Thursday, March 8
Medford Growers Market: Fresh produce and other goods are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in Hawthorne Park between East Main and East Jackson streets through November. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.
Irish Interest Group: Explore the history of your Irish ancestors, culture and more from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Admission is $5. For registration call 541-512-2340 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the genealogy library.
History Lecture: Part of the Windows in Time history lecture series, historian and former U.S. Forest Service archaeologist Jeff LaLande will present "When Timber was King" at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the Meese meeting room in the Hannon Library, located on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Learn about the rise and decline of Southern Oregon's wood products industry. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
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, March 8, at Downtowne Coffee House, 200 Talent Ave., Talent. Sign-ups begin at 6:30. This month's suggested theme is "“Lions and Lambs.” March 8 is the deadline for all entries to this year’s contest. Winners will be announced at the April meeting. Call 541-512-1007.
Author Talk: Author Jan Harrell will discuss her book, "Love Now: Untangling Relationships," at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8 at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Dart Tournament: Dart matches for seasoned and novice players start at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. Entry is $5 and the pub will match the pot up to $50. Call 541-482-6414.
Michael Whipple: Keyboard player, percussionist and composer Mike Whipple will perform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Friday, March 9
Jacksonville Carvers: Join the Jacksonville Carvers for carving and coffee from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays at The Woodcarving Place, 255 E. D St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-5571.
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, March 9, at The Vine Restaurant, 1610 SW Allen Creek Rd., No. 111, Grants Pass. Slopes & Trails is a nonprofit organization that provides social and recreational activities. See www.slopes.org.
Climate Documentary: Rogue Climate will host a screening of the documentry film "Black Snake Killaz: A #NoDAPL Story," and a discussion on the campaign to stop the proposed pipeline in southern Oregon, Friday, March 9, at the Medford library, 250 S. Central Ave. Admission is free. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the film beginning at 6:30 p.m. "Black Snake Killaz" is a feature-length documentary film about the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. Please note the is film is not rated and contains strong language and violent imagery. Call 541-840-1065.
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.
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.
Blowin' Smoke: Rockin' country band Blowin' Smoke — with singer and songwriter Beth Henderson — will play at 6 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Roxy Ann Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is $7. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Saturday, March 10
Breakfast: The Jacksonville Odd Fellows will host a sourdough pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 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.
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a talk, "Magic, Mystery, Mayhem and Muses: An Inside Look at the 2018 Season," by Amrita Ramanan at noon Saturday, March 10, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 800-219-8161 or see osfashland.org.
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, March 10, 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.
Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman: Classical and flamenco guitarist Grant Ruiz and jazz guitarist Dan Fellman will join forces to perform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Rogue Valley Chorale: Scottish and Irish folk artists Men of Worth will join the choir, directed by Laurie Anne Hunter, to present "Gifts of the Emerald Isle," a program of lively Celtic folk songs accompanied by traditional instruments such as octave mandolin, tenor banjo, concertina and bodhran. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets are $10 or $20, $5 for students and children, and can be purchased at craterian.org, the box office at 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.