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CHAPlandia 2013 Benefit for the Children’s Healing Art Project

Children's Healing Arts Project logo

The Children’s Healing Art Project is based in Portland but also operates healing art projects for children with life-threatening and terminal conditions in southern Oregon. If you can’t make this amazing benefit, please consider a donation to this important charity this giving season! Click their logo above to learn about more ways you can contribute to their work.

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Empty Bowls Announces Sixth Annual Event in Grants Pass

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The sixth Empty Bowls event in Grants Pass, Oregon will again be held at Parkway Christian Center located at 229 NE Beacon Drive in Grants Pass on Monday, October 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Guests choose a handcrafted bowl and are then served a simple meal of soup and bread in a handmade bowl they select and keep as a reminder of hunger in our community. Please read the post for more information about the event.

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The Beauty of Homeless Youth – Kickstarter Campaign by Artist Yelena Joy

Yelena Joy, Maslow project, Kickstarter campaign, Ashland Art Center

Yelena Joy, an artist from Ashland Art Center, is offering a unique opportunity for homeless youth. Medford has the second highest number of homeless youths in Oregon. The Heart-Art Experience is an art therapy-like process, through which the participant has the opportunity to see himself as fully capable, whole and “un-broken”, and to experience…

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Parks UnCorked

 Parks Uncorked will return for the fourth year at the Santo Community Center in West Medford. 95% of the ticket sales, auctions and donations are used to provide scholarships for area youth to participate in Parks & Recreation programmin…

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Harry & David Country Village Hosts Children’s Advocacy Center Benefit

Join Harry & David Country Village to celebrate and bring awareness to the wonderful workings of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County. Friday, April 1st   4-6 p.m.Saturday, April 2nd   11-5 p.m.The weekend will b…

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Harry & David Country Village Hosts Children’s Advocacy Center Benefit

Join Harry & David Country Village to celebrate and bring awareness to the wonderful workings of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County. Friday, April 1st   4-6 p.m.Saturday, April 2nd   11-5 p.m.The weekend will b…

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Help Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert raise money for DonorsChoose.org and Stephen Colbert will sing Rebecca Black’s “Friday” with The Roots!

Last week, Stephen announced that Jimmy had matched Stephen’s gift of $26,000 from the proceeds of a Colbert portrait sold at auction. Unfortunately, Stephen did not tell this to Jimmy.

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Stephen Colbert Announces $26,000 Donation by Jimmy Fallon to Art Projects on DonorsChoose.org, Matching Proceeds From Sale of Colbert Portrait

DonorsChoose.org, an online charity connecting donors to classrooms in need, announced today that more than 100 school art projects are receiving $52,000 in funding from the sale of a Stephen Colbert portrait and a matching donation from Jimmy Fallon.

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Winterspring New Vintage Wine Tour

The skies are gray, the trees are bare and snow is still on the hills, but in the cellars of our local wineries the new wines are full of life. Winterspring invites you to join them in a special opportunity to venture into those cellars, to taste the y…

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Healthy Living Fair Fundraiser at Joyfull Yoga...follow up report

"Authentic Joy," pressed flower mandala print by Janet London, London Hummingbird Arts

Donation of Authentic Joy benefits Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County

Janet London’s donation of her print, “Authentic Joy,” was a wonderful addition to the program presented by Joyfull Yoga. Janet was unable to attend, so I represented her there. After enjoying very informative talks about healthy living by Dr. Robin Miller and Louise LaVergne, yummy hors d’oeuvres made from donations by Gary West Meats and Ray’s Market, wine tasting from Cowhorn Vineyards, the only biodynamic vineyard in Southern Oregon, a fashion show of organic clothing from Pico’s of Jacksonville, and a short break in the program, I stood up to introduce Janet’s work.

I was deeply moved – yes, to barely hidden tears – by the executive director’s opening speech introducing the Center and its mission, and as I prepared to speak to the audience about Janet’s contribution, I realized how many connections, some going back several years,

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