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April 26 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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Have an event you'd like added to the Rogue Valley Messenger calendar?   Email events@roguevalleymessenger.com.   Please include your event title and information: date, time, location, description (such as a Press Release), along with any related event photos/poster.   Event postings are FREE, but they are not guaranteed.   Thank you for being.  Thank you for doing.   Thanks for thinking of the Rogue Valley Messenger!   Jordy Calendar Editor

“Finding Our Way: A Community Exploration of Compassion” – Conference featuring Anne Lamott in Ashland

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - April 28 @ 4:00 pm

The Hearth presents "Finding Our Way: A Community Exploration of Compassion" featuring celebrated author Anne Lamott. Finding Our Way is a three day event offering public workshops, facilitated discussions, and community gatherings focused on compassion-based skills for use within personal and public life. The featured attraction of the conference will be an evening talk and Saturday retreat appearance with celebrated author Anne Lamott. THURSDAY, APRIL 26 The Hearth presents "The Kindness of Strangers." Six local residents will share a true…

The Oregon Fringe Festival presents “Ella Enchanted” at CVA Courtyard at SOU in Ashland

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the Oregon Fringe Festival for a staged reading of Stephanie Neuerburg's adaptation of "Ella Enchanted" Thursday, April 26 at 7PM Center for the Visual Arts Courtyard FREE --- --- --- --- --- SYNOPSIS: When the fairy Lucinda curses Ella with the “gift” of obedience, Ella sets out on a journey to save herself — fighting ogres, meeting giants, and trying to avoid her wicked stepsisters, Hattie and Olive. But when Ella finds herself tangled in a possible romance with…

BONUS K9 Reading Buddies—FREE in Grants Pass

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

BONUS K9 Reading Buddies Friday, April 27 3–4 p.m. Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Library District Each week the children’s library at the Grants Pass branch comes alive with furry friends waiting to hear a good book as young readers have the opportunity to explore language and reading. At this special weekly storytime, trained therapy dogs provide a non-intimidating environment for children to learn to read out loud. For more information, visit https://josephinelibrary.org/k9-reading-buddies/, email info@josephinelibrary.org, or call 541-476-0571.

Harry Potter World at Medford Comic Con

April 28 @ 11:00 am - April 29 @ 4:00 pm

WIZARDS & WITCHES get ready! Join Medford Comic Con, Jackson County Library Services - Oregon in the Children's Library for two days of magic and fun at Harry Potter World. Once you pick up your acceptance letters to Hogwarts in the Children's Department you can: 1. Get sorted by the sorting hat and receive your House I.D. Badge with a lanyard. 2. Create your own magic wands at Ollivanders. 3. Attend one potions class where you learn how to make liquid luck and…

The OFFestival presents “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” – The Digital Media Center at SOU, Ashland

April 28 @ 8:00 pm - April 29 @ 8:30 pm

The Oregon Fringe Festival will present Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, adapted and directed by Aurelia Grierson, on Saturday, April 28 at 8PM and Sunday, April 29 at 6:30 & 8:30PM. When Margaret Simon moves from New York City to Farbrook New Jersey, her whole life turns upside down. From friends to boys to periods, the whole world seems to spin on around her as she searches for meaning, identity and her place in the world. Based on…

Deedie Runkel discusses Scone by Scone, Bloomsbury Books, Ashland

April 30 @ 7:00 pm

Scone by Scone…Tales of an Innkeeper’s Life is a new book by Deedie Runkel detailing her experiences running Anne Hathaway’s B&B and Garden Suites for fifteen years. Runkel and her husband David moved to Ashland in 2002 after more than 20 years inside the Washington, DC beltway. Shifting from public service to serving the public proved daunting, as the couple’s prior experience had not included working together 24/7, profit and loss statements or serving gourmet breakfasts, among many other things. All…

Author Dami Rose at the Ashland Branch Library

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The following authors will share their work at Jackson County Libraries this spring: Children’s author, Matt Damon, will read his book, The Fall of General Custard or The Overthrow of a Leftover during a special preschool storytime on Friday, April 13 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue. The story involves a fantastical war that takes place amongst the food in the fridge and how they negotiate peace. After storytime, Damon will lead a craft activity that teaches…

“Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California” – Author Philip Kramer at Bloomsbury Books, Ashland

May 3 @ 7:00 pm

The comprehensive four-volume Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail set of guidebooks, which Philip’s Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California completes, addresses section hikers in addition to “thru-hikers” by breaking the trail down into 2- to 9-night trips (perfect for week or weekend outings). The complete set includes Southern California (by Shawnté Salabert), Northern California (by Philip Kramer), Oregon (by Eli Boschetto), and Washington (by Tami Asars), and offers the most complete and up-to-date information available for PCT hikers. Philip will be…

Illinois Valley Children’s Fair & Pet Parade at Jubilee Park, Cave Junction

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

There's going to be fun, food, lots of different activities, prizes and more! This is an event for all ages, so bring your family! https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisValleyFamilyCoalition/

“Running The Human Race: A Night of Scriptreadings” at La Baguette Music Cafe, Ashland

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cafe-Girl Productions, Inc presents “Running The Human Race”, a night of script- readings which reflect the struggle of a human's plight to connect and become whole. Six writers have submitted their scripts, including Ray Nomoto Robison's “The Private Dance”, Ruth Wire's “Vigilante Grannies”, David Copelin's “Coming Up For Air”, Catherine Hansen's “Cell Phone Sketch”, Nolan Kenmonth's “The Legend of Stingy Jack”, and Justin Blasdel's “Bitch and Moan”. The event will take place on Saturday, May 5th at 6:00 pm ending…

Gold Hill Writer’s Critique Group

May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Second Wednesdays monthly

The Gold Hill Library will host a new Writer’s Critique Group on the second Wednesday of each month beginning March 14 at the Gold Hill Library, 202 Dardanelles Street. The Writer’s Critique Group is open to eight writers of any genre with a work in progress. Participants must be willing to present their own writing for a gentle supportive critique, as well as provide the same to fellow writers. Group members commit to reading 5 pages per month of each group member’s work (up…

“A Man of No Importance” at SOU’s Main Stage Theatre in Ashland

May 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Once on May 11, 2018,
and Once on May 12, 2018,
and Once on May 17, 2018,
and Once on May 18, 2018,
and Once on May 19, 2018,
and Once on May 20, 2018

A Man of No Importance Book by Terrence McNally, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics Lynn Ahrens -- A bus conductor in turn-of-the-century Dublin, struggling with his unacceptable sexuality, persists in trying to stage Oscar Wilde’s Salome at his church, despite the strenuous objections of church authorities. This Outer Circle Award winning musical reunites the creative team behind the celebrated musical Ragtime. $21 Regular, $18 Senior, $6 Students Discounted Faculty/Staff and Student tickets must be purchased in person or by phone…

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…

New Hikes in Oregon by William L. Sullivan, Oregon Books & Games, Grants Pass

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Author and hiking guru William L. Sullivan will take us on a slide show tour of new and changed trails he discovered while updating his "100 Hikes" guidebooks for Oregon. Although some trails closed in 2017 because of fire, Sullivan balances that news with descriptions of an equal number of new destinations from around the state. We'll visit a reopened waterfall trail in Central Oregon, learn what's changed in the Columbia Gorge, sample a new section of the Oregon Coast…

“Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California” – Author Philip Kramer at the Northwest Outdoor Store, Medford

May 12 @ 6:00 pm

The comprehensive four-volume Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail set of guidebooks, which Philip’s Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California completes, addresses section hikers in addition to “thru-hikers” by breaking the trail down into 2- to 9-night trips (perfect for week or weekend outings). The complete set includes Southern California (by Shawnté Salabert), Northern California (by Philip Kramer), Oregon (by Eli Boschetto), and Washington (by Tami Asars), and offers the most complete and up-to-date information available for PCT hikers. Philip will be…

I CAN GO by Meridith Friedman, Ashland New Plays Festival

May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Tickets are on sale now for Ashland New Plays Festival's dramatic reading of Meridith Friedman’s I CAN GO, the final installment of her powerful and touching trilogy about the Hoffman family. Join us for this special, one-night-only event on Sunday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Southern Oregon University’s Main Stage Theatre. Tickets are $20 and available online or at the door, subject to availability. Tickets: https://tickets.vendini.com ANPF 2015-winning playwright Friedman brings her saga to a poignant conclusion in this new play,…

Author Dennis Ellingson at the Central Point Library

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The following authors will share their work at Jackson County Libraries this spring: Children’s author, Matt Damon, will read his book, The Fall of General Custard or The Overthrow of a Leftover during a special preschool storytime on Friday, April 13 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue. The story involves a fantastical war that takes place amongst the food in the fridge and how they negotiate peace. After storytime, Damon will lead a craft activity that teaches…

Author John Kalb at the Ashland Branch Library

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The following authors will share their work at Jackson County Libraries this spring: Children’s author, Matt Damon, will read his book, The Fall of General Custard or The Overthrow of a Leftover during a special preschool storytime on Friday, April 13 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue. The story involves a fantastical war that takes place amongst the food in the fridge and how they negotiate peace. After storytime, Damon will lead a craft activity that teaches…

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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