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Thursday, June 8

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.

Blades of Grass: The duo —  mandolin player Jef Ramsey and guitarist Kathryn Casternovia will perform bluegrass, vintage country and swing, along with vocal harmonies, at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 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.

SOU Wind Ensemble: Southern Oregon University's Wind Ensemble, directed by Cynthia Hutton, will present music from Latin America at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Ashland campus. Look for Owen Reed's "La Fiesta Mexicana," Heitor Villa Lobos' "Bachianas Brasileiras No.2," "El Retiro" by Alfredo Mejia Vallejo and more. Sax player Zachary Yu Yang, winner of SOU's 2017 Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition, will perform Claude T. Smith's "Fantasia for Alto Saxophone." Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors, and can be purchased at oca.sou.edu/box office or 541-552-6348. Students get in free.

Friday, June 9

Preschool Puppet Theatre: Gather around to see what Brenda Bear and friends are up to at 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of every month at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $6. A brief environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show and playtime. A snack and craft or activity will follow. No late seating will be allowed.

Southern Oregon Swing: Swing dances are held from 8 to 11 p.m. every second and fourth Friday at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Beginners' instruction is at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10, $5 for ages 66 and older, and free for ages 18 and younger and full-time students. Call 541-324-7981.

Preschool Puppet Theatre: Gather around to see what Brenda Bear and friends are up to at 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of every month at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $6. A brief environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show and playtime. A snack and craft or activity will follow. No late seating will be allowed.

Paul Turnipseed Trio: Guitarist Paul Turnipseed, bassist Jeff Addicott and drummer Mike Fitch will play will perform a mix of New Orleans and Latin rhythms, along with jazz and blues standards at 6 p.m. Friday, June 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.

Le Cirque Centre: The circus academy and its students will present a journey down the rabbit’s hole with an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” at 7 p.m. Friday, June 9, and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10, in the Mountain Avenue Theatre at Ashland High School, 201 S. Mountain Ave. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at alicecirqueshow.brownpapertickets.com, at Music Coop or Le Cirque. See socircus.org.

Saturday, June 10

German Cars and Coffee: Owners of German and European cars and enthusiasts meet from 8 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month in the Brammo parking lot, 300 W. Valley View Road, Talent. Complimentary coffee and donuts are provided.

Garden Tour: The American Association of University Women self-guided Spring Garden Tour is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 10, at six gardens in Medford, Central Point, Jacksonville and Talent. The gardens range from a poolside paradise to a country pollinator garden to a showcase for glass garden art. Tickets are $20 and are available in advance at Jackson County Grange Co-op stores, the Blue Door in Jacksonville, Caprice Winery and Penny and Lulu’s Studio Florist in Medford. Tickets are available the day of the tour at any of the gardens, located at 520 Valley Oak Blvd., Central Point; 2361 Old Stage Road, Central Point; 875 Singler Lane, Jacksonville; 770 Laurel Lane, Jacksonville; 1942 McKenzie Drive, Medford; 4192 Coleman Creek Road, Medford; or 1670 Pioneer Road, Talent. Kids ages 12 and younger are free. Participants are invited to take a rest stop at Caprice Vineyards, 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point, to relax, see alpacas and browse the Rolling Hills Alpaca Farm Boutique. Wine and food will be available for purchase. Tour proceeds benefit local college scholarships and other programs that further the educational opportunities of local women and girls. See medford-or.aauw.net/garden-tour-2017/.

Lee Stewart: Singer and pianist Lee Stewart will perform swing and jazz from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 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.

Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman: Classical and flamenco guitarist Grant Ruiz and jazz guitarist Dan Fellman will team up to perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 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.

Band du Pays Swing: The band will perform a mix of swing music for dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 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.

Sunday, June 18

Bullhart Duo: Guitarists Mark Turnbull and Bil Leonhart will team up to play music that is something between Burl Ives and Thelonius Monk from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 18, 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, June 18, 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, June 12

Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at all Jackson County library branches. Babies in the Library and Wobblers programs will take a spring break from May 29 through June 12. Pre-kindergarten story time programs will continue without a break. See jcls.org.

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.

Children's Chess Club: Kids ages 5 and up are invited to join the club that meets from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. An instructor will be available each Monday for kids wishing to learn or improve their game. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 541-774-6995 or see jcls.org.

Author Talk: Scott Kloos will give a free talk on his book "Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants" at 7 p.m. Monday, June 12, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. For more information, call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.

Theatre Talk Series: The Ashland New Plays Festival presents its Theatre Talk series at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays on select dates at the Headwaters building, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. Moderator John Rose will have a series of talks with actors Rodney Gardiner on June 12, Britney Simpson on July 17, Vilma Silva on Aug. 14 and Steven Sapp on Sept. 18. A pass to all four talks is $30 and can be purchased by sending a check made out to ANPF to Sunny Anderson, 247 N. Laurel St., Ashland, OR 97520. Any remaining tickets will be sold on an individual basis for $10 each at the door 10 minutes before each talk. See http://www.ashlandnewplays.org/theatre-talks/.