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Calendar: Wednesday, Oct. 1

Wednesday, Oct. 1

Free Admission Day at ScienceWorks: The museum, 1500 E. Main St., hosts exhibits year-round that explore energy, anatomy, chemistry, perception, motion, engineering and more. Free admission is offered the first Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 541-482-6767 or see www.scienceworksmuseum.org.

Tree Memorial Service: Citizens who loved the Sunset Maple Tree on the Plaza will hold a memorial service at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, on the Plaza. Former Tree Commissioner Bryan Holley will provide music for the ceremony, and Bryan and Diana Hartley will make statements along with others. Call 541-482-4192.

OSF Green Show: Taiko and percussion performer Kelvin Underwood will lead a free performance of "Space Challenger" that blends hip-hop, jazz and pop at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org. 

Birds of the Rogue Valley:  Learn about local birds from Klamath Bird Observatory board member Shannon Rio from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Cost is $10. Call 541-488-6606 or register online at www.ashland.or.us/register.

Thursday, Oct. 2

Buddhism Newcomers Night: Tibetan Buddhist meditation center Kagyu Sukha Chöling will hold a newcomers' night at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at 109 Clear Creek Drive. Calm abiding meditation begins at 6 p.m., followed by an introduction to Tibetan Buddhism and the programs offered at the center. See www.kscashland.org. or call 541-552-1769.

OSF Green Show: Physical comedy troupe IN'Tents will lead a free conservation-focused performance at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The performance appropriate for family audiences teaches camping safety and the importance of nature conservation. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org. 

Climate Discussion: Retired ecologist Alan Journet will present "A Rogue Climate for the Valley" from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 2, 9 and 16, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave. The classes will explore scientific basis for climate change, physical and biological consequences of climate change and a focus on regional trends. Cost is $10. Call 541-488-6606.

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, Oct. 3

High Holy Days at TES: Kol Nidre will be observed at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St. Call 541-488-2909 or see www.emekshalom.org.

OSF Green Show: Traditional English folk dancers Rose Garland English Dancers will give a free performance at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.  

Book Event: Author Melissa Hart will speak about her book "Wild Within — How Rescuing Owls Inspired a Family" at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at Bloomsbury Books, 280 E. Main St. The event is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.

Climate Change Lecture: Author, lecturer, conservation biologist and professor emeritus from the University of Arizona Guy McPherson will hold a public lecture and discussion titled "Climate crisis, are we there yet?" at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St. See www.guymcpherson.com.

Grief Workshop: Guy McPherson will lead a grief recovery workshop series beginning at 9 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Sessions two and three will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at the fellowship. See www.guymcpherson.com.

Govinda: Austin-based producer and composer Govinda will perform electronic compositions with SaQi at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. A free First Friday event with live music and art will precede the show from 5 to 9 p.m.  Tickets cost $15 for all ages, and are available at the door, online or at the Music Coop. See www.liveatthearmory.com.

Saturday, Oct. 4

Growers Market: Fresh flowers, crafts, produce, plants, baked goods, artisan cheeses, locally raised meats and live music are available at the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays on Oak Street, between East Main Street and Lithia Way, Ashland. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.

Spiritual Workshop: Rev. Ruth Kirby will lead "Finding the Power Within: a workshop of self-discovery and empowerment" from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Headwaters Building, 84 Fourth St. Cost is $25. Call 541-292-3821 or email info@ashlandcsl.com.

High Holy Days at TES: Yom Kippur services for adults and children will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St. Call 541-488-2909 or see www.emekshalom.org.

Lithia Artisans Market: The outdoor arts-and-crafts market features fine art and a variety of wares by local artists and artisans, as well as live music, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays on the Calle Guanajuato pedestrian walkway behind the Ashland downtown Plaza. Call 541-301-9811 or see www.lithiaartisansmarket.com.

Scrabble: Play for free from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.

Documentary Film: Rogue Valley LGBT Elders will host a screening of the documentary film "Gen Silent" at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 N. Second St. Call 541-301-3616 or email spalding@earthlink.net.

Bear Creek Salmon Festival: The 10th annual festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave. It features interactive exhibits and mini-workshops on topics ranging from water conservation to wildlife, with a focus on healthy salmon habitats in our region, The event also will feature outdoor activities such as fly- and spin-casting, Native American drumming, a salmon poetry slam and a salmon spiral labyrinth. Admission is free. See www.bearcreeksalmonfestival.net.

OSF Green Show: Physical comedy troupe IN'Tents will lead a free conservation-focused performance at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The performance appropriate for family audiences teaches camping safety and the importance of nature conservation. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org. 

Brews & Boogie: Taste brews, talk with brewers and dance the night away from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 4, at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, 1500 E. Main St. The 10th annual fundraiser for the museum features carnival games, local and regional brewers and live music from TC and the Reactions, Maravel Road Steel Drum Band, Colonel Mustard and DJ True. Tickets can be purchased for $15 in advance at ScienceWorks, The Music Coop in Ashland and Grocery Outlet in Medford. Tickets cost $20 at the door. Tickets include a commemorative pint glass and six tickets for drinks, food and games. Call 541-482-6767 or see www.scienceworksmuseum.org.