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 10 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.
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 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.
Monday, Dec. 4
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.
Memory Loss Support Group: Memory Works hosts a support group for people dealing with dementia, either themselves or a family member. There are two groups which meet at 3 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 18. One group is for memory loss patients, the other is for caregivers, family and friends. Admission is free. Advance registration is required. Call 541-292-2106.
Children's Chess Club: Kids 5 and older are invited to join the club from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 541-774-6995 or see jcls.org.
Author Talk: Author Sharon Medhi will talk about her book, “A Curious Quest for Absolute Truth: Snippets from the Early Years,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.