Get Out: Friday, Oct. 3
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Talent Harvest Festival Run
Saturday, Oct. 4: 10K and 5K run/walk begin at 8 a.m. at the Talent Skateboard Park. For details and to register, see the race calendar at http://sorunners.org.
Saturday, Oct. 18: The 5K and 10K runs begin at 8:30 a.m. at the corner of Oregon and D streets in Jacksonville. To sign up, see www.sorunners.org or call Steve Buxton at 541-772-8292.
Rogue Valley Audubon Society
Sunday, Oct. 12: Birding at Emigrant Lake. Leader is Harry Fuller. Group will meet at the dirt parking lot next to Shop'n Kart in Ashland at 8 a.m. to carpool. Bring sack lunch and water. Return by 2 p.m. Hope to see newly arrived ducks and other returning birds. For details, see www.roguevalleyaudubon.org/fieldtrips.html
Wilderness Act celebration
Thursday, Oct. 9: Southern Oregon University's ECOS (Ecology & Sustainability Resource Center) will host a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act. Local nonprofits, businesses, land-management agencies, student groups and other organizations will be represented at the Stevenson Union Courtyard from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Demonstrations include a crosscut saw competition. Food will be available. At 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. there will be a screening of "Wild By Law," a movie about the rise of wilderness and environmentalism, in the Hannon Library's Meese Room. At 6:30 p.m. longtime Ashland resident, environmental activist and wilderness advocate Andy Kerr will offer a keynote address in the Meese Room.
High School Ski Signup
Thursday, Oct. 16: The High School Alpine Ski Racing Program's annual introduction and registration event for Southern Oregon grades 8-12 will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bobbio's Pizza banquet room, 2105 Roberts Road, Medford. Skiing experience required. No racing experience necessary. Skier athletes and parents can meet the coaches. Sponsored by the Medford Ski Education Foundation. Details at www.msefskier.com or Call head coach Gary King at 541-261-2672.
Sunday, Oct. 19: Mike Potts will lead a family-friendly mushroom identification hike for the Siskiyou Field Institute. “Edible Mushrooms of the Southern Cascades” will start in north Medford and proceed east to a field trip near Mount McLoughlin. Tuition costs $35. On Sunday, Oct. 26, Potts will teach “Edible Mushrooms of the Siskiyous,” beginning with a lecture at Deer Creek Center in Selma and ending with a field trip in the Cave Junction area. Tuition costs $55; pre-registration required. For those who want an in-depth look at the entire fungal kingdom, SFI offers a three-day “Forest Mushrooms of Southwest Oregon/Northwest California” taught by U.S. Forest Service botanist David Lebo. The class begins Friday Nov. 7 at Deer Creek Center. On Saturday Nov. 8, students will explore mushrooms and other fungi in the Smith River Canyon of Northern California and end up in Brookings for the night. Sunday morning’s foray takes place along the Couthern Oregon coast. Tuition costs $155. For details, see www.thesfi.org or call 541-597-8530.
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.