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Talent's free yard debris disposal day is Saturday

Talent residents are encouraged to dispose of their yard debris free of charge all day on Saturday, May 11, at the Valley View Transfer Station, 3000 N. Valley View Road in Ashland. The free drop off of yard debris for Talent residents is provided by Recology as a part of this week's "Green Up and Clean Up" efforts.

Lions host 'Bling Fling!' jewelry sale fundraiser

The Southern Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Center plans a "Bling Fling!" jewelry sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at 228 N. Holly St., Medford.

The sale will include more than 1,500 items of used modern and vintage jewelry, priced to sell. All proceeds will benefit the center.

Call 541-779-3653 for more information.

See a film comparing U.S. and Canada's health care

A film exploring the difference in health care systems between Canada and the U.S. will be shown at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, in the Adams Room at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave.

Called "The Healthcare Movie" and narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, the film explores the history of health care in the two nations. Its Medford screening is being sponsored by Citizens for Peace & Justice and Occupy Medford.

Documentary developer to speak Monday at SOU

ASHLAND — Southern Oregon University's annual campus theme, "Exploring Happiness," comes to a close Monday, May 13, with "Communicating Happiness." The presentation features Richard Hutton, developer of many award-winning documentaries and the executive director of the University of California at Santa Barbara's Carsey-Wolf Center, which supports media research, teaching and literacy.

SOU Associate Professor of Theatre Jackie Apodaca will moderate the conversation at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13, in the Meese Auditorium of the SOU Art Building. Admission is free, and is open to the public. Parking is available in the metered lot off Indiana street adjacent to Cox Hall, along Indiana street, and in a few spaces behind the Schneider Museum of Art.

Compiled from staff reports

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