pub singingA community that sings together, stays together. This Wednesday (April 1) from 7 to 8:30pm we will hold The Hearth Pub Sing at Louie’s Restaurant and Bar on the Ashland plaza. Veteran recording artist Pat O’Scannell and world famous fiddler Kevin Carr will lead the chorus in a variety of Irish pub songs. This is an all-ages, free event. LOUIE’S WILL DONATE ALL PROFITS FROM THE EVENING TO THE ASHLAND FOOD BANK. So come early, get yourself some chips and a pint and prepare for a harmonious evening of too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral….Ashland style.

 

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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.

kevin carrThe Hearth’s favorite bagpipe player Kevin Carr will tell stories, play some fiddle and pipes at a house party to raise funds for the Geos Institute TONIGHT (Saturday, December 21). Holiday finger foods will be available. To reserve a space call Kevin here.

Please call 541 301 5306 or write kevincarr@aol.com for reservations and directions. We will have a holiday potluck of finger food before and at the break.  – See more at: http://www.kevincarr.org/calendar#sthash.NscHzi7O.dpuf

Please call 541 301 5306 or write kevincarr@aol.com for reservations and directions. We will have a holiday potluck of finger food before and at the break.  – See more at: http://www.kevincarr.org/calendar#sthash.NscHzi7O.dpuf

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Geos Institute

“Searching for True Gold” 7:00 pm

call for directions Ashland ORegon 97520 usa 5413015306
Price: $15 donation

Please call 541 301 5306 or write kevincarr@aol.com for reservations and directions. We will have a holiday potluck of finger food before and at the break.

– See more at: http://www.kevincarr.org/calendar#sthash.NscHzi7O.dpuf

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Geos Institute

“Searching for True Gold” 7:00 pm

call for directions Ashland ORegon 97520 usa 5413015306
Price: $15 donation

Please call 541 301 5306 or write kevincarr@aol.com for reservations and directions. We will have a holiday potluck of finger food before and at the break.

– See more at: http://www.kevincarr.org/calendar#sthash.NscHzi7O.dpuf

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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.