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CORRECTION (ran 10/11/2006): A brief on Page C6 on Tuesday incorrectly characterized a fundraiser being held Thursday. El Vaquero is hosting the benefit for the Relief Nursery, and paying for all costs of providing the meal and drinks. All of the proceeds go to the Relief Nursery.

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Relief Nursery benefit

planned at El Vaquero

The Relief Nursery is hosting a benefit dinner at El Vaquero on Thursday , with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the program.

Tapas and drinks are included in the $50 ticket, and space is limited to 200 people. The dinner will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at El Vaquero, 296 E. Fifth Ave. To purchase tickets, call 343-9706, Ext. 107.

Gluten intolerance is focus of group's picnic meeting

The Eugene branch of the Gluten Intolerance Group will meet Thursday.

The group aims to allow people who have gluten intolerance to learn and share ideas with others in the area. The meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1800 Lakewood Court. It will be an indoor picnic; attendees should bring their own food, drinks and utensils. For more information, phone Michie Spradling at 914-6044.

Free lecture on Christianity to be given Wednesday

William Veder of Chicago will give a lecture Wednesday titled "A Virgin Shall Conceive and Cinderella's Slippers: The Cultural Divide between Medieval Western Europe and Byzantine-Arab-Ethiopian Christendom."

The free lecture is the 2006-07 Ira A. Gaston Lecture in Christianity at the University of Oregon. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Browsing Room, Knight Library, 1501 Kincaid St.

Law professor's discussion of his new book to be given

A University of Oregon law professor will talk about his new book and the 14th Amendment on Thursday during the university's first Hollis Lecture.

UO law professor Garrett Epps will talk about his new book "Democracy Reborn: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Fight for Equal Rights in Post-Civil War America."

The free public talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. in room 175, Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate St. A reception and book signing will follow.

Epps is the Orlando John and Marian H. Hollis Professor of Law at the University of Oregon. For more information, call 541-346-3865.

Oakridge open house

to showcase scenic byway

OAKRIDGE - An open house about planning for the West Cascade National Scenic Byway will be held in Oakridge's Greenwaters Park on Thursday.

The park is at 48362 Highway 58, and the open house runs from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The event is a chance for the public to offer their input on an updated management strategy, an interpretive plan and a design guide for a new corridor plan for the byway.

The Willamette and Mount Hood national forests have funding from the National Scenic Byways grant program to complete a new corridor plan, interpretive plan and design guide for the 220-mile federally designated route extending from Estacada to Westfir.

For more information, call Ryan Brown, recreation planner, Middle Fork Ranger District, at (541) 782-5211.

Additional open houses are in Estacada tonight and Detroit on Wednesday.

Pleasant Hill school budget committee seats open

PLEASANT HILL - The school board is taking applications for four positions on the Pleasant Hill School District Budget Committee.

Positions held by Thom Lanfear and Paul Smith expired as of June 2006. Replacements will serve a three-year term. Two positions vacated when Wylda Cafferata and Curt Offenbacher resigned to join the school board will run through June 2007.

Applications will be accepted through Friday at the District Office, 36386 Highway 58. interviews will be Oct. 30, with selections made Nov. 13. For information, call 746-9646.
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