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Wordpress Beginners Workshop at CultureWorks

Here is an upcoming workshop that would be ideal for folks new to WordPress content management system:

Do You:
> Currently have your website built using WordPress, but don’t understand aspects of how it works and how to update it?
> Want to build your new website within a tight budget, and need ideas for how to create a site while staying Frugal?
> Need your Questions answered about how to use a WordPress Blog or how to integrate a Blog into your site?
> Want to understand the difference between Pages & Posts, and want to underst…and what a Plugin is & how to use it?
> Want to completely overhaul and re-structure your old site using WordPress and want to see how it works before you launch the construction of your new site?
> Feel like a Technological Luddite from 1983 and need some serious hand-holding on how to do any of this Internet / WordPress stuff?
> Want to understand WordPress like a Pro so you can use it easefully without having to go to your webdesigner to pay for minor updates?

My name is Sitka, and I am a webdesigner. I work with WordPress to build websites for clients, and I can answer many of your questions about how to understand and use WordPress for your website. WordPress is currently the most popular CMS (Content Management System) available, and is easy to use – and yet still, people have many questions about how to use it. We will go over many of the basics; from website hosting, to installing wordpress, to premium or free templates, to pages & posts, and More!! I’m available and happy to be your guide to help answer your questions and help you make sense of this user-friendly CMS. Please arrive with a LAPTOP and your Questions! We will have a Projector Display to work together to answer questions from basic to advanced; for all levels of understanding – from techno geeks to luddites from the stone age!!!

It is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY to RSVP for this class, as space is limited to 12 people!

When: Saturday December 4th @ 2pm – 5pm
Where: Culture Works
Cost: Sliding Scale – $20-$30 per person
in Ashland, OR

For More Information, Please Visit: Divine-by-Design.com
RSVP by calling Sitka: 503.333.1242  or email: info@divine-by-design.com

RVTD Transportation Hero Award

RVTD’s Transportation Options Department is now accepting nominations for its annual Transportation Hero Award!

Nominate someone in your life who you feel is a real Transportation Hero.

To qualify they simply need to walk, bike, skate, or take the bus as their primary
means of transportation.

How do I nominate my hero?

Nominations should be sent to Kat Smith at 3200 Crater Lake Ave, Medford OR 97504, or by email at k.smith@rvtd.org.

Please include the candidates name, contact information, and a short description of why you feel they should be declared the 2010 Transportation Hero.

For more info. please call 541.608.2423

Nominations are due by Friday, September 3, 2010.

RVTD's Transportation Options Department is now accepting nominations for its annual 
Transportation Hero Award!

Nominate someone in your life who you feel is a real Transportation Hero.

To qualify they simply need to walk, bike, skate, or take the bus as their primary
means of transportation.

How do I nominate my hero?

Nominations should be sent to Kat Smith at 3200 Crater Lake Ave, Medford OR 97504,
or by email at k.smith@rvtd.org. 

Please include the candidates name, contact information, and a short description of
why you feel they should be declared the 2010 Transportation Hero. 

For more info. please call 541.608.2423 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              541.608.2423      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Nominations are due by Friday, September 3, 2010.

Roy Zimmerman – Real American Tour in Ashland, May 17th

What’s funny about war, poverty, ignorance, bigotry, neo-conservatism, homophobia, greed, lust and fear? Ask Roy Zimmerman. He’s been writing satirical songs for twenty years.

The Los Angeles Times says, “Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society’s foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer.”

Zimmerman will bring his “Real American” tour to Ashland’s Unitarian Center on  Monday, May 17, the show will begin at   8 PM.

Roy Zimmerman: Real American
Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

87 4th St – Ashland, OR
$15 suggested donation

KSKQ Announces Full Power Campaign

A press conference to announce the Rogue Valley community radio’s full power campaign was held on April 28,2010 at noon in the Kids Unlimited building in Medford and many KSKQ volunteers and supporters were there to talk about what it will take to go full power in the fall and why community radio matters.  A fund raising kickoff will start May Day with a multi-cultural event to help KSKQ’s goal of going full power.

Vanessa Houk wrote up a great article for The Examiner:

Carson Bench, the programming director for KSKQ LPFM (low power fm) said,”The station will become an ice breaker between different cultural groups in the Rogue Valley.” In describing KSKQ, Bench admitted that KSKQ is largely seen as a progressive station, but he wanted it to be clear that “we have a mission statement, but we do not have an agenda.” He hopes that residents of the Rogue Valley will see that KSKQ will be what the community (and the volunteers who step up from our community) want it to be. In an age when musical access seems to be fueled by Ipods and computers he thinks that “KSKQ will create a radio revival.”

“Community Radio epitomizes the community seeking to he heard not in a commercial fashion, but in a cultural fashion which is key to a strong community,” said Jackson County Commissioner C.W Smith who shared that he has a background in radio which began when he served in the Armed Forces in Vietnam.

Ashland’s mayor, John Stromberg noted that community radio will strengthen the whole community. He listed several reasons why he thought community radio was important. “I love community radio because so often it is the thing that captures attention is the authenticity. You get to hear people say things from the heart and hear true voices of the community.”

Juan Salles spoke of his first impressions of KSKQ LPFM and how he valued the station for reaching out to the Hispanic community. “Radio is a bridge between the cultures,” he said.

On Saturday May 1, 2010 you are invited to celebrate community radio for the Rogue Valley. Visit Kids Unlimited Vibes Main 1 for an exciting evening of live music, delicious food, soft drinks beer and wine. This all ages event will begin at 8 pm and go until 2 am, so you’ll want to have your dancing shoes ready! The lineup includes Salsa Brava, Kandela Show and Banda Nevada and intermingled among the live music you can look forward to performances by Ballet Folklorico, GJC Break Dancers, the Jefferson State Rollers and DJ EH2010.

Tickets are $20 and children 11 and under are admitted free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

George Mann & Mark Ross at The Caldera Taphouse

George Mann is a New York City-based labor activist and organizer who has toured for many years and produced the “Hail To The Thief!” anti-Bush CD compilation series.  His newest release is the veterans compilation “Until You Come Home” songs for veterans and their kin.

George Mann

George will be joined by Mark Ross, America’s most famous unknown folksinger, storyteller, caronteur and multi-instrumentalist.

Mark Ross

Learning to play about a dozen instruments; guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, mandolin, Hawaiian guitar, autoharp, jews’ harp, bass, dulcimer, tenor guitar, & 12-string guitar(it really is a different instrument), all with varying degrees of proficiency, Mark has sung all across the continental U.S. in bar rooms, ball rooms, coffeehouses, union halls, hobo jungles, kitchens & living rooms, bedrooms, grade schools, colleges & universities (guest lecturing on American folk music, railroad songs, labor songs and the History of American Labor and radical politics), folk festivals, concert halls, street corners, railroad stations, and bus depots.

Thursday, April 15 at 8 PM in Ashland, OR — The Caldera Taphouse, 31 Water Street (541-482-HOPS); George in Concert with Mark Ross. Sponsored by Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice and Southern Oregon Labor Council.
Suggested donation $5 – $10, all welcome, no one turned away for lack of funds.