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Friday, Nov. 19

CALL TO ARTISTS: Artists are invited to submit paintings, photographs and other two-dimensional artworks to the Southern Oregon Historical Society's juried exhibit, titled "Legacy," to be displayed during December at the SOHS History Center, 106 N. Central Ave., Medford. Deadline for submission is Wednesday, Nov. 24, at the center. All artworks must reflect landmarks, landscapes, buildings and portraits of Southern Oregon's past. A reception and silent art auction will be held Dec. 17. Call 541-494-0273 or e-mail director@sohs.org for a prospectus.

ART EXHIBIT: A show of works by 17 members of Art Presence will be featured through November at The GoodBean Coffee Co., 165 S. Oregon St., Jacksonville. The exhibit includes works in oil, watercolor, pastel, monoprint, acrylic, mosaic and metal. Call 541-899-3759.

STUDENT ART EXHIBIT: "The Light and the Dark," an exchange of artwork by students from Rogue Community College's Redwood and Medford campuses, will be displayed through Dec. 9 in the Wiseman Gallery on the Redwood campus, 3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass, and on the second floor of the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 Bartlett St., Medford. A student holiday show, featuring jewelry, ceramics and more, will be held in the Wiseman's Annex through Dec. 9. The Wiseman Gallery's hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Hours for the RCC/SOU exhibition are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Visit www.roguecc.edu/galleries or call 541-956-7489 or 541-956-7339.

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.

ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER: "Viva la Vida: Synthesis of Cultures," will be displayed through Wednesday, Nov. 24, at the gallery and art center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. The Day of the Dead-inspired exhibit, organized by Avenue 50 Studio, a Latino community art center in Los Angeles, explores the traditions of ancestral remembrance shared by cultures worldwide. The display showcases paintings, drawings, prints, collages and sculptures by 24 artists. The gallery's annual holiday art boutique will open Friday, Nov. 19. The boutique features handcrafted items by regional artists and artisans, including jewelry, scarves, soaps, handbags, pottery, glassware, ceramic sculptures and small artworks for holiday giving. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call 541-772-8118 or See www.roguegallery.org.

FIREHOUSE GALLERY: "Sitting Still," an exhibit of paintings, monotypes and charcoal and gouache on paper by Eloise Larson of Weed, Calif., will be displayed through Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Rogue Community College's FireHouse Gallery, 214 S.W. Fourth St., Grants Pass. Digital photography collages by Susan Jordan will be displayed in the gallery's Community Exhibits Room. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. See www.roguecc.edu/galleries or call 541-956-7489 or 541-956-7339 for information.

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.

ART EXHIBIT: "Fade," an exhibit of lithographs by Rosie Chesney of Santa Cruz, Calif., will be displayed through Dec. 31 at Elan Gallery, 245 W. Main St., Jacksonville. A reception for the artist will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at the gallery. Chesney grew up in Siskiyou County and finds inspiration for her art in the landscapes of Northern California and Southern Oregon. She attends the University of California at Santa Cruz. Call 541-899-8000 for information.

LAUREL AND HARDY: The Southern Oregon chapter of the Sons of the Desert will present "Way out West," a classic 1937 film starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy and Chill Wills, at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, in the Old City Hall, West Main and South Oregon streets, Jacksonville. Stan and Ollie are charged with delivering the deed to a valuable gold mine to the daughter of a dead prospector, but the girl's evil guardian is determined to have the mine for himself. Call 541-899-9110.

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.

FOLK DANCERS: Ashland International Folk Dancers meets Fridays at Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m. and dancing begins at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $3. Call 541-482-8249.

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

AUDITIONS: Four Rogue Valley independent filmmakers, including Robert Fort, Ray Robison, Eric Singer and Randy Granstrom, will hold casting auditions beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in the Carpenter Room of the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Anyone interested should call 541-772-9973 or e-mail rfindiefilm7@gmail.com.

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. Fliers and maps will be available at participating businesses and at the gazebo in the park. Call 541-865-7707 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. See www.drawingonthedream.com or call 541-778-2673 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.

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.

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. See http://sosega.com or call 541-488-4082.

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.

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 at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 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.

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.

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.

CONTRA DANCE: The Ashland Folk Music Club will host a dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. There will be live music by Kevin Carr and Josie Mendolsohn, and the caller will be Sue Baker. Beginning dance instruction starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $8, $5 for students. Middle-school students and younger kids will be admitted free. Nonmarking shoes are encouraged. Call 541-488-0679 for information.

Sunday, Nov. 21

APPLEGATE VALLEY UNCORKED: The annual tour features 14 Applegate Valley wineries between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21. At each stop, patrons can sample appetizers paired with wines. Tickets cost $39, which includes a commemorative glass, and are available online at www.applegatewinetrail.com or by calling 541-846-9900 or 541-899-8468.

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.

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 cultures and provides insight into the connections made with animals under their care. It also illustrates the social, psychological and economic forces that have shaped their 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. The event is sponsored by Southern Oregon Animal Rights. E-mail heretiznr@hotmail.com or call 541-973-1998 between 9 a.m. and noon.

Monday, Nov. 22

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 jules@roguegallery.org 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 planned 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: The 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 through 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.

AFTER-SCHOOL MOVIE: "Air Buddies," rated PG, will be shown at 2:45 p.m. at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Admission is free, and snacks will be served served. Call 541-535-7090 for information.

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.

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.

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.

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. 23

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.

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. Call 541-878-2270.

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.

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.

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.

AUTHOR NIGHT: Actor, educator and dramaturge Barry Kraft will read from Tim Smith's novel, "The Sticking Place," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. "The Sticking Place" is the first in Smith's Luke Jones series that follows a Shakespeare-quoting policeman from rookie to retirement. Call 541-774-6996 for information.

Wednesday, Nov. 24

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.

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. 25

THANKSGIVING MORNING DANCE: Burn off some calories before Thanksgiving dinner. The annual Nia Thanksgiving DanceFeast with instructor Rachael R. Resch will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, at The DanceSpace 280 E. Hersey St., No. 10, Ashland. Nia is a blend of free-form dance, martial arts and healing arts done to world-beat music. No experience is necessary. Admission is $12. Call 541-488-1192 or see www.nianow.com for information.

Friday, Nov. 26

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: Free magic shows, face-painting, wine and food-tasting will be available at Northwest Nature Shop's annual Holiday Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at the shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. The magic show will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. See www.northwestnatureshop.com or call 541-482-3241.

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.

ART EXHIBIT: Wildlife photography by Bill and Rosalie More, fine-art portrait photography by Bob Metternich and mixed-media fantasy art by April Metternich and Diana More will be displayed from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, in the banquet room at The Brick Bar and Grill, 311 E. Pine St., Central Point. The artists will be on hand to discuss their work. Call 541-944-2732 for information.

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 & 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 and 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.

BOOK SALE: Used books will be available from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-535-7090.

Wednesday, Dec. 1

CALL FOR SHORT FILMS: DIVA Center in Eugene is calling for short films (15 minutes or fewer) by Oregon filmmakers for entry in its seventh annual OpenLens Festival to be held Jan. 28-30. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, 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.