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Things To Do: March 22 - 29

Friday, March 22

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.

Saturday, March 23

Lithia Artisans Market: Over 40 artisans display and sell handcrafted items from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through October along Calle Guanajuato, the pedestrian walkway behind the downtown plaza that runs next to Ashland Creek in Ashland. Call 541-301-9811 or see lithiaartisansmarket.com.

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 info@historicjacksonville.org or call 541-245-3650.

Kitten Shower: SoHumane will host its second annual “Kitten Shower,” a fundraiser and information program, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the SoHumane Adoption Center, 2910 Table Rock Road, Medford. Learn about the kitten foster program and how to prepare for your own kitten. Enter your favorite kitten name in a raffle, enjoy refreshments, visit the cats and dogs available for adoption, and meet some of the SoHumane staff and volunteers who will care for kittens arriving later this spring and summer. A wish list for the kittens is at sohumane.org/wish-list. This is not a kitten adoption event. Call 541-779-3215.

Author Talk: Catriona McPherson will discuss her mystery novel, “Scot and Soda,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Teddy Bear Parade Dance: The Star Promenaders will hold a benefit square dance to collect plush stuffed animals for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Suggested donation is $5, $1 off admission with stuffed animal donation. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department gives toys to children they encounter in stressful situations. Also look for door prizes and raffles. See starpromenaders.org or call 541-664-2116.

Sunday, March 24

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.

Climate Change Film: Southern Oregon Pachamama Alliance will host a free screening of the National Geographic film “Paris to Pittsburgh,” at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. The film spotlights how Americans aren’t waiting on Washington to act on climate change. An open discussion will follow the screening. See connect.pachamama.org/group/southern-oregon.

Monday, March 25

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.

Author Talk: Bruce Berger will discuss his book, “A Desert Harvest : New and Selected Essays,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Art Critique: The Southern Oregon Society of Artists will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Melissa Fairhurst will be demonstrating using acrylics. Admission is free. Call 541-414-4993.

Tuesday, March 26

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.

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, March, 26, Sue Waldron will present “Dora Scheidecker, Master Quilter.” Learn about the master quilter and teacher— her life and her quilts. Three quilts reflecting her influence on the local quilt community – Manzanita of Kanaka Flats, Ashland Railroad Centennial, and Oregon Trail 150 Anniversary – will be on display. Admission is free. Call 541-512-2340, email reception.jcgl@gmail.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, March 26, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Learn about the Talent Community Solar Project. Ray Sanchez Pescador from Solarize Rogue and Bridget Callahan from Sustainable Northwest will explain how Community Solar could help break the fossil fuel habit. Admission is free. See socan.eco.

Wednesday, March 27

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.

Thursday, March 28

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 www.rvgrowersmarket.com.

Friday, March 29

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Four Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main St., Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

Evergreen Ballroom: A country/western dance party will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Beginning country/western dance instruction 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.

Shakespeare Film Screening: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Southern Oregon University will hold a free screening of “Nothing Truer Than Truth,” a new documentary on the Shakespeare Authorship question, at 1 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Meese Auditorium, on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. A Q-and-A session with writer and filmmaker Cheryl Eagan-Donovan and Shakespeare Authorship expert Earl Showerman will follow the screening.