DEATH WITH DIGNITY is the topic of a free community lecture with retired anesthesiologist Diane Spade, M.D., and others from Compassion and Choices of Oregon. Sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, "Oregon Death with Dignity Act: How Does it Work?" will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today in Room A of the Southern Oregon University Campbell Center, 655 Frances Lane, Ashland. Call 541-552-6048 or see www.sou.edu/olli.

DEATH WITH DIGNITY is the topic of a free community lecture with retired anesthesiologist Diane Spade, M.D., and others from Compassion and Choices of Oregon. Sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, "Oregon Death with Dignity Act: How Does it Work?" will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today in Room A of the Southern Oregon University Campbell Center, 655 Frances Lane, Ashland. Call 541-552-6048 or see www.sou.edu/olli.

AAUW ASHLAND will lead a forum on homeless youth in Jackson County from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the Masonic Lodge, 570 Clover Lane, Ashland. Speakers will include Erika Deianni of the Maslow Project, Ryan Marrs of Hearts with a Mission and Melinda Jones of Community Works. Call 541-482-5019.

WRITERS CAN LEARN a thing or two from published author Midge Raymond at her free presentation, "Everyday Book Marketing: Strategies for Promoting Your Book during Your Regularly Scheduled Life" from 7 to 9 tonight at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996.