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Applegate Valley Uncorked” Spring Event, May 20, 12


Tour the beautiful Applegate Valley, taste the wines from 20 wineries, paired with appetizers for a little over $2 per winery!

On May 20th  tour ALL the Applegate Valley Wineries, sip their best wines, get a barrel tasting at each, pay no tasting fees, get a commemorative wineglass AND get specially paired appetizers to boot!

A not to be missed wine tasting opportunity!  Here is what the Applegate Valley wineries will be serving you.

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May 17th, 2012

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Noble Coffee now served at Ashland Chanticleer Inn B&B


Noble Coffee  Roasting  in Ashland Oregon

Noble Coffee Roasting in Ashland Oregon

Mornings are a little different at the Chanticleer Inn. This season we start serving Noble Coffee in a new way. In the past, we only brewed organic shade-grown coffee, that has not changed!  The difference is Noble Coffee roasts their beans locally (just a few blocks away) and delivers them fresh to the inn.

This spring, I attended “Coffee 101″ seminar by Jared, owner of Noble Coffee Roasting, in which I learned much about the chemistry of coffee and recommended processes to brew a better cup of joe. After some experimentation, purchase of some equipment, and rave reviews from my springtime guests, Noble Coffee will be the “usual” at the Chanticleer Inn.

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May 15th, 2012

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Oregon Cabaret Theater: Life Could Be a Dream, 6/8 thru 8/26/12


Life Could Be A Dream  June 8– August 26

Oregon Cabaret Theater

Previews June 6 & 7

Performances Wednesday-Monday @ 8:00 Sunday Brunch matinees @ 1:00

No performance July 4 but there will be a show on July 3

A delightful follow-up to last summer’s hit The Marvelous Wonderettes, this show (also by Roger Bean) introduces the Crooning Crabcakes, the boys banned from the Wonderettes’ prom, as they prepare to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest and realize their dreams of making it to the big time. Lois arrives to put some polish on the boys. Read More

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May 8th, 2012

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KSWild hike, French Flat in the Illinois Valley, 6/2/12


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Cook’s Lomatium Wildflowers

Hike with KSWild at French Flat

French Flat is designated as an area of critical environmental concern because of its high plant diversity on rich serpentine soils. The endangered Cook’s Lomatium grows here. This is a gentle 2-mile hike across rare serpentine pine savannah.

Carpool leave Coffee Heaven in Cafe Junction at 10am.

Be prepared for all weather. Bring water and a lunch. For more hikes and details, visit: www.kswild.org/events

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May 2nd, 2012

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Hip-Hop Open Mic, 5/7/12


Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents on May 7, 12 at the Black Swan Theater: Lawson Inada, 2006–2010 Oregon Poet Laureate.

Get down like Shakespeare, flip language and be a rhyme master”

In order to explore the intersection of nexthetics (the term for hip-hop and spoken word aesthetics created at 2003 Ford Foundation Future Aesthetics conference) and classical theatre the Oregon Shakespeare Festival brings together expert practitioners and connects with community based performers. We hold educational lectures and workshops, program nexthetics based performers in the Green Show, and sponsor spoken word events.

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April 30th, 2012

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Siskiyou Field Institute: A Trip Back in Time at the Oregon Caves, 5/20/12


Date: May 20th, 2012
Location: Oregon Caves National Monument
Instructor: Lee Webb and OCNM staff
Tuition: $40
Description: In 1912, 23-year old Adah Morrison visited the Oregon Caves and took some photos of her visit. A digital collection of Adah’s photos of the Illinois Valley – including photos taken at the Oregon Caves – were donated to the Kerbyville Museum in 2011. In this class, you’ll view some those photos, introduced by Adah herself (Oregon Caves tour guide Terah Van Duesen), and then join Adah, and fellow Oregon Caves celebrity Elijah Davidson on a historic candlelight tour of the Caves.
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April 20th, 2012

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Siskiyou Field Institute: Botanizing the Klamath River Canyon, 5/18 thru 5/20/12


Dates: May 18th– 20th, 2012 Location: Orleans, CA

Camas Lily

Instructor: Wendell Wood  Tuition: $250

Kids aged 15+, Meals and/or Lodging Included

Description: Explore the botanical diversity of the Klamath River canyon while staying at the lovely Sandy Bar Ranch, in Orleans, CA. This course will provide outdoor workshops in plant identification, as students hike and explore the different habitats found in the canyon. Additional evening programs will discuss plant identification techniques, the natural history of many local plant species, and ethno-botany. Class tuition covers lodging and some meals. Enrollment is limited, so be sure to register early!

For more information about this Siskiyou Field Institute class…

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April 18th, 2012

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SOU: Lucky Stiff, 5/17 thru 6/3/12


Lucky Stiff
Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty
What would you do to fulfill the conditions of a six million dollar inheritance? Harry Witherspoon finds out that the conditions of his late uncle’s will include taking his dead body on a trip to Monte Carlo. He dutifully visits all the sights in town with Uncle Anthony, only to find that he’s being followed by three mysterious strangers. This delightful musical farce received the Richard Rodgers Award in 1988.
Director: Dennis Smith
For more details http://www.sou.edu/theatre/patronres.html Ashland Oregon Theater

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April 17th, 2012

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Siskiyou Field Institute: Amphibians & Reptiles of the Klamath-Siskiyou, 5/12/12


Date: May 12th, 2012
Location: Deer Creek Center, Selma, OR
Instructor: Michael Parker, PhD
Tuition: $50
Kids aged 10+

Description: Explore the amazing diversity of the amphibians and reptiles found in the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion. The day will begin with a classroom session, to help students learn to identify the many species of “herps” found in our region, and to learn about species distribution, ecology and conservation. Then, we’ll head into the field to visit a variety of habitats found within striking distance of the Deer Creek Center, to observe these creatures in their natural environment.
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April 12th, 2012

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Workshop: The Story in the Song Songwriting with David Berkeley, 5/12


The Story in the Song Songwriting Workshop with David Berkeley

David Berkeley

Saturday, May 12 • Time: 10am-Noon
Tickets – $35
Place: Unitarian Fellowship, 4th and C Streets, Ashland

Can a song be a springboard for a story?

Can a story inspire a song?

How do we translate our personal narratives into lyrics?

What are the narrative restraints on a song lyric?

What are the challenges and benefits of the medium?

In this 2 hour workshop by visiting author/songwriter David Berkeley, we will explore the relationship between stories and songs, between words and music, between prose and lyrics, between reality and creativity. Read More

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April 12th, 2012

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