Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 28th, 2012 | 0 CommentsDates: March 31st, 2012 Location: Deer Creek Center, Selma, OR Instructor: Daniel Newberry and Bruce Kiser Tuition: $50 Naturalist Certificate, kids aged 10+ Description: Edible wild plants fascinate everyone, from the adventurer interested in learning wilderness survival strategies to the cook who wants to learn to prepare a meal from something new and different. In this class, you’ll learn how to identify common local plants, learn responsible wildcrafting procedures – most important of all - how to avoid poisonous plants. The class will finish with a feast that includes the fruits of our harvest in the field. For more information on the Siskiyou Field Institute and to sign up click here
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 28th, 2012 | 0 CommentsKlamath Bird Observatory bird walk in Touvelle State Park and Denman WMA [caption id="attachment_2046" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Belted Kingfisher"][/caption] When: Saturday, Mar 10, 2012 Where: Meet at 8:00 am at Wild Birds Unlimited in Medford Join birding guide and KBO board member Harry Fuller for a trip to this diverse habitat along the Rogue River. We will look for Great Blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Common Merganser, and Bald Eagle along the riparian corridor. We will also look for birds in the adjacent upland habitats, including Bewick’s Wren, Wrentit, Red-breasted Sapsucker, and California Quail. Meet at 8:00 am at Wild Birds Unlimited in Medford. Limited to 15 participants. To register, call (541) 770-1104.
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 28th, 2012 | 0 CommentsKlamath Bird Observatory guides bird walk at Emigrant Lake [caption id="attachment_2041" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Titmouse, photo by Ellen"][/caption] When: Sat, March 3, 8am – 12pm Join KBO contractor, volunteer and local bird expert Frank Lospalluto for an exploration of the habitats at Emigrant Lake. This popular local birding spot hosts wintering ducks and shorebirds, as well as Bald Eagle, Osprey, and, if we’re lucky, Golden Eagle. We’ll also look for woodpeckers, Oak Titmouse, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, many wintering sparrows, and other birds that inhabit the unique oak woodland and shrub habitats surrounding the lake. Meet at 8:00 am at the Northwest Nature Shop in Ashland. Limited to 15 participants. To register, call 541-482-3241.
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 24th, 2012 | 0 CommentsBryophytes (mosses, liverworts, and hornworts) are tiny but important components of Pacific Northwest ecosystems. The Klamath/Siskiyou bioregion supports an amazing diversity of these fascinating non-vascular plants. In this class, students will learn about the basic biology and ecology of bryophytes, and will also learn to identify common species in the field. Class time will be divided between lectures, lab, and field trips. Date: March 24th and 25th, 2012 Location: Deer Creek Center, Selma, OR Instructor: Scot Loring Tuition: $100 Naturalist Certificate Click here to sign up for this Siskiyou Field Institute class.
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 21st, 2012 | 0 CommentsGypsy plays at the Camelot Theater in Talent Oregon -- March 21 - April 22 [caption id="attachment_2008" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Gypsy at the Camelot Theater, Talent Oregon"][/caption] Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Arthur Laurents, suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee. This Tony Award winner is a gripping story of one of the most frightening aspects of show business: the stage mother! The story starts in Seattle with Mama Rose pushing her two daughters into Uncle Jocko's Kiddie Show. June, her mother feels, is the most likely to become a star. Louise is plain and quiet and stands meekly in her sister's shadow. Along the way, Rose meets Herbie, a theatrical agent, and hires him as their manager. (more…)
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 20th, 2012 | 0 Comments[caption id="attachment_1974" align="alignright" width="150" caption="ePublishing Workshop"][/caption] Ashland Mystery Readers Group sponsors an ePublishing workshop on Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 12-4 at the Ashland Public Library, Ashland, OR Join mystery readers and writers to find out about the ins and outs of ePublishing. From editorial and marketing, to production, you'll learn about ePublishing from successful Pacific Northwest authors and expert publishers working right here in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon. (more…)
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 20th, 2012 | 0 Comments[caption id="attachment_1970" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Ashland Mystery Readers Group"][/caption]At the Bookwagon, Saturday March 17, 2012 6pm LJ Sellers printed The Sex Club in 2007. It was a controversial thriller that opened with the bombing of a birth control clinic, a young woman dead in a dumpster and, as Sellers says, a Bible study group that shared more than Good News. Who knew that Sellers’ first quiet effort would be followed by a series so successful that she can now write full time. For more information go to Ashland Mystery Readers Group
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Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 9th, 2012 | 0 Comments[caption id="attachment_1696" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Fly Rods for Sale"][/caption] Calling all Fly Fishing enthusiasts! This is an excellent opportunity to get into some great used gear at great prices! Event begins at 10 am and as in previous years there will be goodies & coffee on hand. Will Johnson says he's got quite a few rods to put out from Sage, Redington & more as well as reels from top manufacturers. Gear bags, fly tying materials and tools, and loads of fly lines - spey & single hand, fly boxes, travel tubes, clothing. (more…)
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 1st, 2012 | 0 CommentsA Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare Hoping to elope, imperiled lovers Hermia and Lysander flee to the forest of Athens, pursued by Hermia’s jilted fiancé Demetrius and his pining ex-girlfriend Helena. Hi-jinks ensue when the four cross paths with feuding fairy royalty, a mischievous sprite named Puck, and a troupe of overmatched amateur thespians, (mis)led by a vainglorious ass named Bottom. Director: David McCandless For more details www.sou.edu/theatre/raccoon.html in Ashland Oregon theater