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Saturday, April 15
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, April 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.
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.
Game Day: Teens, adults and kids ages 8 and over are invited to play new and classic board games, video games and Magic card games from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15, in the Ashland library teen department, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6994 or see www.jcls.org.
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 April 15, calling is by Noah Grunzweig with Hands4 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.
Sunday, April 16
Ashland Rotary Easter Egg Hunt: The Rotary Club of Ashland presents its annual Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 16, by the tennis courts in Lithia Park along Winburn Way. Families are encouraged to arrive early. The hunt will be over in a minute or two. Kids in age groups of 2 and younger, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10 years old will hunt for more than 3,000 Willamette Egg Farm eggs boiled and dyed by Southern Oregon University dining hall staff, candy and two golden eggs good for special prizes. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos.
Bil Leonhart: The seven-string jazz guitarist will play improvisational instrumentals with Bach-like chordal movements at noon Sunday, April 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.
Ben Gault: The pianist will play "pre-bop" improvisational jazz at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 16, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Gault's list of favorite composers includes W.C. Handy, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and Harold Arlen. Admission is free. See www.bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
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.
Monday, April 17
Tap House Talk: Kerry Metlen will discuss “Climate, Fire, and Forest Restoration: Ashland Watershed Success” during a free talk from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 17, at The Black Sheep Pub and Restaurant, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. See www.scienceworksmuseum.org.
Artist Competition: Registration is open for the Southern Oregon Plein Air 2017 outdoor painting competition running from Thursday, June 29, through Saturday, July 1, at various locations. Registration by May 15 costs $65 and includes a pre-event "Cork and Fork" dinner with no host wine bar Wednesday, June 28, at Paschal's Winery and Vineyard in Talent. Registration from May 15 through the deadline of June 3 costs $75. Artists will have an opportunity to display their finished paintings. More than $1,500 in cash and prizes will be awarded. See www.soartistsworkshop.com.
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.
Southern Oregon University Art Exhibits: Exhibits continue through April 27 at the Center for the Visual Arts Galleries in buildings near the Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University. Regular gallery hours from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Another exhibit is in the Stevenson Union Building, with hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 541-552-8315.
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.
Teen Movie: A free Star Wars movie about the Rebel Alliance trying to steal Death Star plans is at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 17, at the Ashland library teen department, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6994 or see www.jcls.org.
Poetry Reading: The free reading features poets from a new anthology on the theme of drought at 7 p.m. Monday, April 17, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Pepper Trail, Amy Miller, Quinton Hallett, Laura LeHew and Catherine McGuire are contributors to "The Absence of Something Specified." Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
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 18
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.
Author Talk: Sea paddler Susan Conrad will give a free talk on her memoir "Inside: One Woman's Journey Through the Inside Passage" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. The book recounts her 1,200 mile solo journey to Alaska. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.