Pet adoption, Cookbook Club and more: March 13-19
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All Jackson County Library System-sponsored events have been postponed until further notice.
Friday, March 13
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.
Art Presence Art Center: Four members of the Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild — John Harden, Devin Klarer, Jens Sehm, and Russell Beebe — will exhibit their work through Sunday, March 29, at the art center, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. The main gallery will feature “Off the Beaten Path” themed artwork. The Galleria will display handmade gifts, jewelry, small paintings, woodworkings of boxes and bowls, and unusual colored-glass items available for purchase. The venue is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Call 541-941-7057.
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 2 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. See jcls.com or call 541-664-3228.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Double Taps, 945 NE D Street, Grants Pass. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
Saturday, March 14
Project FeederWatch: Volunteers can help experts count birds that visit feeders at North Mountain Park at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Results will be submitted to Cornell University’s FeederWatch program. Admission is free. Call 541-488-6606.
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.
Pet Adoption: A special SoHumane pet adoption day will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, at the Southern Oregon Humane Society shelter, 2910 Table Rock Road, Medford. Dogs recently rescued from California on the Saving Train will arrive before the adoption event, and cats and kittens will also be available. These are healthy, adoptable pets who have been overlooked or have run out of time or space at overcrowded shelters. Every pet will be up-to-date on routine vaccinations, flea and tick preventative, dewormed, microchipped and spayed or neutered before going home. Adoptable dogs and cats can be viewed at sohumane.org. Call 541-779-3215 for information.
Presentation: Mary Cowden Snyder, artistic director of the Medford Civic Ballet and the Dance Arts Academy, will present “All About Feet” at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Dance Arts Center, 9 Hawthorne St., Medford. Snyder will discuss the prevention of foot problems and the care and fit of both dance and street shoes. Visual aides, models and molds will be used to illustrate the importance of understanding feet. Admission is free. Call 772-1362.
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, March 15
***Editor’s note: This event has been moved to online only.*** Women’s History: Celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage with a day of women’s history from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 15. Learn about the Rogue Valley Women’s Movement of the ’70s and ’80s, which worked toward the Equal Rights Amendment in the Rogue Valley, and why pronouns matter. Meet women who changed our community through personal activism, those who continue to transform it today, and the young women shaping our future. Jeannine Grizzard will perform her one-woman play, “Pankhurst,” a historical drama set in 1913 that probes the deeper issues behind women’s militancy against a world of governance by and for men. The event will be live-streamed on www.facebook.com and video taped. For more information visit StoriesofSouthernOregon.com.
Rogue Valley Rose Society: The Rogue Valley Rose Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at Our Lady of the River Catholic Church, 3625 N. River Road, Rogue River. Master Gardener Rosenelle Florencechild will present “Propagating Roses From Stem Cuttings.” She will give a hands-on presentation on how best to start cuttings; cuttings will be available, or you may bring your own. Florencechild also will present the “Tip of the Month: What’s New in the RVRS Library.” Admission is free. Call 541-450-1029 or 541-601-3200.
Monday, March 16
Center for the Visual Arts: New winter exhibits featuring student artists will be displayed Friday, March 6, through Thursday, March 26, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for Clee Ferris and Patrick Vogel’s group exhibit, “Identifying Leg Traps,” in the Retzlaff Gallery; Madeleine Farmer’s work, “The Shape of Memory,” in the Thorndike Gallery; Isabella Saavedra’s work, “Egocide,” in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; Madeline Palllant’s embroidery exhibit, “Stitched Nostalgia,” in the Art Department Chairs Gallery, and a Women’s Resource Center group exhibit ,“Herstory: Feminist Futures,” in the Boise-Cascade and Jeld-Wen Galleries. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 6. 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.
Author Talk: Playwright Karen Austen will present “Three Plays for Ireland” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 16, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Tuesday, March 17
Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market: Seasonal fruits and vegetables, crafts, specialty foods, drinks and more are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
Rogue Gallery & Art Center: The Rogue Gallery will host a special St. Patrick’s Day evening featuring live music, Celtic art, beer and Irish food from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Look for a singing competition of the song “Danny Boy” and special Celtic themed art by Rogue Gallery members. Tickets are $35 and are available by calling 541-772-8118, visiting the Rogue Gallery, or online at roguegallery.org.
Thursday, March 19
Medford Growers Market: Fresh and organic seasonal produce, crafts and food carts are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in Hawthorne Park, corner of East Jackson and Hawthorne streets, Medford. See rvgrowersmarket.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.
Native Plant Society: The Siskiyou Chapter of the Native Plant Society Conservation Chair, Suzie Savoie, will present “Public Land Grazing in the Siskiyou Mountains” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in Room 161 of the Science Building on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Through maps and photos, Savoie will provide information about the different grazing allotments on Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management land, and highlight the ecological concerns and associated impacts to native plant communities within the various allotments. Many grazing allotments in the Siskiyou Mountains encompass officially designated Botanical Areas with rare and endemic plants or unique and intact native plant communities. She also will discuss the environmental analysis and management changes needed to protect native plant communities and prevent ecological and recreational impacts from public land grazing allotments in the Siskiyou Mountains. For more information, find Siskiyou Chapter of the Native Plant Society on Facebook.