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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.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.
Wednesday, April 5
Bird Event: Wild Birds Unlimited owner Laura Fleming will discuss ways to make gardens more inviting for wild birds from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the Ashland library, 401 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-864-8850 or see jcls.org.
First Wednesday bird walk: The Rogue Valley Audubon Society holds free bird walks at Agate Lake the first Wednesday of every month. The walks begin at 8:30 a.m. and end before noon. The slow-paced walk covers about 1.5 miles. Meet Wednesday, April 5, at the main parking area on the east side of the lake opposite the boat ramp. For details, see www.roguevalleyaudubon.org/First_Wednesday_Count.html.
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.
Bird Talk: Wild Birds Unlimited store owner and biologist Laura Fleming will discuss how to attract wild birds to yards during the spring nesting season from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The talk includes information about what makes a good nest box, what birds will use a nest box in the local area and where to put the boxes. Call 541-774-6980 or see www.jcls.org.
Comedy Movies: Movies featuring Richard Bernard “Red” Skelton are shown at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays in April at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Admission and refreshments are free. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.
The Brothers Reed: Guitar duo Aaron Reed and Philip Reed will play an acoustic mix of original folk and pop, along with a few choice covers, and sing sibling harmonies at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 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.
Thursday, April 6
Ashland Independent Film Festival: The 16th annual festival features more than 100 documentary, feature and short films plus live performances, art installations, filmmaker discussion panels, children's programs and more Thursday, April 6, through Monday, April 10, in several Ashland venues. See ashlandfilm.org to purchase tickets and see the event schedule. Film prices are $13 for adults, $12 for seniors and $6 for students.
Author/Editor Talk: Author and editor Stephen Gray will discuss the book "Cannabis and Spirituality: An Explorer's Guide to an Ancient Plant Spirit Ally," written with 18 international contributors, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Ed Dunsavage Trio: Guitarist Ed Dunsavage, bassist Joe Cohoon and drummer Gary Hirsh will perform jazz standards and arrangements at 6 p.m.Thursday, April 6, 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, April 7
Savanna: Rhythm guitarist and singer Liz Jones, percussionist Anna Christensen and bassist Bob Rawlings will play a mix of country, rock, folk and more at 6 p.m. Friday, April 7, 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, April 8
Rabbits: Jackson County 4-H Clubs will have a variety of rabbits to view and hold from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Club members will share their knowledge about caring for rabbits at the free event. Call 541-482-3241.
Festival Noons: Amrita Ramanan, director of literary development and dramaturgy at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, presents "Opinions, Facts and Imagination: How Historical and Personal Narrative Intersect in OSF’s 2017 Season" at noon Saturday, April 8, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Tickets are $12 or $8 for ages 17 and younger. Call the box office at 1-800-219-8161 or see www.osfashland.org.
Band du Pays Swing: The band will be joined by bassist Jeff Addicott and perform a mix of swing music for dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 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.
Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman: Classical and flamenco guitarist Grant Ruiz and jazz guitarist Dan Fellman will team up to play at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 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.
Neshama Carlebach: The storyteller and folk singer will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Like her father, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, Neshama captures the imaginations of people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at havurahshirhadash.org or by calling 541-488-7716.