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August 2020

Online Permaculture Course with Stephen

August 1 @ 8:00 am - September 1 @ 5:00 pm
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So many of you showed interest in permaculture and Stephen Brooks' work I figured I should let you know he has an online permaculture course in enrollment right now. Stephen is co-facilitating the course with the incredible Penny Livingston, another legend in the permaculture world. Might even catch me dropping in with a song or two or three. Here's the site for more info: https://fburls.com/49-rpMXIdMi/t/s/txt/cid/1557668/sid/211451861 Learn Permaculture Online! Join Stephen Brooks & Penny Livingston for this 72-hour permaculture design course…

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Rogue Climate Volunteer Orientation

August 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

August Rogue Climate Virtual Volunteer Orientation WHEN: Monday, August 3, 5:30PM-7:00PM WHERE: On Zoom! Register here. Our interactive volunteer orientations are on the first Monday of every month and cover the basics of Rogue Climate and community organizing adapted for social distancing. At the orientation, you will also be invited to join Rogue Climate COVID-19 response teams (Care, Defend, Transform, and Compartir) compiling rent and utility assistance resources, holding climate polluters accountable for taking billions of dollars in financial aid…

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The Gospel of Eureka

August 6 @ 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm

DOING GOOD FREE ONLINE FILM SERIES ~ THURS, AUG 6 I saw The Gospel of Eureka years ago at the Varsity theatre in Ashland. One of the things I most loved about the film is how it bridges two seemingly unbridgeable groups. We'll be watching and discussing The Gospel of Eureka  on Thursday, Aug 6 at 7pm. Please join us! How to Participate: By 6:45pm on Thursday, August 6th join the Zoom meeting (see below for Zoom Meeting link). IMPORTANT: Make sure to access and line up the film ahead…

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Fashion Illustration with Pravina McClure

August 11 @ 9:00 am - August 14 @ 12:00 pm
Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S Bartlett
Medford, Oregon 97501
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$130

Ages 10–17 Tuesday–Friday, August 11–14, 9 am–12 pm Students will learn to use a themed inspiration for creating mini fashion collections. They will learn how to draw a fashion figure working creatively with model templates and photographs. Students will select a themed inspiration for designing their mini collection using a variety of art mediums to express themselves. The end of the last class will feature a mini presentation of everyone’s work for parents and friends. MEMBERS $110 NON-MEMBERS $130, ALL…

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Walk, Weed, and Seed at Vesper Meadow

August 14 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
87826, 16534 Dead Indian Memorial Road
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
Free

It’s a stewardship-recreation walk! Join the crew at the scenic Vesper Meadow Restoration Preserve, next to the Howard Prairie Reservoir. Your efforts are needed to support the vision of a community-powered creek and meadow restoration project. We'll be working on restoring the native plant community for pollinator and wildlife habitat, and for youth education programs. We'll work while we walk, collecting native plant seed and pulling invasive weed species. Program Director Jeanine Moy will provide tips on native plant and…

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“Escape from Mount Everest!” Storytelling with Larry Smith

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jacksonville Community Center, 160 E. Main St
Jacksonville, OR 97530 United States
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$5

Come hear a story of adventure, courage, and survival as Larry tells of how his son Brian narrowly escaped death on a trek while climbing Mount Everest.   We will watch  a BBC video which was made about the experience.   Brian later was inspired to start a nonprofit organization that helps Nepalese people with disabilities get medical care. A “behind the scenes” look at this life - changing experience will be shared.  Questions and discussion to follow. Registration required. …

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Mentoring Essentials Training

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Coyote Trail Nature Center, 2391 S. Pacific Hwy
Medford, OR 97501 United States
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Free

Change lives with an hour a week! Become a youth mentor today. Step up as a caring, consistent adult mentor and support resilience in the youth of our community.

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Member Meeting – Briscoe Park – Tues Aug 25th

August 25 @ 12:00 pm
Briscoe Park, Manzanita St. across from the Family Massage Education Center
Ashland, OR United States
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Please join us for a Member Meeting this month - Tuesday August 25th 12pm at Briscoe Park across the street from the Family Massage Education Center on Manzanita St in Ashland. Bring your lunch and we can gather, eat and connect with good social distancing and safety for each other. We look forward to catching up with each of you and checking in on how these past few months have been. Also, lets take a pulse on where we are…

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“Norman Rockwell- A New Viewpoint” – Storytelling with Larry Smith

August 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Jacksonville Community Center, 160 E. Main St
Jacksonville, OR 97530 United States
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$5

“Common places never become tiresome. It is we who become tired when we cease to be curious and appreciative. We find that it is not a new scene which is needed, but a new viewpoint.”― Norman Rockwell Few artists are as closely tied to the American identity as Norman Rockwell.  In this session Larry explores the unique stories behind some of Rockwell’s paintings. Come learn how this iconic American artist worked, how his style evolved, and how his paintings came…

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Deconstructing Whiteness

August 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 19, 2020

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A Learning Space: White folks becoming White aware - A first step in dismantling racism - A grassroots community offering Thursday, April 23 - Learn at home session Learn at home sessions are being offered plus an option to RSVP for a May 28 Zoom session The Deconstructing Whiteness Group will not be offering in-person sessions until June 25 at the earliest. If you are not on our mailing list, and would like to continue the work at home, please…

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Bestselling Author Presents Free Live Streamed Talk on Meditation

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Life of Learning Foundation, 459 Galice Rd
Merlin, OR United States
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Free

Local bestselling author Guy Finley will offer a free online class on “Living Meditation" via livestream on Friday, August 28, at 7:00 pm.  Following the talk, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a live Q and A session with the author.  Pre-register at www.guyfinley.org/meditation. Finley’s talk will expand on the material in his newly released eCourse, “Take Meditation to the Next Level.”  The e-course is available for a $10 donation and also includes MP3 and MP4 downloads of the…

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September 2020

Windows in Time Lecture: “The Rogue River Wars: New Perspectives”

September 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Video Conferencing App, https://jcls.libcal.com/calendar/jcls_event/George-Wright-WIT
Medford, OR 97501
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Free

Medford resident Ben Truwe will present the Windows in Time local history lecture "The Rogue River Wars: New Perspectives" online on Wednesday, September 2 from 12 Noon–1:00 p.m. via the Zoom video conferencing app. All are welcome to attend this free lecture. The story of the Rogue River Indian wars is usually viewed through a haze of Hollywood mythmaking. A careful reading of contemporary documents, however, reveals a more human story of rumor, panic, and vengeance. Truwe’s talk will focus…

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Rogue Climate Volunteer Orientation

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

Join us on Monday, September 7th to learn about the Rogue Climate COVID-19 response teams and share your skills alongside other incredible volunteers! Click here to register. September Rogue Climate Virtual Volunteer Orientation WHEN: Monday, September 7, 5:30PM-7:00PM WHERE: On Zoom! Register Here. The interactive Rogue Climate volunteer orientations are on the first Monday of every month and cover the basics of Rogue Climate and community organizing adapted for social distancing. At the orientation, you will be invited to join…

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Plein-air Landscape Painting Workshop with Sarah Burns

September 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vesper Meadow, 16534 Dead Indian Memorial
Ashland, OR United States
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$100 – $190

Experience the joys of plein-air painting at the scenic Vesper Meadow Restoration Preserve, located just 25 minutes from downtown Ashland Oregon. Sweeping views of Mt. McLoughlin and early autumn colors will inspire both experienced and beginning artists alike. Sarah Burns will support students through the whole process of preparing painting materials, studying the landscape, creating composition, exploring natural color palettes, and encouraging personal artistic expression. Join this inclusive painting class to gain a new experience, or refine your outdoor painting skills. More…

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https://www.vespermeadow.org/new-events/2020/6/17/plein-air-landscape-painting-workshop-with-sarah-burns

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vesper Meadow, 16534 Dead Indian Memorial
Ashland, OR United States
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$10 – $20

Working Together with Native Plants Join the Vesper Meadow Education Program and special guest Tyler Wauters from the Hawthorn Institute (bio below) for a day of learning about, exploring connections to, and working to restore populations of native food plants! Together, we will: Go for a Plant Walk! We will hike to and from a patch of Yew and Elderberry trees at Vesper Meadow (~2 miles total), with stops along the way to discuss various plants and their edible/medicinal qualities.…

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ROGUE VALLEY EMERGENCY RESOURCE FAIR GOES VIRTUAL

September 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Event, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf_UqkkG53MS5_st4-7P-Mg
Ashland, OR 97520
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Jackson County Library Services (JCLS) will host the 6th Annual Rogue Valley Emergency Resource Fair virtually on Zoom and Facebook LIVE on Saturday, September 19 from 2:00–3:30 p.m. This all-ages event is free. Participants will learn how to keep themselves and their loved ones safe during a natural disaster or other emergency. Topics and presenters include: Pet Safety and Evacuation with Linda Bacon from Southern Oregon Emergency Aid First Aid with Mercy Flights Explorer Post 131 Earthquakes with Eric Dittmer…

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Almeda Fire Fundraiser Yoga Class Online

September 20 @ 9:00 am
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Please email me at this address: <honoringthemother@gmail.com> at least 1/2 hr before class to sign up and receive the Zoom link. This Sunday, September 20, I will donate all of the proceeds from class to victims of the Almeda Fire.  You can use your class pass, or purchase a drop in pass, and I will donate $15 for each person who attends.  If you would like to purchase a drop in class ($12) or a 10 class pass ($110), you…

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Join Arbor Place for an Online Discussion on Navigating Memory Care

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Arbor Place invites the community to join a free webinar on September 22 at 10 a.m., led by internationally recognized memory care expert David Troxel, MPH. The engaging online discussion will provide insight into the effective techniques and approaches for caring for loved ones living with forgetfulness, memory loss, Alzheimer’s or other dementias. During this free event, Troxel will discuss ways families can support their loved ones, enhance their quality of life, and understand how behaviors can communicate a message…

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Community Programs

September 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 29, 2020

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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS Kaleidoscope Play and Learn, 0–5 YRS Spanish-English program Tuesdays • 10:00–11:30 a.m. Program Location: Community room and indoor playground at the Concord Apartments 100 N. Grape Street, Medford Perfect place to play and learn on rainy days. Funding provided by Southern Oregon Early Learning Hub (SOELS). Kaleidoscope Play and Learn, 0–5 YRS BILINGUAL Spanish-English program Tuesdays • 2:30–4:00 p.m. Program Location: Community room at the Anderson Vista Apartments 571 Talent Avenue, Talent Parking is across the street at…

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Medicare 101 Workshops set for Rogue Valley in September

September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Central Point Parks and Recreation, 140 S 3rd St
Central Point, OR 97502 United States
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Free

Futurity First will host a series of two live Medicare 101 Workshops in the Rogue Valley and two virtual workshops in September. Linda Clarkson and Melissa Mlasko will present the hour-long workshops, explaining Medicare Parts A and B, and exploring options with Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Supplements. Participants will also learn how prescription drug plans work. The complimentary workshops are designed for people who are turning 65 and are new to Medicare.  It’s also designed for those who have…

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