Monday, Oct. 2
Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at all Jackson County library branches. See jcls.org.
Colorful Mondays: Adults are invited to express their creativity through coloring from 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Monday at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Coloring supplies are provided. Call 541-744-6996 or visit jcls.org.
Line Dancing for Seniors: Line dancing for adults 60 and older is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Advanced line dancing is from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the center. Admission is $2. Call 541-488-5342.
Children's Chess Club: Kids 5 and older are invited to join the club from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 541-774-6995 or see jcls.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 3
Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market: Fruits and vegetables, crafts, specialty foods, drinks and more are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
Books at Noon: The readers group discusses the varied books members are reading and offers suggestions for new reads from noon to 1p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
North Mountain Park & Nature Center: The Nature Center offers a variety of programs and interpretive exhibits that teach about local natural and cultural history and sustainable living. Explore the park’s demonstration gardens, nature trails, pavilion, picnic and play areas. The North Mountain Park & Nature Center is next to Bear Creek at 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Park is open sunrise to sunset, nature center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 541-488-6606 or see northmountainpark.org.
Tuesday Afternoon Knitters: All levels of knitters, crocheters and tatters gather to learn from each other, share ideas and make creations from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St., Phoenix. Call 541-326-2035 or see Tuesday Afternoon Knitters on Facebook.
Author Talk: Author Ellie Alexander will talk about her new book, “Death on Tap,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Trivia Night: Tuesday Night Team Trivia is held at 7 p.m. at Louie's Restaurant, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free, and prizes will be awarded. Call 541-482-9701.
Wednesday, Oct. 4
Hands-All-Around Quilters: Visitors can work on individual projects or sew quilts for charity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-732-0141.
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum: The museum features a variety of interactive science exhibits at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is $2 the first Sunday of every month. See upcoming events, shows and activities at scienceworksmuseum.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday . Admission is $12, $10 for ages 2-12 and 65 and older. See scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767. Hours are for Fall - Spring (ac)
The Brothers Reed: Guitar and vocal duo Aaron Reed and Philip Reed will play original folk and pop at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See www.bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Thursday, Oct. 5
Call to Teen Writers: The Medford Teen library is sponsoring a scary story writing contest through Oct. 21. Teens are invited to visit the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., to pick up a writing prompt then write a scary story of 500 words or fewer. Prizes will be awarded to the top three stories and featured at the annual Spooky Story Read-Aloud Oct. 30. Call 541-774-8685 or see jcls.org.
Photography Convention: The Southern Oregon Photographic Association will host the annual Convention of the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs to be held Thursday, Oct. 5, through Sunday, Oct. 8, at Stevenson Union at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The convention will feature workshops, field trips, vendors and more. Photographer George Lepp will give a keynote address, "Extreme Capture Techniques in Nature Photography," and will be available to answer questions and offer tips on photography. See columbiacameraclubs.org to register or find information.
Art Exhibit: Southern Oregon University's Schneider Museum of Art will present fall exhibitions beginning on Thursday, Oct. 5, from artists Nat Mede, Loren Munk of Brooklyn, N.Y. and the late Clifford Wilton of Ashland, in addition to a selection of works titled "Highlights of the Permanent Collection," at the Schneider Museum of Art, 555 Indiana St., Ashland. A reception for the artists will be at 5 p.m. , Oct. 5, and feature wine from Cliff Creek Cellars and live music by SOU student Anthony Bock. The gallery's hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Friday, Oct. 6, through Dec. 16. See sma.sou.edu of call 541-552-6245 for more information.
Author Talk: Author Victoria Leo will talk about her book, “Red State Blue Heart,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Trivia Night: Smithfields Pub & Pies hosts free trivia from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Call 541-482-7437.
Joe Cohoon Trio: Acoustic bassist Joe Cohoon — along with a revolving cast of players — will perform classic, instrumental jazz at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See www.bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Greta Matassa and Ed Dunsavage: Jazz guitarist Ed Dunsavage and Seattle-based singer Greta Matassa will team up to present "The Art of the Duo" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is $25. Reservations are available at siskiyoumusicproject.com or by calling 541-488-3869. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
Tarun Bhattacharya: Indian classical music master Tarun Bhattacharya will perform on a santoor — an instrument similar to a dulcimer, played by striking it with a pair of small, spoon-shaped wooden hammers — at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $20. See grizzlypeakwineryinfo.com or call 541-482-5700.