Get Up & Go: Friday, Oct. 10
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.
Legalization Presentations: Travel expert Rick Steves will speak about Measure 91 in a presentation titled "Travel as a Political Act: Ending Marijuana Prohibition in Oregon" at noon Friday, Oct. 10, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., and at 7 p.m. at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Free. See www.ricksteves.com.
Baroque Band: The group will play pieces by William Boyce, Johann Christian Bach, Thomas Arne, George Frideric Handel, Georg Philipp Telemann and other baroque composers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. A free lecture and performance will be offered at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Call 541-552-6154.
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.
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. 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. Free. Refreshments will be provided. Call 541-261-7796.
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.
Sunday, Oct. 12
Birding Field Trip: Harry Fuller will lead a birding field trip to Emigrant Lake on Sunday, Oct. 12. A carpool will meet at 8 a.m. at the Shop'n Kart dirt parking lot, 2268 Ashland St. See www.roguevalleyaudubon.org.
Birth Fair: Southern Oregon Birth Connections will hold its fourth annual Fall Family Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at Ashland Springs Hotel, 212 E. Main St., Ashland. The free event will include resources about fertility, pregnancy, parenting and raising families. See www.facebook.com/southernoregonbirthconnections.
Author Event: Alan Sasha Lithman will discuss his book "A Trust for the Earth: The Hero's Journey of an Emerging Humanity" from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Calling All Vikings: The Sons of Norway will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Girl Scouts hall, 2001 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. Events will include a potluck luncheon and an informational presentation about Norwegian ancestry. Call 541-482-2245.
Noah Peterson: The sax player, composer and arranger will perform jazz at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at Caprice Vineyards, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. Peterson will be joined by Ben the Sax Guy. Admission is free. See ww.capricevineyards.com or call 541-499-0449.
Maceo Parker: Funk performer Maceo Parker will perform at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Tickets are $35 for adults 21 and older, and are available at the door, online or at the Music Coop. See www.liveatthearmory.com.