Out & About: July 24, 2014

Out & AboutButterfly & Moth Bioblitz

Crater Lake National Park is calling all “citizen scientists”. This weekend head up to cool down and take part in the “Butterfly and Moth Bioblitz.”

Local and regional experts will be on hand this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for talks and to lead field trips in order to document the diversity of butterflies and moth who call the park home.

The event and activities are appropriate for all age groups and abilities. The all-day event is free and but space is limited with registration beginning at 8 a.m.

Siskiyou Folk & Bluegrass Festival

The Illinois Valley is home to the Siskiyou Folk and Bluegrass Festival this Saturday. The family event features lots of music, food, drinks and vendors all surrounding the trout pavilion at Lake Selmac.

Admission is $15, but kids 12 and under are free. Gates open at 9:30 Saturday morning, don’t forget your blanket and lawn chairs.

Berry Picking Expedition

There are a lot of summertime activities unique to the Klamath Basin; this weekend’s event is Saskatoon Picking.

The Klamath County Museum is leading picking expeditions along Link River Trail in search of the berries also known as serviceberries. The event is free and begins at 9 a.m. Sunday at the North Trailhead.

Hanley Farm: Farm to Table

Historic Hanley Farm is hosting a traditional farm to table meal this weekend. The four course local meal is paired with local wine.

Anyone who grabs a seat at this Saturday’s event outside of Jacksonville will also hear from local historian Larry Smith – who shares unique and entertaining tales of times forgotten.

The space around the table is limited so reservations are needed. All the money raised from the event goes to the Southern Oregon Historical Society.

Teen Star Wars Party

Finally, May the Force Be With any teen heading to the Klamath County Library.

The downtown branch is hosting Star Wars event, not this weekend, but this Wednesday. The party in the galaxy *not so* far, far away begins, at 1:30 p.m.

The teens must choose between the force and the dark side as the dress the part for door prizes. The event includes a screening of the fourth film and plenty of treats, like “Wookie Cookies”, “Hans Rolos”, “Ewok Snacks”, “Yoda Soda” or “Vaderade”.