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Activist Alert 12-20-2012

Springfield City Club will focus on key community health indicator data collected by health care experts and discuss community health priorities at 11:45 am Thursday, Dec. 20, at Willamalane Center, 250 S. 32nd St.

• A “Holiday Swarm” by bicyclists and walkers is planned from noon to 2 pm Saturday, Dec. 22, in support of businesses along south Willamette Street, and in support of a “better Willamette Street.” Participating merchants include Arriving by Bike, Beaudet Jewelry, Down to Earth, Holy Cow, Jenny’s Hair, Marina’s Art and Nature’s Pet.

• A concert benefit for the Egan Warming Center will be at 7 pm Saturday, Dec. 22, at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., organized by the Eugene Caldera Songwriters Group and featuring a dozen musicians, including David Jacobs-Strain, Beth Wood, Jeffrey Martin and John Shipe. $5 donation at the door. Email remarkable.ent.group@gmail.com (This event was erroneously listed in our music section last week as happening Dec. 15.)

• Mayor Kitty Piercy’s initiative to raise $40,000 to assist 40 families in need over the holidays has met its goal, but it’s not too late to contribute to the effort. To help a homeless family, email Rebecca Larson at rlarson@svdp.us or call St. Vinnie’s at 687-5820.

Occupy Medical is seeking monetary donations to make it through the long, wet winter. Checks can be made out to Occupy Medical and mailed to the Tamarack Center, 3575 Donald St., Suite 230, Eugene 97405. The group’s nonprofit status is pending.

• Eugene’s 2013 State of the City Address will be at 5:30 pm Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the lobby of the Hult Center.