Get Up & Go: Dec. 3
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Thursday, Dec. 4
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.
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.
Stamp Club: The Southern Oregon Philatelic Society will hold its annual family Christmas Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in the St. Mary's School Library, 816 Black Oak Dr., Medford. Bring a potluck dish to share and your own table service. All ages welcome. Call 541-770-1689.
Men's Barbershop Singing: Men interested in singing four-part harmonies are invited to meetings of the Rogue Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Society at 7 p.m. Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. Call 541-450-9352.
Ashland Sufi Heart Circle: Dances of universal peace, sacred phrases from world religions and practices of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Murshid Samuel L. Lewis will be presented from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Hidden Springs Wellness Center, 1651 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The suggested donation is $10. Call 541-708-0681 or see www.ashlandsufi.com.
Ashland New Plays Festival: Dramatic readings of "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" by Tom Mula will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St., Ashland. The performance will feature veteran stage and screen actor Douglas Rowe in the humorous romp through the gritty side of Victorian Christmases. Tickets are $15. See www.ashlandnewplays.org.