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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.

Recorder Group: Recorder players of all ages and skill levels can join the Recorder Group of Talent at noon Tuesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or seewww.jcls.org.

Spanish-English Conversation Group: Join in the Spanish-English Conversation Group at 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Chat about interesting ideas and help each other learn a new language. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.

Wednesday, March 8

History Lecture: Vicki Bryden will give a free presentation on local author Edison Marshall from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Marshall wrote over 60 novels, including historical novels and books adapted into movies. The presentation is part of the monthly "Windows in Time" lunchtime lecture series. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Hands-All-Around Quilters: Visitors can work on individual projects or sew quilts for charity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Wesley Hall in the First United Methodist Church,175 N.Main St., Ashland. Call 541-732-0141.

Train Movies: Classic films set on trains will be shown at 2 p.m. Wednesdays in March at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4132 or see www.jcls.org.

Ed Dunsavage: Jazz guitarist Ed Dunsavage will perform a mix of originals and standards at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 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.

Thursday, March 9

"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. Thursday through Saturday, March 9-11, and  2 p.m. Sunday, March 12 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.Author Talk: K.G. Stiles will discuss her new book, “The Essential Oils,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. This reference guide lists more than 250 recipes for natural, wholesome aromatherapy. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Spanish-English Conversation Group: Practice a new language from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6980 or see www.jcls.org.

Author Talk: Victor Lodato will discuss his novel “Edgar and Lucy” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Trivia Night: Smithfields Pub & Pies hosts a free trivia night from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Call 541-482-7437.

Jef Ramsey Duo: Guitar and mandolin duo Kathryn Casternovia and Jef Ramsey will play at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 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. 

Friday, March 10

Preschool Puppet Theatre: Gather around to see what Brenda Bear and friends are up to at 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of every month at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $6. A brief environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show and playtime. A snack and craft or activity will follow. No late seating will be allowed.

Band du Pays Swing: The band will perform a mix of swing music for dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Evergreen Ballroom’s Jacob Jagger will offer East Coast swing dance lessons at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. See www.paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.

Not Too Shabby Duo: Singer Lisa Yriarte and guitarist Pete Brown will perform a mix of jazz standards by such artists as Diana Krall, Etta James, Norah Jones, Billie Holiday and others at 6 p.m. Friday, March 10, 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.

Saturday, March 11

Poetry Day: Writing professor Robert Arellano will lead the Schneider Museum of Art's Free Family Day — with a focus on poetry writing for both English and Spanish speakers — from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the museum, near the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Docent-led Tuesday Tours are at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Call 541-552-6245 or see sma.sou.edu.

Author Talk: Joanna Kubicka Fenn — who has lived in Egypt, Poland, the Soviet Union and America — will discuss her diary-style memoir, "Weaving the Strands of Life," from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman: Classical and flamenco guitarist Grant Ruiz and jazz guitarist Dan Fellman will team up to play duets at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 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.

Band du Pays Swing: The band will perform a mix of swing music for dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Evergreen Ballroom’s Jacob Jagger will offer East Coast swing dance lessons at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. See www.paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.

Sunday, March 12

Bennett Gale: Performance artist Bennett Gale presents "The Chronicles of Oggle," his story about growing up in Ireland in the 1960s and '70s, from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Jon Galfano: The guitarist and composer will play original instrumentals from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 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.

Joe Cohoon Trio: Acoustic bassist Joe Cohoon — along with a revolving cast of players — will perform classic, instrumental jazz at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 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.

Jane Austen Society: The society presents "The Humor of P.G. Wodehouse" and "Regency Women Artists" during a meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Tea will be served. Call 541-482-3262.