Friday, June 29
Quilt Show: Mountain Stars Quilters Guild will host its biennial quilt show from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 29-30, at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. This year’s theme, Vive la difference, celebrates diversity in quilting. More than 200 quilts will be displayed. Look for demonstrations, door prizes, raffles and more. Tickets to win the quilt Vintage Garden will be sold with proceeds to benefit Hearts with a Mission. Vendors will offer fabric, patterns and notions. Admission is $5. See msquilters.com.
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.
Festival Noons: A panel discussion titled “Authenticity in Representation: ‘Poor Miss Dashwood,’” will be held at noon Friday, June 29, in Carpenter Hall on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Actors Stephanie Miller, Emily Ota and Nancy Rodriguez will speak, and the discussion will be moderated by dramaturg Lydia G. Garcia. Tickets are $12, $8 for students ages 6 to 17, and are available at the box office, online at osfashland.org or by calling 541-482-4331.
Emigrant Lake Water Slide: Cool off with a ride down one of the 280-foot water slides at Emigrant Lake. Slides are open from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Mondays through Labor Day. The cost to use the slide for 90 minutes is $6 on weekdays and $7 on Saturdays and Sundays. A three-hour pass costs $10 on weekdays and $12 on Saturdays and Sundays. See jacksoncountyor.org or call 541-774-8183.
Plein Air Paint-Out: Join a group of local artists for a plein air paint-out on the Dead Indian Memorial Plateau at 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 29. Meet at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St. Ashland, for a carpool to the Rogue Valley rim near the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Local artists Deb VanPoolen and Jeanine Moy will provide outdoor painting tips and natural history anecdotes. No registration required and admission is free. See northwestnatureshop.com or call 541-482-3241.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will hold a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Daisy Creek Vineyard, 675 Shafer Lane, Jacksonville. 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, June 30
Rooster Crow Festival: The 65th annual festival in the town of Rogue River kicks off with a fun run and walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 30, followed by a Rooster Crow Parade at 10 a.m., featuring entries from local businesses, churches, social and civic groups, along with antique cars and tractors. The Human Rooster Crow Contest begins at 2:15 p.m. Saturday. The rundown is simple: Give your best crow in a microphone. Actual roosters also will have their chance to shine on Saturday. There will be a book sale on Friday and Saturday at the library, 412 E. Main St. Activities on Sunday, July 1, include a car show, California-Oregon River Racers Race and more. Call 541-582-4401 or see cityofrogueriver.org.
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.
Living History Tour: Actors representing the early Rogue Valley Beekman family will talk about life from the late 1800s into the 1930s Depression during tours of the Beekman home beginning every 20 minutes between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. the first, second and fifth Saturdays of every month through September, at the Beekman House, 470 E. California St., Jacksonville. Tour admission is $3. Call 541-245-3650 or email email@example.com.
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk offering an interactive, in-depth introduction to “Othello” at noon Saturday, June 30, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.
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.
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.
Movies in the Park: This summer, find themed-event movie fun under the stars in select neighborhood parks. These Family Fun Nights feature free hot dogs (while supplies last) and recreational activities at 7 p.m. Movies begin at dusk. On June 30, “Paddington 2” will be shown at Bear Creek Park, 1520 Siskiyou Blvd., Medford. Call 541-447-2400 or see playmedford.com.
Sunday, July 1
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.
Jacksonville Farmers Market: The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 15 at the Historic Jacksonville Courthouse, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. More than 70 vendors offer local produce, fresh-baked goods, naturally raised beef, local seafood, beverages, treats, prepared foods, arts and crafts. Live music begins at 11:30 a.m. Pets are allowed. See jville.market.
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. Tour the Shakespeare Garden and learn about some of the food he mentioned in his plays and how to make those same tasty treats at home. On Sunday, July 1, Rogue Valley Genealogical Society members will be on hand to answer your questions and show you how you can begin your own personal research.
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a free Park Talk at noon Sunday, July 1, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Lue Douthit, director of “Play On!” will speak. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.
Art Exhibit: A collection of watercolor works by a group of 31 artists, “Watercolors Gone Rogue,” will be displayed through Tuesday, July 24, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Winery hours are noon to 6 p.m. daily. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
Northwest Bird Club: Owners of pet birds 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.
Rogue Valley Old Timer Car Club: Anyone interested in vehicles 30 years or older can meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at the IOOF (Odd Fellows) Hall, 1130 Hazel St., Central Point. Club activities include tours, restoration of old cars, and general fellowship. Call 541-227-3030.
Savanna Trio: Country, rock and blues band — Liz Jones on acoustic guitar, Anna Christensen on hand percussion and Bob Rawlings on upright bass — will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is free. Call 541-774-6980 or see jcls.org.
Monday, July 2
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 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 ages 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.
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.
Rogue Fly Fishers Club: Learn or hone fly casting skills at 6 p.m. Mondays through Sept. 10 at Hedrick Middle School’s athletic field, 1501 E. Jackson St, Medford. The group does not meet on holidays or rainy days. Lined fly rods are available or bring your own. The lead instructor is a Fly Fishers International Certified Casting instructor. See rogueflyfishers.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.
The Ashland Country Dancers: English and Scottish country dancing will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays in the Dance Space, 280 E. Hersey St., No. 10, Ashland. These community dance forms inspired square and contra dances. Instruction is available and no partner is necessary. Admission is $4.
Tuesday, July 3
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 Ashland National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum: A variety of interactive science exhibits are available at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Find 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.
Books at Noon: Readers in the group discuss various books and offer suggestions for new reads at noon the first Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-535-7090 or see jcls.org.
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a free Park Talk at noon Tuesday, July 3, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Interim costume department coordinator Heather DeBey will speak. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.
Medford Melodears: The community chorus meets at 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Medford Senior Center, 510 E. Main St. The all-inclusive chorus group is directed by Dolores Bell, who has a master’s in music. Call 541-779-2796.
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.
Spanish/English Conversation Group: English speakers learning Spanish and Spanish speakers learning English can attend a free conversation hour from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. See jcls.org or call 541-535-4163.
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.
Tuesday Afternoon Knitters: Crocheters, knitters and tatters of all skill levels can gather, share ideas and create new pieces from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-326-2035 or find Tuesday Afternoon Knitters on Facebook.
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, July 4
Bird Walk: The Rogue Valley Audubon Society leads slow-paced, 1½-mile walks at 8:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month, including July 4, at Denman Wildlife Area off Touvelle or Agate roads in Eagle Point. The numbers of different species observed by participants are entered in the Cornell Ornithological Laboratory’s eBird database. Participants will need to purchase an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife parking permit. See roguevalleyaudubon.org for directions and information.
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.
Wildflower Show: The Irene Hollenbeck Memorial Wildflower Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. The show features more than 300 species of native flowers from the volcanic Cascades, the Siskiyous, and the valleys in between. Admission is free. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-890-2091.
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.
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.
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.
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, July 5
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.
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk offering an interactive, in-depth introduction to “Manahatta” at noon Thursday, July 5, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.
Line Dancing: Jeannette Bournival leads line dancing Thursdays at the Medford Senior Center, 510 E. Main St. Beginners meet at 1 p.m. and intermediate dancers meet 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.
Men’s Barbershop Singing: Men interested in singing four-part harmonies may attend meetings with the Rogue Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Society from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. See rvhsings.com or call 541-840-2055.
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.