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Tuesday, May 30
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.
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 30 gathering focuses on "How does vulnerability support the culture of peace values of compassion and respect?" www.ashlandcpc.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.
Wednesday, May 31
Community Meeting: Ashland Culture of Peace Commission at 4 p.m. each Wednesday, at the ACPC office, 33 First St., Suite 1, diagonally across Lithia Way from the Ashland Post Office.
Lithia Park Nature Walks: Trained naturalists lead free 90-minute walks at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays starting at the entrance of Lithia Park on Winburn Way in Ashland through Sept. 29. Saturday walks are added in July and August. Topics include trees, plants, wildlife, climate, water, geology and the history of the park. Call 541-488-5340 for more information.
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.
Book Sale: The Friends of the Ashland Public Library hold fundraising book sales from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See www.jcls.org.
Movies: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The May 31 movie from 2016 is about a linguist who tries to decipher an alien language. Free popcorn will be available. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Agatha Christie Movies: Movies based on Agatha Christie's classic murder mysteries will be shown at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays in May at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Call 541-535-4163 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 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.
Author Talk: Meredith Maran will discuss her book, "The New Old Me: My Late-Life Reinvention," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. The talk is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.
Thursday, June 1
Library Fine Forgiveness: Library branches in Jackson County will forgive overdue fines and lost books in return for food donations during the month of June. Food for Fines allows anyone with an outstanding balance for overdue books or lost library items to have $5 in charges or costs forgiven for every can or package of non-perishable food donated to a local branch, with no limit on the amount that can be forgiven. Donated food must be in store-sealed cans, boxes or plastic containers within its expiration date. Customers who don't have fines or fees can be part of the program by making donations of non-perishable food items to any library branch in June. Food donations will be distributed locally. Patrons can find out the amount of their outstanding fines by calling 541-774-8689 or viewing their account online at www.jcls.org.
Spanish English Conversation Group: Practice a new language from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6980 or see www.jcls.org.
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, June 2
First Friday Art Walk: Ashland galleries and other venues stay open from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 2, with exhibits, demonstrations, live music and refreshments for the monthly First Friday Art Walk. Art walk maps are available at participating galleries, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce at 110 E. Main St. and www.ashlandgalleries.com.
Art Reception: Artists will be present and refreshments will be served during a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 2, at Center for the Visual Arts galleries on Southern Oregon University’s Ashland campus. Exhibits run through June 16. Regular gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Exhibits are “The Sound of Sight” by Travis Lorenz, “three fifty eight 9 + one” by an SOU spatial studies class, “Dissolve Me” by Justine Bruguier, paintings about religion by Tracy Ballensky, “The Potter and the Painter” by Epiffany Gombart and Caitlin McMorris, “Show Me Your Teeth” by Melissa Harland and “Somewhere That’s Green” by Epiffany Gombart. An annual juried SOU student art show is in the Stevenson Union Gallery. Call 541-212-0292.
Art Fundraiser: Participants are invited to take turns making changes to a large canvas between 6 and 8 p.m. Friday, June 2, at the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., Ashland. The cost is $25, with proceeds benefiting a project to create a reclaimed materials mural called “Uplifting.” Spots can be purchased at www.kdhstudios.com, or participants can drop by with donations the evening of the event and join in. A digital file of the completed work will be sent to all participants with an opportunity to purchase the original.
Tile Breaking Event: Artists Karen Rycheck and Krista Hepford will show participants how to break tile safely for art projects from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 2, at Abbey Carpet & Floor, 1668 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Participants will help break and sort tile pieces for a reclaimed materials mural called “Uplifting” that will be finished later this summer. The event is free but donations for the mural are welcome. Bring work gloves, safety glasses and boxes for sorting if possible. Some will be available. Closed-toe shoes are required. Ashland Safeway will provide refreshments. See www.kdhstudios.com.
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, June 2, 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, June 3
Ashland Airport Appreciation Day: Flight enthusiasts and the curious can sit inside airplanes, take rides in planes and helicopters and more from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Ashland Municipal Airport, 403 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Activities include a smokejumper exhibit, skydivers, bouncy houses, ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum displays, food trucks, a radio-controlled plane exhibition, flying drones, custom cars, up-close looks at airplanes and jets and helicopter rescue demonstrations. Call 541-482-7675.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Savanna: Rhythm guitar and standup bass duo Liz Jones and Bob Rawlings will perform from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. See www.paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.