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Hendricks Park magnolia tour set for Sunday

Roger Gossler, owner of Gossler Farms Nursery and nationally known magnolia expert, will lead a walking tour of the magnolias growing in the rhododendron garden at Hendricks Park beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday. Participants will meet at the F.M. Wilkins Shelter, 2200 Summit Ave., Eugene.

Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Paths may be too steep for manual wheelchairs. Pets are not allowed. Parking is limited and alternative transportation is encouraged.

For more information, call 682-5324 or visit

Daffodil Festival is

on for this weekend

JUNCTION CITY - The 33rd annual Long Tom Grange Daffodil Festival will feature live music and the traditional cinnamon roll sale and quilt show this Saturday and Sunday.

The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at the Grange Hall, about seven miles west of Highway 99W along daffodil-lined Ferguson Road. Admission is free.

Saturday's performances, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature Still Waters, Spun Honey, as well as Vicki Stevens doing Patsy Cline songs. On Sunday, the Poodle Creek Pickers, Richard Crandall and Wiley McKinnon will perform the same hours.

Teacher will give free talk about historic coins

SPRINGFIELD - Blue Mountain Community College instructor Doug Rice will present the program "Money Talks: How Coins Tell Spanish and Latin American History" at 7 p.m. Monday in the Library Meeting Room, Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth St.

This free program is sponsored by the Springfield Public Library Adult Services Department. For information, call Jenny Peterson, 726-2234.

Parenting classes begin week of March 30

The Center for Community Counseling is offering two classes for parents beginning this month.

The Nurturing Parent classes will help low-income parents learn the tools they need to raise healthy, successful children.

The Anger Management classes are for parents who want to learn to handle anger more effectively.

Both classes are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, starting March 30 in Eugene. The nurturing parent classes run through June 1; the anger management classes run through June 8.

Couples are encouraged to attend together. Class fees are based on a sliding scale.

To register or for more information, call 344-0620 Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Doctors will discuss health effects of war

Two local members of Physicians for Social Responsibility will present "Health Impacts of War on Civilians, Communities and Economies" on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 477 E. 40th Ave in Eugene.

Drs. Richard Barnhart and Paul Kaplan, past presidents of the Lane County Medical Society, will present a nonpartisan program that considers a broad range of responses to terrorism. The program is sponsored by the church's Social Concerns Committee.

Lunch will be served, and reservations are requested. Call Ruth Duemler at 484-6145.

Applicants needed for county committees

The Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from residents interested in serving on the Lane County Mental Health Advisory Committee.

Committee responsibility includes serving on subcommittees and requires two to four daytime meetings per month. The board advises on matters relating to mental health, developmental disabilities, and alcohol and drug abuse in Lane County by reviewing major policies of the community mental health program.

The deadline to apply is April 22. To request an application, call 682-4203. For more information, call Rob Rockstroh at 682-4035.

The county also seeks applications from residents interested in serving on the Lane County Planning Commission. The commission makes recommendations to the commissioners regarding comprehensive plan issues and amendments. Applicants must be residents of Lane County west of the east boundary of the Mapleton School District. To request an application by mail, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope and mark your request to the attention of Ethel at the address listed below. The deadline to apply is April 15. For information, call 682-4203.

Applications for both groups are available in the Board of Commissioners' Office located on the Plaza Level of the Public Service Building, 125 E. Eighth Avenue in Eugene.

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Date:Mar 18, 2005
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