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Activist Alert: Peter DeFazio in Florence, Oregonians for Science and Reason workshops, Cohousing

• Oregonians for Science and Reason is offering a three-part workshop to help attendees develop a more critical eye towards social media content and current news. OSR says that the classes are designed to arm you with skills to identify fallacies in reasoning, recognize fake news, fact-check information, find reliable sources and improve communication skills. The classes run 11 am to 2:30 pm Saturday April 15, April 29 and May 13 at the Amazon Community Center, multipurpose room, 2700 Hilyard Street in Eugene. The fee for the class is $20, with some scholarships available on the basis of need. Space is limited to 22 students and registration is required. RSVP to OSR on meetup.com, or contact Jeanine DeNoma at wilkinsa@peak.org or 541-760-2822. 

• On Monday, April 17, Rep. Peter DeFazio will hold a Florence Town Hall meeting from 11 am until 12:30 pm at the Florence Events Center, 715 Quince Street.

• The next open meeting for people interested in a new downtown cohousing for adults 55 and over is noon, Saturday, April 22. Info at eugenecohousingdowntown@gmail.com or 541-344-5751. Cohousing Open House Day this year is Saturday, April 29, allowing visitors to tour cohousing communities in Portland and Corvallis. See cohousing.org/openhouse2017/communities.