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October 2019

Forest Fragments: Drawing Native Plants in an Ethnobotanical Sketchbook

October 12 - October 13
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$120

Explore creative ways to draw and learn about native forest plants. Connect with nature through careful observation and study. This workshop will combine techniques for designing and drawing in an ethnobotanical sketchbook: learn about our local native plants and how indigenous peoples utilized them. We’ll begin with loose, meditative sketching exercises, then practice creating a personal sketchbook page that blends sketches, ethnobotanical information and reflections. Finally, we will create a finished portrait of a selected plant using colored pencils on…

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Adopt, Hibernate, or Migrate?

October 12 @ 9:00 am
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 Join Mandy Noel, environmental educator, and Kate Halstead, ornithologist, for a family friendly hike on the Lower Table Rock Loop Trail (1/2-mile accessible trail) to learn how the wildlife and plants living at the Table Rocks prepare for winter. The hike will include activities for young naturalists. Dress for fall weather and bring your rain gear just in case! (https://family-hike-fall2019.eventbrite.com)

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Fall in the Field Pondiversity!

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Learn all about the diversity of life at Ashland Pond with hands-on activities for the whole family.

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Fall Stewardship Day

October 12 @ 9:00 am
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Southern Oregon Land Conservancy (SOLC) is hosting a fall stewardship day on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Rogue River Preserve in Eagle Point. Volunteers from the community are welcome to help care for this conserved property along the Rogue River by pulling invasive Scotch broom to make room for native oak trees and wildflowers. Volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Weed wrenches, other tools, gloves and snacks will be provided.…

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Plan for Profit: Small Farms Goal Setting

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
OSU Extension Office, 215 Ringuette St.
Grants Pass, OR 97526 United States
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$25

REGISTRATION: On-line registration available:  http://bit.ly/jocosmallfarms or contact: OSU Extension Josephine County Small Farms,sharon.evans@oregonstate.edu  541-476-6613 or OSU Extension Jackson County (SOREC) Small Farms, paula.burkhalter@oregonstate.edu  541-776-7371 ABOUT THE EVENT Plan for Profit, Part 1: Goal Setting-You will have a better life if you run the farm, rather than the farm running you. Do you feel exhausted instead of invigorated?  Overwhelmed? Decisions impact us financially, socially and environmentally.  So, how do we balance our values in each area of life? Goal setting for…

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Ashland Green and Solar Tour

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 North Mountain Avenue
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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This will be your opportunity to tour innovative green homes and buildings to see how you can use solar energy, energy efficiency and other sustainable technologies to reduce monthly utility bills and help mitigate climate change. Learn exciting new ideas and get inspired by what others have created! All tour participants will travel by bus to multiple home sites, with a bring-your-own lunch stop along the way.

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Water is Life: Tour of Ashland Pond

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Participants will investigate the interconnections between Ashland Pond, the regional watershed and what they mean for the area's biodiversity. Participants will engage in thinking about the role of water in the ecosystem of Ashland Pond, while learning about and exploring the pond and surrounding creeks. Families should come with a sense of adventure and be dressed for the weather. Porta potties available on site. All program supplies will be provided. Pre-register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at…

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9th Annual & Final SIS-Q Smash-Up

October 19 @ 4:30 pm
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Light The Night Walk benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

October 19 @ 5:00 pm
Twin Creeks Park, 555 Twin Creeks Xing
Central Point, OR 97502 United States
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This year, in the fall, these teams and their communities Light The Night at our walks where we gather together to celebrate, honor and remember those touched by cancer.

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Love Your Water Week

October 21 - October 25
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On the week of October 21, join us for free tours and workshops.  Learn where your water comes from and where it goes.  If you’ve always wanted to see Reeder Reservoir up close, join our Free tour on 10/23!   We’ll also have a full week classes about stormwater management, rainwater catchment and building your own greywater systems.  www.ashland.or.us/register

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Monster Dash Run For Education

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lithia Park, 59 Winburn Way
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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$10 – $30

11th annual Monster Dash in Lithia Park with an after party at the Brickroom with free beer or soda and commemorative pint glass for racers! Free hat from Sun Day Afternoons. Cash prizes for top male and female, plus gift card prizes from local merchants for age group winners in all races. All events chip-timed, costumes encouraged. Profits support core educational needs in the Ashland public schools. Info on website or to register online. Questions? Call 541-482-8197. Flyers at Ashland…

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Family Fun Archery

October 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Sunday, repeating until October 27, 2019

The Grove, 1195 e main
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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For ages, 8 to 98. Beginners welcome. Learn archery while having fun popping balloons & loosing arrows at creative targets! Rental equipment available.  Family rates. Children required to have an adult supervise & participate with them. More Info at:  www.MoonbowArchery.com.

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Inviting Birds Into Your Yard and Into Your Life

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 North Mountain Avenue
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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$15

Do you want to learn about the birds in your yard and in your neighborhood? This presentation uses beautiful photography and information about local birds, to help you connect with the birds that live in our area and learn about the ways to invite them into your yard. Various types of feeders, bird baths and native plants will be part of the discussion.  Prerequisite: curiosity! Pre-register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541.488.6606.

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November 2019

Attracting and Feeding Birds in Your Yard

November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 North Mountain Avenue
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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$15

Participants will learn what types of bird feeders are best for attracting specific bird species as well as feeder placement and foods that attract various birds. Questions such as “When should I feed birds? What bird seeds work best to attract a variety of birds? Should I feed birds year-round? What about feeding hummingbirds?,” will be answered. Bird feeders will be displayed to help participants have a broader understanding of feeder types. Bird species common to our area visiting feeders…

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Southern Oregon Ski and Snowboard Swap

November 8 - November 9
Jackson County Expo – Central Point Oregon, 1 Peninger Road
Central Point, OR 97502 United States
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Restorative Yoga Set to Music

November 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Rose Yoga, 685 A St
Ashland, OR United States
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$25

Please join me for an evening of music and very gentle restorative yoga practice. The yoga practice will be in its simplest form and no previous experience is necessary. In addition to cello I will bring a set of tibetan singing bowls and of course the magical viola da gamba. The fee for workshop is $25. It's best to sign up in advance as space is limited. Registration form and details available here: http://www.roseyogacenter.com/event/musical-restorative-with-michal/

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Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink Opens

November 21 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink, 95 Winburn Way
Ashland, 97520
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www.ashland.or.us/icerink Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink Opens! Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink (A division of Ashland Parks & Recreation) 95 Winburn Way – 541-488-9189 — ashland.or.us/icerink It’s that time of year again… so lace up your skates and hit the ice! The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink will be operational November 21, 2019 through February 17, 2020 The outdoor rink, a division of Ashland Parks & Recreation, is located at 95 Winburn Way, across from the Lithia Park playground, around…

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December 2019

Project FeederWatch

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on November 23, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on December 7, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on December 21, 2019 at 9:00am

North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 North Mountain Avenue
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Help count birds that visit the feeders at North Mountain Park, while learning to identify species with expert birders. The information collected will be submitted to Cornell University’s FeederWatch project, a nationwide citizen science bird monitoring effort. Pre-registration is not required for this free program. WHO: All-level birders can learn about local birds and mingle with other birders under a covered pavilion WHAT: An annual survey of birds that visit feeders in winter

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Livestock Guardian Dogs

December 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Rd
Central Point, OR United States
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$20 – $30

Livestock Guardian Dogs offer protection against small and large predators, including WOLVES! As an introduction to livestock guardian dogs, this course will include where to find good information, how to get started with LGDs, and how to find a reputable breeder. You will learn general “rules” for training and keeping LGDs, and effectively using LGDs against large and small predators.  We will also look at recently completed research comparing various “new” breeds and their effectiveness against wolves. Louise Liebenberg, a…

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First Frost Celebration at the Ice Rink

December 14 @ 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink, 95 Winburn Way
Ashland, 97520
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First Frost Celebration at the Ice Rink Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:30-10pm 95 Winburn Way www.ashland.or.us/icerink Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink (A division of Ashland Parks & Recreation) 541-488-9189 Don’t miss FIRST FROST: Seasonal gala special event on December 14, from 2:30 to 10 p.m. Highlights Include… Hockey Exhibition Game 2:30 PM Discounted Family Skate 5-7 PM Figure Skating Performances 7:30 PM Rec Skate & Live Dj 8-10 PM The outdoor rink, a division of…

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