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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.

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.

Author Talk: Lance Olsen and Loy Rowan, authors and publishers of contemporary writing, will discuss and sign their books at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Schneider Museum of Art on the Southern Oregon University campus, Ashland. Olsen's most recent book is "Dreamlives of Debris." Lou Rowan's most recent book is "A Mystery's No Problem." See oca.sou.edu.

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, April 7

Southern Oregon University Art Exhibits: A reception for artists is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 7, at the Center for the Visual Arts Galleries in buildings near the the Schneider Museum of Art on the Southern Oregon University Ashland campus. Exhibits continue through April 27, with regular gallery hours from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Another reception for work at the Stevenson Union Building on campus is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 7, with regular gallery hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 541-552-8315.

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.

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.

Sunday, April 9

Joe Cohoon Trio: Acoustic bassist Joe Cohoon — along with a revolving cast of players — will perform classic, instrumental jazz at noon Sunday, April 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.

Brava! Opera Concert: Bass-baritone Brad Walker will perform 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Look for selections by Berlioz, Gounod, Handel, Shostakovich, Schubert and more. Pianist Laurie Anne Hunter will provide accompaniment. Walker is winner of Brava! Opera's National Vocal Competition. Tickets are $15, $5 for students, and can be purchased online at bravaopera.com or by calling 800-901-7173, ext. 3.

Jon Galfano: Guitarist and songwriter Jon Galfano will perform original instrumentals at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 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.

Blake McGee and Chi-Chen Wu: The clarinet and piano duo will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors, and can be purchased online at oca.sou.edu/box-office or by calling 541-552-6348. Students get in free.

Poetry Reading: Everyone, from local students to published poets, is invited to read a poem or just listen from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Monday, April 10

Hip-Hop Poetry Open Mic: Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor Cedric Lamar ("Off the Rails," opening Aug. 1) will host a Hip-Hop Poetry Open Mic from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 10, in the Black Swan Theatre on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is free.

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 11

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 April 11 topic is genealogical research. Call 541-774-6996.

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 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Highway 99 North, Ashland. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.