Activities: Friday, Dec. 28
Jacksonville Carvers: The club meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays for carving and coffee at the Jacksonville library, 340 West C St. 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.
Color Happy Fridays: Coloring sessions for adults will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Coloring supplies will be provided. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will hold a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Osmo’s Alehouse, 522 S. Central Ave., 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.
Holiday Bash: Dance to a mix of ballroom, Latin and swing with a Disney theme from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at The Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Lessons in nightclub two-step and the Charleston begin at 7:30 p.m. The dance begins at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $8 before 8:30 p.m., $6 after 8:30 p.m. and $6 for kids. Disney-inspired costumes encouraged. See evergreenballroom.com or call 541-826-8000.
Saturday, Dec. 29
Lego Builder Time: Children ages 4 through 12 can build with Legos from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the Ruch library, 7919 Highway 238. Lego Duplo brinks will be provided for younger children. Call 541-899-7438 or see jcls.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 from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. The first visit is free, then club dues are $5 a month. Call 541-944-4535 or see centralpointwoodcarvers.com.
Game Club: Play Scrabble, chess or cribbage for free from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
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.
Library Tour: The Southern Oregon Historical Society will offer free tours of its research archive library from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the library, 106 N. Central Ave., Medford. The collection includes the original 1883 Medford town plan, the Pinto Colvig (Bozo the Clown) papers, and the Peter Britt collection of 5000 glass plate negatives and prints, along with thousands of original newspapers, maps and photographs. Following the tour, visitors can stay and ask questions, conduct research, or ask library volunteers to retrieve particular documents, photos or files. Regular library hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 541-773-6536.
Sunday, Dec. 30
Ice Skating: The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink will be open every day through Feb. 18, weather permitting. Skate rentals, snacks and hot drinks are available. Call 541-488-9189 or see ashland.or.us/icerink for schedule and admission information.
Film Screening: The documentary film “6000 Miles to Ukraine,” about the journey of Ashland musician Webster Young from Southern Oregon to Lviv, Ukraine, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at the Ashland library. Admission is $5 suggested donation at the door. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Dec. 31
Schneider Museum of Art: “Terrain: The Space Between,” from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation, featuring work by Vija Celmins, Judy Pfaff and Ed Ruscha in the Entry Gallery, along with Patrick Collier’s work “Field Burns” in the Main Gallery, and works by Susan Murrell and Carl Diehl, “Outland About,” in the Heiter and Treehaven galleries, will be displayed through Jan. 5 at the Schneider Museum of Art, 555 Indiana St., at Southern Oregon University. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-6245.
Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at branches of Jackson County libraries. See jcls.org.
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.
Homework Hub: Children 5 through 12 who need help with homework, studying and comprehension can drop in and work with small groups and experienced tutors from 3 to 5 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Admission is free, and one-on-one sessions are available with advanced scheduling. Call 541-774-8678.
New Year’s Eve Family Celebration: Ring in the New Year at the Ashland Library with live music preformed by folk singer Dennis Caraher at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.
New Year’s Eve Fancy Pants Dance: A multigenerational dance party for kids, parents and grandparents will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Dance to music provided by DJ Dave. Refreshments will be provided. Admission is $5, $3 for kids 12 and younger. Call 541-488-7716.
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, Jan. 1
Nia New Year Dance: Nia black belt Rachael R. Resch will facilitate the 15th annual Nia New Year celebration, “Visioning 2019: Embody and Envision the New Story of Humanity,” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan 1, at The DanceSpace, 280 E. Hersey St., No. 10, Ashland. Participants can join in joyful, fun and meditative Nia movement, followed by a personal, body-focused inquiry process to set intentions for the coming year. No previous dance or movement experience is necessary. Admission is $18. Call 541-301-3493, email email@example.com, or see rachaelresch.com for more information.
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.
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. Dance instruction is offered for $3, sign-up at 12:15 p.m., and begins promptly at 12:30 p.m. First-time visitors can dance for free, otherwise it’s $5. No partners are required. Call 541-664-3176.
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, Jan. 2
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 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.
History Lecture: Part of the Windows in Time history lecture series, land surveyor Roger Roberts will present the lecture “Discovering Abandoned Cemeteries: Locating Unmarked Graves” at noon Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Roberts will report on the progress the Rogue Valley Genealogy Society cemetery committee has made in locating abandoned burial sites since the first report in 2012. The method of locating an unmarked grave will be demonstrated during Roberts’ lecture. 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.
Young at Art: Seniors wanting to learn some art tips and express their creativity can meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Each meeting will explore different media and subjects presented by instructor Shea Cathey. All supplies will be provided. Admission is free. To register call 541-488-5342.
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, Jan. 3
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.
Digging Dinos: Children can go back in time and learn about dinosaurs with Bugs ’R Us expert John Jackson at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Explore real fossils, teeth, claws and imitation skin. At the conclusion of the program, participants will get to do a dinosaur fossil dig and take home whatever they find. Registration is required. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.
After-School Chess Club: Teens and children 7 and older can play chess from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
Comedy Improv Sessions: Mighty Medford Improv-ers host free improvisational comedy practice from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The sessions are led by Thomas Hartmann, new to the Rogue Valley from Chicago where he trained with Second City. All levels of experience are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Stamp Club: The Southern Oregon Philatelic Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, in the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church, 607 W. Main St., Medford. The program will be “Albums We Use.” All ages of collectors are welcome to share their interests. Refreshments will be served. Call 541-770-1689.
Historic Candlelight Tour: Explore the secrets and mysteries of Jacksonville’s historic Beekman Bank, Jan. 3-5. Regional historian Ben Truwe pursues secrets lost with the last Beekman in 45-minute candlelight tours beginning at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. each night. Admission is $5, and registration is required. Flashlights are required. Proceeds benefit the preservation and maintenance of the landmark. Email email@example.com or call 541-245-3650.
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.