‘Haunted History’ tour, live Rogue Valley music, markets and more: Oct. 8
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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. 8, at Pebblestone Cellars 1670 Pioneer Road, Talent. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information or call 541-245-3650.
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
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 email@example.com or call 541-488-5340.
Pet Adoption: Star Body Works will host a special SoHumane pet adoption day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Star Collision Center, 600 N. Central Ave., Medford. Meet dogs recently rescued on the Saving Train. These are healthy, adoptable dogs who have been overlooked or have run out of time or space at overcrowded shelters. Every dog will be up-to-date on routine vaccinations, flea and tick preventative, dewormed, microchipped and spayed/neutered before going home. Adoptable dogs can be viewed at sohumane.org; Saving Train dogs will be available to view beginning Friday, Oct. 8. For more information, call 541-779-3215.
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.
Ambrose & Galfano: The guitarist and composer Jon Galfano along with singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jen Ambrose, will perform classic rock and pop tunes at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.
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.
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.
Medford Railroad Park: The park, at 799 Berrydale Ave. on the corners of Table Rock Road and Berrydale Avenue in Medford, is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of every month April through October. Visitors can ride diesel trains and a motor car, see unique model railroad layouts and the Hogwarts Express, send and receive telegrams, tour historical railroad equipment and more. Also visit the park’s butterfly garden. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. See medfordoregon.gov, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-613-1638.
Harpo DeRoma: Harmonica player Harpo DeRoma will perform Delta and country-style blues at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Todd Snider: Americana alt-rock folk singer Todd Snider will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at this historic Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass. Tickets are $40 and are available online at roguetheatre.org or by calling 541-471-1316.
Take & Make: Kids and their families can stop by any JCLS branch to pick up a take-and-make craft kit during select dates. 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 and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar, 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.
Danielle Kelly Jazz Duo: Singer Danielle Kelly and guitarist Paul Turnipseed will perform a mix of jazz styles at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at The Rogue Grape, 515 Bigham Knoll Drive, Jacksonville. See www.theroguegrape.com or call 541-842-8416.
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 email@example.com or call 541-488-4420.
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.
Social Benefit Dance Club: Dance to music performed by Darren Kuykendall at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. You do not need a partner to participate. Admission is $5-$6. Call 541-727-7070.
Intro to Field Sketching: Instructor and artist Deb Van Poolen will share how to use a tool called a “viewfinder” to draw the basic shape of plants and trees from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Sketch and photograph the plants in the field, then head to tables to create finished drawings in pencil, pen, watercolor pencils, or markers. Registration required. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-6980.
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. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.
Southern Oregon Jazz Orchestra: The 18-piece big band will play music for listening and dancing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.
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.
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.
Rogue Valley Transportation District: RVTD will present “RVTD Tips for Transportation,” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in Room 7 at the Santo Community Center, 701 N. Columbus Ave., Medford. Learn everything you need to know about riding the bus and get a bus pass for six free rides. Admission is free, registration required. For further information and to register see playmedford.com or call 541-774-2400.
Shine Swing Trio: The jazz trio, led by Steve Shine, will perform Grateful Dead covers at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Bloomsbury Blends, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. See bloomsburyblends.com or call 541-708-0608.
David Cahalan: Singer, songwriter and guitarist David Cahalan will perform at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.
Lily Jo’s Revolution: The trio, Lily Jo’s Revolution, will perform plugged in acoustic soulful originals along with select covers at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.
Singer-Songwriter Showcase: Jen Ambrose and Rick Millward will perform original songs, accompany each other and create an up-close-and-personal experience of how songwriters create music, from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
The Roadsters: Guitarists James Fletcher and Joe Carnes, bassist Billy Boy Santos, percussionists Annette Marie Fortino and Jerry Horton, and keyboardist Elena Shpatenko-Fletcher will play a mix of country, oldies, classic rock and pop at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Dmitri Matheny Group: Flugelhornist, composer and recording artist Dmitri Matheny, along with guitarist Ed Dunsavage, bassist Garrett Baxter and drummer Theresa McCoy, will perform lyrical-style jazz at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Tickets are $30 and are available online at grizzlypeakwinery.com. For more information call 541-482-5700.
Tutunov Piano Series: The Tutunov Piano Series will open its 10th anniversary season with a concert by violinist Fritz Gearhart, and pianist Alexander Tutunov, who will perform selected works by Beethoven and Prokofiev, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, in the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The program will include: Beethoven’s Sonata for Piano and Violin N. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 12 No. 3; Prokofiev’s Five Melodies for Violin and Piano, Op. 35 bis; Beethoven’s Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 No. 2. Admission is $25, $20 for livestream link to watch at home. Masks are required; attendees must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVD-19 test at the door. Livestream link will be emailed the day of the concert. For tickets see oca.sou.edu or call 541-552-6348.