Get Up & Go: Tuesday, Feb. 17
Tuesday, Feb. 17
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: A 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. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.
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.
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.
Brothers Gow: The San Diego visual rock/funk/reggae band will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at The Lounge South, 66 N. Pioneer St., Ashland. Call 541-499-9651 or see www.brothersgow.com.
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
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 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.
Roman History: Lecturer Ean Roby will present "The Tetrarchy and Constantine," the first in a three-part Roman history lecture series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. Call 541-774-8679.
Classic 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 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: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will play an acoustic mix of folk, rock and soul from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 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 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 email@example.com, 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.
OLCC Marijuana Listening Session: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will hold a forum to hear community concerns and questions regarding the implementation of Oregon's recreational marijuana law from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the Rogue River Room of Stevenson Union at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. See marijuana.oregon.gov.
Thursday, Feb. 19
Luncheon discussion: Foundations for Recovery will hold its monthly 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 about long-term effects of nitrous oxide. The event is free. To RSVP call 541-245-4673.
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.
Native Plant Society: Southern Oregon University professor John Roden will present "Fog Water Utilization by Coast Redwood Trees, and the Implication for Climate Reconstruction" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in room 114 of the Cascade Science Building at SOU, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. Refreshments served at 6:45. Call 541-941-3744.
Orthotics Presentation: Spectrom Orthotics & Prosthetics will showcase the latest advances in upper and lower limb devices in a presentation geared toward those with limb loss or other mobility issues at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Rogue Valley Country Club, 2660 Hillcrest Road, Medford. For registration info, call 541-955-9678.
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.