■ 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.
Lane-Douglas Connector Bus Service connecting Eugene & Roseburg offers public, accessible transportation to veterans and the public in rural communities for better access to healthcare services and shopping opportunities. HOURS: Tuesdays & Thursdays between 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. STOPS: Roseburg - V.A. Hospital, Drain - Ray’s Food Place, Cottage Grove - Walmart & PeaceHealth Medical Center & Eugene - V.A. Clinic. For an introductory period, service will be free to the general public. LDC is an Umpqua Public Transportation District service operated by South Lane Wheels. For more information or to schedule a ride, call UPTD dispatch toll-free (888) 232-8121.
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.
"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.
Please Shop Local and give a much needed economic injection into the bank account of our local business owners and heal the financial pain COVID-19 inflicted upon them.
Online Shoppers can support local nonprofits on Amazon Smile! Go to www.smile.amazon.com and choose an organization. Every time you buy a qualifying item, the organization gets free money. There are a lot of local places on the list- just make sure you find Cottage Grove, OR (not TN, WI, or MN)
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.
City of Cottage Grove Website New Address: To increase online security, in 2021, city staff is changing its website address from cottagegrove.org to www.cottagegroveor.gov
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.
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), Tours offered by appointment. 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 Ken at 503-318-8915 or Chris at 541-914-5937.
WEEKLY BINGO GAMES Food & drinks available for purchase at each venue.
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, Temporarily meeting at VFW Post Cards: 50-cents. Payout is 80% 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 80% 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
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
■ CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
LCC Cottage Grove Center: For class information call 541.463.4202 or visit: www.lanecc.edu/cottagegrove
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
Singing Creek Educational Center: SCEC is a local nonprofit providing historically-based learning for kids aged 6 and up. History Homeschool is online this Fall with stories, 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: email@example.com. Website: https://www.singingcreekcenter.org
Lane County 4-H Enrollment Open to youth 4th Grade thru 19-year-olds. For more information and enrollment forms go to: www.extension.oregonstate.edu/4h/lane/get-involved.
Local Weekday Youth Program: Mondays 6:30-8 pm: Living Faith Assembly Royal Rangers is a faith-based scouting program for youth K-12 at 467 S. 10th St. Call 541.942.2612 for more information.
Wednesdays 6:30-8 pm Cottage Grove Bible Church AWANA at 1200 E. Quincy Ave. offers a fun program for children, ages 3 years through 6th grade, that includes games, Bible memory, refreshments and Bible lessons. Call 541.942.4771 for more information.
■ COMMUNITY MEALS & FOOD GIVEAWAYS:
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
TUESDAY & THURSDAY:
Trinity Lutheran Church, 5:15-6:15 pm (Doors open at 5 pm) FREE, Sixth & Quincy Ave. Take Out Only
Café 60 Senior Meals, Noon, 925 W. Main St. Take Out only available.
Meals on Wheels Home Deliveries Call 541.682.3353 for information on the program
Hope in The Grove Baptist Church, 5:30-6:30 pm, 77820 Mosby Creek Rd. Free To-Go Meals
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 $7/plate
Second Friday Menu: Chef's Choice
Third Friday Menu: Steak (cooked to order), Baked Potato, Green Beans, Salad & Dessert $10/plate
Fourth Friday Menu: Fish Fry (cod or talapia) Fries, Coleslaw Prices vary
VFW Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast 8-10 am, VFW Hall, 3160 Hillside Dr. Cost: $5 Menu: Biscuits & Gravy with Sausage Links
Soup's On, 4:30-6 pm, ROP Building, 632 E. Main St. (former Healing Matrix Bldg). Free to-go meal. Pet food & fresh produce also provided. Site is wheelchair accessible.
■ VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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. Shop's Winter Hours 10 am-4 pm
Community Sharing Pantry Front Counter & Food Box Delivery Drivers For additional information contact Glenn Trujillo Pantry Manager at 541-942-2176 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cottage Grove Community Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary Please visit the Front Desk Monday-Friday between 8:30 am -3:30 pm for an application.
Genealogical Library needs volunteers to assist visitors seeking information on specific people. Hours: Wed-Fri, 1-4pm. For more information call 541.942.9570.
Community Shower Trailer needs volunteers to expand its availability during the week. For more information call Community Coordinator Teresa Cowan at 541-942-1185 ext 2.