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.
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.
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.
Paul Turnipseed Trio: Guitarist Paul Turnipseed, bassist Jeff Addicott and drummer Mike Fitch will perform a mix of New Orleans and Latin rhythms, along with jazz and blues standards at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 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.
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.
Saturday, Nov. 11
Talent Garden Club: The club will meet from 10 a.m. to noon at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Emmalisa Whalley will present a her collection of bird photography and talk about local species. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman: Classical and flamenco guitarist Grant Ruiz and jazz guitarist Dan Fellman will join forces to perform at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 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.
Band du Pays Swing: The band will perform a mix of swing music for dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Evergreen Ballroom's Jacob Jagger will offer East Coast swing dance lessons at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. Call 541-535-7957 for reservations.
Polyrhythmics and Dirty Revival: Seattle band Polyrhythmics will play its psychedelic Afro-beats and funk Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Portland soul band Dirty Revival will open the show. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 the day of the show, and can be purchased at liveatthearmory.ticketspice.com. The show is open to ages 21 and older.