Things to do: Friday, Feb. 1
Center for the Visual Arts: New student and community art exhibits will be displayed through Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for Emma Kincade’s thesis work “In the Grain” in the Retzlaff Gallery; Amelia Carley’s “Amble Elsewhere” in the Thorndike Gallery; Isabel Underwood’s paintings “Golden Delicacies” in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; Maeve Payne’s collection “Needless Nerves” in the Boise-Cascade Gallery; and Julianna Farrar’s work “Unruly” in the Art Department Chairs Gallery. A reception for the artists will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. Regular gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-621-6605.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
First Friday Craft: Make seasonal craft projects the first Friday of every month from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Applegate library, 18485 N. Applegate Road. Refreshments will be provided. See jcls.org or call 541-846-7346.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Howiee’s on Front, 16 N. Front Street, Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
Historic Candlelight Tour: Explore the secrets and mysteries of Jacksonville’s historic Beekman Bank on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1-2. Regional historian Ben Truwe pursues secrets lost with the last Beekman in 45-minute candlelight tours beginning at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Admission is $5. Tours are limited to a maximum of 12 people and reservations are required. Flashlights also are required. Proceeds benefit the preservation and maintenance of the landmark. Email email@example.com or call 541-245-3650.
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, Feb. 2
Breakfast: The Jacksonville Odd Fellows will host a sourdough pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Jacksonville Odd Fellows Hall, 175 S. Oregon St., Jacksonville. Hash browns, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs and homemade biscuits and gravy also will be served. Admission is $8 for all you can eat, $4 for ages 12 and younger. See Independent Order of Odd Fellows Historic Lodge No. 10 on Facebook.
Talent Garden Club: The club meets at 9:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Talent library, 101 Home St. On Saturday, Feb. 2, the club will host a seed exchange from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Bring seeds, cuttings or bulbs to share and take home those that interest you. A small donation is requested. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAUW Meeting: The American Association of University Women will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in the Rogue Credit Union, 1330 Poplar Drive, Medford. A short program, “Chair Yoga,” will be presented by licensed yoga instructor Dina Press. The featured program, “School Safety in the Era of Gun Violence,” will be presented by school resource officer Jim Barringer. AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research, with membership offered to women and men who hold degrees from four-year or two-year accredited colleges or universities. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Teen Gamer Day: Teens can play classic and new board games, Giant Jenga, or Wii from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
‘Fake News’: Marla Estes and Rob Schläpfer will lead a free conversation about fake news and media bias from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Examine how media can sometimes distort information and why viewpoint diversity is important. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.
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, Feb. 3
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.
Northwest Bird Club: Owners of pet birds meet at 1 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at Rogue Valley Meadows, 2385 Table Rock Road, Medford. Refreshments are provided. Call 541-826-4133.
Blades of Grass: Blades of Grass will perform a mix of bluegrass, newgrass, vintage country, Texas swing, Cajun, Tejano and original compositions at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The quartet features Kathryn Casternovia on guitar, Jef Ramsey on mandolin, Bob Rawlings on standup bass and Tommy Letchworth on fiddle. Admission is free. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6980.
Silent Film Night: Steven Mayerson will present an assortment of silent films at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, in the Meese Auditorium in the Arts Building at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Look for animation, art films, comedies and more. Parking is available behind the Schneider Museum of Art. Call 541-301-3859 for information.
Monday, Feb. 4
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.
Ashland Garden Club: Master Gardener Ronnie Budge will present a hands-on demonstration about seeds at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. Learn how to grow plants from seed with the best chances for success. Admission is free. See ashlandorgardenclub.org.
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.
Author Talk: Reginald Spittle will discuss his recently published adventure memoir, “Camino Sunrise: Walking with My Shadows,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
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, Feb. 5
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 conversation and interpretation of Caminos magazine articles, a free Spanish language magazine published every month with articles about Medford activities that affect the Hispanic community. Call 541-779-1829 for information.
Classical Recorder Group: Bring your recorder and join in the group that plays primarily 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.
Books at Noon: This readers’ group discusses various books and offer suggestions for new reads at noon the first Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-535-7090 or see jcls.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. Lessons are offered for $3, sign-ups at 12:15 p.m. with lessons beginning 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.
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.
Teen Origami: Teens can learn to fold origami creations from 4 to 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
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.
Pub Talk: The Southern Oregon Historical Society will host a free historical talk at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at 4 Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main St., Medford. On Tuesday, Feb. 5, historian Jeff LaLande will present “The Second KKK in Southern Oregon’s Politics & Society.” LaLande will discuss Southern Oregon’s unique experience with the Ku Klux Klan in the early 1920s. Call 541-773-6536.
Wednesday, Feb. 6
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.
Schneider Museum of Art: A group exhibit, “From Ignorance to Wisdom,” will be displayed through March 16 at the Schneider Museum of Art, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana streets, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for work by Robert Arellano, David Bithell, Cody Bustamante, Robin Strangfield, Adam Bateman, Miles Inada and Maria de Los Angeles. David Bithell, associate professor in emerging media and digital arts, will offer a free lecture at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Meese Auditoriun of the Art Building at SOU. “From Ignorance to Wisdom” will be displayed alongside a solo exhibit, “Suds Ur Duds/Fermentation Elastic,” by visiting artist and scholar Ryan Kitson. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245.
History Lecture: Part of the Windows in Time history lecture series, Paul Fattig, retired journalist, author and military veteran, will present the lecture, “Wilderness Survival, One Hundred Years Ago” at noon Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Fattig will discuss the mountain saga of his paternal uncles, Alfred and Charlie Fattig, both conscientious objectors who retreated to what is now the Kalmiopsis Wilderness while evading the draft during World War I. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Book Sale: Book sales are held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Look for new or gently-used books, DVDs and CDs. Call 541-826-3313 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.
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.
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, Feb. 7
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.
Stamp Club: The Southern Oregon Philatelic Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church, 607 W. Main St., Medford, for its semi-annual auction of stamps, postal history, album, postcards and collecting supplies. Collectors of all ages may share their interests. 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 Harmony 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.