Osf lecture: Lectures by Oregon Shakespeare Festival company members and visiting scholars are held at noon in Carpenter Hall, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Tickets are $7 for adults; $6 for members; and $5.25 for youth ages 6 — 17. There will be no late seating. Tickets are available at the festival box office.

Osf lecture: Lectures by Oregon Shakespeare Festival company members and visiting scholars are held at noon in Carpenter Hall, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Tickets are $7 for adults; $6 for members; and $5.25 for youth ages 6 — 17. There will be no late seating. Tickets are available at the festival box office.

Friday, Sept. 12: "Remixing the Ritual: Hip-Hop Theatre Aesthetics and Practice," Baba Israel and members of the Playback Theatre, New York, N.Y. Wednesday, Sept. 17: "In Character: Thoughts about The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler," Lue Morgan Douthit, dramaturg Friday, Sept. 19: "Listening to the Othello Music," James Loehlin, University of Texas, Austin

book signing: Kay Atwood will read from her book, "Chaining Oregon: Surveying the Public Lands of the Pacific Northwest," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 East Main St., Ashland. The books presents a history of the early federal surveyors of the Pacific Northwest. Call 488-0029.

mystery book author: Local mystery writer Morgan Hunt will discuss her third book "Blinded by the Light," at 6 p.m. Friday Sept. 12, at Bookwagon New and Used Books, 1652 Ashland St., Ashland. The Tess Camillio mystery is set at The Lightning Field, a New Mexico earthworks art exhibit consisting of 400 lightning rods arranged in a mesmerizing grid. Cake will be served. Call 552-0743.

lecture: The Friends of the Rogue River Library group will sponsor "Innovators and Traders: the Indigenous People of the Columbia River," a free Chautauqua program presented by Pat Courtney Gold, a Wasco native of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, from 7 to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12, in the Community Meeting Room at the Rogue River Branch Library, 412 East Main St., Rogue River. Call 864-8850.

author night: Richard Hayes Phillips will read from his book "Witness to a Crime: A Citizen's Audit of an American Election" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. said, "Richard Hayes Phillips worked day and night for three years compiling irrefutable evidence of how the Republicans stole the 2004 presidential race in Ohio. This landmark investigation is a testament to what private citizens can accomplish when government officials fail to protect our right to vote and to count those votes as cast. Every American-Republican and Democrat-should read this book, and join the fight for democracy's most fundamental right." Call 774-6996.

genealogical talk: Rogue Valley Genealogical Society will present "Steam Railroading in Ashland" a talk by Larry Mulally at the group's meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Southern Oregon Uniserv Office, 2495 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Meetings are free and open to the public. See RVGSociety.org or call 512-2340.

book reading: Marshall Umpleby will read from his book "Delayed Steal — Baseball Stories" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 East Main St., Ashland. In this book, a man's relationship with his father coincides with the twists, turns, and surprises experienced in the game of baseball. Call 488-0029.

Presentation and Workshop: Marilyn Mandala Schlitz and Cassandra Vieten, coauthors with Tina Amorok of "Living Deeply: The Art & Science of Transformation in Everyday Life," will give a presentation and book signing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Cost is $15. The book is based on the authors' decade-long research program on consciousness at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. There will be a workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Ashland Branch Library.Cost is $120 and includers lunch. Call 488-0339.