Cantrall Buckley Golden Jubilee!

You are Invited!

CANTRALL BUCKLEY PARK GOLDEN JUBILEE

50th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 11 am to 7:00 pm

FREE ADMISSION!

($5 per car for parking)

LIVE MUSIC: Headliners Brothers Reed

The Antonucci Collective, The Family Carr, Rogue Trio, Romancing the West, Sequoia

LOCAL BUSINESS AND NONPROFIT VENDORS & EXHIBITS

BBQ, FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS

Fun for the whole family! All are welcome.

Help us celebrate the 50th Anniversary of “The Jewel of the Applegate” as we commemorate the opening of Cantrall Buckley Park on July 14, 1968. The park’s founder, Neil Ledward, will be honored in a special ceremony, as will other volunteers who helped preserve our community park over the years.

The event will feature live music by prominent local bands, delicious food, local business and nonprofit vendors, art, exhibits, and activities for all ages!

Be part of Applegate’s unique history mark your calendars for this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Volunteers needed! Contact agreaterapplegate@gmail.com to sign up.

Donations of any amount welcome and are tax-deductible: A Greater Applegate, Tax ID # 73-1137098. Please mail checks, with subject line “Golden Jubilee,” to A Greater Applegate, PO Box 335, Jacksonville, OR 97530, or pay securely online at http://gacdc.org/contribution/. We look forward to your participation!

A Blast in Brookings!

What an amazingly fun weekend in Brookings!!

Our Geocaching with KASPER class on Saturday had almost 40 kids show up!!  Throw in some parents helping out, SOGeo board members Matt and Teresa of MTWiege, and some KASPER helpers, and we had quite the crew walking around Azalea Park.

Sunday had us celebrating Socks’s birthday.  We hopped in the truck with MTWiege and headed up the coastline to Bandon, stopping along the way to pick up some fun, old caches.  A birthday spent caching with friends and my amazing wife, what more could a guy ask for?

Monday we had to head home but we ended up snagging a few more caches before saying goodbye to Brookings and heading back home to Ashland.

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.

SOGeo’s back in Brookings!

Greetings Brookings cachers!  Socks and Amanda are back on the coast to have some fun teaching a Geocaching class to kids in the area!  We’ve partnered with KASPER to once again come over and share our love of geocaching and give kids a hands-on experience with learning the in’s and out’s of the game.  We’re looking forward to this year’s class which at the time or writing this was scheduled to have more than 25 kids signed up.  Wow!

Here’s to a fun weekend of teaching and spending some time on the beach!

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!

Discover Central Point 2018 is here!

We’ve handed out a number of passports and a number of coins already today!  What a great turnout for this event!  A huge thank you to Central Point Parks and Rec, Nikki Petersen, Elizabeth Blodget, Holiday Inn Express and Suites (Central Point), JC Brown, and everyone who came down to participate in the fun!

There are still a number of coins left and passports can be picked up during regular business hours at Central Point City Hall in the Parks Department or anytime from the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Central Point off Peninger.  Passports can be returned to either site to exchange for this year’s Geocoin.

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!