2014 Upcoming Hearth Events

February 12. The Hearth Presents “Love Actually.” Listen to six local community members share true love stories from their own life. Tellers include Debra Zaslow, George Cook, Heidi Gottlieb, John Fisher-Smith, Peter Spring, and Leslie Becknell-Marks, and Lara Jablon. Cost is $5. Location is Temple Emek Shalom at 1800 East Main from 7 to 9pm. Proceeds go to ACCESS a non-profit developing options for the needy in Jackson County. Music by Duane Whitcomb, Ava DeRosier, Kim Starkey, Susannah Cole, Nick Chouard and others. Hosted by Mark Yaconelli.

February 16. The Hearth Salon. From 7:00-8:30 in the community hall at First Congregational Church (717 Siskiyou blvd. in Ashland).  No fee.  This is your chance to explore and share your own personal stories. Based on the month’s theme “Love Actually,” Mark Yaconelli will lead a conversation and dialogue on our own experiences of love.

March 1. Personal Storytelling Workshop. From 9am to 3pm at First Congregational Church (717 Siskiyou Blvd) in Ashland. Mark Yaconelli will help you learn the art of personal storytelling. Be prepared to learn the techniques of personal narrative for work, presentations, or pleasure. Each participant will get the opportunity to craft and share a personal story. Cost is $50 (sliding scale, no one will be turned away for lack of funds). Limited to 20 participants.

June 19. The Hearth presents “Temporarily Insane.” Listen to six local community members share true stories from their own life. Email Mark at if you have a story for this event. Cost is $5. Location is Temple Emek Shalom at 1800 East Main from 7 to 9pm.

October 2. The Hearth Volunteer Night. An evening for everyone and anyone interested in volunteering for The Hearth this year. Hearth founder Mark Yaconelli will present the activities and needs of The Hearth programs for the upcoming year and organize volunteers to help produce events. Wine and food will be available. 7 to 8:30pm. Location: TBA.

October 30. “Change: True Tales of Transformation.” Storytellers include Hannah Sohl, Marni Koopman, Dave Young, James Adams, Catherine Foster. Music by Duane Whitcomb with Wendi Stanek. Proceeds to benefit Rogue Climate. Cost is $5. Location is Temple Emek Shalom at 1800 East Main. Program runs from 7 to 9pm.

November 4. Family Stories, Part 1. An evening for families with children. Mark Yaconelli will lead a fund and creative evening of exploring and understanding how to craft and tell family stories. Children will be encouraged to then tell their stories at a second Family Stories Night on November 18th. Dessert is provided. $10 suggested donation per family. 7 to 8:30 pm. To register email Mark at Location TBA.

November 18. Family Stories, Part 2. An evening for families where children age 5-18 will get to share stories from their families. Live music from Creekside Strings students. Dessert will be provided. 7 to 8:30pm. Location TBA.

December 11. The Hearth Holiday Fundraiser. The evening includes a 6:30pm wine reception and The Hearth’s own “Sacred Object Museum” displaying specials objects accompanied by written and audio recorded personal stories from local community members.  At 7:30 live stories around the theme “Gifts Received.” All proceeds will benefit The Hearth Community. Wine reception begins at 6:30pm with program from 7:30 to 9pm. $10 suggested donation. Event will be held at Temple Emek Shalom on East Main St. in Ashland.





2 thoughts on “Calendar

  1. I am so sorry I didn’t know about Temporarily Insane” or the Hearth before this. I have an interesting story about my temporary insanity and the flow of communication that exists with others. Perhaps another evening. I will come this evening.

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