Magic & comedy show, Third Friday and more: Feb. 21-27
Friday, Feb. 21
Breakfast: The Rogue Valley New Day Network Breakfast will meet at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Joe Ferguson, deputy director of the Jackson County Juvenile Service Division of Community Justice, will talk about the changes that have occurred over the years in juvenile justice, what services his agency provide youth and who they partner with to provide those services. 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, Feb. 21, 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.
Gold Hill Book Club: The Gold Hill Library Book Club for adults 18 and older meets at 3 p.m. the third Friday of each month at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. On Friday, Feb. 21, the book to be discussed will be “Educated” by Tara Westover. Books are available for pickup one month before the meeting date. See jcls.org or call 541-855-1994.
Science Lecture: The Southern Oregon University Chemistry Club will host Bill Scott, who will present “Intuitionistic Logic,” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the science auditorium at SOU, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. This talk will cover the original ideas, the semantics (finite Kripke models), and the proof system (Gentzen sequent calculus) in Intuitionistic Logic. Admission is free. Call 541-552-6341 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artist Reception: A reception for light painting photographer Andrea Boyle will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the Rogue Grape, 35 S. Central Ave., Medford. Live music will be performed by Sonio Alegre. Call 541-622-8622.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Joe’s Sports Bar & Grill, 2061 Roberts Road, Medford. 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. On Friday, Feb. 21, see painter and mixed-media artist Jay Gordon’s exhibit “Shoe Dreams,” at Rogue Gallery and Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Gordon’s exhibit will be on display through Feb. 28. For more information, find Medford’s Third Friday on Facebook.com.
Saturday, Feb. 22
Living History Tour: Actors representing the early Beekman family will talk about life from the late 1800s into the 1930s Depression era during tours of the Beekman home, Saturday, Feb. 22. Tours will be given at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., and 1 and 2 p.m., at the Beekman House, 470 E. California St., Jacksonville. Historical interpreters will portray Cornelius C. Beekman’s adult children, Ben and Carrie Beekman, their Aunt Kate Hoffman, and former housekeeper Louise Minear. Admission is $8, $5 for seniors and students. Proceeds go toward preservation and maintenance of the historic landmark. Call 541-245-3650 or email email@example.com.
Teen Movie Matinee: Teens can watch “Detective Pikachu” and find out if Pikachu can solve the case with his trusty human sidekick Tim in the first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Movie is rated PG. See jcls.com or call 541-774-6980.
Teddy Bear Indoor Picnic: Children ages 3 to 10 can bring their favorite stuffed toy and dress as their favorite character for a special storytime and indoor picnic with music, games, and crafts at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. See jcls.com or call 541-855-1994.
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.
Teen Movie Matinee: Teens can watch the film “The Sun Is Also a Star” at 1 p.m. Saturday,Feb. 22, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Film is rated PG-13. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8689.
Film Screening: A screening on the PBS Nova documentary film “The Violence Paradox” will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The film explores history and the human mind to uncover what triggers violence, how it may have decreased over time and examines evidence-based approaches to making the world more peaceful. A discussion will follow the film. Admission is free. This is not a library-sponsored event. See SaveAmerica.info.
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, Feb. 22, 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. No partners necessary. Admission is $8 to $15, free for children and those not dancing. Call 541-821-0997.
Sunday, Feb. 23
Library Design Squad: Kids ages 8 and older can join in an afternoon of creativity and collaboration designing and decorating the Children’s Library bulletin board from 1 to 3 p.m. the last Sunday of every month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. Call 541-774-8678 or see jcls.org.
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. On Sunday, Feb. 23, Bruce Barnes will present. Barnes combines his love of the outdoors and architecture with his painting. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.
Friendship Force: Friendship Force of Southern Oregon will host presenter Arnie Abrams at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Royal Mobile Estates Clubhouse, 1055 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. Abrams will talk about his visit to New Zealand in 2019, completing the Tongariro Crossing. He and his wife toured Hobbiton, trekked on Mount Cook and stayed with several local families. Thirty years after their first visit, they returned to Christchurch to see the devastation that the 2011 earthquake leveled on the city. 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.
Monday, Feb. 24
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-621-6605.
Make It Art Monday: Adults can create a range of crafts from noon to 2 p.m. the third Monday of each month, except for January and February which will meet on the fourth Monday, 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 2 to 4 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.
Teen Advisory Group: Motivated teens in grades 7-12 can meet to plan events, decorate bulletin boards, recommend materials for the Young Adult collection, and more at 4:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6980.
Art Presentation: The Southern Oregon Society of Artists will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Kim Ragsdale, a graphite artist, will give a hands-on presentation, “Drawing Realistic Textures in Pencil.” Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. Bring pencils and erasers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Library doors close at 7 p.m., so arrive 10 to 15 minutes early. Call 541-625-3285 or 541-423-5122 or email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author Talk: Glenn Hill, author of “The Violin Maker,” will talk about his book at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Tuesday, Feb. 25
Brain Books Discussion Group: The group meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. On Tuesday, Feb. 25, “A History of the World in 6 Glasses” by Tom Standage will be discussed. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
Quilts and Genealogy: The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society presents Quilts & Genealogy at 1:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. On Tuesday, Feb. 25, Anne Billeter will present “McKinnis Postage Stamp Quilt.” In 1930, making use her leftover fabric, Mary Ann (Renollet) McKinnis created a quilt for her oldest daughter. This quilt, the only known remaining hand-pieced postage stamp quilt, was donated to the Talent Historical Museum. Billeter will talk about the quilt and its history. Admission is free. Call 541-512-2340, email email@example.com or stop by the genealogy library for information.
Author Talk: Author Eric C. Gray will share stories from his recently published book, “Bases to Bleachers — A Collection of Personal Baseball Stories from the Stands and Beyond,” including a story from Rabbi David Zaslow, at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Havurah Synagogue, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is free. Signed copies will be available for purchase. Call 541-488-7716.
Library Ukuleles: Bring your own ukulele or check one out at the library and join friends in the “play along” ukulele group for adults 18 and older from 2:30 to 4 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month, except December, at the Eagle Point Library, 239 W. Main St. 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.
SOCAN: Southern Oregon Climate Action Now will host a general meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Shannon Souza, principal of Sol Coast Consulting and Design and program manager for Oregon Coast Energy Alliance Network Admission, will present the opportunities and challenges of floating offshore wind energy. Admission is free. See socan.eco.
Wednesday, Feb. 26
Dolls of the Attic: The local chapter of the United Federation of Doll Clubs meet sat 10:30 a.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. On Wednesday, Feb. 26, Ruth Brown, noted doll and costume maker, will present on Native American dolls. Call 541-441-7840.
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.
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.
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.
Sages Storytime: Hear and tell stories by and about elders at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at LaBaguette Music Cafe, 340 A Street, Ashland. The suggested topic will be “First Love.” Admission is free. Call 541-613-6985.
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, Feb. 27
Lego Robotics: Children ages 10 to 14 can build Lego models using Lego Mindstorms and program them to move and react at 3:30 p.m. the fourth 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.