Get Up & Go: Wednesday, Jan. 28
Wednesday, Jan. 28
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, also starring 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.
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.
Thursday, Jan. 29
Choose the Right Computer: Is it time for a new computer? Do you have more questions than answers? A Need2Know technology presentation, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Jacksonville library, 340 W. C St., will talk about choosing the right personal computer or tablet. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.
All Business: The 12th annual Southern Oregon Business Conference will run from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Inn at the Commons, 200 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. The theme is "High Tech — Southern Oregon's Edge." Keynote speaker Minoli Ratnatuga of the Milken Institute will be keynote speaker, and the event will include a distinguished panel of local high-tech guest speakers. Call 541-773-8946.
Wine Reception and Fundraiser: A fundraiser for the local RSVP and Foster Grandparent Program will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in Suite 303 of the One West Main building in Medford. The event includes a gift auction, wine tastings, gourmet appetizers and more. Community Volunteer Network, which manages the volunteer programs, and its sponsor, Pacific Retirement Services, will host the event. Tickets cost $30 per person or $50 per couple. To order, call 541-857-7784.
Closing Art Reception: A closing reception and performance for Southern Oregon University student artists Olivia Merkle-Lawler and Rebecca Gabrielle Hanley's exhibit, titled "I'm a teaser. That's my talent," will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Retzlaff Gallery at SOU, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The multimedia installation includes photography, ceramics and found objects. Call 541-552-6387 or see www.sou.edu/art/galleries.
GMO Presentation: Our Family Farms Coalition and Thrive will present "Farming in a GMO-Free County — Our Next Steps" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Presenters will include farmers Chris Hardy, Jared Watters and Elise Higley; seed grower Don Tipping, and scientist Ray Seidler. Call 541-690-8053 or see www.ourfamilyfarmscoalition.org/jan29th
Author Talk: Robert Heilman will discuss his book "Overstory: Zero: Real Life in Timber Country" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Drawing on his lifetime of manual labor, Heilman portrays the working-class life of loggers, miners, roofers, mill workers and tree planters in rural Oregon. This revised and expanded collection of his award-winning essays examines the complex relationships between work, nature, community and family. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
William Stafford Birthday Reading: Celebrate the work of poet William Stafford by listening to cello music, hearing poems read by six Rogue Valley Poets and reading your own favorite Stafford poems at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in the Meese Room at Hannon Library on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Free parking will be available in the spaces behind the library. Call 541-552-6816.
Ed Dunsavage Trio: Jazz guitarist Ed Dunsavage, acoustic bassist Joe Cohoon and drummer Gary Hirsh will perform standards from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.
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.
Wild Honey: Singers Megan Danforth, Peia Luzzi and Cyrise Beatty Schachter will present Appalachian folk songs, Bulgarian wedding ballads and Welsh lullabies at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is $10 to $15. See www.paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
Bill Frisell: Guitarist Bill Frisell and his band — steel guitarist Greg Leisz, bassist Tony Scherr and drummer Kenny Wollesen — will perform rock and country mixed with jazz and blues from his 2014 album "Guitar in the Space Age" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. A full bar and food will be available. Tickets cost $25 in advance and can be purchased online at www.liveatthearmory.com. Tickets will cost $30, $25 for students, the day of the show.