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December 2019

Explore Science and Nature

December 13, 2019 - February 5, 2020
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EXPLORE SCIENCE AND NATURE AT JACKSON COUNTY LIBRARY SERVICES Bugs-R-Us Educational Services presents five family-friendly programs this winter. John Jackson of Bugs-R-Us Educational Services will present a variety of science and nature-themed programs at Jackson County Libraries this winter. These programs are free and for all-ages. Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils Shady Cove Library: Friday, December 27, 2019 from 1:00–2:00 p.m. Learn about different types of rocks and minerals, including how fossils form. Learn about Oregon's geology, and discover how we…

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Speed Dating For All!

December 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - January 23, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
As You Like It – A Love Revolution, 383 East Main Street
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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As You Like It strives to be a space that fosters connection, community, and love for all. So we will be hosting a series of speed dating events to help people of all persuasions make new friends, get to know their community members, and maybe even make a love connection! Speed Dating for Womxn will be on Thursday, December 19th. Heterosexual Speed Dating will be on Thurday, January 9th. Speed Dating for All Genders will be on Thursday, January 23rd.…

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January 2020

Ashland Parks and Recreation Programs for Winter/Spring

January 1 - May 31
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PROGRAMS Project FeederWatch 620 N Mountain Ave, 541.488.6606, Jennifer.Aguayo@ashland.or.us AshlandParksandRec.org Help count birds that visit the feeders at the North Mountain Park Nature Center while learning to identify species with expert birders. This is a great opportunity for all-levels of birders to get acquainted with local species and mingle with other birders under the covered pavilion. The information collected will be submitted to Cornell University’s FeederWatch project, a nationwide citizen-science bird monitoring effort. Bird watching takes place alternate Saturdays, November…

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More Ashland Parks & Rec Programs

January 1 - May 31
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How to Make Gluten-Free, Sprouted, Sourdough Bread 620 N Mountain Ave, 541.488.6606, Jennifer.Aguayo@ashland.or.us AshlandParksandRec.org Learn how to turn inexpensive whole grains into healthy and delicious gluten-free bread using the power of sprouting and wild fermentation. Course participants will learn to maintain starter, make flatbread and make multigrain bread. Bring two small containers for bringing home some sourdough starter and bread dough. Class includes delicious bread to eat and all the recipes you need to be successful at home. For more…

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Ashland Senior Services Division

January 1 - May 31
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ASHLAND SENIOR SERVICES DIVISION Young at Art Ashland Parks & Recreation – Senior Services Division 1699 Homes Ave in Ashland, 541.488.5342 AshlandSeniorCenter.org Enjoy a free monthly art class open to all skill levels, no experience required! Each session will explore a different medium and subject. All supplies will be provided. Please call the Senior Center at 541.488.5342 to register. WHO: Seniors wanting to learn some art tips and have fun being creative WHAT: Informal art class exploring a variety of…

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Bloomsbury Books Author Readings

January 1 - January 31
Bloomsbury Books, 290 E Main St
Ashland, OR United States
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Bloomsbury Books Author Readings January 2020 Monday January 13th 7:00 pm Les AuCoin author of Catch and Release: An Oregon Life in Politics In 1974, at the age of thirty-two, Les AuCoin became the first Democrat to win a US House seat in Oregon’s First District. He was one of the post-Watergate reformers who shook up an insular, autocratic Congress and led fights for affordable housing, wilderness protection, abortion rights, and nuclear arms control. Catch and Release offers a revealing…

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NMP Nature Center Community Programs

January 1 - April 30
North Mountain Park, 620 N Mountain Ave
Ashland, OR United States
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Project FeederWatch Help count birds that visit the feeders at North Mountain Park while learning to identify species with expert birders. This is a great opportunity for all-levels of birders to get acquainted with local species and mingle with other birders under the covered pavilion. The information collected will be submitted to Cornell University's FeederWatch project, a nationwide citizen-science bird-monitoring effort. Bird watching takes place alternate Saturdays, November through March. Pre-registration is not required for this free program. For more…

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Bloomsbury Books Author Talks in January

January 13 - January 30
Bloomsbury Books, 290 E Main St
Ashland, OR United States
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Monday January 13th 7:00 pm Les AuCoin author of Catch and Release: An Oregon Life in Politics In 1974, at the age of thirty-two, Les AuCoin became the first Democrat to win a US House seat in Oregon’s First District. He was one of the post-Watergate reformers who shook up an insular, autocratic Congress and led fights for affordable housing, wilderness protection, abortion rights, and nuclear arms control. Catch and Release offers a revealing glimpse behind the scenes of congressional…

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Hacky Sack Session

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Caldera Tap House, 31 Water St
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Saturday, January 18th , from 10am-Noon, my good friends Jesse Biesanz, David Brown and I are hosting a Hacky Sack session outside the former Caldera Tap House on Water Street in Ashland. We’ll be under the overpass. This usually happens on the third Saturday of every month. We missed the fun and camaraderie of a good friendly Hack Circle and…more importantly, we missed the practice! It’s fun, aerobic, cooperative, demands balance, coordination, quick thinking and accuracy…So whether you’re new to…

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Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

January 20 @ 12:00 pm
The Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Free

Tributes to his enduring legacy featuring a variety of diverse live performances. The celebration is free and open to the public. Non-perishable food donations are encouraged.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration: Roll Down Justice

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bethany Presbyterian Church, 741 NW 4th St
Grants Pass, OR United States
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January 20th 6pm - 8pm Bethany Presbyterian Church 741 NW 4th St. Grants Pass, OR Join us for an evening remembering the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This evening will include local speakers and live music from the Songbird Trio and Rogue Singers. There will also be a panel discussion and refreshments. This is a free community event.

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FREE Nature Pub Talk: Wings

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Grape Street Bar and Grill, 31 S. Grape St.
Medford, OR 97501 United States
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Southern Oregon Land Conservancy (SOLC) hosts a Nature Pub Talk on wings, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Grape Street Bar & Grill in Medford (31 South Grape Street). This event is free to the community and open to all ages. A panel of experts will provide a glimpse of the natural history of the Rogue River region with a focus on wings—critters that fly, pollinate and twirl in the air. Topics include bats with…

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For the Love of Bacon

January 24 - January 25
Jackson County Expo., 1 Peninger Road
Central Point, OR 97502 United States
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Join us for the 1st annual Bacon and Barrels event, January 24th and 25th at the Jackson County Expo. Born from the “Bacon and Bourbon festivals” around the nation… the Jackson County Expo and Ubhill One Concessions has initiated the first ever Bacon and Barrel event in Southern Oregon! This new event offers participants’ extensive bacon sampling, distilled spirit samples, whiskey lectures, bacon-inspired appetizer samples, live entertainment AND on Saturday, a full Bacon Bloody Mary Bar! ***Save our BACON*** We…

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Chinese New Years with The Paddington Family of Stores

January 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Paddington Station, 125 E Main St
Ashland, OR United States
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Come celebrate the Year of the Rat and ring in the Lunar New Year with the Paddington Family of Stores! Where: Paddington Station 125 E Main Street Paddington Station: Inspired By Oregon 131 East Main Street What: Chinese New Years with The Paddington Family of Stores When: Friday, January 24, 2020, 11 am to 2pm Saturday, January 25, 2020, 11am to 2pm Price: FREE From January 24 - 26, 2020 (while supplies last), each customer will receive a FREE fortune…

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Music from Sakha and Tuva

January 25 - January 26
Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Highway 99 N
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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An evening with Sounds of Siberia: Music from Sakha and Tuva Yuliana Krivoshapkina and Nachyn Choreve January 25, 2020 Jackson Wellsprings 2253 OR-99 N, Ashland, OR 97520 Tickets on sale at Brownpapertickets https://ashlandsoundsofsiberia.brownpapertickets.com/?fbclid=IwAR2uTHaqIh1MKs2xui_e_gADasg12hPa_yOjvfNhX4HSq98PAVnh4fCH1UE Together, Yuliyana and Nachyn transport listeners to the vast expanse of Siberia. Nachyn's mastery of the different styles of throat singing takes listeners to the taiga and mountain brooks of Tuva, while Yuliyana brings the sounds of the birds, reindeer, and winds of the endless tundra of…

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The Art and Craft of Personal Storytelling Workshop

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashland First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St.
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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$85

Learn to tell stories that transform. In this one day workshop, Hearth founder and veteran storyteller Mark Yaconelli will help you learn how to excavate, craft, and share impactful stories from your own life. A preview of the Hearth’s Certificate in Community Storytelling program, this is a great introduction for teachers, parents, nonprofit leaders, business professionals, students, and activists to the power of personal storytelling. Date & Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Saturday, January 25, 2020 Cost: $85, includes lunch Location: Wesley Hall,…

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Sustaining Climate Activists

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, January 25, 2019 from 10:00 am - noon Adams Room, Medford Public Library A facilitated monthly support group addressing the fatigue, distress and grief for those engaged in climate action. Held on the 4th Saturday of each month from 10:00 - noon, followed by time for snacking and schmoozing. Facilitators: Liz Olson (Clinical Chaplain) and Ken Deveney (Trainer of Re-Evaluation Counseling). No registration necessary, but arrival on time is critical. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. Questions: Liz@socan.eco

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Only Hope: A Survivor’s Stories of the Holocaust

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ashland Library – Gresham Room, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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IRVING LUBLINER PRESENTS ONLY HOPE: A SURVIVOR’S STORIES OF THE HOLOCAUST Ashland, Oregon (January 6, 2020) — Before she passed away in 1974, Felicia Bornstein Lubliner wrote about her internment in Polish ghettos and two concentration camps, Auschwitz and Gross-Rosen. Her powerful stories were recently published by her son, Irving Lubliner, emeritus SOU professor and Ashland resident. He will share excerpts from Only Hope: A Survivor’s Stories of the Holocaust on Sunday, January 26 from 1:00–2:00 p.m. in the Gresham…

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Jackson County CoC Conducts Annual Homeless Count

January 27 - January 31
Access, 3630 Aviation Way
Medford, OR 97504 United States
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Every year in January, the Jackson County Continuum of Care conducts the Point in Time Count (PIT). This count attempts to collect information on people who are residing in emergency shelters or transitional housing programs as well as those who are living in vehicles, tents or other places not meant for human habitation. The purpose of the count is to provide a snapshot of homelessness in Jackson County, connect those experiencing homelessness to area resources and support services, and to…

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February 2020

Siskiyou Permaculture Events

February 1 - May 3
Wolf Gulch Farm, 7000 Little Applegate Rd
Jacksonville, OR 97530 United States
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February 1-6, 2020 Social Forestry Wolf Gulch Farm, Little Applegate This is a six-day advanced permaculture course with Hazel aka Tom Ward in which we explore reconnecting with forests through ecological knowledge, the use of hand tools and woodscrafts, seasonal festivals, work cycles and much, much more while we are re-establishing our heart space and wonder in the woods. Register early to reserve your place as this course often sells out. February 22 - May 3, 2020 Permaculture Design Course…

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