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Look for salmon returning to Bear Creek at the 14th annual Bear Creek Salmon Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Enjoy live music preformed by Montana Soul, games and activities, spin-casting lessons, a demonstration of Native American traditional salmon cooking, displays and activities with members from local tribes as well as opportunities to learn about wildlife habit and how to protect it. Refreshments will be available from Daddy Ramen’s food truck. Admission is free. See bearcreeksalmonfestival.net or call 541-488-6606.

Things to do: Friday, Oct. 5

Look for salmon returning to Bear Creek at the 14th annual Bear Creek Salmon Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Enjoy live music preformed by Montana Soul, games and activities, spin-casting lessons, a demonstration of Native American traditional salmon cooking, displays and activities with members from local tribes as well as opportunities to learn about wildlife habit and how to protect it. Refreshments will be available from Daddy Ramen’s food truck. Admission is free. See bearcreeksalmonfestival.net or call 541-488-6606.

Friday, Oct. 5

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.

Book Nook Sale: A book sale is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Friday at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. Look for new and gently used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds help fund programs, activities and library collections. Call 541-878-2270 or see jcls.org.

Color Happy Fridays: Coloring sessions for adults will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Coloring supplies will be provided. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.

Family Storytime: Award-winning storyteller Christopher Leebrick will perform a mix of stories from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Admission is free and recommended for children ages 6 and older. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.

Living History Tour: Meet early settlers during a one-hour tour through Jacksonville’s historic cemetery Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6. Costumed actors will stand graveside to portray the spirits of Jacksonville’s departed and discuss life in the mid to late 1800s and early 1900s. Tours start every 15 minutes from 3:30 to 6:15 p.m. Admission is $15, $5 for kids 12 and younger, or $35 for two adults and up to three children. For reservations and additional information, see friendsjvillecemetery.org or call 541-826-9939.

Science Lecture: Jim Hatton, Southern Oregon University mathematics chair, will present “ Truth and Statistics: Beyond the Replication Crisis” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the SOU Science Auditorium, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-552-6341 or email at tuckera1@sou.edu.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will hold a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Jackson Creek Pizza Co., 317 E. Main St., Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

Silent Disco: Silent Movement will host its Silent Disco in the Park from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Butler Band Shell in Lithia Park in Ashland. Local DJs will spin a mix of music. Rent a pair of wireless headphones for a $5, then roam freely from the bandshell to the playground, the plaza and beyond. Bring a can of food for the Ashland Emergency Food Bank for a spot in the express check-out line. Call 541-488-5340 or see ashlandparksandrec.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.

Ashland Playback Theater: This improvisational group will host “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Share your personal stories, feelings and experiences and see them acted out by the theater troupe. Call 408-393-8553.

Saturday, Oct. 6

German Cars and Coffee: Owners of German and European cars and enthusiasts meet from 8 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of the 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.

Grants Pass Giant Flea Market: Rogue Gem and Geology Club will hold its second annual giant flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Fruitdale Grange, 1440 Parkdale Drive, Grants Pass. Find rough and polished rocks, handcrafted jewelery, tools and more. Call 541-770-9459.

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.

Blackstone Publishing Family Fair: Blackstone Publishing, formerly Blackstone Audio, will hold its annual Warehouse Sale and Family Fair fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Blackstone facility, 31 Mistletoe Road, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Mistletoe Road, Ashland. The sale will offer hundreds of new CD audio books, hardcover and paperback books for $5 each. Other activities include a dunk tank, ring toss, bounce slide, carnival games, a live DJ, food and face painting. For a chance to record during the fair and audition to be a narrator, register at blackstonepublishing.com/warehousesale. All profits from the event go to supporting local media outlets, JPR and SOPTV. Call 541-488-6035, ext. 1035, or email donald.follmer@blackstoneaudio.com.

Book Sale: The Talent Library club will hold a pay-what-you-want book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Look for new or gently used books, DVDs, CDs and puzzles. Proceeds help fund programs, activities and library collections. Call 541-535-4163.

Central Point Woodcarvers Show: Carving styles — carving in the round, deep relief carving and bark carving — will be demonstrated during Central Point Woodcarvers’ sixth annual show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St. Admission is free, and non-perishable food donations will be accepted for the Central Point Senior Center. Wood and carving supplies will be available, along with raffle items. Call 541-944-4535 or see centralpointwoodcarvers.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.

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.

Bear Creek Salmon Festival: Look for salmon returning to Bear Creek at the 14th annual Bear Creek Salmon Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Enjoy live music preformed by Montana Soul, games and activities, spin-casting lessons, a demonstration of Native American traditional salmon cooking, displays and activities with members from local tribes as well as opportunities to learn about wildlife habit and how to protect it. Refreshments will be available from Daddy Ramen’s food truck. Admission is free. See bearcreeksalmonfestival.net or call 541-488-6606.

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

Slime Sessions: Children are invited to make slime of all sorts from 12:30 to 2 p.m. every Saturday in October at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. See jcls.org or call 541-664-3228.

Film Screening and Lecture: The Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University and ShakespeareAMERICA will present “Shakespeare Behind Bars,” a lecture and film, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Meese Auditorium in the Art Building at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Professor Niels Herold will present a short lecture, “Transformative Play in Pericles Behind Bars.” The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the director of the prison performance shown in the film. Admission is free. Call 541-552-8196 or email at stewartv@sou.edu.

The Tell-Tale Heart: Storyteller Christopher Leebrick will present Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” along with other tales from around the world and facts about Poe’s life and writing, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Jacksonville library, 340 W. C St. The lecture is not recommended for ages 12 and younger. See jcls.org or call 541-899-1665.

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.

Music Lecture: Daniel Stephens and Judith Kennedy will present “Baroque Dance Rhythms” from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at The Dance Space, 280 E. Hersey St, Ashland. The presentation will examine baroque dance music through the medium of steps, patterns and dances from the period. Admission is free. Library Tour: The Southern Oregon Historical Society will offer free tours of its research archive library from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the library, 106 N. Central Ave., Medford. The collection includes the original 1883 Medford town plan, the Pinto Colvig (Bozo the Clown) papers, and the Peter Britt collection of 5000 glass plate negatives and prints, along with thousands of original newspapers, maps and photographs. Following the tour, vistors can ask questions, conduct research, or ask library volunteers to retrieve particular documents, photos or files. Regular library hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 541-773-6536.

Mutt Strut: The Gibson Real Estate Group will host its Mutt Strut from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at Garfield Park, located on the corner of E. Main St. and Garfield St. in Ashland. Look for a pet costume contest, dog tricks and a dog doppelganger contest. Bring pet food and treats, or new pet items to donate to Southern Oregon Humane Society. Email at dannagibson@johnlscott.com.

Pride at the Library: LGBTQIA community leaders Lori Henriksen, Gina DuQuenne and Liz James will share their perspectives, experiences, and answer questions during a Pride discussion panel “Pride at the Library: The Living Archive,” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.

Dinner for the Wild: KS Wild will host their annual “Dinner for the Wild (and Scenic)” from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites and Convention Center, 2525 Ashland St., Ashland. Zach Collier, a river runner and outfitter based in Hood River, will be the keynote speaker. Collier will discuss the 50th Anniversary of the creation of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, sharing his experience of exploring all of Oregon’s 58 Wild and Scenic rivers. Live music will be performed by Eight Dollar Mountain. Also look for silent and live auctions. See kswild.org for tickets.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Jacksonville Farmers Market: The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 15 at the Historic Jacksonville Courthouse, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. More than 70 vendors offer local produce, fresh-baked goods, naturally raised beef, local seafood, beverages, treats, prepared foods, arts and crafts. Live music begins at 11:30 a.m. Pets are allowed. See jville.market.

Nature Presentation: Jolie Elan of the Go Wild Institute will present “Going Nuts for Oaks: Ethnobotany and Cuisine of the Might Oak” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Learn how to identify local oaks and about their ecology and ethnobotany. A hands-on playshop to handcraft acorn flour and taste acorn cakes will follow. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Admission is $30. To register, see northwestnatureshop.com or call 541-482-3241.

Northwest Bird Club: Owners of pet birds 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.

Wings and Wine Gala: Ashland’s Klamath Bird Observatory will host its Wings and Wine Gala from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. The gala will include a silent and live auction, storytelling by Debra Zaslow, music by 8 Dollar Mountain Trio, an art gallery featuring local artists, food, beer and wine. For tickets, see klamathbird.org.

Monday, Oct. 8

Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at branches of Jackson County libraries. See jcls.org.

Center for the Visual Arts: New fall exhibits featuring student and community artists are on display in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, on the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for Lindee Newman’s collection “Capturing Motion” in the Retzlaff Gallery; a collection curated by Madeleine Farmer & Paige Gerhard “Treasures of the Backroom” in the Thorndike Gallery; a group exhibition of SOU students, alumni and community artist’s work “The Tiny Art Show” in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; Anna McGrath’s “Altered Exposure” in the Boise-Cascade Gallery; and Sam Marroquin’s work “Sam Marroquin: Social Conscience” in the Art Department Chairs Gallery. The exhibit will be displayed through Thursday, Oct. 25. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-621-6605.

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 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 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 ages 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.

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.

Empty Bowls Supper: Options for Southern Oregon will host an Empty Bowls Supper fundraiser at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Parkway Christian Center in the Hull Center, 229 N.E. Beacon Drive, Grants Pass. 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 $30. Tickets can be purchased at Options for Southern Oregon, 1215 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, or at optionsonline.org. Also look for a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit Options for Southern Oregon and Josephine County Food Bank. Email at ssmall@optionsonline.org or call 541-476-2373.

Siskiyou Koi and Pond Club: Those interested in koi and koi ponds can attend a potluck meeting at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month. Club meetings are held to educate, support and assist other members with the hobby. Learn about building a pond or solving problems in an existing pond. Call 541-772-8721 or 541-601-5525 for directions to the meetings and information.

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.

Poetry Reading: Irish poet Ciaran O’Driscoll will read a selection of poems from his published works at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

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.

The Ashland Country Dancers: English and Scottish country dancing will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays in the Dance Space, 280 E. Hersey St., No. 10, Ashland. These community dance forms inspired square and contra dances. Instruction is available and no partner is necessary. Admission is $4.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

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 Ashland National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See rvgrowersmarket.com.

ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum: A variety of interactive science exhibits are available at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Find upcoming events, shows and activities at scienceworksmuseum.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $12, $10 for ages 2 through 12 and 65 and older. Admission is $3 the first Sunday of every month. See scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.

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. Email at jpurcell2629@charter.netor call 541-482-2629.

Rogue Valley Rovers: Chapter 37 of the Escapees RV Club will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Elmer’s Restaurant, 2000 Biddle Road, Medford. The club chapter encompasses all of Southern Oregon. Call 541-659-7208 for reservations.

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.

Friends Book Club: This book group meets at 1:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Read the books, then join in the discussions. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.

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.

Halloween Origami: Kids between 5 through 12 can make Halloween-inspired origami from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Refreshments will be provided. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Book Chat: This 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.

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.

Rock Garden Society: The Siskiyou Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society meets at 7 p.m. 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. On Tuesday, Oct. 9, Ali Sarlak will present “The People, Landscapes and Alpine Plants of Iran.” Sarlak recently returned to his native Iran on a plant-seeing trip will share views of these rare plants in his program, along with insights into Iran’s history, culture and geography. See siskiyousummits.weebly.com.

Aviation Presentation: The Medford Squadron of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol, will host speaker June Rittenhouse, who will present “The Original 8” about the first airline stewardesses, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Medford Civil Air Patrol Hanger, 5060 Cirrus Drive, Medford. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

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: 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 541-482-4692.

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.

History Lecture: Part of the Windows in Time history lecture series, Joe Peterson, former lecturer at Southern Oregon University, will present “What To Do? The October 1918 Killer Flu Hits Southern Oregon” at noon Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. October 1918 remains the deadliest month in American history. Learn what Medford and Ashland public officials did to address the crisis. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.

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.

Afternoon Movies: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Free refreshments are available. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.

Yarnia: A knitting and crochet group for all ages meets at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Materials and instruction are provided or you can bring your own supplies. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.

Writer’s Critique: A writing critique will be held at 5 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. The group is open to eight writers of any genre with work in progress. Participants must present their own writing for supportive critiques, 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 541-855-1994.

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.

Film Screening: Southern Oregon Animal Rights Society will hold a screening of the film “Hungry For Change,” on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the film starting at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided. The screening is part of SOARS’ “Food for Life: Nutrition Science Revealed” film series. Email food.is.life.film.series@outlook.com or see soarsonline.org.

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.

Thursday, Oct. 11

Medford Growers Market: Fresh and organic produce, crafts and food carts are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in Hawthorne Park, corner of East Jackson and Hawthorne streets, Medford. See rvgrowersmarket.com.

Line Dancing: Jeannette Bournival leads line dancing Thursdays at the Medford Senior Center, 510 E. Main St. Beginners meet at 1 p.m. and intermediate dancers meet at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $3. No partners necessary. Call 541-857-6819 or see jbournival.wordpress.com.

Phoenix Book Club: Discuss books on selected topics at 2 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Phoenix Library, 510 W. First St. Readers can read fiction or nonfiction about selected monthly topics. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6408.

Spanish Conversation: English speakers learning Spanish can attend free conversationals from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-744-6996.

Cribbage: Cribbage games start at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Twin Creeks Retirement Community, 888 Twin Creeks Crossing, Central Point. Entry is $5. Call 541-664-2611.

Comedy Improv Sessions: Mighty Medford Improv-ers host free improvisational comedy sessions from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays through December at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. All levels of experience are welcome. Email forinfoman44@gmail.com for information.

Men’s Barbershop Singing: Men interested in singing four-part harmonies can meet with the Rogue Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Society from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. See rvhsings.com or call 541-840-2055.

Open Mic: The Rogue Valley chapter of the Oregon Poetry Association will hold its monthly open-mic reading Thursday, Oct. 11, at Downtowne Coffee House, 200 Talent Ave., Talent. Sign up begins at 6:30 p.m. and readings begin at 7 p.m. This month’s suggested theme is “Discoveries.” Call 541-512-1007.

Author Talk: Ellen Notbohm will discuss her debut novel “The River by Starlight” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Dart Tournament: Dart matches for skilled and novice players start at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. Entry is $5, and the pub will match the pot up to $50. Call 541-482-6414.

Trivia Night: Smithfields Pub & Pies hosts free trivia games from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Call 541-482-7437.

Game Knights: No matter what kind of “knight” you are, there is a board game to play at 8 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. All ages welcome until 11 p.m. Call 541-482-6414.

Friday, Oct. 12

Bear Creek Salmon Walk: Join Michael Dotson, KS Wild’s development director, for an easy walk from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 12, beginning at Lynn Newbry Park, located in Talent near Interstate 5’s Exit 21. Learn about migrating Chinook salmon, their habitat and behavior, and look for an exciting natural show of local wild salmon spawning. Space is limited and reservations are required. To register and meet-up location see kswild.org.

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.

Book Nook Sale: A book sale is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Friday at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. Look for new or gently used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds help fund programs, activities and library collections. Call 541-878-2270 or see jcls.org.

Color Happy Fridays: Coloring sessions for adults will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Coloring supplies will be provided. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.

Preschool Puppet Theatre: See what Brenda Bear and friends are up to at 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of each 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.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will hold a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at JD Sports Pub and Brewery, 690 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

Haunted History Tour: Hear about “restless” former residents of Jacksonville during a one-hour walking tour at 6, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45 or 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, at the Jacksonville Visitors Center, 185 N. Oregon St., Jacksonville. Friday tours feature brothels, epidemics, and hangings. Saturday tours highlight arson, saloons, and Oregon’s oldest Chinatown. Both tours include haunted houses. Admission is $5, and reservations are required. Call 541-245-3650 or email at info@historicjacksonville.org.

Square Dance: Rogue Squares 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 each month at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is $6. Bring finger food. Call 541-660-8020.

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.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Family Gallery Day: The Schneider Museum of Art will offer a free family day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month through December, at the Schneider Museum of Art,on the Souther Oregon University campus, 555 Indiana St., Ashland. Look for the collection “Terrain: The Space Between” in the Entry Gallery; Patrick Collier’s work “Field Burns” in the Main Gallery, and works by Susan Murrell and Carl Diehl, “Outland About” in the Heiter and Treehaven galleries. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245.

Pet Adoption: Coldwell Banker Pro West Real Estate and Southern Oregon Humane Society will host an adoption day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at PetSmart, 3279 Crater Lake Highway, Medford. Dogs will be arriving on the Saving Train from central California prior to the adoption event. These are healthy, adoptable pets who have been overlooked or have run out of time or space at overcrowded shelters. All dogs will be up-to-date on routine vaccinations, flea and tick preventative, dewormed, microchipped and spayed or neutered. Adoptable dogs and cats can be viewed at sohumane.org. Call 541-779-3215 for information.

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.

Ashland Mushroom Fair: Join the Northwest Nature Shop and local mushroom experts, enthusiasts and connoisseurs to explore the world of mushrooms from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Look for craft and activity booths, food trucks, demonstrations, and opportunities for local mushroom walks with expert and photographer Mike Potts. See northwestnatureshop.com or call 541-482-3241.

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.

Bilingual Story Time: A combined English and Spanish story time is held at noon Saturdays at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. Call 541-864-8880 or see jcls.org.

Family Art Day: Kids and families can create and explore art from noon to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each 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.

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

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 at 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, September through June, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. All skill levels are welcome. Email at Just4this716@gmail.com or call 541-292-7879.

Library Tour: The Southern Oregon Historical Society will offer free tours of it research archive library from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the library, 106 N. Central Ave., Medford. The collection includes the original 1883 Medford town plan, the Pinto Colvig (Bozo the Clown) papers, and the Peter Britt collection of 5000 glass plate negatives and prints, along with thousands of original newspapers, maps and photographs. Following the tour, visitors can stay and ask questions, conduct research, or ask library volunteers to retrieve particular documents, photos or files. Regular library hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 541-773-6536.

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, Oct. 14

Breakfast: The Lake Creek Grange will host a breakfast and farmers market from 8 to 10 a.m. the second Sunday of each 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.

Jacksonville Farmers Market: The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 15 at the Historic Jacksonville Courthouse, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. More than 70 booths will offer local produce, fresh baked goods, naturally raised beef, local seafood, beverages, treats, prepared foods, arts and crafts. Live music begins at 11:30 a.m. Pets are allowed. See jville.market.

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. Also visit the park’s new butterfly garden. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. See ci.medford.or.us.

History Presentation: Local historian Jeff LaLande will present “Dixie of the Pacific Northwest: Southern Oregon During the Civil War” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. LaLande will discuss the intense local hostility and occasional threats of violence between those in our region who supported the North and those who were sympathetic to the Southern cause. Particular Southern Oregon individuals and episodes are discussed within the broader historical context of the war. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.

LUKEs: An instructive, play-together ukulele session will be held at 2:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Sessions will be led by Barbara Meredith, Patty Devon and Marlene Riegel of the Plaza Players. Ukulele kits are available to checkout from the Medford library for three weeks at time, with two possible renewals. Sheet music with uke chords and refreshments will be provided. 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.day, Oct. 5

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.

Book Nook Sale: A book sale is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Friday at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. Look for new and gently used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds help fund programs, activities and library collections. Call 541-878-2270 or see jcls.org.

Color Happy Fridays: Coloring sessions for adults will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Coloring supplies will be provided. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.

Family Storytime: Award-winning storyteller Christopher Leebrick will perform a mix of stories from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Admission is free and recommended for children ages 6 and older. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.

Living History Tour: Meet early settlers during a one-hour tour through Jacksonville’s historic cemetery Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6. Costumed actors will stand graveside to portray the spirits of Jacksonville’s departed and discuss life in the mid to late 1800s and early 1900s. Tours start every 15 minutes from 3:30 to 6:15 p.m. Admission is $15, $5 for kids 12 and younger, or $35 for two adults and up to three children. For reservations and additional information, see friendsjvillecemetery.org or call 541-826-9939.

Science Lecture: Jim Hatton, Southern Oregon University mathematics chair, will present “ Truth and Statistics: Beyond the Replication Crisis” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the SOU Science Auditorium, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-552-6341 or email at tuckera1@sou.edu.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will hold a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Jackson Creek Pizza Co., 317 E. Main St., Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

Silent Disco: Silent Movement will host its Silent Disco in the Park from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Butler Band Shell in Lithia Park in Ashland. Local DJs will spin a mix of music. Rent a pair of wireless headphones for a $5, then roam freely from the bandshell to the playground, the plaza and beyond. Bring a can of food for the Ashland Emergency Food Bank for a spot in the express check-out line. Call 541-488-5340 or see ashlandparksandrec.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.

Ashland Playback Theater: This improvisational group will host “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Share your personal stories, feelings and experiences and see them acted out by the theater troupe. Call 408-393-8553.

Saturday, Oct. 6

German Cars and Coffee: Owners of German and European cars and enthusiasts meet from 8 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of the 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.

Grants Pass Giant Flea Market: Rogue Gem and Geology Club will hold its second annual giant flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Fruitdale Grange, 1440 Parkdale Drive, Grants Pass. Find rough and polished rocks, handcrafted jewelery, tools and more. Call 541-770-9459.

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.

Blackstone Publishing Family Fair: Blackstone Publishing, formerly Blackstone Audio, will hold its annual Warehouse Sale and Family Fair fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Blackstone facility, 31 Mistletoe Road, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Mistletoe Road, Ashland. The sale will offer hundreds of new CD audio books, hardcover and paperback books for $5 each. Other activities include a dunk tank, ring toss, bounce slide, carnival games, a live DJ, food and face painting. For a chance to record during the fair and audition to be a narrator, register at blackstonepublishing.com/warehousesale. All profits from the event go to supporting local media outlets, JPR and SOPTV. Call 541-488-6035, ext. 1035, or email donald.follmer@blackstoneaudio.com.

Book Sale: The Talent Library club will hold a pay-what-you-want book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Look for new or gently used books, DVDs, CDs and puzzles. Proceeds help fund programs, activities and library collections. Call 541-535-4163.

Central Point Woodcarvers Show: Carving styles — carving in the round, deep relief carving and bark carving — will be demonstrated during Central Point Woodcarvers’ sixth annual show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St. Admission is free, and non-perishable food donations will be accepted for the Central Point Senior Center. Wood and carving supplies will be available, along with raffle items. Call 541-944-4535 or see centralpointwoodcarvers.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.

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.

Bear Creek Salmon Festival: Look for salmon returning to Bear Creek at the 14th annual Bear Creek Salmon Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Enjoy live music preformed by Montana Soul, games and activities, spin-casting lessons, a demonstration of Native American traditional salmon cooking, displays and activities with members from local tribes as well as opportunities to learn about wildlife habit and how to protect it. Refreshments will be available from Daddy Ramen’s food truck. Admission is free. See bearcreeksalmonfestival.net or call 541-488-6606.

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

Slime Sessions: Children are invited to make slime of all sorts from 12:30 to 2 p.m. every Saturday in October at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. See jcls.org or call 541-664-3228.

Film Screening and Lecture: The Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University and ShakespeareAMERICA will present “Shakespeare Behind Bars,” a lecture and film, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Meese Auditorium in the Art Building at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Professor Niels Herold will present a short lecture, “Transformative Play in Pericles Behind Bars.” The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the director of the prison performance shown in the film. Admission is free. Call 541-552-8196 or email at stewartv@sou.edu.

The Tell-Tale Heart: Storyteller Christopher Leebrick will present Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” along with other tales from around the world and facts about Poe’s life and writing, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Jacksonville library, 340 W. C St. The lecture is not recommended for ages 12 and younger. See jcls.org or call 541-899-1665.

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.

Music Lecture: Daniel Stephens and Judith Kennedy will present “Baroque Dance Rhythms” from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at The Dance Space, 280 E. Hersey St, Ashland. The presentation will examine baroque dance music through the medium of steps, patterns and dances from the period. Admission is free. Library Tour: The Southern Oregon Historical Society will offer free tours of its research archive library from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the library, 106 N. Central Ave., Medford. The collection includes the original 1883 Medford town plan, the Pinto Colvig (Bozo the Clown) papers, and the Peter Britt collection of 5000 glass plate negatives and prints, along with thousands of original newspapers, maps and photographs. Following the tour, vistors can ask questions, conduct research, or ask library volunteers to retrieve particular documents, photos or files. Regular library hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 541-773-6536.

Mutt Strut: The Gibson Real Estate Group will host its Mutt Strut from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at Garfield Park, located on the corner of E. Main St. and Garfield St. in Ashland. Look for a pet costume contest, dog tricks and a dog doppelganger contest. Bring pet food and treats, or new pet items to donate to Southern Oregon Humane Society. Email at dannagibson@johnlscott.com.

Pride at the Library: LGBTQIA community leaders Lori Henriksen, Gina DuQuenne and Liz James will share their perspectives, experiences, and answer questions during a Pride discussion panel “Pride at the Library: The Living Archive,” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.

Dinner for the Wild: KS Wild will host their annual “Dinner for the Wild (and Scenic)” from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites and Convention Center, 2525 Ashland St., Ashland. Zach Collier, a river runner and outfitter based in Hood River, will be the keynote speaker. Collier will discuss the 50th Anniversary of the creation of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, sharing his experience of exploring all of Oregon’s 58 Wild and Scenic rivers. Live music will be performed by Eight Dollar Mountain. Also look for silent and live auctions. See kswild.org for tickets.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Jacksonville Farmers Market: The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 15 at the Historic Jacksonville Courthouse, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. More than 70 vendors offer local produce, fresh-baked goods, naturally raised beef, local seafood, beverages, treats, prepared foods, arts and crafts. Live music begins at 11:30 a.m. Pets are allowed. See jville.market.

Nature Presentation: Jolie Elan of the Go Wild Institute will present “Going Nuts for Oaks: Ethnobotany and Cuisine of the Might Oak” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Learn how to identify local oaks and about their ecology and ethnobotany. A hands-on playshop to handcraft acorn flour and taste acorn cakes will follow. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Admission is $30. To register, see northwestnatureshop.com or call 541-482-3241.

Northwest Bird Club: Owners of pet birds 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.

Wings and Wine Gala: Ashland’s Klamath Bird Observatory will host its Wings and Wine Gala from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. The gala will include a silent and live auction, storytelling by Debra Zaslow, music by 8 Dollar Mountain Trio, an art gallery featuring local artists, food, beer and wine. For tickets, see klamathbird.org.

Monday, Oct. 8

Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at branches of Jackson County libraries. See jcls.org.

Center for the Visual Arts: New fall exhibits featuring student and community artists are on display in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, on the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for Lindee Newman’s collection “Capturing Motion” in the Retzlaff Gallery; a collection curated by Madeleine Farmer & Paige Gerhard “Treasures of the Backroom” in the Thorndike Gallery; a group exhibition of SOU students, alumni and community artist’s work “The Tiny Art Show” in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; Anna McGrath’s “Altered Exposure” in the Boise-Cascade Gallery; and Sam Marroquin’s work “Sam Marroquin: Social Conscience” in the Art Department Chairs Gallery. The exhibit will be displayed through Thursday, Oct. 25. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-621-6605.

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 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 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 ages 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.

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.

Empty Bowls Supper: Options for Southern Oregon will host an Empty Bowls Supper fundraiser at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Parkway Christian Center in the Hull Center, 229 N.E. Beacon Drive, Grants Pass. 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 $30. Tickets can be purchased at Options for Southern Oregon, 1215 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, or at optionsonline.org. Also look for a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit Options for Southern Oregon and Josephine County Food Bank. Email at ssmall@optionsonline.org or call 541-476-2373.

Siskiyou Koi and Pond Club: Those interested in koi and koi ponds can attend a potluck meeting at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month. Club meetings are held to educate, support and assist other members with the hobby. Learn about building a pond or solving problems in an existing pond. Call 541-772-8721 or 541-601-5525 for directions to the meetings and information.

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.

Poetry Reading: Irish poet Ciaran O’Driscoll will read a selection of poems from his published works at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

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.

The Ashland Country Dancers: English and Scottish country dancing will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays in the Dance Space, 280 E. Hersey St., No. 10, Ashland. These community dance forms inspired square and contra dances. Instruction is available and no partner is necessary. Admission is $4.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

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 Ashland National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See rvgrowersmarket.com.

ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum: A variety of interactive science exhibits are available at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Find upcoming events, shows and activities at scienceworksmuseum.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $12, $10 for ages 2 through 12 and 65 and older. Admission is $3 the first Sunday of every month. See scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.

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. Email at jpurcell2629@charter.netor call 541-482-2629.

Rogue Valley Rovers: Chapter 37 of the Escapees RV Club will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Elmer’s Restaurant, 2000 Biddle Road, Medford. The club chapter encompasses all of Southern Oregon. Call 541-659-7208 for reservations.

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.

Friends Book Club: This book group meets at 1:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Read the books, then join in the discussions. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.

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.

Halloween Origami: Kids between 5 through 12 can make Halloween-inspired origami from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Refreshments will be provided. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Book Chat: This 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.

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.

Rock Garden Society: The Siskiyou Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society meets at 7 p.m. 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. On Tuesday, Oct. 9, Ali Sarlak will present “The People, Landscapes and Alpine Plants of Iran.” Sarlak recently returned to his native Iran on a plant-seeing trip will share views of these rare plants in his program, along with insights into Iran’s history, culture and geography. See siskiyousummits.weebly.com.

Aviation Presentation: The Medford Squadron of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol, will host speaker June Rittenhouse, who will present “The Original 8” about the first airline stewardesses, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Medford Civil Air Patrol Hanger, 5060 Cirrus Drive, Medford. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

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: 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 541-482-4692.

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.

History Lecture: Part of the Windows in Time history lecture series, Joe Peterson, former lecturer at Southern Oregon University, will present “What To Do? The October 1918 Killer Flu Hits Southern Oregon” at noon Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. October 1918 remains the deadliest month in American history. Learn what Medford and Ashland public officials did to address the crisis. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.

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.

Afternoon Movies: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Free refreshments are available. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.

Yarnia: A knitting and crochet group for all ages meets at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Materials and instruction are provided or you can bring your own supplies. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.

Writer’s Critique: A writing critique will be held at 5 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. The group is open to eight writers of any genre with work in progress. Participants must present their own writing for supportive critiques, 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 541-855-1994.

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.

Film Screening: Southern Oregon Animal Rights Society will hold a screening of the film “Hungry For Change,” on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the film starting at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided. The screening is part of SOARS’ “Food for Life: Nutrition Science Revealed” film series. Email food.is.life.film.series@outlook.com or see soarsonline.org.

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.

Thursday, Oct. 11

Medford Growers Market: Fresh and organic produce, crafts and food carts are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in Hawthorne Park, corner of East Jackson and Hawthorne streets, Medford. See rvgrowersmarket.com.

Line Dancing: Jeannette Bournival leads line dancing Thursdays at the Medford Senior Center, 510 E. Main St. Beginners meet at 1 p.m. and intermediate dancers meet at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $3. No partners necessary. Call 541-857-6819 or see jbournival.wordpress.com.

Phoenix Book Club: Discuss books on selected topics at 2 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Phoenix Library, 510 W. First St. Readers can read fiction or nonfiction about selected monthly topics. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6408.

Spanish Conversation: English speakers learning Spanish can attend free conversationals from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-744-6996.

Cribbage: Cribbage games start at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Twin Creeks Retirement Community, 888 Twin Creeks Crossing, Central Point. Entry is $5. Call 541-664-2611.

Comedy Improv Sessions: Mighty Medford Improv-ers host free improvisational comedy sessions from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays through December at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. All levels of experience are welcome. Email forinfoman44@gmail.com for information.

Men’s Barbershop Singing: Men interested in singing four-part harmonies can meet with the Rogue Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Society from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. See rvhsings.com or call 541-840-2055.

Open Mic: The Rogue Valley chapter of the Oregon Poetry Association will hold its monthly open-mic reading Thursday, Oct. 11, at Downtowne Coffee House, 200 Talent Ave., Talent. Sign up begins at 6:30 p.m. and readings begin at 7 p.m. This month’s suggested theme is “Discoveries.” Call 541-512-1007.

Author Talk: Ellen Notbohm will discuss her debut novel “The River by Starlight” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Dart Tournament: Dart matches for skilled and novice players start at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. Entry is $5, and the pub will match the pot up to $50. Call 541-482-6414.

Trivia Night: Smithfields Pub & Pies hosts free trivia games from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Call 541-482-7437.

Game Knights: No matter what kind of “knight” you are, there is a board game to play at 8 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. All ages welcome until 11 p.m. Call 541-482-6414.

Friday, Oct. 12

Bear Creek Salmon Walk: Join Michael Dotson, KS Wild’s development director, for an easy walk from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 12, beginning at Lynn Newbry Park, located in Talent near Interstate 5’s Exit 21. Learn about migrating Chinook salmon, their habitat and behavior, and look for an exciting natural show of local wild salmon spawning. Space is limited and reservations are required. To register and meet-up location see kswild.org.

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.

Book Nook Sale: A book sale is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Friday at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. Look for new or gently used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds help fund programs, activities and library collections. Call 541-878-2270 or see jcls.org.

Color Happy Fridays: Coloring sessions for adults will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Coloring supplies will be provided. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.

Preschool Puppet Theatre: See what Brenda Bear and friends are up to at 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of each 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.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will hold a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at JD Sports Pub and Brewery, 690 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

Haunted History Tour: Hear about “restless” former residents of Jacksonville during a one-hour walking tour at 6, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45 or 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, at the Jacksonville Visitors Center, 185 N. Oregon St., Jacksonville. Friday tours feature brothels, epidemics, and hangings. Saturday tours highlight arson, saloons, and Oregon’s oldest Chinatown. Both tours include haunted houses. Admission is $5, and reservations are required. Call 541-245-3650 or email at info@historicjacksonville.org.

Square Dance: Rogue Squares 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 each month at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is $6. Bring finger food. Call 541-660-8020.

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.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Family Gallery Day: The Schneider Museum of Art will offer a free family day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month through December, at the Schneider Museum of Art,on the Souther Oregon University campus, 555 Indiana St., Ashland. Look for the collection “Terrain: The Space Between” in the Entry Gallery; Patrick Collier’s work “Field Burns” in the Main Gallery, and works by Susan Murrell and Carl Diehl, “Outland About” in the Heiter and Treehaven galleries. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245.

Pet Adoption: Coldwell Banker Pro West Real Estate and Southern Oregon Humane Society will host an adoption day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at PetSmart, 3279 Crater Lake Highway, Medford. Dogs will be arriving on the Saving Train from central California prior to the adoption event. These are healthy, adoptable pets who have been overlooked or have run out of time or space at overcrowded shelters. All dogs will be up-to-date on routine vaccinations, flea and tick preventative, dewormed, microchipped and spayed or neutered. Adoptable dogs and cats can be viewed at sohumane.org. Call 541-779-3215 for information.

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.

Ashland Mushroom Fair: Join the Northwest Nature Shop and local mushroom experts, enthusiasts and connoisseurs to explore the world of mushrooms from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Look for craft and activity booths, food trucks, demonstrations, and opportunities for local mushroom walks with expert and photographer Mike Potts. See northwestnatureshop.com or call 541-482-3241.

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.

Bilingual Story Time: A combined English and Spanish story time is held at noon Saturdays at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. Call 541-864-8880 or see jcls.org.

Family Art Day: Kids and families can create and explore art from noon to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each 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.

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

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 at 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, September through June, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. All skill levels are welcome. Email at Just4this716@gmail.com or call 541-292-7879.

Library Tour: The Southern Oregon Historical Society will offer free tours of it research archive library from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the library, 106 N. Central Ave., Medford. The collection includes the original 1883 Medford town plan, the Pinto Colvig (Bozo the Clown) papers, and the Peter Britt collection of 5000 glass plate negatives and prints, along with thousands of original newspapers, maps and photographs. Following the tour, visitors can stay and ask questions, conduct research, or ask library volunteers to retrieve particular documents, photos or files. Regular library hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 541-773-6536.

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, Oct. 14

Breakfast: The Lake Creek Grange will host a breakfast and farmers market from 8 to 10 a.m. the second Sunday of each 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.

Jacksonville Farmers Market: The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 15 at the Historic Jacksonville Courthouse, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. More than 70 booths will offer local produce, fresh baked goods, naturally raised beef, local seafood, beverages, treats, prepared foods, arts and crafts. Live music begins at 11:30 a.m. Pets are allowed. See jville.market.

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. Also visit the park’s new butterfly garden. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. See ci.medford.or.us.

History Presentation: Local historian Jeff LaLande will present “Dixie of the Pacific Northwest: Southern Oregon During the Civil War” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. LaLande will discuss the intense local hostility and occasional threats of violence between those in our region who supported the North and those who were sympathetic to the Southern cause. Particular Southern Oregon individuals and episodes are discussed within the broader historical context of the war. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.

LUKEs: An instructive, play-together ukulele session will be held at 2:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Sessions will be led by Barbara Meredith, Patty Devon and Marlene Riegel of the Plaza Players. Ukulele kits are available to checkout from the Medford library for three weeks at time, with two possible renewals. Sheet music with uke chords and refreshments will be provided. 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.

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