Monday, April 9
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 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.
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.
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.
Kid Time!: Kids in elementary school and younger can explore interactive exhibits and learn about the history of Oregon, construction and engineering, water systems and more at 106 N. Central Ave., Medford. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $6 for adults, $10 for ages 1 and older. Kid Time! will offer two for one admission Monday through Sunday, April 9-15. Call 541-772-9922 or see kid-time.org.
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.
Advanced DNA Interest Group: A meeting for people who have had their DNA tested and are advanced in working with DNA genealogy will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Admission is $5. For registration call 541-512-2340 or email at email@example.com or stop by the genealogy library.
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.
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.
Tuesday, April 10
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.
Rogue Valley Handweavers Guild: Anyone interested in weaving, spinning and other fiber arts can join the Rogue Valley Handweavers Guild from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, September through June, at First Presbyterian Church, 456 W. Pine St., Central Point. Bring a sack lunch. Call 541-779-2912.
Pear Blossom Doll Club of Oregon: The club meets to discuss the history of dolls, doll collections and doll clothing at 10:45 a.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Sun Oaks clubhouse on Sun Oaks Drive, Medford. Call 541-734-8528 or 541-773-8416.
Rogue Valley Rovers: Chapter 37 of the Escapees RV Club will hold its monthly informational meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Elmer’s Restaurant, 2000 Biddle Rd., Medford. This local RV club chapter encompasses all of Southern Oregon. For reservations call 541-659-7208.
Coloring and Cookies: Coloring is available from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Coloring supplies and refreshments are provided. Call 541-826-3313 or see jcls.org.
Tech Talk: Tech Talks are held at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or visit the library’s reference desk to register. See jcls.org.
Medford Cribbage Tournament: Compete at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 2640 E. Barnett Road, Medford. Admission is $4.50. Call 541-773-2898.
Family Tree Group: Learn how to make the best use of the computer program Family Tree Maker, for both PC and Mac computers from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 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 genealogy library to register.
German Interest Group: Explore the history of your German ancestors, culture and more from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Admission is $5. To register, call 541-512-2340, email reception.JCGL@gmail.com or stop by the library.
Rock Garden Society: The North American Rock Garden Society Siskiyou Chapter meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May in Lidgate Hall behind Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. See siskiyousummits.weebly.com.
Wednesday, April 11
History Lecture: Historian Larry Smith will present “Goldmines to Woodlands Trails: Protecting Historic Jacksonville’s Natural Heritage” at noon Wednesday, April 11, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Learn how the Jacksonville Woodlands Association stitched together 21 historic properties and established 16 miles of trails within its National Historic Landmark City and more. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Safety Presentation: Ron Kohl, retired detective and Crime Prevention Specialist with Ashland Police Department will give a free presentation “Personal Safety, “ from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave., Ashland. Learn safety tips that work at home, while using the ATM, traveling and more. Admission is free. To register call 541-488-5342 or stop by the Ashland Senior Center.
Writer’s Critique: A writing critique will be held at 5 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. The group is open to eight writers of any genre with work in progress. Participants must present their own writing for a supportive critique, as well as provide the same to fellow writers. Group members commit to reading five pages per month of each group member’s work. Registration is required. See jcls.org or call 541-855-994.
Author Talk: Stephen Most, Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker, will discuss his book “Stories Make the World: Reflections on Storytelling and the Art of the Documentary,” as well as his latest film about wildfires and changing weather, “Wilder than Wild: Fire, Forests and the Future,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
SOCAN: Southern Oregon Climate Action Now will host a candidate forum on enviromental challenges from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The non-partisan forum will present an opportunity to learn about where the candidates stand on environmental issues. Admission is free. See socan.eco
Peter Herzog: Blues artist Pete Herzog will play original, back-porch style blues at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.