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Local livestreams, virtual events: Dec. 4

‘Women of Broadway’ — Vanessa Williams

Critically acclaimed actor and singer Vanessa Williams will perform a live virtual concert at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. This concert is part of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s “Women of Broadway” series. Tickets are $30, and proceeds support OSF. After purchasing your ticket, a link for the concert will be sent by email. You will also receive an additional 72 hours of on-demand viewing after the show airs. For tickets and more information, see osfashland.org.

Queer Coffee House

The social group for LGBTQ+ communities and their allies meets from 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday (Dec. 5) of each month via Zoom. Ashland Librarian Elanna Erhardt will facilitate group introductions, LGBTQ+ current events, a queer book talk and a roundtable discussion. To register, see jcls.libcal.com. For further information, email at EErhardt@jcls.org.

Medford Library Book Chat

Discuss selected books with others in this reading group at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday (Dec. 8) of every month, via Zoom. To register and reserve a copy of the book of the month, see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-535-7090.

Mighty Medford Improvers

The local comedy improvisational group will host a free improvisational comedy practice from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays (Dec. 10), via Zoom. All levels of experience are welcome. Sessions are facilitated by Thomas Hartmann, who trained with Second City Chicago. For more information and to attend, email forinfoman44@gmail.com.

Author Talk — Guy Finley

Local author Guy Finley will offer a free online talk, “The Divine Journey: Realizing Your Immortal Self,” at 7 p. m. Friday, Dec. 11, and at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, via livestream. Following the talk, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a live Q-and-A session with the author. To register, see guyfinley.org/divine.

Historic Jacksonville Virtual Tour

Three text-based virtual tours of Jacksonville’s historic past, “Walk through Jacksonville History,” “Beekman Bank Nuggets,” and “Mrs. Beekman Invites You to Call,” can be viewed at historicjacksonville.org. New material is added weekly. For further information, call 541-245-3650 or email at info@historicjacksonville.org.

Resilient Reads — Business Book Discussion Group

This monthly book discussion group of business owners and entrepreneurs will meet at noon the third Wednesday of every month (Dec. 16), via Zoom to share inspiration and ideas about how to navigate current and lasting economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each session includes a talk from a guest speaker, a Q-and-A session and a roundtable discussion. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679.

Gold Hill Book Club

The Gold Hill Library Book Club for adults 18 and older will meet at 3 p.m. the third Friday of each month, via Zoom. Books are available for pickup one month before the meeting date. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-855-1994.

Teen Trivia

Teens can join in a live game of general knowledge trivia using Zoom and the Kahoot platform at 4 p.m. the last Wednesday (Dec. 30) of every month. Log into the Zoom meeting to see the questions and respond on the Kahoot app or website. You don’t need an account to play, just the app and the game PIN, which we will be provided during the Zoom meeting. This quiz will contain 70 questions on a variety of subjects, and the winner will get to choose a free book. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679.

Books at Noon

This readers’ group discusses various books and offer suggestions for new reads at noon the first Tuesday (Jan. 5) of each month, via Zoom. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-535-7090.

Eagle Point Friends Book Club

Discuss suggested books with this reader’s group at 2 p.m. the first Tuesday (Jan. 5) of every month, via Zoom. To register and reserve a copy of the book of the month, see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-826-3313.

Rogue Valley Symphony ‘Digital Journeys:Concert Detours’

The Rogue Valley Symphony new series, “Digital Journeys: Concert Detours,” featuring three online performances are available free to the general public on the symphony’s YouTube channel. Search YouTube for “Rogue Valley Symphony” to see posted concerts.

"The Hamazons — ‘A Completely Improvised Holiday Classic (that has yet to be told)": The Hamazons, also known as “The Warrior Princesses of Improv” — Cil Stengel, Eve Smyth and Kyndra Laughery — will premiere a recording of their 2017 show, “A Completely Improvised Holiday Classic (that has yet to be told),” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, via YouTube. Inspired by classic holiday films such as “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” and “A Christmas Carol,” the Hamazons deliver a full-length improvised story with winter magic, heart, and above all, humor. Piano accompanist, Darcy Danielson, will underscore each scene with improvised music. The screening will be provided for free, although $5 ticket donations will be accepted. The YouTube link will be provided on the Hamazon’s website, hamazons.com, an hour before the show begins. A live text chat stream will be available to make comments about the show or to “talk” directly with the Hamazons themselves. For tickets, links and further information, see hamazons.com.