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Get Up & Go: Saturday, Oct. 11

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. 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.

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. 

Piano Presentation: Artistic Piano will host "Modern technology and the piano, what you need to know" at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at 1390 Biddle Road, Suite 107. The event will include demonstrations about the silent/midi piano, Internet-ready player piano, hybrid piano and digital pianos. Call 541-301-7988 or see www.artisticpianogallery.com.

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.

Monday, Oct. 13

Southern Oregon Miniaturists: The group meets from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St. Call 541-664-6119. 

Free Computer Class: A free class covering advanced word processing, spreadsheet software and computer management will be offered from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-8679.

Teen Crafternoon: Teens can create their own Day of the Dead mask from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at the Ashland teen library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6985 or see www.jcls.org.

Author Event: Herman Edel will speak about his novel "The Good Reverend" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. The event is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.

Author Event: Author Jake Kaida will speak about his book "Blue Collar Nomad" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Pianist and composer Matthew Tavis Johnson will accompany him. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Sphinx Virtuosi: The chamber orchestra, led by the Catalyst Quartet, is made up of 18 of the nation’s top Black and Latino classical soloists of the Sphinx Competition. They've come together as an ensemble to perform works by John B. Hedges, Coleridge Taylor Perkinson, Jessie Montgomery, Marcus Goddard and Aaron Copland at venues around the country. The program also will include a performance by the Catalyst Quartet. The show is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is free.

Tuesday, Oct. 14

Eat Pizza, Support Habitat for Humanity: A portion of Oct. 14 purchases at Wild River Brewing and Pizza will benefit the building of Habitat for Humanity house number 56 for the Salazar family. The restaurant is located at 2684 N. Pacific Highway, Medford. Call 541-777-7487.

Rogue Valley Handweavers Guild: Beginner and experienced weavers are welcome to the meeting at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. second Tuesdays of the month at First Presbyterian Church of Central Point, 456 W. Pine St. Participants should bring a bag lunch, and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-779-2912.

Books@Noon: Readers can discuss their favorite books and get new ideas for their reading lists at noon second Tuesdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

TED Talk at the Library: The Ashland library will show TED Talks videos about parenting from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Guanajuato room of the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-8679.

Intro to Computers: A free computer class covering the very basics will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Topics will include using a mouse and keyboard, using the Internet and an introduction to e-mail. Call 541-774-8679.

Book Chat: “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation” by Dan Fagin will be the subject of lively conversation during a Medford library book chat meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, in the Carpenter community meeting room, 205 S. Central Ave. Refreshments provided by Friends of the Medford Library. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.

International Ada Lovelace Day: Southern Oregon University will host an Ada Lovelace Day event from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Meece Room of the SOU Hannon Library, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Historian Victoria Law will give a presentation on the life of Lovelace and her role as the "first computer programmer." Following will be a panel discussion, "Increasing Diversity in the STEM Fields." The event is free, and refreshments will be served. Call 541-552-6141 or email victoriangeek2014@gmail.com. 

North American Rock Garden Society: The Siskiyou Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Lidgate Hall of Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. The evening talk will by "In Praise of Woody Diversity," a program by noted author and photographer Mark Turner. Meetings are free. See www.siskiyousummits.weebly.com.