Get Up & Go: Sunday, April 6

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ASHLAND INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL: The 13th annual showcase of independent films continues today at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St.; Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St.; Ashland Springs Hotel, 212 E. Main St.; and Ashland Street Cinemas, 1664 Ashland St. The festival lineup features 97 feature films, documentaries and shorts from Oregon and around the world, including a few Oscar nominees and winners. See www.ashlandfilm.org for the full schedule of events and film descriptions.

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THE HAMAZONS — Cil Stengel, Eve Smyth and Kyndra Laughery — will present improvised comedy based on Western movies, such as "Red River," "Destry Rides Again" and "True Grit" at 5 p.m. at The Playwright Public House, 258 A St., Ashland. Darcy Danielson will provide musical accompaniment. Cost is $12. Call 541-488-9128 or see www.hamazons.com for information.

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THE ROXY ANN GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY'S 59th annual Gem and Mineral Show continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Olsrud Arena at The Expo, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. Admission costs $4; $2 for seniors and students ages 7 to 18. Children younger than 6 get in free. Call 541-664-6081.

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JEFFERSON BAROQUE ORCHESTRA: The orchestra and chorus will perform selections by Johann Sebastian Bach at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Cost is $18; $5 for students. Call 541-683-6648.

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POETRY READINGS: Local poets Amy MacLennan, Linda Barnes, Amy Miller and Angela Howe Decker will share recent works in honor of National Poetry Month from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Gresham Room at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Tea and cookies will be served. Free.

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THE ASHLAND CO-DEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL: For this year's festival, the Bad Film Society presents Trent Harris' "The Beaver Trilogy" and a series of short films starting at 6 p.m. in the basement of the Ashland Elks Lodge, 255 E. Main St. Admission costs $4. See www.badfilmsociety.org. Attendees are asked to bring any bad DVDs, tapes or books they wish to give away. The event will begin with a potluck dinner.


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