The Cottage Grove Elks Lodge serves community meals each Friday night. Proceeds benefit programs and services to help a variety of charities and local causes. All meals are served from 5-7 pm. The Club is located at 755 N. River Rd. For more information call 541-942-3554.
First Friday Chicken Fried Steak $6.50 per person
Second Friday Chicken Dinner $7-$9 per person
Third Friday Steak Feed $9 per person
Fourth Friday Fish Fry $5-9 per person depending on # of fish pieces ordered
Wednesday Nights: Bingo Burgers 5:30-7 pm
Opportunities for individuals and families to be do-gooders and have some fun, too!
4-H Clubs need more adult volunteers now! For list of open positions: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/become-4-h-leader
90x30 Child Abuse Prevention Project seeks individuals committed to reducing child abuse by 90% by 2030. Call 541-346-7484.
Beds for Freezing Nights seeks men & women to staff a local emergency warming shelter on freezing nights. For details go to www.freezingnights.com
Bohemia Mining Days welcomes volunteers to plan Cottage Grove’s largest community event of the year. Call 541-942-5064.
City Library & Community Center recruiting tweens & teens to assist with daily operations & special events. Call 541-942-1185.
Community Sharing needs office volunteers most days from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. For details call 541-942-2176.
CG Carousel needs volunteers for restoration, grant writing, research & fundraising. Call 541-915-0113 for details.
CG Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers for on-site builds. Visit www.habitatlane.org or call 541-767-0358.
CG Humane Society needs This-N-That thrift store volunteers. Drop by 33 N. 8 St. for more info.
CG Hospital Auxiliary invites you to join this active, fun group to raise money for local healthcare needs. Call 541-942-3671.
CG Historical Society needs volunteer research librarians on Fri & Sat. Training provided. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cottage Theatre needs ushers, set painters, office helpers, and more. Visit www.cottagetheatre.org or call 541-942-8001.
Meals on Wheels needs drivers for local deliveries. Call 541-682-9261 for more information.
Opal Center for Arts & Education needs variety of volunteers. More info: www.opalcentercg.org
OR Aviation Historical Society needs volunteers to index historical documents and host museum hours. Call 541-767-0244.
Safe Haven needs board members to operate its transitional home for women recovering from addiction. Call 541-654-6734.
Senior Companion Program needs volunteers (55+ & low income) for 15 hrs/week with 40-cent per mile reimbursement to support frail elders & disabled individuals to prolong their independence. For more info contact Beth Brooks at 541-463-6263.
Soup’s On Weekly Community Meal needs a volunteer to conduct fundraising & community outreach. Other volunteers needed to help prepare and serve the Sunday evening free meal. For more info call 541-501-3647.
South Valley Resource Alliance needs truck drivers, webmaster, fundraiser, bookkeeper & food distributors on the first & third Fridays. Send email to email@example.com for more info.
WOE Heritage Fair needs volunteers year-round for variety of positions. Info at www.woeheritagefair.com
• 12/09 - Dorena Grange Potluck, Monday, 6 pm, 34360 Row River Rd.
• 12/09 - Campus Life High School Club, Mon, 6 pm, Defy Trampoline Park Eugene Trip, Meet bus at Domino’s Pizza $12
• 12/09 - City Council, Monday, 7 pm, City Hall Council Chamber, 400 E. Main St. Topics: Public Hearings & Ordinances: (1) Multiple-Unit Property Tax Exemption (MUPTE) Program & (2) Annexation of a portion of Sweet Lane from Lane County to the City to complete R Street extension; Ordinances: Taxicabs (Uber/Lyft) first reading & Comprehensive Fee Schedule Amendment for Municipal Court fees; Bid Awards: Recycled Water Storage Pond & Pump Station Project, Armory Façade Restoration, Contract Awards: Armory Architectural Service, Municipal Court Judge; City Manager Business: Councilor appointments to interview applicants for vacancies on city committees, Land transfer agreement related to Middlefield Golf Course, Road Quality Report & Pavement Management Implementation; Councilor & Staff Reports
• 12/09 - Boy Scout Troop 140, Monday, 7 pm, American Legion Hall, 826 W. Main St. Call Karen for info 541-942-4413
• 12/10 - Campus Life Middle School Club, Tuesday, 6-8:45p, Defy Trip to Eugene, Meet bus at Riverside Church, $12
• 12/10 - EBID Board, Tuesday, 6 pm, CG Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs Ave.
• 12/10 - Blackberry Pie Society, Tuesday, 6:30 pm, ROP Building (former Healing Matrix Bldg), 632 E. Main St. • 12/10 - CG Humane Society, Tuesday, 6:30 pm, CG City Hall Sinclair Room, 400 E. Main St.
• 12/10 - Friends of Mt. David, Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Veley (yellow) House, Birch & H Street
• 12/10 - American Heritage Girls Troop, Tuesday, 7-8 pm, VFW Hall, 3160 Hillside Dr. For info call 541-942-6417
• 12/11 - Bohemia Sunrisers Kiwanis Club, Wednesday, 7 am, Koffee Kup, Village Shopping Center
• 12/11 - Genealogical Society, Wednesday, 10 am, Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs Ave. 3
• 12/11 - Quilts of Valor, Wednesday, 10 am-4 pm, VFW Hall, 3160 Hillside Dr. (quilters make quilts to honor veterans)
• 12/11 - Senior Center Pinochle Group, Wednesday, 11:30 am-4 pm, Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs Ave.
• 12/12 - CG Rotary Club, Thursday, Noon, El Tapatio Restaurant, 725 E. Gibbs Ave.
• 12/12 - Lions Club, Thursday, Noon, Stacy’s Covered Bridge Restaurant, 401 E. Main St.
• 12/12 - Celebrate Recovery, Thursday, 6 pm, Calvary Chapel, 1447 Hwy 99N (next to Goodwill)
• 12/13 - Stand for Peace/Occupy CG, Friday, 5 pm, Seventh & Main
• 12/13 - Magnolia Gardens Penny Poker Game, Fri, 6 pm, 1425 Daugherty Ave. RSVP 541-514-2485 (pennies provided)
• 12/15 - London Grange, Sunday, 6 pm, 72746 London Rd. (MP 10)
• LCC-Cottage Grove Center: Check out the variety of personal enrichment classes and career training opportunities offered in Cottage Grove. For details, visit www.lanecc.edu/cottagegrove or stop by the Center at 1275 S. River Rd, or call 541-463-4202. Winter Term registration now open for classes that begin in January. Winter Term Offerings: Tai Chi, Guitar, Writing, Blacksmithing, Quilting, Puppy Training, Digital Photography, & Cooking Basics.
• The Cottage Events Venue Gingerbread Workshops: Wednesdays (Dec 11 & 18), 7-9 pm; Sunday (Dec 22), 2-4 pm; Each gingerbread building $30 with choice of 6 decorations. Advance reservation required. 2915 Row River Rd. Call 541-942-6888 or visit www.cottageevents.com for more info and to make a reservation. 2
• The Health Hub: Offers fitness and recreation classes for people of all ages and abilities, from babies to seniors. Drop by 1133 E. Main St. to pick up current calendar of activities. More info: www.healthhubcg.com or call 541-915-6349.
• Fit Dance Party Class: Tuesdays & Fridays, 7 pm, CG Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs Ave. Designed to help participants lose weight, gain energy and have a great time. For more info call 775-219-2576.
• Mindful Movement Yoga Class: Wed, 6-7:30 pm, CG Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs Ave. Drop-In $10/class, Unwind and recharge by practicing mindful movement with flow, core & breath awareness, balance, flexibility, and strength building. For info call Jane Guerber at 541-654-5087.
• Delight’s S.T.E.A.M ‘n GAMES: An Afterschool Enrichment Program for students 7-14-years-old on Tuesday-Friday from 2:30-5:30 pm, 538 E. Main St.. Fee: Monthly/$170, Weekly/$45, Drop-in/$15 per session, For more info visit www.delightinthegrove.com
• Cottage Grove Public Library, 700 E. Gibbs Ave. Call 541-942-3828 for additional info.
HOURS: Monday & Tuesday: 10 am-7:45 pm; Wed-Sat: 10 am-5:45 pm; Sunday: Closed
Partners in History Exhibit: Local Pioneer Families
Art Gallery Exhibit: Native American Artist Rick Bartow Paintings
Free Books for Kids (0-4 yrs) Sign up online for new age appropriate book in the mail & promote early literacy skills. Info: www.LaneKids.org/Imagination-Library or talk to a librarian
Mon: Bilingual Family Story Time, 6:30 pm, Spanish and English story time, crafts, food & fun
Tue: Tuesday Teen Hangout (play a game, watch a movie or create something), 5 pm
Thu: Ukulele Morning Jam, 9 am, Informal jam session. (Lessons not provided); “Crafternoon”, 1-5 pm
Fri: Preschool Story Time, 10:30 am, Books, stories, music, movement, arts, crafts, food & fun Anime for Teens, 4-5:30 pm, Introduction to popular Japanese film/TV animation
Sat: Drop-In Tech Help, 10-Noon, All ages can bring smart phones, tablets or laptops or use the library’s computer for informal tech help from Library staff and volunteers. “Crafternoon”, 1-5 pm, An informal meet-up for crafters and, fiber artists to sit in the library, work on their projects and socialize. All ages and abilities welcome; bring your own project
• Awana Bible Club: Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, CG Bible Church, 1200 E. Quincy Ave. Weekly interactive program for three-year-olds thru 6th Graders featuring Bible lessons, Verse Memorization and Games. Fees: Handbook $15, Uniform (2-yr usage) and 75-cents/week. For more info call 541-942-4771.
• Campus Life Clubs: Combines healthy relationships with creative programs to help young people make good choices, establish a solid foundation for life & positively impact their schools. Middle School Club meets at Riverside Church on Tuesdays at 7 pm. High School Club meets at Calvary Chapel on Mondays at 7 pm. For info call Tim at 541-285-4812