Thursday, Jan. 11

Climate Documentary: Watch episode 1 of Season 2 of National Geographic's investigative climate-change documentary "Years of Living Dangerously" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Talent Community Center, 104 E. Main St. The film features David Letterman and Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong and focuses on renewable energy sources. Admission is free to this family-friendly event and refreshments will be provided.

Author Talk: Author Sharon Bauer will offer a reading of her book, "Life Eternal Love Immortal: A Medium Touched by Love, " at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

MLK Celebration: Central Point will hold its fifth annual celebration of Martin Luther King Day from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at Crater Performing Arts Center, 655 N. Third St., Central Point. The event is free, but those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to Maslow Project, which helps homeless youths and their families. Students on a King celebration committee decided to focus this year's event on what is happening in the world today and how to move forward. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Alma Rose Alvarez, a professor of English at Southern Oregon University and co-founder of the Racial Equity Coalition.  Marjorie Trueblood-Gmable, Director of Diversity and Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator at Southern Oregon University, will also speak. Matthew Reynolds, a teacher at the academy, will be master of ceremonies. The event includes tributes to King through art, music and performance pieces by school district students and alumni, Davey Kashuba-Reum, Plain Folk, percussionist Jared Brown and more. A rebroadcast of King's "I Have a Dream" speech will cap off the evening.

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.

Paul Turnipseed Trio: Guitarist Paul Turnipseed, bassist Jeff Addicott and drummer Mike Fitch will play will perform a mix of New Orleans and Latin rhythms, along with jazz and blues standards from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.

Friday, Jan. 12

Historic Park Tour: Take a self-guided tour through Lithia Park in Ashland using Ashland Parks and Recreation's story map which highlights historic sites and features throughout the park. The map is available online at ashlandparksandrec.org. Call 541-488-5340 for more information.

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.

Preschool Puppet Theatre: See what Brenda Bear and friends are up to at 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of every month at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $6. A brief environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show and playtime. A snack and craft or activity will follow. No late seating is allowed.

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.

Southern Oregon Swing: Swing dances are held from 8 to 11 p.m. every second and fourth Friday at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Beginners' instruction is at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10, $5 for ages 66 and older, and free for ages 18 and younger and full-time students. Call 541-324-7981.

John Craigie: Portland singer, songwriter and recording artist John Craigie will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Headwaters, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. His newest recording, "No Rain, No Rose," was released in January on the CD Baby label. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com or johncraigiemusic.com.

Saturday, Jan. 13

Bird Walk: See and hear a variety of birds that are year-round residents in the Rogue Valley and some that are migrating through the area at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is free. Binoculars and field guides are available for check-out. Register by calling 541-488-6606 or at www.ashland.or.us/register.

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.

AAUW Meeting: The American Association of University Women will host Oregon State Representative Pam Marsh, D- District 5, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, in the Diversions room at the Southern Oregon University's Stevenson Union building, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. All are welcome to attend and and ask questions. For more information email lyn.gtz@gmail.com.

Maker Day: Teens ages 11 to 18 are invited to innovate and explore LEGO Mindstorm, Littlebits and Sphero electronics and robotic sets from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Children ages 8 through 10 may also join in if accompanied by an adult. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6994.

Family Art Day: Kids and families can create and explore art from noon to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of every month at Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. All ages are welcome and all materials are provided. Admission is free. No preregistration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 541-772-8118 or see roguegallery.org.

Town Hall Meeting: Oregon State Representative Pam Marsh, D- District 5, will conduct a town hall meeting to address the issues in the upcoming short session of the Oregon Legislature at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. All are welcome to participate and ask questions.

Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman: Classical and flamenco guitarist Grant Ruiz and jazz guitarist Dan Fellman will join forces to perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.

Sunday, Jan. 14

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.

Flea Market: Antiques, collectibles, crafts and much more will be available at the Original Medford Giant Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Medford National Guard Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. Admission is $1.50, free for 12 and younger. See fleaforall.net or call 541-772-8211.

Jazz Vespers: Opus 3 — pianist David Scoggin, bassist Jeff Addicott and drummer Theresa McCoy — will present an evening of acoustic jazz at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at the First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. Admission is free.

Savanna: Guitarist Liz Jones, percussionist Anna Christensen and upright bassist Bob Rawlings will perform originals penned by Jones, along with classic country and western, '60s and '70s folk-rock, soul, blues and more from 5 to 7 p.m. at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.