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Indoors, outdoors a bouquet of events.

Byline: The Register-Guard

This weekend

The 10th annual DisOrient Film Festival continues today and Sunday at Bijou Art Cinemas, 492 E. 13th Ave. Admission ranges from free to $12. Features movie shorts, narratives and documentaries. For a full schedule of films and screenings, visit

Hot Springs Trail Runs are today, with an 18-mile run starting at the Waterfall Trail at Carmen Reservoir at 9 a.m. and a 5-mile run at McKenzie River Trail at Deer Creek Road at 10 a.m. Both races end at Belknap Hot Springs Lodge and Gardens, 59296 Belknap Springs Road in McKenzie Bridge. Racing fees range from $35 to $60;

The Willamette River Run 10K is at 10 a.m. today at Dorris Ranch, 205 Dorris St. in Springfield. Race-day fees are $25 to $30. Shuttles will depart from Willamalane Center, 250 S. 32nd St. in Springfield, every 15 minutes, beginning at 8:45 a.m., running until 9:30 a.m.;

The Junkin' Farm Girls Flea Market is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the large brick building at 10th and Washington. Items for sale include rusty, primitive, repurposed furniture, garden decor. Also pizza, tacos, coffee, desserts. Free.

Inspirational Sounds gospel choir performs at 7 p.m. today as part of the NAACP's ACT-SO performance competition at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. Free;

Sustainable Cottage Grove hosts an expanded farmers' market at Meet My Farmer from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Presbyterian Church, 216 S. Third St., in Cottage Grove. Free. Dancing with Farmers begins with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and dancing from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Cottage Grove Public Market, at 10th and Washington. Three bands to perform. Free, but donations are suggested;

Willamalane Park and Recreation District's Plastic Classic, a two-on-two Wiffle Ball Tournament, starts at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at 250 S. 32nd St. in Springfield. Cost is $40 per team, for ages 13 and older. There is a three-game guarantee;

Local theater productions on stage this weekend include: "Trailer Park Palooza" at The Red Cane Theatre, 1077 Chambers St., through May 16,; "Lucky Me" at Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 194 W. Broadway, through May 2,; "Les Miserables" at Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Drive, in Cottage Grove, through May 3,; "Hairspray" at New Hope Center Auditorium, 1790 Charnelton St., through April 26,

Plan ahead

The annual Pioneer Quilters Quilt Show is from 10 am. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through April 26 at the Lane County Historical Society museum, 740 W. 13th Ave. Tickets are $7 daily or $18 for a weekly pass;

The Junction City/Harrisburg/Monroe Habitat for Humanity garage sale is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25 at First Christian Church, 1250 Nyssa St. in Junction City. Donations will be accepted at the church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday;

Pacific Rim's "Art Biz Saturday Workshops" is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 25 at 160 E. Broadway on the theme of how to price your work. Call 541-461-3735.

Children's Day/Book Day, or Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros, is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 25 at Springfield Public Library, 225 N. Fifth St., Springfield and also from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 26 at the downtown Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Ave.

Fern Ridge Middle School, 88834 Territorial Road in Elmira, is holding a school carnival at noon April 25, with games, food, music, a petting zoo and more. Tickets are $2 to $10; 541-935-8230.

The Willakenzie Bazaar is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25 at the Willakenzie Grange, 3055 Willakenzie Road. With local vendors, arts and crafts; door prizes, too. Call 541-485-4890.

The McKenzie Artisan Faire is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 25 at the Vida Community Center, 90377 Thomson Lane in Vida. Free.

The Plucky Maidens are holding a Spring Junk Fest from noon to 6 p.m. April 25 at the Irving Grange, 1011 Irvington Drive. Admission is $5. Vintage finds from London and Paris;

The Harrisburg Library Guild Tea, a library fundraiser, is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 25 at First Baptist Church, 28957 W. 18th Ave. in Junction City. The event features a three-course tea and a historical play presented by Harrisburg elementary students. Tickets are $20. Call 541-995-6655 to make a reservations. Tickets also sold at the door.

Eugene Yoga's Yoga in Vineyard/on Tap is at Wildcraft Ciderworks, 390 Lincoln St., from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 25. Cost is $15 for the class and includes a cider tasting;

Relief Nursery hosts 25: An Evening in White from 5 p.m. to midnight April 25 at Venue 252, 252 Lawrence St. Silent auction begins at 5 p.m., with dinner and live auction beginning at 7 p.m. Dancing follows. Tickets are $150;

Soroptimist International of the Emerald Empire's Murder Mystery Dinner fundraiser "The Last Luau" is at 6 p.m. April 25 at St. Helen Catholic Church, 1350 W. Sixth Ave., in Junction City. Dinner play features nine suspects who will drop clues. Tickets are $50 per person. Proceeds benefit nonprofit's efforts to improve the lives of local women and girls;

Life and Health Carnival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25 at Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave. Free with a canned food donation for FOOD for Lane County;

The McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25 at Eagle Rock Lodge, 49198 McKenzie Highway in Vida. Event includes exhibits, presentations as well as a drift boat float. Also food and music. Admission is free;

Ralph Shaw, a ukulele master from Vancouver, B.C., presents a ukulele workshop at 7 p.m. April 28 at Pacific Winds Music Store, 791 W. Eighth Ave. The focus will be on music of the '60s. Cost is $25;

The Cinema Pacific film festival is April 27 through May 3, with an array of films, exhibitions, parties and performances. The festival focuses on cinema from Pacific-bordering countries, with a special emphasis this year on films created in Oregon. Admission varies;

To mark the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War on April 30, local Bruce Hindrichs is organizing a Seed Walk Vietnam War Memorial, placing 58,183 sunflower seeds along an 11-mile route from the south border of Eugene to Coburg to represent the number of Americans killed in the war. Walk the seed walk trail April 30 through May 3; for a map of route go to the photos section at

The McKenzie River Artist Guild is holding its annual art show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 1-3 at the McKenzie Fire & Rescue Training Center, 42870 McKenzie Highway in Leaburg. Works from local artists include water colors, oil paintings, crafts and jewelry. BBQ Chicken Feed is May 2. Call 541-896-3156

Raise a Glass to MECCA fundraiser is from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 1 at Eugene Piano Academy, 507 Willamette St. Features music, wine and food and a silent auction of art from locally talented artists;

Eugene Waldorf School's May Faire is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2 at 1350 McLean Blvd. Event features games, arts and crafts, a puppet show and Maypole dancing. Free; but activities tickets are $1.50;

The Asian Kite Festival & Children's Day Celebration is from noon to 5 p.m. May 2 at Yujin Gakuen Elementary School, 250 Silver Lane. With kite-making classes and kite-flying competitions, music and dance, field games. Admission is free, but cost of making an Asian fighter kite is $3;

Center for Community Counseling's Stand Up for Mental Health Comedy Benefit is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 2 at the Richard E. Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St., Springfield. Doors open at 6 p.m. for complimentary appetizers; wine/beer for purchase. Tickets are $25;

Kentucky Derby Gala fundraiser for Pearl Buck Center begins at 5 p.m. May 2, at Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way. With a live auction and dinner. Tickets are $100; dressy attire, with optional derby hats to fit the horseracing theme. RSVP before Monday; 541-484-4666, Ext. 5109.

Vineyards and Violins begins at 5 p.m. May 2, at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., in Springfield. With a silent auction. Food and drink includes hors d'oeuvres, desserts, Northwest wines and sparkling cider. Tickets are $20 to $25;

Cloverdale Chapel, 34994 Danstrom Road in Creswell, is holding an art sale and Creswell Museum benefit from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3, with fabric art, photography, quilting, food, wine tasting, jewelry. Hourly prize drawings, too. Free.

Arc of Lane County hosts a Mother's and Father's Day Craft Bazaar and Vendor Fair, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3, at 4181 E. St., Springfield. Includes a bake sale and crafts for sale. Free admission.

A Family for Every Child is holding Princess for A Day for girls ages 2 to 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3 at Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way. Admission is free for girls in foster care. Sponsor a child, volunteer for the event or donate princess items;

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Focus on: All things Earthy and green

The Lane County Master Gardener Association is holding a benefit plant sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at EWEB's Rivers Edge Plaza, 500 East Fourth Ave. Sale includes vegetable starts, bare root trees, roses and more;

The Springfield Thunder Egg Rock Club hosts a one-day rock and mineral show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Goshen Fire Station, 85980 First St. in Goshen. Free.

The Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council, 28 S. Sixth St., Suite A, in Cottage Grove, is holding a tour of wildflowers at 10 a.m. today at the Cerro Gordo prairies and woodlands. Space and parking is limited. Free;

A Wildflower Walk is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Mount Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Road. With local ecologists Peg Boulay and Bruce Newhouse. Rain or shine. Meet at the visitor center. Cost is $5;

St. Vincent de Paul and MECCA partner for the Metamorphose Fashion and Art Show at 6 p.m. today at Oregon Wine Lab, 488 Lincoln St., in conjunction with Earth Day. Fashion show features the reuse works of seven fashion designers. Tickets are $12 at the door, with 18 and younger half price;

The Science Factory hosts an Earth Day open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 2300 Leo Harris Parkway, with free admission to the exhibit hall and the planetarium;

ReJewel, a fundraiser for the Makindu Children's Program, is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25 at The Bernadette Center, 1283 Lincoln St. Volunteers have collected hundreds of pieces of jewelry for reuse;

GloryBee's first Save the Bee 5K run/walk is at 10 a.m. April 25 at Fern Ridge Lake's Richardson County Park, 25950 Richardson Park Road in Junction City. Racing fees range from $12 to $25, with same-day registration at 8:30 a.m. Prizes awarded for the best bee costumes;

Sign up to take part in a trail work party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25 at Mount Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Road. Participants will be adding a new layer of bark mulch to the many trails. Tools and gloves will be provided. Meet at the visitor center. Work goes on rain or shine. RSVP via email to attend

The New Dream Family Center is holding its second annual Earth Week Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25th at 1295 W. 18th Ave. in Eugene. Proceeds benefit the family center's garden curriculum;

Nearby Nature hosts Earth Day Park Clean Up at Alton Baker Park at the pathway between the University of Oregon and Autzen Stadium, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 25. Activities include weeding a native wildflower bed, removing invasive plants, removing graffiti and cleaning up litter. Tools, gloves, instructions and equipment will be provided. Rain or shine;

Earth Day in the Park is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 25 at Alton Baker Park, with workshops, music and environmental speakers. Note: This event replaces the recently canceled annual event held at EWEB's River Place Plaza. Earth Day in the Park is on Facebook.

The Glide Wildflower Show celebrates 50 years from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 25-26 at the Glide Community Center, on Route 138E in Glide. With more than 600 species of native Oregon wildflowers, presentations and more. Free; glide

Nearby Nature is holding a Slime Time Nature Quest from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 at Alton Baker Park. Learn all about snails, slugs and other slimy creatures. Meet Eugene's Slug Queen, too. Cost is $2 to $5; Register at

The Oakridge Tree Planting Festival is May 1-4 in Oakridge, with various events planned, including a talent show, a fun run, a quilt show and tree planting, of course;

Allison Park Christian Church, 1520 Echo Hollow Road, hosts a plant sale from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 2 to raise money for kids summer camp. Donations suggested. Contact: 541-689-0319.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hosts a Family Fishing Day at Alton Baker Canoe Canal from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 3. On-site ODFW staff and volunteers provide equipment, teach youths how to bait and to cast and more. Licenses are required for anyone 14 and older and must be purchased online ahead of the event;

The OSU Extension Service, 996 Jefferson St., is holding an open garden from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. May 7, with volunteers available to teach about raised planter boxes, composting and adaptable gardening. Free, but donations are welcome;

The Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group is holding its 24th annual Hardy Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 9 at Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave., in the auditorium building. Free;

Mount Pisgah Arboretum's Wildflower & Music Festival is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17 at 34901 Frank Parrish Road. With nature walks, live music, arts and crafts, plant sale and more. Suggested donation is $8;

The Eugene Symphony Guild's annual Music in the Garden Tour is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 at various gardens in south Eugene. Tickets are $15 before the event, either online or at various sites ahead of the event; or $18 on the day of the event;

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