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Saturday, Dec. 13

German Cars and Coffee: German car owners and enthusiasts can meet to chat about their cars and kick tires from 7 to 9 a.m. the second Saturday of every month in the parking lot of Bear Creek Bicycle, adjacent to the Human Bean at 1988 Highway 99 North, Ashland. Email contact@snikwahmotorwerks.com or call 541-227-1758.

Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon: Five string quartets, a horn group and a mixed ensemble will perform chamber music to celebrate the holidays at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Historic First Presbyterian Church, 405 E. California St., Jacksonville, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at Grace Lutheran Church, 660 Frances Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-858-8859 or see www.ysso.org.

Art Fundraiser: Artist and social worker Kay Hagen will offer a benefit art show at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Ashland Community Resource Center, 570 Clover Lane, Ashland. The show, tiled "See Me," seeks to address individuals' tendency to look away regarding issues related to homelessness. Proceeds benefit the Ashland Community Resource Center. Email acrc@accesshelps.org.

Band du Pays Swing: The Ashland band will perform swing music and standards for dancing from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. A dance lesson with Evergreen Ballroom's Jacob Jagger will be from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Admission is $15; $10 without the lesson. See www.paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.

Wanderlust Circus Orchestra & 3 Leg Torso: Dinner, a frenetic interpretation of "A Christmas Carol" by the circus and orchestra troupe Wanderlust and live music for dancing by modern chamber music orchestra 3 Leg Torso will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Dine on a three-course meal prepared by Loft Brasserie while Wanderlust Circus presents a spectacle of acrobats, operatic singers, jugglers and dancing. VIP tickets include dinner and cost $75. General admission costs $30, $35 the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased online at liveatthearmory.com. The show is open to ages 21 and older.

Ravish: Christian rock band Ravish will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Admission is $5. The show is open to all ages. 

Indie Folk Concert: Bellingham, Wash. indie folk band Wild Rabbit will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Oberon's Tavern, 45 N. Main St., Ashland. The uptempo folk band incorporates a variety of influences and three distinct vocal styles, and were voted best band in their home city. Their recently recorded full-length album "The Wild North" was recorded at the noted Bear Creek Studio in Seattle where The Lumineers and Fleet Foxes have performed. Admission is $5 to the all ages show. Call 541-482-2316 or see www.oberonstavern.com.

Sunday, Dec. 14

ECKANKAR Events:  ECKANKAR will lead a community HU song at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Following the HU sing at 11 a.m. will be a worship service with the message "The Art of Graceful Living." Call 541-708-0584.

Holiday Music Sing-a-Long: Tish McFadden-Harriss and young ukelele players from the Rum Tum School of Music will perform a family Holiday Sing-A-Long from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Percussion instruments will be available for children to play along, and participants are encouraged to bring their own instruments. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org.

Bob Haworth: The singer, songwriter and guitarist of The Brothers Four and The Kingston Trio fame will present a concert of holiday music from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at EdenVale Winery, 2310 Voorhies Road, Medford. Tickets cost $15 and include on glass of wine and appetizers. Call 541-512-2955, ext. 2, for reservations or see www.edenvalleyorchards.com.

Hanukkah Storytelling: Professional storyteller Jill Klein will give a program and craft activity on the history and traditions of Hanukkah from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org.

Tim Church: The guitar player will perform a mix of classical, Latin and folk music from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. See www.paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.

Staged Reading: Thanks for the Memories Theatre Company will present a staged reading of local playwright Peter Wickliffe's original true story of Christmases past, "Christmas As It Was" at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at 1287 Oak St., Ashland. The play is drawn from Wickliffe's own memories growing up in a somewhat dysfunctional family of seven in 1995. Tickets are $6, and are available at Paddington Station and www.tftmtheatre.com.

Monday, Dec. 15

Public Meeting: Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its 2015 strategic planning and goal setting meeting from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, at the Southern Oregon University McNeal Pavilion, Room PE116, 1465 Webster St., Ashland. Agenda items will include a review of last year's strategic planning agenda, past goals and accomplishments, a level of service presentation and goal setting.  Call 541-488-5340 or see www.ashland.or.us.

Ashland New Plays Festival: Dramatic readings of "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" by Tom Mula will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent. 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.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

LGBT Elders Potluck: The December LGBT Elders and Allies monthly potluck luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, under the balcony at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. More information is available on the Rogue Valley LGBT Elders Facebook page.

 Mystery Readers Roundtable: The book discussion group meets from 2 to 3 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-535-7098 or see www.jcls.org.

Trivia: Wait, wait, don't tell me! Join your friends and family as you test your knowledge at Tuesday Night Team Trivia from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Louie's Restaurant, 41 N. Main St. Free to play! Prizes awarded! Call 541-482-9701.541-482-9701.