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Campbell Center tastes

a little bit of Mardi Gras

The Campbell Senior Center will discover the flavor of New Orleans on Tuesday with a Mardi Gras celebration.

The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the center, 155 High St. Admission is $8 and will include dinner.

Costumes are encouraged, and participants will join in an umbrella parade, mask-making and dancing to traditional New Orleans jazz. For information, call 682-5318.

Workshop will help make

Ice Age hunting weapon

Long before the invention of the bow and arrow, Ice Age hunters used an atlatl, a weapon so forceful hunters could take on a critter as large as a woolly mammoth.

Willamalane Park and Recreation District invites the modern-day mammoth slayer to learn how to make an atlatl - a hooked dart-thrower - at a workshop on Saturday at the Dorris Ranch Barn, off South Second and Dorris streets, Springfield.

The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to noon. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is required; call 736-4544.

United Way chairman

to undego benefit roast

Gerry Gaydos, a local attorney and recent United Way campaign chairman, and Kathy Wiltz of the Cappelli Miles Wiltz advertising agency will be brunt of many jokes during a celebrity roast on Wednesday.

The roast will benefit Direction Services, an organization that helps adults and children with disabilities or other special needs. The roasters will include Geoff Gaydos, Dave Hauser, Duncan McDonald, Rod Miles, Jack Roberts, Michael Roberts and Dick Wiltz.

The festivities will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Drive, and will include a reception, silent auction, dinner and roast. Admission is $50 a person or $600 a table.

For tickets, call 686-5060 or visit the Web site www .directionservices.org.

- The Register-Guard
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Feb 4, 2005
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