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Tuesday, Dec. 23

Hobbit Movie: The 2013 film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," rated PG-13, will be shown from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. The film is the second in the Hobbit film trilogy. Attendees are encouraged to don costumes, where they can be photographed in a costume contest with the winner to be announced after Dec. 31. Call 541-774-8685 or see www.jcls.org.

A Celtic Christmas': Storyteller Tomaseen Foley and his troupe of Irish vocalists, musicians and dancers return to present "A Celtic Christmas," a program that recreates Christmas Eve in a 1940s West Ireland farmhouse where neighbors gather, at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets cost $29, $32 or $35, $20, $23 or $26 for ages 18 and younger, and can be purchased at the Craterian box office, 16. S. Bartlett St., online at craterian.org or by calling 541-779-3000. 

 Trivia: Wait, wait, don't tell me! Join your friends and family as you test your knowledge at Tuesday Night Team Trivia from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Louie's Restaurant, 41 N. Main St. Free to play! Prizes awarded! Call 541-482-9701.541-482-9701.

Wednesday, Dec. 24

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 in the First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-732-0141.

 Spaghetti Game Night: Try out board games from Funagain Games in Ashland or bring your own from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Enoteca Wine Tasting and Bistro, 17 N. Main St., Ashland. Complimentary spaghetti will be served with the purchase of a glass or bottle of wine. Call 541-482-3377 or see www.ashlandenoteca.com.

Bingo: Bingo Wednesday Nights from 6-7 PM. Winners eat free! Join friends, family, kids of all ages for an easy, relaxed hour of fun and laughs. Free to play! 41 N. Main St., on the Ashland Plaza. Call 541-482-9701.

Trivia Night: Teams of one to six players can play Trivia at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at The Playwright Public House, 258 A St., Ashland. It's free to play, and each team will receive a bowl of baked fries. The winning team receives a $25 certificate to use at The Playwright. Call 541-488-9128.

Joyful Christmas Eve Service: The Rev. Nan White will host a joyful Christmas Eve service at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. The service will include the singing of carols and telling Christmas stories. The service will close with candles and the singing of "Silent Night." Call 541-482-4755 or see www.rvuuf.org. 

Candle Light Service: Grace Bible Church will offer a Candlelight Christmas Eve service from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 303 E. Main St., Talent. Call 541-951-9901 or see www.gracebiblechurch.net.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: First Presbyterian Church of Ashland will hold a Christmas Eve candlelight worship service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 1615 Clark Ave. Call 541-482-3536 or email presbyashland@yahoo.com.

Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25

Christmas Dinner: A Christmas dinner will be served from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 25, at The Rocky-Tonk Grill & Saloon, 333 E. Main St. Medford. There will be a decorated tree and presents for kids. Call 541-973-2887.

Friday, Dec. 26

Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink: Enjoy ice skating daily at the ice rink, located across from Ashland's Lithia Park at 95 Winburn Way. Skate rentals are $2.50 per pair. Rink admission is $4 for adults, $3.50 for children ages five to 13 and free for kids under age five. Call 541-488-9189 or see www.ashland.or.us/IceRink for more information and the season schedule.

Saturday, Dec. 27

Jacksonville Victorian Christmas: Experience Christmas from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in December at the historic Beekman House, 470 E. California St., Jacksonville. The theme will be a Victorian Christmas Boxing Day on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 27-28. "Boxing Day" may be a reference to the church alms boxes that collected donations for the poor. The tradition of giving money and other gifts to those in need and servants can be traced to the Middle Ages. Costumed docents will share the origins of many popular holiday traditions along with stories of the Beekman family's holiday festivities of the 1800s. Tours begin every 15 minutes and last one hour. Admission is $5, $3 for seniors ages 65 and older and students ages 6 through 12, and will be available at the door. Tour admission is $2 on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 27-28, for those who bring canned food items for ACCESS. For people who wish to pay the full tour admission, the difference will be donated to ACCESS. Entrance to a Christmas bazaar is free. Call 541-245-3650 for information.

Hanley Farmhouse: Travel back in time with a visit to historic Hanley Farmhouse decorated for the holidays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point. Tours cost $5 per person. Call 541-773-6536 ext. 1002 or see www.hanleyfarm.org.

The Grooveyard Trio: The jazz trio — keyboard player Dave Swan, drummer Gary Hirsh and upright bass player Joe Cohoon — will perform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.