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Rogue Valley livestreams, virtual events: March 4

Recurring Events

Ashland seniors activities

A variety of virtual and in-person 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

Historic Jacksonville, Inc. has created a variety of virtual ways for you to explore the National Historic Landmark town, Jacksonville. Watch two online videos — a 30-minute “Walk through History” virtual tour which takes you to 23 different sites, and a 45-minute “Jacksonville Historic Homes” video tour which visits 27 different historic houses including the wooden 1855 Mathew G. Kennedy house, the 1873 Beekman House, and the 1892 Jeremiah Nunan house. Read through two text-based virtual tours “Beekman Bank Nuggets,” and “Mrs. Beekman Invites You to Call,” or the “Walk through History” blog to learn more about specific Jacksonville historic sites. You can also read stories of beer, wine, whiskey, saloons, and “entrepreneurs” in the “Thirsty Thursday” on-line series. For more information or to access see historicjacksonville.org.

March Events

Books at Noon

This readers’ group discusses various books and offer suggestions for new reads at noon the first Tuesday (March 1) of each month, via Zoom. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-535-7090.

Queer Coffee House

The social group for LGBTQ+ communities and their allies meets from 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each month (March 5) 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 or further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar, or call 541-774-8679.

Booking It — Running and Reading Club

Kids ages 13 and older who are interested in reading and running are invited to run and to read (or listen to an audio-book while running) each week then gather virtually at 4 p.m. the first Monday of each month (March 7) via Zoom to discuss how the running is going and what everyone is reading. 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.

Community Conversation

Oregon Humanities will host a live, virtual conversation with Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of “Braiding Sweetgrass” and “Gathering Moss,” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, via Zoom. Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants,” which earned wide acclaim, and is part of Jackson County Library Services’ “Rogue Reads” program. Her first book, “Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses,” was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing, and her other work has appeared in numerous scientific journals. Kimmerer lives in Syracuse, N. Y., where she is a SUNY distinguished teaching professor of environmental biology, and she is the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, whose mission is to create programs which draw on the wisdom of both Indigenous and scientific knowledge for our shared goals of sustainability. Following the discussion, participants are invited to join other viewers in conversation. Admission is free, registration required. To register or for further details, see oregonhumanities.org.

History Presentation — ‘Only Hope: My Mother and the Holocaust Brought to Light’

Friends of the Hannon Library will host guest speaker Irv Lubliner, Southern Oregon University emeritus professor, who will present “Only Hope: My Mother and the Holocaust Brought to Light,” virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10. Before she died in 1974, Felicia Bornstein Lubliner wrote about her internment in Polish ghettos and two Nazi concentration camps, Auschwitz and Gross-Rosen. Her powerful stories have recently been published by her son, Irv Lubliner. He will share excerpts from his book, shedding light on his mother’s experiences and indomitable spirit, as well as his experience as a child of Holocaust survivors and his process in bringing the book to fruition. Registration is required. To register, see tinyurl.com/MarchEvent2022. Meeting details will be emailed to you after you register. Call 541-552-6816 or email at libraryevents@sou.edu for further information.

Gardening Presentation

Master Gardener Susan Koenig will present “Basic Rose Care,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, via Zoom. Koenig will provide a brief introduction to the various types of roses in home cultivation today and best planting and maintenance practices to care for them. 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.

Technology and Community Presentation

Learn to use technology to engage with your community at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, via Zoom. Learn how to use GIS data to see what’s happening around you, find free tax prep aid, sign up for Citizen Alert, explore volunteer opportunities, and more. 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.

Cookbook Presentation

Maureen Flanagan Battistella will present “Cookbook as Autobiography, or, How to Read a Recipe,” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, via Zoom. Part genealogy, part history, part gender study, cookbooks record the lives and roles of women. Read your family recipes to learn more of your heritage, and study the community cookbooks you find to understand how cookbooks reflect their contributors. Battistella will show you how to make the most of your reading. 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 ages 13 and older can join in a live, fast-paced game of general knowledge trivia using Zoom and the Kahoot platform at 4:30 p.m. the fourth Monday (March 28) of every month. 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.