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Donors who helped UO projects honored today

University of Oregon officials will identify two families todaywho made major contributions to the new east gateway to the campus, including a grand entrance to Hayward Field.

President Dave Frohnmayer will thank the families, whose identities have been kept secret, during a dedication of the track venue's new plaza. The ceremony will be at 1:30 p.m. at East 15th Avenue and Agate Street and is open to the public.

One of the families also made a donation to one of the UO's professional schools, the university said in a press release.

Tim Boyle, CEO of Columbia Sportswear Co. and vice chairman of the UO's fund-raising campaign, will speak at the ceremony.

Local lawmakers hosting

a Senior Issues Forum

SPRINGFIELD - Local lawmakers are hosting a senior issues forum Saturday focusing on prescription drug plans and health care.

The forum is at 2 p.m. at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, Cascade Room, 215 W. C St., Springfield.

Speakers include Sens. Bill Morrisette, D-Springfield, and Floyd Prozanski, D-Eugene, and Rep. Terry Beyer, D-Springfield, who will talk about current health care bills and trends in the Legislature.

Other speakers include Christina Jaramillo of Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance and Maribeth Healey of Oregonians for Health Security.

For information or assistance getting to the event, contact Josh Balloch at (503) 986-1073 or (541) 961-8830.

County will remove illegal signs, basketball hoops

Lane County officials caution that illegally placed signs and basketball hoops will be removed.

Poorly placed signs and basketball hoops can cause traffic accidents if they obstruct the view of a motorist, bicyclist or pedestrian. Signs should not be placed within road right-of-ways.

For more information, call 682-3747.

Schnitzer Museum director to provide update to AAUW

David Turner, director of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum at the University of Oregon, will speak at 10 a.m. Saturday at the meeting of the American Association of University Women. The group will meet at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 777 Coburg Road.

Turner will discuss the museum's progress to date and its permanent collection, as well as new and old attractions. The expanded museum recently reopened after being closed for four years.

The event is free and open to the public. For information, contact Marilyn Mullanix at 686-1928.

Autism forum scheduled

by KindTree Productions

KindTree Productions "Autism Rocks" will present its 4th Annual Autism Forum from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St. The doors open at 12:30 p.m.

Topics will include Transition into Adulthood, Housing, and Employment. The event is free and open to the public. Donations of $5 will be accepted. For information, call 689-2228 or visit www.kindtree.org.

Women Marines group holds monthly meeting

Chapter OR-3 of the Women Marines Association will hold its monthly meeting at noon Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Building in Eugene. Participants may bring a brown-bag lunch.

For information, contact Debbie Barker at 554-5041.

Nature Conservancy plans Willow Creek work party

The Nature Conservancy is looking for volunteers to work at the Willow Creek Preserve from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. Participants will help maintain and restore the habitat by removing non-native plants, collecting seeds of native plants and assisting with prairie restoration projects.

Volunteers should bring a sack lunch, water, loppers or a handsaw, if possible, and wear appropriate clothing and footwear as well as work gloves.

Willow Creek is part of the West Eugene Wetlands project area, which is located on West 18th Avenue. Volunteers will meet at the first turnout on the north side of 18th past Bertelsen.

For information, contact Matt Benotsch at 915-7459.

Spring fashion show set

by Republican Women

The Republican Women of Central Lane will hold a fashion show, "Swinging into Spring," beginning at 11:30 a.m. on May 23 at the Hilton Eugene. Lunch will be served at noon.

The cost of the event is $26 all inclusive, with all proceeds going to Relay for Life, military projects and scholarship funds.

Reservations must be made by May 16. Interested persons should call Nina at 485-4100.

Send announcements to: Briefly News at The Register-Guard, P.O. Box 10188, Eugene, OR 97440, fax 683-7631 or e-mail rgnews@guardnet.com.
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