20th Annual St. Paddy’s Day Grub & Pub Crawl March 17th from 4-10pm, downtown Roseburg. Event kicked off at McMenamins Station 4-6 pm, crawl 6-10pm that includes a beer garden, live music and face painting. For more information call (541) 672-3278
The Oregon Cheese Festival is a Farmers Market-style event featuring cow, sheep, and goat cheese from Oregon and beyond. Enjoy pairings of fine Southern Oregon wine, craft beer, ciders, assorted beverages, local artisan crafts, and great food under large heated tents. Culture Magazine, one of the leading periodicals in the cheese industry, has named the Oregon Cheese Festival one of the Ten Best Cheese Festivals in the U.S
COURSE: Start and Finish on Crater High School Track. Run on the new extended Bear Creek Greenway. More Scenic and Safer
KIDS RUN: FREE LEPRECHAUN LAP WITH IRISH MIKE FOR ALL THE KIDS
FACILITIES: Bathrooms available at registration area. No showers
ENTRY FEE: Early Registration Ends March 15th - $20 for early registration for non-club members | $15 early registration for SOR member | $7 for 17 and under always. All processing fees are always included. LATE and Day of registrations will be $25 for ALL runners, except 17 and under.
STARTING TIMES: 5 Mile run and walk, 9:00 am Sharp; Leprechaun Lap 8:50 Sharp
The 48th Annual Greatest of the Grape will be held March 3rd at Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville, Oregon.
Enjoy the best of the Umpqua Valley at the Greatest of the Grape gala — Oregon’s longest running fine wine event. Taste through the wonderful bounty of the Valley with appetizers and wine pairings from Southern Oregon wineries and our area’s gourmet food artisans. Dance along to live music, place a bid to win luxurious prizes during our silent auction and vote for your favorite wine and food pairing.
VIP Ticket holders earn first access with early entry into the event at 6:00 PM. Beat the crowd and meet the winemakers. Only available online.
Reserve Table tickets are 10 regular 7:00 PM entry tickets, reserved with name of buyer.
Tickets $35 each. Tables of 8 may be purchased by contacting the Youth Center. This is an "over 21" event.
This popular annual "over 21" event showcases 15-18 local restaurants and purveyors to benefit the Bandon Community Youth Center, showcasing their best "bites" to attendees during the silent and live auctions. Founded in 1998, the Bandon Community Youth Center mission statement was updated in 2014, "To provide opportunities for youth and families to learn, grow, and experience success." The center currently runs "After School Homework Help" at their facility M-Th, and with a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation provides after school math tutoring at the local middle school for grades 4-5 and 7-8, also M-Th. Family engagement activities were added this year, including a Pollinator Planting Day, where families could enjoy a free lunch, learn about pollinators, and pot their own plants to take home. Research shows that students are more likely to experience academic success with peer mentors and when families are involved. In summer months the center provides a series of summer camps with focus on STEAM and outdoor activities. The Bite of Bandon is the major fundraiser of the year for this organization featuring generous donations from local, regional, and national businesses and organizations in the auctions, ranging from local shops and city utilities to gift certificates, to Disney Park Hopper Passes for 4, and more. Tickets are available February 1 from the Bandon Mercantile in Old Town and Bandon True Value/Radio Shack counter.
Charissa Stokes, Director, 541-347-8336 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org Kim Russell, Board Secretary, 541-297-6403
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Bavarian Night is an annual fundraiser for the Mt. Ashland Ski Patrol.It’s a special night of Twilight skiing, a Torchlight Parade, a fireworks show, live music, and lots of great ways to support our Ski Patrol, like the popular Raffle Auction.
All Twilight tickets sales from 3:00pm to 9:00pm are donated by Mt. Ashland to the Ski Patrol. Come enjoy the evening festivities and great skiing and snowboarding.
The Ski Patrol does a fabulous job of making this evening a family oriented event with a raffle for great prizes, live music, food specials, a torchlight parade, a massive fireworks show, and more.
Come on up, buy raffle tickets, a ski patrol t-shirt and a lift ticket to help support our wonderful Ski Patrol!
FREE Ski Hopper Service offered
Raffle Auction featuring dozens of donated items: 4-9pm
Live Music on the Second Floor of the Lodge: 5-8:30pm
Twilight Skiing ($25 ticket, proceeds support the Ski Patrol): 4-8:30pm
Torchlight Parade and Fireworks: 9pm
Bandon hosts it's second annual Gorse Blossom Festival in February 2018! In a joint effort between the Bandon Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Bandon Association, as well as our community's restaurateurs, merchants, and non-profit organizations, Bandon brings you three days of fun-filled festival activities. The gate opens at the Gorse Blossom Festival grounds on Friday afternoon, where 40+ vendors provide delectable food and drink for festival guests. Additional activities include wine and beer maker dinners, the Presidential Pub Crawl, Bloody Mary Hangover Stroll and screenings from the Oregon Coast Film Festival. Festival tickets are $7-$15 per day. Visit the Gorse Blossom Festival website for weekend pass options, plus registration for dinners and activities.
The Winter Wings Festival is produced by the Klamath Basin Audubon Society and takes place each year over Presidents' Day Weekend. It's one of the longest running bird festivals in the nation. A small gathering that began as the Bald Eagle Conference over 38 years ago has now become an incredible event for bird enthusiasts of all stripes.
Over 500 people have registered for the festival in recentyears to enjoy presentations, workshops, field trips, and free family activities. The festival has featured phenom birders Kenn Kaufman, Pete Dunne, Scott Weidensaul, and Jeffrey Gordon, and the photography program continues to improve with participation and support from Canon USA.
The Klamath Basin, located in southern Oregon and northern California, is a major migratory stop on the Pacific Flyway. Over 80% of the birds that use the Flyway stop over in the Klamath Basin. Six national wildlife refuges covering nearly 200,000 acres attract an impressive variety of waterfowl and raptors, many in astounding numbers.
Doors will open at 3 PM with food and (non-alcoholic) drinks available fromChef Kristen. A Silent Auction with amazing items from local organizations will run until the FilmFest intermission.
Our incredible lineup of films will begin at 4 PM and run until 9:30 PM, with an intermission. Check out the line up at: http://www.siskiyoufilmfest.org/2018-films-2/
We’re bringing Charleston to you on February 10th at the annual Charleston Merchant's Crab Feed. Crack up with fresh Oregon Dungeness Crab with your friends and family! Whole or half crab with all the fixings will be served from 11 am to 3 pm at the North Bend Community Center!
The Winter Art & Chocolate Festival is a fun, family-friendly event that takes place Feb. 10-11 in Brookings-Harbor at the High School.
COURSE DETAILS: This is the first race in Southern Oregon to be hosted by and held on a golf course. From the club house you get to run along side the beautifully placed 9th hole and then enjoy the scenic views of the entire back 9. With rolling hills, some fun corners, and fast straight aways. This race will finish back at the club house where there will be plenty of refreshment and fun waiting. it is sure to a race to remember.
RACE FEES: 10k Couple Shuffle Relay $40 early registration - SOR members for both runners | $45 early registration - non-SOR members for both runner Through February 8th at 11:59pm
Love Stinks 5k $20 early registration - SOR members for both runners | $25 early registration - non-SOR members for both runner Through February 8th at 11:59pm | $7 for 17 and under always. All processing fees are always included. LATE and Day of registrations will be $25 for ALL runners, except 17 and under.
A unique way to walk on the beach. Labyrinth master artist, Denny Dyke, creates "walkable art" which is a sandy path through an entire pattern with no wrong turns or dead ends. The path is further enhanced with detailed designs and is open for all to enjoy. Subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, rain and/or high winds.
Crater Lake National Park is pleased to announce that our popular ranger-led snowshoe walks have resumed for the 2016-17 winter season. The walks started on Saturday, November 26, and will be offered every Saturday and Sunday (and some holidays) through April 30, 2017. Walks will also be offered on weekdays from December 19 through January 2.
Crater Lake is one of the snowiest inhabited places in America, receiving an average of 43 feet of snow per year. Ranger-led snowshoe walks are a fun way to explore this winter wonderland while learning how plants, animals, and people survive the long winter.
The walks start at 1:00 p.m., last two hours, and cover 1-2 miles of moderately strenuous terrain. They don’t follow a trail—the hike is an off-trail exploration through the forests and meadows along the rim of Crater Lake.
No previous snowshoeing experience is necessary. Snowshoes are provided free of charge, and there is no cost for the tour. Participants should be at least 8 years old and come prepared with warm clothing and water-resistant footwear.
Space on each tour is limited, and advance reservations are required. For more information and to sign up, call the park’s visitor center at 541-594-3100. The visitor center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except on December 25. Organized groups (such as scout troops, hiking clubs, and church groups) may be able to arrange for a separate tour just for their group.