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.
Pear Blossom Run: Register for the 42nd Annual YMCA Pear Blossom Run happening April 14 in downtown Medford. There will be a 10-mile race, a 10-mile handcycle or wheelchair race, a 5K race and 1- and 2-mile fun runs. Registration is $30, $23 or $8 for the 10-mile, 5K and fun runs, respectively. Registration will be $40 for the 10-mile and $33 for the 5K after April 8. Proceeds benefit YMCA’s programs for low-income kids, teens, families and seniors. See pearblossomrun.com or call 541-324-8348.
Jacksonville Carvers: The club meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays for carving and coffee at The Woodcarving Place, 255 E. D St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-5571.
Colorful Fridays: Adults can express their creativity through coloring from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. every Friday through April 27 at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Coloring supplies and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-664-3228 or visit jcls.org.
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.
Robbie DaCosta Band: Singer, guitarist and bandleader Robbie DaCosta will perform a mix of hits from decades past to present at 6 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Roxy Ann Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is $7. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
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.
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
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.
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
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 per month. Call 541-944-4535 or see centralpointwoodcarvers.com.
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.