Monday, April 16
Schneider Museum of Art: “The Animated Image,” a collection of artwork by Matt Bollinger, Chris Doyle, Rick Silva and Stacey Steers, will open Wednesday, April 11, and run through May 12 at the Schneider Museum of Art, 555 Indiana St., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. The show is presented in conjunction with the Ashland Independent Film Festival. A reception for the artists will be at 5 p.m. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245.
Center for the Visual Arts: New student art exhibits will be displayed through Friday, April 20, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for Dewy’s “Past, Present, Future” in the Retzlaff Gallery; “Affinity,” by Sherry Amoore, in the Thorndike Gallery; Reba Crawford Hayes’ “It Hurts, Until it Doesn’t” in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; Kendal Cermak’s “Art Through Learning” in the Boise-Cascade Gallery; Madelyn Zarraonandia’s “Untitled” in the Art Department Chairs Gallery; and Sierra Burt’s “Climate Change Contemplations” in the Jeld Wen Gallery. Galleries hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-552-8315.
Tai Chi for Seniors: Tai Chi for adults 50 and older is held from 9:15 to 11 a.m. Mondays for beginners at the Grove, 1195 E Main St., Ashland. Advanced class is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Admission is $4. Call 541-488-5342.
Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at branches of Jackson County libraries. See jcls.org.
Art Exhibit: Artist Ruth Resch will present an exhibit of her art works, “Into the Wilderness,” through Friday, April 27, at the U.S. Bank, 30 N. Second St., Ashland. Resch’s work includes paintings, mono prints and a variety of drawings.
Color Mondays: Adults can express their creativity through coloring from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Coloring supplies will be provided. Call 541-744-6996 or see jcls.org.
Stitchers of All Kinds: Bring your needle-craft supplies and participate in embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, knitting, crocheting and more at 10 a.m. Mondays at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Call 541-864-8850 or see jcls.org.
Writing Lecture: Peter Gibb, author of “King of Doubt,” will present “Discovering Your Story: The Joy of Mindful Writing” at noon Monday, April 16, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Gibb will discuss how he came to write his memoir and how writing it has changed his life. He will explain what it means to “discover your story,” read briefly from “King of Doubt,” answer questions and more. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Line Dancing for Seniors: Line dancing for adults 60 and older is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Advanced line dancing is from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the center. Admission is $2. Call 541-488-5342.
Movie Classics: Classic films will be shown at 1 p.m. Mondays at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
Homework Hub: Children 5 through 12 who need help with homework, studying and comprehension can drop in and work with small groups and experienced tutors from 3 to 5 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Admission is free, and one-on-one sessions are available with advanced scheduling. Call 541-774-8678.
Children’s Chess Club: Kids 5 and older can play chess from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 541-774-6995 or see jcls.org.
Pub Trivia: Family-friendly games of trivia are played from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at 4 Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main St., Medford. Participation is free, and teams can win prizes. Call 541-779-4455.
Clog Dances: Dance with the Misty Mountain Cloggers at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Southern Oregon Performing Arts Center, 930 Summit Ave., Medford. Instruction is available. Admission is $8. Call 541-772-1431.
Tuesday, April 17
Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market: Fresh and organic produce, crafts and food trucks are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
History Lecture: Local historian Ben Truwe will present “Grace Visits the Rogue River Valley” from1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. “Grace Visits the Rogue River Valley” is the title of a promo film made in 1915 showing Jackson County scenes and history. Truwe will present the film and reveal the stories behind the film. Admission is free. Call 541-512-2340, email reception.JCGL@gmail.com or stop by the Genealogy Library.
Ballroom Dancing: Keyboard and horn player Dave Flick plays live music for ballroom dancing at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. First-time visitors can dance for free, otherwise it’s $5. No partners are required. Call 541-664-3176.
Cribbage Club: The American Cribbage Club hosts players at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Table Rock Mobile Home Park Events Center, 2385 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is $7. Call 541-973-2508.
Sweet Adelines: The Southern Oregon Sound Chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an a cappella chorus for women, offers instruction on vocal technique, musical accuracy and showmanship. Rehearsals are from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. The group, under the direction of Martha Segura, performs locally and in an annual regional competition. Call 541-595-8247 or see southernoregonsoundchorus.com.
Trivia Night: Tuesday Night Team Trivia is held at 7 p.m. at Louie’s Restaurant, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free, and prizes will be awarded. Call 541-482-9701.
Wednesday, April 18
Genetic Genealogy Interest Group: This group will focus on the tools used to work with DNA test results and provide resources and advice on genealogy research from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Admission is $5. Call 541-512-2340, email reception.JCGL@gmail.com or stop by the library to register.
Savanna Duo: The Savanna Duo, featuring musicians Liz Jones and Anna Christensen, will perform from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The duo will perform reggae, country, blues, and popular songs from the ’50s and ’60s as well as Liz Jones’ original compositions. Admission is free. Bring a brown bag lunch. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Fire Preparedness Presentation: The National Fire Protection Association will give a presentation about wildfire preparedness from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Learn about ember threat, home ignition zones, evacuation plans and more. Admission is free. See jcls.org or call 541-664-3228.
Author Talk: Thor Polson will discuss his works and offer a book signing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Rebel Heart Books, 157 W. California St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-702-2665 or see rebelheartbook.com.
Rock Garden Society: The North American Rock Garden Society Siskiyou Chapter will hold a special meeting to host Kit Strange, bulb expert and horticulturist, who will give a talk, “Travels in Armenia,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Lidgate Hall behind Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Strange has traveled extensively in the Caucasus Mountains of West Asia looking for alpine bulbs and participating in plant conservation partnerships. She will share details of her field work in Armenia and discoveries made. The meeting is free and refreshments are served. See www.siskiyousummits.weebly.com.
Poetry Reading: Rogue Valley Poets will present a reading from their new anthology, “Light Rising,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the Gresham Room at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is free. A collaboration of 36 poems by 14 Southern Oregon poets, copies of “Light Rising” will be offered without cost, with the hope that each reader will pass it on. Call 541-774-6980.
Doug Warner: Singer and songwriter Doug Warner will perform his original blues compositions at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.