Get Out: Friday, Jan. 23
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Rogue Valley Audubon Society
Tuesday, Jan. 27: The Rogue Valley Audubon Society's monthly meeting will feature Forrest English speaking about Rogue Riverkeeper's work to protect clean water and fish throughout the Rogue Basin, and he will touch on how that work can affect birds. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Medford Congregational Church, Lidgate Hall, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Everyone is welcome. For more information, see www.roguevalleyaudubon.org.
Crater Lake snowshoe hikes
Through April: Ranger-guided snowshoe walks will be offered at 1 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through April. The walks last two hours and cover about a mile of moderately strenuous terrain. Participants should be at least 8 years old, in reasonably good physical condition and come prepared with warm clothing and water-resistant footwear. No previous snowshoeing experience is necessary. Snowshoes are provided free, and there is no cost for the tour. The park does not collect an entrance fee in the winter. Space is limited, and reservations are required. For information and to sign up, call 541-594-3100.
Friday-Saturday, Jan. 30-31: Siskiyou FilmFest, a production of Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, focuses on the activism, science and history of the environmental movement and features award-winning films about people creating real-world solutions to today's environmental challenges on a local, regional and global scale. Whenever possible, the films are produced in or about Oregon or the Klamath-Siskiyou region. The films run from 6 to 10 p.m. at Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center. Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center. For more information, see www.kswild.org
Rogue Valley Walkers
Saturday, Jan. 31: A 10K walk in Central Point will start at 9:45 a.m. Meet in the Albertsons parking lot, on the west side of Interstate 5 at Exit 33. Approach using Pine and Freeman streets. For more information, call 541-245-9356 or see www.roguevalleywalkers.com.
KS Wild snowshoe hike
Sunday, Feb. 8: A moderate but flat 6-mile snowshoe hike will go from the back parking lot at Mt. Ashland Ski Area to Grouse Gap. Snowshoes and poles are available for rent from the Ashland Outdoor Store. A carpool will meet at the Shop'n Kart parking lot at 9 a.m. Bring plenty of water, comfortable walking shoes, warm layers and lunch. Call Robyn at 541-488-9831 for more information. For more information, see www.kswild.org
John Day Cross-Country Ski Race
Sunday, Feb. 15: The 29th annual John Day Citizen’s Cross Country Ski Race, held at Diamond Lake Resort, includes 20K, 10K and 5K freestyle (skating allowed) events and 10K and 5K classic (diagonal stride only) events. Preregistration deadline is Fe. 7. Day-of-race registration is accepted. Check-in at the resort lodge is between 8 and 9:30 a.m. on the morning of the race for bib pickup and liability waiver. The mass-start race begins at 10:30 a.m. Entry forms may be downloaded from the Oregon Nordic Club website http://new.onc.org/wp-content/uploads/JohnDay_XC_Race_2015.pdf. The race is sponsored by the Southern Oregon Chapter of the Oregon Nordic Club. For background information and past results, see http://southernonc.tripod.com/id6.html
Rogue River Half Marathon and Alyssa Watson Memorial 5K Run
Saturday, Feb. 21: The annual races will begin at 10 a.m. in Fleming Park in Rogue River. The half-marathon course goes out and back on the Rogue River Greenway and North River Road. Proceeds will benefit the Hidden Valley High School cross-country program. For details, see the race calendar at www.sorunners.org.
Klamath Basin birding trip
Sunday, Feb. 22: Terence Philippe will lead an all-day outing to the Lower Klamath Wildlife Refuge to look for bald eagles, hawks, golden eagles and waterfowl too numerous to list. The group will meet at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St. in Ashland, at 7 a.m. to carpool. Birders of all skill levels are welcome. Expect cold weather, and bring binoculars, snacks and lunch. Space is limited to 10 participants. Call 541-482-3241 to reserve a space. Suggested donation is $25 per participant.
Saturday, Feb. 28: The second annual Camelback Run, a 15K race through the hilly roads around Phoenix, will also include an out-and-back 5K and elementary 1-mile run. The 15K starts at 9:15 a.m., and the 5K at 9:30. The miler starts at 8:30. The races will start and finish at the Phoenix High School track, 745 N. Rose St., Phoenix. Proceeds will benefit the Phoenix High School track and field team. For details and to register, see http://camelbackrun.com.
Siskiyou Velo Club
Every Saturday: Siskiyou 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. Call Ken Kelley at 541-857-6819.
Every Saturday: Siskiyou VeloShip rides begin at various morning hours from different locations. The rides are for experienced group riders who wish to ride in periodic pace lines at a moderate-plus average pace (16 to 18 mph); more than 50 miles, on mostly hilly terrain. Contact John Bullock at 541-488-7962.
Every Saturday: Siskiyou Crank It Up rides begin at various morning hours from different locations; 20 to 30 miles. Pace 12 to 15 mph, varied terrain. No one will be dropped. Call Tom Ryan at 541-261-4757.
Every Saturday: Brisk rides begin at various morning hours from different locations. Rides include extensive pace lining at high speeds. Pace: 18+ mph over 50 to 65 miles on mostly hilly terrain. Call Dennis Cramer at 541-773-5804.
Every Monday: Coffee rides begin at 10:30 a.m. at Colver Park in Phoenix and go to Jacksonville. Pace: 14 to 18+ mph average over 25 miles with periodic pace lines on flat terrain. Call David Chapman at 541-488-0152.
Every Wednesday: Coffee rides begin at 11 a.m. at Rogue Valley Roasting Company in Ashland. Pace: 14 to 18+ mph with periodic pace lines over 35 to 60 miles with some hills. Call Matt Walker at 541-261-4891.