Tuesday, Sept. 20
Ashland Tuesday Market: Fresh produce and other goods are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.
Recorder Group: People of all ages and skill levels who play the recorder are invited to the Recorder Group of Talent at noon Tuesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.
Ashland Cribbage Club: Play or learn cribbage for free at 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave., Ashland. Call 541-488-5342.
Spanish-English Conversation Group: Join in the Spanish-English Conversation Group at 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Some are learning English and some are learning Spanish. Chat about interesting ideas and help each other learn new words. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.
Communication Practice Group: Joanna Niemann hosts a communication practice group from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. every Tuesday, at Peace House, 543 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. It is open to anyone who has had an introduction to NVC, has read Marshall Rosenberg’s book "NonViolent Communication" and wants to practice. Regulars and drop-ins are welcome.
Trivia Night: Round up friends and family for Tuesday Night Team Trivia at 7 p.m. at Louie's Restaurant, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free, and prizes will be awarded. Call 541-482-9701.
Wednesday, Sept. 21
Talent Greeters: The Talent Chambers Greeters will be at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Ashland Wine Cellar, 38 Lithia Way, Ashland.
Blood Donation: Donate blood from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Elks Lodge #944, 255 E. Main St., Ashland.
Preparedness on a Budget: In these uncertain times emergency preparedness is an important topic. The theme will be explored by Terri Eubanks, who will help you learn to prepare for disaster with a limited budget from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
History Talk: Teacher and historian Susan Stitham will discuss how elected representatives from the young state of Oregon sided with Confederate states to legalize segregation in 1876 during at talk from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Camelot Theater, 101 Talent Ave., Talent. The event is free but space is limited and reservations are required. For more information about the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Community Lecture Series, call 541-552-6048 or see www.sou.edu/olli.
Community Art Project: Help to create a landscape-scale stone spiral labyrinth in preparation for the Bear Creek Salmon Festival on October 1 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is free. The spiral will be used as a focal point for this year’s event theme: “Stewardship Flows Downhill.” Work gloves and guidance will be provided. Preregister by calling 541-488-6606 or at www.ashland.or.us/register.
Clothing Sale: The Havurah is hosting its 8th Annual Women’s Clothing Sale from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 21-22, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The sale features gently used, fashionable women’s clothing and accessories at great prices. Refreshments will be served. Entry is free for all women and girls. Call 541-488-7716.
Caregiver Support Group: This monthly drop-in group welcomes family members and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia from 5:30 to 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Admission is free. The group provides a safe, confidential environment for emotional support, education and problem-solving.
Jeff Stanley: Rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Jeff Stanley will perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See www.bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Deobrat Mishra and Mahapununya Das: 11th Generation sitarist Deobrat Mishra and tabla master Mahapununya Das will perform from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $15 at the door for students, $20 online and $25 at the door. Purchase tickets at www.brightstarevents.net/deobrat-mishra. This event is part of a US tour to raise money for yoga teacher training for lifers in the Oregon State Penitentiary and teaching “untouchable” children classical music against the grain of all tradition in India.
Thursday, Sept. 22
Blood Donation: Donate blood from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Latter-day Saints - Ashland Ward, 111 Clay St., Ashland.
Chess Club: Weekly Chess Club with Ed Hirsch, for children ages 7 and up, meets from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday in the Children's Department at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org.
Phoenix Garden Club: Brooke Sanders of P. Annie's Secret Garden will speak on "Sowing Seeds of a Different Kind" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St., Phoenix. Call 541-535-8602.
David Pinsky & Phil Newton: The guitar and harmonica duo will perform original and Chicago-style blues duets at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See www.bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Green Party Candidates: The Jackson County Pacific Greens is holding an educational event from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Gresham Room at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The evening will include conversations about Measure 97, comments by Erik Navickas, U.S. Senate candidate, and information about the Jill Stein campaign. Lawn signs, bumper stickers and handouts for Jill, Erik and other Green races will be available. For more information call 541-482-0102.
Author Reading: Jack Weins, author of "Tending Our Grief" will do a reading at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. "Tending Our Grief" is a practical guide for the disorienting emotional journey which is our normal, human response to loss. Call 541-488-0029.
Friday, Sept. 23
Local Fundraiser: The Gather: Fall Friend-Raiser will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. The Rogue Suspects will perform. Admission is $15 or $20 at the door. Food for purchase by Sultan's Delight. Purchase tickets at http://www.ashlandfilm.org/Page.asp?NavID=883.
Words & Wine: Louis Sahagun will discuss his non-fiction book "Master of the Mysteries," a biography of Manly P. Hall that tells the story of modern American Spiritualist movements at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Weisinger Family Winery, 3150 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 541-488-5989 or see weisingers.com.
Jeff Kloetzel: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will perform an acoustic mix of rock, pop and folk at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See www.bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Sports Massage: In this 90 minute presentation, learn and discuss the benefits of Sports Massage, different types of sports massage and the roles it can play for your body and fitness from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Ashland Institute of Massage, 280 Hersey St., Suite A-8, Ashland. Call 541-482-5134.
Community Folk Dance Party: Omada Kosmos — Kevin Carr on violin, bagpipes, oud, mandolin and tamboura, Olof Soderback and Steve Boyer on accordions, Bryan Jeffs on drums, Stephen Gagne on clarinet and alto and soprano saxophones, and Merrill Smith on standup bass — will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, for a folk dance party at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. Singers will be from Rogue World Ensemble, a choir that draws from musical traditions of Eastern Europe, Africa, South America, the British Isles and American roots. Join in traditional folk dances from around the world. Admission is $10 to $15 on a sliding scale and includes a dance lesson at 6:30 p.m.