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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DECEMBER

The Giving Season

Brighten the season for our community! During Giving Season, Willamalane works with Springfield-based organizations and non-profits to give back to individuals who would benefit from a little extra holiday cheer in Springfield. You can help by giving gifts, providing food, supplying gift wrap, or volunteering at a wrapping party.  Learn more 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, Dec. 1, 9-11 a.m.
  • Register here


Trips Showcase

This winter, savor a meal at the Depoe Bay Crab Feed, explore the Japanese and Chinese Gardens, and get cozy at the Pendleton Woolen Mills. Have a sneak peek of all the trips you can join this winter and spring at the Trips Showcase! 

You’ll be able to register for trips, hikes, birding, and snowshoe adventures before anyone else. Enjoy light refreshments, win door prizes, and meet the volunteers who will guide your journeys at this free, fun event - now in a larger room!

  • Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10-11 a.m.
  • Free
  • Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  • No registration is needed — just come by!


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, Dec. 19, 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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