Special Events

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Feb Saturday 25 Monday 27
10 a.m.

Pole Vault Symposium

Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

See event details at RaisingtheBarpv.com.

$75 for two days

$35 for one day

 

March Thursday 2
6:30 p.m.

SpringFilm: 'Drugstore Cowboy'

Presented by Plank Town

Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St.

6:30-9 p.m.

See a "Made in Oregon" movie on the big screen at the Wildish — for free! Films are preceded by a brief intro from a special guest speaker, and followed by a moderated discussion. Sponsored by the Springfield Public Library and Willamalane.

Plank Town Brewing Co.

March Saturday 4
1 p.m.

Pitch, Hit & Run Competition

Les Schwab Sports Fields at Bob Keefer Center
FREE!

Pitch Hit & Run™ is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball®.  This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.

Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including team championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals during the 2017 MLB™ All-Star Week®.

Individual champions, along with the all-around champion in each division age group at the local competition, will advance to the sectional level of competition.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition.  For questions concerning the competition, please contact Spenser Lind at 541-736-4516.

March Friday 17
12 p.m.

Lunch & Learn: The Oregon Country Fair

Adult Activity Center
Free presentation/lunch is $5

This event is for ages 50+. The Oregon Country Fair, that iconic music festival in Veneta, isn’t just for the young and the dreadlocked. In reality the Country Fair is an event that is inclusive of all ages and all people.

Fun fair facts: it was one of the first large events to go “green,” it brings in 50,000 attendees each year and utilizes thousands of volunteers who support the event. The Country Fair also donated more than $15,000 dollars to local community programs last year. Enjoy a festive lunch and hear behind-the-scenes stories of the Country Fair from Suzi Prozanski, author "The Fruit of the 60s, The First Twenty Years of the Country Fair" and longtime board member John “Chewie” Burgess.

Sponsored by Visiting Angels. Space is limited; register in advance. A vegetarian lunch option is available.

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April Thursday 6
6:30 p.m.

SpringFilm: 'Sometimes a Great Notion'

Presented by Plank Town

Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St.

6:30-9 p.m.

See a "Made in Oregon" movie on the big screen at the Wildish — for free! Films are preceded by a brief intro from a special guest speaker, and followed by a moderated discussion. Sponsored by the Springfield Public Library and Willamalane.

Plank Town Brewing Co.

April Sunday 9
1 p.m.

Spring Cling & Day Camp Expo

Saturday, April 9, 1-4 p.m. • Free
Bob Keefer Center

Get a grip on spring at Willamalane's climbing wall!
• Free climbing
• Tips, tricks and demos from experts
• Raffles and prizes
• Competitions for kids
• Info on camps for kids

Interested in Being an Exhibitor?

Day camps can sign up to become exhibitors at Spring Cling; the fee is $10. Or, organizers can choose to donate a prize in exchange for exhibiting. We encourage exhibitors to lead an activity at the event.

Booth with fee

Booth with donation

April Friday 14
5 p.m.

Group Show: OSLP's Arts & Culture Program

Island Park Gallery Reception: Meet the artists while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and wine.  Island Park Gallery is a part of Springfield Second Friday Art Walk!

Reception: Friday, April 14, 5-7 p.m. Free!

Exhibit: April 5-May 24, regular center hours

This group show highlights artists from the Oregon Supportive
Living Program open art studio, classes and workshops.

April Saturday 15
09:30 a.m.

MEGGA Hunt

Lively Park

$6 per child pre-sale, $8 per child at the gate free for those not hunting

541-736-4544

Hunt for your share of more than 25,000 eggs and prizes. Enjoy live music, participate in games and crafts, and ride on the Willamalane Train. Be sure to bring your camera to snap a photo with Hops the Bunny. Purchase advance tickets online or at any Willamalane facility beginning March 11. This is a rain or shine event.

 

 

Hunt Times  Be prompt!

Ages 5 and under 9:45 - 11 a.m.

Grades K -1 ...  10:15 a.m. sharp

Grades 2-3 ... 10:45 a.m. sharp

Grades 4-5 ... 11:15 a.m. sharp

Noncompetitive Hunt Times

Sensory-friendly egg hunt, grades K-2 ... 11:15 a.m.

Sensory-friendly egg hunt, grates 3-5 ... 11:30 a.m.

Adaptive hunt ... 11:45 a.m.

Noncompetitive hunts take place at the end of the event and are for participants who would benefit from a quieter egg hunt experience. The adaptive hunt is for teens and adults with disabilities.

Allow at least a half-hour for parking, shuttle and admission prior to the start of the hunts. Parking is limited; additional spaces available at Thurston High School, 333 58th St., where shuttles will run starting at 9 a.m. The last shuttle will leave Lively Park at 12 p.m. Note: The dog park is closed during the event.

 

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May Saturday 6
5 p.m.

Vineyards & Violins

Willamalane Adult Activity Center
$25 advance/$30 at the door

Don't miss this popular annual event. Browse a huge array of silent auction items including weekend getaways, restaurant dining, golf, entertainment, gifts and much more. Live violin music entertains while guests enjoy a buffet of delicious hors d'oeuvres, desserts, Northwest wines and sparkling cider. All proceeds benefit Willamalane Adult Activity Center programs, keeping older adults active and engaged.

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