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Southern Oregon Ski and Snowboard Swap
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 11-13: Medford Ski Education Foundation's annual gear sale will be held at St. Mary’s School, 816 Black Oak Dr., in Medford. Hours are 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. Admission Friday costs $5; free Saturday and Sunday. For details, see southernoregonskiswap.com or call 541-621-4699
Pioneer Road Run
Saturday, Nov. 12: The 5-kilometer and 9-mile runs start and finish at Phoenix High School. The 9-miler begins at 8:45 a.m. and the 5K goes off at 9 a.m. For details and to register, see http://pioneerroadrun.com.
Rogue Valley Walkers
Saturday, Nov. 12: 10K walk in Rogue River. Meet at 9:45 a.m. on Palmerton Park on West Evans Creek Road. The American Volkssport Association registered walk includes the scenic path along the river. For more information, call 541-582-2607 or see www.roguevalleywalkers.com.
Saturday, Nov. 12: Fungi experts and trained volunteers from the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument are looking for volunteers to join survey teams to observe and catalog mushroom species in the monument. Their mission will be to discover the immense diversity of fungi living there. Lunches and snacks will be provided, and volunteers will receive a free T-shirt. Volunteers will meet at Pinehurst School on Highway 66 at 9 a.m. to be assigned to a group and to meet their group leader. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see http://csnmhikeandlearn.eventbrite.com
Rogue Valley Audubon Society
Saturday, Nov. 12: Russ Namitz will lead a half-day bird walk along the Bear Creek Greenway in Talent starting at Lynn Newbry Park. Meet at 8 a.m. in the parking area adjacent to I-5 Exit 21. The walk will end between noon and 1 p.m. Email Russ if you plan to attend, at email@example.com. More information is available at www.roguevalleyaudubon.org/fieldtrips.html
Saturday, Nov. 12: Project FeederWatch is a citizen-science program run by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, with individuals and groups making regular counts of birds that visit feeders in backyards, at nature centers and other locations throughout North America. Local counts take place every other Saturday at North Mountain Park Nature Center in Ashland and every other Thursday and Friday at Coyote Trails School of Nature in Medford. The free, one-hour watches are open to everyone, and there is shelter in case of inclement weather. The next count will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at North Mountain Park. For the complete calendar, see www.roguevalleyaudubon.org/Project_Feeder_Watch.html
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Sunday, Nov. 13: Rogue Riverkeeper will host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour at Southern Oregon University’s Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain St., Ashland. The festival includes a collection of short films selected from an annual festival held in Nevada City, California. Featured films in Ashland include 12 films focused on water, self-discovery and a sense of adventure, including “62 Years,” the story of Kenneth Brower’s return to the river his father helped to save, and “36 Inches,” a recovering millennial’s understanding of proposed Southern Oregon natural gas pipeline exports. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at The Ashland Outdoor Store, 37 N. Third St., Mountain Provisions on the Plaza in Ashland, or online at www.rogueriverkeeper.org.
Lichens of the Pacific Northwest and Northern California
Thursday, Nov. 17: Guest speaker Steve Sheehy will share his photos and knowledge of lichens. Sheehy has been conducting an inventory of lichens at Lava Beds National Monument since 2012. Refreshments at 6:45 p.m., meeting and program at 7 p.m. in the Southern Oregon University Science Building, Room 161. Free and open to the public. For information, call Dave at 541-535-5355.
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 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 Bob MacCracken 425-512-3829.
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 John Bullock at 541-488-7962.