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Calendar: Oct. 8

Wednesday, Oct. 8

Jef Ramsey: The guitar and mandolin player will perform acoustic country and folk from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. Call 541-535-7957 or see www.paschalwinery.com.

Water Presentation: Lori Tella with Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District will present "Getting the Most Out of Your Water" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave. Tella will discuss catchment systems, rain gardens, graywater systems and other conservation techniques. The cost is $5. Call 541-488-6606.

OSF Green Show: ScienceWorks will give a free science demonstration for all ages at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, on the bricks at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.

Thursday, Oct. 9

The Brothers Reed: The guitar duo — brothers Aaron and Philip Reed — will perform original country and folk from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. A barbecue supper will be available. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.

OSF Green Show: Nicole Klaymoon and her San Francisco street dance theater company, Embodiment Project, will give a free performance at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, on the bricks at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The troupe includes a live vocal ensemble and blends street dance, live song, choreographed poetry, theater and interactive video. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.

Author Event: Fred Grewe will speak about his book "What the Dying Have Taught Me About Living" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. Grewe will discuss his experiences as a hospice chaplain helping terminally ill patients. The event is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.

Friday, Oct. 10

Pride Week Film: The documentary film "Gen Silent," about problems LGBT elders face, will be shown at noon, 4:40 and 6:40 p.m. Friday-Thursday, Oct. 10-16,  at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St. Call 541-482-3321.

Charles Guy & Linda Powers: The guitar and violin duo will perform Spanish-flavored instrumentals with flamenco flair from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. A barbecue supper will be available. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.

EVOLFO: The ensemble will play pop, punk, funk, ska, salsa and Eastern European rhythms — sometimes in the same song — at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 Nevada St., Ashland. The group features an Ashland High School graduate who left to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. Rogue Valley band Squirrel Soup Duo will open the show. Food will be available from Sultan's Delight. Tickets cost $8, $5 for students, and can be purchased at Music Coop, 268 E. Main St., or at the door. Call 541-482-5700 or see www.grizzlypeakwinery.com.

Yes on 91 Event: Travel expert Rick Steves will present "Travel as a Political Act: Ending Marijuana Prohibition" at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Fellowship, 87 Fourth St. The presentation is part of a 10-city tour across Oregon. The presentation is free. See www.ricksteves.com.

Baroque Band: The group will play pieces by William Boyce, Johann Christian Bach, Thomas Arne, George Frideric Handel, Georg Philipp Telemann and other baroque composers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets cost $40 or $46, $5 for students, and can be purchased in the Performing Arts box office in the Music Building or by calling 541-552-6154. A free lecture and performance by the Baroque Band will be offered at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.

Saturday, Oct. 11

Bird Walks: Stroll through North Mountain Park with local birding experts to see and hear the varieties of birds that spend time in the Rogue Valley, from 8 to 9 a.m. the second Saturday of every month. Meet at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave. Binoculars and field guides will be available. Registration is required. Call 541-488-6606 or see www.ashland.or.us/register.

Rogue Valley Green and Solar Tour: The 2014 Rogue Valley Green and Solar Tour will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in Ashland. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the tour starts at 9 a.m. at the Ashland Civic Center, 1175 E. Main St. Cost is $10 per person, and includes transportation. Bring a bag lunch, or food carts will be available in advance. See www.greensolartours.com or call 541-840-8302.

Danielle Kelly & Paul Turnipseed: The vocal and guitar duo will play soul and jazz from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. A barbecue supper will be available. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.

Kitka: The eight-woman choral ensemble will sing traditional Eastern European harmonies at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Unitarian Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Tickets cost $25 in advance and can be purchased at www.stclairevents.com or Music Coop at 268 E. Main St. Tickets will cost $28 at the door, $10 for ages 12 through 17. Kids 11 and younger get in free.

Sunday, Oct. 12 

Birding Field Trip: Harry Fuller will lead a birding trip to Emigrant Lake on Sunday, Oct. 12.  A carpool will meet at 8 a.m. Sunday at the Shop'n Kart dirt parking lot, 2268 Ashland St. Participants will return by 2 p.m. Bring a sack lunch and water. See www.roguevalleyaudubon.org.

Spiritual Services: ECKANKAR will lead a Community HU song at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. Following will be a worship service titled "Is Life a Random Walk?" at 11 a.m. Call 541-708-0584.

Author Event: Alan Sasha Lithman will discuss his book "A Trust for the Earth: The Hero's Journey of an Emerging Humanity" from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Maceo Parker: Funk performer Maceo Parker will perform at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Tickets are $35 for adults 21 and older, and are available at the door, online or at the Music Coop. See www.liveatthearmory.com

Monday, Oct. 13

Teen Crafternoon: Teens can create their own Day of the Dead mask from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at the Ashland teen library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6985 or see www.jcls.org.

Author Event: Herman Edel will speak about his novel "The Good Reverend" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. The event is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.

Author Event: Author Jake Kaida will speak about his book "Blue Collar Nomad" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Pianist and composer Matthew Tavis Johnson will accompany him. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Sphinx Virtuosi: The chamber orchestra, led by the Catalyst Quartet, is made up of 18 of the nation’s top black and Latino classical soloists of the Sphinx Competition. They've come together as an ensemble to perform works by John B. Hedges, Coleridge Taylor Perkinson, Jessie Montgomery, Marcus Goddard and Aaron Copland at venues around the country. The program also will include a performance by the Catalyst Quartet. The show is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is free.

Tuesday, Oct. 14

TED Talk at the Library: The Ashland library will show TED Talks videos about parenting from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Guanajuato room of the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-8679.

International Ada Lovelace Day: Southern Oregon University will host an Ada Lovelace Day event from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Meece Room of the SOU Hannon Library, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. Historian Victoria Law will give a presentation on the life of Ada Lovelace and her role as the "first computer programmer". Following will be a panel discussion "Increasing Diversity in the STEM Fields." The event is free, and refreshments will be served. Call 541-552-6141 or email victoriangeek2014@gmail.com.