Get Up & Go: Dec. 16
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.
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.
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.
Books@4: Discuss your favorite books and find new titles to read at this book discussion held from 4 to 5 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org. Refreshments and snacks provided.
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.
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.
Southern Oregon Jazz Orchestra: The 15-piece orchestra — featuring vocalist Dianne Strong, pianist Alan Berman and horn players Frank Kenney, Danny Chavez and Pat DeBellis — will play a mix of swing, Latin and arrangements of songs from the big-band era for dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at The Imperial Events Center, 40 N. Front St., Medford. Admission is $7. Call 541-499-8855 or 541-779-2042 for information.
John Nilsen: The Portland-based solo pianist and recording artist will present his annual series of holiday concerts in the Rogue Valley. Nilsen tours the country playing his arrangements of holiday classics, some boogie-woogie, jazz and songs from his prolific repertoire. His newest CD, "Wild Rose," was released in 2013 on his Magic Wing label. Concerts are set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Upper Rogue United Methodist Church, 18977 Highway 62, Shady Cove, 541-878-2793; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Newman United Methodist Church, 132 N.E. B St., Grants Pass, 541-479-5369; 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent, 541-535-7957; 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford, 541-776-2315; and 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at United Methodist Church, 416 Fourth St., Gold Hill. Admission to all of the concerts is $10, except for the RoxyAnn Winery show, which is free.
Veterans for Peace Film Night: Rogue Valley Veterans for Peace and Occupy Medford will host a showing of the 2006 film "Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas)," rated PG, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Medford library large conference room, 205 S. Central Ave. The French film tells the true story of an incident during World War I when French, English and German combatants peacefully celebrated Christmas together in 1914. The film event will commemorate the 100th anniversary of that event. Call 541-897-0135 or see www.cpjmedford.org.
Wednesday, Dec. 17
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.
Book Sale: The Ashland library will offer
Toddlerobics: Children 2 and older can exercise their minds and bodies with movements and musical games during "Toddlerobics: Movement, Music and Me!" from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-8678 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.
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.
Lace Walker: The guitarist and flutist will play acoustic rock and R&B from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Walker will be joined by bass and sax players. Admission is free. See www.southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Jef Ramsey: The guitar and mandolin player will perform acoustic country and folk from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. Call 541-535-7957 or see www.paschalwinery.com.
Candlelight Vigil: A community candlelight vigil to bring home 17-year-old Hannah Thomas-Garner will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Ashland Plaza. Garner went missing on the evening of Nov. 29, and was last seen in the Dunsmuir, Calif. area. See the "Bring Hannah Home" Facebook page for more information.
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.
Christmas Ball: Enjoy a mix of ballroom, Latin and swing dancing with a Christmas theme from 8:30 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, at the Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. The cost is $8 or $6 for youth or people coming after 8:30 p.m. Dress is semi-formal for the Christmas Ball. A dance lesson will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call 541-826-8000 or see www.evergreenballroom.com. There will be no dance on Friday, Dec. 26.