Get Up & Go: Jan. 1
Thursday, Jan. 1
Nia New Year's Event: Rachael R. Resch will facilitate the 11th annual Nia New Year dance celebration "Visioning 2015" at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, at The DanceSpace, 280 E. Hersey St., No. 10, Ashland. Cost is $12. No previous dance or movement experience is necessary. See www.rachaelresch.com or call 541-488-1192.
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.
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
Christmas Tree Pickup: The Medford-Alba Sister City Association 2015 Ambassadors will pick up Christmas trees in Jacksonville and within Medford City Limits on Jan. 3 and 4. Trees should be placed near the street and labeled Medford Alba Sister City Association. Proceeds from the tree pickup will help 29 area high school students travel to Alba, Italy in March for a three-week academic and cultural exchange. See www.medfordalba.weebly.com.
Dawn to Dusk Bird Count: Birders can participate in a dawn to dusk bird count on Saturday, Jan. 3. The count will be within a 15-mile diameter circle centered at the dam at Emigrant Lake. Birders interested in participating in the count should contact Harry Fuller at 541-488-8077. Individuals interested in doing a home feeder count should contact John Bullock at 541-488-7962.
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.
Teen Movie: The Medford teen library will show the 2014 film "Guardians of the Galaxy," rated PG-13, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. The event is free. Call 541-774-6413 or see www.jcls.org.
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.
Sunday, Jan. 4
Jane Austen Society: The Jane Austen Society of North America Southern Oregon Region will hold its annual planning meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, at the Talent library meeting room, 101 Home St. Tea will be served. Call 541-482-3262.
Northwest Bird Club: Sharon Hoscher will present a program about pet parrots during the Northwest Bird Club meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, at Table Rock Mobile Village, 2385 Table Rock Road, Medford. Holscher will bring her lovebird, a lineolated parakeet and a red winged parrot. See www.northwestbirdclub.org.
Mindfulness Meditation Class: Peaceful Refuge Sangha will hold an Essentials of Mindfulness class series from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 4 and 11, at the Gresham Room of the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The classes will include an introduction to sitting and walking meditation, and instructions on how to become mindful in a variety of everyday activities. Cost is a suggested donation of $25 per person, but no one will be turned away. Email registrar@peacefulrefugesangha or call 541-708-5170.