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  • Friday, Aug. 15
    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.
    Festival Noons: Tom Bryant, dramaturg for Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of "The Great Society," will present the lecture "Guns or Butter? The impact of the Vietnam War on Lyndon Johnson's presidency, his Great Society social programs and the civil rights movement in America" from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Carpenter Hall, 15 S. Pioneer St. Admission is $12, $10 for OSF members and $8 for youth ages 6 to 17. Tickets are available at the OSF box office. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
    Daedalus Film Festival: The 2014 film “The Normal Heart” will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St. The film adapts the Tony award-winning play about the onset of the HIV/AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s. The films are shown as part of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s annual fundraiser to end the spread of HIV/AIDS. Tickets are $10, and benefit The Daedalus Project. Call 800-219-8161 or see www.osfashland.org/daedalusfilmfest.
    Peace Village Festival: The annual summer music, arts and wellness festival will be held Friday through Sunday, Aug. 15-17, at Jackson WellSprings, 2253 Highway 99 N., Ashland. A lineup of local and national bands will perform on two stages throughout the event, with reggae powerhouse Indubious and tribal rock band BROTHER headlining on Friday. Dogon Lights, Liberation Movement and Alcyon Massive headline Saturday, and Delhi 2 Dublin, Fanna-Fi-Allah, Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda perform on Sunday. Healing arts such as massage, yoga, steam and mineral baths and a full-size swimming pool will be available, as well as many activities for kids. The festival opens at 3 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $30 in advance for Friday, $35 for Saturday and Sunday, and can be purchased at www.peacevillagefestival.org. Tickets will cost $35 at the gate on Friday, $40 on Saturday and Sunday. Camping and all-access passes are available. Late-night dances will be held at 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Dance tickets cost $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
    Saturday, Aug. 16
    Trinity Episcopal Church Annual Rummage Sale: Sale of books, antiques, collectibles, electronics and more from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 44 N. Second St., Ashland. Proceeds to benefit the church's music program.
     Growers Market: The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market runs from 8:30 to 1 p.m. Saturdays on Oak Street between East Main Street and Lithia Way. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.
    Lithia Park Nature Walks: Ashland Parks and Recreation leads free guided walks through Lithia Park at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays at the park entrance at the Ashland Plaza. Walks last about an hour and a half and cover a variety of topics about the park. No registration is required.
    Lithia Artisans Market: The outdoor arts-and-crafts market features fine art and a variety of wares by local artists and artisans, as well as live music, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays on Calle Guanajuato behind the Ashland Plaza. Call 541-301-9811 or see www.lithiaartisansmarket.com.
    Festival Noons: Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor Dan Donahue will present "An Actor's Process: Richard III in 'Richard III'" from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Carpenter Hall, 15 S. Pioneer St. Admission is $12, $10 for OSF members and $8 for youth ages 6 to 17. Tickets are available at the OSF box office. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
    Scrabble: Play for free from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.
    West Coast Music Festival: Folk, bluegrass, Americana and country bands Steep Ravine, the Scott Law Bluegrass Dimension, Paige Anderson and the Fearless Kin, along with local favorites Eight Dollar Mountain, Rainy & The Rattlesnakes and the Alice DiMicele Band with Jeff Pevar and Mikey Stevens will gather for the 2014 outdoor music festival held at Greensprings Inn, 11470 Highway 66, Ashland. The music starts at noon and will run until dark. Tickets cost $20 in advance and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/366098. Tickets will cost $25 at the gate. Kids 13 and younger get in free.
    Teen Game Day: Teens can play video games and board games from noon to 3:30 Saturday, Aug. 16, at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6994.
    'The Battle of Amfar': The HIV/AIDS documentary film “The Battle of Amfar” and the short film “A Last Farewell” will be shown at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St. The films are shown as part of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s annual fundraiser to end the spread of HIV/AIDS. Tickets are $10, and benefit The Daedalus Project. Call 800-219-8161 or see www.osfashland.org/daedalusfilmfest.
    'The Normal Heart': The 2014 film “The Normal Heart” will be shown at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St. The film adapts the Tony award-winning play about the onset of the HIV/AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s. The films are shown as part of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s annual fundraiser to end the spread of HIV/AIDS. Tickets are $10, and benefit The Daedalus Project. Call 800-219-8161 or see www.osfashland.org/daedalusfilmfest.
    'Common Threads': The 1989 documentary film “Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt” will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St. The film covers the first decade of the AIDS epidemic in the U.S., and director Jeffrey Friedman will be on hand for a Q&A session about the film’s 25th anniversary. The films are shown as part of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s annual fundraiser to end the spread of HIV/AIDS. Tickets are $10, and benefit The Daedalus Project. Call 800-219-8161 or see www.osfashland.org/daedalusfilmfest.
    'How to Survive a Plague': The 2012 documentary film “How to Survive a Plague” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St. The film tells the story of young activists who created social movements in the fields of HIV/AIDS. The films are shown as part of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s annual fundraiser to end the spread of HIV/AIDS. Tickets are $10, and benefit The Daedalus Project. Call 800-219-8161 or see www.osfashland.org/daedalusfilmfest.
     Sunday, Aug. 17
    Festival Noons: Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor Christiana Clark will lead a free park talk from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Bill Patton Garden, outside Gate 1 of the Allen Elizabethan Theatre, 15 S. Pioneer St. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
    Origami: Learn the art of paper folding in a hands-on demonstration from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Adults and children 5 and older are invited. No experience necessary. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org.
    'Common Threads': The 1989 documentary film “Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt” will be shown at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St. The film covers the first decade of the AIDS epidemic in the U.S., and director Jeffrey Friedman will be on hand for a Q&A session about the film’s 25th anniversary. The films are shown as part of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s annual fundraiser to end the spread of HIV/AIDS. Tickets are $10, and benefit The Daedalus Project. Call 800-219-8161 or see www.osfashland.org/daedalusfilmfest.
    'The Battle of Amfar': The HIV/AIDS documentary film “The Battle of Amfar” and the short film “A Last Farewell” will be shown at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St. The films are shown as part of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s annual fundraiser to end the spread of HIV/AIDS. Tickets are $10, and benefit The Daedalus Project. Call 800-219-8161 or see www.osfashland.org/daedalusfilmfest.
    'Broken Heart Land': The documentary film “Broken Heart Land” will be shown at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St. The film tells the story of teen Zack Harrington, who committed suicide because he was gay. The film covers Zack’s conservative upbringing in a Bible Belt town divided on the issue of homosexuality. Zack’s parents, Nancy and Van Harrington, will attend for a Q&A session following the film. The films are shown as part of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s annual fundraiser to end the spread of HIV/AIDS. Tickets are $10, and benefit The Daedalus Project. Call 800-219-8161 or see www.osfashland.org/daedalusfilmfest.

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