Get Up & Go: Wednesday, Sept. 17
Wednesday, Sept. 17
Roman History Lectures: Historian Ean Roby will present a three-part series on the history of Roman emperors, on the third Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m., at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. On Sept. 17, he will discuss a period of civil war followed by capable emperors, on Oct. 15 the competent reign of Marcus Aurelius followed by military thug-style rulers, and on Nov. 19 he'll cover the founding of a new capital city and introduction of Christianity. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.
Jeff Kloetzel: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will present an acoustic mix of light rock, folk and blues from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-9120 or see www.southstagecellars.com.
Bird Presentation: Laura Fleming will lead a class "Attracting Clinging Birds: The Acrobats of the Bird World" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The class will cover the habitat and diet of clinging birds, and ways to draw the birds to attendees' backyards. Cost is $10. Register at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.
OSF Green Show: OSF lighting technician, stagehand and musician Jesse Baldwin will lead a benefit performance for Options for Homeless Residents of Ashland at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. The festival offers free presentations and performances from local, national and international artists Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
Jef Ramsey: The guitar and mandolin player will perform acoustic country and folk from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. Call 541-535-7957 or see www.paschalwinery.com.
The Human Revolution: The Nashville Americana/folk group will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at The Applegate River Lodge, 15100 Highway 238, Applegate. Admission is $12. Call 541-846-6690 or see www.thehumanrevolution.com.
Thursday, Sept. 18
Market Day, The Medford Growers Market runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 20 at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.
Hearts and Spades: Adults 50 and older are invited to play card games from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Donations are accepted. Call 541-488-5342.
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.
Book Reading: Historian Bill Miller will read from his book "Silent on the Hill: Jacksonville, Oregon's Historic Cemetery" from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Jacksonville library, 340 W. C St. The book is the first written and published about the historic cemetery. It includes anecdotes about people buried there, stories of those who care for the grounds, maps and photographs. Call 541-899-1665 or see www.jcls.org.
Savanna Duo: Singer and guitarist Liz Jones and lead guitarist Mike Dunn will perform folk and country from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Kriselle Cellars, 12956 Modoc Road, White City. Admission is free. Call 541-830-8466 or see www.krisellecellars.com.
Martin Vee: Singer and guitarist Martin Vee will play a fusion of world music and nouveau flamenco from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. A barbecue supper will be available. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.
OSF Green Show: The Valerie Troutt JazzSoul Project will give a free socially conscious jazz performance at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. See www.osfashland.org.
Gonzalo Bergara: The Argentinian guitarist and his group will perform gypsy swing at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Tickets cost $25, $10 for students, and can be reserved online at www.siskiyoumusicproject.com or by calling 541-488-3869.
Author Book Talk: Rogue Valley author Kathie Olsen will speak about her book "Take Me to Mercy" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. The book is set in the 1970s, and follows a woman from her 20s into her 30s as the women's rights movement gained traction in a rural community. Call 541-488-0029.
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.
Friday, Sept. 19
Lithia Park Nature Walks: Take a 90-minute walk through Ashland's Lithia Park and discuss the trees, flowers, birds and history of the park with a trained naturalist at 10 a.m. Fridays, Sundays and Wednesdays through Sept. 28. No registration is required. Meet and the park's entrance on the Ashland Plaza. Call 541-488-5340 for information.
Downtown Art + Sound: The music and art festival will include live performances by 80 live bands at 12 local venues and art displays Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19. The event will include free and a la carte performances, and wristbands will be available. A Friday-only wristband costs $25, a Saturday-only wristband is $35, and a wristband for both days will cost $50. See Tempo for a complete lineup or visit www.downtownartandsound.com.
Art Exhibit: An artist reception for Janus Innes will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Her mixed-media paintings will be on display at the gallery through Oct. 10.
Charles Guy: The guitarist and singer will play Latin- and Spanish-style instrumentals and songs from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Fiasco Winery, 8035 Highway 238, Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-846-3022 or see www.jacksonvillevineyards.com.
Friday Words and Wine: Ashland author M.J. Daspit will read from and discuss her new novel, "Lucy Lied," from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Weisinger Family Winery, 3150 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The book is a story of murder, vigilante justice and romance set in Monterey, Calif., in the 1870s. Call 541-488-5989 or see www.weisingers.com.
The Roadsters: Country-rock band The Roadsters will play at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Del Rio Vineyards and Winery, 52 N. River Road, Gold Hill. Admission costs $7.50. Food will be available from food truck Fresco. See www.delriovineyards.com.
LOVEBITE: The funk and rock band will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. The concert is a benefit for the Use Your Gift Foundation, a nonprofit committed to mentoring young musicians. Admission is $15. Wine and food will be available. Call 541-482-5700 or see www.grizzlypeakwinery.com.
OSF Green Show: California all-woman improv comedy troupe Chickspeare will perform at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The festival offers free presentations and performances from local, national and international artists Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
Author Book Talk: Shelly King will speak about her book "Moment of Everything" at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. The book tells the story of a Bay Area woman recently unemployed from her job at a Silicon Valley start-up company, and finding herself while working at a used book store. Call 541-488-0029.
Habaneros: The Cuban music quintet — instrumentalists Alden Ortuño Cabezas on clarinet, Carlos Suarez Morejon and Julio Cesar García Domínguez on violins, Idalmis Ulloa Besada on viola and Suaima Ramos Torres on cello — will perform classic and popular music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at North Medford High School, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. Habaneros is a spin-off group of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. Tickets cost $50. See www.jcconcerts.org or call 541-734-4116 for information.