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OSF gala, local livestreams, virtual events: Sept. 4

OSF ‘Dare to Dream Gala’

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will hold its annual “Dare to Dream Gala” virtually this year via the OSF website at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. The free evening of entertainment features OSF actors and artists, talks by the new leadership team Nataki Garrett and David Schmitz, and opportunities to bid on OSF-inspired experiences, gifts and memorabilia in a silent auction. The event will be hosted by actor Christiana Clark and Associate Artistic Director Evren Odcikin. See osfashland.org or call 541-482-2111 for further information.

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.

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of "Alice in Wonderland." Photo by Jenny Graham