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October 2008 Paint Out Calender Eugene-Springfield Oregon

Here is the paint out schedule for October. October is often the best weather and the best color of the whole year.

Oct. 1, Wed. Thistle Down Paintout, 91455 River Rd, Junction City, OR., Paint the pumpkins. market.
barn, and other "art about agriculture" entries. Out River Road between Eugene and Junction City.
Water, restooms, and cover in case of rain.
Oct. 3, Friday, Sweet Cheeks Winery, 27007 Briggs Hill road, Eugene Oregon, South on Baily Hill Road,
Rt. at Spencer Road (watch for blue winery sign), Left on Briggs Hill Road, Some cover if their tents are still up.
Great Views. Only open noon to 5pm, but gate open early. Across road from Hinman Winery.
Oct. 4, Saturday, EWEB Plaza, 4th at Ferry St. Eugene Or.Fall colors are starting across the river.
Cover in case of rain. Back up is come on Saturday. Restrooms closed on Sat. but 5th St. Mkt is only two blocks away.
Oct, 8, Wed. Eugene Station/Library Paintout, 10th at Olive St. Eugene OR, Cover, water, restrooms and
views of Library and Eugene Station.
Oct. 10-11, Friday and Saturday, Island Park Paintout, B Street at Mill St. Springfield Oregon, Fall color in Island park.
Restrooms, water and cover in case of rain. Trees, river and bridge views. West on B st. dead ends on Island Park parking lot.
Oct. 15, Wed. Coburg Paintout, Downtown park in Coburg Oregon. Restrooms and water, but no cover.
Good views of old homes, trees and Coburg hills.
Oct. 17, Friday, Park Block Paintout, 8th at Oak St. Eugene Oregon, Fall colors in downtown Eugene Oregon.
Water, restrooms and cover in case of rain.
Oct. 18, Saturday, Amtrak Station Eugene Oregon, 4th at Willamette St. Eugene, Or. Fall colors and views of
Skinner Butte, Willamette St., the station and an occasional train. Water, restrooms and cover in back of station in case of rain.
Oct. 22, Wed. Mt. Pisgah Paint out, Fall colors at Mt. Pisgah. East on 30th past LCC, across I5, left to Shell staion,
right under the RR and then half mile to Seavey Loop on the left. Several miles to Mt. Pisgah.
Oct. 24-25, Friday-Saturday, Hendricks Park Fall colors Paintout, Fall colors at Hendricks park. From Franklin South
on Walnut, left on Summit, left at dead end to rhody garden. Shelter in case of rain.

Oct. 29, Wed. Science Factory Paintout, 2300 Leo Harris Parkway Eugene Oregon, From Ferry St. Bridge east(right)
on MLK turn south (left) on Leo Harris Parkway. Watch for Science Factory signs. Interesting building,
trees in fall color and a near by football stadium.

Oct. 31, Friday, Pioneer Cemetary Haloween Paintout, 18th at University St, Eugene Oregon, Annual Haloween Paintout
at Pioneer Cemetary at 18th and University St. Costumes are optional.

In addition to Eugene-Springfield paintout here are the Bend Paintouts that Renee Nelson has organized.
Thank you Renee.

Bend Itinerary----October, 6---13, 2008
Oct 6---Monday---Suttle Lake Resort---The Resort will be open, lake views, small marina, bathrooms, shade,
parking, restaurant. From Eugene, East on hwy 126 to Hwy 20, about 5 miles past Santiam Pass make a right
at Suttle lake resort, follow the signs to the lodge.
Oct 7---Tuesday---Drake Park/Mirror Pond, downtown Bend, some free parking along Franklin Ave, city parking
at Franklin and Wall st. (first two hours free), bathrooms, water, shade walk to restaurants.
Oct 8---Wednesday---Farewell Bend Community Park. Very nice new park along the Deschutes River. within
sight of the Old Mill Shopping district. Three covered shelters (in case of rain this will be my fall back site on
other days as well) interesting cliff and river views, bathrooms, water, little shade except the shelters,
easy parking all along the trail. Located off Reed Market road and Alderwood Ave. From Downtown Bend
take Bond street, ( Go through some roundabouts but stay on Bond ) then right on to Reed market road.
Oct 9---Thursday---Smith Rock State Park. From Bend take Hwy 97 north for 21 miles passing through Redmond.
About 4 miles past Redmond you come to Terrebonne. At the yellow traffic light turn right onto B ave. Go .5 miles
then left onto First St. go 2 miles and look for the small entrance sign. Drive time from Bend 28 min. three dollar fee,
bathrooms. water "epic panorama of unexpected beauty."
Oct 10---Friday---Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory. From Bend take Hwy 97 south for 12 miles, turn right
at Sunriver, follow Nature center signs through three traffic circles-turn at 3 o'clock in the first circle, 11 o'clock in the second,
and 9 o'clock in the third Or stop and ask for directions at the village mall. Parking anywhere along the road in
Sunriver is forbidden. This is one of the few places where we can park our cars. I was told we could use the
gravel parking lot and the restroom without having to pay the entrance fee of two dollars. Since it is so little
I will pay it anyway. There are wonderful views of the meadows, wetlands and also river views.

Oct 11---Saturday---Tumalo State Park. Located about 5 miles N W of bend. From Bend head towards Sisters,
watch for a Park sign on your left, travel one mile to the park day use area. Nice views of Tumalo creek,
interesting rock formations shade, bathrooms, water.
Oct 12---Sunday---Mirror Pond/Drake Park again. Parking could be a challenge but a good day to paint people
in your landscapes.
Oct 13---Monday---Wizard Falls hatchery. Metolius River. I have seen some beautiful sights in my day but this
spot really knocked my socks off. On the way back to Eugene, about 10 miles past Sisters, turn right at
"Head of the Metolius/Camp Sherman" sign, follow signs to the fish hatchery, it's about 10 miles. Bathrooms,
water, parking, no fee but bring quarters to feed the fish.


One of the daily reviews at the coast.

Plein Air

Plein Air
From our paintiout in July