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Get Out: Friday, Aug. 29

Middle Rogue Steelheaders

Thursday and Saturday, Sept. 4 and 6: The group will hold its annual fundraising dinner, auction and fishing derby Sept. 4 and 6 along the Rogue River in Grants Pass. The Sept. 4 dinner will be at the TapRock Event Center, 971 SE Sixth St., with the doors opening at 5 p.m. Wild salmon and prime rib dinners will be served, and the cost is $30 per person. The Salmon Derby on Saturday begins under the grandstands at the Josephine County Fairgrounds. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and guides plan to leave the fairgrounds for the river by 6 a.m. Cost for the derby is $275 per seat, which will include Thursday's dinner, as well as a T-shirt and hat. Awards will be given out to winning anglers. For more information and registration, call Cole Tidwell at 541-582-0350.

KS Wild

Sep 21, 2014 from 10:00 am to 02:30 pm

Sunday, Sept. 21: Northwest Nature Shop and KS Wild will lead a half-day botanical hike to the the heart of the Siskiyou Crest from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Children and adults are invited to join expert naturalists Jeanine Moy and Doug and Tabitha Viner to learn about the rich botanical life of the Siskiyou Crest. The hike offers magnificent views south to Mount Shasta, the Scott Valley and the Marble Mountain Wilderness. Space is limited. Suggested donation $5. Call Northwest Nature Shop at 541-482-3241 to sign up.

Lithia Park Nature Walks

Fridays, Sundays and Wednesdays: Ashland Parks and Recreation hosts guided walks through Lithia Park at 10 a.m. The walks last about an hour and a half and cover a variety of topics about the park. Meet at the park entrance at the Ashland Plaza. No preregistration required. Free. Call 541-488-5340.

Rogue Valley Walkers

Saturday, Sept. 6: 10K walk in Ashland will meet at 8:45 a.m. in the Safeway parking lot on the corner of Siskiyou and Sherman streets. For information, call 541-245-9356 or see www.roguevalleywalkers.com.

Saturday, Sept. 20: 10K walk in Grants Pass, with a 5K option, will meet at 8:45 a.m. at The Lodge at Riverside. Parking is available on Eighth Street, behind the Lodge. For information, call 541-245-9356 or see www.roguevalleywalkers.com.

Rogue Valley Audubon Society

Wednesday, Sept. 3: On the first Wednesday of every month, RVAS conducts a bird walk at Agate Lake, about two miles east of the Highway 62/140 intersection. Birders should meet at the parking lot on the far side of the lake across from the boat dock. The walk begins at 8:30 a.m. and will end before noon. This is an ongoing citizen-science project to record the numbers of the different species observed by the walk participants. You don’t need to be an experienced birder to join in, but taking part will help you become one. Coordinator and leader of the walk is Murray Orr (541-857-9050, mworr2@charter.net). Contact him if you are willing to help.

Saturday, Sept. 13: Ron Ketchum will lead a trip to the Mountain Lakes of the nearby Cascades. Likely stopping places include Howard Prairie Lake, Hyatt Lake, Lily Glen Campground and Little Hyatt Lake. Late migrant warblers, early waterfowl and such mountain specialties as mountain quail and mountain bluebird are among the target birds. Meet at the west end of the Shopp'n Kart parking lot in Ashland at 7:30 a.m. to arrange carpooling. Most birding will be by driving to points of interest and stopping to observe. No significant hiking involved. Bring binoculars, field guides, hats, sunscreen and refreshments. Contact Ron at rketchum@charter.net for additional information.

Northwest Nature Shop

Sunday, Sept. 14: At 10 a.m., Northwest Nature Shop and KS Wild will team up to lead a family bird walk at Ashland pond. This kid-focused walk will show you a few tricks with binoculars, teach you to identify our local feathered friends, and play a fun bird behavior game. Meet at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Bring binoculars if you have them. There is no charge, but space is limited, so sign up in advance at the store or call 541-482-3241.

Siskiyou Velo Club

Every Saturday: Velo Slo-Mo rides begin at various morning hours from different locations. Pace: 7 to 10 mph over 12 to 18 miles on mostly flat terrain. Contact Phil Gagnon at 541-488-4289.

Every Saturday: Brisk rides begin at various morning hours from different locations. Pace: 19 to 23 mph over 50 to 65 miles on mostly hilly terrain. Contact Dennis Cramer at 541-773-5804.

Every Saturday: VeloShip rides begin at various morning hours from different locations. The rides are for experienced group riders who wish to ride at a moderate-plus average pace (16-18 mph); more than 50 miles, on mostly hilly terrain. Contact Wayne Evitts at 541-816-0007.

Every Saturday: VeloMello rides begin at various morning hours from different locations. 20 to 25 miles, Rides are easy pace (10-13 mph) and terrain with frequent stops to regroup. No one will be dropped. Mostly flat, neighborhoods and country roads. Contact Elaine Sweet at 541-482-8332.

Every Monday: Coffee rides begin at 9:30 a.m. at Colver Park in Phoenix and go to Jacksonville. Pace: 17 mph average over 25 miles. Contact Ray Forsyth at 541-245-0312.

Every Wednesday: Coffee rides begin at 10:30 a.m. at Rogue Valley Roasting Company in Ashland. Pace: 17 mph average over 35 to 60 miles with some hills. Contact Fred Stapenhorst at 541-708-0045.