Family Activities

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Free Family Performance – Red Yarn from Portland

We are excited to announce that Red Yarn (aka Andy Furgeson) and his band will be giving a performance on Saturday, February 16, 2019  at 10:00 Am in the Oregon Tech College Union Auditorium.

Red Yarn (aka Andy Furgeson) is an Austin-born, Portland-based family performer who weaves folksongs and puppetry into high-energy shows for all ages. With engaging performances, lush folk rock recordings, and playful music videos, this red-bearded bard reinvigorates American folklore for younger generations. With traditional and original songs blending old time, country rock and indie folk, Red Yarn’s dynamic sound is both rooted and modern. Performing with his wife and singing partner Jessie and their backing band, Red Yarn encourages audiences to sing, dance, stomp, clap, and celebrate the multicultural musical heritage of the USA. As Red and Miss Jessie lead audiences through the brambles of American folklore, they introduce their critter friends – lovable, handmade puppets – along the way.
Red Yarn released his fifth album, ‘Red Yarn’s Old Barn,’ in April 2018. The album is a musical homecoming for Furgeson, reflecting his roots in the Texas Hill Country. He channels his country rock heroes of the ’60s, the singer-songwriters of Austin in the ’70s, the alt-country he came of age with in the ’90s, and the current strain of Americana that sets progressive ideals to old-fashioned sounds. His playful and personal songwriting paints the Old Barn as an inclusive microcosm of the USA, where critters of all kinds are welcome.
Red Yarn and his family band have performed at South by Southwest, Pilgrimage Music Fest, Stagecoach Country Music Festival, Wolf Trap, Symphony Space, Pickathon, and libraries and children’s museums across the country. Accolades for Red Yarn’s albums include NAPPA Gold, Parents’ Choice, and Fids & Kamily Music Awards, and frequent play on SiriusXM Kids Place Live.

Art Activities

Little Hands and Tons of Fun 1 and 2!

What: Children’s painting class ages 5 and up
When: Saturday February 16, 2019, Class 1: 12:30-2:00 pm or Class 2: 2:30-4:00 pm
Where: OIT College Union Cafeteria

Put your own artistic spin on an acrylic painting of a Varied Thrush with Wild Pigments Studio. All supplies are included. Just bring your talent and enthusiasm!
FREE but pre-registration required. Contact Wild Pigments by messaging wildpigmentsstudio on Facebook, email at moc.d1561606243uolci1561606243@lrig1561606243pohs.1561606243sm1561606243, or call 541-591-4381 to reserve your space. Walk-ins allowed based on availability.

Hands-On Children Activities

What: Hands- On Nature Activities
When: Saturday February 16, 2019 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Where: OIT College Union Mt. Mazama Complex upstairs

Here are some of the vendors confirmed to date:

AgriCampUSA – Animals, growing necklaces and ID the animal

Deen’s Tarantulas – Live tarantulas

Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuges – Skulls and skins for children to touch and explore

Klamath District Garden Club – Peanut butter pine cone birdfeeders

Klamath Wingwatchers – Bird ID and birding info plus eagle nest kids can sit in

Klamath Co. Library – Bird Themed book marks

Lava Beds National Monument – Bat Chat: Help build a bat colony, participate in fun bat activities, create bat crafts and enter to win a free bat house!

Siskiyou Field Institute = “Feel and show” items of pelts, fur and preserved bat; exhibit on tracks and scat and trail cam video