Willamalane Events Calendar

Browse the event calendar for events, activities, movies, and workshops around Springfield, Oregon. Ongoing events include free lectures for adults, movies at the Wildish Community Theater, and Kids Night Out for grade-schoolers.

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AUGUST

Springfilm: “Jurassic Park”

Springfilm is a chance for our community to gather once a month at the Wildish Theater, enjoy a movie, and talk about it afterward. Free!

In August, join us for “Jurassic Park,” rated PG-13, 1993. In Steven Spielberg's massive blockbuster, paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park's mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt.

  • Wildish Community Theater
  • Free
  • Thursday, Aug. 11, 6:30-9 p.m.
  • No registration needed - just come by!


Lecture: Bone Builders and Bone Breakers

Ages 18+. Bones are living tissue that respond to care throughout life. Learn how to support lifelong bone health with nutrients. This lecture is appropriate for all genders. Natural Grocers will present this lecture. Advance registration is required. 

  • Adult Activity Center
  • Free
  • Friday, Aug. 12, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Register  here


Kristin McKenzie Gallery Reception

See the gallery exhibit for Kristin McKenzie's stained glass art during the Springfield Second Friday Art Walk. Complimentary beer, wine, and light refreshments will be provided. Reception includes live music from pianist Steven Reiser.

Kristin McKenzie's contemporary works add a modern twist to medieval techniques, and scenic and custom pieces incorporate natural elements. Stained glass art includes shells, rocks, and agate slices to transform the piece with brilliant beams of light and color. McKenzie is always looking for the next unique element to put in her pieces and challenge her sense of design.

  • Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  • Free
  • Friday, Aug. 12, 5-7 p.m.
  • No registration needed - just come by!


Fitness in the Trees

Join us for unique outdoor fitness classes at Dorris Ranch. After meeting at the historic Tomseth House, we’ll take a warm-up walk through the orchards. Then a Willamalane fitness instructor will lead a workout that will strengthen and center you. After each class, participants can join us for a healthy and nourishing light breakfast. These classes repeat monthly, June through November. Sign up for each class individually.

  • Dorris Ranch
  • $6 in-district, $7 out-of-district
  • Saturday, Aug. 13, 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Register here


Girls Night Out Under the Stars

Grades 6-8. This overnight camping trip is a great way to introduce middle school girls to the outdoors in a non-intimidating environment. We will start our day with introductions at Ruff Park parking lot, then head into the park to set up camp. We’ll spend our evening learning basic camping skills, creating art, stargazing, and sharing stories and s'mores around the campfire. All gear and food provided. Participants will need to supply clothes, pillow, and basic hygiene items.

  • Ruff Park
  • $70 in-district, $87 out-of-district
  • Saturday, Aug. 13 6 p.m. - Sunday, Aug. 14 10 a.m.
  • Register here


SAfER's 25th Anniversary Celebration: Fiesta con Nuestros Vecinos

The SAfER Celebration is a Latinx Fiesta to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Springfield Alliance for Equity and Respect (SAfER).  It will be a family event with children's and art activities, music, and refreshments.  

A partner to Willamalane, SAfER’s mission is to promote human rights, respond when abuses of human dignity occur, and urge public institutions to address social justice concerns. 

  • Tyson Park
  • Free!
  • Sunday, Aug. 14, 3-5:30 p.m.
  • No registration needed - just come by!
  • Learn more


Aquatics Hiring Event

Lifeguards and swim instructors are in high demand at Willamalane! At this hiring event, candidates will get to know each other, learn about the day-to-day of the job, and have an interview. Those who are hired will take a certification course and training, which is covered by the district and on paid time. 

  • Willamalane Park Swim Center
  • Monday, Aug. 15, 4-6 p.m.
  • Register here


Community Breakfast

All ages. Drop by Willamalane Adult Activity Center for a delicious Community Breakfast served right to your car window.

  • Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  • Suggested cash donation of $3
  • Friday, Aug. 19, 9-10 a.m.
  • No registration needed - just come by!


Dive-in Movie

Enjoy a special evening swim and movie event at Splash! We'll be showing Encanto on the sun deck, and you can come and go as you please from the pool to the sun deck. The movie is included in the regular cost of admission. Concessions are available.

  • Splash! at Lively Park
  • Movie is included in regular Splash! admission cost. 1PASS holders get in free.
  • Friday, Aug. 19, 8:30-11 p.m. Movie starts at 9 p.m.
  • No registration needed - just come by!


A Night of a Million Stars

Join our friends from the Eugene Astronomical Society for a night of stargazing under the darkness of the new moon. Through high magnification telescopes, you will be able to view the planets, constellations, and maybe even the international space station!



Lecture: Aging with Courage

Ages 18+. Join Anne Maggs, Professor Emerita at Bushnell University, as she discusses her book, “I Never Died Before: A Survival Guide to Aging and Beyond.” The book’s premise is that aging is a natural process, not a medical emergency. The session will include an exercise on how to write an open letter to your future health care team. Advance registration is required. 

  • Adult Activity Center
  • Free
  • Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Register here


SEPTEMBER

Kids Night Out: Fall Fun

Ages 4-11. Enjoy a night out while your kids have a blast at Two50 Youth Center! We have everything they need for an action-packed evening: foosball, pool, arts and crafts, games, court sports, and more. A light meal is provided. 

  • Bob Keefer Center
  • $19 in-district, $22 out-of-district
  • Friday, Sept. 9,  6-9 p.m.
  • Register here


Birds of Oregon and General Science

Birds of Oregon and General Science is a group of birding and ecology enthusiasts that meets twice a month for lectures on birds or science. The group schedules bird walks at local birding areas.

  • Adult Activity Center
  • Free
  • Thursday, Sept. 15, 9-11 a.m.
  • Register here


Fitness in the Trees

Join us for unique outdoor fitness classes at Dorris Ranch. After meeting at the historic Tomseth House, we’ll take a warm-up walk through the orchards. Then a Willamalane fitness instructor will lead a workout that will strengthen and center you. After each class, participants can join us for a healthy and nourishing light breakfast. These classes repeat monthly through November. Sign up for each class individually.

  • Dorris Ranch
  • $6 in-district, $7 out-of-district
  • Saturday, Sept. 17, 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Register here


Community Services Fair for Older Adults 

Find community services to improve your life at this event! Local organizations that provide services to older adults will share information. Meet with exhibitors, medicare experts, retirement housing resources, living assistance options, and independent, assisted, and memory care agencies. Enjoy presentations, booths, raffles, refreshments, and more.

  • Adult Activity Center
  • Free
  • Wednesday, Sept. 21, 12-2 p.m.
  • No registration required, just come by!


Springfilm: “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”

Springfilm is a chance for our community to enjoy a movie and talk about it afterward. This month, we're holding a special movie out at the barn at Dorris Ranch. Free!

In September, join us for “Indiana Jones and the Lost Crusade,” rated PG-13, 1993. The intrepid explorer Indiana Jones sets out to rescue his father, a medievalist who has vanished while searching for the Holy Grail. Following clues in the old man's notebook, Indy arrives in Venice, where he enlists the help of a beautiful academic, but they are not the only ones who are on the trail, and some sinister old enemies soon come out of the woodwork.

  • Dorris Ranch
  • Free
  • Wednesday, Sept. 21 6:30-9 p.m.
  • No registration needed - just come by!


Lecture: Anxiety and Depression Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Learn about the most common mental health issues for older adults, effective coping skills, and promising treatments. Presented by Chris Eilers, Older Adult Behavioral Health Specialist. Advance registration is required.

  • Adult Activity Center
  • Free
  • Thursday, Sept. 22, 1-2 p.m.
  • Register here


Kids Night Out: Back to School Fun

Ages 4-11. Enjoy a night out while your kids have a blast at Two50 Youth Center! Kids will create their very own back-to-school treat. We have everything they need for an action-packed evening: foosball, pool, arts and crafts, games, court sports, and more. A light meal is provided. 

  • Bob Keefer Center
  • $19 in-district, $22 out-of-district
  • Friday, Sept. 23, 6-9 p.m.
  • Register here


Aquatics Hiring Event

At aquatics hiring events, lifeguard and swim instructor candidates will learn about the position, have a casual interview, and jump in the water. Please bring a swimsuit and towel to the event. Those who are a good fit for the job can receive a preliminary job offer at the event. From there, the new employees undergo necessary training on paid time, with all certifications paid for by the district. Candidates must be at least 15 years old.

  • Willamalane Park Swim Center
  • Monday, Sept. 26, 4-6 p.m.
  • Register here


Oktoberfest: German Wine Tasting 

Ages 21+. Celebrate Oktoberfest with a German food and wine pairing. Monika Rauch, a wine importer, will lead a discussion about the country’s culture and wine. Additional bottles of wine will be available for purchase.

  • Adult Activity Center
  • $35 in-district, $42 out-of-district 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Register here


OCTOBER

Birds of Oregon and General Science

Birds of Oregon and General Science is a group of birding and ecology enthusiasts that meets twice a month for lectures on birds or science. The group schedules bird walks at local birding areas.

  • Adult Activity Center
  • Free
  • Thursday, Oct. 6, 9-11 a.m.
  • Register here


Fitness in the Trees

Join us for unique outdoor fitness classes at Dorris Ranch. After meeting at the historic Tomseth House, we’ll take a warm-up walk through the orchards. Then a Willamalane fitness instructor will lead a workout that will strengthen and center you. After each class, participants can join us for a healthy and nourishing light breakfast. These classes repeat monthly through November. Sign up for each class individually.

  • Dorris Ranch
  • $6 in-district, $7 out-of-district
  • Saturday, Oct. 8, 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Register here


Haunted Hayride

Save the date! Experience a one-of-a-kind interactive theater experience celebrating the fall season at historic Dorris Ranch. Enjoy local performers, take-home goodies, and more. More information is coming soon.

  • Dorris Ranch
  • $12 in-district, $14.50 out-of-district
  • Saturday, Oct. 13-15, 6:15-9 p.m.
  • Register Sept. 28 


Ghostly Golf 

Save the date! Gather your favorite fearsome foursome for 18 holes of glow-in-the-dark magic at Camp Putt.  We’re covering the course in lights, gravestones, and spooky ambiance.  More information is coming soon.

  • Camp Putt
  • $36 for a group of four
  • Saturday, Oct. 20-22, 26-29, and 31 
  • Register Sept. 28 


Birds of Oregon and General Science

Birds of Oregon and General Science is a group of birding and ecology enthusiasts that meets twice a month for lectures on birds or science. The group schedules bird walks at local birding areas.

  • Adult Activity Center
  • Free
  • Thursday, Oct. 20, 9-11 a.m.
  • Register here


Kids Night Out - Spooky Science 

Ages 4-11. Enjoy a night out while your kids have a blast at Two50 Youth Center! Kids will create spooky scientific experiences with a mad scientist. We have everything they need for an action-packed evening: foosball, pool, arts and crafts, games, court sports, and more. A light meal is provided. 

  • Bob Keefer Center
  • $19 in-district, $22 out-of-district
  • Friday, Oct. 21, 6-9 p.m.
  • Register here


Dessert and Discovery: History Comes Alive

Ages 18+. Enjoy a delicious dessert buffet as Kuri Gill from the State of Oregon Cemetery Commission introduces the fascinating symbolism and history of historic cemeteries and what is being done to preserve them.

  • Adult Activity Center
  • $15 in-district, $18 out-of-district 
  • Friday, Oct. 28, 2-3 p.m.
  • Register here


NOVEMBER

Birds of Oregon and General Science

Birds of Oregon and General Science is a group of birding and ecology enthusiasts that meets twice a month for lectures on birds or science. The group schedules bird walks at local birding areas.

  • Adult Activity Center
  • Free
  • Thursday, Nov. 3, 9-11 a.m.
  • Register here


Fitness in the Trees

Join us for unique outdoor fitness classes at Dorris Ranch. After meeting at the historic Tomseth House, we’ll take a warm-up walk through the orchards. Then a Willamalane fitness instructor will lead a workout that will strengthen and center you. After each class, participants can join us for a healthy and nourishing light breakfast. These classes repeat monthly through November. Sign up for each class individually.

  • Dorris Ranch
  • $6 in-district, $7 out-of-district
  • Saturday, Nov. 5, 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Register here


Aquatics Hiring Event

At aquatics hiring events, lifeguard and swim instructor candidates will learn about the position, have a casual interview, and jump in the water. Please bring a swimsuit and towel to the event. Those who are a good fit for the job can receive a preliminary job offer at the event. From there, the new employees undergo necessary training on paid time, with all certifications paid for by the district. Candidates must be at least 15 years old.

  • Willamalane Park Swim Center
  • Monday, Nov. 14, 4-6 p.m.
  • Register here


Birds of Oregon and General Science

Birds of Oregon and General Science is a group of birding and ecology enthusiasts that meets twice a month for lectures on birds or science. The group schedules bird walks at local birding areas.

  • Adult Activity Center
  • Free
  • Thursday, Nov. 17, 9-11 a.m.
  • Register here


Holiday Marketplace at Willamalane 

All ages. Vintage, handcrafted holiday items, food, and more are available from community artisans and vendors. Have lunch and shop for gifts and décor at this unique marketplace. It is a one-stop holiday shopping experience that will make your holiday gift search easy and fun.

Vendors wishing to participate in the marketplace, contact Tinker at 541-736-4585 or tinker.flom@willamalane.org.

  • Adult Activity Center
  • Free
  • Friday-Saturday, Nov. 18-19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • No registration required, just come by!


Turkey Stuffer

Save the date! The Turkey Stuffer 5K is a community tradition. Run, walk, roll, or waddle on Thanksgiving morning. The flat course loops through a beautiful and quiet residential neighborhood. Bring your whole family.  More information is coming soon.

  • Lively Park
  • $20 for ages 13+. Kids 12 and younger participate for free. T-shirts cost $15.
  • Thursday, Nov. 24 
  • Register beginning in October. Sign up by Nov. 3 to get your t-shirt.


DECEMBER

The Giving Season

Save the date! Help make the holidays brighter for Springfield kids. Willamalane’s Giving Season happens each year in early December. More information is coming soon.


Birds of Oregon and General Science

Birds of Oregon and General Science is a group of birding and ecology enthusiasts that meets twice a month for lectures on birds or science. The group schedules bird walks at local birding areas.

  • Adult Activity Center
  • Free
  • Thursday, Dec. 1, 9-11 a.m.
  • Register here


Olde World Holiday Tea 

Enjoy a break from the bustle of the holiday season with a relaxing afternoon tea. Take a step back in time as we enjoy an Olde World-themed holiday tea paired with sweet and savory treats. Create a memento of your day as you enjoy music and take photos.

  • Dorris Ranch
  • $15 in-district, $18 out-of-district 
  • Friday, Dec. 16, 2-4 p.m.
  • Register here


Kids Night Out: Holiday Gift Making 

Ages 4-11. Enjoy a night out while your kids have a blast at Two50 Youth Center! Kids will make a special holiday gift. We have everything they need for an action-packed evening: foosball, pool, arts and crafts, games, court sports, and more. A light meal is provided. 

  • Bob Keefer Center
  • $19 in-district, $22 out-of district
  • Friday, Dec. 16, 6-9 p.m.
  • Register here


Aquatics Hiring Event

At aquatics hiring events, lifeguard and swim instructor candidates will learn about the position, have a casual interview, and jump in the water. Please bring a swimsuit and towel to the event. Those who are a good fit for the job can receive a preliminary job offer at the event. From there, the new employees undergo necessary training on paid time, with all certifications paid for by the district. Candidates must be at least 15 years old.

  • Willamalane Park Swim Center
  • Monday, Sept. 26, 4-6 p.m.
  • Register here


Winter Solstice Celebration

The winter solstice signifies the shortest day of the year and the longest night. Different cultures mark the winter solstice with celebrations of light, feasts, and music throughout the ages. Join us at Dorris Ranch for a family-friendly celebration of light with a campfire, storytelling, sweet treats, craft making, and a luminary walk.

  • Dorris Ranch
  • $7 in-district, $9 out-of-district 
  • Wednesday, Dec. 21, 6-8 p.m.
  • Register here
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