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Southern Oregon livestreams, virtual events: Aug. 28

Author Talk — Guy Finley

Local author Guy Finley will offer a free online talk, “Living Meditation,” via livestream at

7 p. m. Friday, Aug. 28. Following the talk, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a live Q-and-A session with the author. To register, see guyfinley.org/meditation.

Gypsy Soul

Folk, soul and roots duo Cilette Swann and Roman Morykit will perform their monthly livestream concert web series, “Front Row with Gypsy Soul,” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. The band will debut some new material for its upcoming 2020 album, “Beneath The Covers 1, Vol II,” as well as older favorites. The duo will do two, four- to six-song sets with a 10 minute Q-and-A section at “intermission.” See gypsysoul.com, and click on the link which will take you to the online platform Twitch. One there you will find a “virtual tip jar,” where you can use PayPal or a credit card to start the show. The show is a “pay-what-you-want” basis. You do not have to sign up for anything unless you would like to be sent a reminder for the concert or you’d like to be part of the chat/comments during the concert.

Soroptomist of North Valley Garden Tour

The 17th annual garden tour will be held virtually through Aug. 31. See eight diverse gardens, ranging in style from local pollinator and country gardens to the formal Shakespeare Garden at Hanley Farm. A donation of $10 is recommended. Proceeds will go to support Soroptomist of North Valley’s Live Your Dream Award program, which provides education grants for women. To access the tour, see Gardens4Good.online.

Windows in Time — local history lecture

As part of the “Windows in Time” lecture series, Medford resident Ben Truwe will give a free presentation, “The Rogue River Wars: New Perspectives” at noon Wednesday, Sept. 2, via Zoom. To register, see jcls.libcal.com/event/6809328 or call 541-774-8679.

Rogue Valley Emergency Resource Fair

Jackson County Library Services will host the sixth annual Rogue Valley Emergency Resource Fair virtually, via Zoom and Facebook Live, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. This all-ages event is free to attend. Learn how to keep yourself and loved ones safe during a natural disaster or other emergency. Linda Bacon from Southern Oregon Emergency Aid will present “Pet Safety and Evacuation”; Mercy Flights Explorer Post 131 will give a presentation on First Aid; Eric Dittmer, professor at Southern Oregon University, will give a presentation on earthquakes; Samantha Matheny from Medford Fire District No. 3 will discuss fire safety; and Stacey Belt of Jackson County Get Ready Rogue will talk about creating “Go-Bags” and emergency checklists. To register, see jcls.libcal.com/event/6857387 or call 541-774-8689. Registered participants will receive a free starter go-bag that they can pick up at the Medford, Eagle Point, Rogue River, or Ashland libraries in the week leading up to the event.

Historic Jacksonville Virtual Tour

Two text-based virtual tours of Jacksonville’s historic past, “Walk through Jacksonville History” and “Mrs. Beekman Invites You to Call,” can be viewed at historicjacksonville.org. New material is added every Monday and Thursday. For further information, call 541-245-3650 or email at info@historicjacksonville.org.

Gypsy Soul will hold a virtual concert this weekend. Photo courtesy of Music Connection Magazine