Eugene Weekly : Holiday Happenings : 11.18.10


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Holiday Events


holiday events

Thursday Nov. 18

UO Art Department Cheap Jewelry Sale, 9am-4:30pm, Lawrence Hall, UO. 541-346-1571.

Home for the Holidays Craft and Gift Bazaar, 10am-5pm today, tomorrow & Nov. 21, 30536 W. Beacon Dr. 541-689-6574. 

Eugene Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker, 7:30pm, LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis. or 682-5000. $20-30.

Friday, Nov. 19

Night of A Thousand Stars at 5th St. Market, 5-8pm. Carolers, performance from The Nutcracker Ballet, free pictures with Santa.

Holiday Art Sale, featuring Elaine Pruett’s ceramics, Susan Staffel’s jewelry & bags, and Lynn Frost’s watercolors, 4pm-8pm today; 10am-4pm tomorrow, 665 City View Blvd, Spfd. 541-747-4181.

Sixteen Tons Winter & Strong Ale Fest, 6pm-9pm today, 1pm-4pm & 6pm-9pm tomorrow, 265 E. 13th Ave.
541-345-2003. $15.

An opening for All Seasons Membership Exhibit and Club Mud Ceramics Show and Sale, 6pm-8pm, Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E. 15th Ave. 541-345-1571 or $3 don.

Saturday, Nov. 20

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring hundreds of booths, international food court and Eugene Bhangra Youth Group, Olem Alves Jazz Duo, Inspirational Sounds, WaHoo, Ghillie Dhu & the Dhonts, Dick Danger Band, Gordon Kaswell, Eagle Park Slim and Edson Oliveira, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Ya-Po-Ah Terrace Holiday Bazaar, 9am-3pm, 350 Pearl St. 

EWEB Run to Stay Warm, 6:30 am registration, 8:30am Kids 400 Meter Fun Run, 9 am Half Marathon, 9:15am 10K & 5K, EWEB Plaza, 500 E. 4th Ave. $20-$30. 

Audubon Bird Walk with Dave Bontrager, 8am-noon, South Eugene parking lot, 19th & Patteron. $3.

Fleece Navidad, holiday sale with alpaca items, sweaters, etc., 10am-4pm, Spencer Creek Grange, 86013 Lorane Hwy.

Turkey Shoot Free Throw Contest, 10am-1pm, fundraiser for middle school sports programs, Albertsons, 2000 Marcola Road, Spfd. $2 + canned food donation.

Eugene Glass School’s Annual Art Glass Auction, noon-11pm, Eugene Glass School, 575 Wilson St. 541-342-2959. $15-$25.

Ballet Fantastique presents String Theory, 7:30pm today & 2:30 pm tomorrow, Hult Center. 682-5000. $27-$33.

Pacific NW Women’s Comedy Festival, 7pm, Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd.
541-688-1674. $25.

Sunday, Nov. 21

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Rob Tobias, Bin Daas, Carl “Bus Man” Faddis, Scrambled Ape, Rusty Still and African Sundial, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE. 

“Celebrate the Season” art, wine and antique walk, noon-4pm, Oakland. 459-2581 or 459-0555.  Passport for prizes $5. 

Monday, Nov. 22

Chamber Music Amici, Concert #2, 5-10pm, Wildish Community Theater, Spfd. 915-5232. $18-$22.

Wednesday,  Nov. 24

Festival of Trees, 9am-6pm today & Nov. 28; 10am-7pm Nov. 25, 9am-9pm Nov. 26, 9am-2pm Nov. 27; Valley River Inn. 228-3003. $6, $4 sr., under age 12; $3 in strollers.

At the Stroke of One: A Dramatic Recitation of Dickens’ Public Reading Version of A Christmas Carol, by Sir Read-A-Lot, at the Festival of Trees at 4:30 pm today, 7:30pm Nov. 26 & 10am Nov. 27; at Barnes & Noble, 6pm, Dec. 4; at Cozmic Pizza, 8pm Dec. 1, 8, 15 & 22. 541-510-9384.

Thursday, Nov. 25

Turkey Stuffer 5K, 8:30am,  Splash! at Lively Park, 6100 Thurston Rd., Spfd.
541-736-4033. $15-$20.

Turkey Trot, 4-mile run, 2-mile walk & 200 meter kids’ Gobbler Gallop, 9am, Skinner Butte Park & RiverPlay Playground. or 541-484-9883. $20 adults, $15 kids in advance; add $5 day of race. 

Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 11am-3pm, Whiteaker Community Head Start Center, 21 N. Grand. 485-8179. FREE.

Friday, Nov. 26

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market,  featuring The McKenzie Drifters, Swinging Marmalukeys,  The Conjugal Visitors, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. 686-8885, FREE.

Thurston High School Holiday Craft Faire, with hand-crafted gifts, movies for kids, food, choirs, 10am-6pm today, 10am-5pm tomorrow, 333 N. 58th St., Spfd. FREE.

Hairspray, 8 pm today, tomorrow and Dec. 3-4, 10-11 & 17-17; 2pm Dec. 5 & 12, Actors Cabaret of Eugene. and 683-4368. $16-$39.95.

Meet Me in St. Louis, 8pm today, tomorrow and Dec. 2-4, 9-11 & 15-18; 2:30pm Dec. 5 &12 Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. SW. $10 & $13.

Saturday, Nov. 27

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Chris Kokesh, Olem Alves & Inner Limits, Mood Area 52,10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. 686-8885, FREE.

Turkey Shoot-Out Golf Tournament, 8:30am, Laurelwood Golf Course. 541-484-4653. $45.

Faith Rahill’s Holiday Studio Sale, 10am-5pm today and Dec. 4, 2581 Monroe Street, 541-344-2100. FREE.

 “Turkey Burn” acquatic fitness class, 9:30am, Echo Hollow Pool,1655 Echo Hollow Rd., & Sheldon Pool, 2443 Willakenzie Rd. 682-5525 (Echo Hollow) or 682-5314 (Sheldon). $3.25.

Pacific Classical Ballet’s Nutcracker: The Kingdom of the Sweets, 45-min. condensed version, 2pm & 4pm today, 4pm tomorrow, Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd. 541-510-4629. FREE; sug. Don. $5/$20 per fam.

Oregon Ballet Foundation Children’s Nutcracker, 2 & 7pm today; 1pm & 6pm tomorrow, LCC. $12-15.

Sunday, Nov. 28

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Opal Creek, Jim Page, Eagle Park Slim All Star Blues Band, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Monday, Nov. 29

Shasta Middle School Winter Concert, 7pm, Hult Center. $6.50.

Holiday Marketplace, 10am-8pm today through Dec. 2; 10am-2pm Dec. 3, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd. 736-4444. FREE.

Tuesday, Nov. 30

GEARs Bike Swap, 7pm-9pm, Vet’s Club, 1626 Willamette. 541-683-1409. $5 non-members; members FREE.

Thursday, Dec. 2

Willamalane Activity Trip: Holiday Lights at Shore Acres, 1:30-11pm, for ages 18+, leave from Willamalane Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd. 736-4444. $34 in district/$36 out of district (dinner extra).

Prospectors Holiday Bazaar, 4pm-8pm today, 10am-6pm tomorrow & 1pm-4pm Dec. 4, Dr. Snapp House, 360 S. River Road, Cottage Grove.

Friday, Dec. 3

Make Patchwork Ornaments, for ages 50+, 1pm-3pm, Willamalane Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd. 736-4444. $10 in district/$11 out.

Faye Nakamura’s Holiday Studio Sale, 5pm-9pm today,10am-5pm tomorrow, 2695 University. FREE.

2nd & Blair Artists Holiday Studio Sale, 5pm-9pm today, 11am-5pm tomorrow, 1pm-5pm Dec. 5, 2nd Ave. & Blair. FREE.

ClaySpace’s Holiday Studio Sale, 5pm-10pm today, 11am-5pm & 7-9pm (w/music by Sam Becerra and friends) tomorrow & noon-4pm Sunday, 222 Polk. 653-8089. FREE.

The Santaland Diaries, 8 pm today, tomorrow, Dec. 9-11 & 16-18; 2 pm Dec. 5 & 12, Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton St. 541-465-1506 or $15.

White Christmas, 7:30pm today, tomorrow, Dec. 10-11 & Dec 17-18; 2:30pm Dec. 5, 12 & 19, The Shedd. or 434-7000. $20-$42.

Winter’s Eve Corvallis, shopping, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, music and more, a benefit for Assistance League of Corvallis, 5pm-10pm, Downtown Corvallis. or 757-1978. $35 adv., $40 door.

Saturday, Dec. 4

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Concrete Love Seat, Gerry Rempel Trio, Rob Tobias & The Northwest Express, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Mike Pease (drawings, watercolors, & prints) and Hannah Goldrich’s (jewelry) Holiday Sale, 11am-4pm, 768 W. 10th. 345-8819. FREE.

Ken Standhardt’s Holiday Pottery Sale and Open House, 10am-4pm today, noon-4pm tomorrow, 4875 Garnet St. 514 4646. FREE.

Tracie Manso’s Holiday Pottery Sale and Open-House,10am-6pm  today and tomorrow, 1815 W. 22nd Ave., Eugene, FREE.

Holiday Tea, noon & 3pm today and Dec. 11, Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House, 303 Willamette. $25.

Eugene Symphony Guild Christmas Tour, 10am-4pm today & 11am-5pm tomorrow, five Eugene B&Bs. 541-688-1950 or $12 adv., $15 day of event.

Eugene Garden Club’s Greens Sale, 9am-3pm, 1645 High. 485-5772. FREE.

River Road Holiday Bazaar, 9am-4pm, River Road Park. FREE.

Eugene Waldorf School Winter Light Faire, 11am-4pm, 1350 McLean Blvd. FREE.

Eugene Concert Choir presents: A Celtic Christmas Featuring the Willis Clan, 8pm today & 2:30pm tomorrow, Hult Center. 682-5000.

Christmas Tea Parties, 2pm, Our Daily Bread Restaurant, 88170 Territorial, Veneta. or 935-4921. Reservations required. $15.95 afternoon tea; $28.95 high tea.

Sunday, Dec. 5

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Red Pajamas, The Klezmonauts, Calango,10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Meet Your Maker Holiday Show, 1pm-5pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Winter Tea Dance: “Pearl Harbor Remembered,” 2pm-4pm, Oregon Air & Space Museum, 90377 Boeing Dr., Eugene. 541-461-1101. $8.

Cascade Chorus Community Christmas Celebration, 2:30pm, Sheldon High School. $10-$12.

The Motet Singers Candlelight Christmas Concert, 4 pm, Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church, 532 C St, Spfd, 541.344.5271. $5-7, youth FREE.

Westfir Covered Bridge Lighting Fetival, with Santa, carols, treats, arts, crafts, 6pm, Westfir. 541-782-4146. FREE.

Corvallis Youth Symphony Winter Concert, 3pm, Corvallis High School Performing Arts Center, Corvallis. $10 adv. $12 door.

Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert, with OSU Choirs, 7pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU.

Monday, Dec. 6

Oak Ridge Boys, singing Christmas favorites, 7:30pm, Hult Center. 541-682-5000. $39.50-$49.40.

Oregon Mozart Players present “Candlelight Baroque,” 7:30pm today & tomorrow, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak. 541-682-5000. $16-$38.

Tuesday, Dec. 7

Arts Umbrella Little Symphony & Junior Orchestra Winter Concert, 7:30, South Eugene High School. $10, $5 sr/stu.

Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, holiday tour, 7:30pm, Hult Center. 541-682-5000. $28-$44.

Wednesday, Dec. 8

“Creating Happiness for Yourself Over the Holidays,” with Carolyn and Holly Higgins, for ages 50+, Willamalane Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd. 736-4444. FREE.

Eugene Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker Short & Suite, by & for kids, 4pm, Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Ave. 541-682-8316. FREE.

Island Park Art Gallery Reception for “On the Wing,” 5pm-7pm, Willamalane Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd. 736-4444. FREE.

Eugene Youth Symphony Winter Concert, 7:30pm, South Eugene High School.  $10, $5 sr/stu.

Holiday meal for Seniors, 5:30pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd. 541-682-5521, $7.

Friday, Dec. 10

City of Eugene Adaptive Recreation Service’s Art Show & Sale, noon-7pm today, 10am-4pm tomorrow, Hilyard Community Center, 2560 Hilyard St. 541-682-5311.Free admission; $10 to rent a table.

Oak Patch Gifts Blowout Warehouse Sale, feat. Jodi Coyote, 10am-6pm today & tomorrow & 10am-5pm Dec. 12, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Winter Wonderland with craft-making, Santa, live reindeer, professional ice sculptor, more, 6pm-8:30pm, Camp Putt Adventure Golf & Great Bear Hall, 4006 Frankline Blvd.
541-736-4544. $5.

Eugene Concert Choir’s English Madrigal Dinner with the Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble, 6pm tonight and tomorrow, St. Paul’s Parish Hall, 1201 Satre St. $85; $680 table of eight.

Riverside Chamber Symphony, 7:30pm, Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd. FREE; sug. don. $5.

Parade of Lights, downtown Junction City tonight, Harrisburg tomorrow & Coburg Sunday. 541-998-6154. FREE.

Saturday, Dec. 11

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Soce, Kef, Cal Young Jazz Band, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Authors & Artists Fair, meet 35 Oregon authors and 13 local artists, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. $1-$5 sug. don.

Oregon Knife Collectors Winter Show, 8am-4pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Breakfast with Santa, 9am-11am, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd.  $6 adult; $5 child by Dec. 4.

Breakfast with Santa, 9:30 am, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd. Reg. req., 541-682-5521 or $5.

Breakfast with Santa, 8:30am-11am, Viking Sal, 245 W. 5th St., Junction City. 541-998-1556. $5; $2 under age 12.

Jingle Bells Run, 8K run/5K run/walk & Kids’ Rudolph Fun Run, benefitting Parkside Community Preschool, noon, Maurie Jacobs Park, Fir Lane off River Rod. 541-484-9883; register online at $15-$25.

Family Day: “Roman Holiday,” open house with family activities, noon-3pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. 541.346.3027 or

Oregon Tuba Associations presents Tuba Carol Concert, 1pm, in parking lot next to Springfield Museum (Main & 5th). FREE.

“Rockin’ the Drift Boat,” Springfield Christmas Parade, 2pm, downtown Springfield. or 988-0955. FREE.

Eugene Symphony and Chambers Family Foundation Yuletide Celebration, 7:30pm today; 2:30pm tomorrow, Hult Center. or 682-5000. $15-$48.

Cascadia Wildlands Project’s Wild Wonderland Auction, food, drinks, live music, bid on rafting trips and much more, all proceeds help protect endangered forests and wildlife, 7pm, EMU Ballroom, UO. or 434-1463. $20 adv., $25 door.

Hosanna Dance Studio presents Adventures in Narnia, 1pm & 7pm today; 4pm tomorrow, Performance Hall, LCC. $10-$15.

Willamette Valley Concert Band Christmas Concert, 2pm, First Presbyterian Church, Albany. FREE

Emerald Valley Opry, featuring Howard Steele, Dallas & PJ McCord, Kerry Christenson, Lost and Found, Julie Nedele and House, 5:30 pm, Willamette High School. $4 with food donation; $6, $5 sr, $3 stu.

Heceta Head Lightstation Victorian Christmas, 4pm-7pm today, tomorrow & Dec. 18-19, 92072 Hwy 101, Yachats.
$3 per vehicle.

Poison Pen Players present Dead in the Sled: Ho Ho HO … OH NO!, a murder mystery comedy dinner theater production, 7pm, Florence Events Center.
541-999-9281. $45.

Sunday, Dec. 12

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Soromundi Lesbian Chorus of Eugene, Accordions Anonymous, Gypsy Moon, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Tuesday, Dec. 14

Homemade Holidays, make wrapping paper, gift bags & cards, 10am-11am today & tomorrow, Willamalane Community Recreation Center, 250 S. 32nd St., Spfd.

Wednesday, Dec. 15,

Holiday Meal for Seniors, 11:30 am Campbell Center, 155 High St., registration required, 541-682-6318; $5.

Friday, Dec. 17

Winter Solstice Celebration, family fun and festivities, 5pm-8pm, UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1680 E. 15th Ave. 541-346-3024. FREE with non-perishable food item for FOOD for Lane County.

“A Celtic Holiday,” featuring A Child’s Christmas in Wales dramatized by David Stuart Bull, music by Linda Danielson and Chico Schwall, 3:30pm today, tomorrow and Dec. 19; 9:30pm Dec. 20-23, Café Soriah, 384 W. 13th Ave. Reservations required, 541-342-4410. $10.

Eugene Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker, 7:30pm today and tomorrow; 2pm tomorrow and Dec. 19, Hult Center, Eugene. or 682-5000. $22-$48.

Fred Crafts’ Radio Redux presents Scrooge In Love, 7:30pm today & tomorrow; 2pm Dec. 19,  Wildish Community Theater, Spfd. 915-5232. $7-12.

Saturday, Dec. 18

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Brian Cutean, Sideroads, The Streamliners, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Breakfast with Santa, 9:30am & 10:30am, Amazon Center, 2700 Hilyard St. Reg. req., 541-682-5373. $5.

Celebrate La Posada Navideña with Amigos Multicultural Services Center and Juventud FACETA, 6pm-9pm, the Whiteaker School, 21 N. Grand. 541-746-6022. FREE.

Eugene Ballet Company presents “Nutcracker Tea,” noon today & tomorrow, Hult Center. 682-5000. $25.

Sunday, Dec. 19

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Left Coast Sax Quartet, Laura Kemp Trio, The Traceys, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Winter Solstice 5K Run, 2:30-3:45pm registration, 4pm start, Amazon Park. $15-$20 w/o shirt through Dec. 19, $25 race day; tech shirts $10 & cotton $6. 

Monday, Dec. 20

Corvallis Repertory Singers present “An Evening of Candlelight & Carols,” 7:30pm, First United Methodist Church, Corvallis. $15; donation boxes for Linn-Benton Food Share. or 737-4061.

Wednesday, Dec. 22

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Janet Naylor & Linda Danielson, Gus Russell Trio, Chico Schwall Group, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Thursday, Dec. 23

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Gordon Kaswell, Sweet River, NOW! Trio,10am-6pm,Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Friday, Dec. 24

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring Eugene Recorder Ensemble, Jerry Zybach Carol Sing Along, Americanistan, 10am-4pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE

Thursday, Dec. 30

Eugene Opera presents La Bohème, 7:30pm today & tomorrow, 2:30pm Jan. 2, Hult Center. 682-5000 $31-$89.

Friday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve, 8:30pm-12:30am, Carl’s Band, hors d’oeuvres, cards, games, door prizes, Willamalane Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd. 736-4444. $7 adv., $10 door.

New Year’s Eve Hoof ‘n Holler Bull Ride & Dance, 7:30pm, Linn Co. Fair & Expo Center, Albany.

Eugene Opera presents a New Year’s Eve Gala, 10:30pm, Hult Center. 682-5000. $35.

First Run, 10K run & 5K run/walk, 11:59pm tonight & 10am tomorrow, Valley River Inn. 541-484-9883 or register at $15-$30 plus shirt.