Saturday, Dec. 16

Rogue Modern Quilters Guild: The quilting group meets from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month for sewing, demonstrations and show-and-tell projects at Talent Town Hall, 206 E. Main St. A business meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. All levels of experience are welcome. Annual dues are $25. The first visit is free. Call 541-512-1442 or see

Low Cost Pet Vaccines: Bring your cat or dog to the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway. Phoenix, Saturday, Dec. 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to get them vaccinated. Vaccinations are $10 each and nail trims are also available for $5. This is a cash-only clinic and all pets must be at least 8 weeks old and in good health. Call 541-774-6654.

Family Game Day: Families are invited to play a variety of tabletop and video games from noon to 3:30 p.m. the third Saturday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See or call 541-774-6994.

Hanukkah Fest: Celebrate Hanukkah with family, friends and neighbors at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Havurah Synagogue, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. A latke meal will be available, as well as activities such as dreidel games, menorah and candle crafting and more followed by a community candle lighting. The evening will culminate with storytelling and a Hanukkah sing-along. Admission is free. Bring a menorah for the community candle lighting. Call 541-488-7716.

Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Kloetzel will perform an acoustic mix of songs, including some from his new holiday CD, "Merry and Bright," from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See or call 541-552-4900.

Gypsy Soul: Acoustic rock, folk and blues duo Cilette Swann and Roman Morykit, along with multi-instrumentalist Mikey Stevens, will present “A Gift Within The Song,” a program of innovative arrangements of traditional holiday songs, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Unitarian Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. The show is Gypsy Soul's 17th annual holiday benefit concert for WinterSpring. Tickets can be purchased at or at Music Coop. 

Southern Oregon Repertory Singers: The choir, directed by Paul French, will present "The Snow Lay Deep on the Ground," a program of festive music to include works by a range of Renaissance, classic and contemporary composers, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. The program will include an appearance by North Medford High School's Chamber Choir and carols from around the world. Musicologist Ed Wight will present a free lecture one hour before each concert in Room 132 of the SOU Music Building. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 541-552-0900.

Sunday, Dec. 17

Ashland YMCA Dance: Dance to music by Al Berman and Friends from 1:30 to 4 p.m. the third Sunday of every month at Ashland YMCA, 540 YMCA Way, Ashland. A beginning dance class with Dave Kahn will be at 1:30 p.m. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served. Admission is $7, $5 for youths. Children 12 and younger require adult supervision. Call 541-488-7781.

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 for schedule and admission information.

David Pinsky and Phil Newton: The guitar and harmonica duo will play original '60s-style Chicago blues duets from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See or call 541-552-4900.

Monday, Dec. 18

Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at all Jackson County library branches. See

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.

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.

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

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

Tuesday, Dec. 19

Lecture: Native American storyteller Thomas Doty will present Christmas and winter solstice stories from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at the Talent Historical Society Museum, 105 N. Market St., Talent. There will be a raffle. Please bring a plate of cookies or desert to share. Beverages will be provided. The museum hosts lectures the third Tuesday of every month. Admission is free. Call 541-512-8838.

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.