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Things To Do: Aug. 2-8

Friday, Aug. 2

Festival Noons: A conversation, “Indecent: Art in a Time of Chaos,’” will be held at noon Friday, Aug. 2, in Carpenter Hall on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Actors William DeMeritt, Shayna Blass, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, Linda Alper and Rebecca Frank 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.

Face Painting: Children and teens can get their face painted by local professional body artist Amber Bishop from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Applegate library, 18485 N. Applegate Road. See jcls.org or call 541-846-7346.

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.

Barnstormer’s Vintage Fair: Find antiques and shabby chic home and garden decor from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. Vendors from all over the West Coast will offer antiques, vintage wares, funky junk, farmhouse decor, garden and gift items. Also look for live music, food trucks, beer and wine. Admission is $10 for a two-day ticket, Aug. 2-3, $7 for Saturday or $5 with a canned food item donation for Saturday only, Aug. 3. Children 12 and younger get in free. See barnstormersvintagefair.com.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, on the patio at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape Street, Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

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. On Friday, Aug. 2, visit Gallerie Karon to see the exhibit “The Female of the Species — Part I,” a show of over 20 women artists work in a variety of mediums. 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.

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 info@historicjacksonville.org for information.

Saturday, Aug. 3

Talent Garden Club: The club meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Talent library, 101 Home St.Email cjmuhr@yahoo.com.

History Lecture: Local historian Bill Miller will present “Voices of the Modoc War” at noon Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Miller will bring the conflict to life by sharing military transcripts, letters, newspaper clippings and memories of Modoc survivors to articulate the thoughts and feelings of those who were closely involved in the struggle. See jcls.org or call 541-864-8850.

Festival Noons: A conversation, “The Lifecycle of a Costume,” will be held at noon Saturday, Aug. 3, in Carpenter Hall on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Muriel Mangual, costume first hand; Jason Kramer, costume rental associate; Virginia Kilkelly, costume stitcher; and Rachel Parks, costume cutter-draper 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.

Strategy Board Game Day: Join FunAgain Games to learn and play new and popular board games like Catan, Dixit, Mysterium, Dominion and other Euro-style tabletop games from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. See jcls.org or call 541-535-4163.

Lunafest: Soroptimist International of Medford will present “Lunafest,” a program of short films created by, for and about women, Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Smullin Center, 2825 E. Barnett Road, Medford. Doors open at noon, raffle drawings begin at 12:30 p.m. and films begin at 1 p.m. Admission is $15. Tickets are available at lunafest.org, at Travel Medford Information Center, 1314 Center Dr. #E, or by calling 541-941-4905. All proceeds assist local women fighting breast cancer.

Teen Gamer Day: Teens can play classic and new board games, Giant Jenga or Wii from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Art Presence Art Center: A reception for pastel painter Ilene Ganger-Stanfield will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the art center, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. Ginger-Stanfield’s exhibit, “Vintage Figures,” features vintage figurative paintings. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Call 541-941-7057.

Library Craft Time: All ages are invited to create a “paper curtain” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Affix pre-cut scrapbook paper shapes to string and hang them from a dowel to make a paper curtain to hang over a window or wall. See jcls.org or call 541-535-7090.

Queer Coffee House: The Ashland library will host a social group for LGBTQ+ communities and their allies from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland Librarian Elanna Erhardt will facilitate group introductions, LGBTQ+ current events, a queer book talk, and a roundtable discussion. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.

Library Celebration: The Medford library will hold a celebration in honor of the Jackson County Library system’s 100th anniversary at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Activities, cake and other refreshments will be provided. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Teen Crafternoon: Teens and pre-teens can learn watercolor skills and take home an original, space-inspired work of art at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Ruch library, 7919 Highway 238. See jcls.org or call 541-899-7438.

Movies in the Park: Find family-friendly movie fun under the stars in select neighborhood parks. Movies begin at 7 p.m. on select Saturday evenings. On Aug. 3, “How to Train Your Dragon” will be shown at Bear Creek Park, Siskiyou Boulevard and Highland Drive, Medford. Call 541-447-2400 or see playmedford.com.

Sunday, Aug. 4

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a free Park Talk at noon Sunday, Aug. 4, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Assistant Stage Manager Emily Robinson and Production Stage Manager Jeremy Eisen will speak. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org

Author Talk: Author Rebecca Lawton will discuss her book,“The Oasis This Time,” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. As a fluvial geologist and former Colorado River guide, Lawton follows species both human and wild to their watery roots — in warming deserts, near rising Pacific tides, on endangered, tapped-out rivers, and in growing urban ecosystems. See jcls.org or call 41-774-6996.

Northwest Bird Club: Owners of pet birds meet at 1 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at Rogue Valley Meadows, 2385 Table Rock Road, Medford. On Sunday, Aug. 4, Angela Hofmaster will speak. Hofmaster is the creator of YouTube channel “Feather Pixels” and will talk about avian husbandry and more. Refreshments are provided. Call 541-826-4133.

Kids Lego Creator: Children from 4 through 12 can build with Legos and display their creations from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Sunday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Lego Duplo bricks will be provided for younger children. Call 541-744-6996 or see jcls.org.

Monday, Aug. 5

Teen Time: Teens ages 11 to 18 can take part in fun and wacky games, challenges and a Minute To Win It party from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, in the teen department of the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Refreshments will be provided. Call 541-774-8689 or see jcls.org.

Gardening Presentation: Jackson County Master Gardener Ronnie Budge will present “Planting Fall Bulbs” at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Budge will share how to plant daffodils, tulips and other bulbs for beautiful flowers in the spring. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Teen Movie Monday: Teens can watch the movie “Shazam” at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The film is rated PG-13. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.

Tuesday, Aug. 6

Hiroshima-Nagasaki Observance: A series of events focused on remembering and honoring Hiroshima and Nagasaki will take place Tuesday, Aug. 6, through Friday, Aug. 9. The opening remembrance and reflection ceremony will take place at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the entrance to Lithia Park, on Winburn Way in Ashland. On Wednesday, Aug. 7, Michael Niemann, professor of International Studies at Southern Oregon University, will present “World Wide Strategies to Bring About a Nuclear-Free World,” and a screening of “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons,” will be shown beginning at 7 p.m. at Peace House, 543 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland.; and again at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. Closing ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, in the Japanese Gardens in Lithia Park. In the event of smoke, all Lithia Park activities will be moved to Pioneer Hall, 73 Winburn Way, Ashland. See peacehouse.net or call 541-482-9625.

Books at Noon: This readers’ group discusses various books and offer suggestions for new reads at noon the first Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-535-7090 or see jcls.org.

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a free Park Talk at noon Tuesday, Aug. 6, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Costume Business Manager Heather De Bey will speak. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.

Eagle Point Friends Book Club: Discuss popular titles with this reader’s group from 1 to 2:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.

Lego Make and Take: Children can create their own mini spaceship out of Legos to take home at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.

Teen Movie Matinee: Teens can watch “Captain Marvel” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The film is rated PG-13. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8689.

Library Celebration: The Ashland library will hold a celebration in honor of the Jackson County Library system’s 100th anniversary at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Activities, cake and other refreshments will be provided. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Tuesday Afternoon Knitters: Crocheters, knitters and tatters of all skill levels can gather, share ideas and create new pieces from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-326-2035 or find Tuesday Afternoon Knitters on Facebook.

Yarnia: A knitting and crochet group for all ages meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Materials and instruction are provided or you can bring your own supplies. See jcls.org or call 541-535-7090.

Pub Talk: The Southern Oregon Historical Society hosts a free talk at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at 4 Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main St., Medford. On Tuesday, Aug. 6, Anne Billeter, past president of the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society, will present “Sarah Ann—A Jackson County Mystery.” There are no names on one of the gravestones in the Jacksonville cemetery, just the word,”Mother” Could this be the grave site of the mysterious Sarah Anne? Billeter will take you on the research trail for the story of Sarah Ann, a pioneer to Jackson County in the 1850s. Call 541-773-6536.

Wednesday, Aug. 7

Bird Walk: The Rogue Valley Audubon Society leads slow-paced, 1 1/2-mile walks at 8:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Denman Wildlife Area, off Touvelle or Agate roads, in Eagle Point. The numbers of different species observed by participants are entered in the Cornell Ornithological Laboratory’s eBird database. Participants will need to purchase an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife parking permit. See roguevalleyaudubon.org for directions and information.

Wildlife Storytime: John Jackson of Bugs-R-Us will present a special storytime for young children, “Wildlife in Disguise,” about animal camouflage at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.7, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.

History Lecture: Part of the Windows in Time history lecture series, John Hamilton, retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist, will present “The Chinook Salmon Migrations to the Upper Klamath River” at noon Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Hamilton will discuss the historical patterns of salmon migration, habitat restoration, reintroduction and associated monitoring plans for Chinook salmon. Hamilton was the lead biologist for relicensing of the Klamath River Hydroelectric Project from 2000 to 2017. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.

Festival Noons: A conversation, “Catching Creation,” will be held at noon Wednesday, Aug. 7, in Carpenter Hall on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Actors Greta Oglesby, Christiana Clark, William Hodgson and Safiya Fredericks 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.

Magic Star Wands: Children 5 years and older can make an LED shooting star wand that glows even after being turned off at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. All materials will be provided, and registration is required. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Summer Reading Party: Celebrate summer reading with an “Out-of-this-World” costume contest, alien makeup makerspace station, moonwalk dance contest and more at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-877-8689.

Library Celebration: The Phoenix and Prospect libraries will hold a celebration in honor of the Jackson County Library System’s 100th anniversary Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 5 p.m. at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St., and at 11 a.m. at the Prospect library, 150 Mill Creek Drive. Activities, cake and other refreshments will be provided. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Thursday, Aug. 8

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk offering an interactive, in-depth introduction to “Mother Road” at noon Thursday, Aug. 8, 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.

Library Celebration: The Rogue River library will hold a celebration in honor of the Jackson County Library System’s 100th anniversary at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Activities, cake and other refreshments will be provided. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

WeDo Robotics: Children ages 7 to 10 can build Lego models using Lego WeDo and program them to move and react at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Pre-registration is required. See jcls.org or call 541-664-3228.

Peace Choir: Singing activists who wish to sing for peace, social justice and the environment are invited to join the Rogue Valley Peace Choir at 6:15 pm Thursdays at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. New members can attend rehearsals during the month of September beginning Sept. 5. No auditions are required. See roguevalleypeacechoir.org or call 541-840-7881.

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, July 11, at the Downtowne Coffee House, 200 Talent Ave., Talent. Registration is at 6:30 p.m., and readings begin at 7 p.m. The suggested theme is “Dog Days.” Call 541-512-1007 for information.

Author Talk: Ashland-based outdoor writer John Soares will talk about his new book, “Hike the Parks: Redwood National and State Parks,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. See northwestnatureshop.com/events or call 541-482-3241.

Soroptimist International of Medford will present “Lunafest,” a program of short films created by, for and about women, Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Smullin Center, 2825 E. Barnett Road, Medford. Doors open at noon, raffle drawings begin at 12:30 p.m. and films begin at 1 p.m. Admission is $15. Tickets are available at lunafest.org, at Travel Medford Information Center, 1314 Center Dr. #E, or by calling 541-941-4905. All proceeds assist local women fighting breast cancer.