Get Up & Go: Dec. 2
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.
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.
Trivia Tuesdays: Teams of two to six people compete to answer questions about random topics from host Jeff Kloetzel from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Call 541-899-9120 or see www.southstagecellars.com.
Trivia Night: Teams of one to four people compete for prizes in a trivia competition covering a variety of categories from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Southern Oregon Brewing Company, 1922 United Way, Medford. Call 541-776-9898 or see www.sobrewing.com.
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.
Cribbage Tournament: Compete at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 2640 E. Barnett Road, Medford. Admission to the tournament costs $4.50. Call 541-773-2898.
Jeopardy Trivia: Prizes will be awarded in the competition at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Louie’s Restaurant & Bar, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Children are welcome to participate but must be out of the restaurant by 10 p.m. Admission costs $1. Call 541-482-9701.
Wednesday, Dec. 3
Fasturn Community Sew: Make quilts, pillowcases and children’s and babies’ items for charity from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at Fasturn, 3859 S. Stage Road, Medford. Call 541-772-8430.
Jacksonville Museum Quilters: The group meets from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Jacksonville Community Center, 160 E. Main St. Call 541-941-2463.
Hands-All-Around Quilters: Visitors can work on individual projects or sew quilts for charity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Wesley Hall in the First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-732-0141.
Healthcare.gov Workshop: For those with questions on enrolling in the government health insurance exchange, a Healthcare.gov enrollment open house will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the SOU/RCC Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St., Room 129 B, Medford. To register see http://bit.ly/14SUeqA or call 503-813-8471.
Free Admission Day 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.
History Lecture: Historian Sue Waldron will present "The Maruyamas of Medford: A Japanese Family Saga" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., and from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The lecture is part of the "Windows in Time" history series. The Maruyama family was a familiar part of Medford society for 31 years before Medford's Japanese community was relocated to a Japanese internment camp at Tule Lake, Calif., during World War II. The series is presented by Jackson County Library Services and the Southern Oregon Historical Society. Call 541-774-6996 or 541-774-8689 or see www.jcls.org or www.sohs.org.
Digital Book Downloading: Learn how to download free digital library books to a tablet or eReader from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.
Siskiyou Sleuths: The Siskiyou Sleuths mystery book group will discuss "The Black Echo" by Michael Connelly at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996.
Humane Society Open House: Southern Oregon Humane Society executive director Kenn Altine will lead a behind-the-scenes tour of the facilities at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at 2910 Table Rock Road, Medford. The tour will include progress on the recent remodel in the cat area, information about the program's Saving Train dog rescue. Call 541-779-3215, ext. 110 or email email@example.com.
Jef Ramsey: The guitar and mandolin player will perform acoustic country and folk from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. Call 541-535-7957 or see www.paschalwinery.com.
Author Event: Authors Donna Eden and David Feinstein will speak about their new book "The Energies of Love: Keys to a Fulfilling Partnership, Using Energy Medicine to Keep Your Relationship Thriving" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Eden and Feinstein are authors of the bestselling books "Energy Medicine" and "Energy Medicine for Women." The event is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.
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.
TED Talk Discussion: Join a viewing and discussion of Dr. Stuart Hameroff's TED (Technology, Engineering, Design) talk on "Studies of Consciousness" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Hameroff is a clinical anesthesiologist and professor known for his studies on consciousness. He has explored the possibility of consciousness existing independently of the body, creating a potential scientific approach to questions about the soul and spirituality. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Trivia Night: Teams of one to six players can play Trivia at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at The Playwright Public House, 258 A St., Ashland. It's free to play, and each team will receive a bowl of baked fries. The winning team receives a $25 certificate to use at The Playwright. Call 541-488-9128.