Get Up & Go: Nov. 15
Saturday, Nov. 15
Vital Aging Workshop: AARP will hold its third annual Vital Aging Conference from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Smullin Center, 2825 E. Barnett Road, Medford. Workshop presentations will include "Healing for the 21st Century," "Lighten up Your Life with Laughter," "Medicare: What You Need to Know at Every Age" and "LGBT Aging Issues in the Valley." Lunch will be included. Attendees are encouraged to bring two cans of nonperishable food. See www.tinyurl.com/vitalagingmedford or call 1-877-926-8300.
"The Lego Movie": As part of the Medford library's "Family Friendly Saturday," there will be a showing of the 2014 film "The Lego Movie," rated PG, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Large Community Meeting Room of the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Following the movie will be a related craft activity. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.
Mammals of Southern Oregon: As part of the Medford library's "Family Fun Saturday" series, naturalist John Jackson will lead a family-friendly presentation about the Mammals of Southern Oregon from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. The hands-on presentation will feature real animal skulls and furs, an opportunity to study animal scat and animal tracks, and a craft activity making animal prints. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.
Meditation Talk: Tibetan Buddhist Lama the Venerable Chhoje Rinpoche will present a talk, "How to Bring Emotional Balance Through the Practice of Meditation," from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at 2368 Terri Drive, Medford. Cost is a suggested donation of $25. Call 541-512-1604 or see www.pmctr.org.
History Presentation: Former Talent Historical Society president Susan Moulder along with her husband, Tom, will present "Overland Trail: True Tales of the Pioneer Spirit" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the museum, 105 N. Market St., Talent. The Moulders will discuss the life of those who trekked west, and how those pioneers secured the west coast of the United States from Russia, Great Britain and Mexico. They will show authentic Native American and pioneer items as props
Celebrate International Game Day: New board games and Wii games will be played in celebration of International Game Day from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The Medford teen library will celebrate games and libraries with board games and Wii games from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Chess and board games will be available for people of all ages to play. Call 541-774-6985 or see www.jcls.org.
Havurah Annual Auction: The Havurah will hold its annual auction "Under Paris Skies" at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at 185 N. Mountain Ave. The event will include live and silent auctions offering vacation packages, spa treatments, gift certificates and live music from Pat O'Scannell, Michael Vannice, Olof Soderback and Jennifer Schloming. Proceeds benefit the Havurah and the Ashland Emergency Food Bank. See www.havurahshirhadash.org or call 541-488-7716.
Ed Dunsavage Trio: Guitarist Ed Dunsavage, drummer Gary "Chicken" Hirsh and bassist Joe Cohoon will play jazz arrangements from the Great American Songbook from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.
Sage Meadows & High Country: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Sage Meadows, fiddler Crystal Reeves, bassist Jeff Addicott and drummer Dave Hampton will play Americana music from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at 2Hawk Winery, 2335 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-779-9463 or see www.2hawkwinery.com.
Shybo Torres: The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will play folk, soft rock and world music from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-9120 or www.southstagecellars.com.
Rogue World Ensemble: The singing group will present "Gather 'Round," a collection of traditional, sacred and secular songs, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St., Ashland. Tickets cost $12 in advance and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.org or at Heart & Hands, 255 E. Main St., Ashland. Tickets will cost $15 at the door. Kids 12 and younger get in for $5. See www.rogueworldensemble.org.
Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon: The 75-member youth symphony, directed by Cynthia Hutton, will present Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 and Egmont Overture at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Craterian Theatre, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. YSSO's Youth Orchestra will perform arrangements of the second movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, Franz von Suppe's Light Cavalry Overture and Grand Processional for an Academic Occasion by Felix Alexandre Guilmant. Tickets cost $10, $5 for students. Tickets for the Medford performance can be purchased at the Craterian box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., online at craterian.org or by calling 541-779-3000. Tickets for the Ashland performance can be purchased at the SOU Music Hall box office, Paddington Station at 125 E. Main St., Ashland, or Larry's Music at 522 S. Central Ave., Medford.
22 Kings: The Americana duo will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is $5. See www.davidandphil.info.
Peace Rock: The Rogue Valley Peace Choir will present "Peace Rock" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Club 66, 1951 Ashland St., Ashland. Award-winning storyteller Mike Evans will kick off the event with "Barroom Ballads." Admission is $10. See www.roguevalleypeacechoir.org.
Sunday, Nov. 16
Opera in the Afternoon: The culminating performance of Brava Opera's workshop will feature opera arias from "Fidelio," "Marriage of Figaro," "Manon," "Le Cid," "La Traviata," "Un Ballo in Maschera," "Le Roi d'Ys" and "Faust" sung by nine emerging and professional opera singers at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at the First Presbyterian Church of Ashland, 1615 Clark Ave., Ashland. A reception will follow the concert. Tickets cost $15, $5 for students. Call 541-261-5776 or see www.bravaopera.com.
Jefferson Baroque Orchestra: The orchestra will showcase Schubert's lieder and chamber music at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Phillip Engdahl will be the featured soloist, and Margret Gries will play fortepiano. Admission is $10, $5 for students, and will be available at the door.
Locally Produced Film Premiere: The holiday film "By God's Grace," starring Savannah McReynolds and Cameron Deane Stewart and shot locally in Southern Oregon during January and November of 2013, will be shown at a premiere event at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. The film is a story of family, grace and love. All ages are welcome to attend, and a full bar and food will be available for purchase. Tickets are $10, and all ticket sale proceeds will be donated to Hearts with a Mission. See www.liveatthearmory.com.
Staged Play Reading: Thanks For The Memories Theatre Company will present a staged reading of Saj Kirkland's "Tales of Canterbury" at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at 1287 Oak St., Ashland. The play is an adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales," and its stories of love, marriage, infidelity, vengeance and redemption in 14th century England. Tickets are $6, available at the door, at Paddington Station and online at www.tftmtheare.com.