Get Up & Go: April 28
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.
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.
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.
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 see atasteofashland.com.
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.
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.
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk, offering an interactive in-depth introduction to “Manahatta,” at noon Saturday, April 28, 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.
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.
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.
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 students 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.
Sunday, April 29
Car Club: The Stray Cats Car Club of Jacksonville meets for coffee, donuts and vintage cars at 9 a.m. Sundays in the parking lot of Ray’s Market, 401 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville.
Art Salon: Local artists will present digital images of their work and discuss the evolution of their art at 2 p.m. the last Sunday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. On Sunday, April 29, artist Carol Ingram will discuss the evolution of her paintings and present a selection her work. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.
Fairy Houses: Make a natural fairy house at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Build a small home on the provided platform using twigs, seashells, pebbles, moss, pine cones and seed pods. Admission is $5 for ages 3 and up. See northwestnatureshop.com or call 541-482-3241.
Discussion Group: A round-table discussion Featuring Eric Sirotkin, International human rights attorney, co-founder of Ashland Culture of Peace Commission and TV commentator, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Ashland Culture of Peace Commission 33 N. First St., Ashland. Learn more about the possibility of war in Asia and discuss what you can do about it. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Whipple: Pianist, percussionist and flute player Michael Whipple will perform ’60s and ’70s groove at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.