Tuesday, Aug. 19
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 www.rvgrowersmarket.com.
LGBT Luncheon: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders and their supporters are encouraged to attend a potluck luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, under the balcony at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth Street. The monthly meetings, hosted by the Rogue Valley LGBT Elders and the Social Justice and Action Committee of the fellowship, will include discussions about building the LGBT community. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share, and a $2 suggested donation for drinks.
Festival Noons: Wardrobe supervisor Ann Stephens will lead a free park talk from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 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.
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.
OSF Green Show: The Unfortunates Band will will give a second free performance at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The band is made up of writers and musicians involved with the 2013 OSF premiere production of the musical "The Unfortunates." The group includes hip hop a capella group 3blindMice, singer-songwriter Casey Lee Hurt, members of local folk band Hamfist and local drummer Mike Fitch. The Festival offers free presentations and performances from local, national and international artists Tuesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 12. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
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 www.universitytm.org.
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, Aug. 20
Demonstration Garden Tour: Master Gardeners Liz Landreth and Susan Lander will lead tours through the gardens from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave. The tour will include tips on how to attract wildlife and conserve water. The tour is free, and registration is required. Call 541-488-6606 or see www.ashland.or.us/register.
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.
Festival Noons: Professor Michael Warren of the University of California, Santa Cruz will present "Early Shakespeare: Gentlemen Making Errors" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Carpenter Hall at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. Admission is $12, $10 for OSF members, or $8 for youth ages 6 to 17. Tickets are available at the box office. Call 541-482-4331 or www.osfashland.org.
Toddler Storytime: Children ages 2 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 www.ashlandenoteca.com.
OSF Green Show: Tames Allen will will give a free living history lecture at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The actress, historian and fashion history teacher will discuss "Shakespeare's Time — Lower Class" in costume. The Festival offers free presentations and performances from local, national and international artists Tuesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 12. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
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.
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 www.theplaywrightpublichouse.com.
Thursday, Aug. 21
Public Meeting: The Ashland Downtown Beautification Improvement ad hoc committee will meet at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-552-2106.
Festival Noons: Oregon Shakespeare Festival will lead a family-friendly introductory preface into William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 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 box office. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
Mah Jongg: Experienced and beginner adults 50 and older are invited to play Mah Jongg, a tile game of Chinese origin, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave., Ashland. Free. Call 541-488-5342 or visit www.ashlandseniorcenter.org.
Hearts and Spades: Adults 50 and older are invited to play card games from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Donations are accepted. Call 541-488-5342.
OSF Green Show: The Jazz Men will will give a free performance at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The band, formed in 2011, consists of musicians from other areas of the country who have established themselves as residents of Southern Oregon. The consortium includes soloists with improvisational skills and singers with professional experience. The Festival offers free presentations and performances from local, national and international artists Tuesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 12. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.