By Eugene Magazine

What will you do this week? The first baseball games of the season are teed up. Take in the art of Downtown Springfield’s Second Friday Art Walk. Head to Hendricks Park for a walking tour of the Rhododendron Garden. And browse books, music, and DVDs at the Friends Of Eugene Public Library Book Sale.

April 12
Women on the Wall
| The Women on the Wall clinic is for women ages 14 and up to join others in having a comfortable and non-intimidating environment to learn rock climbing techniques from trained staff. Have fun and find out what you’re capable of! Bob Keefer Center,

April 12
Gus Russell Duo | 
Friday nights at Elizabeth’s Wine Lounge means great live music and a perfect dinner night out with friends, family, or a special date! A variety of music performances will be showcased on Friday evenings, with some outdoors, weather permitting, though most will be inside the Lounge’s beautiful indoor space. Explore the complete lineup of gifted musicians on the Lounge’s online calendar. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Elizabeth’s Wine Lounge,

April 12
Downtown Springfield’s Second Friday Art Walk
| Tour downtown Springfield to see this month’s curated art exhibits. Participating businesses and storefronts in the historic district along Main Street and on nearby blocks will host live music and artist receptions. This self-guided tour is hosted by Emerald Art Center, a destination of local art exhibits and cultural displays. Visit them for tour directions (and to see their Simpsons exhibit). Downtown Springfield,

April 12 & 13
Themed Wine Tastings at Sundance Wine Cellars
| Sundance Wine Cellars’ free themed wine tastings highlight various wine regions on Fridays, and on Saturdays, they host local and regional wineries. Apart from the weekends, their tasting bar is always open and has free samples of their featured wines. Sundance Wine Cellars has Oregon’s largest selection of wine and is one of the oldest wine retailers in the Willamette Valley. Since 1983, Sundance Wine Cellars has provided an unparalleled selection of wine from Oregon, the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Sundance Wine Cellars,

April 12 – 14
The Jazz Kings At The Shedd: Dearie’s Blues, A Tribute To Blossom Dearie
| Join The Shedd as Vicki Brabham and The Jazz Kings pay tribute to Blossom Dearie. The Shedd Institute offers concerts, conferences, lectures, classes and other events year-round; including four unique concert series. This historic building and venue is located in downtown Eugene. The Shedd,

April 13
Sound Advice
| Drop in for Sound Advice, a free, peer-led, monthly gathering to discuss the challenges of hearing loss and to learn about using hearing loops and other assistive listening systems. The Shedd installed hearing loops throughout their concert halls and classrooms to access sound, clearly and directly, through telecoils in hearing aids and cochlear implants. They discovered that few community members knew how to use their hearing device to access a loop. Many other sites in Oregon now also have loops. Come learn about this life-changing system. Call 541-434-7000 for more info. The Shedd,

April 13
Vida Sip & Shop
| The Sip & Shop at the newly completed Vida McKenzie Community Center will provide a lovely spring day with artisans set up and a tea luncheon. Enjoy lunch, dessert and a variety of hot teas while you shop. Reserve your tickets by contacting the number provided. Vida,

April 13
Carts & Crafters
| Springs marks the first Carts & Crafters! Over 20 vendors signed up for the first Saturday Evening market including handmade items such as wire and crystal jewelry, freeze dried candy, fair-trade Alpaca wool clothing, acrylic abstract painting, tie-dye apparel, laser cut art and jewelry, analog collage art, leather and vinyl journals, feather jewelry, sun catchers, crystals, dried flowers, raw dehydrated snacks, and more! Not to mention all the fabulous food at Cedar Tree Food Court, live music and a drum circle. Don’t miss the kickoff for this new weekly night market! Cedar Tree Food Court,

April 13 & 14
The Covered Bridge Regatta
| The Masters and Juniors Covered Bridge Regatta is for high school rowers. Dexter Lake,

April 13 & 14
Friends Of Eugene Public Library Book Sale
| Join in this beloved tradition and shop for a good cause. Browse thousands of gently-used and like-new books with choices for all interests and ages, most at the bargain price of only $2. Plus CDs, DVDs, and more. Proceeds from this all-volunteer project help support Eugene Public Library activities and events, including Summer Reading books and programs for children and teens. Lane Events Center,

April 14
Hendricks Park Rhododendron Garden Walking Tour
| Walk the meandering paths of the Rhododendron Garden with Emily Aune, Hendricks Park head gardener. See unique trees and ornamental shrubs. Get tips on how to care for rhododendrons. Learn about park history and heritage. The Spring Walking Tours at Hendricks Park will be led by different hosts each week to teach about the Rhododendron Garden, edible and medicinal plants, the Kalapuya Indigenous People, and birding, respectively. Hendricks Park,

Through April 14
“Alabama Story” 
| The Very Little Theatre continues its 94th season with the Oregon premier of “Alabama Story,” based on true events. Set in 1959 in Montgomery, Alabama, at the cusp of the civil rights movement, a seemingly innocuous children’s book ignites a dramatic clash. At its heart, this play is a love letter – to the freedom to read and to librarians. Very Little Theatre,

April 16
10×10: Liz Longley
| Discover your new favorite artist during the 10×10 Series, which features performances by talented artists from varying genres. Each show is only $10! Liz Longley will bring intimate country tunes. Hult Center,

April 16
Eugene Emeralds vs Vancouver Canadians
| The Eugene Emeralds Minor League Baseball team will play six games against the Vancouver Canadians. PK Park,

April 16
Eugene Symphony’s Piano Master Class
| Join Eugene Symphony for a Piano Master Class with guest artist acclaimed American pianist Drew Petersen. Petersen will work with three talented piano students from the community as part of the Laura Avery Visiting Masters Series. All master classes are free and open to the public. Hult Center,

Through April 30
“From Wolf Country” Exhibit By Ronan Donovan At New Zone Gallery
| View fine art photography by National Geographic explorer and conservation photographer Ronan Donovan highlighting conservation issues to help reframe some of the stuck narratives around modern humans and the non-human world. Join the Opening Reception during the First Friday ArtWalk on April 5, starting at 5:30pm. In addition to the eclectic mix of art created by the New Zone members, also enjoy beverages by Hop Valley Brewing, wine by Sundance Cellars and live music. On display through April 30. New Zone Gallery,