First Friday Concerts: Quadrophonic – Space as Metaphor
Beginning Friday, August 1, Todd Barton and Bruce Bayard, performing as the duet Control Voltage Therapy, present a series of concerts every First Friday Schneider Museum of Art. Featuring two Buchla Easel electronic music instruments, and a quadraphonic sound system, Barton and Bayard explore “Space as Metaphor.” The concerts are every First Friday, August through December beginning at 11am. Some months will have special guests to be announced. The performances are free and open to the public.
August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5, 2014
December 5th noon-7pm
December 6th 10 am – 5 pm
December 7th 10 am – 4 pm
The Christmas Showcase offers a variety of unique products for your Christmas Shopping. We feature local Artists & Crafters, Retail companies as well as Antique & Collectible dealers all under one roof for a unique shopping experience. Bring a Friend and join us for lunch or dinner at the North Pole Café.
Interested in a space call Lori at 541-774-8270.
Celebrate Recovery Meeting every Saturday at 6pm at 310 North 10th Street Central Point, Oregon 97502, Path Church! Please come and check us out and get freedom from your Hurts, Habits and Hang-Ups! We fellowship with alternating between a lesson and a testimony, break off into groups(Men with Men, Women with Women) and then fellowship again at the end.
Next Stage Repertory Company presents “Mrs. Mannerly” at 7:30 PM on Friday and Saturday, September 19th & 20th at the Craterian Theater at the Collier Center. Mrs. Mannerly finds its playwright recalling the etiquette lessons of the enigmatic Mrs. Mannerly from his youth. For more information please visit www.craterian.org
Shelter Friends, an all volunteer, not for profit organization, supporting the Josephine County Animal Shelter, is holding our annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser. Tickets to be purchased in advance are only $7, with $5 of that going directly to Shelter Friends, benefiting the health, care and adoptions of dogs and cats in our community. The event takes place on 9/20/14 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. and includes a hot breakfast of pancakes and beverages.
Winter mud and manure effects horse health. Learn what to do about it. Mud management, all-weather surface construction, grant programs, grazing management and more.Register on line at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/farms or call 541-776-7371
Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library hosts its third annual Ashland Book and Author Festival on September 20, 2014, 10 AM to 4 PM. This event features authors, publishers, and community organizations covering a wide range of literary interests. Come meet with writers from many genres, attend a variety of workshops and presentations, listen to author readings and, of course, buy books.
This year’s festival continues its tradition of bringing together the region’s literary community with an expanded array of events and activities. A series of workshops on writing, publishing, and book marketing offers guests the chance to benefit from the experiences of literary professionals. There will be a variety of presentations, including readings by winners of the Rogue Valley Messenger’s Short Fiction Contest, and panel discussions on Oregon history, mysteries, fantasy and science fiction, and Shakespeare. Authors will be available throughout the day to sell and sign books, give readings, and discuss their work. Also returning this year is the Kids Corner, with ongoing crafts and games for children. A complete list of participating authors and publishers will be available on the festival’s website, as well as the current event schedule for the day of the festival.
There is no admission fee to attend the festival, and free parking will be available on campus. For more information, contact Hannon Library Administration at 541-552-6816 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of Hannon Library, SOU Alumni Association, Noble Coffee Roasters, Jackson County Library Systems, SMART, and the Rogue Valley Messenger.
COOKING WITH KIDS—EASY AUTUMN MEALS
Cooking with kids is a great way to spend time with them. Come get some recipes for meals, breakfast through dessert, that use the season’s freshest produce. Children must be at least 5 years old and accompanied by an adult for this hands-on class. FREE COOKING CLASS! Class includes recipes as well as samples of each item prepared. Classes are FREE, however, we ask you bring a donation of non-perishable food for the community food bank. Please enter our Teaching Kitchen from the door facing the Public Parking Lot on the corner of 5th and H Street. Space is limited, reservations are required. Please call and reserve your seat at 541-471-4208.
Crater Rock Museum Featured Artist – August/September
Annie Thomas, Crater Rock Museum’s featured artist for August and September, is “…obsessed with beads and crystals of all kinds.” Her works are beautiful and innovative. Necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings – all are works of art! She enjoys recycling old vintage jewelry, and said her favorite new designs are those that resemble Victorian era pieces. Her unique designs, creativity, and love of beading shows in her lovely creations! Annie’s jewelry is sold in the gift shop year-round; as the featured artist for August and September, selected pieces of her work will be on display.
Admittance: Gift Shop, FREE!; Museum: $5/Adults; $3/Seniors; $2/Students; Children 6 and under, FREE
The Salmon Stewards of Lane County and the McKenzie Watershed Council are pleased to invite the community to celebrate the return of the salmon to our northwest rivers at the Inaugural Salmon Celebration on the McKenzie River from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, September 20, 2014 at the McKenzie Hatchery. This salmon-focused event will feature education, art, and entertainment for all ages.
In addition to salmon, the McKenzie River watershed also provides sustenance for birds, frogs, salamanders, foxes, deer, bugs, and countless trees, shrubs, and flowers. We depend on these same waters to provide electricity for our homes, irrigation for our crops, livelihoods for our fishermen, and a place for our families to play, picnic, camp and hike. This event will provide a variety of hands-on activities and entertainment that give attendees the opportunity to discover and appreciate the complex river ecosystem and the significance of salmon to the people of the Northwest.
“For over 20 years, students in Lane County have participated in Salmon Watch field trips and we are excited to invite the community to participate in those same experiences at the Inaugural Salmon Celebration. Visitors will be be able to view the awesome spectacle of salmon spawning, volunteer educators will provide hands-on learning opportunities including macroinvertebrate identification, water quality, riparian ecology, as well as learn the significance of salmon, the cultural icon of the Pacific Northwest,” said Jennifer Weber, Salmon Steward Coordinator with the McKenzie Watershed Council. In addition to the educational opportunities, there will also be Gyotaku fish printing, a children’s art contest, Native American storytelling, and live music. Bring a picnic to enjoy.
Event admission is free, and open to the public.
From Eugene-Springfield, travel 22 miles east on Hwy 126. The McKenzie Hatchery is located two miles east of Leaburg at milepost 22. Turn right on Greer Drive, the hatchery is located at 43863 Greer Drive, Leaburg, OR 97489