Saturday, Dec. 30

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.

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, the Craterian box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.

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 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 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. The concert begins at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 31, at the First Presbyterian Church of Ashland, 1615 Clark St. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

New Year's Eve Blast Off: This space-themed New Year's Eve party will feature music by DJs Alcyon Massive, NoWa, G-Rad and Jeffrey Smith, along with live painting, flow artists, aerial silk dancers and food and beverage vendors at the historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the music starts at 9. The party is open to ages 21 and older. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the show, and can be purchased at or at Music Coop, 268 E. Main St. Bring a food donation for the Ashland Emergency Food Bank and receive a $2 discount on day-of-the-show tickets.

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 Register for the Valley of the Rogue hike at 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.

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.

Clog Dances: Dance with the Misty Mountain Cloggers at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Southern Oregon Performing Arts Center, 930 Summit Ave., Medford. Instruction is available. Admission is $8. Call 541-772-1431.

Tuesday, Jan. 2

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

Color Tusdays: Adults are invited to express their creativity through coloring from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month through March at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First st. Coloring supplies and refreshments are provided. Call 541-744-6996 or visit

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 541-535-7090 or see

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

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.

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.