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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Camelot Theater: The King of City Island, 5/2 thru 5/27/12

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

The King of City Island by James Geoghan Plays May 2 - 27

Taking place in City Island, the Bronx, this funny and poignant play looks at petty gangsters, relationships, self-esteem and Tai Chi, but most importantly, it examines who we need to become in our relationships in order to truly love another person.

Geoghan's characters simply all have heart, and they are impossible not to care about.” — Heather Zimmerman, San Jose Metro.

For more information on the Camelot Theater in Talent Oregon

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Siskiyou Field Institute: Shorebirds of the Klamath Coast, 4/28/12

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 28th, 2012 | 0 Comments

Date: April 28th, 2012 Location: Crescent City, CA  Instructor: Gary Bloomfield Tuition: $50  Naturalist Certificate, kids aged 12+ Description: This course begins with a field trip that visits Crescent City Harbor, moves along the rocky coast at low tide towards Point St. George, and finishes up at Lake Tolowa. We’ll seek out migrating and resident shorebirds: Black Oystercatcher, Black-bellied Plover, Wimbrel, Dunlin, Greater Yellowlegs, Black Turnstone, Surfbird, and more. After the field portion of the class, there will be a multimedia presentation focusing on the identification and biology of the shorebirds of the Klamath coast. For more information on this Siskiyou Field Institute class ...

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Mount Ashland, one of 50 best wildflower sites in the world

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 26th, 2012 | 0 Comments

Wildflowers of Mount Ashland

[caption id="attachment_2268" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Fritillaria"]Mount Ashland[/caption] Bob Gibbons, author of Wildflower Wonders: The 50 Best Wildflower Sites in the World (Princeton University Press, $27.95) lists Mount Ashland as one of the 50 best wildflower sites. Here's what USAToday article says about Mount Ashland, Oregon "This southern Oregon peak lords over sprawling Klamath-Siskiyou region, home to 3,500 plant species, including lilies and orchids. While you'll find peak blooms from late June through August, something should be blossoming between April and October. "It's a wonderful flowery place," Gibbons says." Mount Ashland is one of my favorite places to hike in the late summer.  When all the wildflowers are gone from the valley, Mount Ashland flowers are still splendid and abundant.  Drive to the Mount Ashland ski resort, drive through the parking lot toward Grouse Gap.  The road bisects sloping meadows of wild flowers and the native bees and humming birds with extra vigor buzzing about.

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Play Reading: The Government Inspector, 3/24/12

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 22nd, 2012 | 0 Comments

  [caption id="attachment_2260" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Nikolai Gogol"]Oregon Shakespeare Festival[/caption] Oregon Shakespeare Festival's play reading: "The Government Inspector" by Nikolai Gogol, adapted by Oded Gross Saturday, March 24 at 10:00 am in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Angus Bowmer Theatre
, Tickets: $9; members $8; youths (6-17) $7. Reading directed by the Phil Killian Fellow in Directing, Nelson T. Eusebio, III In Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector, 
a simple case of mistaken identity catapults the unemployed Khlestakov 
from desperate straits to new fortune and questionable power. In a new 
adaptation with influences from Monty Python and Brazil, Oded Gross 
styles Gogol’s iconic 19th century satire with a fresh Great Recession 
take. Gross's adaptation is being developed for a world premiere 
co-production by The Theatre @ Boston Court and Furious Theatre Company, 
Pasadena, California, to be directed by Stefan Novinski in the Summer 
of 2012.

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Caught in the Act! Wildlife Drama at the Chanticleer Inn

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 19th, 2012 | 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_2246" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Squirrel atop a woodpecker's granary at the Chanticleer Inn"]Squirrel atop a woodpecker's granary at the Chanticleer Inn[/caption] Caught in the act! Out of the Chanticleer Inn B&B's breakfast window, I witnessed a squirrel stealing some acorns out of the neighborhood Acorn Woodpeckers' granary. This picture, taken by my mobile phone, shows him munching on the top of the electric pole the woodpeckers use for granary. A few minutes later 2 woodpeckers chased him away.

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Southern Oregon Repertory Singers: Ancient Voices, 4/14 & 4/15/12

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 14th, 2012 | 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_1319" align="alignright" width="300"] Live Music in Ashland Oregon[/caption] Ancient Voices Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 7:30 pm Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 3:00 pm SOU Music Recital Hall, S. Mountain Avenue, Ashland Free pre-concert lecture one hour prior to each performance Tickets: $20, $5 students with ID The ancient songs of the church have captivated and inspired composers since the very beginnings of western music, and this concert will explore a variety of modern takes on these beautiful ancient melodies. (more…)

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Siskiyou Field Institute: Introduction to Lichens, 4/14 & 4/15/12

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 14th, 2012 | 0 Comments

Dates: April 14th and 15th, 2012 Location: Deer Creek Center, Selma, OR Instructor: Daphne Stone, PhD Tuition: $150 Beginner/Intermediate level class, Naturalist Certificate Description: Discover the wonderful and complex world of lichens! We’ll collect lichens from the meadows and forests around Deer Creek Center and then return to the classroom to identify and preserve specimens; examining their structures and learning terminology needed to discuss the basics of lichen identification. Students will learn to key lichens using Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest. You’ll complete this class with a small personal lichen reference collection to further your lichen studies. For more information click here.

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