Third Friday Art Walk, ice skating and more: Nov. 15-21
Friday, Nov. 15
Breakfast: The Rogue Valley New Day Network Breakfast will meet at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Julie Caldwell of Southern Oregon Food Solutions will speak about food waste in the Rogue Valley and how Southern Oregon Food Solutions aims to address the problem in collaboration with cities and the state. 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, Nov. 15, Master Gardner and long-time Medford Garden Club member Baldassare Mineo will demonstrate how to decorate horticulturally for the coming seasons. Learn how to make arrangements, large and small, with elements in your collection such as potted plants, flowers, special containers, cut branches, seed heads berries dried flowers, silk/artificial flowers, and house plants. 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, Nov. 15, “Love and Other Consolation Prizes” by Jamie Ford will be discussed. See jcls.org or call 541-855-1994.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Hummingbird Estate, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. 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. On Friday, Nov. 15, look for a seasonal exhibit of work by Jeanne LaRea-Lagano, and live music performed by Rod Petrone at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main St., Medford.
Saturday, Nov. 16
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.
Breakfast: The Jacksonville Odd Fellows will host a sourdough pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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, Nov. 16, 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 email@example.com or call 541-646-1116.
Teen Crafternoons: Teens and preteens can make a decorative autumn garland of acorns and leaves using felt and other materials from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., or learn to work with wool and use a felting needle to create a holiday-themed craft from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8685.
Family Game Day: Play a variety of tabletop and video games from 1 to 4 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.
Author Signing: Author and illustrator Thomas Romano will offer a talk and signing of his children’s book, “The Watcher in the Lighthouse,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford. Refreshments will be provided. See barnesandnoble.com or call 541-858-0203.
Uke Pub Jam: Southern Oregon Ukulele Players will hold its Uke Jam from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. The all-ages event is free, and the audience will be encouraged to sing along. Compatible stringed instruments are also invited to join in.
Film Screening: Cafe-Girl Productions will hold a launch screening of its locally produced webseries and adult “prom” from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Nov. 16, at Awake Tea and Espresso Cafe and Gallery, 1757 Ashland St., Ashland. The screening will include premieres of the season’s first episodes of “Nate & Laura & How They Met,” “Mindsick,” and “Strength Of A Woman.” Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Prom-style attire is encouraged. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or see facebook.com/events/1197218453804545.
Contra Dance: A Contra dance will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, 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. Brooke Friendly will call dance steps and The Carr Family Band will perform live music. No perfumes or scented oils, and clean bodies and clothes are encouraged. Admission is $8 to $15 based on a sliding scale, free admission for high school and younger students, younger children and those not dancing. Call 541-821-0997 or email at email@example.com.
Sunday, Nov. 17
Rogue Valley Rose Society: The Rogue Valley Rose Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Our Lady of the River Catholic Church, 3625 N. River Road, Rogue River. Ingrid Wapelhorst will present “Where to Buy Roses.” She will talk about where to find roses offered by local nurseries, online sources and her favorite rose auction. Wapelhorst, a member of the American Rose Society, Ventura County Rose Society and the Rogue Valley Rose Society, has been growing a wide variety of roses for almost 30 years, including “Old Garden” roses, old and modern hybrid teas, Floribundas, rare and hard-to-find varieties, and more. Admission is free. Call 541-218-2130 or 541-287-2268.
Monday, Nov. 18
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.
Aging Presentation: Laura O’Bryon and Monique Clark from Rogue Valley Council of Governments-Senior and Disability Services will discuss choices and costs in their presentation, “Your Housing Options — Navigating Future Choices,” from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Monday, Nov. 18, at the Jacksonville Community Center, 160 E. Main St. See jacksonvillecommunitycenter.org or call 541-702-2585.
STEAM Coding Lab: Kids 10 to 16 years can learn how to use Scratch, a programming language, to create their own animated programs at 3:30p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. See www.jcls.org or call 541-864-8880.
Author Talk: Author Sofia Bogle will talk about her book, “Book Restoration Unveiled,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Astrology in Ashland: Local astrologer Doug Kellogg will speak about watershed elections that occur every 20 years, at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at Hidden Springs Wellness Center, 1651 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is $7. Call 541-482-8988 or see astrologyinashland.org.
Tuesday, Nov. 19
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.
Travel Stories: History buffs and travelers Dan and Carol Nielson will give a free presentation on New England at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. Hear stories and history of the six states that make up New England: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. See jcls.org or call 541-878-8870.
Wednesday, Nov. 20
Guild Lecture: Reference Librarian Julie Drengson explores the past century of Jackson County Library Services during the presentation “Your Libraries Through Time” at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. A discussion of the present and future of JCLS with Library Director Kari May will follow the presentation. See www.jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Spark Space: Kids can design and build a fun maker project with electronics, cardboard, robotics and more from 2 to 4 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St., See jcls.org or call 541-664-3228.
Thursday, Nov. 21
Ice Skating: The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink will be hold an opening at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, and will be available for skating every day through Feb. 17, weather permitting. Skate rentals, snacks and hot drinks are available. Call 541-488-9189 or see ashland.or.us/icerink for schedule and admission information.
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, Nov. 21, at the Central Point Library, 116 S. Third St. Writing samples and supplies will be provided. See jcls.org or call 541-664-3228.
Community Talk: Rob Schlapfer will lead a free conversation, “What Happened To Love Thy Neighbor?” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. The conversation will focus on how to overcome divisiveness. Email at email@example.com.
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: Author Amira Makansi will talk about her book, “Literary Libations: What to Drink with What You Read,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.