Get Up and Go: January 8, 2014
GET A LITTLE JAMES TAYLOR fix from someone "funkier than James Taylor," says singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Kloetzel, who's playing at South Stage Cellars from 5 to 7 p.m. It's that cozy tasting room at 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Kloetzel will perform originals and arrangements of songs by The Beatles, Kenny Loggins, Duncan Sheik, Amos Lee and others.
IF YOU'RE A SEAMSTRESS, there's lots to choose from today. Fasturn Community Sew, in which participants make pillowcases and children's and babies' items for charity, is held from 9 a.m. to noon at Fasturn, 3859 S. Stage Road, Medford. Call 541-772-8430. Jacksonville Museum Quilters meets from 9 a.m. to noon at the Jacksonville Community Center, 160 E. Main St. Call 541-941-2463. And Hands-All-Around Quilters gather from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wesley Hall in the First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-732-0141. They're all free.
SEE A GIANT KALEIDOSCOPE during ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum's Toy Science exhibit, which runs through January at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. The exhibit features classic toys that have been recreated on a larger scale, including life-size Wooly Willies. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for children 2 to 12 and adults older than 65, and free on the first Wednesday of every month. Call 541-482-6767 or visit www.scienceworksmuseum.org.
HOW OIL CHANGED railroading in Southern Oregon is the topic of a "Windows in Time" lecture by Central Point railroad historian Larry Mullaly. His talk, "The Great Transformation: How Bakersfield Oil Changed Southern Oregon Railroading," will be from noon to 1 p.m. at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The illustrated talk will look at how the discovery of oil in Bakersfield, Calif., in the 1890s led to the use of liquid rather than wood fuel. Free. Call 541-774-8689 or 541-899-8123 or visit www.jcls.org.
LITTLE ONES can hear stories at two libraries today. Story time for preschool children is offered from 11:30 a.m. to noon at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Free. Call 541-774-8678 or visit www.jcls.org. Story time for ages 2 and older is held from 1:30 to 2 p.m. at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Free. Call 541-774-6995 or visit www.jcls.org.
FOR TEENS, Dungeons & Dragons games are held from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. Free. Call 541-855-1994.
FICTION WRITERS — both published and unpublished — meet at 5:30 p.m. at Applebee's, 1388 Biddle Road, Medford, to discuss projects and the publishing business. Call 541-826-4151.
IF YOU'RE INTO SCRAPBOOKING, hang out with other enthusiasts from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. Adults and teens are invited to create scrapbook journals. Call 541-855-1994 or visit www.jcls.org.
GAME NIGHT is held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. Free. 541-878-2270 or www.jcls.org. Board and card games will be available.
TEST YOUR TRIVIA memory from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Playwright Public House, 258 A St., Ashland. Winner takes all. Register the day of the game on the pub's Facebook page and receive a free appetizer. Registration will be taken at the door. Registration is $5 per team. Call 541-488-9128 or visit www.theplaywrightpublichouse.com.