Get Up & Go: Nov. 27
Thursday, Nov. 27
Nia DanceFeast: Nia dance instructor Rachael Resch will facilitate the 15th annual Nia Thanksgiving DanceFeast from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27, at The DanceSpace, 280 E. Hersey St. #10, Ashland. The cost is $12. No previous dance experience is necessary. Participants will experience fun, simple moves as well as free-form dance done to eclectic world beat music. Call 541-488-1192 or see www.nianow.com.
Ashland Interfaith Celebration: The 31st annual Ashland Thanksgiving Interfaith Celebration will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, at Wesley Hall, behind the First Methodist Church of Ashland, 175 N. Main St. The program theme will be "Benefits of Belief," and will include leaders from spiritual traditions including Christian, Sufi, Pagan, Hindu, Tao, Buddhist, Jewish, New Thought and others. The event is free. Call 541-482-1025.
American Legion Thanksgiving: The American Legion will hold a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, at 100 E. Jackson St., Medford. Admission is free for American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion members and their families. Admission is also free for homeless veterans who can provide government ID or Veterans Administration ID cards. Call 541-973-2170.
Friday, Nov. 28
Holiday Magic Show: Magical Michael will delight children of all ages during a Holiday Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. There will be magic shows at 1:30 and 3 p.m. The open house also features Platt Anderson Cellars wine tasting, Rogue Creamery cheese tasting, Cary's of Oregon sweets tasting and free face painting. Creekside Strings fiddlers and blues/folk guitarist Andrew Miller will provide musical entertainment. All activities are free. Call 541-482-3241 or see www.northwestnatureshop.com.
Barn Concert: Award-winning blues singer Karen Lovely and her band — guitarist Doug Rowell, bass player Timmer Blakely and drummer Justin Matz — will perform from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at the EdenVale Winery barn, 2310 Voorhies Road, Medford. Tickets cost $20 and are available online at www.edenvalewines.com/scripts/events, Enoteca Wine Tasting & Bistro, 17 N. Main St., Ashland, or at EdenVale's tasting room. Lovely is a seven-time Muddy Award Winner and second place winner of the International Blues Challenge. Food will be available, including vegetarian corn chowder or clam chowder served in bread bowls, grilled sausage and peppers on polenta cakes, and nachos by Chef Doug Todd. Call 541-512-2955, ext. 2, for information.
Generation Jones: Father-son duo Jeffrey and Julian Jones and singer Lily Baugh will perform fiddle and guitar music based on Celtic traditions, along with some old-time music and classic rock, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at Belle Fiore Winery, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.
David Scoggin: The jazz pianist will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. Call 541-535-7957 or see www.paschalwinery.com.
Shae Johnson: The singer and members of The Rogue Suspects will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. The show is a CD release celebration for Johnson's new album, "Can You Feel the Music," recorded on Tarpan Records in San Rafael, Calif. See www.roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Ila Selene & Clint Ingbretson: The vocal duo will perform steamy duets from the '30s, '40s and '50s from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-9120 or www.southstagecellars.com.
The Eclectix: The Eclectix, featuring Mike Dunn and Lace Walker, will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at 2Hawk Winery, 2335 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-779-9463 or see www.2hawkwinery.com.
Saturday, Nov. 29
Ashland Ice Rink: The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink is open for the season, weather permitting, at 95 Winburn Way, across from Lithia Park. Skate rentals are $2.50. Admission to the rink is free for children ages five and under, $3.50 for youths ages 6-14 and $4 for adults. Call 541-488-9189 or see www.ashland.or.us/IceRink to check ice conditions and for more information and the season schedule.
Breakfast with Santa: On the morning of the Medford’s Winter Lights Festival, Saturday, Nov. 29, children can start the day with one of the city's favorite holiday traditions. Families can enjoy a hot breakfast, kids will have fun making a special holiday craft, and then the family can get a photo with the jolly old elf himself. The sessions run from 9 to 9:45 a.m. and 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Santo Community Center, 701 N. Columbus Ave., Medford. Seating is limited to a maximum of 100 people per session. To reserve a spot, call 541-774-2400.
Santa and Holiday Wreath Making: Visit Santa Claus, make a holiday wreath, enjoy hot cider and cookies and visit Kids Craft Corner and the Holiday Boutique from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point. Admission is free. Wreath-making kits cost $15 and include a pre-made wreath base, greens and decorations. Call 541-773-6536 ext. 1002 or see www.hanleyfarm.org.
The Brothers Reed: The guitar duo — brothers Aaron and Philip Reed — will play original country music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.
Eclectik Blue: Rock, pop and blues fusion trio Michael Dunn, Laurel Brown and Rachelle Roulier will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-9120 or www.southstagecellars.com.
Blowin' Smoke: The band will perform modern country and rock covers 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at 2Hawk Winery, 2335 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-779-9463 or see www.2hawkwinery.com.
Benefit Film Screening: The Ashland Independent Film Festival will have benefit screenings of the documentary "Pelican Dreams" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, and 2:10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St., Ashland. Both screenings benefit the nonprofit film festival. Tickets are $8.50 and can be purchased at the Varsity Box Office or online at www.catheatres.com.
Country Dance: The Pat Summers Country Dance Band performs for dancing at 7 p.m. Saturdays at the Rogue River Community Center annex, 136 Broadway St., Rogue River. The cost is $4. Call 541-951-5508.