Get Up & Go: Nov. 18
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 bring ideas 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.
Occupy Medford Film Night: Citizens for Peace & Justice and Occupy Medford will host a showing of the documentary film "The House I Live In" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Adams Room of the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. The PBS Independent Lens program examines the "war on drugs."Call 541-897-0135 or see www.cpjmedford.org.
NMHS Recital: The Performing Arts teachers of North Medford High School will present a faculty and friends recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the North Medford High School auditorium, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. The performance is a "pay what you can" event, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call 541-842-5323.
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.
Spaghetti Game Night: Try out board games from Funagain Games in Ashland or bring your own from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Enoteca Wine Tasting and Bistro, 17 N. Main St., Ashland. Complimentary spaghetti will be served with the purchase of a glass or bottle of wine. Call 541-482-3377 or see www.ashlandenoteca.com.
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.
Thursday, Nov. 20
Medford Growers Market: Fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables, live plants, baked goods, crafts and gourmet foods are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 20 at the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.
Mah Jongg: Experienced and beginner adults 50 and older are invited to play Mah Jongg, a tile game of Chinese origin, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave., Ashland. Free. Call 541-488-5342 or see www.ashlandseniorcenter.org.
Dominoes: Play Jamaican, Mexican train, Cuban or French dominoes games from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Meyer Memorial Trust Community Meeting Room in the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-535-7090 or see www.jcls.org.
Hearts and Spades: Adults 50 and older are invited to play card games from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Donations are accepted. Call 541-488-5342.
Intro to Computer Class: A free introductory computer class will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St., Central Point. Topics covered will include using the mouse and keyboard, Internet navigation, an introduction to e-mail, and individualize instruction and practice. Call 541-774-8679.
After-School Storytime: Kids in kindergarten through second grade are invited to a special after-school storytime with readings, rhymes and songs from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Younger kids are welcome to attend with their parents. The program will continue through May except during holiday library closures. Call 541-535-4163 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 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St., Eagle Point. 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.
Jeff Kloetzel: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will play an acoustic mix of pop, rock, soul and contemporary island music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Belle Fiore Winery, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.
Veterans Dessert Potluck: The Jerusalem Center will offer a Thanksgiving dessert potluck and program for veterans from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinic theater, 8495 Crater Lake Highway, White City. The event will include live music, the "Pilgrim's Plight Play," food and snacks. Call 541-770-7086.
Poetry Event: In celebration of the 100th anniversary of poet Dylan Thomas' birth, Barry Kraft will read selections of Thomas' poetry and prose at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. The reading is free. Call 541-488-0029.
Native Plant Society of Oregon: Oregon Natural Desert Association coordinator Corie Harlan will give a presentation on the Owyhee Canyonlands at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Room CSC of the Cascade Science Building, formerly known as the Hawthorne classroom in the former Cascade dorms, at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The event is free, and refreshments will be served at 6:45 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.