Activist Alert 7-28-2016

• The nonprofit Community Veterinary Center on Hwy 99 in Eugene provides low-cost veterinary services for 1,500 animals each year whose families are low-income. The clinic, which opened in 2012, mainly focuses on animals in Lane County. CVC has a special capital campaign to raise money to add a sterile surgery because currently clients needing such surgery are sent to private veterinarians, and CVC must then raise additional money to help its clients with that. CVC has raised $10,000 of a $62,000 goal — $33,000 for the building addition, $12,000 for surgical equipment and $17,000 to upgrade its film x-ray to digital. To donate, go to or send a check to Community Veterinary Center, 470 Highway 99, Eugene 97402.

• There will be a “Good Bye July” benefit for White Bird Clinic and CAHOOTS 6 to 10 pm Saturday, July 30, at Kesey Square. Organizers say, “Celebrate our unique community space and one of Eugene’s most important community resources.” The event features music by Steel Wool, Gumbo Groove and Mhofela with Musekiwa Chingdoza, plus busking at 5 pm by Cardboard Carnival for early arrivals. Voodoo Doughnut is making a White Bird Doughnut and the CAHOOTS van will be on site. The event is FREE but donations are accepted. 

Eugene Sunday Streets, which the city says promotes “healthy, active living by opening the city’s largest public space — its streets — for people to walk, bike and roll to discover active transportation in a safe, car-free environment” is noon to 4 pm, Sunday, July 31 in downtown Eugene. The route runs down Broadway from Monroe Park to Kesey Square and the Park Blocks. The free gathering will feature a Beautiful Bikes pageant and more. Go to for more information.

 • Corvallis is in the direct path of next year’s total solar eclipse, which will take place around 10 am Aug. 21, 2017. Eugene will experience a partial but not full eclipse, according to Oregon State University. There will be town hall 6 to 8 pm August 3 to educate the community on the MegaMovie project documenting the eclipse in the International Living-Learning Center, Room 155, 1701 S.W. Western Blvd., at OSU. A team from the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California-Berkeley is hosting the “Eclipse Across America Awareness Tour” to bring together civil leaders, business owners, scientists and other community members to take photos during the eclipse and submit them to stitch them together into the MegaMovie, which is sponsored by Google’s new Making & Science initiative. 

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