Halloween happenings in the Rogue Valley
Friday, Oct. 30
Halloween for Seniors: Ashland Senior Services Division will hold a drive-thru Halloween celebration for seniors from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Avenue, Ashland. A series of stations will be at spaced intervals along Hunter Court (on the side of the Senior Center that faces Walker Elementary School), handing out sweet treats and more. Pre-registration is required, and masks are required at all times. Call 541-488-5342 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, to reserve an arrival time slot.
Frankie Hernandez Band Mardi Gras Halloween: Enjoy live music when the Frankie Hernandez Band presents a Mardi Gras Halloween at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at Bricktowne Brewing Co., 44 S. Central Ave. Ages 21 and over. See bricktownebrewing.com or call 541-973-2377.
Danielle Kelly Soul Project Halloween Celebration: Singer Danielle Kelly, guitarist Paul Turnipseed, drummer Matthew Kriemelman, bassist Richard Meyer and Gordon Greenley on sax will perform soul and oldies from Motown during a Halloween celebration at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Nightmare Chamber Haunted House: This year’s theme for Randall Theatre’s horror haunt is “The Return of the Family,” themed after the 2017 hit “The Family,” which sported a group of inbred cannibals who trapped unwary travelers in their underground labyrinth, where they hunted them for sport — and food. The haunt runs from 7 to 10 p.m. through Sunday, Nov. 1, at 10 E. Third St. in downtown Medford. Tickets are $13, and appointments must be scheduled in advance. Guests can book appointments on-site, but tickets will cost $15, and there is no guarantee of availability. If you are late for your scheduled appointment slot, you must book for another night, and there will be a $5 per ticket rescheduling fee. For more information, go to nightmarechamber.com or crunchtimefun.com, or call 541-632-3258.
Saturday, Oct. 31
Trick or Treat at the Medford library: Kids can show off their mask and Halloween costume as they trick-or-treat around the service desks at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. See jcls.com or call 541-774-8679 for further information.
Historic Cemetery Walking Tour: Join volunteer guide Jay Robinson as he highlights some of the interesting people buried in Medford’s 130-year-old historic Eastwood/I.O.O.F. Cemetery, 1581 Siskiyou Blvd., Medford, during a 90-minute walking tour of the graves and tombs at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Learn about the cemetery and Medford’s connections to Disney and Tunnel 13, and more. This is a free event. Preregistration is not required, but masks and social distancing are required. To join the tour, meet at the mausoleum. See ci.medford.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=3478 or call 541-774-2400.
Teen Halloween: Teens can learn how to make fake skin and gory “wounds” with standard household ingredients and a little makeup with Teen librarian Jackie Keating at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. “Wounds” will be on hands or arms, not faces, as all attendees will be required to wear a face mask. This program will take place on the library lawn if the weather permits; otherwise, it will take place in the Gresham Room to adhere to social distancing guidelines. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679.
Johnny B’s Halloween: There will be a Halloween party at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. Sixth St., Medford, 541-773-1900. Admission is $5. See Johnny B’s on Facebook for more information.
Open Mic Halloween: The Rogue Grape will hold an open mic and Halloween costume contest for individuals and couples, as well as host singer-songwriter front man for the band The Hundred, Gary Margason, who will perform solo acoustic alternative rock originals and covers, from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at Rogue Grape, 36 S. Central Ave., Medford. Ages 21 and over. Costume contest sign-ups begin at 5:30 p.m. See theroguegrape.com or call 541-622-8622.
Gypsy Soul ‘Halloween party’: Folk, soul and roots duo Cilette Swann and Roman Morykit will perform their monthly livestream concert series, “Front Row with Gypsy Soul,” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. In honor of Halloween, the duo will host a virtual Halloween party. They will be dressing up and will share their special Halloween cocktail and mocktail recipes. Dress up and share photos of your outfits. There will be a prize for the best costume. The duo will do two, four- to six-song sets with a 10 minute Q-and-A section at “intermission.” See gypsysoul.com, and click on the link which will take you to the online platform Twitch. Once there, you will find a “virtual tip jar,” where you can use PayPal or a credit card to start the show. The show is a “pay-what-you-want” basis. You do not have to sign up for anything unless you would like to be sent a reminder for the concert or you’d like to be part of the chat/comments during the concert.