■ 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. Inventory of most blood types is now down to a less than 24-hour supply and hospital requests for blood are up 118 percent. 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 Reopens: Local genealogists are delighted with the reopening of their library in the renovated community center. Hours are Wednesday-Friday, 1-4 pm (as of Aug 4). 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), Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-4 pm
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
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: The plan is for all students to return to a full-day, full-week schedule this fall.
More 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.
■ SPECIAL EVENTS
FRI 10/29: Halloween Hootinanny! 3-6 pm, Bohemia Park, Walk-Thru Trick-or-Treat Event. The Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Cottage Grove and the City offer a safer environment for Trick or Treating in a socially distanced manner. Businesses & community organizations will provide treats to candy-hunting kids. The City staff annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest winners will be on display in the park.
FRI 10/29: Last Friday Art Walk, 6-8 pm, Historic Downtown District Wear a mask, enjoy a beautiful autumn evening and this Friday for the Art Walk (rain or shine). Opal Center is excited to present a special night with Michael Moloi. Originally from South Africa, Michael brings his unique Living Art show to CG.
FRI 10/29: 6th & Gibbs Church Community Movie Night, 7 pm, 522 E. Whiteaker Ave. Movie: Sonic the Hedgehog [2020 Comedy/Adventure rated PG] Free drinks & popcorn
SAT 10/30: 6th & Gibbs Church Second Annual Trunk or Treat, 4-6 pm The event features car trunks full of candy, games and free popcorn.
SAT 10/30: Great Western Pub Halloween Party, 9 pm, 802 E. Whiteaker Ave. Features costume contest with cash prizes.
SAT 10/30: South Valley Farmers Market, 10 am-2 pm, South 7th Street between Main & Washington Ave. An open air market, featuring small scale, sustainable, organically grown foods, family farms and hand-crafted products.(Last outdoor market for 2021. Winter Markets & Holiday Market will be in the Armory.)
SUN 10/31: Magnolia Gardens Senior Living Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat, 6-8 pm, 1425 Daugherty Ave. Costumed residents invite trick-or-treaters to drive by show off your costume & receive a goodie bag.
SAT 10/30: Axe & Fiddle Halloween Dance Party & Costume Contest, 8:30 pm, 657 E. Main St. DJ Al Go Rhythm provides the music. Free admission
Coast Fork Brewing This Week, 106 S. 6th St, 541.942.8770 Family & Pet Friendly venue, No Cover Charge More info at: www.coastforkbrewing.com
TUE 10/26: Trivia Tuesday with Gerald Teams up to six welcome, 6:30-7:30 pm
WED 10/27: Acoustic Jam with Gregg Biller, 6-7:30 pm
SAT 10/30: Halloween “Mask-erade” Party, 5-10 pm features The Huckleberrys (Halloween Americana music) Come dressed as your favorite fantasy character – Prizes for best costumes. Specials, music, dancing, a night of fun and play!
Covered Bridge Brewing Weekly Events, 926 E. Main St., 541.649-1419 Family & Pet Friendly venue More info at: www.coveredbridgebrewinggroup.com
TUE 10/19: Karaoke Night with Breezy Bee Entertainment, 6-9 pm
THU 10/21: Trivia Night, 6-8 pm Test your knowledge with trivia hosted by Elliot Martinez. Teams up to 6 people. Absolutely no phones! Prizes include Covered Bridge Brewing Group gift cards and other goodies.
SAT 10/30: Halloween Party, 5-10 pm, 926 E. Main St. Wing-Eating Contest, Costume Contest & more... Evening features two bands: Aliens & Owls (7-8 pm) and One Dollar Check (8-10 pm), $10 Cover Chg
■ 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.