Saturday, Nov. 13 NATURAL FIBER SHOW: The State of Jefferson Alpaca Association will hold its FiberMania Natural Fiber Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13-14, at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, off Redwood Highway, in Grants Pass. Alpaca products will be available, along with workshops, spinning and weaving demonstrations and the Just for Fun Full Fleece Show. Ribbons will be awarded at the natural fibers workshops. Admission is free. See www.sojaa.com/alpacamania or call 541-831-0103.
LITHIA ARTISANS MARKET: The Lithia Artisans Market is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays on Calle Guanajuato along Ashland Creek, Ashland. The market showcases regional arts and crafts and live music; creekside dining is available. See www.lithiaartisansmarket.com or call 541-488-1040.
TALENT GARDEN CLUB: Chloe Peart-Sivesend will demonstrate how to create holiday arrangements at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Talent library, 100 Home St. The arrangements will be given away as door prizes. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. Call 541-636-2190.
EQUAMORE FOUNDATION OPEN HOUSE: Learn some of the ways to help abandoned, abused, aged or neglected horses at an open house to be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Equamore, 4723 Highway 66, Ashland. See www.equamore.org. RSVP by calling 541-482-5550 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Artists and crafters are invited to submit up to 12 handmade items, such as ceramics, wood, glass, jewelry or small framed artwork, for Rogue Gallery & Art Center's annual juried show and holiday boutique, "Spirit in Hand." Artists can submit work on Saturday, Nov. 1, and Monday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the art center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Items will be juried, and the artists notified the same day. Pick-up is between 2 and 3 p.m. both days. Prices for items cannot exceed $300. For more information call 541-772-8118, ext. 305.
BOOK READING: Mari Gayatri Stein will read from her latest book, "Puddle Moon," from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford. "Puddle Moon" is a storybook for all ages with 32 watercolor illustrations. Call 541-858-0203 for information.
WOOD CARVERS CLUB: The wood-carving group meets from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. The group teaches and shares ideas with beginning and intermediate wood carvers. Cost is $2 per month. Call 541-665-3634 or 541-665-7190.
NATIONAL GAMING DAY AT YOUR LIBRARY: Nintendo Wii Sports Resort and a large assortment of board games will be available from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Medford library's teen department, 205 S. Central Ave. National Gaming Day at Your Library is an initiative supported by the American Library Association. Call 541-774-6413 for information.
HARVEST FEAST: Gobble 'til you wobble at the Harvest Feast to be offered free by the Rogue Dutch Oven Cookers from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Butte Creek Mill, 402 N. Royal Ave., Eagle Point. Live music and wine-tasting are included. Call 541-826-3531.
VICTORIAN TEA PARTY: Southern Oregon Historical Society will host a Victorian tea and program by Ann Wilton from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Hanley Farm House, 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point. Wilton will demonstrate how Victorian ladies set their tables for the holidays and the manners they used. The cost is $25, $15 for teens. To register, call 541-773-6536, ext. 1003.
LEATHER CRAFTS: Rogue Valley Leather Guild meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of every month at Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. The hobbyist group teaches and shares ideas about tooling leather and saddle-stitching. Call 541-826-3177 or 541-899-3663.
HAVURAH AUCTION: "Puttin' on the Ritz," Havurah Shir Hadash's annual fundraising event, will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, at the synagogue, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. A silent auction from 5 to 7:15 p.m. will feature gift certificates and items from local merchants and restaurants. A live auction will begin at 7:15 p.m. Items on the block will include vacations in Costa Rica, Mexico, Maine, the Oregon Coast and Lake Shastina, Calif. Admission is $30 and includes food, wine and live music. There also will be a 50-50 raffle. Call 541-488-7716 for information.
COUNTRY DANCE: Pat Summers and the Rogue Valley Playboys perform live dance music at 7 p.m. Saturdays in the Rogue River Community Center annex, 136 Broadway St., Rogue River. Admission is $4. Call 541-951-5508.
STAR PROMENADERS: The club hosts a mainstream square dance the second Saturday of every month at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Pre-rounds begin at 7:30 p.m., squares at 8 p.m. Admission is by donation. Call 541-665-5940.
Sunday, Nov. 14
FLEA MARKET: Antiques, collectibles, crafts and more will be available at the Original Medford Giant Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. Admission is $1 for adults, free for ages 12 and younger. See www.fleaforall.net or call 541-772-8211.
BOOK SALE: A used-book sale, including fiction, biographies, cookbooks, self-help and history books, will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Set your own prices. Call 541-227-9491 or visit www.rvuuf.org for information.
ORIGAMI SUNDAYS: Matt Medina demonstrates the basics of origami from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sundays in the Children's Department of the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The event is for ages 6 and older. Call 541-774-6995.
ASHLAND FAMILY YMCA SUNDAY TEA DANCE: Dance to the big-band sound of The Easy Valley Eight from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at Ashland Family YMCA, 540 YMCA Way, Ashland. Admission for members and non-members is $7 at the door, $6 for teens. Refreshments will be provided. Call 541-482-9622.
Monday, Nov. 15
CALL TO ARTISTS: Artists in all media are invited to submit work to be considered for Rogue Gallery & Art Center's 2011 main-gallery exhibitions. Submissions are due Nov. 30. Submissions must include a portfolio containing digital images of at least 10 works, an artist's statement, resume, description of proposed exhibit and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to return materials. For specific requirements, e-mail email@example.com or call 541-772-8118.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Artists painting in all media are invited to apply for membership at the Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main St., Medford. Call 541-770-3190 or 541-772-2069.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Artists in all media are invited to apply for membership at The Creator's Gallery & Studio, 115 W. California St., Jacksonville. Call 541-772-2069 or see www.thecreatorsgallery.com.
BOOK EXCHANGE: A free book exchange is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Santo Community Center, 701 N. Columbus Ave., Medford. Call 541-774-2400.
THE ARTISTS WORKSHOP: Group of regional painters invites interested artists to join painting and drawing sessions and critiques at 10 a.m. Mondays. The group works outdoors, weather permitting, and indoors during colder months. Call 541-482-5837 for information.
LIBRARY BOOK SHOP SALE: Used fiction and nonfiction books suitable for gifts will be found from Monday, Nov. 15, through Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Friends of the Medford Public Library Book Shop, 205 S. Central Ave. Large-print books are on sale for $1. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; and noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Most books are priced from $1 to $3. See www.foml.weebly.com or call 541-779-3246.
SENIOR SINGERS: Central Point Senior Singers meets at 11 a.m. Mondays at Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. Call 541-664-4933.
BABIES IN THE LIBRARY: Jackson County Library Services hosts story times for babies (12 months and younger) and toddlers (12 to 36 months) that focus on early literacy skills, such as rhyming and verbal language. Children must be accompanied by adults or caregivers. Call 541-774-6995 to register. Here's the schedule:
- 11 a.m. Mondays for babies at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C.
- 11:30 a.m. Mondays for toddlers at the Central Point library, 116 Third St.
- 1 p.m. Mondays for babies at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave.
- 10:10 a.m. Tuesdays for toddlers at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd.
- 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays for babies at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd.
- 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays for babies at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave.
AFTER-SCHOOL MOVIE SERIES: The Monday movie series continues from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. All ages welcome. Films are free and snacks are served. Call 541-535-7090. The schedule:
- Nov. 15: "Holes," rated PG. A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal, desert detention camp where he joins in the mysterious task of digging holes.
- Nov. 22: "Air Buddies," rated PG. Five adorable puppies go on a mission to save their parents from dog-nappers.
CLOGGING: Misty Mountain Cloggers meet at 6 p.m. Mondays at Southern Oregon Performing Arts Center, 930 Summit Ave., Medford. Dance instruction is available. Admission is $7. Call 541-772-1431.
ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH DANCE: The Ashland Country Dancers hold English and Scottish dances at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the DanceSpace, 280 E. Hersey St., No. 10, Ashland. Live music is played the first and third Monday of every month. Admission is $2, $3 when live music is performed. Call 541-482-9586.
Tuesday, Nov. 16
KATHARINE GRACEY: "Memoirs of Oregon," an exhibit of acrylic paintings by Jacksonville artist Katharine Gracey, will be displayed through Dec. 7, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. Gracey's work is inspired by French countrysides and her native Southern Oregon. See www.katharinegracey.com or call 541-774-8679.
GROWERS MARKET: The Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 23 at the Ashland National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St. The market offers flowers, produce, plants, baked goods and crafts. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com or call 541-261-5045.
GRANTS PASS MUSEUM OF ART: "American Art and Culture of the 1940s," an exhibit that includes mementos from World War II and its postwar years, will be displayed through Friday, Nov. 19, at the museum, 229 S.W. G St., Grants Pass. One of the highlights is Dorothea Lange's photographs of the Manzanar Relocation Center, one of 10 camps that interned Japanese-Americans during the war. Former Oregon poet laureate Lawson Inada has written a poem to accompany the photographs. Lawson was born in an internment camp in Northern California. The exhibit also features prints by painters famous in the 1940s, such as Andrew Wyeth, Norman Rockwell and Thomas Hart Benton. Museum hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call 541-479-3290 or see www.gpmuseum.com.
BALLROOM DANCE: Social Benefit Dance hosts easy ballroom dancing from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Dance to standards performed by keyboardist and horn player Dave Flick and vocalist and puppeteer Neila Moore. Call 541-770-2614.
ART IN THE LIBRARY: Work by watercolor and mixed-media artist Debby Elder and watercolor artist Carolyn Stancliff will be displayed through December at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. An opening reception will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the library. Refreshments will be served. Call 541-878-2270.
SWEET ADELINES: The Southern Oregon Sound chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an a cappella chorus for women, meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Rogue Valley Christian Church, 1440 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford. The four-part chorus offers lessons on vocal technique, musical accuracy and showmanship. The Sweet Adelines perform locally and in an annual, regional competition. Women interested in singing are invited. See www.sweetadelinesos.org or call 541-774-9606.
DANCE AND JAM: Lee Earl and his Out'a Gas Band host an open jam and dance at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Rogue River Community Center, 136 Broadway St., Rogue River. Admission is $2. Call 541-899-1846.
JUGGLING CLUB: Talent Juggling Club meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the gymnasium at Talent Elementary School, 307 W. Wagner Creek Road, Talent. All jugglers, beginning to advanced, are welcome. Call 541-535-1163.
JEOPARDY TRIVIA: Join the fun at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Louie's Bar and Grill, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Entry fee is $1, and there will be prizes. Children are welcome to participate but must be out of the restaurant by 10 p.m. Call 541-482-9677.
Wednesday, Nov. 17
JACKSONVILLE MUSEUM QUILTERS: The quilting group meets from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Thursdays at the U.S. Hotel, 123 S. California St., Jacksonville. Anyone interested may attend at no charge. Call 541-941-2463.
BABIES IN THE LIBRARY: Jackson County Library Services is conducting story times on Wednesdays for toddlers 12 to 36 months old, focusing on early literacy skills, such as rhyming, repetition, reading aloud and verbal language, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Children must be accompanied by an adult; family members welcome. To pre-register, call 541-774-6995.
SCIENCEWORKS MUSEUM: Year-round exhibits at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, explore energy, anatomy, chemistry, perception, motion, engineering and more. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $7.50, $5 for children 2 to 12 and adults older than 65. There are additional fees for some activities. See www.scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.
LECTURE: Ean Roby will present a lecture titled "Alexander's Conquest and the Foundation of the Hellenistic World" at noon Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The Macedonian king conquered Greece, Persia and Egypt about 300 years before the birth of Christ. Refreshments will be served. Call 541-774-6415.
SOUTHERN OREGON SKYWATCHERS: The astronomy club meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at North Medford High School's planetarium, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive. Anyone interested may attend. See www.orskywatchers.org.
SPELLING BEE: A spelling contest is held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Louie's Bar and Grill, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Participants can spell singly or on two-person teams. Entry is $1 per person. Winners and runners-up split the pot; winners also receive a pot-matching gift certificate from the restaurant. Children are welcome to participate but must be out of the restaurant by 10 p.m. Call 541-482-9677.
THE SCOOT-N-WEAVERS: The dance club offers an advanced square-dance lesson followed by a workshop and dance from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is by donation. Call 541-772-8687.
WEST COAST SWING DANCE: Southern Oregon Swing offers dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at The Studio, 217 Fourth St., Ashland. Beginning and intermediate West Coast swing instruction is at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for a lesson and the dance, $3 for the dance only. See www.soswing.org or call 541-324-7981.
Thursday, Nov. 18
GROWERS MARKET: The Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 18 at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. The market offers flowers, produce, plants, baked goods and crafts. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com or call 541-261-5045.
COMMUNITY CHORUS: A community chorus meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in Room 13 of Rogue Community College's B Building, Bartlett Street, Medford. All ages and levels of vocalists are welcome. Call 541-779-2796.
BOOK READING: Carol Petit will read from her book, "Lies of Mercy, Lies of Grace: Tales of a Pennsylvania Dutch Girl in Miami," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029.
MEN'S BARBERSHOP SINGING: Men interested in four-part harmony are invited to attend the Rogue Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Society meetings at 7 p.m. Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. Call 541-779-7118.
WOMEN'S BARBERSHOP SINGING: The Rogue Valley Women's Barbershop Chorus meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Boys & Girls Club, 203 S.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass. Visitors should enter the club at its G Street entrance. Interested women are invited to join. No auditions are necessary. Monthly dues cost $15, but a free 30-day trial membership is available. Funds generated by the club benefit high-school students in Grants Pass and Rogue River, the Junior Honor Choir and Boys & Girls Club. Call 541-476-7006 or 541-474-4447.
Friday, Nov. 19
HOLIDAY ART BOUTIQUE: Rogue Gallery & Art Center's holiday art boutique "Spirit in Hand" opens Friday, Nov. 19, and will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 24 (closed Nov. 24-29 for Thanksgiving) at the gallery, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. The boutique features handcrafted items by regional artists and artisans, including jewelry, scarves, soaps, handbags, pottery, glassware, ceramic sculptures and small artworks. Call 541-772-8118.
CLAYFOLK POTTERY SHOW: The 35th annual Clayfolk Pottery Show will be held Friday-Sunday, Nov. 19-21, at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. The show will feature work by more than 60 regional artists, including dinnerware, jewelry, tiles, fountains and sculptures. Doors open at 4 p.m. Friday, and folksinger Michelle McAfee will perform at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be available. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. On Sunday, drawings will be held every hour for $25 certificates to be used toward Clayfolk purchases. Pottery demonstrations and hands-on activities for children will be offered throughout the weekend. Admission is free. Visit www.clayfolk.org.
UPPER ROGUE ARTISTS: The regional group will meet at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Shady Cove Community Center, 22465 Highway 62. Anyone interested is invited to attend at no charge. Call 541-890-0069.
GINGERBREAD JUBILEE: The annual holiday auction to benefit the nonprofit Craterian Performances will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Handmade gingerbread houses will be on the auction block, along with getaways to Sunriver, Portland, Crater Lake Lodge, two tickets to a live taping of the "Ellen" show in Los Angeles and many other packages and certificates. Tickets cost $75 and are available by calling 541-779-8195, ext. 303. The gingerbread houses will be displayed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Tuesday, Nov. 20-23, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at the theater. See www.craterian.org for information.
SQUARE DANCE: Lantz's Dantzers hold square dances the third Friday of every month at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Pre-rounds begin at 7:30 p.m., and mainstream and plus dancing begins at 8 p.m. Admission is by donation. Call 541-772-1431.
BALLROOM DANCE PARTY: Dancing will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at The Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Tango and swing lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. No partner or sign-ups required. Admission is $8, $6 after 8:30 p.m. and for youths. See www.evergreenballroom.com or call 541-826-8000.
Saturday, Nov. 20
BREAKFAST: A breakfast of biscuits and gravy, omelets, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, potatoes, pancakes, fruit, juice and coffee will be served from 7:30 to 11 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at Medford Masonic Center, 975 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Cost is $6.
CHRISTMAS IN THE MOUNTAINS: A community holiday celebration will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in Butte Falls. Various businesses in town will offer special items, and the Lioness Women's Club will host its annual bazaar with a lunch and silent auction at Butte Falls Community Hall. Local artist Joe Dunbar will demonstrate drawing with chalk pastels at the Community Bible Church, and there will be a raffle for the drawing. Bill Edmondson Memorial Museum on Pine Street will be open. Other events include a visit by St. Nick and a tree-lighting ceremony. Flyers and maps will be available at participating businesses and at the gazebo in the park. Call 541-865-7707 for information.
BOOK SALE: Rogue River Friends of the Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov., 20, at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Call 541-864-8850 for information.
SOUTHERN OREGON BOOK AND AUTHOR FAIR: Regional authors will be on hand to discuss and display their work at the annual book fair to be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in the ballroom of Ashland Springs Hotel, 212 E. Main St. Call 800-932-1971 for information.
STUDIO SALE: Ashland printmaker Denise Kester will hold her eighth annual studio sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20-21, at Kester Studio, 440 Helman St. She will be joined by local artists Krista Johnson, Jan Stackhouse, Mare Schelz and Neal Thompson, who will offer a variety of media. Visit www.drawingonthedream.com or call 541-778-2673 for information.
HISTORIC WALKING TOURS: Ben Truwe unlocks the secrets of the past during his "Haunted Brothels and Opium Dens of Medford" walking tours at 11 a.m. the third Saturday of every month. Learn where Medford residents "lynched the knocker and burned the hammer." The free tours last about two hours and are suitable for all ages. Participants should dress for the weather and meet at Southern Oregon Historical Society History Center, 106 N. Central Ave., Medford. Call 541-773-8369 for reservations.
SOUTHERN OREGON STITCHERS: The group will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Presbyterian Church, 456 W. Pine St., Central Point. Anyone interested may attend at no charge. Visit http://sosega.com or call 541-488-4082.
TEEN CHESS CLUB: Teenagers can play chess from 1 to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Medford library's teen department, 205 S. Central Ave. All levels of players are welcome; basic instruction is offered. Call 541-774-6413.
OLD TIME MOVIE NIGHT: One of Bob Hope's biggest hits, the 1948 slapstick western "The Paleface," will be presented Saturday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m. during the Old Time Movie Night series, at the Christian Church of Ashland, corner of Second and B streets. Hope, playing a dentist, and co-star Jane Russell, playing Calamity Jane, scheme to round up a gang of outlaws. The second feature is 1952's "High Noon," starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. Nostalgic drive-in snack-bar ads and vintage coming-attraction previews will play between the features. Doors open at 6 p.m.; a snack bar is open all evening. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Call 541-482-1561.
LIVE MUSIC AND DANCE: Jim Lane and the Renegades presents live country, oldies and rock 'n' roll music from 7 to 10 p.m. the third Saturday of every month at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is $4. Call 541-955-5229.
Sunday, Nov. 21
SOUTHERN OREGON WOOD TURNERS: Learn how to turn wood on a lathe at 2 p.m. the third Sunday of every month with Southern Oregon Wood Turners Club. The group meets at 175 Royal Lane, Rogue River. Anyone interested is invited to attend. Call 541-956-5958 or 541-476-6137.
DOCUMENTARY: "Peacable Kingdom," a film that looks at raising animals for food, will be screened at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at CultureWorks, 310 Oak St., Ashland. The documentary focuses on several people who grew up in traditional farming culture and provides insight into the connections made with animals under their care. It also illustrates the social, psychological and economic forces that have shaped the way of life. An organic, vegan buffet will be available, with hors d'oeuvres, entrees, vegetables, salad, dessert, beverages and a no-host wine bar. Live music will be performed by Antonette Goroch. Cost is $20. Reservations are required before Sunday, Nov. 14. The event is sponsored by Southern Oregon Animal Rights. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-973-1998 between 9 a.m. and noon.
Monday, Nov. 22
MONDAY AFTERNOON MOVIE: Watch a movie about a scientist who tries to solve world hunger only to see things go awry as food falls from the sky in abundance, at 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 22, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. The movie and popcorn are free. Call 541-855-1994.
ACCORDION CLUB: Medford Accordion Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month at Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. Anyone interested in playing or listening is invited. Admission is $1. Call 541-488-7777.
Friday, Nov. 26
ADVANCED SQUARE DANCE: Scoot-N-Weavers host an A1/A2 square dance from 7 to 10 p.m. the fourth Friday of every month at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is by donation. Call 541-772-8687.
BALLROOM DANCE PARTY: Dancing will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at The Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Nightclub two-step lessons will begin at 7:30 p.m. No partner or sign-ups required. Admission is $8, $6 after 8:30 p.m. and for youths. See www.evergreenballroom.com or call 541-826-8000.
Saturday, Nov. 27
BREAKFAST: An all-you-can-eat breakfast of sausage, ham, eggs, pancakes, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee will be offered from 8 to 11 a.m. the last Saturday of every month at Warren Lodge No. 10 in Jacksonville, 135 Oregon St. Cost is $6.
STAR PROMENADERS: The club hosts an advanced and plus-level square dance the fourth Saturday of every month at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. A1 and A2 squares begin at 6:30 p.m., pre-rounds at 7:30 p.m. and plus-squares with A1 tips at 8 p.m. Admission is $4. Call 541-665-5940.
Sunday, Nov. 28
COOKBOOK and COOKIES: Lauren and Bruce Sargent will promote their new book, "The Buckhorn Springs Heritage Cookbook," from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. The Sargents will bring cookies for sampling. Call 541-488-0029.
Monday, Nov. 29
CALL TO ARTISTS: Artists are invited to submit art in all media to the 33rd annual Sagebrush Rendezvous Art Exhibit to be held Jan. 29-30 at Running Y Resort in Klamath Falls. A portion of proceeds from the show will benefit American Cancer Society and other charities. Deadline for submission is Monday, Nov. 29. Fees, registration and criteria are available at www.klamath.org/events/sagebrushart or call 541-891-8618.
Wednesday, Dec. 1
CALL FOR SHORT FILMS: DIVA Center in Eugene is calling for short films (15 minutes or less) by Oregon filmmakers for entry in its seventh annual OpenLens Festival to be held Jan. 28-30. Deadline for submissions is Dec. 1. The festival is a celebration of independent filmmaking dedicated to showcasing new films and providing networking for filmmakers. Prizes are $100, $200 and $500. For information and application, see www.openlens.proscenia.net.
Thursday, Dec. 2
ASHLAND SUFI HEART CIRCLE: Local dance leaders will present Dances of Universal Peace and practices of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Murshid Samuel L. Lewis at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Hidden Springs Wellness Center, 1651 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is a suggested donation of $10. See www.ashlandsufi.com or call 541-482-4902.
Friday, Dec. 3
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY FUNDRAISER: A Whimsical Wonderland, a dinner and auction to benefit American Cancer Society, will be held from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Rogue Valley Country Club, 2660 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Live music and dancing, plus a raffle for an original painting by Frank Rinna, are included. Cost is $125 per person. Call 541-772-1614 for reservations.
SQUARE DANCE: The Star Promenaders host an easy, mainstream dance at 7:30 p.m. the first Friday of every month at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is by donation. Call 541-665-5940.
BALLROOM DANCE PARTY: Dancing will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at The Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Nightclub two-step and waltz lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. No partner or sign-ups required. Admission is $8, $6 after 8:30 p.m. and for youths. See www.evergreenballroom.com or call 541-826-8000.
Saturday, Dec. 4
BOOK SALE: Jacksonville Friends of the Library will hold a Christmas book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at the library, 340 W. C St. Call 541-899-1665.
TEEN LIBRARY FIRST SATURDAY FUN: Activities for teens are held from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of each month in the Medford library's teen department, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-6413.
Dec. 4 — Learn the art of making a book
Sunday, Dec. 5
MUSICIANS SWAP MEET: The 13th annual Musicians Swap Meet will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. The event is sponsored by Cabin Fever Sound. Tables cost $12 to $20 and can be reserved by calling 541-482-4830.
Thursday, Dec. 9
CALL TO POETS: Poets of all types may sign up for an open-mic session at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at Downtowne Coffee House, 200 Talent Ave., Talent. Sign-ups are at 6:30 p.m. Call 541-512-1007.
Friday, Dec. 10
PRESCHOOL Puppet TheatER: See what Brenda Beaver and her forest friends are up to during a puppet theater from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. the second Friday of each month at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. A brief environmental lesson precedes the puppet show, play time, a snack and related craft or activity. The show is for children 3 to 5 years old, and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No late seating. Registration prior to day of program is required. To register, see www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.
Tuesday, Dec. 14
BOOK DISCUSSIONs: Medford Library Book Discussion Group meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the Adams Room of the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. On Tuesday, Dec. 14, the group will discuss James Fenimore Cooper's "Last of the Mohicans." Refreshments will be served. Call 541-774-6415.
Saturday, Dec. 18
TEEN CHESS CLUB: Teenagers can play chess from 1 to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Medford library's teen department, 205 S. Central Ave. All levels of players are welcome; basic instruction offered. Call 541-774-6413.