Get Up & Go: Tuesday, Jan. 20
Tuesday, Jan. 20
LGBT Potluck: Rogue Valley LGBT Elders and Allies will hold its monthly potluck from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, under the balcony at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. This month's meeting will include music by Fanda Bender and Walter Granger. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share, and a $2 suggested donation to cover the cost of drinks.
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.
Mystery Readers Roundtable: The book discussion group meets from 2 to 3 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-535-7098 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.
Diggin' in the Dark: The Jackson County Genealogy Library will be open from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 2405 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Volunteers will be on hand to help people use genealogy library resources. Participants are encouraged to bring their known family history, and a flash drive to save the information volunteers find. Admission is free. For registration information, call 541-512-2340 or email email@example.com.
Books@4: Discuss your favorite books and find new titles from 4 to 5 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org. Refreshments and snacks provided.
SOROA Meeting: The Southern Oregon Rental Owners Association will hold its January dinner meeting at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Twin Creeks Retirement Center, 888 Twin Creeks Crossing, Central Point. Events begin with a Tenant Screening Class at 5:15 p.m., an optional dinner event at 6:15 p.m., a free Q&A about vacancy count, and a panel program at 7 p.m. Cost for the dinner is $20 for nonmembers. To RSVP call 541-842-7676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medicare 101: Linda Clarkson of the Futurity First Insurance Group of Medford will present a "Medicare 101" workshop at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Central Point Parks and Recreation computer classroom, 155 S. Second St. The workshop will cover Medicare Part A and B, and explain options with Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplements. The workshop will also outline how prescription drug plans work, how to get help with the cost of prescription drugs, and how Medicare works with the VA. Cost is $5. To register, call 541-423-1012.
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.
Cribbage Tournament: Compete at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 2640 E. Barnett Road, Medford. Admission to the tournament costs $4.50. Call 541-773-2898.
Toastmasters Meeting: The University Toastmasters meets to improve public speaking and leadership skills from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ashland library Gresham Room, 410 Siskiyou Blvd.
Trivia Night: Tuesday Night Team Trivia runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at Louie's Restaurant, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free, and prizes will be awarded. Call 541-482-9701.
Wednesday, Jan. 21
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.
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 at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-732-0141.
Genealogy Software Workshop: Charleen Brown will present an introduction to Family Tree Maker software versions 12 and 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Cost is $20. To register, call 541-512-2340 or email email@example.com.
Author Event: Former Mail Tribune history columnist Bill Miller will discuss the writing process of his book "Eugene Ely, Daredevil Aviator" from noon to 1 p.m. in the Large Community Meeting Room of the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Light refreshments will be served. Call 541-774-8679.
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 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.
Marlene Dietrich Film: The Talent library will show the 1932 film "Shanghai Express," not rated, from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 101 Home St., Talent. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. Call 541-864-8850 or see www.jcls.org.
Penguin Video: Dave Baker will present his video "Mostly Penguins" from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Large Community Meeting Room of the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Baker spent 15 months with penguins as a member of Operation Deep Freeze I and II, and returned in 2006 and 2010 with National Geographic Expeditions to observe the four Antarctic penguins. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.
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. 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.
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.
Matthew Tavis Johnson: The keyboardist will present his solo piano originals from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-9120 or www.southstagecellars.com.