Come out and practice community with us on April 20th from 7 to 9pm at Temple Emek Shalom in Ashland. Together we will listen to six local folks share a true story of survival. Tellers include Ellie Holty, Helen Jucevic, Alan Journet, Chris Hardy, Molly McKissick, and Ginny Auer. Hosted by Cat Gould. Music by Duane Whitcomb, Carly Joss, Isaiah Brown, and Wendi Stanek. $5 suggested donation. All proceeds at the door will benefit The Geos Institute a local non-profit committed to climate change solutions.

Our Spring Hearth will explore the theme “Survival” with proceeds benefiting The Geos Institute a local non-profit committed to climate change solutions. Come out and practice community with us on April 20th from 7 to 9pm at Temple Emek Shalom in Ashland. Together we will listen to six local folks share a true story of survival (in ten minutes or less). Tellers include Ellie Holt, Helen Jucevic, Alan Journet, Chris Hardy, Molly McKissick, and Ginny Auer. Hosted by Cat Gould. Music by Duane Whitcomb, Wendi Stanek, and friends. $5 suggested donation. Friends we need volunteers to help set up chairs and run concessions. Please email mark@thehearthcommunity.com if you can help!

 

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Oregon Shakespearean actor Eduardo Placer, horse trainer Tedi Tate, Providence Hospital chaplain Fred Grewe, and world renown fiddler Kevin Carr have all joined Mary Landberg and Renee Miereanu, as storytellers for “Temporary Insanity” this Thursday, June 19th from 7 to 9pm. Duane Whitcomb has pulled together an incredible group of musicians including blues duo Joseph Seamons and Benjamin Hunter from Seattle (fiddle and banjo) and sweetheart singer-songwriter Madeline Schmidt from Medford (who stole the show last summer) as well as others. The Hearth is still only $5 and all proceeds will be given to the crisis helpline at Community Works in Medford.

A big THANKS to the Ashland Coop for sponsoring our summer Hearth event.

Make sure you gather your friends and walk, bike, or carpool (lets reduce our carbon footprint and leave the parking to those who truly need it) this Thursday night for another beautiful gathering.

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Your grandfather’s watch. The arrowhead you found in 2nd grade. The necklace your boyfriend gave you. Your dad’s fiddle. The pressed flowers from your wedding. It’s time for Show and Tell: True Tales of Treasured Objects, an evening of local folks sharing true stories of the objects that have great meaning (and great stories) attached to them. Our spring storytelling event takes place Thursday, April 18 from 7 to 9pm at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall at 87 Fourth street in Ashland. Storytellers include Kevin Carr, Mark Gibson, Marla Estes, Jani Cochran, Joseph Linashke, and My-Linh Phan. Music by Jeff Kloetzel, Duane Whitcomb, and the Carr Family. All proceeds from the evening go to the Family Nurturing Center a powerful and beautiful organization in Medford that helps abused and neglected children.

All audience member are invited to bring a treasured object. We will have a table set up for audience members to display one of their treasured objects. Bring a 3 x 5 card and write out the description, story, history, and/or meaning of your object. We will have a table where you can display your object for viewing by other audience members during intermission and after the show.  Make sure you place your name on the object as well.