Get Up & Go: March 16
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 hazards. 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.
Dinner: Enjoy a traditional Irish meal prepared by Maren Faye Catering from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the Ashland First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. The meal will consist of Irish lamb stew, carrot cake an a choice of beverage. Vegan options will be available. Sing along to lively Irish folk music performed provided by Molly Kissick and bid at the silent auction. Admission is $20 and $10 for youths 12 and younger at the door. Proceeds benefit Peace House’s Uncle Food’s Diner, a community feeding program for the needy.
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.
The Fret Drifters: Guitar duo Andy Carr and Nick Garrett-Powell will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Roxy Ann Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is $7. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
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, March 16, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
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
Breakfast: Biscuits and gravy, omelets, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, potatoes, pancakes, fruit, juice and coffee are served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at the Medford Masonic Center, 975 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. The breakfast costs $7 or $5 for students with valid identification.
Rogue Valley A’s: Model A enthusiasts meet at 9:30 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at the Royal Mobile Estates Clubhouse, 1055 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. You don’t have to own a Model A to attend. See roguevalleyas.org.
Lithia Artisans Market: Dozens of artisans display handcrafted items from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through October along Calle Guanajuato, the pedestrian walkway behind the downtown plaza that runs next to Ashland Creek in Ashland. Call 541-301-9811 or see lithiaartisansmarket.com.
Low-cost Pet Vaccines: Bring your cat or dog to the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17 to get them vaccinated. Vaccinations are $10 each. Nail trims are also available for $5. This is a cash-only clinic and all pets must be at least 8 weeks old and in good health. Call 541-774-6654.
Oregon Cheese Festival: The 14th annual Oregon Cheese Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18, at Rogue Creamery, 311 N. Front St., Central Point. Tickets include tastings and demonstrations and are available for $15 at oregoncheesefestival.com. An additional $10 wine, cider, beer and spirits tasting fee includes a glass with the Oregon Cheese Guild logo. Participants can meet cheese makers and other artisans, and kids can visit calves, play games, color, paint and more. See oregoncheesguild.org or roguecreamery.com.
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.
Miriam Reed: Writer and actor Miriam Reed will perform her one-woman play “Susan B. Anthony Says a Word” at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Jacksonville library, 340 W. C 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.
St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with live music, a raffle drawing, traditional Irish food and drink from 9 a.m. to closing Saturday, March 17, at O’Ryans Irish Pub, 137 E. Main St., Ashland. Live music will be performed from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. including the bands AlphaLux, Brother and The Bouray. Admission is $10 and includes an Irish treat and a raffle entry. Proceeds from the event go to support SoHumane.
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Kloetzel will perform an acoustic mix of originals and covers at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Band du Pays Swing: The band — singer Kacie Bower, sax and clarinet player Stephen Gagné, percussionist Jenny Gray, guitarist Tony Brussat and upright bassist Merrill Smith — will perform a mix of swing music for dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Evergreen Ballroom’s Jacob Jagger will offer East Coast swing dance lessons at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. For reservations, call 541-535-7957.