Calendar: Sunday, March 8
Sunday, March 8
Spiritual Service: Eckankar will offer a Community HU event at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Following at 11 a.m. be a worship service titled "What is Life Teaching Me Now?" Call 541-708-0584.
Jane Austen Society: Discuss Oliver Goldsmith's play, novel and Austen's margin notes in his "History of England" at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Tea will be served. Call 541-482-3262.
Playground Revitalization Open House: The Jacksonville/Applegate Valley Ford Institute Leadership Cohort will give a presentation from 2 to 4 p.m. on plans for playscape enhancement at Cantrall-Buckley County Park at Applegate River Lodge, 15100 Highway 238.
Japanese Movies: The Japanese Association of Southern Oregon will show the animated film "My Neighbor Totoro," rated G, at 12:45 p.m. and "Departures," rated PG-13, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in the Meese Auditorium at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Admission is free, and donations to help the children of Fukushima will be accepted. See ja-so311.org.
International Women's Day Event: The Ashland branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom will observe International Women's Day from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Ashland First Congregational United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd. Winners of the organization's essay contest will read their pieces. Call 541-488-9286.
Monday, March 9
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.
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. 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 jcls.org.
Family Movie: The 2014 animated film "Birds of Paradise," rated PG, will be shown from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Snacks will be served. Call 541-535-7090 or see jcls.org.
Family Film: The 2014 Disney film "Big Hero 6," rated PG, will be shown from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Library Game Night: The Medford library and Rogue Community College will host a game night from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, in the Adams room of the library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. A selection of board games will be provided, but participants are encouraged their own. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Poetry Reading: Read and discuss your favorite poems from 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 9 and March 9, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Refreshments will be served. Call 541-535-7090 or see jcls.org.
Spanish/English Conversation: English-speakers learning Spanish and Spanish-speakers learning English can attend a free conversation hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Participants speak Spanish for half of the hour, and English for the second half. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Hip Hop Poetry Open Mic: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will hold a free Hip Hop Poetry Open Mic event from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 9, at the Black Swan, 15 S. Pioneer St. The SOU Performance Poetry Team will be the featured artist at the event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and space is limited. See osfashland.org.
Tuesday, March 10
Rogue Valley Handweavers Guild: Beginners and experienced weavers can meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at First Presbyterian Church, 456 W. Pine St., Central Point. February's program will cover summer and winter weaving. Bring a bag lunch. Some refreshments will be provided. Call 541-779-2912.
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.
Wii at the Library: An instructor will be on hand to help people of all ages play social Nintendo Wii games from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
Special Needs Art Class: A hands-on art course for youth with special needs will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St. The class is free, but registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-482-2772.
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 jcls.org.
Book Chat: A book chat group will discuss "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Parents of Transgender Support Group: A support group for parents, family members and allies of children and youth who don't fit into gender norms runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays in Ashland. Email email@example.com for information and location.
Vegetarian Cooking Class: Kumud Gokani will hold vegetarian Indian cooking classes from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, March 3-24, at her home, 47 Garfield St., Ashland. Cost is $30 per class, and includes recipe printouts and a full meal. Call 541-488-0575 or see www.cookingwithkumud.com.
Cribbage Tournament: Compete at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 2640 E. Barnett Road, Medford. Admission to the tournament costs $4.50. Call 541-773-2898.
Public Meeting: The Ashland Planning Commission will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at the Ashland Civic Center, 1175 E. Main St. Call 541-552-2064.
Toastmasters Meeting: The University Toastmasters meets to improve public speaking and leadership skills from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd.
North American Rock Garden Society: The Siskiyou Chapter meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month in Lidgate Hall, located behind the United Congregational Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. See siskiyousummits.weebly.com.