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Things To Do: March 15 - March 22

Friday, March 15

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, March 15, the meeting will feature a panel of Master Gardeners. They will answer questions such as what is the best fertilizer to use, which plant nursery sells native plants or to how to make an irrigation system. 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.

Southern Oregon Art Show: Medford First Christian church will host an art show and sale, featuring more than 20 local artists and artisans, from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 15; noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the church, 1900 Crater Lake Ave., Medford. Look for works by Lane Hall, Desmond Serratore, Sue Kupillas, Marilyn Zupan, Judy Hubler and more. On Friday, an artist’s reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. A portion of sale proceeds go to support the church. Call 541-772-8030.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Black Bear Diner, 1150 E. Barnett Road, Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

‘Pot of Gold’ Peace House Dinner: Enjoy a traditional Irish meal prepared by Maren Faye Catering from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. The meal will consist of Irish lamb stew, Colcannon potatoes, Irish soda bread, salad, Baileys brownies and a choice of beverage. Vegan options will be available. Lively folk music will be performed by storyteller Donny Roze. Also look to bid at the silent auction. Admission is $20, and $10 for youths 12 and younger at the door. Family ticket pricing available. Proceeds benefit Peace House’s Uncle Food’s Diner, a community feeding program for the needy.

Art du Jour Gallery: A reception for featured artist Mary Jo Heath and guest artist Carl Seyboldt will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main St., Medford. Look for pastel work by Heath, as well as fine art paintings and illustrations by Seyboldt. Live music will be performed by Kahley featuring harpist Kathy Yeoman. 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 Gallery and Art Center: A reception for mixed-media artists Dianne Jean Erickson and Barbara Martin will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Rogue Gallery and Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Erickson creates encaustic monotypes and mixed media prints. Martin uses acrylic, oil pastel and pencil in her mixed media paintings. During the reception Martin will do a demonstration of her process of painting. 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.

Evergreen Ballroom: Dance to a mix of ballroom, Latin and swing from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Dance instruction in tango 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, March 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.

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 dhami1000@aol.com or call 541-659-3096.

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.

Oregon Cheese Festival: The 15th annual Oregon Cheese Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Rogue Creamery, 311 N. Front St., Central Point. Tickets include tastings and demonstrations and are available for $15 at oregoncheesefestival.com or $20 at the door. An additional $10 wine, cider, beer and spirits tasting fee includes a glass with the Oregon Cheese Guild logo. Participants can meet cheese makers and other artisans, and kids can visit calves, play games, color, paint and more. See oregoncheesguild.org or roguecreamery.com.

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk offering an interactive, in-depth introduction to “As You Like It” at noon Saturday, March 16, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.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.

Dinner: The Jacksonville Odd Fellows will host a corned beef and cabbage dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Jacksonville Odd Fellows Hall, 175 S. Oregon St., Jacksonville. Admission is $12. Group pricing available. Call 541-944-2489.

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, March 16, Noah Grunzweig will call dance steps and Siskiyou Celt 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 info@socontra.org.

Sunday, March17

Seed and Scion Swap: The annual Ashland Seed and Scion Swap will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Short presentations and activities about seeds, soil, plant propagation and pollinators will be presented from 10 a.m. to noon. From noon to close look for free seeds, vendors selling agricultural and garden items, kids’ activities and more. Music and refreshments will be available. Email at sosgaseed@gmail.com.

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.

Friends of the Ashland Public Library: The group will hold its annual meeting and host speaker Amrita Ramanan, director of literary development at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Following a brief business meeting, Ramanan will discuss her role at OSF, share memories of her life in theater, and discuss the plays she has focused on this season. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.

Rogue Valley Rose Society: The Rogue Valley Rose Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Our Lady of the River Catholic Church, 3625 N. River Road, Rogue River. Kristina Lefever, president of Pollinator Project Rogue Valley, will present “Protecting Pollinators in the Garden,” about why pollinators are important and what can be done to reverse their pollination decline. Mike Zerwer will present “What Does Organic Mean in Relation to Rose Growing?” Admission is free. Call 541-218-2130 or 541-287-2268.

‘Riding Beyond’ Spring Film Festival: The 2019 Riding Beyond fundraising film festival will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Mountain Avenue Theater at Ashland High School, 201 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The feature films are “Blind Spot: Moments Unseen” and “Dyna Does Dressage.” Riding Beyond offers support and free programs working with horses to women recovering from the rigors of breast cancer treatment. Tickets ate $20 and include admission to both films and refreshments. Tickets can be purchased online at http://ridingbeyond.org/events/ or at the door. Email at see trishbroersma@gmail.com, see ridingbeyond.org or call 541-482-6210.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center: The Rogue Gallery will host a special St. Patrick’s Day evening featuring Celtic art, music, and Irish food from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Live music will be performed by Pat O’Scannell, Sue Carney, Simon Parker, and John Hill. Also preforming is the Southern Oregon Scottish Bagpipe Band. Look for a singing competition of the song “Danny Boy” and special Celtic themed art by Rogue Gallery members. Tickets are $35 and are available by calling 541-772-8118, visiting the Rogue Gallery, or online at roguegallery.org .

Film Screening: The film “Secret Ingredients” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. The film tells the stories of families who have regained their health after adopting an organic diet.

Monday, March 18

Astrology in Ashland: Astrologer Demetra George will speak on “Planetary Joys” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Hidden Springs Wellness Center, 1651 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is $7. Call 541-482-8988 or see astrologyinashland.org.

Tuesday, March 19

Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market: Seasonal fruits and vegetables, crafts, specialty foods, drinks and more are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See rvgrowersmarket.com.

Senior Fair: The annual ACCESS Senior Fair will host more than 80 information booths and activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. The booths will have information on health care, living facilities, social service agencies, professional services, local hospitals, art organizations and other resources. Visitors will find information about nonprofit groups and free products. Play free bingo and enter to win prizes. Admission is a suggested donation of $1 or a donation of one can of nonperishable food at the door. All proceeds benefit ACCESS senior programs. Call 541-779-6691 or see accesshelps.org.

Legacy Giving Presentation: Cheri Elson of Drescher Elson Sperber, PC, will give a free presentation about planned giving at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the Guanjauato Room at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Learn about some of the ways to create a legacy gift and how it may affect your overall financial plan. Email at richard@repsingers.org or call 541-324-3191.

Genealogy DNA Presentation: Donna Rae Hayes will give a presentation “Gathering Grandpa’s Family with DNA,” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Hayes shares her true story of how she reunited descendants of her grandfather’s brothers and sisters through the use of DNA testing. Admission is free. To register, call 541-512-2340, email reception.JCGL@gmail.com or stop by the library.

Wednesday, March 20

Guild Lecture Series: Ean Roby, professor emeritus at Ohlone College, will present the final lecture in his three-part series on early Roman emperors at noon, Wednesday, March 20, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The lecture will investigate the difficulties in the succession to the Emperorship after Claudius, with a close look at two controversial emperors, Caligula and Nero. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Rogue Riverkeeper: Local agency, county and municipal staff will discuss the many efforts to restore and revive Bear Creek at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Jefferson Spirits, 404 E. Main St. Medford. Learn about the history of the waterway and the importance of its revival for the sake of local communities and salmon. The presentation will be followed by a Q-and-A session. Admission is free. See rogueriverkeeper.org or call 541-488-9831.

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Thursday, March 21

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 in Hawthorne Park, corner of East Jackson and Hawthorne streets, Medford. Visit the Holly Theater booth on Thursday, March 7, to learn the latest information on the restoration progress. See rvgrowersmarket.com.

Rogue Valley Flying Club: Aviation enthusiasts can meet at the third Thursday of each month, except Dec., at Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant, 1501 Sage Road, Medford. A no-host dinner and social time begins at 6 p.m. The business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. See rvfc.club.

Author Talk: Local author Victoria Leo will discuss her novel, “Alliances,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

An Evening with The Hearth: Six diverse community leaders will share a true personal story during “Working for a Living: Real Stories by Regular Folks,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St., Ashland. Storytellers include Gina DuQuenne, Zara Lee, Hector Meletich, Kelly Burns, Crystal Arnold and Fumiaki Tosu. Live music will be performed by the Rogue World Ensemble and Waking Hazel. Refreshments for sale at intermission include baked goods from the Ashland High School Culinary Arts Program and wine selections from Eliana Wines and Grizzly Peak Winery. Admission is $5 to $15 at the door to benefit Jobs for Justice. See thehearthcommunity.com.

Friday, March 22

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 in Hawthorne Park, corner of East Jackson and Hawthorne streets, Medford. See rvgrowersmarket.com.

RV Club: The Rogue River Rooster Sams, a chapter of the Oregon Good Sam Club, will hold a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. at the Medford Black Bear Diner, 1150 E. Barnett Road. Anyone with a recreational vehicle is invited to attend. Call 541-582-2267 or 541-582-2330.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, March 22, at El Tapatio Restaurant, 1633 Highway 99, Ashland. 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 22, at the Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Dance instruction in rumba 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.

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