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KIDS DAY AT CRATER ROCK MUSEUM
Mar
9
10:30 AM10:30

KIDS DAY AT CRATER ROCK MUSEUM

The second Saturday of every month is a special day, just for Kids! Every Month there’s something new to explore – for instance, one month may be dinosaurs, another geodes and thunder eggs. And, yet another, fossils, or maybe garnets, or crystals! Children FREE! Adults, $5; Seniors, $3  Classes start on the half hour – first class begins at 10:30am, last class at 2:30pm 

CRATER ROCK MUSEUM

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FREE FAMILY DAY at ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER
Mar
9
12:00 PM12:00

FREE FAMILY DAY at ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER

Every Second Saturday a great family destination with free and fun art projects in the Rogue Studio and art hunts in the Gallery once a month. Families are encouraged to come create, explore, enjoy seeing and making art together. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  All ages welcome. Free! All Materials Provided, No pre-registration required.

Link to Rogue Gallery and Art Center

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KIDS DAY AT CRATER ROCK MUSEUM
Apr
13
10:30 AM10:30

KIDS DAY AT CRATER ROCK MUSEUM

The second Saturday of every month is a special day, just for Kids! Every Month there’s something new to explore – for instance, one month may be dinosaurs, another geodes and thunder eggs. And, yet another, fossils, or maybe garnets, or crystals! Children FREE! Adults, $5; Seniors, $3  Classes start on the half hour – first class begins at 10:30am, last class at 2:30pm 

CRATER ROCK MUSEUM

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FREE FAMILY DAY at ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER
Apr
13
12:00 PM12:00

FREE FAMILY DAY at ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER

Every Second Saturday a great family destination with free and fun art projects in the Rogue Studio and art hunts in the Gallery once a month. Families are encouraged to come create, explore, enjoy seeing and making art together. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  All ages welcome. Free! All Materials Provided, No pre-registration required.

Link to Rogue Gallery and Art Center

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FREE ENTRY INTO NATIONAL PARKS - FIRST DAY NATIONAL PARK WEEK
Apr
20
12:00 AM00:00

FREE ENTRY INTO NATIONAL PARKS - FIRST DAY NATIONAL PARK WEEK

Al National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. 

National parks are America’s best idea, and there are more than 400 parks available to everyone, every day. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all the time. The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

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KIDS DAY AT CRATER ROCK MUSEUM
May
11
10:30 AM10:30

KIDS DAY AT CRATER ROCK MUSEUM

The second Saturday of every month is a special day, just for Kids! Every Month there’s something new to explore – for instance, one month may be dinosaurs, another geodes and thunder eggs. And, yet another, fossils, or maybe garnets, or crystals! Children FREE! Adults, $5; Seniors, $3  Classes start on the half hour – first class begins at 10:30am, last class at 2:30pm 

CRATER ROCK MUSEUM

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FREE FAMILY DAY at ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER
May
11
12:00 PM12:00

FREE FAMILY DAY at ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER

Every Second Saturday a great family destination with free and fun art projects in the Rogue Studio and art hunts in the Gallery once a month. Families are encouraged to come create, explore, enjoy seeing and making art together. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  All ages welcome. Free! All Materials Provided, No pre-registration required.

Link to Rogue Gallery and Art Center

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STATEWIDE FREE FISHING WEEKEND
Jun
1
to Jun 2

STATEWIDE FREE FISHING WEEKEND

The first weekend in June is Oregon’s traditional Free Fishing Weekend. On this weekend, ODFW and its partners will be sponsoring fishing events throughout the state. These events are free, and at most we’ll even provide the gear and instruction you’ll need to get started – from baiting the hook to landing your catch. Here is a complete list of events with times and locations

ODFW

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FREE ROGUE VALLEY FARM TOUR
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

FREE ROGUE VALLEY FARM TOUR

Meet your local farmers! This free family event brings you directly to the farmers, land and animals that produce the delicious local food we enjoy in our fertile valley. Local residents will have the opportunity to visit multiple local farms and vineyards around the Rogue Valley, participate in a variety of activities from tastings to field tours, and learn about the abundance of our local food system. Enjoy a fun summer day with new adventures, delicious samples and interactive kids’ activities.

Highlights include:

Choose your own adventure: Rogue Valley Farm Tour Brochures list all 26 farms and their activities in an easy-to-read format. Pick up your brochure of participating farms at Ashland Food Co-op, Medford Food Co-op and the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market, or download digitally here: https://bit.ly/2MtTsqH

We have farms for all touring needs: city centered farms for the quick tour and farther afield farms for those looking for a scenic drive.

Pack a lunch from your local co-op and enjoy a picnic at one of the many farms designated with a picnic table icon in the brochure.

WIN $500 to local businesses by visiting TWO or more farms. To enter the drawing, follow these steps:

Visit a farm on the tour and ask the farmer to stamp his/her farm on your Farm Tour Brochure.

After you’ve visited at least two farms and have a minimum of two stamps:

Take a photo of your brochure

Post it on Facebook and tag @RogueValleyFarmTour. Make sure to tag us otherwise you won’t be entered in the drawing.

Winner will be announced on Tuesday July 24th.

The 2018 Rogue Valley Farm Tour is sponsored by:
Ashland Food Co-op
Medford Food Co-op
Grange Co-op
Rogue Credit Union
GloryBee
Organic Valley
What to do in Southern Oregon
Organically Grown Company
Rogue Valley Food System Network

List of businesses for $500 raffle- Winner can choose up to 5 businesses from the following list:

Ashland Food Co-op, Medford Food Co-op, The Grange Co-op, Rogue Valley Growers Market, Grants Pass Growers Market, Bigham Farms, Blue Fox Farm, Easy Valley Farm, Forage and Plow Farm, Fort Vannoy Farms, Fox Run Farm, Fry Family Farm Store, Lavender Fields Forever, Martin Family Ranch, Oshala Farm, Plaisance Ranch, Ridgeline Meadows Farm, Rogue Creamery, Runnymede Farm, Salant Family Ranch, Seven Oaks Farm, Seven Seeds Farm/Siskiyou Seeds, TerraSol Organics, The English Lavender Farm, Valley View Orchard, Whistling Duck Farm, Willow Witt Ranch, and Wooldridge Creek Winery.

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FREE FISHING WEEKEND IN OREGON
Aug
17
to Aug 18

FREE FISHING WEEKEND IN OREGON

Introduce a friend, child, co-worker or family member to fishing during Oregon’s Free Fishing Weekend. Always the first full weekend in June; ODFW offers Oregon residents and visitors a full weekend to fish, crab and clam without a license. All fishing regulations still apply. See the Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

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FREE ENTRY INTO NATIONAL PARKS - NATIONAL PARK SERVICE BIRTHDAY
Aug
25
12:00 AM00:00

FREE ENTRY INTO NATIONAL PARKS - NATIONAL PARK SERVICE BIRTHDAY

Al National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. 

National parks are America’s best idea, and there are more than 400 parks available to everyone, every day. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all the time. The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

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FREE ENTRY INTO NATIONAL PARKS - NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY
Sep
28
12:00 AM00:00

FREE ENTRY INTO NATIONAL PARKS - NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY

Al National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. 

National parks are America’s best idea, and there are more than 400 parks available to everyone, every day. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all the time. The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

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STATEWIDE FREE FISHING WEEKEND
Feb
16
to Feb 17

STATEWIDE FREE FISHING WEEKEND

The first weekend in June is Oregon’s traditional Free Fishing Weekend. On this weekend, ODFW and its partners will be sponsoring fishing events throughout the state. These events are free, and at most we’ll even provide the gear and instruction you’ll need to get started – from baiting the hook to landing your catch. Here is a complete list of events with times and locations

ODFW

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ROGUE VALLEY YMCA FAMILY NIGHT
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

ROGUE VALLEY YMCA FAMILY NIGHT

Come to the YMCA for an evening of free, fun family time. There is a theme each month with a special project in the lobby plus activities include swimming, basketball and racquetball. Try rock climbing while staff spot you in our climbing gym. Enjoy a swim in our large swimming pool with toys, a slide and a hot tub.

ROGUE VALLEY YMCA

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FREE PUPPET SHOW:  THERE'S A MONSTER IN MY CLOSET by THE STORYTELLING GUILD
Feb
10
4:00 PM16:00

FREE PUPPET SHOW: THERE'S A MONSTER IN MY CLOSET by THE STORYTELLING GUILD

Nearly every Indigenous culture in the world tells ‘trickster tales’. Prevalent in North America are stories about the infamous Coyote! Legends of Coyote is a compilation of two hilarious stories and is performed with puppets, masks, and costumes inspired by Pacific Northwest Native American art. Learn more at: http://www.storytellingguild.org/puppet-theater.html

FREE ADMISSION: Donation of new or gently used children's book appreciated for the Storytelling Guild's Pass the Book winter Book Drive. http://www.storytellingguild.org/pass-the-book.html

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FREE PUPPET SHOW:  LEGENDS OF COYOTE sponsored by THE STORYTELLING GUILD
Feb
10
1:30 PM13:30

FREE PUPPET SHOW: LEGENDS OF COYOTE sponsored by THE STORYTELLING GUILD

Nearly every Indigenous culture in the world tells ‘trickster tales’. Prevalent in North America are stories about the infamous Coyote! Legends of Coyote is a compilation of two hilarious stories and is performed with puppets, masks, and costumes inspired by Pacific Northwest Native American art. Learn more at: http://www.storytellingguild.org/puppet-theater.html

FREE ADMISSION: Donation of new or gently used children's book appreciated for the Storytelling Guild's Pass the Book winter Book Drive. http://www.storytellingguild.org/pass-the-book.html

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FREE FAMILY DAY at ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER
Feb
9
12:00 PM12:00

FREE FAMILY DAY at ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER

Every Second  a great family destination with free and fun art projects in the Rogue Studio and art hunts in the Gallery once a month. Families are encouraged to come create, explore, enjoy seeing and making art together. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  All ages welcome. Free! All Materials Provided, No pre-registration required.

Rogue Gallery and Art Center

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KIDS DAY AT CRATER ROCK MUSEUM
Feb
9
10:30 AM10:30

KIDS DAY AT CRATER ROCK MUSEUM

The second Saturday of every month is a special day, just for Kids! Every Month there’s something new to explore – for instance, one month may be dinosaurs, another geodes and thunder eggs. And, yet another, fossils, or maybe garnets, or crystals! Children FREE! Adults, $5; Seniors, $3  Classes start on the half hour – first class begins at 10:30am, last class at 2:30pm 

CRATER ROCK MUSEUM

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$3 Family Day at ScienceWorks Hand-On Museum
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

$3 Family Day at ScienceWorks Hand-On Museum

Admission is $3 on the first Sunday of every month for non-members ages 2 and up, unless otherwise noted on our calendar. Please have 1 adult for every 5 children in your group.

ScienceWorks is a fun, engaging science center where kids and adults can rediscover wonder. The innovative museum features interactive exhibits, an outdoor garden, live science shows and dynamic programs year-round.

Link to ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum

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HEART CANDY BOX AT HOME DEPOT
Feb
2
9:00 AM09:00

HEART CANDY BOX AT HOME DEPOT

Celebrate love and kindness with a personalized candy heart box. In this workshop, you and your child can build a heart shaped box for Valentine's Day perfect as a gift for someone you love or to stash all your super sweet Valentine's Day goodies and keepsakes. Once the heart is built, your child can customize it with paint and stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.

 

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OREGON CAVES COMMUNITY DAY & FOOD DRIVE
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

OREGON CAVES COMMUNITY DAY & FOOD DRIVE

  • Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Community Appreciation Day and Food Drive at the Oregon Caves! 
Free Cave tours and so much more!

We will be giving back to our wonderful supportive community of Southern Oregon with FREE first come first served cave tours all day! 

***WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE:***
Frankie Hernandez will be playing in the Chateau from 4-6! Make sure to bring your dancing shoes for the last hurrah at the Chateau before it’s closed for two years for restoration. 

Please bring a suggested donation of a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Doug Hoskins Resource Center.

Activities throughout the day will include:
The Cave Crawler Bounce House
Watershed activities led by The Siskiyou Field Institute
Stones and Bones Touch Table
Animal Track castings
Native and Pioneer Games in the Chateau
Tour of the Historic District

For their safety, children must be at least 42 inches (107 cm) tall to take a tour. 
Please be aware that the cave tour is physically demanding. It requires the ability to walk and stoop through narrow, twisting passages, including an 88-foot (27m) passageway with ceilings as low as 45 inches (114 cm), and the ability to ascend and descend over 500 steps, many of them steep, uneven and/or without handrails.
DO NOT wear or bring clothes, shoes or other items used in a cave, mine, or other bat habitat. Spores carried on personal items spread white-nose syndrome, a deadly disease that kills bats.

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FREE KIDS DAY at CRATER ROCK MUSEUM
Sep
8
10:30 AM10:30

FREE KIDS DAY at CRATER ROCK MUSEUM

The second Saturday of every month is a special day, just for Kids! Every Month there’s something new to explore – for instance, one month may be dinosaurs, another geodes and thunder eggs. And, yet another, fossils, or maybe garnets, or crystals! Children FREE! Adults, $5; Seniors, $3  Classes start on the half hour – first class begins at 10:30am, last class at 2:30pm 

CRATER ROCK MUSEUM

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Copy of BRITTKIDS CONCERTS "IGGY'S STRING THEORY"
Jul
29
10:00 AM10:00

Copy of BRITTKIDS CONCERTS "IGGY'S STRING THEORY"

BrittKids Koncerts are FREE to the public - Scout says ALL KIDS of ALL AGES are invited!
All performances, with the exception of the Aug. 18 concert, are in the Britt Performance Garden which opens at 9:45am.  All performances start at 10:15am.

 

2018 Schedule: 

Jul 17 | "Traditional Folk Dances of Mexico" by Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre

Jul 23 | "Corps of Discovery" by The Meriwethers

Jul 29 | "Iggy's String Theory" by Ignace Jang & Mark Bergman (Britt Orchestra concertmaster, and double bassist)

Jul 30 | "Flora and the Search for the Groove" by Gabriel Globus-Hoenich (Britt Orchestra percussionist) & Members of the Britt Orchestra

Aug 5 | "Got Melody?" by 16 Strings (Members of the Britt Orchestra)

Aug 6 | "Kid’s Drums Unlimited" by Gabriel Globus-Hoenich & Friends

Aug 7 | "Flora and the Search for the Groove" by Gabriel Globus-Hoenich & Members of the Britt Orchestra

*Aug 18 | "Corps of Discovery" by The Meriwethers at BEAR CREEK PARK, MEDFORD, OR

Aug 20 | "Traditional Folk Dances of Mexico" by Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre

Aug 25 | "Don't Laugh at Me" by Steve Seskin

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Copy of BRITTKIDS CONCERTS "CORPS OF DISCOVERY"
Jul
23
10:00 AM10:00

Copy of BRITTKIDS CONCERTS "CORPS OF DISCOVERY"

BrittKids Koncerts are FREE to the public - Scout says ALL KIDS of ALL AGES are invited!
All performances, with the exception of the Aug. 18 concert, are in the Britt Performance Garden which opens at 9:45am.  All performances start at 10:15am.

 

2018 Schedule: 

Jul 17 | "Traditional Folk Dances of Mexico" by Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre

Jul 23 | "Corps of Discovery" by The Meriwethers

Jul 29 | "Iggy's String Theory" by Ignace Jang & Mark Bergman (Britt Orchestra concertmaster, and double bassist)

Jul 30 | "Flora and the Search for the Groove" by Gabriel Globus-Hoenich (Britt Orchestra percussionist) & Members of the Britt Orchestra

Aug 5 | "Got Melody?" by 16 Strings (Members of the Britt Orchestra)

Aug 6 | "Kid’s Drums Unlimited" by Gabriel Globus-Hoenich & Friends

Aug 7 | "Flora and the Search for the Groove" by Gabriel Globus-Hoenich & Members of the Britt Orchestra

*Aug 18 | "Corps of Discovery" by The Meriwethers at BEAR CREEK PARK, MEDFORD, OR

Aug 20 | "Traditional Folk Dances of Mexico" by Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre

Aug 25 | "Don't Laugh at Me" by Steve Seskin

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BRITTKIDS CONCERTS "TRADITIONAL FOLK DANCES OF MEXICO"
Jul
17
10:00 AM10:00

BRITTKIDS CONCERTS "TRADITIONAL FOLK DANCES OF MEXICO"

BrittKids Koncerts are FREE to the public - Scout says ALL KIDS of ALL AGES are invited!
All performances, with the exception of the Aug. 18 concert, are in the Britt Performance Garden which opens at 9:45am.  All performances start at 10:15am.

 

2018 Schedule: 

Jul 17 | "Traditional Folk Dances of Mexico" by Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre

Jul 23 | "Corps of Discovery" by The Meriwethers

Jul 29 | "Iggy's String Theory" by Ignace Jang & Mark Bergman (Britt Orchestra concertmaster, and double bassist)

Jul 30 | "Flora and the Search for the Groove" by Gabriel Globus-Hoenich (Britt Orchestra percussionist) & Members of the Britt Orchestra

Aug 5 | "Got Melody?" by 16 Strings (Members of the Britt Orchestra)

Aug 6 | "Kid’s Drums Unlimited" by Gabriel Globus-Hoenich & Friends

Aug 7 | "Flora and the Search for the Groove" by Gabriel Globus-Hoenich & Members of the Britt Orchestra

*Aug 18 | "Corps of Discovery" by The Meriwethers at BEAR CREEK PARK, MEDFORD, OR

Aug 20 | "Traditional Folk Dances of Mexico" by Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre

Aug 25 | "Don't Laugh at Me" by Steve Seskin

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$2 FAMILY DAY AT SCIENCE WORKS HANDS-ON MUSEUM
Jul
1
10:00 AM10:00

$2 FAMILY DAY AT SCIENCE WORKS HANDS-ON MUSEUM

Admission is $2 on the first Sunday of every month for non-members ages 2 and up, unless otherwise noted on our calendar. Please have 1 adult for every 5 children in your group.

ScienceWorks is a fun, engaging science center where kids and adults can rediscover wonder. The innovative museum features interactive exhibits, an outdoor garden, live science shows and dynamic programs year-round.

Link to ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum

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BUILD A WINDOW BIRDHOUSE AT HOME DEPOT
Apr
7
9:00 AM09:00

BUILD A WINDOW BIRDHOUSE AT HOME DEPOT

ncourage a love for nature and ornithology in our hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a window birdhouse. Your young birdwatcher can observe birds’ behaviors like building a nest and watching eggs hatch without the need for expensive equipment. Once your birdhouse is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron, and pin.

 

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GEOFFREY'S BIRTHDAY CLUB AT TOYSRUS
Mar
3
to Mar 4

GEOFFREY'S BIRTHDAY CLUB AT TOYSRUS

Geoffrey's Birthday Club members receive a special surprise with coupon, including a FREE Geoffrey plush toy and storybook!

Super-fun activities like story time, featuring The Legend of Geoffrey children's book!

Event intended for children, ages 2-up.  Distributed with coupon to Geoffrey's Birthday Club members ONLY!!

Become a member of GEOFFREY'S BIRHTDAY CLUB

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FREE VALENTINE COOKIE DECORATING PARTY at ASHLAND FOOD CO-OP
Feb
10
11:00 AM11:00

FREE VALENTINE COOKIE DECORATING PARTY at ASHLAND FOOD CO-OP

Spread the love this Valentine's Day with cookies!
Join us in the Co-op Classroom for our 3rd Annual Valentine Cookie Decorating Party. We’ll supply fresh baked gluten free and traditional sugar cookies, mountains of frosting and organic decorations. Stop by to create your edible masterpiece and share in the beautiful love we have in this world. 

This event is free and open to the public. We encourage guests to bring nonperishable food items to donate to the Ashland Emergency Food Bank’s Winter Food Drive.

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