Jacksonville art walk, author talks and more: Nov. 8-14
Friday, Nov. 8
Library Fundraiser: The Central Point Friends of the Library will host a silent auction to raise funds for the Central Point library Nov. 8-16 during the library’s regular hours. See jcls.org or call 541-664-3228.
Pet Adoption: The South Coast Humane Society will host a National PetSmart Adoption Weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Nov. 8-10, at PetSmart, 3279 Crater Lake Highway, Medford. Nine shelters and rescue organizations will be present with more than 100 adoptable animals. Every dog and cat will be up-to-date on routine vaccinations and spayed/neutered, and rabbits will be available, as well. On Saturday, Nov. 9, popcorn by Trolle Corn and jewelry by Smythe Baubles will be available. See petsmartcharities.org
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 Ski & Snowboard Swap: The Medford Ski Education Foundation will hold a ski and snowboard swap meet from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at The Expo, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. Look for good quality wintersports equipment and clothing such as skis, snowboards, boots and more. Admission is $5 on Friday, Nov. 8, 12 and younger get in free, or free admission on Saturday, Nov. 9. All net proceeds will go to local high school ski education programs. See https://www.southernoregonskiswap.com/ or call 541-621-4699.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at River’s Edge Restaurant, 1936 Rogue River Hwy., Grants Pass. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival: The seventh annual Rogue Riverkeeper film festival, a screening of select adventure and environmental films, will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. The evening will kick off with a happy hour, live music, silent auction, food and beverages. Films begin at 6 p.m. with keynote speaker Lesley Adams, Rogue Riverkeeper founder, and a short presentation from Rogue Riverkeeper staff. Tickets are $20, $15 for students and $10 for children 10 and younger. The event is a benefit for Rogue Riverkeeper. For tickets and information, see rogueriverkeeper.org.
Saturday, Nov. 9
Project FeederWatch: Volunteers can help experts count birds that visit feeders at North Mountain Park at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Results will be submitted to Cornell University’s FeederWatch program. Admission is free. Call 541-488-6606.
Mountain Stars Quilt Guild: The guild will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Live Oak Grange, 120 Gardiner St., Rogue River. Learn to make a sleep mask during the early bird craft time at 9:30 a.m. Bring two 5”x10” pieces of fabric, batting and interfacing to join in. Cathy Geier, landscape quilt artist, will present a trunk show “Landscape quilting from Alaska to Wisconsin.” A potluck lunch will be held at 11 a.m. Bring a dish to share, any quilts you wish to show, and win fat quarters by bringing in a white-on-white-colored quarter. See msquilters.com or email email@example.com.
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.
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 Writing Presentation: Amira Makansi, a co-author of the young adult dystopian SEEDS trilogy, will share the secrets of her success during a hands-on presentation for teens at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6980.
Leaf Art: Children are invited to create greeting cards, bookmarks, or pictures using fall foliage crayons, paint and glue from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Ruch library, 7919 Highway 238. See jcls.org or call 541-899-7438.
Fall Festival: The White City library will hold a family friendly fall harvest festival from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the library, 3143 Avenue C. Look for face-painting, fall crafts and light refreshments. See jcls.org or call 541-864-8880.
Community Talk: Rob Schläpfer will lead a free conversation, “Us versus Them,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Explore ideas related to cultural shifts about well-intended bad ideas and ways to pursue social justice. Admission is free. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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: Author Lily Myers Kaplan will talk about her book, “Loss to Legacy: A stepping stone path to healing and transformation,” and give a synopsis of the stepping stone process of moving through mourning to find meaning, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Applegate library, 18485 N. Applegate Road. Admission is free. See reshfoundation.org.
Menopause Presentation: Dr. Judith Boice will present “Menopause with Science and Soul,” at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Natural Grocers, 1990 N. Pacific Highway, Medford. Boice demystifies the medical jargon and offer advice and tips for navigating this life transition. Call 541-245-0100.
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.
Marine Corps Birthday Ball: The 244th anniversary of the U. S. Marine Corps will be celebrated with dinner and dancing beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in the ballroom of the Rogue Valley Manor, 1200 Mira Mar Ave., Medford. Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. followed by the traditional cake-cutting ceremony honoring the oldest Marine and the youngest Marine in attendance. Live music will be performed by A Touch of Class. Also look for door prizes and live auction. Tickets are $25. Call 541-292-9667 for reservations and further information.
Book Signing: Local poet and painter Anna Elkins will hold a book-signing for the launch of her new book “Living Large on Little: How to See the Invitation in Limitation,” from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at The Miners’ Bazaar, 235 E. California St, Jacksonville. Original watercolors for the book illustrations will be on display, and visitors can enter in a drawing to receive one of the original illustrations. See www.annaelkins.com.
Documentary Screening and Presentation: Northwest Nature Shop and Applegate Neighborhood Network will present a screening of the documentary “Saving Wellington” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St. Ashland. The Wellington Wildlands is 7,500 acres of wilderness between Applegate and Ruch. This film highlights the Wellington Wildlands and the threat of logging to the area posed by BLM’s proposed Bear Grub timber sale. The film will be followed by a talk by the Applegate Neighborhood Network. Admission is free. See northwestnatureshop.com/events or call 541-482-3241.
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, Nov. 10
Breakfast: Lake Creek Grange will host a breakfast and farmers market from 8 to 10 a.m. the second Sunday of each month at the grange, 1565 S. Fork Little Butte Road, Lake Creek. Biscuits and gravy, waffles, pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, fruit, juice coffee and tea will be served. Cost is $7; $3 for children. Look for local jams, breads, pickles, crafts and more. Call 541-951-5681.
Jane Austen Society: The group will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. The presentation will be “Hot Air Balloons in the Regency Era.” Tea will be served. Call 541-482-3262.
Northwest Bird Club: Owners of pet birds can meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at Rogue Valley Meadows, 2385 Table Rock Road, Medford. Refreshments are provided. The group typically meets the first Sunday of each month. Call 541-826-4133.
LUKEs: An instructive, play-together library ukulele session will be held at 2:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Sessions will be led by Barbara Meredith, Patty Devon and Marlene Riegel of the Plaza Players. Ukulele kits are available to checkout from the Medford library for three weeks at time, with two possible renewals. Sheet music with uke chords and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-774-8689.
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 “Kundun” from 5 to 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. This film is part of TLC’s “Teaching of the Masters” film series, and is about the early life of the Dalai Lama. Admission is free, and popcorn will be provided. Call 510-652-1895.
Monday, Nov. 11
Center for the Visual Arts: New fall exhibits featuring student artists will be displayed through Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for Syd Rvinsky ‘s work “People I’ve Been,” in the Retzlaff Gallery; a student group exhibition, “The Politics of Dead Rats,” in the Thorndike Gallery; and a group exhibition of SOU students, alumni and community artist’s work “The Tiny Art Show” in the Art Department Chairs, Meyer Memorial, And Boisie Cascade Galleries. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-621-6605.
Schneider Museum of Art: New fall exhibits featuring a variety of contemporary Latinx artwork, as well as masterworks will be on display 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. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245.
Climate Discussion: Marion Moore, member of the Ashland Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission, will lead a community discussion “What to do About Climate Change” at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The discussion will focus on what opportunities each of us have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Call or text 541-601-9514.
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.
Siskiyou Koi and Pond Club: Those interested in koi and koi ponds can attend a potluck meeting at 6 p.m. the second Monday of each month. Club meetings are held to educate, support and assist other members with the hobby. Learn about building a pond or solving problems in an existing pond. Call 541-772-8721 or 541-601-5525 for directions to the meetings and information.
An Evening with Eva Schloss: Anne Frank’s stepsister and Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss will speak at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. At the age of 8, Eva became friends with Anne, playing hopscotch and drinking lemonade together. Like her stepsister, Schloss went into hiding in Holland, was betrayed, captured and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Listen to a first-hand account of the life of Anne Frank and the discovery and printing of her famed diary. Tickets are $25, $18 for ages 18 and younger. Tickets are available online at chabadofashland.org/annefrank or by calling 541-482-2278.
Author Talk: Author Fred Grewe will talk about his book, “Time to Talk About Dying: How Clergy and Chaplains Can Help Senior Adults Prepare for a Good Death,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Poet Nancy Bonazzoli will also read selections from her book of poetry “Absolution.” Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Tuesday, Nov. 12
Color Happy: Coloring sessions for adults are held from 10 a.m. to noon the second Tuesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Coloring supplies, coffee and donuts are provided. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Friends Book Club: This book group meets at 1:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Read the books, then join in the discussions. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.
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.
Teen Advisory Group: Motivated teens in grades 7–12 can meet to brainstorm ideas, discuss books and movies, and make crafts at 4:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Book Chat: This book group meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Read the books, then join in the discussions. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, “Work Song” by Ivan Doig will be discussed. Refreshments will be served. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Rock Garden Society: The Siskiyou Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month September through May in Lidgate Hall behind Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Eric Hagerman will present “The Nitty Gritty of Rock Gardening.” Hagerman will share his insights based on experiences as a gardener and nurseryman and from his travels as former Siskiyou Chapter chairperson and board member. His program includes an overview of what a rock garden is, how to design and establish one, plus a glance at some of the plants that work with rocks and in the Rogue Valley climate. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. See siskiyousummits.weebly.com.
Southern Oregon Photographic Association: The local camera club will host photographer Matthew Newman, who will present “Capturing the Light in the Darkness” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Town Hall at Twin Creeks Retirement Community, 888 Twin Creeks Crossing, Central Point. Newman will share stories about some of his Crate Lake outings, along with a time-lapse video, and talk about the camera gear he uses in the field to capture nightscape photos of the lake. Newman was short-listed for Astonomy Photographer of the Year in 2018, and has been featured by many organizations including the U. S. Department of Interior. Admission is free. See sopacameraclub.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 13
Demonstration Garden Tours: Join master gardeners on a tour of the butterfly, amphibian-reptile, native plants, heirloom plants and herb gardens from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is free, and donations to the Nature Center are welcomed. See ashlandparksandrec.org or call 541-488-6606.
Local History Lecture: Part of the Windows in Time history lecture series, historian Larry Mullaly will present “The Bounty of The Land: Southern Oregon Agriculture, 1850-1920 ”at noon Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The illustrated talk will explore the geographic and economic conditions that enabled Southern Oregon farming to thrive as early as the 1850s and eventually enter the international market. It contrasts the culture of the valley’s older ranching and mixed-use farms with the orchard industry. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
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.
Writer’s Critique: A writing critique is held at 5 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. The group is open to writers of any genre with work in progress. Writers must present their own writing for supportive critiques, as well as provide the same to fellow writers. Group members commit to reading five pages per month of each group member’s work. Registration is required. See jcls.org or call 541-855-1994.
Thursday, Nov. 14
Jewelry Presentation: Lions Sight and Hearing Center will give a community presentation “What’s in Your Jewelry Box?” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Lions Sight and Hearing Center, 228 N. Holly St., Medford. Learn about your costume jewelry, vintage or modern, and hear about the center’s annual used jewelry sale held in April each year to benefit the vision and hearing programs of the Lions Sight and Hearing Center. Call 541-779-3643.
Phoenix Book Club: Discuss books on select topics at 2 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Readers can choose fiction or nonfiction as monthly topics. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6408.
WeDo Robotics: Children ages 7 to 10 can build Lego models using Lego WeDo and program them to move and react from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the second 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.
Makers & Hackers Night: Join Rogue Hack Lab to exercise your creativity and tap into your inner geek with DIY projects from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Open Mic Without a Mic Poetry Reading: The Rogue Valley Chapter of the Oregon Poetry Association will host open-mic readings at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Downtowne Coffee House, 200 Talent Ave., Talent. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., and readings begin at 7 p.m. The suggested theme is “Veterans, and Families Gather.” Call 541-512-1007 for information.
Film Screening: The documentary film “A Will for the Woods” will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The film explores green burials, environmental benefits, and the idea that one can remain within the cycle of life, rather than being cut off from it. A discussion will follow the film, and a volunteer from Willow Witt Natural Cemetery will be present as a special guest. Admission is free; donations accepted. Email at email@example.com.
Author Talk: Author David Oas will talk about his book, “Non-Official Cover Confessions,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.