Thursday, Nov. 9
Lecture: Marilyn Ayres will present on how to plan an enjoyable and successful family reunion from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Admission is $20. To register call 541-512-2340 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Irish Interest Group: Bruce McGarvey will facilitate an Irish interest group from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Learn about Irish history, culture and more. Admission is $5. For registration call 541-512-2340 or email at reception.JCGL@gmail.com.
Holmes Park House Tour: Visit the mansion of Harry Holmes, co-founder of Harry & David, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.Thursday, Nov. 9. Learn the history of the home and how Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice is re-purposing the building into Oregon's first home for hospice care. For reservations call 541-500-8911 or email at email@example.com.
Open Mic: The Rogue Valley chapter of the Oregon Poetry Association will hold its monthly open-mic-without-a-mic reading Thursday, Nov. 9, at Downtowne Coffee House, 200 Talent Ave., Talent. Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m. and readings begin at 7 p.m. This month's suggested theme is "Salute to Veterans." Call 541-512-1007.
Rogue Valley Harmonizers: Men who like to sing four-part harmonies can join the barbershop singers for their annual Christmas concerts. Rehearsals begin at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Grape St., Medford, and continue every Thursday night. Concerts will be held in December. There is no cost to join. Music and learning tracks will be provided. Call 541-840-2055.
Author Talk: Author Angela Ewing will discuss her novel, “The Gunpowder Conspiracy,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Book signings will be available. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Joe Cohoon Trio: Acoustic bassist Joe Cohoon — along with a revolving cast of players — will perform classic, instrumental jazz at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Friday, Nov. 10
Conservation Celebration: Southern Oregon Land Conservancy will celebrate 39 years of safeguarding lands in Southern Oregon with a dinner, silent auction and live music. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Ashland Hills Hotel, 2525 Ashland St. There will be regional wines, jazz by guitarist Ed Dunsavage and sax player Steve Davidson, appetizers and a gourmet meal. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at landconserve.org or by calling 541-482-3069.
Author Talk: Authors Dr. Robin Miller and Dr. Dave Kahn will discuss their book, “Healed: Health and Wellness for the 21st Century: Wisdom, Secrets and Fun Straight from the Leading Edge,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Book signings will be available. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Southern Oregon Swing: Swing dances are held from 8 to 11 p.m. every second and fourth Friday at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Beginners' instruction is at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10, $5 for ages 66 and older, and free for ages 18 and younger and full-time students. Call 541-324-7981.
Charles Guy and Linda Powers: The guitar and violin duo will perform Latin and flamenco flavored instrumentals and covers at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission varies. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Blue Lightning Dance Band: The band — Sue Lundquist on keys and guitar, Rhonda Loftis on drums, Trish Cook, Dianne Strong-Summerhays on vocals, Crystal Reeves on electric violin, Brent Norton on lead guitar and Cedrick Buckingham on bass — will play at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is $7. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Saturday, Nov. 11
Talent Garden Club: The club will meet from 10 a.m. to noon at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Emmalisa Whalley will present a her collection of bird photography and talk about local species. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Pet Adoption: Adult cats are available with no adoption fee from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11-12, at Southern Oregon Humane Society, 2910 Table Rock Road, Medford. All adult cats will be vaccinated, microchipped and spayed or neutered. Cats available for adoption may be viewed at sohumane.org. Call 541-779-3215.
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 Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. 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.
Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman: Classical and flamenco guitarist Grant Ruiz and jazz guitarist Dan Fellman will join forces to perform at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Southern Oregon Concert Band: The community band will present its annual Veterans Day concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Central Medford High School, 815 S. Oakdale Ave. Look for "Echoes From the Battlefield." It was written to mark the 100th anniversary of World War I and presents four popular songs from the era: "Over There," "It's a Long Way To Tipperary," "Keep the Home Fires Burning" and "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag." Music by Aaron Copland, Irving Berlin and John Philip Sousa round out the program. Admission is by donation.
Band du Pays Swing: The band will perform a mix of swing music for dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Evergreen Ballroom's Jacob Jagger will offer East Coast swing dance lessons at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. Call 541-535-7957 for reservations.