Get Up & Go: April 17
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.
Medford Cribbage Tournament: Compete at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 2640 E. Barnett Road, Medford. Admission is $4.50. Call 541-773-2898.
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.
Children’s Movies: Free kids’ films are shown at 2:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Free snacks are available. Call 541-535-7090 or see jcls.org.
Lego Time: Ages 5 through 12 can build with Legos from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
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.
Wednesday, April 18
Jacksonville Museum Quilters: The group meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 425 Middle St., Jacksonville. Call 541-941-2463.
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 at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-732-0141.
Genetic Genealogy Interest Group: This group will focus on the tools used to work with DNA test results and provide resources and advice on genealogy research from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Admission is $5. Call 541-512-2340, email reception.JCGL@gmail.com or stop by the library to register.
Savanna Duo: The Savanna Duo, featuring musicians Liz Jones and Anna Christensen, will perform from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The duo will perform reggae, country, blues, and popular songs from the ‘50s and ‘60s as well as Liz Jones’ original compositions. Admission is free. Bring a brown bag lunch. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Fire Preparedness Presentation: The National Fire Protection Association will give a presentation about wildfire preparedness from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Learn about ember threat, home ignition zones, evacuation plans and more. Admission is free. See jcls.org or call 541-664-3228.
Origami: Children of all ages and experience levels can practice the art of Japanese paper folding, or origami, at 2 p.m. every Wednesday at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Materials and instruction are provided. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.
Afternoon Movies: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Free refreshments are available. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Yarnia: A knitting and crochet group for all ages meets at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Materials and instruction are provided or you can bring your own supplies. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.
Ballet Barre: Dance with the Medford Civic Ballet at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dance Arts Center, 9 Hawthorne St., Medford. Instruction is available. Admission is $8. Call 541-772-1362.
Author Talk: Thor Polson will discuss his works and offer a book signing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Rebel Heart Books, 157 W. California St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-702-2665 or see rebelheartbook.com.
Rock Garden Society: The North American Rock Garden Society Siskiyou Chapter will hold a special meeting to host Kit Strange, bulb expert and horticulturist, who will give a talk “Travels in Armenia”at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Lidgate Hall behind Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Strange has traveled extensively in the Causcaus Mountains of West Asia looking for alpine bulbs and participating in plant conservation partnerships. She will share details of her field work in Armenia and discoveries made. The meeting is free and refreshments are served. See www.siskiyousummits.weebly.com.
Trivia Night: Howiee’s on Front hosts trivia games from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at 16 N. Front St., Medford. Call 541-773-5767.
Poetry Reading: Rogue Valley Poets will present a reading from their new anthology, “Light Rising,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the Gresham Room at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is free. A collaboration of thirty-six poems by fourteen southern Oregon poets, copies of “Light Rising” will be offered without cost, with the hope that each reader will pass it on. Call 541-774-6980.
Doug Warner: Singer and songwriter Doug Warner will perform his original blues compositions at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Thursday, April 19
Medford Growers Market: Fresh and organic produce, crafts and food carts are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in Hawthorne Park, corner of East Jackson and Hawthorne streets, Medford. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
Line Dancing: Jeannette Bournival leads line dancing Thursdays at the Medford Senior Center, 510 E. Main St. Beginners are at 1 p.m. and intermediate dancers are at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $3. No partners necessary. Call 541-857-6819 or see jbournival.wordpress.com.
Spanish/English Conversation Group: English speakers learning Spanish and Spanish speakers learning English can attend a free conversation hour from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-744-6996.
Cribbage: Cribbage games start at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Twin Creeks Retirement Community, 888 Twin Creeks Crossing, Central Point. Entry is $5. Call 541-664-2611.
Native Plant Society: Paul Torrence, who holds a doctorate in chemistry and was an investigator at the Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson, Arizona, will present “Molecules of Nature: Biodiversity, the Sixth Mass Extinction and the Future of Medicine” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in Room 161 of the Science Building on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Call 860-878-2049 or email at email@example.com.
Author Talk: Antionette Kennedy will discuss her book “Far From Home: A Memoir“ at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Dart Tournament: Dart matches for skilled and novice players start at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. Entry is $5, and the pub will match the pot up to $50. Call 541-482-6414.
Trivia Night: Smithfields Pub & Pies hosts free trivia games from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Call 541-482-7437.
Game Knights: No matter what kind of “knight” you are, there is a board game to play at 8 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. All ages welcome until 11 p.m. Call 541-482-6414.
Jeff Stanley and Jeffri Carrington: The guitar and vocal duo will perform at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.