Get Up & Go: April 21
Saturday, April 21
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.
Plant Sale: The Rogue Valley Rose Society will hold a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the Dutch Bros. Headquarters parking lot at the corner of Fourth and G St., Grants Pass. Plants, garden tools, books and more will be available. Call 541-955-8629.
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.
Rogue Modern Quilters Guild: The quilting group meets from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month for sewing, demonstrations and show-and-tell projects at Talent Town Hall, 206 E. Main St. A business meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. All levels of experience are welcome. Annual dues are $25. The first visit is free. Call 541-512-1442 or see roguemodernquilters.wordpress.com.
Rogue Valley Earth Day: Carpool, bicycle or ride Rogue Valley Transportation District’s Route 10 bus to Rogue Valley Earth Day. Look for a day of eco-friendly fun for all ages, along with live entertainment and educational exhibits, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. More than 50 local organizations and businesses will present visitors with information about energy, climate, water, food, farms, public lands, wildlife and ways to make a difference in our community. See roguevalleyearthday.net.
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.
Historic Walking Tours: Hear about everything from old saloons to unsuccessful efforts to stop hogs and other livestock from roaming downtown markets and eating the produce when Ben Truwe leads free historic walking tours of downtown Medford from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of every month. The tours start at the Southern Oregon Historical Society’s History Center, 106 N. Central Ave. To reserve a tour, call 541-773-8369.
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, April 21, to get them vaccinated. Vaccinations are $10 each. Nail trims also are 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.
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk offering an interactive in-depth introduction to “Manahatta” at noon Saturday, April 21, 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.
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.
Family Game Day: Play a variety of tabletop and video games from noon to 3:30 p.m. the third Saturday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6994.
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.
Southern Oregon Ukulele Players: The ukulele group will host a sing-along and jam session from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Songbooks available to borrow or for purchase. Guitars, autoharps, mandolins and more are welcome to join.
Contra Dance: Dances are held the third Saturday of every month at the Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Beginners instruction begins at 7 p.m. and dancing is from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. On Saturday, April 21, calling by Susan Petrick with live music by Hands 4. No perfumes or scented oils, and clean bodies and clothes are encouraged. Admission is $10, $6 for students. Call 541-821-0097 or 541-482-7751 or email at email@example.com.
Westcoast Swing: Swing dances will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. the third Saturday of each month through August, 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. High School students get in free with student ID. See soswingdance.com or call 541-324-7981.
Stardust Trio: Singer Kacie Bowers, guitarist Tim Church and bassist Michael Barth will play a mix of jazz and pop standards at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Jaxon Vineyards, 5601 Hughes Road, Medford. Admission is free. See jaxonvineyards.com or call 541-512-1514.
Marshall Stack and Friends: The guitar player and singer and his sidekicks will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Sunday, April 22
Flea Market: Antiques, collectibles, crafts and much more will be available at the Original Medford Giant Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the Medford National Guard Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. Admission is $1.50, free for age 12 and younger. See fleaforall.net or call 541-772-8211.
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.
Writing Lecture: Peter Gibb, author of “King of Doubt,” will present “Discovering Your Story: The Joy of Mindful Writing” at noon Sunday, April 22, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Gibb will discuss how he came to write his memoir and how writing it has changed his life. He will explain what it means to “discover your story,” read briefly from “King of Doubt,” answer questions and more. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Lu’au: The Southern Oregon University Hawai’i club will host its 22nd annual lu’au and ho’ike performance beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22. The lu’au meal will be served from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hawk dining facility, 438 Wightman St, on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. The ho’ike performance will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus. Tickets for the meal are $12.25 and performance tickets are $10, available at the door or at the information booth located inside the Stevenson Union on the SOU campus, 125 siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-552-7672.
Friendship Force: Geologist Karen Grove will discuss the geology of Patagonia in honor of Earth Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Royal Mobile Estates Clubhouse, 1055 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-896-1232 or see ffsoregon.org.
Community Chant: Explore chants from various global traditions at 4 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of every month at the Jacksonville Community Center, 160 E. Main St. No singing experience necessary. Admission by donation. Call 707-382-8641.
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 5 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at First Presbyterian Church of Medford, 85 S. Holly St. Admission is by donation. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Ashland Emergency Food Bank.
Grant Ruiz: Classical and flamenco guitarist Grant Ruiz will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Elias Alexander: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Elias Alexander and his band — guitarist Paul Turnipseed, bassist Garret Baxter, keyboard player Ady Bell, vocalist Sabrina Valenzuela and drummer Matthew Kriemelman — will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. An Ashland native, Alexander is known for Americana and Celtic music. Tickets are $18 in advance, $10 for students, and can be purchased at Music Coop or brownpapertickets.com. Tickets will be $20 at the door. Ages 17 and younger will be admitted free.