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Event to mark anniversary of declaration of rights

Local agencies will honor the 56th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a celebration Saturday at Lane Community College.

The event, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., will be held in Building 19 and include information tables, workshops, entertainment and awards.

At 2:45 p.m., Eugene city Councilor David Kelly and city Human Rights Commission Chairwoman Sara Rich will announce a new anti-racism awareness campaign called "We're All in This Together."

Call 682-5177 for more information.

Adult center to throw Christmas dinner party

A Christmas holiday dinner will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C, Springfield. The menu will include turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and all the trimmings. The event will feature music and a color guard. The dinner is sponsored by the Homeless Veteran Coalition and the Hope Center. For information, call 736-4444.

Grange party to feature international theme

LORANE - The Grange here will host an International Christmas Dinner on Dec. 12 honoring international high school students living in the Crow Applegate Lorane School District. The event will feature seasonal songs, stories, music, food and dress from various countries.

The dinner starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Grange Hall on Old Lorane Highway in Lorane. Turkey, ham and drinks will be provided. Those attending are asked to bring a vegetable dish or dessert to share. The event is free, but a small donation is requested to help pay for the meat.

Call 484-1440 for information.

Theater group to start program for youth

PLEASANT HILL - A new community theater emphasizing youth performing arts activities will open here this month.

The Pleasant Hill Community Theatre, a nonprofit organization headed by a five-member volunteer board, is assembling a group of directors, instructors and volunteers. The first activity will be a Dec. 20-21 jazz and tap dance clinic. Later events will include a theater performance by children in grades 5-8; a high school Broadway musical; a theater workshop for children in grades K-4; and a fund-raiser comedy by adults.

"We plan to offer an exciting and entertaining slate of performances, develop a strong instructional program and work to ensure our community's youth have enriching theatrical opportunities for years to come," said theater board president Michael Stearns. "We invite everyone to join us in building the theater arts in our community."

The board is seeking volunteers to help with fund-raising and grant writing; grounds and building upkeep; publicity and outreach; newsletter and Web site; costumes; ticket sales; concessions; lobby management; and posters and signs.

A volunteer work party to clean up the theater building and grounds is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the theater, 35575 1/2 Zephyr Way. For more information on the theater or the work party, contact www.phct.org or 988-1195.

TV channel seeks tales about filmmaking

COTTAGE GROVE - Had a close encounter with a star or any other memorable experience during the filming of a movie here? If so, VH-1 wants to hear about it.

The television channel is hoping to find enough such stories to create a Cottage Grove segment for their new series, "After the Wrap," a program that examines the impact of movie-making on communities.

Area residents who have a story to tell about the making of any film here, from "The General" to "Animal House," are asked to contact the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce at 942-2411.

Watershed panel to hold potluck, open house

LOWELL - "Mushrooms in Winter" will be the featured program Wednesday at the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council's fourth annual holiday potluck and open house.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Lowell Fire Hall, 389 N. Pioneer St. Everybody is welcome, and newcomers are encouraged. For information, call 937-9800.

City Club guest speaker

to discuss public art

Sculptor Bill Blix today will talk about public art at the City Club of Eugene.

Blix, whose sculpture, "Wind-Rain Song," is at the Hilton Eugene's west entrance, is an analyst of local art activities, especially the Eugene Public Art Program.

The meeting at the Hilton starts at 11:50 a.m. The public is invited; admission is $3.

A follow-up discussion will be at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday at Cafe Paradiso, Broadway and Olive Street.

Toy drive to give away gifts for needy children

VENETA - Needy families in the Fern Ridge or Crow-Applegate-Lorane school districts are invited to take advantage of a Saturday giveaway of free gift items for children.

The Sharing Among Neighbors Toy Appeal will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Veneta Elementary School gym, 88131 Territorial Road.

The event is open to any family needing gifts, but participants must show proof of residency in one of the school districts, such as a driver's license or utility bill. They must also show proof that children live with them, such as a school report card or health insurance card.

Organizers are still collecting new toys, books and clothing at the Veneta Key Bank, 88140 Territorial Road. Used items in like-new condition can be left at the Lane Fire District No. 1 station at 88050 Territorial Road.

Send announcements to: Briefly News at The Register-Guard, P.O. Box 10188, Eugene, OR 97440, fax 683-7631 or e-mail rgnews@guardnet.com.
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