The Creswell Chronicle -

Town Crier


May 24, 2018



▲ Cottage Grove Lions and Rotary Clubs will hold a joint meeting at the WOE fairgrounds at noon. Stacy’s Covered Bridge will cater. The meal is $12, and a tour of the carousel restoration will be conducted after lunch. The public is welcome, but please call so we know how many meals to provide. More info: Don Williams 541-942-4752 or 541-953-3444.


▲ Creswell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary 4039 will conduct a Community Memorial Day Service Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Memorial Day at 11 a.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial adjacent to the fire station on South 1st Street between Oregon Avenue and C Street. The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will include the reading of General Logan’s Order which established Memorial Day in 1868, a POW/MIA speech, music, the laying of wreaths at the memorial and a “21-gun salute.”

▲ Cottage Grove Memorial Day Celebration, 11 a.m. to noon at Memorial Park at the corner of Main Street and River Road. Hosted by the American Legion and the VFW.


▲ Are you a restaurant, hotel, information center, bike shop or retailer that offers services to visitors in Lane County? If so, join other Lane County businesses for the Bike Friendly Business Movie Night to learn about the benefits of bike tourism, how to be a bike friendly business, and for assistance submitting your free application to Travel Oregon for recognition. This event will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Library Meeting Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth St., Springfield. Food and refreshments will be provided. More info: Emma Newman at or 541-726-4585.

▲ Buy local, buy healthy every Tuesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Creswell Farmers’ Market, 64 W. Oregon Ave. Fresh produce, plants and more. SNAP match also available. More info: 541-895-30530 or email


▲ Pancake Breakfast at the Oregon Aviation Historical Society, 8 to 11 a.m. at 2475 Jim Wright Way, Cottage Grove. Breakfast is $5 and includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, orange juice and coffee. Kids under 16 eat free. All proceeds benefit Oregon Area Historical Society and the preservation of Oregon’s rich aviation history. More info: 541-767-0244.

▲ Moveable Feet Community and Family Dance, 7 to 9 p.m. at Creswell Community Center. Free, for ages 8 to adult. “If you can walk, you can dance.” No experience or partner needed. Info: 541-895-2254 or


▲ A public outreach meeting regarding permanently affordable homes and land trust development in Cottage Grove will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs Ave. in Cottage Grove. More info: or call 541-942-550.

▲ Buy local, buy healthy every Tuesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Creswell Farmers’ Market, 64 W. Oregon Ave. Fresh produce, plants and more. SNAP match also available. More info: 541-895-30530 or email


▲ Creswell Faith Center Community Outreach Show & Shine, noon to 4 p.m. at 755 S. Front St., Creswell. More info: Gene Wells, 541-914-0080.


▲ “The Last Footlights,” a delightful musical comedy about the ups and downs of life and love after retirement, will be performed at 2 p.m. at Creswell Presbyterian Church, 75 S. 4th St. This event is free and is open to the public. A “freewill” offering will be collected, and all proceeds benefit Creswell Family Relief Nursery. Seating is limited, so please call 541-895-3419 to reserve a spot.


▲ The 5th annual Cottage Grove Wings & Wheels, a showcase of vintage aircraft, automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles and other things that go. Enjoy good food, ice cream and a People’s Choice Award Showcase at 3:30 p.m. Gates open at 9 a.m. Admission is $5 (12 and younger free). This year will feature two new displays at the museum, as well as several 1930s Oregon homebuilt aircrafts. The restoration hangar will also be open for display. If you would like to participate in this event please contact Oregon Aviation Historical Society at 541-767-0244.


—FaithWorks Fellowship home meeting at 33 Village Drive on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for free breakfast, worship and fellowship .Please call Pastor Herb at 541-658-5416 or Pastor Rich at 541-517-9956 for info and to RSVP. Also, pot blessing and meeting with special speakers, videos or events on the second to last Sunday of each month at the EPUD Building at 6 p.m., 33733 Seavey Loop, Eugene. This month’s speaker is Pastor Richard Garoutte. Worship by David and Julia Lomond.

— T.O.P.S. - take off the pounds sensibility group meets every Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. at Creswell Grange, 298 W. Oregon Ave. Contact Elizabeth at 541-228-2130 or Vickie at 541-895-3156.

— Oregon Trail Lacemakers meet on the third Saturday of the month to make lace by hand, such as bobbin laces, tatting, needle lace, crochet, knitted lace and more at Willamette Oaks Retirement Living, north of Valley River Center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests are welcome. More info: and 541-913-9070 or visit

— Open Microphone Musical Benefit for Habitat for Humanity is held on the second Tuesday of every month at the Axe and Fiddle Music Pub, located at the corner of 7th and Main Street in Cottage Grove at 6:30 p.m. The event is free, with donations encouraged and gratefully accepted. Call 541-942-3878 for more information.

—FaithWorks Fellowship home meeting at 33 Village Drive at 10 a.m. for free breakfast, worship and fellowship. Please call Pastor Herb at 541-658-5416 or Pastor Rich at 541-517-9956 for info and to RSVP. Also, pot blessing and meeting with special speakers, videos or events on the second to last Sunday of each month at the EPUD Building at 6 p.m., 33733 Seavey Loop, Eugene.

— Creswell Weight Watchers group - Tuesdays at 3:45 p.m. at Creslane Elementary School. More info: Marian, 541-914-1520.

— Creswell VFW Post #4039 - first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 111 S. 10th St., Creswell VFW also offers bingo on the second Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Bingo is open to the public. More info: 541-972-1819

— The Creswell Area Historical Society - Museum is now open the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Museum will also open for scheduled tours and special events.

— Men’s Sexual Purity group meets weekly in Creswell. Call 503-741-6501 for information.

— Creswell Heritage Foundation - 5:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays at Creswell Library. Info:

— Monthly After-Hours Business Networking - 4:30 to 6 p.m., last Wednesday of the month at Creswell Coffee Co., 116 Melton Road.

— Creswell Grange - 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at 298 W. Oregon Ave. Contact Linda Wetzell at 541-579-6182 or Vickie Weathers at 541-895-3156 for more information.

— Creswell Kiwanis Club - noon, first and third Wednesdays at Los Cabos Restaurant. Info: contact Don Ehrich at


— Creswell Education Foundation is part of the Fred Meyer Rewards program. Info: and link your personal card to our NPO number: 8774 3.

— When you shop, you can donate to Creswell Education Foundation without giving a penny. Info:, designate Creswell Education Foundation as your chosen charity, then shop as usual.

— Save Box Tops and Labels for Education from General Mills, Kleenex, Progresso, Avery, Bic and Campbell’s Soup to help support our schools. Bring labels to all Creswell school offices.

— Sign up for eScrip. Visit to register any or all of your debit/credit cards. Both Creslane and CMS have accounts on this system. Renew yearly.

— The Creswell VFW Post is accepting donations of furniture and household items to help homeless veterans get established in homes. Info: 541-359-7781.

— The Clothes Room offers free clothing for children and adults. Open 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays or by appointment at Hillside Church, 635 Holbrook Lane. For emergency clothing assistance or for an appointment: 541-228-2130. Donations accepted.

— Community Food for Creswell at 364 Cobalt Lane offers emergency food boxes for income-eligible households once a month, plus four extra times during the year. Registered customers: pick up fresh produce and bread every Thursday. Please state if homeless. Info: 541-246-9117.

— Community Sharing Utility Assistance. Info: 541-942-2176,

— St. Vincent de Paul Utility Assistance. Call 541-461-8794. Urgent: 541-689-6747.

— Womenspace Domestic Violence Prevention Crisis Line: 1-800-281-2800. Info:41-543-8427 or 541-767-3879.

— Senior Meals Program serves as Cafe 60 and Meals on Wheels to seniors 60 years and older from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays as Creswell Villa Apartments, 350 S. 2nd St. Free; $3 donations appreciated. Serving and driving volunteers needed. Info: 541-895-2338.

— Senior and Disabled Services Meals on Wheels info: 541-895-2338 or 541-682-4038. For Senior Shopping Transportation, call South Lane Wheels at 541-942-0456.

— Lane County Waste Management Division’s Creswell transfer site is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.

— Free community dinner every Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 597 S. Front St., Creswell.

— Creswell Chamber of Commerce, 94 West Oregon Ave. Info: 541-895-4398 or

— Free developmental screenings for children up to five living in Lane County are available through Early Childhood CARES, which provides educational services and helps children with disabilities or developmental delays. Info: 541-346-2578 or 800-925-8694. For Spanish:5 41-346-0742.

— Food4Kids has changed their email and website addresses to reflect an affiliation with all Creswell schools. As funding allows, the program will branch out to the middle and high schools. Info/contribute: email or visit


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