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The 2018 NAMA Foray will be held at the Macleay Conference Center 2887 74th Ave SE, Salem, OR 97301
Room Check in time for Wednesday, October 10 for those attending the Board Meeting on Thursday is 4:00 PM. Check out Time is 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 14. Foray Registration will open at 1:00 PM on Wednesday and Thursday.
There are NO private bathrooms in the dorms or the condos. Each dormitory has a women’s and a men’s bathroom at opposite ends. They contain 3 stalls, 3 showers and three sinks.
The condos have one bathroom downstairs near the main bedroom with one sink, one toilet and one shower. The main downstairs bedroom has one queen bed. The upstairs lofts have 2 to 5 beds in them.
If you do not want to share a bathroom then you may wish to stay at a local motel. There are many choices within 15 minutes of the center. If enough people opt to stay in a motel, we could work on a group rate. We will let you know which hotel we have reserved a block of rooms. You would then need to register with the commuter category.
Most bedrooms will be shared although there are some bedrooms with one queen bed in them that we will reserve for couples (or two people willing to share) at a slightly extra charge or for a single person for a larger charge. There are also rooms with one queen and one double. Let us know if you are a couple who would share a room with one other. Your cost will be the regular registration fee.
Some of the bedrooms have a queen bed and 2 or 3 sets of bunk beds in them. We will be asking for volunteers to sleep on top bunks. Depending on the numbers and the arrangements we make, we should not have too many people sleeping on top bunks. We may have up to 7 people sharing a room if necessary. If you would like to share a room with a group of friends please give us their names and have them list your name also. If you do not state a preference we will assign rooms.
The Macleay Center is very accessible. The grounds are entirely flat with no stairs in any of the public spaces . (The condos do have stairs up to a sleeping loft.) There is abundant well-lit parking not far from the dorms. The dorms each have a kitchen with refrigerators and all the condos have a kitchen with a refrigerator.
You are allowed to consume beer and wine in your dorm or condo and in the gym during the socials. Please do not carry open containers in the public areas. There will be two designated outdoor smoking areas.
|Thursday Dinner - Sunday Breakfast||Shared Room and Shared Bath||$385.00|
|Private Room and Shared Bath||$405.00 (per person)|
|Single Room and Shared Bath||$445.00|
||Arriving 4:00pm||$272.00 (extra $25 per day if arriving earlier than 4pm)|
|Wednesday Dinner - Sunday Breakfast||Shared Room and Shared Bath||$462.00|
|Private Room and Shared Bath||$482.00 (per person)|
|Single Room and Shared Bath||$542.00|
|Commuter Option (for Dyeing or Micoscopy Workshops)
||Arriving 4:00pm||$315.00 (extra $25 per day if arriving earlier than 4pm)|
Microscopy Workshop led by Susie Holmes + $95
Thursday 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-5:00.
Limited to 10 participants.
This will be a basic introduction to using microscopes for identifying spores and other aspects of mushrooms.
All supplies and microscopes will be provided.
Dyeing workshop led by Cheshire Mayrsohn + $120
Thursday, October 10 9:00-5:00
Limited to 10 participants.
Includes all materials and supplies
Come join local dyer Cheshire Mayrsohn in exploring the rainbow of dye colors that can be extracted from the mushrooms and lichens of Western Oregon. We will take a day to make dye from 10 or more species of mushrooms and lichens, creating a rainbow of over 20 colors.
All supplies provided. Includes wool samples and silk scarves. You will receive two silk scarves to practice Shibori-style dye resist techniques.
You will learn how to mordant fiber, make mushroom and lichen dyes, identification basics, and about the importance of ethical harvest. You will take home a small book of yarn samples showing the rainbow of colors dyed in class, how-to handouts to guide future dye exploration, and two beautiful scarves you’ve dyed.
For those flying into the Portland Airport (PDX), you can reserve a shuttle to the Red Lion Hotel in Salem using the Oregon Express Shuttle Company.
Oregon Express Shuttle Company
It cost’s $15 and runs every couple of hours. From the Red Lion Hotel you can share a cab and get to the Macleay Center quite easily as it is only about 7 miles from the hotel. You can reserve a shuttle to get back on Sunday from the hotel and also share a cab to get to the hotel.
It should be affordable if you share the shuttle and the cab.