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Oregon Cheese Festival, live Rogue Valley music, markets & more: April 1

Sample a variety of cheeses, charcuterie, beverages and more at the Oregon Cheese Festival, April 2-3, at the Expo in Central Point. Courtesy photo.
Friday, April 1

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.

Science Lecture: Mathematics professor from Santa Rosa Junior College, John Martin, will present “Digging for Gold; Discovering the Golden Ratio” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, in the science auditorium, Room 151, at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Martin will explore how, over the years, many people have ascribed mystical properties to the number known as the golden ratio. Recently, several authors have taken the opposite view. In this talk, Martin will talk about some of the legend and lore surrounding this number as well as the mathematics behind it. Admission is free. Call 541-552-6341 or email at johnsonr@sou.edu.

Wildheart Music: Wildheart Music featuring Carla Bauer will perform a mix of light rock and pop songs at 4:45 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the Urban Cork, Urban Cork, 340 N. Fir St., Medford. See theurbancork.com or call 541-779-1788.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, April 1,at Walkabout Brewing Co., 921 Mason Way, Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. See slopes.org.

John Hollis: Acoustic guitarist and singer John Hollis will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at Callahan’s Mountain Lodge, 7100 Old Highway 99 S., Ashland. See callahanslodge.com/events or call 541-482-1299.

Sonny K: Ukulele player Sonny Kanahele will play a variety of contemporary and island-style ukulele music at 5 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Trium Wines Tasting Room, 203 E. Main Street, Talent. See triumwines.com or call 541-625-9100.

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 p.m. Friday, April 1, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.

Robbie DeCosta and Tom Stamper: Singer and guitarist Robbie DeCosta and drummer Tom Stamper will perform a mix of rock, pop, and oldies at 5 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Bloomsbury Blends, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. See bloomsburyblends.com or call 541-708-0608.

Jen Ambrose: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jen Ambrose will play a mix of original blues, soul and folk at 5 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Schmidt Family Vineyards, 330 Kubli Road, Grants Pass, Admission is free. See sfvineyards.com or call 541-846-9985.

Adam Gabriel: Singer and songwriter Adam Gabriel will perform acoustic Southern rock and soul music at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.

Clayton Joseph Scott: Singer-songwriter Clayton Joseph Scott will perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

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, April 1, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Duke Street: Rhythm and soul band Duke Street — Scott Rogers on guitar, Kent Clinkinbeard on drums, John Hauschild on slide guitar and vocals, Gordon Greenley on saxophones and Joe Cohoon on bass and Michael Vannice on keys—will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

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.

Overtime and the Blue Collar Soldiers Band: Performing artist Overtime and the Blue Collar Soldiers Band will play an all-ages concert featuring a mix of country, rock, and hip hop at 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the Historic Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass. Tickets are $20. Doors open at 6 p.m. See roguetheatre.org or call 541-471-1316.

Saturday, April 2

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.

Lithia Artisans Market: More than 40 artisans display and sell handcrafted items from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through October along Calle Guanajuato, the pedestrian walkway behind the downtown plaza that runs next to Ashland Creek in Ashland. Current COVID-19 protocols will be followed. Call 541-301-9811 or see lithiaartisansmarket.com.

DART Spark Space: JCLS’s DART van will bring the Spark Space to you with stations set up in the Central Point library parking lot, 116 S. Third St., providing free access to writing, coding and robotics tools for all ages the first Saturday of each month (April 2). The day will be broken up into three two-hour blocks for three age groups: 10 a.m. to noon for ages 3-7; noon to 2 p.m. for ages 8-12; 2 to 4 p.m. for ages 13-18.DART is a mobile tech van, library outreach vehicle, Wi-Fi hotspot, and computer lab. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-664-3228.

Oregon Cheese Festival: After two years of modified and virtual events, the Oregon Cheese Festival is back in person. The 18th-annual Oregon Cheese Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 2, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 3, in the Seven Feathers Event Center at the Jackson County Expo, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. The festival is a farmer’s market style event celebrating cheese and everything that goes with it. Alongside the cheeses, festivalgoers will sample specialty foods such as charcuterie, jams & jellies, olive oil, honey, chocolate, breads & crackers, pickled vegetables, nuts, and more. To wash it all down, sample offerings from more than 20 craft wine, beer, cider, and spirits producers. In total, there will be more than 70 culinary artisans and beverage providers from Oregon and beyond. Tickets are $20 in advance and include all cheese, food, and nonalcoholic beverage samples. A wine/beer/cider add-on tasting is $15 and includes a commemorative tasting glass. At-the-door admission is $25, and a wine/beer/cider add-on tasting is $20. Pre-purchase an Early VIP Entry for Saturday at 10 a.m. for an additional $20; this includes a goodie bag. A two-day food and drink pass with Saturday early entry is $70. Tickets are available for sale at oregonchesefestival.com.

Ruch Book Sale: Book sales are held from noon to 4 p.m. the first Saturday of each month, 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. Proceeds benefit the Ruch library’s programs and collections. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-899-7438.

Teen Tabletop 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, 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, April 2, 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. Call 541-779-8145 or see ootfa4.org.

Creative Crafternoon: Teens and adults can make their own unique piece of jewelry — an accessory pin, keychain, wrap bracelet, or necklace — with help from beading artist Janis Mohr-Tipton from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Ruch library, 7919 Highway 238. All materials and tools provided. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-899-7438.

Joseph Carroll: Guitarist and singer Joseph Carroll will perform a mix of light rock and pop at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.

Aaron Reed: Aaron Reed, member of the duo Brothers Reed, will perform original acoustic pop, blues and folk at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.

Lily Jo’s Revolution: The trio, Lily Jo’s Revolution, will perform plugged in acoustic soulful originals along with select covers at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Miners Bazzar, 235 E California St, Jacksonville. See theminersbazaar.com or call 541- 702-2380.

Pacifica: Vocalist Alissa Weaver, guitarist and vocalist Jack Fischer, and drummer Michael Whipple will perform at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. $5 cover. 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 6 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Tim & The Glory Boys: Country band Tim & The Glory Boys will perform an all-ages concert of their signature blend of bluegrass-meets-gospel-meets-Canadiana, at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at New Beginnings Church, 5889 Crater Lake Highway, Central Point. Advance tickets are $15 or $20 at the door, $5 for children 12 and younger. Tickets are available online at eventbrite.com or by calling 541-245-8888.

Doves and Vultures: Southern Oregon progressive rock band Doves and Vultures will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.

Buckle Rash & John Dough Boys: Country rock and bluegrass bands Buckle Rash and The John Dough Boys will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 2 Johnny B’s, 120 E. 6th St., Medford. $10 cover; must be 21 or older. See jbsmedford.com or call 458-226-2722.

Sunday, April 3

Rogue Valley Old Timers Car Club: People interested in old car mechanics, restoration, safety and touring in their cars are invited to meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall, 1130 Hazel St., Central Point. Membership is open to anyone who owns a car or truck 30 years old or older. Call 541-535-7658 or 541-227-3030.

Northwest Bird Club: Owners and those interested in pet birds can meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Club member Liz Burton will give a presentation on what to do if you find a lost pet bird, baby wild bird or sick/injured wild bird. See nwbirdclub.org or find Northwest Bird Club on Facebook.

Aaron Reed: Aaron Reed, member of the duo Brothers Reed, will perform original acoustic pop, blues and folk at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.

Ed Dunsavage Trio: Guitarist Ed Dunsavage, bassist Joe Cohoon and drummer Gary “Chicken” Hirsh will perform jazz standards and arrangements at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Tim Church: Guitarist Tim Church will play a mix of classical, jazz, Spanish and Brazilian instrumentals at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Monday, April 4

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 artymorlan@gmail.com or call 541-488-4420.

Gerry O’Connor: Irish fiddle player Gerry O’Connor will perform traditional and original Irish songs at 7 p.m. Monday, April 4, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Advance tickets are $25. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, see grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.

Tuesday, April 5

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.

Ballroom Dance Club: Ballroom dance to music performed by Darren Kuykendall from 1:30 to 4 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, first attendance is free. 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.

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, April 5, will be “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-826-3313.

Blackout Poetry Party: All ages are invited to celebrate National Poetry Month by creating your own blackout poem at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. Using a page out of an existing book, chose the words you want to use, blackout the words you don’t want to use with a sharpie. Make your poem funny, scary or thoughtful. Include an illustration or keep it simple. All materials will be provided. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-878-2270.

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.

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.

Wednesday, April 6

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, $3 for SNAP/Oregon Trail card holders. Admission is $3 the first Sunday of every month. To purchase tickets or for more information, see scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.

‘Windows in Time’ local history lecture: As part of the free “Windows in Time” lecture series, local historian and a trustee of the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Larry Mullaly will present “The Greatest Generation: Medford in World War II” at noon Wednesday, April 6, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., and via Zoom. Mullaly will provide insight into what it was like in the Rogue Valley during World War II. Families could not easily purchase shoes and clothing; food and gasoline were rationed. New automobiles — even tires — could not be had. The war also transformed the city of Medford, an agricultural center with less than 12,000 inhabitants. Construction personnel and army trainees came from nearby Camp White, and its airport was under the control of the military. This program will also be screened at select library branch locations. Registration is required for attending both in-person and online. To register and for further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar, or for more info call 541-774-8679. To find a screening near you search “Watch With Us” at jcls.org. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register. The program will be recorded for later viewing on JCLS’ YouTube channel, youtube.com/c/JCLSBeyond.

Blackout Poetry Party: Kids 10 and older, along with teens and adults are invited to celebrate National Poetry Month by creating your own blackout poem at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. Using a page out of an existing book, chose the words you want to use, blackout the words you don’t want to use with a sharpie. Make your poem funny, scary or thoughtful. Include an illustration or keep it simple. All materials will be provided. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-864-8880.

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.

Theatre Games: Kids can play improv games like Zip-Zap-Zop, Customer Service and Family Portrait from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Focus and collaboration-based games, such as the Alphabet Game and mirroring exercises will also be played. This event will be held outside; registration required. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-6980.

National Library Week Party: Jackson County Library Services will hold a party in honor of National Library Week from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. All ages are invited to join in the celebration with activities, crafts and treats. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679.

Dayton Mason: Gypsy jazz singer, songwriter and guitarist Dayton Mason will perform at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.

Danielle Kelly Jazz Trio: Singer Danielle Kelly, guitarist Paul Turnipseed and bassist Jeff Addicott will play a mix of jazz styles at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Aaron Reed: Aaron Reed, member of the duo Brothers Reed, will perform original acoustic pop, blues and folk at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

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, April 6, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

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. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com, find Rogue Blues Society on Facebook or call 541-500-8881.

Thursday, April 7

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.

Author Talk: Local author Sue DeMarinis will discuss her second novel, “The Station Master’s Wife,” set among true historical events spanning half a century at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Jacksonville library, 340 W. C St. From respectable station master’s wife to secret madam, Alice was a woman of exceptional resourcefulness in the face of upheaval, betrayal and prejudice. In 1887 Ashland, the arrival of the transcontinental railroad changed everything, including Alice. Follow her family story as her secrets are revealed by DeMarinis. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-899-1665.

Irish Music: Hear live traditional Irish music and join in dancing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.

Trivia Night: Lighthearted games of trivia are available at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Portal Brewing, 100 E 6th St, Medford. Participation is free; prize for winning team. Call 541-326-2261.

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 forinfoman44@gmail.com.

The Kops: Punk band The Kops along with Elk Witch and Ghost Bomber will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 2 Johnny B’s, 120 E. 6th St., Medford. Must be 21 or older. See jbsmedford.com or call 458-226-2722.

Friday, April 8

Pear Blossom Festival: The 69th annual Rogue Valley Pear Blossom Festival will boast a full lineup of events the weekend of April 8 for the first time since the word “coronavirus” entered the national lexicon and the annual event went virtual. The festival kicks off on Friday, April 8, with a street fair that will run from noon to 10 p.m. at Pear Blossom Park, 204 N. Bartlett St., in downtown Medford. The street fair will continue from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9, and will feature live music performances, food, art and handmade crafts and more from more than 150 vendors. The annual Pear Blossom parade, with this year’s theme being “Grow Your Community,” starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at Beatty Street and North Central Avenue and travels to downtown Medford, where it turns right on West Main Street, then disperses at Mistletoe Street. The Pear Blossom 5K, 10-mile and fun run races are set for 7 a.m. and 8:20 a.m., respectively, on Saturday. The second annual cornhole tournament will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Pedals ’N Pears bicycling event starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 16. For a full schedule of events, including the Pear A Fare, golf tournament and Smudge Pot Stroll, see pearblossomparade.org.

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.

Barnstormer’s Spring Vintage Fair: Over 65 vendors will have antiques and vintage goods, upcycled furniture, and farmhouse and shabby chic home and garden decor from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. For their spring event, garden decor will be prevalent, and plants and veggie starts will be available too. Tickets are $12 for 4 to 6 p.m. Friday; $10 for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday; $8 for 9 to noon Saturday; or $5 for noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Kids 12 and younger get in free. Advance tickets can be purchased through online at atbarnstormersvintagefair.com or through Ticketleap at barnstormers.ticketleap.com/barnstormers-spring-fair-april-2022. Day-of tickets will also be available at the door. See barnstormersvintagefair.com for further details.

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, April 8, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.

Sonido Alegre: The band guitarist Charles Guy, violinist Linda Powers, bassist John Galloway and percussionist Nick Helibrunn — will perform original music and select covers with Spanish flavors and flamenco flair at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.

Gypsy Rogue: Guitarists Dan Fellman and Marc Camilo along with multi-instrumentalist Bob Rawlings will perform a variety of jazz styles at 6 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Vienna Piano Trio: Chamber Music Concerts will host Vienna Piano Trio in its farewell tour at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, in the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. The concert will feature Schubert’s Adagio in E-Flat Major, D. 897 “Notturno”; Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 49; and Schubert’s Piano Trio in B-flat Major, D. 898/Op. 99. Long established as one of the world’s leading chamber ensembles, the Vienna Piano Trio was founded in 1988 by Viennese pianist Stefan Mendl. His partners are Californian violinist David McCarroll, a member of the trio since 2015, and Austrian cellist Clemens Hagen, who joined in 2018. Together, the players embody the ensemble’s continuing commitment to bridging the traditions and practice of Europe and America. After 34 years, the 2021-22 season will conclude the trio’s illustrious career. Tickets are $36 to $56, $5 for full-time SOU students and Oregon Trail Card holders. Tickets are available online at chambermusicconcerts.org or by calling the Box Office at 541-552-6154.

Jim Messina: Country-Rock legend Jim Messina will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the historic Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass. Tickets are $45-$65. See roguetheatre.org or call 541-471-1316.