Friday, Dec. 5
First Friday Art Show: Artist Catie Faryl's exhibit "Consider the Animals" will be on display during the First Friday Art Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at Looking Glass Beads, 283 E. Main St., Ashland. Faryl be available to answer questions about her Sixth Extinction artwork. Call 541-535-1854.
Art Exhibit: Meet artist Susan DeRosa and view her art with an Impressionistic flair during a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. during Ashland's First Friday Art Walk at Lashland Eyelash Extension Boutique, 33 N. First St., Suite 2. Refreshments will be served. Call 541-591-6415.
Flamenco Concert: Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes will present her latest show, "Noches de Invierno," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. She will be joined by internationally recognized Flamenco singer Jose Anillo of Spain and Bulgarian guitarist Bobby de Sofia. General admission is $22. Student tickets are $12, child tickets are $8 and VIP tickets are $35. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Community Play Opening: The opening performance for Thanks for the Memories Theatre Company's production of "Almost, Maine" will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at 1287 Oak St., Ashland. The romantic comedy takes place in a fictional town in Maine, and is a series of vignettes that explore the ups and downs of falling in love. Performances run 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 14. Tickets are $10, and are available at Paddington Station for www.tftmtheatre.com.
Saturday, Dec. 6
Project FeederWatch: Volunteers will assist birding experts from the Audubon Society in counting and identifying birds from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Information collected will be submitted to Cornell University's FeederWatch project. Preregistration is not required for the free event. Call 541-488-6606.
Low Cost Pet Shots: Grange Co-op Pet Country will hold its monthly low-cost shot clinic for dogs and cats from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 6, at 2833 N. Pacific Highway, Medford. See www.grangecoop.com.
Winter Cycling Workshop: Learn to ride and commute in inclement weather from League of American Bicyclists certified instructors from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. The class begins with a two-hour indoor session about how to dress properly, what tires to choose and best lighting optionsfor visibility. An optional bike ride will follow the workshop, and a list of recommended equipment and dress will be available upon registration. Call 541-488-5340 or see www.ashland.or.us/register.
Jaxon Williams: The classical guitarist will play music by Barrios, Scarlatti, Tedesco, Merta and Britten at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent Admission is $15. Call 541-535-7957 or see www.paschalwinery.com.
Sunday, Dec. 7
Ashland Leaf Drop-Off: A free drop off for leaves and pine needles will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Ashland Recycle Center, 220 Water Street. Participants will need to take any plastic bags used home with them. Call 541-482-1471.
Hanukkah Fair: Temple Emek Shalom will offer a Hanukkah Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St., Ashland. Hanukkah gifts including menorahs, candles, gift wrap, books and music will be available for sale. Local vendors will showcase craft and specialty items. Call 541-488-2909 or see www.emekshalom.org.
Musicians Swap Meet: Buy, sell and trade used and vintage music gear from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Admission is $1. Tables are $15 to $25 payable in advance. For information or to reserve a table, call Tom Frederick at 541-482-4830.
Legos in the Libraries: Learn Lego building skills with volunteer Helga Motley from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org. first Sunday of each month.
Concert and Chamber Choirs: Southern Oregon University's concert and chamber choirs will present “A Rose in Winter,” a mix of new and traditional carols, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in the SOU Music Recital Hall, off South Mountain Avenue in Ashland. The program will include the German chorale “Lo How a Rose” in settings by composers Michael Praetorius and Jan Sandstöm; “Ave Eva” by Ivan Hrušovský; two lyrical settings of “There is No Rose” by Robert Young and Paul Hillier; two settings of “O Magnum Mysterium,” by David Childs and Ivo Antognini; Christmas motets by Hans Leo Hassler; and traditional carols and spirituals from around the world. Tickets cost $10, $5 for seniors, and can be purchased online at sou.edu/performingarts, at the box office in the music hall or by calling 541-552-6348. Full-time students get in free.
Monday, Dec. 8
Teen Craft Event: Teens can make a henna-style painted mason jar with a battery-powered candle from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Call 541-774-6985 or see www.jcls.org.
Tuesday, Dec. 9
Jeopardy Trivia: Prizes will be awarded in the competition at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Louie’s Restaurant & Bar, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Children are welcome to participate but must be out of the restaurant by 10 p.m. Admission costs $1. Call 541-482-9701.