Get Up & Go: Jan. 2
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, Jan. 4
Legos in the Libraries: Learn Lego building skills with volunteer Helga Motley from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org.
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.
Monday, Jan. 5
Tai Chi: The Ashland Senior Center offers a combination beginning/intermediate tai chi class from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. Mondays at 1699 Holmes Ave., Ashland. Cost is sliding scale $3 to $4 per class. Call 541-552-0698.
Artists Workshop: The group of regional painters invites others to join in painting and drawing sessions and critiques at 10 a.m. Mondays. Call 541-324-7624 for location.
Needlers’ Group: Bring your needle-craft supplies and enjoy embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, knitting, crocheting and more from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Call 541-864-8850 or see www.jcls.org.
Kid Time!: Kids elementary-school age and younger can explore interactive exhibits and learn about the history of Oregon, construction and engineering, water systems and more at Kid Time! 106 N. Central Ave., Medford. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission costs $8, $4 for adults and free for kids younger than 1. Call 541-772-9922 or see www.kid-time.org.
Central Point Senior Singers: The group meets at 10:45 a.m. Mondays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St. Pianist needed. Call 541-664-4933.
Frank Capra Movie: The 1944 film "Arsenic and Old Lace," not rated, starring Cary Grant will be shown from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. The film tells the story of a drama critic who learns on his wedding day that his maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family. The Gold Hill library will be showing films directed by Frank Capra Mondays in January. Call 541-855-1994 or see www.jcls.org.
Line Dancing for Seniors: Line dancing is offered for adults 60 and older from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Advanced line dancing is from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the center. Admission costs $2. Call 541-488-5342.
Family Movie: The 2014 film "The Lego Movie," rated PG, will be shown from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. Fifth St. Call 541-535-7090.
Spanish/English Conversation: English-speakers learning Spanish and Spanish-speakers learning English can attend a conversation hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Participants speak Spanish for half of the hour, and English for the second half. Stories and exercises help conversation flow. The event is free and no registration is necessary. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.
Clog Dances: Dance with the Misty Mountain Cloggers at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Southern Oregon Performing Arts Center, 930 Summit Ave., Medford. Dance instruction is available. Admission costs $8. Call 541-772-1431.
Spiritual Talk: Eckankar will present a spiritual discussion "Spiritual Wisdom on Conquering Fear" at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, at the Guanajuato Room of the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-708-0584.