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Live Rogue Valley music, ScienceWorks fun for kids & more: Dec. 23 – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News

Kids can have fun playing while also learning about all things science at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum. See listings. Facebook.com/scienceworksmuseum

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Friday, Dec. 23

Ice Skating: The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink, located at 95 Winburn Way, across from the Lithia Park playground in Ashland, is open for skating through February 2023. Admission is $5, $4 for ages 6-13, and free for ages 5 and younger. Skate rentals are available for $3. Concessions will be closed. Call 541-552-2258 or see ashland.or.us/icerink for schedule and admission information. All changes in participation requirements, scheduling, skating lessons and programs will be posted to the website.

Spanish Language Group: English speakers with at least an intermediate knowledge of Spanish can meet at 11 a.m. Fridays, at the Santos Community Center, 701 N. Columbus Ave., Medford. Look for casual, supportive conversation and interpretation. Native speakers are welcome to help. Call 541-499-6646.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at Bricktowne Brewing Company, 44 S. Central Ave., Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

Pinsky and Phil: Guitar and harmonica duo David Pinsky and Phil Newton will play original ‘60s-style Chicago blues duets at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at Schmidt Family Vineyards, 330 Kubli Road, Grants Pass. See sfvineyards.com or call 541-846-9985.

Tye Austin: Classical guitarist and composer Tye Austin will perform traditional Mexican and Spanish music from 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday through Sunday, through Dec., at Miguel’s Family Mexican Restaurant, 21679 Highway 62, Shady Cove. Call 541-878-9435.

David Cahalan: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Cahalan will perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

DeLuxe: The band DeLuxe will perform covers of classic rock tunes at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

John Dabaco: Jazz pianist John Dabaco will perform standards and classics at 6 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, at the Hearsay Restaurant, Lounge and Garden, 40 S. First St., Ashland. See hearsayashland.com or call 541-625-0505.

Saturday, Dec. 24

*Editor’s note: All JCLS branches will be closed Saturday through Monday, Dec. 24-26 for the holidays. For further information see jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Medford Cars & Coffee: Car enthusiasts can meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m. every Saturday at 2780 E. Barnett Road, Medford, near Starbucks and Mountain Mike’s Pizza. The group will not hold meetings in the event of rain or snowy weather. Find Medford Cars and Coffee on Facebook for further information.

Grants Pass Growers Market: Find local seasonal produce, baked goods, beverages and more from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the Commercial Building at Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass. On Saturday, See growersmarket.org.

David Barnes: Southern Oregon singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, David Barnes, will perform jazz and folk music with concert ukulele and guitar solos from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday at the Great Harvest Bread Company, 203 Genessee St., Medford. Call 541-245-3310.

Monday, Dec. 26

Take & Make: Kids and their families can stop by any JCLS branch to pick up a take-and-make craft kit during select dates. Each library branch offers a unique craft for every age group, from preschoolers to adults, and all needed supplies are included in the kit. For details see jcls.libcal.com or call the library branch in your area.

DART Mobile Services: The JCLS DART outreach vehicle, which visits a variety of locations throughout Jackson County, is a Wi-Fi hotspot and computer lab all rolled into one. Library staff will offer use of their laptop computers, along with tech help and special programs and presentations. Anyone within a 300-foot radius of DART can access its Wi-Fi for free. To learn more, including the most up-to-date schedule of stops, see jcls.org/DART or call 541-774-8679.

Paul Schmeling Band: The Paul Schmeling Band will perform jazz standards from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at Martino’s Restaurant and Lounge, 58 E. Main St., Ashland. See martinosashland.com or call 541-488-4420.

Tuesday, Dec. 27

Rogue Valley Growers Winter Market: Seasonal produce, bakery items, specialty foods, drinks, art, crafts and more are available from local vendors from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday in December, at the Ashland National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. SNAP/EBT accepted. See rvgrowersmarket.com.

Children’s Museum: The Children’s Museum of Southern Oregon, 413 W. Main St., Medford, features early learning opportunities, educational experiences, interactive play exhibits and activities for children. Exhibits at the hands-on museum include farm-to-table play area, ranger station, wildlife rescue tree-house, a replica of Bigfoot, “The Makery,”art projects and more. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is $12 for adults; $8 for children; memberships, scholarships and discounts available. For further details see tcmso.org or call 541-772-9922.

Coffee & Crosswords: Older adults are invited work on some games and puzzles and listen to music from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 27, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Coffee and breakfast treats will be provided. For further details see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-664-3228.

Movement and Me: JCLS Youth Services Coordinator Brystan Strong will host a special sensory program for young children featuring songs and play with a simple ribbon wand decorated by participants at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at the Ruch library, 7919 Highway 238. This program is for all children, but especially welcoming to those who find large groups intimidating and geared toward engaging children who may have a challenging time in a more traditional setting. Pre-registration required. For further details or to register, see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-899-7438.

Medford Senior Center Bingo: The Medford Senior Center will host bingo games for adults at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday at the Medford Senior Center, 510 East Main St.; $8 for six cards for 10 games. Must be 18 or older to participate. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. For further details on the games or for a full listing of activities and services available, see medfordseniorcenter.org.

Social Dance Club: Dance to music performed by keyboardist Darren Kuykendall from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Dances include swing, foxtrot, waltz, cha-cha, Tango and more. You do not need a partner to participate. Admission is $6. Call or text 541-941-1973.

Tuesday Afternoon Knitters: Knitters, crocheters, lace needle crafters and tatters of all skill levels can gather to learn from each other, share ideas and create new pieces from 3 to 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St., and from 3 to 5 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. For further information see Tuesday Afternoon Knitters on Facebook.

Wednesday, Dec. 28

ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum: A variety of interactive science exhibits are available at the museum, located at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. The interactive museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Many exhibits will be modified to reduce touch surfaces — fewer hands-on activities — and increase physical distancing. Admission is $12.50, $10.50 for ages 2 through 12 and 65 and older, and free for kids under age 2, $3 for SNAP/Oregon Trail card holders. Admission is $3 the first Sunday of every month; group discounts available. The museum will be closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25. To purchase tickets or for more information, see scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.

After-School Activities: School-age children are invited to join in an after-school activity from 2 to 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Each week, activities will have a different theme. Activities include games, crafts, build-it challenges, STEAM projects, and more. Snacks provided. No program Dec. 21, 28. For further details see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-774-8679.

Yarnia: Children 8 and older, as well as adults, can learn to knit or crochet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Supplies and instruction are provided. All levels welcome. For further details see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-826-3313.

White City Kids Crafternoon: Children 5 years and older can make a festive noisemaker to ring in the New Year at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. All materials provided. For further details see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-864-8880.

Movement and Me: JCLS Youth Services Coordinator Brystan Strong will host a special sensory program for young children featuring songs and play with a simple ribbon wand decorated by participants at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at the Jacksonville library, 340 W. C St. This program is for all children, but especially welcoming to those who find large groups intimidating and geared toward engaging children who may have a challenging time in a more traditional setting. Pre-registration required. For further details or to register, see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-899-1665.

Gold Hill Teen Hangout: Teens can meet to play board games, watch movies, discuss books, get homework help and more at 4 p.m. every Wednesday at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St. For further details see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-855-1994.

Gold Hill Sewing Club: Adults and teens 16 and older can join other sewing enthusiasts from 5 to 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month, at the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St., to learn to sew or work on projects you have already started. All levels welcome. There will be some supplies and sewing machines available, but you may bring your own if you have them. Children ages 8-15 are welcome with an adult to supervise and assist them. For further details see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-855-1994.

The Shabby Guys: Guitarist Pete Brown, bassist Jeff Addicott, drummer Mike Fitch, and Gordon Greenley on sax will play a mix of pop, blues, R&B and contemporary hits at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Jim Friend: Guitarist Jim Friend will play a mix of pop, light rock and country at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. $15 cover; includes dinner. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

Thursday, December 29

Eagle Point Book Sale: Book sales are held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. Look for new or gently-used books, DVDs and CDs. Proceeds help fund library programs, activities and collections. For further details, see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-826-3313.

Teen Music Jeopardy: Teens 13 and older can show off their knowledge in a music-themed Jeopardy match at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at the Ruch library, 7919 Highway 238. Pick from several categories, answer trivia questions, guess song titles, and beat opponents to victory. The winner will receive a prize and the title “Ultimate Music Champion.” For further details see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-899-7438.

Jon Galfano: The guitarist and composer will play his original instrumentals along with a blend of classic rock and pop tunes at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Modern Prometheus Jazz Company: The modern jazz group — Tom Stamper on drums, Dave Stone on sax, Steve Fain on bass, and Don Monjure on piano — will perform improvisational jazz winding through decades of the American Jazz experience at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at Bloomsbury Blends, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. $10 cover. See bloomsburyblends.com or call 541-708-0608.

Trivia Night: Lighthearted games of trivia are available at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Portal Brewing, 100 E 6th St, Medford. Participation is free; prize for winning team. Call 541-326-2261.

Comedy Improv Sessions: The Rogue Valley Improvers, led by Thomas Hartmann who trained with Second City Chicago, will hold free improvisational comedy practice from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. This group is neither affiliated or endorsed by JCLS. For further information, email forinfoman44@gmail.com.

Friday, Dec. 30

Ice Skating: The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink, located at 95 Winburn Way, across from the Lithia Park playground in Ashland, is open for skating through February 2023. Admission is $5, $4 for ages 6-13, and free for ages 5 and younger. Skate rentals are available for $3. Concessions will be closed. Call 541-552-2258 or see ashland.or.us/icerink for schedule and admission information. All changes in participation requirements, scheduling, skating lessons and programs will be posted to the website.

Spanish Language Group: English speakers with at least an intermediate knowledge of Spanish can meet at 11 a.m. Fridays, at the Santos Community Center, 701 N. Columbus Ave., Medford. Look for casual, supportive conversation and interpretation. Native speakers are welcome to help. Call 541-499-6646.

Teen Library Lock-In: Teens and preteens, ages 11 to 16, can join library staff after the library closes to sing karaoke, play games, make crafts, and more, from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. For further details or to register, For further details or to register, see jcls.libcal.com or call 541-826-3313.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at 4 Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main St., Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

Stardust Trio: Guitarist Tim Church, bassist Dave Miller and Paul Schmeling on saxophone will play a mix of jazz, rock and pop at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Trevor Hanks: Guitarist Trevor Hanks will perform at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at Schmidt Family Vineyards, 330 Kubli Road, Grants Pass. See sfvineyards.com or call 541-846-9985.

Tye Austin: Classical guitarist and composer Tye Austin will perform traditional Mexican and Spanish music from 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday through Sunday, through Dec., at Miguel’s Family Mexican Restaurant, 21679 Highway 62, Shady Cove. Call 541-878-9435.

Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. $5 cover. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

Nick Garrett Powell: Guitarist and singer Nick Garrett Powell, lead singer of the acoustic duo The Fret Drifters, will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

John Dabaco: Jazz pianist John Dabaco will perform standards and classics at 6 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, at the Hearsay Restaurant, Lounge and Garden, 40 S. First St., Ashland. See hearsayashland.com or call 541-625-0505.

Dangerous Lee: Bands Dangerous Lee and The John Dough Boys will play a mix of bluegrass and folk rock at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at Local 31 Pub, 31 Water St., Ashland. Tickets are $10. For tickets and further details see local31pub.com or call 541-708-6813.




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