Get Up & Go: Tuesday, Jan. 27
Tuesday, Jan. 27
Brain Books Discussion Group: Participate in a lively discussion of "How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed" by Ray Kurzweil from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The book is said to include some poorly founded speculation, which participants will seek to identify while exploring the book's ideas and insights about how the field of artificial intelligence relates to the brain. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Social Benefit Dance Club: Dance to standards performed by keyboard and horn player Dave Flick from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Call 541-664-6642.
Spanish-English Conversation Group: An Spanish-English Conversation Group meets from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Some are learning English and some are learning Spanish. Chat about interesting ideas and help each other learn new words. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.
Penguin TED Talk: As part of the library's celebration of Penguin Month, the Medford library will show a TED Talks online video about penguins from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, in the Adams Room of the library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.
SOCAN Meeting: Southern Oregon Climate Action Now will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Kevin Downing will lead a discussion of the potential benefits and risks associated with solar radiation management and carbon dioxide removal. The regular SOCAN meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m. See www.socan.info.
Alan Berman Trio: The trio will perform swing and Latin music for dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Imperial Event Center, 40 N. Front St., Medford. A full bar and food will be available. Admission is $10. See www.imperialeventcenter.com or call 541-779-2042.
Calligraphers' Guild: Discuss and display the art and design of Valentines at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Talent library, 101 Home St., Talent. Call 541-858-7048.
Wednesday, Jan. 28
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 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Thursdays at the First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, 425 Middle 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.
Free Movie: The 2014 film "Guardians of the Galaxy," rated PG-13, will be screened at noon Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Refreshments will be provided. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.
Free Film: The Ashland library will show the 2014 film "The Good Lie," rated PG-13, from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The film is based on the true story of Sudanese refugees who are given the chance to resettle in America, and their life-changing encounter with an employment agency counselor. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Marlene Dietrich Film: The Talent library will show the 1932 film "Blonde Venus," not rated, from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 101 Home St., Talent. The film, starring Marlene Dietrich and Cary Grant, tells the story of a woman who performs "Hot Voodoo" in a shady nightclub to support her young son. 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 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.
Siskiyou Sleuths Book Group: Join a discussion of interesting mysteries from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The reading selection for Jan. 28 is "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn. The Feb. 25 selection is "Shutter Island" by Dennis Lehane and the March 25 selection is "Get Shorty" by Elmore Leonard. Call 541-774-6996 or www.jcls.org.
Nature Presentation: Dave Baker will present a lecture and show photographs about penguins from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the Large Community Meeting Room of the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Don't miss this chance to learn about these funny, interesting and curious birds from someone who has photographed and observed them in their Antarctic home. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.
Bob Haworth: The singer, songwriter and guitarist of The Brothers Four and The Kingston Trio fame will perform from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.
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 email@example.com.
Jef Ramsey: Guitar and mandolin player Jeff Ramsey will play jazz standards, blues and vintage country from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. See www.paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
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.
Jeff Kloetzel: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will play an acoustic mix of rock, pop, folk and soul — along with originals from his new CD "Long Time Coming" — from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-9120 or www.southstagecellars.com.
The Scoot-N-Weavers: The dance club offers an advanced-level square dance Wednesdays at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. A lesson will be offered at 7 p.m., and the dance will follow. Admission is by donation. Call 541-772-8687.