Special Events

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Nov Thursday 22
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Turkey Stuffer 5K

Thursday, Nov. 22, 8:30 a.m.front of turkey stuffer t-shirtLively Park, 6100 Thurston Road

The Turkey Stuffer 5K is a community tradition. Run or walk a flat course that loops through a beautiful and quiet residential neighborhood. This event is open to all ages, so bring your entire family. After the race, spend some time enjoying the waves at Splash! at Lively Park, the northwest’s premier indoor waterpark. Splash! is open to runners and their families from 9–11:30 a.m. at no additional charge. No dogs allowed. Please do not register children in strollers as they will not need a bib number.

Register by 5 p.m. on Nov. 19. After this time participants must register at packet pickup. The deadline for those wanting a T-shirt is Nov. 5. Note: Tech shirts run a little large.

Adult Pricing
• $30 for the run and a long-sleeved tech shirt (register by Nov. 5)
• $15 for the run only (if registered by Nov. 19)
• $20 for the run only (if registering at packet pickup)

Youth Pricing (up to age 14)back of turkey stuffer t-shirt• Free for the run only
• $15 for the run and a long-sleeved tech shirt (register by Nov. 5)

Packet pickup:Tuesday, Nov. 20, 12–7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 12–7 p.m.Bob Keefer Center.
No registration or packet pickup on the day of the event.

Three easy ways to register:• Online using the registration links below or eclecticedgeracing.com
• Call 541-736-4544 to register over the phone
• Come by any Willamalane facility

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Dec Tuesday 4 Thursday 6
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Holiday Marketplace

Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 4–5, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St.

Free admission

Shop the Holiday Marketplace for an incredible array of handcrafted gifts and homemade delicacies. With a variety of vendors, this is the place to shop for affordable one-of-a-kind wooden creations, jewelry, candles, fiber arts and more.

We'd love your volunteer help! To volunteer to work a shift at the holiday marketplace please visit our volunteer page.

More information: 541-736-4444

Dec Thursday 6
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Springfilm: "Back to the Future"

FREE!
Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St. 
Dec. 6, 6:30–9 p.m.

All ages; parental discretion advised. The 2018-2019 theme is On the Move! Each movie will be its own adventure across land, space and time. Springfilm is a partnership of the Springfield Public Library, Willamalane and the Wildish Community Theater. Each showing features a unique introduction and is followed by a moderated discussion.

Back to the Future

1985. Fantasy/science fiction film. Rated PG. 1h 33m. Guide for Parents

In this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the '50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents (Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson), and must make sure that they fall in love or he'll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown.

Dec Friday 14
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Island Park Gallery: "Life in Color" by Jimmy Matthews

Exhibit: Dec. 5–Jan. 31, regular center hours

painting of a tropical sunset by Jimmy Matthews

"Tropical Sunset" by Jimmy Matthews

Free reception: Friday, Dec. 14, 5-7 p.m.

Still life, landscapes, and nature’s beauty shine through in this colorful collection in colored pencil.

Island Park Gallery, located inside Willamalane Adult Activity Center, is the first stop on the Springfield Second Friday Art Walk. After enjoying the exhibit, visitors can take a complimentary shuttle downtown to enjoy the rest of the art walk. The shuttle will run continuously until 7 p.m.

Island Park Art Gallery is sponsored by Providence Health Plan.

Dec Monday 3 Monday 17
8 a.m. - 8 a.m.

Willamalane Giving Tree

Dec. 3–17
Bob Keefer Center, Adult Activity Center,
Willamalane Park Swim Center

All ages. Spread some cheer to our local community this December. Pick up a gift tag at one of three Willamalane facilities, shop for items on the tag, and return your unwrapped gifts to a Willamalane facility on or before Dec. 17.

Dec Friday 21
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Winter Solstice Celebration

Friday, Dec. 21, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Dorris Ranch, 205 Dorris St.
All ages. $7 in-district, $9 out-of-district

All ages. The winter solstice signifies the shortest day of the year and the longest night. Throughout the ages, solstice has been marked by different cultures through celebrations of light, feasts and music. Join us at Dorris Ranch for a family-friendly celebration of light with a campfire, storytelling, sweet treats, craft making and a luminary walk.

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Jan Thursday 3
2019
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Springfilm: "Thelma & Louise"

FREE! movie poster for thelma and louise
Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St. 
Jan. 3, 6:30–9 p.m.

All ages; parental discretion advised. The 2018-2019 theme is On the Move! Each movie will be its own adventure across land, space and time. Springfilm is a partnership of the Springfield Public Library, Willamalane and the Wildish Community Theater. Each showing features a unique introduction and is followed by a moderated discussion.

Thelma & Louise

1991. Drama/crime film. Rated R. 2h 10m. Guide for Parents

Meek housewife Thelma (Geena Davis) joins her friend Louise (Susan Sarandon), an independent waitress, on a short fishing trip. However, their trip becomes a flight from the law when Louise shoots and kills a man who tries to rape Thelma at a bar. Louise decides to flee to Mexico, and Thelma joins her. On the way, Thelma falls for sexy young thief J.D. (Brad Pitt) and the sympathetic Detective Slocumb (Harvey Keitel) tries to convince the two women to surrender before their fates are sealed.

Jan Friday 18
2019
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Riverside Chamber Symphony

Jan. 18, 2–4pm
Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St.
$5 in advance, $7 day of event

Back by popular demand! Meet conductor Philip Bayles and enjoy an informational performance from musicians with the Riverside Chamber Symphony. Learn the historical importance of the music as you follow along to sheet music. This orchestra is an ensemble of Lane County nonprofessionals who perform a variety of music.

Seating is reserved for those who register in advance. May be standing room only the day of the performance.

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Feb Thursday 7
2019
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Springfilm: "Amélie"

FREE! amelie movie poster
Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St. 
Feb. 7, 6:30–9 p.m.

All ages; parental discretion advised. The 2018-2019 theme is On the Move! Each movie will be its own adventure across land, space and time. Springfilm is a partnership of the Springfield Public Library, Willamalane and the Wildish Community Theater. Each showing features a unique introduction and is followed by a moderated discussion.

Amélie

2001. Romance/comedy film. Rated R. 2h 9m. Guide for Parents

"Amélie" is a fanciful comedy about a young woman who discretely orchestrates the lives of the people around her, creating a world exclusively of her own making. Shot in over 80 Parisian locations, acclaimed director Jean-Pierre Jeunet ("Delicatessen"; "The City of Lost Children") invokes his incomparable visionary style to capture the exquisite charm and mystery of modern-day Paris through the eyes of a beautiful ingenue.

Feb Friday 8
2019
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Island Park Gallery: "Throughout the Years" by Tinker and Gabehart

Exhibit: Feb. 6–March 28, regular center hours

Free reception: Friday, Feb. 8, 5-7 p.m.

Celebrate a rich history of 30 years of combined art education with Willamalane instructors Gloria Tinker and Ellen Gabehart. A variety of their favorite pieces will be displayed, as well as various subjects and mediums.

Island Park Gallery, located inside Willamalane Adult Activity Center, is the first stop on the Springfield Second Friday Art Walk. After enjoying the exhibit, visitors can take a complimentary shuttle downtown to enjoy the rest of the art walk. The shuttle will run continuously until 7 p.m.

Island Park Art Gallery is sponsored by Providence Health Plan.

Feb Thursday 14
2019
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Sweetheart Dance featuring Chocolate Buffet

Feb. 14, 2–4pm
Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St.
$5 in advance, $7 day of event

Ages 18+. Bring your special someone or mingle with friends at a Valentine's theme dance, featuring a chocolate buffet. Enjoy an afternoon of music, dancing, valentine's crafts, and sweet treats: chocolate fountain, cake, and ice cream. Includes diabetic friendly desserts.

If you purchase online, your name will be on a list the day of the event. Online ticket sales end on February 13.

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March Thursday 28
2019
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Springfilm: "The Dark Crystal"

FREE! the dark crystal movie poster
Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St. 
March 28, 6:30–9 p.m.

All ages; parental discretion advised. The 2018-2019 theme is On the Move! Each movie will be its own adventure across land, space and time. Springfilm is a partnership of the Springfield Public Library, Willamalane and the Wildish Community Theater. Each showing features a unique introduction and is followed by a moderated discussion.

The Dark Crystal

1982. Fantasy/action film. Rated PG. 1h 33m. Guide for Parents

Jen (Stephen Garlick), raised by the noble race called the Mystics, has been told that he is the last survivor of his own race, the Gelflings. He sets out to try to find a shard of the dark crystal, a powerful gem that once provided balance to the universe. After the crystal was broken, the evil Skeksis used sinister means to gain control. Jen believes that he can repair the dark crystal and bring peace back to the world, if he can only find the remaining shard.

April Thursday 11
2019
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Springfilm: "Rain Man"

FREE! rain man movie poster
Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St. 
April 11, 6:30–9 p.m.

All ages; parental discretion advised. The 2018-2019 theme is On the Move! Each movie will be its own adventure across land, space and time. Springfilm is a partnership of the Springfield Public Library, Willamalane and the Wildish Community Theater. Each showing features a unique introduction and is followed by a moderated discussion.

Rain Man

1988. Drama film. Rated R. 2h 14m. Guide for Parents

When car dealer Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) learns that his estranged father has died, he returns home to Cincinnati, where he discovers that he has an autistic older brother named Raymond (Dustin Hoffman) and that his father's $3 million fortune is being left to the mental institution in which Raymond lives. Motivated by his father's money, Charlie checks Raymond out of the facility in order to return with him to Los Angeles. The brothers' cross-country trip ends up changing both their lives.

April Friday 19
2019
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Lunch and Learn: Golden Radio Days

April 19, 12-2pm
Adult Activity Center
Presentation is free. Lunch is $5 in advance, $7 day-of.

Ages 18+. Join 89 years-young, Bob Loudon, on a journey back to the era when radio was king, the 1930s through 1950s. Bob's memorabilia include music of the "Swing Era" and programs like "Jack Benny," "Gunsmoke," dance band broadcasts from New York City, and more! Listen as old-time radio comes to life with this fast-paced presentation, that will recount old memories for some and create new memories for others. Space is limited; please register in advance.

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May Thursday 2
2019
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Springfilm: "Captain Fantastic"

FREE! captain fantastic movie poster
Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St. 
May 2, 6:30–9 p.m.

All ages; parental discretion advised. The 2018-2019 theme is On the Move! Each movie will be its own adventure across land, space and time. Springfilm is a partnership of the Springfield Public Library, Willamalane and the Wildish Community Theater. Each showing features a unique introduction and is followed by a moderated discussion.

Captain Fantastic

2016. Drama/comedy film. Rated R. 1h 58m. Guide for Parents

Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen), his wife Leslie and their six children live deep in the wilderness of Washington state. Isolated from society, Ben and Leslie devote their existence to raising their kids -- educating them to think critically, training them to be physically fit and athletic, guiding them in the wild without technology and demonstrating the beauty of co-existing with nature. When Leslie dies suddenly, Ben must take his sheltered offspring into the outside world for the first time.

May Saturday 4
2019
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Murder on the American Express

May 4, 7-9pm
Adult Activity Center
$10 in advance, $12 day of event

Ages 18+. The Past Prime Time Players present another delightful musical for your enjoyment. "Murder on the American Express" is a whodunit musical revue. Do you know the culprit? Does anyone? Come find out while you hear terrific show tunes from local performers. Register in advance as seating may be limited. If you purchase online, your name will be held on a list at the door.

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June Thursday 6
2019
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Springfilm: "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"

FREE! movie poster for the adventures of priscilla, queen of the desert
Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St. 
June 6, 6:30–9 p.m.

All ages; parental discretion advised. The 2018-2019 theme is On the Move! Each movie will be its own adventure across land, space and time. Springfilm is a partnership of the Springfield Public Library, Willamalane and the Wildish Community Theater. Each showing features a unique introduction and is followed by a moderated discussion.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

1994. Comedy/drama/road film. Rated R. 1h 44m. Guide for Parents

When drag queen Anthony (Hugo Weaving) agrees to take his act on the road, he invites fellow cross-dresser Adam (Guy Pearce) and transsexual Bernadette (Terence Stamp) to come along. In their colorful bus, named Priscilla, the three performers travel across the Australian desert performing for enthusiastic crowds and homophobic locals. But when the other two performers learn the truth about why Anthony took the job, it threatens their act and their friendship.

July Thursday 11
2019
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Springfilm: "Easy Rider"

FREE!
Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St. 
July 11, 6:30–9 p.m.

All ages; parental discretion advised. The 2018-2019 theme is On the Move! Each movie will be its own adventure across land, space and time. Springfilm is a partnership of the Springfield Public Library, Willamalane and the Wildish Community Theater. Each showing features a unique introduction and is followed by a moderated discussion.

Easy Rider

1969. Drama/indie film. Rated R. 1h 35m. Guide for Parents

Wyatt (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper), two Harley-riding hippies, complete a drug deal in Southern California and decide to travel cross-country in search of spiritual truth. On their journey, they experience bigotry and hatred from the inhabitants of small-town America and also meet with other travelers seeking alternative lifestyles. After a terrifying drug experience in New Orleans, the two travelers wonder if they will ever find a way to live peacefully in America.

Aug Thursday 1
2019
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Springfilm: "Into the Wild"

FREE! movie poster for into the wild
Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St. 
Aug. 1, 6:30–9 p.m.

All ages; parental discretion advised. The 2018-2019 theme is On the Move! Each movie will be its own adventure across land, space and time. Springfilm is a partnership of the Springfield Public Library, Willamalane and the Wildish Community Theater. Each showing features a unique introduction and is followed by a moderated discussion.

Into the Wild

2007. Drama/adventure film. Rated R. 2h 28m. Guide for Parents

Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch), son of wealthy parents (Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt), graduates from Emory University as a top student and athlete. However, instead of embarking on a prestigious and profitable career, he chooses to give his savings to charity, rid himself of his possessions, and set out on a journey to the Alaskan wilderness.