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RV Symphony season kickoff, live local music, wineries & more: Sept. 2

Clarinetist Anthony McGill will perform with the Rogue Valley Symphony during their first Masterworks concert, “Onward and Upward!” Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9-11, at various locations in the Rogue Valley. See listings. Photo by Chris Lee

*Note: To submit your event to Tempo, email information to Tempo@rosebudmedia.com.

In Focus: Rogue Valley Symphony

The symphony, conducted by Martin Majkut, will perform their first Masterworks concert, “Onward and Upward!” with clarinetist Anthony McGill, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland; at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, in the Grants Pass Performing Arts Center, 830 N.E. Ninth St. McGill will perform a concerto written specifically for him by composer Richard Danielpour, “From the Mountaintop,” inspired by the words and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The program will also include Franz Schubert’s “Unfinished Symphony,” and Richard Strauss’s profound tone poem, “Death and Transfiguration.” Tickets are $28 to $48 for the Ashland concert; $28 to $58 for the Craterian show; and $28 to $48 for the Grants Pass show. Tickets can be purchased at rvsymphony.org or by calling 541-708-6400.

Friday, Sept. 2

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.

Bobbie Ann & The Invisible Band: Hear classic rock and pop tunes performed by Bobbie Ann and The Invisible Band at 4:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Urban Cork, 340 N. Fir St., Medford. See theurbancork.com or call 541-779-1788.

Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman: Classical and flamenco guitarist Grant Ruiz and jazz guitarist Dan Fellman will join forces to perform at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Bloomsbury Blends, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. See bloomsburyblends.com or call 541-708-0608.

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 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.

EZ Street Band: The five-piece band will perform a mix of country, blues, rock, and jazz tunes at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Pebblestone Cellars, 1670 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-512-1655.

Sonido Alegre: The band guitarist Charles Guy, violinist Linda Powers, and friends will perform original music and select covers with Spanish flavors and flamenco flair at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Trium Wines Tasting Room, 203 E. Main Street, Talent. See triumwines.com or call 541-625-9100.

Verna and Robbie: Vocalist Verna Dodge, along with guitarist and vocalist Robbie DaCosta, will perform a mix of blues, oldies, rockabilly, country and jazz at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.

Silent Disco: Dance the night away at a family friendly Silent Disco from 6 to 11 p.m. the first Friday of each month through October, near the lower duck pond in Lithia Park in Ashland. DJs will spin a mix of music. Two channels will be available. Young children can make their own music on the interactive “Wiggle Station” which broadcasts on the Kid’s Channel. Rent a pair of wireless headphones for a $10. For further details and updates in case of smoke or inclement weather see Facebook.com/silentmovementinternational.

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.

Rogue Suspects: Rock, funk and blues band The Rogue Suspects — singer Shae Celine, guitar player Dirk Price, bassist Greg Frederick, drummer David Bolen and keyboard player Don Harriss—will perform a show dedicated to the legend of Tina Turner at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $25. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.

Brothers Reed: Brothers Aaron and Philip Reed will perform original acoustic pop, blues and folk at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Bayer Family Estate Winery, 11663 Agate Road, Eagle Point. See bayerfamilyestate.com or call 541-826-8953.

Daniel Nickels: Guitarist and singer Daniel Nickels will perform ‘90s rock and indie and folk rock at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

‘Hootenanny’: The Rogue Grape will host an open mic “Hootenanny,” from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Rogue Grape Barrel Room, 515 Bigham Knoll Drive, Jacksonville. Open to all musicians for freestyle open jam and opportunities to perform solo if desired. Everyone is welcome to join in the songs. See theroguegrape.com or call 541-622-8622.

Saucy: The five-piece band will play an eclectic mix of country, folk, rock and more at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Jeff Pevar & Inger Nova: Guitarist and singer Jeff Pevar, along with vocalist Inger Nova, guitarist Paul Turnipseed, bassist Matt Spencer and drummer Reinhardt Melz, will perform a mix of funk, Blues, R&B, rock, and a touch of “Zepdrix” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Silver Spring Farm, 1313 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Advance tickets are $30, or $35 at the door. For further info or to purchase tickets email at info@pevar.com.

Chuck and David: The banjo and guitar duo Chuck and David, aka Mr. Hand, will ultra-fast acoustic bluegrass, special arrangements from the 1800s, and a mix of 1960s’ popular television theme songs at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Oberon’s Restaurant & Bar, 45 N. Main St., Ashland. See oberonsashland.com or call 541-708-6652.

Iconoplasty: Electro-rock psychedelic dance band Iconoplasty will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Local 31 Pub, 31 Water St., Ashland. Tickets are $5. See local31pub.com or call 541-708-6813.

Saturday, Sept. 3

Rogue Gem & Geology Club: The club will hold their ninth annual sale of polished rock slabs, rough rock, hand-crafted jewelry, equipment, hand-painted novelty rocks, and more from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at 1003 Isham St., Grants Pass. See roguegemandgeology.org.

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.

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 info@historicjacksonville.org.

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 Saturday at the Great Harvest Bread Company, 203 Genessee St., Medford. Call 541-245-3310.

Ruch Book Sale: Book sales are held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of each month, at the Book Barn, next to the Ruch library, 7919 Highway 238. Look for new or gently-used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds help fund library programs, activities and collections. Masks are required and book donations are welcome. Proceeds benefit the Ruch library’s programs and collections. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-899-7438.

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 info@historicjacksonville.org.

Medford Metalfest: Nine local and regional metal bands of all kinds will perform during Medford’s second annual Metalfest beginning at noon Saturday, Sept. 3, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. 6th St., Medford. Performing bands include The Shaky Harlots, Cosmic Waste, Solicitor, Dead Thrall, and more. Tickets are $20. For tickets and further details see jbsmedford.com or call 458-226-2722.

Preschool Crafternoon: Kids 3 and older can create an “African Sunset”using construction paper and their choice of African animal at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Two kids will win copies of Atinuke’s book “Africa, Amazing Africa.” Pre-registration required. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-535-7090.

Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Association: The group will hold a family-friendly public jam session and dance from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Fruitdale Grange, 1440 Parkdale Ave., Grants Pass. Acoustic musicians are welcome to sit in and play, and dancing is encouraged. Donations are optional. Call 541-956-0618 or 541-218-0126 or see ootfa4.org.

Central Theme Book Talk Group: This readers’ group discusses various books everyone is currently reading and offer suggestions for new reads at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-664-3228.

Teen Gamer Day: Teens ages 13 and older can meet to play classic and newly released board games, offbeat table-top games, video games and more from 1 to 4 p.m. the first Saturday of each month, 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.

David Cahalan: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Cahalan will perform at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Augustino Estate at The Big Red Barn, 16995 N. Applegate Road, Grants Pass. See augustinoestate.com or call 541-846-1881.

Foraging Presentation: Adults can learn about options for foraging in the local area at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-535-4163.

Barrel-Aged Troubadours: The acoustic duo featuring Stephen Michael Moore on guitar and Michael Schwartz harmonica, will perform acoustic original songs and classic covers at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541499-0449.

Bim Jeam and the Sadness: Hear country, folk and blues acoustic music you can groove to when Bim Jeam and the Sadness performs at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.

Jeff K Duo: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel, along with Jack Hopfinger, will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, and original songs at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Bayer Family Estate Winery, 11663 Agate Road, Eagle Point. See bayerfamilyestate.com or call 541-826-8953.

Nick Garrett Powell: Guitarist and singer Nick Garrett Powell, lead singer of the acoustic duo The Fret Drifters, will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Moxie Cafe & Market, 691 Fair Oaks Ave., Ashland. See moxiecafemarket.com or call 541-499-2179.

New Vintage Swing: Vocalist Linda Powers and her jazz band — jazz guitarist Michael Wells, bassist Scott Johnson — will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Rogue Grape Barrel Room, 515 Bigham Knoll Drive, Jacksonville. See theroguegrape.com or call 541-622-8622.

Holly Gleason Trio: The singer, songwriter and guitarist, Holly Gleason, along with JD Berlingeri on bass and Jeff Judkins on mandolin, will perform original folk songs along with a few covers at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. $5 cover. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

Dark Eyes Duet: Guitarist Dayton Mason and singer Greta Gardiner will perform Django Reinhardt gypsy jazz standard tunes at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at The Rogue Grape, 515 Bigham Knoll Drive, Jacksonville. See theroguegrape.com or call 541-842-8416.

The Shabby Guys: Guitarist Pete Brown, bassist Jeff Addicott, drummer Mike Fitch, and Gordon Greenley on sax will play a mix of pop, blues, R&B and contemporary hits at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Sunday, Sept. 4

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 Old Timers Car Club: People interested in old car mechanics, restoration, safety and touring in their cars are invited to meet at 1:30 p.m. the first Sunday of every month, at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall, 1130 Hazel St., Central Point. Membership is open to anyone who owns a car or truck 30 years old or older. Call 541-535-7658 or 541-227-3030.

Northwest Bird Club: Owners and those interested in pet birds can meet at 2 p.m. the first Sunday of every month at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. See nwbirdclub.org or find Northwest Bird Club on Facebook.

Sonido Alegre: The band guitarist Charles Guy, violinist Linda Powers, and friends will perform original music and select covers with Spanish flavors and flamenco flair at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at Pebblestone Cellars, 1670 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-512-1655.

Jared Gutridge: Acoustic guitarist Jared Gutridge (of rock band Blender) will perform a blend of indie rock and pop originals and covers at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at Del Rio Vineyards, 52 N. River Road, Gold Hill. See delriovineyards.com or call 541-855-2062.

Tim Church: Guitarist Tim Church will play a mix of classical, jazz, Spanish and Brazilian instrumentals at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Chicago: Hailed as one of the “most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era,” the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 S. First St., Jacksonville. *Note: This show is sold out. For further details see brittfest.org, stop by the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford, or call 800-882-7488.

The Cabin Project: The quartet of queer, all women and non-binary Portland-based musicians — vocalist Katie Sawicki, also on guitarand piano, drummer and vocalist Zanny Geffel, bassists Kris Doty, and​Kelly Cliftonand violinist Jean Mastaler — will perform a blend of orchestral folk, rock, and indie at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Talent Club, 114 Talent Ave., Talent.Tickets are $15; must be 21 or older. See Talentclublive.com or call 541-535-2721.

Monday, Sept. 5

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 needed 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.

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, Sept. 6

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.

Children’s Museum: The Children’s Museum of Southern Oregon, 413 W. Main St., Medford, features early learning opportunities, educational experiences, interactive play exhibits and activities for children, such as “The Makery,”and 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, a replica of Bigfoot, and more. 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, scholarships and discounts available. For further details see tcmso.org or call 541-772-9922.

Books at Noon: This readers’ group discusses various books and offer suggestions for new reads at noon the first Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-6980.

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 keyboardist 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 $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.

Eagle Point Friends Book Club: Discuss suggested books with this reader’s group from 2 to 3:15 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. The book to be discussed on Tuesday, Sept. 6, will be “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-826-3313.

Tuesday Afternoon Knitters: Knitters, crocheters, lace needle crafters 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., and from 3 to 5 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. For further information see Tuesday Afternoon Knitters on Facebook.

Author Talk: Peter Gibb, author of “Mindful Conversation: Speak Openly, Connect Deeply, Live Joyously,” will talk about his book at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-6980.

All-Ages Storytime: Listen to a different “Choose Your Own Adventure” story as it’s read aloud and help make choices that will determine what happens in each story at 4 p.m. every Tuesday through September, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. All ages welcome. During the month of October the fun continues with “Give Yourself Goosebumps” stories read aloud. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679.

Queer Coffee House: The social group for LGBTQ+ communities and their allies can meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The group gathers to watch movies, play games, build community, and share favorite books, movies, podcasts, and more. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679.

Siskiyou Singers: The singing group, conducted by Director Mark Reppert, invites experienced vocalists to audition for the choir’s 40th anniversary season, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 6 and 13, at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. The choir’s repertoire is diverse, encompassing both sacred and secular music from Renaissance madrigals to American spirituals, from 18th century masses to multi-cultural and modernist compositions of today. The choir presents two concert programs per year, as well as at local schools. To schedule an audition time, contact Mark Reppert at markreppert@gmail.com. Walk-in auditions are also welcome. For more information email info@siskiyousingers.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

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; group discounts available. To purchase tickets or for more information, see scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.

‘Windows in Time’ local history lecture: As part of the free “Windows in Time” lecture series, Sociology/Anthropology faculty at Southern Oregon University, historian and researcher Maureen Flanagan Battistella will present “The Many Cs of the YMCA: Civics, Christianity, Physical Culture and Community” at noon Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., and via Zoom. The Young Men’s Christian Association helped define American civic and moral values at the turn of the last century, but today, many chapters are more concerned with healthy living and a broader sense of community. In this presentation, Battistella will describe how the Y. M. C. A. influenced civic infrastructure, social relationships, and the lives of young men and women in Southern Oregon and the Pacific Northwest over the last 150 years. Registration is required for attending both in-person and online. To register and for further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar, or for more info call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register. This program will also be screened live at additional library locations; search “Watch With Us” at jcls.org to find a screening near you. The program will be recorded for later viewing on JCLS’ YouTube channel, youtube.com/c/JCLSBeyond.

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.

After-School Activities: School-age children are invited to join in an after-school activity from 2 to 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday through November the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Each week, activities will have a different theme. Activities include games, crafts, build-it challenges, STEAM projects, and more. Snacks provided. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679.

Outdoor Survival Presentation: Teens 13 and older can learn the basics of outdoor survival — making a shelter, filtering water, starting a fire, and more — with Michele, an Outdoor Adventure Leadership program instructor at Southern Oregon University, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, near the Umma at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N Mountain Ave, Ashland. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-6980.

Central Point Teen Advisory Group: Motivated teens in grades 7 to 12 can meet to brainstorm ideas, discuss books and movies, help make decisions on programming and displays in the teen library, make crafts, discuss books and movies, and more at 4 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-664-3228.

Kids Nature Crafting: Children ages 6 through 12 can learn about the phases of the moon and make their own moon phase slider at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-855-1994.

Banned Book Club: Adults 18 and older can meet to read and discuss banned books at 4:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Talk will focus on what caused selected books to be banned, what being banned means, and how this impacts us as a society, and if we agree or disagree. On Sept. 7, the book to be discussed will be “Catch 22” by Joseph Heller. 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.

Applegate Evening Market: Shop local directly from more than 30 area farmers, artisans, and crafters, and hear live music by regional artists from 5 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday through Oct. 5, at Electric Gardens Flower Farm, 8035 Highway 238, Jacksonville. The weekly market also features a rotating line-up of food trucks, and a beer and wine garden. See applegateeveningmarket.com or call 541-761-6502.

Shae and Jenni: Singers Shae Celine and Jennifer Davis will perform at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.

Dayton Mason: Gypsy jazz singer, songwriter and guitarist Dayton Mason will perform at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. 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, Sept. 7, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. $15 cover; includes dinner. 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; Bill Scholar will be the host band on Aug. 17. 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.

Thursday, Sept. 8

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.

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.

Kid Crafternoon: Kids 6 and older can participate in a kindness treasure hunt, “Positivity Rocks,” and paint two rocks — one to keep and one to leave for someone else to find —at 4 p.m. the second Thursday of each month through August, at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. For further details see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-582-1714.

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.

Aaron Reed: Aaron Reed, member of the duo Brothers Reed, will perform original acoustic pop, blues and folk at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. 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.

Peace Choir: Singing activists who wish to sing for peace, social justice and the environment are invited to join the Rogue Valley Peace Choir, directed by Jerry Campbell, now celebrating its 20th anniversary. The choir meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, at the First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Registration begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, and no audition is required; singers need to be able to sing on key. For further information, see roguevalleypeacechoir.org.

Flamenco Pacifico: Flamenco Pacifico — guitarist and singer Grant Ruiz of Ashland, guitarist/composer Berto Boyd of Portland, bassist Randy Tico of Santa Barbara, Cal., percussionist Terry Longshore of Ashland, and dancers Melissa Cruz of Oakland, Cal., and Elena Villa of Portland, will perform traditional Spanish flamenco and original music at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Tickets are $25-$40. For tickets and further details see grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.

Blues Traveler: Grammy award-winning blues band, Blues Traveler, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 S. First St., Jacksonville. *Note: This show is sold out. For further details see brittfest.org, stop by the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford, or call 800-882-7488.

Reptaliens: Bands The Reptaliens , Blood Jacuzzi and Casey & the Cutoffs will perform at 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Local 31 Pub, 31 Water St., Ashland. Tickets are $10. See local31pub.com or call 541-708-6813.

Friday, Sept. 9

Preschool Puppet Theatre: Join Sammy Salmon and friends as they discover the wonders of our natural world at 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of each month on the lawn in front of the North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $10. A short environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show and playtime. A craft or hands-on activity will follow. No late seating is allowed. For further information see ashlandparksandrec.org, email at parksinfo@ashland.or.us or call 541-488-5340.

Crater Lake Chapter of D. A. R.: The Crater Lake Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at the Masonic Temple Lodge, 975 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. A 20-30 minute educational presentation will be followed by chapter business at each meeting. DAR meets the first Friday of the month Sept. through May unless otherwise noted. For more information on chapter activities see craterlakedar.org or email at cjbisselldar@gmail.com.

Soul Revue: Singers Shae Céline, Jennifer Davis and Jade Chavis, bassist Greg Frederick, guitarist Dirk Price, and drummer Christo Pallani, will perform soul and Motown classics at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Del Rio Vineyards, 52 N. River Road, Gold Hill. Tickets are $15. For tickets and further details see delriovineyards.com or call 541-855-2062.

Rick Millward: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Rick Millward will perform a mix of classic and current rock, pop, folk and original music at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at The Urban Cork, Urban Cork, 340 N. Fir St., Medford. See theurbancork.com or call 541-779-1788.

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, Sept. 9, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.

The Reverberays: Chico Cornell, Hefe Rodriguez, Guapo Chuzman, Fia Stone will perform a mix of classic instrumental surf rock and surf-inspired standards that feature vocals, as well as obscure covers and originals at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.

Lil Sumpins: The acoustic duo will perform a mix of country, folk and more at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Anchor Valley Wine Bar, 150 S. Oregon St., Jacksonville. See anchorvalleywine.com or call 541-702-2355.

Gary Margason: Singer-songwriter front man for the band The Hundred, Gary Margason will perform solo acoustic alternative rock originals and covers at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at The Rogue Grape, 515 Bigham Knoll Drive, Jacksonville. See theroguegrape.com or call 541-842-8416.

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 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Gypsy Rogue: Guitarists Dan Fellman and Dayton Mason will perform a variety of jazz and swing styles at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Steve Shine Jazz Trio: The trio — Steve Shine, Tom Stamper and Vernocia D’Leon — will play a mix of jazz, R & B, blues and current music at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

Haunted History Tour: Costumed docents will lead an hour-long “Haunted History” tour the second Friday of each month through Sept. 16, in downtown Jacksonville. Guests will be introduced to some of the town’s historic buildings along with the restless ghosts and spirits who still occupy them. The 7 and 7:30 p.m. courthouse tour features stories of brothels, epidemics and hangings. The 7:15 and 7:45 p.m. Britt Hill tour shares tales of arson, saloons and Oregon’s first Chinatown. The walking tours are not your “typical” ghost tours with special effects but are history tours about real hauntings resulting from past events. Tours are $10, and reservations are required. Reservations must be made on-line at historicjacksonville.org/haunted-history-tours, no later than 4 p.m. on the day of the tour. Tours leave from the Jacksonville Visitors Center at the corner of N. Oregon and C streets. Proceeds go to the maintenance of Jacksonville’s historic buildings. Call 541-245-3650 for reservations. For additional information see historicjacksonville.org or email at info@historicjacksonville.org for information or call 541-245-3650.

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 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. A beginner dance lesson will be provided by Saraleno Dance Co. at 7 p.m. Wine, food and beverages will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $20, $10 for children ages 7 to 12, at the door, cash only. Children 6 and younger get in free. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.

The Hamazons: Warrior Princesses of Improv Cil Stengel, Eve Smyth and Kyndra Laughery will present “Improvised Shakespeare” a completely improvised show where comedy improvisation entwines with the style of The Bard at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Toad, Ashland. Inspired by the works of Shakespeare, The Hamazons will deliver a full-length improvised play (in two acts) in the Elizabethan style. Filled with the language of poetic imagery and bawdy innuendo, the Hamazons will “take arms against a sea of trouble” and hope that “all’s well that ends well.” Lovers, fools, fairies, and “monarchs to behold the swelling stage” will find a new story of the golden age as The Hamazons discover it for the first and only time with the help of audience suggestions. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $18 at the door; advance tickets are recommended. For tickets and further details see hamazons.com.

Terry Robb: Portland-based blues guitarist Terry Robb will play a solo concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at the Talent Club, 114 Talent Ave., Talent. Robb was inducted into the Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame in 1998 and to the Oregon Music Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2017, he received the “Paul deLay” Muddy Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Cascade Blues Association. Robb’s latest album, “Confessin’ My Dues,” garnered him a 2020 Blues Music Award nomination for Acoustic Blues Album. Must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are $20. See talentclublive.com for ticket info or call 541-535-2721.