SeedSwap Are you planning your garden? Before you order a long list of seeds from catalogs, you might want to try acquiring seeds locally at North Mountain Park’s seed swap. It’s fun and simple—just bring seeds you have saved from your garden and some bags or envelopes for taking seeds with you. The Nature Center will also be selling low-cost seed, harvested at the park by volunteers. For more information call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. WHO: Novices and experienced gardeners who want to trade seeds and share knowledge. WHAT: Share a variety of seeds and your experiences growing plants in Southern Oregon. AGES All ages DAY Thursday DATE Feb 1 TIME 6-7pm PLACE NMP Nature Center COST FREE | Pre-Registration not required EVENTS AshlandWorldMusicFestival APRC is partnering with Rogue World Music to present the 3rd Annual Ashland World Music Festival. This FREE, outdoor festival will be held on Saturday, May 19 at the Butler Bandshell in Lithia Park. Stay tuned as we schedule this year’s line-up! Plan to gather your family and friends, pack a picnic and stay for the entire afternoon! (Alcohol is not allowed in parks.) Are you interested in sponsoring the Ashland World Music Festival? Partnering with APRC will give your organization the opportunity to connect with more people in the Southern Oregon community! Learnmoreaboutsponsorshipopportunitesandtheeventby This event made possible with the generous support of sponsors, such as the Valley 106.3, The Rogue Valley Messenger, Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace, Full Circle Realty and Jefferson Public Radio (JPR). DATE May 19 See additional details on p. 37 Register Today! Other Programs Of Interest Art Experiences | Age: 18 & up | P. 19 Beginning Acrylic Painting | Age: 18 & up | P. 19 Beginning Drawing | Age: 18 & up | P. 20 Beginning Watercolor | Age: 18 & up | P. 20 Intermediate Acrylic Painting | Age: 18 & up | P. 19 Intermediate Drawing | Age: 18 & up | P. 20 Intermediate Watercolor | Age: 18 & up | P. 20 Watercolor At North Mountain Park | Age: 18 & up | P. 19 AshlandCommunityBikeSwap The28thAnnualBikeSwappromotesbicycletransportation &recreationandbenefitsbikesafetyeducationbyproviding acommunityvenueforbuyingandsellingworking-condition bicyclesandrelatedequipment.Thiseventismadepossible by Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC); Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD); City of Ashland Fire Department, Police Department and Transportation Commission; Rogue Valley Messenger and Jefferson Public Radio (JPR). DATE Apr 14 See additional details on p. 36 RogueValleyBirdDay RogueValleyBirdDayisthelocalcelebrationofInternational Migratory Bird Day, which focuses on a bird’s spectacular and harrowing journey between wintering and breeding grounds.Enjoyguidedbirdwalks,callingcontestsandprizes and a live bird exhibit with Wildlife Images. This free family event will take place in beautiful North Mountain Park, rain or shine. For more information visit or calltheNorthMountainParkNatureCenterat541-488-6606. DATE May 12 See additional details on p. 37 AshlandRotaryCentennialIceRink Wehopeyoucanexperienceoneofthemostmagicalplaces in Ashland… that little outdoor rink in beautiful Lithia Park, where the air is fresh, the white lights are twinkling and the music blends with the sounds of nature and blades on the ice … “Let’s skate!” See additional details on pp. 10-13 | | 41 commis s i o n E s t 1 9 0 8 family programs Pre-registration at required for all programs unless otherwise indicated