Wednesday, Feb. 7
Bird Walk: The Rogue Valley Audubon Society holds free bird walks at Agate Lake the first Wednesday of every month. The walks begin at 8:30 a.m. and end before noon. The slow-paced walk covers about 1.5 miles. Meet at the main parking area on the east side of the lake opposite the boat ramp. For details, see roguevalleyaudubon.org.
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.
Safety Presentation: Ron Kohl, Crime Prevention Specialist with Ashland Police Department will give a free presentation "Frauds, Scams and Cons," from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave., Ashland. Learn how to identify frauds and scams and not become a victim of these types of crimes. Call 541-488-5342.
Afternoon Movies: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Free refreshments will be available. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Antiques Club: Southern Oregon Antiques and Collectibles Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Horton Plaza, 1122 Spring St., Medford. Admission is free and all are welcome. Call 541-613-4964 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Feb. 8
Lecture: Barbara and Paul Young will give a presentation "Nepal and the Mystical Himalayas," at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St., Eagle Point. See a slide show of their journey featuring Mount Everest and the Himalayas, wild animals like rhinoceros and elephant, white water rafting, and hiking in the Annapurna foothills, and hear insights to life in the cities and countryside of Nepal. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.
Presentation: Writer and naturalist Pepper Trail will give a talk “Voyage to the Origin of Species: Reminiscences of Charles Darwin,” at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, in Hannon Library’s Meese Room, on Southern Oregon University's campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Learn about Darwin’s life “first hand”, as Pepper Trail assumes the persona of Charles Darwin looking back on his childhood and youth, his famous voyage on the Beagle, and the events leading up to the publication of The Origin of Species. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Attendees can get free campus parking for the event by visiting any campus parking meter and using this code: FHL0208. Email at email@example.com or call 541-552- 6816. If you need disability accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Disability Resources at 541-552- 6213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lecture: Local artist Betty LaDuke will discuss social justice issues at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Meese Auditorium in the Art Building, 555 Indiana St., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. LaDuke's new exhibit, titled "Social Justice Continued," will be displayed through March 17 in the Heiter Gallery at the Schneider Museum of Art. LaDuke's work explores issues related to food production, migration and sustainability. Admission is free. The gallery's hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245.
Presentation: Rogue Climate Talent will host a presentation and discussion "Electric Vehicles, the New Generation," from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Talent Community Center, 104 E. Main Street. Representatives from FORTH Mobility and SOHEVA (Southern Oregon Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Association), will talk about electric vehicles, answering common questions and providing insights into the enviromental benefits of driving an electric vehicle over a standard fuel consuming auto. There will be an opportunity to view the new charging station at the community center and speak with owners of electric vehicles about their experiences. All are welcome, including children, however please contact Rogue Climate Talent ahead of time if you plan on bringing children so activities can be made available. Refreshments will be provided. See rogueclimate.org or call 541-840-1065.
Open Mic: The Rogue Valley chapter of the Oregon Poetry Association will hold its monthly open-mic-without-a-mic reading at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Downtowne Coffee House, 200 Talent Ave., Talent. Sign-up begins at 6:30. This month's suggested theme is "What Love is This?" Call 541-512-1007.
Author Talk: Author Tracie Sage will discuss her book, "The Missing Manual to Love, Marriage and Intimacy," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Craterian Music Hall: Celebrate some of the greatest love songs of American pop music when singers Jade Chavis Watt, Jennifer de Puglia, Lisa Yriarte and Shae Celine, accompanied by guitarist Dirk Price, bassist Greg Frederick, drummer Matt Kriemelman and keyboard player Don Harriss, present "The Power of Love." Shows are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-10, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets are $28 and can be purchased at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000. Complimentary beer tasting will be available at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 9
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.
Slopes & Trails: Rogue Valley residents are invited to a meet and greet social at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at G Street Bar & Grill, 125 S.E. G St., Grants Pass. Slopes & Trails is a nonprofit organization that provides social and recreational activities. See www.slopes.org.
Indie Film Fest: Cafe-Girl Productions and Cafe-116 will present Indie-Bites: A Night of Edible Films, a presentation of locally made short films and hor’deorves inspired by the films’ themes, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Cafe-116, 116 Lithia Way, Ashland. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a cocktail hour. Featured films include the first episode of Cafe-Girl Productions’ "Hearts-Sick: First Impressions” and “Catatonia of the Fairies," Bison Motion Pictures' “Four Daughters," “Rose & The Devil” and “Impending Sale,” Celtic Ray Filmworks' “A Short Dialectic on the Possibility of Hope in 2017” and “Start the Revolution Without Me,” and “The Witching Hour” from Wicked Pixie Productions. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at indiebites.ticketleap.com or at the door. Appropriate for ages 18 and older. Call 541-226-5886 or email at email@example.com.