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Byline: The Register-Guard

This weekend

The Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene presents a Middle Eastern Dance Festival from noon to 11 p.m. today at Cozmic, 199 W. Eighth Ave. The event includes workshops led by performers from throughout the state. Special guest Sharan Kihara will perform in the evening gala at 8:30;

The Emerald City Roller Girls are at it again at 6 tonight at the Lane Events Center auditorium. Tickets are $15 at the door; kids older than 6 are $5;

The annual Hospice Walk and Run to Remember is at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Medical Center, RiverBend, 3333 Riverbend Drive, Springfield. Run or walk either two or four miles, with fees going to support hospice services. Racing fees are $15 to $25, with same-day registration available;

Vote for your favorite decorated bras on display Monday through Oct. 31 at Dandelions Flowers, 1710 Chambers St., as part of the Bras for a Cure fundraiser for the Oregon Cancer Foundation. Your votes count;

The annual Run with the Duck 5K is at 8 a.m. Sunday starting at Riverfront Field at University of Oregon. The run, part of a healthy campus initiative, is one of the events planned on University of Oregon's Homecoming weekend, for students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni. Sign up at

Plan ahead

The Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation's Fall Festival is from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 24 at Sprout!, 418 A St. in Springfield. The event features culinary workshops, a family-friendly carnival, a farmer's market and food carts, and the grand opening of Claim 52 Brewing's second site The Abbey. Also a concert featuring Bump in the Road begins at 8 p.m. Admission is free; concert is $5;

Mr. Bill's Traveling Trivia comes to Rogue Public House from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 24 and every Friday, 844 Olive St. Form a team and play trivia with Mr. Bill;

It's Family Fit Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 24, at Sheldon Community Center, 2445 Willakenzie Road. Enjoy recreation time in the gym or pool and at the playground. Admission is free. Call 541-682-5312 to register.

Habitat for Humanity for Junction City/Harrisburg/Monroe is holding a Fall Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 24 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 25 at First Christian Church, 1250 Nyssa St. in Junction City. Thousands of items will be for sale, with drawings, a quilt raffle and refreshments.

Junction City's Little Opry hosts a fundraiser for the Junction City Grange at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at Junction City Grange Hall, 1420 Kalmia in Junction City. Admission is $5, $3 for ages 5 to 16; free for ages 4 and younger.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Cabela's is hosting a benefit dinner for Womenspace called "Hunting for Hope, Fishing For Families" from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 25, at the Oregon Horse Center, 90751 Prairie Road. The event features both a silent and a live auction. Admission is $20;

The annual Mushroom Festival is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26, Mount Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Road. There will be a huge mushroom exhibit, live music, hay rides, a scarecrow contest, apple pressing and plenty of food and wine, arts and crafts, etc. The suggested donation is $8, and free for ages 12 and younger. Parking is free on the day of the festival. No pets are allowed;

Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine holds its annual Monster Mash 1K run for kids at 9:30 a.m., and 5K run/walk at 10 a.m., Oct. 26 at Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Road. Racing fees range from $10 to $30, with same-day registration available;

Last Friday ArtWalk in the Whiteaker neighborhood is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 31. Enjoy public works of art and open art galleries, as well as tastings at various breweries and eateries. Admission is free.

Mark your calendar

Future events to make note of:

The ninth annual Women's Comedy Festival is at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Springfield. Tickets are $30. Featured comics include Lucia Fasano, Kirsten Kuppenbender and JoAnn Schinderle.

Eugene International Film Festival, Nov. 7-9, Valley River Center - Regal Cinemas, 293 Valley River Center. Admission varies.

McKenzie Cider & Craft Beer Festival, Nov. 7-8, Willamalane Center, 250 S. 32nd St., Springfield. Admission varies.

Fall Creek Mushroom Hike, Nov. 8, through Oregon Wild ( Suggested donations: $10 for nonmembers, $5 for members.

The Autumn Trails Eugene Run is at 10 a.m. Nov. 9, with distances of 3.5 miles, 6 miles, 10 miles and 16 miles. Admission varies.

A Family for Every Child's annual fundraiser, A Home for the Holidays, is from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way. Tickets are $75.

Eugene Saturday Market's Holiday Market opens Nov. 22 on weekends through Dec. 21 at Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave., Eugene. Final day of the market is Dec. 24. Free admission.

Eugene Water and Electric Board's Run to Stay Warm, Nov. 23, EWEB Plaza, Fourth and Mill. Half marathon, 10K and 5K runs.

Festival of Trees, Nov. 26-30, Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way. Tickets $3-$6.

Turkey Trot Eugene, Nov. 27, Valley River Center. Four-mile run; two-mile walk.

Turkey Stuffer, Nov. 27, Splash at Lively Park, Springfield. 5K run.

Springfield Holiday Parade and Tuba Carol Concert, Dec. 6, downtown Springfield. Free admission.

The Eugene Symphony Guild holds its Holiday Kitchen Tour Dec. 6, featuring tours of six kitchens in Eugene-Springfield.

Eugene Concert Choir, 40th Anniversary Holiday Extravaganza, 3 p.m. Dec. 7, Hult Center for the Performing Arts.

Frozen Trail Runfest, Dec. 13 at Howard Buford Recreation Area; with 50-mile, 15-mile, 9-mile and 5K runs. Admission varies.

Eugene Holiday Half Marathon and Hustle, Dec. 20; course runs along Fern Ridge Path and includes a 10K;

Eugene Ballet Company's The Nutcracker Ballet, Dec. 20-21, the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets range from $28-$53.

Winter Folk Festival, Jan. 17-18, Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. Tickets include single day options, or weekend pass;

Oregon Truffle Festival, Jan. 23-25, 2015; at various venues in Eugene; tickets already on sale at

Oregon Asian Celebration, Feb. 14-15, Lane Events Center. Free admission children 12 and younger.

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Focus on: Halloween

Don't miss out on local farms' hay rides, haunted corn mazes and other harvest-related entertainment; check out our overview of farm events through October 31:

Create clay Halloween decorations with a master potter from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard St. A $30 fee includes instruction, clay, glazes and firing. Register online at

Get ready for Mount Pisgah Arboretum's Scarecrow Contest by attending a Scarecrow Building and Pumpkin Carving Workshop from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, at the arboretum's White Oak Pavilion, 34901 Frank Parrish Road. Design your own scarecrow to enter into the contest that's part of the Mushroom Festival, Oct. 26. Pants, shirts, straw and pumpkins will be provided. Fees are $5 per pumpkin or scarecrow;

Feeling as if you want to be spooked? Cottage Grove's Severed Armory Haunted House, 628 E. Washington Ave., Cottage Grove is up and running with weekend hours on Friday and Saturday nights through Nov. 8, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The house will be open until midnight on Halloween, Oct. 31. Includes special effects and sounds for ultimate scary thrills. Admission is $7; $3 for each additional same-day trip. Children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult;

The third annual Thrill the World Eugene dance is at 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the basketball courts at Washington-Jefferson Park. Dressed as zombies, participants will dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" at the appointed time, joining dancers around the world attempting to break a world record; funds raised support ShelterCare. Register and learn choreography at

Nearby Nature's annual Haunted Hike is from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 25 at Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Road. Rain or shine, enjoy a pumpkin-lit hike to meet costumed creatures. Cost is $5. Advanced registration is required; 541-687-9699.

The annual Mad Scientists' Halloween Extravaganza is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Science Factory, 2300 Leo Harris Parkway. Mad scientists will be conducting haunting experiments for all ages inside and there will be pumpkin launching with a trebuchet outside. Wear your costumes. Admission is $15 per family.

Boo Barn is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Road. Features a haunted house, ghost stories and carnival games. Free admission;

Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave. in Coos Bay, hosts folklorist and story-teller Abbie Anderson Oct. 30 for spooky and scary tales. Family-friendly scares are at 4 p.m. for the younger set, with truly spooky yarns at 7 p.m. for 10 years and older (warning: these will be spooky). Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

All Hallows' Eugene takes place in downtown with a variety of events at several businesses and organizations from 3 p.m. to post midnight Oct. 31. Trick-or-treating with downtown merchants begins at 3 p.m. and spooky stories will be read at the downtown library starting at 5 p.m. Other highlights are a flash mob performing to Michael Jackson's "Thriller," a Haunted House art exhibit and a horror film competition at Bijou Cinemas. For a full schedule of events, go to

Trick or Treat and Magic Show is from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 31 at Springfield City Hall on Fifth Street in downtown. There will be trick-or-treating in the city's departments, balloon animal creations and a magic show. Admission is free.

Halloween Howl in Cottage Grove is from 3 p.m. to midnight Oct. 31 in downtown. Event features trick-or-treating, a light parade and artwalk, along with live music. Free admission.

Howl-O-Ween Haunt is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at River Road Parks and Recreation District, 1400 Lake Road. Includes a costume contest, trick-or-treating and creepy cuisine. Free; game and activity tickets are 25 cents each.

Haunted House for all ages is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 at Living Grace Christian Fellowship, 1090 Berntzen Road. Free, but donations accepted.

Pfeiffer Winery hosts All Hallows' Eve - A Wicked Pairing, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 31, 25040 Jaeg Road in Junction City. There will be wine, food, live music, a costume contest. Tickets are $25. RSVP is required; call 541-998-2828.

Domaine Meriwether Winery, 88324 Vineyard Lane, Veneta, presents its second annual Halloween Soiree from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 31. Barry MacGuire will serve as DJ, and there will be costume contests and tastings. 21 and older only. Cover charge is $5.

Noble Estate Vineyard and Winery's Urban Tasting Room hosts Pinots and Pumpkins from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 31, at 560 Commercial St. With music, chocolate tasting, wine and beer tastings. Admission is free.

A Night to Dismember: Night of the Living Dead Dance is from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Nov. 1 at Blairally Vintage Arcade, 245 Blair Blvd. Includes zombie costume contests. Admission is $5 cover and $5 per contest; proceeds go to American Red Cross. For 21 and older.

The Pumpkin' Chunkin' competition starts at noon Nov. 2, at The Science Factory, 2300 Leo Harris Parkway. Free, but sign up to compete; email
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