Car show, author talks and more: Aug. 30-Sept. 5
Friday, Aug. 30
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk offering an interactive, in-depth introduction to “Indecent” at noon Friday, Aug. 30, 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.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Stoneriver Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
Saturday, Aug. 31
Multicultural Car & Bike Show: Familia Unida Car Club will hold its fourth annual multicultural car and bike show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Rogue Valley Mall, 1600 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. See motorcycles, hot rods, rat rods, cars, trucks and bicycles. Show registration begins at 8 a.m., with judging beginning at 10 a.m. Also look for food, raffles and live music by Robbie & The All Stars. $20 to enter a car, $10 for motorcycles and bikes are free to enter into the show. See Familia Unida Car Club on Facebook.com or call 541-301-1047 or 541-778-7140.
LEGO Time: Kids are invited to build and display their own creations based on monthly themes from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the last Saturday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.
Waggin’ Tales Used Book Sale: Friends of the Animal Shelter’s pay-what-you-want book sale will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at Jackson County Animal Services, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Book purchases, made by cash or check only, support FOTAS programs. See fotas.org.
Festival Noons: A presentation “Intimacy Direction for the Theatre,’” will be held at noon Saturday, Aug. 31, in Carpenter Hall on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Intimacy Director Sarah Lozoff 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.
Sunday, Sept. 1
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a free Park Talk at noon Sunday, Sept. 1, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Box Office Customer Service Associate Jeff Falzone will speak. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.
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.
Tuesday, Sept. 3
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.
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.
Homework Hub: Children 5 through 12 who need help with homework, studying and comprehension can drop in and work with small groups and experienced tutors from 3 to 5 p.m. every Monday and Tuesday at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Admission is free, and one-on-one sessions are available with advanced scheduling. Call 541-774-8678.
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.
Siskiyou Singers: Experienced singers who wish to audition for the choir’s fall 2019 season are invited to audition at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 3 and Sept. 10, at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Siskiyou Singers is a community choir with a diverse repertoire, encompassing both sacred and secular music from Renaissance madrigals to American spirituals, 18th-century masses, multicultural and modernist compositions of today. For more information, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-482-5290.
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, Sept. 3, Alice Mullaly will present “Journeying to Crater Lake—1889:The Adventures of the Jacksonville Seven.” One of the travelers, Fletcher Linn, kept a diary, chronicling their adventures, many them humorous. Alice will read aloud entries from Fletcher’s diary and share photos taken on their journey. Discussion time to follow presentation. Call 541-773-6536.
Wednesday, Sept. 4
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.
History Lecture: Part of the Windows in Time history lecture series, historian and author Dennis Ellingson, along with Larry Sweem, will present “The Grand Dams of the Upper Rogue” at noon Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Learn about the construction of the dams of the Rogue, the Applegate and Elk Creek. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ranger Joya Szalwinski will discuss current issues and flood control. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
‘Rigamajig’: Children 8 and older can construct a maze using “Rigamajig,” then try to program a Blue Bot to navigate it successfully from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. Pre-registration required. See jcls.org or call 541-864-8880.
Spark Space: Kids in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to build a fun maker project with electronics, cardboard, robotics and more from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. See jcls.org or call 541-664-3228.
Discussion Group: Ashland Death Cafe will hold a discussion group at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, to explore ideas about mortality and the way death can inspire the way people live. There is a $10 suggested donation, and registration is required. Refreshments will be served. To register, see ashlanddeathcafe.com. Location will be provided upon registration.
Thursday, Sept. 5
Teen Advisory Group: Motivated teens in grades 7-12 can meet to plan events, decorate bulletin boards, recommend materials for the Young Adult collection, and more at 4:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
Phoenix Library Open House: Learn what the Phoenix library has to offer the whole family from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Refreshments and crafts will be provide, and each child will receive a free book. See jcls.org or call 541-535-7090.
Stamp Club: The Southern Oregon Philatelic Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, in the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church, 607 W. Main St., Medford. Learn about the early development of airmail in the Northwest and Medford’s role as Oregon’s first airmail stop. All ages are welcome. Refreshments will be served, and free stamps will be provided for children. Call 541-770-1689.
Author Talk: Ann Southcombe will discuss her book, “Tales From Gorilla Girl: The Magic and Mystery of My Life with Animals,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.