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to Greener Electronics, in which it ranked the top 10 leading from the Editors of “E” electronics manufacturers the Environmental Magazine of the day according to their track records on their use of toxic substances and efforts on takeback and recycling programs. Nokia and Dell got top honors, each scoring a seven out of 10 overall, while Apple finished near the bottom with a score of just 2.7. My how things have changed. The 2017 edition, which ranks 17 companies based on adoption of renewable energy, sustainable design and recycling, and use/ e l i m i n a t i o n o f h a z a rd o u s chemicals, has Apple near the top with an overall report-card style — Doug Greco, Newark, NJ “B-” grade. Only Fairphone, a tiny upstart that focuses on designing a phone and supply chain that doesn’t exploit workers or harm the environment, scored better hile some gadget-makers sustainability for more than a with an overall “B” grade. are already prioritizing decade, and its advocacy over the Greenpeace gives a lot of the greener sourcing and operations, years has helped pushed several credit for Apple’s rise from the others have a long way to go. The leading players to take stock of bottom to green leadership to international environmental their operations and plan for a CEO Tim Cook. “Under Cook, advocacy group Greenpeace greener future. Apple not only recognizes has been keeping track of the Back in 2006, Greenpeace unequivocally that climate change tech industr y ’s progress on released its first annual Guide is a real problem but has publicly committed Apple to power its data centers and other operations with 100% renewable energy to address it,” repor ts the g r o u p . “A p p l e became the first company to extend this commitment to its entire global supply chain in 2014, and has since made impressive progress, securing Fairphone, a tiny upstart that focuses on designing a phone and supply chain commitments that doesn’t exploit workers or harm the environment, topped Greapeace’s most from 14 suppliers recent list of the greenest electronics manufacturers — although a green-minded to p o w e r t h e i r Apple wasn’t far behind.

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ummer is coming to an end and it is time to prepare for the kids to go back to school. The start of a new school year is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming for parents. Here are five steps to ensure a smoother transition from summer days to school days. Take a look ahead Start by taking a look at your upcoming schedule. Make sure you know what time school starts and ends, where to go, and how long it takes to get there. If you have children in more than one school make sure that you address any possible conflicts in your pick up and drop off schedule. Look through the school calendar and take note of important dates and mark them on your family calendar. Make sure older kids know what their day will look like. Will the kids take the bus, walk home, or will you pick them up? Do you need to set up after school care? Having a plan makes parents and kids feel much more at ease as the first day of school approaches. Adjust bedtime Many families become more relaxed over the summer. The kids may have adjusted to staying up later and sleeping in during the summer months and adjusting to a school

routine can be difficult. Several weeks before school starts it is wise to start adjusting bedtime and wake up times so that when school begins, they are rested and ready for their new schedule. Easing into it by moving bedtime back just 15 minutes a week makes the adjustment easier.

Fun Lunch Box Ideas Are the kids tired of eating the same sandwich every day? Think outside the lunch box and try these fun ideas: • Wrap it up. Try a tortilla with meat, cheese, and veggies inside. Get creative with different combinations and sauces. • Hot lunch. Purchase a leak proof thermos and send soup or pasta. • Salad. Send a pasta or lettuce salad for a fresh change. • Dip it. Dips are fun to eat. Try crackers or veggies with hummus, chips and guacamole or salsa, veggies with ranch, or apples and peanut butter. • Leftovers. Use up last night’s leftovers and send it to school. Pizza,

Get the supplies Acquire a list of school supplies your child will need from your school. Check the house to see if you have any items on hand and make a list of what you need. Head to the store early to assure the best selection and that the supplies are not already picked over. Many stores sell school supplies at deep discounts before school starts and it may be wise to grab a few extra items to save for later.

chicken, and pasta are always a big hit. • Different sandwich. Try putting lunchmeat and cheese on a bun or sub sandwich or send something unusual like peanutbutter and banana. • Crackers with meat and cheese. Make your own healthier version rather than buying those expensive prepackaged variety. • Kabobs. Use toothpicks or small skewers to make kid friendly kabobs - meat, cheese, grapes, or cherry tomatoes are some fun ideas • Quesadillas. Fun to eat and easy to make. • Breakfast for lunch. Consider sending your child’s favorite breakfast item in their lunchbox

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Cut down on First Day Anxiety A new teacher, new classmates, or a new school can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. Using some simple strategies, parents can help prepare their children for the first day and ease their concerns. • Start with the basics. When children are well rested and have full tummies and adequate rest, they are better prepared for a busy day. • Talk it through. Allow your child to talk about his feelings. Instead of brushing aside worry, let him know it is natural to be nervous and you will help him adjust to a new school. • Discuss the plan. Walk your child through what she can expect on the first day. Discuss her transportation and daily schedule at school. • Focus on the positive. Watch your own anxiety on the first day and try to behave in a calm and positive way. • Take a tour. Become familiar with the surroundings, and introduce them to the teacher. This will allow the child to feel more comfortable in their surroundings on the first day. • Encourage friendships. When a child recognizes a friendly face in the classroom, it can make them feel much more at ease. Encourage your child to meet other children in the neighborhood that will be in the same class. • Discuss with teacher. If anxiety persists after the first few days of school, contact the teacher and share your concerns. • Reward for bravery. It takes a lot of courage to try something new and it should be recognized.


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Try on clothes and shoes When school begins the weather often feels like summer but temperatures can quickly drop as fall approaches. Have your kids try on their fall and winter clothes to see if new items are needed. Often kids spend most of the summer barefoot or in sandals so don’t forget to make sure their athletic shoes still fit before it’s time for the first P.E. class.

Checkups Many schools require forms to be filled out by the parent or by your doctor. They may also need a sports physical or immunization records. Consult your school district to see what is required in advance so you can have these items handy for when your child starts school. With these items taken care of, your child will be all set for a successful start of the school year. Sarah Lyons is a freelance writer, wife, and mother of six living in Kansas City.


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t’s great to have legendary director Brad Bird back in action with Disney’s latest animated feature, Incredibles 2. Even better that he rewards his long-time fans with a rollicking, mile-aminute sequel that’s part social commentary on parenting and part super-hero extravaganza. Add to that the impressive Pixar animation, the top-notch

comedy, and a kids-rescue-theirparents ending, which equals a movie that appeals to the whole family. But in the beginning, our favorite superhero family falls on hard times after they accidentally destroy half the city trying to capture a bank-robbing villain. Officially fired, the Parrs hang up their masks and costumes and resort to living ordinary lives. Suddenly, an unexpected

job offer from t h e DE V T E C H corporation for mom Helen provides another chance for them to do what they love: saving the world from evil. CEO, Winston Deaver, and his sister, Evelyn, want to legalize superheroes so they embark on a promotional campaign using Helen as their spokeswoman. Unfortunately, Helen at work leaves husband Bob at home playing Mr. Mom with hilarious results. Eventually, Bob gets the hang of parenting and he realizes his kids are smart, talented, and in the case of JackJack, one of a kind. Meanwhile,

Helen’s tracking an Internet villain called Screenslaver, but she inadvertently discovers that Screenslaver is actually Evelyn Deaver, who’s determined to destroy all superheroes. Both Bob and Helen are brainwashed and caught up in Evelyn’s vengeful plot as are many other superheroes. Just as world leaders convene to change international laws, there’s a fantastic battle against Evelyn triggered by Violet and Dash, who use their baby brother JackJack to help save the day. Although a little predictable and preachy in a couple of spots, Incredibles 2 shines as a summer popcorn movie that’s crazy fun, fast-paced, and has lots of heart.

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t was only a matter of time before those cunning dinosaurs would be on a rampage again in a sequel called Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. But now, a volcano threatens to wipe out their remote island and the heroes from the first Jurassic World movie, Claire and Owen, team up in a save-the-dinosaur task force. Phenomenal special effects and riveting action sequences set the mood from the opening scenes to the final showdown as we follow Claire and Owen’s dinosaur rescue mission. Unfortunately, they

figure out they’ve been double crossed, the intrepid duo manages to hop aboard an escape discover too late that the corporation helping ship just as the volcano erupts. Back in the U. to relocate the dinosaurs is really a cover for S., the dinosaurs are almost sold at auction, greedy animal traffickers. After Claire and Owen but Claire and Owen let the terrible lizards loose and Cretaceous mayhem ensues. Although narratively exciting and humorous, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is quite a bit darker than the first film and dinosaurs are often chomping on humans. While we might relish when the creatures take their revenge, the severed body parts could be too much for Up close to T. Rex. younger viewers.

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Dos and Don’ts of Giving Your Kids Allowance Tanni Haas, Ph.D.


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ou can teach your kids important money management skills by giving them a regular allowance. But how do you ensure that they end up learning what you want them to learn? What are the most important dos and don’ts when it comes to giving your kids an allowance? Communicate Clear Expectations For Spending, Saving, and Giving It’s important thing to communicate clear expectations for what your kids are supposed to do with their allowance. Experts agree that if you want to teach your kids about the value of money and also encourage them to become caring human beings then require them to divide the allowance into three parts: spending, saving, and giving. “This is an excellent way to expose them to the three most important things they can do with their money,” says Brad Munson, a personal finance expert, “and it’s a lesson that can last a lifetime.” Come to a mutual agreement about how much money they are allowed to spend, how much they are supposed to save, and find a charity that they truly care about. As Susan Borowski, the author of “Money Crashers” puts it, having kids “choose the charity of their choice will make them more likely to set aside the money. Just like we give to charities that matter to us, children also need to give to a charity that matters to them, or they won’t be motivated to do it.”


Use The Allowance To Inspire Regular Conversations About Money Management Think of the allowance not primarily as a means of making money available to your kids, but rather as a way to inspire regular conversations with them about money management. Kimberly Palmer, the author of “Smart Mom, Rich Mom,” says to “worry less about how much you give than that you

use the allowance as a chance to talk to your children about money.” “The whole point,” says Mrs. Palmer, “is to get them used to handling and talking about money so it’s not so much the amount as the conversation around it” that matters.” Neale Godfrey, a personal finance expert and author of more than two dozen books on financial literary, puts it well: “Talking to your kids about allowance and money is just as important as giving it.” Mr. Godfrey is right: research shows that the more kids discuss money management with their parents as they grow up, the better they become at managing their own finances as adults. Be Consistent – But Regularly Review Your Allowance Policies However you decide that your kids should allocate their allowance, be consistent about your allowance policies and only change them if you have very good reasons to do so, like if you simply can’t afford the current amount or your kids are not spending it in the agreedupon ways. As Dr. Mary Kelly Blakeslee, a well-known child psychologist, says, “nothing bothers kids more than unfairness. If you change the rules without a good reason, you’re reneging on a contract. While children need to learn that life isn’t always fair, you can still respect your children’s feelings by explaining why you have to decrease their allowance or postpone payment and let them know you can understand their annoyance or disappointment” Mr. Munson agrees: Consistency “builds trust, reduces bargaining, and encourages planning for the future.” Don’t Use The Allowance As Punishment Or Reward An allowance should be used to teach kids money management and not as punishment or reward. An allowance, says Mr. Munson, “is supposed to develop greater trust and better


communication and cooperation, so using it as an unexpected disciplinary tool will just make you look cruel and arbitrary in the eyes of your children (no matter how much they might seem to deserve it). Find another way to make your point while living up to the original bargain.” Nevin Martell, a financial planner, agrees: Using money “as a yo-yo – ‘I don’t like this or I don’t like that, so I’m going to cut your allowance’ – is not going to help them form a healthy relationship with money.” Similarly, don’t use the allowance to reward your kids for unrelated accomplishments. “Giving your kids money as a reward,” says Joseph Hogue, a certified financial planner, “establishes the mentality that you only need to do things if you’re getting paid.” Instead, suggests Mr. Hogue, “let them pick the family outing for the week or just tell them how proud you are of their accomplishment.” Don’t Tie The Allowance To The Performance Of Regular Household Chores Finally, don’t tie the allowance to regular household chores. Doing so is wrong for several reasons: 1) it defeats the very idea that being part of a family entails that one has certain responsibilities, 2) it encourages your kids to bargain every time you ask them to do something around the house, and 3) your kids may even stop doing their chores once they feel they have enough money. Experts say to only offer your kids extra money for tasks you otherwise would have paid someone else to do like, say, mowing the lawn or painting the house. Mr. Godfrey suggests that parents carefully distinguish between what he calls “”citizen-of-thehousehold chores,” for which they shouldn’t get paid, and “work-for-pay chores,” for which it makes sense to give them some extra money. Tanni Haas, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Speech Communication Arts & Sciences at the City University of New York – Brooklyn College. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son. O R E G O N F A M I L Y. C O M • A U G U S T 2 0 1 8


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2 THURSDAY Little Family Yoga with Brynne Blevins. Springfield Public Library, 10:30am, FREE! Ph 541-726-3766

First Friday at the Museum. Investigate Oregon’s amazing fossils and ecosystems and delve into its cultural history. FREE! Museum of Natural History, 11am-5pm, Ph 541.346.3024

4 SATURDAY Eugene EMS vs. Spokane. $9-15, 7:05pm Coburg Car Classic. Family friendly event featuring an engine blow, poker walk, raffle drawings, kids make it and take it model building kits and a chicken barbecue lunch. Coburg City Park, 9am-3pm, FREE! Ph 541.228.8650 Movies in the Park. “Wonder Woman”, Bethel Community Park, 9pm-11pm, FREE!

5 SUNDAY Eugene EMS vs Spokane. $9-15, 5:05pm Blackberry Bramble. a 100-mile Century, a 62-mile Metric Century, a 40-mile ride and three community rides on local bike paths of 20, 10 and 5 miles. Starts a Hilyard Center, 6am-5pm, Event Brite for details.

6 MONDAY Oregon Rocks! With Museum of Natural History. Dig into rocks, fossils, earthquakes, and volcanoes through hands-on activities and rockin’ specimens, discovering the dynamic forces that have shaped Oregon’s landscape! Springfield Public Library, 6:30-7:30pm, FREE! Ph 541.726.3766

7 TUESDAY Party in the Park. Party in the Parks are a fun blend of live music, good eats and activities including a bike helmet giveaway, bicycle traffic garden, learn-to-ride clinic, circus arts and more! Bethel Community Park, 5-7pm, FREE! KIDS: Oregon Rocks! go on a geology adventure and explore the ever-changing planet Earth! Led by UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History, dig deep into rocks, fossils, earthquakes, and volcanos with hands-on activities and specimens. Downtown Library/4pm, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316

8 WEDNESDAY KIDS: Oregon Rocks! Sheldon Branch, 11am. Bethel Branch, 2pm, See the 7th

Farmers Markets Creswell Farmer’s Market. Every Tuesday May through October. Farm fare ranges from local fruits and vegetables to home grown meats. 4pm - 6pm, First and Oregon, Ph 541.895.2096 Hideaway Bakery Farmers Market. Every Saturday 9am-3pm (per vendor availability), behind Mazzi’s Restaurant, Ph 541.868.1982 Amazon Farmers Market. Fresh fruits and vegetables, prepared foods, and value added products in the heart of South Eugene! Amazon Community Center, Weekly on Thurs June 15th - Sept 28th. 12pm-4pm, FREE! Ph 541.682.5373 MarketPlace @ Sprout! Showcases the best of Lane County’s organic and locallygrown farm products. Farm fresh eggs, local meats and fish, plus produce, grains and artisan goodies. Music and activities vary week to week. Sprout! Every Friday, rain or shine, 3-7pm, FREE! Ph 541.345.7106 Lane County Farmers Market. Over 85 growers and producers, grown locally. Support your community and get the freshest goods, direct from the source! Every Sat 9am-3pm & Tuesday 10am3pm, April – Sept, 8th & Oak Blocks. Winter Farmers Market: Feb – March, park blocks. Holiday Farmers Market: Mid Nov – Mid Dec, Lane Events Center, Sat 10-5/Sun 11-5pm. FREE! Ph 541.431.4923 Winter Green Farmers Market. Emmaus Lutheran Church, Weds 2pm–6pm, June–Oct. Ph 541.743.3366 Saturday Farmers Market. Every Saturday, April-Nov, 8th & Oak St. Rain or shine. 10:00am – 5pm, Ph 686-8885, FREE! Veneta Farmers Market. Every Sat 10am–2pm, June–September, Luther Lane & Territorial, Ph 541.285.4376


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Teens at 4:30. Tie Dying! Dress like a rocker, or at least a groupie. We’ll provide one t-shirt to each participant, but you can also bring your own white and light-colored clothing to tie dye! It’s FREE and all supplies will be provided. Teen ages 12+ Springfield Public Library, 4:30-5:30pm, FREE! Ph 541.726.3766

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Teens at 4:30. Teen Flicks: Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. Teen ages 12+ Springfield Public Library, 4:30-5:30pm, FREE and open to the public! Ph 541.726.3766

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Scandinavian Festival. Celebrate local Scandinavian heritage with food, crafts, and entertainment at Junction City’s 58th Scandinavian Festival. Thurs is Norwegian Day, Fri is Swedish Day, Sat is Danish Day, and Sun is Finnish Day. Junction City, 10am-10pm, FREE! Ph 541.998.9372 Kids Club, Summer Edition! Art ROCKS workshop with NY Artist Michael Albert, Springfield Library, ages 7-12, FREE! Ph 541.726.3766

10 FRIDAY Lego Club. All bricks provided, including Dupelo. Springfield Public Library, 2-4pm, FREE! Ph 541-726-3766 Little Wonders: Stories and Activities for Pre-K. This month Habitats! Why do animals and plants live where they do? Explore different kinds of habitats through a story, crafts, games, and a museum scavenger hunt. Museum of Natural and Cultural History, ages 3-5, 10:30am – 11:30, $3-10, Ph 541.346.3024

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Eugene EMS vs Hillsboro. $9-15, 7:05pm Hult Presents, Party on the Plaza: Okaidja Afroso. Joyous, tragic, and uplifting. It embodies the vast perfect/imperfect human story. Performances start at 5:30pm. FREE!

17 FRIDAY Cottage Grove Heritage Fair. Come broaden your understanding and appreciation for old-fashioned fun, entertainment, and education in a safe and family-friendly environment. North Regional Park, 10am-10pm, $1-3 (under 12 FREE!), Ph 541.942.6150

13 MONDAY Dog Days Stories, Music & Art with Taylor. Springfield Public Library, 6:30-7:30pm, FREE! Ph 541.726.3766

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23 THURSDAY Kids Club, Summer Edition! Game Day: Play board games, enjoy some healthy snacks, and just generally hang out. Springfield Library, ages 7-12, 1:30pm-2:30pm, FREE! Ph 541.726.3766

Movies in the Park. “Black Panther”, University Park, 9pm-11pm, FREE!

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Eugene EMS vs Boise. Get your hands on a specialty toga jersey at PK Park to honor the 40th anniversary of Eugene’s beloved cult classic, Animal House. $9-15, 7:05pm Movies in the Park. “Ratatouille”, Rainsong Park, 9pm-11pm, FREE!

ETFC Summer Camp August 21-23 Ages 6-14 • 10am-1pm

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18 SATURDAY Cottage Grove Heritage Fair. See the 17th

Kids Club, Summer Edition! Movie Day: “My Little Pony: The Movie”, Springfield Library, ages 7-12, 1:30pm-2:30pm, FREE! Ph 541.726.3766

Huge Indoor Flea Market. 30+ tables, multiple vendors. Springfield Elks Lodge, 9am-4pm, FREE!

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Eugene’s Got Talent Variety Show. All ages are invited to catch a rising star at “Eugene’s Got Talent!” a free variety show performed by local kids and teens. Downtown library, 5pm, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316


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Throughout August

Little Family Yoga with Brynne Blevins. Springfield Public Library, 10:30am, FREE! Ph 541.726.3766

Movies in the Park. “Breakfast at Tiffanys”, Sladden Park, 9pm-11pm, FREE!

Family Night. In August the theme is China. Enjoy stories and learn Chinese words and dance moves with guest presenter Cindy Chan. Sheldon Branch Library, 6:30pm, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316

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Party in the Park. Kudana Marimba perform their traditional Zimbabwean music using seven marimbas, singing, drums and other percussion. A fun blend of live music, good eats and activities! Arrowhead Park, 5-7pm, FREE!

Family Day at the Farmers Market. Kids can explore what it means to be a superhero while creating their own identities through crafts and learning how to make a difference in Eugene and beyond. Park Blocks, 11am-1pm, FREE!

Wine Camp at Bennett Vineyard. Sleep under the stars in a vineyard setting. Pull up a chair and enjoy great food, fabulous wine, and a most unique camping trip. Wine class, vineyard tour, wine-paired dinner, s’mores and continental breakfast. Hosted and held at Bennett Vineyards and Wine Company. ADULTS ONLY. $199, Ph 541.221-8592

Movies in the Park. “Lilo and Stitch”, State Street Park, 9pm-11pm, FREE!

Teens at 4:30. Game Day. Virtual Reality, big screen video games, board games, and more! Come play a favorite or learn a new game. Teens! Come hangout, play a few games, eat a few snacks and have a bit of fun. Teen ages 12+ Springfield Public Library, 4:30-5:30pm, FREE! Ph 541.726.3766

Party in the Park at WJ Skate Park. a fun blend of live music, good eats and activities. DJ Connah Jay, a founding member of the Bohemian Dub collective Medium Troy, will perform a live set. 5-7pm, FREE!

Scandinavian Festival. See the 9th

Second Friday Art Walk. Starts at Springfield City Hall, 5:00pm, FREE!


Little Timbers Fall Skills Academy & League Sept.10 - Oct.19 Boys & Girls Age 4-10 M/W or T/Th Games on Fridays

Kids age 2-18 eat free this summer in Lane County. Los niños comen gratis este verano en el Candado de Lane. For the site nearest you, call FOOD for Lane County. Para el sitio más cercano a usted, llamar a FOOD for Lane County.

FFLC does not provide day care. Children ages 1 to 2 may eat if accompanied by a responsible adult. FFLC no provee cuidado de niños. Niños de 1 a 2 años pueden comer si están acompañados por un adulto responsable. USDA, the State of Oregon and FOOD for Lane County are equal opportunity employers and providers. USDA, el estado de Oregon y FOOD for Lane County son proveedores y empleadores de igualdad de oportunidad.

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Back-to-School Book Sale. Teachers, parents, and home schoolers: choose from a wide selection of gently-used educational materials for grades K-8, including books, teacher resources, CDs, and DVDs. Most items just $1.00. Downtown library, 10am-4pm, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316

Thursday, August 30th Tap & Taste, is back, this time for FREE! Savory bites and delectable sips await your purchase from local restaurants, food trucks and breweries. Purchase a souvenir glass and get your first sample for $5. Live music by local bands. Open to all ages. Downtown Springfield, 5pm-9pm, FREE! Ph 541.954.8017

28 TUESDAY Teens at 4:30. Teen ages 12+ Springfield Public Library, 4:30-5:30pm, FREE and open to the public! Ph 541.726.3766

Lego Club. All bricks provided, including Dupelo. Springfield Public Library, 2-4pm, FREE! Ph 541726-3766


Family Night. In August the theme is China. Enjoy stories and learn Chinese words and dance moves with guest presenter Cindy Chan. Bethel Branch Library, 6:30pm, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316

Eugene EMS vs Tri-City. First thousand fans receive free Ems hat. $9-15, 5:05pm

30 THURSDAY Hult Presents, Party on the Plaza: NANDA. A ninja theatre troupe pulling from classic vaudeville and circus traditions. Performances start at 5:30pm. FREE!

26 SUNDAY Eugene EMS vs Tri-City. Country Night. $9-15, 5:05pm Hult Presents, Party on the Plaza: Mitsuki Dazai. Timeless, dynamic beauty of this living treasure of Japanese civilization. Performances start at 5:30pm. FREE!

24 FRIDAY Eugene EMS vs Tri-City. Family Campout Night featuring a screening of The Sandlot. $9-15, 5:05pm



Heart of Country BBQ Cook-Off. A friendly competition to see who can grill up the best barbecue. Industry competitors and backyard masters are invited to see who can make the best ribs, pork and chicken. Dorris Ranch, 3pm8pm, $15-30, Ph 541.343.2856

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Reasons Your Child Needs a Yearly Checkup


by Pilar Bradshaw, M.D., F.A.A.P. • Eugene Pediatric Associates

hile there’s plenty of summer fun still to be had, the new school year is right around the corner. If your school-aged child (that includes teens) has not had a well-child checkup in the last 12 months, it’s time to schedule an appointment. As both a pediatrician, who has practiced in this community for more than 25 years, and as a mom, I can tell you that annual wellchecks are critically important to our kids’ health for many reasons, including:


PREVENTION. Annual checkups help ensure that your child is up-to-date on his or her immunizations. Older children, especially, may need boosters of important vaccines to protect against illnesses including whooping cough and meningitis.


and it empowers them to be an advocate for their health as they grow into adulthood.


RELATIONSHIP BUILDING. Your child and his or her doctor need to create a relationship over time, so that, in case of an emergency or a serious medical or behavioral concern, they have a foundation of trust with their health care provider.

SCREENING FOR IMPORTANT HEALTH CONCERNS. High blood pressure, hearing or vision problems, heart disease and a multitude of other potentially serious medical issues can be detected and treated by seeing your child’s doctor each year. D I AG N O S I N G D E P R E S S I O N, ANXIETY AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE. Most pediatricians routinely screen for highrisk mental health and substance abuse issues in tweens and teens. If you have a child who is 12 years or older, allow them to speak one-on-one with their provider, so that they have an opportunity to ask questions they might not want to discuss with a parent present. Giving your child the independence to speak confidentially to their physician is challenging, so it will likely feel odd the first time you step out of the room. But know that this is an important milestone for your child,

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES. Parenting a child takes a village, and your pediatric team can connect you to a variety of valuable parenting resources within the community. Now is also a good time to call your pediatrician if your child will require an exam to play fall sports. Be sure to ask for a copy of your child’s most recent immunization record, so that you can provide it to your child’s school, because the new school year will be here before you know it! O R E G O N F A M I L Y. C O M • A U G U S T 2 0 1 8


A Dad’s Eye View by Rick Epstein

Driving Sally to School or 10 Minutes of Quality Time S

oon thousands of amber school buses will be deployed across the countryside rounding up children for their daily rendezvous with Education. When I get caught behind one, I have nothing to do but enjoy fond memories. About a month into her freshman year of high school, my middle daughter Sally said, “Dad, can you give me a ride to school tomorrow?” “How come?” I asked. “Do you have to bring in something big?” “No, I just hate riding the school bus. The ride is jouncy, the kids run up and down the aisle yelling, and the Milford boys are always setting each other on fire.” Milford is one of the towns that send its kids to Good Times Regional High School. “Setting each other on fire?” “They spray each other’s jeans with deodorant and then light ‘em with cigarette lighters,” she said. “They flame up for a second or two and go out. It doesn’t seem to hurt them, but it makes the bus smell disgusting.” “Did you tell the bus driver!?” “Dad,” she said, “don’t be ridiculous. Just take me to school.” Two factors were at work here. First: Sally is not a morning person. The Milford boys could be engaged in silent prayer the whole way and she would still be annoyed by them. Second: Sally does not like situations that offend her dignity. Making her ride a rowdy school bus is like putting a baby bonnet on an old cat.


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So I started driving her to school. It was on my way to work, but the timing was off. It caused me to arrive in the office a half-hour early. But by working more slowly I was able to absorb the extra 30 minutes. On a bus, in a car, even in a box with a fox, if it’s morning, Sally will be crabby. So en route to school I learned not to criticize her, ask complicated questions, or complain about her sisters. Sally could handle light gossip and some joking, along with music on the car stereo. It was OK to point out interesting people, vehicles or animals. One morning we saw an escaped ostrich traipsing across a farm field and called the cops. We still talk about it. Well, I do anyway. It was a pleasant time for us. When we’d see a school bus, I’d tell Sally, “What a sad sight – a bus-load of children whose parents don’t love them as much as I love you.” That made her smile (the first few times). When she got her permit, I’d let her drive the car, and instead of enjoying low-key fellowship, we’d share a dangerous adventure. As kids get older, it gets harder to spend time with them. So you watch for opportunities and make the most of them. With Sally away at college and our oldest off seeking her fortune, there’s just Wendy at home. She was a freshman last year and I drove her to school a few times. But Wendy much prefers the company of teenagers – and if those teenagers are performing jackass stunts, so much the better. I just couldn’t compete with the human torches of Milford. I look for other ways to connect with her, but without much success so far. I really miss my 10 minutes a day with Sally. But at the beginning and end of each school year, I get to drive the 400 miles up to her college to collect Sally and all her stuff. We share the driving, but she still makes me nervous. I make sure she takes her turn just after we’ve stopped for coffee, so she’ll need to stop again soon and I can reclaim the wheel. We have friendly discussions as we ride along. She’ll ask how I’m doing and then tell me how to do better, especially with regard to managing my personnel at work and managing young Wendy at home. Sally is almost as smart as she thinks she is, and her confidence is wonderful. Her bossy advice is music to me, and I never let the lyrics bother me. Sometimes we hold hands. As I learned to do when she was in high school, I savor our time together. (And we never hit the road before noon.) Rick Epstein can be reached at But take it easy; he’s feeling a bit frail just now.

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Application Deadline




Dancing Sol Nature Education Program



8:30 - 12:30, ext. care 8-3



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Adventure! Children’s Museum



10-6 weekdays/11-6 weekends



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Eugene Science Center



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Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras



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Eugene Veg Education Network (EVEN)



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School Name Preschools

EWEB Child Development Center Foundations Montessori Preschool ISMT Preschool Lane Child and Family Center Private Schools Eugene Waldorf School Lifegate Christian International School

Public / Charter Schools Ridgeline Montessori School Educational Resources

Lane Tutoring Service

National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics Nearby Nature Oregon Children’s Choir Oregon Tutor


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Dancing Sol Nature Education Program 896 Sundance Street Eugene, OR 97405 541-357-9559

Would you like your preschooler outside connecting with nature every single day? Dancing Sol supports the whole child in all areas of their development, and does this through teaching a comprehensive nature program. Contact us for a visit! (Summer nature camps for preschoolers are taught through our sister organization: Whole Earth Nature School.)

Eugene Montessori School 2255 Oakmont Way Eugene, OR 97401 541-345-7124

EWEB Child Development Center 888 Goodpasture Island Road Eugene, OR 97401 541-345-8887

EWEB CDC continues its over 30 years of legacy now at its new home and offers expanded programs of summer camp and before/after school care. Children receive exceptional care and education with year-round

Small Montessori Children’s House in Eugene

rotating enhancement programs (language, culture, music, swim, gymnastics, etc.). Our mission is to provide a warm, safe, and healthy environment where everyone is accepted and respected, and growth and learning are nurtured.

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Eugene Montessori School offers a quality education for children age 2 1/2 - Kindergarten. The individual curriculum fosters the child’s natural curiosity and love of learning while building self-confidence and independence. In our multi-age classrooms, children work together as a community caring for each other and the environment. For more information or to schedule a tour, please call 541-345-7124

Foundations Montessori Preschool 1852 Taylor Street Eugene, OR 97405 541-343-3425

Small Montessori Children’s House in Eugene. AMS Certified teacher with 30+ years experience. Bible Curriculum with engaging themes Academic Program;. Extended care also available. Organic home-cooked meals included with a large natural playscape. Now enrolling for ages 3 – 6 years. continued on next page…

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• AMS Certified teacher with 30+ years experience • Bible Curriculum with engaging themes • Academic Program; extended care also available • Organic home-cooked meals included • Large natural playscape • Ages 3-6 years • 541-343-3425

EWEB Child Development Center • High quality child care and early childhood education ages 2 months – 11 years old • Cooperative play, academic learning and enrichment • Spanish, gymnastics, swimming, music • 30 years community-focused service • Before- and After-School care available • Summer camps (registration open) OPEN HOUSE August 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm Pre-K is enrolling

A quality Montessori education for children 2 1/2 through kindergarten. The individualized curriculum includes music, Spanish, P.E., snacks and a wholesome hot lunch.

Call for a tour! Branching Out, Putting Down Roots, Growing Together • 541-345-8887 • 888 Goodpasture Island Rd, Eugene

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International School of Modern Technology

Pre-School …where joy is learning.

• STEM Integrated Program • International Cultural Perspective • Pre-School Literacy • Year Round • After School Program Bring ad for 10% OFF your first month. 3575 Donald St., Suite 250 Eugene, OR 97405 541-285-1916

ISMT Preschool 3575 Donald Street, Ste 250 Eugene, Oregon 97405 541-285-1916

The mission of the International School of Modern Technology is to provide all students with a rigorous, comprehensive, and relevant education while promoting personal development and cultural literacy to help students achieve academic excellence. It provides pre-reading and math literacy, music and swimming. ISMT’s curriculum focuses on developing students in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). These disciplines are delivered in a holistic culturally responsive environment.

Serving preschool through grade 8 since 1980

Lane Child and Family Center

Private Schools

4000 E 30th Ave Eugene, OR 97405 541-463-5517

Eugene Waldorf School

LCFC offers high quality, Reggio inspired education for the entire community. Parent participation is welcome and financial aid is available! Our curriculum focuses on purposeful play, developing creativity, cognitive, emotional and motor skills. We provide opportunities for children to experiment with a variety of materials in a safe environment, with natural, outdoor playscapes. Teachers respect children’s unique needs and allow development at their own pace.

1350 McLean Blvd. Eugene, OR 97405 541-683-6951

The Eugene Waldorf School is one of over 1,000 Waldorf schools worldwide and has been serving preschool through grade 8 since 1980. Our mission is to educate the whole child for the future, equally engaging body, mind, and spirit. Our teachers foster a love of learning by enlivening the imagination, strengthening the creative will, deepening understanding, and awakening a sense of community. Our academic program integrates the arts, humanities, and sciences.  We strive to help all children develop their unique physical, emotional, intellectual,

Lane Child & Family Center Reggio inspired, high quality preschool education for the entire community!

Call us for a tour! 541-463-5517 LCC Main Campus Building #24 Nationally accredited with the highest rating by Oregon’s Quality Rating Improvement System To request this information in an alternate format please contact the Center for Accessible Resources at (541) 463-5150 or

At our preschool and kindergarten, The Eugene Waldorf School offers children are so actively engaged they adon’t classical arts education evenliberal know they’re learning. to Come seethe how the imagination of nurture strengths, potential childhood forms a foundation for and uniqueness of each child. lifetime learning. • 541-683-6951 1350 McLean Blvd. 20

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• Caring dedicated teachers

• Now enrolling High School and Middle School

• Transportation option

• College Credit Option

• Small class sizes

• Fully Accredited • Flexible Home School and Part-Time Options • Reduced tuition • Outdoor School Lifegate isn’t just a school, we’re family! Come see what “The righteous are bold as a lion.” we’re all about. Proverbs 28:1b

21211 Coburg Rd, Harrisburg OR 97446 •

tion when needed. Grounding their faith, we prepare this generation for the 21st century’s challenges.

admitted to four year colleges. 45% of high schoolers are National Honor Society members. Multiple AP exams offered.

St. Paul Parish School

Lifegate Christian International School

Oak Hill School 86397 Eldon Schafer Dr Eugene, OR 97405 541-744-0954

1201 Satre St. Eugene, OR 97401 541-344-1401

K-12 independent school focused on educating the whole student-- creating caring and responsible critical thinkers. Rigorous college preparatory program complimented by the visual, literary, musical and performing arts. Foreign language programs include Mandarin, French, and Spanish. Collaborative learning environment that focuses on the individual student. Small class sizes, strong personal relationships and rapport between faculty, students, and parents. 100% of graduates

St. Paul Parish School is a fully accredited Preschool through 8th grade elementary program in the best tradition of Catholic education. Our mission is to provide a Catholic education fostering spiritual growth and academic excellence in a safe, nurturing environment.  In addition to a solid academic program, students receive instruction in the Performing Arts, Physical Education, Technology and Spanish. Currently accepting applications for the coming school year.

1052 Fairfield Ave Eugene, OR 97402 541-689-5847

Lifegate is a fully accredited, inter-denominational Christian school for grades 6-12. Since 1993, we’ve assisted families in pursuing excellence in Christ centered education, promoting citizenship and social responsibility, where courses incorporate a Christian world view, biblical apologetics, and emphasis on critical thinking. Lifegate teachers assist students through encouragement, inspiration, small classes, and individual instruc-

Wellsprings Friends School 3590 W. 18th Ave. Eugene, OR 97402 541-686-1223

Wellsprings is an accredited, independent, non-profit high school, founded in 1994. Offering small classes, a variety of learning/teaching styles, lots of personal attention, and a safe, nurturing environment, we provide an engaging high school experience for teenagers whose needs are not met in other settings. Our teachers create supportive relationships that value each student’s individual emotional, social and academic needs.

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Grades 9–12 Student centered iicurriculum ● Music & Art classes ● All learning styles iiwelcomed ● 501(c)(3) Non-profit ● ●

Is your child getting the best education available?

▪ Academic Achievement ▪ Personal Growth ▪ Transformation Diverse student body and faculty All learning styles welcomed Small mixed-grade classes Strong sense of community Safe, nurturing environment Problem-solving skills taught

Fully accredited Student-centered curriculum Music and Art classes Frequent field trips Tuition assistance available 3590 West 18th Avenue Eugene, OR 97402 (541) 686-1223

Is your child getting the best education available? St. Paul PA R I S H S C H O O L

Providing a quality Catholic education for students in preschool through 8th Grade for over 50 years. 1201 Satre Street Eugene, OR 97401 541-344-1401

Academic excellence and lifelong learning.

Accepting applications for Accepting applications for kindergarten kindergarten through through12th 12th.grade.

Call now nowto toschedule scheduleyour your Call personal tour: 541-744-0954 personal tour: 541-744-0954 Academic excellence and lifelong learning.

86397 Eldon Drive 86397 EldonSchafer Schafer Dr. Eugene, Oregon 97405 Eugene, Oregon 97405

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and spiritual capacities. This enables each individual to responsibly enter in freedom into an ever-changing local and global community.

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Public/Charter Schools Ridgeline Montessori 4500 W. Amazon Drive Eugene, OR 97405 541-681-9662

Expansion Now Open!

Ridgeline Montessori provides an academically rigorous public Montessori education. Students balance their freedom to explore and think for themselves with their responsibility to work and learn within a community.

Educational Resources Adventure! Children’s Museum 490 Valley River Center Eugene, OR 97401 541-653-9629

Children’s museum dedicated to the spirit of adventure in every child! Field trips, birthday parties, museum lending boxes, and daily open hours with plenty of parking, close to bike paths and bus station.

Eugene Science Center 2300 Leo Harris Parkway Eugene, OR 97401 541-682-7888


Visit Eugene Science Center for hands-on exhibits, state of the art planetarium shows, school group field trips, early education programs, and special events.

Register now for after-school science programs, no-school-day workshops, and camps designed to ignite your child’s curiosity.

Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras PO Box 5666 Eugene, OR 97405 541-484-0473

ESYO has been a cornerstone of high-quality music education for 83 years! From String Academies in elementary schools, to first-rate performing orchestras, ESYO is home to our community’s youth symphonies. We offer orchestral training from 4th-12th grade, and need-based program and private lesson scholarships. Inspire. Grow. Lead. Play! Take a journey of discovery through music!


• Challenging Curriculum • Self-Directed Learning • Multi-Age Classrooms • No Tuition

* O P E N D A I LY ! 490 Valley River Center Eugene, Oregon 97401 541-653-9629


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Application Deadline for 2019/2020 School Year: January 31, 2019 For Details Call 541-681-9662 or visit

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

1574 Coburg Rd. #120 Eugene, OR 97401 541-686-8686

1430 Johnson Lane Eugene, OR 97403 541-346-3027

The Eugene Veg Education Network (EVEN) is a 501c3 vegan education and outreach non-profit emphasizing compassion, non-violence, and sustainablity. Since 2005 EVEN has been serving as a vegan resource to individuals, families, students, organizations, and the community. EVEN’s mission is to inform, educate, and encourage those interested in a whole-foods, plant-based diet. EVEN focuses on the interconnectedness of all life and how a vegan lifestyle positively benefits the earth, the animals, and all people.

The JSMA offers an active program for youth and families. Programs include art classes for preschool, elementary, middle and high school students during the school year, art camps during school breaks and Family Days, which feature art projects inspired by museum exhibitions, music and theatrical performances, and family-friendly tours.

AFTER SCHOOL ART CLASSES To learn more, visit our website at or call 541-346-3027 for more information

EO/AA/ADA Institution committed to cultural diversity

Kidsports 2190 Polk Street Eugene, OR 97405 541-683-2374 (Please see our ad on page 24)

Lane County’s #1 MultiSport Provider – and its mission of “All Kids Play,” has been serving the community since 1954. KIDSPORTS strives to provide an early,

positive, team sport experience for “all kids,” kindergarten through eighth grade. Regardless of athletic ability, or ability to pay, KS finds a way for “all kids” to play.” See www. for scholarship assistance and team sport options and opportunities. continued on next page…

Eugene Veg Education Network (EVEN) A 501c3 vegan education and outreach nonprofit, serving as a vegan resource since 2005. Emphasizing non-violence, compassion, sustainability and the inter-connectedness of all life.

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Lane Tutoring Service 2141 Crest Drive Eugene, OR 97405 541-484-4133


Registration Deadlines FALL SOCCER

5th-8th Grade ...............Aug. 3 3rd-4th Grade .............Aug. 17

Lane Tutoring Service is a oneon-one, in-home tutoring and college preparatory service serving student in grades K-12. Our professional teachers design programs that cater to each student’s unique strengths, needs and demeanor. We offer schoolyear support, focusing both on academic and study skills, as well as curriculum design for home-schoolers or summer skill-building. Our teachers are dynamic and engaging, and students enjoy working with us as they reach for greater success. All subjects, plus SAT/ACT and college admissions preparation. Serving Eugene/Springfield since 1990.

Kinder .........................Aug. 31

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TOT 3&4 year old ........Sept. 14

TACKLE FOOTBALL 5th-8th Grade ............. July 27

2nd-8th Grade..............Aug 17

Joshua Hirschstein, Director


TUTORING ! INC. S! ERVICE, College Preparatory Services: • Admissions Coaching • SAT/ACT Prep • College Essay Writing


One-On-One Tutoring: • Friendly, Certified Teachers • All Subjects, K-12 • We travel to your home (541) 683-2374 24

1680 E. 15th Ave. Eugene, OR 97403 541-346-3024

Inspire wonder! The museum’s K-12 programs emphasize fun, inquiry-based learning in science and social studies. At the museum or in your classroom, students can dig deep into Oregon’s geology, archaeology, and natural history. All programs align with Oregon and national standards. Visit our website to learn more about museum-based learning experiences, or how to bring one of our programs to your school.

Music Together Eugene 1430 Willamette St, #383 Eugene, OR 97401 541-362-5511

Come sing, dance, and laugh

1st-2nd Grade .............Aug. 24


Museum of Natural and Cultural History

! 541-484-4133 ! Trusted by local families

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since 1990.

with Music Together premier early childhood music program for kids and the adults who love them! We offer weekly classes that include songs, rhymes, movement, and instrument play. Just like language development, the early years are critical for developing basic music competence and our classes provide a good foundation for future dance and instrument study. Best of all, they’re FUN!

National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics 1205 Oak Patch Rd. Eugene, OR 97402 541-344-2002

Nationally Renowned Program. Fun gymnastics and fitness programs for children 1-18 and Adults!  Increase physical ability and self-confidence in a fun and positive environment. Gymnastics, Movement, Trampoline/

Little Little Wonders Wonders


FOR PRESCHOOLERS STORIES AND ACTIVITIES Stories and Second Friday of the month FOR PRESCHOOLERS at 10:30 a.m.for Activities Preschoolers

Second Friday of the month Free admission for MNCH at 10:30 a.m. members

Wonders 1680 E. 15th Avenue, Eugene

Free admission for MNCH members 541-346-3024 Second Friday of the 1680 E. 15th Avenue, Eugene

STORIES541-346-3024 AND ACTIVITIES month at 10:30 a.m. FOR PRESCHOOLERS Second of the month FreeFriday admission for at 10:30 a.m. MNCH members

Free admission for MNCH members 1680 E. 15th Avenue, Eugene 1680 E.541-346-3024 15th Avenue, Eugene 541-346-3024

Discover the power of family music-making. Eugene (646) 957-4411

Nearby Nature P.O. Box 3678 Eugene, OR 97403 541-687-9699

Enjoy nature, science, play, adventure, art, and gardening! Based outdoors in Alton Baker Park, Nearby Nature leads day camps, field trips, class visits, costumed Kinder Critter programs, Green Start Play Days, no-school-day events, and outdoor school presentations for kids in pre-school through middle school. On weekends, we host Nature Quest adventures and special events for families.

Don’t miss the Haunted Hike on Oct 20th! We also serve middle and high schoolers as a partner in the Network Charter School. Scholarships, discounts for members, service learning projects, and volunteer opportunities are available.

Oregon Children’s Choir PO Box 11007 Eugene, OR 97440 458-215-0070

The Oregon Children’s Choir serves K-12th grades and provides advanced choral instructions in many styles of music, including Traditional, Contemporary, Broadway, World and A cappella. Choirs meet for rehearsals once a week at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. Eugene, and perform in 4 concerts throughout the year. Several of our choirs take

end-of-the-year singing trips including competitions for our high school a cappella groups. Scholarships and sibling discounts are available.

Haunted Hike October 20th!

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tumbling, Cheerleading, Girls and Boy Teams, Open Gyms, Birthday Parties, No School Day Activities and Camps for Summer, Winter and Spring Break. Where Fitness is Fun and Confidence Grows.

Oregon Tutor 1144 Gateway Loop, Ste 100 Springfield, OR 97477 541-733-1749

At Oregon Tutor, we believe oneon-one tutoring greatly enriches the lives of our students. We offer private tutoring to students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade, as well as adults. Our philosophy is to help students of all ages achieve their academic goals by providing tutors of the highest quality while working at each student’s pace. We like to work in tandem with the school teacher and home, to ensure that we are working as a team towards common goals.

School Field Trips No School Days Nature Quests Kinder Critters Classroom Visits Green Start Play Days Scholarships Available!

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OregonTutor Do You Love To Sing? We’d Love To Meet You! Choirs available for ages K-12

Experienced tutors here to help students of all ages with: SAT/ACT Prep•Homework Support

Where Fitness is Fun and Confidence Grows!

Making a positive difference in the lives of Lane County’s youth for 44 years

OUR NATIONAL RENOWNED PROGRAMS INCLUDE: Preschool Gymnastics School Age Gymnastics Adult Gymnastics Ninja Classes Silks Classes Boys and Girls Teams Birthday Parties Parents Night Out Camps for No School Days

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Is it recyclable? Ask the Garbage Guru

If in doubt, find out . . .or leave it out!


FREE Compost Demonstration Gardens for Self Tours Grass Roots Garden

St. Thomas Episcopal Church 1465 Coburg Rd, Eugene

BRING Recycling

4446 Franklin Blvd, Eugene

River House

301 N. Adams, Eugene

OSU Extension Service

Grows Great Gardens!

For directions or more information about composting and gardening contact the OSU Extension - Lane County Master Gardener Plant Clinic: 996 Jefferson Street, Eugene • (541) 344-0265


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996 Jefferson St. Eugene

Guided Demonstrations offered in Spring and Fall Call OSU Extension office with your gardening/composting questions 541-344-0265

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Your family won’t wait. Neither should your health. PeaceHealth’s Urgent and Walk-In Clinics are open seven days a week to help you get back on your feet fast.

Save time. Schedule online. Eugene


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August 2018 issue, Education Resource Guide

August 2018 issue  

August 2018 issue, Education Resource Guide