January 7, 2018
a newsletter about current events & updates

Happy New Year. Hope all of you had a lovely first few days of 2018. Let's make this a banner year!


p.s. In many cases the images below can be clicked to link to a website. I try and do that whenever there are tickets to purchase or other reasons to link.
If you want something added to this newsletter - please click here! The best thing to send me is a PDF or JPG of a poster describing your announcement. Do not send me press releases. They don't work well in this format and I don't have the time to reformat them. Thanks!
book nook
We have some wonderful authors in our valley. Here are some new books that are "hot off the press"
Anne Brooke is a wonderful water color artist and the owner of Art Presence Gallery in Jacksonville.
The images are charming and you can learn a bit about each building!
Marie Neder has created a journal for daily musings and recording thoughts and health and more. She is also a great photographer and lives in Grants Pass.
Nancy Clark began her career as a Rocket Scientist for NASA. Better known now as an abstract artist she has created a workbook for having a happier life.
Leslie Compton found a box of vintage postcards did three years of research to find out more. This book is a fascinating look at Teddy Roosevelt's White Fleet.
workshops and classes
Classes at the Grants Pass Museum of Art
for adults and older children (12+)
Lots and lots of them to choose from
Sign up on line at  www.gpmuseum.com
or call 541-479-3290
events and things to do
Tickets are on sale now for Grants Pass Museum of Art's 31st annual BWB Fundraiser.
It has moved to the Fairgrounds.
Music will be provided by Karen Lovely and Ben Rice.
Catered buffet dinner by Tim Mock (Random Food).
Fabulous live and silent auctions.
Doors open at 5pm...dinner at 6pm...auction at 7pm...music at 9pm
Contact the museum at 541-479-3290 or click the pix to purchase tickets on the website
$75 per person A table for 8 for the price of 7 ($525!)
visual art happenings
GRANTS PASS__________________________________________________
The museum is currently closed and will reopen on January 17 with the auction item preview of Black, White & The Blues
Untitled 2.0 Gallery
119 S.E. 6th Street
Coastal Trail Art by Kristen O'Neill
performing arts happenings
Barnstormers Theater in Grants Pass__________________________________________
Signpost Theater in Grants Pass_____________________________________________
Camelot Theater in Talent___________________________________________________________
Randall Theater in Jacksonville______________________________________________________
the monthlies
Grants Pass from 5 pm - 9 pm
Historic downtown and nearby.
Grants Pass Fruitdale Grange - First Sundays
1 pm - 3 pm. Bring a snack to share.
First Monday of each month. Different locations.
Check Facebook to locate.
Figure Drawing at the Grants Pass Museum of Art
Second Wednesday from 7 pm - 9 pm
$5 per person. Bring your own supplies.
Poetry Sharing
Second Friday Poetry Night
Grants Pass Museum of Art.
Free to the public (donations welcome)
Read poetry and/or listen to others 
January's optional theme is "Friday"
7 pm - 9pm (bring refreshments to share!)
For more information, Please call   541-479-3290
Authors Innovative Marketing 
We are published authors who share information to better market our books.
AIM   meets on the first Tuesday of each month, from    2:30 to 4:00 p.m.,
in the Creation Room,    at Brookdale Independent Living, 
1357 Redwood Circle, third floor, with parking in rear of building.
The Josephine County Artists' Association meets on the 1st Thursday of every month at the Fruitdale Grange.
The meetings are from 6:30 - 8:30 and are free. The public is invited. Exception - January and February the meetings are from 1pm - 3pm in the afternoon due to potential inclement weather.
Southern Oregon Society of Artists, Inc.
4th Monday of each month Jan-October (Except May when they will meet on the 3rd Monday)
Where: Medford Library
Demonstrations and Critiques of Artwork
Link to the website: sosa-inc.org
the weeklies
Chess sponsored by The Josephine Community Libraries
Weekly Life Drawing at the museum.
Most Mondays from 1-3pm. 
$5 per person.
Call 541-479-3290
community calendar links
Grants Pass and Josephine County information
The Nonprofit Association of Oregon has an event calendar on their website.
Go there and register your events if you so choose! 
Brand new and easy to use
Information about the
Illinois Valley
Information about the Applegate and surrounding areas
Grants Pass
Travel Information
Good for "Staycations" too!
bottom of the page treat
This isn't new - but I thought since it's the beginning of the new year - it might be a good thing to think about. Because time never stops and each of us only has what we have. What we do with what we have could make all the difference.
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