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9/11 tribute poker run, live Rogue Valley music, markets and more: Sept. 10

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In Focus: Poker Run: Tribute to 9/11 heroes

The Rogue River VFW will be hosting its annual “Patriot’s Run,” a motorcycle and car poker run, in tribute to the heroes of 9/11, Saturday, Sept. 11, beginning at Moose Lodge #178, 9713 Old Stage Road, Gold Hill. Sign up begins at 9 a.m. and rides begin at 11 a.m. Admission is $15 or $20 for duos. Following the ride, look for live music by Mercy featuring Lynda Morrison, raffles and more. All proceeds to benefit the Rogue River Students scholarship fund. For further information, email at househuntergp@hotmail.com, find VFW Auxiliary 4116 Patriots Runon Facebook or call 541-761-1379.

Friday, Sept. 10

Soundwalk: Britt Festival Orchestra will present “Ellen Reid Soundwalk,” a free interactive musical experience in and around Jacksonville, through Oct. 15. Performed in part by members of the BFO, “Soundwalk” is a GPS-enabled public art work that uses music to illuminate the natural environment. This installment is tailor-made for Jacksonville, created to encourage calm reflection and introspection. To participate, download the free Ellen Reid Soundwalk app (ellenreidsoundwalk.com/download) to your smartphone, then install “The Britt Festival Orchestra Soundwalk,” put on headphones, press play, and explore parts of Jacksonville on foot or by car to discover diverse musical elements in various locations around the town and surrounding trail systems. In addition to classical, music styles in “Soundwalk” include electronic, jazz and pop. Every person’s experience will be different as they choose their own path based on a map built into the app. For more information, see brittfest.org.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Walkabout Brewery, 921 Mason Way, Medford. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

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 Sept. 10, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or see dancin.com.

Bob Haworth: Singer-songwriter Bob Haworth, formerly a member of the bands of The Brothers Four and The Kingston Trio, will perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday Sept. 10, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.

Lane Norberg: Portland based singer-songwriter Lane Norberg will perform indie-folk and love songs at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.

Hollis & Hayworth: Singer and songwriter duo Dan Sherrill and Jacqui Aubert, along with Bob Haworth, formerly a member of the bands of The Brothers Four and The Kingston Trio, will perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.

Hog Wild: The band — guitarist, sax and harmonica player Dale Visage, lead guitarist Tom Bacon, bassist Jim Marvin, drummer Scott Wright and keyboard player and guitarist Albert Lee — will play rock, blues and soul covers at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Shine Jazz Trio: The jazz trio, led by Steve Shine, will perform vintage jazz and classic swing at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

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.

Mercy Duo: The soul, pop and R&B duo—singer Lynda Day and guitarist Dave Day — will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Downtown Market Co., 123 W. Main St., Medford. See downtownmarketco.com or call 541-973-2233.

Haunted History Tour: Costumed docents will lead an hour-long tour, the final tour of their second Friday series, Friday Sept. 10, in downtown Jacksonville. Special tours will also be given the second weekend in October. Guests will be introduced to some of the town’s historic buildings along with the restless ghosts and spirits who still occupy them. The 7 and 7:30 p.m. courthouse tour features stories of brothels, epidemics and hangings. The 7:15 and 7:45 p.m. Britt Hill tour shares tales of arson, saloons and Oregon’s first Chinatown. Tours are $10, and reservations are required. Reservations must be made on-line at historicjacksonville.org/haunted-history-tours, no later than 4 p.m. on the day of the tour. Tours leave from the Jacksonville Visitors Center at the corner of N. Oregon and C streets. Masks are required. Proceeds go to the maintenance of Jacksonville’s historic buildings. Call 541-245-3650 for reservations. For additional information see historicjacksonville.org or email at info@historicjacksonville.org for information or call 541-245-3650.

38 Special: The Southern rock band 38 Special — guitarists and vocalists Don Barnes and Jerry Riggs, keyboardist and vocalist Bobby Capps, bassist Barry Dunaway, and drummer Gary Moffatt, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 S. First St., Jacksonville. Since 1976, the band has released more than 15 albums. With sales in excess of 20 million, most associate the band with their arena-rock pop smashes, “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Back Where You Belong,” “Chain Lightnin’,” “Second Chance,” and more. Tickets are $56 for reserved seating, $39 for lawn seating, and $29 for ages 12 and younger. Gates open at 6 p.m. Masks are required; attendees must also present proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 36 hours of entry to the Britt grounds. Tickets can be purchased at brittfest.org, at the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford, or by calling 800-882-7488.

Saturday, Sept. 11

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 at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass. 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.

Seed Swap: Come swap seeds, celebrate our resilient community and honor the anniversary of the Almeda fire by making seed balls to help revegetate and beautify the burn areas in Talent and Phoenix from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside on the lawn of the Phoenix Grange Hall, 209 N. Main Street, Phoenix. Also look for free seeds and local seed growers offering seeds for sale. Masks are appreciated. For further details, seecultivateoregon.org or sosga.wordpress.com.

Lithia Artisans Market: More than 40 artisans display and sell handcrafted items from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through December along Calle Guanajuato, the pedestrian walkway behind the downtown plaza that runs next to Ashland Creek in Ashland. Safety measures will be in effect, masks are required, and social distancing will be enforced. Call 541-301-9811 or see lithiaartisansmarket.com

Historic Cemetery Presentation: Docents will present “Scandalous Stories in the Cemetery,” along with a short walking tour to grave sites relating to the topic, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the historic Jacksonville Cemetery. The cemetery is located at the top of the Cemetery Road where you will meet your docents and parking is available. The guided tours are free, although donations are always appreciated. Masks are required, and presenters ask that you keep social distancing in mind. Call 541 826-9939 or see friendsjvillecemetery.org.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center Family Art Day: Kids and families of all ages can explore and create art from noon to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Make your very own art projects to take home and explore gallery spaces with an art scavenger hunt. All materials will be provided. Admission is free; registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. After registration, specific times will be set to limit number of participants to meet social distancing protocols. Call 541-772-8118 or see roguegallery.org.

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, Sept. 11, at Augustino Estate at The Big Red Barn, 16995 N. Applegate Road, Grants Pass. See augustinoestate.com or call 541-846-1881.

JustaDuo: Singer Alois Henderson and multi-instrumentalist and singer Albert Lee will perform easy listening pop and light rock at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Bayer Family Estate Winery, 11663 Agate Road, Eagle Point. See bayerfamilyestate.com or call 541-826-8953.

Joshua Paul: Guitarist and singer Joshua Paul will perform a blend of Americana, rock, country, and blues at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 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, Sept. 11, at Rellik Winery and Alpaca Farm, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point. See rellikwinery.com or call 541499-0449.

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, Sept. 11, at Stone River Winery and Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-631-9583.

The Antelopers: Ashland based folk cover band will play a wide variety of music from the 1930s to current hits at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.

Rogue Suspects: Rock, funk and blues band The Rogue Suspects — singer Shae Celine, guitar player Dirk Price, bassist Greg Frederick, drummer David Bolen and keyboard player Don Harriss—will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Admission is $25. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

Sunday, Sept. 12

Jacksonville Farmers Market: The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Sunday through October on the grounds of the Historic Jacksonville Courthouse, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. You’ll find local produce, fresh baked goods, naturally raised beef, local seafood, beverages, treats, prepared foods, arts, crafts and live music. Live music is performed from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Find jville.market on Facebook for updates and further information.

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, Sept. 12, at Daisy Creek Vineyard, 675 Shafer Lane, Jacksonville. See daisycreekwine.com or call 541-899-8329.

Ashland Aerial Arts Open House: Le Cirque Centre will hold an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at the centre, 280 E. Hersey St., Ste 12, Ashland. See student and faculty performances, learn about aerial arts programs, hear about plans for the year, and more. Visits will be conducted in one-hour time slots. To register, find Le Cirque Centre on Facebook, see socircus.org or call 415-706-9535.

L.E.F.T.: Rock ’n’ roll band L.E.F.T. — singer and guitarist Bret Levick, Bob Evoniuk on Dobro, bassist Greg Frederick, drummer Matt Terreri and Don Harriss on keys — perform Levick’s original rock, along with covers of songs by the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and others at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at Hummingbird Estate Winery, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point. Wine and beer will be available for purchase as well as food from the Pickly Pear food truck. Tickets are $7, children 12 and under get in free. This concert is part of Hummingbird Estate’s part of Copper Door Concert Series. For tickets and further details, see hummingbirdestate.com or call 541-930-2650.

Donnie MacFarlane: Portland-based Donnie MacFarlane will perform ’90s rock and indie rock at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at Walkabout Brewing Co., 921 Mason Way, Medford. See walkaboutbrewing.com or call 541-734-4677.

Michael Franti & Spearhead: Globally recognized musician, humanitarian, activist and award-winning filmmaker, Michael Franti and Spearhead will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 S. First St., Jacksonville. Michael Franti is a revered for his high-energy live shows, inspiring music, devotion to health and wellness, worldwide philanthropic efforts and the power of optimism. Throughout his multi-decade career, Franti has earned three Billboard No. 1’s with triumphantly hopeful hits “Sound of Sunshine,” “Say Hey (I Love You)” and “I Got You,” as well as six Top 30 Hot AC singles, nine Top 25 AAA Singles and three Billboard Top 5 Rock Albums. Mike Love will open the show. Tickets are $52 for reserved seating, $41 for lawn seating, and $31 for ages 12 and younger. Gates open at 6 p.m. Masks are required; attendees must also present proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 36 hours of entry to the Britt grounds. Tickets can be purchased at brittfest.org, at the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford, or by calling 800-882-7488.

Monday, Sept. 13

Take & Make: Kids and their families can pick up a take-and-make craft kit during select dates using the front door service of the library. Each library branch offers a unique craft for every age group, from preschoolers to adults, and all need supplies are included in the kit. For details, see jcls.org or call the library branch in your area.

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. Email at martymorlan@gmail.com or call 541-488-4420.

Tuesday, Sept. 14

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.

Wednesday, Sept. 15

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. Exhibits that will be temporarily closed include Bubble-ology, the Jam Room, Dark Science and Pacific Crest Cove. Masks will be required for visitors ages 5 and up, and recommended for children ages 2 through 4. Staff and volunteers will be masked. Weekday admission is $10, $8 for ages 2 through 12; weekend days admission is $12.50, $10.50 for ages 2 through 12 and 65 and older, and free for kids under age 2. To purchase tickets or for more information, see scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.

Casual Memoir Writing: Learn how to write and complete a short memoir of a specific memory in one sitting using a simple method from 10:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Central Point Library, 116 S. Third St. Writing samples and supplies will be provided. For further details or to register, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-664-3228.

Medford Senior Center Bingo: The Medford Senior Center will host Bingo games for adults at 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday 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.

Applegate Evening Market: Shop local directly from area farmers, artisans, and crafters, and hear live music by regional artists from 5 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday through Sept. 29, at Electric Gardens Flower Farm, 8035 Highway 238, Jacksonville. See applegateeveningmarket.com or call 541-761-6502.

LLL Acoustic: The band LLL Acoustic will perform at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Nick Garrett Powell: Guitarist and singer Nick Garrett Powell, lead singer of the acoustic duo The Fret Drifters, will perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

The Brothers Reed: Guitar and vocal duo Aaron Reed and Philip Reed will play original folk and pop, along with a few choice covers at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Jefferson Spirits, 404 E. Main St, Medford. See jeffersonspirits.com, Jefferson Spirits on Facebook or call 541-500-1349.

OSF Wednesday Concert: The Singer and The Songwriter — singer Rachel Garcia and guitarist Thu Tran — will perform original modern folk, jazz and blues at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, on the outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre stage at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus. Tickets are $15. For tickets and further information, see osfashland.org or call the OSF box office at 800-219-8161.

Thursday, Sept. 16

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.

Edible Plants Walk: Herbalists and educators Erin McKinsey and Lauren Kemple will lead a stroll through North Mountain Park while presenting “Medicinal and Edible Plants,” from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at the park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Learn how to identify and ethically harvest wild and cultivated plants for food, medicine and more. Admission is $12, registration is required. To register or for further information see ashlandparksandrec.org, email at parksinfo@ashland.or.us or call 541-488-5340.

Medicare presentation: Linda Clarkson, Cheryl Harrison and Melissa Mlasko of Futurity First Insurance Group will give a free presentation, “Medicare 101,” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Santos Center, 701 N. Columbus Ave., Medford. Presenters will review Medicare Part A and Part B, as well as Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans and Medicare Supplement health insurance plans. Participants also will learn how Medicare Part D prescription drug plans work and how to get help with the cost of prescription drugs. Presentations are intended for people who are turning 65 and are new to Medicare. To register, call 541-973-2100 or email roguemedicare@ffig.com.

Cece Censor: Enjoy an acoustic performance by Cece Censor at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at Johnny B’s, 120 E. Sixth St., Medford. See jbsmedford.com for ticket information or call 458-226-2722.

Friday, Sept. 17

World Film Week: The Ashland Independent Film Festival will hold its 32nd annual Varsity World Film Week(s) with both virtual and in-person events, from Friday, Sept. 17, through Thursday, Sept. 30. With the theme “See The World From Where You Are,” AIFF will present 14 films from 15 countries, including the U.S., U.K., Malawi, Ethiopia, Israel, Kosovo, France, Malta, Belgium, Norway, France and Dominican Republic. There are seven narrative features and seven documentaries, with half of the films directed by women. The event will kick off Friday, Sept. 17, with a virtual screening of “The Ants and the Grasshopper,” from Malawi, which focuses on two Malawi women who come to meet with American farmer about climate change and its impact on Africa and the U. S. At 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, “Torn” will screen outdoors in Lithia Park in Ashland. The film festival will continue through Sept. 30 with virtual events. Each film will be available on the festival’s Eventive film channel for periods ranging from one day to one week, and several will be accompanied by filmmaker Q-and-As. Individual tickets, including for the outdoor screening, are $10 each, $8 for members, seniors, and students. A seven-film virtual WFW Passport is available for $60, discounted to $49 for eligible viewers. All proceeds from these events benefit the nonprofit Ashland Independent Film Festival and Coming Attractions Theatres. Tickets and further information, including film listings, can be found online at ashlandfilm.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, Sept. 17, at DANCIN Vineyards, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-245-1133 or see dancin.com.

Bekkah McAlvage: Country-folk and American roots singer and guitarist Bekkah McAlvage will perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Dunbar Farms Rocky Knoll Winery, 2881 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Admission is free. See dunbarfarms.com or call 541-414-3363.

Scarlet: Multi-instrumentalist Scarlet, double bassist Timothy Kelly, and percussionist Michael St. John, will perform a mix of jazz, blues, country, and rock at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 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, Sept. 17, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Medicare presentation: Linda Clarkson, Cheryl Harrison and Melissa Mlasko of Futurity First Insurance Group will give a free presentation, “Medicare 101,” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Club Northwest, 2160 N.W. Vine St., Grants Pass. Presenters will review Medicare Part A and Part B, as well as Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans and Medicare Supplement health insurance plans. Participants also will learn how Medicare Part D prescription drug plans work and how to get help with the cost of prescription drugs. Presentations are intended for people who are turning 65 and are new to Medicare. To register, call 541-973-2100 or email roguemedicare@ffig.com.

Frankie Hernandez Band: Singer, songwriter and guitar and horn player Frankie Hernandez will play a blend of soul, funk, Latin, and reggae at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

Rogue Suspects: Rock, funk and blues band The Rogue Suspects — singer Shae Celine, guitar player Dirk Price, bassist Greg Frederick, drummer David Bolen and keyboard player Don Harriss—will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. See roxyann.com or call 541-776-2315.

Kristen Calvin: Singer Kristen Calvin will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Downtown Market Co., 123 W. Main St., Medford. See downtownmarketco.com or call 541-973-2233.