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August 15, 2014
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Back in Blackberry — Sutherlin’s biggest party of the year — the Blackberry Festival — is this weekend. Events start today at 1 p.m. Live music begins tonight at Central Park. Saturday and Sunday will have BMX races, classic car events, karaoke, blackberry and chili cookoffs, motorcycle show, mud volleyball and the raffle of a classic car. 541-459-5829 or 541-580-8621.

Ach! Celtic Fest — The Douglas County Scots host their annual Celtic Highland Games and Heavy Athletics Competition this weekend at Riverbend Park in Winston. The festival begins with a free Celtic concert tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday will feature heavy athletics and edged weapons competitions, dances, music, contests, food and beer at the pub. $10. 541-430-4844 or email

Cave-out — This weekend the Friends of Umpqua Hiking Club tackles the Oregon Caves National Monument and Big Tree Loop outside of Cave Junction. Hikers will meet to carpool at 8 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Douglas County Courthouse behind the library in Roseburg. Bring lunch, water and a jacket and be prepared to share gasoline expenses. Dogs are not allowed this time. 541-391-3679 or

Set Sale — The annual Art Sale at Elmer’s takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 1440 Mulholland Dr., Roseburg. Artwork includes original oils, watercolors and pastels. Prices range from $10 to $700. 541-673-0021.

Life in the Fast Lane — The 5K Family Run for Diabetes, a day of music and events, is planned for Saturday at TenDown Bowling and Entertainment, 2400 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg. Events start at 9 a.m. Saturday. A three-person bowling tournament begins in the afternoon. Rock and bowl with live music by Hemlock Lane in the evening. 541-672-3601.

I Quilt! — The Oakland Quilt Show is this weekend. Events are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at city park and downtown. This year’s featured quilter is Doris Koozer. A quilt will be raffled and a people’s choice winner will be named. 541-315-0975 or email or visit

Fact and Folklore — The Elkton Community Education Center, 15850 Highway 38, hosts an educational event, “Catch a Glimpse of Life in Fort Umpqua Times,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Historian Scott Dano will demonstrate trapper skills and re-enactors will discuss life when the ECEC’s replica Fort Umpqua was an outpost for the Hudson’s Bay Company. 541-584-2692.

Ice Cold Olalla — The Upper Olalla Ladies Club hosts an ice cream social fundraiser for the 100-year-old one-room school from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 367 Sabrina Lane, Winston. 541-679-9825 or email

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