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Rogue Valley livestreams, virtual events: Nov. 5

Brody Richardson, a member of the Yurok tribe, carries a torch as he takes part in a cultural training burn on the Yurok reservation in Weitchpec, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. See Cultural Presentation listing below. Associated Press photo
In Focus: 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.

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

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. 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, help make decisions on programming and displays in the teen library, make crafts 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.

Women of Botany History Presentation

Lucretia Weems, Jackson County Master Gardener and member of Ashland Garden Club, will present “Heroines in the History of Botany, 1650-1850” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, via Zoom. The women who shaped the emerging field of Botany led remarkable lives. They traveled, collected, classified, and published seminal contributions to the field against all odds. Who were they? Learn more about these fascinating forgotten women. 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.

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.

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.

Employee Rights Presentation

Legal Aid Services of Oregon will offer a bilingual presentation, “Employee Rights: Know Your Rights Conversations,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, via Zoom. Learn about legal protections and common infringement of rights in the workplace for agricultural workers. This will be presented in both English and Spanish. 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.