Monday, Sept. 29
Breaking Free of Chronic Pain: A free educational workshop "Understanding Chronic Pain: Regaining Hope for Improvement" will be offered from 3 to 5 p.m. and will be repeated from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, at the Woolworth Building Conference Room, Second Floor, 33 N. Central Ave., Medford. The workshop will include ways to alleviate physical and emotional pain by using mind-body therapies such as body awareness, deep breathing, gentle movement, mindfulness, energy techniques and guided meditation. Call 541-210-1952 to register. See
www.breakingfreeofchronicpain.com for details.
Tuesday, Sept. 30
Music at Lunch: Enjoy a free musical performance by the Savanna Trio from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the Medford library courtyard, 205 S. Central Ave. Children welcome. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.
SOCAN Meeting: Southern Oregon Climate Action Now project leaders will hold a general meeting outlining their efforts against climate change at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See
OSF Green Show: Ashland Americana folk ensemble Patchy Sanders will give a free performance with the poet Pistachio at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 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.
FOTAS Fundraiser: Cucina Biazzi will donate meal proceeds to Friends of the Animal Shelter for the four-course meal seating at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 568 Main St. Beverage, dessert and tips are excluded from donated proceeds. Call 541-488-3739 for reservations or see www.fotas.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 1
Free Admission Day at ScienceWorks: The museum hosts exhibits year-round that explore energy, anatomy, chemistry, perception, motion, engineering and more. Free admission is offered the first Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-482-6767 or see www.scienceworksmuseum.org.
Birds of the Rogue Valley: Learn about local birds from Klamath Bird Observatory board member Shannon Rio from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Cost is $10. Call 541-488-6606 or register online at www.ashland.or.us/register.
Thursday, Oct. 2
Market Day: Fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables, live plants, baked goods, crafts and gourmet foods are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 20 at the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.
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, Oct. 3
Zombie Walk: Participants in the fifth annual Zombie Walk in Ashland will start meeting at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in front of the library. Participants will dress up like zombies and walk downtown beginning at 5 p.m. The event is a benefit for local food banks. Participants are encouraged to bring five nonperishable food items. Call 541-622-9483 or see www.rvcommunitypress.com.
Library Movie: The Eagle Point library will show the 2014 film "The Lego Movie," rated PG, at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at 239 W. Main St. Call 541-826-3313.
Jeff Kloetzel: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will perform a mix of acoustic rock, pop, folk and blues from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, 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.
Not Too Shabby: Vocalist Lisa Yriarte, guitarist Pete Brown and drummer Matthew Kriemelman will perform jazz, blues, R&B, pop and contemporary hits from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at 2Hawk Winery, 2335 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-779-9463 or see www.2hawkwinery.com.
Gordon Lightfoot: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Lightfoot's prolific career began in the '60s, but his songs have endured five decades with such classics as "If You Could Read My Mind," "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," "Sundown," "Rainy Day People," and others. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., online at craterian.org or by calling 541-779-3000.
Saturday, Oct. 4
Bear Creek Salmon Festival: The 10th annual festival, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, features interactive exhibits and mini-workshops on topics that range from water conservation to wildlife, with a focus on healthy salmon habitats in our region. The event also will feature outdoor activities such as fly- and spin-casting, Native American drumming, a salmon poetry slam and a salmon spiral labyrinth. Admission is free. See www.bearcreeksalmonfestival.net.
Volunteer Orientation: Friends of the Animal Shelter will hold its monthly new volunteer orientation from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Call 541-944-2021 or see www.fotas.org.
Brews & Boogie: Taste brews, talk with brewers and dance the night away from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 4, at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, 1500 E. Main St. The 10th annual fundraiser for the museum features carnival games, local and regional brewers and live music from TC and the Reactions, Maravel Road Steel Drum Band, Colonel Mustard and DJ True. Tickets can be purchased for $15 in advance at ScienceWorks, The Music Coop in Ashland and Grocery Outlet in Medford. Tickets cost $20 at the door. Tickets include a commemorative pint glass and six tickets for drinks, food and games. Call 541-482-6767 or see www.scienceworksmuseum.org.
Old-Time Fiddlers: The local ensemble will host an open jam from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Eagle Point Grange, 5 S. Shasta Ave., Eagle Point. Admission is by donation. Dancing is encouraged. Call 541-488-3593.
Ed Dunsavage Trio: Jazz guitarist Ed Dunsavage, drummer Gary "Chicken" Hirsh and stand-up bass player Joe Cohoon will perform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 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.
Bustin' Out: The band will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at 2Hawk Winery, 2335 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-779-9463 or see www.2hawkwinery.com.
Dan Doshier & Friends: The group will play rock, folk and oldies from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-9120 or www.southstagecellars.com.
Salsa Brava: The ensemble will play spicy Cuban rhythms for dancing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is $8. See www.paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet: The quartet will perform classical music at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. Look for Borodin's String Quartet No. 2, Shostakovich's "Elegy" and "Polka" for string quartet and more. Tickets cost $20, $22 or $28 and can be purchased by calling 541-630-0014.
Sunday, Oct. 5
Ages and Ages: The folk ensemble from Portland will perform original music at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Imperial Ballroom, 40 N. Front St., Medford. tickets can be purchased by calling 541-779-2042. Tickets will cost $10 at the door. See www.imperialeventcenter.com for additional information.
Dark Star Orchestra: The band's live performances recreate Grateful Dead set lists while intermittently including a few of its own. The band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Tickets cost $25 and will be available at the door. The show is not open to minors. Call 541-708-7001 for information.