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: 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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robbie Dacosta Band: Singer, guitarist and showman Robbie Dacosta and his band will play music from his song list of about a bazillion tunes at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Roxy Ann Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is $7. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Foxfire: Bluegrass band Foxfire will reunite for two shows: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent; and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Newman United Methodist Church, 132 N.E. B St., Grants Pass. The band formed in 1984 and enjoyed nearly 14 years of success as a national and international touring band. It has six albums to its credit, including the new "Retrospective," a collection of 22 previously recorded songs. Today's lineup includes Larry Bulaich Wilder on banjo, Bob Evoniuk on Dobro, Jeff Jones on mandolin, Glenn Freese on guitar and Peter Koerella on bass. Tickets for each show are $10 to $20 on a sliding scale and can be purchased at the doors. Call 541-488-0178 or see facebook.com/foxfirenorthwestbluegrass.
Saturday, Feb. 10
Breakfast: The Jacksonville Odd Fellows will host a sourdough pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Jacksonville Odd Fellows Hall, 175 S. Oregon St., Jacksonville. Admission is $8 for all you can eat. Find Independent Order of Odd Fellows Historic Lodge No. 10 on Facebook.
Lecture: Learn about food fermentation with Kirsten Shockey, teacher and co-author of "Fermented Vegetables" and "Fiery Ferments," at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. Shockey will demonstrate the simple, safe technique for fermenting vegetables to reap maximum benefits and flavor. She will also discuss the difference between prebiotics and probiotics, and how they affect your digestive system. Call 541-855-1994 or see jcls.org.
Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman: Classical and flamenco guitarist Grant Ruiz and jazz guitarist Dan Fellman will pair up to perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.
Nic Temple: Pianist Nic Temple will perform works by Nikolai Medtner, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin and Sergei Rachmaninoff at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, corner of Fifth Street and Oakdale Avenue, Medford. Temple studied under Alexander Tutunov at Southern Oregon University. Also a composer, his works have been premiered by the Southern Oregon chapter of the National Association of Composers/USA. Admission is free.