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May Friday 24 Sunday 26
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Les Schwab Classic Soccer Tournament

Memorial Day weekendLes Schwab Classic soccer tournament logo: a shield with a soccer ball inside and laurels on the outside, with "Les Schwab Classic" emblazoned across the top.
Friday–Sunday, May 24–26
Les Schwab Sports Park

Team entry fees (both boys and girls):
U8–U10 5/side: $225
U12–U14 7/side: $300

Grades 2–8. Join us Memorial Day weekend for our second annual recreational soccer tournament. Brought to you by Les Schwab Tire Center, this family-friendly tournament invites all players for a weekend of soccer and fun activities.

  • 20-minute halves
  • Four game guarantee
  • Awards for all divisions
  • Food and beverage vendors on site

View the Schedule Here

View the tournament rules here

 

Organizations involved in Les Schwab Classic Soccer Tournament include American Youth Soccer Organization, Lane Youth Soccer Association, Pelada Academy, Les Schwab Tires, KidSports and Willamalane Park and Recreation District.

 

 

June Thursday 13
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Springfilm: "The Motorcycle Diaries"

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FREE!
 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 Motorcycle Diaries

2004. Drama/adventure. 2h 6m. Rated R. Guide for Parents

On a break before his last semester of medical school, Ernesto "Che" Guevara (Gael García Bernal) travels with his friend Alberto Granado (Rodrigo De la Serna) from Brazil to Peru by motorcycle. The two men soon witness the great disparities in South America, encountering poor peasants and observing the exploitation of labor by wealthy industrialists. When they reach a leper colony in Peru, Ernesto's values have changed so much that he sides with the sufferers, forgetting his own comfort.

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

Island Park Art Gallery: Stained Glass by Kristin Hawke

kristen hawke stained glassExhibit: 6/5–7/31, regular center hours

Free reception: Friday, 6/14, 5–7 p.m.

Contemporary works add a modern twist to medieval techniques; scenic and custom pieces incorporate natural elements. Stained glass art includes shells, rocks, and agate slices to transform the space with brilliant beams of light and color.

June Saturday 15
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Roving Park Players Present: "The Roaring Girl"

June 15 & 16
6 p.m.
Meadow Park, 851 Mill St.

An Elizabethan-era comedy by Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker.

June Friday 21
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Lunch and Learn: Fossils and Our Future

Friday, June 21
12–2 p.m.
Adult Activity Center
Presentation is free. Lunch is $5 in advance, $7 day-of.

Ages 18+. Explore Oregon's fossil record with paleontologist Edward Davis of the Museum of Natural and Cultural History. You'll examine real fossil specimens, dig deep into Oregon's natural history, and learn how fossils can help guide us toward a more sustainable future.

Vegetarian lunch available. Register in advance as seating may be limited.

Reserve Your Seat

June Saturday 22
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Springfield Mural Tour

Saturday, June 22
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
City Hall Plaza
Free

All ages. Discover the artistry and history of downtown Springfield’s cherished murals on a two-hour walking tour sponsored by the Springfield Arts Commission and Lane Arts Council. Not a Willamalane event.

June Thursday 27
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Youth Warrior Challenge

Saturday, July 27
9 a.m –12 p.m.
Bob Keefer Center
$20 ID/$24 OD

Ages 6–12. Complete beginner and intermediate obstacle course challenges including our 33-foot rock wall. Kiddos compete against their time while also racing against others to claim the title of ultimate youth warrior! Competition includes running, strength test, flexibility challenges, climbing race, communication, and team spirit.

Register Here

July Thursday 4
4 p.m. - 11 p.m.

SUB's Light of Liberty

Thursday, July 4
Gates open at 4 p.m. Live music begins at 5 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Island Park

All ages. Food, children’s area, inflatables and more. Featuring music by Starship with Mickey Thomas. Ticket sales start on June 24. Not a Willamalane event. See subutil.com for ticket pricing and info.

July Wednesday 10
6:30 p.m.

Sounds Like Summer: Brother Angus

Wednesday, July 10
6:30–8 p.m.
Island Park, 200 West B St.

As a founding member of BROTHER, Angus toured extensively in the US and abroad for many years, playing many of the major American Celtic festivals and recording 15 albums along the way. BROTHER music is featured on the classic Baraka soundtrack and an episode of UPN’s The Twilight Zone was written around a BROTHER song. BROTHER appeared on the hit TV series ER and were the only independent band to perform at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Although the band is no longer touring, every April BROTHER visits Scotland with Albannach on the hugely successful ‘BRONACH’ tours, bringing dozens of American fans with them.

Nowadays, Angus is performing solo, to great response. Hypnotic rhythms emanate from Angus’ loop station, interwoven with guitar and his signature bagpipes. Over it all, Angus’ soaring vocals and storytelling transport his audiences to another world.

For more information, visit their website.

While you're there, enjoy some delicious shaved ice from Kona Ice!

July Thursday 11
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.

July Friday 12
8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Sounds Like Summer: "Smallfoot"

Friday, July 12
Willamalane Park, 1276 G St.
Rated PG • 1 hour, 49 minutes; Spanish subtitles • Guide for Parents

Migo is a friendly Yeti whose world gets turned upside down when he discovers something that he didn't know existed -- a human. He soon faces banishment from his snowy home when the rest of the villagers refuse to believe his fantastic tale. Hoping to prove them wrong, Migo embarks on an epic journey to find the mysterious creature that can put him back in good graces with his simple community.

8:00 p.m. activities: Abominable snowman in the summer? Come see for yourself. Movie begins at twilight.

July Wednesday 17
6:30 p.m.

Sounds Like Summer: Band on the Run

Wednesday, July 17
6:30–8 p.m.
Island Park, 200 West B St.

Band On The Run is a 1970's-80s cover rock and roll band, playing some of the best dance rock of that era, with a focus on quality dance grooves and rich vocal harmonies.

July Thursday 18
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Thanks For The Memories Story Stage

Thursday, July 18
12:30–2:30 p.m.
Adult Activity Center
Free

All ages. Willamalane’s main ingredient is our community. How have our parks and recreation affected you during your lifetime? Share your memories and hear others’ recollections of your district during a day in the sun filled with cool treats and swell stories. Sign up for your five-minute slot at the Adult Activity Center front desk.

July Friday 19
8 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Sounds Like Summer: "Mary Poppins Returns"

Friday, July 19
Willamalane Park, 1276 G St.
Rated PG • 2 hours, 10 minutes • Guide for Parents

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.

8:00 p.m. activities: Everything is possible, even the impossible. Movie begins at twilight.

July Wednesday 24
6:30 p.m.

Sounds Like Summer: Samsel

Wednesday, July 24 • 6:30–8 p.m.
Island Park, 200 West B St.

Born and raised in Portland Oregon, Samsel’s tunes are eclectic in style and aim to please with catchy but sincere lyrics. Cary, Kelsey, and Josh have been singing together for a while and they love re-working older songs together and writing new ones.

Over the past couple of years, they have been working hard on writing and recording a new record. Their first single came out August 11, 2018. Samsel will keep releasing singles until they are ready to put out the whole album. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook to stay in the loop.

While you're there, enjoy some delicious shaved ice from Kona Ice!

July Friday 26
8 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Sounds Like Summer: "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"

Friday, July 26
Willamalane Park, 1276 G St.
Rated PG-13 • 2 hours, 10 minutes • Guide for Parents

Three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that's about to erupt. They soon encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinosaurs, while uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet.

8:00 p.m. activities: Become a paleontologist and learn about dinosaurs. Movie begins at twilight.

July Wednesday 31
6:30 p.m.

Sounds Like Summer: The Koz

Wednesday, July 31
6:30–8 p.m.

Island Park, 200 West B St.

The Koz Band is a popular professional Northwest rock band specializing in accurately reproducing the big sound of the classic bands, which dominated the arena rock concerts of the 70’s and 80’s. With their vocal harmonies and instrumentation, there are no limits to the music they are able to cover. The Koz Band covers many popular groups like: Journey, Styx, Foreigner, Cars, Boston, Night Ranger, Bon Jovi and many more. Check out their website for video, song demos and upcoming shows. Check out their Facebook or  find them on Instagram.

Aug Thursday 1
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.

Aug Friday 2
8 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Sounds Like Summer: "Incredibles 2"

Friday, Aug. 2
Willamalane Park, 1276 G St.
Rated PG • 2 hours, 5 minutes • Guide for Parents

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transistion for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

8:00 p.m. activities: Become a superhero and save the day. Movie begins at twilight. While you're there, enjoy some delicious shaved ice from Kona Ice!

Aug Saturday 3
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Children's Celebration

Willamalane Children's Celebration big tentPresented by Dari Mart

Saturday, Aug. 3
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Island Park
FREE with a canned food donation for FOOD for Lane County

Families, come enjoy this new twist on an old favorite! Experience hands-on activities from more than 60 community exhibitors. Live music, pony rides, inflatables and more!

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

 

Want to Be an Exhibitor? Apply Here!

Aug Wednesday 7
6:30 p.m.

Sounds Like Summer: Code Red

Wednesday, Aug. 7
6:30–8 p.m.
Island Park, 200 West B St.

CODE RED brings a fun-filled show with a great dance mix of classic rock & contemporary country tunes.  Our high-energy band is comprised of long-time pro-level musicians from Eugene, Oregon.

Variety is the key for this band to have such as wide appeal to so many.  With 3 lead vocalists who can all do harmonies, the versatility of our band allows us to cover tunes by artists ranging from Billy Idol to Billy Joel, from Toby Keith to Judas Priest, from Cheap Trick to Stevie Ray Vaughan, and a little bit of everything in between!

You don't want to miss that "can't stop dancing" feeling with CODE RED! While you're there, enjoy some delicious shaved ice from Kona Ice!

Visit their website

 

Aug Friday 9
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Island Park Art Gallery: Themes of Nature by Meredith Ferrell and Kimmer Morrison

themes of natureExhibit: 8/7–9/26, regular center hours

Free reception: Friday, 8/9, 5–7 p.m.

Focus on the beauty and tranquility of nature as artists Ferrell and Morrison showcase birds, gardens, and landscapes. As friends for many years, they have tried many mediums, and the exhibit includes pastel, acrylic, and watercolor.

Aug Friday 9
8 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Sounds Like Summer: "Captain Marvel"

Friday, Aug. 9
Willamalane Park, 1276 G St.
Rated PG-13 • 2 hours, 5 minutes • Guide for Parents

Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.

8:00 p.m. activities: Find the courage to be just like Captain Marvel. Movie begins at twilight.

Aug Saturday 10
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Roving Park Players Present: "Robin Hood"

Aug. 10 & 11
6 p.m.
Meadow Park, 851 Mill St.

An original adaptation of the legendary adventures.

Aug Wednesday 14
6:30 p.m.

Sounds Like Summer: Island of Black and White

Wednesday, Aug. 14
6:30– 8 p.m.
Island Park, 200 West B St.

Island of Black and White, from El Dorado Hills, California, has been performing in the music scene for over a decade. Their Rock, Blues, Reggae sound is like no other. With their high energy performances, and fun raw jams, they engage all their listeners. Be prepared for a good time, and bring your dancing shoes!

Aug Thursday 15
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Summer Progressive Lunch

PRESENTED BY PROVIDENCE HEALTH PLAN

Thursday, Aug. 15
11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Adult Activity Center
$25 ID/$30 OD

Ages 50+. Spend a fun-filled day with other seniors and enjoy a wonderful progressive lunch! Participants include Campbell Center, Peterson Barn, River Road, and Willamalane; each center will provide one course of the meal and activities. Lunch included in price of trip; leaves from and returns to the center. Space is limited; register in advance.  Trip punch cards are not valid for this trip.

Register Today

Aug Friday 16
8 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Sounds Like Summer: "Dumbo" 2019

Friday, Aug. 16
Willamalane Park, 1276 G St.
Rated PG • 1 hour, 52 minutes • Guide for Parents

Struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists a former star and his two children to care for Dumbo, a baby elephant born with oversized ears. When the family discovers that the animal can fly, it soon becomes the main attraction -- bringing in huge audiences and revitalizing the run-down circus. The elephant's magical ability also draws the attention of V.A. Vandevere, an entrepreneur who wants to showcase Dumbo in his latest, larger-than-life entertainment venture.

8:00 p.m. activities: Join us for circus-themed activities. Movie begins at twilight.

Aug Saturday 24
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Willamette River Festival

Saturday, Aug. 24
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Alton Baker Park

All ages. Celebrate the river’s unique history, culture, ecology, and recreation opportunities through river play.

  • Canoe, kayak and SUP demos
  • Interactive games & activities
  • Free kids activities & races on the pond
  • Paddle parade
  • Fun floats
  • Edicational tours
  • Paddling race ($40 fee—18 and under race for free

Presented by City of Eugene, Willamette Riverkeeper, University of Oregon Outdoor Program and Willamalane.