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There’s much to be said about the artistry of cooking, but for Guy Crosby, the science of food takes the cake. Crosby is coming to Eugene on May 5 to share his perspective as science editor for Cook’s Illustrated magazine, a regular fixture of America’s Test Kitchen on PBS and co-author of The Science of Good Cooking. With a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, Crosby gets down to a molecular level when describing why excess baking soda collapses cookies, or why fish poached in water cooks faster than fish cooked in oil. At The Science Factory’s “Scientifically Speaking Gala and Auction,” Crosby will expound on the science of taste, explaining just what a “super-taster” is and why those with sensitive taste buds are pickier eaters.

For dinner and a science lesson, check out “Scientifically Speaking,” a fundraiser for The Science Factory and Nearby Nature, 5:30-9pm Thursday, May 5, at the Eugene Hilton, 60 E. 6th Ave.; $85 per seat or $800 per table of 10, see sciencefactory.org for tix, reserve by April 29.

Amid the thousands of plants you can purchase this weekend at the Lane County Master Gardeners Plant Sale and Garden Fair you can find something a vast number of those plants need: bees. More specifically the folks from Healthy Bees = Healthy Gardens will be there promoting ways to help bees and other pollinators. Jen and Doug Hornaday suggest allowing veggies like “broccoli, kale and lettuce go to flower to help finish their life cycle and go to seed, and help feed the pollinators,” as well as creating pesticide-free spaces and providing water for bees to drink. Healthy Bees = Healthy Gardens will be featuring “freshly harvested local healthy spring honey to taste and buy that is helpful for allergies. They will also be selling native bee houses that were designed and built by Jen Hornaday along with the 4th graders at the Village School, and “100 percent of the proceeds will go toward the bee education program.” For more on your local plants and pollinators, put on your gardening gloves and wander over to the Lane County Fairgrounds this weekend. 

Lane County Master Gardeners Plant Sale and Garden Fair 9am-3pm Saturday, April 30, Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Avenue. FREE.

Ever accidently get way too stoned way too fast and suddenly your brain is spinning sticky webs of neurotic fear and paranoia until you feel like Woody Allen on bad acid? Wouldn’t it have been nice, during that endless moment, to have a kind, gentle and pot-smart voice whispering sage advice into your ear? Well, author David Schmader is that voice. A stage performer and longtime columnist for Seattle alt weekly The Stranger, Schmader has written Weed: The User’s Guide, a “21st century handbook for enjoying marijuana” that takes newbies and users alike through the ABCs of cannabinoid culture. From a brief history of weed (“Which presidents were potheads?”) to modes of ingestion, types of weed and the varieties of effects — including more specific rubrics like marijuana etiquette, munchies navigation and, yes, what to do “if you’re high and don’t like it” — Schmader covers all the stoner bases in a voice that is at once generous, funny and sharp, though never pushy (in his words, he refuses “reckless encouragement” to smoke pot). “I want the book to be a smart, honest guide to weed and its life enhancing potential that keeps readers delighted on a sentence-by-sentence basis,” Schmader says. “I wanted it to be like a guide to scotch or coffee — knowledgeable info for interested parties.”

David Schmader reads from and signs his book WEED: The User’s Guide, 7pm Friday, April 29, Barn Light East, 545 E. 8th Ave. FREE. — Rick Levin 

 


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Thursday, April 28

Sunrise 6:07am; Sunset 8:13pm

Avg. High 63; Avg. Low 40

Food/Drinks From Pint to Trail: Eugene Brewshed & Outdoors Celebration, 6-8:30pm, Ninkasi, 155 Blair Blvd. FREE.

Gatherings Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 10-11:30am, Trinity Lutheran Church, 675 S. 7th St., Cottage Grove. FREE.

Eugene Metro Business Networking International, 11:30am today & Thursday, May 5, LCC Downtown Center, 101 W. 10th Ave. $12 lunch.

Downtown Public Speakers Toastmasters Club, drop-ins welcome noon-1:05pm today & Thursday, May 5, Les Lyle Conference Rm, fourth floor Wells Fargo Bldg., 99 E. Broadway Ave., 485-1182. FREE.

Exhibit Talks, 2pm today, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday through Thursday, May 5, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1680 E. 15th Ave., natural-history.uoregon.edu. FREE with price of museum admission.

Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism Panel & Awards Reception, 3pm, Allen Hall, UO. FREE.

Open Figure Drawing, 4-6pm today & Thursday, May 5, MECCA, 449 Willamette St. Pay what you want.

Beyond Toxics New Volunteer Orientation Party, 5-7pm, 601 W. 13th Ave. FREE.

Candidate Forum: Eugene Mayor, 7pm, Lane County Public Services, 125 E. 8th Ave. FREE.

Guitar Club, 7-8pm, Cush Cafe, 1235 Railroad Blvd. FREE.

Home Grown Community Radio Forming KEPW-FM, 7pm, today & Thursday, May 5, Growers Market, 454 Willamette St., 343-8548. FREE.

Nar-Anon Meeting, beginners, 7pm today & Thursday, May 5, Wesley United Methodist Church, 1385 Oak Rd. FREE.

Psychoanalysis in Eugene, clinical & literary discussion group, 7-9pm today & Thursday, May 5, 355 W. 8th Ave., rsvp to michaelhejazi@gmail.com. FREE.

Health Group Acupunctire Clinic, 10-11:30am, Trauma Healing Project, 2222 Coburg Rd., 687-9447. Don.

Mindfulness Group, 4-5pm, NAMI Resource Center, 2411 Martin Luther King Blvd., 520-3096. FREE.

Kids/Families Wonderful Ones Storytime, 1-year-olds w/caregivers, 10:15am & 11am today & Thursday, May 5, downtown library, 682-8316. FREE.

Prechool Fun w/Art & Science: $$$ for Little Pockets, 10:30-11:15am, Springfield library, 225 5th St., Spfd. FREE.

DanceAbility Class for Youth, 4-5pm today & Thursday, May 5, Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St. Call 357-4982 or see danceability.com for registration info.

Lectures Optimize Your Social Security Benefits, 5:30pm, downtown library. FREE.

“The Big View: Climate Change in Human History,” 6pm, Willamette Hall, UO. FREE.

Crypto Judaism & the Question of Human Agency w/David Wacks, 6:30pm, Allen Hall, UO. FREE.

Oregon WAND: “If They Aren’t in Jail...” w/climate change activits Patty Hine & Deb McGee, 7pm, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. FREE.

Literary Arts Lunch w/authors Pat Edwards & Jennifer Chambers, noon, The Book Nest, 1461 Mohawk St., Spfd. FREE.

On the Air “The Point,” 9-9:30am today & Thursday, May 5, KPOV 88.9FM.

“Arts Journal,” current local arts, 9-10pm today & Thursday, May 5, Comcast channel 29.

Thursday Night Jazz w/David Gizara, 10pm today & Thursday, May 5, KLCC 89.7FM.

Outdoors/Recreation Pool Hall for seniors, 8:30am-4:30pm today, tomorrow & Monday through Thursday, May 5, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St. $0.25.

GEARS Bike Club: McKenzie View & Sunderman, 35 miles, medium pace, 9am; Women Only Ride, easy pace, 6pm, Alton Baker Park. FREE.

Lunchtime Running Group, 3-4 miles, 12:15-12:45pm today & Thursday, May 5, Tap & Growler, 207 E. 5th Ave. FREE.

Duplicate Bridge, 1pm today, Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday, May 5; 9:30am Monday; 6:30pm Wednesday, Emerald Bridge Club, 1782 Centennial Blvd., Spfd. $8.

Board Game Night, 6-11pm today, Tuesday & Thursday, May 5, Funagain Games, 1280 Willamette St. FREE.

"Categorically Correct" trivia w/Elliot Martinez, 6:30pm, Oregon Wine LAB, 488 Lincoln St. FREE.

Sci-Fi Trivia w/Gen Schaack, 7-9pm, Starlight Lounge, 830 Olive St. FREE.

Trivia, 7-9pm today & Thursday, May 5, Brew & Cue, 2222 Hwy 99. FREE.

WDYK Trivia w/Rick, 9pm today & Thursday, May 5, Side Bar, 1680 Coburg Rd. FREE.

Social Dance English & Scottish Country Dancing, 7pm today & Thursday, May 5, Vet’s Ballroom, 1620 Willamette St. $7, first time FREE.

Music & Dance Workshops w/Taller de Son Jarocho, 7-9pm today & Thursday, May 5, American Legion Hall, 344 8th St., Spfd. FREE. 

Doc’s Pad Drag Queen Bingo w/Karess, 9pm today & Thursday, May 5, Doc’s Pad, 710 Willamette St. FREE.

Spiritual Zen Meditation Group, 7-8am today & Thursday, May 5, Blue Cliff Zen Center, 439 W. 2nd Ave. FREE.

Open Heart Medidation, 4:30pm today & Thursday, May 5, 1840 Willamettes St. FREE.

Insight Meditation, 6:30-8pm today & Thursday, May 5, Eugene Yoga Annex, 3575 Donald St. Don.

Theater Blackberry Winter, 7:30pm today through Saturday & Thursday, May 5; 2pm Sunday, Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 194 W. Broadway. FREE.

LCC student production: Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, 7:30pm today through Saturday, Ragozzino Hall, LCC main campus. $5-$10.

No Shame Eugene, short-form improv theatre, 7:30pm today & Thursday, May 5, New Zone Gallery, 164 W. Broadway. FREE.

Annie Get Your Gun, 8pm today through Saturday & 2:30pm Sunday, Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Dr., Cottage Grove. $20-$25.

University Theatre: Stage Kiss, 8pm today through Saturday & 2pm Sunday, Robinson Theatre, UO. $14-$16.

Volunteer Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Work Party, 9-11am today; 9am-noon Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, May 5, Native Plant Nursery in Buford Park, rsvp to volunteer@bufordpark.org. FREE.

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

 

Friday, April 29

Sunrise 6:06am; Sunset 8:14pm

Avg. High 63; Avg. Low 40

Benefit Art Show for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 10am-5pm today & tomorrow, 9-1pm Sunday, St. Mary’s, 1300 Pearl St. FREE.

Concert & discussion w/Rob Tobias for KEPW 93.7FM community radio, 7-7:45pm, Reality Kitchen, 645 River Rd. $5.

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

Film Disorient: Asian American Film Festival, today & tomorrow, Bijou Art Cinemas & Broadway Metro, disorientfilm.org.

Food/Drink Wine & Music, 4-10pm, Noble Estate Urban, 560 Commercial St. FREE.

Wine Tasting, 6-9pm, Sweet Cheeks Winery, 27007 Briggs Hill Rd. FREE.

Gatherings Rainspout Music Festival, today through Sunday, Yachats Commons. $10-$60.

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

City Club of Eugene: Earthquake Preparedness, noon, UO Academic Extension, Downtown Baker Center, 975 High St. $5 non-members, FREE for members.

Nar-Anon Meeting, 12:30pm, Springfield Lutheran Church, 1542 I St., Spfd. FREE.

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

Cottage Grove Art Walk: Oregon Beauty, 6-9pm, downtown Cottage Grove. FREE.

Grief Song Ceremony w/Laurence Cole & Rob Miller, 6-10pm, Unity of the Valley, 3912 Dillard Rd. $35.

Open Hack, 6-9pm today & Tuesday, Eugene Maker Space, 687 McKinley St. FREE.

Kids/Families Rose Children’s Theatre: Willy Wonka Jr., 7pm today through Sunday, Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd. $8-$12.

Lectures/Classes “The Politics of Style: Black Women, Social Movements & Global Fashion Economies” w/Tanisha Ford, noon-1:30pm, Knight Library, UO. FREE.

Meditation & Breathing, 12:15pm, Oregon Ki Society, 1071 W. 7th Ave. FREE.

Literary Arts Reading & Signing: Weed: The User's Guide by David Schmader, 7pm, Barn Light East, 545 E. 8th Ave. FREE.

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

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

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Hike Marys Peak, 11.5 miles, see obsidians.org.

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.

Final Table Poker, 6pm & 9pm, Steve’s Bar & Grill, 117 14th St., Spfd. FREE.

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.

Pool Hall continues. See Thursday, April 31.

Social Dance Folk Dancing for Seniors, request & lessons, 2-3:30pm today, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St.; 2:30-4pm Monday, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., info at 603-0998. $1.50.

Advanced dance class w/Taller de Son Jarocho, 4:30-6pm, Whiteaker Community Center, N. Jackson & Clark St. FREE.

Oregon Ballroom Dance Club, 7:30pm lesson, 8:30-10:30pm open dance, Living Learning Center South, 1403 E. 15th Ave. FREE.

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

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

Spectator Sports Roller Derby: Emerald City Roller Girls Big O Tournament, 35 teams competing on three tracks, 9am today through Sunday, Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave. $10-$60.

Spiritual Dances of Universal Peace, 7:30pm, Friends Meeting House, 2274 Onyx St. $5 don.

Theater Murder on the Campaign Trail, live interactive comedy w/dinner, 7pm today & tomorrow, Holiday Inn, 919 Kruse Way, Spfd, 844-1450. $39.

Sagebrush Cinderalla, 7pm, Hult Center. $12-$14.50.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, 7:30pm today & tomorrow, Actors Cabaret, 996 Willamette St. $16-$27.

Annie Get Your Gun continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Blackberry Winter continues. See Thursday, April 28.

LCC student production: Shakespeare’s Cymbeline continues. See Thursday, April 28.

University Theatre: Stage Kiss continues. See Thursday, April 28.

 

Saturday, April 30

Sunrise 6:04Am; Sunset 8:15pm

Avg. High 63; Avg. Low 41

Benefits Wine Auction & Tasting for the Snack Pack Program, 4-9:30pm, Elks Lodge, 1701 Centennial Blvd., Spfd. $5.

Film Screening: School’s Out: Lessons From a Forest Kindergarten, proceeds support Hazelwood scholarship fund, 7pm, Cozmic, 199 W. 8th Ave. Don.

Art Show for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church continues. See Friday.

Dance Work Dance Co.: “Neon Jungle,” 7:30pm, Hult Center. $20-$22.50.

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

Lane County Farmers Market, 9am-3pm today, 10am-3pm Tuesday, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. FREE.

Eugene Saturday Market, locally made carft items, 10am-5pm, across the street from the Park Blocks at 8th & Oak. FREE.

Winter Marketplace Farmers Market, 10am-2pm, Elmira Grange, 88764 Sprague Rd. FREE.

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

Film Disorient film festival continues. See Friday.

Food/Drink Wine & Music, 4-10pm, Noble Estate Urban, 560 Commercial St. FREE.

Gatherings Master Gardner Plant Sale, 9am-3pm, Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave. FREE.

Destination Imagination Plant Sale, 9am-4pm, Pleasant Hill Elementary School, 36386 Hwy 58. FREE.

Saturday Market, weekly hub of artisans, chefs & musicians, Mary Ferris 10am; Rockstop 11am; Robert Meade noon; Sonic Pilgrim 1pm; Ramblin’ Robert & The McKenzie Drifters 2pm; The Surfonics 3:30pm; 8th & Oak. FREE.

Women’s Symposium, 10am-4pm, Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave. $15.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, 10am-2pm, Riverbend Annex, 123 International Way, Spfd. FREE.

The Naked Scavenger Hunt, for tickets to “The Naked Magic Show,” 11am-3pm, Hult Center. FREE.

World Tai Chi Day celebration w/Machiko, 11am-noon, EWEB reservoir, 24th & Lawrence. FREE.

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

Drum Circle, noon-5pm, Cush Cafe, 1235 Railroad Blvd. FREE.

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

Lane County for Bernie Sanders, 12:30pm, 2809 Friendly St. FREE.

Backpacking Rendezvous, pick up some tips & advice from other backpacking enthusiasts, 3-5pm, Obsidian Lodge, obsidians.org. $1.

Meet ‘n Greet/Rally for Emily Semple, Ward 1 City Council candidate, 7-10pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St., 852-1895. FREE.

Exhibit Talks continue. See Thursday, April 31.

Rainspout Music Festival continues. See Friday.

Health Green Smoothies 101 w/Alexandra Bwye, noon-1:30pm, Natural Grocers, 201 Coburg Rd. FREE.

Kids/Families Girls Rule! “Full STEAM Ahead,” hands-on math, science, tech & art workshops for girls ages 9-14, 9am-3pm, Churchill High School, 1850 Bailey Hill Rd., preregister at opheliasplace.net. Don.

Family Music Time, 10:15am, downtown library. FREE.

Eugene Concert Choir: “Latin American Folk for Kids,” 11am, Hult Center. $12-$14.50.

Dia de los Niños/Dia de los Libros, kids should read, 1-4pm today, Springfield library, 225 5th St., Spfd; 2-5pm tomorrow, downtown library. FREE. 

Rose Children’s Theatre: Willy Wonka Jr. continues. See Friday.

Lectures/Classes Psychic Survival Skills for Sensitive People, 1-4pm, River Rd. area, 982-6755. $15.

“Outsider/Insider Artist” w/Ray Komer, 3pm, downtown library. FREE.

Triathalon Clinic, bring bike & helmet, 3pm, Ninkasi Brewing, 272 Van Buren St. FREE.

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

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Spencer Butte Trail Maintenance, 2 miles, see obsidians.org.

All-Paces Group Run, 8:30am, Run Hub Northwest, 515 High St., 344-1239. FREE.

McKenzie River Trust: Not Just Birds Tour, 8:30-11:30am, Bangs Century Farm, Junction City, register at mckenzieriver.org. FREE.

Eugene/Spfd Mossbacks Volkssport Club: 6K & 11K Pre’s Trail to Hendricks Park Rhododendron Gardens walk, 9am, meets at Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way, 726-7169. FREE.

GEARS Bike Club: Dillard to Cresswell, 41 miles, medium pace, 9am, Alton Baker Park. FREE.

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

Social Dance Two River Morris Dancers, intro to traditional Border Morris dancing, 1-2pm, 1400 Lake Dr. FREE.

Swing Dance w/live music by High Step Society, 7pm lesson, 8-10:30pm dance, Vet’s Club, 1626 Willamette St. $10.

Spectator Sports Roller Derby: Emerald City Roller Girls Big O Tournament continues. See Friday.

Spiritual Contemplative Mass w/Taizé chant, incense & candlelight, 5:30pm, Church of the Resurrection, 3925 Hilyard St. FREE.

Pascha Resurrectional Service, 11:30pm-3am, St. John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church, 304 Blair Blvd. FREE.

Theater Eugene Concert Choir: “Cantata Criolla,” 8pm, Hult Center. $20-$51.75.

Annie Get Your Gun continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Blackberry Winter continues. See Thursday, April 28.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change continues. See Friday.

LCC student production: Shakespeare’s Cymbeline continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Murder on the Campaign Trail continues. See Friday.

University Theatre: Stage Kiss continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Volunteer Eugene Park Stewards Work Party, 9am-noon, Hendricks Park, call 510-4636. FREE.

Habitat Clean-Up Work Party, 10am-1pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Rd., 747-3817. FREE.

 

Sunday, May 1

Sunrise 6:03am; Sunset 8:17pm

Avg. High 64; Avg. Low 41

Benefits Art Show for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church continues. See Friday.

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

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

Gatherings Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market, 10am-4pm, Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave. $1.50.

May Day Rainbow Family Picnic, bring food & drinks to share, utensils & musical instruments, 2-6pm, Alton Baker Park pavilions. FREE.

Exhibit Talks continue. See Thursday, April 31.

Rainspout Music Festival continues. See Friday.

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

Probiotics w/Yaakov Levine, 1-2:30pm today & tomorrow, Natural Grocers, 201 Coburg Rd. FREE.

Kids/Families Children’s Meditation Class, 7-7:45pm, Eugene Zendo, 2190 Garfield St. FREE.

Dia de los Niños/Dia de los Libros continues. See Saturday.

Rose Children’s Theatre: Willy Wonka Jr. continues. See Friday.

Lectures/Classes Women’s Self Defense Class, 11am-12:15pm, The Art of War, 251B W. 7th Ave. FREE.

“Just Mercy,” study Bryan Stevenson’s 100 best books of the century in Quaker style, 1-2pm, Eugene Friends Meeting House, 2274 Onyx St. FREE.

Way of the Tao Drum: Introduction to Shamanic Journeying, 6:30pm, Unitarian Church, 1685 W. 13th Ave., 232-1038. Don.

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

Sentinel Radio broadcast, 7am, KPNW 1120AM.

“The Sunday Morning Hangover Radio Program” w/Marc Time, 10am, KWVA 88.1FM & kwvaradio.org.

Outdoors/Recreation Bike Month, a plethora of rides & events over the month of May, webikeeugene. FREE.

Obsidians: Hike Yachats, 13 miles, see obsidians.org.

GEARS Bike Club: Sovern Lane North of Coburg, 38 miles, medium pace, 9am, Alton Baker Park. FREE.

Playground Sports "Kick It": Kickball Tournament, 11am-4pm, Tugman Park, 3666 Hilyard St. $20-$200 to participate, FREE to watch.

Church of Pinball, tournament, minors welcome, 3pm, Blairally, 245 Blair Blvd., 683-1721 $5.

Final Table Poker, 3pm & 6pm, Steve’s Bar & Grill, 117 14th St., Spfd. FREE.

Duplicate Bridge continues. See Thursday, April 31.

Social Dance Celebrate Spring w/Two Rivers Morris Dancers, 5:30am, Alton Baker Park; 9:30am, Kesey Square; 12:30pm, Agrarian Ales. FREE.

Community Ecstatic Dance for WOW Hall, 1-3pm, WOW Hall, 291 E. 8th Ave. $5-$10 sug. don.

Argentinian Tango, lesson 3-4pm, dance 5-7pm, 485-6647. $5-$12.

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

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

Spectator Sports Roller Derby: Emerald City Roller Girls Big O Tournament continues. See Friday.

Spiritual Self Realization Fellowship Meditation & Service, 9-11am, 1610 Olive St. FREE.

Video Screening: Nusrat Fatah Ali Khan, 11am-1pm, Center for Sacred Sciences, 5440 Saratoga St. FREE.

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

Hare Krishna Kirtan, discussion & meal, 7pm, Govinda’s, 1030 River Rd. FREE.

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

Theater Inspirational Sounds: “In Celebration of African American Gospel,” 3pm, Hult Center. $15-$23.50.

Annie Get Your Gun continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Blackberry Winter continues. See Thursday, April 28.

LCC presents: Shakespeare’s Cymbeline continues. See Friday.

University Theatre: Stage Kiss continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Volunteer Feed the Hungry w/Burrito Brigade, noon, First Christian Church, 1166 Oark St. FREE.

 

Monday, May 2

Sunrise 6:02am; Sunset 8:18pm

Avg. High 64; Avg. Low 41

Gatherings Lunch Bunch Toastmasters, learn public speaking, noon, LCC downtown, 101 W. 10th Ave., 341-1690. FREE.

Craft Night & Open Music Collaboration, bring crafting supplies & musical instruments, 4-7pm, Cush Cafe, 1235 Railroad Blvd. FREE.

Women in Black, silent peace vigil, 5-5:30pm, Pearl & 7th. FREE.

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

Musart, drawing musicians as they perform, 6-8pm, Cozmic Pizza, 199 W. 8th Ave. $5.

Cascadia Forest Defenders Meeting, 6:30-8pm, Growers Market, 454 Willamette St. FREE.

Men’s Mentoring Circle, 6:30-8:30pm, McKenzie River Men’s Center, 1465 Coburg Rd. $10 sug. fee.

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

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

Nar-Anon Meeting, 7pm, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1465 Coburg Rd. & Cottage Grove Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs Ave., Cottage Grove. FREE.

Refuge Recovery Meeting, 7-8:30pm, Buddha Eye Temple, 2190 Garfield St. FREE.

Sweet Adeline harmonizing group, 7pm, United Methodist Church, 1385 Oakway Rd. FREE.

Polyamory & Non-monogamy Relationship Discussion & Support Group, 7:15pm, Cozmic, 199 W. 8th Ave. Sug. don.

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

Health Guided Meditation w/River, 4pm, Ophelia’s Place, 1577 Pearl St. FREE.

Probiotics w/Yaakov Levine continues. See Sunday.

Lectures/Classes Architecture & Allied Arts Interdisciplinary Lecture: “Art & the Social Context” w/Rick Lowe, 6:30pm, Lawrence Hall, UO. FREE.

Adult Ki Aikido, 7pm, Oregon Ki Society, 1071 W. 7th Ave. FREE.

Intro to Voice Dialogue: The Modality that Will Change Your Life, 7:30pm, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1685 W. 13th Ave., 357-8169. FREE.

“Peasant Agroecology for Food Sovereignty & Mother Earth: Voices from the Via Campesina Movement” w/speakers from Nicaragua, 7pm, Lawrence Hall, UO. FREE.

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

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Hike Spencer Butte, 5.6 miles, see obsidians.org.

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

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

Bike Month continues. See Sunday.

Duplicate Bridge continues. See Thursday, April 31.

Pool Hall continues. See Thursday, April 31.

Social Dance Salsa Libre, lessons & social dance 7:30pm, Global Scholars Hall room 123, UO. FREE.

Square Dance Class w/Sam Bucher, 7:45-9pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd. $3.

Folk Dancing for Seniors continues. See Friday.

Spiritual Inspirational Sounds Gospel Choir Rehearsal, 6:30-8:30pm, Northwood Christian Church, 2425 Harvest Ln. FREE.

Volunteer Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Work Party continues. See Thursday, April 31.

 

Tuesday, May 3

Sunrise 6am; Sunset 8:19pm

Avg. High 64; Avg. Low 41

Farmers Markets Lane County Farmers Market continues. See Saturday.

Food/Drink New Beer Release, meet the brewer & learn the story behing the beer, 6pm, Oakshire, 207 Madison St. FREE.

Gatherings Cascade Toastmasters, drop-ins welcome, 7-8:15am, Lane Transit District, 3500 E. 17th Ave., 682-6182. FREE.

Eugene Men Against Rape Culture, book discussion group, 5pm, Knight Library room 321, UO. FREE.

NAMI On-Campus Mental Health Support Group, 6pm, Peterson Building room 105, UO, 343-8677. FREE.

Nar-Anon Meeting, beginners 6pm, back to basics 7pm, Wesley United Methodist Church, 1385 Oakway Rd. FREE.

Co-Dependents Anonymous, men only 12-step meeting, 6:30-8pm, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St. FREE.

Eating Disorders Anonymous, 6:30-7:30pm, Jesco Club, 340 Blair Blvd. FREE.

Gateway Toastmasters, drop-ins welcome, 6:30-7:45 pm, LCC downtown., info at toddk.pe@gmail.com. FREE.

Emeralds Photographic Society Club Meeting, 6:45pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd. FREE.

Adult Children of Alcoholics Meeting, 7-8:15pm, Trinity United Methodist Church, 440 Maxwell Rd. FREE.

Candidate Forum: Secretary of State, 7pm, Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd. FREE.

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

Exhibit Talks continue. See Thursday, April 28.

Open Hack continues. See Friday.

Health Nia-Healing Through Movement class, noon-1pm, Trauma Healing Project, 2222 Coburg Rd., 687-9447. Don.

Kids/Families Baby Pop Music, 9:30am, Daisy’s Place, 1244 Lawrence. FREE.

Baby & Me Storytime, 10am, Springfield library, 225 5th St., Spfd. FREE.

Rainworks Sidewalk Art, 4:30-5:30pm, Springfield library, 225 5th St., Spfd. FREE.

Lectures/Classes Intro to Email, 1:30pm, downtown library. FREE.

“Louisa & Her Little Women: How a Children’s Book Shaped Alcott’s Life & Literary Legacy” w/Kathleen O’Fallon, 6pm, downtown library. FREE.

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

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

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

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

Outdoors/Recreation Eugene/Spfd Mossbacks Volkssport Club: 10K Yachats Ya’xik trail to 804 trail, 7am carpools meet at Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way, 726-7169. FREE.

GEARS Bike Club: Trail & Spfd, 25 miles, medium pace, 9am, Alton Baker Park. FREE.

Running Group, 4 miles, 6-10pm, Tap & Growler, 207 E. 5th Ave. FREE.

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

Bingo Night w/Zach, 7pm, Side Bar, 1680 Coburg Rd. FREE.

WDYK Trivia w/Haley, 7pm, First National Taphouse, 51 W. Broadway. FREE.

WDYK Trivia w/Mark, 7pm, The Lounge, 2043 River Rd. FREE.

Bingo, 8pm, Webfoot, 839 E. 13th Ave. FREE.

Bike Month continues. See Sunday.

Board Game Night continues. See Thursday, April 31.

Duplicate Bridge continues. See Thursday, April 31.

Pool Hall continues. See Thursday, April 31.

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.

Bailonga: Argentine Tango Milonga, lessons & open dance, 8-11pm, Vet’s Club, 1626 Willamette St. $4.

Spiritual Volunteer Eugene Park Stewards Work Party, 9am-noon, Hendricks Park Rhododendron Garden, 1800 Skyline Blvd., 510-4636. FREE.

Spiritual Perspective of Brotherhood w/Lorenzo Rodriguez, 6:30pm, Gerlinger Lounge, UO. FREE.

Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Work Party continues. See Thursday, April 31.

 

Wednesday, May 4

Sunrise 5:59am; Sunset 8:20pm

Avg. High 64; Avg. Low 41

Benefits Oakshire Inspires for Regional Safe Routes to School, 11am-10pm, reception 5-7pm, Oakshire, 207 Madison St. FREE.

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

Coast Fork Farm Stand continues. See Saturday. 

Food/Drink Wine Wednesday, tasting, 5-7pm, Tap & Growler, 207 E. 5th Ave. FREE.

Gatherings Nar-Anon Meeting, 12:30pm, Springfield Lutheran Church, 1542 I St., Spfd. 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.

Candidate Forum: Ward 1 City Councilor & Eugene Mayor, 6:30pm, South Eugene High School, 400 E. 19th Ave. FREE.

Open Session Figure Drawing, 6:30-9pm, Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St., Spfd. $6.

4J School Board Meeting, 7pm, 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St., 790-7707. FREE.

Live Drawing, 7-9pm, The New Zone Gallery, 164 W. Broadway St., 935-4308. $5.

Exhibit Talks continue. See Thursday, April 31. 

Health Feed Your Brain, cooking demo w/Yaakov Levine, 6-7:30pm, Natural Grocers, 201 Coburg Rd. 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.

Children’s Ki Aikido, 5:15pm, Oregon Ki Society, 1071 W. 7th Ave. FREE.

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

Lectures/Classes Medicare Made Clear, 5-6pm, Oregon Insurance Lady, 1163 Olive St., 222-9020. FREE.

Design & 3D Print a USB Case, 5:30pm, downtown library. FREE.

Archaeology Talk: “The Nude Goddess & Her Sisters” w/Stephanie Lynn Budin, 6pm, downtown library. FREE.

Ideas on Tap: “May the 4th Be w/You: Star Wars & Society” w/Randall Milstein, 6-8pm, Marketplace@Sprout, 418 A St., Spfd. FREE.

Literary Arts Medicade Made Clear, 5-6pm, Oregon Insurance Lady Office, 1163 Olive St. FREE.

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

“Truth Television,” live call-in local news/politics, 6pm, Comcast 29.

“That Atheist Show, weekly call-in, 7pm, Comcast 29, 790-6617.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Hike Amazon Headwaters/Spencer Butte, 6.2 miles, obsidians.org.

Community Group Run, 3-5 miles, bring lights for visibility, 6pm, Run Hub Northwest, 515 High St., 344-1239. FREE.

WDYK Trivia w/Haley, 7pm, Wild Duck Cafe, 1419 Villard St. FREE.

Pinball Knights, double-elimination pinball tournament, 21 and over, 8pm, Blairally, 245 Blair Blvd., 683-1721. $5 buy in.

Bike Month continues. See Sunday.

Duplicate Bridge continues. See Thursday, April 31.

Pool Hall continues. See Thursday, April 31.

Social Dance Scottish Country Dancing, 7-9pm Santa Clara Grange, 295 Azalea Dr. First time’s FREE.

Stardusters Ballroom & Round Dance Class w/Sam Bucher, 7:45-9:30pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St. $3-$3.50.

 

Thursday, May 5

Sunrise 5:58am; Sunset 8:21pm

Avg. High 65; Avg. Low 41

Benefits "Scientifically Speaking" w/Guy Crosby for The Science Factory & Nearby Nature, 5:30-9pm, Eugene Hilton, 60 E. 6th Ave. $85.

Film Fix It: US Healthcare at the Tipping Point, discussion to follow, 6pm, Bijou Art Cinemas, 492 E. 13th Ave. $8.

Food/Drink Wine Tasting, 5-9pm, Noble Estate Urban, 560 Commercial St. FREE.

Gatherings Doc’s Pad Drag Queen Bingo continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Downtown Toastmasters continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Eugene Metro Business Networking International continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Exhibit Talks continue. See Thursday, April 28.

Home Grown Community Radio Forming KEPW-FM meetings continue. See Thursday, April 28.

Maker Hub Open Labs continue. See Thursday, April 28.

Open Figure Drawing continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Psychoanalysis in Eugene, clinical & literary discussion group, continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Kids/Families DanceAbility Class for Youth continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Wonderful Ones Storytime continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Lectures/Classes “Beyond the War on Invasive Species: A Permaculture Approach to Ecosystem Restoration” w/Tao Orian, 6pm, downtown library. FREE.

“The Me’am Loez in History & Literature” w/Jonathat Seidel, 6:30pm, Allen Hall, UO. FREE.

DanceAbility Class for Adults continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Literary Arts Lunch w/author Gina Oschner, noon, The Book Nest, 1461 Mohawk St., Spfd. FREE.

“From Iguala to El Otro Lado: A Young Girl’s Journey to the American Dream” w/writer Reyna Grande, 6pm, downtown library. FREE.

On the Air “Arts Journal” continues. See Thursday, April 28.

“The Point” continues. See Thursday, April 28.

“Thursday Night Jazz” continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Outdoors/Recreation Bike Month continues. See Sunday.

Duplicate Bridge continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Lunchtime Tap & Growler Running Group continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Board Game Night continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Brew & Cue Trivia continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Pool Hall for seniors continues. See Thursday, April 28.

WDYK Trivia w/Rick continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Social Dance English & Scottish Country Dancing continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Music & Dance Workshops w/Taller de Son Jarocho continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Spiritual Insight Meditation continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Open Heart Medidation continues. See Thursday, April 28

Zen Meditation continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Theater The Three Musketeers, 7pm, South Eugene High School, 400 E. 19th Ave. $7-$10.

Blackberry Winter continues. See Thursday, April 28.

No Shame Workshop continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Volunteer Care for Owen Rose Garden continues. See Thursday, April 28.

Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Work Party continues. See Thursday, April 28.

 

 

CORVALLIS and surrounding areas

Friday, April 29: Improv Smackdown, 7:30pm today & tomorrow,Majestic Theatre, Corvallis. $10-$12.

Saturday, April 30: Corvallis Community Drum Circle, 7-8pm, Riverfront Park, Corvallis. FREE.

Monday, May 2: Holocaust Memorial Week lecture: “The Triumph of the Human Spirit: From Auschwitz to Forgiveness” w/Eva Mozes Kor, 7:30pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU, Corvallis. FREE.

Majestic Reader’s Theatre auditions, 7:30-9:30pm today & tomorrow, Majestic Theatre, Corvallis. FREE.

Wednesday, May 4: Reader’s Theatre: La Gringa, 7:30pm, Withycombe Lab Theatre, OSU, Corvallis. FREE.

 

 

attention  opportunities

Organizers for the Eugene Biennial are accepting submissions for the jurried art show, which opens August 3. Email eugenebiennial@gmail.com for more information.

FISH is looking for volunteers available for weekday morning & afternoon shifts, answering phones. Call 933-3324 for more information.

Girl Circus summer camps are open for registration. Check out girlcircus.com for more information.

Teens grades 6-12 are invited to enter the Springfield Public Library’s Teen Poetry Contest. Text should not surpass 40 lines and all entries must be submitted before 5pm Saturday, April 30. See rules or enter at wheremindsgrow.org/teens.html.

The Maude Kerns Art Center invites all teen artists, ages 13-19, to submit their original works of art for the Mayor’s Teen Art Show. See mkartcenter.org for more information.

The Maude Kerns Art Center will offer summer art camps & workshops for youth. See mkartcenter.org for more information.

Josephine’s Closet seeks donations of gently used or new girls’ formal wear for area girls in time for prom. Write to JC director Lisa Christon at lisachriston@hotmail.com for more information or to arrange pick-up.

KOCF 92.5 Fern Ridge Community Radio is seeking a volunteer chief engineer to share technological expertise. For more info, contact Dean Middleton at 543-7625 or dean.middleton10@gmail.com

Lane County seeks applications from citizens interested in serving on the Community Health Council. Applications due noon Friday, April 29. See lanecounty.org/volunteer for more information.

Lane County Board of Commissioners seeks applications from those interested in serving on the Community Health Council, as well as the Mental Health Advisory/Local Alcohol & Drug Planning Committee. Applications for the Mental Health Advisory/Local Alcohol & Drug Planning Committee are due by 5pm Wednesday, April 27. Applications for the Community Health Council are due by noon Friday, April 29. See lanecounty.org/volunteer for more information.

Scholarships are available for Nearby Nature summer daycamps. Registration information & scholarship applications available at nearbynature.org/programs.

Registration is open for Nearby Nature summer day camps for kids, which run June 20-September 2. Call 687-9699 for more information.

The Very Little Theatre holds auditions for You Can’t Take it With You noon-4pm Saturday & Sunday, April 30-May 1. See thevlt.com for more information.

Whole Earth Nature School seeks volunteers to work w/kids during summer nature camps. Email Anna Bradley at anna@wholeearthschool.com for more information.

 

 

 


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 events that charge admission. We list workshops under $15. 

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