Thursday, Feb. 8
Historic Lithia 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.
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.
Author Talk: Author Tracie Sage will discuss her book, "The Missing Manual to Love, Marriage and Intimacy," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
'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.
Saturday, Feb. 10
Pet Adoption: Southern Oregon Humane Society will host a special adoption day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Grange Co-Op, 225S. Front St., Central Point. There will be a variety of dogs looking for their forever home. Adopters will receive a pet themed gift bags and there will be chances to win prizes. All dogs will be up-to-date on routine vaccinations, de-wormed, microchipped and spayed or neutered. Adoptable dogs and cats can be viewed at sohumane.org or see SoHumane on Facebook. For more information call 541-779-3215.
Siskiyou Film Festival: KS Wild will present its 16th annual Siskiyou Film Festival from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Grants Pass High School Preforming Arts center, 830 N.E. Ninth St. The Siskiyou Film Fest focuses on the activism, science and history of the environmental movement and features award-winning films about people creating real world solutions to today's challenges on a local, regional and global scale. This year's feature film will be "A River’s Last Chance," chronicling the history of the Eel River in Northern California. Doors open at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are $15, $10 for seniors and students, and can be purchased at siskiyoufilmfest.org or Oregon Books and Games, 150 N.E. E St., Grants Pass. Tickets will be $20, $15 for seniors and students, at the door. Food prepared from locally sourced ingredients by Chef Kristen will be available. Also look for booths showcasing more than 20 local orginizations.
Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman: Classical and flamenco guitarist Grant Ruiz and jazz guitarist Dan Fellman will pair up to perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.