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"In the Garden of Hope and Freedom," large-scale acrylic on canvas by Maria de Los Angeles, is part of the Winter Exhibition at the Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University.

Things to do: Thursday, Jan. 24

Schneider Museum of Art: Schneider’s Winter Exhibitions, curated by Blake Shell, executive director of Disjecta Contemporary Art Center of Portland, will run through March 16 at the Schneider Museum of Art, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana streets, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. A group exhibit, “From Ignorance to Wisdom,” in collaboration with the SOU Arts and Humanities Council Campus Them, features work by art faculty Robert Arellano, David Bithell, Cody Bustamante, Robin Strangfield, Adam Bateman and Miles Inada, along with Maria de Los Angeles, a new resident of the Visiting Artists and Scholars in Teaching. A solo exhibit, “Suds Ur Duds/Fermentation Elastic” by 2018 VAST resident Ryan Kitson, will be displayed in the museum’s Treehaven Gallery. Scott Malbaurn, director of Schneider Museum, will offer a free lecture at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Meese Auditoriun of the Art Building at SOU. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245.

Jacksonville Carvers: The club meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays for carving and coffee at the Jacksonville library, 340 W. 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 and gently used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds help fund programs, activities and library collections. Call 541-878-2270 or see jcls.org.

Color 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.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Onyx Restaurant, 635 N. Oregon St., Jacksonville. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

Casino Night: Young Professionals Network will host a casino night from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Inn at the Commons, 200 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. The night will kick off with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. Blackjack, Texas Hold’em and roulette tables will open at 7 p.m. At the end of the event, cash in chips for a chance to win prizes. Admission is $20 or $35 for a double ticket and cocktail party attire is suggested. See medfordchamber.com or call 541-779-4847.

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.

Dance Showcase: Evergreen Ballroom will host its annual Winter Showcase on Friday, Jan. 25, at the ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. A beginners dance lesson will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Dance demonstrations and open dancing will be from 8 to 9:30 p.m., and dancing to a mix of ballroom, Latin and swing will be from 9:30 to 11 p.m. Admission is $8, $6 for kids and free for ages 12 and younger. Call 541-826-8000 or see evergreenballroom.com.

Saturday, Jan. 26

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 bricks 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 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. 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, Jan. 26, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 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.

Digging Dinos: Kids can go back in time and learn about dinosaurs with Bugs ’R Us expert John Jackson at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Explore real fossils, teeth, claws and imitation skin. Kids can participate in a dinosaur fossil dig and take home whatever they find. Registration is required. See jcls.org or call 541535-7090.

Teen Movie Matinee: Teens can watch the Marvel movie “The Avengers” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Film is rated PG-13. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Wii Teens: Kids 11 and older can play 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.

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.

LEGO Time: Kids are invited to build and display their own creations based on monthly themes from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the last Saturday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

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 ask questions, conduct research or ask library volunteers to retrieve particular documents, photos or files. Library hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 541-773-6536.

Star Promenaders: The square-dance 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, Jan. 27

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.

Teen Movie Matinee: Teens can watch the DC Universe movie “Justice League” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Film is rated PG-13. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Art Salon: Local artists will present digital images of their work and discuss its evolution at 2 p.m. the last Sunday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. On Sunday, Jan. 27, John Eastman will discuss his oil paintings. While photorealistic, his work has a contemporary, graphic quality inspired by the pop, minimalism and lowbrow movements. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.

Friendship Force: Debbie and Howard Miller, members of Friendship Force of Southern Oregon, will discuss their trip to the African island of Madagascar at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Royal Mobile Estates Clubhouse, 1055 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. The talk will include the history and culture of the island, followed by a slideshow of photographs. Friendship Force is a nonprofit, cultural organization focused on promoting understanding and cultural education through home stays. Admission is free. Call 541-896-1232 or see ffsoregon.org.

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, Jan. 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 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.

Bilingual Story Time: A combined English and Spanish story time is held at 11 a.m. Mondays at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. Call 541-864-8880 or see jcls.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.

Make It Art Monday: Adults can create a range of different crafts from noon to 2 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

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.

Teen Gamer Time: Teens ages 11 through 18 are invited to play a variety of Wii and PlayStation 4 games from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6980.

Veterans for Peace: The Rogue Valley chapter of Veterans For Peace will host a free film screening of the documentary, “Making Waves: Rebirth of the Golden Rule,” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Peace House, 543 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Unitarian Universalists of Grants Pass, 129 N.W. E St., Grants Pass; and 6:30 p.m Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The 25-minute film centers on a ship, Golden Rule, which set sail in 1958 to the Marshall Islands to protest underwater, atmospheric and outer space nuclear testing. Golden Rule ambassador Zoe Byrd will lead a discussion following the film. Find Veterans for Peace, Rogue Valley Chapter 15, on Facebook.com.

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.

Author Talk: Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor Barret O’Brien will discuss his novel “Greater Wilder” at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main, Ashland. O’Brien, along with fellow OSF actors, will read excerpts from “Greater Wilder,” offer a Q-and-A, and sign copies of the book. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

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, Jan. 29

ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum: Interactive science exhibits for kids of all ages are available at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Find 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.

Spanish Language Group: Improve your fluency in Spanish from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Medford Senior Center, 510 E. Main St. Look for casual, supportive conversation and interpretation of Caminos magazine articles, a free Spanish language magazine published every month with articles about Medford events that affect the Hispanic community. Call 541-779-1829 for information.

Art Exhibit: Phil Young will display his collection of acrylic paintings, titled “Narratives,” through January at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Young worked for Disney Inc. before he retired. He teaches at Rogue Community College and is a member of Art Presence in Jacksonville.

Classical Recorder Group: Bring your recorder and join in the group that plays primarily classical selections at noon every Tuesday at the Talent library, 101 Home St. An ability to read music is required. See jcls.org or call 541-535-4163.

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. Lessons are offered for $3. Registration is at 12:15 p.m. with lessons beginning 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.

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.

Digging Dinos: Children can go back in time and learn about dinosaurs with Bugs ’R Us expert John Jackson at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Explore real fossils, teeth, claws and imitation skin. Kids can participate in a dinosaur fossil dig and take home whatever they find. Registration is required. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6980.

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.

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, Jan. 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: 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.

Book Sale: Book sales are held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Look for new or gently-used books, DVDs and CDs. Call 541-826-3313 or see jcls.org.

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.

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.

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.

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, Jan. 31

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 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.

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 forinfoman44@gmail.com 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.Friday, Jan. 25

Schneider Museum of Art: Schneider’s Winter Exhibitions, curated by Blake Shell, executive director of Disjecta Contemporary Art Center of Portland, will run through March 16 at the Schneider Museum of Art, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana streets, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. A group exhibit, “From Ignorance to Wisdom,” in collaboration with the SOU Arts and Humanities Council Campus Them, features work by art faculty Robert Arellano, David Bithell, Cody Bustamante, Robin Strangfield, Adam Bateman and Miles Inada, along with Maria de Los Angeles, a new resident of the Visiting Artists and Scholars in Teaching. A solo exhibit, “Suds Ur Duds/Fermentation Elastic” by 2018 VAST resident Ryan Kitson, will be displayed in the museum’s Treehaven Gallery. Scott Malbaurn, director of Schneider Museum, will offer a free lecture at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Meese Auditoriun of the Art Building at SOU. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245.

Jacksonville Carvers: The club meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays for carving and coffee at the Jacksonville library, 340 W. 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 and gently used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds help fund programs, activities and library collections. Call 541-878-2270 or see jcls.org.

Color 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.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Onyx Restaurant, 635 N. Oregon St., Jacksonville. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

Casino Night: Young Professionals Network will host a casino night from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Inn at the Commons, 200 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. The night will kick off with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. Blackjack, Texas Hold’em and roulette tables will open at 7 p.m. At the end of the event, cash in chips for a chance to win prizes. Admission is $20 or $35 for a double ticket and cocktail party attire is suggested. See medfordchamber.com or call 541-779-4847.

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.

Dance Showcase: Evergreen Ballroom will host its annual Winter Showcase on Friday, Jan. 25, at the ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. A beginners dance lesson will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Dance demonstrations and open dancing will be from 8 to 9:30 p.m., and dancing to a mix of ballroom, Latin and swing will be from 9:30 to 11 p.m. Admission is $8, $6 for kids and free for ages 12 and younger. Call 541-826-8000 or see evergreenballroom.com.

Saturday, Jan. 26

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 bricks 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 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. 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, Jan. 26, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 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.

Digging Dinos: Kids can go back in time and learn about dinosaurs with Bugs ’R Us expert John Jackson at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Explore real fossils, teeth, claws and imitation skin. Kids can participate in a dinosaur fossil dig and take home whatever they find. Registration is required. See jcls.org or call 541535-7090.

Teen Movie Matinee: Teens can watch the Marvel movie “The Avengers” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Film is rated PG-13. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Wii Teens: Kids 11 and older can play 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.

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.

LEGO Time: Kids are invited to build and display their own creations based on monthly themes from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the last Saturday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

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 ask questions, conduct research or ask library volunteers to retrieve particular documents, photos or files. Library hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 541-773-6536.

Star Promenaders: The square-dance 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, Jan. 27

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.

Teen Movie Matinee: Teens can watch the DC Universe movie “Justice League” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Film is rated PG-13. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Art Salon: Local artists will present digital images of their work and discuss its evolution at 2 p.m. the last Sunday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. On Sunday, Jan. 27, John Eastman will discuss his oil paintings. While photorealistic, his work has a contemporary, graphic quality inspired by the pop, minimalism and lowbrow movements. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.

Friendship Force: Debbie and Howard Miller, members of Friendship Force of Southern Oregon, will discuss their trip to the African island of Madagascar at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Royal Mobile Estates Clubhouse, 1055 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. The talk will include the history and culture of the island, followed by a slideshow of photographs. Friendship Force is a nonprofit, cultural organization focused on promoting understanding and cultural education through home stays. Admission is free. Call 541-896-1232 or see ffsoregon.org.

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, Jan. 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 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.

Bilingual Story Time: A combined English and Spanish story time is held at 11 a.m. Mondays at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. Call 541-864-8880 or see jcls.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.

Make It Art Monday: Adults can create a range of different crafts from noon to 2 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

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.

Teen Gamer Time: Teens ages 11 through 18 are invited to play a variety of Wii and PlayStation 4 games from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6980.

Veterans for Peace: The Rogue Valley chapter of Veterans For Peace will host a free film screening of the documentary, “Making Waves: Rebirth of the Golden Rule,” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Peace House, 543 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Unitarian Universalists of Grants Pass, 129 N.W. E St., Grants Pass; and 6:30 p.m Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The 25-minute film centers on a ship, Golden Rule, which set sail in 1958 to the Marshall Islands to protest underwater, atmospheric and outer space nuclear testing. Golden Rule ambassador Zoe Byrd will lead a discussion following the film. Find Veterans for Peace, Rogue Valley Chapter 15, on Facebook.com.

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.

Author Talk: Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor Barret O’Brien will discuss his novel “Greater Wilder” at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main, Ashland. O’Brien, along with fellow OSF actors, will read excerpts from “Greater Wilder,” offer a Q-and-A, and sign copies of the book. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

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, Jan. 29

ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum: Interactive science exhibits for kids of all ages are available at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Find 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.

Spanish Language Group: Improve your fluency in Spanish from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Medford Senior Center, 510 E. Main St. Look for casual, supportive conversation and interpretation of Caminos magazine articles, a free Spanish language magazine published every month with articles about Medford events that affect the Hispanic community. Call 541-779-1829 for information.

Art Exhibit: Phil Young will display his collection of acrylic paintings, titled “Narratives,” through January at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Young worked for Disney Inc. before he retired. He teaches at Rogue Community College and is a member of Art Presence in Jacksonville.

Classical Recorder Group: Bring your recorder and join in the group that plays primarily classical selections at noon every Tuesday at the Talent library, 101 Home St. An ability to read music is required. See jcls.org or call 541-535-4163.

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. Lessons are offered for $3. Registration is at 12:15 p.m. with lessons beginning 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.

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.

Digging Dinos: Children can go back in time and learn about dinosaurs with Bugs ’R Us expert John Jackson at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Explore real fossils, teeth, claws and imitation skin. Kids can participate in a dinosaur fossil dig and take home whatever they find. Registration is required. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6980.

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.

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, Jan. 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: 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.

Book Sale: Book sales are held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Look for new or gently-used books, DVDs and CDs. Call 541-826-3313 or see jcls.org.

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.

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.

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.

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, Jan. 31

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 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.

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 forinfoman44@gmail.com 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.

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