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Get Up & Go: Jan. 7

Wednesday, Jan. 7

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Download Library Materials: The Medford library will demonstrate how to download e-books and other electronic library materials onto tablets and e-readers from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.

Writers Workshop for Kids: 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.

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.

Bingo: Bingo is offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Louie's Restaurant and Bar, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Winners eat free, and games are free to play. Join friends, family, kids of all ages for an easy, relaxed hour of fun and laughs. Call 541-482-9701.

Public Meeting: The Ashland Historic Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at the Siskiyou Room at the Community Development and Engineering Services Building, 51 Winburn Way, Ashland. Call 541-552-2064 or see www.ashland.or.us.

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 shannonrio@aol.com.

Learn to Play Bridge: A seven-part series of bridge classes begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Jan. 7 at the Voorhies Bridge Center, 4149 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Each session lasts about two hours, and no experience is necessary. Cost for the series is $49. Call 541-776-1060.

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.

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.

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.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Letter Writing Week: Keep the idea of handwritten letters from fading into the past by visiting a letter-writing pavilion Thursday through Friday, Jan. 8-16, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Cards, stationery, paper, pens, pencils, envelopes, and stamps will be provided. Create a handwritten letter to mail to someone special. Call 541-664-3228 or see www.jcls.org for information. 

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.

Learn Excel: The Ashland library will offer a series of three free computer classes about Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 8 through 22, at 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Attendees should be familiar with Microsoft Windows, and reservations are required. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.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.

Introductory Computer Class: A free computer class series runs from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 8 through 29, at the Jacksonville library, 340 W. C St. Topics covered will include using the mouse and keyboard, navigating the Internet, and electronic mail. Reservations are encouraged. Call 541-774-8679.

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.

Jeff Stanley: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will play original folk and rock from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com. 

Public Meeting: The Ashland Tree Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Siskiyou Room of the Community Development and Engineering Services building at 51 Winburn Way.  Call 541-552-2064 or see www.ashland.or.us.

Board Game Night: Funagain Games offers the opportunity to try new board games from 6 to 11 p.m. Thursdays at their location in the Ashland Shopping Center, 1660 Ashland St., Ashland. Call 541-482-1939.

Public Meeting: The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest will hold a public comment open house about the Ashland Trails Project from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Contact Recreation Staff Officer Brian Long at 541-899-3815 or email bplong@fs.fed.us.

Author Event: Jonathan Goldman will speak about his book "Gift of the Body: A Multi-Dimensional Guide to Energy Anatomy, Grounded Spirituality and Living Through the Heart" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. The reading is free. Call 541-488-0029.

Stamp Club: The Southern Oregon Philatelic Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the library at St. Mary's High School, 816 Black Oak Drive, Medford. The upcoming meeting will include a presentation about Wallowa County's postal history. All ages are welcome to attend. Call 541-770-1689.

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.