Get Out: Friday, Oct. 28

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    Rogue Valley Walkers

    Saturday, Oct. 29: 10K Name that Park walk in Grants Pass includes a 5K option. Meet at 9:45 a.m. in the parking lot of The Lodge at Riverside on Seventh Street in Grants Pass. For more information, call 541-582-2607 or see


    Illinois River salmon walks

    Sunday, Oct. 30: KS Wild will lead an easy walk from 1 to 3:30 p.m. along the Illinois River to view returning salmon. The walks will start at Illinois River Forks State Park in Cave Junction and be led by staff of KS Wild and Rogue Riverkeeper. Bring sun protection, snacks and water. For more information, email, call 541-488-5789, or see


    Rogue Valley Audubon Society

    Wed. Nov. 2: RVAS member Murray Orr leads a monthly First Wednesday bird count at Agate Lake. Meet at 8:30 a.m. on the east side of the lake. Entrance is via Dry Creek Road. For more information, see


    Pilot Rock work trip

    Sunday, Nov. 6: The Siskiyou Mountain Club is looking for people who want to help make improvements to the Pilot Rock Trail. Group will leave Ashland at 9 a.m. and be back by 5 p.m. for this moderately difficult work trip. Email or call 541-708-2056 for details and to sign up.


    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 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


    BioBlitz: Fungi!

    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 or see


    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.

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