July 31st is Harry Potter Day here in Ashland!
Harry Potter Fans, Rejoice!!!! It’s that time of year again, it’s Harry Potter’s Birthday!
We will be co-hosting Ashland’s Annual Harry Potter Birthday Party! Together with TreeHouse, Yogurt Hut, Black Sheep and so many other downtown friends, we will be celebrating in true Hogwarts style! Paddington will be turning part of our lower level into Professor Snape’s Potions Dungeon! Our very own potions mistress (and possibly an infamous guest!) will be helping our little (and not so little) wizards and witches create enchanted slime!!!
Stop by and visit all of our wizarding friends, it’s going to be a day to remember!
August 3rd will be a WILD First Friday for our Inspired By Oregon location!
We are excited to be hosting a Round Up for SOAR (Southern Oregon Animal Rehabilitation) Wildlife Center! SOAR is dedicated to advancing wildlife rehabilitation while preserving wildlife in nature and providing public education to foster the peaceful coexistence between humans and wildlife. They will, unfortunately, be closing their doors this August due to lack of funding.
Heather, one of our fantastic sales associates at Inspired By Oregon, has been working for SOAR and brought their cause to our attention. The monies raised during our First Friday event will go directly to them and will help feed and house these vulnerable animals for a few weeks longer.
Heather and her co-workers will be bringing Majik the crow! He is a well adapted crow who enjoys being around humans and is always happy to pose for a picture with his fans. There will also be a few raffle prizes to be won. For a small monetary donation, you can enter to win a one of a kind painting done by one of the animals being rehabilitated by SOAR or a hand-crafted Douglas Fir Bark item. (It could be a pen, a knife, a wine stopper- the possibilities are endless!)
We hope to see you then!
There are many other exciting events coming up at all three of our locations! Stay tuned for more news!
Items have been purchased and put aside, a tent and banner have been ordered and tables have been dusted off! That means only one thing- our newest pop up venture is in the works! Pam and Kelly have hand picked several items to be in the pop up store, Lisa has ordered a new banner and Joelle has already planned out what our booth will look like. Stop by and say hello as you make your way through all the fun!
Most people think of the parade or the amazing fly over when asked about Ashland’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration. This year, the Paddington Family can only focus on one part- the booths in the park! That’s right!! We are excited to spend part of our work day in the middle of the fun, exciting and busy parade after party.
An added bit of fun has been thrown into the mix- a punch card good for a FREE necklace!! Visit all 4 of our locations this 4th of July, get a punch at every location and get your prize.
Stop by and say hello as you make your way through all the fun!
Saturday, June 9th
1:30pm to 4:00pm • Downtown Ashland
Coordinated by the Ashland Chamber of Commerce in partnership with participating downtown Merchants.
BEGIN at Paddington Station: Inspired by Oregon to decorate your Bag. Pick-up your Map on June 9th at one of the Merchants shown.
The Paddington Station: Inspired By Oregon is excited to announce that they will be hosting First Friday, on April 6th from 5pm to 8pm!
We will be welcoming Chef Jay from Shibumi- a balsamic vinegar reduction, the perfect addition to any of your favorite foods! This tasty and versatile reduction is made locally in Talent, Oregon. Vanessa from Edenvale Winey will also join us! She will be pouring their New Pear Cider, along with their ever popular Midsummer’s Cuvee and Heritage Red Blend.
We look forward to seeing you there!