John Roden, Southern Oregon University Biology Department chairman, will present “Why Do Quaking Aspen Quake?” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the SOU Science Auditorium, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. This talk will include a variety of ideas about the selective advantage of leaf flutter in aspen as well as a discussion on how physiological ecologists probe these questions in long-lived organisms. Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-552-6341 or email at email@example.com.
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.
Pet Adoption: The South Coast Humane Society will host a National PetSmart Adoption Weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, through Sunday, Nov. 11, at PetSmart, 3279 Crater Lake Hwy, Medford. Eight shelters and rescue organizations will be present with a variety of adoptable animals. On Saturday, Nov. 10, a bounce house will be available for children, along with food and treats. See petsmartcharities.org
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.
Science Lecture: John Roden, Southern Oregon University Biology Department chairman, will present “Why Do Quaking Aspen Quake?” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the SOU Science Auditorium, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. This talk will include a variety of ideas about the selective advantage of leaf flutter in aspen as well as a discussion on how physiological ecologists probe these questions in long-lived organisms. Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-552-6341 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will hold a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Rellik Winery, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival: The sixth annual film festival, a screening of select adventure and environmental films, will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. The evening will kick off with a happy hour, live music, silent auction, food and beverages. Films begin at 6 p.m. with keynote speaker Katherine Luscher, a training director with Waterkeeper Alliance and a short presentation from Rogue Riverkeeper staff. The event is a benefit for Rogue Riverkeeper. For tickets and information, see rogueriverkeeper.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.
Saturday, Nov. 10
Talent Garden Club: The club will hold a special meeting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Dave Munson from Soil Salvation will share his knowledge of soil and the products he creates for use in gardens and orchards. Email email@example.com.
Mountain Stars Quilt Guild: The guild will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Live Oak Grange, 120 Gardiner St., Rogue River. Lunch will be held at 11 a.m. featuring soup and pumpkin desserts. A business meeting starts at noon. Win fat quarters by bringing in a striped patterned quarter. Long time quilter Peggy Gelbrich will speak during the business meeting. A quilting craft session will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Learn how to make a quilted cotton microwave bowl cozy; bring two 10-inch squares of 100 percent cotton and one 10-inch square of 100 percent cotton batting. See msquilters.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pet Adoption: An SoHumane pet adoption day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at South Medford Grange Co-Op, 2531 South Pacific Highway, Medford. More than 50 dogs recently rescued from Northern California on the Saving Train will be arriving before 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 atsohumane.org. Call 541-779-3215 for information.
Lego Builder Time: Children ages 4 through 12 can build with Legos from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the Ruch library, 7919 Highway 238. Lego Duplo brinks will be provided for younger children. Call 541-899-7438 or see jcls.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.
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.
Game Club: Play Scrabble, chess or cribbage for free from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, Nov. 11
Breakfast: 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.
Jane Austen Society: The group will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Author Collins Hemingway will present a paper on “Persuasion,” followed by discussion. Tea will be served. Call 541-482-3262.
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.
Monday, Nov. 12
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.
Center for the Visual Arts: New fall exhibits will be displayed through Thursday, Nov. 29 in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. “koan,” photography by M.a.z., and “Acts of Gradual Progression,” by Sheila Lam and Bridget Quinn, will be displayed in the Retzlaff Gallery in the SOU Art Building. In the Marion Ady Building, “Feminine Strength,” by Madeleine Farber, Clee Ferris and Syd Rvinsky, will be displayed in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; “Interphalangeal Florals,” by Megan Ross and Syd Rvinsky, will be in the Art Department Chairs Gallery; “Spoon Theory,” by Milo Sunday Violet, in the Boise-Cascade Gallery; and an exhibit by beginning drawing students will be in the Jeld Wen Gallery. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. See facebook.com/cvagalleries or call 541-552-8315.
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.
Homework Hub: Children 5 through 12 who need help with homework, studying and comprehension can drop in and work with small groups and experienced tutors from 3 to 5 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Admission is free, and one-on-one sessions are available with advanced scheduling. Call 541-774-8678.
Children’s Chess Club: Kids 5 and older can play chess from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 541-774-6995 or see jcls.org.
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.
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: Sharon L. Dean will discuss her fourth novel, “Leaving Freedom,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
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, Nov. 13
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.
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 email@example.com call 541-482-2629.
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.
Art Exhibit: Phil Young will exhibit his collection of acrylic paintings “Narratives,” at the Medford Main Library, 205 S. Central Ave., through January. Young worked for Disney Inc. before he retired and now teaches at RCC and is a member of Art Presence in Jacksonville.
Rogue Valley Rovers: Chapter 37 of the Escapees RV Club will hold its monthly informational meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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, Nov. 13, professor Maynard Moe will present “Kern County, Crossroad of Biodiversity.” Moe will show why Kern County hosts a great diversity of species, second only to the state of Hawaii. He will provide a brief explanation of the Central California county’s biodiversity, supported by photography and descriptions of a few exceptional Kern County plants. See siskiyousummits.weebly.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.
Southern Oregon Photographic Society: Howard Hunt of Medford will present “Image Improvement in Photoshop”at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Town Hall at Twin Creeks Retirment Community, 888 Twin Creeks Crossing, Central Point. Hunt will work through a series of images with Photoshop to improve image quality and impact. Blending options and techniques useful in compositing two or more images will also be covered. Admission is free.
Wednesday, Nov. 14
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, historian Jan Wright will present “Oregon Outcast John Beeson: Indian Rights Activist” at noon Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. John Beeson spoke out when he witnessed the Indian Wars in Southern Oregon in the 1850s. 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.
Poetry Night: Share original poems, works by favorite poets, or listen to others read during an evening of poetry at 6 p.m Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. See jcls.org or call 541-855-1994.
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. 15
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.
Ice Skating: The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink will be open every day through Feb. 18. Skate rentals, snacks and hot drinks are available. Call 541-488-9189 or see ashland.or.us/IceRink for schedule and admission information.
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.
After-School Chess Club: Teens and children 7 and older can play chess from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.