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Southern Oregon Grape Fair 2015

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Saturday, May 30th from 10am to 5pm
Talent, Oregon – Talent Chamber of Commerce presents the Southern Oregon Grape Fair celebrating the many products derived from our growing number beautiful vineyards in Southern Oregon.  The Southern Oregon Grape Fair is a celebration of community, rich agriculture and the arts in Southern Oregon. Music, dancing, Arts, entertainment, fabulous food and beverages as well as vendors of all types will be showcasing in downtown Talent.

SOGF is a walking fair of Wine, Spirits, Brews, Food, Art and Entertainment: wine tasting from the region’s best wine producers; delicious food from our area’s most talented purveyors; live music from the valley’s most energetic and engaging performers; Talent Public Art Committee’s second annual Plein Air – an outdoor art competition, and the addition of Talent’s First One-Day Photography contest.

The Talent Public Art Committee is proud to host the interactive art table and a Juried Plein Air Competition where artists pick up a clean canvas Saturday morning and return that afternoon with a matted & framed vineyard inspired completed piece of art for competition.

Saturday, May 30th from 9am to 1pm
The Bike Chata Memorial Race is in memorial of Jozef Wayryniec Slowikowski, who was a prominent member of the biking community in Talent. The Slowikowski family also owned a polish restaurant called “Chata” (the C is silent), where Tally Ho in Talent is currently located. Josef held a bike race called Bike Chata in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Even after they stopped doing the race, Josef could be seen riding his bike around town into his 80’s! We are doing this race in memorial of him and his contribution to the city of Talent, as well as the biking community. His family will be there and participating the day of the race. We are also incorporating the logo from the original Bike Chata for this race.

The event will feature two bike events. A 20-mile bike race that starts at 9:00 AM and finishes in downtown Talent. This ride takes you past many beautiful vineyards and incorporates part of the race from the original Bike Chata in 1991! There will also be a family friendly 4-mile bike ride starting at 9:00 AM, which passes a beautiful vineyard and is fun for the whole family. There will also be a kid’s bike rodeo hostedby RVTD.
Bike Chata, is brought to you by Rogue Valley Race Group www.roguevalleyracegroup.com
Registration and more information can be found at www.bikechata.com

If you haven’t had a chance to visit Talent this is a great opportunity to see what the City of Talent has to offer.With a small town feel, Talent is a great place to visit, live and raise a family.  To learn more about the Talent Chamber of Commerce visit www.talentchamber.org. To learn more about the Southern Oregon Grape visit us on facebook.com/sograpefair or contact Gretchen Hartrick at 541.951.9442

 

Camelot Theatre Company presents THE LION IN WINTER October 15 – November 9

Camelot Theatre Company presents THE LION IN WINTER  October 15 – November 9
“The Lion in Winter” previews October 15 and 16, opens October 17 and runs through November 9. The 8 p.m. performance on October 15 is a fundraiser for The Amigo Club. Tickets for that performance are $25, all fees included. Tickets for the Thursday preview are $12. There is a special Pay What You Can performance on Wednesday, October 22 at 8 p.m. Reservations are definitely recommended. Regular performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays @ 2 p.m. Tickets are $23 for students and seniors (except for Sunday matinees) and $25 for Adults. Reserved seating is available for $2/ticket. There is a box office fee of $4 for all orders. Student Rush tickets are available for $10, 10 minutes before performances. Tickets can be purchased in person or by phone at the Company Box Office (541-535-5250) or online at www.CamelotTheatre.org. Camelot is located at the corner of Talent Ave and Main St in Talent. Box Office hours are Monday through Saturday from 12-5 p.m. and one hour before performances.

The Lion in Winter is a tale of unrequited passion and lust for power as realized in the Oscar-winning film starring Peter O’Toole and Katharine Hepburn. King Henry II of England has three sons by Eleanor of Aquitaine: Richard, Geoffrey, and John. Henry wants the kingdom to stay united after his death, but all three sons want to rule and so it is likely to be torn apart by revolution. Talk about a dysfunctional family! Henry favors the youngest, John, while Eleanor favors the eldest, Richard. Middle son Geoffrey hopes to play both ends against each other and come out on top while Henry wants to have another heir by his mistress Alais. “A work of intelligence, astringent wit, and much theatrical skill.”— The New York Times

“The Lion in Winter” previews October 15 and 16, opens October 17 and runs through November 9. The 8 p.m. performance on October 15 is a fundraiser for The Amigo Club. Tickets for that performance are $25, all fees included. Tickets for the Thursday preview are $12. There is a special Pay What You Can performance on Wednesday, October 22 at 8 p.m.

Reservations are definitely recommended. Regular performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays @ 2 p.m. Tickets are $23 for students and seniors (except for Sunday matinees) and $25 for Adults. Reserved seating is available for $2/ticket. There is a box office fee of $4 for all orders. Student Rush tickets are available for $10, 10 minutes before performances.

Tickets can be purchased in person or by phone at the Company Box Office (541-535-5250) or online at www.CamelotTheatre.org. Camelot is located at the corner of Talent Ave and Main St in Talent. Box Office hours are Monday through Saturday from 12-5 p.m. and one hour before performances.

Harvest Festival Pancake Breakfast

Talent Harvest Festival – October 4, 2014

The festival starts  Saturday morning with the

Harvest Festival Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast

(brought to you by the Talent Chamber of Commerce)

7 am to 11 am
$5.00 a person at the

Talent Community Center
206 E. Main St., Talent, OR 97540

Sponsored by:

Mountain View Paving

“If you haven’t had a chance to visit Talent this is a great opportunity to see what the City of Talent has to offer. With a small town feel, Talent is a great place to visit, live and raise a family.”
To learn more about the Talent Chamber of Commerce visitwww.talentchamber.org.

Twelth Annual Rogue Valley Business Resource Fair

Rogue Valley Business Fair

This is the twelfth annual Rogue Valley Business Resource Fair, a free information event for small business owners and those thinking about becoming entrepreneurs. This is a special opportunity to get free consultations and attend seminars on topics critical to small businesses. Information booths will be staffed by representatives from banking, insurance and government as well as local trade organizations.

FOR MORE
INFORMATION
541-552-8300
E-mail: powellk@sou.edu
Web: www.sou.edu/bizfair
Parking Information:
www.DowntownMedford.com/parking
Pre-registration: www.sou.edu/bizfair
or call 541-552-8300
Same-day registration is available
at the Higher Education Center.

Community Art with a Heart

Community Art with a Heart

Community Art with a Heart

A mosaic mural to bring Talent together
& support the Equamore Foundation

Oregon’s newest public art creation: The Horses of Equamore mosaic mural being led by Karen Rycheck. Here is the link to her indiegogo fundraising page, where you can donate and in exchange, receive your name (or whoever’s you want) hand-stamped into a ceramic tile that will be a part of the mural! How cool is that? There are tons of animals and options- check it out. Tiles range from $10-1000. Also available is a mosaic workshop for 4! Don’t miss this chance to be representing for Talent!

 

Pony Up for Public Art

It’s time for horse lovers and all the rest of you to pony up for public art!
 

“Hi, my name is Karen Rycheck and I’m a mosaic/ceramic artist living here in the lovely Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon. I have just received a grant from the Ashland-based Lloyd Haines Philanthropic Foundation to partially fund the creation of a 27 foot x 2.5 foot mosaic mural (to be place on the Main St. side of Grotto Pizza) for the town that I love, Talent (see drawing above)! You might ask, “Why do you need more money, Karen”? Well, the grant covers research, design, and planning for the mural, but most of the materials and studio expenses aren’t covered by the grant.

My mural will depict the horses of the Equamore Foundation, a 23-year-old non-profit horse rescue organization for neglected, abused, and abandoned horses.  I intend this mural to be a way to honor the horses for their stoic will to survive as well as bring attention to this worthy cause in our Valley while adding a beautiful piece of art to our town’s core. Many of the rescued horses at Equamore are brought in as skin and bones. Some have been left for months or years relying solely on themselves to find food and water. Others have been physically abused to the point of no longer being safe around people anymore. The good folks at Equamore, mostly volunteers, have been working hard to take care of these poor beauties and rehabilitate them as best they can. They currently have over 50 horses on site. Though a few are in foster homes, they will never have an owner other than the Equamore Foundation due to their prior abuse. As the only organization of it’s kind in this Valley, Equamore provides a critical service for our horse-loving community.

Here is the chance for you to participate, either by helping to construct this newest mural directly, or by donating and having your own wildlife/horse donor tile created to be a part this mosaic that is Talent. As pledges come in, I will be creating the specialty tiles for donors, as well as the horse tiles that make up the main scene of the mural in my home studio in Talent. I will select a tile for you from your chosen category, to make sure there’s plenty of variety of critters.

Businesses, as well as individuals, will happily  be acknowledged on the Pony Up for Talent Public Art Facebook page, though only individual or family names will be used on the actual tiles. I will be inviting and encouraging other experienced ceramic artists from Talent and the surrounding area to help in this process as much as possible. The donor tiles will be more detail-oriented and labor-intensive, as each piece will be hand cut, textured, hand-stamped with the donors’ names, and hand-glazed one at a time. Once the fundraising is over, and all the donor tiles completed, we will be making and sourcing more tile for the landscape fill areas. Helpers from the community will set these (perhaps you) under my direction and with the help of other mosaic artists from the area. There will be nine 2.5 x 3 foot panel sections to complete before installation. Check the Pony Up for Talent Public Art Facebook page to view drawings and sample tiles, see details of the mural design, and to connect for volunteer opportunities and updates!”

 

Talent/Phoenix Little Free Libraries – OPEN HOUSE

Talent/Phoenix Little Free Libraries – OPEN HOUSE

Talent & Phoenix Free Little Libraries

 

 

Open House & Hors d’oeuvres

 Saturday, September 27 at 5:00 PM to Saturday, September 27 at 7:00 PM 
Talent Community Hall
206 E Main St
Talent, OR 97540

 

Several residents of Phoenix and Talent came together this past February for a yearlong leadership program under the auspices of the Ford Institute Leadership Program presented by Rural Development

Inc.  Our goal was to learn and improve our leadership and communication skills, culminating in a project that would enhance and serve both communities. Our choice was Little Free Libraries, a world-wide movement to place small “houses” of adult and children’s books in communities like ours. We look forward to seeing you & sharing our project & ideas!

A Little Free Library (LFL) is a books ‘house’ in a public place, where people can freely share books,
“The focus of our project is to fund, design, build and install several
Little Free Libraries™ in Talent and Phoenix to enhance literacy, promote the joy of reading,
and build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.”

PUMP BOYS & DINETTES August 20 – September 21

PUMP BOYS & DINETTES  August 20 – September 21

Pump Boys & Dinettes

 

(Click the image above & whisk away to Camelot Theatre)

Book, Lyrics & Music by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann

Get ready for a fun, whimsical, country-western musical! The ‘Pump Boys’ sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and, right next door, are the ‘Dinettes,’ Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, owners of the Double Cupp diner. Together, their evening of country western songs brought about unanimous raves on and off-Broadway. With heartbreak and hilarity, these lovable characters perform on guitars, piano, bass and, yes, kitchen utensils. “Both musically and theatrically, a triumph of ensemble playing. It doesn’t merely celebrate the value of friendship and life’s simple pleasures, it embodies them.” — The New York Times “Totally terrific…It is such fun.” — NY Post