Get Up & Go: April 27
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.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will hold a free meet-and-greet social at 5 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Morrton’s Pizza Sports Bar, 980 N. Phoenix Road, #105, Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
Allison Scull and Mike Whipple: Singer-songwriter and guitarist Allison Scull will perform with percussionist Michael Whipple at 6 p.m. Friday, April 27, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Look for a mix of folk, jazz, blues and pop, along with Scull singing some of her original songs in French. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Stardust Trio: Singer Kacie Bowmer, guitarist Tim Church and bassist Michael Barth will play a mix of standards at 6 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Saturday, April 28
Car Show: A car and motorcycle show will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Eagle Point High School, 203 N. Platt Ave.. The show, hosted by Eagle Point High School’s Skills USA Chapter and the industrial mechanics students, will feature over 200 cars, trucks and motorcycles. Also look for raffles, food trucks, an auto swap meet and more. A portion of raffle ticket and concessions sales will help fund two college scholarships. Admission is free, $15 to enter a vehicle. Call 541-830-6397 or find Thomas Ussary Memorial Car & Motorcycle Show on Facebook.com.
Plant Sale: The Southern Oregon Historical Society will hold its annual Hanley Heritage Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, at Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road, between Central Point and Jacksonville. Offerings include lilacs, hellebores, columbine, peonies, iris, daylilies, herbs, rose bushes and green fig trees. Many of the items were cultivated from plants, shrubs and trees on the historic farmhouse property. Wagon rides and food will be available. See sohs.org.
Bling Fling: The Southern Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Center will host a used jewelry sale from 10 a.m. to noon at the Southern Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Center, 228 N. Holly St., Medford. Modern costume jewelery, vintage designs, collectible pieces and more will be available for purchase. All sales benefit the vision and hearing programs of the Southern Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Center. Call 541-779- 3653.
Comic Con: Jackson County Library Services, Rogue Community College and Southern Oregon University present Medford Comic Con from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in downtown Medford. Comic Con, a free, family-friendly destination for fans of the arts, technology and popular culture, features workshops, vendors and panel discussions. For a full list of events and the Comic Con schedule, see jcls.org/mcc.
Superhero Saturday: Youths are invited to a special super hero event celebrating the theatrical release of Marvel Avengers: Infinity War at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the JC Penny store, located at the Rogue Valley Mall, 1600 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. Children are encouraged to attend dressed as their favorite super hero to create an Infinity Gauntlet of Power or Captain America mask. Admission is free.
A Taste of Ashland: The Ashland Gallery Association’s signature fundraising event, A Taste of Ashland, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday April 28-29, at galleries and other venues throughout town. Restaurants, winemakers, galleries and others team up to offer food and drink pairings for participants who stroll about viewing art. Tickets are $65 for both Saturday and Sunday, $55 for Saturday only, or $45 for Sunday only. For more information and tickets, call 541-488-0178 or seeatasteofashland.com.
Waggin’ Tales Used Book Sale: Friends of the Animal Shelter’s pay-what-you-want book sale will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Jackson County Animal Services, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Book purchases, made by cash or check only, support FOTAS programs. Call 917-602-9074.
Poetry Presentation: Burt Eikleberry, retired English teacher, will give a talk and read selected Dickinson poems in his presentation, “The Amazing Emily Dickinson,” at noon Saturday, April 28, at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Several poems will be examined, and selections of a video will be shown. If you have a Dickinson poem that you would like to discuss, please bring it with you. Admission is free. See jcls.org or call 541-864-8850.
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.
Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman: Classical and flamenco guitarist Grant Ruiz and jazz guitarist Dan Fellman will join forces to perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Hollis Peach: Folk duo Dan Sherrill and Jacqui Aubert will celebrate the release of their newest, “Sun Sits Low,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Headwaters, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. Sherrill and Aubert will be joined by upright bassist Eric Jones, drummer Reed Bentley and folk duo The Brothers Reed. “Sun Sits Low” was recorded at Divine Transformation in Ashland and produced by four-time Grammy-winner Dave Clauss. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at https://hollispeach.bpt.me.
Williams World Music Choir: The community choir, directed by Harmony Sue Haynie, will perform songs from around the world to praise, honor and remind audiences to protect Earth’s water at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Williams Grange, 20100 Williams Highway, and 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Fruitdale Grange, 1440 Parkdale Drive, Grants Pass. Admission is $5 to $20. Kids 11 and younger get in free. Call 541-613-4572.
Siskiyou Singers: The choir, directed by Mark Reppert, will present “Who’ll Be a Witness: The Power of the American Spiritual,” a program of works by William Dawson, Jester Hairston, Andre Thomas and Moses Hogan, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. The concerts will feature soprano Millicent Scarlett and the North Medford High School Concert Choir. Tickets are $20, $5 for seniors and Oregon Trail cardholders, and can be purchased at Music Coop or Paddington Station in Ashland, Grocery Outlet in Medford, online at siskiyousingers.org or by calling 541-482-5290. Musicologist Eileen Guenther will present a free lecture one hour before the Sunday concert.
Los Lonely Boys: From San Angelo, Texas, Los Lonely Boys are a sibling trio — with Henry Garza on guitar, JoJo Garza on bass and Ringo Garza Jr. on drums — whose music draws from rock, blues, Tex-Mex and more. The trio will play at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass. Tickets are $45, $55 or $65 and can be purchased at roguetheatre.com, by calling 541-471-1316 or at the door. The show is open to ages 21 and older.