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May 2022

Discover the Purpose of Your Life and Find Perfect Peace

May 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Life of Learning Foundation, 459 Galice Rd
Merlin, OR United States
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Free

Bestselling “Letting Go” author Guy Finley will present insights into how to Discover the True Purpose of Your Life and Find Perfect Peace.  Participants  can attend in person or via livestream on Sunday, May 29, at 9:30 am. A live Q&A session following the talk. Pre-register at www.guyfinley.org/webinar and you will be sent a reminder email with the link to join right before the talk. Finley tells us that our true purpose in life is to develop a living relationship…

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Discover the Purpose of Your Life and Find Perfect Peace

May 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Life of Learning Foundation, 459 Galice Rd
Merlin, OR United States
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Free

Sunday, May 29th at 9:30 am, bestselling “Letting Go” author Guy Finley will present insights into "How to Discover the True Purpose of Your Life and Find Perfect Peace.”  Participants can attend in person at Life of Learning Foundation, 459 Galice Rd, Merlin or via live stream  at www.guyfinley.org/webinar and you will be sent a reminder email with the link to join right before the talk. Finley is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher and author of The Secret of Letting…

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Metal Shop Safety Orientation | CraterWorks MakerSpace

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
CraterWorks: MakerSpace, 419 North Front Street
Central Point, OR United States
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$50

Ready to dive in? Let's get you prepped with all our safety information first! - Walk through and work hands on with our shop masters to learn our safety culture, procedures, and few nifty hints and tips along the way! - Every tool and shop at Crater Works requires you to first attend our shop safety orientations before you launch that awesome project, so let's get you working! - Get oriented with the plasma cutter, grinder, band saw and other…

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June 2022

Amphibians and Reptiles of the Klamath-Siskiyous

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$25 – $70

Gain a familiarity with the diversity of amphibians and reptiles in the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion. An online presentation and discussion period will cover evolutionarily unique species in the region, as well as the need for broad strategies to conserve these organisms and their habitats. Then spend Saturday getting hands-on instruction in the field, exploring river, pond, and terrestrial sites for a myriad of resident amphibian and reptile species. Ages 12+ welcome. $70 full class, $25 online only.

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Barry Kraft Explores Shakespeare

June 4 @ 10:00 am - June 19 @ 11:30 am
$40 – $100

THREE WAYS TO PARTAKE! Let us know if you want to participate live (in a private home in Ashland), live stream, or watch a video whenever you'd like.

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Technique Climbing & Ropes Course at Rogue Rock Gym

June 5
Rogue Rock Gym, 3001 Samike Dr, Ste 104
Medford, OR 97501 United States
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$60.00
Technique Climbing & Ropes Course at Rogue Rock Gym.

Hoping to break through to the next level or build great habits to start? Rogue Rock Gym’s hour-long technique classes are personalized instruction that are designed to meet participants’ goals and needs. From beginners to advanced, this class teaches movement, footwork, body position, strength training, and climbing strategy. For more information, please click here.

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Oregon’s Geology: Getting the Big Picture

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$60 – $125

The Pacific Northwest is the youngest part of North America and Oregon is in the middle of it all. Made up of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks that intermingle, juxtapose, and flow together in the West Coast to make a varied landscape. Where do the Klamath/Siskiyou Mountain Ranges fit in this sequence? How does Oregon hold the key to mammal evolution? Where do the Cascade Volcanics fit in this pattern? Join for 2 online sessions plus a field excursion to…

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Plein Air at Lone Ranch with Silvia Trujillo

June 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lone Ranch, 13856 Weowna Way
White City, OR United States
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$120.00
Plein Air at Lone Ranch with Silvia Trujillo

Experience painting and drawing in the great outdoors. Enjoy painting the beautiful surroundings of Alpacas at Lone Ranch in Eagle Point. Artist, Silvia Trujillo, will guide participants in depicting the beauty of the landscape, creating interesting compositions, and capturing a moment in time. For more information, please click here.

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Cascade-Siskiyou Butterflies & Diurnal Moths

June 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$195

Over 100 species of butterflies inhabit the Cascade-Siskiyou region. Gain an appreciation for the diversity of Cascade-Siskiyou butterflies, a keener eye to see them with, the ability to recognize common species, and get hands-on practice observing, netting, and identifying in the field. After a first day classroom introduction to butterflies – what they are, what they do, and the array of local species – we will carpool to the field daily to seek out the butterflies of the Illinois Valley…

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Coastal Marine Life

June 17 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
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$65

Join us in exploring the extremely diverse wet habitats and “bizarre” life forms dwelling along the ragged edge of Curry County’s wild rivers coast. You’ll meet many local ocean animals, plants, environments and issues. Become acquainted with the physical, biological and oceanographic processes influencing their form, function, interactions, survival and distribution. We’ll also discuss uses of these marine resources by wildlife, coastal tribes and communities throughout time. Ages 12+ welcome.

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Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Illinois Valley

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$80

Expand your foraging knowledge and explore the useful flora all around you in the Illinois Valley. Learn basic botany and plant identification skills, which plants are edible and have medicinal uses, as well as various extraction and medicine making methods. Finally you’ll get hands-on practice at making tinctures and more with plant material gathered during your exploration in the field. Ages 12+ welcome. $80 (includes $10 materials fee).

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Sip and Paint Pottery Party – Walkabout Brewing Company

June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Walkabout Brewing Company, 921 Mason Way
Medford, OR United States
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$45.00
Sip and Paint Pottery Party - Walkabout Brewing Company.

Grab a bestie and head on over to Walkabout Brewing Company to learn more about pottery! The instructor will guide participants through "sgraffito", an ancient technique used in Italy to design a ceramic cup to take home. The process is super fun, easy, and satisfying. Participants don't have to do anything except scratch away at the surface to create some sort of fun and unique pattern. For more information, please click here.

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Medicare 101

June 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Phoenix Public Library, 510 W 1st St
Phoenix, Oregon
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Free

This is a great class if you are turning 65 or going to be eligible for Medicare in the next six months. Gain an understanding of how Medicare works. Learn the difference between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans and discover how Medicare prescription plans work. Come get export advise from local Southern Oregon Independent Advisors.  This is a complimentary class and is not a series.  You only need to attend one. Call 541-973-2100 ext. 1 or email roguemedicare@ffig.com to…

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July 2022

Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Illinois Valley

July 2 @ 8:30 am - July 3 @ 4:30 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$135

Get up close and personal with the odonates (dragonflies and damselflies) that call the Illinois Valley home. Morning sessions will be in the classroom where you will learn about their biology, life cycle, behavior, diversity, and identification. The focus will be on adults, with more limited discussion of the aquatic nymphs. The afternoon sessions will be in the field at local aquatic habitats. Ages 16+ welcome.

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Serpentine Plant Treasures of Mt. Eddy

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - July 10 @ 7:00 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$2 – $300

Be prepared to be enchanted by dazzling botanical treasures while hiking to the summit of Mt. Eddy, the highest peak in the Klamath Mountains. The serpentine habitat is home to an extraordinary number of wildflowers including some that are found nowhere else in the world, such as Mt. Eddy skypilot, as well as beautiful lakes and meadows. Saturday’s roundtrip hike is nearly 12 miles with a 2,400-foot gain in elevation at the summit. On Sunday morning, participants will see roadside…

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Introduction to Bear Camp Botanical Area

July 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$20 – $75

The Bear Camp Botanical Area, located halfway between Galice and Agness along Bear Camp Road, is not “signed” on the ground, and rarely visited for botany excursions. On this trip we’ll show you the best routes to enjoy this amazing area, and visit many of its unusual plants. You’ll also learn about the process of designating a Botanical Area and become acquainted with botanist Veva Stansell’s life. Veva conducted extensive plant surveys in this area over many years (providing the…

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August 2022

Backpacking, Outdoor & Leave-No-Trace Skills Basics

August 13 @ 9:00 am - August 21 @ 3:00 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$75 – $215

Learn the basics of when, where, and how to backpack in this family-friendly course. We’ll cover preparation, gear, way-finding, considerations on-trail, setting up camp, Leave-No-Trace principles, minimizing risk/maximizing safety and dealing with emergencies. The course will be held over 3 days on two successive weekends. Gain a solid introduction during a Saturday in the classroom/outdoors at SFI, then continue learning and practicing skills on the ground during a short backpacking overnight the following weekend. Families/Kids 12+ encouraged! (Minors must be…

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Pluton’s Fingers: Dikes and Siskiyou Geology

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$70.00

What’s to like are dikes! Dikes are flattish bodies of rock that have cut through other rocks, vast molten blobs whose low density keeps us above sea level. Their magmatic fluids contributed to the formation of the earliest life, yet also helped kill most life billions of years later. Join us on serpentine road cuts, the Big Tree and Bigelow Lakes Trails , to see subalpine wildflowers, geobotany, and lava flows that have burst apart, remelted, and then been polished…

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September 2022

Learn to Love those Latin Names

September 3 @ 9:00 am - September 4 @ 5:00 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$135

Using Latin names for plant species is critical for clear communication among botanists, but the naming system can be daunting to learn. This active course will provide you with a solid foundation that will empower you to find the currently accepted scientific name (even if you have only figured out the common name or an old name). We will practice pressing a plant specimen and making a proper label so your important collections could be submitted to an herbarium. We…

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An Immersive Marine Biology Experience

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - September 11 @ 6:00 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$275

You will be introduced to benthic (sea floor) and planktonic marine organisms, pelagic and shore birds, and marine mammals offshore of the Coos Bay and Cape Arago region, an area known for extremely high diversity. Use scientific tools to look at this marine biodiversity up close in the field on foot, offshore via research vessel, and in the laboratory. We will survey local species and habitats and ecological and oceanographic processes influencing organism form, function, interactions, survival and distribution. We…

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