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Friday, Aug. 23

Festival Noons: A talk, “Joads, Roads and Mothers,” will be held at noon Friday, Aug. 23, in Carpenter Hall on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Educator Geoff Ridden 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.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Trium Wines, 203 E. Main Street, Talent. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

Forest Management Lecture: Frank Betlejewski, a retired forestry biologist and past chairman of the Ashland Forest Lands Commission, will present “Introduction to the Ashland Forest Plan,” at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at the Nature Center at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Gain an insight into 25 years of forest management on city of Ashland lands, along with a look at the history and current management of Ashland’s forests. Admission is free. To register, see ashlandparksandrec.org or call 541-488-6606.

Movies in Lithia Park: Find family movie fun under the stars the second and fourth Fridays through Sept. 27, at the Butler Bandshell, 150 Winburn Way in Lithia Park, Ashland. Movies begin at dusk. On Aug. 23, “Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse” will be shown. Wireless “Silent Disco” headphones will be available to rent, and refreshments will be available for purchase. A $5 donation is requested. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Ashland Parks Foundation. All movies will be rated PG. See ashland.or.us/parks or call 541-488-5340. In case of inclement weather, visit facebook.com/silentmovementinternational for cancellation updates.

Saturday, Aug. 24

Rogue Eagles R.C. Club Charity Airshow: The club will host its 41st annual airshow at noon Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24-25, at Agate Skyways on East Antelope Road in Eagle Point. Twenty-five acts will feature model World War I and World War II fighters, electric planes, jets, drones and gliders. Batman and Superman may also appear flying in the sky along with Snoppy fighting the Red Baron. Also look for a candy drop for kids, RC aircraft raffle, and an RC flight simulator. Food and drinks will be available for purchase both days. To get there, take Highway 62 north, turn right on Highway 140, right on East Antelope Road, and follow the signs to Agate Skyways. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 per person, and proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network. See rogue-eagles.org or call 541-840-1514.

Festival Noons: A conversation, “Shifting (Con)Texts: Adaptation in the 2019 and 2020 OSF Seasons,’” will be held at noon Saturday, Aug. 24, in Carpenter Hall on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Amrita Ramanan and Lezlie Cross 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.

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.

Sunday, Aug. 25

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.

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a free Park Talk at noon Sunday, Aug. 25, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Wardrobe Specialist B. Reeves will speak. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.

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, Aug. 25, photographer Judy Benson LaNier will present. LaNier specializes in photographing African wildlife. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.

Monday, Aug. 26

Art Exhibit: An exhibit featuring work by painter Karl Brake titled “In the Landscape,” will be displayed through Tuesday, Aug. 27, in the Wiseman Gallery on the RCC Redwood campus, 3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass. Look for a broad range of landscape settings across many regional settings. 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.

Make It Art Monday: Adults can create a range of crafts from noon to 2 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Teen Gamer Time: Teens ages 11-18 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.

Art Critique: The Southern Oregon Society of Artists will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Debbie Orr, botanical artist, will be the guest artist. She will be demonstrating botanical art done in gouache. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Library doors close at 7 p.m. so arrive 10-15 minutes early. Call 541-414-4993.

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a free Park Talk at noon Tuesday, Aug. 27, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Wardrobe Supervisor Ann Stephens will speak. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.

Brain Books Discussion Group: The group meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. On Tuesday, Aug. 27, the first half of “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed,” by Jared Diamond will be discussed. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.

Quilts and Genealogy: The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society presents Quilts & Genealogy at 1:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-512-2340, email reception.jcgl@gmail.com or stop by the genealogy library for information.

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.

Medicare Presentation: Linda Clarkson and Melissa Mlasko of Futurity First Insurance Group will give a free presentation, “Medicare 101,” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Smulin Health Education Center, 2825 E. Barnett Road, Medford. Presenters will review Medicare Part A and Part B, as well as Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans and Medicare Supplement health insurance plans. Participants also will learn how Medicare Part D prescription drug plans work and how to get help with the cost of prescription drugs. To register, call 541-973-2122.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

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.

Festival Noons: A conversation, “Hairspray: You Can’t Stop The Beat!,’” will be held at noon Wednesday, Aug. 28, in Carpenter Hall on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Actors Katy Geraghty, Jenna Bainbridge, Jonathan Stevens and Christian Bufford 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.

Movies and Popcorn: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.

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. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.

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.

Thursday, Aug. 29

Magnet Day: Children can explore and create with magnetic blocks, shapes and Magna-Tiles from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk offering an interactive, in-depth introduction to “Cambodian Rock Band” at noon Thursday, Aug. 29, 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.

Medicare Presentation: Linda Clarkson and Melissa Mlasko of Futurity First Insurance Group will give a free presentation, “Medicare 101,” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Presenters will review Medicare Part A and Part B, as well as Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans and Medicare Supplement health insurance plans. Participants also will learn how Medicare Part D prescription drug plans work and how to get help with the cost of prescription drugs. To register, call 541-973-2122.

Fire Lecture: KS Wild will host Arielle Halpern who will give a presentation on fire management, “Fire and Climate Change,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 at REI, 85 Rossanley Drive, Medford. Halpern completed her dissertation on prescribed fire and tanoak-associated cultural plant resources of the Karuk and Yurok peoples of California. Halpern is creating innovative new fire and forestry programs with broad community involvement. For more information see kswild.org/events.

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