Get Up & Go: Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
Market Day: Farmers markets are open Saturdays 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.
Fundraiser Breakfast: A pancake breakfast with sausage, fruit, coffee, juice and tea will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Farmington Square, 1530 Poplar Drive, Medford. The event will include music by singer, songwriter and pianist Bridget Wolf. Cost is $5, $3 for children and proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association. RSVP by calling 541-770-9080.
Climate Change and the Rogue Valley: Alan Journet, retired ecologist and co-facilitator of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now, will lead a series of classes about climate change from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 6, 13 and 20, at Coyote Trails School of Nature, 2931 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. The class is free, and donations will be accepted. To register call 541-772-1390 or see www.coyotetrails.org.
Volunteer Orientation: Friends of the Animal Shelter will lead a new volunteer orientation from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. call 541-944-2021 or see www.fotas.org.
Teen Library Movie: The Medford library will show the 2011 film "Soul Surfer," rated PG, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. Call 541-774-6413.
Grandparents Event: An event celebrating grandparents will be offered from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The event will include a letter-writing workshop with award-winning author Carol Jo Pettit. Call 541-774-6895.
Jennifer Nettles: Country music artist Jennifer Nettles will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 First St., Jacksonville. Nettles' solo album, "That Girl," debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's country chart. Country music singer and songwriter Brandy Clark will open the show, and local alt-country artist Sage Meadows will perform from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in the Britt Performance Garden. Lawn seating is available for $45; $38 for ages 12 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford, online at www.brittfest.org or by calling 541-773-6077 or 800-882-7488.
Sunday, Sept. 7
Block Party: Joy Christian Fellowship, 2715 Table Rock Road, Medford, will hold a "Citywide Block Party" starting at 10:30 a.m. at the church. The free event will include a barbecue, jump house, face painting, cotton candy, ice cream and more. For information, call 541-779-7029 or see Joychristianfellowship.com.
Farmers Market: The Jacksonville Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the corner of Fifth and C streets. Offerings include local vegetables, fresh baked bread, treats, coffee and more.
BMX Racing: Bike riders will bump, jump and occasionally tumble their way through the BMX course at Medford's Bear Creek Park, Siskiyou Avenue and Highland Boulevard, starting at 3 p.m. Registration for riders begins at 2:30 p.m. and rider's fee is $6. Check MEDFORDBMX on Facebook for updates.
Musicians Jam: Rick Bolz & Imperial Allstars lead a jam session every Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Imperial Event Center, 40 N. Front St., Medford.
Savanna: Guitarist and vocalist Liz Jones will play acoustic folk and country from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at Caprice Vineyards, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. Admission is free. Call 541-499-0449 or see www.capricevineyards.com.
Keith Greeninger and Matt Hill: Singers, songwriters and guitarists Keith Greeninger and Matt Hill will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at The Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass. Greeninger will be joined by keyboard player Bill Payne, James "Hutch" Hutchinson on bass, drummer Ricky Fataar and guitarist Randy Mitchel. Grants Pass folk artist Hill will open the show. General admission costs $15. See www.roguetheatre.com or call 541-471-1316.
Rob Zombie: Hard rocker Rob Zombie and his band will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at Lithia Motors Amphitheater, 101 Peninger Road, Central Point. Zombie's newest album, "Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor," was released in 2013. Tickets cost $37.50 for general seating and can be purchased online at www.jmaxproductions.net.
Monday, Sept. 8
Piano Presentation: Classical and acoustic piano teacher Christy Dolan will give a presentation about using the Yamaha Clavinova digital piano as a teaching tool from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 8, at Artistic Piano, 1390 Biddle Road, Medford. The event is free. Call 541-324-7079.
Book Discussion: Books about cooking — either with or without recipes — will be discussed at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Books to be discussed include “Tender at the Bone” by Ruth Reichl or “Blackberry Pie Murder” by Joanne Fluke. Call 541-664-3228 or see www.jcls.org.
Introductory Computer Class: A free computer class covering the basics will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Topics will include using the mouse and keyboard, navigating the Internet, and an introduction to e-mail. Space is limited. Call 541-774-8679.
Family Movie: The Medford library will show the 2014 film "The Lego Movie," rated PG, at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-8679.
Wednesday, Sept. 10
Jef Ramsey: The guitar and mandolin player will perform acoustic country and folk from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. Call 541-535-7957 or see www.paschalwinery.com.
Charles Guy & Linda Powers: The guitar and violin duo will play original instrumentals with Latin and flamenco flair from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-9120 or see www.southstagecellars.com.
Thursday, Sept. 11
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Stu Cook and Doug Clifford — rhythm section for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Creedence Clearwater Revival — and new band will play CCR hits at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 First St., Jacksonville. Roots rock and blues singer Cee Cee James and her band will open the show, and Jacksonville alt-rockers the Turner Moore Band will play from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in the Britt Performance Garden. Lawn seating is available for $39; $29 for ages 12 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford, online at www.brittfest.org or by calling 541-773-6077 or 800-882-7488.
Kathleen Madigan: The stand-up comedian will share her wicked observational humor at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Madigan has many comedy specials, DVDs and CDs to her credit, along with appearances on Leno, Letterman, Conan and Ferguson. In 2014, she was nominated for an American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic. Tickets cost $22, $25 or $28 and can be purchased at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., online at www.craterian.org or by calling 541-779-3000.
Friday, Sept. 12
Jeff Kloetzel: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will perform a mix of acoustic rock, jazz and soul from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at Dancin Vineyards, 4554 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free, and food and beverages will be available. See www.dancinvineyards.com or call 541-245-0612.
Oregon Poet Laureate in Ashland: Oregon Poet Laureate Peter Sears will read from his book "Small Talk: New and Selected Poems: from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, in the Gresham Room of the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Sears, of Corvallis, was recently appointed to the post by Governor Kitzhaber. He came to Oregon in 1974 as a writer in residence at Reed College, and has served as the community services coordinator for the Oregon Arts Commission and director and founder of the Oregon Literary Coalition. Sears' poetry collection "The Brink" was named one of Oregon's 150 best books by the Oregon State Library. The reading is free. Call 541-774-6980.