Ashland Calendar: Feb. 13
Tuesday, Feb. 13
North Mountain Park & Nature Center: The Nature Center offers a variety of programs and interpretive exhibits that teach local natural and cultural history and sustainable living. Explore the park’s demonstration gardens, nature trails, pavilion, picnic and play areas. The North Mountain Park & Nature Center is next to Bear Creek at 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The park is open sunrise to sunset, and the nature center is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-488-6606 or see northmountainpark.org.
Tech Talk: Tech Talks are held at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or visit the library's reference desk to register. See jcls.org.
Ballroom Dancing: Keyboard and horn musician Dave Flick plays live music for ballroom dancing at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. First-time visitors can dance for free, otherwise it's $5. No partners are required. Call 541-664-3176.
Children's Movies: Free films are shown at 2:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Free snacks will be available. Call 541-535-7090 or see jcls.org.
Book Chat: The book group meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Read the books, then join in the discussions. The book for Feb. 13 is "The Wright Brothers," by David McCullough. Refreshments will be served. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Trivia Night: Tuesday Night Team Trivia is held at 7 p.m. at Louie's Restaurant, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free, and prizes will be awarded. Call 541-482-9701.
Rock Garden Society: The North American Rock Garden Society Siskiyou Chapter meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May in Lidgate Hall behind Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. On Feb. 13, the society will host an auction of plants, books and gardening items. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. to view available items. The meeting is free and refreshments will be served. See www.siskiyousummits.weebly.com.
Wednesday, Feb. 14
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.
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum: The museum features a variety of interactive science exhibits at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is $2 the first Sunday of every month. See upcoming events, shows and activities at scienceworksmuseum.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $12, $10 for ages 2-12 and 65 and older. See scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.
Afternoon Movies: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Free refreshments will be available. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
History Lecture: Part of the Windows in Time history lecture series, archaeologist and historian Jeff LaLande will present "When Timber was King" at noon Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Learn about the rise and decline of Southern Oregon's wood products industry. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Jesse Cook: Canadian guitar virtuoso Jesse Cook will perform his signature blend of flamenco, Jazz, classical, world, blues and pop rhythms and instrumentals at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Cook's newest album, "Beyond Borders," was released last September. Cook has won three Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards for Guitarist of the Year. Tickets are $29, $32 or $35, $20, $23 or $26 for ages 22 and younger, and can be purchased at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.
'An Evening with Gypsy Soul': Gypsy Soul — vocalist Cilette Swann and multi-instrumentalist Roman Morykit — will perform folk and soul music, joined by keyboard player Don Harriss and bass and horn player Mikey Stevens, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Tickets are $35 and include a glass of wine and dessert. Tickets can be purchased at gypsysoul.com/shows-dates or at Music Coop, 368 E. Main St., Ashland, or at the winery. Call 541-482-5700.
Thursday, Feb. 15
Online Historic Lithia Park Tour: Take a self-guided, online tour through Lithia Park in Ashland using Ashland Parks and Recreation's online story map, which highlights historic sites and features throughout the park. The Story Map was created by Lea Richards, GIS Analyst for the City of Ashland. The map is available online only at gis.ashland.or.us/LithiaHistoric. Call 541-488-5340.
Park Clean-Up: The Ashland Lions club will host a clean-up day for Ashland Creek Park from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. The park is located at 27 E Hersey St, Ashland. Call 541-951-4454 for more information or with questions about the Ashland Lions Club.
Author Talk: Author Richard Seidman will discuss his book, "The Secret of Ebbets Field," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Native Plant Society: Kathryn Prive, coorinator for the Rogue Native Plant Partnership will present an Introduction to the Rogue Native Plant Partnership at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in Room 161 of the Science Building on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Learn about the Rogue Native Plant Partnership and ecological restoration in the region using native plant species . Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Call 860-878-2049 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trivia Night: Smithfields Pub & Pies hosts free trivia from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Call 541-482-7437.
Jeff and Jeffri: Vocalist Jeffri Lynn Carrington and guitarist Jeff Stanley will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.
Friday, Feb. 16
Breakfast: The Rogue Valley New Day Network Breakfast will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Fellowship, 87 Fourth St. Ashland. The breakfast speaker will be Connie Saldana, a planner for Senior and Disability services at the Rogue Valley Council of Goverments, will present "Servies for Seniors in the Rogue Valley." The RV New Day Network promotes peace, justice and sustainability in the Rogue Valley. This is a no-waste event, so participants are asked to bring their own utensils, plate, napkin, cup and food to share.