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Get Up & Go: Jan. 9

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.

Letter Writing Week: Keep the idea of handwritten letters from fading into the past by visiting a letter-writing pavilion through Friday, Jan. 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. Enjoy mail carrier story time from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12. Watch a movie about a touching and humorous correspondence spanning two decades and two continents from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15. Call 541-664-3228 or see www.jcls.org for information.

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.

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.

Free Computer Class: A series of computer classes runs from 2 to 4 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 9 through 30, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Topics will include word processing, photo editing, and managing computer files. The classes will include time for review and practice. Call 541-774-8679.

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. Call 541-899-6825.

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.

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.

Tailgate Square Dance Party: Lantz's Dantzers will hold a tailgate party and chili cook off starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite chili to compete in the cook off, and are encouraged to wear square dance attire. Cost is a requested $5 donation per person. Call 541-772-1431 or see www.lantzsdantzers.com.

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.

Saturday, Jan. 10

German Cars and Coffee: German car owners and enthusiasts can meet to chat about their cars and kick tires from 7 to 9 a.m. the second Saturday of every month in the parking lot of Bear Creek Bicycle, adjacent to the Human Bean at 1988 Highway 99 North, Ashland. Email contact@snikwahmotorwerks.com or call 541-227-1758.

Winter Bird Watching: Northwest Nature Shop and expert birder Terence Philippe will host a guided bird walk from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Ashland Pond near Nevada Street. Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Philippe will identify birds in the habitat, and point out river otters. The event is free. To reserve a spot call 541-482-3241.

Pancake Breakfast: An all-you-can-eat breakfast of sourdough pancakes, scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage and biscuits with sausage gravy will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of every month at Odd Fellows Hall, 175 W. Oregon St., Jacksonville. The breakfast costs $7, $4 for children 11 and younger. Call 541-899-7492.

4-H Open House: The Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center will hold an open house event about 4-H programs from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 10, at 569 Hanley Road, Central Point. The program will highlight 4-H's non-animal projects that may appeal to youth that don't live out in the country, and will feature project displays, leadership and scholarship opportunities. Call 541-776-7371 or email kimberly.skomerz@oregonstate.edu.

Pancake Breakfast: An all-you-can-eat breakfast of sourdough pancakes, scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage and biscuits with sausage gravy will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of every month at Odd Fellows Hall, 175 W. Oregon St., Jacksonville. The breakfast costs $7, $4 for children 11 and younger. Call 541-899-7492.

A Taste of the Body's Way: Physical therapist and Nia trainer Rachael R. Resch will host the workshop "A Taste of the Body's Way: The Atom — Center of All Centers" From 8 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at The DanceSpace, 280 E. Hersey St., No. 10, Ashland. The workshop includes movement exercises, music, NASA visuals and mystical poetry. Cost is $25. Call 541-488-1192 or email nia-ashland@jeffnet.org.

Kids Day: Children can explore the worlds of archaeology and earth sciences at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of every month at the Crater Rock Museum, 2002 Scenic Ave., Central Point. Free for children, $5 for adults and $3 for seniors. Call 541-664-6081.

Willamette Writers: Author, editor and book designer Ray Rhamey will present "Three Keys to Compelling Storytelling" from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 10, at Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third St. Additionally, author, editor and publisher Molly Best Tinsley will lead an afternoon workshop called "Strengthen Your Narrative" from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the presentation is $10. The workshop costs $35. Preregister by sending an email to soww77@gmail.com.  For more information, see www.willamettewriters.com/southernoregon.

Learn to Play Bridge: The Dan Voorhies Bridge Center will offer a Duplicate Bridge Seminar from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at 4149 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. All skill levels are welcome to attend, and participants needn't bring a partner. Cost is $7, and more sessions are planned to follow. Call 541-261-6321.

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.

Legos in the Libraries: Learn Lego building skills with volunteer Helga Motley from 12:30 to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-8678 or see www.jcls.org. 

Rogue Valley Leather Guild: Share and learn leather tooling, figure carving, hand sewing and other aspects of leather crafting from 1 to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of every month at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St. Beginners of all ages are welcome at this free meeting. Call 541-826-3177.

Craft Activity: Decorate jars by wrapping them in yarn from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Yarn, tape and jars will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own. Call 541-535-7090 or see www.jcls.org.

Teen Writing Group: The teen writing group Writer's Empire will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-6413 or see www.jcls.org.

Rogue Rage Duo: The duo featuring Harpo DeRoma will play rock and blues from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at 2Hawk Winery, 2335 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-779-9463 or see www.2hawkwinery.com.

Jeff Kloetzel: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will play an acoustic mix of folk, rock and soul from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.

Lace Walker: The guitarist, bassist and sax player will play rock, blues and R&B favorites from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-9120 or www.southstagecellars.com.

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. 

Star Promenaders: The club hosts a mainstream square dance with pre-rounds at 7:30 p.m. and squares at 8 p.m., on the second Saturday of every month at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is by a donation of $4. Square-dance attire appreciated. Bring finger foods to share. Call 541-855-7884.