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Activist Alert 3-29-2012

• The Opportunity Eugene Task Force on Homelessness will be meeting at 9:30 am Friday, March 30, at Lane County Health and Human Services, 151 West 7th Ave., Room 258. Contact is Michael Wisth, 682-5540 or michael.c.wisth@ci.eugene.or.us

• The SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup will be from 10 am to 1 pm Saturday, March 31. Volunteers are encouraged to register at www.solv.org, or call (503) 844-9571 ext. 332.

• A public “meet and greet” with Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg and some city councilors will be from 1 to 3 pm Saturday, March 31, at Jerry’s Home Improvement, 2525 Olympic St. in Springfield.

• Two community meetings on “Transforming Healthcare in Lane County” are coming up, dealing with the Oregon Health Plan. The first will be from 1 to 3 pm Monday, April 2, at the Florence Events Center on Quince Street in Florence. The second will be from 5:30 to 7:30 pm Tuesday, April 3, at the Eugene Public Library downtown. 

• Another “Hoodie Action” built on this week’s gathering at the old Federal Building is coming together for 6 pm Monday, April 2, at the Free Speech Plaza, 125 E. 8th Ave. The vigil in memory of Treyvon Martin is being organized by Occupy Eugene, NAACP, CALC and the Civil Liberties Defense Center. A march is also planned that day at 5 pm starting at Campbell Senior Center, 155 High St.

• The third in a series of first-Monday “Conversations on the Forest” continues at 6 pm Monday, April 2, at Cozmic Pizza, 199 W. 8th Ave. in Eugene. Hosted by Commissioner Rob Handy, forester Roy Keene, and ArchitectureWeek editor-in-chief Kevin Matthews. Handy says the first monthly meeting drew 100 people, the second 140. “It’s gathering legs like we thought it would,” he says. See conversationsontheforest.org for more information, or email rob@robhandy.com

• Commemorating the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, CALC will present local high school students performing excerpts from his speeches and writings on economic justice, as well as their own speeches, poems, or songs, from 7 to 9 pm Tuesday, April 3, at First Christian Church, 1166 Oak. Call 485-1755 or e-mail calcpeace@efn.org for more information. 

• Oregon Wild is organizing a Waldo Lake celebration and informational gathering at 6 pm Wednesday, April 4, at Agate Alley Laboratory restaurant, 2645 Willamette St. in anticipation of the Oregon Marine Board meeting April 10. Former congressman Jim Weaver is planning to speak. Email cl@oregonwild.org or call 344-0675.

Springfield is inviting community members to review draft goals and policies that will shape future decisions around transportation projects at an open house from 4 to 7 pm Wednesday, April 4, at the Willamalane Center, 215 C St. in Springfield. An online questionnaire active until April 25 can be found at www.springfieldtsp.org