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  • Get Up & Go: February 25

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    DON'T YOU FRET — there's music to be found. Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jef Fretwell and a few of his musically inclined friends will gather to play folk and bluegrass music, along with some covers by various recording artists, at 8 p.m. at The Wild Goose Cafe, 2365 Highway 66, Ashland. Cover is free.
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    IF YOU'RE A FAN of dragonflies — and really, who isn't? — you can learn how to identify the various species during a talk by Norm Barrett at 7 p.m. at Medford Congregational Church, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Part of the Rogue Valley Audubon Society's monthly meeting, Barrett's talk will also cover such interesting tidbits as how long dragonflies live, where they go, etc.
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    OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL plays opened last weekend, no doubt to the relief of Ashland businesses that cater to tourists. Today there are many tickets available for a 1:30 p.m. matinee of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" in the Bowmer Theatre and for the 8 p.m. showing of Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" in the Thomas Theatre. Visit www.osfashland.org or call 541-482-4331.
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    WORRIED ABOUT THE MENTALLY ILL in our county? Join the club. A presentation on how law enforcement, schools, hospitals and other agencies deal with mental health issues is planned for 6 p.m. at the Smullin Center on the Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center campus, 2825 E. Barnett Road, Medford. "Piecing Together the Mental Illness Puzzle" is part of an informational series sponsored by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department. Last month's presentation focused on gangs. The classes are free. Organizers warn that real pictures and videos will be used, so attendees should be prepared for explicit language and images.
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    IF YOU'RE HANDWRITING is better than ours (and we hope it is), check out the Calligraphy Guild meeting at 7 p.m. at the Talent library, 101 Home St. This month's program is titled "Introduction to Rustic Alphabet." The program will follow a brief business meeting. The program is free. Call 541-858-7048.
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    THE MIGRATION HABITS of Southern Oregon's black-tailed deer will be discussed at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob and Phyllis Mace Watchable Wildlife Memorial Center at the Jackson County Expo grounds, 1 Peninger Road. Admission is $5 per person, but free for Oregon Wildlife supporters. The presentation will be given by Mark Vargas, an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist who studied the region's black-tailed deer and authored the state's Black-Tailed Deer Management Plan.
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    DRAG YOUR PARTNER to the beginning line dancing class at 6 p.m. at the Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Admission is $6. Then you'll be ready to country-western dance at 7 p.m. with the rest of the couples. Call 541-826-8000 or visit www.evergreenballroom.com.
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