Get Up & Go: Friday, Sept. 19
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.
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.
Habaneros: The Cuban music quintet 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.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, Sept. 20
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); and in downtown Ashland from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oak Street.
Historic Walking Tours: Ben Truwe leads free historic walking tours of downtown Medford at 11 a.m. the third Saturday of every month. Visitors should call in advance, then meet at the Southern Oregon Historical Society's History Center, 106 N. Central Ave. Call 541-773-8369.
Southern Oregon Mayflower descendants: The club will hear a talk about the elusive history of “Indian Jennie” at a luncheon gathering at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the China Hut restaurant, 450 S. Riverside Ave., Medford. The speaker is Pat Harper, librarian at the Southern Oregon Historical Society. Her talk explores the life of the woman known by several names — Indian Jennie, Lady Oscharwasha, Jennie George, Chetco Jennie, Indian Mary — in the 1800s. The meeting is open to anyone. For details, call Cleve Twitchell at 541-973-8750.
Rogue Gallery & Art Center: Kids and their families can create and explore art from noon to 2 p.m. the third Saturday of every month at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Activities include an art scavenger hunt and a mixed-media art studio. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 541-772-8118 or www.roguegallery.org.
Frankie Hernandez & The Old Soul Parade: The funk and soul band will play from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Del Rio Vineyards and Winery, 52 N. River Road, Gold Hill. Admission is $7.50. See www.delriovineyards.com.
OSF Green Show: The Valerie Troutt JazzSoul Project will give a free socially conscious jazz performance at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 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 Sundays. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
Contra Dance: The Ashland Folk Music Club hosts a contra dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. the third Saturday of every month at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Beginning dance instruction starts at 7 p.m. The dance costs $9, $6 for students 11 and older and free for kids 10 and younger. Call 541-488-0679 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ride the Rogue: Bicycle rides along the Rogue River ranging from 25 to 100 miles will be Saturday, Sept. 20, at Palmerton Park in Rogue River. A 100-mile "Century Route" runs through Grants Pass to the Applegate Valley, and departs at 7 a.m., a 70-mile "Metric Century-plus" departs at 8:30 a.m., a 40-mile ride departs at 9 a.m., a 25-mile "Quarter Century" ride departs at 10 a.m. See www.ridetherogue.org.
Ashland Book and Author Festival: The third annual Ashland Book and Author Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Southern Oregon University Hannon Library, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The event will include a series of workshops on writing, publishing and marketing books, and writer presentations. Admission is free, and free parking will be available on campus. Call 541-552-6816 or email email@example.com.
Pride Chorus: The Portland Gay Men's Chorus will perform as part of its "Celebrate Oregon" tour at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Tickets cost $10 and are available at the door, by calling 541-582-0574 or online at www.roguevalleychorale.org.
Sunday, Sept. 21
Origami: Learn the art of paper folding during a hands-on demonstration from 12:30 to 3 p.m. the third Sunday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The sessions are appropriate for adults and children 5 and older. No experience necessary. Call 541-774-6995 or see ww.jcls.org.
Botanical Area Hike: Naturalists Jeanine Moy and Doug and Tabitha Viner will host a family-friendly botanical area hike on the Siskiyou Crest. Hikers will meet to carpool at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Cost is a suggested donation of $5. To sign up call 541-482-3241.
Community Dinner: A community dinner and cooking class will be offered at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1650 Clark Ave., Ashland. Call 541-261-3920.