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Friday, April 21
Breakfast: The Rogue Valley New Day Network breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. Friday, April 21, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. The breakfast talk will focus on the role of media in an era when they have been called "an enemy of the people" and "the opposition party." Jeff Golden will be the guest speaker.
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Kloetzel will play a mix of acoustic folk, rock and jazz at 6 p.m. Friday, April 21, 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.
Tutunov Piano Series: Flutist Luis Meireles and pianist Maria José Souza Guedes will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Tickets are $20, free for students, and can be purchased online atsou.oca/performing arts, by calling 541-552-6348.
Saturday, April 22
Earth Day: The Rogue Valley Earth Day celebration is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, outdoors at the ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum grounds, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Outdoor admission is free. Museum entry is $2 on Earth Day. Activities include science and technology demonstrations, eco-friendly crafts, games, storytelling, local food and beverage vendors, dancers and musicians. Participants are encouraged to carpool, bike or ride the bus to the event and bring a reusable beverage container. See www.roguevalleyearthday.net.
Siskiyou Singers: The choir, directed by Mark Reppert, will present "For the Beauty of the Earth," a program of works by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Handel, Lauridsen, Parker and others, including John Rutter's exploration of the wonders of earth, "For the Beauty of the Earth," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Tickets are $20, $5 for students, and can be purchased online at siskiyousingers.org or at Music Coop or Paddington Station in Ashland or Grocery Outlet in Medford. Ed Wight Will present a free pre-concert lecture one hour before each show.
Sunday, April 23
David Pinsky and Phil Newton: The guitar and harmonica duo will play original and '60s-style Chicago blues duets from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 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.
Ballroom Dance: Ballroom dancing is from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23, in the lower level of the Ashland Family YMCA, 541 YMCA Way. The Al Berman Trio will play foxtrot, swing, Latin and waltzes. Admission is $7 or $5 for ages 19 and younger. Call 541-488-1154.
Holocaust Remembrance: The Havurah Synagogue and Temple Emek Shalom will remember victims of the Holocaust and hear stories of non-Jews who risked their lives to save people persecuted at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The event is free. Call 541-488-7716.
Craig Wright Band: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Craig Wright, singers Savannah True Randall and Laynie McCartney and bassist Jeff Addicott will perform original music that explores the emerging and traditional cultures of the Northwest at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 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 24
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.
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 25
Brain Books: Discuss the 2015 book "Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics" by Richard Thaler from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at the Ashland library Guanajuato Room, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996.
Talent Historical Society: Historian Jan Wright will give a free talk "John Beeson, Pioneer Native American Advocate" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at the Talent Historical Society Museum, 105 N. Market St., Talent. Call 541-512-8838.
Wednesday, April 26
Movies: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. A movie starring Denzel Washington and based on August Wilson’s play “Fences” will be shown on April 26. Free popcorn will be available. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Siskiyou Sleuths Book Group: The book group discusses interesting mysteries and welcomes new readers from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The April 26 book about murder in Africa is “Nairobi Heat” by Mukoma wa Ngugi. The May 31 book set at a West Sussex school is “Well-Schooled in Murder” by Elizabeth George. The June 28 book is “Cold Storage, Alaska” by John Straley. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Kids Storytelling Workshop: Playwright, novelist and actor Barret O'Brien will present "Create Your Own Adventure" at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at the Ashland library children's department, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Kids will learn four pillars of what makes a great story and improvise a tale using prompts group voting and a song or two. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.barretobrien.com.
Poetry Reading: Poet, translator and traveler Carlos Reyes, author of "Guilt in Our Pockets: Poems from South India" and Vince Wixon, author of "Laying By," will read their poems at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. The event is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Rogue Rage Duo: Harmonica player Harpo DeRoma and guitar and Dobro player Dan Tiller will perform Delta and country-style blues at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 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.
Left Edge Percussion: Southern Oregon University percussion ensemble Terry Longshore, Bryan Jeffs, Greyson Boydstun, Jared Brown, Joseph Tierney, Andrew Wright and Keven Younker will present "Headed Downtown," a concert inspired by 12-tone music of '60s composers John Cage, Steve Reich and others, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the SOU campus in Ashland. The show will open with Bob Becker's "Mudra." Also look for Lou Harrison's "Fugue," Cage's "Third Construction," Reich's "Sextet," and more. 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.
Eight Dollar Mountain: The Rogue Valley bluegrass band will perform two sets of acoustic music at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre, First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. The show is part of the Cabaret's One Night Only series. Tickets are $15 in advance and are available online at theoregoncabaret.com. Beverages, appetizers and desserts will be available before the show and during the set break. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets will be $18 at the door. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center.