Ashland Calendar: Feb. 10
Saturday, Feb. 10
Pet Adoption: Southern Oregon Humane Society will host a special adoption day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Grange Co-Op, 225S. Front St., Central Point. There will be a variety of dogs looking for their forever home. Adopters will receive a pet themed gift bags and there will be chances to win prizes. All dogs will be up-to-date on routine vaccinations, de-wormed, microchipped and spayed or neutered. Adoptable dogs and cats can be viewed at sohumane.org or see SoHumane on Facebook. For more information call 541-779-3215.
Family Art Day: Kids and families can create and explore art from noon to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of every month at Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. All ages are welcome and all materials are provided. Admission is free. No preregistration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 541-772-8118 or see roguegallery.org.
Lecture: Learn about food fermentation with Kirsten Shockey, teacher and co-author of "Fermented Vegetables" and "Fiery Ferments," at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. Shockey will demonstrate the simple, safe technique for fermenting vegetables to reap maximum benefits and flavor. She will also discuss the difference between prebiotics and probiotics, and how they affect your digestive system. Call 541-855-1994 or see jcls.org.
Siskiyou Film Festival: KS Wild will present its 16th annual Siskiyou Film Festival from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Grants Pass High School Preforming Arts center, 830 N.E. Ninth St. The Siskiyou Film Fest focuses on the activism, science and history of the environmental movement and features award-winning films about people creating real world solutions to today's challenges on a local, regional and global scale. This year's feature film will be "A River’s Last Chance," chronicling the history of the Eel River in Northern California. Doors open at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are $15, $10 for seniors and students, and can be purchased at siskiyoufilmfest.org or Oregon Books and Games, 150 N.E. E St., Grants Pass. Tickets will be $20, $15 for seniors and students, at the door. Food prepared from locally sourced ingredients by Chef Kristen will be available. Also look for booths showcasing more than 20 local orginizations.
Nic Temple: Pianist Nic Temple will perform works by Nikolai Medtner, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin and Sergei Rachmaninoff at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, corner of Fifth Street and Oakdale Avenue, Medford. Temple studied under Alexander Tutunov at Southern Oregon University. Also a composer, his works have been premiered by the Southern Oregon chapter of the National Association of Composers/USA. Admission is free.
Sunday, Feb. 11
Ice Skating: The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink will be open every day through Feb. 19. Skate rentals, snacks and hot drinks are available. Call 541-488-9189 or see ashland.or.us/IceRink for schedule and admission information.
Poetry Reading: Jackson County Library Services presents an afternoon of poetry from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 at the Applegate library, 18485 N. Applegate Road. The program will feature original poems about love by Applegate poets Paul Tipton, Beate Foit, Christin Weber, NiAodagain, Diana Coogle and Joan Peterson. Refreshments will be provided. See jcls.org or call 541-846-7346.
Peace Choirs: Five peace choirs from Oregon and Northern California will present "One Voice" from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. The program will feature messages of peace, hope, social justice, equity and environmental stewardship presented by Rogue Valley Peace Choir, Emandal Chorale, Portland Peace Choir, Eugene Peace Choir and In Accord Community Choir. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Call 541-531-6121 or see roguevalleypeacechoir.org.
Valentine's Day Concert: Celebrate Valentine's Day with guitarist Wenjun Qi and flutist Lisa Nichols when the classical duo plays "Carmen Fantasy" by Francois Borne, Milonga No. 5 by Fernando Carlos Tavolaro, and Italian love songs from various operas at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at the United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is $15. Call 541-488-5577 for information.
Savanna: Rhythm guitarist Liz Jones, percussionist Anna Christensen and stand-up bassist Bob Rawlings will perform a mix of country, rock, folk and two- and three-part harmonies from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.
Jazz Vespers: Guitarist Paul Turnipseed, drummer Mike Fitch and bassist Jeff Addicott will perform a mix of jazz standards, blues and New Orleans-style music at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at the First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. Artwork in pastels and charcoal by Robin Alice Blomquist will be displayed. Admission is free.
Open the Door for Three: Fiddler Liz Knowles, uilleann piper Kieran O'Hare and singer and bouzouki player Pat Broaders are Open the Door for Three. The group plays a combination of tunes from centuries-old collections, contemporary melodies and fresh arrangements of old and new songs. Its newest release, "The Joyful Hour," includes music from O'Neill's Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody of the 1920s, the Patrick McDonald and Goodman collections, along with traditional music of Ireland and Cape Breton. Open the Door for Three will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $20. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.
Tiffany Cooper: Ashland singer Tiffany Cooper will debut her new recording, "Satin Mood: A Tribute to Julie London," at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Cooper capture's London's sultry jazz vocals on such hits as "Cry Me a River," "Fly Me to the Moon," "Basin Street Blues," "Bye-Bye Blackbird" and others in a playful style. She will be accompanied by Joe Cohoon on upright bass and Ed Dunsavage on guitar. Reservations are $25, $10 for students, and can be purchased at siskiyoumusicproject.com.