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City Club to host manager of Oregon Country Fair

Leslie Scott, general manager of the Oregon Country Fair, will speak on Friday at the City Club of Eugene.

The meeting, which begins at 11:50 a.m., will be at the Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette St. There is a $3 charge to attend.

Workshop on improving Bailey Hill set for tonight

The second in a series of public workshops focused on improving Bailey Hill Roadbetween West 18th Avenue and Warren Street will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Churchill High School library, 1850 Bailey HillRoad.

The workshop will include a walking tour of the project area, discussion of traffic issues and a preview of draft design sketches.

For more information, contact transportation planner David Roth, 682-5727, and

Professor, state lawmakers to discuss `gas tax holiday'

University of Oregon Professor of Economics Mark Thomas, state Rep. Phil Barnhart and state Sen. Floyd Prozanski will discuss the "gas tax holiday" proposal today at 11 a.m. at the Mills International Center at the Erb Memorial Union on the University of Oregon campus.

They will talk about the reasons why they think the proposed three-month "holiday" from the 18.4 cent a gallon federal tax is bad economic and public policy.

West Cascade Peace Corps plans bimonthly potluck

The West Cascade Peace Corps Association with hold its bimonthly potluck Friday at 6 p.m.

After the potluck, Bob Crites will give an update on Students Helping Street Kids International, and a student who was a scholarship recipient will speak about what the scholarship meant to her.

The potluck is free and open to the public. Bring a dish and/or beverage to share. Call 607-4140 for directions or questions, or visit the Web site at

Astronomical group to hold Friday event for star gazers

The Eugene Astronomical Society will hold a star party Friday at 8:30 p.m. at the College Hill Reservoir, 24th Street and Lawrence Avenue.

This is the second in the series of "First Quarter Fridays" held each month on the Friday nearest the first quarter moon. The society will have a variety of telescopes for people to look through, and astronomers on hand to explain what people are seeing.

The event is open to the public and admission is free.

Art exhibition to feature work from students

The fourth annual Student Art Exhibition will be held Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Springfield Museum, 550 Main St.

Work from high school and middle school students will be featured, and awards will be presented to the artists during the reception.

State secretary candidate?to speak at Rubicon event

The Rubicon Society will meet Thursday at noon at the Gateway Buffet, 3198 Gateway St.

Rick Dancer, Republican candidate for Secretary of State, will discuss his campaign. The event is open to the public and lunch is optional.

For information visit

County seeks applicants for law library committee

The Lane County Board of Commissioners seeks applicants for the law library advisory committee.

The committee works with staff to maintain adequate law library facilities and services, and it advises on library programs and services.

There is one vacancy. The term is three years; deadline to apply is June 6. Applications available in the Board of Commissioners' Office, Public Service Building, 125 E. Eighth Ave., Eugene. Call 682-4203.

Lane County commissioner to hold public meeting

VENETA - Bill Fleenor, West Lane County commissioner, will be holding an open talk on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 at Robbie's Windowbox Caffe, located at 88267 Territorial Highway No. 8, Veneta.

For more information, call (541) 997-2267 or e-mail

Siletz Tribe awards funds to library, student groups

The River Road/Santa Clara Volunteer Library's community awareness project received $1,500, and the University of Oregon's Native American Student Union got $500 for its annual powwow from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund.

Fund officials announced the latest round of distributions late last week. The seven-member advisory board has distributed more than $4.1 million since the fund's inception in 2001.

Fifty-eight organizations shared nearly $174,000 in contributions when checks were presented at Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City.

Eligibility for money from the Charitable Contribution Fund is limited to entities and activities located in the Siletz Tribe's 11-county service area - which includes Lane, Lincoln, Tillamook, Linn, Benton, Polk, Yamhill, Marion, Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties - and to Native American entities and activities anywhere in the United States.
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Date:May 7, 2008
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