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Jackson County Sportmen’s & Outdoor Recreation Show at The Expo, Central Point

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - February 25 @ 5:00 pm

Please Join us for the Jackson County Sportsmen's & Outdoor Recreation Show. We will be talking kids firearm safety and have other activities for the kids. Hours: Friday 2/15 12:00PM-9:00PM Saturday 2/24 9:00AM-8:00PM Sunday 2/25 9:00AM-5:00PM See you there!! Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jackson-county-sportsmens-outdoor-recreation-show-tickets-40879268994?aff=efbeventtix

How To Get Your Event Added To The Rogue Valley Messenger

February 24 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm
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Daily

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

BUILD(H)ER SKILLS – Intro To Carpentry for Women. Workshop at Ashland High School Woodshop

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The last one was a blast, so we're doing it again! Come join us (Talent Maker City) for this workshop designed specifically with beginners in mind! This will be a supportive and fun learning environment for women to develop basic carpentry skills. Students will learn how to accurately cut and assemble pieces to make a basic storage crate. PLEASE NOTE Workshop held at the Ashland High School wood shop near the intersection of Morse Ave. & Siskiyou Blvd. in Ashland.…

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

February 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…

Massage Therapy Program Info Session at RCC, Grants Pass

February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Once on February 26, 2018

The Rogue Community College (RCC) Massage Therapy program invites you to attend a program information meeting. Come decide whether the massage therapy field is the right career choice for you. Meetings will be held on the RCC Redwood Campus at 3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass in Building M, Room 1: • Monday, January 22, 2018 from 5:30-7 p.m. • Monday, February 26, 2018 from 5:30-7 p.m. Massage Therapy is a limited-entry program. Attending an information meeting is mandatory for the…

Plant Spirit Journeys, Essential Wellness in Ashland

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Feb 26, March 5 and 12

http://www.gowildconsulting.com/class/mugwort-plant-spirit-journey/ How did the ancients learn about the healing properties of plants? Many say that the plants told them. What if this is true? Do you want to find out for yourself and build your capacity to source directly from nature through meditation? Class starts with an ethnobotanical intro to the plant and plant journey methods, followed by a group meditation and time to share our insights. Please bring a journal. Cost: $20/per class $52 for the whole series. To…

Southern Oregon Resource Fair at Central Medford High School

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon Resource Fair A one-stop shop for connections to valuable community resources in the areas of health care, housing, education, transportation, law enforcement, and more. FREE TO THE PUBLIC. THE FIRST 100 PEOPLE IN THE DOOR GET A $5 GIFT CARD TO FOOD 4 LESS! Food, childcare, and Spanish interpretation are provided! Located at MSD Education Center (815 S. Oakdale Ave.): Downstairs in the Board Room https://www.facebook.com/Medford-Schools-Special-Education-and-Student-Services-371315909599275/ https://www.facebook.com/medfordschooldistrict549c/

Beginner Blues Dancing at Grape Street Bar and Grill, Medford

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Beginner Blues is now LIVE! Tess Minnick Dance is teaming up with Ashland Blues Society to bring you an evening of dance and live music you won't want to miss. Join us at Grape Street Bar and Grill for a FREE Beginner Blues dance lesson before the live jam heats the place up on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. No partner or experience is required!  

We Can Reverse Global Warming, A Free Course at Ashland’s Bellview Grange

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Winter Wellness Workshop: Eating Right on a Budget at SOU, Ashland

February 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

Come learn all about how to eat, cook, and shop organically while also on a budget! Stephanie Koerella from the Ashland Co-Op will be coming in to talk all about it, and how you can do your part to help save the planet as well. Stevenson Union Room 319 at SOU https://www.facebook.com/EcologyCenteroftheSiskiyous/

Making Bloomy Rind Cheese at RCC, Grants Pass

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This class specializes in cheeses known as bloomy rinds, such as Camembert and the Brie styles. You’ll make a few of those and taste homemade samples of the complete set shown in class. Enrolling with a friend or family member is encouraged so you can create together in class. Cost is $75. All supplies are included. Class size limited to 12. Located in the commercial kitchen of the RCC Redwood Campus Cafeteria. Instructor: Mark Solomon *** Hurry and sign up…

Herbal Intensive- 6 week class at Siskiyou Mountain Herbs, Cave Junction

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn Your Way to Better Health! Thursday Evenings: March 1 to April 5, 2018, Time to be determined by class (5-7, 6-8, or 7-9pm) Near Cave Junction, OR Cost $90-180 sliding scale*** Limited to 7 students/register early plus supply fee ~ $40 (Bring home $50-$100 of herbals you make during the class) Do you want to learn how to identify, grow, harvest, and process herbs into tinctures, tea, salves & oils? Are you ready to make an herbal first aid…

Petroleum: History and Current Status in a Warming World – Class in Ashland

March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn about oil and gas geology, some of the surprising ways petroleum is used and why fossil fuels dominate our energy supply. Gain a global picture of industry operations, consumption and reserves. This class will also explore new sources of petroleum such as sub- and pre-salt, deep water, polar and gas hydrate reservoirs, as well as hydraulic fracturing in shale. The discussion will include how these new sources, especially shale, have dramatically changed the petroleum supply in the US and…

Beginner’s Yoga Series at The Merging Zen Center, Grants Pass

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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March 2, 9, 16, 23

March 2, 9, 16, 23 Beginners Yoga Series 10am-11:15 am The Merging Rivers Zen Center 243 SW J Street, Grants Pass OR 97526 Suggested donation $40-$60 Email yogawithclair@gmail.com with questions or to register.

Nonviolent Communication Skills: Listening Deeply/Expressing at the Ashland Institute of Massage

March 3 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nonviolent Communication Skills: Listening Deeply/Expressing Clearly Instructor: Joanne Lescher March 3rd 8am - 12pm for 4 CEU hours Learn some simple techniques that will help you discover the healing power of empathetic listening for both your professional and personal lives. This course meets the 4 hours Ethics/Communication requirement for Oregon LMT licence renewal. Call the AIM office to register today! https://www.facebook.com/AshlandInstituteofMassage/

Talking to the Bees: the Secrets in Our Garden, Talent Library

March 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Laura Bee's work is about healing our broken relationship to the planet and her creatures, providing hope through collective prayer and support and transforming world-weary anguish into heart-felt creative activism. Laura Bee has participated in numerous international and civic speaking engagements and volunteer efforts in order to promote Bee-Centric Beekeeping which focuses on the innate wisdom of the Hive and a return to harmonious apiculture. Laura Bee is also the Founder and Director of the College of the Melissae; Center…

Natural Dyeing with Lichens – Class at RCC, Grants Pass

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This Community Education class meets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, March 3 and 10, at the RCC Redwood Campus in Grants Pass. Cost is $45. Instructor: Rachel Winters. To register, visit http://go.roguecc.edu/department/community-education/natural-dyeing-lichens Learn how to create luminescent colors from common tree and ground lichens that can be used to dye wool for knitting, felting, weaving, hooking and other hand crafts. Class includes how to identify a dozen varieties in outdoor locations. First day begins in the classroom covering…

Fruits of Persia- Figs, Pomegranates, Persimmons and more at Shooting Star Nursery, Central Point

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

We can’t help but get excited about the ‘exotic’ fruits that we can grow here in the heat of the Rogue Valley. Come learn about which varieties are more cold hardy and how to care for them. Registration: $15 per person or $25 per couple https://www.roguevalleynursery.com/component/eventbooking/classes/fruits-of-persia?Itemid=386

Nutrition and Parkinson’s Disease, A Presentation at the Smullin Health Education Center in Medford

March 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

What if diet could not only influence Parkinson’s symptoms but also slow disease progression? Would you be willing to change how you eat? There is growing research showing that nutrition has an impact on Parkinson’s disease (PD). The neurodegeneration of PD is thought to be caused by inflammation and oxidative stress, which slowly damage neurons. As a result of this progressive process, the brain does not communicate as well with the body. Fortunately, inflammation and oxidative stress can be improved…

Land Stewardship Workshop and Clean-Up, Training Session at the Applegate Library

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join KS Wild as a public lands steward on some of the most beautiful and also threatened places in the Klamath-Siskiyou. Stronger together: KS Wild is teaming up with SOLVE to bring Oregonians together to improve our environment and build a legacy of stewardship, and that mission starts with you. Attend an upcoming training and start your journey as a SOLVE leader and as a KS Wild land steward; this training event is designed for cultivating skills and competencies of…

Weekend Yoga Workshop at the Jackson Wellsprings, Ashland

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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March 3 & 4

2-Day Yoga Workshop at the Jackson Wellsprings on Saturday, March 3rd and Sunday, March 4th; 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM each day. Both will provide an in-depth study of spiral patterns in our muscles and bones, along with skillful application techniques to effectively use them. Spirals are present throughout nature...in the rolls of snow that curl down a mountain slope, as well as in new roots and unfurling spring flowers. They are in the very building blocks of all life,…

Lindy Hop at the Talent Community Center, Starting Mondays in March

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Mondays

Monday nights beginning March 5th at the new community center behind city hall in Talent, OR. Beginner friendly lesson from 6 - 7, then dancing until 8. $7 entry fee, first class is free. No partner needed, but bring all you friends. Wear comfortable shoes with a flat non-grip sole. Bring a smile and be prepared to have a blast! E-mail Talentswing@gmail.com with any questions

WESO’s 2018 Entrepreneur Expo at Medford’s Inn at the Commons

March 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Every spring, WESO hosts a combined trade fair and networking event to help you discover the extraordinary variety of entrepreneurs in the Rogue Valley. WESO offers this special event to share what its members and other local business owners have to offer. It’s also a great networking and shopping opportunity. And women, men and families are welcome! This year, our event will be on March 8, 2018, (5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) and will be held at the Inn at…

Navigating Challenging Behaviors: Strengthening Communications Skills, Santo Community Center, Medford

March 8 @ 8:30 pm

On Thursday, March 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Oregon Care Partners will host a free, instructor-led class in Medford titled “Navigating Challenging Behaviors: Strengthening Communications Skills “ designed to help anyone who cares for an aging Oregonian communicate effectively with older adults exhibiting challenging behaviors, such as anger and withdrawing. This half-day class is free of charge, thanks to funding from the State of Oregon and partnerships with trusted non-profits including the Alzheimer’s Association and Oregon Health Care Association. WHAT:                                              The class is designed to…

14th Annual Oregon Chocolate Festival in Ashland

March 9 @ 5:30 pm - March 11 @ 4:00 pm

Things are heating up for the 14th annual Oregon Chocolate Festival. New festival dates! March 9th - 11th! Details below. Tickets available now! www.oregonchocolatefestival.com/tickets

Rev. Matthew Fox, Ecology & Deep Ecumenism at Havurah Synagogue, Ashland

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Rev. Matthew Fox Ecology & Deep Ecumenism: In the Image of God, the Cosmic Christ, and Buddha Nature March 9-10, 2018 at the Havurah Synagogue in Ashland The Havurah Synagogue is hosting a unique interfaith event featuring the renowned scholar and author Rev. Matthew Fox on March 9-10, 2018. The three-part event is called Ecology & and Deep Ecumenism: In the Image of God, the Cosmic Christ, and Buddha Nature. Register on line at https://bpt.me/3233117 or by calling 1-800-838-3006. For…

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

March 9 @ 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…

Bee Girl Beekeeping Course

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

An intensive six part course. In 2018, the Bee Girl Beekeeping Course will meet throughout the "bee season" in both the classroom and in the apiary for a hands on beekeeping workshop. If you are interested in beekeeping, practice on our bees before you invest in your own. If you are already a beekeeper, deepen your knowledge and set yourself up for success. Each session is tied to key management topics in a typical bee season. Working in small groups,…

Rogue Valley Rose Care & Pruning at Shooting Star Nursery, Central Point

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join members of the Rogue Valley Rose Society for a discussion of all things roses at this free event. We will cover choosing the best roses for your situation, planting bare-root and pre-planted roses, pruning, protection against weather, insects and airborne diseases, fertilizing and watering, deadheading, summer care and winter protection. Certified Rosarians from the American Rose Society will be on hand to answer your questions. Free Class sponsored by the Rose Society, but please RSVP https://www.roguevalleynursery.com/component/eventbooking/classes/rose-care-pruning?Itemid=386

Preschool fair 2018 at the Medford Public Library

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Selecting a preschool for your children is a big decision! The Medford MOMS Club can help! Our annual FREE community event featuring local preschools and child friendly businesses will have teachers and staff on hand to answer your questions. There will be goody bags and raffle prizes. Stop by our fair in the large meeting room at the Medford library from 11-2 for some information and some fun! https://www.facebook.com/Medford-MOMS-Club-417190535053359/

Scout & Family Ski Day at Mt. Ashland

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

THE EVENT DETAILS: - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - For all Scouts of any age & immediate family members - Come as a Pack, Troop, Crew or come on your own! - Mt. Ashland Ski Area is located off Exit 6 on I-5 in the Siskiyou Mountains Includes 2-hour, on-mountain clinic and skills assessment (in lieu of group lesson). Merit badge candidates must bring completed Snowsports Merit Badge workbook to registration table. Offered to Boy Scouts who are intermediate…

Winter Wellness Workshop: Sprouting at SOU in Ashland

March 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

Take a break in between classes and come learn all about sprouting from Matt Vogel! There will be a giveaway, so come and get a chance to win a sprouting starter kit! Stevenson Union (SU) Room 319 https://www.facebook.com/EcologyCenteroftheSiskiyous/

Life Drawing – 2nd Wednesdays at the Grants Pass Museum of Art

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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2nd Wednesdays monthly

Life drawing at the Museum with live model. $5. No instruction, bring your own supplies. https://gpmuseum.com/ https://www.facebook.com/GrantsPassMuseumOfArt/

Cool Season Annuals & Perennials Class at Ashland Greenhouses

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Thursday, March 15th, 2018 10:00am-11:00am Learn all about early annuals and perennials that provide interest and color even in the early gardening season. Owner Kelly Brainard will walk you through selecting different types, sizes, colors, and help with placement. Please call to reserve your spot today 541-482-2866 Free Class https://www.facebook.com/AshlandGreenhouses/

Teaching Your Kids about Consent, Boundaries, Relationships. Talent Middle School

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In accordance with the requirements of Erin's Law, Phoenix-Talent Schools has partnered with JC SART for the presentation: Teaching Your Kids about Consent, Boundaries and Healthy Relationships. When: Thursday, March 15th @ 6:00pm Where: Talent Middle School Library *Childcare provided. The evening will start with a presentation addressing why - and how - we teach violence prevention in every grade, followed by grade-specific small group discussions about classroom lessons and at-home learning opportunities. · Our full K-12 lessons addressing sexual…

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk in Jacksonville

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

$12.00 per person Registration: online at cedarson4th.org or call 541-702-2585 Drop-in students are welcome if there is space. From the Jacksonville Review, February edition: "Have you ever envisioned yourself getting lost on a hike and wondering what you could eat? Are you curious about what kinds of local medicinal herbs are right under your nose? If so, join Lauren Kemple and Rhonda Brown for an exploration through Jacksonville and the surrounding Woodlands to learn about edible and medicinal plants found here. The…

Seeds of Spring 2018 Seminar at Rogue Community College, Grants Pass

March 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:15 pm

The 29th annual Seeds of Spring Garden Seminar is brought to you by the Josephine County Master Gardeners. Kick off that winter frost and join other gardeners in sessions that will prepare you for those glorious warm spring days in your garden. The OSU Master Gardener™ Program is an Oregon State University Extension Service program that helps Oregon gardeners learn more about the art and science of growing and caring for plants. These trained Master Gardener volunteers extend sustainable gardening…

Masses of Grasses at Rogue Community College, Grants Pass

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you overwhelmed with the abundance of ornamental grass options, or haven’t even taken the time to delve into this unique and useful genre of plants? Come explore the varieties that are best suited to our region, many of which are North American natives, and learn about their bountiful benefits. Grasses are indispensable when it comes to providing contrast, texture and movement in the landscape and are wonderful for wildlife in a myriad of ways. As an added bonus they…

Spring Cleanup- Part one at Shooting Star Nursery, Central Point

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

We like to leave our major garden cleanup for spring, rather than fall. Come find out why and what to do in the garden mid-spring. We will cover common questions like how to prune lavender, as well as other perennials and grasses. At 10:45 we will switch gears and demonstrate how to properly plant a tree, with a handy guideline to take home with you. $10 for one or $15 for both classes this morning Register for March 17th Part…

Sacroiliac Joint Workshop at Merging Rivers Zen Center, Grants Pass

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sacroiliac Joint Workshop for health and care in your yoga practice and daily life. Saturday March 17th 10-12 Suggested donation $20-$40 The Merging Rivers Zen Center 243 SW J Street, Grants Pass OR 97526 Email yogawithclair@gmail.com with questions or to register.

How to Plant a Tree at Shooting Star Nursery, Central Point

March 17 @ 10:45 am - 11:30 am

We like to leave our major garden cleanup for spring, rather than fall. Come find out why and what to do in the garden mid-spring. We will cover common questions like how to prune lavender, as well as other perennials and grasses. At 10:45 we will switch gears and demonstrate how to properly plant a tree, with a handy guideline to take home with you. $10 for one or $15 for both classes this morning Register for March 17th Part…

Festival Noon Preface: “Othello” Carpenter Hall at OSF in Ashland

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a 45-minute in-depth introduction of William Shakespeare's tragedy, Othello. Explore the plot, characters, themes and language in preparation for the performance. Tickets are $12; members $10; youths 6–17, $8. Festival Noons are noon-time events led by OSF actors and directors, scholars and theatre artists from around the country who share their insights about the plays, playwrights and theatre in general. Tickets:  https://www.osfashland.org/festivalnoons #festivalnoons #OthelloOSF #OSF2018

Edible and Useful Native Plants – Class in Central Point

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Native plants are easier to grow and better for the local environment than many cultivated varieties. In this class, students will learn about the edible or useful native plants that can be incorporated into their landscape. Instructor: Erin Krenzer, Master Gardener $10 advance $15 at the door jacksoncountymga.org/evrplus_registration/?action=evrplusegister&event_id=45

Book Signing Event with Geof Jowett at Aquarius Books & Gifts, Grants Pass

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Wednesday March 14th through Tuesday March 20th ~ Geof Jowett. Readings, Gallery and Geof’s New Book!! http://www.geofjowett.com An Afternoon of Lasting Impressions: Messages from the Spirit World Medium Geof Jowett will demonstrate a variety of spirit communication techniques to provide evidence of the continuity of life. Encouraging and healing messages you’re your loved ones in spirit will be given to random audience members. Experience the mystical magic of a loved ones in spirit expressing messages to someone they love. Hosted…

Fermentation – Cooking Class Demo at Larks Restaurant, Medford

March 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at this exciting fermentation themed cooking class demo event. Drink beer while our chefs show you how to make sauerkraut, kimchi, and kombucha. Take home recipes and jar of house pickles. $35 per guest. View our chocolate and cheese themed cooking class demos here: innatthecommons.com/larkscooking Reserve here: innatthecommons.com/larks-cooking-class-demos-reservations/

Growing Fruit 101 at North Mountain Park Nature Center, Ashland

March 20 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm

Students will learn some of the techniques of successful fruit growing as well as the challenges that come with different types of fruit. Students will learn about common tree fruits, berries and citrus as well as the health benefits associated with them. Register online at ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488- 6606. WHO: Beginners or those who have tried growing fruit but would like to learn more. WHAT: Recognize the challenges of growing different types of fruit and…

Winemaking Fun-0-1 at Rogue Community College, Grants Pass

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:20 pm

Is wine a big mystery to you? Do you dream of being a winemaker someday? Do you have grape vines planted and aspire to transcend your crop to craft? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you'll want to sign up for this class. Join us as we laugh our way through the history of wine, how wine styles have changed and explore current topics that we are currently looking to the working winemakers throughout the world to…

Awakening the Dreamer Symposium at the Ashland Food Co-op Community Classroom

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Embark on a transformative journey and a profound inquiry into a bold vision to bring forth: an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just human presence on the planet. The event is free but donations are welcome, suggested donation of $5-10. Reserve your spot by emailing so.awakening@gmail.com. https://www.facebook.com/SouthernOregonPachamamaCommunity/

ShareCare: A One Day Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy, Ashland Institute of Massage

April 7 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

ShareCare: a one day introduction to CranioSacral Therapy sponsored by the Upledger Institute. This class was developed with the intention to empower people to help each other.  Open to everybody.  $120 Saturday, April 7 9:30 to 5:30 pm. Ashland Institute of Massage, 280 E. Hersey A-8 aimashland.com https://www.facebook.com/AshlandInstituteofMassage/

Organic Gardening Workshop in Grants Pass

April 8 @ 4:00 pm - April 10 @ 4:00 pm

Hey guys we are having a gardening workshop at the 7th day Adventist Church in Grants Pass. For more information call Marcella at (541)-846-0654 or Rosie at (541)-471-1325 or Lynn Hoag at (530) 622-4967. https://www.facebook.com/suncoutrygardens/

2018 Mini Series – Water Bath Canning: High Acid Foods – OSU Extension Center in Central Point

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Canning and preserving used to be something only our grandmothers did; now it is one of the hottest culinary trends around. Our 2018 Mini-Series will cover all facets of preserving: water bath canning, pressure canning, freezing and dehydrating. Come see what all the fuss is about and learn the basics of safely preserving your food. These classes can be taken as a series or as an individual class. Day 1 – Water Bath Canning: High Acid Foods April 21, 2018…

Wild Rising – A Women’s Gathering in Williams, Oregon

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - April 29 @ 12:00 pm

Wild Rising Is A Nature Based Gathering Focusing On Women Coming To Know Their Wholeness Though Exploring Their Own Creative Cycles. **ABOUT** We will gather to facilitate and conjure a remembering and our intuition by engaging the cycles of nature, the act of ritual, the exploration of archetypes of the female psyche and the nourishment and generative care we can mirror from our deeper relationship to Gaia. Come together and journey through time out on the land. We will be…

An Evening and Workshop with Anne Lamott in Ashland

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - April 28 @ 11:30 am

Friday, April 27 & Saturday, April 28, 2018 – THE HEARTH, Ashland, OR The Compassion Conference - 4/27 7:30pm lecture, Q&A, book signing, 4/28 9am-11:30am workshop http://thehearthcommunity.com/calendar/ https://www.facebook.com/TheHearthCommunity/ April 26-28. The Compassion Conference. Ashland, Oregon. Three days of events focusing on the practice of compassion with author Anne Lamott and Mark Yaconelli. Thursday, April 26th will be an evening of stories by local nonprofit leaders entitled Tales of Compassion hosted at Temple Emek Shalom from 7 to 9pm. Friday, April…

Spring Seed Academy at Seven Seeds Farm, Williams

May 2 @ 9:00 am - May 6 @ 4:00 pm

Spring Seed Academy–May2-6, 2018 @SevenSeedsFarm Join the Seed Academy with teachers Don Tipping (Siskiyou Seeds), Stacey Denton (Flora Farm) & Special Guests TBA An in-depth, hands-on training for farmers, gardeners, educators, entrepreneurs, permaculturalists & anyone interested in becoming a part of the Seed Movement. Learn with the experts. Gain the essential skills you need to harvest & process seed. Learn the fundamentals of plant breeding & propagation. Receive the step-by step tools, strategies & inspired vision required to start or…

2018 Breastfeeding Update for Professionals at Medford’s Inn at the Commons

May 4 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

We are honored to host our presenters for our 2018 conference: Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC and Alison K. Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, CST, RCST, PPNE. This conference will present current lactation research and practice issues for health professions, which can be used to promote and support breastfeeding in any clinical situation. 7:30-8:00 Vendors and Continental Breakfast 8:00-8:15 Introductions of Speakers, Updates on Local Lactations Associations, Milk Banks and Resources for Lactation Professionals 8:15-12:15 Dr. Alison Hazelbaker From Fetus to…

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…

2018 Rogue Valley Health Fair at the Medford Armory

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

An event designed to increase public awareness by providing an opportunity for communication and education regarding issues in health and wellness. We offer information on making simple lifestyle changes, such as change in diet, smoking, exercise and stress management that can help the average person dramatically improve their health. Information is targeted to all ages. Workshops - Free Samples - Screenings - Raffles https://www.facebook.com/roguevalleyhealthfair/

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/  

10th Annual Apple Jam Music Festival in Williams, Oregon

May 18 @ 11:00 am - May 20 @ 11:00 pm

Apple Jam is Southern Oregon's favorite 3-day live music event. Camping is included free with ticket purchase! The 10th year anniversary of Apple Jam will feature regional businesses, arts & crafts vendors, interactive workshops, delicious local food, and high-caliber musical entertainment. $75 - $100 Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-10th-annual-apple-jam-music-festival-2018-tickets-40822426978?aff=efbeventtix

2018 Mini-Series – Pressure Canning: Meat, Soup, Vegetables at the OSU Extension Center in Central Point

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Canning and preserving used to be something only our grandmothers did; now it is one of the hottest culinary trends around. Our 2018 Mini-Series will cover all facets of preserving: water bath canning, pressure canning, freezing and dehydrating. Come see what all the fuss is about and learn the basics of safely preserving your food. These classes can be taken as a series or as an individual class. Day 2 – Pressure Canning: Meat, Broth, Soup Bases, Low Acid Vegetables…

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.…

Permaculture of the Female Body, Webinar in Ashland

May 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn how interactions with our environment, food and community affect our female hormones. $25 / class Tickets:  http://www.graceofthemoon.com/register.html

Seaweed Identification Field Trip with Debbie Lukas

June 15 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Debbie Lukas on a field trip to the beautiful coast to identify edible seaweeds such as Pacific nori, kelp, and bladderwrack at low tide. Discuss sustainable harvesting techniques and beneficial uses for seaweed. Cost: $30-50 sliding scale. Pre-registration required, class size limited. Weather may change the date. Carpool and location details given upon registration. Contact Siskiyou Mountain Herbs, 9044 Takilma Rd., Cave Junction, Oregon 97523. Phone (541) 592-3386. Email: sisqdeb@gmail.com. Website: http://www.siskiyouherbs.com.

2018 Mini-Series – Freezing and Dehydrating at the OSU Extension Center in Central Point

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Canning and preserving used to be something only our grandmothers did; now it is one of the hottest culinary trends around. Our 2018 Mini-Series will cover all facets of preserving: water bath canning, pressure canning, freezing and dehydrating. Come see what all the fuss is about and learn the basics of safely preserving your food. These classes can be taken as a series or as an individual class. Day 3 – Freezing and Dehydrating June 16, 2018 – Saturday -…

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 2018 Oregon Honey Festival, Ashland

August 18 @ 11:00 am

Celebrating:  Bees, Honey, Raw Honey and Mead!  at  the  Oregon Honey Festival  Saturday, August 18, 2018 11:00am - 5:00pm  At Ashland Elks Lodge, 255 E. Main 8:30AM Beekeeper Breakfast at 212 E. Main St. in Ashland, Oregon https://www.oregonhoneyfestival.com/ https://www.facebook.com/OregonHoneyFestival/

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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