Things To Do: Feb. 15-22
Friday, Feb. 15
Breakfast: The Rogue Valley New Day Network Breakfast will meet at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Southern Oregon Climate Action Now (SOCAN) co-facillators Alan Journet and Kathy Conway will present “Can Oregon Assume Moral Leadership? The Oregon Climate Action Program proposal.” Learn about the basics of cap, trade and invest, and how HB 2020 proposes to achieve greenhouse gas emissions reductions in Oregon. 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.
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, Feb. 15, Master Gardner Sherrie Morgan will discuss what a garden designer can accomplish for homeowners, the most effective way to use a designer’s experience, and skills to enhance your yard. Find Medford Oregon Garden Club on Facebook or call 541-773-6884.
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.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Centennial Grille, 1900 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
Rogue Gallery and Art Center:A reception for watercolor artist Betty Barss will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Rogue Gallery and Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Barss’ exhibit, “An Oregon Love Story,” features a wide range of subjects and will be displayed through March 1. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Call 541-772-8118 or see roguegallery.org.
Art du Jour Gallery: A reception for guest artist Carl Seyboldt will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main St., Medford. Look for fine art paintings and illustrations by Seyboldt as well as Roy Musitelli’s illustration work. Live music will be performed by Rod Petrone. Regular galley hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Find the gallery on Facebook, see artdujourgallery.com or call 541-770-3190.
Rogue Valley Climate Bash: The Geos Institute will host an evening focused on Climate and Energy Action Plans with a variety of presentations from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Learn about local climate impacts and what you can do to make changes locally. Live music will be performed by local band Petty Thievery from 9 to 11 p.m. Admission is $15, $10 for students. For tickets and more information see roguevalleyclimatebash.org.
Evergreen Ballroom: Dance to a mix of ballroom, Latin and swing from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Dance instruction in waltz and swing is at 7:30 p.m. No partner or experience required. Admission is $8, $6 after 8:30, and $6 for kids. Age 12 and younger get in free but must be accompanied by an adult. See evergreenballroom.com or call 541-826-8000.
Saturday, Feb. 16
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, Feb.16, 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.
Needlepoint Extravaganza: Meet nationally-recognized needlepoint designer Toni Randall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16-17, at Sew Creative, 115 E. Main St., Ashland. Look for Randall’s hand-painted canvases. Members of Southern Oregon Stitchers, the local chapter of the Embroidery Guild of America, will display finished needlepoint projects. Call 541-482-1665.
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.
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.
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.
Teen Craft Challenge: Teens can compete in teams to create a fairy tale dream home and win prizes from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-8685.
Sunday, Feb. 17
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.
Fermentation Presentation: Learn how to turn apples into hard cider and vinegar from local fermentation authors Kirsten and Christopher Shockey at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.
Brown Bag Book Sale: A used book sale will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Dr., Medford. A variety of titles and subjects will be available, and you can fill a paper grocery bag for $5. All sales will benefit the SMART reading program. Call 541-821-7288.
Rogue Valley Rose Society: The Rogue Valley Rose Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Our Lady of the River Catholic Church, 3625 N. River Road, Rogue River. Jack Adams, the owner of Hudson Saw and Tool in Medford, will demonstrate how to sharpen rose pruners and other garden tools and explain how to keep them in top condition. Master Gardener Diane Reiling will give a short presentation, “Plants that Repel Rose Pests.” Admission is free. Call 541-218-2130 or 541-287-2268.
Monday, Feb. 18
Art Faculty Exhibit: A group exhibit featuring works by the professors of art at Rogue Community College will be displayed through March 21, in the Wiseman Gallery on the RCC Redwood campus, 3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass. Regular gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. Call 541-956-7481.
Author Talk: Ellen Gardner will discuss her novel, “Side-swiped: A Motorhome Adventure,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Astrology in Ashland: Local acupuncturist Ken Bendat will speak on Chinese astrology for 2019 at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at Hidden Springs Wellness Center, 1651 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is $7. Call 541-482-8988 or see astrologyinashland.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 19
Artifacts & Genealogy: Charlotte Wirfs will share tales about heirlooms passed from one generation to another from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Learn how to discover the history associated with your family possessions. Admission is free. Call 541-512-2340, email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the genealogy library for information.
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.
Author Talk: Tony Platt will discuss his book, “Beyond These Walls: Rethinking Crime and Punishment in the United States,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Wednesday, Feb. 20
Senior Wellness Fair: Brookdale Ashland will host a senior health and wellness fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Brookdale Ashland, 548 N. Main St., Ashland. Complimentary screenings will be offered, and local experts will be on hand to answer questions about aging. Admission is free. See brookdale.com or call 541-482-3292.
Magnet Day: Kids can explore and create with magnetic blocks, shapes and Magna-Tiles from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-744-6996 or see jcls.org.
Guild Lecture Series: Ean Roby, professor emeritus at Ohlone College, will present the second lecture in his three-part series on early Roman emperors at Noon, Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The lecture series investigates the origins of the office of emperor in the actions of Augustus, grand-nephew of Julius Caesar, and how the emperorship fared under his successors. The last presentation in the series will be March 20. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
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. Professor of emerging media and digital arts Robert Arellano will offer a free lecture at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 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.
Storytelling Presentation: Jay Golden, speaker, storytelling coach, and author of “Retellable: How Your Essential Stories Unlock Power and Purpose,” will give an interactive presentation from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Havurah Synagogue, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Learn how stories work, how they guide meaning, and how you can strengthen your own collection of stories. Admission is $8 to $18 at the door. Call 541-488-7716.
Thursday, Feb. 21
Author Talk: Dennis Powers will discuss his book, “Where Past Meets Present: The Amazing People, Places & Stories of Southern Oregon,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Local musician Bob Haworth of The Brothers Four and Kingston Trio fame will join Powers in presenting an “Author and Musician’s Evening.” Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Friday, Feb. 22
Science Lecture: Brie Paddock, Assistant Professor of Biology at Southern Oregon University, will present “The Role of Metals in Alzheimer’s Disease” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the science auditorium at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be provided. Call 541-552-6341 or email at email@example.com.
Evergreen Ballroom: Dance to a mix of ballroom, Latin and swing from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Dance instruction in salsa and foxtrot is at 7:30 p.m. No partner or experience required. Admission is $8, $6 after 8:30, and $6 for kids. Age 12 and younger get in free but must be accompanied by an adult. See evergreenballroom.com or call 541-826-8000.