PROGRAM REGISTRATION: Enter Southern Oregon University’s conference residence, Cox Hall, through the sliding doors off the parking lot. At registration you’ll meet your Group Leader, who will be your expert guide for the week, and the Conference Assistant, who will give you your room keys. Settle into your room and relax from your journey here while your fellow participants arrive. At registration, you’ll receive a packet of information to prepare you for the week, including a detailed schedule of events and important information about the week. Come to the evening’s orientation refreshed and ready for your adventures!
ORIENTATION: Get to know what this exciting week has in store! Meet back in the registration room to get to know your fellow Road Scholars and program staff during an informative overview of the program. Learn about the in-depth classes and fascinating field trips you’ll be experiencing this week and prepare for Monday morning’s first glimpse of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus. Come prepared with your questions about any of the fun events this week.
CAMPUS EXCURSION: Orient yourself to Cox Hall, Cascade Dining Hall with its new dining service where you will eat many of your delicious meals, Schneider Museum of Art, Hannon Library, and the Stevenson Union. Cox Hall is conveniently located adjacent to Siskiyou Boulevard with easy access to campus attractions, coffee shops, eateries, and a gourmet grocery store.
Dinner: Enjoy a delicious catered dinner and conversation with your fellow Road Scholars in our meeting room in Cox Hall. Continue your orientation to the week’s programming over a scrumptious dessert.Evening: THEATRE GAMES: Meet your theatre instructor for the week, OSF actor Tyrone Wilson, who will guide grandparents and grandchildren through fun and interactive theatre-based games.Lodging: Cox Hall (Intergenerational programs)Meals Included: Dinner
Return to the campus to continue learning about theatre productions. Class topics will vary but previous classes have been on stage make-up, the business of acting, or the role of the director.Dinner: Relax after this afternoon’s excitement with an enjoyable dinner in the Cascade Food Court. The new food service, A’viands, uses fresh recipes in its delicious dinner entrees, ethnic cuisine selections, soups, salads, and assorted desserts.Evening: Return to the classroom to learn more about the OSF productions.
Class topics vary. Among others, subjects may include how the casting process works, the implementation of a play for the modern stage in dramaturgy, incorporating dance in theatre productions, or how actors learn dialects for the stage.
Lodging: Cox Hall (Intergenerational programs)Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
THEATRE REFLECTIONS: These core classes of the program will be taught daily by your theatre instructor, Tyrone, who will be your guide for the week’s performances, lead review discussions, and introduce you to several actors straight off the OSF stages.Lunch: Indulge in a variety of options for both vegetarians and meat-lovers alike at the Cascade Food Court. The new food service, A’viands, prides itself on using fresh ingredients in its delicious main entrees, daily soups, build-your-own sandwich and salad bars, and many tasty sides.Afternoon: Return to the classroom to learn more about the OSF productions.
This afternoon's class will delve into the script and themes of Thursday's performance of The Taming of the Shrew.
Cool off at the Emigrant Lake waterslides and race your way down the 280-foot slope. If you do not want to get soaked, you can watch the action from the comfortably dry viewing area. Waterslide passes will be provided as part of the program to everyone who wishes to go down the slides.Dinner: Enjoy more great dinner options at the Cascade Dining Hall for a delightful meal.Evening: PERFORMANCE: Walk into another world in one of America’s oldest Elizabethan theatres under the stars on a summer evening. Tonight you will be seeing The Heart of Robin Hood, a fast-paced, hilarious & vibrant take on the Robin Hood legend, David Farr’s new play premiered last year at the Royal Shakespeare Company to rave reviews.
Lodging: Cox Hall (Intergenerational programs)Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
THEATRE REFLECTIONS: After a brief break, explore more of the week’s performance themes as you meet again with your OSF actor instructor. Relive the highlights from the play you watched yesterday, learn about the themes and setting of the play you will see today, and meet one of the many talented OSF actors.Lunch: Today's lunch will be downtown at Creekside Pizza. Enjoy handmade, stone-baked pizzas and fresh salads at this local favorite.Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore Ashland on your own! Visit the ScienceWorks Museum or drive to nearby Jacksonville or Medford. If you wish to attend an additional play at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), please contact OSF at (541)482-4331 to purchase tickets. If you would like to visit ScienceWorks Museum, please contact them at (541) 482-6767 for hours and admission rates.Dinner: Tonight dinner will be on your own to take advantage of more than 80 restaurants in Ashland. You’ll find everything from sushi or traditional pub fare to fine dining in downtown Ashland. If you wish to eat at Cascade Dining Hall, you may do so on a cash basis.Evening: PERFORMANCE: Walk into another world in one of America’s oldest Elizabethan theatres under the stars on a summer evening. Tonight you will be seeing A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Love triangles, mishaps, and forests full of fairies, this magical Shakespeare production reigns as one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies.Lodging: Cox Hall (Intergenerational programs)Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
THEATRE REFLECTIONS: After a brief break, return to the classroom for today’s discussion of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival plays. In this intimate class setting, review yesterday’s performance, meet yet another special guest, and get ready for today’s production with your OSF guide.Lunch: Head over again to Cascade Dining Hall for a refreshing lunch before the afternoon’s activities.Afternoon: CLASS: ACTOR'S LIFE
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival company includes about 100 actors each year. Meet one of these talented professionals and learn about the life of an actor in an intimate setting. Come prepared with the questions you’ve always wanted to ask a performer!
After class, you'll visit a local thrift store to put together a creative costume and find a few props for your performance tomorrow.Dinner: Gather for your last dinner together as a group over a pleasant, catered meal in our private meeting room. Share your thoughts about this week’s program with your new Road Scholar friends and highlight your favorite experiences. Enjoy a delicious ice cream sundae bar for dessert before heading off to tonight's theatre performance.Evening: PERFORMANCE: Named after the OSF founder Angus Bowmer, this theatre opened in 1970 to extend the OSF season by offering an indoor venue. By design, you’ll find there’s no bad seat in the house.
Tonight you will be seeing The Taming of the Shrew. Get ready for beach boardwalks and rock ‘n’ roll in Shakespeare’s fun, comedic love story! NOTE: This play includes scenes with sexual innuendo inherent in Shakespeare's text.Lodging: Cox Hall (Intergenerational programs)Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
THEATRE REFLECTIONS: After a brief break, gather again in the classroom. Today you’ll meet for the last time with the group and go over the week’s performances, meet with a guest actor, and wrap up the week’s themes.Lunch: Catered box lunches (with vegetarian option) will be available after the program. You are welcome to stay and eat your box lunch on-campus but if you need to leave right away, your lunch will be ready for you.Afternoon: Please check-out of Cox Hall by 1:00 PM.Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
With an average snowfall of 44 feet, not all entrances are open year round. Roads can close from October to July. Rim Drive is typically open by the beginning of July. This 33 mile drive has spectacular viewpoints.
For the latest road, weather, and trail information please call (541)594-3000. Current conditions at the park, including web cams, road and facility status can be found on the "Current Conditions" page of their website.For additional information, visit: www.nps.gov/crla
For decades Jacksonville, which had become the county seat, flourished as the commercial and cultural center of Southern Oregon. It wasn’t until 1884, when the railroad was routed through the neighboring town of Medford, did the prestige of Jacksonville begin to wane. As residents and businesses moved away to those communities along the rail lines, Jacksonville settled into a new role-that of an agricultural center.
The combination of the County Seat being moved to Medford in 1927, the Great Depression and World War II had serious economic impact on Jacksonville. But never a community to give in, residents and business leaders sought to preserve the heritage of Southern Oregon’s first town. Although no longer a boom town, Jacksonville discovered a new way to lure those with the pioneer spirit, capturing it’s colorful past and inviting a new generation of explorers to experience it.
The Britt Festival in Jacksonville is a must see when visiting this unique town. The festival began in 1963 with its first summer outdoor concert. Britt exclusively offered classical music until 1978 when they started to incorporate other world-class artists. With an array of performances, including the Classical Festival in the beginning of August, you won’t want to miss these wonderful outdoor concerts.
In 1966, Jacksonville was designated a National Historic Landmark. Over 100 buildings in Jacksonville are on the National Register of Historic Places.
The information provided above is from www.jacksonvilleor.us. Call 541-899-1231 or visit the website for additional information.For additional information, visit: www.jacksonvilleor.us
The development of today's park began in 1914 with the hiring of John McLaren (also designer of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park) as landscape architect. Lithia Park embodies the distinctive characteristics of park design in the tradition of Frederick Law Olmsted. McLaren's landscape plan for Lithia Park was organic in layout, following the natural canyon of the water course. The plantings were naturalistic to the extent that native alders, oaks, conifers and madrones were incorporated, but other plants, such as willows, maples, sycamores, and numerous ornamental varieties were introduced and selected for hardiness, form and color. Once within the Park, the visitor can walk along the trail on the east side of Ashland Creek to the Park headquarters and obtain a map showing the location of both historic and more modern park features including a trail guide to the most significant trees throughout the Park.
Lithia Park is located at 59 Winburn Way in downtown Ashland and is open to the public. Trail guides and other booklets about the park can be obtained from the park office of Ashland Parks and Rec. Dept., open Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.For additional information, visit: www.nps.gov/nr/travel/ashland/lit.htm
The Rogue Valley Region of Southern Oregon has three distinct subregions for grapes: the Rogue River subregion along Interstate 5 from Ashland to Grants Pass, the growing area of the state with the steepest elevation; the westernmost Illinois Valley, at a high elevation and more heavily influenced by the marine climate of the Pacific Ocean; the smaller Applegate Valley, locus for part of the Southern route of the Oregon Trail, further inland and sheltered from Pacific marine air.
The Rogue Valley is the most elevated, warm and dry wine growing region in Oregon. Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Gris are grown in all parts of the Rogue. The inland subregions of the Rogue, including the Applegate Valley, have a dry and warm climate suitable for production of the best Bordelaise varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Semillon and Cabernet franc. The Illinois subregion is noted for its high quality Burgundian varieties Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Merlot and Chardonnay.For additional information, visit: www.winesoforegon.com/rogue-valley-wineries-vineyards.htm
For additional information, visit: www.sou.edu/sma/