The following events are set to take place between Thursday, April 21, and Thursday, April 28.
baby story time
9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays, April 21 and 28
Attend at whatever time works best for you and your baby. Enjoy rhymes, bounces, and stories with Ms. Wendy along with social time for babies and caregivers. Storytime held via Zoom to give privacy to caregivers who want to talk. Please register for Baby Storytime to receive Zoom link. For ages 0-18 months.
Perler Bead Fun
3:15-4:30 pm, Thursday, April 21 and Friday, April 22
Grades K-6 The sky is the limit when your creating with perler beads! Choose from templates, freestyle your own creations, or try 3D projects! Taught by Tina Mancusi. Fee: $25. To register, visit oregonsd.org/community.
Oregon Chamber of Commerce member meeting
3:30-5 pm, Thursday, April 21
Networking at Thysse, 380 Cusick Parkway
“Blue Moon Karaoke” at Main Street Music
6-9 pm, Thursday, April 21
Want a chance to sing on the Main Street Stage!? Come on down for Blue Moon Karaoke. 102 W. Main St., Brooklyn.
6:30-8:30 pm, Thursday, April 21
For ages 13+. Have you ever had an interest in learning how to crochet? Look no further! Join Shirley Duerst in this beginner level class to learn how to crochet by making a scrubbie! Taught by Shirley Duerst. Fee: $23. To register, visit oregonsd.org/community.
Poetry in Practice
6:30-7:30 pm, Thursday, April 21
Join Jess L Parker, a local award-winning poet, for a virtual poetry workshop where she shares her experience writing and publishing her acclaimed poetry collection, Star Things. Whether you’re new to poetry or looking for a fresh perspective, this workshop offers a jump start to expressing yourself. Discuss the practice of writing poetry and get tips on publishing your own poems. During the workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know Star Things and put pen to paper with some real-time writing. All experience levels are welcome. For adults held via Zoom. Registration required through library website.
Free Blood Pressure Screening
9:30-10:30 a.m., Friday, April 22
No reservation required. At the Senior Center, 219 Park St.
Waterman-Triangle Park Clean Up Day
2 pm, Friday, April 22
Join a community-wide clean up of all the Oregon and Brooklyn parks. Different organizations and sports groups in the area are adopting a park or field to clean up in preparation for spring and summer use. The Senior Center has volunteered to clean up Waterman-Triangle Park because we host the Sounds of Summer Concerts there. It will take about one hour to rake, pick up trash, sweep the shelter, etc. Call 608-835-5801 to volunteer.
Music: Bree Morgan
8-11 p.m., Friday, April 22
Bree Morgan has always known that she was meant to be a musician. You can tell by her passion in her voice that she loves what she does. Since she was just a child, music was in her blood. From listening and rapping to her mom’s hip hop CDs, singing along to Shania Twain or a rock/pop song on the radio, or even playing around on her first guitar; something inside her moved her enough to pursue a life of music. This will be a free event. $5 donations appreciated. 102 W. Main St., Brooklyn.
Earth Day Park Clean-Up
8-10 a.m., Saturday, April 23
The Oregon Nature Alliance will be meeting at Keller Alpine Meadows and Lerner Parks for a park clean up. Keller Alpine Meadows Park Team will meet at the parking lot off of W. Netherwood Road at 8 am Lerner Park Team will meet at the sign on N. Burr Oak at 8 am
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
9 am to 3 pm, Saturday, April 23
Shop at the Spring Used Book Sale hosted by the Friends of the Oregon Library. Puzzles, books, DVDs. At Oregon Youth Center, 110 N. Oak St.
Brat Fry to raise funds for Comfort and Joy
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 23
The Knight of Columbus of Holy Mother of Consolation, Council #13480 is hosting the drive-through Brat, hamburger, hot dogs, chips, and water. It will be at Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church at 651 North Main St. Comfort and Joy provides short-term care, enrichment, and support opportunities for persons with special needs.
Auditions for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
1-3 p.m., Saturday, April 23
Oregon Straw Hat Players will be holding auditions for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 1‑3 pm in the Choir Room at the Oregon Performing Arts Center located at 456 N. Perry Parkway. Actors (ages 25 and younger) should arrive 30 minutes early to complete paperwork. If you have a headshot and theater resume, please bring them with you. Auditioners should prepare a 1-minute musical theater selection that showcases your vocal range. Selections from Sweeney Todd are acceptable. You may be asked to stay after your initial audition. College students who are not able to audition in person may submit an audition video by no later than 11:59 pm on Saturday, April 23, 2022. If auditioning via video please send video submission, completed audition form, theater resume and headshot to oshp .email@example.com. Audition forms can be found at oshponline.org.
Music: Angela Meyer
6-8 p.m., Saturday, April 23
Angela Meyer is a country music artist based out of the Quad Cities. She’s performed across the US- bringing her own brand of country & western to stages from cowboy poetry gatherings to the National Finals Rodeo events in Las Vegas. If you’re a fan of a great mix of country music with some class rock & pop songs sprinkled in for good measure… this is your show. 102 W. Main St., Brooklyn.
Music: Bill Robert’s Combo
8-11 p.m., Saturday, April 23
Rhythmically powerful swing jazz blues and funk, instrumentally or full band. At Main Street Music, 102 W. Main St., Brooklyn.
Oregon Masonic Lodge Pancake Breakfast
7 a.m. to noon, Sunday, April 24
Pancake Breakfast being served inside the Masonic Lodge as well as Drive-Up service available. Adults: $10. Ages 6-4: $5. Under Age 4: Free. At 201 Park St.
Back 40 Band
2-5 p.m., Sunday, April 24
Come and enjoy Heather and Dave of Back40 Band on a Sunday afternoon at 2 pm in Brooklyn at Main Street Music. Chub’s Meat Raffle starting at 1 pm At 102 W. Main St., Brooklyn.
2 p.m., Sunday, April 24
Super Sunday Spring Street Drags featuring numerous brackets of ‘One on One’ Drag Racing on our 300 foot Drag Strip plus Shine N’ Show Contest. At Madison International Speedway, 1122 Sunrise Road.
Oregon Youth Softball Parent Meeting
6:30-7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 24
It’s been a couple years since they’ve had a parent meeting to discuss all things related to Oregon Youth Softball so they are looking forward to sharing many updates and ideas with you all, and talking about the upcoming season. Please make every effort to have one parent/guardian attend. Netherwood Knoll Cafeteria (use door #12 in back).
Weight Loss Support Group
1 pm, Monday, April 25
This group is currently meeting by conference phone call. Call 608-886-9493 to participate.
Monday Mashup at OYC – Games: Connect 4 Tournament
4:30-5:30 p.m., Monday, April 25
Librarian Kelly from Oregon Library visits the OYC on Mondays and does a variety of activities. The Library provides all the supplies. No registration. Free. For young people in grades 5th-9th. At Oregon Youth Center, 110 N. Oak St.
Turbo Trivia with America’s Pub Quiz
7 pm, Monday April 25
Free to play, any team of any size welcome. Prizes for the top three teams. Call ahead or arrive early if group of five or more. At Headquarters Bar and Grill, 101 Concord Drive.
10:15-10:45 a.m., Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 27
Enjoy stories, songs, movement activities, and more with Ms. Wendy and Ms. Kelly. Storytimes will still be held at the OSD meeting space, OSD District Office 123 Grove St. Registration required at oregonpubliclibrary.org.
My Garden of a Thousand Bees
6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26
A learning event for adults online via Zoom. Registration required through Oregon Public Library. April is Native Plant Month. This is a great time to learn about adding wildflowers to your garden! Begin by watching the movie, “My Garden of a Thousand Bees.” A wildlife cameraman spends his time during the pandemic lockdown filming the bees in his urban garden and discovers the many diverse species and personalities that exist in this insect family. Beekeeper Sue Richards will join us for a discussion after the movie.
Wild Animals Bingo
1 pm, Wednesday, April 27
The Oregon Area Senior Center has an amazing new Bingo game for you. If you thought Farm-tastic Bingo and Bird-Brained Bingo were fun, you are in for a treat! Call 608-835-5801 to register for this hilarious game.
People’s Soup Loop
5:30-6:30 pm, Wednesday, April 27
All are welcome at People’s Soup Loop, a new ministry seeking to nourish bodies and souls in the community. Every Wednesday between 5:30-6:30 pm, guests are welcome to come inside the People’s United Methodist Church, 103 N. Alpine Pkwy., select which soup they’d like, and head out with containers of soup to enjoy at home . Freewill donations to support the ministry are welcome but not expected.
9 a.m., Thursday, April 28
Facilitated at the Oregon Area Senior Center by Jonathan Howell of the Madison Vet Center. With current global affairs, veterans may have mixed emotions related to their time in service, regardless of era. Whether you are looking for resources available to you through the Madison Vet Center or just looking to socialize with other local veterans, please feel free to stop in.
Middle Grade Author Visit: Jessica Vitalis
4:30-5:15 pm, Thursday, April 28
Middle Grade Author Jessica Vitalis is visiting the Oregon Youth Center! She will talk about being an author and read from one of the books. Attendees will also have a chance to ask Jessica questions. No registration. Geared to grades 5th and up. She brings her experience of her growing up in a non-traditional childhood to her stories of her, exploring themes such as death and grief, domestic violence, and socio-economic disparities. With a mission to write entertaining and thought-provoking literature, she often includes magic and fantastical settings.
Online Health Research
6-7 pm, Thursday, April 28
Learn how to find reliable information on a variety of health topics. For adults held via Zoom. Registration required through the library. If you have questions or need special accommodations at events contact Kara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music: Jackie Gainey
7-10 pm, Thursday, April 28
Please welcome country artist Jackie Gainey to the Main Street stage! 35+ years as a professional singer, throughout the US Primarily focusing on traditional country, oldies rock n roll, and classic pop tunes. 102 W. Main St., Brooklyn.
Food Pantry Times
The Oregon Area Food Pantry is open several times a week for eligible guests to come get food at 107 N. Alpine Pkwy. Donations may also be dropped off during this time.
Pantry distribution and collection hours (except on holidays) are:
9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday
9 to 11 am every first Saturday of the month
4 to 6 pm on the second and last Thursday of every month
Call 608-291-0709 for information.