Friday, Nov. 23
Jacksonville Carvers: The club meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays for carving and coffee at the Jacksonville library, 340 West C St. Admission is free. Call 541-899-5571.
Book Nook Sale: A book sale is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each 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.
Color Happy Fridays: Coloring sessions for adults will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Coloring supplies will be provided. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
‘Home for the Holidays’ Pet Adoption: Southern Oregon Humane Society will host a holiday weekend adoption from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Nov. 23-25, at the Southern Oregon Humane Society Adoption Center, 2910 Table Rock Road, Medford. Adoptable dogs and cats can be viewed at sohumane.org. Call 541-779-3215.
Magic Show: Magical Michael will perform an open house from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Magic shows will be presented at 1:30 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. Also look for tastings of local wines, cheeses, chocolate and other treats. Face painting and holiday crafts will be available for kids. 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, Nov. 23, at Jefferson Spirits, 404 E. Main St., Medford. 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, Nov. 24
Railroad Show: Explore railroad history and hobby model trains at the 41st annual Rogue Valley Railroad Show to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, in Seven Feathers Event Center at the Expo, 1 Penniger Road, Central Point. More than two dozen exhibits will display model trains, toy trains, train rides, and historically real full-sized trains. Look for model train vendors, history displays, raffles and more. Admission is $5, $1 for ages 6 through 12, free for ages 5 and younger. Proceeds benefit the programs at Medford Railroad Park. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Lego Builder Time: Children ages 4 through 12 can build with Legos from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the Ruch library, 7919 Highway 238. Lego Duplo brinks will be provided for younger children. Call 541-899-7438 or see jcls.org.
Bilingual Story Time: A combined English and Spanish story time is held at noon Saturdays at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. Call 541-864-8880 or see jcls.org.
Woodcarvers Club: Woodcarvers offer instruction from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. The first visit is free, then club dues are $5 a month. Call 541-944-4535 or see centralpointwoodcarvers.com.
Game Club: Play Scrabble, chess or cribbage for free from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 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, Nov. 24 and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 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.
Teen Movie Matinee: Free matinees are shown at 1 p.m. the last Saturday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. On Saturday, Nov. 24, see “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”
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.
Library Tour: The Southern Oregon Historical Society will offer free tours of its research archive library from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the library, 106 N. Central Ave., Medford. The collection includes the original 1883 Medford town plan, the Pinto Colvig (Bozo the Clown) papers, and the Peter Britt collection of 5000 glass plate negatives and prints, along with thousands of original newspapers, maps and photographs. Following the tour, visitors can stay and ask questions, conduct research, or ask library volunteers to retrieve particular documents, photos or files. Regular library hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 541-773-6536.
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, Nov. 25
Ice Skating: The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink will be open every day through Feb. 18, weather permitting. Skate rentals, snacks and hot drinks are available. Call 541-488-9189 or see ashland.or.us/IceRink for schedule and admission information.
Photography Exhibit: Photographs by Tom Ommen will be displayed through November at Cliff Creek Cellars, 1015 Mcdonough Road, Gold Hill. See cliffcreek.com.
Gabriel Mark Lipper: Paintings by Rogue Valley artist Mark Lipper will be displayed from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, as part of the Art Salon offered in the Gresham Room at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Lipper will be on hand to discuss his work. His paintings emphasize technique as a classical anchor for his often disconnected contemporary subjects. Drawing on influences by Tolstoy, Fellini and Easy-E, Lipper’s focus is on sociocultural evolution. See jcls.org or artofgabriel.com or call 541-776-6996.
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.
Monday, Nov. 26
Center for the Visual Arts: New fall exhibits will be displayed through Thursday, Nov. 29 in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. “koan,” photography by M.a.z., and “Acts of Gradual Progression,” by Sheila Lam and Bridget Quinn, will be displayed in the Retzlaff Gallery in the SOU Art Building. In the Marion Ady Building, “Feminine Strength,” by Madeleine Farber, Clee Ferris and Syd Rvinsky, will be displayed in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; “Interphalangeal Florals,” by Megan Ross and Syd Rvinsky, will be in the Art Department Chairs Gallery; “Spoon Theory,” by Milo Sunday Violet, in the Boise-Cascade Gallery; and an exhibit by beginning drawing students will be in the Jeld Wen Gallery. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. See facebook.com/cvagalleries or call 541-552-8315.
Schneider Museum of Art: “Terrain: The Space Between,” from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation, featuring work by Vija Celmins, Judy Pfaff and Ed Ruscha in the Entry Gallery, along with Patrick Collier’s work “Field Burns” in the Main Gallery, and works by Susan Murrell and Carl Diehl, “Outland About,” in the Heiter and Treehaven galleries, will be displayed through Jan. 5 at the Schneider Museum of Art, 555 Indiana St., at Southern Oregon University. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-6245.
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.
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.
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, Nov. 27
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.
Art Exhibit: Phil Young will display his collection of acrylic paintings, “Narratives,” at the Medford Main Library, 205 S. Central Ave., through January. Young worked for Disney Inc. before he retired and now teaches at RCC and is a member of Art Presence in Jacksonville.
Book Sale: Look for new or gently-used books, DVDs and CDs at this book sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Money raised supports Jackson County Library programs, activities, and special library collections. Call 541-826-3313 or see jcls.org.
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.
Quilts & Genealogy: The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society hosts Quilts & Genealogy at 1:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, Southern Oregon Historical Society archivist and historian Pat Harper will discuss the life of Gin Lin, a prominent Chinese mine boss in the 1800s, and life in general for Chinese workers living in Jackson County during the 19th century. Harper will also present the history of the Gin Lin Quilt, inspired by the SOHS Chinese Dragon robe. Admission is free. Call 541-512-2340 or email email@example.com for information.
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. Dance instruction is offered for $3, sign-up at 12:15 p.m., and begins promptly at 12:30 p.m. First-time visitors can dance for free, otherwise it’s $5. No partners are required. Call 541-664-3176.
Brain Books Discussion Group: The group meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
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.
TED Talk: Videotaped lectures about select topics are shown at 3:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Discussion will follow. Call 541-774-8689 or see jcls.org.
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.
Lecture: The Talent Historical Society hosts lectures from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Talent Historical Society Museum, 105 N. Market St., Talent. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, the film “Canyon Passage: Messages from 1946” will be shown. The Universal Studios film depicts Jacksonville in the
1850’s and the story of a businessman torn between his love of two women. Scenes were filmed at Crater Lake National Park, Diamond Lake and in the Umpqua National Forest. During intermission, there will be a discussion of the stereotypes and messages that the movie makers present. Admission is free. Call 541-512-8838.
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, Nov. 28
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: 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 541-482-4692.
Lunchtime Movies: Free movies are shown from noon to 2:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Refreshments are provided. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Book Club: A book group meets at 6 p.m. the last Wednesday of each 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.
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, Nov. 29
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 Conversation: English speakers learning Spanish can attend free conversationals from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-744-6996.
After-School Chess Club: Teens and children 7 and older can play chess from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.
Comedy Improv Sessions: Mighty Medford Improv-ers host free improvisational comedy practice from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The sessions are led by Thomas Hartmann, new to the Rogue Valley from Chicago where he trained with Second City. All levels of experience are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Men’s Barbershop Singing: Men interested in singing four-part harmonies can meet 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.