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McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival
April 26, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Eagle Rock Lodge
  • Address: 49198 McKenzie Hwy, Vida, OR 97488
  • Phone: 541.822.3630

Celebrating the history, the form and the function of the wooden white water boat that was invented here on McKenzie River. View over fifty wooden white water boats designed for the McKenzie River and now used on white water rivers all over the world. With fun activities, tours, vendors, amazing cultural history lectures and exhibits, this yearly celebration is an experience to remember!

McKenzie River Chainsaw Art Festival
August 14, 2014 - August 17, 2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Thursday - Sunday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: McKenzie Community Track & Field
  • Address: 51480 Blue River Dr, Vida, OR 97488

A unique three day event merging a passion for Northwest forestry with art. Using chainsaws, master wood carvers create memorable wood sculptures celebrating the McKenzie River heritage. Partake in gold panning, nail driving and a youth track meet.

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Easter Coloring Contest for Kids!
April 01, 2014 - April 16, 2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Monday - Sunday
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  • Location: Dandelions Flowers and Gifts
  • Address: 1710 Chambers St, Eugene, OR 97402
  • Phone: 541.485.1261

Kids can enter this exciting contest and have fun coloring a masterpiece! The selected winner will get bragging rights and receive a generous prize package. Entries are due by April 16. Visit the website for guidelines and information.

Visit the Easter Bunny at Valley River Center
April 02, 2014 - April 19, 2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Monday - Sunday
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Valley River Center
  • Address: 293 Valley River Center, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.683.5513

Visit the Easter Bunny, get a free gift and have your photo taken! Photo packages vary in price. Please call or visit the website for details.

Fiddler on the Roof - Cottage Theatre
April 04, 2014 - April 27, 2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Event Times: Thursday - Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $19 - 23
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  • Location: Cottage Theatre 
  • Address: 700 Village Dr, Cottage Grove, OR 97424
  • Phone: 541.942.8001

In 1905, in the little village of Anatevka, a poor dairyman named Tevye tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. Directed by Peg Major.

Washington Jefferson Skatepark + Urban Plaza Official Opening Day with Dreamland Skateparks Crew
April 04, 2014
  • Event Times: Friday, 3 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Washington Jefferson Skatepark & Urban Plaza
  • Address: Washington St & 1st Ave, Eugene, OR 97402

Celebrate the soft opening of Washington Jefferson (WJ) Skatepark and Urban Plaza and be one of the first to skate in and experience this thrilling attraction! The Dreamland Skateparks crew will be on hand, along with Dreamland owner Mark Scott for this inaugural event. Between your grinds and ollies be sure to stop by to show your enthusiasm and appreciation for this stellar creation; they have worked their tails off to bring it to you.

April Family Music Time at the Eugene Library
April 05, 2014 - April 26, 2014
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10:15 a.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: City of Eugene - Library, Recreation and Cultural Services Department
  • Address: 100 W 10th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.682.5450

Kids and family are invited to sing and dance their way into the weekend at Family Music Time! Kris Olsen of Do Re Play inspires learning through musical exploration and play on April 19. On April 26, join Anahid Bertrand of Early Ears. She's fluent in musical fun and six languages! Admission is free.

Dog Tale Time at Bethel - Building Kids Reading Skills
April 05, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturdays, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Bethel Branch - Eugene Public Library
  • Address: 1990 Echo Hollow Rd, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.682.8316

Dog Tale Time is a free opportunity for children from kindergarten to sixth grade to build skills by reading to trained dogs in fun, short one-on-one sessions. Pre-register starting one week in advance of each session. Dogs and handlers come courtesy of PAAWS (Project Canine and Pet Partner teams). Pre-registration required.

Dog Tale Time at Sheldon - Building Kids Reading Skills
April 05, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturdays, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Sheldon Branch - Eugene Public Library
  • Address: 1566 Coburg Rd, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.682.8316

Dog Tale Time is a free opportunity for children from kindergarten to sixth grade to build skills by reading to trained dogs in fun, short one-on-one sessions. Pre-register starting one week in advance of each session. Dogs and handlers come courtesy of PAAWS (Project Canine and Pet Partner teams). Pre-registration encouraged.

Family Fishing Days at Cottage Grove Ponds
April 05, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Row River Nature Park
  • Address: Row River Rd, Cottage Grove, OR 97424
  • Phone: 503.947.6000

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) offers Family Fishing Days at stocked ponds throughout Oregon. Onsite ODFW staff and volunteers provide all the equipment and teach youth how to bait, cast and reel in your catch. Licenses are required for anyone 14 years and older. Licenses can be purchased online.

Monster Jam Returns
April 05, 2014 - April 06, 2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Saturday, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $8 - 24
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  • Location: Matthew Knight Arena
  • Address: 1776 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403
  • Phone: 800.932.3668

Monster Jam showcases the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam trucks! Watch these twelve-feet tall, ten-thousand-pound giants race and rip through a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over or smash through. One of the most popular touring family entertainment sporting events in the world, Monster Jam is affordably priced for the whole family.

Nano Day
April 05, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $3 - 4
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  • Location: The Science Factory Children's Museum & Exploration Dome
  • Address: 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.682.7895

Discover the science of super-small structures with fun hands-on activities and demonstrations that show how nano is changing our lives. You’ll also be able to use the FLoid Cell Imaging Station from Life Technologies in order to produce amazing color photos of microscopic cells that you can take home.

Willamette Cascade Model Railroad Club Show &Sale
April 05, 2014 - April 06, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday & Sunday
  • Event Admission: $6
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  • Location: Lane Events Center
  • Address: 796 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402

The 26th Annual Cascade Model Railroad Club swap meet and train show returns to the Lane Events Center in Eugene! Kids under 8 with an adult enter free.

Valley River Center Kids Club - All About Bunnies
April 10, 2014
  • Event Times: Thursday, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Valley River Center - Children's Play Area
  • Address: 293 Valley River Center, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.683.5511

Fun, interactive and educational Kids Club designed for children ages 4- 10 years old. The Zany Zoo will bring bunnies to this months' club for a session of learning about and playing with these cute creatures! No pre-registration required.

Disney's the Little Mermaid, Junior!
April 11, 2014 - April 13, 2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $8 - 16
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  • Location: Florence Events Center
  • Address: 715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.1994

Featuring approximately 50 local kids and young adults, this Broadway-caliber youth musical will feature top-notch singing, dazzling choreography, special effects and a magical fairytale plot that will melt your heart. Prior to the Sunday matinee, audiences can attend a special Under the Sea character meet and greet, where kids and adults can rub elbows with several of the show’s star players and snap some photos.

GloryBee Bee Weekend
April 11, 2014 - April 12, 2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: GloryBee Foods
  • Address: 29548 B Airport Rd, Eugene, OR 97402
  • Phone: 541.689.0913

Join the "Bee-In" with GloryBee as they host the 39th Annual Bee Weekend! This two-day community event is packed with beekeeping education, distribution of pre-ordered packages of live bees, live demonstrations, honey sampling, onsite food vendors and additional activities. Meet the 2014 American Honey Queen, Susannah, who serves as a national spokesperson on behalf of the American Beekeeping Federation, a trade organization representing beekeepers and honey producers throughout the United State... Visit Website

Little Wonders - Stories and Activities for Pre-Kindergarteners
April 11, 2014
  • Event Times: Friday, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Event Admission: Free - $5
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  • Location: University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History
  • Address: 1680 E 15th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403
  • Phone: 541.346.3024

You and your child are invited to visit the museum for stories and hands-on fun including crafts, songs, games, and exploration. This month children will learn about the different parts of plants and how they grow and thrive. Admission for a family of four is $5, free for museum members.

Easter Egg Hunt For Knowledge
April 12, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Event Admission: Free - $5
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  • Location: McKenzie Montessori Institute
  • Address: 4181 E St, Springfield, OR 97478
  • Phone: 541.228.5352

This Easter egg hunt showcases books and educational toys as the main prizes, face painting, music, a breakfast goods bake sale and a silent auction.

Easter Egg Stash Dash 5K & 1K
April 12, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 2 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Varies
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  • Location: Alton Baker Park
  • Address: Club Rd & Coburg Rd, Eugene, OR 97401

Eggs hidden along the course make this a unique running race. Participants are challenged to carry as many eggs to the finish as they can. Baskets and bags are not allowed for the 5K event, but participants can carry them in their hands. For the children's 1K event baskets and bags are permitted. Contents of eggs include stickers, bouncy balls, candy and other kid-friendly items. Parents may accompany children on the 1K timed course. However, please do not pick up eggs for your child and please ... Visit Website

Eugene Public Library Annual Book Sale
April 12, 2014 - April 13, 2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Lane Events Center
  • Address: 796 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402
  • Phone: 541.682.5450

Shoppers will be able to choose from thousands of gently-used and like-new books on all topics at bargain prices of only $1 - 2. Also for sale will be DVDs, audio books, sheet music and a huge choice of music CDs. Recent bestsellers will be available in the "Good as New" section and collectors can check for rare and specialty books in the "Individually Priced" racks. A children's area will offer a large selection of books, DVDs and CDs for kids. VISA and Mastercard will be accepted, as well as c... Visit Website

Identification Day & Roadshow!
April 12, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free - $5
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  • Location: University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History
  • Address: 1680 E 15th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403
  • Phone: 541.346.3024

Bring your mysteries to the museum at this popular annual event. Our scientists will discuss your object and possibly identify it. No appraisals will be given. General admission, $5; seniors and youth, $3; families, $10; members, free.

WREN’s Family Exploration Day at Danebo Wetland Site Tsanchiifin Trail
April 12, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Tsanchiifin Trail
  • Address: 751 S Danebo Ave, Eugene, OR 97402
  • Phone: 541.338.7047

Nature exploration for the family in our surrounding natural spaces. Park at 751 South Danebo Avenue and meet at the trail entrance across the street. Participants should bring water and wear sturdy shoes as we venture into this well-known scenic area.

Bunny Breakfast with the Barn Bunny
April 16, 2014
  • Event Times: Wednesday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Event Admission: $5
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  • Location: Petersen Barn Community Center
  • Address: 870 Berntzen Rd, Eugene, OR 97402
  • Phone: 541.682.5521

Enjoy breakfast with the Barn Bunny, as well as Easter egg decorating, crafts and games! Activity supplies and decorations included. Pre-registration is required.

Color Crazy! - Nearby Nature No School Day Adventure - CANCELLED
April 18, 2014
  • Event Times: Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Varies
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  • Location: Alton Baker Park
  • Address: Club Rd and Coburg Rd, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.687.9699

How do colors and markings help animals survive in the wild? Why are so many critters brightly colored? Answer these questions and more as we go on a camouflage hike, experiment with blending into nature nearby, and create our own colorful animals to take home. Pre-registration needed, class designed for children ages 6 - 9 years old. CANCELLED due to 4J schools schedule change.

B.E.A.R. (Be Excited About Reading) Faire
April 19, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Springfield Public Library
  • Address: 225 N 5th St, Springfield, OR 97477

Come join the fun as we read and share wonderful picture books and play matching games and activities. Each child will have the opportunity to pick a book of their choice from a large selection of engaging (new) books to treasure and enjoy.

Bunny Egg-stravaganza
April 19, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Event Admission: $7
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  • Location: River Road Park & Recreation District
  • Address: 1400 Lake Dr, Eugene, OR 97404
  • Phone: 541.688.4052

Don’t miss the egg-citement as trained leaders provide games, crafts and other spring time activities, followed by a traditional Easter egg hunt! Held indoors at the park. This event is limited to the first 70 children, ages 2 - 7. Pre-registration is required.

Cottage Grove Community Easter Egg Hunt
April 19, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Bohemia Park
  • Address: 10th St & E Main St, Cottage Grove, OR 97424
  • Phone: 541.680.7407

Celebrate Easter with this amazing egg hunt in Cottage Grove's scenic Bohemia Park! There will be prize tickets in certain eggs and grand prize drawings for boys and girls at the end of all the hunts. Bounce houses and other fun activities await all the young ones who join in the festivities. The day's schedule is reserved as follows: 1 p.m. hunt is for birth to 3; 1:15 is for ages 4 - 7; 1:30 for ages 8 - 11. Registration begins at 11 a.m.

Earth Day Open House at the Science Factory
April 19, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: The Science Factory Children's Museum & Exploration Dome
  • Address: 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.682.7895

Admissions to the Exhibit Hall and Exploration Dome are free during our annual Earth Day Open House. Come one, come all to enjoy earth-friendly activities with the SLUG Queen and learn what you can do to promote a healthy planet.

Easter Egg Hunt with Harvest Community Church!
April 19, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10 a.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Harvest Community Church
  • Address: 2700 Gilham Rd, Eugene, OR 97408
  • Phone: 541.343.1840

One of the best Easter Egg Hunts in Eugene! The hunt is free and open to children fifth grade and younger. Over 7500 eggs, bounce house, pictures with the Easter Bunny and great door prizes. Bring the whole family for a memorable Easter celebration together!

Megga Hunt!
April 19, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - noon
  • Event Admission: $5
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  • Location: Lively Park
  • Address: 6100 Thurston Rd, Springfield, OR 97478
  • Phone: 541.736.4544

This hunt is an EGGstrodinary Easter celebration! Hunt for your share of more than 20,000 eggs and prizes. Take a stroll around the cookie walk, participate in games and crafts, and ride on the Willamalane Train. Live entertainment by Steel Magnolias. Be sure to bring your camera to snap a photo with Hops the Easter Bunny. Purchase advance tickets at any Willamalane facility beginning April First.

Veneta Easter Egg Hunt
April 19, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10 a.m. - noon
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Veneta Elementary School
  • Address: 88131 Territorial Rd, Veneta, Oregon 97487
  • Phone: 541.935.2191

Lane Fire Authority proudly assists in the arrival of the Easter Bunny to this year's Veneta Easter Egg Hunt! There will be prizes, storytime at 10:15 a.m. and more. Ages 1 - 12 welcome. Please bring your own basket.

Easter Brunch at the Hilton Eugene
April 20, 2014
  • Event Times: Sunday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $17.95 - 34.95
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  • Location: Hilton Eugene
  • Address: 66 E 6th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.342.6658

This classic and elegant Easter brunch features a crepe and omelette station, carving station with glazed ham and crusted beef strip loin, pasta station with smoked salmon and shrimp, eggs benedict, a large dessert selection and more! Meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for some eggs at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Reservations required in advance, last seating at 2 p.m. Little ones under five eat fo free.

Adventure Fest!
April 26, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Skinner Butte Park & RiverPlay Playground
  • Address: Cheshire Ave, Eugene, OR
  • Phone: 541.687.9699

Come to Skinner Butte Park to join the fun at Adventure Fest! Local outdoor recreation and education organizations (including Nearby Nature) will provide fun outdoor adventures and activities. Longboarding, earth art, Skinner Butte native plant hike, scavenger hunt, survival shelter building, traditional tool making with obsidian, Jarana music and dance workshop and much more! Most activities are designed for teens ages 12 - 18.

Country Tunes for Kids - Eugene Concert Choir
April 26, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 11 a.m.
  • Event Admission: Varies
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  • Location: Hult Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 7th Ave & Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.682.5087

Strap on your boots and put on your cowboy hat for this kid-friendly version of the evening’s An American Sampler concert. Highlighting some great and classic country and folk tunes, this concert is sure to have you tapping your feet in the audience. Presented by Eugene Concert Choir.

Día de los Niños / Día de los Libros - Children's Day / Book Day in Springfield
April 26, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Springfield Public Library
  • Address: 225 N 5th St, Springfield, OR 97477
  • Phone: 541.682.5450

Celebrate this international holiday honoring children, culture and books. Local families are invited to join this bilingual festival that includes storytelling, live music and dance, creative activities, library card sign-ups, refreshments and free books for kids to take home! Admission is free and all are encourage to attend.

Día de los Niños / Día de los Libros - Children's Day / Book Day in Eugene
April 27, 2014
  • Event Times: Sunday, 2:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: City of Eugene - Library, Recreation and Cultural Services Department
  • Address: 100 W 10th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.682.5450

Celebrate this international holiday honoring children, culture and books. Local families are invited to join this bilingual festival that includes storytelling, live music and dance, creative activities, library card sign-ups, refreshments and free books for kids to take home! Admission is free and all are encourage to attend.

Family Day - Animal Tales
May 03, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, noon - 3 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon
  • Address: 1430 Johnson Ln, Eugene, OR 97403

Enjoy a day of art making and performances during this free family-friendly event! Explore the galleries and create art inspired by the museum’s collection together.

Junction City Pet & Costume Parade Celebration!
May 03, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 11:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Downtown Junction City
  • Address: W 5th Ave & Greenwood St, Junction City, OR 97448
  • Phone: 541.998.8852

Join in the celebration with the 61st annual Pet and Costume parade! Demos begin at noon with dog training through fun positive games, followed by Springfield Police Department Canine Unit demonstration at 12:30 p.m. and concluding with the parade at 1 p.m. To enter the parade, register at 11:45 a.m. There will be giveaways and children's prizes for the selected winners.

May Faire at Eugene Waldorf School
May 03, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Eugene Waldorf School
  • Address: 1350 McLean Blvd, Eugene, OR 97405

Come and join the fun with games, crafts and art, beautiful silk marionette puppet shows, Maypole dancing, cake walks, delicious food, and live musical performances. Eugene Youth Ballet will also perform. Admission is free. Most activities will require tickets, which are $1.50 each.

NewArt Northwest Kids - Food for Thought
May 03, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 11 a.m. - noon
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon
  • Address: 1430 Johnson Ln, Eugene, OR 97403

Join us at the museum for the Opening Reception of NewArt Northwest Kids - Food for Thought! Celebrate the artists in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s 7th annual K-12 student art exhibition at this free public reception.

Family Fishing Days at Alton Baker Park Canoe Canal
May 04, 2014
  • Event Times: Sunday
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Alton Baker Park
  • Address: Club Rd and Coburg Rd, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 503.947.6000

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) offers Family Fishing Days at stocked ponds throughout Oregon. Onsite ODFW staff and volunteers provide all the equipment and teach youth how to bait, cast and reel in your catch. Licenses are required for anyone 14 years and older. Licenses can be purchased online.

Little Wonders - Stories and Activities for Pre-Kindergarteners
May 09, 2014
  • Event Times: Friday, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Event Admission: Free - $5
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  • Location: University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History
  • Address: 1680 E 15th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403
  • Phone: 541.346.3024

You and your child are invited to visit the museum for stories and hands-on fun including crafts, songs, games, and exploration. This month children will learn about the different parts of plants and how they grow and thrive. Admission for a family of four is $5, free for museum members.

All-American Kids Fishing Derby
May 10, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 8 - 11 a.m.
  • Event Admission: Donation
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  • Location: River Road Park & Recreation District
  • Address: 1400 Lake Dr, Eugene, OR 97404
  • Phone: 541.688.4052

Bring your own fishing pole, bait and tackle to this fun fishing extravaganza for the little ones! The wading pool at River Road Park will be stocked with legal sized Rainbow Trout and open for kids to fish them out through Saturday morning. This fun event is free and open to all young ones ages 2 - 7, with a suggested donation of $2 per fish caught. Children must be accompanied by and adult. Call for more details.

Make it for Mom
May 10, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - noon
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Dandelions Flowers & Gifts
  • Address: 1710 Chambers St, Eugene, OR 97402
  • Phone: 541.485.1261

Kids are invited to Dandelions Flowers for this free event where they can make a bouquet for mom in celebration of Mother’s Day. Flowers and vases will be provided. All donations will go to the Relief Nursery.

Bring Mom to the Museum!
May 11, 2014
  • Event Times: Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History
  • Address: 1680 E 15th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403
  • Phone: 541.346.3024

The Museum welcomes moms and their families to enjoy free admission to our exhibits in celebration of Mother’s Day!

12th Annual Eugene Scottish Festival
May 17, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday,10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $5 plus donation of a can of food
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  • Location: Peace Presbyterian Church
  • Address: 3060 River Rd, Eugene, OR 97404
  • Phone: 541.517.6906

Enjoy the rich traditions of Scotland including Celtic music, dancers and pipers; clan gatherings and Scottish food. Highlights include the Scottish museum and a dog parade. For children under 12 admission is free!

Asian Kite Festival
May 18, 2014
  • Event Times: Sunday, 2 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Yujin Gakuen
  • Address: 250 Sliver Ln, Eugene, OR 97404
  • Phone: 541.225.5982

Beginners and pros are welcome to show off their kite-flying skills. An all-ages kite competition will award prizes to participants in several categories, including Most Creative, Highest-Flying and more!

Bark in the Park
May 18, 2014
  • Event Times: Sunday, 9 a.m.
  • Event Admission: $20 -30
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  • Location: Alton Baker Park
  • Address: 100 Day Island Rd, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.689.1503

Bark in the Park is Greenhill Humane Society's largest fundraiser. Over 1100 people and 500 pets participate in the 5k run or 2k walk at Alton Baker Park. Be sure to visit each vendors, agility demonstration, and enjoy contests and prizes throughout the day!

Mount Pisgah Wildflower & Music Festival
May 18, 2014
  • Event Times: Sunday
  • Event Admission: Varies
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  • Location: Mt Pisgah Arboretum
  • Address: Frank Parrish Rd, Eugene, OR 97405

A day of wildflowers, music, food, crafts, and microscopes! You don’t have to be a plant expert to love our upcoming Wildflower and Music Festival. The festival is loaded with fun things to do for everyone in the family. As many as three to four hundred species of wildflowers will be on display, from Anemones to Vancouveria! Collected and organized for attendees to get a close look, top botanists of the region will be on hand to answer questions.

Come Fly with Me - Nearby Nature No School Day Adventure - CANCELLED
May 23, 2014
  • Event Times: Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Varies
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  • Location: Alton Baker Park
  • Address: Club Rd and Coburg Rd, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.687.9699

Get inspired by the birds and bugs that zoom through Alton Baker Park. Perform experiments to learn about the ocean of air around us and go on a bird discovery walk. Use natural and recycled materials to design and create your own glider! Pre-registration required, class is for children ages 6 - 9 years old. CANCELLED due to 4J schools schedule change.

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