Each month, except June, July, August and December, we get together for a potluck supper, followed by a program, often a slideshow presentation, featuring matters of interest such as travel, outdoor activities or nature.



You’re invited to our monthly potluck and programs at the Obsidian Lodge.

They are usually on the last Friday of the month (except June, July, August and December) but are sometimes on a previous Friday to avoid holidays, so check our schedule for the specific date. The potluck dinner begins at 6:30PM; the program at 7:30PM and lasts approximately an hour.

Bring your favorite dish to share - a salad, casserole, bread, or dessert - and a plate, utensils, and hot beverage cup. To help with expenses, we suggest a $1 per person donation. Directions to lodge.

You do not have to be an Obsidian member to attend.   All are welcome.

The program listing for upcoming potlucks follows. For information about previous potlucks, see the Potluck Archive.

Contact Lana Lindstrom, 541-683-1409

Upcoming Obsidian Potlucks

March 29, 2019—The Willamette Water Trail

Enjoy a virtual paddle trip down the Willamette River Water Trail with Michelle Emmons, Willamette Riverkeeper's South Valley Program Manager, and avid paddling explorer. Learn how to plan your own aquatic adventure, and gain insight on how the Willamette River's water quality has changed, what challenges our river faces today, and how you can help.  

April 26, 2019—Hiking the UP North Loop

North America’s Next Great Thru-hike Challenge - The UP North Loop: a 2,600 + mile linkup of the Oregon Desert Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Pacific Northwest Trail & Idaho Centennial Trail with Ras and Kathy Vaughn.

May 31, 2019—GrandStaircase Escalante National Monument

GrandStaircase Escalante National Monument with Mel Mann

September 27, 2019—Cycling in Mongolia

Cycling in Mongolia with Joe Hindman

October 25, 2019—Exploring Morocco

Exploring Morocco with Lana Lindstrom

November 22, 2019—Wallawas/Elkhorn Mountains

Hiking and climbing in the Wallawas/Elkhorn Mountains with Jeff Carr