Get Up & Go: Jan. 5
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 on 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.
Tuesday, Jan. 6
Books@Noon: Discuss favorite books, learn what others are reading and find suggestions for your reading list at noon the first Tuesday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
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.
Introductory Computer Class: A free computer class series runs from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 6 through 27, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Topics covered will include using the mouse and keyboard, navigating the Internet, and electronic mail. Reservations are encouraged. Call 541-774-8679.
Spanish/English Conversation Group: The Talent library hosts a conversation group for English-speakers learning Spanish and Spanish-speakers learning English from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.
Author Event: Historical fiction author M.J. Daspit will speak about the research she did for her novel set in the 1870s "Lucy Lied" from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.
Wii at the Library: An instructor will be on hand to help people of all ages play social Nintendo Wii games from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Call 541-664-3228 or see www.jcls.org.
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 may attend. Call 541-774-9606 or see www.southernoregonsound.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 7
Free Admission Day at ScienceWorks: The museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, hosts exhibits year-round that explore energy, anatomy, chemistry, perception, motion, engineering and more.The exhibit Toy Science opens Saturday, Nov. 22, and runs through January with game-style exhibits demonstrating physics, math and strategy. The popular exhibit Sportsology has returned to the museum and features Vertical Vault, Action Reaction Wall, Great Grip, Wheelchair Racer, Pitching Cage and Hang Time. Visitors can test their athletic abilities while learning how their bodies work. The Sportsology exhibit will run until March 1. Admission costs $9, $7 for children 2 to 12 and adults older than 65. Admission is free on the first Wednesday of every month. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday in the fall, winter and spring. Call 541-482-6767 or see www.scienceworksmuseum.org.
Windows in Time: KDRV news anchor Ron Brown will present "Oregon Trails, Part 2" as part of the "Windows in Time" history series at noon Wednesday, Jan. 7, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Marlene Dietrich Film: The Talent library will show the 1930 film "Morocco," not rated, from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 101 Home St., Talent. The film stars Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper and Adolph Menjou. The Talent library will show films starring Dietrich Wednesdays in January. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. Call 541-864-8850 or see www.jcls.org.
Children's Writer's Workshop: Stories Alive will offer free writer's workshops for elementary school age children from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays in January at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Children will craft original stories and turn them into a live production to be shown on May 17 at Southern Oregon University. Children are encouraged to attend as many workshops as possible in order to craft a complete story. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org.
After-School Storytime: Kids in kindergarten through second grade are invited to a special after-school storytime 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.
Hawk Workshop: Local hawk expert and Klamath Bird Observatory board member Dick Ashford will lead a hawk identification workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Klamath Bird Observatory headquarters, 320 Beach Street, Ashland. Following will be an all-day field trip to the Klamath Wildlife Refuge Saturday, Jan. 10. Total cost for both events is $25. Email email@example.com.
TED Talk Screening: Vitaly Geyman will lead a viewing and discussion of Professor Brian Greene's TED Talk online video lecture "Is Our Universe the Only Universe" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The video and discussion will cover ideas such as causes of the Big Bang and the possibility of other universes. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.