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Recreation Guide SUMMER 2013

Photo courtesy Jim Chamberlain

Ac t i v i t i e s & P rog r a ms at… Daniel Meyer Pool Oak Knoll Golf Course Nor th Mountain Park Nature Center Ashland Senior Center The Grove & More B E T H E F I R S T T O R E G I S T E R O N M AY 1 1! Ashland Recreation Fair — REGISTER FOR FUN —Details pg 2

Ashland Parks & Recreation • 340 S Pioneer St (off Granite in upper Lithia Park), Ashland OR 97520 www.AshlandParksandRec.org • ParksInfo@ashland.or.us • 541-488-5340


If you are unable to make it on May 11, online registration begins on May 12 and general registration begins on May 13. Be sure to register via the direct links now available in the online digital guide at www.ashland.or.us/recguide. To learn about all of the ways you can register, visit www.ashland.or.us/register.


Message from the director Summer 2013 Projects & Programs Ashland Parks & Recreation

When you think of Lithia Park, what comes to mind? Is it one of the two duck ponds, the children’s playground area, the Japanesestyle garden, or the Butler-Perozzi Fountain? These are just some of the iconic features in Lithia Park. Each feature plays a role in the experiences and impressions of our citizens and visitors and each feature requires periodic major renovations or repairs. Several years ago the upper and lower duck ponds were rehabilitated. The lower pond received a new waterfall, new filtration system, and a replaced small arched bridge while the upper pond was cleaned from top to bottom and used as a water source for an environmentally conservative irrigation system in upper Lithia Park. Over the past few years the children’s playground received new equipment, including a climbing rock, play structure, and the ever-so-popular “webclimber.” The Japanese-style garden will soon have a new entry gateway courtesy of a dedicated park volunteer, Ann Auble. Designed by local architect Ian Wessler, the gateway will replace one that was removed several years ago. The grand dame of them all, the graceful and iconic Butler-Perozzi Fountain, remains in a state of disrepair due to age and vandalism. Because of its prime, central location within Lithia Park, the fountain is vandalized more frequently than any other area in the park. The Ashland Parks Commission budgeted several thousand dollars for fountain repairs in fiscal year 2012-2013. The plan was to restore stucco finishes on the fountain surround and pool. Unfortunately, as staff worked with contractors, a host of other problems were identified and the price of repairs increased many times over. Restorations and protections of the foundation, stairs, pool, and base are now estimated to cost $500,000. The Commission is determining whether to replace the fountain with a suitably graceful fountain or restore it to its former glory. In the meantime, the Ashland Parks Foundation, in conjunction with the Ashland Chamber of Commerce Visitor and Convention Bureau, has a 2013 goal of raising awareness and funds for fountain repairs. To provide a tax-deductible donation toward this valuable reconstruction project, please call the Ashland Parks Foundation at 541.488.5340 or visit www.AshlandParksFoundation.com. In the meantime, please enjoy our summer 2013 program offerings and services. Come out and enjoy a park soon!

Don Robertson, Director Ashland Parks & Recreation

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Backyard Wildlife Habitat

No matter how big or small your property, from an apartment balcony to a 100-acre farm, anyone can create a beautiful garden that attracts wildlife by providing food, water, cover and a place to raise their young. In addition to enhancing habitat for native wildlife, your efforts will also help reduce runoff and pollution throughout the region. To get started, you can visit the Demonstration Gardens at North Mountain Park to see examples of gardening for wildlife. Some of the features include: a butterfly garden, bird buffet, reptile amphibian garden and native plant garden. Docent-led tours take place the 2nd Wednesday during the summer months, June through September, at 9:30 a.m. Or you can join us at the Nature Center on Tuesday, May 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for “Creating Backyard Wildlife Habitat, ” a class presented by Lori Tella, Urban and Community Conservationist with Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District—Details page 19. This program will cover four elements: naturescaping with native plants, removal of aggressive weeds, stormwater management and wildlife stewardship. By integrating these four ideas into your property you can reduce water use, and the need for fertilizers and pesticides, all while providing healthy wildlife habitat.

Photo courtesy Noriko Hansen

Pre-registration is required – Register for either a garden tour or the backyard habitat class online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. In addition, informational brochures are available for purchase inside the Nature Center. North Mountain Park is located at 620 N Mountain Avenue in Ashland.


Table of Contents

Ashland Recreation Fair—Register-for-Fun!................................... 2 Director’s Message........................................................................ 3 Green Living Tips.......................................................................... 3 Summer Programs for Kids............................................................ 5 Registration/General Information................................................. 6 Ashland Senior Center................................................................... 7 North Mountain Park Nature Center............................................. 8 Oak Knoll Golf Course.................................................................. 9 Ashland Art Center........................................................................ 10 Ashland Parks Foundation ............................................................ 11 Daniel Meyer Pool......................................................................... 12-13 37th Annual 4th July Run.............................................................. 14 Sports & Fitness............................................................................. 15-17 Sustainable Living & Gardening.................................................... 18-20 Creative Expression....................................................................... 21-22 Lithia Park—Summer Happenings, Facilities, Rentals ................... 23-25 Park Sites .................................................................................... 26 Parks & Facilities........................................................................... 27 Adapted & Youth Programs........................................................... 28-29 Nature, Science & Cultural History............................................... 30-34 Foreign Language.......................................................................... 35 Volunteer Opportunities............................................................... 36-37 Special Events................................................................................ 38 Other Parks & Recreation Opportunities...................................... 39 Pet Care & Training....................................................................... 40 Music & Dance.............................................................................. 41 Life Skills & Enrichment................................................................. 42-45 Useful Information........................................................................ 46 Registration Form.......................................................................... 47 Cover photo courtesy Jim Chamberlain— http://www.wwwphoto.org

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SUMMER PROGRAMS for Kids Youth Water Polo 12 Swim Team Camp 12 Pickleball 16 Introduction to Paper Making 22 Adapted Aquatics —Indoor/Outdoor 28 Adapted Friday Night Social 28 Adapted Fun with Friends 28 Youth Theatre 29 Movement Therapy Yoga 29 Preschool Puppet Theatre 30 Animals of the Rogue Valley for Homeschoolers 30 Earth Camp for Kids 31 Nature Writing Camp 32 Herbal First Aid 32 Rogue Valley Geology in the Earth’s History 33 Reptiles & Amphibians 33 Garden Art & Nature Play Camp 34 Little Fox Cubs Day Camp 34 Cartwheel-A-Thon 38 Crazy Relays 42 Mommy & Me Yoga 42 Kids Yoga 42 Ballet Dancers I 42

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Summer Registration Registration Schedule Registration will kick off on May 11 at the Ashland Recreation Fair at The Grove—Details pg 2 Online registration starts May 12/General starts May 13

5 Easy Ways to Register

ONLINE • View this guide online at www.ashland.or.us/recguide—the digital guide has direct registration links • Direct access to online registration at www.ashland.or.us/register • Pay with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express • See page 46 for complete details • Online registration is not available for all programs 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. 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 off Granite St) or • North Mountain Park Nature Center 620 N Mountain Ave PR E -R E G I S T R AT ION I S R E QU IR E D. TO AVOID CL A S S CANCELL ATION, R EGISTER SEVEN DAYS IN A DVANCE FOR A L L PRO G R A M S . 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.

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Refund Policy

• A full refund or account credit will be offered to registrants of a course/activity that is canceled by the instructor or Ashland Parks & Recreation • A full refund or account credit will be offered to registrants who wish to withdraw four or more working days prior to the start of the course/activity • Registrants who wish to withdraw less than four working days prior to the start will receive a full account credit For a course with two or more classes in a session: • If registrants choose to withdraw from a class/activity after the start date and time and before the third class begins, the amount for two classes will be prorated and charged for participation in the class/activity and the remaining amount will be applied to an account credit • After the beginning of the third class of a course no refunds or account credits will be allowed unless a waiver is requested and approved Registrants may submit a waiver requesting a refund or credit for extenuating circumstances for approval. Refunds or account credits will NOT be given for missed classes, moving or traveling out of the area or dissatisfaction with course content.

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? 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.

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.

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


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

Volunteer Profile Clarence Glidewell Friend & Volunteer of the Ashland Senior Center Born and raised in Ashland, Clarence eventually moved to the San Diego area, where he worked with computers for over twenty years. Several years ago he returned to his hometown and has been volunteering at the Senior Center in several capacities ever since. Most recently, he began offering individualized instruction for MAC products, including: iMac, iPod, and iPad —details page 34. He also volunteers for his church, and several other community groups. Clarence adheres to a strong ethic of volunteering in service to his community. The Senior Center is fortunate to share his talents with you!

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 pg 17 • Tai Chi—Details pg 17 • Line Dancing—Details pg 41 • Computer Instruction—Details pg 43 • iMac, iPod, iPad Instruction—Details pg 43 • Cards—Details pg 44 • Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) • Telesensory Magnifier for use by the vision impaired

Upcoming Events… • AARP Driver’s Safety Program—Jun 19 & 20 at 4pm with instructor Nancy James • Ice Cream Social with Jabberwockey—Jul/TBA • Day Trips—Jun-Sep/TBA (in partnership with Ashland Family YMCA Older Adult Program) For more information please visit the Senior Center website 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.

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North Mountain Park Nature Center

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 • URL www.northmountainpark.org

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.

Volunteer Profile Friend & Volunteer of the Nature Center

Jacob King “... the atmosphere at N MT park is relaxed and positive, with the staff being very kind and sincere. Lastly, with all of the educational programs going on, it’s hard not to turn back into a curious little child.” Please visit www.northmountainpark.org to view the full profile. (Click on Newsletters, Summer 2013.)

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.

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 to 11 and an accompanying adult. 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.

Kids Summer Programs at the Park • Introduction to Paper Making—Details pg 22 • Preschool Puppet Theatre—Details pg 30 • Animals of the Rogue Valley for Homeschoolers—Details pg 30 • Earth Camp for Kids—Details pg 31 • Nature Writing Camp—Details pg 32 • Herbal First Aid—Details pg 32 • Rogue Valley Geology in the Earth’s History—Details pg 33 • Reptiles & Amphibians—Details pg 33 • Garden Art & Nature Play Camp—Details pg 34 • Little Fox Cubs Day Camp—Details pg 34

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 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 Nature Center at 541-488-6606.

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Oak Knoll Golf Course

Photo Courtesy Jim Chamberlain

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.

Seniors

Course Remodeling/Improvements

What day is Senior Day at Oak Knoll? Every day! Golfers (ages 55+) receive discounts on greens fees and carts all week long. Get your friends together and call us for a tee time.

In the last few months the greens on holes #7 and #8 have undergone extensive remodeling to improve drainage and make the course more playable. In addition, we’ve rebuilt three sand bunkers, added a new bridge, and improved many other parts of the course to make it a more enjoyable experience. If you haven’t been to Oak Knoll in a while, come out and play—give us a call to reserve your tee time.

Juniors It’s the best deal in town—junior golfers (ages 8—17) can play nine holes of golf for only $5! Never played golf before, but want to learn? Call us for information about lessons for beginners.

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.

Golf Doesn’t Have to be Expensive! 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.

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

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Summer 2013 Weekly Drop-in Classes at

Short Pose Life Drawing Uninstructed Unclothed models. Bring your own non-toxic materials, easels and chairs provided. Poses from 1-25 minutes. Adults over 18 only.

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

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 (scholarships available) | Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm

Ceramics with Garry Price Garry is noted for his functional pottery as well as his large-scale public installations. Join him for both beginning fundamentals and more advanced students can experiment with a seasoned pro. Clay and firings can be purchased in class.

$10 | Tuesdays, 5-7pm

Ceramics with Alissa Clark Alissa Clark is an expert ceramicist, well known for her whimsical, functional and decorative, colorful wares. Join her for hand building and wheel instruction. Clay and firings can be purchased in class.

$10 | Wednesdays, 3-5pm

Classical Drawing and/or Oil Painting with Sarah F. Burns Learn timeless principles that apply to every aspect of drawing and painting, including tone, proportion, structure, perspective, composition, color and how to use materials. Ages 16+.

Outside the Lines with Dody Clifford Build skills and confidence in drawing, fabric arts and more! Materials included, scholarships available. Ages 5-12.

$10 (scholarships available) | Drop in Thursdays, 3:30-5pm

Ceramic Vessels with Nathan Clinton Create functional ceramic pieces using hand building and the wheel. People have been making ceramic vessels for thousands of years and they are still so useful! Make a special bowl for a pet, a child, a friend. Ages 16+. Clay and firing can be purchased in class.

$10 | Drop in Fridays. 3-5pm

Mud and Vino with Kami Carlson Get your weekend kicked off right with some clay and wine! Adults only, BYOB.

$10 (plus clay and firing) | Fridays, 5:30-7:30pm

Printmaking with Q Quast Explore various printmaking techniques including screen-printing, block printing, mono-printing, collographs and stencils; each month will feature a different technique. Visit our website to find out what the technique of the month is at www.ashlandartcenter.org. Ages 14+. Some materials & tools included, additional materials & tools available for purchase.

$15 | Saturdays, 11am-1pm

$15 | Wednesdays, 3-5pm

Free Expressions!

Long Pose Life Drawing Uninstructed

Free of charge, expressive and fun art class held monthly for kids of all ages.

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.

FREE — materials provided First Saturday of every month, 2:30-4:30pm

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

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


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.

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 Parks 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 and 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

Project A, Inc. is a proud supporter of the Ashland Parks Foundation

Paid for by the Ashland Parks Foundation

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The Foundation has a goal in 2013 to refurbish the Butler-Perozzi Fountain in Lithia Park. The fountain, situated on a formal terrace near the sycamore grove, a rose garden and the Butler Memorial Band Shelter, was offered as a memorial gift to the park in 1915 by Gwin Butler and Domingo Perozzi. The fountain was sculpted by Antonio Frilli in Florence, Italy, in the early 1900s and completely restored in the 1980s. Funding is needed for general repairs and vandalism. Due to its prime location within Lithia Park, the fountain is vandalized more frequently than any other area in Lithia Park. You can help the Foundation reach their restoration goal for the Butler-Perozzi Fountain by making a tax-deductible contribution. Visit www.AshlandParksFoundation.com or call the Ashland Parks & Recreation Department at 541.488.5340 for more information. Take part in the Cartwheel-a-Thon and cartwheel your way to restoring the fountain —Details page 38.


DANIEL MEYER POOL Opening Day June 14, 2013* 1705 Homes Ave, Ashland | 541.488.0313 Seasonal, outdoor pool located in Hunter Park Visit www.ashland.or.us/swim for complete information The Daniel Meyer Pool is a seasonal, outdoor pool, located in Hunter Park and open mid-June through early September. The pool offers lap swim, open swim, aerobics, swim lessons for all ages, swim camps, lifeguard certification classes and much more. Daniel Meyer Pool offers the Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI) ® swim lesson curriculum. All swim instructors are SAI licensed and offer the highest quality instruction to promote safety and skill development in the water. For more information please visit the SAI website at www.starfishaquatics.org. Daniel Meyer Pool also offers camps for swim team and water polo as well as a Starguard® Lifeguard Certification course.

OPENING DAY EVENT The Daniel Meyer Pool will host an opening day event with activities for all ages, starting with an open swim session from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14. Admission is only $1 per person! Come and learn about new and exciting programs at the pool this summer. Pickleball demonstrations will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the tennis courts at Hunter Park, and family-friendly relay games, hosted by Dynamic Living, will take place at Hunter Park from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dynamic Living will also host Family Swim Relays in the pool from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Kids ages 8 to 14, be sure to check out Youth Water Polo games from 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For fitness enthusiasts and those looking for lowimpact workouts, join a water aerobics/cross-fit demonstration class from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

STARFISH AQUATIC INSTITUTE (SAI)® SWIM LESSONS Registration Information for SWIM Dates for SWIM LESSONS—No Weekend Classes LESSONS Session A: July 9—19 (Registration opens June 8 and ends July 3) • Register and test on-site at the Daniel Meyer Pool on June 8 from 1—4pm • Online registration is NOT available for Swim Lessons • Participants may only register for one swim session at a time • Swim level testing is mandatory for all new swim lesson participants — testing is free • Proof of swim level testing completion is required at the time of registration • Call the pool at 541.488.0313 to set an appointment for swim level testing and placement

Session B: July 30—August 9 (Registration opens July 5 and ends July 24)

Private LESSONS One-on-One Development and refinement of strokes and SAI® skills. Pre-registration required with 2-weeks-advance notice. AGES 3 & up/Adults welcome DAYS Tuesday—Friday DATES Session 1 | July 23—26 Session 2 | August 20—23 Session 3 | August 27—30 TIME 5:30—6:30pm COST $18 (one 30-min lesson)

SWIM LESSON PRICING Time

Program

Cost

9:30—10:30am

Starfish Stroke School™ Swim Team (all colors)

$63/Session (9, 1-hr lessons)

5:45—6:25pm

Starfish Stroke School™ (all colors)

$42/Session (9, 40-min lessons)

3:30—4:10pm

Preschool

$48/Session (9, 40-min lessons)

3:30—4:10pm

StarBabies™

$40/Session(9, 40-min lessons)

3:30—4:10pm, 4:15—4:55pm, 5:00—5:40pm

Starfish Swim School®

$42/lesson (9, 40-min lessons)

*Noon Lap Swim begins June 13

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DANIEL MEYER POOL SWIM PROGRAMS Youth Water Polo LAP SWIM CATEGORIES Advanced Lap Swim

DAYS/TIMES Monday—Friday, 7—9am; Saturday, 9—11am Extended Season: September 2—13, 9—11am COST $2.50 The Advanced Lap Swim morning session is ideal for the serious lap swimmer. Lanes will be designated for slow, medium and fast swimmers who can complete at least 100 meters without stopping.

Noon Lap Swim

DAYS/TIMES Monday—Friday, 11am—12:30pm Extended Season: September 2—13, 11:30am—1:30pm COST $2.50 The Noon Lap Swim period is great for all types of swimmers looking to get some laps in during the lunch hour. Lanes will be available for swimmers needing a gentle, slow pace as well as lanes for more experienced lap swimmers.

Aerobic Lap Swim/Self-Guided

DAYS/TIMES Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 6—7:45pm COST $2.50 This lap swim period is for people interested in doing water fitness activities, such as aqua jogging, at their own pace. Regular lap swim lanes will be available.

Aerobic Lap Swim/Instructor-Led

DAYS/TIMES Tuesday, Thursday; 6—7:45pm COST $2.50 Jodi Marthaller will be leading water aerobics and cross-fit water fitness activities during this lap swim session. Regular lap swim lanes will be available.

Senior Lap Swim

DAYS/TIMES Sunday, 9—11am COST $2 The Senior Lap Swim is for those wanting a quiet, gentle swimming experience.

OPEN SWIM Open Swim

DAYS/TIMES Monday—Friday, 1—5:30pm (1—3pm during swim lessons) Saturday, Sunday; 11:45am—4:45pm COST $2 Open Swim is for all ages and is a great way to cool off during the day or just relax while the kids have fun playing in the pool. Look for the new facilitated activities coming this summer and learn fun new ways to enjoy your public pool!

The SAI®, Starfish Swimming®, Starfish Swim School®, and Starguard® word-marks are registered trademarks of the Starfish Aquatics Institute. The Starfish Stroke School™ and StarBabies™ word-marks are trademarks of the Starfish Aquatics Institute.

Ashland Parks & Recreation is an independent Authorized Provider of the Starfish Aquatics Institute.

*Noon Lap Swim begins June 13

This fun, co-ed youth water polo course will aid swimmers in continuing to develop their skills while teaching the basics of the wonderful game of water polo! Ball handling (passing and shooting), treading water, offense/defense drills, and scrimmaging will be among the skills players will learn. No prior water polo experience is needed but participants should be able to make it one length of the pool without assistance. Online registration is not available for this program; please call the Daniel Meyer Pool at 541.488.0313. AGES 8—14 DAYS Saturdays DATES June 15—August 31 TIME 5:30—7:30pm COST $8/class; 6-class punch card available for $39

Swim Team Camp This camp is designed to introduce swimmers to the sport of swimming while improving swimming strokes and team skills. Participants must be able to swim the length of the pool with ease and have an understanding of basic swim strokes. Online registration is not available for this program; please call the Daniel Meyer Pool at 541.488.0313. AGES 8—16 DAYS Tuesday—Friday DATES/TIMES Session 1 | July 23—26 | 10—10:50am Session 2 | August 13—16 | 5:30—6:20pm COST $40 (4 lessons)

Starguard® Lifeguard Certification Students will receive hands-on training to become a certified lifeguard: including CPR and First Aid Skills as well as pool safety and water rescue techniques. Upon completion students will be Starguard® Certified, valid for one year. Online registration is not available for this program; please call the Daniel Meyer Pool at 541.488.0313.* AGES 16 & up DAYS Tuesday—Friday DATES August 13—16 TIME 8am—5pm COST $225 (Includes textbook; books must be read prior to class.) *Must pass swim test to be eligible.

Swim Instructor Mentorship Gain experience working with licensed swim instructors and learn the basics of instructing swim lessons while earning 30 hours of community service! Successful applicants will need to pass a swim proficiency test. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 12. Applications will be available May 6, 2013 at the Ashland Parks & Recreation office in upper Lithia Park, 340 S Pioneer St, off Granite St. AGES 14—15 (must be 14 by June 14, 2013 DAYS Tuesday—Friday DATES July 30—August 9 Candidates will be selected through an interview process.

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37 TH ANNUAL ASHLAND 4TH OF JULY RUN 2013 — REGISTRATION FORM Participation in this race presumes runner’s acceptance of all risks.

RUN/WALK

10K

2-Mile

GENDER

Male

Female

(one start time / 7:45 am)

FIRST & LAST NAME (Complete One Form Per Runner—PLEASE PRINT)

BIRTH DATE_________________________ AGE (on race day) __________ years

MAILING ADDRESS

SHIRT SIZE (registrations made by Jun 14 only-circle one) Adult Men’s: S M L XL XXL Youth: S M L

CITY

STATE ZIP

REGISTRATION FEE (check one) AND PAYMENT METHOD (check one) PHONE NUMBER

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EMAIL This waiver must be signed by all entrants. In consideration of your accepting my entry, I intend to be legally bound, do hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators waive and release all rights and claims or damages I may accrue against the Ashland Parks & Recreation Department, City of Ashland, County of Jackson, State of Oregon, the race director, and any and all sponsors of this race, their successors, representatives and assigns for any and all injuries suffered by me while traveling to and from and participating in the 2013 Ashland Fourth of July Run. I certify that I am in good physical condition and contemplate the risk of bodily injury associated with and inherent in participating in the race, including but not limited to physical strain and exertion and assume all such risks by requesting entry.

RUNNER 13 & up

RUNNER 12 & under

REGISTRATION DEADLINES Apr 15-Jun 14

WITH Shirt

$22

LATE

Jun 15-Jul 1

NO Shirt

$22

LAST CHANCE

Jul 3

NO Shirt

$27

ON-TIME

Apr 15-Jun 14

WITH Shirt

$10

LATE

Jun 15-Jul 1

NO Shirt

$10

LAST CHANCE

Jul 3

NO Shirt

$10

CHECK NO._______

Signature of Runner or Legal Guardian

Make Check payable to APRD

Date

Registration is IN VA LI D if form is NOT signed and dated NO REFUNDS — NO EXCEPTIONS

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Credit cards are ONLY accepted online thru SELF-REGISTRATION at... www.ashland.or.us/julyrun, until 3:00pm on Monday, July 1, 2013

2013 REGISTRATION & PACKET PICK-UP PACKET PICK-UP & LAST CHANCE REGISTRATION

DEADLINES & WAYS TO REGISTER RECEIVED BY ON-TIME

FEES

HOW

WHERE

JULY 3

Apr 15-Jun 14 13 & up ...$22 12 & under ...$10 Online, mail or www.ashland.or.us/julyrun or 340 S Pioneer St in Ashland, OR 97520 Jun 15-Jul 1 13 & up ...$22 in-person (Credit cards are ONLY accepted ONLINE thru July 1) 12 & under ...$10

LATE LAST CHANCE

Jul 3

13 & up ...$27 In-person; 12 & under ...$10 12:00-5:00pm

Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd

Wed, Jul 3 from 12:00-5:00pm a t t h e A s h l a n d L i b r a r y, 410 Siskiyou Blvd, A shland (Cash or check only)

NO RACE-DAY REGISTRATION — NO FAX OR PHONE REGISTRATION ACCEPTED NO REGISTRATION ON TUESDAY, JULY 2 —LAST CHANCE REGISTRATION, IN PERSON, ON JULY 3 Shakespeare Festival

Ashland Library

PACKET INCLUDES... Shirts are only available for Race number, safety pins, shirt (if those who sign up BY June 14 eligible) & race course map

Lithia Park

START/FINISH

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON REGISTRATION AND/OR THE EVENT, VISIT... WWW.ASHLAND.OR.US/JULYRUN OR CALL 541.488.5340 r St Wate

Main St Lithia Way Railroad Tracks

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RUN/ START TIMES 7:45am for the 10K (6.2-Mile) 7:45am for the 2-Mile

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Third & Main Streets near the Ashland Library

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Online registration at www.ashland.or.us/julyrun through July 1)


Sports & Fitness Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register — visit www.ashlandparksandrec.org

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 looking to increase their fitness level and reach their fitness goals. Activities include 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. Bring a towel, mat, water bottle and dumbbells weighing 5 to 20 lbs (depending on your fitness level). Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. Punch cards will be available at the first class and will allow participants to choose the workout times that fit their schedule. (Punch cards will expire two months after purchase. Refunds will not be given for unused punches.) AGES

12 & up

DAYS DATES PLACE COST INSTRUCTOR

6—7AM Class 5:30—6:30PM Class 8—9AM Class Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Tuesdays & Thursdays Saturdays June 1—August 31 The Grove, Gym $80 punch card for 12 workouts; $50 punch card for 6 workouts Tiazza Rose is a certified personal trainer, dance and fitness instructor. She was voted Best Fitness Trainer in 2011 by Healthy Living Magazine.

Building Bones Step-by-Step Come strengthen your muscles, bring awareness to your body and get your 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. Please 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 | June 3—July 15 (no class July 5) Session 2 | July 22—August 30 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

Register Early! Help us avoid the cancellation of programs!

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Sports & Fitness Don’t forget that we offer scholarships—Details page 6 Pre-registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated

Tennis Lessons In the beginning class, learn tennis basics (strokes, scoring, strategy) in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. The intermediate class is for skilled players who want to work on more advanced techniques and strategies during drills and game play. Loaner racquets available. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES 16 & up DAYS Monday—Thursday DATES Session 1 | June 17—27 Session 2 | July 22—August 1 TIMES Beginning | 9—10am or 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 B.A./ M.S. in Sport Science and has coached college tennis.

Pickleball Are your kids getting tired of the same old summer activities? Are you still looking for a sport that is fun, engaging and a great way to get exercise with Ashland’s beautiful parks as a backdrop? Come and join new Pickleball Instructional Day Camps at Lithia Park! Pickleball is a growing sport using paddles, a net and a lightweight ball. Kids will be able to learn how to play this wonderful game. All equipment provided. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. Minimum of 8 players/Maximum of 20. AGES 10—12 DAYS Monday—Friday DATES Session 1 | June 24—28 Session 2 | July 22—26 TIMES 9—10am PLACE Lithia Park Tennis Courts COST $25 (5 lessons) INSTRUCTOR Marty Burns Still not sure if Pickleball is right for you? Join us for a free demonstration: Saturday, May 25, from 10am to 3 pm. at Lithia Park Tennis Courts —or— Friday, June 14, from 1pm to 4pm at the Hunter Park Tennis Courts before checking out the Daniel Meyer Pool Opening Day event!

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Sports & Fitness Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register — visit www.ashlandparksandrec.org

Internal Kung Fu Internal Kung Fu is a martial arts practice developed in China involving forms and applications from Ba Gua Zhang, Hsing I Ch’uan, and Tai Chi Ch’uan. Join instructor Jeff Behrends and learn these forms and applications with a practical study of relaxation, breathing and body awareness for confidence, general health and well-being. Participants should wear loose clothing and be prepared to take notes. Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES 16 & up DAYS Mondays & Wednesdays DATES Session 1 | June 3—26 Session 2 | July 1—31 (no class July 17—29) Session 3 | August 12—28 TIME 4:30—6pm PLACE The Grove, Gym COST Session 1 | $30 (8 classes) Session 2/3 | $25 (6 classes) INSTRUCTOR Jeff Behrends

Gentle Yoga for Adults 60 & Better Join instructor Marion Moore for a yoga class 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 includes 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 COST $15 (4 lessons); $5/class for drop-in

Tai Chi for Adults 50 & Better Tai Chi is a moving meditation that strengthens bones and muscles, improves balance, and increases flexibility. Instructor Char Hersh will use various forms of Tai Chi to create a flowing routine that can be done anywhere. She 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

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

Register Early! Help us avoid the cancellation of programs!

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Sustainable Living & Gardening

Don’t forget that we offer scholarships—Details page 6 Pre-registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated

Instructor Padme Blackwolf is a professional gardener, urban farmer, and self-reliance activist. She has lived in Ashland for more than 30 years raising children, food, pets and farm animals, all on a city lot! Her family has been involved with farming and food preservation for generations. All of her classes will be held at The Grove in the Otte Peterson Room. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register.

The Barnyard in Your Backyard: Farm Animals in Our City Farm animals in the city? Why yes! Many farm animals work well on a small lot if their location is well thought out and their care thoughtfully considered. Come learn all about the keeping of chickens, bees, goats, rabbits, pigs, and more. We will discuss the City rules for these animals and best practices for keeping animals for food and fun. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES 15 & up DAY Thursday DATE June 6 TIME 7—9:30pm COST $25 (includes all materials)

Are You Ready? Family Preparedness for a Crisis Are your home and family ready for another flood like in 1997 or an earthquake? Come learn what you need to do now to be safe, comfortable, and on your own if a crisis occurs city–wide, state–wide, or nationally. We will discuss a safe home, provisions, energy, and entertainment. Tell your neighbors and register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES 15 & up DAY Saturday DATE June 15 TIME 9:30—11:30am COST $25 (includes all materials)

Urban Homesteading: The Vegetable & Fruit Garden as the Core of Your Independence Less than a hundred years ago, the small farm was king. If you didn’t live on a farm, at least you had chickens in your backyard and grew your own vegetables. Now there is a resurgence of gardening for self-reliance. Come learn what techniques and ideas can further your efforts at self-reliance. Beginner to advanced gardeners are welcome. Register online at www. ashland.or.us/register. AGES 15 & up DAY Thursday DATE June 20 TIME 7—9:30pm COST $25 (includes all materials)

Preserving the Harvest: Drying, Canning, Pickling This 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. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES 15 & up DAY Saturday DATE July 13 TIME 9am—noon COST $25 (includes all materials)

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Sustainable Living & Gardening Creating Backyard Wildlife Habitat No matter how big or small your property, you can learn ways to create wildlife habitat in your own backyard. This class will cover four elements: removal of aggressive weeds, naturescaping with native plants, stormwater management and wildlife stewardship. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 8 & up DAY Tuesday DATE May 21 TIME 7—8:30pm PLACE North Mountain Park Nature Center COST $7 INSTRUCTOR Lori Tella is the Urban and Community Conservationist with Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District.

Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register — visit www.ashlandparksandrec.org

Summer Pruning of Japanese Laceleaf Maples Join Arborist/Aesthetic Pruner Julie Gates and friends as she demonstrates early summer pruning of a mature weeping laceleaf Japanese maple in Lithia Park. Presentation will include: explanation of feathering the canopy to reveal the sculptural lines within; thinning and reduction cuts; the branch collar; balance; aesthetic principles of movement, space, coarse to fine and more. Bring a chair and an open mind, as Julie will debunk much pruning dogma and misinformation! Modern tree biology research has validated the wisdom of ancient Japanese pruning methods. Aesthetic pruning has grown out of this meeting of East and West. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 15 & up DAY Saturday DATE June 1 TIME 1—4pm PLACE Lithia Park, lower duck pond COST $25 INSTRUCTOR Julie Gates is a horticulturist, certified aesthetic

pruner and arborist with over 30 years’ experience in designing, maintaining and pruning residential gardens. She teaches pruning workshops and private lessons addition to contracted pruning.

Urban Composting Learn how to divert food scraps and organic yard debris from the landfill through composting. 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 sponsored by the City of Ashland Conservation Commission & Recology Ashland Sanitary Service. Pre-registration is not required for this program.

Photo courtesy Noriko Hansen

AGES 13 & up (younger children should be accompanied by an adult) DAYS Saturdays DATE June 8 | July 13 | August 17 TIME 10am—noon PLACE Recycle Center on Water St in Ashland; please park on Water St and not in the Recycle Center parking lot COST Free INSTRUCTOR Rhianna Simes is a OSU Extension Service instructor and coordinator of the Land Steward program.

Register Early! Help us avoid the cancellation of programs!

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Sustainable Living & Gardening

Don’t forget that we offer scholarships—Details page 6 Pre-registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated

Demonstration Garden Tours Soak up the sights and smells of summer while learning about the gardens at North Mountain Park with volunteer docent and master gardener Susan Lander. Discover how to attract wildlife and conserve water 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 DAYS DATES TIME PLACE COST INSTRUCTOR

10 & up 2nd Wednesdays each month June 12 | July 10 | August 14 9:30—10:30am North Mountain Park Free (suggested donation to the Nature Center)

Collecting Native Seed for Your Garden Seed collecting is a fun and effective way to enhance your garden with native plants. Jim Duncan will guide that endeavor as participants explore an area of the Dead Indian Memorial Plateau just east of Ashland. The group will return to the Nature Center to process and share seeds and learn some techniques for growing native plants from seed. Please bring water, a snack and sunscreen as desired. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606.

Susan Lander is a volunteer docent for North Mountain Park.

Best Veggie Harvesting Methods & Planting a Winter Garden (Now!) How you harvest vegetables and herbs has everything to do with productivity and flavor. With a walk-through of the Ashland Community Garden, participants will learn the best summer harvesting methods and also what, when and how to plant in late summer for a winter harvest. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES DAY DATE TIME PLACE COST INSTRUCTOR

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12 & up Wednesday July 31 7—8:30pm Ashland Creek Community Garden 27 Hersey Street $12 Jennifer Ewing is from the commercial nursery business and shares her gardening skills through hands-on teaching.

AGES DAY DATE TIME PLACE COST INSTRUCTOR

12 & up Saturday August 24 9am—12:30pm Meet at North Mountain Park and be prepared to drive 20 to 25 miles $15 Jim Duncan is an Ashland native plant gardener who has been collecting and growing seeds of native plants for many years.

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Creative Expression Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register — visit www.ashlandparksandrec.org Instructor Cathy Egelston Mahoney has a Bachelor’s degree in Art from California State University Northridge and has been an art instructor for 18 years. She is a painter, muralist, and portrait artist. Private lessons available. All classes below will take place at various locations in Lithia Park (specific locations provided upon registration). 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.

Drawing in Lithia Park Beginning — Learn the basics of drawing in a small group setting with individual attention. AGES 18 & up DAYS Thursdays DATES Session 1 | May 30—July 11 (no class July 4) Session 2 | July 25—August 29 TIME 9—10:30am COST $78 (6 lessons) Intermediate — Classes include instuctor-led studies as well as time for students to follow their own interests. Small group/individual attention. AGES 18 & up DAYS Wednesdays DATES Session 1 | June 5—July 10 Session 2 | July 24—August 28 TIME 9—10:30am COST $78 (6 lessons)

Watercolor in Lithia Park Beginning — Learn the basics of watercolor painting, brush work, and color theory in a small group setting with individual attention. AGES 18 & up DAYS Thursdays DATES Session 1 | May 30—July 11 (no class July 4) Session 2 | July 25—August 29 TIME 10:45—12:15pm COST $78 (6 lessons) Intermediate — Classes include instuctor-led studies as well as time for students to follow their own interests. Small group/individual attention. AGES 18 & up DAYS Wednesdays DATES Session 1 | June 5—July 10 Session 2 | July 24—August 28 TIME 10:45am—12:15pm COST $78 (6 lessons)

Acrylic Painting in Lithia Park Beginning — Learn the basics of acrylic painting in a small group setting with individual attention. Class includes brushwork, color theory and basic drawing as needed for class projects. AGES 18 & up DAYS Tuesdays DATES Session 1 | June 4—July 9 Session 2 | July 23—August 27 (Session 2 is a continuation of Session 1) TIME 10:45—12:15pm COST $78 (6 lessons) Intermediate — Classes include instuctor-led studies as well as time for students to follow their own interests. Small group/individual attention. AGES 18 & up DAYS Tuesdays DATES Session 1 | June 4—July 9 Session 2 | July 23—August 27 TIME 9—10:30am COST $78 (6 lessons)

Watercolor/Drawing Studio in Lithia Park 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 setting with individual attention. AGES DAYS DATES TIME COST

18 & up Fridays Session 1 | June 7—July 12 Session 2 | July 26—August 30 9am—noon $148 (6 lessons)

Introduction to Sketching Outdoors Workshop Enjoy experiencing Lithia Park and learn new skills in sketching and drawing in this one-day workshop. Participants must bring their own supplies. A supply list will be available after pre-registering. AGES DAY DATES TIME COST

18 & up Saturday June 15 OR July 13 OR August 10 9am—noon $35 (1 lesson)

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Creative Expression Don’t forget that we offer scholarships—Details page 6 Pre-registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated

Plein Air Landscape Painting Come study nature with a creative eye! Join a naturalist/artist who provides inspiration through botanical, geological and wildlife anecdotes while offering guidance in the fundamentals of landscape painting: composition, form, color and tips specific to outdoor painting. This session is designed to encourage individual expression and finishes with a brief art display and refreshments. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Please bring your own art supplies. If advice is needed in obtaining art supplies, call the Nature Center for further information from the instructor. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541-488-6606. Early registration available for this program. AGES DAY DATE TIME PLACE COST INSTRUCTOR

12 & up Saturday May 4 10am—1pm North Mountain Park $15 Jeanine Moy has over ten years of painting experience and loves to share this passion with others.

Introduction to Paper Making This age-old technique is a fun craft for kids and adults alike and it is also an eco-friendly way to recycle old paper products. Learn the basics of making paper for stationery or art projects. All materials and instruction are provided for you to take home a few pieces of handmade paper. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES DAY DATE TIME PLACE COST INSTRUCTOR

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10 & up Tuesday July 23 10am—noon North Mountain Park $12 North Mountain Park staff.

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Lithia Park Summer Happenings

Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register — visit www.ashlandparksandrec.org

Free Lithia Park Nature Walks—Enjoy Beautiful Lithia Park’s Natural History Three days a week, rain or shine, trained volunteer naturalists from the Ashland Parks & Recreation Department lead an easy, interesting, 1.5-hour nature walk through Lithia Park. Topics include: trees, flowers, birds, climate, water, geology and the history of the park. Nature walks are free. Please meet us at the park entrance, across from the Plaza in Ashland. Walks are provided by the Ashland Parks & Recreation Department. Pre-registration is not required for the Nature Walks. AGES DAYS DATES TIME PLACE COST

All ages welcome Saturdays (July & August only); Sundays, Wednesdays & Fridays (May—September) May 1—September 29 10am Meet at Lithia Park entrance FREE

The Feast of Will— Dinner & Performances in Lithia Park This annual event will take place on Friday, June 14 at 6pm and is sponsored by the Ashland Lions Club and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF). For tickets and more information, please contact the OSF box office at 541-482-4331.

Free Concerts in the Park with the Ashland City Band Enjoy a summer concert every Thursday evening in beautiful Lithia Park. Bring a picnic dinner, blanket or chair, and your family and friends! Pre-registration is not required for the free concerts. A special performance will be offered on the 4th of July, TBA.

AGES DAYS DATES TIME PLACE COST

All ages welcome Thursdays June 20—August 15 7—8pm Butler Bandshell Free

Ashland’s Ballet in the Park— Revival 2013! The combined efforts of Ballet Diane Hyrst and new artistic director, Holly Bullard, present the return of Ballet in the Park! The performance will showcase the choreography of Diane and Eric Hyrst and others. The cast of dancers will include local talent and guest artists alike. Pre-registration is not required. AGES DAY DATE TIME PLACE COST

All ages welcome Monday August 19 7:30pm Butler Bandshell Free

—See pages 24—25 for more information on Lithia Park or visit www.ashland.or.us/LithiaHappenings

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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.

Call Us for More Information

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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Park Sites 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. HI G

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Parks & Facilities 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 at 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 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 • Daniel Meyer Pool—1705 Homes Ave in Hunter Park (seasonal facility: Jun—Sep)

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 is 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. Visit www.ashland.or.us/facility for more information.

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 p.m. Formal reservations of the facility are available May through September only.

Park & Facility Refund Policy

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

Daniel Meyer Pool in Hunter Park

Ashland Community Gardens

The Ashland Parks Department manages 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 541-4886606. 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.

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Adapted Programs Don’t forget that we offer scholarships—Details page 6 Pre-registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated Ashland Parks & Recreation Adapted Programs are specifically designed for people with developmental, intellectual or physical disabilities. The programs are designed to focus on each individual’s personal abilities and interests. Instructor Serena Hoke holds an MS in Adapted Physical Activity. As with most Ashland Parks & Recreation programs, pre-registration is required. To register for any of the Adapted Programs, please call the Ashland Parks & Recreation office at 541-488-5340 (online registration is not available).

Adapted Aquatics—Indoor This program is for those who enjoy indoor swimming. In small groups, learn the basics of water and pool safety and improve your swim skills and confidence. Please bring your swimming goggles. AGES 10 & up DAYS Mondays & Wednesdays DATES Session 1 | June 3—July 3 Session 2 | July 22—August 21 TIME/PLACE 6—7pm at Ashland Family YMCA COST $50 (10 classes)

Friday Night Social Join us for an evening of laid-back fun with games, movies, snacks and crafts! This is a great chance for parent or caregiver respite. All participants must be able to cooperate in a group environment. If 1:1 assistance is needed, participants should bring their own attendant (no extra charge). Movies begin at 6:15pm. (Participants with special dietary requirements, please bring your own snack.) AGES 14 & up DAY Friday DATES Session 1 | June 21 Session 2 | July 19 Session 3 | August 23 TIME 6—8:30pm PLACE Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave COST $10/session

Adapted Aquatics—Outdoor This program is designed for swimmers who want to get out in the sun! Learn the basics of water and pool safety while improving your swim skills and confidence in an outdoor aquatics environment. Be sure to wear sunscreen and bring your swim goggles. AGES 10 & up DAYS Tuesdays & Thursdays DATES Session 1 | June 4—July 9 (no class July 4) Session 2 | July 23—August 22 TIME/PLACE 6—7pm at Daniel Meyer Pool COST $50 (10 classes)

Fun with Friends This fun social group for the younger ages of all abilities provides crafts, games, movies and snacks! Every session will introduce a new project, with the only test being how far your imagination can go. Price includes the cost of snacks as well as craft materials. (Kids with special diets should bring their own snacks.) AGES 14 & younger DAY Saturday DATES Session 1 | June 22 Session 2 | July 20 Session 3 | August 24 TIME 1:30—3:30pm PLACE Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave COST $10/session

Build Your Body This is a health and fitness/activity program that allows the participant to work with the instructor privately, with a buddy, or in a small group. Arrangements can also be made for individuals who are house-bound. This program works around the individual and creates a routine specific to what they wish to accomplish. Time and days of meetings are arranged around the personal availability of instructor and participant. AGES 4 & up COST TBD with Instructor

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Youth & Adapted Programs All Abilities Welcome

Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register — visit www.ashlandparksandrec.org

To register for any of the Adapted & Youth Programs, please call the Ashland Parks & Recreation office at 541-488-5340 (online registration is not available).

Youth Theatre This is an inclusive community theatre program that allows youth of all abilities to express themselves through structured scripts, acting, story, music and movement. This class offers a creative environment that facilitates communication, confidence building and peer socialization through educational support and the arts. AGES 10 & up DAYS Tuesdays & Thursdays DATES Session 1 | May 21—June 27 Session 2 | July 9—August 15 TIME 4—5pm PLACE The Grove COST $20 (12 lessons) INSTRUCTOR Jessica Kempner has experience working with children and teens with special needs. She combines a Master’s degree in Special Education with training in Art History and Arts Education.

Movement Therapy Yoga This yoga program offers a safe, nurturing learning environment for students with body movement complications caused by Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and other conditions that make body movement painful or difficult. Instructor Virginia Dean has taught Hatha yoga for 24 years with a special focus on modifications and adaptations to allow students with disabilities to use the art of yoga to promote well-being. Students will enjoy setting and accomplishing goals in: strengthening muscles, learning relaxation techniques and developing stamina. As with most Ashland Parks & Recreation programs, pre-registration is required. For more information contact the instructor at 360-317-5943 or vkayed@yahoo.com. AGES 10 & up DAYS Mondays & Wednesdays DATES Session 1 | June 3—July 10 Session 2 | July 15—August 21 TIME 6—7pm PLACE The Grove, Gym COST $60/session (12 classes) INSTRUCTOR Virginia Dean

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Nature, Science & Cultural History

Don’t forget that we offer scholarships—Details page 6 Pre-registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated

Preschool Puppet Theatre Please pre-register prior to day of program Join Brenda Bear, Maven Raven, Trickster Coyote and a chorus of other animal friends as they discover the wonders of our natural world. A brief ecology lesson will lead into a fun and interactive performance. The show will be followed by free puppet play, snack time, a related hands-on craft activity and an outdoor exploration. 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 May 10 | June 14 | July 12 | August 9 TIME 10:30—11:45am PLACE North Mountain Park Nature Center COST $6 per child INSTRUCTORS North Mountain Park Puppeteers

Animals of the Rogue Valley for Homeschoolers Hey kids... Do you want to play the role of a wild animal parent? Learn what your favorite animal eats, where it raises its young and which predators it most fears. Explore North Mountain Park as you learn to observe and help monitor various habitat types while searching for the presence of mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds. Finally, participate in a stewardship project to help restore and enhance local wildlife habitat at North Mountain Park. Pre-registration is required no later than June 3. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 5—12 DAY Wednesday DATE June 5 TIME 10am—2pm PLACE North Mountain Park Nature Center COST $15 INSTRUCTORS North Mountain Park staff and volunteers.

Ashland Spring Birds Through photos and lively discussion, learn about the birds that arrive in the Rogue Valley during the spring in preparation for the summer breeding season. The program will also describe the birds found in different habitats of Jackson County. Following the lecture, take a field trip to visit several birding locations in the Ashland area and discover the birds you learned about in class. Register online at www.ashland. or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. Early registration available for this program. AGES 13 & up Lecture | Field Trip DAYS Thursday | Saturday Field Trip DATE May 16 | May 18 TIME 6:30—8:15pm | 7:30am—3pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $15 INSTRUCTOR Harry Fuller is a local birding tour guide and author of Freeway Birding, San Francisco to Seattle. His website is www.towhee.net, and his bird blog is http://atowhee.wordpress.com.

Summer Saturday Morning Bird Walks Stroll through North Mountain Park with local birding experts. This will be an opportunity to see and hear a variety of birds that spend the summer in the Rogue Valley. Binoculars will be available for checkout. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES All ages welcome DAYS 2nd Saturday each month during the summer DATE June 8 | July 13 | August 10 TIME 8—9am PLACE North Mountain Park COST Free INSTRUCTORS Local volunteer birders.

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Nature, Science & Cultural History Alternatives to Toxic Body Care Products Recent studies of blood samples from newborns up to adults in the US reveal that each person’s body is contaminated with hundreds of industrial chemical compounds. These chemicals can upset your immune, digestive and hormone pathways. This class will introduce you to an array of toxins that are lurking in your everyday personal care products including makeup, soap, shampoo, and lotion. Many added fragrances are created from toxic chemicals. Science research reveals that removing these toxic products can have an immediate effect by reducing the levels of toxic ingredients in your blood and body. Steps to identify and eliminate these chemicals in your purchases are included. A demonstration on making lip balm (with samples to take home) also included. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 15 & up DAYS Wednesday DATE June 12 TIME 7—8:30pm PLACE North Mountain Park Nature Center COST $20 INSTRUCTOR Jo Jenner, Naturopathic Physician, teaches health and science to children and adults in a dynamic classroom experience.

Mountain Birds Through photos and lively discussion, learn about the birds of our local mountains, including: the Dusky Flycatcher, Sooty Grouse, Mountain Bluebird and Chickadee, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Calliope Hummingbird, Green-tailed Towhee, Lincoln Sparrow, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Hermit Warbler, Mountain Quail, White-headed Woodpecker and more! On the Saturday following the lecture, take a field trip to the Cascade mountain range. On Sunday, the group will venture to Mt Ashland and the Siskiyou Mountains. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 13 & up Lecture | Field Trip | Field Trip DAYS Thursday | Saturday | Sunday DATE June 13 | June 15 | June 16 TIME 6:30—8:15pm | 7:30am—3pm | 7:30am—2pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $15 INSTRUCTOR Harry Fuller is a local birding tour guide and author of Freeway Birding, San Francisco to Seattle. His website is www.towhee.net, and his bird blog is http://atowhee.wordpress.com.

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Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk at North Mountain Park Learn about our bioregion’s medicinal and edible plants at North Mountain Park. Instruction will include plant identification, medicine-making procedures, energetics, folklore, biochemistry, and traditional & modern uses. Bring comfortable walking shoes and a sense of wonder. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 13 & up DAY Saturday DATE June 15 TIME 10am—12:30pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $20 INSTRUCTOR Jon Carlson is the founder and director of the Vitalist School of Herbology in Ashland.

Earth Camp for Kids Explore the wet and wild places of North Mountain Park and discover some amazing creatures that live there. Create unique crafts and rhythm instruments using natural and recycled materials. Learn about some useful plants found in the park’s gardens and natural areas, including some edible ones you can harvest and prepare as snacks. Harness the sun’s energy and bake some goodies in a solar oven. Play cooperative games, make music and engage in imaginative creative writing in your own handmade journal. Registration deadline is June 15. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 8—12 DAYS Monday—Thursday DATES June 17—20 TIME 9am—noon PLACE North Mountain Park COST $65 INSTRUCTORS North Mountain Park staff.

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Nature Writing Camp Summer is the perfect time to let the natural world inspire your writing! The plants, animals and birds of North Mountain Park (and the connections among them) will serve as inspiration for your poetry and prose during this five-day camp. Expect games and activities to sharpen your senses and powers of observation, creative writing exercises to spark your imagination, and plenty of time for sharing. By the end of the week you will have some valuable new skills, and a collection of writing you’ll be proud of. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 9—14 DAYS Monday—Friday DATE June 24—28 TIME 9am—noon PLACE North Mountain Park COST $95 INSTRUCTOR Andra Hollenbeck is a teacher and a writer, working with young writers for 20 years. She is also a teacher consultant with the Oregon Writing Project.

Medicinal Plant Walk Summer gifts us with the opportunity to identify plants in their full expression. Join instructor Karen Tassinari for an herbal plant walk, or more accurately, a meander on the Nature Center’s botanically abundant property. The class will discuss the characteristics, habitat, medicinal and culinary uses for “weeds,” Oregon native plants and garden herbs. (Participants are encouraged to share their plant ‘stories.’) Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES All ages welcome (children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult) DAY Tuesday DATE July 2 TIME 7—8:30pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $15 INSTRUCTOR Karen Tassinari is an herbalist, environmental educator, gardener and a plant enthusiast.

Herbal First Aid Herbal Medicine Making at North Mountain Park In the gardens of North Mountain Park, this hands-on class will include step-by-step instruction on how to make herbal tinctures, as well as which herbs are more appropriate to gather and preserve for tea. Students are welcome to bring their own grain alcohol and 4-to-8 oz glass containers to process their own batches of medicine. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 13 & up DAY Saturday DATE June 29 TIME 10am—1pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $30 INSTRUCTOR Jon Carlson is the founder and director of the Vitalist School of Herbology in Ashland.

Join instructor Karen Tassinari for an herbal first-aid exploration! She will identify and discuss first-aid plants encountered in the garden and on the trails at North Mountain Park. She will walk you through the “WHATs and WHYs” of her firstaid kit, and teach you how to use her herbal preparations for a variety of first aid circumstances, including: stomach complaints, burns, wounds and infections. An herbal extract will be made for your first aid kit. Please bring a jar. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 10 & up DAY Wednesday DATE July 10 TIME 6:30—8:30pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $30 INSTRUCTOR Karen Tassinari is an herbalist, environmental educator, gardener and plant enthusiast.

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Nature, Science & Cultural History Birding Siskiyou County Through photos and lively discussion, get to know the breeding birds of Siskiyou County. Follow up what you learn with a field trip to Copco Lake and Shasta Valley Wildlife Area. 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 DATE July 11 | July 13 TIME 6—8pm | 7am—3pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $15 INSTRUCTOR Harry Fuller is a local birding tour guide and author of Freeway Birding, San Francisco to Seattle. His website is www.towhee.net, and his bird blog is http://atowhee.wordpress.com.

Edible & Medicinal Plants of Pilot Rock The unmatched, pristine biodiversity will make this visit to Pilot Rock worth the trek! Instruction will include plant identification, folklore, and traditional and modern uses. Hiking difficulty will be moderate. Bring water, bagged lunch, comfortable hiking shoes, appropriate outdoor clothing, and your sense of wonder! Register online at www.ashland.or.us/ register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 13 & up DAY Saturday DATE July 13 TIME 11am—3pm PLACE Driving directions to Pilot Rock available upon registration COST $35 INSTRUCTOR Jon Carlson is the founder and director of the Vitalist School of Herbology in Ashland.

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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 Thursday DATE July 18 TIME 7—8pm PLACE Briscoe Geology Park on the corner of Laurel and High Streets in Ashland 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, the Climb through Time geologic climbing wall at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum in Ashland, and the earth history walk at the new Oregon Hills Park in Medford.

Reptiles & Amphibians This program showcases LIVE animals, including a box turtle, bearded dragon lizard, frogs, and a few models. The class will discuss their differences and the important roles 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 North Mountain Park at 541-488-6606. AGES 3 & up (children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult) DAY Saturday DATE July 27 TIME 3—4pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $7 (adult free with child) INSTRUCTOR John Jackson is an amateur local Naturalist and the owner of BUGS-R-US Educational Services.

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Galaxies! Nebulae! Clusters! Oh, my! What’s that up in the sky? Join Ms Galaxy and the Southern Oregon Skywatchers on a romp across the starry night in this entertaining and educational presentation, which will be followed by an under-the-stars star party! August is the perfect time to learn some of the bright summer and autumn constellations and to explore the rich treasure chest of deep sky objects (visible only with telescopes). Bring the family and let’s head out to deep space! Pre-registration is not required for this program. For more information, please call North Mountain Park at 541-488-6606. AGES DAY DATE TIME PLACE COST INSTRUCTOR

All ages welcome Saturday August 3 8:30—10pm North Mountain Park Free Ms Galaxy, aka Jessica Vineyard, has been an avid amateur astronomer and astronomy educator for over twenty-five years. She loves sharing the night sky with everyone.

Garden Art & Nature Play Camp Students will learn basic garden science and express their understanding through hands-on nature arts & crafts. Constant outdoor time exploring local wildlife and landscapes will inspire wonder with messy play! Participants will need weather-messy appropriate clothes, sturdy shoes, and an easy-to-carry pack with simple, nutritious snack and water bottle. Parents welcome too! Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call North Mountain Park at 541-488-6606. AGES DAYS DATES TIME PLACE COST INSTRUCTOR

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2.5—5.5 Monday—Friday August 12—16 9am—noon North Mountain Park $100 Michele Pavilionis, a mother and outdoor enthusiast with a degree in early child development, has worked with kids indoors and outdoors for the past 15 years.

Little Fox Cubs Day Camp This class is focused entirely on the youngsters, ages four to six, where it really all begins! General areas of play are: animal study through body movement, performance and exploring animal habitats; and the philosophy of playing with the Earth taught through storytelling and games. The camp will be taught entirely through experiential learning techniques. This positive outdoor activity helps children naturally explore and learn through the sounds and smells of nature. Register online at www.ashland. or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES DAYS DATES TIME PLACE COST INSTRUCTORS

4—6 Monday—Friday August 26—30 9am—noon North Mountain Park $195 Coyote Trails School of Nature instructors. Their mission is “Preserving our common heritage and the natural world through the art and science of traditional living skills.” www.coyotetrails.org

Evening Nature Walk Explore the wild places of North Mountain Park as evening unfolds. Using all your senses, observe the subtle changes as the birds of the day go to sleep and dusk reveals nocturnal creatures’ awakenings. Bring walking shoes and bug protection of your choice. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call North Mountain Park at 541-488-6606. AGES DAY DATE TIME PLACE COST INSTRUCTOR

8 & up Wednesday August 28 7:30—8:30pm North Mountain Park $5 North Mountain Park staff.

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Foreign Language Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register — visit www.ashlandparksandrec.org

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 your travels. 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 July 3—August 28 TIME 5—6pm PLACE The Grove, Otte/Peterson Room COST $100 (9 lessons) INSTRUCTOR Monica Rountree is a native Spanish & Italian speaker with a master’s degree in Romance Languages.

Spanish for Travelers If you are planning a trip to Spain or Latin America or dreaming about learning the sounds of this beautiful language, this is the class for you! A beginning-level class that is designed to develop or continue practicing basic conversation skills that will help you communicate in Spanish so you can better understand your surroundings, meet people and make the most of your 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 July 11—August 29 TIME 5—6pm PLACE The Grove, Otte/Peterson Room COST $90 (8 lessons) INSTRUCTOR Monica Rountree is a native Spanish & Italian speaker with a master’s degree in Romance Languages.

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. Classes will be held at The Grove, Otte/Peterson Room. Please register with the instructor at monicarountree@hotmail.com or call 541-499-0590 (online registration not available for programs listed below). QUESTIONS? Contact Monica at monicarountree@hotmail.com.

Italian—Intermediate Conversation 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. DAYS Wednesdays DATES July 3—August 28 TIME 6:05—7:05pm COST $100 (9 lessons)

Italian—Advanced Conversation 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. DAYS Wednesdays DATES July 3—August 28 TIME 7:10—8:10pm COST $100 (9 lessons)

Spanish—Intermediate 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. DAYS Thursdays DATES July 11—August 29 TIME 6:05—7:05pm COST $90 (8 lessons)

Spanish—Advanced Conversation 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. DAYS Thursdays DATES July 11—August 29 TIME 7:10—8:10pm COST $90 (8 lessons)

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John Hunt, along with his wife Mary, fell in love with Lithia Park during their annual visits to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. After 20 years of enjoying the beauty of Ashland and Lithia Park as a visitor, they recently retired here and John soon joined the Ashland Parks & Recreation volunteer team. He takes part in weekend park clean-ups as a way to give back to the parks he so loves. Not only has this dedicated volunteer participated in over 12 park clean-ups this past year, John can be found on his own attacking the invasive blackberries along Ashland Creek! “We [Mary and I] continue to love the parks and make use of them every chance we get. Volunteering to help keep them clean is a gratifying way to repay some of the pleasure we get from them.”

Volunteer, John Hunt

Volunteer Profile

Ashland Parks Youth Conservation Corps Ashland Parks & Recreation is offering an opportunity for the youth of the Rogue Valley to participate in restoration and riparian work in our City parks and trails during our summer Youth Conservation Corps. Participants will perform a variety of parks and trails maintenance tasks including invasive species removal, trail chipping, hand watering newly planted native species and shoring up well-used hiking trails. Earn 25 hours of academic community service per session plus recreation passes to Ashland’s Oak Knoll Golf Course, the Daniel Meyer Pool and the Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink. Apply online at www.ashland.or.us/youthcorps or in person at the main Parks office at 340 S Pioneer St in upper Lithia Park. Get outside and make a difference in your community! Apply early; only ten openings per session AGES

Entering 8th, 9th & 10th grade students

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Monday—Thursday

DATES

Session 1 | June 24—27

Session 2 | July 15—18

Session 3 | July 22—25

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7:30am—2:30pm

To become a volunteer or for more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Lori Ainsworth Call 541-552-2264, Cell/Text 541-499-8798, lori.ainsworth@ashland.or.us, www.ashland.or.us/volunteer

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Adopt-a-Park, Trail, Natural Area or Ballfield Today! Beautiful parks require a little dirty work! You can help 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.

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING ADOPT-A-PARK & TRAIL SPONSORS

• Bluebird Park—Recology Ashland Sanitary • Calle Guanajuato—Albertsons in Ashland • Clay Street Park—The Siskiyou School • The gardens surrounding the Dog Park—Louise Shawkat • Garden Way Park—The Soroptimists • Hunter Park—Ashland Tennis & Fitness • The Japanese Garden in Lithia Park—Richard Anderson, Alison Date & Bob Belhumeur • Oredson-Todd Woods—John Muir School, 7th & 8th Grade Class • Railroad Park—Wells Fargo Bank in Ashland • Scenic Park—The Friends of Scenic Park JOHN MUIR SCHOOL

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Park, Trail, Pool Hosts Needed Volunteer hosts are needed and all ages welcome! Greet visitors to Lithia Park, be our eyes as you hike Ashland’s trails or help swimmers as a Pool Host at Daniel Meyer Pool. Volunteer a little or a lot. This is a great opportunity for all ages to get outside, meet new people and have fun this summer.

Visit Us Online Stay informed by regularly visiting www.ashland.or.us/workparties to learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities! VIP… “It’s the Natural Thing to Do!”

Volunteer Park Host Meg Fraser

To become a volunteer or for more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Lori Ainsworth Call 541-552-2264, Cell/Text 541-499-8798, lori.ainsworth@ashland.or.us, www.ashland.or.us/volunteer

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Special Events Rogue Valley Bird Day—May 11, 8am to noon Rogue Valley Bird Day is the local celebration of International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), which celebrates one of the most important and spectacular events in the life of a migratory bird—its journey between wintering and breeding grounds. The theme this year is the “Life Cycle of Migratory Birds and the Importance of Conservation Efforts throughout the Cycle.” This event will focus on what birds are doing at various times of the year (nesting, migrating, overwintering) and the importance of conservation efforts along every step of their journey. Join us on Saturday, May 11, from 8:00 am to noon to celebrate! Enjoy Wildlife Images exhibits, guided bird walks, and a bird-calling contest for all ages. This outdoor event is admission-free and takes place at North Mountain Park, 620 N Mountain Avenue, Ashland. For more information visit www.RogueValleyBirdDay.net or call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541-488-6606. © Barry Kent MacKay for Environment for the Americas, International Migratory Bird Day

Cartwheel-A-Thon Dynamic Living Tumbling offers fun and exciting ways to stay fit by increasing flexibility, improving coordination and heightening concentration. This topsy-turvy contest will give our little tumblers a chance to impress with how many cartwheels they can do in a row. Parents are asked to come participate as counters. All money raised from sponsors will go to the Ashland Parks Foundation to help pay for restoration of the Butler-Perozzi Fountain and fund scholarships offered through the Ashland Parks & Recreation Department. All children will receive participation ribbons. The top three fundraisers and the top three cartwheelers will receive trophies! Snacks, water and hot chocolate provided; please bring your own mug. Pledge forms will be mailed out post-registration. There will be a $16 administration fee. Please contact Dynamic Living for advance registration or information by calling 541-499-4739. Online registration is not available for this program. — Learn more about Dynamic Living, LLC on pages 42 and 43 —Learn more about the fountain restoration project on page 11 AGES All ages welcome DAYS Saturday DATES August 17 TIME 9—11am

Thank you 2013 EVENT SPONSORS! ROGUE VALLEY BIRD DAY North Mountain Park Nature Center (a division of Ashland Parks & Recreation), Klamath Bird Observatory, Rogue Valley Audubon Society, JPR (Jefferson Public Radio), Northwest Nature Shop, Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop, Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center

Ashland Community Bike Swap Ashland Parks & Recreation, RVTD (Rogue Valley Transportation District), JPR (Jefferson Public Radio), and the City of Ashland Fire Department and Transportation Commission

Rogue Valley Earth Day EARTH DAY ADVOCATES: Ashland Conservation Commission, Ashland Food Cooperative, Ashland Parks & Recreation, BLM—Table Rock Environmental Education, Goodwill Industries of Southern Oregon, Harry & David, Jackson County Recycling Partnership, Recology Ashland Sanitary Service, ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum

PLANET PROPONENTS: Ashland Conservation Division, Avista, Russ & Candice Chapman, Dagoba Organic

Chocolate Company, Jefferson Public Radio, Rogue Co-ops, Rogue Creamery, The Freshwater Trust, Thrive, USFS—Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

SUSTAINABLE SUPPORTERS: ECS Regenesys, Lithia Nissan of Medford, Lithia Volkswagon of Medford, Phoenix Organics, RVTD

CELEBRATION SPONSORS: Ashland Electric Bikes; Electron Connection; Friends of the Cascade-Siskiyou National

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Monument; Grange Co-op; Medford Co-op; Oregon Caves National Monument; Rogue Advocates; Rogue Federal Credit Union; True South Solar, Inc; Willow-Witt Ranch


Other Parks & Recreation Opportunities Central Point Parks and Recreation events and classes — Summer 2013 For more information or to register for a class call 541-423-1012 or visit www.centralpointoregon.gov/parks.aspx.

UPCOMING CLASSES British Soccer Camp 2013 Enroll your kids in the most popular soccer camp in the country. Challenger Sports will teach your child the techniques and skills necessary to reach their true potential as a soccer player. First Kicks - A fun introduction to the very basic elements of the game. Mini Soccer - Fundamental practices, fun activities and small sided games. Half Day Camp - Emphasis is placed upon individual skill development and technique. First Session: June 17 – June 21. Second Session: July 29 – August 2. To register and/or host a coach call (866) 528-688 or visit www.challengersports.com

EVENTS Battle of the Bones

Weather Measurements—Up, Up And Away in a Beautiful Balloon

Dates: June 21, 22 & 23 Location: Twin Creeks Park in Central Point Battle of the Bones is a familyf r iendly event feat u r ing a barbecue competition, along with beer and wine tasting. The event has free parking, free entry, live music and a free kids’ zone. For full details event times, music line-up, kids activities and tasting ticket prices, please visit www.BattleoftheBones.com.

Did you know that Medford’s weather station is one of only two stations in Oregon and 84 across the country that launches a weather measurement balloon twice per day? In this 90-minute presentation and tour, your child will learn about ‘what makes weather tick,’ how we measure the weather, and how we use those measurements to predict tomorrow’s weather. The presentation will include demonstrations of weather instruments, a weather balloon, mini-tornado, lightning, hail, high winds, and will culminate with the launching of a weather balloon. Class will be held on Monday, July 8 from 2:30 to 4:00pm at National Weather Service Station at the Rogue Valley International – Medford Airport. Free but registration is required.

Hands-On Science Week Come join us for a week of hands-on science experiments and problem solving that will engage students in critical thinking and scientific inquiry. Get ready to have fun and to get messy! This class will be held from July 29 to August 2 from 9:30 to 11:30am. Cost is $30. Register with Central Point Parks and Recreation.

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

Youth Sports Program Registration Deadlines:

Adult Sports League Registration Deadlines:

Youth Indoor Soccer League May 9 or July 10, ages 4-8

Sand Volleyball League: June 7

Little Hoopsters Youth Basketball Instructional Program May 9 or July 10, ages 4-7

Indoor Soccer League: May 31

Coach Mac’s Basketball Camp June 21, ages 7-15 British Multi-Sport Camp Aug. 7, ages 5-10 Kid Kicks Soccer Camp June 20, ages 4-9 California Surf Volleyball Camp July 5, ages 12-17

Indoor Volleyball League: June 7 Outdoor Soccer League: June 21 Basketball League: June 21 Kickball League: May 10 Baseball League: May 17

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Pet Care & Training Don’t forget that we offer scholarships—Details page 6 Pre-registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated

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. All classes are held at The Grove. Private lessons also available by calling 541-601-7601.

Good Puppy Skills Puppies ages two to five months that 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 house training, chewing, barking and more! Please bring shot records to first class. Please register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES 18 & up DAYS Sundays DATES June 2—30 TIME 10—11am 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 dogs ages five 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 June 2—30 TIME 11:15am—12:15pm COST $95 (5 lessons)

Small Dog Social Club Bring your friendly small dog (under 20 lbs) to this 45-minute class for supervised play time! This class emphasizes socializing among both dogs and people so your dog can become well-rounded and confident. You will learn how to read ‘dog-body’ language and your pup will have a safe place to practice good dog social skills. This is the perfect place to expose your dog to other dogs and people in a controlled, but relaxed environment. Pre-requisite: Good Dog Skills or permission from instructor. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES 18 & up DAYS Sundays DATES June 2—30 TIME 12:30—1:15pm COST $25 (5 lessons)

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For more information and to register for the classes below, please visit www.DogGoneFun.biz or call the instructor at 541-601-7601.

Dogs about Town Dog training clinics in the real world! Learn how to have a polite pooch on walks in town or in the country or while you are dining with friends. Buy a 4-class pass for only $95 and mix/match classes. NEW students are invited to meet with the instructor before class starts to review, “How to train a dog.” Students will meet at various locations. Sign up for all clinics at www.DogGoneFun.biz or by calling 541-601-7601. AGES 18 & up DAYS Thursdays TIME 10—11:15am PLACE TBA COST $95 (4-class punch card)

Pooches in the Park DATES Session 1 | June 13 Session 2 | July 25

Downtown Dogs DATES Session 1 | June 20 Session 2 | August 1

Hiking with Your Dog DATES Session 1 | June 27 Session 2 | August 8

Dining with Your Dog DATES Session 1 | July 11 Session 2 | August 15

Bowser on the Boulevard DATES Session 1 | July 18 Session 2 | August 22

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Music & Dance Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register — visit www.ashlandparksandrec.org

Ukulele U Want to play music around the campfire but can’t fit the guitar in with all the camping stuff? Then the uke is for you! Fun to play and easy to learn, the ukulele is the good time, go anywhere stringed instrument. Students will learn all the basics: tuning, chords in multiple positions, reading tab to play the melody of a tune, and cool ukulele strumming and finger picking techniques for any music style. Bring along your soprano, concert or tenor ukulele (available at most music stores), music stand if you have one and get ready to rock! Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES 12 and up DAYS Mondays DATES Session 1 | May 13—June 10 (no class Memorial Day) Session 2 | August 5—26 TIME 7—8pm PLACE Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave COST $45 (4 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.

Ballroom, Latin & Swing Classes 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. Online registration not available for this program. To register, for more information or to inquire about private lessons, please call the instructor at 541-482-0134. AGES

15 & up

DAYS/DATES/TIMES Intermediate 1 Classes — Tuesdays, 7—8pm Session 1 | Foxtrot | May 21—June 4 Session 2 | Tango | June 11—25 Session 3 | Salsa | July 2—16 Session 4 | Night Club 2-Step | July 23—August 6 *3-week punch card Intermediate 2 Classes — Tuesdays, 8—9pm Session 1 | Dance TBA** | May 21—June 4 Session 2 | Dance TBA** | June 11—25 Session 3 | Dance TBA** | July 2—16 Session 4 | Dance TBA** | July 23—August 6 *3-week punch card PLACE The Grove, Gym COST *$20 for 3-week punch card, the price of a session. Second class the same night is 1/2 price. **Dance will be chosen by students in the previous session.

Summer Jam in the Park Bring your acoustic instrument, singing voice and a song or two to share with others on a summer evening in the park! Animal, plant and nature-themed songs encouraged. The Nature Center Pavilion has bench seating only, so you may also wish to bring a chair or cushion. Pre-registration not required. For more information, call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. Amplication not permitted per Ashland Parks Commission policy. AGES All ages welcome (including children, under supervision) DAYS Wednesdays DATE June 19 | July 17 TIME 7—9pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST Free

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! The instructor is Dorothy Bernhardt. 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 COST $1 donation to the Senior Center

Slow Jamming... 3 to 4 Chords Is All It Takes! Slow jamming is a fun and easy way to get started playing music with other musicians! Play-along sessions are open to those who play guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, fiddle, and other stringed instruments. Opportunities to sing may arise! 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 Thursdays DATES Session 1 | June 13—July 25 (no class July 4) Session 2 | August 1—September 12 (no class Sep 5) TIME 7—8:30pm PLACE Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave COST $90 (6 classes) INSTRUCTOR Brad Kauder is a Musician’s Institute graduate who has taught 5-string banjo, guitar and mandolin for over 25 years.

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The programs on the following LIFE SKILLS & ENRICHMENT page are offered through Dynamic Living, LLC, a new family-oriented business that was launched in Southern Oregon in 2013. They provide services such as indoor and outdoor formal recreation for individuals and families; parent education and support; and child, adolescent and family counseling. The staff at Dynamic Living believes the health of the family is only as strong as the mental, physical and emotional health of each member. Their mission is to support and strengthen the individuals and families of Southern Oregon. They will help you build your stronger tomorrow today. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register.

Crazy Relays Dynamic Living Have fun and stay fit in the process. Crazy relays will consist of obstacle courses and fun relays using hula hoops, jump ropes and a variety of other fun equipment. Come and join the craziness! Parent participation strongly encouraged. AGES 2—10 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 DAYS Saturdays Thursdays Mondays DATES June 1—22 July 11—August 1 August 12—26 TIMES 2—5 yrs | 10:30—11:30am 2—5 yrs | 3:30—4:30pm 2—5 yrs | 4:30—5:50pm 6—10 yrs | 12:30—1:30pm 6—10 yrs | 4:30—5:30pm 6—10 yrs | 6—7:20pm PLACE Meet at The Grove Meet at The Grove Meet at The Grove COST $32 (4 classes) $32 (4 classes) $32 (3 classes; note: longer class times) INSTRUCTOR Kimberly Eikenberry, MS

Mommy & Me Yoga Dynamic Living Kids will learn yoga through games and stories. They will also learn songs, meditation and cooperation. Parents are strongly encouraged to participate. Bring your mat and a water bottle. AGES 2 & up DAYS Tuesdays DATES Session 1 | June 4—25 Session 2 | July 9—30 Session 3 | August 13—September 3 TIME 3:30—4:30pm PLACE Pioneer Hall in Lithia Park COST $32 (4 classes) INSTRUCTOR Lorrena Madrone

Kids Yoga Dynamic Living Kids will learn yoga through games, stories and basic stories. They will also learn songs, meditation and cooperation. Parents are strongly encouraged to participate. Bring your mat and a water bottle. AGES 6—12 DAYS Tuesdays DATES Session 1 | June 4—25 Session 2 | July 9—30 Session 3 | August 13—September 3 TIME 4:30—5:30pm PLACE Pioneer Hall in Lithia Park COST $32 (4 classes) INSTRUCTOR Lorrena Madrone

Ballet Dancers I Dynamic Living This class is an introduction to the beautiful art of ballet. Students will learn basic ballet moves, vocabulary and dances through creative movement, barre, stretching and games. No previous dance experience is required. AGES 3—10 DAYS Tuesdays DATES Session 1 | June 4—25 Session 2 | July 9—30 Session 3 | August 6—27 TIMES 3—5 yrs | 3:30—4:30pm 6—10 yrs | 4:30—5:30pm PLACE The Grove, Gym COST $32 (4 classes) INSTRUCTOR Sarah Avery-Meyers

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Camping Adventure Skills Dynamic Living The local region has much to offer in terms of scenery and action. This four-week series provides you with the necessary skills so you can get out there and camp like a pro. Topics covered will include: camping safety, how to set up camp, local wildlife and basic first aid. This class will take place indoors and handouts will be provided. AGES 5 & up DAYS Tuesdays DATES Session 1 | June 4—25 Session 2 | July 16—August 6 TIME 10—11:30am PLACE The Grove, Otte Peterson Room COST $32 (4 classes) INSTRUCTOR Dynamic Living staff

Dynamic Family Wilderness Class Dynamic Living Hiking is a physically challenging and spiritually rewarding activity that the entire family can enjoy. Come learn about the basics of hiking, local plants, animals and safety precautions. This indoor class includes handouts. AGES 5 & up DAYS Tuesdays DATES Session 1 | July 9—30 Session 2 | August 6—27 TIME 12:30—2pm PLACE The Grove, Otte Peterson Room COST $32 (4 classes) INSTRUCTOR Dynamic Living staff


Life Skills & Enrichment

The programs below are offered through Dynamic Living, LLC, a new family-oriented business that was launched in Southern Oregon in 2013. They provide services such as indoor and outdoor formal recreation for individuals and families; parent education and support; and child, adolescent and family counseling. The staff at Dynamic Living believes the health of the family is only as strong as the mental, physical and emotional health of each member. Their mission is to support and strengthen the individuals and families of Southern Oregon. They will help you build your stronger tomorrow today. Online registration is not available for the following programs. Please register by calling 541-499-4739.

Geocaching in Lithia Park Dynamic Living Learn how to use a GPS unit to engage in the sport of geocaching! Geocaches are hidden worldwide, and now Lithia Park has some of its own. Sign up for this class to discover where they are and learn the basics from a pro! Limited GPS units are provided. Be prepared for the outdoors! Sun protection, closed-toe footwear and drinking water are recommended. Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Advance registration with Dynamic Living required by calling 541-499-4739; registration permitted the day of in the form of cash or check. Online registration is not available for this program. AGES All ages welcome (children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult) DAYS Sundays DATES Session 1 | July 21 Session 2 | July 28 Session 3 | August 4 Session 4 | August 11 Session 5 | August 18 TIME 9am—noon PLACE Meet at Pioneer Hall in Lithia Park COST $12 INSTRUCTOR David Alexander

Cartwheel-A-Thon Dynamic Living

Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register — visit www.ashlandparksandrec.org

Computer Instruction for Adults 60 & Better Do you need a little extra help with your computer skills? Individualized instruction from Bob Cox 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 541-488-5342 to make an appointment. See page 7 to learn more about the Ashland Senior Center. AGES 60 & up DAYS Mondays & Wednesdays DATES Ongoing TIME 11—12:30pm by appointment PLACE Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave COST Free (a donation to the Senior Center is appreciated)

iMac, iPod, iPad for Adults 60 & Better Do you know how to use all the features of your iPad? Do you have questions about apps, emails, and more? Individualized instruction from Clarence Glidewell is available to help you better understand your Apple device! Clarence has been working with computers for over 20 years and for the last few he has worked with Mac products. Please call 541-4885342 to make an appointment. See page 7 to learn more about the Ashland Senior Center. AGES 60 & up DAYS Tuesdays & Thursdays DATES Ongoing TIME 12:30—1:30pm by appointment PLACE Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave COST Free (a donation to the Senior Center is appreciated)

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Don’t forget that we offer scholarships—Details page 6 Pre-registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated

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 COST Free (a donation to the Senior Center is appreciated)

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. For more information visit www.bikeleague.org/programs/education/courses.php#101. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. AGES DAY DATES TIME PLACE COST INSTRUCTORS

18 & up Saturday Session 1 | May 18 Session 2 | June 29 Session 3 | August 17 9:30am—4:30pm The Grove $75 (1 lesson, includes manual) Instructors John Colwell, Bill Heimann and Mike Faught are League of American Bicyclist Certified.

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Life Skills & Enrichment Geocaching 101 Geocaching is an outdoor, high-tech treasure hunt using GPS receivers to find secret, hidden containers (or “caches”). Geocaches can be found on mountaintops, city streets, underwater and even in your neighborhood park. With 1,630,000 caches hidden all over the world, you probably walk by one every day and don’t even know it! This summer we are offering Geocaching 101 followed by a geocaching hike right in the North Mountain Park neighborhood! This class will focus on the basics of geocaching: How to use a GPS unit and how to find your first geocache. We will then venture outside to discover a wide variety of geocaches. Please bring your own GPS receiver to the class or bring your smart phone with the geocaching.com mobile app. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606.

AGES All ages welcome (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) DAY Sunday DATE May 19 TIME 1—3pm PLACE North Mountain Park Nature Center COST $15 INSTRUCTOR Meg Fraser has worked for over a decade in outdoor recreation as a wilderness instructor and program coordinator.

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Introduction to Fly Fishing An introductory primer covering the basics of fly casting, technique and tackle. This crash course prepares beginners for success on the water. Equipment provided—class size is limited for optimal hands-on instruction. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606.

AGES DAYS DATES TIME PLACE COST INSTRUCTOR

12 & up Thursdays June 6, July 11 or August 1 5:30—7pm Garden Way Park (corner of Clark Street and Garden Way) $35 per class Rachel Andras’ teaching methodology draws from a bachelor’s degree in education, a Mel Krieger centered approach to instruction, and worldwide experience in presentation. Her passion for teaching extends from the young to the young at heart. She travels the world with a fly rod for a living and is a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting instructor.

Register Early! Help us avoid the cancellation of programs!

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Useful Information Parks & Recreation

Ashland Community Garden......................541-488-6606 Ashland Parks Foundation........................541-488-5340 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 Police Department...................541-482-5211 Ashland Fire & Rescue...............................541-488-2770 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 Jackson Wellsprings...............................541-482-3776 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.

4. Choose An Activity For Enrollment

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 R equest 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 email address is required to complete the registration process. You will receive an account confirmation email with your login name.

6. Choose Enrollees—On this page, choose the family member(s) who will be registering for each activity, 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.

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 Class Number. b. Click on the activity name to see more details about it.

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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 we have each family member enrolled in the class.

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 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 6 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__________

Date of Birth_____________________ M F (mm–dd–yyyy)

Participant’s Name__________________________________________________________________ _

Parent’s/Guardian’s Name (if under 18)_________________________________________________________________________________ Residential Address__________________________________________________________________________________________________ City____________________________________________________ State_______________________ Zip_____________________________ Phone Numbers:

Home ________________________________Work_______________________ Cell_____________________________

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

Activity/Session/Dates Amount _____________________________________________________________________________________________ $_____________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ $_____________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ $_____________________ Make checks payable to Cash_______________ “Ashland Parks & Recreation Department” Check#_____________ Total $_____________________ Credit Card Number __________________________________________________________________ (circle one)

VISA

M/C

AMEX

Name on Card (print)_________________________________Exp Date_______________ 3-Digit Security Code (on back of card) ______ 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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