Get Up & Go: Saturday, Sept. 27
Saturday, Sept. 27
OSU Extension Program: The OSU Extension Small Farms office will give a free presentation about mob grazing, the grazing of large numbers of animals per acre that are moved frequently to new paddocks, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District Office, 89 Alder St., Central Point. Participants should arrive dressed to be out in the field, and should be prepared for unpredictable weather. Supplies and materials will be provided. Registration is required. Call 541-776-7371 or see www.extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/farms.
Drive Out Drugs Recovery Walk: Foundations for Recovery will lead a Drive Out Drugs Recovery Walk from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Pfaff Park in Central Point. The event will include food vendors, local merchants and information about drug and alcohol education, and will serve as a fundraiser for the organization’s efforts to help those struggling with addiction. Call 541-245-4673 or see www.lovefoundations.com.
Antiques and Collectibles Event: The 32nd annual Southern Oregon Antiques & Collectibles Club Fall Show and Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. Events will include an identification boot appraising items for $3 apiece, a glass and doll restoration event, and a quilting event. Admission is $5, and proceeds benefit Medford Parks Swim Program and Boy Scouts of America Troop 110. Call 541-840-8866.
Health and Fitness Event: In recognition of National Family Health and Fitness Day, local businesses and organizations will offer food samples and answer questions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at NW Outdoor Store, 980 Biddle Road, Medford. Call 541-941-6763.
Winter Herb Presentation: There will be a free presentation about preparing herb gardens for winter and preserving herbs by freezing and dehydrating them from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Grange Co-op stores in Ashland, Central Point and South Medford. See www.grangecoop.com.
Car-free Crater Lake: If you want to catch some stellar views of Crater Lake without the rumble of cars, this is your last shot this year. On Saturday, Sept. 27, East Rim Drive will be closed to cars, allowing hikers, bikers, walkers, runners and other visitors to enjoy views without vehicle traffic. The vehicle-free section will stretch from the north junction of East Rim Drive to park headquarters. Visitors can park in a gravel lot a quarter-mile south of park headquarters near the south entrance. Lost Creek Campground will be closed that day.
Rogue River Cleanup: In celebration of National Public Lands Day, several cleanups will be held along the Rogue River from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Meeting spots will be McGregor Park, Casey State Park, TouVelle State Park, Fisher's Ferry and the Gold Hill Sports Park. Volunteers will pick up garbage both in-stream and along the banks. Volunteers will be provided with gloves, garbage bags, water, first-aid kits and guidance, and lunch will be provided at 1 p.m. at TouVelle. To register, call 541-261-7796 or email email@example.com.
Umpqua Hot Springs cleanup: Volunteers are needed for a National Public Lands Day cleanup at the Umpqua Hot Springs trailhead on Saturday, Sept. 27 to replace a signboard, pick up litter, and remove brush and invasive weeds. The site is the portal to the popular hot springs, where heavy use has created damage to the site, including graffiti, unsightly camping sites and litter. Work will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting in the parking lot for the springs. A shuttle will leave from the North Umpqua Ranger Station in Glide at 7:45 a.m. Work gloves, garbage bags, rakes, pruners and saws will be provided. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Bring a lunch to eat with the group or on your own after the work party while you explore the surrounding area. Volunteers are encouraged to register ahead by calling Janie Pardo at 541-496-4178.
Sterling Mine Ditch Trail project: BLM is hosting a National Public Lands Day event on Saturday, Sept. 27, on the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail. Volunteers will help reroute a steep section of trail at the tunnel at the junction of the Tunnel Ridge access trail, decommission the old trail section, and install an interpretive sign at the tunnel. A moderate 1-mile hike is required to get to the work site. Bring water and gloves. Lunch provided. The Siskiyou Upland Trails Association will bake treats for everyone to enjoy. Meet at the Tunnel Ridge Trailhead of the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail on Little Applegate Road. Work will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For detailed driving directions, go to www.sutaoregon.org.
AAUW Yard Sale: The Ashland branch of the American Association of University Women will hold a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, and 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at 430 Merrill Circle, 390 Iowa St. and 814 Glendower St. Proceeds will benefit students at local colleges. Call 305-753-7911.
Music in the Mountains: The fifth annual festival of bluegrass, country and folk music will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27-28, at the Prospect Historic Hotel, 391 Mill Creek Drive, Prospect. Look for regional bands, craft booths, a quilt show, food, wine and beer. The Prospect Search and Rescue Team will offer breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. each day. An open jam session will kick off the event at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, and another jam will be held at 9 p.m. Saturday. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, but no pets. Tickets cost $25 each day or $35 for a two-day pass. Call 541-560-3664 or see www.prospecthotel.com/bluegrass for information.
Blue Lightning: The rock band will perform from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, as part of Kriselle Cellars' anniversary celebration. Look for festivities throughout the weekend at the tasting room, 12956 Modoc Road, White City. Admission is free. Call 541-830-8466 or see www.krisellecellars.com.
Super Kids Disco and Family Fun Fair: Live at the Armory will hold a kids disco event and fair starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Cost is $15. See www.liveatthearmory.com.
Sunday, Sept. 28
Eyes to Burma Fundraiser: Ashland nonprofit organization Eyes to Burma will have its sixth annual fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St. Proceeds will go toward giving underprivileged children of Burmese refugees an opportunity to go to school in Mae Sot, Thailand. See www.eyestoburma.org.
OSF Green Show: San Diego eight-piece world music band Todo Mundo will give a free performance at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. The band blends influences of Rumba, Reggae, Samba and Middle Eastern music styles. The festival offers free presentations and performances from local, national and international artists Tuesdays through Sundays. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
Exhibition of Stars: The 13th Annual Exhibition of Stars will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at The RRRink, 1349 Center Drive, Medford. The show is a celebration of artistic expression and showcases local ice skaters. The event is sponsored by the Southern Oregon Figure Skating Club. Admission is $3. See www.therrrink.com or call 541-770-1177.
Sean Hayes with Eric + Erica: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Sean Hayes and his band — Andrew Borger and Ezra Lipp on drums, Eric Khun on keys, drums and percussion and bassist Devin Hoff — will perform folk and soul at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Hayes' newest album is "Before We Turn to Dust," released in 2012. Folk duo Eric + Erica will open the show. Advance tickets cost $20 and can be purchased at www.liveatthearmory.com or Music Coop. Tickets will cost $25 at the door. The concert is for ages 21 and older.