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Activist Alert 7-26-2012

Breakfast at the Bridges begins from 7 to 9:30 am Friday, July 27, at the Greenway Bridge at Maurie Jacobs Park, across from the Valley River Center. The event will be every last Friday of the month through September. This summer series encourages walking and bicycling. Sponsored by Full City Coffee, Toby’s Foods and the city of Eugene. 

• State Rep. Phil Barnhart is hosting community meetings around the region. The next is at 6:30 pm Monday, July 30, at Sodaville City Hall, 30723 Sodaville Road in Lebanon; followed by 5 pm  Tuesday, July 31, at Chief’s Restaurant, 91115 N. Willamette St. in Coburg. 

• A public forum about a project to improve Highway 99 and East Main Street in Cottage Grove will be 6:30 to 8 pm Tuesday, July 31, at the Riverside Community Church of God, 1255 South River Road in Cottage Grove. Cosponsored by the city of Cottage Grove and ODOT. Construction is planned for spring through summer of 2013.

• A petition calling for Instant Runoff Elections (IRE) for Oregon is now available online at http://wkly.ws/1bt and is sponsored by MoveOn.org Civic Action. The completed petition will be delivered to the Oregon House, Senate and governor’s office. In IREs citizens vote for their first and second choices in candidate races. Some form of IRE is used in numerous countries around the world and in several U.S. cities including San Francisco, Oakland and Minneapolis.

• The annual Hiroshima Nagasaki Memorial at Alton Baker Park will be at 7:30 pm Monday, Aug. 6, at Alton Baker Park, with a potluck at 6:30 pm and the Luminaria Float at 8:45 pm. 

• The annual Eugene/Springfield Pride Celebration will be from noon to 7 pm Saturday, Aug. 11, at Alton Baker Park.