Get Up & Go: Feb. 20
Tuesday, Feb. 20
Coloring and Cookies: All are invited to express their creativity through coloring from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Coloring supplies and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-826-3313 or visit jcls.org.
Lecture: Jackson County Genealogy Library cemetery committee volunteers Roger Roberts and Chuck Eccleston will give a presentation "Forgotten Cemeteries and Unmarked Graves," from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Learn about newly discovered cemeteries and burial sites throughout Jackson county and the efforts being undertaken to add these discoveries to the library's database. To register call 541-512-2340, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the genealogy library.
Medicare Workshop: Linda Clarkson and Melissa Mlasko of Futurity First Insurance Group will host a free workshop "How to Maximize Social Security" at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The workshop will explain how to make financial choices about retirement benefits. To register call 541-973-2100.
Cribbage Club: The American Cribbage Club will host players at 6 p.m. Tuesdays in the events center at Table Rock Mobile Home Park, 2385 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is $7. Call 541-973-2508.
Sweet Adelines: The Southern Oregon Sound Chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an a cappella choir for women, offers instruction on vocal technique, musical accuracy and showmanship. Rehearsals are from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. The group, under the direction of Martha Segura, performs locally and in an annual regional competition. Call 541-595-8247 or see southernoregonsoundchorus.com.
Wednesday, Feb. 21
Lecture: Tom Landis, retired U.S. forester and nursery specialist, will present "Monarchs and Milkweed: Using Native Plants to Create Monarch Stations" at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. Learn which milkweed and nectar plants are most effective in attracting monarch butterflies and other pollinators to your garden. Admission is free. See jcls.org or call 541-855-1994.
Yarnia: A knitting and crochet group for all ages will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Materials and instruction will be provided or you may bring your own supplies. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.
Origami: Children of all ages and experience levels are welcome to learn and practice the art of Japanese paper folding, origami, at 2 p.m every Wednesday at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Materials and instruction will be provided. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.
Poetry Jam: Share original poems, works by favorite poets, or simply enjoy listening to others recite at this free reading at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. The event will be followed by an optional gathering at a local restaurant afterwards. See jcls.org or call 541-855-1994.
Eclipse Film Presntation:The Heartisan Film Documentary “Hibal Up” featuring the North Medford High School Total Solar Eclipse High Altitude Balloon Team, sponsored by Montana State University and NASA will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednsday, Feb. 21, in the Lynn Sjolund autiorium on the North Medfrod HIgh School campus, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. Following the film there will be a question and answer time with the filmmakers and eclipse team. Additionally, NASA Ames Areospace Engineer, Roberto Cailino, will give a talk, "Kepler and TESS—Unlocking the Secrets of Nearby Exoplanets." Admission is free.
Southern Oregon Skywatchers: The astronomy club meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the planetarium at North Medford High School, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. SOS is affiliated with International Dark Sky Society and the Astronomical League. Admission is free. See orskywatchers.org.
Rod Petrone: The classical guitarist will play a mix of music from Brazil, Latin America and France, along with his own arrangements of Italian compositions, from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.
Thursday, Feb. 22
The Southern Oregon University French Club will serve its 21st annual French Dinner, a five-course meal for students, employees and community members on Thursday, Feb. 22 in the Stevenson Union’s Rogue River Room, on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland. The dinner will begin with soup, followed by a palate cleanser, quiche, salad and cheese, French bread, dessert and coffee or tea. Vegetarian options are available for the soup and quiche courses. Wine donated by Oregon wineries can be purchased at $3 per glass for those who are 21 and older. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and orders will be taken at 7 p.m. Tickets are $9 for students and $12 for community members. Tickets can be purchased at the Stevenson Union information booth on the SOU campus or at Paddington Station in Ashland.
Author Talk: Author Jay Golden will discuss his book, "Retellable," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Mike Whipple: Keyboard player, percussionist and composer Mike Whipple will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.
Gangspil: Accordion and harmonica player Sonnich Lydom and fiddler Kristian Bugge will play Danish folk music at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Headwaters Room at the Geos Institute, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. The duo, originally a trio with Morten Alfred Høirup, has performed in the Netherlands and the U.S. since 2015. Admission is $20. Call 541-301-5306 for information.
'I Love a Piano': This celebration of the music of Irving Berlin follows the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives. Along the way, the story comes to life with more than 60 of composer and lyricist Irving Berlin's popular songs, including "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Cheek to Cheek," "Always," "God Bless America" and, of course, "I Love a Piano." The musical revue will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets are $32, $35 or $38, $22, $25 or $28 for ages 22 and younger, and can be purchased at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.