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Activist Alert 3-13-2014

A “Hunger Banquet” educational fundraiser is planned for 6 to 8 pm Thursday, March 13, at Unitarian Universalist Church at 13th and Chambers. Sponsored by OSPIRG, ShelterCare and others. All donations will go to the Rainy Day Food Pantry at LCC. Call Zack Wright of OSPIRG at 255-5364.

• “Collaboration Corvallis” is the topic at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, March 14, at the Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette St. Speakers will be Steve Clark, VP for university relations at OSU and Patricia Daniels, representing 28 neighborhood associations in Corvallis. The project focuses on land use and transportation planning, along with off-campus behavior issues involving OSU students who make up about 45 percent of Corvallis’ population. 

• A “Save the Bees” event is planned from 1 to 5 pm Saturday, March 15, at Cozmic, 199 W. 8th Ave. Speakers will include Paul Towers who was featured in the film Killing the Bees, along with Lisa Arkin, Philip Smith, Gary Rondeau and Bruce Newhouse. The event also includes short films, raffles, a silent auction and kids’ activities. See pacificgreens.org or call 543-9159.

• The 2014 Sharing the Coast Conference will be March 14-16 in Seaside and Cannon Beach. The annual conference is co-sponsored by the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators and the CoastWatch program of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition. Keynote speakers include Alan Rammer, Debbie Duffield, Stacy Galleher and Ralph Breitenstein. See oregonshores.org.

• Candidates for East Lane County commissioner are invited to a community forum at 6:30 pm Thursday, March 20, at the McKenzie River Mountain Resort in Blue River. Faye Stewart is the incumbent and challengers are Joann Ernst, Kevin Matthews, Jose Ortal and Jack Schoolcraft. 

• About 72 community garden plots remain available in Eugene in gardens at Alton Baker, Amazon, Mathews, River House, Skinner City Farm and in the Whiteaker. Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 season. Call 682-4800 or visit the city website at http://wkly.ws/1p9. A lottery drawing will be March 24 and any unassigned lots will be offered first-come, first-served.