Saturday, May 5
Talent Garden Club: The club meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Spring Garden Fair: More than 100 growers, vendors and garden experts will be at the 39th annual Spring Garden Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at The Expo, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. Look for numerous educational displays, gardening books, children’s activities, a raffle of gardening items and more. Admission is $3; youths 12 and younger get in free. Proceeds support Jackson County Master Gardener Association educational programs. Call 541-776-7371 or see jacksoncountymga.org.
Central Point Artisan Market: Food and handcrafted items are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 29 in Pfaff Park, 645 Manzanita St., Central Point. Call 541-664-5301 or see centralpointchamber.org.
Home and Garden Tour: Visit a mixture of historic homes and buildings in Jacksonville from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday May 5 - 6. Included in the docent guided tour are three historic homes, two gardens and one modern home. Also, step back in time and take a self-guided tour through three historic churches and a rectory. Look for live music by Irish folk duo Kayely from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday on the City Hall lawn; listen to a Folk music performance by Bob Haworth from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. On Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall, Marshall Stack will perform and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. listen to the musical duo of Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams. Tickets for the tour are $ 20 in advance and include three complimentary tastings at Daisy Creek Winery. See jacksonvilleboosters.org.
Woodcarvers Club: Woodcarvers offer instruction for carvers of all ages from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. Admission is $5. Call 541-944-4535 or see centralpointwoodcarvers.com.
T.J. Elton: Singer and multi-instrumentalist T.J. Elton and his J’Villains will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Shea Celine and Nick Garrett-Powell: The vocal and guitar duo will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Sunday, May 6
Jane Austen Society: The group will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Scholar and author Collins Hemingway will present “The Wars in Austen’s Lifetime and in her Novels.” Tea will be served. Call 541-482-3262.
Northwest Bird Club: Pet bird owners can meet at 1 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at Table Rock Mobile Village, 2385 Table Rock Road, Medford. Refreshments are provided. Call 541-826-4133.
Clutter-Clearing Presentation: Professional organizer Pam Lott will present “Clutter is Not the Boss of You” at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Learn basic clutter-clearing guidelines, and come away with a list of 11 things you can get rid of immediately. Call 541-774-6996 or visit jcls.org.
Health Presentation: Jack McIntosh will present “Reversing Diabesity” from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, in the Community Center at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1650 Clark Ave., Ashland. Learn about healthy eating as it relates to diabetes. Admission is free, and a meal will be provided. Registration is required. Call 541-690-7948or email at email@example.com.
Fairy Houses: Build a natural fairy house at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Build a small home on the provided platform using twigs, grasses and flowers, seashells, pebbles, moss, pine cones and seed pods, tree bark and more. Admission is $5 for ages 3 and up. See northwestnatureshop.com or call 541-482-3241.
Spring Skating Spectacular: Regional figure skaters will perform from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at The RRRink, 1349 Center Drive, Medford. Admission is $7. Call 541-770-1177 or see therrrink.com.
Rogue Valley Symphonic Band: The band, directed by Travis Moddison, will present “Cornerstones and Landmarks,” a program of music by Dmitri Shotakovich and John Williams, along with an international cast of composers, at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors, $8 for students, or $20 for a family, and can be purchased at roguevalleysymphonicband.org or by calling 541-227-3787.
Jefferson Baroque Orchestra: Orchestra members Alan Paul (baroque oboe), Karen Basin (baroque bassoon), Sherril Wood (traverso) and Luna Bitzer (traverso) will present “Totally Telemann,” a program of music by Georg Philip Telemann, at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors, $5 for students and will be available at the door. See jeffersonbaroque.org.
Bathtub Gin Serenaders and King Roy Wing: Rogue Farm Corps presents its fourth annual Spring Block Party from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Sammich, 424 Bridge St., Ashland. Bathtub Gin Serenaders will perform pre-World War II hot jazz and early blues, and King Roy Wing will perform original folk and Americana. Beer from Caldera and Ninkasi brewing companies will be available, along with ciders from Apple Outlaw and 2 Towns Ciderhouse. Admission is $5 to $25 at the door, and all proceeds will benefit Rogue Farm Corps, a nonprofit committed to the next generation of farmers and ranchers. See roguefarmcorps.org for information.
Blue Lightning: This high-energy dance band — Sue Lundquist on keys and guitar, Rhonda Loftis on drums, Trish Cook and Dianne Strong-Summerhays on vocals, Crystal Reeves on electric violin, Brent Norton on lead guitar and Cedrick Buckingham on bass — will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Monday, May 7
Schneider Museum of Art: “The Animated Image,” a collection of artwork by Matt Bollinger, Chris Doyle, Rick Silva and Stacey Steers, will 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. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245.
Peace Corps Presentation: Oregon Peace Corps recruiter Lisa Snell will give a presentation “Peace Corps: Serving Later in Life,” from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Monday, May 7, at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Listen as returned volunteers share their experiences, learn more about the service and gain tips to guide you through the application process. Admission is free but registration is required. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-488-5342.
Lecture: Allen Weisbard, licensed clinical social worker, will present “Choose the Optimism Option,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 7, at the Ashland Food Co-Op, 300 N. Pioneer St., Ashland. Learn how to utilize recent psychological and sociological research to develop a healthy optimism and increase health and vitality. Admission is free. See ashlandfood.coop.
Author Talk: John Riha will discuss his book “Bounty Huntress” at 7 p.m. Monday, May 7, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Cuba Film Series: The documentary “The Power of Community—How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, “ a film about the challenge of creating new energy systems when Cuba lost its main source of oil in the early 1990s, will be screened at 7 p.m. Monday, May 7, at the United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Call 541-482-8915 for information.