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RVTD ’Go By Bike Week,’ Rogue Valley live events: May 14

Jenna Marmon, an Oregon Department of Transportation liaison, rides on a section near Talent. Courtesy photo
In Focus: ’Go By Bike Week’

The Rogue Valley Transportation District hosts the 2021 “Go By Bike Week” beginning on Monday, May 17, and running through Sunday, May 23.

To join in, pledge to replace at least one trip you usually make by car with a bike trip, and be a part of the biggest bicycling campaign in the Rogue Valley.

Create an account and log your bike trips during the week to win prizes such a bike tune-up from Cycle Sport or gift cards from REI, Get ‘N’ Gear, Ruby’s or Dutch Bros., and to receive tips on bicycles, as well as notifications of bike rides and other events happening during Bike Month (May). Also, see resources on how to ride safely around town during “Go By Bike Week” and beyond. RVTD also will sponsor a variety of events, such as games, bike socials and more, as listed below. For full details or to register and make your bike pledge, see rvtd.org/way-to-go/events-and-campaigns/go-by-bike-week

Bike Social: Bring your bike and learn some new skills, receive a free safety check and socialize with other riders from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 17, at Gils of Ashland, 175 N Pioneer St. Learn basic bike maintenance skills using a hands-on approach, taught by a League of American Bicyclists certified instructor. All skill levels welcome; presentation is geared toward beginners.

Ashland Bike Breakfast: Ride your bike along the central Ashland bike path and stop by the gazebo at Railroad Park for snacks, coffee and conversation from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 18. Free bike safety checks, light bike tuning and safety gear will be provided.

Bike Trivia Happy Hour: Test you bike trivia knowledge and win prizes during RVTD’s virtual Bike Trivia Happy Hour from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, via Facebook Live. To access the trivia game, see facebook.com/rideRVTD.

Bike Social: Bring your bike and learn some new skills, receive a free safety check and socialize with other riders from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at Common Block Brewing Co., 315 E. Fifth St., Medford. Learn basic bike maintenance skills using a hands-on approach, taught by a League of American Bicyclists certified instructor. All skill levels welcome; presentation is geared toward beginners.

Medford Bike Breakfast: Ride your bike along the Greenway in Medford and look for RVTD personnel offering refreshments from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20. Free bike safety checks, light bike tuning and safety gear will be provided. Also register your bike with the Medford Police Department.

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Editor’s note: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown moved Jackson County back to “high risk” status May 4, which will allow indoor dining and events, with some restrictions. Please call businesses or check their websites to confirm all listed events. All Jackson County library branches are open, and in-branch browsing will be available with certain restrictions. COVID-19 vaccine registration assistance is available at each branch. Limited computer sessions will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Friday, May 14

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, May 14, at Daisy Creek Vineyard, 675 Shafer Lane, Jacksonville. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

Marshall Stack: Singer and guitarist Marshall Stack will perform American folk songs at 5 p.m. Friday, May 14, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

Allison Scull and Victor Martin: Singer-songwriter and guitarist Allison Scull, and sax player Victor Martin will play a mix of folk, jazz, blues and pop, along with Scull singing some of her original songs in French at 5 p.m. Friday, May 14, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or see dancin.com.

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, May 14, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.

Gypsy Rogue: Guitarists Dan Fellman and Marc Camilo, along with multi-instrumentalist Bob Rawlings, will perform a variety of jazz styles at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 14, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Sonido Alegre: The band — guitarist Charles Guy, violinist Linda Powers, bassist John Galloway and percussionist Theresa McCoy — will perform original music and select covers with Spanish flavors and flamenco flair at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 14, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.

Brothers Reed: Aaron Reed and Philip Reed will perform original acoustic pop, blues and folk at 6 p.m. Friday, May 14, 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, May 15

Auto Europa Ashland Car Club: People interested in European classic and exotic cars can meet from 8 to 10 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at Water Street Café, 10 Water St., Ashland. The club often goes on cruises to various locations throughout the valley. For further details, see AutoEuropaAshland.com.

Performance Art: Local artist KYRIANNA will perform a public art piece, “Do I Look Fine Now?” addressing the topic of ableism through the lens of a transformative art performance Saturday, May 15, in multiple locations across downtown Ashland to raise money for the Invisible Disabilities Association. Performances will be filmed and available for viewing on KYRIANNA’s website. For further information, see www.kyrianna.art or email at rkeancommunications@gmail.com.

Ashland Saturday Market: Fresh and organic seasonal produce, bakery items, artisan food, plants and other goods are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 30, along Oak Street in downtown Ashland. Social distancing and safety measures are in place. See rvgrowersmarket.com.

Grants Pass Growers Market: Find local seasonal produce, baked goods, beverages and more from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in downtown Grants Pass, at Fourth and F streets. Masks are required while in the market. See growersmarket.org.

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.

Low-cost Pet Vaccines: Make an appointment for your pet to get vaccinated and licensed at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix, on Saturday, May 15. This drive-thru, appointment-only clinic is open to dogs and cats, as well as puppies and kittens. Vaccinations available for dogs are rabies and distemper/parvo booster. Vaccinations available for cats are rabies and distemper/rhino/calici booster. No nail trimming done. Pet owners must call the shelter by Friday, May 14, to schedule. Distemper/parvo vaccinations are $15 each; rabies vaccinations are $10 each. License fees vary based on the dog’s neuter/spay status, and discounts are available for veterans and seniors. This is a cash-only clinic, with the exception of license fees, and all pets must be in good health. Pets that are on antibiotics, in heat or on cortisone products cannot be vaccinated. Masks are required during the appointment. Call 541-774-6654.

Ashland Take & Make: Adults can stop by the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., to pick up a “Relaxation Aromatherapy” Take-and-Make kit during regular library hours, beginning Saturday, May 15, while supplies last. Kits include all the supplies needed to make your own aromatherapeutic relaxation roll-on with lavender essential oil. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-6980.

Allison Scull and Victor Martin: Singer-songwriter and guitarist Allison Scull, and sax player Victor Martin will play a mix of folk, jazz, blues and pop, along with Scull singing some of her original songs in French at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Augustino Estate at The Big Red Barn, 16995 N. Applegate Road, Grants Pass. See augustinoestate.com or call 541-846-1881.

Adam Gabriel: Singer and songwriter Adam Gabriel will perform acoustic Southern rock and soul music at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Aurora Vines Winery, 2287 Pioneer Road, Talent. See auroravines.com or call 541-897-0592.

J Brothers: Brothers Mark and Scott Johnson will perform a mix of classic rock and pop at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541-499-0449.

Jon Galfano: The guitarist and composer will play his original instrumentals at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.

Nick and Shae: Multi-instrumentalist Nick Garrett-Powell and singer Shae Celine will perform covers of popular music at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

Janus Jazz Quintet: Pianist Thor Polson, bassist Dave Miller, percussionist Theresa McCoy, Adam Harris on saxophone and Peter Anastos on trumpet will perform an all-ages concert of original music written by Polson, as well as seldom heard masterpieces written by well-known jazz composers, during two sets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and 8 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at La Baguette Music Café, 340 A St., Ashland. Admission is $25, reservations required. For further information or to reserve see labaguettemusiccafe.com or call 541-482-0855.

Parole Denied: Southern Oregon band Parole Denied will play rockabilly, Southern, country and punk at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.

Sunday, May 16

Medford Take & Make: Children and their families can stop by the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., to pick up a “Garden Craft” Take-and-Make kit during regular library hours, beginning Sunday, May 16, while supplies last. Kits include all the supplies needed, and are recommended for kids 3 years and up. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679.

Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at Naumes Suncrest Winery, 1950 Suncrest Road, Talent. See naumesfamilyvineyards.com.

Book Release Party: Local author and creator of Puppeteers for Fears, Josh Gross, will host a book-release party and reading for his new novel, “Summer of Smoke,” from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at the Butler Bandshell at Lithia Park, located in downtown Ashland. Also look for live music and original charcoal fine art illustrations by Ashland artist Aubry Hollingshead. For further details, see fb.me/e/1FX7cRoJr

The Giantess: Roots rock band The Giantess will perform guitar-driven blues, rock and jazz with a rockabilly/country twist at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Ambrose & Galfano: The guitarist and composer Jon Galfano along with singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jen Ambrose, will perform classic rock and pop tunes at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at Walkabout Brewing Co., 921 Mason Way, Medford. See walkaboutbrewing.com or call 541-734-4677.

Pinsky and Phil: Guitar and harmonica duo David Pinsky and Phil Newton will play original ’60s-style Chicago blues duets at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541-499-0449.

Mostly Harmless: The acoustic trio — bassist and vocalist Gary Dunsmoor, percussionist and vocalist Cathy Doris, and guitarist and vocalist Michael Wells — will perform an eclectic blend of popular music at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free.

Monday, May 17

Gold Hill Take & Make: Children and their families can stop by the Gold Hill library, 202 Dardanelles St., to pick up a “Grow Your Own Flowers” Take-and-Make kit during regular library hours, beginning Monday, May 17, while supplies last. Kits include all the supplies needed, and are recommended for kids 3 years and up. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-855-1994.

Jacksonville Take & Make: Children and their families can stop by the Jacksonville library, 340 W. C St., to pick up a “Grow Your Own Wheatgrass” Take-and-Make kit during regular library hours, beginning Monday, May 17, while supplies last. Kits include all the supplies needed, and are recommended for kids 3 years and up. Wheatgrass can be added to smoothies and juices, or given to your pets. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-899-1665.

Tuesday, May 18

Ashland Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market: Seasonal fruits and vegetables, crafts, specialty foods, drinks and more are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 23, at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. Masks are required. Social distancing and safety measures are in place. See rvgrowersmarket.com.

Shady Cove Take & Make: Kids and their families can stop by the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62., to pick up a Journaling Take-and-Make kit during regular library hours, beginning Tuesday, May 18, while supplies last. Kits include a journal, gel pen, and handouts on mental health awareness, and are recommended for kids 9 years and up. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-878-2270.

Bike repair basics: Learn the basics of bike repair with a local bike mechanic at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-826-3313.

Wednesday, May 19

Seth Hansson & Jon Martin: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Seth Hansson, along with Jon Martin, lead singer of Gunstock RED, will perform a mix of acoustic alternative, rock, and folk at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

David Cahalan: Singer, songwriter and guitarist David Cahalan will perform at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or see dancin.com.

Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

Thursday, May 20

Medford Growers Market: Fresh and organic seasonal produce, crafts and food carts are available from local farms and vendors from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 18, in Hawthorne Park, corner of East Jackson and Hawthorne streets, Medford. Masks are required. Social distancing and safety measures are in place. See rvgrowersmarket.com.

David Pinsky and Phil Newton: The guitar and harmonica duo will play original ’60s-style Chicago blues duets at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or see dancin.com.

Dayton Mason: Gypsy jazz singer, songwriter and guitarist Dayton Mason will perform at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Jen Ambrose: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jen Ambrose will play a mix of original blues, soul and folk at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.

Friday, May 21

Not Too Shabby: Singer Lisa Yriarte, guitarist Pete Brown and drummer Mike Fitch will play a mix of pop, blues, R&B and contemporary hits at 5 p.m. Friday, May 21, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or see dancin.com.

Shine Swing Trio: The jazz trio will perform vintage jazz and classic swing at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 21, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.

Connor Reese: Singer-songwriter Connor Reese will perform a blend of witty originals and quirky reimaginings of classic tunes at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 21, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.

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, May 21, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Perry Road: Guitarist Erica Flynn, bassist Mike Plane and drummer Randy Schoenauer will play rock and country at 6 p.m. Friday, May 21, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Wired: Wired will perform high-energy classic rock and blues dance music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 21, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881. There is a $5 cover.

Saturday, May 22

Ashland Take & Make: Children and their families can stop by the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., to pick up a “Snuggle Bunny Sock Craft” Take-and-Make kit during regular library hours, beginning Saturday, May 22, while supplies last. Kits include all the supplies needed, and are recommended for kids 3 years and up. After picking up a kit, go to jcls.org/blog for a related Storytime Short and step-by-step instructions. Teens can pick up a “Stress Less” coloring kit, which includes an advanced coloring book and a set of colored pencils, at either the Ashland or Medford libraries, while supplies last. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-6980.

Carla Bauer: Guitarist and vocalist Carla Bauer will perform a mix of light rock and pop at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Aurora Vines Winery, 2287 Pioneer Road, Talent. See auroravines.com or call 541-897-0592.

Pacifica: Vocalist Alissa Weaver, guitarist and vocalist Jack Fischer and drummer Michael Whipple will perform at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

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 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.

Stardust Trio: Singer Kacie Bower, guitarist Tim Church and bassist Dave Miller will play a mix of classics and standards from the Great American Songbook at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Ring of Trees: The Southern Oregon rock band will perform original songs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Grape Street Bar & Grill, 31 S. Grape St., Medford. See grapestreetbarandgrill.com or call 541-500-8881.

Sunday, May 23

Medford Take & Make: Children and their families can stop by the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., to pick up a “Memorial Day Poppy Flower Craft” Take-and-Make kit during regular library hours, beginning Sunday, May 23, while supplies last. Kits include all the supplies needed, and are recommended for kids 3 years and up. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-774-8679.

Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at Daisy Creek Vineyard, 675 Shafer Lane, Jacksonville. See daisycreekwine.com or call 541-899-8329.

Michal Palzewicz & Reed Bentley: Cellist Michal Palzewicz and percussionist Reed Bentley will perform a program of improvisational originals and favorites by J. S. Bach, A. Akiho, and more, using creative tools such as sampling and looped sound layers in addition to the performers acoustic instruments, at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at Grizzly Peak Wiwnery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is by donation. For reservations, email at GPWreservations@gmail.com. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700 for further details.

Watson House: Indie rock band Watson House — Daniel Nickels and Dave Collie — will perform covers of modern and classics songs at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Taurie Michele: Singer and guitarist Taurie Michele will perform indie rock and pop tunes at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at Walkabout Brewing Co., 921 Mason Way, Medford. See walkaboutbrewing.com or call 541-734-4677.

Steve Hopkins & Band of Brothers: Guitarist Steve Hopkins and his jazz group, Band of Brothers, will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541499-0449.

Rod Petrone: The classical guitarist will play a mix of instrumentals from Brazil, Latin America and France, along with his own arrangements of Italian compositions at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.