By Eugene Magazine

Connect with local nonprofits, get involved in advocacy efforts, and learn about how to incorporate herbs and botanicals into your life—all these events and others around Lane County this week!

Please attend in-person events responsibly, wear a mask, and follow all proper safety guidelines.

Submit your own event for consideration!


Free Herbalism Project

Mountain Rose Herbs is hosting their annual Free Herbalism Project virtually this Thursday afternoon. See presentations by Christine Rice, Lucretia VanDyke, and Rosalee de la Foret, and live music from Lemolo, all emceed by Bevin Clare.

Thursday | 1 pm | Virtual | Free |


Engage with Alesong: Cascades Raptor Center

For this month’s Engage with Alesong, join them to support the Cascades Raptor Center with a glass (or two) of their Manhattan brew. They will donate 25 percent of all sales of that ale to the Center.

Thursday | 5 pm | Alesong Brewing and Blending, 296 E 5th Ave. | Free admission |


An Interview with Dolores Huerta

To cap off their Huerta/Chavez Celebration, Springfield students will be interviewing Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez. Check out their website for more information about Huerta’s work, read-a-louds, performances by the Springfield High School Mariachi Del Sol, and more!

Thursday | 7 pm | Virtual | Free |


Mark Clarke: Discoveries

On Thursday, Karin Clarke Gallery is opening “Mark Clarke: Discoveries,” featuring works by the owner’s father that have only recently been discovered, including coastal works, imaginative pieces, and more. On display through May 29.

Opening Thursday | Usual gallery hours | Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St. | Free admission |


Oregon Environmental Justice Pathways Summit

Beyond Toxics and NAACP Eugene/Springfield is hosting the Environmental Justice Pathways Summit this Friday and Saturday, which will feature Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali and Sheila Watt-Cloutier. See them and other renown speakers in discussions, workshops, and organizational meetings, all to build a collaborative network and craft related policy guidelines. Tune in virtually starting at 12 pm on Friday.

Friday, 12 pm; Saturday, 6 pm | Virtual | Free |


Transcending Borders

On Friday, the Maude Kerns Art Center is opening “Transcending Borders,” featuring word and image pairings by poet Laura Winter and photographer Terri Warpinski, photographs by Marcus DeSieno exploring the idea of state surveillance, a black and white photographs by Richard Keis of workers in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Opening Friday | Normal gallery hours | Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E 15th Ave. | Suggested donation: $5 |


Nat Geo Live: Women and Migration

The Hult Center is continuing their National Geographic Live series with “Women and Migration,” with presentations from Istanbul-based photojournalist Danielle Villasana whose work focuses on human rights, gender, displacement, and health around the world; and Mauritus-based documentary photographer Miora Rajaonary, whose work focuses on identity and the social impacts of and adaptations to climate change in Africa; and Pakistani photojournalist Saiyna Bashir, whose work focuses on human rights, healthcare, migration, climate change, and gender—all moderated by Nat Geo photo editor Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel.

Wednesday | 7 pm | Virtual | $20 |


Chico Schwall’s American Roots: Rock Island Line

On Wednesday, the Shedd Institute is welcoming Chico Schwall’s AmericanRock Island Line to perform “Skiffle and the rise of British Rock, 1955-1960,” as part of their Chico Schwall’s American Roots program. Get your tickets in advance through their website!

Wednesday | 7:30 pm | The Shedd Institute, 868 High St. |


Women of Color in the Workforce

On Wednesday, the Eugene Chamber of Commerce is hosting a webinar as part of their Endeavor Eugene initiative: Women of Color in the Workforce. The panel will include Deleesa Meashintubby from Volunteers in Medicine; Keri Pilgrim Ricker from the 4J School District; Linda Hamilton, Lane County Corrections Officer/Parole and Probation; Alexandra Perez Urbina from Huerto de Familia; and Jennifer Scurlock from the 4J School District.

Wednesday | 12 pm | Virtual | Free |





Weekend Market

Every weekend, take in the new 5th Street Market Expansion or explore your old favorites while perusing pop up shops and artisans. Grab some food, enjoy displays, and learn about the new businesses in the Market Alley.

Saturday and Sunday | 11 am | 5th Street Public Market, 296 E 5th Ave. | Free admission |


Animal Collective

Now open, Karin Clarke Gallery is hosting an exhibition featuring our animal friends. The show includes works by Rick Bartow, Marit Berg, Tom Blodgett, Matthew Dennison, Tallmadge Doyle, Adam Grosowsky, Robert Shlegel, and Betsy Wolfston. Last chance!

Now through April 10 | During normal gallery hours | Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St. | Free admission |


Lane County Farmers Market

The Lane County Farmers Market is now open in their new location! Join them on 5th Avenue between High and Oak Streets to shop local and fresh! Check their “In Season” page to see what will be available on your shopping list (or expect to be surprised and inspired).

Saturday | 9 am | 5th Ave. between High and Oak Sts. | Free admission |


Saturday Market

The Eugene Saturday Market is now open in their usual spot in the Park Blocks. Peruse local artisans and craftspeople, pick up lunch from the international food court, and see live music. It’s a Eugene institution!

Saturday | 10 am | 8th Ave. and Oak St. | Free admission |


Downtown Eugene Windowfront Exhibitions

Explore downtown Eugene to see the empty storefronts turned into interactive art installations. On display through April 23!

Now through April 23 | Ongoing | Multiple locations | Free admission |


Choose Your Own Fitness Adventure: Oregon Edition

The YMCA is encouraging you to be inspired by the stunning nature around us and stick to a six-month fitness challenge along the way! With challenges like swimming the length of the Willamette River (40 miles) and biking the length of the Oregon Timber Trail (670 miles), you’ll feel like you’ve taken on some of our region’s favorite landmarks. Register on their website!

Now through September 12 | Eugene Family YMCA, 2055 Patterson St., and around town | $40-$50 |



The House of Strange Rituals will be revealing “Blink,” a collaborative piece with AHFEMME, on display in the window next to the McDonald Theatre.

Now through April 23 | Ongoing | 1038 Willamette St. |


Whiteaker Community Market Windowfront Exhibition and Virtual Market

The Whiteaker Community Market is displaying their vendors and hosting a virtual market, open through mid-April! Peep their windowfront exhibition and shop local! Now at a new location!

Now through April 23 | Ongoing | 873 Willamette St. | Free admission |


14th annual NewArt Northwest Kids exhibition

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is hosting their annual NewArt Northwest Kids exhibition, displaying the works of K-12 students in the museum’s Education Corridor Galleries. Following the theme of “Art, Hope, and Resilience,” students were encouraged to share their own stories through words and images.

Now through June 14 | Open during normal museum hours | Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, 1430 Johnson Ln. | See website for admission prices |