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The Crater Lake Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will have a display at the Medford library during September and October to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Included in the display will be memorabilia as well as information on the Constitution and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The Crater Lake Chapter will kick off the year at its September meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. The program will be on genealogy research. All current and prospective members are invited to attend.

Any woman who has ancestors who served during the Revolutionary War, whether on active duty or in public service, is eligible to join DAR. For more information, call 541-245-6699.

Blackstone Audio will hold a fundraiser for the Ashland Emergency Food Bank from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at 31 Mistletoe Road, Ashland.

Blackstone will open its warehouse and put on sale more than 50,000 copies of new CD audio books at discounted prices of $7, or $5 with the purchase of three or more audio books. Some MP3 audio books and cassette audio books also will be available, two for $7. Half of this year's proceeds will benefit the Ashland Emergency Food Bank.

This year's product offerings will include titles from Blackstone, AudioGO, BBC America, and BBC UK. A sampling of series, titles and authors that will be for sale includes "Fawlty Towers," "Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy," "Torchwood," "Dr. Who," Sherlock Holmes, "Roots," "King Solomon's Mines," "Three Musketeers," John Le Carre, Agatha Christie, Daniel Dafoe, Rex Stout, Shakespeare, Ann Bronte and Karin Slaughter.

CASA of Jackson County has named Wenonoa Spivak as program manager, in which she will oversee recruitment, new CASA training and program operations.

Spivak, who has a masters of education degree, is bilingual and previously worked as a caseworker for Child Welfare. She also managed a domestic violence hot line, conducted Latino community outreach for hospice, taught English in Micronesia and in the United States at the university level and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras.

CASA provides court-appointed volunteers who help abused and neglected foster children, mentoring them, advocating for them in court appearances and helping them find necessary community services.

For more information call 541-734-2272 or see

A celebration of the Little Butte Creek Watershed will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Harnish Wayside Park in Eagle Point.

Activities for youths and adults will include the Big Salmon Tent, salmon prints, stream table, the salmon toss, efficient irrigation equipment and Billy Beaver. Music and food also will be available at the event.

Call Tim Weaver at 541 826-1684 with any questions or to set up a booth.

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