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.
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 email@example.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.
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
Breakfast: The Rogue Valley New Day Network Breakfast will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Fellowship, 87 Fourth St. Ashland. The breakfast speaker will be Amy Richard who will talk about the work of the Racial Equity Coalition.The RV New Day Network promotes peace, justice and sustainability in the Rogue Valley. This is a no-waste event, so participants are asked to bring their own utensils, plate, napkin, cup and food to share.
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.
Low Cost Pet Vaccines: Bring your cat or dog to the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway. Phoenix, Saturday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to get them vaccinated. Vaccinations are $10 each and nail trims are also available for $5. This is a cash-only clinic and all pets must be at least 8 weeks old and in good health. Call 541-774-6654.
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.
Contra Dance: Dances are held the third Saturday of every month at the Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Beginners instruction begins at 7 p.m. and dancing is from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 21, the caller will be Susan Michaels with live music by Treehouse. No perfumes or scented oils, and clean bodies and clothes are encouraged. Admission is $10, $6 for students. Call 541-488-0679 or 541-482-7751 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
L.E.F.T.: Rock 'n' roll band L.E.F.T. — singer and guitarist Bret Levick, Bob Evoniuk on Dobro, bassist Greg Frederick, drummer Matt Terreri and Don Harriss on keys — perform Levick's original rock, along with covers of songs by the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and others at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $10. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.