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Tall ship set to arrive Thursday in Coos Bay

The first of three tall sailing ships bound for Coos Bay is expected to arrive on Thursday at the city dock.

The schooner Bill of Rights, 129 feet long with 6,300 square feet of sail, precedes the Lynx and Lady Washington, scheduled to show up toward the end of the month.

While in town, the ships are available for dockside tours, sails around the bay and a re-enactment of a battle under sail.

The tours will be offered depending on space availability on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Afternoon sails - by reservation only - are available Saturday and Sunday, before the ship leaves town Monday.

The Lynx and Lady Washington will arrive April 28. The Lynx will dock at The Mill Casino and the Lady Washington at the city dock, with dockside tours open for both vessels. In the upper bay, a "battle at sea" will be re-enacted on April 30 and on May 1, 7 and 8 - easily visible from the shoreline. To be aboard during the battle, reservations are necessary. Call (800) 200-5239.

Dance event will raise money for peace program

Peace Village will hold its first "Dance Some Peace into the World Cut-a-Rug-a-Thon" beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Eugene School of Ballet, 855 W. First Ave. The fund-raiser will bring together teachers of a wide range of different dance styles, from African to tango, flamenco to belly dancing, cha-cha to nia.

Volunteers are raising pledges based on how many different dances they can learn during this all-day event, and the general public is invited to come take lessons from expert dance instructors. Lessons will be 50 minutes long, and the cost at the door is $8 per lesson, or $20 for the whole day. All ages are welcome, and day care will be available for parents wanting to dance. In addition, a group of massage therapists and Breema practitioners will be offering their services.

All proceeds from the event will go to Peace Village, a Eugene-based nonprofit organization that provides peace education to children and teens in multicultural and interfaith settings. For more information, call 337-6917 or visit the Web site at www.peace villageinc.org.

Children of all abilities

invited to create some art

Disabled and nondisabled children age 5 or older are invited to be artists on April 23 at the Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St., in Eugene.

"Arts For All Adapted Arts Day" will provide chalk, paint and other materials for children who use wheelchairs, walkers or other mobility devices, as well as children without disabilities.

Participation is free. Register for one of four, one-hour-and-15-minute sessions. Contact Adaptive Recreation Services at 682-6365 to register or for more information.

Breakfast on Saturday

will benefit hospital

Taylor's chapter of Friends of Doernbecher will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast fund-raiser from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Masonic Lodge, 850 E. 14th Ave., next to the University of Oregon campus.

The cost is $3.50 per person. Proceeds will go to benefit Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland.

GOP's executive director

to talk to Rubicon Society

Amy Casterline, executive director of the Oregon Republican Party, will discuss "Managing a State Political Party" at the noon luncheon meeting of the Rubicon Society on Thursday at the Pearl Street Ice Cream Parlour & Restaurant in Eugene. Lunch is optional. For information, call 431-7359.

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Title Annotation:General News; REGION
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Apr 13, 2005
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