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Thurston Christian Church - The annual community block party will be held from noon to 4 p.m. today in the church parking lot at 6680 Thurston Road, Springfield. The free event will include food and drinks, children's games and prizes, a dunk tank A dunk tank, also known as a dunking booth or dunking machine, is an attraction mainly used in funfairs, fundraisers, and personal parties. Basically, a dunk tank consists of a large tank of water, over which a seat is suspended. , climbing wall A climbing wall is an artificially constructed wall with grips for hands and feet, used for climbing. Some are brick or wooden constructions, but on most modern walls, the material used is a thick multiplex board with holes drilled into it. , giant slide, obstacle course obstacle course
1. A training course filled with obstacles, such as ditches and walls, that must be negotiated speedily by troops undergoing training or participants in an obstacle race.

, music and more. Sunday's 10 a.m. service will conclude with a taco salad meal for the community. 746-4228.

Salvation Army of Eugene - The annual Vacation Bible School Origins
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is the term for a special type of religious education which caters toward children, usually during the summer.

The origins of Vacation Bible School can be traced back to Hopedale, Illinois in 1894. D.T.
 will hold a kick-off party from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot, 640 W. Seventh Ave. The event will include free snowcones, popcorn, face-painting, games and registration for "Gadget's Garage" Bible School to be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. 343-3328.

Eugene Alliance Church - Vacation Bible School will be offered from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the church, 490 Howard Ave. There will be classes, games and activities for children ages 5 through 13 years. 687-1053.

Christ Lutheran Church Christ Lutheran Church is a common name for churches, including:
  • Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Christ Lutheran Church (Wichita, Kansas)
 of Veneta - Vacation Bible School, "Gadget's Garage," will be offered from 8:45 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at the church, 25157 Luther Lane, Veneta. Activities for children ages 4 through 12 will include Bible stories, crafts, singing, snacks and the VBS See VBScript.  Climbing Wall. 935-4032 or 935-8031.

Central Presbyterian Church Located on the northeast corner of Brazos and Bois d'Arc (now Eighth Street), Central Presbyterian Church in Austin Texas traces its roots to the organization of the first Presbyterian church in Austin on Sunday, October 13, 1839. That event, conducted by Rev.  - A free concert by Brazilian pianist Priscilla Dantas will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, 555 E. 15th Ave. She will perform works by J.S. Bach, Scriabin, Liszt and Schumann. Brought to Oregon by the nonprofit agency Students Helping Street Kids International, Dantas will attend Churchill High School in the fall. Donations will be accepted for scholarship funding. The church will hold an old-fashioned ice cream social from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on the east lawn. Ice cream, hot dogs, music and outdoor games will be featured. Participants should bring their favorite topping and cookies to share. Admission is free. 345-8724.

Unity of the Valley - Dr. Valery Shean, a veterinary missionary, will speak about the "Peace Villages of Uganda" at 6 p.m. Friday at the church, 3912 Dillard Road (39th Avenue and Hilyard Street). Shean will discuss the reconciliation and resettlement Re`set´tle`ment   

n. 1. Act of settling again, or state of being settled again; as, the resettlement of lees s>.
The resettlement of my discomposed soul.
- Norris.
 between two subtribes. Admission is free. 345-9913.

North Park Community Church - "ASK: Amazing Science for Kids," a summer science camp, will be offered from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 3 through 7 at the church, 3484 Harlow Road, Eugene. Children entering kindergarten through fifth grade will participate in labs in the areas of light, sound, simple machines, chemical reactions and liquids, gases and solids. Games, music and snacks will be provided. Admission is free, but registration is required. 683-1424.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jul 18, 2009
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