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  • A "Summit This" conference for women and teens will be held at 7 tonight and at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at 1 E. Main St., Medford. Cost is $15, and participants will be encouraged in their faith while discussing ways to overcome failure and adversity.
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  • A "Summit This" conference for women and teens will be held at 7 tonight and at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at 1 E. Main St., Medford. Cost is $15, and participants will be encouraged in their faith while discussing ways to overcome failure and adversity.
    See www.summitthis.com or email cokerbeth@gmail.com.
    Medford Unitarian Universalists will hold a free talk featuring Derek Humphry, founder of the Hemlock Society, an advocate for Oregon's assisted-suicide law and a Final Exit Network activist, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Smullin Health Education Center at Rogue Regional Medical Center, 2825 E. Barnett Road, Medford. Call 541-899-1026.
    Long Mountain Revival, a bluegrass gospel group, will perform a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at First Presbyterian Church of Central Point, 456 W. Pine St. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.
    The church will serve free ice cream from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Call 541-779-0563.
    The Medford SDA Church will hold a "Prophetic Signs" seminar at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at 1900 Greenwood St., Medford. For information, call 541-772-6021.
    Rev. Joy-Anne Fournier will speak on "Explaining Life's Biggest Mysteries" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. Registration is still open for the center's New Foundation Class, which begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the center. To sign up, call Deborah Perdue at 541-862-7021.
    The center will adopt a family in need whose home was recently destroyed by fire and who lost their 2-year-old son in a drowning accident last summer. Call Audra Stigman for more information about the family's needs.
    For information, directions or a confidential prayer request, call 541-734-8581.
    A premiere of the documentary "Grace to the Nations: 2012" will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Medford Friends Church, 525 DeBarr Ave., Medford. The film tells the story of 1987 Phoenix High School graduate and former Medford Friends Church parishoner Rich Swingle, and how his performances and acting workshops affected people of many nations while he performed his play "Beyond the Chariots" during the London Olympics.
    Admission is free, and an offering will be accepted for Swingle to give drama workshops in Africa. See www.richdrama.com or call 646-932-4890.
    Jonas Nordwall will perform an organ concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at First Presbyterian Church, located at Eighth and Holly streets in Medford. Admission is free, a free will offering will be accepted, and a reception will follow. Call 541-779-1711.
    A fall festival will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Trinity Baptist Church, 2555 Corey Road, White City. The event will include activities for children, including games, contests, a jumphouse, a cakewalk and face painting. A free dinner of hot dogs, chili and Frito pies will be served. Call Pastor Ron Allen at 541-941-3934.
    First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville will hold its annual harvest festival from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the church, 425 Middle St., Jacksonville. Activities will include a cake walk and games. Prizes will be awarded for best individual and best family in costume, but the church asks that no occult theme costumes be worn. Call 541-665-1272.
    The church will hold a free fall seminar from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 20, and 9 to 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 1701 W. Main St., Medford. The theme will be "Submission: Subordination or Freedom?" Child care will be provided, and all are welcome to attend. Call 541-773-7871 or email jellis225@aol.com.
    Donna Corso will speak on "Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Unity in Ashland at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave. The guest musician will be Native American flute player Scott August. Call 541-488-9220.
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