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Calendar: Monday, Oct. 13

Monday, Oct. 13

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 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

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.

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 Hannon Library, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. 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. 

Extreme Sports Film: Powderwhore will show its latest extreme sports film, "Some Thing Else," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Diversions nightclub at the Southern Oregon University Stevenson Union, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. The all-ages film will include filmed extreme winter sports. See www.powderwhore.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Adventurer Talk: Athlete, author and 2013 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis will read excerpts from her new book "Called Again" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org 

Thursday, Oct. 16

Author Event: Pete Fromm will speak about his book "If Not for This" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. Free. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.

Friday, Oct. 17

Friday Words and Wine: Mary Z. Maher and Alan Armstrong will read from their new book "Oregon Shakespeare Festival Actors: Telling the Story" from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Weisinger Family Winery, 3150 Siskiyou Blvd. The book is a compendium of interviews with local stage personalities including Mark Bedard, Michael Elich, Nell Geisslinger and Anthony Heald. Call 541-488-5989 or see www.weisingers.com.

Saturday, Oct. 18

Teen Game Day: Teens can play board and video games from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Ashland teen library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6985 or see www.jcls.org.

Low Cost Pet Vaccinations: Jackson County Animal Care and Control will hold its monthly low-cost pet vaccination and nail trimming clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the animal shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway. Vaccinations cost $10 each, and nail trimmings cost $5 per pet. Only cash will be accepted. Call 541-535-3390.

Salmon Hike: Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands ecologist Rich Nawa will lead a one-mile hike along Bear Creek to see spawning chinook salmon from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19, at Lynn Newbry Park in Talent. Hikers are encouraged to bring polarized sunglasses. Call 541-218-7973.

Monday, Oct. 20

Book Event: Elizabeth Enslin will speak about her book "While the Gods Were Sleeping: a Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. The event is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.

Novel Talk: Gloria Boyd will read from her book "Runaway Mama" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Thursday, Oct 23

Author Event: Sonja Grace will speak about her book "Become an Earth Angel" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. The reading is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.

Friday, Oct. 24

Monster Dash Pasta Party: An all-you-can-eat pasta party will be offered the night before the Monster Dash race from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. The event will include dancing and live music by the family-friendly East Main Band, Oregon Duck football fans will be able to watch the game on the big screen, and there will be a silent auction to benefit Ashland Schools Foundation. Call 541-482-8197 or email susan.bacon@ashland.k12.or.us.

Saturday, Oct. 25

Annual Monster Dash: Events for the annual Monster Dash costume contest and Fun Run begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Butler Band Shell at Lithia Park. Events begin with the costume contest at 9:30 a.m. The one-mile fun run/walk begins at 10:15 a.m., the 5K walk/run and 10K run will begin at 11:15 a.m. Call 541-482-8197 or email susan.bacon@ashland.k12.or.us.

Native Documentary Screening: Red Earth Descendants will present a screening of the film "Dancing Salmon Home" at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. The award-winning documentary follows the Winnemem Wintu tribe's struggle to return salmon to the McCloud River near their Mount Shasta-area homeland. Chief Caleen Sisk and filmmaker Will Doolittle will speak and take questions. Roasted buffalo and light appetizers, beverages and dessert will be served. A raffle will be held for a Pendleton blanket. Admission is a sliding scale $15 to $25. All proceeds benefit the Winnemem Wintu people. Call 541-622-5358 or email shanesmith78@gmail.com.

Puss 'N Boots Costume Ball: Friends of the Animal Shelter will hold its 23rd annual fundraiser, the Puss 'n Boots Costume Ball and Auction, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 B St. The event will include live music by the Robbie DaCosta Band, a silent and live auction and costume contests. Tickets cost $45 and include a catered meal. Call 541-482-8172 or see www.fotas.org.

Sunday, Oct. 26

Salmon Hike: Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands ecologist Rich Nawa will lead a one-mile hike along Bear Creek to see spawning chinook salmon from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Lynn Newbry Park in Talent. Hikers are encouraged to bring polarized sunglasses. Call 541-218-7973.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Mystery Book Group: The Siskiyou Sleuths mystery book group will discuss "Havana Blue" by Leonardo Padura at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Saturday, Nov. 1

Emergency Preparedness Event: Ashland Fire & Rescue will hold its second annual "Ashland is Ready!" emergency preparedness workshops from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 N. Oak St. Registration is required. Cost is $10, and participants will take home an emergency kit. See www.ashland.or.us/air or call 541-482-2770.

Wednesday, Nov. 5

Homeless Shelter Volunteer Training: The interfaith winter homeless shelters are in need of volunteers, and will hold an orientation and training event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Calvin Hall of First Presbyterian Church of Ashland 1615 Clark Ave. The seminar will provide background information for those who want more information before volunteering, and it is not necessary for those who volunteered last year to attend. See www.tinyurl.com/homeless-sign-up.

Saturday, Nov. 15

Oregon Honey Festival: The Oregon Honey Festival will be Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Ashland Springs Hotel, 212 E. Main St. General admission for the tasting expo is $5. Luncheon tickets are $29, and tickets are available at the Music Coop.