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Springfield's event calendar is jam-packed with family-friendly activities such as park concerts, outdoor movies, childrens' teas, fishing tournaments, holiday festivals and ongoing performing arts. Willamalane Park and Recreation District offers fun recreational opportunities for adults, seniors and kids and The Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Center near Gateway Mall hosts the Adventure Club for kids.
Other event highlights include Springfield's "Oldest and Coldest" downtown Christmas parade. Springfield's Island Park is also ideal for fireworks on the Fourth of July.
Create, learn, and celebrate art! During this workshop with artist Margaret Godfrey, you will create surface textures as well as explore abstract design in combination with representational subject matter using watercolor, acrylic paint and collage elements.
Cabela’s will celebrate the beginning of the thaw by hosting Cabela's Spring Great Outdoor Days 2014! Discover outdoor secrets and tricks from expert hunting and fishing celebrities and pro staffers while the kids enjoy fun activities and more!
Come to enjoy great competition and add your voice to the cheers of spectators at this incredible tournament! Special Olympics Oregon offers training and competition opportunities in fourteen different Olympic-style sports. The athletes train intensely for eight weeks prior to each State Games event under the guidence of certified volunteer coaches in their area.
The National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics (NAAG) presents the Emerald Team Challenge, one of the top gymnastics competitions in the nation and the NAAG's biggest event every year! The Emerald Team Challenge's award is presented based on at least 3 or more gymnasts competing in 5 separate levels (women’s only). Points are tabulated from a team’s highest three scores on each event at each level (max of five) to come up with the team score. The top four team scores will win the Emerald Team Chall... Visit Website
Thousands of books and lots of CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and more to browse and buy at this special event. No book will cost more than $2, so everyone is sure to find a treasure to take home and enjoy. Bring your bags and fill 'em up! Cash only please.
A unique running and walking tradition with an Irish twist. There will be three race options; 5K trail, 5K road, or 10K road and trail combined. 10K participants run both 5K loops (one road and one trail), with each participant deciding which loop they will run first. The 5K trail course is entirely flat through Dorris Ranch Park on dirt and bark chip paths winding through the filbert orchards along the Willamette river. The 5K road course has two hills in the first half, while the second half i... Visit Website
Meet up at the Eugene, Cascades and Coast Adventure Center for this free family day to focus on fishing! Travel Lane County's Kids' Adventure Club invites kids and their families to enjoy a morning of hands-on activities and learning focused on fishing in the local region. Fishing experts from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cascade Family Flyfishers and Cabela's will teach kids how to cast, reel, identify fish and tie flies and knots. Kids will also learn about watersheds as they ge... Visit Website
One of the most scenic runs ever! The course winds it's way through the Hayden Bridge neighborhood, before heading out onto Old Mohawk Road, McKenzie View Drive, and then a glorious finish in Armitage Park. The first five miles are mostly flat, the middle six miles are gently rolling, and the final two miles are completely flat along Coburg Road and through Armitage Park. There are many spectacular views of the McKenzie River along the way. All finishers will receive a commemorative finisher med... Visit Website
See the acclaimed film from Director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of "The Great Gatsby," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, at Springfield Public Library. This free event is part of The Big Read, a community celebration of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby." Eugene Public Library and Springfield Public Library are hosting a variety of free Big Read events for all ages, including talks, live music, dance, book groups, theatre, films and more.
Film historian Patrick Lucanio will discuss the history of the landmark Lux Radio series, hosted by movie mogul C. B. DeMille, as well as explain how My Man Godfrey changed as it was converted from a novel into a motion picture. These talks, co-sponsored by Radio Redux, the Springfield Public Library and the Springfield Museum, are geared to enhance understanding of the Lux Radio Theater’s My Man Godfrey, being re-created by Radio Redux at the Wildish Theatre.
This fun and educational Easter activities and crafts event features an Easter egg hunt showcasing books and educational toys as the main prizes, face painting, music, a breakfast goods bake sale, and a silent auction.
The well-attended annual Short Yards swim meet returns to Willamalane in April for a weekend of stellar swimming trials.
This great all-ages soccer tournament on Memorial Day provides entertainment good spirited competition in support of local school athletics. Presented by Kidsports.
Now in its eleventh year, Light of Liberty is a fundraiser featuring music, food, family fun and a fabulous fireworks show set to music and reflected over the scenic Willamette River. Be sure to arrive early and find a great spot to enjoy the sights!
Thursday the 4th, Fireworks at dark across from the fireside, activities, games and sports all weekend
Celebrate the harvest season with a unique fall experience on a family farm, and enjoy a tractor hayride right to the pumpkin patch! Visit the cows, goats, chickens and pigs. Festivities include a pumpkin trebuchet, live music, pie eating contests and more. Shop for holiday favorites including ornamental and popping corn, pumpkins, fall flower bouquets, crafts and goodies to eat. Admission includes a small pumpkin.
The oldest and coldest holiday parade in Oregon.
Tuba, euphonium, baritone and sousaphone musicians perform holiday carols.
This exhibition shows the intersection between amazing art and craft brewing from Oregon. These well designed, artistic labels and tap handles will impresses and make you thirsty too! Come and create your own beer or root beer label all month long! Featuring monthly art, historical exhibits, and educational programing for our community, the Springfield Museum is where you can learn about the wonderful history behind the city of Springfield.
Marketplace@Sprout! is the area’s only year round indoor/outdoor farmers’ market. Located in downtown Springfield in a beautifully renovated, historic former church. Showcases the best of Lane County’s organic and locally-grown farm products. Farm fresh eggs, local meats and fish, plus produce, grains and artisan goodies. Music and activities vary week to week.
From artist Mary Burgess, learn the ancient craft of Ukrainian Egg Dying using a wax resist process utilizing traditional folk motifs and designs. The process includes blowing the raw egg to applying a protective coating. Exciting new techniques to enhance your artistic pallate!
Capture the exquisite beauty of wilderness in watercolor! Susan Bourdet uses a straightforward approach to creating background washes, creating forms, textures and details in her work. Each stage of the process is shown in detail.
Enhance your art style and embrace new techniques! Artist Brenda Boylan will lead you through a variety of thoughtful exercises that demonstrate the unique qualities of pastels while concentrating on composition, value and color theory.
Learn the nuances of color to enhance your art ability and celebrate creativity! Artis Elio Camacho's still life setups are specifically designed to challenge you to see color in a different way. Elio will help you to see color relationships more clearly every step of the way.
Learn how to transform ordinary scenes into those that reach out and connect with viewers. Artist Joyce Hicks will demonstrate the reasoning behind artistic decisions. Instruction for every skill level.
Artist Kristy Kutch will help sharpen your skills using both wax-based and water soluble pencils. There will be demonstrations, individual attention, many materials to sample and a generous cache of supplies to take home.
Artist Dianna Shyne will take you through the steps to create vibrant, oil-like paintings from acrylics. Learn about color mixing, glazes, composition, drying time, paint thickness and edges.
Artist Jenna EvenHaus leads an inspiring and engaging workshop to help you move beyond basic pastel techniques! Explore mark making, negative painting, exaggeration, simplification, bold color and dynamic composition. Learn how to create a "mood" using design elements.
Artist Angie Zimmerman will lead a workshop on the qualities of Eastern and Western paper fibers to create beautiful hand-made sheets of paper and sculptures. Explore paper-making with mold, deckle and sculptures with natural materials. Create, connect and celebrate the arts!