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Get Up & Go: Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

Sunday, Nov. 2

Historic European Martial Arts Seminar: Instructor Jeff Richardson of Portland will give a seminar on the 16th-century Italian longsword from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at Ashland Karate Academy, 644 Tolman Creek Road. Richardson will focus on the teachings of Italian fencing master Achille Morozzo. Cost is $20. Call 541-944-5744 or email czekalajohn@hotmail.com

Collage Workshop: Anna Edmonson will lead a class "Recycled Collaging to Focus Your Life" from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Edmonson will use recycled magazines, calendars and cardboard to use images, words and shapes in collage art as a way to find inspiration. Cost is $30 and includes all materials. Call 541-488-6606 or register online at www.ashland.or.us/register.

Author Talk: Author M.J. Daspit will speak about her historical novel "Lucy Lied" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The book is set in 1870s Monterey, Calif. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Mt. Ashland Fundraiser Event: The Southern Oregon premiere of the snowboard film "Really Gotta Wanna" will be shown at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Following the presentation, rock band Jive Coulis will perform. Proceeds will go to the improvement of Mt. Ashland's terrain park. Tickets cost $12, or $10 in advance through www.mtashland.com. 

Bad Film Society: The public is invited to a special election-themed Bad Film Society event beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, in the Ashland Elks Dungeon on Will Dodge Way, the alley between East Main Street, Lithia Way and First and Second streets in Ashland. The evening includes an episode of "That's My Bush" lampooning the Pres. George W. Bush years, a short starring Richard Pryor as the first black president and the feature film "Idiocracy" about a dumbed-down future society. Please bring a dish for a potluck dinner starting at 6 p.m. A $4 donation is requested to support the Elks. See www.badfilmsociety.org.

Monday, Nov. 3

Ashland Garden Club: Ashland Greenhouses owner Kelly Brainard will give a talk, "For the Love of Poinsettias," at the garden club's meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Learn about new varieties and how to care for them. Call 541-482-4558.

Be a Bell Ringer: The Salvation Army will conduct interviews for Christmas bell ringer positionsfrom 2 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Nov. 3 through 6 at 304 Beatty St., Medford. Bell ringing begins Monday, Nov. 17 at locations around the Rogue Valley, and will conclude on Christmas Eve. Applicants must pass a criminal background check and provide name, address and telephone numbers for two refererences. Call 541-773-6965.

Library Movie: Enjoy classic family movies from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays in November at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. All movies are rated G or PG. Snacks will be served. On Nov. 3, an adventurous young girl, a blind hermit and a goofy two-headed dragon race to find the lost sword of Excalibur to save King Arthur and Camelot from disaster. Call 541-535-7090 or see www.jcls.org.

Teen Movie and Pizza: The Ashland teen library will show the 2013 film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," rated PG-13, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Call 541-774-6985 or see www.jcls.org.

Book Talk: Hospice nurse and photographer Mary Landberg will discuss her new book, "Enduring Love: Inspiring Stories of Love and Wisdom at the End of Life," from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. The book is a collection of more than 100 portraits documenting love, wisdom and relationships at the end of life.

Derik Nelson: Singer/songwriter Derik Nelson will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at the North Medford High School auditorium, 1900 N. Keene Way, Medford. All proceeds will go to arts programs at North and South Medford high schools. Nelson has worked on-screen and off for TV shows such as "Glee," "Raising Hope," "How I Met Your Mother" and "The Voice." Tickets can be purchased at the activities offices at North and South high schools. See www.deriknelson.com/tour.

Tuesday, Nov. 4

Transportation Talk: The challenge of transportation funding will be a topic of discussion at a meeting of the Rogue Valley Area Commission on Transportation, at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Oregon Department of Transportation offices, 100 Antelope Road, White City. Time will be set aside for input from the public. The discussion will cover the increased construction costs ODOT faces due to gasoline taxes not keeping up with inflation. Call 541-774-6388 or email Gary.W.Leaming@odot.state.or.us.

Veterans for Peace: Mike Boehm, a Vietnam veteran and humanitarian organizer will speak at Peace House in Ashland at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Sponsored by the Rogue Valley Chapter of Veterans for Peace, the event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Jim Woods at woods@grantspass.com or 541-956-5287.

Hawks Classes: Former Klamath Bird Observatory president Dick Ashford will lead a class about hawks from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 4, 11 and 18, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The class, geared for ages 11 and older, will include ways to identify hawks, the natural history of diurnal raptors, and information about hawks' relationship with humans throughout history. Cost is $25 for all three classes. Call 541-488-6606 or register online at www.ashland.or.us/register.

Wednesday, Nov. 5

Homeless Shelter Volunteer Training: The Ashland 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.

Ukulele Orchestra: The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra will present "Mini Means Maxi," a symphony of mini guitars that delivers a range of music from rock to classical as it strums soprano, concert, tenor, baritone and bass ukuleles, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. This band of Brits also offers distinctive vocals and humor. Tickets cost $22, $25 or $28 and can be purchased at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., online at www.craterian.org or by calling 541-779-3000. Tickets cost $10 for ages 18 and younger.

Bass Clarinet Takeover: The music program of the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University presents “West Coast Bass Clarinet Takeover,” a rare opportunity to see Edmund Welles, the only original bass clarinet quartet, on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the SOU Music Recital Hall.