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Noble Coffee now served at Ashland Chanticleer Inn B&B

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: May 15th, 2012 | 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_2418" align="alignright" width="48" caption="Noble Coffee Roasting in Ashland Oregon"]Noble Coffee  Roasting  in Ashland Oregon[/caption] 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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Oregon Cabaret Theater: Life Could Be a Dream, 6/8 thru 8/26/12

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: May 8th, 2012 | 0 Comments

Life Could Be A Dream  June 8- August 26 [caption id="attachment_1454" align="alignright" width="250" caption="Oregon Cabaret Theater"][/caption] 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. (more…)

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

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: May 2nd, 2012 | 0 Comments

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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:

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

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 30th, 2012 | 0 Comments

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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Siskiyou Field Institute: Ecological Restoration, 5/12/12

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

Date: May 12th, 2012 Location: TBA  Instructor: Luke Ruediger  Tuition: $50 Naturalist Certificate Description: If you’ve read about local ecological restoration projects and wondered how they actually work, you’ll want to take this class. Students will visit a forest restoration site in the Upper Applegate Valley, where forests have been thinned to increase health and resilience; and then visit a prescribed burn on National Forest lands. While onsite, class discussions will cover topics including fire ecology, forest restoration, indigenous land management, land stewardship, historical ecology, and forest ecology. For more information on this Siskiyou Field Institute class, click here

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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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