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Calendar: Friday, Oct. 24

Friday, Oct. 24

Monster Dash Pasta Party: An all-you-can-eat pasta party will be offered from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. The event will include dancing and live music by the family-friendly East Main Band, Oregon Duck football fans will be able to watch the game on the big screen, and there will be a silent auction to benefit Ashland Schools Foundation. Call 541-482-8197 or email susan.bacon@ashland.k12.or.us.

Art Exhibit: Gregory Martin will exhibit large mixed-media assemblages and paintings exploring the "visual voice" found in neglected areas of urban civilization, in the top floor SU Gallery in the Stevenson Union Building on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 p.m. to noon Saturdays. The exhibit runs through Oct. 31.

United Nations Day at SOU: Honduran singer, feminist and activist Karla Lara will perform as part of events commemorating United Nations Day, from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in the Meese Room of Hannon Library, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. Providing the introduction will be professor James Phillips. The event will also include a screening of the documentary "Honduras, Crisis and Hope — An interview with Padre Melo."

Peace Documentary: There will be a free showing of the documentary film "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Congregational United Church of Christ of Ashland, 717 Siskiyou Blvd. The film tells the story of a how women banded together to end civil war in Liberia. The event is free. Call 541-488-9286.

In the Days of Teddy Roosevelt: Part live performance by pianist Lauren James, part big-screen video presentation by scriptwriter Ed Miller, this patriotic music event showcases songs by Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, Broadway musicals and hilarious vaudeville numbers for a journey through a time when America came of age. A lunch show will be presented at 1 p.m. and a dinner show will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Callahan's Lodge, 7100 Old Highway 99 S., Ashland. Take Exit 6 off I-5. Admission is $5 and reservations can be made by calling 541-482-1299.

Mary Maudlin & Mad Tom: Aka Pat O'Scannell and Kevin Carr, the duo will present Halloween songs and stories from the borders between worlds at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is $10 to $15. Call 541-301-5306 or email events@rogueworldensemble.org for information and reservations.

Saturday, Oct. 25

Monster Dash: Events for the annual Monster Dash costume contest and Fun Run begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Butler Band Shell at Lithia Park. The costume contest starts at 9:30 a.m. The one-mile fun run/walk begins at 10:15 a.m., the 5K walk/run and 10K run will begin at 11:15 a.m. Call 541-482-8197 or email susan.bacon@ashland.k12.or.us.

Natural Resources Discussion: Southern Oregon Land Conservancy and Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts will host a conversation titled "Your Land, My Land: Using and Preserving Oregon's Natural Resources" from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Gresham Room of the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Moderating will be Portland State University professor Veronica Dujon. Call 503-719-4732 or email mike@oregonlandtruts.org.

Winery Harvest Celebration: Dana Campbell Vineyards will hold a Harvest Celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at 1320 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The event will include live music from the Electrix Duo, bocce ball games and an outdoor fire pit. Food will be available for purchase from Sultan's Delight. Admission is free, with charges for food and wine. No minors or infants are allowed. Call 541-482-3798 or see www.danacampbellvineyards.com.

Native Documentary Screening: Red Earth Descendants will present a screening of the film "Dancing Salmon Home" at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. The award-winning documentary follows the Winnemem Wintu tribe's struggle to return salmon to the McCloud River near their Mount Shasta-area homeland. Chief Caleen Sisk and filmmaker Will Doolittle will speak and take questions. Roasted buffalo and light appetizers, beverages and dessert will be served. A raffle will be held for a Pendleton blanket. Admission is a sliding scale $15 to $25. All proceeds benefit the Winnemem Wintu people. Call 541-622-5358 or email shanesmith78@gmail.com.

Puss 'N Boots Costume Ball: Friends of the Animal Shelter will hold its 23rd annual fundraiser, the Puss 'n Boots Costume Ball and Auction, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 B St. The event will include live music by the Robbie DaCosta Band, a silent and live auction and costume contests. Tickets are $45 and include a catered meal. Call 541-482-8172 or see www.fotas.org.

Sunday, Oct. 26

Halloween Pet Parade: Dressed-up pets can get treats, and owners have the opportunity to win prizes at noon Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Ashland Grange Co-op, 421 A S. See www.grangecoop.com.

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. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Lynn Newbry Park in Talent. Hikers are encouraged to bring polarized sunglasses. Call 541-218-7973.

Southern Oregon Repertory Singers: The Repertory Singers, under the direction of Paul French, will present "The Bright Orb of Harmony" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave. The concert will include music by Purcell, Tallis, Baldings and Rheinberger, and John McGrosso of the Arianna String Quartet will play violin during the concert. Tickets range from $22 to $29, and admission for students and SNAP card holders is $5. Call 541-552-0900 or see www.repsingers.org.

Monday, Oct. 27

GMO Seed Discussion: The Chamber of Commons will host a panel discussion about GMOs from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Panelists will include Rod Birney, Rick North and Jesse Schwartz, moderated by Ray Sidler. A free potluck dinner will precede the event at 6 p.m. Call 541-535-1854.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Public Meeting: A special meeting of the Ashland Planning Commission will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the Civic Center Council Chambers, 1175 E. Main St. Call 541-552-2041.

Brain Books: The Brain Books Discussion Group will continue its discussion of "The Age of Insight" by Eric Kandel from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the library, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Mystery Book Group: The Siskiyou Sleuths mystery book group will discuss "Havana Blue" by Leonardo Padura at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Raw Foods Potluck: Dr. Jim Said will give a talk about "Genetics, Epigenetics and Detoxing" at a vegan potluck at YOGA SOULutions, 801 Forest St. Attendees should bring a raw, organic dish. Call 541-552-0108.

Patty Griffin Live: Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Patty Griffin will perform with guest John Fullbright at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Tickets cost $35 for all ages. See www.liveatthearmory.com.

Friday, Oct. 31

Canned Food Drive: The Ashland High School Booster Club will hold a community canned food drive from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Ashland high school in front of the gym on Morse Street. The club will gather nonperishable food items, and for each two items participants will receive a raffle ticket. The organization will raffle gift cards to local restaurants, grocery stores and coffee shops. Call 541-905-0992.

Halloween at the Armory: The second annual Spookadelic Halloween Funktacular will start at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. The event will include performances by Afrolicious, uPhonic SoundSystem and DJ El Papachango. Admission costs $30 at the door for those 21 and older. See www.liveatthearmory.com.