A Very Merry UnBirthday Bash-a-Palooza 3!

Come join us at Emigrant Lake to celebrate our 3rd annual Very Merry UnBirthday Bash-a-Palooza!!

There will be foodgamesgiftsprizes! and cake!

 

For those who don’t remember from the last two years, or are new to the celebration this year, an unbirthday (originally written un-birthday) is an event that is typically celebrated on any or all of the 364 (365 on leap years) days in which it is not the person’s birthday.  With that in mind, LET’S CELEBRATE!!!!

 

Here’s the plan:  Saturday July 21st, 11:00am – 2:00pm (or whenever we call it quits! smiley)

Let’s meet out at Emigrant Lake at Picnic Shelter A (further up the road and across from the Oak Slope Camping area) for a potluck bbq and a day of fun in the sun!  (NOTE: There is a $4 day use fee per vehicle and there isn’t always an attendant to make change)

 Bring family, friends, anybody and everybody!!  Don’t forget your swimsuits too!  There will be plenty of opportunity to play in the water and cool off.

 


Socks and Amanda will be providing the burgers/hot dogs and buns, we ask that all those attending please bring a side dish to contribute to the meal.  Also, please RSVP the number of people who will be coming in your group so we can get an accurate head count, thank you so much!


Since this is an UnBirthday Party, you better believe there will be gifts and surprises for everyone!  Oh, and also, CAKE!  That’s right, Socks and Amanda will be making and decorating a cake to celebrate all of our UnBirthday!!


We will be having a water balloon toss, a beanbag toss, a slack line, and other miscellaneous fun activities for everyone to join in!!


We will also be selling raffle tickets for some Geocaching.com trackables in order to raise money for future SOGeo events and necessities.

 


RECAP:

Saturday, July 21st, 11:00am-2:00pm (or whenever!), Emigrant Lake

Potluck lunch with games and fun

Don’t forget your swimsuit for a dip in the lake!!

Let’s make this an amazing summer bash and come together for some sun, fun, and relaxation!!

Geocaching with KASPER!

Alex and Amanda Smith, founders of SOGeo – Southern Oregon Geocaching, will be coming to Brookings to host a Geocaching class for children as part of KASPER’s summer fun for kids!

Geocaching offers a family-friendly way to teach children about the wonders of the outdoors. It’s a high-tech treasure hunt that can help engage kids in the natural world. Geocaching uses handheld GPS devices to find “caches” in your neighborhood or out on the trails. Caches are containers of all shapes and sizes that can be camouflaged to blend into their surroundings. Come join us for an afternoon of fun as we learn about geocaching and the adventures it offers!

Pre-registration and class sign-in is required for insurance purposes.  Registration Required. Click here to register: http://kasperkids.org/classes

This class requires participants to walk all over the park area. Children age 7 and under must have a parent/guardian accompany them. Wear good walking shoes. Class will meet at the stage area in the center of the park. If possible, download the Geocaching or C:Geo app to use your phone as a GPS to help locate caches.

Hidden Creatures Meet & Greet

Uncover a new world of Hidden Creatures!

Recently, 13 sightings of magical creatures and otherworldly beings have been reported. Embark on a global adventure to try to witness these mythical creatures in their unique habitats. From June 27 through July 25, earn up to 13 mythical creature souvenirs by finding geocaches and attending events.

For centuries, Hidden Creatures have fueled the imagination and provided supernatural explanations for the world around us. Once written off as simple mythology, a recent series of events now indicate these creatures might actually be real. Your challenge is to look for these creatures in their natural habitats and confirm the existence of as many as you can.

Each week a new habitat will be introduced, beginning with Hidden Creatures of the forest and ending with a magical creature who lives among the stars. See how fast you can witness all of the creatures or take your time to find each one over all four weeks, the challenge is up to you!

Find geocaches or attend events to increase your chances of seeing these mythical creatures and earn up to 13 souvenirs. Plus, share your adventures with #hiddencreatures for a chance to be featured on the Geocaching Blog.


Let’s all get together to kick off this 4 week adventure at a place well known for their classic and exotic meat selections:  Jaspers Cafe!  (2739 N Pacific Hwy, Medford OR 97501)

We’ll gather at 6 PM and go over the information for the Hidden Creatures adventure and help everyone earn their first Hidden Creature Souvenir, BIGFOOT!!

 

RECAP:

When:  Wednesday, June 27th

Where:  Jaspers Cafe (2739 N Pacific Hwy, Medford)

What time:  6pm-7pm

 

Grab your family, grab your friends, grab your neighbor, and bring them out to learn more about Geocaching and the crazy fun that we all have seeking out hidden treasures and collecting virtual souvenirs for our Geocaching profile!  We hope to see you there!!

Medford Teen Library Scavenger Hunt

Geocaching Scavenger Hunt

Ages:  11-18 YRS
Monday, June 25 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Adams Room (JCLS – Medford Branch)

Use GPS coordinates to travel the
library and find hidden treasures

Discover Central Point 2018

Come join the fun as we kick-off our Second Annual Discover Central Point Geocoin Challenge!!



Pick up your passport on Saturday, June 23rd, 2017 between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 285 Peninger Road, Central Point, OR 97502


This geocache series, which consists of 5 traditional caches and 15 temporary caches, will lead cachers to city parks and sights in and around Central Point. Limited edition (150 available) Discover Central Point Geocoins will be awarded to those who complete the geocache series!


This kick-off event will include a raffle which will take place at Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 2:30 pm. Anyone who brings in a an item to be raffled off will get an extra raffle ticket (1 per person).  Southern Oregon Geocaching will be hosting a travel bug table for discovery and possible trades. Light food / beverages will be available.


After the kick-off event, passports to the series can be picked up at and/or returned to Central Point City Hall / 140 S 3rd Street / Central Point (541-423-1978) Monday – Friday between 9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 – 5:00 pm. After hours location: Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 285 Peninger Road, Central Point.   The series will continue until all 150 coins are awarded!


For event information contact Socks & Amanda at 541-690-6550 or southernoregongeocaching@gmail.com or Nikki Petersen with Central Point Parks and Rec at nikki.petersen@centralpointoregon.gov or call 541-423-1978.

Only 5 more days!

Here we are, getting closer and closer to our big Discover Central Point 2018 Geocoin Challenge event!  This year is set to offer 20 new places for you to check out and explore in order to fulfill your passport and earn your limited edition Geocoin celebrating the event.  Only 150 coins will be handed out this year, will you be one of the lucky ones to earn your coin?  Come join us this Saturday, June 23rd, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Central Point as we kick off the event!

Playing Catch-Up

Here we are in the middle of June and still playing catch-up with scheduled events and activities.  We’ve added some of the events for June and July and will be working to add more in the future.  Stay tuned for more!

Urban Forest Carnival

Come stop by our booth at the Urban Forest Carnival!  We’ll be talking all things Geocaching while giving everyone the chance to search “Frankencache” and see how many caches they can discover.

From a tiny seed to a giant redwood, from the days of
logging with steam engines and horses to helicopters
and spiderlifts. Witness feats of strength and daring,
professionals pushing the limits of human endurance,
holding our future in their hands. See the best tree climbers
on the west coast competing in three gravity-defying
dimensions 100 feet in the air!
Test your mettle on a crosscut saw, scream down the
zipline, travel to another dimension on the arbor elevator,
and picture yourself up in an aerial lift truck!
From the ground up, find out what it takes to create the
future. Experience the evolution of our urban forest! The
world premiere of the Urban Forest Carnival is coming to:

Hawthorne Park, May 12, 2018.
Age: All
Day: Saturday
Date: May 12
Place: Hawthorne Park
Cost: FREE

Come see us at the Urban Forest Carnival!

We will be setting up a booth at the world premier of the Urban Forest Carnival in Hawthorne Park on Saturday, May 12th, from 8 am until dark.  The carnival is being put on by the Medford Parks and Rec department and will be filled with all sorts of exciting events, booths, and activities.  Come stop by, say hi, and check out all the fun going on in the park!

Geocachers reach new heights with Planetary Pursuit

It’s been quite the expedition navigating beyond the geocaching universe, caching on every planet to try to become an Official Space Explorer. In fact, over 44,500 geocachers collected over 500 points on their Friend League to reach Pluto, earning the Official Space Explorer souvenir!

In honor of the nine planets (counting dwarf planet, Pluto!) we’re sharing nine fun stats and photos from Planetary Pursuit from around the world and surrounding galaxies!

  1. 5,750 geocachers reached Pluto in the first week
  2. This trackable is ready for some out of this world traveling!
    “Having returned from Pluto, Cosmo is ready to begin his #planetarypursuit adventure all over again.” Photo by Chandraday
  3. Geocachers in Germany found the most caches during Planetary Pursuit
  4. The thrill of your first find!
    “My first geocache find earlier!! Super excited!!!” Photo by Mrs. Contreras
  5. A photo collage of the journey to Pluto!
    “We made it!” Photo by geocmuchalove
  6. 177,376 total number of trackables moved
  7. Never too young to be an Official Space Explorer!
    “Geocaching in the woods!” Photo by andrej_bigcarp
  8. 41,735 The highest Friend League score of Planetary Pursuit.
  9. A helping hand can make all the difference!
    “Last day of the #planetarypursuit and who else better to assist me over the finishing line, but Buzz Lightyear!” Photo by Twoandtwohalves

Bonus photo! Have you found a Planetary Pursuit trackable yet?

“Dropped off a couple of trackables before the end of the Planetary Pursuit. Safe travels!” Photo by Stellan J.

 

What was your favorite part of Planetary Pursuit? We loved exploring beyond our normal caching habits to reach the stellar souvenirs but are excited to uncover a new world of geocaching soon…