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  • GET UP & GO

    Get Up & Go: Sunday, Aug. 24

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  • Sunday, Aug. 24
    Railroad Park Sunday: Visitors of all ages can ride on steam and diesel trains and motorcars from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of every month through October at the Medford Railroad Park at Table Rock Road and Berrydale Avenue. Small children can ride Thomas and Percy trains and older kids can operate the Hogwarts Express. An antique telegraph service and exhibits of full-sized and miniature trains, model-railroad layouts and historical railroad equipment also are available. The park is home to the Southern Oregon Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, the Rogue Valley Model Railroad Club, Southern Oregon Live Steamers, Medford Garden Railroaders and Morse Telegraph Club.
    Alpaca Open House: Andresen Acres Alpacas will hold a free open house from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 924 Linn Road, Eagle Point. The ranch has a herd of more than 20 Huacaya alpacas, and the event will include tours of the alpaca farm, and alpaca yarn, socks and scarves will be for sale. Families are encouraged to attend. Call 541-826-6211.
    Festival Noons: Oregon Shakespeare Festival stage operations manager Thomas Curtis will lead a free park talk from noon to 1 p.m. at the OSF Bill Patton Garden, outside Gate 1 of the Allen Elizabethan Theatre, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
    OSF Green Show: Tames Allen will will give a free living history lecture at 6:45 p.m. on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The actress, historian and fashion history teacher will discuss "Shakespeare's Time — Upper Class," in costume. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
    Monday, Aug. 25
    Book Exchange: A free book exchange is held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the Santo Community Center, 701 N. Columbus Ave., Medford. Call 541-774-2400.
    Artists Workshop: The group of regional painters invites others to join in painting and drawing sessions and critiques at 10 a.m. Mondays. Call 541-324-7624 for location.
    Needlers’ Group: Bring whatever needle craft you enjoy (embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, knitting, crocheting, etc.), and enjoy the company of fellow crafters from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Call 541-864-8850 or www.jcls.org.
    Central Point Senior Singers: The group meets at 10:45 a.m. Mondays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. Call 541-664-4933.
    Tuesday, Aug. 26
    Festival Noons: Oregon Shakespeare Festival records and reference archivist Debra Griffith will lead a free park talk from noon to 1 p.m. at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Bill Patton Garden, outside Gate 1 of the Allen Elizabethan Theatre, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
    Brain Books Discussion Group: The group will discuss “How Intelligence Happens” by John Duncan from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
    Social Security Workshop: Charter Retirement Planning Counselor Rich Todd will lead “Social Security Planning for Baby Boomers” at 5:30 p.m. at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. The workshop is meant for baby boomers who have not yet retired. Cost is $10. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-5340.
    OSF Green Show: Eugene dance troupe DanceAbility International will give a free performance at 6:45 p.m. on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. The troupe consists of dancers with and without disabilities. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
    Wednesday, Aug. 27
    Demonstration Garden Tours: Join master gardeners on a tour of the butterfly, amphibian-reptile, native plants, heirloom plants and herb gardens from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. near North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Cost is free although donations to the Nature Center are appreciated. Pre-register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.
    Festival Noons: Southern Oregon University professor David McCandless will present the lecture “'The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ as Problem Play: a Performance Perspective” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival Carpenter Hall, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $10 for OSF members or $8 for youth ages 6 to 17. Tickets are available at the OSF box office. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
    Women Veterans Celebration: The Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics will host its annual Women Veterans Celebration Tea from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Inn at the Commons, 200 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. The event will include a program titled “Women Veterans: Heart and Hands that Served,” and refreshments will be provided. Women veterans from all eras and women currently serving in our armed forces are encouraged to attend. Call 541-826-2111 ext. 3366.
    Library movie: Michael Peña stars as Cesar Chavez, the civil-rights activist and labor organizer who fought to secure a living wage for farm workers (rated PG-13). The movie starts at 2 p.m. at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
    Town Hall: County Commissioner Don Skundrick will hold a Town Hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Prospect library, 150 Mill Creek Drive. Skundrick will answer locals’ questions regarding the Library and Extension districts and the GMO Ballot Measure, among other topics. Call 541-774-6116 or email skundrdw@jacksoncounty.org.
    Music Jam in the Park: Bring your musical instrument, voice and a song or two to share for a music jam from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Free. No registration required.
    OSF Green Show: The Rogue Valley Gospel Group will give a free performance at 6:45 p.m. on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The local group consists of eight singers, two pianists, two percussionists, a bassist and an electric guitarist. They blend contemporary Christian and traditional gospel music with influences ofLatin, jazz, rock, funk and blues. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
    Thursday, Aug. 28
    Market Day: The Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.
    A Deeper Wrinkle: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum team up to enhance the science-meets-art experience of OSF’s adaptation of “A Winkle in Time” at noon in Carpenter Hall at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. There will be interactive, in-depth discussions about the play, along with live science demonstrations. The lecture costs $12, $8 for kids ages 6 to 17. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
    Mah Jongg: Experienced and beginner adults 50 and older are invited to play Mah Jongg, a tile game of Chinese origin, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave., Ashland. Free. Donations to the senior center are appreciated. Call 541-488-5342 or visit www.AshlandSeniorCenter.org.
    Dominoes: Play Jamaican, Mexican train, Cuban or French dominoes games from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Meyer Memorial Trust Community Meeting Room in the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-535-7090 or see www.jcls.org.
    Not too Shabby at EdenVale: The trio — Lisa Yriarte on vocals, Pete Brown on guitar and Matthew Kriemelman on drums — will play a mix of music from 6 to 9 p.m. at EdenVale Winery, 2310 Voorhies Road, Medford. Admission costs $5. Call 541-512-2955, ext. 2, or see www.edenvalleyorchards.com.
    OSF Green Show: The Tone Deaf Quartet will give a free performance at 6:45 p.m. on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The locally based a cappella comedy quartet consists of lead Tom Walker, baritone Al Robins, bass Doug Borngasser and tenor Michael Biggs. The group performs locally and regionally. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
    Men’s Barbershop Singing: Men interested in singing four-part harmonies are invited to meetings of the Rogue Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Society at 7 p.m. Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. Call 541-450-9352.
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