Get Up & Go: Jan. 7
Thursday, Jan. 8
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.
Senior Aces Computer Club: Computer questions will be addressed from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the annex building at Medford First Church of the Nazarene, 1974 E. McAndrews Road, Medford. Attendees are welcome to bring their laptop for hands-on help. See www.senioraces.org.
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.
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.
Friday, Jan. 9
Winter Reads Program: Get motivated to read more this winter during the Jackson County Library Services' Winter Reads program running through Feb. 15 at branch libraries. Adults can drop by branches to pick up reading logs, then read books or listen to audiobooks. People who return their filled-in reading logs are entered into drawings to win gently used books, book bucks for Friends of the Library book sales and a $50 restaurant gift certificate. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Preschool Puppet Theatre: Gather around to see what Brenda Bear and friends are up to from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. the second Friday of every month at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Cost is $6. A brief lesson will be followed by the puppet show and play time. A snack and related craft or activity will follow. No late seating will be available, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required a day in advance. Call 541-488-6606 or see www.northmountainpark.org.
Book Signing Party: Former NBC cameraman Erick Lieder will be available to autograph copies of his book, "We've Had a Hell of a Ride!" from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at Pioneer Village, 805 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. Lieder's book shares his memories of race cars, adventure, hard knocks and laughter. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Admission is a $5 donation to benefit Alzheimer's Association. Please RVSP by calling 541-899-6825 before Thursday, Jan. 8.
Savanna: Singer and guitarist Liz Jones and singer and percussionist Anna Christensen will play folk and country from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.
Bob Haworth: The singer, songwriter and guitarist of The Brothers Four and The Kingston Trio fame will play original and cover songs from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-9120 or www.southstagecellars.com.
Side Pocket: Blues trio Leonard Griffie, Billy Rock Smith and Mark Cunningham will play blues and soul from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at 2Hawk Winery, 2335 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-779-9463 or see www.2hawkwinery.com.
Peter Janson and Steve Davison: American guitar masters, the duo will perform Celtic, Americana, roots and blues at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at Imperial Event Center, 40 N. Front St., Medford. Tickets cost $15 in advance and can be purchased by calling 541-779-2042. Tickets will cost $20 at the door. See www.imperialeventcenter.com for information.541-779-2042.
Square Dance: Lantz’s Dantzers hosts round dancing at 7:30 p.m. and plus-level/A-1 dancing at 8 p.m. the second Friday of every month at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission costs $5. Call 541-772-1431.
Tesla Quartet: Chamber Music Concerts will present the Tesla Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Winners of national and international music competitions, the quartet will perform Matthew Bowne’s "Great Danger, Keep Out," Erberk Eryilmaz’s Miniatures Set No. 4, Bela Bartok’s String Quartet No. 6, and Antonin Dvorak’s String Quartet. Saturday’s performance includes Franz Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet, Felix Mendelssohn’s String Quartet, Linus Köhring’s "7 Aphorismen," and Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet. Tickets cost $30 or $35, $5 for students and Oregon Trail Card holders. Sunday's tickets cost only $20 for ages 19 through 35. Tickets are available online at chambermusicconcerts.org or by calling 541-552-6154 or 541-552-6348.
American Guitar Masters: Acoustic guitarists Larry Pattis of Eugene, Peter Janson of Boston and Steve Davison of Little Rock, Ark., will perform Celtic, Americana, roots and blues at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at Imperial Event Center, 40 N. Front St. Medford. Tickets cost $15 in advance and can be purchased by calling 541-779-2042. Tickets will cost $20 at the door. See www.imperialeventcenter.com for information.
Tango Fusion Dance Party: Tango dancing is held from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. on the second Friday of every month at Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. A lesson will be available at 7:30 p.m.. Admission costs $6 for the dance only and $8 for the lesson and dance. Call 541-826-8000 or see www.evergreenballroom.com.