Monday, Dec. 4
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.
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.
Tuesday, Dec. 5
Medicare 101: Futurity First Insurance Group are offering a Medicare 101 workshop at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec 5, and Saturday, Dec. 9, at Asante Ashland Community Hospital, 280 Maple St., Ashland. The free hour-long workshop will explain Medicare Parts A and B, and explore options with Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Supplements, as well as help understanding prescription medication plans. To register call 541-973-2100, Ext. 1.
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.
Books at Noon: The readers group discusses various books and offers suggestions for new reads at noon the first Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
Tuesday Afternoon Knitters: Knitters, crocheters and tatters of all skill levels can gather to learn from each other, share ideas and create new pieces from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-326-2035 or see Tuesday Afternoon Knitters on Facebook.
Children's Movies: Free films are shown at 2:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Free snacks will be available. Call 541-535-7090 or see jcls.org.
Presentation: Southern Oregon Pachamama will give a presentation on "Project Drawdon," a comprehensive plan to reverse global warming from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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, Dec. 6
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..
Author Talk: Author Barry Kraft will offer a reading of Dylan Thomas', “A Child's Christmas in Wales,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Thursday, Dec. 7
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.
Paul Turnipseed Trio: Guitarist Paul Turnipseed, bassist Jeff Addicott and drummer Mike Fitch will play will perform a mix of New Orleans and Latin rhythms, along with jazz and blues standards from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 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.
Ed Dunsavage Trio: The trio — guitarist Ed Dunsavage, bassist Joe Cohoon and drummer Chicken Hirsh — will celebrate its new album, "Homage," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. The album is the trio's first recording in 17 years and pays homage to some of the great jazz guitarists. Admission is $25 and includes the CD. Part of the proceeds will benefit Siskiyou Music Project's Artists-in-Schools Program which brings live music into Rogue Valley schools. Email email@example.com for reservations.
Friday, Dec. 8
Preschool Puppet Theatre: See what Brenda Bear and friends are up to at 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of every month at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $6. A brief environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show and playtime. A snack and craft or activity will follow. No late seating is allowed.
Winter Fine Arts Festival: Ashland High Arts Advocates - a booster club of parents, alumni and students - will host the 26th annual Winter Fine Arts Festival on Friday, Dec.8, in the school's Mountain Avenue Theatre, 201 S. Mountain Ave. The event is a showcase of students' work in music, theater, dance, digital and fine arts,emergent media and culinary arts. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a silent auction, art exhibits and dinner. Performances begin at 7 p.m. Actor David Kelly of the Southern Oregon Shakespeare Festival will be master of ceremonies. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Paddington Station, 125 E. Main St., or at the door. All money raised goes to support the Ashland High School arts programs through AHAA. For further detail or to make a donation see AshlandArts.org or find AHAA on Facebook.