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Pear Blossom Festival, live Rogue Valley music, markets and more: April 8

Parade goers snatch up candy during the Pear Blossom Parade in downtown Medford. See listing below. MT file photo

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.

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. 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.

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 barnstormersvintagefair.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.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the Rogue Grape, 515 Bigham Knoll Drive, Jacksonville. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. See slopes.org.

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.

Rick Millward: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Rick Millward will perform a mix of classic and current rock, pop, folk and original music at 5 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541499-0449.

Adam Gabriel: Singer and songwriter Adam Gabriel will perform acoustic Southern rock and soul music at 5 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Schmidt Family Vineyards, 330 Kubli Road, Grants Pass, Admission is free. See sfvineyards.com or call 541-846-9985.

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.

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, April 8, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

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.

Jared Gutridge: Acoustic guitarist Jared Gutridge (of rock band Blender) will perform a blend of indie rock and pop originals and covers at 6 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Anchor Valley Wine, 150 S. Oregon St., Jacksonville. See anchorvalleywine.com or call 541-702-2355.

Saucy: The five-piece band will play an eclectic mix of country, folk, rock and more at 6 p.m. Friday, April 8, 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.

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.

Petty Thievery: Guitarists and singers Gene Black, Bret Levick and Alice DiMicele, bassist Nick Kirby, drummer Matthew Kriemelman and keyboard player Don Harriss will pay tribute to the songs of rock ‘n’ roll star Tom Petty with an acoustic set at 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the Talent Club, 114 Talent Ave., Talent. See talentclublive.com for ticket info or call 541-535-2721.

Shaky Harlots: The Shaky Harlots will perform along with Vela and Thunderchud at 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. 6th St., Medford. $5 cover; must be 21 or older. See jbsmedford.com or call 458-226-2722.

Gunstock Red: Singer and guitarist Jon Martin, guitarist Ben Jennings, bassist Joe Dalva, and drummer Troy Brummett will play a mix of Southern rock, country and blues at 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.

Saturday, April 9

Medford Cars & Coffee: Car enthusiasts can meet from 9 a.m. 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. See growersmarket.org.

Pet Adoption: A SoHumane pet adoption day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Southern Oregon Subaru, 3101 Biddle Road, Medford. Dogs rescued from central California on the Saving Train will arrive before the event. They are healthy, adoptable pets who have been overlooked or ran out of time or space at overcrowded shelters. Every dog at the event will be up-to-date on routine vaccinations, parasite preventatives, microchipped and spayed or neutered prior to going home. Adoptable dogs and cats can be viewed at sohumane.org. Call 541-779-3215 for information.

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. Call 541-301-9811 or see lithiaartisansmarket.com.

Medford Metalfest: 13 local and regional metal bands will perform during Medford’s first Metalfest beginning at noon Saturday, April 9, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. 6th St., Medford. Performing bands include Vintersea, Your Hands Write History, Greyhawk, Insanity’s Reign, Within The Pyre, and more. See jbsmedford.com or call 458-226-2722.

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. Call 541-772-8118 or see roguegallery.org.

Short Poetry Open Mic: Read a favorite short poem or listen to other short poems being read from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. The poem, which must be short, can be something you have written or something someone else has written, as long as you provide credit. Registration required. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-826-3313.

History Presentation: The Eagle Point Museum will host Troy Tate, an Oregon Black Pioneers board member, guest speaker in the museum’s Love Local History spring speaker series, at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Eagle Point Museum, 202 N. Royal Ave., Eagle Point. Black pioneers were among those who made the long, dangerous trek across the United States during the westward migration of the 1850s, but their stories are largely unknown and untold. Tate will share some of their stories. A livestream will also be available via Zoom. For further information or to participate in the livestream email at mbattistellaor@gmail.com.

Daniel Nickels Trio: Guitarist and singer Daniel Nickels along with his band will perform folk rock at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.

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, April 9, collage an outdoor adventure using paper and glue. 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.

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 kaffeens@gmail.com for more information. All skill levels are welcome.

Joshua Paul: Guitarist and singer Joshua Paul will perform a blend of Americana, rock, country, and blues at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.

Pacific Arts Ensemble: Flutist Angela Koregelos, harpist Natalie Cox and cellist Daniel Reiter will perform a program of masterworks from ancient to modern including Byrd, Scarlatti, Tchaikovsky, and Shankar at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $20, tickets available at the door or online at angelakoregelos.com. The concert will be held indoors. For further information, email at info@angelakoregelos or call 510-701-0323.

Holly Gleason: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will perform original folk along with a few covers at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

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 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

The Reverberays: Chico Cornell, Hefe Rodriguez, Guapo Chuzman, Fia Stone will perform a mix of classic instrumental surf rock and surf-inspired standards that feature vocals, as well as obscure covers and originals at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at The Copper Plank, 454 Highland Drive, Medford. See thecopperplank.com or call 541-779-4031.

Petty Thievery: Guitarists and singers Gene Black, Bret Levick and Alice DiMicele, bassist Nick Kirby, drummer Matthew Kriemelman and keyboard player Don Harriss will pay tribute to the songs of rock ‘n’ roll star Tom Petty at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Talent Club, 114 Talent Ave., Talent. See talentclublive.com for ticket info or call 541-535-2721.

Blowin’ Smoke: Rockin’ new country band Blowin’ Smoke — singer Beth Henderson, guitarists Curtis Cunningham and Michael Sidon, Alex Detweiler on drums and Paul Frederick on bass — will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.

Sunday, April 10

Easter Eggstravaganza: Hop to it GEMS 4-H Club will host an Easter Eggstravaganza egg hunt and more at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at Donahue-Frohnmayer Park, 1687 Spring St., Medford. Look for Easter egg hunts, games and contests, arts and crafts, a rabbit petting zoo, visits with the Easter bunny, and refreshments. Admission is $5 per egg hunt and $3 per ticket for activities. For more information see facebook.com/events/464071245461715, or email gavin@steveclayton.com.

Public Poetry Time: Poetry lovers of all ages can read a favorite poem aloud on the front steps of the library in Ashland in honor of National Poetry Month at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Stop by the Ashland Adult Services Desk or call 554-774-6996 to sign up for a spot. You’ll need to tell the library staff the name of the poem you plan to read and the poet. This is an all-ages celebration, so please keep that in mind when selecting your poem. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-6980.

Joshua Paul: Guitarist and singer Joshua Paul will perform a blend of Americana, rock, country, and blues at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at Naumes Suncrest Winery, 1950 Suncrest Road, Talent. See naumesfamilyvineyards.com or call 541-608-1755.

Phil Reed: Phil Reed, member of the duo Brothers Reed, will perform original acoustic pop, blues and folk at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.

Dee-apalooza: A benefit concert will be held to help support Southern Oregon University instructor and local music promoter Dee Fretwell with mounting medical expenses from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, April 10, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. The lineup includes Alice DiMicele, LEFT, Phoenix Sigalove, Justin Gordon, David Pinsky and Phil Newton, Dangerous Lee and Rattlin Three, The Dusty Rubies, Creekside Strings, and the The Esprit de Coeur Quartet. Other activities include dancing and a silent auction. Tickets are $30 and are available online at eventbrite.com. For further details see grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.

Band of Brothers: Vocalist Megan Baker, guitarist and vocalist Steve Hopkins, bassist John Lingafelter, and Nevin Van Manen on keys will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Jazz Vespers: Live jazz music will be performed at 5 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. On Sunday, April 10, the Southern Oregon Jazz Orchestra will perform. Admission is free. Call 541-779-1711

Jon Galfano: The guitarist and composer will play his original instrumentals at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Monday, April 11

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.

Tuesday, April 12

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.

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.

Ballroom Dance Club: Ballroom dance to music performed by Darren Kuykendall from 1:30 p.m. 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 Teen Advisory Group: Motivated teens in grades 7 to 12 can meet to brainstorm ideas, discuss books and movies, help make decisions on programming and displays in the teen library, make crafts, discuss books and movies, and more at 4:30 p.m. the second Tuesday 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.

Medford Library Book Chat: Adults 18 and older can discuss selected books with others in this reading group at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The book to be discussed on Tuesday, April 12, will be “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead. This meeting will also be available via Zoom. To reserve a copy of the book of the month, for further details 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.

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. Call 541-595-8247 or see southernoregonsoundchorus.com.

Rock Garden Society: The Siskiyou Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month September through May in Lidgate Hall behind Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. All are welcome. Masks and social distancing requested. See siskiyousummits.org or call 541-840-0929.

Wednesday, April 13

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.

Make a Kite: Kids are invited to celebrate the outdoors and the blustery spring weather by decorating kites at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. 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 541-664-3228.

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.

Shine Swing Duo: The jazz duo, Steve Shine and Dave Rawlings, will perform classic swing at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.

Mike Brons: Grants Pass guitarist and singer Mike Brons will perform at 5p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 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 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Nick Garrett Powell: Guitarist and singer Nick Garrett Powell, lead singer of the acoustic duo The Fret Drifters, will perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. $5 cover. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

Brothers Reed: Aaron Reed and Philip Reed will perform original acoustic pop, blues and folk at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Jefferson Spirits, 404 E. Main St, Medford. See jeffersonspirits.com, Jefferson Spirits on Facebook or call 541-500-1349.

Southern Oregon Jazz Orchestra: The Southern Oregon Jazz Orchestra — a 18 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, April 13, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.

Thursday, April 14

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.

Irish Music: Hear live traditional Irish music and join in dancing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.

Shine Swing Trio: The jazz trio, led by Steve Shine, will perform vintage jazz and classic swing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 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 6 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Jefferson Spirits, 404 E. Main St, Medford. See jeffersonspirits.com, Jefferson Spirits on Facebook or call 541-500-1349.

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.

Friday, April 15

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, April 15, the book to be discussed will be “The Rose Code” by Kate Quinn. 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.

Science Lecture: Organic Chemist Todd Elworthy, will present “A Small Molecule Approach to Treat HIV Positive Patients” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the science auditorium, Room 151, at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Relying on multiple scientific areas, Elworthy will explore inhibiting Reverse Transcriptase of HIV patients previously treated under highly active antiretroviral therapy, synthesis of small molecules with improved enzyme interaction, and the inhibition of multiple RT mutants and their accompanying antiviral activity. Admission is free. Call 541-552-6341 or email at johnsonr@sou.edu.

Allison Scull and Victor Martin: Singer-songwriter and guitarist Allison Scull and sax player Victor Martin will play a mix of folk, jazz, blues and pop, along with Scull singing some of her original songs in French at 5 p.m. Friday, April 15, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.

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, April 15, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.

Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Peter Anastos Quintet: The quintet — Peter Anastos on trumpet, drummer Theresa McCoy , pianist John Mazzei, bassist Jeff Addicott, and Adam Harris on saxophone — will perform jazz masterpieces along with original compositions in modern jazz at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online at angelakoregelos.com or at the door (cash only). See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.

LDW: Eclectic band LDW will perform Talking Heads covers and original music at 8 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Talent Club, 114 Talent Ave., Talent. See talentclublive.com for ticket info or call 541-535-2721.