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Recreat ion Guide Autumn 2012

Ac t i v i t i e s & P rog r a ms at… Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink Oak Knoll Golf Course North Mountain Park Nature Center Ashland Senior Center The Grove & More Online Registration Begins August 28 General Registration Begins August 31

Bear Creek Salmon Festival at North Mountain Park Photo Courtesy Jeffrey McFarland—Path of Light Photography

Bear Creek Salmon Festival

• Watershed Exploration Month • Bear Creek Work Party —Details page 31

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Message from the director “Change is in the air” Summer gives way to fall, the weather changes, days draw shorter, and a new season of maintenance arrives at Ashland Parks & Recreation. This year during the budget process, the Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission identified many park areas requiring attention. Some of the projects were the result of use and others a result of age. They ranged from replacing playground equipment at Garfield Park to repaving parking lots and fixing broken concrete sidewalks damaged by time, weather and tree roots. Also included in this year’s work plan was the rebuilding of two greens at Oak Knoll Golf Course and three significant historical projects for the preservation of our past: Lithia Park rehabilitations of the Enders Shelter, Perozzi Fountain and the entrance bridge leading in to the playground area. These projects will be challenging and may require additional community support to fully meet target goals. During the process of developing their project list, the Commission saw two primary criteria rise to the top: safety issues and extending the lifespan of park amenities. Most of the projects will accomplish both goals. One of the most significant safetyrelated projects, as identified by the Commission, was the resurfacing of the Calle Guanajuato, which they aim to achieve during fiscal year 2012-2013. We are dedicated to rehabilitating our valuable parks system and protecting the investments of the citizens of Ashland. We hope to achieve our goals with minimal impacts to user groups. Periodic park project updates, often providing progress on Commission goals, can be found on the City of Ashland Web site at www.ashland.or.us. Have a great fall!

Don Robertson, Director Ashland Parks & Recreation

WHO:

Are You Interested in Teaching a Class for Ashland Parks & Recreation? Ashland Parks and Recreation is happy to take proposals for courses to add to our Recreation Guide. We are looking for exciting new programs that improve the lives of participants and provide fun ways to enjoy Ashland’s Parks. If you have a unique set of skills and would like to instruct a new program or activity, please visit www.ashland.or.us/instructors and complete the course proposal form.

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Ashland Parks & Recreation, Our Instructors & YOU!

WHAT: Registration Open House

WHERE: The Grove 1195 E Main St

WHEN: September 5, 5 to 7pm

WHY:

Meet our instructors and get assistance with registration for autumn programs

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Ashland Parks & Recreation • 541-488-5340 • 340 S Pioneer, Ashland OR 97520 • www.AshlandParksandRec.org


Table of contents Registration/General Information................................................................................................................... 5 Oak Knoll Golf Course.................................................................................................................................... 6 Ashland Senior Center.................................................................................................................................... 7 Ashland Parks Foundation .............................................................................................................................. 8 Green Living Tips............................................................................................................................................ 8 North Mountain Park Nature Center.............................................................................................................. 9 Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink................................................................................................................ 10-11 Ashland Art Center......................................................................................................................................... 12 Sustainable Living & Gardening Urban Composting, How to Make Your Own Herbal Tinctures, Self-Sufficiency Starts at Home . Demonstration Garden Tours, Seasonal Care for the Home Garden Saving Seeds from Flower & Vegetable Gardens, Catching Rain, Harvest Kitchen Farm & Garden Tour, Care & Pruning of Wisteria, Green & Solar Tour Pruning Japanese Maples for Balance, Beauty & Comfort ........................................................... 13-15 Adapted Programs Awesome Aerobics, Friday Evening Fun & Social, Build Your Body, Move ‘n Groove Adapted Aquatics, Crafts ‘n Things............................................................................................... 16-17 Sports & Fitness Coed Fitness Boot Camp, Building Bones Step-by-Step, Basic Qigong, Golf Lessons Adult Tennis Lessons, Gentle Yoga for 60 & Better, Tai Chi for 50 and Better .............................. 18-19 Lithia Park Map, Facilities & Rentals............................................................................................................... 20-21 Creative Expression Drawing, Watercolor or Acrylic Painting; Drawing/Watercolor Studio Japanese Book Binding, Dancing Star Lantern Workshop, Bird Photography Basics Felt Making for Beginners, Felted Holiday Gifts, Pressed Flower Creations Natural Holiday Wreaths.............................................................................................................. 22-23 Life Enrichment Computer Instruction for Adults 60 & Better, Hearts & Spades for Adults 50 & Better Bicycle Street Smarts, Mothers & Daughters: A Day Just for You Confidently Create Your Own Workshop...................................................................................... 24 Pet Care & Training Good Puppy Skills, Good Dog Skills, Small Dog Social Club, Dog Training Clinics ....................... 25

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Table of contents continued... Nature & Culture Rogue Valley Geology in the Earth’s History, Preschool Puppet Theatre, Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk, Native Bee Housing Project, Reptiles & Amphibians Preschool Nature Days, Buried History at Hargadine Cemetery, Honey... Nectar of the Gods Plants of the Rogue Valley for Homeschoolers, Bats, Climate Change & the Rogue Valley Project FeederWatch, Winter Birds of Ashland & Jackson County Winter Birds of the Klamath Basin .............................................................................................. 26-29 Volunteer Opportunities................................................................................................................................. 30 Special Events Bear Creek Salmon Festival.......................................................................................................... 31 Foreign Language Spanish, Italian, French................................................................................................................ 32-33 Music & Dance Ballroom, Latin & Swing Classes; Line Dancing for Adults 60 & Better Contact & Creative Movement Improvisation, Beginning Mandolin Beginning 5-String Banjo Picking, Beginning Guitar..................................................................... 33-34 Other Parks & Recreation Opportunities........................................................................................................ 35 Parks Sites ..................................................................................................................................................... 36 Parks & Facilities............................................................................................................................................. 37 Useful Information Contact Numbers; How to Register............................................................................................... 38 Registration Form............................................................................................................................................ 39

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Autumn Registration Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register—For more information call 541-488-5340 “Friend” us on Facebook

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Registration Schedule Online Registration begins August 28 General Registration begins August 31 Open House Registration will be September 5 at The Grove—Details page 2

5 Easy Ways to Register

Online • View this guide online at www.ashland.or.us/recguide • Direct access to online registration at www.ashland.or.us/register • All participants must have a current waiver on file • Pay with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express • See page 38 for complete details Phone • Main Office.................................. 541-488-5340 N MT Park Nature Center............. 541-488-6606 Facility Rentals............................. 541-488-5340 • Pay with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. Please have card number & registration info ready.

Phone registration is not available for all programs.

Fax

• Main Office.................................. 541-488-5314 Include your credit card information with completed registration form.

Mail TO • Ashland Parks & Recreation 340 S Pioneer St, Ashland OR 97520 Include your credit card information or a check

payable to Ashland Parks & Recreation. Please do not send cash. In Person • Ashland Parks & Recreation Dept (Headquarters) 340 S Pioneer St (upper Lithia Park) or • North Mountain Park Nature Center 620 N Mountain Ave

P R E - R E G I S T R AT I O N I S R E Q U I R E D. T O AVO I D CL A S S CANCE L L AT ION, W E R E COMM E ND R E G I S T E R I N G 7 D AY S I N A DVA N C E F O R A L L PRO G R A M S , U N L E S S O T H E RW I S E I N D I C AT E D. Classes may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment or for other reasons. If this occurs, a full refund will be issued in two to three weeks.

Ashland Parks & Recreation – “Providing Recreational Opportunities; Preserving & Maintaining Public Lands”

Refund Policy

• If a participant cancels a registration at least one week (7 days) prior to the start of a program, a full refund will be given minus a $10 processing fee per transaction, or a full credit toward a future program (whatever the registrant prefers). • If a participant cancels less than one week (7 days) prior to start of program, a full credit will be given. No cash refunds will be issued less than one week prior to class. The supervisor in charge will have the authority to take appropriate action and make every reasonable effort to satisfy the customer. • No cash refunds will be issued for classes costing $10 or less, but a full credit will be issued. • Refunds/credits will not be issued for unattended classes or events. • If an event or program is cancelled or changed by Ashland Parks & Recreation, a full credit or refund will be issued. The Ashland Parks & Recreation De-

partment reserves the right to cancel any activity due to insufficient enrollment or other reasons.

Scholarships Available A limited amount of scholarship money is available to all ages for classes and programs through the Ashland Parks & Recreation Department. To obtain a scholarship application, please call the Parks Administration Office at 541-488-5340.

Gift Certificates Looking for the perfect gift? Look no more! Ashland Parks & Recreation offers gift certificates for any dollar amount. Certificates can be used for any Ashland Parks & Recreation class and are valid for one year from date of purchase.

Payment Visa, MasterCard & American Express We also accept imprinted checks and cash.

Photo Usage

On occasion, Ashland Parks & Recreation staff photograph participants enrolled in recreation programs, events or people on Ashland Parks & Recreation properties. Please be aware that the photos are for Parks & Recreation use only and may be used in future Ashland Parks & Recreation media.

Ashland Parks & Recreation • 541-488-5340 • 340 S Pioneer, Ashland OR 97520 • www.AshlandParksandRec.org

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Oak Knoll Golf Course

Photo Courtesy bryon DEVORE Photography

3070 Hwy 66, Ashland | Phone 541-482-4311 | www.OakKnollGolf.org

Located just minutes from downtown Ashland, Oak Knoll Golf Course has been a local favorite since 1926. Golfers of all abilities find our regulation, par 36, nine-hole layout fun and challenging. Schedule a tournament, take a lesson, join a league, or just come out to Oak Knoll for a great golf experience. Call us at 541-482-4311 for tee times and more information.

Plan Your Next Event at Oak Knoll Schedule your holiday party, corporate outing, family reunion or wedding rehearsal dinner at Oak Knoll! Our convenient location and beautiful setting make Oak Knoll a perfect place to celebrate with friends and family. Call us at 541-482-4311 for rates and availability.

Play the New Short Loop!

Golf Doesn’t Have to be Expensive!

If you’ve got an hour and five bucks, you can play golf at Oak Knoll! The Short Loop is a four-hole circuit (holes 1, 2, 8 & 9) just perfect for the golfer who doesn’t have time to play a full round. Available anytime… call for details!

Looking for a way to save money on golf? Save up to $70 by purchasing a Golf/Range Punch Card you get 10, nine-hole rounds and 10 driving range tokens for only $120. If you’re a golfer who spends a lot of time on the driving range, the Range Punch Card is for you! 50 tokens for only $110… a savings of $40! Annual golf and range passes are also available. Please call for details.

Not a Golfer? Not a problem! Relax in our clubhouse, shoot a game of pool on our beautiful vintage billiards table, watch the big game on one of our flat-screen TVs, or just sit outside on the deck with a cup of coffee and enjoy the scenery. Oak Knoll is an important part of the Ashland community and we want everyone to feel welcome.

Internet Specials/Online Booking Visit www.OakKnollGolf.org and print out this month’s coupon to receive special rates and discounts. Also, getting a tee time has never been easier… visit our Web site and book online from your home computer or smart phone.

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Ashland Senior Center

The Ashland Senior Center The Senior Center, located in Hunter Park at 1699 Homes Avenue, is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. For more information or to request a newsletter, please call the Ashland Senior Program at 541-488-5342.

The Ashland Senior Program

The goal of the Senior Program is to provide a support system to the older residents of Ashland, helping them live more independently and continue as contributing members of the community. The following are services provided through the Senior Program: • Information and Referral: referrals to local and regional resources for seniors • Senior Food Box Program: provides delivery of a nutritional food box on a quarterly basis to homebound seniors • Outreach and Advocacy: assessment and assistance in guiding clients to appropriate services when needed • Health-Related Activities: POLST/Advanced Directives assistance, blood pressure testing, foot care clinics, and other health services as available • Educational Activities: seminars and workshops on topics of interest to seniors • Senior Utility Discount: screening for a discount on City utility bills for income-qualified persons age 65 or older, or qualified disabled persons age 60 or older

The Senior Center

The Senior Program administers a variety of recreational and social activities at the Senior Center. The center also serves lunch, by donation, through the Food & Friends Program for seniors age 60 and older from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Meals on Wheels home delivery is also available. Ongoing activities offered at the Senior Center include: • Gentle Yoga—Details page 19 • Tai Chi—Details page 19 • Line Dancing—Details page 34 • Cards—Details page 24 • Computer Instruction—Details page 24 • Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) • Telesensory Magnifier for use by the vision impaired

Upcoming Events…

Volunteer Profile Lynn Peake Friend & Volunteer of the Ashland Senior Center Lynn has been an avid volunteer for the Food & Friends lunch program at the Senior Center for nearly five years. She brings a special kindness and a smile that lights up the room. Lynn also volunteers with her church and, along with her husband Roy, visits homebound friends of the Senior Program. She shares much of herself and Lynn Peake & her granddaughters we delight in hearing stories about her beautiful grandchildren. Her cheerful and caring disposition is such an important part of the Senior Center.

• AARP Driver Safety Program; Presented by Nancy James on September 5 and 6 from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required • Prevent Falls in the Home; Presented by Ashland Fire & Rescue at no cost—TBA For more information please visit the Senior Center Web site at www.AshlandSeniorCenter.org and click on events.

Free Bus Punch Cards/ Valley Lift Vouchers

There are a limited number of free bus punch cards and Valley Lift vouchers available to seniors, age 62 and older. Punch cards are not transferable and apply to regular bus use only.

For more information, call the Ashland Senior Center at 541-488-5342 or visit

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Green Living Tips Ashland Parks Foundation Share in a Living Treasure THE PURPOSE The purpose of the Ashland Parks Foundation is to enhance Ashland’s quality of life by financially supporting its parks system.

Fall is a favorite season to appreciate the outdoors and be mindful of changes occurring in nature. Here are some ways you can help care for the environment. Leaf Recycling: Please keep leaves out of the landfill & the storm drains. Leaves collected in Ashland Parks are composted for amending flower and shrub beds, which you too can do at home. Or you can take advantage of the Free Leaf Drop-Off program offered by Recology Ashland Sanitary Service on three Sundays this fall: November 11, December 2 & 16. Bring your leaves to the Ashland Recycle Center on Water St between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. Call 541-482-1471 for more information.

THE ORGANIZATION The Ashland Parks Foundation, established in 1995 under the laws of the State of Oregon as a nonprofit corporation, is recognized by the U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt benefit foundation. It is administered by a five-member board of Ashland residents.

WAYS TO GIVE Gifts to the Foundation can be tailored to your own financial position and will usually have tax advantages. The Foundation is grateful for gifts of any amount. The Foundation’s legal counsel is available to work with prospective donors.

Examples of contributions to the Ashland Park System: • The Oregon Shakespeare Festival semi-annually donates proceeds, which are held in trust, of one outdoor performance. • George Brinkworth donated his estate, including property and funds for improvements to neighborhood parks as well as to Lithia Park. • The Daniel Meyer Family donated funds to build an outdoor swimming pool at Hunter Park.

Examples of Gifts • For specific facilities or capital improvements • For specific programs or activities • For unrestricted use and/or • As an endowment fund

FOR MORE INFO VISIT… WWW.ASHLANDPARKSFOUNDATION.COM PROJECT A, INC. IS A PROUD SUPPORTER OF THE ASHLAND PARKS FOUNDATION.

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Checking Irrigation: With lower temperatures and shorter days, you can save water by reducing your irrigation. Modify your controller schedule and turn it off when the rains begin. The City of Ashland Water Conservation Division offers free on-site sprinkler system evaluations to assist customers in saving water and money while maintaining healthy and attractive landscapes. Call 541-552-2062 to schedule your appointment. Rounding up Plastic: Want to get rid of those old patio chairs without sending them to the landfill? Jackson County Recycling Partnership will again host two drop-off locations: Jackson County Expo in Central Point and Ashland National Guard Armory in Ashland on October 19 & 20 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for $5 a car or pick-up load for numerous types of plastic, including grocery bags, cereal and chip bags, to-go containers, lawn furniture, toys, nursery pots, CDs, buckets and more. Plastic MUST BE PRE-SORTED into 3 categories: soft plastic, hard plastic and nursery plastic. For more information please visit www.jcrecycle.org.

Ashland Parks & Recreation • 541-488-5340 • 340 S Pioneer, Ashland OR 97520 • www.AshlandParksandRec.org


North Mountain Park Nature Center © Photo courtesy Jeffrey McFarland Path of Light Photography

For more information visit www.NorthMountainPark.org or call 541-488-6606

About North Mountain Park & The Nature Center — Hours & Overview • North Mountain Park is open sunrise to sunset, year-round • Nature Center is open Monday—Friday | 8:30 am—4:30 pm The North Mountain Park Nature Center is located next to Bear Creek at 620 N Mountain Ave in Ashland. The Nature Center offers a variety of programs and interpretive exhibits that teach about local natural and cultural history and sustainable living. Visitors can also enjoy the park’s Demonstration Gardens, nature trails, pavilion, picnic and play areas.

Contact Us for More Information • 620 N Mountain Ave, Ashland, OR 97520 • Tel 541-488-6606 • Fax 541-488-6607 www.northmountainpark.org • URL

Thank You for Helping Us Go Paperless You may go to www.northmountainpark.org and click on Newsletters to view the current and archived publications, or send an email to patty.commons@ashland.or.us to receive an electronic version. The current newsletter is also available at the Nature Center and the Ashland Parks & Recreation office. To receive a paper copy, please call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606.

Scholarships Available A limited amount of scholarship money is available to all ages for classes and programs through the Ashland Parks Foundation. To obtain a scholarship application, please call the Parks Administration Office at 541-488-5340.

Discovery Kits Help You Explore the Park! Discover aquatic insects, learn the secret behavior of birds, become a geologist for the day, or explore owl pellets. Discovery Kits are ideal for children ages 6 – 11 and accompanying adults. Kits may be checked out for a $3 fee for up to 2 hours during the Nature Center’s hours of operation. Make a day of it – bring a picnic lunch, check out a Discovery Kit, and take time to enjoy the park.

Rent the Pavilion for Special Events!

Volunteer Profile Friend & Volunteer of the Nature Center

Meg Fraser “I have to say that the VIP program through the City of Ashland Parks & Recreation really makes it easy to become a part of our of community..” To read the full profile, please visit www.northmountainpark.org, then click on Newsletters, Fall 2012.

The pavilion at North Mountain Park is available for private special events such as birthday parties, receptions, meetings, picnics, and family gatherings. The fee is $55 for 4 hours and a $75 refundable security deposit is required upon booking. Please call 541-488-5340 to make reservations.

Leave Your Mark at the Park—Buy a Brick! Help support the North Mountain Park Natural Area and Community Programs by purchasing an engraved brick to be installed in a walkway around the North Mountain Park Nature Center. For a $50 donation your brick can display the message of your choice engraved on a bronze plaque inset. For more information, call the main Parks Administration Office at 541-488-5340.

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2012/2013 Season—Opening Day is Friday, November 16 from 6—10pm

Location—The rink is located at the corner of Nutley Street and Winburn Way near downtown Ashland and around the corner from the Plaza in Lithia Park. Days of Operation—The rink is a seasonal facility. Weather permitting, will be staffed five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, beginning Friday, November 16, 2012 through February 26, 2013. Amenities—The rink is an outdoor facility without a cover or changing rooms so come ready to skate! Hot cocoa, coffee and snacks available for sale. GROUPS—Grout rates are available for both private and non-private ice sessions, birthday parties and school groups. Reservations are required. Please call Ashland Parks & Recreation at 541-488-5340 to make a reservation.

LEGEND for CALENDARS

—Detailed Schedule for November, December & Winter Break on page 11

FIGURE SKATING*

RECREATION SKATING

Open Skate—All Ages

Recreation Class—Ages Vary

Skaters of all ages and abilities can skate during this session. Families are encouraged to come and skate together and admission is charged. The rink is fully staffed and skates are available to rent.

Free Figure Skate—All Ages

No admission is charged during this time. The rink is not staffed and skates are not available to rent.

Figure Skating and Hockey Lessons available through Parks & Recreation. Call 541-488-5340 for details.

Private Reservation School Groups

*No hockey playing permitted during these times.

HOCKEY SKATING** Open Hockey—Ages 14 & up

Practice and pick-up games with Ashland Parks & Recreation staff supervision. Admission is charged for all participants. Hockey skates are available to rent. Players must bring their own helmets and hockey sticks.

Free Hockey Skate—All Ages

No admission is charged during this time. The rink is not staffed and skates are not available to rent.

TO ALL ICE RINK USERS Due to the lack of a cover, possible closures may be necessary in the event of poor weather conditions, such as temperatures above 50˚F, wind, rain or snow. Please call the rink to confirm hours of operation at 541-488-9189.

**No figure skating permitted during these times.

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Across from Lithia Park in Ashland, 95 Winburn Way—For More Information call the Ice Rink at 541-488-9189 or the Parks Office at 541-488-5340


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Please visit www.ashland.or.us/icerink to view the January & February Calendars For more information call the Rink at 541-488-9189 or Ashland Parks & Recreation at 541-488-5340 The Rink is located at 95 Winburn Way in Ashland’s Lithia Park Open Hockey Skate Free Hockey Skate

Reservation Class Private Reservation

School Groups —Detailed Legend on page 10

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Fall 2012 Weekly Drop-in Classes at

Short Pose Life Drawing – Uninstructed

Printmaking with Amy Godard

Unclothed models. Bring your own non-toxic materials, easels or chairs provided. Poses from 1-25 minutes. Adults over 18 only.

Explore various printmaking techniques including screen-printing, block printing, mono-printing, collographs and stencils, each month will feature a different technique. • September: Screen Printing • October: Block Printing • November and December: Mixed Media, Printmaking and Crafts

$10 | Mondays, 10am-12:30pm

Ceramics with Garry Price Handbuilding and wheel techniques with an expert. Clay and firings can be purchased in class. Ages 14+.

$10 | Tuesdays, 5-7pm

Ceramics with Alissa Clark

Ages 14+.

$10 (some materials and tools included, additional materials and tools available for purchase) Saturdays, 10:30am-12pm

Ceramic Rattles with Bonnie Baker

Handbuilding and wheel techniques with an expert. Clay and firings can be purchased in class. Ages 14+.

Make great ceramic rattles in an infinite variety of shapes. Clay and firings can be purchased in class. Ages 6+.

$10 | Wednesdays, 3-5pm

Long Pose Life Drawing – Uninstructed One pose for two weeks — a great opportunity to do a finished drawing or painting. Unclothed models, adults 18+ only. Bring your own materials — drawing or painting okay. Easels and chairs provided.

$12 | Wednesdays. 6:30-9:30pm

Kids Clay with Amy Godard Clay projects for young folks. Learn about working with clay and make a cool different object each week. Clay and firings can be purchased in class. Ages 5-6 must be accompanied by an adult for their first visit, ages 7-12 may be dropped off.

$10 | Sundays, 10am-12pm

Project Art Kids Free of charge, expressive and fun art class for kids, held monthly and hosted by Project Art Kids, a local non-profit. Kids of all ages welcome with adult supervision.

FREE — materials and smocks provided First Saturdays of every month, 2:30-4:30pm

$10 (scholarships available) | Tuesdays, 3:30-4pm through the Art Center

Drop-in at 357 E. Main Street, Ashland to take an art class. Questions? E-mail us at ashartcent@gmail.com • 541.482.2772 • www.ashlandartcenter.org


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Sustainable Living & Gardening Urban Composting Learn how to divert food scraps, yard waste and organic debris from the landfill. In time, this material can become a valuable soil amendment for your garden and yard. Learn how to set up a compost system in an urban setting with recommendations for keeping critters out of your pile. This class is free and sponsored by the City of Ashland Conservation Commission & Recology Ashland Sanitary Service. Preregistration is not required for this program. For more information, please call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES DATE PLACE COST INSTRUCTOR

13 & up (younger children allowed if accompanied by an adult) DAY Saturday September 8 TIME 10am—noon Recycle Center on Water St in Ashland; Please park on Water St and not in the Recycle Center parking lot Free; Pre-registration is not required Rhianna Simes is a OSU Extension Service instructor and coordinator of the Land Steward program.

How to Make Your Own Herbal Tinctures Learn how to preserve the bounty of your summer/fall garden in this basic medicine-making course. Instruction will include how to make your own professional-grade herbal tinctures, where to source your materials, the pros and cons of various menstruums, and the variables of when it is more appropriate to make tea. No experience necessary. Open to all herbal enthusiasts. Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES DATE PLACE COST INSTRUCTOR

14 & up DAY Saturday September 8 TIME 10am—1pm North Mountain Park $30 Jon Carlson is a practicing clinical herbalist, wildcrafter, and director of the Vitalist School of Herbology.

Self-Sufficiency Starts at Home Do you want to be more self-sufficient and save money? This class is a beginner’s look at projects, resources and systems you can use to raise your own food, save energy and transform your home into a place for security, home food production, and creativity. We will look at what your resources are, develop essential projects to do right now, and talk about saving money, backyard farm animals and energy systems to help you take beginning steps to create your own urban homestead. Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES DATES PLACE COST INSTRUCTOR

15 & up DAYS Tuesdays Session 1 | September 11—October 16 TIME 7:15—9pm Session 2 | October 23—November 27 The Grove, Otte/Peterson Rm $60/session; plus additional $5 materials fee Padme Blackwolf is an urban farmer and professional gardener trained in French intensive gardening and biodynamic methods. She has degrees in agricultural ecology and apprenticed with Alan Chadwick. Her family has been involved in farming and food preservation for generations.

Demonstration Garden Tours Explore the late summer bloom and colors while learning about the gardens at North Mountain Park with a volunteer master gardener docent. Discover how to attract wildlife in the Butterfly, Amphibian-Reptile and Native Plants Gardens. Step into the past in the Heirloom Garden and enjoy the fragrance of the Herb Gardens. Private tours can be arranged. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 10 & up DAY Wednesday DATE September 12 TIME 9:30—10:30am PLACE North Mountain Park COST Free (suggested donation to the Nature Center) INSTRUCTOR Susan Lander is a volunteer docent for North Mountain Park and a Master Gardener.

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Sustainable Living & Gardening Pre-registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated Don’t forget that we offer scholarships for our programs—Details page 5

Seasonal Care for the Home Garden In our Mediterranean climate, gardens and landscapes are never fully dormant. Learn about seasonally appropriate projects as well as care and maintenance techniques for each time of the year. Discover plant choices for different areas of your garden, pest control methods, and fire safety and prevention tips along with other helpful information for homeowners. Develop skills to cultivate a beautiful garden year ‘round, whether you maintain your own landscape or hire others. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 16 & up DAY Thursday DATE September 13 TIME 7—9:30pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $30 INSTRUCTOR Padme Blackwolf is an urban farmer and professional gardener trained in French intensive gardening and biodynamic methods. She has degrees in agricultural ecology and apprenticed with Alan Chadwick. Her family has been involved in farming and food preservation for generations.

Saving Seeds from Flower & Vegetable Gardens Saving your own seed from year to year saves you money, and it helps to keep varieties from disappearing from our planet. Did you know that saving seed and continuing to grow it out in your garden can adapt it to our climate over time? Saving seed is fun and important exercise in your gardening life. Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 14 & up DAY Saturday DATE September 15 TIME 10am—noon PLACE North Mountain Park COST $10 INSTRUCTOR Jennifer Ewing owned and operated a commercial nursery for 10 years and also worked as head propagator for Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery.

Catching Rain Learn how to catch rain for free at your own home. This class will outline ways to harvest rainwater simply, artistically and creatively. You will learn how to construct your own rain barrel, and for the more ambitious, explore large-scale rain harvesting systems. Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 10 & up DAY Thursday DATE September 20 TIME 7—8:30pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $7 INSTRUCTOR Lori Tella is the Urban and Community Conservationist with Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District.

Harvest Kitchen

This one-day workshop will focus on how to take advantage of the bounty in your garden or extra food purchased from the Farmers’ Market. Learn a number of ways to preserve your harvest for the winter, including basic canning, dry storage, root cellars and adventures with your freezer. Preserving extras is a great way to save money and ensure high quality food for your family. Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES 15 & up DAY Saturday DATES September 8 OR October 20 TIME 10am—noon PLACE The Grove COST $30/class; includes all materials INSTRUCTOR Padme Blackwolf is an urban farmer and professional gardener trained in French intensive gardening and biodynamic methods. She has degrees in agricultural ecology and apprenticed with Alan Chadwick. Her family has been involved in farming and food preservation for generations.

Farm & Garden Tour See one of Ashland’s largest gardens and organic seed farm in full bloom. Get creative ideas for easy gardening plus an introduction to seed saving while meeting fellow gardeners. Bring your own picnic lunch and beverage. Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541-488-6606.

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All ages welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult) Saturday September 29 10:30am—1:30pm Restoration Farm, 1133 Old Hwy 99 S, Ashland $15/person Restoration Farm is home of Restoration Seeds and the Southern Oregon Permaculture Institute.

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Care & Pruning of Wisteria Is your wisteria vine engulfing your house? Did it fail to bloom last season? Join Master Gardener Patrick Marcus for an informative evening about turning your tangled wisteria into a monster bloomer. Please register online at www.ashland. or.us/register or call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541-488-6606.

Pruning Japanese Maples for Balance, Beauty & Comfort You can influence the quality of your experience in the green shelter surrounding your home by crafting the woody structure of your trees and shrubs. Shape plants to fit the space, complement house architecture, and support and inspire your lifestyle by developing a deeper relationship with your garden. Learn to see the unique structure of each tree, promote balanced growth and maximize the beauty offered. Create diversity and healthy garden ecology by working with the individual character of plants while considering how they fit into the composition of the entire garden. Please register online at www.ashland. or.us/register or call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541-488-6606.

AGES 16 & up DAY Thursday DATE October 11 TIME 7—9pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $10

AGES 15 & up DAY Thursday DATE November 29 TIME 7—8:30pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $10 INSTRUCTOR Julie Gates is a horticulturist, certified aesthetic pruner and arborist with over 30 years’ experience designing, maintaining and pruning residential gardens from Portland to San Francisco. She teaches pruning workshops and private lessons for home gardeners and landscape companies and works as a pruning contractor.

INSTRUCTOR Patrick Marcus is a member of the OSU Master Gardener Association of Jackson County and former volunteer garden manager for the Ashland Creek Community Garden.

Green & Solar Tour Find out how solar energy can be used to power and heat your home and water, and how homes can become more energy and water efficient, healthier and better for the environment. Participants will visit homes that exhibit innovative products, materials and systems. Learn about current sustainable technologies and financial incentive programs for implementing them. The tour begins at 9:00 am at the Ashland Civic Center, 1175 East Main Street. All tour participants will travel by busing to four home sites, with a bring-your-own lunch stop along the way, returning around 3:00 pm. As with most Ashland Parks & Recreation programs, pre-registration is required and space is limited. Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES DATE PLACE COST

16 & up DAY Saturday October 13 TIME 9am—3pm Meet at the front of the Ashland Civic Center, 1175 E Main St $10

Peckham House on Oak Street—Photo Courtesy George McKay

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Adapted Programs Pre-registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated Don’t forget that we offer scholarships for our programs—Details page 5 The newly developed Adapted Programs are specifically designed for people with developmental, intellectual or physical disabilities. Each of the programs is designed to focus on every individual’s personal abilities and interests. The programs were designed by instructor Serena Hoke, who holds an MS in Adapted Physical Activity. To register for any of the Adapted Programs, please call the Ashland Parks & Recreation office at 541-488-5340 (online registration is not available).

Awesome Aerobics A group fitness class with upbeat music designed for people with developmental/intellectual disabilities. This program utilizes ground mats and dumbbells for a cardio and strength building workout. Participants should be able to work in fairly large groups and respond well to verbal prompting. If participants need 1:1 assistance then an attendant must accompany them. Water breaks will be available throughout the session. Please bring your own bottled water and appropriate workout attire. AGES 16 & up DAYS Tuesdays & Thursdays DATES Session 1 | September 11—October 18 Session 2 | October 30—December 11 (no class Nov 22) TIME 4—5pm PLACE The Grove, Gym COST $50/session (12 classes) INSTRUCTOR Serena Hoke has a BS in Kinesiology, Adapted Physical Activity, Outdoor Recreation and Education and an MS in Adapted Physical Activity.

Build Your Body This adapted program is for youth AND adults with developmental, intellectual or physical disabilities. Work one-on-one with the instructor, Serena Hoke, in a small group or sign up with a friend (or two)! While promoting a healthy lifestyle, this class aims to create an activity program that is fun, while addressing your fitness goals. We can lift weights, go swimming, take a hike, play basketball or work with hand-eye coordination and reflexes. The options are almost unlimited! Please schedule your class with the instructor according to your availability. AGES 4 & up INSTRUCTOR Serena Hoke has a BS in Kinesiology, Adapted Physical Activity, Outdoor Recreation and Education and an MS in Adapted Physical Activity.

Move n’ Groove Friday Evening Fun & Social Join us for an evening of fun with games, movies, snacks and crafts! This event is for individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities. All participants should be able to cooperate in a group environment. If 1:1 assistance is needed, participant must bring their own attendant. Movies begin at 6:15 PM. Participants with special dietary requirements should bring their own snack. As with the other Adapted Programs, pre-registration is required. Please call the Ashland Parks & Recreation office at 541-488-5340. AGES 16 & up DAYS Fridays DATES Session 1 | September 14 Session 2 | October 19 Session 3 | November 16 Session 4 | December 14 TIME 6—8:30pm PLACE Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave COST $12/session INSTRUCTOR Serena Hoke has a BS in Kinesiology, Adapted Physical Activity, Outdoor Recreation and Education and an MS in Adapted Physical Activity.

Come join the fun and show off your dance moves! Get ready to get down and learn dance skills for popular songs from around the world and throughout the ages. The class will also develop a group routine to a song of their choice. Participants must be able to cooperate in a group environment, follow voice and visual prompts, and most of all, be ready to have a great time! Please bring water and appropriate dance clothes and shoes. AGES 10 & up DAYS Mondays & Wednesdays DATES Session 1 | September 17—October 24 Session 2 | November 5—December 17 (no class November 21) TIME 4:30—5:30pm PLACE The Grove, Gym COST $50/session (12 classes) INSTRUCTOR Serena Hoke has a BS in Kinesiology, Adapted Physical Activity, Outdoor Recreation and Education and an MS in Adapted Physical Activity.

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Adapted Programs Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register—For more information call 541-488-5340 “Friend” us on Facebook

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The newly developed Adapted Programs are specifically designed for people with developmental, intellectual or physical disabilities. Each of the programs is designed to focus on every individual’s personal abilities and interests. The programs were designed by instructor Serena Hoke, who holds an MS in Adapted Physical Activity. To register for any of the Adapted Programs, please call the Ashland Parks & Recreation office at 541-488-5340 (online registration is not available).

Crafts ‘n Things Let your creativity loose! Every week there will be a new crafting project will be offered to inspire your imagination. Projects may include but are not limited to: tie dyeing, holiday-based themes, paper mache, dream boards and turning recyclables into art! Supplies will be provided but donations of objects such as food/soda cans, soda/water bottles, wine bottles, and bottle corks are welcome. Wear clothes that can get messy! AGES 10 & up DAYS Saturdays DATES Session 1 |September 22—October 6 Session 2 | October 13—27 Session 3 | November 3—17 Session 4 | December 1—15 TIME 1—2:30pm PLACE The Grove, Otte/Peterson Room COST $18 (3 classes) INSTRUCTOR Serena Hoke has a BS in Kinesiology, Adapted Physical Activity, Outdoor Recreation and Education and an MS in Adapted Physical Activity.

Adapted Aquatics Beginner

Adapted Aquatics Intermediate

A small group class that will focus on gaining confidence in and around water, learn general pool safety and the development of basic swimming skills. Proper swim attire required. Participants must be able to work in a small group.

A small group aquatics program for the more advanced swimmer. The class will focus on the continued development of stroke work, breathing skills, endurance and confidence. Individuals must be able to work in a 1:4 ratio and be able to swim at least 25 yards without assistance. A perfect program for Special Olympic swimmers who wish to continue their conditioning! AGES 10 & up DAYS Mondays & Wednesdays DATES November 5—December 10 TIME 7:15—8:15pm PLACE Ashland Family YMCA COST $50 (6 classes) INSTRUCTOR Serena Hoke has a BS in Kinesiology, Adapted Physical Activity, Outdoor Recreation and Education and an MS in Adapted Physical Activity.

AGES 10 & up DAYS Mondays & Wednesdays DATES November 5—December 10 TIME 6—7pm PLACE Ashland Family YMCA COST $50 (6 classes) INSTRUCTOR Serena Hoke has a BS in Kinesiology, Adapted Physical Activity, Outdoor Recreation and Education and an MS in Adapted Physical Activity.

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Sports & Fitness Coed Fitness Boot Camp Boot camp is a challenging, fun, and effective fitness program designed to deliver maximum total body results. The class structure is suitable for people of any fitness level. We combine activities like push-ups, agility exercises, resistance training, abdominals, power squats, speed drills, obstacle courses and endurance challenges to create a fun and rewarding total body workout. Choose either AM or PM class. Bring a towel, mat, water bottle and dumbbells weighing 5 to 20 lbs (depending on your fitness level). Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. * AGES

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AM Class PM Class DAYS Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Tuesdays & Thursdays DATES Session 1 | September 5—October 1 Session 1 | September 6—October 2 Session 2 | October 3—29 Session 2 | October 4—30 Session 3 | November 2—30 (no class Nov 23) Session 3 | November 1—29 (no class Nov 22) Session 4 | December 3—31 (no class Dec 24) Session 4 | December 4—January 3 (no class Dec 25 or Jan 1) TIMES 6—7am 5:30—6:30pm PLACE The Grove, Gym The Grove, Gym COST $80/session (12 lessons) $50/session (8 lessons) INSTRUCTOR Tiazza Rose is a certified personal trainer, sports nutritionist and fitness instructor. * Attend the Ashland Parks & Recreation Open House on September 5 at The Grove and sign up to take part in a free “try-out” class with Tiazza on September 6 from 5:30 to 6:30pm at The Grove! —Details page 2

Building Bones Step-by-Step Come strengthen your muscles, bring awareness to your body and get the mind ready for the day. Building Bones Step-by Step is a community-based exercise program developed by researchers in the Bone Research Lab at Oregon State University. Their research shows that targeted exercises later in life slow bone loss and improve strength and balance, which may reduce fall risk. Building Bones Step-by-Step exercise classes are safe for individuals with osteoporosis and osteopenia and provide benefits for people of all ages. The program is appropriate for both active and not-so-active people; exercises in each class are modified to suit individuals at varying levels of fitness. For more information visit www.youcandoitnow.net. Register by calling the Ashland Parks & Recreation office at 541-488-5340 (online registration is not available). AGES 30 & up DAYS Mondays, Wednesdays, &/or Fridays DATES Session 1 | September 17—October 26 Session 2 | November 9—December 21 (no class Nov 23) TIME 8—8:55am PLACE The Grove, Gym COST $42 (6 classes) $69 (12 classes) $75 (18 classes) INSTRUCTOR Carol Lee Rogers is a certified fitness trainer with Better Bones and Balance, American Senior Fitness Association and the International Sports Science Association.

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Basic Qigong Learn basic qigong movement and meditation practices to improve health and vitality and increase stamina and flexibility in this gentle program. Using traditional medical qigong, participants will practice sequences for purging, tonifying and regulating stagnant energy from the internal systems. Come learn to breathe properly, feel better and help your body function to prevent disease and alleviate symptoms! Bring water and dress comfortably. No experience necessary. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES 18 & up DAYS Fridays DATES Session 1 | September 14—October 19 Session 2 | October 26—December 7 (no class Nov 23) TIME 6—7:15pm PLACE The Grove, Gym COST $70 (6 classes) INSTRUCTOR Marguerite Pawlick, MA is an internal arts, movement educator and performer who works with movement as a way to illuminate and play with known and unknown aspects of self.

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Sports & Fitness Golf Lessons Whether you are a beginner or experienced golfer looking to fine-tune your swing, Oa k K nol l’s pr ofe s siona l teachers are here to help you. For more information visit www.OakKnollGolf.org or ca ll 541- 482- 4311. See page 6 to learn more about the Oak Knoll Golf Course.

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Beginning/Intermediate Adult Tennis Lessons In the beginning class, learn tennis basics (strokes, scoring, strategy) in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. In the intermediate class, build on the basic strokes and strategies with drills and game play. Loaner racquets available. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES 14 & up DAYS Monday—Thursday DATES September 10—20 TIMES Beginning | 6—7pm Intermediate | 7—8pm PLACE Hunter Park Tennis Courts COST $80 (8 lessons) INSTRUCTOR Gail Patton is a US Pro Tennis Association (USPTA) certified member. She has a BA/MS in Sport Science and has coached college tennis.

Beginner/Advanced Beginner Adult Tennis Lessons Learn tennis basics (strokes, strategy, scoring) in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Build on the basics with drills and game play. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES 14 & up DAYS Tuesdays & Thursdays DATES Session 1 | October 16, 18, 23, 25 Session 2 | November 6, 8, 13, 15 TIMES 7:30—8:30pm PLACE Ashland Tennis & Fitness Club COST $60 (4 lessons) INSTRUCTOR Gail Patton is a US Pro Tennis Association (USPTA) certified member. She has a BA/MS in Sport Science and has coached college tennis.

Gentle Yoga for Adults 60 & Better This class is designed for seniors and people with physical challenges or limitations. Participants will be asked to get up and down from the floor once during each session. The class will be taught with the Iyengar-style alignments and sequencing, with a strong emphasis on releasing unnecessary tension. See page 7 to learn more about the Ashland Senior Center. AGES 60 & up DATES Ongoing DAYS/TIMES Wednesdays | 9:30—10:30am Saturdays | 10:30—11:30am PLACE Ashland Senior Center 1699 Homes Ave, Ashland COST $15 (4 lessons); $5/class for drop-in INSTRUCTOR Marion Moore

Tai Chi for Adults 50 & Better Tai Chi is a moving meditation that strengthens bones and muscles, improves balance, and increases flexibility. In this class we use various forms of Tai Chi to create a flowing routine that can be done anywhere. We recently added Qi Gong, the movement of energy through the body. The class is ongoing and instruction is continuous so you may join us at any time. Your first class is as our guest. See page 7 to learn more about the Ashland Senior Center. AGES DAYS DATES TIME PLACE COST INSTRUCTOR

50 & up Mondays | Basic Class Thursdays | Advanced Class Ongoing 9—10:30am Ashland Senior Center 1699 Homes Ave, Ashland $4/class Char Hersh

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You can make a formal reservation with a debit/credit card by calling 541-488-5340. To pay with a check or cash, visit the Ashland Parks & Recreation office located at 340 S Pioneer Street. There is a refundable security deposit for any formal reservation. The wedding package is $400–$1150 depending on your needs. For other events, such as picnics, birthday parties and family reunions, fees vary from $55–$75 per 4-hour time block depending on the location.

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If you are interested in reserving a designated site in Lithia Park, the Community Center, Pioneer Hall, or the Ashland Senior Center, please contact the Ashland Parks & Recreation office for reservations or rental information at 541-488-5340.

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Creative Expression Instructor Cathy Egelston Mahoney has a Bachelor’s degree in Art from California State University Northridge and has been an instructor for 16 years. She is a painter, muralist, and portrait artist. Cathy’s classes allow people to learn the basics, develop skills and incorporate more complex techniques in a small, non-critical group with individual attention. Sign up for one, two or all three of Cathy’s classes and discover artistic skills you never knew you had! Private lessons also available.

Drawing, Watercolor or Acrylic Painting This fall Cathy will be offering beginning and intermediate drawing, watercolor or acrylic painting classes. The art mediums will not be combined; each class will focus on a particular medium. The cost for each art medium is $78/session (6 lessons). Please call the Parks & Recreation Department for a supply list. Supplies must be purchased prior to the first class. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES 18 & up “I had never taken art classes in the TIME Drawing | 9—10:30am past and was apprehensive about Watercolor | 10:45am—12:15pm what type of experience I would Acrylic | 1—2:30pm encounter. I immediately found Beginning the classes taught by Cathy to be DAYS Thursdays a positive experience. Cathy is an DATES Session 1 | September 13—October 18 excellent teacher who is patient Session 2 | November 1—December 13 and genuinely supportive of her (no class Nov 22) students.” Intermediate —Doris D. DAYS Wednesdays DATES Session 1 | September 12—October 17 Session 2 | October 31—December 12 “Cathy has a kind, gentle, non (no class Nov 21) judgmental style and is an excellent PLACE The Grove, Otte/Peterson Rm teacher.” COST $78/session (6 lessons); drawing, watercolor —Tom O. Cathy Egelston or acrylic art mediums (not combined)

Drawing/Watercolor Studio This is an intermediate-level class in which students work on watercolor and/or drawing. Classes include instructor-led studies as well as time for students to follow their own interests. Small group/individual attention.* *Please call the Parks & Recreation Department for a supply list. Supplies must be purchased prior to the first class. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES 18 & up DAYS Fridays DATES Session 1 | September 14—October 19 Session 2 | November 2—December 14 (no class Nov 23) TIME 9am—noon PLACE The Grove, Otte/Peterson Rm COST $148/session

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Japanese Book Binding The Japanese book is a soft covered stitched book. The traditional style will be taught using Japanese paper. Several stitch styles will be covered, with a template and instructions for you to take home! A Japanese book is easy to learn and makes a nice gift. Please call the Ashland Parks & Recreation office at 541-488-5340 for a supply list. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES 12 & up DAY Saturday DATE October 6 TIME 9am—2pm PLACE The Grove, Otte/Peterson Rm COST $35; plus additional $5 materials fee INSTRUCTOR Alea Kent, bookbinder for 10 years, has taught this creative process for over six years.

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Creative Expression Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register—For more information call 541-488-5340 “Friend” us on Facebook

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Dancing Star Lantern Making Workshop Using local natural materials and colorful paper, create a fun dancing star lantern for your home or garden. All materials are included in this hands-on workshop. Dress for crafting! Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES All ages welcome (children under 10 must bring an adult helper) DAY Saturday DATE October 13 TIME 2—4pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $15 INSTRUCTOR Anneke Raphael is a local artist who shows and sells her products at artisan markets throughout the region.

Bird Photography Basics Learn the basics of bird and wildlife photography including light, composition and focus. Tips on finding and approaching wild live subjects will also be covered. Participants need to provide their own cameras and be familiar with basic usage. A tripod and 300mm lens or more are recommended but not required. Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 13 & up DAY Saturday DATE October 27 TIME 8am—1:30pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $40 INSTRUCTOR Dan Elster is a professional wildlife photographer based in Ashland. He exhibits his work in galleries, at art festivals and more. His images are frequently published in local and national publications.

Felted Holiday Gifts In this class you will learn how to wet felt and needle felt while making unique holiday gifts for family and friends. Choose from a needle felted lavender sachet or egg, felted soap, or holiday ornament. You will have time to create two different projects. This is a beginning-level class. Surprise your friends and family with one-of-a-kind treasures. Please register online at www. ashland.or.us/register. AGES 16 & up DAY Saturday DATE November 10 TIME 10am—12:30pm PLACE The Grove, Otte/Peterson Room COST $25; plus additional $10 materials fee INSTRUCTOR JoAnn Manzone

Pressed Flower Creations Have you ever wanted to press your own flowers? Join Shelly Jillson as she offers a brief introduction and demonstration of this fun hobby. Participants will be provided with one 8” x 10” UV-resistant, double-sided laminating plastic and card stock. Each person will be able to choose from pressed flowers, leaves, moss, glitter-beads and more. You will then cut shapes to create ornaments, bookmarks or whatever you choose. By the end of the program you will have a finished craft to share with others! Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 10 & up DAY Wednesday DATE November 7 TIME 6:30—8:30pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $25 INSTRUCTOR Shelly Jillson started pressing flowers as a hobby and today has a full-time passion and business. In her unique creations, Shelly uses only natural, organic flowers.

Natural Holiday Wreaths

Learn how to collect local evergreens and use them to create simple holiday wreaths. Enjoy the fragrance of fresh greens and the company of others while you sip cider and listen to festive music. Materials, tools and instructions will be provided to complete a wreath for your home. Please register online In this class you will learn basic wet felting techniques. We at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at will discuss and share design ideas, learn design and layout 541-488-6606. techniques and make a one-of-a-kind piece of felt. Please AGES 9 to 99! register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. DAY Friday OR Saturday AGES 10 & up DATE November 30 OR December 1 DAY Saturday (two classes offered) DATE October 27 TIME 1—3pm TIME 10am—12:30pm PLACE North Mountain Park PLACE The Grove, Otte/Peterson Room COST $15 COST $25; plus additional $5 materials fee INSTRUCTORS Nature Center staff INSTRUCTOR JoAnn Manzone Register Early! Help us avoid the cancellation of programs!

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Life Enrichment Computer Instruction for Adults 60 & Better Do you need a little extra help with your computer skills? Individualized instruction is available to help you learn how to set up an email, surf the Web, create a brochure or documents, try Adobe Photoshop, or just learn computer basics. Please call 541488-5342 to make an appointment. See page 7 to learn more about the Ashland Senior Center. AGES 60 & up DAYS Mondays & Wednesdays DATES Ongoing 11—12:30pm by appointment TIME PLACE Ashland Senior Center 1699 Homes Ave, Ashland Free (a donation to the Senior COST

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INSTRUCTOR Bob Cox

Hearts & Spades for Adults 50 & Better

If you enjoy playing cards, consider joining us for a fun afternoon of cards, friendship, and laughter. Pre-registration is not required for card games. For more information call the Ashland Senior Center at 541-488-5342. See page 7 to learn more about the Ashland Senior Center. AGES 50 & up DAYS Thursdays DATES Ongoing TIME 1—4pm Hearts & Spades PLACE Ashland Senior Center 1699 Homes Ave, Ashland Free (a donation to the Senior COST

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Bicycle Street Smarts This fast-paced, eight-hour course provides participants with a full understanding of vehicular cycling. Gain the confidence needed to ride safely and legally in traffic. The course covers bike safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike handling skills and crash avoidance techniques. The cost includes a take-home student manual, Traffic Skills 101. Bring a safe, operating bike, helmet, lunch/snack, water, pen and paper. Register with the instructor by calling the Ashland Parks & Recreation office at 541-488-5340 (online registration is not available for this program). For more information visit www.bikeleague.org/programs/education/courses.php#101. AGES 18 & up DAY Saturday DATES Session 1 | September 15 Session 2 | October 27 TIME 8:30am—3pm PLACE The Grove COST $70 (1 lesson, includes manual) INSTRUCTORS John Colwell, Bill Heimann and Mike Faught are League of American Bicyclist Certified.

Mothers & Daughters: A Day Just for You Come enjoy a day of fun and exploration, celebrating mothers and daughters! We will craft, share and play as we acknowledge this special time in your motherdaughter relationship. Throughout the day you will create one simple, beautiful art project (no artistic skills required), play interactive and unique games such as Screaming Toes, and engage in valuable and enriching conversations in the Talking Circle in support of mothers and daughters. Leave the busy world behind and step into a day created just for you. Mothers and daughters should bring a lunch and a floor pillow. Register with the instructor by calling the Ashland Parks & Recreation office at 541-488-5340 (online registration is not available for this program). AGES Mothers with 4th & 5th grade girls DAY Saturday DATE September 15 TIME 9am—4pm PLACE Pioneer Hall in Lithia Park COST $35/pair; plus $15 art supply fee paid to the instructor INSTRUCTOR Karen O’Dougherty is the creator and teacher of the Body Basics and

Beyond program, offering support for mothers and daughters since 1998. Body Basics and Beyond assists girls in developing and maintaining a positive self-image as they go through puberty and beyond.

Confidently Create Your Own Workshop This hands-on session will show you how to create a workshop to help others learn new skills or knowledge and to provide greater audience satisfaction. By the end the day, you will be able to do the following: • Appreciate the importance of audience needs and expectations • Understand the basics of how people learn • Explain what goes into designing your workshop. • Begin writing a lecture guide that includes objectives and outcomes. • Formulate an action plan to complete and deliver your workshop. • Give and receive feedback from participants about each other’s concepts. Please bring a lunch to class. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES 17 & up DAY Saturday DATE September 15 9am—4pm TIME PLACE The Grove, Otte Peterson Room COST $70 INSTRUCTOR Patrick Marcus has a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology from CSU, Chico. He helps companies and individuals create learning opportunities for others.

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Pet care & Training Dog classes are for friendly dogs that are current on vaccines and comfortable on a leash around other dogs and people. Colleen Shanahan uses reward-based dog training and has professionally trained and handled dogs since 1997. NEW STUDENTS need to complete the “Group Class Questionnaire” and read “What to Bring to Class” at: www.DogGoneFun.Biz. Private lessons also available by calling 541-601-7601.

Good Puppy Skills Puppies ages 2 to 5 months who have started their shots are invited for playtime, learning and more! Research has shown the most important period of your dog’s life is under 16 weeks of age. Your puppy is learning every minute so let’s set up a safe, clean environment to make learning good puppy manners easy and fun. Puppies will learn: SIT, DOWN, STAY, COME and LEASH WALKING. We will set time aside each week to answer questions about housetraining, chewing, barking and more! Please bring shot records to first class. NOTE: The first class is for humans only. Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES 18 & up DAYS Sundays DATES Session 1 | September 16—October 14 Session 2 | October 21—November 18 TIME 10—11am PLACE The Grove, Gym COST $95 (5 lessons)

Good Dog Skills This multi-level class goes beyond basic dog training and teaches real life skills to parents and their pups ages 5 months to 15 years. You will both learn STAY, COME AND NICE LEASH WALKING, and practice real life scenarios such as Don’t Chase the Kitty, Good Greetings with Grandma and No Counter Surfing. We will also have time each week for solving problems such as barking, jumping, chewing and more. NOTE: The first class is for humans only. Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES 18 & up DAYS Sundays DATES Session 1 | September 16—October 14 Session 2 | October 21—November 18 TIME 11:15am—12:15pm PLACE The Grove, Gym COST $95(5 lessons)

Small Dog Social Club Bring your friendly small dog* to this 45-minute class for supervised play time! This class emphasizes socializing among both dogs and people so everyone can have fun. You will learn how to read dog body language and your pup will have a safe place to practice appropriate dog social skills. This is the perfect place to expose your dog to other dogs and people in a controlled but relaxed environment so your dog can become a well-rounded, confident dog. Prerequisite: Good Dog Skills or permission from instructor. Please register online at www. ashland.or.us/register. *Dogs under 20 lbs and over 6 months (spayed or neutered) that are current on vaccines and friendly are invited to play and learn! AGES 18 & up DAYS Sundays DATES Session 1 | September 16—October 14 Session 2 | October 21—November 18 TIME 1—1:45pm PLACE The Grove, Gym COST $25 (5 lessons)

For the classes below, please register with the instructor at www.DogGoneFun.biz or call 541-601-7601.

Dog Training Clinics Single-session workshops designed to be taken individually or as a series. Sign up for four classes and get a $20 credit toward a class or private lesson! Sign up for all clinics at www.DogGoneFun.biz or by calling 541-601-7601. AGES 18 & up DAYS Sundays TIME 2—3:15 PLACE The Grove, Gym COST $25

Fido Come Here! Get a reliable recall using fun & games. DATES Session 1 | September 23 Session 2 | October 28

Good Dog Stays! Build up your STAY with your dog. DATES Session 1 | September 30 Session 2 | November 4

Dogs on Leashes DATES

Session 1 | October 7 Session 2 | November 11

Downtown Dogs Graduates are invited to join us for this adventure. DATES October 14

Dog Tricks & Clicks Learn the art of trick training with a clicker. DATES November 18

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Nature, Science & Cultural History Pre-registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated Don’t forget that we offer scholarships for our programs—Details page 5

Rogue Valley Geology in the Earth’s History Take a walk through Earth’s history to learn how our planet, its climate and the life on it have changed through time, and how Ashland’s geology fits in. Become a creature of the ancient past, and learn how rocks and fossils form and are dated. Bring your questions and a favorite rock or fossil to share. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 9 & up DAY Monday DATE September 10 TIME 6:30—7:30pm PLACE Briscoe Geology Park (corner of Laurel & High Streets at Briscoe School) COST $5 INSTRUCTOR Geologist Len Eisenberg has worked overseas in oil exploration and is currently working on academic projects and science education. He is the principal creator of the Briscoe Geology Park and the Climb through Time geologic climbing wall at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum in Ashland.

Preschool Puppet Theatre Please pre-register prior to day of program—No October show Gather around and see what Brenda Bear and friends are up to this fall. A brief lesson will be followed by the puppet show and play time. A snack and related craft/activity will then be offered. Enjoy a new show each month. Reservations are guaranteed only until 10:30am. Please arrive early, as space and parking are limited; no late seating. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the program. Register online at www. ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. Ages Program is intended for children 3—5 years old Days 2nd Friday each month Dates September 14 | November 9 | December 14 Time 10:30—11:45am PLACE North Mountain Park Nature Center Cost $6 per child INSTRUCTORS Pamela Joy and North Mountain Park Puppeteers.

Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk What is the Latin name for elderberry? What part of Echinacea is used for medicine? What are the medicinal properties of horse chestnut? In the landscape of North Mountain Park, join Jon Carlson for an exploration of the unique autumn bounty of medicinal and edible fruits and roots. Fun, relaxing, and educational. Open to all levels of experience. Bring notebooks, pencils, questions, cameras, and your curiosity. As with most Ashland Parks & Recreation programs, pre-registration is required. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 14 & up DAY Sunday DATE September 16 TIME 10:30am—1pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $25 INSTRUCTOR Jon Carlson is a practicing clinical herbalist, wildcrafter, and director of the Vitalist School of Herbology.

Native Bee Housing Project A class for those who would like to increase pollination in their gardens and support local biodiversity! Come learn about the variety of native pollinators in Southern Oregon, how they benefit you and how to benefit them by providing them with habitat. In this interactive class, we will identify and add to the native bee habitat at North Mountain Park and build even more habitat. You will come away with your own native bee home (built and decorated by you!) and pollinator-friendly seeds. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES All ages welcome (children under 12 require a parent helper) DAY Saturday DATE September 22 TIME 10am—1pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $20 INSTRUCTOR Sarah Red Laird is the founder and executive director of Bee Girl and an avid, lifelong honey connoisseur.

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Reptiles & Amphibians This program showcases LIVE animals, including a box turtle, bearded dragon lizard, frogs and a few models. We will discuss their differences and the important role they all play in the environment. Handouts will be provided for identification of local species. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 3 & up (children under 7 require a parent) DAY Saturday DATE September 22 TIME 3—4pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $7 (adults are free with a child) INSTRUCTOR John Jackson is an amateur Naturalist and the owner of BUGS-R-US Educational Services.

Buried History at Hargadine Cemetery There is no better place to learn local history than a cemetery. Come and enjoy simple storytelling by Jan Wright and uncover the depth of our community through the individuals buried in the Hargadine Cemetery. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 10 & up DAY Sunday DATE October 7 TIME 2—3:30pm PLACE Hargadine Cemetery, 399 Sheridan St in Ashland COST $7 INSTRUCTOR Jan Wright is the director of Wright Research and Archives. She sees the world as a continuation of the story of our predecessors.

Preschool Nature Days Curious children ages 3 to 5, come to the North Mountain Park Nature Center and become naturalists, absorbed in the surroundings of outside play and discovery. Activities will blend quiet observation with active exploration, using our sense of wonder! Program will include messy art and play, Bear Creek habitat studies, and all-weather experiences. Please bring extra clothes (weather appropriate) and full water bottles/snacks in an easy-to-carry pack for your child. Online registration is not available for this program. Register by calling the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 3—5 DAYS Mondays & Wednesdays DATES October 1—November 28 TIME 9am—noon PLACE North Mountain Park COST $25/day; $40/week INSTRUCTOR Michele Pavilionis, mother and nature enthusiast, has a background in early childhood development with over 15 years’ experience. She is currently an instructor for Coyote Trails School of Nature.

Honey... Nectar of the Gods Some researchers believe honey is responsible for the evolution of our large human brains while others cite its ability to treat allergies. One thing is certain: honey has been a consistent food in our human history for thousands of years! In this class we will discuss the fascinating history of humans and honey bees, the science behind honey, and taste flights of honey vintages from around the world. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541488-6606. AGES All ages welcome (children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult) DAY Thursday DATE October 25 TIME 6—8:30pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $15 INSTRUCTOR Sarah Red Laird is the founder and executive director of Bee Girl and an avid, lifelong honey connoisseur.

Bear Creek Salmon Festival —Details page 31 AGES All ages welcome DAY Saturday DATE October 6 TIME 11am—4pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST Free

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Plants of the Rogue Valley for Homeschoolers Ages 5 to 8 In this outdoor program, students will explore and use a variety of plants as they engage in an exploration of the Park’s gardens and natural areas. They will also have a chance to harvest seed as they learn about seed dispersal and germination. Finally, through outdoor games, students will learn about the role of native plants in supporting local wildlife. Each participating family will take home a 32-page background booklet focused on Plants of the Rogue Valley. Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606.

Plants of the Rogue Valley for Homeschoolers Ages 8 to 11 In this outdoor program, students will spend time harvesting, processing and using a variety of plant material. They will also explore the Park’s Natural Areas while discovering and comparing the physical properties of a variety of native plant communities. All students will receive a student workbook and each family will take home a 32-page background booklet focused on Plants of the Rogue Valley. Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 8—11 DAY Tuesday DATE October 30 TIME 10am—2pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $10 INSTRUCTOR Nature Center staff and volunteers

Climate Change & the Rogue Valley AGES 5—8 DAY Friday DATE October 26 TIME 10am—noon PLACE North Mountain Park COST $7 INSTRUCTOR Nature Center staff and volunteers

Bats Just in time for Halloween! Learn about the positive side of these flying mammals and their important role in the ecosystem. The program features a preserved bat specimen as well as a bat skeleton and bat echolocation sounds. You will learn about diseases that are killing bats and receive instruction on building a bat-house. At the end of the program, bat ID sheets and coloring pages will be available. Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 3 & up (children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult) DAY Saturday DATE October 27 TIME 3—4pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $7 (adult free with child) INSTRUCTOR John Jackson is an amateur Naturalist and the owner of BUGS-R-US Educational Services.

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This three-session course will explore the scientific basis for climate change and the physical and biological consequences, then focus on what is likely to happen in the Pacific Northwest and the Rogue Valley. The series will close with a discussion of steps we individually and collectively might take to address the issue and what is happening locally. While attendance at all three sessions is recommended, each can a stand-alone class. Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. Session 1: The Science of Climate Change and Its Physical Consequences Session 2: The Biological Consequences of Climate Change Session 3: Climate Change and the Pacific Northwest, Oregon and Rogue Valley and Reasonable Responses AGES 12 & up DAYS Tuesdays DATES November 6, 13, 20 TIME 7—9pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $6/session; $15/series of 3 INSTRUCTOR Alan Journet recently retired after teaching biology at Southeast Missouri State University for thirty years.

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Winter Birds of Ashland & Jackson County Help count birds that visit the feeders at North Mountain Park while learning to identify species with expert help. This is a great opportunity for all-level birders to get acquainted with local birds and mingle with other birders. The information collected will be submitted to Cornell University’s FeederWatch project, a nationwide bird monitoring effort. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, please call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 10 & up DAYS Alternate Saturdays DATE November 10, 24; December 8, 22 (this program will continue through March) TIME 9—10am PLACE North Mountain Park COST Free; pre-registration is not required INSTRUCTOR Rogue Valley Audubon Society volunteers.

Join us as we learn about birds that arrive here in the autumn and stay the winter, plus a few species that may or may not decide to over-winter around Ashland. The regulars include Golden-crowned Sparrows, Great Egrets and numerous ducks. Some possible birds include Cedar Waxwings, Lewis’s Woodpeckers and Varied Thrush. Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 13 & up Lecture | Field Trip DAYS Thursday | Saturday Field Trip DATE November 15 | November 17 TIME 6:30—8:30pm | 8am—3pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $15 INSTRUCTOR Harry Fuller is an Ashland-based bird guide and board member of Klamath Observatory. His Web site is WWW.TOWHEE.NET. For birding updates in Oregon and Northern California, visit his blog at... http://atowhee.wordpress.com.

Winter Birds of the Klamath Basin American Goldfinch

Anna’s Hummingbird —Photos Courtesy Gary Shaffer

The raptors gather in Klamath as the waterfowl population grows after migration. More Pintails and Tundra Swans bring in more Bald Eagles. Dead grass and mown fields bring in the Prairie Falcons and Rough-legged Hawks to pursue the rodents. Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 13 & up Lecture | Field Trip DAYS Thursday | Saturday Field Trip DATE December 6 | December 8 TIME 6:30—8:30pm | 8am—5pm PLACE North Mountain | Klamath National Wildlife Park Refuge COST $15 INSTRUCTOR Harry Fuller is an Ashland-based bird guide and board member of Klamath Observatory. His Web site is WWW.TOWHEE.NET. For birding updates in Oregon and Northern California, visit his blog at... http://atowhee.wordpress.com.

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Volunteer Profile

“It’s a privilege to live here knowing our parks are free of pesticides. Picking weeds is a small way of giving back for all of the years of enjoyment my family has had playing in our parks. Our weekend work parties are fun, all working together for a common goal. Come out and join us sometime!”

Volunteer, Susan Dallas

Susan Dallas, Ashland resident for nearly 40 years, answered the call for help in maintaining our pesticide-free parks. She took part in our first volunteer clean-up at Scenic Park in January of 2011. Since then Susan has been a regular at over 15 neighborhood park “work parties” throughout Ashland.

Adopt-a-Park, Trail, Natural Area or Ballfield Today! Help keep Ashland’s parks pesticide-free by adopting a Park, Trail, Natural Area or Ballfield. Adopting is easy to do. We provide training, tools and recognition while your group agrees to only four clean-ups in one year. So grab some friends, co-workers or family members and give us a call. Beautiful parks require a little dirty work, especially if they’re pesticide-free!

Thank you to the following Adopt-A-Park Sponsors

• Calle Guanajuato—Albertsons in Ashland • Clay Street Park—The Siskiyou School • Scenic Park—The Friends of Scenic Park • The gardens surrounding the Dog Park—Louise Shawkat • The Japanese Garden in Lithia Park—Richard Anderson, Alison Date & Bob Belhumeur • Railroad Park—Wells Fargo Bank in Ashland • Garden Way Park—The Soroptimists • Hunter Park—Ashland Tennis & Fitness • Bluebird Park—Recology Ashland Sanitary The

Siskiyou School

See our Event page for information on Bear Creek Salmon Festival volunteer opportunities —Details page 31 To become a volunteer or for more information contact Volunteer Coordinator, Lori Ainsworth

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Special Events Bear Creek Salmon Festival at North Mountain Park Mark your calendars! On Saturday, October 6, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, the Bear Creek Salmon Festival returns to its roots by putting salmon back in the spotlight by using the original event name: Bear Creek Salmon Festival. The 8th Annual festival, which takes place the first Saturday every October, will acknowledge recent improvements to salmon habitat in our region and shed light on watershed awareness. Participants of this free event will enjoy a variety of fun outdoor activities such as fly or spin-casting, exploring Bear Creek, listening to Native American drumming and story-telling, and learning how to become better stewards of local streams. Regional organizations and businesses will offer interactive exhibits. Live entertainment and a tasty food concession from Fulcrum Dining round out the day. We hope you can join us at North Mountain Park, located at 620 N Mountain Avenue in Ashland. To learn more, visit www.BearCreekSalmonFestival.net or call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541.488.6606.

Larson/Bear Creek Restoration Work Party Help make a healthier watershed for people, fish and wildlife by joining other volunteers at a riparian improvement work part y near the conf luence of Larson Creek and Bear Creek in Medford. Tools, snacks and instruction will be provided. Event will be held rain or shine! AGES All ages welcome DAY Saturday DATE November 3 TIME 9am—noon PLACE Mouth of Larson Creek* This event is sponsored by Ashland Parks & Recreation, Rogue Valley Council of Governments, The Fresh Water Trust ant the Bear Creek Watershed Council. Pre-registration is not required. *For directions please call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541-488-6606 or visit www.rvcog.org.

Calling All Volunteers... If you are interested in helping out with the Bear Creek Salmon Festival, please contact Lori Ainsworth via email at lori.ainsworth@ashland.or.us, or call her at 541-552-2264. Morning and afternoon shifts available. Volunteers also needed for the Bear Creek Watershed Work Party and during Bear Creek Watershed Exploration Month. —Details below

Bear Creek Watershed Exploration Month This fall, local organizations will host activities and educational programs that promote watershed health, improved water quality or enjoyment of the Bear Creek watershed. Learn more and view the complete list of scheduled events and participating organizations at www.BearCreekSalmonFestival.net.

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Foreign Language Italian and Spanish classes are intended for adults or mature teenagers. Courses are taught by Monica Rountree—Native Spanish & Italian speaker with a Master’s degree in Romance Languages. Each class will take place at The Grove, Otte/Peterson Room.

Spanish for Travelers If you are planning a trip to Spain or Hispanic America, or hoping to acquire or review basic communication skills in Spanish, this is the class for you! Designed to develop or continue practicing basic conversation skills, this class will help you communicate in Spanish to better understand your surroundings, meet delightful people and make the most of that unforgettable voyage. The class is designed to be fun, casual and relaxed as well as culturally and geographically informative. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES Mature teenagers & adults DAYS Thursdays DATES October 4—December 6 (no class Nov 22) TIME 5—6pm PLACE The Grove COST $100 (9 lessons) INSTRUCTOR Monica Rountree

Italian for Travelers If you are planning a trip to Italy or dreaming about the sounds of that beautiful language, this is the class for you! It is designed to develop or continue practicing basic conversation skills that will help you communicate in Italian so you can better understand your surroundings, meet delightful people, and make the most of that unforgettable voyage. The class is designed to be fun, casual, and relaxed as well as culturally and geographically informative. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES Mature teenagers & adults DAYS Wednesdays DATES October 3—December 5 (no class Nov 21) TIME 5—6pm PLACE The Grove COST $100 (9 lessons) INSTRUCTOR Monica Rountree

Please register with the instructor for the classes below.

Spanish—Intermediate Conversation

Italian—Intermediate Conversation

Spanish—Advanced Conversation

Italian—Advanced Conversation

Designed to further develop conversational skills in Spanish and to review, practice, and expand the knowledge of Spanish vocabulary and grammar previously acquired. The class will be conducted as much as possible in Spanish; thus, participants should have at least intermediate knowledge of the language. Registration is required–Register with the instructor at monicarountree@hotmail.com or call 541-499-0590. DAYS Thursdays DATES October 4—December 6 (no class Nov 22) TIME 6:05—7:05pm COST $100 (9 lessons)

Designed to continue developing advanced conversational skills in Spanish and to review, practice, and expand the knowledge of Spanish vocabulary and grammar previously acquired. The class will be conducted in Spanish; thus, participants should have advanced knowledge of the language. Registration is required– Register with the instructor at monicarountree@hotmail.com or call 541-499-0590. DAYS Thursdays DATES October 4—December 6 (no class Nov 22) TIME 7:10—8:10pm COST $100 (9 lessons)

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Designed to further develop conversational skills in Italian and to review, practice, and expand the knowledge of Italian vocabulary and grammar previously acquired. The class will be conducted as much as possible in Italian; thus, participants should have at least intermediate knowledge of the language. Registration is required–Register with the instructor at monicarountree@hotmail.com or call 541-499-0590. DAYS Wednesdays DATES October 3—December 5 (no class Nov 21) TIME 6:05—7:05pm COST $100 (9 lessons)

Designed to continue developing advanced conversational skills in Italian and to review, practice, and expand the knowledge of Italian vocabulary and grammar previously acquired. The class will be conducted in Italian; thus, participants should have advanced knowledge of the language. Registration is required–Register with the instructor at monicarountree@ hotmail.com or call 541-499-0590. DAYS Wednesdays DATES October 3—December 5 (no class Nov 21) TIME 7:10—8:10pm COST $100 (9 lessons)

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Music & Dance

Foreign Language

Ballroom, Latin & Swing Classes

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Beginning French Learn the basics in grammar, pronunciation and cultural differences for the French language. Practice practical conservations and French for traveling! Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES 16 & up DAYS Tuesdays DATES September 18—November 6 TIME 5:30—7pm PLACE The Grove, Otte/Peterson Rm COST $140 (8 classes); plus the text book Panorama 1 INSTRUCTOR Corinne Brion

An affordable way to have fun, meet new friends, and learn to dance—all at the same time! Instructor Cori Grimm is experienced, upbeat and enjoys getting people of all ages hooked on dancing. No partner needed. Learn more by visiting www.UpAndDancing.com. Private lessons also available. As with most Ashland Parks & Recreation programs registration is required—Please register by calling the Ashland Parks & Recreation office at 541-488-5340 (online registration is not available for this program). For more information or to inquire about private lessons, please call the instructor 541-482-0134. AGES

15 & up

DAYS/DATES/TIMES Beginning Classes — Tuesdays, 6:35—7:20pm Session 1 | Foxtrot | September 18—October 2 Session 2 | Swing | October 9—23 Session 3 | Waltz | October 30—November 13 Session 4 | Tango | November 27—December 11 *3-week punch card Beginning Classes — Tuesdays, 7:20—8:05pm Session 1 | Salsa | September 18—October 2 Session 2 | Night Club 2 Step | October 30—November 13 *3-week punch card Intermediate 1 Classes — Tuesdays, 7:20—8:05pm Session 1 | Salsa | October 9—23 Session 2 | Night Club 2 Step | November 27—December 11 *3-week punch card Intermediate 2 Classes — Tuesdays, 8:10—9pm Session 1 | Dance TBA** | September 18—October 2 Session 2 | Dance TBA** | October 9—23 Session 3 | Dance TBA** | October 30—November 13 Session 4 | Dance TBA** | November 27—December 11 *3-week punch card PLACE The Grove, Gym COST *$20 for 3-week punch card, which covers a session. Second class the same night is 1/2 price. Special Offer: Beginner’s Season Pass for all 6 beginning sessions (18 classes) for $60/ person or $110/couple. Offer valid September 18—December 11, 2012. (A couple is one leader and one follower.) INSTRUCTOR Cori Grimm **Dance will be chosen by students during the previous session.

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Music & Dance Line Dancing

for Adults 60 & Better Line Dancing is a great way to keep your brain on its toes! It enhances balance, provides fitness and strength, and improves mental acuity through complex movement. No partner is required and the class is ongoing so you can join at any time! See page 7 to learn more about the Ashland Senior Center. AGES 60 & up DAYS Beginners | Mondays & Tuesdays Advanced | Thursdays DATES Ongoing TIMES Beginners | 1—2:30pm Advanced | 10:45am—12:15pm PLACE Ashland Senior Center 1699 Homes Ave, Ashland COST $1 donation to the Senior Center INSTRUCTOR Dorothy Bernhardt

Contact & Creative Movement Improvisation Participants will be guided through semistructured and structured movement routines in order to co-create movement in real time. Improvisation will be investigated as a way to generate, translate and play with what we imagine, sense and perceive in order to draw awareness to body choices and patterns as material for composition. We will draw from contact and movement improvisation to create solos, duets and group ensembles for interactive fun, health and performance. Please bring water and wear comfortable clothes. No dance experience needed. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. “Contact and movement improvisations are spontaneous physical dialogues that range from stillness to highly energetic exchanges.” — Nancy Stark Smith AGES 18 & up DAYS Thursdays DATES Session 1 | Sep 13—Oct 18 Session 2 | Oct 25—Dec 6 (no class Nov 22) TIME 7:30—9pm PLACE The Grove, Gym COST $70 (6 classes) INSTRUCTOR Marguerite Pawlick , MA is an internal arts, movement educator and performer who works with movement as a way to illuminate and play with known and unknown aspects of self.

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Beginning Mandolin For beginning students or as a course for those want to build on those lessons they had in the previous summer 2012 mandolin course (tunes and keys will differ from summer session).” Register for this class to learn basics such as chords, scales, tunes, and how to jump in and play along with other musicians! Prior experience not required. What to bring: mandolin and a pencil. Optional: music stand, electronic tuner, or recording device. Please trim the nails of your left hand for ease in fingering chords. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES 12 and up DAYS Mondays DATES October 15—November 19 TIME 7—8:30pm PLACE The Grove, Otte/Peterson Rm COST $90 (6 lessons) INSTRUCTOR Brad Kauder is a Musician’s Institute graduate who has been teaching 5-string banjo, guitar and mandolin for over 25 years.

Beginning 5-String Banjo Picking For beginning students or as a course for those want to build on those lessons they had in the previous summer 2012 banjo course (tunes and keys will differ from summer session).” Register for this class to learn basics such as chords, common right-hand picking patterns (called rolls), and how to jump in and play along with other musicians! Prior experience not required. What to bring: 5-string banjo and a pencil. Optional: music stand, electronic tuner, or recording device. Please trim the nails of your left hand for ease in fingering chords. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES 12 and up DAYS Wednesdays DATES October 10—November 21 (no class October 31) TIME 7—8:30pm PLACE Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave, Ashland COST $90 (6 lessons) INSTRUCTOR Brad Kauder is a Musician’s Institute graduate who has been teaching 5-string banjo, guitar and mandolin for over 25 years.

Beginning Guitar ‘Fall’ into the good stuff... have fun playing guitar! This beginning class will get you started. You will learn guitar basics, chords, strumming, finger picking, reading guitar tab and reading standard music notation. What to bring: guitar, pencil, music stand. Optional: tape recorder and tape. Please trim the nails of your left hand for ease in fingering chords. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES 12 & up DAYS Mondays DATES October 15—November 19 TIME 7—8pm PLACE Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave, Ashland. COST $70 (6 lessons) INSTRUCTOR Mich Lewis is a local singer-songwriter who has helped Rogue Valley students of all ages reach their guitar playing goals for over 14 years.

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Other Parks & Recreation Opportunities For more information on recreation classes and activities, contact the Central Point Parks and Recreation Department at 541-664-3321 ext 232 or visit our website at www.centralpointoregon.gov/parks.aspx.

Central Point Community Christmas

KidVenture Preschool

December 7 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at Central Point City Hall. Join us for a traditional Christmas celebration. Free activities include a visit and photographs with Santa & Mrs. Claus, hay rides, arts & crafts, great music, and free hot cocoa & cookies. The tree lighting will take place at 6:00 pm. Bring the family for an evening of festive fun!

Is your child between the ages of 3 and 5 (child must be 3 by May 1, 2012) and in need of some beginning enrichment in preparation for Kindergarten? KidVenture Preschool provides an enriching, fun, safe and caring learning environment for preschool students. The KidVenture program offers playful and creative learning activities to enhance your child’s imagination while providing skills that will be needed for Kindergarten.

Holiday Pie Making Basics Pumpkin, apple, peach and berry pies… any way you slice it, fresh pie is a treat! During this pie-making workshop, you will learn how to make a fresh, flaky pie crust from scratch in about the same amount of time it takes to read the ingredients on the package of a frozen pie shell. You will also learn how to create delicious pies using fresh and frozen ingredients. Plus, you will even take home your own ready to bake mouth-watering creation. Date and time to be determined.

KidVenture has two sessions: morning preschool from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and afternoon preschool from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Cost is $125 per month and runs from September 5, 2012 to June 6, 2013. A registration fee of $30 is required but will be waived if signing up for automatic payments. To register for KidVenture Preschool call 541 664–3321 ext 263, or download the registration form at www.centralpointoregon.gov.

The Medford Parks and Recreation Department invites everyone to participate in the wide range of youth and adult classes and programs offered. Visit playmedford.com for the complete summer program guide. You can also reach them directly at 541-774-2400.

Visit playmedford.com

YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAMS

ADULT SPORTS LEAGUES

Youth Indoor Soccer League (ages 4-8) Little Hoopsters Basketball League (ages 4-7) Coach Mac’s Basketball Clinics (ages 7-14) Youth Golf Lessons (ages 7-16) Kid Kicks Soccer Clinics (ages 4-8) Youth Tennis Lessons (ages 4-15)

Outdoor Soccer Leagues Basketball Leagues

Indoor Volleyball Leagues Indoor Soccer Leagues

Softball Leagues Kickball League

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Parks Sites Pre-registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated Don’t forget that we offer scholarships for our programs—Details page 5

The Ashland Parks & Recreation Department The Ashland Parks & Recreation Department is overseen by a five-member elected Parks Commission. The goal of the Parks Commission is to provide and promote recreational opportunities and to preserve and maintain public lands. The department has three divisions: • The Parks Division operates, maintains, constructs, and plans parks and recreational facilities within the system. It also develops new parks and administers open space areas. • The Recreation Division provides recreation activities for people of all ages. • The Golf Division operates, maintains and provides professional services for the Oak Knoll Golf Course, a 9–hole municipal course owned by the City of Ashland. Visit www.OakKnollGolf.org.

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Parks & Facilities Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register—For more information call 541-488-5340 “Friend” us on Facebook

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General Park Rules & Regulations Park hours — dawn to dusk

Alcohol/Narcotics — Not permitted in any Parksmanaged property

Smoking — Not permitted in any Ashland park. Amplification — A reservation is required for any amplified sound and is only allowed in Lithia Bandshell. Fires & Barbecues

— Fires may be built only in designated fire rings or in barbecue stands raised off the ground. Please do not leave a fire unattended or depart before extinguishing any fire.

Park & Facility Locations… • Lithia Park Office—340 S Pioneer St, off of Granite St • Community Center—59 Winburn Way in Lithia Park • Pioneer Hall—73 Winburn Way in Lithia Park • The Grove—1195 E Main St • Oak Knoll Golf Course—3070 Hwy 66 • Ashland Senior Center—1699 Homes Ave • North Mountain Park Nature Center—620 N Mountain Ave • Ashland Dog Park—Off W Nevada St • Ashland Community Skate Park—100 Water St • Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink—95 Winburn Way in Lithia Park (seasonal facility: November to February)

Camping — Not allowed in any Ashland park. Dogs — Except for service animals, dogs are only allowed

in dog-friendly park areas. To view a map of dog-friendly parks in Ashland, visit www.ashland.or.us/dogfriendly.

Firearms — The use of firearms, fireworks and explosives are not permitted in any Ashland park. Horses/Exotic Animals — Not permitted in any Ashland park.

Vending — No selling or soliciting is allowed in any Ashland park.

Facility Rentals

The Ashland Parks & Recreation Department has three indoor facilities suitable for many types of events: the Community Center, Pioneer Hall and the Ashland Senior Center. All facilities have chairs and tables available. Alcohol is allowed with a fee of $150 (except at the Ashland Senior Center). Fees, capacity, and availability vary for each facility. Call 541-488-5340 for information on all rentable facilities.

Lithia Park Bandshell

Events involving a performance or amplification may take place only at the Bandshell. The noise level must not exceed 75 db when monitored from a point directly across from the bandshell on the park-side of Granite Street. Maximum performance time is 1.5 hours, and all performances and activities must conclude by 8:00 pm. Formal reservations of the facility available May through September only.

Park & Facility Refund Policy

Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink Staff

Ashland Community Gardens

The Ashland Parks Department is currently managing four community gardens: Ashland Creek Park on Hersey Street, Scenic Park, Clay Street Park and Garden Way Park. For more information or to be added to a wait list, you may send an email to linda.chesney@ashland.or.us or call 541488-6606. Please include your name, email, phone number, and garden preference.

Ashland Community Skate Park

1. All participants are required to wear protective head gear while using the Skate Park. 2. Skateboard and Rollerblade activities have priority over bicycle activities. 3. Use the Skate Park at your own risk. 4. Do not use the facility when the skate surface is wet.

Customers receive a full refund with a one-week notice, or if inclement weather prevents use of a reserved area.

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Useful Information Parks & Recreation

Ashland Community Garden......................541-488-6606 Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink (Nov—Feb)....................................................541-488-9189 Ashland Senior Center.................................541-488-5342 Daniel Meyer Pool (June—Labor Day)........541-488-0313 General Recreation.......................................541-488-5340 www.AshlandParksandRec.org ParksInfo@ashland.or.us North Mountain Park Nature Center..........541-488-6606 Oak Knoll Golf Course..................................541-482-4311 Park Facility Rentals.....................................541-488-5340 Special Interest Classes................................541-488-5340 Weddings in Lithia Park...............................541-488-5340

Community Resources

Ashland Chamber of Commerce................541-482-3486 Ashland Family YMCA.................................541-482-9622 Ashland Library............................................541-482-5715 Ashland Little League...................................541-488-1421 www.ashlandoregonlittleleague.org Ashland Outrigger Canoe Club...................541-488-8520 Ashland Tennis & Fitness Club....................541-482-4073 Ashland Soccer Club....................................541-488-3406 www.ashlandsoccer.com Bear Creek Greenway..................................541-774-6231 Bellview Grange #759..................................541-482-6692 Coyote Trails School of Nature....................541-482-0513 Earth Teach Park..........................................541-601-4718 Emigrant Lake Waterslides..........................541-779-6324 Forestry Department...................................541-552-2900

Historic Ashland Armory.............................541-482-1271 Jackson County Animal Control..................541-774-6654 Jackson County Parks..................................541-774-8183 Jefferson Nature Center...............................541-773-1039 Medford Parks & Recreation.......................541-774-2400 Mt. Ashland Ski Area Business....................541-482-2897 Mt. Ashland Snow Report............................541-482-2754 Oregon Dept of Fish & Wildlife...................541-826-8774 Oregon Shakespeare Festival......................541-482-2111 Road Conditions...........................................800-977-6368 ScienceWorks Museum................................541-482-6767 SOU Community Education........................541-552-6331 Winter Spring Center....................................541-552-0620 www.winterspring.org Wildlife Images.............................................541-476-0222

How to Register Online —www.ashland.or.us/register Online registration is quick, easy, convenient, and available 24/7. • See instantly how many spaces are still available for each activity • Pay with VISA, MasterCard, or American Express You can also browse the online version of this guide at the Parks and Recreation web page, www.ashland.or.us/recguide. If you have questions regarding online registration, please call Ashland Parks and Recreation at 541-488-5340. 1. Setting Up An Account— If you Do Not have a customer

account, please read these instructions. Register from the Customer Login screen. Click on Request Account Now to register. Fill out the New Account Request completely, including birth date. Please submit your request only once, and use your own information when filling out the form, not a child you wish to register. Once you have an account, you will have the opportunity to add family members. Please Note: An accurate e-mail address is required to complete the registration process. You will receive an account confirmation e-mail with your login name.

2. Add Family Members— If you wish to enroll family members

other than yourself: a. Click on My Account. b. Then click on Change Family Members (under the Personal Information category.) c. Fill in the information completely for each member of your family. Please Note: Many of our activities have age and grade restrictions; therefore, birth dates and grade completed in school are required.

3. Search For An Activity

a. You may search for activities by Category, Location, Class, or by Class Number. b. Click on the activity name to see more details about it.

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4. Choose An Activity For Enrollment

a. In the Activity Detail screen, click on Add to My Cart in the blue banner under the activity description or at the bottom of the page. b. Additional Activities—After you have logged on, you may continue searching and adding activities to your Shopping Cart.

5. Update Shopping Cart— If more than one family member will

be attending the activity, you need to enter each one separately so that we have each family member’s name who will be in the class.

6. Choose Enrollees— On this page choose the family member(s)

who will be registering for each activity, and then select Continue. Please Note: If you have not added your family members before reaching the Enrollee Information page, they will not appear under the Enrollee heading. You can click on My Account from here to add family member(s). Once all family members have been added, select Shopping Cart. From there you may continue to Checkout.

7. Checkout— Review your Shopping Cart. From this screen you

can remove activities from your cart, view more activities, or update your cart. If everything is correct, click on the Checkout button to proceed.

8. Confirm Prices— On the Confirm Prices page look over your

transaction to confirm the price(s), time(s), and date(s) of each activity/class. Click Continue to proceed.

9. Payment— Enter your credit card information on the Payment

Information page. Please Note: The name and address must match those that are on file with your credit card company. If the address shown is not your billing address, click on My Account and change your address to match your billing address. Click Continue.

10. Receipt— Print out a copy of your receipt.

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Ashland Parks & Recreation Registration Form Instructions See page 5 of Recreation Guide for complete registration schedule, options and refund policy. • See previous page for complete instructions. • Pre-registration is required for all activities except where noted. • Activities are filled according to registration date. Register early! Help us avoid the cancellation of programs. • Mail or bring your completed Registration Form with payment to: Ashland Parks & Recreation Department Headquarters (upper Lithia Park, off Granite St), 340 S Pioneer St, Ashland, OR 97520 • Or fax your completed Registration Form, including credit card information, to the Parks & Recreation Main Office at 541-488-5314 or the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541-488-6607.

RECEIVED Date_________________ Time________________ Staff Initials__________

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Parent’s/Guardian’s Name (if under 18)__________________________________________________________________________________ Residential Address___________________________________________________________________________________________________ City____________________________________________________ State________________________ Zip_____________________________ Phone Numbers:

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E-Mail Address_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Your e-mail address is only used to provide you with instant confirmation and a printable receipt. Emergency Contact Name___________________________________________________________ Phone_____________________________

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Name on Card (print)____________________________________________________________________ Exp Date_____________________ Signature__________________________________________________________________________________ Date_____________________ PLEASE NOTE — PRIOR TO ENROLLMENT IN ANY ASHLAND PARKS & RECREATION ACTIVITY YOU MUST SIGN A CURRENT YEAR LIABILITY WAIVER. ONLY ONE LIABILITY WAIVER PER CALENDAR YEAR IS NEEDED.

Liability Waiver (required): Name of Participant __________________________________________________________________________________ I hereby certify that I am 18 years of age or older. If I am the parent or legal guardian of a participant who is under 18 years of age, I agree that the following provisions shall apply to that participation and agree to be fully bound by them. I understand that participation in the City of Ashland Parks and Recreation Department recreational activity involves risk of injury or death. Participant is not affected by any physical condition or disability that would make participation unsafe. I understand that the City will not provide medical treatment, and I authorize the City to arrange for any necessary transportation in the event of an accident or emergency. For myself, my heirs, assigns or anyone who might claim on my behalf, I voluntarily assume all risks of participating in this activity and I waive, release and forever discharge any claim against the City of Ashland, Parks and Recreation Department, its officers, agents and employees against any claim, loss, liability or expense, including attorneys’ fees, that may directly or indirectly result from participation in this activity, even though that liability may arise out of the negligence or carelessness of the persons or parties named in this waiver and release.

Signature (required)______________________________________________________________ Date_______________________________ of Participant or Parent/Guardian if under 18 years of age

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