'One Billion Rising,' flying club and more: Feb. 14-20
Friday, Feb. 14
Ashland Artworks Gallery: A special exhibit celebrating Alkebulan (Black) History Month will be on display Friday, Feb. 14, through March 2, at Ashland Artworks Gallery at 291 Oak St. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. See AshlandArtworks.org or call 541-488-4735.
‘Kindness from the Heart’: Puppeteer Anna Minter, aka Annie, will present an interactive children’s puppet show, “Kindness from the Heart,” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. See jcls.com or call 541-582-1714.
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.
Brain Time: Seniors 55 and older can play a variety of word games and puzzles or color from 2 to 4 p.m. the second Friday of each month, at the Central Point Library, 116 S. Third St. See jcls.org or call 541-664-3228.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Tap Rock Northwest Grill, 971 SE Sixth St., Grants Pass. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
Saturday, Feb. 15
Project FeederWatch: Volunteers can help experts count birds that visit feeders at North Mountain Park at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 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, “Motown Valentine’s Day” from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 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 by Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Sister Sledge, The Staples Singers, Jackson 5, The Temptations, Patti LaBelle 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 email@example.com or call 541-659-3096.
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, Feb. 15 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 Movie Matinee: Friends and families can gather to watch “Toy Story 4” from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Popcorn will be served. Film is rated G. See jcls.com or call 541-774-8679.
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.
Valentine’s Day Ball: Children are invited to a Valentine’s Day Princess’ and Prince’s Ball from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Phoenix Clubhouse, 310 N. Main St., Phoenix. Look for singing fairy tale character group Once Upon a Song, dancing, a tea party, crafts, prince and princess lessons and more. Admission is free. See phoenixclubhouse.com or call 541-292-8532.
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.
Teen Random Fandom: Teens are invited to meet to discuss their favorite superheroes and compete in the second annual Marvel vs DC Battle from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.com or call 541-774-8679.
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.
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.
Author Signing: Children’s book author Jessie Burnam will offer a signing of her book, “Red, White, and Bluebelle: A Vote for President Book,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Barnes and Noble, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford. This nonpartisan children’s picture book starring Ronald Trunk and Bluebelle is inspired by the 2016 election with a positive message about voting. See bn.com or call 541-858-0203.
Film Screening: The film “Hidden Figures” will be screened in celebration of Alkebulan (Black) History Month from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The film tells the story of the pioneering black female mathematicians, engineers and scientists who were critical to making NASA’s space program a success. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. The film is rated PG. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Feb. 16
Wireless Radiation Presentation: Speakers will present information about the dangers of wireless radiation from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Discussion will focus on radiation injury and how to protect your home and health. See freedom2sayno2smartmeters.org or email at email@example.com. This event is not sponsored by Jackson County Library Services.
One Billion Rising: Raise awareness to end violence against women and girls from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at First Presbyterian Church of Ashland, 1615 Clark Ave., Ashland. The event kicks off with a flash mob dance rehearsal for the “Break the Chain” dance event that is part of the One Billion Rising and V-Day global movements. Singer-songwriter and activist Karen Lovely will be keynote speaker. Also look for live music, refreshments and art auction. Bring a cotton T-shirt to create a “One Billion Rising” tee. For further information or to submit a poem or story, email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details on One Billion Rising and V-Day, see onebillionrising.org or vday.org.
Rogue Valley Rose Society: The Rogue Valley Rose Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at Our Lady of the River Catholic Church, 3625 N. River Road, Rogue River. Matt Stern, an experienced tool sharpener for more than 15 years, will give a hands-on presentation, “How to Sharpen and Maintain Garden Hand Tools.” Learn how to clean, sharpen and maintain a variety of tools, and what oils and sharpening tools to use. Bring your favorite tool to sharpen yourself. Mike Zerwer, Master Gardener, will present the Tip of the Month: “How to Prune Roses.” Admission is free. Call 541-450-1029 or 541-601-3200.
Short Film Screening: A screening of surreal and psychedelic short films, “Eye Candy,” will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, in the Meese Auditorium of the Art building, on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. A wide variety of modern films will be shown, featuring pop and electronic music and ornate, colorful and experimental images. Short films from Norway, Japan, Russia, the U. S. and other countries. Admission is free. Call 541-301-3854.
Monday, Feb. 17
Center for the Visual Arts: New winter exhibits featuring student artists will be displayed Friday, Feb. 7, through Friday, Feb. 28, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for Livia Eddins‘ paintings “Duality of Discomfort and Beauty,” in the Retzlaff Gallery; Rafael Ordorica-Rea’s photography, “Places and Spaces,” in the Thorndike Gallery; a photography exhibit from the 2019 Portrait Slam, curated by Travis Toll, in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; Maeve Payne’s work “Hurt Me, Heal Me,” in the Art Department Chairs Gallery, and Sarah Shebaro’s exhibit “A Time and A Place,” in the Boise-Cascade Gallery. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. Regular 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: Astrologer E. Alan Meece will speak about the crucial decade of the 2020s at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at Hidden Springs Wellness Center, 1651 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is $7. See astrologyinashland.org or call 541-482-8988.
Dramatic Reading: Jim Falkenstein will offer a dramatic reading of his new trail guide, “AshlandTrails.com — The Book,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Bring a smart phone to participate in bonus interactive features. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Tuesday, Feb. 18
History Lecture: The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society will host Maureen Battistella, assistant affiliate and research anthropologist at the Southern Oregon University, who will present “The United Foundation Trust, or Uftuddies,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. The United Foundation, was a secret society of women PhDs who were active at SOU from 1953 to 1968. Battistella will talk about what the group’s purpose was, why they maintained secrecy and more. Admission is free. Call 541-512-2340, email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the genealogy library for information.
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 Presentation: Dan and Carole Nielson will present “New Orleans” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. Learn about historic locations around New Orleans, including Bourbon Street and the French Quarter, as well as the people connected to the city such as John Lafitte. They will also discuss Oak Alley Plantation, where “Forrest Gump” was filmed. See jcls.org or call 541-878-2270.
Wednesday, Feb. 19
Color Happy: Coloring sessions for adults are held from 10 to 11 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Applegate Library, 18485 N. Applegate Road. Coloring supplies, hot drinks and treats are provided. See jcls.org or call 541-846-7346.
Board Game Day: Play popular board games and Wii with friends from 2 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the White City Library, 3143 Avenue C. See jcls.org or call 541-864-8880.
Spark Space Makers: 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, Feb. 20
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: Local author Sue DeMarinis will present a slideshow and talk about her new historical fiction novel, “The Station Master’s Wife — A Scandalous Life Exposed,” about the changes and scandals that the railroad brought to the Rogue Valley in the 1880s, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. See jcls.com or call 541-826-3313.
Author Talk: Connie N. Hart, author of “The Pebble and the Man,” will talk about her book at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.