Get Up & Go: Wednesday, Aug. 27
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.
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.
Friday, Aug. 29
Celebrate the Arts: You'll find art, crafts, food, demonstrations and more at the 18th annual outdoor festival in Jacksonville, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 29-30. The free activities will take place at the Historic Courthouse, on East C and North Fifth streets, and Art Presence Art Center, 206 N. Fifth St.
Lunchtime Concert: Rod Petrone will perform from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Pear Blossom Park near the Medford Commons on North Bartlett Street. Call 541-774-2400.
Book Signing: Desert Hot Springs, Calif., author Celeste A. Velez will sign copies of her book "Elena: A Mother's Story" from 1 to 3 p.m. at Roundtable Tea Room, 406 E. Main St., Medford. Call 405-458-5642.
Scott Head: The multi-instrumentalist will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. at Fiasco Winery, 8035 Highway 238, Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-846-3022 or see www.jacksonvillevineyards.com.
OSF Green Show: The band Jane Doe will give a free performance at 6:45 p.m. on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The rock and blues octet is led by OSF actor Vivia Font, and includes OSF musicians from 2013 OSF productions and local bands and a rotating cast of guest artists. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
Saturday, Aug. 30
Lunchtime Concert: The Qi Brothers will perform a free concert from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Pear Blossom Park near the Medford Commons on North Bartlett Street. Call 541-774-2400.
Teen Writing Group: Teens can read or listen to stories from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of every month through October in the teen library at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. R.E. Sheahan, author of the young adult science fiction novel “Storm of Arranon: Fire and Ice,” will lead the group. Call 541-774-8685 or see www.jcls.org.
Gypsy Soul: Singer Cilette Swann and multi-instrumentalist Rom Morykit will perform at their annual meet-and-greet with the winemaker at EdenVale Winery, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the winery, 2310 Voorhies Road, Medford. Admission costs $30 and includes wine tasting. Call 541-512-2955, ext. 2, or see www.edenvalleyorchards.com.
OSF Green Show: Ashland Taiko will give a free performance at 6:45 p.m. on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The local Japanese drumming group features local teens and adults. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
Astronomy Lecture: Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors Dave Bloomsness and Robert Black will discuss their experience as passengers aboard SOFIA — NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy housed in a modified Boeing 747 with a 100-inch telescope — and the different types of light in the electromagnetic spectrum, at 7:30 p.m. at North Mountain Park's Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. After the talk, visitors can join the Southern Oregon Skywatchers for a peek through telescopes. No registration is required and admission is free. Call 541-488-6606 for information.
Ballet Fashion Show: A free ballet fashion show tea party will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, and 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Dance Arts Center, 9 Hawthorne St., Medford. Dancers and families from Medford Civic Ballet and the Dance Arts Academy will model exercise wear, and ballet, jazz and tango shoes. Artistic Director Mary Cowden Snyder will discuss new dance-teaching methods. Refreshments will be served. Call 541-772-1362.
Folk Performance: Independent singer-songwriter Jefferson Parson will perform folk and Americana music from his latest album, "Hillbilly Hook," at 8 p.m. at Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Highway 99 N., Ashland. Admission costs $10 at the door. Call 707-923-3499 or see www.reverbnation.com/jeffersonparsonmusic.