June 9th, 2017 – Fused Glass Workshop

Feeling artsy? Then join ExplOregon at the Craft Center in the EMU on June 9th for some arts and crafts.  We will be there for a Glass Fusing Workshop.  So come explore the craft center if you haven’t been there before and let your the glass guide your artistic expression.

Cost: $5.00

When: Friday, June 9th

Session #1: 12:45pm – 2:00pm

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Session #2: 1:45pm – 3:00pm

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Schedule – Session #1: meet outside of the Craft Center [located inside the EMU on the bottom floor] by 12:45pm.  We have a craft room booked from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.  So get ready for some fun!

Schedule – Session #2: meet outside of the Craft Center [located inside the EMU on the bottom floor] by 1:45pm.  We have a craft room booked from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.  So get ready for some fun!

What to Bring:  Closed towed shoes, comfortable clothes that can get dirty, water or snack.

June 3rd, 2017 – ZipLine Adventure

If you like adventure and thrills, you’re gonna love this!  ExplOregon is headed to Rogue Valley ZipLine Adventures on Saturday June 3rd for a bit of Zip-Line fun!  Join us as we fly high above the treetops as we zoom down one of the longest zip-lines in the Pacific Northwest.  With 5 lines to ride and totaling over 1,600 feet of of line- this trip is sure to get your juices flowing and your heart racing.  Not only that! But after we finish up at Rogue Valley we will make our way to the only In-N-Out Burger in the state!  In-N-Out Burger is a West Coast favorite and a must do whenever you are near Medford!  Unfortunately, spots are limited so do not wait to sign up!

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Cost$30.25

WhenSaturday June 3rd, 2017 

Time9:30am – 8:30pm?

Schedule: Please meet in front of the REC Center by 9:30am to take a private charter bus to the Rogue Valley ZipLine Adventures.  We should arrive at the facility around 12:30pm and will embark on our adventure from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  After we finish up at Rogue Valley we will head down the road to Medford to go to the one and only In-N-Out Burger for some top notch food!  We will leave from Medford around 6:00pm and will make it back to campus around 8:30pm.

May 27th, 2017 – Water Rafting

Join explOregon on an adventure up the nearby McKenzie river for a fun day whitewater rafting! We will be guided by Ron’s Guide Services and will have room for up 48 people.

Cost: $25.00 (includes ride to/from river, lunch & 3-4 hours of water rafting)

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When: Saturday, May 27th

Time: 8:30am-4:30pm

Schedule: Please meet in front of Rec Center at 8:30am on Saturday, May 20th. The bus will leave at 8:45am and arrive at the McKenzie river location around 10:00am. After a short safety talk we will suit up and hit the water. There will be a short lunch break from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. After lunch we will set back out on the water, with the river ride ending about 2 hours later around 3-3:30pm. When all is said and done we should be back to campus by 4:30pm.img_0916

What to bring: Please pack lightly as you will not need much on the trip. We discourage you from bringing expensive camera or other expensive valuables that may be damaged if wet. A few dry bags for wallets, rings, phones and watches will be available but please bring as little as possible. Please bring your own water bottle (we will also have water if needed). Do not wear jeans and regular shoes as they can become VERY VERY COLD when wet. It is best to wear nylon tops/jackets and bottoms. Sandals or river shoes are best for your feet. A change of clothes left on the bus for you when we end the trip is probably a good idea.

May 21st, 2017 – Animal Shelter Volunteer Day

*****This is not a registration to participate in the race, it is only a signup for volunteering with ExplOregon – not racing*****

Calling all animal lovers!  On Sunday May 21st ExplOregon will be volunteering our time and compassion to help out at the 24th Annual Bark in the Park Run/Walk for the Greenhill Humane Society animal shelter.  Bark in the park is an amazing annual fundraiser where over 1,000 dogs leash up their humans and go for a 10K, 5K, or 2K walk/run at the Alton Baker Park.  Other than the run/walk, the day will be filled a bunch of other fun activities and events including various canine activities, vender booths, demonstrations and tons more! Greenhill hopes to raise $100,000 to help care for homeless pets as well as to find homes for approximately 3,000 pets in 2017.  An event this size means all hand (and paws) on deck so if you are interested in helping an animal in need find a better life then this is the perfect event for you! Be sure to sign up soon…

CostFree!

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When: Sunday May 21st 2017

Time: 6:00am-10:30am

Schedule: Please meet at Alton Baker Park by 6:00am so that you can get your Volunteer Shirt and receive your volunteer assignment.  The shift will be from 6:20am to 10:30am. Please dress accordingly, active-wear, tennis shoes, water etc.

What to Bring:  comfortable shoes, water, phone, money for any food, or any other things you wish to buy.

May 20th, 2017 – Skinner’s Butte Hike

The weather is nice, term is almost over its time to explore two important spots of Eugene: Skinner Butte and 5th Street Market!  Skinner Butte trail is an easy hike to the top and can be hiked in 30mins to 60mins round trip.  It is the perfect spot for a scenic view of the valley and downtown Eugene.  Then after the hike come with us to visit a few local shops and grab a bite to eat in the 5th Street market district.  So join us this Saturday for sun, fun and hiking!

Cost: FREE!

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When: Saturday May 20th, 2017

Schedule: Meet in front of the Duck Store (corner of Kincaid and E 13th Ave) by 9:30am and we will take the public bus to Skinner Butte Park arriving at the park by 10:05am.  The hike should take between 30-60 minutes to finish round trip.  Once we get to the top there is plenty of scenery to take pictures of and explore with your friends.  After we finish the hike we will walk over to the 5th Street Market district to explore some of the unique shops and stores and don’t forget to grab a bite to eat while you are there!  The group will make it back to campus by 2:30pm but of course, you may leave the trip any time you wish.

What to Bring:  bring comfortable shoes and water, a camera, telescope, binoculars, money for any food, souvenirs, and any other things you wish to buy.

May 11th, 2017 – Civil War Baseball

Join ExplOregon this Thursday May 11th as we cheer on our Ducks to a victory over the Oregon State Beavers. The Civil War is on and its time to shut those Beavers DOWN! The game is free to everyone with a UO I.D. card – to be shown at the ticket gate.

Cost: Free with UO I.D. Card when shown at the Ball Park ticket gate

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*****Please remember, you DO NOT need to print a ticket, this is just a sign up for people who would like to join ExplOregon at the Ducks Baseball game

When: Thursday, May 11th

Schedule: Meet in front of McKenzie Hall by 6:25pm to take the public bus, which leaves at 6:38PM. We will arrival at PK Park around 6:45pm. If the weather is nice we may choose to walk or you are free to meet us there if you wish. Game starts at 7:00pm and should end around 9:30pm. We will return to the Campus around 10:00pm.

What to Bring: comfortable clothes, money for any food, souvenirs, and any other things you wish to buy.

April 29th, 2017 – Paintball at the Palace

You asked for it and you got it!  On Saturday April 29th, ExplOregon will be heading to Paintball Palace for a 2-hours session of PAINTBALL fun.  Paintball Palace is a local indoor paintball arena – equipment will be provided and additional equipment can be purchased at the Paintball Palace store.  Sign up fast because the tickets will go quick!

Cost: $7.50

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*****Tickets go to the first 30 people to sign up*****

*****For those who are interested we can grab a bite to eat downtown after we are done playing*****

When: Saturday April 29th, 2017

Time: 11:00am – 2:35pm

Schedule: Meet at Dad’s Gate Station by 11:05am to board the public bus to Paintball Palace located at 1820 W. 7th Ave. The bus will leave at 11:17am and we should arrive at the arena by 11:40am. Check in for laser tag will begin around 11:45am with the games starting at 12:00pm.  We have a 2-hour time slot reserved so we will fit in as many games as we can.  We can expect to stay until 2:10am(ish) and to return to the Campus by 2:35pm.

What to Bring:  Clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, Closed-toed Shoes, as well as money or cash for any food, souvenirs, and other items you wish to purchase.

*****Paintballs that are used are non-toxic and made of biodegradable materials and the field paint washes out of clothing easily.  However it is still recommended that you:

  •  Dress in layers
  •  Wear a hat, beanie, do-rags, etc.
  •  Gloves to protect bare hands
  •  Extra clothing to change into is ideal
  •  SHOES ARE REQUIRED!!!

*****Please Note: Outside paint is prohibited

April 22nd, 2017 – Portland Timbers Soccer

Let’s go to Portland to watch the  Timbers take on the Vancouver Whitecaps for an afternoon of world-famous MLS Soccer.  Join us as we cheer on the Timbers as they make a push to repeat their championship run.

Cost: $25.00  $15.00

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When: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Schedule: Please meet in front of the  REC Center at 8:45am, departure at 9:00am, arrival in downtown Portland by 11:00am. Game starts at 1:00pm so we will have a couple of hours to explore the Portland area, grab a bite to eat and then make our way to the stadium. The game should last about 2 hours and we will be returning to campus by 6/6:30pm.

What to Bring:  comfortable clothes – Bring money for any food, souvenirs, and any other things you wish to buy.

April 21st, 2017 – Ducks vs. Stanford Baseball

Come relax with ExplOregon Friday April 12th as we take in the great American Pastime Baseball.  Come with us as we cheer along our Ducks Baseball team will as they battle against our PAC-12 rivals the Stanford Cardinals.  It is free to everyone with a UO I.D. card – to be shown at the ticket gate.

Cost: Free with UO I.D. Card when shown at the Ball Park ticket gate

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*****Please remember, you DO NOT need to print a ticket, this is just a sign up for people who would like to join ExplOregon at the Ducks Baseball game

When: Friday, April 21st

Schedule: Meet in front of McKenzie Hall by 5:25pm to take the public bus, which leaves at 5:38PM.  We will  arrival at PK Park around 5:45pm. If the weather is nice we may choose to walk or you are free to meet us there if you wish.  Game starts at 6:00pm and should end around 8:30pm.  We will return to the Campus around 9:00pm.

What to Bring:  comfortable clothes, money for any food, souvenirs, and any other things you wish to buy.

April 15th, 2017 – Tulip Festival & Woodburn Outlets

Join us at this year’s Tulip Festival where you can stroll through 40 acres of stunningly beautiful of flowers, expansive views of vineyards, distant mountains. Then Let’s spend the afternoon shopping at the Woodburn Shopping Outlets one of the top shopping locations in Oregon & Washington!

Cost: $10.00

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When: Saturday, April 15th

Schedule: Please meet in front of the  REC Center at 8:40am, we will depart from campus at 9:00am and arrive at the Tulip Festival in Woodburn Oregon around 10:30am.  After a few hours taking in the beautiful scenery we will then make our way to the Woodburn Premium Outlets at 12:00pm for lunch and a few hours shopping.  We will return to the Rec Center by 5:00pm.

What to Bring: comfortable clothes, money for shopping, food, souvenirs and any other items you wish to purchase.

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