With March comes Spring, a time for change and growth and renewal! The rain falls, the sun shines, that flowers bloom, the city changes. You know what doesn’t change? The number of events Eugene has to offer you! Don’t spend your money on expensive entertainment this spring, experience some of the great things Eugene has to offer!
Here is a list to help get you started, but don’t be fooled there is much more than the things I have written here.
Family Fun Sundays
Downtown Library, Eugene | Every Sunday March 6 – March 27 | Free | 2:30pm
Family Fun invite kids and families to try a new fun activity! March 6, illustrate a scene from your favorite tale at Picture a Story. March 13, hear stories about critters and make creations using natural and recycled materials with Nearby Nature. March 20, spring into action with Healthy Moves! March 27, learn about Palestine with UO student Deema Yusuf sharing stories and dance from her home in Ramallah.
UO Dance Quarterly Performance
Gerlinger Annex, Doughtery Dance Theater, Eugene | March 7 | Free | 7:00pm
The UO Department of Dance presents Dance Quarterly, featuring both improvisational and the latest works by UO student dancers.
Survival Skills for the winter at REI Eugene
Eugene REI | March 8 | Free | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Learn to stay safe in the backcountry in the winter time with a co-founder of Whole Earth Nature School.
Easter Bunny at Valley River Center
Valley River Center, Eugene | March 8 – March 26 | Free | Daily
Visit the Easter Bunny for photos and a free gift, sponsored by Gray's Garden Center.
Craft Party at Claim 52 Taproom
Claim 52 Brewing, Eugene | March 10 | $30 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm
There’s no doubt it. Even a plain strand of little white lights instantly livens up a room! Add these easy-to-make vellum flowers to that strand and the result is nothing short of sheer, luminous enchantment. Cost is $30, includes instruction and all craft supplies.
Learnscape Gardening Event with Nearby Nature
Nearby Nature, Eugene | March 12 | Free | 10:00am – 1:00pm
Volunteer to plant seeds and starts in the Nearby Nature Edible Schoolyard, a garden used by Network Charter School students and Summer Day Camp programs. Learn about gardening while supporting educational programs.
TobyMac Hits Deep Tour
Matthew Knight Arena | Mar 13 | prices depend on seating | 7:00pm
TobyMac will be performing at Matt Knight joined by Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Building 429, Capital Kings, Finding Favour and Hollyn. Don’t miss your chance to see this Grammy award winning artist.
Beethoven’s Emperor – Eugene Symphony
Hult Center for the Performing Arts | March 17 | prices vary with seating | 8:00pm
The ultimate piano showcase, Mahler's Symphony begins with sleigh bells and flutes and ends with a child's beautiful vision of heaven.
Teen Film: Clueless
Downtown Library, Eugene | March 23 | Free | 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Teens, don’t miss out on free snacks and a free showing of this cult classic “Clueless”!
“My Brothers and I” perform at Sam Bonds Garage
Sam Bond’s Garage, Eugene | March 24 | $8 | 9:00pm
My Brothers and I are an indie-pop band from Portland, Oregon. They released their debut album "Don't Dream Alone" in September 2015. They will make you feel like dancing at Sam Bond's Garage.
Track and Field Fan Fest
Hayward Field, Eugene | March 26 | Free | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Fans are invited to join the Oregon track and field team at Hayward Field for the team’s second annual Fan Fest. Fans of all ages will be able meet members of the Ducks’ track and field team and take part in a community mile race, while children ages 5-12 will be able to participate in the annual Run, Jump and Throw Clinic.
Lively Park, Springfield | March 26 | $5 Per child | Time varies on age of child.
Hunt for your share of more than 25,000 eggs. Play games, make crafts and ride on the Willamalane Train. Dance to live entertainment. Be sure to bring your camera to snap a photo with Hops the Bunny.
Dennis Lyons at The Beergarden
Beergarden, Eugene | March 31 | Free | 7:30 – 9:00pm
Dennis Lyons brings a welcoming charm to the stage. With his acoustic guitar and obvious passion for music, he involves the audience in his performance. With his story-telling and easy-listening sound, Dennis is sure to warm your hearts.
Those are not all of the events Eugene has to offer, go out and find something new, find a new hobby. Let your self change with the season, I know I will!