Saturday, April 7
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. On Saturday, April 7, landscape designer Robin McKenzie will present “Planning and Growing a Butterfly Garden.” Learn why it’s important to grow both host plants and nectar plants, what to do before the season starts to get the garden ready and more. Email email@example.com.
Music Lecture: Dr. Matt Goodrich will offer a lecture and demonstration “The Whole Performer: Intention and Movement in Musical Performance,” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 7, in the Choir Room of Southern Oregon University’s Music Department, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Dr. Goodrich will be focusing on “The Alexander Technique,” a way of learning how to get rid of negative tension in the body in order to maximize ease in playing your instrument. Admission is free. Call 541
Book Sale: A book sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Look for new and gently-used books, DVDs and CDs. Sales help fund programs, activities and library collections. Call 541-6779-3246 or see jcls.org.
Pete Seeger: Tim Holt will portray folk singer Pete Seeger in a one-man performance and share stories of Seeger’s life at noon Saturday, April 7, at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Book Sale: A book sale will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the A-Frame Bookstore, 7919 Highway 238, Ruch. Look for new or gently-used books. Fill a bag for $5. Proceeds will benefit the Ruch library. Call 541-899-7438 or see jcls.org
Rivers and Oceans: Children and teens are invited to participate in an interactive program to learn how individual choices affect the Rogue River and the Pacific Ocean at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. Call 541-855-1994 or see jcls.org.
Tim Holt: Tim Holt will present “The Songcatchers: John and Alan Lomax and the Search for American Roots Music,” a program of early Americana folk music, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
T.J. Elton: Multi-instrumentalist and singer T.J. Elton and company will play a mix of hit songs at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
‘Fire & Rain: The Music of James Taylor & Carole King’: Piano and guitar duo Jim Witter and Giselle Sanderson will celebrate the timeless songwriting of James Taylor and Carole King at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Look for such tunes as “You’ve Got a Friend,” “It’s Too Late,” “Shower the People” and “Tapestry.” Tickets are $32, $35 or $38, $22, $25 or $28 for ages 22 and younger, and can be purchased online at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.
Sunday, April 8
Breakfast: The Lake Creek Grange will host a breakfast and farmers market from 8 to 10 a.m. the second Sunday of every month at the grange, 1565 S. Fork Little Butte Road, Lake Creek. Biscuits and gravy, waffles, pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, fruit, juice coffee and tea will be served. Cost $7; $3 for children. Look for local jams, breads, pickles, crafts and more. Call 541-951-5681.
Access Food Drive: Lift tickets for skiers and snowboarders will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at Mt. Ashland Ski Resort, 1 Mt. Ashland Ski Road. Bring a donation of five non-perishable food items. See accesshelps.org or call 541-779-6691.
Medford Railroad Park: The park, at Table Rock Road and Berrydale Avenue in Medford, will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of every month through October. Visitors can ride diesel trains and a motor car, see unique model railroad layouts and the Hogwarts Express, send and receive telegrams, tour historical railroad equipment and more. A new butterfly garden feature has been added to the park this year as well is open to visitors. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. See ci.medford.or.us.
Folk Music: Tim Holt will discuss the history of American folk songs and sing songs representing history and culture at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Jacksonville library, 340 West C St. Look for music by Woody Guthrie, Tom Paxton, Utah Phillips and others. Holt also will discuss the origins of folk music in the British Isles and West Africa. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Mindfulness Group: Charlotte Nuessle will lead a free meditation session focused on seating and walking meditation, mindfulness and other meditation techniques at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Community Chant: Explore chants from various global traditions at 4 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of every month at the Jacksonville Community Center, 160 E. Main St. No singing experience necessary. Admission by donation. Call 707-382-8641.
Bad Film Society: The 2018 Ashland Co-dependent Film Festival — presented by the Bad Film Society — endeavors to make a complete mockery of the 2018 Ashland Independent Film Festival with a screening of “The Independent,” a 2000 mockumentary about independent filmmaker Morty Fineman, played by Jerry Stiller. Responsible for more than 400 movies, Fineman faces mounting debt. He puts his heart and last dime into a feature film about a serial killer. To obtain rights to the killer’s tale, the film must be a musical. The film features Janeane Garofalo and gimmicky cameos by Ron Howard, Roger Corman, Ben Stiller, Andy Dick, Karen Black and adult film star Ginger Lynn. Also look for a 26-minute film, “Las Rojas,” about an actor in the 1990s who played hundreds of roles as men, women and children and crated a four-hour production with a camcorder in his parents’ living room. The fun begins at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 8, in the basement of the Ashland Elks Lodge. Use the entrance on Will Dodge Way, between Lithia Way and East Main Street. Bring any bad DVDs, tapes or books you want to give away and a dish for a potluck dinner. Admission is $4.
Company and Clark Dancers: The dance company, choreographed and directed by Tina Clark, will present “Generations,” a performance featuring nine members of the company, students from Clark’s Community Dance School, eight guest artists, including Robin Bryan, and community members, at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased at communitydanceschool.com. Tickets will be $15 at the door.
Isabelle Demers: Organist Isabelle Demers of the Southern Oregon Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present “From Buxtehude to Harry Potter,” a program of music by Dietrich Buxtehude, John Williams and Olivier Messiaen, at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 8, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors, and can be purchased at oca.sou.edu/box-office or by calling 541-552-6348. Students will be admitted free.
Jazz Vespers: The Eagle Point High School Jazz Band — a 19-piece band loaded with horn players and conducted by sax player Jeremy Durst of Southern Oregon Jazz Orchestra — will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at the First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. There also will be an exhibit of pastel and watercolor paintings by Marilyn Hurst. Admission is free.
Monday, April 9
Art Exhibit: Artist Ruth Resch will present an ehibit of her art works, “Into the Wilderness,” through Friday, April 27, at the US 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.
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.
Cuba Film Series: The documentary “Mountain of Light,” the story of Cuban doctors who visited several countries that needed medical help, will be screening at 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-482-8915 for information.
Poetry Reading: Barry Kraft will read poetry by W.H. Auden, Elizabeth Barrett, Robert Browning, Billy Collins and others at 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.