The weather took a very wet turn, but that won’t keep us from these great events happening around Lane County this weekend!
Eugene Town Square September Shindig
On Thursday, visit the Park Blocks for the Eugene Town Square September Shindig. While there, check out and give feedback on the final plans for changes to the Park Blocks while also enjoying activities, music and dancing, food trucks and a beer garden, and free shaved ice.
Thursday | 4:30 pm | Park Blocks, 8th Ave. and Oak St. | Free admission | eugenetownsquare.org
Reflections on Stonewall at 50
The riots at Stonewall in 1969 marked the start of the modern gay rights movement. Now, 50 years later, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History is hosting a lecture by UO history professor and vice provost, Ellen Herman, to discuss what it can still teach us today.
Thursday | 6 pm | Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1680 E 15thAve. | Included with regular admission | calendar.uoregon.edu
Springfield Second Friday Artwalk
This Friday, Springfield is hosting their Second Friday ArtWalk, led by local resident, Madeleine Berney. The guided walk starts with the Annual National Juried Photography Show at the Emerald Art Center, then to the Hispanic Heritage Celebration and El Grito at the City Hall Gallery, art by Nissie Ellison and Ame Beard at the Academy of Arts and Academics, and a celebration of Latinx Arts and Culture at the Springfield Museum.
Friday | 5:30 pm | Starting at the Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St., Springfield | Free | emeraldartcenter.com
Annie at the Shedd
The Shedd is hosting a production of Annie, the classic story of Annie, an orphan, who goes from living the “Hard Knock Life” to finding new parents, with clashes with her foe, Miss Hannigan, along the way. See it at The Shedd until September 29.
Opening Friday through Sept. 29 | Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 pm; Sundays, 3 pm | Jaqua Concert Hal, The Shedd, 868 High St. | $21.75-$39 | theshedd.org
Rods ’N Rhodies Car Show
Head to the coast for the annual Invitational Rods ’N Rhodies Car Show and Community-wide Garage Sale this weekend in Florence. Come for the West Coast’s best collection of hot rods, stay for the garage sale. The weekend will also include raffles, awards, and themed music, among other happenings on Friday and Saturday.
Friday through Saturday | See website for schedule of events | Bay Street, Florence | Prices vary | florencechamber.com
Veneta Harvest Festival
The Veneta-Fern Ridge community is celebrating the season at their annual Harvest Festival this Saturday. Join them for more than 70 craft vendors, food, kids’ activities, the Silver Threads Quilt Show, live music, a chili cookoff, and even a community pancake breakfast to start it all off.
Saturday | 10 am | Broadway and 2nd St., Veneta | Free admission | eugenecascadescoast.org
Lane County Dahlia Show
This Saturday, the Lane County Dahlia Society is hosting their 56thAnnual Dahlia Show at the Lane County Events Center. See the hundreds of varieties on display, learn more about growing this beautiful flower, and be inspired.
Saturday through Sunday | 12 pm | Lane County Events Center, 796 W 13thAve. | Free admission | DahliaShow.com
Next week: Eugene Sunday Streets
Celebrate Eugene at Eugene Sunday Streets on September 22. The event will kick off with the EUG Parade at 11 am, after which you can visit the various activity centers for free bike repairs, live music, dance, food carts, fitness classes, and other events to keep you engaged and active! See website for full guide.
Sunday, September 22 | 12 pm | Various parks around Eugene | Free admission | eugene-or.gov