All In A Day's Drive

All in a Day's Drive: Learn something new in 2014

All in a Day's Drive: Learn something new in 2014 »Play Video
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As Boyd Brumley fires up the table saw, he quickly buzzes through a small wooden tile. A puzzle piece that he'll custom-fit on a larger mosaic. His workshop is just one classroom open to people in Eugene.

“Primarily, 50 years and above, but we welcome anybody to come give it a try,” Diane Sconce said. Sconce helps run several programs for Eugene’s recreation services.

If one of your resolutions for 2014 was to learn something new, there are plenty of opportunities to do just that around town.

Watch All in a Day's Drive Wednesdays on KMTR NewsSource 16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Escape the fog and the mall in Old Town Florence

Escape the fog and the mall in Old Town Florence »Play Video

On All in a Day's Drive on Thursday, December 18, Joel Porter visits Old Town Florence to escape both the fog and the busy mall crowds. This day's drive visits Funky Monkey Toys on Bay Street, where Monster High dolls are a hot seller this year.

Watch All in a Day's Drive Wednesdays on KMTR NewsSource 16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Cozy warm ways to spend freezing cold days

Cozy warm ways to spend freezing cold days »Play Video
Fancy

Our December cold snap is leaving many Oregonians shivering. Fortunately, you don't have to venture far to find a mug or a mitten. Plenty of places in Eugene will help you keep warm even on a bone-chilling day.

Watch All in a Day's Drive Wednesdays on KMTR NewsSource 16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Want to cut your own Christmas tree? 'Get out of town a little bit'

Want to cut your own Christmas tree? 'Get out of town a little bit' »Play Video
A worker at Spring Creek Holly Farm finishes bundling a fir tree to be loaded up for a customer.

Ron Glazier and his kids are a bit choosy when it comes to a Christmas tree.

“Usually, you can't find that perfect tree, so there's always a little bit of work to do to make it perfect,” Glazier said.

The word "perfect" is a relative term. On this particular day, their search has led them to Spring Creek Holly Farm near Leaburg.

“You can find trees in town, too,” Glazier said. “That's just more convenient, but we like to spend a little more time and get out of town a little bit.”

Watch All in a Day's Drive Wednesdays on KMTR NewsSource 16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Volunteers needed for Thanksgiving events

Volunteers needed for Thanksgiving events »Play Video

Plenty of places will be serving up a hot meal to those in need on Thanksgiving.

And volunteers have stepped up in a big way.

So much so, that places in both Eugene and Corvallis are actually turning away volunteers.

But there are other ways you can pitch in and help on Thanksgiving.

Watch All in a Day's Drive tonight at 5:30 p.m.

All in a Day's Drive normally airs on KMTR NewsSource 16 Wednesday at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Welcome homes: Historic Eugene houses welcome visitors

Welcome homes: Historic Eugene houses welcome visitors »Play Video

You've likely driven by these places numerous times, but it's easy to overlook them since they blend in with Eugene's historic downtown.

But there are three former homes that're always welcoming visitors.

From the outside, they appear to blend in with any other old house. But at a second glance, these spots nestled into Eugene's historic downtown are welcome spots for visitors. 

Watch All in a Day's Drive Wednesdays on KMTR NewsSource 16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Trick-or-Treat! Haunted barns, City Halls and markets

Trick-or-Treat! Haunted barns, City Halls and markets »Play Video

Moms and dads will take on the role of chauffer on Halloween as they lead their kids on a candy hunt. And while there's nothing wrong with ringing doorbell after doorbell, many more places are preparing for crowds as well.    

As kids head out to load up on sweets, several places will open up their doors to welcome costumed youngsters.

Watch All in a Day's Drive Wednesdays on KMTR NewsSource 16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

A boo-tiful day's drive to Cottage Grove

A boo-tiful day's drive to Cottage Grove »Play Video
The Severed Armory is open every evening from now until Halloween. A portion of the proceeds raised will benefit Cottage Grove High School.

Halloween is less than two weeks away, which means costumes are being picked over.

It's also prime time for those looking for a good scare. And Cottage Grove is home to a number of ghost stories.

Watch All in a Day's Drive Wednesdays on KMTR NewsSource 16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Looking for a pumpkin patch? Plenty within a day's drive

Looking for a pumpkin patch? Plenty within a day's drive »Play Video
Pumpkin shopping at Lone Pine Farms

You don't have to travel far to pick a big orange pumpkin.

There are a handful of patches within a few miles of Eugene.

And they offer plenty more to do besides jack-o-lantern carving.

Watch All in a Day's Drive Wednesdays on KMTR NewsSource 16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Fall frolic on Eugene's trails

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Fall. Bikes. Mud. Wash. Repeat.

Fall is a scenic time of year to take in some of Oregon's scenery. And if you enjoy the outdoors, Eugene's trail system offers some breathtaking views that won't leave you feeling too winded.

Watch All in a Day's Drive Wednesdays on KMTR NewsSource 16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

'One of Eugene's best kept secrets'

'One of Eugene's best kept secrets' »Play Video
A sample of what's on display at the Conger Clock Museum

You don't need to know how to tune an engine or wind a watch to appreciate a classic. But two vintage businesses are still ticking in Eugene and Springfield. And they both have one thing in common: you can take all the time you need once you arrive.

Watch All in a Day's Drive Wednesdays on KMTR NewsSource 16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Apples and pies a Day's Drive from Eugene

Apples and pies a Day's Drive from Eugene »Play Video
"One of the questions the kids asked was why are they not shiny?" Scio teacher Shawna Mole said.

Only about an hour up the highway from Eugene, you can find fresh apples ripe for the picking. Oregon’s capital offers a few places where you can enjoy a sweet treat.

Prime time for prize-winning crabs on the Oregon Coast

Prime time for prize-winning crabs on the Oregon Coast »Play Video
The 2009 Legislature designated the Dungeness Crab (Metacarcinus magister) ´╗┐as the official state crustacean. The action followed petitioning by the 4th grade class of Sunset Primary School in West Linn. Common to the Pacific coastline from the Alaskan Aleutian Islands to Santa Cruz, California, Dungeness Crab is considered the most commercially important crab in the Pacific Northwest.

Fall is prime season for catching Dungeness crab on the Oregon coast.

'Just because Labor Day calls for the end of summer doesn't mean it's the end of summer'

'Just because Labor Day calls for the end of summer doesn't mean it's the end of summer'
The McKenzie River offers a great rafting adventure for families

Many families consider Labor Day to be the last big weekend on the water. But with around three weeks of summer left, there's still time spend an afternoon outdoors.

Pedaling for Pinot in Lane County

Pedaling for Pinot in Lane County

There are plenty of ways to enjoy the fruit of Lane County. Besides berry picking, you can also taste a few vintages at several of the county's wineries. And there are a handful within biking distance from Cottage Grove.