Get Up & Go: Nov. 22
Saturday, Nov. 22
Little Free Libraries Raffle: The Phoenix-Talent Little Free Libraries Project will sell raffle tickets for a little free library box on Saturday, Nov. 22 at Ray's Food Place, 735 N. Main St., Phoenix. The group seeks to distribute cabinet-sized book "houses" for adults and children where individuals take and leave books. Tickets are $5 each, or five can be purchased for $20. Proceeds benefit the construction and placement of six Little Free Libraries in Phoenix and Talent. See www.lfltalenphoenix.weebly.com or email email@example.com.
Toy Science at ScienceWorks: The museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, hosts exhibits year-round that explore energy, anatomy, chemistry, perception, motion, engineering and more.The exhibit Toy Science opens Saturday, Nov. 22, and runs through January with game-style exhibits demonstrating physics, math and strategy. The popular exhibit Sportsology has returned to the museum and features Vertical Vault, Action Reaction Wall, Great Grip, Wheelchair Racer, Pitching Cage and Hang Time. Visitors can test their athletic abilities while learning how their bodies work. The Sportsology exhibit will run until March 1. Admission costs $9, $7 for children 2 to 12 and adults older than 65. Admission is free on the first Wednesday of every month. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday in the fall, winter and spring. Call 541-482-6767 or see www.scienceworksmuseum.org.
Historic Walking Tours: Ben Truwe leads free historic walking tours of downtown Medford at 11 a.m. the third Saturday of every month. Visitors should call in advance, then meet at the Southern Oregon Historical Society's History Center, 106 N. Central Ave. Call 541-773-8369.
Paddington Station Open House: Paddington Station will hold its 41st annual Open House from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at 180 E. Main St., Ashland. The event will include performances from Siskiyou Singers, Camelot Theatre's production of "Fiddler on the Roof," Thanks for the Memories Theatre's production of "Rent," Ashland High School's choir, Siskiyou Violins, North Medford High School Choir and the Ed Dunsavage Trio. Attendees who bring a nonperishable food item will receive a free holiday ornament. See www.paddingtonstationashland.com.
Children's Storytelling Event: Storyteller Christopher Leebrick will perform a selection of spooky stories suitable for children ages 6 and older from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. The presentation is a cultural blend of spooky stories from around the world. Call 541-826-3313 or see www.jcls.org.
Wii Games: Teens can play "Just Dance" or "Wii Sports Bowling" from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-6413 or see www.jcls.org.
Storytelling Workshop: Author Molly Tinsley will present "The Plot Thickens: Five Sure-Fire Techniques for Strong Storytelling" from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Specific questions about potential or ongoing writing projects will be welcomed as time permits. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Teen Writing Group: Teens can read or listen to stories from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of every month through October in the teen library at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. R.E. Sheahan, author of the young adult science fiction novel “Storm of Arranon: Fire and Ice,” will lead the group. Call 541-774-8685 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. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St., Rogue River. 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.
'The Janus Concert': Vibraphone player and percussionist Thomas Mackay, pianist Thor Polson, bassist Dave Miller and drummer Theresa McCoy will present "New Concepts in Jazz: The Janus Concert" — progressive jazz composed by Mackay and Polson — at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Grace Lutheran Church, 660 Francis Lane, Ashland. Admission is $10; $5 for Southern Oregon University students and kids 12 and younger.
Jeff Kloetzel: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will play a mix of acoustic folk and rock from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.
In the Pocket: Blues and soul gurus Leonard Griffie, Billy Rock Smith, Mark Cunningham and Pat McDougall will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at 2Hawk Winery, 2335 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-779-9463 or see www.2hawkwinery.com.
John Reischman & The Pine Siskins: Mandolin player John Reischman and the band — Eli West on guitar and bouzouki, Trent Freeman on fiddle and Patrick Metzger on bass — will perform re-inventions and arrangements of traditional old-time music and bluegrass at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Mountain House, a historic stagecoach stop at 1148 Old Highway 99 S, Ashland. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased by calling 541-552-1665.
Sunday, Nov. 23
Applegate Valley Wine Tour: Visit up to 18 wineries and enjoy tastings, appetizers, music and more during the Applegate Wine Trail's "Uncorked" event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, in the Applegate Valley. Participants are encouraged to bring their friends, designate a driver and enjoy visits to Applegate wineries during the self-guided, self-paced wine tour. Tickets are $44 each and include a commemorative Wine Trail glass. For tickets and information on wine and appetizer pairings, visit www.applegatewinetrail.com.
Friendship Force Bunco: Bring a friend and play Bunco with Friendship Force of Southern Oregon at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Royal Mobile Estates clubhouse, 1055 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. Call 541-482-4558.
Mountain Blessing: A "Blessing Mt. Ashland" ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at 11 Mt. Ashland Ski Road, Ashland. For the past eight years the diverse ceremony has occurred in the spring, but the ceremony has been moved to autumn this year in hopes of bringing snow. Call 530-386-6597 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant Ruiz: The flamenco guitarist and vocalist will perform from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. Call 541-535-7957 or see www.paschalwinery.com.
Monday, Nov. 24
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.
Needlers’ Group: Bring your needle-craft supplies and enjoy embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, knitting, crocheting and more from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Call 541-864-8850 or see www.jcls.org.
Kid Time!: Kids elementary-school age and younger can explore interactive exhibits and learn about the history of Oregon, construction and engineering, water systems and more at Kid Time! 106 N. Central Ave., Medford. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission costs $8, $4 for adults and free for kids younger than 1. Call 541-772-9922 or see www.kid-time.org.
The Schneider Museum of Art: Selections from PORTLAND2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, an exhibit that surveys Oregon artists who are defining and advancing the contemporary arts landscape, will run through Dec. 6 at The Schneider Museum of Art on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Curator Amanda Hunt visited nearly 50 studios and reviewed more than 300 entries before selecting 15 Oregon artists to participate in the exhibit. These artists include up-and-coming as well as established professionals who work in a variety of media. Most are based in Portland, Salem or Eugene. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is $5. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245.
Central Point Senior Singers: The group meets at 10:45 a.m. Mondays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St. Pianist needed. Call 541-664-4933.
Art exhibit: Rogue River artist Barbara Badten will display several of her scenic paintings through November and December at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Friday, 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call 541-864-8850 or see www.jcls.org.
Computer Class: A free introductory computer class will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. Topics covered will include an introduction to word processing, photo editing and managing computer files. The class will include time for review and practice. Call 541-774-8679.
Potluck and Seed Forum: Bellview Grange will hold its monthly community potluck at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Topics will include the Food Movement, the race to ban GMOs in Oregon and future plans to support small farms. Participants are encouraged to bring a non-GMO organic potluck dish to share. A public seed forum will follow at 7 p.m. Call 541-535-1854.