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Rogue Community College's FireHouse Gallery will feature the works of Chicago artist M.A. Papanek-Miller today through May 31.

The gallery is at the corner of H and Fourth streets in historic City Hall, Grants Pass. Attendees can view the exhibit from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Papanek-Miller is a mixed media artist whose works show woven, layered drawings that address environmental issues. Animal rights and water access are among the themes she addresses. She is a professor and chairwoman for DePaul University's Department of Art, Media and Design in Chicago.

Student works also will be featured May 15 through June 12 at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 1010 S. Bartlett St., Medford. The Wiseman Gallery, 3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass, also will feature student-produced art during the same period.

For more information, call 541-956-7241 or visit online.

Today is the voter registration deadline for the May 21 regular district election.

New Oregon voters must complete registration by today to participate in the May election.

Current voters who have moved or changed their mailing address or name must update their registrations as ballots are not forwarded.

Register online at, at Driver and Motor Vehicle Services offices, post offices, or at the Jackson County Elections Office, 1101 W. Main St., Suite 201, Medford.

Voters can check registration status online at or by calling the Elections Office at 541-774-6148.

Ashland's Community Emergency Response Team will offer emergency preparedness training from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland.

The "aCERT yourself" training will focus on the command structure during an incident, learning how emergency medical responders are trained, and helping pets during a crisis, organizers said.

Ashland Fire & Rescue Chief John Karns will talk about the command structure.

Mobile Trauma Unit Coordinator Leslie Huntington will talk about training for emergency medical responders and triage in the field.

Veterinarian Dr. Kathy Snell will discuss how animals respond to stress, how to comfort family pets and help others' pets during an emergency, and new medical treatments for animals.

Lunch will be provided. This is a free event, but registration is required. Call 541-552-2226 or email

The Crater Lake Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its regular monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, May 3, at the LDS Church, 2900 Juanipero St., Medford. The speaker will be Gail Yakopatz, who will discuss her involvement with Honor Flights, which enables World War II veterans to fly to Washington, D.C., to visit the WWII memorial.

Compiled from staff reports

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