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)
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.
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.
Friday, Oct. 6
Center for the Visual Arts: Fall exhibits feature student, faculty and community artists and are open Friday, Oct. 6, through Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, on the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Look for photography by Matika Wilbur, "Project 562," in the Retzlaff gallery; the annual "Tiny Art Show" can be found in the Thorndike, Meyer Memorial, Art department chairs, Boise-Cascade and JELD-WEN galleries. A reception for the artists will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 6. The galleries' hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Film screening and Q&A: "Rebels on Pointe," a film that follows Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo — a male drag ballet company founded in 1974 by a group of New York City ballet enthusiasts, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St., Ashland. The film, directed by Southern Oregon University alumnus Bobbi Jo Hart, juxtaposes behind-the-scenes access and intimate stories of its dancers, highlighted by playful, entertaining performances of traditional classical ballet in parody form and "en travesti." Hart will attend the screening and host a Q-and-A. An after-party dance will be at 9:45 p.m. at the Ashland Springs Hotel. Tickets are $25 for the movie and the dance, or $15 for the dance party only, and can be purchased on ashlandfilm.org.
Son Ravello: Singer and songwriter Mysha Caruso, singer Manda Bryn Severin and pianist Jason O’Neill-Butler will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 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.
Saturday, Oct. 7
Talent Harvest Festival: The annual Harvest Festival in downtown Talent kicks off with a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. The 5K, 10K Run and Walk takes off at 8 a.m. The main attraction, the Grand Parade will travel along Main Street at 10 a.m. Live music by Ur Mom, Ashland Taiko and The Rogue Suspects starts at 11 a.m. on the City Hall Stage. A clown and puppet show and dancing by Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre will be at the Skate Park. Look for growers' booths, food vendors, children's activities and a car and motorcycle show. There will be arts and crafts booths and a car and motorcycle show.
Talent Garden Club: The club meets the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Email email@example.com.
Bear Creek Salmon Festival: Look for salmon returning to Bear Creek at the 13th annual Bear Creek Salmon Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Enjoy live music, games and activities, a demonstration of Native American traditional salmon cooking and much more. Refreshments will be available from Sultan's Delight food truck. See bearcreeksalmonfestival.net or call 541-488-6606.