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Get Up & Go: Thursday, Oct. 9

Thursday, Oct. 9

Cookbook Sale: The Phoenix library will hold a book sale featuring books about cooking and gardening, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-535-7090.

LWV Ballot Measure Review: The Rogue Valley League of Women Voters will present nonpartisan explanations of the seven Oregon state ballot measures at noon Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Medford library large meeting room, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-772-5044 or see www.vote411.org.

Author Event: Ellen Rubenson will speak about her book "When You Get Older, Where Will You Live?" at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Rubenson is a medical case manager at Providence Medford Medical Center and will speak about types of living choices for retirees and senior citizens. Call 541-774-6996.

The Brothers Reed: The guitar duo — brothers Aaron and Philip Reed — will perform original country and folk from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. A barbecue supper will be available. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.

Women Entrepreneurs of Southern Oregon: Consumer specialist Ginger Johnson will speak about the difference between customer service and customer experience at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Rogue Regency Inn, 2300 Biddle Road, Medford. See www.wesoweb.org.

SOPride Drag Pageant: As part of 2014 Pride Festival activities, the 2014 Miss SOPride Drag Pageant will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Club 66, 1951 Ashland St., Ashland. Admission is $5. See www.sopride.org.

OSF Green Show: Nicole Klaymoon and her San Francisco street dance theater company Embodiment Project will give a free performance at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The troupe includes a live vocal ensemble and blends street dance, live song, choreographed poetry, theater and interactive video. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.

Author Event: Fred Grewe will speak about his book "What the Dying Have Taught Me About Living" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. Grewe will discuss his experiences as a hospice chaplain helping terminally ill patients. The event is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.

Friday, Oct. 10

Author Book Signing: Marilyn Kilpatrick will sign copies of her self-published memoir "The World is My Oyster, Travels With a Cheapskate" from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at Zoey's Cafe, 199 E. Main St., Ashland. Kilpatrick has kept journals of her adventures across the country and around the world since 1969, and has settled in Fort Jones, Calif.

Ruch Book Sale: The Friends of the Ruch Library hold its annual "Big Tent" fundraiser book sale from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the corner of Highway 238 and Upper Applegate Road in Ruch. Call 541-899-7438.

Charles Guy & Linda Powers: The guitar and violin duo will perform Spanish-flavored instrumentals with flamenco flair from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. A barbecue supper will be available. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.

EVOLFO: The ensemble will play pop, punk, funk, ska, salsa and Eastern European rhythms — sometimes in the same song — at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 Nevada St., Ashland. The group features an Ashland High School graduate who left to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. Rogue Valley band Squirrel Soup Duo will open the show. Food will be available from Sultan's Delight. Tickets cost $8, $5 for students, and can be purchased at Music Coop, 268 E. Main St., or at the door. Call 541-482-5700 or see www.grizzlypeakwinery.com.

Pride Festival Kickoff Dance: The 2014 SOPride Festival kickoff dance will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. The event will include dancing with music from DJ Hope, cocktails and hosted hors d'oeuvres and the crowning of Miss SOPride 2014. Tickets cost $15 at Paddington Station, or $20 at the door.  See www.sopride.org.

Saturday, Oct. 11

GMO-Free Pancake Breakfast: Bellview Grange will hold a GMO-free, organic pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Cost is $7. The Grange will hold a community market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 541-890-4149.

Solar Tour: The 2014 Rogue Valley Green and Solar Tour will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in Ashland. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the tour begins at 9 a.m. at the Ashland Civic Center, 1175 E. Main St. Cost is $10 per person, and includes transportation. Attendees are encouraged to bring a bag lunch, or food carts will be available in advance. See www.greensolartours.com or call 541-840-8302.

See Our Salmon Event: Seven Basins Watershed Council will host the eighth annual "See Our Salmon" event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Valley of the Rogue State Park in Gold Hill. The event will include information about salmon returning to spawning gravels on the Rogue River. The family-friendly event will balance educational activities with fun for children and adults. The event is free, and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-261-7796.

Pride Parade: The 2014 SOPride Parade will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, on Main Street in downtown Ashland. The festival, featuring live entertainment and vendor booths, will begin at noon at the Lithia Park Band Shell. See www.sopride.org.

Scarecrow Festival: Hanley Farm will hold its annual Scarecrow Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11-12, at 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point. Activities will include pumpkin painting, apple bobbing, tours of the historic Hanley farmhouse and a scarecrow-making contest. Admission is free, a scarecrow-making kit costs $20, and Hanley house tours cost $3. Call 541-773-6536, ext. 1002.

Legos in the Libraries: Learn Lego building skills with volunteer Helga Motley from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-8678 or see www.jcls.org. 

Live Music: Rainy and the Rattlesnakes will perform a mix of bluegrass, traditional music, jazz standards and original songs at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the adult garden at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Light refreshments will be served. call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.

Teen Writing Group: The teen writing group "Writer's Empire" will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-6413 or see www.jcls.org.

Feet Workshop: Dance instructor Mary Cowden Snyder will hold a free seminar "All About Your Feet" at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at The Dance Arts Center, 9 Hawthorne St. The seminar is not just for dancers, but children, teens and adults of all walks. Topics will include general foot care, tips and tricks for athletes and dancers, and the basics of shoe construction. Call 541-772-1362 or see http://medforddanceartscenter.com.

Danielle Kelly & Paul Turnipseed: The vocal and guitar duo will play soul and jazz from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. A barbecue supper will be available. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.

Sinbad: Comedian and actor Sinbad returns to Medford to present his side-splitting observational humor at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave. See craterian.org or call 541-779-3000.

Kitka: The eight-woman choral ensemble will sing traditional Eastern European harmonies at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Unitarian Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. See www.stclairevents.com for ticket information.