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Saturday, April 19
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Lively Park • $5 per child
Free for those not hunting
This hunt is EGGstraordinary! Hunt for your share of more than 20,000 eggs and prizes. Take a stroll around the cookie walk, participate in games and crafts, and ride on the Willamalane Train. Live entertainment by Steel Magnolias. Be sure to bring your camera to snap a photo with Hops the Bunny. Purchase advance tickets at any Willamalane facility.
Ages 5 and under . . . 9:45 - 11:15 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
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.
Saturday, April 19, 3 p.m.
Willamette River Run
Starts at Dorris Ranch; finishes at Willamalane Center
This run/walk is guaranteed to be the fastest and most scenic 10k in the Willamette Valley. The course begins at Dorris Ranch, travels along the Middle Fork Path to Clearwater Park, north to Jasper Road, and then to the finish at Willamalane Center. Park at Willamalane Center and take a shuttle to Dorris Ranch. Shuttles leave Willamalane Center every 15 minutes from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Adults 18+: $25
Youths 17 and under and seniors 60+: $20
Add $10 for event tech shirt and $5 for race-day entry.
Packet pickup: Saturday, April 19, 12:30-2:30 p.m., at Willamalane Center.
Drop off an entry form at Willamalane Center or Eugene Running Company by Friday, April 18 at 12 p.m., or register online now.
Saturday, May 3
5-8 p.m. Willamalane Adult Activity Center
$20 in advance/$25 at the door • 541-736-4444
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. Listen to violin music while enjoying a buffet of delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Sip wine or sparkling cider. All proceeds benefit Willamalane Adult Activity Center programs. For more information, call 541-736-4444. Sponsored in part by QSL, KMTR and Emeritus at Springfield campus.
Saturday, May 17
Willamalane Center • Free!
Willamalane Center is throwing open its doors to show off ALL Willamalane activities in one event-filled afternoon. “Live It!” as you scale the 33-foot-tall climbing wall; wiggle your hips in a Latin Jam class; sign up for summer classes, day trips and camps; participate in some fascinating lectures; and enjoy live music. Also on tap:
Everyone who comes will have a chance to win a 1PASS card, good for admissions and discounts on Willamalane programs, SkateWorld, Timber Bowl, Eugene Emeralds games and unlimited LTD bus rides — all summer long! See willamalane.org for details.
Saturday, May 31
11 a.m.-1 p.m. • Willamalane Center Free • 541-726-3483
Join Safe Routes to School and SmartTrips Springfield on the first Springfield Kidical Mass bike ride. Pack a picnic lunch for the family, hop on your bikes and meet at Willamalane Center. We'll ride through the neighborhood to Volunteer Park, where we'll enjoy our lunches and sample snow cones before the ride back to Willamalane Center.
June 4-July 23
In this eight-week competition, teams of four individuals compete to lose the highest percentage of weight. Weekly weigh-ins and prizes help you stay motivated! Choose your own diet and exercise program. Weigh-ins occur Wednesdays at Willamalane Center, the Adult Activity Center, Willamalane Park Swim Center or Splash! at Lively Park during regular business hours. The competition includes weekly prizes to the team with the highest percentage weight loss, and final prizes are disbursed to the top three males, females and teams at the end of the eight weeks. Registration ends May 30.
$40/team member . . . 41291
6 p.m. • Island Park • Free
Monster? Man? Murderer? Misjudged? Explore the story behind the charismatic, conniving King Richard III in this Roving Park Players production. (Parental guidance encouraged).
Saturday, June 21
Presented by Bi-Mart
Free community concert!
5:30-8 p.m. 5K starts at 6:21 p.m.
Old Booth Kelly mill site, 303 S. 5th St. • 541-736-4544
Fun in the sun! Run or walk a 5K from Booth Kelly to Dorris Ranch and back to support Umpqua Bank’s Snack Pack program, distributed by FOOD for Lane County. Then, sit back and enjoy music by The Cheeseburgers, Eugene/Springfield’s tribute to Jimmy Buffett. This family-friendly event features food vendors and a beer garden.
Details for the Dash:
Three easy ways to register:
Groups encouraged! Prizes for top three finishers in each age group. No dogs permitted. Finishers receive a complimentary beverage.
Wednesday, June 25
6:30 p.m. • Jesse Maine Park • Free
Friday, July 4
$5 in advance, $7 at the door
Kids 5 and under free
Springfield Utility Board presents fun, food and fireworks in this annual celebration by the river. Kids will enjoy the children's area. Gates open at 4 p.m.; fireworks start at 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, July 11 & 12
It’s a party, Springfield! Enjoy music and family fun as Springfield celebrates summer in a big way. Featuring:
Sunday, July 13
11 a.m.–4 p.m.
See the world’s finest players battle it out on the big screen at Willamalane Center. Concessions available. Broadcast in Spanish.
Camp Putt Adventure Golf Park
Join us for a chance to win free golf and other prizes! After you complete your round, turn in your scorecard at the log cabin. We’ll draw daily for a free round of golf! Overall prizes will be awarded after July 27. Watch the leaderboard on campputt.com and at Facebook.com/CampPutt. Participants compete in two age divisions; 11 and younger, and 12+.
Outdoor movies are back! Enjoy timeless movies that are bound to entertain fans of all ages. Bring your blanket and lawn chairs. Movies begin at dusk, around 8:30 p.m. Concessions available; proceeds support Two50 youth center.
The Neverending Story
Friday, July 18, Douglas Gardens Park
A quiet boy finds himself in a fantasy world as he reads a magical book. Rated PG.
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Friday, July 25, Quartz Park
Follow lost pets Shadow, Chance and Sassy as they survive a series of adventures to find their way back home. Rated G.
A League of Their Own
Friday, Aug. 1, Royal Delle Park
Follow the Hinson sisters as they are recruited from rural Oregon to join the first All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Watch the players along their journey from ordinary to extraordinary. Rated PG.
The Blind Side
Friday, Aug. 8, Fort Park
The touching story of how Michael Oher, a homeless youth, became an All American football player and 2009 first round NFL draft pick with the love and support of a caring family. Rated PG-13.
Friday, Aug. 15, Ruff Park
With their neighborhood homes on the brink of foreclosure, a group of kids from Astoria, Ore., find themselves on an adventure following a map that leads to One-Eyed Willie’s treasure. Rated PG.
Friday, Aug. 22, Island Park
After his son is taken from the Great Barrier Reef, overprotective father Marlin and forgetful Dory swim all the way to Sydney Harbor to find little Nemo. Rated G.
Monday, July 21
7–9 p.m. • Island Park • Free!
More than 1,600 youth athletes from 212 countries will make their way to Eugene/Springfield this summer for the IAAF Junior World Championships at Hayward Field. Let’s throw a party and give them a big Springfield welcome! Join us for a fabulous concert by Design, one of the Northwest’s top variety bands, playing hits from the ’70s to today. Let’s get everyone on their feet and dancing.
Saturday, July 26
11 a.m.-3 p.m. • Clearwater Park • Free
Grab the family and head to Cabela’s Family Outdoor Day at Clearwater Park. Focused on outdoor recreation, fun activities and family fun, Cabela’s and partners will have activities the entire family can enjoy, including archery, games, BB gun shooting and kayak rides. Kids who participate in all the passport activities will be entered to win a Cabela’s Outdoor Fun Family Package. Call 541-736-4544 to register. Sign up by July 12 to be entered into the grand prize drawing!
Wednesday, July 30
6:30 p.m. Dorris Ranch • Free
6 p.m. • Island Park • Free • 541-914-2374
Grab an oar and come join Rattie, Mole, Otter, Badger and a host of others down by the River in this whimsical Roving Park Players adaptation. Just be sure to watch out for Mr. Toad's motorcar!
Wednesday, Aug. 27
Summer Concert: Beautiful Wrecks
6:30 p.m. • Willamalane Park • Free
Rock, jazz, ska, Americana and funk