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Get Up & Go: May 17, 2014

GET RID OF ALL THAT PLASTIC you've been saving up in the spring Jackson County Plastic Round-up, set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jackson County Expo, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. Sorted clean and dry soft and hard plastics will be accepted for $5 per household. For a list of acceptable items and more information, see www.jcrecycle.org.


GLIMPSE LIFE IN THE EARLY 1900s during living history tours of the historic Beekman House at 470 E. California St., Jacksonville. Interpreters will portray Ben and Carrie Beekman as they close up the home and go through family belongings in 1932. Noon tours include a picnic lunch, while 2:30 p.m. tours include a strawberry shortcake tea. Cost is $25. For more, call 541-245-3650.


MORE THAN 20 BANDS will perform today and Sunday during the Apple Jam Music Festival, being held at Full Bloom Eco-Farm (home of Rise Up! Artisan Bakery), 3000 Yale Creek Road, Jacksonville. The lineup includes the Kyle Gass Band, Shaky Feelin', World's Finest, Moksha, Rainbow Girls, Dark Matter Transfer, Blue Lotus, Cold River City, Todo Mundo and more. Rogue Valley bands include 100 Watt Mind, Jive Coulis, Frankie Hernandez, Organik Time Machine, Patchy Sanders, The Whrorsky Shaw-Shaw, Buckle Rash, The Illies, Eight Dollar Mountain, Ol' Mount'n Due, BROTHER and Good Job Honey. Weekend passes cost $55; day passes cost $30 for Saturday and $20 for Sunday and are available at the gate. Call 503-502-4279 or visit www.applejammusicfestival.com.

'ST. MATTHEW PASSION,' which features two choirs and two orchestras, will be performed by the Southern Oregon Repertory Singers at 3 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Paul French will direct. Featured voices include soprano Julianne Baird, tenors Christopher Cock and Brian Thorsett, baritones Christopher Nomura and Nathaniel Watson and mezzo soprano Tracy Watson. Tickets cost $32, $35 or $39 and can be purchased online at www.repsingers.org or by calling 541-552-0900.


A READING OF '8,' a play by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black based on transcripts from Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the lawsuit that successfully overturned California's Proposition 8, will be read at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Admission is $10. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Call 541-535-5250 or buy tickets online at www.CamelotTheatre.org. The reading will offer audience members a chance to hear both sides of the argument and discuss the issues in a post-performance talk-back with the cast.


AMERICAN JAZZ flugelhornist, composer and recording artist Dmitri Matheny is known for his lyrical style and warm tone. He'll be joined by guitarist Ed Dunsavage, drummer Chicken Hirsch and upright bassist Joe Cohoon for a musical tribute to jazz icons Art Farmer and Jim Hall at 7 p.m. at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Tickets cost $25, $10 for students, and can be purchased online at www.siskiyoumusicproject.com or by calling 541-488-3869.