Bird Taxonomy and Diversity Class

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: May 23rd, 2012 | 0 Comments

Birding Klamath with Pepper Trail, PhD. "Bird Taxonomy and Diversity" [caption id="attachment_2030" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Audubon's Warbler photo by David Hodkinson"]Birding Klamath[/caption] Dates: June 23rd and 24th, 2012, Tuition: $100 Location: Ashland, OR Instructor: Pepper Trail Description: Hone your identification skills and explore the relationships among groups of birds in this lab and field course. On Saturday, join Pepper Trail, Ph.D., for a day in the lab at SOU, where you’ll refresh your taxonomic know-how, look at identifying characteristics, and discuss their ecological significance. On Sunday, the class will travel to the Klamath Basin, one of the richest birding sites in Oregon, to practice identifying species in the field. Pepper Trail, PhD has studied bird behavior and conservation around the world with the support of the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institution, and other groups. He works as the ornithologist at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife Forensics Lab in Ashland. For more information go the Siskiyou Field Institute's website.

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Camelot Theater: “1776”, 6/20 thru 7/22/12

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

1776 June 20 - July 22

Book by Peter Stone, Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards, based on a concept by Sherman Edwards

The seminal event in American history blazes to vivid life in this most unconventional of Broadway hits. It's the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence, if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! Follow John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the second Continental Congress to vote for independence by signing the Declaration of Independence. 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty and ultimately noble figures determined to do the right thing for our fledgling nation.

For more information on the theater near Ashland Oregon the Camelot Theater

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Camelot Conservatory: Anything Goes, 6/20 thru 7/22/12

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

ANYTHING GOES June 20 - July 22, 2012 Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, Book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Songs include “Anything goes,” “Delovely,” ‘and “I Get a Kick Out of You.” Camelot Theater, a semi-professional company renowned for performing high-quality plays, musicals, and musical events year round. Theater near Ashland Oregon

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Roam the Rogue” Saturday, May 26, 12

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

"Roam the Rogue" a Spring Passport Tour

You're invited to join a self-guided tour of the Upper Rogue Valley Vintners on Saturday, May 26th from 10am to 5pm for a Passport Winery Tour! Come visit the Upper Rogue wine  makers as each of the Upper Rogue Valley winemakers introduce their newest wines and share their creative inspiration while pairing delicious appetizers. For more details and a list of the wineries, go to the Roam the Rogue website.

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Applegate Valley Uncorked” Spring Event, May 20, 12

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Tour the beautiful Applegate Valley, taste the wines from 20 wineries, paired with appetizers for a little over $2 per winery!

On May 20th  tour ALL the Applegate Valley Wineries, sip their best wines, get a barrel tasting at each, pay no tasting fees, get a commemorative wineglass AND get specially paired appetizers to boot! A not to be missed wine tasting opportunity!  Here is what the Applegate Valley wineries will be serving you.

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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

[caption id="attachment_2273" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Cook's Lomatium Wildflowers"]wildflowers[/caption]

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

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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

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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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