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Town hall meeting set on state budget outlook

A joint town hall meeting to discuss Oregon's budget situation will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in the Council Chamber, Eugene City Hall, 777 Pearl St.

Sens. Bill Morrisette, Floyd Prozanski and Vicki Walker; Reps. Phil Barnhart, Terry Beyer, Paul Holvey and Nancy Nathanson; Paul Warner, legislative revenue officer; and Ken Rocco, legislative fiscal officer, will discuss the latest revenue estimate from the state economist and the state's 2009-11 budget.

Springfield sponsors spring recycling event

SPRINGFIELD - The city of Springfield's 21st annual Spring Cleanup will be held Saturday at 1600 South B St.

The free event will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to people who live within Springfield city limits. Proof of residency (driver's license) will be required.

Materials that cannot be accepted include household garbage or chemicals, fluores cent lights or alkaline batteries.

Employee volunteers will be available to help unload items. For information, call 726-3637 or visit

Dahlia Society sale offers locally grown tubers

The Lane County Dahlia Society will sell quality dahlia tubers of all varieties and colors on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Key Bank, 1980 River Road. This will be the last chance this season to buy the locally grown tubers at below-retail prices. For information, call 344-0970 or 461-8004.

Garage sale to raise funds for class trip to U.S. capital

SPRINGFIELD - The Agnes Stewart Middle School eighth-grade class will hold a garage sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 900 S. 32nd St. in Springfield. Proceeds will be used to finance a year-end trip to Washington, D.C. No early sales.

Event to mark renovation of West University Park

A celebration of newly renovated West University Park will be held Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.

Mayor Kitty Piercy will be featured speaker for a dedication ceremony that begins at 2:15 p.m. Music, food and door prizes will be available. The park is at Hilyard Street and East 14th Avenue.

Overeaters Anonymous plans information session

A public information session about Overeaters Anony mous will be held Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at United Methodist Ebbert Memorial Church, 532 C St. in Springfield. Several OA members will share their experiences and answer questions.

For information, call 484-9923.

Fun run and walk to aid children's advocacy group

Court Appointed Special Advocates will sponsor a "Champions for Children Fun Run/Walk" Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Marist High School.

The event includes an 8K run/walk, a 2-mile walk and a 400-meter kids' run. The cost is $23 for adults through Friday and $25 the day of race. Kids are $5. The 400-meter kids' run is free. Proceeds support CASA. Register at

Coast Fork watershed cleanup planned

COTTAGE GROVE - The Coast Fork Watershed Council, the city of Cottage Grove and SOLV will sponsor the fourth annual watershed cleanup Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is part of Cottage Grove's Oregon 150th celebration.

Volunteers should meet at the Cottage Grove Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs Ave., for registration, equipment, safety information and free drop-in yoga session. Participants will then be directed to a location for cleanup. To register, call Teresa Cowan, 942-1185, or Pam Reber, 767-9717.

After the cleanup, registrants are invited to a free celebration lunch and raffle for prizes from businesses at 1 p.m. in Prospector Park.

ACLU meeting to hear from state lawmakers

The ACLU of Oregon will hold its annual membership meeting on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Eugene Water and Electric Board Community Room, 500 E. Fourth Ave.

Sen. Floyd Prozanski and Rep. Paul Holvey will join Andrea Meyer, legislative director for the ACLU of Oregon, to address civil liberties issues before the state Legislature. Executive Director David Fidanque will give an update on national issues.

A reception hosted by the Lane County chapter will follow the free program. For information, visit

Historic preservation body sets citywide garage sale

OAKLAND - The Oakland Historic Preservation Commission will hold a citywide garage sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A map of sale locations is available at Stearns Hardware and Bart's Market.

For information, call 459-4531.
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Date:May 14, 2009
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