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Downtown Eugene will glow with holiday cheer this Saturday, when the Winter Celebration illuminates the streets. Downtown will include holiday lighting as part of its seasonal festivities for the first time in almost 10 years — the perfect backdrop for a myriad of events. The Holiday Tuba Concert kicks off the celebration at The Shedd, followed by "Broadway Lights & Voices," the first-ever downtown caroling procession. Carols will be led by the UO Chamber Choir and joined by members of the barbershop singers' group Cascade Chorus (pictured), as well as the Oregon Children's Choir. See Saturday Calendar.


"I don't want to be John Lennon or Leonard Cohen/I just want to be my dad with a slight sprinkling of my mother," sings Rufus Wainwright on his new album. The son of the great songwriter Loudon Wainwright and pianist Kate McGarrigle became a pop star and something of a gay icon after his remarkably poised debut album. Now he is touring to support his second, with fellow pop offspring Teddy Thompson (son of Richard and Linda, who appeared in his dad's band here a while back), his sister Martha Wainwright and Jenni Muldaur, the daughter of Geoff and Maria. Catch the next generation at The Shedd. See Friday Calendar. — BC


Cute and quirky ukulele chorus duo Petty Booka brings its holiday tour to Eugene this week. See music column and Wednesday Calendar.


The UO will offer an opportunity for community members to experience the extraordinary existence of former UO art professor David Foster this Friday, with a screening of the documentary Enjoying the Ride: The Life of David Foster. Foster, who died in 2002, taught the first classes in photography, film, video and computer animation for the UO's art department. Through these fledgling courses, he founded the university's visual design program, which evolved into the current multi-media design program. Foster spent 30 years at the UO and taught in several departments, where he passed on inspiration to generations of students. This week, the rest of us will have a chance to experience that inspiration. See Friday Calendar.


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11
Sunrise 7:38 am; Sunset 4:34 pm
Av High 46; Av Low 33

ARTS/VISUAL Stanley Mouse Rock Art Show features the creator of the most recognizable images in rock, artwork signing and sketching, 11 am to 8 pm, McDonald Theatre. FREE.

GATHERINGS Community Town Hall meeting with new Lane County Commissioner Don Hampton discusses future development, preservation, environmental issues and more, 6 pm, 33733 Seavey Loop Road. FREE.

HIV counseling and testing, 9 to 11:15 am Thursdays, 135 E. 6th Ave. $15.

Vigorous yoga, 5:45 pm Thursdays, Friends Meetinghouse. $7-$10 ss.

Grief Support Group, McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center Willamette Room, 7 pm Thursdays. FREE.

KIDSTUFF Music fun with Rich Glauber, 10 am, BabyCakes. don.

Preschool Storytime, 10:30 am, Bethel and Sheldon Branch Libraries. FREE.

MUSIC Vendetta Red, STUN, Armor for Sleep, Pris, 7:30 pm, Wild Duck. $9.79.

SHOcase presents High Tones & Hot Scots, 12:15 pm, Hult Center Lobby. FREE.

Ellis Paul, Vance Gilbert, 8 pm, Café Paradiso. $13.50 adv., $15 dos.

Annual Christmas Choral Concert, 7:30 pm, Springfield High School, Spfd. FREE.

Willamette Jazz Society jam features Kenny Reed, 7 pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3.

ON THE AIR "The Healing Connection," 7 pm Thursdays, CTV-22 & 29.

"New Dimensions" features "Ask the Right Questions: Choose an Extraordinary Life," Debbie Ford, 6:30 pm, KLCC, 89.7 FM.

"The Jefferson Exchange" features an overview of Oregon political issues, 8 am, 8 pm weekdays, KRVM, 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION One-hour fast bike rides, noon Monday through Friday, Bike Friday. 687-0487. FREE.

SPIRITUAL Eugene Peace Circle, noon Thursdays, Suite 306, 474 Willamette St. 684-3850. FREE.

Prayer for Peace circles, noon Monday through Friday, Unity of the Valley. FREE.

TRIM monthly Interfaith prayer service, 7 pm, First Christian Church. 684-5160. FREE.

THEATER What the Butler Saw, 8 pm tonight, tomorrow and Dec. 13, 2 pm Dec. 14, ACE Annex. 683-4368. $5 Thursday, $12 Friday and Saturday, $10 Sunday.

A Christmas Carol, 8 pm tonight, tomorrow, Dec. 13 and Dec. 18 and 2 pm Dec. 14, Lord Leebrick Theatre. $8-$12.

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12
Sunrise 7:38 am; Sunset 4:34 pm
Av High 46; Av Low 33

HONEY VIZER UNVEILS EYE CANDY AT THE MUSEUM OF UNFINE ART. SEE FRIDAY.

ARTS/VISUAL Sixth Annual Artists Studio Sale features work by Betsy Wolfston, Terri Warpinksi, Judith Sparks and more, 5 pm to 9 pm today, 11 am to 5 pm tomorrow and noon to 4 pm Dec. 14, 2nd Avenue and Blair Avenue. FREE.

Honey Vizer artist reception, 6:16 pm, Museum of Unfine Art. FREE.

BENEFITS Second Annual Benefit Concert for Famine Relief in Southern Africa, 7 pm, Cozmic Pizza. $10 sugg. don.

Benefit for The Tango Center features music by Mood Area 52, introductory tango lesson and social dance, lesson 8 pm, dance 9 pm, The Tango Center. don.

FILM Enjoying the Ride: The Life of David Foster explores the life and teaching of UO art professor David Foster, 8 pm, 100 Willamette Hall, UO. FREE.

GATHERINGS GEARS Christmas Party, 7 pm, 2681 Garfield St. RSVP at 343-4238. FREE.

League of Women Voters meeting, 1 pm, 2050 Goodpasture Loop #1. 431-4906. FREE.

Toastmasters meeting, 6:15 am Fridays, Mr. K's Restaurant, Coburg Rd. 683-9657. FREE.

Progressive Coalition Happytime Friday, 5:30 pm Fridays, Café Paradiso. FREE.

Oregon Ballroom dance, 7:30 pm, 220 Gerlinger, UO. $5.

KIDSTUFF "The Magic of Flight!" celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the Wright Bros first flight in 1903, more than 50 hands-on exhibits, noon to 4 pm, The Science Factory. $4 exhibit hall or planetarium, $7 exhibits and planetarium. www.thesciencefactory.org.Teen Night features activities for 15 to 21-year-olds, 6:30 pm, Willamalane Center. 736-4544. $8.

Mom and Baby Play Group, 10 am, Bambini. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Oregon author K.P. Burke reads from and signs her book Proof Through the Night: A B-29 Pilot Captive in Japan, 2 pm to 4 pm, Oakway Center Umpqua Bank. FREE.

MUSIC Amahl and the Night Visitors, featuring Eugene Symphony Orchestra, University of Oregon Chamber Chior and University of Oregon dancers and soloists, 8 pm, Hult Center. $5-$28.

Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson, 7:30 pm, The Shedd. 687-6526. $22.50-$32.50.

"World of the Harp," UO Music Departments' Laura Zaerr performs and lectures on the contemporary folk harp, 1:30 pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center. Pre-register 736-4444. FREE.

Indie Rock Extravaganza features The Dead Americans, Ed Cole & the College Girls of Tora Bora, and more, 9 pm, Foolscap Books. $3-$5 ss.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" features Oregon history and politics, 8 am, 8 pm weekdays, KRVM, 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION One-hour fast bike rides continue. See Thursday, Dec. 11.

SCIENCE "Into the Woods" exhibit celebrates great expolorer and plant collector David Douglas with tree and plant identification, kids' tent camping and wildlife study, noon to 4 pm Fridays and Saturdays, The Science Factory. $4. www.thesciencefactory.org.

SPIRITUAL Prayer for Peace circles continue. See Thursday, Dec. 11.

Lecture, meditation, and dance into enlightenment, Trinity Healings, Energy Baptisms, 7 pm Fridays. Call 344-0458 for location. don.

THEATER Jane Eyre, the Musical Classic, 8 pm tonight, tomorrow and Dec. 18, 2:30 pm Dec. 14, Cottage Theatre, Cottage Grove. 942-7414. $12-$14.

MAME, 8 pm today and tomorrow, 2 pm Dec. 14, Actors Cabaret of Eugene. $10-$15.

A Christmas Carol continues. See Thursday, Dec. 11.

What the Butler Saw continues. See Thursday, Dec. 11.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13
Sunrise 7:39 am; Sunset 4:34 pm
Av High 46; Av Low 33

ARTS/VISUAL Mike Pease's Holiday Studio Sale, 11 am to 5 pm, 768 W. 10th Ave. 345-8819. FREE.

Ceramics holiday sale, noon to 5 pm, 3182 Beech Place. 484-5930. FREE.

Aurora Glass Seconds Sale and glass-blowing demonstrations, 10 am to 4 pm, Aurora Glass. 681-3260. FREE.

Sixth Annual Artists Studio Sale continues. See Friday.

Robert Canaga Gallery Student Open Studio features prints, paintings and books by Robert Canaga and students, 1 pm to 6 pm today and tomorrow. 787 Audel Ave. 461-3895. FREE.

Basketry, Jewelry and Sculpture Sale featuring Twining Rivers Basketry Society, local jewelry makers and African sculpture, 10 am to 5 pm today and noon to 5 pm tomorrow, Tsunami Books. FREE.

BENEFITS "Bust Bush Boutique" features recycled clothing and accessories transformed into art fashions that promote peace and a regime change for America, benefits Eugene Peaceworks, 11 am to 6 pm today and tomorrow, 1970 W 13th Ave. FREE.

Benefit for Looking Glass Youth and Family Services features children's activities, 15 percent of sales donated to Looking Glass, 9 am to 10:30 pm, Borders Bookstore. FREE.

Eastside Alternative Elementary School benefit features children selling holiday crafts to benefit homeless families, 10 am to 6 pm today and tomorrow, Holiday Market, Lane County Events Center. FREE.

Benefit for Cascade Raptor Center features raffles, refreshments, t-shirt sale, 10 am to 4 pm, Down to Earth, 532 Olive St. FREE.

"Winter Respite" benefit concert for Sacred Heart Medical Center and Hospice's "Strings of Compassion" program features musical calm for the soul with Sile Harriss and Laura Moya, 7:30 pm, First United Methodist Church. don.

HOSANNA DANCE BRINGS "NARNIA" TO LCC. SEE SATURDAY.

DANCE Adventures in Narnia, Hosanna Dance's first annual children's holiday production, 1 pm and 7 pm, LCC Performance Hall. 607-5798. $5.

Astryd deMichele's Fourth Annual Student Performance features Astryd's advanced and intermediate students in group and solo Middle Eastern dance performance, 7:30 pm, Ala Nar, featuring Middle Eastern bellydance and music, 9:30 pm, Sam Bond's. Student performance free, Ala Nar $6.

GATHERINGS Downtown Eugene Winter Celebration features holiday lighting, Holiday Tuba Concert, Broadway & Lights Voices caroling procession and more, 3 pm, Downtown. Holiday Tuba Concert kicks off the celebration, 3 pm, The Shedd, 868 High St. FREE.

Santa pictures with pets, all animals welcome, including aggressive and unsocialized, 1 pm to 4 pm, 3390 W. 11th Ave., Suite C. 345-3723. $10.

WOW Hall Membership Party features Broadfunk, Scrambled Ape, Abaqua, Scott Franzen, more, 7pm, WOW Hall. $15 and up, members free.

Holiday Farmers Market, 10 am to 6 pm, Lane Events Center Auditorium. FREE.

"Carnival of Chaos" features art, puppetry, circus tricks, live music, dance and a dress-up station, 9:30 pm, Indigo District. $3 with costume, $5 without costume.

Eugene Singles Ministry holiday dance, 7 pm to midnight, Cascade Middle School. 463-7571. FREE.

Fourth Annual Festival of Light and Renewal, an all-family event celebrating Chanukah and Eid el Fitr, 5 pm, LCC Main Campus Cafeteria. 345-2682. $5-$25 don.

Contra dance, 8 pm, Kelly School. $7.

Eugene Poetry Slam: Round Three, featuring Mike McGee, 8 pm, Foolscap Books. $3-$5 ss.

Santa's Breakfast, 9:30 am, Petersen Barn Center. Pre-register 682-5521. $3.

Lane Independent Living Alliance holiday party, 1 pm to 5 pm, Chase Garden Apartments Clubhouse, 235 Marche Chase Dr. FREE.

Saturday Market's Holiday Market features 400 artisans, locally handcrafted items, international food court and live entertainment Village School Choir performs 10:30 am, Rich Glauber & the True Believers play 11:30 am, Olem Alves Jazz Quartet plays 12:30 pm, Soromundi Lesbian Chorus of Eugene performs 1:45 pm, Mike and Carleen McCornack play 3:15 pm, Carmizin plays 4:45 pm, Lane County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. FREE.

Indoor Saturday Market, 9 am to 2 pm Saturdays, The Art of Everything, Cottage Grove. FREE.

KIDSTUFF "OFAM's Magical Moombah!," musical vaudeville for kids including skits, live music, poems, contests, historic film clips and fun for the whole family with breakout workshops between shows, 10:30 am and 12:30 pm, The Shedd. $2.50-$5.

"The Magic of Flight!" continues. See Friday.

Children's storytime, 11 am Saturdays, Borders Books. FREE.

Family Music Time, 10:15 am, Sheldon Branch and Downtown Libraries. FREE.

Mrs. Claus visits, 10 am today and 7 pm Dec. 17, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

"Project Beansprout," featuring gift-making using recycled materials, for parents and kids 2 and up, noon to 2 pm, MECCA. 302-1810 ext. 3. $4.

Bird Hike at Fern Ridge Reservoir features bird watching, 8:30 am to 10:30 am, meets at the end of Royal Avenue, at the gate west of Fisher Road. Pre-register 683-6494. FREE.

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK GRACES THE HULT CENTER. SEE SATURDAY.

MUSIC Sweet Honey In the Rock, sign language interpreted, 8 pm, Hult Center Silva Concert Hall. $27.50-$36.

Odessa, featuring CD promotion and autographing, 1 pm to 5 pm, Fred Meyer, Santa Clara. FREE.

Oregon Festival Choirs and Suzuki Chamber players holiday concert, 4 pm, Central Presbyterian Church. $3-$5.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians hike Tahkenitch Dunes, Threemile Lake. Email summertrips@obsidians.org for time and meeting location.

GEARS rides 40 miles to Marcola, 10 am, meets at Alton Baker Park. FREE.

Gay tennis group, noon Saturdays and Sundays. 687-9689. FREE.

PRESENTATION Donald Yance, Jr. speaks on adaptogens and their benefits, 6 pm, Living Earth Herbs. 345-7744. $10, ss.

SCIENCE "Into the Woods" exhibit continues. See Friday.

"Signs in the Sky" planetarium show, 2 pm Saturdays, The Science Factory. $4. www.thesciencefactory.org.

SPIRITUAL Kirtan, Spiritual Talks, Bhakti Yoga, Vegetarian Feast, 5 pm Saturdays, 741 Lincoln St. 434-1008. FREE.

THEATER LateNight Showcase features theater, music, dance and more, 10 pm, Lord Leebrick Theatre. don.

MAME continues. See Friday.

Jane Eyre, the Musical Classic continues. See Friday.

A Christmas Carol continues. See Thursday, Dec. 11.

What the Butler Saw continues. See Thursday, Dec. 11.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14
Sunrise 7:40 am; Sunset 4:35 pm
Av High 46; Av Low 33

ARTS/VISUAL Second Annual Starving Artist Convention features fine art for $100 and less, music and poetry open mic, 5 pm to 8 pm, Foolscap Books. FREE.

Sixth Annual Artists Studio Sale continues. See Friday.

Robert Canaga Gallery Student Open Studio continues. See Saturday.

Basketry, Jewelry and Sculpture Sale continues. See Saturday.

BENEFITS "Bust Bush Boutique" continues. See Saturday.

Eastside Alternative Elementary School benefit continues. See Saturday.

COMEDY "Holidazed!," The Comedy Workout holiday show, 8 pm, ACE Annex. 683-4368. $7.

DANCE "Bryan Hayes: An Evening of Experimental Dance and Video" features original performances and dance video, 7 pm, 55 W. Broadway. $5-$10.

GATHERINGS Saturday Market's Holiday Market features 400 artisans, locally handcrafted items, international food court and live entertainment Tracy Chipman-Kavaney plays 10:30 am, Tom's Kitchen plays 11:30 am, Vivian's Keeper plays 12:30 pm, Red Pajamas plays 1:45 pm, Balladina plays 3:15 pm, The Matt Butler Project plays 4:45 pm, Lane County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. FREE.

National Organization for Women (NOW) of Lane County Stitch 'N' Bitch and monthly meeting. CALC - 458 Blair Blvd. 6pm. FREE.

Formal ballroom dance, 7 pm, The Vet's Club Ballroom. $6.

Holiday Farmer's Market continues. See Saturday.

"Strategies to prevent demolition and redevelopment in Moss/Villard/Columbia neighborhood," 7 pm Sundays, 13th and Alder Starbucks. FREE.

Interfaith dialogues with incarcerated youth, 10:30 am Sundays, Serbu Juvenile Justice Center. For information call 344-3080.

KIDSTUFF Daddies Music Time, 12:30 pm, BabyCakes. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Adult Book Group discusses Girl with a Pearl Earring, 2 pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

THE MOTET SINGERS BRING AURAL HOLIDAY TREATS TO TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. SEE SUNDAY.

MUSIC The Motet Singers holiday concert, 4 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church. $5-$10 ss.

"A Christmas Celebration" features the Eugene Chamber Singers, 8 pm, Central Lutheran Church. 343-0278. $3-$13 ss.

ON THE AIR "The Healing Connection," 8 pm Sundays, CTV-22 & 29.

"Anarchy Radio," John Zerzan, 11 pm Sundays, KWVA, 88.1 FM.

Listener call-in with Claude Offenbacher, noon Sundays, KLCC, 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Gay tennis group continues. See Saturday.

SPIRITUAL Tibetan Buddhist meditation with Tulku Gyurmey Rinpoche, 9 am Sundays and 6:30 pm Wednesdays. For information call 554-9696. FREE.

"Dances of Universal Peace," 7 pm Sundays, Eugene School of Ballet. 688-4134. don.

Rigpa Tibetan meditation evenings feature video teaching from Sogyal Rinpoche, 7 pm Sundays, 1405 Mill St. $5 don.

Tibetan Buddhist teachings feature meditation, chanting and relaxation, 11 am Sundays and 7 pm Wednesdays, 3333 Storey Blvd. FREE.

THEATER MAME continues. See Friday.

Jane Eyre, the Musical Classic continues. See Friday.

A Christmas Carol continues. See Thursday.

What the Butler Saw continues. See Thursday, Dec. 11.

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 15
Sunrise 7:41 am; Sunset 4:35 pm
Av High 45; Av Low 33

ARTS/VISUAL Life Drawing and Painting, 7:45 pm Mondays, 439 W. 2nd Ave. 302-2727. $5.

GATHERINGS Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Persons meeting, 6:45 pm, First Congregational Church, 1050 E. 23rd Ave. FREE.

Eco-speak meeting discusses ecological design, sustainability and the environment, 7 pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Native Plant Society meeting features an annual members slide show and holiday gathering, 7:30 pm, 115 Science Building, LCC Main Campus. FREE.

HIV counseling/testing, 4 to 7 pm Mondays, HIV Alliance, 1966 Garden Ave. don.

French conversation, 3:30 to 5:30 pm Mondays. For information call 937-2304. $5.

Gentle yoga for people with multiple sclerosis, 10:45 am to 12:45 pm Mondays, Hilyard Community Center. $5.

Women's drop-in support group for survivors of sexual abuse, 7 pm Mondays, Sexual Assault Support Services. 484-9791. FREE.

Yoga for seniors, 1:30 pm Mondays, Core Star Center. $5-$10 ss.

KIDSTUFF "A Celtic Christmas," featuring A Child's Christmas in Wales with storytelling and music, 9:30 pm tonight, tomorrow, Dec. 17 and Dec. 18, Café Soriah. 342-4410 for reservations. $10.

Drop-in time for families features toys for kids and relaxation for parents, 1:30 to 3:30 pm Mondays, Patterson Family Resource Center, Patterson Elementary School. FREE.

"Storytime with Phyliss," 11:30 am Mondays, BabyCakes. FREE.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Nearby Nature Action Walk features litter patrol and park caretaking, 3 pm, meets at Alton Baker Park host residence. $3 sugg. don.

One-hour fast bike rides continue. See Thursday, Dec. 11.

PRESENTATION "Introduc-tory Class: Exploring Your Inner Critic," 7 pm, 492 E. 13th Ave., Suite 107. 747-6900. FREE.

SPIRITUAL Zen meditation, 7:15 pm, Eugene Zendo. 302-4576. FREE.

Prayer for Peace circles continue. See Thursday, Dec. 11

Foundation Course in Meditation, 7 pm Mondays. FREE. Call 343-5252 for location.

Interfaith Dialogue: "Interface of Dark/Light?," 7 pm, 935 Tiara St. 344-5693. FREE.

VIGIL Women in Black silent vigil, 5 pm Mondays, corner of 7th Ave. and Oak Street. FREE.

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16
Sunrise 7:42; Sunset 4:35 pm
Av High 45; Av Low 33

GATHERINGS Moderate yoga, 5:30 pm Tuesdays, Friends Meetinghouse. $7-$10 ss.

Caregivers Support Group, 1 pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Adult Day Health Center. FREE.

Lane County Fair Board meeting, 5 pm, Lane Events Center, meeting room 2. FREE.

Grief Support Group, 10:30 am Tuesdays, McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center Hospice Conference Room. FREE.

KIDSTUFF "A Celtic Christmas" continues. See Monday.

"Early Stimulation Group" meetings feature playing, reading, singing and discussion of parenting issues, 11 am Tuesdays, Creswell Community Center. 485-9713. FREE.

Tuesday Toddlertime, 10 am, Barnes and Noble Books. FREE.

Toddler Storytime, 10:15 am and 11 am, Downtown Library. FREE.

MUSIC Eugene Community Orchestra, 7 pm, Emerald Valley Assisted Living. 345-9668. FREE.

David Friesen, Jeannie Hoffman, Jerry Hahn, Gary Hobbs, 4 pm, Luna. $12.

ON THE AIR "Alternative Radio," features "The Business of Books" with Andre Schiffrin, 6:30 pm, KLCC, 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION One-hour fast bike rides continue. See Thursday, Dec. 11.

Obsidians hike 5 miles, Combo Falls, trail hike in Laying Creek area. Email summertrips@obsidians.org for time and meeting location.

SPIRITUAL Wings of Words multifaith devotional, 6 pm, Springfield City Hall, Spfd. FREE.

Video meeting and meditation with GangaJi, 7 pm Tuesdays, 5th St. Market, 4th floor, Conf. Rm. FREE.

Shambhala meditation group meeting, 7 pm Tuesdays, 100 W. Q ST., Spfd. 726-1988. FREE.

Zen meditation, 7:15 pm, Eugene Zendo. 302-4576. FREE.

Prayer for Peace circles continue. See Thursday, Dec. 11

VIGIL Peace vigil, 4:30 pm Tuesdays, Island Park and Main Streets, Spfd. 747-5886. FREE.

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17
Sunrise 7:42 am; Sunset 4:35 pm
Av High 45; Av Low 33

CARNIVAL OF CHAOS TAKES INDIGO DISTRICT BY STORM. SEE SATURDAY.

GATHERINGS Eugene Waldorf School winter assembly features music and verse from grades first through eighth, 11 am, Eugene Waldorf School. FREE.

Cottage Grove State Airport dedication honors Jim Wright Field, 2 pm, Cottage Grove State Airport. (800) 874-0102. FREE.

Caring for the Caregiver support group, Wednesday afternoons. For information, call 687-6234. FREE.

All-levels yoga, 5:30 pm Wednesdays, Friends Meetinghouse. $7-$9 ss.

KIDSTUFF Mrs. Claus visit continues. See Saturday.

"A Celtic Christmas" continues. See Monday.

Pre-school Storytime for ages 3 to 6, 10:15 and 11 am, Downtown Library. FREE.

Craft Circle with Sarah Grimm, for ages 12 and up, features making recycled crafts, 4 pm to 7 pm, MECCA. 302-1810 ext. 3. $3-$10 don.

Wednesday evening storytime, 7 pm, Barnes and Noble. FREE.

MUSIC Petty Booka, Manischewitz, 8 pm, Sam Bond's. $2.

Laughing Spirit Chorus features an evening of warmth, light and songs from different cultures, 8 pm, Friend's Meeting House, 2274 Onyx. FREE.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION One-hour fast bike rides continue. See Thursday, Dec. 11

PRESENTATION Drop-in Craft Workshop, 5 pm, MECCA. $3-$10 sugg. don.

SPIRITUAL "Foundations in Meditation," 7 pm Wednesdays. For information call 343-5252. FREE.

Prayer for Peace circles continue. See Thursday, Dec. 11

Tibetan Buddhist teachings, meditation, chanting and relaxation continue. See Sunday.

Tibetan Buddhist meditation continues. See Sunday.

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18
Sunrise 7:43 am; Sunset 4:36 pm
Av High 45; Av Low 33

GATHERINGS HIV counseling and testing continues. See Thursday, Dec. 11

Vigorous yoga continues. See Thursday, Nov.6.

Grief Support Group continues. See Thursday, Dec. 11.

KIDSTUFF Music Fun continues. See Thursday, Dec. 11.

"A Celtic Christmas" continues. See Monday.

Baby Storytime for ages 3 to 6, 10:15 am, Harry Potter Club, 3:30 pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Preschool Storytime, 10:30 am, Bethel and Sheldon Branch Libraries. FREE.

MUSIC SHOcase presents Carmen, Eugene Opera preview, 12:15 pm, Hult Center Lobby. FREE.

ON THE AIR "The Healing Connection," 7 pm Thursdays, CTV-22 & 29.

"New Dimensions," 6:30 pm, KLCC, 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION One-hour fast bike rides continue. See Thursday, Dec. 11

SPIRITUAL Prayer for Peace circles continue. See Thursday, Dec. 11

Eugene peace circle continues. See Thursday, Dec. 11

THEATER Shepherd's Play, 7 pm, Eugene Waldorf School. FREE.

A Christmas Carol continues. See Thursday, Dec. 11.

Jane Eyre, the Musical Classic continues. See Friday.

 

THE PEKING ACROBATS CATAPULT INTO LINCOLN CITY'S CHINOOK WINDS CASINO. SEE DEC. 12, ON THE ROAD.

ON THE ROAD
Note- Continuation dates for out-of-town events are listed under the first day of the event.

DEC. 11 I Hate Hamlet, 7:30 pm tonight, tomorrow, Dec. 13, Dec. 15, Dec. 16 and Dec. 17, and 2 pm Dec. 14, Cascades Theatrical Company, Bend. $9-$15.

Oregon Landscapes, oil paintings by Margaret Coe, through Dec. 24, Gotlieb Gallery, Portland. FREE.

When Push Comes to Shove, work by Allyn Massey, through Jan. 17, Philip Feldman Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland. Free.

The Triumph of French Painting, 17th Century works from the Museums of Frame, through Jan. 4, Portland Art Museum. For information go to www.portlandartmuseum.org

Work by Kenneth H. Catlett, through Dec. 25, Shogun Gallery, Portland. (503) 224-0328. Free.

DEC. 12 Peking Acrobats, 8 pm today and 4 pm and 8 pm tomorrow, Chinook Winds Casino's Concerts By the Sea Showroom, Lincoln City. (888) 624-6228. $15-$25.

Sleater Kinney, 9 pm, Crystal Ballroom, Portland. $10.

South Side Johnny's Big Balls Bash '03 features Don Gaynor's Creedence Clearwater Tribute, 8 pm, The Beacon Hill Pub, Seattle. (206) 628-0888 for ticket prices.

Home Grown, Allister, Jamison Parker, Mugshot, 7 pm, Nocturnal, Portland. $12.

Thirst, 8 pm tonight, tomorrow and Dec. 14, Hand2Mouth Theatre, Portland. (503) 235-5284. $7-$10 sugg. don.

An Oregon Pioneer Christmas Story, 6:15 pm, Finn's Dinner Theater, Albany. 928-5008 for ticket prices.

DEC. 13 "Breakfast with Santa," Coquille Indian Tribe Head Start fund-raising event featuring bake sale and craft sale, 8 am to 1 pm, Coquille Indian Tribe Community Center, Coos Bay. $2-$3.

Heceta Head Lightstation Eigth Annual Victorian Christmas Open House, 3 pm to 7 pm today and tomorrow, Heceta Lightstation, Yachats. FREE.

Holiday open house features glass work by Nancy Becker and Katy Adamson, noon to 7 pm, High Desert Gallery, Sisters. FREE.

"Shadow's Child," featuring Urban Bush Women in a full evening of dance-theater, 8 pm, OSU Lincoln Performance Hall, Portland. $12-$24.

DEC. 14 Tingstad and Rumbel, 8 pm, Newport Performing Arts Center, Newport. 265-ARTS. $20-$35.

 

CORVALLIS EVENTS
Note- Continuation dates for Corvallis events are listed under the first day of the event.

DEC. 11 Winterlight Holiday Gift Show, 10 am, through Dec. 24, Corvallis Arts Center. Free.

Better Hearing Group, 3:30 pm, Corvallis Senior Center. 754-1377. FREE.

Teal Gallery features the work of 21 regional artists, ongoing. 10 am-6 pm M-Su. 108 SW Third Ave. Free.

DEC. 13 Rebecca Croco piano recital, 7 pm, 303 Benton Hall, OSU. FREE.

DEC. 14 The HOUR Exchange Winter Potluck and Holiday Market features food, music, handcrafted gifts and toy swap, noon to 5 pm, Odd Fellows Hall. FREE.

DEC. 16 Arthritis Support Group, 6:30 pm, Corvallis Senior Center. 760-0894. Free.

 

ATTN: OPPORTUNITES

Auditions for the musical How to Succeed In Business, 1 pm Dec. 13, 7 pm Dec. 14. More than 20 men and women needed, ages 16 to 70. Info available at www.cottagetheatre.org.The Science Factory Children's Museum and Planetarium seeks classroom assistants, factory factologists, office assistants, always fun. Call Tracey, 682-7888.

BLM Christmas tree cutting permits can be obtained at the BLM's Eugene District Office for $5, located at 2890 Chad Drive. Call 683-6600 for more information.

Volunteer art teachers needed for UO Youth Enrichment Program at Amazon Community Center. Visit 2700 Hilyard St. for more information.

Willamette Writers and Barnes & Noble offer Kate Herzog Scholarships for high school seniors and college freshmen to attend the Willamette Writers Conference Aug. 6 to Aug. 8, plus additional opportunities. Call (503) 452-1592 for information.

UO Cultural Forum presents its Juried Art Competition for artists living in the Pacific Northwest. http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~cultural/.Oregon Quarterly invites submissions to its fifth annual Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest, deadline Jan. 31. For submission guidelines: Oregon Quarterly Essay Contest, 5228 UO, 130 Chapman Hall.

 

DANCE LISTINGS

Th: Alfredo's Wild Interpretive—8. For location, call 302-8143.
Argentine Tango, Beg.—noon, Int.—7, The Tango Center. www.tangocenter.org
Middle Eastern—7, Oregon Ballet Academy. 232-1860.
Tribal Bellydance, Beg. I—7, Beg. II—8, Paradise Dance Studio. 485-4669.
Argentine Tango, Int.—8; Studio B. www.eugenetango.com
Razia's Bellydance II—5:30, River Rd. Parks and Rec. 688-4052.
Ballet—10 am, Paradise Dance Studio. 485-4669.
Jazz—5:30 pm, Paradise Dance Studio. 747-1323.

Fr: Ballroom—7:30, 220 Gerlinger, UO. 346-6025.
Tribal Hip-Hop/Body Waves—8, Paradise Dance Studio. 717-7450.
Argentine Tango, Beg.—8, Milonga dance party—9, The Tango Center. 349-8682.
Brazilian Capoiera, Beg.—7:30, Core Star Center. 221-1549.
Flamenco, Beg.—5. Martita, 431-1640.
Ballet—5:30, Paradise Dance Studio. 485-4669.
Salsa—9, Tarasco's. 461-6681.
Pre-teen ballet—3:30, Hip hop—4:30, Paradise Dance Studio. 747-1323.
Modern, Beg.—7, Paradise Dance Studio. 521-3623.
Hip-Hop, Beg—7, Paradise Dance Studio. 607-7075.
International Folk, Beg.—1:30, Int.—2, Willamalane Adult Center. 736-4444.

Sa: Salsa—9, Tarasco's. 461-6681.
Amy's Mother/Daughter Tribal Bellydance—10, Healthy Weigh Weight Loss and Wellness Clinic. 684-8150.
Argentine Tango, Beg.—8, Milonga dance party—9, The Tango Center. 349-8682.
Ballet—10 am, Paradise Dance Studio. 485-4669.
Salsa—8:30, Studio B. 461-6681.
Pre-ballet for children—11:30 am, Paradise Dance Studio. 485-4669.
Contra—7:30, Kelly School. 302-2628.

Su: West African—11, WOW Hall. 687-2746.
Ballroom—6, Vet's Ballroom. 687-0457.
Brazilian Capoiera, Beg.—7:30, Core Star Center. 221-1549.

Mo: Ballet—5:30, Paradise Dance Studio. 485-4669.
Pre-teen ballet—3:30, Pre-teen hip-hop—4:30, Paradise Dance Studio. 747-1323.
Line dancing—6:45 pm, Vet's Club. 485-1823.
International Folk, 2:30, Campbell Sr. Center. 682-5318.
Razia's Bellydance II—5:30, River Rd. Parks and Rec. 688-4052.
Argentine Tango, Beg.—noon, Concert—8, The Tango Center. 349-8682.
Brazilian Capoiera, Beg.—6, The Tango Center. 221-1549.
Flamenco—6:30, G-nome. 683-1937.
Flamenco, Beg.—7:30. Martita, 431-1640.
Breakdancing—8, Paradise Dance Studio.
West African—7:30, WOW Hall.
Hip-Hop, Int. and Adv.—7, Paradise Dance Studio. 520-3565.

Tu: Middle Eastern—7, Oregon Ballet Academy. 232-1860.
International Folk—7:30, St. Mary's Episcopal Church. 461-9328.
Ballet—10, Paradise Dance Studio. 485-4669.
Jazz—5:30, Paradise Dance Studio. 747-1323.
Salsa—9, In-Shape Athletic Club. 345-9024.
Modern, Beg.—7, Paradise Dance Studio. 521-3623.
Swing Lesson—7, Swing Dance—8, Legends. 68-SWING.
Partner dancing, Beg.—6:30, Studio B. www.eugenetango.com
Salsa—6, Studio B. No phone.
Lyrical jazz—4, Paradise Dance Studio. 747-1323.
Flamenco—6:30, G-nome. 683-1937.
Sabine's Bellydance, Beg.—7:30, Ta-Da Studio. 484-5365.
Razia's Bellydance I—5:30, River Rd. Parks and Rec. 688-4052.
Bhangra, Dance Fitness—7, Paradise Dance Studio. 334-7634

We: West African—7:30, WOW Hall. 687-2746.
Amy's Tribal Bellydancing, Beg.—7, Healthy Weigh Weight Loss and Wellness Clinic. 684-8150.
Contact Improvisation—5:30, Agate Hall. 517-1897.
Middle Eastern—7:30, Ballet Fantastique. 461-2086.
Flamenco, Beg.—5, 6. Martita, 431-1640.
Astryd's Middle Eastern, Int.—7:30, Eugene School of Ballet. 683-7778.
Ballet—5:30 pm, Paradise Dance Studio. 485-4669.
Argentine Tango, Beg.—noon, The Tango Center. 349-8682.
Pre-teen ballet—3:30, Pre-teen tap—3:30, Jazz—4:30, Adult Tap—4:30, Paradise Dance Studio. 747-1323.
Brazilian Capoiera, Beg.—6, The Tango Center. 221-1549.
Swing/Lindy—8, Studio B, 189 W. 8th Ave. http://www.eugenelindy.com
Israeli—8, Temple Beth Israel. 485-7218.
Hip-Hop—7, Paradise Dance Studio. 520-3565.

 


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