Friday, April 13
Youth Missions Fundraiser: The Westminster Presbyterian Church will hold a rummage sale for their Youth Missions Trip from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2000 Oakwood Dr., Medford. Call 541-773-3428.
Preschool Puppet Theatre: See what Brenda Bear and friends are up to at 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of every month at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $6. A brief environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show and playtime. A snack and craft or activity will follow. No late seating is allowed.
Variety Cinema: A selected film will be shown from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
Children’s Author Reading: Local children’s author and teacher Matt Damon will offer a reading of his book “The Fall of General Custard or The Overthrow of a Leftover,” at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Following story time Damon will lead a craft that teaches children how to create their own characters in fiction stories. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8678.
Science Lecture: Brian Stonelake, Southern Oregon University Senior Instructor of Mathematics, will present “Hyperoperation Absurdity,” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 13, in Room 151 in the Science Building on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. In this talk, Stonelake will discuss hyperoperations, which is a sequence of operations for compounding numbers that increase in growth iteratively without assuming any material prerequisite math knowledge. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-552-6341.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will hold a free meet-and-greet social at 5 p.m. Friday, April 13, at JD’s Sports Pub and Brewery, 690 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
Square Dance: Rogue Squares will host advanced square dancing at 6:30 p.m., pre-rounds at 7:30 p.m. and mainstream dancing with plus tips at 8 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is $6. Bring finger food. Call 541-660-8020.
Author Talk: Susie Herrick will discuss her co-authored book “Your Story is Your Power: Free Your Feminine Voice“ at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Southern Oregon Skywatchers: The astronomy club meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the planetarium at North Medford High School, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. SOS is affiliated with International Dark Sky Society and the Astronomical League. Admission is free. See orskywatchers.org.
Ashland International Folk Dancers: The group meets Fridays at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, to perform dances from Eastern and Western Europe, Greece, Scandinavia, Israel, Turkey and the Middle East. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m., and dancing goes from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. No partners necessary. Admission is $5. Call 541-535-6397 or 541-482-8249.
TC and the Reactions: Power R&B band T.C. and the Reactions — Thom Cammarota on bass and vocals, Summer B. on vocals, Paul Stafford on guitars, Jon Glaser on drums, Tom Reilly on sax and Gary Nelson on trombone will play at 6 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Roxy Ann Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is $7. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Rod Petrone: The classical guitarist will play a mix of music from Brazil, Latin America and France, along with his own arrangements of Italian compositions at 6 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Band du Pays Swing: The band — singer Kacie Bower, sax and clarinet player Stephen Gagné, percussionist Jenny Gray, guitarist Tony Brussat and upright bassist Jeff Addicott — will perform a mix of swing music for dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Evergreen Ballroom’s Jacob Jagger will offer East Coast swing dance lessons at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For reservations, call 541-535-7957.
The Gryphon Trio: The violin, cello and piano trio, along with soprano Patricia O’Callaghan, will present “Broken Hearts and Madmen,” a program of music by Astor Piazzola, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Jelly Roll Morton, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. The trio will perform music by Beethoven, Wijeratne and Mendelssohn, without O’Callaghan, at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in the music hall. Tickets are $33 or $38, $5 for students and Oregon Trail cardholders, and can be purchased at chambermusicconcerts.org or by calling 541-552-6154 or 541-552-6348. Pre-concert lectures are at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in Room 132 of the Music Building.
Saturday, April 14
German Cars and Coffee: Owners of German and European cars and enthusiasts meet from 8 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month, April through October, in the Brammo parking lot, 300 W. Valley View Road, Talent. Complimentary coffee and donuts are provided. See snikwahmotorwerks.com or call 541-227-1758.
Lithia Artisans Market: Dozens of artisans display handcrafted items from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through October along Calle Guanajuato, the pedestrian walkway behind the downtown plaza that runs next to Ashland Creek in Ashland. Call 541-301-9811 or see lithiaartisansmarket.com.
SoHumane Open House: Southern Oregon Humane Society will host an open house to celebrate its 90th anniversary from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Southern Oregon Humane Society, 2910 Table Rock Road, Medford. Tour the campus and explore the new Collier Way walking path. Learn more about foster, dog agility and play group programs. Take photos at the Kissing Booth and meet Chance the SoHumane mascot. To preview all of the adoptable dogs and cats or for more see sohumane.org or call 541-779-3215.
Ashland Community Bike Swap: Bikes and related equipment will be for sale or trade from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is $1. Those interested in selling bikes can register and drop them off from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, or from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. See RVTD.org/bikeswap or call 541-552-2264.
SOPEX Stamp Show: The Southern Oregon Philatelic Society’s annual free stamp show, SOPEX, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Jackson County Expo’s Padgham Pavilion, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. The show will feature over 600 exhibit pages, a bourse of 12 selling stamps, covers, postcards and collecting supplies. The stamp club will offer door prizes and free stamps for children. Souvenir show envelopes and special Pear Blossom cancellation will be available for purchase.
Garden Storytime: Preschoolers are invited to a garden-themed story and activity time from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6995.
Saturday Handweavers Guild: Those interested in weaving, spinning and other fiber arts can meet from 1 to 3:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, September through June, at the Jacksonville Library, 170 S. Oregon Street. All skill levels are welcome. Call 541-282-3040.
Open Jam Session: Carl Howard hosts jam sessions from 1 to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of every month at The Landing, 820 Laurel St., Butte Falls. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. No alcohol or smoking is allowed. Call 541-865-3344.
Star Promenaders: The club hosts A-1 and A-2 dancing from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of every month at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Pre-rounds are from 7:30 to 8 p.m. and plus dancing is from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Square-dance attire is appreciated. Bring finger food to share. Suggested donation is $4. Call 541-855-7884.
Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers: The Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers will host its monthly jam session from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Roxy Ann Grange Hall, 1850 Spring St., Medford. Look for traditional fiddle tunes and vocals at this family-friendly event. Acoustic musicians are welcome to sit in. Admission is by donation. Call 541-779-8145 or see ootfa4.org for information.
Holly Gleason: Singer and songwriter Holly Gleason will perform original folk at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Stolen Moments: Guitarist Dan Fellman, vocalist and guitarist Conny Lindley and upright bass player Walter Lindley will play American jazz standards, Latin jazz and Gypsy jazz at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.