Things To Do: Feb. 22 - March 1
Friday, Feb. 22
Pet Adoption: The South Coast Humane Society will host a National PetSmart Adoption Weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Feb. 22-24, at PetSmart, 3279 Crater Lake Hwy, Medford. Nine shelters and rescue organizations will be present with more than 90 adoptable animals. Every dog and cat will be up-to-date on routine vaccinations and spayed/neutered. On Saturday, Feb. 23, a bounce house will be available for children, along with popcorn by Trolle Corn, jewelry by Smythe Baubles and nail trims for rabbits. See petsmartcharities.org
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.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Jackson Creek Pizza, 2372 E. Main St., Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
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.
Saturday, Feb. 23
Living History Tour: Interact with Beekman family and friends the fourth Saturday of each month through May. Experience Depression-era Jacksonville, where miners are digging up streets, hobos are hoping for handouts, and the Beekman children are closing up their 1873 Jacksonville home, going through family belongings, commenting on current affairs, and sharing memories of life in the late 1800s. Tours begin at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. at the Beekman House, 470 E. California St., Jacksonville. Admission is $8 adults, $5 seniors and students. Proceeds benefit local historic preservation projects. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-245-3650.
Waggin’ Tales Used Book Sale: Friends of the Animal Shelter’s pay-what-you-want book sale will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Jackson County Animal Services, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Book purchases, made by cash or check only, support FOTAS programs. Call 917-602-9074.
Teen Movie Matinee: Teens can watch “Into the Woods,” a fairy-tale themed movie about a witch who curses a baker and his wife, binding their fates to fairy-tale characters such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Film is rated PG. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Family Movie and Popcorn: Watch the uplifting tale of an inner-city girl striving to become a spelling champ in the film “Akeelah and the Bee” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Popcorn will be served. Film is rated PG. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6980.
Star Promenaders: The club hosts A-1 and A-2 dancing from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of every month at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Pre-rounds are from 7:30 to 8 p.m. and plus dancing is from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Square-dance attire is appreciated. Bring finger food to share. Suggested donation is $4. Call 541-855-7884.
Father and Daughter Royal Ball: Children age 4 and older can bring a father, grandfather or uncle to the Royal Ball from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Ashland Middle School, 100 Walker Ave., Ashland. Dance to music and have your photo taken. Also look for a chocolate fountain with fruit, tea sandwiches and desserts, crafts, party favors and Ashland High School Key Clubbers dressed as Disney princesses. Tickets are $40 for each couple, $15 for each additional child and can be purchased at theroyalball.brownpapertickets.com. Proceeds go toward supporting literacy in the elementary grades of Ashland schools.
Sunday, Feb. 24
Art Salon: Local artists will present digital images of their work and discuss the evolution of their art at 2 p.m. the last Sunday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. On Sunday, Feb. 24, photographer Richard Krieger will talk about his work. Krieger will concentrate on his recent photographic journey through Bhutan, and discuss his evolution as a photographer, contrasting images from his “early non-digital days” to his present work. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.
Friendship Force: Bill and Pam Shrader will present photos from their two-week safari in Tanzania at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Royal Mobile Estates Clubhouse, 1055 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. They will talk about visiting Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, a Maasai village, a school and a Saturday market. Friendship Force is a nonprofit, cultural organization focused on promoting understanding and cultural education through home stays. Admission is free. Call 541-896-1232 or see ffsoregon.org.
Community Chant: Explore chants from various global traditions at 4 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of every month at the Jacksonville Community Center, 160 E. Main St. No singing experience necessary. Admission by donation. Call 707-382-8641.
Monday, Feb. 25
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.
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. Regular gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-621-6605.
Make It Art Monday: Adults can create a range of different crafts from noon to 2 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Teen Gamer Time: Teens ages 11 through 18 are invited to play a variety of Wii and PlayStation 4 games from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6980.
Southern Oregon Society of Artists: Southern Oregon Society of Artists will host a general meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Watercolor artist Lynda Hoffman-Snoddgras will discuss her work. Admission is free. Call 541-625-3285 or 541-414-4993.
Poetry Reading: Barry Kraft will read a selection of his favorite poems by Billy Collins at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Tuesday, Feb. 26
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.
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, Feb. 26, guest speaker Charlotte Wirfs will offer a talk about “Mother-Daughter Crazy Quilts.” Admission is free. Call 541-512-2340, email email@example.com or stop by the genealogy library for information.
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.
SOCAN: Southern Oregon Climate Action Now will host a general meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Kristina Lefever from The Pollinator Project Rogue Valley will outline trends in insect populations worldwide; Alan Journet will discuss why insects are especially susceptible to current climate trends; and Robert Coffan from Southern Oregon Monarch Advocates will provide an update on the recent plummet in the western monarch population, along with a climate-related prediction on their overwintering sites. Admission is free. See socan.eco.
An Evening with a Holocaust Survivor: The Chabad Jewish Center of Southern Oregon will host Marthe Cohn, a 98-year-old Holocaust survivor and World War II spy, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Following her family’s daring escape from Nazi-occupied France and her sister’s death in Auschwitz, Cohn was recruited by the Intelligence Service of the French First Army due to her blonde hair, blue eyes and thorough command of the German language. Posing as a German nurse searching for her fictional fiancé on the front lines, she successfully retrieved crucial information regarding the positioning of German troops. Tickets are $15, $20 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at chabadofashland.org/HolocaustSpeaker. Cohn will have copies of her book “Behind Enemy Lines” on sale and will be available for a book signing after the event.
Wednesday, Feb. 27
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 art Cody Bustamante will offer a free lecture at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 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.
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.
Movies and Popcorn: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
Siskiyou Sleuths Book Group:The book group discusses mysteries and welcomes new readers from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
Science Lecture: Stewart Reid, an independent biologist, will present “Wonders of the Pacific Lamprey,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at The Haul, 121 S.W. H St., Grants Pass. Admission is free, and a Q-and-A will follow the presentation. See rogueriverkeeper.org or call 541-488-9831
Thursday, Feb. 28
Genealogy Resource Presentation: Rich Miles will give a presentation on navigating the website “Find-a-Grave,” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Admission is $20. To register, call 541-512-2340, email reception.JCGL@gmail.com or stop by the library.
Author Talk: GennaRose Nethercott will discuss her book, “The Lumberjack’s Dove,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Nethercott’s book was selected by Louise Glück as a winner of the National Poetry Series for 2017. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Friday, March 1
Center for the Visual Arts: New student and community art exhibits will be displayed through Friday, March 22, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for Justin Berry’s work “Still Lives” in the Retzlaff Gallery; a group exhibition by the Women’s Resource Center, “Herstory” in the Thorndike Gallery; Clee Ferris, Paige Gerhard and Anna McGrath’s group exhibition “Layering Responses” in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; Kate Womack’s collection “Infinite Recursion” in the Boise-Cascade Gallery; Ben Gradel’s work “The Making Of: Blindspot” in the Art Department Chairs Gallery; and a group exhibition by the Center for the Visual Arts printmaking class, “Inked,” in the JELD WEN Gallery. A reception for the artists will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 1. Artists will be present and refreshments will be served. Regular gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-621-6605.
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.
Historic Candlelight Tour: Explore the secrets and mysteries of Jacksonville’s historic Beekman Bank on Friday and Saturday, March 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-245-3650.