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Rogue Valley livestreams, virtual events: Sept. 30

Pictured is the first train in Butte Falls, Nov. 15, 1910. Jerry Hellinga will present “The Railroad to Butte Falls: From Tourism to Logging” Wednesday. See listing. SOHS photo

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Recurring Events

Ashland seniors activities

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

Native plants garden tour

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

Historic Jacksonville virtual tour

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

October Events

‘Windows in Time’ local history lecture

As part of the free “Windows in Time” lecture series, Jerry Hellinga, retired forester and treasurer and chief mechanical officer of the Southern Oregon Railway Historical Society, will present “The Railroad to Butte Falls: From Tourism to Logging” at noon Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., and via Zoom. See listing in Live Events for further details.

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 Oct. 11, the book to be discussed will be “The Road to Character,” by David Brooks. Registration is required. 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 — Aziz Gazipura

Aziz Gazipura, one of the world’s leading experts on social confidence will discuss his book “Not Nice: Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty,” at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, via Zoom. 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.

Author Talk — Zain E. Asher

CNN Anchor Zain E. Asher will discuss her memoir “Where The Children Take Us,” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, via Zoom. 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.

Author Talk — Kate Quinn

Historical fiction writer Kate Quinn will discuss her newest release, “The Diamond Eye,” and her other works, including “The Alice Network,” “The Huntress,” and “The Rose Code” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, via Zoom. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.

Teen Trivia

Teens ages 13 and older can join in a live, fast-paced game of general knowledge trivia using Zoom and the Kahoot platform at 4:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month (Oct. 25). 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.