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May 2021

Tours of The Forest Conservation Burial Ground

May 1 @ 10:00 am - October 3 @ 11:30 am
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Every Saturday and Wednesday, May through October
The Forest Conservation Burial Ground, 658 Shale City Road
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Free

Join us for a guided tour of The Forest! Walk through the woods and learn about green burial with others who are just as curious as you are. We will offer tours every first Wednesday and Saturday of the month, May through October, from 10-11:30am. Pre-registration is required (https://theforestconservationburial.org/tours-at-the-forest/) . Private tours will be scheduled as requested. The burial ground is open every day from dawn to dusk for your unguided visit.

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August 2021

New Voices Retreat

August 1 - August 7
Virtual Event, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf_UqkkG53MS5_st4-7P-Mg
Ashland, OR 97520
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Ashland New Plays Festival Announces New Voices Retreat for Emerging Playwrights Summer 2021 Ashland New Plays Festival announces the inaugural New Voices Retreat, to be held August 1–7. New Voices will be a week-long virtual mentorship and workshop experience for five emerging playwrights. Each playwright will be paired with a collaborator who will assist with the development of a script in progress. The goal of the retreat is to allow the artists to fully engage with the writing process while…

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Tours of The Forest Conservation Burial Ground

August 4 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 11:30 am
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Every first Saturday and Wednesday through October
Free

Join us for a guided tour of The Forest! Walk through the woods and learn about green burial with others who are just as curious as you are. We will offer tours every first Wednesday and Saturday of the month through October, from 10-11:30am. Pre-registration is required (https://theforestconservationburial.org/tours-at-the-forest/) . Private tours will be scheduled as requested. The burial ground is open every day from dawn to dusk for your unguided visit.

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Making History Together

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Windows in Time Lecture Series Presents: "Making History Together: The 75-year Story of the Southern Oregon Historical Society"   Southern Oregon Historical Society member Alice Mullaly presents the Windows in Time lecture “Making History Together: The 75-year Story of the Southern Oregon Historical Society” on Wednesday, August 4 from 12 Noon–1:00 p.m. via the Zoom video conferencing app. All are welcome to attend this free lecture; registration is required.   From the beginning, the story of the Southern Oregon Historical Society (SOHS) was one of people coming together to…

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Tours of The Forest Conservation Burial Ground

August 7 @ 10:00 am - October 2 @ 11:30 am
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Every first Saturday and Wednesday through October
Free

Join us for a guided tour of The Forest! Walk through the woods and learn about green burial with others who are just as curious as you are. We will offer tours every first Wednesday and Saturday of the month, May through October, from 10-11:30am. Pre-registration is required (https://theforestconservationburial.org/tours-at-the-forest/) . Private tours will be scheduled as requested. The burial ground is open every day from dawn to dusk for your unguided visit.

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Gold Hill Writer’s Critique Group

August 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Second Wednesdays monthly
Gold Hill Branch Library, 202 Dardenelles St
Gold Hill, OR United States
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The Gold Hill Library will host a new Writer’s Critique Group on the second Wednesday of each month beginning March 14 at the Gold Hill Library, 202 Dardanelles Street. The Writer’s Critique Group is open to eight writers of any genre with a work in progress. Participants must be willing to present their own writing for a gentle supportive critique, as well as provide the same to fellow writers. Group members commit to reading 5 pages per month of each group member’s work (up…

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A Fair Approach

August 12 @ 6:00 pm

A fair approach to intolerance & racism in Oregon Join us at fairoregon.live Let's create a common culture of Fairness, Understanding, and Humanity throughout Oregon.  

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Ascend Young Creatives Conference 2021

August 19 @ 9:00 am - August 21 @ 8:00 pm

Endeavoring to ascend toward your best YOU as an artist, musician, or filmmaker? Then join other aspiring and talented creatives age 15-35 at this three-day, atelier-style, hands-on event & workshops—training with top art, music, and filmmaking professionals.

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Love Where You Live Webinar – Why Serpentine Rocks Part 2: Serpentines Surprising Sidetrips

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us with guest speaker, John Roth, author and retired Oregon Caves resource specialist, to learn why the Klamath-Siskiyou has over ten times more serpentine soils and rocks per acre than virtually any other bioregion on Earth and how serpentine rocks influence rates of extinction, speciation and migration. Signup at kswild.org/events to receive a reminder email with the Zoom webinar link before the event!

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September 2021

Montane Conifers: Identification, Measurements, and Responses to Climate

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
$70.00

Gain a deeper understanding of our own regional forests, and how to better steward them, in this course focused on local montane conifers. In the classroom and the field, this course will cover identifying common conifers, understanding forest health and fire vulnerability, and how to identify common forest pests. Also explore how topography, geography, and climate influence trees and their responses to drought, and learn about the methods used to study these responses. Finally, learn about your instructors’ current research…

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Best of Pet Rock Show

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
$80.00

Stop taking gneiss leaverites for granite by bringing your pet or mystery rock to SFI! Learn to identify rocks through simple ID methods with the help of a geologist. Common valley rocks will also be showcased as well as ones so rare rock-hounds closely guard their whereabouts. Then take to the field to see rocks in context: chilled dikes, pegmatites, and pillow basalt turbidites. Introduced with an online presentation on the rocks of the Illinois Valley.

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October 2021

Meet the Trees

October 3 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
$35.00

Can you tell a fir from a pine? An ash from a maple?  Tree blindness is a common malady, but this course will cure you! Visit numerous examples of native Oregon trees, including some very old and large conifers, at Riverside Park in Grants Pass. Learn how to use all of your senses to identify trees by their bark, leaves, flowers and seeds, plus interesting stories about their history and uses. Appropriate for families with young children as well as…

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New Voices Retreat

October 20 - October 24

Ashland New Plays Festival Announces New Voices Retreat Emerging Playwrights Ashland New Plays Festival announces the five emerging playwrights chosen for the inaugural New Voices Retreat: Kathryn de la Rosa, Ty Greenwood, Heesun Hwang, Jasmine Sharma, and Carlos-Zenen Trujillo.   "These young playwrights are passionate, generous, and original artists poised to make big waves in the future of theatre,” says ANPF Artistic Director Jackie Apodaca. “We are thrilled to be able to support them as they develop new works for…

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Fall Foraging: Nuts and Roots

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
$70

The bounty of nature doesn’t end with summer! Join us to learn about harvesting many of the useful roots, berries, bark, and nuts that can be found in the fall months. Spend time in the field identifying, learning the benefits of, and collecting local flora. Then get hands-on practice preparing your own medicinal tincture, as well as some warm fall treats and teas. Ages 12+ welcome! Cost: $70 (includes $15 materials fee)

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November 2021

Fall Foray: Mushrooms of the Siskiyous

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
$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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Truffles of the Siskiyous

November 20 @ 9:00 am - November 21 @ 5:00 pm
Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538 United States
$165.00

Truffles are highly evolved mushrooms that have adapted for survival by “going underground,” where they often go unnoticed. In a series of labs, lectures, and field trips, you’ll discover where to look for truffles, how to identify them by sight, smell and under the microscope, as well as their important ecological roles in mycorrhizal networks. Nearly 400 different types of truffles are known to exist in Oregon, and many species are found in the diverse Siskiyou bioregion. Ages 16+ welcome.

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