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Things To Do: April 19-26

Friday, April 19

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, April 19, Scott Ford, manager of Lowe’s Garden Center, and his associate, Yesenia Delaotostano, will discuss new gardening tools, products, and supplies as well as other services that Lowe’s offers. 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.

Science Lecture: Carolina Livi, professor of biology at Southern Oregon University, will present “Diet Interventions: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It?” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the science auditorium at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. This presentation will focus on diet interventions and the validity of health benefit claims made, and scientific research projects. This lecture is a follow up to the June 2018 talk “Anti-Aging Interventions.” Admission is free, and light refreshments will be provided. Call 541-552-6341 or email at tuckera1@sou.edu.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Joe’s Sports Bar & Grill, 2061 Roberts Road, Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

American Legion Dinner: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 15 will host a combo dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the post, 100 E. Jackson St., Medford. Seafood chowder or hamburger stroganoff will be served along with sides and desserts. Admission is $10, $5 for children 12 and younger. Proceeds support local veterans’ families. Call 541-601-9241 or 541-776-9085.

Art du Jour Gallery: A reception for watercolor artists Marianne Nielsen and Marilyn Zupan will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main St., Medford. Look for watercolor paintings of animals, flowers, England’s country landscapes and rustic stone homes and bridges. Pottery artist Susan Paul Williams will also have work on display. Live music will be performed by Rod Petrone. Regular gallery 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.

Evergreen Ballroom: Dance to a mix of ballroom, Latin and swing from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Dance instruction in waltz and cha cha 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, 20

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.

Plant Sale: The Rogue Valley Rose Society will hold a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the Dutch Bros. Headquarters parking lot at the corner of Fourth and G streets, Grants Pass. Plants, garden tools, books and more will be available. Call 541-218-2130.

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.

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.

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 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.

Low-cost Pet Vaccines: Bring your cat or dog to the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, to get it vaccinated. Vaccinations available for dogs are rabies and distemper/parvo booster. Vaccinations available for cats are rabies and distemper/rhino/calici booster. Distemper/parvo vaccinations are $15 each; all other vaccinations are $10 each. Nail trims also are available for $5. This is a cash-only clinic, and all pets must be at least 8 weeks old and in good health. Pets that are on antibiotics, in heat, or on cortisone products cannot be vaccinated. Call 541-774-6654.

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.

Egg Decorating Party: Decorate plastic eggs and fill them with treats at noon Saturday, April 20, at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Also make springtime cards and crafts, including chicks, flowers and bunnies. See jcls.org or call 541-864-8850.

Butterflies and Moths: John Jackson of Bugs-R-Us Educational Services will give a talk on butterflies and moths at noon Saturday, April 20, at the Applegate Library, 18485 N. Applegate Road. Learn and interact with some of the biggest and most spectacular preserved specimens of butterflies and moths. See jcls.org or call 541-846-7346.

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.

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk offering an interactive, in-depth introduction to “Cambodian Rock Band” at noon Saturday, April 20, 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.

Teen Crafternoon: Teens and pre-teens can make create superhero and fandom-inspired buttons from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Author Talk: Local author Clay Dickerson will present his book of memoirs, “Fire At My Feet,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Barnes & Noble, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-858-0203.

Poetry Recitation: British actor John Rainer will present a poetry recitation “The British Poets Laureate: 1616 to the Present” at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Jacksonville library, 340 W. C St. Rainer will present poems from all the British poets who have been named poet laureate. Admission is $5 to $10. Call 541-899-1665.

Uke Pub Jam: Southern Oregon Ukulele Players will hold its Uke Jam from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. The all-ages event is free, and the audience will be encouraged to sing along. Compatible stringed instruments are also invited to join in.

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, April 20, Karen Olsen will call dance steps and The Nettles 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, April 21

Sundays at the Farm: Historic Hanley Farm hosts open houses from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays through May 26. Visitors can stroll the Shakespeare garden, orchards, vineyards and producing fields at the farm, see the chickens, sheep and lambs, hear live music and take part in gardening activities from 11:30 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Bring a picnic or purchase lunch prepared by local chefs using farm-fresh food. 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.

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.

Big Tree Tour: Friends of Lithia Park will guide a 40-minute walking tour of large, legacy trees at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at Lithia Park in Ashland. Learn about firs, redwoods, sequoias, cedars, pines and more. Meet at the picnic tables between the Sycamore Grove and the Japanese Garden on Granite Street. All ages welcome, and admission is free. See tinyurl.com/FirGrove or call 541-488-9474.

Monday, April 22

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. 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.

Tuesday, April 23

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, April 23, guest speakers Peggy Smith and Charlotte Wirfs will discuss how pieces from by-gone eras can be finished into heirlooms. Smith will use the example of her and her mother, who were given an un-quilted top along with several unassembled blocks from the same block exchange, which Smith later set into two hand-quilted quilts. Through personal knowledge and genealogical searches, the mother-daughter team learned the blocks were made in the 1940s by a group of friends from the Church of Christ in Hammond, Illinois. 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.

Oregon Fringe Festival: The Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University will hold its sixth annual Fringe Festival Tuesday, April 23, through Sunday, April 28, at a variety of venues throughout Ashland. The festival highlights unconventional work in unconventional spaces. For a full listing of events and details, see oregonfringefestival.org.

Wednesday, April 24

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.

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.

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.

Thursday, April 25

Poetry Reading: Tia Hatch will read select poems from her book, “Life Woven in Words,” and Diana Morley will read selections from her book, “Spreading Like Water,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Friday, April 26

Sundays at the Farm: Historic Hanley Farm hosts open houses from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 2. Visitors can stroll the Shakespeare garden, orchards, vineyards and producing fields at the farm, and see the chickens, sheep and lambs. Also look for children’s activities, craft vendors, live music and more. Bring a picnic or purchase lunch prepared by local chefs using farm-fresh food. 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.

Gem and Mineral Show: The Rogue Gem and Geology Club will hold its 34th annual Gem and Mineral Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 26-27, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass. Admission on Friday is free; admission on Saturday and Sunday is $2, $1 for seniors and students. Kids 11 and younger get in free. Vendors will display and sell items including rocks, gems, minerals, handcrafted jewelry, rough rock, rock slabs and more. Also look for raffles, door prizes, silent auction, exhibits, kids games and activities. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Call 310-675-6771.

Spring Dance Showcase: Evergreen Ballroom will host its annual Spring Showcase Friday, April 26, at the ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and dance shoes from The Glass Slipper will be available. A beginners dance lesson will be offered at 7:30, dance demonstrations and open dancing will be from 8 to 9:30, and dancing to ballroom, Latin and swing will be from 9:30 to 11 p.m. Admission is $8, $6 for kids and free for ages 12 and younger. Call 541-826-8000 or see evergreenballroom.com.

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