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October 2022

Botanical Drawing: Fall Foliage and Seed Pods

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - October 25 @ 8:00 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$115

Fall is the season of warm and vibrant colors on leaves and time to spot complex forms of seed pods. In this workshop we’ll capture the changing colors of the season, including various patterns of fall foliage as well as interesting forms of fall fruit and seed pods. Work with colored pencils and focus on blending and layering as well as depicting form. Feel free to work in your sketchbook, toned paper, or any surface of your choice. Although drawing…

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A Beginners Introduction to Zen Meditation

October 5 @ 6:20 pm - 8:30 pm
740 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland OR 97520, 740 Tolman Creek Road
Ashland, OR 97520
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Free

A Beginners Introduction to Zen Meditation and A Beginners Retreat The temple, at 740 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland, will offer beginners an introduction to Zen meditation on Wednesday, October 5th at 6:20 pm. The introduction will be followed by Zen meditation (zazen), a lovingkindness service, a teaching, and tea and treat. Vaccination required. Masks available at the front door for those who choose to wear one. Wear loose, comfortable clothing for meditation. Register at www.ashlandzencenter.org (541) 552-1175 or info@ashlandzencenter.org for…

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Beginners Retreat at Ashland Zen Center

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
740 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland OR 97520, 740 Tolman Creek Road
Ashland, OR 97520
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$35

A Beginners Zen Meditation Retreat The temple, at 740 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland, offers you an opportunity to explore your interest in Zen Buddhism in a Beginners Retreat on Saturday, October 8 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  There will be instruction in zazen  and kinhin (walking meditation), and teachings. Retreat registration is $35 and includes a vegetarian lunch. Vaccination required. Masks are available at the front door for those who choose to wear one. Wear loose, comfortable clothing for meditation.…

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Improvisational Quilting Adventures at the Phoenix Public Library

October 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Phoenix Public Library, 510 W 1st St
Phoenix, Oregon
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Improvisational Quilting Adventures at the Phoenix Public Library.

Join the Phoenix Public Library to connect, collaborate, and share a love for colors, fabrics, and quilting! Learning the various techniques that are used in improvisational quilting, individuals will be free of precise measuring, matching, and perfection. Instead, using a few well thought out limits, instructors will lead and provide innovative creation. For more information, please click here.

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Transit Tips Class: Jacksonville

October 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Jacksonville Community Center, 160 E. Main St
Jacksonville, OR 97530 United States
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Free

Interested in learning to use the bus system? Come join RVTD’s Travel Trainer to answer all your questions and to go for a short ride. Register at www.jacksonvillecommunitycenter.org. Venue: Jacksonville Community Center (160 E. Main St., Jacksonville, OR 97530)

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Transit Tips Class: Medford

October 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Santo Community Center, 701 North Columbus Ave.
Medford, OR 97501 United States
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Free

Interested in learning to use the bus system? Come join RVTD’s Travel Trainer to answer all your questions and to go for a short ride. You must pre-register for this free event at www.playmedford.com or by calling 541-774-2400. Venue: Santo Community Center (Register to attend)

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Meet the Trees in Autumn

October 16 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$35

Can you tell a fir from a pine? An ash from a maple?  Tree blindness, especially conifer confusion are common maladies, but this course will cure you! Riverside Park is known for an abundance of great fall color, and seeds, nuts and fruit offer new clues for identification at the end of the growing season. You will learn how to use all of your senses to identify trees by their bark, leaves, flowers and seeds plus interesting stories about their…

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Fall Foray: Mushrooms of the Cascades

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$75.00

Learn how to safely identify, collect and then eat local mushrooms! Discover key characteristics of typical species and acquire skill in differentiating the poisonous and inedible from the edible types. We’ll take to the field and identify fungi commonly found in forests of the Southern Cascades, as well as discuss cooking techniques and share recipes.

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Fall Foraging: Nuts and Roots

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$10 – $80

The bounty of nature doesn’t end with summer! Explore the many useful roots, berries, bark, and nuts all around you during fall in the Illinois Valley. Learn basic botany and plant identification skills, and get to know medicinal, edible and otherwise usable plants in the field. Finally, we’ll ethically harvest ingredients to make a warm drink, bay nut “chocolates”, and an acorn treat. Ages 12+ welcome.

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November 2022

Fall Foray: Mushrooms of the Siskiyous

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
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$75.00

Learn how to safely identify, collect and then eat local mushrooms! Discover key characteristics of typical species and acquire skill in differentiating the poisonous and inedible from the edible types. We’ll take to the field and identify fungi commonly found in forests of the Siskiyou Mountains, as well as discuss cooking techniques and share recipes.

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