Get Up & Go: Thursday, Feb. 19
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.
Mah Jongg: Adults 50 and older are invited to play Mah Jongg, a tile game of Chinese origin, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave., Ashland. Free. Call 541-488-5342 or see www.ashlandseniorcenter.org.
Dominoes: Play Jamaican, Mexican train, Cuban or French dominoes games from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-535-7090 or see www.jcls.org.
Hearts and Spades: Adults 50 and older are invited to play card games from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Donations are accepted. Call 541-488-5342.
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.
Art Talks: Artists will discuss a range of topics during faculty lectures at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 19, 26, and March 5, at the Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Call 541-552-6245 or see www.sma.sou.edu.
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 of digital technology, occurring third Thursdays through March 19. See www.scienceworksmuseum.org.
Men's Barbershop: 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.
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.
'Broadway’s Next Hit Musical’: A troupe of musical improv comics with great singing voices will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. For tickets and info, see craterian.org or call 541-779-3000.
SOU Play Opening: The Performing Arts program at Southern Oregon University will present "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays at Center Stage Theatre at SOU, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. For ticket information, call 541-552-6348 or see sou.edu/performingarts.
Friday, Feb. 20
Medford Garden Club: Master Gardener Peggy Corum will talk about plant propagation at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at First Church of Christ Scientist, 100 Windsor Ave., Medford. Call 541-499-0710.
VA Benefits Seminar: Veterans and their widows can attend a free seminar from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at Suncrest Place, 300 Suncrest Road, Talent. For reservation information, call 541-512-9474.
Fabric Art Show: Meet fabric artists Brooke Nuckles Gentekos, Amy Godard Navickas and Laura Lawrence during their Third Friday art reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 20, at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main St., Medford. Call 541-770-3190.
Artist Receptions: Meet artist Rachel Barrett and view her expressive watercolor paintings of the female nude during Medford's Third Friday Art Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, in the Community Gallery at Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Call 541-772-8118 or see www.roguegallery.org.
Dan Doshier: The guitar and fiddle player will play a mix of old-time, country and folk music from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-9120 or see www.southstagecellars.com.
L.E.F.T.: The band will play rock covers and originals written by front man and guitarist Bret Levick from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See www.roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Slopes & Trails: Rogue Valley residents 21 and older are invited to meet at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at Southern Oregon Brewing Co., 1922 United Way, Medford. Slopes & Trails is a nonprofit organization that provides social and recreational activities. Call 541-734-5688 or see www.slopes.org.
Not Too Shabby Duo: Vocalist Lisa Yriarte and guitarist Pete Brown will play a mix of blues, R&B, jazz and pop music from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at 2Hawk Winery, 2335 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-779-9463 or see www.2hawkwinery.com.
Ballroom Party: Dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Fridays at Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. The cost is $8 or $6 after 8:30 p.m. Call 541-826-8000 or see www.evergreenballroom.com.
Jeff Kloetzel: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will play an acoustic mix of pop, rock and folk from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.
Groundation with Indubious: Groundation, a Northern California roots-reggae band with jazz and dub influences, will play at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. See liveatthearmory.com.