Activist Alert 5-15-2014

• State Rep. John Lively will be the speaker at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, May 16, at the Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette. Lively will provide an update on the Lane Metro Partnership and the future of economic development in Lane County. See City Club will not have a regular program May 23, but a special program on “Making Great Cities” with Carol Coletta will be at 5 pm May 22. RSVP at

• City of Eugene budget hearings that were scheduled for May 27 and June 23 have been combined and will be instead at 7:30 pm Monday, June 9, at Harris Hall, 125 E. 8th Ave. The hearings will be about the FY 2015 budget and the FY 2014 second supplemental budget. Call the budget office at 682-5082 or visit the city website. 

• A free lecture on “Energy from Waves: A Consideration of the Issues” with Robin Hartmann of the Ocean Policy Advocate for Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition will be at 7:30 pm Friday, May 16, at Willamette Hall 100 on the UO campus. Contact Tom Titus of the Eugene Natural History Society, 484-4477.

Frank Moore, longtime conservationist and former member of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, will be the guest speaker at the McKenzie Flyfishers monthly meeting at 8 pm Monday, May 19, at Lewis & Clark Catering, 2210 MLK Blvd. in Eugene. Free and open to non-members, dinner at 7 pm is $17. See or call 913-0710.

• A free event “Oregon Wolves: Making a Comeback” with ODFW Wolf Coordinator Russ Morgan will be at 7 pm Tuesday, May 20, at Willamette Hall 100 on the UO campus. Call 344-0675 for more information. 

• The sixth annual Bike Music Fest kicks off 5 pm Thursday, May 22, at the UO’s EMU Amphitheatre and then rolls to the second stage at Skinner Butte Park. At both stages, audience members can jump on a bike and help fuel the show. Performers include Samba Ja, MOsley WOtta, Dirty Dandelions, DJ bPollen and Adventure Galley. More info at

• BEST (Better Eugene Springfield Transit) is organizing a series of events over the next few months to talk about mass transit and support for better bike and pedestrian transportation in the valley. Contact Rob Zako to get involved, call 343-5201 or email to get on the email list.

• The worldwide March Against Monsanto for World Food Day will be in 275 cities and locally the gathering will begin at noon Saturday, May 24, at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza at 8th and Oak. The march will end at Alton Baker Park for an afternoon of speeches, live music, activities and a community picnic at 2:30 pm. Find the event on Facebook to get more information or to help.