Things To Do: April 5 - 12
Friday, April 5
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.
Center for the Visual Arts: New student and community art exhibits will be displayed through Sunday, April 28, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for Jae Lamar’s work “High Yellow Redbone Blues” in the Retzlaff Gallery; “Unity,” a group exhibition of work by SOU students and community members, in the Thorndike Gallery; and a group exhibition throughout the Marion Ady building, “Best of the Best,” made up of work by Rogue Valley high school students. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, and refreshments will be provided. Regular gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-621-6605.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Cricket Hill Winery Historic Tasting Room, 240 E. California St., Jacksonville. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
First Friday Art Walk: Galleries, restaurants and studios in downtown Ashland and its Railroad District unveil new exhibits, host art demonstrations and live music from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5. Some artists will be on hand to discuss their work. Art walk maps are available at any of the venues. Hanson Howard Gallery, 89 Oak St., will hold an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for Deborah Oropallo’s “Dark Landscapes for a White House.” For a full listing of events, see ashlandgalleries.com.
Artist Presentation: Andrea Boyle, light painting artist, will give a presentation of the tools she uses to create her images at an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Gallery One, 229 SW G St., Grants Pass. See gpgalleryone.com or call 541-479-1218.
Historic Candlelight Tour: Explore the secrets and mysteries of Jacksonville’s historic Beekman Bank on Friday and Saturday, April 5-6. 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.
Evergreen Ballroom: Dance to a mix of ballroom, Latin and swing from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, 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, April 6
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, April 6, Robin McKenzie will present “Planning and Growing a Butterfly Garden.” This presentation will cover growing host and nectar plants, advance planning, basic garden design, growing milkweed from seed, and the best plant choices for sustained bloom. Also l earn how to help sustain declining western Monarch butterfly populations. Email email@example.com.
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.
Author Talk: Local author and hiking enthusiast Evelyn Roether will offer a signing and discuss her guidebook, “Hiking Trails of the Lower Applegate” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 6, at Oregon Books and Games, 150 N.E. E St., Grants Pass. Admission is free. Call 541-476-3132 or see oregonbooks.com.
Community Conversation: Surabhi Mahajan will lead a community conversation, “Hunger in Our Communities,” at noon Saturday, April 6, at the Rogue River library 412 E. Main St. Admission is free. See jcls.org or call 541-864-8850.
Rogue Gallery and Art Center: A reception for local elementary student artists will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Rogue Gallery and Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. The students will have art work on exhibit through Friday, April 12. 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.
Mermaid Hour: Kids can make mermaid slime and a seashell necklace or ornament at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Registration is required, and participants will receive a special gift. To register, see jcls.org or call 541-535-7090.
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.
Queer Coffee House: The Ashland library will host a social group for LGBTQ+ communities and their allies from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland Librarian Elanna Erhardt will facilitate group introductions, LGBTQ+ current events, a queer book talk, and a roundtable discussion. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
Poetry Recitation: British actor John Rainer will present a poetry recitation, “The British Poets Laureate: 1616 to the Present,” at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Rainer will present poems from all the British poets who have been named poet laureate. Admission is $5 to $10. Call 541-774-6980.
Sunday, April 7
Sundays at the Farm: Historic Hanley Farm hosts open houses from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays through May 26. Tour the house and gardens. Look for children’s activities, craft vendors, live music and more. Bring a picnic or make your own pizza and salad with locally grown fresh food available at the farm. Farmhouse tours are available from noon to 3 p.m. Admission to the farm is free; Hanley house tours are $5, $3 for kids 12 and younger. See sohs.org.
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.
Folk Music: Tim Holt will present “The Songcatchers: John and Alan Lomax and the Search for American Roots Music” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Holt will share such songs as “Cindy,” “John Henry,” “Old Joe Clark,” “Midnight Special” and “Home on the Range.” Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
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, April 7, 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.
Fairy Houses: Build a natural fairy house at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Build a small home on the provided platform using twigs, grasses and flowers, seashells, pebbles, moss, pine cones and seed pods, tree bark and more. Admission is $5 for all ages. See northwestnatureshop.com or call 541-482-3241 to register.
Documentary Film Screening: The nonprofit group, TLC Transitional Life Care, will hold a free screening of the documentary film “Blessings: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet,” from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 510-652-1895.
The Bad Film Society: The 1973 B-grade film “Godmonster Of Indian Flats” will be shown at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in the basement of the Ashland Elks Lodge. The film tells the story of an 8-foot-tall toxic sheep monster that blows up gas stations, smashes crooked politicians, terrorizes stoners and crashes a children’s picnic. Rare and weird short films will be shown before the feature. Bring any bad DVDs, tapes or books you’d like to give away, and bring a dish to share for a potluck dinner. Enter the lodge through the entrance on Will Dodge Way, the alley between East Main Street and Lithia Way and First and Second streets. Look for the “Elks Dining.” Admission is $4 and benefits The Elks.
Monday, April 8
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.
Siskiyou Koi and Pond Club: Those interested in koi and koi ponds can attend a potluck meeting at 6 p.m. the second Monday of each month. Club meetings are held to educate, support and assist other members with the hobby. Learn about building a pond or solving problems in an existing pond. Call 541-772-8721 or 541-601-5525 for directions to the meetings and information.
Tuesday, April 9
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.
Color Happy: Coloring sessions for adults will be held from 10 a.m. to noon the second Tuesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Coloring supplies, coffee and donuts will be provided. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Rogue Valley Handweavers Guild: Learn weaving, spinning and other fiber arts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month through June with the Rogue Valley Handweavers Guild at the First Presbyterian Church, 456 W. Pine St., Central Point. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-482-2629.
Preschool Poetry: Young children can attend a poetry-themed storytime from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 9, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Following the storytime, children can write poems and draw with chalk in the Medford Children’s Garden. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
History Lecure: Melinda Henningfield will present “Missouri to California: By Way of the Beckwourth Pass” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. The lecture will cover American mountain-man and explorer, James Beckwourth, and his discovery and creation of the Beckwourth Trail in 1850, which runs from Sparks, Nev., through the pass into California and on to Marysville. Admission is $20. Call 541-512-2340, email email@example.com or stop by the genealogy library for information.
Art Escapades: Adults can create a mini-book necklace from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. See jcls.org or call 541-535-7090.
Friends Book Club: This book group meets at 1:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Read the books, then join in the discussions. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.
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.
Teen Advisory Group: Motivated teens in grades 7–12 can meet to brainstorm ideas, discuss books and movies, and make crafts at 4:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Book Chat: This book group meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Read the books, then join in the discussions. The book to be discussed on Tuesday, April 9, is “ Wonder” by R.J. Palacio. Refreshments are served. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Poetry Reading: Poets Amber West and Kelly Terwilliger will read selected poems from their body of work at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Southern Oregon Photographic Association: The local camera club will host photographer David Leibowitz, who will present a program “ iPhoneography,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Town Hall at Twin Creeks Retirement Community, 888 Twin Creeks Crossing, Central Point. Leibowitz will discuss camera apps, editing apps, compositing apps, and utilities, as well as the international conversations in iPhone photography-based art. Leibowitz has participated in numerous exhibitions of mobile digital art domestically and internationally. Admission is free. See sopacameraclub.com.
Cuba Film Series: The documentary film “Maestra (Teacher)” will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The documentary is about the intensive literacy campaign carried out across Cuba by the new Revolutionary government. A Q-and-A session and discussion will follow the film. Admission is free. See pastorsforpeace.org or call 541-482-8915 for information.
Wednesday, April 10
History Lecture: Part of the Windows in Time history lecture series, Susan Hearn will present “The Historic Holmes House: From Harry and David to the Present” at noon Wednesday, April 10, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Learn what stories lay within the 80-year-old, 7,400-square-foot original mansion, its features, and how the design of architect Paul Williams now serves the needs of its current occupants, hospice residents, and their loved ones. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
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.
Artistic Expressions: Kids can explore different mediums of art with a variety of creative projects from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. See jcls.org or call 541-664-3228.
Worms and Composting: John Jackson of Bugs-R-Us Educational Services will give a talk on vermicomposting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Learn worm anatomy, what worms do for the planet, and why worms are important for composting and how to build and maintain a compost bin at home. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6980.
Origami for Kids: Children ages 5-12 can learn how to fold a variety of interesting origami creations from 4 to 6 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Writer’s Critique: A writing critique will be held at 5 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. The group is open to eight writers of any genre with work in progress. Writers must present their own writing for supportive critiques, as well as provide the same to fellow writers. Group members commit to reading five pages per month of each group member’s work. Registration is required. See jcls.org or call 541-855-1994.
Thursday, April 11
Museum Reopening: The Trail museum will hold its grand reopening celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, April 11-14, at the Trail Museum, 144 Old Hwy 62, Trail, approximately one mile past Shady Cove. Walk through time as you take in new and updated exhibits, such as local early Native American history, early pioneers, and the 1885-56 Indian Wars. Admission is free.
Phoenix Book Club: Discuss books on select topics at 2 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Phoenix Library, 510 W. First St. Readers can choose fiction or nonfiction as monthly topics. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6408.
Walt Whitman Presentation: In honor of National Poetry Month, Amber West, organizer of Whitmania, a series of West Coast events celebrating the poet’s 200th birthday, will present a lecture on Walt Whitman and his importance to American culture at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.
Artist reception: An art exhibit “Recent Paintings,” featuring work by Cole Lyons, will be on display through May 9 in the Wiseman Gallery on the RCC Redwood campus, 3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass. An opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11. 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.
Makers & Hackers Night: Join Rogue Hack Lab to exercise your creativity and tap into your inner geek with DIY projects from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Poetry Reading: Poets Judith Montgomery and Amy Miller will read selected poems from their new books at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Friday, April 12
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.
Book It Group: Adults are invited to meet with Central Point library staff to discuss and share favorite reads in a casual book group setting at 1 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. See jcls.org or call 541-664-3228.
Evergreen Ballroom: Dance to a mix of ballroom, Latin and swing from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, 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.