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Rogue Valley livestreams, virtual events: June 24

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.

June Events

Gypsy Soul

Folk, soul and roots duo Cilette Swann and Roman Morykit will perform a livestream concert as part of their ongoing “Front Row with Gypsy Soul” virtual concert series at 5 p.m. the last Saturday of each month (June 25). A pre-show will start at 4:45 p.m. The duo will perform a mix of originals and covers during the hour/hour-and-a-half-long show, including songs off their yet-to-be-released album “Cover Story.” 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.

Southern Oregon Climate Action Now

The climate action group will host a free general meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, via Zoom. Cherice Bock, Creation Justice Advocate with the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, and Oregon Interfaith Power & Light, will give an overview of faith-based climate action underway in Oregon and elsewhere and discuss how Southern Oregon climate activists may help stimulate additional faith-based action in our region. Across the nation, faith communities are increasingly engaging in climate action. These efforts are varied, ranging from concerted efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to providing support to frontline communities, framed from an ethical or spiritual perspective. To register for the virtual meeting, or for more information, see socan.eco/events.

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 last Wednesday (June 29) 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.

July Events

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 (July 2) 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.

‘Windows in Time’ local history lecture

As part of the free “Windows in Time” lecture series, local historian Nancy Appling, will present “Stories of Southern Oregon Heritage Trees” at noon Wednesday, July 6, via Zoom and in-person. See listing in Live Events for further details.

Author Talk — Alka Joshi

New York Times Best Selling author and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Alka Joshi will discuss her bestselling novels, “The Henna Artist” and “The Secret Keeper of Jaipur,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 7, via Zoom. Joshi will share her inspirations for her work, how her mother’s life story has influenced her writing, and her experience and role in the creation of a Netflix series based on her books. Q-and-A to follow talk. 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 after registration.

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 (July 12) of every month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., and via Zoom. See listing in Live Events for further details.

Author Talk — David Allen

New York Times bestselling author David Allen, one of the world’s most influential thinkers on personal productivity, will discusses how to transform a fast-paced, overwhelming, overcommitted life into one that is balanced, integrated, relaxed, and has more successful outcomes at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 14, via Zoom. Allen’s New York Times bestselling book, “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity,” has sold millions of copies and has been published in thirty languages, and the “GTD” methodology it describes has become a global phenomenon, being taught by training companies in more than ninety countries. Q-and-A to follow talk. 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 after registration.

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 last Wednesday (July 27) 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.

August Events

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 (Aug. 6) 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.

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 last Wednesday (Aug. 31) 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.