Third Friday Art Walk, rose society and more: Jan. 17-23
Friday, Jan. 17
Breakfast: The Rogue Valley New Day Network Breakfast will meet at 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Musical activists The Blister Sisters — Lynne Pethtel and Jeannie Marsh — will give a talk and performance presentation explaining their vision. 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, Jan. 17, Ingrid Wapelhorst will discuss growing and maintaining roses. She will share pictures and growing tips about her favorite roses as well as varieties that perform well in Southern Oregon. 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. 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, Jan. 17, the book to be discussed will be “The Story of Arthur Truluv” by Elizabeth Berg. Books are available for pickup one month prior to the meeting date. 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, Jan. 17, at the Carriage House, 635 N. Oregon St., Jacksonville. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
Rogue Gallery and Art Center: A reception for abstract painters Virginia Andrade and Alx Fox will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Rogue Gallery and Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. The exhibition, “Driven to Abstraction,” will be on display through Feb. 21. 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.
Ashland International Folk Dancers: The group meets Fridays at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland, to perform dances from Eastern and Western Europe, Greece, Scandinavia, Israel, Turkey and the Middle East. On Friday, Jan. 17, live music will be performed by Arcata, Cailf.-based band Chubritza. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m., and dancing goes from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. No partners necessary. Admission is $10-$20 by donation. Call 541-535-6397 or 541-482-8249.
Saturday, Jan. 18
Breakfast: The Jacksonville Odd Fellows will host a sourdough pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 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.
Project FeederWatch: Volunteers can help experts count birds that visit feeders at North Mountain Park at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Results will be submitted to Cornell University’s FeederWatch program. Admission is free. Call 541-488-6606.
Nia Dance: Rachael Resch will facilitate a Nia event, “Dance, Rise, March!” in preparation for the Women’s March from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at The DanceSpace, 280 E. Hersey St., No. 10, Ashland. Admission is $15. Nia mixes dance and martial arts. Participants will dance barefoot to music from the civil rights and eco-justice movements, with songs by Mavis Staples, Bob Marley, Nanci Griffith, One Billion Rising, Ruthie Foster and more. No previous dance or movement experience is necessary. Call 541-301-3493 or see rachaelresch.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.
Design Lab Talk: Andrew Golish, a member of the American Craft Council and principle designer and founder of Trace West, a new boutique furniture gallery located in Ashland, will give a talk on design and contemporary craft and art from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Trace West, 469 B St., Ashland. See Tracewest.com or call 503-856-5465.
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, Jan. 18, 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.
Medford Matinee: Families and friends can gather to watch the film “The Secret Life of Pets 2” at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Popcorn will be served. The film is rated PG. Call See jcls.org or call 541-774-8689.
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. Call 541-973-1275 or 541-646-1116.
Kiddie Crafts: Children can make a seasonal-themed craft using recycled paper tubes at noon the third Saturday of each month at the Rogue River Library, 412 E. Main St. See jcls.org or call 541-582-1714.
Teen Gamer Day: Teens ages 10 through 18 are invited to play a variety of Nintendo Switch games from 1 to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Eagle Point Library, 239 W. Main St. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.
Family Game Day: Play a variety of tabletop and card 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.
Teen Movie Matinee: Teens can watch the superhero film “Shazam! ” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Film is rated PG-13. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8689.
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. the third Saturday of every month at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. See jcls.org or call 541-864-8880.
Contra Dance: A Contra Dance will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, 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 Olsen will call dance steps, and the Siskiyou Celt will perform live music. No perfumes or scented oils, and clean bodies and clothes are encouraged. No partners necessary. Admission is $8-$15, free for children and those not dancing. Call 541-821-0997.
Sunday, Jan. 19
Theatre Talk: Members of Exit 14 Theatre will present “What is Theatre?” at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The talk will explore the primitive drive to produce “drama” by first looking to the Greeks then circling around to the modern era to grapple with a “definition.” Coffee will be served. See exit14theatre.com.
Rogue Valley Rose Society: The Rogue Valley Rose Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at Our Lady of the River Catholic Church, 3625 N. River Road, Rogue River. Ingrid Wapelhorst will present “Where to Buy Roses: Part 2.” 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. Barbara Reavis, Master Gardener, will present the Tip-of-the-Month, “How to Make Lasting Plant Labels.” Admission is free. Call 541-450-1029 or 541-601-3200.
Monday, Jan. 20
Center for the Visual Arts: New winter exhibits featuring student artists will be displayed through Friday, Jan. 24, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for Megan Ross‘ photography exhibit “Unpeel,” in the Retzlaff Gallery; Katie Vermillion’s multimedia work, “Art Expressing Emotion,” in the Thorndike Gallery; Chella Foster-Flynn’s paintings “Mudlark,” in the Meyer Memorial Gallery, and a group exhibition of work by the Ingram Studio group in the Art Department Chairs and Boise-Cascade Galleries. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Email at email@example.com or call 541-621-6605.
Astrology in Ashland: Local astrologer Marty Dixon will speak about the retrograde nature of Neptune at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at Hidden Springs Wellness Center, 1651 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is $7. See astrologyinashland.org or call 541-482-8988.
Tuesday, Jan. 21
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.
History Presentation: Dan and Carole Nielson will present “Outlaws of the Old West” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. Learn about the bandits, desperados, bank and train robbers, and gunfighters like Jessie James, Doc Holiday, Black Jack and others. See jcls.org or call 541-878-2270.
Wednesday, Jan. 22
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.
Spark Space: Kids can design and build a fun maker project with electronics, cardboard, robotics and more from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St., 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.
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.
Thursday, Jan. 23
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 Lily Myer Kaplan will talk about her book, “Loss to Legacy,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.