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First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville will host a screening of the 1941 Warner Bros. film "One Foot in Heaven" at 7 tonight at the church, 425 Middle St., Jacksonville.

Admission is free to the Family Movie Night series. Call 541-665-1272.

Rev. Joy-Anne Fournier will speak about "Extraordinary Tools for Life on Earth" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 3581 Lear Way, Medford. Congregants are encouraged to wear costumes.

Following the service, at noon, the film "For the Next Seven Generations / 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Weaving a World that Works!" will be shown. The film tells the story of 13 grandmothers who came together to form an alliance.

Call 541-734-8581 for directions, information or a confidential prayer request.

Rev. Rob Wheeler will speak on "The 'Real' and Everything Else" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford.

Children's Sunday School begins at 11 a.m. Call 541-772-6902 or see www.unitymedford.org.

Norma Nakai Burton will bring her tribal perspective to Hallomass at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave. All are welcome. Call 541-488-9220.

West Main Church of Christ will celebrate 62 years as a congregation beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at 1701 W. Main St., Medford.

The community and former members are encouraged to attend for Bible study at 9 a.m., and a sermon at 10:15 a.m. with minister Terry Christopher on "Life in the Body" drawn from Colossians. Call 541-772-9640.

A program entitled "Samhain," which describes the Earth-centered celebration that later evolved into Halloween, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Masonic Temple, 975 N. Phoenix Road.

The Medford Unitarian Universalist service will be led by Vern Crawford of the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Crawford is also a trained Druid sage. Visitors are welcome. Call 541-499-3704.

First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville will hold its annual harvest festival from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the church, 425 Middle St., Jacksonville.

Events will include a cake walk and games for all ages. Prizes will be awarded for best individual and best family in costume. The church requests that no occult-theme costumes be worn. Call 541-665-1272.

A fall festival will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Trinity Baptist Church, 2555 Corey Road, White City.

The festival will include a free dinner of hot dogs, chili, Frito pies and beverages, with games, contests, prizes, a jumphouse, cake walk, face painting and more. Call 541-941-3934.

As part of Westar Institute's Jesus Seminar on the Road, a lecture and workshops titled "Jesus in the First and 21st Centuries" will feature guest speakers Charles W. Hedrick and Lane C. McGaughy on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3, at Medford Congregational Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford.

A lecture entitled "From the Myth to the Man" will run from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. Workshops run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Cost for the lecture is $20, and cost for each workshop is $30. Call 541-772-8860, email office@medforducc.org or see www.westarinstitute.org.

Buddhist center Kagyu Sukha Chöling will hold meditation courses with Buddhist teachers and translators Ari Goldfield and Rose Taylor Goldfield from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, and 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4, at the center, 109 Clear Creek Drive, Ashland.

Cost is a suggested donation of $25 per session. All are welcome., and no one will be turned away. Call 541-552-1769 or see www.kscashland.org.

As part of Cornerstone Christian Church's lecture series, J.V. Fesko, academic dean and professor of systematic and historical theology at Westminster Seminary in California, will deliver a four-part series entitled "Last Things First" from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the church, 608 N. Bartlett St., Medford.

The topics are "The Garden as the First Temple," "The Work of the First Adam," "Shadows and Types of the Last Adam" and "The Work of the Last Adam." Cost is $30. The conference includes a continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Preregister by calling 541-773-8163 or email churchinfo@cccm.org.

A church bazaar featuring handmade quilts is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford.

Quilts sold at the bazaar benefit a number of charitable groups in the valley and support youth and college programs. Call 541-776-9904 or email nelmiller@riousa.com.

Rabbi Joshua Boettiger will be installed as the new spiritual leader of Temple Emek Shalom, 800 E. Main St., in Ashland, on Sunday, Nov. 4. The ceremony will include welcoming words from 20 Rogue Valley clergy, elected officials, educators and business leaders.

The installation will be led by Rabbi Benjamin Barnett of Corvallis, who is a longtime friend and classmate of Boettiger. The public is invited to the 7 p.m. ceremony, which will be followed by a dessert reception. Participating in the event will be Emek Shalom cantor Bella Feldman and the Temple's Shabbat Shirah orchestra.

Boettiger served for six years as spiritual leader of Congregation Beth El in Bennington, Vt.

For information, call 541-488-2909.