Get Up & Go: Monday, Feb. 16
Monday, Feb. 16
Tai Chi: Ashland Senior Center offers a beginning/intermediate tai chi class from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. Mondays at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Cost is sliding scale $3 to $4 per class. Call 541-552-0698.
Artists Workshop: The group of regional painters invites others to join in painting and drawing sessions and critiques at 10 a.m. Mondays. Call 541-324-7624 for location.
Needlers’ Group: Bring your needle-craft supplies and enjoy embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, knitting, crocheting and more from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Call 541-864-8850 or see www.jcls.org.
Toddlerobics: Children 2 and older can exercise their minds, bodies and spirits during Toddlerobics: Movement, Music and Me! from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays in the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Simple exercises include the crab walk, bear crawl and jumping jacks. Children will also sing and dance to songs while playing musical games. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.
Senior Party Bridge: The Ashland Community Center offers senior party bridge at 1 p.m. second and fourth Mondays at 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Call 541-482-8249.
Southern Oregon Miniaturists: The group meets from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St. Call 541-664-6119.
Kids Crochet: Children 8 to 12 can crochet with their parents while a classic children's novel is read aloud from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. Participants can bring their own crochet project, or work from supplies provided. Call 541-855-1994.
Spanish/English Conversation: English-speakers learning Spanish and Spanish-speakers learning English can attend a conversation hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Participants speak Spanish for half the hour, and English for the second half. Stories and exercises help conversation flow. The event is free and no registration is necessary. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 17
Books@4: Discuss your favorite books and find new titles to read 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.
Southern Oregon Jazz Orchestra: The 15-piece orchestra will play a mix of swing, Latin and arrangements of songs from the big-band era for dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Imperial Events Center, 40 N. Front St., Medford. Call 541-499-8855 or 541-779-2042 for information.
Wednesday, Feb. 18
Free Family Movies: Watch "Despicable Me 2," rated PG, from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 18, in the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. The movie and popcorn are free. Call 541-664-3228 or see www.jcls.org.
Movie Comedy: Claudette Colbert and Joel McCrea star in the 1942 film "The Palm Beach Story," not rated, from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.
Jef Ramsey: Guitar and mandolin player Jef Ramsey will play jazz standards, blues and vintage country from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. See www.paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
Jeff Stanley: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will play his original rock, folk and soul from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.
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.
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of folk, rock and soul from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-9120 or www.southstagecellars.com.
Taylor Eigsti: The pianist and composer will play selections of his original jazz at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Artistic Piano Gallery, 1390 Biddle Road, No. 7, Medford. The concert kicks off the 2015 Siskiyou Music Project series. Tickets can be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, online at siskiyoumusicproject.com or by calling 541-488-3869.
Toastmasters Meeting: Southern Oregon Toastmasters Club 5840 meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Members develop their public speaking skills through prepared presentations and impromptu exercises. Call 541-864-9612 or see www.5840.toastmastersclubs.org.
Thursday, Feb. 19
Foundations for Recovery Luncheon: Foundations for Recovery will hold its monthly "Illumination" luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Bobbio's Pizza, 2105 Roberts Road, Medford. Guest speaker Leo Hull will present a parent's perspective, the group's executive director will speak about the legalization of marijuana, there will be discussion about a new drug called Kratom, and long-term effects of nitrous oxide. The event is free. To RSVP call 541-245-4673.
History of the Roman Emperors: Historian Ean Roby will discuss the history of Roman emperors from noon to 1 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.medfordfriends.org or www.jcls.org.
Book Talk: Former pro-wrestler and one-time undercover FBI agent Rico Valentino, along with former Jackson County Sheriff C.W. Smith and Mail Tribune reporter Damian Mann, will speak about Mann's biography of Valentino from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. The book, "Shooters, Heels, and Heroes," recounts Valentino's life — from his hard-knocks childhood to his time as an undercover agent helping to tear down the Aryan Nation white supremacist group. Call 541-826-3313 or see www.jcls.org.
Generation Jones: The father and son duo — Jeff Jones on guitar and Julian Jones on fiddle, along with singer Lily Baugh — will play Celtic, old-time and classic rock music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.
Tap House Talks: Southern Oregon University associate professor Katie Pittman will speak about the Big Data Revolution from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Howiee's on Front, 16 N. Front St., Medford. The talk is part of a series exploring the impact on digital technology, occurring third Thursdays through March 19. See www.scienceworksmuseum.org.
Author Talk: Local author Chris Honore will discuss his book "Out in the All of It" — about his time in Colombia directing a Head Start program — at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.