Sunday, April 15
Car Club: The Stray Cats Car Club of Jacksonville meets for coffee, donuts and vintage cars at 9 a.m. Sundays in the parking lot of Ray’s Market, 401 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville.
Medford Railroad Park: The park, at Table Rock Road and Berrydale Avenue in Medford, will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of every month through October. Visitors can ride diesel trains and a motor car, see unique model railroad layouts and the Hogwarts Express, send and receive telegrams, tour historical railroad equipment and more. A new butterfly garden feature has been added to the park this year and is open to visitors. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. See ci.medford.or.us.
Jane Austen Society: The group will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Lauren Lind will present “Illicit Pleasure in the Georgian and Regency Periods.” Tea will be served. Call 541-482-3262.
Big Library Read Book Club: Download the free eBook “Flat Broke with Two Goats” by Jennifer McGaha and then join in the discussion group at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.
Ashland YMCA Dance: Dance to music by Al Berman and Friends from 2 to 4 p.m. the third Sunday of every month at Ashland YMCA, 540 YMCA Way, Ashland. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served. Admission is $7, $5 for youths. Children 12 and younger require adult supervision. Call 541-488-7781.
Presentation: Jennifer Mathews will present “The Missing Link: How Connection Transforms the Experience of Loss,” from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, 1811 Ashland St. Ashland. Admission is $18 in advance or $25 at the door. To register see firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-318-6901.
Roy Zimmerman: Satirical musician Roy Zimmerman will perform “Rezist,” a collection of songs about peace and justice, at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is $20. See royzimmerman.com.
James Edwards and Pat O’Scannell: Lute player James Bishop Edwards and mezzo soprano Pat O’Scannell will present “Reflections Book One Songs: The Subtle World of John Dowland,” a program of songs by the English singer, composer and lute player, at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 426 W. Sixth St., Medford. Admission is $20, Ages 21 and younger will be admitted free.
Tatsiana Asheichyk and Lisa Nichols: The piano and flute duo will perform music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Camille Saint-Saens, George Handel, Bela Bartok, Frederic Chopin and Luigi Boccerini at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Grace Lutheran Church, 660 Frances Lane, Ashland. Admission is by donation. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Ashland Emergency Food Bank. A reception will follow the concert.
Tony Brussat: Singer and guitarist Tony Brussat will perform what he calls “jazz Americana, the good old good ones” at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
Tim Church: The guitarist will play the music of Bach, Broadway, Brazil and beyond at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Monday, April 16
Schneider Museum of Art: “The Animated Image,” a collection of artwork by Matt Bollinger, Chris Doyle, Rick Silva and Stacey Steers, will open Wednesday, April 11, and run through May 12 at the Schneider Museum of Art, 555 Indiana St., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. The show is presented in conjunction with the Ashland Independent Film Festival. A reception for the artists will be at 5 p.m. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245.
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. Galleries hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-552-8315.
Art Exhibit: Artist Ruth Resch will present an exhibit of her art works, “Into the Wilderness,” through Friday, April 27, at the U.S. Bank, 30 N. Second St., Ashland. Resch’s work includes paintings, mono prints and a variety of drawings.
Stitchers of All Kinds: Bring your needle-craft supplies and participate in embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, knitting, crocheting and more at 10 a.m. Mondays at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Call 541-864-8850 or see jcls.org.
Writing Lecture: Peter Gibb, author of “King of Doubt,” will present “Discovering Your Story: The Joy of Mindful Writing” at noon Monday, April 16, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Gibb will discuss how he came to write his memoir and how writing it has changed his life. He will explain what it means to “discover your story,” read briefly from “King of Doubt,” answer questions and more. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Movie Classics: Classic films will be shown at 1 p.m. Mondays at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
Children’s Chess Club: Kids 5 and older can play chess from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 541-774-6995 or see jcls.org.
Pub Trivia: Family-friendly games of trivia are played from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at 4 Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main St., Medford. Participation is free, and teams can win prizes. Call 541-779-4455.
Clog Dances: Dance with the Misty Mountain Cloggers at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Southern Oregon Performing Arts Center, 930 Summit Ave., Medford. Instruction is available. Admission is $8. Call 541-772-1431.
Richard Blanco: Poet and memoir writer Richard Blanco will read from his published works at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the Mountain Avenue Theatre at Ashland High School, 201 S. Mountain Ave. Reserved seats are $20 and can be purchased in advance at chautauquawriters.org. General seating tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Bloomsbury Books, Bookwagon or at the door.
Tuesday, April 17
Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market: Fresh and organic produce, crafts and food trucks are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
Coloring and Cookies: Coloring is available from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Coloring supplies and refreshments are provided. Call 541-826-3313 or see jcls.org.
History Lecture: Local historian Ben Truwe will present “Grace Visits the Rogue River Valley” from1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. “Grace Visits the Rogue River Valley” is the title of a promo film made in 1915 showing Jackson County scenes and history. Truwe will present the film and reveal the stories behind the film. Admission is free. Call 541-512-2340, email reception.JCGL@gmail.com or stop by the Genealogy Library.
Ballroom Dancing: Keyboard and horn player Dave Flick plays live music for ballroom dancing at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. First-time visitors can dance for free, otherwise it’s $5. No partners are required. Call 541-664-3176.
Cribbage Club: The American Cribbage Club hosts players at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Table Rock Mobile Home Park Events Center, 2385 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is $7. Call 541-973-2508.
Sweet Adelines: The Southern Oregon Sound Chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an a cappella chorus for women, offers instruction on vocal technique, musical accuracy and showmanship. Rehearsals are from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. The group, under the direction of Martha Segura, performs locally and in an annual regional competition. Call 541-595-8247 or see southernoregonsoundchorus.com.
Trivia Night: Tuesday Night Team Trivia is held at 7 p.m. at Louie’s Restaurant, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free, and prizes will be awarded. Call 541-482-9701.