My Calendar (Our Events page)
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7:00 pm: Tales From Gorilla Girl: The Magic and Mystery of My Life with Animals
September 5, 2019 –
Thursday September 5th 7:00 pm
Ann Southcombe author of
Tales From Gorilla Girl: The Magic and Mystery of My Life with Animals
Ann Southcombe's dedication and passion for animals has stretched over forty years and has taken her to the wilds of the Amazon, the undersea world of Hawaii, and the beautiful forested mountains of Oregon. During her career, she raised seven captive gorillas; she was the teacher to Michael, the companion of Koko, the gorilla; and to Chantek, the signing orangutan. An early pioneer who provided enrichment for captive animals, her name belongs on the same list as Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey,and Penny Patterson for the work she has done to raise awareness of the importance of our relationships to our "non-human kin"
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|September 9, 2019
7:00 pm: Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert: My Life Among the Navajo People
September 9, 2019 –
Monday September 9th 7:00pm
Erica Elliott talks about her book:
Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert:
My Life Among the Navajo People
After her first week teaching at a boarding school on the Navajo Reservation near Canyon de Chelly, young Erica Elliott almost leaves in despair, unable to communicate with the children or understand cultural cues. But once she starts learning the Navajo language, the people begin to trust her, taking her into their homes and ceremonies. As she is drawn deeper into Navajo life, Erica has a series of profound experiences with the people, animals, and spirits of Canyon de Chelly. Fulfilling a Navajo grandmothers prophecy, she returns years later as a medical doctor to offer her services to Navajo patients.
Erica Elliott is a medical doctor with a busy private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A true adventurer, she has lived and worked around the world. She served as a teacher for Indigenous children on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and in the mountains of Ecuador.
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7:00 pm: New Moons
September 12, 2019 –
Thursday September 12th 7:00 pm
Nancy Ashmead author of
This eco-sci-fi story features a reluctant young heroine born during a time of crisis within a star-ship Federation in a distant solar system. Power objects bestowed during the time of the Ascent from Earth awaken a latent prophecy, identifying Mellinar, just entering womanhood, as the Emissary, sending her on a voyage back to Earth. While there she is initiated in the ancient lineage of the Sacred Grove. She returns to the Federation crystalized with clarity of purpose, endowed with additional psychic abilities and now supported by a young Earthling named Vedano and a shape-shifting mentor, Midigini.
As the resource crisis deepens, Mellinar and her cohorts catalyze healing potentials and opportunities as they move from ship to ship. A resistant ruling class, increasingly obstreperous under-class and numerous rogue ships make for complications and obstructions that Mellinar and her cohorts must mindfully navigate to usher in the next epoch.
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|September 16, 2019
7:00 pm: Atacama
September 16, 2019 –
Monday September 16th 7:00 pm
Sherry Leonard discusses her book
Gerritt Wells, a young mining engineer with relationship issues and a fear of crowding, escapes from Montana to the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, to work in an open-pit copper mine. The stark land itself is part of his story. The huge open-pit copper mine employs both Gringos and Chilenos, creating unrest. Gerritt marries the sensual retarded daughter of the mine manager to get ahead. There are problems with the Union, a mine strike, an explosion in the mine, and growing tensions between Gerritt and others.
Sherry Leonard is a retired Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver. She lived five years in a mining camp high in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile.
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7:00 pm: Only Hope: A Survivor’s Stories of the Holocaust
September 19, 2019 –
Thursday September 19th 7:00 pm
Irving Lubliner will read from
Only Hope: A Survivor’s Stories of the Holocaust
Before she passed away in 1974, Felicia Bornstein Lubliner wrote about her internment in Polish ghettos and two Nazi concentration camps, Auschwitz and Gross-Rosen. Her powerful stories have recently been published by her son, Irving Lubliner, an emeritus SOU professor and Ashland resident. He will share excerpts from Only Hope: A Survivor’s Stories of the Holocaust, shedding light on his mother’s experiences and indomitable spirit, as well as his experience as a child of Holocaust survivors and his process in bringing the book to fruition.
“In just a few pages these stories vivify the horror of the Holocaust and the redemption of the human will. Felicia Lubliner makes us realize in Only Hope that the spark of life cannot be extinguished even in the darkest of times.” - Dennis M. Read, Professor Emeritus of English, Denison University
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|September 23, 2019
7:00 pm: The Noon Club: Creating the Future in One Minute a Day
September 23, 2019 –
Monday September 23rd 7:00 pm
Will Wilkinson discusses his book
The Noon Club: Creating the Future in One Minute a Day
The Noon Club is a free member alliance that focuses intentional power every day at noon to create an impact in human consciousness. Members set their smart phones for noon and pause in silence or to offer a brief declaration, transmitting love into the quantum world of mass consciousness.Soldiers are ordered to break step when they cross a bridge because the resonance created by their synchronized movement can generate enough power to bring down the bridge. What limiting structures in consciousness are ready to crumble; what new forms might assemble. What can we do in The Noon Club?Participation is simple. Just set your smart phone and pause at noon every day at noon to transmit.
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7:00 pm: Night Rides: a Pepper Kane Mystery
September 26, 2019 –
Thursday September 26th 7:00 pm
Carole Beers talks about her new mystery
Night Rides: a Pepper Kane Mystery
When a spirited former reporter from Oregon shows her horse in Seattle, she not only races to find a killer targeting her, but also to uncover her own race, faith and gender prejudice—buried so deep she’s unaware of it.
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|September 30, 2019
7:00 pm: Southern Oregon Beer: A Pioneering History
September 30, 2019 –
Monday September 30th 7:00 pm
Phil Busse talks about -
Southern Oregon Beer: A Pioneering History
The origin of brewing in southern Oregon is a lively tale of mid-nineteenth-century gold rushes, brawling German immigrants, irrepressible women and hometown pride. In the boomtown of Jacksonville, two pioneering brewers competed to quench the thirst of miners and ranchers, and soon breweries began popping up elsewhere. But as railroads spread across the West, they brought rival beer brands with them, and the onset of Prohibition stifled the industry altogether. Yet resourceful Oregonians continued to cultivate hops, and by the turn of the twenty-first century, small-town brewers like Caldera Brewing Company in Ashland and Climate City Brewery in Grants Pass were once again stepping into the spotlight. Author Phil Busse, longtime Oregon journalist, traces the pioneering spirit of southern Oregon's first brewers to today.
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