Activist Alert 1-30-2014

• “The Role of Transit in Our Community Vision” is the topic at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, Jan. 31, at the Downtown Athletic Club, 10th and Willamette. Speakers include Larry Banks of PIVOT Architecture, Claire Syrett of Lane Coalition for Healthy and Active Youth and Julie Daniel of BRING Recycling. Moderated by Rob Zako of Better Eugene-Springfield Transit. $5 for nonmembers. See The program will be recorded to air at 6:30 pm Monday, Feb. 3, on KLCC, 89.7 FM.

• Outdoor writer William Sullivan will talk and show slides of “New Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades” at 7 pm Saturday, Feb. 1, at Cozmic, 199 E. 8th Ave. The event is a fundraiser for the Walama Restoration Project. Also speaking will be naturalist Bruce Newhouse. Live marimba music and silent auction. Contact 

Health Care for All Oregon-Eugene will host a presentation on the effects of single-payer health care system on small businesses at 7 pm Tuesday, Feb. 4, at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. Speakers will include Lee Mercer of Main Street Alliance of Oregon and Candace Joyner of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon. Contact Lou Sinninger at 954-2356 or Ruth Duemler at 484-6145.

• The 2014 Starker Lecture Series will begin at 3:30 pm Thursday, Feb. 6, at Richardson Hall, Room 107, on the OSU campus. John Gordon will speak on the future of forestry in Oregon. The theme for this year’s series is “Working Forests Across the Landscape.”