Friday, Nov. 26
ASHLAND ROTARY CENTENNIAL ICE RINK: Skating is available at the rink, 95 Winburn Way, through Feb. 27, weather permitting. Admission is free. Skate rentals, hot chocolate, coffee and water are available. See www.ashland.or.us/icerink or call 541-488-9189 for a schedule of events.
CHERYL D. GARCIA: "Monumental," a collection of metal outdoor sculptures and wall hangings by metal artist Cheryl D. Garcia, will be displayed through November in South Stage Cellars' tasting room, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Also part of the exhibit, 12 large-scale, metal California poppies will be displayed in South Stage Cellars' vineyard, located on South Stage Road near Bellinger Lane, Medford. See www.greatmetalwork.com or call 541-899-9120.
ART EXHIBIT: A show of works by 17 members of Art Presence will be featured through November at The GoodBean Coffee Co., 165 S. Oregon St., Jacksonville. The exhibit includes works in oil, watercolor, pastel, monoprint, acrylic, mosaic and metal. Call 541-899-3759.
ART EXHIBIT: "Fade," an exhibit of lithographs by Rosie Chesney of Santa Cruz, Calif., will be displayed through Dec. 31 at Elan Gallery, 245 W. Main St., Jacksonville. Chesney grew up in Siskiyou County and finds inspiration for her art in the landscapes of Northern California and Southern Oregon. She attends the University of California at Santa Cruz. Call 541-899-8000 for information.
STUDENT ART EXHIBIT: "The Light and the Dark," an exchange of artwork by students from Rogue Community College's Redwood and Medford campuses, will be displayed through Dec. 9 in the Wiseman Gallery on the Redwood campus, 3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass, and on the second floor of the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 Bartlett St., Medford. A student holiday show, featuring jewelry, ceramics and more, will be held in the Wiseman's Annex through Dec. 9. The Wiseman Gallery's hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Hours for RCC/SOU exhibition are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Visit www.roguecc.edu/galleries or call 541-956-7489 or 541-956-7339.
ADVANCED SQUARE DANCE: Scoot-N-Weavers host an A1/A2 square dance from 7 to 10 p.m. the fourth Friday of every month at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is by donation. Call 541-772-8687.
FOLK DANCERS: Ashland International Folk Dancers meets Fridays at Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m. and dancing begins at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $3. Call 541-482-8249.
BALLROOM DANCE PARTY: Dancing will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at The Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Nightclub two-step lessons will begin at 7:30 p.m. No partner or sign-ups required. Admission is $8, $6 after 8:30 p.m. and for youths. See www.evergreenballroom.com or call 541-826-8000.
Saturday, Nov. 27
MOTORCYCLE RIDE AND BREAKFAST: The Mountain Valley Riders will meet for a no-host breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at Black Bear Diner, 1150 E. Barnett Road, Medford. A ride will follow a 9 a.m. meeting, weather permitting. All riders are welcome. Call 541-778-8295.
BREAKFAST: An all-you-can-eat breakfast of sausage, ham, eggs, pancakes, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee will be offered from 8 to 11 a.m. the last Saturday of every month at Warren Lodge No. 10 in Jacksonville, 135 Oregon St. Cost is $6.
WOOD CARVERS CLUB: The wood-carving group meets from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. The group teaches and shares ideas with beginning and intermediate wood carvers. Cost is $2 per month. Call 541-665-3634 or 541-665-7190.
HOLIDAY CEREMONY: The Jacksonville Oregon Business Association will sponsor a tree-lighting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, in front of McCully House, 240 E. California St., Jacksonville. Christmas-cookie decorating for all ages will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at McCully House. Admission is free. Call 541-899-3924 for information.
ART EXHIBIT: Wildlife photography by Bill and Rosalie More, fine-art portrait photography by Bob Metternich and mixed-media fantasy art by April Metternich and Diana More will be displayed from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, in the banquet room at The Brick Bar and Grill, 311 E. Pine St., Central Point. The artists will be on hand to discuss their work. Call 541-944-2732 for information.
STAR PROMENADERS: The club hosts an advanced and plus-level square dance the fourth Saturday of every month at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. A1 and A2 squares begin at 6:30 p.m., pre-rounds at 7:30 p.m. and plus-squares with A1 tips at 8 p.m. Admission is $4. Call 541-665-5940.
COUNTRY DANCE: Pat Summers and the Rogue Valley Playboys perform live dance music at 7 p.m. Saturdays in the Rogue River Community Center annex, 136 Broadway St., Rogue River. Admission is $4. Call 541-951-5508.
Sunday, Nov. 28
ORIGAMI SUNDAYS: Matt Medina demonstrates the basics of origami from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sundays in the children's department of the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The event is for ages 6 and older. Call 541-774-6995.
COOKBOOK & COOKIES: Lauren and Bruce Sargent will promote their new book, "The Buckhorn Springs Heritage Cookbook," from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. The Sargents will bring cookies for sampling. Call 541-488-0029.
BAD FILM SOCIETY: "Robot Monster" will be presented Sunday, Nov. 28, in the basement of the Ashland Elks Lodge during the next meeting of the Bad Film Society. The film is so bad it has an endearing quality. Weird shorts and cartoons will be shown before the feature. Stick around after the feature for the fourth chapter of the 1935 serial "The Lost City." The shows start at 6 p.m. Bring a potluck dish to share. Enter the lodge through the entrance on Will Dodge Way (between First and Second streets). Suggested donation is $4. See www.badfilmsociety.org.
Monday, Nov. 29
CALL TO ARTISTS: Artists are invited to submit art in all media to the 33rd annual Sagebrush Rendezvous Art Exhibit to be held Jan. 29 and 30 at Running Y Resort in Klamath Falls. A portion of proceeds from the show will benefit American Cancer Society and other charities. Deadline for submission is Monday, Nov. 29. Fees, registration and criteria are available at www.klamath.org/events/sagebrushart or call 541-891-8618.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Artists painting in all media are invited to apply for membership at the Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main St., Medford. Call 541-770-3190 or 541-772-2069.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Artists in all media are invited to apply for membership at The Creator's Gallery & Studio, 115 W. California St., Jacksonville. Call 541-772-2069 or see www.thecreatorsgallery.com.
BOOK EXCHANGE: A free book exchange is planned from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Santo Community Center, 701 N. Columbus Ave., Medford. Call 541-774-2400.
THE ARTISTS WORKSHOP: The group of regional painters invites interested artists to join painting and drawing sessions and critiques at 10 a.m. Mondays. The group works outdoors, weather permitting, and indoors during colder months. Call 541-482-5837 for information.
LIBRARY BOOK SHOP SALE: Used fiction and nonfiction books suitable for gifts can be found through Dec. 22 at Friends of the Medford Public Library Book Shop, 205 S. Central Ave. Large-print books are on sale for $1. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; and noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Most books are priced from $1 to $3. See www.foml.weebly.com or call 541-779-3246.
SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: "Unintended Consequences: Art and the Digital Age," featuring work by Daniel Henderson, Shaurya Kumar and Brett Phares, will be displayed through Friday, Dec. 10, at the museum on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Each artist explores the caveats of the digital age in individual exhibits. Henderson's exhibit, "The Art of Invention," features eight, large-scale, stone sculptures weighing between 500 and 9,000 pounds each. Phares' show, "Undercasts: Navigating Blindness," displayed in the Thorndike Gallery, is a series of video and object projections. And Kumar's show, "The Lost Museum: The Fate of the World's Greatest Lost Treasures," includes large digital prints and photographs documenting pieces of artwork that were lost due to theft, vandalism and war. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. See www.sou.edu/sma or call 541-552-6245.
SENIOR SINGERS: Central Point Senior Singers meets at 11 a.m. Mondays at Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. Call 541-664-4933.
BABIES IN THE LIBRARY: Jackson County Library Services hosts story times for babies (12 months and younger) and toddlers (12 to 36 months) that focus on early literacy skills, such as rhyming and verbal language. Children must be accompanied by adults or caregivers. Call 541-774-6995 to register. Here's the schedule:
- 11 a.m. Mondays for babies at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C.
- 11:30 a.m. Mondays for toddlers at the Central Point library, 116 Third St.
- 1 p.m. Mondays for babies at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave.
- 10:10 a.m. Tuesdays for toddlers at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd.
- 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays for babies at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd.
- 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays for babies at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave.
BOOK SALE: Used books will be available from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-535-7090.
CLOGGING: Misty Mountain Cloggers meet at 6 p.m. Mondays at Southern Oregon Performing Arts Center, 930 Summit Ave., Medford. Dance instruction is available. Admission is $7. Call 541-772-1431.
ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH DANCE: The Ashland Country Dancers hold English and Scottish dances at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the DanceSpace, 280 E. Hersey St., No. 10, Ashland. Live music is played the first and third Monday of every month. Admission is $2, $3 when live music is performed. Call 541-482-9586.
Tuesday, Nov. 30
CALL TO ARTISTS: Artists in all media are invited to submit work to be considered for Rogue Gallery & Art Center's 2011 main-gallery exhibitions. Submissions are due Tuesday, Nov. 30. Submissions must include a portfolio containing digital images of at least 10 works, an artist's statement, resume, description of proposed exhibit and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to return materials. For specific requirements, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-772-8118.
KATHARINE GRACEY: "Memoirs of Oregon," an exhibit of acrylic paintings by Jacksonville artist Katharine Gracey, will be displayed through Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. Gracey's work is inspired by French countrysides and her native Southern Oregon. See www.katharinegracey.com or call 541-774-8679.
ART IN THE LIBRARY: Work by watercolor and mixed-media artist Debby Elder and watercolor artist Carolyn Stancliff will be displayed through December at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. Call 541-878-2270.
HOLIDAY ART BOUTIQUE: Rogue Gallery & Art Center's holiday art boutique will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 24 at the gallery, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. The boutique features handcrafted items by regional artists and artisans, including jewelry, scarves, soaps, handbags, pottery, glassware ceramic sculptures. Call 541-772-8118.
GRANTS PASS MUSEUM OF ART: The museum's annual group show, featuring paintings, sculptures, carvings, pottery, fiber art and more, will open Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the museum, 229 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, and run through Dec. 17. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. See www.gpmuseum.com or call 541-479-3290 for information.
BALLROOM DANCE: Social Benefit Dance hosts easy ballroom dancing from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Dance to standards performed by keyboardist and horn player Dave Flick and vocalist and puppeteer Neila Moore. Call 541-770-2614.
BOOK SALE: Book bargains will be available from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Friday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 3, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Applegate library, 18485 N. Applegate Road. Call 541-846-7346 for information.
SWEET ADELINES: The Southern Oregon Sound chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an a cappella chorus for women, meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Rogue Valley Christian Church, 1440 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford. The four-part chorus offers lessons on vocal technique, musical accuracy and showmanship. The Sweet Adelines perform locally and in an annual, regional competition. Women interested in singing are invited. See www.sweetadelinesos.org or call 541-774-9606.
DANCE AND JAM: Lee Earl and his Out'a Gas Band host an open jam and dance at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Rogue River Community Center, 136 Broadway St., Rogue River. Admission is $2. Call 541-899-1846.
JUGGLING CLUB: Talent Juggling Club meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the gymnasium at Talent Elementary School, 307 W. Wagner Creek Road, Talent. All jugglers, beginning to advanced, are welcome. Call 541-535-1163.
JEOPARDY TRIVIA: Join the fun at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Louie's Bar and Grill, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Entry fee is $1, and there will be prizes. Children are welcome to participate but must be out of the restaurant by 10 p.m. Call 541-482-9677.
WILDERNESS TALK: Photographer, explorer and author Tom Reed will share tales of hiking in the southern Andes Mountains in South America at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Reed also will display black-and-white photographs from his new book, "The Granite Avatars of Patagonia." His talk will include tips on hiking the region, such as gear and planning routes. Call 541-774-6996 for information.
Wednesday, Dec. 1
CALL FOR SHORT FILMS: DIVA Center in Eugene is calling for short films (15 minutes or fewer) by Oregon filmmakers for entry in its seventh annual OpenLens Festival to be held Jan. 28-30. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Dec. 1. The festival is a celebration of independent filmmaking dedicated to showcasing new films and providing networking for filmmakers. Prizes are $100, $200 and $500. For information and application, see www.openlens.proscenia.net.
BETH MARTIN: A collection of watercolor florals and landscapes by Ashland artist Beth Martin will be displayed through December at Bloomsbury Books Coffeehouse, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-482-8106.
JACKSONVILLE MUSEUM QUILTERS: The quilting group meets from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Thursdays at the U.S. Hotel, 123 S. California St., Jacksonville. Anyone interested may attend at no charge. Call 541-941-2463.
BABIES IN THE LIBRARY: Jackson County Library Services is conducting story times on Wednesdays for toddlers 12 to 36 months old, focusing on early literacy skills, such as rhyming, repetition, reading aloud and verbal language, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Children must be accompanied by an adult; family members welcome. To pre-register, call 541-774-6995.
SCIENCEWORKS MUSEUM: Year-round exhibits at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, explore energy, anatomy, chemistry, perception, motion, engineering and more. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $7.50, $5 for children 2 to 12 and adults older than 65. There are additional fees for some activities. See www.scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.
SISKIYOU SLEUTHS BOOK GROUP: The group will discuss author Michael Connelly's "The Overlook" at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-776-6996 for information.
SPELLING BEE: A spelling contest is held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Louie's Bar and Grill, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Participants can spell singly or on two-person teams. Entry is $1 per person. Winners and runners-up split the pot; winners also receive a pot-matching gift certificate from the restaurant. Children are welcome to participate but must be out of the restaurant by 10 p.m. Call 541-482-9677.
THE SCOOT-N-WEAVERS: The dance club offers an advanced square-dance lesson followed by a workshop and dance from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is by donation. Call 541-772-8687.
WEST COAST SWING DANCE: Southern Oregon Swing offers dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at The Studio, 217 Fourth St., Ashland. Beginning and intermediate West Coast swing instruction is at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for a lesson and the dance, $3 for the dance only. See www.soswing.org or call 541-324-7981.
Thursday, Dec. 2
ELASTIC MIND BOOK DISCUSSION: Joanna Fenn will lead a discussion titled "How Absurd Humor Deals With Our Problems" at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Also, there will be readings from David Eagleman's "Sum: Forty Tales From the Afterlives," Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and Alessandro Boffa's "You're an Animal, Viskovitz!" Call 541-774-6996 for information.
COMMUNITY CHORUS: A community chorus meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in Room 13 of Rogue Community College's B Building, Bartlett Street, Medford. All ages and levels of vocalists are welcome. Call 541-779-2796.
BOOK SALE: Central Point Friends of the Library will offer its new cookbook, which includes recipes and artwork, from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, and 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at the library, 116 S. Third St., Central Point. Used books, videos and cassettes also will be available. Donations are welcome. Call 541-664-3228.
SOU GALLERIES: Four exhibits will be displayed through Friday, Dec. 10, at galleries in the Art Building and Marion Ady Building of the Center for the Visual Arts on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Receptions for the artists will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in respective venues. The buildings are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 541-552-6386.
- "The Helga Files," photography by Allison Doke, will be displayed at the Retzlaff Gallery in the Art Building.
- "(with up so floating many bells down)," paintings by Emily Casilio, will be displayed at the Meyer Memorial Gallery in the Marion Ady Building.
- "Altered," photography by Jennifer Birdsall, will be displayed in the Boise Cascade Gallery in the Marion Ady Building.
- "Saints 'n' Sinners," mixed-media prints by Blake Brodhead, will be displayed at the Art Chairs' Gallery in the Marion Ady Building.
STEVENSON UNION GALLERY: "Learning Curves," featuring artwork by the 13 female artists of AMBUS (Art Made By Us) Contemporary Art group, will be displayed through Friday, Dec. 10, in the Stevenson Union Gallery on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. There will be a closing reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2. The exhibit represents the growth of each artist as she explores her particular medium. Media represented are glass, oil, mixed media, acrylic, encaustic, collage, watercolor, wood, ceramic, steel, fabric and paper. Call 541-261-0197.
FESTIVAL OF TREES HOLIDAY PARTY: Hors d'oeuvres from chefs in the Rogue Valley, wine-tasting from local wineries and live classic rock by The House Cats will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at the 19th annual Providence Festival of Trees Holiday Party. The annual festival features holiday decorations, including large and small trees, wreaths, mantle and table pieces. The decorations are auctioned each year to benefit a variety of programs at Providence Medford Medical Center. The trees will be in place for public viewing Friday through Sunday, Dec. 3-5. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5, $3 for seniors and children. Call 541-732-6768 for information.
MEN'S BARBERSHOP SINGING: Men interested in four-part harmony are invited to attend the Rogue Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Society meetings at 7 p.m. Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. Call 541-779-7118.
WOMEN'S BARBERSHOP SINGING: The Rogue Valley Women's Barbershop Chorus meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Boys & Girls Club, 203 S.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass. Visitors should enter the club at its G Street entrance. Interested women are invited to join. No auditions are necessary. Monthly dues cost $15, but a free 30-day trial membership is available. Funds generated by the club benefit high-school students in Grants Pass and Rogue River, the Junior Honor Choir and Boys & Girls Club. Call 541-476-7006 or 541-474-4447.
ASHLAND SUFI HEART CIRCLE: Local dance leaders will present Dances of Universal Peace and practices of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Murshid Samuel L. Lewis at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Hidden Springs Wellness Center, 1651 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is a suggested donation of $10. See www.ashlandsufi.com or call 541-482-4902.
Friday, Dec. 3
HOLIDAY BOOK SALE: Friends of the Talent Library will offer a holiday book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3 and 4, at the library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 for information.
MEADOWS ART SHOW: The eighth annual art show and sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3 and 4, at The Meadows Retirement Community, 555 Freeman Road, Central Point. The show will feature about 120 original watercolor and oil paintings by Ruth Abernethy, Carol and Floyd Antonides, Elsie Conover, Phyllis Gustafson and Pat Parent. Complimentary wine-tasting will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call 541-665-7004 for information.
ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER: "Elegant Forms/Expressionistic Space," an exhibit of fine-art furniture by Don DeDobbeleer, Julian Hamer and Alec williamson and turned wood vessels by Dan Tilden of Siskiyou Woodworkers Guild, along with abstract paintings by Arthur Roskofsky, will open Friday, Dec. 3, and run through Dec. 24 at the gallery and art center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. A reception for the artists will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call 541-772-8118 or see www.roguegallery.org.
HOLIDAY ART SALE: Rogue Community College's FireHouse Gallery will host its annual holiday-gift art sale through Friday, Dec. 10. There will be an eclectic collection of pottery, glass, paintings, jewelry, scarves, wood turnings and more. A First Friday art night reception with live music by Herm Wyatt will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at the gallery, 214 S.W. Fourth St., Grants Pass. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. See www.roguecc.edu/galleries or call 541-956-7489 or 541-956-7339.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY FUNDRAISER: A Whimsical Wonderland dinner and auction to benefit American Cancer Society will be held from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Rogue Valley Country Club, 2660 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Live music and dancing, plus a raffle for an original painting by Frank Rinna, are included. Cost is $125 per person. Call 541-772-1614 for reservations.
EAGLE POINT HOLIDAY CELEBRATION: A tree-lighting ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Bob Moore Park on Main Street. Afterward, Santa will lead a children's parade to Eagle Point City Hall and give away candy and stuffed animals. Bring your own camera for photos with Santa. Chili and deep-fried elephant ears will be available at 5 p.m. at the Eagle Point Lions Club. Eagle Point Community Association will sponsor a holiday-decorating contest for businesses and homes. Entry forms will be available at Eagle Point City Hall and Upper Rogue Independent. Call 541-944-2446 for information.
SQUARE DANCE: The Star Promenaders host an easy, mainstream dance at 7:30 p.m. the first Friday of every month at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is by donation. Call 541-665-5940.
BALLROOM DANCE PARTY: Dancing will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at The Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Nightclub two-step and waltz lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. No partner or sign-ups required. Admission is $8, $6 after 8:30 p.m. and for youths. See www.evergreenballroom.com or call 541-826-8000.
Saturday, Dec. 4
BOOK SALE: Jacksonville Friends of the Library will hold a Christmas book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at the library, 340 W. C St. Call 541-899-1665.
SATURDAY FUN AT THE LIBRARY: Teens can learn the art of bookmaking from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-6413.
WINTER HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: Make old-fashioned holiday decorations and enjoy light refreshments at an open house to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Talent Historical Society and Museum, 105 N. Market St. Holiday gift items and the 2010 Talent Centennial Best Buckle will be available. Call 541-512-8838 for information.
Sunday, Dec. 5
MUSICIANS SWAP MEET: The 13th annual Musicians Swap Meet will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. The event is sponsored by Cabin Fever Sound. Tables cost $12 to $20 and can be reserved by calling 541-482-4830.
THE HERITAGE OF OPERA: Vintage costumes from various operas performed by the Metropolitan Opera in New York City will be displayed from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at Valley View Winery, 1000 Upper Applegate Road, Jacksonville. Webster Young, former director of Long Island Opera in New York and an Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship Award winner, will present a talk about the history of opera. Noel Koran, artistic director for Rogue Opera, will discuss the group's upcoming performance of "La Traviata." Appetizers and a no-host wine bar will follow the presentations. Call 541-608-6400 or see www.rogueopera.org for information.
SCIENCE TALK: Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute in Mountain View, Calif., will discuss the institute's search for other living things in our universe at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, in the Meese Auditorium in the Art Building on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Call 541- 482-6767 for information.
Monday, Dec. 6
MONDAY AFTERNOON MOVIE SERIES: Check out the book "How to Train Your Dragon" and then watch the movie by the same name from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Rated PG, the film is about the 10-year-old son of a Viking chief who must capture a dragon as a rite of passage; free, with snacks served. Call 541-535-7090.
Wednesday, Dec. 8
WOMEN'S LUNCHEON: Rogue Valley Women's Connection will host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, in the Ministries Center behind First Church of the Nazarene, 1974 E. McAndrews Road, Medford. Guest speaker Jody Kemple Smith will present "The Most Splendid Gift of All Time!" South Medford High School Chamber Choir will perform. Cost is $15. For reservations, call 541-245-1652 or 541-855.7695.
Thursday, Dec. 9
POTLUCK DINNER AND TALK: Botanist Frank Lang will present "Elmar Ivan Applegate: The Erythronium Man" during a potluck dinner to be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Talent Community Center, 206 E. Main St. Applegate was known for his work on trout lilies, or Erythronium. Bring a dish to share, table service and packets of seeds for a native-plant seed exchange. Call 541-941-3744 for information.
CALL TO POETS: Poets of all types may sign up for an open-mic session at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at Downtowne Coffee House, 200 Talent Ave., Talent. Sign-ups are at 6:30 p.m. Call 541-512-1007.