Weekend events for Lane County and beyond, Dec. 31-Jan. 1 – The Register
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Laser light shows during The Science Factory, 2300 Leo Harris Parkway, continue on Saturdays by Jan. 7, with shows as follows: Legends of a Night Sky Orion during 11:30 a.m., Legends of a Night Sky Perseus Andromeda during noon, Laser Holidays during 1 p.m., Laser Vinyl during 2 p.m. and Laser Beatles during 3 p.m.; sciencfactory.org.
Ring in a New Year during Noble Estate Urban Winery, 560 Commercial St., from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31. Highlights embody a six-piece band, award-winning wines and internal beers. For 21 and older. No reservations needed; nobleestatewinery.com.
New Year’s Eve during Saginaw Vineyards, 80247 Delight Valley School Road in Cottage Grove is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31. The Fret Boys play live, and there will be booze tasting. Free; saginawvineyard.com.
Comedians Gone Wild(ish) showcases a talents of 3 comedians from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, during a Richard E. Wildish Theater, 630 Main St. in Springfield. The superstar is Gabe Dinger, an L.A. comic creatively from Portland. He is a member of a improv unit Whiskey Tango. Co-feature Leigh Anne Jasheway is celebrating her 24th year as a comedian. Leigh Anne is also a owner of The Eugene Laff Off (now in a 21st year) and a NW Women’s Comedy Festival (now in a 11th year). Mike McGowan has been creation Northwest audiences giggle for a few years with his story-telling comedy style. Tickets are $25; wildishtheater.com.
The Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St., hosts a New Year’s Eve Ballroom Dance Party from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31. The cost is $8 per adult, $5 for students with ID. This is a village sponsored, alcohol/drug giveaway event, featuring a one-hour dance doctrine by Laura Taylor, song by DJ Robert Phaigh, doorway prizes, potluck appetiser and dessert smorgasboard and a New Year’s Toast with stimulating cider. Please do not wear boots that will blemish or damage a timber floor. 541-913-3927.
Junior League of Eugene’s New Year’s Eve benefit eventuality starts during 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, during Sweet Cheeks Winery, 27007 Briggs Hill Road. Live song is from Blue Wave. There will be hors d’oeuvres and desserts from Carte Blanche Catering, and booze from Sweet Cheeks. Cost to attend is $45; jleugene.org.
New Year’s Eve during Bennett Vineyards, 25974 Highway 36, is from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Dec. 31, featuring The Brewketts. Tickets are $14 to $20 and embody a Champagne toast during midnight. Bring an appetiser or a dessert to share. Reservations recommended; bennettvineyardsor.com.
Eugene Opera presents “An Opera Trio with Aida, Dialogues of a Carmelites and Die Fledermaus,” with performances during 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31and during 2 p.m. Monday, Jan.2. Tickets are $20 to $79; eugeneopera.com.
New Year’s Eve Casino Night is from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, during a Hilton Eugene, 66 E. Sixth Ave. There will be a DJ, along with casino games such as Texas Hold ’Em, black jack, roulette and craps. Food, drink and booze is an additional assign to a $25 sheet price; 541-284-8500.
Cozmic/Whirled PiesDowntown, 199 W. Eighth Ave., hosts Pep Love NYE Party from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, featuring hip bound speaker and kick producer, Pep Love. Tickets are $12 to $15; cozmicproductions.com.
Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way, binds a New Year’s Eve Ball from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, with a “Saturday Night Fever” disco theme. Satin Love Orchestra performs. Disco clothes is encouraged. Cost is $60 per person; valleyriverinn.com/new-years-eve-eugene-or.htm.
Curtis Salgado joins Hank Shreve to perform on New Year’s Eve, Saturday during 9 p.m. during Florence Events Center. 715 Quince St. in Florence. Tickets are $28 to $43; eventcenter.org.
New Year’s Eve during Village Green, 725 Row River Road in Cottage Grove, starts during 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, and facilities live song by Tatiamo and a DJ in a ballrooms. Also a imitation booth. Free; villagegreenresort.com.
First Run is a 10K and 5K run/walk hold during 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, and during 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1. Both events start in a Columbia Foyer during Valley River Inn. The 10K march has been revised this year to have a same start and finish. Fees are $20 for one event, $35 for both. Sign adult during level32racing.com.
The Yachats New Year’s Day Peace Hike starts during 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, during a Yachats Commons, 441 Highway 101 in Yachats. The 2.6-mile travel traverses a accumulation of terrain, enabling hikers of all abilities to participate. Should severe continue make hiking unsafe, a assent rite still will take place in a lonesome preserve behind a Commons. Free; yachatstrails.org.
Join a Audubon Society of Lane County’s 75th Eugene Christmas Bird Count, an all-day eventuality Sunday, Jan. 1. The 15-mile-diameter count round is centered in a Danebo area of Eugene and is divided into 27 areas, any with a group leader. The group leaders classify a teams, lead a groups by a area during a count day, and afterwards contention a results. Call Dick Lamster to register during 541-343-8664.
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with America’s State Parks to offer giveaway guided First Day Hikes in state parks opposite Oregon on New Year’s Day, Sunday. Locally, there is a special equine float during Elijah Bristow State Park during noon, starting during a equestrian parking lot. It will be a 5-mile equine float on a Heron, Elk and River trails. Bring your possess horse. Dress in layers, wear stout boots and move water. Call 541-937-1173, Ext. 224. Another travel locally is during a Siuslaw North Jetty, starting during 10 a.m. during a parking lot nearby a Coast Guard tower. This will be a assuage 2-mile travel on a beach with some sections of lax sand. Dress in layers, wear stout boots and move water. Call 541-997-3851.
Hoodoo Ski Area’s Autobahn Tubing Park is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by Monday, Jan. 2. The Autobahn includes mixed 800+ feet neat runs and an programmed wire tube tow; hoodoo.com.
Christmas in a Garden continues by Sunday, Jan. 1, during The Oregon Garden, 895 W. Main St. in Silverton. Highlights embody a Holiday Tram by a Rediscovery Forest flashy with 500,000 holiday lights and ice skating. General acknowledgment is $5 to $8; children 4 and younger are free. Ice skating prices are in further to acknowledgment and are from $10 to $17 depending on that eventuality attended. Save $5 if we move your possess skates; oregongarden.org.
The Give Art This Christmas eventuality is daily by Monday, Jan. 2, during Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. in Florence. Available for sale will be donated design from internal artisans; eventcenter.org.
Register to join Dave Walp’s snowshoe trips, withdrawal from a River House and streamer to where a sleet conditions are best. You contingency be means to travel 3 to 5 miles on disproportionate terrain. Transportation is included, though lease your possess snowshoes. The pretrip is Wednesday, Jan. 4, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a tour from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 7. Upcoming pretrips/trips are Jan. 18/21; Feb. 1/5; Feb. 15/18. Pretrips take place during River House, 301 N. Adams St. Cost is $47; eugene-or.gov.
Cross-country skiing trips for beginners by a city of Eugene’s distraction embody a pretrip and a tour led by veteran instructors. Students, however, contingency move their possess equipment. Transportation is provided. Dates are Jan. 3/8, Jan. 24/27 and Feb. 7/11. Pretrips are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. during a River House, 301 N. Adams St. Day trips are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and leave from a River House. Cost is $49; register during eugene-or.gov.
The Eugene Astronomical Society hosts a first star party of a year during 4:45 p.m. Jan. 6 during a College Hill Reservoir during 24th and Lawrence. Free. If cloudy, eventuality will be Jan. 7; eugeneastro.org.
Nearby Nature hosts a Treasure Trails Nature Quest from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 7 during Alton Baker Park. Participants will rivet in scavenger and value hunts along a park paths to learn about area creatures. Cost is $5 per family. Pre-register during nearbynature.org.
Author Melissa Hart binds a workshop on how to get started essay a book-length memoir during 2 p.m. Jan. 7 during downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th and Olive. Consider examples from published memoirs to select a approach to begin; brand pivotal themes and/or chronological eras in their lives; and learn how to use sum along with a classical account arc to figure a memoir. Free; eugene-or.gov/library.
New Zone Art Gallery, 220 W. Eighth Ave., hosts Pinnacle Book Award winner, Richard Leebrick, during 7 p.m. Jan. 7, with his reading and low-pitched performance of “Live on Wings of Love: A Journey to PeggySioux.” A book signing follows a performance. 541-653-1953.
Mount Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Road, hosts a Bird Walk from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 8. Leaders Julia Siporin and Joni Dawning learn all levels of birders what to demeanour for in vocalizations, medium and function clues to brand proprietor birds. Meet during a caller center. Cost is $5 and parking; mountpisgaharboretum.com.
Family Fun during a downtown Eugene Public Library during 10th and Olive is any Sunday during 1 p.m. as follows: “Scenes of Narnia,” Jan. 8; “Science in Motion,” Jan. 15; “Chinese New Year,” Jan. 22; “Bop, Bumble and Bounce,” Jan. 29. Free; eugene-or.gov/library.
The annual Winter Predictor run and travel starts during 2 p.m. Jan. 8 during Campbell Center, 200 High St. Participants envision their finish times, and those who come closest to a prophecy acquire a awards. No timing inclination or watches allowed. Fees are $15 to $20; supplement $5 on competition day; eclecticedgeracing.com.
The Winter Music Festival during Florence Events Center is Jan. 14-15. Featured performers embody Cabin Fever Northwest, RJ Ballard, Ian McFeron, halie and a moon, Pretty Gritty and more. Also partial of a festivities are an artisans’ satisfactory and a cake sale; wintermusicfestival.org.
The Cascade Mycological Society facilities a series of talks on fungi-related topics from internal fungus and mycological experts. Each difficulty has a 30-minute speak and a show-and-tell apportionment for that attendees are speedy to move in mushrooms for identification. Dates are Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar 15, Apr 19 and May 17, all from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. during Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard St. Free; cascademyco.org.
Willamalane Park and Recreation presents a field tour to Bird E.E. Wilson, Philomath Lagoons and Talking Waters from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 18. The 3 locations yield an eventuality to see vast numbers of wintering waterfowl, including ducks, geese and swans. Also manifest are expected to be raptors, such as bald eagles. Cost to attend is $49 to $58. Bring a pouch lunch. Registration is required; willamalane.org.
The Good Earth Home, Garden and Living Show is Jan. 20-22 during Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave.; eugenehomeshow.com.
The Pantsuit Pursuit 5K is during 11 a.m. Jan. 21 during a University of Oregon. Entry fees are $20 to $25; register during eclecticedgeracing.com.
Valhalla Winery (formerly Domaine Meriwether) binds a fourth annual Beach Dance Party from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Jan. 21. Tickets are $10 and contingency be pre-purchased. Beach clothes is encouraged. DJ Nate Robertson will be providing music. Food will be accessible for purchase. Wines, drink and cider also will be available. Also, there will be Champagne Jell-O shots. For 21 and older; 541-935-9711.
Dash N Dine, a 5K and 15K using eventuality starts during 10 a.m. Jan. 22 during Holiday Inn Express, 2117 Franklin Blvd. Cost to competition is $20 to $25 and additional for tech shirt. Post-race festivities are in a Oregon Room during Holiday Inn Express and underline ale from Claim 52 Brewing, snacks and $1 coffee from Dutch Bros. for all participants; level32racing.com.
Restyle and Repurpose T-Shirts during 1:30 p.m. Jan. 22 during a downtown Eugene Public Library, during 10th and Olive. Learn how to make T-shirt yarn, T-shirt receptacle bags and more. Bring during slightest one T-shirt; all other reserve and collection will be provided. For adults and teens. Free; eugene-or.gov/library.
The Oregon Truffle Festival’s Eugene-based events are Jan. 26-29 during several sites. Highlights embody a Joriad dog championship, a Truffle Growers Forum, dog training seminars, winery luncheons and a Grand Truffle Dinner. Also in Eugene is a Fresh Truffle Marketplace; oregontrufflefestival.com.
Join an Introduction to Cedar Bark Weaving from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in a EPUD Community Room, 33733 Seavey Loop Road, with internal artist Donna Crispin. This will be a 4.5-hour workshop, and it costs $45. All basketry materials will be included, though move scissors, a tapestry needle, tiny valuables pliers, a mist bottle and a small, aged towel. Pre-registration is required; mountpisgaharboretum.com.
Get a long-run examination during a Bristow Trail Runs during Elijah Bristow State Park in Dexter, commencement with a 50K during 8:30 a.m. Feb. 4; a 25K, 10-miler and 5-miler all start during 10 a.m. The march loops along a single-track route and is wholly flat. Fees are $25 to $55; level32racing.com.
First Saturday Park Walk, by a city of Eugene, is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 4. Meet during Clearwater Park in Springfield, only off Clearwater Lane. Free; eugene-or.gov.
Mount Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Road, hosts a Winter Wonders Bingo Hunt, a winter-themed scavenger hunt along a nursery paths from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 4. The eventuality is sleet or shine. Meet during a nursery caller center. Cost is $5, and parking; mountpisgaharboretum.com.
The Florence Crab Crack is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 4 during Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. in Florence. Tickets are $35 and embody a cooking of crab with pasta, coleslaw, garlic bread, coffee and dessert. Only 400 tickets will be sold. All deduction advantage a Florence Food Share; florencefoodshare.org.
The Eugene Symphony hosts a annual advantage jubilee during 6:45 p.m. Feb. 4 in a ballroom during a Hilton Eugene, 66 E. Sixth Ave., following a 5 p.m. unison with Pink Martini during a Hult Center for a Performing Arts. The jubilee eventuality includes a cocktail reception, cooking and an auction, as good as dancing to jazz and big-band tunes of Swing Shift. Pink Martini unison tickets are $75 to $125, though singular seats remain. Gala tickets are $175 per person. Proceeds support several Symphony programs; eugenesymphony.org/gala.
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The Winter Poultry and Homesteading Faire is Feb. 11 during Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave.; oregonpoultryswapinc.com.
River Road park and Recreation District, 1400 Lake Drive, presents a annual Couples Classic, a 5,000-meter run and aptness travel during 9:30 a.m. Feb. 11. This is a run for teams of two; post-race perks embody Mo’s chowder, baked products and beverages. Race fees are $25 to $30. There is same-day registration, or register during eclecticedgeracing.com.
A Valentine’s Day Soiree for families is during a Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St. in Springfield, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Cost per integrate is $30 and afterwards $5 any per additional family member. Event facilities tasty desserts, a imitation booth; willamalane.org.
Willamalane Park and Recreation District’s Must-Dash 1K and Little Shavers Fun Run starts during 9 a.m. Feb. 18 during Dorris Ranch, 205 Dorris St. in Springfield. Cost to competition is $5 per person, though day-of registration is $10; willamalane.org.
The annual Snow Lovers Loop during Odell Lake Lodge Resort facilities a 4K or 8K snowshoe race, or an 8K snowshoe send competition along a Nordic trails during a lodge, 21501 East Odell Road in Crescent. Event starts during 11 a.m. Feb. 18. Facing fees operation from $20 to $50 though supplement $5 on competition day. Fee includes route pass and lunch; level32racing.com.
Oregon Asian Celebration is Feb. 18-19 during a Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave. Includes entertainment, food, crafts and demos; asiancelebration.org.
Mount Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Road, hosts a Flies and Flowers Walk, from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 25, to learn about a significance of flies in a pollination of early wildflowers. The eventuality is sleet or shine. Meet during a nursery caller center. Cost is $5, and parking. The subsequent travel is an Aquatic Amphibians Walk, Mar 4; mountpisgaharboretum.com.
The Lane County Home and Garden Show is Mar 9-12 during Lane Events Center; eugenehomeshow.com.
The annual Daffodil Drive Festival is Mar 18-19 during Long Tom Grange in Junction City; junctioncity.com.
The McKenzie River Half Marathon is Mar 25. Start time is 9 a.m. during Emerald Dance Center, 2095 Yolanda Ave. with a run finishing during Armitage Park, 90064 Coburg Road. Participants should take a convey from a park to a starting point. The eventuality is singular to 500 people; level32racing.com.
Florence Fest, a jubilee of informal excellent art, boutique wineries, food and live jazz, is Mar 31-April 1 during Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. in Florence. 541-997-1994.
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