Live Rogue Valley music, ice skating, car clubs & more: Dec. 16
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Friday, Dec. 16
Ice Skating: The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink, located at 95 Winburn Way, across from the Lithia Park playground in Ashland, is open for skating through February 2023. Admission is $5, $4 for ages 6-13, and free for ages 5 and younger. Skate rentals are available for $3. Concessions will be closed. Call 541-552-2258 or see ashland.or.us/icerink for schedule and admission information. All changes in participation requirements, scheduling, skating lessons and programs will be posted to the website.
Kids Special Storytime: Children ages 5 and older are invited to a special winter storytime at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at the Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St. Following the story, kids can do a craft where they share their favorite traditions listening to everyone’s favorite seasonal songs. For further details see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-582-1714.
Spanish Language Group: English speakers with at least an intermediate knowledge of Spanish can meet at 11 a.m. Fridays, at the Santos Community Center, 701 N. Columbus Ave., Medford. Look for casual, supportive conversation and interpretation. Native speakers are welcome to help. Call 541-499-6646.
Gold Hill Book Club: The Gold Hill Library Book Club for adults 18 and older will meet at 3 p.m. the third Friday of each month, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. On Friday, Dec. 16, the book to be discussed will be “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman. Books are available for pickup one month before the meeting date. For further details or to register, see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-855-1994.
Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at JD’s Sports Pub and Brewery, 690 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.
Library Music Night: The Rogue Valley Sauerkrauts German Band will perform marches, polkas, and waltzes that are often played in a German hofbräuhaus from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. For further details see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-774-8679.
Rogue World Music: Malinka World Music Collective and Rogue World Music will hold an evening of Eastern European music and circle dancing from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Elder Apothecary, 5 N. Main St., Suite 2, Ashland. RWM’s Macedonian folklorist Sophia Blanton will facilitate. All experience levels and all ages welcome. Admission is by voluntary donation. For further details email at firstname.lastname@example.org or see rogueworldmusic.org/events.
Steve Shine Jazz Trio: The trio — Steve Shine, Tom Stamper and Vernocia D’Leon — will play a mix of jazz, R & B, blues and current music at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Trium Wines Tasting Room, 203 E. Main Street, Talent. See triumwines.com or call 541-625-9100.
David Cahalan: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Cahalan will perform at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Call 541-245-1133 or dancin.com.
Christina Hanks: Singer and guitarist Christina Hanks will perform at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Schmidt Family Vineyards, 330 Kubli Road, Grants Pass. See sfvineyards.com or call 541-846-9985.
Tye Austin: Classical guitarist and composer Tye Austin will perform traditional Mexican and Spanish music from 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday through Sunday, through Dec., at Miguel’s Family Mexican Restaurant, 21679 Highway 62, Shady Cove. Call 541-878-9435.
Jazz Vespers: A special live holiday jazz vespers will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. Featured musicians Patty McCoy, Teresa McCoy and Sean McCoy will play Christmas music, which will also include carol sing-alongs. Call 541-779-1711.
The BS Project: Cliff Beneventi and Ken Snoke, aka. The BS Project, will perform modern and classic rock at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Bloomsbury Blends, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. $5 cover. See bloomsburyblends.com or call 541-708-0608.
Greta Gardnier: Singer, songwriter and banjo player Greta Gardnier will perform original folk songs at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Shine On: The band — guitarist Steve Shine, bassist John Galloway, and drummer Cathy Dorris — will play covers of Grateful Dead songs at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.
Nick Garrett Powell: Guitarist and singer Nick Garrett Powell, lead singer of the acoustic duo The Fret Drifters, will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Jefferson Spirits, 404 E. Main St, Medford. See jeffersonspirits.com, Jefferson Spirits on Facebook or call 541-500-1349.
John Dabaco: Jazz pianist John Dabaco will perform standards and classics at 6 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, at the Hearsay Restaurant, Lounge and Garden, 40 S. First St., Ashland. See hearsayashland.com or call 541-625-0505.
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at The Vintage Coffeehouse & Sake Bar, 250 E. Wagner St., Talent. Find @TheVintageCoffeeHouseandSakeBar on Facebook.
Saucy: The five-piece band will play an eclectic mix of country, folk, rock and more at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Casey & The Cutoffs: Local post-grunge boogie band Casey & The Cutoffs will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Local 31 Pub, 31 Water St., Ashland. Tickets are $10. For tickets and further details see local31pub.com or call 541-708-6813.
Saturday, Dec. 17
Auto Europa Ashland Car Club: People interested in European classic and exotic cars can meet from 8 to 10 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at Water Street Café, 10 Water St., Ashland. The club often goes on cruises to various locations throughout the valley. For further details, see autoeuropaashland.com.
Medford Cars & Coffee: Car enthusiasts can meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m. every Saturday at 2780 E. Barnett Road, Medford, near Starbucks and Mountain Mike’s Pizza. The group will not hold meetings in the event of rain or snowy weather. Find Medford Cars and Coffee on Facebook for further information.
Grants Pass Growers Market: Find local seasonal produce, baked goods, beverages and more from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the Commercial Building at Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass. On Saturday, See growersmarket.org.
Low-cost pet vaccines: Make an appointment for your pet to get vaccinated and licensed at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix, on Saturday, Dec. 17. This drive-thru, appointment-only clinic is only open to dogs and puppies. All cat timeslots for November have been filled. Vaccinations available for dogs are rabies and distemper/parvo booster. No nail trimming done. Pet owners must call the shelter to schedule or reserve a spot online at fotas.org/vaccinations by Friday, Dec. 16. Dog licensing is required at this low cost clinic. All dogs six months of age and older are required by law to be vaccinated for rabies and licensed. Distemper/parvo vaccinations are $15 each; rabies vaccinations are $10 each. License fees vary based on the dog’s neuter/spay status and length of licensing selected, and discounts are available for veterans and seniors 62 and older. This is a cash-only clinic, with the exception of license fees, and all pets must be in good health. Pets that are on antibiotics, in heat or on cortisone products cannot be vaccinated. These low cost vaccination clinics are held the third Saturday of every month. Call 541-774-6654.
David Barnes: Southern Oregon singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, David Barnes, will perform jazz and folk music with concert ukulele and guitar solos from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday at the Great Harvest Bread Company, 203 Genessee St., Medford. Call 541-245-3310.
Music in the Library: The Britt Festival Orchestra musicians — violinist Renia Piotrowski-Shterenberg, clarinetist Ilya Shterenberg and cellist Lisa Truelove — will present a 30-minute trio concert of music by Bach, Haydn and Beethoven at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Jacksonville library, 340 W. C St. A Q-and-A will follow the performance. For further details see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-899-1665.
Mercy Duo: The soul, pop and R&B duo—singer Lynda Day and guitarist Dave Day — will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.
Jen & Jon: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jen Ambrose and guitarist and composer Jon Galfano will perform a mix of original blues, soul and folk at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Rogue Underground: Four-piece band Rogue Underground will perform high energy funk, soul, and rock at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Mister Bee: Guitarist Mr. Bee will perform indie and classic rock at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Walkabout Brewing Co., 921 Mason Way, Medford. See walkaboutbrewing.com or call 541-734-4677.
Sunday, Dec. 18
Adult Crafternoon: Adults 18 and older can make festive paper snowflakes at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Supplies will be provided. For further details see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-774-6980.
Jimmy Limo: Multi-instrumentalist and singer Jimmy Limo will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at Pebblestone Cellars, 1670 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-512-1655.
Nick and Shae: Multi-instrumentalist Nick Garrett-Powell and singer Shae Celine will perform covers of popular music at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
JustaDuo: Singer Alois Henderson and multi-instrumentalist and singer Albert Lee will perform easy listening pop and light rock at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Tim Church: Guitarist Tim Church will play a mix of classical, jazz, Spanish and Brazilian instrumentals at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Monday, Dec. 19
Take & Make: Kids and their families can stop by any JCLS branch to pick up a take-and-make craft kit during select dates. Each library branch offers a unique craft for every age group, from preschoolers to adults, and all needed supplies are included in the kit. For details see jcls.libcal.com or call the library branch in your area.
DART Mobile Services: The JCLS DART outreach vehicle, which visits a variety of locations throughout Jackson County, is a Wi-Fi hotspot and computer lab all rolled into one. Library staff will offer use of their laptop computers, along with tech help and special programs and presentations. Anyone within a 300-foot radius of DART can access its Wi-Fi for free. To learn more, including the most up-to-date schedule of stops, see jcls.org/DART or call 541-774-8679.
Romance Reader’s Book Club: Adults interested in reading romance novels can meet at 2 p.m. the third Monday of each month, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. On Monday, Dec. 19, the novel to be discussed will be “Chance of a Lifetime,” by Jude Deveraux. For further details see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-855-1994.
Paul Schmeling Band: The Paul Schmeling Band will perform jazz standards from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at Martino’s Restaurant and Lounge, 58 E. Main St., Ashland. See martinosashland.com or call 541-488-4420.
Tuesday, Dec. 20
Rogue Valley Growers Winter Market: Seasonal produce, bakery items, specialty foods, drinks, art, crafts and more are available from local vendors from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday in December, at the Ashland National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. SNAP/EBT accepted. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
Children’s Museum: The Children’s Museum of Southern Oregon, 413 W. Main St., Medford, features early learning opportunities, educational experiences, interactive play exhibits and activities for children. Exhibits at the hands-on museum include farm-to-table play area, ranger station, wildlife rescue tree-house, a replica of Bigfoot, “The Makery,”art projects and more. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is $12 for adults; $8 for children; memberships, scholarships and discounts available. For further details see tcmso.org or call 541-772-9922.
Medford Senior Center Bingo: The Medford Senior Center will host bingo games for adults at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday at the Medford Senior Center, 510 East Main St.; $8 for six cards for 10 games. Must be 18 or older to participate. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. For further details on the games or for a full listing of activities and services available, see medfordseniorcenter.org.
Social Dance Club: Dance to music performed by keyboardist Darren Kuykendall from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Dances include swing, foxtrot, waltz, cha-cha, Tango and more. You do not need a partner to participate. Admission is $6. Call or text 541-941-1973.
Tuesday Afternoon Knitters: Knitters, crocheters, lace needle crafters and tatters of all skill levels can gather to learn from each other, share ideas and create new pieces from 3 to 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St., and from 3 to 5 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. For further information see Tuesday Afternoon Knitters on Facebook.
Tea Time Tuesday: Tweens and teens, ages 12 to 18, can join in a book discussion with tea (or a different themed beverage) and snacks provided at 4:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month (except January, which will be held on Jan. 24) at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The book to be discussed on Tuesday, Dec. 20, will be “We Are Not Free” by Traci Chee. Books are available to check out through the library or by using the Hoopla app. For further details see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-774-8679.
Southern Oregon Photographic Association: The local camera club, active since 1961, meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month, in Lidgate Hall at the Medford United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. All interested in photography or video production are welcome. For further information see sopacameraclub.com.
Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon: YSSO, conducted by Cynthia Hutton, will continue its 35th anniversary season with a YSSO alumni concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. The program includes the Concerto for Four Violins in B minor, Op. 3, No. 10 by Antonio Vivaldi; J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Oboe & Violin in C minor; W.A. Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major; Hungarian Dances 5 & 6 by Johannes Brahms (arr. Ryden); Romanian Rhapsody No. 2 by George Enesco (arr. Rich); as well as Victor Herbert’s “March of the Toys” (arr. McAlister) and another holiday favorite, “Sleigh Ride,” by Leroy Anderson. Alumni soloists include clarinetist Clara Haptonstall, oboist Gabe Young, and violinists Abby Young, Katelyn Savino, Kathleen Strahm and Sean Bullock. Tickets are $25, $10 for students with ID. Tickets and information are available at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.
Wednesday, Dec. 21
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum: A variety of interactive science exhibits are available at the museum, located at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. The interactive museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Many exhibits will be modified to reduce touch surfaces — fewer hands-on activities — and increase physical distancing. Admission is $12.50, $10.50 for ages 2 through 12 and 65 and older, and free for kids under age 2, $3 for SNAP/Oregon Trail card holders. Admission is $3 the first Sunday of every month; group discounts available. The museum will be closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25. To purchase tickets or for more information, see scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.
After-School Activities: School-age children are invited to join in an after-school activity from 2 to 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Each week, activities will have a different theme. Activities include games, crafts, build-it challenges, STEAM projects, and more. Snacks provided. No program Dec. 21, 28. For further details see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-774-8679.
Yarnia: Children 8 and older, as well as adults, can learn to knit or crochet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Supplies and instruction are provided. All levels welcome. For further details see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-826-3313.
Welcome Winter Celebration: Children ages 4 and older can celebrate the arrival of winter with beeswax candle rolling, cookie decorating, solstice stories, and more at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd.; teens ages 13 to 18 can create winter-themed luminaries while snacking on cookies and cocoa at 4:30 p.m. For further details see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-774-6980.
Music History Presentation: James Pagliasotti, first rock ‘n’ roll columnist for the Denver Post, where he covered music and counterculture from 1968 to 1974, will present “Growing Up When the Music Mattered,” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The classic era of rock ‘n’ roll music was a time of incredible creativity in the arts and in artful ways of living. It was also a tumultuous time, when struggles over civil rights, the Vietnam War, political assassinations, and gender equity sometimes made it seem the world was coming apart. Pagliasotti, who covered counterculture and music with press credentials and a backstage pass, will discuss this era in music and how it developed its own culture. For further details see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-774-8679.
Gold Hill Teen Hangout: Teens can meet to play board games, watch movies, discuss books, get homework help and more at 4 p.m. every Wednesday at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. For further details see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-855-1994.
Dayton Mason: Gypsy jazz singer, songwriter and guitarist Dayton Mason will perform at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. $15 cover; includes dinner. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Rogue Blues Society: The Rogue Blues Society will hold a jam session from 6 to 9 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. A different band will host each jam. Admission is free; donations gladly accepted. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com, find Rogue Blues Society on Facebook or call 541-500-8881.
Open Mic: The Phoenix Clubhouse will host an all-ages, all-talents open mic from 7 to 10 p.m. every Wednesday, at the clubhouse, 310 N. Main St., Phoenix. A different host will mc/perform each week. Drums, amps, keyboards and more will be available for use. For further information see phoenixclubhouse.com.
Thursday, Dec. 22
Eagle Point Book Sale: Book sales are held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Look for new or gently-used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds help fund library programs, activities and collections. For further details, see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-826-3313.
Music in the Library: Musicians from Rogue Valley Symphony will perform on the main floor of the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22. For further details see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-774-6980.
Teen Music Jeopardy: Teens 13 and older can show off their knowledge in a music-themed Jeopardy match at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Pick from several categories, answer trivia questions, guess song titles, and beat opponents to victory. The winner will receive a prize and the title “Ultimate Music Champion.” For further details see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-826-3313.
Jen Ambrose: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jen Ambrose will play a mix of original blues, soul and folk at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Trivia Night: Lighthearted games of trivia are available at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Portal Brewing, 100 E 6th St, Medford. Participation is free; prize for winning team. Call 541-326-2261.
Comedy Improv Sessions: The Rogue Valley Improvers, led by Thomas Hartmann who trained with Second City Chicago, will hold free improvisational comedy practice from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. This group is neither affiliated or endorsed by JCLS. For further information, email email@example.com.
Friday, Dec. 23
Pinsky and Phil: Guitar and harmonica duo David Pinsky and Phil Newton will play original ‘60s-style Chicago blues duets at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at Schmidt Family Vineyards, 330 Kubli Road, Grants Pass. See sfvineyards.com or call 541-846-9985.
David Cahalan: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Cahalan will perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
DeLuxe: The band DeLuxe will perform covers of classic rock tunes at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.