BrewFest, Daedalus Project and more: Sept. 13-19
Friday, Sept. 13
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.
Southern Oregon BrewFest & Battle of the Bones: The 2019 Southern Oregon BrewFest will take place at the Expo, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 13-15. The BrewFest is really several events rolled into one action-packed weekend of food, beverages and friendly competitions. BrewFest features more than 70 taps dispensing a wide selection of microbrews, ciders and regional wines from across the Pacific Northwest and the State of Jefferson. Also look for Central Point Parks Department’s Battle of the Bones barbecue competition, a pie-eating contest, stock dog trials, a music festival and more. The music lineup will be headlined by Old Dominion Saturday night in the amphitheater, with a full lineup of local and regional musicians filling out the weekend. Tickets range from $20 for beer-tasting and $25 for BBQ-eating to a $399 VIP package of the Old Dominion concert. Hours for this year’s event will be 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, with a Growler Hour from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more ticket information and details, including a complete schedule and a lineup of musical acts, see sobrewfest.com.
Movies in Lithia Park: Find family movie fun under the stars the second and fourth Fridays through Sept. 27, at the Butler Bandshell, 150 Winburn Way in Lithia Park, Ashland. Movies begin at dusk. On Sept. 13, “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial” will be shown. Wireless “Silent Disco” headphones will be available to rent, and refreshments will be available for purchase. A $5 donation is requested. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Ashland Parks Foundation. All movies will be rated PG. See ashland.or.us/parks or call 541-488-5340. In case of inclement weather, visit facebook.com/silentmovementinternational for cancellation updates.
Saturday, Sept. 14
Saturday Morning Bird Walk: See and hear a variety of birds that live year-round in Rogue Valley on a walking tour through North Mountain Park led by local birding experts at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Admission is free; donations to NMP Nature Center are welcomed. Binoculars and field guides will be available for check-out. See ashlandparksandrec.org or call 541-488-6606.
German Cars and Coffee: Owners of German and European cars and enthusiasts can meet from 8 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month, April through October, in the Brammo-Cummins parking lot, 300 W. Valley View Road, Talent. Complimentary coffee and donuts are provided. For information, call 541-227-1758 or 541-541-535-1355.
Breakfast: The Jacksonville Odd Fellows will host a sourdough pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 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.
Mountain Stars Quilt Guild: The guild will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Live Oak Grange, 120 Gardiner St., Rogue River. Learn to make a neck cooler at the early bird craft time at 9:30 a.m. Bring 1/8-yard of fabric, needle, thread, pins and a package of water marbles. Rayna Gillman, quilt instructor, will present “Pushing Creativity with ‘What If?’ ” A potluck lunch will be held at 11 a.m. Bring a dish to share and win fat quarters by bringing in a yellow- or brown-colored quarter. See msquilters.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Sale: Oregon Books and Games will hold a pay-what-you-want book sale for local nonprofit organizations from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, in the parking lot of the bookstore, 150 N.E. E St., Grants Pass. Proceeds will be donated to a different local non-profit organization each month. Call 541-476-3132 or see oregonbooks.com.
Dog Adoption: Triple-A RV and the Southern Oregon Humane Society have joined together to host their 6th annual special adoption event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Triple-A RV center, 938 Chevy Way, Medford. Meet dogs recently rescued from California on the Saving Train. These are healthy, adoptable pets who have been overlooked or have run out of time or space at overcrowded shelters. Every dog will be up-to-date on routine vaccinations, flea and tick preventative, dewormed, microchipped and spayed/neutered before going home. For every dog adopted on Saturday, Triple-A RV will donate $100 to SoHumane. Adoptable dogs and cats can be viewed at sohumane.org. For more information, call
Second Saturday Arts: Make seasonal crafts to share the second Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. at the Applegate library, 18485 N. Applegate Road, and at 2 p.m. at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-846-7346 or 541-774-6996.
Community Conversation: Chi Mei Tam will lead a community conversation, “Showing Up: What Does it Mean to Belong to a Community,” at noon Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. This open discussion is part of the Oregon Humanities statewide Conversation Project, which brings Oregonians together to talk — across differences, beliefs and backgrounds — about important issues and ideas. Admission is free. See jcls.org or call 541-582-1714.
Family Art Day: Kids and families can create and explore art from noon to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. All ages are welcome and materials are provided. Admission is free. No preregistration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 541-772-8118 or see roguegallery.org.
Maker Day: Teens 11 to 18 can explore LEGO Mindstorm, Littlebits and Sphero electronics and robotic sets from noon to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Children 8 to 10 may join in if accompanied by an adult. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6980.
Teen ArtShop: Teens interested in digital art and comics can meet with James Art Ville, a graphic designer and digital illustrator, who will give a presentation on the software “Autodesk Sketchbook,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Learn how to do framing, inking, coloring, lettering and more. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6980.
Math Help: Middle and high school students can get help with their math homework from 1 to 2:30 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of every month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See. jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Introspective Writing Group: Join the group and learn tools and techniques for exploring your inner self through writing from 1 to 2:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Saturday Handweavers Guild: Those interested in weaving, spinning and other fiber arts can meet at 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month September through June, at the Jacksonville library, 340 W. C St. All skill levels are welcome. Email at email@example.com or call 541-292-7879.
Teen Random Fandom: Teens are invited to meet to discuss a variety of literary and pop culture topics from 1 to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8685.
Author Talk: Local author Sue DeMarinis will offer a talk about her new novel, “The Station Master’s Wife,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Rebel Heart Books, 157 W. California St., Jacksonville. See rebelheartbooks.com or call 541-702-2665.
Book Signing: Klamath Falls-based author Tahseen Paulson will offer a book-signing for her most recent book, “The Princesses of Aikman Road & Impoverished Splendor,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford. See stores.barnesandnoble.com or call 541-858-0203.
Jacksonville Art Walk: Galleries, restaurants and studios in Jacksonville will show new exhibits, host art demonstrations and more from 5 to 7 p.m. the second Saturday of every month. Over 20 business participate in the Art Walk, showcasing local art, music and wine. Look for the neon-green pennant for additional participating locations. For more information, call 541-941-7057.
Hive to Table: Join Farm Chef Kristen Lyon and Sarah Red-Laid, aka Bee Girl, for a sweet feast; a multi-course dinner featuring food and flowers from local farmers, with Bee Girl Honey weaved through every course, from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point. Also look for live music, beer, wine and mead, and an auction. Admission is $55 to $135. This event is a fundraiser for the Bee Girl organization, a nonprofit with a mission to inspire and empower communities to conserve bees, flowers and our food system. For menu, tickets and more information, see beegirl.org/hivetotable.
Star Promenaders: The club hosts A-1 and A-2 dancing from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of every month at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Pre-rounds are from 7:30 to 8 p.m. and plus dancing is from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Square-dance attire is appreciated. Bring finger food to share. Suggested donation is $4. Call 541-855-7884.
Sunday, Sept. 15
Daedalus Project: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will hold its 32th annual Daedalus Project, a benefit for HIV/AIDS organizations, Sunday and Monday, Sept. 15-16, on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Daedalus Project activities kick off with a Dungeons & Dragons & Daedalus tournament from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. On Monday Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., look for a sale of baked goods, local art and crafts, information booths and various performance acts by OSF company and community members on the Green Show stage and in the Thomas Theatre. A play reading of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” will be given at 2 p.m. in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Tickets to the reading are $35. The Daedalus Variety Show will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets to the variety show are $45. For a full listing of events and to purchase tickets, see osfashland.org or call the Box Office at 800-219-8161.
Dog Walk and Fair: Friends of the Animal Shelter will host its fifth annual Paws for a Cause dog walk and fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Nature’s Pet Market, 969 Medford Center Drive, Medford. There will be one- and two-mile walks through Hawthorne Park and downtown Medford; registration for walks begins at 9 a.m., walks start at 10 a.m. Also look for costume contests, agility demonstrations, dog games, food and more. Entry fee is $30 per dog and includes a T-shirt and goodie bag. See fotas.org /dog-walk to pre-register or for further information.
Jane Austen Society: The group will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Dennis Read, emeritus professor, will speak on “Northanger Abbey” and “The Mysteries of Udolpho.” Tea will be served. Call 541-482-3262.
Rogue Valley Rose Society: The Rogue Valley Rose Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Our Lady of the River Catholic Church, 3625 N. River Road, Rogue River. John Sitton, owner of Rosewood Gardens in Albany, will present “A Kaleidoscope of Color Through the Seasons in Rosewood Gardens,” featuring a photographic tour of his garden showcasing garden art, garden structures, perennials and shrubs, in addition to some of his 300 roses. Admission is free. Call 541-218-2130 or 541-287-2268.
Monday, Sept. 16
Daedalus Project: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival continues its 32th annual Daedalus Project, a benefit for HIV/AIDS organizations, Monday, Sept. 16, on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. On Monday Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., look for a sale of baked goods, local art and crafts, information booths and various performance acts by OSF company and community members on the Green Show stage and in the Thomas Theatre. A play reading of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” will be given at 2 p.m. in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Tickets to the reading are $35. The Daedalus Variety Show will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets to the variety show are $45. For a full listing of events and to purchase tickets, see osfashland.org or call the Box Office at 800-219-8161.
Homework Hub: Children 5 through 12 who need help with homework, studying and comprehension can drop in and work with small groups and experienced tutors from 3 to 5 p.m. every Monday and Tuesday at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Admission is free, and one-on-one sessions are available with advanced scheduling. Call 541-774-8678.
S.T.E.A.M. Coding Lab: Kids ages 10 to 16 years can learn how to use Scratch, a programming language, to create their own animated programs at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. See jcls.org or call 541-864-8880.
Teen Crafternoon: Teens and pre-teens can create one-of-a-kind magnets using patterned paper, fabric, buttons, drawings and more from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6980.
Film Screening: A special one-time screening of the documentary “From Music into Silence” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 18, at the Varsity Theatre, 166 East Main St, Ashland. The film follows the spiritual journey of Peter Roberts, Australian music-thanatologist, who brings harp and voice to the bedside of people nearing the end of life. Directed by Farshid Akhlagi. A Q-and-A session will follow the screening. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or online at eventbrite.com. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-482-2159.
Author Talk: Sherry Leonard will discuss her novel, “Atacama,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
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.
Yarnia: A knitting and crochet group for all ages meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Materials and instruction are provided or you can bring your own supplies. See jcls.org or call 541-535-7090.
Teen Library Mini Golf: Teens can play a round of mini-golf through the beautiful “vistas” of the Medford Teen Library’s bookshelves from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8685.
Travel Presentation: Carol Nielson — who lived in France for three years — will give a free presentation on the country at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. Hear stories about some of the places in France, such as Carnac, which has one of the most extensive Neolithic stone pillars in the world, the Lascaux caves with their famous prehistoric cave paintings, the beach of Normandy and more. See jcls.org or call 541-878-8870.
Social Security Presentation: Linda Clarkson of Futurity First Insurance Group will give a free presentation, “Maximize Your Social Security,” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Ashland Community Center in Lithia Park, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Learn how to make the most of your Social Security decision and how to integrate it with other retirement income sources. To register, call 541-973-2100, ext. 1.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
Board Game Day: Play popular board games or Wii video games at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. See jcls.org or call 541-864-8880.
Crafternoon: Kids 8 and older can create their own tie-dye book bag using ink markers and rubbing alcohol from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Gold Hill Library, 202 Dardanelles St. See jcls.org or call 541-855-1994.
Havurah Clothing Sale Fundraiser: The 10th annual Havurah women’s clothing sale be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 18-19, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Gently used clothing will be available, and refreshments will be served. No men will be admitted. For more information, call 541-488-7716. All proceeds benefit the synagogue.
Author Talk: Author Carole Nielson will offer a book-signing and talk for her latest nonfiction book, “Tales of the Oregon Country,” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. Call 541-878-2270.
Thursday, Sept. 19
The Village Market: Featuring a host of family-friendly entertainment and activities, The Village Artisan market will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. the third Thursday of each month through Sept. 19, at The Village, Medford Center, 631 Medford Center, Medford. See thevillagemedfordcenter.com.
Social Security Presentation: Linda Clarkson of Futurity First Insurance Group will give a free presentation, “Maximize Your Social Security,” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Eagle Point Grange, 5 S. Shasta Ave., Eagle Point. Learn how to make the most of your Social Security decision and how to integrate it with other retirement income sources. To register, call 541-973-2100, ext. 1.
Rogue Valley Flying Club: Aviation enthusiasts can meet the third Thursday of each month January through November 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: Irving Lubliner, son of Holocaust survivor Felicia Bornstein Lubliner, will read excerpts from his mother’s memoir, “Only Hope: A Survivor’s Stories of the Holocaust,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.