September 2020
a newsletter about current events & updates
It's going to be 104 degrees today in Grants Pass, it's September, it's Labor Day, and it's weird. Our lives have been turned upside down and yet we are resilient and keepin' on keepin' on. Somehow, we will all get through this and we will have learned lots of things - about ourselves and the world.

I heard this the other day and decided to share it with all of you.

"There is no thing such as immaculate perception." ~ Jerry Lang

Be well and safe!
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The Red Backpack Fund is handled by Global Giving. There is one more round of offerings for grants of $5,000 each. Two hundred organizations will be the recipients. This is for businesses or non profits with 51% women leadership or ownership. Click below for more information. The portal for this grant will open September 8 and applications are due September 15. is an organization focusing on people who are starting something new at an older age. (Sort of like me - I went from running a factory to working at the museum.) They frequently feature ways for retired people to serve others in a mutually beneficial way.
They have listed ten organizations connecting generations during this pandemic. Check it out.
workshops and classes
There are some great classes lined up for September.
They will all be in Reinhart Park.
The classes are from 9am - 11am.
Space is limited so sign up now.
September 9: Textures and Leaves
September 16: Silhouettes and Form
September 23: Water Reflections
September 30: Hold Still Ducks!
(How to draw wildlife that won't stay still)
NAO learning opportunities are amazing and most of them are free!
events, fundraisers, and fun things to do
performing arts happenings
visual art happenings
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As of September 10, the museum will be open Thurs - Sat from 11am - 3pm.
The current exhibition highlights art from the permanent collection.

"Containments" by Kay Buckner. American 1935-2012.
Late Northwest artist Kay Buckner created figurative paintings and drawings with rich psychological imagery.
In the 1990s she began to create textile art.
Buckner lived in Eugene, Oregon for many decades
and taught at the University of Oregon.
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!
This short video is about neighbors and friendship and feeling good.
Treat racism like COVID-19
Assume you have it
Don't spread it
Listen to people who know more about it than you do
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