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Monarch Lions offering free health screenings

The Eugene Emerald Monarch Lions Club will be offering free preventive health screenings on Tuesday in Eugene.

The Oregon Lions Mobile Health Screening Unit will be parked at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1385 Oakway Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tests include visual acuity, glaucoma, hearing, blood pressure and diabetes; a three-hour fast is required for the diabetes test. For more information, call (800) 635-4667.

Fair focuses on risks

of sleep deprivation

People can learn about health risks associated with sleep deprivation, sleep apnea, shift work, jet lag and driving while sleepy at the Sacred Heart Sleep Fair.

The event takes place at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Sacred Heart Medical Center auditorium, 1255 Hilyard St. The event is free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required.

Nearby Nature's Egg Walk planned for Saturday

Discover who's hatching in Alton Baker Park this spring! Join Nearby Nature for the second annual Egg Walk on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Alton Baker Park.

At the Egg Walk, Nearby Nature will be celebrating the "egg-straordinary" assortment of incredible critters who hatch out of (or like to hide) eggs - from ducks to dragonflies, butterflies to bunnies. Throughout the afternoon, rain or shine, Nearby Nature guides will lead special trail hikes in Alton Baker Park. On each hike, folks will encounter a variety of winged and water-loving creatures in costume - beautiful Bella Butterfly, friendly Fannie Frog and dynamic Dazzle Dragonfly, just to name a few.

Back at the covered picnic shelter, Nearby Nature will host other activities. Folks from the Oregon Herpetological Society will be visiting with live reptiles and amphibians. For hands-on fun, there will be crafts and a water table full of baby insects from the park's ponds. Treats donated by local bakeries will round out the afternoon.

The Egg Walk is $4 per person for Nearby Nature members and $5 per person for nonmembers. Groups are welcome. Pre-registration is required; call 687-9699 to reserve a space. Each hike lasts about an hour and folks are welcome to come early or stay after their scheduled hikes to enjoy the festivities.

The Egg Walk is most appropriate for pre-school through elementary-age kids. For more information or to register, please call Nearby Nature at 687-9699.

Military News

Navy Ensign Matthew McCulley, son of George and Eileen McCulley of Springfield, has received his commission as a naval officer. He is a 1998 graduate of Springfield High School and a 2002 graduate of New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology in Socorro, N.M.

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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Mar 28, 2004
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