Saturday, Dec. 23
Jacksonville Victorian Christmas: Jacksonville celebrates the holidays with its Victorian Christmas, a celebration that continues the first three weekends in December, with some activities the weekend after Christmas. The town is decorated in natural greenery with white lights and red bows to evoke Christmases past. Look for photo opportunities with Father Christmas, strolling carolers, some in vintage costumes, and complimentary hot cider. The town's Jolly Holly Trolley offers on-off service at various locations around town to enable people to see everything that is going on. See jacksonvilleoregon.com/victorian-christmas.
Project FeederWatch: Volunteers can help experts count birds that visit feeders at North Mountain Park from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, at 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Results will be submitted to Cornell University's FeederWatch program. Call 541-488-6606.
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Kloetzel will play tunes from his new holiday CD, "Merry and Bright," from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or dancinvineyards.com.
'A Celtic Christmas': Storyteller Tomaseen Foley, guitarist William Coulter, uilleann piper and Irish dancer Brian Bigley, fiddler Edwin Huizinga and singer Kara Matthews will present an evening of wild Celtic music, traditional Christmas carols, Irish dancing and stories from the west of Ireland at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets are $32, $35 or $38, $22, $25 or $28 for age 22 and younger, and can be purchased at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.
Sunday, Dec. 24
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.
Monday, Dec. 25
Free Christmas dinner: All are welcome to attend a free holiday dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Christmas Day at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. A buffet-style turkey dinner with all the trimmings and dessert will be available to attendees. The event, hosted by the Ashland Christian Fellowship church, is in its 38th year. If you would like to volunteer call 541-482-8539 or sign up online at acfweb.org/christmas-at-acf
Tuesday, Dec. 26
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.
Holiday Open House at Hanley Farm: The historic farmhouse will be decorated and open for tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 26, at 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point. Costumed docents will guideyou through the home and bring history to life with stories about the rich history of the Hanley family and farm.Take a walk around the gardens and enjoy roasted chestnuts, hot beverages, cookies and more in the pavilion. Admission is $5, $3 for youths 12 and younger. For reservations see sohs.org.
Beekman House Christmas Tour: Learn the origins of Boxing Day and how Christmas was celebrated in the late 1800s during guided tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, at the historic Beekman House, 470 E. California St., Jacksonville. Admission is $2 with a canned food donation for ACCESS. Visitors who pay regular admission — $5, $3 for seniors — will have the difference donated to ACCESS. Call 541-245-3650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen Movie Marathon: Teens can watch the full series of Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies beginning at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 26-30, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. On Wednesday, Dec. 27, the film will be shown at 3:30 p.m.. Admission is free. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8685.
Brain Books Discussion Group: The group meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The book to be discussed on Tuesday, Dec. 26, is "A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution," by Jennifer Doudna and Samuel Sternberg. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
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.
Lecture: The Talent Historical Society hosts presentations the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Talent Historical Society Museum, 105 N. Market St., Talent. Admission is free. For info, call 541-512-8838.
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. 27
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
Movies: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The film being shown on Wednesday, Dec. 27, will be the live action remake of Beauty and the Beast. Free popcorn will be available. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
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.
Jeff Stanley: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Stanley will perform original rock and soul from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, 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.