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Get Up & Go: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014


Brain Books Discussion Group: The group will discuss “The Willpower Instinct: How Self Control Works, Why It Matters and What You Can Do to Get More of It” by Kelly McGonigal from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Demonstration Garden Tours: Join master gardeners on a tour of the butterfly, amphibian-reptile, native plants, heirloom plants and herb gardens from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday near the North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Cost is free although donations to the Nature Center are appreciated. Pre-register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.

Hands-All-Around Quilters: Visitors can work on individual projects or sew quilts for charity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Wesley Hall in the First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-732-0141.

Sanctuary One Farm Tours: Meet the animals, see permaculture-inspired gardens and learn about education programs from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Saturdays through Oct. 25 at Sanctuary One, 13195 upper Applegate Road, Jacksonville. Admission costs $10. Reservations are required. Call 541-899-8627 or email info@sactuaryone.org.

Spaghetti Game Night: Try out board games from Funagain Games in Ashland or bring your own from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Enoteca Wine Tasting and Bistro, 17 N. Main St., Ashland. Complimentary spaghetti will be served with the purchase of a glass or bottle of wine. Call 541-482-3377 or see www.ashlandenoteca.com.

The Scoot-N-Weavers: The dance club offers an advanced square-dance lesson, followed by a dance, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is by donation. Call 541-772-8687.

Liquid Reflections: The Ashland psychedelic funk rock group will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Applegate River Lodge, 15100 Highway 238, Applegate. Admission is $10. Call 541-846-6690 or see www.liveattthegate.com.

Thursday, Sept. 4

Medford Growers Market: Fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables, live plants, baked goods, crafts and gourmet foods are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.

Mah Jongg: Experienced and beginner adults 50 and older are invited to play Mah Jongg, a tile game of Chinese origin, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave., Ashland. Free. Donations to the senior center are apppreciated. Call 541-488-5342 or visit www.AshlandSeniorCenter.org.

Dominoes: Play Jamaican, Mexican train, Cuban or French dominoes games from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Meyer Memorial Trust Community Meeting Room in the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-535-7090 or see www.jcls.org.

Hearts and Spades: Adults 50 and older are invited to play card games from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Donations are accepted. Call 541-488-5342.

Men’s Barbershop Singing: Men interested in singing four-part harmonies are invited to meetings of the Rogue Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Society at 7 p.m. Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. Call 541-450-9352.

Ashland Sufi Heart Circle: Dances of universal peace, sacred phrases from world religions and practices of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Murshid Samuel L. Lewis will be presented from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Hidden Springs Wellness Center, 1651 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The suggested donation is $10. Call 541-708-0681 or see www.ashlandsufi.com.

Friday, Sept. 5

Library Movie: The Eagle Point library will show the 2014 Disney film "Muppets Most Wanted," rated PG, at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at 239 W. Main St. Call 541-826-3313.

Saturday, Sept. 6

Fundraiser Breakfast: A pancake breakfast with sausage, fruit, coffee, juice and tea will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Farmington Square, 1530 Poplar Drive, Medford. The event will include music by singer, songwriter and pianist Bridget Wolf. Cost is $5, $3 for children and proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association. RSVP by calling 541-770-9080.

Electric and Hybrid Car Show: The Southern Oregon Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at ScienceWorks museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. The show will include both commercially produced and converted electric vehicles, and participating in the event will be a gathering of electric and hybrid vehicle dealers, equipment suppliers, electric vehicle converters and local electric vehicle owners. A raffle will be held for an electric bicycle. Admission is a requested donation of one nonperishable food item. Call 541-227-9316 or email pete@ashlandcreek.net.

Climate Change and the Rogue Valley: Alan Journet, retired ecologist and co-facilitator of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now, will lead a series of classes about climate change from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 6, 13 and 20, at Coyote Trails School of Nature, 2931 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. The class is free, and donations will be accepted. To register call 541-772-1390 or see www.coyotetrails.org.

Teen Library Movie: The Medford library will show the 2011 film "Soul Surfer," rated PG, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. Call 541-774-6413.

Granparents Event: An event celebrating grandparents will be offered from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The event will include a letter-writing workshop with award-winning author Carol Jo Pettit. Call 541-774-6895.

Sunday, Sept. 7

Rob Zombie at the Lithia Amphitheater: Metal act Rob Zombie will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Lithia Motors Amphitheater at the Expo, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35.60 in advance, and are available at Bad Ass Coffee and Six One Nine in Medford, the Music Coop in Ashland, www.ticketweb.com or by calling 866-468-3399.

Monday, Sept. 8

Piano Presentation: Classical and acoustic piano teacher Christy Dolan will give a presentation about using the Yamaha Clavinova digital piano as a teaching tool from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 8, at Artistic Piano, 1390 Biddle Road, Medford. The event is free. Call 541-324-7079.

Book Discussion: Books about cooking — either with or without recipes — will be discussed at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Books to be discussed include “Tender at the Bone” by Ruth Reichl or “Blackberry Pie Murder” by Joanne Fluke. Call 541-664-3228 or see www.jcls.org.

Introductory Computer Class: A free computer class covering the basics will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Topics will include using the mouse and keyboard, navigating the Internet, and an introduction to e-mail. Space is limited. Call 541-774-8679.