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Live Rogue Valley events, holiday happenings: Jan. 1


Jacksonville Victorian Christmas: Jacksonville continues to provide as much Victorian Christmas spirit as possible. Horse-drawn wagon rides will be available through Jan. 2, starting at the new City Hall. To schedule a ride, call 541-660-4835.

Brava! Opera: Brava! Opera Theate presents its “2020 Virtual Holiday Caroling Concert,” featuring musicians who are current or former Rogue Valley residents. The virtual concert can be watched online on the opera theatre’s website, bravaopera.com.

Siskiyou Singers Holiday Concert: The local choir, Siskiyou Singers, directed by Mark Reppert, now in its 38th year, presents “Where There Is Love,” a free online concert celebrating the 2020 holiday season. The program, which was posted on the Siskiyou Singers’ website Dec. 11 and will remain up indefinitely, includes “O Magnum Mysterium” by Luis Victoria, “Silent Night,” arranged by John Rutter, “Hanerot Halalu,” “Ubi Caritas” by Maurice Duruflé, and more. To access the concert, see siskiyousingers.org.

Magical Christmas murals: Downtown Grants Pass will sparkle with the fiber-optic dazzle of 20 musical Christmas murals and giant nutcrackers through New Year’s Day. The murals weigh 400 pounds each and include sound systems that play the old-fashioned Christmas music. The murals, created by local artisans, are 12 inches thick, 10 feet tall, 5 feet wide and are wired with miles of fiber-optic cable and thousands of points of lights. A map of mural locations is available in the downtown welcome center, 198 SW 6th St, Grants Pass. For further information, call 541-479-3351.


Editor’s note: Because of evolving COVID-19 restrictions in place in Oregon, please call businesses or check their websites to confirm listed events. All Jackson County library branches will offer enhanced front-door service during regular operating hours. In-branch browsing will be unavailable. Limited computer sessions will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Saturday, Jan. 2

Grants Pass Growers Market: Find local seasonal produce, baked goods, beverages and more from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in the Commercial Building at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass. See growersmarket.org.

Take & Make: Kids and their families can stop by any JCLS branch to pick up a take-and-make craft kit. Each library branch offers a unique craft for every age group, from preschoolers to adults, and all need supplies are included in the kit. New crafts are offered weekly while supplies last. For details, see jcls.com and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call the library branch in your area.

Tuesday, Jan. 5

Rogue Valley Growers Winter Market: Seasonal produce, crafts, specialty foods, drinks and more are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 23, at the Phoenix Plaza Civic Center, 220 N. Main St. See rvgrowersmarket.com.

Friday, Jan. 8

Project FeederWatch: Volunteers can help experts count birds that visit feeders at North Mountain Park at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, and every other Friday through March 19, at 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Results will be submitted to Cornell University’s FeederWatch program. Admission is free but space is limited and registration is required. To register see Ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.

David Cahalan: Singer, songwriter and guitarist David Cahalan will perform at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.

Saturday, Jan. 9

Family Art Day: Kids and families of all ages can explore and create art from noon to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Make your very own art projects to take home and explore gallery spaces with an art scavenger hunt. All materials will be provided. Admission is free; registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. After registration, specific times will be set to limit number of participants to meet social distancing protocols. Call 541-772-8118 or see roguegallery.org.

Metal concert: Phenom, Disymbolic and Chains of Belmont will play a free metal show at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. Sixth St., Medford, 541-773-1900. Visit Johnny B’s on Facebook for more information.

Friday, Jan. 15

David Cahalan: Singer, songwriter and guitarist David Cahalan will perform at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.

Friday, Jan. 22

Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs, at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.

Saturday, Jan. 23

Historic Building Tour: The Southern Oregon Historical Society will host an open house of the historic former JCPenney building, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, located at the corner of Sixth Street and Central Avenue in Medford. SOHS will hold walk-throughs, along with a “Repurposing Sale” of excess office items, furniture and books. The Penney’s building opened in 1948, before the business moved to the Rogue Valley Mall in 1986. The building now serves as the regional headquarters for SOHS. All sale proceeds and donations will go toward SOHS programs, events, activities and exhibits. Masks are required, and social distancing will be enforced. For further information see www.sohs.org or call 541-773-6536.

Medford Cars and Coffee: Car enthusiasts can meet from 8 to 9:30 a.m. every Saturday at 2780 E. Barnett Road, Medford, near Starbucks and Mountain Mike’s Pizza. The group will not hold meetings in the event of rain or snowy weather. Find Medford Cars and Coffee on Facebook for further information. Facebook photo