Thursday, April 5
Online Lithia Park Tour: Take an online tour through Lithia Park in Ashland using Ashland Parks and Recreation’s story map that highlights historic sites and features throughout the park. Go to gis.ashland.or.us/lithiahistoric.
Fundraiser Sale: A rummage sale to benefit local, national and world missions will be held, Thursday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m. to noon at the United Methodist Church, 607 W. Main St., Medford. Call 541-773-3691.
Line Dancing: Jeannette Bournival leads line dancing Thursdays at the Medford Senior Center, 510 E. Main St. Beginners are at 1:00 p.m. and intermediate dancers are at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $3. No partners necessary. Call 541-857-6819 or see jbournival.wordpress.com.
Cribbage: Cribbage games start at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Twin Creeks Retirement Community, 888 Twin Creeks Crossing, Central Point. Entry is $5. Call 541-664-2611.
Stamp Club: Southern Oregon Philatelic Society’s will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the Fellowship Hall of the First Methodist Church, 607 W. Main St., Medford. Plans will be finalized at the meeting for the stamp club’s free annual SOPEX show, occurring Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15. Refreshments will be served. Call 541-770-1689.
Poetry Reading: Poet Jerry Martien will read and sign copies of his newest collection of poems, “Earth Tickets,” and poet Pepper Trail will read from his new collection, “An Empty Bowl,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Hollis Peach: Singer and songwriter duo Dan Sherrill and Jacqui Aubert will perform original folk at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Friday, April 6
Center for the Visual Arts: Spring term exhibits by student artists is available to view through Friday, April 20, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Look for Dewy’s BFA thesis “Past, Present, Feture” in the Retzlaff Gallery; “Affinity “ a BFA thesis exhibit by Sherry Amoore, in the Thorndike Gallery; Reba Crawford Hayes’ BFA thesis, “It Hurts, Until it Doesn’t, “ in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; Kendal Cermak’s Capstone work “Art Through Learning” in the Boise-Cascade Gallery; Madelyn Zarraonandia’s “Untitled” in the Art Department Chairs Gallery; and Sierra Burt’s Capstone exhibit “Climate Change Contemplations” in the JELD WEN Gallery. A reception for the artists will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, and refreshments will be provided. Galleries hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-552-8315.
Pear Blossom Baby Contest: The 33rd annual Pear Blossom Baby contest will be held on Saturday, April 7. The contest is open to babies ages 5 to 15 months, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the contest starting at 9:30 a.m. in front of Macy’s Home Store on the lower level of Rogue Valley Mall, 1600 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. The entry fee is $10 per category the child is entered in and entry forms are available at Kid to Kid, Little Feet, Clas E Professor, the website si-medford.org or the Soroptimist International of Medford Facebook page. All entrants are eligible for the overall category of Baby Bud for boys and Baby Blossom for girls. Other categories are Quickest Smile, Bluest Eyes, Darkest Eyes, Prettiest Hair and Chubbiest. Winners ride in the annual Pear Blossom Parade in downtown Medford Saturday, April 14. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations that help women and girls.
Variety Cinema: A selected film will be shown from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
Slopes & Trails: Rogue Valley residents can attend Slopes & Trails’ free meet-and-greet social at 5 p.m. Friday, April 6, at 2Hawk Vineyard and Winery, 2335 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. This nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
Not Too Shabby: Singer Lisa Yriarte, guitarist Pete Brown and drummer Mike Fitch will play a mix of pop, blues, R&B and contemporary hits at 6 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Peter Asher and Albert Lee: As individuals in the world of music, Peter Asher and Albert Lee have done it all. They have played on — or produced — some of the biggest-selling albums ever released and performed in stadiums and concert halls all over the world. Now the multi-Grammy Award-winning duo is on the road together, performing hits by Peter and Gordon and others at 8 p.m. Friday, April 6, at the Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass. Tickets are $25, $35 or $45 and can be purchased at roguetheatre.com, by calling 541-471-1316 or at the box office. The show is open to ages 21 and older.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.