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Saturday, April 1
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. Bee City USA Ashland Chair Kristina Lefever will give a presentation on pollinator gardens Saturday, March 4. Email email@example.com.
Build your own bird house: Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland, will offer a birdhouse-making class at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1. Lee Webb, local wildlife biologist, will lead the class and have some fun facts about birds. This is a family-friendly project that includes hammering and drilling. Please bring a hammer to the class. A $5 donation to Siskiyou Audubon Society is encouraged. Register at the store or call 541-482-3241.
Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers: The Oregon Old-time Fiddlers will host a jam session from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Acoustic musicians are welcome to sit in. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is by donation. Call 541-779-8145 or see www.ootfa4.org for information.
Music by Mondonville: Musicians of Jefferson Baroque Orchestra and Chorus will present a program of music by French Baroque composer Jean-Joseph de Mondonville. Included will be motets "Jubilate Deo" and "Coeli enarrant Gloriam Dei" featuring soprano Marisa Lenhardt from San Francisco, baritone Philip Engdahl from Mount Shasta and tenor Daniel Rodriguez from Medford. Guest conductor Marc Vanscheeuwijck, specialist in historical performance practice at the University of Oregon, will lead the orchestra and chorus and is also cello soloist for Marais’ “Sonnerie de Ste-Genevieve du Mont de Paris.” Concerts are at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Newman United Methodist Church, 132 N.E. B St., Grants Pass, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is $20 general, $18 senior, $5 student. For more information, visit www.jeffersonbaroque.org.
Sunday, April 2
Bird Walk: Meet at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 2, at the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland, for a free walk to Ashland Pond, a local birding site with waterfowl, raptors and possible river otter and beaver sightings. The round-trip walk is about two miles. Bring binoculars. Call 541-482-3241 to reserve a spot.
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.
The Bad Film Society: In a spoof on the Ashland Independent Film Festival, the Bad Film Society presents the Ashland Co-Dependent Film Festival at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 2, in the Ashland Elks Dungeon. The entrance is on Will Dodge Way, the alley between East Main Street, Lithia Way and First and Second streets. A feature film and short films will be shown with subjects that include a Frankenstein-style mad scientist with a voodoo-loving assistant, the world's largest collection of toilet-seat art, the band KISS showing up to perform at a high school homecoming dance, comedian Louis CK's take on Catholicism, Japanese animation, Donald Trump and award-winning special effects. Audience members can bring bad DVDs, tapes or books to give away. A $4 donation for the Elks is requested, and bring a potluck dinner dish. Call 541-488-5117.
Christopher: Acoustic guitarist and singer Christopher will perform at noon Sunday, April 2, 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.
Craig Wright Band: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Craig Wright, singers Savannah True Randall and Laynie McCartney and bassist Jeff Addicott will present music that explores the emerging and traditional cultures of the Northwest at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 2, 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.
Monday, April 3
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/story.
Ashland Garden Club: A panel of club members will discuss spring gardening and lessons learned from gardening in the Ashland area at 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. The program will be interactive. Call 541-482-4558.
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.Tallis Scholars: This choir of 10 voices will perform "Metamorphosis," a program of sacred Renaissance music from around the world, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Look for pieces by Praetorius, Tevener, Gibbons, Holst, Stravinsky, Palestrina and more at the show. Tickets are $42 or $49 and can be purchased online at chambermusicconcerts.org or by calling 541-552-6451 or 541-552-6348. 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, April 4
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 see www.jcls.org.
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.
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.
Martin Gerschwitz: The keyboard and violin player, vocalist and composer of Iron Butterfly fame will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $15. Call 541-482-5700 or see www.grizzlypeakwinery.com.