Get Up & Go: April 25
Wednesday, April 25
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.
Lunchtime Movies: Free movies are shown from noon to 2:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Refreshments are provided. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Hospice Care Lecture: Davis Wilkins, MD, and Susan Hearn, Executive Director of Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice will present “A Beacon for Mindful Hospice Care,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Learn more about mindful hospice care and about the new Holmes Park Hospice House which will serve as an educational hub for optimal end-of-life care in all settings and option for residential end-of-life care. Admission is free but registration is required. See inside.sou.edu/olli or call 541-552-6048.
Siskiyou Sleuths Book Group: The book group discusses mysteries and welcomes new readers from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. On Wednesday, April 25, the group will discuss author Sara Gran’s “Claire deWitt and the Bohemian Highway.” Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
Star Lab: ScienceWorks will present its Star Lab Planetarium at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Learn about the solar system and beyond, the names and stories of constellations and more. Admission is free, but registration is suggested as seating is limited. Call 541-535-7090.
Book Club: A book group meets at 6 p.m. the last Wednesday of every month at the White City library, 3143 Ave. C. Read the books, then join in the discussions. Call 541-864-8880 or see jcls.org.
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.
Author Talk: Author John Riha will discuss his new novel “The Bounty Huntress” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Rebel Heart Books, 157 W. California St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-702-2665.
Trivia Night: Howiee’s on Front hosts trivia games from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at 16 N. Front St., Medford. Call 541-773-5767.
Lady and the Tramp: This guitar and vocal duo will perform a mix of popular songs from all genres at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Third Coast Percussion: Chicago-based, Grammy-winning quartet Third Coast Percussion will present “Lyrical Geometry,” arrangements of work by Philip Glass, Thierry De Mey, Robert Thomas, Steve Reich and David Skidmore, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University 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.
Granger Smith: Country singer, songwriter Granger Smith and his band will perform Wednesday, April 25, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Smith’s ninth studio album, “When the Good Guys Win,” was released in 2017 on Wheelhouse Records. The show is open to all ages. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at liveatthearmory.com.
Thursday, April 26
Medford Growers Market: Fresh and organic produce, crafts and food carts are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in Hawthorne Park, corner of East Jackson and Hawthorne streets, Medford. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
Hannon Library Celebrates 65 Years: The Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University will celebrate its 65th anniversary as a federal depository library from 2 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Meese Room of the library, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The event will include faculty, student and guest speakers, an art exhibit of works created during the 2017 Bureau of Land Management Artist-in-Residence program, and an open wine and cheese reception with participating presenters and artists. The event will highlight the Cascade-Siskiyou bioregion. Presentations and a Q&A panel will run from 2 to 5:45 p.m. with reception afterward. The event is free.
An Evening with The Hearth: Six diverse community leaders will share a true story of personal transformation ignited by the kindness of others during “An Evening with The Hearth: The Kindness of Strangers,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St., Ashland. Storytellers include Bill Rauch from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Marjorie Trueblood from Southern Oregon University; Jim Westrick, Ashland School Board; Vanessa Houk, writer and homeless advocate; and others. Admission is $5 donation requested at the door to benefit Ashland Emergency Food Bank. See Findingourwayashland.com.
SO Swing Convention: The Southern Oregon Swing Convention will be Thursday through Sunday, April 26-29. The event begins with a kickoff at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point, with lesson at 7 p.m. and dance at 8, concluding with more dancing at the Rocky Tonk Saloon at 10:30 p.m. The SO Swing Convention starts Friday with registration at 10 a.m. and runs all weekend with workshops, competitions and social dancing at the Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites, 2525 Ashland St., Ashland. For more information, see www.soswingdance.com.
Game Knights: No matter what kind of “knight” you are, there is a board game 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.
Shae Celine and Don Harris: Singer Shae Celine and keyboard player Don Harris will perform torch songs at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or dancinvineyards.com.
Illusionist Bill Bateman: Look for a mix of close-up magic and illusions with a splash of mentalism and humor when Bill Bateman performs at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Friday April 27
Gem and Mineral Show: Rogue Gem and Geology club will hold its 33rd annual Gem and Mineral Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass. Admission is $2, $1 for seniors and students. Kids 11 and younger get in free. Vendors display and sell items including rocks, gems, minerals, handcrafted jewelry, rough rock, rock slabs and more. Also look for raffles, door prizes, silent auction and kids games and activities. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Call 310-675-6771.
Empty Bowls Supper: Ashland Peace House will hold its seventh annual Empty Bowls Supper fundraiser from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, in Wesley Hall at the First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Choose a handmade bowl created by a local potter and enjoy soup prepared by area restaurants. Local bakeries will donate bread and dessert. Admission is $25. A second seating will be available from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15, with the option of purchasing a bowl for $10. Student admission is $10. Kids 1 and younger get in free. Tickets can be purchased at peacehouse.net, Paddington Station, Northwest Nature Shop or at the door. Proceeds will benefit ACCESS, Ashland Emergency Food Bank, Food Angels and Uncle Foods Diner.