Tuesday, Nov. 7
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 various books and offers suggestions for new reads at noon the first Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
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, Nov. 8
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.
History Lecture: Part of the "Windows in Time' history lecture series, local historian Lina Cordia presents "The Fruits of their Labors: the Bracero Program in Southern Oregon" at noon Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Learn about the history of the Bracero Program, a series of bi-national agreements between the U.S. and Mexican governments that contracted Mexican laborers to work primarily in American agriculture from 1942 to 1964. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Bear Creek Jazztet: Pianist Ben Gault will play "pre-bop" improvisational jazz at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Gault's list of favorite composers includes W.C. Handy, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and Harold Arlen. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Ari and Mia Friedman: This band featuring sisters Ari and Mia Friedman will perform early folk, Americana and music inspired by southern and northeastern fiddle music traditions at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $15. Call 541-482-5700 or see grizzlypeakwinery.info.
Thursday, Nov. 9
Open Mic: The Rogue Valley chapter of the Oregon Poetry Association will hold its monthly open-mic-without-a-mic reading Thursday, Nov. 9, at Downtowne Coffee House, 200 Talent Ave., Talent. Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m. and readings begin at 7 p.m. This month's suggested theme is "Salute to Veterans." Call 541-512-1007.
Author Talk: Author Angela Ewing will discuss her novel, “The Gunpowder Conspiracy,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Book signings will be available. 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 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Friday, Nov. 10
Peace Conference: Peace House will host a free conference "Palestine and Israel Dialogue: Moving Towards Understanding; It Won't Stop Until We Talk" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the Stevenson Union on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The conference will feature a variety of videos and speakers with a wide range of perspectives. A free buffet lunch will be served. Call 541-482-9625.
Preschool Puppet Theatre: See what Brenda Bear and friends are up to at 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of every month at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $6. A brief environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show and playtime. A snack and craft or activity will follow. No late seating is allowed.
Conservation Celebration: Southern Oregon Land Conservancy will celebrate 39 years of safeguarding lands in Southern Oregon with a dinner, silent auction and live music. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Ashland Hills Hotel, 2525 Ashland St. There will be regional wines, jazz by guitarist Ed Dunsavage and sax player Steve Davidson, appetizers and a gourmet meal. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at landconserve.org or by calling 541-482-3069.
Author Talk: Authors Dr. Robin Miller and Dr. Dave Kahn will discuss their book, “Healed: Health and Wellness for the 21st Century: Wisdom, Secrets and Fun Straight from the Leading Edge,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Book signings will be available. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Southern Oregon Swing: Swing dances are held from 8 to 11 p.m. every second and fourth Friday at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Beginners' instruction is at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10, $5 for ages 66 and older, and free for ages 18 and younger and full-time students. Call 541-324-7981.
Rogue Valley Symphony: Violinist Bella Hristova returns to perform again with the Rogue Valley Symphony. Hristova will play a concerto written by her husband, composer David Ludwig, co-commissioned by RVS for its 50th anniversary season. Hector Berlioz’s Overture to Béatrice et Benedict and Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 “Reformation” are also included in the program. Concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland; at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave, Medford; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Craterian. There will be no Grants Pass performance. Tickets range from $36 to $55 for the Ashland concert; $15 to $48 for the Medford concerts. Tickets are $15 for ages 6 through 22 at all shows. Tickets can be purchased at rvsymphony.org or call 541-708-6400.