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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday Handweavers Guild: Those interested in weaving, spinning and other fiber arts can meet from 1 to 3:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, September through June, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. All skill levels are welcome. Call 541-282-3040.
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.
Monday, Jan. 15
Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at all Jackson County library branches. See jcls.org.
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.
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.
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
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 jcls.org.