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Festival Noons: Wardrobe supervisor Ann Stephens will lead a free park talk from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Bill Patton Garden, outside Gate 1 of the Allen Elizabethan Theatre, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.

Genealogy Library Open House: The Jackson County Genealogy Library will hold its monthly “Diggin’ in the Dark: Genealogy After Hours” event from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. The library will be open and volunteers will be on hand to assist with genealogy research. The event is free. Call 541-512-2340 or email reception@rvgslibrary.org.

‘Divergent’: In the future, the world is divided into factions based on virtues. Tris (Shailene Woodley) learns that she’s Divergent and won’t fit in to a faction. When she uncovers a plot to destroy all Divergents, she and the mysterious Four (Theo James) must find out what makes Divergents so dangerous before it’s too late (rated PG-13). The movie starts at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-8685 or see www.jcls.org.

Mystery Readers Roundtable: The book discussion group meets from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-535-7098 or see www.jcls.org.

Books@4: Discuss your favorite books and find new titles to read at this book discussion group that meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org. Refreshments and snacks provided.

Southern Oregon World of Wine Festival: This year’s World of Wine Festival at the historic Bigham Knoll Campus, 525 Bigham Knoll Dr., Jacksonville, runs from Tuesday, Aug. 19, through Saturday, Aug. 23. Events include a sponsors’ reception at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19; a Southern Oregon sensory class at 1 p.m. and a Southern Oregon vs. The Old World sensory class at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20; a sensory class at 1 p.m. and a Riedel wine glass seminar at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21; an “Unraveling the Mystique of Terrior: Wine’s Sense of Place” sensory class at 1 p.m. and a medal dinner at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22; and a grand tasting and silent auction at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23. The event benefits the Asante Foundation and the Children’s Miracle Network. For more information and to buy tickets, see www.worldofwinefestival.com.

OSF Green Show: The Unfortunates Band will will give a second free performance at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The band is comprised of writers and musicians involved with the 2013 OSF premiere production of the musical "The Unfortunates." The group is comprised of hip hop a capella group 3blindMice, singer-songwriter Casey Lee Hurt, members of local folk band Hamfist and local drummer Mike Fitch. The Festival offers free presentations and performances from local, national and international artists Tuesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 12. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.

Cribbage Tournament: Compete at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 2640 E. Barnett Road, Medford. Admission to the tournament costs $4.50. Call 541-773-2898.

Southern Oregon Jazz Orchestra: The 15-piece orchestra — featuring vocalist Dianne Strong, pianist Alan Berman and horn players Frank Kenney, Danny Chavez and Pat DeBellis — will play a mix of swing, Latin and arrangements of songs from the big-band era for dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, The Imperial Events Center, 40 N. Front St., Medford. Admission is $7. Call 541-499-8855 or 541-779-2042 for information.

Country-Western Dance: Beginning line dancing starts at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lave Ave., Central Point. Intermediate line dancing starts at 6:30 p.m. and partner and specialty dancing starts at 7 p.m. Admission costs $6. Call 541-826-8000 or see www.evergreenballroom.com.

Jeopardy Trivia: Prizes will be awarded in the competition at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Louie’s Restaurant & Bar, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Children are welcome to participate but must be out of the restaurant by 10 p.m. Admission costs $1. Call 541-482-9701.

Wednesday, Aug. 20

Demonstration Garden Tours: Join master gardeners on a tour of the butterfly, amphibian-reptile, native plants, heirloom plants and herb gardens from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday near the North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Cost is free although donations to the Nature Center are appreciated. Pre-register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.

Hands-All-Around Quilters: Visitors can work on individual projects or sew quilts for charity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Wesley Hall in the First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-732-0141.

Sanctuary One Farm Tours: Meet the animals, see permaculture-inspired gardens and learn about education programs from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Saturdays through Oct. 25 at Sanctuary One, 13195 upper Applegate Road, Jacksonville. Admission costs $10. Reservations are required. Call 541-899-8627 or email info@sactuaryone.org.

Festival Noons: Professor Michael Warren of the University of California, Santa Cruz will present “Early Shakespeare: Gentlemen Making Errors” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Carpenter Hall at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $10 for OSF members, or $8 for youth ages 6 to 17. Tickets are available at the box office. Call 541-482-4331 or www.osfashland.org.

Women Veterans Celebration: The Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics will host its annual Women Veterans Celebration Tea from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Inn at the Commons, 200 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. The event will include a program titled “Women Veterans: Heart and Hands that Served,” and refreshments will be provided. Women veterans from all eras and women currently serving in our armed forces are encouraged to attend. Call 541-826-2111 ext. 3366.

All Ages Open Mic: The Rose Circle will hold an “open mic” event for singers of all ages from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Bella Union restaurant, 170 W. California St., Jacksonville. An Italian dinner buffet will be included with admission of $10 per adult and $5 per youth. Proceeds benefit the Rose Circle Mentoring Network. Call 541-646-1252 or email info@therosecircle.org.

Spaghetti Game Night: Try out board games from Funagain Games in Ashland or bring your own from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Enoteca Wine Tasting and Bistro, 17 N. Main St., Ashland. Complimentary spaghetti will be served with the purchase of a glass or bottle of wine. Call 541-482-3377 or see www.ashlandenoteca.com.

Town Hall: County Commissioner Don Skundrick will hold a Town Hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Prospect library, 150 Mill Creek Drive. Skundrick will answer locals’ questions regarding the Library and Extension districts and the GMO Ballot Measure, among other topics. Call 541-774-6116 or email skundrdw@jacksoncounty.org.

OSF Green Show: Tames Allen will will give a free living history lecture at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The actress, historian and fashion history teacher will discuss "Shakespeare's Time — Lower Class" in costume. The Festival offers free presentations and performances from local, national and international artists Tuesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 12. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.

The Scoot-N-Weavers: The dance club offers an advanced square-dance lesson, followed by a dance, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is by donation. Call 541-772-8687.