Saturday Market ready
for its 35th opening day
It's the nation's oldest "open-air" crafts festival. It's also known as Eugene's Saturday Market, and it opens its 35th season Saturday on the downtown park blocks at the corner of East Eighth Avenue and Oak Street.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. you'll find kids playing ukuleles and singing, accordion music, acoustic folk-rock music, plenty of dancing and booth after booth of handcrafted items, exotic foods and clothing you'll only find in Eugene.
For more information call 686-8885 or go online at www .eugenesaturdaymarket.org.
lives lost in the Iraq War
"Eyes Wide Open: The Human Cost of War," a traveling exhibit that includes more than 1,400 boots representing the number of American soldiers who have lost their lives in the war in Iraq and 1,000 civilian shoes representing Iraqi civilian casualties, will be at the Wheeler Pavilion at the Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave., on Sunday and Monday.
Admission is free. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.
Another downtown bar
joins in the poker craze
Cafe Paradiso, 115 W. Broadway, will hold the first in a series of Poker Nights tonight.
The cafe will close to the general public for this "no-limit, Texas hold 'em" event. Signup is at 6 p.m. with a 7 p.m. start. The buy-in is $30 with rebuys.
Grateful Dead music
opens KRVM fund-raiser
It's the third annual "Grateful Fools" Friday marathon fund-raiser at KRVM, 91.9 FM today.
Tune in for 11 hours of Grateful Dead and "Dead Family" music, special events and "Grateful" Goodies beginning at 8 a.m.
You also can go online at www.krvm.org to support community public radio.
- From Register-Guard
and news service reports