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Ron Campbell, President of Central Point Woodcarvers, shows the front side of a bird house he’s creating. [Mail Tribune / Andy Atkinson]

Things to do: Friday, October 26

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.

Friday, Oct. 26

Book Sale: A book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. Look for new and gently used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds help fund programs, activities and library collections. Call 541-855-1994 or see jcls.org.

Jacksonville Carvers: The club meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays for carving and coffee at the Jacksonville library, 340 West C St. 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.

Halloween Art Exhibit: Art Presence Art Center, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will open its annual “October Imaginarium,” an artfully twisted Halloween exhibit showing through Sunday, Oct. 28. The venue is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Call 541-941-7057.

Science Presentation: The Southern Oregon University Chemistry Club will present “Fall into Chemistry” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the SOU Science Auditorium, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Watch as chemists light up pumpkins, freeze-dry marshmallows and more in this interactive presentation. 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. 26, at 4 Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main Street, Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

Documentary: The Talent Zero Waste Team and Southern Oregon Master Recyclers in Action will present the second documentary in it film series, “No Impact Man,” at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Jackson County Fire District No. 5, 5811 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. The film follows author Colin Beavan, who went completely “green,” in order to send a message about saving the planet by giving up virtually all the pleasures of modern day living, in a life-consuming effort to completely remove his environmental impact. Call 541-535-9055.

Open House: Art&Soul Gallery will hold an open house to celebrate its 20th anniversary at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Art & Soul Gallery, 247 E. Main St., Ashland. Live music will be preformed by Beth and Craig Martin and Todd Ragland. Refreshments will be provided. Call 541-326-6960 or see artandsoulgallery.com.

Sip & UpCycle: Create a two-sided holiday sign or fan-blade dragonfly while enjoying pizza and a glass of wine, beer or soda from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Habitat for Humanity Administrative Office, 2201 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Admission is $25 at the door. See roguevalleyhabitat.org or call 541-779-198.

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. 27

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.

Rogue Valley Invent 2018: Makers, tinkerers, inventors and the curious are invited to Invent 2018, a science, technology, engineering, art and math focused event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Small Business Development Center and Dutch Bros. headquarters, adjacent to Southwest Fourth and Southwest G streets, Grants Pass. Look for art cars, robotics, drones, solar oven cooking, virtual reality, displays and hands-on activities. Local bands will perform live music in the Dutch Bros. lot. The event will offer a preview of the Rogue Innovation Hub, a downtown creative maker space and technical innovation hub. Call 541-450-6014 or email at sseereiter@grantspassoregon.gov.

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.

Waggin’ Tales Used Book Sale: Friends of the Animal Shelter’s pay-what-you-want book sale will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Jackson County Animal Services, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Book purchases, made by cash or check only, support FOTAS programs. Call 917-602-9074.

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.

Teen Movie Matinee: Teens can watch a scary movie from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

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, 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.

Movie Night: A free family movie night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at American Legion Post No. 15, 100 E. Jackson St., Medford. Refreshments will be served and prizes will be available. No alcoholic beverages will be served. Call 541-601-9241.

Sunday, Oct. 28

Halloween at Railroad Park: Visitors are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the park, at Table Rock Road and Berrydale Avenue in Medford. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. This is the last day the park will be open until April. See ci.medford.or.us.

Seed Swap: A fall seed swap will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Bring organic and heirloom seeds to trade and old, unviable seeds to create seed mandalas. Call 535-1854.

Art Salon: Local artists will present digital images of their work and discuss the evolution of their art at 2 p.m. the last Sunday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. On Sunday, Oct. 28, still life, floral and figurative paintings by Michael Lynn Adams will be featured. Call 541-774-6996.

Friendship Force: Members of Friendship Force of Southern Oregon will talk about their international and domestic trips at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Royal Mobile Estates Clubhouse, 1055 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. Friendship Force is a nonprofit cultural organization focused on promoting understanding and cultural education through home stays. Admission is free. Call 541-896-1232 or see ffsoregon.org.

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.

The X-Rays 1897: An screening of short Halloween films from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries will be shown at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in the Meese Auditorium of the Art Building, 555 Indiana St., at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Also see modern music videos, 1930’s animation and films from Poland, France, Japan, England and the US. Most films are nonviolent, however there will be some films will show blood. Admission is free. Call 541-301-3859.

Monday, Oct. 29

Schneider Museum of Art: “Terrain: The Space Between,” from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation, featuring work by Vija Celmins, Judy Pfaff and Ed Ruscha in the Entry Gallery, along with 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, will be displayed through Jan. 5 at the Schneider Museum of Art, 555 Indiana St., at Southern Oregon University. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-6245.

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

Color Mondays: 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.

United Nations Program: Southern Oregon University’s United Nations Club will host speaker Russy Sumariwalla, who will present “State of the World According to the United Nations,” and speaker Jim Phillips, presenting “Honduras: In Dangerous Times,” from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in the Meese Room of the Hannon Library on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Light refreshments will be served. Call 541-660-8088.

Pub Trivia: Family-friendly games of trivia are available from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at 4 Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main St., Medford. Participation is free, and there are prizes for winning teams. Call 541-779-4455.

Clog Dances: Dance with the Misty Mountain Cloggers at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Southern Oregon Performing Arts Center, 930 Summit Ave., Medford. Instruction is available. Admission is $8. Call 541-772-1431.

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.

Presentation: Catie Faryl will share her artwork and offer a dialogue about current topics at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Using humor, satire, colorful paintings and ironic prose, she presents images to facilitate a discussion about climate change, job creation, stewardship of the planet and social and political issues. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

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.

Halloween Preschool Storytime: Hear Halloween stories then decorate a trick-or-treat bag at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Coloring and Cookies: Coloring is available from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Coloring supplies and refreshments are provided. Call 541-826-3313 or see jcls.org.

Medford Cribbage Tournament: Compete at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 2640 E. Barnett Road, Medford. Admission is $4.50. Call 541-773-2898.

Ballroom Dancing: Keyboard and horn player Dave Flick plays live music for ballroom dancing at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Dance instruction is are offered for $3, sign-ups at 12:15 p.m., and begins promptly at 12:30 p.m. 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.

Library Halloween Party: Come dressed in your costume and make a Halloween craft from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Applegate library, 18485 N. Applegate Road. Treats will be provided. See jcls.org or call 541-846-7346.

Cribbage Club: The American Cribbage Club hosts players at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Table Rock Mobile Home Park Events Center, 2385 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is $7. Call 541-973-2508.

Sweet Adelines: The Southern Oregon Sound Chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an a cappella chorus for women, offers instruction on vocal technique, musical accuracy and showmanship. Rehearsals are from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. The group, under the direction of Martha Segura, performs locally and in an annual regional competition. Call 541-595-8247 or see southernoregonsoundchorus.com.

Trivia Night: Tuesday Night Team Trivia is held at 7 p.m. at Louie’s Restaurant, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free, and winning teams will receive prizes. Call 541-482-9701.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

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.

Library Trick-or-Treat: Dress up in costume and trick-or-treat throughout the library from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

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

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.

Rum Tum Music: Wear your Halloween costume, sing and dance to tunes performed by Rum Tum Music at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.

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

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.

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

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, Nov. 1

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 are at 1 p.m. and intermediate dancers are at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $3. No partners necessary. Call 541-857-6819 or see jbournival.wordpress.com.

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.

Stamp Club: The Southern Oregon Philatelic Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church, 607 W. Main St., Medford, for its fall auction of stamps, postal history, cachet covers and collecting supplies. Refreshments will be served. Call 541-770-1689.

Comedy Improv Sessions: Mighty Medford Improv-ers host free improvisational comedy practice from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The sessions are led by Thomas Hartmann, new to the Rogue Valley from Chicago where he trained with Second City. 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.

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.

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