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Tidings calendar

 Posted: 8:55 AM July 15, 2014

Following is a list of upcoming events in the Ashland area. If you would like to have your event listed, please send items by email to

Tuesday, July 15

Growers Market: The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ashland Armory, 1420 E. Main St. See

LGBT Potluck: A potluck luncheon for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered eldery individuals and allies will be from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St. Participants are encouraged to bring a dish to share. Cost is a suggested donation of $2 to cover drinks. Call 541-482-4755.

Knitting Circle: A drop-in knitting circle is offered from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996.

Trapeze Class: Karen Bolda will lead single-point trapeze dance classes for all levels from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Dancing People Company, 310 Oak St. Cost is $15 per class. Call 541-890-1883.

Toastmasters Meeting: University Toastmasters meet to improve public speaking and leadership skills at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-324-8694 or see

Trivia at Louie's: Trivia games are played at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Louie's Bar & Grill, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Games are free to play. Call 541-482-9701.

Wednesday, July 16

Nature Walks: Ashland Parks and Recreation will host free guided nature walks through at 10 a.m. Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Lithia Park. Participants meet at the Lithia Park entrance. Walks last about 90 minutes and cover a variety of topics about the park. Call 541-488-5340.

Massage Demo: Free 30-minute massage demonstrations are held at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Family Massage Education Center. Call 541-482-3567.

Preschool Storytime: Preschool children and families can attend storytimes from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6995.

Brass Rubbing: Volunteers from the Tudor Guild will lead workshops on creating souvenier brass rubbings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays in the Bill Patton Garden behind the Elizabethan Theatre at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. Materials cost varies from $5 to $25. Call 541-482-0940.

Toddler Storytime: Children ages two years and older and families can attend a storytime for toddlers from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the library. Call 541-774-6995.

Spaghetti game night: Enoteca Wine Tasting and Bistro holds a Spaghetti Game Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, at 17 N. Main St. The weekly event features eclectic board games and complimentary spaghetti with wine purchase. Call 541-482-3377 or visit

Game Night: Board games are played from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at Mystic Treats, 2345 Ashland St., No 205. Call 541-897-0045.

SPELLING BEE: A spelling contest is held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Louie's Restaurant and Bar, 41 N. Main St. Players can compete on their own or in teams. Free to play. Prizes for first place. Children and families are encouraged to participate. Call 541-482-9701.

Public Meeting: The Ashland Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at the Ashland Civic Center, 1175 E. Main St. Call 541-552-2064.

Trivia at The Playwright: Play trivia from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at The Playwright Public House, 258 A St., Ashland. Cost is $5 per team, and the winner takes all. Register the day of the event on the pub's Facebook page and receive a free appetizer. Registrations also will be taken at the door. Call 541-488-9128 or see

Thursday, July 17

NEwcomers Meeting: An informal group on new and not-so-new members meets at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 17, in Ashland. For information and directions call 541-488-5407 or email

Children's Book Workshop: Chronicle Books editor Melissa Manlove will lead a workshop titled "Never Say Never: Navigating the Principles of Book Creation and Telling Good Advice from Bad" from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Cost is $10. Register by calling 541-488-1192 or see

Public Meeting: The City of Ashland Downtown Beautification Improvement Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, in the Gresham Room of the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-552-2106.

Friday, July 18

Public Meeting: The City of Ashland Public Art Commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. Friday, July 18, in the Siskiyou Room at 51 Winburn Way. Call 541-552-2106.

Live Music: Alt country/Americana singer Christian Lee Hutson will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, July 18, at Oberon's Three-Penny Tavern, 45 N. Main St. Call 541-482-2316 or see

Saturday, July 19

Teen Game Day: Teens can play video and board games from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6994.

Island Night: Daniel Meyer Pool will hold "Island Night: An Aloha State of Mind" from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Daniel Meyer Pool, 1075 Homes Ave. The event will include Hawaiian music and dancing, and will include a free community Hula dance workshop. Call 541-488-0313.

Monday, July 21

BENEFIT CONCERT: A benefit concert and silent auction to bring back fifth-grade strings at Ashland schools is planned for Monday, July 21, at Mountain Avenue Theater at Ashland High School, 201 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Performers include Martin Majkut, Leslie Kendall and Ed Dunsavage, Scott Cole, Duan Whitcomb and more. The silent auction begins at 7 p.m., concert at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance at Paddington Station, $25 at the door, $10 for students.

Tuesday, July 22

Teen Craft Event: Teens can make painted book bags from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6994.

Kids Book Event: Author Richard Seidman will read his book "World Cup Mouse" from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Children will be able to finger knit and draw their own picture of the soccer playing mouse during the event. Call 541-774-6995.

Saturday, July 26

Family Art Day: The Schneider Museum of Art will offer family activities revolving around rarely seen items in its permanent collection from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the museum at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is free, and children can make an art project in the hands-on activity room. See

Live Music: Tom Boylan of Northern California will perform in his one man band HoBo at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Oberon's Tavern, 45 N. Main St. See

Sunday, July 28

ANPF Performance: The Ashland New Plays Festival will present a reading of the play "In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)" by Sarah Ruhl at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 28, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St. The reading cast will include Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors Kate Hurster, Mark Bedard, Al Espinosa, Barret O'Brien, Britney Simpson, Erica Sullivan and Rachael Warren. For information and tickets see or call 541-621-1232.

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