Get Up & Go: Saturday, Oct. 25
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.
Monster Dash: Events for the annual Monster Dash costume contest and fun run begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Butler Band Shell at Lithia Park. The costume contest is at 9:30 a.m., the one-mile fun run/walk begins at 10:15 a.m., and the 5K walk/run and 10K run begin at 11:15 a.m. Call 541-482-8197 or email email@example.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.
Pedals, Pipes and Pizzazz: The Southern Oregon Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present a free demonstration of a Rogers digital pipe three-manual organ at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford. The demonstration will include listening to organ music, watching a video about the organ, refreshments and opportunities to play the instrument. Call 541-482-3075 for information.
Natural Resources Discussion: Southern Oregon Land Conservancy and Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts will host a conversation titled "Your Land, My Land: Using and Preserving Oregon's Natural Resources" from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Gresham Room of the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Moderating will be Portland State University professor Veronica Dujon. Call 503-719-4732 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Halloween Pet Parade: Dressed-up pets can get treats, and owners have the opportunity to win prizes at noon Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Ashland Grange Co-op and Medford Pet Country stores. See www.grangecoop.com.
Fundraiser Book Sale: Friends of the Animal Shelter will hold its monthly "Waggin' Tales" used book sale from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26, at Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. See www.fotas.org.
Puss 'N Boots Costume Ball: Friends of the Animal Shelter will hold its 23rd annual fundraiser, the Puss 'n Boots Costume Ball and Auction, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 B St., Ashland. The event will include live music by the Robbie DaCosta Band, a silent and live auction and costume contests. Tickets cost $45 and include a catered meal. Call 541-482-8172 or see www.fotas.org.
Ed Dunsavage Trio: Jazz guitarist Ed Dunsavage, acoustic bassist Joe Cohoon and drummer Gary Hirsh will perform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.
Danielle Kelly & Paul Turnipseed: The vocal and guitar duo will play a mix of jazz and soul from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-9120 or www.southstagecellars.com.
TC & the Reactions: The band will play blues and R&B from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at 2Hawk Winery, 2335 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. A free dance lesson will be available before the show. Admission is free. Call 541-779-9463 or see www.2hawkwinery.com.
Beekeepers Ball: The ball starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Imperial Ballroom, 40 N. Front St., Medford. Local band Maestro & the Captain's Flat 5 Flim Flam will perform, as will San Francisco band The California Honeydrops. The 2014 American Honey Queen, Susannah Austin, will attend. A honey-themed dinner featuring food from local farms will be available, along with a silent auction and a costume contest. Proceeds will benefit Bee Girl, a nonprofit committed to conserving honeybees and their habitats. See www.beegirl.org. The event is open to ages 21 and older.
Aladair Fraser and Natalie Haas: The fiddle and cello duo will perform Scottish music at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Creekside Strings will open the show. See stclairevents.com or call 541-531-6121.
Sunday, Oct. 26
Salmon Hike: Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands ecologist Rich Nawa will lead a one-mile hike along the Bear Creek to observe spawning chinook salmon from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Lynn Newbry Park in Talent. Hikers are encouraged to bring polarized sunglasses. Call 541-218-7973.
Jane Austen Society: The society will review the annual Jane Austen conference in Montreal called "Mansfield Park: Contexts, Conventions and Controversies" and enjoy tea at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-482-3262.
Southern Oregon Repertory Singers: The Repertory Singers, under the direction of Dr. Paul French, will present "The Bright Orb of Harmony" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The concert will include music by Purcell, Tallis, Baldings and Rheinberger, and John McGrosso of the Arianna String Quartet will play violin during the concert. Tickets range from $22 to $29, and admission for students and SNAP card holdersis $5. Call 541-552-0900 or see www.repsingers.org.
Marimba Concert: Professor Terry Longshore and students from Southern Oregon University's Music Department will present music for marimbas at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 140 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford. The program will feature a variety of composers. Admission is free, and a reception will follow. See www.stmarks-medford.org or call 541-821-0977 for information.
Monday, Oct. 27
'Flashdance the Musical': This touring production, based on the 1983 movie "Flashdance," features such hit songs as "What a Feeling," "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" and "Gloria." The show is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets cost $50, $56, $62 or $68 and can be purchased at www.craterian.org, at the box office at 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.
Spiders and Scorpions: Learn the difference between insects and arachnids and why spiders and scorpions are so important for humans and the environment during a spiders and scorpions program from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Join John Jackson of Bugs-R-Us for hands-on time with live arachnids including a tarantula, whip scorpion and non-venomous emperor scorpion. Participants will receive a spider ring and spider identification sheets. Call 541-535-7090 or see www.jcls.org.
Art Critique: Watercolor artist Dodie Hamilton-Brandon will be the critique judge at the Southern Oregon Society of Artists quarterly critique at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The public is invited to view artworks submitted for the critique. Call 541-773-3258.