Hear the drums at Obon and Taiko fest.
Bohemia Mining Days, at Coiner and Bohemia parks in Cottage Grove, continue Saturday and Sunday, featuring the theme of "Galloping in the Past"; incudes a carnival, music, living history, a beer and wine garden. Free; bohemiaminingdays.org.
DaVinci Days at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Corvallis continue Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, events are from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Highlights are the Grand Kinetic Challenge, exhibits and activities that focus on science, technology, engineering and the arts. Free admission, but parking is $5; davincidays.org.
Columbia Drag Boat Association's Bi-Mart Summer Clash continues Saturday and Sunday at Dexter Lake in Lowell. The public is welcome to watch. Races begin at 9 a.m. daily. Admission is $10 on Saturday, $12 on Sunday, or $20 for a weekend pass. Parking is $3 per day, or $5 for the weekend; cdbaracing.com.
The Truck Function in Junction, a display of working trucks, show trucks, haulers and semis at Junction City High School, is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. A truck cruise is underway from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free; truckfunctioninjunction.com.
The River Road Swim Club's community yard sale is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Emerald Park, 1400 Lake Drive. The sale features as many as 20 booths with items for sale; 541-461-7777.
Elkton Community Education Center, 15850 Highway 38 in Elkton, hosts a local Butterfly ID & Ecology workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, led by Rick Ahrens from the North American Butterfly Association. For all ages. Cost is $10; elktonbutterflies.com.
Visit with alpacas from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Eugene, Cascades & Coast Visitor Information & Adventure Center, 3312 Gateway St. in Springfield. Take photos with alpacas and enjoy alpaca-related crafts. Free.
Dogs to the Rescue, a lively puppet show in which wolves teach science and dogs train their owners to stop climate pollution, will have several showings on Saturday: 11 a.m. at Eugene Saturday Market; 2 p.m. at Cottage Grove Public Library; 4:30 p.m. at Springfield Public Library; 7 p.m. at Pioneer Park. Free; 707-845-2466.
The Eugene Public Library's Teddy Bear Picnic is at 11 a.m. Saturday in the park at Campbell Community Center, 155 High St. Carleen and Mike McCornack and the Garden Variety Band provide music. Bring snacks and your teddy bear or a favorite stuffed friend to play in the park. Free; eugeneor.gov/library.
River Appreciation Day is from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Whistler's Bend Park on the North Umpqua River. There will be music and entertainers, food, educational booths and games along the river. Free; umpqua-watersheds.org.
The Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St., presents Youth Art Works Art Classes on select Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. as follows: Stark Raving Paper Art, July 15; mixed media collage, July 22; patterns, July 29. Free, but must be registered to attend; emeraldartcenter.org.
Tara Whitsitt of Fermentation on Wheels presents a workshop from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1680 E. 15th Ave. From noon to 2 p.m. learn about a variety of cultures; from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. take a tour of the Fermentation on Wheels bus. Entrance with general admission; natural-history.uoregon.edu.
The Westside Warehouse District Block Party is from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the 500 Block of Commercial Street in West Eugene. Participating are Noble Estate Winery, J. Scott Cellars, Claim 52 Brewing, Viking Braggot Company and Crescendo Spirits. There will be music, food trucks, foot spas and more. Admission is $5; westsidewarehousedistrict.com.
Sand Master Park, 5351 Highway 101 in Florence, hosts the Sand Master Jam from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, featuring sandboarding competitions. Free for spectators; sandmasterpark.com.
The Blues Build Benefit concert, benefitting the Junction City/Harrisburg/Monroe Habitat for Humanity, is from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Bennett Vineyard & Wine Company, 25974 Highway 36 in Cheshire. Karen Lovely, Hank Shreve Band, Barbara Healy and Groove Too, and Paul Biondi and Skip Jones will perform. Enjoy a silent auction, Bennett Vineyard wines, local beers and food carts. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the gate; bluesbuild.org.
The Obon and Taiko Festival is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Alton Baker Park. Watch Japanese Obon dances and drumming, both traditional and contemporary presentations. Food will be available for purchase. Free admission; eugenelife.com/jaalanecounty. (Editor's note: An earlier version of this events listing included an incorrect date.)
The Eugene Emeralds host the Everett Aqua Sox Saturday through July 19 at PK Park. Special promotions and ticket information is at milb.com.
The Southern Oregon Kite Festival, unique in that it is non-competitive and invited fliers have routines choreographed to music, is Saturday and Sunday at the Port of Brookings Harbor. The event is free, with free parking in front of Boardwalk Village at the port (with free shuttle service to field); sokf.org.
The city of Eugene recreation services is offering three Rafting for Blackberries trips from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16; Aug. 6 and Aug. 27. Participants will float along the Willamette from Island Park to the River House. Cost is $30 per person. Must be registered to attend; eugene-or.gov/recreation.
The Summer Half Classic half marathon through the Coburg countryside starts at 8 a.m. Sunday at Norma Pfeiffer Park in downtown Coburg at East Pearl and North Willamette streets. Race-day registration is from 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Cost to run is $60; for route and other information, pinkbuffaloracing.com.
Eugene Fix-It Fair is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard St. Attendees will have opportunities to repair their items with coaching, or get them repaired by professionals or volunteers. People are invited to bring clothing or textiles in need of mending, tools in need of sharpening or repair, small appliances (such as lamps and toasters), small electronics, furniture and toys. The next Fix-It Fair is Sept. 23; eugenerecycles.org.
Local theater productions: "Disaster!" through July 22, Actors Cabaret of Eugene, 996 Willamette St., actorscabaret.org; "Talking With" through July 16, Opal Center for Arts and Education, 513 E. Main St., Cottage Grove, opalcentercg.org. Auditions for Cottage Theatre's production of "Jekyll & Hyde" are at 6 p.m. July 29, 700 Village Drive, Cottage Grove, cottagetheatre.org.
For a complete listing of concerts, movies and plays in the parks, visit: http://rgne.ws/2sz4bp8.
The Lane County Fair is July 19-23 at Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave. Summer favorite includes concerts, amusement rides, carnival games, competitions, a quilt show, and more. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for youths 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and younger; atthefair.com.
The McKenzie River Arts Festival is July 21-23, at 51236 Blue River Drive in Blue River. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21-22 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 23. Tickets are $3, and free for children 12 and younger. Includes 12 chainsaw artists, arts and crafts booths, food and drink, a chainsaw art auction; mckenzietrack.com.
The Oregon Festival of American Music is July 21 through Aug. 12 at the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, 868 High St. Event features concerts presenting "The Sweetest Melody: Giants of the Classic Songbook" and a special musical theater production of the classic "Good News!"; theshedd.org.
Viking Braggot Co. presents a Brewers' Dinner at Ciao, 3342 Gateway St., from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 21. Dinner will include honey-glazed salt por, crab stuffed salmon, barrel aged lemon ale and more. For 21 and older. Tickets are $55; 541-505-8487.
The Rolf Prima Tri at the Grove, a USAT sanctioned triathlon, is July 22 in Cottage Grove at Cottage Grove Lake's Lakeside Park. There are also duathlon, aqua bike, and tri-relay events both in sprint distance and Olympic distance. Cost to participate varies; triatthegrove.com.
The Main Street Chili Cook-Off in downtown Cottage Grove is from noon to 3 p.m. July 22. Enjoy sampling chilis entered in a contest. There will be music and crafts, too. Free admission; cgchamber.com.
Alesong Brewing celebrates its first-year anniversary at its new facility from noon to 8 p.m. July 22 at 80848 Territorial Highway. There will be eight beers on tap, live music, food carts. Also, bring your own picnic; alesongbrewing.com.
Provisions Market Hall, 296 E. Fifth Ave., hosts a Drink Pink Party from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., July 22, featuring paella in traditional and vegan styles, and the season's best ross. Admission is $25; provisionsmarkethall.com.
The Rose Garden Dance starts at 8 p.m. July 22 at the Owen Rose Garden, 300 N. Jefferson St. DJs will be providing the music. For all ages and free; 541-222-9077. This event is part of a weekend of blues music-related events, including workshops at 1305 Echo Hollow Road from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 22, and a Blues Music Appreciation Listening Party house concert from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 23. House concert information is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/112634699360187/.
Stand By Me Day is July 23 in downtown Brownsville from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Festivities include a Blueberry Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., a fun facts forum, live music in Liberty Park, and a vintage cars cruise. Take a walking tour of movie sites, watch the movie in the 30-seat Box Car Theater with three showings, at 10 a.m., at noon and at 2 p.m. There also will be a costume contest; 541-466-3390.
The Palmo Center Peace Run, including a 5K and 10K, is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 23 at Alton Baker Park; eclecticedgeracing.com.
Take a bike tour of three Willamette Valley wineries from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23, leaving from River House, 301 N. Adams St., and traveling one-way for 16.5 miles to Noble Estate, Sweet Cheeks and Silvan Ridge wineries. Bring your own picnic lunch; sample wines at each winery. You'll need to bring your own bike and necessary equipment; helmets are required. Transportation back to River House will be provided. Cost to attend is $25. Must be registered to attend; recenroll.eugene-or.gov.
The Blackberry Jam Festival in Lowell is July 28-30. Highlights are a car show, parade, pie contest and fishing derby. Various evening concerts, too. Hours are from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 28, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 29 and from noon to 4 p.m. July 30. Free admission; blackberryjamfestival.com. There also is the Devils Dam Dash, a 5K race, July 30 at 8:30 a.m. at Lowell City Park 65 Pioneer St. Racing fees are $10 to $20; eclecticedgeracing.com.
The Children's Celebration is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 29 at Island Park, 200 W. B St. in Springfield. There will be activities, crafts and games, entertainment, pony rides. Admission is free with a canned food donation for FOOD for Lane County; willamalane.org.
Crescent Park Senior Living, 2951 Coburg Road, hosts a Ride to Remember Car Show & Shine from noon to 4 p.m. July 29. There will be barbecue and raffle prices. Free admission; 541-342-1755.
The Two Cities Summit Run is at 9 a.m. July 30 at Eastgate Woodlands Park, 512 Aspen St. in Springfield. 8K participants will ascend Skinner Butte to the finish; 12K participants will ascend Kelly Butte and Skinner Butte to the finish. Participants in both races should park at Skinner Butte Park near the playground and take one of two shuttles to the starting line at 7:30 a.m. and at 8:35 a.m. Racing fees are $20 to $30; level32racing.com.
EUG Parade is at 10:30 a.m. July 30 starting at Monroe Park in downtown Eugene. This free event also includes Eugene Sunday Streets event from noon to 4 p.m. and Party in the Park Blocks from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free; eugene-or.gov/EUGparade.
Family Nature Discovery Day features Wildlife Play Hospital from noon to 4 p.m. July 30 at Cascades Raptor Center, 32275 Fox Hollow Road. Activities are recommended for children ages 4 to 11. There is a $2 activity charge, plus general admission; cascadesraptorcenter.org.
The Fern Ridge Beef Pit Barbecue is from noon to 5 p.m. July 30 at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 25181 E. Broadway in Veneta. Events include a silent auction, music, games, children's activities. Barbecue includes a meal of slow-roasted beef and all the side fixings. Free admission to the events, but the barbecue meal is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $7 for children 12 and younger; stcveneta.com.
Lavelle Vineyards, 89697 Sheffler Road in Elmira, hosts the Band Aid Benefit Concert from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 30. Paul Biondi & Friends performs at 3 p.m., Bossanaires at 5 p.m. and Candy Apple Bleu at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, or $35 with a T-shirt. Food and drinks available. Proceeds benefit the Musicians Emergency Medical Association; memafund.org.
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