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.
Square Dance: Rogue Squares Dance Club hosts round dancing at 7:30 p.m. and mainstream and plus dancing at 8 p.m. the second Friday of every month at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. The caller will be Ed Kremers. Admission is $6. Call 541-660-8020.
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.
AIFF Benefit Screening: Local audiences will be able to watch animated and live action short films that have been nominated for an Academy Award at 6:30p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St., Ashland. Tickets are $9 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Ashland Independent Film Festival. A viewing of documentary short films will be held at 6:30p.m. Friday, Feb. 16. See ashlandfilm.org/oscarshorts.
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.
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Kloetzel will perform an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Ledger David Cellars, 245 N. Front St., Central Point. See ledgerdavid.com or call 541-664-2218.
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.
MarchFourth: This colorful ensemble is an explosion of brassy funk, rock and jazz and a visual kaleidoscope of stilt walkers, hoop and Vaudeville-style dancers. MarchFourth performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass. Intuitive Compass opens the show. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at roguetheatre.com, at the box office, or by calling 541-471-1316.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Siskiyou Film Festival: KS Wild will present its 16th annual Siskiyou Film Festival from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Grants Pass High School Preforming Arts center, 830 N.E. Ninth St. The Siskiyou Film Fest focuses on the activism, science and history of the environmental movement and features award-winning films about people creating real world solutions to today's challenges on a local, regional and global scale. This year's feature film will be "A River’s Last Chance," chronicling the history of the Eel River in Northern California. Doors open at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are $15, $10 for seniors and students, and can be purchased at siskiyoufilmfest.org or Oregon Books and Games, 150 N.E. E St., Grants Pass. Tickets will be $20, $15 for seniors and students, at the door. Food prepared from locally sourced ingredients by Chef Kristen will be available. Also look for booths showcasing more than 20 local orginizations.
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.