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Garage sale to support

spay and neuter clinics

The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon wants to reduce the number of feral cats through spay and neuter programs.

The coalition will hold a fund-raising garage sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., Eugene. Items for sale include clothing, household items, comforters and more, and sales support the group's six annual spay and neuter clinics in Eugene.

For more information, call 998-3288.

Cottage Grove to honor

vets, returning soldiers

COTTAGE GROVE - The city will host a parade and celebration to honor local veterans and welcome home the recently returned men and women of the 162nd Infantry, 2nd Battalion of the Oregon Army National Guard.

The day will begin with an 11 a.m. parade from 10th and Quincy streets, north on 10th to Main Street, and east on Main Street to Gateway Boulevard. The grand marshal will be Lt. Col. Daniel Hendrickson, commander of the 2nd Battalion in Iraq. The parade also will feature an Army marching band, a Native American tribal color guard and a traveling museum of military memorabilia.

The event is sponsored by the city of Cottage Grove and its veterans groups, including the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

"We've got to welcome these guys home," said Ort Dross, a U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II and Korea. "They signed up for the National Guard to help with floods and fires and other natural disasters. But a war puts up and they fulfill their duty whether they agree with it or not. They deserve a pat on the back."

A 1 p.m. ceremony will follow the parade at Coiner Park, 14th and Main streets.

"We're going to read the names of all the Oregonians who died in Iraq and honor the Gold Star mothers," Dross said.

Parents, care providers

invited to resource fair

The Early Intervention Council of Lane County will sponsor a resource fair on Saturday for parents and child-care providers who want to learn more about local programs and services available to young children, particularly those with special needs.

The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Whiteaker Elementary School, 21 N. Grand St.

For information, call EC CARES at 346-2578.

Race Against Racism

to benefit UO's YWCA

The University of Oregon YWCA will host its annual Race Against Racism for students and community members on Saturday in Alton Baker Park.

Registration for the 5K fun run/walk will begin 10 a.m., followed by racial appreciation speeches from community activists at 10:30 a.m.

UO basketball player and track team member Jordan Kent will start the race at 11 a.m. After the race, runners will receive a T-shirt, a brunch and an opportunity to win raffle prizes. There will be an award for the team with the most members.

Registration is $10 for UO students and seniors, and $15 for other adults. Race day registration is available.

Proceeds benefit the University of Oregon YWCA, a nonprofit organization that is committed to eliminating racism and empowering women.

Community garage sale planned in Creswell

CRESWELL - A Friends of the Library book sale and a Creswell Area Historical Society yard sale will be part of a community garage sale Friday and Saturday. The two groups will run the sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days in the new Creswell Library site at 64 W. Oregon Ave.

More than 35 private garage sales also are planned in the community during the event. Maps of sale locations will be available Friday at the new library and various Creswell businesses, as well as at

For information, call 895-3726.

Noti farm offers free

scarecrow-making party

NOTI - Winter Green Farm is offering a free scarecrow-making party Saturday as part of its annual spring open house.

Children who wish to participate should bring old hats and clothes to dress up their scarecrows. Free hayrides and healthy snacks also will be available.

The organic farm is located 89762 Poodle Creek Road and will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Information is available at 935-1920 or

Community cleanup event set for Fern Ridge parks

VENETA - The Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a community cleanup of Orchard Point and Perkins Peninsula parks Saturday at 9 a.m.

Veneta city officials, County Transfer and Recycling, and area volunteers will provide waste receptacles. A community celebration will follow at 11:30 a.m. near the base of the dam at Kirk Park, off Clear Lake Road. For information, call 935-2191.

$42,000 in scholarships

awarded to 51 students

JUNCTION CITY - More than $42,000 in college scholarships were awarded to 51 Junction City High School students Tuesday night at the Education Together Foundation's annual awards night.

The 16-year-old nonprofit organization continues to grow, with a 20 percent increase in scholarship amounts and six new educational funds since last year, according to volunteer board chairman Ray Swart.

Italian social club donates fresh goods to food banks

A Eugene-based Italian social club delivered $1,200 in fresh meat, eggs and vegetables to the Dexter and Oakridge food banks Tuesday.

The items were purchased with proceeds from a Feast of St. Joseph dinner held in March by the Sons of Italy Alta Monte Lodge.

The group chose the rural food banks because they serve 330 families and rarely get fresh food, club spokesman Chris Calise said.

Workshop to educate about non-native plants

The city of Eugene and the Friends of Hendricks Park will hold a free workshop on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to educate participants about the impact of non-native plants and invasive species.

Following the workshop, participants will resurface the north trail in the native plant garden. Edison Elementary students will sow native grass seed and forbs to propagate in the park's nursery.

Participants are asked to meet at the F.M. Wilkins Shelter, 2200 Summit Ave. Pastries, coffee and juice will be provided.

For information, visit www.friendsofhendrickspark .org or call 682-5324.

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