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FESTIVAL
Remember the band from the '70s and '80s, Electric Light Orchestra? No? What about their hit songs like "Can't Get it Out of My Head," "Evil Woman" or "Strange Magic." Still nothing? Well, come on out to the Springfield Filbert Festival on the River for some groovy déjà vu with Electric Light Orchestra Part II. The sequel to the original band features three of the original members. You'll be singing along in no time. Fireworks, food and more entertainment round out the festival. See Friday Calendar.

FESTIVAL
Talk about shock value, besides her folk/rock/bluegrass/punk/blues music, Michelle Shocked is known for her unpredictable behavior during performances &endash; where she's as likely to divide up the crowd and get a square dance going as to get audience members to play the fiddle. Since the release of her Kind-Hearted Woman album and the popularity of songs like "Anchorage" and "Come a Long Way," Shocked has described herself as the "True American musician," who plays "every style that is my heritage." Shocked performs at the Oregon Folklife Festival in Corvallis on Friday. A poetry slam as well as performances by Calobo, Sugar Beets, Eileen Hemphill-Haley, Mare Wakefield and others continue throughout the weekend. See Aug. 25 On the Road Calendar.

MUSIC
Oooooeee, that's some good stuff. This year's line-up of fiddlers at OFAM's Twin Rivers Traditional Music Festival leaves nothing to be desired. Grammy Award-winning Mark O'Connor begins the day with his recent projects including the score for the 1999 PBS series "Liberty!" and his work on the Mel Gibson film, The Patriot. America's most popular Cajun group, Michael Ducet avec BeauSoleil returns to Twin Rivers. Newcomers to this year's festival include Vassar Clements (pictured) and The Little Big Band. Vassar first came to Eugene in the early '70s with Jerry Garcia and David Grisman in the bluegrass band Old and In the Way. And it's a complete fiddlin' reunion with the Darol Anger and Mike Marshall Band. See Saturday Calendar.


What's Happening Calendar
Thursday, August 24
Sunrise 6:26 am; Sunset 8:03 pm
Av High 81; Av Low 53
Moon enters Cancer 3:00 pm

kidstuff Jeanine Taylor leads kindermusik for ages 0-6 at 7 pm at Borders. FREE.

music Shades of Blue(s) features original songs by Jeanne Guiley-Fishback at 7:30 pm in 198 Music Building, UO. FREE.

on the air "Arts Encore" features Springfield art at 9 pm on CTV-97.

"Art Journal" features Lane County Fair art at 6 pm on CTV-97.

open house The Wellsprings Friends School holds an open house from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at 3590 West 18th Ave. FREE.

spiritual A workshop on "The Art of Spiritual Dreaming" is at 7 pm in 138 Education Building, UO. FREE.

theater Harvey, a comedy about Elwood P. Dowd and his invisible six-foot rabbit, is at 8:15 pm tonight and August 25, 26 at The Very Little Theatre.

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Friday, August 25
Sunrise 6:28 am; Sunset 8:01 pm
Av High 81; Av Low 53

comedy Comedy Sportz, an interactive theater group, performs at 8 pm tonight and September 1 at Actors Cabaret. $8, $6 with a can of food for Food for Lane County.

festival The Springfield Filbert Festival on the River features fireworks, entertainment and food from 4:30 to 11 pm today, from 10 am to 11 pm tomorrow and from 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday at Island Park in Springfield. Electric Light Orchestra plays tonight. Tix. for tonight are $10, Saturday is $5, $1 ages 3-11, $3 sr. Sunday is free.

music The Sharkfest Rhythm and Blues Festival features Nicolette Helm and the Queen Bees from 9 pm to 1 am today, Paula Vaden and Four Eyes from 5 to 9 pm tomorrow and the Deb Cleveland Band from 9 pm to 1 am tomorrow at Neighbors. $8 both days, $15 both days.

Big Sandy and the Fly Rite Boys play at 9:30 pm at the Wild Duck. $8.

Daniel Heila plays at 11:30 am and Top Brass performs at 4:30 pm at the Broadway Plaza. FREE.

Misty River plays bluegrass at 9:30 pm at Sam Bond's. $4.

spiritual A fruition Shabbat is at 7:30 pm. Bring the fruits of your garden or anything else you love. 685-0488. FREE.

theater Free Shakespeare in the Park presents Twelfth Night at 6 pm tonight through August 27 at Amazon Comm. Ctr. FREE.

Harvey continues at The Very Little Theatre. See Thursday.

99 Minutes of Midnight Madness at 11:11 features short, original new works from more than 15 different playwrights. The third set features music by the TBA All-Stars and plays by Dorothy Velasco, William Mastrosimone, Richard Leebrick and others at 11:11 pm tonight and tomorrow at the Lord Leebrick Theatre. $5.

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Saturday, August 26
Sunrise 6:29 am; Sunset 8:00 pm
Av High 81; Av Low 52
Moon enters Leo 4:17 pm

arts/visual Reception for The Full Monty, photography by David Gallager, sculpture by Randy Robenette and works by Caroline Osborne-Sommer, is from 3 to 5 pm at Reddick Gallery. FREE.

benefit The Trek for Trees 80-mile bicycle ride from Eugene to Fall Creek in support of the Fall Creek and Winberry treesits is today and tomorrow. 726-6154 for information. Pledges.

festival The Health and Well-Being Celebration features entertainment and more than 100 holistic health products and services, psychic readers, personal growth opportunities and natural food booths from 10 am to 5 pm today and tomorrow at the Broadway Mall. FREE.

The Springfield Filbert Festival continues at Island Park in Springfield. See Friday.

film Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train shows at 8:15 pm at Hinman Vineyards. Gates open at 6 pm. 345-1945. $8.

gatherings Saturday Market has handmade local crafts, food, entertainment and more, every Saturday, 9 am-5 pm, at the park blocks, 8th and Oak. Today's entertainment includes Turkish Aksent at 10 am, Paul Safar at 11 am, Mother Zosima at noon, The Traceys at 1 pm, the Mare Wakefield Band at 2 pm and Roy G Biv at 3 pm. FREE.

The Farmers' Market, featuring locally grown produce, flowers, plants, foods and garden starts, is from 9 am to 5 pm every Saturday and from 9:30 am to 3 pm every Tuesday through November 11 at 8th and Oak, across from Saturday Market. FREE.

kidstuff The Teen Scene features hair and makeup demonstrations from noon to 4 pm and a teen fashion show at 2 pm at Valley River Center's Center Court. FREE.

Learn about the alpine trees around Waldo Lake through stories and games. Meet at the North Waldo boat ramp at 4 pm. FREE.

literary arts The Lane Literary Guild holds an open reading at 4 pm at 835 East 32nd Ave. Bring poetry or short fiction and a hot dish, salad or dessert. No alcohol. FREE.

music The Oregon Festival of American Music presents the Twin River Music Festival featuring Mark O'Connor, Vassar Clements and The Little Big Band, The Darol Anger and Mike Marshall Band and Michael Doucet avec BeauSoleil at 2:30 pm at the Cuthbert. $28. $18 ages 15-18, $8 ages 2-14.

The Balafón Marimba Ensemble holds their annual Midsummer Nite's Scream concert at 5 pm at Tyee Wine Cellars. $6.

Don Latarski and Rue de Blues plays at 5:15 pm at the Hult Center Plaza. FREE.

The Sharkfest Rhythm and Blues Festival continues at Neighbors. See Friday.

outdoors/recreation The Oregon Natural Resources Council's Action Team hosts a hike to McLellan Mountain/Olallie Ridge. Meet at 9 am at the Amazon Comm. Ctr. FREE.

Bring your canoe/kayak and paddle to Klovdahl Dam, a tunnel structure that was never completed. Meet at 2 pm at the Waldo Lake Shadow Bay boat ramp. FREE.

The Willamette National Forest Service hosts a 3-mile bike ride to Bobby Lake. Meet at the Waldo Lake Bobby Lake Trailhead. FREE.

Nearby Nature takes a summer bird walk at 9 am at Alton Baker Park. FREE.

GEARS bikes 40 miles to Junction City. Meet at 9 am at Alton Baker Park. Helmets required. FREE.

The Obsidians hike 10 miles at Chucksney Mt or 7 miles at Moore Creek. See YMCA board for details. $3-4.

presentation A forest ecology presentation is every Saturday at Delta Campground off the McKenzie Highway. Call 822-1213 for more information. Tonight, Dave Pilz discusses "Chanties, Matsis and Boletes, Oh My!" at 8 pm. FREE.

theater The Eugene Women in Theatre Festival features plays written by, for or about women from 3 to 10 pm tonight and from noon to 8:30 pm tomorrow at the WOW Hall. $7.

Twelfth Night continues at Amazon Comm Ctr. See Friday.

Harvey continues at The Very Little Theatre. See Thursday.

99 Minutes of Midnight Madness at 11:11 continues at the Lord Leebrick Theatre. See Friday.

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Sunday, August 27
Sunrise 6:30 am; Sunset 7:58 pm
Av High 81; Av Low 52

arts/visual Opening reception for watercolors by Lorraine Austin is from 1 to 4 pm at LV Gallery at LaVelle Vineyards in Elmira. FREE.

benefit The Trek for Trees continues. See Saturday.

festival The Springfield Filbert Festival continues at Island Park in Springfield. See Friday.

The Health and Well-Being Celebration continues at the Broadway Mall. See Saturday.

gatherings Instructor Machiko Shirai leads Tai Chi at 1 pm every Sunday through August 27 in Scobert Gardens, on 4th off Blair. FREE.

kidstuff Teen Night features swimming, a basketball tournament, kick-boxing and more from 8 to 11 pm at the YMCA. FREE.

memorial A memorial gathering for Judith Willig with songs, memories and prayers is at 1 pm at 62 N. Lawrence. 687-1023. FREE.

music The Eugene Symphonic Band performs at 6 pm at Washburne Park. FREE.

The Springfield Community Concert Band plays at the Mayor's Ice Cream Social at 12:30 pm at Island Park in Springfield. Free with Filbert Festival admission.

outdoors/recreation Dave Stone from Lane County Audubon Society leads a hike to the Maiden Peak wilderness area. Pre-register, 683-6127. FREE.

GEARS bikes 60 miles to Rattlesnake Butte. Meet at 9 am at Alton Baker Park. Helmets required. FREE.

The Obsidians hike 7 miles at Green Lakes and 8.5 miles at Waldo Mt. See YMCA board for details. $3-4.

Nearby Nature's Action Project work party is from 10 am to 1 pm at Alton Baker Park. FREE.

theater The Eugene Women in Theatre Festival continues at the WOW Hall. See Saturday.

Twelfth Night continues at Amazon Comm Ctr. See Friday.

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Monday, August 28
Sunrise 6:31 am; Sunset 7:56 pm
Av High 81; Av Low 52
Moon enters Virgo 4:55 pm

outdoors/recreation A social float with canoes and kayaks on Coyote Creek is every Monday. Meet at 6 pm at Oregon River Sports. FREE.

presentation A workshop on "Awakening to Your Spiritual Purpose" is at 7 pm in 138 Education Building, UO. FREE.

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Tuesday, August 29
Sunrise 6:32 am; Sunset 7:55 pm
Av High 81; Av Low 52
New Moon 3:19 am

gatherings The dedication of the Willamalane Park Swim Center is at 10 am at the center in Springfield. FREE.

The Farmers' Market continues at 8th and Oak. See Saturday.

literary arts Author James Welch reads from his novel, The Heartsong of Crying Elk, at 7:30 pm in 175 Knight Law Center. FREE.

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Wednesday, August 30
Sunrise 6:33 am; Sunset 7:53 pm
Av High 80; Av Low 52
Moon enters Libra 6:33 pm

arts/visual MusEvening! features extended viewing hours from 5 to 8 pm at the UO Art Museum. The film C.S. Price: Modernist Painter in Search of Spirit shows at 6 pm. FREE.

meetings The Eugene-Kathmandu Sister City Committee celebrates its 25th anniversary delegation this fall. A slide-show and meeting for people interested in joining is at 7 pm at the EWEB Building, 4th Avenue. FREE.

A meeting for everyone concerned about routine infant circumcision is at 5:30 pm at the Fifth Street Market fourth floor conference room. FREE.

music Miesa with Sushi-Geisha play at 4:30 pm at the Broadway Plaza. FREE.

outdoors/recreation A social float with kayaks and inflatables on the Willamette River is every Wednesday. Meet at 6 pm at Oregon River Sports. FREE.

GEARS bikes 30 miles to Powerline Road. Meet at 6 pm at Alton Baker Park. Helmets required. FREE.

political A community meeting to stop the OCA by saying "no" on 9 features satire by Wymprov!, campaign updates and more at 6:30 pm at the Central Presbyterian Church. FREE.

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On the Road
Note:
Continuation dates for out-of-town events are listed under the first day of the event.

August 24 The Oregon State Fair featuring performances by George Thorogood and the Destroyers, the Doobie Brothers, Pat Benatar, Clint Black, Jethro Tull and others is today through September 4. Hours: 10 am-10 pm Sunday through Thursday, 10 am-11 pm Friday and Saturday. (800) 833-0011. $1-5 adv., $3-6 dos., concerts range from $11-30.

August 25 Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke speak at 7 pm at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland. Fernando provides musical entertainment. Tix: (503) 223-1399 or 607-8093. $7.

The Oregon Folklife Festival begins today with a performance by Michelle Shocked at 6:30 pm at Central Park in Corvallis. A poetry slam and performances by Mare Wakefield, Sugar Beets and others continue throughout the weekend. Gates open from 5 to 9 pm tonight, 10 am to 9 pm Saturday and from 6:30 am to 6 pm on Sunday. www.oregonfolklife.org Fastixx. $10 adv., $12 dos for Michelle Shocked, $5 Saturday and Sunday.

Alison Krauss and Union Station perform at 7 pm at the Oregon Zoo Amphitheater. Ticketmaster. $16.

August 27 The Further Festival featuring The Other Ones with Mickey Hart, Bruce Hornsby, Bob Weir and others as well as Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers is at 5 pm at The Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington. Ticketmaster. $39.90.

August 30 Dr. Robert Dziak from OSU discusses "Tectonic and Volcanic Activity of the Deep Sea Floor: Recent Examples From off the Pacific Northwest Coast" at 7 pm at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. FREE.

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Attn: Opportunities
abbreviations:
ss&endash;sliding scale, stu.&endash;students, sr.&endash;senior citizens, tix&endash;tickets, dos&endash;day of show, adv.&endash;advance.
Note: Continuation dates for out-of-town events are listed under the first day of the event.

Kind Tree Productions, "Autism Rocks," is seeking a volunteer computer geek to help reconfigure older PCs for delivery to people with autism. 688-8134.

The Mask Makers Guild of Eugene seeks participants for their Eugene Celebration parade entry. Masks and costumes provided. 683-9142.

The deadline for submissions to the Mayor's Art Show is September 5. If your artwork is refused, participate in the Salon des Refusés in a new downtown location. Contact Steve LaRiccia, 935-4308. newzone.org

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