This Week's Community Announcements


• Congratulations to…

▪ Mayor’s Ball Organizers and Participants who created a successful evening-to-remember with family, friends and colleagues. The generosity of event sponsors and participants raised thousands of dollars for Armory restoration.

▪ Friends of Kitty Slack for organizing a community fundraiser to help this long-time Grover. A stroke forced her to close her successful answering service (that had the last operating vintage cord-style switchboard in Oregon). For those who want an update on Kitty and to contribute to the fund stop by The Bookmine or call 541-942-7414.

• To learn more about Cottage Grove’s history visit our three local museums:

     ▪ CG Museum offers a wonderful glimpse into “the attic of our community” revealing all kinds of historical treasures. Hours: Sat & Sun, 1-4 pm on the corner of H & Birch.

     ▪ Bohemia Gold Mining Museum is a great way to discover Cottage Grove’s rich mining heritage. Hours: Thu-Sat, 1-4 pm; Suggested Donation: $2/person Info:

     ▪ Oregon Aviation History Center (across from the Cottage Theatre) offers displays and information on Oregon’s early aviation history that set safety standards for the country. View several vintage aircrafts being restored in the hanger. Hours: M-Th 10 am-4 pm

• Outdoor burning date delayed. Due to dry conditions and fire danger concerns, October 13 is the expected date to open the backyard burning season for most Lane County residents. For more information call LRAPA at 541-736-1056.

• Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel is nearing completion of the vintage carousel donated to the people of Cottage Grove. More money is needed immediately to complete the lights and murals. To help keep the project moving along, call Don Williams at 541-942-4752, Email or visit or Facebook page.

• Got your winning ticket in the annual Great Rotary Duck Race? The CG Family Relief Nursery will receive funding from the event. Get your tickets from local Rotarians and at participating businesses displaying the Duck Race logo. Virtual Race, Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6:20 pm on KEZI News. Info:

• VFW & Auxiliary Voice of Democracy Audio-Essay Competition seeks entries. Open to students in grades 9-12 to compete for up to $30,000 for college expenses. 2018 Theme: “Why My Vote Matters” Entries must be submitted to VFW Post no later than Oct.31. More info at: #scholarship #patriotism

• CG High School Student Council hosts Veterans Appreciation Lunch, Fri, Nov 9, 10:45 am, 1375 S. River Rd. Local veterans are invited to join students for lunch in the school cafeteria and be honored for their service to our country. Please call Lisa Thoms at 541-942-3391 with your RSVP or for more information on the event.

• Beds for Freezing Nights needs volunteers & financial support. This nonprofit all-volunteer organization provides City-certified emergency warming centers each winter from Nov 15 to Mar 31 that allows individuals & families to come in from the cold on subfreezing nights. A volunteer training is set for Saturday, Nov 3 from 10 am-1 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Third and Adams Ave. Cash is needed to cover liability insurance and supplies. To volunteer call Christine Moats at 541-521-8816. For more info on the program visit

• Relay for Life of South Lane County Recruitment Meetings, Friday, Oct. 12 & Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 6 pm at Stacy’s Covered Bridge Restaurant. If you or someone you love has been impacted by cancer, your help is needed to organize the 2019 Relay to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

• Eugene Soroptimists invite Cottage Grove area women to apply for the Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women Open to women who serve as the primary wage earners for their families and seek financial assistance to continue their education or receive training. Applications are available at, or by contacting Gale Smith at 541-514-1301 or send email at Application deadline: 11/15