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Today is Garden Day!

The Spring Garden Tour 2019 is today!!

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Oops! Didn’t get your ticket? The outlets no longer have tickets to sell.  Today only, on Saturday, June 15, tickets are available at Garden A, 131 Forest Hills Lane, Roseburg 97471.

Here’s the list of Artists and Musicians who will be soothing your soul at this year’s Tour today, Sat., June 15 at 10AM until 5PM. Exact locations are revealed when you purchase a ticket for the tour.

Morning Artist Afternoon Artist Morning Musician Afternoon Musician
Garden A Sharon Sawicki – Metal Jewelry David Morrison Steve Erickson
Garden B Ted Isto – Pottery Whistler’s Mother Joe Ross
Garden C Darlene Sunseri – Photography Scott Phillips – Iron Work Wylde River Shenanigans
Garden D Elee’s Paint Group Tom Tryon Jeff Havener
Garden E Victoria Carnate Judy Waller Kim Blossom Chris Hanks

Thank you to our fine volunteer Musicians and Artists! You rock – literally!

 

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Garden Tour Tickets Sale

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The eighth Spring Garden Tour 2019 tickets are on Sale Now!

    • Sat., June 15, 2019

    • 10AM – 5PM

Purchase your tickets here!

Enjoy gardens, landscaping, food, treats, coffee at the Nonchalant Cafe, the work of artists and the melodic sounds of many musicians performing in the gardens.

Join us for a lovely day!

For more information see our Garden Tour 2019 web page.

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Juvenile Justice

Date:   April 23, 2019

Action Alert To All League Members and Oregonians

From:  Karen Nibler, Social Policy Coordinator, Barbara Ross, Corrections Portfolio, and
Norman Turrill, LWVOR President

SHOULD JUVENILES BE CHARGED AND SENTENCED IN ADULT COURT?gif_law_justice_001-w2

Justice prevails!! SB 1008 changes the criminal code to keep juveniles charged with criminal offenses in the realm of the Juvenile Court except for waiver hearings on serious person to person offenses. It also does not allow for sentences of life without parole for youth who commit offenses before 18. Second Look after half of sentence is served and/or Transfer to the Department of Corrections will have hearings and can result in parole release.

We all recognize that juveniles are impulsive and react quickly without thinking through the consequences. This bill takes into consideration immaturity and other factors in the life of a juvenile when sentenced for a serious offense. We think it is wise to consider the factors influencing juvenile behavior and the potential for learning and rehabilitation.

The Senate has already passed this bill 20 to 10 votes. Please contact your representative in the House. The House Judiciary will hear this bill on April 24 and most likely will send it to the House floor for a vote. It has to have a 2/3 vote to pass and change the law, as required by the Measure 11 constitutional amendment. Reaching all representatives is critical to let them know we want to keep juveniles in the Juvenile system.

Please e-mail or call your representative. Contact info is on the Oregon Legislative System. Thank you for adding your voice!

For more information, contact Karen Nibler at niblerk@comcast.net or Barbara Ross at bross7017@gmail.com. Both of them would be happy to exchange comments.

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Spring Garden Tour!

Local Gardens, One Home Tour, and Wine-Tasting at June 16 “Spring Garden Tour”

The seventh annual “Spring Garden Tour” sponsored by the Umpqua Valley chapter of the League of Women Voters, will take place on Saturday, June 16, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

This year’s tour includes a home tour, and five unique landscapes in the Garden Valley area, including an Asian-themed garden, a walled tea garden, a rose garden, a wooded garden, and a Tolkein-themed garden. A special feature this year is a vineyard garden and tasting room, with wine-tasting!

Tickets cost $15 (cash and checks only) and include a descriptive guide to each garden, along with a map and driving directions. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the following establishments:

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Roseburg:
bullet_blueWhile Aways Books and Espresso

bullet_blue Hanson Jewelers

bullet_blue My Coffee

bullet_blue The Bagel Tree Cafe and Bake Shop

Glide:
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Sutherlin:
bullet_blue Whitehorse Coffee & Tea Company

Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the Tour at the garden site located at 747 San Souci Drive. Look for the “League of Women Voters” table.

League of Women Voters® Umpqua Valley is a grassroots, nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government in order to build better communities statewide.

 

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Tickets Available for Mother’s Day!

Give Mom five beautiful gardens, a new winery, and one home for Mother’s Day! Tickets are now on sale for our Saturday, June 16th Garden Tour 2018.

All gardens are within 6 miles of one another in Garden Valley.  It’s a lovely thing to do here in Douglas County and it’s affordable too — just $15 per person.

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Pick up your Ticket-Brochures at these popular locations:

For more information, call Nancy Farris at [541] [643] [8113].

The Garden Tour supports the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley … and our democracy.

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Garden Tour photos have been added

FYI, new Garden Tour photos have been added on our Garden Tour 2017 web page.

See gardens, a historic home, and more! Thank you all for a successful tour!

See you next year! If you would like to participate, contact us!

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Lovely Garden Walks

We hope you enjoyed the 2017 Spring Garden Tour as much as we enjoy putting it together. It’s a lot of work but we consider the Tour a highlight of our year. Thank you so much, Community, for coming out for it!

Many thanks to the gardeners of Douglas County for sharing your delightful places with us!

Here’s some photos taken at this year’s Garden Tour to enjoy:

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Perfect Weather for a Garden Tour!

There’s going to be almost perfect weather for a self-guided 2017 Spring Garden Tour on Saturday, June 17!

Get your tickets now from these fine locations!

See places like this for one day only! $15 per person.

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