Friday, Dec. 18

Friday, Dec. 18

Luminaries: Perl Funeral Home and Siskiyou Memorial Park will place more than 4,000 luminary candles around the park from dusk Friday, Dec. 18, till dawn Saturday, Dec. 19, at the park, 2100 Siskiyou Blvd., Medford. Community members are invited to drive or walk through the park, enjoy the beauty of the lights and remember a loved one. Please enter the park at the Siskiyou Boulevard Chapel and business office entrance and park in the main lot in front of the chapel. Call 772-5488.

Saturday, Dec. 19

OLD TIME MOVIE NIGHT: Take a break with the family from the holiday frenzy to enjoy an evening of free movies at the Christian Church of Ashland, 318 B St., corner of Second and B streets. The double bill features RKO's 1945 "Dick Tracy, Detective," starring Morgan Conway as Tracy and Ann Jeffreys as Tess Trueheart, screening at 6:30 p.m. "3 Godfathers," director John Ford's 1948 color western classic starring John Wayne, is a tale of three fugitive bank robbers following their inner Star of Bethlehem to their own redemption and will begin at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Although admission is free, donations are accepted. Call 482-1561.

MADA SHELL GALLERY holiday bizarre bazaar: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. through Dec. 19 and noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 20-23 at 27 N. Main St., No. 7, Ashland. There will be unusual handmade gifts by regional artists and artisans, music and other entertainment and a crafts table for children. Call 482-2969.

used toy and book sale: First United Methodist Church in Medford, 607 W. Main St., will be selling good-quality, used toys and children's books from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Baby Nursery at the church. Call 899-7237.

Sunday, Dec. 20

ROXYANN HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW: From 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 20. There will be handcrafted items by more than 15 artisans, including crafts, jewelry, clothing and more, in the RoxyAnn Winery Garden, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Visit the winery's Web site at www.roxyann.com.

Monday, Dec. 21

MEDFORD TEEN LIBRARY MOVIE MADNESS: Have fun watching a free movie with friends during Winter Break Movie Madness at the Medford Teen Library, 205 South Central Ave. All movies show from 2-4 p.m. and are sponsored by the Friends of the Medford Library. Call 774-6413.

Dec. 21, "Elf," rated PG. Will Farrell plays Buddy, a boy who was raised by elves at the North Pole and travels to New York City to find his birth father. Dec. 22, "The Holiday," rated PG-13. Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black are featured in a tale of two women who swap houses and continents for the holidays. Dec. 23, "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," rated PG-13. Deck the halls with laughter with Chevy Chase and the escapades of the Griswold family. Dec. 28, "Up," rated PG. This animated feature tells the tale of a man who launches his home into the sky with thousands of balloons to travel the world. Dec. 29, "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince," rated PG. Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts challenges him to use all his wizard skills against Lord Voldemort. Dec. 30, "Spirited Away," rated PG. When a young girl's parents are changed into animals she must fend for herself in this Japanese anime adventure.

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 discounted scholarship memberships for qualifying 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 meet at 11 a.m. Mondays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. Call 664-4933.

christmas lights walking/jogging tour: The Rogue Valley Family YMCA is sponsoring a three-mile jogging tour and one-mile walking tour of Medford's most beautiful Christmas light displays at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21. Meet at South Valley Bank in the Hillcrest Office Park (on Hillcrest Park Drive off Hillcrest Road, 1/3 mile east of N. Phoenix Road intersection). Bring a thermos of hot cocoa or cider and healthy treats for a post-run gathering. The event is free and open to all. Call 772-6295 for updates in the event of inclement weather.

Tuesday, Dec. 22

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.

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, Dec. 23

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.

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.

MRS. CLAUS VISIT: Mrs. Claus will visit storytime at the Eagle Point Branch Library, 239 West Main St., from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. She will have lots of fun stories and songs for preschool children. Call 826-3313.

Monday, Dec. 28

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, Dec. 31

Pacific Wine Club: The wine club will holds it "Festive Bubble Bash in the Warehouse," an open house featuring complimentary wine tastings, door prizes and finger foods from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at the store, 3588 Heathrow Way, Medford, near the airport. Admission is free. Call 245-3334.

Saturday, Jan. 2

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, Jan. 3

COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING CLUB: Shoot 'em up Western-style with the Table Rock Rangers at 10 a.m. on the first Sunday and second Saturday 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. Spectators are welcome and admission to the park is free. Call 772-9941.

Monday, Jan. 4

DROP IN & DRAW: The Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, today will begin offering its winter program of supervised art workshops for children ages 6-13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Mondays that the Medford School District has no scheduled classes. Cost is $3 per hour per child and includes art supplies. No pre-registration is required, length of stay is flexible and parents are welcome to stay. Call 772-8118.

Thursday, Jan. 7

COMMUNITY CHORUS: A community chorus will meet from 1:30 to 3:20 p.m. Thursdays in Room 321 of the Rogue Community College/Southern Oregon University Higher Education Center, corner of Riverside Avenue and Eighth Street, Medford. All ages are welcome. Call 779-2796.

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 will welcome new members to the first Thursday meeting in January and begin preparing the music for the 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.

Friday, Jan. 8

PRESCHOOL Puppet Theatre: The North Mountain Park Nature Center will host a Preschool Puppet Theater for preschoolers and kindergartners (age 3-5) from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. on the second Friday of each month at the nature center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The session will begin with a brief lesson followed by a puppet show with Bucky Beaver and his friends, a snack and a related craft or activity. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are guaranteed only until 10:30 a.m. Please arrive early; there will be no late seating. Admission is $5 per child. To register, see http://ashlandparks.recware.com.

DROP OFF & DRAW DATE NIGHT: The Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, tonight will begin its winter program designed to allow children ages 6 to 13 to stay busy creating art at the center while parents have a few free hours to have a "date night" out. The sessions will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Friday of the month. The cost is $15 per child for the three hours and children must be pre-registered. Call 772-8118.

Saturday, Jan. 9

COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING CLUB: Shoot 'em up Western-style with the Table Rock Rangers at 10 a.m. on the first Sunday and second Saturday 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. Spectators are welcome and admission to the park is free. Call 772-9941.

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.

Thursday, Jan. 14

Call To Poets: Poets 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.

Saturday, Jan. 16

WINTER WINE EVENT: Del Rio Vineyards Winery is hosting a tasting of its award-winning wines from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at its winery, 52 N. River Road, Gold Hill. The $10 admission includes the tasting of wines and local food, live entertainment and a logo wine glass. See taste@delriovineyards.com or www.delriovineyards.com or call 855-2062.