1 Foster and Adoptive Parent Association of Lane County October 2009 When we think about FAMILY, it may bring a variety of feelings to mind. Warm & cozy, LOVE, support and unconditional acceptance. But what if it’s not that side, what if it’s sadness, pain or even rejection. We all have a few pieces of our families that can exist on either side of this huge mountain that we call our family. Some of us were called to be a family that is not the “traditional” kind. Called to love a child that may not be the kind you invite to dinner or ask anyone to babysit for a few hours break. Maybe it’s not just the challenging child, maybe it’s just the sheer numbers you may be up too. Why do we do it? Could we possibly love each of them the way that they need? What if your bio children are changed forever because of the exposure? (I know my bio children are changed for life, thank God!!!). We find our lives being separated from once close family members or friends, to follow our “vision” path that has been laid in front of us. Well, I want to introduce another FAMILY, a family of foster parents aligned with each other; bearing each other’s burdens, helping each other through the tough times, maybe just answering a question that is pressing. When you do what we do, foster or adopt, we have to lean on those who have gone before us by looking at the direction of the path that they have already made. That is a “vision”, a goal that I have set forth to achieve; to support as many of you as we can!!! We all do things different. We parent differently, spend differently, prioritize differently and even play differently. However, we are bound together by one common thread; the children we LOVE to LOVE. I am so proud of what each of you do daily and unseen. I know, and am so very thankful, that you are a part of the Foster and Adoptive System. Sometimes we can lose focus on our vision..THE CHILDREN. It’s never easy but WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!!! Anytime! 2 The FAAPA has worked very hard this past 2 months creating an amazing website… faapalane.org. We have added a forms tab for almost all of our needed, monthly forms. We also have contact information for any emergent needs that may arise as well as emergency numbers for the Crisis Line, resource pages, upcoming events, local and internet trainings and even a tab for our monthly newsletters. Please check it out and give us some feedback as we are daily changing and adding things to better support YOU! As the fall months come flying in, we have a few HUGE EVENTS coming up: On October 15th we have our annual Pumpkin Patch. It has changed locations this year to Johnsons Farms. It is one of our favorite events and Junior League is putting it on for us again this year!! On December 12th we have our Annual FAAPA Christmas Party. It will be at the Regional Sports Center in Springfield once again this year. Details to follow!! I pray that each of you are warm, cozy and supported. I hope that the hot chocolate and your favorite chili recipe are both well utilized in your homes. For those hard days, give us a call..WE are HERE for you!! Proud to be your President, Tammy Hadley firstname.lastname@example.org (541)729-6309 The 2nd Ever Teen Night put on by Junior League. Date: October 8, 2009 (Thursday night) Time: 9:00-11:00 Location: Strike City Bowling 1170 Highway 99 N. Eugene, OR 97402 Additional info: Each teen is allowed to bring 2 friends. ONLY TEENS ALLOWED AT THIS EVENT THE ANNUAL PUMPKIN PATCH Junior League of Eugene’s HARVEST FESTIVAL has been updated! Date: October 15th Time: 3PM – 6PM Location: Johnson’s Farms 89733 Armitage Rd. Eugene, OR RSVP by calling Chris Sterling at 541-349-4463 3 Thank you to a few of our amazing community partners, Maryanne with OFSN and Tammy Rios with All Aboard Baby (911 River Rd.) for the great clothing donations this last month. We had a wonderful turnout at our FAAPA Monthly Meeting which included the Clothing Drive. Many families were blessed with slightly used clothes just in time for the winter. We will try to do a clothing exchange on a quarterly basis, where you’re able to bring your gently used clothes for exchange at our monthly FAAPA meetings (3rd Monday of the month at Chad Dr. DHS 7pm). FAAPA really feels that this may lesson the strain that the economy is putting on each of us. Please support All Aboard Baby by stopping by and thanking Tammy Rios for her continued donations of the children's clothes! We would also like to thank Leah Skipworth with Oregon PTI for the wonderful training she provided us with at our meeting. The topic was autism and ADD/ADHD. Thank you for traveling to us and sharing your vast knowledge with us! Thank you to All Aboard Baby And Beyond for your continuous donations and support! If you want to donate to foster children through All Aboard Baby, please contact Tammy Rios at (541) 505-8185 Or drop off donations at: 911 River Road, Eugene, OR 97404 HELPFUL CONTACTS CASA Clothes Closet/ equipment 174 Deadmond Ferry Road. Springfield, call first: 984-3130 Clothes Closet- West Eugene Family Center- Call the SSA’s at West 686-7722, Libby Forsberg- x272, Dan Plaster-x242 or Twyla Pew-x301 www.oregon.gov/dhs - Department of Human Services Website WWW .DHS.STATE.OR.US/POLICY/CHILDWELFARE/CROSS_INDEX.HTM WILL TAKE YOU TO POLICY FOR CERTIFICATION; THE 2ND INDEX, (RESOURCE MANAGEMENT INDEX) CONTAINS THE CERTIFICATION RULES, BOTH FOR FOSTER PARENTS AND THE DEPARTMENT. http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/children/fostercare/rates/#principles http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/children/fostercare/rates/faq.pdf takes you to Frequently Asked Questions www.cwpsalem.pdx.edu/netlink - Netlink Child Welfare Partnership www.fosterparentcollege.com - Foster Parent College (credits available thru Chris Sterling) www.head-start.lane.or.us/ or 747-2425 Head Start www.reliefnursery.org the Relief Nursery Inc. 343-9706 4 Remember: Call Heather Allen if you have issues or questions regarding regular foster care payments or if you are interested in direct deposit information – 349-4493 Call Rebecca Hansen if you have a child on psychotropic medications – 686-7722 ext 360 Call your child’s caseworker for mileage reimbursements, special rates and personal care. Call Holly Steer at 349-4458 or email at email@example.com if you want this newsletter in a different format, or if you want on or off the distribution list. Call Tammie Harris at 349-4459 or email at Tammie.firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to register for a class. Call Mary Echols at 349-4322 or email at email@example.com regarding medical card or provider (medical or dental). Call or email Chris Sterling at 349-4463 or Christina.firstname.lastname@example.org for specific training. Our hard to place unit is recruiting foster parents! We have a support group that is meeting the third Wednesday of every month. Our next meeting will be October 21st @ 6pm Location: Camas room at 1899 Willamette. Come see what it’s all about. Call Sydney Shuler @ 349-4488 or Chris Sterling @ 349-4463. 5 OUR WEBSITE HAS BEEN UPDATED! FIND US AT faapalane.org Our site now includes the following “tabs” of information: - About Us - FAAPA Events - Trainings (internet and in-person) - “Fun In Your Community” - Every Monthly Newsletter (archives as well) - Forms (medication logs, new parent packets, direct deposit, etc.) - Support Networking - Resources - DHS Resources - Meet The Board - Contact Information The newsletter, in full color, will be posted there for your viewing on a monthly basis. Rather than receive an attachment every month, filling up your email box, you will get a reminder when the newsletter is ready and a link to the website. This website is a work in progress so please cruise it as we make changes and always email me with any suggestions or concerns you may have! email@example.com If you are currently receiving this newsletter via regular mail, and have an email address, please let us know if you would like to receive communications quicker and in full color/with more information. We are limited in what can be sent out via mail and unfortunately, we know there are more of you out there that might want to be reached via email. Send me a quick email with the following information in the body: I give my permission for the FAAPA to send the newsletter and other updates/information as seen as imperative by the FAAPA. Or…… I give my permission for the FAAPA to send me the newsletter notification only. In my new role as a board member, I hope to use my passion for outreach and our foster/adoptive community to welcome and invite you to be supported, have a voice, and plug in to all of the fun! If you are interested in joining the FAAPA, or just need support, please email or call me! Brigette Sherman firstname.lastname@example.org 541-505-7804 or cell 623-204-3654 A QUICK NOTE REGARDING THE NEWSLETTER… due to issues with Post Office specifications, the newsletter had to be reduced in size to send by mail, significantly and 6 GOODWILL VOUCHER PROGRAM TO BENEFIT DHS FOSTER FAMILIES Goodwill has once again come through to help foster parents through its Good Samaritan Program. Here's how it works: Drop off your used-goods donations at any Goodwill Industries of Lane and South Coast County's Donation Centers. Tell the attendant how much the donation weighs and that the donation is designated for the "DHS Foster Care Program." You will receive a receipt for tax purposes. Your donation will be recorded and sent to the Goodwill administration office. Donations can be gently used items such as clothing, shoes, housewares, dishes, utensils, books or small electrical items. (Furniture and large items are not included.) For every 200 pounds of donations dropped off at Goodwill Industries of Lane and South Coast County's Donation Centers, a $10.00 voucher will be issued to DHS. Foster parents can request vouchers by calling their certifier. They will be issued on the basis of economic need and are to be used for items for foster children. If you have questions, please call Ashley Herbert at 349-4465. Foster Parent Resource Closet: West Eugene Family Center We have clothes, shoes and various articles for foster kids. You can call the SSAs at the West Eugene Family Center and arrange a time to come by, or just stop by and ask for us at reception. 686-7722, Libby Forsberg- x272, Dan Plaster-x242 or Twyla Pew-x301 Support Groups Cottage Grove: The Cottage Grove Support Group is meeting on a monthly basis. Please call Penelope Pilling at 767-0066 if you are interested in attending this group and to find out the date, time, and location of the next group. Elmira/Veneta: Theresa Donovan wants to get the support group up and going again. Please call her at 935-4278 and give her days of week and times that will work for you. Florence: The Florence support group is still on hold. If anyone would like to get the support group in Florence up and running again, please call Mark Stern at 349-4480. Junction City: This Junction City Support Group meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month at 9:30 AM at the home of Shay Crabtree, 723 Kalmia, Junction City. Please call her at 520-4521 if you plan to attend or would like more information. Eugene-Springfield & Newer Foster Parent Support Group: This group will meet on Wednesday, July 8th from 12:00 noon to 1:30 PM at Papa's Pizza, 4011 Main Street, Springfield. For more information, call Tiffany Olsen at 744-7977. You are encouraged to attend the support groups, open to all foster parents. It is a great opportunity to meet other foster parents and to get ideas and support. Also, you will receive TRAINING CREDIT. 7 OREGON FAMILY SUPPORT NETWORK (OFSN) Oregon Family Support Network is a family run organization. Our mission is “Families supporting families throughout Oregon, who have children and adolescents with mental, emotional, behavioral, or related disorders”. We honor and support family and youth voice, involvement, leaders. We are family and youth centered and driven. Services Include: Family Support groups, family fun activities, peer support and coaching, training and advocacy, education and outreach, warm-line, referrals and newsletter. Youth programs include: Youth Peer Support Groups and Youth Leadership Committee. Call 541-342-2876 in Lane County for more information or to receive our monthly newsletter. Check out our website for a ton of great information. www.ofsn.org. Below is a perfect example of training they provide/coordinate….. My Child’s Life Care Notebook and Organizer As you care for your child, you get paperwork, forms, letters and other items that you may not know where/if to keep or how to use them. This life care notebook and organizer is intended to help you keep and share information with others who are family members, Free Childcare child care providers, natural supports, and education and Provided and Free health/mental health care team members. Notebooks! When: October 9, 2009 6:00pm-8:00pm RESERVATIONS Where: Child Center Conference Room REQUIRED – Call 3995 Marcola Road Springfield Or 97477 Maryann at OFSN Training provided by: Mary Halvorson 541-342-2876 All Special Education/Special Needs Parents are Welcome! Hosted by OFSN Nov. 13th, 6:00-8:00 3995 Marcola Rd. Springfield, 97477 8 Oregon PTI is the statewide parent training and information center serving parents of children with disabilities (0-26) in the special education system. Statewide Special Education Helpline: 888-891-6784. Helpline hours: Mon-Fri. 9:00-3:00 Other contact info: Leah Skipworth Capitol and Mid-Willamette Regional Trainer Oregon Parent Training and Information Center 541-791-4415 email@example.com Ophelia’s Place Is a resource & support center for girls ages 10-18. It is our goal to empower young women to make healthy, informed decisions about their many important life choices. We offer support groups, a positive environment for girls, resource information, and a listening ear for any concerns or questions girls may have. Drop-in hours for girls are Monday—Friday, 3– 6 PM. Drop Drop-in Services: Drop-in hours are from 3-6 PM. We welcome all girls ages 10-18 to drop in anytime between 3-6 PM to relax, read, chat, ask questions, or explore resources. You’ll have access to adult support and referrals, computers, and our libraries. Examples of workshops and events offered by Ophelia’s Place include: Healing Yoga Bike Maintenance Workshop Mountain Bike Trip Making Money, Keeping Money! Young Women’s Self-Defense Nourish Yourself Workshop Series Holiday Spa Day Go to their website for full details, calendar and registration information! www.opheliasplace.net 9 FREE ITEMS FOR YOUR FAMILY If you are looking for larger items, Tammy may be a good resource. Currently she has to offer: 1 Bunk bed set (no mattresses) 2 Beautiful “like new” white cribs with mattresses 1 Toddler bed with mattress 1 Baby tub 3-5 point harness car seat HURRY BEFORE THEY ARE TAKEN!!!!!! We are always looking for: Bunk beds, loft beds, mattresses in good condition in all sizes, dressers and baby gates. If you either have or need larger items, contact Tammy Hadley at 729-6309 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tammy would like to begin an email based resource group for larger items. If you are interested in being in this group please email her with your needs or goods to offer. A free respite childcare center for foster children What: ACP is a community wide effort that includes Relief Nursery, Junior League of Eugene, First Congregational Church, & DHS. It is an opportunity for foster children to have therapeutic play with a high staff ratio. It is also a chance for you, as a foster parent, to have a break… Who: Any foster child age 6 weeks to 6 years old who would benefit from socialization and developmental learning opportunities. *If a foster child in your home is attending, your biological and/or adopted children are also invited to attend. When: Tuesdays 2-5 p.m., Thursdays 9 am- Noon & 2-5 p.m. Where: First Congregational Church: 1050 E. 23rd, Eugene (Enter at the lower parking lot through the playground area at 24th & Harris) How: Contact Jenn Doerr (ACP Director) at 953-6909 or your case worker. 10 COMPUTERS FOR TEENS The Foster and Adoptive Parent Association has created an ongoing pilot program to acquire new computers to be donated to foster children in Lane County. We are accepting applications from foster children of High School age who would use the computer to further their success in life (i.e. support learning, overcoming medical issues, helping to graduate or get into college or post-high school training). The goal is to assist children who are working hard to be successful, but who are not able to afford to purchase a computer on their own. To apply, please complete the form below (or hand write it) and send it to email@example.com The applicants’ foster parents will be responsible to ensure that the computers will be properly used, but the recipients computers will have their names permanently marked on them since the computers will be their personal property. If you have any questions regarding this program please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org APPLICATION FORM Name: Age: Address: Phone number: Essay question: Tell us how you would use a new laptop computer or netbook to help you be successful in life. 11 11/05 EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS OF CHILDREN 9 AM TO 12 PM WILLAMETTE ST. DHS (CAMAS ROOM) 11/06 FASD101: CHILDREN WITH FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER 6:00 – 9:00 PM WILLAMETTE ST DHS This class will cover the symptomology of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and other Alcohol Related Neurological Defects. In addition, approaches to assisting and advocating for children will be covered, with practical suggestions for living and working with these children. 11/18 CPR & FIRST AID 6-9:30 PM WILLAMETTE ST. DHS To register, please call Tammie Harris at 349-4459 or 686-7555 ext. 4459 or email Tammie.email@example.com **************Please also note that there are a variety of Foster Parent College Classes available. The cost is normally $20, however, if you contact Chris Sterling to register, DHS will cover the cost. Contact Chris or go to the website www.fosterparentcollege.com for a complete listing of offerings. ************** 12 INTERNET TRAININGS (see website for full descriptions faapalane.org) NetLink: Making the Most of Caseworker 30-Day Visits Sandra McIlhenny Learn what is most important to cover, what caseworkers are taught to discuss, who they have to talk to and how to provide them with information that ensures safety, permanency and well being for children. 3 Hours 5:45 - 9:00 pm, log on at 5:45 - 6:00 - Tuesday, October 27 From your home computer or at your local Child Welfare office Registration: https://dhslearn.hr.state.or.us NetLink: Child Development Jennifer Scholes MA This course will provide general information regarding normal child development from infancy through adolescence. 3 Hours 8:30 am - 12:00 noon, log on at 8:30 - 9:00 - Thursday, October 29 From your home computer or at your local Child Welfare office Registration: https://dhslearn.hr.state.or.us NetLink: Transiciones: Moviendo Niños Con Sensitividad Kris Villanueva Kris va a enseñar a los participantes conceptos importantes que ayudan a reducir y aliviar el dolor emocional que sufren los niños cuando se trasladan de la familia biológica a la casa de familia de crianza, de una familia de crianza a un hogar adoptivo, o de una familia de crianza de regreso a su familia biológica. 3 Hours 5:45 - 9:00 pm, log on at 5:45 - 6:00 - Thursday, November 19 From your home computer or at your local Child Welfare office Registration: https://dhslearn.hr.state.or.us NetLink: Transitioning Children with Sensitivity Sandra McIlhenny This course demonstrates the importance of planful, sensitive transition plans for both children and the people who care for them. 3 Hours 8:30 am - 12:00 noon log on at 8:30 - 9:00 - Thursday, November 19 From your home computer or at your local Child Welfare office Registration: https://dhslearn.hr.state.or.us 13 2009/2010 Foundations Training For Caregivers: Eugene Site Tuesday evening Classes 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. DHS Child Welfare/Camas Room 1899 Will amette St., Eugene, OR 97401 Session & Topic Session 1: Introduction to Foundations Training for Caregivers Aug 04 Oct 06 Dec 08 Feb 09 Session 2: The Importance of Birth Famili es Aug 11 Oct 13 Dec 15 Feb 16 Session 3: Chi ld Development and the Impact of Abuse Aug 18 Oct 20 Dec 22 Feb 23 Session 4: Sexual Abuse Aug 25 Oct 27 Dec 29 Mar 02 Session 5: Behavior Management Sep 01 Nov 03 Jan 05 Mar 09 Session 6: Valui ng the Child's Heritage Sep 08 Nov 10 Jan 12 Mar 16 Session 7: Working wi th the Child's Family Sep 15 Nov 17 Jan 19 Mar 23 Session 8: Next Steps 8a: Next Steps for Foster Parents 8b: Next Steps for Relative Providers 8c: Next Steps for Prospecti ve Adoptive Parents Sep 22 Nov 24 Jan 26 Mar 30 Session 9: Infants in Foster Care~ Basi c Princi ples Sep 29 Dec 01 Feb 02 Apr 06 2009/2010 Foundations Training For Caregivers: Eugene Site Friday Morning Classes 9:00 am- noon DHS Child Welfare/Camas Room 1899 Willamette St., Eugene, OR 97401 Session & Topic Session 1: Introduction to Foundations Training for Caregivers Jun 26 Aug 28 Oct 30 Session 2: The Importance of Birth Families Jul 23 Sep 04 Nov 06 Session 3: Child Development and the Impact of Abuse Jul 10 Sep 11 Nov 13 Session 4: Sexual Abuse Jul 17 Sep 18 Nov 20 Session 5: Behavior Management Thursd ay Jul 24 Sep 25 Dec 03 Session 6: Valuing the Child's Heritage Jul 31 Oct 02 Dec 04 Session 7: Working with the Child's Family Aug 07 Oct 09 Dec 11 Session 8: Next Steps 8a: Next Steps for Foster Parents 8b: Next Steps for Relative Providers Th ursday 8c: Next Steps for Prospective Adoptive Parents Aug 14 Oct 15 Dec 18 Session 9: Infants in Foster Care~ Basic Principles Aug 21 Oct 23 Jan 08 14 2009/2010 Foundations Training For Caregivers: Florence Site Monday evening Classes 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. DHS Child Welfare 3180 Hwy. 101 N., Florence, OR 97439 Session & Topic Session 1: Introduction to Foundations Training for Caregivers Aug 24 Nov 09 Jan 11 Mar 29 Session 2: The Importance of Birth Families Aug 31 Nov 16 Jan 25 Apr 05 Session 3: Child Development and the Impact of Abuse Sep 14 Nov 23 Feb 01 Apr 12 Session 4: Sexual Abuse Sep 28 Nov 30 Feb 08 Apr 19 Session 5: Behavior Management Oct 05 Dec 07 Feb 22 Apr 26 Session 6: Valuing the Child's Heritage Oct 12 Dec 14 Mar 01 May 03 Session 7: Working with the Child's Family Oct 19 Dec 21 Mar 08 May 10 Session 8: Next Steps 8a: Next Steps for Foster Parents 8b: Next Steps for Relative Providers 8c: Next Steps for Prospective Adoptive Parents Oct 26 Dec 28 Mar 15 May 17 Session 9: Infants in Foster Care~ Basic Principles Nov 02 Jan 04 Mar 22 May 24 To register, please call Tammie Harris at 349-4459 or 686-7555 ext. 4459 or email Tammie.firstname.lastname@example.org Please leave Tammie the following when you call to register for a class: Your full name, first and last, plus the name of your partner/spouse if that person will be attending also. If your name is unusual or uncommon, then spelling it would be helpful. Be sure to speak slowly; spelling uncommon words is very helpful! Your complete address. If your name is common, or I haven’t heard it correctly on the answering machine, I can use this information to cross reference to make sure I have the right person. Your phone number and email address. If I need to notify you of a cancellation or a venue change, my first attempt will be via email because I can reach more people in a short amount of time. If I am unable to reach you via email then I will try via telephone. The full name of the class you are registering for along WITH the date. It does happen that there is more than one training opportunity on the same day. It is also not unusual for classes to have similar sounding names. For example, week 3 of the Foundations class is titled “Behavior Management.” There is also a “Behavior Crisis Management Training” class. A Confirmation of class registration will be sent via email only! Please note that due to call volume, Tammie will not return your phone call to confirm enrollment to a class. 15 RECREATIONAL What? First Friday Family Fun Night: Enjoy a free evening of fun including dinner and games or crafts (dinner served until 7pm). Meet your neighbors and friends for a fun filled evening. Where? Petersen Barn, 870 Berntzen Road Date? Friday, 10/2 Time? 5:30pm-8pm Cost? FREE What? NO SCHOOL Day Recreation Swim: Eugene Recreation’s Aquatics Program is offering special Recreation Swims on up-coming no-school days. The kids will get some exercise and have fun! Where? Echo Hollow Pool, 1655 Echo Hollow Road Date? Friday, 10/9 Time? 1:30pm-3pm Cost? FREE What? Family Movie and Game Night: Bring the family for a movie or meet friends at the Amazon Center. The main hall will be open for the movie or hang out in the nearby rec room for ping pong, pool, and board games. We provide the games, popcorn, and movie, you just have fun! The movie showing is Bolt (Rated PG). Where? Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard Street Date? Friday 10/16 Time? 7pm-9pm Cost? FREE What? LCHAY’s Riverbend 5k Run/Walk: This 5k (3.1 miles) event starts and finishes at Courtsports Athletic at Harlow Road. The flat course is on neighborhood streets and bike paths. All proceeds from this event go to LCHAY (The Lane Coalition for Healthy Active Youth.) This is a family friendly event with awards, drawing prizes, and post race activites for youth at Courtsports. Where? Check-in/Registration and parking at Courtsports Athletic Club, 2728 Pheasant Blvd, Springfield, OR Date? Saturday 10/17 Time? Race starts at 9am Cost? Early registration is $15. Day of race is $20; entry fee includes: two week pass to Courtsports, random drawings that includes $300 worth of Nike gift cards and post-race refreshments. What? Teen Read Week: Stop by the teen section of the library and enter a raffle for FREE books! Where? Springfield Library Date? October 18-24 Time? Library Hours: Monday–Tuesday, 10:00 to 8:00; Wednesday, 10:00 to 6:00; Thursday, Noon to 6:00; Friday–Saturday, Noon to 5:00; Sunday, Closed Cost? FREE What? Anime Movie Night: Bring your friends to watch an anime movie. Free pizza and soda! Adults must be accompanied by a teen. Where? Springfield Library Date? Monday, 10/19 Time? 4pm-6pm Cost? FREE 16 What? Teen Gaming Night: Teens play DDR, Guitar Hero III and Wii; for ages 12-17. Where? Springfield Public Library, Library Meeting Room Date? Wednesday 10/28 Time? 3:30pm-5pm Cost? FREE What? The BOOOO Barn: Celebrate the fall season with carnival games, fall crafts, and much more. Join friends and neighbors at a fun filled for the whole family. No pre-registration required. Where? Petersen Barn, 870 Berntzen Road Date? Friday, 10/30 Time? 4:30pm-7:30pm Cost? FREE What? Teen Writing Contest: Write a short story that includes the sentence: No one knew for sure how it happened. Prizes will be given in 2 categories: Middle School and High School. All entries will be published and added to the library’s collection. For complete rules and entry form, visit the teen page of out website at www.wheremindsgrow.org/teens.html or stop by the Springfield Library. Where? Springfield Library Date? Deadline in Friday 10/30 Time? No later than 5pm! Cost? FREE VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL What? Finding a Job: Professionals from the Oregon Employment Department and Goodwill Industries will offer job hunt guidance and information. Drop in for this panel presentation covering topics from locating opportunities to preparing for job interviews. Also learn about the latest in employment resources and services available at the Library. Bring your questions! Where? Eugene Downtown Library Date? Saturday 10/10 Time? 3pm-5pm Cost? FREE What? Nourish Yourself Workshop Series: In this series of hands-on workshops, we will discuss body image, choosing healthy foods, preparing simple & nutritious meals, portions & mindful eating. Register for one workshop at a time or for the whole series, Where? Ophelia’s Place, 1577 Pearl Street, Suite 200 Date? All workshops will be held on the following Tuesdays: 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10 Time? 4pm-5:30pm Cost? One Workshop- $5-$10 (sliding scale); Whole series- $20-$40 (sliding scale) Registration is required 1 week prior to the beginning of each workshop. What? KindTree Mask Making Party: with “Mr. Sinatra” Karaoke and Star Wars troopers. Family Fun! Where? Cosmic Pizza, 8th and Charnelton Date? Sunday 10/25 Time? 4pm Cost? $5/person or $20/family What? Young Women’s Self-Defense!: Join us for a self-defense class for young women ages 11-15. Facilitators will teach a combination of verbal, physical and mental strategies to use against any perpetrator. Where? TBA Date? Starts Wednesday 10/28 Time? 4pm-6pm Cost? Cost for the group is on a sliding scale. For more information/to register, call Elly at SASS, 484-9791 ext. 319. Registration is REQUIRED by Wednesday, Oct. 21. 17 THE ARTS What? First Friday Art Walk: Walk on a guided tour of Eugene’s downtown art galleries, meet the artists, and enjoy light refreshments. Where? Begins at Jacob’s Gallery, Hult Center, one Eugene Center Date? Friday, 10/2 Time? 5:30pm-9pm Cost? FREE What? Dia de los Muertos: 16th Annual Day of the Dead Exhibit Where? Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E 15th Ave, Eugene Date? Opening Reception: Friday 10/16 (6pm-9pm) Exhibition Dates: Friday 10/16-Friday 11/6 (M-F 10-am-5:30am and Sat. 12pm- 4pm) Time? See above for times Cost? FREE; suggested donation of $3-$5 What? Coastal Light: Photographs by Bob Sanov: This Northwest Artist Gallery is a culmination of a vision the artist has been pursuing since retiring from a professional career in music and moving to Florence, OR. Sanov’s use of medium of black and white photography reflects his personal focus on the dynamic effects of the light itself. Where? Museum of Natural and Cultural History Date? Exhibit is open until 11/1 (Wednesday through Sunday) Time? 11am-5pm Cost? $3/individual; $8/families; MNCH members, UO staff, faculty, and students are free What? Shall We Dance? Photographs by Brian Lanker: From the controlled beauty of classical ballet to the vivacity of salsa, dance can be found in nearly every culture on Earth. “Shall We Dance?” is the result of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Lanker’s year of travel across the United States, documenting the variety of styles (from tap to tango, salsa to swing) and dancers he encountered. Where? Museum of Natural and Cultural History Date? Exhibit is open until 12/20 (Wednesday through Sunday) Time? 11am-5pm Cost? $3/individual; $8/families; MNCH members, UO staff, faculty, and students are free What? Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and Museum of Natural and Cultural History offer free admission on home game days during the 2009 Ducks Football Season! Where? Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Date? Saturdays, 10/3, 10/31, 11/14 and Thursday 12/3 Time? 11am-5pm Cost? FREE What? Saturday Celebration: Join us for a family friendly free evening of art, food, and fun celebrating art of the Superhero! The evening includes exhibition tours and hands-on art making activities for all ages. Where? Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Date? Saturday 10/10 Time? 5:30pm-7pm Cost? FREE 18 CULTURAL DIVERSITY/AWARENESS What? Author Talk: Luis Alberto Urrea: Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, Urrea (pronounced “oo-ray-ah”) is a prolific writer whose work is informed by his bicultural life. Among many honors, he has been named to the Latino Literature Hall of Fame. Urrea will discuss his works and books will be available for purchase and signing. Where? Eugene Downtown Library Date? Friday 10/2 Time? 6pm-8pm Cost? FREE What? Bilingual Family Fiesta: Fun in Spanish and English! Enjoy dances by The Children of bethel Ballet Folklorico and songs with troupe leader, Mago Gilson. Snacks too! Where? Eugene Downtown Library Date? Saturday 10/3 Time? 11:30am-12:30am Cost? FREE What? World Harmony- Musical Instruments from around the Globe: Is music a universal language? What is an instrument? What is considered beautiful music? Every culture in the world makes music. There is a great diversity of transitions, as well as commonalities. Explore musical instruments from many continents and learn about people who use them and the role music plays in their cultures. Watch videos from master musicians demonstrating instruments from India, Ireland, Japan, Zimbabwe, and Oregon. Visitors also have a chance to try their musical talents on a range of instruments. Where? Museum of Natural and Cultural History Date? Exhibit is open until 1/3/2010 (Wednesday through Sunday) Time? 11am-5pm Cost? $3/individual; $8/families; MNCH members, UO staff, faculty, and students are free OTHER FUN STUFF/SPECIAL EVENTS What? Radio Redux: ‘War of the Worlds’: Actors perform vintage scripts-complete with live sound effects- before an audience with an authenticity of the Golden Age of Radio. This is the first of a 4 part series produced and directed by write and broadcaster, Fred Crafts and starring many well known local actors. Where? Wildish Community Center, 630 Main Street, Springfield Date? Friday 10/9, Saturday 10/10, and Sunday 10/11 Time? Friday and Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 2pm Cost? $10/person What? Adaptive Program 40th Anniversary/Hilyard Center 20th Birthday: More than 2 decades before the passage of the American with Disabilities Act, Eugene’s “Specialize” recreation Program (as it was known back then) was already serving individuals with disabilities. Created in 1969, and known as Adaptive Recreation, the City of Eugene program is still a national leader today. Come celebrate this milestone by reflecting on all that’s been achieved over the past 4 decades by reconnecting with familiar faces, learning about the evolution of adaptive services, and wishing a Happy Birthday to Hilyard center, one of the first truly accessible facilities in the nation. For event details, call 682.5311 Where? Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard Street Date? Saturday 10/17 Time? 10am-3pm Cost? FREE 19 What? Author and Book Talk: Jay Asher: Eugene Public Library will host Jay Asher, the author of 13 Reasons Why, a novel about teen suicide - and much more -- that has become an international phenomenon. Written for teens, the book has also found an appreciative audience among adults. Mr. Asher will give two talks at Eugene Public Library, Downtown, on Saturday, October 24. At 1:00, he'll give a talk intended primarily for adults - parents, teachers, counselors, anyone who's interested - on the subject of writing for a teen audience about serious and potentially controversial topics. At 3:00, he'll give a talk for teens, including Q&A about being a writer, followed by pizza and conversation. Where? Eugene Downtown Library Date? Saturday 10/24 Time? 1pm-2pm: Adult Talk 3pm-4pm: Teen Talk Cost? FREE What? Haunted Hayride: Ride through the “haunted” trails of Dorris Ranch, where ghosts and goblins emerge from the shadows of the filbert orchards. Warm up afterward with with some hot apple cider and games and crafts. Tickets go on sale 10/1. This family friendly event sells out fast; 736.4544 for reservations. Where? Dorris Ranch, 205 Dorris St. Date? Monday 10/26 and Tuesday 10/27 Time? 6pm-9:30pm Cost? $7.50/person; $5 w/ district discount (Springfield) Please let us know if these community event listings and newsletters are a benefit to you. 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