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Biz Beat 8-21-2014

Join the Eugene SLUG Queens as they slime around downtown Eugene visiting local businesses. The SLUG Crawl departs Kesey Square at 4 pm, but you can stop by participating businesses any time on Aug. 23 and use the secret code “SLUG Queen” to enjoy a special discount. Participating businesses include: Townshend’s Tea, MECCA, Harlequin Beads, Heritage Drygoods, Party Downtown, Out on a Limb Gallery and more. 

Applications are now being taken for the daytime or evening option of the OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Program in Lane County, one of the most popular volunteer programs in Oregon. The evening term option will be on Thursday nights starting Sept. 11 and again Jan. 15. The daytime option will meet Wednesdays starting Jan. 7. Applications and more information are at the OSU Extension Service, 996 Jefferson St., or online at wkly.ws/2m.

ChickTech will be hosting a workshop Aug. 23-24 at OSU to encourage high school girls to enter computing and technical fields. The nonprofit based in Portland fosters a more inviting culture for women in technology. The workshops culminate with a free show from 4:30 to 5:45 pm Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Kelley Engineering Center on the OSU campus. 

The Active 20-30 Club of Eugene, a charitable organization serving underprivileged children, has partnered with Valley River Center on a school supply drive for students in need. The club is collecting new school supplies, including backpacks for elementary school students, through Friday, Aug. 22. The items can be dropped off at Valley River Center customer service booth outside of the JCPenney’s mall entrance. Donations will be distributed Aug. 23.