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

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

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.

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.

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 or call 541-552-4900.

Saturday, Nov. 18

Rogue Modern Quilters Guild: The quilting group meets from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month for sewing, demonstrations and show-and-tell projects at Talent Town Hall, 206 E. Main St. A business meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. All levels of experience are welcome. Annual dues are $25. The first visit is free. Call 541-512-1442 or see

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 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

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 or call 541-552-4900.

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 or call 541-482-5700. 

Musica Matrix: Gothic Voices Medieval Choir, directed by Pat O'Scannell, will sing the polyphonic "The Missa Notre Dame," by 14th-century French composer and poet Guillaume de Machaut, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Garden Room on the second floor of Ashland Springs Hotel, 212 E. Main St., Ashland. Lutist James Edwards will provide accompaniment. A second performance will be presented at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 426 W. Sixth St., Medford. Renaissance recorder group Ensemble Fontegara will open the show. Admission is $20; $15 for students. See for information.

Sunday, Nov. 19

Ashland YMCA Dance: Dance to music by Al Berman and Friends from 1:30 to 4 p.m. the third  Sunday of every month at Ashland YMCA, 540 YMCA Way, Ashland. A beginning dance class with Dave Kahn will be at 1:30 p.m. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served. Admission is $7, $5 for youths. Children 12 and younger require adult supervision. Call 541-488-7781.

Rogue Rage Duo: Harmonica player Harpo DeRoma and guitar and Dobro player Dan Tiller will perform Delta and country-style blues at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See or call 541-552-4900.