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Earth Day 2021, Heritage Plant Sale, local live events: April 23

Activities for Rogue Valley Earth Day 2021 — An EcoQuest Adventure range from hiking in Oredson-Todd woods and Upper or Lower Table Rocks, to helping eliminate invasive plants, learning about home composting, soil types, or how to create a butterfly garden.
In Focus: Rogue Valley Earth Day 2021 — An EcoQuest Adventure

Take part in a COVID-safe “EcoQuest Adventure” featuring activities you can do in regional outdoor settings, at home and online during the 2021 Rogue Valley Earth Day celebration through Sunday, April 25. Activities range from hiking in Oredson-Todd woods and Upper or Lower Table Rocks, to helping eliminate invasive plants, learning about home composting, soil types, or how to create a butterfly garden. There also are presentations, crafts and more. Track your completed activities in the online EcoQuest app by submitting a photo or short field note, and earn a chance to win a raffle prize for each finished activity. Raffle prizes will be drawn on Monday, April 26. Prizes include an REI tent and backpack, ScienceWorks annual memberships, gift certificates to a variety of local shops and experiences, and more. For further information or to get started on the EcoQuest, see roguevalleyearthday.net.

In Focus: Heritage Plant Sale

The Southern Oregon Historical Society will hold its annual Hanley Heritage Plant Sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 24-25, at Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road, between Central Point and Jacksonville. More than 50 varieties will be offered, including lilacs, hellebores, columbine, peonies, iris, daylilies, herbs, rose bushes and green fig trees. Herbs, both plants and dried, as well as strawberries, tomatoes and other vegetables, also will be available. Many of the items were cultivated from plants, shrubs and trees on the historic farmhouse property. A raffle will be available for a 2-square-foot wall of succulents ready to hang. Tickets for the raffle are $2 for one, or $5 for three. Need not be present to win. Admission to the plant sale is free. All COVID-19 protocols will be followed, and masks are required. For further information, see sohs.org or call 541-773-6536.

Editor’s note: Because of changing 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.

Friday, April 23

JustaDuo: Alois Henderson and Albert Lee will perform easy listening pop and light rock at 5 p.m. Friday, April 23, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541-499-0449.

Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs at 5 p.m. Friday, April 23, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or see dancin.com.

Frankie Hernandez Band: Singer, songwriter and guitar and horn player Frankie Hernandez and his band will play a blend of soul, funk, Latin and reggae at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Steve Hopkins & Band of Brothers: Guitarist Steve Hopkins and his jazz group, Band of Brothers, will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, April 23, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

John Dabaco: Jazz pianist John Dabaco will perform standards and classics at 6 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, at the Hearsay Restaurant, Lounge and Garden, 40 S. First St., Ashland. See hearsayashland.com or call 541-625-0505.

Noisy Neighbor: Hear classic rock tunes when Noisy Neighbor performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.

John Dough Boys & Sucker Punch: The John Dough Boys band will play a mix of bluegrass and folk rock, and Sucker Punch also will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, April 23, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. Sixth St., Medford, 541-773-1900. There is a $10 cover. Visit Johnny B’s on Facebook for more information.

Saturday, April 24

Medford Cars & 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.

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. Masks are required while in the market. See growersmarket.org.

Lithia Artisans Market: More than 40 artisans display and sell handcrafted items from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through December along Calle Guanajuato, the pedestrian walkway behind the downtown plaza that runs next to Ashland Creek in Ashland. Safety measures will be in effect, masks are required, and social distancing will be enforced. Call 541-301-9811 or see lithiaartisansmarket.com

J Brothers: Brothers Mark and Scott Johnson will perform a mix of classic rock and pop at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Augustino Estate at The Big Red Barn, 16995 N. Applegate Road, Grants Pass. See augustinoestate.com or call 541-846-1881.

Grant Ruiz: Flamenco singer and guitarist Grant Ruiz will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.

Mark Charles Hill: Guitarist and singer Mark Charles Hill will play a mix of light rock, country and pop at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.

Bustin’ Out: High energy dance band Bustin’ Out — Richard Meyer, Gary Wade and Jerry Horton — will perform a mix of music from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s — from Santana to Charlie Daniels, at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Money Beats: The trio — singer and guitarist Sydney Williamson, Jeff Williamson on upright acoustic bass and rhythm instruments, and Emily Blesse on the electric piano — will perform a mix of classic rock and pop and their own original songs at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541499-0449.

Nick Garrett Powell: Guitarist and singer Nick Garrett Powell will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

Michal Palzewicz Trio: The trio — cellist and violinist Michal Palzewicz, guitarist Dan Sherrill, and percussionist Reed Bentley — will perform a blend of orginal and classic songs from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at La Baguette Music Café, 340 A St., Ashland. Tickets are $25 and are available online at eventbrite.com. Masks are required during the show, and social distancing protocols will be enforced. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For further details, see ashlandfolkcollective.com or call 541-482-0855.

Danielle Kelly Soul Project: Singer Danielle Kelly, guitarist Paul Turnipseed, drummer Matthew Kriemelman, bassist Richard Meyer and Gordon Greenley on sax will perform soul and oldies from Motown at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.

Step It Up N Go: Rock out to a night of music with Step It Up N Go at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. Sixth St., Medford, 541-773-1900. Visit Johnny B’s on Facebook for more information.

Sunday, April 25

Seth Hansson: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Seth Hansson will perform a mix of acoustic alternative, rock, and folk at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Josh Capeheart: Singer-songwriter Josh Capehart will perform a mix of original music and ’90s-contemporary rock covers at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at Walkabout Brewing Co., 921 Mason Way, Medford. See walkaboutbrewing.com or call 541-734-4677.

Sonido Alegre: The band — guitarist Charles Guy, violinist Linda Powers, bassist John Galloway and percussionist Theresa McCoy — will perform original music and select covers with Spanish flavors and flamenco flair at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541499-0449.

Mostly Harmless: The acoustic trio — bassist and vocalist Gary Dunsmoor, percussionist and vocalist Cathy Doris, and guitarist and vocalist Michael Wells — will perform an eclectic blend of popular music at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at Tap & Vine at 559, 559 Medford Center, Medford. See tapandvine559.com or call 541-500-1632.

Tuesday, April 27

Ashland 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 through Nov. 23, at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. Masks are required. Social distancing and safety measures are in place. See rvgrowersmarket.com.

Todd Sheaffer: The bluegrass duo of Todd Sheaffer, frontman of Railroad Earth, and Colorado songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chris Thompson of Coral Creek will perform at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at Stone Cold Hemp Farm, 13260 Highway 238, Jacksonville. Tickets are $50, and are available online at eventbrite.com. For further information, see liveoutfront.com/todd-chris-spring-tour.

Medicare presentation: Linda Clarkson and Melissa Mlasko of Futurity First Insurance Group will give a free presentation, “Medicare 101,” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Central Point Parks and Recreation, Building A, 405 S. Fourth St., Central Point. Presenters will review Medicare Part A and Part B, as well as Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans and Medicare Supplement health insurance plans. Participants also will learn how Medicare Part D prescription drug plans work and how to get help with the cost of prescription drugs. To register, call 541-973-2100 or email roguemedicare@ffig.com.

Wednesday, April 28

Creative Crafts: Adults are invited to join instructor Laura Hall-Jorgenson, who will show the basics of rock painting, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at the Jacksonville Community Center,

160 E. Main St., Jacksonville. All materials will be provided, and you’ll take home two finished rocks. Admission is $5, scholarships are available; registration is required. For further information and to register, see jacksonvillecommunitycenter.org/eventer. For questions, call 541-702-2585.

Highway Bound: The Country music trio featuring Erica Flynn on vocals, and guitarists Jimi and Alex Detweiler will perform at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Adam Gabriel: Singer and songwriter Adam Gabriel will perform acoustic Southern rock and soul music at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

Thursday, April 29

Medford Growers Market: Fresh and organic seasonal produce, crafts and food carts are available from local farms and vendors from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 18, in Hawthorne Park, corner of East Jackson and Hawthorne streets, Medford. Masks are required. Social distancing and safety measures are in place. See rvgrowersmarket.com.

Brothers Reed: Aaron Reed and Philip Reed will perform original acoustic pop, blues and folk at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Friday, April 30

Mostly Harmless: The acoustic trio — bassist and vocalist Gary Dunsmoor, percussionist and vocalist Cathy Doris, and guitarist and vocalist Michael Wells — will perform an eclectic blend of popular music at 5 p.m. Friday, April 30, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541-499-0449.

Danielle Kelly Jazz Duo: Singer Danielle Kelly and guitarist Paul Turnipseed will perform a mix of jazz styles at 5 p.m. Friday, April 30, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or see dancin.com.

Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.

Lane Norberg: Portland based singer-songwriter Lane Norberg will perform indie-folk and love songs at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.

Holly Gleason Trio: The singer, songwriter and guitarist, Holly Gleason, along with JD Berlingeri on bass and Jeff Judkins on mandolin, will perform original folk songs along with a few covers at 6 p.m. Friday, April 30, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

Perry Road: Guitarist Erica Flynn, bassist Mike Plane and drummer Randy Schoenauer will play rock and country at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford.

Saturday, May 1

Ashland Saturday Market: Fresh and organic seasonal produce, bakery items, artisan food, plants and other goods are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 30, along Oak Street in downtown Ashland. Social distancing and safety measures are in place. See rvgrowersmarket.com.

Ashland Take & Make: Teens can stop by the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., or the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., to pick up a “Stress Less” Journaling Take-and-Make kit during regular library hours, beginning Saturday, May 1, while supplies last. Kits include a composition notebook, gel pens, supplies to decorate the cover, and journaling prompts. Follow @jclsteens on Instagram for more prompts throughout May. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-6980 or 541-774-8679.

Central Point Take & Make: Children and their families can stop by the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St., to pick up a “Dried Flower Soap” Take-and-Make kit during regular library hours, beginning Saturday, May 1, while supplies last. Kits include all the supplies needed, and are recommended for kids 3 years and up. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-664-3228.

Phoenix Take & Make: Children and their families can stop by the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St., to pick up a “Funny Art Craft” Take-and-Make kit during regular library hours, beginning Saturday, May 1, while supplies last. Kits include all the supplies needed, and are recommended for kids 3 years and up. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-535-7090.

Talent Take & Make: Children and their families can stop by the Talent library, 101 Home St., to pick up a “Rock Cactus” Take-and-Make kit during regular library hours, beginning Saturday, May 1, while supplies last. Kits include all the supplies needed, and are recommended for kids 3 years and up. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-535-4163.

Lane Norberg: Portland based singer-songwriter Lane Norberg will perform indie-folk and love songs at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Mercy Duo: The soul, pop and R&B duo — singer Lynda Morrison and guitarist Dave Day — will perform at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.

Daniel Nickels: Guitarist and singer Daniel Nickels will perform ’90s rock and indie rock at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at Walkabout Brewing Co., 921 Mason Way, Medford. See walkaboutbrewing.com or call 541-734-4677.

Sunday, May 2

Medford Take & Make: Children and their families can stop by the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., to pick up a “Pop-up Mother’s Day Card” Take-and-Make kit during regular library hours, beginning Sunday, May 2, while supplies last. Kits include all the supplies needed, and are recommended for kids 5 years and up. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679.

Donnie MacFarlane: Portland-based Donnie MacFarlane will perform ’90s rock and indie rock at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at Walkabout Brewing Co., 921 Mason Way, Medford. See walkaboutbrewing.com or call 541-734-4677.

Watson House: Indie rock band Watson House — Daniel Nickels and Dave Collie — will perform covers of modern and classics songs at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Jared Gutridge: Acoustic guitarist Jared Gutridge (of rock band Blender) will perform a blend of indie rock and pop originals and covers at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at Tap & Vine at 559, 559 Medford Center, Medford. See tapandvine559.com or call 541-500-1632.

Monday, May 3

Gold Hill Take & Make: Children and their families can stop by the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St., to pick up a “May Fairy” Take-and-Make kit during regular library hours, beginning Monday, May 3, while supplies last. Kits include all the supplies needed to make a clothespin fairy to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, complete with an origami paper kimono, and are recommended for kids 3 years and up. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-855-1994.

White City Take & Make: Children and their families can stop by the White City library, 3143 Avenue C., to pick up a “Let’s Celebrate Cinco De Mayo” Take-and-Make kit during regular library hours, beginning Monday, May 3, while supplies last. Kits include all the supplies needed, as well as activity sheets and a related reading list, and are recommended for kids 5 years and up. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-864-8880.

Wednesday, May 5

‘Name That Car’ Game: Adults can join in a game of “Name That Car” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, in the Great Room at the Jacksonville Community Center, 160 E. Main St., Jacksonville. While a slideshow of classic cars from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s is shown on a screen, try to be the first to correctly identify the car. A time to share stories and experiences will follow the game. Admission is a $5 donation; registration is required. For further information and to register, see jacksonvillecommunitycenter.org/eventer. Register by 10 a.m. Sunday, May 2, to participate. Masks must be worn for the duration of the program and all COVID-19 safety guidelines will be enforced. For questions call 541-702-2585.

Sweetgrass: Ben Gaskin and his band will perform original songs blending Bluegrass, Hawaiian, folk and funk at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

David Cahalan: Singer, songwriter and guitarist David Cahalan will perform at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or see dancin.com.