August 2020
a newsletter about current events & updates
Gosh - it's August 1. Today I realized that May, June, and July sort of slipped by unnoticed. We couldn't have egg hunts for Easter or gather together on Mothers' Day OR Fathers' Day. We didn't have Frog-O-Faire, Art in the Garden, Porchfest, or Balloon Fest. We couldn't have Boatnik. We didn't celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks and picnics. I think we need a do-over. Hopefully, 2021 will be more "up close and personal" for the spring and summer.
But the show must go on and in our community, organizations have pivoted** and are offering some interesting alternatives to what used to be our reality. In fact, I was really pleased to see how many things I could include in this newsletter.

Be well and safe!

**Pivoted is the new buzz word. I promise not to use it again, but I had to do it at least once!
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important information
workshops and classes
events and things to do
An economic project in the City of Grants Pass.
performing arts happenings
musical happenings
The Britt Festival Orchestra goes online this July and August as we revisit some of our favorite performances from past summers with Music Director Teddy Abrams. BFOnline will feature five recordings, preceded by a discussion about the recorded work with Teddy, members of the BFO, and select guest artists and composers. Each recording will be accompanied by a visual element: either a score-follow video where you can read the score as the music plays, or a photo slideshow of the performance.

BFOnline premieres every Friday in July and August at 3:00 PM on our Facebook channel, starting on July 24. The series opens with Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular 1812 Overture from our 2016 season. You can catch the 2017 recording of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde on July 31, featuring Richard Cox and Tamara Mumford as soloists. On August 7, we’ll share Mason Bates’s Passage, a work for voice and orchestra featuring Sasha Cooke. The August 14 episode will feature Christopher Cerrone’s Meander Spiral Explode, a concerto for Third Coast Percussion and orchestra performed in 2019 at Britt. BFOnline closes as we revisit the Crater Lake Project from 2016 in Michael Gordon’s Natural History on August 21.
visual art happenings
GRANTS PASS__________________________________________________
The museum is currently closed.
We are very sad to have to do this.
Stay tuned for some "virtual" things.
the monthlies
Poetry Sharing
Grants Pass Museum of Art.
Free to the public (donations welcome)
2nd Friday Poetry Night in the Park

Optional topic - "Social Distancing"
Time: August 14, 2020
7:00 PM Pacific Time
Check the museum website for the location and more details about the event.
For more information,
Please 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!
I am a Cirque Du Soleil junky and am thrilled to be able to watch this one hour presentation of TOREK!
I'm also a huge fan of Harry Belafonte and Danny Kaye. They are both gone now, but this is a really good memory. It is from the Danny Kaye show in 1065. This will bring a smile to your face! It's a little fuzzy but worth watching.
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