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Weekly happenings around Southern Oregon: Sept. 20


Ashland Seniors Activities: A variety of activities and services are available to adults 50 and older Mondays through Fridays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. See ashlandseniorcenter.org or call 541-488-5342 for full listings.

Central Point Songbirds: The Central Point Songbirds chorus invites singers to meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. every Monday at the First Presbyterian Church of Central Point, 456 W. Pine St. The group performs a mix of American standards, hits from the ’40s and ’50s and contemporary songs. Call 541-772-3486.

Color Mondays: Coloring sessions for adults will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Coloring supplies will be provided. Call 541-774-6980 or see jcls.org.

Craft It Forward: Adults can bring a current project or knit a hat for someone who is in need, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Knitting materials and coloring supplies will be provided. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6980.

The Needlers: Bring needle-craft supplies and participate in embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, knitting, crocheting, beadwork and more at 10 a.m. Mondays at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Call 541-864-8850 or see jcls.org.

Kid Time!: Kids in elementary school and younger can explore interactive exhibits and learn about the history of Oregon, construction and engineering, water systems and more at Kid Time! 106 N. Central Ave., Medford. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $6 for adults, $10 for kids. Call 541-772-9922 or see kid-time.org.

Bilingual Story Time: A combined English and Spanish story time is held at 11 a.m. Mondays at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. Call 541-864-8880 or see jcls.org.

Movie Classics: Classic films will be shown at 1 p.m. Mondays at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.

Pub Trivia: Family-friendly games of trivia are available from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at 4 Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main St., Medford. Participation is free, and there are prizes for winning teams. Call 541-779-4455.

Clog Dances: Dance with the Misty Mountain Cloggers at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Southern Oregon Performing Arts Center, 930 Summit Ave., Medford. Instruction is available. Admission is $8. Call 541-772-1431.

The Ashland Country Dancers: English and Scottish country dancing will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays in the Dance Space, 280 E. Hersey St., No. 10, Ashland. These community dance forms inspired square and contra dances. Instruction is available and no partner is necessary. Admission is $4.


Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market: Seasonal fruits and vegetables, crafts, specialty foods, drinks and more are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See rvgrowersmarket.com.

ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum: A variety of interactive science exhibits are available at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Find upcoming events, shows and activities at scienceworksmuseum.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $12, $10 for ages 2 through 12 and 65 and older. Admission is $3 the first Sunday of every month. See scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.

Spanish Language Group: Improve your fluency in Spanish from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Medford Senior Center, 510 E. Main St. Look for casual, supportive conversation and interpretation. Call 541-779-1829.

Classical Recorder Group: Recorder players can join a group that plays classical selections at noon every Tuesday at the Talent library, 101 Home St. An ability to read music is required. See jcls.org or call 541-535-4163.

Medford Cribbage Tournament: Compete at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 2640 E. Barnett Road, Medford. Admission is $4.50. Call 541-773-2898.

Ballroom Dancing: Ballroom dancing to live music is held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. First-time visitors can dance for free, otherwise it’s $6. Dance instruction is offered for $3 and sign-up is at 12:15 p.m. Lessons begins promptly at 12:30 p.m. No partners are required. Call 541-664-3176.

Children’s Movies: Free kids’ films are shown at 2:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Free snacks are available. Call 541-535-7090 or see jcls.org.

Lego Time: Ages 5 through 12 can build with Legos from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.

Tutorial Tuesdays: The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society will host a video series covering a variety of topics related to genealogical research every Tuesday through October, at 5 p.m. and again at 7 p.m., at Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Admission in $5. Call 541-512-2340, email reception.jcgl@gmail.com or stop by the genealogy library.

Medford Cribbage Club: The club meets at 5:45 p.m. every Tuesday in the community room at Greenbrier Terrace, 301 Freeman Road, Central Point. Admission is $5 June through August, and $7 September through May. All ages welcome. Email at lcamdenspd@aol.com or call 707-696-5472.

Sweet Adelines: The Southern Oregon Sound Chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an a cappella chorus for women, under the direction of Martha Segura, offers instruction on vocal technique, musical accuracy and showmanship. Rehearsals are from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. Call 541-595-8247 or see southernoregonsoundchorus.com.

Trivia Night: Tuesday Night Team Trivia is held at 7 p.m. at Louie’s Restaurant, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free, and winning teams will receive prizes. Call 541-482-9701.


Jacksonville Museum Quilters: The group meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 425 Middle St., Jacksonville. Call 541-941-2463.

Lithia Park Nature Walks: Naturalists lead free, 90-minute walks through Lithia Park at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays through Sundays through Sept. 29. Learn about the plants, animals, geology and history of the park. Meet at the park entrance on Winburn Way across from the downtown Ashland Plaza. No registration required. Call 541-488-5340.

Hands-All-Around Quilters: Work on individual projects or sew quilts for charity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-482-4692.

Book Sale: Book sales are held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Look for new or gently-used books, DVDs and CDs. Call 541-826-3313 or see jcls.org.

Afternoon Movies: Classic films from the ’30s to the ’70s are shown at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.

Yarnia: Children 8 and older can learn to knit or crochet at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Materials and instruction are provided. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.

Trivia Night: Howiee’s on Front hosts trivia games from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at 16 N. Front St., Medford. Call 541-773-5767.


Medford Growers Market: Fresh and organic seasonal produce, crafts and food carts are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in Hawthorne Park, corner of East Jackson and Hawthorne streets, Medford. See rvgrowersmarket.com.

Spanish Conversation: English speakers learning Spanish can attend free conversationals from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-744-6996.

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.

Comedy Improv Sessions: Mighty Medford Improv-ers host free improvisational comedy practice from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The sessions are led by Thomas Hartmann, new to the Rogue Valley from Chicago, where he trained with Second City. All levels of experience are welcome. Email forinfoman44@gmail.com for information.

Men’s Barbershop Singing: Men interested in singing four-part harmonies can meet with the Rogue Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. See rvhsings.com or call 541-840-2055.

Dart Tournament: Dart matches for skilled and novice players start at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. Entry is $5, and the pub will match the pot up to $50. Call 541-482-6414.

Trivia Night: Bird & Rye hosts free trivia games from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Call 541-482-7437.

Game Knights: Play a variety of board games at 8 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. All ages welcome until 11 p.m. Call 541-482-6414.


Jacksonville Carvers: Those interested in woodcarving can meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays for carving and coffee at the Jacksonville library, 340 West C St. All skill levels welcome. Admission is free. Call 541-621-1246.

Book Nook Sale: A book sale is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Friday at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. Look for new or gently used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds help fund library programs, activities and collections. Call 541-878-2270 or see jcls.org.

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.

Ashland International Folk Dancers: The group meets Fridays at the The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland, to perform dances from Eastern and Western Europe, Greece, Scandinavia, Israel, Turkey and the Middle East. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m., and dancing goes from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. No partners necessary. Admission is $5 by donation. Call 541-535-6397 or 541-482-8249.


Saturday Growers & Crafters Market: Seasonal fruits and vegetables, crafts, specialty foods, drinks and more are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May 4, through Oct. 26, along Oak St., Ashland, in front of Standing Stone Brewery. See rvgrowersmarket.com.

Lithia Artisans Market: Over 40 artisans display and sell 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.

Lego Builder Time: Children ages 4 through 12 can build with Legos from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the Ruch library, 7919 Highway 238. Lego Duplo bricks will be provided for younger children. Call 541-899-7438 or see jcls.org.

Woodcarvers Club: Woodcarvers offer instruction from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. The first visit is free, then club dues are $5 a month. Call 541-944-4535 or see centralpointwoodcarvers.com.

Game Club: Play Scrabble, chess, cribbage or newer popular strategy board games from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.

Library Tour: The Southern Oregon Historical Society offers free tours of its research archive library from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the library, 106 N. Central Ave., Medford. Look through the collection of 5000 glass plate negatives and prints, thousands of original newspapers, maps, photographs and more. Regular library hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 541-773-6536.

Teen Writers Group: Teens ages 11-18 can work on strengthening their writing skills at 2 p.m. every Saturday at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Each week, a different aspect of fiction writing will be presented. See jcls.org or call 541-664-3228.

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.


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.

D & D After Hours: Teens and adults are invited to join a weekly gaming group playing the revised third edition of Dungeons & Dragons from 2 to 6:30 p.m. every Sunday at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. New players welcome. Email ShadyCove.DnD@gmail.com or call 541-878-8870.

Alexander Jolliffe{ } interacts with a Tesla coil at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum in Ashland.. Mail Tribune file photo