Get Up & Go: Thursday, Sept. 25
Thursday, Sept. 25
Keystone XL Pipeline Talk: Southern Oregon Climate Action Now will present a free presentation "Pipeline Perspectives" about the Keystone XL and Jordan Cove pipelines at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at the large community room of the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See www.socan.info.
OSF Green Show: Musician and former OSF resident artist Sue Carney will give a free performance and presentation about the instruments and music of Shakespeare's time at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 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 Sundays. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
Novelist Talk: Author Herman Edel will speak about his novel "The 'Good' Reverend" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Edel has worked as an international music producer, public radio host, as a novelist, and as the mayor of Aspen, Colo. in the 1980s. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Jeff Kloetzel: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will play a mix of acoustic pop, rock, folk, blues and contemporary island music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 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.
"Spotlight on Johnny Mercer": Camelot pays tribute to Johnny Mercer, a lyricist, composer and singer, whose classics include "Blues in the Night," "Skylark," "Moon River," "That Old Black Magic" and "Satin Doll." The show previews Thursday, Sept. 25, opens Friday, Sept. 26, and runs through Oct. 5. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. For ticket info, see www.camelottheatre.org or call 541-535-5250.
John Reischman and the Jaybirds: The bluegrass ensemble will present two shows — one at 7 p.m. and one at 9 p.m. — Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Headwaters Room of the Geos Institute, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. Reischman and The Jaybirds have five critically acclaimed albums to their credit, showcasing their elegant, yet stripped-down, take on bluegrass and storytelling. Tickets cost $20 for each show or $30 for both shows. Call 541-552-1665 for reservations.
Pascal Gemme and Josie Mendelsohn: Traditional Quebecois fiddler Pascal Gemme and Josie Mendelsohn — founding member of bluegrass band The Good Ol' Persons — will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in Ashland. Tickets cost $15 to $20, and reservations and directions are available by emailing email@example.com or by calling 541-301-5306.
Friday, Sept. 26
Lunchtime Concert: Guitar and flute duo Qi Brothers will perform from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, in Pear Blossom Park in The Commons, on Bartlett Street between Fourth and Sixth streets, Medford. The concert is free.
OLLI Presentation: Dave Toler, Rogue Valley Council of Governments director of senior and disability services, will discuss services available to people who become disabled and how Oregon is preparing for the wave of aging baby boomers in a community lecture from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the SOU/RCC Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St., Medford. The event is free, but reservations are required. Call 541-552-6048 or see www.sou.edu/olli.
Allison Scull and Victor Martin: The guitar and sax duo will play light rock and European-style jazz from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at Fiasco Winery, 8035 Highway 238, Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-846-3022 or see www.jacksonvillevineyards.com.
OSF Green Show: San Diego eight-piece world music band Todo Mundo will give a free performance at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The band blends influences of Rumba, Reggae, Samba and Middle Eastern music styles. 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.
Benefit Softball Game: Foundations for Recovery will present a “Battle of the Badges” police-versus-fire softball game at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at U.S. Cellular Field, 300 Lowry Lane, Medford. The event will include free hot dogs, raffle prizes, and a silent auction. Call 541-245-4673 or see www.lovefoundations.com.
David Pinsky & Phil Newton: The guitar and harmonica duo will perform original and Chicago-style blues at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or see www.dancinvineyards.com.
Jef Ramsey: The singer, guitar and mandolin player will play a mix of jazz, R&B standards, blues, and vintage country from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 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.
Charles Guy & Linda Powers: The guitar and violin duo will perform Spanish-flavored instrumentals with flamenco flair from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-9120 or www.southstagecellars.com.
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Kloetzel will perform a mix of acoustic rock, folk, soul and blues from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at 2Hawk Winery, 2335 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-779-9463 or see www.2hawkwinery.com.
Encore Five: The band — Tom Jensen, Jessie Staton, Scott Soltermann, Jim Doren and Shelia Winn — will perform classic rock, funk and blues, along with some original music, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. Call 541-535-7947 or see www.encorefive.com.
Saturday, Sept. 27
OSU Extension Program: The OSU Extension Small Farms office will give a free presentation about mob grazing, the grazing of large numbers of animals per acre that are moved frequently to new paddocks, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District Office, 89 Alder St., Central Point. Participants should arrive dressed to be out in the field, and should be prepared for unpredictable weather. Supplies and materials will be provided. Registration is required. Call 541-776-7371 or see www.extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/farms.
Drive Out Drugs Recovery Walk: Foundations for Recovery will lead a Drive Out Drugs Recovery Walk from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Pfaff Park in Central Point. The event will include food vendors, local merchants and information about drug and alcohol education, and will serve as a fundraiser for the organization’s efforts to help those struggling with addiction. Call 541-245-4673 or see www.lovefoundations.com.
Antiques and Collectibles Event: The 32nd annual Southern Oregon Antiques & Collectibles Club Fall Show and Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. Events will include an identification boot appraising items for $3 apiece, a glass and doll restoration event, and a quilting event. Admission is $5, and proceeds benefit Medford Parks Swim Program and Boy Scouts of America Troop 110. Call 541-840-8866.
Health and Fitness Event: In recognition of National Family Health and Fitness Day, local businesses and organizations will offer food samples and answer questions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at NW Outdoor Store, 980 Biddle Road, Medford. Call 541-941-6763.
Winter Herb Presentation: There will be a free presentation about preparing herb gardens for winter and preserving herbs by freezing and dehydrating them from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Grange Co-op stores in Ashland, Central Point and South Medford. See www.grangecoop.com.