The Creswell Chronicle -

Town Crier

September 20, 2018


September 20, 2018

Food pantry in need of canned goods

Creswell Food Pantry shelves are getting bare. The pantry is very low on canned vegetables, fruit, chili and soup. Collection barrels are located inside the Creswell Library and near the exit door inside BiMart. It is a long three months before the next canned food drive, so please consider helping. Creswell Food Pantry is located at 364 Cobalt Lane. More info: 541-246-9117.



▲ Make Parenting a Pleasure classes, hosted by the Family Relief Nursery, will be held through Dec. 14 on Fridays from 1 p.m to 3 p.m. at Creslane Elementary School, 996 A St., modular 3. The program is for parents, guardians, teachers and children, and addresses selfcare, stress and anger management, understanding child development, communication skills and positive discipline. The goal of the classes is to help reduce the challenging behaviors in children, and increase their social and emotional learning, as well as self-control skills. There will be free childcare. English and Spanish speakers welcome. More info: 541-942-4835 or email


▲ Harvest Moon Benefit Concert will be held from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Cottage Grove Armory, 628 E. Washington Ave., Cottage Grove. Performances include Creswell's "dirty roots" band One Dollar Check, NW reggae legend Lady Omega from Afro Omega, as well Acoustic Folly, which includes front woman Calysta Cheyenne and guitarist Ira Maize of Fortune's Folly; and more. This a family-friendly event for all ages. Tickets are $10. Kids 13 and under are free. Tickets are available at the Book Mine, Crafty Mercantile or online at

▲ Creswell Grange is collecting clothing and blankets for distribution to veterans. Donations can be dropped off at Creswell Grant, 298 W. Oregon ave. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items being collected include new or gently-used blankets, sleeping bags, coats, jackets, sweaters, hats, gloves and other warm clothing items. Supplies are need for both men and women veterans, and for their children. More info: 541-214-9263 or 541-520-5383.

▲ Tractor Supply Co. Farmers Market, open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the store's parking lot at 190 Emerald Parkway. Homegrown and homemade goods. Sign up at or contact Store Manager Guy Lindgren at 541-895-2545. There is no fee to set up.


▲ Club Monday classes are held at Creswell Library on Mondays from 1 p.m to 3 p.m Classes are free and all are invited. This week's theme is "Faux Stained Glass."


▲ Emerald Valley Magazine Launch Party and Springfield Chamber Ribbon Cutting, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Crema and Bloom, 1918 Marcola Road, Springfield. There will be appetizers, sangrias and tea served. Stop in and meet other business owners and business professionals and help us celebrate the launch of The Creswell Chronicle's Springfield lifestyle magazine.Crema and Bloom is a new locally owned business in Springfield so it's perfect timing to check out the new location as well. More info: 541-600-0030

▲ Creswell Community Singers rehearsal will be held at 1 p.m. at Creswell Church of Christ, 380 Kings Row. More info: Mary Ellen Yost, 541-510-335.


▲ Creslane Elementary School's 6th Annual Community Resource Fair and Open House will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Creslane Elementary gym, 996 W. A St. More info: 541-895-6140.


▲ CreativeSteph13's 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1061 Swale Ridge Loop in Creswell. Handmade items from local artisans. Original art and prints, quilting, home and garden decor, vintage, ornaments, jewelry, handcrafted bags, stuffed animals, wooden signs, floral and more. Including items for events like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, celebrations, faith and encouragement. Support local artists and get a headstart on your holiday shopping. Free food, beverages and giveaways. More info:

▲ Talons, Tastings and Tidbits Annual Benefit 2018, held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Center for Meeting and Learning on the Lane Community College Main Campus, 4000 E 30th Ave., Eugene. Join the Cascades Raptor Center for an evening of gourmet food, wine, beer, birds and good company. Register online at by Sept. 25. More info: or call 541-485-1320.


▲ Creswell Grange meets on the second Monday of every month at 298 W. Oregon Ave. Potluck at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m. Contact Linda Wetzell at 541-579-6182 or Vickie Weathers at 541-895-3156 for more information.

▲ 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.

▲ 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 will be meeting at 7 p.m. every Saturday evening at Pastor Herb Newell's home. Worship & Prayer, Caring & Sharing. Contact 541-658-5416 for more information.

▲ 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 is 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:

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


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

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

▲ 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.

▲ 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.

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

▲ 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.

▲ 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.

- 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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