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OSF virtual gala postponed; local livestreams: Sept. 11

OSF ‘Dare to Dream Gala’ postponed

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced Thursday it has postponed its “Dare to Dream Gala” — planned as a virtual event this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic — out of solidarity with victims of the Southern Oregon wildfires.

The free evening of entertainment is now scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23, OSF stated in a press release. The event this weekend had been scheduled to feature entertainment from 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. See osfashland.org or call 541-482-2111 for further information and updates on the rescheduled gala.

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.

Go Clean Energy Conference

350Deschutes, a nonprofit climate organization, will host a free virtual conference from Monday, Sept. 28, through Friday, Oct. 2. The conference features 30 experts who will present on a variety of topics related to climate and energy. For a complete listings of presentations or to register, see gocleanenergy.org.

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.

OSF Elizabethan Theatre (Photo by T. Charles Erickson)