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Matching Grandmas2Go-Family Coaches with Struggling Families

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We all know that babies don’t come with an “instruction manual!” What’s a mom or dad to do when they need help? The answer: … call Grandmas2Go-Family Coaches and be matched with a “trained and trusted” community volunteer Grandma! The idea for this program came from Linda Otto, when she realized through her work as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), a …

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4th of JULY CELEBRATIONS

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   Southern Oregon has several 4th of July Celebrations. Bring your family for Fun Runs, Parades, festivities, street fairs, entertainment and fireworks. Have a safe and fun day! 4th of July Run in Ashland, Oregon.                                start at 7:45 am.  Adults, children and families are welcome. …

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THE KIDS DASH

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The 8th annual Kids Dash is June 8th, 2019 at the Grants Pass High School track. Gate opens st 8AM. Entry fee is $10/child. The Kids Dash was founded by Dr. Nate Tanner. It has been a KidZone Community Foundation event since 2014. The Kids Dash includes runs for children ages two through middle school as well as relay races …

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Sleep in Heavenly Peace: Providing Beds for Children in Need

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Sleep in Heavenly Peace began in Twin Falls, Idaho in 2012 when a group of people built a bunk bed as a service project. After building a second bunk bed with the leftover lumber, they offered it for free on Facebook with an overwhelming response. They soon realized that the need is out there for beds for children – the …

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RANGER -LED SNOWSHOE WALKS AT CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK

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In an average winter, Crater Lake National Park receives 43 feet of snow! Ranger-led snowshoe hikes are a fun way to explore this winter wonderland while learning how plants, animals, and people survive the harsh conditions. Every Saturday and Sunday (and some holidays) Crater Lake National Park offers free guided snowshoe walks. Ranger-led snowshoe walks are a fun way to …

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Rogue Valley Bird Day at North Mountain Park

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Saturday, May 11th, 2019 Bring the whole family to enjoy Rogue Valley Bird Day, our own local celebration of World Migratory Bird Day. This year’s theme is, “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution.” This annual event is a great opportunity to learn about local birds and share the joy of welcoming our own local migrants home for the …

Wild Music: Sounds & Songs of Life at ScienceWorks

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BRAND NEW WILD MUSIC EXHIBIT PROVIDES A MUST-SEE, MUST-DO, MUST-HEAR EXPERIENCE Wild Music: Sounds & Songs of Life opens February at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum Whales compose, bullfrogs chorus, songbirds greet the dawn, and people everywhere sing and dance. What do we all have in common? Visitors of all ages will find out in February, when Wild Music: Sounds & Songs …