Weekend Music: Go Witness Rising Star Finalists

Happening at South Stage Cellars this week: It’s the finals, the best of the best. Local artists performing for charity and the Rising Star title.

Friday May 25
6:00 Adey Bell
7:00 Qi Brothers
7:30 Charles Guy and Crystal Reeves
8:30 Robbie Dacosta

Saturday May 26
5:00 The Seons
6:00 Mark Charles Hill
7:00 Jeff Kloetzel
7:30 Dave Barnes Trio


Outdoorsy Adventure For Free

Wild Herbs & Edibles Field Trip!
Dennis Ellingson, author 
Saturday, May 19, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Organized by Rogue Fit Solutions
Meet at TouVelle Park and walk into the area’s wilds to identify and forage for herbs and edibles. Take advantage of Mr. Ellingson’s extensive knowledge base and get hands on experience gathering wild greens and plants.
We will meet in the back of TouVelle park at 1pm, so drive all the way to the end. There is a $5 day use fee for parking so carpool if you can.

Map to TouVelle State Park: http://g.co/maps/2ys8u

Chinese Fable on OSF Stage

If you haven’t heard, The Chamber is organizing a trip to China this year. So, we’re especially interested in The White Snake at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

And if you want to join us on the trip to China, contact us at 541-608-8520. The deadline is July 15.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
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Serpent spirits, meddling monks
In a beloved Chinese legend, a snake spirit disguised as a beautiful woman falls in love with a young scholar. White Snake keeps her true identity secret from him, but a disapproving monk persists in unmasking her. With the help of Green Snake, White Snake summons all her magic powers to defeat the spirits and monsters threatening her life and her great love. With live music and beautiful visual metaphors, Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman invites your imagination to her staging of this fantastical transcendent romance.

Age recommendation: The story is fantastical, romantic, charming and witty,with a dark and dangerous undercurrent. It will be fast-paced and visually exciting, and appropriate for students 12 and up. View full age recommendation.

Run time: 1 hour and 37 minutes; no intermission.

Audience notes: Incense is burned in this performance.

To prepare for The White Snake, please consider our Preface Plus offering, a 45-minute introduction to the world of the play, presented by an OSF Education Department staff member.

Gospel Garden Project Receives Love Bucket

The Chamber Leadership class this year has chosen to build a sustainable raised garden for The Medford Gospel Mission. The project has been receiving great community support. The Love Bucket is one and was featured in the latest issue of the Auto Emporium magazine: Love Bucket Supports Gospel Garden Project


Thinking “Chamber” Across the Seas

Board Director, Brian McQuade, is on vacation. But he hasn’t stopped thinking “Chamber.” Here are two of the many emails we’ve received from him. [We miss you, Brian:)]

I thought Brad and the staff would appreciate knowing the oldest city in Australia, started by convicts sent from England over 200 years ago, has established a robust economy and very vibrant city, and uses The Chamber to support business activity.  Pretty cool hey?

Over in the outback in Alice Springs, about 200 miles from the center of Australia by Ayres Rock, The Chamber is alive and well. –Brian

Imagine my surprise to see this Alice Springs Chamber sign displayed.  Alice Springs is in the Outback of The Northern territory and nearly 1000 miles literally in any direction from any significant population base. It is a town of a few thousand people, mainly Aboriginal.–Brian

International Week

Southern Oregon University’s celebration of their cultural diversity is open to the public.

All events are free! Don’t miss the food fair on Monday as the kickoff and be sure to join us on Friday for the International Show in the Music Hall. The doors for the show open at 6:30 pm and you do not need a ticket.

Office of International Programs
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520 USA