March 2012 – What is Up in Grants Pass!!!

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March 1st @5:30pm

COOKING SCHOOL SERIES – Class 1 Meal Planning/Budgeting

Learn the basics of cooking.  This series will include meal planning, knife skills, fruit & vegetable selection and preparation, cooking methods for protein, side dishes , cooking for kids, cooking on a budget and cooking for company.  Budget minded recipes will be provided.

Location:  OHMS – Community Health Education Center

Contact:  (541) 471-4208 to reserve your space

March 1st @ 7:00pm

GP HIGH SCHOOL BAND & ORCHESTRA CONCERT –

Enjoy a free concert at 7pm at the GPHS Performing Arts Center featuring the various band and orchestra groups as well as a combined symphony.

Location: Grants Pass Performing Arts Center - 830 NE 9th Street, Grants Pass, OR

Contact:  (541) 474-5710

March 2nd @ 6pm – 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

Contact:  for more info call (541) 787-7357

March 2  – March 25th

BARNSTORMERS THEATRE PRESENTS:  The Great American Trailer Park Musical

A new musical about agoraphobia, adultery, 80’s nostalgia, road kill, hysterical pregnancy , a broken eclectic chair, kleptomania, flan and disco.  It’s everything a musical should be!  Described as “South Park” meets “Desperate Housewives”  it shines like aluminum siding and shakes like cellulite in spandex. (Strong Language and Adult Themes).  For more info and to buy tickets please visit website below.

Location:  Barnstormers Theatre - 112 NE Evelyn Ave, Grants Pass

Show times:  8:00pm on Fridays & Saturdays.  2:00pm on Sundays and Third Saturday

Cost:  $17 for individuals or $15 per person for groups of 10+ (available for purchase on website or box office)

Contact:  (541) 479-3557

www.BarnstormersGP.org

Saturdays – March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st

OUTDOOR GROWER’S MARKET –

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 growing tin 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: Grower’s Market - 4th Steet & F Street (behind the Post Office)

Contact:  (541) 476-5375

www.gpgrowersmarket.blogspot.com

March 3rd 7pm-11pm

GREATEST of the GRAPE – Oregon’s Oldest WINE Celebration

this event will again delight the senses with wine and food pairings from 28 of the best wineries and 14 regional restaurants in OR.  Featured at this festive evening is a People’s Choice Award for wine and wine/food pairings as well as announcements fo the professional judging of the wine that will be held several weeks previous to the event.  A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to the Sylvia Henry Memorial Scholarship which is awarded to OR students studying viticulture and enology.

Location:  Seven Feathers Hotel and Casino Resort - 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville, OR

Cost:  $75

Contact:  Visit the Umpqua Valley Wineries website for more information

www.umpquavalleywineries.org

March 4th @3pm

ROGUE VALLEY SYMPHONY – Concert IV

Andrew Brownell, guest pianist, will perform Chopin;s Piano Concert #2.  Also on the program are Debussy’s “Prelude a l apres-midi d un faune” and Prokofiev’s Symphony #5.  Music Director Martin Majkut will present a pre-concert talk one hour before the performance.

Location:  Grants Pass Performing Arts Center

Cost:  $10 – $34  Students $5

Contact:  (541) 552-6398

www.rvsymphony.org

March 6th @6pm

WILD LIFE IMAGES PRESENTS – Estate Planning 101

Estate Planning Workshops – a FREE workshop on basic estate planning (to include charitable giving)  and how to have an estate plan that works.  Jim Eagar of Legacy Estate Planning, LLC will answer your questions in this informative workshop.  Participants will receive a free tour ticket of Wildlife Images.  Light appetizer and refreshments provided. Reservations Required

Location:  Tap Rock NW Grill - 971 SE 6th Street, Grants Pass, OR

Cost:  FREE

Contact:  for more information and to reserve a spot call (541) 476-0222 or visit website

www.wildlifeimages.org

March 9th @ 10am- 8pm

BREAST CANCER RESEARCH SPRING FLING- Health/Beauty/Fashion Event

Proceeds from ticket sales ALL go to the Breast Cancer Research Program.  Plans are to have cancer survivors as some of the models in the fashion shows.  Vendors also may pledge so much to the fund raiser.  Health booths planned.  This is an all day event.

Location:  Bear Hotel – 2101 Spalding Ave, Grants Pass, OR

Cost:  $8.00

Contact:  for more information please email Linda Lee ~ lindalee2010@q.com

March 10th @ 3pm – 6pm

FIRST CRUSH- Greater Grants Pass Rotary- 6th Annual

A Community event to benefit our local Josephine County Food Bank!  Join us for an evening of fun, wine tasting from 13 local wineries, great food from 13 gourmet food vendors, live and Silent Auctions.

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

Cost:  $35.00

Contact:  Kipper McNeal (541) 261-7688

March 10th @9am

GIRLS ROCK!

A parent-daughter event with fun and educational workshopts to foster better communication in girls ages 9 to 13.

Location: South Middle School – 350 W Harbeck Rd, Grants Pass, OR

Contact:  for more information call (541) 471-0232

March 10th @ 9am

GREEN EGGS & HAM FUNDRAISER -

Due to the overwhelming popularity of last year’s sold-out catered event, the second annual Green Eggs and Ham breakfast fundraiser is expanding to permit more people to join in an enjoy the Suessical fun!  Again benefitting the children’s libratires, the Bear Hotel will come alive once more on March 10th with the Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 & 2, and many other beloved characters from Dr. Seuss’ writings for a morning of games, goodies, green eggs & ham, readings and more!

Location:  Bear Hotel - 2101 Spalding Ave, Grants Pass, OR

Contact:  (541) 476-0571 or email ~ tharbodt@josephinelibrary.org

March 10th @ 9am

PSYCHIC FAIRE

Location:  Josephine County Fairgrounds - 1451 Fairgrounds Rd, Grants Pass, OR

Contact:  Andrea (541) 761-5478

March 10th @12pm

JOSEPHINE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE BBQ

A Barbeque to benefit the Josephine county Sheriff’s Office and Grants Pass City Police K-9 teams, with demonstrations and activities.

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

Contact:  Heather Martinez (541)218-3815

March 11th @ 2pm

HURRAY FOR HOLLYWOOD – Bowfinger

The series of six films runs through March 25th.  This event will feature  the movie Bowfinger.  Refreshments will be provided.

The film series is FREE, but donations to the library and art museum are gratefully accepted.

Location:  Grants Pass Library – 200 NW C Street, Grants Pass, OR  in the Ben Bones Room – all guests are asked to enter through West Entrance.

Contact:  (541) 476-0571

March 12th @ 1pm

HELPING OTHERS DENTAL DAY-

Sponsored by Nathan M Tanner DMC PC, Accessible Mobile Dental Hygiene, Gospel Rescue Mission and RSVP/UCAN.  For each day (8hours) our volunteer service you quailfy for one extraction, filling, or cleaning.  Who can apply?  Those without dental insurance and can’t afford their own dental work and want to help others in the community.

Location:  Nathan M Tanner DND PC

Contact:  UCAN/RSVP at (541) 956-4472 to schedule a time for

March 12 @ 5:30pm

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE SERIES – Part 1 ~ Choose my Plate

Learn how to balance calories to manage your weight.  Low calorie recipes will be discussed and prepared.

Location:  OHMS-Community Health Educational Center

Contact:  to reserve your space call (541)471-4208

March 15th @9am

HOW TO USE FACEBOOK,TWITTER, LINKEDIN & YOU TUBE

Social media is a must have marketing tool for business and cannot be ignored.  JasonVanDusen will present for the Josephine County Employer Councel on how to use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and You Tube effectively for your business.

Location:  WorkSource Oregon

Cost:  $35

Contact:  email for more information ~ debbi.a.stricklan@state.or.us

March 15 & 16 @ 4pm-7:30pm

SHRINER’S CIRCUS

Location:  Josephine County Fairgrounds - 1451 Fairgrounds Rd, Grants Pass, OR

Contact:  (541) 476-4985 for tickets and information

March 17 & 18

JOSEPHINE COUNTY SHERIFF’S POSSE HORSE SHOW

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

Contact:  Lynn at (541) 660-1336 or Carol Ward at (541) 660-7712 or go to website for more information

www.jocosheriffsposse.com

March 17th @ 12pm

FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE

Location: Grants Pass YMCA - 1000 Redwood Ave, Grants Pass, OR

Contact:  (541) 474-0001 for more information

March 17th @9am

SOUTHERN OR HOME and OUTDOOR RECREATION SHOW

Location: Josephine County Fairgrounds - 1451 Fairgrounds Rd, Grants Pass, OR

Contact:  for vendor information please call Dan at (541) 601-0246

March 17th @5pm

ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER

the American Legion is hosting their famous Corned beef and Cabbage Dinner starting at 5:00pm.  Proceeds go to the Girls State program The Legion is also celebrating their 92nd Birthday.

Location:  American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28

Cost:  $5.00

Contact:  Call (541) 474-6400 for more information

March 19th @ 5:30pm

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE SERIES – Part 2 Build a Healthy Plate

This series based on the “Choose My Plate” Food Guidance System developed by the USDA.  Vegetables provide important vitamins and minerals and most are low in calories.  Recipes that emphasize vegetables will be prepared.

Location:  OHMS-Community Health Education Center

Contact:  (541) 471-4208 to reserve your space

March 23rd & 24th @9am

IHMSA OR STATE AIR PISTOL CHAMPIONSHIP

Location:  Josephine County Sportsman Park

Contact:  Steve Ware at (541) 660-8852 for more information

March 24th & 25th @9am

COLLECTOR’S WEST GUN & KNIFE SHOW

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

Contact:  Marla at (541) 659-3440 for more information

March 24th @9am-1pm

RV FLYERS RADIO CONTROL SWAP MEET

Come see a spectacular array of radio control models, aircraft to boats and cars.  In addition to the models of individual builders, two major hobby suppliers will also be offering their products.

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

Cost:  Parking is FREE ~ GENERAL admission is $2.00

Contact:  Jim at (541) 956-5958 for more information

March 24th 10am-9pm

BENEFIT for the CONNIE FISKE FUND – Spring Fling

Participants may obtain passes for either a day or an evening event.  DAY 10am-4:30pm EVENING 5pm-9pm.  Both sessions will feature a Fashion show, Entertainment and Exhibitors with various services and products along with health information pertaining to cancer and other health issues.  The Evening sessions will have wine tasting and hourderves along with fine entertainment.  Some Cancer Survivors will be models in the fashion shows as well.  It will be fun as well as informative.  Proceeds from ticket sales go directly to the Connie Fiske Memorial Find for women who are unable to afford screening for Breast Cancer in our Community.

Location:  Taprock Convention Center

Cost :  $8.00

Contact:  Linda Lee at (541) 476-9098 if you want to volunteer

March 25th @2pm

HURRAY FOR HOLLYWOOD – Bye Bye Birdie

Bye Bye Birdie will be featured at this event.  Refreshments will be provided.  The film series is FREE however, donations to the library and art museum are gratefully accepted.

Location:  Josephine Community Library- in the Ben Bones Room – guests are asked to enter through the west entrance.

Contact:  (541)476-0571

March 31st @9am

RECORD COLLECTOR’S SHOW

Location:  Josephine County Fairgrounds - 1451 Fairgrounds Rd, Grants Pass, OR

Contact:  Steve at (541) 855-5537

March 31st @2pm

WILDLIFE IMAGES PRESENTS:  Color Eggs for the Critters/an Eggs-Travaganza!

Children from 2-15 can come and help our animal care staff color eggs for the critters.  Animal Keepers will place the colored eggs throughout the habitats during the following Easter weekend so that the animals have to forage for their food, and of course crack open the colorful shells.  The animals love it!  FREE EVENT!!!

Location: Wildlife Images Rehabilitation & Education Center - 11845 Lower River Road, Grants Pass, OR

Contact:  call for more information (541)476-0222 or visit website

www.wildlifeimages.org

March 31st @ 6pm

CYNTHIA’S HOME SWEET HOME – Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Join us for an evening of suspense, food, mystery and fun.  What, Who has fun at a murder?  Well, sad to say but we all do!  All Guests participate as much or as little as they like through out the evening, but everyone will be aked to put in their two cents to hekp solve the heinous crimes that are committed here every other Saturday.  Every month  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 an disaster.  Regardless of the crime the food is alway s to die for and a good time is had by all.  This fun evening provides not only a meal but entertainment as well.   As theya say, Dinner and a Show.

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

Cost:  $35 per person

Contact:  for more information please visit website

http://www.cynthiascomfortfood.com/index.html


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