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Get Up & Go: Wednesday, Oct. 15

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Caregiving Workshop: Rogue Valley Council of Governments will hold the first in a series of six workshops titled "Taking Care of You: Powerful Tools for Caregivers" from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 15 through Nov. 19, at the Parish Hall at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 426 W. Sixth St., Medford. The workshop is geared toward family members taking care of older adults, and topics will include tips to reduce stress, communicating effectively with other family members and service providers, and tools to make tough decisions. Cost is a suggested donation of $22 to help cover costs. Call 541-471-3853.

Southern Oregon Repertory Singers Preview: Ed Wright, Board Member of the Southern Oregon Repertory Singers, will present a concert preview with commentary on some of the pieces to be performed at 1 and 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Room A of the Campbell Center, 655 Frances Lane, Ashland. The event is free, but reservations are required. Call 541-552-6048 or see www.sou.edu/olli.

Library E-Reader Demo: Learn to download digital library materials onto a tablet computer or e-reader from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The presentation will include time for questions and one-on-one assistance. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.

Peter Lorre Film: The 1946 Peter Lorre and Robert Alda film "The Beast with Five Fingers" will be shown at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Before the film will be a 15-minute introduction about the film's production and Lorre. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.

Public Safety Forum: Jackson County Sheriff's Office will present a public safety forum titled "A Child is Missing" from 6:30 to 8;30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Smullin Center Auditorium, 2825 E. Barnett Road, Medford. The event will provide an overview of the office's role with Southern Oregon Child Abduction Response Team, the activation of an Amber Alert, and a talk from Kyron Horman's mother, Desiree Young, about her son's disappearance in 2010. Free. Call 541-774-6800.

Adventurer Talks: Athlete, author and 2013 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis will read excerpts of her new book "Called Again" from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.

Art Reception: In conjunction with the Edgy in October art event, Grants Pass artist Judy Elliott will have an art reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at GoodBean Coffee Company, 165 S. Oregon St., Jacksonville. Call 541-899-2012 or see www.soartists.com.

Thursday, Oct. 16

Harry & David Hiring Event: Harry & David will hold a seasonal employment hiring event from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at its employment center, 2500 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Representatives from each department will be on site to speak directly with candidates about open positions. The event will include Dutch Bros. gift cards and other giveaways, and both new and returning seasonal applicants are encouraged to attend. Call 541-864-3689 or email ahayter@harryanddavid.com.

Marketing Workshop: Lisa Manyon will speak about "Marketing Messages that Matter and Make Money" from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the SOU/RCC Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Manyon's strategies have been featured in Inc. Magazine. Attendees should bring a sack lunch. The event is free, and registration is required. Call 541-552-8300 or see www.sou.edu/sbdc.

Computer Class: A free computer class will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Ruch library, 7919 Highway 238. Topics will include word processing, photo editing and managing computer files. Call 541-774-8679.

End of Life Forum: Cheryl Martin from Providence Home Services will offer guidance around the care of individuals with dementia from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Topics will include learning to recognize the symptoms of dementia and their causes. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.

Adventurer Talk: Athlete, author and 2013 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis will read excerpts of her new book "Called Again" from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org

Free Computer Class: A free computer class will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Jacksonville library, 340 West C St. Topics will include advanced word processing features, creating spreadsheets and computer management. Call 541-774-8679.

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. The event is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.

Jeff Kloetzel: The acoustic guitarist will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 South Stage Road, Medford. Free. See www.dancinvineyards.com or call 541-245-1133.

Martin Vee: The guitarist will play a mix of world music, nouveau flamenco and spontaneous inventions from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, 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.

Friday, Oct. 17

Free Computer Class: A free computer class will be offered from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Topics will include advanced word processing, creating spreadsheets and computer management. Call 541-774-8679.

Congenial Bridge Game: American Contact Bridge League duplicate bridge games are held from noon to 3:30 p.m. Fridays at the Dan Voorhies Bridge Center, 4149 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Players should bring a partner. Cost is $8 per person. Call 541-261-6321.

Free Computer Class: A free computer class will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. Call 541-774-8679.

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., Ashland. 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.

Bob Haworth: The singer, songwriter and guitarist of The Kingston Trio and The Brothers Four fame will play from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 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.

The Rogue Suspects: The jam band will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See www.roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Shybo Torres: The singer, songwriter, guitarist and flute player will perform his original music along with blues, jazz and folk from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct 17, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-9120 or www.southstagecellars.com.

Jeff Kloetzel: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will play an acoustic mix of original music and covers from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at 2Hawk Winery, 2335 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-779-9463 or see www.2hawkwinery.com.

Lucy Wainwright Roche: The singer and songwriter will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, for an indoor concert at the Britt Pavilion, 350 First St., Jacksonville. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased at the Britt box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford, online at www.brittfest.org or by calling 541-776-6077.

Dan Crary and Beppe Gambetta: Singers, songwriters and steel-string guitarists Dan Crary and Beppe Gambetta will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at the Unitarian Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.stclairevents.com, at Music Coop in downtown Ashland, or by calling 541-535-3562. Tickets will cost $22 at the door, $10 for ages 12 through 17. Kids 11 and younger get in free.