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.
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.
Thursday, May 10
Medford Growers Market: Fresh and organic produce, crafts and food carts are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in Hawthorne Park, corner of East Jackson and Hawthorne streets, Medford. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
Spanish/English Conversation Group: English speakers learning Spanish and Spanish speakers learning English can attend a free conversation hour from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-744-6996.
Literature Lecture: Local author Tod Davies will present “Monster Hit: 200 Years of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,” at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in Room 305 of the Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Learn about the impact “Frankenstein” continues to have 200 years after being published. Admission is free. Email at email@example.com or call 541-552-6816.
Paint and Sip: Painters of all skill levels are welcome to “Paint for a Cause,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Visions of Wonderland studio, 632 Crater Lake Ave., Medford. Tika Nicole Weeks will lead painters through the steps to create a birch tree picture. Admission is $50 and includes all materials and food and wine by Naumes Crush & Fermentation. Proceeds will benefit the Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center at Providence Medford Medical Center. Artists may keep their paintings or donate them to the breast center where they will be presented as gifts to women diagnosed with breast cancer. To register see visionsofwonderland.com/providence-fundraiser or call 541-732-6768.
Hiking Presentation: William Sullivan, author of “100 Hikes” books on Oregon, will give a slide show presentation “New Hikes in Oregon,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak. St., Ashland. Learn about a reopened waterfall trail in Central Oregon, find out what has changed in the Columbia Gorge, sample a new section of the Oregon Coast Trail, and explore hot springs in Eastern Oregon. Sullivan will also make note on the geology, wildlife, and history of many of the trails in his presentation. Admission is free. To register see northwestnatureshop.com or call 541-482-3241.
Climate Presentation: Rogue Climate Talent will give a presentation “Take Part in Talent’s Energy Revolution Today,” at 6:30 p.m. Tursday, May 10, at the Talent Community Center, 104 E. Main St. Learn about how managing energy wisely through conservation and efficiency are inexorably connected to economic well-being and the environment. See rogueclimate.org/talent.
Open Mic: The Rogue Valley chapter of the Oregon Poetry Association will hold its monthly open-mic-without-a-mic reading at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Downtowne Coffee House, 200 Talent Ave., Talent. Sign-ups begin at 6:30. This month’s suggested theme is “Moms, and Loved Ones Gone.” Call 541-512-1007.
Author Talk: Eli Jaxon-Bear will discuss his book “An Outlaw Makes it Home: The Awakening of a Spiritual Revolutionary,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Dart Tournament: Dart matches for skilled and novice players start at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. Entry is $5, and the pub will match the pot up to $50. Call 541-482-6414.
Trivia Night: Smithfields Pub & Pies hosts free trivia games from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Call 541-482-7437.
Game Knights: No matter what kind of “knight” you are, there is a board game to play at 8 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. All ages welcome until 11 p.m. Call 541-482-6414.
Emily Turner and Greta Gardiner: Bass and banjo duo will play acoustic folk rhythms at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Craterian Music Hall: Craterian Theater’s Legends of the Road Series honors the music of John Lennon at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 10-12, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Look for some of Lennon’s most enduring songs, including “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” “Imagine,” “Norwegian Wood,” “Day Tripper” and more performed by Doug Warner, Bret Levick, Don Harriss, Matt Terreri, Gene Black, Bob Evoniuk, Jennifer DePuglia and Greg Frederick. Tickets are $28 and can be purchased at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.