Weekend events for Lane County and beyond, July 29-30

This weekend

The Oregon Coast Festival of Music continues at various venues in Coos Bay through Saturday. Ticket prices vary, but event features a broad range of music including big band, marimba, rock and classical music; oregoncoastmusic.org.

DuneFest in Winchester Bay continues Saturday and Sunday. Event includes moto sports on the dunes, a show and shine, a freestyle show. Must register if camping; dunefest.com.

The Blackberry Jam Festival in downtown Lowell continues Saturday and Sunday. Highlights are a car show, parade, pie contest and fishing derby. Various evening concerts, too. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free admission; blackberryjamfestival.com. There also is the Devils Dam Dash, a 5K race, Sunday at 8:30 a.m. at Lowell City Park 65 Pioneer St. Racing fees are $ 10 to $ 20; eclecticedgeracing.com.

The North American Butterfly Association, Oregon Chapter will lead a free Butterfly Field Trip to Groundhog Mountain on Saturday. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Campbell Community Center parking lot, 155 High St. and we will carpool to the site. Note: There are no trails and any hiking will be limited to walking along the road or into a wet meadow. Beginners are encouraged to learn at butterfly identification. Free, but register in advance by email at [email protected]

Willamalane Park and Recreation District hosts the Children’s Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Island Park, 200 W. B St. in Springfield. There will be more than 60 vendors providing activities, crafts and games, entertainment, pony rides. Admission is free with a canned food donation for FOOD for Lane County; willamalane.org.

Art and Wine in the Garden is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Highway 20 in Corvallis. There will be booths with crafts from more than 40 artisans, and there will be wine tasting. For 21 and older. Free; 541-753-6601.

The Eugene Cascade Lions club, the North Eugene Neighbors, and North Gilham Living host a Creekside Park Celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Creekside Park, 3700 Sterling Wood Drive. There will be face painting, free hotdogs and polish dogs and shaved ice for children. There will be face painting and Shave Ice for the children; 541-915-1611

“Artie,” the River Road Imagination mobile art bus, will offer free art classes to children at various Lane County locations through Aug. 25. The bus is open 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday at various schools and parks. Drop-ins welcome, no registration required. For schedule and more information, go to bit.ly/art-bus-schedule.

In honor of our community’s perseverance and passion for public lands, Cascadia Wildlands, Mountain Rose Herbs and a cast of Eugene businesses and organizations are hosting a free, family-friendly Victory Celebration for the Elliott State Forest from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Thinking Tree Spirits, 88 Jackson St. It includes signature cocktails, local beer and cider, iced tea from Mountain Rose Herbs, Navarro’s Latin Creole Kitchen food cart, outreach tables, Cascadia Sno Cones, and face painting for the kids, as well as live entertainment from Soul Vibrator , Tony Riedl’s La Famille and the Norma Fraser Reggae Band. Information: http://www.cascwild.org.

The Poison Pen Players and the tribute band Buck & A Quarter Band will showcase classic country music, “Down A Classic Country Road,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 29, Friday, Aug. 4, Aug. 12 and Aug. 25; and Great American Songbook, “Rat Pack & All That,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, Friday Aug. 11, and Saturday, Aug. 26. The shows will be performed at C.R.O.W. Center for Performing Arts, 3120 Highway 101 in Florence. Tickets are $ 15, available by calling 541-999-9671 or at the door, if available. www.poisonpenplayers.com.

Springfield McKenzie Eagles Lodge, 1978 Main St. in Springfield, hosts Country & Western Dancing to Whiskey Butte from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. For 21 and older; general admission is $ 4; 541-726-1265.

Hike to Crabtree Valley in the proposed Douglas-fir National Monument on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. The two-mile trail descends into Crabtree Valley along an old road, offering views of Mt. Jefferson and summer wildflowers along the way, eventually leading to Crabtree Lake. This is a moderately strenuous hike; for more details and to register, email [email protected]

The Two Cities Summit Run, an 8K and a 12K, begins at 9 a.m. Sunday at Eastgate Woodlands Park, 512 Aspen St. in Springfield. 8K participants will ascend Skinner Butte to the finish; 12K participants will ascend Kelly Butte and Skinner Butte to the finish. Participants in both races should park at Skinner Butte Park near the playground and take one of two shuttles to the starting line at 7:30 a.m. and at 8:35 a.m. Racing fees are $ 20 to $ 30; level32racing.com.

EUG Parade is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, starting at Monroe Park in downtown Eugene. This free event is followed by Eugene Sunday Streets event from noon to 4 p.m. and Party in the Park Blocks from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The events also are the kick-off for the weeklong Eugene Walls, where seven artists create seven murals in seven days. Free; eugene-or.gov/EUGparade.

Family Nature Discovery Day features Wildlife Play Hospital from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Cascades Raptor Center, 32275 Fox Hollow Road. Children and families can become wildlife rehabilitators for the day. Activities are recommended for children ages 4 to 11. There is a $ 2 activity charge, plus general admission; cascadesraptorcenter.org.

The Fern Ridge Beef Pit Barbecue is from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 25181 E. Broadway in Veneta. Events include a silent auction, music, games, children’s activities. Barbecue includes a meal of slow-roasted beef and all the side fixings. Free admission to the events, but the barbecue meal is $ 15 for adults, $ 13 for seniors and $ 7 for children 12 and younger; stcveneta.com.

The Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St., presents Youth Art Works Art Classes on select Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. as follows: patterns, Saturday, July 29. Free, but must be registered to attend; emeraldartcenter.org.

Little Ole Opry on the Bay presents weekend shows at Little Theatre on the Bay, 2100 Sherman Ave., in North Bend. The final two shows are at 7 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $ 15; thelibertytheatre.org.

Music to Die For concert at Hope Abbey Mausoleum in the Eugene Masonic Cemetery is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Free; eugenemasoniccemetery.org.

Lavelle Vineyards, 89697 Sheffler Road in Elmira, hosts the Band Aid Benefit Concert from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Musicians to perform include Paul Biondi & Friends at 3 p.m., Bossanaires at 5 p.m. and Candy Apple Bleu at 7 p.m. Tickets are $ 20, or $ 35 with a T-shirt. Food and drinks will be available on site. Proceeds benefit the Musicians Emergency Medical Association; memafund.org.

Local theater productions: Auditions for Cottage Theatre’s production of “Jekyll & Hyde” are at 6 p.m. Saturday, 700 Village Drive, Cottage Grove, cottagetheatre.org.

For a complete listing of concerts, movies and plays in the parks, visit: http://rgne.ws/2sz4bp8.

Plan ahead

Learn about the proposed Douglas-fir National Monument at a slide presentation led by David Stone, president of the Friends of Douglas-fir National Monument, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1 at Fern Ridge Library, 88026 Territorial Road in Veneta. Free; 541-935-7812.

The First Friday Mural Tour is from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 4, at Noisette Pastry Kitchen, 200 W. Broadway. The guided walking tour features the latest 20X21 EUG murals by international artists. Event includes music. Free and for all ages; 541-485-2278.

The Harrisburg Harvest Festival Tractor & Truck Pull is Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4-5, in the fields adjacent to Life Bible Church on Peoria Road. Features music, contests, horseshoe tournaments, camping, and truck and tractor pulling. Admission is $ 10 or $ 20 for the weekend. Children 5 and younger are $ 5 a day; ci.harrisburg.or.us.

Learn breathing techniques, Qigong and food-healing practices at the Qi Revolution, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Aug. 4-6, at Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave. Cost is $ 149; qirevolution.com.

The Tour de Lane Bike Rally is Friday through Sunday, Aug. 4-6, with headquarters at Richardson Park Campground, 25950 Richardson Park Road in Junction City. Various rides radiate out from the headquarters campsite. Cost to attend is $ 185 to $ 245. Food and beverages are included; must pay for camping; tourdelane.com.

The 2nd Star Festival is Aug. 5-6 at Dorris Ranch, 205 Dorris St. in Springfield. This festival features artisans, authors, illustrators, live performances and music, storytelling, etc. Admission is $ 10 or $ 15 for the weekend. Concert tickets are additional; 2ndstarfestival.com.

The Mother Earth News Fair, a family-oriented sustainable lifestyle event, will feature dozens of practical, hands-on demonstrations and workshops on renewable energy, small-scale agriculture, gardening, green building, green transportation and natural health. It will be Aug. 5-6 at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road East in Albany; admission is $ 15 to $ 50. 800-234-3368.

The Jim Wright Memorial Stearman Fly-In is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 5-6 at the Oregon Aviation Historical Society, 2475 Jim Wright Way in Cottage Grove. Event features World War II-era planes on display, bi-plane rides, pancake breakfast, barbecue lunch plate and an ice cream social. Free admission, but food is for purchase. The event is on Facebook.

First Saturday Park Walk is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 5 at Delta Ponds. Free; eugene-or.gov.

Eugene Sacred Harp Singers will hold a traditional shape-note sing-along from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at Central Lutheran Church, at 18th Avenue and Potter; registration at 9 a.m. with singing starting at 9:30 a.m. and potluck “dinner on the grounds” from noon to 1 p.m. Donations welcomed. 541-345-3626.

Willamette Resources Education Network presents Family Exploration Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 5 at Golden Gardens. Pick up a backpack filled with binoculars, field guides, a bug net and bug boxes, hand magnifier, and then go explore. Free and for all ages; facebook.com/WRENintheWEW.

ShelterCare Center for Programs and Services, 499 W. Fourth Ave., presents a Craft Fair and Parking Lot Sale from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 5. The sale features handmade arts and crafts; and there will be live music from Sometimes Blind; 541-255-8949.

The Wolf Pack Dance is Aug. 5 with prerounds at 7:30 p.m. and square dancing at 8 p.m. at Emerald Dance Center, 2095 Yolanda St. in Springfield. Dress is casual. Admission is $ 5 for adults, $ 2 for youths; 541-726-8785.

The city of Eugene recreation services is offering Rafting for Blackberries trips from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 6 and Aug. 27. Participants will float along the Willamette from Island Park to the River House. Cost is $ 30 per person. Must be registered to attend; eugene-or.gov/recreation.

The Blackberry bRamble Bike Ride is from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 6, featuring four ride options of varying lengths including the challenging 100-mile Wolf Creek Century, the 62-mile Poodle Creek Metric Century, the 40-mile Orchard Point Loop and a 10- or 20-mile community ride geared for relaxed, family adventure. All rides start at Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St. Blackberry pie and ice cream for all after the rides. Registration fees are $ 45 to $ 65; eugenegears.org.

The Scandinavian Festival in downtown Junction City is Aug. 10-13. Highlights are Old World food, music and dancing. Crafts, too. Each day celebrates a specific Scandinavian country. Admission is free; scandinavianfestival.com. Also part of the festivities is the Scandia Run and Walk at 8 a.m. for the 10K and at 8:15 a.m. for the 5K on Aug. 12 at Lyle Day Park in Junction City. There is race-day registration; eclecticedgeracing.com.

Parenting Now!’s Farm Fete is from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 10 at Copper Windmill Ranch, 33257 Dillard Road. Tickets are $ 60, and children 5 and younger are free; tickets are online at http://bit.ly/2tPT9PX.

Rogue Ales & Spirits, 2320 OSU Drive in Newport, hosts the Dog Days of Summer Oregon Coast Beer Fest from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 11-12. Includes craft beer, live music, and fun for dogs. The event is on Facebook.

The Springfield Museum hosts the History & Hops Museum Fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 11 at the museum, 590 Main St.. Tickets are $ 10 in advance, $ 5 for children 12 and younger. Tickets include a drink ticket and a souvenir glass. There will be music, games, beer and more. Find tickets on eventbrite.com.

The Cascade Corvette Club presents an All-Corvette show and shine at Coiner Park, 1319 E. Main St. in Cottage Grove, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12. Free to spectators; cascadecorvetteclub.com.

The H2O Dragon Boat Paddle Challenge is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at Dexter State Recreation Site in Lowell. Teams of 10 to 20 paddlers race informally in this fundraiser for the Eugene Parks Foundations Veterans Adaptive Sport Project; eugenedragonboating.org.

Nearby Nature hosts a Dragons of the Air Nature Quest from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 12 in Alton Baker Park, 622 Day Island Road. Fee to participate is $ 5; register at nearbynature.org.

The Eugene/Springfield Pride Festival is from noon to 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Road. There is a suggested $ 5 donation. Includes vendors and entertainment; eugenepride.org.

The downtown Eugene library, 100 W. 10th Ave., hosts a presentation on Love and Lust: Shakespeare and His Chinese Counterpart Tang Xianzu, at 2 p.m. Aug. 12. Free; eugene-or.gov/library.

The Oakridge Keg & Cask Festival is from 3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at Brewers Union Local 180, 48329 E. First St. in Oakridge; brewersunion.com.

Mark your calendar

The Western Oregon Heritage Fair is Aug. 18-20 at the WOE Fairgrounds, 2000 N. Douglas Ave. in Cottage Grove. This year’s theme is “85 Years and Still Kicking It” with an emphasis on horses and their importance in the community. There will be exhibits, competitions, a pet parade. Also a lumberjack show. Free admission; woefair.com.

River Fusion 22 hosts a summer celebration in honor of the Total Solar Eclipse in North Santiam River Country Aug. 18-21. There will be music, art, food and recreation at multiple sites. For all ages; https://www.facebook.com/RiverFusion22/.

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association presents Vets Helping Vets Ride at 9 a.m. Aug. 19, starting at Latus Harley-Davidson, 86441 College View Road. Event includes a poker run, open to all types of motorcycles, cars or trucks. Poker hands are $ 20. The event is on Facebook.

Emerald City Junior Gems Roller Derby Camp is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 19-20 at the Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation, 250 S. 32nd St. in Springfield. For ages 10 and older; cost is $ 100; email gemsdirector.ecrg.com to register.

Presentations in celebration of a book release of “Reflecting Freedom: How Fashions Mirrored the Struggle for Women’s Rights” by Eileen Tannich Gose and Kathleen DeHerrera, are at 10 a.m. Aug. 19 at Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 303 Willamette St., and at 2 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Opal Center, 517 E. Main St. in Cottage Grove. Free; smjhouse.org.

The Eugene Children’s Film Festival is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Richard E. Wildish Theater, 600 Main St. in Springfield. Submissions are open to all students. For information, aacfoundation.org.

Silvan Ridge Winery, 27012 Briggs Hill Road, hosts Twilight 5K at 6 p.m. Aug. 19. Fee to run is $ 25 to $ 30. Enjoy a picnic, music, wine and beer afterwards; eclecticedgeracing.com.

The city of Eugene’s recreation services hosts a Solar Eclipse Watch Party at Skinner Butte from 8:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 21. This free event includes interpretive events and special eclipse viewing glasses; eugene-or.gov/recreation.

Wordcrafters in Eugene’s writing conference is Aug. 25-27 at the UO Baker Center, 975 High St. The theme this year is “Behind the Book: The Mechanics of Murder.” Keynote speaker is Katherine Ramsland. Tickets at wordcraftersineugene.org.

The Oregon State Fair at the Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center in Salem is Aug. 25 through Sept. 4; oregonstatefair.org.

Lane County Farmers’ Market’s annual Farmers’ Market Feast is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at Eighth Avenue and Park Alley in Eugene. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $ 10 to $ 35; lanecountyfarmersmarket.org.

Tap & Taste is 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 27 in downtown Springfield, featuring live music, beer and cider tastings. Admission is $ 12 to $ 15 and includes tastings tickets. For 21 and older; willamalane.org.

Fort Umpqua Days at the Elkton Community Education Center, 15850 Highway 38 in Elkton, are Sept. 2-3. Features a bass tournament, a pageant parade and living history. Free; elktonbutterflies.com.

The Walterville Fair is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Walterville Community Center, 39359 Camp Creek Road in Walterville. Annual event features a 5K run/walk, a parade and dog parade; a barbecue chicken dinner. Children younger than 17 are free; 541-747-9297.

The Humane Society of Cottage Grove hosts Bow Wow Around Town, a 2-mile walk benefit event, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 9 beginning in Prospector Park, 913 S. River Road in Cottage Grove. Cost is $ 10 per person, $ 15 per family. Same-day registration begins at 9:30 a.m. There will be refreshments for people and for dogs; 541-953-9112.

The Coburg Antique Fair is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 in downtown Coburg. Free, but there is $ 5 parking with a shuttle; coburgchamber.com.

The United Way of Lane County’s annual Day of Caring is Sept. 21. Volunteer to work on one of many projects taking place around the county; unitedwaylane.org.

The Florence Half Marathon is Sept. 24; pinkbuffaloracing.com.

The Florence Festival of Books is Sept. 29-30; florencefestivalofbooks.org.

Clay Fest is Oct. 6-8 at Lane Events Center; clayfest.org.

The annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Oct. 8 at Alton Baker Park. Registration starts at noon with the walk beginning at 2 p.m.; 800-272-3900.

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Crescent Park Senior Living, 2951 Coburg Road, hosts a Ride to Remember Car Show & Shine from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be barbecue and raffle prices. All proceeds will benefit the local Cascade Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Free admission; 541-342-1755.

The Coburg Car Classic is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 5 in downtown Coburg. Admission is free, but food is available for purchase. There is a show and shine, a poker walk and a pancake breakfast; coburgchamber.com.

The Cascade Corvette Club presents an All-Corvette show and shine at Coiner Park, 1319 E. Main St. in Cottage Grove, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12. Free to spectators; cascadecorvetteclub.com.

Fern Ridge Middle School, 88831 Territorial Road in Elmira, hosts a Falcon Country Classic Car Show, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 12. The event features food trucks, classic cars; 541-510-3546.

Saginaw Vineyards, 80247 Delight Valley School Road in Cottage Grove, hosts a Wine & Shine classic and vintage car show, including wine, beer and barbecue from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 12; saginawvineyard.com.

The McKenzie Highland Games and British and Classic Car Show is Sept. 16 at Willamalane Park and Recreation’s Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation, 250 S. 32nd St. in Springfield; mckenziehighlandgames.com.

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