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Local author John Soares will give a presentation of his new guidebook “Day Hiking: Mount Shasta, Lassen and Trinity Alps Regions,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak. St., Ashland. Learn about some of Northern California’s best day hikes. Admission is free. To register see northwestnatureshop.com or call 541-482-3241.

Activities May 25-June 3

Friday, May 25

Jacksonville Carvers: The club meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays for carving and coffee at The Woodcarving Place, 255 E. D St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-5571.

Book Nook Sale: A book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Friday at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. Look for new or gently used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds help fund programs, activities and library collections. Call 541-878-2270 or see jcls.org.

Slopes & Trails : Slopes & Trails will hold a free meet-and-greet social at 5 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Touvelle Lodge, 9367 Table Rock Road, Central Point. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

Ashland International Folk Dancers: The group meets Fridays at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, to perform dances from Eastern and Western Europe, Greece, Scandinavia, Israel, Turkey and the Middle East. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m., and dancing goes from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. No partners necessary. Admission is $5. Call 541-535-6397 or 541-482-8249.

Saturday, May 26

Spring Plant Sale: The Medford Garden Club will hold a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at 425 S. Modoc Ave., Medford. A variety of plants will be available. Also look for used gardening books and other garden related items.

Lithia Artisans Market: Dozens of artisans display handcrafted items from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through October along Calle Guanajuato, the pedestrian walkway behind the downtown plaza that runs next to Ashland Creek in Ashland. Call 541-301-9811 or see lithiaartisansmarket.com.

Central Point Artisan Market: Food and handcrafted items are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 29 at 419 Front St., along the Artisan Corridor near Rogue Creamery in Central Point. Call 541-664-5301 or see centralpointchamber.org.

Buncom Day: Buncom, a ghost town in the Applegate Valley, will come alive for Buncom Day festivities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 26. Activities include a noon parade, “chicken splat contest,” live music, a country store, kids activities and exhibits. Victory Dogs and a concession stand will offer food and beverages. Admission is free. Proceeds go toward historic preservation. To reach Buncom, take Highway 238 to Ruch, turn south at Ruch onto Upper Applegate Road, travel three miles, turn left on Little Applegate Road and go another three miles to Buncom at the intersection with Sterling Creek Road. Parking is along the road or in a field mowed for the occasion. See buncom.org.

Living History Tour: Step back in time and interact with Beekman family members and friends on Saturday, May 26. Experience Depression era Jacksonville where miners are digging up streets, hobos are hoping for hand-outs, and the Beekman children are closing up their 1873 Jacksonville home, going through family belongings, commenting on current affairs, and sharing memories of life in the late 1800s. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. at the Beekman House, 470 E. California St., Jacksonville. Admission is $10 adults, $8 seniors/students. Email at info@historicjacksonville.org or call 541-245-3650.

Bilingual Story Time: A combined English and Spanish story time is at noon Saturdays at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. Call 541-864-8880 or see jcls.org.

Waggin’ Tales Used Book Sale: Friends of the Animal Shelter’s pay-what-you-want book sale will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 26, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at Jackson County Animal Services, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Book purchases, made by cash or check only, support FOTAS programs. Call 917-602-9074.

Woodcarvers Club: Woodcarvers offer instruction for carvers of all ages from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. Admission is $5. Call 541-944-4535 or see centralpointwoodcarvers.com.

Scrabble Club: Play for free from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.

Movie Matinee: Family-friendly films are shown from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. Free popcorn is served. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.

Wii Teens: Kids 11 and older can play a Wii video games from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.

Flamenco Dance Meet: Beginners through advanced dancers can join Gloria Melgarejo of Raices Gitana for fun with a range of Gypsy flamenco dance — tango, rumba and Sevillanas — at 3 p.m. Saturdays through May 26 at Studio 125 in the Cascade Performing Arts Center on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Singers, guitar and cajon players are also encouraged to attend. Call 541-773-8816 (English) or 541-946-8897 (Spanish).

Star Promenaders: The club hosts A-1 and A-2 dancing from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of every month at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Pre-rounds are from 7:30 to 8 p.m. and plus dancing is from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Square-dance attire is appreciated. Bring finger food to share. Suggested donation is $4. Call 541-855-7884.

Sunday, May 27

Car Club: The Stray Cats Car Club of Jacksonville meets for coffee, donuts and vintage cars at 9 a.m. Sundays in the parking lot of Ray’s Market, 401 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville.

Flea Market: Antiques, collectibles, crafts and much more will be available at the Original Medford Giant Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at the Medford National Guard Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. Admission is $1.50, free for age 12 and younger. See fleaforall.net or call 541-772-8211.

Medford Railroad Park: The park, at Table Rock Road and Berrydale Avenue in Medford, will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of every month through October. Visitors can ride diesel trains and a motor car, see unique model railroad layouts and the Hogwarts Express, send and receive telegrams, tour historical railroad equipment and more. A new butterfly garden is open at the park. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. See ci.medford.or.us.

Sundays at the Farm: Visit historic Hanley Farm from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 2. Bring a picnic and tour the house and gardens. Also look for children’s activities, craft vendors, music and more. Admission to the farm is free. Farmhouse tours are given from 1 to 3 p.m.. Admission for the tours is $5, $3 for kids 12 and younger. On Sunday, May 27, members of the club Rusty Relics, a group of enthusiasts who restore old farm tractors and machines, will have a number of tractors on display and will be available to answer questions.

Art Salon: Local artists will present digital images of their work and discuss the evolution of their art at 2 p.m. the last Sunday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. On Sunday, May 27, art-quilter Claudia Law will discuss working with fabric as a medium and present a selection her work. Call 541-774-6996.

Community Chant: Explore chants from various global traditions at 4 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of every month at the Jacksonville Community Center, 160 E. Main St. No singing experience necessary. Admission by donation. Call 707-382-8641.

Author Talk: Frank Romano will read selections and talk about the latest edition of his book “Love and Terror in the Middle East,” at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford. Call 541-858-0203.

Monday, May 28

Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at branches of Jackson County libraries. See jcls.org.

Color Mondays: Coloring sessions for adults will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Coloring supplies will be provided. Call 541-744-6996 or see jcls.org.

Stitchers of All Kinds: Bring your needle-craft supplies and participate in embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, knitting, crocheting and more at 10 a.m. Mondays at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Call 541-864-8850 or see jcls.org.

Kid Time!: Kids in elementary school and younger can explore interactive exhibits and learn about the history of Oregon, construction and engineering, water systems and more at Kid Time! 106 N. Central Ave., Medford. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $6 for adults, $10 for kids. Call 541-772-9922 or see kid-time.org.

Line Dancing for Seniors: Line dancing for adults 60 and older is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Advanced line dancing is from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the center. Admission is $2. Call 541-488-5342.

Movie Classics: Classic films will be shown at 1 p.m. Mondays at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.

Homework Hub: Children 5 through 12 who need help with homework, studying and comprehension can drop in and work with small groups and experienced tutors from 3 to 5 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Admission is free, and one-on-one sessions are available with advanced scheduling. Call 541-774-8678.

Children’s Chess Club: Kids 5 and older can play chess from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 541-774-6995 or see jcls.org.

Pub Trivia: Family-friendly games of trivia are available from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at 4 Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main St., Medford. Participation is free, and there are prizes for winning teams. Call 541-779-4455.

Clog Dances: Dance with the Misty Mountain Cloggers at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Southern Oregon Performing Arts Center, 930 Summit Ave., Medford. Instruction is available. Admission is $8. Call 541-772-1431.

Tuesday, May 29

Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market: Fresh and organic produce, crafts and food trucks are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See rvgrowersmarket.com.

ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum: The museum features a variety of interactive science exhibits at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. See upcoming events, shows and activities at scienceworksmuseum.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $12, $10 for ages 2 through 12 and 65 and older. Admission is $3 the first Sunday of every month. See scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.

Coloring and Cookies: Coloring is available from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Coloring supplies and refreshments are provided. Call 541-826-3313 or see jcls.org.

Medford Cribbage Tournament: Compete at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 2640 E. Barnett Road, Medford. Admission is $4.50. Call 541-773-2898.

Ballroom Dancing: Keyboard and horn player 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 kids’ films are shown at 2:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Free snacks are available. Call 541-535-7090 or see jcls.org.

Lego Time: Ages 5 through 12 can build with Legos from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.

Cribbage Club: The American Cribbage Club hosts players at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Table Rock Mobile Home Park Events Center, 2385 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is $7. Call 541-973-2508.

Sweet Adelines: The Southern Oregon Sound Chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an a cappella chorus for women, offers instruction on vocal technique, musical accuracy and showmanship. Rehearsals are from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Eastwood Baptist Church, 675 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. The group, under the direction of Martha Segura, performs locally and in an annual regional competition. Call 541-595-8247 or see southernoregonsoundchorus.com.

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 winning teams will receive prizes. Call 541-482-9701.

Wednesday, May 30

Jacksonville Museum Quilters: The group meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 425 Middle St., Jacksonville. Call 541-941-2463.

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.

Lithia Park Nature Walks: Naturalists lead free, 90-minute walks through Lithia Park at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays through September. Saturday walks are available in July and August. Learn about the plants, trees, animals, water, geology and history of the park. Meet at the park entrance on Winburn Way across from the downtown Ashland Plaza. No registration required. Call 541-488-5340.

Smokey Bear Storytime: Children are invited to learn about Smokey Bear and wildfire prevention at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. A short activity and time to visit with Smokey will follow the storytime. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Origami: Children can practice the art of Japanese paper folding, or origami, at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Materials and instruction are provided. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.

Movies and Popcorn: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.

Afternoon Movies: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Free refreshments are available. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.

Yarnia: A knitting and crochet group for all ages meets at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Materials and instruction are provided or you can bring your own supplies. See jcls.org or call 541-826-3313.

Siskiyou Sleuths Book Group: The book group discusses mysteries and welcomes new readers from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.

Science Lecture: Crickette Sanz, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Washington University, and co-principle investigator of the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, will present “Comparative Studies of Chimpanzees and Gorillas in the Congo Basin: New Insights for Sympatric Apes of the Ndoki Forest,” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, in Room 305 of the Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Email at libraryevents@sou.edu or call 541-552-6816.

Ballet Barre: Dance with the Medford Civic Ballet at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dance Arts Center, 9 Hawthorne St., Medford. Instruction is available. Admission is $8. Call 541-772-1362.

Book Club: A book group meets at 6 p.m. the last Wednesday of every month at the White City library, 3143 Ave. C. Read the books, then join in the discussions. Call 541-864-8880 or see jcls.org.

Trivia Night: Howiee’s on Front hosts trivia games from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at 16 N. Front St., Medford. Call 541-773-5767.

Thursday, May 31

Medford Growers Market: Fresh and organic produce, crafts and food carts are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in Hawthorne Park, corner of East Jackson and Hawthorne streets, Medford. See rvgrowersmarket.com.

Line Dancing: Jeannette Bournival leads line dancing Thursdays at the Medford Senior Center, 510 E. Main St. Beginners are at 1 p.m. and intermediate dancers are at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $3. No partners necessary. Call 541-857-6819 or see jbournival.wordpress.com.

Spanish/English Conversation Group: English speakers learning Spanish and Spanish speakers learning English can attend a free conversation hour from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-744-6996.

Cribbage: Cribbage games start at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Twin Creeks Retirement Community, 888 Twin Creeks Crossing, Central Point. Entry is $5. Call 541-664-2611.

Hiking Presentation: Local author John Soares will give a presentation of his new guidebook “Day Hiking: Mount Shasta, Lassen and Trinity Alps Regions,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak. St., Ashland. Learn about some of Northern California’s best day hikes. Admission is free. To register see northwestnatureshop.com or call 541-482-3241.

Author Talk: Bonnie Greenwell will discuss her book “When Spirit Leaps: Navigating the Process of Spiritual Awakening” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Dart Tournament: Dart matches for skilled and novice players start at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. Entry is $5, and the pub will match the pot up to $50. Call 541-482-6414.

Trivia Night: Smithfields Pub & Pies hosts free trivia games from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Call 541-482-7437.

Game Knights: No matter what kind of “knight” you are, there is a board game to play at 8 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. All ages welcome until 11 p.m. Call 541-482-6414.

Friday, June 1

Center for the Visual Arts: New Spring exhibits featuring student artists will open with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 1, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, on the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for Andrew Youngblood’s collection “Entering the Infinite” in the Retzlaff Gallery; Keaton Garnett’s work “Dialectical Existence” in the Thorndike Gallery; a group exhibition of SOU student work throughout the Meyer Memorial Gallery, Boise-Cascade Gallery, Art Department Chairs Gallery and JELD WEN Gallery; and Matthew Spurlock’s “Silhouette Forest” in the Semi-Private Studios Gallery. The exhibit will be displayed through Friday, June 15. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-621-6605.

Book Sale: A book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 1, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. Look for new or gently used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds help fund programs, activities and library collections. Call 541-855-1994 or see jcls.org.

Jacksonville Carvers: The club meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays for carving and coffee at The Woodcarving Place, 255 E. D St., Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call 541-899-5571.

Book Sale: A book sale will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, June 1, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Look for new or gently used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds help fund programs, activities and library collections. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.

Haunted History Tour: Costumed docents lead one-hour long tours beginning at 7 and 7:30 p.m. the first and third Friday of every month through September. The 7 p.m. Courthouse tour features brothels, epidemics, and hangings. The 7:30 p.m. Britt Hill tour shares tales of arson, saloons, and Oregon’s first Chinatown. Reservations are required by calling 541-245-3650. The tour cost is $5 per person, with proceeds benefiting Historic Jacksonville, Inc.’s preservation efforts. See historicjacksonville.org.

Ashland International Folk Dancers: The group meets Fridays at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, to perform dances from Eastern and Western Europe, Greece, Scandinavia, Israel, Turkey and the Middle East. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m., and dancing goes from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. No partners necessary. Admission is $5. Call 541-535-6397 or 541-482-8249.

Saturday, June 2

Talent Garden Club: The club meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Email cjmuhr@yahoo.com.

Gold Dust Day: The town of Gold Hill will celebrate its colorful heritage all day on Saturday, June 2. A pancake breakfast kicks off the event from 7 to 10 a.m.; the Southern Oregon Runners races begin at 8 a.m. and a parade will start at 10 a.m.. The town will transform into a sea of vendor and food booths, historical and educational displays, and kid activities. Also look for gold panning lessons, Old West reenactments and live music by the Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers from noon to 2 p.m. at the City Park next to the library. Call 541-727-1690.

Open House: The Holly theatre will open its doors for an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at 226 W. Sixth St., Medford. See the original interior of the Holly’s auditorium before construction begins to restore the venue. See hollytheatre.org

Author Talk: Author Jack McDermott will offer a signing and talk about his new book “The Legend of Henry Pech,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford. See bn.com/events or call 541-858-0203.

Sunday, June 3

Northwest Bird Club: Pet bird owners can meet at 1 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at Table Rock Mobile Village, 2385 Table Rock Road, Medford. Refreshments are provided. Call 541-826-4133.

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