Lectures & Workshops

Scenic Spring Woodland Walk

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The Long Tom Watershed Council is offering a limited attendance, RSVP-only guided walk of scenic oak woodland and prairie habitat along the Long Tom River. This walk is in cooperation with their partners at WREN and will be led by local naturalist Rick Ahrens.

The project site is part of a 1,200-acre multi-ownership area of intact, native habitats including wet and upland prairie, oak woodland and savanna, riparian forest, and wetland. There are also vernal pools and remnants of the historic Coyote Creek channel. Participation for this event is based on a lottery due to limited availability. COVID-10 protocols in place. Please register for the opportunity to participate on their website. Winners will be contacted with meeting information.

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Mount Pisgah Wildflower & Music Festival – Virtual

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The wildflower festival will be held online with virtual programing. There will be virtual field trips and presentations on fire ecology, native plant gardening, plant-pollinator interactions, botanical illustration and more.

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Bike Tune-Ups – Broadway Streatery

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Come down to the Broadway Streatery for free bike tune-ups every Thursday in May. Mechanics from 360 Cycles will help you get ready to roll into the warm weather.

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Oregon Asian Celebration 2021

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The 36th annual Oregon Asian Celebration in the Year of the Ox celebrating strength in unity. It will be a modified event on the footprint of Saturday Market design, held on Friday nights throughout May. The celebration will feature physically-distanced vendor booths, craft demonstrations and food carts/trucks. Traditional entertainment performances and live music from fan dancing to taiko drumming will be held on the Saturday Market stage. Explore heritage exhibits, demonstrations, fine arts and crafts and other cultural touchstones from every corner of the world’s largest continent. Dozens of cultures will be represented at the festival including Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Filipino, Central Asian cultures and many more! 

The event is produced by the Eugene/Springfield Asian Council, whose mission is to create opportunities that foster greater understanding of Asian and Asian American cultures by presenting special events and activities that promote friendship and harmonious relationships. All net profits from the event go toward annual college scholarships and community grants administered by the nonprofit Asian American Foundation of Oregon. 

More details to come. 

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POSTPONED Oregon Asian Celebration 2021

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Due to Pandemic Protocols, this event has been postponed unitl summer. Please check back for new dates.

The 36th annual Oregon Asian Celebration in the Year of the Ox celebrates the theme “Strength in Unity” every Friday evening in May to honor Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This free event features a Night Market at the downtown Eugene park blocks.

The celebration will feature physically-distanced vendor booths, cultural entertainment from dances to taiko drumming, martial arts, Asian food carts/trucks, a marketplace and windowfront exhibits of fine arts, heritage, and crafts in nearly a dozen windowfront exhibits on Willamette Street. Dozens of cultures will be represented at the festival including Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Filipino, Central Asian cultures and many more! 

The event is produced by the Asian American Council of Oregon whose mission is to create opportunities that foster greater understanding of Asian and Asian American cultures by presenting special events and activities that promote friendship and harmonious relationships. 

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Arts During Hours Week

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Five local arts groups present a video each day featuring an arts activity you can do over your lunch hour. This includes Learning Breath Flow with Eugene Opera on Monday, spoken poetry on Tuesday, creative coding with Harmonic Laboratory on Wednesday, drumming at your desk on Thursday and a DIY choreography with #instaballet on Friday. 

Participants can take a photo of themselves doing one of these activities and post to Facebook or Instagram, tag ABAE and use the hashtag #ArtsDuringHours for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Marley’s Monsters.

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ArtSpark Online

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Students can learn art skills and create projects through online videos produced by Lane Arts Council’s ArtSpark program. From beginning theatre and storytelling to making your own dyes and drawing “big”, explore creative outlets.

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Oregon Humanities Center Lectures & Readings

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