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 northmountainpark.org.
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 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.
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.
Wednesday, Jan. 3
Bird Walk: The Rogue Valley Audubon Society holds free bird walks at Agate Lake the first Wednesday of every month. The walks begin at 8:30 a.m. and end before noon. The slow-paced walk covers about 1.5 miles. Meet at the main parking area on the east side of the lake opposite the boat ramp. For details, see roguevalleyaudubon.org.
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.
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.
Afternoon Movies: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Free refreshments will be available. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Presentation: Southern Oregon Pachamama will give an introductory presentation on "Project Drawdown, " a comprehensive plan to reverse global warming from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Completing the introduction is required for anyone who wants to enroll in the follow-up series scheduled for Jan. 17and 30 and Feb. 20 and 27. Email at email@example.com
Phil Reed: Singer and songwriter Philip Reed will perform an acoustic mix of folk and pop from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.
Thursday, Jan. 4
Snowshoeing Basics:Are you looking for a fun winter sport? REI, 85 Rossanley Drive, Medford, will hold a free class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the basics of snowshoeing. It will focus on the appropriate selection of gear, as well as the basics on what you need and where to go to get started. For details, see www.rei.com/stores/medford.html.
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.
Cribbage: Cribbage games start at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Twin Creeks Retirement Community, 888 Twin Creeks Crossing, Central Point. Entry is $5. Call 541-664-2611.
Author Talk: Author Ellie Alexander will offer a reading of her book, "Another One Bites the Crust, " at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.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, Jan. 5
Slopes & Trails: Rogue Valley residents 21 and older can meet at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at Centennial Grill, 1900 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Slopes & Trails is a nonprofit organization that provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.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, Jan. 6
Frostbite Run: The annual event, featuring 5K and 10K races, takes place at Talent Middle School, 102 Christian Ave., Talent. The 10K starts at 11 a.m. and the 5K goes off at 11:30 a.m. The 5K goes out and back on Foss Road. The 10K takes the same route as the 5K but heads left onto Adams Road to Colver Road, with a turnaround past Pioneer Road. For details, see the race calendar at sorunners.org
Talent Garden Club: The club meets the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Market: An indoor and outdoor community market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Produce, art, crafts, housewares, yard-sale items and other goods are available. Email email@example.com for information.
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.
T.J. Elton: Multi-instrumentalist and singer T.J. Elton and company will play a mix of contemporary hits from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.