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slideshow: William L. Sullivan will present "Hiking in Europe," a slideshow presentation at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Sullivan will present some of Europe's most interesting and least-known hiking trails. Call 488-0029.

osf lecture: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Noon Lecture series will feature "About Tracy's Tiger," a talk by OSF associate artistic director Penny Metropulos, Saturday, April 28, at Carpenter Hall, 15 S. Pioneer, Ashland. Metropulos is the director and co-author of this season's production of "Tracy's Tiger," currently playing in the New Theatre through October 28. The idea for "Tracy's Tiger" came from the William Saroyan novella of the same name, and is a humorous and tender love story about a man and a woman &

and an imaginary tiger. Metropulos is in her 18th season at OSF. Tickets are $7; $6 for OSF members and $5.25 for youth 6-17.

Stargate consciousness: The Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library and the Media Collective at SOU will co-sponsor "Stargate Consciousness: The Answer," a presentation by William Henry at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Southern Oregon University, Stevenson Union's Rogue River Room, 1250 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland. Tickets are $7 general, and $3 for students. See or call 552-9119 between 2-6 p.m.

symposium: Southern Oregon University's Native American Ecological Education Symposium will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, April 27, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Southern Oregon University Stevenson Union Arena, 1250 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland. The event is free. The theme of this year's biannual symposium is "Feeding the Water Spirit."

Book reading: There will be a concert of music and stories from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The event is a benefit for the book "Standing Tall: Conscientious Objectors, Exiles, Resisters and Other War Heroes" by Shoshana Alexander. Call 488-0094.

iridology: The Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library will sponsor "Iridology: The Map of The Human Body," a presentation by Carol Richards from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at 258 A St., Ashland. See or call 552-9119 between 2-6 p.m.

jewish films: The weekly Jewish Film Series presents a free showing of "Tijuana Jews," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The documentary explores a community in Tijuana blending Jewish and Mexican cultures and customs that was started by European Jews who sailed to Mexico looking for opportunity and escaping increasing persecution at home and eventually made their way north to Tijuana. See or call 488-7619.

wisdom seekers: Rabbi David Zaslow will explore the "Torah of Leonard Cohen" at — p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Cohen is a Canadian who has composed a body of philosophical poetry and songs. Zaslow will explain how Cohen's songs "Hallelujah" and "If It Be Your Will" express Cohen's Jewish world view-that good can arise out of misfortune and that there is a way to hold on to hope even in the midst of tragedy. See or call 488-7619.

writers conference prep: Willamette Writers Association presents "How to Get the Most out of the Willamette Writers Conference," a talk by Cynthia and Laura Whitcomb from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 5, at Anna Maria Creekside Center, 822 Golf View Road, Medford. The cost is $5 for non-members, free with membership. Call 955-9365.

poetry dinner: Oregon Poet Laureate Lawson Inada will provide the keynote and read poetry at the Friends of Hannon Library Annual Benefit Dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in the Hannon Library Meese Meeting Room, 305. Tickets are $40. Proceeds will benefit the Lenn and Dixie Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University. Call 552-6835.

book signing: Ann Jauregui, author of "Epiphanies: Where Science and Miracles Meet," will present a talk, reading and booksigning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main, Ashland. Jauregui is a psychotherapist and in her book she shows how someone in mainstream psychotherapy can make room for miracles, and create a space for them to occur. Call 488-0029.

lecture: David Ray Griffin will discuss his latest book, "Debunking 9/11: An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in the Britt Ballroom, Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. This event is sponsored by Students For Truth, an SOU student group. Cost is $10 general admission and $5 for students. Tickets are available at The Spot, the Northwest Nature Shop, Ashland; One World, Grilla Bites, Medford; and Listen Here, Grants Pass.

book reading: Moshe Ross will read from his book, "Really Being With You," at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 24, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Ross is a local teacher of contemplative inquiry, a form of meditation, and "Really Being With You" is a guidebook to spiritual living and spiritual healing. Call 488-0029.