Get Up & Go: Dec. 10
Wednesday, Dec. 10
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.
Public Meeting: The Ashland Wildfire Mitigation Commission will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Ashland Fire Station No. 1 conference room, 455 Siskiyou Boulevard. Call 541-488-5587.
Free Library Film: The 2003 film "Elf," rated PG, will be shown from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Refreshments will be provided. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.
Christmas Theater Performance: Portland-based Traveling Lantern Theatre Company will present performances of "A Christmas Carol" from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10. The morning performance is at the Eagle Point Ashpole Community Center, 17 S. Buchanan Ave., Eagle Point. The afternoon performance is at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. In the classic tale, Ebenezer Scrooge is obsessed with money until a ghost takes him on a journey to learn the importance of caring about others. Call 541-826-3313 or see www.jcls.org.
Rogue Writers: Published and unpublished fiction writers meet to discuss their projects and the publishing business at 5:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at Applebee’s, 1388 Biddle Road, Medford. Call 541-826-4151.
American Legion Meeting: The American Legion will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at 100 E. Jackson St., Medford. Nonmembers with active duty experience are encouraged to attend. Call 541-973-2170.
Rogue Valley Women's Connection: The South Medford Chamber Choir will perform Christmas favorites and inspirational speaker B.J. Bassett will share inspiring stories for Rogue Valley Women's Connection from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, in the Eastwood Baptist Church Koinonia Building, 675 N. Keene Way, Medford. The cost of the program and luncheon is $15. For reservations, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call 541-245-1652.
History Lecture: Historian Sue Waldron will present "The Maruyamas of Medford: A Japanese Family Saga" 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.
Death with Dignity Q&A: Compassion & Choices will offer an educational event about Oregon's Death with Dignity law from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The program will offer a supportive atmosphere to discuss concerns and options at the end of life. See www.compassionandchoices.org.
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.
Oratorical Contest: The American Legion will hold its High School Oratorical Scholarship Contest at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 100 E. Jackson St., Medford. Call 541-826-4916.
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.
Bingo: Bingo Wednesday Nights from 6-7 PM. Winners eat free! Join friends, family, kids of all ages for an easy, relaxed hour of fun and laughs. Free to play! 41 N. Main St., on the Ashland Plaza. Call 541-482-9701.
Thursday, Dec. 11
Death with Dignity Q&A: Compassion & Choices will offer an educational event about Oregon's Death with Dignity law from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The program will offer a supportive atmosphere to discuss concerns and options at the end of life. See www.compassionandchoices.org.
Computer Buying Q&A: The library will give tips about choosing the right personal computer or tablet in a presentation titled "You Better Shop Around" from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The presentation will include how to read a computer's specifications and what to consider before buying a new computer or tablet. Call 541-774-6412 or see www.jcls.org.
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.
Women Entrepreneurs Meeting: Certified Public Accountant Jackie Truax will pass along tax tips and answer questions for small business owners at the Women Entrepreneurs of Southern Oregon meeting from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Rogue Regency Inn, 2300 Biddle Road. Cost is $28. See www.wesoweb.org or call 541-292-6326 to RSVP.
Native Plant Society: The Siskiyou Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon will hold a holiday potluck, talk and silent auction from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Talent Community Center, 206 E. Main St., Talent. Jeff Jones, co-author of "Arctic Sanctuary: Images of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge," will give a talk about photographing the Arctic. Bring a potluck dish, table service, packets of seeds for the native plant seed exchange and a food donation for the Talent Food Project. Call 541-535-5355.
The Hearth Storytelling Event: Local storytellers Mark Yaconelli, Joshua Boettiger, Mary Landberg, Cat Gould and others will will share memories about family and the holidays at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St., Ashland. Wendi Stanek and Duane Whitcomb will provide music during the event. Mulled wine, cider and other treats will be served. Admission is $10. A VIP fundraiser beginning at 6:30 precedes the event, and the $50 event includes reserved seating for the storytelling presentation. See www.thehearthstorytelling.wordpress.com.
LNG Pipeline Rally: Rogue Riverkeeper, Rogue Climate and Southern Oregon Climate Action Now will hold a rally opposing the proposed Liquid Natural Gas pipeline at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Central Medford High School, 815 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford. The event immediately precedes a US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission public comment meeting at 6 p.m. See www.socan.info.
Public Comment Meeting: The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will hold a public comment meeting on the Jordan Cove-Pacific Connector Project at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Central Medford High School, 815 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford. Call 541-842-3669.
Savanna: Singer and guitarist Liz Jones, percussionist Anna Christensen and guitar and bass player Felipe Archer will perform folk and pop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.