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January 1 - May 31

How to Make Gluten-Free, Sprouted, Sourdough Bread
620 N Mountain Ave, 541.488.6606, Jennifer.Aguayo@ashland.or.us

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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 information call the North Mountain
Park Nature Center at 541.488.6606.
WHO: Basic cooking experience helpful but not required
WHAT: A bread-making class with gluten-free samples
INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Nichols has been gluten-free for fourteen years and baking organic, gluten-
free, sprouted, sourdough bread since developing her recipes three years ago.
AGES 12 & up (with parent)
DAY Sunday
DATE Feb 2 OR Apr 5
TIME 2-4pm
PLACE Nature Center
COST $40
Seed Swap
620 N Mountain Ave, 541.488.6606, Jennifer.Aguayo@ashland.or.us
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Are you planning your garden? Before you order a long list of seeds from catalogs, you might
want to try acquiring seeds locally at North Mountain Park Nature Center’s seed swap. You can
save money, grow plants that are adapted to our local climate and exchange information with
other gardeners. It’s fun and simple. Just bring seeds you have saved from your garden and
some bags or envelopes for taking seeds with you. The Nature Center also will be selling low-
cost seed, harvested at the park by volunteers. For more information call the North Mountain
Park Nature Center at 541.488.6606.
WHO: Anyone with garden seeds to trade
WHAT: A free, community exchange of seeds and gardening advice
AGES All ages welcome
DAY Thursday
DATE Feb 6
TIME 6-7pm
PLACE Nature Center
COST FREE, pre-registration is not required
You CAN Create: Engaging with the Natural World
620 N Mountain Ave, 541.488.6606, Jennifer.Aguayo@ashland.or.us
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In this class, we use the natural world and natural materials to fuel our artistic/creative voice
using many different techniques. You will learn how to use the materials of the natural world
along with some EASY art materials to create tangible beauty that expresses some aspect of

your life or your relationship with the natural world. For more information call the North
Mountain Park Nature Center at 541.488.6606.
WHO: No experience required or even helpful, an open mind essential
WHAT: Get inspired using natural objects and celebrate the natural world through art
INSTRUCTOR: Victoria Leo has presented engaging seminars in the community for over 20
years.
AGES 18 & up
DAY Saturday
DATE Feb 22
TIME 11am-1pm
PLACE Nature Center
COST $8
Golf 101 Adult
Oak Knoll Golf Course, 3070 Hwy 66, Ashland
OakKnollGolf.org – 541.482.4311 – OakKnollInfo@ashland.or.us
Starting in the parking lot and ending on the course. Your professional staff will guide you
through the processes that may seem intimidating and get you on the course in a fun
and friendly environment. E-mail info@sogolfacademy.com to sign up or visit
sogolfacademy.com for more information!
WHO: Any adult interested in learning the game. Beginners, intermediate and advanced players
encouraged!
WHAT: The best way to learn the game of golf for any age and ability level from the green back
INSTRUCTOR: Southern Oregon Golf Academy has top 50 coaches in the country.
AGES 18 & up
DAY Tuesdays
DATE Mar 3, 10, 17, 31, Apr 7
(On Course Dates TBD)

TIME 3-3:50pm
PLACE Oak Knoll Golf Course
COST $199

PGA Junior Golf Spring League
Oak Knoll Golf Course, 3070 Hwy 66, Ashland
OakKnollGolf.org – 541.482.4311 – OakKnollInfo@ashland.or.us
Team-vs-Team format great for beginners to advanced players. Clinic style learning
environment (Fun & Games). Juniors will develop fundamental skills and learn how to play
the game as a teammate in a fun, friendly and competitive environment. E-mail
info@sogolfacademy.com to sign up or visit sogolfacademy.com for more information!
WHO: Any junior golfer interested in learning the game. Beginners, intermediate and advanced
players encouraged!
WHAT: An amazing opportunity to learn the game of golf in a FUN atmosphere. Classes include
putting, chipping, pitching, full swing and golf play in a team environment
INSTRUCTOR: Southern Oregon Golf Academy has top 50 coaches in the country.

AGES 5-13
DAY Tuesdays
DATE Mar 3, 10, 17, 31, Apr 7, 14, 21, 28,

(Tournament Dates TBD)

TIME 4-4:55pm
PLACE Oak Knoll Golf Course
COST $299 Which includes Team Gear
(Equates to $15 per hour)
Operation 36 Junior Golf Academy
Oak Knoll Golf Course, 3070 Hwy 66, Ashland
OakKnollGolf.org – 541.482.4311 – OakKnollInfo@ashland.or.us
Operation 36 is focused around on-course instruction where every player starts at 25 yards
from the green and must shoot 36 or better for 9-holes before leveling up. Then moving on
to 50 yards, 100yards… There is an app that each student will download to show measurable
progress. Op36 Junior Golf Academy runs year round and is broken into 8 week quarters. There
will be two matches. E-mail info@sogolfacademy.com to sign up or visit sogolfacademy.com
for more information!
WHO: Any junior golfer interested in learning the game. Beginners, intermediate and advanced
players encouraged!
WHAT: The best way to learn the game of golf for any age and ability level from the green back
INSTRUCTOR: Southern Oregon Golf Academy has top 50 coaches in the country.
AGES 5-17
DAY Tuesdays
DATE Mar 3, 10, 17, 31, Apr 7, 14, 21, 28

(On Course Dates TBD)

TIME 5-5:55pm
PLACE Oak Knoll Golf Course
COST $399 which includes $50 OP36 Bag Tag and App Fee (Normal Price $499).

(Equates to $22 per hour.)

North Mountain Park Nature Center Garden Opening
620 N Mountain Ave, 541.488.6606, Jennifer.Aguayo@ashland.or.us
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Celebrate spring, get your hands into the soil and learn how you can be a part of the beautiful
gardens at North Mountain Park Nature Center. Staff and volunteers will provide an orientation
to the Demonstration Gardens and the many volunteer opportunities. Meet other gardeners
and get your hands dirty preparing garden beds for the new season. Gloves, tools and snacks
provided. Garden work days continue every Wednesday morning from May through November,
with opportunities for gardeners of all levels of experience. Drop-in occasionally or adopt your
own garden area. Pre-Registration not required. For more information call the North Mountain
Park Nature Center at 541.488.6606.
WHO: Novice to experienced gardeners welcome
WHAT: Join new and experienced gardener gardeners to prepare

garden beds for the coming growing season
AGES 15 &up
DAY Wednesday
DATE Mar 18
TIME 10am-Noon
PLACE Nature Center
COST FREE, Pre-Registration not required
Beginning Pickleball
Ashland Parks & Recreation
1195 E Main St, 541.488.5340, ParksInfo@ashland.or.us
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Students will learn the basic skills and strategies to play this new and popular game! You will
learn proper techniques. All equipment will be provided.
WHO: Anyone who enjoys the outdoors, new sports and socializing with others. Played by kids,
teens, adults and grandparents.
WHAT: Learn the rules and skills to be able to enjoy playing this very addictive game
INSTRUCTOR: Joel Heller is a long-time teacher of pickleball and has won gold medals in singles
and doubles at the Oregon Senior Games the last two years.
AGES 8 & up
DAY/TIME Session 1: Thu, Mar 26 | 3-5pm
Session 2: Fri, Apr 17 | 2-4pm
Session 3: Sat, Apr 25 | 11am-1 pm
PLACE Lithia Park | Tennis & Pickleball Courts
COST $20/session
Watercolor in North Mountain Park
Ashland Parks & Recreation
1195 E Main St, 541.488.5340, ParksInfo@ashland.or.us
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Please contact Ashland Parks & Recreation for a supply list. Please bring your own chair, small
table and supplies.
Beginning: Learn to paint with watercolors outdoors at beautiful North Mountain Park Nature
Center. No experience necessary.
Intermediate: Continue developing watercolor studies of outdoor scenery in North Mountain
Park Nature Center including gardens, creek and landscapes.
WHO: Anyone interested in painting and nature
WHAT: Class will introduce watercolor materials and cover how to use them, including color
information and basic drawing for class studies of nature scenes
AGES 18 & up
DAY Monday
DATE Session 1: Apr 13-May 18
TIME Beginning: 9-10:30am

Intermediate: 10:45am-12:15pm

PLACE North Mountain Park Nature Center
COST $85 (6 classes)
Illusion and Reality: The Making and Meanings of Ashland’s Forensic Garden
620 N Mountain Ave, 541.488.6606, Jennifer.Aguayo@ashland.or.us
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Come learn about the creation of the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory garden.
The garden is a unique scientific garden that serves as a lasting example of community
collaboration, landscape symbolism and a subtle design that offers the security needed to
protect the only lab in the world dedicated to crimes against wildlife. Gain insight into the
professional expertise of designing community spaces and the history of this unique public
garden. For more information call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541.488.6606.
WHO: Anyone interested in garden design and curious about integrating cultural aspects of
design
WHAT: History, symbolism and design of the gardens of the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics
Laboratory
INSTRUCTOR: Maureen Flanagan Battistella has an academic appointment with the Sociology
and Anthropology Program at Southern Oregon University and is a freelance writer for the
Ashland Tidings and Mail Tribune. She has been researching the garden and photographing it
since it was installed in 2007.
AGES 15 & up
DAY Thursday
DATE Apr 16
TIME 6:30-7:30pm
PLACE Nature Center
COST FREE
Intermediate Pickleball
Ashland Parks & Recreation
1195 E Main St, 541.488.5340, ParksInfo@ashland.or.us
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Improve your game! Players who want to raise their level of play, strategies, shots and drills.
WHO: Anyone who enjoys the outdoors, new sports and socializing with others. Played by kids,
teens, adults and grandparents.
WHAT: Learn the rules and skills to be able to enjoy playing this very addictive game
INSTRUCTOR: Joel Heller is a long-time teacher of pickleball and has won gold medals in singles
and doubles at the Oregon Senior Games the last two years.
AGES 8 & up
DAY/TIME Sat, Apr 25 | 9-11am
PLACE Lithia Park | Tennis & Pickleball Courts
COST $20/session
Medicinal and Edible Plant Walk
620 N Mountain Ave, 541.488.6606, Jennifer.Aguayo@ashland.or.us

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Explore traditional ethnobotanical lore as well as current trends and research regarding edible
and medicinal plants. Learn how to identify and sustainably harvest useful plants. Different
plants will be discussed on each walk. For more information call the North Mountain Park
Nature Center at 541.488.6606.
WHO: Novice to intermediate welcome. There is always something to learn!
WHAT: Learn about the properties and benefits of several local and cultivated herbs and how to
harvest them
INSTRUCTOR: Erin McKinsey and Lauren Kemple are herbalists and educators who are
passionate about plants and healing.
AGES 12 & up
DAY Sunday
DATE Apr 26
TIME 2-3:30pm
PLACE Nature Center
COST $12

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