■ COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Give Blood & Save a Life! The blood supply in our county has remained critically low since the onset of the coronavirus. Recent confusion over eligibility is having a significant impact on our regional blood supply. To schedule your donation, visit www.schedule.bloodworksnw.org or call 800-398-7888.
Wipes Clog Pipes: It is very important that city residents hooked to the City sewer system not flush items down the toilet that don’t belong in the sanitary sewer system. The wastewater treatment plant is designed to treat pee, poop, and toilet paper only. Do not flush paper towels, tissues, disinfectant wipes, diapers, baby wipes, fats, grease and or oils even if they are marketed as flushable. By not flushing items that can’t be treated it will ensure the sewer treatment plant can operate as designed and meet DEQ requirements.
Cottage Grove Mutual Aid Hotline Are you looking for help and want to know what programs and services are available to assist you? Call or text 541.649.2460 or email CottageGroveCommunityCares@gmail.com to get connected to a volunteer who can help.
Homeshare Oregon A statewide nonprofit organization that matches people seeking housing with homeowners wanting some extra income. Lane County Homeshare Representative Judy Smith says the goal is to facilitate home sharing with compatible, stable, safe people. Contact info: www.homeshareoregon.org or call 503.862.3296.
“Humane Hero Award” is a community recognition for a person or business owner who has made a positive difference in an animal’s life or environment. The Humane Society of Cottage Grove (HSCG), created the award and seek nominations for it. Send name and contact information to HSCG411@gmail.com. HSCG volunteers will also be on the lookout for acts of kindness towards animals.
Spay & Neuter Your Pets! The Humane Society of Cottage Grove’s This & That Corner Thrift Shop at 33 N. 8th St. is open Monday-Saturday from 10 am-4 pm. All sales benefit animals in our community. HSCG offers discount spay & neuter coupons, which are accepted at veterinary clinics in CG & Creswell.
Low Income Rural Home Repair Loans Available from Lane County and managed by St. Vincent de Paul. The loan can be used for roofs, foundations, dry rot, plumbing, siding, heating systems, windows, doors, insulation, paint, and much more. For more information please contact Andy Clay at (541) 743-7128.
Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am to 5 pm
Free Showers Wednesdays: The City of Cottage Grove and Community Sharing offer free showers at Community Sharing, 1440 Birch Avenue, every Wednesday from 11 am- 3 pm. If you’re interested in learning more about the Mobile Shower program or have an interest in volunteering, contact Community Coordinator Teresa Cowan at 541-942-1185 ext 2.
Calling all CG High School Football Alumni! Go to Cottage Grove HS Football Facebook Page and reconnect!
Genealogical Society Library: Local genealogists can help you along your journey to discover your family’s ancestors. The library is located in the CG Community Center. Hours are Wednesday-Friday, 1-4 pm. Volunteer opportunities are available. For more information call 541.942.9570.
To find out the latest information on COVID-19 Vaccinations visit: www.covidvaccine.oregon.gov
■ ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Bohemia Gold Mining Museum, 308 S. 10th St. (Red Barn across from Bohemia Park), Fridays & Saturdays, 1-4 pm
CG Historical Museum, Birch Avenue & H Street, Saturdays & Sundays, 1-4 pm
Oregon Aviation Museum, 2475 Jim Wright Way (across from Cottage Theatre), Hours: Tuesdays through Fridays 10am to 4pm Call 541.613.0399 to schedule one.
Pickleball Anyone? Open play Pickleball every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9 am- Noon-ish at the Coiner Park Tennis Courts, Free activity all are welcome. For more info call Chris at 541-914-5937.
WEEKLY BINGO GAMES Food & drinks available for purchase at each venue.
MON: Senior Center Bingo, 12:30 pm, CG Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs Ave.
WED: Elks Bingo, Elks Lodge, 775 N. River Rd. Doors & Lounge open at 5 pm. Early Bird Bingo begins at 6:30 pm, (packs $3 for first & $1 for additional packs per person). Regular games begin at 7 pm (first packs $5 and $9 for additional packs).
FRI: American Legion Post 32, 5-7 pm, 826 W. Main St. Cards: 50-cents. Payout is 75% per game
SAT: VFW Post 3473, 3-5 pm, 3160 Hillside Dr. Cards: 50-cents Dabbers available to use or buy. No bills over $20 accepted. Payout is 75% per game
Visit the websites of these local entertainment venues for current information:
Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main St. 541.942.5942 Website: www.axeandfiddle.com
Coast Fork Brewing, 106 S. 6th St, 541.942.8770 Website: www.coastforkbrewing.com
Covered Bridge Brewing Group, 926 E. Main St., 541.649-1419 Website: www.coveredbridgebrewinggroup.com
Saginaw Vineyard, 80247 Delight Valley School Rd. For more info call 541-942-1364 or visit www.sagniawvineyard.com
Are you a Trivia Buff? Experts say playing trivia games can provide a dopamine rush much like gambling, without the negative effects. It can be quite satisfying, it doesn’t have many downsides, you get to pick a cool name for your team (up to 6 members), you have fun while improve your mental health and most importantly – you win prizes! Here are the local weekly games in The Grove:
Tuesday: Coastfork Brewing from 6:30-7:30 pm, 106 S. Sixth Street, Host Gerald Santana
Thursday: Covered Bridge Brewing Group from 6-8 pm, 926 E. Main St. Host Elliot Martinez
CG Public Library Weekly Activities
▪ TUE Ukulele Club, 10 am
Free Classic Movie, 1 pm (First Tuesday)
▪ WED Lego Club (for kids), 2:30 pm (First Wednesday)
Crafternoon, 2:30 pm (Fourth Wednesday)
▪ THU Baby Laptime, 10:30 am
Book Club (Adult), 4:30 pm (Third Thursday)
▪ SAT Preschool Storytime, 10:30 am
Cottage Theatre Update
The ACT III Remodel Projct is complete! New, more comfortable seats. A great view of the entire stage
no matter where you’re sitting. Improved sound clarity and balance thanks to new acoustic panels. A better Assistive Listening System including a hearing loop. Updated lobby with new restrooms
(and touchless fixtures!)
Purchase tickets online at ww.cottagetheatre.org or call 541.942.8001
CT 2023 Season Plays
February 3-19 You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
April 7-30 Big Fish
June 9-29 The Book of Will
August 11-27 The Game’s Afoot
October 6-29 The Producers
December 1-23 Elf: The Musical
■ CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
South Lane School District Update: Detailed info is posted on the School District website and social media platforms: Webpage: www.slane.k12.or.us; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/southlaneSD/ Instagram: @southlane_sd & Twitter: @southlane_sd
LCC Cottage Grove Center: For class information call 541.463.4202 or visit: www.lanecc.edu/cottagegrove
Singing Creek Educational Center: SCEC is a local nonprofit providing historically-based learning for kids aged 6 and up. History Homeschool provides sories, games, worksheets, videos and recipes for you and your child to do at home. Cost is only $15 per session per child. For more information send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: https://www.singingcreekcenter.org
Celebrate Recovery, Thursday, 6 pm, Calvary Chapel, 1447 Hwy 99N CR is a Christian-based recovery program for any hurt, habit, or hang up that is based on 8 Principles & 12 Steps. A soup dinner is served at 6:15 pm and the large group begins at 7. For more information call 541.554.8135.
AlAnon Meeting: Saturdays, 7 pm, Sinclair Room, Cottage Grove City Hall, 400 East Main St. “Courage to Change” is an open meeting that welcomes visitors or people who are curious about AlAnon. It is a 12-step group for family members and friends of alcoholics/addicts offering mutual support and a design for living in spite of what the alcoholic may or may not do. For more information call Saunders at 541-255-7648.
Improv Class, Sundays, 6-8 pm, Opal Center, 513 E. Main St. Instructors Howard & Andrea Hummel share decades of theatrical experience with class participants. Improvisational acting is fun, creative and fosters friendships in a safe and inclusive environment that generates lots of laughs. For more info call Opal Center 541-623-0513.
■ COMMUNITY MEALS & FOOD GIVEAWAYS:
MONDAY – FRIDAY: Community Sharing Food Boxes Available on Monday, 1:30-6 pm; Tue-Fri, 11 am-3:30 pm, 1440 Birch Ave. The number of food boxes offered has increased. For eligibility requirements call 541.942.2176
THIRD MONDAYS: Seventh-Day Adventist Produce & More Giveaway, 1-3 pm, 820 S. 10th St. Walk-ups welcome. No qualification requirement. To reserve a box: text or call Judy at 541.228.5401
TUESDAY & THURSDAY: Trinity Lutheran Church, 5:15-6:15 pm (Doors open at 5 pm) FREE, Sixth & Quincy Ave. Take Out Only
TUE/WED/THU: Café 60 Senior Meals, Noon, CG Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs Ave. Take Out only available. Meals on Wheels Home Deliveries Call 541.682.3353 for information on the program
FRIDAY: Elks Club Friday Night Dinners, 5-7 pm, 755 N. River Rd.
First Friday Menu: Chicken Fried Steak, Salad, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Corn & Vanilla Ice Cream $8/plate
Second Friday Menu: Pulled Pork Sandwich with baked beans and coleslaw $8/plate
Third Friday Menu: Steak (cooked to order), Baked Potato, Green Beans, Salad & Dessert $12/plate
Fourth Friday Menu: Fish Fry (cod or talapia) Fries, Coleslaw Prices vary
First Sunday: Veterans of Foreign Wars Full Breakfast Menu: Eggs (cooked to order), sausage, pancakes or French toast, coffee or hot tea Cost: $8 OR Biscuits & gravy and sausage, coffee or hot tea Cost: $5
Fourth Sunday: Elks Lodge Breakfast: Full Breakfast includes pancakes or French toast, sausage, biscuits & gravy, eggs (cooked to order), juice, coffee or hot tea Cost: $8
■ VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
▪ Beds for Freezing Nights needs hosts for its three shifts when activated at OLPH Catholic Church or First Presbyterian Church on freezing nights. Shifts are: 6-10 pm, 10 pm-2 am, & 2-6 am. For more information call Michelle at 541.953.7163.
▪ Community Shower Trailer needs volunteers to expand its availability during the week. For more information call Community Coordinator Teresa at 541-942-1185 ext 2.
▪ Community Sharing Pantry Front Counter For additional information call 541.942.2176
▪ Cottage Theatre needs ushers, set painters, office helpers, and more. Visit www.cottagetheatre.org or call 541-942-8001.
▪ Genealogical Library needs volunteers to assist visitors seeking information on specific people. Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 1-4 pm. For more information call 541.942.9570.
▪ Humane Society Thrift Store needs volunteers to help staff the This-N-That store at 33 N. 8th St. If you love animals and you’re a people person, stop by and pick up an application.
▪ CG Hospital & Clinic 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 help portioning, packing & delivering meals. Call Melisa at 541-682-1366 for more information.
▪ Opal Center for Arts & Education needs variety of volunteers. More info: www.opalcentercg.org
▪ Rapid Access Network (RAN) needs Community Responders. They receive messages to provide quick intervention for our community members who need immediate help. Requests could be for shoes, clothes, personal care products, etc. To sign up visit: www.15thnight.org/cg-volunteer-form Questions? Call 541.942.1185
▪ CG Senior Center needs volunteers to serve as hosts. Call 541.942.8751 for details.