Get Up & Go: Saturday, Oct. 4
Saturday, Oct. 4
Smoked Salmon Festival: The brand new festival and competition, to benefit Maslow Project, will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Britt Performance Gardens, 350 First St., Jacksonville. Live music begins at 10:15 a.m., a paper airplane contest begins at 2 p.m., a Hula Hoop contest begins at 3 p.m. and contest winners will be announced at 4:15 p.m. Tickets cost $20, free for youth 18 and younger. Call 541-778-5589.
Bear Creek Salmon Festival: The 10th annual festival runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. It features interactive exhibits, mini-workshops, 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
Legos in the Libraries: Learn Lego building skills with volunteer Helga Motley from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org.
Synagogue Harvest Festival: The Havurah will hold a harvest festival in the synagogue garden at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at 185 N. Mountain Ave. The event will include decorating of the synagogue's sukkah in preparation for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Adults and children are encouraged to bring flowers, corn stalks and gourds to decorate the sukkah. Rabbi Zaslow will give a teaching about the holiday, Cyrise Beatty Schachter will perform music, and Rivkah Raven Wood will tell stories. The event is free. Call 541-488-7716.
ASHminster Mutt Show: Ashland Supportive Housing and Community Outreach will hold its annual ASHminster Mutt Show fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St. Dogs of all breeds and mixes can participate in the contest with classes for size, tricks and costumes. Cost to participate in the contest is a suggested donation of $10 per dog, and $5 per person. See www.ashlandash.org
Open Carry Guitars Rally: Open Carry Guitars of Southern Oregon will hold a rally at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Vogel Plaza in downtown Medford. The event will include speakers and live music. At 4 p.m. participants will walk to the Gypsy Blues Bar, 205 W. Eighth St. More information can be found on the organization's Facebook group page, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 cost $8 in advance and 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.
LGBT Family Film: The film "Perfect Cowboy, An Alternative Family Film" will show at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Ashland Street Cinema, 1644 Ashland St. The film tells the story of gay fathers of a straight country-western singer living in a rural community. Following the film will be a Q&A session with Ken Roht, the film's writer, director and co-composer, at Ashland First Congregational United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Boulevard. See www.perfectcowboy.com.
OSF Green Show: Traditional English folk dancers Rose Garland English Dancers will give a free performance at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The group includes 11 dancers and six musicians performing traditional English garland dances. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
Monday, Oct. 6
Central Point Bookworms: The monthly book discussion group will discuss "scary" books from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Call 541-664-3228 or see www.jcls.org.
Cookbook Sale: The Phoenix library will hold a book sale featuring books about cooking and gardening from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-535-7090.
Teen Movie and Pizza: The 2014 film "Divergent," rated PG-13, will be shown in the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Pizza will be served. Call 541-774-6985.
Tuesday, Oct. 7
TED Talk at the Library: The Ashland library will show TED Talks videos about parenting from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the Guanajuato Room of the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-8679.
Jefferson Classical Guitar Society: The society will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. The free meetings are open to guitar players of all levels who appreciate classical guitar techniques and repertoire. JCGS recently released a compilation CD, “Airs II,” featuring 18 performances by nine members. Samples of the music can be heard at www.jeffersonguitar.org.
OSF Green Show: Celtic/tribal rockers BROTHER will give a free performance at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
Band Rehearsal: The Southern Oregon Concert Band holds rehearsals for its Nov. 11 Veteran's Day concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at the South Medford High School band room, 1551 Cunningham Ave., Medford. The band has openings for three percussionists, but other area band musicians, including high school students able to play Level 3 concert music, are encouraged to participate. Call 541-708-0365 or email email@example.com.
Poetry Reading: The Rogue Valley chapter of the Oregon Poets Association will present its fall chapbook "Sudden Meteors" in a reading at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. Poets Linda Barnes, Sara-Lynne Simpson, Ines Diaz, Beth Beurkens, Kathleen Dunn, Sallie Ehrman, JoAnna Shaw, Dan Kaufman, Carol Brockfield and Charlotte Abernathy will read. The event is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.