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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.
Author talk: Author Susanne Severeid of Ashland discusses her new book, "When Someone You Love is Dying: Some Thoughts to Help You Through." Free. 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, Ashland Senior Center.
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.
Thursday, March 16
Native Plant Society: Jan and Dave Dobak will give a free presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, about the flora of Nevada's Ruby Mountains and Wheeler Peak, and California's Lassen Volcanic National Park. Refreshments are at 6:45 p.m. in Room 161 of the Southern Oregon University Science Building, Ashland. Call 541-535-5355.
Author Talk: Beckie Elgin will discuss "Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7" about a wandering wolf at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Charles Guy and Linda Powers: Guitarist Charles Guy and violinist Linda Powers will perform Latin-flavored original instrumentals and songs along with familiar cover tunes at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 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.
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.
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.
Friday, March 17
Brava! Opera: Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti's 1843 comic opera, "Don Pasquale," will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, March 17, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at the Mountain Avenue Theatre on the Ashland High School campus, 201 S. Mountain Ave. Directed by Willene Gunn and conducted by Martin Majkut, this fully staged opera will be performed in English. The show will feature a cast of professional singers and instrumentalists, and Donizetti's hilarious plot and sublime music combine to create a masterpiece. Tickets are $35, $15 for students and can be purchased at bravaopera.com or by calling 800-901-7173, ext. 3.
Saturday, March 18
Rogue Modern Quilters Guild: The quilting group meets from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month for sewing, demonstrations and show-and-tell projects at Talent Town Hall, 206 E. Main St., Talent. A business meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. All levels of experience are welcome. Annual dues are $25. The first visit is free. Call 541-512-1442 or see roguemodernquilters.wordpress.com.
Contra Dance: Dances are held from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Dance instruction will be available at 7 p.m. On March 18, calling is by Karen Olsen with Siskiyou Celt providing live music. No perfumes or scented oils, and clean bodies and clothes are encouraged. Admission is $10, $6 for students. Call 541-488-0679 or 541-482-7751 or see www.socontra.org.
Bob Rawlings and Alan Berman Trio: Pianist Alan Berman, sax player Bob Rawlings and bassist Jeff Addicott will play a mix of jazz standards at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 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.
Sunday, March 19
Ballroom Dance: Ballroom dances are from 2 to 4 p.m. the third Sunday of each month in the lower level of Ashland Family YMCA, 541 YMCA Way. Pianist Alan Berman will play music for fox-trot, swing and Latin dancers and listeners. Admission is $7 or $5 for ages 19 and younger. Call 541-488-1154.
Planting party: Lomakatsi Restoration Project invites the public to help celebrate spring with Lomakatsi by helping to tend baby plants at the Lomakatsi Jackson Wellsprings Nursery on from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 19. Free. Pre-registration is requested; go to lomakatsi.org/commevents. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sheila at 541-778-7356.
'Living Little Women': Miriam Reed will present her one-woman, 40-minute play "Living Little Women," based on "Little Women" author Louisa May Alcott, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Bil Leonhart: The jazz guitarist will perform at noon Sunday, March 19, 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.
Ben Gault: The pianist will play "pre-bop" improvisational jazz at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 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.
Celtic Evensong: Everyone is welcome at this quiet, candlelight reflective service. The Lenten theme is Brokeness and Blessed expressed through readings, poetry, Celtic harp, and music by Dr. Bob Adams. The Rev. Anne Bartlett leads the worship. No sermon, only a brief reflection by a member of the congregation. 7 p.m. Sunday, March 19, Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 North Second St., Ashland. 541-201-3418, trinitychurchashland.org