Things To Do In Eugene

5K Entry for One, Two, or Four to Color Dash on Saturday, May 10, 2015 (Up to 45% Off)

The Color Dash 5k

Camp Harlow

Run or walk along a noncompetitive 5K course through bursts of electric colors

$45 $29

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Eugene

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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$109 for $199 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Peaceful Fighter Inc

Peaceful Fighter

Eugene

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$199 $109

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One-Hour On-Location Organizing Session and/or One-Hour Life-Coaching Session from ZenSpot (Up to 56% Off)

ZenSpot

Downtown Eugene

Organizing sessions declutter and bring calm to a home or office; life coaching allows clients to determine how to live their best life

$100 $49

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All-Day Paintball Package for 4, 6, or 12 from Paintball International (Up to 82% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$100 $19

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$18 for Three Movie Passes for Two People at David Minor Theater (Up to $36 Value)

David Minor Theater

Downtown

New releases, classics, and cult films screened in two theaters with couches, recliners, food from local restaurants, and local tap beers

$36 $18

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$29 for 25 Yoga Classes at Everyday People Yoga ($300 Value)

Everyday People Yoga

Eugene

Instructors lead a variety of classes designed to help boost flexibility, strength, stamina, balance, and mental clarity

$300 $29

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Eugene Yoga (Up to 64% Off)

Eugene Yoga

Southeast Eugene

Passionate yogis lead several styles of yoga classes that accommodate students of all fitness and experience levels

$100 $39

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$25 for $50 Worth of Dance Lessons — Xcape Dance Academy

Xcape Dance Academy

Jefferson Westside

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$50 $25

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$14 for Fitness Bootcamp and a Gym Membership for One Month at Absolute Fitness ($99 Value)

Fitness Bootcamp at Absolute Fitness

Eugene

Bootcamp gives you access to a trainer determined to help you succeed in your fitness goals; during your month, enjoy full gym access

$99 $14

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90-Minute Group Paintballing at Diamond Hill Paintball (Up to 58% Off). Two Options Available.

Diamond Hill Paintball

Diamond Hill Paintball

Geared up with a paintball marker, protection, and paintball ammunition, groups take cover or provide cover fire during variety of scenarios

$265 $110

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All-Day Paintball Package for Up to 4, 6, or 12 & Equipment Rental from Paintball International (Up to 82% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$100 $19

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes with Optional 10-Day Meal Plan from Eugene Bootcamp (Up to 80% Off)

Eugene Bootcamp

Harlow

Certified personal trainers lead four-week boot-camp sessions that take students up hiking trails and through 300-rep workouts

$65 $16

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Hard Core Yoga (Up to 67% Off)

Hard Core Yoga

Harlow

One-hour yoga classes designed to stretch, strengthen, and burn fat efficiently

$230 $75

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$29.99 for One Month of Unlimited Tae Kwon Do Classes with Uniform and Belt at U.S. TaeKwonDo College ($200 Value)

U.S. TaeKwonDo College

Downtown Eugene

Students receive uniforms & belts when starting martial-arts lessons, available six days a week; they may take as many classes as they wish

$200 $29.99

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Two-Hour Intro to Feltmaking Class with Supplies for One or Two at Eugene Textile Center (Up to 56% Off)

Eugene Textile Center

Bethel

Experienced instructor imparts felt-making basics during two-hour class for students

$40 $20

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Fitness Consultation and Three or Five Personal Training Sessions with Desi at Genuine Fitness (64% Off)

Desi at Genuine Fitness

Whiteaker

Customize fitness goals and build strength or slim down during personal training sessions with personal trainer Desi

$135 $48

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10 or 20 Karate Classes or One Month of Unlimited Karate Classes at Family Karate Center (Up to 85% Off)

Family Karate Center

Family Karate Center

Students as young as 3 learn self-defense skills and discipline from a fifth-degree black-belt instructor with 30 years of karate experience

$99 $19.99

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One- or Two-Month Women-Only Gym Membership at Body Now! (Up to 70% Off)

Body Now!

River Road

The fully equipped fitness center offers classes, such as Pilates, yoga, and strength training, in an encouraging, women-only environment

$59 $19

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Select Local Merchants

The accolades accorded several of LaVelle Vineyards' wines in the pages of Wine Enthusiast magazine serves as evidence of the diligent work of founder Doug LaVelle and his son, Matthew, who tends the vines today. After taking over the winery?then one of the oldest in Southern Willamette Valley?in 1994, Doug took it upon himself to make a number of improvements to its antiquated technology and distribution network. He started the wine club in 1995, and just recently opened a brand new wine bar and tap room off of International Way in Springfield called the LaVelle Tap Room. The tap room serves as an in-town location for wine club members, but also to provide a new wine-bar-meets-tap-room experience with more than 30 wines to choose from and several local beers on tap.

Doug's investments paid off. Today, with Matthew as lead winemaker, the winery ferments grapes both from its original Willamette Valley location and another site in the Columbia Valley in eastern Washington. At the rustic Elmira winery, visitors can recline on the sunny deck, tour the winemaking facilities, or outsmart tipsy minotaurs in the garden's labyrinth.

89697 Sheffler Road
Elmira,
OR
US

Through exhibits that explore everything from astronomy and physics to biology and paleontology, the Science Factory inspires a lifelong love of science in children as well as adults. Above all else, the nonprofit embraces a motto of "please touch," creating safe, engaging opportunities for children to act on their curiosity and gain insight into the principles underlying scientific and technological theories.

The Exploration Dome exemplifies the immersive nature of the Museum, surrounding audiences with a full-dome screen that displays digital and live-action films. These educational features can take guests to virtually any location in the world and beyond, including the heart of the Borneo rainforest, the depths of prehistoric oceans, the edge of our galaxy's super-massive black hole, and a universe where popcorn kernels never get stuck in your teeth. Permanent exhibits—including a feature on responsible recycling as well as a terrarium of lizards, frogs, and plants, complete with Renegade, the Museum's resident iguana—explore topics in more depth, complementing both the Exploration Dome’s videos and an ever-changing roster of special attractions.

2300 Leo Harris Pkwy
Eugene,
OR
US

Chef Bupar acquired her culinary prowess alongside her mother, who operated a street-side café in Bangkok for more than 20 years. Today, she draws on recipes she learned from her mother to conjure up the bustling, spice-tinged air of the city of her youth. The traditional Thai flavors of ginger, lemongrass, and garlic flood dishes and thick coconut milk helps lower the potency of red chilies in a range of curries to a pleasant warmth. Beneath the eatery’s saffron-hued walls and decorative greenery, bouquets of basil, cilantro, and fresh sprouts bestow portions of noodles and rice with textural variety.

Diners can sit outdoors if the weather and 80-foot sentient dragon statue permits, or enjoy after-dinner entertainment at the nearby Matthew Knight Arena. Downstairs in The Underground Lounge, diners can feast on the main restaurant’s full menu in a more casual atmosphere adorned with pool tables, HDTVs, and dartboards.

1769 Franklin Blvd
Eugene,
OR
US

David Minor Theater?s two large projection screens broadcast new releases, classics, and cult films, but there's just as much appeal happening off-screen. One example: the front row of Theater One, where a long spread of plush couches stands in for typical movie seats. Then, of course, there?s The Livingroom Theater, an aptly named 16-person screening room outfitted with recliners, couches, and state-of-the-art sound.

Other creature comforts abound. The theater serves apps and entrees from local restaurants such as Caf? Lucky Noodle, The Jackalope Lounge, and Granary Pizza, not to mention local and seasonal beers from Ninkasi and Hop Valley, all of which guests can enjoy inside the theater during the show. Moveable tables at the end of the aisles also make eating or folding laundry during films a breeze. Moviegoers can even text their food or drink order to a special number and have it brought to them so they don't miss any of the film.

180 E 5th Ave.
Eugene,
OR
US

Ever since taking childhood piano lessons, Susane Reis has tickled the ivories in college, graduate school, and while touring with bands throughout the US. It wasn't until moving to Eugene, however, that she encountered the perfect tool for teaching the instrument to future generations of pianists: the Harmony Road music method. Rooted in group classes, the comprehensive program helps children aged 18 months to 12 years train their ears, refine their keyboard skills, and even write their own compositions.

Once they have three to four years of piano experience under their belt, pupils can enroll in The Eugene Piano Academy, LLC's private lessons. In these sessions, Susane and her fellow teachers further hone students' skills by focusing on everything from jazz improvisation to playing entire Bach concertos with just your nose.

507 Willamette St.
Eugene,
OR
US

Steve Daniels has been crafting beautiful pottery in his cozy home studio for more than 18 years. A master of the irregular, smoky hues of shino glaze, Daniels' cups were most recently featured in a juried exhibition at the University of Missouri's Bingham Gallery. During wheel throwing classes and intensive workshops, he imparts that mastery to aspiring potters, helping with technique and glazing finished pieces in his studio. His signature glazes can come out a variety of colors, from a smoky purple to a rusty orange. Daniels' wife, Leonie, also nurtures artistry with handbuilding classes and parties, exposing students to innovative sculpting ideas such as textured tiles, chess pieces, and beautiful but impractical bowling pins.

2740 Madison St
Eugene,
OR
US