Tuesday, Nov. 14
Tech Talk: Tech Talks are held at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or visit the library's reference desk to register. See jcls.org.
North Mountain Park & Nature Center: The Nature Center offers a variety of programs and interpretive exhibits that teach 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. The park is open sunrise to sunset, and the nature center is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-488-6606 or see northmountainpark.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. 15
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.
Family Writing Workshop: Children and families are invited to a story writing workshop presented by playwright, novelist and actor Barret O'Brien at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Learn about the four pillars of what makes a great story and craft tales using props, group voting and other creative forms of expression. Call 541-774-6995 or see jcls.org.
Frankie Hernandez: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Frankie Hernandez will play dance grooves and ballads at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 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.
Thursday, Nov. 16
Lecture: Dr. Jean Houston, author and adviser to UNICEF will give a presentation "The Necessary Rise of Women in Times of Radical Change," at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Southern Oregon University Music Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is free. See jeanhouston.com
Author Talk: Author Lori Henriksen will discuss her novel, “The Winter Loon,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Native Plant Society: Alexis Brickner of the Rogue River Watershed Council and program coodinatior for the Siskiyou Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon will present Why Fish Need Plants at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in Room 161 of the Science Building on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Learn about the importance of vegetation around local and regional streams and lakes, how it relates to fish populations and restorative programs. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Call 860-878-2049 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Charles Guy and Linda Powers: The guitar and violin duo will perform Latin and flamenco flavored instrumentals and covers at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 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.
Hawktail: Fiddler Brittany Haas, bassist Paul Kowert and guitarist Jordan Tice brought on mandolinist Dominick Leslie to form Hawktail. Music fans will recognize their acoustic stylings from their various other outfits: Punch Brothers, David Rawlings, Crooked Still and A Prairie Home Companion. Hawktail performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Headwaters Room of the Geos Institute, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. Tickets are $25, $15 for ages 17 and younger, and can be purchased at Music Coop in Ashland, Hilltop Music in Phoenix, or by calling 541-552-1665.
Friday, Nov. 17
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..
Ashland International Folk Dancers: The group meets Fridays at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, to perform dances from Eastern and Western Europe, Greece, Scandinavia, Israel, Turkey and the Middle East. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m., and dancing goes from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. No partners needed. Admission is $5. Call 541-535-6397 or 541-482-8249.
Not Too Shabby: Singer Lisa Yriarte, guitarist Pete Brown and drummer Mike Fitch will play a mix of pop, blues, R&B and contemporary hits at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 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.
Saturday, Nov. 18
Holiday Expo: Rosebud Multimedia will host a holiday expo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the gymnasium at Central Medford High School, 815 S. Oakdale Ave, Medford. Look for a winter wonderland filled with vendors, treats, crafts and more. There will be opportunities for holiday shopping, crafts, cookie decorating for children and even a visit with St. Nick himself. Admission is free with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy. All toys will be donated to CASA of Jackson county. Call 541-776-4422.
Ice Skating: The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink will host its annual "First Frost Gala" from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at 95 Winburn Way, across from Lithia Park, Ashland. Look for figure skating performances, Ice sculptures, live DJ music and more. The ice rink will be open through Feb. 19, Skate rentals, snacks and hot drinks will be available. Call 541-488-9189 or see ashland.or.us/IceRink for schedule and admission information.
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of folk, pop and soul at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 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.