Get Up & Go: March 15
Thursday, March 15
Schneider Museum of Art: New art exhibits — Anna Gray and Ryan Paulsen’s “Between the Beginning and the Middle”; Betty LaDuke’s “Social Justice”; Maria Los Angeles’ “Transcending Myths”; and Storm Tharp’s “Fierce Last Stand”— will be displayed through March 17 at the Schneider Museum of Art, 555 Indiana St., at Southern Oregon University, in Ashland. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. See firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-5526245 for information.
Miriam Reed: Writer and actor Miriam Reed will perform her one-woman play “Susan B. Anthony Says a Word” at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Reed portrays Anthony as she recalls her life as a young woman and the events that brought her to meet Elizabeth Cady Stanton and begin her work fighting for women’s rights. Admission is free. See jcls.org or call 541-864- 8850.
Author Talk: Author Diana Coogle will present, “At the Far End of Life: My Parents’ Aging and Then My Own Essays and Poems,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Dart Tournament: Dart matches for seasoned and novice players start at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. Entry is $5 and the pub will match the pot up to $50. Call 541-482-6414.
Trivia Night: Smithfields Pub & Pies hosts free trivia from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Call 541-482-7437.
Game Knights: No matter what kind of “Knight” you are, there is a board game for you to play at 8 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. All ages welcome until 11 p.m. Call 541-482-6414.
Jeff Stanley and Jeffri Lynn Carrington: The guitar and vocal duo will perform at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Wind Ensemble: The Southern Oregon University Wind Ensemble will present “From Posies to Trees,” a program of music by John MacKey, Joel Puckett, Michael Markowski and Percy Grainger, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the SOU campus in Ashland. Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors, and can be purchased at oca.sou.edu/box-office or by calling 541-552-6348. Students will be admitted free.
Windborne Singers: The a cappella quartet will perform folk songs from around the world at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at windborneashland-evenbrite.com.
Friday, March 16
Breakfast: The Rogue Valley New Day Network Breakfast will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Fellowship, 87 Fourth St. Ashland. The breakfast speaker will be Chris Chambers, Division Chief- Forestry at Ashland Fire and Rescue. He will speak about the coming fire season, what the city is doing to prepare and how everyone can do their part to reduce fire hazazrds. The RV New Day Network promotes peace, justice and sustainability in the Rogue Valley. This is a no-waste event, so participants are asked to bring their own utensils, plate, napkin, cup and food to share.
Medford Garden Club: Ginnie Deason will present information about choosing and growing peonies, at 1 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford. Call 541-772-0544. See Medford Oregon Garden Club on Facebook or call 541-773-6884. Meets every third Friday each month
Friday Afternoon Book Sale: The Central Point Friends of the Library will hold book sales 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. Prices are by donation and help fund programs, activities and library collections. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
Art Reception: Rogue Gallery and Art Center will hold a reception for the second exhibit in the gallery series “American Views: Emerging Landscapes,” featuring works by Les Cornish, Mike Dwaileebe, Amanda Houston and Ellen Jerome, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Rogue Gallery and Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 5 to 8 p.m. the third Friday of every month. Call 541-772-8118 or see www.roguegallery.org.
Movie and Discussion: A film and discussion, “Steven Pinker on Enlightenment NOW,” will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Explore ideas related to reason, science and progress. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. See bridging.online.
Southern Oregon Swing: Swing dances are held from 8 to 11 p.m. every third Friday at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Beginners’ instruction is at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10, $5 for ages 66 and older, and free for ages 18 and younger and full-time students. Call 541-324-7981.
Max Gomez: Folk artist Max Gomez delivers his songs with an “easy twang that arrives at the halfway point between the tender folk balladry of Kris Kristofferson and the pop melodicism of Coldplay’s Chris Martin,” according to Rolling Stone magazine. Gomez, along with singer and songwriter Caitlin Jemma, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Headwaters, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at ashlandfolkcollective.com.
John McEuen and his String Wizards: Folk singer, songwriter and musician John McEuen of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band fame, along with three other original members of the Southern California country rock band, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, 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.
Saturday, March 17
Little Dresses for Africa: A work day for the Little Dresses for Africa project, where volunteers join together to make little dresses out of pillow cases, will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Ruch Library, 7919 Highway 238. The mission of Little Dresses for Africa is to provide relief to vulnerable children throughout the continent of Africa and beyond. All skill levels and abilities welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring any of the following, if possible: scissors, thread, very gently used colorful pillowcases, seam binding, trim, and/or a sewing machine. See jcls.org or call 541-899-7438.
Wildlife Presentation: John Jackson of Bugs-R-Us Educational Services will give a presentation “Siskiyou Mountian Wildlife,” at noon Saturday, March 17, at the Rogue River libarary, 412 E. Main St. Learn about the wildlife, geology, and rare plants of the Siskiyou Mountains. Jackson will discuss 12 different animals and share furs, pelts and feathers from a wolverine, lynx, spotted skunk, bald eagle, fisher and marten. He will also discuss the formation of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Each visitor will receive a detailed animal-themed coloring page after the program. See jcls.org or call 541-864-8850.
Teen Game Day: Teens can play a wide variety of board games and Wii video games from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-8685 or see jcls.org.
Westcoast Swing: A swing dance will be held from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Jazzercise Studio, 205 Fern Valley Road, Ste O and P, The Shoppes at Exit 24, Phoenix. Beginners’ instruction is at 7p.m. Admission is $15 for instruction and dance or $10 for dance only. Ashland High School students get in free with student ID. See soswingdance.com or call 541-324-7981.