Get Up & Go: Dec. 1
Monday, Dec. 1
Ashland Library Giving Tree: Patrons are invited to bring new, unwrapped mittens, socks, hats and jackets to place under the Giving Tree until Dec. 3 in the Ashland library children's department, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Recipients will be children ranging from infants through five-year-olds. Store-bought or handmade items are welcome, as well as new or gently used books. The gifts will be presented to Head Start and Early Head Start low income children at the former Briscoe Elementary School in Ashland. Picture books about giving will be on display in the children's department. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays, closed Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org.
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.
Teem Movie: Teens can eat pizza and watch the 2013 film "If I Stay," rated PG-13, at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6985 or see www.jcls.org.
Humphrey Bogart Movies: Enjoy classic Humphrey Bogart films from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Monday through December at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. Call 541-855-1994 or see www.jcls.org.
Phoenix Library Book Sale: Get your Christmas shopping done and buy local by attending the Friends of the Phoenix Library Winter Book Sale from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Find gently used books, audio books, DVDs, CDs and more. A Friends of the Library members' pre-sale is from noon to 1 p.m. More bargains can be found during a "Buck a Bag" special from 5 to 6 p.m. Call 541-535-7090 or see www.jcls.org.
A Christmas Past: Southern Oregon Historical Society will celebrate Christmas past with a holiday window display from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at SOHS' History & Discovery Center, 106 N. Central Ave., Medford. Created by designer Daniel Perry and artist Jake Hillman, the old-fashioned display is inspired by 1930s and '40s eras. Look for holiday carolers and refreshments. Call 541-773-6536, ext. 1002, for information.
Pajama Storytime: Grab your favorite stuffed animal and put on your pajamas for an evening of stories and songs from 6:30 to 7 p.m. the last Monday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org.
Community HU Sing: ECKANKAR will lead a community HU song at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at Hidden Springs Community Center, 635 Lit Way, Ashland. Call 541-708-0584.
Clog Dances: Dance with the Misty Mountain Cloggers at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Southern Oregon Performing Arts Center, 930 Summit Ave., Medford. Dance instruction is available. Admission costs $8. Call 541-772-1431.
Tuesday, Dec. 2
Books@Noon: Discuss favorite books, learn what others are reading and find suggestions for your reading list at noon the first Tuesday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Winter Reads Book Sale: Cozy up with a good book this winter while the rain and cold keep you indoors by first visiting a book sale from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, or noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Ruch library, 7919 Highway 238. Most books will be priced at $1 or less. Call 541-899-7438.
Social Benefit Dance Club: Dance to standards performed by keyboard and horn player Dave Flick from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Call 541-664-6642.
Author Afternoon: Local author B.K. Showalter will explore the idea "Is Fiction the Truth Remodeled?" from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the Adams Meeting Room of the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Showalter is the author of "Cash Scow," "Doomsday Marbles," "Chasing Crinolines" and other works. Call 541-774-8679 or see ww.jcls.org.
Origami Session: Adults and children ages 5 and older are invited to attend a free hands-on demonstration on origami, the art of paper folding, from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the Storytime Room of the Medford library Children's Department, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-8678 or see www.jcls.org.
Drop-In Knitting Circle: Learn new stitches, practice old ones, get help with projects or knit for fun from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Country-Western Dance: Beginning line dancing starts at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Intermediate line dancing starts at 6:30 p.m. and partner and specialty dancing starts at 7 p.m. Admission costs $6. Call 541-826-8000 or see www.evergreenballroom.com.
Sweet Adelines: The Southern Oregon Sound chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an a cappella chorus for women, offers lessons on vocal technique, musical accuracy and showmanship at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. The group, under the direction of Martha Segura, performs locally and in an annual regional competition. Women interested in singing are invited. Call 541-774-9606 or see www.southernoregonsound.org.