Out & About: Farewell to Lynn Sjolund

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Rogue Valley is saying good-bye to a very special musical influence with a final concert series this weekend. After 40 years, Lynn Sjolund is retiring as director of Rogue Valley Chorale.

An award winning choral conductor, Lynn Sjolund taught for years in the Medford School District. In fact, the auditorium at North Medford High School is named in his honor. He was also the founding director of the Rogue Valley Chorale.

Sjolund has served as president of the Oregon Music Educator’s Association and of the Northwest Division of the Music Educators National Conference. His final concerts with the Rogue Valley Chorale are tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. at The Craterian Theater. Tickets are 20 dollars for adults and 5 dollars for students.

Foodies and wine connoisseurs from all along the west coast are getting ready to treat their senses to a variety of Ashland delights. “A Taste of Ashland” is in its twenty-fourth year. It is “The Ashland Gallery Associations” signature fund-raising event.

This walking tour of Ashland galleries pairs local restaurants and regional wineries to create Ashland’s most delicious art experience. Follow a map through 17 galleries and discover the sights and tastes that have made Ashland famous. A Taste of Ashland is on tomorrow and Sunday, April 27th and 28th from noon to 4 p.m.

Eagle Point is revving up for the Annual Thomas Ussary Memorial Car Show. Proceeds from the show go to the Thomas Ussary Memorial Scholarship fund and the Eagle Point High School Skills-USA Club. Tomorrow’s event includes a car show n’ shine, poker run, trophies, concessions, and many prizes! The event is at Eagle Point High School.