Get Up & Go: Thursday, Feb. 12
Thursday, Feb. 12
LWV Presentation: Land use advocate Greg Holmes will present "Rogue Valley Food System Network" at the League of Women Voters meeting at noon Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Holmes will speak about the network, which provides local agriculture and retail marketing. Locally sourced snacks will be served. Call 541-772-5044.
Darwin Living History Event: Biologist and lecturer Pepper Trail will portray Charles Darwin in a living-history presentation "Voyage to The Origin of Species: Reminiscences of Charles Darwin" from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Download Library Materials: Learn how to download library materials onto your tablet or e-reader from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. The introductory session will give an overview of Library2Go, along with time for questions and one-on-one assistance. Call 541-774-8679.
Senior Aces: Any and all computer questions will be addressed during the Senior Aces Computer Club meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at the small annex building at First Church of the Nazarene, 1974 E. McAndrews Road, Medford. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptop for hands-on help. Call 541-858-5116.
Computer Class: Free computer classes will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays through March 5 at the Jacksonville library, 340 W. C St. Topics will include word processing, photo editing, file management and time for review and practice. Reservations are recommended. Call 541-774-8679.
American Legion Dinner: The American Legion Auxiliary will hold an Italian dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at The American Legion, 100 E. Jackson St., Medford. Cost is $8 per person, and proceeds will benefit local veterans and their families. The event will include a raffle. Call 541-776-9085 or email email@example.com.
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, Feb. 12, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.
Shakespeare and Milton: Geoff Ridden will present "Shakespeare and Milton: How Their Peers Saw Them" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Meese Room of Hannon Library on the Southern Oregon University campus. Ridden is a Shakespeare lecturer, reviewer and author of several books and study guides on Milton and Shakespeare. The event is free. Call 541-552-6816 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Art Exhibit: Two exhibits — "Baker's Dozen" and "New Works: Schneider Museum of Art Collection 2012-2014" — will be displayed through March 14 at the Schneider Museum at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. "Baker's Dozen" features work by SOU Creative Arts faculty David Bithell, Cody Bustamante, Miles Inada, Peg Sjogren, Robin Strangfeld and visiting professors Rene Allen, Brooks Dierdorff, Summer Ventis and Ben Waterman. The artists will discuss a range of topics during lectures at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 12, 19, 26 and March 5. "New Works" showcases work by national and international artists newly represented in the museum's collection. Call 541-552-6245 or see sma.sou.edu.
JPR Event: More than 35 wineries will be represented at Jefferson Public Radio's 34th annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Ashland Springs Hotel, 212 E. Main St. Restaurants and caterers will provide culinary creations, and there will be live music by bluegrass band Eight Dollar Mountain and flamenco-style guitarists Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman. Tickets cost $60 and can be purchased at www.ijpr.org, at Ashland Food Co-op, 237 N. First St., or by calling 800-782-6191.
Talent Show: A talent show fundraiser will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at the North Medford High School Auditorium, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. Admission costs $3, and all proceeds will benefit the Jackson County Foster Parent Association. Call 541-772-2016.
Friday, Feb. 13
Internet Safety Presentation: Crime prevention specialist Ron Kohl and the Ashland Police Department will present "Understanding the Internet and Safety Tips" at 1 and 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Each of the two sessions will cover basics of how the Internet works, how to determine whether a site is secure, ways to stay secure surfing the Internet and email safety tips. To reserve a spot, call 541-482-5211.
Ashland High School Student Art Show and Sale: Students will show their work during an art show and sale from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, in the Ashland High School Mountain Theatre lobby, 201 S. Mountain Ave. Items include art cards, paintings, drawings and photography. Refreshments will be provided. Admission is free. The sale will raise money for a trip to San Francisco art museums. Call 541-482-8771 ext. 2240.
Piano Demonstration: Artistic piano will hold an open house at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at 1390 Biddle Road, No. 107, Medford. The evening will feature "Musical Moments," a group piano lesson program geared toward adult beginners. The program focuses on making music in a relaxed group setting, not obtaining a certain level of proficiency. Wine and snacks will be served. Call 541-864-9061.
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.
Square Dance: Lantz’s Dantzers hosts round dancing at 7:30 p.m. and plus-level and 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.
Ballroom Party: Dance from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Fridays at the Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Dance instruction starts at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $8, or $6 after 8:30 p.m. Call 541-826-8000 or see www.evergreenballroom.com.
'SAXsational!': Sax player Rob Verdi and the North Medford High School Band will pay tribute to famed jazz artists at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at the high school, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive. The program will include a look at some of the most unusual saxophones ever manufactured. Tickets cost $50 and can be purchased online at jcconcerts.org. Call 541-734-4116 for more information.
Hugo Wolf Quartet: Chamber Music Concerts will present Vienna's Hugo Wolf Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. See www.chambermusicconcerts.org or call 541-552-6154 for ticket information.