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 email@example.com.
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.
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
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
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s provides an opportunity for the Alzheimer’s community — family and professional caregivers, those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, people who have lost a loved one to Alzheimer’s and those who know Alzheimer’s could impact them at any time during their lives — to come together and say NOW is the time to fight back.
The Walk offers the community a chance to see the courage and beauty of people who are fighting a disease that will ultimately win. It offers hope that in the near future this disease will not be victorious — it will be treatable and, eventually, curable. Most important, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s brings people who are in the midst of an incredibly isolating disease the chance to see they are not enduring this disease alone.
Registration opens at 10 a.m. The Walk begins at 11 a.m.
For more information, contact Lucy Gantman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-416-0213.
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.
Gamerosity’s 2nd Annual Game On Day for Childhood Cancer Awareness
Join Gamerosity for the 2nd annual Game On Day for Childhood Cancer Awareness!
We’re bringing the community together to celebrate life and rock Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with games galore!
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 1-5pm
US Cellular Field 14
300 Lowry Ln, Medford, OR 97501
Admission is FREE! Come party with our Live DJ, Bounce Houses, Inflatables for ALL ages, Lifesize games, Crafts, and much more. A full Gamerosity apparel store will be available, with purchases going directly to fund Hero Campaigns, along with information about the allies in our Hero-supporting journey.
We’ll be raffling off a NEW iPad Mini, Gamerosity goodies, and other prizes with proceeds going toward a local Hero Package.
So come on out, bring your friends, and SPREAD THE WORD! We’ll be there RAIN OR SHINE!
Gamerosity is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit and platform to empower the direct community of a childhood cancer patient to give, advocate, and join in a movement of generosity. Through our website, you can nominate a cancer patient – who we call “Little Heroes” – purchase fundraising Gamerosity products, or donate directly towards a Hero’s campaign. When a campaign is funded, we send the child a Hero Package – a box full of electronics, “Hero gear”, and encouragement that we hope will help them power through treatment.
Cancer steals so much, and those long days and weeks in the hospital can seem unending. The toll cancer treatment takes on kids and families – both physically and emotionally – is immense. Gamerosity strives to impact the treatment experience by helping Heroes battle isolation, long recovery times, and treatment related illness through electronics, like iPads, providing connection, entertainment, and education. Most importantly, a funded campaign tells a Little Hero that they’re not fighting alone.
Games + Generosity = Gamerosity
Part celebration, part Food drive, The fresh Veggie Jam brings the community together to help those in need by collecting vegetable donations to distribute to those with little or no access to Fresh Produce, while also promoting local business and entrepreneurs. As if this wasn’t awesome enough, its also a fun music event showcasing local talent from in and around Southern Oregon. Tickets: Fresh Veggie Donation (not required, but highly encouraged) All Ages Kids Activities Vendor Booths Local Food Providers Beer Garden September 20 2014 2pm-8pm Location: Harry and David Field 2929 S. Pacific Highway,Medford,Or
Camelia-Colombo Lodge #1294, Order of the Sons of Italy, will be holding their semi-annual fund raiser Pasta Feed on Saturday, September 20th 2014, feeding from 5:00 to 7:30 PM at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall. The Parish Hall is located at 815 High Street. The cost of the dinner is adults $12.00, children 5-12 will be $3.50 and children 4 and under will eat for free. Dinner includes pasta and meatballs, salad, green beans, bread, dessert and drink. All proceeds from this dinner go towards scholarships given by the lodge and other donations made by the lodge to charitable organizations and lodge activities. For information call 541-891-8617.
Not for publication – contact person Bonnie Sims 541-884-9684
Crater Rock Museum Lecture: The Blue Ledge Copper Mine
September 20, Crater Rock Museum is hosting a lecture presented by Eric Lindquist about the Blue Ledge Copper Mine. Eric will delve into the mine’s history from the late 1800s to the present; explore how the mine has been changing the local economy, technology, environment and culture for over a century; and the geology of the mine, including artifacts, mineral samples and photos. Learn about the 2010 efforts to restore the abandoned mine to pre-mining condition, and subsequent cleanup efforts. Space is limited, so call early for reservations. Reservations: Pamela Sasseen, 541-608-8091, or Cheryl Hippe, 541-878-8418.