Get Up & Go: Thursday, Sept. 11
Thursday, Sept. 11
Markey Day: The Medford growers market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.
League of Women Voters: Rogue Valley LWV will host Jackson County Administrator Danny Jordan in a presentation "Challenges for the 2014-2015 Budget" at noon Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Ashland City Council Chambers, 1175 E. Main St. The program will include a 40-minute presentation about how the budget for the county is formed, followed by a Q&A session. Call 541-772-5044 or see www.lwvroguevalley.org.
Free Computer Class: A free computer class covering word processing and photo editing will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Jacksonville library, 340 W. C St. To reserve a space call 541-774-8679.
Women Entrepreneurs Meeting: A program titled "You and Your Business" will be given at the Women Entrepreneurs of Southern Oregon meeting from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Rogue Regency Inn, 2300 Biddle Road, Medford. The event will include networking activities, food and prizes. Attendees are encouraged to bring their business cards. See www.wesoweb.org.
Author Event: Jainai Lowenstein will read from her self-help memoir, "The Grandma Boom Chronicles," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Lowenstein will speak about the ways she's developed a positive outlook following childhood traumas and negative life events. The talk is free. Call 541-488-0029.
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Stu Cook and Doug Clifford — rhythm section for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Creedence Clearwater Revival — and their 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. 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 appearanced on Leno, Letterman, Conan and Ferguson. In 2014, she was nominated for an American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic. Tickets 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
Preschool Puppet Theatre: Gather around to see what Brenda Bear and friends are up to from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. the second Friday of every month at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The cost is $6. A brief lesson will be followed by the puppet show and play time. A snack and related craft or activity will follow. No late seating will be available, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required a day in advance. Call 541-488-6606 or see www.northmountainpark.org.
Free Computer Class: A free class covering advanced word processing, spreadsheet software and computer management will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62, and again from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Jacksonville library, 340 W. C St. Call 541-774-8679.
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.
Saturday, Sept. 13
Pancake Breakfast: An all-you-can-eat breakfast of sourdough pancakes, scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage and biscuits with sausage gravy is served from 7 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of every month at Odd Fellows Hall, 175 W. Oregon St., Jacksonville. The breakfast costs $7, $4 for children 11 and younger. Call 541-899-7492.
Bird Walks: Stroll through North Mountain Park with local birding experts to see and hear birds that spend their summers in the Rogue Valley, from 8 to 9 a.m. the second Saturday of every month. Meet at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Binoculars and field guides will be available. Registration is required. Call 541-488-6606 or see www.ashland.or.us/register.
Library Book Sale: A paperback book sale will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Call 541-826-3313 or see www.jcls.org.
College Planning Class: The free class, "How to Pay for College Without Going Broke," will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at My College Authority, 229 N. Bartlett St. The presentation will provide advice on picking the right schools, strategies to maximize financial aid and scholarships and SAT test pointers. See www.mycollegeauthority.com or call 541-773-9600.
Little Butte Creek Watershed Festival: An event celebrating the Little Butte Creek Watershed will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Hamish Wayside in Eagle Point. Events for children and adults will include a big salmon tent, an opportunity to learn about a stream table, salmon prints, an exercise finding bugs and live music and entertainment. Call 541-646-1684 or email email@example.com.
Mental Health March: Bagpiper Robert Johnson will lead a march through downtown Medford raising awareness for mental illness starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Medford Commons. The event, sponsored by the Southern Oregon chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will include speeches, an open mic event and a social event. See www.nami-so.org.
Teen Writing Group: Writer's Empire, a teen writing group, will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. Call 541-774-6407.
Roller Derby: The Southern Oregon Rollergirls will compete against Shasta Roller Derby at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $10, $5 for children ages 7-12, and free for children 6 and younger. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Maslow Project. See www.sorollergirls.com.
Music in the Park: A disc jockey from the city of Shady Cove's radio station will spin music live from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Aunt Caroline's Park in Shady Cove. Call 541-878-3757.
Swing at Paschal: 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. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is $12. Call 541-535-7957 or see www.paschalwinery.com.
Sunday, Sept. 14
Kids Bird Walk: A kid-focused bird walk will start at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Kids will learn bird watching tips and tricks at Ashland Pond, and play a bird behavior game. Kids should bring binoculars if they have them. The event is free, but registration is required. Call 541-482-3241.
Author Event: Poet Willa Schneberg will speak about her book, "Rending the Garment," at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. The book is a series of linked poems, flash fiction and imagined meetings with historical figures. The reading is free. Call 541-488-0029.