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“THE NEW WILD WEST: Black Gold, Fracking, and Life in a North Dakota Boomtown” – Journalist Blaire Briody at Bloomsbury Books, Ashland

January 22 @ 7:00 pm

Mt. Shasta native and award-winning journalist Blaire Briody will be in Ashland on Monday, January 22, 2018 to promote her recent book, THE NEW WILD WEST:Black Gold, Fracking, and Life in a North Dakota Boomtown (St. Martin’s Press, September 26, 2017, $27.99). Using a mix of first-person adventure and cultural analysis, THE NEW WILD WEST is the definitive account of what’s happening on the ground and what really happens to a community when the energy industry is allowed to set up in a town with little regulation or…

Library District Grand Opening—FREE in Grants Pass

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The community is invited to celebrate the newly formed permanent library district with a grand opening on Wednesday, January 24 at 10 a.m. at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Library District (JCLD). The Josephine County/Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will kick off the morning with a special ribbon cutting ceremony and attendees will hear from library leaders. Refreshments will be provided. Open house to follow from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the library…

The Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, Translated by Susanne Petermann – Bloomsbury Books, Ashland

January 25 @ 7:00 pm

Susanne will be reading from her new book, When I Go, Selected French Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke. Rilke's French poetry appears here for the first time in readable, musical versions. Largely unknown and rarely collected, these poems were written during the euphoria Rilke felt after having completed his greatest German works, the Duino Elegies and the Sonnets to Orpheus. At the same time, Rilke was growing increasingly ill with a rare, undiagnosed form of leukemia. He died just four short…

Edge of Wild Book Launch at Rise Coffeehouse, Medford

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join Author Krystle Bowen in the launch of her new book!! Edge of Wild: Encouragement for Foster Parents * Signed books will be available for purchase * A short talk will be given by the Author * Drawings for Coffee Cards and Free Books! * Coffee and Cupcakes * Bring friends! You don’t have to be a foster parent to come, be encouraged and celebrate the release of the book! Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed.…

World War I Discussion with Brad Irvin​ at the Gold Hill Branch Library

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Gold Hill resident Brad Irvin will conduct a seminar to bring awareness and renewed understanding of World War I on Saturday, January 27, from 2— 3 p.m. at the Gold Hill Branch Library, 202 Dardanelles Street.   Although World War I occurred one hundred years ago, its impact will be forever felt. This one hour presentation will briefly cover the course of the war starting with the major fronts in Europe beginning in July 1914 and concluding with the situation as it was…

Sierra Faith author of Absolutely Adored: Stop Choosing Narcissistic Men and Finally Be a Well-Loved Woman – Bloomsbury Books, Ashland

January 29 @ 7:00 pm

Join dating and relationship coach, Sierra Faith, for a reading from her new book, Absolutely Adored-Stop Choosing Narcissistic Men and Finally Be a Well-Loved Woman. Her book offers a practical, romantic re-education for smart women who habitually over-give in romantic relationships, using a fresh approach to online dating. All Bloomsbury Store Events are Free and Open to the Public   Bloomsbury Books 290 East Main Street Ashland Oregon 541-488-0029   bloomsburyashland.com

“What’s the World Coming To?” – Presentation by Futurist Dr. Ruth Miller in Grants Pass

January 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With all the issues facing the world today it's hard to imagine where we may be headed. Internationally known futurist Dr. Ruth L Miller offers insight and hope in her presentation-and-dialogue called "What's the World Coming To?" scheduled for 2-4pm Tuesday, January 30, at the Merging Rivers Zen Center at SW 4th & J Streets in Grants Pass. Dr Miller is a former resident of Grants Pass and is currently research director for Gaia Living Systems Institute in Newport, Oregon. Some of…

“Choosing & Receiving the Love You Desire” – Bloomsbury Books, Ashland

February 8 @ 7:00 pm

Tracie Sage, the author of The Missing Manual to Love, Marriage and Intimacy, will share relationship awareness, tools and practices for creating closeness and resolving conflicts. Then she’ll open it up for Q&A discussion and play. This talk is especially for those who want to: Uncover the four keys that open the gates to love Know the most common destructive habits in relationships and constructive ways to turn them around Discover a way to resolve conflicts, restore closeness and co-create solutions without compromising or manipulating Learn the…

“Choosing & Receiving the Love You Desire” – Free Lecture at the Ashland Food Co-op Classroom

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tracie Sage, the author of The Missing Manual to Love, Marriage and Intimacy, will share relationship awareness, tools and practices for creating closeness and resolving conflicts. Then she’ll open it up for Q&A discussion and play. This talk is especially for those who want to: Uncover the four keys that open the gates to love Know the most common destructive habits in relationships and constructive ways to turn them around Discover a way to resolve conflicts, restore closeness and co-create solutions without compromising or manipulating Learn the…

Conservation Book Club, Ashland

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Love reading? Love nature? Then consider joining our Conservation Book Club! The group decides where and when to meet and which compelling books to discuss in the future. This book club meets quarterly. We discuss local and planet-wide conservation issues and are inspired by our readings, personal experiences, and good conversations. The next meeting of this book club will be on Tuesday, March 6, at 6:30 pm. We will be meeting at a private home in Ashland for a discussion…

An Evening and Workshop with Anne Lamott in Ashland

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - April 28 @ 11:30 am

Friday, April 27 & Saturday, April 28, 2018 – THE HEARTH, Ashland, OR The Compassion Conference - 4/27 7:30pm lecture, Q&A, book signing, 4/28 9am-11:30am workshop http://thehearthcommunity.com/calendar/ https://www.facebook.com/TheHearthCommunity/ April 26-28. The Compassion Conference. Ashland, Oregon. Three days of events focusing on the practice of compassion with author Anne Lamott and Mark Yaconelli. Thursday, April 26th will be an evening of stories by local nonprofit leaders entitled Tales of Compassion hosted at Temple Emek Shalom from 7 to 9pm. Friday, April…

Meadowlark Comic Con at the Ramada Medford Hotel and Convention Center

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Meadowlark Comic Con presented by Colossus Girl Entertainment LLC is a pop culture and comic convention coming to Ramada Medford Hotel and Convention Center in beautiful Medford, Oregon, May 12th, 2018. 10 am - 5 pm Meadowlark Comic Con brings fans of pop culture the ultimate fandom experience with a flavor of community. Comic books, celebrity guests, toys, video games, cosplay, and more. We also support the Western Meadowlark, the original State bird of Oregon. For more info visit www.meadowlarkcomiccon.com…

Exploring Psychedelics 2018, 5th Annual Conference at Southern Oregon University in Ashland

May 24 @ 9:00 am - May 25 @ 7:00 pm

The Exploring Psychedelics Conference returns to Southern Oregon for its 5th year! This is FREE event that is open to the public, with two days of lectures and presentations on the cultural, scientific, religious, and spiritual uses of psychedelics historically and in the contemporary world. Featuring around 30 presenters from across the US and around the world, bringing together practitioners, religious leaders, researchers, scientists, medical professionals, enthusiasts, and more, Exploring Psychedelics is the largest such conference in the Northwest US.…

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