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Ideas wanted for Acorn Park improvements

Acorn Park neighbors are invited to an idea-sharing workshop on how to improve the park on Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The 2.5-acre park is located between Acorn Park Road and Buck Street, south of 14th Avenue. The park now includes a play structure, basketball court and hard-surfaced paths.

Neighborhood parks typically do not have restrooms, off-street parking, organized sports, skate parks, dog off-leash areas or other facilities that would attract visitors from a greater distance than the park's service area, about a half mile.

Improvements are possible because of funding through a federal Community Development Block Grant. Construction may begin as early as this summer.

The workshop is at the McCornack Elementary School library at 1968 Brittany St., Eugene. For more information or to give input, call 682-4914 or e-mail carolyn.j.weiss@

AARP schedules refresher classes for older drivers

The AARP is offering refresher courses designed for drivers age 50 or older. Some auto insurance companies provide a discount to graduates of the course.

The eight-hour courses are taught in two, four-hour sessions spanning two days. The cost is $10. There are no tests. The courses are open to AARP members and nonmembers.

Classes and phone numbers are as follows: noon on Friday and June 10 at Oasis Education Center/Meier & Frank, Eugene, 342-6611, Ext. 2601; 9 a.m. Saturday and June 11 at Eugene Water & Electric Board, Eugene, 984-4712; 9 a.m. Saturday and June 11 at Pinnacle HealthCare, Springfield, 746-1020; 9:15 a.m. June 14 and 16 at PeaceHealth/Barger, Eugene, 687-6234; 12:30 p.m. June 14 and 16 at River Road Parks & Recreation, Eugene, 688-4052; 9 a.m. June 18 and 25 at Kendall Ford, Eugene, 342-2151; 12:30 p.m. June 18 and 25 at Old Dominion Carstar, Springfield, 485-3368; 12:30 p.m. June 20 and 27 at Willamalane Adult Activity Center, Springfield, 736-4444; and 12:30 p.m. June 28 and 30 at Tony Garcia Center, Veneta, 935-2262.

To register for a course, contact the sponsor's number as listed. For general course information, call Robert Pioso at 434-1045.

Docks to be repaired

at Dexter Lake

LOWELL - A number of docks on Dexter Lake are going to be taken out of commission after the Memorial Day weekend while repairs are done on them.

The work won't start until Tuesday, said Kees Ruurs of the Oregon State Parks department. The docks adjacent to the boat landings at the Dexter, Lowell and Winberry recreation areas will be taken out for work.

The boat ramps will remain open.

Ruurs said the work will take less than two weeks, and the docks should be back in the water for the weekend of June 11-12.

New novelist holds

book-signing event

A Lane County government employee has turned novelist, with publication of her first novel, `Faithful to My Heart.'

The book, written by Linda Wagner, a researcher and evaluator for the county's Department of Youth Services, interweaves an examination of lesbian relationships with adventure as a sea cruise goes awry, marooning a shipful of vacationers on an isolated island inhabited by a mysterious population.

Some of Wagner's co-workers have organized a "get to know the author" event and book signing at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Oregon Electric Station at 27 E. Fifth Ave., Eugene. Her book has been published through Infinity

For information, e-mail

Class reunions

Eugene High School class of 1955 will hold a no-host social at 6 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Oakway Mall Heritage Square in Eugene and a dinner on Aug. 27 at the Eugene Country Club. A no-host reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 7:30 p.m. Call John Ruberg at 485-5852 for more information or visit www.sehs and click on class of '55.

South Eugene High School class of 1965 will hold "A Night To Remember" at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene. Registration is $38 through May, $50 thereafter. To register or for information, visit www.roadtripdream .com/SEHS.html or call Martha Teeter McGuirk at (503) 255-8995.

Siuslaw Alumni Association will hold a banquet at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Florence Elks Lodge. All graduates are invited to attend. Entertainment will be provided by 1975 graduate Charles Suniga. For reservations or information, contact Andy Nordahl at (541) 997-2658, or write to the Siuslaw Alumni Association, P.O. Box 1924, Florence, OR 97439.

Sheldon High School class of 1995 will be hosting events June 25 and 26. On Saturday, there will be dinner and dancing beginning at 6 p.m. at the Valley River Inn, Eugene. A family picnic is planned for Sunday at Alton Baker Park beginning at 11 a.m. For information, contact Class Act at (503) 315-8757 or e-mail
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Date:May 29, 2005
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