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Democrats will discuss primary over pizza

REEDSPORT - Reedsport area Democrats will meet Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Bedrock's Pizzeria, 2165 Winchester Ave., to discuss the latest developments in the primary elections.

Jody McAffree will talk about the Jordan Cove Liquid Natural Gas import terminal proposed for the north spit of Coos Bay. For information, call (541) 271-9512.

Proposed skatepark?is topic of workshop

Residents in the Washington-Jefferson area can discuss options for building a new skatepark at a meeting on Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Campbell Center, 155 High Street.

The focus of the Eugene Parks and Open Space Division's planning workshop is to share information about the project and to gather community input regarding alternative locations for the proposed skatepark. For information, visit or call 682-4915.

Watershed group seeks new council members

The McKenzie Watershed Council is seeking new members who would be willing to volunteer their time to attend monthly council meetings and participate in conservation and restoration activities.

Partners of the council represent McKenzie and Mohawk valley residents, McKenzie schools, recreational and commercial interests, conservation groups, utilities, water consumers, and city, county, state and federal governments.

The group has recently revised its charter to increase the number of at-large citizen members. For information, call 687-9076.

Foundation awards grants to 10 area nonprofits

COTTAGE GROVE - Ten area nonprofit groups and schools have been selected for 2008 grants from the Cottage Grove Community Foundation.

Grants of $1,000 each went to Latham Elementary School for a new playground structure; the Cottage Grove Family Relief Nursery for playground renovation and fencing; South Lane Parent Partnership for shower and laundry services for homeless students; and the Cottage Grove Recreation Association for soccer goal frames and nets.

A grant of $950 went to the Cottage Grove Community Hospital Foundation for a projector for use in community educational programs; Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon received $750 to purchase a diagnostic microscope for its Cottage Grove Outreach Clinic. A grant of $675 went to Community Sharing to develop a Web site to help clients find resources. A grant of $600 went to Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lane County to provide training materials for new volunteers to advocate for abused children in court.

Grants of $500 each went to Cottage Theater for summer camp scholarships and to Special Olympics of Cottage Grove/Creswell for Summer Games athlete lodging.

Mentoring group offering tours to highlight work

Committed Partners for Youth has designed special tours called "Why Mentoring Matters" to generate awareness about what the agency does in the community. Participants will meet agency staff and board members, and hear stories about how mentoring can positively affect lives.

Tours are held once a month and last an hour. This month's tour will be held Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. To make a reservation, call 344-0833, Ext. 113.

Church hosting vigil for mental health awareness

First United Methodist Church and the National Alliance on Mental Illness will host a candlelight vigil Tuesday with sessions at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the church. The event is part of Mental Health Awareness Month and aims to recognize all of the people dealing with mental disorders.

The event is open to the public. For information, call 343-7688 or 345-8764.

Child care regulations ?are topic of workshop

FLORENCE - Lane Family Connections will hold a free workshop to provide information about child care business regulations Friday at Lane Community College in Florence, 3149 Oak St.

Florence and Mapleton area residents interested in becoming a registered child care provider are encouraged to attend.

To register or for information, call (800) 222-3290.

Bridge advisory group schedules meeting

The Community Advisory Group for the replacement of the Interstate 5 Willamette River Bridge will meet from 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Singer Room of the Eugene Public Library, 100 West Ave. The meeting is open to the public.

EWEB offering overview?of septic system project

LEABURG - McKenzie River Valley residents can learn more about the Eugene Water & Electric Board's new septic system assistance project at a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Leaburg Training Center.

EWEB has hired A&B Septic Service to conduct free septic system inspections and pump-outs for qualifying systems. The meeting will include a project overview, participation requirements and details about how to sign up. A&B Septic and EWEB staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Nearly 4,000 homes in the McKenzie River watershed rely on septic systems. Approximately 10 percent to 25 percent of septic systems fail, raising the potential for releasing untreated wastewater into drinking water sources.

A second public meeting will be held May 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the McKenzie River Mountain Resort.

Special movie screening?a benefit for food pantry

Movie fans who want to see a special showing of "Speed Racer" can take in the flick on Tuesday for the cost of three cans of food at the More of Everything store at Gateway Mall. The movie will be shown 7 p.m. at the Cinemark 17 theater at Gateway Mall.

The three cans of food will go to FOOD for Lane County and serve as the only admission for the movie. Tickets can be picked up at More of Everything today through Tuesday, while supplies last.
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Date:May 4, 2008
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