Military officers meet for social hour, dinner
The Emerald Empire chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will hold its monthly meeting today at the Eugene Veterans Club, 1626 Willamette St.
Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:15 p.m. Cost of the meal is $21.
Retired Lt. Col. Richard Norton of the Oregon Air National Guard will be the guest speaker.
For more information or reservations, call 541-342-1530.
Gray wolf in Oregon is topic for presentation
"A Howl in the Backcountry: The Gray Wolf Returns to Oregon" is the topic that wildlands ecologist George Wuerthner will discuss at a Cascadia Wildlands presentation from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Campbell Community Center, 155 High St.
The free event will include a slide show. For more information, call 541-434-1463 or visit www.cascwild.org.
Senior men's breakfast scheduled
SPRINGFIELD - The Willamalane Senior Men's Breakfast Group will host a breakfast at 7:45 a.m. Thursday at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C St. in Springfield. All senior men are invited. The cost is $3 per person. Menu includes ham, eggs and French toast, juice, tea and coffee. For more information, call 541-736-4444.
Naturalist to speak on raptors Thursday
Naturalist Rick Ahrens will discuss "Raptors" when Birds of Oregon and General Science meet from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Campbell Center, 155 High St. A donation of $1 is requested.
Tax day gathering planned for Thursday
"Taxes for Human Needs, Not Wall Street and War" is the theme of a tax day gathering from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the downtown Eugene Post Office.
The event features a noon rally with music and speakers.
Sponsors include Community Alliance of Lane County and Eugene Springfield Solidarity Network - Jobs With Justice. For more information, call 541-485-1755.
Aid on U.S.-Mexico border to be discussed
Katie Dwyer, a University of Oregon Honors College student, will discuss "No Mas Muertes (No More Deaths): Humanitarian Aid on the U.S.-Mexico Border" when the League of Women Voters of Lane County meets at 12:15 p.m. Thursday in the Mallard Banquet Hall, 725 W. First St.
Dwyer will tell about her experiences providing water, food and medical assistance to migrants walking through the Arizona desert.
An optional lunch costs $10; buffet spread begins at 11:45 a.m. Call 541-343-7917 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for lunch reservations.
Benefit square dance scheduled at school
The School Garden Project will host a fundraiser square dance from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday at Cesar Chavez Elementary School, 1510 W. 14th Ave.
The band Molasses will play, with callers John Luna and Rosie Sweetman. Cost is $5 to $10. For more information, call 541-284-1001.
Film on world water wars to be shown
The film "Blue Gold: World Water Wars" will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday in the Eugene Water & Electric Board Community Room at 500 E. Fourth Ave. The film documents the dwindling availability of fresh water and the dangers of privatization of water supplies.
The free showing is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Eugene's Bottled Water Task Force and the Many Rivers Group of the Sierra Club.