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Dance, eat, be merry.

Byline: The Register-Guard

This weekend

The Scandinavian Festival continues in downtown Junction City on Saturday and Sunday. Highlights are Old World food, music and dancing. Crafts, too. Each day celebrates a specific Scandinavian country. Admission is free; but food and drink are for purchase, including wine and beer, $6 per glass, at the festival's Wine Terrace; Also part of the festivities is the Scandia Run and Walk at 8 a.m. for the 10K and at 8:15 a.m. for the 5K on Saturday at Lyle Day Park in Junction City. There is race-day registration;

Rogue Ales & Spirits, 2320 OSU Drive in Newport, continues hosting the Dog Days of Summer Oregon Coast Beer Fest from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Includes craft beer, live music, and fun activities and treats for dogs. The event is on Facebook.

The Cascade Corvette Club presents an All-Corvette Show and Shine at Coiner Park, 1319 E. Main St. in Cottage Grove, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Free to spectators;

Fern Ridge Middle School, 88831 Territorial Road in Elmira, hosts a Falcon Country Classic Car Show, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event features food trucks, classic cars; 541-510-3546.

The H2O Dragon Boat Paddle Challenge is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Dexter State Recreation Site in Lowell. Teams of 10 to 20 paddlers race informally in this fundraiser for the Eugene Parks Foundations Veterans Adaptive Sport Project;

Take a tour of the Willamette Confluence Preserve from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. During this 3- to 4-mile mostly flat walking tour, volunteer docents will lead participants around the preserve to highlight conservation efforts and more. Another tour will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 16. Must register to attend at

The Mary Cole Celebration is Saturday and Sunday in Marcola and includes food and drink, games, a parade, and dancing. The parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday; plus a concert and barbecue on Sunday. The event is on Facebook; 541-741-3867.

Nearby Nature hosts a Dragons of the Air Nature Quest from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in Alton Baker Park, 622 Day Island Road. Fee to participate is $5; register at Upcoming events are Nearby Nature's 25th Birthday Party from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 10; fall new volunteer orientation from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Sept. 13.

Bennett Vineyards & Wine Company, 25974 Highway 36 in Cheshire, presents Wine Camp for adults Saturday and Sunday. Cost to attend is $189 and reservations are a must. Features sleeping outdoors at the vineyard, wine tasting, lunch and dinner, gourmet s'mores;

The Eugene/Springfield Pride Festival is from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday at Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Road. There is a suggested $5 donation. Includes vendors and entertainment;

The downtown Eugene library, 100 W. 10th Ave., hosts a presentation on Love and Lust: Shakespeare and His Chinese Counterpart Tang Xianzu, at 2 p.m. Saturday. Free;

The Final Trombone Choir Concert is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Beall Hall, 961 E. 18th Ave. Appropriate for all ages. Free; 541-346-5644.

Alan McCullough and Dale Bradley play original and classical music for cello, voice, flute and guitar in the Atrium, on 10th Avenue and Olive Street, at 2 p.m. Saturday. Free; 541-912-3830.

The Oakridge Keg & Cask Festival is from 3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday on East First Street between Oak and Alder in Oakridge's Uptown District. There will be food carts, arts and crafts vendors, and music. Admission is free, but there is a tasting fee. Souvenir logo glass and four tasting tickets is $20, with each additional tasting ticket $1;

A Churchill Baseball Benefit Auction is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way. Event includes auctions, a cocktail hour and dinner. Tickets are $70 per person or $130 per couple. For 18 and older; url=chbr.

Mac's Nightclub & Restaurant celebrates its 15th anniversary with an Anniversary Celebration event on Saturday. Listen to outdoor music, free, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., featuring Soul Restoration Project. Enjoy a Blues Harp Showdown in the restaurant starting at 9 p.m.; the cover charge is $12, and there will be a barbecue menu and drink specials;

#instaballet holds a fundraiser, heART in Motion, at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 194 W. Broadway. There will be complimentary beverages, hors d'oeuvres, interactive games and a performance. Appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $25;

The Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene presents Justina in a performance at 7 p.m. Saturday at Whirled Pies, 199 W. Eighth Ave. Admission is $7;

The Lorane Fire Department, 80287 Old Lorane Road, celebrates its 40th anniversary ice cream social from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. There will be water tug-of-war, a dunk tank, water slide and bouncy house and face painting. There also will be crafts activities for kids and rides in a fire truck and a bucket truck. Umpqua ice cream will be served. Proceeds benefit the Lorane Fire Department volunteers fund.

USA Dance presents Ballroom Dancing, featuring a beginning Samba lesson at 6 p.m. and open dancing from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the Veterans' Memorial Club, 1626 Willamette St. General admission is $10;

Local theater productions: "As You Like It" through Aug. 19, The Very Little Theatre, 2350 Hilyard St.,; "The Good Doctor" through Aug. 27, Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Drive, Cottage Grove,; Free Shakespeare in the Park's "Henry V" through Aug. 27, Amazon Community Park, 2700 Hilyard St., on Facebook; Roving Park Players' "Miss Bunny Bunting's Bonafide Belles," through Aug. 20, various outdoor parks,; "Love Letters," Aug. 18-20, Applegate Regional Theatre, 87230 Central Road, Veneta,; "Gnit," Aug. 25-26, Hope Theatre, 1109 Old Campus Lane,; "Doubt: A Parable," Aug. 18-27, The Studio at The Hult, 1 Eugene Center,; The Very Little Theatre is holding auditions for Neil Simon's "45 Seconds from Broadway" at 2 p.m. Saturday and at 6 p.m. Sunday;

For a complete listing of concerts, movies and plays in the parks, visit:

Plan ahead

"Artie," the River Road Imagination mobile art bus, will offer free art classes to children at various Lane County locations through Aug. 25. The bus is open 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday at various schools and parks. Drop-ins welcome, no registration required. For schedule and more information, go to

The Western Oregon Heritage Fair is Aug. 18-20 at the WOE Fairgrounds, 2000 N. Douglas Ave. in Cottage Grove. This year's theme is "85 Years and Still Kicking It" with an emphasis on horses and their importance in the community. There will be exhibits, competitions, a pet parade. Also a lumberjack show. Free admission;

Aloha Friday begins at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, with a social hour and Hawaiian-themed entertainment following, at Whirled Pies, 199 W. Eighth Ave. Free, but donations are accepted. On Facebook.

The Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Newport hosts Monster Truck Thunder at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 and at 4 p.m. Aug. 20. Tickets are $10 to $15, but free for children 4 and younger. Pit passes also available;

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association presents Vets Helping Vets Ride at 9 a.m. Aug. 19, starting at Latus Harley-Davidson, 86441 College View Road. Event includes a poker run, open to all types of motorcycles, cars or trucks. Poker hands are $20. The event is on Facebook.

Presentations in celebration of a book release of "Reflecting Freedom: How Fashions Mirrored the Struggle for Women's Rights" by Eileen Tannich Gose and Kathleen DeHerrera, are at 10 a.m. Aug. 19 at Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 303 Willamette St., and at 2 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Opal Center, 517 E. Main St. in Cottage Grove. Free;

The Surfrider 2017 Beach Cleanup is from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 19 at Agate Beach Wayside in Newport. Supplies and crew leaders will be provided; sign up at

Kate Gavigan gives an interactive talk, "The Gift of the Artist's Way" at 2 p.m. Aug. 19 at the downtown Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th St. Free;

The Eugene Children's Film Festival is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Richard E. Wildish Theater, 600 Main St. in Springfield. Submissions are open to all students. For information,

Noche Cultural/Cultural Night is at 3 p.m. Aug. 19 at Willamalane Center for Sports, 250 S. 32nd St. in Springfield. Features family activities, dancing, sack races, pi[+ or -]atas, and a Charreiria exhibit that showcases rope tricks, reining and horse dances; $10 for adults, free for ages 15 and younger;

The Tap and Growler and Beergarden host the Growl to Garden Road Mile, or G2G, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 19. The G2G Mile features a bar-to-bar mile race and a festival at the finish line with local breweries, cider houses and wineries. The race begins at Tap and Growler at 4 p.m.;

Silvan Ridge Winery, 27012 Briggs Hill Road, hosts the Twilight 5K at 6 p.m. Aug. 19. Fee to run is $25 to $30. Enjoy a picnic, music, wine and beer afterwards;

The Kiwanis Motorcycle Show and Shine is Aug. 20 at Valhalla Winery, 23785 Highway 126 in Veneta. There will be music, food and vendors, too;

Wordcrafters in Eugene's writing conference is Aug. 25-27 at the UO Baker Center, 975 High St. The theme this year is "Behind the Book: The Mechanics of Murder." Keynote speaker is Katherine Ramsland. Tickets at

The Poison Pen Players and the tribute band Buck & A Quarter Band will showcase classic country music, "Down A Classic Country Road," at 7 p.m. Aug. 25; and Great American Songbook, "Rat Pack & All That," at 7 p.m. Aug. 26. The shows will be performed at C.R.O.W. Center for Performing Arts, 3120 Highway 101 in Florence. Tickets are $15, available by calling 541-999-9671 or at the door, if available;

The Oregon State Fair at the Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center in Salem is Aug. 25 through Sept. 4;

Skate World, 3188 Gateway Loop in Springfield, presents a Hip Hop Showcase from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 25. Skating event features a DJ and more. Admission is $5, plus $3 skate rental;

View cars on display from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Springfield Show and Shine, featuring a Car Cruise from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission for spectators is free;

Xtreme Amateur Games SUP Festival is all day Aug. 26 at Chateau Lorane, 27415 Siuslaw River Road. Includes racing competitions on the lake for intermediate and advanced skill levels. Cost to race is $40. Prizes will be awarded. Also, standup paddleboards will be available for people to try out;

The Salmon Run 5K is at 9 a.m. Aug. 26 at Mapleton High School, 10868 Mapleton Road in Mapleton. Fee is $25;

Sweet Cheeks Winery, 27007 Briggs Hill Road, hosts Pinot for Paws from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 26. Take a walk with your pooches (on leash only) at the vineyard, enjoy special wine releases that benefit the Greenhill Humane Society. Free admission;

A Taste for Fine Motoring is from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at Venue 252, 252 Lincoln St. Event features a collection of European cars on display and inspired food pairings from Venue 252 chef, Kevin Ables. Limited to 150 people. For 21 and older. Cost is $50; make reservations at

Music to Die For, a monthly concert at Eugene Masonic Cemetery, is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Hope Abbey Mausoleum, at East 25th Avenue and University Street. Musician is Wild Hog in the Woods;

Lane County Farmers' Market's annual Farmers' Market Feast is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at Eighth Avenue and Park Alley in Eugene. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $35;

Tap & Taste is 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 27 in downtown Springfield, featuring live music, beer and cider tastings. Admission is $12 to $15 and includes tastings tickets. For 21 and older; MORE ONLINE Find many more upcoming events online at

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