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Oregon's legacy of track to be featured at meeting

Kari Westlund, president and CEO of the Convention and Visitors Association of Lane County Oregon, will be the featured speaker at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Town Meeting, a free community event scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday at the Baker Downtown Center, 975 High St.

The meeting begins with an informal social and information fair, followed by a brief membership meeting and the featured speaker.

The bi-monthly gatherings are open to the public.

Westlund will discuss the legacy of track and field in Oregon and the plans for the future of track and field, starting with the Olympic Trials this summer.

For information on the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, call 346-0697 or visit

Mayor Piercy to speak at monthly meeting

Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy will meet with residents at 5 p.m. Thursday at Albertsons, 311 Coburg Road, during her monthly one-on-one meetings.

Wetlands exploration events planned in Eugene

The second annual Walkin' and Rollin' Through the Wetlands will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A dozen local organizations will have educational displays to showcase the wonders of the wetlands, including wildlife, plants and restoration projects. The event will take place along the Fern Ridge Path between Belt Line and Greenhill roads.

There will also be two walks in the wetlands today.

The first is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Meet at the West Eugene Wetland project office, 751 S. Danebo Ave. Wear shoes that can get muddy and wet; binoculars will be provided.

This evening, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Bureau of Land Management botanist Cheshire Mayrsohn will guide participants through the world of wetland plants. Meet at the wetlands office, and prepare to walk on a gravel trail.

This walk is intended for adults.

For information or to register, call 683-6494 or send an e-mail

Eugene city manager to hear residents' ideas

As part of public outreach, Eugene City Manager Jon Ruiz will hear what residents have to say on Thursday at Irving Elementary School, 3200 Hyacinth St.

The meeting, which also will include City Councilor Andrea Ortiz, will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Educational conference offered at co-op center

The Co-op Family Center will hold an educational conference, "Parents as Partners, Children as Protagonists, Teachers as Guides," on Saturday at the co-op, 2250 Patterson St.

The co-op is the only early childhood education program in the Eugene-Springfield area inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy.

Conference presenters will be discussing Reggio methods with educators as well as parents.

For information, call Alisa at 346-5590 or Tami at 346-5586.
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Date:May 28, 2008
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