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Gypsy Sou (Roman Morykit, left, and Cilette Swann) will perform a live concert on Saturday February 26. See the list below. Courtesy picture

Recurring events

Ashland Senior Activities

A variety of virtual and in-person activities and services are available for adults 50 and older Monday through Friday through the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. See ashlandseniorservices.org or call 541-488-5342 for complete listings.

Visit to the native plant garden

Take a virtual tour through 11 gardens to explore our region’s native trees, shrubs, perennials and wildflowers at jacksoncountymga.org/native-plants-garden-tour. Included are an eco-restoration garden, a permaculture mini-farm, a small urban garden and more. Free entry; donations to the Jackson County Master Gardeners Association will be accepted. For more information, call 541-227-1358.

Historic Jacksonville Virtual Tour

Historic Jacksonville, Inc. has created a variety of virtual ways for you to explore the National Historic City of Jacksonville. Watch two videos online – a 30-minute “Walk through History” virtual tour that takes you to 23 different sites, and a 45-minute “Jacksonville Historic Homes” video tour that visits 27 different historic homes, including 1855 Mathew Wood G. Kennedy House, the 1873 Beekman House, and the 1892 Jeremiah Nunan House. Read two text-based virtual tours “Beekman Bank Nuggets” and “Mrs. Beekman Invites You to Call” or the “Walk Through History” blog to learn more about specific historic sites in Jacksonville. You can also read stories about beer, wine, whiskey, saloons and “entrepreneurs” in the online series “Thirsty Thursday.” For more information or to access, see historicjacksonville.org.

February Events

gypsy soul

Folk, soul and roots duo Cilette Swann and Roman Morykit will perform a live concert as part of their ongoing “Front Row with Gypsy Soul” series at 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 26. A pre-show will begin at 4:45 p.m. The duo will perform a mix of originals and covers during the hour/hour-and-a-half hour show. The concert is available to stream live via Facebook, YouTube and Twitch, and on the Gypsy Soul website (gypsysoul.com). The show is a “pay what you want” basis. Once on the duo’s website, you’ll find a “virtual tip jar,” where you can use PayPal or a credit card to start the show. You don’t have to sign up for anything unless you want to get a reminder for the gig or want to be part of the chat/commentary during the gig.

Teen stories

Teens can participate in a live general knowledge game using Zoom and the Kahoot platform at 4:30 p.m. on the last Monday (February 28) of each month. Connect to the Zoom meeting to view questions and answer them on the Kahoot app or website. You don’t need an account to play, just the app and the game PIN, which will be provided to us during the Zoom meeting. This quiz will contain 70 questions on a variety of topics. For more details or to register, visit jcls.org and click on Programs and Events, then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you upon registration.

March Events

Books at noon

This group of readers discuss various books and offer suggestions for new reading at noon on the first Tuesday (March 1) of each month, via Zoom. To register, visit jcls.libcal.com or for more information, call 541-535-7090.

Friends of Eagle Point Book Club

Discuss suggested books with this group of readers from 2-3:15 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month via Zoom. To register or for more details, visit jcls.org and click on Programs and Events, then JCLS Calendar, or call 541-826-3313.

Windows in Time – local history conference

As part of the free “Windows in Time” lecture series, Joe Peterson will present “Hidden History: Backstories from Ashland and Medford History” at noon on Wednesday March. 2, at the Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave., and via Zoom. What is Lolita, Raggedy Ann, Tobacco Road, Lithia Auto Group, Camelot, Mousetraps, Stolen Election, Healer, Headless Lincoln, 160-Year-Old Cold Case, and “Thief-Barron” could have in common? They all have Southern Oregon stories that might surprise you. Peterson will explore these topics and more. Peterson taught history, political science, and education courses at Southern Oregon University and wrote and managed federal grants for teaching American history for the Southern Oregon Education Service District in Medford. He is the author of four books, including two on the history of Ashland. Registration is required to attend both in person and online. To register and for more details, visit jcls.org and click on Programs and Events, then JCLS Calendar, or for more information, call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you upon registration. The program will be recorded for later viewing on the JCLS YouTube channel, youtube.com/c/JCLSBeyond.

queer cafe

The social group of LGBTQ+ communities and their allies meets from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of each month (March 5) via Zoom. Bring a list of your recent favorite books, movies, and/or podcasts and share any projects or crafts you’re working on. To register or for more details, visit jcls.org and click on Programs and Events, then JCLS Calendar, or call 541-774-8679.

Running and Reading Club

Kids ages 13+ who are interested in reading and running are invited to run and read (or listen to an audiobook while running) each week, then gather virtually at 4:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month (March 7) via Zoom to discuss how the race is going and what everyone is reading. For more details or to register, visit jcls.org and click on Programs and Events, then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you upon registration.

Community talk

Oregon Humanities will host a live virtual conversation with Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of “Braiding Sweetgrass” and “Gathering Moss,” at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 10, via Zoom. Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated teacher and registered member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of the widely acclaimed “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants,” and is part of the Jackson County Library Services “Rogue Reads” program. His first book, “Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses”, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing, and his other work has been published in numerous scientific journals. Kimmerer lives in Syracuse, New York, where she is the SUNY Professor Emeritus of Environmental Biology, and she is the founder and director of the Center for Indigenous Peoples and the Environment, whose mission is to create programs that draw on the wisdom of Indigenous peoples and scientific knowledge for our common sustainability goals. After the discussion, participants are invited to join other viewers in the conversation. Admission is free, registration required. To register or for more details, visit oregonhumanities.org.

Historical presentation – “Only Hope: My mother and the Holocaust brought to light”

Friends of the Hannon Library will welcome guest speaker Irv Lubliner, Professor Emeritus of Southern Oregon University, who will present “Only Hope: My Mother and the Holocaust Brought to Light,” virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10. Before her death in 1974, Felicia Bornstein Lubliner wrote about her internment in Polish ghettos and two Nazi concentration camps, Auschwitz and Gross-Rosen. His powerful stories were recently published by his son, Irv Lubliner. He will share excerpts from his book, highlighting his mother’s experiences and indomitable spirit, as well as his experience as a child of Holocaust survivors and his process of making the book. Registration is mandatory. To register, go to tinyurl.com/MarchEvent2022. Meeting details will be emailed to you after registration. Call 541-552-6816 or email [email protected] for more information.

Brain Books Discussion Group

The adult reading group will meet from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month via Zoom. For more details or to register, visit jcls.org and click on Programs and Events, then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you upon registration.

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