BRIEFLY.Byline: The Register-Guard
HARRISBURG - Short-course bicycle races on closed city streets will be among the events at this weekend's Harrisburg Summer Festival.
The Oregon Bicycle Racing bicycle racing or cycling, an internationally popular sport conducted on closed courses or the open road. Track racing takes place at a velodrome, usually a banked 1,093.6 ft (.333 km) oval. Association-sanctioned Harrisburg Criterium begins at 10 a.m. Saturday with a beginners race, progressing through other categories and ending with professional racers at 4 p.m.
Other events at the city's Riverfront Park and other downtown locations include Xtreme Air Dogs at 7 p.m. tonight and throughout the day Saturday and Sunday, and a truck tug-of-war Saturday. Admission is free and food will be available. For information contact www.northwestchallenge .com.
Concert is fundraiser
for Department of Peace
The Student Peace Alliance will hold a fundraising concert at 7 p.m. today at the Spiritual Growth Center on 390 Vernal vernal /ver·nal/ (ver´n'l) pertaining to or occurring in the spring. St.
Admission is free; donations will be accepted.
Paul Simon Noun 1. Paul Simon - United States singer and songwriter (born in 1942)
Simon , the state coordinator for the Student Peace Alliance and a local artist, will perform.
The Student Peace Alliance is a group working to support the campaign for a U.S. Department of Peace.
For information, call 686-2751 or e-mail psimon32@ msn.com.
Springfield to hold
its first Chocolate Festival
SPRINGFIELD - The inaugural Springfield Community Chocolate Festival is slated for Saturday at New Life Church, 2080 19th St. The festival features chocolate vendors from around Oregon, and local food and nonfood non·food
Of, relating to, or being something that is not food but is sold in a supermarket, as housewares or stationery. vendors. Other events include live entertainment from local bands, a variety of chocolate contests throughout the day, children's games, a chocolate demonstration and other activities. The free festival runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
An amateur chocolate dessert contest, a "men in uniform chocolate pie-eating contest" and children's ice cream-eating contests are also scheduled.
The festival is sponsored by New Life Church.
Genealogical Society sets open house for visitors
The Oregon Genealogical Society will hold a month-long open house at its research library at 955 Oak Alley.
The hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; and Sundays by appointment.
The library has thousands of books, family records, microfilms, etc., including many Oregon materials and also including a large selection for U.S. and international researchers. Librarians will be on hand to help visitors find their ancestors.
The first visit is free; a $3 donation is requested for additional visits. All research visits are free for those who join the society.
For information, call 345-0399 or 686-1421 or e-mail email@example.com.
Event to commemorate
dropping of atomic bombs
CORRECTION (ran 8/4/2007): A community gathering to commemorate the dropping of atomic bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Alton Baker Park's small shelter. An incorrect day was listed in a Calendar item published on Page 24 on Friday.
A community gathering commemorating the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Alton Baker Park's small shelter.
A potluck will kick off the event. People are urged to bring their own plates, cups and utensils. At 7:30 p.m., there will be a program with speakers and music. The keynote speaker will be Lt. Ehren Watada's father, Bob Watada. Lt. Watada faced court-martial after he refused to deploy to Iraq.
The event will close at 8:30 p.m. with the floating of candle lanterns on the duck pond A duck pond is a pond for ducks and other water birds. Often such ponds are artificial and ornamental in nature, in public parks for example. Sometimes they may be less ornamental, in a farmyard for example.
Some duck ponds are purposefully built for the shooting of duck. . The lantern ceremony is based on an ancient Japanese ritual in which paper lanterns Paper Lanterns was a pop punk/power pop band from Vancouver, Canada. The band existed, though with numerous line-up changes, between October 2002 and April 2006.
Paper Lanterns are released on rivers to honor the dead and guide their spirits home. There will be traditional Japanese music One of the characteristics of traditional Japanese music is a sparse rhythm, and it does not have regular chords. In Japanese music one cannot beat time with one's hands because there is a space called "Ma"(間). The rhythms are based on ma; silence is important. played by koto koto (kō`tō), a Japanese string instrument related in structure to the zither. It consists of an elongated rectangular wooden body, strung lengthwise with 7 to 13 silk strings. master Mitsuki Dazai during the ceremony.
Aprovecho to give tours of property, organic garden
COTTAGE GROVE Cottage Grove, village (1990 pop. 22,935), Washington co., SE Minn., near the St. Croix River; inc. 1965. There is farming (cattle, sheep, corn, and soybeans) and manufacturing (chemicals and machinery). - Guided tours of Aprovecho's organic garden, straw bale A straw bale is a bundle of straw tightly bound with twine or wire. Bales may be square, rectangular, or round, depending on the type of baler used.
When bales are used to build or insulate buildings, the straw bales are commonly finished with plaster. dormitory, sustainable forest and appropriate technology stoves will be offered at 2 p.m. Sunday. An open house runs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 80574 Hazelton Road. There is a suggested donation of $5.
For information or directions, call 942-8198 or visit www.aprovecho.net.
bike rides gear up Sunday
The Eugene GEARs cycling club A cycling club is a club or society formed by and for cyclists, and is usually focused in a particular geographic location, perhaps a region, town or city suburb, as well as national cycling clubs, such as the United Kingdom's Cyclists' Touring Club, CTC) and also internet based is hosting the annual `Blackberry bRamble' bicycle ride on Sunday. Registration opens at 7 a.m. and the family ride starts at 9 a.m.
The event includes a 100-mile Century, a 62-mile Metric Century, a 43-mile ride in the coast range southwest of Eugene, and a family ride of less than 20 miles on Eugene's bike paths.
Riders will travel on portions of Oregon State Highway 36, Lorane Highway, and Wolf Creek Wolf Creek may refer to several places in the United States: Cities
The bRamble bramble, name for plants of the genus Rubus [Lat.,=red, for the color of the juice]. This complex genus of the family Rosaceae (rose family), with representatives in many parts of the world, includes the blackberries, raspberries, loganberries, boysenberries, rides include rest stops with snacks, lunch, water, sag wagon support, maps and a blackberry treat at the end of the ride. Registration is $25 on day of ride; $5 for the family ride.
The ride is at Eugene Water & Electric Board's River Edge Plaza, 500 East Fourth Ave., beside the Ferry Street Bridge.
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