The end of July and the beginning of August are proving to be exciting times here at Paddington!
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!