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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.
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.
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 11
Solar Oven S'mores: Participants can use household items to create solar ovens and bake s'mores at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. The cost is $5. To sign up, call 541-482-3241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rick Millward: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Rick Millward will perform a mix of pop, rock, folk and jazz, along with his original songs, from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at Pebblestone Cellars, 1670 Pioneer Road, Talent. See email@example.com or call 541-512-1655.
Joe Cohoon Trio: Acoustic bassist Joe Cohoon — along with a revolving cast of players — will perform classic, instrumental jazz from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 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.
Jon Galfano: Guitarist and composer Jon Galfano will perform his original instrumentals at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 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/.
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, June 13
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 rvgrowersmarket.com.
Tech Talk: Tech Talks are from 1 to 2 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. To sign up, call 541-774-6996 or visit the reference desk.
Schneider Museum of Art: In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Schneider Museum of Art presents the work of four acclaimed artists, with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the museum, located on the Southern Oregon University Ashland campus. The exhibit continues through Sept. 9. Featured artists are Tofer Chin and Amir H. Fallah of Los Angeles, Liz Shepherd of Ashland and Ryan Schneider of Joshua Tree, Calif. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. See sma.sou.edu.
Talking Circle: Theme for June is "Compassion." 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 June 6 gathering focuses on "What is compassion?" www.ashlandcpc.org.
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 see 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 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.