Events in Grants Pass, OR for MAY!!!!

May Flowers

May 3rd @ 3-5:30pm

COOKING SCHOOL SERIES – Class 3 Meat

Learn the basics of cooking in this 7 part series.  Learn cooking methods for different types of meat, with suggestions for choosing inexpensive cuts.  All cooking classes are hands on, include recipe packets as well as samples of each dish.  Groceries are donated by Grocery Outlet.

Location: OHMS Cummunity Health Education Center- 128 SW I Street, Grants Pass, OR

Contact: (541) 471- 4208 for more info or go to website

www.ohmslive.com

May 4th @ 6-9pm

FIRST FRIDAY ART NIGHT-

Occurring on the first Friday night of the month, Grants Pass comes alive with music and art.  there are various shops, galleries and restaurants open late displaying local art and musical talent.

Location: Downtown Grants Pass, OR

Contact: (541) 787-7357 for more info

May 4-5th starting @ 8am

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT-

Cost: $5.00

Location: Jackson County

Contact: Rogue Disposal (541) 779-4161 for more info

May 4th @ 6-9pm

ART IN MOTION-

The City of Grants Pass Commitee of Public Art (CoPA) invites artists 18 years and older to submit original artwork in any 2-D or 3-D media with the exception of video/film, installation or performance art.

This public art project is essentially a gallery on wheels; art work is displayed as a sign on the side or back of three Josephine Community Transit buses.  The art is there to engage people, expand public art visibility, create opportunities for the community to experience art in everyday life and enhance the overall artistic climate of the City of Grants Pass.

The Spring/Summer exhibition runs from March 26 – July 27, 2012

Location: Grants Pass City Manager’s Office- 101 NW A Street, Grants Pass, OR

May 4- 13th

BARNSTORMERS THEATRE-An Enemy of the People

Dr. Stockman, medical director for a health spa, discovers dangerous bacteria polluting its water. He decides the public needs to know in order to save lives. To his suruprise, everyone, including his own brother, turns against him for threatening the town’s livelihood. This powerful drama deals with the price of honesty and the need for individual decisions, responsibility and moral courage.

Cost: $14.00

Location: Barnstormer Theatre – 112 NE Evelyn Ave.  Grants Pass, OR

Contact: for show times call (541) 479-3557

www.barnstormersgp.org

May 5-6th @8am

WILDLIFE IMAGES PRESENTS: Spring into Wildlife Fundraiser-

At CHETS Garden Center and Nursery – 25% of all proceeds go directly to Wildlife Images Rehabilitation & Education Center.  Wildlife is blooming this time of year at Chet’s nursery.  Spring is upon us.  It’s time to get planting!  Come in for in store specials including  10% off of everything in stock.  Choose from a HUGE selection of plants, fertilizer, gardening supplies, tools and garden art.

Location: Chet’s Garnden Center – 229 SW H Street, Grants Pass, OR

May 12th, 19th & 26th @9am-2pm

OUTDOOR GROWER’S MARKET-

Every Saturday this month – come enjoy a favorite with residents and tourists, the Grower’s Market is second only to the Rogue River as an area attraction.  It showcases the finest fresh fruits and vegetables grwoing in the Southern OR region, as well as secondary wood products, gourmet specialty foods, artists and crafters.  Members attend from Medford, Butte falls, Winston, Canyonville, Gold Hill, Roseburg and Illinois Valley.

Location: Growers Market – F Street, Grants Pass, OR

Contact: (541) 476-5375

May 12th, 19th, 26th @ 9am-2pm

Saturday ARTISAN & CRAFTER MARKET-

Now in its 4th year, the Saturday Artisans’ and Crafters’ Market is proving a phenomenal success, not only in terms of connecting local artists and craftsmen with admirers of their works and wares, but also in attracting the more creative members of our community and connecting them with one another, inspiring and challenging them to new artistic heights.  It is through this interchange of energy and ideas that an art community is born and a regional arts movement is propelled to the global cultural forefront.

Location: 5th Street b/w E and F Streets, Grants Pass, OR

Contact: Tamra or Frank Serroni (541) 476-2371

www.grantspassartisanmarket.com

May 5 @ 10am

COOKING WITH KIDS- Cinco de Mayo

Have fu while preparing recipes inspired by tradional Mexican ingredients.  Children must be 5 years old and accompanies by an adult for this hands-on class.

Location: OHMS-Community Health Educational Center – 128 SW I Street,Grants Pass, OR

Contact: (541) 471-4208

www.ohmslive.com

May 5 @ 11am

27th ANNUAL MERLIN MAGICAL PARADE-

Location:  Downtown Merlin

Contact: Jen Slusser (541) 476-8047

May 6 @3pm

SISKIYOU SINGERS PRESENTS – A Night at the Opera

Join us for magnificent and powerful choruses from the great opera composers Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Wagner and others, that will transport your to the age of great passion.

Cost: $15,00

Location: GPHS Performing Arts Center

Contact: (541) 482-5290

www.siskiyousingers.org

May 11 @11:30 am

GOLF FOR ART-

The 8th Annual golf tournament to benefit the Grants Pass Museum of Art.  Registration at 11:30 am.  Shotgun start @ 1pm.  4 person best-ball scramble, men’s & women’s tees, four hole-in-one contests anyone can win, putting contest, longest drive-men & women, kp & more.  Price includes driving range, course fees, cart, prizes & food.

Cost: $70.00

Location: Grants Pass Golf Club-230 Espey Rd, Grants Pass, OR

Contact: (541) 479-3290

May 11 – 13th

THE 31st ANNUAL SPRING HOME IMPROVEMENT SHOW -

Presented by the Homebuilders Association of Josephine County.  Show times are as follows:  Friday 2pm-7pm, Sat. 9am-6pm, & Sun. 10am-4pm.

All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.  Relay for Life.  Find out about landscaping, carpeting, counter-tops, closet packages, and much more.  Gather information and get your questions answered regarding your building or remodeling project.

Cost: $2.00

Location: Josephine County Fairgrounds – 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass, OR

Contact: HBA office (541) 479-1311

www.homebuildersofjoco.com

May 11 @ 7pm

POETRY SHARING-

FREE to the public.  Donations welcome.  Read your poetry or listen to others.  Mark your calendar for every second Friday of the month.

Location: Grants Pass Museum of Art

Contact: (541) 479-3290

May 12th

SPRING WINE STROLL-

Various downtown merchants offer samplings from OR wineries.  Sponsored by the Towne Center Association

Location: Downtown Grants Pass

May 12 @8am

FREE VEGETATION DAY @ JO GRO

Location: Jo Gro -1749 Merlin Road, Merlin, OR

Contact: (541) 660-1685

May 12 @ 9am

THE GALICE GARDEN FAIRE-

Plant sales, garden art, crafts, music and food.

Location: Galice Community Center

Contact: Dale Byrd (541) 479-8712

May 12 – 13

NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS FESTIVAL & MOTHER’S DAY POW WOW-

Special Mother’s Day Presentation Sunday @ 3pm FREE

Location: Riverside Park, Grants Pass, OR

Contact: (541) 472-0215

May 12-13th 11am-4pm

THE SPRING TOURS of HOMES – Presented by Homebuilders Association fo Josephine County

This scattered site tour is sure to give you some excellent ideas in home designs or connect you with the builder you need to make your dreams come true.  If you are in search of a vuilder to make your dream house a reality, looking for some great ideas for your remodel, or in the market to buy a beautiful new home….don’t miss this scattered site.  Tour of Homes built by the members of the Home Builders Association.

Location: starting point @ Josephine County Fairgrounds – 1451 Fairgrounds Road, GrantsPass, OR

Contact: HBA Office (541) 479-1311

May 13 @ 10am- 2pm

MOTHER’S DAY CHOCOLATE BRUNCH @ Wildlife Images

A unique Mother’s Day Brunch at Wildlife Images with a touch of chocolate.  Enjoy a catered brunch by Silver Ridge Outfitters while in the company of some amazing critters.  As our guest you will have full access to our animal sanctuary with many photo opportunities.  The ladies will receive special gifts of chocolate and a flower.  $35.oo for the general public and $25.oo for Wildlife Images members.

Cost: $25.00- purchase  tickets @ Wildlife Images website or Evergreen Bank

Location: Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center-11845 Lower River Rd, Grants Pass, OR

Contact: (541) 476-0222

www.wildlifeimages.org

May 14 @5:30pm

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE SERIES – Part 3 – Focus on Fruit(repeat)

Fruit provides nutrients vital for health.  Most fruit is low in fat, sodium and calories, with no cholesterol.  fruit recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert will be prepared.

Location: OHMS-Community Health Education Center – 128 SW I Street,Grants Pass, OR

Contact: (541) 471-4208

www.ohmslive.com

May18t-19th @ 9am

ALL BREED OBEDIENCE & RALLY TRIALS

Hosted by the Rogue Valley Kennel Club

Location: Indian Mary Park

Contact: Lucille Perry (541) 479-9694

May 18 @5pm

ALL-CHAMBER MIXER-

Location: Chateau at the Oregon Caves

May 19 @8am-9pm

WILDLIFE IMAGES PRESENTS:  Early Bird Gets the Worm-

We wil be opening the gates early at 8am and kids from 8am will receive FREE entry.  Bring your camera for photo with an animal ambassador.  Reservations are required!

Location: Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center-11845 Lower River Rd, Grants Pass, OR

Contact: (541) 476-0222

www.wildlifeimages.org

May 19-20 @ 10am

ANNUAL QUILT SHOW-

Rogue Valley Piecemakers presents their Annual quilt show with vendors, a Tea Room and Quilts Quilts Quilts.

Cost: $4.00

Location: Josephine County Fairgrounds – 1451 Fairgrounds Road, GrantsPass, OR

Contact: Sandie French (541) 474-0412

May 19-20 @10am

BUCK CANYON GARDENS- Peony Shows

Location:  Buck Canyon Gardens

Contact: (541) 592-6115

May 19 @10am

PLASTIC ROUND UP DAY

Location: City of Grants Pass

Contact: call Allied Waste (541) 479-3371 or So OR Sanitation (541) 479-5335 for details

May 19 @ 12:30pm

BOWLING FOR BOWSER

Fundraiser for the Rogue Valley Humane Society.  There will be teams of 5 people each.  3 games of bowling and shoes.  1st place team “Grand Prize”.  Door prizes and raffles!  50-50 drawing!  FREE Pizza!

Cost: $25.00

Location: Caveman Bowl- 1230 Rogue River Hwy, Grants Pass, OR

Contact: Bill Fien (541) 441-1583 or Caveman Bowl (541)479-2311

May 20 @9am-3pm

19th ANNUAL ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE STREET FAIR-

Come experience adventures in antiquing!  Sponsored by the Grants Pass Antique Dealer’s League, this show brings antique and collectible dealers from the entire west coast to sell their treasures.  There will be food, vendor booths and fun for all.

Location: Downtown Grants Pass

Contact: Jeff or Karen @ H Street Antiques (541) 956-1200 or visit website

http://pgadl.com/

May 20 @11am

APPLEGATE VALLEY UNCORKED-

Annual Spring Barrell Tour at the 15 wineries in the Applegate Valley

Location: Applegate Valley

Contact: (541) 846-6364 or visit website

www.applegatewinetrail.com

May 21 @5:30pm

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE SERIES- Part 4 – Make Half your Grains Whole

Grains are divided into 2 sub-goups, whole grains and refined grains.  Eating whole grains as part of a healthy diet reduces the risk of some chronic diseases.  Recipes using whole grains will be prepared.

Location: OHMS- Community Health Education Center – 128 SW I Street,Grants Pass, OR

Contact: (541) 471-4208

www.ohmslive.com

May 24-28

BOATNIK FESTIVAL-

Carnival rides, boat races, games, a parade and food booths.  Held as a fundraiser by the Grants Pass Active Club proceeds benefit the entire community.  Be sure to take time to enjoy the adult fast pitch sofball tournament, a great time for the whole family.

Location: Riverside Park

www.boatnik.com

May 26th @6pm

CYNTHIA’S HOME SWEET HOME- Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre-

Join us for an evening of suspense, food mystery and fun.  All guests participate as much or as little as they like though out the evening, but everyone will be asked to put in their two cents to help solve the heinous crimes that are committed here every other Satuday.  Every moth is a new story and a new event.  So you can come back again and again to be scared or suprised.  Performed by local actors, “The Whodunit Players” weave a story of intrigue and disaster.  Regardless of the crime the food is always to die for and a good time is had by all.  This fun evening provides not only a meal but entertainment as well.

Cost: $35.oo

Location: Cynthia’s Home Sweet Home – 1038 6th Street, Grants Pass, OR

Contact: visit website for more info

www.cynthiascomfortfood.com





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