Activist Alert 11-27-2013

• The next Eugene Musicians Collective event will be from 5 to 8 pm Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Vets Club downstairs, featuring Dreamdog and The Dennis Smith Project. No cover, all ages, sliding scale. The event is a benefit for Casey Wright and Womenspace. See or find Eugene Musicians Collective on Facebook.

Better Eugene-Springfield Transit (BEST) has an event from 5 to 9 pm Monday, Dec. 2, at Plank Town Brewing, 346 Main St. in Springfield, near the bus station. Meet the BEST people, talk transit, drink beer, win raffle prizes. Call 343-5201.

Health Care for All Oregon’s monthly meeting will be from 7 to 9 pm Tuesday, Dec. 3, at First United Methodist Church, 13th and Olive. The PBS Frontline documentary Sick Around the World will be shown. Film producer and UO journalism professor Jon Palfreman will talk about developments since the documentary was released in 2008.

• Lane Transit District’s EmX Steering Committee will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 pm Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the LTD Board Room, 3500 E. 17th Ave. in Glenwood.

• The BLM is planning a series of “listening sessions” in December regarding natural resource management in Oregon. The only one in our area will be from 5 to 8 pm Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Siuslaw National Forest Office, 3200 SW Jefferson Way in Corvallis. Others in this series will be in Medford, Coos Bay and Roseburg.

• An event honoring Bill Finneran, founder of the Eugene Record Convention who died Oct. 1, will be at 6 pm Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Sam Bond’s Garage, 407 Blair Blvd. Public event and all are invited.

• The city of Eugene’s first open house on walking and biking issues on 12th and 13th avenues will be from 5:30 to 7 pm Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Eugene Public Library. The city is looking at developing alternative traffic designs for the streets. Call 341-1464 or email

• Local citizens concerned about the global climate crisis will gather at 12:30 pm Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, 1401 Willamette, to give the Chamber a Golden Ostrich trophy, in recognition of the Chamber’s support for the U.S. Chamber of  Commerce and its blockade of progress on addressing climate crisis. Call 484-9167 for more information.