Get Out: Friday, Feb. 27
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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.
Native Plant Society
Saturday, Feb. 28: Upper Table Rock moss and lichen hike. The hike will be led by botanist John Villella. The focus is to observe lichens, moss, liverworts and terrestrial algae. Also there is a chance to observe early wildflowers and possibly vernal pool fairy shrimp. Meet at Shop'n Kart in Ashland at 9:30 a.m. or the Upper Table Rock parking lot at 10 a.m. For details, call Julie Spelletich at 541-951-1744.
Coyote Trails School of Nature
Saturday, Feb. 28: Primitive Shelter Building for Kids will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. The class, for ages 6-17, will teach participants how to keep themselves sheltered — the first line of defense in a survival situation — using materials at hand. For details, see www.coyotetrails.org or call 541-772-1390.
Saturday, March 7: Winter Fire class runs from 1 to 3 p.m. For ages 10 through adult. Learn ancient fire-starting techniques using bow and hand drills in order to stay warm in unexpected cold, wet situations. No experience required. $15. Preregister, as space is limited. For information and to register, see www.coyotetrails.org or call 541-772-1390.
Tar 'N' Trail Run
Saturday, March 7: The six-mile run on a mixture of road and trail in and around Lithia Park, Hald-Strawberry Park and the side streets of Ashland begins at 8 a.m. at Lithia Park at the Pioneer and Hargadine park entrance. Proceeds will benefit the Ashland Woodlands & Trail Association. For details, see www.roguevalleyrunners.com or call 541-201-0014.
Rogue Valley Walkers
Saturday, March 7: 10K walk in Eagle Point. Meet at 9:45 a.m. Bob Moore Park on Main Street in downtown Eagle Point. A 5K route is available. For information, call 541-245-9356 or see www.roguevalleywalkers.com.
Saturday, March 14: The annual 5-mile run starts at 9 a.m. on the Crater High School track and heads out onto the Bear Creek Greenway. For details, see the race calendar at www.sorunners.org.
Rogue Valley Audubon Society
Saturday, March 14: Biologist Frank Lospalluto and RVAS member Anne Goff will lead a field trip to Cantrall-Buckley County Park. Red-shouldered hawks and acorn woodpeckers are likely sightings. Learning some of the nuances of birding by ear will also be discussed. A carpool will meet at 8 a.m. at the Ruch Country Store. Bring food and water. Return in the early afternoon. For information, email email@example.com
Pear Blossom Run
Saturday, April 11: The annual 10-mile race starts at 8:20 a.m. and the 5K kicks off at 7 a.m. To register and learn more, see www.pearblossomrun.com
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.
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy Event
Saturday, March 21: SOLC will hold a work party in the Jacksonville Woodlands from 9:30 a.m. to noon to remove invasive English ivy from the forest. Meet at the parking lot on Jackson Creek just outside of Jacksonville; snacks and gloves will be supplied. Wear long-sleeves, pants and closed-toe shoes, preferably boots, and bring water. The parking lot is on the left side of Highway 238, 0.8 miles outside town. For information, call 541-482-3069.
Siskiyou Velo Club
Every Saturday: Velo Melo meets at various places and rides about 20 miles at 11 to 13 mph. No one will be dropped. Call Ginny Jensen at 541-488-1398.
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.