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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.
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.
Ashland International Folk Dancers: The group meets Fridays at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, to perform dances from Eastern and Western Europe, Greece, Scandinavia, Israel, Turkey and the Middle East. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m., and dancing goes from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. No partners needed. Admission is $5. Call 541-535-6397 or 541-482-8249.
Southern Oregon Swing: Swing dances are held from 8 to 11 p.m. every second and fourth Friday at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Beginners' instruction is at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10, $5 for ages 66 and older, and free for ages 18 and younger and full-time students. Call 541-324-7981.
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.
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum: The focus is space Saturday, March 11, at ScienceWorks, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, during Launch to Space Activity Day. Beginning at 7 p.m., Family Overnight begins with kids and parent or guardians spending the night at the museum, learning about the night sky, building lunar rovers and making alien atmospheres. Bring a sleeping bag and pad. The event includes a light breakfast and ends at 9 a.m. The overnight event is $50 for adults and $30 per child. To register, see www.scienceworksmuseum.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.
Bird Watching: Participants 10 and older can learn how to identify birds and help count birds at feeders from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays through March at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The free activity takes place under a covered pavilion. Call 541-488-6606 or see northmountainpark.org.
Kid Story Writing: Kids 5 to 13 are invited to Stories Alive, where they will write stories and then transform those stories into shadow puppet shows every Saturday through March 18. The activity is from 10 to 11 a.m. for ages 5-8, and from 1 to 3 p.m. for 9-13, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org.
Art Exhibit: "Shapes of Curiosity: The SOU Creative Arts Faculty Exhibition" continues through March 11 at the Schneider Museum of Art, near the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. An art-themed family activity will be offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11. Docent-led tours are at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Call 541-552-6245 or see sma.sou.edu.
Scrabble: Play for free from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.
Southern Oregon Nordic Club: Beginner and intermediate classic ski lessons begin at 11 a.m. each Saturday through March, weather and snow conditions permitting. A ski tour will follow at noon. Locations will vary depending on snow conditions, so confirm the time and meeting location with Michael Dawkins, 541-482-2703, prior to the outing. A schedule with other upcoming Southern Oregon Nordic Club outings and contact info is available on the onc.org/sonc website.
Sunday, March 12
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.
Monday, March 13
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, March 14
Ashland Independent Film Festival Preview Night: AIFF will announce its 2017 film and event lineup at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at the Southern Oregon University Recital Hall, Ashland. The free event includes showings of clips from festival films, a pocket guide and insider information about the festival, which runs April 6-10 in several Ashland venues. Festival information will be available beginning March 15 at ashlandfilm.org.
PubTalk: SOREDI’s March LAUNCH Ashland PubTalk for area start-ups features MaskIT founder Shallan Ramsey. Appetizers and coffee/tea provided, beer and wine available for purchase. PubTalks are free to attend. Register at www.soredi.org/events Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, Ashland Springs Hotel Ballroom, 212 East Main St.
Tech Talk: Tech Talks are from 1 to 2 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The March 14 topic is about a database service that allows users to research health and medical information. The April 11 topic is genealogical research. Call 541-774-6996.
Second Tuesday Book Club: The Second Tuesday Book Club meets at 3 p.m. at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The March 14 book is "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt about murder and six classics students at an elite American college. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market: Fruits and vegetables, crafts, specialty foods, drinks and more are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.
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.
Trivia Night: Tuesday Night Team Trivia is held 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, March 15
Cuba Film: A 33-minute film ("Maestra") about Cuba's 1961 literacy campaign in which students became teachers in remote areas will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Spanish with English subtitles, 33 minutes. A question-and-answer period and information about the 2017 Cuba Caravan follows. See www.maestrathefilm.org. Call 541-482-8915. Sponsored by Peace House.
Memoir Writing: Peter Gibb demonstrates how to use mindfulness to improve memoir writing from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Register by calling 541-774-6996.
Liz Jones: Singer and rhythm guitarist Liz Jones will perform a mix of country, folk and more at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 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.
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.
Storytime and Art: Writer and Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor Barret O'Brien will read some of his favorite inspirational children's stories by various authors at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. After the storytime, kids can create their own artwork with a variety of craft materials. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org.