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  • Get Up & Go: Thursday, April 24

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    MEDFORD GROWERS MARKET: Buy fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables, live plants, baked goods, crafts and gourmet foods from local folks 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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    GANG AWARENESS EVENT: The Jackson County Gang Task Force will hold a community forum at 5:30 p.m. at White City Elementary School, 2830 Maple Court, White City. The forum will include a presentation summarizing the results of a survey taken from different sectors of the community and a brief Q&A session. Information tables and a child-appropriate interactive performance will follow. Call 541-774-4833 or email joe.ferguson@jacksoncounty.org.
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    POETRY EVENT: Poet Kathryn Ridall will read from her poetry collection "Red Bricks," about her transition into living in Oregon after 40 years in California, at 7 p.m. at Bloomsbury Books, 209 E. Main St., Ashland. Free. Call 541-488-0029.
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    SOU CHAMBER ENSEMBLES: Eight instrumental chamber groups from the Southern Oregon University music program — Saxophone Quartet, Clarinet Quartet, Brass Quintet, Woodwind Trio, two saxophone quartets and more — will play a variety of musical selections at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets cost $10, $5 for seniors, and can be purchased at the box office in the adjacent Theatre Arts Building, online at www.sou.edu/performingarts or by calling 541-552-6348.
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    LEARN TO PLAY WII GAMES: A volunteer instructor will be available to explain the games from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. All ages are invited to play or just watch. Free. Call 541-664-3228.
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    MEN'S BARBERSHOP SINGING: Men interested in singing four-part harmonies are invited to meetings of the Rogue Valley Harmonizers' Chapter of the Barbershop Society at 7 p.m. Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. Call 541-450-9352.
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    PHOENIX GARDEN CLUB: Guest speaker Robert High will give a presentation titled "Americana Cultural Heritage: The Era of Roadside Burma Shave Signs and Jingles (1927-1963)" at 7 p.m. at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Free. Call 541-512-1349.
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    PLANETARIUM PROGRAM: Robert Black, planetarium director and North Medford astronomy teacher, will preview his upcoming trip to Dryden Space Center and flight on the SOFIA flying observatory at 7:30 p.m. at North Medford High School, 1900 N. Keene Way. The program will include highlights from the April 15 lunar eclipse and a presentation by North Medford senior Cody Salerno on binary stars. The program will be followed by an open meeting by the Southern Oregon SkyWatchers Club. Free. Call 541-842-5308.
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