Welcoming Week in Eugene

Join us at a free event to celebrate Welcoming Week, a worldwide celebration to bring together immigrants and those born within their countries in a spirit of unity. Enjoy food, art, and learn how you can get involved with welcoming organizations to make our community stronger. 

When: Monday, September 16th, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Where: Atrium Building, 99 W 10th Ave. Eugene, Oregon

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Southwest Hills Neighborhood Association 22nd Annual Picnic

SHiNA 22nd Annual Picnic On Sunday, September 8th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m 

At Wayne Morse Family Farm – 595 Crest Drive

Join your neighbors and friends for our special SHiNA event. The Wayne Morse Family Farm shelter is repaired, ready and waiting for the potluck, so please bring food to share! We’re featuring Espacio Flamenco which creates a space in Portland for flamenco arts & culture to be experienced and enjoyed through music and dance performance. Also kids (of all ages) look forward to participating in bubble and butterfly making activities.

This year we’re holding a silent auction fundraiser with 45 plus goods and services donations to bid on that have a total value worth more than $1700. Come to meet and connect with your neighbors! Learn about what Southwest Hills Neighborhood Association is doing for disaster preparedness and what you can do to help. Check out our community partners and local non-profits at their tables.We hope to see you all there, bring your neighbor, meet new people and have fun!

Emergency Planning Workshop

The Board of the Southwest Hills Neighborhood Association is encouraging all Eugene resident to meet your surrounding neighbors and make plans for mutual support in the event of a natural disaster such as the Cascadia Subduction Earthquake or a major forest fire affecting Eugene.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program has much useful information, if members of your block or area wish to take that training. Each family needs to make a plan, since normal communications, such as cell phone may not be working, emergency responders may be overwhelmed, and services we depend on like electricity, being able to drive from place to place, grocery stores being open, and so on may not be functioning or accessible.

The Cascadia Earthquake has the potential to be the worst natural disaster in US history. Many things we rely on under “normal” conditions may not be available. It is better to think about taking care of ourselves under emergency conditions, before rather than when normal conditions are overturned.

Workshop Info: June 18th, 2019 at the Salem Convention Center in Salem, OR from 8:30am – 4:30pm. See flier for Registration Info.

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Neighborhood Work Party

On Saturday June 15th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

SHiNA is sponsoring a work party to build a bike rack in the parking lot at Wayne Morse Family Farm at 595 Crest Drive.

The Work will involve cutting 6 holes through the asphalt, mixing and pouring concrete around the bottom portions of three hoop-type, powder-coated bike racks.

The Party will consist of a social gathering where free ice cream, cookies, and juice will be served. This is an opportunity for you to come by bicycle or by other means, bring children, and dogs on leashes (except in the dog park where they can run free). The Southwest Hills Neighborhood Association has received a City of Eugene Neighborhood Matching Grant to purchase the materials for the project. The neighborhood association is supplying the labor for the work and the social gathering. This is a Saturday outing for individuals, families, and dogs in the beautiful park setting of the former family home of U.S. Senator Wayne Morse.  We hope to see you there. Come to work or socialize!


Wayne Morse Family Farm – Historic Preservation Open House

Join us for an afternoon at The Wayne Morse Family Farm, a City of Eugene park. For the 2019 Historic Preservation Open House on Sunday, May 19th from 1:00 – 4:00pm. Located at 595 Crest Drive in Eugene.

There will be historic house tours, exhibits, horse carriage rides by Chafin Farms, Banjo the painting horse with McKenna, a performance by the Spencer Butte Middle School Jazz Band and an ice cream social.

Originally named Edgewood Farm, this site was home to Wayne Morse and his family for over 40 years. Wayne was a UO Law School Dean labor arbitrator and United States Senator advocating for free speech. His property became a City of Eugene Park in 1979. Built in 1936, the family home and farm were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

This event is sponsored by the Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation.  www.waynemorse.org

SHiNA January Newsletter

SHiNA General Meeting on Sunday February 3rd, 1:00 – 3:00pm

at Wayne Morse Family Farm – 595 Crest Drive

Please join us and come to express yourself during public comments. Eugene Civic Alliance & Youth House will also present updates. Emergency Preparedness will be discussed to help ourselves & neighbors. The meeting was moved to an earlier time to accommodate Super Bowl enthusiasts.

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