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Rogue Valley livestreams, virtual events: July 29

The duo Gypsy Soul -- Cilette Swann and Roman Morykit -- will perform a livestream concert Saturday, July 30. See listings. MT file photo
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.

July Events

Gypsy Soul

Folk, soul and roots duo Cilette Swann and Roman Morykit will perform a livestream concert as part of their ongoing “Lifestream” virtual concert series at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 30. A pre-show will start at 5:45 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.

August Events

Digital Legacy Presentation

Nicole Vukcevic will present “Preparing for Your Digital Legacy,” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, via Zoom. 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 or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679.

Author Talk — Marcia Chatelain

Marcia Chatelain will discuss her Pulitzer prize-winning book “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America,” at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, via Zoom. Chatelain is a highly accomplished professor and scholar of African American life and culture and a frequent public speaker in food justice, race and ethnicity, and Urban Policy. 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.

‘Windows in Time’ local history lecture

As part of the free “Windows in Time” lecture series, Pat Acklin, Professor Emerita of Geography and Environmental Studies at Southern Oregon University, will present “Rogue River Preserve: Deep Roots in Jackson County History” at noon Wednesday, Aug. 3, via Zoom and in-person. 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 (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.

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 via Zoom. On Aug. 9, the book to be discussed will be “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” by Garth Stein. For further details and 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.

Author Talk — Liz Moore

Liz Moore will discuss her international bestseller “Long Bright River” and other works at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, via Zoom. Drawing on deeply personal volunteer work, Moore spins a story that is both graphically honest and dignified. “Long Bright River” puts a very human face on the effect that addiction can have on generations of families and communities. 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.

Author Talk — Michele Harper

Michele Harper will highlight the lessons learned on her inspiring personal journey of discovery and self-reflection as written in her memoir “The Beauty in Breaking,” at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, via Zoom. Her book speaks about how each of us are broken—physically and emotionally, how we go about recognizing those breaks, how we try to mend them, and where we go from there as all equally crucial parts of the healing process. 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.

Author Talk — Liz Wiseman

Liz Wiseman, author, researcher, and executive adviser, will showcase her latest book, “Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger and Multiply Your Impact” at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, via Zoom. Drawing on insights from leaders at top companies, Wiseman explains what the most influential players are doing differently, how small and seemingly insignificant differences in how we think and act can make an enormous impact, and why—with a little coaching—this mindset is available to everyone who wants to contribute at their highest level and do more meaningful work. 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 (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.