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Event will encourage

nuclear disarmament

A community event will be held Wednesday at Alton Baker Park to commemorate the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Participants will meet to remember, reflect and recommit to nuclear disarmament.

A potluck will be held at 6 p.m. at Shelter No. 2. A program of speakers, music and poetry will follow at 7:15 p.m. Candle lanterns will be launched on the duck pond at dusk. For more information, call 686-4134 or 342-1953.

`National Night Out'

planned in Blue River

BLUE RIVER - McKenzie River Neighborhood Watch will present "National Night Out" at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Harbick's Country Store, 91808 Mill Creek Road.

Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, drinks, and ice cream will be available, and there will be appearances by McGruff the Crime Dog and Smokey Bear.

The event is part of a national effort to fingerprint 2 million children. For more information, call 822-3674.

Clearwater Park will be closed for maintenance

SPRINGFIELD - Clearwater Park will be closed to vehicles Wednesday and Thursday for maintenance.

Crews will excavate rock from the base of the boat launch on the Willamette River. The park, southeast of Springfield on Clearwater Lane, will reopen to traffic Friday. For more information, call 736-4104.

Applications sought

for Historic Commission

SPRINGFIELD - The city is accepting applications to fill two positions on the seven-member Historic Commission.

The commission promotes stewardship for historic preservation through education and participation. Applicants do not need to be Springfield residents or property owners, but their backgrounds must meet state Historic Preservation Office guideline standards.

Applications are available in the City Manager's Office, City Hall, 225 Fifth St. The deadline to apply is Aug. 29. For more information, call 726-3632.

Ancient astronomy

subject of presentation

Guy Prouty an adjunct assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and Eastern Oregon University will give a presentation on archaeoastronomy at the regular membership meeting of the Eugene Astronomical Society at 7 p.m., Monday, at North Eugene High School room 319, 200 Silver Lane.

Prouty will talk about the archaeoastronomy of Assyria, Egypt, Sub-Sahara Africa, Japan, Peru, and the Ancestral Puebloan cultures of the American Southwest. Topics will include astronomical practices, celestial lore, mythologies, religions, and world-views of these ancient cultures.

The society asks for a $1 contribution from guests. For information contact Jean Grendler, 683-9382.

Class reunions

Springfield High School Class of 1953 will be gathering Aug. 8, 9 and 10. Festivities include a no-host social hour beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday and a dinner, class photo and more social time beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Both events will be held at the Springfield Elks Lodge. A potluck picnic will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Armitage Park in Eugene. Utensils and plates will be provided and there will be a $3 per car parking fee. For more information contact Diana Fisher at 747-7304 or Nadine Reed at 937-3447.

North Eugene High School Class of 1973 will gather Aug. 15 and 16. For times and locations call Melinda Schulenberg Bryant at 687-8297 or Rick Kinports at 688-7936.

South Eugene High School Class of 1993 will be meeting for dinner and dancing on Aug. 23 at the Eugene Hilton. Please contact Class Act Event Coordinators at 503-315-8757 or e-mail reunions@classact for more information.

Churchill High School Class of 1973 will be gathering Aug. 23 at the Eugene Hilton. For more information call 1st Class Reunions at 541-342-1215 or e-mail reunions@
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Date:Aug 3, 2003
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