Get Up & Go: Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
Wednesday, Nov. 5
Windows in Time: Historian Joe Peterson will present a history presentation "Saloons and Suffrage in Southern Oregon" at noon Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. The presentation will explore women's suffrage and the history of prohibition in the Rogue Valley. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Homeless Shelter Volunteer Training: The Ashland interfaith winter homeless shelters are in need of volunteers, and will hold an orientation and training event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Calvin Hall of First Presbyterian Church of Ashland 1615 Clark Ave. The seminar will provide background information for those who want more information before volunteering, and it is not necessary for those who volunteered last year to attend. See www.tinyurl.com/homeless-sign-up.
Ukulele Orchestra: The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra will present "Mini Means Maxi," a symphony of mini guitars that delivers a range of music from rock to classical as it strums soprano, concert, tenor, baritone and bass ukuleles, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. This band of Brits also offers distinctive vocals and humor. Tickets cost $22, $25 or $28 and can be purchased at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., online at www.craterian.org or by calling 541-779-3000. Tickets cost $10 for ages 18 and younger.
Thursday, Nov. 6
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.
Art Talk: Melissa Geppert, Assistant Professor of Art history at Southern Oregon University, will lead a talk about "The Origins of the Biennial Exhibition" at 5:30 p.m. at the Schneider Museum of Art at the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. Geppert will discuss the origins and the rise of biennial exhibition in contemporary art, including its significance to artists, curators and audiences. The lecture ties in with the museum's current exhibition, "Selections from Portland2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Art" on display until Dec. 6, 2014. Call 541-552-8248 or see www.sma.sou.edu.
Children's Book Talk: G.A. Bradshaw, author of children's book "The Elephant Letters: The Story of Billy and Kani," will read at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. The story is of two African elephants who struggle to survive, one in the Kenyan savanna and one in a zoo. See www.bloomsburyashland.com or call 541-488-0029.
Stamp Collecting: The Southern Oregon Philatelic Society will hold its quarterly auction of stamps, albums and collecting materials at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the St. Mary's School library, 816 Black Oak Drive, Medford. All ages are welcome. Call 541-770-1689.
Friday, Nov. 7
Book Sale: The Applegate library will hold a fundraiser book sale from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at 18485 N. Applegate Road. Call 541-846-7346 or see www.jcls.org.
Lions Turkey Bingo: Play bingo for a chance to win a holiday turkey or win a full holiday dinner if you completely fill a bingo card beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, at the Medford Masonic Lodge, 975 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Raffle and door prizes will be awarded. Each bingo card costs 50 cents and includes three games per card. Food and drink are available for purchase. The event benefits the Southern Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Center. Call 541-799-3653.
Saturday, Nov. 8
Pet Fashion Show: Grange Co-op Pet Country will hold its annual Pet Fashion Show and Pet Daze event on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 2833 N. Pacific Highway, Medford. The event is a fundraiser for Friends of the Animal Shelter, and includes a silent auction, a best dressed pet contest, pet photos with Santa, food and drinks. See www.grangecoop.com.
Project FeederWatch: Volunteers can help experts identify and count birds from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at North Mountain park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Information collected will be submitted to Cornell university's FeederWatch Project. The event is free and pre-registration is not required. Instructors are Rogue Valley Audubon Society volunteers. Call 541-488-6606.
Book Sale: Check out the great variety of gently used books, DVDs, CDs and art books at the White City Friends of the Library fall book bale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, in the White City library community meeting room, 3143 Ave. C. Call 541-864-8880 or see jcls.org.
Library Benefit Craft Fair: Get your holiday shopping done in a fun, local environment at the Friends of the Applegate Library Holiday Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Applegate River Lodge, 15100 Highway 238, in the Applegate Valley. Vendors are all local crafters selling unique handmade items such as jewelry, upcycled bags and totes, pottery, clothing, Christmas ornaments, children's gifts, photo cards, calendars and delicious treats. Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win great prizes generously donated by local businesses. All proceeds benefit Applegate library programs and materials. Call 541-846-7346 or see www.jcls.org.
Book Sale: The Applegate library will hold a fundraiser book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at 18485 N. Applegate Road. Call 541-846-7346 or see www.jcls.org.
Alzheimer's Financial Planning: Attorney Jason Broesder will answer questions about trusts, wills, and other legal and financial matters in a workshop for those facing Alzheimer's and dementia from 10:30 to noon Saturday, Nov. 8, at Farmington Square, 1530 Poplar Drive, Medford. Refreshments will be served. Call 541-770-9080.
Book Sale and Silent Auction: The Friends of the Ashland Public Library will hold its annual book sale and silent auction from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, and from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9, in the Ashland library's Gresham Room, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. There will be a members only presale from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Memberships will be available at the door. The sale will feature a large selection of like-new books in all genres plus CDs and DVDs. The silent auction features themed gift baskets with items and certificates donated by local businesses. The gift baskets will be on display for bidding in the library during the week prior to the sale. The auction ends at 2 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds benefit the Books for Babies early literacy program, author nights, films, game days, storytellers, workshops, travelogues, crafts, reading programs and other library activities. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
'Gen Silent': Rogue Valley LGBT Elders and AARP Oregon will host a screening of the documentary film "Gen Silent" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford. The award-winning documentary explores the unique issues facing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender older adults.