Preschool Puppet Theatre Gather around and see what Brenda Bear and friends are up to this fall. A brief lesson will be followed by the puppet show, play time, a related craft activity and a snack. Enjoy a new show each month. Reservations are guaranteed only until 10:30am. Please arrive early, as space and parking are limited (no late seating). Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the program. Please pre-register online at ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541.488.6606. AGES 3-5 years old DAY 2nd Friday of each month (except Oct) DATE Sep 8 | Nov 10 | Dec 8 TIME 10:30-11:45am PLACE NMP Nature Center COST $6 INSTRUCTOR Anna Edmondson, a New York City- trained actor/dancer/singer, has been a performing artist since age six! Late Summer Saturday Morning Bird Walk Stroll through North Mountain Park with local birding expertsfromtheRogueValley.Thiswillbeanopportunityto see and hear a variety of birds that are year-round residents in the Rogue Valley and some that are migrating through the area. Binoculars and field guides will be available for check out. All level of birders welcome. Please pre-register online at ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES All ages welcome DAY Saturday DATE Sep 9 TIME 8-9am PLACE NMP Nature Center COST Free INSTRUCTOR Local birding experts from the Rogue Valley Free Lithia Park Nature Walks Enjoy Beautiful Lithia Park’s Natural History. Three days a week—Sundays,WednesdaysandFridays(additionalSaturday walks in July and August)—rain or shine, trained volunteer naturalists from APRC lead an easy, interesting, 1.5-hour naturewalkthroughLithiaPark.Topicsinclude:trees,flowers, birds, climate, water, geology and the history of the park. Nature walks are free. Please meet us at the park entrance, acrossfromthePlazainAshland.Pre-registrationisnotrequired. AGES All Ages DAYS Sun, Wed & Fri throughout September TIME 10 AM PLACE Meet at Lithia Park Entrance COST FREE Seeing (and Recognizing) Our Valley’s Architectural History What style is that old building and why is it important? Over five evening meetings, we will review the basics of American architectural history. Then we’ll focus on the various “styles” that have been popular over the years (Classic-Revival, Queen Anne, Craftsman, and Streamlined/Moderne to name but a few). This will be followed by the “built history” in Southern Oregon. At least two day-time/weekend architectural field trips will be planned in and around Ashland. (Field-trip dates/times to be decided by vote and instructor’s schedule.) Please register online at ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 18 & up DAY Wednesday evenings DATE Sep 13, 20, 27 & Oct 11, 18 TIME 6:30-8:30pm PLACE NMP Nature Center COST $40 INSTRUCTOR Jeff LaLande is an NMP instructor with a PhD in history and many years of field experience. In the fall of 2015, longtime APRC volunteer Tom Foster (center), welcomed Ruth Herman of Washington D.C. (center) as the 20,000th participant in the Lithia Park nature walks! nature, science & culture commis s i o n E s t 1 9 0 8 APRC Fall 2017 PlayGuide | 541.488.5340 | The Grove at 1195 E Main St, Ashland 38 Pre-registration at ashland.or.us/register required for all programs unless otherwise indicated