Friday, July 23

Friday, July 23

The 37th Annual Diamond Lake Square Dance Festival: The Star Promenaders Dance Club will host its annual square dance festival Friday and Saturday, July 23-24, at Diamond Lake Resort, 350 Resort Drive, Diamond Lake. The event will kick off with a square dance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, and dances will be held throughout each following day. Wayne Weaver of Medford and Nasser Shukayr of San Antonio, Texas, will be the callers and Sharon and Casey Parker of Manteka, Calif., will be the cuers. Traditional square dance attire is required. Admission to the dances and workshops ranges from $4 to $9 and is available at the gate. Call 541-292-9498 or 1-800-733-7593 for additional information.

AUDIO WALKING TOURs: Walk through areas of historic Ashland while listening to Oregon Shakespeare actor Michael Hume tell the story of a village that grew in the American wilderness. Audio tour-players and maps are available for $5 at the front desk of the Ashland Springs Hotel, 212 E. Main St., Ashland. See www.ashlandaudiowalks.org or call 541-488-1700.

LITHIA PARK WALK: Join naturalists from Ashland Parks & Recreation at wo a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 29 for free easy nature walks in Lithia Park. Participants should meet at the park's entrance on the Ashland Plaza. Call 541-488-5340.

PRESCHOOL Puppet TheatER: See what Bucky Beaver and his forest friends are up to during a puppet theater from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. the second and fourth Fridays of each month through August at the North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. A brief environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show, play time, a snack and related craft or activity. The show is for preschoolers and kindergartners 3 to 5 years of age, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $5 per child. There will be no late seating. Registration prior to day of program is required. To register, see http://ashlandparks.recware.com or call 541-488-6606.

PEOPLE'S MARKET: The outdoor People's Market is open from noon to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and from noon to 3 p.m. Sundays at 170 Main St., Phoenix. The market offers various wares, live music and family activities. Call 541-840-9359.

fair at wolf creek inn: Artists, authors and musicians will be showcased Friday through Sunday, July 23-25, at the Wolf Creek Inn, 100 Front St., Wolf Creek. There will be live music, book and poetry readings, storytelling and exhibits of paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. Hours will be 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Food will be available. Visit http://historicwolfcreekinn.com or call 541-866-2474.

Friday Night Festival aT PFAFF PARK: Rock band Hog Wild will perform live music at 6 p.m. Friday, July 23, at Robert Pfaff Park, 635 Manzanita St., Central Point. A movie, "Where the Wild Things Are," rated PG, will be shown at dusk. There will be food and prizes for kids. Call 541-423-1978.

Ashland library: "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," rated PG-13, will be presented at 6 p.m. Friday, July 23, in the Teen Department of the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is free. Call 541-774-6994.

FOLK DANCERS: The Ashland International Folk Dancers meet Fridays at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m., and dancing begins at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $3. Call 541-482-8249.

FAMILY MOVIES AT CREEKSIDE: Free family-oriented movies will be shown at 8 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 27 at the Creekside Christian Center, 585 Nick Young Road, Eagle Point. See www.creeksidechristiancenter.com or call 541-826-5523.

BALLROOM DANCE PARTY: Dancing will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, July 23, at Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Night club two-step lessons will begin at 7:30 p.m. No partner or registration is required. Admission is $8; $6 after 8:30 p.m. and for youths. See www.evergreenballroom.com or call 541-826-5000.

Saturday, July 24

ASHLAND SATURDAY MARKET: The Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 30 at Lithia Way and First Street in Ashland. The market offers flowers, produce, plants, baked goods and crafts. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com or call 541-951-5756.

DEMONSTRATION GARDENS TOUR: Take a free, guided tour through the butterfly, amphibian-reptile, native plants, heirloom and herb Gardens at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, at 9:30 a.m. every second Wednesday and fourth Saturday through August. The tours are suitable for ages 10 and older, and registration is required. See http://ashlandparks.recware.com or call 541-488-6606.

LITHIA ARTISANS MARKET: The Lithia Artisans Market is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays on Calle Guanajuato along Ashland Creek, Ashland. The market showcases regional arts and crafts and live music; creekside dining is available. See www.lithiaartisansmarket.com or call 541-488-1040.

MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT: Tribal: A Feast for the Senses," featuring a variety of media by Cathy Dorris and regional and national artists, along with ethnic drumming by Hand in Hand and pairings of wine and ethnic food, will be presented from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Admission is $8 and includes food. Wine will be available by the glass. Call 541-821-0651.

Sunday, July 25

RAILROAD PARK: Medford's Railroad Park is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of every month through October. Visitors of all ages can ride steam and diesel trains, view scale-model railroad layouts, send and receive telegrams, participate in handcar and motor-car rides and view historical railroad equipment and artifacts. New to the park this year is the opening of the garden railway's large outdoor display. The Railroad Park is near Medford Fire Station No. 4 at the intersection of Table Rock Road and Berrydale Avenue, a few blocks north of the Rogue Valley Mall. Admission and parking are free; donations to maintain and expand the park are accepted. Call 541-779-3002 or 541-944-9176.

Monday, July 26

STORYTELLER CHRISTOPHER LEEBRICK AT THE jACKSON COUNTY lIBRARIES: Award-winning storyteller Christopher Leebrick will perform at branches of the Jackson County Library Services. Leebrick's tales are set in places that range from the Appalachian Mountains to Oregon's high desert. The storytelling sessions of part of JCLS' Summer Reading Programs. Admission is free. Here's the schedule:

10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6980. 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-535-7090. 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 30, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163.

ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM: "Water Your Mind: Read" is the theme for the adult summer reading program at Jackson County Library Services. Adults can pick up a reading log at any branch library and list four books read or listened to before Aug. 14. Readers who return the forms by Aug. 14 will be eligible for prizes. Weekly winners will receive used books, and there will be a grand prize at the end of the summer. Call 541-774-6987 or a local branch library.

CHILDREN'S SUMMER READING PROGRAM: "Make a Splash — READ!" is the theme for the children's summer reading program at Jackson County Library Services. Children ages 3 to 12 who read or listen to 10 books will receive bookmarks, reading certificates, coupons for a free kid's meal at HomeTown Buffet and passes to Kid Time Discovery Experience in Medford. Kids also will be eligible for prizes at local branch libraries. Parents of infants and toddlers up to 36 months can read to their children and receive books, signed certificates and bookmarks. See www.jcls.org, contact your local branch library or call 541-774-6423.

teen summer reading program: "Make Waves @ Your Library" is the theme of the teen summer reading program at Jackson County Library Services. Ages 12 to 18 may review books, CDs, audiobooks or DVDs and be eligible to win an iPod Nano and other prizes. Call 541-774-6413 or a local branch library.

BOARD GAME CLUB: Families are invited to play board games from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month through August at the Ashland Library Branch, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. There will be about 25 different board games.

Tuesday, July 27

GROWERS MARKET: The Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 23 at the Ashland National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St. The market offers flowers, produce, plants, baked goods and crafts. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com or call 541-261-5045.

AUTHOR ANN LINNEA: Author of "Keeper of the Trees: A Guide to Re-Greening America," Linnea will present a slide show about her book at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St. Local carver Russell Beebe and Takelma Elder Agnes Baker Pilgrim, who are featured in Linnea's book, will be at the reading. Proceeds from the book's sales will benefit Sanctuary One, a care farm for rescued domestic animals. Light refreshments will be served. Visit http://sanctuaryone.org.

SWEET ADELINES: The Southern Oregon Sound chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an a cappella chorus for women, meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rogue Valley Christian Church, 1440 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford. The four-part chorus offers lessons on vocal technique, musical accuracy and showmanship. The Sweet Adelines perform locally and in an annual regional competition. Women interested in singing are invited to attend. See www.sweetadelinesos.org or call 541-774-9606.

dance and jam: Lee Earl and his Out'a Gas Band host an open jam and dance at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rogue River Community Center, 136 Broadway St., Rogue River. Admission is $2. Call 541-899-1846.

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 541-535-1163.

jeopardy trivia: Join the fun at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Louie's Bar and Grill, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Entry fee is $1, and there will be prizes. Children are welcome to participate but must be out of the restaurant by 10 p.m. Call 541-482-9677.

Wednesday, July 28

JACKSONVILLE MUSEUM QUILTERS: The quilting group meets from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Thursdays at the U.S. Hotel, 123 S. California St., Jacksonville. Anyone interested may attend at no charge. Call 541-941-2463.

scienceworks museum: Hands-on science activities for visitors of all ages are set for weekends through July at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Year-round exhibits explore energy, anatomy, chemistry, perception, motion, engineering and more. Summer hours at the museum are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7.50, $5 for children ages 2 to 12 and seniors older than 65. There are additional fees for some activities. See www.scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.

AUTHOR HERB HEIMAN TALKS TO TEENS: Local author Herb Heiman will talk to teens about writing his award-winning book "Running on Dreams" at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at the Central Point Branch Library, 116 S. Third St. Set in Talent, the book is about a popular track star who overcomes his prejudice when he discovers similarities between himself and a new student with autism. Call 541-664-3228.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of the book by Harper Lee, the Friends of the Ashland Public Library are sponsoring a free showing of the film, starring Gregory Peck, at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 28, at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996.

TEEN Fun: Teenagers may create music from bottles filled with different levels of water at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at the Gold Hill Branch Library, 202 Dardanelles St. Additional instruments for making music also will be provided. Call 541-855-1994.

TALENT EVENING MARKET: The Talent Evening Market will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 8 in front of Talent City Hall, 110 W. Main St. There will be fresh produce, hand-crafted items, food and live music. Rock band Blue Lightning, featuring Dianne Strong, will perform July 28. Admission is free. To reserve a booth, e-mail talentmarketers@yahoo.com.

spelling bee: A spelling contest is held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Louie's Bar and Grill, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Participants can spell singly or on two-person teams. Entry is $1 per person. The winners and runners-up split the pot; the winners also receive a pot-matching gift certificate from the restaurant. Children are welcome to participate but must be out of the restaurant by 10 p.m. Call 541-482-9677.

THE SCOOT-N-WEAVERS: The dance club offers an advanced square-dance lesson followed by a workshop and dance from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is by donation. Call 541-772-8687.

west coast swing dance: Southern Oregon Swing offers dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at The Studio, 217 Fourth St., Ashland. Beginning and intermediate West Coast swing dance instruction is at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for a lesson and the dance; $3 for the dance only. See www.soswing.org or call 541-324-7981.

Thursday, July 29

GROWERS MARKET: The Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 18 at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. The market offers flowers, produce, plants, baked goods and crafts. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com or call 541-261-5045.

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. Call 541-779-7118.

WOMEN'S BARBERSHOP SINGING: The Rogue Valley Women's Barbershop Chorus meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Boys & Girls Club, 203 S.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass. Visitors may enter the club at the G Street entrance. Women interested in singing are invited to join the chorus. No auditions are necessary. 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 & girls Club. Call 541-476-7006 or 541-474-4447.

Friday, July 30

Free MOVIES at the central Point Library: "The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep," rated PG, will be presented at 1 p.m. Friday, July 30, at the Central Point Branch Library, 116 S. Third St. Call 541-664-3228.

Friday Night Festival at pfaff park: Latin trio Dos Gardenios will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, July 30, at Robert Pfaff Park, 635 Manzanita St., Central Point. The movie "Monsters vs. Aliens," rated PG, will be shown at dusk. There will be food and prizes for kids.

FAMILY MOVIES AT CREEKSIDE: Free family-oriented movies will be shown at * p.m. Fridays through Aug. 27 at the Creekside Christian Center, 585 Nick Young Road, Eagle Point. See www.creeksidechristiancenter.com or call 541-826-5523.

country western DANCE PARTY: Country-western dancing will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, July 30, at Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Country-western lessons will begin at 7:30 p.m. No partner or sign-ups required. Admission is $8; $6 after 8:30 p.m. and for youths. See www.evergreenballroom.com or call 541-826-5000.

Saturday, July 31

BREAKFAST: An all-you-can-eat breakfast of sausage, ham, eggs, pancakes, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee will be offered from 8 to 11 a.m. the last Saturday of every month at Warren Lodge No. 10 in Jacksonville, 135 Oregon St. The cost is $6.

BARBECUE: Hamburgers, fresh peach pie and ice cream highlight a barbecue fundraiser for the Central Point Senior Center from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at. Listen and dance to country western music by Buck & Boards starting at 1 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 per person; reservations required. Call 541-664-4933.

MOVIES IN THE PARK: "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," rated PG-13, will be presented at dusk Saturday, July 31, at the amphitheater in Bear Creek Park, Highland Drive and Siskiyou Boulevard, Medford. Kids' activities, including robot face-painting, will start at 7 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Admission is free. Call 541-774-2400.

Sunday, Aug. 1

Baba Wagué Diakité: The Portland-based potter and children's book author will present a talk about his native homeland of Mali in West Africa and read from his memoire, "A Gift from Childhood: Memories of an African Boyhood" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Hand-painted pottery by Diakité will be displayed from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and Aug. 1, at Hanson Howard Gallery, 82 N. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-772-8118 to reach the Rogue Gallery or 541-488-2562 to reach Hanson Howard Gallery.

Monday, August 2

free MOVIES at the Medford library: "Jaws," rated PG, will be shown at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, at the Medford Branch Library, 205 S. Central Ave. The free movies are part of the library's Teen Summer Reading Program. Call 541-774-6413.

Wednesday, August 4

WOMEN'S LUNCHEON: The Rogue Valley Women's Connection will host a mother-daughter luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, in the Ministries Center Building (behind First Church of the Nazarene), 1974 E. McAndrews, Road, Medford. Anna Tracy and Hayley Lester of Prineville will speak on "It is Never Too Late to Change." Karen Byrd will give travel tips, and music will be provided by Val Harrington and daughter Audrey Fox. Cost is $15; no nursery. Call 541-245-1652 or 541-855-7695.

TEEN BOOK CLUB: Teenagers can join a book discussion at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at the Medford Branch Library, 205 S. Central Ave. Up for discussion will "Shiver," by Maggie Stiefvater. Call 541-774-6413.

TALENT EVENING MARKET: The Talent Evening Market will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 8 in front of Talent City Hall, 110 W. Main St. There will be fresh produce, hand-crafted items, food and live music. Hip salsa band Havana Club will perform Wednesday, Aug. 4. Admission is free. To reserve a booth, e-mail talentmarketers@yahoo.com.

Thursday, August 5

ASHLAND SUFI HEART CIRCLE: Local dance leaders will present Dances of Universal Peace and practices of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Murshid Samuel L. Lewis at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at Hidden Springs Wellness Center, 1651 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is a suggested donation of $10. See ashlandsufi.com or call 541-482-4902.

Friday, August 6

FRIDAY FAMILY MOVIES: Enjoy free family movies throughout summer from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on some Fridays at the Central Point Branch Library, 116 S. Third St. The feature for Friday, Aug. 6, is "Surf's Up," rated PG, an animated comedy which takes audiences behind the scenes at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship. Call 541-664-3228.

mUSIC AND A MOVIE AT PFAFF PARK: Friday Night Festival will feature a movie, live music, food and free prize drawings for kids every Friday night through August 13 at Robert Pfaff Park, 635 Manzanita St., Central Point. On Friday, Aug. 6, Off The Wall will perform at 6 p.m. and "Free Willy" will be shown shortly after sundown. Call 541-423-1978.

SOUP FOR Peace: Pasta Piatti restaurant will be serve bowls of cold gazpacho from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, in the parking lot behind Gallerie Karon, 500 A St., Ashland, during the First Friday art walk. A suggested donation of $5 per bowl will help support completion of the Ashland Peace Wall, a community art work located in front of the Ashland library. All donations will be matched. Children under 12 years of age free. Call 541-552-0736.

DRUMMING CIRCLE: Rogue Community College percussionists will launch a First Friday drumming circle in connection with First Friday Art Night in Grants Pass. All drummers will be welcome. The drum circle will take place at 6 p.m. every first Friday through Oct. 1 in the parking lot at Sixth and G streets, adjacent to RCC's Firehouse Gallery. Call 541-956-7054.

SQUARE DANCE: The Star Promenaders host an easy mainstream dance at 7:30 p.m. on the first Friday of every month at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Admission is by donation. Call 541-770-5182.

FAMILY MOVIES AT CREEKSIDE: PremierWest Bank has joined with Creekside Christian Center in Eagle Point to provide free, family-oriented movies at 8 p.m. on Friday nights through Aug. 27 at the center, 585 Nick Young Road. Visit www.creeksidechristiancenter.com or call 541-826-5523.

Saturday, August 7

FAMILY PICNIC DAY: The Southern Oregon Historical Society is opening the historic Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road, between Jacksonville and Central Point, to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, for the third of four family picnic days this summer. The Southern Oregon Draft and Harness Association will be binding wheat grown at Hanley Farm, to be turned into Hanley Horsepower Flour. The public will be invited to help build wheat stacks for drying. There will also be crafts, children's games, tours, horse-drawn wagon rides and music. Admission is free for SOHS members, $7.50 for adults, $3 for children 3 to 12 years old, $20 for a family. Visit www.sohs.org or www.eventwerksoregon.com.

MOVIES IN THE PARK: Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and head on over to the Bear Creek Park Amphitheater, off Highland Drive between Barnett Road and Siskiyou Blvd., Medford, to watch a free movie and enjoy a pre-show activity. On Saturday, Aug. 7, the evening's theme — "Canned Food Drive for ACCESS" — is carried out with a water balloon toss activity and the showing of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," (2009), rated PG. Pre-show activity starts at 7 p.m.; showtime is at dusk. Call 541-774-2400.

Monday, August 9

TEEN LIBRARY MOVIES: As part of the Teen Summer Reading Program, free movies will be shown from 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays through the summer at the Medford Teen Library, 205 S. Central Ave. Today's feature is "Get Smart," rated PG-13, starring Steve Carell. Bungling secret agent Maxwell Smart is on a mission to battle the forces of the evil crime organization known as KAOS. Call 541-774-6413.

BOARD GAME CLUB: Families are invited to play board games from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each summer month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Chris DeFrisco, a local "board game geek," will provide at least 25 different board games. Call 541-774-6995.

ASK AN AUTHOR: Get answers to your questions about developing, publishing and promoting your book from authors Shoshana Alexander and Alissa Lukara at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month through October in the Guanajuato Room of the Ashland Library Branch, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Cost is $10 per drop-in session. Call 541-324-6370 or 541-201-0353.

Tuesday, August 10

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Medford Library Book Discussion Group meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on second Tuesdays in the Adams Room of the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Read the books, join in the discussions and enjoy refreshments. Call 541-774-6443.

Aug. 10 — "Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society," by Mary Ann Shaffer

Sept. 14 — "Mountains Beyond Mountains," by Tracy Kidder

Wednesday, August 11

DEMONSTRATION GARDENS TOUR: Take a free, guided tour through the Butterfly-, Amphibian-Reptile-, Native Plants-, Heirloom- and Herb Gardens at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, at 9:30 a.m. every second Wednesday and fourth Saturday, June through August. For ages 10 and older; registration is required. Visit http://ashlandparks.recware.com or call 541-488-6606.

MAGIC OF HENNA DESIGN: Local art students will teach teens and adults how to create a temporary henna hand design from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at the Central Point Branch Library, 116 S. Third St. Call 541-664-3228.

Thursday, August 12

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 541-512-1007.

Friday, August 13

PRESCHOOL Puppet TheatER: See what Bucky Beaver and his forest friends are up to during a puppet theater from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. the second and fourth Fridays of each month through August at the North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. A brief environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show, play time, a snack and related craft or activity. The show is for preschoolers and kindergartners 3 to 5 years of age, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $5 per child. There will be no late seating. Registration prior to day of program is required. To register, see http://ashlandparks.recware.com or call 541-488-6606.

ASHLAND MYSTERY READERS GROUP: Aaron Elkins, author of The Gideon Oliver Mysteries, will present a reading and book discussion at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at the Bookwagon, 1652 Ashland St. Admission is free. Call 541-488-4477 for more information.

mUSIC AND A MOVIE AT PFAFF PARK: Friday Night Festival will feature a movie, live music, food and free prize drawings for kids every Friday night through August 13 at Robert Pfaff Park, 635 Manzanita St., Central Point. On Friday, Aug 13, the Ed Dunsavage Latin Quartet will perform at 6 p.m. and "Planet 51" will be shown shortly after sundown. Call 541-423-1978.

SQUARE DANCE: Lantz's Dantzers host square dances on the second Friday of every month at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Advanced-level dancing begins at 6:30 p.m., round dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. and plus-level dancing begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $4. Call 541-772-1431.

FAMILY MOVIES AT CREEKSIDE: PremierWest Bank has joined with Creekside Christian Center in Eagle Point to provide free, family-oriented movies at 8 p.m. on Friday nights through Aug. 27 at the center, 585 Nick Young Road. Visit www.creeksidechristiancenter.com or call 541-826-5523.

Saturday, August 14

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 541-826-3177 or 541-899-3663.

MOVIES IN THE PARK: Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and head on over to the Bear Creek Park Amphitheater, off Highland Drive between Barnett Road and Siskiyou Blvd., Medford, to watch a free movie and enjoy a pre-show activity. On Saturday, Aug. 14, the evening's theme — "Luau" — is carried out with a Hawaiian lei craft activity and the showing of "Surf's Up," (2007), rated PG. Pre-show activity starts at 7 p.m.; showtime is at dusk. Call 541-774-2400.

STAR PROMENADERS: The club hosts a mainstream square dance on the second Saturday of every month at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Pre-rounds begin at 7:30 p.m., squares at 8 p.m. Admission is by donation. Call 541-770-5182.

Sunday, Aug. 15

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 Lane, Rogue River, and anyone interested is invited to attend. Call 541-956-5958 or 541-476-6137.

Tuesday, August 17

ART FOR KIDS: The Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, is offering weekly art sessions for children ages 7 to 12 from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday through August. "Relief Printing" and "Book & Paper Arts" are the topics for the week of Aug. 17-20. Prices vary per session; all materials included. Scholarships and discounts available. Visit www.roguegallery.org or call 541-772-8118.

AUTHOR HERB HEIMAN TALKS TO TEENS: Local author Herb Heiman will talk to teens about writing his award-winning book "Running on Dreams" at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Set in Talent, the book is about a popular track star who overcomes his prejudice when he discovers similarities between himself and a new student with autism. Call 541-774-6423.

Friday, August 20

FAMILY MOVIES AT CREEKSIDE: PremierWest Bank has joined with Creekside Christian Center in Eagle Point to provide free, family-oriented movies at 8 p.m. on Friday nights through Aug. 27 at the center, 585 Nick Young Road. Visit www.creeksidechristiancenter.com or call 541-826-5523.

SQUARE Dance: Lantz's Dantzers hold square dances on the third Friday of every month at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Prerounds begin at 7:30 p.m., and mainstream and plus dancing begins at 8 p.m. Admission is by donation. Call 541-772-1431.

Saturday, August 21

BREAKFAST: A breakfast of biscuits and gravy, omelets, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, potatoes, pancakes, fruit, juice and coffee will be served from 7:30 to 11 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at the Medford Masonic Center, 975 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Cost is $6.

HISTORIC WALKING TOURS: Ben Truwe unlocks the secrets of the past during his "Haunted Brothels and Opium Dens of Medford" walking tours 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 541-773-8369 for reservations.

TEEN CHESS CLUB: Teenagers may play the game of chess from 1 to 3 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the Medford Teen Library, 205 S. Central Ave. All levels of players are welcome, with basic instruction offered. Call 541-774-6413.

MOVIES IN THE PARK: Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and head on over to the Bear Creek Park Amphitheater, off Highland Drive between Barnett Road and Siskiyou Blvd., Medford, to watch a free movie and enjoy a pre-show activity. On Saturday, Aug. 21, the evening's theme — "Super Heroes" — is carried out with a Super Hero costume contest and the showing of "Spider Man," (2002), rated PG. Pre-show activity starts at 7 p.m.; showtime is at dusk. Call 541-774-2400.

Monday, August 23

BOARD GAME CLUB: Families are invited to play board games from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each summer month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Chris DeFrisco, a local "board game geek," will provide at least 25 different board games. Call 541-774-6995.

Tuesday, August 24

Friday, August 27

PRESCHOOL Puppet TheatER: See what Bucky Beaver and his forest friends are up to during a puppet theater from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. the second and fourth Fridays of each month through August at the North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. A brief environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show, play time, a snack and related craft or activity. The show is for preschoolers and kindergartners 3 to 5 years of age, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $5 per child. There will be no late seating. Registration prior to day of program is required. To register, see http://ashlandparks.recware.com or call 541-488-6606.

FAMILY MOVIES AT CREEKSIDE: PremierWest Bank has joined with Creekside Christian Center in Eagle Point to provide free, family-oriented movies at 8 p.m. on Friday nights through Aug. 27 at the center, 585 Nick Young Road. Visit www.creeksidechristiancenter.com or call 541-826-5523.

Saturday, August 28

DEMONSTRATION GARDENS TOUR: Take a free, guided tour through the Butterfly-, Amphibian-Reptile-, Native Plants-, Heirloom- and Herb Gardens at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, at 9:30 a.m. every second Wednesday and fourth Saturday, June through August. For ages 10 and older; registration is required. Visit http://ashlandparks.recware.com or call 541-488-6606.

Thursday, September 2

ASHLAND SUFI HEART CIRCLE: Local dance leaders will present Dances of Universal Peace and practices of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Murshid Samuel L. Lewis at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at Hidden Springs Wellness Center, 1651 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is a suggested donation of $10. See ashlandsufi.com or call 541-482-4902.

Saturday, September 4

FAMILY PICNIC DAY: The Southern Oregon Historical Society is opening the historic Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road, between Jacksonville and Central Point, to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 4, for the final family picnic day of the summer. The focus of this picnic day is local food production. The Southern Oregon Draft and Harness Association will thrash wheat grown at Hanley Farm, to be turned into Hanley Horsepower Flour. There will also be crafts, children's games, tours, horse-drawn wagon rides and music. Admission is free for SOHS members, $7.50 for adults, $3 for children 3 to 12 years old, $20 for a family. Visit www.sohs.org or www.eventwerksoregon.com.

Friday, September 10

ASHLAND MYSTERY READERS GROUP: Bill Adam Woog, a crime fiction reviewer and columnist for the Seattle Times, will present a talk at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at the Bookwagon, 1652 Ashland St. Admission is free. Call 541-488-4477 for more information.

Tuesday, September 14

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Medford Library Book Discussion Group meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on second Tuesdays in the Adams Room of the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Read the books, join in the discussions and enjoy refreshments. Call 541-774-6443.

Sept. 14 — "Mountains Beyond Mountains," by Tracy Kidder

Saturday, September 18

TEEN CHESS CLUB: Teens interested in playing the game of chess are welcome to drop in from 1 to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Medford Teen Library, 205 S. Central Ave. All levels of players are welcome, with basic instruction offered. Call 541-774-6413.

Saturday, September 25

AUTHOR HERB HEIMAN TALKS TO TEENS: Local author Herb Heiman will talk to teens about writing his award-winning book "Running on Dreams" at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Medford Branch Library, 205 S. Central Ave. Set in Talent, the book is about a popular track star who overcomes his prejudice when he discovers similarities between himself and a new student with autism. Call 541-774-6423.