Thursday, Nov. 9
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 email@example.com.
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.
Sunday, Nov. 12
Jane Austen Society: The society will discuss "The Midnight Bell" by Francis Lathom and a talk will be given by a descendant of the author at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-482-3262.
David Pinsky and Phil Newton: The guitar and harmonica duo will play original '60s-style Chicago blues duets at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 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.
Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter: The harp duo will present traditional Celtic music from Sweden and Ireland, along with original compositions and humorous stories, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $20. Call 541-482-5700 or see grizzlypeakwinery.info.
Monday, Nov. 13
Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at all Jackson County library branches. See jcls.org.
Tai Chi for Seniors: Tai Chi for adults 50 and older is held from 9:15 to 11 a.m. Mondays for beginners at the Grove, 1195 E Main St., Ashland. Advanced class is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Admission is $4. Call 541-488-5342.
Color 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.
Poetry Reading: Suzanne Petermann will read from her new book, "When I Go, Selected French Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke," and Joyce Epstein will read from her poetry collection, "The Journey of Not Knowing," at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.