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Rogue Valley livestreams, virtual events: April 29

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Recurring Events

Ashland seniors activities

A variety of virtual and in-person activities and services are available to adults 50 and older Mondays through Fridays through the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. See ashlandseniorservices.org or call 541-488-5342 for full listings.

Native plants garden tour

Take a virtual tour through 11 gardens to explore trees, shrubs, perennials and wildflowers that are native to our area at jacksoncountymga.org/native-plants-garden-tour. Included are an eco-restoration garden, a permaculture mini-farm, a small urban garden and more. Admission is free; donations to the Jackson County Master Gardeners Association will be accepted. For more information, call 541-227-1358.

Historic Jacksonville virtual tour

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

April Events

Gypsy Soul

Folk, soul and roots duo Cilette Swann and Roman Morykit will perform a livestream concert at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, April 30. A pre-show will start at 5:30 p.m. with a video for “All That Remains” from the duo’s album, “The World Is My Country.” The duo will perform a mix of originals and covers during the hour/hour-and-a-half-long show. The concert is available to be livestreamed via Facebook, YouTube and Twitch, and on the Gypsy Soul website (gypsysoul.com). The show is a “pay-what-you-want” basis. Once at the duo’s website, you will find a “virtual tip jar,” where you can use PayPal or a credit card to start the show. You do not have to sign up for anything unless you would like to be sent a reminder for the concert or you’d like to be part of the chat/comments during the concert.

May Events

Booking It — Running and Reading Club

Kids ages 13 and older who are interested in reading and running are invited to run and to read (or listen to an audio-book while running) each week then gather virtually at 4 p.m. the first Monday of each month (May 2) via Zoom to discuss how the running is going and what everyone is reading. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Books at Noon

This readers’ group discusses various books and offer suggestions for new reads at noon the first Tuesday (May 3) of each month, via Zoom. To register, see jcls.libcal.com or for more info call 541-535-7090.

‘Windows in Time’ local history lecture

As part of the free “Windows in Time” lecture series, Katie Johnson, staff archaeologist at the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology, will present “Connections Across Landscapes: Building Stories out of Bones,” via Zoom and in-person, Wednesday, May 4. See listing in Live Events for further details.

Queer Coffee House

The social group for LGBTQ+ communities and their allies meets from 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each month (May 7) via Zoom. Bring a list of your recent favorite books, movies, and/or podcasts, and share what projects or crafts you’re working on. To register or further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar, or call 541-774-8679.

Technology and Community Presentation

Presenter Christopher Davis will give a talk on how to use technology to engage with your community at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, via Zoom. Learn how to use GIS data to see what’s happening around you, find free tax prep aid, sign up for Citizen Alert, explore volunteer opportunities and more. 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. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Board Books for Babies

JCLS staff member Brystan Strong and others will present “Board Books Aren’t Boring!” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, via Zoom. Join in a discussion on the importance of reading to your little one. Learn about the different types of board books and why they are important, and come away with a list of favorites. 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. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

History Presentation

Friends of the Hannon Library will host guest speaker Gigi Best-Richardson, author, historian, genealogist, and museum curator, who will present “Thomas the Melungeon: Walking in My Ancestor’s Footsteps,” at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 12, via Zoom. Best-Richardson will share her own ancestral discoveries from Free Persons of Color (Melungeon) to English and Portuguese raiding slaver ships. To register, see tinyurl.com/mayevent2022. Meeting details will be emailed to you after you register. Call 541-552-6816 or email at libraryevents@sou.edu for further information.

Book Bouquets

Teen and adults can learn how to turn old book pages into roses from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, via Zoom. Pick up a Book Bouquet Take & Make kit (available starting May 7 at the Medford and Ashland branches while supplies last) and join the Zoom presentation for step-by-step instructions. You can also follow along using your own materials. 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. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Worm Composting

Master Gardener John Kobal will give a talk about worm composting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, via Zoom, and in-person at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Kobal will explain how to compost with worms, their benefits, various types of worm bins, and what worms eat. Kobal has over 30 years of gardening experience. He has three worm bins, which compost a majority of his kitchen scraps. 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. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Teen Trivia

Teens ages 13 and older can join in a live, fast-paced game of general knowledge trivia using Zoom and the Kahoot platform at 4:30 p.m. the fourth Monday (May 23) of every month. Log into the Zoom meeting to see the questions and respond on the Kahoot app or website. You don’t need an account to play, just the app and the game PIN, which we will be provided during the Zoom meeting. This quiz will contain 70 questions on a variety of subjects. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.