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Taste of Alba, Jurassic Quest and more: Oct. 18-24

Friday, Oct. 18

Breakfast: The Rogue Valley New Day Network Breakfast will meet at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Bob Altaras of Southern Oregon Master Recyclers in Action will give a presentation “Lend Me A Plate.” Altaras will introduce and explain the “Lend Me A Plate” program, which allows community members to borrow place settings — dishes, cutlery and glasses— as well as cloth napkins and tablecloths for their events, thus reducing waste. Guests can help to make this a no-waste event by bringing a dish to share, along with reusable plates, cups and utensils. Admission is free.

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. On Friday, Oct. 18, Rhonda Nowak, gardening column writer for the Mail Tribune, will present “Assessing Your Garden: Successes and Failures.” 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.

Jurassic Quest: Walk through the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic period and experience what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20, at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. Ride the 24 foot-tall T-Rex or Carnotaurus. See over 100 different kinds of dinosaurs, dig for fossils and conduct experiments. Also look for bounce houses, face-painting, crafts and more. Admission is $20-$36. For advance tickets see www.jurassicquest.com/events/central-point-or.

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, Oct. 18, the book to be discussed will be “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave. See jcls.org or call 541-855-1994.

Science Lecture: Dr. Larry Sherman, a musical neuroscientist at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, will present “Music and the Brain” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in the science auditorium at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. In this multimedia presentation, Dr. Sherman mixes musical performances, humor and neuroscience to reveal the connection between music, brain development and the ways music can prevent or delay brain aging and help patients with damage to the brain. 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, Oct. 18, at Howiee’s on Front, 16 N. Front St., Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

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.

Artist Reception: Paintings by Guest Artist Jeanne LaRae-Lagano will be featured through November at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main St., Medford. A reception for the artist will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. Live music will be performed by classical guitarist Rod Petrone. Find the gallery on Facebook, see artdujourgallery.com or call 541-770-3190.

Rogue Gallery and Art Center: A reception for printing artist Stefan Wolf will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Rogue Gallery and Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Wolf’s exhibition, “Deep Impressions,” featuring hand-carved linoleum and woodblock prints, will be on display through Nov. 22. 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.

Saturday, Oct. 19

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.

Bear Creek Fall Fest: Celebrate Bear Creek and win prizes at a family-friendly festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Bear Creek Park, 1520 Siskiyou Blvd., Medford. Over 30 organizations will have exhibits, including Zoom Out Mycology, Oregon Caves National Monument, Rogue Flyfishers and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Also look for activities such as face-painting, macroinvertebrate identification, “Watershed Jeopardy,” well water testing and more. Live entertainment will be provided by Sonic Kaleidoscope, Rhythm in Motion, Bugs-R-Us and others. Refreshments will be available. Admission is free. See bit.ly/BearCreekFallFest, email at info@rogueriverwc.org or call 541-423-6158.

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.

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.

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.

Victorian History Tour: Hear about Victorian mourning customs during a tour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20, at the Beekman House, 470 E. California St., Jacksonville. The house will be decorated as a Victorian house in mourning — clocks stopped, mirrors draped in black, mourning wreath on the door, coffin in the parlor — and costumed docents will share the fashions, funeral etiquette, social behavior and personal mementos that honored the dearly departed in the late 1800s. Admission is $5. Call 541-245-3650 or email info@historicjacksonville.org.

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.

Open Studio Tours: The Ashland Gallery Association will host its sixth annual Ashland Open Studio Tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20. Regional artists from Ashland, Phoenix and Talent will open their studios to art enthusiasts, offer demonstrations and discuss their techniques. Admission is free. See ashlandost.com for a list of participating studios.

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, Oct. 19, 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.

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.

Author Talk: Local author Paul Fattig will speak about his new book “Madstone: The True Tale of WWI Conscientious Objectors Alfred and Charlie Fattig and Their Oregon Wilderness Hideout,” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. See jcls.org or call 541-855-1994.

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.

Art & Soul Gallery: An open house will be held to celebrate the gallery’s 21st anniversary and gallery owner Peter Stone’s 50th birthday from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Art and Soul Gallery, 247 E. Main, Ashland. Live music will be performed by Stone and cake will be served. See artandsoulgallery.com or call 541-488-9006.

Taste of Alba: Stroll through downtown Medford and taste local food paired with wine or beer from the Piedmont region of Italy during the seventh annual Taste of Alba tour from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Tickets are $30 and include a complimentary wine glass and map and can be purchased at Vogel Plaza, corner of East Main Street and Central Avenue or online at www.medfordalba.com. On Saturday, check in at Vogel Plaza between 2:45 an 4:15 p.m.

Roman Holiday: Rogue Gallery& Art Center will hold its annual fundraising auction at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Rogue Valley Country Club, 2660 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Look for silent and live auctions, cocktail hour, dinner and live music by Band du Pays Swing. Tickets are $65 and are available online at roguegalleryartcenter.tofinoauctions.com/auction2019/register/ticket_sales. Discounted group tickets are available. Email admin@roguegallery.org or call 541-772-8118.

Brews & Boogie: ScienceWorks presents its 15th annual Brews and Boogie beer festival and dance party for ages 21 and up from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Sample beer and hard apple ciders from local and regional breweries. Food will be available from Great American Pizza Co. Portland deejay Bobby Smith will provide live music. Learn statics while betting on experiment outcomes or play putt-putt golf with a putter you crafted yourself and win prizes. Games include “Beer Goggle Basketball,” “Hang Time,” Get A Grip,” “Reaction Vault,” “Fast Ball,” “Batting Cages,” the ever popular “Fire-Ball” — think dunk tank with pyrotechnics — and much more. Tickets are $18 in advance, $23 at the door, and $13 for designated drivers. The event is a fundraiser for programs serving children in the region. For tickets and more information, see www.scienceworksmuseum.org/brews.

Sunday, Oct. 20

European Car Show: A car show featuring classic cars from Europe and late-model exotics will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is free. To register a car in the show, email at Robertson.scott@comcast.net or Steve@smstark.com. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.

Author Talk: Local author Sue DeMarinis will offer a talk about her new novel, “The Station Master’s Wife,” along with a slide show of historic photos at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6980.

Rogue Valley Rose Society: The Rogue Valley Rose Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Our Lady of the River Catholic Church, 3625 N. River Road, Rogue River. Deborah Erickson, American Rose Society consulting rosarian, horticulture judge and arrangement judge, will present “Planting Roses in Containers.” Erickson has more than 30 years of experience growing roses in a variety of landscaping and outsmarting deer. Admission is free. Call 541-218-2130 or 541-287-2268.

Monday, Oct. 21

Center for the Visual Arts: New fall exhibits featuring student artists will be displayed through Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for Isabel Underwood’s collection “Divinely Inspired” in the Retzlaff Gallery; Cole Lyons’s work “Winter’s Light” in the Thorndike Gallery; a group exhibition “It’s Easy to be a Holy Man at the Dairy Queen in Roseburg” by the Art 498 and Art 375 classes in the Boise-Cascade Gallery and the Art Department Chairs Gallery; and Clee Ferris’ work “Inquiries” in the Meyer Memorial Gallery. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Email at cvagalleries@sou.edu or call 541-621-6605.

Aging Presentation: Jim and Maureen Jarrard will present “Enhancing an Independent Lifestyle with Technology” from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, Oct. 21, at the Jacksonville Community Center, 160 E. Main St. Learn about how simple technology can make your home safer and more age-friendly. See www.jacksonvillecommunitycenter.org or call 541-702-2585.

Author Talk: Klamath Falls-based author Tahseen Paulson will discuss her most recent book, “The Princesses of Aikman Road & Impoverished Splendor,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

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. 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. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.

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.

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.

Presentation: Umpqua Watersheds will host Robbin Schindele, Crater Lake wilderness grassroots organizer, who will present “Wilderness: The Secret Economic Engine” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Mountain Meadows Retirement Community, 855 Mountain Meadows Dr., Ashland. Schindele will present research gathered in Oregon and across the nation and talk about economic prosperity that follows the establishment of permanently protected public lands. A discussion time will follow the presentation. See umpquawatersheds.org or call 541-391-1285 or 541-672-7065.

Author Talk: Christopher McDougall, author of “Running With Sherman: The Donkey With A Heart of a Hero,” will talk about his book at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Rogue Valley Genealogical Society: Dave Horton will present “Using American Ancestors.org: Part I,” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Horton will discuss how to use the databases offered online by AmericanAncestors.org. Admission is $20. Call 541-512-2340, email reception.JCGL@gmail.com or stop by the library to register. This is part one of a two-part lecture series.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, Oct. 24

Hospice Forum: Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice will present a panel discussion at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Havurah Synagogue, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Hear about Celia’s House, a Rogue Valley residential hospice care facility, and voice questions and concerns related to hospice care. See sofriendsofhospice.org or call 503-757-8892.

Schneider Museum of Art: New fall exhibits featuring a variety of contemporary Latinx artwork, as well as masterworks will be on display from Thursday, Oct. 24, through Dec. 14, at the Schneider Museum of Art, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana streets, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Featured artists are Justin Favela, V. Maldonado, and prints from Los Angeles’ “Self Help Graphics & Art” including artwork from Judithe Hernandez and Frank Romero. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, and refreshments will be provided. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245.

Building and Designer Presentation: The Splinter Group — Ashland’s building professional peer group — will hold a panel presentation ““I have a Building Project: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Ashland Food Co-op classroom, 300 Pioneer St., Ashland. Panel members include Jeffrey Nagle, Dan Jovick, Chris Brown, Mark Lackey, Julie O’Dwyer, Julia Rezek, Brian Dunagan, Michael Hodgin, Kerry KenCairn, and moderator Jeffrey Nagle. Get answers, tips and insights from building and design experts about your specific building or design projects. Admission is free. Email at splintergroupashland@gmail.com.

Presentation: Umpqua Watersheds will host Robbin Schindele, Crater Lake wilderness grassroots organizer, who will present “Wilderness: The Secret Economic Engine” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Schindele will present research gathered in Oregon and across the nation and talk about economic prosperity that follows the establishment of permanently protected public lands. A discussion time will follow the presentation. See umpquawatersheds.org or call 541-391-1285 or 541-672-7065.

Author Talk: Author Mary Theis will talk about her book, “Inspiration is Only the Spark: Keeping the Creative Flame Burning,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Jurassic Quest at the Jackson County Expo. Courtesy photo