Jan 31 Monday
Native bees are amazingly diverse, not just in how they look, but in how they forage, nest, pollinate and so much more. Through sharing personal experiences with bees in the field, ample photos and videos, and scientific research, instructor Brian Dykstra will guide students to recognize and understand this diversity, and then to apply this understanding to larger concepts. Topics will include how to identify common native bee groups, bee ecology and floral relationships, endangered bees, invasive bees, global warming, conservation, and policies/protections related to native bees.
Feb 05 Saturday
Enjoy an afternoon of favorite classical piano pieces and jazz performed live by outstanding piano teachers of the Rogue Valley on Saturday, February 5, at 3pm, in the North Medford High School Auditorium. Admission is by donation. All proceeds go toward furthering the education of promising music students in our valley.
Sponsored by the Rogue Valley Chapter of the Oregon Music Teachers Association, the Joyce Stevens Scholarship Benefit Recital is named in honor of nationally certified teacher Joyce Stevens, formerly of Jacksonville, for her lifelong contribution to the arts in Oregon (and beyond).
Alexander Tutunov is among the performers, along with Thor Polson, Pat Daly, Michele Alspach, Isaiah Spratt and more. Socially distanced seating and masks are required throughout the performance.
Oregon Music Teachers Association (OMTA) is a professional organization of music educators comprising private studio teachers and college music faculty across Oregon. All donations are tax deductible. For further information call 541.535.2089
Feb 06 Sunday
Stop by the Mendocino Art Center and make your own brass heart-shaped, hand-stamped charm or keychain for you, your fuzzy friend, or someone you love! Choose from precut hearts made by the jewelry studio elves, or take an hour and learn how to cut, file, sand and stamp your very own shape from start to finish. All proceeds to benefit the Mendocino Art Center jewelry studio in replacing the burnout kiln.
Feb 07 Monday
Feb 11 Friday
Fri, February 11, 2022, at 7:00 PM join us for an evening with the inspiring world musician, dancer, and storyteller Okaidja Afroso! Okaidja Afroso, a member of a family of musicians and storytellers, is a singer, guitarist, percussionist, storyteller, and dancer. Touring the United States since 1997, he brings soul-filled music that charts a journey from the traditional songs of his youth in Ghana to the influences of international collaborators. His original songs embody the human experience, evoking joy, tears, and hope. For more information, visit okaidja.com
Feb 12 Saturday
The 2022 Southern Oregon Polar Plunge is a great way to support Special Olympics Oregon athletes and their mission of inclusion and diversity. Held annually in February at the Rogue Valley Country Club - this event is a spectacular community event that engages everyone's wild side to fundraise and support Special Olympics Oregon athletes. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Through challenges and triumphs, Special Olympics serves the largest disability population by celebrating their abilities. By competing, athletes experience life-changing opportunities to improve physical fitness, learn life skills and connect more closely to their communities.
Taking the Plunge: With five traditional Plunge locations to choose from, plus two new markets in 2022, it’s easy for Oregonians to be Freezin’ for a Reason. Special Olympics Oregon is planning in-person Polar Plunges in Portland, Bend, Eugene, Corvallis, and Southern Oregon and new events in Salem and the Oregon Coast. And a new option for anyone to participate in Virtual Plunges, our most inclusive Polar Plunges yet. Participants can choose the ‘BRRR-tu-al’ Plunge option to #PlungeAtHome from anywhere! Feeling extra Bold? Join our Virtual Super Plunge, a month-long challenge of 24 days of Plunge! However you take the Plunge in 2022, there is a safe option for everyone. Polar Plunge is a great way for individuals, organizations, schools, and businesses to connect, have fun and raise money for a vital cause. All funds raised go to supporting the programming and events of over 12,000 participants statewide. Register your team today at www.plungeoregon.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This small California county has a surprising diversity of habitats and as a result at least 425 bird species have been recorded there (this compares to only 282 in neighboring Josephine County)! We will spend the weekend visiting its best coastal (and a few inland) birding locations. Well over 100 species are expected, including a high diversity of seabirds, waterfowl, and gulls as well as some shorebirds. Special effort will be made to find any rarities that have been reported. Information will be provided on the identification and biology of the birds we see and hear. Ages 16+ welcome.
The Langlois Public Library is holding a raffle for a beautiful hand made garden-themed quilt. The purpose of this event is to earn funds to purchase the plants for our demonstration pollinator garden.
Tickets for the raffle are available at the library at $ 3/1 ticket or $5/2 tickets. . Drawing to be held on Saturday, Feb 12- as is the last session on"How to Install a Mini-Pollinator Garden" The library hours: Tues-Friday: 11 am-4: 30 pm Sat: 11am-4pm.
In addition, tickets may be purchased at Stillwater Natives Nursery, 53701 Beach Lp Rd, Fri-Sat 10 am-4 pm.
The garden is a vision of Darcy Grahek of Stillwater Natives Nursery who has conducted very successful workshops at the library, Darcy plans to continue her quest to introduce pollinator gardens to the coastal communities. To sign up for future workshops: email@example.com
More info: 541 348-2507
Join Rogue Valley Farm to School for a monthly benefit featuring estate wine produced with organic grapes from Long Walk Vineyard and assorted tapas prepared from our procurement specialist Deanna Waters-Senf or guest chefs. Featuring locally sourced seasonal ingredients.
Can't join us in June? Join us this summer on a Second Saturday!
All proceeds support the work of Rogue Valley Farm to School.
Feb 13 Sunday