Things To Do: March 1 - March 8
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.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, March 1, at The Rogue Grape, 36 S. Central Ave., Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
Art & Soul Gallery: An exhibit of work by Ashland High School students will open with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Art and Soul Gallery, 247 E. Main, Ashland. Look for work by Cruz McNamara, Mikhal Mesco and Julia Petrone. Live music will be performed by Beth and Craig Martin along with Todd Ragland. See artandsoulgallery.com or call 541-488-9006.
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.
‘Green Book’ screening presented by AIFF: The Oscar-winning film “Green Book” will be shown at 6:15 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Varsity Theater, 166 E Main St., Ashland. Following the film a Q-and-A will be held with cinematographer Sean Porter, moderated by Ashland Independent Film Festival Director Richard Herskowitz. Admission is $9.25, $7 for seniors and children 12 and younger. Tickets are available at catheatres.com. The film is rated PG-13.
Evergreen Ballroom: Dance to a mix of ballroom, Latin and swing from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, 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. Age 12 and younger get in free but must be accompanied by an adult. See evergreenballroom.com or call 541-826-8000.
Saturday, March 2
Breakfast: The Jacksonville Odd Fellows will host a sourdough pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Jacksonville Odd Fellows Hall, 175 S. Oregon St., Jacksonville. Hash browns, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs and homemade biscuits and gravy will also be served. Admission is $8, for all you can eat, $4 for children 12 and younger. See Independent Order of Odd Fellows Historic Lodge #10 on Facebook.
Project FeederWatch: Volunteers can help experts count birds that visit feeders at North Mountain Park at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Results will be submitted to Cornell University’s FeederWatch program. Admission is free. Call 541-488-6606.
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. On Saturday, March 2, John Roden will present “Why Quaking Aspen Quake.” Roden, a plant physiological ecologist, biogeochemist and SOU professor will present a variety of ideas about the selective advantage of leaf flutter in aspen as well as a discussion on how physiological ecologists probe these questions in longed-lived organisms. Email email@example.com.
AAUW Meeting: The American Association of University Women will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, in the Rogue Credit Union, 1330 Poplar Drive, Medford. A short program, “All About AAUW Funds,” will be presented by Mary Wright Gillespie. The featured program, “Title IX and its Contribution to Equality in Education and Sports,” will be presented by Debbie Simon, Medford School District Human Resources Director. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Community Conversation: Chi Mei Tam will lead a community conversation, “Showing Up: What Does it Mean to Belong to a Community,” at noon Saturday, March 2, at the Rogue River library 412 E. Main St. Admission is free. See jcls.org or call 541-864-8850.
History Lecture: Historian and author Jan Wright will present “Oregon Outcast, John Beeson: Indian Rights Activist” at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. John Beeson spoke out when he witnessed the Indian Wars in Southern Oregon in the 1850s. Wright will offer insights on the discoveries she made during the writing process of her book, “Oregon Outcast: John Beeson’s Struggle for Justice for the Indians 1853-1889,” and weave local history into the story. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Poetry Out Loud: Students representing high schools from Bandon to Bend will recite poetry they’ve selected from the Poetry Out Loud anthology at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in Room 132 of the RCC-SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S Bartlett St, Medford. Three students will go on to represent Southern Oregon at the state final in Salem on Saturday, March 9, to compete for a chance to attend the national final in Washington, D.C. See oregonartscommission.org/services/poetry-out-loud.
Nesting Season in your Backyard: Learn about bird nesting at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Applegate library, 18485 N. Applegate Road. The presentation will include information on avian architecture, choosing appropriate nesting boxes, nesting season stages, bird behavior, and how to deal with potential predators and problems. See jcls.org or call 541-846-7346.
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.
Author Talk: Reginald Spittle will discuss his recently published adventure memoir, “Camino Sunrise: Walking with My Shadows,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford. Call 541-858-0203.
Sunday, March 3
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.
Rogue Valley Old Timer Car Club: People interested in old car mechanics, restoration and touring in their cars are invited to meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall, 1130 Hazel St., Central Point. Club activities include driving tours and restoration projects. Membership is open to anyone who owns a car or truck 30 years old or older. Call 541-227-3030 or 541-535-4147.
Monday, March 4
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.
Ashland Garden Club: Allison Koenig, AGC member and longtime gardener, will share experiences from her trip to England and the 2018 Royal Horticulture Society’s Chelsea Flower Show, at 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. Admission is free. See ashlandorgardenclub.org or call 541-482-4558.
Author Talk: Philip Newton, Applegate valley author, will read from his new novel, “Terrane,” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Tuesday, March 5
Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market: Fruits and vegetables, crafts, specialty foods, drinks and more are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through November at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
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.
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.
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, March 5, author and historian Larry Mullaly will present “Murder in Lower Berth 13—A Wartime Episode.” Mullaly will review the details surrounding the death of a young woman found stabbed to death in a Southern Pacific sleeping car near Tangent, Oregon in 1943, and the fairness of the trial of the man convicted of the murder. Call 541-773-6536.
Wednesday, March 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.
History Lecture: Part of the Windows in Time history lecture series, retired newscaster Ron Brown will give a historical perspective during his presentation, “Fire and Flood: Disasters in the Rogue Valley,” at noon Wednesday, March 6 , at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Tapping into the archives of his popular Oregon Trails and Oregon Century series, Brown will share stories of some of the biggest fires and floods that have swept across sSouthern Oregon, and how local residents coped with those disasters. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
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. Robin Strangfeld, associate professor and creative arts chair at SOU, 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.
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.
Bodylogues: A variety show of original monologues, poems, photography and music celebrating bodies will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Rogue River Room of Southern Oregon University’s Stevenson Union, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Explore issues of race, gender, sexuality, ability, size, and health. Admission is free. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Packaged hygiene items for SOU Food Pantry will be accepted. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discussion Group: Ashland Death Cafe will hold a discussion group at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, to explore ideas about mortality and the way death can inspire the way people live. $10 suggested donation and registration is required. Refreshments will be served. To register, see ashlanddeathcafe.com. Location will be provided upon registration.
Thursday, March 7
Medford Growers Market: Fresh and organic seasonal produce, crafts and food carts are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through the end of November in Hawthorne Park, corner of East Jackson and Hawthorne streets, Medford. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
Stamp Club: The Southern Oregon Philatelic Society will hold its semi-annual “Show-and-Tell” event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church, 607 W. Main St., Medford. Members will display and discuss their favorite, oldest or strangest stamps, covers, postcards or future exhibits. Collectors of all ages may share their interests. Refreshments will be served. Call 541-770-1689.
Poetry Reading: Tom Hogan and Angela Decker will give a reading of select poems at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Friday, March 8
Preschool Puppet Theatre: See what Brenda Bear and friends are up to at 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of each month at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $6. A short environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show and playtime. A snack and craft or activity will follow. No late seating is allowed.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, March 8, at The Horny Goat Gastro Pub, 234 S.W. Fifth Street, Grants Pass. 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, March 8, at the Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Dance instruction in beginning ballroom 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.