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Activist Alert 1-9-2014

• Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg’s fourth State of the City address will be at 5:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 9, at City Hall, 225 Fifth St. The event is free and open to the public.

• A gathering to “Save the Bees” involving the Pacific Green Party and others will be from 6 to 8 pm Thursday, Jan. 9, at Growers Market, 454 Willamette. The group is gathering to plan a March event with Oregon Sustainable Bee Keepers. See heliosnetwork.org for more information on this and other events. 

No Kill Lane County is holding a vigil from noon to 2 pm Saturday, Jan. 11, at First Avenue Shelter, 3970 W. 1st Ave., “to honor the adoptable/treatable animals killed by Greenhill,” according to organizers. Find the event on Facebook at wkly.ws/1o2.

• The monthly Interfaith Service Prayer Service will be at 6:45 pm Saturday, Jan. 11, at First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St. Last month’s service was canceled due to hazardous street conditions. This month’s music will include the Eugene Peace Choir.

Friends of Civic Stadium is holding a “fun fundraising event” for the Civic Escrow Account from 7 to 9 pm Saturday, Jan. 11, at Hop Valley Brewing Co., 990 W. 1st. Ave. Live music by The Porch Band. More information at friendsofcivicstadium.org.

• A “Report Back from Fort Benning” is planned at 6:30 pm Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Latin America Solidarity Committee (LASC) office, 458 Blair St. Joan Noyce, Aleita Hass-Holcombe and Dorothea Marcomb will talk about their participation in events held at the gates of the School of the Americas in Georgia, which has been renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. Potluck at 6 pm.

• Biologist and author Jim Lichatowich will discuss the fate of Pacific salmon at 7 pm Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Valley Library on the OSU campus. His new book is Salmon, People, and Place: A Biologist’s Search for Salmon Recovery, just published by the OSU Press. Also speaking will be Carmel Finley, an OSU scientist, historian and author of All the Fish in the Sea. Lichatowich will also speak in a seminar earlier that day, from 4 to 5 pm, in Nash 206 on campus.

• The 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. March, celebration and student contest will begin at 1:30 pm Monday, Jan. 20, at the Springfield Justice Center, 230 4th St. in Springfield. A community march in Eugene will begin at 9:30 am that day in the Science Factory parking lot next to Autzen Stadium.