Things to do: June 7-13
Friday, June 7
Historic Tour: Step behind the counter of the oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays through Mondays, through Sept. 2, at the Beekman Bank Museum, 110 W. California St, Jacksonville. See the gold scales, look in the teller drawers and walk into the vault while costumed docents share stories about the bank’s founder, pioneer life and 19th-century banking practices. A $3 donation is suggested, and proceeds go toward preservation and maintenance of the bank. Call 541-245-3650 or see historicjacksonville.org.
Art Exhibit: A faculty exhibit of plein air paintings, part of the Southern Oregon Plein Air 2019 event held throughout the month of June, will be displayed through June 21 at Art Presence Art Center, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Call 541-941-7057.
First Friday Craft: Make seasonal craft projects the first Friday of every month from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Applegate library, 18485 N. Applegate Road. Refreshments will be provided. See jcls.org or call 541-846-7346.
Book Signing: Author Peggy Dover will discuss and offer signings of her book “Trips and Tangents: 101 Favorite Southern Oregon Journal Columns,” from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday June 7, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Call 541-245-1133 or dancinvineyards.com.
First Friday Art Walk: Galleries, restaurants and studios in downtown Ashland and its Railroad District unveil new exhibits, host art demonstrations and live music from 5 to 8 p.m. the first Friday of every month. Some artists will be on hand to discuss their work. Art walk maps are available at any of the venues. See the new Spring Exhibition featuring the work of Inger Nova Jorgensen, Corey Kahn, Nicole Wasgatt, Gabriel Mark Lipper and Jay Gordon at Enclãve Studios, 1661 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. For a full listing of events and participating galleries, see ashlandgalleries.com.
Silent Disco: Ashland Parks and Recreation will host Silent Disco in the Park from 5 to 11 p.m. the first Friday of each month through Oct. 4, near the lower duck pond in Lithia Park in Ashland. DJs will spin a mix of music. Two channels will be available. Rent a pair of wireless headphones for a $5, then walk freely about the park and Ashland Plaza. Young children can make their own music on the interactive “Wiggle Wagon” which broadcasts on the Kid’s Channel. Call 541-488-5340 or see ashlandparksandrec.org. In case of inclement weather see Facebook.com/silentmovementinternational for cancellation updates.
Feast of Will: Ashland Lions Club will celebrate the opening of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s outdoor season, a tradition since 1956, with food, flowers and music from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Lithia Park in downtown Ashland. On the menu is barbecued chicken or vegetarian lasagna, with sides, dessert and beverage. Live music will be performed by the Siskiyou Singers and Southern Jefferson Pipe Band. Tickets are $16 and can be purchased online at osfashland.org, at the OSF box office, 15 S Pioneer St., or at Paddington Station, 125 E. Main St. in Ashland. Call 800-219-8161.
Haunted History Tour: Costumed docents lead hour-long tours at 7 and 7:30 p.m. the first Friday of each month through Sept. 6, in downtown Jacksonville. The 7 and 7:30 p.m. courthouse tour features brothels, epidemics and hangings. The 7:15 and 7:45 p.m. Britt Hill tour shares tales of arson, saloons and Oregon’s first Chinatown. Tours are $5. Proceeds go to the maintenance of Jacksonville’s historic buildings. Call 541-245-3650 for reservations. See historicjacksonville.org or email at email@example.com for information.
Saturday, June 8
Breakfast: The Jacksonville Odd Fellows will host a sourdough pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Jacksonville Odd Fellows Hall, 175 S. Oregon St., Jacksonville. Hash browns, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs and homemade biscuits and gravy will also be served. Admission is $8, for all you can eat, $4 for children 12 and younger. See Independent Order of Odd Fellows Historic Lodge #10 on Facebook.
German Cars and Coffee: Owners of German and European cars and enthusiasts can 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 aaronsautowerks.com , call 541-227-1758 or 541-541-535-1355.
Festival on the Rogue: The second annual Festival on the Rogue will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Upper Rogue Regional Park, 7660 Rogue River Drive, Shady Cove. Festivities at the family-friendly event include a live tank display of salmon and steelhead and other exhibits, 25-foot inflatable salmon storytelling tent, arts and crafts vendors, raffles, children’s activities, and more. Admission and parking is free. Find Festival on the Rogue on Facebook.com for further information.
SOPEX Stamp Show: The 57th Southern Oregon Philatelic Society’s annual free stamp show, SOPEX, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the Jackson County Expo’s Padgham Pavilion, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. The show will feature over 40 exhibit pages and 10 vendor booths selling stamps, covers, postcards and collecting supplies. Judges will award ribbons and trophies to competitive exhibits ranging from German Colonies in the Pacific to Washington State Apple Tax Stamps and Crater Lake. The stamp club will offer door prizes and free stamps for children. A new feature this year will be the “Fun” exhibits — displays of created and real stamps, postcards and more displayed to create narratives or “big picture” exhibits. Attendees can vote in the Popular Choice for their favorite “fun” exhibit. Admission is free. Call 541-770-1689.
Open Studio Tours: The second annual Medford Open Studio Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9. Local artists will open their studios to art enthusiasts, offer demonstrations and discuss their techniques. Admission is free. Maps are available at Rogue Art Gallery, Art du Jour, Central Art Supply, at participating studios or on Facebook at “Annual Medford Open Studio Tour.” Start the tour at 2006 Springbrook Road, Medford, where three artists will be showing work. Call 458-225-9376 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
History Saturday in the Cemetery: Guided walking tours start at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month through Aug. 10, at Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery, located at the top of Cemetery Road. On Saturday, June 8, the program will focus on some of the early “Unique and Interesting Jacksonville Women.” Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Call 541-826-9939 or see friendsjvillecemetery.org.
Needle Arts Show: The Southern Oregon Stitchers, a local chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America, will hold their biennial needle art show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Jefferson Elementary School, 333 Holmes Ave., Medford. Various needle arts will be on display. Techniques include, cross-stitch, Japanese embroidery, blackwork, sashiko, cruel, needlepoint, bead work, quilts and more. Also look for stitching demonstrations and items for purchase. Admission is free. Call 541-973-1275 or email at Inward78727@hotmail.com.
Book Sale: Oregon Books and Games will hold a pay-what-you-want book sale for local nonprofit organizations from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, in the parking lot of the bookstore, 150 N.E. E St., Grants Pass. Proceeds will be donated to a different local non-profit organization each month. Call 541-476-3132 or see oregonbooks.com.
Walk through History: Take a walk though Jacksonville’s history during a 1-hour guided tour at 10 a.m. every Saturday through Aug. 31. The tour leaves from
Jacksonville’s Courthouse Square, in front of City Hall, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. Visit government and commercial buildings, fraternal lodges, and homes. Learn how gambling money built a church; how the Civil War ended a successful mercantile partnership; how fire reshaped the town and a railroad both destroyed and preserved it, and more. Admission is free. Call 541-245-3650 or email email@example.com.
Living History Tour: Actors representing the early Beekman family will talk about life from the late 1800s into the 1930s Depression era during tours of the Beekman home. Tours begin every 20 minutes between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. every Saturday through Aug. 1, at the Beekman House, 470 E. California St., Jacksonville. Admission is $3, with proceeds going toward preservation maintenance of the historic landmark. Call 541-245-3650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
McKee Bridge Day: Celebrate Historic McKee Bridge’s 102nd anniversary from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 8, at McKee Bridge Day Use Area. Look for arts, crafts and food vendors, history displays, antique car show and more. Live music will be performed by the Old Time Fiddlers. Friends of the Animal Shelter will host a canine talent show and agility fun course. Healthy, friendly dogs on leash are welcome. From Jacksonville, travel 6.5 miles south on Highway 238 to Ruch. From Ruch, turn left on to Upper Applegate Road (County Road 859), and continue south approximately 8 miles to McKee Bridge Day Use Area. See applegateconnect.org or call 458-226-0600 or 541-899-1443.
Second Saturday Arts: Make seasonal crafts to share the second Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. at the Applegate library, 18485 N. Applegate Road, and at 2 p.m. at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-846-7346 or 541-774-6996.
Pet Adoption: Southern Oregon Humane Society will host a special adoption day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Southern Oregon Humane Society Adoption Center, 2910 Table Rock Road, Medford. All dogs and cats are healthy, adoptable pets who have been overlooked or have run out of time or space at overcrowded shelters. All adoptions include spay/neuter, basic vaccines and microchip. Adoptable dogs and cats can be viewed at sohumane.org. Call 541-779-3215.
Emigrant Lake Water Slide: Cool off with a ride down one of the 280-foot water slides at Emigrant Lake, 5505 Highway 66, Ashland. Slides are open from noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through June 16. Operating days expand to Thursday through Monday from noon to 6 p.m. beginning Monday, June 17, through Labor Day. The cost to use the slide for 1 1/2 hours is $6 on weekdays and $7 on weekends. A three-hour pass costs $10 on weekdays and $12 on weekends. Parking fee is $4 per vehicle. See jacksoncountyor.org or call 541-774-8183.
Family Art Day: Kids and families can create and explore art from noon to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each 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.
Maker Day: Teens 11 to 18 can explore LEGO Mindstorm, Littlebits and Sphero electronics and robotic sets from noon to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Children 8 through 10 may join in if accompanied by an adult. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6980.
Introspective Writing Group: Join the group and learn tools and techniques for exploring your inner self through writing from 1 to 2:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Saturday Handweavers Guild: Those interested in weaving, spinning and other fiber arts can meet at 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month September through June, at the Jacksonville library, 340 W. C St. All skill levels are welcome. Email at email@example.com or call 541-292-7879.
Teen Random Fandom: Teens are invited to meet to discuss a variety of literary and pop culture topics from 1 to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8685.
Author Talk: Author Peggy Dover will discuss and read excerpts from her book “Trips and Tangents: 101 Favorite Southern Oregon Journal Columns,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford. Call 541-858-0203.
Equamore Social: Equamore Horse Sanctuary will hold a sanctuary social and silent auction from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Equamore Sanctuary, 4723 Highway 66, Ashland. Visit with the horses and enjoy a glass of lemonade and other refreshments. Admission is free. See firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-482-5550.
Jacksonville Art Walk: Galleries, restaurants and studios in Jacksonville will show new exhibits, host art demonstrations and more from 5 to 7 p.m. the second Saturday of every month. Look for the neon-green pennant at participating locations. See new work by local ceramic artist Ray Foster, who will be on hand to discuss his handmade domestic wares at Willow Creek Gifts, 115 W. California St. For more information, call 541-941-7057.
Murder Mystery Dinner: An interactive, family-friendly murder mystery dinner theater will be held at 6 p.m. Saturdays at Cynthia’s Home Sweet Home Restaurant, 1038 N.W. Sixth St., Grants Pass. Performed by local actors — The Whodunit Players — weave a story of intrigue and disaster. Tickets are $30, and reservations are required. Call 541-479-5953.
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.
Star Party: Learn about the features of the moon— craters, maria, highlands, rilles and more, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Daniel Otte, Ashland Middle School teacher and member of Southern Oregon Skywatchers, will offer a short presentation, followed by a star-gazing party. Look through telescopes to view the moon and other fascinating features in the night sky. Admission is free, but registration is required. See ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.
Sunday, June 9
Breakfast: Lake Creek Grange will host a breakfast and farmers market from 8 to 10 a.m. the second Sunday of each month at the grange, 1565 S. Fork Little Butte Road, Lake Creek. Biscuits and gravy, waffles, pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, fruit, juice coffee and tea will be served. Cost is $7; $3 for children. Look for local jams, breads, pickles, crafts and more. Call 541-951-5681.
Jacksonville Farmers Market: The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays through October at the Historic Jacksonville Courthouse, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. More than 70 vendors offer local produce, fresh-baked goods, naturally raised beef, local seafood, beverages, treats, prepared foods, arts and crafts. Live music begins at 11:30 a.m. Pets are allowed. See jville.market.
Sundays at the Farm: Historic Hanley Farm hosts open houses from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 1, at 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point. Visitors can stroll the Shakespeare garden, orchards, vineyards and producing fields at the farm, see the chickens, sheep and lambs, bring a picnic lunch and hear live music. Each Sunday, a different main activity will be offered. Farmhouse tours are available from noon to 3 p.m. Admission to the farm is free; Hanley house tours are $5, $3 for kids 12 and younger. See sohs.org.
Medford Railroad Park: The park, at Table Rock Road and Berrydale Avenue in Medford, is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of every month April 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. Also visit the park’s new butterfly garden. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. See ci.medford.or.us.
LUKEs: An instructive, play-together library ukulele session will be held at 2:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Sessions will be led by Barbara Meredith, Patty Devon and Marlene Riegel of the Plaza Players. Ukulele kits are available to checkout from the Medford library for three weeks at time, with two possible renewals. Sheet music with uke chords and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-774-8689.
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.
Monday, June 10
Center for the Visual Arts: New spring exhibits featuring student artists will be displayed through Friday, June 14, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for Leena Heisey’s collection “Wake” in the Retzlaff Gallery; Milo Thompson’s work “No One Wants to See That” in the Thorndike Gallery; Jessee JoLee’s “Money’s Worth” in the Boise-Cascade Gallery; and CVA’s annual juried Student Art Show — a group exhibition of SOU students work, in the Meyer Memorial Gallery, Art Department Chairs Gallery and JELD WEN Gallery. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Email at email@example.com or call 541-621-6605.
Student Art Exhibit: A group exhibit featuring works by Rogue Community College Art students will be displayed Thursday, May 23 through June 13, in the Wiseman Gallery on the RCC Redwood campus, 3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass. Look for a broad range of mediums and a vast array of subjects. An awards reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 30. Regular gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. Call 541-956-7481.
Gardening Presentation: Jackson County Master Gardener Robin McKenzie will present “Plan, Plant, and Grow a Butterfly Garden,” at 2 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Learn how to attract butterflies, honeybees, birds, and other pollinators to your garden, and how to become a Certified Monarch Waystation and Certified Wildlife Habitat. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Teen Gamer Time: Teens ages 11 through 18 are invited to play a variety of Wii and PlayStation 4 games from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6980.
Siskiyou Koi and Pond Club: Those interested in koi and koi ponds can attend a potluck meeting at 6 p.m. the second Monday of each month. Club meetings are held to educate, support and assist other members with the hobby. Learn about building a pond or solving problems in an existing pond. Call 541-772-8721 or 541-601-5525 for directions to the meetings and information.
Tuesday, June 11
Color Happy: Coloring sessions for adults will be held from 10 a.m. to noon the second Tuesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Coloring supplies, coffee and donuts will be provided. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Rogue Valley Handweavers Guild: Learn weaving, spinning and other fiber arts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month September through June with the Rogue Valley Handweavers Guild at the First Presbyterian Church, 456 W. Pine St., Central Point. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a free Park Talk at noon Tuesday, June 11, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Video Supervisor Micah Stieglitz will speak. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.
Friends Book Club: This book group meets at 1:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Read the books, then join in the discussions. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.
Sip & Origami: Kids can create a variety of themed origami from 4 to 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. A different beverage will be served at each event. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Teen Advisory Group: Motivated teens in grades 7–12 can meet to brainstorm ideas, discuss books and movies, and make crafts at 4:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Book Chat: This book group meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Read the books, then join in the discussions. Refreshments are served. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Tuesday Evening Cemetery Stroll: A different part of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery will be explored at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month through Aug. 13. The cemetery is at the top of Cemetery Road. On Tuesday, June 11, the focus will be will be “What was Happening in the World When They Passed.” The guided tours are free, although donations are accepted. Call 541-826-9939 or see friendsjvillecemetery.org.
Rock Garden Society: The Siskiyou Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month from September through May in Lidgate Hall behind Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. See siskiyousummits.weebly.com.
Wednesday, June 12
Reptiles and Amphibians Presentation: John Jackson of Bugs-R-Us will give a presentation on reptiles and amphibians at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the Prospect library, 150 Mill Creek Drive. The program will include presentation of a live box turtle, bearded dragon and various frogs. All attendees will receive a handout for identification of local species. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
History Lecture: Part of the Windows in Time history lecture series, Ron Kramer will present “A Century Of Fellowship: The University Club,” at noon Wednesday, June 12, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The Rogue River Valley University Club was founded in 1910 and continues today. Kramer will share the story of how the Club influenced the development of the Rogue Valley. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Festival Noons: A conversation, “Education and Engagement: Enhancing the Festival Experience,’” will be held at noon Wednesday, June 12, in Carpenter Hall on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Robert Goodwin and Russell Zook will speak. Tickets are $12, $8 for students ages 6 to 17, and are available at the box office, at osfashland.org or by calling 541-482-4331.
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.
Origami for Kids: Children ages 5-12 can learn how to fold a variety of interesting origami creations from 4 to 6 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Writer’s Critique: A writing critique will be held at 5 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. The group is open to eight writers of any genre with work in progress. Writers must present their own writing for supportive critiques, as well as provide the same to fellow writers. Group members commit to reading five pages per month of each group member’s work. Registration is required. See jcls.org or call 541-855-1994.
Thursday, June 13
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk offering an interactive, in-depth introduction to “Between Two Knees” at noon Thursday, June 13, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.
Phoenix Book Club: Discuss books on select topics at 2 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Phoenix Library, 510 W. First St. Readers can choose fiction or nonfiction as monthly topics. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6408.
Makers & Hackers Night: Join Rogue Hack Lab to exercise your creativity and tap into your inner geek with DIY projects from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Open Mic Without a Mic Poetry Reading: The Rogue Valley Chapter of the Oregon Poetry Association will host its open-mic readings at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Downtowne Coffee House, 200 Talent Ave., Talent. Registration is at 6:30 p.m., and readings at 7 p.m. The suggested theme is “Dads, the Flag, and On the Road Again.” Call Dave Harvey at 541-512-1007 for information.