Friday, April 13



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.

Colorful Fridays: Adults can express their creativity through coloring from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. every Friday through April 27 at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Coloring supplies and refreshments are provided. Call 541-664-3228 or visit jcls.org.

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 brief environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show and playtime. A snack and craft or activity will follow. No late seating is allowed.

Variety Cinema: A selected film will be shown from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.

Children’s Author Reading: Local children’s author and teacher Matt Damon will offer a reading of his book “The Fall of General Custard or The Overthrow of a Leftover,” at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Following story time Damon will lead a craft that teaches children how to create their own characters in fiction stories. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8678.

Science Lecture: Brian Stonelake, Southern Oregon University senior instructor of mathematics, will present “Hyperoperation Absurdity” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 13, in Room 151 in the Science Building on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Stonelake will discuss hyperoperations, which is a sequence of operations for compounding numbers that increase in growth iteratively without assuming any material prerequisite math knowledge. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-552-6341.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will hold a free meet-and-greet social at 5 p.m. Friday, April 13, at JD’s Sports Pub and Brewery, 690 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass. 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.

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. Friday, April 13, at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is $6. Bring finger food. Call 541-660-8020.

Author Talk: Susie Herrick will discuss her co-authored book “Your Story is Your Power: Free Your Feminine Voice“ at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Southern Oregon Skywatchers: The astronomy club meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the planetarium at North Medford High School, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. SOS is affiliated with International Dark Sky Society and the Astronomical League. Admission is free. See orskywatchers.org.

Saturday, April 14

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.

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.

SoHumane Open House: Southern Oregon Humane Society will host an open house to celebrate its 90th anniversary from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Southern Oregon Humane Society, 2910 Table Rock Road, Medford. Tour the campus and explore the new Collier Way walking path. Learn more about foster, dog agility and play group programs. Take photos at the Kissing Booth and meet Chance the SoHumane mascot. To preview all of the adoptable dogs and cats or for more see sohumane.org or call 541-779-3215.

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.

Ashland Community Bike Swap: Bikes and related equipment will be for sale or trade from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is $1. Those interested in selling bikes can register and drop them off from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, or from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. See RVTD.org/bikeswap or call 541-552-2264.

SOPEX Stamp Show: The Southern Oregon Philatelic Society’s annual free stamp show, SOPEX, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Jackson County Expo’s Padgham Pavilion, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. The show will feature more than 600 exhibit pages, a bourse of 12 selling stamps, covers, postcards and collecting supplies. The stamp club will offer door prizes and free stamps for children. Souvenir show envelopes and a 2018 Pear Blossom cancellation will be available for purchase.

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.

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a conversation, “Love, Betrayal, Desire and Destiny,” with dramaturg Julie Felise Dubiner and actors Ella Saldana North, Esperanza America and Eduardo Enrikez at noon Saturday, April 14, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 800-219-8161 or see osfashland.org.

Garden Storytime: Preschoolers are invited to a garden-themed story and activity time from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6995.

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.

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, September through June, at the Jacksonville Library, 170 S. Oregon Street. All skill levels are welcome. Call 541-282-3040.

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.

Sunday, April 15

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.

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 has been added to the park this year and is open to visitors. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. See ci.medford.or.us.

Presentation: Local artist Kaki Shields will present “Altered Books,” showing the art she creates using discarded books at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Following the presentation, Shields will show attendees how to create their own works of art. Admission is free but you must bring your own books to create book sculptures. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.

Jane Austen Society: The group will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Lauren Lind will present “Illicit Pleasure in the Georgian and Regency Periods.” Tea will be served. Call 541-482-3262.

Big Library Read Book Club: Download the free eBook “Flat Broke with Two Goats” by Jennifer McGaha and then join in the discussion group at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.

Ashland YMCA Dance: Dance to music by Al Berman and Friends from 2 to 4 p.m. the third Sunday of every month at Ashland YMCA, 540 YMCA Way, Ashland. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served. Admission is $7, $5 for youths. Children 12 and younger require adult supervision. Call 541-488-7781.

Roy Zimmerman: Satirical musician Roy Zimmerman will perform “Rezist,” a collection of songs about peace and justice, at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is $20. See royzimmerman.com.

Monday, April 16

Schneider Museum of Art: “The Animated Image,” a collection of artwork by Matt Bollinger, Chris Doyle, Rick Silva and Stacey Steers, will run through May 12 at the Schneider Museum of Art, 555 Indiana St., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. The show is presented in conjunction with the Ashland Independent Film Festival. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245.

Center for the Visual Arts: New student art exhibits will be displayed through Friday, April 20, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for Dewy’s “Past, Present, Future” in the Retzlaff Gallery; “Affinity,” by Sherry Amoore, in the Thorndike Gallery; Reba Crawford Hayes’ “It Hurts, Until it Doesn’t” in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; Kendal Cermak’s “Art Through Learning” in the Boise-Cascade Gallery; Madelyn Zarraonandia’s “Untitled” in the Art Department Chairs Gallery; and Sierra Burt’s “Climate Change Contemplations” in the Jeld Wen Gallery. Galleries hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-552-8315. Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at branches of Jackson County libraries. See jcls.org.

Art Exhibit: Artist Ruth Resch will present an exhibit of her art work, “Into the Wilderness,” through Friday, April 27, at the U.S. Bank, 30 N. Second St., Ashland. Resch’s work includes paintings, mono prints and a variety of drawings.

Color Mondays: Adults can express their creativity through coloring 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 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 ages 1 and older. Kid Time! will offer two for one admission Monday through Sunday, April 9-15. Call 541-772-9922 or see kid-time.org.

Writing Lecture: Peter Gibb, author of “King of Doubt,” will present “Discovering Your Story: The Joy of Mindful Writing” at noon Monday, April 16, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Gibb will discuss how he came to write his memoir and how writing it has changed his life. He will explain what it means to “discover your story,” read briefly from “King of Doubt,” answer questions and more. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

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.

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.

Pub Trivia: Family-friendly games of trivia are played from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at 4 Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main St., Medford. Participation is free, and teams can win prizes. 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.

Tuesday, April 17

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.

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.

History Lecture: Local historian Ben Truwe will present “Grace Visits the Rogue River Valley” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. “Grace Visits the Rogue River Valley” is the title of a promo film made in 1915 showing Jackson county scenes and history. Truwe will present the film and reveal the stories behind its production. Admission is free. Call 541-512-2340, email reception.JCGL@gmail.com or stop by the Genealogy library.

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.

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.

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.

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 prizes will be awarded. Call 541-482-9701.

Wednesday, April 18

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.

Savanna Duo: The Savanna Duo, featuring musicians Liz Jones and Anna Christensen, will perform from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The duo will perform reggae, country, blues, and popular songs from the ‘50s and ‘60s as well as Liz Jones’ original compositions. Admission is free. Bring a brown bag lunch. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Fire Preparedness Presentation: The National Fire Protection Association will give a presentation about wildfire preparedness from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Learn about ember threat, home ignition zones, evacuation plans and more. Admission is free. See jcls.org or call 541-664-3228.

Origami: Children of all ages and experience levels can practice the art of Japanese paper folding, or origami, at 2 p.m. every Wednesday 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.

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.

Author Talk: Thor Polson will discuss his works and offer a book signing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Rebel Heart Books, 157 W. California St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-702-2665 or see rebelheartbook.com.

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.

Rock Garden Society: The Siskiyou Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society will host a talk by Kit Strange, bulb expert and horticulturist, who will present “Travels in Armenia” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Lidgate Hall behind Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Strange has traveled extensively in the Causcaus Mountains of West Asia looking for alpine bulbs and participating in plant conservation partnerships. She will share details of her field work in Armenia and the discoveries she’s made. The meeting is free and refreshments are served. See siskiyousummits.weebly.com.

Poetry Reading: Rogue Valley Poets will present a reading from its new anthology, “Light Rising,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the Gresham Room at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is free. A collaboration of 36 poems by 14 southern Oregon poets, free copies of “Light Rising” will be offered. Call 541-774-6980.

Thursday, April 19

Native Plant Society: Paul Torrence, who holds a doctorate in chemistry and was an investigator at the Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson, Arizona, will present “Molecules of Nature: Biodiversity, the Sixth Mass Extinction and the Future of Medicine” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in Room 161 of the Science Building on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Call 860-878-2049 or email at alexis.brickner@gmail.com.

Author Talk: Antionette Kennedy will discuss her book “Far From Home: A Memoir“ at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Friday, April 20

Medford Garden Club: The club meets at 1 p.m. the third Friday of the month at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford. Call 541-772-0544. See Medford Oregon Garden Club on Facebook or call 541-773-6884.

Book Sale: Book sales are held from 1 to 4 p.m. the third Friday of each month at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Look for new or gently-used books, DVDs and CDs. Prices are by donation and help fund programs, activities and library collections. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.

Mission Possible: ScienceWorks presents “Mission Possible,” a hands-on engineering challenge for kids and teens, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. Kids can learn about gravity, inertia, aerodynamics and more. Admission is free. See jcls.org or call 541-855-1994.

Science Lecture: Paul Torrence, who holds a doctorate in chemistry and was an investigator at the Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson, Arizona, will present “Molecules of Nature: Biodiversity, the Sixth Mass Extinction and the Future of Medicine,” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 20, in Room 151 in the Science Building on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Dr. Torrence will present an argument for nature’s critical role in providing medicines for humanity and how that irreplaceable service is threatened by extinction crisis. Learn about how maintaining nature’s biodiversity can impact health and medical sciences. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-552-6341.

Poetry Reading: Poet Linda Millemann will read from her book “And These Few Precious Days,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.

Saturday, April 21

Breakfast: Biscuits and gravy, omelets, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, potatoes, pancakes, fruit, juice and coffee are served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at the Medford Masonic Center, 975 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. The breakfast costs $7 or $5 for students with valid identification.

Plant Sale: The Rogue Valley Rose Society will hold a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the Dutch Bros. Headquarters parking lot at the corner of Fourth and G St., Grants Pass. Plants, garden tools, books and more will be available. Call 541-955-8629.

Rogue Valley A’s: Model A enthusiasts meet at 9:30 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at the Royal Mobile Estates Clubhouse, 1055 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. You don’t have to own a Model A to attend. See roguevalleyas.org.

Rogue Modern Quilters Guild: The quilting group meets from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month for sewing, demonstrations and show-and-tell projects at Talent Town Hall, 206 E. Main St. A business meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. All levels of experience are welcome. Annual dues are $25. The first visit is free. Call 541-512-1442 or see roguemodernquilters.wordpress.com.

Historic Walking Tours: Hear about everything from old saloons to unsuccessful efforts to stop hogs and other livestock from roaming downtown markets and eating the produce when Ben Truwe leads free historic walking tours of downtown Medford from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of every month. The tours start at the Southern Oregon Historical Society’s History Center, 106 N. Central Ave. To reserve a tour, call 541-773-8369.

Low-cost Pet Vaccines: Bring your cat or dog to the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, to get them vaccinated. Vaccinations are $10 each. Nail trims also are available for $5. This is a cash-only clinic and all pets must be at least 8 weeks old and in good health. Call 541-774-6654.

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk offering an interactive in-depth introduction to “Manahatta” at noon Saturday, April 21, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 800-219-8161 or see osfashland.org.

Family Game Day: Play a variety of tabletop and video games from noon to 3:30 p.m. the third Saturday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6994.

Contra Dance: Dances are held the third Saturday of every month at the Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Beginners instruction begins at 7 p.m. and dancing is from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. No perfumes or scented oils, and clean bodies and clothes are encouraged. Admission is $10, $6 for students. Call 541-488-0679 or 541-482-7751 or email at info@socontra.org.

Sunday, April 22

Writing Lecture: Peter Gibb, author of “King of Doubt,” will present “Discovering Your Story: The Joy of Mindful Writing” at noon Sunday, April 22, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Gibb will discuss how he came to write his memoir and how writing it has changed his life. He will explain what it means to “discover your story,” read briefly from “King of Doubt,” answer questions and more. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Friendship Force: Geologist Karen Grove will discuss the geology of Patagonia in honor of Earth Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Royal Mobile Estates Clubhouse, 1055 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-896-1232 or see ffsoregon.org.

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, April 23

Movie Night: Watch free family movies at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Refreshments will be provided. Call 541-774-8678 or see jcls.org.

Author Talk: Author Kathleen Toomey Jabs will discuss her book “Black Wings: A Mystery” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.

Poetry Reading: Janice Rubin will read from her full-length collection of poems, “Tin Coyote,” and poet Leah Stenson will read from her collection, “Everywhere I Find Myself,” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 23, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Tuesday, April 24

Brain Books Discussion Group: The group meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. On Tuesday, April 24, “The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker” by Katherine J. Cramer will be discussed. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.

Quilts & Genealogy: The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society hosts Quilts & Genealogy at 1:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-512-2340 or email reception.jcgl@gmail.com for information.

Brain Books Discussion Group: The group meets at 1:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.

TED Talk: Videotaped lectures about select topics are shown at 3:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Discussion will follow. Call 541-774-8689 or see jcls.org.

Lecture: The Talent Historical Society hosts lectures from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Talent Historical Society Museum, 105 N. Market St., Talent. Admission is free. Call 541-512-8838.

Wednesday, April 25

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.

Movies and Popcorn: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.

Siskiyou Sleuths Book Group: The book group discusses mysteries and welcomes new readers from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. On Wednesday, April 25, the group will discuss author Sara Gran’s “Claire deWitt and the Bohemian Highway.” Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.

Star Lab: ScienceWorks will present its Star Lab Planetarium at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Learn about the solar system and beyond, the names and stories of constellations and more. Admission is free, but registration is suggested as seating is limited. Call 541-535-7090.

Book Club: A book group meets at 6 p.m. the last Wednesday of every month at the White City library, 3143 Ave. C. Read the books, then join in the discussions. Call 541-864-8880 or see jcls.org.

Friday, April 27

Gem and Mineral Show: Rogue Gem and Geology club will hold its 33rd annual Gem and Mineral Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass. Admission is $2, $1 for seniors and students. Kids 11 and younger get in free. Vendors display and sell items including rocks, gems, minerals, handcrafted jewelry, rough rock, rock slabs and more. Also look for raffles, door prizes, silent auction and kids games and activities. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Call 310-675-6771.

Empty Bowls Supper: Ashland Peace House will hold its seventh Annual Empty Bowls Supper fundraiser from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, in Wesley Hall at the First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Choose a handmade bowl created by a local potter and enjoy soup prepared by area restaurants. Local bakeries will donate bread and dessert. Admission is $25. A second seating will be available from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15, with the option of purchasing a bowls for $10. Student admission is $10. Kids 1 and younger get in free. Tickets can be purchased at peacehouse.net, Paddington Station, Northwest Nature Shop or at the door. Proceeds will benefit ACCESS, Ashland Emergency Food Bank, Food Angels and Uncle Foods Diner.

Saturday, April 28

Plant Sale: The Southern Oregon Historical Society will hold its annual Hanley Heritage Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, at Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road, between Central Point and Jacksonville. Offerings include lilacs, hellebores, columbine, peonies, iris, daylilies, herbs, rose bushes and green fig trees. Many of the items were cultivated from plants, shrubs and trees on the historic farmhouse property. Wagon rides and food will be available. See sohs.org.

Comic Con: Jackson County Library Services, Rogue Community College and Southern Oregon University present Medford Comic Con from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in downtown Medford. Comic Con, a free, family-friendly destination for fans of the arts, technology and popular culture, features workshops, vendors and panel discussions. For a full list of events and the Comic Con schedule, see jcls.org/mcc.

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk, offering an interactive in-depth introduction to “Manahatta,” at noon Saturday, April 28, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 800-219-8161 or see osfashland.org.

Sunday, April 29

Art Salon: Local artists will present digital images of their work and discuss the evolution of their art at 2 p.m. the last Sunday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. On Sunday, April 29, artist Carol Ingram will discuss the evolution of her paintings and present a selection her work. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.

Monday, April 30

Author Talk: Deedie Runkel will discuss her book “Scone by Scone ... Tales of an Innkeeper’s Life“ at 7 p.m. Monday, April 30, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Tuesday, May 1

Books at Noon: Readers in the group discuss various books and offer suggestions for new reads at noon the first Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-535-7090 or see jcls.org.

Tuesday Afternoon Knitters: Crocheters, knitters and tatters of all skill levels can gather, share ideas and create new pieces from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-326-2035 or find Tuesday Afternoon Knitters on Facebook.

The Southern Oregon Photographic Association: The club for amateur photographers intent on developing skills and appreciation for photographic art meets the first and second Tuesday of every month through May. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. at Twin Creeks Retirement, 888 Twin Creeks Crossing, Central Point. See sopacameraclub.com.

Wednesday, May 2

Bird Walk: The Rogue Valley Audubon Society leads slow-paced, 1½-mile walks at 8:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Denman Wildlife Area off Touvelle or Agate roads in Eagle Point. The numbers of different species observed by participants are entered in the Cornell Ornithological Laboratory’s eBird database. Participants will need to purchase an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife parking permit. See roguevalleyaudubon.org for directions and information.

Lithia Park Nature Walks: Naturalists lead free, 90-minute walks through Lithia Park at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays through September. Additional 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.

Author Talk: Author Dami Roelse will discuss her book “Walking Gone Wild: How to Lose Your Age on the Trail,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.

Saturday, May 5

Central Point Artisan Market: Food and handcrafted items are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 29 in Pfaff Park, 645 Manzanita St., Central Point. Call 541-664-5301 or see centralpointchamber.org.

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.

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk offering an interactive, in-depth introduction to “Othello” at noon Saturday, May 5, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 800-219-8161 or see osfashland.org.

Sunday, May 6

Northwest Bird Club: Pet bird owners can meet at 1 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at Table Rock Mobile Village, 2385 Table Rock Road, Medford. Refreshments are provided. Call 541-826-4133.

Spring Skating Spectacular: Regional figure skaters will perform from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at The RRRink, 1349 Center Drive, Medford. Admission is $7. Call 541-770-1177 or see therrrink.com.

Tuesday, May 8

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.

Spring Storytime: Preschoolers are invited to a spring-themed story time at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Children will have the opportunity to plant seeds in the Medford Children’s Garden following the story time. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8678.

Tech Talk: Tech Talks are held at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or visit the library’s reference desk to register. 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.

Rock Garden Society: The North American Rock Garden Society Siskiyou Chapter meets at 7 p.m. on 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. See siskiyousummits.weebly.com.

Wednesday, May 9 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.

Saturday, May 12

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a conversation, “Once More unto the Breach,” with actor Jose Molina and artistic associate Dawn Monique Williams at noon Saturday, May 12, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 800-219-8161 or see osfashland.org.

Sunday, May 13

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.

Wednesday, May 16

Lecture: Holly Hertel will present “Wolves in America,” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. Learn about wolf biology, population comebacks and how wolf studies are conducted. Admission is free. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.