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.
Scrabble: Play for free from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.
Tom McReynolds: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Tom McReynolds will play from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-9120 or www.southstagecellars.com.
Monday, Dec. 29
Artists Workshop: The group of regional painters invites others to join in painting and drawing sessions and critiques at 10 a.m. Mondays. Call 541-324-7624 for location.
Line Dancing for Seniors: Line dancing is offered for adults 60 and older from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Advanced line dancing is from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the center. Admission costs $2. Call 541-488-5342.
Teen Crafts: Teens can make their own handmade Smash Book from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6985 or see www.jcls.org.
Pajama Story Time: Listen to stories in your pajamas from 6:30 to 7 p.m. the last Monday of every month in the Ashland library children's department, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See www.jcls.org.
Tuesday, Dec. 30:
'The Hundred-Foot Journey': The 2014 film "The Hundred-Foot Journey" will be shown from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The film tells of a family who opens a restaurant directly across from a Michelin-starred eatery. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Trivia Night: Round up a group of friends and family for Tuesday Night Team Trivia from 7 to 9 p.m. at Louie's Restaurant, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free, and prizes will be awarded. Call 541-482-9701.
Wednesday, Dec. 31
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.
'Frozen': The Ashland library will show the 2013 Disney film "Frozen," rated PG, from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, at 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Events will include a New Year's Eve countdown and crafts from noon to 1, followed by the film presentation. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org.
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.
Wednesday Night Bingo: Join friends and family for a fun, relaxed hour of bingo from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Louie's Restaurant, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Free to play and winners eat free. 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.
New Year's Dance: Dance to music by the Pat Summers Country Dance Band from 8 p.m. to midnight Wednesday, Dec. 31, at the Rogue River Community Center Annex, 132 Broadway St. Bring refreshments to share. Admission is a $4.
Global Peace Dance: Join a joyous tradition now in its 22nd year with dances of universal peace from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, at the old Headwaters building, corner of Fourth and C Streets, Ashland. These easily learned dances and songs are an interfaith celebration of a common divine inheritance. Sacred phrases form the hub around which the dances whirl. The Ashland Sufi Heart Circle's local event aligns with many similar circles throughout the world as people cycle into the New Year. All are welcome. A $10 to $15 donation is requested. Call 541-890-1337.
Bootleggers Ball: The second annual New Year's Eve Bootleggers Ball will include a Roaring 20s-themed party with electro-swing music, burlesque show, casino games for funny money and prizes at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Bathtub Gin Serenaders will open the show with live jazz and blues, followed by DJ Shakti Bliss and DJ Cyril Noir for the countdown to 2015. There will be a full bar. Tickets cost $25 in advance and can be purchased at Music Coop, 268 E. Main St., or online at liveatthearmory.com. Tickets will cost $30 the day of the show, $45 for VIP seats. VIP seats include a complimentary champagne toast, dinner, a gift bag and $200 in funny money. Costumes are strongly encouraged. The event is open only to ages 21 and older.