Things to do: Friday, Jan. 4


    Southern Oregon Photographic Association will host a slide show and discussion by photographer Deb Harder at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the Town Hall at Twin Creeks Retirement Community, 888 Twin Creeks Crossing, Central Point. Harder traveled to Iceland; Provence, France; Bavaria, Germany; Olympic National Park; Washington state; and Bishop, California, in 2018 . She also will talk about her many portrait projects. Admission is free.

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

    First Friday Craft: Make seasonal craft projects the first Friday of every month from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Applegate library, 18485 N. Applegate Road. Refreshments will be provided. See jcls.org or call 541-846-7346.

    Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will hold a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Immortal Spirits Distillery, 141 S. Central Ave., Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.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, Jan. 5

    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.

    AAUW Meeting: The American Association of University Women will meet at 10 am on Saturday, Jan. 5, in the Rogue Credit Union, 1330 Poplar Drive, Medford. A short program, Learning Through Collaboration and Competition, will be presented by Dusty Rittenbach and the Rogue Community College’s Engineers Club. The featured program, Butte Creek Mill Rebuilding and Restoration, will be presented by Maryann Pitcher. AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research, with membership offered to women and men who hold degrees from four-year or two-year accredited colleges or universities. Email heath_disco@yahoo.com or b.goldfein10@gmail.com for information.

    Slime Sessions: Children are invited to make slime of all sorts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Applegate library, 18485 N. Applegate Road. See jcls.org or call 541-846-7346.

    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 bricks 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 at noon Saturdays at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. Call 541-864-8880 or see jcls.org.

    Woodcarvers Club: Woodcarvers offer instruction from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St. The first visit is free, then club dues are $5 a month. 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.

    Music in the Library: Flutist Lisa Nichols, pianist Joseph Yungen and clarinetist Gwen Hutchings will perform trio sonatas by C.P.E. Bach, Bohuslav Martinu’s sonata for flute and piano, and other pieces from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Jacksonville library, 340 W. C St. Yungen is winner of the Audience Favorite Award at the 2008 Seattle International Piano Competition, among many others. Nichols performs with the SYZYGY new music ensemble and others, and Hutchings has performed with the Rogue Valley Symphony, Britt Orchestra and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Admission is free. 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.

    Art Exhibit: Art Presence Art Center will host a reception for its annual “Naked Art,” an exhibit of artwork without frames or mats, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the art center, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. The venue is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Call 541-941-7057.

    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 ask questions, conduct research or ask library volunteers to retrieve particular documents, photos or files. Library hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 541-773-6536.

    Sunday, Jan. 6

    Ice Skating: The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink will be open every day through Feb. 18, weather permitting. Skate rentals, snacks and hot drinks are available. Call 541-488-9189 or see ashland.or.us/IceRink for schedule and admission information.

    Jane Austen Society: The group will hold its annual planning meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Reports on recent books will be given. Tea will be served. Call 541-482-3262.

    Northwest Bird Club: Owners of pet birds meet at 1 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at Rogue Valley Meadows, 2385 Table Rock Road, Medford. Refreshments are provided. Call 541-826-4133.

    Monday, Jan. 7

    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.

    Ashland Garden Club: Ashland Parks Department Superintendent Mike Oxendine will present a talk at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. Oxendine is certified by the International Society of Arboriculture Arborist and serves on the City of Ashland Tree Commission. He will share the stories he sees in the leaves, trunks, and habitat of the trees in the living laboratory of Ashland’s parks. Admission is free. See ashlandorgardenclub.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.

    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.

    Author Talk: Clive Rosengren will discuss his novel, “Martini Shot: An Eddie Collins Mystery,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 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, Jan. 8

    ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum: Interactive science exhibits for kids of all ages are available at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Find 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: Learn weaving, spinning and other fiber arts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month through June with the Rogue Valley Handweavers Guild at the First Presbyterian Church, 456 W. Pine St., Central Point. Email at jpurcell2629@charter.net or call 541-482-2629.

    Art Exhibit: Phil Young will display his collection of acrylic paintings, titled “Narratives,” through January at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Young worked for Disney Inc. before he retired. He teaches at Rogue Community College and is a member of Art Presence in Jacksonville.

    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. Lessons are offered for $3. Registration is at 12:15 p.m. with lessons beginning 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.

    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.

    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, Jan. 8, Frank Callahan will present “Rare and Champion Trees of Southwest Oregon.” Callahan will talk about searching for champion trees in the state of Oregon. He has found 19 champion trees in the state, determined by measuring height, diameter and circumference. He will explain what it takes to declare a champion tree and talk about some of his local discoveries, including not only big trees but also range extensions for trees rarely found in Oregon. See siskiyousummits.weebly.com.

    Southern Oregon Photographic Association: The camera club will host photographer Deb Harder, who will discuss and present a slide show of her travels in 2018, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the Town Hall at Twin Creeks Retirement Community, 888 Twin Creeks Crossing, Central Point. Harder traveled to Iceland; Provence, France; Bavaria, Germany; Olympic National Park; Washington state; and Bishop, California. She also will talk about her many portrait projects. Admission is free.

    Wednesday, Jan. 9

    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.

    Calligraphy Exhibit: The Calligraphers’ Guild will present “Haikus” Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Art Presence Art Center, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. Artist Fu-you Long will discuss and demonstrate calligraphy at noon. The art center is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Call 541-941-7057.

    History Lecture: Part of the Windows in Time history lecture series, land surveyor Roger Roberts will present “Discovering Abandoned Cemeteries: Locating Unmarked Graves” at noon Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Roberts will report on the progress the Rogue Valley Genealogy Society cemetery committee has made in locating abandoned burial sites since the first report in 2012. The method of locating an unmarked grave will be demonstrated during Roberts’ lecture. Call 541-774-8679 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.

    Book Sale: Book sales are held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Look for new or gently-used books, DVDs and CDs. Call 541-826-3313 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. Writers 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.

    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, Jan. 10

    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 select topics at 2 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Phoenix Library, 510 W. First St. Readers can choose fiction or nonfiction as 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.

    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.

    Author Talk: Octavio Solis will discuss his debut memoir, “Retablos: Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

    Stafford Poetry Celebration: Join in the 22nd annual commemoration of late Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, in the Meese Room at the Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Diana Morley, Jim Flint, Lisa Baldwin, Philip Newton, Richard Lehnert and Alma Rosa Alvarez will read poety to honor Stafford. Audience members are invited to join in and share their favorite Stafford poem. Admission is free. Call 541-552-6816 or email at libraryevents@sou.edu for information.

    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, Jan. 4

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

    First Friday Craft: Make seasonal craft projects the first Friday of every month from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Applegate library, 18485 N. Applegate Road. Refreshments will be provided. See jcls.org or call 541-846-7346.

    Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will hold a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Immortal Spirits Distillery, 141 S. Central Ave., Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.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, Jan. 5

    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.

    AAUW Meeting: The American Association of University Women will meet at 10 am on Saturday, Jan. 5, in the Rogue Credit Union, 1330 Poplar Drive, Medford. A short program, Learning Through Collaboration and Competition, will be presented by Dusty Rittenbach and the Rogue Community College’s Engineers Club. The featured program, Butte Creek Mill Rebuilding and Restoration, will be presented by Maryann Pitcher. AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research, with membership offered to women and men who hold degrees from four-year or two-year accredited colleges or universities. Email heath_disco@yahoo.com or b.goldfein10@gmail.com for information.

    Slime Sessions: Children are invited to make slime of all sorts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Applegate library, 18485 N. Applegate Road. See jcls.org or call 541-846-7346.

    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 bricks 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 at noon Saturdays at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. Call 541-864-8880 or see jcls.org.

    Woodcarvers Club: Woodcarvers offer instruction from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St. The first visit is free, then club dues are $5 a month. 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.

    Music in the Library: Flutist Lisa Nichols, pianist Joseph Yungen and clarinetist Gwen Hutchings will perform trio sonatas by C.P.E. Bach, Bohuslav Martinu’s sonata for flute and piano, and other pieces from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Jacksonville library, 340 W. C St. Yungen is winner of the Audience Favorite Award at the 2008 Seattle International Piano Competition, among many others. Nichols performs with the SYZYGY new music ensemble and others, and Hutchings has performed with the Rogue Valley Symphony, Britt Orchestra and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Admission is free. 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.

    Art Exhibit: Art Presence Art Center will host a reception for its annual “Naked Art,” an exhibit of artwork without frames or mats, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the art center, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. The venue is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Call 541-941-7057.

    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 ask questions, conduct research or ask library volunteers to retrieve particular documents, photos or files. Library hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 541-773-6536.

    Sunday, Jan. 6

    Ice Skating: The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink will be open every day through Feb. 18, weather permitting. Skate rentals, snacks and hot drinks are available. Call 541-488-9189 or see ashland.or.us/IceRink for schedule and admission information.

    Jane Austen Society: The group will hold its annual planning meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Reports on recent books will be given. Tea will be served. Call 541-482-3262.

    Northwest Bird Club: Owners of pet birds meet at 1 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at Rogue Valley Meadows, 2385 Table Rock Road, Medford. Refreshments are provided. Call 541-826-4133.

    Monday, Jan. 7

    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.

    Ashland Garden Club: Ashland Parks Department Superintendent Mike Oxendine will present a talk at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. Oxendine is certified by the International Society of Arboriculture Arborist and serves on the City of Ashland Tree Commission. He will share the stories he sees in the leaves, trunks, and habitat of the trees in the living laboratory of Ashland’s parks. Admission is free. See ashlandorgardenclub.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.

    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.

    Author Talk: Clive Rosengren will discuss his novel, “Martini Shot: An Eddie Collins Mystery,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 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, Jan. 8

    ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum: Interactive science exhibits for kids of all ages are available at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Find 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: Learn weaving, spinning and other fiber arts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month through June with the Rogue Valley Handweavers Guild at the First Presbyterian Church, 456 W. Pine St., Central Point. Email at jpurcell2629@charter.net or call 541-482-2629.

    Art Exhibit: Phil Young will display his collection of acrylic paintings, titled “Narratives,” through January at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Young worked for Disney Inc. before he retired. He teaches at Rogue Community College and is a member of Art Presence in Jacksonville.

    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. Lessons are offered for $3. Registration is at 12:15 p.m. with lessons beginning 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.

    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.

    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, Jan. 8, Frank Callahan will present “Rare and Champion Trees of Southwest Oregon.” Callahan will talk about searching for champion trees in the state of Oregon. He has found 19 champion trees in the state, determined by measuring height, diameter and circumference. He will explain what it takes to declare a champion tree and talk about some of his local discoveries, including not only big trees but also range extensions for trees rarely found in Oregon. See siskiyousummits.weebly.com.

    Southern Oregon Photographic Association: The camera club will host photographer Deb Harder, who will discuss and present a slide show of her travels in 2018, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the Town Hall at Twin Creeks Retirement Community, 888 Twin Creeks Crossing, Central Point. Harder traveled to Iceland; Provence, France; Bavaria, Germany; Olympic National Park; Washington state; and Bishop, California. She also will talk about her many portrait projects. Admission is free.

    Wednesday, Jan. 9

    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.

    Calligraphy Exhibit: The Calligraphers’ Guild will present “Haikus” Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Art Presence Art Center, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. Artist Fu-you Long will discuss and demonstrate calligraphy at noon. The art center is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Call 541-941-7057.

    History Lecture: Part of the Windows in Time history lecture series, land surveyor Roger Roberts will present “Discovering Abandoned Cemeteries: Locating Unmarked Graves” at noon Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Roberts will report on the progress the Rogue Valley Genealogy Society cemetery committee has made in locating abandoned burial sites since the first report in 2012. The method of locating an unmarked grave will be demonstrated during Roberts’ lecture. Call 541-774-8679 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.

    Book Sale: Book sales are held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Look for new or gently-used books, DVDs and CDs. Call 541-826-3313 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. Writers 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.

    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, Jan. 10

    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 select topics at 2 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Phoenix Library, 510 W. First St. Readers can choose fiction or nonfiction as 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.

    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.

    Author Talk: Octavio Solis will discuss his debut memoir, “Retablos: Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

    Stafford Poetry Celebration: Join in the 22nd annual commemoration of late Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, in the Meese Room at the Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Diana Morley, Jim Flint, Lisa Baldwin, Philip Newton, Richard Lehnert and Alma Rosa Alvarez will read poety to honor Stafford. Audience members are invited to join in and share their favorite Stafford poem. Admission is free. Call 541-552-6816 or email at libraryevents@sou.edu for information.

    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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