Live Rogue Valley music, markets and more: Dec. 3
Editor’s note: Masks are required in all indoor public spaces in Oregon. Check with all venues listed in Tempo to confirm events.
Rogue World Music Soundwalk: The city of Ashland and the Ashland Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Rogue World Music to create a winter soundwalk. The Soundwalk, a curated audio track featuring music from cultures around the world, will guide listeners through the festive downtown Ashland cityscape along a set path of visual installations from Friday, Nov. 26, to Jan 6. The map for the Winter SoundWalk, with each installation point marked, is available for download/printing, and viewing online. Participation is free. For further information, including the soundwalk map and audio streaming or download instructions, see rogueworldmusic.org/soundwalk.
Gold Hill Book Sale: The Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St., will hold a Christmas book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3. Proceeds help fund library programs, activities and collections. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-855-1994.
Spanish Language Group: English speakers with at least an intermediate knowledge of Spanish can at 11 a.m. Fridays at the Medford Senior Center, 510 E. Main St. Look for casual, supportive conversation and interpretation. Native speakers are welcome to help. Full vaccination and masks are required. Call 541-779-1829.
Medford Book Sale: Friends of the Medford Library will hold a book sale from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, and from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. Leave a donation of your choice and take as many books as you like. Several thousand books will be available including fiction, children’s, history, cookbooks, travel, gardening, decorating, spirituality, biography, sheet music, children’s educational materials, and more. There will also be a separate room for vintage books. If possible, bring your own bag to fill. Masks are required, and room occupancy will be regulated. Proceeds help fund library programs, activities and collections. For further details see medfordfriends.org or call 541-779-3246.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Downtown Market Co. 123 W. Main Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. See slopes.org.
Blades of Grass: The band —guitarist Kathryn Casternovia, Jef Ramsey on mandolin, Fred Mayer on viola, and Bob Rawlings on stand-up bass — will perform a mix of Bluegrass, vintage county and Texas swing at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Connor Reese: Singer-songwriter Connor Reese will perform a blend of witty originals and quirky reimaginings of classic tunes at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.
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, Dec. 3, 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.
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Downtown Market Co., 123 W. Main St., Medford. See downtownmarketco.com or call 541-973-2233.
Ice Skating: The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink, located at 95 Winburn Way, across from the Lithia Park playground in Ashland, will be open for skating every day through Feb. 20, weather permitting. Admission is $5, $4 for ages 6-13, and free for ages 5 and younger. Skate rentals are available for $3. Concessions will be closed, and masks will be required. The annual First Frost event is scheduled for Dec. 18, and will feature live music and figure skating performances. Call 541-552-2258 or see ashland.or.us/icerink for schedule and admission information. All changes in participation requirements, scheduling, skating lessons and programs will be posted to the website.
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 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 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
Ruch Book Sale: Book sales are held from noon to 4 p.m. the first Saturday of each month, except January, at the Book Barn, next to the Ruch library, 7919 Highway 238. Look for new or gently-used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds help fund library programs, activities and collections. Masks are required and book donations are welcome. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-899-7438.
Teen Gamer Day: Teens ages 13 and older can meet to play classic and newly released board games as well as brand-new offbeat table-top games from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of each month, except January (which will be held on Jan. 8), at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679.
Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Association: The group will hold a family-friendly public jam session and dance from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Roxy Ann Grange, 1850 Spring St., Medford. Acoustic musicians are welcome to sit in and play, and dancing is encouraged. Admission is by optional donation. Masks are required. Call 541-779-8145 or see ootfa4.org.
David Cahalan: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Cahalan will perform at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Augustino Estate at The Big Red Barn, 16995 N. Applegate Road, Grants Pass. See augustinoestate.com or call 541-846-1881.
Wild & Blue: The Southern Oregon-based trio Wild & Blue will perform acoustic renditions of classic old-time country, gospel and light rock tunes at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.
Shine Swing Duo: The jazz duo, Steve Shine and Dave Rawlings, will perform classic swing at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.
Holly Gleason Trio: The singer, songwriter and guitarist, Holly Gleason, along with JD Berlingeri on bass and Jeff Judkins on mandolin, will perform original folk songs along with a few covers at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
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 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Robert Cray Band: The Grammy-award-winning Robert Cray Band will perform a signature blend of blues, R&B, jazz, rock, up-tempo and slow ballads at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the historic Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass. Tickets are $45; must be 21 or over to attend. Doors open at 7 p.m. VIP ticket packages are also available. For tickets and further information see roguetheatre.org or call 541-471-1316.
David Barnes: The Southern Oregon singer and guitarist, David Barnes, will perform at 3 p.m. Sundays, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
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, Dec. 5, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-488-4420.
Rogue Valley Growers Winter Market: Seasonal produce, bakery items, specialty foods, drinks, art, crafts and more are available from local vendors from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 7-Feb. 22, at the Phoenix Plaza Civic Center, 220 N. Main St. SNAP/EBT accepted. 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.
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.
Yarnia: Children 8 and older can learn to knit or crochet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Supplies and instruction are provided. All levels welcome. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-826-3313.
Phil Reed: Phil Reed, member of the duo Brothers Reed, will perform original acoustic pop, blues and folk at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
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, Dec. 8, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Southern Oregon Jazz Orchestra: The Southern Oregon Jazz Orchestra — a 17 piece big band — along with vocalist Dianne Strong-Summerhays, will play music for listening and dancing in the style of Count Basie and Duke Ellington at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.
Eagle Point Book Sale: Book sales are held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Look for new or gently-used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds help fund library programs, activities and collections. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-826-3313.
Jon Galfano: The guitarist and composer will play his original instrumentals at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
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.
Comedy Improv Sessions: The Rogue Valley Improvers, led by Thomas Hartmann who trained with Second City Chicago, will hold free improvisational comedy practice from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. For further information, email email@example.com.
Brain Games: Seniors ages 55 and older are invited to play games such as Scrabble, Boggle or Dominoes or do a creative coloring project in adult coloring books, or puzzle from 2 to 4 p.m. the second Friday of each month at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-664-3228.
Shine Swing Trio: The jazz trio, led by Steve Shine, will perform vintage jazz and classic swing at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 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 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Anchor Valley Wine, 150 S. Oregon St., Jacksonville. See anchorvalleywine.com or call 541-702-2355.
Gypsy Rogue: Guitarists Dan Fellman and Marc Camilo along with multi-instrumentalist Bob Rawlings will perform a variety of jazz styles at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Jim Quinby: Musician Jim Quinby will perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.
Tutunov Piano Series: The Tutunov Piano Series continues its 10th anniversary season with a concert by featured guest pianists, Angela Cheng and Alvin Chow, who will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, in the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The program will include selections from Brahms, Dvorák, Copland, Hirtz, Milhaud, Debussy, and Ravel. Ms. Cheng and Mr. Chow are both artist-faculty at Oberlin Conservatory of Music and perform extensively in duo-piano recitals together, and with Alvin’s twin brother, Alan. Tickets are $25 and can be purchesed online at sou.universitytickets.com. Masks are required; attendees must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVD-19 test at the door. For further information see oca.sou.edu or call 541-552-6348.
Project FeederWatch: Volunteers can help experts count birds that visit feeders at North Mountain Park at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Results will be submitted to Cornell University’s FeederWatch program. Admission is free and pre-registration is not required. For further information see ashlandparksandrec.org, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-488-5340.
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.
Pet Adoption: SoHumane will hold its tenth annual “Share the Love” pet adoption weekend day from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec.11-12, outdoors at the Southern Oregon Humane Society shelter, 2910 Table Rock Road, Medford. The Saving Train will bring rescued dogs in need of homes to SoHumane prior to the event. These are healthy, adoptable pets who have been overlooked or have run out of time or space at overcrowded shelters. Every pet will be up-to-date on routine vaccinations, flea and tick preventative, dewormed, microchipped and spayed or neutered before going home. There will be no prior holds, and SoHumane’s adoption application procedures will be followed including landlord approval and “meet and greets” with other dogs. Adoption fees will be processed with debit or credit cards. Current COVID-19 protocols will be followed. Adoptable animals can be viewed at sohumane.org. Call 541-779-3215 for information.
Saturday Handweavers Guild: Those interested in weaving, spinning and other fiber arts can meet during the afternoon the second Saturday of each month September through June. For current meeting times and locations, which may change due to current COVID restrictions, see saturdayhandweavers.com or email at email@example.com for more information. All skill levels are welcome.
Brother Angus: Fusing signature vocals and guitar with the sounds of the didgeridoo and bagpipes, Brother Angus will perform tribal Celtic rock music at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.
JustaDuo: Singer Alois Henderson and multi-instrumentalist and singer Albert Lee will perform easy listening pop and light rock at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.