Eugene Kiwanis Club - Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hilton Eugene, 66 E. Sixth Ave.; Henry Soderberg, emergency preparedness coordinator for American Red Cross, will speak about "Together We Prepare"; www.eugenekiwanis.org.
"Monster Genetics" - Science on Demand from the University of Oregon will present a science workshop from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Meeting Room at Springfield Public Library, 225 Fifth St. in Springfield; participants will learn about traits and heredity and use Punnett squares and monster-parent-genotypes to design their own monster babies; free; recommended for ages 8 to 14. 541-726-2235.
Oregon Women's Action for New Directions - 7 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St.; subject "It's Not Just Gray Hairs Beating the Drum" will feature discussion about youth activists and their involvement in environmental issues, the empowerment of women, and working toward peace in the world. 541-683-1350, www.oregonwand.org.
Intro to Online Genealogy - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Ave.; two-hour introduction to online tools available free through the library; Internet skills are required. 541-682-5450.
Middle Fork Democratic Club - 6:30 p.m. Thursday in library at Oakridge High School, 47997 W. First St. in Oakridge; Carly Gabrielson, campaign manager for U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, will speak. email@example.com or 541-782-1156.
CCD Business Development Corp. - 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Thursday in the Empire Hall, Lakeview Room E, Second Floor, Southwestern Oregon Community College, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay; annual meeting agenda includes appointment of members.
Rubicon Society of Lane County - Noon Thursday at Kowloon Restaurant and Lounge, 2222 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; discussion of local and state issues.
Marketing Your Business - 6 p.m. Thursday at Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Ave.; free talk will provide strategies for achieving success without going broke in the process; Kathleen Gage, an Internet marketing adviser, will explain how to position a message in today's competitive business environment; www.eugene-or.gov/library or 541-682-5450.
Oregon WAND (Women's Action for New Directions) - 7 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St.; "It's Not Just Gray Hairs Beating the Drum" will feature a discussion about youth activists and their increasing involvement in environmental issues, the empowerment of women, and working toward peace in the world; free. www.oregonwand.org/upcoming-events
Valley Calligraphy Guild - 7 p.m. Thursday at Emmaus Lutheran Church, 1250 W. 18th St.; learn Copperplate 2, bring an oblique pen holder and nib, ink, paper, small rag and a thin writing cushion. 541-302-0866.