July 2016 Happenings

JULY 1: 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. This week, Rich Glauber will entertain with interactive, music fun.

JULY 1: 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. This week, there will be musical fun with Kris Olsen of DoRePlay.

JULY 1: KIDS PASSIVE PROGRAM

The Springfield Public Library will host a Kids Passive Program on Fri., July 1 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 225 5th St. Kids will participate in a 4th of July themed activity in the children’s area of the library. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JULY 1: EUGENE PRO RODEO

The Eugene Pro Rodeo will be held from 4 p.m. to midnight on Fri., July 1 at the Oregon Horse Center, located at 90751 Prairie Rd. Purchase tickets online.

JULY 1: OFSN PARENTS, CAREGIVERS NIGHT OUT

The Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN) will host a Parents and Caregivers Night Out on Fri., July 1 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. A light dinner and snack will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, call 541-342-2876.

JULY 1: CALANGO IN THE SQUARE

The City of Eugene will host Calango in the Square on Sat., July 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Broadway Plaza/Kesey Square, 10 E. Broadway. Bring the whole family for an evening of entertainment with Calango, a Brazilian jazz band, in honor of the upcoming Summer Olympics in Brazil.

JULY 2: 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., July 2 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Delta Ponds, located at Goodpasture Island Rd. and Alexander Lp. in Eugene. This interpretive walk is open to people of all ages. Meet in the parking lot off Goodpasture Island Rd. (GPS coordinates: 44.082303, -123.111433)

JULY 2: HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP

The Home Depot offers a Free Kids Workshops the first Saturday of each month. The Kids Workshop will take place Sat., July 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. Kids will create an Ice Age: Collision Course bowling game. Once the game is built, your child can decorate it with stickers of characters in the new Ice Age movie. Register online for the Saturday workshop.

JULY 2: EUGENE SATURDAY MARKET

The Eugene Saturday Market will be held on Sat., July 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Park Blocks (126 E. 8th Ave.). The Saturday Market features local artists, handcrafted goods, food vendors and a stage which features six different music acts each day.

JULY 2: ART AND THE VINEYARD

Art and the Vineyard will be held on Sat., July 2 from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Alton Baker Park, located at 100 Day Island Rd. The festival is the premier art and wine festival in the Southern Willamette Valley. Monies raised from the festival help fund the Art Center’s year-round exhibitions and art classes in all media for children, teens and adults. A three-day pass is $16. Admission on July 2 is $8, $3 for children 6-14 years, and free for children 5 years and younger.

JULY 2: FAMILY MUSIC TIME

The Eugene Public Library will host Family Music Time on Sat., July 2 from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the downtown branch, located at 100 W. 10th Ave. This week, Rich Glauber will provide interactive musical entertainment.

JULY 2: SATURDAY STORY TIME

Barnes and Noble will host a free Saturday Story Time on Sat., July 2 at 11 a.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. Hello, My Name is Octicorn will be the featured story. An activity will follow the story. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JULY 2: 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.

JULY 2: CUENTOS Y CANCIONES

The Eugene Public Library will host Cuentos y Canciones (Stories & Songs) on Sat., July 2 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.

JULY 2: EUGENE PRO RODEO

The Eugene Pro Rodeo will be held from 4 p.m. to midnight on Sat., July 2 at the Oregon Horse Center, located at 90751 Prairie Rd. Purchase tickets online.

JULY 3: ART AND THE VINEYARD

Art and the Vineyard will be held on Sun., July 3 from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Alton Baker Park, located at 100 Day Island Rd. The festival is the premier art and wine festival in the Southern Willamette Valley. Monies raised from the festival help fund the Art Center’s year-round exhibitions and art classes in all media for children, teens and adults. A three-day pass is $16. Admission on July 3 is $8, $3 for children 6-14 years, and free for children 5 years and younger.

JULY 3: EUGENE PRO RODEO

The Eugene Pro Rodeo will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sun., July 3 at the Oregon Horse Center, located at 90751 Prairie Rd. Purchase tickets online.

JULY 4: CRESWELL JULY 4TH CELEBRATION

The Creswell 4th of July Celebration will be held from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mon., July 4 at the Creswell Chamber of Commerce, located at 1 N. 4th St. The annual tradition starts with a 7 a.m. pancake breakfast. Come early to get a seat along the parade route. The parade will start at 11 a.m. There will be food booths, activities for children, live music and entertainment. The event concludes with a fireworks show at dusk.

JULY 4: ART AND THE VINEYARD AND FREEDOM FESTIVAL FIREWORKS

Art and the Vineyard will be held on Mon., July 4 from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Alton Baker Park, located at 100 Day Island Rd. The festival is the premier art and wine festival in the Southern Willamette Valley. Monies raised from the festival help fund the Art Center’s year-round exhibitions and art classes in all media for children, teens and adults. The Freedom Festival Fireworks will be held at dusk between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Admission on July 4 is $9, $3 for children 6-14 years, and free for children 5 years and younger.

JULY 4: FLORENCE INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

The Florence Independence Celebration will be held from noon to 7 p.m. on Mon., July 4 at the Florence Events Center and Old Town Florence. There will be live music and a fireworks show over the Siuslaw River. Shops and restaurants will stay open late to accommodate visitors who come to watch the fireworks on the Oregon Coast.

JULY 4: LIGHT OF LIBERTY

The Springfield Utility Board (SUB) will host the Light of Liberty Celebration on Mon., July 4 at Island Park, located at 200 W. B St. Gates will open at 4 p.m. and there will be a fireworks show at 10 p.m. The Lovin’ Spoonful will headline a spectacular show of music and lights. There will also be a food court, a children’s area with pony rides, magic shows, music, balloon art, crafts, inflatables and more. Tickets $5 in advance at Jerry’s Home Improvement Centers and at the SUB main office starting June 20.

JULY 4: EUGENE PRO RODEO

The Eugene Pro Rodeo will be held from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Mon., July 4 at the Oregon Horse Center, located at 90751 Prairie Rd. There will be a fireworks show at 9:50 p.m., followed by dancing until 1 a.m. Purchase tickets online.

JULY 5: LITTLE FAMILY YOGA

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

JULY 5: SERIOUSLY FUNNY JUGGLING

The Eugene Public Library will host Seriously Funny Juggling with Curtis Carlyle on Tues., July 5 at 1 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. at the downtown branch, located at 100 W. 10th Ave. Carlyle is a kids’ favorite at the library. While at the library for this free event, kids can sign up for the summer reading program and choose a free book to keep.

JULY 5: TEEN PROGRAM AT SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Springfield Public Library will host a program for teens on Tues., July 5 at 2 p.m. at 225 5th St. The group will participate in a DIY s’more oven activity. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JULY 5: 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.

JULY 6: TODDLER STORY TIME AT BARNES AND NOBLE

Barnes and Noble will host a free Toddler Story Time on Wed., July 6 at 11 a.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JULY 6: SERIOUSLY FUNNY JUGGLING

The Eugene Public Library will host Seriously Funny Juggling with Curtis Carlyle on Wed., July 6 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Bethel branch, located at 1990 Echo Hollow Rd. Carlyle is a kids’ favorite at the library. While at the library for this free event, kids can sign up for the summer reading program and choose a free book to keep.

JULY 6: TRACK TOWN ’16 CELEBRATION

The city of Eugene will host a Track Town ’16 Celebration on Wed., July 6 from noon to 6 p.m. at Broadway Plaza/Kezey Square, 10 E. Broadway. Join an afternoon of performances to celebrate Track Town 2016.

JULY 6: 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.

JULY 6: SERIOUSLY FUNNY JUGGLING

The Eugene Public Library will host Seriously Funny Juggling with Curtis Carlyle on Wed., July 6 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sheldon branch, located at Rd. Carlyle is a kids’ favorite at the library. While at the library for this free event, kids can sign up for the summer reading program and choose a free book to keep.

JULY 6: TEENS DR. WHO FELT CRAFTS

The Eugene Public Library will host a Dr. Who Felt Crafts Event for teens on Wed., July 6 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 100 W. 10th Ave. Teens will join artist LeBrie Rich and learn to needle-felt miniature “Doctor Who” artifacts including a TARDIS and Dalek. Needle felting is the fun and easy to learn craft of sculpting raw wool with a barbed felting needle. Non-Whovians and non-Doctor felted objects are welcome too.

JULY 6: 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.

JULY 6: M80s CONCERT

The Willamalane Park and Recreation District will host an M80s Concert on Wed., July 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Willamalane Park, located at 1276 G St. The band will play the greatest hits and dance tunes of the MTV era.

JULY 6: STORY TIME WITH GINGER AT BARNES AND NOBLE

Barnes and Noble will host Story Time with Ginger on Wed., July 6 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.

JULY 7: MOVE LIKE A MAMMOTH

The Springfield Public Library will present “Move Like a Mammoth!” in collaboration with the Museum of Natural and Cultural History on Thurs., July 7 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the library meeting room at 225 5th St. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JULY 7: TEENS DR. WHO FELT CRAFTS

The Eugene Public Library will host a Dr. Who Felt Crafts Event for teens on Thurs., July 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bethel branch, located at 1990 Echo Hollow Rd. Teens will join artist LeBrie Rich and learn to needle-felt miniature “Doctor Who” artifacts including a TARDIS and Dalek. Needle felting is the fun and easy to learn craft of sculpting raw wool with a barbed felting needle. Non-Whovians and non-Doctor felted objects are welcome too.

JULY 7: PARTY ON THE PLAZA

There will be a free Party on the Plaza on Thurs., July 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, located at One Eugene Center. The event will feature Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music and dance celebrating the forces of nature. Dancers will wear authentic, traditional Samba costumes, some of which are revealing.

JULY 8-JULY 10: LET’S GO CAMPING

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will host Let’s Go Camping, a guided weekend outing for beginning campers of all ages. Let’s Go Camping will be held Fri., July 8 through Sun., July 10 at the Fall Creek State Recreation Area/Fisherman’s Point Group Camp. Camping gear will be provided by the state park. Staff and volunteers will make camping easy with hands-on lessons, nature hikes and fun family activities. Call 888-953-7677 for registration information. Registration is $30/familly.

JULY 8: 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.

JULY 8: 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.

JULY 8: 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., July 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The theme for this month is ancient animal Olympics. Admission for a family of four is $5 and is free for museum members. MNCH is located at 1680 E. 15th Ave. in Eugene.

JULY 8: SUN SCIENCE

The Springfield Public Library will present “Sun Science!” in collaboration with The Science Factory on Fri., July 8 at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room at 225 5th St. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JULY 8: TEENS DR. WHO FELT CRAFTS

The Eugene Public Library will host a Dr. Who Felt Crafts Event for teens on Thurs., July 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheldon branch, located at 1566 Coburg Rd. Teens will join artist LeBrie Rich and learn to needle-felt miniature “Doctor Who” artifacts including a TARDIS and Dalek. Needle felting is the fun and easy to learn craft of sculpting raw wool with a barbed felting needle. Non-Whovians and non-Doctor felted objects are welcome too.

JULY 8: TEENS DR. WHO CLUB

The Eugene Public Library will host a Dr. Who Club for teens on Thurs., July 8 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the downtown library, located at 100 W. 10th Ave. Teens will enjoy episodes of Dr. Who, snacks and Whovian conversation.

JULY 8: 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., July 8 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.

JULY 8: MOVIE IN THE PARK

The Willamalane Park and Recreation District will host a Movie in the Park on Fri., July 8 at Island Park, located at 200 W. B St. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (Rated PG) will be the featured movie. There will be activities for kids starting at 7:30 p.m. Kids can pretend they are archaeologists with representatives of the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Kids will have an opportunity to have their photo taken in a photo booth to document their adventure. The movie will begin at 8:30 p.m., and the movie will have Spanish subtitles.

JULY 9: BLUES, BREWS AND CRUISE

The 3rd Annual Blues, Brews and Cruise event will take place Sat., July 9 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Siuslaw Bank Amphitheater in Greenwaters Park (48362 Hwy. 58) in Oakridge. The event will feature a car show and live music from The Blue Valentines. There will be awards for best engine, best exterior, best interior, best motorcycle and more.

JULY 9: EUGENE SATURDAY MARKET

The Eugene Saturday Market will be held on Sat., July 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Park Blocks (126 E. 8th Ave.). The Saturday Market features local artists, handcrafted goods, food vendors and a stage which features six different music acts each day.

JULY 9: FAMILY MUSIC TIME

The Eugene Public Library will host Family Music Time on Sat., July 9 from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the downtown branch, located at 100 W. 10th Ave. This week, Kris Olsen of Do Re Play will entertain families.

JULY 9: 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., July 9 in the library meeting room at 225 5th St. Kids will participate in figure drawing at this month’s program. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JULY 9: JUNGLE BOOK PUPPET SHOW

The Oregon Bach Festival Kids and the Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre will present the Jungle Book on Sat., July 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Soreng Theater in the Hult Center for the Performing Arts (7th Ave. & Willamette St.). Kids are invited to explore the jungle with Mowgli and his friends as they discover what it means to be a family. Audience members can participate as part of the wolf pack as this powerful play unfolds. Tickets are $8. Purchase tickets online.

JULY 9: SATURDAY STORY TIME

Barnes and Noble will host a free Saturday Story Time on Sat., July 9 at 11 a.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. Dr. Seuss’ Daisy-Head Maysie will be this week’s story. An activity will follow the story. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JULY 9: 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.

JULY 9: CUENTOS Y CANCIONES

The Eugene Public Library will host Cuentos y Canciones (Stories & Songs) on Sat., July 9 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.

JULY 9: 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., July 9 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. Register online or call 541-346-6410 to register.

JULY 9: MOVIE IN THE PARK

The City of Eugene will host a Movie in the Park on Sat., July 9 at 9 p.m. at Petersen Park Barn, located at 870 Berntzen Rd. The featured movie will be James and the Giant Peach (Rated PG).

JULY 11: CUENTOS CON KRISTEN

The Springfield Public Library will host Cuentos con Kristen on Mon., July 11 at 12:45 p.m. at 225 5th St. This is a bilingual story time for the whole family. This week, the story time will focus on animals.

JULY 12: BUBBLE BASH

The Springfield Public Library will host a Bubble Bash on Tues., July 12 at 1 p.m. on the fountain plaza at 225 5th St. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JULY 12: TAIKO DRUMS

The Eugene Public Library will host a Taiko Drums event for elementary-age kids and their caregivers on Tues., July 12 at 1 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. at the downtown branch, located at 100 W. 10th Ave. Eugene Taiko will perform and share the history of taiko. Participants will learn a song and how to “ki-ai,” a shout-out to give each other energy. Kids and caregivers can pick up free tickets starting 30 minutes before each event. While at the event, kids can sign up for the summer reading program and choose a free book to keep.

JULY 12: TEEN PROGRAM AT SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Springfield Public Library will host a program for teens on Tues., July 12 at 2 p.m. at 225 5th St. The group will watch a movie. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JULY 12: 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.

JULY 13: TODDLER STORY TIME AT BARNES AND NOBLE

Barnes and Noble will host a free Toddler Story Time on Wed., July 13 at 11 a.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JULY 13: TAIKO DRUMS

The Eugene Public Library will host a Taiko Drums event for elementary-age kids and their caregivers on Wed., July 13 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Bethel branch, located at 1990 Echo Hollow Rd. Eugene Taiko will perform and share the history of taiko. Participants will learn a song and how to “ki-ai,” a shout-out to give each other energy. While at the event, kids can sign up for the summer reading program and choose a free book to keep.

JULY 13: DANCEABILITY INTERNATIONAL

Thee will be a Danceability International Performance as part of the City of Eugene Performing Arts Series on Wed., July 13 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Broadway Plaza/Kesey Square, located at 10 E. Broadway. Come see people of all abilities dance to choreography together.

JULY 13: 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.

JULY 13: TAIKO DRUMS

The Eugene Public Library will host a Taiko Drums event for elementary-age kids and their caregivers on Wed., July 13 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sheldon branch, located at 1566 Coburg Rd. Eugene Taiko will perform and share the history of taiko. Participants will learn a song and how to “ki-ai,” a shout-out to give each other energy. While at the event, kids can sign up for the summer reading program and choose a free book to keep.

JULY 13: TEENS COLLAGE SELF PORTRAITS

Teens ages 13 to 17 years are invited to the Eugene Public Library to make Collage Self Portraits on Wed., July 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the downtown library, located at 100 W. 10th Ave. Teens will join artist Mari Livie to create a unique layered self-portrait in paper with transparency overlay.

JULY 13: 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.

JULY 13: SPECIAL NEEDS SUPPORT GROUP

There will be a Special Needs Support Group meeting on Wed., July 13 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.

JULY 13: TOMMY HOGAN CONCERT

The Willamalane Park and Recreation District will host a Tommy Hogan Concert on Wed., July 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Jesse Maine Park, located at S. 69th Pl. in Springfield. Hogan will play rock, blues, funk and Americana music.

JULY 13: STORY TIME WITH GINGER AT BARNES AND NOBLE

Barnes and Noble will host Story Time with Ginger on Wed., July 13 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.

JULY 14: LANE COUNTY FARMERS MARKET

Visit the Lane County Farmers Market on Thursdays this summer for fun kids activities. On Thurs., July 14 from 10 a.m. to noon, kids will be able to try out the Safe Routes to School bike blender to whip up a delicious summer treat! Children of all ages are welcome. The Farmers Market is located in downtown Eugene in the park blocks (8th Ave. and Oak St.).

JULY 14: TINKER TECH CREATING IN 3D

The Springfield Public Library will host a Tinker Tech Creating in 3D event for students in grade school and middle school on Thurs., July 14 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the library meeting room at 225 5th St. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JULY 14: BOHEMIA MINING DAYS

Celebrate the discovery of gold at the Bohemia Mining Days on Thurs., July 14 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. in downtown Cottage Grove (E. Main St. and E. Washington St.). There will be a parade, music, living history exhibits and shops. Bohemia Mining Days are great, old fashioned family fun!

JULY 14: VALLEY RIVER CENTER’S KIDS CLUB

Valley River Center, in partnership with National Geographic Kids, will host a free Kids Club on Thurs., July 14 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 big cats.

JULY 14: SPIFF AND PLAY AT TUGMAN PARK

Spiff and Play at Tugman Park will be held on Thurs., July 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the 3666 Hilyard St. Come take care of the park and then play fun lawn games. This is a family-friendly event; no experience necessary. Meet at the playground. Tools, instruction and snacks will be provided. RSVP by emailing Katie Blair-Terrazas or calling 541-682-4831.

JULY 14: NOCHE LATINA

Noche Latina will be held on Thurs., July 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Petersen Barn Center, located at 870 Berntzen Rd. Meet friends and neighbors for dinner (served until 6:30 p.m.) and then enjoy games, crafts and live entertainment.

JULY 14: PARTY IN WILLAKENZIE PARK

Party in Willakenzie Park will be held on Thurs., July 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 1725 Best Ln. Play games, get your bike tuned up, see the Eugene Public Library’s new maker exhibits or enjoy food from a local food cart. There will also be live music with polyrhythmic marimba band Jenaguru.

JULY 14: PARTY ON THE PLAZA

Party on the Plaza will be held on Thurs., July 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, located at One Eugene Center. Evynne Hollens and Nathan Alef, a vocal/piano duo, will perform their YouTube hits and other pop favorites at this fun summer concert.

JULY 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.

JULY 15: 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.

JULY 15: TIME TRAVELING TOTS

The Lane County Historical Museum will host Time Traveling Tots on Fri., July 15 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lane County Historical Museum, located at 740 W 13th Ave. in Eugene. Kids can help the Lane County Historical Society and Museum and the Eugene Symphony celebrate their 50th anniversary with music and fun at this free event.

JULY 15: LEGO CLUB

The Springfield Public Library will host a LEGO Club on Fri., July 15 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 225 5th St. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JULY 15: BOHEMIA MINING DAYS

Celebrate the discovery of gold at the Bohemia Mining Days on Fri., July 15 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. in downtown Cottage Grove (E. Main St. and E. Washington St.). There will be a parade, music, living history exhibits and shops. Bohemia Mining Days are great, old fashioned family fun!

JULY 15: JUST EAT IT – A FOOD WASTE STORY

There will be a free showing of Just Eat It – A Food Waste Story on Fri., July 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Petersen Barn Community Center, located at 870 Berntzen Rd. The documentary explores food waste from farm, to retail, to table. There will be a discussion and snacks after the documentary.

JULY 15: FAMILY GAME NIGHT

The Sheldon Community Center will host Family Game Night on Fri., July 15 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 2445 Willakenzie Rd. This is a free event for all ages. The gym, crafts, movie and food are free. Families can also swim at Sheldon Pool for $2 per person.

JULY 15: OFSN FAMILY SUPPORT MEETING

The Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN) will host a family support meeting on Fri., July 15 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.

JULY 15: MOVIE IN THE PARK

The Willamalane Park and Recreation District will host a free Movie in the Park on Fri., July 15 at Douglas Gardens Park, located at 3455 Redwood Dr. in Springfield. Big Hero 6 (Rated PG) will be the featured movie. There will be activities for kids starting at 6:30 p.m. Kids will be able to take a turn on a 55-foot inflatable obstacle course. The movie will begin at 8:30 p.m., and the movie will have Spanish subtitles.

JULY 15: MOVIE IN THE PARK

The City of Eugene will host a free Movie in the Park on Fri., July 15 at 9 p.m. at Washington Park, located at 2025 Washington St. Inside Out (Rated PG) will be the featured movie.

JULY 15: MOVIE IN THE PARK

The City of Eugene will host a free Movie in the Park on Fri., July 15 at 9 p.m. at Maurie Jacobs Park, located on Fir Lane in Eugene. To Kill a Mockingbird (not rated) will be the featured movie.

JULY 16: BOHEMIA MINING DAYS

Celebrate the discovery of gold at the Bohemia Mining Days on Sat., July 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. in downtown Cottage Grove (E. Main St. and E. Washington St.). There will be a parade, music, living history exhibits and shops. Bohemia Mining Days are great, old fashioned family fun!

JULY 16: EUGENE SATURDAY MARKET

The Eugene Saturday Market will be held on Sat., July 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Park Blocks (126 E. 8th Ave.). The Saturday Market features local artists, handcrafted goods, food vendors and a stage which features six different music acts each day.

JULY 16: FAMILY MUSIC TIME

The Eugene Public Library will host Family Music Time on Sat., July 16 from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the downtown branch, located at 100 W. 10th Ave. This week, Emily Fox will entertain with lively banjo tunes.

JULY 16: SATURDAY STORY TIME

Barnes and Noble will host a free Saturday Story Time on Sat., July 16 at 11 a.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. This week, the new book Are We There Yet? will be read. An activity will follow the story. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JULY 16: TEDDY BEAR PICNIC

Kids are invited to a free Teddy Bear Picnic on Sat., July 16 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Campbell Community Center, located at 155 High St. in Eugene. Kids can bring a stuffed friend for the picnic. Music will be provided by Carleen and Mike McCornack and the Garden Variety Band.

JULY 16: 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.

JULY 16: OREGON GEO FESTIVAL

The Oregon Geo Festival will take place Sat., July 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Broadway Center, located at 2100 W. Broadway in Eugene. This two-day, family fun event will celebrate the beauty and mysteries of planet Earth. The festival will feature Portland State University’s Meteorite Lab, gem and mineral dealers, fossil screening, gold panning demonstrations, meteorite and mineral identification, prize drawings, rock hounding information, music and food.

JULY 16: CUENTOS Y CANCIONES

The Eugene Public Library will host Cuentos y Canciones (Stories & Songs) on Sat., July 16 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.

JULY 16: SAND MASTER JAM

The Sand Master Jam, the longest running sandboard event in the world, will take place on Sat., July 16 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Sand Master Park, located at 5351 Hwy. 101 in Florence. The event will test the skills of sandboarders in Pro/Amateur Men’s and Women’s categories. The event will also feature sand sculpting and is always free to participate or spectate.

JULY 16: BETHEL SKATEBOARD COMPETITION

The Bethel Skateboard Competition will take place on Sat., July 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bethel Community Park, located on Hamilton Ave. in Eugene. The event is for people of all ages and all abilities. Youth under 18 must have parent present to register. Helmets required when skating. There will be prizes for podium finishers, and cash prizes for the 17 and up sponsored categories.

JULY 16: MOVIE IN THE PARK

The City of Eugene will host a free Movie in the Park on Sat., July 16 at 9 p.m. at Bethel Community Park, located at 5700 Babe Ruth Ln. The Princess Bride (Rated PG) will be the featured movie.

JULY 17: BOHEMIA MINING DAYS

Celebrate the discovery of gold at the Bohemia Mining Days on Sun., July 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Cottage Grove (E. Main St. and E. Washington St.). There will be a parade, music, living history exhibits and shops. Bohemia Mining Days are great, old fashioned family fun!

JULY 17: OREGON GEO FESTIVAL

The Oregon Geo Festival will take place Sun., July 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Broadway Center, located at 2100 W. Broadway in Eugene. This family fun event will celebrate the beauty and mysteries of planet Earth. The festival will feature Portland State University’s Meteorite Lab, gem and mineral dealers, fossil screening, gold panning demonstrations, meteorite and mineral identification, prize drawings, rock hounding information, music and food.

JULY 17: WASHBURNE PARK MUSIC

Pacific Winds Music will host Washburne Park Music on Sun., July 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at E. 21st Ave. and Agate St. in Eugene. Admission is free.

JULY 18: CUENTOS CON KRISTEN

The Springfield Public Library will host Cuentos con Kristen on Mon., July 18 at 12:45 p.m. at 225 5th St. This is a bilingual story time for the whole family. This week, the story time will focus on teaching kindness with a special project by Little Hands Can.

JULY 18: CURIOUS KIDS STORY TIME

The Springfield Public Library will host a Curious Kids Story Time with Taylor on Mon., July 18 at 6:30 p.m. at 225 5th St. This story time will focus on money and math. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JULY 19: LITTLE FAMILY YOGA

The Springfield Public Library will host Little Family Yoga for kids ages three to eight years on Tues., July 19 at 10:30 a.m. at 225 5th St. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JULY 19: MUSICAL PETTING ZOO

Kids and families are invited to the Musical Petting Zoo on Tues., July 19 at 1 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. at the downtown library, located at 100 W. 10th Ave. This is a free event for elementary-age kids and parents. Pick up free tickets starting 30 minutes before each event. The Eugene Symphony will bring instruments for kids to hear, touch and try. Musicians will briefly introduce and play string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, and then kids will get hands-on experience trying the different instruments.

JULY 19: TEEN PROGRAM AT SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Springfield Public Library will host a program for teens on Tues., July 12 at 2 p.m. at 225 5th St. The group will participate in a henna activity. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JULY 19: PARTY IN CHURCHILL PARK

The City of Eugene will host a Party in Churchill Park on Tues., July 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 2120 Bailey Hill Rd. Play games, get your bike tuned up, see the Eugene Public Library’s new maker exhibits or enjoy food from a local food cart. There will also be live music with emcee Zen Tempest and the Eternal Now.

JULY 19: 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.

JULY 20: TODDLER STORY TIME AT BARNES AND NOBLE

Barnes and Noble will host a free Toddler Story Time on Wed., July 20 at 11 a.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JULY 20: MUSICAL PETTING ZOO

Kids and families are invited to the Musical Petting Zoo on Wed., July 20 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Bethel branch, located at 1990 Echo Hollow Rd. This is a free event for elementary-age kids and parents. The Eugene Symphony will bring instruments for kids to hear, touch and try. Musicians will briefly introduce and play string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, and then kids will get hands-on experience trying the different instruments.

JULY 20: LANE COUNTY FAIR

The Lane County Fair will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Wed., July 20 at the Lane Events Center, located at 796 W. 13th Ave. in Eugene. There will be rides, entertainment, food, animal and agricultural exhibits. Visit the Lane County Fair for admission and schedule information.

JULY 20: SAW DAWGS

Come enjoy like bluegrass music when the Saw Dawgs perform as part of the Performing Art Series on Wed., July 20 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, located at One Eugene Center. This is a free community event.

JULY 20: 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.

JULY 20: MUSICAL PETTING ZOO

Kids and families are invited to the Musical Petting Zoo on Wed., July 20 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sheldon branch, located at 1566 Coburg Rd. This is a free event for elementary-age kids and parents. The Eugene Symphony will bring instruments for kids to hear, touch and try. Musicians will briefly introduce and play string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, and then kids will get hands-on experience trying the different instruments.

JULY 20: TEENS INK AND MARKERS

The Eugene Public Library will host a Teens Ink and Markers event on Wed., July 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the downtown library, located at 100 W. 10th Ave. Teens will join artist Marianne Walker to learn ways to add color to photos and artwork using Copic markers. All supplies will be provided at this free event.

JULY 20: 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.

JULY 20: SOUTH HILLS STRING BAND

The Willamalane Park and Recreation District will host a South Hills String Band Concert on Wed., July 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Douglas Gardens Park, located at S. 3455 Redwood Dr. in Springfield. The band plays bluegrass and Ozark-style string band music.

JULY 20: STORY TIME WITH GINGER AT BARNES AND NOBLE

Barnes and Noble will host Story Time with Ginger on Wed., July 20 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.

JULY 21: LANE COUNTY FAIR

The Lane County Fair will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Thurs., July 21 at the Lane Events Center, located at 796 W. 13th Ave. in Eugene. There will be rides, entertainment, food, animal and agricultural exhibits. Visit the Lane County Fair for admission and schedule information.

JULY 21: MONEY SENSE FOR KIDS

The Springfield Public Library will host Money Sense for kids in grade school and middle school on Thurs., July 21 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the library meeting room at 225 5th St. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JULY 21: TEENS INK AND MARKERS

The Eugene Public Library will host a Teens Ink and Markers event on Thurs., July 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bethel branch, located at 1990 Echo Hollow Rd. Teens will join artist Marianne Walker to learn ways to add color to photos and artwork using Copic markers. All supplies will be provided at this free event.

JULY 21: TOUCH A TRUCK

The annual Touch a Truck event will take place on Thurs., July 21 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Petersen Barn Community Center, located at 870 Berntzen Rd. in Eugene. Kids of all ages can climb into a fire engine, police vehicle, dump truck, LTD bus, 18-wheeler and more.

JULY 21: PARTY ON THE PLAZA

There will be a free Party on the Plaza on Thurs., July 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, located at One Eugene Center. The event will feature Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music and dance celebrating the forces of nature. Dancers will wear authentic, traditional Samba costumes, some of which are revealing.

JULY 21: FAMILIES CONNECTED DINNER NIGHT

Families Connected will host its monthly Dinner Night on Thurs., July 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Arc Lane County, located at 4181 E St. in Springfield. This month, parents will learn about mindfulness-based play for emotional regulation and healthy attachment. Dealing with a child’s strong emotions can be frustrating and overwhelming. As care providers, how do we stay calm, regulated and helpful? How can we successfully hold space for a child while they are hurting? How do we support a child’s emotional process while setting healthy limits? Leticia Garcia, founder of Embody Play Yoga, will delve into ideas borrowed from mindfulness, somatics and attachment parenting to explore such questions. Limited childcare will be available on site; preregistration is required. Please RSVP by July 15 by calling 541-343-5256 ext.113 or emailing laura.dahill@arclane.org.

JULY 21: OFSN FAMILY FUN EVENT

The Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN) will host a Parent Inforrmation Night on Thurs., July 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sheldon Community Center, located at 2445 Willakenzie Rd. in Eugene. A light meal will be provided. Call 541-342-2876 to RSVP.

JULY 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.

JULY 22: 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.

JULY 22: 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.

JULY 22: LANE COUNTY FAIR

The Lane County Fair will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fri., July 22 at the Lane Events Center, located at 796 W. 13th Ave. in Eugene. There will be rides, entertainment, food, animal and agricultural exhibits. Visit the Lane County Fair for admission and schedule information.

JULY 22: TEENS INK AND MARKERS

The Eugene Public Library will host a Teens Ink and Markers event on Fri., July 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheldon branch, located at 1566 Coburg Rd. Teens will join artist Marianne Walker to learn ways to add color to photos and artwork using Copic markers. All supplies will be provided at this free event.

JULY 22: KIDS PASSIVE PROGRAM

The Springfield Public Library will host a Kids Passive Program on Fri., July 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 225 5th St. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JULY 22: MOVIE IN THE PARK

The Willamalane Park and Recreation District will host a Movie in the Park on Fri., July 22 at Royal Delle Park, located at 401 Blackstone St. in Springfield. Hook (Rated PG) will be the featured movie. There will be activities for kids starting at 6:30 p.m. Before the movie, kids can participate in a treasure hunt and try to find a hidden treasure in the park. The movie will begin at 8:30 p.m.

JULY 23: EUGENE SATURDAY MARKET

The Eugene Saturday Market will be held on Sat., July 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Park Blocks (126 E. 8th Ave.). The Saturday Market features local artists, handcrafted goods, food vendors and a stage which features six different music acts each day.

JULY 23: FAMILY MUSIC TIME

The Eugene Public Library will host Family Music Time on Sat., July 23 from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at 100 W. 10th Ave. This week, Bryan Reed will make learning rock.

JULY 23: FAMILY ART DAY

The Springfield Public Library will host a Family Art Day on Sat., July 23 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the library meeting room at 225 5th St. This is a great event for kids of all ages. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JULY 23: FAMILIES CONNECTED FAMILY FUN DAY

Families Connected will host its monthly Family Fun Day on Sat., July 23 at 10:30 a.m. The Arc Lane County, located at 4181 E St. in Springfield. Leticia Garcia, founder of Embody Play Yoga, will lead parents and kids in a yoga and mindfulness class. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. Please RSVP by emailing Laura Dahill or calling 541-343-5256 ext. 113.

JULY 23: SATURDAY STORY TIME

Barnes and Noble will host a free Saturday Story Time on Sat., July 23 at 11 a.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. Too Many Moose! will be the featured story. An activity will follow the story. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JULY 23: 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.

JULY 23: LANE COUNTY FAIR

The Lane County Fair will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sat., July 23 at the Lane Events Center, located at 796 W. 13th Ave. in Eugene. There will be rides, entertainment, food, animal and agricultural exhibits. Visit the Lane County Fair for admission and schedule information.

JULY 23: CUENTOS Y CANCIONES

The Eugene Public Library will host Cuentos y Canciones (Stories & Songs) on Sat., July 23 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.

JULY 23: SPANISH FAMILIES CONNECTED SUMMER BARBECUE

Families Connected will host a Summer Barbecue for Spanish-speaking parents on Sat., July 23 from 3 p.m. to 6 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. Bring a side dish to share. Families must preregister. Call Laura at 541-343-5256 ext. 113 to RSVP.

JULY 23: RIVER HOUSE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

The River House 50th Anniversary Celebration will take place Sat., July 23 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Maurie Jacobs Park, located on Fir Lane in Eugene. Come celebrate five decades of outdoor recreation with the River House Outdoor Center. There will be live music, kayak and stand-up paddleboard demonstrations, cake and more. Attendees are asked to respect the neighborhood and ride their bike or park at the soccer fields and walk to the park.

JULY 23: MOVIE IN THE PARK

The City of Eugene will host a Movie in the Park on Sat., July 23 at 9 p.m. at Awbrey Park, located at River Rd. and Spring Creek Dr. in Eugene. The featured movie will be Brave (Rated PG).

JULY 24: LANE COUNTY FAIR

The Lane County Fair will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sun., July 24 at the Lane Events Center, located at 796 W. 13th Ave. in Eugene. There will be rides, entertainment, food, animal and agricultural exhibits. Visit the Lane County Fair for admission and schedule information.

JULY 24: SUNDAY JAM

There will be a Sunday Jam on Sun., July 24 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Sladden Park, located at N. Adams St. and Cheshire Ave. Local DJs will spin beats for the whole family at this free community event.

JULY 24: OREGON TUBA ENSEMBLE

Pacific Winds Music will host an Oregon Tuba Ensemble on Sun., July 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Washburne Park, located at E. 21st Ave. and Agate St. in Eugene. Musicians will perform familiar tunes and melodies.

JULY 25: CUENTOS CON KRISTEN

The Springfield Public Library will host Cuentos con Kristen on Mon., July 25 at 12:45 p.m. at 225 5th St. This is a bilingual story time for the whole family. This week, the story time will focus on music.

JULY 26: SUN SCIENCE

The Eugene Public Library will host Sun Science on Tues., July 26 at 1 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. at the downtown library, located at 100 W. 10th Ave. Elementary-age kids and their caregivers will learn about the big star with The Science Factory at this free event. Pick up free tickets starting 30 minutes before each session. While at the library, kids can sign up for the summer reading program and choose a free book to keep.

JULY 26: TEEN PROGRAM AT SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Springfield Public Library will host a teen program on Tues., July 26 at 2 p.m. at 225 5th St. This week, teens will participate in a murder mystery tea. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JULY 26: 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.

JULY 26: MOVIE AT VILLAGE GREEN

Families can enjoy a free Movie Night at the Village Green Resort & Garden at 8 p.m. on Tues., July 26. The featured movie will be Happy Gilmore (Rated PG-13). Arrive early to enjoy roasting marshmallows and making s’mores over a fire pit. Hot dogs, bratwurst, popcorn and candy will be available for purchase throughout the movie.

JULY 27: TODDLER STORY TIME

Barnes and Noble will host a free Toddler Story Time on Sat., July 27 at 11 a.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JULY 27: SUN SCIENCE

The Eugene Public Library will host Sun Science on Wed., July 27 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Bethel branch, located at 1990 Echo Hollow Rd. Elementary-age kids and their caregivers will learn about the big star with The Science Factory at this free event. While at the library, kids can sign up for the summer reading program and choose a free book to keep.

JULY 27: CAPOEIRA MUSIC

Listen to traditional Capoeira Music as part of the Performing Arts Series on Wed., July 27 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Broadway Plaza/Kesey Square, located at 10 E. Broadway. Admission is free to this community event.

JULY 27: 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.

JULY 27: SUN SCIENCE

The Eugene Public Library will host Sun Science on Wed., July 27 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sheldon branch, located at 1566 Coburg Rd. Elementary-age kids and their caregivers will learn about the big star with The Science Factory at this free event. While at the library, kids can sign up for the summer reading program and choose a free book to keep.

JULY 27: TEEN MOVIE

The Eugene Public Library will host a Teen Movie on Wed., July 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the downtown library, located at 100 W. 10th Ave. Teens ages 13 to 17 years are invited to come watch Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Snacks will be provided at this free event.

JULY 27: 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.

JULY 27: COUP DE VILLE CONCERT

The Willamalane Park and Recreation District will host a Coup De Ville Concert on Wed., July 27 at 6:30 p.m. Lively Park, located at 6100 Thurston Rd. in Springfield. From Doo-wop to Rockabilly and Elvis to ZZ Top, this band covers lots of artists and songs.

JULY 27: STORY TIME WITH GINGER AT BARNES AND NOBLE

Barnes and Noble will host Story Time with Ginger on Wed., July 27 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.

JULY 28: LANE COUNTY FARMERS MARKET

Visit the Lane County Farmers Market on Thursdays this summer for fun kids activities. On Thurs., July 28 from 10 a.m. to noon, kids will be able to participate in a farms and food scavenger hunt. Kids will learn new things about local farms and foods by hunting around the farmers market. Children of all ages are welcome. The Farmers Market is located in downtown Eugene in the park blocks (8th Ave. and Oak St.).

JULY 28: SHOE DESIGN ART WORKSHOP

The Springfield Public Library will host a Shoe Design Art Workshop with Marianne Walker for kids in ages 7 and older on Thurs., July 28 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the library meeting room at 225 5th St. This is For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JULY 28: GAMES FOR ALL ABILITIES

Families are invited to participate in Games for All Abilities on Thurs., July 28 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hilyard Community Center, located at 2580 Hilyard St. in Eugene. Three blocks of Hilyard St. will be packed with activities to celebrate summer. There will be lawn games, DJ Yoga, Bocce, croquet and giant Jenga. People of all abilities are welcome.

JULY 28: CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT

There will be a Corn Hole Tournament on Thurs., July 28 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Amazon Park, located at 22 Amazon Pkwy. in Eugene. Anyone who can toss a bean bag can play Corn Hole. Registration opens at 2:15 p.m. This is a free community event.

JULY 28: DJ YOGA

Come experience DJ Yoga on Thurs., July 28 from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Amazon Community Center, located at 2700 Hilyard St. in Eugene. Yoga instructor Mariah and DJ Mandy Mac will lead this free community event.

JULY 28: PARTY ON THE PLAZA

In celebration of National Dance Day, the Party on the Plaza will feature the Prashant Kakad and Jai Ho Dance Troupe on Thurs., July 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, located at 7th Ave. and Willamette St. There will be interactive Bollywood dance lessons, performances and a DJ. All ages are welcome at this free community event.

JULY 28: RHYTHM FEST

Rhythm Fest will take place on Thurs., July 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Amazon Community Center, located at 2700 Hilyard St. in Eugene. There will be performances by West African Cultural Center and Americanistan. Admission is free at this community event.

JULY 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.

JULY 29: 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.

JULY 29: 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.

JULY 29: LEGO CLUB

The Springfield Public Library will host a LEGO Club on Fri., July 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 225 5th St. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JULY 29: BLACKBERRY JAM FESTIVAL

The Blackberry Jam Festival will take place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fri., July 29 in Lowell. The festival is a wholesome community event featuring music, crafts, a car show, fishing derby, quilt show, parade, food and more.

JULY 29: STORY TIME AND MAGIC SHOW

Bryan Reed will present a Story Time and Magic Show on Fri., July 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Arrowhead Park, located at Irvington Dr. and Arrowhead St. in Eugene. The magic tricks will be synchronized to music and sound effects. Admission is free.

JULY 29: MOVIE IN THE PARK

The Willamalane Park and Recreation District will host a Movie in the Park on Fri., July 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Ruff Park, located on 66th St. in Springfield. Toy Story (Rated G) will be the featured movie. Before the movie, the Eugene Pro Rodeo Kids Club will lead a roping demonstration. The movie will start at 8:30 p.m., and it will feature Spanish subtitles.

JULY 29: MOVIE IN THE PARK

The City of Eugene will host a Movie in the Park on Fri., July 29 at 9 p.m. at Churchill Sports Park, located at 2120 Bailey Hill Rd. The featured movie will be MirrorMask (Rated PG).

JULY 30: BLACKBERRY JAM FESTIVAL

The Blackberry Jam Festival will take place from daylight to 10 p.m. on Sat., July 30 in Lowell. The festival is a wholesome community event featuring music, crafts, a car show, fishing derby, quilt show, parade, food and more.

JULY 30: CHILDREN’S CELEBRATION

The Willamalane Park and Recreation District will host Children’s Celebration on Sat., July 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Island Park, located at 200 W. B St. in Springfield. Kids will be able to experience hands-on activities from more than 60 community exhibitors. Admission is free with a canned food donation for FOOD for Lane County.

JULY 30: EUGENE SATURDAY MARKET

The Eugene Saturday Market will be held on Sat., July 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Park Blocks (126 E. 8th Ave.). The Saturday Market features local artists, handcrafted goods, food vendors and a stage which features six different music acts each day.

JULY 30: FAMILY MUSIC TIME

The Eugene Public Library will host Family Music Time on Sat., July 30 from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at 100 W. 10th Ave. This week, Pia and Jason Robbins of Little Timbre Studio will entertain with songs and music.

JULY 30: 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.

JULY 30: CUENTOS Y CANCIONES

The Eugene Public Library will host Cuentos y Canciones (Stories & Songs) on Sat., July 30 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.

JULY 30: YEAR OF STORIES

The Springfield Public Library will host a Year of Stories event on Sat., July 30 at 1 p.m. in the library meeting room at 225 5th St. Storyteller Chris Leebrick will share stories with kids and families. For more information, call 541-726-3766.

JULY 30: HARRY POTTER COUNTDOWN TO MIDNIGHT PARTY

Barnes and Noble will host a Harry Potter Countdown to Midnight Party on Sat., July 30 at 8 p.m. at 1163 Valley River Dr. The countdown party will celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two, a special rehearsal edition script book, which goes on sale at midnight on July 31. The party will feature a special Muggle Wall where customers can share their favorite memories of Harry Potter as well as amazing giveaways and fun activities. For more information, call 541-687-0356.

JULY 30: MOVIE IN THE PARK

The City of Eugene will host a Movie in the Park on Sat., July 30 at 9 p.m. at Sladden Park, located at N. Adams St. and Cheshire Ave. The featured movie will be Stranger Than Fiction (Rated PG-13).

JULY 31: BLACKBERRY JAM FESTIVAL

The Blackberry Jam Festival will take place from daylight to 4:30 p.m. on Sun., July 31 in Lowell. The festival is a wholesome community event featuring music, crafts, a car show, fishing derby, quilt show, parade, food and more.

JULY 31: FAMILY NATURE DISCOVERY DAY

The Cascades Raptor Center will host a Family Nature Discovery Day on Sun., July 31 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 Wildlife Play Hospital at this event.

JULY 31: EUGENE SUNDAY STREETS

Eugene Sunday Streets will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sun., July 31 in downtown Eugene. The city will close downtown streets, allowing people to walk, bike and roll in a safe, car-free environment. There will be live music, food carts, vendors and activity booths at this free family event.

JULY 31: SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY BAND

The Springfield Community Band, a traditional concert band, will play on Sun., July 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Washburne Park, located at E. 21st Ave. and Agate St. in Eugene. Admission is free.

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