Dance locally at benefit for the Neighborhood Garden Project

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Dance Globally benefit for the Neighborhood Garden Project will be held Saturday, April 26, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland.

The family-friendly community event will feature globally inspired dance music and a delicious dinner of homemade pizza and locally grown organic salads. Meals, beverages and treats will also be available for purchase.

Traditional Cuban Santiera drum ensemble The Asesu Drummers, World and Caribbean musician Hari and dance band The Shasta Family Fusion Rhythms will perform. The celebration will culminate with a Community Drum Circle. Attendees are encouraged to bring drums and rattles.

Handmade ceramic drums will be for sale. Participants can also find rare heirloom garden seeds from North America's very first biodynamic seed company, Aurora Farms.

Admission is $10 and children are free. Proceeds support the Neighborhood Garden Project, a city-wide sustainability initiative in Ashland. The project brings residents together to grow cooperative gardens throughout their neighborhoods. There is no cost to enroll in the project and participants receive an extensive support package, including a free on-site garden design consultation with a permaculturist or OSU Master Gardener, discounts on garden supplies and more.

The Neighborhood Garden Project is sponsored by The Ashland Wellness Guide, a directory of businesses supporting personal, community and environmental well being. For more information, visit or call 201-0372.

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