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Dec. 2-5, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Willamalane Adult Activity Center
Shop at the Holiday Marketplace for an amazing array of handcrafted gifts and homemade delicacies. You’ll find one-of-a-kind woodcrafts, ornaments, decorationsand stocking stuffers. With so many choices and such reasonable prices, this is a shopping opportunity you won’t want to miss! Interested in being a vendor? Call 541-736-4410.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 1 p.m.
Streets of Springfield
The 61st annual Springfield Christmas Parade will wander through the streets of the city beginning at Olympic Street at 1 p.m. Entry and volunteer information is online at springfieldchristmas-parade.org. Not a Willamalane event.
Parade Day Tuba Carol Concert
Location TBA • 12 p.m.
This Springfield holiday tradition is back! Deep brass tones are sure to stir warm holiday feelings. Donations accepted.
Friday, Dec. 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
$6 ID/ $7.50 OD • Kids 2 and under free
Make holiday gifts, take pictures with Santa and meet his live reindeer! Join Mrs. Claus in the kitchen for a warm beverage and cookies, and don't forget to wear your most festive holiday sweater for a chance to win prizes.
Willamalane Adult Activity Center • Free
Silkscreens and air-brushed paintings featuring local artist Kevin Stacey
Reception: Friday, Dec. 13, 5-7 p.m.
Show: Dec. 4- Jan. 23, regular center hours
The Best of Autism Artism
Works from artists living with autism, drawn from more than a decade of shows
Reception: Friday, Feb. 14, 5-7 p.m.
Show: Feb. 5-March 27, regular center hours
A group of local artists produces drawings and paintings of musicians while the musicians are playing. The reception includes a demonstration of an artist interpreting live music.
Reception: Friday, April 11, 5-7 p.m.
Exhibit: April 2-May 29, regular center hours
Artisans at Work
Second and Fourth Tuesday . . . 3-4:30pm . . . Free
Saturday, Dec. 14
Willamalane Adult Activity Center • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
The Springfield Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association presents a hot pancake breakfast and fun-filled morning. Enjoy crafts for the kids, a visit and photo opportunity with Santa and McGruff the crime dog, as well as a demonstration by the Springfield Police K-9 unit. For information call 541-912-8773. For ticket information and a list of breakfast times visit www.springfieldcpaaa.org. Not a Willamalane event.
Monday, Jan. 20, 2-4 p.m.
Springfield High School
Free • 541-736-4544
This event celebrates the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., a leader who was committed to justice and nonviolence. Essay, poem and art contests are open for all students in grades K-12. This event is coordinated by the Springfield Alliance for Equality and Respect, Springfield Public Schools, the city of Springfield and Willamalane Park and Recreation District. For more information on entry deadlines contact Jen O'Brien at 541-736-4502.
Friday, Jan. 31
6:30-8 p.m • Willamalane Adult Activity Center
$1; free for children under 3
Enjoy a night of lotería, music and prizes! Bring the family and join the fun!
Includes chips and salsa, beverages and lotería prizes. Meals available for purchase.
El viernes 31 de enero
De 6:30 a 8:00 pm • Willamalane Adult Activity Center
Entrada- $ 1; niños menores de 3 años- gratis
¡Disfrute de música y de una noche en familia jugando a la lotería y ganando premios! ¡Asista con su familia y ¡pásenlo bien! Cena disponible para comprar.
Saturday, Feb. 8, 9-12:30 p.m.
Meet at Willamalane Adult Activity Center
Free • 541-736-4444
Take a tour around Springfield to see several of Willamalane’s parks and facilities. Staff members will discuss features, history and the exciting developments that are underway as part of the 2012 parks bond measure. Advance registration required.
Saturday, March 15, 1-4 p.m.
Willamalane Center • Free • 541-736-4544
Get a grip on spring at Willamalane!
• Tips, tricks and demos from experts
• Giveaways and raffle prizes with support from REI,
Backcountry Gear, Trublue, Obsidians, Eugene Mountain Rescue and more!
• Competitions for kids
• Information tables from local summer/spring camps with fun youth activities
Everybody gets one chance to win; additional raffle tickets, $5. All proceeds support climbing programs.
Saturday, April 19, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$5 per child • Free for those not hunting • 541-736-4544
This hunt is EGGstrodinary! 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 beginning April 1.
HUNT TIMES Be prompt!
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.
FREE! In early spring, Hops will mail boys and girls a special letter and a story. If you know someone who would like to receive a letter, send a self-addressed, business sized, stamped envelope to:
Hops the Bunny
c/o Willamalane Center
250 S. 32nd St., Springfield, OR 97478
Deadline is April 1.
Saturday, May 3
Vineyards & Violins, a silent auction benefitting programs at Willamalane Adult Activity Center. 541-736-4444
Saturday, May 17
Sizzlin' Summer Showcase, a free open house at Willamalane Center highlighting all of Willamalane's offerings. 541-736-4544
Springfield SummerFair, the big event of the summer!
Call 541-736-4521 for information on sponsorship opportunities.