Get Up & Go: Wednesday, Jan. 14
Wednesday, Jan. 14
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.
Learn Genealogy Software: The Jackson County Genealogy Library offers a free workshop for Family Tree Maker software for Mac from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 3405 S. Pacific Highway. Participants are encouraged to register in advance. Call 541-512-2340 or email email@example.com.
Free Computer Class: A series of computer classes runs from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Jan. 14 through Feb. 4, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Topics will include word processing, photo editing and managing computer files. The classes will include time for review and practice. Call 541-774-8679.
Public Meeting: The city of Ashland Wildfire Mitigation Commission will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Ashland Fire Station No. 1, 455 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-488-5587.
Free Movie: The 2014 film "Divergent," rated PG-13, will be screened at noon Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Refreshments will be provided. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.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. 14, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Marlene Dietrich Film: The Talent library will show the 1931 film "Dishonored," not rated, from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 101 Home St., Talent. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. Call 541-864-8850 or see www.jcls.org.
Writers Workshop for Kids: Stories Alive will offer free writer's workshops for elementary 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.
Book Event: Rico Valentino will autograph copies of his new authorized biography "Signing for Shooters, Heels and Heroes: The Life and Times of Rico Valentino" by C.W. Smith and Damian Mann from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Historic Butte Creek Mill, 402 N. Royal Ave., Eagle Point. Valentino worked as a pro wrestler and worked undercover for the FBI to infiltrate the Aryan Nation hate group. Wine from Cliff Creek and hors d'oeuvres from the Butcher Shop will be served. Call 541-944-3911.
Learn to Ice Skate: Drop-in ice skating lessons are offered for children and adults from 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Feb. 25 at the Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink, 95 Winburn Way. Recreational skate admission rates apply, but skate rental is included with the lesson. Cost is free for children younger than 5, $3.50 for ages 6 through 13, and $4 for 14 and older. Preregistration is not required. Call 541-488-5340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rogue Writers: Published and unpublished fiction writers can meet to discuss their projects and the publishing business at 5:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at Applebee’s, 1388 Biddle Road, Medford. Call 541-826-4151.
American Legion Meeting: The American Legion will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at 100 E. Jackson St., Medford. Nonmembers with active duty experience are encouraged to attend. Call 541-973-2170.
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. Call 541-482-9701.
Women's Wellness Workshop: Radiance Wellness will host a free Women's Wellness workshop from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, in the Guanajuato Room of the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Topics covered will include 10 tips to reduce sugar cravings, and tools to improve mood, mind and waistline. Call 541-604-8644 or see www.realradiance.com.
Thursday, Jan. 15
Eat and Learn: As part of its "Lunch, Learn & Launch" presentation series, the Southern Oregon University Small Business Development Center will host Jane Picknell with a presentation about the business benefits of SOU student internships, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Picknell is the coordinator for the SOU Business Internship program, and will cover ways the program is beneficial to both students and businesses. Preregistration is required. Call 541-552-8300 or register online at www.sou.edu/sbdc.
Antarctica Presentations: Antarctica explorer Dave Baker will use imagery and videos to bring the icy continent to life from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, and Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St., and from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, and Monday, Jan. 26, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. The first presentation includes ice sheets, icebergs and penguins. The second covers amazing scientific discoveries taking place at the South Pole. Call 541-826-3313 or see www.jcls.org.
Emergency Preparedness Training: City of Medford Emergency Management will hold a free emergency preparedness training beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Medford Fire-Rescue Station 6, 200 S. Ivy St. The training will span four evenings and two Saturdays, with classroom portions covering topics such as emergency preparedness, disaster first-aid, light search and rescue and use of fire extinguishers. Call 541-774-2090 or email email@example.com.
Central Point MLK Celebration: Central Point will hold its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Crater Performing Arts Center, 655 N. Third St. The keynote speaker will be Claudia Alick of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and performances by Rogue Valley Peace Choir, Precision Cheer and School District 6 students will be included. Call 541-494-6348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amateur Radio Class: A six-week amateur radio license class for the entry-level technician license will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 15 at the Mercy Flights conference room, 2020 Milligan Way, Medford. The license examination will be scheduled following the final class session. Participants should obtain a copy of the ARRL Technician License manual. To register call 541-665-2032 or email email@example.com.
Tap House Talks: Southern Oregon University associate professor of digital art David Bithell will present "Crossing Wires: Art Science and Technology in the Digital Age" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Howiee's on Front, 16 N. Front St., Medford. The talk first in a three-part monthly series exploring the impact on digital technology occurring third Thursdays through March 19. See www.scienceworksmuseum.org.
NPSO Program: The Siskiyou Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon will hold a free program celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Southern Oregon University Cascade Science Building, Room 114. Guest speaker Bridget Callahan will highlight botanicals of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, and current campaigns to expand wilderness protections in Oregon. The event is free. Call 541-941-3744.
Play Preview: A preview of Camelot Theatre's production of "Spotlight on Roy Orbison" will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at 101 Talent Ave., Talent. The performance, directed by Presila Quinby, will include vocals and rhythm guitar by Erik Connolly, and backup vocals and narration by Marlena Gray and Kathleen Marrs. Arrangements will include "Oh, Pretty Woman," "Crying," "Only the Lonely" and "It's Over." Tickets for the preview performance cost $20. See www.camelottheatre.org or call 541-535-5250.
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.