Thursday, Dec. 28
Line Dancing: Jeannette Bournival leads line dancing Thursdays at the Medford Senior Center, 510 E. Main St. Beginners are at 1:00 p.m. and intermediate dancers are at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $3. No partners are needed. Call 541-857-6819 or see jbournival.wordpress.com.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Son Ravello: The trio — singer and songwriter Mysha Caruso, singer Manda Bryn Severin and pianist Jason O’Neill-Butler — will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, 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.
The Rogue Suspects: The rock, funk and soul band — singer Shae Celine, guitarist Dirk Price, bassist Greg Frederick, drummer David Bolen and keyboard player Don Harris — will perform Friday, Dec. 29, at Roxy Ann Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is $7. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.
Saturday, Dec. 30
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.
Bob Rawlings Trio: Sax player Bob Rawlings, pianist David Scoggin and bassist Jeff Addicott will play an acoustic mix of classic jazz and bossanova reminiscent of Stan Getz and Paul Desmond from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 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.
Sunday, Dec. 31
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.
New Year's Eve Fancy Pants Dance: A mulitgenerational dance party — for kids, parents and grandparents — will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Dance to old-time rock 'n' roll by DJ Dave the Z-Man. Healthy snacks will be provided, and the ball drops at 9 p.m. Admission is $5, $3 for kids 11 and younger. Call 541-488-7716 for information.
Stolen Moments: Guitarist Dan Fellman, vocalist and guitarist Conny Lindley and Walter Lindley on upright bass will play American jazz standards, Latin jazz and Gypsy jazz from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, 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.
'The Concert for New Year’s Eve': This New Year's Eve concert — a tradition since 2001 — will feature music for flutes, classical guitar, voice, harp and piano played by some of the Rogue Valley's best-known musicians. Look for Alexander Tutunov, Joseph Yungen, Laurie Anne Hunter, Lisa Nichols, Sherril Wood, Lindsay Panero, Shelly Cox-Thornhill, Tamara Marston, John Stadelman and Wenjun Qi to perform works by composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, James MacMillan, Claude Debussy, Alexander Scriabin, Franz Doppler, Dave Brubeck, Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The concert will close with a sing-along of "Auld Lang Syne," and a reception will follow. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.
Monday, Jan. 1
First Day Hikes: For the seventh year in a row, certain Oregon state parks are offering free guided hikes on New Year's Day. In Southern Oregon, one-mile interpretive hikes are being held at TouVelle State Recreation Site and Valley of the Rogue State Park. The usual $5 parking fees will be waived Jan. 1. Both hikes start at 1 p.m. Hikers can register online for the hike at TouVelle by going to http://bit.ly/TouVelleFDH2018. Register for the Valley of the Rogue hike at http://bit.ly/VORogueFDH2018. For information on both hikes, call 541-582-1118.
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.
Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at all Jackson County library branches. See 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.
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.