Byline: The Register-Guard
Earth Day Celebration in Cottage Grove - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Coiner Park, East Main Street in Cottage Grove; sponsors include Urban Forestry Committee, Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council, city of Cottage Grove and First Presbyterian Church Earth & Social Justice Committee; family-friendly event includes live music, food vendors, a kids' arts and crafts area, face painting, prize giveaways and demonstrations; booths will feature agencies, organizations or individuals who have an Earth Day message to share; free; 541-767-9793 or 541-942-1185.
BRING Recycling Earth Day Birthday Party - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Planet Improvement Center, 4446 Franklin Blvd. in Glenwood; free; celebration of local efforts to promote sustainability; Eugene Water & Electric Board will announce winners of two renewable energy grants worth up to $50,000 each; sponsors include cities of Eugene and Springfield, Lane Regional Air Protection Agency and Lane Transit District; activities, workshops, Repair2Reuse Caf for bicycles, information sharing, live music; 541-746-3023 or email@example.com.
Springfield Electric Mile - 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Valley River Center; electric go-cart racing in northwest parking lot; participants are high school students from around the state who have built their own battery-operated go-carts as part of their industrial technology class; free; 541-683-5511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whilamut Passage Work Party - 10 a.m. Saturday at Alton Baker Park at north side of Knickerbocker Bridge; tools and refreshments provided; free; 541-484-3939 or 541-515-8684.
Tire Mountain Wildflower Tour - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; explore meadow regions of Alpine Trail System and Tire Mountain in the Willamette National Forest just above Westfir; join Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council staff enthusiast Michelle Emmons and U.S. Forest Service biologist Melissa Johnson-Ravare on a hiking tour to observe seasonal floral displays and learn more about native pollinators; meet at Middle Fork District Ranger Station in Westfir on Highway 58 at 9 a.m. to carpool to Windy Pass trailhead; expect to cover between 5 to 6 miles as an out-and-back; bring daypack with camera, binoculars, lunch/snacks and water; wear sturdy shoes and dress in layers for the weather; limited space, register RSVP by email at email@example.com; more information at 541-937-9800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduction to Fermentation Class - 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Road; $60 cost includes handouts and lunch; class will cover basic science of fermentation, what is safe and what is not; participants will learn to make sauerkraut, Kimchi, Kombucha, Kefir, yogurt, crme fraiche and sourdough starter; more information and registration forms available on OSU Extension Service Lane County website; for additional information, call 541-344-4885 or 541-344-5859.
New Dream Family Center Benefit Plant Sale - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at center, 1295 W. 18th Ave.; veggie starts, flowering perennials, cut bouquets and raffle; Barefoot Books on site will donate 20 percent of book sales to New Dream; 541-344-1905.