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Oregon Wine Experience, Rogue Valley livestreams: Oct. 1

Oregon Wine Experience is virtual this year. See listing below. 123RF photo.
Recurring events

Southern Oregon Willamette Writers

The writing group will hold a virtual discussion group at 8 p.m. every Wednesday via Zoom. All writers are invited to participate. Registration required. To register or for further information see willamettewriters.org. After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Ashland seniors activities

A variety of virtual activities and services are available to adults 50 and older Mondays through Fridays through the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. See ashlandseniorservices.org or call 541-488-5342 for full listings.

Native plants garden tour

Take a virtual tour through 11 gardens to explore trees, shrubs, perennials and wildflowers that are native to our area at jacksoncountymga.org/native-plants-garden-tour. Included are an eco-restoration garden, a permaculture mini-farm, a small urban garden and more. Admission is free; donations to the Jackson County Master Gardeners Association will be accepted. For more information, call 541-227-1358.

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.

October events

Queer Coffee House

The social group for LGBTQ+ communities and their allies meets from 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday (Oct. 2) of each month via Zoom. Ashland Librarian Elanna Erhardt will facilitate group introductions. Bring a list of your recent favorite books, movies, and/or podcasts, and share what projects or crafts you’re working on. To register, see jcls.libcal.com. For further information, email at EErhardt@jcls.org.

Books at Noon

This readers’ group discusses various books and offer suggestions for new reads at noon the first Tuesday (Oct. 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 from 2 to 3:15 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. The book to be discussed on Tuesday, Oct. 5, will be “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. To register or further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar, or call 541-826-3313. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Windows in Time — local history lecture

As part of the free “Windows in Time” lecture series, Todd Kepple, manager of the Klamath County Museum, will present “The Amazing Journey of Leonard Case and The Execution of Captain Jack” at noon Wednesday, Oct. 6, via Zoom. For nearly 150 years, historians have been studying the Modoc Indian War, which occurred in the Klamath Basin in 1872-73. Only recently was it learned that a millionaire living in Cleveland, Ohio, traveled halfway across the country to witness the execution of four Modoc warriors at the conclusion of the war. Factors that led millionaire Leonard Case — who kept a journal of his journey, including key details of the days and hours leading up the executions — to travel by train, stagecoach and carriage to Fort Klamath will be examined in this program. Registration is required. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register. The program will be recorded for later viewing on JCLS’ YouTube channel.

Medford Teen Advisory Group

Motivated teens in grades 7 to 12 can meet virtually to brainstorm ideas, discuss books and movies, make crafts, and make the decisions on programming and displays and more at 4:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month (Oct. 12), via Zoom. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you.

Medford Library Book Chat

Discuss selected books with others in this reading group at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month, via Zoom. The book to be discussed on Tuesday,

Oct. 12, will be “Counting by 7s” by Holly Goldberg Sloan. To register and reserve a copy of the book of the month, see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-535-7090. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

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. On Friday, Oct. 15, the book to be discussed will be “Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. 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. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Killer Valley Horror Film Festival

The annual Killer Valley Horror Film Festival, based in Ashland, will be held virtually again this year. The festival will be held Fridays through Sundays, Oct. 15-31. Founded in 2007, The Killer Valley Horror Film Festival is a showcase for independent and underground horror/fantasy film makers. See killervalleyhorrorfilmfestival.com.

Diverse Reads Book Club

This readers club for kids ages 12 to 18 will meet at 4:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, via Zoom to discuss stories that take us out of our own experiences and into the perspective of how others see the world. On Tuesday, Oct. 19, the book to be discussed will be “Frankly in Love” by David Yoon. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Business Book Discussion Group

This monthly book discussion group of business owners, nonprofit leaders and entrepreneurs will meet at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month, via Zoom to discuss works by pioneering authors on resilience. The topic to be discussed on Wednesday, Oct. 20, will be storytelling and branding. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you.

Brain Books Discussion Group

The adult reading group will meet from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month via Zoom. On Tuesday, Oct. 26, the book to be discussed will be “Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know” by Adam Grant. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Teen Trivia

Teens can join in a live game of general knowledge trivia using Zoom and the Kahoot platform at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27. 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. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.