Correction (published Oct. 16, 2009): City/Region: The City Club of Eugene will meet at 11:50 a.m. Friday at the Mallard Banquet Hall, 725 W. First Ave. A news brief on Page B2 Wednesday included an incorrect venue.
Bridge project to affect I-5 off-ramps
Contractors for the Oregon Department of Transportation will close the northbound Interstate off-ramp to Franklin Boulevard from 5 a.m. Saturday until midnight Sunday. Northbound I-5 traffic will be detoured to Exit 191 at Glenwood Boulevard.
The closure will allow for work that is part of the I-5 Willamette River Bridge replacement project.
The Franklin Boulevard on-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed for two months, starting as early as late October. The closure will allow crews to widen the on-ramp. Alternate routes will be clearly marked.
For the latest information about the project, visit www.willamettebridge.org or follow the project on Twitter: OregonDOT. Visit www.Tripcheck.com for current traffic conditions.
Labyrinth walk set for Friday at hospital
SPRINGFIELD - A monthly Labyrinth Walk will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.
The walk will be held in the chapel and is open to all visitors, staff and patients.
The labyrinth is a 26-foot Chartres canvas labyrinth.
The pattern is from Chartres Cathedral in France.
Anne Gordon, Sacred Heart labyrinth facilitator, will be on hand to answer questions. Admission is free.
For more information, call 913-3185.
Health official to address flu issues
Lane County Public Health Officer Sarah Hendrickson will discuss H1N1 human influenza as well as other health matters at the City Club of Eugene's Friday meeting at the Hilton Eugene Conference & Convention Center.
The meeting begins at 11:50 a.m. Gallery admission is $5 for guests, free for City Club members.
The City Club meeting will be broadcast at 6:30 p.m. Monday on KLCC 89.7 FM.
Restaurant fundraiser to benefit Kind Tree
KindTree Productions will hold a fundraiser on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Baja Fresh on Coburg Road for Kind Tree - Autism Rocks.
A percentage of every order will go to Kind Tree for summer camps, art programs and other activities. A flier is available at www.kindtree.org
Women voters to host Springfield's Golden
Springfield School District Superintendent Nancy Golden will discuss "Issues In Our Children's Education and How We Are Responding" at Thursday's meeting of the League of Women Voters of Lane County.
The meeting will be at Mallard Banquet Hall, 725 W. First St., in Eugene.
A buffet lunch will be available beginning at 11:45 a.m. for $10, including tip. The free program will begin at 12:15 p.m.
For more information, call the League office at 343-7917 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch reservations are appreciated but not required.
Archaeologist to discuss Kalapuyans
Birds of Oregon and General Science will host a presentation by archaeologist and living history master performer Anthony Farque of the U.S. Forest Service from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Campbell Center, 155 High St.
Farque's talk will be "The Kalapuyans: What have we learned of the original native inhabitants?"
Farque has worked 30 years as an archaeologist in the Willamette National Forest and 25 years with Native Americans, restoring traditional cultural landscapes. A display of various artifacts will also be featured.
The group meets the first and third Thursdays of each month. A $1 contribution is appreciated.
Whilamut citizen panel meets Thursday
A public meeting of the citizen planning committee for the Whilamut Natural Area of Alton Baker Park will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Parkview Room at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C St. in Springfield.
Formerly the East Alton Baker Park Citizen Planning Committee, the Whilamut committee was formed after Lane County voters passed the East Alton Baker Park charter amendment in 1992. Members of the volunteer organization - 10 from Eugene and five from Springfield - are appointed by elected officials to oversee implementation of the park master plan in conjunction with the Willamalane Park and Recreation District and the city of Eugene's Parks and Open Space Division.
Afghanistan film to be shown tonight
The Community Alliance of Lane County will sponsor the showing of "Rethink Afghanistan," a new film by award-winning filmmaker Robert Greenwald, at 7 p.m. today in Harris Hall, 125 E. 8th Ave.
The full-length documentary focuses on key issues surrounding the war in Afghanistan, and will be followed by a discussion about what can be done to bring peace to the region.
For more information, call 485-1755.
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|Publication:||The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)|
|Date:||Oct 14, 2009|
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