Zach's Bikes Lava Beds 100 & 50 Mile Rides

April 14, 2019 9:30am–3:30pm

A highly under-utilized resource for cycling, the Lava Beds and the Tulelake Wildlife Refuge are host to spectacular views. Pair this with pan flat roads and a more temperate climate and you’ve got yourself a great early season century.

This is an out and back ride from the store with water and food stops almost perfectly spaced at 25 mile intervals at Merrill and the Lava Beds Visitor Center. Road conditions are pretty much entirely worn in chip-seal and are flat with some mild hills on the approach to the Visitor Center. The pace of this ride will vary depending on who shows up but if you’re doing the Century ride (not the short ride, see below) expect to be doing paceline work at around 17-19 mph.
We will be tentatively holding a shorter 50 mile route that will meet and end in Merrill. We will take the shuttle van (meet at shop at 10 am) or simply plan to meet at the Merrill Water tower at 10:30. We will cancel the short route if less than 3 people RSVP. If you are genuinely interested in this ride, please RSVP! The pace for this ride will be 16-18 mph.

Plan to bring plenty of food or buy some at the Merrill Gas station. Two water bottles is usually enough since you several opportunities to refill. Bring money or your park pass if you plan to go into the park.

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ART: Larry Heath & Morgan Newberry on Display

April 14, 2019 12:00pm–4:00pm

For the April exhibit, The Klamath Art Association and Gallery is hosting two phenomenal photographic artists, Larry Heath and Morgan Newberry. "The Artistry of Larry Heath and Morgan Newberry" will run from April 7th through April 28tht, showcasing the photographic works by the talented duo. The exhibit will open with an artist’s reception on Sunday, April 7th from noon to 4 PM.

Heath is a native of Klamath Falls. Around the age 17 or 18, he was introduced to opiates by his doctor, and his life turned upside down; eventually he served time in federal prison for 10 years. When he completed his parole in 2010, Heath started fishing the local waterways and was stunned by the wildlife and bought his first camera. Soon Heath stopped fishing (taking photos from a boat was extremely hard due to all the movement) and started walking instead to photograph the beauty of nature. This led to entering photos at fairs. All his photos are from local spots including Veterans Park and Pelican Marina, “Crater Lake is the farthest I’ve been with my camera”, Heath proclaims.

After he shoots, Heath prints his photographs in using watercolor and other illustration filters, “it is quite the challenge to get something you want to print using these modes and that challenge keeps me going”.

Morgan Newberry has always loved photography and wildlife but only in the last five years combined the two seriously. Moving to Klamath Falls in the fall of 2017 from the Portland area was a great decision.

“After being a steel worker for thirty years, cruising the refuge with my cameras is a pretty darn good retirement if you ask me, the birding and wildlife in this area is awesome to say the least, and living near Kingsley field is just a bonus.” Newberry is captivated by the sounds of freedom as the jets roar by trying to capture the planes in action.

This is Newberry’s first gallery show. “I guess the reason I do photography is that I like to share this beautiful world of ours one snapshot at a time!”

The Klamath Art Gallery is located in historic Maple Park at 120 Riverside Drive, at the South end of the Link River "birding trail." The gallery is open Thursdays through Sundays, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. According to the Klamath Art Association bylaws our purpose is "to stimulate and encourage the practice, study, and appreciation of the arts, in the public interest." For additional information about the historic Klamath Art Association and Gallery phone 541-883-1833 during business hours. Admission is always FREE!

Children's Play: Library at the end of the World

April 14, 2019 12:45pm–1:45pm

Using five tales from the ancient storyteller and dispenser of wisdom, the group puts together three magical and creative shows that prove that morals about patience and friendship never go out of style - even when the story material is over two thousand years old. See these classic tales in a fun and unique way that only Little Linkville can provide: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, The Dog and His Reflection, The Boy with a Fistful of Nuts, The Bundle of Sticks, The Crow and the Pitcher.

Showtimes on Sundays are at 12:45 pm and 2:45pm.

Tickets are available beginning approximately six weeks prior to a production’s opening night at our ticket agent Main Street Jewelers, 721 Main Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601. Tickets must be picked up in person. Payment may be made with cash, check, or credit card. Of course, tickets for an evening’s performance can also be purchased, subject to availability, in the Linkville Playhouse’s lobby (201 Main Street, Klamath Falls, OR on the northeast corner of 2nd and Main Streets) one hour prior to curtain time.

Regular season tickets are $14 for the loge section, $12 for the orchestra section, and $11 for our newly designed balcony. One dollar discounts are offered to seniors and those with a current student or military ID. Occasionally, two-for-one rush tickets are available at the door for these patrons. Be sure to follow The Linkville Playhouse on Facebook or Twitter to catch this great deal! Our Little Linkville Plays for Children are economically priced at just $2 so the entire family can enjoy the magic of live theater.

Please note that tickets are non-refundable. Exchanges, if available, may be made prior to the performance date. You may also return tickets to the show date and claim them as a charitable donation as long as the tickets are available for resale.

Ranger-Guided Snowshoe Hikes at Crater Lake

April 14, 2019 1:00pm–3:00pm

In an average winter, Crater Lake National Park receives 43 feet of snow! Ranger-led snowshoe hikes are a fun way to explore this winter wonderland while learning how plants, animals, and people survive the harsh conditions.

This winter, snowshoe hikes will be offered on weekends and holidays from December 8 through April 28, and every day from December 15 through January 6. They start at 1:00 pm, last two hours, and cover 1 to 2 miles of moderate-to-strenuous terrain. They don’t follow a trail—the hike is an off-trail exploration through the forests and meadows along the rim of Crater Lake.

No previous snowshoeing experience is necessary. Snowshoes are provided free of charge, and there is no cost for the tour (apart from the winter entrance fee of $15 per vehicle).

Participants should be at least 8 years old, be in good physical health, and come prepared with warm clothing and water-resistant footwear. The walks take place rain or shine (or snow). Pets are not allowed on the hike.

Space on each tour is limited, and advance reservations are required. For more information and to sign up, call the park’s visitor center at 541-594-3100. The visitor center is open daily except on December 25.

Organized groups (such as scout troops, hiking clubs, and church groups) may be able to arrange for a separate tour, staff permitting. Call to check on available dates.

Mini-Golf Tournament

April 14, 2019 1:30pm–6:30pm

Come play 18 holes of mini-golf to support Citizens For Safe Schools and the Kids in the Middle Program! A great afternoon of miniature golf, fun games, and great food all out at the Running Y Ranch! There will be a silent auction, and raffle prizes throughout the afternoon! You may order your tickets through the EventBrite or email for an order form.

Tickets are:

  • $40 per person
  • $140 for a 4 person team ($35 per person)

Young Musicians of Excellence

April 14, 2019 2:00pm–4:00pm

Enjoy burgeoning young artists performing on the Ragland stage. Featuring a multitude of vocal and instrumental talent, these high school musicians are considered the best of the best in their chosen field by professional judges and competitions.

Tickets: $15 (Additional fees will be applied at checkout)