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Friday, May 5

Le Cirque Centre: The circus academy will present "Solo Flights" by The Empyrean Aerialists at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Le Cirque Centre, 280 E. Hersey St., No. 12, Ashland. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Music Coop or at the door. Call 541-301-6804 or see socircus.org.

Savanna: Rhythm guitarist Liz Jones, percussionist Anna Christensen and upright bass payer Bob Rawlings will perform originals penned by Jones, along with classic country and western, '60s and '70s folk-rock, soul, reggae and blues at 6 p.m. Friday, May 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.

Art Exhibit: A reception with artists runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 5, at Weisinger Family Winery, 3150 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, to celebrate the latest Five Friends art exhibit. Paintings by Martha Abshear, Midge Black, Denise Souza Finney, Joan Franklin and Mary Hills will be on display through June 30 at the winery, which is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Call 541-535-1206.

Saturday, May 6

Community Market: An indoor and outdoor Community Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Vendors supply their own tables and set-up is on a first-come basis, with check-in at 7:30 a.m. The fee is $10 for a 10-by-10-foot space outside or table space inside. Vendors can sell produce, art, crafts, housewares, yard sale items or other goods. Email bvgrentals@gmail.com for more information.

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. Email cjmuhr@yahoo.com.

Festival Noons: Scenic-painting techniques from the 2017 Oregon Shakespeare Festival season will be demonstrated at noon Saturday, May 6, 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.

Le Cirque Centre: The circus academy will present "Solo Flights" by The Empyrean Aerialists at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Le Cirque Centre, 280 E. Hersey St., No. 12, Ashland. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Music Coop or at the door. Call 541-301-6804 or see socircus.org.

Art Exhibit: An opening party for the "Becoming a Mother/Losing a Mother" art exhibit is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 6, at Project Space, 106 Talent Ave. Studio No. 5, Talent. The exhibit is up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7. Megan Headley, mother of a young child, explores the transformation and sacrifice involved in procreation using the inspiration of the octopus. Sarah F. Burns lost her mother suddenly in September 2016 and she journals her grief and memories through paintings. See www.artprojectspace.com.

Scrabble: Play for free from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.

Crafts for Mother's Day: Families are invited to make free crafts and gifts and decorate bags for mothers from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at participating downtown Ashland businesses in advance of Mother's Day on Sunday, May 14. Participating businesses are Paddington Station, Posh Organics, The Crown Jewel, Manzanita on Main, The Websters, Yogurt Hut, The Book Exchange, Unicorn Gifts & Toys, Tree House Book and Small Change Children's Store. Call 541-482-1343.

Community Market: An indoor and outdoor Community Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Vendors supply their own tables and set-up is on a first-come basis, with check-in at 7:30 a.m. The fee is $10 for a 10-by-10-foot space outside or table space inside. Vendors can sell produce, art, crafts, housewares, yard sale items or other goods. Email bvgrentals@gmail.com for more information.

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. Email cjmuhr@yahoo.com.

Rogue Valley Peace Choir: The 90-member choir will present its 14th annual spring concerts, "A Time for Peace," at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., and 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Ashland First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St. Look for music composed by Joni Mitchell, Sam Cooke, Cat Stevens, Harry Belefonte, Holly Near and more, along with poems by Wendell Berry and Langston Hughes set to choral arrangements. Admission is free; donations will be accepted.

Handbell Concert: Handbell musicians from the West Coast, conducted by Ellie Hodder, will present "Ringing Out Loud," a program of compositions for handbells and arrangements of familiar tunes, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Ashland Middle School, 100 Walker Ave. The concert is the culmination of the Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference, a weekend of workshops and handbell clinics. Admission is by donation. Call 541-324-0404 for information.

Sunday, May 7

Jefferson Baroque Orchestra: The early music orchestra will present "Trios and Triangles: Tales and Tunes from Shakespeare's England" at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The program celebrates the Rule of Three, the idea that events that come in threes are more humorous and effective than any other number. Geoff Ridden will host this romp through musical excerpts from early English theater, and members of Classic Readings Theatre Company will perform scenes from early English plays. Admission is $15, $10 for seniors, $5 for students, and can be purchased at the door.

Jefferson Center: Peter Buckley, six-term representative in the Oregon Legislature, will talk about "Understanding the ACE, Adverse Childhood Experiences" during the next Jefferson Center meeting, set for 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in Pioneer Hall, 73 Winburn Way, Ashland. Buckley has been championing efforts to help better serve children from preconception to age 24 in Jackson and Josephine counties by understanding how past experiences shape the way they learn, their health and their mental well-being. 

Monday, May 8

Hip-Hop Poetry Open Mic: Performance artist and writer Bryce Monroe will host a Hip-Hop Poetry Open Mic from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 8, in the Black Swan Theatre on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is free. See www.osfashland.org.

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, May 9

Talking Circle: Theme for May is "Vulnerability: The Doors It Closes and the Doors it Opens." All are welcome to attend any or all sessions. 11 a.m. to noon each Tuesday at the Ashland Culture of Peace office, 33 First St., Suite 1, diagonally across Lithia Way from the Ashland Post Office. The May 9 gathering focuses on "How/when is vulnerability a detriment? How/when a benefit  to you?" www.ashlandcpc.org.

Friday, May 12

Band du Pays Swing: The band will perform a mix of swing music for dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, 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 paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.