Sunday, May 6
Car Club: The Stray Cats Car Club of Jacksonville meets for coffee, donuts and vintage cars at 9 a.m. Sundays in the parking lot of Ray’s Market, 401 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 8
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.
Spring Storytime: Preschoolers are invited to a spring-themed story time at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Children will have the opportunity to plant seeds in the Medford Children’s Garden following the story time. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8678.
Rogue Valley Rovers: Chapter 37 of the Escapees RV Club will hold its monthly informational meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Elmer’s Restaurant, 2000 Biddle Road, Medford. The club chapter encompasses all of Southern Oregon. For reservations, call 541-659-7208.
Book Chat: A book group meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Read the books, then join in the discussions. On Tuesday, May 8, “H is for Hawk,” by Helen MacDonald will be discussed. Refreshments are served. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Tuesday Evening Cemetery Stroll: A different part of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery will be explored from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month through Aug. 14. It’s located at the top of Cemetery Road. On Tuesday, May 8, the focus is on cemetery ornamentation, monument styles and monument makers. The guided tours are free, although donations are accepted. Wear comfortable shoes. Call 541-826-9939 or see friendsjvillecemetery.org.
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.
Southern Oregon Photographic Association: Photographer Andrea Boyle will discuss and demonstrate the technique of light painting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Twin Creeks Retirement, 888 Twin Creeks Crossing, Central Point. Boyle, a member of Light Painters World Alliance, will share the history of light painting and it’s tools. Admission is free. The club for amateur photographers intent on developing skills and appreciation for photographic art meets the first and second Tuesday of every month through May. See sopacameraclub.com.