Tuesday, Nov. 28
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.
Brain Books Discussion Group: The group meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The book to be discussed on Tuesday, Nov. 28, is "Immunity to Change: How to Overcome it and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Orginization" by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Laney. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
TED Talk: Video lectures about "The Science of Happiness" will be shown at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. A discussion will follow. TED Talks are presented the fourth Tuesday of each month. Call 541-774-8689 or see jcls.org
Climate Change Film: Southern Oregon Climate Action Now will premiere their documentary film, "Voices of the Valley: Stories of How Climate Change is Affecting Our Lives," at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The film explores issues such as forest resources, air quality, safety and more. A second showing of the film will be offered at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See socan.eco
Lecture: The Talent Historical Society hosts presentations the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Talent Historical Society Museum, 105 N. Market St., Talent. Tuesday, Nov. 28, Talent Historical Society board member Emmalisa Whalley will give a talk on "Birds of Talent". Admission is free. For info, call 541-512-8838.
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. 29
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.
Movies: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The film being shown on Wednesday, Nov. 29, will be The Zookeeper's Wife. Free popcorn will be available. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
Siskiyou Sleuths Book Group: The book group discusses mysteries and welcomes new readers from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The Nov. 29 book is "Lives of the Twins" by Rosamund Smith, a pseudonym for Joyce Carol Oates. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
Hollis Peach: Roots and progressive folk duo Dan Sherrill and Jacqui Aubert will perform at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 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.
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will perform an acoustic mix of original music at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission varies. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Thursday, Nov. 30
Author Talk: Author Robert Arellano will talk about his novel, “Havana Libre,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. 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.
Jef Ramsey Duo: Mandolin player Jef Ramsey and guitarist Kathryn Casternovia will perform a range of bluegrass, vintage country and originals at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 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.
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.
Rogue Valley Symphony: Rogue Valley Symphony will present holiday favorites, partnering with the Rogue Valley Children's Chorus and internationally acclaimed soprano Laura Portune, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Performing Arts Center, 830 N.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass. Look for music in styles from Baroque to contemporary, including Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride," J.S. Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," and carols presented by the orchestra and children's choir. Portune will sing Mozart's "Exsultate Jubilate." Tickets $15 to $48 for the Medford show; $36 to $55 for the Ashland show; and $20 to $48 for the Grants Pass show. Tickets are $15 at all shows for ages 6 through 22. Tickets can be purchased at rvsymphony.org or by calling 541-708-6400. Tickets to the Medford show also can be purchased at craterian.org or by calling 541-779-3000.
Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensembles: The ensembles, directed by Terry Longshore, will present "balance | breath | harmony," a program of works by female, Latino and LGBTQ+ composers, as well as traditional music from Mexico and Zimbabwe, as an attempt to balance the large body of contemporary percussion music by white, male composers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Admission is $10. See oca.sou.edu/events or call 541-552-6348.