By Randi Bjornstad

The Eugene Caldera Songwriters will celebrate Valentine’s Day two days early with their 10th annual benefit concert for the Egan Warming Center, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Alluvium Church at 810 W. 3rd Ave. in Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhoood.

The group consists of local musicians and includes some of the area’s best-known singer-songwriters. This year’s concert presents a mix of original music in a variety of styles, mingled with haiku poetry, humor, and good will.

Because of pandemic precautions, the normally standing-room-only crowd will be limited to 35 people, and proof of vaccination will be required at the door. However, those who can’t attend or who exceed the capacity can watch the concert via livestream at Donations for the livestream can be made online at, by clicking “donate,” following the prompts and designating gifts for Egan.

The Egan Warming Center is a largely volunteer program of St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County, offering overnight shelter for those who lack it on nights from Nov. 15 to March 31 when the temperature drops below 30 degrees. It is named in honor of Major Thomas Egan, who served in the U.S. Army in Korea and died homeless in the cold in Eugene in 2008, at age 60.

Eugene Caldera Songwriters concert benefits Egan Warming Center

When: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 12, 2022

In person: Alluvium Church, 810 W. 3rd Ave., Eugene


Cost: By donation, at the door or online at

Other ways to help: Donations such as warm hats, gloves, blankets, coats, sweaters, pillows, white socks, and toiletries are needed and welcome, marked for Egan Warming Center and brought to the concert at Alluvium Church or dropped off at the St. Vincent de Paul drive-through donation center at 2890 Chad Drive

Information: 458-210-8094