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Shakespeare talk, railroad park finale and more: Oct. 25-31

Friday, Oct. 25

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Rellik Winery, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

Saturday, Oct. 26

LEGO Time: Kids are invited to build and display their own creations based on monthly themes from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the last Saturday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Waggin’ Tales Used Book Sale: Friends of the Animal Shelter’s pay-what-you-want book sale will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Jackson County Animal Services, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Book purchases, made by cash or check only, support FOTAS programs. See fotas.org.

FreeWill Fun Day: FreeWill will host a fundraising “fun day” at noon Saturday, Oct. 26, at Fichtner-Mainwaring Park, 334 Holmes Ave., Medford. Look for live music, competitive volleyball tournaments, mini-games, food and more. Admission is $10 for one ticket, $40 for five, $75 for 10 tickets or $60 for a volleyball team of seven people. All tickets include food. All proceeds will benefit Hearts with a Mission, a nonprofit organization that operates a Medford youth shelter. See https://www.freethewill.com.

Community Talk: Rob Schläpfer will lead a free conversation “Coddled Kids” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Explore ideas related to cultural shifts about well-intended bad ideas. Email at rob@saveamerica.info or see saveamerica.info.

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.

Shakespeare Talk: The Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University and ShakespeareAMERICA will present “Shaking Up Shakespeare: A panel discussion” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Meese Room, Room 305, in the Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Featured panel members will be Tony Taccone, Shana Cooper, Rosa Joshi and Penny Metropulos. Admission is free. Call 541-552-8196 or see oca.sou.edu

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.

Contra Dance: A contra dance will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, 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. Woody Lane will call dance steps, and the Eugene City Barnstormers will perform live music. No perfumes or scented oils, and clean bodies and clothes are encouraged. Admission is $8 to $15, free for high school students and younger. Call 541-821-0997 or email at info@socontra.org.

Sunday, Oct. 27

Medford Railroad Park Halloween: The park, at Table Rock Road and Berrydale Avenue in Medford, will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, and then close for the season. 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. Families are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. See ci.medford.or.us.

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 Salon: Local artists will present digital images of their work and discuss the evolution of their art at 2 p.m. the last Sunday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.

Photography Presentation: Photographer Matt Witt will present a slide show of recent photographs from public lands at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Photos depict Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Bryce, Zion, Yellowstone, Redwoods State Park, Point Reyes, as well as Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and other public lands in Oregon. See mattwittphotography.com.

Friendship Force: Friendship Force of Southern Oregon will host presenter Larry Smith at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Royal Mobile Estates Clubhouse, 1055 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. Smith will talk about his seven-day hike in northern Israel on the Jesus Trail; 50 miles from Nazareth to the Sea of Galilee. 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.

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.

The Bad Film Society: The B-grade 1937 horror-mystery film “Sh! The Octopus” will be shown at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in the basement of the Ashland Elks Lodge. Two numskull detectives, who, in pursuit of a master criminal, The Octopus, find themselves terrorized in a haunted lighthouse full of suspicious characters including what appears to be an actual giant killer octopus. Starring Hugh Herbert. Rare and weird short films will be shown before the feature, which include Elvira, Orson Welles and Ozzy Osbourne. Bring any “bad” DVDs, tapes or books you’d like to give away and 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, Oct. 28

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.

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.

Peer Counseling Presentation: Ken Deveney, certified teacher of Re-evaluation Counseling, will give a presentation on peer-to-peer counseling at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at Peace House, 543 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Email at info@peacehouse.net.

Author Talk: Author Brian M. Briggs will talk about his book, “Prove My Soul - Another Side to the Vietnam War,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Art Critique: The Southern Oregon Society of Artists will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Max Malcomb, art instructor at Ashland High School, will be the guest artist. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Library doors close at 7 p.m. so arrive 10-15 minutes early. Call 541-625-3285 or 541-423-5122 or email at judithkarenartist@gmail.com or mindyminis@aol.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

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.

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.

Snow Sports documentary: The 70th feature film from Warren Miller Entertainment, “Timeless,” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. The film features ski legends like Glen Plake, alongside newcomers including Catie Zeliff, Jaelin Kauf and Baker Boyd. Shot on location in British Columbia, France, Austria, Switzerland, Colorado and Jackson Hole. Tickets are $19 in advance and can be purchased at craterian.org, or $20 at the door. Attendees will receive lift ticket discounts, prizes and more. See warrenmiller.com for more information.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Presentation: Umpqua Watersheds will host Robbin Schindele, Crater Lake wilderness grassroots organizer, who will present “Wilderness: The Secret Economic Engine” at noon Thursday, Oct. 31, at Mazatlan Grill, 1350 Plaza Blvd, Suite I, Central Point. 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.

Halloween Clue: Belle Fiore will host a live-action classic mystery game, featuring an interactive night of wine tasting and murder-solving, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Belle Fiore, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Tickets are $35 and include wine tasting and light food pairings. This event is open to ages 21 and older, and costumes are encouraged. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Shakespeare Talk at SOU