Poster exhibit: There will be an opportunity to see the traveling Hiroshima/Nagasaki Photo Poster Exhibit that is being displayed in every State in the country from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Presentation Hall, the new Southern Oregon University building, 110 Bartlett, Medford. The Photo Poster Exhibit consists of pictures, posters and other reference materials provided by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Medford resident, Hideko Tamura, who is a Hiroshima survivor, will give a talk, "From the Darkest Hours, Light Beckons" which addresses her concern with the growing number of nuclear arsenals around the world. The Rogue Valley Peace Choir Ensemble will sing songs from its Peace Journey to Japan in 2006. Call 734-8525.

book signing: Roger Dorband will sign copies of his coffee table book of color photography, "The Rogue, Portrait of a River," from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford. A native of Southern Oregon who grew up on the river, Dorband spent nearly 10 years photographing and researching the text for the book, which follows the river pictorially from its headwaters to the Pacific, a distance of 215 miles. The book also includes sections of text devoted to fishing on the Rogue, the geology, the ecology, the history of the Native Americans who lived there and an essay on Zane Grey who wrote about the Rogue.

open house: Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library's fifth annual free Holiday Party and Open House will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 16, at 258 A St., Ashland. The event will feature the artwork of Goa Lobaugh. Meet the RVML volunteers and tour the facilities while enjoying live music, art and refreshments. Call 552-9119.

yiddish theater: The Havurah's Jewish Film Series will present "Yiddish Theater — A Love Story" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. This documentary film, which debuted in 2007, focuses on Zypora Spaisman, the 84-year-old actress and Holocaust survivor who has kept Folksbiene, the oldest running Yiddish theater in America, alive. Although the films in the Jewish Film Series each Wednesday are usually free of charge, tickets for this show are $5 per person and will go to support the film's director, Dan Katzir. See or call 488-7716.

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