Get Up & Go: Nov. 17
Monday, Nov. 17
Ashland Rink Opens: The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink will open for the season starting Nov. 17 at 95 Winburn Way. Call 541-488-9189 or see www.ashland.or.us/icerink.
Monday Movie: The 1985 animated film "The Dark Cauldron," rated PG, will be shown from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. The film tells the story of a young boy and his misfit friends on a quest to find a dark magic cauldron before a diabolical tyrant can. Snacks will be served. Call 541-535-7090 or see www.jcls.org.
Teen Writing Group: Teens can attend a new writing group for discussion and writing tips from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Teens are encouraged to bring any writing projects on which they'd like feedback, and the group can focus on fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, comics or journals. Call 541-774-6985.
Family Film Night: The Medford library will show the 2014 Disney film "Maleficent," rated PG, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at 205 S. Central Ave, Medford. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.
Author Event: Steven Scholl will speak about his book "Muhammad: The Prophet of Islam" at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. The reading is free. Call 541-488-0029.
Resilience Workshop: Allan Weisbard, LCSW, will discuss practical strategies to overcome adversity in a free workshop titled "Revitalize your Resilience" at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at the Ashland Food Co-op Community Classroom, 300 N. Pioneer St., Ashland. The event is free. See www.healthyoptimism.com or call 541-821-1083.
Public Meeting: The Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a study session at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at the parks office, 340 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Agenda items include a discussion about establishing Ashland Creek Park as "dog friendly," a discussion of the organizational structure for a Dec. 15 strategic planning meeting, and a program cost recovery report. Call 541-488-6002
Tuesday, Nov. 18
LGBT Elders Potluck: The Rogue Valley LGBT Elders and Allies will hold their monthly potluck meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, under the balcony at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Attendees are encouraged to bringideas for building the LGBT community. Cost is a requested donation of $2 for drinks. More information available on the Rogue Valley LGBT Elders page on Facebook.
Learn about Muhammad: Author Steven Scholl will present "What Everyone Should Know About Muhammad: The Life, Times and Teachings of the Prophet" from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Scholl is an independent scholar of Islam and comparative religion, and co-author of the new book "Muhammad." Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Southern Oregon Jazz Orchestra: The 15-piece orchestra — featuring vocalist Dianne Strong, pianist Alan Berman and horn players Frank Kenney, Danny Chavez and Pat DeBellis — will play a mix of swing, Latin and arrangements of songs from the big-band era for dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at The Imperial Events Center, 40 N. Front St., Medford. Admission is $7. Call 541-499-8855 or 541-779-2042 for information.
Galician Harvest Festival: Kevin Carr, Pat O'Scannell, Josie Mendelsohn and Paula Perez, along with local dancers, will perform Galician music and folk dancing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. There will be costumes, stories, food, bagpipers, a hurdy gurdy and short dance lessons. Admission is $10 to $15. Call 541-301-5306 or see www.kevincarr.org for information.
Wednesday, Nov. 19
Roman History Lectures: Historian Ean Roby will conclude his series on Roman emperors with a lecture about the founding of a new capital city and the introduction of Christianity from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.
Archaeology Presentation: Archaeological contractor Jeff LaLande will discuss archaeological survey investigations recovered between 2012 to 2014 from the Shasta village that was once situated at the site of the present Ashland Plaza in a presentation titled "Archaeological Evidence of Ashland's First Residents, Native and White" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Public Meeting: Southern Oregon University will hold an orientation workshop on legal issues for members of the new board of trustees from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Meese Room of the SOU Hannon Library, 1290 Ashland St. The workshop, facilitated by lawyer Randy Geller, will include a brief history of higher education governance in Oregon, recent Oregon statutes, the role and authority of the board of trustees, an overview of public meetings, public records and government ethics. Call 541-552-6111 or see www.sou.edu/governance.
Computer Buying Q&A: The library will give tips about choosing the right personal computer or tablet in a presentation titled "You Better Shop Around" from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The presentation will include how to read a computer's specifications and what to consider before buying a new computer or tablet. Call 541-774-6412 or see www.jcls.org.
Learn about Muhammad: Author Steven Scholl will present "What Everyone Should Know About Muhammad: The Life, Times and Teachings of the Prophet" from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. Scholl is an independent scholar of Islam and comparative religion, and co-author of the new book "Muhammad," written with Sam Deeb. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy Event: The second annual "Ashland Where Ya At!" educational event weill be from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Standing Stone Brewing Company, 101 Oak St., Ashland. The event will include natural and cultural history of the Cascade Mountain foothills told via fast-paced community presentations under a timeline. Speakers will include Pepper Trail and Pat Acklin. Call 541-482-3069.
Jef Ramsey: The guitar and mandolin player will perform acoustic country and folk from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. Call 541-535-7957 or see www.paschalwinery.com.
Lace Walker: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will perform acoustic music from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. See www.southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Future of Farming: The Rogue Valley Food System Network will present a panel discussion "The Future of Food and Farming in the Rogue Valley" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. Representative Peter Buckley will provide opening remarks, and panelists include Vincent M. Smith of Southern Oregon University, Maud Powell of the OSU Extension Service, Elise Higley of Thrive and Greg holmes of 1000 Friends of Oregon. The presentation is free, but RSVP is requested by visiting www.bit.ly/RogueFoodFuture. See www.rvfoodsystem.org.