Weekend events for Lane County and beyond, Sept. 2-4, Labor Day weekend

This weekend

The Hardesty Hardcore Trail Run, which includes a 14-mile and a 5.5-mile option, is at 8 a.m. Sept. 2, beginning at the Hardesty Trailhead in Oakridge. The 14-mile run is considered very challenging, and the 5.5-mile option is easy to moderate. Racing fees are $ 25 to $ 45, and there is race-day registration; level32racing.com.

First Saturday Park Walk through the city of Eugene is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 2, beginning at Dorris Ranch, 205 Dorris St. in Springfield. Upcoming walks include Ridgeline Trail at the Amazon Headwaters access, Oct. 7; the West Eugene Wetlands at the Checkermallow access, Nov. 4; and the Springfield Mill Race Path, Dec. 2. Free; eugene-or.gov.

The Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 303 Willamette St., hosts a benefit sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 2. All proceeds from the sale help to benefit SMJ House operations; smjhouse.org.

Cascades Raptor Center, 32275 Fox Hollow Road, hosts International Vulture Awareness Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 2. There will be vulture-themed activities for kids of all ages. Learn about these seriously endangered birds and their importance in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. The raptor center also will be open on Labor Day, Sept. 4, with admission as $ 9; cascadesraptorcenter.org.

Live music begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Eugene Saturday Market, including the following performers: Rudolf Korv, 10 a.m.; Rich Glauber, 11 a.m.; Richard Crandell & Masumi Timson, noon; Lea Jones, 1 p.m.; Brian Ernst, 2 p.m.; The Geo 4, 3:30 p.m.; eugenesaturdaymarket.org.

The Springfield VFW’s Labor Day Chicken Barbecue fundraiser begins at 10 a.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 2-4, and continues until the chicken is sold out each day. Barbecue site is 5344 Main St. in Springfield. 541-747-7564.

The Yachats Ladies Club, 286 W. Third St. in Yachats, hosts its annual Labor Day Weekend Pie Social starting at 11 a.m. Saturday until the pies are gone; so arrive early for the best selection. Pie varieties include apple, cherry, rhubarb, strawberry rhubarg, assorted berry, assorted cream pies, lemon meringue, sour cream cherry, chocolate truffle, pumpkin and key lime. There are some sugar free and gluten free options. Slices are generous, $ 4 each. There also are huge brownies for $ 3. Add ice cream for a $ 1. 541-547-3205.

The Oregon State Fair at the Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center in Salem continues through Monday. Featured concerts include Dwight Yoakam, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Kenny Loggins, Third Eye Blind and Eddie Money among others. Attractions include carnival and rides, Author’s Day, Dogville, where dogs perform, a nightly laser show. General admission is $ 6 for adults, $ 5 for children ages 6 to 11, $ 1 for seniors; oregonstatefair.org.

Agrarian Ales, 31115 W. Crossroads Lane, continues to host its Hop Harvest Festival from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Visitors may help with hop harvest, take a farm and brewery tour, enjoy drink and food specials. There also will be live music; agales.com.

Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St. in Springfield, presents free Youth Art Works Art Classes 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, for ages 6 and older. Must be registered to attend. Upcoming class is Volume and Shape of Living Forms, Sept. 2; Painting, Sept. 9; Painting with Feeling, Sept. 16; emeraldartcenter.org.

The Garden Weasels perform 1960s and 1970s rock from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Sam Bond’s Brewery, 540 E. Eighth Ave., ahead of the Ducks game at Autzen Stadium. Free admission; sambondsbrewing.com.

The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1680 E. 15th Ave., presents Walk & Talk at the Museum, a talk and tour of the exhibits at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3. Included with the price of general admission, $ 5, Also, admission is free to the museum on the weekends of a UO Ducks home football game; natural-history.uoregon.edu.

Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Ave., hosts several free events throughout September, including Son Jarocho Music and Dance with Omar Rojas at 2 p.m Sept. 2; romance novelist Susan Wiggs at 2 p.m. Sept. 10; a Fix-It Fair from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23; a Banned Book Green Screen Photo Booth from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24; and Harmony and Peace in Calligraphy at 2 p.m. Sept. 30; eugene-or.gov/library.

Join the Wolf Pack Dance with prerounds at 7:30 p.m. and square dance calls at 8 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Emerald Dance Center, 2095 Yolanda Ave. in Springfield. Dress is casual. Cost is $ 5, $ 2 for youths; 541-726-8785. The next dance, the Cascade Callers and Cuers Fifth Saturday Dance is Sept. 30.

The Willamette Family 5K Run for a Cause is at 8 a.m. Sept. 3 at Maurie Jacobs Park in Eugene. This event is a benefit for the Child Development Center of Willamette Family. The racing fee is $ 35 for adults, free for kids; eclecticedgeracing.com.

The Eugene Yacht Club, 26126 Bangs Road in Junction City, hosts a Family Sail Day open to the public from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 3. This benefit for Relief Nursery features sailing and paddling opportunities, lawn games, a wooden boat display and grilled foods. Local teen musicians to perform. There’s an optional champagne cruise at night; eugeneyachtclub.org.

The Eugene Brews Cruise 5K run and walk is at noon Sept. 4, starting at Hop Valley Brewing Co., 990 W. First Ave. in the Whiteaker District. Racing fees are $ 20 to $ 30 and there is race-day registration; level32racing.com.

Local theater productions: “Queen of Hearts,” Saturday, Sept. 2, Upstart Crow Studios, 855 First Ave., upstartcrowstudios.org.

Plan ahead

  • Single Trees Square Dance Club holds mainstream-level square dancing with round dancing at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Emerald Square Dance Center, 2095 Yolanda Ave. in Springfield. Admission is $ 5; 541-685-0388. The next event is Sept. 22.

2nd Friday Art Walk in downtown Springfield is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 8, starting at Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St., and led by Santa Frida Bobasita, the newly-crowned Slug Queen. Free; emeraldartcenter.org.

The Rods ‘N’ Rhodies Invitational Car Show is Sept. 8-10 in historic Old Town Florence. Features hot rods and custom cruisers on display, food and music, a citywide garage sale and the Florence Book Festival as part of the festivities. Free for spectators; florencechamber.com.

The annual Trailer Trash Bash, a jam of 20 professional musicians and featuring Dixieland, small Big Band and traditional jazz from the 1920s and 1930s is Sept 8-10 at the Florence Elks RV Park on Mercer Lake Road in Florence. Hours are from noon to 8 p.m. Sept 8, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 9 and from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 10. 541-726-1618.

Operation: Food Rescue, an event to draw awareness to global food waste, begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at the park blocks in downtown Eugene. The event includes a free community meal with a sampling of dishes made from ingredients that would otherwise have been thrown away. Food is first-come, first-served and will be vegetarian. Partners for the event are Party Downtown, Organic Redneck, Pasta Gardner among others. Free; 541-682-5224 for more information.

The Family Forest Fest, a camping weekend that includes hiking, family yoga, music, movies under the starts, vendors and more, is Sept. 8-10 at Leaping Lamb Farm, 20368 Honey Grove Road in Alsea. Day passes and overnight camping passes are available for purchase at familyforestfest.com.

Belly Dancers for Full Bellies, a fundraiser for FOOD for Lane County is at 8 p.m. Sept. 8 at Sam Bond’s Brewery, 540 E. Eighth Ave. This event features local dance performers and a silent art auction. Admission is $ 5, ro a nonperishable food donation. All ages are welcome until 9 p.m. On Facebook.

Rebel Comedy Alliance presents Standing Up, a comedy benefit for FOOD for Lane County, at 9 p.m. Sept. 8 at Whirled Pies, 199 W. Eighth Ave. Performers include Randy Mendez, Josh Barnes, Kelly Richardson and Andrea B. Cost is $ 10; 541-338-9333.

The Walterville Fair is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Walterville Community Center, 39359 Camp Creek Road in Walterville. Annual event features the Walterville Waddle 5K run/walk, a parade and dog parade; a barbecue chicken dinner. Children younger than 17 are free; 541-747-9297. The Walterville Waddle begins at 8 a.m. at the center. Racing fees are $ 15 to $ 35. Register before Sept. 4 to guarantee a T-shirt; electicedgeracing.com.

The Springfield Lutheran Church, 1542 I St. in Springfield, hosts a free community breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sept. 9. Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausages, hash browns, juice, milk and coffee; springfieldlutheran.org.

The Humane Society of Cottage Grove hosts Bow Wow Around Town, a 2-mile walk benefit event, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 9 beginning in Prospector Park, 913 S. River Road in Cottage Grove. Cost is $ 10 per person, $ 15 per family. Same-day registration begins at 9:30 a.m. There will be refreshments for people and for dogs; 541-953-9112.

The Veneta Harvest Festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 9 in downtown Veneta. There will be a farmers’ market, a quilt show, live music and arts and crafts; 541-935-8443.

The Oregon State University Extension Service presents a Tomato/Salsa Preservation Workshop from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Road. The workshop costs $ 30 per person and registration is required; extension.oregonstate.edu/lane.

The Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene presents music featuring the ensemble Harika with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the show starting at 7 p.m. Sept. 9, at Whirled Pies, 199 W. Eighth Ave. Admission is $ 7; 541-338-9333.

Unveiled: Eugene’s Queer Burlesque presents “Homecoming” on Sept. 9 at The Wayward Lamb, 150 W. Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. This is a “humorous and heartfelt tribute to the archaic social traction: the Homecoming Dance. For 21 and older. Admission is $ 6; 541-654-5106.

The Coburg Antique Fair is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 in downtown Coburg. Free, but there is $ 5 parking with a shuttle; coburgchamber.com.

The BRING Home and Garden Tour is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 10. The tour features five private homes with green features, two housing developments that were sponsored by local nonprofits, two organic gardens and one business. Tickets are $ 10 in advance and $ 14 at the door; bringrecyling.org.

The Hop-to-Hop 10K Walk/Run begins at 10 a.m. Sept. 10, beginning at Hop Valley Brewing Co.’s Springfield site, 980 Kruse Way, and ending at its Eugene location, 990 W. First Ave. This is a fundraising event for the Eugene/Springfield chapter of the American Cancer Society. To register and donate, visit hopvalleyhoptohop.org.

Heart of the Country, a benefit concert for A Family for Every Child, is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at Adkins Blueberry Farm, 85995 Gossler Road. There will be live country music, family fun activities, vendors, food trucks and more. Admission is $ 15; food and drink for additional purchase; afamilyforeverychild.org.

The Ferret Agility Trials are from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at Emerald Park, 1400 Lake Drive. This year’s theme is Hawaiian. Admission is free, but activities tickets are 25 cents. The highlight is to watch ferrets compete through a number of obstacles and games. This is a benefit event for Lane Area Ferret Shelter and Rescue. For ferrets to compete, cost is $ 3. Ferrets must be in a carrier or on leash. 541-484-1090.

Also at Emerald Park on Sept. 10, Parenting Now! presents at Grandparents’ Day Celebration from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 1400 Lake Drive, Sept. 10. There will be family activities and ice cream. Free; parentingnow.org.

Ilene Cummings leads a Forgiveness Workshop from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Eugene Friends Meeting House, 2274 Onyx St. This event is free and open to the public. Email me_bouvier@yahoo.com, or ilene.m.cummings@gmail.com.

The Singin’est Day of the Year, featuring the Cascade Chorus performing a cappella barbershop harmonies and the Greater Eugene Chorus, is at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Sheldon High School, 2455 Willakenzie Road. Tickets are $ 12 to $ 15; half price for children 12 and younger; cascadechorus.org.

Oakway Center hosts an Electric Vehicle Expo from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 10. Learn about electric charging and check out a variety of electric cars and bicycles. For all ages and free; driveelectricweek.org.

The Eugene Symphony Guild celebrates its 50th anniversary from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 with a fundraising benefit event, “Cheers to 50 Years,” featuring vintage cars and modeled vintage outfits, wine, music and food, all at Valhalla Winery, 23785 Highway 126 in Veneta. Admission is $ 12; eugenesymphonyguild.org.

Enjoy ballroom dancing at the Veterans’ Memorial Club, 1626 Willamette St., Sept. 10. Evening includes an intermediate rumba class at 5 p.m., a beginning/plus lesson at 6 p.m. and open dancing from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. General admission is $ 10; eugeneballroom.org.

Mark your calendar

Thrill the World Eugene dance practices for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” start from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Venue 252, 252 Lawrence St., and continue Sept. 18, Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 12, Oct. 16 and Oct. 23. All ages and abilities are welcome. The final performance is at 3 p.m. Oct. 28, location to be announced; thirlltheworldeugene.com.

The Eugene Heritage Rose Group hosts a Propogation Workshop and Cutting Exchange from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St. Learn how to take winter cuttings of roses. Free; elainesedlack@gmail.com.

The Willamette Resources and Educational Network hosts a Wetland Wander from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 12 at Golden Gardens Park, on Jessen Drive. Free; WREN is on Facebook.

Artists interested in participating in the Umpqua Plein Air Festival, Sept. 13-16, should register online at uvarts.com/umpqua-plein-air/. Cost to attend is $ 75 to $ 85. Activities include a demo from Kathryn Stats, three paint-out locations, an artist brunch and live music, and awards. The exhibit of works is Sept. 16 through Oct. 24 at the Umpqua Arts Center.

The Mount Angel Oktoberfest is Sept. 14-17 in downtown Mount Angel. Festivities include a car show, wiener dog races, German food and drink, dancing, a half marathon and more. Day passes are $ 5 to $ 7 before 5 p.m.; $ 8 to $ 15 after 5 p.m. An all-festival pass is $ 30; oktoberfest.org.

The Big Tree Beer and Cider Festival is Sept. 15-16 at the Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave., and features craft beer, food and live music. Tickets are $ 12 to $ 17 and include a custom pint glass and three tastings; bigtreebeerfest.com.

Aloha Friday is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 15 at Whirled Pies Downtown, 199 W. Eighth Ave. A social hour with Hawaiian food is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and music with Brother Noland is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free, but donations are appreciated; this event is on Facebook.

Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E. 15th Ave., hosts the Mayor’s Teen Art Show reception and awards ceremony from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 15. The show features 41 artists fro 11 schools; mkartcenter.org.

The Track Town Swing Club opens its season Sept. 15 at the Veterans’ Memorial Building, 1626 Willamette St. Dancing is from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $ 10 to $ 15. For 18 and older; on Facebook.

Take a tour of the Willamette Confluence Preserve from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 16. During this 3- to 4-mile mostly flat walking tour, volunteer docents will lead participants around the preserve to highlight conservation efforts and more. Register to attend, please, at bufordpark.org.

The Northwest Nationals for Drag Boat Racing are Sept. 16-17 at Dexter Lake. Races begin at 9 a.m. each day. Cost for spectators is $ 10 on Saturday and $ 12 on Sunday, or a $ 20 weekend pass; cdbaracing.com.

The Central Coast Orchid Society Show & Sale is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16 at the First Presbyterian Church of Newport, 227 N.E. 12th St. in Newport. Vendors will ask questions about growing orchids. For sale will be orchids, pots, potting medium, books and orchid-related art. For all ages. Free; 541-265-2841.

Willamalane Park and Recreation District’s PetFest is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at Lively Park, 6100 Thurston Road in Springfield. There will be more than 30 vendors at this festival for pets (this includes dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, reptiles, etc.). There will be demonstrations and a cover model search for Spot Magazine. Free; willamalane.org.

Tour Ahimsa Acres from 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 16, to learn from co-directors Dale and Sandy Lugenbehl about committed vegan living in food, clothing, building methods and food-growing techniques. Must register to attend for more information, ahimsaacres.org.

A Sea of Quilts quilt show from the Coos Sand ’n Sea Quilters is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 17, at the Boys and Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon, 3333 Walnut Ave. in Coos Bay. The show includes more than 200 quilts and wall hangings. It is held in conjunction with the Bay Area Fun Festival and the Steve Prefontaine. Admission is $ 5; 541-297-2251.

Depoe Bay City Park, on Shell Avenue at the south end of town, hosts the annual Salmon Bake from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. but dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16. Cost is $ 25. Also includes Native American drummers and dancers, as well as local entertainers. About 2,000 pounds of salmon will be cooked over an open fire. Tickets are $ 23 in advance, or $ 25 at the gate, if available; depoebaychamber.org.

The Lane County Dahlia Society Show is from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 16 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 17 at Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave. This year’s theme is A Carnival of Dahlias, featuring exhibitors from Oregon and Washington. Admission is free; 541-954-9694.

The Hult Center for Performing Arts celebrates its 35th anniversary with a day of free events Sept. 16, including historic tours of The Hult at 12:30 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m., screenings of “E.T. The Extraterrestrial” at 2 p.m. and at 8 p.m., and an after-party with a 1980s theme from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tickets are available at hultcenter.org.

The McKenzie Highland Games and British and Classic Car Show is Sept. 16 at Willamalane Park and Recreation’s Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation, 250 S. 32nd St. in Springfield; mckenziehighlandgames.com.

The Arthritis Bike Classic, a benefit for the Arthritis Foundation, is a three- or six-day cycling adventure, a fully supported tour through Oregon. It begins Sept. 16 in Armitage Park and will follow the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway. Breakfast, dinner, mechanical support, overnight camping is included for registered participants. Fees start at $ 150; oregonbikeclassic.kintera.org.

The Grateful Web presents Garcia Birthday Band at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Whirled Pies, 199 W. Eighth Ave. For 21 and older. Tickets are $ 10 to $ 12; ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1534841.

Elmira High School, 24936 Fir Grove Lane in Elmira, hosts the Let It Ride Charity Golf Tournament beginning at 8 a.m. Sept. 17. This Booster Club benefit helps to fund sports and college scholarships. Fee to play is $ 85 per person, or $ 325 per 4-person team. Includes 18 holes, lunch, range balls and more. Call 458-210-5012 for tickets.

Race for the Ace 5K, a benefit event for the PeaceHealth Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, is at 11 a.m. Sept. 17 at Maurie Jacobs Park on Fir Lane. Participants will collect five playing cards along the route, and best five-card hands win prizes. Same-day registration is from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Fee to race is $ 20 to $ 35; raceforetheace.com.

Step Out on Parkinson’s 1K and 5K walks are from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at Alton Baker Park. Register at parkinsonsresources.donordrive.com.

The Washburne Neighborhood Association Picnic is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at 532 C St. in Springfield. Free; 541-868-5386.

The United Way of Lane County’s annual Day of Caring is Sept. 21. Volunteer to work on one of many projects taking place around the county; unitedwaylane.org.

The Twilight River Run in support of Sheldon High School cross country is at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 beginning at the EWEB Riverfront Plaza, 500 E. Fourth Ave. Fees are $ 20 to $ 30; electicedgeracing.com.

A Ballroom Dancing and Showcase is from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at University of Oregon’s Gerlinger Hall ballroom, 1468 University Ave. Local competitive dancers will perform among other features. Tickets are $ 5 at the door. For 18 and older.

The Lane County Master Gardener Association’s Fall Festival is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23 at River Road Park and Recreation Center, 1400 Lake Drive. There will be free workshops, tomato and heirloom apple tastings, free fresh-pressed cider and kids activities. Free. extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens.

SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanups take place up and down the Oregon Coast and interior waterways from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 23, including at Florence North and South Jetty and at Carl Washburn State Park. To sign up for an event, visit solveoregon.org.

Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 303 Willamette St. hosts a Harvest Tea at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 23. Reservations are a must, and cost to attend is $ 25 to $ 30. High tea treats include sandwiches, scones, desserts and brewed tea; smjhouse.org.

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, 1430 Johnson Lane at the University of Oregon, hosts several upcoming events: Artist’s Talk with Barbara MacCallum at 2 p.m. Sept. 23; Curator’s Tour focusing on the Barberini Tapestries at 2 p.m. Oct. 1; a lecture by artist Hung Liu at 2 p.m. Oct. 7; a Gallery Tour with Anne Rose Kitagawa at 2 p.m. Oct. 8; a guided tour and opening reception for Mark Clarke and Margaret Coe: Our Lives in Paint” exhibition at 2 p.m. Oct. 21; a lecture by professor Laikwan Pang at 2 p.m. Oct. 22; a Dia de los Muertos Celebration at 6 p.m. Nov. 1; the Be Our Guest Thanksgiving weekend open house at 11 a.m. Nov. 24; and Dia de la Familia: Winter Celebrations around the World at noon, Dec. 9; jsma.uoregon.edu.

The Florence Half Marathon starts at 9 a.m. Sept. 24 in Miller Park, 1651 18th St. in Florence; pinkbuffaloracing.com.

LaVelle Vineyards, 89697 Sheffler Road in Elmira, hosts a Harvest Party from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 24. Celebrate the turning of the grapes, lunch by Vinnie’s Smokin’ BBQ, a harvest vineyard walk and winery tour, plus a barefoot grape stomp. Cost is $ 65; lavellevineyards.com.

Veteran’s Memorial Building, 1626 Willamette St., hosts National Ballroom Dance Week with a celebratory evening from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 24. Event includes ballroom dancing to DJ music, a swing dance flash mob performance. Also enjoy ballroom dancing on the second and fourth Sundays of the month; eugeneballroom.org.

The Florence Festival of Books is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. in Florence. Free; florencefestivalofbooks.org.

The Sasquatch Brew Fest is from noon to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Venue 252, 252 Lawrence St. Tickets are $ 10 at the gate and include a commemorative glass and two taste tickets. Additional taste tickets will be available for $ 1 each. For 21 and older. There also will be live music. The annual Sasquatch Brew Fest Brewer’s Dinner is from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Tickets are $ 75 per person; northwestlegendsfoundation.org.

The Eugene River Festival is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 at Alton Baker Park Canoe Canal. The event features a down-river race and tours of the canal. Cost to race is $ 30; eugene-or.gov/139/Recreation.

Willamalane Park and Recreation District’s Rocktoberfest, an event to celebrating the 33-foot high climbing wall at the Bob Keefer Sports Center, 250 S. 32nd St. in Springfield, is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 1. Admission is free; willamalane.org.

Online and in person ticket sales for Willamalane Park and Recreation District’s annual Haunted Hayride begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 2. The event is Oct. 23-25, and tickets sell out quickly. The event is geared toward young children. Cost is $ 7.50 to $ 9; willamalane.org.

Clay Fest is Oct. 6-8 at Lane Events Center; clayfest.org.

Small goat farmers are invited to attend a Goat Workshop from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Creswell Community Center, 99 S. First St. in Creswell. Admission is $ 15 per person or $ 25 for two farm partners. A variety of topics on goat health and nutrition will be covered. Refreshments will be served. Registration is a must; smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/south-valley/events.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Oct. 8 at Alton Baker Park. Registration starts at noon with the walk beginning at 2 p.m.; 800-272-3900.

The Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group presents guest speaker Paul Bonine, owner of Xera Plants Nursery, at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 a the Campbell Community Center, 155 High St. Bonine will lecture on low-water gardening, unusual vines and deer-resistant gardening. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $ 5; thehardyplantgroup.org.

Oktoberfest is Oct. 14 at Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. in Florence. Features authentic German food; music and dancing. Admission is $ 3; florencechamber.com.

The Oregon Music Hall of Fame presents its 11th annual Induction and Concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at Portland’s Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave. in Portland. Tickets are $ 30 in advance, or $ 35 at the door; omhof.org.

Willamalane Park and Recreation District’s Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St. in Springfield, hosts the Rock & Bop retro dance party from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 20. Participants should dress up in 1950s-era garb and be ready to dance to 1950s classics. There is a costume contest; first prize is $ 100. Food and drink, too; Tickets are $ 10 in advance, or $ 12 at the door; willmalane.org.

WildCraft Cider Works, 232 Lincoln St., is holding its third annual Harvest Party is from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Features a Cider Olympics, community mural, face painting, tastings, photo booth and more; tickets at wildcraftharvestparty.bpt.me.

The Lane Community College Foundation’s Harvest Dinner is Oct. 25, featuring guest chef Maximillian Petty. For tickets and information, lanecc.edu/foundation/harvest-dinner.

Mount Pisgah Arboretum’s Mushroom Festival is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29 at 34901 Frank Parrish Road. Features hayrides, live music, wine tasting, scarecrow building, mushroom identification and sales, arts and crafts and more. The suggested donation is $ 5 per person. Children 12 and younger are free; mountpisgaharboretum.org.

The annual A Home for the Holidays benefit Winter Wonderland-themed dinner and auction for A Family for Every Child is Nov. 2 at the Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way. Individual tickets are $ 100; afamilyforeverychild.org.

The McKenzie Cider and Craft Beer Festival is Nov. 10-11 at the Bob Keefer Center, 250 S. 32nd St. in Springfield. Admission is $ 15 for one day and $ 20 for two. This includes a commemorative glass and two beverage tastings. Additional taste tickets will be available at the event for $ 1 each. Tickets are available for presale through Nov. 3; mccbf.com.

Send upcoming weekend events to christine.sherk@registerguard.com. Events should be submitted by the Tuesday before Saturday publication to be included in the print version, as space allows. Otherwise, events will be posted in Be Here Now online.

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