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Live Rogue Valley music, outdoor markets and more: Oct. 1

Children decorate miniature pumpkins at Hanley Farm's annual Scarecrow Festival. SOHS photo.

Editor’s note: Masks are required in all indoor public spaces and at large outdoor gatherings in Oregon. Check with all venues listed in Tempo to confirm events.

Friday, Oct. 1

Soundwalk: Britt Festival Orchestra will present “Ellen Reid Soundwalk,” a free interactive musical experience in and around Jacksonville, through Oct. 15. Performed in part by members of the BFO, “Soundwalk” is a GPS-enabled public art work that uses music to illuminate the natural environment. This installment is tailor-made for Jacksonville, created to encourage calm reflection and introspection. To participate, download the free Ellen Reid Soundwalk app (ellenreidsoundwalk.com/download) to your smartphone, then install “The Britt Festival Orchestra Soundwalk,” put on headphones, press play, and explore parts of Jacksonville on foot or by car to discover diverse musical elements in various locations around the town and surrounding trail systems. In addition to classical, music styles in “Soundwalk” include electronic, jazz and pop. Every person’s experience will be different as they choose their own path based on a map built into the app. For more information, see brittfest.org.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Naumes Suncrest Winery 1950 Suncrest Road Talent. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

Modern Prometheus Jazz Company: The modern jazz group — bassist Jerry Burke Perez, guitarist John Johns, percussionists Mike Fitch and Tom Stamper, and Adam Harris on sax — will perform improvisational jazz at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Bloomsbury Blends, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Art work by Tom Stamper and Mike Fitch will also be on display. See bloomsburyblends.com or call 541-708-0608.

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, Oct. 1, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or see dancin.com.

Adam Gabriel: Singer and songwriter Adam Gabriel will perform acoustic Southern rock and soul music at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Schmidt Family Vineyards, 330 Kubli Road, Grants Pass, Admission is free. See sfvineyards.com or call 541-846-9985.

Blades of Grass: The band —guitarist Kathryn Casternovia, Jef Ramsey on mandolin, Fred Mayer on viola, and Bob Rawlings on stand-up bass — will perform a mix of Bluegrass, vintage county and Texas swing at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Danielle Kelly Jazz Duo: Singer Danielle Kelly and guitarist Paul Turnipseed will perform a mix of jazz styles at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com.

Jazz & Samba: Dance along to jazz and samba music at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com.

Broadway Phil and the Shouters: Singer and harmonica player Phil Newton, guitarist Leonard Griffie, bassist Gary Davis and drummer David Mathieu will perform a blend of West Coast blues, R&B and roots rock at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

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.

Clayton Joseph Scott: Singer-songwriter Clayton Joseph Scott will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Downtown Market Co., 123 W. Main St., Medford. See downtownmarketco.com or call 541-973-2233.

Saturday, Oct. 2

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.

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

Medford Cars & Coffee: Car enthusiasts can meet from 9 to 10:30 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.

Lithia Artisans Market: More than 40 artisans display and sell handcrafted items from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through October, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, November 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. Any closures or postponement announcements will be made on the Lithia Artisans Market Facebook page. Call 808-303-2826 or see lithiaartisansmarket.com

Historic Cemetery Presentation: Docents will present “Snake Oils and Sound Practice: Successes, Failures and Antidotes of Pioneer Medicine” along with a short walking tour to grave sites relating to the topic, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the historic Jacksonville Cemetery. The cemetery is located at the top of the Cemetery Road where you will meet your docents and parking is available. The guided tours are free, although donations are always appreciated. Masks are required and presenters ask that you keep social distancing in mind. Call 541 826-9939 or see friendsjvillecemetery.org.

Scarecrow Festival: The Southern Oregon Historical Society will host its 10th annual Scarecrow Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2-3, at the Historic Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point. Everything you need to build an authentic, straw-filled scarecrow, will be provided in a scarecrow kit. Scarecrow kits are $15. Kits, including straw, can be purchased at the farm and made at home. For those who want to make a scarecrow without the mess of straw, there will be complete “hanger scarecrow” kits available for $10. Also look for children’s games and a variety of activities. Admission to the farm and children’s activities is free. Enter your scarecrow in the People’s Choice contest, or take it home right away. Contest award winners will be featured on the SOHS website and social media pages. Visitors must wear a mask at all times. All CDC COVID guidelines will be enforced. See sohs.org, email at info@sohs.org, or call 541-773-6536.

Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Association: The group will hold a family-friendly public jam session and dance from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Phoenix Grange, 209 N. Main St., Phoenix. Acoustic musicians are welcome to sit in and play, and dancing is encouraged. Admission is by optional donation. Call 541-779-8145 or see ootfa4.org.

Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Augustino Estate at The Big Red Barn, 16995 N. Applegate Road, Grants Pass. See augustinoestate.com or call 541-846-1881.

Mike Brons: Grants Pass guitarist and singer Mike Brons will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Schmidt Family Vineyards, 330 Kubli Road, Grants Pass, Admission is free. See sfvineyards.com or call 541-846-9985.

Joshua Paul: Guitarist and singer Joshua Paul will perform a blend of Americana, rock, country, and blues at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.

Janus Jazz Quartet: Pianist Thor Polson, bassist Dave Miller, percussionist Theresa McCoy, and Adam Harris on saxophone, will perform an all-ages concert of new, progressive originals, as well as seldom heard masterpieces written by well-known jazz composers, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at La Baguette Music Café, 340 A St., Ashland. Admission is $20, by reservation only. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. For reservations or further information see labaguettemusiccafe.com or call 541-482-0855.

Sunday, Oct. 3

Jacksonville Farmers Market: The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Sunday through October on the grounds of the Historic Jacksonville Courthouse, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. You’ll find local produce, fresh baked goods, naturally raised beef, local seafood, beverages, treats, prepared foods, arts, crafts and live music. Live music is performed from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Find jville.market on Facebook for updates and further information.

Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman: Classical and flamenco guitarist Grant Ruiz and jazz guitarist Dan Fellman will join forces to perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Tim Church: Guitarist Tim Church will play a mix of classical, jazz and Brazilian instrumentals at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Michael Angelo Batio — Speed Kills Tour: See world-famous fast guitarist Michael Angelo Batio at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. Sixth St., Medford. See jbsmedford.com for ticket information or call 458-226-2722.

Monday, Oct. 4

Take & Make: Kids and their families can pick up a take-and-make craft kit during select dates using the front door service of the library. Each library branch offers a unique craft for every age group, from preschoolers to adults, and all need supplies are included in the kit. For details, see jcls.org or call the library branch in your area.

Get There Challenge: The Rogue Valley Transportation District will host the 2021 “Get There Challenge” from Monday, Oct. 4, through Saturday, Oct. 16. Look for a variety of activities including bike rides/walks, bike safety inspections, basic bicycle maintance and repair workshops, walking history lectures and more. For details and more information on specific events see rvtd.org/way-to-go/events-and-campaigns/get-there-challenge or call 541-779-5821.

Paul Schmeling Band: The Paul Schmeling Band will perform jazz standards from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at Martino’s Restaurant and Lounge, 58 E. Main St., Ashland. Email at artymorlan@gmail.com or call 541-488-4420.

Tuesday, Oct. 5

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

Medford Senior Center Bingo: The Medford Senior Center will host Bingo games for adults at 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday at the Medford Senior Center, 510 East Main St.; $8 for six cards for 10 games. Must be 18 or older to participate. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. For further details on the games or for a full listing of activities and services available, see medfordseniorcenter.org.

Applegate Evening Market: Shop local directly from area farmers, artisans, and crafters, and hear live music by regional artists from 5 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday through Sept. 29, at Electric Gardens Flower Farm, 8035 Highway 238, Jacksonville. See applegateeveningmarket.com or call 541-761-6502.

Shae Celine: Singer Shae Celine will perform covers of popular music, jazz standards and torch songs at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.

OSF Wednesday Concert: Oregon-based group Flamenco Pacifico — guitarist and composer Berto Boyd, guitarist and singer Grant Ruiz, dancer and percussionist Melissa Cruz, percussionist Terry Longshore, fretless bass player Randy Tico and dancer Elena Villa — will perform original music and song from the south of Spain at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, on the outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre stage at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus. Tickets are $15. Masks are required; attendees must also present proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. For tickets and further information, see osfashland.org or call the OSF box office at 800-219-8161.

Thursday, Oct. 7

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.

Adam Gabriel & The Cavaliers: Adam Gabriel and The Cavaliers will perform acoustic Southern rock and soul music at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at Bloomsbury Blends, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. See bloomsburyblends.com or call 541-708-0608.

Flight of (Short) Films: The Ashland Independent Film Festival will team up with Long Walk Vineyard to offer a screening of “spooky” short films from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at Long Walk Vineyard, 1800 N. Valley View Road, Ashland. This selection of short films has been curated by the Killer Valley Horror Film Festival, an annual event in Southern Oregon. The creepy and crafty films have been picked specifically for the Halloween season; they are not gory, but are short films examining traditional motif and themes, like a stop-action Iranian film about a vampire, selections by local filmmakers and films from previous Ashland Independent Film Festivals. Tickets are $30 and includes five wine pours. Proof of vaccination is required, and masks must be worn. For tickets see aiffflight2.eventive.org. For questions or further information see ashlandfilm.org email at info@ashlandfilm.org or call 541-488-3823.

Shakey Graves Was Here: The band, led by front man Graves — aka Alejandro Rose-Garcia — will perform a blend of blues, folk, country and rock and roll at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 S. First St., Jacksonville. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sierra Farrell will open the show. Tickets are $44 for reserved seating, $39 for lawn seating, and $29 for ages 12 and younger. Gates open at 6 p.m. Masks are required; attendees must also present proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 36 hours of entry to the Britt grounds. Tickets can be purchased at brittfest.org, at the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford, or by calling 800-882-7488.

Friday, Oct. 8

Preschool Puppet Theatre: Join Sammy Salmon and friends as they discover the wonders of our natural world at 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of each month (Oct. 8) on the lawn in front of the North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $10. A short environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show and playtime. A craft or hands-on activity will follow. No late seating is allowed. For further information see ashlandparksandrec.org, email at parksinfo@ashland.or.us or call 541-488-5340.

Allison Scull and Victor Martin: Singer-songwriter and guitarist Allison Scull and sax player Victor Martin will play a mix of folk, jazz, blues and pop, along with Scull singing some of her original songs in French at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.

The Jim Quinby: Musician Jim Quinby will perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.

Kevin Conness: San Francisco-based Kevin Conness will perform a mix American roots, soul, blues and R&B at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.

Danielle Kelly Soul Project: Singer Danielle Kelly, guitarist Paul Turnipseed, drummer Nick Kirby, bassist Richard Meyer and Gordon Greenley on sax will perform soul and oldies from Motown at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Haunted History Tour: Costumed docents will lead an hour-long “Haunted History” tour, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8-9, in downtown Jacksonville. Guests will be introduced to some of the town’s historic buildings along with the restless ghosts and spirits who still occupy them. The 7 and 7:30 p.m. courthouse tour features stories of brothels, epidemics and hangings. The 7:15 and 7:45 p.m. Britt Hill tour shares tales of arson, saloons and Oregon’s first Chinatown. The walking tours are not your “typical” ghost tours with special effects but are history tours about real hauntings resulting from past events. Tours are $10, and reservations are required. Reservations must be made on-line at historicjacksonville.org/haunted-history-tours, no later than 4 p.m. on the day of the tour. Tours leave from the Jacksonville Visitors Center at the corner of N. Oregon and C streets. Masks are required. Proceeds go to the maintenance of Jacksonville’s historic buildings. Call 541-245-3650 for reservations. For additional information see historicjacksonville.org or email at info@historicjacksonville.org for information or call 541-245-3650.

Barnstormer’s Vintage Fair: Find antiques, vintage wares, shabby chic home and garden decor, hand made items, architectural salvage, gifts and more from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. Admission is $12-$5, prices based on date and time. Children 12 and younger get in free. For tickets and further information see barnstormersvintagefair.com.

Saturday, Oct. 9

Beginning Bird Language: Learn how to interpret the vocalizations and behaviors of songbirds with birder and naturalist Collette Streight from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 9, at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission $12, registration is required. Program is intended for ages 16 and older. To register or for further information see ashlandparksandrec.org, email at parksinfo@ashland.or.us or call 541-488-5340.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center 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.

Long Walk Vineyard Rogue Valley Farm to School Benefit: Long Walk Vineyard will team up with Rogue Valley Farm to School for a monthly benefit featuring estate wine from Long Walk, assorted tapas prepared by Deanna Waters-Senf featuring locally sourced seasonal ingredients, and a presentation of RVF2S programs, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, at 1800 N. Valley View Road, Ashland. Tickets are $25. All proceeds to benefit RVF2S. For further information, see rvfarm2school.org or call 541-778-7356.

Living Loving Led: Led Zeppelin tribute band — singer Natasha Lee Neece, guitarist Anthony Cusenza, bassist Mike Thompkins-Pugh, and drummer Michael Saint John — will perform covers at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Bayer Family Estate Winery, 11663 Agate Road, Eagle Point. See bayerfamilyestate.com or call 541-826-8953.

Salsa Brava!: The ensemble — Christina Marsilia on vocals and flute, John Mazzei on keys, Jeff Addicot on bass, Mike Fitch and Theresa McCoy on percussion, Chris Pearson on alto sax and Joe Fascilla on trumpet — will perform salsa, Latin, merengue, cumbia, bachata and cha cha music from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. A beginning salsa dance lesson, provided by Saraleno Dance Company, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wine, food and beverages will be available for purchase, a food truck will also be on-site. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, available online through eventbrite.com, $20 at the door, $10 for children ages 7 to 13, and free for kids 6 and younger. Cash only for door admission. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.