The Rogue Valley Genealogy Society is hosting several events in September. See the lists below. Image 123rf.com
Focus: Genealogy Week
The Rogue Valley Genealogy Society will be holding its annual Genealogy Week, Saturday through Friday, September 18-24, virtually via Zoom. A week of 14 free presentations intended for newcomers and seasonal genealogists is offered. Learn how to start genealogical research, how to organize what you learn, which DNA test is best, how DNA is used in research and more. Registration is compulsory. To register or for more information, visit rvgslibrary.org, email [email protected] or call 541-512-2340. Once registered, a Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the presentation.
Southern Oregon Willamette Writers
The writing group will be holding a virtual discussion group at 8 p.m. every Wednesday via Zoom. All authors are invited to participate. Registration required. To register or for more information, visit willamettewriters.org. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about whether to join the meeting.
Ashland Seniors Activities
A variety of virtual activities and services are available for adults 50 and over 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 of 11 gardens to explore the trees, shrubs, perennials and wildflowers native to our region at jacksoncountymga.org/native-plants-garden-tour. Included are an eco-catering garden, a mini permaculture 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.
Jacksonville Historic Virtual Tour
Three textual virtual tours of Jacksonville’s historic past, “Walk Through Jacksonville History”, “Beekman Bank Nuggets” and “Mrs. Beekman invites you to call, ”can be viewed at historicjacksonville.org. New material is added every week. For more information, call 541-245-3650 or email [email protected]
Gold Hill Book Club
The Gold Hill Library Book Club for adults 18 and older will meet at 3 p.m. on the third Friday of each month, via Zoom. On Friday September 17, the book in question will be “Children of the Earth” by Marcello Hernandez Castillo. Books can be picked up one month before the meeting date. To register, visit jcls.libcal.com or for more information call 541-855-1994. Meeting details will be emailed to you upon registration.
Random teen fandom
Teens are invited to meet virtually to dive into Marissa Meyer’s “Renegades” series at 12:30 pm Saturday, September 18, via Zoom. For more details or to register, visit jcls.org and click on Programs and Events then on JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you upon registration.
Reading club for various readings
This readers’ club for children ages 12-18 will meet at 4:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, via Zoom to discuss stories that take us out of our own experiences and from the perspective of how others view it. world. On Tuesday September 21, the book to be discussed will be “You’re Welcome, Universe” by Whitney Gardner. For more details or to register, visit jcls.org and click on Programs and Events then on JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you upon registration.
Presentation of health insurance
Linda Clarkson, Cheryl Harrison and Melissa Mlasko of Futurity First Insurance Group will give a free talk, “Medicare 101,” at noon and again at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, September 22, via livestream. Presenters will review Medicare Parts A and B, as well as Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans and Medicare Supplement health insurance plans. Participants will also learn how Medicare Part D prescription drug plans work and how to get help with prescription drug costs. The presentations are intended for people who are turning 65 and new to Medicare. To register, call 541-973-2100 or email [email protected]
Valley of the Thugs
The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society will host author and professional genealogist Tricia Oberndorf, who will present “North American Migration – In, Out and Across” from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, September 25, via Zoom. Discover the motivations, struggles and successes of our ancestors. Oberndorf will prepare the ground for different migration periods with the who, what, when, where and why of the migration. She will discuss the development of a new nation starting with the colonial period, then following the progress of the colonies through the late 1800s, examining research strategies and resources to further help trace our ancestors. This one-day program will cover the journeys of our ancestors from Europe to Atlantic and Pacific ports. Admission is $ 55. Registrations close at noon on Friday September 24. Once your registration is complete, you will receive an email with your Zoom link the day before the presentation. To register or for more information, visit rvgslibrary.org, email [email protected] or call 541-512-2340.
Children and teens ages 12-18 can dance and learn the choreography of K-pop boy group Vixx’s “Love Equation” at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 25 via Zoom. For more details or to register, visit jcls.org and click on Programs and Events then on JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you upon registration.
Folk, soul and roots duo Cilette Swann and Roman Morykit will perform live as part of their ongoing “Front Row with Gypsy Soul” series at 6 pm on Saturday, September 25th. A pre-show will begin at 5:45 p.m. featuring The Gypsy Soul Music Videos. The duo will perform a mix of originals and covers during the hour / hour and a half show. The concert will be a special show in honor of Morykit’s birthday. The concert is available to stream live via Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and 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 are not required to register unless you want to receive a reminder for the concert or want to be part of the chat / comments during the concert. Gypsy Soul plans to return to the stage in her new home state of Arizona in December 2021, Swann said. The duo will continue to perform live concerts until then.
Brain Books Focus 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. On Tuesday, September 28, the book to be discussed will be “The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism” by Katherine Stewart. For more details or to register, visit jcls.org and click on Programs and Events then on JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you upon registration.
Presentation of prohibited books
In recognition of Forbidden Book Week, from Friday September 26 to Saturday October 2, JCLS Librarians will be holding a Roundtable on Forbidden Books from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, via Zoom. Topics will include what it means to ban a book, what types of books are banned, and how libraries can help promote the freedom to read. Panelists include Adult Services Coordinator Carrie Turney Ross, Bear Creek Area Manager / Ashland Branch Manager Kristin Anderson, and Youth Services Librarian Andrea Leone. For more details or to register, visit jcls.org and click on Programs and Events then on JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you upon registration.
Anecdotes about adolescents
Teens can participate in a live game of general knowledge using Zoom and the Kahoot platform at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29. Log into the Zoom meeting to view and answer questions 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 on JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679. Meeting details will be emailed to you upon registration.