August 2011

Amy Bowers “Homeless Sign Collection” gallery exhibit (a part of the Eugene Storefront Art Project). This show runs from August 1 – 31 at the Museum of Unfine Art and Record Store at 537 Willamette St. Eugene, OR 97401. They are open from 12pm to 6pm, Monday through Saturday.

September 2011

Harvest Festival for Human Rights

Saturday, September 24 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: 1175 G Street – Springfield, OR

Come for the fun and community atmosphere! We’ll have free hot food, a produce and dry foods giveaway, a clothing giveaway, art activities for kids, information tables, and live music by El Mariachi Herradura de Oro, Shyp Wreak, and Twisted River.

The Harvest Festival will bring people together as neighbors, and will offer a helping hand to those who are struggling. This free event will have something for everyone!

The fourth annual Harvest Festival is organized by the Springfield Shelter Rights Alliance (SSRA), which exists to improve conditions for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The SSRA is coordinated by Springfield Alliance for Equality and Respect (SAfER), a CALC program.

Harvest Festival Co-Sponsors:

City of Springfield

Springfield School District

First Church of the Nazarene

Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation

Lane Transit District

Amigos Immigrant Rights Advocacy Program

Lane County Human Services Commission

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship


Catholic Community Services

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Alice Catholic Church

Springfield Utility Board

First Baptist Church

Church of the Brethren

Willamalane Park and Recreation District


The Oregon Vagabond Basketball League meets every Tuesday from 12:00 p.m to 2:30 p.m. under the bridge in Washington-Jefferson Park. We are also doing a chess tournament at the same time along with the writing workshop.


Addiction Recovery Meetings are held every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the McNail-Riley House on the corner of 13th & Jefferson. Please be sober to attend.


You will find The Oregon Vagabond Vendors at the Eugene Saturday Market, which is open every Saturday, April through mid-November, Rain or Shine, 10 am – 5 pm, at 8th & Oak in downtown Eugene, Oregon. Be sure to say “Hi!” and get a copy of the latest issue.


You can also pick up a copy of the latest issue on the counter of the 76 Station at Willamette and 29th; there are homeless vendors distributing papers between The Kiva and the Public Library, as well as across from Cafe Zenon on Broadway, Kesey Square and East 13th near the U of O Bookstore.



August 2011

Bailey Ellis-Wiard, a local playwright and director, is producing her original play, “Shannon: based on a (maybe) true story” in the Blue Door Theater at LCC in August. The play is about homelessness in Eugene, and all of the proceeds are going to Sheltercare.

The dates are August 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14. Doors open at 7:30pm and curtain is at 8pm, except on the 7th and 14th which are matinees with doors at 1:30pm and curtain at 2pm.  Admission is by donation at the door.

July 2011

The following is from the Whiteaker Community Council: Wednesday July 13th – – General Membership meeting. Discussion of street/homeless camping in the Whiteaker neighborhood, and in Eugene in general. A discussion of Housing, Water, Hygiene (Restrooms/Porta-Potties) and homelessness issues.  All Whiteaker Community Council meetings are from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Whiteaker Community Center, on the corner of Clark and North Jackson. All meetings are open, and the public is invited to participate.

There’s going to be a meeting at the downtown public library to discuss problems between downtown business owners and the homeless population: Wendesday July 27 – – in the Bascom-Tykeson room at the Eugene Public Library, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM, hosted by the Downtown Neighborhood Association. Location: 100 West 10th Ave, Eugene.

June 2011

Free Food, Music and More!

When: Saturday, June 25

Where: Washington-Jefferson Park

The University Fellowship is sponsoring this event, but all are invited: Hamburgers hot off the grill, hot dogs, all the trimmings, chips, homemade cookies, live music, free haircuts, clothing and kids activities – it’s another fun day!  They get many good reports from the folks who are blessed by these events – they feel loved and listened to. For more information, contact David Robertson, Free People @ Free Phone: 541-461-1278 Cell: 541-579-9174.


Exhibition of “Signs” @ First Friday ArtWalk

When: Friday, June 3 · 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 174 W. Broadway – Eugene, OR

“Come check out an extensive collection of homeless signs, all found in the Eugene/Springfield area! This show will be part of the First Friday ArtWalk, a “free guided walking tour of downtown Eugene galleries and businesses. Includes something new each month! A unique way to experience the arts.”

This show is in collaboration with the Eugene Storefront Art Project, an awesome local organization which works to convert unused storefronts into exhibitions of local art.

This reception will also be a fundraiser for ShelterCare, an organization which works responsibly to serve the local homeless with families and/or mental illness, providing “a caring environment where people find hope and rebuild their lives.”

May 2011

FIRES OF CHANGE – A Benefit Fair

Benefits: All proceeds go directly to Wayfinders Teen Interfaith Rites Of Passage.
When: May 21, 2011, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Kesey Square (Willamette Plaza) – Eugene, Oregon

• Music
• Raffle
• Vendors
• Cake Walk
– Poetry Reading from top Poetry slam folks
• No entry fee
• Fire Dancers
• Crafts for children, ages 1-100

On May 21, beginning at 11 a.m., Wayfinders is putting on a fair to raise funds for trips, events, and materials for our projects. There will be vendors, music, a raffle, and other activities, including a peace talk, a Yoga class, face painting and craft making for the kids and poetry readings.

What is Wayfinders?
Wayfinders is a group geared towards youth (but adults are welcome), which teaches about the coming of age process in many different cultures and traditions, through writing, ceremony, speakers, and seasonal trips. Wayfinders is a collaboration of Many Hands Community and Peace Village Non-Profit Organization.



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