Saturday, Jan. 13
Bird Walk: See and hear a variety of birds that are year-round residents in the Rogue Valley and some that are migrating through the area at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is free. Binoculars and field guides are available for check-out. Register by calling 541-488-6606 or at www.ashland.or.us/register.
AAUW Meeting: The American Association of University Women will host Oregon State Representative Pam Marsh, D- District 5, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, in the Diversions room at the Southern Oregon University's Stevenson Union building, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. All are welcome to attend and and ask questions. For more information email email@example.com.
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.
Maker Day: Teens ages 11 to 18 are invited to innovate and explore LEGO Mindstorm, Littlebits and Sphero electronics and robotic sets from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Children ages 8 through 10 may also join in if accompanied by an adult. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6994.
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 all 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.
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.
Town Hall Meeting: Oregon State Representative Pam Marsh, D- District 5, will conduct a town hall meeting to address the issues in the upcoming short session of the Oregon Legislature at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. All are welcome to participate and ask questions.
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.
Sunday, Jan. 14
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.
Flea Market: Antiques, collectibles, crafts and much more will be available at the Original Medford Giant Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Medford National Guard Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. Admission is $1.50, free for 12 and younger. See fleaforall.net or call 541-772-8211.
Jazz Vespers: Opus 3 — pianist David Scoggin, bassist Jeff Addicott and drummer Theresa McCoy — will present an evening of acoustic jazz at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at the First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. Admission is free.
Savanna: Guitarist Liz Jones, percussionist Anna Christensen and upright bassist Bob Rawlings will perform originals penned by Jones, along with classic country and western, '60s and '70s folk-rock, soul, blues and more from 5 to 7 p.m. at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.
Monday, Jan. 15
MLK Day Celebration: The Ashland tribute to the late civil rights leader will begin at noon Monday, Jan. 15, at the Ashland Historic Armory, 208 Oak St. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., and visitors are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to donate to ACESS. For overflow attendees, a simulcast live stream will be presented at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St. Seating is limited at both venues and available on a first-come basis. The theme of this year’s event — The Fierce Urgency of Now — is taken from King’s 1967 speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.” Roy H. Saigo, interim president of SOU from July 2014 to July 2016, will be the Keynote Speaker at the 30th annual celebration. The 90-minute tribute to King’s legacy will also include performances by students from Ashland and Scenic middle schools, the Bishop Mayfield Band, singer and songwriter Phoenix Sigalove, David Young and the Shabbat Shirah Ensemble, and returning master of ceremonies, D.L. Richardson. At 1:30 p.m., the Ashland High School and Southern Oregon University Black Student Unions will lead a march to the Ashland Plaza to listen to a recording of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. The entire event and online simulcast will be American Sign Language interpreted.
Homework Hub: Children ages 5 through 12 who need help with homework, studying and comprehension are welcome to 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.
Family Movie Night: Watch free family movies at 4:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Popcorn, cookies, hot cocoa and cider will be provided. Call 541-774-8678 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.