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Talent Harvest Festival, Wings & Wine and more: Sept. 20-26

Friday, Sept. 20

Medford Garden Club: The club meets at 1 p.m. the third Friday of each month, September through June, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford. 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.

Book Club: The Gold Hill Library Book Club meets at 3 p.m. the third Friday of each month at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. On Friday, Sept. 20, the book “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston will be discussed. See jcls.org or call 541-855-1994.

Third Friday Art Walk: Galleries, restaurants and studios in downtown Medford unveil new exhibits, host art demonstrations and live music from 5 to 8 p.m. the third Friday of every month. For more information, find Medford’s Third Friday on Facebook.com.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at 20, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. 3rd Street, Jacksonville. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

Rogue Gallery and Art Center: A reception for painter Desmond Serratore will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Rogue Gallery and Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. The exhibition, on display through Oct. 4, features painting that blur the line between abstract impressions and concrete images. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Call 541-772-8118 or see roguegallery.org.

Film Screening: A special screening of “The Weight of Water” will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Walkabout Brewing Company, 921 Mason Way, Medford. The documentary film is the winner of AIFF 2019’s Rogue Creamery Audience Award for Best Documentary. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at ashlandfilm.org. Admission includes the outdoor screening, a Silent Movement Headset, and popcorn. Food truck items and beverages will be available for additional purchase. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 21

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.

Talent Harvest Festival: The 50th annual Harvest Festival in downtown Talent will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The 5K Run and Walk takes off at 8 a.m. The main attraction, the Grand Parade will travel along Main Street at 10 a.m. Live music by Salsa Brava, Waking Hazel and Jaya(Raise) starts at 11 a.m. on the City Hall Stage. Also look for growers’ and artists’ booths, food vendors, children’s activities, ScienceLive! presentations by ScienceWorks, beer and wine garden and more. For a full listing of events and attractions, see cityoftalent.org/harvestfestival or find 2019 Talent Harvest Festival on Facebook.

Book Sale: The Talent Library Club will host its annual fall book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Look for new or gently used books, DVDs and CDs. Prices are by donation. Proceeds help fund Talent library programs, activities and collections. See jcls.org or call 541-535-4163.

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 dhami10000@aol.com or call 541-659-3096.

How-To Fest: Learn a variety of new skills from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at a How-To Fest at the Applegate library, 18485 N. Applegate Road, and from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Ruch library, 7919 Highway 238. Learn how to make miniatures, knit, paint, take care of horses, drive a scoop loader, look up your ancestors, make cheese and sourdough bread, play a ukulele and more during short “lessons” taught by local experts. See jcls.org or call 541-846-7346.

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.

Victorian Days Tours: Costumed docents will lead tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22, at the historic Beekman House, 470 E. California St., Jacksonville. Docents will be sharing information on their particular clothing style, its evolution and the Southern Oregon Historical Society garments being showcased. Styles include fashions appropriate for social calls, travel, daytime activities, formal dinners, mourning, country outings, servants, undergarments and more. Items from the SOHS collection include not only Beekman family garments but also selections from other prominent Rogue Valley families. Tours are $5. Call 541-245-3650 or see historicjacksonville.org.

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, Sept. 21, 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.

Southern Oregon Stitchers: The those interested in needle art can meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month, except December, at First Presbyterian Church of Central Point, 456 W. Pine St. General meetings include presentations on various stitching techniques such as, embroidery, cross stitch, Japanese embroidery, blackwork, sashiko, cruel, bullion, French knots, needlepoint, bead work, quilts and more. Refreshments will be provided. Email at lfieghuth@gmail.com or call 541-646-1116.

Kid’s Crafts: Children 4 to 10 years can make fall trees with paper tubes at noon Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Rogue River Library, 412 E. Main St. See jcls.org or call 541-582-1714.

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.

Saturday Movie Matinee: Enjoy a movie and popcorn with family and friends at 1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Popcorn will be served. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.

Equamore Sanctuary Picnic: Equamore Foundation will hold a picnic and fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Equamore Sanctuary, 4723 Highway 66, Ashland. Attendees can tour the sanctuary and meet the horses. Food will be served by Confident Caterers. Admission is free, but reservations are required. To register and make donations, see equamore.org or call 541-482-5550.

Teen Crafternoon: Teens and pre-teens can personalize their book bags and folders with paint, tape, jewels and tie-dye from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Library Bingo: Join in a family-friendly game of Bingo to win prizes such as books, gift certificates, swim passes and more at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. See jcls.org or call 541-864-8880.

Hanley Farm: The Gold Diggers’ Guild will hold a fundraising evening, “Strike it Rich in the Wild, Wild West,” from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Historic Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point. Admission is $75 and includes a barbecue dinner, drink ticket, and $5,000 worth of chips for Black Jack, roulette, and poker. Also look for a silent auction, live music and more. Western attire is encouraged. Reservations are required. Purchase tickets online at sohs.org/strike or call 541-773-6536.

Origami Creations: Children ages 5 and older can learn to fold a variety of simple origami creations at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6980.

Movies in Lithia Park: A special screening of the documentary film “Rubber Jellyfish” will be shown on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Butler Bandshell, 150 Winburn Way in Lithia Park, Ashland. “Rubber Jellyfish” reveals the jellyfish-like shapes that balloons burst into when they are released into the air and how this is affecting sea turtles who mistake these items for prey. Movie to begin at dusk. 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. See ashland.or.us/parks or call 541-488-5340. In case of inclement weather, visit facebook.com/silentmovementinternational for cancellation updates.

Contra Dance: A Contra Dance will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, 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. Karen Olson will call dance steps, and Cascade Crossing will perform live music. No perfumes or scented oils, and clean bodies and clothes are encouraged. No partners necessary. Admission is $8-$15, $6 for college students, $3 for high school students, free for children 9 and older. Call 541-821-0997.

Sunday, Sept. 22

Medford Railroad Park: The park, at Table Rock Road and Berrydale Avenue in Medford, is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of every month April through October. Visitors can ride diesel trains and a motor car, see unique model railroad layouts and the Hogwarts Express, send and receive telegrams, tour historical railroad equipment and more. Also visit the park’s new butterfly garden. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. See ci.medford.or.us.

Art & Soul Gallery: Three gallery artists, Julie Young, Kathy Morawiec and Silvia Trujillo, will paint and answer questions about their work and process from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Art & Soul Gallery, 247 E. Main St., Ashland. Calm live music will be performed by multi-instrumentalist and gallery owner Peter Stone. See artandsoulgallery.com or call 541-488-9006.

Author Talk: Marianne Werner will present a selection of her poems and photography from her books, “Moments” and “Findings,” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.

Art Auction: Living Opportunities will host the 10th annual “FurnARTure” auction from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Inn at the Commons, 200 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. Auction items will include art and uniquely painted furniture from local artists, jewelry, wine and much more. Live music and refreshments will be provided. Admission is $75 and must be purchased in advance. For tickets, email at rachel@livingopps.org or call 541-772-1503.

Friendship Force: Friendship Force of Southern Oregon will host presenters Arnie and Mary Abrams at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Royal Mobile Estates Clubhouse, 1055 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. The Arbrams have recently returned from their third trip to Ireland and will give a slide show presentation focusing on the changes in the land, the climate and the people they witnessed from 15 and 30 years ago. Friendship Force is a nonprofit, cultural organization focused on promoting understanding and cultural education through home stays. Admission is free. Call 541- 482-4558 or see ffsoregon.org.

Wings and Wine Gala: Ashland’s Klamath Bird Observatory will host its annual Wings and Wine Gala from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. The gala will include a silent and live auction, storytelling by Debra Zaslow, live music by Eight Dollar Mountain Trio, an art gallery featuring local artists, food, beer and wine, and more. For tickets, see klamathbird.org or call 541-201-0866.

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.

Documentary Film Screening: The nonprofit group TLC Transitional Life Care will present a free screening of the documentary film “ Yangsi” from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. This film is part of TLC’s “Teaching of the Masters” film series, and is about the reincarnation of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Admission is free. Call 510-652-1895.

Monday, Sept. 23

Genealogy Week Events: Rogue Valley Genealogy Society will hold its annual Genealogy Week, Sept. 23-27, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. A week of free presentations geared toward newcomers are offered. Learn how to begin genealogy research, how to organize what you learn, which DNA test is best, how DNA is used in research and more. Reservations are encouraged. Call 541-512-2340, email reception.jcgl@gmail.com or stop by the genealogy library for a full listing further information or reservations.

Make It Art Monday: Adults can create a range of 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.

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.

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.

Teen Advisory Group: Motivated teens in grades 7 through 12 can meet to plan events, decorate bulletin boards, recommend materials for the Young Adult collection and more at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Refreshments will be provided. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6980.

Author Talk: Author Molly Best Tinsley will discuss the writing process of her new book “Things Too Big to Name” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Tinsley will talk about the creative process and provide personal insights on overcoming doubts and anxiety related to writing a novel. Admission is free.

Poetry Reading: Oregon poet John Sibley Williams will offer a reading of select poems from his new book, “As One Fire Consumes Another,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Local poet Amy Miller will also read selected poems from her published works including “The Trouble With New England Girls.”

Author Talk: Will Wilkinson will discuss his book, “The Noon Club: Creating the Future in One Minute a Day,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Theatre Talk Series: The Ashland New Plays Festival presents its Theatre Talk series at 7:30 p.m. Mondays on four select dates, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Carpenter Hall, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. On Monday, Sept. 23, moderator John Rose will talk with OSF actor Erica Sullivan about the process of character development, performance and storytelling. Admission is $10 each at the door 10 minutes before each talk, or $32 for all four talks in advance. See ashlandnewplays.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Quilts and Genealogy: The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society presents Quilts & Genealogy at 1:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, Charlotte Wirfs will share the history of the “Red and White Double Irish Chain Quilt,” and its creator, Hopestill King Norton. Admission is free. Call 541-512-2340, email reception.jcgl@gmail.com or stop by the genealogy library for information.

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. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, the second half of “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed” by Jared Diamond will be discussed. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.

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.

Library Ukuleles: Join in the “play along” ukulele group from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Eagle Point Library, 239 W. Main St. Bring your own ukulele or check one out at the library. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.

SOCAN: Southern Oregon Climate Action Now will host a general meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Climate activist, farmer and a plaintiff in the Juliana v. United States court case from Roseburg, Jacob Lebel, will discuss the status of the case and the time line for the future. Admission to this event is free. See socan.eco.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

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.

Garden Harvest Presentation: Speakers from the Master Gardeners of Jackson County will present tips on garden harvesting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Art in the Library: Children 8 years and older can explore a variety of art projects and mediums from 2 to 4 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Kids 7 and younger may attend with adult. Materials will be provided. See jcls.org or call 541-664-3228.

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.

Lego Architects: Children ages 5 through 12 can build with Legos at 2:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. See jcls.org or call 541-855-1994.

Children’s Author Talk: Kim Griswell, author of the beloved “Rufus the Pig” series, will read from her new joke book for children, “Real Stinkers: 600 Jokes to Make You Go Ewww!” at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 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.

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.

Artist Reception: An opening reception for the exhibit “TOWB” by artist Shirley Cunningham, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Havurah Synagogue, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The multimedia hanging tapestry mobiles represent the biblical telling of creation. Call 541-488-7716 for more information.

Thursday, Sept. 26

Casual Memoir Writing: Learn how to write and complete a short memoir of a specific memory using a simple method at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Central Point Library, 116 S. Third St. See jcls.org or call 541-664-3228.

Lego Robotics: Children ages 10 to 14 can build Lego models using Lego Mindstorms and program them to move and react at 3:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Pre-registration is required. See jcls.org or call 541-664-3228.

Group Discussion: The nonprofit group TLC Transitional Life Care will host a discussion group to explore impermanence and loss, and what we can gain by learning to work with them from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is free. To register, email at tlcareashland@gmail.com or call 510-652-1895.

Author Talk: Carole Beers will discuss her novel, “Night Rides: A Pepper Kane Mystery,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Members of the YMCA gymnastics program show off their skill during the Talent Harvest Festival Parade. Revels file photo