Get Up & Go: 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.
Wednesday, Aug. 27
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. near 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.
Festival Noons: Southern Oregon University professor David McCandless will present the lecture “'The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ as Problem Play: a Performance Perspective” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival Carpenter Hall, 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 OSF box office. Call 541-482-4331 or see 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. 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.
Library movie: Michael Peña stars as Cesar Chavez, the civil-rights activist and labor organizer who fought to secure a living wage for farm workers (rated PG-13). The movie starts at 2 p.m. at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Town Hall: County Commissioner Don Skundrick will hold a Town Hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music Jam in the Park: Bring your musical instrument, voice and a song or two to share for a music jam from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Free. No registration required.
OSF Green Show: The Rogue Valley Gospel Group will give a free performance at 6:45 p.m. on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The local group consists of eight singers, two pianists, two percussionists, a bassist and an electric guitarist. They blend contemporary Christian and traditional gospel music with influences ofLatin, jazz, rock, funk and blues. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
Thursday, Aug. 28
Market Day: The Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.
A Deeper Wrinkle: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum team up to enhance the science-meets-art experience of OSF’s adaptation of “A Winkle in Time” at noon in Carpenter Hall at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. There will be interactive, in-depth discussions about the play, along with live science demonstrations. The lecture costs $12, $8 for kids ages 6 to 17. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
Mah Jongg: Experienced and beginner adults 50 and older are invited to play Mah Jongg, a tile game of Chinese origin, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave., Ashland. Free. Donations to the senior center are appreciated. Call 541-488-5342 or visit www.AshlandSeniorCenter.org.
Dominoes: Play Jamaican, Mexican train, Cuban or French dominoes games from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Meyer Memorial Trust Community Meeting Room in the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-535-7090 or see www.jcls.org.
Not too Shabby at EdenVale: The trio — Lisa Yriarte on vocals, Pete Brown on guitar and Matthew Kriemelman on drums — will play a mix of music from 6 to 9 p.m. at EdenVale Winery, 2310 Voorhies Road, Medford. Admission costs $5. Call 541-512-2955, ext. 2, or see www.edenvalleyorchards.com.
OSF Green Show: The Tone Deaf Quartet will give a free performance at 6:45 p.m. on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The locally based a cappella comedy quartet consists of lead Tom Walker, baritone Al Robins, bass Doug Borngasser and tenor Michael Biggs. The group performs locally and regionally. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
Men’s Barbershop Singing: Men interested in singing four-part harmonies are invited to meetings of the Rogue Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Society at 7 p.m. Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. Call 541-450-9352.