Get Up & Go: Dec. 31
Wednesday, Dec. 31
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 First Presbyterian Church, 425 Middle St., Jacksonville. 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.
'Maleficent': The Central Point library will show the 2014 Disney film "Maleficent," rated PG, at 116 S. Third St., Central Point. Call 541-664-3228 or see www.jcls.org.
'Planes': The Medford library will show the 2014 Disney film "Planes," rated PG, from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, at 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. Attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch, and refreshments will be served. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.
'Frozen': The Ashland library will show the 2013 Disney film "Frozen," rated PG, from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, at 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Events will include a New Year's Eve countdown and crafts from noon to 1, followed by the film presentation. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org.
Lord of the Rings Movie: The 2003 film "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" rated PG-13, will be shown from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. The film is the third in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Attendees are encouraged to don costumes, where they can be photographed in a costume contest with the winner to be announced after Dec. 31. Call 541-774-8685 or see www.jcls.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.
Wednesday Night Bingo: Join friends and family for a fun, relaxed hour of bingo from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Louie's Restaurant, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Free to play and winners eat free. Call 541-482-9701.
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.
The Scoot-N-Weavers: The dance club offers an advanced-level square dance Wednesdays at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. A lesson will be offered at 7 p.m., and the dance will follow. Admission is by donation. Call 541-772-8687.
New Year's Dance: Dance to music by the Pat Summers Country Dance Band from 8 p.m. to midnight Wednesday, Dec. 31, at the Rogue River Community Center Annex, 132 Broadway St. Bring refreshments to share. Admission is a $4.
Global Peace Dance: Join a joyous tradition now in its 22nd year with dances of universal peace from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, at the old Headwaters building, corner of Fourth and C Streets, Ashland. These easily learned dances and songs are an interfaith celebration of a common divine inheritance. Sacred phrases form the hub around which the dances whirl. The Ashland Sufi Heart Circle's local event aligns with many similar circles throughout the world as people cycle into the New Year. All are welcome. A $10 to $15 donation is requested. Call 541-890-1337.
Bootleggers Ball: The second annual New Year's Eve Bootleggers Ball will include a Roaring 20s-themed party with electro-swing music, burlesque show, casino games for funny money and prizes at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Bathtub Gin Serenaders will open the show with live jazz and blues, followed by DJ Shakti Bliss and DJ Cyril Noir for the countdown to 2015. There will be a full bar. Tickets cost $25 in advance and can be purchased at Music Coop, 268 E. Main St., or online at liveatthearmory.com. Tickets will cost $30 the day of the show, $45 for VIP seats. VIP seats include a complimentary champagne toast, dinner, a gift bag and $200 in funny money. Costumes are strongly encouraged. The event is open only to ages 21 and older.
Thursday, Jan. 1
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 can attend after-school storytimes 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.
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.
Friday, Jan. 2
Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink: Enjoy ice skating daily at the ice rink, located across from Ashland's Lithia Park at 95 Winburn Way. Skate rentals are $2.50 per pair. Rink admission is $4 for adults, $3.50 for children ages five to 13 and free for kids under age five. Call 541-488-9189 or see www.ashland.or.us/IceRink for more information and the season schedule.
Paul Turnipseed Trio: Guitarist Paul Turnipseed, acoustic bass player Jeff Addicott and drummer Mike Fitch will play New Orleans-style and Latin rhythms from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.
Friday Conrad: The singer and guitarist will perform soulful songs and host spontaneous sing-alongs from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-9120 or www.southstagecellars.com.
Saturday, Jan. 3
Woodcarvers Club: The group teaches beginning and intermediate woodcarving from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. Admission costs $1. Call 541-665-3634 or 541-665-7190 or see www.centralpointwoodcarvers.com.
Scrabble: Play for free from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.
Star Promenaders: The club hosts an A-1 and A-2 dance from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the fourth Saturday of every month at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Pre-rounds are from 7:30 to 8 p.m. and plus dancing is from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Square-dance attire is appreciated. Bring finger food to share. There is a suggested donation of $4. Call 541-855-7884.
Country Dance: The Pat Summers Country Dance Band performs for dancing at 7 p.m. Saturdays at the Rogue River Community Center annex, 136 Broadway St., Rogue River. The cost is $4. Call 541-951-5508.
Holly Theatre Tours: Take a one-hour tour between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, to see the ongoing restoration of the historic Holly Theatre, 226 W. Sixth St., Medford. The free tours depart every half-hour. Call 541-772-3797.
Jefferson State Choral Coalition: The American jazz and popular music ensemble, directed by Kirby Shaw, will present "Reason for the Season" at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Look for such songs as "Let There Be Peace on Earth," "Baby, It's Cold Outside," "Go Tell It on the Mountain," "Carol of the Bells," "Shining Star," "Higher Love" and more. Tickets cost $10, $5 for students and children, and can be purchased at the SOU Performing Arts box office in the Theatre Arts Building, Paddington Station at 125 E. Main St., or online at jeffersonstatechoralcoalition.com.
David Pinsky & Phil Newton: Guitarist David Pinsky and harmonica player Phil Newton will play Chicago-style original blues from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.
Pete Herzog & Snakefat: The steel-string guitarist and his group will play music from their new CD from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at 2Hawk Winery, 2335 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-779-9463 or see www.2hawkwinery.com.
TJ Elton: The singer and multi-instrumentalist will play soul, standards and R&B from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-9120 or www.southstagecellars.com.
Jefferson Baroque Orchestra and Chorus: The ensemble, directed by Margaret Gries, will present "The Turning of the Year," a program including compositions by English composer Brian Collins, songs from Basque folklore, arrangements of German Christmas carols and English ballads, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at Newman United Methodist Church, 132 N.E. B St., Grants Pass, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Tickets cost $18, $5 for students, and will be available at the door or by calling 541-683-6648.