Wednesday, April 11
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.
Hands-All-Around Quilters: Visitors can work on individual projects or sew quilts for charity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-732-0141.
Center for the Visual Arts: New student art exhibits will be displayed through Friday, April 20, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for Dewy’s “Past, Present, Future” in the Retzlaff Gallery; “Affinity,” by Sherry Amoore, in the Thorndike Gallery; Reba Crawford Hayes’ “It Hurts, Until it Doesn’t” in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; Kendal Cermak’s “Art Through Learning” in the Boise-Cascade Gallery; Madelyn Zarraonandia’s “Untitled” in the Art Department Chairs Gallery; and Sierra Burt’s “Climate Change Contemplations” in the Jeld Wen Gallery. A reception for the artists will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, and refreshments will be provided. Galleries hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-552-8315.
History Lecture: Historian Larry Smith will present “Goldmines to Woodlands Trails: Protecting Historic Jacksonville’s Natural Heritage” at noon Wednesday, April 11, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Learn how the Jacksonville Woodlands Association stitched together 21 historic properties and established 16 miles of trails within its National Historic Landmark City and more. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Lunchtime Movies: Free movies are shown from noon to 2:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Refreshments are provided. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Safety Presentation: Ron Kohl, retired detective and Crime Prevention Specialist with Ashland Police Department will give a free presentation “Personal Safety, “ from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave., Ashland. Learn safety tips that work at home, while using the ATM, traveling and more. Admission is free. To register call 541-488-5342 or stop by the Ashland Senior Center.
Board Game Day: Children and teens can play a variety of table-top games at 2:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month through April at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. Look for Go, Xiang Qi and classic favorites. Participants may bring their own games to share and play. See jcls.org or call 541-855-1994.
Writer’s Critique: A writing critique will be held at 5 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. The group is open to eight writers of any genre with work in progress. Participants must present their own writing for a supportive critique, as well as provide the same to fellow writers. Group members commit to reading five pages per month of each group member’s work. Registration is required. See jcls.org or call 541-855-994.
Ballet Barre: Dance with the Medford Civic Ballet at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dance Arts Center, 9 Hawthorne St., Medford. Instruction is available. Admission is $8. Call 541-772-1362.
Bird Presentation: Lean about a birds that are year-round residents of the Rogue Valley and some that migrate through the region from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $15. Register by calling 541-488-6606 or at ashland.or.us/register.
Trivia Night: Howiee’s on Front hosts trivia games from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at 16 N. Front St., Medford. Call 541-773-5767.
SOCAN: Southern Oregon Climate Action Now will host a candidate forum on enviromental challenges from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The non-partisan forum will present an opportunity to learn about where the candidates stand on environmental issues. Admission is free. See socan.eco
Peter Herzog: Blues artist Pete Herzog will play original, back-porch style blues at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Thursday, April 12
Medford Growers Market: Fresh and organic produce, crafts and food carts are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in Hawthorne Park, corner of East Jackson and Hawthorne streets, Medford. Visit the Holly Theater booth Thursday, April 5, to sign up to win two general admission passes to Bi-Mart’s Country Crossings Music Festival at The Expo July 26-29. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
Irish Interest Group: Explore the history of your Irish ancestors, culture and more from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 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.
Spanish/English Conversation Group: English speakers learning Spanish and Spanish speakers learning English can attend a free conversation hour from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-744-6996.
Holocaust Remembrance Day: The Havurah Synagogue and Temple Emek Shalom will join for the annual commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St., Ashland. The director and some of the cast of the Collaborative Theater Project’s recent powerful performance of “The Diary of Anne Frank” will be on hand to talk about how putting on the play impacted them. Rabbi David Zaslow will share about his experience in Auschwitz last year as part of the March of the Living program and Rabbi Joshua Boettiger will bring some “poetry of witness” from Paul Celan, Nellie Sachs, and others. There will be a memorial candle-lighting ceremony, songs and prayers and more. Admission is free and open to all. Call 541-488-2909 or 541-488-7716.
Paul Turnipseed Trio: Guitarist Paul Turnipseed, bassist Jeff Addicott and drummer Mike Fitch will play a mix of New Orleans and Latin rhythms, along with jazz and blues standards at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
‘Cabaret’: Look for the flamboyant master of ceremonies and wickedly funny Sally Bowles as they take refuge in the tawdry confines of the Kit Kat Klub in 1931 Berlin, along with some of the most famous songs in theater history, in Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award-winning production of the classic Broadway musical. The show is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets are $50, $56, $62 or $68 and can be purchased online at craterian.org.
Friday, April 13
Children’s Author Reading: Local children’s author and teacher Matt Damon will offer a reading of his book “The Fall of General Custard or The Overthrow of a Leftover,” at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Following story time Damon will lead a craft that teaches children how to create their own characters in fiction stories. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8678.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will hold a free meet-and-greet social at 5 p.m. Friday, April 13, at JD’s Sports Pub and Brewery, 690 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
Author Talk: Susie Herrick will discuss her co-authored book “Your Story is Your Power: Free Your Feminine Voice“ at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Molly’s Revenge: Celtic band Molly’s Revenge — piper David Brewer, fiddler John Weed and guitarist Stuart Mason will present a lively performance of Irish and Scottish music at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Tickets are $18 in advance and are available at mollysrevenge.com/shows. Tickets will be $20 at the door. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.
Band du Pays Swing: The band — singer Kacie Bower, sax and clarinet player Stephen Gagné, percussionist Jenny Gray, guitarist Tony Brussat and upright bassist Jeff Addicott — will perform a mix of swing music for dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Evergreen Ballroom’s Jacob Jagger will offer East Coast swing dance lessons at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For reservations, call 541-535-7957.