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    Cardio Kickboxing
    Fridays, 6-7 p.m. at Rogue Valley Family YMCA, 522 W. Sixth St., Medford. Free for YMCA members. For information, see www.rvymca.org or www.tiazza.com
    Support
    Breast Cancer Support Group
    First and third Thursdays of the month 12:30-2 p.m., Rogue Valley Medical Center conference room B. Join to enhance the quality of life for women with breast cancer. Come and share your challenges and coping strategies in a safe atmosphere of mutual support. Facilitated by oncology social worker Gail Kessler. Free. For information, call 789-4342.
    Southern Oregon Brainstormers
    First Tuesday of each month, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Providence Medical Center, birthplace conference room, 1111 Crater Lake Ave., Medford. This is a support group and social club for people who have had a brain injury. Speakers and social events have been scheduled. Space is available at the hospital for family members or caregivers who provide transportation and wish to wait at the hospital. Free. For information, call 621-9974.
    Hospice Bereavement
    Second and fourth Monday of the month, 11 a.m. to noon; every Monday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m., Asante Home Care and Hospice conference room, 2960 Doctors Park Drive. Free. For information, call 789-4831.
    Men's Cancer Support Group
    Every Wednesday, 10-11 a.m. Three Rivers Community Hospital, Washington Outpatient Center, conference room C, 1505 N.W. Washington Blvd., Grants Pass. Free. Call 476-3787.
    Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Second Tuesday of every month, 6:30-7:30 p.m., support group meets at the Smullin Health Education Center, room 108, 2825 Barnett Road, Medford. Free. For information, call 482-2606.
    Childbirth
    Pregnancy and Toning
    Oct. 30 and Dec. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Ashland Community Hospital. Learn how to support your posture by developing new awareness of your core strength; great preparation for birth. Class includes breathing, stretching and relaxing. We recommend signing up for this in your fifth month. Cost is $10. To register, call 201-4211 or leave a message at 201-4220.
    Gardening
    Winter Dreams, Summer Gardens
    Nov. 1, Southern Oregon University Stevenson Union, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Enjoy a day of gardening classes designed for all levels at the 10th-annual gardening symposium by Jackson County's Master Gardener Program in partnership with Oregon State University Extension. Cost is $50, including lunch. Students $25. Pre-registration strongly recommended. Call 776-7371 or e-mail jcmga.sorec@oregonstate.edu
    Food
    Bread Making
    Oct. 23, 7-9 p.m., Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center auditorium, 569 Hanley Road, Central Point. From active dry yeast to zucchini, this class covers baking from A to Z. Cost $10. Pre-registration suggested; call 776-7371.
    Raw Holiday Magic
    Nov. 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Lani Rosetta, teacher and recipe book author, will demonstrate the creation holiday dishes using raw foods: a non-alcoholic cocktail, an appetizer, a main dish and two or three desserts which all students will enjoy sharing. She will answer questions and describe tools used, etc. Each participant will receive recipe copies to create their own Raw Magic for the Holidays. The three-hour class is hosted by the Center for Spiritual Living — Medford, 1119 Ellen Ave., one block south of the intersection of Beall Lane at N. Pacific Hwy 99. Class size is limited to nine students. Cost is $30. For more information and to sign up call the CSL office at 734-8581.
    All Things Cranberry Class
    Nov. 6, 7-9 p.m., Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center auditorium, 569 Hanley Road, Central Point. It will soon be the season when these beautiful, nutritious gems will provide color and flavor to our meals. Come learn how to preserve and enjoy them safely. Cost $10. Pre-registration suggested; call 776-7371
    Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market
    Tuesdays in Ashland at the Armory on East Main Street; Thursdays in Medford at the Armory on South Pacific Highway, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Nov. 20. Find the finest in locally grown produce, plants and flowers, along with gourmet and specialty foods, baked goods, handcrafted arts and crafts.
    Creekside Sunday Market
    Every Sunday through October, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the corner of Main and Park streets in Rogue River. Shop locally for artwork, crafts, fresh produce and food. For information, call 621-2730.
    Events
    The Human Bean Coffee for a Cure
    Friday, Oct. 24: The Human Bean in Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath counties will donate all proceeds from beverage and pastry sales on October 24, to help fight breast cancer. All money donated will be kept local and funds raised will assist in early detection by providing mammography, radiation, and follow-up treatments and education to women with breast cancer.
    Breast Cancer Diagnosis: Now what?
    Friday, Oct. 24: Learn about the latest techniques in early detection and recovery methods of breast cancer during an October Breast Cancer Awareness event. Experts will speak about their personal battles of recovery and survivorship. No fee. A light dinner will be provided. Please call 1-888-688-4920 to register. Program runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Three Rivers Community Hospital, Washington Outpatient Building, Conference Room A. Visit www.asante.org for more information.
    Living Well with Diabetes Education Fair
    Saturday, Oct. 25, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Smullin Health Education Center, 2825 E. Barnett Rd. No fee. Call for more information, 789-5906, option 1. Limited transportation is available from Grants Pass to the Smullin Health Education Center by confirmed reservation. Call 541-472-7120 for a reservation. Presented by Asante Diabetes Care Center.
    Nutrition After Cancer
    Saturday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to noon. Learn about dietary recommendations for regaining your health after cancer. Presented by Triune Integrative Medicine. Three Rivers Community Hospital, Main Entrance, 500 SW Ramsey Ave., Grants Pass. No fee. Please call to register, 1-888-688-4920.
    Pets
    Low-cost Vaccinations and Licensing Clinic
    Nov. 1, 10 a.m. to noon, Grange Co-op Pet Country, 2833 N. Pacific Highway, Medford. Cost is $10 per shot; $7 nail-trimming. Jackson County Animal Control is there to license your dog; it's the law.
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