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Rogue Valley livestreams, virtual events: Oct. 29

Gypsy Soul will perform a Halloween livestream. See listing below.
In Focus: Gypsy Soul

Folk, soul and roots duo Cilette Swann and Roman Morykit will perform a special Halloween livestream concert as part of their ongoing “Front Row with Gypsy Soul” series at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. A pre-show will start at 5:45 p.m. featuring videos of the duo recording their live DVD at The Triple Door in Seattle, Washington. The duo will perform a mix of originals and covers during the hour/hour-and-a-half-long show, “that promises to be steamy and punky... or even funky,” according to Swann. The concert is available to be livestreamed via Facebook, YouTube and Twitch, and on the Gypsy Soul website (gypsysoul.com). The show is a “pay-what-you-want” basis. Once at the duo’s website, you will find a “virtual tip jar,” where you can use PayPal or a credit card to start the show. You do not have to sign up for anything unless you would like to be sent a reminder for the concert or you’d like to be part of the chat/comments during the concert.

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.

November events

Books at Noon

This readers’ group discusses various books and offer suggestions for new reads at noon the first Tuesday (Nov. 2) 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, Nov. 2, will be “The Wife Between Us” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. 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, historian and lecturer Jeff LaLande will present “Oregon’s Least-Known Mountains: The Human and Natural History of the Klamath/Siskiyou Ranges” at noon Wednesday, Nov. 3, via Zoom. The Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains, which begin just to the west of the Bear Creek Valley and extend to the Pacific Ocean, make up the southwestern-most corner of Oregon, and they extend southward into adjacent California. This presentation will address the rugged geography, the complex geological history, and the stunning biological diversity of Oregon’s least known mountains. Past human activities that were once significant within the still-remote terrain also will be included in the discussion. 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.

Queer Coffee House

The social group for LGBTQ+ communities and their allies meets from 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday (Nov. 6) 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.

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 (Nov. 9), 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 when you register.

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, Nov. 9, will be “A Game of Ghosts” by John Connolly. 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.

Cultural Presentation

University of California-Davis professor Beth Rose Middleton Manning and Oregon State University professor Chris Adlam will present “Keepers of the Flame: Indigenous Burning Practices and the Future of Land Management” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, via Zoom. The professors will talk on cultural burning as a restorative practice with multiple co-benefits for land, water and human communities. They also will discuss the ecological and socio-political importance of supporting cultural burning practices, share lessons learned from collaborative cultural burning workshops and reflect on current opportunities and challenges facing cultural burning practitioners in both California and Oregon. Admission is free; registration is required. To register, see tinyurl.com/NovEvent2021.

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, Nov. 16, the book to be discussed will be “ This Place: 150 Years Retold” by Kateri Akiwenzi-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Michell and Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley. 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, Nov. 17, will be inclusive organizational culture. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-774-8679. 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, Nov. 19, the book to be discussed will be “Firekeeper’s Daughter” by Angeline Boulley. 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.

Tween Book Club

This readers club for kids ages 11 to 18 will meet at 2 p.m. the third Saturday of each month, via Zoom. On Saturday, Nov. 20, the book to be discussed will be “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins. 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.

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, Nov. 23, the book to be discussed will be “The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous” by Joseph Henrich. 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. Tuesday, Nov. 23 . 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.