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Thank you to all Gardeners for sharing your amazingly beautiful settings
with the community!

Thank you to all Artists and Musicians for making each garden even more beautiful, melodic and memorable!

The Spring Garden Tour 2019 held on Sat., June 15th and sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley was a great success thanks to all the people who come year after year.

We are seeking gardens for next year right now, too! Let us know if you have a garden you’d like to share or a lead for us. We’re looking at the Hucrest to Del Rio Road area. Please contact us at lwvuv.info@gmail.com.

A few photos from this year’s Tour ~

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Don’t Miss This Treat!

Spring Garden Tour • Saturday, June 16 • 10AM to 5PM

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There’s just a few days left before the Tour! Get your tickets at one of these locations by Friday, June 15:

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.

This year’s tour includes five unique landscapes in the Garden Valley area. Highlights include an Asian-themed miniature garden, a rose garden, a Tolkien-themed garden, and a heat sink solar greenhouse.

Here’s a link to our web page.

For more information call 541-643-8113.

 

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Upcoming League Events

The League has a great list of events upcoming all open to the public and free of charge.

We hope you will join us on the following dates from 7PM to 8:30PM at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1624 West Harvard Avenue, Roseburg.

  • On January 23, the League will hold its annual program planning meeting. This is an important League function that is done by Leagues all over the country. Please come see what the League is about even if you’re not a member. All are welcome.
  • On February 20, please come and learn more about the CASA program (Court Appointed Special Advocates) from Katherine Elisar. This program is very important to children whose lives intersect the legal system in our county.
  • On March 20, we will hold an interactive forum and ask the question, “How Do We Relate to Each Other Without Offending?” Due to recent controversy around the misconduct allegations and origin the #MeToo movement, we will discuss personal and social boundaries.

All community members are welcome to attend any one or all of the above events.

And don’t forget to Vote! Election Day is Jan. 23! Make Your Voice Heard!

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Member Social Dec. 12

All LWV Umpqua Valley members are invited to attend a special Member Social on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 at 5PM to 7PM the Unitarian Church on Watters Street in Roseburg.

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There will be social and networking time, refreshments, introductions, a short video, and a short PowerPoint presentation about the history of our local League. Your photo may be in it! Also, we will visit League websites online and Oregon Legislative Information System (OLIS).

Come for fun! Bring a friend who might like to learn more about the League.

Please RSVP by calling 541-672-1914.

 

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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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Roseburg Library Rescue Action Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Further Info: 541-673-9759 or 671-2555
EMAIL rossjoe@hotmail.com

Grassroots Effort Building New Roseburg Cascadian Library

A Roseburg Library Rescue Action Team (LRAT) has formed, and the grassroots, volunteer, community effort is off to a great start to provide minimal library service in Roseburg after the main branch closes June 1.

The LRAT has partnered with Cascadian Coffee Co. to provide books, DVDs and CDs for loan at the business at 732 SE Cass Street, Roseburg, Or. Coordinator Joe Ross said, “A whole wall of shelves has been installed. DSC06879Now we need decent, clean, popular books and materials. We need volunteers to regularly maintain the collection, as well as some funds to purchase current items. ”

Donated books will be categorized as fiction, non-fiction, children’s and other books. They’ll be available for reading on-site or check out, using an honor system, during the coffeeshop’s normal business hours of 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday. “We may just trust that folks return items or have something as simple as a clipboard to sign out things for a couple weeks,” Ross said. “That’s all being worked out. It’s got to be simple, easy and low stress for everyone.”

The LRAT wanted to collaborate with a downtown business, and Cascadian Coffee had the interest, as well as a well-lit, welcoming space that also offers food, beverage, art and music. Business owner Courtney Dillon said, “We look forward to hosting a small Roseburg library to support education, literacy, knowledge and economic development within our community.” Using donated funds, LRAT purchased shelves from another supportive downtown business, Roseburg Resale, owned by Curt Smith.

Roseburg City Council was told about the library rescue efforts on 8 May. Three local library boards were briefed about plans on 16 May, including Friends of the Douglas County Library System, Douglas County Library Foundation and Douglas County Library Advisory Board. All were supportive. Although the latter is being disbanded by County Commissioners, the other two groups will continue supporting County public libraries. The Friends of the Library will ask their members to help with maintenance of the new Roseburg Cascadian Library. Some friends, like Marcy Tasso Belzner, have already provided great encouragement, advice and guidance.

The Roseburg Library Rescue Action Team has put out a call for community fundraising, book donations and volunteers. They hope to obtain non-profit 501(c)3 status. To provide books, magazine subscriptions, or audio/visual material to the Roseburg Cascadian Library’s collection, simply drop them off during open hours. Cash donations will be used to order items that people want, maybe even some computers. Checks payable to “Library Rescue” can be dropped or mailed to LRAT, c/o Cascadian Coffee, 732 SE Cass, Roseburg, Or. 97470. Any unused funds will be given to the Friends of the Library and/or Douglas Co Library Foundation.

The Library Rescue Action Team is an all-inclusive community effort, and all are welcome to attend their weekly Thursday meetings at 12:15 PM at Cascadian Coffee Co. The team welcomes your personal involvement, encouragement and support. An official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Roseburg Cascadian Library will be announced soon. Grand Opening is expected about the time that the main branch closes (June 1). The actual date will depend on acquisition of books and development of an easy, informal system for book circulation.

Updates can be found here on Facebook here.

Thank you, Cascadian Coffee & Joe!

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Annual AFS Intercultural Banquet

Banquet-flyer-photo-2016-50Meet local AFS Exchange Students at the Annual AFS Intercultural Banquet on March 8, 2016 at 6:00PM to 9PM

There will be presentations by AFS Students, Door Prize, and an International Silent Auction. Wonderful Food, Delicious Desserts, Great Entertainment

March 8, 2016 @ 6:00PM to 9PM
Wellspring Bible Fellowship
2245 NW Kline St.
Roseburg, OR

Read the delicious sounding menu by clicking on the  Banquet flyer 2016.

The Desserts are prepared by the exchange students from recipes of their home country.

Tickets are $20 each or $150 for a table of 8. $8 for children under 12.
To make a reservation, contact Tina Arrendondo. Reservation deadline is Feb. 27, 2016.

Any questions? contact Tina Arredondo at [541]-[637]-[0899] or email douglascountyafs@gmail.com