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Spring plant sales abound this weekend in the Rogue Valley. Find one near you in Tempo's list of things to do.

Activities

Friday, May 11

Quilt Show: Rogue Valley Piecemakers will hold its 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 displayed. 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. Vendors will offer fabric, patterns and notions. Admission is $5; kids 12 and younger get in free. See rvpiecemakers.com.

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.

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 short environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show and playtime. A snack and craft or activity will follow. No late seating is allowed.

Teen Variety Cinema: Teens are invited to watch a screening of “Wonder Woman” from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday May 11, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.

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. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.

Chemistry Lecture: Professor of chemistry Anna Olivera will discuss the sciences showcased on the covers of three journals: Chemistry Select 2016, Chemistry: A European Journal 2016 and European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2017. Each of these projects focused on a different aqueous metal species. Her talk will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 11, in Room 151 of the Science Building on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will hold a free meet-and-greet social at 5 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Taprock Northwest Grill, 971 SE Sixth St., Grants Pass. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

School Carnival: The annual Sams Valley Spring Carnival will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Sams Valley Elementary, 14235 Table Rock Road, Central Point. Look for carnival games, raffles and food trucks. Admission is free. Game tickets are $3. Call 541-494-6870.

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.

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

Urban Forest Carnival: An Urban Forest Carnival will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Hawthorne Park, 501 E. Main St, Medford. Competitive tree climbers scale trees in the regional International Society of Arboriculture tree climbing competition. Local artists will offer handmade clothing, jewelry and wood products. Also look for booths with information about natural healing and environmental issues, along with food trucks, a beer garden, a zipline and a rock climbing wall for kids. Admission is free. Call 541-774-2960.

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.

Firehouse Breakfast: A pancake breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Talent Chamber of Commerce, 206 E. Main St. Admission is $5, kids 5 and younger are free with a paying adult. Proceeds benefit Firehouse 5 Foundation and JCFD 5 Firefighter Association.

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. Call 541-488-6606 or email at brigette.cooke@ashland.or.us.

Talent Yard Sale: A citywide yard sale will run 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. Look for an heirloom tomato plant sale next to the library; a plant sale from the Talent Garden Club in Ray’s Market parking lot; a bake sale at Talent Outdoor Discovery; and a book sale at the library. Maps of yard sales will be available at Ray’s. See city of Talent at 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. 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. Look for fresh-cut flower bouquets, hanging baskets and perennial plants. Homemade baked goods and treats also will be available. Proceeds provide scholarships to local students and support beautification projects at the Peter Britt Garden, Jacksonville Post Office and Jacksonville Community Center. Call 541-702-2080.

Ashland Plant Sale: The Ashland Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12, in the Safeway parking lot, 585 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Perennials, trees, vegetable starts, herbs and bouquets will be available.

History Saturday in the Cemetery: Guided walking tours start at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month through Aug. 11 at Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery, located at the top of Cemetery Road. On Saturday, May 12, the program “Pioneer Brides: To Love and Cherish” will focus on wedding announcements, ceremonies, attire and gifts. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Call 541-826-9939 or see friendsjvillecemetery.org.

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.

Central Point Artisan Market: Food and handcrafted items are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 29 at 419 Front St., along the Artisan Corridor near Rogue Creamery in Central Point. Call 541-664-5301 or see centralpointchamber.org.

Quilting Lecture: Mountain Stars Quilt Guild will host a potluck meeting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Live Oak Grange, 120 Gardiner St., Rogue River. Bring a dish to share and enter to win fat quarters by bringing one of your own in a floral pattern. Members will also hold a quilt show-and-tell. See msquilters.com or email at mfinch@finchkinfarms.

Vintage Fair: The 11th annual Vintage Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12, on Royal Avenue in Eagle Point. The free fair includes artisan food vendors, local wineries, live music, Dutch-oven cooking demonstrations, steam engines and antique cars, along with wood carvers, quilters, blacksmiths, hay rides and a kid zone with a jump house. See eaglepointchamber.org or email at info@ eaglepointchamber.org.

Poetry Discussions: Miles Frode will present “Another Way In,” a hands-on demonstration that explores the art of poetry from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Also, Joshua Boettiger will present “The Subject is Silence: Re-Thinking and Re-Writing Spiritual Poetry,” a discussion of writing poetry that explores spiritual concerns, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free but registration is required. Email at marishp9@gmail.com

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.

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.

Scrabble Club: Play for free from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.

Flamenco Dance Meet: Beginners through advanced dancers can join Gloria Melgarejo of Raices Gitana for fun with a range of Gypsy flamenco dances, including tango, rumba and Sevillanas, at 3 p.m. Saturdays through May 25 at Studio 125 in the Cascade Performing Arts Center on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Singers, guitar and cajon players also are encouraged to attend. Call 541-773-8816 (English) or 541-946-8897 (Spanish).

Maker Day: Teens 11 to 18 are invited to innovate and explore LEGO Mindstorm, Littlebits and Sphero electronics and robotic sets from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Children 8 through 10 may join in if accompanied by an adult. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6994.

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.

Wii Teens: Kids 11 and older can play a Wii video games from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.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, June through September, 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.

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, 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.

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.

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 is open at the park this year. 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 films. 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 is necessary. Admission by donation. Call 707-382-8641.

Monday, May 14

Center for the Visual Arts: New spring exhibits of student artwork will be displyed in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for Elizabeth King’s collection “55 degrees over 65 degrees” in the Retzlaff Gallery; Caitlin McMorris’ sculpture work “You’re Fine” in the Thorndike Gallery; Paige Gerhard’s watercolor paintings “Intentional Chances” in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; Miranda Redhead’s “Haunted Hearts: Of Laments and Love” in the Boise-Cascade Gallery; Madison Reames’ “Exploring Self Identity: A Color Study” in the Art Department Chairs Gallery; James Montes De Oca’s “Narrative of Hands” in the JELD WEN Gallery; and Jazmine B. Heard’s “Stars and Stripes” in the Art Department Courtyard. The exhibit will run through Wednesday, May 23. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-621-6605.

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: Coloring sessions for adults will be held 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.

Music Lecture: Bonnie Esbensen, doctor of cognitive and educational psychology, will present “Practicing Ideas from Sports and Psychology,” from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, May 14, at the studio of Rebecca DeBoer, 1534 Devonshire Place, Medford. This talk will focus on practice skills drawn from sports analogies and studies in psychology and how they relate to the teaching of all music concepts and skills. Admission is free. Email at masters.music@hotmail.com.

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 Kid Time! 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 kids. 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.

Teen Crafternoon: Teens can decorate a mug with sharpie pens from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, May 14, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Materials will be provided. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8685.

Pub Trivia: Family-friendly games of trivia are available from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at 4 Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main St., Medford. Participation is free, and there are prizes for winning teams. 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.

Poetry Reading: Poets Vince Wixon and Amy Miller 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.

Tuesday, May 15

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.

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.

Teen Prime Time: Teens can bring digital cameras or phones to participate in a photo scavenger hunt from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8685.

Travel Stories: History buffs and travelers Dan and Carol Nielson will discuss the history and culture of Scotland and Wales at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. Call 541-878-8870 or see www.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 winning teams will receive prizes. Call 541-482-9701.

Wednesday, May 16

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 through 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.

Roman History Lecture: Ean Roby, professor emeritus at Ohlone College, will discuss Roman history at noon, Wednesday, May 16, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The lecture is one of a three-part series. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Origami: Children can practice the art of Japanese paper folding, or origami, at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Materials and instruction are provided. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.

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. Call 541-664-3228.

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.

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. Call 541-864-8880.

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.

Ride of Silence: The Siskiyou Velo bicycle club will host its annual Ride of Silence 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 all ages and is intended to raise motorists’ awareness of cyclists using the roadways. All riders are required to wear helmets, and bike lights are 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 and 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 $25 in 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.

Grape Expectations: Soroptomist International Rogue Valley Sunrise will host its 15th Annual Grape Expectations from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Rogue Regency Inn, 2300 Biddle Road, Medford. Regional wineries and food vendors will offer wine and food. The event includes a silent auction and the Wheel of Wine, along with a raffle for an instant wine cellar. Admission is $25 and tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by email at darcey@insmarket.com. Proceeds benefit Live Your Dreams, a charity focused on empowering women and girls.

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 can learn about Smokey Bear and wildfire prevention at 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. 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. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.

Art Reception: Rogue Gallery and Art Center will host a reception for artists Darla Baack, Vera Melnyk and Kathy Morawiec from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Rogue Gallery and Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Artwork by the three is included in the gallery’s Art in Bloom exhibit. Also, Britt Orchestra artistic director and conductor Teddy Abrams will discuss music and interdisciplinary collaboration at 6:30 p.m. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 5 to 8 p.m. the third Friday of every month. Call 541-772-8118 or see roguegallery.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 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, through six gardens in Central Point and Jacksonville. Admission is $20. Tickets are available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Schoolhaus Brewhaus, 525 Bigham Knoll Dr., Jacksonville. Visitors will receive a colorful booklet with descriptions and photos of each garden and a map of the tour. 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 library, 510 W. First St. Look for new or gently used books, DVDs and CDs. Call 541-535-7090 or see jcls.org.

Wood House Farm Festival: The annual festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the historic Wood House, 12988 Highway 62, outside Eagle Point. Admission is $2; $1.50 for kids ages 7-12 and senior citizens. Kids 6 and younger get in free. The festival includes old-fashioned tractors, music by Minstrel Streams and the Oregon Old-time Fiddlers, along with more than 60 vendors offering food, jewelry, antiques, clothing and woodworking. Email woodhouseeventplanning@gmail.com for information.

Rogue Valley Audubon Society: The Rogue Valley Audubon Society will host its Otis Swisher Memorial Field Trip from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, through the lower Klamath and Tulelake National Wildlife Refuge. The trip is a tribute to longtime advocate for birds and one of the founders of RVAS, Otis Swisher. Vince Zauskey will lead the trip to the National Wildlife Refuge, one of Otis’ favorite birding sites. Space is limited and registration is required. Email at nateltrimble@hotmail.com or call 832-419-5086.

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.

Spring Antiques and Vintage Sale: The Spring Medford Armory Antiques and Vintage sale to benefit the local non-profit Dogs for the Deaf will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Antique and vintage dealers from five states will offer everything from furniture and lighting fixtures to artwork, jewelry, books and toys. Dusty Schmidt of Chinook Estate Services will offer antique evaluations for $3 per item. Mountain Stars and Jacksonville Museum Quilters Guild will offer quilt raffles. Admission is $6. Call 530-241-4063 or see tbcashows.info.

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.

Victorian Days: Learn how the Industrial Revolution affected Jacksonville and Southern Oregon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Beekman House Museum, 470 E. California St., Jacksonville. The one-hour tour, Victorian New-Fangled Inventions, will present many innovations and share stories of how Victorian-era technology improved life in Jacksonville and the rest of Southern Oregon. Tours begin every 15 minutes. Admission is $8; $5 for seniors and students. This tour is not recommended for young children. Email at info@historicjacksonville.org or call 541-245-3650.

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 about World War I at noon Saturday, May 19, at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Irvin’s lecture will 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. Significant battles, military and political figures involved in the wartime decision making process, and the impact on future historical events will be discussed. A Q-and-A session will follow. Admission is free. Call 541-864-8850.

Teen Game Day: Teens can play table-top games and Wii video games from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-8685.

Japan Week: The Japanses Association of Southern Oregon will hold its Japan Week on Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20,and Saturday, May 26. A tea ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Ashland’s railroad park on ‘A’ St., located between Sixth and Eighth streets. A demonstration of suibokuga, or Japanese brush painting, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, in Room 206 of the Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Rakugo, or traditional Japanese storytelling, will be demonstrated at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Meese Auditorium in the Arts Building. At 7 p.m. Saturday, May 26, artist Wataru Sugiyama will show and discuss his terracotta figurines and bronze pieces at Phoenix Art Studio, 4850 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Wataru will demonstrate a bronze pouring for a section of his newest piece. Admission to all events is free, but donations will be accepted. See ja-so311.org.

History Presentation: The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society will present “Jehus from Siskiyou: Stagecoaching in Northern California” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Hear about stagecoaches and their fearless Jehus, or stagecoach drivers, as they traveled the length of the Siskiyou Trail. Admission is free. Call 541-512-2340.

Author Talk: Local author Claire Krulikowski will read selections from her book “Moonlight on the Ganga” at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford. Call 541-858-0203.

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 info@socontra.org.

West Coast 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, Suite O and P, at 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: 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.

Friendship Force: Seven members of Friendship Force of Southern Oregon will describe their experiences as guests in the homes of others while traveling from San Jose through Costa Rica at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Royal Mobile Estates Clubhouse, 1055 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-896-1232 or see ffsoregon.org.

Monday, May 21

Make It Art Monday: Adults can create a variety of flower- and garden-related crafts from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Supplies and light refreshments will be provided. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.

Teen Movie Night: Teens can watch a movie and enjoy popcorn and goodies from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 19, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The movie to be shown Monday, May 21, will be “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” Call 541-774-6994.

Author Talk: Beth Alderman will discuss her book “Melissa’s Match: The Great Society” at 7 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Tuesday, May 22

Brain Books Discussion Group: The group meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.

Quilts & Genealogy: The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society hosts Quilts & Genealogy at 1:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. On Tuesday, May 22, learn about Jennie George, or Lady Oscharwasha, of the Rogue Tribe of the Tekelma Indians. Admission is free. Call 541-512-2340 or email reception.jcgl@gmail.com for information.

TED Talk: Videotaped lectures about select topics are shown at 3:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Discussion will follow. Call 541-774-8689 or see jcls.org.

Lecture: The Talent Historical Society hosts lectures from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Talent Historical Society Museum, 105 N. Market St., Talent. Admission is free. Call 541-512-8838.

Wednesday, May 23

Smokey Bear Storytime: Children are invited to learn about Smokey Bear and wildfire prevention at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the Prospect library, 150 Mill Creek Dr. A short activity and time to visit with Smokey will follow the storytime. Call 541-774-8679.

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.

Thursday, May 24

Author Talk: Julia Seidler will discuss her book “Living With the Enemy” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Sunday, May 27

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 is open at the park. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. See ci.medford.or.us.

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, May 27, art-quilter Claudia Law will discuss working with fabric as a medium and present a selection her work. Call 541-774-6996.

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.

Wednesday, May 30

Smokey Bear Storytime: Children are invited to learn about Smokey Bear and wildfire prevention at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. A short activity and time to visit with Smokey will follow the storytime. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Movies and Popcorn: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.

Siskiyou Sleuths Book Group: The book group discusses mysteries and welcomes new readers from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.

Book Club: A book group meets at 6 p.m. the last Wednesday of every month at the White City library, 3143 Ave. C. Read the books, then join in the discussions. Call 541-864-8880 or see jcls.org.

Thursday, May 31

Author Talk: Bonnie Greenwell will discuss her book “When Spirit Leaps: Navigating the Process of Spiritual Awakening” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Saturday, June 2

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 cjmuhr@yahoo.com.

Sunday, June 3

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.

Tuesday, June 5

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.

Wednesday, June 6

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.

Friday, Jun 8

Silent Disco: Silent Movement will host its third annual Silent Disco in the Park from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the Butler Bandshell in Lithia Park in Ashland. Rent a pair of wireless headphones for a $5 donation then roam freely from the bandshell to the playground, the plaza and beyond. Local DJs will at the band shell 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.

Tuesday, June 12

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.

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.

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. The cemetery is at the top of Cemetery Road. The guided tours are free, although donations are accepted. Wear comfortable shoes. Call 541-826-9939 or see friendsjvillecemetery.org.

Wednesday, June 13

Garden Tour: North Mountain Park offers free tours of its demonstration gardens at 9:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month through August. Learn about herb, heirloom and butterfly gardens during the hour-long tours. Admission is free but registration is required. See ashland.or.us or call 541-488-6606.

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.

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