Ashland Calendar: Feb. 15
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
Pet Adoption: South Coast Humane Society and PetSmart will host the "PetSmart National Adoption Event," a special adoption weekend, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 18, at PetSmart, 3279 Crater Lake Hwy, Medford. Nine shelters and rescue organizations from the coast, northern California and Southern Oregon will have their dogs, cats and bunnies available for adoption. On Saturday a bounce house will be available for children and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sharon from Rescue Ranch will offer free nail trims for rabbits. See petsmartcharities.org.
Schneider Museum of Art: New art exhibits — Anna Gray and Ryan Paulsen's "Between the Beginning and the Middle"; Betty LaDuke's "Social Justice"; Maria Los Angeles' "Transcending Myths"; and Storm Tharp's "Fierce Last Stand"— will be displayed through March 17 at the Schneider Museum of Art, 555 Indiana St., at Southern Oregon University, in Ashland. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. See firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-5526245 for information.
AIFF Benefit Screening: Short documentary films nominated for Academy Awards will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St., Ashland. Tickets are $9 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Ashland Independent Film Festival. See ashlandfilm.org/oscarshorts.
Author Talk: Author Victor Lodato will discuss his book, "Edgar and Lucy," at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Rogue Valley Symphony: The symphony, conducted by Martin Majkut, will present its commissioned premiere of composer Jonathan Leshnoff's "Rogue Sparks," along with Manuel de Falla's "Nights in the Gardens of Spain," featuring piano soloist Gabriela Martinez, and Sergei Rachmaninoff's "Symphonic Dances." Concerts are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University in Ashland; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, in the Performing Arts Center, 830 N.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass. Tickets are $41 to $60 for the Ashland show; $20 to $53 for the Medford show; and $20 to $48 for the Grants Pass show. Tickets are $15 for ages 6 through 22. Tickets can be purchased at rvsymphony.org or by calling 541-708-6400. Tickets for the Medford show also can be purchased at craterian.org or by calling 541-779-3000.
Low-cost Pet Vaccines: Bring your cat or dog to the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway. Phoenix, Saturday, Feb. 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to get them vaccinated. Vaccinations are $10 each. Nail trims are also available for $5. This is a cash-only clinic and all pets must be at least 8 weeks old and in good health. Call 541-774-6654.
Library Crafternoon: Design and create a stuffed fabric kitten from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. All materials for this simple hand-sewing project will be provided, along with refreshments. Admission is free. See jcls.org or call 541-535-7090.
Family Game Day: Families can play a variety of tabletop and video games from noon to 3:30 p.m. the third Saturday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6994.
Bavarian Night at Mt. Ashland Ski Resort: The annual fundraiser for Mt. Ashland Ski Patrol will include a raffle, live music and fireworks on Saturday, Feb. 17. The raffle and auction will be from 4 to 8 p.m., and live music by Collin Braley and Company will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Fireworks will start at 9 p.m. Admission to the event is free. Food, beverages and Mt. Ashland T-shirts will be available. See mtashland.com/event/bavarian-night.
Jeff Kloetzel: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will play an acoustic mix of folk, blues and soul from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.
Band du Pays Swing: The band — singer Kacie Bower, sax and clarinet player Stephen Gagné, percussionist Jenny Gray, guitarist Tony Brussat and upright bassist Merrill Smith — will perform a mix of swing music for dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Evergreen Ballroom's Jacob Jagger will offer East Coast swing dance lessons at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. For reservations, call 541-535-7957.