This Week's Community Announcements

• Congratulations to… Tim, Amy, Gabe & Jordan Baker who have recently become the newest Grovers to call our community home. Pastor Tim is the 6th & Gibbs Church of Christ’s new pastor. For 12 years prior to moving here, he served in churches in Alaska, Pennsylvania & Texas. Welcome Bakers!

• AARP Free Tax Help is available at the Community Center on Wednesdays (Feb 5-Apr 15). Appointments limited and given on first come basis beginning at 8 am.

• South Lane School District Superintendent Search Update: Board Chair Sherry Duerst-Higgins said 20 applicants were reviewed with five invited for a first interview today (2/17). The board then publicly identifies the finalists and schedules site visits and does reference checking. A “Finalist Forum” is scheduled for March 9 to allow staff and communities members to meet the finalists.

• Humane Society Discount Spay & Neuter Coupons Valid thru Feb 29 Help prevent unwanted kittens this year & pick up $50 spay coupons for female cats and $25 off male cat neuters. Good at veterinary clinics in Cottage Grove & Creswell. Coupons available at This-N-That Corner on 33 N. 8th St.

• Healing Matrix offers $20K for one or more project that support its mission of providing education and support services to improve individual and community health. A wide range of proposals for outreach, collaboration, and/or activities that promote informed lifestyle choices will receive serious consideration. Interested parties should email a letter of application by March 20 to cghmatrix2020@gmail.com.

• South Valley Resource Alliance is growing! SVRA is recruiting volunteers for truck driving, fundraising, web master & its Friday Food Share, held on the first and third Fridays of each month at 2:30 pm. For info: svra4cg@gmail.com

• City Tree Givaway: Feb 22, 29 & March 7, Saturdays from 9 am-Noon, near the Coiner Park Basketball Court To replace the many trees lost to the “Snowmageddon” event last year, CG residents (within city limits) can have up to three trees from among a wide variety of species available.

• Hey! Don’t throw out your old worn out athletic shoes… Donate them to Burch’s in Eugene. An expert shoe repair team will make them look good as new and send them to the Eugene Mission with a new pair of socks. Your donation keeps shoes out of the landfill and gives men, women and children the shoes they need. Locations are in the Oakway Center & at 1 Club Road.

• South Lane County Resource Guide is now available. Printed copies available at schools and organizations & the Community Center. The online version is on the City’s Webpage.

• Beds for Freezing Nights really REALLY Needs Community Support: Save a life this winter! To volunteer, donate or to get more information go to: www.freezingnights.com

• CG Community Medical Center Auxiliary needs volunteers Once a week, once a month, bake cookies whatever is best for you. Stop at front desk for Volunteer Application or call 541-942-7108 for more information.

• Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel Come visit the refurbished Carousel and shop for carousel- themed gifts at the King Estate Winery’s Distribution Center 1780 Carnegie Way (Hwy 99S Industrial Park) For more info on the project, visit www.cgcarousel.com and its Facebook page or call Don Williams at 541-942-4752.

• South Lane School District needs caring adults to mentor students: Join the Lunch Buddies team at Bohemia or Harrison schools or explore one-on-one mentoring with middle & high school students. An hour a week makes a world of difference to a student. Learn more about Mentoring in South Lane at http://bit.ly/SLSDMentor or email Rachel at rachel.nordquist@slane.k12.or.us

• Safe Haven Women’s Recovery House Sponsor-A-Bed Fundraiser To sponsor a bed or get more information about residency call 541-946-3234.

• Pickleball Anyone? Open play Pickleball every Mon/Thu/Sat from 9 am-Noon & Tue 9-11 am at Riverside Church Gym, 1255 S. River Rd. Free activity & all are welcome. For more info call Ken at 503-318-8915 or Chris at 541-914-5937.