Events

Support groups, Art Guild Meetings, Second Friday Socials are getting together via Zoom or socially distanced. Some STiLE classes are in-person. Check them out…

More info and updates here.

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Oct
10
Mon
Jewelry Design with Amanda Finegold @ Via ZOOM
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – Nov 28 @ 1:00 pm

Jewelry Design with Amanda Finegold
Fall Term 2022: September 14 – November 2,  8 sessions In-person, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Hilyard Center.

Learn to design and make individualized beaded jewelry bracelets and more. This class is designed to be a fun introduction to a few of the many ways to make jewelry.  We’ll start with bead stringing, move on to some simple macramé, and we’ll end the class by learning about some ancient chain making techniques. These lessons and techniques will help participants become part of a continuum of craftspeople throughout the ages, as we still use basically the same ancient techniques to make our crafts.

Go HERE to register for all classes.  

 

 Amanda Finegold at the Eugene Saturday Market, June 22, 2013

Oct
17
Mon
Jewelry Design with Amanda Finegold @ Via ZOOM
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm

Jewelry Design with Amanda Finegold
Fall Term 2022: September 14 – November 2,  8 sessions In-person, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Hilyard Center.

Learn to design and make individualized beaded jewelry bracelets and more. This class is designed to be a fun introduction to a few of the many ways to make jewelry.  We’ll start with bead stringing, move on to some simple macramé, and we’ll end the class by learning about some ancient chain making techniques. These lessons and techniques will help participants become part of a continuum of craftspeople throughout the ages, as we still use basically the same ancient techniques to make our crafts.

Go HERE to register for all classes.  

 

 Amanda Finegold at the Eugene Saturday Market, June 22, 2013

Oct
24
Mon
Jewelry Design with Amanda Finegold @ Via ZOOM
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm

Jewelry Design with Amanda Finegold
Fall Term 2022: September 14 – November 2,  8 sessions In-person, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Hilyard Center.

Learn to design and make individualized beaded jewelry bracelets and more. This class is designed to be a fun introduction to a few of the many ways to make jewelry.  We’ll start with bead stringing, move on to some simple macramé, and we’ll end the class by learning about some ancient chain making techniques. These lessons and techniques will help participants become part of a continuum of craftspeople throughout the ages, as we still use basically the same ancient techniques to make our crafts.

Go HERE to register for all classes.  

 

 Amanda Finegold at the Eugene Saturday Market, June 22, 2013

Oct
31
Mon
Jewelry Design with Amanda Finegold @ Via ZOOM
Oct 31 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm

Jewelry Design with Amanda Finegold
Fall Term 2022: September 14 – November 2,  8 sessions In-person, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Hilyard Center.

Learn to design and make individualized beaded jewelry bracelets and more. This class is designed to be a fun introduction to a few of the many ways to make jewelry.  We’ll start with bead stringing, move on to some simple macramé, and we’ll end the class by learning about some ancient chain making techniques. These lessons and techniques will help participants become part of a continuum of craftspeople throughout the ages, as we still use basically the same ancient techniques to make our crafts.

Go HERE to register for all classes.  

 

 Amanda Finegold at the Eugene Saturday Market, June 22, 2013

Nov
21
Mon
Make and Take Crafts with Nancy @ Hilyard Community Center
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – Dec 13 @ 11:30 am

Make and Take Crafts with Nancy Berge

Holiday Term 2022: November 21 – December 12, Mondays 10:00-1:30am at the Hilyard Community Center.

Come and get creative with us in our arts and crafts class! The craft will be making Snow Globe Tumblers to take home or to give as a gift.

 

Printable Flyer HERE.

More about Nancy

Hello. My name is Nancy Berge and I am a mother of three and grandmother of six. I have lived here in Eugene/Springfield most of my life. I love the beach, the trees, and the rain so I am glad to call the Pacific Northwest home.  I have worked with the IDD community for 30+ years, in classrooms and am a foster parent of 20+ years. Currently I run a program through the Arc Lane County called Families Connected.

When I am not working I enjoy time with my family, DIY projects and arts and crafts. I enjoy working with all types of art mediums and have many fun ideas to share. For this class, we will be making a Porch Sign craft to either take home, enjoy yourself, or give away as a holiday gift.

Nov
23
Wed
Music Writing and Performance @ Hilyard Community Center
Nov 23 @ 2:30 pm – Dec 28 @ 4:00 pm

Music Writing and Performance  
Holiday Term 2022: November 23, December 7, 14, and 28,  4 sessions

Wednesdays 2:30-4:00pm at the Hilyard Community Center

Designed for individuals interested in learning to play music instruments, writing and/or performing music as part of a group. 

Go HERE to register for all classes.   

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More on David Helfand from a Register Guard article about Mr. Helfand’s work in “Introduction to the Joy of Music,” a class he teaches through the city of Eugene Parks Department’s adaptive recreation program.

Unlocking hidden talents is exactly what he wants to accomplish by bringing these students together, Helfand says.

“The gamut of working with people with developmental disabilities is quite huge, but my whole idea is, we’re going to work with abilities here,” he says. “If someone has one finger that they can use to play one note, we’ll find a place for them in our band. If that’s too hard, and they can hold a ‘shaker,’ they can do percussion. Our concept is inclusiveness — whatever they’re able to do, we’re willing to try.”

The value of music therapy for all kinds of conditions — physical and developmental disability, dementia, mental health, substance abuse, brain injury, chronic pain — has been firmly established by scientific study. But Helfand doesn’t need statistics to see the effect of music on his students.

“I think the first thing they get from our classes is an incredible sense of joy, the feeling that they have just played and made music with other people,” he says. “I think that’s what they go home with, the knowledge that, ‘Wow, I made music!’ ”

 

For assistance contact KindTree – Autism Rocks at STiLE@kindtree.org

 

Nov
28
Mon
Make and Take Crafts with Nancy @ Hilyard Community Center
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – Dec 20 @ 11:30 am

Make and Take Crafts with Nancy Berge

Holiday Term 2022: November 21 – December 12, Mondays 10:00-1:30am at the Hilyard Community Center.

Come and get creative with us in our arts and crafts class! The craft will be making Snow Globe Tumblers to take home or to give as a gift.

 

Printable Flyer HERE.

More about Nancy

Hello. My name is Nancy Berge and I am a mother of three and grandmother of six. I have lived here in Eugene/Springfield most of my life. I love the beach, the trees, and the rain so I am glad to call the Pacific Northwest home.  I have worked with the IDD community for 30+ years, in classrooms and am a foster parent of 20+ years. Currently I run a program through the Arc Lane County called Families Connected.

When I am not working I enjoy time with my family, DIY projects and arts and crafts. I enjoy working with all types of art mediums and have many fun ideas to share. For this class, we will be making a Porch Sign craft to either take home, enjoy yourself, or give away as a holiday gift.

Dec
1
Thu
Board of Directors Meeting @ SAIL Housing Community Room
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The KindTree Productions Inc Board of Directors monthly meeting is open to the community. We meet on the first Thursday of every month unless there is a conflict. We generally meet at the SAIL Housing Community Room, but there are times when we meet in alternative locations. Please contact us at 541-780-6950 or autism@kindtree.org to confirm time and location.

Minutes of past meetings can be obtained by contacting us as well.

Thanks for your support and interest in our organization.

 

Dec
2
Fri
Every Friday Social via Zoom @ Via ZOOM
Dec 2 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Every Friday Social via Zoom

4:30-6:30 via Zoom (scroll to bottom for access)

Each week you are invited to gather with you friends and do some socializing, meet new people, play new games, and create community, with fun ideas to get things started every week. Go for it!


What do YOU want to talk about?

Here are some of the other activities we are considering…which ones get you excited?

  • Art Friday: do it together, share your work, laugh and giggle and say, “Awesome!” 
  • Home movie night: share videos you make on your phone or iPod. Kinda like Tik Tok (pre-submission of videos will be required.)
  • Shopping show ‘n’ tell: what’s your recent haul, who got best deal?
  • Real Life: share your Worst Day story, your Best Day story, with facilitator.
  • Dance hour: We play the music, you rock out, and maybe do some line dancing together
  • Talent show: Show off your talent live, no videos
  • Watch a movie together…what would you like to watch with friends?
  • What ideas do you have for us? email admin@kindtree.org to share…
  • Here is a Printable Flyer to Share

KindTree is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Dec
3
Sat
Get Air Sensory Friendly Sessions @ Get Air Sports
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

This event recurs every first Saturday. Just show up and get your tickets.

Get Air Eugene schedules a special time every First Saturday mornings at 8-10:00am for sensory friendly jumping. Check it out. They are great supporters of the Autism Community!

Get Air has thousands of square feet of wall-to-wall trampolines to jump, bounce and flip for hours of fun! Our Open Court has side-by-side trampolines – a massive space that allows everyone to jump around.

Jump in the air and fly into a giant pile of foam. The trampoline leading up to the pit gives you big air to help you soar. After you’ve landed in the foam, watch your jumps replay on the big screen with our delayed cameras.

Get Air has a special section of the trampoline park for our jumpers under 46 inches tall. Just because it’s for little jumpers, doesn’t mean that there isn’t big fun! Our Kiddie Court offers all the same fun as the rest of the park. We want all of our guests to have as much as possible in their own space.

All persons entering the facility must sign a waiver. It will speed up entry if you do so ahead of time: click here