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The Crater Lake Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the LDS Church, 2900 Juanipero Way, Medford. Susan Lupkin will discuss "The Care and Repair of Books."

All current and prospective members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 541-245-6699.

The Jacksonville/Applegate Rotary Club will sponsor the Harlem Ambassadors exhibition basketball team in a game from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Central Medford High School gym. The Ambassadors will play against a team made up of local players.

Funds raised will go to the Rotary Club's many charitable and community service activities in the Rogue Valley.

Cost for the event is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Children 4 and younger, accompanied by an adult, will be admitted free.

Tickets will be available at the door, at the Visitors Information Center next to the Jacksonville post office, and other local Jacksonville stores, and from members of the Rotary Club.

Ashland Community Hospital Hospice will hold its seventh annual Lights for Life Memorial for families whose loved ones have died from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road.

The evening will be dedicated to honoring community members who were cared for in hospice during the past year. Family members and friends may bring photographs and small memorabilia to add to the candle-lighting commemoration.

For more information about the memorial or bereavement support groups, call Jean Semrau at 541-552-9900.

A free lecture on protecting kids from cyberbullies will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Medford Branch Library, 205 S. Central Ave.

Speakers will include pediatrician Dr. Taylor Drake and local resident Paul Coughlin, who has gained national recognition for his books about adolescent bullying.

For details, call 541-732-6753 or see www.providence.org/medford.

Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University will hold a dedication ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, for a sculpture collection of humanitarian peacemakers.

Meera Censor, an Ashland resident and artist, donated her collection to the library. It features 21 sculptures of people from all around the world who have contributed to peaceful causes, including Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.

The ceremony will take place on the first floor of the library. A reception with light refreshments will follow in the Meese Room. The event is free and open to the public.

For information about Censor and her artwork, see www.meeracensor.com.

There will be a free showing of the film "Forks Over Knives" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Rogue River Community Center. Following the film will be a panel discussion with doctors Philip Paden, Miven Donato and James Said.

For more information, call 541-582-5945.

A Fill-a-Bag Book Sale will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Community Meeting Room of the Rogue River Branch Library, 412 E. Main St. Proceeds will help fund Saturday hours at the library.

Call the Rogue River Branch Library at 541-864-8850 for more information.

Food preserver Lori McTaggart will present "Cranberries: Relishes, Canning, Drying and Other Methods of Preserving" at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Ruch Branch Library Community Meeting Room, 7919 Highway 238.

For more information, call the Ruch Branch Library at 541-899-7438.