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Recovery Festival, live Rogue valley music, autumn and Halloween events & more: Oct. 15

Medford police Cpl. Joshua Schilder talks with people who have beaten addiction during a softball practice before the 2019 Recovery Festival. MT file photo. See listing below
In Focus: Recovery Festival:

The annual Recovery Festival — an event that celebrates addiction recovery and first-responders — organized by the addictions recovery nonprofit ROC Recovery Center will be held Friday through Sunday, Oct. 15-17, at U.S. Cellular Community Park, 300 Lowry Lane, Medford. The event will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with a double elimination softball tournament featuring eight softball teams, composed of local police, local fire departments and Southern Oregonians in addiction recovery groups. On Saturday,from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. the festival continues with more softball games, and family activities including a Family Fun Zone, carnival games and prizes and dozens of outreach and health and wellness organizations. At 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, a community faith service will include a worship service hosted by pastor Doug Gould, the nonprofit’s executive director, and feature musical guest Frankie Hernandez. Softball semifinals begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, a championship game is scheduled for 3 p.m. with awards and a raffle for prizes that include a Microsoft Surface laptop. For further details see rocrecoverycenter.org, email at rocrecoverycenter@gmail.com or call 541-200-3000.

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. 15

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. 15, at Rogue Grape, 515 Bigham Knoll Drive, Jacksonville. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

Sonido Alegre: The band guitarist Charles Guy, violinist Linda Powers, bassist John Galloway and percussionist Nick Heilbrunn — will perform original music and select covers with Spanish flavors and flamenco flair at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Trium Wines Tasting Room, 203 E. Main Street, Talent. See triumwines.com or call 541-625-9100.

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.

Pinsky and Phil: Guitar and harmonica duo David Pinsky and Phil Newton will play original ‘60s-style Chicago blues duets at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Schmidt Family Vineyards, 330 Kubli Road, Grants Pass, Admission is free. See sfvineyards.com or call 541-846-9985.

Connor Reese: Singer-songwriter Connor Reese will perform a blend of witty originals and quirky reimaginings of classic tunes at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541-499-0449.

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.

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.

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, Oct. 15, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

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.

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.

Nick Garrett Powell: Guitarist and singer Nick Garrett Powell, lead singer of the acoustic duo The Fret Drifters, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Downtown Market Co., 123 W. Main St., Medford. See downtownmarketco.com or call 541-973-2233.

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; and 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.

Saturday, Oct. 16

Low-cost pet vaccines: Make an appointment for your pet to get vaccinated and licensed at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix, on Saturday, Oct. 16. This drive-thru, appointment-only clinic is open to dogs and cats, as well as puppies and kittens. Vaccinations available for dogs are rabies and distemper/parvo booster. Vaccinations available for cats are rabies and distemper/rhino/calici booster. No nail trimming done. Pet owners must call the shelter by Friday, Oct. 15, to schedule. All dogs six months of age and older are required by law to be vaccinated for rabies and licensed. Distemper/parvo vaccinations are $15 each; rabies vaccinations are $10 each. License fees vary based on the dog’s neuter/spay status and length of licensing selected, and discounts are available for veterans and seniors 62 and older. This is a cash-only clinic, with the exception of license fees, and all pets must be in good health. Pets that are on antibiotics, in heat or on cortisone products cannot be vaccinated. All dogs six months of age and older are required by law to be vaccinated for rabies and licensed. Call 541-774-6654.

Auto Europa Ashland Car Club: People interested in European classic and exotic cars can meet from 8 to 10 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at Water Street Café, 10 Water St., Ashland. The club often goes on cruises to various locations throughout the valley. For further details, see AutoEuropaAshland.com.

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

‘Invasive to Creative’: Southern Oregon University Environmental Education grad students will present “Local Color: Invasive to Creative” about Himalayan blackberries from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 16, at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Learn about the invasive species of blackberry and its impacts on the local ecosystem. Help to removes this plant and turn it into natural dyes, which will be used to decorate a variety of materials. Admission is free, registration is required. To register or for further information, see ashlandparksandrec.org, email at parksinfo@ashland.or.us or call 541-488-5340.

Fall Antiques and Vintage Sale: The Fall Medford Armory Antiques and Vintage sale to benefit the local nonprofit Dogs for Better Lives will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Antique and vintage dealers from five states will offer everything from furniture and lighting fixtures to artwork, jewelry, books and toys, rare slot machines and gambling-related items, Western Americana, Native American art and much more. Antique doll repair and restoration will be offered by Linda Lee Sutton. The Jacksonville Museum Quilters Guild will have a display and offer demonstrations. Admission is $6. Twenty percent of proceeds from admission, as well as funds raised from a 50-50 drawing, will go to Dogs For Better Lives. Call 530-241-4063 or see tbcashows.info/medford.

Author Book Signing: Local author Laurie Easter will hold a book signing for her debut book, “All the Leavings,” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Rebel Heart Books, 157 W California St, Jacksonville. See rebelheartbooks.com or call 541-702-2665.

Sonny K: Ukulele player Sonny Kanahele will play a variety of contemporary and island-style ukulele music at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541-499-0449.

Wild & Blue: The Southern Oregon based trio Wild & Blue will perform acoustic renditions of classic old-time country, gospel and light rock tunes at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.

Pacifica: Vocalist Alissa Weaver, guitarist and vocalist Jack Fischer, and drummer Michael Whipple will perform at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission is $5. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

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 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Cool Cat Funk: The band Cool Cat Funk will perform psychedelic rock and funk with a twist at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $10-$25 at the door. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.

Sunday, Oct. 17

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.

Joshua Paul: Guitarist and singer Joshua Paul will perform a blend of Americana, rock, country, and blues at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at Walkabout Brewing Co., 921 Mason Way, Medford. See walkaboutbrewing.com or call 541-734-4677.

David Barnes: The Southern Oregon singer and guitarist, David Barnes, will perform at 3 p.m. Sundays in the wine garden at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at Pebblestone Cellars, 1670 Pioneer Road, Phoenix. See pebblestonecellars.com or call 541-512-1704.

Pinsky: Singer, songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player David Pinsky will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541-499-0449.

A Band of Brothers: Vocalist Megan Baker, guitarist and vocalist Steve Hopkins, bassist John Lingafelter, and Nevin Van Manen on keys will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Rod Petrone: The classical guitarist will play a mix of instrumentals from Brazil, Latin America and France, along with his own arrangements of Italian compositions at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Monday, Oct. 18

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 maintenance 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.

Clayton Joseph Scott: Singer-songwriter Clayton Joseph Scott will perform at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at The Rogue Grape, 515 Bigham Knoll Drive, Jacksonville. See theroguegrape.com or call 541-842-8416.

Tuesday, Oct. 19

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 20

Casual Memoir Writing: Learn how to write and complete a short memoir of a specific memory in one sitting using a simple method from 10:30 a.m to

12:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Central Point Library, 116 S. Third St. Writing samples and supplies will be provided. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-664-3228.

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. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or 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 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

Thursday, Oct. 21

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.

Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman: Classical and flamenco guitarist Grant Ruiz and jazz guitarist Dan Fellman will join forces to perform at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Bloomsbury Blends, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. See bloomsburyblends.com or call 541-708-0608.

Celtic Music: A company of musicians will perform acoustic traditional Irish tunes at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.

Pub Trivia: Family-friendly games of trivia are available from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at 4 Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main St., Medford. Participation is free, and there are prizes for winning teams. Call 541-779-4455.

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas: Master of the Scottish fiddle Alasdair Fraser and Celtic cello virtuosa Natalie Haas will perform traditional and original tunes at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Fraser has a concert and recording career spanning over 30 years, with a long list of awards, accolades, radio and television credits, and feature performances on top movie soundtracks, including “The Last of the Mohicans” and “Titanic.” In 2011, he was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame. Haas, a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, is one of the most sought after cellists in traditional music today. Tickets are $25. Proof of full vaccination or recent negative COVID test will be required at the door. Masks must be worn. To reserve a ticket email at seats@cagefreeconcerts.com or see https://cagefreemusician.com/events. For more information call 541-482-5700.

Friday, Oct. 22

Adam Gabriel: Singer and songwriter Adam Gabriel will perform acoustic Southern rock and soul music at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541-499-0449.

Not Too Shabby: Singer Lisa Yriarte, guitarist Pete Brown and drummer Mike Fitch will play a mix of pop, blues, R&B and contemporary hits at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.

Sonny K: Ukulele player Sonny Kanahele will play a variety of contemporary and island-style ukulele music at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Trium Wines Tasting Room, 203 E. Main Street, Talent. See triumwines.com or call 541-625-9100.

Anthony Cusenza: Acoustic artist Anthony Cusenza, aka. Ras Cricket, will perform at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Schmidt Family Vineyards, 330 Kubli Road, Grants Pass, Admission is free. See sfvineyards.com or call 541-846-9985.

David Cahalan: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Cahalan will perform at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

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, Oct. 22, at Downtown Market Co., 123 W. Main St., Medford. See downtownmarketco.com or call 541-973-2233.

The Reverberays: Chico Cornell, Hefe Rodriguez, Guapo Chuzman and Fia Stone will perform a mix of classic instrumental surf rock and surf-inspired standards that feature vocals, as well as obscure covers and originals, at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.

The Girls: Shae Celine, Jennifer Davis, Jade Chavis, Greg Frederick, Dirk Price and Christo Pallani will perform songs from the ’80s and ’90s, powerhouse ballads and rock classics at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Bayer Family Estate Winery, 11663 Agate Road, Eagle Point. See bayerfamilyestate.com or call 541-826-8953.

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. Friday, Oct. 22, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Oktoberstock : Jen Ambrose, Jon Galfano, John Morrison and special guest Scott Chase will perform the music of Woodstock at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Walkabout Brewing Co., 921 Mason Way, Medford. See walkaboutbrewing.com or call 541-734-4677.

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