Starting and Saving Seeds - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at OSU Extension Service's Eugene office, 996 Jefferson St.; part of Urban Gardening series of classes; class will include hands-on planting and transplanting; advance registration is requested, cost is $25 per person; call 541-344-5859 visit office to pick up an application.
Community Veterinary Center Fundraiser - The center will receive 50 percent of the value of all food purchased Thursday at the Papa's Pizza on Coburg Road by those who fill out a flier available at bit.ly/1e5SuOa; raffle prizes.
Cover Oregon Information and Enrollment Fair - Oregon Coast Community Action will hold the fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at its office at 1855 Thomas Ave. in Coos Bay; 541-435-7774 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oregon Women's Action for New Directions - The group will host University of Oregon professor Dan HoSang, a member of the board of Partnership for Safety and Justice, at 7 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St.; the topic will be "No Get Out of Jail Free Card for Oregon Taxpayers"; HoSang will discuss prison spending in Oregon and how it can be reduced with savings reinvested in programs that reduce crime; free; 541-683-1350 or www.oregonwand.org/upcoming-events.
Science on Demand - Science on Demand from the University of Oregon will present a hands-on, free Carbon Cycling workshop for children from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Springfield Public Library; children can explore the science behind global warming and earth preservation; free; recommended for children ages 8 to 14; 541-726-2235.
West Lane County Commissioner Candidates Forum - The Tri-County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Junction City Moose Lodge; hear county commissioner candidates and submit questions.
Rubicon Society of Lane County - Noon Thursday at Kowloon Restaurant and Lounge at 2222 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; discussion of local and state issues; www.rubiconsociety.org.
Valley Calligraphy Guild - 7 p.m. Thursday at Emmaus Lutheran Church, 1250 W. 18th Ave.; program is Copperplate 1; bring oblique pen holder, pointed pen nib, Higgins Eternal Ink in a dinky dip if possible, pencil, and several sheets of paper or thin cushion; 541-302-0866.
Lane Workforce Partnership - The partnership's board will meet from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way; agenda will include audit services contract, on-the-job training, youth program monitoring and performance report; 541-682-3800.