Editor's note: With icy streets lingering, double check the event is still happening before venturing out.
WHEN TED TALKS, people listen. There will be presentations of TED Talk videos on climate change from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Discussion will follow. Call 541-774-6996.
THINK SPRING. We know it's difficult, given that temperatures have been below zero recently, but Master Gardener Carol Oneal promises to give it a try with "Thinking Spring in December," from 7 to 9 p.m. at the OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Road, Central Point. Cost is $5. Call 541-776-7371.
THE SULTANS take to the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Wild Goose, 2365 Ashland St., Ashland. Dal Carver, Jeff Addicott, Detlef Eismann and Pat Barlow will perform Chicago-style R&B and blues and early rock from such artists as Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Ray Charles and Muddy Waters. They're definitely mixing it up for this one: bassist Addicott will perform on drums, pianist Carver takes to the bass and saxophonist Eismann is hitting the piano. Cover is free. Call 541-488-4103.
SOUP AND SOUND. A pleasant way to spend a cold day, if you ask us. First Presbyterian Church of Medford is offering a free soup and salad lunch and handbell concert at 11:30 a.m. at 85 S. Holly St.
THE SEAONS, with Sean Siders on vocals, keys and guitar, Micah McCaw on lead guitar, Alex Detweiler on drums and Grayson Phelps on bass, will perform a mix of original pop and rock at 7:30 p.m. at Rocky-Tonk Grill & Saloon, 333 E. Main St., Medford. Cover costs $5. Call 541-973-2887 for information. The Seaons opened for Huey Lewis and the News in 2012 at the Britt Festivals. The band's album, "Sun Gun," was released early this year, produced by Bret Levick of LEFT.
IF THE DEAD COULD TALK. The cultural imprint left by the region's pioneer cemeteries will be the focus of a Windows in Time talk, "Appreciating and Protecting Our Outdoor Museums," to be given by Dirk J. Siedlecki at noon at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Siedlecki is the president of the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery. The monthly Windows in Time lunchtime lectures are offered free on the first and second Wednesdays. For information, call Jackson County Library Services at 541-774-6996 or 541-774-8689 or the Southern Oregon Historical Society at 541-899-8123 or visit www.jcls.org.
ELEMENTARY, MY DEAR. Sherlock Holmes takes on the "Case of the Christmas Carol" at Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent. The fun starts at 8 p.m. and has Paul R. Jones playing the world's greatest detective with Roy Von Rains Jr. as his sidekick, Dr. Watson. What will the spirits impart to Holmes as he follows the clues? Will Holmes ditch that aloof exterior to enjoy all that Christmas has to offer? It's a mystery. Tickets are $25 and can be ordered by calling 541-535-5250 or at www.camelottheatre.org. Tonight is a pay-what-you-can performance.