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  • Get Up & Go: Thursday, April 17

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    MEDFORD GROWERS MARKET: Fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables, live plants, baked goods, crafts and gourmet foods are available at Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.
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    MARYUM'S YELLOW ROSE: Hear the story of the Maryum and John McKee family, a pioneering family in the Rogue Valley, and Maryum's quilt, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Free. You'll get to see the quilt and the yellow rose bush that inspired it. Call 541-826-3313.
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    NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY TALK: Oak apples, honeydew ambrosia galls and witches' brooms — all are types of plant galls, a commonly observed yet little-understood botanical phenomenon. Ronald Russo, author of "Plant Galls of California and Other Western States," will describe how these beautiful and bizarre growths are produced by host plants in response to invading insects and other organisms at Southern Oregon University, Science Building, Room 171. Refreshments at 6:45 p.m., meeting and program at 7 p.m. Free. Call Kristi at 541-941-3744.
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    GRATEFUL DEAD NIGHT: Jam band Stephen's Answer, featuring Craig Wright and members of Cats Under the Stars, will perform at 8 p.m. at Applegate Lodge, 15100 Highway 238. Admission is $10. Call 541-660-0244.
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    BUDDHISM NEWCOMERS' NIGHT: Tibetan Buddhist meditation center Kagyu Sukha Chöling, 109 Clear Creek Drive, Ashland, will hold a newcomers' night. Calm abiding meditation will start at 6 p.m., followed by an introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. Call 541-552-1769.
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    ENCOUNTERS: THE MUSIC OF WILLIAM KRAFT: Members of SOU's music program will pair percussion and other instruments to feature the work of American composer William Kraft. Ian McCarty will play "Requiescat: Let the Bells Mourn for Us for We Are Remiss for Fender Rhodes Electric Piano," Jordan Levelle will play "Variations for King George for Timpani," and Bryan Jeffs and Jeffrey Kolega will perform "Kandinsky Variations." The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets can be purchased at the box office in the Theatre Arts Building, online at www.sou.edu/performing arts, or by calling 541-552-6348.
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    ROGUE VALLEY SYMPHONY: Bandoneon and concert accordion player Peter Soave will join RVS for a performance of Astor Piazzolla's tango concerto "Aconcagua." The symphony also will present pieces by John Williams, Arturo Marquez and Leonard Bernstein. Showtime is 7:30 tonight at the Grants Pass Performing Arts Center, 830 N.E. Ninth St.; 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd.; and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets can be purchased online at www.rvsymphony.org or by calling 541-552-6398.
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