Jan 27 Thursday
Learn about community-based strategies, beaver-based solutions, and native food plants utilized at the Vesper Meadow Restoration Preserve and how they can be applied to lands across the region.
A local movement for native habitat restoration has started in Southwest Oregon, led by a new wave of conservation organizations, forward-thinking landowners, and Tribal partnerships. Now, after 200 years of land use mis-management, this work is critical to address the widespread impacts of climate changes on our shared landscape, natural resources, and water supply. Jeanine Moy will discuss ongoing projects with the Southwest Oregon Indigenous Gardens Network, local endangered species habitat restoration and monitoring, and examples of local edible and medicinal native plants that anyone can grow in their yard.
Founder and Director of the Vesper Meadow Education Program, Jeanine Moy draws on a diverse background as a naturalist, educator, creative, activist, and backcountry adventurer. She has devoted the last two decades to the study of natural ecosystems and serving as an educator. She graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Applied Ecology, and from Southern Oregon University with a M.S. in Environmental Education. Her range of experiences include managing an agroforestry research and demonstration site in upstate New York, conducting plant field studies in the greater Yellowstone region, guiding rock climbing in Colorado, and teaching outdoor science to youth in Oregon.
Jan 30 Sunday
Bestselling “Letting Go” author Guy Finley will speak on The Wisdom to Let Go and Outgrow Negative Reactions via livestream on Sunday, January 30 at 9:30 am. Pre-register at www.guyfinley.org/webinar.
Finley says this talk will focus on the origin of negative reactions and why they are not the power we think they are. With this new understanding, when unwanted moments give rise to negative reactions, we can deal with them in a productive way and learn powerful methods to become free of their false authority.
Guy Finley is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher and author of The Secret of Letting Go and 45 other books and audio programs that have sold over 2 million copies in 26 languages He is the Founder and Director of Life of Learning Foundation, a nonprofit center for spiritual discovery located in Merlin, Oregon. For more information about Guy and his classes visit www.guyfinley.org.
Feb 02 Wednesday
Learn how Rim Road is part of a road system built more than a century ago for the newly established Crater Lake National Park and the subject of a historic district recently listed in the National Register of Historic Places (2019). Its construction is an epic tale about the perils and challenges of early road construction, when a state highway system in Oregon still lay squarely in the future.
Presenter Steve Mark has worked for the National Park Service for more than three decades and spent most of that time as a historian stationed at Crater Lake. In 2019, he was the lead author for a nomination that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and called the "Army Corps of Engineers Road System Historic District." It involved extensive research, much of it at the National Archives branch in Seattle and a multi-year archaeological survey conducted by a small team of NPS employees.
Steve was born in Eugene and resides in Fort Klamath.
The monthly Windows in Time lunchtime lectures feature well-known writers and historians and bring alive the people, values, and events that shaped our southern Oregon heritage. Lectures are jointly sponsored by the Southern Oregon Historical Society (SOHS) and Jackson County Library Services.
Feb 03 Thursday
Learn how to borrow items from the Library of Things, including snow shoes, ukuleles, sewing machines, Wifi hotspots, metal detectors, and more. This program will cover the Library of Things user agreements and requirements, browsing the catalog, and submitting a request for checkout.
Feb 05 Saturday
February 5, 2022
Virtual Seminar: Genealogy Potpourri
10am-4pm * $45/RVGS Members; $55/Non-Members
Register at: https://rvgslibrary.org/FormPage.asp?FormID=17
February 5, 10am-4pm, the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society hosts a one-day, virtual seminar, “Genealogy Potpourri.” Presented by Author and Professional Genealogist Jane Neff Rollins of Sherlock Combs Genealogy, she will show participants how to identify ancestors, even if there is no birth certificate; help identify clues found in your old photos to ascertain who may be in the photos, as well as when and where the photo was taken; how to find a wide variety of documents that identify dates and places of death, even when there is no death certificate; and help you to deal with sensitive issues your ancestors may have avoided discussing or might have kept secret.
Feb 09 Wednesday
On Wednesday, February 9th at 11 am, Natural Grocers’ nutritional health coach Cheryl O’Dell will talk about the science behind taste, smell, and emotions in a Zoom program called “Sweet Sensations: The Science of Romance.”
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, attendees will learn how our senses engage our brains and bodies, including why humans associate sweet flavors and scents with romance. Chocolate and essential oils might sound like logical parts of this presentation, but beets will also make an appearance. To find out why, please register by going to https://tinyurl.com/bdfwvj6t.
Feb 10 Thursday
But, I’m an American Citizen
Southern Oregon University's Hannon Library and Friends of the Hannon Library present their next event virtually on Thursday, February 10 at 7:00 PM Pacific time.
Dr. Roy Saigo, SOU Past President, will give a personal presentation on the before, during, and afterward experiences of the incarceration of people of Japanese ancestry during Word War II.
Feb 12 Saturday
During our lives, and especially as we approach transition, faith can be our source of refuge, confidence, and comfort. During this program, we will explore how faith offers us support at the end of life and how it can connect us to a deeper place of strength. This type of faith increases trust, openness, and appreciation and will help to carry us onward with grace. This is a Zoom only event
Feb 13 Sunday
Why aren’t sexual violence and relationship violence gone from our society? Susan Moen, Executive Director and co-founder of the local, non-profit Jackson County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), will review risks, social norms, and stereotypes that encourage sexual violence. She will outline programs and strategies for prevention of harm. Please register for this Zoom conversation by going to thejeffcenter.org, clicking on the event title and then clicking the meeting link in the full event description.
Feb 18 Friday
Get ready for a 2022 Winter Wings Festival like no other! Winter Wings brings together birders and photographers to learn and explore with top notch professionals and enthusiastic local guides. The Klamath Basin is renowned for its massive wintering population of Bald Eagles, but is prime habitat for many other raptors including owls, as well as a diversity of waterfowl. The 2022 Festival will feature Richard Crossley, author of the Crossley ID Guides and co-author of Ornitherapy: For Your Mind, Body, and Soul. For our photography keynote we are excited to have Jennifer Leigh Warner, conservation wildlife photographer. Join us for an extensive array of field trips, workshops, presentations, and receptions that highlight the wonders of the Klamath Basin in winter.