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 $6.50 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
Throughout the year the Crafty Mercantile offers a wide variety of craft classes for people of all ages and special needs. For specific information on upcoming classes call Michelle at 541-514-0704.
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
Beds for Freezing Nights needs men and women to staff emergency warming center More info: www.freezingnights.com
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 Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers for projects and staffing the ReStore. Visit www.habitatcg.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: email@example.com
Meals on Wheels needs drivers for local deliveries. Call 541-682-9261 for more information.
Oregon Aviation Historical Society needs volunteers to index historical documents and host museum hours. Call 541-767-0244.
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.
• VFW Auxilliary Post #3473 seeks contact info of overseas active duty personnel to send Christmas boxes to them in December. All military branches included. Call 541-942-7099 or 541-942-2002 to provide the information or with questions about what can be donated.
Recommended items to donate (all items must have a shelf life of 6 months)
Food & Snacks: beef jerky (Slim Jims), coffee (ground or whole/instant or drip), hot chocolate packets, herbal teas, instant drink mixes (Gatorade, Kool Aid, Crystal Light), pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds (salted), tuna (foil pouches no cans), protein powders & bars, chocolate, crunchy stuff (pretzels, Cheetos, Fritos, Chx Mix, Wheat Thins), gum & hard Candy (indvidually wrapped), granola/power/cereal bars, Fig Newtons, Oreos, Cheese-Its (small packs), trail mix, dried fruit, fruit roll-ups, fruit-by-the-foot, fruit gummies, instant dry soup (Ramen Noodles/Cup O Noodles), nuts (salted), microwave food (popcorn, mac & cheese, Chef-Boy-R-Dee), cookies, condiments, spices, sugar, salad dressing (no glass jars), instant oatmeal, breakfast cerel (individual boxes), Rice Krispy Treats (store bought only), caffeinated gum or candy (to stay alert)
Toiletries: (TRAVEL SIZE - No hotel samples): baby wipes, liquid hand sanitizer, body wash, liquid soap, facial cleanser, shampoo/conditioner, hair gel (for female troops to pull hair back), combs, brushes, bobby pins, eye drops (Visine), nasal spray, toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, tissue (individual pkg), sunscreen, lip balm (Chapstick), razors (disposable "Intution" or "Mach 3" type), shaving cream/shaving soap (in boxes or tubes - no cans), cotton swabs (Q-tips), cotton balls, moleskin, Band-Aids/guaze pads/first aid kits, baby/foot powder, loufa sponges/buff puffs, hand & body lotion, moisturizer, mulit-vitimins, pain relievers (Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, Aspirin), breath mints/strips, lozenges/cough drops, nail files, emery boards, nail clippers, feminine hygiene products
Linens: pillow cases, twin sheets, towels (green & tan color), washcloths
Clothing: T-Shirts (cotton green & tan color in M, L, XL), Socks (black, olive green, cotton and/or wool)
Other helpful stuff: batteries (AA, AAA, C most requested), small battery-powered flashlights, air fresheners, generic sunglasses, alarm clocks (small, wind-up or battery powered), duct tape (black or green), small tool kits, dust masks, carpentry tools, fly swatters, fly paper, mosquito netting, bug repellant (plastic pump bottles only no aerosol cans), patriotic knick-knacks (USA flags, state flags, bandanas, baseball hats, football jerseys, banners), religious reading material (booklets, small Bibles, inspirational readings), small toys & school supplies (for Iraqii & afghani children), shoe insole cushions (gel style) breath mints/strips, lozenges/cough drops, nail files, emery boards, nail clippers, feminine hygiene products, pens/mechanical pencils, stationary & envelopes (blank cards to send home), double-sided tape, day planners/small pocket calendars, flash/thumb drives for laptop computers, & small homemade gifts that provide "little comforts of home"
Entertainment & Sports: batteries (AA, AAA, C most requested), DVD movies (new or used recent releases), Xbox & PS2 games (new or used), portable CD players & headphones, crossword puzzels, word search books, math puzzle books, Mad Libs, logic problems, sudoku, yo-yos, dominos, playing cards, poker chips, dice, board games (UNO, Othello, Checkers) Nerf footballs, whiffle balls, mitts, sports equipment, Frisbees, hackey sacks, electronic hand-held games, 35mm disposable cameras,
MOVIE: 11/27- Library Free Classic Movie: Roman Holiday (1953), Mon, 1:30 pm, Shepherd Room, 700 E. Gibbs Ave.
MTG: 11/27 - CG City Council Meeting, Monday, 7 pm, CG City Hall Council Chambers
MUSIC: 11/27 - Shawn Williams (multiple genres), Monday, 8:30 pm, Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main St. Free
MTG: 11/28 - Science Pub, Tuesday, 5-7 pm, Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main St. Topic: Birding
MUSIC: 12/01 - Killer B’s (country/classic rock), Friday, 6-9 pm, Saginaw Vineyard, 80247 Delight Valley School Rd.
PLAY: 12/1-23 - Seussical, Thu-Sat, 8 pm; Sun 2:30 pm, Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Dr. Tkt Info: www.cottagetheatre.org
SALE: 12/1-3 - Dr. Snapp House Holiday Bazaar, Friday, 4-8; Sat, 10-8; Sun 11-3, 360 S. River Rd.
EVENT: 12/2-3 - Model Train Show, Sat & Sun, 10 am-4 pm, Drain Civic Center
SALE: 12/02 - Dorena Parent Teacher Club Holiday Bazaar, Saturday, 10 am-3 pm, CG High School Cafetorium
EVENT: 12/02 - Christmas in Cottage Grove, Saturday, All Day, Citywide events including Santa’s arrival in town
EVENT: 12/03 - CG Christian School Christmas Bazaar Benefit, Sunday, 10 am -5 pm; CG Armory, Info: 541-942-9500
EVENT: 12/08 - Watershed Council Winter Soiree, Fri, 6-10 pm, CG Armory, Tkts: Members $30/Non Members $40
EVENT: 12/11 - Opal Whitely’s 120th Birthday Party, Mon, 6-8 pm, Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main St.
EVENT: 12/18-22 - Kindle Cascadia 10th Annual Winter Solstice Skill Share Gathering, Aprovecho, $175 (meals & lodging)
■ CLASSES: • LCC-Cottage Grove Center: Check out the variety of personal enrichment classes and career training Opportunities offered at LCC-CG see details in fall class schedule. For more info call 541-463-4202 or visit: www.lanecc.edu/cottagegrove
• CG Library: 10 am to 6 pm; 700 E. Gibbs Ave. Call 541-942-3828 for additional info. Rhyme & Romp with Babies: 11:30 am, Stories, songs, action rhymes & more for children 0-18 months
•Axe & Fiddle: 657 E. Main St. For more info: Call 541-942-5942 or visit: www.axeandfiddle.com/calendar Poetry Night, Hosted by Hal of Kalapuya Books, 7 pm, Free
• Café 60 Senior Meals, Noon, 925 W. Main St. 60+ = donation; Under 60 = $6. RSVP call 541-682-3353
• Trinity Lutheran Church, 5-6 pm FREE, Big brown church on the corner of Sixth & Quincy
■ MEETINGS: Healing Matrix: Veterans Support Group, 3 pm; Soul Inspired Collage, 6-8 pm
■ MUSIC: Village Green Resort, 725 Row River Rd. For more info: Call 541-942-2491 No Cover Charge ▪ Neil Johnson (solo guitar), 7-9 pm
■ CLASSES: LCC-Cottage Grove Center: Check out the variety of personal enrichment classes and career training Opportunities offered at LCC-CG see details in fall class schedule. For more info call 541-463-4202 or visit: www.lanecc.edu/cottagegrove
■ EVENTS: • CG Library: 10 am to 6 pm; 700 E. Gibbs Ave. Call 541-942-3828 for additional info.
• Café 60 Senior Meals, Noon, 925 W. Main St. 60+ = donation; Under 60 = $6. RSVP call 541-682-3353
• Elks Club Bingo Burgers, 5:30-7 pm, 755 N. River Rd. Prices vary (Bingo warm-ups start at 6:30 pm) Menu: hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken strips, corn dogs, hot dogs, salads, French fries & onion rings
• Kiwanis Sunrisers Club, 7 am, Koffee Kup Restaurant, Village Shopping Center
• CG Genealogical Society Discussion Group, 10 am, CG Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs Ave.
• Village Green Resort, Fireside Lounge, 725 Row River Rd. For more info: Call 541-942-2491 No Cover Charge Natty O (blues)7-9 pm
• Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main St. For more info: Call 541-942-5942 or visit: www.axeandfiddle.com/calendar Wonder (singer/songwriter), 8:30 pm, Free
■ MEALS: Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Thanksgiving Day, 11 am-2 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 6th & Quincy Full course holiday meal. Meal served on-site only -- no take outs. Local delivery available for shut-ins. Pre- orders can be made Mon-Wed (Nov 20-22) between 9 am - 2 pm by calling church office at 541-942-2373.
■ MEETINGS: None
■ MUSIC: Village Green Resort: Fireside Lounge, 725 Row River Road, For more info: Call 541-942-2491 No Cover Chg Blue Light Special (bluegrass), 7-10 pm
Dinner served from 11 am to 2 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sixth & Quincy Ave.
Meal served on-site only -- no take outs. Local delivery available for shut-ins. Pre-orders can be made Mon-Wed (Nov 20-22) between 9 am - 2 pm by calling church office at 541-942-2373.
■ EVENTS: Christmas at the Village Green, opens today and runs through December 31. Enjoy a winter wonderland of twinkling lights, artisan vendors, fire pits & holiday cheer. European inspired traditional Christmas market, German inspired food & drink, including bratwurst, baked goods, gluhwein (a German hot spiced wine for 21+) and hot cocoa. Relax by the fire, play games in the new Familyl Lounge overlooking the event and visit With Santa. Pricing & activities vary by night. Visit www.villagegreenchristmas.com for details and to purchase tickets. Overnight packages are available that include admission to the event.
■ MEALS: None
• Healing Matrix: NAMI Connections Group, 1:30-3 pm • Stand for Peace/Occupy CG, 5 pm, Seventh & Main
• Celebrate Recovery, 6:30 pm, Calvary Chapel, Village Plaza Shopping Center, Hwy 99
• Friday Night LIVE at Saginaw Vineyard, 6 pm, 80247 Delight Valley School Rd. For info call 541-942-1364. Those 21-and-older enjoy old-fashioned fun and entertainment. A Shady Oaks catered dinner is available for purchase from 6-7:30 p.m. This week’s performer: Joe Stoddard (rock/country/comedy)
• Brewstation, 106 S. 6th St. No cover. Minors ‘til 8:30 pm For info: 541-942-8770 Willie McEachern (Americana/folk), 7:30-10:30 pm
• Axe & Fiddle, 657 E Main St. For more info: Call 541-942-5942 or Visit axeandfiddle.com/calendar Quinn Deveaux (soul/blues) Thursday, 8:30 pm, Free
• Village Green Resort, Fireside Lounge, 725 Row River Rd. For more info: Call 541-942-2491 No Cover Charge Joe Stoddard (music/comedy), 9-12 am
• Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving designed to support small businesses at the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Most local retail businesses have specials waiting for shoppers this Saturday so be sure to save some items on your list and “Shop Local”!
• Fall Bird Walk, Sat, 9-11 am, Meet at South R St high school parking lot, More info: www.coastfork.org Organized by the Coast Fork Birders, this fun bird walk is led by Grace Fowler-Gore and open to participants of all birding abilities with extra help for beginner bird watchers. The walk will be on both paved and unpaved surfaces. Bring weather appropriate clothing, footwear, binoculars and bird identification book (some will be available for use), snacks & water. RSVP: Call 541-767-9717 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11/21.
• Winter Farmers Market, 2-6 pm, Cottage Grove Armory, 628 E. Washington Ave. Sponsored by the South Valley Farmers & City of Cottage Grove. The Market continues on Saturdays through Dec. 16. For more information contact SVFarmersOnMain@gmail.com
■ MEALS: None
■ MEETINGS: None
• Brewstation, 106 S. 6th St. No cover. Minors ‘til 8:30 pm For info: 541-942-8770 Brewers Guild Bingo, 4-6 pm; Peter Giri (contemporary rock), 7:30-10:30 pm
• Axe & Fiddle, 657 E Main St. For more info: Call 541-942-5942 or Visit axeandfiddle.com/calendar Melissa Ruth (country/blues/jazz) & One Dollar Check (reggae), Friday, 7:30 pm, Free
• Village Green Resort, Fireside Lounge, 725 Row River Rd. For more info: Call 541-942-2491 No Cover Charge Joe Stoddard (music/comedy), 9-Midnight
The walk is from 9-11 am. Meet behind CG High School in the South R Street parking lot.
Organized by the Coast Fork Birders, this fun bird walk is led by Grace Fowler-Gore and open to participants of all birding abilities with extra help for beginner bird watchers. The walk will be on both paved and unpaved surfaces. Bring weather appropriate clothing, footwear, binoculars and bird identification book (some will be available for use), snacks & water.
RSVP: Call 541-767-9717 or send email to email@example.com by Tuesday, Nov. 21.
For more information on the Coastfork Watershed Council visit www.coastfork.org & on Facebook page
• Elks Community Breakfast, 8-11 am, 755 N. River Rd. Menu: All-you-can-eat eggs, sausage, ham, hash browns, pancakes, biscuits, gravy, French toast, juice and coffee. Cost: $6 for adults, $3 for kids under 12
• Sunday Supper, 5-6 pm at CG Community Center, FREE full-course meal (Donations welcome)
■ MEETINGS: None
■ MUSIC: Village Green Resort, Dave Bock (solo guitar), 7-9 pm, Free
A monthly event from 5-7 pm at the Axe & Fiddle Public House, 657 E. Main St.
5-6 pm: Trivia, raffle, prizes & watershed update
6-7 pm: Science Pub Talk
This month's topic: "Birding without Boarders: An Epic World Big Year" with guest speaker Noah Strycker, author, photographer, and record-setting birder.
10 percent of all food & beverage sales between 5-7:30 pm will be donated to the Watershed Council
From 10 am to 5 pm, Cottage Grove Armory, 628 E. Washington Ave. Features arts & crafts, food and Christmas Gift Basket Auction. Event is a benefit for our community's only Christian school operating expenses and scholarships for low-income students.
To reserve a booth to sell your homemade items or to donate items or services call Beth at 541-942-9500.
Community Call to Action to make event profitable for the school:
1. Rent a table for $20 to sell your own crafts or Christmas items
2. Provide items for the Bake Sale Table
3. Donate items for silent auction (gift baskets, new items, services
4. Volunteer to help (decorate, haul items, register guests, sell, etc.)
5. Stop by and buy!
From 6-10pm at Cottage Grove Armory, 628 E. Washington Ave. Enjoy an evening of delicous local food, live music, silent auction, watershed annual awards & more...
Tickets: Council Members $30; Non Members $40 Available at The Bookmine, the Council Office or online at www.coastfork.org & Facebook
For more Info: Call 541-767-9717.