Deadline for Blues Pilgrimage

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Here is information for our upcoming Blues Pilgrimage to Portland, Oregon February 18-20th. The trip will be a mixture of beautiful settings, soulful music, good food, and sharing stories of grief and loss within a safe and compassionate group. We need to book rooms and tickets so if you plan to go YOU MUST SEND AN EMAIL (“I’m going!”) to mark@thehearthcommunity.com by January 30th. Space is limited.

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A Lump of Coal, A Father Found, and the Joy of Disco This Thursday Night!

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Be prepared to laugh from the belly and cry from the heart at The Hearth Holiday Gathering this Thursday, December 11th from 7:30-9:30pm at Temple Emek Shalom in Ashland. $10 suggested donation, doors open at 7:00pm. It’s our once-a-year fundraiser for The Hearth Community. The evening will include some of our best storytellers including Lorraine Cook, Joshua Boettiger, Mary Landberg, Juliet Grable, Michael Fitzgerald, and Mark Yaconelli with stories on the theme “All in the Family.” Music will be performed by Hearth favorite Wendi Stanek. Other performers include Jeff Stanley, sisters Kate Joss-Bradley and Carly Joss, and Duane Whitcomb.

We encourage you to bring your checkbook and make a tax-deductible gift that night to help us develop a new training program for other communities in Southern Oregon. This will be a great evening to gather with your neighbors and celebrate a year of doing good work for our community through the Hearth. You won’t want to miss it.

Storytellers Lined Up for Summer Hearth

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Our summer Hearth event is June 19, from 7 to 9pm at Temple Emek Shalom in Ashland, OR (1800 E. Main). Our theme is “Temporarily Insane.” Tellers include Steve Scholl, Neil Mangicaro, Renee Miereanu, Tedi Tate, Mary Landberg, Fred Grewe. Proceeds from this event will benefit the crisis hotline at  Community Works in Medford, Oregon.  Ashland Co-op is our sponsor for this summer storytelling event. Mark it on your calendar and see you there.