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2012 Holiday Happenings

Thursday, Nov. 15

Vista Framing and Gallery Holiday Art show, jewelry, handcrafted boxes, furniture, paintings and digital photography, 10am-5:30pm today through Dec. 27 (closed Sundays), Vista Framing.

Fair Trade on Main, the 2012 Annual International Holiday Gift event, purchases of handcrafted items, chocolate, coffee and tea go towards helping artisans and farmers across the globe to earn a living wage, 5-7pm today, 11am-7pm Nov.16, 11am-6pm Nov. 17, 1072 Main Street, Springfield. 541-743-0657, FREE.

A Christmas to Remember presented by The Red Cane Theatre, serving food from Ring of Fire, gourmet cupcakes, tea and cider, 7pm ongoing to Dec. 21, 1077 Chambers St., 541-556-4524, $14-16 Thursdays, $18 Fridays and Saturdays.

Rent, 7:30pm today, Nov. 16 & 17, 2:30pm Nov. 18, The Majestic Theatre, Corvallis, 541-738-7469, $14 adv, $16 door.


Friday, Nov. 16

Christmas Bazaar hosted by Humane Society of Cottage Grove, collectibles, antiques, decorations, Christmas cards, lights and more, 9am-5pm today and Nov. 17. Raffle on Saturday, American Legion Hall, 826 E. Main, Cottage Grove, 541-953-9112. 

Veneta Annual Holiday Bazaar, food and crafts by local artisans, pictures with Santa, and wine tasting by Wineries without Walls, 9am-5pm today and Nov. 17, 541-935-8443.

“Night of a Thousand Stars” with Eugene Ballet Company, Four Over Par barbershop quartet, On the Rocks, Santa visit and photos, Oregon Duck, 5:30pm, 5th Street Public Market.

Maude Kerns presents 20th Anniversary “Art for All Seasons” exhibit, Nov. 16- Dec. 21, Opening Reception Friday, Nov. 16, 6-8pm, FREE.


Saturday, Nov. 17

Holiday Market, hundreds of booths with handcrafted gifts, international food court and live music, 10am-6pm ongoing weekends until Dec. 23, 10am-4pm Dec. 24, Exhibit Hall, Lane County Fairgrounds, FREE.

Holiday Craft Bazaar & FOOD for Lane County Benefit presented by Sawyer House Assisted Living, bring non-perishable food items like canned meats, dried and canned fruits, dried and canned beans, canned stews and soups and peanut butter, 10am-3pm, 1155 Darlene Lane, 541-338-8780, free admission with the donation of three non-perishable food items.


Sunday, Nov. 18

“Songs of Thanksgiving Celebration” hosted by Lane Interfaith Alliance, various spiritual traditions will share music, chant and present readings, a pie potluck to follow, Unity of the Valley, 3912 Dillard Rd, 541-747-3887, donations welcome.

3rd Annual Fleece Navidad presented by Alpaca Breeders Connection, alpaca sweaters, coats, wraps, vests, hats, gloves, socks, yarn, bears and more, 10am-5pm, Alpaca Mercantile, 33005 Dillard Rd.


Wednesday, Nov 21

Festival of Trees, trees, wreaths, Christmas stockings, gift baskets, holiday fair in Dicken’s Village, entertainment, visits from Santa, Candy Cane Forest and chainsaw art carving, 9am-6pm today, 10am-7pm Nov. 22, 9am-2pm Nov. 23, 9am-9pm Nov. 24, 9am-6pm Nov. 25, Valley River Inn, 541-228-3003.


Thursday, Nov 22

Turkey Trot, 4-mile run, 2-mile walk, 200-meter kid’s Gobbler Gallop, benefit run for FOOD for Lane County 9am, Skinner Butte Park, register through FOOD for Lane County or Eugene Running Company, 116 Oakway Center, $20, $15 17 and younger.

Annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner hosted by Friendly Street Church of God, transportation available and volunteers welcome, noon-3pm, 2290 Friendly St., 541-345-6553.


Friday, Nov. 23

Creation Day! hosted by MECCA. Part of Lane County’s Waste Free Holidays campaign and MECCA’s alternative to Black Friday, guided projects and instructions for gift-making for kids and adults, materials and tools provided, warm cider and tea will be served, noon-5pm, 449 Willamette, FREE, donations welcome.

Wine tastings by Wineries without Walls, Fractal Cellar’s Bill Kremer, Five H Wines’ Doyle Hinman, Gelardi Vineyard and Patchwork Cellars, 4-7pm today, 2-6pm Nov. 24, Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center, 541-935-8443, FREE.


Thursday, Nov. 29

“Candlelight Carols” presented by Northwest Christian University, featuring VIRTUE touring ensemble, the NCU Community Choir and The Stock Brothers, 7pm today, 3pm and 7pm Dec. 1, Willamette Christian Center, 2500 W. 18th Ave., FREE.

"A Christmas to Remember" presented by The Red Cane Theatre, 7pm today, Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 21, The Red Cane Theatre, 1075 Chambers St., $16.


Saturday, Nov. 30

Tree Light Festival with caroling, refreshments, hayride and gift giveaways, 5:30pm, Oakridge, FREE.

Cottage Theatre presents Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, 8pm, Nov. 30 to Dec. 22. 2:30pm matinees Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23. 700 Village Dr. $21; $19 students, seniors.

Christmas: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, a new musical review by Joe Zingo and Lydia Lord, 8pm today through Dec. 22, Actor’s Cabaret of Eugene, 683-4368, $16-$41.95.


Saturday, Dec. 1

Annual Greens Sale hosted by Eugene Garden Club, wreaths, floral designs, swags and more made from fresh materials, 9am-2pm. Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St., 541-345-3626 for more information or special orders.

McCornack Elementary Holiday Bazaar, gifts for the holidays, 9am-3pm, 1968 Brittany St., for information and application contact Kim at hove_k@4j.lane.edu.

R. Atencio’s Studio Sale, 10am-6pm, today and Dec. 2, 3590 W. 18th St. 

“Christmas in Cottage Grove” with tree lighting, hayrides, caroling, 11am today and Dec. 2, Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce, FREE.

Holiday Tea at the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, noon and 3pm by reservation. www.smjhouse.org or 541-484-0808 for reservations, $25.

Nearby Nature Lessons in the Learnscape Workshop: Draw Your Own Nature-Theme Holiday Cards with David Wagner, bring microtip pens and a favorite nature photo, other materials provided, pre-registration encouraged, 1-4:30 pm, 541-687-9699 or info@nearbynature.org, Nearby Nature’s Learnscape Yurt in Alton Baker Part, $17-$30 members, $20-$35 non-members. 

“Home for the Holidays” presented by the Academy of Ballet Fantastique, 7pm, Wildish Theater, Springfield, $16, $9 kids.

Holiday Choral Concert presents five UO choirs performing holiday-themed music from several eras, 7:30pm, Beall Concert Hall, $7, $5 students, seniors.

5th Annual “Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus” hosted by Eugene Downtown Lions Club, breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, cocoa and coffee, photographer available, Santa’s helpers assist kids with frosting cookies, bike raffle, 8:30am-noon, St. Thomas Episcopal Fellowship Hall, 1465 Coburg Rd., 541-344-1049, $8, $5 kids.


Sunday, Dec. 2

Chanukah Craft Bazaar and Sisterhood Sunday Café, holiday gift shopping and baked goods, bring canned food for FFLC Holiday Food Drive, 9am-1pm, Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th Ave., FREE.


Tuesday, Dec. 4

“Home for the Holidays” celebration presented by Florence Events Center, includes family breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and Gingerbread Village contest with winners on display Dec. 4-21, 9am, Florence Events Center, visit www.eventcenter.org for contest guidelines and more info, $20, $10 ages 6-12, FREE children 5 and under.


Thursday, Dec. 6

LET IT SNOW!, The Shedd’s 5th annual Christmas show, 7:30pm today, Dec. 11 & 13, 2pm Dec. 9, The Shedd, $9-$32.

Swan Lake presented by Eugene Symphony, 8pm, Hult Center, $33-$59.


Friday, Dec. 7

Faith Rahill’s Holiday Pottery Sale, 5-8pm today, 10am-4pm Dec. 8, 11am-4pm Dec. 9, 2581 Monroe St., 541-344-2100, FREE.

5th Annual Holiday Sale at Clay Space featuring more than 20 local artists, 3-9pm today, 10am-6pm Dec. 8, noon-5pm Dec. 9, Clay Space, 222 Polk St.

32nd Annual Holiday Ceramics Studio Sale at Faye Nakamura Studio, 3-8pm today, 10am-4pm Dec. 8, 2695 University St., 541-431-0096, FREE.

2nd & Blair Artists Studio Sale & Open House, featuring etchings, glass, jewelry, paintings, photography and more, 5-9pm today, 11am-5pm Dec. 8, noon-4pm Dec. 9. 541-344-7393, FREE.

10th Annual Adventures in Narnia Holiday Ballet and Toys for Tots Benefit presented by Hosanna Performing Arts Foundation, 4pm today and Dec. 9, 1pm and 7pm Dec. 8, Ragozzino Performance Hall, Lane Community College, 541-607-5798, $13 adv, $15 door.

Holiday Pottery Sale at Standhardt Studio, 5-8pm today, 10am-4pm Dec. 8, 11am-4pm Dec. 9, 4875 Garnet St., 541-514-4646.


Saturday, Dec. 8

Breakfast with Santa, pancakes, crafts, photos, 9am-noon, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, Springfield, 541-912-8773.

Suzuki Strings Holiday Concert at the Holiday Market, students of the UO’s Suzuki Strings lesson program, ages three to 10, celebrate the holiday season by performing on violin, viola and cello, 11:30 am, Lane County Fairgrounds, FREE.

Eugene Waldorf School’s Winter Light Faire, puppet shows, cakewalks, candle dipping, The Nutcracker ballet, Hanukkah room, crosscut saw competition, games, food and live music, 11am-4pm, 1350 McLean Blvd, FREE, some activities require ticket; $1.50 each.

Jingle Bells Run, 8k run and 5k run/walk, music, Santa, breakfast, noon, Maurie Jacobs Park, 541-688-4052, $15-20.

Holiday Tea at the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 2pm and 3pm by reservation. 541-484-0808 or www.smjhouse.org for reservations, $25.

Holiday Home Tour presented by the Newport Symphony Orchestra, four houses decorated for the holidays, live music, 10am-4pm today, noon-4pm Dec 9, Newport, 541-574-0899, $18 adv., $20 door.

First Night of Chanukah Community Chanukah Latke Dinner & Dance, menorah lighting and dance featuring The Fret Boys and rock ‘n’ roll classics, 6pm, Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th Ave., $8 adults, $5 kids ages 3-12, free kids under 3.

“The Spirit of Christmas” presented by Eugene Concert Choir, 8pm today, 2:30pm Dec. 9, Hult Center, $24-38.

“The Holiday Ice Show: Skating Through the Decades” Toys for Tots benefit presented by Eugene Figure Skating Club, 7:30pm, Lane County Ice Arena, price of admission is a new, unwrapped toy.


Sunday, Dec. 9

Children’s Chanukah Celebration & Sisterhood Sunday Café, crafts, activities, live music, stories, and baked goods, 9am-1pm, Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th Ave., $5 per child suggested donation.

Candlelight Baroque Concert featuring the Oregon Mozart Players, 7:30 pm today and Dec. 10, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St., 541-346-4363 $20-$45, $10 students and youth.


Thursday, Dec. 13

Very Victorian Holiday Party and Silent Auction, 5:30 pm, Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 541-484-0808, www.smjhouse.org, $25.


Friday, Dec. 14

Christmas Bazaar hosted by Humane Society of Cottage Grove, collectibles, antiques, decorations, Christmas cards, lights, raffle on Saturday, 9am-5pm today and Dec. 15, American Legion Hall, 826 E. Main, Cottage Grove, 541-953-9112, FREE. 

11th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration “Wish Upon A Star,” live music, performances, storytelling and crafts, 5-8pm, Many Nations Longhouse, 1680 E. 15th Ave, admission free with donation of money or non-perishable food item for FOOD for Lane County.

“Winter Wonderland,” holiday gifts, pictures with Santa, ice sculpting, balloon clown, 6-8:30pm, Willamalane Center, Springfield, 541-736-4544, $6-7.50.

The Nutcracker Remixed presented by All That! Dance, 7pm today and Dec. 15, Soreng Theater, $18.


Saturday, Dec. 15

Frozen Trail Runfest, 5K, 6,8, and 14 mile, 50K, 8am 50K, 10am all other events, Mt. Pisgah, register at Eugene Running Company, 116 Oakway Center, $20-$40.

Past and Presents Holiday Open House, nature-inspired gifts by local artists, cider and cookies, 11am-5pm today and Dec. 16, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 384 W. 13th Ave, 541-342-4410 for reservations, $10.

“A Celtic Holiday” featuring “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” and Celtic instrumental and vocal music, 3pm today, Dec. 16, 22 and 23, 9:30pm Dec. 17, 18, 19, and 20, Café Soriah, 384 W. 13th Ave, 541-342-4410 for reservations, $10.


Sunday, Dec. 16

Cirque de Noel presented by Eugene Symphony, 2:30pm, Hult Center, $17-$60.

Shelton McMurphey Johnson House presents Candlelight Tours, 6-9pm, 541-484-0808, www.smjhouse.org, $6 adults; $3 for children 12 and younger.


Friday, Dec. 21

6th Brian Cutean Wordless Solstice Concert, 6:30pm, Tsunami Books, audience invited to bring candles, 541-345-8986, $5 suggested donation.

The Nutcracker presented by Eugene Ballet Company, 7:30pm today, 2pm and 7:30pm Dec. 22, 2pm Dec.23, Hult Center, $22-$48.


Sunday, Dec. 23

“A Christmas Carol In Prose,” 6pm, Cozmic Pizza, FREE.

Eugene Sacred Harp Singers’ Annual Concert and Sing-Along, 7:30 pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St., 541-345-3626, FREE, donations welcome.


Thursday, Dec. 27

“The Nutcracker Dance-Along” with the Eugene Community Orchestra, costumes encouraged, family-friendly, 6-7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza, $5 suggested donation.


Friday, Dec. 28

The Pirates of Penzance presented by Eugene Opera, 7:30pm today and Dec. 31, 2:30pm Dec. 30, Hult Center, $20-$80.


Monday, Dec. 31

Floydian Slips New Year’s Eve, 8pm, McDonald Theatre, $20 adv, $23 door.

Sol Seed plays with Hot Milk, New Year’s Eve, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s Garage, $6.