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  • Get Up & Go: April 29, 2014

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    SINGER-SONGWRITER Matt Andersen will perform original songs in a mix of styles — gospel, blues, country — at 8 p.m. at the Wild Goose Cafe, 2365 Highway 66, Ashland. Cover is free. Andersen says playing music is more like sharing a moment than performing. "I try to bring that to the show as much as possible, make it more like a big living room rather than someone out in the audience waiting for someone to play a song."
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    POETS Don Colburn and Angela Howe Decker will read from their collections at 7 p.m. at Bloombsbury Books, 209 E. Main St., Ashland. Colburn is a retired newspaper reporter who has published four poetry collections. His new chapbook, called "Tomorrow Too: The Brenda Monologues," tells the true story of a woman facing breast cancer while pregnant. Decker teaches poetry writing at Southern Oregon University and writes an arts and literature column for the Ashland Daily Tidings. Her work is forthcoming in the anthology "Knotted Bond: Oregon Poets Speak of Their Sisters," and her chapbook, "Splendid Catastrophe," was recently published by Finishing Line Press. The event is free. Call 541-488-0029.
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    A WALK IN THE WILD awaits at 5 p.m. in Oredson-Todd Woods in Ashland. Marcia Wineteer of the Bureau of Land Management will lead a wildflower walk and help participants identify spring wildflowers along the way. She will also introduce Project BudBurst, in which observed spring bloom periods can be used as indicators of climate change. Participants should bring hiking shoes, water and a snack. Cost is $7 and the hike is for ages 12 and older. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register.
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    SOU'S SUSTAINABILITY and recycling program will be discussed in a Southern Oregon Climate Action Now session at 6 p.m. in the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. Coordinator Roxane Beigel-Coryell will talk about Southern Oregon University's Center for Sustainability and Farm, energy-efficient residence halls, the "give and go" move-out program, Rideshare, tree campus USA, institutional divestment from fossil fuel corporations, the bottled water campaign and travel carbon offsets.
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    DON'T BE A VICTIM: Learn how to avoid scams, fraud and identity theft during the Jackson County Sheriff's Department's free community forum, "Keeping Personal Information PERSONAL!" Investigators from the sheriff's department and Medford police will discuss phone and computer scams and steps people can take to protect themselves. They will demonstrate how convincing scam artists can sound. The forum will start at 6 p.m. at the Smullin Center, 2825 E. Barnett Road, Medford.
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    TODAY'S THE LAST DAY to register to vote in the May 20 primary. It is also the deadline to declare a party affiliation. Voter registration cards can be submitted online at www.oregonvotes.gov. People who want to register in person or have questions regarding the status of their voter registrations can call the Jackson County Elections Office at 541-774-6148 or visit 1101 W. Main St., Suite 201, Medford. Registered voters who have moved, changed their mailing address or name will need to update registration. Ballots cannot be forwarded. Such updates can be made through 8 p.m. on election day, but provisional ballots might have to be issued at the elections office for last-minute changes.
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