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.
Line Dancing: Jeannette Bournival leads line dancing Thursdays at the Medford Senior Center, 510 E. Main St. Beginners are at 1 p.m. and intermediate dancers are at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $3. No partners necessary. Call 541-857-6819 or see jbournival.wordpress.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.
Poetry and Cloth: Friends of Hannon Library and the Studio Art Quilt Association will present “Blending Poetry and Cloth,” at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Meese Room at the Hannon library, located on Southern Oregon Univerity’s campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. This event features an exhibit of textile art, created by Oregon artists, accompanied by poetry readings recited by SOU students. Exhibiting artists will also be available to discuss their art and creative methods. Admission is free. See hanlib.sou.edu or call 541-552-6816.
Cribbage: Cribbage games start at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Twin Creeks Retirement Community, 888 Twin Creeks Crossing, Central Point. Entry is $5. Call 541-664-2611.
Author Talk: Beverly Gray will discuss her book “Seduced by Mrs. Robinson: How The Graduate Became the Touchstone of a Generation“ at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Dart Tournament: Dart matches for skilled 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.
Trivia Night: Smithfields Pub & Pies hosts free trivia games from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Call 541-482-7437.
Game Knights: No matter what kind of “Knight” you are, there is a board game to play at 8 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. All ages welcome until 11 p.m. Call 541-482-6414.
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
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.
Science Lecture: Brian Stonelake, Southern Oregon University Senior Instructor of Mathematics, will present “Hyperoperation Absurdity,” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 13, in Room 151 in the Science Building on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. In this talk, Stonelake will discuss hyperoperations, which is a sequence of operations for compounding numbers that increase in growth iteratively without assuming any material prerequisite math knowledge. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-552-6341.
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.
Southern Oregon Skywatchers: The astronomy club meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the planetarium at North Medford High School, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. SOS is affiliated with International Dark Sky Society and the Astronomical League. Admission is free. See orskywatchers.org.
TC and the Reactions: Power R&B band T.C. and the Reactions — Thom Cammarota on bass and vocals, Summer B. on vocals, Paul Stafford on guitars, Jon Glaser on drums, Tom Reilly on sax and Gary Nelson on trombone will play at 6 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Roxy Ann Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is $7. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Rod Petrone: The classical guitarist will play a mix of music from Brazil, Latin America and France, along with his own arrangements of Italian compositions at 6 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
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.
The Gryphon Trio: The violin, cello and piano trio, along with soprano Patricia O’Callaghan, will present “Broken Hearts and Madmen,” a program of music by Astor Piazzola, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Jelly Roll Morton, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. The trio will perform music by Beethoven, Wijeratne and Mendelssohn, without O’Callaghan, at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in the music hall. Tickets are $33 or $38, $5 for students and Oregon Trail cardholders, and can be purchased at chambermusicconcerts.org or by calling 541-552-6154 or 541-552-6348. Pre-concert lectures are at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in Room 132 of the Music Building.
Saturday, April 14
German Cars and Coffee: Owners of German and European cars and enthusiasts meet from 8 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month, April through October, in the Brammo parking lot, 300 W. Valley View Road, Talent. Complimentary coffee and donuts are provided. See snikwahmotorwerks.com or call 541-227-1758.
SoHumane Open House: Southern Oregon Humane Society will host an open house to celebrate its 90th anniversary from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Southern Oregon Humane Society, 2910 Table Rock Road, Medford. Tour the campus and explore the new Collier Way walking path. Learn more about foster, dog agility and play group programs. Take photos at the Kissing Booth and meet Chance the SoHumane mascot. To preview all of the adoptable dogs and cats or for more see sohumane.org or call 541-779-3215.
SOPEX Stamp Show: The Southern Oregon Philatelic Society’s annual free stamp show, SOPEX, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Jackson County Expo’s Padgham Pavilion, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. The show will feature over 600 exhibit pages, a bourse of 12 selling stamps, covers, postcards and collecting supplies. The stamp club will offer door prizes and free stamps for children. Souvenir show envelopes and special Pear Blossom cancellation will be available for purchase.