Wednesday, Feb. 7
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.
Thursday, Feb. 8
Presentation: Writer and naturalist Pepper Trail will give a talk “Voyage to the Origin of Species: Reminiscences of Charles Darwin,” at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, in Hannon Library’s Meese Room, on Southern Oregon University's campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Learn about Darwin’s life “first hand”, as Pepper Trail assumes the persona of Charles Darwin looking back on his childhood and youth, his famous voyage on the Beagle, and the events leading up to the publication of The Origin of Species. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Attendees can get free campus parking for the event by visiting any campus parking meter and using this code: FHL0208. Email at email@example.com or call 541-552- 6816. If you need disability accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Disability Resources at 541-552- 6213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lecture: Local artist Betty LaDuke will discuss social justice issues at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Meese Auditorium in the Art Building, 555 Indiana St., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. LaDuke's new exhibit, titled "Social Justice Continued," will be displayed through March 17 in the Heiter Gallery at the Schneider Museum of Art. LaDuke's work explores issues related to food production, migration and sustainability. Admission is free. The gallery's hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245.
Presentation: Rogue Climate Talent will host a presentation and discussion "Electric Vehicles, the New Generation," from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Talent Community Center, 104 E. Main Street. Representatives from FORTH Mobility and SOHEVA (Southern Oregon Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Association), will talk about electric vehicles, answering common questions and providing insights into the enviromental benefits of driving an electric vehicle over a standard fuel consuming auto. There will be an opportunity to view the new charging station at the community center and speak with owners of electric vehicles about their experiences. All are welcome, including children, however please contact Rogue Climate Talent ahead of time if you plan on bringing children so activities can be made available. Refreshments will be provided. See rogueclimate.org or call 541-840-1065.
Open Mic: The Rogue Valley chapter of the Oregon Poetry Association will hold its monthly open-mic-without-a-mic reading at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Downtowne Coffee House, 200 Talent Ave., Talent. Sign-up begins at 6:30. This month's suggested theme is "What Love is This?" Call 541-512-1007.
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, Feb. 8, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.
Friday, Feb. 9
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.
Indie Film Fest: Cafe-Girl Productions and Cafe-116 will present Indie-Bites: A Night of Edible Films, a presentation of locally made short films and hor’deorves inspired by the films’ themes, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Cafe-116, 116 Lithia Way, Ashland. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a cocktail hour. Featured films include the first episode of Cafe-Girl Productions’ "Hearts-Sick: First Impressions” and “Catatonia of the Fairies," Bison Motion Pictures' “Four Daughters," “Rose & The Devil” and “Impending Sale,” Celtic Ray Filmworks' “A Short Dialectic on the Possibility of Hope in 2017” and “Start the Revolution Without Me,” and “The Witching Hour” from Wicked Pixie Productions. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at indiebites.ticketleap.com or at the door. Appropriate for ages 18 and older. Call 541-226-5886 or email at email@example.com.
Son Ravello: Singer and songwriter Mysha Caruso, singer Manda Bryn Severin and pianist Jason O'Neill-Butler will perform original folk from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.
Schubert Ensemble: The London-based ensemble — violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano — will perform music by Hummel, Faure and Schubert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, and music by Frences-Hoad, Vaughn Williams and Dvorak at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Tickets are $33 or $38, $5 for full-time students and Oregon Trail Card holders, and can be purchased at chambermusicconcerts.org or by calling 541-552-6154 or 541-552-6348. CMC also will offer free pre-concert lectures one hour before each show in Room 132 of the Music Building. At 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, a free concert preview and lecture will be offered in the recital hall.
'A Tribute to the Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald': Singer Sue Carney will perform swing, bebop and standards by First Lady of Song Ella Fitzgerald at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 9-10 and 16-17, at 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 11 and 18, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Carney will be accompanied by Mark Reppert on keys, Steve Fain on bass and Steve Sutfin on drums. Looks for songs "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," "How High the Moon," "Oh, Lady Be Good," "Fascinating Rhythm" and more. Fitzgerald won 14 Grammys during her career, and was named Best Female Singer by Downbeat magazine 21 times. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at LiviaGeniseProduction.org, Paddington Station in Ashland, Grocery Outlet in Medford, or at the door.