Saturday, Feb. 24

Waggin' Tales Used Book Sale: Friends of the Animal Shelter's pay-what-you-want book sale will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at Jackson County Animal Services, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Book purchases, made by cash or check only, support FOTAS programs. Call 917-602-9074.

Bob Haworth and John Hollis: The singer, songwriter and guitar duo will present "Tales and Tunes from the Folk Music Era," an old-fashioned hootenanny, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Eagle Point Grange, 5 S. Shasta Ave. Haworth is a 1965 graduate of Medford High School. By 1970, he joined The Brothers Four, a Seattle-based folk group, and in 1985, he joined The Kingston Trio and toured and recorded with the popular folk group for 20 years. Their last show was in 2005 at Britt Festival. Singer and guitarist Hollis is a regular performer at Callahan's Lodge near Mount Ashland. Haworth and Hollis will trace the rise of folk music from Woody Guthrie through Peter, Paul and Mary and others. The audience is invited to sing along. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at or or by calling 541-826-9873. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Expanse Ensemble: The quartet — pianists Christine Eggert and Matt Goodrich and percussionists Jordan Curcuruto and Eric Retterer — will present "Then and Now," a program of works by Bartok and Meadowcroft, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Admission is $10, $5 for seniors and Oregon Trail Card holders, free for students, and can be purchased by calling 541-552-6348 or at the door.

'Erin go bragh': Rogue Valley Chorale will present "Ireland forever," a showcase of solos, duets and trio, accompanied by artistic director Laurie Anne Hunter on piano and Celtic harp, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford. A small women’s ensemble from the chorale also will be featured, along with a group of Rogue Valley Youth Ensemble graduates. Admission is $20, or pay-what-you-can, and proceeds will benefit Rogue Valley Chorale’s summer tour to Ireland. See

Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon: Youth Symphony, Youth Orchestra, Cantare Chorus, Youth Ensemble and choral ensembles from North and South Medford high schools, directed by Cynthia Hutton, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Look for the first movement of John Rutter's "Gloria"; Aaron Copland's "The Promise of Living" from his opera "The Tender Land"; Tchaikovsky's overture to "Romeo and Juliet"; the finale from Dvorak's Ninth Symphony; Melvin Daniels' "Festique"; and an arrangement of the final movement of Richard Wagner's opera "Tannhauser." Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and can be purchased at, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000. Tickets also are available at Artistic Piano in Medford and Paddington Station in Ashland. See or call 541-858-8859 for information.

Sunday, Feb. 25

Craig Wright Band: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Craig Wright, singers Savannah True Randall and Laynie McCartney and bassist Jeff Addicott will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See or call 541-552-4900.

Rogue Valley Symphonic Band: The community band, under the baton of guest conductor Steve Kessler, will present music by Gustav Holst and arrangements by Robert Longfield, Jay Bocook, Alfred Reed and others at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Also look for music by Leonard Bernstein, Roger Nixon, Steven Reineke and other composers. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors, $8 for students, $20 for a family of four, and can be purchased at or at the door. Call 541-227-3787 for information.

Tony Brussat: Singer and guitarist Tony Brussat will perform what he calls "jazz Americana, the good old good ones" from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. See or call 541-535-7957

Monday, Feb. 26

Center for the Visual Arts: Spring exhibits feature student, faculty and community artists and are open Friday, Feb. 23, through Wednesday, March 21, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Look for Kaylee Vanek's BFA thesis "Divulge" in the Retzlaff Gallery; "Women in Action," a collection of works by SOU students, faculty and community members, in the Thorndike Gallery; a collection of works by Reba Crawford Hayes, Kelsey Goldman, Jazmine B. Heard, Manya Orescan and Ellie Peck, "Poetry in Sink," in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; Ryan Evangelisti's "Lost Places" in the Boise-Cascade Gallery; Ben Gradel's "Adventure in Motorcycling" in the Art Department Chairs Gallery; and Tristan Perrotti's "Heartache" in the JELD WEN Gallery. A reception for the artists will be at 5 p.m. Friday, March 2, and refreshments will be provided. The galleries' hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-552-8315.

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.

Schneider Museum of Art: New art exhibits — Anna Gray and Ryan Paulsen's "Between the Beginning and the Middle"; Betty LaDuke's "Social Justice"; Maria Los Angeles' "Transcending Myths"; and Storm Tharp's "Fierce Last Stand"— will be displayed through March 17 at the Schneider Museum of Art, 555 Indiana St., at Southern Oregon University, in Ashland. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. See or call 541-5526245 for information. 

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