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Bay Area Seniors' Computer Club - 9:15 a.m., Social Hall, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1290 Thompson Road. Christmas party; open to people 50 and older. For more information, call 267-3326 or 756-4476.


Run to support track: The Jingle Bell Run, which includes a 5K run, 5K fitness walk and a children's walk, will be held Saturday as a fund raiser for the track team at Cottage Grove High School.

Organized by track coach Nathan Bridgens, the event begins with registration at 7:30 a.m. at the Lane Community College Cottage Grove campus at 1275 S. River Road.

The adult run and walk begin at 9 a.m., with the children's event at 9:30 a.m. The course follows River Road to Jason Lee Street to R Street past Bohemia Elementary School, down Main Street, right on River Road, onto Harrison Avenue and Fourth Street and ends at Lincoln Middle School.

The cost to participate is $15 per person. Participants can register in advance at Better Bodies in Cottage Grove, Run Pro or Pace Setter Athletics in Eugene, or online at

For more information, call Bridgens at Cottage Grove High School, 942-3391.

Funeral home offers service: Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel will hold its 13th annual Holiday Memorial Service on Sunday, offering music, readings, scripture, a candle-lighting ceremony and the reading of the names of those being honored.

The names of people who have died can be placed on Christmas ornaments that will decorate the memorial service Christmas tree.

Those who wish to also can stop by the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday and provide a small picture, poem, letter or other article for placement in a clear plastic ornament as a remembrance to hang on the tree.

The ornaments have a diameter of 3.5 inches and an opening of 1.5 inches for insertion of mementos and will be returned to those who put them on the tree after the 3 p.m. service Sunday.

The funeral chapel is at 123 S. Seventh St. For more information, call 942-0185.


Prospectors and Golddiggers Annual Christmas Open House and Bazaar - 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dr. Snapp House, 360 S. River Road. Decorated trees for sale by silent auction, handmade ornaments, baked goods, crafts, decorations and refreshments. For more information, call 942-9225.


Comprehensive Parks Advisory Committee - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs Ave. Open house to talk with city residents about their concept of local parks, what facilities should be made available and how parks amenities should be funded; session to include historical display, public poll, slide presentation and public discussion. For more information, call 942-3340.

Western Oregon Opry, Ltd. - 6 p.m. doors open, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. concert, Auditorium, Cottage Grove High School, 1000 Taylor Ave. Annual country Christmas concert with music by Western Oregon Opry Band, Slim Chance, Paul Putnam & Friends, Grassy Creek, The Trammels. General admission $5, senior citizens $3, students $1, children under 7 free, or pay $1 plus donation of nonperishable or canned food for Eugene Mission. For more information, call 942-1523 or 688-0937.


Rotary Club Christmas Party - 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Bohemia Elementary School, 721 South R St. Free games, prizes, refreshments, face-painting, pictures with Santa Claus. Open to the public. 942-3331 or 942-0176.


Empty bowl sale set: Florence Food Share's sixth annual "empty bowl sale," which raises money for the organization's program to provide food to needy people, will be held Friday and Saturday.

More than 400 handmade bowls created by local artists will be sold for $10 apiece. Along with the bowls, buyers get a voucher for a free serving of soup at one of nine participating restaurants in Florence's Old Town.

The sale begins with a ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. Friday at the Grape Leaf, 1368-C Bay St. It will include a silent auction at which a number of large bowls and other art objects will be sold.

Florence Food Share provides food for more than 1,100 people per month at a cost of less than $1 per meal.

Program benefits hospice: Residents will gather Sunday to honor people special to them, living and dead, at the annual "Light up a Life" program at the Florence Events Center.

The highlight of the free 2 p.m. event will be the lighting of a large Christmas tree decorated with hundreds of gold and silver stars inscribed with names. The gold stars honor people who have died, the silver ones are dedicated to those still living.

Atop the tree will be a special gold star to honor the people who died in the Sept. 11 East Coast terrorist attacks.

Residents can still ask that a star be hung in remembrance of a loved one. There is no charge, but the suggested donation is $15 for a single star, $25 for two and $50 for three. Each year the program raises thousands of dollars to benefit Peace Harbor Hospice.

Those who want to order a star can call the hospice at 997-3418. After Sunday's program, those who ordered the stars can collect them at the Peace Harbor Home Health and Hospice office at 310 Ninth St.

The ceremony will include music by harpist Judy Aslakson of Reedsport and a trio made up of Rex and Julie Underwood of Mapleton and Judy Wales of Florence.


Florence Area Chamber of Commerce - noon, Clawson's Windward Inn, 3757 Highway 101. Roxanne McAnally of Tobacco Free Lane County will discuss laws relating to tobacco sales. Public welcome. 997-3128.



Planning Commission - 6 p.m., City Hall, 915 N. Lake Road. Wintergreen subdivision plan modification. For more information, call 759-3011.



Hearings Official - 9 a.m., Harris Hall, 125 E. Eighth Ave., Eugene. For more information, call 682-4287.

Lane Workforce Partnership Board - noon, Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette St., Eugene. For more information, call 682-7228.

Santa Clara Community Organization - 7:30 p.m., Civic Center, 2615 River Road. For more information, call 688-1406.

Local Government Boundary Commission - 7 p.m., Council Chamber, City Hall, 777 Pearl St., Eugene. Annexation of territory to Southern Lane County Rural Fire Protection District and extension east and west of South 79th Street in Springfield. For more information, call 682-4099.



City Council - 7 p.m., Council Chamber, City Hall, 48318 E. First St. Public hearing on vacation of Ferry Glen Drive from Rainbow Street to its end; League of Oregon Cities resolution; declaration of surplus property at 48319 E. First St.; liquor license for McGillicuddy's; rural fire district resolution; Oakridge Industrial Park master plan; Community Center feasibility study. For more information, call 782-2258.



Lions Club/Oakland Emergency Pantry Indoor Garage Sale - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sutherlin Lions Club Building, 175 E. First St. Tools, electrical parts, building and carpentry supplies, gadgets, etc. Bring food donation to help Oakland Emergency Pantry.


District sets open house: The Swisshome-Deadwood Rural Fire Protection District will hold an open house Saturday in the Quick Response Team Building at Station One to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the department.

The open house will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The district organized in 1966, bought its first two trucks in 1968, and has stations in Swisshome and Deadwood.

It has 17 volunteers and a women's auxiliary, which has helped raise money to buy equipment.


Fund raising begins: The Yachats Youth and Family Activities Program, which offers more than 40 hours of activities for children and families each week, has begun its annual fund-raising drive with a goal of $5,000.

The program centered at the Yachats Commons provides activities for 25 to 35 children five days a week. It also provides a variety of programs and activities for teen-agers and adults.

Donations can be sent to YYFAP, P.O. Box 151, Yachats, OR 97498.


Public Works and Street Commission - 7 p.m., Civic Meeting Room, Yachats Commons, 441 Highway 101. Trail designs for village circulation system; review of water and sewer fees.

For more information, call 547-3565.


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