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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

Sunday, 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.

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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.

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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 Thursday 4
6:30 p.m.

SpringFilm: 'The River Wild'

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.

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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May Tuesday 9
6 p.m.

Dorris Ranch Science Pub

Dorris Ranch Barn

Learn about efforts to restore Oregon white oak habitat at Dorris Ranch and take a walking tour of the woodlands. These tall, spreading trees are known for hosting hundreds of species of wildlife. Event hosted by the Middle Fork Watershed Council.

May Saturday 13
12 p.m.

Mother's Day Tea

Dorris Ranch barn
$12 in-district
$14 out-of-district

All ages. Spend the afternoon honoring that special lady in your life. Enjoy sweet and savory treats in the historic Dorris Ranch barn. Pose in our old-time photo booth while listening to live music, and at the end of the day take home a special craft that the two of you created together.

May Saturday 20
9 a.m.

Spirit of the Mill Race 8K

Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m.
Booth-Kelly Trailhead
307 S. 5th St.

Celebrate the history of Springfield’s Mill Race with this beautiful 8K run. The race course follows the newly opened Mill Race Path.
• Registration: $35 in advance, $40 at packet pickup.
• Advance registration ends Thursday, May 18, at 5 p.m. After this time, participants must register at packet pickup.
• Register by May 5 at 5 p.m. and get a free T-shirt!
• Packet pickup: Friday, May 19, 4-7 p.m., and Saturday, May 20, 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Booth-Kelly Trailhead.
• No dogs permitted.
Register online at eclecticedgeracing.com.

May Friday 26 Sunday 28
9 a.m.

Les Schwab Classic Soccer Tournament

May 26-28
Les Schwab Sports Park 

Grades 3-8. Willamalane and Pelada Football Academy host this inaugural youth soccer tournament over Memorial Day weekend. Tournament divisions will be based on school grade; teams of kids in grades 3-8 are eligible. Visit peladafootballacademy.org for details.

May Friday 26 Monday 29

Les Schwab Classic Soccer Tournament

May 26-28
Les Schwab Sports Park
Grades 3-8. Willamalane and Pelada Football Academy host this inaugural youth soccer tournament over Memorial Day weekend. Tournament divisions will be based on school grade; teams of kids in grades 3-8 are eligible. Visit peladafootballacademy.org for details.

June Thursday 1
6:30 p.m.

SpringFilm: 'Paint Your Wagon'

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.

June Sunday 4
12 p.m.

Dorris Ranch Discovery Day

Free! Bring your friends for a day of discovery at Dorris Ranch! Use your know-how to navigate Oregon history in “The Amazing Race to Oregon.” Visit the Living History Village and discover what life was like for pioneers and native populations. Explore the orchards and discover what it takes to harvest 700,000 pounds of filberts a year.

June Friday 9
5 p.m.

Island Park Gallery Reception: Fiber Artists

FIBER ARTISTS JOAN DALEY AND ANNE DAUGHTRY

Reception: Friday, June 9, 5-7 p.m. Free!
Exhibit: June 1-July 27

Transforming various fibers into bedding, apparel and shelter has been a skill for many generations. These artists highlight current cultural ideas through mosaic-style quilts.

June Saturday 10 Sunday 11
5 p.m.

Roving Park Players: 'The Rivals'

June 10-11 at 5 p.m.

Free! • Douglas Gardens Park

Can a man be his own worst enemy? Find out as The Roving Park Players present Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s rowdy satire, “The Rivals.” Thrill to the intrigue, romance, bad syntax and general pandemonium of a theater classic! It’s a summer “must-see.”

July Tuesday 4
4 p.m.

SUB's Light of Liberty

Island Park
Gates open at 4 p.m.
Live music begins at 5 p.m.
Fireworks at 10 p.m.
$5 in advance, $8 at the gate

A spectacular show of music and lights. Enjoy a food court featuring local favorites, and children’s area with pony rides, magic shows, music, balloon arts, crafts, inflatables and more. Tickets on sale starting June 20. See prices and complete event info at subutil.com. Not a Willamalane event.

July Thursday 6
08:30 a.m.

SpringFilm: 'Dead Man'

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.

July Saturday 29
10 a.m.

Children's Celebration

Willamalane Children's Celebration big tentPresented by Dari Mart

10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Island Park
FREE with a canned food donation for FOOD for Lane County

Enjoy this new twist on an old family favorite! Experience hands-on activities from more than 60 community exhibitors.

Highlights include:

  • Live entertainment
  • Face painting
  • A balloon clown
  • PLUS, National Night Out activities!

No outside food or beverages. Water stations available throughout the park to keep you cool and hydrated, so bring a water bottle!

Aug Thursday 3
6:30 p.m.

SpringFilm: 'Night Moves'

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.

Aug Friday 11
5 p.m.

Island Park Gallery Reception: Joanne Drapkin's Mixed Media

MIXED MEDIA: JOANNE DRAPKIN

Reception: Friday, Aug. 11, 5-7 p.m. Free!
Exhibit: Aug. 2-Sept. 28

Bright colors and texture are essential ingredients to this collection of watercolor, pastel, liquid acrylic and more — all influenced by landscapes from the coast to the Cascades.

Aug Saturday 12 Sunday 13
5 p.m.

Roving Park Players: 'Miss Bunny Bunting's Bonafide Belles'

Aug. 12-13 at 5 p.m.

Free! • Douglas Gardens Park

A daring damsel! A helpful hero! A harried headmistress! And, of course, the vilest of villains! Throw in some stalwart students and a hidden headpiece as Oregon marches for votes for women! Join The Roving Park Players for the reckless, rollicking fun of this original melodrama.

Aug Saturday 19
5 p.m.

Tap & Taste

Downtown Springfield, 5th and A streets 

Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the gate
Limited quantities — get yours now!

Tickle your taste buds and quench your thirst for local delights at Springfield’s premiere food and drink celebration! Savory bites and delectable sips await at Tap & Taste, featuring some of your favorite local restaurateurs. Live music will set the backdrop for an evening of flavor and fun. Admission is bundled with a souvenir glass and your first set of taste tickets. Bring extra cash for more taste tickets — you won’t want to miss a taste! No outside food or beverages.