GET UP & GO
Wednesday, April 4
Bird Walk: The Rogue Valley Audubon Society has a new location for its free first-Wednesday bird walks. The walks begin at 8:30 a.m. at Denman Wildlife Area and end before noon. The slow-paced walk covers about 1.5 miles. In this ongoing citizen-science project, the numbers of different species observed by walk participants are entered in the Cornell Ornithological Laboratory’s eBird database. Participants will need to purchase an ODFW area parking permit. For more information and directions, see http://roguevalleyaudubon.org/.
Jacksonville Museum Quilters: The group meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 425 Middle St., Jacksonville. Call 541-941-2463.
Hands-All-Around Quilters: Visitors can work on individual projects or sew quilts for charity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-732-0141.
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum: The museum features a variety of interactive science exhibits at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. See upcoming events, shows and activities at scienceworksmuseum.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $12, $10 for ages 2-12 and 65 and older. Admission is $2 the first Sunday of every month. See scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.
History Lecture: Historian Larry Smith presents “Goldmines to Woodlands Trails: Protecting Historic Jacksonville’s Natural Heritage” at noon Wednesday, April 4, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Learn how the Jacksonville Woodlands Association stitched together 21 historic properties and established 16 miles of trails within its National Historic Landmark City and more. The lecture is part of the library’s Windows in Time series. Admission is free. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Safety Presentation: Ron Kohl, retired detective and Crime Prevention Specialist with Ashland Police Department will give a free presentation “Residential Security, “ from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave., Ashland. Learn how to protect your home and property. Admission is free. To register call 541-488-5342 or stop by the Ashland Senior Center.
Origami: Children of all ages and experience levels can practice the art of Japanese paper folding, or 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.
Yarnia: A knitting and crochet group for all ages meets at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Materials and instruction are provided or you may bring your own supplies. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.
Ballet Barre: Dance with the Medford Civic Ballet at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dance Arts Center, 9 Hawthorne St., Medford. Instruction is available. Admission is $8. Call 541-772-1362.
Antiques Club: Southern Oregon Antiques and Collectibles Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at Horton Plaza, 1122 Spring St., Medford. Mike Stitt will discuss a collection of audio recordings including 78s, cylinders and more. Admission is free. Call 541-613-4964 or email at email@example.com.
Presentation: Southern Oregon Pachamama will give a presentation on “Project Drawdown, “ a comprehensive plan to reverse global warming from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Talent Community center, 104 E. Main St. This presentation in the first one in a four-part series. Admission is free. To register email at dd_southernoregonpachamama.org.
Thursday, April 5
Medford Growers Market: Fresh and organic produce, crafts and food trucks are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through November in Hawthorne Park, corner of East Jackson and Hawthorne streets, in Medford. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
Online Lithia Park Tour: Take an online tour through Lithia Park in Ashland using Ashland Parks and Recreation’s story map that highlights historic sites and features throughout the park. Go to gis.ashland.or.us/lithiahistoric.
Fundraiser Sale: A rummage sale to benefit local, national and world missions will be held, Thursday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday, April 6, from 9 a.m. yo 1 p.m. and Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m. to noon at the United Medthodist Church, 607 W. Main St., Medford. Call 541-773-3691.
Spanish/English Conversation Group: English-speakers learning Spanish and Spanish-speakers learning English can attend a free conversation hour from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-744-6996.
Stamp Club: Southern Oregon Philatelic Society’s will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the Fellowship Hall of the First Methodist Church, 607 W. Main St., Medford. Plans will be finalized at the meeting for the stamp club’s free annual SOPEX show, occurring Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15. Refreshments will be served. Call 541-770-1689.
Poetry Reading: Poet Jerry Martien will read and sign copies of his newest collection of poems, “Earth Tickets,” and poet Pepper Trail will read from his new collection, “An Empty Bowl,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Panel Presentation: Louise Dix, of the Fair Housing Council of Oregon, will moderate a panel presentation “Living with the Ghosts of our Past,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in Room 132 at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St., Medford. The panel, consisting of author and historian Jeff LaLande, Southern Oregon Historical Society; Chelsea Rose, Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology; and Alma Rosa Alvarez, co-founder of the Racial Equity Coalition, will explore ideas related to past housing discrimination and segregation in southern Oregon as well as current challenges. Admission is free.
Hollis Peach: Singer and songwriter duo Dan Sherrill and Jacqui Aubert will perform original folk at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Friday, April 6
Pear Blossom Baby Contest: The 33rd annual Pear Blossom Baby contest will be held on Saturday, April 7. The contest is open to babies ages 5 to 15 months, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the contest starting at 9:30 a.m. in front of Macy’s Home Store on the lower level of Rogue Valley Mall, 1600 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. The entry fee is $10 per category the child is entered in and entry forms are available at Kid to Kid, Little Feet, Clas E Professor, the website si-medford.org or the Soroptimist International of Medford Facebook page. All entrants are eligible for the overall category of Baby Bud for boys and Baby Blossom for girls. Other categories are Quickest Smile, Bluest Eyes, Darkest Eyes, Prettiest Hair and Chubbiest. Winners ride in the annual Pear Blossom Parade in downtown Medford Saturday, April 14. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations that help women and girls.
Pear Blossom Run: Register for the 42nd Annual YMCA Pear Blossom Run happening April 14 in downtown Medford. There will be a 10-mile race, a 10-mile handcycle or wheelchair race, a 5K race and 1- and 2-mile fun runs. Registration is $30, $23 or $8 for the 10-mile, 5K and fun runs, respectively. Registration will be $40 for the 10-mile and $33 for the 5K after April 8. Proceeds benefit YMCA’s programs for low-income kids, teens, families and seniors. See pearblossomrun.com or call 541-324-8348.
Slopes & Trails: Rogue Valley residents can attend Slopes & Trails’ free meet-and-greet social at 5 p.m. Friday, April 6, at 2Hawk Vineyard and Winery, 2335 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. This nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
Robbie DaCosta Band: Singer, guitarist and bandleader Robbie DaCosta will perform a mix of hits from decades past to present at 6 p.m. Friday, April 6, 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, April 6, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Peter Asher and Albert Lee: As individuals in the world of music, Peter Asher and Albert Lee have done it all. They have played on — or produced — some of the biggest-selling albums ever released and performed in stadiums and concert halls all over the world. Now the multi-Grammy Award-winning duo is on the road together, performing hits by Peter and Gordon and others at 8 p.m. Friday, April 6, at the Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass. Tickets are $25, $35 or $45 and can be purchased at roguetheatre.com, by calling 541-471-1316 or at the box office. The show is open to ages 21 and older.