Get Up & Go: Friday, Oct. 27
Friday, Oct. 27
Reptiles and Amphibians Presentation: John Jackson of Bugs-R-Us will be discussing the differences between reptiles and amphibians at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. The program will include presentation of a live box turtle, bearded dragon and various frogs. All attendees will receive a handout for identification of local species. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Slopes & Trails: Rogue Valley residents 21 and older can meet at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Howiee’s on Front, 16 N. Front St., Medford. Slopes & Trails is a nonprofit organization that provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
Monster Ball Pasta Party: Non-runners and runners in Saturday's Monster Dash are invited to a pasta party to benefit Ashland public schools from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Events include dinner, silent auction, DJ music, kids' activities and costume party. See ashlandmonsterdash.com or call 541-482-8197.
Just Scream Haunted House: Just Scream Halloween presents a haunted house from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27-28, at 711 E. Main St., Medford. The house features a dark world of zombies, ghouls and goblins. Children younger than 7 will not be admitted. Kids 7-12 must be accompanied by an adult. Child care is available. Admission is $5. An additional $2 for admission into the "Scream Chamber." Proceeds benefit dogs and cats of the Southern Oregon Humane Society. See justscreamhauntedhouse.org.
Not Too Shabby: Singer Lisa Yriarte, guitarist Pete Brown and drummer Mike Fitch will play a mix of pop, blues, R&B and contemporary hits at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
The Rogue Suspects: The rock, funk and soul band featuring singer Shae Celine will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is $10. See www.roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Gold Hill Halloween Haunted House & Graveyard: A two-story, family-friendly haunted house that is more than 100 years old is the setting for ghoulish good fun and treats for all ages from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27-28, and Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 504 First Ave., Gold Hill. Tickets are $5 for age 13 and over, $3 for age 6-12, $1 for age 3-5 and free for age 2 and under. The annual fundraiser benefits the Gold Hill Museum. Call 541-855-1182 or 541-855-1461 or email at email@example.com.
Saturday, Oct. 28
No Pet Left Behind Benefit: Haircuts for men, women and children will be available for $17, $13 for seniors, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at The Gentlemen's Den, 820 Crater Lake Ave., Medford. There will be a raffle for free haircuts. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit No Pet Left Behind. Call 541-776-3020.
Monster Dash: The ninth annual Monster Dash Run for Education is Saturday, Oct. 28, beginning in Lithia Park in Ashland. The 10K run begins at 8:30 a.m., a one-mile fun run/walk is at 10 a.m., followed by 5K run/walk at 10:45. Winners receive cash prizes. Age group winners receive gift card prizes. Proceeds benefit Ashland public schools. All races are chip timed, and costumes are encouraged. See ashlandmonsterdash.com or call 541-482-8197 to register.
Waggin' Tales Used Book Sale: Friends of the Animal Shelter's pay-what-you-want book sale will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Jackson County Animal Services, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Book purchases support FOTAS programs. Call 917-602-9074.
Trunk or Treat and Pumpkins, Wines & Good Times: Kids can trick-or-treat at the trunks of decorated vehicles from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in the parking lot at Hillcrest Orchard and RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Pumpkin carving and live music by Midnight Party Band will be in the winery's tasting room. Costumes are encouraged, and admission is free.
Puss 'n Boots Ball: The 26th annual Puss 'n Boots Costume Ball and Auction is from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Tickets are $45 and include dinner and dessert by The Arbor House of Talent and dancing to live music by The Rogue Suspects. Additional activities include Halloween costume contests and silent auctions. The event benefits Friends of the Animal Shelter. Tickets can be purchased at Paddington Station, 125 E. Main St., Ashland, or at fotas.org/pnb.
Rogue Valley Harmonizers: The a cappella ensemble — the Southern Oregon chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society — will present "Songs of Broadway," along with award-winning quartet Vocal Spectrum, at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Look for famous songs from "South Pacific," "Porgy and Bess," "Hair" and "Ziegfeld Follies," sung in close four-part harmonies by Vocal Spectrum and the Harmonizers, along with a women's quartet and antics by Tone Deaf comedy quartet. Tickets are $20 or $25, $15 for students, and can be purchased at rvhsings.com or craterian.org, at the Craterian box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.
Sunday, Oct. 29
Special Needs Trick or Treating: More Than Words Speech Therapy will host a sensory friendly Trick or Treat experience at its clinic for children with special needs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the clinic, 110 W. 11th St., Medford. All abilities are welcomed. Alternative communication devices will be available to help children who are non-verbal or have difficulty communicating. Siblings and costumes are welcome. Non-food items will be given out at this no-candy event. See morethanwordsst.com or find it on Facebook.
Rogue Rage Duo: Harmonica player Harpo DeRoma and guitar and Dobro player Dan Tiller will perform Delta and country-style blues from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.Craig Wright Band: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Craig Wright, singers Savannah True Randall and Laynie McCartney and bassist Jeff Addicott will perform at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.