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.
Saturday, Dec. 2
The Ashland's Boy Scout Troop 112's 59th Annual Christmas Tree Sale is from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in the Elks Lodge parking lot at Lithia Way and First streets in downtown Ashland. Sale of these trees helps to support the troop's activities throughout the year. This year they will have noble fir trees from a tree farm. Scouts will be on-hand to help select the best tree, carry it to your car and tie it on top, if needed. Prices range from $10 to $50 for the trees. Troop 112 and the Ashland Lion's Club Christmas Tree Recycling is scheduled for Saturday, Jan.6, and it is recommended that trees are curbside the night of Friday, January 5. For more information about the Troop 112 Annual Christmas Tree Sale or Troop 112 call 541-708-3942 or 408-307-0902.
Winter Faire: Walker Elementary School will host its annual faire from 1 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Walker Gym, 364 Walker Ave., Ashland. Kids may shop at the Gum Drop Shoppe using tickets to purchase a gift for a family member or friend, and wrap it themselves. Also look for a variety of carnival games, raffle and craft booths. Admission is free and activity tickets are 50 cents each. Call 541-482-1516.
Community Market: An indoor and outdoor community market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Produce, art, crafts, housewares, yard-sale items and other goods are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pet Fair: R&R Pet Resort will hold its second annual Holiday Pet Fair from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at 340 Cabbage Lane, Phoenix, as a fundraiser for the Southern Oregon Humane Society. There will be games, raffles, prizes, refreshments, photos with Santa, pet products and pet services, including free nail trims, free training advice, free nutritional advice and more. For more information, phone 541-535-1900.
Southern Oregon University Choirs: The SOU Chamber Choir, directed by Paul French, and the SOU Concert Choir, directed by Christine Eggert, will "A Rose in Winter," a program of seasonal and holiday music that will conclude with a joint performance of New York composer Dan Forrest's "See Amid the Winter's Snow," at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the SOU campus in Ashland. Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors, and can be purchased at oca.edu.sou/box-office. Full-time students get in free.