Get Up & Go: Saturday, Aug. 23
Market Day: Farmers markets are open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Medford at Pear Blossom Park at The Commons (Sixth and Bartlett); in downtown Ashland from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oak Street; and in Eagle Point from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 336 N. Royal Ave., Eagle Point.
Ratrod-O-Rama: The historic Pottsville Museum will hold its seventh annual “Ratrod-O-Rama” car show from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2400 Pleasant Valley Road, Merlin. The event will include pre-1965 hot rods, rat rods, lead sleds, choppers and other custom vehicles on display, a pin-up contest, raffles and live music. Food vendors, auto and antique resellers and an on-site pinstriper will be on hand. Teens can participate in a free “Randy Grubb Weld-O-Rama” event. Admission is $2 for adults, and children 12 and younger will be admitted free. Proceeds benefit the Rogue Valley Humane Society. See www.ratrod-o-rama.com or call 541-441-0734.
Liberty Ride: A motorcycle rally benefiting Firehouse Five Foundation will begin at 9 a.m. at Jackson County Fire District No. 5 Station 1, 5811 S. Pacific Highway, Talent. Participants will receive a map for a two-hour ride that will end at a Lake of the Woods day-use area with a barbecue lunch catered by Fire District 5 volunteer firefighters. The event will also include a 50/50 raffle. Funds raised will help displaced fire victims, scholarships and emergency equipment. See www.fhffoundation.org.
Shady Cove Tie Days Swap Meet: The sixth annual swap meet features vendors marketing antiques, collectibles, funky junk, estate sale treasures and hand-crafted items from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at 21584 Highway 62, Shady Cove. More than 2,000 neckties adorn several trees at the site. Miguel’s Guadalajara Restaurant will host a beer garden. LaBrasseur Vineyard will offer wine tastings and sales at the event. Other offerings include live music, a children’s water slide, shaved ice cones and barbecue food. Call 541-821-2120 or see www.facebook.com/TieDays.
Fundraiser Yard Sale: Randall Theatre will hold its annual yard sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 10 E. Third St., Medford. Call 541-632-3258 or email email@example.com.
Festival Noons: Lydia G. Garcia will moderate and actor Kenajuan Bentley will present in the family-friendly lecture “An Actor’s Process: Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in ‘The Great Society from noon to 1 p.m. at Carpenter Hall, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $10 for OSF members, and $8 for youth ages 6 to 17. Tickets are available at the box office. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
Table Rocks Music Festival: Hard rock bands Saliva, Drowning Pool, Rev. Theory, Otherwise and Tall Boy will perform at the rock music festival beginning at 2 p.m. at the Lithia Motors Amphitheater, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Call 541-778-9170.
Music at the Mill: Local bluegrass band Hamfist will perform at the fifth annual Music at the Mill at 5 p.m. at the Butte Creek Mill, 402 N. Royal Ave., Eagle Point. The fundraiser event includes dinner, drinks, an auction and a raffle for gift baskets. Admission costs $25, and proceeds benefit the Eagle Point Friends of the Library.
Music at Paschal Winery: Band du Pays — featuring singer Kacie Garner, alto and soprano sax player Stephen Gagne, bassist Merrill Smith, guitarist Tony Brussat and drummer Bryan Jeffs — will perform jazz and swing standards for dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission costs $12. Call 541-535-7957 or see www.paschalwinery.com.
Sunday, Aug. 24
Railroad Park Sunday: Visitors of all ages can ride on steam and diesel trains and motorcars from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of every month through October at the Medford Railroad Park at Table Rock Road and Berrydale Avenue. Small children can ride Thomas and Percy trains and older kids can operate the Hogwarts Express. An antique telegraph service and exhibits of full-sized and miniature trains, model-railroad layouts and historical railroad equipment also are available. The park is home to the Southern Oregon Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, the Rogue Valley Model Railroad Club, Southern Oregon Live Steamers, Medford Garden Railroaders and Morse Telegraph Club.
Alpaca Open House: Andresen Acres Alpacas will hold a free open house from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 924 Linn Road, Eagle Point. The ranch has a herd of more than 20 Huacaya alpacas, and the event will include tours of the alpaca farm, and alpaca yarn, socks and scarves will be for sale. Families are encouraged to attend. Call 541-826-6211.
Festival Noons: Oregon Shakespeare Festival stage operations manager Thomas Curtis will lead a free park talk from noon to 1 p.m. at the OSF 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.
OSF Green Show: Tames Allen will will give a free living history lecture at 6:45 p.m. on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The actress, historian and fashion history teacher will discuss "Shakespeare's Time — Upper Class," in costume. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
Monday, Aug. 25
Book Exchange: A free book exchange is held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the Santo Community Center, 701 N. Columbus Ave., Medford. Call 541-774-2400.
Artists Workshop: The group of regional painters invites others to join in painting and drawing sessions and critiques at 10 a.m. Mondays. Call 541-324-7624 for location.
Needlers’ Group: Bring whatever needle craft you enjoy (embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, knitting, crocheting, etc.), and enjoy the company of fellow crafters from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Call 541-864-8850 or www.jcls.org.
Central Point Senior Singers: The group meets at 10:45 a.m. Mondays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. Call 541-664-4933.
Tuesday, Aug. 26
Festival Noons: Oregon Shakespeare Festival records and reference archivist Debra Griffith will lead a free park talk from noon to 1 p.m. 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.
Brain Books Discussion Group: The group will discuss “How Intelligence Happens” by John Duncan from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Social Security Workshop: Charter Retirement Planning Counselor Rich Todd will lead “Social Security Planning for Baby Boomers” at 5:30 p.m. at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. The workshop is meant for baby boomers who have not yet retired. Cost is $10. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-5340.
OSF Green Show: Eugene dance troupe DanceAbility International will give a free performance at 6:45 p.m. on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. The troupe consists of dancers with and without disabilities. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.