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Saturday Swim School
Monday, January 30, 2017 to Monday, July 31, 2017

Begins at 8:45 am, CG Swimming Pool, 8th & Taylor Ave.

May be used as a pre-competitive program or as a learn-to-swim program. Structured & Sanctioned by the American Swimming Coaches Association with 14 levels of instruction by elite athletes in partnership with Tyson Pilling & Bud Taylor. Classes continue through July.

Fees: Five 45-min lessons, $29; Drop-In: $6/per lesson.

For info call: 541-870-8321.


Partner Yoga February Classes
Friday, February 3, 2017 to Friday, February 24, 2017

Fridays at 6:15 & 7:30 pm, Crescent Moon Yoga, 819 E. Main St.

For beginners and experienced practitioners. A powerful combo of massage, acupressure, stretching, energy work, breath exercises and meditation. Partner necessary.

Classes guided by Gloria Campuzano, MS, RDN, CYT. Call 541-649-1800 for more info.

Healing Matrix Events This Week
Monday, February 20, 2017 to Friday, February 24, 2017

632 E Main St., Variety of classes & group mtgs. For details call 541-767-3707

               M 2/20: Chi Gong, 5-6 pm

               T   2/21: Veterans Support Group, 3 pm; Soul-inspired Collage, 6-8 pm

               W 2/22: Chi Gong, 5-6 pm; Restart Your Health (in just 5 weeks), 6:30 pm            

              T   2/23: NAMI Friendship Social, Jack Sprats, 10-11 am, 510 E. Main St.; Family Movie Share, 7 pm

               F   2/24: NAMI Connections Group, 1:30-3 pm

This Week at the CG Library
Monday, February 20, 2017 to Friday, February 24, 2017

700 E. Gibbs Ave. Call 541-942-3828 for additional info.

HOURS: Mon-Tue: 10 am to 8 pm; Wed-Sat: 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday: Closed

M   2/20: Bilingual Family Story Time, 6:30 pm

TH 2/23: Ukulele Morning Jam, 9 am, an informal jam session. Lessons are not provided. Ukuleles available

F    2/24: Preschool Story Time, 10 am

YOUTH ART SHOW, April 1-30: Call for submissions from 6-12th Graders. All entries must be submitted by 3/28. 

Community Meetings This Week
Monday, February 20, 2017 to Friday, February 24, 2017

• MON 2/20 - CG 912 Project, 6:30 pm, Stacy’s Covered Bridge Restaurant, 401 E. Main St. Jurisdiction Committee Representative discusses committee’s effort to educate public officials on how to take back control of public lands. The meeting is free and open to the public

• MON 2/20 - Mothers of Preschoolers [MOPS & MOPS Next], 6-8 pm, Calvary Chapel, Village Shopping Center

• TUE 2/20 - Campus Life-High School Club, 7 pm, Domino’s Pizza Game Room

• TUE 2/21 - TEAM-Cottage Grove, Tuesday, 8-9:30 am, Healing Matrix, 632 E. Main St.

•TUE 2/21 - Campus Life-Middle School Club, 7 pm, Riverside Church of God, 1255 S. River Rd.

• WED 2/22 - Kiwanis Sunrisers Club,7 am, Koffee Kup Restaurant, Village Shopping Center

 WED 2/22 - AWANA Club, 6:30-8:30 pm, CG Bible Church, 1600 E. Quincy Ave. (For youth 3 & up)

• THU 2/23 - CG Rotary Club & Lions Club, Noon, Stacy’s Covered Bridge Restaurant, 401 E. Main St.

• THU 2/23 - LGBTQIA Teen Group, Thursday, 4 pm, South Lane Mental Health, 1345 Birch Ave.

• FRI 2/24 - Celebrate Recovery, Friday, 6:30 pm, Calvary Chapel, Village Plaza Shopping Center, Hwy 99


Community Meals This Week
Monday, February 20, 2017 to Sunday, February 26, 2017

MONDAY • Mike’s Diner, 5-6 pm, United Methodist Church, 334 Washington Ave.  Adults $5 & Kids eat free Menu: Meatloaf, salad, soup & dessert

TUE/WED/THU • Café 60 Senior Meals, Noon, 925 W. Main St. 60+ = $3; Under 60 = $6. RSVP call 541-682-9261.

TUESDAY & THURSDAY • Trinity Lutheran Church, 5-6 pm, FREE, Big brown church on the corner of Sixth & Quincy                     

WEDNESDAY • Bingo Burgers, 5:30-7 pm, Elks Lodge, 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 • Covered Bridge Church of the Nazarene, 6-7 pm, 152 S.’ M’ St. Free (Donations welcome)                                          

FRIDAY:  • VFW Dinner, 5-6 pm, 3160 Hillside Drive. $9 adults, $3 under 12, Free under 5. Meal w/o entrée option $5 Menu: Tater Tot Casserole, soup, salad, dessert, coffee & tea • Fourth Friday Fish Fry, 5-7:30 pm, Elks Club, 755 N. River Rd. Menu: Fish, Chips & Coleslaw Basket 1-pc $5, 2-pc $7, and 3-pc $9

SUNDAY • 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 “Soup’s On” at CG Community Center, 5-6 pm FREE full-course meal (Donations welcome)          

Axe & Fiddle Events This Week
Monday, February 20, 2017 to Saturday, February 25, 2017

Axe & Fiddle, 657 E Main St. For more info: Call 541-942-5942 or Visit

MON 2/20 - DJ Rock-N-Roll Damnation (classic country), 7 pm, Free

TUE 2/21 - Poetry Night Open Mic, 7 pm, Free

WED 2/22 - Comedy Night with Alex & Charles (Improv/Open Mike), 8 pm, Free

THU 2/23 - Noah Derksen (Contemplative Folk), 8:30 pm, Free

FRI 2/24 - The Breaking & Flies with Honey (rock), 8:30 pm, Free 2/25 - Slow Ponies (old-time western), Saturday, 8:30 pm, $5

SAT 2/25 - Slow Ponies (old-time western),8:30 pm, $5

Village Green Resort Performers This Week
Monday, February 20, 2017 to Sunday, February 26, 2017

Fireside Lounge, 725 Row River Rd. For more info: Call 541-942-2491 No Cover Charge

MON-TUE 2/20-21: Neil Johnson (solo guitar), 7-9 pm

WED 2/22: Natty-O (blues), 7-9 pm

THU 2/23: Larry & Tom (Americana) 7-10 pm

FRI & SAT 2/24-25: Blue Light Special, (variety of genres) 9-Midnight

SUN 2/12: Dave Bock (Solo Guitar), 7-9 pm  

16th Annual Metropolitan Rhythm & Blues Revue
Thursday, February 23, 2017 to Sunday, February 26, 2017

Thu-Sat, 7 pm & Sun, 2:30 pm, Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Dr. Tickets: $15 adults and $10 for students.

This annual fund-raising event features student performers working side-by-side with professional community musicians, in a high-energy concert that includes instrumental, vocal, and dance numbers. The funds raised from this event help to fund a vibrant high school music program. (This event also saves the high school students from having to sell about 16,000 candy bars each year, a fact for which all of Cottage Grove is grateful!) For more info visit:

Brewstation Bands This Week
Friday, February 24, 2017 to Saturday, February 25, 2017

Brewstation, 106 S. 6th St.  New “Irish Pub” menu items. No cover. Minors ‘til 8:30 pm For info: 541-942-8770

FRI 2/24 - 3 Man Slam (rock), 7:30-10:30 pm

SAT 2/25 - Rebel Journey (rock), 7:30-10:30 pm

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

5-7 pm; OLPH Catholic Church, 19th & Harvey Rd.

The10th Annual Community Sharing Benefit sponsored by OLPH & St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

Menu: Pancakes, sausage, applesauce, orange juice & coffee. $5/per person. 

Coast Fork Willamettee Watershed Council Science Pub
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

From 5-7 pm, Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main St.

     5-6 pm: Watershed Updates & Trivia

     6-7 pm: Topic – Willamette Valley Dam Operations

Guest Speaker: Erik Petersen, US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Operations Project Manager for Portland District’s Willamette Valley Project. He will give a presentation entitled The USACE Willamette Valley Project – An Overview.

Each dam in the Willamette River basin contributes to a water resource management system that provides flood risk management, power generation, water quality improvement, irrigation, fish and wildlife habitat and recreation on the Willamette River and many its tributaries. Petersen will discuss the USACE dams operated in the Willamette River basin, especially focusing on the dams of the southern Willamette Valley, how the system is managed, address natural disaster related concerns, and explain how the USACE works with partner agencies and stakeholders to protect and revitalize waterways within the Willamette Valley.

Erik Petersen has led the USACE Operations and Maintenance Activities in the Valley since 2004. Having served with the USACE since 1988, Petersen has worked in Atlanta, Georgia, for the Mobile District and also for the Walla Walla, Savannah, Omaha and St. Paul Districts. He is a graduate of the College of Natural Resources, University of Minnesota. Petersen lives in Eugene with his family and enjoys spending time with his children and step children and running.

The Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council hosts a free monthly public meeting series called the Coast Fork Science Pub on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 5-7pm at the Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main Street in Cottage Grove. The event begins with informal socializing, trivia, prizes and updates about the watershed and watershed council during the first hour. The Science Pub presentation begins at 6pm. Participants are encouraged to support the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council by ordering food & drinks from 5-7:30pm, as 10% of the sales from evening sales will benefit the Watershed Council. The event is free to the public and all ages are welcome. For further information, visit Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council on Facebook and

Gathering of The Grove at The Green
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

From 8 am to 5 pm at the Village Green Resort, 725 Row River Rd.

A networking and training event organized by T.E.A.M.-Cottage Grove to strengthen local nonprofit organizations and promote greater community-wide collaboration. The day-long event features topical speakers on board development, collaboration, fundraising, volunteer recruitment & retention, grant writing and lots of networking and information sharing opportunities.

Cost: Onsite Registration Fee $35/first person + $30 each additional person from the same organization

To request a registration form: Send email to

For additional information call Cindy at 541-915-0113.

St. Patrick's Day Dinner
Sunday, March 12, 2017

From 4-5:30 pm, OLPH Catholic Church, 19th & Harvey

Enjoy a traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage meal and support basic needs of local individuals and families

Cost: Adults, $10, Children (6-17), $5; Children (under 6), Free; Family, $25 (parents & kids under 18)

After dinner raffle tickets: $1/ea or 6 for $5.

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus