June 2016 Happenings

JUNE 1: TODDLER STORY TIME AT BARNES AND NOBLE

Barnes and Noble will host a free Toddler Story Time on Wed., June 1 at 11 a.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JUNE 1: SENSORY STORY TIME

The Eugene Public Library hosts Sensory Story Time every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the downtown branch, located at 100 W. 10th Ave. This is a special story time for kids of all ages with sensory integration issues or other special needs and their caregivers.

JUNE 1: FAMILIES CONNECTED GET AIR DAY

Families Connected will host a Get Air Day every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 6 pm. at 4211 W. 11th Ave. in Eugene. Parents will have a chance to connect while children play. Parents must remain on site while their children play. The cost is $5 per child and includes Get Air socks for first time visitors. If parents bring personal support workers (PSWs) to help supervise children, the PSWs can jump for free. All participants (adults and children) must complete a waiver that can be found on the Get Air website prior to jumping. Computers are also available inside Get Air for families to complete the waiver. For more information, email Laura.

JUNE 1: STORY TIME WITH GINGER AT BARNES AND NOBLE

Barnes and Noble will host Story Time with Ginger on Wed., June 1 at 7 p.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. All ages are welcome for stories and a craft. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JUNE 2: PRESCHOOL SENSORY STORY TIME

The Springfield Public Library will host a Preschool Sensory Story Time on Thurs., June 2 at 10:30 a.m. at 225 5th St. This story time is geared for children who have a hard time in large groups, children with special needs or children who are prone to sensory overload. For questions, call 541-726-3766.

JUNE 2: BOARD GAME NIGHT AT FUNAGAIN GAMES

Funagain Games hosts Board Game Night every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 1280 Willamette St. in Eugene. Choose games from Funagain Games’ extensive demo library, and hang out and play in the game lounge with family or friends. Hobby store staff can help identify games for all ages and interests and provide instruction if requested. Admission is free. For questions, call 541-654-4205.

JUNE 3: TOT DISCOVERY DAY

The Science Factory Children’s Museum and Exploration Dome will host Tot Discovery Day on Fri., June 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Tot Discovery Days are casual, drop-in programs when visitors ages five and younger can enjoy Science Factory activities without big kids. The theme for this month is water wonders. Siblings who are not the appropriate age for these activities will not be allowed into the activity areas at this time. Advance registration not required. The cost is $10 for parent and child and $2 for each additional child.

JUNE 3: FAMILY STORY TIME AT BETHEL

The Eugene Public Library hosts Family Story Time on Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Bethel branch, located at 1990 Echo Hollow Rd. This special story time includes stories and songs for children and their caregivers.

JUNE 3: FAMILY STORY TIME AT SHELDON

The Eugene Public Library hosts Family Story Time on Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Sheldon branch, located at 1566 Coburg Rd. This special story time includes stories and songs for children and their caregivers.

JUNE 3: DOWNTOWN YOUTH ARTS EVENT

The Eugene Public Library will host a free Downtown Youth Arts Event on Friday, June 3 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 100 W. 10th Ave. Youth will be able to make and share art using local resources that will be made available. Food will be provided by the Burrito Brigade and Off The Waffle.

JUNE 3: OFSN PARENTS, CAREGIVERS NIGHT OUT

The Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN) will host a Parents and Caregivers Night Out on Fri., June 3 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for families with children who experience mental, emotional and/or behavioral health challenges. The event will be held at the Sheldon Community Center, located at 2425 Willakenzie Rd. in Eugene. A light dinner and snack will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, call 541-342-2876.

JUNE 3: TASTE OF CRESWELL

The Taste of Creswell will be held Fri., June 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Creswell Community Center, located at 99 S. 1st St. The event will feature music, food, booth exhibits and kids’ activities. Admission is free.

JUNE 4: FUNCTION 4 JUNCTION

The Function 4 Junction Classic Car Cruise and Show n’ Shine will take place Sat., June 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Junction City. The classic Show n’ Shine will feature hundreds of hot rods and classic cars. After exploring the cars, enjoy a car cruise from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this free family friendly event.

JUNE 4: PIONEER GARDEN PROJECT

The Singing Creek Educational Center will host a Pioneer Garden Project on Sat., June 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Granary building at 91949 Purkerson Rd. in Junction City. Kids can help pull weeds, plant starts and create a bean “teepee.” Little Hands Can, a service group offering children the opportunity to give back to the community, will help along with their parents and community volunteers.

JUNE 4: FIRST SATURDAY PARK WALK

Explore Eugene’s parks with naturalists from the River House Outdoor Program. The First Saturday Park Walk will take place on Sat., June 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Golden Gardens Park, located at Jessen Dr. and Golden Garden St. in Eugene. This interpretive walk is open to people of all ages.

JUNE 4: HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP

The Home Depot offers Free Kids Workshops the first Saturday of each month. The Kids Workshop will take place Sat., June 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. Kids will build a Father’s Day trophy smart phone holder. Register online for the Saturday workshop.

JUNE 4: FAMILY FISHING EVENT

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) invites families to experience the fun of fishing at its Family Fishing Day on Sat., June 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Alton Baker Canoe Canal in Eugene. ODFW staff and volunteers will provide equipment, teach youth how to bait and cast, and help kids “reel in” their catch. Adults can get tips on basic rigging, fish identification and casting. The program provides a unique opportunity for families to learn how to fish together and discover just how much fun it can be. For more information, contact Katherine Nordholm at 541-726-3515 ext. 28.

JUNE 4: FAMILY MUSIC TIME

The Eugene Public Library will host Family Music Time on Sat., June 4 from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the downtown branch, located at 100 W. 10th Ave. This week, Pia and Jason Robbins of Little Timbre Studio will share songs, rhymes and music.

JUNE 4: CUENTOS CON KRISTEN

The Springfield Public Library will host Cuentos con Kristen on Sat., June 4 at 11 a.m. at 225 5th St. This is a bilingual story time for the whole family. This month, this story time will focus on celebrating father’s and there will be a craft activity.

JUNE 4: SUMMER READING TRIATHLON OPENING CEREMONY

Barnes and Noble will host Summer Reading Triathlon Opening Ceremony on Sat., June 4 at 11 a.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. From May 17 to September 6, kids in grades 1 through 6 can earn a free book. Kids can get their journals for a free book, enjoy fun-filled activities and cast a ballot for their favorite book hero and place to win a Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JUNE 4: SEE TO READ FREE VISION SCREENING

The Eugene Public Library will host free See to Read Vision Screenings for kids ages three to seven years on Sat., June 4 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 100 W. 10th Ave. All Oregon children age seven or younger are required to have their vision screened before starting school or preschool. If the free, initial screening raises concerns, a full eye examination will be recommended. The screenings are non-invasive and take only a few minutes. This service is provided through a partnership among the Oregon State Elks Association, Oregon State Lions Association and Oregon public libraries. For more information about the vision screenings, visit See to Read.

JUNE 4: KIDS SATURDAY WORKSHOP AT MECCA

Kids and families are invited to the Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts (MECCA) every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to make a creative reuse project. From magnetic puzzles to robot rockets to sock creatures, there’s always a fun, all-ages craft project for kids and families each Saturday. There is no need to preregister, and all materials are included for each workshop. A $3 to $5 sliding scale donation is requested per child. Children under 10 years should be accompanied by an adult. MECCA is located at 449 Willamette St. in Eugene.

JUNE 4: BLUES BREWS & BBQ

There will be a Blues Brews & BBQ on Sat., June 4 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 10 Shelton McMurphy Blvd. This is a family friendly, all day blues and brews festival in Eugene. There will be food vendors, live entertainment all day and a kid zone carnival. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to March of Dimes.

JUNE 4: CUENTOS Y CANCIONES

The Eugene Public Library will host Cuentos y Canciones (Stories & Songs) on Sat., June 4 from 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Bethel branch, located at 1990 Echo Hollow Rd. Cuentos y Canciones is a free weekly story time in Spanish for children and families.

JUNE 4: WE ARE BETHEL CELEBRATION

The We Are Bethel Celebration will take place Sat., June 4 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Petersen Park, located at 870 Berntzen Rd. This is a free neighborhood carnival to celebrate Bethel and west Eugene. There will be community booths, food and free music.

JUNE 6: CURIOUS KIDS STORY TIME

The Springfield Public Library will host a Curious Kids Story Time with Taylor on Mon., June 6 at 6:30 p.m. at 225 5th St. This story time will focus on gardening. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JUNE 7: TEEN PROGRAM AT SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Springfield Public Library will host a program for teens on Tues., June 7 at 4:30 p.m. at 225 5th St. The group will celebrate National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JUNE 7: THE FOX DEN FAMILY NATURE EVENING

The Whole Earth Nature School hosts the Fox Den Family Nature Evening every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Old School and Cornucopia, located at 5th Ave. and Pearl St. in Eugene. Kids will explore nature crafts, ancient skills, storytelling and games at this free event. Visit The Fox Den to learn more and see the schedule of activities.

JUNE 7: BOARD GAME NIGHT AT FUNAGAIN GAMES

Funagain Games hosts Board Game Night every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 1280 Willamette St. in Eugene. Choose games from Funagain Games’ extensive demo library, and hang out and play in the game lounge with family or friends. Hobby store staff can help identify games for all ages and interests and provide instruction if requested. Admission is free. For questions, call 541-654-4205.

JUNE 8: TODDLER STORY TIME AT BARNES AND NOBLE

Barnes and Noble will host a free Toddler Story Time on Wed., June 8 at 11 a.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JUNE 8: SENSORY STORY TIME

The Eugene Public Library hosts Sensory Story Time every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the downtown branch, located at 100 W. 10th Ave. This is a special story time for kids of all ages with sensory integration issues or other special needs and their caregivers.

JUNE 8: FAMILIES CONNECTED GET AIR DAY

Families Connected will host a Get Air Day every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 6 pm. at 4211 W. 11th Ave. in Eugene. Parents will have a chance to connect while children play. Parents must remain on site while their children play. The cost is $5 per child and includes Get Air socks for first time visitors. If parents bring personal support workers (PSWs) to help supervise children, the PSWs can jump for free. All participants (adults and children) must complete a waiver that can be found on the Get Air website prior to jumping. Computers are also available inside Get Air for families to complete the waiver. For more information, email Laura.

JUNE 8: SPECIAL NEEDS SUPPORT GROUP

There will be a Special Needs Support Group meeting on Wed., June 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Christ’s Center Building,located at 530 W. 7th in Junction City. Come chat, share, relax and meet other parents with special needs kids. Childcare will be provided in a sensory classroom. Please RSVP in advance by emailing Teresa or calling 541-510-8414.

JUNE 8: STORY TIME WITH GINGER AT BARNES AND NOBLE

Barnes and Noble will host Story Time with Ginger on Wed., June 8 at 7 p.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. All ages are welcome for stories and a craft. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JUNE 9: PRESCHOOL ART AND SCIENCE STORY TIME

The Springfield Public Library will host a Preschool Art and Science Story Time with LuCinda on Thurs., June 9 at 10:30 a.m. at 225 5th St. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JUNE 9: VALLEY RIVER CENTER’S KIDS CLUB

Valley River Center, in partnership with National Geographic Kids, will host a free Kids Club on Thurs., June 9 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the center court of the mall, located at 293 Valley River Center in Eugene. The theme for this month’s club is summer fun.

JUNE 9: FAMILY FUN NIGHT

The Petersen Barn will host Family Fun Night on Thurs., June 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 870 Berntzen Rd. in Eugene. This is a free, fun-filled evening, including dinner, games, crafts and live entertainment. Dinner is served until 6:30 p.m. No registration is required.

JUNE 9: BOARD GAME NIGHT AT FUNAGAIN GAMES

Funagain Games hosts Board Game Night every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 1280 Willamette St. in Eugene. Choose games from Funagain Games’ extensive demo library, and hang out and play in the game lounge with family or friends. Hobby store staff can help identify games for all ages and interests and provide instruction if requested. Admission is free. For questions, call 541-654-4205.

JUNE 10: FAMILY STORY TIME AT BETHEL

The Eugene Public Library hosts Family Story Time on Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Bethel branch, located at 1990 Echo Hollow Rd. This special story time includes stories and songs for children and their caregivers.

JUNE 10: FAMILY STORY TIME AT SHELDON

The Eugene Public Library hosts Family Story Time on Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Sheldon branch, located at 1566 Coburg Rd. This special story time includes stories and songs for children and their caregivers.

JUNE 10: LITTLE WONDERS STORIES & ACTIVITIES

Parents and preschool-age children are invited to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History (MNCH) for Little Wonders Stories and Activities for Preschoolers on Fri., June 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The theme for this month is outrageous owls. Admission for a family of four is $5 and is free for museum members. MNCH is located at 1680 E. 15th Ave. in Eugene.

JUNE 10: TEENS DR. WHO CLUB

The Eugene Public Library will host a Dr. Who Club for teens on Fri., June 10 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 100 W. 10th Ave. Teens can get together to enjoy episodes, snacks and “Whovian” conversation.

JUNE 10: B-FEST TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL

Barnes and Noble will host a B-Fest Teen Book Festival on Fri., June 10 at 5 p.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. This first-ever teen book festival will feature author events, writing workshops, panel discussions, trivia and games, giveaways and more. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JUNE 10: OFSN PARENTS, CAREGIVERS NIGHT OUT IN COTTAGE GROVE

The Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN) will host a Cottage Grove Parents and Caregivers Night Out on Fri., June 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for families with children who experience mental, emotional and/or behavioral health challenges. The event will be held at the Cottage Grove Community Center, located  at 700 E. Gibbs. Children will have access to movies, the Wii, crafts, coloring and games while parents take a much needed break. A light dinner will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, call 541-342-2876.

JUNE 10: FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL AT REALITY KITCHEN

KindTree-Autism Rocks will host a Second Friday Social on Fri., June 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Reality Kitchen, located at 645 River Rd., Suite 2 in Eugene. This free activity is open to teens and adults with autism and others who want to hang out together to listen to or play music, visit, play games or participate in planned activities. Members of KindTree-Autism Rocks’ peer support group and STiLE trainings and staff will be there, as well as employees from Reality Kitchen. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

JUNE 10: BRIDGEWAY HOUSE TEEN GAME NIGHT

Bridgeway House, a local nonprofit that helps families affected by autism, will host a Teen Game Night for kids ages 12 years and older on Fri., June 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1551 Oak St., Suite B, in Eugene. Families should park in the back parking lot (between Oak and Pearl) and enter through that door. This is a great opportunity for teens and young adults to socialize and play board games and video games (ratings guidelines apply) while being supervised by Bridgeway House staff. The cost is $3 per person. Pizza and soda will be provided. For questions, contact Bridgeway House at 541-345-0805.

JUNE 10: B-FEST TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL TRIVIA BLAST

Barnes and Noble will host a Teen Trivia Blast on Fri., June 10 at 7 p.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. One winner in every store will be sent advance reader’s copies of the most anticipated new teen books. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JUNE 11: THE ARC’S JUMPSTART SATURDAY RESPITE

The Arc Lane County will offer its Jumpstart Saturday Respite Program on Sat., June 11 and again on Sat., June 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Email Kathryn or call 541-868-6106 as soon as possible to confirm space availability and reserve a spot for your child. Parents must RSVP their children by Mon., June 6.

JUNE 11: FAMILY MUSIC TIME

The Eugene Public Library will host Family Music Time on Sat., June 11 from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the downtown branch, located at 100 W. 10th Ave. This week, join singer/songwriter Rob Tobias for classics and tunes made up on the spot.

JUNE 11: MIXED MEDIA ART PROGRAM

The Springfield Public Library will host a Mixed Media Art Program for kids ages seven to 12 years at 10:30 a.m. on Sat., June 11 at 225 5th St. Kids will participate in figure drawing at this month’s program. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JUNE 11: OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO! STORY TIME

Barnes and Noble will host a Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Story Time on Sat., June 11 at 11 a.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. In celebration of life’s many milestones, come to a special reading of the Dr. Seuss classic. Activities will follow the book reading. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JUNE 11: B-FEST TEEN AUTHOR EVENT

Barnes and Noble will host a B-Fest Teen Author Event on Sat., June 11 at 11 a.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. Peter Brown Hoffmeister, author of This is the Part Where You Laugh, will be the featured guest. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JUNE 11: B-FEST TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL B-FIRST

Teens can visit Barnes and Noble for B-First on Sat., June 11 at 11 a.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. Teens will get a sneak peek at their favorites, including James Dashner’s prequel to The Maze Runner, new stories from Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs and a new series from Veronica Roth, plus other giveaways. Limit one each per customer while supplies last. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JUNE 11: KIDS SATURDAY WORKSHOP AT MECCA

Kids and families are invited to the Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts (MECCA) every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to make a creative reuse project. From magnetic puzzles to robot rockets to sock creatures, there’s always a fun, all-ages craft project for kids and families each Saturday. There is no need to preregister, and all materials are included for each workshop. A $3 to $5 sliding scale donation is requested per child. Children under 10 years should be accompanied by an adult. MECCA is located at 449 Willamette St. in Eugene.

JUNE 11: LIVING HISTORY FESTIVAL

The Singing Creek Educational Center will host a Living History Festival on Sat., June 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pioneer Schoolhouse at 91949 Purkerson Rd. in Junction City. Enjoy hands-on family fun like: washing clothes pioneer style, taking a hayride along the creek to the pioneer homestead, weaving on a loom and making your own soapstone bead and lemonade. Families will also be able to pet mustangs from the Wild Ones Youth Ranch and listen to pioneer style fiddle music. The cost is $5 per person or $15 for a family.

JUNE 11: CUENTOS Y CANCIONES

The Eugene Public Library will host Cuentos y Canciones (Stories & Songs) on Sat., June 11 from 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Bethel branch, located at 1990 Echo Hollow Rd. Cuentos y Canciones is a free weekly story time in Spanish for children and families.

JUNE 11: ARTACCESS VSA WORKSHOP

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art will host an ArtAccess VSA (Very Special Arts) Workshop for children with special needs on Sat., June 11 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at 1430 Johnson Lane in Eugene. This is a drop-in art class for K-12 children with developmental, emotional and physical disabilities. The class will be taught by occupational therapists and artists. The class is free, but reservations are requested. RSVP online or email Nori Rice or call 541-346-6410 to register.

JUNE 11: HAPPY HAIRCUTS

Bridgeway House, a local nonprofit that helps families affected by autism, will host Happy Haircuts on Sat., June 11 from noon to 2 p.m. at 1551 Oak St., Suite B, in Eugene. Families should park in the back parking lot (between Oak and Pearl) and enter through that door. Kids can get a no-tears haircut and create a fidget toy for $12. Call Cindy at 541-912-8150 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will also be taken. Children should have clean hair when they arrive for their appointment.

JUNE 11: B-FEST TEEN AUTHOR EVENT

Barnes and Noble will host a B-Fest Teen Author Event on Sat., June 11 at 1 p.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. There will be a panel of authors, including Melissa Hart, Bill Cameron and Rita Wirtz. Come ask questions and find out what it is like to write books. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JUNE 11: B-FEST TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL B-PART OF THE FUN

Barnes and Noble will host a teen B-Part of the Fun event on Sat., June 11 at 2 p.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. The event will feature a spelling showdown, story ball, games and activities featuring popular teen series, plus a chance to win prizes. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JUNE 12: COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY AND YMCA OPEN HOUSE

There will be a Community Block Party and YMCA Open House on Sun., June 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the YMCA, located at 2055 Patterson St. in Eugene. The entire community is invited to join a Sunday afternoon of fun. There will be local food trucks, a dunk tank and giant inflatable obstacle course. Pools will be available for open swim and parents can learn about the new South Eugene YMCA project.

JUNE 12: FATHER DAUGHTER TEA

There will be a Father Daughter Tea on Sun., June 12 at 1 p.m. at the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, located at 303 Willamette St. in Eugene. The cost is $25 to $30. Call 541-484-0808 for more information.

JUNE 12: B-FEST TEEN WORKSHOP

Barnes and Noble will host a teens Wordcrafters Workshop on Sun., June 12 at 1 p.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. All teenagers are welcome. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JUNE 12: B-FEST TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL B-CREATIVE

Barnes and Noble will host a teens B-Creative Session on Sun., June 12 at 1 p.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. Teens will participate in a story development workshop created by Adaptive Studios and learn how to write a log line, create a spark page and re-imagine popular characters. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JUNE 12: CAMP HARLOW OPEN HOUSE

The Camp Harlow Open House will take place on Sun., June 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Camp Harlow Retreat & Conference Center, located at 3850 Country Farm Rd. in Eugene. Kids and parents can experience all of Camp Harlow at this free family event featuring train rides, a pool, zipline, intensity bridge, go-carts, bumper boats, mini-golf, playground and open gym. Hot dog lunch available.

JUNE 13: YEAR OF STORIES

The Springfield Public Library will host a Year of Stories event on Mon., June 13 at 6:30 p.m. at 225 5th St. This story time will focus Will Hornyak’s stories for kids. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JUNE 14: LITTLE FAMILY YOGA

The Springfield Public Library will host Little Family Yoga for kids ages three to eight years on Tues., June 14 at 10:30 a.m. at 225 5th St. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JUNE 14: TEEN PROGRAM AT SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Springfield Public Library will host a teen program on Tues., June 14 at 4:30 p.m. at 225 5th St. This week, there will be a movie for teens. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JUNE 14: THE FOX DEN FAMILY NATURE EVENING

The Whole Earth Nature School hosts the Fox Den Family Nature Evening every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Old School and Cornucopia, located at 5th Ave. and Pearl St. in Eugene. Kids will explore nature crafts, ancient skills, storytelling and games at this free event. Visit The Fox Den to learn more and see the schedule of activities.

JUNE 14: BOARD GAME NIGHT AT FUNAGAIN GAMES

Funagain Games hosts Board Game Night every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 1280 Willamette St. in Eugene. Choose games from Funagain Games’ extensive demo library, and hang out and play in the game lounge with family or friends. Hobby store staff can help identify games for all ages and interests and provide instruction if requested. Admission is free. For questions, call 541-654-4205.

JUNE 15: TODDLER STORY TIME AT BARNES AND NOBLE

Barnes and Noble will host a free Toddler Story Time on Wed., June 15 at 11 a.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JUNE 15: SENSORY STORY TIME

The Eugene Public Library hosts Sensory Story Time every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the downtown branch, located at 100 W. 10th Ave. This is a special story time for kids of all ages with sensory integration issues or other special needs and their caregivers.

JUNE 15: FAMILIES CONNECTED GET AIR DAY

Families Connected will host a Get Air Day every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 6 pm. at 4211 W. 11th Ave. in Eugene. Parents will have a chance to connect while children play. Parents must remain on site while their children play. The cost is $5 per child and includes Get Air socks for first time visitors. If parents bring personal support workers (PSWs) to help supervise children, the PSWs can jump for free. All participants (adults and children) must complete a waiver that can be found on the Get Air website prior to jumping. Computers are also available inside Get Air for families to complete the waiver. For more information, email Laura.

JUNE 15: STORY TIME WITH GINGER AT BARNES AND NOBLE

Barnes and Noble will host Story Time with Ginger on Wed., June 15 at 7 p.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. All ages are welcome for stories and a craft. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JUNE 16: PRESCHOOL SENSORY STORY TIME

The Springfield Public Library will host a Preschool Sensory Story Time on Thurs., June 16 at 10:30 a.m. at 225 5th St. This story time is geared for children who have a hard time in large groups, children with special needs or children who are prone to sensory overload. For questions, call 541-726-3766.

JUNE 16: BOARD GAME NIGHT AT FUNAGAIN GAMES

Funagain Games hosts Board Game Night every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 1280 Willamette St. in Eugene. Choose games from Funagain Games’ extensive demo library, and hang out and play in the game lounge with family or friends. Hobby store staff can help identify games for all ages and interests and provide instruction if requested. Admission is free. For questions, call 541-654-4205.

JUNE 17: FAMILY STORY TIME AT BETHEL

The Eugene Public Library hosts Family Story Time on Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Bethel branch, located at 1990 Echo Hollow Rd. This special story time includes stories and songs for children and their caregivers.

JUNE 17: FAMILY STORY TIME AT SHELDON

The Eugene Public Library hosts Family Story Time on Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Sheldon branch, located at 1566 Coburg Rd. This special story time includes stories and songs for children and their caregivers.

JUNE 17: SUMMER KICK OFF SWIM PARTY AT SHELDON POOL

The City of Eugene will host a Summer Kick Off Swim Party on Fri., June 17 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Sheldon Pool, located at 2443 Willakenzie Rd. This is a free swim time for kids of all ages to celebrate the start of summer.

JUNE 17: LEGO CLUB

The Springfield Public Library will host a LEGO Club on Fri., June 17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 225 5th St. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JUNE 17: SUMMER KICK OFF SWIM PARTY AT AMAZON POOL

The City of Eugene will host a Summer Kick Off Swim Party on Fri., June 17 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Amazon Pool, located at 2600 Hilyard St. This is a free swim time for kids of all ages to celebrate the start of summer.

JUNE 17: SUMMER KICK OFF SWIM PARTY AT ECHO HOLLO POOL

The City of Eugene will host a Summer Kick Off Swim Party on Fri., June 17 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Echo Hollow Pool, located at 1655 Echo Hollow Rd. This is a free swim time for kids of all ages to celebrate the start of summer.

JUNE 17: OFSN FAMILY SUPPORT MEETING

The Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN) will host a family support meeting on Fri., June 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Emerald Park Pool, located at 1400 Lake Dr. in Eugene. Parents can either swim as a family and OFSN will pay for it, or parents can attend the support group while their kids swim for free. A light dinner/snack will be provided, and trained youth activity leaders will be onsite to supervise and interact with the children. Preregistration is required. To register, call 541-342-2876.

JUNE 17: TEEN SUMMER READING KICKOFF

The Springfield Public Library will host a Teen Summer Reading Kickoff on Thurs., June 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 225 5th St. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JUNE 18: FAMILY MUSIC TIME

The Eugene Public Library will host Family Music Time on Sat., June 18 from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the downtown branch, located at 100 W. 10th Ave. Jodie St. Clair, director of the Eugene Suzuki Music Academy, will lead this week’s music time.

JUNE 18: CUENTOS CON KRISTEN

The Springfield Public Library will host Cuentos con Kristen on Sat., June 18 at 11 a.m. at 225 5th St. This is a bilingual story time for the whole family.

JUNE 18: FATHER’S DAY STORY TIME AT BARNES AND NOBLE

Barnes and Noble will host a free Father’s Day Story Time on Sat., June 18 at 11 a.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. To honor dads, grandpas and caregivers, the books Dad School and Grandpa Loves You! will be read, and activities will follow. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JUNE 18: KIDS SATURDAY WORKSHOP AT MECCA

Kids and families are invited to the Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts (MECCA) every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to make a creative reuse project. From magnetic puzzles to robot rockets to sock creatures, there’s always a fun, all-ages craft project for kids and families each Saturday. There is no need to preregister, and all materials are included for each workshop. A $3 to $5 sliding scale donation is requested per child. Children under 10 years should be accompanied by an adult. MECCA is located at 449 Willamette St. in Eugene.

JUNE 18: CUENTOS Y CANCIONES

The Eugene Public Library will host Cuentos y Canciones (Stories & Songs) on Sat., June 18 from 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Bethel branch, located at 1990 Echo Hollow Rd. Cuentos y Canciones is a free weekly story time in Spanish for children and families.

JUNE 18: HERO FOR A DAY

The  Willamalane Park and Recreation District will host Hero for a Day on Sat., June 18 from noon to 3 p.m. at 250 S. 32nd St. in Springfield. This event is an opportunity for Oregon children to be treated like Heroes for a Day. Designed to be a gift for foster children in the community, this event raises awareness of foster children in Oregon. Activities include martial arts demonstrations, foam archery lessons, accessory station and more. The event is free for foster children and $50 for all other children.

JUNE 18: FAMILIES CONNECTED SPANISH PARENT GROUP MEETING

Families Connected will host a meeting for Spanish-speaking parents on Sat., June 18 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Arc Lane County, located at 4181 E St. in Springfield. Spanish-speaking parents of a child with a developmental and/or intellectual disability are invited to attend. Free childcare and snacks will be provided. Families must preregister. Call Laura at 541-343-5256 ext. 113 to RSVP.

JUNE 19: FATHER’S DAY HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD WALKING TOUR

There will be a Father’s Day Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour on Sun., June 19 at 10 a.m. Meet on the front porch of Shelton McMurphey Johnson House (located at 303 Willamette St.) for a relatively-level mile long walk (some stairs included). Wear comfortable shoes and a hat, allow about an hour but it may run longer. Dads are free; the cost for other guests is $5.

JUNE 19: FATHER’S DAY FAMILY CHALLENGE COURSE

Dads and kids (age 9 years and up) are invited to participate in the Father’s Day Family Challenge Course on Sun., June 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Spencer Butte Park. Play games, solve challenges, climb trees and walk across cables. All family members are welcome. The cost is $20 per person. Each person must register online.

JUNE 19: FATHER’S DAY AT CASCADE RAPTOR CENTER

Families are invited to celebrate Father’s Day at the Cascades Raptor Center on Sun., June 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 32275 Fox Hollow Rd. in Eugene. All fathers will get in for free.

JUNE 20: SUMMER SOLSTICE DASH AND BASH

The Summer Solstice Dash and Bash will take place on Mon., June 20 at 6:20 p.m. at Dorris Ranch, located at 205 Dorris St. in Springfield. After the 5K run, celebrate with live music from the Cheeseburgers, games for the children, face painting, food vendors and a beer garden.The cost is $20 to $35.

JUNE 20: CURIOUS KIDS STORY TIME

The Springfield Public Library will host a Curious Kids Story Time with Taylor on Mon., June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at 225 5th St. This story time will focus on food and the digestive system. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JUNE 21: SUMMER READING KICKOFF

The Springfield Public Library will host a Summer Reading Kickoff event on Tues., June 21 at 1 p.m. at 225 5th St. The kickoff event begins the summer reading program for kids, teens and adults. Sign up for the reading program and enjoy hands-on activities presented by Willamalane. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JUNE 21: KIDS MAGIC SHOW

The Eugene Public Library will host a free Kids Magic Show on Tues., June 21 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at 100 W. 10th Ave.  Curt Nelson’s “Top Secret Summer Reading Show” will feature magic tricks, puppets and jokes.

JUNE 21: FAMILIES CONNECTED FAMILY FUN DAY

The Arc Families Connected will host an Ice Cream Social to thank Royal Caribbean employees for their generous support of the Tree of Joy holiday gift giving program. Kids are invited to help serve ice cream and sprinkles to Royal Caribbean staff on Tues., June 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Royal Caribbean Call Center, located at 1000 Royal Caribbean Way in Springfield. After serving Royal Caribbean, the kids will be able to partake of some yummy ice cream, too. To sign up to help, please email Audrey.

JUNE 21: THE FOX DEN FAMILY NATURE EVENING

The Whole Earth Nature School hosts the Fox Den Family Nature Evening every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Old School and Cornucopia, located at 5th Ave. and Pearl St. in Eugene. Kids will explore nature crafts, ancient skills, storytelling and games at this free event. Visit The Fox Den to learn more and see the schedule of activities.

JUNE 21: BOARD GAME NIGHT AT FUNAGAIN GAMES

Funagain Games hosts Board Game Night every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 1280 Willamette St. in Eugene. Choose games from Funagain Games’ extensive demo library, and hang out and play in the game lounge with family or friends. Hobby store staff can help identify games for all ages and interests and provide instruction if requested. Admission is free. For questions, call 541-654-4205.

JUNE 22: TODDLER STORY TIME AT BARNES AND NOBLE

Barnes and Noble will host a free Toddler Story Time on Wed., June 22 at 11 a.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JUNE 22: SENSORY STORY TIME

The Eugene Public Library hosts Sensory Story Time every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the downtown branch, located at 100 W. 10th Ave. This is a special story time for kids of all ages with sensory integration issues or other special needs and their caregivers.

JUNE 22: TEENS MAKE A WIND MOBILE

The Eugene Public Library will host a free program for Teens to Make a Wind Mobile on Wed., June 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the downtown branch, located at 100 W. 10th Ave. Teens ages 13 to 17 years can create a wind art mobile with a wide variety of provided materials, including papers, recyclables, natural items and more.

JUNE 22: KIDS MAGIC SHOW

The Eugene Public Library will host a free Kids Magic Show on Wed., June 22 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bethel branch, located at 1990 Echo Hollow Rd. Curt Nelson’s “Top Secret Summer Reading Show” show will feature magic tricks, puppets and jokes.

JUNE 22: FAMILIES CONNECTED GET AIR DAY

Families Connected will host a Get Air Day every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 6 pm. at 4211 W. 11th Ave. in Eugene. Parents will have a chance to connect while children play. Parents must remain on site while their children play. The cost is $5 per child and includes Get Air socks for first time visitors. If parents bring personal support workers (PSWs) to help supervise children, the PSWs can jump for free. All participants (adults and children) must complete a waiver that can be found on the Get Air website prior to jumping. Computers are also available inside Get Air for families to complete the waiver. For more information, email Laura.

JUNE 22: STORY TIME WITH GINGER AT BARNES AND NOBLE

Barnes and Noble will host Story Time with Ginger on Wed., June 22 at 7 p.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. All ages are welcome for stories and a craft. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JUNE 23: TINKER TECH ELECTRONICS

The Springfield Public Library will host a Tinker Tech Electronics event for students in grade school and middle school on Thurs., June 23 at 1 p.m. at 225 5th St. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JUNE 23: KIDS PASSIVE PROGRAM

The Springfield Public Library will host a Kids Passive Program on Fri., June 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 225 5th St. Kids will be able to design their own board game. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JUNE 23: KIDS MAGIC SHOW

The Eugene Public Library will host a free Kids Magic Show on Thurs., June 23 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheldon branch, located at 1566 Coburg Rd. Curt Nelson’s “Top Secret Summer Reading Show” will feature magic tricks, puppets and jokes.

JUNE 23: BOARD GAME NIGHT AT FUNAGAIN GAMES

Funagain Games hosts Board Game Night every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 1280 Willamette St. in Eugene. Choose games from Funagain Games’ extensive demo library, and hang out and play in the game lounge with family or friends. Hobby store staff can help identify games for all ages and interests and provide instruction if requested. Admission is free. For questions, call 541-654-4205.

JUNE 24: FAMILY STORY TIME AT BETHEL

The Eugene Public Library hosts Family Story Time on Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Bethel branch, located at 1990 Echo Hollow Rd. This special story time includes stories and songs for children and their caregivers.

JUNE 24: FAMILY STORY TIME AT SHELDON

The Eugene Public Library hosts Family Story Time on Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Sheldon branch, located at 1566 Coburg Rd. This special story time includes stories and songs for children and their caregivers.

JUNE 24: JACK AND THE DRAGON PUPPET SHOW

The Eugene Public Library will host a free Jack and the Dragon Puppet Show on Fri., June 24 at 1 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. at the downtown branch, located at 100 W. 10th Ave. Elementary-age kids and their parents or caregivers will enjoy a musical fairy tale by the Oregon Shadow Theatre featuring colorful shadow puppets, plus live Appalachian banjo and hammer dulcimer music. Pick up free tickets starting 30 minutes before each show.

JUNE 25: BUBBLE RUN

Enjoy good clean fun with the Bubble Run on Sat., June 25 at Valley River Center, located at 293 Valley River Center Dr. in Eugene. There will be two different heats. The first heat starts at 8 a.m., and the second heat starts at 9 a.m. Participants can run, walk, dance or play across three miles of fun. The cost is $20 to $50.

JUNE 25: THE ARC’S JUMPSTART SATURDAY RESPITE

The Arc Lane County will offer its Jumpstart Saturday Respite Program on Sat., June 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Email Kathryn or call 541-868-6106 as soon as possible to confirm space availability and reserve a spot for your child. Parents must RSVP their children by Mon., June 20.

JUNE 25: COTTAGE GROVE WINGS AND WHEELS

The 3rd Annual Cottage Grove Wings and Wheels event will be held on Sat., June 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oregon Aviation Historical Society, located at 2475 Jim Wright Way in Cottage Grove. Modern and vintage aircraft and autos will be on display for one day only at this family-friendly event. The cost is $5 for people 16 and older. Kids younger than 16 years are admitted for free.

JUNE 25: FAMILY MUSIC TIME

The Eugene Public Library will host Family Music Time on Sat., June 25 from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at 100 W. 10th Ave. This week, Anahid Bertrand, who is fluent in musical fun and six languages, will lead music time.

JUNE 25: OREGON BACH KIDS FESTIVAL – LET THE WILD RUMPUS START WITH CULLEN VANCE

As part of the Oregon Bach Festival, Cullen Vance with a new multimedia stage show for kids called, Let the Wild Rumpus Start, on Sat., June 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the Soreng Theater at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, located at 7th Ave. and Willamette St. Filled with storytelling, music and big surprises, the local musician’s interactive performance incorporates Maurice Sendak’s popular children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are. Admission is $8 to $10.50. Buy tickets online.

JUNE 25: SATURDAY STORY TIME AT BARNES AND NOBLE

Barnes and Noble will host Saturday Story Time on June 25 at 11 a.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. The featured book will be Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery. All ages are welcome for stories and a craft. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JUNE 25: KIDS SATURDAY WORKSHOP AT MECCA

Kids and families are invited to the Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts (MECCA) every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to make a creative reuse project. From magnetic puzzles to robot rockets to sock creatures, there’s always a fun, all-ages craft project for kids and families each Saturday. There is no need to preregister, and all materials are included for each workshop. A $3 to $5 sliding scale donation is requested per child. Children under 10 years should be accompanied by an adult. MECCA is located at 449 Willamette St. in Eugene.

JUNE 25: CUENTOS Y CANCIONES

The Eugene Public Library will host Cuentos y Canciones (Stories & Songs) on Sat., June 25 from 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Bethel branch, located at 1990 Echo Hollow Rd. Cuentos y Canciones is a free weekly story time in Spanish for children and families.

JUNE 26: FAMILY NATURE DISCOVERY DAY

The Cascades Raptor Center will host a Family Nature Discovery Day on Sun., June 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 32275 Fox Hollow Rd. in Eugene. Parents and children are invited to come learn about the art of nature at this event.

JUNE 27: CODING CAMP

The Springfield Public Library will host a Coding Camp for youths ages 14 to 19 years on Mon., June 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at 225 5th St. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JUNE 27: CUENTOS CON KRISTEN

The Springfield Public Library will host Cuentos con Kristen on Mon., June 27 at 12:45 p.m. at 225 5th St. This is a bilingual story time for the whole family. Each child will receive a free helmet from Point2Point.

JUNE 28: CODING CAMP

The Springfield Public Library will host a Coding Camp for youths ages 14 to 19 years on Tues., June 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at 225 5th St. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JUNE 28: KIDS POSTCARD ART

The Eugene Public Library will host a Kids Postcard Art session on Tues., June 28 at 1 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. at the downtown branch, located at 100 W. 10th Ave. Elementary-age kids and their parents or caregivers will create stories in words and pictures on postcards with Sharon Kaplan.

JUNE 28: TEEN PROGRAM AT SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Springfield Public Library will host a teen program on Tues., June 28 at 2 p.m. at 225 5th St. This week, teens will make do-it-yourself dice bags. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JUNE 28: THE FOX DEN FAMILY NATURE EVENING

The Whole Earth Nature School hosts the Fox Den Family Nature Evening every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Old School and Cornucopia, located at 5th Ave. and Pearl St. in Eugene. Kids will explore nature crafts, ancient skills, storytelling and games at this free event. Visit The Fox Den to learn more and see the schedule of activities.

JUNE 28: BOARD GAME NIGHT AT FUNAGAIN GAMES

Funagain Games hosts Board Game Night every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 1280 Willamette St. in Eugene. Choose games from Funagain Games’ extensive demo library, and hang out and play in the game lounge with family or friends. Hobby store staff can help identify games for all ages and interests and provide instruction if requested. Admission is free. For questions, call 541-654-4205.

JUNE 29: TODDLER STORY TIME AT BARNES AND NOBLE

Barnes and Noble will host a free Toddler Story Time on Wed., June 29 at 11 a.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JUNE 29: SENSORY STORY TIME

The Eugene Public Library hosts Sensory Story Time every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the downtown branch, located at 100 W. 10th Ave. This is a special story time for kids of all ages with sensory integration issues or other special needs and their caregivers.

JUNE 29: TEENS WRITE POETRY

The Eugene Public Library will host a Teens Write Poetry workshop on Wed., June 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the downtown branch, located at 100 W. 10th Ave. Teens ages 13 to 17 years will learn to express themselves and connect with new friends at a poetry writing workshop led by Carter McKenzie.

JUNE 29: KIDS POSTCARD ART

The Eugene Public Library will host a Kids Postcard Art session on Wed., June 29 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bethel branch, located at 1990 Echo Hollow Rd. Elementary-age kids and their parents or caregivers will create stories in words and pictures on postcards with Sharon Kaplan.

JUNE 29: FAMILIES CONNECTED GET AIR DAY

Families Connected will host a Get Air Day every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 6 pm. at 4211 W. 11th Ave. in Eugene. Parents will have a chance to connect while children play. Parents must remain on site while their children play. The cost is $5 per child and includes Get Air socks for first time visitors. If parents bring personal support workers (PSWs) to help supervise children, the PSWs can jump for free. All participants (adults and children) must complete a waiver that can be found on the Get Air website prior to jumping. Computers are also available inside Get Air for families to complete the waiver. For more information, email Laura.

JUNE 29: STORY TIME WITH GINGER AT BARNES AND NOBLE

Barnes and Noble will host Story Time with Ginger on Wed., June 29 at 7 p.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. All ages are welcome for stories and a craft. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JUNE 30: CODING CAMP

The Springfield Public Library will host a Coding Camp for youths ages 14 to 19 years on Thurs., June 30 from 10 a.m. to noon at 225 5th St. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JUNE 30: CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE WRITING WORKSHOP

The Springfield Public Library will host a Choose Your Own Adventure Writing Workshop for youths in grade school and middle school on Thurs., June 30 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 225 5th St. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JUNE 30: KIDS POSTCARD ART

The Eugene Public Library will host a Kids Postcard Art session on Thurs., June 30 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheldon branch, located at 1566 Coburg Rd. Elementary-age kids and their parents or caregivers will create stories in words and pictures on postcards with Sharon Kaplan.

JUNE 30: BOARD GAME NIGHT AT FUNAGAIN GAMES

Funagain Games hosts Board Game Night every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 1280 Willamette St. in Eugene. Choose games from Funagain Games’ extensive demo library, and hang out and play in the game lounge with family or friends. Hobby store staff can help identify games for all ages and interests and provide instruction if requested. Admission is free. For questions, call 541-654-4205.

MAY 16: SURFING THROUGH THE WAVES OF THE UNIQUELY GIFTED FLORENCE PARENT GROUP

Surfing Through the Waves of Special Needs, a new community group for parents living in Florence and Mapleton, will meet on Mon., April 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Early Childhood CARES / Head Start classrooms at 2325 Oak St. (in the far southwest corner of the Siuslaw Middle School parking lot). Come connect with other parents who are raising a child with special needs! A representative from FACT Oregon will introduce parents to person-centered planning tools. Parents will learn about the one page profile, and how this can be used to share their child’s strengths, identify community supports and plan for life after school. Snacks and childcare will be provided. Parents must RSVP for childcare in advance. To RSVP or for more information about this group, email Kerri or call 541-232-4659.

MAY 26: OFSN PARENT INFORMATION/SUPPORT

The Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN) will host a Parent Information/Support Night on Thurs., May 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for families with children who experience mental, emotional, behavioral and/or physical special needs. The event will be held at the Sheldon Community Center, located at 2425 Willakenzie in Eugene. A light meal and snack will be provided. Parents must RSVP by calling 541-342-2876.

MAY 27: OFSN FAMILY FUN EVENT

The Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN) will host a Family Fun Night on Fri., May 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for families with children who experience mental, emotional, behavioral and/or physical special needs. The event will be held at Skate World, located at 3188 Gateway Lp. in Springfield. Children must be supervised by their parent or caregiver. The cost is $1 for roller skates or $4 for inline skates.

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