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Saturday, March 4
Talent Garden Club: The club meets the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Talent library, 101 Home St. The club will host a seed exchange from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. Bring seeds to share and take those that interest you. A small donation is requested. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rob Petrone: The classical guitarist will play a mix of music from Brazil, Latin America and France, along with his own arrangements of Italian compositions, at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 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.
"Sweeney Todd": This musical thriller is the story of an unjustly exiled barber who returns to London to avenge himself against a judge who framed him and stole his wife. His path leads him to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a pie shop. Director Jeremy Johnson moves the story from 19th-century London to someplace in the future. Shows are set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4; 2 p.m. Sundays, March 5 and 12; and 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 9-11, in the Mountain Avenue Theatre at Ashland High School, 201 S. Mountain Ave. Tickets for reserved seats are $15 and can be purchased at showtix4u.com only. Other tickets are $10, $7 for students and seniors, and can be purchased at showtix4u.com or by calling 866-967-8167.
The Hamazons: Warrior Princesses of Improv: Cil Stengel, Eve Smyth and Kyndra Laughery will present "Go West," a performance that tangles long-form improvisational comedy with Western characters such as cowboys, gold miners, saloon girls and outlaws, at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. The story will be presented in two acts and completely unscripted. Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at hamazons.com. Tickets will be $18 at the door.
Sunday, March 5
Kids Hamentash Bakeoff: Children have the opportunity to make hamentashen (a traditional triangular filled cookie). Songs, dancing, crafts and games will follow. The program is in honor of the holiday of Purim on March 12. The bakeoff starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Chabad Mitzvah Deli, 1474 Siskiyou Blvd. To join in, RSVP at www.ChabadofAshland.org or call 541-482-2778. Parents and grandparents are invited to join their children. Space is limited. Cost is $3 per child ($8 at the last minute); donations are appreciated to help cover the cost. All are welcome, regardless of affiliation or background.
Legos in the Libraries: Learn Lego building skills at 12:30 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org.
Oregon Chocolate Festival: The 13th Annual Oregon Chocolate Festival continues from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Ashland Hills Hotel, 2525 Ashland St. Tickets are $20. Kids 8 and younger get in free. free. Events include classes, chef demonstrations, chocolate and beer pairings and panel discussions. See www.oregonchocolatefestival.com for schedule and ticket details. Tickets are available at the Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites, the downtown Ashland Springs Hotel or by calling 541-631-2008.
Nature Journal: Kids 5 and older can learn to keep a nature journal at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. A walk to Lithia Park to observe and record nature will follow. Admission is free. Register by calling 541-482-3241.
Jefferson Baroque Orchestra: James Bishop-Edwards and David Rogers on lute and cittern, Steve Berman on bandora, Roma Sprung on gamba, Aaron Moffat on violin and Pat O'Scannell on recorder will present "Consort Music for Diverse Instruments" at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Look for traditional ballads and dances on a lively combination of early musical instruments. Admission is $15, $10 for seniors, $5 for students, and will be available at the door.
Author Talk: James Sulzer will discuss his middle school-age, nanotechnology-themed adventure novel "The Card People" from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Southern Oregon: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Craig Wright's new project features singers Savannah True Randall and Laynie McCartney and bassist Jeff Addicott performing music that explores emerging Oregon traditions and Wright's southern roots. The group will play at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 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.
The Hamazons: Warrior Princesses of Improv: Cil Stengel, Eve Smyth and Kyndra Laughery present "Go West," a performance that tangles long-form improvisational comedy with Western characters such as cowboys, gold miners, saloon girls and outlaws, at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. The story will be presented in two acts and completely unscripted. Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at hamazons.com. Tickets will be $18 at the door.
Monday, March 6
Tai Chi: The Ashland Senior Center offers beginning/intermediate tai chi from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. Mondays at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Sliding scale, $3-4 per session. 541-552-0698.
Hip Hop Poetry Open Mic: Singer, songwriter and recording artist Gene Burnett and poets Liesl Garner and Blaine Alexander Lindsey will be featured in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Hip Hop Poetry Open Mic to be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 6, on the Black Swan Theatre on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is free.
Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at all Jackson County library branches. See www.jcls.org/programs-and-events/storytimes/ for dates and times.
Ashland Garden Club: Joel Heller will give a free presentation on growing various types of berries from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 6, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. See www.ashlandorgardenclub.org, email email@example.com or call 541-482-0396.
Line Dancing for Seniors: Line dancing for adults 60 and older is held at 1 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.
Tuesday, March 7
Books@Noon: Discuss your favorite books, learn what others are reading and hear suggestions for your reading list at noon the first Tuesday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
SOCAN at Mountain Meadows: Southern Oregon Climate Action Now will hold its monthly meeting from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in the Jefferson Room at Mountain Meadows. Meetings are free and open to the public. Call 541-282-3238 for additional information.