Live Rogue Valley music, wineries, growers markets & more: July 15
Jackson County Fair: The annual Jackson County fair runs Wednesday through Sunday, July 13-17, at the Expo, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. Fair hours are 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. The headline acts include Sawyer Brown, Friday, July 15; and Eagles tribute band, Hotel California, Saturday, July 16. Also look for fun and entertainment, 4-H and FFA junior livestock exhibition and auctions, All-Alaskan Pig Racing, Creative Arts exhibits, The Fair Marketplace, food vendors and much more. Tickets are $12 for ages 13 to 61; $6 for ages 62 to 74; and free for ages 75 and older. Sunday admission is free for everybody. All concerts will be free with your paid fair admission. For $85 you can purchase a Golden Wristband for unlimited carnival rides for all 5 days, or $30 in advance or $40 at the gate for a ride wristband for the day. For a full listing of events and details, or to purchase tickets, see attheexpo.com or call 541-774-8270.
Southern Oregon Lavender Festival: The festival, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 15-17, includes six stops on the Southern Oregon Lavender Trail. Most sites offer U-pick lavender flowers, lavender products and crafts, classes, essential oil distillation and more. Collect a stamp from all six farms to be entered into a raffle to win a lavender gift basket. For further details about the Lavender Trail, the festival and a map of locations, see southernoregonlavendertrail.com.
Children’s Museum: The Children’s Museum of Southern Oregon will hold their Grand Opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the museum, 413 W. Main St., Medford. Founded 20 years ago as Kid Time, the new museum has relocated to the historic Carnegie Building in downtown Medford and expanded its early learning opportunities, educational experiences, enrichment programs, interactive play exhibits and activities for children. All exhibits and activities are designed to encourage children to learn and grow through play, including “The Makery,”and facilitates self-guided, explorational art projects of all kinds. Other exhibits at the new hands-on museum include a farm-to-table play area, a ranger station, a wildlife rescue treehouse and a replica of Bigfoot, and more. After the July 15 opening, the museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is $12 for adults; $8 for children; memberships are available, scholarships and discounts available. For further details see tcmso.org or call 541-772-9922.
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 541-499-6646.
Teen Movie Matinee: Teens can watch adventure, treasure and pirate-themed movies, followed by casual chat about the film from 1 to 3 p.m. every Friday through August, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Films will be rated G through PG-13. For further details and a full listing of film titles, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679.
All-Ages Storytime: Master storyteller Will Hornyak will present “Lifting Up the Sky: Tales of Heroes, Hope, and Wonder for All Ages,” at 2 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the Prospect library, 150 Mill Creek Drive. Hornyak will take listeners on a journey of imagination featuring unforgettable characters, memorable plots and far-flung lands of myth and legend. From Oregon tall tales and Mexican fables to Native American myths, Irish legends and participation stories, Hornyak weaves a wide web of oral traditions into a thoughtful, engaging crafted performance. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-560-3668.
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, July 15, the book to be discussed will be “Eleanor” by David Michaelis. 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.
Bob Haworth: Singer-songwriter Bob Haworth, formerly a member of the bands of The Brothers Four and The Kingston Trio, will perform at 4:45 p.m. Friday, July 5, at 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, July 5, at Climate City Brewing Company, 509 S.W. G St., Grants Pass. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. See slopes.org.
David Cahalan: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Cahalan will perform at 5 p.m. Friday, July 15, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.
Jared Gutridge: Acoustic guitarist Jared Gutridge (of rock band Blender) will perform a blend of indie rock and pop originals and covers at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.
Geary Hanley: Singer-songwriter and guitarist Geary Hanley will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Anchor Valley Wine, 150 S. Oregon St., Jacksonville. See anchorvalleywine.com or call 541-702-2355.
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. Friday, July 15, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Blue Lightning: This high-energy dance band — Sue Lundquist on keys and guitar, Rhonda Loftis on drums, Trish Cook, Dianne Strong-Summerhays on vocals, Crystal Reeves on electric violin, Brent Norton on lead guitar and Cedrick Buckingham on bass will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $15; Wok Star Food Truck on site. Doors open at 5:30. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.
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.
Steve Hopkins & Band of Brothers: Guitarist Steve Hopkins and his jazz group, Band of Brothers, will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, July 15, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Grateful Dead Night: Shine On —Steve Shine, Tom Stamper and Vernocia D’Leon — will play covers of Grateful Dead songs at 7 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Applegate Country Club, 15090 Highway 238, Applegate. Find Applegate Country Club on Facebook.com or call 541-846-1666.
Salsa Brava!: The ensemble — Christina Marsilia on vocals, John Mazzei on keys, Jeff Addicot on bass, Mike Fitch and Theresa McCoy on percussion, Gordon Greenley and Joe Fascilla on horns — will perform an array of dance styles, including Afro Cuban salsa, son Cubano, merengue, bachata, cha-cha, plena and Latin pop from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. A beginner dance lesson will be provided by Saraleno Dance Co. Wine, food and beverages will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $15 at the door, cash only. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
Eric Leadbetter: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Eric Leadbetter will perform at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 15-16, at Bella Union Restaurant, 170 W. California St., Jacksonville. See bellau.com or call 541-899-1770.
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.
Ashland Saturday Market: Fresh and organic seasonal produce, bakery items, artisan food, plants and other goods are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 30, along Oak Street in downtown Ashland. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
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 corner of Fourth and F Streets, Grants Pass. See growersmarket.org.
Mountain Stars Quilt Guild: The guild will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the Live Oak Grange, 120 Gardiner St., Rogue River. This month’s meeting starts with the annual Country Store. Clean out your sewing room and bring anything related to quilting, fabric, books, patterns, notions and unfinished projects. Buy new treasures for new projects. All proceeds will benefit the guild. A “Chef’s Choice” lunch will be provided at 11 a.m.; business meeting starts at noon. Bring any quilts you wish to show, and win fat quarters by bringing in a quarter red, white or blue, or a combination of those colors; also bring July’s blocks, “Applique,” “Pieced” and “Quilt of Valor.” Each entry for “Applique” and “Pieced” gets a ticket for the drawing to win all of those blocks. This event is free to anyone interested in learning more about quilting. See msquilters.com or email firstname.lastname@example.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.
Walk through History: Take a walk though Jacksonville’s history during a 1-hour guided tour at 10 a.m. every Saturday through Sept. 3. The tour will leave from Jacksonville’s Courthouse Square, in front of City Hall, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. Visit government and commercial buildings, fraternal lodges, and homes. Learn how gambling money built a church; how a saloon housed the county’s first museum; how the Civil War ended a successful mercantile partnership; how fire reshaped the town and a railroad both destroyed and preserved it, and more. Admission is free; donations accepted. All donations go towards the preservation and maintenance of Jacksonville’s historic buildings. Call 541-245-3650 or email email@example.com.
Historic Bank Tour: Step behind the counter of the oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest — Beekman Bank — from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 4, at the Beekman Bank Museum, 110 W. California St, Jacksonville. A costumed docent will tell the stories of 19th Century banking practices, gold shipping, and handshake deals. Begun in 1856 as a gold dust office, it’s the oldest financial institution between San Francisco and Portland. Preserved as a museum since 1915, it saw over $40 million in gold cross its counter during Jacksonville’s heyday in the late 1800s—worth over $1 billion today. Admission is free; donations greatly appreciated. Proceeds go toward preservation and maintenance of the bank. Call 541-245-3650 or see historicjacksonville.org. For further information and other season offerings, call 541-245-3650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 541-646-1116.
Victorian History Tour: Hear about 19th century family life during a tour from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the Beekman House, 470 E. California St., Jacksonville, with costumed docents adapting the tours to guests’ areas of interest. The one-hour tour explores upper class 19th century lifestyle, changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution, and Victorian architectural and design innovations, and provide insights into upper class Jacksonville lifestyle during the late 1800s. Tours begin every 20 minutes and tour size limited to eight people at a time. Reservations are strongly encouraged; walk-ups will be accommodated based on available space; tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased at historicjacksonville.org/victorian-theme-tours. Proceeds from all tours benefit historic restoration projects. For further information and other season offerings, call 541-245-3650 or email email@example.com.
Pet Adoption: A a special onsite SoHumane pet adoption day will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Southern Oregon Humane Society , 2910 Table Rock Road, Medford. Small dogs rescued from 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. Normal adoption procedures will be followed including meet-and-greets. Cats and kittens will also be available. Adoptable dogs and cats can be viewed at sohumane.org. Call 541-779-3215 for information.
Children’s Disaster Preparedness: Kids in grades K-2 can learn how to be prepared and take action for emergencies like home fires or local hazards at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. The program, “Prepare with Pedro” is a 30- to 45-minute emergency preparedness education program, and kids will receive a storybook to be able to continue learning at home. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-664-3228.
Gardening Presentation: Jason Riessland, Master Gardener and certified instructor in Korean natural farming, will give a presentation on Korean gardening from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Riessland will introduce the system of farming and gardening developed by Master Han-Kyu Cho of South Korea. The system utilizes the revitalization and reintroduction of indigenous microorganisms into the soil, as well as inexpensive, made-on-site liquid fertilizers that can be applied in two ways. Additionally, Riessland will discuss the agricultural crossroads we find ourselves in at present. Participants will learn to identify the rights, principles and heart of Natural Farming; develop a basic understanding of the nine core solutions used in Korean Natural Farming; and receive and introduction to the IMO1 process. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-6980.
Kids Nature Presentation: Kids 5 years and older can join Bugs-R-Us to play detective with real owl pellets to learn what owls have eaten at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the Ruch library, 7919 Highway 238. Latex gloves, tweezers, and magnifying glasses will be provided for dissecting the owl pellets. Kids will also learn about owls in the environment and the part they play in the food-web cycle. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-899-7438.
Mike Brons: Grants Pass guitarist and singer Mike Brons will perform at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Augustino Estate at The Big Red Barn, 16995 N. Applegate Road, Grants Pass. See augustinoestate.com or call 541-846-1881.
Clayton Joseph Scott: Singer-songwriter Clayton Joseph Scott will perform a blend of indie rock and pop at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.
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 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Daisy Creek Vineyard, 675 Shafer Lane, Jacksonville. See daisycreekwine.com or call 541-899-8329.
Giantess Duo: Singer-songwriter and bassist Tess Minnick and guitarist Rob Gunderson will perform a blend of guitar driven blues rock, sultry jazz and a touch of rockabilly/country in an eclectic mix of covers and originals at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Bayer Family Estate Winery, 11663 Agate Road, Eagle Point. See bayerfamilyestate.com or call 541-826-8953.
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 6 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Old Crow Medicine Show: Folk band the band Old Crow Medicine Show will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 S. First St., Jacksonville. The band has been inducted as members of the Grand Ole Opry, won two Grammy Awards: “Best Folk Album” for Remedy (2014) and “Best Long Form Music Video” for Big Easy Express (2013). Additionally, their classic single, “Wagon Wheel”, received the RIAA’s Double-Platinum certification in 2019 for selling over 2,000,000 copies while the band’s debut album O.C.M.S. has been certified Gold (500,000 copies). Pre-concert music will be performed by local artist, Bekkah McAlvage, in the Britt Performance Garden. Tickets are $52 for reserved seating, $42 for lawn seating, and $32 for ages 12 and younger. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at brittfest.org, at the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford, or by calling 800-882-7488. For further details see brittfest.org.
Redwood Empire: The Southern Oregon-based band, featuring singer Jenna Monique, guitarist and vocalist Russ Bohall, bassist Jeremy Sipple, and percussionist Jonathan Lewis, will perform a mix of pop, blues, R&B, and contemporary hits at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.
Jacksonville Farmers Market: The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Sunday through October on the grounds of the Historic Jacksonville Courthouse, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. You’ll find local produce, fresh baked goods, naturally raised beef, local seafood, beverages, treats, prepared foods, arts, crafts and live music. Find jville.market on Facebook for updates and further information.
Rogue Valley Farm Tour: Visit multiple local farms and ranches around Jackson and Josephine Counties during a free self-guided tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 17. Learn about where local food comes from, meet the farmers, participate in a variety of activities from tastings to field tours, explore a vast array of local goods, and more. Maps of the farm and ranch locations and further information are available at roguevalleyfarmtour.com/events or by finding RogueValleyFarmTour on Facebook.
Dog Wash: Dirty dogs are welcome at the third annual the Medford Dog Wash benefiting Friends of the Animal Shelter from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at the Pickle Paw Spa, 771 Stewart Ave., Medford. A wash and brush-out is $20; Nail trims are $10; or opt instead to receive the “SPAW Treatment” (wash, brush out, and nail trim) for $25. This is a cash- and/or check-only fundraiser. All event proceeds contribute to FOTAS programs benefiting the animals awaiting their forever home while at Jackson County Animal Services in Phoenix. See fotas.org.
Nick and Shae: Multi-instrumentalist Nick Garrett-Powell and singer Shae Celine will perform covers of popular music at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Bayer Family Estate Winery, 11663 Agate Road, Eagle Point. See bayerfamilyestate.com or call 541-826-8953.
J Brothers: Brothers Mark Johnson on vocals and keyboard and Scott Johnson on electric bass, along with Michael Whipple on drums, flute and vocals, will perform a mix of classic rock and pop at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Daisy Creek Vineyard, 675 Shafer Lane, Jacksonville. See daisycreekwine.com or call 541-899-8329.
Tim Church: Guitarist Tim Church will play a mix of classical, jazz, Spanish and Brazilian instrumentals at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Dmitri Matheny Group: Flugelhornist, composer and recording artist Dmitri Matheny, along with Charles McNeal on tenor saxophone, Theresa McCoy on drums, Garrett Baxter on bass, and Ed Dunsavage on guitar, will perform lyrical-style jazz at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Tickets are $30 and are available online at siskiyoumusicproject.com. For more information call 541-488-3869.
Nate Bargatze: Stand-up comedian Nate Bargatze will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 S. First St., Jacksonville. Bargatze’s comedy is both clean and relatable, evident in his ten appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Bargatze was featured as one of Esquire’s “Best New Comedians” by Jim Gaffigan, one of Marc Maron’s “Comedians to Watch” in Rolling Stone, one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” for 2015, and as #1 on Vulture’s ‘50 Comedians You Should Know’ in 2015. Pre-concert music will be performed by local band, Rogue Rage, in the Britt Performance Garden. Tickets are $67 for reserved seating, and $42 for lawn seating; children’s tickets not available for this show. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at brittfest.org, at the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford, or by calling 800-882-7488. For further details see brittfest.org.
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.
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.
Teen Gamer Day: Teens can play classic and new board games, Nintendo Switch or Wii from noon to 5 p.m. every Monday 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.
Author Talk: Clive Rosengren, author of “Frog in a Bucket: An Eddie Collins Mystery,” will talk about his book at 7 p.m. Monday, July 18, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-488-4420.
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 1554 Webster St., near Southern Oregon University, Ashland. Until Sept. 6, market customers can park in SOU lot #4. There is no permit required during market hours on Tuesdays. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
Daniel Meyer Pool: The outdoor pool at 1705 Homes Ave. in Ashland is open for lap and recreational swimming through early September. The pool will be closed on all Mondays. For information on swim schedules and lessons, see ashland.or.us/swim or call 541-488-0313.
BrittKids Koncerts: The free BrittKids Koncerts, aimed at introducing their children, ages 10 and younger, to music, dance, and the visual arts, will give a performance, “Dancing Through Mexico” with Ballet Folklorico, at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, in the Britt Performance Garden, 350 S. First St., Jacksonville. Gates open at 10 a.m. For further information or to sign up for a free BrittKids membership see brittfest.org or email at email@example.com.
Kids Geology Presentation: Kids 5 years and older can join Bugs-R-Us to learn about the basic types of rocks, minerals, and fossils and how we use minerals in everyday life at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. Oregon geology will be highlighted, and participants will receive free rock samples to add to their collections. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-864-8880.
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.
Social Dance Club: 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. Dances include swing, foxtrot, waltz, cha-cha, Tango and more. You do not need a partner to participate. Admission is $5-$6. Call or text 541-941-1973.
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.
Gardening Presentation: Jason Riessland, Master Gardener and certified instructor in Korean natural farming, will give a presentation on Korean gardening from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Riessland will introduce the system of farming and gardening developed by Master Han-Kyu Cho of South Korea. The system utilizes the revitalization and reintroduction of indigenous microorganisms into the soil, as well as inexpensive, made-on-site liquid fertilizers that can be applied in two ways. Additionally, Riessland will discuss the agricultural crossroads we find ourselves in at present. Participants will learn to identify the rights, principles and heart of Natural Farming; develop a basic understanding of the nine core solutions used in Korean Natural Farming; and receive and introduction to the IMO1 process. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679.
Digital Legacy Presentation: Nicole Vukcevic will present “Preparing for Your Digital Legacy,” at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Have you ever wondered what happens to your digital accounts after death? Or how your loved ones will get access to preserve precious data, such as photos and videos? This program will help you take practical steps to prepare for your digital legacy. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-664-3228.
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.
Hawaiian Dance Performance: The Moala family will demonstrate Hawaiian, Tongan, Māori, and Tahitian dance styles at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-878-2270.
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.
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.
Children’s Disaster Preparedness: Kids in grades K-2 can learn how to be prepared and take action for emergencies like home fires or local hazards at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The program, “Prepare with Pedro” is a 30- to 45-minute emergency preparedness education program, and kids will receive a storybook to be able to continue learning at home. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-6980.
Red Cross Pillowcase Program: Children grades 3-5 can learn about personal and family preparedness and safety, local hazards, and basic coping skills at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Red Cross volunteers will lead students through a “Learn, Practice, Share” framework to engage them in disaster preparedness and survival skills. Participants take home a pillowcase in which to build their personal emergency supplies kit. 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. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Mountain Park Pavilion, located behind the Nature Center, 620 N Mountain Ave, Ashland. On July 20, the book to be discussed will be “Flight Behavior,” by Barbara Kingsolver. 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.
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.
Big Kid Storytime: Kids 8 and older can listen to a treasure of exciting chapter books at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. This program will conclude with a fun, creative activity. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-864-8880.
Teen Live Action Board Game Day: Teens 12 and older can participate in a treasure hunting live-action board game at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. Teens will play against each other, roll giant dice and step on giant spaces to get to the “buried treasure” before everyone else. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-878-2270.
Applegate Evening Market: Shop local directly from area farmers, artisans, and crafters, and hear live music by regional artists from 5 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday through Oct., at Electric Gardens Flower Farm, 8035 Highway 238, Jacksonville. See applegateeveningmarket.com or call 541-761-6502.
Pinsky and Phil: Guitar and harmonica duo David Pinsky and Phil Newton will play original ‘60s-style Chicago blues duets at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.
J Brothers Duo: Brothers Mark Johnson on vocals and keyboard and Scott Johnson on electric bass, will perform a mix of classic rock and pop at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.
Tim Church: Guitarist Tim Church will play a mix of classical, jazz, Spanish and Brazilian instrumentals at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
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; Smoke Rogues will be the host band on July 20. Admission is free; donations gladly accepted. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com, find Rogue Blues Society on Facebook or call 541-500-8881.
OSF Green Show: Free live entertainment is presented at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, through Oct. 1, on the Courtyard Stage adjacent to the Allen Elizabethan and Angus Bowmer theaters on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See osfashland.org or call 541-482-4331.
Open Mic: The Phoenix Clubhouse will host an all-ages, all-talents open mic from 7 to 10 p.m. every Wednesday, at the clubhouse, 310 N. Main St., Phoenix. A different host will mc/perform each week. Drums, amps, keyboards and more will be available for use. For further information see phoenixclubhouse.com.
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 Nov. 17, in Hawthorne Park, 501 E. Main St., corner of East Jackson and Hawthorne streets, Medford. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
David Barnes: Southern Oregon singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, David Barnes, will perform jazz and folk music with concert ukelele and guitar solos from 10 a.m. to noon every Thursday and Saturday at the Great Harvest Bread Company, 203 Genessee St., Medford. Call 541-245-3310.
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.
American History Presentation: Edwin Batistella, English professor at Southern Oregon University and author, will present, “American Myths About American Government,” as part of JCLS’s “Consider This” speaker series, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Batistella will discuss how cultural ideas about the presidency, voting, and other elements of American government both reflect and distort the reality of those institutions. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-826-3313.
Summer Thursdays: Bring a picnic and enjoy the summer evening, stroll about the historic Hanley grounds, take self-guided garden tours, and tour the Hanley House from 4 to 8 p.m. every Thursday through Sept. 1, at the Historic Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point. The first Thursday of each month, in addition to Hanley House tours, you’ll have the opportunity to tour the Farm’s “old barn,” one of the oldest in Oregon that is still standing, and every third Thursday wagon rides will be available. All activities are free except the house tour, which is $10, $5 for children ages 12 and younger. For further details see sohs.org, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-773-6536.
Nick Garrett Powell: Guitarist and singer Nick Garrett Powell, lead singer of the acoustic duo The Fret Drifters, will perform at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Bloomsbury Blends, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. See bloomsburyblends.com or call 541-708-0608.
Highway Bound: The Country music trio featuring Erica Flynn on vocals, and guitarists Jimi and Alex Detweiler will perform at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Irish Music: Hear live traditional Irish and Celtic music by a variety of local musicians and join in dancing led by Alexis Jordan at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Ashland City Band: The community band, conducted by Don Bieghler, will perform at 7 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 11, in the Butler Band Shell in Ashland’s Lithia Park. Music selections will include original compositions, Broadway show songs, marches and featured soloists. Pre-concert music will be played each week by a variety of small ensembles at 6:15 pm, including the Dixieland Band, the Rogue Valley Brass Quintet, the German Band, the Ashland Brass, the Rogue Valley Woodwind Quintet and the Jefferson State Brass. Admission is free. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets or low-level chairs, as park bench seating is limited. See ashlandband.org for further details.