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.

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.

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.

Friday, Dec.1

Call for Student Films: The Ashland Independent Film Festival is now accepting films made by young people, grades K through college undergraduates for the 2018 Film Festival. All film genres are accepted: animation, documentary, or narrative. Young people who live in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine or Klamath counties in Oregon, or Del Norte or Siskiyou counties in California can submit films under 5 minutes for free to AAIF’s LAUNCH Student Film Competition. All film creators who submit a film will receive two tickets to the festival, April 12-16, 2018. Winning films are screened during the festival, and the filmmaker will receive cash prizes and a pass to all AIFF films and special events. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 5, 2018. See ashlandfilm.org/launch or email at entries@ashlandfilm.org.

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.

Saturday, Dec. 2

Talent Garden Club: The club meets the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Email cjmuhr@yahoo.com.

Misner & Smith: Progressive folk duo Misner & Smith will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in the Headwaters Room at the Geos Institute, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. The duo is touring behind is newest album, "Headwaters," a recording of covers by artists such as Simon & Garfunkel and Neil Young. Singer, songwriter and guitarist Ismay will open the show. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Rogue Suspects: The rock, funk and soul band will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.

Sunday, Dec. 3

Ice Skating: The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink will be open every day through Feb. 19. Skate rentals, snacks and hot drinks are available. Call 541-488-9189 or see ashland.or.us/IceRink for schedule and admission information.

Advent Faire: First Presbyterian Church will host an Advent Faire from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at 1615 Clark Ave., Ashland. Visit a photo booth, create a wreath, ornaments, gingerbread houses, candles and more. Bring socks, gloves and scarves to help decorate the "Winter Shelter Tree," which will be given to the needy visiting the Night Shelter. Admission is $5 and includes a soup lunch and tickets to create one item of each craft; maximum admission is $15 per family. Call 541-482-3536.

Wreath Making: Learn to make a holiday wreath from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. A variety of greens and cones will be provided. Participants are asked to bring clippers, wire snips and garden gloves. Workshop is recommended for age 8 and older. Admission is $10. Register at Northwest Nature Shop or call 541-482-3241.

Vigil to End Gun Violence: Vision Quilt, a local volunteer grassroots organization whose mission is to empower communities nationwide to create their own solutions to gun violence through the power of art and inclusive dialogue will host a vigil from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Sew Creative, 115 E. Main St., Ashland. The vigil will be a time to honor, remember, and reflect all those impacted by gun violence. At 2:30 p.m. there will be a formal reflection and discussion. The focus of the vigil is not political, but rather will provide space for anyone impacted by gun violence to reflect, grieve, and connect with others. Admission is free and part of the Nationwide Vigil to End Gun Violence. See visionquilt.org or email at lee.rachvq@gmail.com.

Vigil to End Gun Violence: Vision Quilt, a local volunteer grassroots organization whose mission is to empower communities nationwide to create their own solutions to gun violence through the power of art and inclusive dialogue will host a vigil from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Sew Creative, 115 E. Main St., Ashland. The vigil will be a time to honor, remember, and reflect all those impacted by gun violence. At 2:30 p.m. there will be a formal reflection and discussion. The focus of the vigil is not political, but rather will provide space for anyone impacted by gun violence to reflect, grieve, and connect with others. Admission is free and part of the Nationwide Vigil to End Gun Violence. See visionquilt.org or email at lee.rachvq@gmail.com.