Get Up & Go: April 14
Saturday, April 14
Pear Blossom Festival: This year’s parade starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Beatty Street and North Central Avenue and travels to downtown Medford, where it turns right on West Main Street, then disperses at Mistletoe. A street fair in Pear Blossom Park, adjacent to Common Block Brewing Company, is from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Eugene-based Heavy Chevy Band will perform soul, funk, classic rock and electric blues from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the amphitheater at the park. The Pear Blossom 5K, 10-mile and fun run races are set for 7 a.m., 7:50 a.m. and 8:20 a.m., respectively on Saturday. The Pedals ‘N Pears bicycling event starts at 9 a.m. See pearblossomparade.org for information.
German Cars and Coffee: Owners of German and European cars and enthusiasts meet from 8 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month, April through October, in the Brammo parking lot, 300 W. Valley View Road, Talent. Complimentary coffee and donuts are provided. See snikwahmotorwerks.com or call 541-227-1758.
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.
SoHumane Open House: Southern Oregon Humane Society will host an open house to celebrate its 90th anniversary from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Southern Oregon Humane Society, 2910 Table Rock Road, Medford. Tour the campus and explore the new Collier Way walking path. Learn more about foster, dog agility and play group programs. Take photos at the Kissing Booth and meet Chance the SoHumane mascot. To preview all of the adoptable dogs and cats or for more see sohumane.org or call 541-779-3215.
Bilingual Story Time: A combined English and Spanish story time is at noon Saturdays at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. Call 541-864-8880 or see jcls.org.
Woodcarvers Club: Woodcarvers offer instruction for carvers of all ages from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. Admission is $5. Call 541-944-4535 or see centralpointwoodcarvers.com.
Ashland Community Bike Swap: Bikes and related equipment will be for sale or trade from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is $1. Those interested in selling bikes can register and drop them off from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, or from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. See RVTD.org/bikeswap or call 541-552-2264.
SOPEX Stamp Show: The Southern Oregon Philatelic Society’s annual free stamp show, SOPEX, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Jackson County Expo’s Padgham Pavilion, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. The show will feature over 600 exhibit pages, a bourse of 12 selling stamps, covers, postcards and collecting supplies. The stamp club will offer door prizes and free stamps for children. Souvenir show envelopes and special Pear Blossom cancellation will be available for purchase.
Family Art Day: Kids and families can create and explore art from noon to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of every month at Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. All ages are welcome and materials are provided. Admission is free. No preregistration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 541-772-8118 or see roguegallery.org.
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a conversation, “Love, Betrayal, Desire and Destiny,” with dramaturg Julie Felise Dubiner and actors Ella Saldana North, Esperanza America and Eduardo Enrikez at noon Saturday, April 14, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 800-219-8161 or see osfashland.org.
Garden Storytime: Preschoolers are invited to a garden-themed story and activity time from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6995.
Movie Matinee: Family-friendly films are shown from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. Free popcorn is served. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
Saturday Handweavers Guild: Those interested in weaving, spinning and other fiber arts can meet from 1 to 3:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, September through June, at the Jacksonville Library, 170 S. Oregon Street. All skill levels are welcome. Call 541-282-3040.
Open Jam Session: Carl Howard hosts jam sessions from 1 to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of every month at The Landing, 820 Laurel St., Butte Falls. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. No alcohol or smoking is allowed. Call 541-865-3344.
Star Promenaders: The club hosts A-1 and A-2 dancing from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of every month at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Pre-rounds are from 7:30 to 8 p.m. and plus dancing is from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Square-dance attire is appreciated. Bring finger food to share. Suggested donation is $4. Call 541-855-7884.
Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers: The Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers will host its monthly jam session from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Roxy Ann Grange Hall, 1850 Spring St., Medford. Look for traditional fiddle tunes and vocals at this family-friendly event. Acoustic musicians are welcome to sit in. Admission is by donation. Call 541-779-8145 or see ootfa4.org for information.
Stolen Moments: Guitarist Dan Fellman, vocalist and guitarist Conny Lindley and upright bass player Walter Lindley will play American jazz standards, Latin jazz and Gypsy jazz at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Sunday, April 15
Medford Railroad Park: The park, at Table Rock Road and Berrydale Avenue in Medford, will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of every month through October. Visitors can ride diesel trains and a motor car, see unique model railroad layouts and the Hogwarts Express, send and receive telegrams, tour historical railroad equipment and more. A new butterfly garden feature has been added to the park this year and is open to visitors. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. See ci.medford.or.us.
Presentation: Local artist Kaki Shields will present “Altered Books,” showing the art she creates using discarded books at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Following the presentation, Shields will show attendees how to create their own works of art. Admission is free but you must bring your own books to create book sculptures. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.
Jane Austen Society: The group will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Lauren Lind will present “Illicit Pleasure in the Georgian and Regency Periods.” Tea will be served. Call 541-482-3262.
Big Library Read Book Club: Download the free eBook “Flat Broke with Two Goats” by Jennifer McGaha and then join in the discussion group at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.
Ashland YMCA Dance: Dance to music by Al Berman and Friends from 2 to 4 p.m. the third Sunday of every month at Ashland YMCA, 540 YMCA Way, Ashland. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served. Admission is $7, $5 for youths. Children 12 and younger require adult supervision. Call 541-488-7781.
Presentation: Jennifer Mathews will present “The Missing Link: How Connection Transforms the Experience of Loss,” from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, 1811 Ashland St. Ashland. Admission is $18 in advance or $25 at the door. To register see email@example.com or call 802-318-6901.
Roy Zimmerman: Satirical musician Roy Zimmerman will perform “Rezist,” a collection of songs about peace and justice, at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is $20. See royzimmerman.com.
James Edwards and Pat O’Scannell: Lute player James Bishop Edwards and mezzo soprano Pat O’Scannell will present “Reflections Book One Songs: The Subtle World of John Dowland,” a program of songs by the English singer, composer and lute player, at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 426 W. Sixth St., Medford. Admission is $20, Ages 21 and younger will be admitted free.
Tatsiana Asheichyk and Lisa Nichols: The piano and flute duo will perform music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Camille Saint-Saens, George Handel, Bela Bartok, Frederic Chopin and Luigi Boccerini at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Grace Lutheran Church, 660 Frances Lane, Ashland. Admission is by donation. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Ashland Emergency Food Bank. A reception will follow the concert.
Tony Brussat: Singer and guitarist Tony Brussat will perform what he calls “jazz Americana, the good old good ones” at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
Tim Church: The guitarist will play the music of Bach, Broadway, Brazil and beyond at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.