Friday, Jan. 5

Variety Cinema: A variety of films are shown from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. every Friday at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Call 541-664-3228 or see

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

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

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

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 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

Sunday, Jan. 7

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.

Rogue Valley Old Timer Car Club: People interested in old car mechanics, restoration and touring in their cars will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, in the Bear Lake Mobile Estates recreation hall, 300 Luman Road, Phoenix. Membership is open to anyone who owns or has an interest in cars and trucks 30 years old or older. Call 541-535-7658.

Sunday Mindfulness: The Ashland library will host a mindfulness practice from 4 to 5:30 p.m. the first Sunday of the month through March in the Guanajuato Room at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Certified yoga therapist Charlotte Nussle will lead the group in a combination of seated and walking meditations, explanations of mindfulness and other meditation techniques and sharing times. See or call 541-774-6996.

The Bad Film Society: A documentary about all things weird and strange in relation to "Star Wars" will be shown at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, in the basement of the Ashland Elks Lodge. Rare and weird short films will be shown before the feature. Bring any bad DVDs, tapes or books you'd like to give away and a dish for the potluck dinner. Enter the lodge through the entrance on Will Dodge Way - the alley between East Main Street and Lithia Way and First and Second streets. Look for the "Elks Dining." Admission is $4 and benefits The Elks.

Two On Tap: Duo Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano will perform song and tap inspired by dance duos Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, in the Sjolund Auditorium at North Medford High School, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at or at the door. See or call 541-734-4116 for information.

Chamber Choirs: Willamette University Chamber Choir, a 41-voice ensemble, and Willamette Singers, a 17-member jazz-vocal ensemble, will sing at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Ensembles from South Medford High School and Rogue Valley Youth Ensemble also will be featured. The program includes “O Lux Beata Trinitas,” “Hentakan Jiwa” and “Evening Prayer” by the Chamber Choir and “One Day I’ll Fly Away” and “Muddy Water” by the Willamette Singers. The performance will include several sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied. Admission is free. A goodwill donation is encouraged.

Monday, Jan. 8

Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at all Jackson County library branches. See

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.

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.

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

Ashland Garden Club: Sherri Morgan, a local professional landscape designer will moderate a panel of professionals who will offer gardening advice at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. All are invited to bring their questions and experience to share. Call 541-482-4558.

Children's Chess Club: Kids 5 and older are invited to join the club from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 541-774-6995 or see

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.