Tuesday, May 8
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ballroom Dancing: Keyboard and horn player Dave Flick plays live music for ballroom dancing at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. First-time visitors can dance for free, otherwise it’s $5. No partners are required. Call 541-664-3176.
Children’s Movies: Free kids’ films are shown at 2:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Free snacks are available. Call 541-535-7090 or see jcls.org.
Lego Time: Ages 5 through 12 can build with Legos from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
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.
Cribbage Club: The American Cribbage Club hosts players at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Table Rock Mobile Home Park Events Center, 2385 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is $7. Call 541-973-2508.
Sweet Adelines: The Southern Oregon Sound Chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an a cappella chorus for women, offers instruction on vocal technique, musical accuracy and showmanship. Rehearsals are from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. The group, under the direction of Martha Segura, performs locally and in an annual regional competition. Call 541-595-8247 or see southernoregonsoundchorus.com.
Trivia Night: Tuesday Night Team Trivia is held at 7 p.m. at Louie’s Restaurant, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free, and prizes will be awarded. Call 541-482-9701.
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.
Wednesday, May 9
Jacksonville Museum Quilters: The group meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 425 Middle St., Jacksonville. Call 541-941-2463.
Garden Tour: North Mountain Park offers free tours of its demonstration gardens at 9:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month through August. Learn about herb, heirloom and butterfly gardens during the hour-long tour. Admission is free but registration is required. See ashland.or.us or call 541-488-6606.
Hands-All-Around Quilters: Visitors can work on individual projects or sew quilts for charity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-732-0141.
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum: The museum features a variety of interactive science exhibits at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. See upcoming events, shows and activities at scienceworksmuseum.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $12, $10 for ages 2-12 and 65 and older. Admission is $2 the first Sunday of every month. See scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.
Lithia Park Nature Walks: Naturalists lead free, 90-minute walks through Lithia Park at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays through September. Additional Saturday walks are available in July and August. Learn about the plants, trees, animals, water, geology and history of the park. Meet at the park entrance on Winburn Way across from the downtown Ashland Plaza. No registration required. Call 541-488-5340.
History Lecture: Part of the “Windows in Time” history lecture series, Paul Christy presents “The Civil War (With Its Effects) Comes to Southern Oregon,” at noon Wednesday, May 9, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. This presentation will explore the ways that Southern Oregon, its people and places played a part in the national conflict. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
Lunchtime Movies: Free movies are shown from noon to 2:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Refreshments are provided. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Origami: Children of all ages and experience levels can practice the art of Japanese paper folding, or origami, at 2 p.m. every Wednesday at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Materials and instruction are provided. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.
Afternoon Movies: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Free refreshments are available. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Yarnia: A knitting and crochet group for all ages meets at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Materials and instruction are provided or you can bring your own supplies. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.
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.
Car Club: The ‘Z’ Club of Southern Oregon invites owners of Z Cars and other sporty Datsuns or Nissans to monthly meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Black Bear Diner, 1150 E. Barnett Road, Medford.
Lecture: Keynote speaker Jackie Sandmeyer, campus coordinator for the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, will present “#MeToo – Now What?,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St., Medford; and again from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the RCC Redwood Campus, Rogue Auditorium building, 3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass. Lean more about sexual harassment and assault, the #MeToo movement and its effect on our awareness and actions regarding sexual violence. Admission is free. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-245-7741.
Ballet Barre: Dance with the Medford Civic Ballet at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dance Arts Center, 9 Hawthorne St., Medford. Instruction is available. Admission is $8. Call 541-772-1362.
Trivia Night: Howiee’s on Front hosts trivia games from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at 16 N. Front St., Medford. Call 541-773-5767.
Author Talk: James Ziskin will discuss his book “Cast the First Stone: An Ellie Stone Mystery” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 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 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.