Get Up & Go: Monday, Oct. 20
Monday, Oct. 20
Book Event: Elizabeth Enslin will speak about her book "While the Gods Were Sleeping: a Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. The event is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.
Novel Talk: Gloria Boyd will read from her book "Runaway Mama" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 21
Growers Market: The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 25 at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.
Eat Pizza, Support ACCESS: Kaleidoscope will donate all net proceeds to ACCESS from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 3085 Crater Lake Highway. Call 541-779-7787.
Retired Federal Employees Meeting: Michelle Severson, Independent Living Specialist with the HASL Center for Independent Living, will be the featured speaker at the monthly National Active and Retired Federal Employees meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Black Bear Diner, 1150 E. Barnett Road, Medford. Severson will speak about issues affecting seniors including prevention of health care, fraud, aging and disability resources. Call 541-582-8108.
Wednesday, Oct. 22
Peter Lorre Film: The 1962 Vincent Price and Peter Lorre film "Tales of Terror" will be shown from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. A 15-minute introduction about the film and Lorre will be shown prior to the film. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.
Learn about Bats: John Jackson of Bugs-R-Us will lead an educational program about bats from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The program, for children ages 3 and older, will include a preserved bat specimen and a bat skeleton. Attendees will receive instructions on how to build a bat house, sheets to identify bats, and bat coloring pages. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org.
Estate Planning with Pets: The Southern Oregon Humane Society will present "Estate Planning for Pet Owners" from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Inn at the Commons, 200 N. Riverside Ave. Attorney Holly Gibbons will outline ways to ensure pets receive care according to the deceased's wishes. Register for the free event by calling 541-779-3215 ext. 106.
Magic Event: Award-winning Las Vegas magician Jason Andrews and magician Iam Creed will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Randall Theatre, 10 E. Third St., Medford. Tickets cost $15 in advance or $20 at the door. See www.randalltheatre.com or call 541-632-3258.
Ballot Measures Discussion: Jackson County Pacific Green Party will host a public discussion of ballot measures 88, 90, 91 and 92 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Gresham Room of the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-482-0102.
Jef Ramsey: The guitar and mandolin player will perform acoustic country and folk from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. Call 541-535-7957 or see www.paschalwinery.com.
Jeff Kloetzel: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will play a mix of acoustic music from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. See www.southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Thursday, Oct. 23
Market Day: The Medford Growers Market is open 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.
Jeff Kloetzel: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will play an acoustic mix of rock, folk and soul from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 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.
New West Guitar Group: John Storie, Perry Smith and Jeff Stein combine acoustic and electric guitar for their signature jazz and pop sound. Graduates of the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music, the trio will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Tickets cost $25, $10 for students, and reservations can be made online at siskiyoumusicproject.com, by emailing email@example.com or by calling 541-488-3869.
Library E-Reader Demo: Learn to download digital library materials onto a tablet computer or e-reader from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. The presentation will include time for questions and one-on-one assistance. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.
Author Event: Mystic Healer Sonja Grace will speak about her book "Become an Earth Angel" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. The reading is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.
Chautauqua Poets & Writers: Poet Mary Szybist will read at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Mountain Avenue Theatre at Ashland High School, 201 S. Mountain Ave. Szybist is the author of the poetry compilation "Incarnadine & Granted," and is a winner of the National Book Award for Poetry. Tickets cost $15 at the door, or $20 for reserved seats. See www.chautauquawriters.org or call 541-826-8776.
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. 24
Art Exhibit: Gregory Martin will exhibit large mixed-media assemblages and paintings exploring the "visual voice" found in neglected areas of urban civilization, in the top floor SU Gallery in the Stevenson Union Building on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 p.m. to noon Saturdays. The exhibit runs through Oct. 31.
United Nations Day at SOU: Honduran singer, feminist and activist Karla Lara will perform as part of events commemorating United Nations Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in the Meese Room of the Southern Oregon University Hannon Library, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Providing the introduction and fostering a discussion will be Professor James Phillips. The event will also include a screening of the documentary: "Honduras, Crisis and Hope — An interview with Padre Melo."
Book Sale: Find frightfully good bargains at the Spooktacular Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. Proceeds help support Gold Hill library programs and activities. Call 541-855-1994 or see www.jcls.org.
Monster Dash Pasta Party: An all-you-can-eat pasta party will be offered the night before the Monster Dash race, from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. The event will include dancing and live music by the family-friendly East Main Band, Oregon Duck football fans will be able to watch the game on the big screen, and there will be a silent auction to benefit Ashland Schools Foundation. Call 541-482-8197 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peace Documentary: There will be a free showing of the documentary film "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Congregational United Church of Christ of Ashland, 717 Siskiyou Blvd. The film tells the story of a how women banded together to end civil war in Liberia. The event is free. Call 541-488-9286.
In the Days of Teddy Roosevelt: Part live performance by pianist Lauren James, part big-screen video presentation by scriptwriter Ed Miller, this patriotic music event showcases songs by Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, Broadway musicals and hilarious vaudeville numbers for a journey through a time when America came of age. A lunch show will be presented at 1 p.m. and a dinner show will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Callahan's Lodge, 7100 Old Highway 99 S., Ashland. Take Exit 6 off I-5. Admission is $5 and reservations can be made by calling 541-482-1299.
Mary Maudlin & Mad Tom: Aka Pat O'Scannell and Kevin Carr, the duo will present Halloween songs and stories from the borders between worlds at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is $10 to $15. Call 541-301-5306 or email email@example.com for information and reservations.
Saturday, Oct. 25
Market Day: The Ashland growers market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays on Oak Street, between East Main Street and Lithia Way, and the Medford market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Pear Blossom Park, on Bartlett Street between Fourth and Sixth streets, in downtown Medford. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.
Lithia Artisans Market: The outdoor arts-and-crafts market features fine art and a variety of wares by local artists and artisans and live music by regional musicians from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays on the Calle Guanajuato pedestrian walkway behind the Ashland Plaza. Call 541-301-9811 or see www.lithiaartisansmarket.com.
Bear Creek Restoration Work Party: Join volunteers in making a healthier watershed by joining in a riparian-improvement work party from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 25, at Coyote Trails Nature Center, 2931 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Tools, snacks and instructions will be provided. Work will include planting willows and other native species. All ages welcome. The event will be held rain or shine. Call 541-488-6606.