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Circus Festivus

The Ashland Circus Guild will present “Circus Festivus!” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Le Cirque Centre, 280 E. Hersey St., No. 12, Ashland. Look for performances by Sonya Smith, The Empyrean Aerialists, Mountain Parkour, actress Rebekka Swan, Heart Fool the Clown, aerialists Anna Michelina Brisee and Erika Lynn Bakke, and more. Live music will be performed by Whiskey Remission and singer Milana Alana Allen. Admission is $12, $10 for students. Tickets are available at The Music Coop, 268 E. Main St., Ashland, and at Le Cirque Center. Call 541-301-6804.

Meadowlark Comic Con

This pop culture and comic convention will feature celebrities from different genres of entertainment from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Ramada Medford Hotel and Convention Center, 2250 Biddle Road, Medford. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the popular science-fiction adventure television series “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century,” actor Gil Gerard, who portrayed the title character, will be making an appearance. Also meet Felix Silla, who performed as the robot Twiki; Silla is also known for playing Cousin Itt and one of the Ewoks in “Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi”; Richard Oldfield, who appeared as Rebel fighter pilot Hobbie Klivian (Rogue 4) in “The Empire Strikes Back”; actors Rajia Baroudi and Alan Palmer, who played the White Alien Ranger and the Black Alien Ranger, respectively, in the television series “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”; and artists Chris Marrinan and Blacky Shepherd. Atendees can also shop from comic book and toy vendors, attend panels and special movie screenings with celebrity Q-and-A sessions, play video games, learn LARPing, experience an escape room, and compete in the cosplay contest for a cash prize in kids and adult categories. Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Group pricing available. Children 8 and younger get in free. Tickets avaliable at meadowlarkcomiccon.com.

ACCENT on Talent Day

The city of Talent will hold its annual ACCENT day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Happenings include the annual citywide yard sales; book sale at the Talent Library; Talent Tomato sale at the Talent Historical Museum; spring plant sale at Ray’s parking lot; and the “Round it up and Turn it in Talent” Recycle Drop Off at City Hall, where you can drop off your old electronics, metals of all types, used CFL light bulbs, styrofoam peanuts, useful household materials, and used paint in labeled cans where it will all be safely recycled. Also visit the Outdoor Discovery Program yard and bake sale, where proceeds go to enhancing the outdoor experiences of the kids. Go to the skate park, 104 S. Front St., for live music, raffles, food and craft vendors, and learn about projects from local community organizations. Local restaurants will hold happy hour specials from 3 to 5 p.m. A map of all the activities is available at any of the activity sites.

Mother’s Day Tea

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Rick Millward will perform a mix of pop, rock, folk and jazz, along with original songs, during a Mother’s Day Tea, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Edenvale Winery, 2310 Voorhies Road, Medford. Admission is $35, $20 for children 12 and older, $15 for children under 12, and children 2 and younger get in free. Admission includes a served buffet and light refreshments. See edenvalleyorchards.com or call 541-512-2955.

Record convention

The 14th annual Grants Pass Record Convention will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass. With over 35 vendor tables, look for collectible 33-1/3 record albums, 45 rpm records, CDs, DVDs, and sheet music ranging from the ’40s to present day. Admission is $2. Early entry begins at 7 a.m. Early admission is $5.

Atticus, 6, left, and Bleu Ryan, 4, contributed to the large-scale, paint-by-numbers mural on the building that houses Advanced Business Teleservices on East Main Street in Talent. The finished project was revealed on Saturday. Mail Tribune / Julia Moore
Circus Festivus