Friday, April 27
Gem and Mineral Show: Rogue Gem and Geology club will hold its 33rd annual Gem and Mineral Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass. Admission is $2, $1 for seniors and students. Kids 11 and younger get in free. Vendors display and sell items including rocks, gems, minerals, handcrafted jewelry, rough rock, rock slabs and more. Also look for raffles, door prizes, silent auction and kids games and activities. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Call 310-675-6771.
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 are provided. Call 541-664-3228 or visit jcls.org.
Ashland International Folk Dancers: The group meets Fridays at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, to perform dances from Eastern and Western Europe, Greece, Scandinavia, Israel, Turkey and the Middle East. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m., and dancing goes from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. No partners necessary. Admission is $5. Call 541-535-6397 or 541-482-8249.
Empty Bowls Supper: Ashland Peace House will hold its seventh annual Empty Bowls Supper fundraiser from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, in Wesley Hall at the First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Choose a handmade bowl created by a local potter and enjoy soup prepared by area restaurants. Local bakeries will donate bread and dessert. Admission is $25. A second seating will be available from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15, with the option of purchasing a bowl for $10. Student admission is $10. Kids 1 and younger get in free. Tickets can be purchased at peacehouse.net, Paddington Station, Northwest Nature Shop or at the door. Proceeds will benefit ACCESS, Ashland Emergency Food Bank, Food Angels and Uncle Foods Diner.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will hold a free meet-and-greet social at 5 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Morrton’s Pizza Sports Bar, 980 N. Phoenix Road, #105, Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
Saturday, April 28
Car Show: A car and motorcycle show will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Eagle Point High School, 203 N. Platt Ave. The show, hosted by Eagle Point High School’s Skills USA Chapter and the industrial mechanics students, will feature more than 200 cars, trucks and motorcycles. Also look for raffles, food trucks, an auto swap meet and more. A portion of raffle ticket and concessions sales will help fund two college scholarships. Admission is free, $15 to enter a vehicle. Call 541-830-6397 or find Thomas Ussary Memorial Car & Motorcycle Show on Facebook.com.
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.
Plant Sale: The Southern Oregon Historical Society will hold its annual Hanley Heritage Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, at Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road, between Central Point and Jacksonville. Offerings include lilacs, hellebores, columbine, peonies, iris, daylilies, herbs, rose bushes and green fig trees. Many of the items were cultivated from plants, shrubs and trees on the historic farmhouse property. Wagon rides and food will be available. See sohs.org.
Bling Fling: The Southern Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Center will host a used jewelry sale from 10 a.m. to noon at the Southern Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Center, 228 N. Holly St., Medford. Modern costume jewelery, vintage designs, collectible pieces and more will be available for purchase. All sales benefit the vision and hearing programs of the Southern Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Center. Call 541-779- 3653.
Comic Con: Jackson County Library Services, Rogue Community College and Southern Oregon University present Medford Comic Con from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in downtown Medford. Comic Con, a free, family-friendly destination for fans of the arts, technology and popular culture, features workshops, vendors and panel discussions. For a full list of events and the Comic Con schedule, see jcls.org/mcc.
Superhero Saturday: Kids are invited to a super hero event celebrating the theatrical release of Marvel Avengers: Infinity War at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the JC Penny store, located at the Rogue Valley Mall, 1600 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. Children are encouraged to attend dressed as their favorite super hero to create an Infinity Gauntlet of Power or Captain America mask. Admission is free.
A Taste of Ashland: The Ashland Gallery Association’s signature fundraising event, A Taste of Ashland, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, at galleries and other venues throughout town. Restaurants, winemakers, galleries and others team up to offer food and drink pairings for participants who stroll about viewing art. Tickets are $65 for both Saturday and Sunday, $55 for Saturday only, or $45 for Sunday only. For more information and tickets, call 541-488-0178 or see atasteofashland.com.
Bilingual Story Time: A combined English and Spanish story time is at noon Saturdays at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. Call 541-864-8880 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. Call 541-944-4535 or see centralpointwoodcarvers.com.
Waggin’ Tales Used Book Sale: Friends of the Animal Shelter’s pay-what-you-want book sale will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Jackson County Animal Services, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Book purchases, made by cash or check only, support FOTAS programs. Call 917-602-9074.
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk, offering an interactive in-depth introduction to “Manahatta,” at noon Saturday, April 28, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 800-219-8161 or see osfashland.org.
Poetry Presentation: Burt Eikleberry, retired English teacher, will give a talk and read selected Dickinson poems in his presentation, “The Amazing Emily Dickinson,” at noon Saturday, April 28, at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Several poems will be examined, and selections of a video will be shown. If you have a Dickinson poem that you would like to discuss, please bring it with you. Admission is free. See jcls.org or call 541-864-8850.
Movie Matinee: Family-friendly films are shown from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. Free popcorn is served. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
Star Promenaders: The club hosts A-1 and A-2 dancing from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of every month at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Pre-rounds are from 7:30 to 8 p.m. and plus dancing is from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Square-dance attire is appreciated. Bring finger food to share. Suggested donation is $4. Call 541-855-7884.
Sunday, April 29
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.
Art Salon: Local artists will present digital images of their work and discuss the evolution of their art at 2 p.m. the last Sunday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. On Sunday, April 29, artist Carol Ingram will discuss the evolution of her paintings and present a selection her work. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.
Fairy Houses: Make a natural fairy house at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Build a small home on the provided platform using twigs, seashells, pebbles, moss, pine cones and seed pods. Admission is $5 for ages 3 and up. See northwestnatureshop.com or call 541-482-3241.
Discussion Group: A roundtable discussion featuring Eric Sirotkin, international human rights attorney, co-founder of Ashland Culture of Peace Commission and TV commentator, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Ashland Culture of Peace Commission 33 N. First St., Ashland. Learn more about the possibility of war in Asia and discuss what you can do about it. Email at email@example.com.
Monday, April 30
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.
Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at branches of Jackson County libraries. See jcls.org.
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. 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.
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.
Author Talk: Deedie Runkel will discuss her book “Scone by Scone ... Tales of an Innkeeper’s Life“ at 7 p.m. Monday, April 30, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Animated Shorts: Steven Mayerson and Southern Oregon University’s Department of Arts will present innovative, animated short films at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in the Meese Auditorium of the Arts Building, next to the Schneider Museum of Art on the SOU campus. Parking is available behind the museum. Call 541-625-3042 for information.
Tuesday, May 1
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.
Books at Noon: Readers in the group discuss various books and offer suggestions for new reads at noon the first Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-535-7090 or see jcls.org.
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.
Tuesday Afternoon Knitters: Crocheters, knitters and tatters of all skill levels can gather, share ideas and create new pieces from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-326-2035 or find Tuesday Afternoon Knitters on Facebook.
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.
The Southern Oregon Photographic Association: 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. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. at Twin Creeks Retirement, 888 Twin Creeks Crossing, Central Point. See sopacameraclub.com.
Wednesday, May 2
Bird Walk: The Rogue Valley Audubon Society leads slow-paced, 1½-mile walks at 8:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Denman Wildlife Area off Touvelle or Agate roads in Eagle Point. The numbers of different species observed by participants are entered in the Cornell Ornithological Laboratory’s eBird database. Participants will need to purchase an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife parking permit. See roguevalleyaudubon.org for directions and information.
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.
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 2, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. This presentation will explore the ways that Southern Oregon, its people and places played a part in the national conflict. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
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.
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: Author Dami Roelse will discuss her book “Walking Gone Wild: How to Lose Your Age on the Trail,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.
Antiques Club: Southern Oregon Antiques and Collectibles Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Horton Plaza, 1122 Spring St., Medford. George Schroeder will be presenting and discussing his collection of soda bottles. Admission is free. Call 541-613-4964 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, May 3
Encore Film Screening: The documentary “Dolores” will shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Kids Unlimited, 821 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. The 95-minute film focuses on Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the first U.S. farm workers’ union, as she fought for racial and labor justice. Admission is $12 or $6 for students. See ashlandfilm.org.
Stamp Club: Southern Oregon Philatelic Society’s members will gather for a discussion “How Do We Collect?” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in the Fellowship Hall of Medford’s First Methodist Church, 607 W. Main St., Medford. All ages welcome, and free stamps will be available for children. Refreshments served. Call 541-770-1689.
Author Talk: Philip Kramer will discuss his book “Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Friday, May 4
Science Lecture: Gigliola Staffilani, MIT Abby Rockefeller Mauze professor of mathematics, will give a presentation “How the Complex Wave Phenomena Inspires Beautiful Mathematics,” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 4, in Room 151 of the Science Building on the Southern Oregon University Campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. In this talk, Staffilani will try to convey how the mathematical study of wave phenomena has also created and inspired a whole set of new mathematical tools. These tools are now used to answer open problems in completely different settings, from number theory to probability to symplectic geometry and more. Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-552-6341.
Rogue Brew Fest: The Little Woody Rogue Valley Barrel-Aged Beer, Cider and Whiskey Festival will be held from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 4, and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Harry and David Field, 2929 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Samples will be available from a large variety of local and regional brewers. A costume contest will also take place on Saturday at 6 p.m. Contest prizes include a Gnomie Homie Growler and Growler Fill, and tickets to the Meadowlark ComicCon on May 12-13. Participants in full costume will receive a VIP tasting goblet, plus early VIP entry at 4 p.m. on Friday. For more information and tickets, see roguebrewfest.com.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will hold a free meet-and-greet social at 5 p.m. Friday, May 4, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
Silent Disco: Silent Movement will host its third annual Silent Disco in the Park from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Butler Bandshell in Lithia Park in Ashland. Rent a pair of wireless headphones for a $5 donation then roam freely from the Butler Bandshell to the playground and even the Plaza and beyond. Local DJs will be staged at the Bandshell spinning a variety of music. Bring a can of food for the Ashland Emergency Food Bank and get in the express check-out line. Call 541-488-5340 or see ashlandparksandrec.org.
Saturday, May 5
Spring Garden Fair: More than 100 growers, vendors and garden experts will be at the 39th annual Spring Garden Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at The Expo, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. Look for numerous educational displays, gardening books, children’s activities, a raffle of gardening items and more. Admission is $3; youths 12 and younger get in free. Proceeds support Jackson County Master Gardener Association educational programs. Call 541-776-7371 or see jacksoncountymga.org.
Central Point Artisan Market: Food and handcrafted items are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 29 in Pfaff Park, 645 Manzanita St., Central Point. Call 541-664-5301 or see centralpointchamber.org.
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. Email email@example.com.
Home and Garden Tour: Visit a mixture of historic homes and buildings in Jacksonville from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday May 5 - 6. Included in the docent guided tour are three historic homes, two gardens and one modern home. Also, step back in time and take a self-guided tour through three historic churches and a rectory. Look for live music by Irish folk duo Kayely from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday on the City Hall lawn; listen to a Folk music performance by Bob Haworth from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. On Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall, Marshall Stack will perform and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. listen to the musical duo of Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams. Tickets for the tour are $ 20 in advance and include three complimentary tastings at Daisy Creek Winery. See jacksonvilleboosters.org.
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk offering an interactive, in-depth introduction to “Othello” at noon Saturday, May 5, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 800-219-8161 or see osfashland.org.
Sunday, May 6
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Monday, May 7
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.
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 Rd., Medford. This local RV 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. Refreshments are served. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.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.
Wednesday, May 9
Garden Tour: North Mountain Park offers free tours of their demonstration gardens at 9:30 a.m. the second wednesday of the month through August. Learn about herb , heirloom and butterfly gardens during the one-hour long tour. Admission is free but registration is required. See ashland.or.us or call 541-488-6606.
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. 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.
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 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 email@example.com or call 541-245-7741.
Thursday, May 10
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.
Friday, May 11
Quilt Show: The Rogue Valley Piecemakers will hold their 38th annual quilt show from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass. More than 200 quilts will be on display. Also look for demonstrations, door prizes, raffles and more. Tickets to win the quilt “Forest Light” will be sold with proceeds benefitting the Women’s Crisis Center and Josephine County Serch and Rescue. Fabric vendors will have a variety of fabrics, patterns and notions available for purchase. Admission is $5; youths 12 and younger are admitted free. See rvpiecemakers.com.
Preschool Puppet Theatre: See what Brenda Bear and friends are up to at 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of every month at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $6. A brief environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show and playtime. A snack and craft or activity will follow. No late seating is allowed.
Spring Book Sale: A book sale will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 11, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Look for new or gently-used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds help fund programs, activities and library collections. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
School Carnival: The annual Sam’s Valley Spring Carnival will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Sam’s Valley Elementary, 14235 Table Rock Road, Central Point. Look for carnival games, raffles, food trucks and more. Admission is free. Game tickets are $3 for the evening. Call 541-494-6870.
Square Dance: Rogue Squares will host advanced square dancing at 6:30 p.m., pre-rounds at 7:30 p.m. and mainstream dancing with plus tips at 8 p.m. the second Friday of every month, at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is $6. Bring finger food. Call 541-660-8020.
Saturday, May 12
German Cars and Coffee: Owners of German and European cars and enthusiasts meet from 8 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month, April through October, in the Brammo parking lot, 300 W. Valley View Road, Talent. Complimentary coffee and donuts are provided. See snikwahmotorwerks.com or call 541-227-1758.
Rogue Valley Bird Day: Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day during Rogue Valley Bird Day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12, at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is free. Wildlife Images will show birds of prey, experts will lead guided bird walks, and participants can compete in a bird-calling contest for all ages. Call 541-488-6606 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talent Yard Sale: A citywide yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in Talent. The day kicks off with a pancake breakfast at old Town Hall from 8 to 11 a.m.. Also look for a tomato sale, next to the library; a plant sale in Ray’s Market parking lot; a bake sale at Talent Outdoor Discovery; a book sale at the library and more. Maps of sales will be available at Ray’s Food Place. See City of Talent on Facebook.com.
Spring Plant Sale: The Rogue River Garden Club will hold a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Rogue River Civic Club, 135 Oak St., Rogue River. Perennials, trees, vegetable starts, herbs and more will be available for purchase. Also look for used gardening books, seeds, bake sale, and raffle baskets.
Garden Plant Sale: The Jacksonville Garden club will host its annual Spring Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, near the post office on Oregon St., in downtown Jacksonville. The sale will feature fresh-cut flower bouquets arranged by Club members, hanging baskets and perennial plants. Homemade baked goods and treats will also be available for purchase. Proceeds from sales provides scholarships to local students and also supports beautification projects at the Peter Britt Garden, the Jacksonville Post Office and the Jacksonville Community Center. Call 541-702-2080.
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a conversation, “Once More unto the Breach,” with actor Jose Molina and artistic associate Dawn Monique Williams at noon Saturday, May 12, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 800-219-8161 or see osfashland.org.
Family Art Day: Kids and families can create and explore art from noon to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of every month at Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. All ages are welcome and materials are provided. Admission is free. No preregistration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 541-772-8118 or see roguegallery.org.
Saturday Handweavers Guild: Those interested in weaving, spinning and other fiber arts can meet from 1 to 3:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, September through June, at the Jacksonville Library, 170 S. Oregon Street. All skill levels are welcome. Call 541-282-3040.
Open Jam Session: Carl Howard hosts jam sessions from 1 to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of every month at The Landing, 820 Laurel St., Butte Falls. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. No alcohol or smoking is allowed. Call 541-865-3344.
Sunday, May 13
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.
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 and is open to visitors. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. See ci.medford.or.us.
Rogue Ringers: The Rogue Ringers will perform “Rogue Ringers at the Movies” at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave.. Handbell musicians from around the valley will play a selection of songs from film. Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8689.
Community Chant: Explore chants from various global traditions at 4 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of every month at the Jacksonville Community Center, 160 E. Main St. No singing experience necessary. Admission by donation. Call 707-382-8641.
Monday, May 14
Poetry Reading: Poets Vince Wixon and Penelope Scambly Schott will read a selection of poems from their published works at 7 p.m. Monday, May 14, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Wednesday, May 16
Roman History Lecture: Ean Roby, professor emeritus at Ohlone College, will give a lecture on Roman history, the first in a three-part series, at noon, Wednesday, May 16, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Additional talks will be given June 20 and July 18. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Author Talk: Author Dennis Ellingson will discuss his book “The Lost Villages of Lost Creek,” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St.. See jcls.org or call 541-664-3228.
Lecture: Holly Hertel will present “Wolves in America,” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. Learn about wolf biology, population comebacks and how wolf studies are conducted. Admission is free. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
History Lecture: Regional historian, Larry Mullaly, will present “Rhythms of a Summer Day,” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the White City library 3143 Avenue “C.” Explore the interplay of railroad and civic culture on a single day at the Ashland railroad terminus in July of 1904. Mullaly will weave together the events that happened at the railroad depot and the annual Chautauqua celebration in Lithia Park. See jcls.org or call 541-864-8880.
Ride of Silence: The Siskiyou Velo club will host the annual Ride of Silence bicycle ride at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, starting from Hawthorne Park in Medford and rolling through Medford streets to Central Point and returning on the Bear Creek Greenway. The ride, supported by the Medford and Central Point police departments, commemorates bicyclists killed or injured while riding on public roads. The ride is open to people of all ages and is intended to raise awareness among motorists of cyclists using the roadways. All riders are required to wear a helmet and lights are strongly advised. See siskiyouvelo.org.
Southern Oregon Skywatchers: The astronomy club meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the planetarium at North Medford High School, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. SOS is affiliated with International Dark Sky Society and the Astronomical League. Admission is free. See orskywatchers.org.
Thursday, May 17
Bowls of Hope Dinner: ACCESS and Options for Southern Oregon will hold a “Bowls of Hope” dinner fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Ramada Conference Center, 2250 Biddle Road, Medford. Choose a handmade bowl created by a local potter to keep and enjoy soup prepared by area restaurants. Local bakeries will donate bread and dessert. Also look for live entertainment and silent auction. Admission is $25in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at ACCESS in Medford, Art in Bloom at the Art4Joy or Options of Southern Oregon booths, or see accesshelps.org. Call 541-774- 4312 or 541-244- 4138.
Author Talk: John Kalb will discuss his book “Keep Your Marbles: Your Game Plan for a Healthy Brain,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Friday, May 18
Smokey Bear Storytime: Children are invited to learn about Smokey Bear and wildfire prevention 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. A short activity and time to visit with Smokey will follow the storytime. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Medford Garden Club: The club meets at 1 p.m. the third Friday of the month at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford. Call 541-772-0544. See Medford Oregon Garden Club on Facebook or call 541-773-6884.
Book Sale: Book sales are held from 1 to 4 p.m. the third Friday of each month at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Look for new or gently-used books, DVDs and CDs. Prices are by donation and help fund programs, activities and library collections. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
Southern Oregon Social Singles: The Southern Oregon Social Singles, a social group for single, divorced, widowed, separated or never married singles ages 50-70, will host a meet and greet from 6 to 8 p.m. the third Friday of every month in the sports lounge at Lava Lanes, 2980 Crater Lake Highway, Medford. Admission is free. See meetup.com/Southern-Oregon-Singles.
Saturday, May 19
Breakfast: Biscuits and gravy, omelets, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, potatoes, pancakes, fruit, juice and coffee are served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at the Medford Masonic Center, 975 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. The breakfast costs $7 or $5 for students with valid identification.
Morning Bird Walk: See and hear a variety of birds that spend their summers in the Rogue Valley at 8 a.m. the third Saturday of every month through August, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is free. See ashlandparksandrec.org or call 541-488-6606.
North Valley Soroptimist Garden Tour: Take a self-guided tour through six unique and lovely gardens in Central Point and Jacksonville from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Admission is $20. Tickets are available from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. at Schoolhaus Brewhaus, 525 Bigham Knoll Dr., Jacksonville. Attendees receive a colorful booklet with descriptions and photos of each garden and a map of the tour. The garden tour is the organization’s major fundraiser for the year, and proceeds go directly to benefit women and girls in the region. Call 541-890-7490.
Spring Book Sale: A book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Phoenix libaray, 510 W. First St. Look for new or gently-used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds help fund programs, activities and library collections. Call 541-535-7090 or see jcls.org.
Rogue Valley A’s: Model A enthusiasts meet at 9:30 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at the Royal Mobile Estates Clubhouse, 1055 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. You don’t have to own a Model A to attend. See roguevalleyas.org.
Rogue Modern Quilters Guild: The quilting group meets from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month for sewing, demonstrations and show-and-tell projects at Talent Town Hall, 206 E. Main St. A business meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. All levels of experience are welcome. Annual dues are $25. The first visit is free. Call 541-512-1442 or see roguemodernquilters.wordpress.com.
Historic Walking Tours: Hear about everything from old saloons to unsuccessful efforts to stop hogs and other livestock from roaming downtown markets and eating the produce when Ben Truwe leads free historic walking tours of downtown Medford from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of every month. The tours start at the Southern Oregon Historical Society’s History Center, 106 N. Central Ave. To reserve a tour, call 541-773-8369.
Family Game Day: Play a variety of tabletop and video games from noon to 3:30 p.m. the third Saturday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6994.
History Lecture: Historian Brad Irvin will present a history lecture on World War I at noon Saturday, May 19, at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St.. Irvin’s lecture will briefly cover the course of the war starting with the major fronts in Europe beginning in July 1914 and concluding with the situation as it was in January 1918. Additionally, significant battles, military and political figures involved in the wartime decision making process, and the impact on future historical events will be considered. There will be time for questions and discussion following the presentation. Admission is free. See jcls.org or call 541-864-8850.
Contra Dance: Dances are held the third Saturday of every month at the Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Beginners instruction begins at 7 p.m. and dancing is from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. No perfumes or scented oils, and clean bodies and clothes are encouraged. Admission is $10, $6 for students. Call 541-821-0097 or 541-482-7751 or email at email@example.com.
Westcoast Swing: Swing dances will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. the third Saturday of each month through August, at the Jazzercise Studio, 205 Fern Valley Road, Ste O and P, The Shoppes at Exit 24, Phoenix. Beginners’ instruction is at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for instruction and dance or $10 for dance only. High school students get in free with student ID. See soswingdance.com or call 541-324-7981.
Sunday, May 20
Author Talk: Author Dr. John Kalb will discuss his book “Keep Your Marbles,” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.
Ashland YMCA Dance: Dance to music by Al Berman and Friends from 2 to 4 p.m. the third Sunday of every month at Ashland YMCA, 540 YMCA Way, Ashland. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served. Admission is $7, $5 for youths. Children 12 and younger require adult supervision. Call 541-488-7781.