Friday, Nov. 13
Giving Tree: Hang new gloves, mittens, scarves, hats and even socks on the 2009 Giving Tree at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The library will be accepting the winter items until Saturday, Dec. 5. This year, the donations will be presented to about 150 children attending Ashand's two Head Start programs. The children range in sizes and ages, so a variety of sizes and styles of gifts will be appreciated. Call 774-6995.
LITHIA ARTISANS MARKET: Arts, crafts and live music will be available weekends through Nov. 15 at the outdoor market held along Calle Guanajuato behind the Ashland Plaza. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call 488-1040.
NATURE STORY TIME: Kids of all ages can enjoy stories about bugs, bears, birds, jungles and other nature subjects at 10:30 a.m. Fridays at the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 482-3241.
Good hair: Two showings of the documentary, "Good Hair," part the Ashland Independent Film Festival's monthly series, will be presented at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St., Ashland. The documentary, starring and directed by comedian Chris Rock, explores the way hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks and self-esteem of the black community. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children and seniors. The monthly series benefits the AIFF. See www.ashlandfilm.org.
Veteran's Day Exhibit: The Ashland Historic Railroad Museum will continue its second Friday History Night with a Veteran's Day exhibit, "We're Coming Over, WWl: Ashland Goes to War by Train," showing at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the museum, 258 A St., above Lela's Restaurant, Ashland. Robert T. Harrison, a Fulbright scholar and Southern Oregon University professor, will be speaking about the history of World War I. Numerous photos and artifacts from World War I will be displayed from the Lawrence Powell collection, courtesy of Julia Woosnam. Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided. Call 261-6605.
Lecture: Master of Zen arts Shozo Sato will present "Active Empty Space?" from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at Carpenter Hall, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Sato was awarded the "Order of the Sacred Treasure" medal by the Emperor of Japan in 1992. He is a master in the highest order of Japanese Tea Ceremony, flower arrangement and black-ink painting. Todd Barton, a local artist and composer for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, will play the Japanese bamboo flute to introduce the lecture. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 482-5435.
Saturday, Nov. 14
COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING CLUB: Shoot 'em up Western-style with the Table Rock Rangers at 9 a.m. on the second Saturday and first Sunday of every month at the Jackson County Sports Park, 6900 Kershaw Road, Central Point. The entry fee is $13 and includes five scenarios during each event. Arrive early to register. The club members shoot in accord with The Single Action Shooting Society and wear period clothing. Admission to the park is free. Call 772-9941.
Flower demonstrations: Donna Boehm, a floral decorator, will present a floral demonstration at the Talent Garden Club meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Boehm will give ideas for choosing and caring for flowers and greenery, making arrangements and decorating a holiday table using simple materials and containers. Homemade refreshments will be available. Call 535-9055.
Science and art of wine: Four Upper Rogue wineries will use educational displays and presentations to teach participants about the science and art of wine from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Agate Ridge Vineyards, 1098 Nick Young Rd., Eagle Point; Crater Lake Cellars, 21882 Highway 62, Shady Cove; Folin Cellars, 9200 Ramsey Road, Gold Hill and Del Rio Vineyards, 52 N. River Road, Gold Hill. Complimentary wine tasting also will be available. Call 855-2062.
WOOD CARVERS CLUB: The carving group meets from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. The group teaches and shares ideas with beginning and intermediate woodcarvers. The fee is $2 per month. Call 665-3634 or 665-7190.
Gaming Day: Families are invited to come and play board games at the second annual celebration of "National Gaming Day at Your Library," from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Medford Branch Teen Library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. The event is a national initiative supported by the American Library Association. Call 774-6413.
LEATHER CRAFTS: The Rogue Valley Leather Guild meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of every month at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. The hobbyist group teaches and shares ideas about tooling leather and saddle-stitching. Call 826-3177 or 899-3663.
Genealogical Research: Charleen Brown will discuss "How to Start Your Genealogical Research" from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Rogue Valley Genealogical Library, 95 Houston Road, Phoenix. Admission is free. Call 512-2340 to preregister for the talk.
Poet's workshop: The Medford library will offer a poet's workshop at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Carpenter Room at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Amy MacLennan, a local poet, will discuss "Literary Magazine Publishing for Poets," explore the merits of print versus online magazines, explain how to write cover letters and bios, find current calls for submission and discuss how to handle rejection notices. MacLennan's poetry has appeared in the Northwest Review, River Styx, Cimarron Review, Rattle, Folio, Hayden's Ferry Review and Tebot Bach's Anthology of California Poets. Call 734-5573.
Two's company: The Friends of the Eagle Point Library will host its "Second Saturday" featuring the musical duo, Two's Company, from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Community Room at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. The duo, J.C. Cook and Larry Cavalier, will perform keyboard and vocal selections from Great American Songbook composers, including Cole Porter, Rogers and Hart, Duke Ellington and Irving Berling. Call 826-3313.
book sale and auction: The Friends of the Ashland Library will host its annual holiday book sale and silent auction from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in the Gresham Room of the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Items for sale or for auction include gently-used books, gift baskets and gift certificates. Call 774-6996.
Havurah Auction: Havurah Shir Hadash will hold its annual auction at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. This year's event will be themed, "Tradition! A Year of Abundance," and the silent auction will feature gift certificates, items from local restaurants, spas and craftspersons. The live auction will feature holiday getaways to the Oregon Coast, Arizona and a vacation home in Maine. "The Priestly Blessing," a stained-glass window by local artist Mitch Sherman, also will be on the auction block. Admission is $30 and includes food, wine and entertainment. Call 488-7716.
Sunday, Nov. 15
Flea market: Antiques, collectibles and crafts will be available at a flea market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Admission is $1 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Call 772-8211 or see www.fleaforall.net.
SOUTHERN OREGON WOOD TURNERS: Learn how to turn wood on a lathe at 2 p.m. on the third Sunday of every month with the Southern Oregon Wood Turners Club. The group meets at 175 Royal Ave., Rogue River, and anyone interested is invited to attend. Call 956-5958 or 476-6137.
STORYTELLING: A free story time for children ages 3 and older is at 3 p.m. Sundays at Unicorn Gifts & Toys, 53 N. Second St., Ashland. Call 488-5943.
Monday, Nov. 16
BOOK EXCHANGE: A free book exchange is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Santo Community Center, 701 N. Columbus Ave., Medford. Call 774-2400.
Kid time! discovery experience: Kid Time! is offering free scholarship memberships for families. Stop by the activity center and see if your family qualifies for a special membership. Youngsters and their parents or caregivers will find activities that educate and entertain at the nonprofit play space, 226 N. Ross Lane, Medford. Kid Time! offers interactive exhibits such as the grocery store, café, construction zone, into the woods, water works, medical center, art space, toddler town and the outdoor space, along with a café serving espresso and snacks from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Various crafts, activities and storytelling also are offered. Kid Time! hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 for children, $3 for adults. A three-month family membership costs $40. See www.kid-time.org or call 772-9922.
SENIOR SINGERS: The Central Point Senior Singers will meet at 11 a.m. Mondays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. Call 664-4933.
The Secret Garden: The Phoenix library will hold a book discussion of "The Secret Garden" from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at the library, 510 W. First St., Phoenix.
Following the discussion, Livia Genise, artistic director for Camelot Theatre, will present on how to transform a novel into a musical. Dessert, beverages and a drawing for two tickets to Camelot's production of "The Secret Garden" also are available. Call 535-7090.
Tuesday, Nov. 17
GROWERS MARKET: The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 24 at the Ashland Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. The market offers flowers, produce, plants, baked goods and crafts. Call 261-5045.
Birthday Book Program: The Friends of the Shady Cove Library sponsor a book gift program for children living in Shady Cove, Trail and surrounding areas. Children ages 2 through 5 are eligible to receive a free book on their birthdays. Registration is available from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the library, 22477 Highway 62, Shady Cove. Parents will receive information to help spark their child's interest in reading. Call 878-2270 for more information.
Genealogical society: The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society Inc. will offer a special presentation, titled "Lost Towns of the Rogue Valley," by Charleen Brown at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Oregon Education Association's Uniserv Building, 2495 S. Pacific Highway, Medford.
book sale: The Applegate library will offer a weeklong book sale from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Nov. 17-20, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Applegate library, 18485 N. Applegate Road. Call 846-7346.
Juggling Club: The Talent Juggling Club meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the gymnasium at Talent Elementary School, 307 W. Wagner Creek Road, Talent. All jugglers, beginning to advanced, are welcome. Call 535-1163.
SWEET ADELINES: The Southern Oregon Sound chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an a cappella chorus for women, meets from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rogue Valley Christian Church, 1440 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford. The four-part chorus, directed by Martha Segura, is a nonprofit music education association and offers lessons on vocal technique, musical accuracy and showmanship. Segura is the lead singer for Razzcals, an international award-winning quartet. The Southern Oregon chapter of Sweet Adelines performs locally and in an annual regional competition. Women interested in singing with the chorus are invited to attend. See www.sweetadelinesos.org or call 774-9606.
Wednesday, Nov. 18
PLAY WITH SCIENCE: Year-round exhibits at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, explore energy, anatomy, chemistry, perception, motion, engineering and more. Visitors can play with soap bubbles in the Bubble-ology Room; pedal a bike to send power to an electric train; challenge their senses in the Hall of Illusions; and explore their creativity in Einstein's Art Studio. There also are crazy mirrors, big blocks and a climbing structure in the Kids Space. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission costs $7.50, $5 for children ages 2 to 12 and seniors older than 65. See www.scienceworksmuseum.org or call 482-6767.
History lecture: Ean Roby will present the second part of "The Greek and Persian Wars," titled "Part II: Final Victory — Or Was It?," from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the large meeting room at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The first significant conflict between ancient Iran, or Persia, and the peoples of Europe occurred in the so-called "Persian Wars" with the Greeks in the early 5th century B.C. This lecture series will discuss the major events of these wars and how they contributed to Western perception of the Persians and other Eastern peoples. This program is presented by the Friends of the Medford Library, who will also provide refreshments. Call 774-6443.
Science Works: ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum will host a luncheon to celebrate its seventh anniversary from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Rogue Valley Country Club, 2660 Hillcrest Road, Medford. RSVP by e-mailing email@example.com or calling 482-6767 ext. 32.
Astronomy: The Southern Oregon Skywatchers Astronomy Club meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the North Medford High School Planetarium, 1900 N. Keene Way, Medford. Robert Black, the planetarium director, will present on "The Kepler Mission: The Search for Earth-like Planets in Our Galaxy." See www.orskywatchers.org.
SPELLING BEE: A spelling contest will be held at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at Louie's Bar and Grill, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is $1. Children are welcome to participate but must be out of Louie's by 10 p.m. The winning contestant will take the pot plus a dollar-for-dollar match by Louie's. Call 482-9677.
Thursday, Nov. 19
GROWERS MARKET: The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 19 at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. The market offers fresh flowers, produce, plants, baked goods and crafts. Call 261-5045.
COMMUNITY CHORUS: A community chorus will meet from 1:30 to 3:20 p.m. on Thursdays in the new Rogue Community College presentation hall, corner of Riverside Avenue and Eighth Street, Medford. All ages are welcome. Call 779-2796.
Railroad history: Larry Mullaly will present "How the Railway Came to the Rogue Valley" from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Mullaly is a published railway historian and a member of the Southern Oregon Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. The presentation will also include railway photographs provided by the Southern Oregon Historical Society. Call 826-3313.
Film Festival: The Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center and the Medford and Ashland Congregational churches will host the Wild and Scenic Film Festival at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Ashland Congregational Church, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., and Friday, Nov. 20, at the Medford Congregational Church, 1801 E. Jackson St. The films include narratives from people throughout the world encouraging others to protect natural resources and wild places. "Division Street," a look at the transportation crisis, will be featured in Ashland, and "Renewal," which comprises stories of communities finding ways to be better stewards of the environment, will be featured in Medford. See kswild.org
MEN'S BARBERSHOP SINGING: Men interested in four-part harmony are invited to attend the Rogue Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Society meetings at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. Men interested in four-part harmony are invited. Call 779-7118.
WOMEN'S BARBERSHOP SINGING: The Rogue Valley Women's Barbershop Chorus meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Boys and Girls Club, 203 S.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass. Visitors may enter the club at the G Street entrance. The chorus is looking for new members and preparing for its 2010 show. No auditions are necessary. Women interested in singing are invited. Monthly dues cost $15, but a free 30-day trial membership is available. Funds generated by the club benefit high school students in Grants Pass and Rogue River, the Junior Honor Choir and the Boys and Girls Club. Call 476-7006 or 474-4447.
Author Reading: Authors Joy Fate and Hal Dresner will read from their book "The Amazing Menorah of Mazeltown," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. In the book, young Molly and Max stumble upon a menorah in their father's junkshop which begins to change their home town, Mazeltown, in the days leading up to Hanukkah. Call 488-0029.
Friday, Nov. 20
Eden Valley Orchards: The winery will host several events through November and December at its tasting room and the Voorhies Mansion at 2310 Voorhies Road, Medford. Judge wines at a wine voting event Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21, in the tasting room. Learn about the history of the Voorhies Mansion and see its Christmas adornment at a Thanksgiving Open House Friday through Sunday, Nov. 27-29. Enjoy big, bold Cabernets from regional wineries at the Inaugural Monthly Rogue Wine Tasting Sunday, Dec. 6, at the mansion. Admission is $15. The tasting room also will offer holiday gift boxes and gift cards Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5-6; mulled wine and food parings Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 12-13; and a wine trivia with special prizes, Dec. 19-20. Call 512-2955 ext. 2.
CHILDREN'S COMMUNITY PLAY GROUP: Living Earth Circle sponsors a baby and young children's play group from 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Friday of every month at Pioneer Hall, next door to the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Performers, teachers and families share in activities such as music, dance, puppet shows and crafts. Admission is $8 for one child with an accompanying adult, $4 for each additional family member or friend. Three-month sessions are available for $35 for families with one child attending, $50 for families with more than one child attending. See livingearthcircle.org for information. Call 488-5340 to register.
Saturday, Nov. 21
BREAKFAST: A breakfast of biscuits and gravy, omelets, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, potatoes, pancakes, fruit, juice and coffee will be offered from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Medford Masonic Center, 975 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. The cost is $6.
Holiday Celebration: Butte Falls will hold a community, day-long Holiday Celebration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. The celebration includes more than 100 Christmas Nativities from around the world, the annual Christmas in the Country bazaar hosted by the Lady Lioness, a Victorian Christmas tree raffle, a $1,000 Wal-Mart gift card raffle and a wildlife photography display by David Irwin. Butte Falls High School will sell Krispy Kreme donuts, and all the local businesses will be open. Maps showing the locations of key events will be available at all the businesses. Call 865-3519.
GingerBread Tours: Following the GingerBread Jubilee auction and judging, the gingerbread masterpieces will be available to view from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Wednesday, Nov. 21-25, at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. All the architectural wonders will be featured in the community tours, and are sold to benefit the theater. Admission is $3. The theater also will host a Holiday Artisan Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21-22, at 32 S. Central Ave. (across from the theater). Cash and checks accepted. All proceeds benefit the Craterian theater. Call 779-8195 or see www.craterian.org.
Book and author Fair: Book lovers and authors are invited to the 2009 Southern Oregon Book and Author Fair from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Ashland Springs Hotel, 212 E. Main St., Ashland. The fair is an opportunity for writers to promote their works and gain a new audience of readers. Some of the participating authors include L.J. Sellers, Donald Ball, Barbara Corrado Pope, Lorena McCourtney, Debra Murphy, Diane Goeres-Gardner, George Byron Wright, Dawna Curler, Jill Livingstone, Kathryn Golden, Rick Johnson, R. Hawk Starkey, Barbara Irvin, Theresa Gooch, Ann Gonzalez, Mabel Armstrong, Betty Grant Henshaw, Fayagail Mandell Bisaccia, Claire Krulikowski, Janis Hunt Johnson, George F. Skipworth, David Daigle, Jura Sherwood, Jo-Brew, David L. Israel, Marshall Umpleby, Amy Miller, KatSue Grant, Bonnie Johnson, Joseph Frederico, Bob Mayer, David Churchman and Judy C. Reynolds. Call 535-3390.
Winter fair: The Siskiyou School will host its Waldorf Winter Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the school, 631 Clay St., Ashland. The festivities will include puppeteers, storytelling, candle dipping, henna art, window stars, pocket people and the "crystal cookie room." Lunch will be available in the Winter Berry Café, and handcrafted gifts will be in the North Pole Store. Call 482-8223.
Book Sale: The Friends of the Rogue River Library will host a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in the community meeting room of the library, 412 E. Main St., Rogue River. Proceeds benefit the Rogue River library. Donations of good, used books are welcome. Call 864-8850.
HISTORIC WALKING TOURS: Ben Truwe will unlock the secrets of the past during his "Haunted Brothels and Opium Dens of Medford" walking tours offered at 11 a.m. on the third Saturday of every month. Find out where Medford residents "lynched the knocker and burned the hammer." The free tours last about two hours and are suitable for all ages. Participants should dress for the weather and meet at the Southern Oregon Historical Society's History Center, 106 N. Central Ave., Medford. Call 773-8369 for reservations.
SOUTHERN OREGON STITCHERS: Needleworkers and embroiderers are invited to join the Southern Oregon Stitchers, the local chapter of the Embroiderer's Guild of America. The group will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the First Presbyterian Church, 456 W. Pine St., Central Point. See www.sosega.com or call 472-1216.
science activities: The Southern Oregon University Chemistry and Physics Clubs will offer a free demonstration of hands-on science activities from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Kid Time!, 226 N. Ross Lane, Medford. Children ages 6 to 10 are invited to participate in the fun, interactive science fair. Call 255-3721.
old time Movie Night: "Border Law," a 1931 western starring Buck Jones as a Texas Ranger who joins an outlaw gang to bring his brother's slayer to justice, will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Christian Church of Ashland, on the corner of Second and B streets. Doors open at 6 p.m. A 1942 Warner Bros. film version of the Broadway hit "The Man Who Came to Dinner," starring Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Jimmy Durante and Monty Wooley, will be the second feature of the evening and begins at 8 p.m. A reel of classic snack bar ads and vintage coming attraction previews will be shown between the two films. Doors open at 6 p.m. and a snack bar will be open all evening. Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted. Call 482-1561.
Monday, Nov. 23
ACCORDION CLUB: The Medford Accordion Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. Anyone interested in playing or listening is invited to attend. Admission is $1. Call 488-7777.
Thursday, Nov. 26
Inner-faith celebration: The 26th annual Thanksgiving Inner-Faith Celebration Service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, in Wesley Hall, at the First United Methodist Church of Ashland, 175 N. Main St. More than a dozen different religious and spiritual views and traditions will be represented at this year's service, "Honoring Oneness in Diversity." The service includes singing, dancing, chanting, flute playing, drumming and speaking. Call 482-1025.
Friday, Nov. 27
Holdiay open house: The Northwest Nature Shop will host its annual holiday open house from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at the shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. The festivities will include wine tasting from Winter's Hill Winery from 1 to 3 p.m., samples of holiday treats from Pete's Gourmet Confections and award-winning cheeses from Rogue River Creamery from noon to 4 p.m., magic shows by Magical Michael from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and storytime by author Kim Zwemer-Margulis at 10:30 a.m. Susan Calla, editor of A Rare Botanical Legacy, will sign books from noon to 3 p.m. and Pepper Trail, author of "Shifting Patterns: Meditations on the Meaning of Climate Change in Oregon's Rogue Valley," will sign copies of his book from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Call 482-3241 or see www.northwestnatureshop.com.
Open house: Del Rio Vineyard will offer a Thanksgiving open house from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Nov. 27-29, at its tasting toom, 52 N. River Road, Gold Hill. The open house includes hors d'oeuvres, weekend specials and complimentary wine tasting with a purchase. Call 855-2062.
Saturday, Nov. 28
Breakfast: An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be offered from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, Nov. 28 and Dec. 26, at Warren Lodge, 135 Oregon St., Jacksonville. The menu will include sausage, ham, eggs, pancakes, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice for $6. Call 899-1463.
Railroad show: Model railroad displays and exhibits can be found at the 32nd annual Rogue Valley Railroad Show scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. The show features model railroad layouts, historical railroad artifacts and memorabilia as well as a swap meet, door prizes and a raffle. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors over 60 and free for children 14 years and younger if accompanied by an adult. All proceeds from the event fund improvements to the exhibits and facilities at the City of Medford's Railroad Park. Call 535-7952, 890-8145 or 821-5547.
Friday, Dec. 4
A paperwhite ball: The Hillcrest Committee will host its annual holiday event, "A Paperwhite Ball," at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the Rogue Valley Country Club. The event will feature an auction including four themed parties, a four-course meal and complimentary wine. Tickets cost $125 per person. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Call 772-1614.
Saturday, Dec. 5
ANIMAL SHELTER TOUR: The Friends of the Animal Shelter offers free tours of the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix, from noon to 12:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month. Children are welcome with parental supervision. Call 774-6646.
Sunday, Dec. 6
Musicians swap meet: Buy, sell and trade for new, used and vintage music gear at the 12th annual Musicians Swap Meet from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Bellview Grange Hall, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Admission is $1 for adults and free for children under 12 years old. Call 482-4830.
Tuesday, Dec. 8
Rock Garden society: The North American Rock Garden Society, Siskiyou Chapter will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Medford Congregational Church, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Members will present pictures of personal gardens and plants or picture of places and gardens they have visited. Call 664-5934.
CALL TO POETS: Rhymers of all types may sign up for an open-mic session to be held at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month, at the Downtowne Coffee House, 200 Talent Ave., Talent. Sign-ups will be at 6:30 p.m. Call 512-1007.