Eugene Ballet hosts free dance class April 20

Image by geralt, courtesy Pixabay National Dance Week is April 16-25. To celebrate, the Eugene Ballet is hosting a free dance class on Tuesday, April 20, from 10 to 11 a.m. Lyn Burg teaches this intermediate level class that blends several dance styles: jazz, musical theatre, hip hop, salsa, lyrical, Irish African, Indian, Reggaeton, funk, … Continue reading Eugene Ballet hosts free dance class April 20

Learn bachata dance at home in time for Valentine’s Day

For couples, celebrating Valentine's Day is more challenging this year because of restrictions from the COVID pandemic. Here's an idea that's fun, allows you to learning something new, and can be done at home. The Eugene Ballet is hosting a Bachata dance class on Saturday, February 13, 6-6:45 p.m. Pacific time. Florabelle Moses teaches this … Continue reading Learn bachata dance at home in time for Valentine’s Day

2021 Oregon Truffle Festival goes virtual

Image by WikiImages from Pixabay The Oregon Truffle Festival, one of the most popular winter events in the Willamette Valley, is moving online this year because of travel restrictions and continuing safety concerns for large gatherings from COVID-19. The date and details for the virtual event haven't been finalized yet. In the meantime, you can … Continue reading 2021 Oregon Truffle Festival goes virtual

Eugene Ballet offers free virtual adult ballet class on February 2

Image by Светлана Бердник from Pixabay Have you wanted to try ballet but didn't want to commit to an entire class? Well, now you can with Eugene Ballet's free virtual adult ballet class on Tuesday, February 2, 6-7:30 p.m. Pacific time. Register at this Zoom link. If you're interested in continuing after that, a longer … Continue reading Eugene Ballet offers free virtual adult ballet class on February 2

Eugene Symphony hosting its first virtual costume contest

Image by GraphicMama-team from Pixabay The Eugene Symphony is hosting its first virtual costume contest this week. To enter: Dress up in your creative costume and snap a picture. If you play a musical instrument, add it to the picture (optional).Post the picture to Instagram, tagging @eugene.symphony with the hashtag #ESACostumeContest2020. Each photo receives one … Continue reading Eugene Symphony hosting its first virtual costume contest

Eugene Ballet shortens 2020-2021 season, cancels touring

The view of the curtain at a previous performance of The Nutcracker by the Eugene Ballet in the Silva Concert Hall at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) Update, December 4, 2020: I received an email from the Eugene Ballet today announcing the cancellation of its live … Continue reading Eugene Ballet shortens 2020-2021 season, cancels touring

Armchair photo tours: Owen Rose Garden in Eugene, Oregon

Photos by Cheryl Landes The Owen Rose Garden, is an 8.5-acre park with more than 4,000 roses representing 400 varieties. Former Eugene city councilman and lumberman, George E. Owen, donated five acres of the land and his house to the city in 1951. The Eugene Rose Society donated the original 750 rose bushes. The garden … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Owen Rose Garden in Eugene, Oregon

Armchair photo tours: Hendricks Park Rhododendron Garden in Eugene

Photos by Cheryl Landes Hendricks Park, Eugene's oldest park, is a beautiful retreat at the northern end of the 12-mile Ridgeline Trail near the heart of the city and the University of Oregon campus. This 80-acre forest of Douglas fir trees contains world-renowned rhodendron and native plant gardens. Trails wind through the gardens, attracting walkers … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Hendricks Park Rhododendron Garden in Eugene