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Get Up & Go: Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Monday, Nov. 3

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.

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 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. (

Note: updated venue location). 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


Wednesday, Nov. 5

Jef Ramsey: The guitar and mandolin player will perform acoustic country and folk from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. Call 541-535-7957 or see www.paschalwinery.com.

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.

Thursday, Nov. 6

Market Day: Rogue Valley Growers and Crafter's Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 20 at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.

Art Talk: Melissa Geppert, Assistant Professor of Art history at Southern Oregon University, will lead a talk about "The Origins of the Biennial Exhibition" at 5:30 p.m. at the Schneider Museum of Art at the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. Geppert will discuss the origins and the rise of biennial exhibition in contemporary art, including its significance to artists, curators and audiences. The lecture ties in with the museum's current exhibition, "Selections from Portland2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Art" on display until Dec. 6, 2014. Call 541-552-8248 or see www.sma.sou.edu.

Lisa Ornstein, Johnny 'Box' Connolly and Dan Compton: The fiddle, button accordion and guitar trio will play folk music from Appalachia, Ireland and Quebec at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Ornstein is graduate of Oberlin College and a former member of Quebec’s traditional ensemble, La Bottine Souriante. She was at the forefront of the Quebecois folk revival in the '70s. Admission costs $10 to $15. Call 541-301-5306 or email events@rogueworldensemble.org for information and reservations.

Children's Book Talk: G.A. Bradshaw, author of children's book "The Elephant Letters: The Story of Billy and Kani," will read at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. The story is of two African elephants who struggle to survive, one in the Kenyan savanna and one in a zoo. See www.bloomsburyashland.com or call 541-488-0029.

Friday, Nov. 7

Lions Turkey Bingo: Play bingo for a chance to win a holiday turkey or win a full holiday dinner if you completely fill a bingo card beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, at the Medford Masonic Lodge, 975 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Raffle and door prizes will be awarded. Each bingo card costs 50 cents and includes three games per card. Food and drink are available for purchase. The event benefits the Southern Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Center. Call 541-799-3653.

Spiritual Documentary: Gail Thackray will present a free screening of the spiritual documentary "John of God, Just a Man?" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the Ashland Springs Hotel Crystal Room, 212 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free, but registration is required. Email office@gailthackray.com or call 818-890-6111.