Family Float & Picnic Dinner

Ages 4+. Discover the beauty of the Willamette River. Bring your family and pack a picnic dinner for a gentle, guided evening raft float from Clearwater to Island Park. Park at Clearwater; shuttle service for driver available at Island Park back to your car. Children ages 4-16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Location: Meet at Clearwater Park
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 8/5 Days: Su Time: 4:30PM-8PM Price: $33.00 IDIn-district / $39.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 18003 Online Registration: Register

Douging It: Family Campout

Appreciate the great outdoors while sleeping under the stars at Douglas Gardens Park. This event is part of the Great American Campout, which encourages families to get outside and play. Activities include arts and crafts, field games, around the fire songs and stories, stargazing and a morning stretch. Enjoy dinner around the fire and a continental breakfast after a night of fun.

Families provide their own tents and sleeping materials. Children must be attended by an adult at all times. No alcohol or dogs permitted. Register by Friday, August 24; space is limited. Arrive and set up camp at 3 p.m.; campout ends at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26. Price is per family, per tent space. Tent spaces limited to four people per site. Camp out is located at Douglas Gardens Park, 3455 Redwood Dr. Springfield.

Location: Douglas Gardens Park, 3455 Redwood Dr. Springfield.
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 8/25 Days: Sa Time: 3PM-10AM Price: $35.00 IDIn-district / $42.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 17863 Online Registration: Register

Breakfast & Bridges

Ages 18+. Lane County. Take a break from the city and experience a taste of the country at Creswell Bakery, one of the Northwest’s fastest growing food destinations where everything is made from scratch each day. After you’ve had your fill (and purchased a few extra baked goods for the road!), we’ll take a scenic driving tour of the Cottage Grove Covered Bridge route. Meal is included in the price of the trip.

Location: Meet in the Adult Activity Center Lobby
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 8/22 Days: W Time: 8AM-1PM Price: $34.00 IDIn-district / $41.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 18071 Online Registration: Register

Thyme Garden Workshop Luncheon

Ages 18+. Alsea. Take a guided tour of the greenhouses and wander through the spectacular display garden before taking part in the tasty Herb Vinegar Class, where you will make your own delicious and unique herbal vinegar to take home. We’ll then dine outdoors on a spectacular meal under fir trees surrounded by the mountains of the coast range, next to the meandering stream. Space is limited, register early. All materials and food included. Walking required; some uneven ground.

Location: Meet in the Adult Activity Center Lobby
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 8/7 Days: Tu Time: 9:30AM-4PM Price: $71.00 IDIn-district / $85.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 18068 Online Registration: Register

The Shape of Speed

Ages 18+. Portland. After a 3-course lunch at the Oregon Culinary Institute, travel to the Portland Art Museum and take in the exhibit The Shape of Speed: Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930-1942, which features a select group of rare automobiles and motorcycles that demonstrate how auto designers translated the concept of aerodynamic efficiency into exciting machines that, in many cases, looked as though they were moving while at rest. Meal is included in the price of the trip.

Location: Meet in the Adult Activity Center Lobby
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 9/6 Days: Th Time: 9AM-6:45PM Price: $69.00 IDIn-district / $83.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 18075 Online Registration: Register

Mt. Angel Abbey Bach Festival

Ages 18+. Mt Angel. Situated in the Willamette Valley, the abbey hill rises 300′ over the valley floor – offering views in all directions and cooling afternoon breezes. Our special evening begins with vespers in the Abbey Church followed by a short concert of either organ or chorale. Enjoy a superb picnic buffet with options for every palate including wine, dessert and coffee on the expansive lawn. The final feature performance will be the Wodwind Quintet Pentaedre. Register by June 28th.

Location: Meet in the Adult Activity Center Lobby
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 7/27 Days: F Time: 3PM-11:30PM Price: $79.00 IDIn-district / $96.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 18067 Online Registration: Register

Special Destination: From the Outback to the Glaciers

Australia and New Zealand. Highlights include Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, Sydney, Sydney Opera House, Christchurch, Franz Josef Glacier Region, Queenstown, Skyline Restaurant, Milford Sound, Mount Cook National Park and dining with a New Zealand family. Trip cost includes round trip air out of Eugene, taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel, transfers, 21 fun-filled days and 29 meals. Travel insurance is available for $360 per person. A four-day, three-night Fiji post-tour extension is also available for $1,399. Call Kat, 541-688-4052, for info.

10/8-28/18 Double $8159         Single $10,109 Triple: $8059

Free Preview Presentations

1/16       Tu           1pm           River Road Park

1/16       Tu           3pm           Willamalane

  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: See above Days: N/A Time: N/A Price: N/A Class #: N/A Online Registration: Call Kat, 541-688-4052

Summer Paddle Trips

paddlers on coyote creekAges 13+. You choose — lake, creek or river. The level of adventure is up to you! We have partnered with the great folks at Northwest Canoe Tour to offer a few different kayak opportunities this summer. All are appropriate for beginners and include instruction, gear, guide and transportation. Bring a sack lunch and beverages. Space on each trip is limited; please register in advance. Participants under 18 will need a guardian to sign a liability waiver.

Cougar Reservoir: Paddle the clear waters of this reservoir in the mountains above the McKenzie River.

Coyote Creek:  A short distance from the launch on Fern Ridge lies a hidden gem! Wind through reeds and trees, past beaver dams and discover the beauty of this gentle stream.

Fall Creek Reservoir: Explore the fingers and perimeter of this local lake surrounded by towering Douglas Firs.

Siltcoos River: Experience this meandering stream from Siltcoos Lake nearly all the way to the Pacific! One portage required. Please note the longer day.

From the Trip Organizer

Kerry Jack, outdoor recreation supervisor, has led these paddle trips before — and “they’re a blast,” she says. “The trips are low-key enough to be perfect for beginners, and scenic enough to thrill someone with more experience. The best part is connecting with a place in nature, surrounded by grasses, trees, birds and water. You slow down and breathe more deeply,” she says.

“Working with Ryan at Northwest Canoe Tour has been wonderful. Participants can choose in advance whether they want to paddle in a solo or tandem canoe or kayak, and he provides all the safety information and instruction for whichever craft you choose. ”

Want a little paddle practice before you embark on a trip? Try Paddle in the Pool!

 

Location: Meet in the Bob Keefer Center lobby
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Cougar Reservoir" 7/30 Days: M Time: 7:30AM-1:30PM Price: $64.00 IDIn-district / $78.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 18137 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Coyote Creek: 7/9 Days: M Time: 8AM-1PM Price: $55.00 IDIn-district / $66.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 18135 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Fall Creek Reservoir: 6/20 Days: W Time: 8:30AM-1:30PM Price: $57.00 IDIn-district / $68.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 18133 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: Siltcoos River: 8/8 Days: W Time: 7:30AM-3PM Price: $64.00 IDIn-district / $78.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 18140 Online Registration: Register

Summer Progressive Lunch

Lane County. Spend a fun-filled day with other seniors from the community and enjoy a wonderful progressive lunch! Participants include Campbell, Peterson Barn, River Road and Willamalane; each center will provide one course of the meal. Compete for door prizes and meet new friends! Lunch is included in price of trip. Trip leaves from and returns to the Center. Space is limited. Register in advance.

Location: Meet in the Adult Activity Center Lobby
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 8/30 Days: Th Time: 10AM-3PM Price: $20.00 Class #: 17705 Online Registration: Register