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Nightlife

Josephine County

ALIBI TAVERN, 1220 N.W. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-479-2854. Saturdays, karaoke, 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

ART'S RED GARTER, 126 S. Redwood Highway, Cave Junction, 541-592-4222.

Fridays & Saturdays, DJ, 9 p.m.- 2 a.m.; Wednesdays, karaoke, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.

BOHEMIAN BAR & BISTRO, 233 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-471-7158. Dec. 1, Michaels-Heyward Jazz Duo, 6-9 p.m.; Dec. 5, Fondue and Brew, with guitar music by Jesse Kennemer, 6-9 p.m.

CEDARWOOD SALOON, 1345 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-6160. Dec. 1-2, Diamonds and Denim, country rock 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Thursdays, open jam with AJ, 7-11 p.m. No cover.

COCINA 7 TAQUERIA, 132 Blodgett Road, Williams, 541-846-6666. Thursdays, open mic, 7 p.m. No cover.

THE G SPOT, 24099 Redwood Highway, Kerby, 541-592-5220. Dec. 2, Ripple Effect, Beatles and Dead covers, 8-11 p.m.; Thursdays, open mic with B Wishes, 7-11 p.m.; Wednesdays, karaoke with Jammer Dave, 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

G STREET BAR AND GRILL, 125 S.E. G St., Grants Pass, 541-956-5427. Nov. 30, Girdinelli Trio, gypsy soul, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, no cover; Dec. 1, Ben Rice Trio with Jack Hopfinger, traditional blues, 8:30 p.m.- midnight, no cover; Dec. 3, Paint and Sip, 3 p.m., $40, register in advance at 541-450-1284.

GLASS FORGE GALLERY AND STUDIO, 501 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-955-0815. Mike Brons, acoustic guitar and vocals, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1.

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THE HAUL, 121 S.W. H St., Grants Pass, 541-474-4991. Nov. 30, open mic, 7-10 p.m.; Dec. 1, Sharkmouth, funky jazz-punk, 7-10 p.m.; Dec. 2, The Illies, funk, reggae fusion, 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

HERB'S LA CASITA, 515 Rogue River Highway, Grants Pass, 541-476-1668. Fridays and Saturdays, Sights and Sounds DJ, modern dance music, in the Vault, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; daily, karaoke in Shenanigans, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., no cover; Thursdays, karaoke 3-7 p.m., no cover.

JD'S SPORTS BAR AND BREWERY, 690 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass, 541-471-0383. Dec. 1-2, live music, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover.

THE LAUGHING CLAM, 121 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-1110. Dec. 1, Donna and The Fringe, blues, rock, 7-10 p.m.; Dec. 2, Elevators, acoustic eclectic, 6-9 p.m. No cover.

MCGREW'S, 33105 Redwood Highway, O'Brien, 541-596-2202. Dec. 1, Raw Blue Funk, 8 p.m. $3.

MUG SHOTS, 145 N.E. Mill St., Grants Pass, 541-479-6212. Fridays, karaoke, 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

OLD BARN TAVERN, 2039 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-0222. Saturdays, karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Thursdays, karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

RIVER'S EDGE, 1936 Rogue River Highway, Grants Pass, 541-244-1182. Thursdays through Sundays, Scott Head or David Modica, acoustic guitar and vocals, 5:30-8:30 p.m. No cover.

THE SOUND LOUNGE, 225 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-479-0712. Nov. 30 Burlesque Bingo, dancers, comedians, bingo, 7-9 p.m., $5; Dec. 1, Through the Sky, alt rock, 9:30-11:30 p.m., no cover; Dec. 2, DJs, dance music, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., no cover; Dec. 3, blues jam with Phil Newton, 4-7 p.m., no cover; Dec. 7, Dead Country Gentlemen, rock duo from San Francisco, 9-11 p.m.

SPEAKEASY TAPROOM & WINE BAR, 208 N.W. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-450-4248. Dec. 13, Pints and Paint, 6:30 p.m., $40-$45, call for reservations.

STITCHES BAR & GRILL, 670 Fruitdale Drive, Grants Pass, 541-244-1961. Dec. 4, Paint Night, 7-9 p.m., $45, all art supplies furnished, call for reservations; nightly, karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., no cover.

TAYLOR'S COUNTRY STORE, 202 S. Redwood Highway, Cave Junction, 541- 592-5358. Dec.1, Guppy, acoustic Americana , 5:30-9:30 p.m. No cover.

THE WHAMMY BAR, 1620 Williams Highway, Grants Pass, 541-479-0910. Thursdays, karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

WILD RIVER BREWERY AND PIZZA, 249 N. Redwood Highway, Cave Junction, 541-592-3556. Dec. 2, Guppy, acoustic Americana, 6-8:30 p.m.; Fridays, Jay Barley, acoustic, 6-9 p.m.; Wednesdays, open mic, 6-9 p.m. No cover.

WILD RIVER PUB, 533 N.E. F St., Grants Pass, 541-474-4456. Tuesdays, Mike Brons, acoustic guitar and vocals, 6-9 p.m. No cover.

Jackson County

APPLEGATE RIVER LODGE, 15100 Highway 238, Applegate, 541-761-9353, www.liveatthegate.com. Dec. 6, California Honeydrops, R&B, funk, soul, $20 advance, $25 door; Dec. 20, The Good Time Ramblers, acoustic bluegrass and folk duo, $12 advance, $15 door. Doors open at 8 p.m., music at 9 p.m., unless otherwise noted; tickets at the door or online.

BELLA UNION, 170 W. California St., Jacksonville, 541-899-1770. Nov. 30, Seth Hansson, acoustic, 7-9 p.m.; Dec. 1-2, Flat 5 Flim Flam, acoustic swing, 8-11 p.m.; Dec. 7, The Brothers Reed, acoustic indie folk rock duo, 7-9 p.m. No cover.

BOOMTOWN SALOON, 105 W. California St., Jacksonville, 541-702-2252. Dec. 2, Hog Wild, classic rock, 8:30-11:30 p.m. No cover.

BRICKROOM, 35 N. Main St., Ashland, 541-708-6030. Dec. 1, Landon Wordswell with Gift of Gab, rap, hip hop, 9 p.m., $10; Dec. 2, San Geronimo, Americana, California soul, 9 p.m., $5; Dec. 8, Matthew Logan Vasquez (of Delta Spirit), Kelsey Wilson (of Wild Child) and Cameron Neal (of Horse Thief), folk, rock, indie, 9 p.m., $10 at brownpapertickets.com.

CALLAHAN'S MOUNTAIN LODGE, Interstate 5 Exit 6, south of Ashland, 541-482-1299. Saturdays through Wednesdays, Ken Hart, guitar and vocals, 6-9 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, John Hollis, guitar and vocals, 6-9 p.m., no cover.

CATTLEMEN'S, 108 Depot St., Rogue River, 541-582-1631. Dec. 1, The Cultivators, reggae fusion, 9 p.m.-midnight, $5, or free with canned or packaged food, new toys or new packaged adult socks, proceeds to local families in need; Tuesdays, karaoke, 8 p.m., no cover.

CHADWICKS PUB AND SPORTS BAR, 2300 Biddle Road, Medford, 541-770-1234. Dec. 1-2, Comedy Night with opener Michael Evans and headliner Del Van Dyke, 9-10:30 p.m. $10, karaoke after comedy.

GRANITE TAPHOUSE, 23 S. Main St., Ashland, 541-708-5055. Sundays, karaoke, 9:30 p.m. No cover.

GRAPE STREET BAR & GRILL, 31 S. Grape St., Medford, 541-500-8881. Dec. 1, TC & The Reactions, Motown, soul, blues, 8-11 p.m.; Dec. 5, Southern Oregon Jazz Orchestra, big band, 7-9 p.m.; Dec. 7, Pole Dance and Fitness Rogue Valley Winter Showcase, 7-10 p.m., $15.99 at ticketbud.com; Dec. 12, Ashland Blues Society jam with The Rogue Suspects, 6:30-9:30 p.m. No cover.

HABANEROS, 142 N. Front St., Medford, 541-779-9770. Dec. 1-2, Blowin' Smoke, modern country, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover.

THE HOMESTEAD PUB , 119 E. Main St., Rogue River, 541-299-0644. Dec. 2, Black Cadillac Kings, classic rock, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover.

HOWIEE'S ON FRONT, 16 N. Front St., Medford, 541-773-5767. Dec. 1, John Dough Boys, folk-rock, punk-bluegrass and Acousta Noir, stomp rock, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Wednesdays, Trivia Night, 7-10 p.m.; Thursdays, 1980s DJ dance music, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., no cover.

J'VILLE TAVERN, 125 W. California St., Jacksonville, 541-899-1170. Dec. 1, Strings Broken Band, improvisational acoustic rock 9 p.m.-midnight; Tuesdays, open mic, 7-10 p.m. No cover.

JEFFERSON SPIRITS, 404 E. Main St., Medford, 541-622-8190. Sundays, open mic with The Robbie DaCosta Trio, rockabilly, blues, 7-10 p.m. No cover.

JOHNNY B'S ROCKIN' DINER, 120 E. Sixth St., Medford, 541-773-1900. Nov. 30, Iconoplasty, Stubborn Son, BPOL, Derek Deon and the Vaughns, 9 p.m.-midnight; Dec. 6, Nikki Hill, 8:30 p.m. Cover charges vary.

LA BAGUETTE MUSIC CAFE, 340 A St., Ashland, 541-482-0855. Dec. 2, Thor Polson Trio, modern jazz, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Dec. 6, Bread and Jam. songs from the Great American Playbook, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Dec. 7, Ramana Viera, music from Portugal, 7-9 p.m. Cover charges vary.

MORRTON'S, 980 Phoenix Road, Medford, 541-772-3154. Dec. 1, Rickishane with Rick Bolz, rock, 8-10 p.m. No cover.

OBERON'S RESTAURANT & BAR, 45 N. Main St., Ashland, 541-708-6652. Dec. 1 , Devon Scott, 7-8:45 p.m.; The Bouray 9-11 p.m.; Dec. 2, Pat, fiddle, 7 p.m.; Cardboard Caravan, 9-10 p.m.; Dec. 3, The Corner Boys, 6-9 p.m. No cover, unless noted.

PIER 21, 841 Stewart Ave., Medford, 541-776-3263. Dec. 1-2, Rock Candy, formerly Tina and The Mix, rock, blues, R&B, 9 p.m.; Wednesdays, open jam, 8 p.m.-midnight. Thursdays, karaoke, 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

ROCKY TONK SALOON & GRILL, 333 E. Main St., Medford, 541-973-2887. Dec. 1-2, DJ dance music, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., no cover; Dec. 7, Jason Michael Carroll, acoustic country, 7:30 p.m., $10 advance, $12 door, tickets at www.universe.com; Tuesdays and Fridays, free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m..

SMITHFIELDS PUB & PIES, 23 S. Second St., Ashland, 541-482-7437. Mondays, Robbie DaCosta and Friends, rockabilly, blues, 8-11 p.m.; Tuesdays, karaoke, 8-11 p.m.; Thursdays, Trivia, 8-10 p.m. No cover.

THE TALENT CLUB, 114 Talent Ave., Talent, 541-535-2721. Dec. 2, Asher Fulero Band, psychedelic funk, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. cover.

WILD GOOSE CAFE & BAR, 2365 Ashland St., Ashland, 541-488- 4103. Nov. 30, Frankie Hernandez, 8-11 p.m.; Dec. 1, Dave Scoggin Duo, 6-8 p.m., karaoke, 8:30-11 p.m.; Dec. 2, karaoke, 8:30-11 p.m.; Dec. 3, Jim Quimby, 6-8 p.m., Little Thom's Open Mike, 8-11 p.m. No cover.

Wineries

Jackson County

BELLE FIORE WINERY, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland, 541-552-4900. Nov. 30, Jef Ramsey Duo, bluegrass, Cajun, country, swing.; Dec. 1, Rod Petrone, jazz guitar; Dec. 2, Craig Wright Band, rock; Dec. 6, Jen Ambrose, acoustic blues, rock, jazz, soul; Dec. 7, Turnipseed Trio, New Orleans jazz. Music is 5-7 p.m. No cover.

CLIFF CREEK CELLARS, 1015 McDonough Road, Gold Hill, 541-855-5330. Dec. 16-17, Spirit of the Season, open house, with spiced wines and holiday specials, noon-5 p.m.

EDENVALE WINERY, 2310 Voorhies Road, Medford, 541-512-2955, ext. 2. Dec. 3-Jan. 7, Holiday Sunday Brunch, Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, reservations required; Dec. 17, Children's Tea, activities for ages 10 and younger, with Santa, an ornament to take home, 2-4 p.m., carolers 4-6 p.m., $15 per child, reservations required.

GRIZZLY PEAK WINERY, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland, 541-482-5700. Dec. 2, The Rogue Suspects, rock, blues, funk, 6:30-9 p.m. $10.

KRISELLE CELLARS, 12956 Modoc Road, White City, 541-830-8466. Dec. 2, Matt Dorris, acoustic guitar and vocals, 1-4 p.m. No cover.

PASCHAL WINERY, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent, 541-535-7957. Dec. 5, Classical Guitar Society, classical and flamenco guitar music, 6-8 p.m., no cover; Dec. 9, Band du Pays, swing, 7:30-9:30 p.m., with free swing dance lesson at 7 p.m., $10.

ROXY ANN WINERY, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford, 541-776-2315. Dec. 1, The Fret Drifters, acoustic finger-style guitar, mandolin and vocals, 6-8 p.m., $5-$7; Nov. 29, Top Secret, acoustic variety, 5:30-7:30 p.m, no cover.

SOUTH STAGE CELLARS, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville, 541-899-9120. Dec. 1, Charles Guy and Linda Powers, Spanish and flamenco; Dec. 2 and Dec. 6, Jeff Kloetzel, acoustic guitar and vocals; Music is 6-8 p.m., $3-$4.

Music

Josephine County

ROGUE COMMUNITY CHORUS & ROGUE SINGERS, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Fifth and H streets, Grants Pass, 541-956-7303. Choirs perform holiday and seasonal songs. Free.

JONNY LANG, 8 p.m. Dec. 1, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 5410-471-1316, roguetheatre.com. Blues guitarist, for 21 and over only. $45 general, $55 and $65 reserved.

"CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD," 3 p.m. Dec. 2, Rogue Auditorium, Rogue Community College, 3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass, 541-956-7303. Rogue Community Chorus and Rogue Singers perform holiday songs from Latin America, Africa, Caribbean, Europe and America, plus a Christmas carol sing-along. Admission free; new unwrapped toy donations welcome.

WATOTO CHILDREN'S CHOIR, 3 p.m. Dec. 2, Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, Eighth and Olive streets, Grants Pass, 541-479-2577. A chorus of 18 orphans from Uganda perform worship songs and stories. Free.

WILLIAMS WORLD MUSIC CHOIR, 7 p.m. Dec. 2, Williams Grange, 15100 Williams Highway, Williams, 541-613-4572. Choral music from around the world, including African, Hebrew, Eastern European songs, a cappella and instrumental music. $5-$20, sliding scale, free for kids under 12.

MESSIAH COMMUNITY SING-ALONG, 3 p.m. Dec. 3, River Valley Church, 405 N.E. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-955-4833. Community members join Rogue Community College Orchestra and RCC Chorus to perform Handel's holiday classic. Free.

ROGUE VALLEY SYMPHONY, 3 p.m. Dec. 3, Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, Eighth and Olive streets, Grants Pass, 541-708-6400, rvsymphony.org. Works by Humperdinck, Bach, Mozart, Gliere, Anderson, Campbell and more holiday selections, with soprano Laura Portune. $15, $22, $30, $37, $43.

3 RIVERS CHORALE, 3 p.m. Dec. 3, Immanuel United Methodist Church, 200 W. Watkins St., Cave Junction, 541-479-6599. "Go Where I Send Thee" program, a Christmas-palooza of music to brighten the season. Free, donations welcome.

COMMUNITY MUSIC NIGHT, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 3, Bridgeview Community Church, 5181 Holland Loop Road, Cave Junction, 541-592-3923. Acoustic music jam. Free.

DEL MCCOURY BAND, 8 p.m. Dec. 3, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-471-1316, roguetheatre.com. Bluegrass, Americana, folk, for 21 and over only. $40.

SOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL CONCERT, 7 p.m. Dec. 4, Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, Eighth and Olive streets, Grants Pass. Student music groups perform. Free.

NORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL CONCERT, 7 p.m. Dec. 5, Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, Eighth and Olive streets, Grants Pass. Student music groups perform. Free.

EIGHT DOLLAR MOUNTAIN, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Barnstormers Theatre, 112 N.E. Evelyn Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-3557, barnstormersgp.org. High-energy bluegrass quintet. Tickets $15.

ROCK CONCERT, 6-10 p.m. Dec. 6, Eaden Ballroom, 244 S.W. K St., Grants Pass. Music by Silver and Gold from Colorado, and guests. Admission $7.

ROBERT CRAY, 8 p.m. Dec. 6, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-471-1316, roguetheatre.com. Blues, R&B, soul, for 21 and over only. $38 general, $48 and $58 reserved.

CELTIC HARPISTS, 7 p.m. Dec. 7, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 129 N.W. E St., Grants Pass, 415-275-1466, www.uugp.org. Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter play two Celtic harps, the Swedish nyckellharpa, Ukrainian bandura, cittern, viola and more to perform traditional instrumental music from Sweden and Ireland, seasonal music and original compositions. $15.

ZEPPARELLA, 8 p.m. Dec. 8, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-471-1316, roguetheatre.com. All-female hard rock tribute band, for 21 and over only. $20.

FIGHTING HUNGER WITH HARMONY, 3 p.m. Dec. 10, River Valley Church, 405 N.E. Sixth St., Grants Pass. Rogue Community Concert Band performs seasonal music. Free, donations of food and money to support the Josephine County Food Bank.

3 RIVERS CHORALE, 3 p.m. Dec. 10, Bethany Presbyterian Church, 741 N.W. Fourth St., Grants Pass, 541-479-6577. "Go Where I Send Thee" program, a Christmas-palooza of music to brighten the season. $15 adults, $5 children; sold at Oregon Books and at the door.

COLLIE BUDDZ, 8 p.m. Dec. 10, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-471-1316, roguetheatre.com. Contemporary reggae with hip hop influences, for 21 and over only. $25.

JOHN NILSEN PIANO HOLIDAY CONCERT, 7 p.m. Dec. 13, Newman United Methodist Church, 132 N.E. B St., Grants Pass, 541-479-5369. Holiday classics, boogie-woogie, jazz, originals. $10.

GRANTS PASS HIGH SCHOOL HOLIDAY CONCERT, 7 p.m. Dec. 13-14, Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, Eighth and Olive streets, Grants Pass. Student music groups perform. Free.

HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT CONCERT, 7 p.m. Dec. 15, Life of Learning, 459 Galice Road, Merlin, 541-476-1200. Life of Learning Foundation choirs present traditional and modern sacred music, Christmas carols, Lord of the Dance, songs by contemporary composers and talk by Guy Finley. Free.

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY, 8 p.m. Dec. 15, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-471-1316, roguetheatre.com. Contemporary swing revival band, for 21 and over only. $38 general, $48 and $58 reserved.

FOUNTAINVIEW ORCHESTRA AND SINGERS, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1360 N.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass, 541-476-6313. Holiday concerts with musicians from the Canadian fountainview Academy. Free, but tickets required for seating; get them at any Evergreen Federal Bank location in Josephine and Jackson counties.

COMMUNITY MUSIC NIGHT, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 17, Bridgeview Community Church, 5181 Holland Loop Road, Cave Junction, 541-592-3923. Acoustic music jam. Free.

ACOUSTIC JAM, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 21, Wild River Pub, 533 N.E. F St., Grants Pass, 541-476-5426. Folk, bluegrass, old-time, country, jam session for pickers and singers of all levels. Free.

Jackson County

SOU WIND ENSEMBLE, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30, SOU Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-552-6348, oca.sou.edu. Program demonstrates the changing trends in compositional practices, from J.S. Bach to contemporary composers. $10 general, $5 seniors, free for full-time students.

TERRAPIN FLYER, 9 p.m. Nov. 30, Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland, 541-488-7001, liveatthearmory.com. Rock with former Grateful Dead members and others, for 21 and over. $25 advance, $30 door.

BOB HAWORTH, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Shady Cove Library, 22477 Highway 62, Shady Cove, 541-878-2270. Tales and tunes from the folk music era, from the 1940s through the 1960s. Free.

SOU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLES, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, SOU Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-552-6348, oca.sou.edu. Works by female, Latino and LGBTQ composers, traditional music from Mexico and Zimbabwe. $10 general, $5 seniors, free for full-time students.

VOICES OF THE APPLEGATE, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Jacksonville Presbyterian Church, Sixth and California streets, Jacksonville, 541-846-6988. Four-part harmony songs of the autumn season and Christmas holiday music. Free.

ROGUE VALLEY SYMPHONY, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, SOU Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-708-6400, rvsymphony.org. Works by Humperdinck, Bach, Mozart, Gliere, Anderson, Campbell and more holiday selections, with soprano Laura Portune. Medford tickets $15-$48; Ashland tickets $36-$55.

HARI AND THE BAND, 7:30-11 p.m. Dec. 1, Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Highway 99 N., Ashland, 541-482-3776. Uplifting, danceable, lyrically conscious music with Caribbean inspired rhythms, with Alexis and Sky 6 and other musical guests. $5-$10.

OREGON OLD TIME FIDDLERS, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 2, Roxy Ann Grange, 1850 Spring St., Medford, 541-779-8145. acoustic music for musicians of all levels and ages. Special recognition to Don Maddox celebrating his 95th birthday. Admission by donation.

ROGUE VALLEY CHORALE, 7 p.m. Dec. 2, 3 p.m. Dec. 3, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. John Rutter's "Gloria" and Daniel Pinkham's "Christmas Cantata," plus seasonal favorites and a holiday sing-along. $10 and $20 adults, $5 students and children.

SOU CHOIRS CONCERT, 3 p.m. Dec. 3, SOU Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-552-6348, oca.sou.edu. "A Rose in Winter" program with holiday music, music with winter themes, with guest instrumentalists. $10 general, $5 seniors, free for full-time students.

VOICES OF THE APPLEGATE, 3 p.m. Dec. 3, Applegate Lodge, 15100 Highway 238, Applegate, 541-846-6988. Four-part harmony songs of the autumn season and Christmas holiday music. Free.

ED DUNSAVAGE TRIO, 7 p.m. Dec. 7, Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent, edunsavage@gmail.com. Jazz trio gives CD release concert. $25, incudes a CD; benefits Siskiyou Music Project's Artists-in-Schools Program.

SISKIYOU SINGERS, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 9, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 10, SOU Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-482-5290, siskiyousingers.org. "Alleluia: Songs of Joy and Inspiration" program includes glorious works, cultural expressions of faith, contemporary insights and work by local composers, with the Siskiyou Violins. $20 general, $5 for students and Oregon Trail Card holders; sold at Music Coop and Paddington Station in Ashland, Grocery Outlet in Medford and online.

JOHN NILSEN PIANO HOLIDAY CONCERT, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Upper Rogue United Methodist Church, 18977 Highway 62, Shady Cove, 541-878-2793. Holiday classics, boogie-woogie, jazz, originals. Donation.

JOHN NILSEN PIANO HOLIDAY CONCERT, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Pascal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent, 541-535-7957. Holiday classics, boogie-woogie, jazz, originals. $10.

"WITH EVERY CHRISTMAS CARD I WRITE," 7 p.m. Dec. 14-15, Dec. 21-22, 1 and 7 p.m. Dec. 16 and Dec. 23, 1 p.m. Dec. 17, Randall Theater, 10 E. Third St.,

Medford, 541-632-3258, randalltheatre.org. Kacie Bowers sings songs about the magic of Christmas. $12.

SOUTHERN OREGON CONCERT BAND, 7 p.m. Dec. 15, Central Medford High School, 815 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford, 541-324-0404. Holiday and seasonal music. Free.

SPECIAL HOLIDAY CONCERT, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent, 541-227-1710, brownpapertickets.com. Michael Palzewicz on violin, viola, cello, viola de gamba, and Jodi French on harpsichord, play music of Mozart, Bach, Telemann, Corrette, Palzewicz. $25, online.

"NAUGHTY BUT NICE LATE NIGHT CABARET," 11 p.m. Dec. 15 and Dec. 22, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, First and Hargadine streets, Ashland, 541-488-2902, theoregoncabaret.com. Song, dance, comedy, and more from a variety of Cabaret performers. $10.

JOHN NILSEN PIANO HOLIDAY CONCERT, noon, Dec. 16, Gold Hill United Methodist Church, 416 Fourth St., Gold Hill, 541-855-7224. Holiday classics, boogie-woogie, jazz, originals. Donation.

SOUTHERN OREGON REPERTORY SINGERS, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 3 p.m. Dec. 17, SOU Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-552-0900. "The Snow Lay Deep on the Ground" program features festive music for organ, brass and choir, lush romantic music by Will Todd, the North Medford High School Chamber Choir and sacred and secular carols from around the world. $26 and $32.

YOUTH SYMPHONY ALUMNI CONCERT, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Showcase of accomplished young string, brass, woodwind and percussion musicians from throughout the region. $20.

STORM LARGE'S HOLIDAY ORDEAL, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Smoldering, edgy vocalist starts the new year early, with adult content, humor and explicit language. $37, $40, $43.

Douglas County

"THE MESSIAH", 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Church of the Nazarene, 235 N.E. Rice St., Myrtle Creek, 541-496-0748. Roseburg Concert Chorale, UVCC Chamber Choir and Umpqua Chamber Orchestra, with soloists, perform Handel's classic. $10, free for students and children.

"THE MESSIAH", 3 p.m. Dec. 3, Jacoby Auditorium, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, 541-496-0748. Roseburg Concert Chorale, UVCC Chamber Choir and Umpqua Chamber Orchestra, with soloists, perform Handel's classic. $10, free for students and children.

UMPQUA SINGERS, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Centerstage Theatre, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, 541-440-4691. Chorus is joined by the Bighorn Jazz band performing jazz standards, contemporary selections and Christmas favorites. $10, free for students and children.

Northern California

JOHN WELSH BAND, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Crescent Elk Auditorium, 944 G St., Crescent City, Calif., 707-464-1336. Reggae, surf rock, West African and Latin rhythms $12-$18.

On Stage

Josephine County

"A CHRISTMAS CAROL" 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 1-17, Barnstormers Theatre, 112 N.E. Evelyn Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-3557, barnstormersgp.com. A steampunk twist on the story of Ebenezer Scrooge's haunting night with visions of his dead partner and three spirits. Tickets $15; Nov. 30 preview is $5; Dec. 7 show is pay-what-you-can.

"THE SNOW QUEEN," 7 p.m. Dec. 8, Lorna Byrne Middle School, 101 S. Junction Ave., Cave Junction. The Dell'Arte Company presents a festive adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's story, about two young friends on the journey of a lifetime. Free.

"AN EVENING OF CHRISTMAS CLASSICS," 7 p.m. Dec. 9, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 129 N.W. E St., Grants Pass. Archetypal Theatre presents stories of the season, including "Gift of the Magi," "A Christmas Memory," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and music. $7-$10, free for children 12 and younger.

"THE NUTCRACKER BALLET," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, 2 p.m. Dec. 10, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Dec. 17, Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, Eighth and Olive streets, Grants Pass, 541-218-4953, gpnutcracker.org. Stillpoint Dance Studio's 26th annual production of the holiday classic about a little girl who enters a magical world. Section A tickets are $20; Section B tickets are $15 adults, $12 for youth and seniors.

"SUPERREAL — OUR TOWN, ONSTAGE," 7 p.m. Dec. 9, 5 p.m. Dec. 10, Lorna Byrne Middle School, 101 S. Junction Ave., Cave Junction, 541-649-2333. RiverStars Performings Arts presents a holiday romp about Scroogia, who has come to put the local economy asunder and the comics shop owners who try to free Cavetown from a villainous takeover. Pay-what-you-can, with talk-back with the artists after the show.

OLD TIME RADIO PLAYERS, 7 p.m. Dec. 15-16 2 p.m Dec. 17, Flower Building, Josephine County Fairgrounds, Grants Pass, 541-659-7723. Winter variety show with song and dance and Abbot and Costello Christmas skit, with refreshments. $12 with advance reservation, $14 door.

DINNER TO DIE FOR, 6 p.m. Saturdays, Cynthia's Home Sweet Home, 1038 N.W. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-479-5953. Interactive murder mystery dinner theater. $30, reservations required.

Jackson County

SCENES FROM AMERICAN THEATER, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 30, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 12:30 p.m. Dec. 5, RCC Performance Hall, 130 E. Eighth St., Medford,cstengel@roguecc.edu. Students perform scenes from "Curse of the Starving Class," "Of Mice and Men," "The Glass Menagerie," 'The Zoo Story" and "Dead Man's Cell Phone." Free, for mature audiences.

COMEDY IMPROV, 3 p.m. Nov. 30, 7 p.m. Dec. 1, 3 p.m. Dec. 2, RCC Performance Hall, 130 E. Eighth St., Medford,cstengel@roguecc.edu. Students perform improv games, scenes, songs inspired by audience suggestions. Free.

"MARY POPPINS," 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 1-31, plus 8 p.m. Dec. 19-20, Dec. 26-27, 2 p.m. Dec. 30, Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent, 541-535-5250, www.camelottheatre.org. Musical about a magical nanny in 1910 England. $29-$36; pay-what-you can is 8 p.m. Nov. 29, $18 preview is 8 p.m. Nov. 30.

HAMAZONS "A HOLIDAY CLASSIC," 8 p.m. Dec. 8-9, 2 p.m. Dec. 10, Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland, hamazons.com. All-woman comedy improv team takes on "It's a Wonderful Life" with other holiday classic references. $15 advance, $18 door; get tickets online.

"THE NUTCRACKER BALLET," 1 and 7 p.m. Dec. 9-10, 8 p.m. Dec. 15, 1 and 7 p.m. Dec. 16, 1 p.m. Dec. 17, Crater Performing Arts Center, 655 N. Third St., Central Point, 541-773-7272. Studio Roxander presents holiday classic about a little girl who enters a magical world. $14, $16, $20 adults, $10, $12, $16 children and seniors.

"LITTLE WOMEN — THE MUSICAL," 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 8-31 (2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 23), Randall Theatre, 520 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, 541-632-3258, randalltheatre.com. Musical adaptation of the coming-of-age story of four sisters during the American Civil War. Opening night reception $22-$24; regular performances $20-$22 or $15 Thursdays.

"SEUSSICAL," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14-15, 2 p.m. Dec. 16, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Teen Musical Theater of Oregon presents musical escapade to the magical world of Dr. Seuss. $24 general, $12 youth 18 and younger.

HULA FOR THE HOLIDAYS, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 16, Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland, 541-324-6111. Hawaiian dinner buffet with live music (5 p.m.), hula show and Christmas carols (5:30 p.m.). $10 show only, $17 dinner and show; tickets at the door.

"TOMASEEN FOLEY'S A CELTIC CHRISTMAS," 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Traditional sing, dance, music and stories from Ireland. $32, $35, $38 general, $22, $25, $28 students.

"THE SNOW QUEEN," 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 31, Collaborative Theatre Project, 555 Medford Center, Medford, 541-779-1055, www.ctporegon.org. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, a wicked queen captures a young boy to solve the riddle of eternity while his friend tries to rescue him. Tickets $25 general, $20 students and seniors.

"SHE LOVES ME," 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 31, (No shows Nov. 23, Nov, 27, Dec. 25), Oregon Cabaret Theatre, First and Hargadine streets, Ashland, 541-488-2902, theoregoncabaret.com. Romantic musical comedy in which two co-worker who loathe one another carry on a romance as pen pals. $25-$39.

Douglas County

"GREASE," 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 3, Centerstage Theatre, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, 541-440-4691 information, 541-440-7700 tickets. Musical about the good and bad times of life in 1950s high school. $8-$13.

"IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE," 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 17, Betty Long Unruh Theatre, 1614 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg, 541-673-2125, www.uact-theatre.com. An everyman who believes the world would be better without him, learns from his guardian angel what life would be like had he never been born. $5-$13.

Child's Play

Josephine County

YOUNG MASTER GARDENERS, 11:30 a.m.-noon and 3-3:45 p.m. Dec. 13, Josephine Community Library, 200 N.W. C St., Grants Pass, 541-476-0571. "Birds" program teaches how to identify birds and about their habitats. Free; morning program for 5 and younger, afternoon for 6 and older.

SENSORY FRIENDLY GYM, 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 16, Grants Pass Family YMCA, 1000 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-474-0001. For children with special needs, with visits with Canine Angels, followed by open swim. Free.

INDOOR PLAY GROUP, 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Grants Pass Family YMCA, 1000 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-474-0001. Games, activities for toddlers, preschoolers and older children. Free; parents must stay with children.

BABY RHYME TIME, 11 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Grants Pass Branch Josephine Community Libraries, 200 N.W. C St., Grants Pass., 541-956-2059, 541-474-3101, ext. 232. Parents and babies up to 2 years old meet for storytime and playtime with others. Free.

PRESCHOOL PLAY TIME, 9-11 a.m. Mondays, 9-10 a.m. Thursdays, Grants Pass Family YMCA, 1000 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-474-0001. Physical activities and sports for kids 3-4. Free; parents must stay with children.

FAMILIES AT PLAY, 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Illinois Valley Library, 209 W. Palmer St., Cave Junction, 541-592-4778. Storytime and play time for toddlers, preschoolers and older children, parent support group. Free; parents must stay with children.

Jackson County

"STORY OF SCROOGE," 1:30-2:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-774-8678. Portland-based Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents story of Ebenezer Scrooge learning the joy of giving. Free.

KID TIME DISCOVERY EXPERIENCE, 106 N. Central Ave., Medford, 541-772-9922, www.kid-time.org. Interactive exhibits and classes that promote imagination and cooperative play. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $6-$10.

SCIENCEWORKS, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-6767, www.scienceworksmuseum.org. Exhibits and activities related to energy, anatomy, chemistry, perception, motion, engineering, other sciences. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; admission $10-$12, free for kids under 2, $2 every first Sunday.

Art

Josephine County

FIRST FRIDAY LIVE, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1, downtown Grants Pass, grantspassport.com. Local galleries and businesses hold receptions for art viewers. Free. See art listings below for individual venues.

AISLE G, 111 S.E. G St., Suite D, Grants Pass. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1, with "Photographs and Paintings of the Oregon Coast Trail," by painter Kristen O'Neill and photographer Pete Miller.

ART IN THE COMMUNITY, members of the Josephine County Artists' Association show their paintings. For December: Maria DeRuyte at Umpqua Bank, 1670 Williams Highway.

THE BEAD MERCHANT, 115 S.W,. G St., Grants Pass, 541-471-0645. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1, with locally made artisan jewelry, yarn and jewelry-making supplies.

BOHEMIAN BAR & BISTRO, 233 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-471-7158. Art and gift items by Donna Walsh, through December. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1, with music by Living on Dreams, jazz duo.

CANDELA DANCE STUDIO, 122 N.E. F St., Grants Pass, 541-291-7900. First Friday Live Ugly Sweater Party and Potluck, 7:30-11 p.m. Dec. 1 with west coast swing lesson at 7:30 p.m., open dancing 8:30-11 p.m. Admission $8, or $5 with a potluck dish to share.

CHESI JO'S BABY BOUTIQUE, 307 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-4676-8094. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1, with visits with Santa and Mrs, Claus, and a photo package deal, plus goodies.

THE CLOSET CATALYST, 213 S.W. Fourth St., Grants Pass, 541-244-1774. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1, with drawings for discounts.

COWBOY CORRAL, 421 S.E. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-476-8886. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1, with coupon savings.

GALLERY ONE AT THE MUSEUM, 229-B S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-1218. "Believe," holiday show with work by more than 60 local artists, Dec. 1-31. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1, with book signings by local authors, signings and illustrating by James Art Ville.

GLASS FORGE GALLERY AND STUDIO, 501 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-955-0815. Original art and Christmas carvings by Dorae Bowen, natural wood crafts by Boots Cotterman, through December. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1, with glass blowing demonstrations, music by Mike Brons, treats and drinks, beer and food tasting from Climate City Brewing, raffle for a glass piece.

GRANTS PASS BRANCH LIBRARY, 200 N.W. C St., Grants Pass, 541-476-0571. New mosaic paper and glass art by Bebe Keith, ongoing.

GRANTS PASS MUSEUM OF ART, 229 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-3290. Annual Membership Show, non-juried exhibition of works by museum members, through Dec. 16. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1.

GREAT NORTHWEST MUSIC, 220 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-956-8600. Life-sized clay model for a downtown Grants Pass bronze monument of Brady Adams by local sculptor Peter Sedlow, in the window display, through December. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1.

HOLIDAYS @ SIXTH AND G, 245 S.E. G St., Grants Pass. Seasonal makers market with Christmas decorations and handmade goods, through December. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1.

ILLINOIS VALLEY FINE ARTISTS, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays, Rogue Community College Belt Building, 24353 Redwood Highway, Kerby, 541-592-6351. Artists work in all media, with Gene Drake available for lessons.

KING JEWELERS, 221 S.E. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-476-3777. Open for First Friday Liver 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1, with vibrant custom-cut gemstones and custom pieces.

REBEL BRICKS, 229 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-244-1933. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1, with toy tours every 15 minutes, games and prizes, the balloon guy (7-8 p.m.) and hot cocoa for sale.

THE SHOPS @ SIXTH & G, 124 S.E. G St., Grants Pass. Mixed media artwork created in recent art classes at the Grants Pass Boys & Girls Club, through December. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1, with a raffle.

SOUTHERN OREGON GUILD GALLERY, 24353 Redwood Highway, Kerby, 541-659-3858. "Angels Among Us," artwork and gift items by guild artists, through Jan. 27.

UNTITLED 2.0, 119 S.E. Sixth St., Grants Pass, www.untitled2gallery.com. "The Geometry of Fear," drawings and paintings by Paul James Cunningham, evoking The Festival of Britain circa 1951, new ways of looking at art, architecture, music and technology, through Jan. 28. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1.

WISE ROOTS YOGA STUDIO, 143 N.W. E St., Grants Pass, 541-659-1045. Open for First Friday Live, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 1, with "Trees to Know in Oregon," oil and acrylic paintings in the impressionistic tradition by Ray Pague.

Jackson County

ASHLAND GALLERY WALK, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 1, downtown Ashland, 541-488-8430, 877-PLAN-ART. Artists' receptions at downtown galleries.

THIRD FRIDAY ART WALK, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 15, throughout Medford. Local galleries and businesses hold receptions for art viewers. Free.

AMERICAN TRAILS, 250 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-2553. Pueblo Storyteller Pottery, through December.

ART AND SOUL GALLERY, 247 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-326-6960. "Gazing with Awe; Rogue Impressions and Beyond," oil paintings by Sylvia Trujillo, through December.

ART DU JOUR GALLERY, 213 E. Main St. Medford, 541-770-3190. Work by gallery artists, ongoing.

ART PRESENCE, 206 Fifth St., Jacksonville, 541-899-3759. Holiday Treasures," fine art gifts, Dec. 1-24; artist reception 1-3 p.m. Dec. 2.

ASHLAND ART CENTER, 357 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-301-5975. Acrylic and mixed media art by Bridgett Reynolds and Linda Dixon, through December, plus work by gallery artists, ongoing.

ASHLAND ART WORKS, 291 Oak St., Ashland, 541-488-4735. "Winter Wonders," holiday gift show, with paintings, pottery, jewelry, photos, jewelry, art quilts, through December.

ASHLAND DESIGN STUDIO, 287 Fourth St., Suite 1, Ashland, 541-301-5234. mall artwork and art gift items by Inger Jorgensen, Marigny Goodyear, Annabel Allen, Oona Johanna Meade and others, through December.

GALLERIE KARON, 500 A St., Ashland, 541-482-9008. Holiday Show, with work by more than 30 artists, through December.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY, 89 Oak St. Ashland, 541-488-2562.The Paintings of Robert C. DeVoe, realistic still lifes in the classic tradition, and a Gallery Artist Holiday Salon, through Dec. 30.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART, 280 E. Hersey St., Ashland, 541-482-1983. "Back to the Future," seldom and never-before show oil and acrylic paintings by Thomas M. Houston, through December.

NIMBUS, 25 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-3621. Contemporary paintings, glass, wood, ceramics and jewelry by gallery artists, ongoing.

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY, 357 E, Main St., Ashland, 541-482-2772. "Croatia," images by Kate Geary, through December.

ROGUE GALLERY, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, 541-772-8118. "Time: Annual Members' Exhibition," more than 60 artists interpret the theme through watercolors, acrylics, oil paintings, sculptures, photography, pastels, through Dec. 21; "An Artist on the Less Traveled Road," photography by Ravindra C. Vasavada, through Jan. 5.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART, Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, Ashland, 541-552-6245, www.sou.edu/sma. "Painting about Thinking about Painting" by Loren Munk; Clifford Wilton Exhibition; "The Wait" by Nathaniel Meade; and Highlights of the Permanent Collection, through Dec. 16.

SHEPHERD'S DREAM, 629 A St., Ashland, 541-708-5439. "Grape Expectations," watercolors by Kay Myer, through December.

STUDIO A.B, 621 A St., Ashland, 541-482-2253. Long-pose pastel portraits by Ann DiSalvo, "The Weekly Press Revisited" by Bruce Bayard, through December.

STUDIO 151, 151 N. Pioneer St., Ashland, studio151ashland.com. "Birds, Buddhas, Books and Snakes," mixed media sculptural art by Elizabeth York, through December.

Douglas County

UMPQUA VALLEY ARTS CENTER, 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg, 541-672-2532. "Down Range," works by 13 veteran artists, through Dec. 23; "Our Centennial Story," photos and news articles on the history of Soldiers Hospital/Arts Center, through Dec. 22.

Literary

Josephine County

AUTHOR TALK AND WORKSHOP 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Aquarius Books, 528 N.E. E St., Grants Pass, 541-821-6623. Author Nando Raynolds discusses his new book "Transforming Your Inner Critic Into An Inner Coach" and guiding the audience through some exercises from the book. Free.

AUTHOR INNOVATIVE MARKETING, 2:30-4 p.m. Dec. 5, Rogue Valley Retirement, 1001 N.E. A St., Grants Pass, 541-643-9289, doranne@yourbodybook.com. Authors work together to promote their craft, increase public awareness, expand readership, increase sales.

POETRY SHARING, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 8, Grants Pass Museum of Art, 229 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-3290. Read or listen to poems., on the theme "Relaxation." Free, donations welcome.

ECKANKAR BOOK DISCUSSION, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 9, Grants Pass Branch Library, 200 N.W. C St., Grants Pass, 541-476-7648. Ongoing study of "Wisdom of the Heart" 3.

50-CENT BOOK SALE, 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, through Dec. 30, Williams Library, 20695 Williams Highway, Williams, 541-846-7020.

JOY LUCK BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, 2-3:30 p.m. first and third Thursday, Countryside Village, 1700 Kellenbeck Road, Grants Pass, 541-476-7665. Long-time book discussion group reads and discusses one book per month; fifth Thursday is a no-host lunch outing.

Jackson County

AUTHOR TALK, 7 p.m. Nov. 30, Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-488-0029. Robert Arellano presents his novel "Havana Libre." Free.

AUTHOR TALK & SIGNING, 11 a.m. Dec. 2, Barnes & Noble, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford, 541-858-0203. Local author Lorie List and illustrator Amanda Holbo present their children's book, "The Smallest Horse." Free.

AUTHOR TALK, 7 p.m. Dec. 4, Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-488-0029. Sharon Medhi presents "A Curious Quest for Absolute Truth: Snippets from the Early Years." Free.

BOOKS@NOON, noon-1 p.m. Dec. 5, Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group.

HOLIDAY BOOK SALE, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 5, 1-7 p.m. Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 9, Ruch Library, 7918 Highway 238, Ruch, 541-899-7438. Books, CDs. DVDs, other items.

LITERARY READING, 7 p.m. Dec. 6, Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-488-0029. Barry Kraft reads Dylan Thomas' "A Child's Christmas in Wales." Free.

AUTHOR TALK & SIGNING, 2 p.m. Dec. 9, Barnes & Noble, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford, 541-858-0203. Local author Hank DenHerder presents his novel "The Wild Rogue." Free.

SECOND TUESDAY BOOK CHAT, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-774-6415. Book discussion group reads "Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake" by Anna Qundlen. Free.

THIRD FRIDAY BOOK SALE, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 15, Central Point Library, 116 S. Third St., Central Point. New and gently used books, DVDs and CDs.

AUTHOR TALK & SIGNING, 2 p.m. Dec. 16, Barnes & Noble, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford, 541-858-0203. Local author Leslie Compton presents "Dearest Minnie: A Sailor's Story: Travel with Teddy Roosevelt's Great White Fleet 19070-1909." Free.

AUTHOR TALK & SIGNING, noon Dec. 17, Barnes & Noble, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford, 541-858-0203. Local authors Judy Cox and Patricia Bailey read from and sign their children's books. Free.

BRAIN BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 26, Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group reads "A Crack in Creation: Gene editing and the unthinkable power to control evolution" by Jennifer Doudna and Samuel Sternberg.

Holiday

Josephine County

ROGUE WINTERFEST GALA & GRAND AUCTION, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 30, Bear Hotel, 2101 N.E. Spalding Ave., Grants Pass, 541-890-5472, roguewinterfest.org. Dinner buffet, wines and beers, live music, tree and art auction, for adults only. Sold out.

NATIVITY FESTIVAL, 5-8:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 2, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1969 Williams Highway, Grants Pass, 541-450-9580. Hundreds of Nativities from around the world. Friday includes live entertainment and kids activities. Free.

ROGUE WINTERFEST GOLDEN SOCIAL, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 1, Bear Hotel, 2101 N.E. Spalding Ave., Grants Pass, 541-890-5472, roguewinterfest.org. Holiday display and tree viewing, seasonal entertainment, light snacks, for seniors 55 and over only. Sold out.

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Newman United Methodist Church, Sixth and B streets, Grants Pass, 541-479-5369. Reading of "The Night Before Christmas," Christmas music, angel display, raffle baskets, refreshments. Free.

WINTER ARTS FESTIVAL, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2, Pacifica, 14615 Watergap Road, Williams, 541-846-1100. Forty local artists with handmade items for sale, live music by 12 groups at two sites, poetry readings (11 a.m. and 2 p.m.), food for sale, cookie decorating, children's activities. Free admission.

HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS PARADE, 6 p.m. Dec. 2, Sixth and K streets, heading north on Sixth to Fifth and G streets, Grants Pass, 541-476-7574. Floats, music and more. Free.

ROGUE WINTERFEST WEEKEND HOLIDAY EVENTS, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2-3, Bear Hotel, 2101 N.E. Spalding Ave., Grants Pass, 541-890-5472, roguewinterfest.org. Holiday displays, decorated trees, family activities, crafts and games, live entertainment, refreshments. $5 adults, $3 kids 4-17, free for kids 3 and younger, $20 for families.

WINTER HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 3, Siskiyou Field Institute, 1241 Illinois River Road, Selma, 541-597-8530. Holiday treats, activities for families and kids, violin duo, ecology program and short hike. Free.

COMMUNITY PIE AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 3, Josephine County Fairgrounds, Grants Pass, 541-476-3215. Santa and his Magic Chimney, the Gingerbread Man, music by Mike Brons, drawings, 50/50 drawing. Free admission.

ROGUE WINTERFEST CULINARY CHRISTMAS CLASSIC, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 4, Bear Hotel, 2101 N.E. Spalding Ave., Grants Pass, 541-890-5472, roguewinterfest.org. Food, wine and beer samples, decorated trees, live entertainment, silent auction. Sold out.

HOLIDAY & ART TOUR, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 9, Grants Pass area, 541-476-4925. Breakfast (9-11:30 a.m. at Three Rivers Medical Center) then take self-guided tour of area assisted living facilities (Brookdale, Countryside Village, Oak Lane Rogue Valley Retirement and The Family House) all decked out for the holidays. Tickets $20 adults, $10 children 12 and younger.

ARTISANS HOLIDAY FAIRE, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 10, Lorna Byrne Middle School, Lister Street and Junction Avenue, Cave Junction, 541-592-6222. More than 60 booths of arts and fine crafts by local artisans, caroling and music, food for purchase, gift wrapping booth. Free admission.

CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS PAST, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 16, The Schmidt House Museum, 508 S.W. Fifth St., Grants Pass, 541-479-5398, 541-479-7827. Tours of historic home, with Victorian decorations, Living History Players, music and entertainment, make-and-take crafts for kids, refreshments. Free.

Jackson County

"STORY OF SCROOGE," 1:30-2:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-774-8678. Portland-based Traveling Lantern Theatre Company production for kids tells story of Ebenezer Scrooge learning the joy of giving. Free.

HOLIDAY GREENS SALE, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2, Oregon and California streets, Jacksonville, 541-899-5708. Jacksonville Garden Club sells table arrangements, wreaths, swags, sweet treats and raffle basket.

BEEKMAN HOUSE HOLIDAY TOURS, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2-3, Dec. 9-10, Dec. 16-17, Dec. 23 and Dec. 26, Beekman House, 470 E. California St., Jacksonville, 541-245-3650. Costumed docents share insights into 19th-century Christmas traditions and observances. One-hour tours leaving every 15-20 minutes. $5 general, $3 seniors and students.

ROGUE VALLEY CHRISTMAS MARKET, 3-8 p.m. Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 9, Fry Family Store, 2184 Ross Lane, Medford. Local artisans show and sell their high-quality, handmade items, with hot festive food and drink, live music. Admission is free; donations accepted for Light up a Life to benefit Providence Hospice.

HANUKKAH FEST, 5 p.m. Dec. 16, Havurah Synagogue, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-488-7716. Potato pancakes and gifts to purchase, dreidel games, menorah-making, candle lighting ceremony, storytelling, sing-along. Free admission.

Douglas County

HOLIDAY HOME TOUR, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 10, Roseburg, 541-672-2532, uvarts.com. Self-guided tour of three century-old homes each uniquely decorated for the Christmas season. $25 advance, $30 day of; sold at Umpqua Valley Arts Center, by phone, online.

UMPQUA VALLEY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, 5:30-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 5:30-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, through Jan. 1, River Forks Park, Roseburg, umpquafestivaloflights.com. Drive-through lights display, $10 per car. Plus holiday village with Santa, souvenirs and wagon rides.

Portland area

ZOOLIGHTS, 5-9 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, 5-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, through Dec. 17, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 18-Jan. 7 (closed Dec. 24-25, Jan. 1-4), Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road, Portland, 503-226-1561, oregonzoo.org. Walk-through display of more than 1.5 million lights. $4.95-$14.95, free for kids 2 and younger.

Oregon coast

HOLIDAY LIGHTS, 4-9:30 p.m. daily, through Dec. 31, Shore Acres State Park, 13 miles south of Coos Bay, 800-551-6949, 541-888-3732. More than 300,000 lights on trees, shrubs, Christmas trees, garden house and 50 light sculpture displays. $5 per vehicle.

Misc.

Josephine County

GRANGE 150TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 4, Fruitdale Grange, 1440 Parkdale Drive, Grants Pass, 541-660-4435. Cake, music by The Prairie Dogs, dancing. Free.

GUN & KNIFE SHOW, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 10, Josephine County Fairgrounds, Grants Pass, 800-659-3440. Firearms, ammunition, accessories. Admission $7, free for 12 and younger.

Jackson County

GENEALOGY LIBRARY TOURS, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Dec. 2, Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford, 541-512-2340. A peek at the library's materials, how to find what you need, demonstration of the library's online catalog. Free.

CHRISTMAS TREE AUCTION, 4 p.m. Dec. 2, VFW Hall, 410 E. Main St., Rogue River, 541-582-0689. Social hour (4 p.m.), dinner (5 p.m.), themed decorated tree auction (6:30 p.m.). Dinner $10; proceeds benefit local families in need, bring a gift or toy to donate.

BEEKMAN BANK OPEN HOUSE, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2-3, Dec. 9-10, Dec. 16-17, Beekman Bank Museum, 110 W. California St. Jacksonville, 541-245-3650. Costumed docents share insights into banking practices of the late 1800s. $3 suggested donation.

HISTORY LECTURE SERIES, noon Dec. 6 Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford, noon, Dec. 13, Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-774-6996, 541-773-6536. "Believe it or Not: The Strange and Unique Stories of Southern Oregon," the 12th in a year-long history lecture series called "Windows in Time." Free.

ASHLAND ROTARY CENTENNIAL ICE RINK, through Feb. 19, 95 Winburn Way, Ashland, 541-488-9189, parks.ashland,or.us. Call or go online for rink event schedule. $3.50-$4 for skating, $5-$5.50 for hockey, $2.50 skate rental.

Casinos

Douglas County

SEVEN FEATHERS CASINO RESORT, Canyonville, 800-772-5425. Price is Right Live Stage Show, Nov. 25-26; Hard Days Night, Beatles tribute, Nov. 29-Dec. 10; Festival of Trees, Nov. 30-Dec. 3; UFC 218, Dec. 2; Sound Stage Revue Christmas, Dec. 13-24; Back to the '80s New Year's Eve Concert & Party, Dec. 31; karaoke, Tuesdays.

Portland area

SPIRIT MOUNTAIN CASINO, Grand Ronde, 800-760-7977. Holiday Wine & Spirits Fair, Dev. 9; Dwight Yoakam, Dec. 16; Keith Sweat, Jan. 13; Ann Wilson of Heart, Feb. 10; The Clairvoyants, March 31.

Oregon coast

CHINOOK WINDS CASINO, Lincoln City, 888-244-6665. Sara Evans at Christmas, Dec. 1-2; North Pole Express, Dec. 1-23; Comedy on the Coast, Dec. 8-9; Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Jan. 19-20.

MILL CASINO, North Bend, 800-953-4800. Festival of Trees, through Dec. 5; The British Invasion New Year's Eve Concert, Dec. 31; Comedy Night, Wednesdays; lounge entertainment, ongoing.

THREE RIVERS CASINO, Florence, 541-997-7529. UFC 218, Dec. 2; UFC 219, Dec. 30; Justin Shandor as Elvis, Jan. 12-14; So You Think You Can Sing, Wednesdays.


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