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Many entertainment venues are closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Some events are being held online. All are subject to last-minute re-scheduling due to ever-changing measures to help control the spread of the coronavirus.

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NIGHTLIFE

Josephine County

THE COPPER MUG COCKTAIL LOUNGE, 1320 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-295-8679. April 9, DJ Silent Outbreak and DJ Hmbne, dance music, 8-11 p.m.; April 10, DJ Lion, dance music, 8-11 p.m.; April 11, Comedy Night with Freeway Farrell, Bryan Bixby, Nick Meier, Dustin Wood and Tory Ward, 7-9:30 p.m., call for ticket information; Thursdays, karaoke, 8-11 p.m., on heated patio., no cover;

CORVETTE BAR & GRILL, 1831 N.E. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-226-2856. Thursdays, DJ Lionel, 8-11 p.m.; Fridays, karaoke with Judi, 7:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturdays, DJ Rizlo, 8-11 p.m.; Sundays, karaoke with Judi, 7:30-10 p.m. No cover.

FLESPY'S BAR & GRILL, 670 Fruitdale Drive, Grants Pass, 541-244-1678. Wednesdays and Fridays, karaoke, 6:30-10:30 p.m., limited seating. No cover.

OLD BARN TAVERN, 2039 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-0222. Thursdays and Saturdays, karaoke, 7-10:45 p.m., outdoors. No cover.

SHENANIGANS AT HERB'S, 515 Rogue River Highway, Grants Pass, 541-476-1668. Fridays and Saturdays, karaoke, 6:30-10:30 p.m.; Thursdays, karaoke, 4:30-10:30 p.m. No cover.

THE SOUND LOUNGE, 225 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-479-0712. April 9, DJ FiNaTTik and DJ Ruku$, 8-11 p.m.; April 10, Dark Eyes, gypsy jazz duo, 8-11 p.m.; April 16, The Grassy Knoll, bluegrass, 8-11 p.m.; April 17, Brad Burns, country and rock originals and classics, 8-11 p.m. Music is on the heated patio, no cover, reservations required.

WILD RIVER BREWERY AND PIZZA, 249 N. Redwood Highway, Cave Junction, 541-592-3556. Wednesdays, open mic, 6-9 p.m. No cover.

Jackson County

BAYBERRY INN, 1438 N, Main St. Ashland, 541-488-1252. April 11, The Brothers Reed, acoustic indie folk pop duo, 5-7 p.m., outdoors, $20, at the door, cash only; bring chairs and blankets.

THE BLACK SHEEP, 51 N. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-6414. Tuesdays, open mic hosted by Robbie Dacosta, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, Pub Trivia, 7-8:30 p.m.; Thursdays, karaoke, 8:30-10:30 p.m. No cover.

BRICKTOWNE BREWING COMPANY, 44 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-973-2377. Tuesdays, trivia, 6 p.m. No cover.

DOWNTOWN MARKET CO., 231 E. Main St., Medford, 541-973-2233. April 9 and April 11, Highway Bound, country, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m Sunday. No cover.

GRAPE STREET BAR & GRILL, 31 S. Grape St., Medford, 541-500-8881. April 8, Arthur Buezo, savage folk, 7-9 p.m.; April 9, Seth Hansson and Jon Martin, 7:30-10:30 p.m.; April 10, Blowin' Smoke. modern country, 7:30-10:30 p.m.; April 15, Frankie Hernandez, acoustic rock, reggae, funk, soul, 7-9 p.m. No cover, reservations recommended.

INDIGO GRILL, 7360 Highway 238 Jacksonville 541-702-2320. April 11, Sonny Kanahele, contemporary variety and island sounds on ukulele, 6-8:30 p.m.

No cover.

JEFFERSON SPIRITS, 404 E. Main St., Medford, 541-500-1349. April 9, Dustin Clark and Sam Kovic, 7-10 p.m. No cover.

JOHNNY B'S ROCKIN' DINER, 120 E. Sixth St., Medford, 541-773-1900. April 9, Arthur Buezo, savage folk, 8-11 p.m.; April 10, Phenom, Chains of Belmont & Hellametal, metal, 6-10 p.m.; Tuesdays, open mic and jam, 8-11 p.m., no cover.

TAP & VINE at 559, 559 Medford Center, 541-500-1632. April 11, Nick Garrett-Powell, acoustic variety, 5-7 p.m. No cover, reservations recommended.

WALKABOUT BREWING COMPANY, 921 Mason Way, Medford, 541-734-4677. April 11, Mercy Duo, classic rock, R&B, soul, 3-5 p.m. No cover.

WINERIES

Josephine County

APRICITY VINEYARD, 5719 Jerome Prairie Road, Grants Pass, 541-301-4137. April 11, Frankie Hernandez, acoustic soul, funk, reggae, rock, 3-6 p.m. No cover.

AUGUSTINO ESTATE VINEYARDS, 16995 N. Applegate Road, Grants Pass, 541-846-1881. April 10, Jeff Kloetzel, acoustic variety, 1-4 p.m;. No cover.

AUGUSTINO ESTATE VINEYARDS, 400 Brown Road, O'Brien, 541-596-2818. May 9, Dayton Mason, gypsy jazz guitar, 1-4 p.m. No cover.

SCHMIDT FAMILY VINEYARDS, 330 Kubli Road, Grants Pass, 541-846-9985. April 10, live music, 2:30-5:30 p.m. No cover, reservations recommended.

Jackson County

AURORA VINES VINEYARD, 2287 Pioneer Road, Talent, 551-535-5287. April 10, Carla Bauer, guitar and vocals, 3-5 p.m., on the deck. No cover, call for reservations.

BELLE FIORE WINERY, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland, 541-552-4900. April 8, Shine Swing Duo, swing jazz, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; April 9, Gypsy Rogue, jazz variety, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; April 10, Stolen Moments, jazz variety, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; April 11, Phil King, acoustic originals and covers, 5-7 p.m.; April 15, Dayton Mason, gypsy jazz, 5:30-7:30 p.m. No cover, reservations recommended.

DANCIN' VINEYARDS, 4477 S. Stage Road, Medford, 541-245-1133. April 9, Shae and Jenni, blues, jazz, rock, 5-7 p.m. No cover, call for reservations.

GRIZZLY PEAK WINERY, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland, 541-482-5700. April 18, Michal Palzewicz and Ayke Agus, music by Schumann, Kreisler/Rachmaninoff, Bach/Cassasessus, Bartok, Biccjerini and originals on cello and piano, 3 p.m., outdoors and socially distanced, by donation, advance reservations; May 23, Michael Palzewicz and Reed Bentley, cello and percussion play music by Bach, A. Akiho, and original music, 3 p.m., outdoors and socially distanced, by donation, advance reservations.

HUMMINGBIRD ESTATE, 1677 Old Stage Road, Central Point, 541-930-2650. April 10, Aaron Reed, acoustic indie folk pop, 3-5 p.m. No cover.

NAUMES SUNCREST WINERY, 1950 Suncrest Road, Talent, 541-608-1755. April 11, Jeff Kloetzel, acoustic variety, 2-5 p.m. No cover, reservations required.

RELLIK WINERY, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point, 541-499-0449. April 9, Jared Gutridge, acoustic variety, 5-7 p.m.; April 10, The Giantess Duo, dream rock, blues, jazz, 4-6 p.m.; April 11, Son Ravello, acoustic variety, 4-6 p.m. p.m. Music is outside, no cover, reservations recommended.

ROXYANN WINERY, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford, 541-776-2315. April 10, Phillip Reed, 3-5 p.m.; April 11, Lily Jo's Revolution, alt folk, 3-5 p.m. No cover, reservations recommended.

SOUTH STAGE CELLARS, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville, 541-899-9120. April 9, Sonic Gravity, 6-8 p.m.; April 10, Adam Gabriel, acoustic variety, 6-8 p.m.; April 14, live music, 6-8 p.m. No cover, call for reservations.

STONERIVER VINEYARD, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent, 541-631-9583. April 10, Jen Ambrose & Jon Galfano, light rock, pop, 2-4 p.m. No cover, call for reservations.

TRIUM WINES, 203 E. Main St., Talent, 541-625-9100. April 9, Scarlet White Trio, 5-7 p.m. No cover, reservations suggested.

MUSIC

Josephine County

THE FRET DRIFTERS: LIVVE FROM THE HIVVE, 8 p.m. April 9, livestream from The Hivve, Grants Pass. Andy Casad and Nick Garrett-Powell perform acoustic arrangements of original and cover music. Free, on The Hivve Facebook page.

TODD SHEAFFER AND CHRIS THOMPSON, 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 26, Apricity Vineyard. 5719 Jerome Prairie Road, Grants Pass, 541-301-4137. Social distanced outdoor concert of newgrass Americana music, with wine tasting. Tickets $75 at eventbrite.com.

ROGUE VALLEY SYMPHONY: DIGITAL JOURNEYS, online at rvsymphony.org, 541-708-6400. The orchestra offers two Masterworks Concert detours, one featuring the string players performing Bartok, Kernis and Grieg and one featuring a variety of solo instruments performing with Martin Majkut on piano. Free.

Jackson County

DANISH STRING QUARTET, 7:30 p.m. April 16, 3 p.m. April 17, streamed from Denmark, 541-552-6154, chambermusicconcerts.com. Friday concert features Beethoven's String Quartet in D Major; Saturday's concert includes Alfred Schnittke's String Quartet No 3; both concerts include traditional Scandinavian folk music. Tickets $20 general, $5 for students and Oregon Trail Card holders; streamed tickets provide 48 hours of access.

SPRING CELLO & PIANO CONCERT, 3 p.m. April 18, Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland, 541-482-5700. Michal Palzewicz on cello and Ayke Agus on piano and violin, perform music of Boccherini, Schumann, Bach, Bartok and others, outdoors. Admission by donation with advance reservations, contact gpwreservations@gmail.com.

TODD SHEAFFER AND CHRIS THOMPSON, 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 27, Stone Cold Hemp Farm, 13260 Highway 238, Jacksonville,. Socially distanced outdoor concert of newgrass Americana music, with full bar and food trucks; BYO picnic and coolers with $20 corking fee, BYO lawn chairs and weather protection. Tickets $50-$180 at eventbrite.com.

SISKIYOU SINGERS: VIRTUAL PERFORMANCES, online, siskiyousingers.org. Siskiyou Singers perform "Sure On This Shining Night" and "Life's NOT a Cabaret," and Laura Barlow and Scott Nelson perform"You Are the New Day." Free, donations welcome.

ON STAGE

Josephine County

"POSTMORTEM," 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 10-25 Barnstormers Theatre, 112 N.E. Evelyn Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-3557, barnstormersgp.com. Ken Ludwig's murder mystery thriller in which an eccentric actor, known for his long-running portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, tries to solve a mystery at his Connecticut mansion. Limited in-house seating with livestreaming available. In-person tickets $60 for groups of four; livestream tickets $15 for one-two viewers, $30 for three-four viewers, $50 for five or more viewers.

"HUELGA," 6-8 p.m. April 22, online through Rogue Community College Diversity Programming Board, 541-956-7187, roguecc.edu/diversity-board, click on Events. Teatro Milagro presents historical narrative sharing the struggles and accomplishments of Dolores Huerta, a labor rights activist and union organizer who cofounded the United Farm Workers, in honor of Earth Day. Free, visit website for meeting ID and passcode.

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER, 6 p.m. Saturdays, Cynthia's Home Sweet Home, 1038 N.W. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-479-5953. Interactive, outdoor murder mystery dinner theater. $30 per person for show and five-course meal; reservations required.

Jackson County

"OTHELLO," 5 p.m. April 8-10, April 16-17, online through Women's Theatre Festival, womenstheatrefestival.com. Modern verse translation, set in an all-women's academic collegiate institution. Pay-what-you-can.

"NORTH LOOP," streaming online through April 11, through Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, 800-219-8161, osfashland.org. Short film about two Black women who strive to live out loud in a world that refuses to hear them. Free.

"THIS IS WHO I AM," streaming on-demand, April 13-25, through Wooly Mammoth Theatre Company, woollymammoth.net, 202-393-3939. Oregon Shakespeare Festival Associate Artistic Director Evren Odcikin directs this story of an estranged father and son who reunite over Zoom. Tickets $15.99 per individual, $30.99 per household.

"THE AFRICAN QUEEN," April 16-25, Collaborative Theater Project, 541-779-1055, ctpmedford.org. A mismatched couple make a daring voyage in a dilapidated boat through German East Africa at the outbreak of World War I. Offered with limited in-house seating, and video on demand. Ticket $25; sold by phone only.

"THE SPITFIRE GRILL" 1 and 8 p.m. most days, through April 18, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, First and Hargadine streets, Ashland, 541-488-2902. oregoncabaret.com. A heartfelt musical about the healing wounds of the past and finding your chosen family. Tickets $39 and $43.

"MANAHATTA," through April 24, streaming through Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, 800-219-8161, osfashland.org. Video of 2018 world premiere about the consequences of commercial exploits and attempted eradication of Native American people. $15 single show, $25 with "Snow in Midsummer" (see below).

"GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL," 1 and 8 p.m. various dates, April 29-June 20, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, First and Hargadine streets, Ashland, 541-488-2902, oregoncabaret.com. A new tenant wreaks havoc in an exclusive Florida trailer park. Tickets $29, $39, $43

"SNOW IN MIDSUMMER," May 3-30, streaming through Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, 800-219-8161, osfashland.org. Video of 2018 production of the interweaving of two stories - a young woman who curses her city from beyond the grave, and a wealthy businesswoman who must face the parched, locust-plagued city. $15 single show, $25 with "Manahatta" (see above)

"A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2," 2 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, May 6-16, Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland, 541-205-9190. Robin Goodrin Nordli and KT Vogt join Peter Alzado and Hazel James in Lucas Hnath's Tony Award-nominated comedy-drama that provokes questions about marriage, gender inequality and the meaning of liberation. Cellist Michal Palzewicz plays live at 1:30 p.m. Tickets $20-$70 at showtix4u.com.

"YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN," 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. May 7-23, Ghostlight Playhouse, 115 E. Main St., Medford, 541-690-8810, randalltheatre.com. $40 per table, each table seats four, or livestream online, $15 per household.

"INTO THE BREECHES," May 14-June 6, Collaborative Theater Project, 541-779-1055, ctpmedford.org. It's 1942, where a local community theater faces a dire fate as the men are away at war and the resourceful women take matters into their own hands and reverse history. Offered with limited in-house seating, and video on demand. Tickets $25; sold by phone only.

"DRACULA," June 10-July 18, LongSword Vineyard, 8555 Highway 238, Jacksonville, wanderlusttheatre.co. A traveling, immersive theatrical adaptation of Bram Stoker's gothic horror story by the Wanderlust Theatre Company. Tickets go on sale May 1.

"THE FROGS," audio performance on YouTube, through Crater Renaissance Academy, Central Point. Ten high schoolers create more than 20 character portrayals on comedy based on the work of ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes, adapted and revised by the school's performing arts teacher Davey Kashuba. Free; search for "Crater Drama" on YouTube.

Douglas County

YOUTH TALENT COMPETITION, through April 9, uact-theatre.com. All Douglas County youth grades 1-12 submit videos (no longer than three minutes) and compete for cash prizes. Deadline for submissions is April 9. See website for rules and submission forms. Winners announced April 16.

CHILD'S PLAY

Josephine County

HOW TO SPROUT A READER, 10:30-11 a.m. April 15, online through Josephine Community Library, 541-476-0571, josephinelibrary.org. Virtual storytime for ages 5 and younger, and tips on how to lead your own at home. Free; register by phone or info@josephinelibrary.org.

KINDERMUSIC SPRING FLING PLAYDATE, 11 a.m.-noon April 24, Music4Kids Learning Center, 141 N.W. C St., Grants Pass, 541-582-0123, www.music4kids.com. Class is full. Interactive music, dance and play class for ages 18 months to 7 years, with a participating adult; includes a craft and a Kindermusic CD and instrument for each child. $20 per child, $5 per sibling, advance reservations online.

CAMP EEK, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, weekly sessions June 14-Sept. 3, Wildlife Images, 11845 Lower River Road, Grants Pass, 541-476-0222, wildlifeimages.org. Kids 6-11 play games, make crafts, explore the outdoors, meet animal ambassadors. $120 per week for members, $140 per week for nonmembers, advance registration.

MONTHLY CRAFT KITS FOR CHILDREN, noon-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Josephine Community Library branches, 541-476-0571, josephinelibrary.org. New kits available for pick up each month at all four branches, Grants Pass, Cave Junction, Williams and Wolf Creek, while supplies last. Free.

Jackson County

VIRTUAL SATURDAY STORYTIME, 11 a.m. April 10, online through Barnes & Noble, BN.com/storytime. Reading of "The Little Engine That Could" by Watty Piper, on Barnes & Noble Facebook page or YouTube channel. Free.

SPRING STORYWALK: "BLOOM BOOM," April 17-25, Ashland, 541-774-6996, jcls.org. Self-guided stroll in honor of National Poetry Month, reading pages from the picture book by April Pulley Sayre placed along a walking route, with nature photography and poetic language celebrating springtime and flowering plants. Free; check with Ashland Library for storybook route.

VIRTUAL SATURDAY STORYTIME, 11 a.m. April 17, online through Barnes & Noble, BN.com/storytime. Reading of "The Rock from the Sky" by Jon Klassen, on Barnes & Noble Facebook page or YouTube channel. Free.

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN OREGON, 413 W. Main St., Medford, 541-772-9922, kid-time.org. Digital programs, storytimes, music, activities. Free.

SCIENCEWORKS, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-6767, scienceworksmuseum.org. Video demonstrations of science-related topics, downloadable science projects and activities to do at home, livestream science education programs, science news segments. Free.

ART

Josephine County

GALLERY ONE AT THE MUSEUM, 229-B S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-1218. High dynamic range photography by Dale George, through April 30.

GLASS FORGE GALLERY AND STUDIO, 501 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-955-0815. Open for glass-blowing demonstrations. Call to schedule.

GRANTS PASS MUSEUM OF ART, 229 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-3290. Layered abstract paintings by Vince Carl, through May 16.

Jackson County

ART & SOUL GALLERY, 247 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-488-9006. "Branded by Oregon," watercolor paintings of landscapes, plants and wildlife, by Betty Barss, through May 2. Exhibit also accessible on the gallery's website and YouTube channel.

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

ART PRESENCE ART CENTER, 206 Fifth St., Jacksonville, 541-899-3759, art-presence.org. Paintings by Ashland artist Bruce Bayard, and new work by gallery artists, through April 25. Both can be viewed in person — by appointment (call 541-941-7057) — and via virtual tour on gallery's website and Facebook page.

ASHLAND ART WORKS, 291 Oak St., Ashland, 541-488-4735. Artist Members Exhibition, through April.

GALLERIE KARON, 500 A St., Ashland, 541-482-9008. creative work by 24 artists and photographers, along with antiques, artifacts and jewelry and handmade dolls and animals, ongoing.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY, 89 Oak St. Ashland, 541-488-2562. Reclaimed Materials by Laura Foster and paintings by Wade Schuster, through May 8.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART, 280 E. Hersey St., Ashland, 541-482-1983. Work by gallery artists, including paintings and fine art prints by Thomas Houston, chine colle etchings by Yugi Hiratsuka, aquatint etchings by Stephen McMillan and paintings by Erin Lee Gafill, ongoing.

ROGUE GALLERY, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, 541-772-8118. "From the Emerald Isle: Celtic Art Exhibit," artwork about all things Irish, through April 9; new work in a variety of media by gallery members, through April 9.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART, Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, Ashland, 541-552-6245, sma.sou.edu. "Collecting Cuba: Selections from the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art," an exploration of contemporary Cuba art through three lenes: history, identity and materiality, through July 1, admission free, suggested $5 donation.

Douglas County

UMPQUA VALLEY ARTS CENTER, 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg, 541-672-2532. "A Watched Pot Always Boils," juried open media exhibit of work that sheds light on what it takes to participate fully in American society and shape the destiny of one's community, "Wood, Water and Oils," artwork of Debi Bates, Andrew Duclos and Dick Worthey; "Postcards for a Beautiful World," postcard-sized artwork relaying messages of hope and renewal for the coming year; "Typewriter Art," intricate pictures made with a typewriter by Paul Smith; and work by teens, including fabric dyeing, illustrations and comics, through June 4, open by appointment.

LITERARY

Josephine County

APRIL VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB, through April 31, through Josephine Community Library Facebook group, josephinelibrary.org. Weekly discussion group reads "Behold the Dreamers" by Imbolo Mbue.

ROGUE WRITERS, 5-7 p.m. every other Thursday, Grants Pass, 541-660-6150, cpitts2575@charter.net. Peer writing group, open to all levels. Call for meeting date and location. Free.

Jackson County

MARY H.K. CHOI, 4 p.m. April 8, online through Barnes & Noble national Facebook page, 541-858-0203, https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2771. Young adult author discusses "Yolk.". Free, on Barnes & Nobel national Facebook channel.

JUDY HILYARD, 5 p.m. April 9, online through Art Presence Art Center, 541-941-7057, art-presence.org. Local author reads from her book, "Soul Companion — A Memoir" followed by a conversation with Ginna Gordon, online via Zoom. Free, registration required.

MEDFORD LIBRARY BOOK CHAT, 5:30-6:30 p.m. April 13, 541-774-6996, jcls.org. Book discussion group reads "Becoming" by Michelle Obama, via Zoom. Free.

POEMS OF GRIEF AND SOLACE, noon- 1 p.m. April 16, 541-774-6996, jcls.org. Applegate author Diana Coogle reads poems from her new book "From Friend to Wife to Widow: Six Brief Years," followed by a Q&A, via Zoom. Free.

RODNEY SCOTT, 3 p.m. April 16, online through Barnes & Noble national Facebook page, 541-858-0203, https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2771. Author discusses "Rodney Scott's World of BBQ." Tickets $37.04, includes signed book; tickets at bnrodneyscottworldof bbq.eventbrite.com.

GOLD HILL LIBRARY BOOK CLUB, 3-4 p.m. April 16, jcls.org, 541-855-1994. Book discussion group reads "Disappearing Earth" by Julia Phillips, via Zoom; free, advance registration.

RANDOM FANDOM: MARVEL VS DC, 12:30-1:30 p.m. April 17, jcls.org, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group explores Marvel vs DC comics, with trivia contest, via Zoom. Free.

TWEEN BOOK CLUB, 3-4 p.m. April 17, jcls.org, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group reads "Sincerely You" by Savannah Madison, via Zoom. Free.

GEORGE W. BUSH, 4 p.m. April 19, online through Barnes & Noble national Facebook page, 541-858-0203, https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2771. Author and former President discusses his book "Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants." Tickets $46.21, includes signed book; tickets at bnoutofmanyone.eventbrite.com.

T.D. JAKES, 4 p.m. April 20, online through Barnes & Noble national Facebook page, 541-858-0203, https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2771. Author discusses "Don't Drop the Mic: The Power of Your Words Can Change the World." Tickets $32.95, includes signed book; tickets at bntdjakes bbq.eventbrite.com.

BRAIN BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP, 3-5 p.m. April 27, jcls.org, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group reads "What We Talk About When We Talk About Books," by Leah Price, via Zoom. Free.

BOOKS@NOON, noon-1 p.m. May 4, online, 541-774-6996, jcls.org. Readers share about what they're reading, via Zoom; free, advance registration.

EAGLE POINT BOOK CLUB, 2-3:15 p.m. May 4, jcls.org, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group reads "The Giver of Stars" by Jojo Moyes, via Zoom. Free.

FAIRS/FESTS

Jackson County

PEAR BLOSSOM STREET FAIR, noon-10 p.m. April 9, 7 a.m.-6 p.m April 10, downtown Medford, 541-840-7209, pearblossomparade.org. Games, arts, crafts.

20TH ANNUAL ASHLAND INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, April 15-29, online at ashlandfilm.org; and in person June 24-28 outdoors at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, Walkabout Brewing Company and Schneider Museum of Art, in Ashland, 541-488-3823, ashlandfilm.org. Approximately 100 new independent features and short films, with an emphasis on the subjects of activism and the arts, with Q&As, virtual parties and mixers. Tickets range from free-$10, discounts for members, seniors, students and financial hardship.

OREGON FRINGE FESTIVAL, April 29-May 1, online through Oregon Center for the Arts, oregonfringefestival.org/2021-off. Live virtual performances, artist lectures and workshops, virtual gallery, with outdoor art installations at Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Free.

MISCELLANY

Josephine County

JOSEPHINE COUNTY HOME SHOW: LET'S CELEBRATE HOME, noon-5 p.m. April 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m April 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m April 18, Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass, 541-773-2872, buildso.com. Learn what's new, fun and exciting for the home, home office, yard and garden. Free admission.

COMMUNITY YARD SALE, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 17, Sunny Valley RV Park and Campground, 140 Old Stage Road, Sunny Valley, 541-479-0209, sunnyvalleyrvparkandcampground.com. Household items, tools, horse tack, books, toys. Free admission.

EARLY EARTH DAY, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 17, Wildlife Images, 11845 Lower River Road, Grants Pass, 541-4786-0222. Crafts for kids, word search, coloring, plant a flower, prizes. Free with general admission, $7-$14.

BUNCO, 6 p.m. April 23, Fruitdale Grange, 1440 Parkdale Drive, Grants Pass, 541-660-4435. Games for 21 and older only. $10 per person. Register in advance by texting Jill. Bring own drinks and snacks.

GEM & MINERAL SHOW, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m April 25, Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds, Road, Grants Pass, 541-415-1720, 541-472-0925. Gems, fossils, crystals, silver jewelry, vendors, raffles, silent auction, kids wheel, food trucks. Free admission.

SOUTHERN OREGON MOTORCYCLE SWAP & BIKE SHOW, 9 a.m.-7 p.m April 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m April 25, Pottsville Historical Museum, 2400 Pleasant Valley Road, Merlin, 541-660-8730, 541-659-8715. Bike show with 18 classes (noon-3 p.m.), vendors, new and used parts, food, blessing of the bikes Sunday morning biker church. Admission $5 per day, free for 12 and younger.

FRONT PORCH QUILT SHOW, online, ongoing, msquilters.com. Members of the Mountain Stars Quilters Guild show quilts, with a different theme each month. April theme is "Fresh as Spring." Free.

MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH, seatings at 9:45, 10:30, 11:15 a.m., noon and 12:45 p.m. May 9, Wildlife Images, 11845 Lower River Road, Grants Pass, 541-476-0222. Catered brunch, chocolate fountain, champagne, family activities, crafts for kids, flowers for moms, raffle. Tickets $45 for members, $55 for nonmembers, $22 children 5-12; advance reservations required.

RACING ON THE ROGUE, 5:15 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, May 10-July 14 (dark June 14-15) and 1 p.m. July 4, Grants Pass Downs, at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, Grants Pass, 541-787-3480, gpdowns.com. Horse racing open to a limited number of in-person fans. Tickets $6, call 541-507-1699.

BINGO, games at noon Sundays, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Arts & Crafts Building, Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass, 541-415-9000, 541-476-3215. $10 buy in. Check Friends of Jo Co Fairgrounds Bingo Facebook page for COVID-19 updates.

Jackson County

PEAR-A-FARE, 3-10 p.m April 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 10, underneath a canopy at Fifth and Central, Medford, 541-890-7209, pearblossomparade.org. Tasting and sampling from vineyards, breweries, distillers, local artisan food makers. Admission $5, includes five tasting tickets.

SMUDGE POT STROLL, 5-9 p.m. April 9, starts at Commons Amphitheater, Fourth Street, downtown Medford, 541-890-7209, pearblossomparade.org. Walking and tasting tour. Ticket information TBA.

PEAR BLOSSOM PARADE, 11 a.m. April 10, downtown Medford, 541-840-7209, pearblossomParade.org. Starts from Beatty and Central, moves down Central Avenue to West Main Street. Free.

BARNSTORMER'S SPRING FLING, 4-8 p.m. April 16, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 17, Jackson County Expo, Central Point, 541-774-8270, barnstormersvintagefaircom. Vendors offer funky junk, antiques, home decor and handmade items, as well as plants, vegetables and flowers. Admission $8-$12 both days, $5-$7 Saturday only; purchase tickets in advance on Facebook or Ticketleap and enter show through express lane.

OPEN LANDS DAY, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 17, Rogue River Preserve, 646 Rogue River Drive, Eagle Point, 541-482-3069, Ext. 111, solandconserve.org. Trail hikes, talks about work of the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy. Free, advance registration, with up to 10 visitors at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS ART DAY, noon-2 p.m. May 8, Rogue Gallery, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, 541-772-8118. Art projects, art scavenger hunt for families; children must be accompanied by an adult; free, materials provided, advance registration.

CONSERVATION CELEBRATION, 6 p.m. May 15, online via Zoom, through the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, 541-482-3069, landconserve.org. Fundraiser with keynote speaker, surprise guest speakers, online auction. Tickets $25 per person, $50 per household, first 90 ticket buyers receive a bottle of Troon wine.

BINGO, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, Rogue River Community Center, 132 Broadway St., Rogue River, 541-582-0609. Regular games and specials with prizes, limited to 50 people.

"ASH LAND," online, osfashland.org. Short film about a Black woman who has turned her back on herself. Free, visit osfashland.org and click on "Now Playing."

CASINOS

Douglas County

SEVEN FEATHERS CASINO RESORT, Canyonville, 800-548-8461. Haywire Duo, April 9-11; The Brothers Reed, April 14-18; Backroad Interstate, April 21-22; Gilbert Bonilla, April 23-25; Marathon Bingo, April 24; Backroad Interstate, April 28-29; Tattoo Expo, April 30-May 2; Jessie Leigh, April 30-May 2; The Brothers Reed, May 5-6, May 12-13; Resort Rally, May 28-30; Ashley McBryde, May 29; Bites, Blues & Brews, June 26; Midget Wrestling Warriors, July 17; Josh Turner, July 31; Larry the Cable Guy, Sept.17.

Portland area

SPIRIT MOUNTAIN CASINO, Grand Ronde, 800-760-7977.

Oregon coast

CHINOOK WINDS CASINO, Lincoln City, 888-244-6665. Comedy on the Coast, April 9-10; Red, White & Blue Golf Tournament, April 25; Comedy on the Coast, May 7-8; DJ dance music, Fridays and Saturdays, ongoing.

MILL CASINO, North Bend, 800-953-4800.

THREE RIVERS CASINO, Coos Bay 541-808-9209.

THREE RIVERS CASINO, Florence, 541-997-7529.

Northern California

ELK VALLEY CASINO, 2500 Howland Hill Road, Crescent City, Calif., 707-464-1020.

LUCKY 7 CASINO, 350 N. Indian Road, Smith River, Calif., 707-487-7777.

RAIN ROCK CASINO,3B.CRH 777 Casino Way, Yreka, California, 530-777-7246.


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