Live Rogue Valley music, growers markets and more: March 11
Friday, March 11
Spanish Language Group: English speakers with at least an intermediate knowledge of Spanish can meet at 11 a.m. Fridays, at the Medford Senior Center, 510 East 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.
Brain Games: Seniors ages 55 and older are invited to play games such as Scrabble, Boggle or Dominoes, put together puzzles, or do a creative coloring project in adult coloring books 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.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, March 11, at Jackson Creek Pizza, 700 Biddle Road, Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. See slopes.org.
David Cahalan: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Cahalan will perform at 5 p.m. Friday, March 11, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.
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, March 11, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
TC & The Reactions: Power R&B band TC and The Reactions — Thom Cammarota on bass and vocals, Abraham Saleeb on guitar, Michael Jones on keyboards, Tom Reilly on sax, and Jon Glaser on drums — will perform Motown, Soul, blues and rock classics along with original compositions at 6 p.m. Friday, March 11, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Matt & Amy: Local singing-songwriting duo with Georgia roots, Matt & Amy, will perform country-rock covers and originals at 6 p.m. Friday, March 11, at Anchor Valley Wine, 150 S. Oregon St., Jacksonville. See anchorvalleywine.com or call 541-702-2355.
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.
Adam Gabriel & The Cavaliers: Adam Gabriel and The Cavaliers will perform acoustic Southern rock and soul music at 8 p.m. Friday, March 11, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.
Saturday, March 12
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.
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.
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.
Spring Storytime: Young children are invited to attend a special storytime to read books about spring and flowers at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Following the story, make a flower craft, and plant a real flower. All crafts will also be available as a Take & Make kit to take home. Registration is required. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-582-1714.
Make a Kite: Kids are invited to celebrate the outdoors and the blustery spring weather by decorating kites at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Ruch library, 7919 Highway 238. Inspired by the Japanese koinobori design (an easy-to-fly windsock kite that looks like a carp), participants will be able to create a kite that represents their vision, and sense of fun. This program will be held in person, outside. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-899-7438.
Make Art Saturday: Lori Wilson will offer an all-ages introduction to creating art through a variety of different mediums at 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. On Saturday, March 12, the group will venture outdoors in search of something to sketch — a bird, bug, tree, cat, the sky, then use watercolors to complete your sketch. Registration is required. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-535-7090.
Traditional Toolmaking Presentation: The Eagle Point Museum will host Tom Smith, traditional toolmaker and teacher, the first speaker in the museum’s Spring History Series, at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Ashpole Community Center, 17 S. Buchanan St., Eagle Point. Smith will demonstrate the implements used by local indigenous tribes for thousands of years before the westward migration. He has recreated the tools, implements and garbs used by Southern Oregon tribes for generations. Smith, who for many years was a cultural interpreter for the Southern Oregon Historical Society, now teaches informally in Rogue Valley schools, community centers and at the VA Dom in White City using the implements and materials that he has created. For further information, call 541-552-0743 or email at email@example.com.
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-19 restrictions, see saturdayhandweavers.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. All skill levels are welcome.
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.
The Bluebirds: Guitar and vocal duo The Bluebirds will perform a blend of pop, Americana and punk at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.
Stolen Moments: Guitarist Dan Fellman, vocalist and guitarist Conny Lindley and Walter Lindley on upright bass will play American jazz standards, Latin jazz and Gypsy jazz at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
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 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Rogue Valley Symphonic Band: The Rogue Valley Symphonic Band will present “Lift Every Voice,” a celebration of underrepresented voices in wind band music, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Compositions include Roberto Sierra’s “Alegria,” Viet Cuong’s “Diamond Tide,” Valerie Coleman’s “Roma,”’ Carolyn Bremer’s “Early Light,” Dwayne Milburn’s “Hymnsong Suite.” The concert will finish with the powerful composition by Omar Thomas “Of Our New Day Begun,” a piece which was written to honor the nine souls who lost their lives to a callous act of hatred and domestic terrorism on June 17, 2015, while worshiping in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, in Charleston, South Carolina. Tickets are $15, $5 for students, and can be purchased at Paddington Station, 125 E. Main St., Ashland, or online at roguevalleysymphonicband.com. See the RVSB website for COVID-19 protocols.
Sunday, March 13
SOU Chamber Choir: The Southern Oregon University Chamber Choir will present “When the Earth Stands Still” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 13, in the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Featured works include Joseph Haydn’s charming “Alles hat seine Zeit”; “Tu sangren en la mia,” a setting by Shawn Kirchner of a touching Spanish poem by Pablo Neruda celebrating the power of simplicity and tenderness; “River of Light” an homage to the northern lights by Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds (sung in Latvian and English); “I Am Not Yours” a Sara Teasdale poem set for choir, piano and clarinet by American composer, Alvin Trotman; Eric Whitacre’s setting of the classic children’s book “Good Night Moon,” for piano choir and soprano soloist; and Kwa Wote Upendo, a tour-de-force work combining Latin, English, and Swahili, celebrating the ideals of unity and love. Jodi French accompanies on piano and Tatjana Luce on clarinet. Admission is $10, $5 for seniors and free for full-time SOU students with ID. For further details on COVID-19 policy updates, see oca.sou.edu or call 541-552-6348.
Steve Shine Jazz Trio: The trio — Steve Shine, Tom Stamper and Vernocia D’Leon — will play a mix of jazz, R & B, blues and current music at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Dave & Enoch: Acoustic guitar and vocal duo Dave & Enoch will perform originals and covers with styles spanning Americana, blues, folk, and classics at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
Blue Lightning: This high-energy dance band — Sue Lundquist on keys and guitar, Rhonda Loftis on drums, Trish Cook, Dianne Strong-Summerhays on vocals, Crystal Reeves on electric violin, Brent Norton on lead guitar and Cedrick Buckingham on bass — will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Monday, March 14
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.
Children’s Garden StoryWalk: Visit the garden outside the Children’s department at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., during regular library operating hours through the months of March, April and May, to join in the “Read Outside” program. Pages from a picture book will be displayed for you to follow along and enjoy. Come back each month for a new story. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679.
DART Mobile Services: The JCLS DART outreach vehicle, which visits a variety of locations throughout Jackson County, is a Wi-Fi hotspot and computer lab all rolled into one. Library staff, known as Mobile Services Specialists, offer use of their laptop computers, along with tech help and special programs and presentations. Anyone within a 300-foot radius of DART can access its Wi-Fi for free. To learn more, including the most up-to-date schedule of stops, see jcls.org/DART or call 541-774-8679.
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 email@example.com or call 541-488-4420.
Tuesday, March 15
Ashland Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market: Seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh-cut flowers, crafts, specialty foods, drinks and more are available from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through November, at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
Fauré Piano Quartet: Chamber Music Concerts will host the Fauré Piano Quartet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Tuesday’s concert features Brahms’ Piano Quartet C Minor, Op. 60 no. 3 and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” Wednesday’s performance includes Rachmaninov’s Etudes-Tableaux, Fauré’s Piano Quartet no. 2 in G Minor, Op. 45, and Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47. The musicians of the Fauré Quartet met during their studies in 1995 in Karlsruhe, Germany. In 2006, they signed a contract with Deutsche Grammophon and made highly regarded benchmark-recordings with works by Mozart, Brahms, and Mendelssohn, pop songs from Peter Gabriel and Steely Dan, and works from Mahler and Richard Strauss. Currently, the quartet is releasing the world’s first-ever recording of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” and Rachmaninovs Etudes-Tableaux in their own arrangements on the Berlin Classics label. The musicians have appeared in the world’s most important chamber music venues, including Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Berlin Philharmony, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires and Wigmore Hall London. Tickets are $36 to $45, $5 for full-time SOU students and Oregon Trail Card holders. Tickets and program details are available online at chambermusicconcerts.org or by calling the Box Office at 541-552-6154.
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 Cribbage Tournament: Compete in a round of cribbage with the local cribbage group at 1:45 p.m. Tuesdays at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 2640 E. Barnett Road, Medford. All ages welcome. Call 541-499-1500.
Medford Senior Center Bingo: The Medford Senior Center will host bingo games for adults at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday 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.
Tuesday Afternoon Knitters: Knitters, crocheters and tatters of all skill levels can gather to learn from each other, share ideas and create new pieces from 3 to 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. For further information see Tuesday Afternoon Knitters on Facebook.
Tea Time Tuesday: Teens ages 13 to 18 can join in a book discussion with tea and dessert provided from 4 to 5:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The book to be discussed on Tuesday, March 15, will be “A Study in Charlotte” by Brittany Cavallaro. Pre-register for the discussion, then pick up the book (yours to keep), tea and a snack two weeks prior to the event at the Medford Teen Library desk to participate. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679.
Ancient Native American History Presentation: Local historian Carole Nielson will present “Ancient Native American Sites,” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. Learn about ancient Native American sites, including one in southern Illinois called Cahokia, built by the long-vanished Mississippian culture, which had a population of 40,000 in the 1200s — larger than London or Paris at the time — and the Ozette, a Native American whaling village on the Olympic Peninsula: it was covered by a landslide over 500 years ago, preserving everything inside. This program is intended for teens and adults. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-878-2270.
Sweet Adelines: The Southern Oregon Sound Chapter of Sweet Adelines International, a dynamic a cappella chorus for women, under the direction of Martha Segura, offers instruction on vocal technique, musical accuracy and showmanship. Rehearsals are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. Masks are required, and COVID safety protocols are in place. Call 541-595-8247 or see southernoregonsoundchorus.com.
SOU Salsa Orchestra & MUSIX: The SOU Salsa Orchestra/Salseros Pícaros will premier its first concert “Salsa Del Valle,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. The newly formed SOU Salsa Orchestra, directed by graduate music student Parker Stockford, will provide an evening of rich Afro-Cuban Music that incorporates elements from Latin American styles. The program will feature selections from composers Marc Anthony, Tony Succar, Juan Luis Guerra and more. The second half of the concert will be performed by MUSIX — SOU’s Commercial Music Ensemble — as it presents “Ars Nova!” The ensemble features a wide variety of artists — singers, rappers, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, DJs/turntablists, computer-musicians and orchestral and jazz instrumentalists. This concert will be offered in-person and livestreamed. Admission is $10, $5 for seniors, free to full-time SOU students and faculty. To view the livestream, find the Oregon Center for the Arts channel on YouTube. For further details on COVID-19 policies, see oca.sou.edu or call 541-552-6348.
Wednesday, March 16
Casual Memoir Writing: Adults 18 and older can learn how to write and complete a short (200-500 words) 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.
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum: A variety of interactive science exhibits are available at the museum, located at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. The interactive museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Many exhibits will be modified to reduce touch surfaces — fewer hands-on activities — and increase physical distancing. Exhibits that will be temporarily closed include Bubble-ology, the Jam Room, Dark Science and Pacific Crest Cove. Masks are required for visitors ages 5 and up, and recommended for children ages 2 through 4. Staff and volunteers will be masked. Admission is $12.50, $10.50 for ages 2 through 12 and 65 and older, and free for kids under age 2. Admission is $3 the first Sunday of every month. To purchase tickets or for more information, see scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.
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.
Make a Kite: Kids are invited to celebrate the outdoors and the blustery spring weather by decorating kites at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. Inspired by the Japanese koinobori design (an easy-to-fly windsock kite that looks like a carp), participants will be able to create a kite that represents their vision, and sense of fun. This program will be held in person, outside. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-864-8880.
Travel Presentation: Renowned landscape photographer Sean Bagshaw will present “A Photographic Journey to Iceland and the Faroe Islands,” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at the Jacksonville library, 340 W. C St. Bagshaw went on a photography trip to the Faroe Islands and northern Iceland. The terrain is rugged and the climate is windy, wet, cloudy, and cold—but the scenery is spectacular. Bagshaw’s presentation will include images, video, tall tales, and tips for traveling and photography. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-899-1665.
Rogue Blues Society: The Rogue Blues Society will hold a jam session from 6 to 9 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. A different band will host each jam. Social distancing rules must be followed and maintained on stage, including that vocalists provide their own microphones; masks must be worn when away from your table. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com, find Rogue Blues Society on Facebook or call 541-500-8881.
‘An Irish Rambling House’: Join Brian Bigley, William Coulter and Eimar Arkins for an unforgettable evening of energized entertainment, featuring a melding of American, Celtic and Baroque music, dance and lore at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Advance reserve tickets are $28, $30 at the door. Reservations strongly encouraged. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and further details, see grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.
Stomp: Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at Stomp, the inventive and invigorating stage show that’s dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm. It is a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday, and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum. The international sensation will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets are $58, $55, or $52. Tickets and information are available at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000. Attendees are asked to follow venue policies and protocols.
SOU Percussion Club: The Southern Oregon University Percussion Club, led by Terry Longshore, will present “Snare-athon,” a program of snare drum music at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in the Diversions room in the Stevenson Union on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The program, performed by SOU percussion students and faculty, will include selections from “Eleven Snare Drum Solos In Various Styles” by Jared Rountree, “New-thaan” by Bob Becker, “Backseat Freestyle” by Brandon Olander, “Reduced to Noise” by Casey Spencer and more. For further details, see terrylongshore.com/events.
Thursday, March 17
Medford Growers Market: Fresh and organic seasonal produce, fresh-cut flowers, crafts and food carts are available from local farms and vendors from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through November, in Hawthorne Park, 501 E. Main St., corner of East Jackson and Hawthorne streets, Medford. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, March 18
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, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. On Friday, March 18, the book to be discussed will be “Exhalation” by Ted Chiang. Books are available for pickup one month before the meeting date. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-855-1994.
Paul Turnipseed: Guitarist Paul Turnipseed will perform a mix of New Orleans and Latin rhythms, along with jazz and blues standards at 5 p.m. Friday, March 18, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.
Rogue Valley Chorale: The Rogue Valley Chorale will present “Give My Regards Broadway,” featuring the music of Broadway, including selections from iconic shows such as “Guys and Dolls,” “Les Misérables,” and more at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18-20, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Broadway star Carter Calvert will join RVC with featured songs from “CATS,” “Annie Get Your Gun” and many other Broadway favorites. Carter is best known for originating her role in the Tony-nominated Broadway musical “It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues,” alongside Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter. Other notable roles include the title role in “Always Patsy Cline” opposite Sally Struthers, the featured role of “Grizabella” in the Broadway national touring company of “CATS,” and she was part of the European tour of “Smokey Joe’s Café.” Tickets are $25, $10 for ages 22 and younger, and can be purchased at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., in Medford, or by calling 541-779-3000. Attendees are asked to follow venue policies and protocols.
Saturday, March 19
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.
Gem and Mineral Show: The Roxy Ann Gem and Mineral Society will host its annual Gem and Mineral Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 19, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 20, in the Seven Feathers Arena at the Jackson County Expo, 1 Penninger Road, Central Point. Vendors will display and sell items including rocks, gems, minerals, handcrafted jewelry, rough rock, rock slabs and more. Also look for raffles, door prizes, silent auction, exhibits, kids games and activities. Admission is $5, and kids 12 and under get in free. Proceeds support the upkeep of the Crater Rock Museum and the Roxy Ann Gem and Mineral Society in its education programs in the fields of geology, lapidary and earth sciences. Refreshments will be available for purchase. For further details, see craterrock.com.
Project FeederWatch: Volunteers can help experts count birds that visit feeders at North Mountain Park at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Results will be submitted to Cornell University’s FeederWatch program. Admission is free and preregistration is not required. For further information see ashlandparksandrec.org, email at email@example.com or call 541-488-5340.
Southern Oregon Stitchers: The those interested in needle art can meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month, except December, at First Presbyterian Church of Central Point, 456 W. Pine St. General meetings include presentations on various stitching techniques such as, embroidery, cross stitch, Japanese embroidery, blackwork, sashiko, cruel, bullion, French knots, needlepoint, bead work, quilts and more. Refreshments will be provided. Call 541-973-1275 or 541-646-1116.
Pet Adoption: A special SoHumane pet adoption day will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Southern Oregon Humane Society, 2910 Table Rock Road, Medford. Dogs recently rescued from Central California on the Saving Train will arrive before the adoption 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. Normal adoption procedures, landlord approvals, and dog meet and greets will apply. Most of the adoption day activities will take place outside, and COVID-19 protocols will be followed. Adoptable dogs and cats can be viewed at sohumane.org. Call 541-779-3215 for information.
Teen Random Fandom: Teens are invited to meet to discuss a variety of literary and pop culture topics from 1 to 2:30 p.m. the third Saturday of each month, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. On Saturday, March 19, the TV sensation show “The Office” will be discussed. Games, crafts and more will follow the discussion. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679.
Tween Book Club: This readers club for ages 11 to 18 will meet at 2 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. On Saturday, March 19, the book to be discussed will be “Brazen Ladies Who Rocked the World” by Penelope Bagieu. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-855-1994.
Daniel Nickels: Guitarist and singer Daniel Nickels will perform ‘90s rock and indie rock at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.
STEM in the Park: Children ages 5 and older can explore science, technology, engineering, mathematics and more from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Tuesday, March 19 and 22, at Twin Creeks Park, 555 Twin Creeks Crossing Loop, Central Point. Kids can learn about health and science by visiting stations with age-appropriate experiments. Also look for book giveaways, tasty treats, and more. JCLS will also partner with the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Response & Recovery Unit to provide a mobile vaccination clinic at this event. Those who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine or are getting their second dose, as well as those needed a booster, are encouraged to stop by. No appointment required. The Toasted Cheese food truck will be on site. Kids will be eligible for one free item from the food truck after attending the learning stations. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-664-3228.
Boot Juice: The 7-piece band featuring electric and acoustic guitars, three vocalists, bass, drums, trumpet and alto saxophone, will perform bluesy rock and progressive bluegrass at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Talent Club, 114 Talent Ave., Talent. Tickets are $15. Must be 21 or older to attend. See talentclublive.com for ticket info or call 541-535-2721.
Ana Popovic: Guitarist and singer Ana Popovic will perform original blues with shades of Steely Dan meet hardcore funk at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the historic Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass. Tickets are $35. For tickets and further information, see roguetheatre.org or call 541-471-1316.