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Rogue Valley World of Wine Festival


Premier Rogue Valley wine festival “World of Wine Festival” turns 10!

World of Wine Festival

World of Wine Festival

World of Wine Festival is: four days of wine, food and more; 60-plus wineries, expanded clinics, culminating with the Grand Tasting event!

The festival promotes not just the fabulous wines of Southern Oregon, but all of Southern Oregon by creating an exciting and unique event that ties together local businesses and the community.

For more information about the World of Wine Festival in the Rogue Valley.

Last year’s festival was very successful, with 85% of Southern Oregon wineries attending! Vintners and growers came from all over Southern Oregon and expressed their delight in the activities, and their desire to return this year.

 

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Camelot Theatre: Woody Gutherie’s American Song, 8/8/12 thru 9/9/12


WOODY GUTHRIE’S AMERICAN SONG, August 8 – September 9, 2012

Songs and Writings by Woody Guthrie, Conceived and Adapted by Peter Glazer.

An exuberant musical celebration of America, Woody Guthrie’s American Song tells the life of the rambling folk singer through his words and music. The musical follows Guthrie as he travels from the Dust Bowl to California and east to New York City. After its debut in 1989, the musical traveled all over America to rave reviews. Twenty-two songs include, This Land is Your Land, Pastures of Plenty, Deportees and Bound for Glory.

“…the high beauty and the earthly humor of Guthrie’s love affair with America.” — The New York Times.

Camelot Theatre, a semi-professional company renowned for performing high-quality plays, musicals, and musical events year round. Near Ashland, Oregon

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Play Reading “8”, 8/5/12


Oregon Shakespeare Festival Play Reading “8” by Dustin Lance Black

Sunday, August 5, 12 at 8:30 pm in the New Theatre

“8” is based on court transcripts and interviews and chronicles the historic 2010 federal court case Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, which sought to overturn Proposition 8. The reading has renewed relevance in light of  the recent decision on February 7, 2012, when a federal appeals court overturned Proposition 8, ruling that Californians took away a right from a minority group without justification when they approved the 2008 ban on same-sex marriage. The reading is among those sponsored by American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact.

All tickets for this reading are $5.00 and will be donated to AFER. To order tickets, click the date of the play reading on calendar to the right or call 800-219-8161.

Cast lists for the readings will be posted when information is available.

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Another Limerick from a Chanticleer Inn Guest


Gotta love Chanticleer Inn guests!

While taking a reservation, I glibly asked for a limerick about her little dachshunds, and here’s what I got:

There once were 2 dachshunds so naughty
One pretty and sweet, and one haughty
Come here said their master a little bit faster
but they couldn’t their legs were so shorty

Lucky me for creative, fun visitors to the Chanticleer Inn!

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Baby Fawn at the door of the Chanticleer Inn


At the door!

Chanticleer Inn: a deer nursery!

It’s fawning time in Ashland.  A doe left a fawn at the front door — literally on the Chanticleer Inn B&B’s porch.

Mother deer will leave the fawns in order to browse and feed, and will later return to them.

Most of the time, the fawn is safely sequestered in tall grass or under a bush. Being so new fawns have no scent for predators to catch a whiff of, and the spots help camouflage the baby.  The deer in Ashland are so accustomed to humans, they leave them on sidewalks, in alleys, and now apparently at front doors.

The fawn is just left of the door in the corner.

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Travel Video: Ashland Oregon Bed and Breakfast


Travel Video and Blog of Chanticleer Inn in Ashland Oregon Bed and Breakfast

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Travel bloggers, Chris and Tawny produced a video of their stay at the Chanticleer Inn in Ashland Oregon bed and breakfast. View the video here.

I truly enjoyed hosting Chris (aka the Captain) and Tawny. For more of their trip in Ashland, check out their blog! Chances are we’ll see more of them and their work as they are planning to return to Southern Oregon later this year. 

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A Limerick from the Chanticleer Inn Guest Book


Well, this is a Chanticleer Inn first.  I have never shared a guest book entry, but I’ve never had a guest pen a limerick either.

6/10/12

Of the lodge keeper all know as  Ellen

We find ourselves practically yellin

How she runs this great inn

(Nothing comes from a tin!)

How she does it alone,

there’s no tellin

 

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Discount tickets to “World of Wine” Grand Tasting Event


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World of Wine Festival

Chanticleer Inn B&B guests may purchase discounted tickets to the World of Wine Festival’s Grand Tasting event.

Grand Tasting evening is on August 25th from 6:00-9:00pm.

For more information about all 4 days of  the World Wine of Festival: http://worldofwinefestival.com

Chanticleer Inn guests may purchase tickets at $65 (list price $75), offer good until June 30th,

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Chanticleer Garden


Exclusively for the Chanticleer Garden…

Manure for the Chanticleer Garden

Only the best for the Chanticleer Garden!

The unending quest for the best ways to amend soil and feed plants in the Chanticleer garden has taken ‘au naturel’ organic to a new level.

Some friends bring a bottle of wine, some might bring flowers, but truly thoughtful friends consider what is most important to a hostess, those friends, of course, bring cow manure for the Chanticleer garden!

Exclusively for the Chanticleer garden, meticulously gathered, carefully packaged and labeled, and specially delivered from the lush green Roseburg, Oregon pastures. Just the thing to warm the cockles of a gardener’s heart!

“That’s No Bull!”

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Ashland Contemporary Theatre at Paschal’s


“Once in a Blue Moon” Ashland Contemporary Theatre presents 3 outrageously funny comedies, June 9 & 10

Usually Ashland Contemporary Theatre puts on play readings, but this time their production is three comedies by established writers out at Paschal Winery on June 9th and 10th.

The highlight play is “Wanda’s Visit” by Christopher Durang.  Imagine when Wanda, Jim’s hot, but shady ex-high school sweetheart, shows up for an extended stay, what hilarious mayhem ensues that rocks his stable marriage.

Directed by Evalyn Hansen, the cast includes: Lyda Woods (as Wanda), Maria Ciamaichelo, Daureen Collodel, Eric Epstein, Joe Suste, Jesse Lawson, and Christopher Morton.

The other two plays range from witty and poignant to absurdly hysterical.

Performances are at Paschal Winery in Talent (1122 Suncrest Rd.  Take exit 21 and follow the signs.):

Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 3pm and 8pm  and  Sunday, June 10 at 3pm at Paschal Winery in Talent.
Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at Paddington Station in Ashland and Grocery Outlet in Medford or online at www.ashlandcontemporarytheatre.org.  Reservations: 541-646-2971.

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