Lectures & Workshops

Master Gardener Summer Celebration

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Please join OSU Extension Service for all or part of their Summer Celebration. There will be Virtual Talks, workshops, and fun activities. Learn more about LCMGA programs, and reconnect with your fellow volunteers. Make sure to RSVP to attend the Sunday MG event. 

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Art & Culture Roundtables: Finding Our Why

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work can feel overwhelming at times. What can people shift in their work as artists or organizational leaders? In this workshop Sarai Johnson, will guide participants through an exploration of their motivation and goals to drive equity-minded work and craft personalized inspiring “why” statements. Participants will walk away with a greater understanding of where to start and how to validate the importance of this work to their collaborators and constituents. Participation is free, but registration is required!

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2021 Scandinavian Festival

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Celebrate local Scandinavian heritage with food, crafts and entertainment at Junction City’s 61th Scandinavian Festival. Three stages of entertainment are filled with choral and instrumental groups, folk dancers and informational presentations. Find unusual handicrafts of Scandinavian culture such as Hardanger Embroidery, bobbin lace and Rosemaling. Vendors sell homemade paintings, woodcrafts, jewelry and more. Get classic fair food such as caramel corn and cotton candy, but be sure not to miss the Danish favorite, aebleskivers!

Also be sure to check out the Scandia Run 10K and 5K Run/Walk on Saturday morning.

Junction City historical museums The Dr. Norman L. Lee House Museum and The Mary E. Pitney House Museum will be open daily during the Scandinavian Festival. This event and other cultural events held in Junction City are produced by the Junction City Scandinavian Festival Association.

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*A Rockin’ Book Signing with geologist and author Marli Miller

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Get ready for a rock hounder’s road trip through the Beaver State! From the Oregon Caves to Mount Hood, University of Oregon geologist Marli Miller’s new “Oregon Rocks!” book will take you on a geo-journey to 60 iconic sites, highlighting their deep history through her fascinating narrative and stunning photographs. Join Marli at the museum for a meet-and-greet, book signing, geology games, and more—all while enjoying her hand-picked playlist of ROCKin’ tunes. Included with regular admission; free for members and UO cardholders. Request your reservations online today.

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Oregon Culture Nights: A Traditional Arts Series on the Lawn: Jayanthi Raman

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Join the Museum of Natural and Cultural History for a celebration of Oregon’s living traditions, featuring performances and demonstrations by master artists from around the Willamette Valley. Pack a picnic, bring your lawn chairs, and enjoy this special opportunity to connect across our collective Oregon heritages. Jayanthi Raman is a master practitioner, teacher, and choreographer of Bharatha Natyam, a classical Indian dance form that tells traditional Hindu stories through movements, gestures, and expressions. Each event is included with regular admission and free for MNCH members and UO ID.

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OFAM 2021 Community Sing-Along

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The Festival Community Sing-Alongs are a great way to get into the music! As usual, there are two sessions in the Sheffer Recital Hall, each with its own song list, open to all-comers. Amy Adams and The Shedd’s Singing Road Scholar and Shedd Singing Club lead this Week 1 Sing-Along, which focuses on great songs from movies of the 1930s and 40s. 

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Oregon Culture Nights: A Traditional Arts Series on the Lawn: Francisco Bautista

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Join the Museum of Natural and Cultural History for a celebration of Oregon’s living traditions, featuring performances and demonstrations by master artists from around the Willamette Valley. Pack a picnic, bring your lawn chairs, and enjoy this special opportunity to connect across our collective Oregon heritages. Fourth-generation traditional weaver Francisco Bautista is known for his stunning contemporary textiles that reflect both his Zapotec heritage and his life in Oregon today. Each event is included with regular admission and free for MNCH members and UO ID Request your reservations online today!

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Stray Cast Improv in Kesey Square

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Come enjoy some Improv games, music and laughter. Let’s create a safe, respectful and fun atmosphere to explore performance art. A great way to meet new friends on Saturday mornings. People of all abilities welcome. No talent required! Covid safety precautions will be taken.

Presented by Oregon Supported Living Program and City of Eugene Cultural Services Downtown Program Fund.

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Race Walk Clinics

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Learn how to race walk! These race walk clinics will teach you the fundamentals of race walking and give you an in-depth understanding of this unique Olympic sport. Participants will learn from professional race walk coaches during the clinic. Youth race walking is offered at the first two afternoon sessions. Adult race walking is offered at the 5 – 6 p.m. session.

Children who register will also have the chance to participate in an event after the official Race Walk Finals on Saturday, June 26.

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Paint & Party – Country Road

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Create your own masterpiece at a Studio 33 Painting Event. Artist Alejandro provides all painting materials and easy-to-follow instructions: all you need to do is follow along! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Delicious food and drinks available to purchase on location. So grab a friend (and a glass), and let’s get this painting party started! Please note that seating is limited.

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