Get Up & Go: Thursday, Oct. 30
Thursday, Oct. 30
Market Day: Rogue Valley Growers and Crafter's 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, Medford. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.
Ed Dunsavage & Leslie Kendall: The jazz guitar and vocal duo will perform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.
Friday, Oct. 31
Spookadelic Halloween Funktacular: On Friday, Oct. 31, the annual Halloween bash at the Historic Ashland Armory will feature live dance music by Afrolicious and uPhonic SoundSystem, along with music by DJ El Papachango. Revelers can party in an environment filled with props, art installations and visual effects accenting the Halloween theme. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the Armory, 208 Oak St. Tickets cost $25 in advance and can be purchased at www.liveatthearmory.com or Music Coop. Tickets will cost $30 at the door. The event is open to ages 21 and older only.
Southern Oregon Humane Society Haunted House: Just Scream Halloween presents a haunted house from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at 711 E. Main St., Medford, to benefit the dogs and cats of the Southern Oregon Humane Society. Admission costs $5 per person. No children younger than 7 will be admitted, and children 7 through 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Side Pocket: Guitarist Leonard Griffie, drummer and vocalist Billy Rock Smith and bass player Mark Cunningham will play blues, soul and old-school R&B from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at 2Hawk Winery, 2335 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-779-9463 or see www.2hawkwinery.com.
Terry Longshore: The director of percussion of Southern Oregon University's Department of Music will present the world premiere of Mark Applebaum’s “Composition Machine No. 1,″ for solo performer, at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in the Music Recital Hall on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Longshore will play various acoustic and electronic percussion instruments. Applebaum is an associate professor of music composition and theory at Stanford University.
Saturday, Nov. 1
FOTAS Volunteer Training: Friends of the Animal Shelter will hold its monthly volunteer training from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Call 541-535-3390.
Emergency Preparedness Event: Ashland Fire & Rescue will hold its second annual "Ashland is Ready!" emergency preparedness workshops from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 N. Oak St. Registration is required. Cost is $10, and participants will take home an emergency kit. See www.ashland.or.us/air or call 541-482-2770.
Low-Cost Pet Shots: Grange Co-op will hold its monthly low-cost shot clinic for dogs and cats from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 1, at Grange Co-op Pet Country, 2833 N. Pacific Highway, Medford. See www.grangecoop.com.
Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers: The ensemble will host an open, acoustic jam from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Fruitdale Grange, 1440 Parkdale Drive, Grants Pass. Acoustic musicians are welcome to sit in, and dancing is encouraged. Admission is by donation. Call 541-779-8145 or see www.ootfa4.org for information.
Fiber Arts Show: Fiber arts enthusiasts, artisans and vendors will showcase their artwork and products made from animal and plant fibers at FiberMania from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass. Admission is free. The heritage arts of spinning, weaving, felting and other fiber arts skills will be taught. Casa Amiga will be on site providing food. To learn more or to sign up for classes, see www.fibermania.org or call 541-218-1169.
Willamette Writers: Author and Southern Oregon University writing professor Craig Wright will present "You Already Have a Voice" from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 1, at Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third St. Admission costs $10. A workshop titled "Making the Most of Your Voice" follows from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $35. Bring two to four pages of current writing to the workshop. Preregister by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, see www.willamettewriters.com/southernoregon.
Broadway Songs: Enjoy songs from the musical "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and other works by the Gershwin brothers performed by Tim Holt from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Holt will discuss the brothers' contribution to American popular music and give a behind-the-scenes look at how they crafted their music and words seamlessly together. He will also discuss other composers, illustrating the evolution of the Broadway musical from its vaudeville origins to the present. Audience members are encouraged to sing along. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Sunday, Nov. 2
Author Talk: Author M.J. Daspit will speak about her historical novel "Lucy Lied" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The book is set in 1870s Monterey, Calif. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Bad Film Society: The public is invited to a special election-themed Bad Film Society event beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, in the Ashland Elks Dungeon on Will Dodge Way, the alley between East Main Street, Lithia Way and First and Second streets in Ashland. The evening includes an episode of "That's My Bush" lampooning the George W. Bush years, a short starring Richard Pryor as the first black president, and the feature film "Idiocracy" about a dumbed-down future society. Please bring a dish for a potluck dinner starting at 6 p.m. A $4 donation is requested to support the Elks. See www.badfilmsociety.org.
Monday, Nov. 3
Artists Workshop: The group of regional painters invites others to join in painting and drawing sessions and critiques at 10 a.m. Mondays. Call 541-324-7624 for location.
Ashland Garden Club: Ashland Greenhouses owner Kelly Brainard will give a talk, "For the Love of Poinsettias," at the garden club's meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Learn about new varieties and how to care for them. Call 541-482-4558.
Library Movie: Enjoy classic family movies showing from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays in November at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. All movies are rated G or PG. Snacks will be served. On Nov. 3, an adventurous young girl, a blind hermit and a goofy two-headed dragon race to find the lost sword of Excalibur to save King Arthur and Camelot from disaster. Call 541-535-7090 or see www.jcls.org.
Book Talk: Hospice nurse and photographer Mary Landberg will discuss her new book, "Enduring Love: Inspiring Stories of Love and Wisdom at the End of Life," from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. The book is a collection of more than 100 portraits documenting love, wisdom and relationships at the end of life.