Friday, June 8
Preschool Puppet Theatre: See what Brenda Bear and friends are up to at 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of every month at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $6. A short environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show and playtime. A snack and craft or activity will follow. No late seating is allowed.
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 will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every 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.
Author Talk: Marilyn K.S. Wilbur will share from her book “I Am This, Feeling Out Loud,” at 1 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6408.
Slopes & Trails : Slopes & Trails will hold a free meet-and-greet social at 5 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Schmidt Family Vineyards, 330 Kubli Road, Grants Pass. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
Silent Disco: Silent Movement will host its third annual Silent Disco in the Park from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the Butler Bandshell in Lithia Park in Ashland. Rent a pair of wireless headphones for a $5 donation then roam freely from the bandshell to the playground, the plaza and beyond. Local DJs will at the band shell spinning a variety of music. Bring a can of food for the Ashland Emergency Food Bank and get in the express check-out line. Call 541-488-5340 or see ashlandparksandrec.org.
Square Dance: Rogue Squares will host advanced square dancing at 6:30 p.m., pre-rounds at 7:30 p.m. and mainstream dancing with plus tips at 8 p.m. the second Friday of every month, at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is $6. Bring finger food. Call 541-660-8020.
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, June 9
German Cars and Coffee: Owners of German and European cars and enthusiasts meet from 8 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month, April through October, in the Brammo parking lot, 300 W. Valley View Road, Talent. Complimentary coffee and donuts are provided. See snikwahmotorwerks.com or call 541-227-1758.
Civil War Reenactment: Witness a battle between forces of the Union and Confederacy Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10 at Joseph Stewart State Park Day Use Area, 35211 Highway 62, Trail. You can walk through camps on both sides and visit with civilian historians willing to impart their own perspectives on the war, such as war-torn civilians caught in the middle, hucksters, and soldiers attempting to survive. The Cascade Civil War Society will open its camps from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, with battle reenactments at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. On Sunday, camps will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with battles at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission is by donation. Call 541-865-3683.
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.
Doll Show: The Dolls of the Attic club will hold a doll show and sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Rogue Valley Christian Church, 1440 Oakdale Ave., Medford. The sale will feature dolls, bears, furniture, clothes and other related items. Also look for displays of collectors’ favorite dolls, door prizes and a raffle for a Betsy McCall doll with accessories. Admission is $2, children 12 and younger get in free.
History Saturday in the Cemetery: Guided walking tours start at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month through Aug. 11 at Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery, located at the top of Cemetery Road. On Saturday, June 9, the program “Oregon Trail” will focus on the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Call 541-826-9939 or see friendsjvillecemetery.org.
Open Studio Tours: The first Medford Open Studio Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10. Local artists will open their studios to art enthusiasts, offer demonstrations and discuss their techniques. Admission is free. Maps are available at Rogue Art Gallery, Art du Jour, Central Art Supply and at participating studios. Start the tour at 2006 Springbrook Road, Medford, where six artists will display artwork. Call 458-225-9376.
Spring Garden Tour: The Medford branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its tenth annual Spring Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Tour through five private gardens in Eagle Point and Medford as well as the chalets and gardens at Eagle Point Golf Club. Tickets are $20 for adults, free for children 12 and younger, and are available at Grange Co-op locations, the Blue Door in Jacksonville, Heaven Scent Flowers and Gifts in Eagle Point, Heather Cove Gifts and Flowers in Shady Cove, Penny and Lulu’s Studio Florist in Medford and at each of the gardens on the day of the tour. Proceeds will be used for educational opportunities for local women and girls. For garden addresses see medford-or.aauw.net.
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.
Living History Tour: Actors representing the early Rogue Valley Beekman family will talk about life from the late 1800s into the 1930s Depression during tours of the Beekman home beginning every 20 minutes between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. the first, second and fifth Saturday of every month through September, at the Beekman House, 470 E. California St., Jacksonville. Tour admission is $3. Call 541-245-3650 or email email@example.com.
McKee Bridge Day: Celebrate Historic McKee Bridge’s 101 anniversary from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 9, at McKee Bridge Day Use Area. Look for arts, crafts and food vendors, history displays, antique car show an more. Live music provided by Old Time Fiddlers. From Jacksonville, OR, travel 6.5 miles south on Highway 238 to Ruch. From Ruch, turn left on to Upper Applegate Road (County Road 859). Continue south approximately 8 miles to McKee Bridge Day Use Area.
Pet Adoption: Southern Oregon Humane Society will host a special adoption day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Southern Oregon Humane Society Adoption Center, 2910 Table Rock Road, 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. Adoptable dogs and cats can be viewed at www.sohumane.org. For more information, call 541-779-3215.
Family Art Day: Kids and families can create and explore art from noon to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of every month at Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. All ages are welcome and materials are provided. Admission is free. No preregistration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 541-772-8118 or see roguegallery.org.
Surveying Sasquatch: Doug Devine of Pacific Survey will present an original, unreleased video of an unidentified creature in the Marble Mountain Wilderness, along with forensic analysis of the footage at noon Saturday, June 9, at the Rogue River Library, 412 E. Main St. See jcls.org or call 541-864-8850.
Bilingual Story Time: A combined English and Spanish story time is at noon Saturdays at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. Call 541-864-8880 or see jcls.org.
Woodcarvers Club: Woodcarvers offer instruction for carvers of all ages from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. Admission is $5. Call 541-944-4535 or see centralpointwoodcarvers.com.
Scrabble Club: Play for free from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Emigrant Lake Water Slide: Cool off with a ride down one of the 280-foot water slides at Emigrant Lake. Slides are open from noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays beginning Memorial Day weekend. Operating days expand to Thursday through Monday from noon to 6 p.m. beginning Friday, June 15, through Labor Day. The cost to use the slide for 1½ hours is $6 on weekdays and $7 on weekends. A three-hour pass costs $10 on weekdays and $12 on weekends. See jacksoncountyor.org or call 541-774-8183.
Movie Matinee: Family-friendly films are shown from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. Free popcorn is served. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
Wii Teens: Kids 11 and older can play a Wii video games from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
Saturday Handweavers Guild: Those interested in weaving, spinning and other fiber arts can meet from 1 to 3:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, June through September, at the Jacksonville Library, 170 S. Oregon Street. All skill levels are welcome. Call 541-282-3040.
Japanese Field Day: The Japanese Association of Southern Oregon will host a Undoukai, or Japanese field day, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Fitchiner Mainwaring Park, 334 Holmes Ave., Medford. This family-friendly event starts with traditional Japanese warm-up moves followed by races, tug-of-war, hanging doughnut eating contest and more. All equipment will be provided. Admission is $5, $3 for students or $10 per family. See ja-so311.org or call 541-944-5144.
Open Jam Session: Carl Howard hosts jam sessions from 1 to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of every month at The Landing, 820 Laurel St., Butte Falls. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. No alcohol or smoking is allowed. Call 541-865-3344.
Star Promenaders: The club hosts A-1 and A-2 dancing from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of every month at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Pre-rounds are from 7:30 to 8 p.m. and plus dancing is from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Square-dance attire is appreciated. Bring finger food to share. Suggested donation is $4. Call 541-855-7884.
Star Party: Learn about mythology, how to locate constellations and some interesting types of objects found within these star patterns from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Look through telescopes to view planets, stars and a galaxy. Admission is free but registration is required. See ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.
Sunday, June 10
Breakfast: The Lake Creek Grange will host a breakfast and farmers market from 8 to 10 a.m. the second Sunday of every month at the grange, 1565 S. Fork Little Butte Road, Lake Creek. Biscuits and gravy, waffles, pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, fruit, juice coffee and tea will be served. Cost $7; $3 for children. Look for local jams, breads, pickles, crafts and more. Call 541-951-5681.
Car Club: The Stray Cats Car Club of Jacksonville meets for coffee, donuts and vintage cars at 9 a.m. Sundays in the parking lot of Ray’s Market, 401 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville.
Jacksonville Farmers Market: The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Sunday through Oct. 15 on the grounds of the Historic Jacksonville Courthouse, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, with more than 70 booths. You’ll find local produce, fresh baked goods, naturally raised beef, local seafood, beverages, treats, prepared foods, arts, crafts and live music. Music begins at 11:30 a.m. Pets are allowed. See jville.market.
Wildflowers and Wine: Friends of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument will host a day of wildflowers and wine featuring naturalist Jeanine Moy from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10. This two-part event begins with a guided hike at Grizzly Peak, where you learn can about the diversity of wildflowers that are found within the monument. After the hike, participants will head to Belle Fiore Winery in Ashland for wine tasting and discussion. Learn basic wildflower identification tips and play wildflower bingo. Tickets are $30 and include the wine tasting fee. Registration is required and carpooling will be arranged. See cascadesiskiyou.eventbrite.com.
Medford Railroad Park: The park, at Table Rock Road and Berrydale Avenue in Medford, will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of every month through October. Visitors can ride diesel trains and a motor car, see unique model railroad layouts and the Hogwarts Express, send and receive telegrams, tour historical railroad equipment and more. A new butterfly garden feature is open at the park this year. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. See ci.medford.or.us.
Jane Austen Society: The group will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Discussion will focus on Austen’s teenage work, “Lesley Castle.” There will also be a report on Emma Clery’s book, “Jane Austen, the Banker’s Sister.” Tea will be served. Call 541-482-3262.
Sundays at the Farm: Visit historic Hanley Farm from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 2. Bring a picnic and tour the house and gardens. Also look for children’s activities, craft vendors, music and more. Admission to the farm is free. Farmhouse tours are given from 1 to 3 p.m.. Admission for the tours is $5, $3 for kids 12 and younger.
Alpacas and Accordions: The 10th annual Alpacas and Accordions Celebration will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Alpacas at Lone Ranch, 13856 Weowna Way (off Highway 234) between Eagle Point and Shady Cove. Admission is by donation of one can of food per person for the Eagle Point Food Project. Light refreshments will be served and accordion enthusiasts will play jazz, Cajun, ethnic, classical, polka, waltz and tango music. Local spinners will create yarn from alpaca fleece and tours of the alpacas will be held. Please bring a chair. Kids are welcome. Dogs are not allowed. Call 541-821-8071.
Music Presentation: Margaret Warren, instructor and licensed therapist will give a free interactive presentation “Got Music?” exploring the healing aspects of music from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6980.
Old-Timers Car Club: The Rogue Valley Old Timers Car Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the IOOF Odd Fellows Hall at 1130 Hazel St., Central Point. Membership is open to anyone with a vehicle 30 years of age or older. Club activities include tours, restoration of old cars, and general fellowship. Call 541-227-3030.
Community Chant: Explore chants from various global traditions at 4 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of every month at the Jacksonville Community Center, 160 E. Main St. No singing experience is necessary. Admission by donation. Call 707-382-8641.
Monday, June 11
Center for the Visual Arts: New spring exhibits featuring student artists will be displayed through Friday, June 15, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, on the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for Andrew Youngblood’s collection “Entering the Infinite” in the Retzlaff Gallery; Keaton Garnett’s work “Dialectical Existence” in the Thorndike Gallery; a group exhibition of SOU student work throughout the Meyer Memorial Gallery, Boise-Cascade Gallery, Art Department Chairs Gallery and JELD WEN Gallery; and Matthew Spurlock’s “Silhouette Forest” in the Semi-Private Studios Gallery. . Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-621-6605.
Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at branches of Jackson County libraries. See jcls.org.
Color Mondays: Coloring sessions for adults will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Coloring supplies will be provided. Call 541-744-6996 or see jcls.org.
Stitchers of All Kinds: Bring your needle-craft supplies and participate in embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, knitting, crocheting and more at 10 a.m. Mondays at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Call 541-864-8850 or see jcls.org.
Kid Time!: Kids in elementary school and younger can explore interactive exhibits and learn about the history of Oregon, construction and engineering, water systems and more at Kid Time! 106 N. Central Ave., Medford. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $6 for adults, $10 for kids. Call 541-772-9922 or see kid-time.org.
Line Dancing for Seniors: Line dancing for adults 60 and older is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Advanced line dancing is from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the center. Admission is $2. Call 541-488-5342.
Movie Classics: Classic films will be shown at 1 p.m. Mondays at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
Children’s Chess Club: Kids 5 and older can play chess from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 541-774-6995 or see jcls.org.
Pub Trivia: Family-friendly games of trivia are 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.
Author Talk: Daniel Mark will discuss his book “Sharing Jerusalem: A Peace Agreement” at 7 p.m. Monday, June 11, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Tuesday, June 12
Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market: Fresh and organic produce, crafts and food trucks are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum: The museum features a variety of interactive science exhibits at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. See upcoming events, shows and activities at scienceworksmuseum.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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. Bring a sack lunch. Call 541-779-2912.
Rogue Valley Rovers: Chapter 37 of the Escapees RV Club will hold its monthly informational meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, at Elmer’s Restaurant, 2000 Biddle Road, Medford. The club chapter encompasses all of Southern Oregon. For reservations, call 541-659-7208.
Coloring and Cookies: Coloring is available from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Coloring supplies and refreshments are provided. Call 541-826-3313 or see jcls.org.
Medford Cribbage Tournament: Compete at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 2640 E. Barnett Road, Medford. Admission is $4.50. Call 541-773-2898.
Ballroom Dancing: Keyboard and horn player Dave Flick plays live music for ballroom dancing at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. First-time visitors can dance for free, otherwise it’s $5. No partners are required. Call 541-664-3176.
Children’s Movies: Free kids’ films are shown at 2:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Free snacks are available. Call 541-535-7090 or see jcls.org.
Spanish/English Conversation Group: English speakers learning Spanish and Spanish speakers learning English can attend a free conversation hour from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. See jcls.org or call 541-535-4163.
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.
Book Chat: A book group meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Read the books, then join in the discussions. Refreshments are served. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
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.
Tuesday Evening Cemetery Stroll: A different part of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery will be explored from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month through Aug. 14. The cemetery is at the top of Cemetery Road. The guided tours are free, although donations are accepted. Wear comfortable shoes. Call 541-826-9939 or see friendsjvillecemetery.org.
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, June 13
Garden Tour: North Mountain Park offers free tours of its demonstration gardens at 9:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month through August. Learn about herb, heirloom and butterfly gardens during the hour-long tours. Admission is free but registration is required. See ashland.or.us or call 541-488-6606.
Jacksonville Museum Quilters: The group meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 425 Middle St., Jacksonville. Call 541-941-2463.
Hands-All-Around Quilters: Visitors can work on individual projects or sew quilts for charity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-732-0141.
Lithia Park Nature Walks: Naturalists lead free, 90-minute walks through Lithia Park at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays through September. Saturday walks are available in July and August. Learn about the plants, trees, animals, water, geology and history of the park. Meet at the park entrance on Winburn Way across from the downtown Ashland Plaza. No registration required. Call 541-488-5340.
History Lecture: Part of the “Windows in Time” history lecture series, Dennis Ellingson will present “Gone Beneath the Waters: Lost Creek Lake Villages,” at noon Wednesday, June 13, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Learn about the villages of McLeod and Laurelhurst which existed along the banks of the Upper Rogue, but were drowned out when the Lost Creek dam and lake were put in. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
Lunchtime Movies: Free movies are shown from noon to 2:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Refreshments are provided. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
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 a supportive critique, as well as provide the same to fellow writers. Group members commit to reading five pages per month of each group member’s work. Registration is required. See jcls.org or call 541-855-994.
Ballet Barre: Dance with the Medford Civic Ballet at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dance Arts Center, 9 Hawthorne St., Medford. Instruction is available. Admission is $8. Call 541-772-1362.
Trivia Night: Howiee’s on Front hosts trivia games from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at 16 N. Front St., Medford. Call 541-773-5767.
Thursday, June 14
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.
Daniel Meyer Pool: The outdoor pool at 1705 Homes Ave. in Ashland is open into early September. For information on swim schedules and lessons, see ashland.or.us/swim.
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.
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 elect to read fiction or nonfiction about selected monthly topics. Upcoming topics include “Oregon” on June 14, “food” on July 12, and “vacation” on August 9. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6408.
Spanish/English Conversation Group: English speakers learning Spanish and Spanish speakers learning English can attend a free conversation meeting 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.
Open Mic: The Rogue Valley chapter of the Oregon Poetry Association will hold its monthly open-mic-without-a-mic reading at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Downtowne Coffee House, 200 Talent Ave., Talent. Sign-ups begin at 6:30. This month’s suggested theme is “Dads and Flag Day.” Call 541-512-1007.
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.