar (indie pop rock) – Axe & Fiddle, Cottage Grove, 8:30 p.m. 

SUNDAY, NOV. 26

• Celtic Jam with Crow Patrick – Brewstation, Cottage Grove, 4-5:30 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29 

• Acoustic Jam with Gregg Biller – Brewstation, Cottage Grove, 6-7:30 p.m.

The Stagger and Sway (Americana) – PublicHouse, Springfield, 6:30-8:30 p.m

Civic Engagement

THURSDAY, NOV. 16

• Creswell Planning Commission, 5:30 p.m.  in the City Hall Conference Room. A public hearing will be held for Case No. SR-2023-02, a site design review request initiated by Camas Swale Properties, LLC to construct a Medical Clinic Tax Lot 8500, Assessor’s Map 19-03-13-23. The applicant will build an 8,500 sq ft Medical Clinic. The site is currently vacant. 

TUESDAY, NOV. 21

• Springfield History Museum Advisory Committee meeting, 5:30 p.m., Conference Room 3 and with hybrid option.

MONDAY, NOV. 27

• Creswell City Council work session, 6 p.m.

• Cottage Grove City Council meeting, 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, NOV. 28

• Lane County Board of Commissioners meeting, 9 a.m., Harris Hall and hybrid option.

• Creswell Park and Tree Advisory Board meeting, 10 a.m. at City Hall. 

Red Cross Blood Drives

FRIDAY, NOV. 17

• Pleasant Hill High School, 84455 N. Enterprise Rd., Pleasant Hill, 8:15 a.m.- 1:15 p.m.

TUESDAY, NOV. 21 

• Springfield Elks, 1701 Centennial Blvd., Springfield, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

How to donate blood

A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger must also meet certain height and weight requirements. 

More info: RedCrossBlood.org and 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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