Saturday, Nov. 11
Veterans Day Commemoration: Men and women who served their country in times of peace and war will be honored from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Fallen War Heroes Memorial in Don Jones Memorial Park, 4940 New Haven Road, Central Point. The war memorial contains the names of nearly 6,000 service members who died in the line of duty from the Civil War to the present. Congressman Greg Walden, US Navy veteran Mike Oliver and Central Point Mayor Hank Williams will speak.
Mountain Stars Quilt Guild: Learn about quilting and how to make Scandinavian Fabric Stars at the next meeting of the Mountain Stars Quilt Guild, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Live Oak Grange, 120 Gardiner St., Rogue River. To participate, choose four 12-inch by 3 1/4-inch rectangles of fabric. Iron the strips to resemble double-fold bias tape (in half along the long edge, then fold the edges in to the center and iron again). Bring a small pair of fabric scissors. Lunch is soup and cheese bread at 11 am. The business meeting starts at noon. Enter to win fat quarters by bringing one that is red. Admission is free. See msquilters.com or email at mfinch@finchkinfarms.
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.
Star Promenaders: The club hosts an 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. There is a suggested donation of $4. Call 541-855-7884.
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.
"Community: A Dance Fundraiser": Crater Performing Arts Center will present a performance at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, at the center, 655 N. Third St., Central Point. The event, produced by Kate Ashworth, will benefit the Crater Renaissance Academy of Arts and Sciences Drama and Dance Department’s trip to the 2018 American High School Theater Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. The AHSTF runs alongside the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world’s largest and most prestigious arts festival, which includes more than 3,000 performances of music, theatre, dance, comedy and more during its three-week run. Admission is on a pay-what-you-can scale. It is an all-ages show. All contributions and donations are welcome. For more information, e-mail Ashworth at email@example.com.
Sunday, Nov. 12
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 Lake Creek 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. $7 adults and $3 children. Look for local jams, breads, pickles, crafts and more. All proceeds from breakfast sales go towards the building and maintenance fund. Call 541-951-5681.
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.
Jane Austen Society: The society will discuss "The Midnight Bell" by Francis Lathom and a talk will be given by a descendant of the author at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-482-3262.
Jazz Vespers: The Ed Dunsavage Trio — guitarist Ed Dunsavage, stand-up bass player Joe Cohoon and drummer Gary Hirsh — will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. Admission is free. See firstpreschurchmedford.com or call 541-779-1711.
Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter: The harp duo will present traditional Celtic music from Sweden and Ireland, along with original compositions and humorous stories, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $20. Call 541-482-5700 or see grizzlypeakwinery.info.
Monday, Nov. 13
Tai Chi for Seniors: Tai Chi for adults 50 and older is held from 9:15 to 11 a.m. Mondays for beginners at the Grove, 1195 E Main St., Ashland. Advanced class is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Admission is $4. Call 541-488-5342.
Children's Chess Club: Kids 5 and older are invited to join the club 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.
Poetry Reading: Suzanne Petermann will read from her new book, "When I Go, Selected French Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke," and Joyce Epstein will read from her poetry collection, "The Journey of Not Knowing," at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.