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

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 20th, 2012 | 0 Comments

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. For more information click here

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

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 18th, 2012 | 1 Comments

Dates: May 18th– 20th, 2012 Location: Orleans, CA [caption id="attachment_1431" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Camas Lily"][/caption] 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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SOU: Lucky Stiff, 5/17 thru 6/3/12

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 17th, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 Ashland Oregon Theater

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

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 12th, 2012 | 0 Comments

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. For more information click here

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

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 12th, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Story in the Song Songwriting Workshop with David Berkeley [caption id="attachment_1631" align="alignright" width="204" caption="David Berkeley"][/caption] 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. (more…)

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International Migratory Bird Day, 5/12/12

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 12th, 2012 | 0 Comments

International Migratory Bird Day-Ashland and Klamath Falls, OR When: Saturday, May 12, 2012 Where: Ashland and Klamath Falls, OR
Join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of International Migratory Bird Day with this year’s theme of Connecting People to Bird Conservation!
As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations, the annual bird conservation theme will focus on 20 ways people may help preserve birds every day.
Join us on May 12th at North Mountain Park in Ashland, OR, or at Veteran’s Park in Klamath Falls, OR. For more information, visit Rogue Valley Bird Day.

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David Berkeley, Singer/Songwriter, 5/11

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 11th, 2012 | 0 Comments

David Berkeley, Singer/Songwriter Friday, May 11, 2012 • 8pm Tickets: $18/advance, $20/door, $10/teens 12-17, children under 12 are free with paying adult. Unitarian Fellowship, 4th and C Streets, Ashland Along with his songs from his 4th CD Some Kind of Cure, David Berkeley will read excerpts from the accompanying book 140 Goats and A Guitar. David Berkeley is a romantic realist, known for his ability to look at the human condition in all its complexity and give us luminous songs full of sunshine and anguish, melancholy and delight. He brings the people and situations he sings about to vibrant life with a warm, rich tenor that often slips into an aching falsetto to underline the overwhelming emotions that can move us to tears or laughter. In concert, Berkeley wins crowds over with his low-key charisma and hilarious between song banter. He usually introduces songs with long, intricate anecdotes and branching commentaries, using a manner that's more front porch than show biz, relaxing people without any apparent effort to be funny, a difficult balance to achieve. He weaves together fact, fiction and hyperbole into stories that often leave audiences in hysterics without resorting to obvious punch lines. His on stage narratives rarely repeat themselves and are full of the same astutely observed details that propel his songs. For more information, please go to St Clair Productions

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

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 10th, 2012 | 0 Comments

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

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

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 5th, 2012 | 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_1715" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Steller Sealions"][/caption] 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. (more…)

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

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 3rd, 2012 | 0 Comments

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. (more…)

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