Activities: Friday, August 17
Friday, Aug. 17
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. each Friday at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. Look for new or gently used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds help fund programs, activities and library collections. Call 541-878-2270 or see jcls.org.
Artists’ Workshop Annual Show: This group of accomplished artists’ 34th annual show and sale will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 26 at Art Presence Center, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. Look for landscapes, florals, still lifes, and abstracts in a variety of media. This year’s show features 16 artists. The group was founded in 1979 by Jacksonville artist Elaine Witteveen. Call 541-776-2180 for information.
Book Sale: Book sales are held from 1 to 4 p.m. the third Friday of each month at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Look for new or gently-used books, DVDs and CDs. Prices are by donation. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will hold a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape Street, Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
Southern Oregon Social Singles: Southern Oregon Social Singles, a social group for single, divorced, widowed, separated or never married singles ages 50-70, will host a meet-and-greet from 6 to 8 p.m. the third Friday of every month in the sports lounge at Lava Lanes, 2980 Crater Lake Highway, Medford. Admission is free. See meetup.com/southern-oregon-singles.
Haunted History Tour: Costumed docents lead hour-long tours at 7 and 7:30 p.m. the first and the third Fridays of each month through September in downtown Jacksonville. The 7 p.m. courthouse tour features brothels, epidemics and hangings. The 7:30 p.m. Britt Hill tour shares tales of arson, saloons and Oregon’s first Chinatown. Tours are $5. Call 541-245-3650 for reservations. See historicjacksonville.org for information.
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, Aug. 18
Breakfast: Biscuits and gravy, omelets, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, potatoes, pancakes, fruit, juice and coffee are served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Medford Masonic Center, 975 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. The breakfast costs $7 or $5 for students with valid identification.
Morning Bird Walk: See and hear a variety of birds that spend their summers in the Rogue Valley at 8 a.m. the third Saturday of each month through August at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is free. See ashlandparksandrec.org or call 541-488-6606.
Oregon Honey and Mead Festival: The fifth annual Oregon Honey and Mead Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Ashland Elks Lodge, 255 E. Main St. The festival is part of the Cascade Girl Organization’s Bee Weekend in Ashland. Taste varieties of honeys, meads, cheeses and chocolates from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A beekeeper’s breakfast will be at 9 a.m. in the Crystal Room at Ashland Springs Hotel, 212 E. Main St. Tasting and beekeeping classes begin at 11 a.m. and noon at the hotel. Admission to the festival is $10, or $15 to include the Ambrose and Annieville concert on Sunday, Aug. 19, at Grizzly Peak Winery. The beekeepers’s dinner costs $25 and must be purchased in advance at eventbrite.com. Kids 8 and younger get into the festival free. See orgonhoneyfestival.com for information.
Rogue Valley A’s: Model A enthusiasts meet at 9:30 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Royal Mobile Estates Clubhouse, 1055 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. You don’t have to own a Model A to attend. See roguevalleyas.org.
Rogue Modern Quilters Guild: The quilting group meets from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the third Saturday of each month for sewing, demonstrations and show-and-tell projects at Talent Town Hall, 206 E. Main St. A business meeting begins at 1 p.m. All levels of experience are welcome. Annual dues are $25. The first visit is free. Call 541-512-1442 or see roguemodernquilters.com.
Talent Garden Club: The club meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Email email@example.com.
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.
Pet Adoption: Southern Oregon Humane Society will host an adoption day as part of National Clear the Shelters Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at 7303 Crater Lake Highway, White City. Adoptable dogs and cats can be viewed at sohumane.org. Call 541-779-3215 for information.
Meet the Author: Meet regional authors from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Bookmark Bookstore, 7561 Crater Lake Highway, White City. Authors will be on hand ask questions about writing and publishing. Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-227-4877.
Low-cost Pet Vaccines: Bring your cat or dog to the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, for vaccinations. Vaccinations available for dogs are rabies and distemper/parvo booster. Vaccinations available for cats are rabies and distemper/rhino/calici booster. Vaccinations are $10 each. Nail trims are available for $5. This is a cash-only clinic and all pets must be at least 8 weeks old and in good health. Pets that are on antibiotics, in heat, or on cortisone products cannot be vaccinated. Call 541-774-6654.
Historic Walking Tours: Hear about everything from old saloons to unsuccessful efforts to stop hogs and other livestock from roaming downtown markets and eating the produce when Ben Truwe leads free historic walking tours of downtown Medford from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of every month. The tours start at the Southern Oregon Historical Society’s History Center, 106 N. Central Ave. To reserve a tour, call 541-773-8369.
Victorian Days Tours: Costumed docents will lead tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month through October at the 1873 Cornelius Beekman House, 470 E. California St., Jacksonville. Tours are $5, $3 for seniors and students. On Saturday Aug. 18, learn about 19th Century etiquette. Costumed docents will provide etiquette “lessons” on calling cards, fan flirting, posture and poise, table manners and share information on 19thCentury etiquette rules governing social interactions, class distinctions, and appropriate dress. Call 541-245-3650 or see historicjacksonville.org.
Bilingual Story Time: A combined English and Spanish story time is held 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.
Family Game Day: Play a variety of tabletop and video games from noon to 3:30 p.m. the third Saturday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6994.
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.
Contra Dance: Dances are held the third Saturday of each month at the Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Beginners instruction begins at 7 p.m. and dancing is from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. No perfumes or scented oils, and clean bodies and clothes are encouraged. Admission is $10, $6 for students. Call 541-482-7751 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Coast Swing: Swing dances are held from 8 to 11 p.m. the third Saturday of each month through August at Jazzercise Studio, 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite O and P, at The Shoppes at Exit 24, Phoenix. Beginners’ instruction is at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for instruction and dance or $10 for dance only. High school students get in free with student ID. See soswingdance.com or call 541-324-7981.
Sunday, Aug. 19
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 booths will 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.
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.
Flea Market: Antiques, collectibles, crafts and more will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Original Medford Giant Flea Market held in the Medford National Guard Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. Admission is $1.50, free for age 12 and younger. See fleaforall.net or call 541-772-8211.
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. On Sunday, Aug. 19, the Ashland Amphibious Fire Engine will be on site. Retired firefighter Phil Kessler and historian Ben Truwe will be on hand to discuss the restored fire engine and its history.
Monday, Aug. 20
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, Aug. 21
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.
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.
Tuesday Afternoon Knitters: Crocheters, knitters and tatters of all skill levels can gather, share ideas and create new pieces from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-326-2035 or find Tuesday Afternoon Knitters on Facebook.
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. 22
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 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.
Lunchtime Movies: Free movies are shown from noon to 2:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Refreshments are provided. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
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. 23
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 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 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.
Phoenix Garden Club: The club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. The speaker will be Myrl Bishop, a Master Gardener and clematis expert. Bishop will discuss how to select these woody plants, growing conditions for different types and how to get them to perform at their best. Find Phoenix Garden Club on Facebook.
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.