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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
Thursday, Dec. 28
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.
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.
Friday, Dec. 29
Call for Student Films: The Ashland Independent Film Festival is now accepting films made by young people, grades K through college undergraduates for the 2018 Film Festival. All film genres are accepted: animation, documentary, or narrative. Young people who live in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine or Klamath counties in Oregon, or Del Norte or Siskiyou counties in California can submit films under 5 minutes for free to AAIF’s LAUNCH Student Film Competition. All film creators who submit a film will receive two tickets to the festival, April 12-16, 2018. Winning films are screened during the festival, and the filmmaker will receive cash prizes and a pass to all AIFF films and special events. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 5, 2018. See ashlandfilm.org/launch or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Saturday, Dec. 30
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.
Storm Large's Holiday Ordeal: Singer Storm Large rocketed onto the national music scene as a finalist on CBS' "Rock Star: Supernova" and has since performed with the New York Pops, Pink Martini, k.d. lang, Rufus Wainwright and others on stages that range from Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center to a sold-out run of her autobiographical show, "Crazy Enough," at Portland Center Stage. Large will present her "Holiday Ordeal" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets are $37, $40 or $43 and can be purchased at craterian.org, the Craterian box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.