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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.


CG Historical Society Monthly Meeting Topics
Monday, March 13, 2017 to Saturday, November 18, 2017

The monthly meetings are held on the third Saturday at 10 am in the Shepherd Room of the Cottage Grove Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs Ave. For additional information call Holli at 541-463-4217

JULY      Visit us at Bohemia Mining Days, July 13-16 in Coiner Park

AUG 19  Mink Farm

SEP 16  A Walk Down River Road

OCT 21  Buster Keaton Film Night at 7:30 pm

NOV 18  Mosby Creek Ranch

DEC       No program - Happy Holidays!

Elks Club Monthly Meal Schedule
Monday, March 13, 2017 to Thursday, March 19, 2020

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   Wings and More  (Chicken wings and sides) $1/per item

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

Home Free Concert
Monday, April 3, 2017 to Friday, July 14, 2017

Gates open at 4 pm, music begins at 7 pm at the Bohemia Park Amphitheater

Award-winning a cappella country music group Home Free performs in the Bohemia Park Amphitheater to support  Bohemia Mining Days on Friday, July 14 at 8 pm. NO tickets sold on site. Advance tickets ($20-$40) available at and CG Bi-Mart. For more info visit: 

Win a Home Free VIP Concert Package! First Prize: A private “meet & greet” with the band, 2 front of the house tickets (table seating), a complimentary bottle of wine and two souvenir backstage passes. Second Prize: 2 General Admission tickets. Purchase $5 drawing tickets online via BMD website or from a board member or by calling 541-942-5064. 

The Crafty Mercantile Classes
Monday, April 3, 2017 to Sunday, December 31, 2017

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.

South Valley Farmers Market
Monday, May 1, 2017 to Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thursdays from 4-7 pm at 7th & Main next to the Axe & Fiddle Public House

Eat fresh and buy local, fresh, organic produce, starts, eggs, meat, baked goods, handmade crafts and plenty of fun & community spirit. 

Accepts SNAP (food stamps) and provides a discount.

Lane Community College-CG Campus Summer Term Classes
Monday, June 5, 2017 to Friday, June 30, 2017

LCC-Cottage Grove Center offers a variety of personal enrichment classes and career training opportunities. For more info or to register: Visit or call 541-463-4202 or Email:

To see a full list of summer term classes and/or to register: Visit, Call 541-463-4202 or Email:

Living With Chronic Conditions Workshop
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 to Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tuesdays, June 20-August 1 (no class 7/4). CG Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs Ave. Do you have a health condition that affects your daily life? Learn how to live a better life with Stanford University’s “Living Well with Chronic Conditions.”

A free six week program for anyone living with one or more chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, arthritis or heart disease. Weekly workshop topics include managing medication, dealing with fatigue and depression, managing symptoms & more.

Registration is required call 541.682.4103.

Limited transportation & childcare assistance is available. Snacks are provided.

This Week at the Healing Matrix
Monday, June 26, 2017 to Friday, June 30, 2017

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

M 6/26: Chi Gong, 5-6 pm; Friends & Family Support Group, 7 pm

Tu 6/27: Veterans Support Group, 3 pm; Soul-inspired Collage, 6-8 pm

W 6/28: Chi Gong, 5-6

Th 6/29: NAMI Friendship Social, Jack Sprats, 10-11 am, 510 E. Main St; Family Movie Share, 7 pm

F 6/30: NAMI Connections Group, 1:30-3 pm

This Week at the Cottage Grove Library
Monday, June 26, 2017 to Saturday, July 1, 2017

Located at 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

Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit: A Place for All People introduces Americans with the new National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C.

Cottage Grove Museum Exhibit: Early medicine and doctors of Cottage Grove, antique and classic bicycles

M  6/26: Bilingual Family Story Time, 6:30 pm, Spanish and English story time, crafts, food and fun. 

Th 6/29: Ukulele Morning Jam, 9 am An informal jam session. Lessons are not provided. Ukuleles available for checkout and novices are welcome.

F    6/30: Preschool Story Time, 10 am A weekly event that sparks imagination and instills a love of reading.

Music This Week in The Grove
Monday, June 26, 2017 to Sunday, July 2, 2017

Axe & Fiddle, 657 E Main St. For more info: Call 541-942-5942 or Visit  SAT 7/01 - Rudolf Kury (singer/songwriter), 8:30 pm, Free

Concert in the Park, Wednesday, 6:30-8 pm, Bohemia Park Amphitheater (see details in special events)

Saginaw Vineyard, 80247 Delight Valley School Rd. Call 541-942-1364. Entertainment for those 21-and-older. Living the Dream, (classic rock) Friday, 6 pm, Bring your own food or enjoy a catered dinner for             purchase until 7:30 pm (no outside beverages)

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

MON 6/26: Neil Johnson (solo guitar), 7-9 pm

TUE 6/27: Dennis Calvino (solo guitar), 7-9 pm

WED 6/28:Natty-O (blues), 7-9 pm

THU 6/29: Dennis Calvino (solo guitar), 7-10 pm

FRI 6/30: Blue Light Special  (bluegrass)

SAT 7/1: No info provided

SUN 6/18: Dave Bock (Solo Guitar), 7-9 pm

Brewstation, 106 S. 6th St. Mediterranean Food Cart, No cover. Minors ‘til 8:30 pm For info: 541-942-8770

6/30 - Sojourner (indie), Friday, 7:30-10:30 pm

7/01 - CG Brewers Guild Bingo, Sat, 3-5 pm, .50/card and $1 for Blackout Bingo, Prizes include cash, food, pints & growler fills. Saturday afternoon fun for the whole family.

7/01 - Greek Festival (food/music with Farmer Jimmy & Michael Brennan), Saturday, 7:30-10:30 pm

Meetings This Week in The Grove
Monday, June 26, 2017 to Sunday, July 2, 2017

• MONDAY, JUNE 26: CG City Council, Monday, 7 pm, City Hall Council Chambers, 400 E. Main St. Topics:  2 Public Hearings – Shared Revenue Proposed Uses & 2017-18 Budget; 4 Resolutions: Shared Revenues, Adopting Budget, Fund transfers & Comprehensive Fee Schedule Amendment; Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council Report, Bohemia Mining Days Festival Update, staff & council reports.

• 6/28 - Dorena Grange, Monday, 7 pm, 34360 Row River Rd.

• 6/28 - Kiwanis Sunrisers Club, Wednesday, 7 am, Koffee Kup Restaurant, Village Shopping Center                  

• 6/28 - Kiwanis Club of Cottage Grove, Wednesday, Noon, El Tapatio Restaurant, 725 E. Gibbs Ave

• 6/28 - WOE Heritage Fair Board, Wednesday, 6 pm, Fairgrounds, 2000 N. Douglas Ave.

• 6/29 - Rotary Club, Thursday, Noon, Stacy’s Covered Bridge Restaurant, 401 E. Main St.                             

• 6/29 - Bohemia Mining Days Festival Board, Thursday, 6 pm, KNND, 321 E. Main St.

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

Science Pub
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

From 5-7 pm, Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main St. Topic: What the heck is Dendroctonus?

Program Schedule: 5-6pm Watershed Updates & Trivia with program from 6-7pm

Guest Speaker: Christine Buhl, Forest Entomologist with Oregon Department of Forestry Ms. Buhl provides a general overview of what makes trees tasty to insects, how to diagnose attacks from our more prominent pests, invasive insects to be on the lookout for and the benefits of forest insects.The presentation answers questions like: Why is my tree dying? What are those holes or globs of sap from? What’s eating those leaves? What good are insects to trees anyway? What can I do to protect my  individual urban tree or forested stand from insect damage? 

Community Meals This Week
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 to Sunday, July 2, 2017

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

SUNDAY • VFW Community Breakfast, 8-11 am, 8-11 am, 3160 Hillside Dr. Menu: All-you-can-eat. Eggs cooked to order, sausage, ham, hash browns, biscuits, gravy, pancakes or French toast, juice & coffee. Cost: $7 for adults, $3 for kids under 12 • Sunday Supper, 5-6 pm at CG Community Center, FREE full-course meal (Donations welcome)

Chamber Summer Concerts in The Park
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Jerry Zybach & the Blues Kats (blues/classic rock) from 6:30 - 8 pm, Bohemia Park Amphitheater

The Blues Kats are a well-loved group of local, seasoned musicians that have been performing blues, rock, and country music throughout their careers. The band formed to put out great rockin’- boogie-blues funky-down in the alley-from the heart music.

Sponsored by: Northwest Natural & Len Blackstone/Windemere

Band Members:

Jerry Zybach: Guitar, Bass and Vocals, is an award winning blues artist known throughout   the US and Europe for his soulful slide, rhythm/lead guitar, and powerful vocals.

John Bryson: Harmonica –Vocals, is a Rooster blues award winner who grew up in the Eugene area and learned his first harp chops from Curtis Salgado and Bill Rhodes. John has played throughout the Northwest.

Mike Hatgis: Bass-Vocals, originally from New York, toured with oldie greats, The Platters, The Drifters, and The Coasters, and a first call bassist in the local area.

Danny Miller: Drums–Vocals, also a Rooster award winner, originally from California. Danny has played all over the Northwest and California, and is an “A” list drummer.

2nd Annual People’s Pick Live Music Festival
Friday, June 30, 2017 to Saturday, July 1, 2017

Bohemia Park Amphitheater

Friday Performers: NappyThc, Dominate3, Lomo & Asol, Carys, N.S.B., Calamity Jazz Band, Iconoclst, Crooked, Daye, 2106, Playbots (Special Feature Set with 2016 People’s Pick Emcee Bob

Saturday Performers: Sleepy, The Herbal Crew, Hunter F. Wigginz, Bellafina Ensemble, Vaughn, Wild Ire, Jaapur, The Resinators, Jackie Jae & Jason Cowsill, Sojouner, Play Dead, Crushing Crayons

Event includes food court, vendors, and Friday & Saturday Onsite RV & Tent Camping 

Last Friday Art Walk
Friday, June 30, 2017

From 6-8 pm in the Historic Downtown District, Enjoy shopping, dining, art & music

The Historic Downtown Cottage Grove sidewalks come alive for the third Art Walk of the season. A free monthly event bringing together artists, musicians and community to celebrate our talented, artistic and diverse population.

Featured Buskers: Two Left Shoes, Tony Willy on harmonica and Rick Iannacone on guitar. Avant Gard Blues, Soul Sauce Jazz Trio, Taylor Irving, Alexander Pabst and Matthew Staples, Pop/Jazz Duo, Liam Onaitis on guitar vocals by Alessandro Ziolkowski; Nico Cornelius playing Jews Harp

Featured Artists: Crescent Moon Yoga Studio: Ryan Kimball; Kalapuya Books: Rina Francisco, Limited Edition Block prints, Original cut paper Art; Eric Thurston, Wooden Vessels; The Crafty Mercantile: The Basket Cases Five Flying Monkeys: Skye Hefner; Delight: Christina White

This Week at the CG Speedway
Friday, June 30, 2017 to Saturday, July 1, 2017

Located at 2150 North Douglas St. Gates open at 4 pm, Racing starts at 6:30 pm

For More Info: call 541-942-7561 Admission: Adults, $13; Senior/Military/Junior 13-17, $10; Youth (6-12) $5; Children 5 & Under, Free; Family Pass (2 Adults & up to 4 Youth), $30

FRI  6/30: Kart Races (free) Classes: PeeWee, 5HP Intermediate, 125cc, 250cc, Open Kage, & Micros

SAT 7/01: Ladies Night (first 100 ladies 18+ free) Classes: Late models, IMCA SportMods, Street Stocks, Hornets, Limited Sprints-Winged