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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

Candidate’s Forum for SD3, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Ashland

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

This forum is for the position currently held by Senator Alan DeBoer. All Republican and Democratic candidates who have filed for this seat have been invited. They will be addressing a wide range of issues, including questions from the audience. Find out how your favorite candidate stacks up against the rest. This forum is happening just before ballots are mailed out - just in time to make a final decision. Jointly sponsored by the Mountain Meadows Democrats Plus and the…

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…

Movie Night at Pioneer Village, Jacksonville

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Pioneer Village for a movie night on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 6 pm! Mayor Paul Becker will be our host! Bring your family and enjoy popcorn, liquorice whips, soda, and coffee while we watch High Society! Enter to win a Movie Basket! RSVP to 541-899-6825 by April 25, 2018. 541-899-6825 • 805 N. 5th St., Jacksonville, OR 97530 • www.PioneerVillageOregon.com

Community Maypole Honoring at the Jackson Wellsprings, Ashland

April 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come honor and annoint the sacred maypole as part of our 5 Days of Beltane festival! Bring prayers, charms, sacred symbols, tools for carving, highest intentions, whatever you've got! All ages, genders, orientations etc welcome! Together we heal the sacred masculine wound... https://www.facebook.com/AshlandOAKtemple/  

Friends of The Cascade Siskiyou National Monument Hike & Learn, Pre-hike Presentation at The Ashland Outdoor Store

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hike & Learn with the Friends of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument will launch its 2018 season by reflecting upon how the land we love was used before European settlement. Dr. Jeff LaLande, historian and archaeologist, will host this free event.   On Friday night, join us for an informative talk in the Ashland Outdoor Store. Dr. Lalande will explore the seasonal uses by different Native groups — the Shasta and the Takelma — who have a history of hunting and gathering…

Star Wars Day at Astral Games, Medford

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

May 4, celebrates George Lucas' Star Wars. It is observed by fans of the media franchise. Observance of the commemorative day spread quickly through media and grassroots celebrations. The date was chosen for the pun on the catchphrase "May the Force be with you" as "May the Fourth be with you". Even though the holiday was not actually created or declared by Lucasfilm, many Star Wars fans across the world have chosen to celebrate the holiday. It has since been…

Meditation Series with Author Guy Finley, Life of Learning Foundation, Merlin

May 4 @ 7:30 pm
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Once on March 23, 2018,
and Once on April 6, 2018,
and Once on April 20, 2018,
and Once on May 4, 2018,
and Once on May 18, 2018

Join best-selling "Letting Go" author Guy Finley, renowned teacher of meditation for a 6-part meditation series. Learn how to start your own meaningful practice, or to greatly deepen your current one. Tap into and realize the essence of spiritual freedom. Dates:  March 9 & 23, April 6 & 20, May 4 & 18 @ 7:30pm This series is being held by a non-profit and all donations are tax-deductible. Cost: $18 one-time donation for all 6 sessions, or $3 per meeting. Pay at the door.  Everyone…

Spring Garden Fair at the Jackson County Expo, Central Point

May 5 @ 9:00 am - May 6 @ 4:00 pm

The 39th Annual Jackson County Master Gardener Association Spring Garden Fair, the largest gardening event in Southern Oregon, is the family-friendly place to shop and learn between Portland and San Francisco. Find flowers, vegetables, shrubs, trees, soil amendments and garden equipment as you head into the gardening season. Check out lawn and garden art, get information on pollinator-friendly gardening, and stop by free “how to” classes provided by Jackson County Master Gardener Association experts. Plant Clinic volunteers can diagnose problems and answer gardening questions. Get a…

Peace Corps Info Session: Volunteer at Any Age! – Ashland Senior Center

May 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Whether you're fresh out of college, mid-career or retired, Peace Corps service is the opportunity of a lifetime. Whether you are thinking about applying, or just curious, join us at this information session to learn about Volunteer experiences, ask questions about Peace Corps life and service, and pick up tips to guide you through the application process.   When:  Monday, May 7, 2:30 - 4:00 pm Where:  Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave, Ashland For questions about this event, contact Lisa Snell - lsnell@peacecorps.gov

Volunteer Night: Stop the Pacific Connector Pipeline, Rogue Action Center, Medford

May 8 @ 4:00 pm
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Once on June 12, 2018

Every second Tuesday of the month, Rogue Climate and the No LNG Exports Coalition will be hosting a "No Pacific Connector Pipeline" Volunteer night at the Rogue Action Center. Stop by any time between 4 and 8pm to volunteer! Join us for volunteer nights on Tuesday, December 12th, January 9th, February 13th, March 13th, April 10th, May 8th, and June 12th to help stop the pipeline. See you there!  

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…

17th Annual Bikers Have Heart Yahtzee Run, D&S Harley-Davidson, Medford

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fun ride playing Yahtzee along the way and you get to pick your route. End Party with live music, BBQ by Big Daddy's BBQ, auction, 50/50, games and more. Proceeds will benefit a local 5 year old, Lillie, who is battling a life threatening illness. Registration begins at 9:00 am. Ride leaves at 10.$20 per Yahtzee hand. End party is free and open to everyone. Come roll the dice and save a life. https://www.dsharley.com/non-profit-charity-foundation--bikers-have-heart https://www.facebook.com/dsharleydavidson/

Southern Oregon Tenants Union Monthly Meeting

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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April 8, May 13, June 10

Have you faced drastic rent increases? Have you experienced landlords neglecting to take care of basic services in your property? Have you seen friends or family driven from their homes in the ever more predatory rental markets of Southern Oregon? If so, then you are not alone! Join us this Sunday for our monthly meeting of tenants defending our community and neighbors. It is time that we fought back against the mass displacement and destruction of families that is plaguing…

A Call to Community – Foster Care & Adoption Meeting at Rise Coffeehouse in Medford

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Second Mondays monthly

A Call to Community - Foster Care & Adoption is an open house event on the 2nd Monday of each month at Rise Coffeehouse at 1123 E. Jackson St., Medford, OR 97504. Our Recruitment Coordinator, as well as a panel of foster & adoptive parents, look forward to welcoming you! A Call to Community is geared towards those wondering what the whole foster care or adoption journey is about, what it means to partner with DHS Child Welfare, and for…

The Sharpening Stone presents the 2018 Earth Skills Gathering in Sunny Valley, Oregon

May 16 @ 9:00 am - May 21 @ 9:00 am

Registration for our 2018 gathering is NOW OPEN! A limited number of Early Bird tickets are available on the website. When they are gone, tickets will be available on a sliding scale at the same prices as last year. We are so excited to gather with you all again, May 16th-21st. For more information, and to register check out our website! www.thesharpeningstone.com Please share our flyer to help spread the word. Thank you! https://www.facebook.com/thesharpeningstone/  

Guild Lecture Series Presents Talks on Roman History, Medford Public Library

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Once on June 20, 2018,
and Once on July 18, 2018

Guild Lecture Series Presents Talks on Roman History Medford, Oregon (April 9, 2018) —The Medford Library presents a three-part series of lectures on Roman history by Ean Roby as part of the Medford Library’s Guild Lecture Series. Enjoy these fascinating talks on Wednesday, May 16, June 20, and July 18 from 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room of the Medford Library, 205 S. Central Avenue. Roby, professor emeritus at Ohlone College in Fremont, California, taught philosophy and comparative religions for…

Retail Food Summit at the Grants Pass Museum of Art

May 16 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Grocery stores and restaurants that promote well-being by highlighting healthy choices in the store or on the menu can increase customer traffic and overall sales. Blue Zones Project is helping food retail organizations in Grants Pass transform their businesses so healthy choices become easier. Hear from industry leaders and discover how you can support this community-wide effort while benefiting your business. Free Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/retail-food-summit-tickets-45149850418?aff=efbeventtix

Third Thursday Tea and Talk at The Pollinator Place, Phoenix

May 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Third Thursdays monthly

Join us for a monthly Tea and Talk every Thursday! It’s just a casual monthly gathering at The Pollination Place. Stop in, pull up a chair, and enjoy a cup of tea. Sure, bring the kids! Let's talk about the important issue(s) of the day --- from pollinators to pesticides to politics --- and your ideas about what we can do. Co-hosts: Beyond Toxics & Center for Creative Change https://www.facebook.com/PollinatorProject/

What is Cultural Appropriation? — Oregon Humanities Program at the Josephine County Library District in Williams

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Saturday, May 19 from 5–6:30 p.m. Williams branch of Josephine Community Library District 20695 Williams Hwy Issues of cultural appropriation and identity are complicated. How do we make sense of this and what effect does it have on us as individuals and as Oregonians? This is the focus of “What is Cultural Appropriation?” a FREE Oregon Humanities conversation led by Surabhi Mahajan from 5–6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 at the Williams branch. Surabhi’s experience as part of a family of immigrants…

Application Orientation for Housing Program at Habitat for Humanity, Medford

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity is hosting an application orientation for their housing program. This informational orientation is recommended for all program applicants. We will provide an overview of Habitat and our mission, the housing program qualification standards for 2018 and the application process and requirements. To view our qualification guide in advance of this meeting, visit our website at http://www.roguevalleyhabitat.org and click the "Housing Program" tab. This orientation will also mark the opening of another 30-day application window for…

The Spirit of Justice Conference – Ashland, OR May 26-27

May 26 @ 8:30 am - May 27 @ 6:00 pm

The Spirit of Justice Conference May 26-27, 2018 – Ashland Hills Hotel in Ashland, Southern Oregon. A 2-day format that is inspiring, informative and more participatory than ever. Come experience ten accomplished presenters and facilitators conducting multimedia lectures, conversational panels, and deep-dive intensive workshops. • DAY 1- Get Informed & Connected: Multimedia Lectures and Interactive Panels • DAY 2- Get Inspired & Activated: Audience-Involved Deep-Dive Workshops Watch videos, read Speaker bios and get details: http://www.ANPconference.com/2018ashland 2018 Presenters: Will Wilkinson (Moderator)…

Repair SO (Southern Oregon) – Monthly at the Ashland Senior Center

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Fourth Mondays monthly

Does your favorite blouse need a button or some pants need stitching? Come join Master Recyclers Heidi and Paulette for this free clothing repair event! Repairs will be provided by volunteers. They’ll bring sewing machines, needles, thread and buttons; you bring whatever needs fixin’ (no zippers or alterations, please). Please bring clean items only. This is a brand new idea for our area, based on the “Repair Cafes” begun in Holland and Sweden, and are now a regular feature in…

21st Annual Rogue Valley Veterans Powwow in White City

June 2 @ 10:30 am
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June 2 & 3


Just Resist! An Evening With Winona LaDuke and Water Protectors at Southern Oregon University in Ashland

June 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Just resist! On June 3rd from 3-5pm, communities from across southern Oregon and northern California will gather at the SOU campus to raise awareness around indigenous sovereignty, environmental justice, climate action, and community resistance against large fossil fuel projects. Join water protectors from across the area and internationally-renowned activist, environmentalist, and writer known for her work on indigenous environmental justice issues and sustainable development: Winona LaDuke. She will be sharing her thought-provoking stories and knowledge centered around current environmental issues.…

Windows in Time Presents “Gone Beneath the Waters: Lost Creek Lake Villages”

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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June 6 & 13

Dennis Ellingson has researched the area beneath Lost Creek Lake and will share his expertise on Wednesday, June 6 at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue, and Wednesday, June 13 at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard, from 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. at both locations. Not too long ago and not too far away, the Villages of McLeod and Laurelhurst existed along the banks of the Upper Rogue, but they were drowned out when the Lost Creek dam…

2018 Hope Mountain Barter Faire at Lake Selmac County Park, Selma

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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June 15 - 17

The Hope Mountain Barter Faire returns for Sweet Number 16. The Faire is a 3-day celebration of culture and creative energies, featuring unique entertainment, trading, live music, and great food. This is a family-friendly event. All are invited to attend as long as you are respectful, responsible, cooperative and nonviolent. The 16th annual faire will once take place at Lake Selmac County Park. Learn much more about the culture and history of our Barter Faire at http://www.hopemountainbarterfaire.org

Celebrate Your Wild & Scenic Rivers and National Trails at Valley of the Rogue State Park, Rogue River

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come join us for a FREE day of fun as we celebrate 50 years of Wild and Scenic Rivers and the National Trails System! Join federal agencies, conservation non-profits, local businesses, and your community for a day of fun and celebration at Valley of the Rogue State Park. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. There will be informational booths, food trucks, beer, wine, activities for the kids, guest speakers, music, river trips and more! Come on…

Creativity Conference at Southern Oregon University in Ashland

August 3 @ 9:00 am - August 6 @ 12:00 pm

Join us August 3-6, 2018 for the Creativity Conference at SOU. Whether you're creative, study creativity, seek to leverage creative thinking or all of the above; this conference has something for everyone. Keynote speakers include Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Robert Sternberg as well as invited addresses by Michael Mumford, Mark Runco, Marjorie Taylor, and Vlad Glaveanu . In addition to this amazing list of speakers, the conference will also feature presentations on creativity research across a wide variety of academic fields.…

The Fourth Annual Priestess Convergence at the Goddess Temple of Ashland at the Jackson Wellsprings

September 13 @ 3:00 pm - September 16 @ 5:00 pm

This is an intimate, but larger scale ceremonial event for women who walk or are called to the Priestess Path. The Convergence has proven to be a flawless, inclusive, and deeply true homecoming for all who join - we would love to welcome you Home here, too. Some of what we'll share together: ~Ritual Immersion in the sacred spring (Mikvah) ~Honoring Ceremony from the trusted Men of the temple ~Priestess Arts ~Serpent Initiation ~Holy Bee Medicine ~Oracular Attunement ~and omni-faith,…

16th Annual Rogue Valley Business Resource Forum

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

SAVE THE DATE! There is no other event in the Rogue Valley that brings together representatives from all over Oregon to answer your small business questions. Get free consultations, attend seminars that cover up-to-date topics for all stages of business, and network with fellow entrepreneurs. Ticket information:  http://roguebizforum.com/ https://www.facebook.com/RogueBizForum/

Women In Beekeeping International Conference and Retreat 2019 in Ashland, Oregon

January 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

The best beekeeping conference and retreat honoring Women in Beekeeping Education, Honey Production, Backyard/Hobbyist and Commercial/Industrial Beekeeping. Planned for January 12th (9 am - 5 pm) and 13th (9 am - 1 pm), 2019. Specifics TBA https://www.facebook.com/OregonHoneyFestival/ https://www.facebook.com/Women-In-Beekeeping-International-569609216711553/

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