Saturday, Aug. 23
Growers Market: The Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays on Oak Street, between East Main Street and Lithia Way, Ashland. 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.
Festival Noons: Lydia G. Garcia will moderate and actor Kenajuan Bentley will present in the family-friendly lecture "An Actor's Process: Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 'The Great Society' " from noon to 1 p.m. at Oregon Shakespeare Festival 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.
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.
Art Workshop and GMO Presentation: Local artist and activist Catie Faryl will present "Don't Shop with the G-Nome: How and Why I Avoid GMOs" from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St. The event will include an hour-long lesson on botanical drawing and painting, a display of Faryl's work, and a dialogue on genetically engineered seeds and foods. The event is free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 the Calle Guanajuato pedestrian walkway behind the Ashland downtown Plaza. Call 541-301-9811 or see www.lithiaartisansmarket.com.
OSF Green Show: Dancing Spirit Native American Performance Group will give a free performance at 6:45 p.m. on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The group is led by Southern Oregon University Native American Studies professor Brent Florendo, who is a member of Wasco, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs of Oregon. Florendo is the lead singer for the Dancing Spirit Drum, and other performers are from Florendo's extended family. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
Music at Paschal Winery: Band du Pays — featuring singer Kacie Garner, alto and soprano sax player Stephen Gagne, bassist Merrill Smith, guitarist Tony Brussat and drummer Bryan Jeffs — will perform jazz and swing standards for dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is $12. Call 541-535-7957 or see www.paschalwinery.com.
Sunday, Aug. 24
Festival Noons: Oregon Shakespeare Festival Stage Operations Manager Thomas Curtis will lead a free park talk from noon to 1 p.m. at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Bill Patton Garden, outside Gate 1 of the Allen Elizabethan Theatre, 15 S. Pioneer St. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
OSF Green Show: Tames Allen will will give a free living history lecture at 6:45 p.m. on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The actress, historian and fashion history teacher will discuss "Shakespeare's Time — Upper Class" in costume. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
Monday, Aug. 25
Tai Chi at Ashland Senior Center: Combination beginning and intermediate tai chi classes are offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Holmes Ave. Cost is $3 or $4 per class. Call 541-552-0698.
Tai Chi at FMEC: Gene Burnett will lead tai chi classes from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays at Family Massage Education Center, 1081 E. Main St. Cost is $10. Call 541-482-3567.
Toddlerobics at the Library: Toddler exercise classes are offered at 11 a.m. Mondays at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6995.
Line Dancing for Seniors: Line dancing for adults 60 and older is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Advanced line dancing is from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the center. Admission is $2. Call 541-488-5342.
ACIM Meetings: A Course in Miracles group meets at 5:30 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Fridays in Ashland. Meetings are free. For information and location email email@example.com.
Preschool Storytime: Preschool children and families can attend storytimes from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6995.
Tuesday, Aug. 26
Festival Noons: Oregon Shakespeare Festival records and reference archivist Debra Griffith will lead a free park talk from noon to 1 p.m. at Oregon Shakespeare Festival Bill Patton Garden, outside Gate 1 of the Allen Elizabethan Theatre, 15 S. Pioneer St. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
Brain Books Discussion Group: The group will discuss “How Intelligence Happens” by John Duncan from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Social Security Workshop: Charter Retirement Planning Counselor Rich Todd will lead “Social Security Planning for Baby Boomers” at 5:30 p.m. at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St. The workshop is meant for baby boomers who have not yet retired. Cost is $10. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-5340.
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: Eugene dance troupe DanceAbility International will give a free performance at 6:45 p.m. on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The troupe consists of dancers with and without disabilities. 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. 27
Free Admission at ScienceWorks: The museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, hosts exhibits year-round that explore energy, anatomy, chemistry, perception, motion, engineering and more. Admission is free on the first Wednesday of every month. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call 541-482-6767 or see www.scienceworksmuseum.org.
Festival Noons: Southern Oregon University professor David McCandless will present the lecture "'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' as Problem Play: a Performance Perspective" from noon to 1 p.m. at Oregon Shakespeare Festival Carpenter Hall, 15 S. Pioneer St. Admission is $12, $10 for OSF members or $8 for youth ages 6 to 17. Tickets are available at the OSF box office. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.
Free Library Movie: The library will show the 2014 film “Cesar Chavez,” rated PG-13, from 2 to 4 p.m. at 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. Call 541-774-6996.
Summer Music Jam: The Summer Music Jam in the Park will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave. Musicians are encouraged to bring an acoustic instrument, lend their voice, and bring a song to share. Songs about nature, animals or plants are encouraged. The event is free and preregistration is not required. Call 541-488-6606.
OSF Green Show: The Rogue Valley Gospel Group will give a free performance at 6:45 p.m. on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. The local group consists of eight singers, two pianists, two percussionists, a bassist and an electric guitarist, and blends contemporary Christian and traditional gospel music with influences of Latin, jazz, rock, funk and blues. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.