Tuesday, Jan. 16
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.
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.
Author Talk: Author James Anderson will offer a reading and signing of his book, "Lullaby Road, " at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
The Capitol Steps: What began in 1981 as a group of U.S. Senate staffers lampooning their daily work environment emerged as a celebrated, hilarious ensemble that's made appearances on NPR, PBS and top commercial television networks and recorded more than 30 albums, including "ObamaMia1" "How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying" and "Mock the Vote. The Washington Times call its shows "the best musical satire on Washington ever seen." A performance is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets are $32, $35 or $38 and can be purchased at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., at craterian.org or by calling 541-779-3000.
Wednesday, Jan. 17
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.
Lecture: Dave Baker shares stories and photographs from his journey aboard the National Geographic Explorer as it sailed to the High Arctic and the Svalbard Archipelago, at noon Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See photos and hear stories of polar bears, whales, Svalbard reindeer and more. Admission is free. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8689.
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: Northwest Nature Shop will host Noah Strycker, author of "Birding without Borders," who will give a presentation on his journeys while birding across seven continents at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Admission is free but seating is limited. To register, call 541-482-3241 or see northwestnatureshop.com.
Rod Petrone: The classical guitarist will play a mix of music from Brazil, Latin America and France, along with his own arrangements of Italian compositions from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.
LeAnn Rimes: Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter LeAnn Rimes will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. The show is a stop on Rimes' LovE is LovE acoustic tour. Last year marked the 20th anniversary of her debut album "Blue," a national hit released when she was 13. Out of the 42 singles she's released throughout her career, "How Do I Live" ranks No. 4 on Billboard's Greatest of All Time: Hot 100 Songs. Tickets are $44, $50 or $56 and can be purchased at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., at craterian.org or by calling 541-779-3000.
Thursday, Jan. 18
Schneider Museum of Art: A reception for artists Anna Gray and Ryan Paulsen, Betty LaDuke, Maria de Los Angeles and Storm Tharp will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Schneider Museum of Art, 555 Indiana St., at Southern Oregon University, in Ashland. New winter exhibits include Gray and Paulsen's "Between the Beginning and the Middle"; LaDuke's "Social Justice"; Los Angeles' "Transcending Myths"; and Storm Tharp's "Fierce Last Stand." The show runs through March 17. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. See firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-552-6245 for information.
Author Talk: Author Victoria Leo will offer a reading of her book, "101 Healthy Meals in 5 Minutes or Less," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Native Plant Society: Dr. Ann Rasmussen, Faculty Research Assistant at Southern Oregon research and Extension Center will present "Fire Ecology and Forest Fungal Communities" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in Room 161 of the Science Building on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Learn about the the effects that fire suppression, prescribed burns and wildfires have on forest communities, and a case study on fire effects on ectomycorrhizal fungi in Southeastern US oak-pine woodlands. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Call 860-878-2049 or email at email@example.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.
Hollis Peach: Singer and songwriter duo Dan Sherrill and Jacqui Aubert will perform original folk from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.