Happy holidays! Connecting Point to close at 4pm Christmas Eve and 5pm New Year’s Eve

Connecting Point's holiday hours for December 2016

Connecting Point's holiday hours for December 2016Seasons greetings from all of us here at Connecting Point! We’ll be closing early on both Christmas Eve (4pm instead of our usual 6:30) and New Year’s Eve (5pm), to give our staff a little more time with their families and friends. And yes, we are closed both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

We hope you enjoy the wonders of the season.

Bring a new, unwrapped toy to our store for Marine Corps’ ‘Toys for Tots’ donation

POSTER - USMC Reserve Toys for TotsThe Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community.

Connecting Point has a Toys for Tots collection box right at our front entrance. We invite you to contribute to this fine cause and help disadvantaged kids in the Rogue Valley.

The collection box will be in place until December 14th.

WATCH: Apple’s “Special Media Event” streams live at 10am PT today

Banner image fro Apple keynote event, September 7, 2016

Banner image fro Apple keynote event, September 7, 2016Catch the keynote live (provided you meet some pretty Apple-centric requirements—see below). No one but Tim Cook and his inner circle ever know for sure what’s going to be announced at such things, but today’s event is strongly rumored to herald the introduction of a new Apple iPhone.

If you aren’t able to watch the livestream, plenty of tech sites are liveblogging the event. Here are a few links:


Requirements: Live streaming uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later, a Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later, or a PC with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Streaming via Apple TV requires an Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software 6.2 or later or an Apple TV (4th generation).

Connecting Point proudly supports 15th Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF) | Apr. 7-11, 2016

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2016 Ashland Independent Film Festival 640x826

“The Ashland Independent Film Festival is one of those regional gems that gives me faith and hope for the future of independent cinema. Great town, great people, great atmosphere, great movies, great everything!”
Michael Tully, Director, PING PONG SUMMER

The Ashland Independent Film Festival is five days of the highest-quality independent film, held in historic Ashland, Oregon. The Washington Post called it “a dream you’ll never want to leave.” Every Spring, Southern Oregon buzzes with the excitement of the AIFF. Over 7000 film lovers gather at the historic art-deco Varsity Theatre, the Historic Ashland Armory, and other venues to watch over 90 documentary, feature, and short films over five days.

Filmmakers from around the world engage with the audience after each screening and at festival events such as Opening Night Bash, the AfterLounge, and Awards Celebration, which include local wine, beer, and gourmet food. Special guests have included Ty Burrell, Albert Maysles, Barbara Kopple, Helen Hunt, and Bruce Campbell. The Ashland Independent Film Festival: Celebrating the diversity of human experience through the art of independent film—enriching, educating and inspiring audiences of all ages.

The Oregonian newspaper’s Shawn Levy claims AIFF “offers movie lovers that same sense of being in a magical place…. Southern Oregon doesn’t have anything else like it – nor, in fact, do most places on Earth.”

Connecting Point returns for its fourth year as a Community Sponsor, providing an iMac computer and a wireless printer for the festival’s Hospitality Suite, where visiting filmmakers and other creatives can both work and relax. We urge you to support the thriving arts community in our area. Visit the AIFF website to see the rich variety of films being presented at this year’s festival. Better still, pick up some tickets and celebrate independent cinema with like-minded folks in Ashland! It all kicks off today and runs through Monday.