Activities: Friday, July 27
Friday, July 27
Jacksonville Carvers: The club meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays for carving and coffee at The Woodcarving Place, 255 E. D St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-5571.
Book Nook Sale: A book sale is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Friday at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. Look for new or gently used books, DVDs and CDs. Call 541-878-2270 or see jcls.org.
Festival Noons: A conversation, “Developing ‘Manahatta,’” will be held at noon Friday, July 27, in Carpenter Hall on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Mary Kathryn Nagle and Amrita Ramanan will speak. Tickets are $12, $8 for students ages 6 to 17, and are available at the box office, at osfashland.org or by calling 541-482-4331.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will hold a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Walkabout Brewing Co., 921 Mason Way, Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
Ashland International Folk Dancers: The group meets Fridays at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, to perform dances from Eastern and Western Europe, Greece, Scandinavia, Israel, Turkey and the Middle East. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m., and dancing goes from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. No partners necessary. Admission is $5. Call 541-535-6397 or 541-482-8249.
Saturday, July 28
Lithia Artisans Market: Dozens of artisans display handcrafted items from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through October along Calle Guanajuato, the pedestrian walkway behind the downtown plaza that runs next to Ashland Creek in Ashland. Call 541-301-9811 or see lithiaartisansmarket.com.
Central Point Artisan Market: Food and handcrafted items are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 29 at 419 Front St., along the Artisan Corridor near Rogue Creamery, in Central Point. Call 541-664-5301 or see centralpointchamber.org.
Living History Tour: Step back in time and interact with Beekman family members and friends on Saturday, July 28. Experience Depression-era Jacksonville where miners dig up streets, hobos beg for hand-outs, and the Beekman family closes up its 1873 Jacksonville home, going through family belongings, commenting on current affairs, and sharing memories of life in the late 1800s. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. at the Beekman House, 470 E. California St., Jacksonville. Admission is $10, $8 for seniors and students. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-245-3650.
Car and Motorcycle Show: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1833 will host a car and motorcycle show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Star Body Works, 600 N. Central Ave., Medford. Admission is free. Vehicle entry fee is $20. Proceeds to support VFW. Call 541-582-1825.
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk offering an interactive, in-depth introduction to “The Way the Mountain Moved” at noon Saturday, July 28, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.
Bilingual Story Time: A combined English and Spanish story time is at noon Saturdays at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. Call 541-864-8880 or see jcls.org.
Woodcarvers Club: Woodcarvers offer instruction for carvers of all ages from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. Admission is $5. Call 541-944-4535 or see centralpointwoodcarvers.com.
Scrabble Club: Play Scrabble for free from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Waggin’ Tales Used Book Sale: Friends of the Animal Shelter’s pay-what-you-want book sale will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 28, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at Jackson County Animal Services, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Cash or check only. Purchases support FOTAS programs. Call 917-602-9074.
Movie Matinee: Family-friendly films are shown from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. Free popcorn is served. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
Wii Teens: Kids 11 and older can play a Wii video games from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
Star Promenaders: The club hosts A-1 and A-2 dancing from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of every month at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Pre-rounds are from 7:30 to 8 p.m. and plus dancing is from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Square-dance attire is appreciated. Bring finger food to share. Suggested donation is $4. Call 541-855-7884.
Movies in the Park: This summer, find themed-event movie fun under the stars in select neighborhood parks. These Family Fun Nights feature free hot dogs (while supplies last) and recreational activities at 7 p.m. Movies begin at dusk. On July 28, “The Ninjago Movie” will be shown at Lewis Park, corner of Lewis Avenue and Eighth Street, Medford. Call 541-447-2400 or see playmedford.com.
Sunday, July 29
Car Club: The Stray Cats Car Club of Jacksonville meets for coffee, donuts and vintage cars at 9 a.m. Sundays in the parking lot of Ray’s Market, 401 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville.
Jacksonville Farmers Market: The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 15 at the Historic Jacksonville Courthouse, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. More than 70 vendors offer local produce, fresh-baked goods, naturally raised beef, local seafood, beverages, treats, prepared foods, arts and crafts. Live music begins at 11:30 a.m. Pets are allowed. See jville.market.
Sundays at the Farm: Historic Hanley Farm hosts open houses from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 2. Bring a picnic and tour the house and gardens. Look for children’s activities, craft vendors, live music and more. Farmhouse tours are available from 1 to 3 p.m.. Admission to the farm is free; tour’s cost $5, $3 for kids 12 and younger.
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a free Park Talk at noon Sunday, July 29, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Actor Robin Goodrin Nordli will speak. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.
Monday, July 30
Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at branches of Jackson County libraries. See jcls.org.
Daniel Meyer Pool: The outdoor pool will be open until early September at 1705 Homes Ave., Ashland. See ashland.or.us/swim for swim schedules and lessons.
Center for the Visual Arts: New summer exhibits by student artists will be displayed through Sept. 21 in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for Andrew Youngblood’s “Entering the Infinite” in the Retzlaff Gallery; Taylor Sayles’s “Seasons” in the Thorndike Gallery; Jessica Lee Findleton’s “Lacy River Botanicals” in the Meyer Memorial Gallery, Paige Gerhard’s “Pour, Puddle, Smear, Crinkle” in the Boise-Cascade Gallery, Ben Gradel’s “Sanitary Flow” in the Art Department Chairs Gallery and Sam Schuh’s “Tree Friend” in the CVA Courtyard Gallery. Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-621-6605.
Color Mondays: Coloring sessions for adults will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Coloring supplies will be provided. Call 541-744-6996 or see jcls.org.
Stitchers of All Kinds: Bring needle-craft supplies and participate in embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, knitting, crocheting and more at 10 a.m. Mondays at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Call 541-864-8850 or see jcls.org.
Kid Time!: Kids in elementary school and younger can explore interactive exhibits and learn about the history of Oregon, construction and engineering, water systems and more at Kid Time! 106 N. Central Ave., Medford. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $6 for adults, $10 for kids. Call 541-772-9922 or see kid-time.org.
Line Dancing for Seniors: Line dancing for ages 60 and older is held at 1 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 is $2. Call 541-488-5342.
Movie Classics: Classic films will be shown at 1 p.m. Mondays at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
Children’s Chess Club: Kids 5 and older can play chess from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 541-774-6995 or see jcls.org.
Pub Trivia: Family-friendly games of trivia are available from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at 4 Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main St., Medford. Participation is free, and there are prizes for winning teams. Call 541-779-4455.
Clog Dances: Dance with the Misty Mountain Cloggers at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Southern Oregon Performing Arts Center, 930 Summit Ave., Medford. Instruction is available. Admission is $8. Call 541-772-1431.
The Ashland Country Dancers: English and Scottish country dancing will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays in the Dance Space, 280 E. Hersey St., No. 10, Ashland. These community dance forms inspired square and contra dances. Instruction is available and no partner is necessary. Admission is $4.
Tuesday, July 31
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 Ashland National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum: A variety of interactive science exhibits are available at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Find upcoming events, shows and activities at scienceworksmuseum.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $12, $10 for ages 2 through 12 and 65 and older. Admission is $3 the first Sunday of every month. See scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a free Park Talk at noon Tuesday, July 31, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Actor Wil Wilhelm will speak. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.
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 winning teams will receive prizes. Call 541-482-9701.
Wednesday, Aug. 1
Bird Walk: The Rogue Valley Audubon Society leads slow-paced, 1 1/2-mile walks at 8:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month, including July 4, at Denman Wildlife Area off Touvelle or Agate roads in Eagle Point. The numbers of different species observed by participants are entered in the Cornell Ornithological Laboratory’s eBird database. Participants will need to purchase an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife parking permit. See roguevalleyaudubon.org for directions and information.
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: 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 541-482-4692.
Lithia Park Nature Walks: Naturalists lead free, 90-minute walks through Lithia Park at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays through Sept. 30. The walks are available on Saturdays in July and August. Learn about the plants, trees, animals, water, geology and history of the park. Meet at the park entrance on Winburn Way across from the downtown Ashland Plaza. No registration required. Call 541-488-5340.
History Lecture: Part of the “Windows in Time” history lecture series, local historian Ben Truwe will present “Newswatch ‘65,” at noon Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The presentation features local television news clips, all filmed in the Rogue Valley by KOBI during 1965, such as the Shady Cove jet-boat ferry across the Rogue River, testing the new Mount Ashland chair lift, interiors of Medford’s Carnegie Library, Medford police training for riot duty, the Rogue River Rooster Crow, and Jacksonville Pioneer Days. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Origami: Children can practice the art of Japanese paper folding, or origami, at 2 p.m. Wednesdays 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.
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.
Thursday, Aug. 2
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.
Emigrant Lake Water Slide: Cool off with a ride down one of the 280-foot water slides at Emigrant Lake, 5505 Highway 66, Ashland. Slides are open from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday through Labor Day. A 90-minute wristband is $6 on weekdays, $7 on Saturday or Sunday. Three-hour wristbands are $10 weekdays, $12 on Saturdays and Sundays. See jacksoncountyor.org or call 541-774-8183.
Line Dancing: Jeannette Bournival leads line dancing Thursdays at the Medford Senior Center, 510 E. Main St. Beginners meet at 1 p.m. and intermediate dancers meet at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $3. No partners necessary. Call 541-857-6819 or see jbournival.wordpress.com.
Spanish Conversation: English speakers learning Spanish can attend free conversationals 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.
Stamp Club: The Southern Oregon Philatelic Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, in the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church, 607 W. Main St., Medford. Refreshments will be served. Call 541-770-1689.
Men’s Barbershop Singing: Men interested in singing four-part harmonies can meet with the Rogue Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Society from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. See rvhsings.com or call 541-840-2055.
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.