Alrighty folks. Today we're talking about two fun June events. I'm going to try to keep the chit chat to a minimum in order to avoid this post becoming a kajillion words long. Here we go!
1. Springfield Police Department holds it's 20th annual K9 Competition this Saturday. You guys, this is so much fun. Please take your family and go!
When: Saturday, June 13th, from noon - 3 pm
Where: Silke Field (Springfield High's football stadium)
What: K9 units from all over Oregon come and compete in super cool events. These are some impressive dogs. Every year we are blown away. You'll get to see the dogs sniff out a "bad" guy, navigate an obstacle course, chase and "bite" a "bad" guy, and more. Afterwards you can meet the dogs and officers and take your picture with them.
Parking: Plenty of free parking
Time Frame: You can come and go as you please. Super causal. Since it's free, you don't need to feel badly if your kiddo gets bored and throws a fit and you have to leave after only an hour. No biggie.
Food: Hot dogs, chips, pop, and maybe candy (I can't remember if there's candy...) are available for purchase at really reasonable prices. The proceeds go to the K9 program. We always plan on eating lunch there, since it's for a good cause, and because hot dogs are the best.
Resting/Nursing Spots: You'll sit on the bleachers, so bring blankets to sit on or some of those portable stadium chairs with backs.
Push or wear: Wear those babies. Since you're going to be in the bleachers, you'll want to leave your stroller at home if you can.
Good to Know:
2. The McKenzie River Trust is an organization that protects and cares for rivers and the lands around them in western Oregon. They're holding their 6th annual Living River Celebration on Saturday, June 27th. Put it on your calendar right this second.
When: June 27th, from 7 am - 5 pm (actually the gates just close at 5, but you can stay until sunset if you want.)
Where: Green Island - the property has no address, but you can put the address of the nearest house ( 31668 Green Island Road Eugene, Oregon 97408) into your map app to get you there. It's about 15 minutes outside of town.
What: This property usually isn't open to the public, so they open it up to let everyone enjoy it for this event. It is truly a fun and beautiful spot. You should absolutely go.
Parking: Free parking
Time Frame: As much time as you want. Pack a picnic and spend a few hours exploring. You won't regret it.
Food: There is food for sale, but you're also welcome to bring your own. The website has a list of participating vendors.
Resting/Nursing Spots: Not really a ton. The website says to bring chairs or a blanket for picnicking.
Wear or Push: Sturdy jogging strollers will be fine. Otherwise, wear the babies.
Good to Know
Megan Defferding is the mom to two super fun boys who love to find great stuff to do all around Lane County! Check out her blog series, Happy Adventuring, weekly on GoMomGo.