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Calendar: Saturday, Oct. 11

Saturday, Oct. 11

GMO-Free Pancake Breakfast: Bellview Grange will hold a GMO-free organic pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Cost is $7. The grange will hold a community market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 541-890-4149.

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.

Scrabble Club: Games of Scrabble are played from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.

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.

Birth Fair: Southern Oregon Birth Connections will hold its fourth annual Fall Family Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at Ashland Springs Hotel, 212 E. Main St., Ashland. The free event will include resources about fertility, pregnancy, parenting and raising families. See www.facebook.com/southernoregonbirthconnections.

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, at the Meece Room of Hannon Library, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. Historian Victoria Law will give a presentation on the life of 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. 

Extreme Sports Film: Powderwhore will show its latest extreme sports film, "Some Thing Else," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Diversions nightclub at the Southern Oregon University Stevenson Union, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. The all-ages film will include filmed extreme winter sports. See www.powderwhore.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Adventurer Talk: Athlete, author and 2013 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis will read excerpts from her new book "Called Again" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org 

Thursday, Oct. 16

Author Event: Pete Fromm will speak about his book "If Not for This" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. Free. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.

Friday, Oct. 17

Friday Words and Wine: Mary Z. Maher and Alan Armstrong will read from their new book "Oregon Shakespeare Festival Actors: Telling the Story" from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Weisinger Family Winery, 3150 Siskiyou Blvd. The book is a compendium of interviews with local stage personalities including Mark Bedard, Michael Elich, Nell Geisslinger and Anthony Heald. Call 541-488-5989 or see www.weisingers.com.

Saturday, Oct. 18

Teen Game Day: Teens can play board and video games from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Ashland teen library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6985 or see www.jcls.org.

Low Cost Pet Vaccinations: Jackson County Animal Care and Control will hold its monthly low-cost pet vaccination and nail trimming clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the animal shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway. Vaccinations cost $10 each, and nail trimmings cost $5 per pet. Only cash will be accepted. Call 541-535-3390.

Salmon Hike: Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands ecologist Rich Nawa will lead a one-mile hike along Bear Creek to see spawning chinook salmon from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19, at Lynn Newbry Park in Talent. Hikers are encouraged to bring polarized sunglasses. Call 541-218-7973.

Monday, Oct. 20

Book Event: Elizabeth Enslin will speak about her book "While the Gods Were Sleeping: a Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. The event is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.

Novel Talk: Gloria Boyd will read from her book "Runaway Mama" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Thursday, Oct 23

Author Event: Sonja Grace will speak about her book "Become an Earth Angel" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. The reading is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.