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  • Get Up & Go: Wednesday, May 21

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    WHEN IN ROME: In the final installment of a three-part Guild lecture series, historian Ean Roby will discuss Caesar's rise to power and subsequent assassination, as well as his grand-nephew, Octavian, consolidating power to create the Roman Empire, at noon at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave.
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    TODDLEROBICS: Musical movement classes are offered for children ages 2 and older at noon on the third Wednesday of the month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-8678.
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    RELAX AND SLEEP: Allan Weisbard will demonstrate simple techniques to help people sleep better, at 1 p.m. in Room A of the Campbell Center, 655 Frances Lane, Ashland. Weisbard, a licensed clinical social worker, combines behavioral and psychological treatments to help clients increase their resilience and envision their future with healthy optimism. Call 541-552-6048 or see www.sou.edu/olli.
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    THE SISKIYOU SLEUTHS book group will discuss the mystery novel "My Name is Red" by Orhan Pamuk at 3 p.m. at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996.
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    LEARN ABOUT BACKYARD BIRDS: Shannon Rio will share pictures, stories, poems and facts about Rogue Valley birds at 6:30 p.m. at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St. Cost is $10. Call 541-482-3241.
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    DROUGHT AWARENESS: Rogue Valley Council of Governments and Katalyst, Inc. will hold a drought awareness open house from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room of the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The event will include table sessions and Q&A sessions with water resource experts. Call 541-423-1370 or email gstabach@rvcog.org.
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    RIDE OF SILENCE: Siskiyou Velo bicycle club will hold its annual Ride of Silence event at 7 p.m.. The group will meet at the Hawthorne Park parking lot off Hawthorne Street in Medford and ride silently to promote road safety and mourn cyclists lost in traffic accidents. See www.siskiyouvelo.org.
    Thursday, May 22
    CLIMATE CHANGE TALK: Winston Friedman of SOCAN will give a presentation titled "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Divesting from Fossil Fuel" at 6 p.m. at the Oregon Education Association building, 2495 S. Pacific Highway. See www.socan.info or call 541-301-4107.
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    RODEO DANCE: The 100 Point Rodeo Dance will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge Superstore, 4549 Grumman Drive, Medford. The event will include live music by Billy Lund & Whiskey Weekend, a mechanical bull, food, drinks and dancing with Rodeo Queen Kelsi Defour. The first 400 people to attend will receive tickets to the Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo on May 29-30.
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    LINGUIST EDWIN BATTISTELLA will speak about his book "Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology" at 7 p.m. at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Free. Call 541-488-0029.
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    THE SOUTHERN OREGON CONCERT BAND, directed by Cynthia Hutton, will present "Folk Songs and Dances," at 7 p.m. at the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is $5 at the door. Call 541-708-0365.
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