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How To Get Your Event Added To The Rogue Valley Messenger

March 21 @ 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

Guild Lecture Series: Wolves in America, Medford Library

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Holly Hertel weaves together wolf biology, the population comeback of wolves in America, and how wolf studies are conducted during March’s Guild Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 21, from 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room of the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue. Growing up in cornfield-dominated central Illinois, Hertel found comfort in the nature that seeped through the cracks of railroad tracks and concrete creeks. Inspired by Jane Goodall, but incredibly shy and lacking confidence, Hertel…

Open Jam at Pier 21 Tavern, Medford

March 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Held Wednesday's, Open Jam is 20-minute time slots from 8 to 11pm. Sign-ups in person (unless by special arrangements) at 730pm. I provide a guitar amp, electric guitar, electric bass, acoustic guitar, keyboards, Direct Boxes, PA system, monitor and mics. James Rusk will provide a drum set. Bring whatever makes you comfortable. For special arrangements of needs please feel free to message me or call my cell 707-485-8920 Hope can join the fun were having! 21 years of age to…

AIFF All Volunteer Training Meeting at the Historic Ashland Armory

March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Be a part of the AIFF Experience! At the heart of the Ashland Independent Film Festival is a magical group of over 350 volunteers who come together each April to be part of an event that brings happiness, change, a sense of belonging and engagement to the community. Thousands of film lovers gather at intimate venues to watch over 100 documentary, short and feature films in five days, with filmmakers coming from around the world to engage with audiences. All…

Open Mic at Cocina 7 in Williams

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Thursdays, from 7 - 10 pm http://cocina7.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Cocina7/

Karaoke Night – Every Thursday at The Whammy Bar, Grants Pass

March 22 @ 8:00 pm
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8 pm https://www.facebook.com/whammybarGP/

4th Friday Open Mic at Pony Espresso in Jacksonville

March 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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4th Fridays monthly

Songwriters 4th Friday Open Mic -- The Southern Oregon Songwriters Association (SOSA) hosts an Open Mic for originals only (no covers) at the Pony Espresso Coffeehouse, 5 pm sign-ups, 5:30 to 8:30 pm. All ages, no cover. https://www.facebook.com/Southern-Oregon-Songwriters-Association-171066466289222/

Open Mic at The Smoking Duck, Selma

March 23 @ 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Every Friday https://www.facebook.com/The-Smoking-Duck-529647397232537/

New Volunteer Orientation at Sanctuary One, Jacksonville

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We have new volunteer orientation trainings once a month. Be sure to submit a volunteer application _prior_ to attending orientation: http://sanctuaryone.org/volunteer-application/ Volunteer shifts are 10 am to 2 pm everyday, and are scheduled in advance with our staff. Volunteers are expected to work at least 8 hours (two shifts) per month. We prefer that volunteers commit to at least one year of service. Due to our remote location, we highly recommend carpooling and packing a vegan or vegetarian lunch or…

Superstar Karaoke at Granite Taphouse, Ashland

March 25 @ 9:00 pm
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Repair SO (Southern Oregon) – Monthly at the Ashland Senior Center

March 26 @ 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…

Open Mic at Oberon’s in Ashland – Mondays, 21 and over

March 26 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Time: 9pm Day: Monday Cover Charge: Free/Donation Bio: Oberon's Open Mic taken to a whole new level! Music, beat poetry, Stories, and occasional puppet show. Sign up is at 8:30 music starts at 9:00pm. Be there or be sad! Contact: www.oberonstavern.com

“Our Public Forests: Then and Now” at the Congregational Church, Medford

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

How did our western Oregon BLM and National Forests become Public Domain? Local historian Greg Walter will take us on a journey beginning with the setting aside of "forest reserves" that would become the basis for our National Forests and National Parks, and sharing a few surprisingly scandalous stories along the way. He will also give some background regarding the railroad land grants that were involved with those lands reverting back to public ownership and forming today's BLM lands. Greg…

Imperiled Forests Bird Walk with KS Wild and Rogue Valley Audubon Society

March 31 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join hike leaders from the Rogue Valley Audubon Society and Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center for a tour of mature conifer forest locations adjacent to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. KS Wild Conservation Director will provide updates on the Griffen Half Moon and North Landscape proposed timber sales. In this known habitat for Great Grey Owl and Northern Spotted Owl, Audubon board member Nathan Trimble will lead the search for both owls and song birds. Make sure to bring layers of clothing, hiking…

Community Seed Swap & Scion Exchange at Ashland’s Bellview Grange

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday, March 31st 10 am - 12 pm: Experts Speak on Soil, Seeds, Pant Propagation, and Bees 12 pm - 3 pm: Seed Swap and Scion Exchange A FREE EVENT https://www.facebook.com/growhardyseeds/ https://www.facebook.com/PollinatorProject/ https://www.facebook.com/centerforcreativechange/ https://www.facebook.com/bellview.grange/

Using Oregon’s Clean Water Laws to Stop the Pipeline, Medford Library

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a community forum about how to engage in upcoming state permitting processes about Jordan Cove LNG and the Pacific Connector Pipeline. Although the pipeline was denied by FERC in 2016, the pipeline company has reapplied under the Trump administration.The project will need both federal and state permits to move forward and public participation will be key in permit denials. Join us to learn more about how to write substantive comments for upcoming permitting decisions from the Oregon…

FFR Grand Opening & Open House in Medford

April 5 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Greetings Friends. We would like to cordially invite you to attend our special day and we officially celebrate FFR's new office location. Please feel free to join us this day as FFR along with our friends at the Medford Chamber of Commerce welcome FFR into our new home with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. We would like you to join us also for our Open House from 10:30am to 1:00pm as we also will be serving lunch. Plan now to attend…

Women Build 2018 Orientation at Habitat for Humanity, Medford

April 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Calling all interested ladies! This is an information orientation meeting regarding all things Women Build 2018. At this short event we will share all of the details about how you and your girlfriends, co-workers, gym buddies, etc can be involved! We will discuss the Lowe's Women Build Clinics, Women Build Week 2018 Schedule and Events and also, Fun and exciting fundraising opportunities and PRIZES! So bring your gal pals and join us for a very exciting KICK OFF! Drinks and…

Weed Wrangle at Griffin County Park, Grants Pass

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Calling all land stewards! Weed Wrangle - Grants Pass is a single day event focused on caring for our public lands by removing invasive plants. We will continue our work from last year, targeting the removal of Scotch broom, dyer's woad, and garlic mustard at Griffin Park and the neighboring BLM land. Meet at the Griffin Park Shelter at 8:30 am to register and join the fun! Earn 4 volunteer hours toward an annual park pass and enjoy a meal…

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

April 9 @ 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…

Ashland Community Bike Swap 2018

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The 28th Annual Bike Swap on Saturday, April 14, will provide a community venue for buying and selling working-condition bicycles and related equipment. Proceeds from this event fund bike safety education in the Rogue Valley. This event is made possible by Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC); RVTD (Rogue Valley Transportation District); The Rogue Valley Messenger; JPR (Jefferson Public Radio); Sneak Preview; and the City of Ashland Fire Department, Police Department and Transportation Commission. If you are interested in selling, items for sale…

Rushmore Rocks Volunteerism at Sanctuary One, Jacksonville

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

R) Rushmore rocks volunteerism 🐱 U) Build community & Make memories 🐶 S) Social fun - Big muscles - Cool Duties H) Lunch - Teamwork - Furry 🐮🐴🐰 HERE'S THE DEETS: The Rushmore Society, your real life social network of very busy people, INVITE ALL to pull up your britches and help out Sanctuary One Animal Rescue while building community and making memories! In partnership with Sanctuary One, we will carpool from Jacksonville (9am), break into teams, and with 55…

Sanctuary One Volunteer Week in Jacksonville

April 15 @ 10:00 am - April 21 @ 2:30 pm

Our 2017 Volunteer Week was so successful that we are proud to host it again in 2018. While we always have volunteer opportunities throughout the year (over 2000 hours served in 2017 alone!), partnering with Points of Light allows us the opportunity to highlight and celebrate the amazing community Sanctuary One is a part of in the Rogue Valley. Sanctuary One is a care farm in the Applegate Valley. Our mission is to provide a refuge for animals and a…

Gardening Class at the 1st Phoenix Community Center

April 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Gardening skills with new friends https://www.facebook.com/1st-Phoenix-Community-Center-476995379111229/

The Future of Soil – Ensuring Resilient Food & Agriculture, Medford Library

April 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Future of Soil: Ensuring Resilient Food and Agricultural Systems—In this six part series we will explore the impacts our every day decisions have on the soil. From the seeds we buy to how we grow our plants to the food we put on our table. Concepts and ideas will be presented on an agricultural industry track and a community track. Join us for the full series or for one or more single sessions. Participants who register for the Full…

Earth Day Tours of RCC Rain Garden Project, Grants Pass

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rogue Community College (RCC) and Sustainable Rogue Valley are working together to complete the demonstration Rain Garden and Bioswale on the RCC Redwood Campus to show how to help protect stormwater pollution from fouling freshwater ecosystems. The demonstration project at the RCC Redwood Campus is located next to the Josephine Building at 3345 Redwood Highway in Grants Pass. Volunteers are needed to help complete the project. Anyone who wants to get involved and experience this project firsthand is invited to…

The Landscape of Environmental Justice, Medford Library

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

RCC’s Diversity Programming Board & SO Health-E invite you to join us for dinner & a discussion about climate, environmental, & social justice, food security, and health outcomes. Learn About: • Rural movements & the work that can be done in anti-white supremacy & gender justice. • Current environmental issues from a climate- and food-justice perspective focusing on race/ethnicity and health disparities. • Protecting & restoring the diversity of native pollinators, and reducing the toxic chemicals in our environment. •…

Family Night – Free Community Event at the Ashland Family YMCA

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Awaken summer imagination with a night of fun at the Y! Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. Bring your family and friends to this FREE Community Event to experience all the Y has to offer your kids this summer! Activies include: STEM tables, sports, swimming, crafts, bounce house, obstacle course, Community Partners AND so much more! This is a FREE Community Event for families. https://www.facebook.com/ashlandfamilyY/

1st Annual Run/Walk for Peace, Ashland

April 21 @ 9:00 am

Put this on your calendar and get ready. We are also looking for sponsors. https://www.facebook.com/AshlandCultureofPeaceCommission/ http://www.ashlandcpc.org/

2018 Siskiyou Challenge in Ashland, Oregon

April 28 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Siskiyou Challenge will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018, starting at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum. The Siskiyou Challenge is a fundraiser for Rogue Valley Farm to School, a local nonprofit that educates children about our food system through hands-on farm and garden programs. The Siskiyou Challenge features six legs in this multi-sport race! The Challenge begins and ends at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum in Ashland, Oregon. Each leg can be as challenging as you want to make it as a…

5th Annual Homeless 2 Hopeful Superhero Run at Valley of the Rogue State Park, Gold Hill

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

5TH ANNUAL ‘HOMELESS 2 HOPEFUL’ SUPERHERO RUN! This event features a 1 mile Fun Run/Walk and a chip-timed 5K & 10K run. Participants and spectators are encouraged to wear their favorite SUPERHERO outfit. Also enjoy food trucks, bounce houses and face painting. All proceeds to benefit HEARTS WITH A MISSION. Tickets:  http://www.heartswithamission.org/events-fundraisers.htm

2018 Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Open House, Central Point

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Mark your calendars for the 2018 JCSO Open House! This family friendly event is free and open to the public. • Meet the deputies who patrol Jackson County and staff the jail • See our K9 teams in action • Enjoy hands-on activities for kids • Check out our multi-purpose fleet – cars, trucks, boats, and more • Find out how to become a JCSO employee or volunteer • Take a tour of our facility • DEA Take-Back Day (prescription…

Aloha Luau at Rogue Community College, Grants Pass

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

FUN - Raiser for the 4th Annual Healthy Food Festival Saturday, April 28, 2018 6 to 8 pm LUAU - Dinner & Show 8:30 pm to 11:00 - Dance Party Rogue Community College Café’ 3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass LUAU TICKETS: http://www.healthyfoodfestival.org/luau Event Tickets: $35 ea 2 for $65 Table for 8 - $245 Alcohol Free Island Beverages available Tickets Sell Early! Mayana 541-543-8052 Hula ‘O Nuku ‘Aina (A Passage in the Land) Dancers DJ Dance Party Dance Party only:…

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…

2018 Rogue Valley Bird Day at North Mountain Park in Ashland

May 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rogue Valley Bird Day is the local observance of International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), which celebrates one of the most important and spectacular events in the life of a migratory bird—its journey between wintering and breeding grounds. Join us on Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to noon, at North Mountain Park to celebrate! Enjoy Wildlife Images exhibits where you can meet some magnificent birds of prey. Join the experts for guided bird walks and compete in a bird-calling contest…

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Feeds Thousands in Jackson County

May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday, May 12, marks the 26th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive Each year on the second Saturday in May, letter carriers across the country join thousands of volunteers to collect non-perishable food donations from their customers. These donations go directly to local food pantries to provide food to people who need it, including people in Jackson County. The success of this event is completely dependent on people leaving non-perishable food donations in bags by their mailbox on Saturday,…

Fundraiser for Sanctuary One at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Medford

May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sometimes eating out can be a challenge when you’re committed to eating vegan. However, Chipotle has several vegan options and they’re also keen on helping Sanctuary One! On Saturday May 19 from 4-8pm the Chipotle in Medford will be donating 50% of sales to Sanctuary One. Getting yummy vegan food and supporting one of your favorite nonprofits- that’s a win/win! In order for your purchase to count towards Sanctuary One, you must either a) verbally tell your Chipotle cashier that…

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…

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…

Cranberries Make Delicious Memories – Class at the OSU Extension Center in Central Point

November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cranberries Make Delicious Memories Tuesday, November 6, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Cost $5.00 Instructors: Jeanne Evers and Master Food Preserver volunteers Famous for their bright red color and characteristic taste, cranberries are a significant Oregon crop. Learn about the history, harvest and uses of these nutritious little jewels. Home preservation will be highlighted with samples of juices, sauces, salsas, mustards, and more. Taste breads, desserts, and other tempting treats using cranberries. Learn enough to put together a “Cranberry…

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