MLK March

2020 MLK Community March!



Monday January 20th 9 am to 12 noon

Gathering starts at 9 am north gate of Autzen Stadium. March commences after a short kick off program featuring representatives and students from the University of Oregon.


When/Where:  1-3:30 p.m., Monday, January 20. The MLK March for Justice and Equality begins at 1 p.m. at the Springfield Justice Center at 230 4th Street, and a reception from 1:30-2 p.m. and celebration from 2-3:30 p.m. at Springfield High School, 875 7th Street. The event is wheelchair accessible and will have ASL and Spanish interpretation available in addition to Assisted-Hearing devices.

The Keynote Speakers for this event will be the high school speech contest winners.

Who:  All community members and visitors are invited and encouraged to attend this free event.


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Welcome to the 2nd week of Winter term!

On these cold, rainy, dark days of Winter it might be hard to keep your motivation going and sometimes showing up with a positive attitude can be tough. I encourage you to get rest, exercise and make good choices. Your future depends on it!

Remember that next Monday January 20th is no school for 4j and LCC due to Martin Luther King day.

Today is our first day of swimming/work out at Sheldon Recreation Center. We will be leaving the Connections building at 1:15pm, arriving to St Mary’s Church parking lot (West of the Library) at 1:30pm and then Sheldon by 1:45pm. We will work out/swim 2:00-3:00 pm. We get back downtown around 3:30pm and back to the Connections building by 3:45pm. Please bring the appropriate clothes and gear to swim/work out.

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Welcome to Winter term!

The staff at Connections hope you had a fun and productive time off.  We are so excited to see all of you again and resume our very important work of adulting!  All Connections seminars, work crews and advocates begin on Tuesday January 7th.

The location of all classes are in the link above labeled: Class Locations

Make sure you come prepared by getting good rest the night before, setting your alarm clock, having a healthy breakfast, bring a pen and something to write on and have a positive mindset! 

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Have a wonderful winter break!

Thursday is the last day of regularly scheduled classes for Fall term! Winter term begins on Tuesday January 7th.

On Friday December 20th students will take the activity van from Connections building 2120 at 10:15am to downtown. The van will pick students up at St Mary’s church parking lot (next to the library) between 10:30am and 10:40am and then will continue to Emerald Lanes at Oakway (140 Oakway Rd, Eugene, OR 97401). We will begin bowling at 11:00am, strike! After that we will go to Abby Legendary Pizza on River Road for lunch (1970 River Rd, Eugene, OR 97404). There will be good conversations and an optional white elephant gift exchange with gifts provided by Connections.

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Mark Your Calendars for Friday December 20th for End of Term Party!

Make sure you “connect” with your case manager to create your Winter schedule. Please refer to the link above to see our class offerings.

On Friday December 20th Students will be taking an activity van from 2120 Bailey Hill to Emerald Bowling near Oakway Mall. We will begin bowling at 11am and after that we will head to Abby’s on River Road for some Pizza. Students can then participate in a white elephant gift exchange with gifts provided by Connections.

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Free Event To Go To This Weekend

The Holiday Bazaar and Craft Fair is going on this Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th at the Saint Paul Catholic Church. You will be able to view artwork made by members of the Saint Paul Catholic Church from 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and from 9 AM t0 2 PM on Sunday. Best of all, it’s free! So come on down and make sure to bring your Christmas spirit! For more information got to

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New Winter 2020 schedule is ready!

We hope you had a fun and restful long Thanksgiving weekend! The Connections staff look forward to spending the last three weeks of Fall term with all of our wonderful students.

Please check the link above called Winter 2020 schedule to see the seminars and work crews being offered for the new term. The descriptions with be ready by Tuesday afternoon.

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Thanksgiving Feast this coming Wednesday

Please join the Connections students during our third annual Thanksgiving Feast!  

It will take place at 2120 Bailey Hill Rd. Do your best to RSVP to Anders by Friday 11/22 by emailing him at or texting at 541 912 3618. 

The menu is as follows:  Cheese and Crackers, Chips and Onion Dip, Rotisserie Chicken, Gravy, bread stuffing,  mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls and  pie.  Feel free to bring any items to share.

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