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April 4, 2014
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Music, for the Arts Center — The Umpqua Valley Arts Center hosts a “Music for the Arts” benefit dinner 6 tonight at 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg. Music by nifty songster Neil Johnson and the Roseburg High School select choir Vocal Fusion. Food by Creative Catering. Reservations required. 541-672-2532.

Ru-dy! Ru-dy! — Fisher’s Flowers and Fine Art, 638 W. Harrison St. in Roseburg, will hold a reception for the artist Susan Rudisill at 5:30 tonight. Her exhibit, “New Work from Oregon’s Edge,” will hang in the gallery this month alongside the work of Andrew Duclos and Sandi Whetzel. 541-672-6621.

‘Treasure’ Yourself — The sabers and sails epic “Treasure Island” opens this weekend at the Betty Long Unruh Theatre, home of the Umpqua Community Actors Theatre, 1614 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg. The play has sword fights, live animals and no fewer than a dozen gruff-talking pirates with full beards. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Children get a free pirate hat and eye patch. $10 for adults, $5 for children. 541-673-2125.

Listen to your Mother Earth — The Douglas County Fairgrounds this Saturday hosts the Douglas County Earth Day Event. Doors of the Floral Building and Douglas Hall will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entertainment includes the bands Sons of the Soil, The Accordion Club of Roseburg, The Liberty Players, The Phoenix School Band and GEO 4, as well as recitations from poetry contest winners and a thrift store fashion show put on by Sunrise Enterprises. Free, 541-673-0195.

Coleen & Kenny & The Blues Daddys & Co. — Two local bands — Coleen & Co. and Kenny Holmes and the Blues Daddys — play at the Oakland Tavern beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday at 104 Locust St., Oakland. Free. 541-459-9141.

Tern and Goose — At 4:30 p.m. Saturday, the Douglas County Museum of History and Natural History (off Interstate 5 Exit 123 at Roseburg) will host a Migratory Bird Day event co-sponsored by the museum and the Umpqua Valley Audubon Society. Learn about migratory birds and what you can do for them. Free. 541-957-7007.

Turn and Face — The Glide Community Center hosts a Spring Contra Dance from 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at 20062 N. Umpqua Highway. The caller is Woody Lane and the band is The Liberty Players. Some proceeds will benefit Thriving Waters. Tickets: $8. $5 for children 12 and younger. 541-670-9120.

Hey Now, You’re a Heavenly Body — The Umpqua Astronomers will host a Community Star Party at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Fir Grove section of Stewart Park near the soccer fields, off Harvard Avenue in Roseburg. Members will share views of the moon, Jupiter and more through their telescopes. Free. 541-673-1081 or umpquaastronomers.

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The News-Review Updated Apr 5, 2014 04:19PM Published Apr 7, 2014 08:22AM Copyright 2014 The News-Review. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.