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Mar 08

Weekly Recap- March 8, 2019

Posted to Keeping in touch: Notes from the Mayor by Nicole Bernstein

The first week of the month is usually quiet for council, which doesn’t normally meet.  This week was an exception: we scheduled a Wednesday meeting in order to allow council to discuss House Bill 2001.

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Jan 23

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: From the Forest to the River

Posted to Parks Pulse by Elissa Gavette

What do Western pond turtles and river otters have to do with wildfire protection? Over the past year, the Parks and Open Space Ecological Services Team undertook an innovative collaboration to make our natural areas more resilient to wildfire while also improving habitat and benefiting our river friends.

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Feb 11

Renovation and expansion plans update

Posted to Rec News & Stories by Benjamin Schorzman

Rec is hard at work on our bond goals of caring for and making the most of what we have and serving the entire community. We have begun the design phases of the two top bond priorities: renovations and expansions to Campbell Community Center and Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center.

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May 10

Summer in the Park Blocks

Posted to What's Happening Downtown? by Katie Sproles

Tai Chi in the Park Blocks

Summer has finally arrived, and EUGfun! is filling the Park Blocks at 8th and Oak Street with family-friendly fun. And it’s all free! From morning Tai Chi to lunchtime music to Friday evening concerts, there’s something for everyone.

Morning: Tai Chi
Start your mornings stress-free with Tai Chi at the Park Blocks. This gentle exercise class improves your coordination and relieves stress from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Lunchtime: Music & Markets
Every Tuesday through Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m., relax with food cart fare on the new dining deck and enjoy live performances from a variety of talented artists. The Now! Performing Arts Series each Wednesday features folk, country, pop, African American Gospel, jazz, hip-hop, high-energy African and Hawaiian guitar. Then on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, the HiFi Street Performance Series entertains with music and more.

On Tuesdays, you’ll find fresh produce and family activities at the Lane County Farmers Market. The market hosts family days on select Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 20, June 27, July 4, July 18, Aug. 1, Aug. 15 and Aug. 29. Activities include ladybug release, a donkey petting zoo, games, giant tinker toys, food vendors and live music. Listen to the recent Farmers Market Minute interview on KZEL. 

Evening: Arts & Entertainment

Finish off your week with Fridays at the Park Blocks. Enjoy food carts, a beer garden and a variety of arts and entertainment from 4:30 to 8 p.m. every week through August except the first Friday of each month. On June 16, July 21 and August 18, ArtCity presents Studio Without Walls – an active, eclectic, hothouse of multidisciplinary art happenings that engage the public. On June 23, the musical trio VCR brings a high-energy live show along with food from Dominican Delights and Taco Intrusion. Stay tuned for details on more upcoming Friday concerts presented by HiFi Music Hall and EUGfun!.

And, mark your calendar for Thursdays in August starting at 9 p.m., when you can bring your family and friends to watch movies at the Park Blocks. Pop the popcorn, grab the blankets and chairs and head over to watch the featured movies, “Pele´: Birth of a Legend”, “Mary Poppins”, “Remember the Titans” and “Tangled.” 

The EUGfun! events at the Park Blocks aim to make downtown more fun and inviting for everyone. Check out eugfun.org for information about all these events and much more.