Thursday, March 10

■ Community Food for Creswell (aka Creswell Food Pantry), 364 Cobalt Lane, 541-246-9117, Open each Thursday 9:30 a.m.-Noon. For more information go to communityfoodforcreswell.org. (Weekly)

Friday, March 11-12

■ Friends of the Springfield Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street. For additional information, contact Michele Tierney at 541.726.4609.

■ Eugene Health & Wellness Expo, 4 - 8:30 p.m., Lane Events Center. For information call 541.633.7115 or visit dammstraightproductions.com.

Friday-Sunday, March 11-13

■ 42nd Lane County Home & Garden Show, Lane Events Center - Fairgrounds. FREE with 3 Cans of Food to Benefit FOOD for Lane County or $5 Admission at the Door. Opens Friday at Noon. 

Saturday-Sunday, March 12-13

■ Cottage Grove “Get Your Green On” Bazaar, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Elks Lodge. Shop among 25 vendors selling a wide variety of items for personal and gift giving enjoyment.

 Monday, March 14

■ Creswell City Council, 7 p.m. McCluskey Chambers, City Hall. To view the agenda, visit the city’s website www.ci.creswell.or.us.

■ Cottage Grove City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall, 400 Main Street. 

■ Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee, 3-4 p.m. For more information about this month's meeting, please call 541-942-2411.

■ Springfield School Board Meeting - Business Meeting, 7-10 p.m., Board Room of the Springfield Public Schools Administration Building, 640 A Street.

■ Pleasant Hill School District Board Meeting, 7 p.m., Pleasant Hill Community Center or go to www.pleasanthill.k12.or.us for more information.

Tuesday, March 15

■ Dr. Bud Pierce, Gubernatorial candidate for Oregon, will host a meet-and-greet Q&A session at The Cottage Events Venue in Cottage Grove, 2915 Row River Rd, from 4-5:30 p.m. For more info go to: www.budpierce.org. RSVP requested to [email protected] (for catering purposes).

■ Creswell City Council will host a Fourth of July 2021 Debrief Town Hall Meeting, 6 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 597 S. Front Street.

■ Springfield Planning Commission Regular Session, 6-8 p.m., 225 Fifth Street. This is a virtual meeting, go to springfield-or.gov for more information.  

Wednesday, March 16 

■ Creswell Community Singers Rehearsals, 12:45-2:15 pm. Creswell Church of Christ

■ Cottage Grove Planning Commission Meeting, 7-9 p.m. Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Contact Eric Mongan, City Planner, 541-942-3340 for information.

Thursday, March 17

■ Creswell Planning Commission, 5:30 p.m. McCluskey Chambers, City Hall 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

■ The Agrarian Sharing Network will be hosting Propagation Fairs-March 6 for Cottage Grove and Creswell, 11 a.m. at the Cottage Grove Armory, March 26 for Springfield at Springfield Lively Swim Park. These fairs feature free scion (grafting wood) from over a hundred different fruit varieties: apple, pear, Asian pear, plum, peach, cherry, quince, fig, grape, and more. Corresponding rootstock is available for $3, with grafting assistance free or by donation. Also lots of free vegetable seed. If you would like to help out at a local fair or in pre-fair scion collection/sorting, drop a comment or email [email protected]

■ ILLUMINATION exhibit at Springfield History Museum has been extended through March 12, including a special outdoor event on March 11 during the 2nd Friday Art Walk. For more info, Mindy Linder, 541-726.3677 or [email protected]

■ Give Blood & Save a Life! To schedule your donation, visit www.schedule.bloodworksnw.org or call 800-398-7888. Type O blood is needed most in emergency trauma situations.

■ AARP Tax Assistance Program Update: This free service available through April 16. Sites in the Eugene/Springfield area offer limited days by appointment only. Call 541.954.7941 for more info. 

■ Wanna be a baseball or softball umpire? The Oregon Athletic Officials Association and the Oregon School Activities Association are recruiting officials for the high school spring sports seasons. Register online at https://www.osaa.org/officials (Registration period ends April 22)

■ Covid-19 Testing Clinic, 2-4 p.m, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 84520 N. Enterprise Rd, Feb. 22 and every other Tuesday to follow. Follow the links below for scheduling and more information. Registration for testing will open at noon on the Monday prior to the event. Lane County Public Health Covid-19 Testing Page, Covid-19 Testing Registration.

■ Creswell residents are invited to apply to Lane Electric scholarship program. Applications are officially open for Lane Electric’s 2022 scholarship program. Applications are due by 1 p.m., Thursday, April 7. For more information and to apply, go to laneelectric.com.

■ On Saturday, March 19, Creswell Grange will hold The Spice Of Life Food Drive to benefit the Creswell Food Pantry. It is a drive-and-drop event. Volunteers will be curbside at Creswell Grange to accept donations from 9 am until 3 pm. Creswell Grange is located at 274 W. Oregon Ave.

■ Community Meals: Tue. & Thur: Trinity Lutheran Church, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Sixth & Quincy Ave. Free To-Go Meals. Wed: Hope in The Grove Baptist Church, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 77820 Mosby Creek Rd. Free To-Go Meals. Sunday: Soup’s On, 4-5 p.m., ROP (Rural Organizing Project) .