Mar 27 Monday
Say Cheese is one of our annual fundraising events benefiting the Josephine County Food Bank. It involves 17 local restaurants competing to see who makes the best Grilled Cheese Sandwich. It will run for the entire month of March 2023. ? Each restaurant will donate $2 to the Food Bank for every sandwich sold.
Each year, the Josephine County Food Bank distributes more than two million pounds of food to people in need. More than one-fourth of these people are senior citizens, and nearly a third are children. Each month, roughly 15,000 people utilize our services - these people are your friends and neighbors. Our work directly supports people like Renee, a single mother of three children, who, despite working full-time, finds it almost impossible to keep food on the table.
“We wouldn’t be able to eat without the food bank on certain weeks. It has saved us so many times. Every day is stressful because there is never enough money for our family.”
The North Bend Public Library is partnering with the Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative to offer a monthly series called Modern Life Skills for Older Adults. The series is held on the fourth Monday of every month. A different topic of interest is highlighted each month, and a resource table with related service and program materials from local organizations is also available during the program.
This month's program on Monday, March 27 at 2:00 PM, will focus on dental health. Guest speakers from Advantage Dental will share about the importance of improving oral health and the direct impact oral health can have on the overall health of the body. Attendees can participate in-person or register at https://tinyurl.com/8mfd54h3 to attend via Zoom.
The 2022 farmers market season opens in Siskiyou County Monday, May 16, from 3:30 to 6 pm on East Castle Street in downtown Mount Shasta. Mount Shasta Farmers’ Market is committed to providing a convenient way for community members to buy food directly from growers and producers in a beautiful outdoor setting with live music. An increasing variety of fresh produce, meats, plants, starts, baked goods, spring rolls, tamales, crafts and more will be available every Monday afternoon (except July 4th) until mid-October. MSFM is a Certified Farmers Market that offers free Market Match vouchers to spend on vegetables and fruit, up to $20 per market day, for CalFresh customers who purchase at least $20 in EBT tokens. The live music lineup this season will include Allison & Victor, RichieG, and Rick Garrett. Get market updates at https://www.facebook.com/MtShastaFarmersMarket
Understanding the Climate CrisisFrom rising temperatures and heatwaves to water shortages and drought, to reducing snowpack and increased wildfire risk, the evidence that a climate crisis is here in Southern Oregon is probably clear to every reader of this sentence. The questions then become: ‘what is driving this crisis? ‘how is the crisis affecting us? and “what, if anything, can we do to avert a worsening crisis?From the field of climate science and the work of others such as the Weather Attribution Initiative we have an abundance of explanation as to what is driving this crisis. Meanwhile, from a diversity of sources we have a vast array of steps we can take to divert ourselves from the path towards climate disaster that we are following.For several years, Southern Oregon Climate Action Now has offered a ten-week course providing a summary of the critical elements of the issue. By completing the 2023 offering of SOCAN’s ‘Master Climate Protector - A Primer for Action,’ residents of Southern Oregon can join the over 100 graduates of this course in gaining a better understanding of the issues.Over the ten weeks of the course, we will cover: the basic science, alternative explanations for the warming trend, energy, construction, transportation, agriculture, terrestrial natural communities, human health, population, consumption, climate justice and what we can do individually and collectively. We will also discuss ways to talk with friends and family who are skeptical about climate science. The 2023 offering begins on February 6 and runs weekly from (6-9pm) for ten weeks at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center (HEC) on S. Bartlett in Medford. In order to keep the sessions interactive, we limit enrollment to 20 participants. The cost is $100 but thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we have scholarships available, especially for students and teachers. For more information, visit: https://socanmcp.eco/ or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Relationship Recovery is a community outreach of St Annes, which meets every Monday night. If you have suffered the ending of a significant relationship, or have had difficulty with relationships in general, we provide a safe and loving environment for you to begin the healing process and build a new life. We are non denominational and everyone over 18 is welcome. Because we have been meeting online during the pandemic and have been unable to bring new people into the program we are delighted to be opening again on April 4 for in person meetings. The meetings start at 7:00 PM but we suggest that you come a little early. Food and drink will be served and it will give us a chance to meet you and share more information about the program.
PubTriviaWednesdays at 7.30pm!Hosted By Capt'n Forrester
*** Reservations encouraged! ***541-482-6414
We will be hosting rounds of Pub Trivia beginning at 7:30 pm at The Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant.
First Prize $25 Gift CertificateSecond Prize $10 Gift CertificateThird prizes - Surprise Prize
Black Sheep Karaokehosted by KJ CarliEvery Thursday at 8:30pm
Come and #SingYourHeartOut at #Karaoke!
All ages welcome!
***Now introducing***THEMED THIRD THURSDAYS
Mar 28 Tuesday
In 2022, the U.S. department of Agriculture stated: “Food loss and waste … exacerbates the climate change crisis with its significant GHG footprint. Production, transportation, and handling of food generate significant carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and when food ends up in landfills, it generates methane, [which is] an even more potent greenhouse gas.”A 2021 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report concluded that “each year, U.S. food loss and waste embodies 170 million metric tons of carbon dioxide greenhouse gas emissions– equal to the annual CO2 emissions of 42 coal-fired power plants.” This doesn’t even take landfill methane into account.To learn more about food waste and what we can do to address it, join Southern Oregon Climate Action Now (SOCAN) at their March 28th General Meeting online from 6:00 to 7:00pm. This month’s topic is “Food Waste and the Climate Crisis: What to Know & What to Do” with featured speakers Flavia Franco of Southern Oregon Food Solutions, Jeanette Hardison of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, and Ellie Cosgrove of Rogue Valley Farm 2 School. There is no charge for joining the ZOOM meeting, but participants must register at the link on the SOCAN calendar event: socan.eco/food-waste. One response to the food waste problem is that April 10 – 16 has been designated as ‘Food Waste Prevention Week’ nationwide, in order to raise awareness and to engage with folks about solutions. Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality is a Sponsor of this campaign.