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Klamath Bird Observatory teaches Birding Basics, 5/2/12


Birding Basics, hosted by Klamath Bird Observatory

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Female evening grosbeak, photo by Samantha Franks

When: Wed, May 2, 7pm – 9pm

Where: North Mountain Park Nature Center

Ever wanted to get involved with bird watching, but don’t know where to start? In this fun evening class we will review the basics of birding: where to go, when to go, and what to look for. We will discuss the basics of bird anatomy, bird ID and bird behavior, and will view photos of Ashland’s most common birds.

We will practice our ID skills with an interactive Power point presentation. Finally, we will provide an overview and recommendations for birding “equipment:” field guides, binoculars, and scopes. $10.

Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541-488-6606.

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Siskiyou Field Institute: Edible Plants, 3/31/12


Dates: 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

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Siskiyou Field Institute: Introduction to Bryophytes, 3/24 & 3/25/12


Bryophytes (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.

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ePublishing Mystery and Crime Fiction, 3/18/12


ePublishing Workshop

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. Read More

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Workshops: Darol Anger Fiddle and Mike Marshall Mandolin, 1/21/12


Workshops: Darol Anger Fiddle and Mike Marshall Mandolin
Saturday, January 21 • 10am-Noon
Tickets – $40
Place: Unitarian Fellowship, 4th and C Streets, Ashland • Cost: $40
Fiddle Workshop with Darol Anger
Mandolin Workshop with Mike Marshall
For intermediate to advance players. Workshops will take place in separate rooms.
For more information, please visit St. Clair Productions

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Workshop: Fingerstyle Guitar with Eric Tingstad, 12/4/11


Workshop: Fingerstyle Guitar with Eric Tingstad
For intermediate to advanced guitar players.
Sunday, December 4 • Time: 10am-Noon
Workshop tickets – $35
Place: Community Food Co-op Community Classroom, 300 N. Pioneer, Ashland
For more information, please see St Clair Productions

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Workshops: Blues Guitar with David and Ben


Blues Guitar Workshops with David and Ben
Sunday, November 20
Workshops – $40-60
Place: Geos Building 85 4th St., Ashland
Cost: $40 each or $60 both
Workshop with David – 10am-Noon
Workshop with Ben – 1pm-3pm
We’ve scheduled these guitar workshops at different times so you have the option of learning blues guitar techniques from both David Jacobs-Srain or Ben Rice, or just from one. They both play a unique slide guitar as well as finger style and rhythm. Ben also plays the electric guitar.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please see St Clair Productions

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Bagpipe and Didgeridoo Workshop with Richardson & Reid, 11/13


Bagpipe and Didgeridoo Workshop with Angus Richardson and Drew Reid
Sunday, November 13 • Time: TBA
Place: Community Food Co-op Community Classroom, 300 N. Pioneer, Ashland
Cost: $35 includes making didgeridoo
$20 to be there and not make a didgeridoo
Come, settle in to the Celtic tribal trance of DidgeriDrew and Angus. Learn about two of Earth’s ancient instruments – the didgeridoo and the bagpipes – and how Angus and Drew weave them in to today.
With the soundscape set, get ready to make and decorate your own didgeridoo – a simple yet profound instrument. A gift from the timeless Aboriginal culture of Australia.
DidgeriDrew and Angus will then guide you and before long you will be playing the world’s oldest instrument. The playshop will finish with an all-in didg-jam with the fellas. Then go forth, and carry the buzz with you all day…
For more information, please go to St Clair Productions

 

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Workshop: The Joys of Celtic Music, 10/29


Workshop: The Joys of Celtic Music
Exploring the melodies of Turlough O’Carolan with Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter.
Saturday, October 29 • 10am
Tickets – $30
Place: Unitarian Fellowship, 4th and C Streets, Ashland • Cost: $30
Three world class multi-instrumentalists and Celtic harpers will share their experience in creating and collaborating in the Celtic Tradition. No matter what instrument you play, whether you are a novice or professional you will benefit from this overview of one of the worlds most beloved styles of acoustic music.
You will learn some history of one of the most famous and prolific composers Turlough O’Carolan. Whether you read music or play by ear you will enjoy learning a few of O’Carolans most beloved melodies on your instrument.
Participants will also have an opportunity for a hands-on experience with the nylon strung Celtic harps. Don’t have your own harp — no problem. There will be harps available for you to play.
Demonstrations of tunes and instruments from various regions will be presented such as Swedish Nyckelharpa, mandolin, Cittern, Dadgad Guitar, Bouzouki and fiddle. Bring your instrument of choice, and learn a few of our favorite Traditional melodies.
For more information, please go to St. Clair Productions

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Songwriting Workshop with Joanne Shenandoah, 10/1


Songwriting Workshop with Joanne Shenandoah
October 1 10am-noon Unitarian Fellowship $30

Come learn what it takes to be a songwriter. Joanne will share her career path and experiences plus some of the basics of the music business such as copyright and publishing, ASCAP, BMI and GRAMMY Associations, royalties and distribution, and agent/manager promotions. You also will learn voice care and the basics of songwriting. All ages and experience welcome. Register at www.stclairevents.com or call 541-535-3562.

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