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
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 roguemodernquilters.wordpress.com.
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.
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.
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 musicamatrix.org 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 bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Chuck Redd with the Ed Dunsavage Trio: Vibraphone player and drummer Chuck Redd will join the Ed Dunsavage Trio for a performance at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Redd has touried and recorded with the Charlie Byrd Trio, the Barney Kessel Trio, Ken Peplowski and the Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra and Terry Gibbs and Conte Candoli. He also served as artist-in-residence from 2004-2008 at the Smithsonian Jazz Cafe in Washington, D.C. Tickets are $25; $10 for students. Reservations and information are available at siskiyoumusicproject.com.
Monday, Nov. 20
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.
Line Dancing for Seniors: Line dancing for adults 60 and older is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Advanced line dancing is from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the center. Admission is $2. 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.
Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra and Cascade Clarinet Consort: The Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University presents “More Music Less Rehearsal” featuring the Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra and Cascade Clarinet Consort, directed by Rhett Bender, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the SOU campus in Ashland. The concert will showcase styles from symphonic, American big band, world music and Celtic reels. The Saxophone Orchestra will present a premiere by young composer Seven Sky Spillios. Admission is $10, $5 for seniors, free for students, and will be available at the door.