Things to do: Friday, Jan. 18
Breakfast: The Rogue Valley New Day Network Breakfast will meet at 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Phil Johncock will discuss the new One Site winter shelter for Ashland’s homeless population. Guests can help to make this a no-waste event by bringing a dish to share, along with reusable plates, cups and utensils. Admission is free.
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 library programs, activities and 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.
Medford Garden Club: The club meets at 1 p.m. the third Friday of each month at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford. On Friday, Jan. 18, Master Gardener Ronnie Budge will discuss starting seeds for spring planting. Find Medford Oregon Garden Club on Facebook.
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. Costs are by donation. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
Author Talk: Author Ginger Johnson will present “Seven Elements of Connecting in Person” at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Johnson will discuss how to feel comfortable and confident meeting people, form new personal and professional relationships, and offer opportunities to practice her “Seven Elements.” See jcls.org or call 541-535-4163.
Science Lecture: Roger McDonald, emeritus professor of nutrition from University of California, Davis, will present “The New Age of Aging” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the science auditorium at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. McDonald will examine evidence that led to the discovery of the cause of aging. Research results from such diverse fields as philosophy, physics, evolution and molecular biology will be used to explain what you can do to influence the manner in which you age. Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-552-6341 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Common Block Brewing Company, 315 E. Fifth St., Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
American Legion Dinner: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 15 will host a meatloaf dinner with sides and desserts from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 18, at the post, 100 E. Jackson St., Medford. Admission is $10, $5 for children 12 and younger. Proceeds support local veterans’ families. Call 541-601-9241 or 541-776-9085.
Art du Jour Gallery: Watercolor landscapes by Bruce Barnes and photography by Linda Meerten will be displayed through January at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main St., Medford. A reception for the artists will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18. Find the gallery on Facebook, see artdujourgallery.com or call 541-770-3190.
Rogue Gallery & Art Center: Oil paintings of people, structures and landscapes by Sheri Dinardi, Ilene Gienger-Standield and David Terry will be displayed through Feb. 22 at Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. A reception for the artists will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18. See roguegallery.org or call 541-772-8118.
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.
Evergreen Ballroom: Dance to a mix of ballroom, Latin and swing from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Dance instruction in waltz and nightclub two-step is at 7:30 p.m. No partner or experience required. Admission is $8, $6 after 8:30, and $6 for kids. Ages 12 and younger get in free but must be accompanied by an adult. See evergreenballroom.com or call 541-826-8000.
Saturday, Jan. 19
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; $5 for students with valid identification.
Project FeederWatch: Volunteers can help experts count birds that visit feeders at North Mountain Park from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Results will be submitted to Cornell University’s FeederWatch program. Admission is free. Call 541-488-6606.
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.
Siskiyou Lacemakers Guild: Anyone interested in lace-making — bobbin, tatting, knitting, crochet or needle — can meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m the third Saturday of each month, except for December and June, at Uniquely Yours, 3921 Highland Ave., Grants Pass. Email at email@example.com or call 541-659-3096.
Genealogy Research Lecture: People who have hit a “brick wall” in their research efforts can meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Rogue Valley Genealogical Society members will present tips and tools for moving your genealogy research forward. Admission is free. Call 541-512-2340, email reception.JCGL@gmail.com or stop by the library to register.
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, Jan. 19, for vaccinations. Rabies and distemper/parvo boosters are available for dogs, and rabies and distemper/rhino/calici boosters are available for cats. Distemper/parvo vaccinations are $15 each; all other vaccinations are $10 each. Nail trims are $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.
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 to discuss writing and publishing. Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-227-4877.
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.
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 bricks will be provided for younger children. Call 541-899-7438 or see jcls.org.
Women’s March: The third annual Women’s March Southern Oregon celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Hawthorne Park, 501 E. Main St., Medford. Look speakers Jamie McLeod-Skinner, Lanita Witt and Little Dancing Crow, along with live music and entertainment. Participants can wear a pink hat, hoist a sign and bring non-perishable food donations to benefit ACCESS. See womensmarchsouthernoregon.com.
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.
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.
Geocaching Demonstration: Learn about geocaching, a real-world treasure hunt using GPS-enabled devices such as a smart phone, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcsl.org or call 541-774-8679.
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.
Teen Crafternoon: Teens and pre-teens can make string art, marbleized paper and painted rocks all with an undersea theme from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Library Tour: The Southern Oregon Historical Society offers 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.
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. On Saturday, Jan. 19, Rich Goss will call dance steps and Stepwise will perform live music. 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.
Sunday, Jan. 20
Family Nature Walk: Bundle up and follow a moderately difficult, 4-mile, low-elevation winter hike through Jacksonville Forest Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. See kswild.org or call 541-488-5789 to register.
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.
Kids Lego Creator: Children age 4 through 12 can build with Legos and display their creations from 1 to 3 p.m. the third Sunday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Lego Duplo bricks will be provided for younger children. Call 541-744-6996 or see jcls.org.
Author Talk: Ellen Gardner will discuss her book “Side-Swiped: A Motorhome Adventure” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-744-6996 or see jcls.org.
Rogue Valley Rose Society: The Rogue Valley Rose Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Our Lady of the River Catholic Church, 3625 N. River Road, Rogue River. Scott Goode, a retired environmental scientist, will present “Soil and the Soil Food Web,“ an exploration of the role and interaction of the biological and mineral components of rich, healthy soil, and provide tips and techniques to create fertile soils. Admission is free. Email at email@example.com or call 541-218-2130.
Monday, Jan. 21
Center for the Visual Arts: New winter exhibits featuring student and community artists will be displayed through Friday, Jan. 25, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for Cara Despain’s collection “it doesn’t look like paradise” in the Retzlaff Gallery; a group exhibition by the SOU Sculpture Class “Sculpt It” in the Thorndike Gallery; Jae Lamar’s work “Don’t Say Your Heart’s Not In It” in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; a photography exhibition by the Medford Photography Collaboration, Lindee Newman & Collaborators in the Boise-Cascade Gallery; and Patrick Winfield Vogel’s “Sadhana” in the Art Department Chairs Gallery. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-621-6605.
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.
Bilingual Story Time: A combined English and Spanish story time is held at 11 a.m. Mondays at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. Call 541-864-8880 or see jcls.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.
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.
Astrology in Ashland: Local astrologer Austin Coppock will discuss the Jupiter-Saturn cycle at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Hidden Springs Wellness Center, 1651 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is $7. Call 541-482-8988 or see astrologyinashland.org.
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. 22
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.
Spanish Language Group: Improve your fluency in Spanish from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Medford Senior Center, 510 E. Main St. Look for casual, supportive conversationals and interpretation of Caminos magazine articles, a free Spanish language magazine published every month with articles about Medford activities that affect the Hispanic community.
Classical Recorder Group: Recorder players can join a group that plays classical selections at noon every Tuesday at the Talent library, 101 Home St. An ability to read music is required. See jcls.org or call 541-535-4163.
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.
Brain Books Discussion Group: The group meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
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 is at 12:15 p.m., and dancing 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.
Quilts and Genealogy: The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society presents Quilts & Genealogy at 1:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, historian and Native American Tom Smith will present “Table Rock & Native American Life.” Smith will talk about early Native American life, and share his extensive collection of artifacts including weapons, beadwork and tools. Admission is free. Call 541-512-2340, email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the genealogy library for information.
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.
Sip & Origami: Kids can create a variety of themed origami from 4 to 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. A different beverage will be served at each event. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
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. 23
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.
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, Jan. 24
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.
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 email@example.com for information.
Bird-watching Talk: Terrence Phillippe will present “Birding the Klamath Basin” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Phillippe will share his collections of photos, stories and tips on how and where to bird in the lower Klamath Basin. Admission is free. See northwestnatureshop.com or call 541-482-3241.
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.
Author Talk: Susanne Severeid will discuss her book “Mocha Musings: Reflections on Life, Love and Chance Encounters” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main, Ashland. See susannesevereid.com.
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.