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This weekend Rose Children’s Theatre presents “Christmas at the Movies,” its annual holiday review and fundraiser. According to director Evynne Hollens, “This show features hit Christmas songs from some of the most famous holiday movies. We’ve even tried to recreate the feel of some of those classic scenes.” RCT hosts this benefit concert to fund their extensive children’s theater program, and it has quickly become a holiday tradition for a lot of folks around town. “This show is perfect for the whole family,” Hollens says, adding that the evening “features some of the most talented youth in our area,” with a cast of 60-plus actors between the ages of 8 and 20 “belting out some of the best Christmas songs ever — and, of course, a few songs from Frozen.”

Rose Children’s Theatre’s “Christmas at the Movies” runs 7pm Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19-20, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 20-21; $12, tickets at therct.com.

A pair of musical acts this week should go a long way in ensuring you have yourself a sultry, snazzy little holiday season: Fronted by vocalist Cynthia Valentine, Concrete Loveseat (pictured) plays a special “Solstice” concert Friday at Jazz Station, performing standards from the jazz canon. And the following night, the downtown venue will host Rebecca Kigore’s Holiday Jazz show, featuring new and old holiday songs, some drawn from Kilgore’s lastest EP. And in classic jazz fashion, both shows feature and early and late (aka “cocktail”) sets.

Concrete Loveseat with Cynthia Valentine plays 7pm & 9pm Friday, Dec. 19 ($12-$15), and Rebecca Kilgore’s Holiday Jazz hits the stage 7pm & 9pm Saturday, Dec. 20 ($16-$20); both shows are at The Jazz Station, tickets at thejazzstation.org.

‘Tis the beginning of a warm and fuzzy community holiday tradition: Gather your clean hats, gloves, blankets, coats, sweaters, socks, pillows and toiletries with care and head down to Tsunami Books for the third annual Caldera Songwriters Group concert for the Egan Warming Center Benefit. Eugene troubadour Beth Wood (pictured) leads the eve, joined by a team of local singer-songwriters including Jeffrey Martin, Lori Kats, Laura Golden, Peter Newman and more. Refreshments and desserts will be served. Attendees are encouraged to bring a haiku to share. And buy a book while you’re at it — 20 percent of Tsunami sales during the event go to Egan Warming Center, a network of community members providing shelters for the houseless when the temperature drops below 30 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Egan Warming Center Benefit kicks off at 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 19, at Tsunami Books; $5-$20 suggested donation.

 


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Thursday, December 18

Sunrise 7:42am; Sunset 4:36pm

Avg. High 45; Avg. Low 33

Arts/Crafts Open Clay Studio, 3-5pm, The Crafty Mercantile, 517 E. Main, Cottage Grove, call 514-0704. Don.

Gatherings McKenzie Milky Mamas, pregnancy, breastfeeding & parenting support group, 10am, Daisy’s Place, 1244 Lawrence St. FREE.

Eugene Waldorf School Winter Assembly, 11am-12:30pm, 1350 McLean Blvd. FREE.

Eugene Metro Business Networking International, 11:30am, LCC Downtown Center, 101 W. 10th Ave. $12 lunch.

Downtown Public Speakers Toastmasters Club, drop-ins welcome noon-1:05pm, Les Lyle Conference Rm, fourth floor Wells Fargo Bldg., 99 E. Broadway Ave., info at 485-1182. FREE.

Human Rights Commission Homelessness Work Group, discussing a Homeless Bill of Rights, forum on child homelessness, noon, Atrium Building, 99 W. 10th Ave. FREE.

Poverty & Homelessness Board, noon-1:30pm, Carmichael Conference Room, Serbu Campus, 2727 MLK Jr. Blvd. FREE.

Public Art Committee, 3:30pm, downtown library. FREE.

DanceAbility Everybody Can Dance Teens Class Open House, 4:30-5pm, Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St. FREE.

Game Night/Chess Night, 5-9pm, Cush Cafe, 1235 Railroad Blvd. FREE.

Board Game Night, new players welcome, 6-11pm, Funagain Games, 1280 Willamette St., info at 654-4205. FREE.

Hearing Voices & Extreme States Support Group, 6pm, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. FREE.

Trainsong Neighbors Board Meeting, 6:30pm, Bethel Community Church, 2600 Wood Ave. FREE.

Community Forum on Cell Towers w/Dr. Paul Dart & Lane County Commissioner Pete Sorenson, 6:30pm, Good Samaritan Center, 3500 Hilyard St. FREE.

Best Lane Traffic-Calming Community Meeting, 7pm, Willakenzie Grange Hall, 3055 Willakenzie Rd. FREE.

Community Lyme Disease Educational Town Hall, screening of Under Our Skin, 8:15pm, Pure Life Chiropractic, 315 W. Broadway, 854-5336. FREE.

Doc’s Pad Drag Queen Bingo w/Karess, 9pm, Doc’s Pad, 710 Willamette St. FREE.

Trivia Night, 9pm today, Sidebar, 1680 Coburg Rd. 

Kids/Families Wonderful Ones Storytime, 1-year-olds w/caregivers, 10:15am & 11am, downtown library, info at 682-8316. FREE. 

The Science of Santa, ages 3-6, 10:30-11:15am, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd. FREE.

Baby Pop Music w/Stardust, interactive singing for babies & caretakers, 1pm, Neighborhood New-Mothering Center, 1262 Lawrence St. #3. FREE.

Tween Scene, 4pm, downtown library. FREE.

Lectures/Classes “Ask an Attorney: Legal and Financial Considerations” w/Robert C. Tozer, 2pm, Sheldon Oaks Retirement, 2525 Cal Young Rd. FREE.

literary arts Lunch w/Bob Welch, author of Resolve, noon, The Book Nest, 1461 Mohawk Blvd. FREE.

On the Air On the Air “The Point,” 9-9:30am today & Thursday, Dec. 25, KPOV 88.9FM.

“Arts Journal,” current local arts, 9-10pm today & Thursday, Dec. 25, Comcast channel 29.

Outdoors/Recreation  Pool Hall for seniors, 8:30am-4:30pm, today, tomorrow & Monday through Thursday, Dec. 25, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St. $0.25.

Walk with Us, weekly self-led neighborhood walking group, ages 50 & up, 9:30-10:30am, meet at Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd. FREE.

GEARS Bicycle Club: Clearwater Trail & Springfield, 25 miles, helmet required, 10am, Alton Baker Park. FREE.

Tap & Growler Running Group, 3-4 mile run, 12:15pm, 207 E. 5th St., 505-9751. FREE.

Mahjong for Seniors, 1-4pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St. $0.25.

Team Run Eugene, adult track workout group, 6pm, ATA Track, 24th & Fillmore St. FREE.

Drop-in Kayaking, bring equipment, no instruction provided, ages 12 & up, 8-10pm, Echo Hollow Pool, 1655 Echo Hollow Rd. $5

Social Dance Music & Dance Workshops w/Taller de Son Jarocho, 7-9pm, American Legion Hall, 344 8th St., Spfd. FREE.

Square Dancing, Sam Bucher teaching & calling, 7-9pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd. $3.

Yoga Dance Party & Vegetarian Dinner, 7pm, Alchemy Lotus Healing Center, 1380 W. 17th Ave., RSVP at yoginimatrix@gmail.com. $8.

Crossroads Blues Fusion Dance, 7:30pm lesson, 8:30-11:30pm dance, Ballet Northwest Academy, 380 W. 3rd Ave., see crossroadsbluesfusion.com. $5.

5 Rhythms Ecstatic Dance w/DJ Divine, 7:45-9:30pm, Flex Studio, 1005 Oak Alley. $15.

Hot Mamma’s Club, 8pm, All That! Dance Company, 855 W. 1st Ave., info at 688-1523 or allthatdance@hotmail.com. $10.

Theater Christmas! Christmas! Christmas!, 7pm today through Saturday, Red Cane Theatre, 1077 Chambers St., 556-4524. $20-$25.

Shepherds’ Play, lighthearted pageant, 7pm today & 11am tomorrow, Eugene Waldorf School, 1350 McLean Blvd. Don.

Annie, 7:30pm today through Saturday, Actors Cabaret, 996 Willamette St., 683-4368. $16-$42.95.

A Christmas Carol, 7:30pm today through Saturday, Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 194 W. Broadway, 465-1506. $15-$30.

A Celtic Christmas feat. “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” reading, music, 9:30pm today, Monday & Tuesday, 3pm Friday & Saturday, Cafe Soriah, 384 W. 13th Ave., 342-4410. $10.

Volunteer  Care for Owen Rose Garden, bring gloves & small hand-weeding tools, instruction provided, noon-3pm today & Thursday, Dec. 25, end of N. Jefferson St., 682-5025.

 

Friday, December 19

Sunrise 7:43am; Sunset 4:36pm

Avg. High 45; Avg. Low 33

Benefit “Christmas at the Movies” w/Rose Children’s Theatre, holiday music, fundraiser, 7pm today, 2pm & 7pm tomorrow, 2pm Sunday, Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd., info at therct.com. $12.

Caldera Songwriters Group Concert, benefit for Egan Warming Center, 7:30pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. $5-$20.

dance Identity Dance Co’s The Lite of Christmas, 6:30pm today & 4pm tomorrow, Ragozzino Hall, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave. $8-$15.

Eugene Ballet Co.’s The Nutcracker, 7:30pm today, 2pm & 7:30pm tomorrow, 2pm Sunday, Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center. $15-$53.

MEDGE w/Azhaar, Middle Eastern dance, live music, 8pm, Cozmic, 199 W. 8th Ave. $5.

Farmers Markets Marketplace@Sprout, year-round indoor & outdoor farmers market w/entertainment, 3-7pm, 418 A St., Spfd. info at sproutfoodhub.org.

film Silent Film Series, Part 3: Charlie Chaplin, 5:30pm today & 12:30pm tomorrow, Kenneth B Gallery, 1st St., Florence. $6.

food/drink Wine Tasting, 6-9pm, Sweet Cheeks Winery, 27007 Briggs Hill Rd.

Goose Island Tap Takeover w/Bourbon County Stout, 6pm, The Growler Underground, 521 Main St., Spfd. FREE.

Gatherings Yawn Patrol Toastmasters, 6-7:45am, LCC Downtown Center, 110 W. 10th Ave.

Public Safety Coordinating Council Juvenile Committee, noon-1:30pm, Carmichael Training Room, Serbu Campus, 2727 MLK Jr. Blvd. FREE.

City Club of Eugene: “Annual Gifts to the City” w/emcee Leigh Ann Jasheway, noon, Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette St. $5.

Nursing Nook, walk-in breastfeeding support, 12:30-5pm, Neighborhood New Mothering Center, 1262 Lawrence St. #3, info at daisymotheringchain.org. FREE.

Poly Coffee Hour, gathering for polyamorous people, 3pm, Cush, 1235 Railroad Blvd. FREE.

Life Group for Adults, strength based, solution oriented, 5:30pm, Irving Grange, 1011 Irvington Dr. FREE.

Adult Children of Alcoholics Meeting, 5:45-6:45pm, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1300 Pearl St.

Ye Olde Christmas Feaste, food, music & more, 6:30pm today & tomorrow, Thurston High School, 333 58th St., Spfd. $15.

Live Nativity, still life depicting story of Jesus, 7-9pm today through Sunday, Friendly St. Church, 2290 Friendly St. FREE.

Vegan Potluck & White Elephant, bring place settings, 7pm, McNail-Riley House, 601 W. 13th Ave. FREE.

Mr. Bill’s Traveling Trivia, 7pm, Rogue Public House, 844 Olive St., call 345-4155. FREE.

Health Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9am, Nazarene Church, 727 Broadway, call 689-5316. FREE.

Kids/Families Baby Storytime, ages 0-1 w/caregivers, 10:15am & 11:15am, downtown library. FREE.

Family Storytime, 10:15am, Bethel Branch Library, 1990 Echo Hollow Rd.; 10:15am, Sheldon Branch Library, 1566 Coburg Rd. FREE.

Family Game Night, 6-8pm, Petersen Barn, 870 Berntzen Rd. FREE.

On the Air “The Point,” 9-9:30am, KPOV 88.9 FM.

“The Sunday Morning Hangover TV Show,” 11pm, Comcast channel 29.

Marc Time’s Record Attic, 11:30pm, Comcast channel 29.

Outdoors/Recreation Walk ‘n’ Talkers, weekly self-led neighborhood walking group, 9-11am, meet at Campbell Community Center, 155 High St. FREE.

Bridge Group for Seniors, 12:30-3:30pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St. $0.25.

Pinochle for Seniors, 12:30-3pm today & Monday, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd. $0.25.

Magic the Gathering, standard deck casual play, 6pm, Castle of Games, 660 Main, Spfd. $1.

Magic the Gathering, 6pm, Delight, 811 E. Main St., Cottage Grove, info at delightcg@gmail.com. FREE.

Poker Tournament, 9pm, Goodfellas, 117 S. 14th St., Spfd., 726-9815.

Pool Hall continues. See Thursday, Dec. 18.

Social Dance All Request International Folk Dancing, 2-3:30pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., info at 603-0998. $1.50.

High School Glow Dance Party, live DJ, neon paint, games, 7-10pm, Petersen Barn, 870 Berntzen. FREE w/don. to FOOD for Lane County.

Salsa Dancing w/Jose Cruz, 8:30pm, Vet’s Club Ballroom, 1626 Willamette St. $7.

Church of ‘80s, 9pm, Blairally, 245 Blair Blvd. $3.

spiritual Dances of Universal Peace, 7:30pm, Friends Meeting House, 2274 Onyx St. Don.

Theater Rodgers & Hart’s Babes in Arms, 7:30pm today & tomorrow, 1:30pm Sunday, The Shedd, 868 High St., 687-6526. $20-$42.

A Celtic Christmas continues. See Thursday, Dec. 18.

A Christmas Carol continues. See Thursday, Dec. 18.

Annie continues. See Thursday, Dec. 18.

Christmas! Christmas! Christmas! continues. See Thursday, Dec. 18.

Shepherds’ Play continues. See Thursday, Dec. 18.

 

Saturday, December 20

Sunrise 7:44am; Sunset 4:37pm

Avg. High 45; Avg. Low 33

Benefit No Industrial Pisgah: Solstice Strings w/Mitsuki Dazai & Jade Stewart, 7-9pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. $5-$10.

“Christmas at the Movies” w/Rose Children’s Theatre continues. See Friday.

dance Dance Factory’s Elemental Collision, 7:30pm, Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center. $15.

The Lite of Christmas continues. See Friday.

The Nutcracker continues. See Friday.

Farmers Markets Hideaway Bakery Farmers Market, 9am-2pm, Hideaway Bakery, 3377 E. Amazon.

Lane County Farmers Market, 9am-3pm, 8th & Oak.

Coast Fork Farm Stand, 11am-6pm, 10th & Washington, Cottage Grove. 

film Dinner+Movie+Music, screening of Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?, bluegrass, 5:30pm, Kenneth B Gallery, 1st St., Florence. $25.

Silent Film Series, Part 3 continues. See Friday.

Food/Drink Noble Saturday Nights, wine tasting & music, 4-9pm, Noble Estate Urban Tasting Room, 560 Commercial St. Ste F.

Gatherings Holiday Market, 10am-6pm: 10:30am Rob Tobias; 11:30am Eugene Recorder Ensemble; 12:30pm Sacred Harp Singers; 1:45pm Halie & the Moon; 3:15pm Concrete Loveseat; 4:45pm The Dennis Smith Project; Lane Events Center, 13th & Jefferson, www.holidaymarket.org. FREE.

Co-Dependents Anonymous, 12 step meeting, noon-1pm, White Bird Clinic, 341 E. 12th Ave. FREE.

Peace Vigil, noon-1pm, downtown library, info at 342-2914. FREE.

Irving Grange Christmas Party, talent show, dessert, pay-it-forward event recognizing homelessness, 2-4pm, Irving Grange, 1011 Irvington Dr. FREE.

Dungeons & Dragons, roleplaying, 3pm, Delight, 811 E. Main, Cottage Grove, info at delightcg@gmail.com. FREE.

Winter Soltice Bonfire & Celebration, 4pm, Yachats Commons, Yachats. FREE.

Live Nativity continues. See Friday.

Ye Olde Christmas Feaste continues. See Friday. 

Kids/Families Spanish Language Storytime, 10am, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd. FREE.

Family Music Time, Kris Olsen, 10:15am, downtown library, info at 682-8316. FREE.

The Nutcracker Tea, meet the characters, enjoy sweets, noon today & tomorrow, Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center. $20-$25.

Lectures/Classes Cloth Diaper Demonstration Class, 10am today & 7pm Tuesday, Mother Goose Resale, 443 W. 11th Ave. FREE.

Women’s Self Defense Class, offers training in awareness & confidence building w/reality based hand-to-hand combat practices, 10:30-11:45am, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., contact warriorsisters@riseup.net. FREE.

On the Air Taste of the World w/Wagoma, cooking & cultural program, 9-10am today, 7-8pm Tuesdays, Comcast channel 29.

The De’Ampy Soul Hama Show, 10pm, Comcast channel 29.

Outdoors/Recreation Eugene Holiday Half & Hustle, 10K & 5K,8:30am-2pm, Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave., pinkbuffaloracing.com. FREE.

GEARS Bicycle Club: Walterville via Thurston, 34 miles, helmet required, 10am, Alton Baker Park. FREE.

Social Dance All-Levels African Dance w/Alseny, 11am-12:30pm, WOW Hall. $12, $10 stu.

spiritual Eugene Community Kitran, spiritual singing, 7-9pm, Freedom Yoga, 1633 Willamette St. $1.

Theater A Christmas Carol continues. See Thursday, Dec. 18.

A Celtic Christmas continues. See Thursday, Dec. 18.

Annie continues. See Thursday, Dec. 18.

Christmas! Christmas! Christmas! continues. See Thursday, Dec. 18.

Babes in Arms continues. See Friday.

volunteer Bulb Planting Work Party, 9am-noon, south parking lot of Island Park, S. Mill St., Spfd. FREE.

 

Sunday, December 21

Sunrise 7:44am; Sunset 4:37pm

Avg. High 45; Avg. Low 33

Benefit “Christmas at the Movies” w/Rose Children’s Theatre continues. See Friday.

dance The Nutcracker continues. See Friday.

Food/Drink Mimosa Sunday, noon-6pm, Sweet Cheeks Winery, 27007 Briggs Hill Rd.

Wine Tasting, Noble Fall Sundays, noon-5pm, Noble Estate Vineyard & Winery, 29210 Gimpl Hill Rd., info at 338-3007 or nobleestatewinery.com.

The Awesome Food Goddess, Chrissy’s Festival of Wonder & Delight, 2-4pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak St. FREE.

Eugene Food Not Bombs, 2-4pm, 8th & Oak. FREE.

GATHERINGS Holiday Market, 10am-6pm: 10:30am Ballet Folklorico Alma de Mexico; 11:30am Chip Cohen & Sharon Rogers; 12:30pm Sweet River; 1:45pm Robert Meade Duo; 3:15pm Morningstar; 4:45pm To the Bridge; Lane Events Center, 13th & Jefferson, www.holidaymarket.org. FREE.

Piccadilly Flea Market, 10am-4pm, Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave. $1.50.

Cribbage Tournament, 2pm, B & B Lounge, 213 N. Front St., Creswell. FREE.

Family Gayme Night, 7:30pm, Drag Show, 10:30pm, Tiny Tavern, 394 Blair Blvd. $5, $2 stu.

Game Show w/Elliot Martinez, 8pm, Blairally, 245 Blair Blvd. FREE.

Poker Tournament, 9pm, Goodfellas, 117 South 14th St., Spfd.

Live Nativity continues. See Friday.

Health Occupy Eugene Medical Clinic, noon-4pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. FREE. 

Kids/Families Family Fun: Game Time, 2:30pm, downtown library. FREE.

The Nutcracker Tea continues. See Satuday.

On the Air  “The Sunday Morning Hangover TV Show,” 1:30am, Comcast channel 29.

Sentinel Radio broadcast, 7am, KPNW 1120AM.

Outdoors/Recreation Winter Solstice Family Walk, stroll & hot chocolate, 10am-noon, Arboretum Visitor Center, 34901 Frank Parrish Rd. $5-$8.

GEARS Bicycle Club: McKenzie View & Clearwater Trail, 30 miles, helmet required, 10am, Alton Baker Park. FREE.

Church of Pinball, tournament, minor welcome, 3pm, Blairally, 245 Blair Blvd. $5.

Social Dance Music & Dance Workshop w/Taller de Son Jarocho, 3-5pm, Whiteaker Community Center, Clark & N. Jackson. FREE.

Cuban Salsa, 5pm lesson, 6pm social dance, Courtsports, 2728 Pheasant Blvd., Spfd. $2 sug. don.

La Milonguita, Argentinian tango, no partner necessary, 5-7pm, Reach Center, 2520 Harris St. $5 dance, watch for FREE.

Veselo Folk Dancers, weekly international folk dancing, 7:15-10pm, In Shape Athletic Club, 2681 Willamette St., 683-3376. $3.

spiritual Zen Meditation Group, 5:30-7pm, Blue Cliff Zen Center, 439 W. 2nd Ave. FREE.

Gnostic Mass Celebration, 8pm, Coph Nia Lodge OTO, 4065 W. 11th Ave. #43, info at cophnia-oto.org. FREE.

Theater A Christmas Carol in Prose w/Rickie Birran, 1:30pm, Willamette Oaks, 455 Alexander Loop; & 7pm, Cozmic, 199 W. 8th Ave. FREE.

Babes in Arms continues. See Friday.

Volunteer Burrito Brigade, help feed the hungry, noon, 336 Clark St. FREE.

 

Monday, December 22

Sunrise 7:45am; Sunset 4:38pm

Avg. High 45; Avg. Low 33

Film Movie Night, 9pm, The City, 2222 MLK Jr. Blvd. FREE.

food/drink Eugene’s Best Brew Blind Taste-Off: Winter Warmer/Holiday Brews, trophy presentation, 5:30pm, Tap & Growler, 207 E. 5th St. FREE.

Gatherings Holiday Market, 10am-6pm: 10:30am Joe Ross; 11:30am Celtic Tradition; 12:30pm Mike & Carleen McCornack and the Garden Variety Band; 1:45pm LCC Faculty Jazz Band; 3:15pm Olem Alves & Inner Limits; 4:45pm Steel Wool; Lane Events Center, 13th & Jefferson, www.holidaymarket.org. FREE.

Pine Needle Basket Guild, share ideas & techniques, 1:30-4pm, The Crafty Mercantile, 517 E. Main, Cottage Grove, call 514-0704. FREE.

Overeaters Anonymous, 5:30-6:30pm, Central Presbyterian Church, 555 E. 15th Ave. FREE.

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance, 7-8:30pm, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. FREE.

Auditory Art Extravaganza, bring art supplies, 7-11pm, Cush Cafe, 1235 Railroad Blvd. FREE.

Board Game Night, hosted by Funagain Games, 7pm, The Barn Light, 924 Willamette St., info at thebarnlightbar.com. FREE.

Jameson’s Trivia Night, 7-9pm, 115 W. Broadway.

Marijuana Anonymous, 12-step meeting, 7-8pm, St. Mary’s Church, 166 E. 13th Ave.

SASS Monday Night Drop-in Group, for survivors of sexual assault, self-identified women 18+, 7-8:30pm, Sexual Assault Support Services, 591 W. 19th Ave. FREE.

Oregon Bus Club, 7pm, Hop Valley Brewing, 990 W. First Ave., see oregonbusclub.org. FREE.

Poetry Open Mic, 7pm, Granary Pizza, 259 East 5th Ave. FREE.

Trivia Night, 7pm, Webfoot, 839 E. 13th Ave. FREE.

Cards Against Humanity Night, 7:30pm, Tiny Tavern, 394 Blair Blvd. FREE.

Eugene Cannabis TV Recording Session, 7:30pm, CTV-29 Studios, 2455 Willakenzie Rd., contact dankbagman@hotmail.com. FREE.

Sin Night, bingo, trivia, karaoke & more, 7:30pm, Happy Hours, 645 River Rd. FREE.

Bingo, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Game Night, 9pm, Cowfish, 62 W. Broadway. FREE. 

Quizzo Pub Trivia w/Dr. Seven Phoenix, 9pm, Cornucopia Bar & Burgers, 295 W. 5th Ave.

Kids/Families Teen Time: S’mores & More, 4:30-5:30pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd. FREE.

On the Air “The Point,” 9-9:30am, KPOV 88.9FM.

Outdoors/Recreation Pool Hall continues. See Thursday, Dec. 18.

Pinochle for Seniors continues. See Friday.

Social Dance International Folk Dance Lessons, 2:30-4pm, Campbell Senior Center, 155 High St., 682-5318, $0.25.

West Coast Swing, lessons & dance, 7-10:30pm, The Vet’s Club, 1626 Willamette St.

theater A Celtic Christmas continues. See Thursday, Dec. 18.

 

Tuesday, December 23

Sunrise 7:45am; Sunset 4:38pm

Avg. High 45; Avg. Low 33

Food/drink New Beer Release, 6pm, Oakshire Public House, 207 Madison St. FREE.

Gatherings Cascade Toastmasters, drop-ins welcome, 6:45-8:15am, Downtown LCC Campus 108, 101 W. 10th Ave., call 343-3743. FREE.

Church Women United Breakfast, 7am, 17th & Willamette, call 554-2546. FREE, breakfast extra.

Holiday Market, 10am-6pm: 10:30am Linda Yapp; 11:30am O’Carolan’s Consort; 12:30pm Pickles & Peppers; 1:45pm Left Coast Sax Quartet; 3:15pm Gerry Rempel Jazz Syndicate; 4:45pm The Never Ever Band; Lane Events Center, 13th & Jefferson, www.holidaymarket.org. FREE.

NAMI Connections, peer support group for people living with mental illness, 3:30-5pm, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. FREE.

Board Game Night, new players welcome, 6-11pm, Funagain Games, 1280 Willamette St., info at 654-4205. FREE.

Shuffleboard & Foosball Tournament, 6pm, The Barn Light, 924 Willamette St. FREE.

Gateway Toastmasters, drop-ins welcome, 6:30-7:45 pm, Northwest Community Credit Union, 3660 Gateway St., info at toddk.pe@gmail.com. FREE.

Adult Children of Alcoholics Meeting, 7-8pm, Santa Clara Church of Christ, 175 Santa Clara Ave., Santa Clara.

Local Talent Show, bring your talents, 7-10pm, Cush Cafe, 1235 Railroad Blvd. FREE.

Oakridge Bingo, proceeds go to local organizations, 7pm, Big Mtn. Pizza, 47527 Hwy. 58, Oakridge. $5/4 cards.

Trivia Night, 7-9pm, LaVelle Tap Room, 400 International Way. FREE.

Trivia Night, includes prizes, 7pm, White Horse Saloon, 4360 Main, Spfd. FREE.

Co-Dependents Anonymous 12-step Meeting, 7-8pm, Valley Methodist Church, 25133 E. Broadway, Veneta. FREE.

Open Mic Poetry, 7:30pm sign-up, Cush Cafe, 1235 Railroad Blvd., call 393-6822. FREE.

Tricycle Races, 9pm, McShanes, 86495 College View Rd. FREE.

Kids/Families Terrific Twos Storytime, for 2-year-olds w/caregivers, 10:15am & 11am, downtown library, info at 682-8316. FREE.

Storytime & Art w/Olivia the Pig, 2-3pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd. FREE.

Lectures/Classes Cloth Diaper Demonstration Class continues. See Saturday.

On the Air “The Point,” 9-9:30am, KPOV 88.9FM.

Anarchy Radio w/John Zerzan, 7pm, KWVA 88.1FM. 

“Gardening & Beyond” w/Pat Patterson, 6pm, Comcast Cable channel 29.

Taste of the World w/Wagoma continues. See Saturday.

Outdoors/Recreation GEARS Bicycle Club: Fox Hollow, 25-50 miles, helmet required, 10am, Alton Baker Park. FREE.

Scrabble for Seniors, 1-3pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St. $0.25.

The Tap & Growler Running Group, all abilities welcome, 6pm, Tap & Growler, 207 E. 5th Ave., call 505-9751. FREE.

Tricycle Racing, cash & prizes for winners, 9pm, McShane’s Bar & Grill, 86495 College View Rd. FREE.

Pool Hall continues. See Thursday, Dec. 18.

SOCIAL DANCE Eugene Folk Dancers, weekly international folk dancing, 6:45pm lessons, $3; 7:45pm dance, $3, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd., 344-7591.

SPIRITUAL Relationship w/Sacred Texts, instructional classes based on text by Dogen, 7-9pm, Eugene Zendo, 2190 Garfield St., call 302-4576. FREE.

theater A Celtic Christmas continues. See Thursday, Dec. 18.

 

Wednesday, December 24

Sunrise 7:46am; Sunset 4:39pm

Avg. High 45; Avg. Low 33

Farmers Markets The Corner Market, fresh local produce, noon-6pm, 295 River Rd., 513-4527.

Sweetwater Farm Stand, fresh farm produce, products & recipes, 4-6pm, 1243 Rainbow Dr.

Coast Fork Farm Stand continues. See Saturday.

Film International Film Night, 7-10pm, Cush Cafe, 1235 Railroad Blvd. FREE.

Gatherings Holiday Market, 10am-4pm: 10:30am Sharon Rogers; 11:30am David Rogers; 12:30pm Peach & Plum; 1:30pm Michael Hall; 3:00pm Americanistan; Lane Events Center, 13th & Jefferson, www.holidaymarket.org. FREE.

Peace Vigil, 4:30pm, 7th & Pearl. FREE.

Co-Dependents Anonymous, women-only 12-step meeting, 6-7pm, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1465 Coburg Rd. FREE.

NAMI Connections Support Group for individuals w/mental illness, 6pm, NAMI Office, 76 Centennial Loop., Ste A, 209.

Co-Dependents Anonymous, men-only 12-step meeting, 7-8pm, McKenzie Willamette Hospital, 1460 G St., Spfd. FREE.

Trivia Night, 7pm, Sharkeys Pub & Grill, 4221 Main St., Spfd. FREE.

Trivia Night, 7pm, 16 Tons, 29th & Willamette St. FREE.

Trivia Night, 7-9pm, The Cooler, 20 Centennial Loop. FREE.

Bingo Night, 8pm, Rogue Public House, 844 Olive St. FREE.

Quizzo Pub Trivia w/Dr. Seven Phoenix, 9pm, Starlight Lounge, 830 Olive St. FREE.

Beer Pong, 9pm, B & B Lounge, 213 N. Front St., Creswell. FREE.

Kids/Families Lapsit Storytime, ages birth-3 w/adult, 10am, Springfield Library, 225 5th St., Spfd. FREE.

Preschool Storytime, ages 3-6, 10am, Springfield Library, 225 5th St., Spfd. FREE.

Toddlers’ Storytime, 11am, Barnes & Noble, 1163 Valley River Dr. FREE.

Sensory Storytime, for children w/sensory integration needs w/caregivers, 1pm, downtown library, info at 682-8316. FREE.

Family Board Game Night, 6pm, Castle of Games, 660 Main, Spfd. FREE.

Whimsical Wednesday Storytime, 6:30pm, Barnes & Noble, 1163 Valley River Dr. FREE.

on the air “The Point,” 9-9:30am, KPOV 88.9AM. 

Outdoors/Recreation Chess for Seniors, 9am-noon, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St. $0.25.

Bike Riding for Seniors, weekly in-town rides, helmets required, 9:30am, from Campbell Center, 155 High St., reg. 682-5218. FREE.

Accessible Aquatics, swimming classes for individuals with disabilities, 10am, Amazon Pool, 2600 Hilyard St. $7.

Foursome Bridge for Seniors, noon-3:30pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St. $0.25.

Cribbage for Seniors, 12:30-3pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd. $0.25.

Bingo for Seniors, 1-4pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St. $0.25.

Pinball Tournament, 21+, 8pm, Blairally Vintage Arcade, 245 Blair Blvd., info at 335-9742. FREE.

Pool Hall continues. See Thursday, Dec. 18.

Social Dance Scottish Country Dance w/Robert & Leone, all dances taught, 7-9pm, Santa Clara Grange, 295 Azalea, info at 935-6051. $15/month.

Spiritual A Course in Miracles, study group, drop-in, Unity of the Valley, 3912 Dillard Rd., 345-3310. FREE.

Open Heart Meditation, 12:30-1pm, Unity of the Valley, 3912 Dillard Rd., 344-0458. FREE.

 

Thursday, December 25

Sunrise 7:46am; Sunset 4:39pm

Avg. High 45; Avg. Low 33

Merry Christmas

 

 

CORVALLIS and surrounding areas

Saturday, dec. 20: Corvallis Farmers Market, 9am-1pm, 1st & Jackson. FREE. 

Wednesday, dec. 24: Corvallis Farmers Market, 9am-1pm, 1st & Jackson.

 

 

attention opportunities

Children and their parents are invited to sign up at the Springfield Library for a 15 minute time slot to read to Teddy or Foreman, two amazing therapy dogs, and their trainers. Dates are available from Dec. 22 through Jan. 3 and run from 10-11:30am. Registration is free but is required for this program. Spaces are filled on a first come first serve basis; there will be a wait list available. Contact Taylor Worley to register at 726-2243 or tworley@springfield-or.gov.

SASS is scheduling in-takes for our next closed LGBTIQ support group. This group is for survivors of sexual assault and will meet one evening per week, for 8 weeks, beginning January 2015. Contact 484-9791 ext. 315 for more information.

The Springfield Arts Commission’s annual Heritage Arts Grant program is now open for grant applications for 2015 programming.  Applications with more information and guidelines can be found on the Springfield Arts Commission’s website at springfieldartscommission.org/heritage_grants.html.

Cottage Theatre will hold auditions for Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables at 1pm Saturday, Jan. 10, and 6pm Sunday, January 11. Auditions will be held at the theatre, 700 Village Dr., in Cottage Grove. More detailed audition information is available at cottagetheatre.org or 942-8001.

Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center‘s fundraiser, Lane County’s Got Talent at Wildish Theatre on Jan. 18, 2015, is seeking multicultural talent in dance, music, spoken word, comedy, circus arts, etc. All ages are welcome. Schedule your audition time for either Dec. 21-22. Auditions will start at 7pm on both days. You only need to schedule one audition slot on either date with Tanja at polkadotmaze@yahoo.com.

Eugene Recreation offers more than 20 different dance classes this winter and spring for children as young as 14 months to teens and adults of any age. Several of the classes offer a free, one-day trial during Try-for-Free Fitness week, Jan. 4-10. Get the details on all of the dance and other recreational and educational classes in the Winter/Spring Recreation Guide now available online at www.GetRec.org, or you can pick up a paper copy at any community center, pool or library.

Lane United FC has announced that open tryouts for the 2015 season, including a scrimmage match against Corban University, will be held March 21 and 22 at the Willamalane Center in Springfield. Registration details and forms are available at laneunitedfc.com/tryouts.

In 1950, The Erb Memorial Union (EMU) at the University of Oregon established an art acquisition program to purchase works for the EMU’s permanent art collection, in various media created by Pacific Northwest artists. To enter, you must be an established or emerging artist as well as a resident of the Pacific Northwest living in either Northern California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, Idaho or Montana. All applications are due to the Admin Office (1228 University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403) by 5pm on Feb. 6, 2015. To access the application, visit the Cultural Forum website at http://culture.uoregon.edu/2014/12/03/call-for-entries-2015-pacific-nort..., or on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/events/692973377483654/?fref=ts.

 

 


Calendar Submission Guidelines:

 

Calendar publication days are every Thursday. Due date for the calendar is the Thursday before the Thursday issue in which you would like your event published. Our What's Happening calendar is an eight-day calendar, Thursday to Thursday, while our music listings calendar is a seven-day calendar, Thursday to Wednesday. 

Example: If your event happens on Wednesday, Aug. 20, your listing would appear in our Aug. 14 issue, and the listing would be due to the calendar editor on Thursday, Aug. 7. Events that happen on Thursdays may be listed in two issues if the listing is submitted on time.

To facilitate organizing our calendar listings, please send your information as text in the body of the email  to cal@eugeneweekly.com, and attach only pertinent photos as high resolution jpg files, 1MB or larger. Attaching high resolution pictures greatly increases your chances of getting featured in our weekly calendar.

Sending information mixed with images descriptions, formatting and attachments makes locating the information difficult for our calendar writers, so please send all information in text, at the top of your message. Label all photos with the name of what is pictured or the event.

At the bottom of the email feel free to add extra information and details in case we can expand on your listing a little.

The closer you are to our listing format, the better the chance of your listing getting in the way you want it!

 

For WHAT'S HAPPENING

The calendar lists free events and special, one-time events that charge admission. We list one-time workshops under $15, but do not list ongoing classes or workshops that charge any sort of fee.

The What's Happening Calendar no longer accepts submissions regarding music; please submit these in a separate email to the Music Listings calendar  outlined below.

To list in our calendar: Place the date (example: July 15, 2014)  in the subject line of your message. 

At the top of the message, include briefly and without extra description:

Event name, time, location, address and cost.

Refer to our online calendar listings for the format. For times, am and pm are always lowercased, and we use & instead of and. 

 

Some examples are:

Gatherings Eugene Astronomical Society, star party, 7:30pm, College Hill Reservoir, 24th & Lawrence. FREE.

Lectures Brown Bag: “Water Pollution Control Issues in China,” Zhuoni Wanh, 12pm, 103 Gerlinger Hall, UO Campus. 346-1521. FREE.

 

For MUSIC LISTINGS

MUSIC LISTINGS lists music events that happen at regular venues.

Place the date in the subject line of your message. 

At the top of the message, include briefly and without extra description:

Your venue and its address

What performer– time; Genre, the cost.

Use & for and. 

 

Some examples are:

Sam Bond's Alpha Dalia–8; CD release, rock, n/c

Cozmic Pirate Radio–9; Punk, $5