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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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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!

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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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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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International Migratory Bird Day, 5/12/12


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


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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April 11th, 2012

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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.

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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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