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Easter egg hunts, Third Friday Art Walk, live Rogue Valley music and more: April 15

Local kids convene in Lithia Park for the annual Easter Egg hunt, made available by the Rotary Club of Ashland. Besides the egg hunt, kids were also able to meet the Easter Bunny. MT file photo
Easter egg ‘hop’ spots

Central Point Eggstravaganza: Kids can hunt for eggs, play games, take pictures with the Easter Bunny and more from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 16, at Twin Creeks Park, 555 Twin Creeks Crossing Loop, Central Point. The egg hunt, beginning at 11 a.m. sharp, is split into three age groups: ages 3 and under, ages 4-6 and ages 7-9. Also look for a variety of community vendors and additional activities. Call 541-664-3321, ext.130, or email at nikki.petersen@centralpointoregon.gov.

Medford Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt: The Kiwanis Club of Medford will host the club’s annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at Pear Blossom Park, at East Fifth and North Bartlett streets in Medford. Families are advised to arrive 15 minutes early. Four separate hunts will occur: ages 0-3 plus disabled children, ages 4-5, ages 6-7 and ages 8-10. Children will scoop up 10,000 candy treats in minutes. The Easter Bunny will hand out balloons and be available for photos.

Rogue River Kiwanis Egg Hunt: The Kiwanis Club of Rogue River will hold their annual egg hunt for children ages 10 and younger at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at Beck Field, corner of W. Main and Berglund Streets, Rogue River. A special area will be set aside for children 5 years and younger. Also look for special prizes; free hot chocolate, coffee and donuts will be served. Call 541-660-6162.

Medford Center Egg Find: Kids and their families can hunt for eggs and join in games and other activities at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at The Village at Medford Center, 711 Medford Center, Medford. See thevillagemedfordcenter.com.

Bethel Church Egg Hunt: The church, located at 4245 Vista Pointe Drive, Medford, will hold their annual egg hunt for kids ages birth to fifth grade at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 17. See medfordbethel.com or call 541-779-5771.

Gold Hill Easter Egg Hunt: The Gold Hill Moose Lodge will hold an Easter egg hunt for kids ages 2 to 12 at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 17, at 9713 Old Stage Road, Gold Hill. Special prize eggs will be available to find for each age group.

Ashland Rotary Easter Egg Hunt: The Rotary Club of Ashland will hold its annual Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 17, by the tennis courts in Lithia Park along Winburn Way. Families are encouraged to arrive early. The hunt will be over in a minute or two. Kids in age groups of 2 and younger, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10 years old will hunt for more than 3,000 Willamette Egg Farm eggs boiled and dyed by Southern Oregon University dining hall staff, candy and two golden eggs good for special prizes.

Live events
Friday, April 15

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.

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.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Naumes Suncrest Winery, 1950 Suncrest Road, Talent. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. See slopes.org.

Lady & the Tramp: Singer Janeen McGinnis and guitarist Dave Vestnys will perform a mix of blues, jazz, country, and classic and contemporary rock at 5 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Schmidt Family Vineyards, 330 Kubli Road, Grants Pass, Admission is free. See sfvineyards.com or call 541-846-9985.

Band of Brothers: Vocalist Megan Baker, guitarist and vocalist Steve Hopkins, bassist John Lingafelter, and Nevin Van Manen on keys will perform at 5 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541499-0449.

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.

Jodie Jean Marston & Friends: Guitarist and singer Jodie Jean Marston, along with special guests will perform Americana, folk and bluegrass tunes at 5 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Trium Wines Tasting Room, 203 E. Main Street, Talent. See triumwines.com or call 541-625-9100.

Grateful Dead Tribute Night: Steve Shine, John Galloway, and Cathy Dorris will perform Grateful Dead covers at 5 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Bloomsbury Blends, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. See bloomsburyblends.com or call 541-708-0608.

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.

Marshall Stack and Friends: Singer and guitarist Marshall Stack joined by others will perform American Folk tunes at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

Medford Third Friday: Galleries, restaurants, shops and studios in downtown Medford unveil new exhibits, host art demonstrations and more from 5 to 8 p.m. the third Friday of every month. The art walk celebrates all that downtown has to offer — shopping, dining, art and culture — and new experiences are offered each month. On Friday, April 15, look for a silent disco from 6 to 11 p.m. at Pear Blossom Park, 312 E. Fourth St.; performances by Ballet Folklorico and Sunstone Dance Co. at 6 and 7 p.m. respectively at Vogel Plaza, near the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave.; a film screening will be held at 8 p.m. at Retro Wormhole, 30 N Central Ave.; and a live hip-hop show will begin at 9 p.m. at Johnny B’s, 120 E. 6th St. For more information, find Medford’s Third Friday on Facebook.

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.

Hog Wild: The band — guitarist, sax and harmonica player Dale Visage, lead guitarist Tom Bacon, bassist Jim Marvin, drummer Scott Wright and keyboard player and guitarist Albert Lee — will play rock, blues and soul covers at 6 p.m. Friday, April 15, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

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.

Saucy: The five-piece band will play an eclectic mix of country, folk, rock and more at 8 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.

Money Talks Tour: See over a dozen rap and hip-hop groups perform beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. 6th St., Medford. Admission is free; must be 21 or older. See jbsmedford.com or call 458-226-2722.

Saturday, April 16

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.

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.

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.

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.

Building For Bees: Children 5 years and older can learn about local insects, then create a habitat for Oregon’s solitary bees with a step-by-step construction project using recycled materials from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N Mountain Ave, Ashland. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and bring water and a snack. 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.

Make a Kite: Kids are invited to celebrate the outdoors and the blustery spring weather by decorating kites at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First 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 541-535-7090.

Teen Crafternoon: Teens can create a floral scene using watercolors from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., or virtually via Zoom. Snacks, beverages and all supplies will be provided. Take-home kits will be provided one week prior to the event for those wishing to attend the event online. Registration is required. For further details or to register, 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, April 16, the book to be discussed will be “Beyond the Bright Sea” by Lauren Wolk. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-855-1994.

JustaDuo: Singer Alois Henderson and multi-instrumentalist and singer Albert Lee will perform easy listening pop and light rock at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.

Doug Warner: Blues singer-songwriter Doug Warner will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.

Grant Ruiz: Flamenco singer and guitarist Grant Ruiz will perform at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.

New Vintage Swing: New Vintage Swing will play jazz-inspired dance tunes, led by Linda Powers on vocal, violin and guitar, Michael Wells on guitar and vocal, and Scott Johnson on electric bass at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541-499-0449.

Joshua Paul: Guitarist and singer Joshua Paul will perform a blend of Americana, rock, country, and blues at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Wild River Pub, 533 N.E. F St., Grants Pass. Call 541-474-4456.

Jen & Jon: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jen Ambrose and guitarist and composer Jon Galfano will perform a mix of original blues, soul and folk at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Adam Gabriel: Singer and songwriter Adam Gabriel will perform acoustic Southern rock and soul music at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

In Your Grave: Metalcore bands In Your Grave, Cold Hearts, and special guests Insanity’s Reign and Phake will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. 6th St., Medford. $10 cover; must be 21 or older. Doors open at 6 p.m. See jbsmedford.com or call 458-226-2722.

L.E.F.T.: *NOTE: This show is sold out.* Rock ‘n’ roll band L.E.F.T. — singer and guitarist Bret Levick, Bob Evoniuk on Dobro, bassist Greg Frederick, drummer Matt Terreri and Don Harriss on keys — perform Levick’s original rock, along with covers of songs by the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and others at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Join L.E.F.T. as they say goodbye to the infamous “L’” in the band — Bret Levick. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online at eventbrite.com. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.

Author Talk: Children’s author and illustrator Tom Romano will discuss his latest illustrated children’s book, “Lil’ Oriole in the Land of Day and Night,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16, in the Adams Meeting Room at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Admission is free; refreshments provided. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and to sign.

AJ Lee & Blue Summit and Jake Blount: The quartet AJ Lee & Blue Summit will perform classic country, bluegrass and folk music, along with award-winning banjoist, fiddler, singer and ethnomusicologist Jake Blount, at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at La Baguette Music Café, 340 A St., Ashland. Tickets are $25, children 12 and under get in free. Tickets are available online at eventbrite.com. La Baguette will serve food and non-alcoholic beverages; bring your own chairs and adult beverages. This concert will be performed outdoors; fire pits and propane heaters will be provided. Doors open at 6 p.m. For further information see ashlandfolkcollective.com.

Stars on Stage: “Stars on Stage, Celebrating State Soloists” will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. The program will feature young soloists from Jackson County who have been first-place winners at the district musical festival. The students are from high schools in Ashland, Phoenix, Central Point and Medford. There will be vocalists, percussionists, brass, woodwinds, string bass and piano. The performance is free. Further information is available at craterian.org, or by calling 541-779-3000.

Deep Sea: Six-piece psychedelic and world music band Deep Sea will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Talent Club, 114 Talent Ave., Talent. See talentclublive.com for ticket info or call 541-535-2721.

Ring of Trees: The Southern Oregon rock band led by Shybo Torres will perform original songs at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.

Sunday, April 17

Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 17, at Downtown Market Co., 123 W. Main St., Medford. See downtownmarketco.com or call 541-973-2233.

Dayton Mason: Gypsy jazz singer, songwriter and guitarist Dayton Mason will perform at noon Sunday, April 17, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

David Barnes: Southern Oregon singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, David Barnes, will perform original music and select covers from 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

Danielle Kelly Jazz Duo: Singer Danielle Kelly and guitarist Paul Turnipseed will perform a mix of jazz styles at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.

Phil Reed: Phil Reed, member of the duo Brothers Reed, will perform original acoustic pop, blues and folk at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Pinsky and Phil: Guitar and harmonica duo David Pinsky and Phil Newton will play original ‘60s-style Chicago blues duets at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541499-0449.

Rod Petrone: The classical guitarist will play a mix of instrumentals from Brazil, Latin America and France, along with his own arrangements of Italian compositions at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Monday, April 18

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 19

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.

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.

Kiddie Craft: kids 8 years and older can get ready for Earth Day by making a flower bouquet with re-purposed paper rolls at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-864-8880.

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, April 19, will be “A Very Large Expanse of Sea” by Tahereh Mafi. 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 Civilization History Presentation: Local historian Carole Nielson will present “Maya Civilizations & the Yucatan Peninsula,” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. The Mayan civilization flourished on the Yucatan and parts of Central America for nearly 3,000 years. Nielson will talk about their remarkable achievements — great cities, a written language, invention of a type of paper, and one of the worlds most accurate calendars. 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.

Social Security Presentation: Linda Clarkson and Melissa Mlasko of Futurity First Insurance Group will give a free presentation, “Social Security Timing,” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the Central Point Parks and Recreation, Building A, 405 S. Fourth St., Central Point. Learn how to select the right time to take social security income in such a way that it offers you the greatest maximum benefit and how social security is taxed. To register, call 541-973-2100 or email roguemedicare@ffig.com.

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.

Wednesday, April 20

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. 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.

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.

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.

Great Outdoor Book Club: Adults interested in reading books focused on nature and the great outdoors can meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the North Mountain Park Pavilion, located behind the Nature Center, 620 N Mountain Ave, Ashland. The book to be discussed will be “The Hidden Life of Trees,” by Peter Wohlleben. Copies of the book are available to check out; pre-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.

Dayton Mason: Gypsy jazz singer, songwriter and guitarist Dayton Mason will perform at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. $5 cover. 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.

Dirtwire: Psychedelic “electro-twang” band Dirtwire will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Tickets are $25, and are available online at through eventbrite.com. Doors open at 7 p.m. For further information see liveatthearmory.com or call 541-488-7001.

Thursday, April 21

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

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. Thursday, April 21, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

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.

Connor Reese: Singer-songwriter Connor Reese will perform a blend of witty originals and quirky reimaginings of classic tunes at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.

Bryan Bielanski: Acoustic rock singer-songwriter Bryan Bielanski will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. 6th St., Medford. See jbsmedford.com or call 458-226-2722.

Friday, April 22

Earth Day Extravaganza: The Farm at Southern Oregon University will hold an Earth Day event from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, at the farm, 155 Walker Ave., Ashland. Look for exhibitors, entertainment, an ecoquest adventure, educational mini-workshops, games and more. Live performances include Elbow Room Taiko, The Creekside Strings, the SOU Oregon Center for the Arts’ Salsa Band, and others. For further details see sustainability.sou.edu/earth-day-extravaganza-2022.

Children’s Planting Day: Kids are invited to celebrate Earth Day by helping library staff plant a vertical garden in the Medford branch’s Children’s Garden at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Materials and instructions will be provided. This event will be held outside. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679.

Earth Day Event: All ages are invited to learn about the importance of local trees and plants with Bugs-R-Us Educational Services at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Learn about the massive importance of local trees and plants. Examples of local cones, leaves, and plants are discussed, including the life cycles of many different specimens. This presentation includes handouts describing the parts of trees and leaves as well as a Douglas Fir or Redwood cone to plant your own forest 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.

JustaDuo: Singer Alois Henderson and multi-instrumentalist and singer Albert Lee will perform easy listening pop and light rock at 5 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541499-0449.

David Cahalan: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Cahalan will perform at 5 p.m. Friday, April 22, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.

Gary Margason: Singer-songwriter front man for the band The Hundred, Gary Margason will perform solo acoustic alternative rock originals and covers at 5 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Schmidt Family Vineyards, 330 Kubli Road, Grants Pass, Admission is free. See sfvineyards.com or call 541-846-9985.

Shine Swing Trio: The jazz trio, led by Steve Shine, will perform vintage jazz and classic swing at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.

Jones: Joshua and Shelley Kristen Jones will perform covers of popular classic rock, R&B, pop, jazz standards, and originals at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Ericka Flocko: Singer-songwriter Ericka Flocko will perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

Connor Reese: Singer-songwriter Connor Reese will perform a blend of witty originals and quirky reimaginings of classic tunes at 6 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Anchor Valley Wine, 150 S. Oregon St., Jacksonville. See anchorvalleywine.com or call 541-702-2355.

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 6 p.m. Friday, April 22, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

New West Guitar Group: The Siskiyou Music Project will host jazz guitar ensemble New West Guitar Group who will perform jazz standards, popular covers and original compositions at 7 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Tickets are $30, $10 for students with ID. For tickets and further information see grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.

Mercy: The soul and rock band — singer Lynda Day, guitarist Dave Day, drummer Denny Carmassi, keyboard player Gary Nisbet and bassist Demian Norvell will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.