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SOU Theater: La Terrasse, 5/10 thru 5/20/12


La Terrasse by Jean-Claude Carrière
May 10 thru May 20, 12
Translated and adapted by Eva Harris and Francine Le Roux
Pacific Northwest premiere! Love is hard, but real estate is impossible. La Terrasse (The Terrace) is a wildly funny, absurdist farce of dissolving marriages, job-hunting, traffic jams, and house-hunting in our increasingly disconnected modern life. If something can go wrong, it will go wrong in this comedy of manners – but is anything really wrong? Playwright Jean-Claude Carrière won an Academy Award for his screenplay The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
Director: Jackie Apodaca
For more details on Ashland Oregon Theater at SOU http://www.sou.edu/theatre/patronres.html

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April 10th, 2012

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Siskiyou Field Institute: Seabirds & Marine Mammals of the Redwood Coast, 5/5/12


Steller Sealions

Date: May 5th, 2012

Location: near Crescent City, CA

Instructor: Keith Bensen 

Tuition: $50

2 hikers, Naturalist Certificate

Description: The central portion of Redwood National and State Parks’ Coastal Trail runs along a spectacular unroaded section of California’s north coast. This field-based class follows the Coastal Trail; observing the state’s fourth largest seabird colony, watching foraging seabirds and migrating gray whales, and visiting a rookery for the threatened Steller’s sea lion and the mouth of the Klamath River, where three other species of pinniped often feed. Read More

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April 5th, 2012

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The Science of Wine, Workshop and Gala, 5/4/12 & 5/5/12


The 9th Annual Science of Wine — Focus on Oregon Wine

Sponsored by The City of Ashland, The Erath Foundation, and Royce Real Estate, proceeds benefit Science Works educational programs.

Go here for tickets

Winemakers’ Dinner and Live Auction

Thursday, May 3rd, 6 – 10pm Location: Ashland Springs Hotel  212 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520

Tickets: $75–85 (non-members)

An elegant and delicious evening at the Ashland Springs Hotel featuring 7 World of Wine award-winning wines expertly paired with dishes prepared by renowned area chefs.

Evening of Exploration

Friday, May 4th, 6:30 – 9pm Location; ScienceWorks Museum 1500 E. Main St. Ashland

Tickets: $15–20 (non-members)

Guests choose from The Art and Science of Barrels & Wine with Phil Burton of Barrel Builders and John Quinones of RoxyAnn Winery, Wine-Tasting 101 of French Varietals with Ron Stringfield of Galaxy Wine Distributors and Fermentation Transformation with winemaker Linda Donovan. Includes paired food and wine reception. Limited seating. Read More

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April 3rd, 2012

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Camelot Theater: The King of City Island, 5/2 thru 5/27/12


The King of City Island by James Geoghan

Plays May 2 – 27

Taking place in City Island, the Bronx, this funny and poignant play looks at petty gangsters, relationships, self-esteem and Tai Chi, but most importantly, it examines who we need to become in our relationships in order to truly love another person.

Geoghan’s characters simply all have heart, and they are impossible not to care about.” — Heather Zimmerman, San Jose Metro.

For more information on the Camelot Theater in Talent Oregon

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April 2nd, 2012

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Siskiyou Field Institute: Shorebirds of the Klamath Coast, 4/28/12


Date: April 28th, 2012

Location: Crescent City, CA  Instructor: Gary Bloomfield

Tuition: $50  Naturalist Certificate, kids aged 12+

Description: This course begins with a field trip that visits Crescent City Harbor, moves along the rocky coast at low tide towards Point St. George, and finishes up at Lake Tolowa. We’ll seek out migrating and resident shorebirds: Black Oystercatcher, Black-bellied Plover, Wimbrel, Dunlin, Greater Yellowlegs, Black Turnstone, Surfbird, and more. After the field portion of the class, there will be a multimedia presentation focusing on the identification and biology of the shorebirds of the Klamath coast.

For more information on this Siskiyou Field Institute class …

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March 28th, 2012

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Mount Ashland, one of 50 best wildflower sites in the world


Wildflowers of Mount Ashland

Mount Ashland

Fritillaria

Bob Gibbons, author of Wildflower Wonders: The 50 Best Wildflower Sites in the World (Princeton University Press, $27.95) lists Mount Ashland as one of the 50 best wildflower sites.

Here’s what USAToday article says about Mount Ashland, Oregon

This southern Oregon peak lords over sprawling Klamath-Siskiyou region, home to 3,500 plant species, including lilies and orchids. While you’ll find peak blooms from late June through August, something should be blossoming between April and October. “It’s a wonderful flowery place,” Gibbons says.”

Mount Ashland is one of my favorite places to hike in the late summer.  When all the wildflowers are gone from the valley, Mount Ashland flowers are still splendid and abundant.  Drive to the Mount Ashland ski resort, drive through the parking lot toward Grouse Gap.  The road bisects sloping meadows of wild flowers and the native bees and humming birds with extra vigor buzzing about.

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March 26th, 2012

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Play Reading: The Government Inspector, 3/24/12


 

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Nikolai Gogol

Oregon Shakespeare Festival‘s play reading: “The Government Inspector” by Nikolai Gogol, adapted by Oded Gross

Saturday, March 24 at 10:00 am in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Angus Bowmer Theatre
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Tickets: $9; members $8; youths (6–17) $7.

Reading directed by the Phil Killian Fellow in Directing, Nelson T. Eusebio, III

In Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector, 
a simple case of mistaken identity catapults the unemployed Khlestakov 
from desperate straits to new fortune and questionable power. In a new 
adaptation with influences from Monty Python and Brazil, Oded Gross 
styles Gogol’s iconic 19th century satire with a fresh Great Recession 
take.

Gross’s adaptation is being developed for a world premiere 
co-production by The Theatre @ Boston Court and Furious Theatre Company, 
Pasadena, California, to be directed by Stefan Novinski in the Summer 
of 2012.

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March 22nd, 2012

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Caught in the Act! Wildlife Drama at the Chanticleer Inn


Squirrel atop a woodpecker's granary at the Chanticleer Inn

Squirrel atop a woodpecker’s granary at the Chanticleer Inn

Caught in the act! Out of the Chanticleer Inn B&B’s breakfast window, I witnessed a squirrel stealing some acorns out of the neighborhood Acorn Woodpeckers’ granary.

This picture, taken by my mobile phone, shows him munching on the top of the electric pole the woodpeckers use for granary. A few minutes later 2 woodpeckers chased him away.

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March 19th, 2012

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Southern Oregon Repertory Singers: Ancient Voices, 4/14 & 4/15/12


Live Music in Ashland Oregon

Ancient Voices

Saturday, April 14, 2012 – 7:30 pm

Sunday, April 15, 2012 – 3:00 pm

SOU Music Recital Hall, S. Mountain Avenue, Ashland

Free pre-concert lecture one hour prior to each performance

Tickets: $20, $5 students with ID

The ancient songs of the church have captivated and inspired composers since the very beginnings of western music, and this concert will explore a variety of modern takes on these beautiful ancient melodies. Read More

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March 14th, 2012

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Siskiyou Field Institute: Introduction to Lichens, 4/14 & 4/15/12


Lichen

Dates: April 14th and 15th, 2012
Location: Deer Creek Center, Selma, OR

Instructor: Daphne Stone, PhD
Tuition: $150
Beginner/Intermediate level class, Naturalist Certificate
Description: Discover the wonderful and complex world of lichens! We’ll collect lichens from the meadows and forests around Deer Creek Center and then return to the classroom to identify and preserve specimens; examining their structures and learning terminology needed to discuss the basics of lichen identification. Students will learn to key lichens using Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest. You’ll complete this class with a small personal lichen reference collection to further your lichen studies.
For more information click here.

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March 14th, 2012

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