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Theatre Convivio in Ashland Oregon

August 8th, 2013 by Julie

Ashland has a new theatre company Theatre Convivio, the company is proud to present their convivio theatrefirst production “The Fantastics.”  with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones.

The play will run Thursdays through Sundays at 8p.m.  until August 18th.2013. Convivio Artistic Director Richard Heller  says “ The new company plans to present works by many playwrights including Neil Simon and Arthur Miller.”

The company which was formed earlier this year are calling Bellview  Grange home, it is located at 1050 Tolman Creek Road in Ashland. They are happy to be using ” a jewel-like space” for the first of many productions.

If you plan to go… tickets can be purchased at the Music Coop in Ashland or online at or call 541-708-1817





ScienceWorks a hands on Museum for all ages

July 17th, 2013 by Julie

science worksWhether you come to Ashland with your children or grandchildren.

Plan one of your days in visiting Ashland to include a trip to Science Works located on East Main Street.

A hands on museum,  we and our grandchildren were fascinated with all of the different interactive exhibits to explore.  We had planned to spend only an hour because the children were aged 4 and 2.  We ended up sending nearly 3 hours, they would have spent even more time,  but we adults were hungry and wanted to eat lunch.

It is an inspiring place full of creative fun through interactive science, my grandchildren left full of wonder and wanted to go back for more.

To find out more about ScienceWorks go to

Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s ” Green Show “

July 17th, 2013 by Julie

Ashland_danceworks-160x130Where can you see a great show 6 nights a week?

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents it’s 2013 Green Show.

This is a  fabulous Free Show starting at 6:45 p.m. before the evening theater performances, every night except Monday’s and lasts for about  35 minutes. The show is fun for the whole family,  and will run through October 13th.

Some of the offerings this July, August and September will include…..

Ashland Dance Works…. an elite group of local dancers ages 10 to18

Bathtub Gin Serendes… playing Jazz and Blues form the 1920′s and 30′s

Dance Kalieidascope….. a contemporary dance group

Deathrow Tull …. a funk rock band

Heiwa Taiko…. a unique hip and energitic group of grandmother drummers the oldest player is 87 years old.

For more information and complete schedule go to


Summer at the Blue Moon Bed and Breakfast

July 10th, 2013 by Julie


Everything in the Blue Moon garden is blooming, including a Yucca cactus

It is located atYUCCA the entrance to our parking lot.
I have read that after it blooms it may die
back, if you know about these plants give us some advice about what to do.

We have just planted a raised bed kitchen garden on the south side of the Cottage.
There are tomato plants and herbs to use in our breakfasts ( they are organic, no
pesticides here )We also have sown some lettuce and radish seeds, if the deer
don’t get them first we hope to serve greens on our breakfast plates

How did the Oregon Shakespeare Festival begin

July 6th, 2013 by Julie

Did you now……

ashlandThe Rogue Valley is full of things that would not be here without that lone person who had an idea and ran with it. A good example is the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. It took many people to create one of the nations largest and most prestigious regional theaters.

But without  English teacher Angus Bowmer born in 1904 in Bellingham Washington, OSF would not be what it is today. In 1931 he came to live in Ashland and to teach at the Southern Oregon Normal School now known as SOU. He persuaded the town to revive the July 4th celebrations with an important addition: a Shakespeare Festival.

The remains of an old Chautaugua building in Lithia Park gave Bowmer the idea of staging Shakespeare plays in an outdoor Elizabethan stage. His students helped him construct the stage, and local actors performed plays. Bowmer remained active in the theatre until his death in 1979.

And the rest is history

Summer Fun, ZipLining above the trees.

June 19th, 2013 by Julie

ziplineDuring your stay at the Blue Moon Bed and Breakfast, on one of those days when you don’t have an afternoon play to go to, why not consider a half day trip ZipLining with Rogue Valley ZipLine Adventures which has the longest zip line in the Pacific Northwest. Perhaps you might like to spend the whole day out with their  Zip, Dip and Sip Tour,  the day will start with ZipLining and then a Rogue River Rafting Trip followed by lunch and end the day with Wine Tasting at a local winery.  What could be nicer!

Just a short ride from Ashland, Rogue Valley ZipLine Adventure is located in the hills of beautiful Southern Oregon.  The Company provides Guided Zip Line Tours on a progressive 5 zip line Course. You can get a glimpse of the locally famous Braden Gold Mine and many other spectacular views  as you zip along. Including , Crater Lake Rim, Mt. Mcloughlin and Table Rocks.

Enjoy Nature Walks through Lithia Park in Ashland Oregon

June 8th, 2013 by Julie

lithia parkThe small town of Ashland Oregon has lots to offer, well known for world class Theatre, Ashland has many other delights,  including lots of opportunities to commune with nature.  Join local Ashland residents and visitors on  Nature Walks through Lithia Park,  a 93-acre gem in the heart of downtown Ashland.

Local naturalists will lead easy 90 minute walks through the stunningly beautiful city park, every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday mornings  ( also adding Saturday’s in July and August).   The nature walks are Free and all ages are welcome.  No reservations required, just meet at the Park entrance near the Ashland Plaza at 10.a.m. and join in the fun.

You will learn about the trees, flowers, birds, climate, water, geology and history of this dazzling park.

For more information go to



The Unfortunates… a New Play at OSF

May 29th, 2013 by Julie

The Unfortunates is now playing at the OSF 2013 Season in the Thomas Theatre

The Unfortunates is now playing at the OSF 2013 Season in the Thomas Theatre

The Unfortunates, A world Premier in the Thomas Theatre

We saw the play last week;  it was quite entertaining, and surprising.  A musical where blues, gospel and rap mix in the story, telling us about despair and how sad tunes can help you keep your dignity when you are in a pickle…..

Please make sure to read about the play in the  “Illuminations” brochure before going in!

King Lear at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland

April 23rd, 2013 by Julie

carousel_1020_547_Lear_r2This is a contemporary and timeless version of King Lear. Directed by OSF artistic director Bill Rauch. Michael Winters and Jack Willis alternate performances as King Lear.

We saw Jack Willis as King Lear, we first saw him last season as LBJ in All the Way. He was very powerful as LBJ and equally so as King Lear.

This is a modern and spare production (at one point Lear watches a flat screen TV)  Lear asks his daughters ” who loves me best ” Cordelia his youngest daughter will not play the game and is banished.  I wanted to see more of Codelia played by Sofia Jean Gomez in her first season at OSF, but she only appears at the beginning and end of the play.

The Thomas Theatre is very intimate and the intensity of the story makes us the audience feel like part of the action in this often gory and emotional play.

12th Annual Film Festival in Ashland Oregon

April 3rd, 2013 by Julie


Festival starts on April 4th until April 8th.  Last Year I saw the award winning ”Ethel” a documentary about Ethel Kennedy made by her youngest daughter Rory.

This year there are 91 films, on a  wide variety of subjects and from many different countries. Documentaries, short films and feature length films, many of these are world premiers.

These are films that you will probably not see anywhere else but here in Ashland. There is something for everyone.

For more information, go to: