Monthly Archives: July 2007

Welcome to Peace Village Festival

Dates:       August 24th, 25th & 26th – 2007
Time:        Friday 8pm-11pm, Saturday 11-11, Sunday 11-10
Location:  Jackson Wellsprings, Ashland, Oregon

Imagine… a village birthed from our shared visions, deepest longings, and ancestral memories of what could be, holding a resonance of peace that informs, inspires, and activates all who enter. This village is being conceived and built with peace, sustainability, and respect as its guiding principles.

Come experience and participate in Peace Village. Take part in conversations about peace. Join in wisdom circles. Listen to the wise words of the elders and the youth. Take classes at our Multi-versity. Browse and shop at the village marketplace. Listen to varied and wondrous music. Learn and teach, network and converse. Dance, play, and celebrate. This event will be kid friendly on all levels, and will honor our elders. The desire is for the involvement of the whole community, for people of goodwill from all walks of life, all ages, all lifestyles, all paths and persuasions to gather together in the spirit of peace. For through us, Peace Prevails and ripples forth in all directions.

Peace Village Festival is a 3 day community gathering in Ashland, Oregon, one hour north of Mount Shasta. From inspiring music and performers to an entire village dedicated to peace, Jackson Wellsprings in Ashland will transform itself into a truly unique showcase of all that is encompassed within PEACE. Admission is free, with donations welcome. There will be talks and workshops on peace and sustainability, an artisans’ market, delicious vegetarian food, performance artists, a healing sanctuary, our Om Dome, and a broad variety of music including Reggae, World Fusion, Rock, Folk, Blues, Blue Grass, Latin, Funk, and Electronica. Plus there will be late night music in the Sky Lodge on Saturday night. Use of Jackson  Wellsprings spa facilities—hot springs, pool, and sauna, plus camping—are available for an added fee.

Come to Peace Village Festival in Jackson County, Oregon, at the end of August. Bring your friends, bring your family. And above all…

Bring Your Piece.

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Library Local Option Campaign Update

Dear Councilors,

I wish to thank you for filing the library local option measure in advance of the
July 19 deadline.

You may be interested to learn that:

The County Elections Dept has assigned it Measure Number 15-79.

The full text of M15-79 as filed with the County is available for viewing at:
http://co.jackson.or.us/page.asp?navid=2080

A committee has been organized to campaign for its passage.  The particulars of the
Political Committee include the following.

NAME:  Committee to Open Ashland Library
TREASURER:  June Mather
DIRECTORS:  Amy Blossom and Pam Vavra Co-Chairs, Anne Billeter, Josh Gordon, Ann
Magill, John Sexton
ADDRESS:  P.O. Box 3598, Ashland, OR, 97520
WEBSITE:  ashlandlibrary.org
PHONE: None yet, will be posted on ashlandlibrary.org when obtained
EMAIL: None yet, but feel free to email either Amy Blossom at
amyblossom@ashlandhome.net or Pam Vavra at pam@nv.net

Please note that early contributions are needed to pay for Arguments published in
the Voters’ Pamphlet, due Monday, July 23.  The filing fee for each Argument is $350
for up to 325 words.  Checks payable to “COAL” may be mailed to P.O. Box 3598,
Ashland, OR, 97520 and qualify for the Oregon Income Tax Credit of up to $50 per
person per year.

We plan to publish one Argument in the Voters’ Pamphlet that simply lists names of
endorsers.  We invite anyone who wishes to have their name included among those who
“urge support for M15-79 to re-open the Ashland Library” to contact us.  We will
strive to include as many names as space and funds permit.  The deadline for
submitting names and required signed SEL400 forms is Monday, July 23.

Organizations that have already expressed support include Ashland District School
Board, League of Women Voters in Ashland, and Service Employees International Union.

For folks who have questions or concerns, or want to get up to date on efforts to
re-open Ashland and other branch libraries, a group of library supporters meets
Mondays 7-9 PM at Peace House, 543 S. Mountain Avenue.  Meetings are open to the
public.

Please feel free to join us and/or help spread the word.

Respectfully yours,
Pam Vavra
pam@nv.net

Peace Village Festival

Imagine a village birthed from our shared visions, deep longings, and ancestral memories of what could be, holding a resonance of peace that informs, inspires, and activates all who enter.

Preparations are being made for three-day festival, workshops, and discussions on peace, justice and sustainability, August 24, 25, 26 at Jackson Wellsprings in Ashland Oregon.

The Peace Village Festival is a kid-friendly event honoring our elders. This village is being conceived and built with peace, sustainability, and respect as its guiding principles.

All area Peace organizations and Sustainability groups are invited to join in this endeavor. All religious and spiritual groups and community organizations are also invited. Local communities and businesses will be involved through booths and sponsorships.

The groups involved represent a diverse range of interests and priorities, but share a common vision for peace, social justice to empower people, foster protect wildlife environments, and work to create sustainable communities.

The desire is for the involvement of the whole community, for people of good will from all walks of life, all ages, all lifestyles, all paths and persuasions to come together in the spirit of peace.

And an invitation goes out to everyone in the valley and in the hills to come and experience and participate in Peace Village, to take part in conversations about peace, to join in wisdom circles, to listen to the wise words of the elders and the youth, to take classes at the Multi-versity, to browse and shop at the village bazaar, to hear wondrous music, to learn and teach, to share and converse, to dance and play, and to celebrate.

The event will be kid friendly on every level, and will honor our elders. The desire is for the involvement of the whole community, for people of good will from all walks of life, all ages, all lifestyles, all paths and persuasions to come together in the spirit of peace. For through us, Peace Prevails, and ripples forth in all directions.

· A Community Event: for and by the community

· Whole community involved: all generations, all religious and spiritual groups, ethnicities, demographics, lifestyles

· All regional peace organizations and sustainability groups involved

· Creation of a true Peace Village for one weekend

· Honoring of elders and children, with an elders’ circle and a kids¹ circle and kids’ activities being woven into the fabric of the village and the event

· Invite everyone who shares our desire to Learn, Live, Lead, and Leave a Legacy of Peace.

· Measure of Success: the quality and quantity of Peace created, shared, and brought home with each of us to our families and communities

The call goes out. If it beckons to you, please respond and let us know how you would like to join in this co-creation.

Jackson Wellsprings is located at 2253 Highway 99 North, For info on booths, speakers or workshops contact:

Larry Morningstar
PeaceVillageFestival@gmail.com
http://www.PeaceVillageFestival.org
541-201-8787

In partnership with:

Wellsprings

Jackson Wellsprings, a 30 acre hot springs spa located 1.5 miles from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in pastoral Ashland, Oregon specializes in mineral springs, swimming, hot water soaking and massage therapy. When you are RV and camping Oregon, Jackson Wellsprings offers a R.V. Park and tent camping. http://www.jacksonwellsprings.com/

WebSpirit is dedicated to enhancing the evolution of community through internet systems that provide communications and compassionate awareness. This includes the ongoing goal of providing complete information for activities and events, related services, personal needs, relocation integration, professional networking, and spiritual & social development. WebSpirit provides for business representation and is itself a model of “next paradigm” business. http://www.webspiritcommunity.com/

Health Research Institute

Health Research Institute is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt educational trust that promotes physical, emotional, environmental, and spiritual health. HRI combines conventional and complementary approaches to health care with a philosophy that human well-being is dependent upon a healthy environment. Through research into the use of nutritional and botanical medicines and the application of a wide range of therapeutic modalities, HRI strives to educate and benefit both local and regional communities on a non-discriminatory basis. http://www.jacksonwellsprings.com/about.htm

 

KSKQ Community Radio

We are a community owned and operated radio station with a license to build from the FCC.We are members of many local community groups with varied interests who volunteer our time to build this valuable community resource for the greater health of the Rogue Valley. http://www.kskq.org/

Peace House

Peace House is a Southern Oregon hub for education and action committed to nonviolence and justice. We maintain a multi-issue profile, flexible to the concerns of the community and giving priority to issues that will motivate activism and change.

543 S. Mountain, Ashland, OR 97520 (541) 482-9625 http://peacehouse.net

Sentient Times

Sentient Times is a free bi-monthly magazine with more than 30,000 readers, serving Northern California and Southern Oregon. Each issue includes a variety of articles on Community, the Environment, Psychology, Spirituality, Politics, Technology, Health, Business, Astrology, Herbs, Nutrition, Evolving Consciousness and Creativity. http://www.sentienttimes.com/

Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library

RVML is a volunteer-operated organization providing easy access to a variety of metaphysical, spiritual, and paranormal subjects. In addition to our lending library, RVML also organizes meetings and events including our free Video & Lecture Series. http://www.rvml.org

Thrivability Institute

thrive.jpg
We envision a world that is thriving – alive, expansive, pulsing with infinite creativity, possibilities and the sheer joy of being – in which global evolution is propelled by the conscious moment to moment choices of each individual exploring and expressing their unique passions and gifts, fully supported, reflected, and amplified in the presence of others.
Thrivability Home

The Jai Consciousness Foundation

Shazna Jai, Founder The Jai Consciousness Foundation 541-482-2301

Walk in Peace

The goal of Walk In Peace is to establish a sanctuary for elders

The Gathering Place

Bellview Community Grange

Bellview Grange 1050 Tolman Creek Road Ashland, OR 97520

Visioneers

Oregon Median Income and the Dow Jones

Two decades of so-called progress: the Dow soared but Oregon’s middle-class incomes barely budged.

Current PeaceWorker

Click on the cover graphic below to view the current PeaceWorker newspaper, Oregon PeaceWorks’ award-winning publication, as a large PDF file (approx 6 MB).

It is designed as a pdf file, easily readable with the free program Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Peace & Anti-War Links

Peace Village Festival

Peace Village Festival at Jackson Wellsprings, August 24, 25, 26

Imagine a village birthed from our shared visions, deep longings, and ancestral memories of what could be, holding a resonance of peace that informs, inspires, and activates all who enter. This village is being
conceived and built with peace, sustainability, and respect as its guiding principles. All Peace organizations and Sustainability groups in the area are invited to join in this endeavor. All religious and spiritual groups and
community organizations are also invited. Local towns and businesses will be offered opportunities to be involved through booths and sponsorships. And an invitation will go out to everyone in the valley and in the hills to come and experience and participate in Peace Village, to take part in conversations about peace, to join in wisdom circles, to listen to the wise words of the elders and the youth, to take classes at the Multi-versity, to
browse and shop at the village bazaar, to hear wondrous music, to learn and
teach, to share and converse, to dance and play, and to celebrate. The event
will be kid friendly on every level, and will honor our elders. The desire
is for the involvement of the whole community, for people of good will from
all walks of life, all ages, all lifestyles, all paths and persuasions to
come together in the spirit of peace. For through us, Peace Prevails, and
ripples forth in all directions.

* A Community Event: for and by the community
* Whole community involved: all generations, all religious and spiritual
groups, ethnicities, demographics, lifestyles
* All regional peace organizations and sustainability groups involved
* Creation of a true Peace Village for one weekend
* Honoring of elders and children, with an elders’ circle and a kids¹ circle
and kids’ activities being woven into the fabric of the village and the
event
* Invite everyone who shares our desire to Learn, Live, Lead, and Leave a
Legacy of Peace.
* Measure of Success: the quality and quantity of Peace created, shared, and
brought home with each of us to our families and communities

The call has gone out. If it beckons to you, please respond and let us know
how you would like to join in this co-creation.

Many Thanks, Many Blessings, Infinite Peace,
The Peace Village Team
mailto:PeaceVillageFestival@gmail.com
http://www.PeaceVillageFestival.org

The Peace Village Core Team
Chris Iverson, Pam Vavra, Larry Morningstar, and others

In partnership with:
Jackson Wellsprings, Peace House, and Health Research Institute

Bring Your Piece!

**********************
Larry Morningstar
Peace Village Festival ~ Aug 24, 25, 26 ~ Ashland
PeaceVillageFestival@gmail.com
http://www.PeaceVillageFestival.org
541-201-8787